DEHMAN DOOSHA

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (New Universe) human (Russian), paranormal

Occupation: Mercenary, former mental patient

Legal Status: Citizen of the Soviet Union with no criminal record

Group Membership: Medusa Web, Psi-Force; formerly, Crasniye Solleetsi

Affiliations: Justice (John Tensen), Lincoln Stryker

Enemies: Rodstvow

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Demon Within, Heatseeker, Johnny Do

Base of Operations: Mobile
formerly the Siberian Project, Siberia, USSR

Place of Birth: Kiev, USSR (1976)

Extent of Education: Not applicable

Religion: Unknown

First Appearance: Psi-Force#23 (September, 1988)

Powers/Abilities: Dehman Doosha is a pyrokinetic who can ignite the oxygen molecules in the air around him with his mind. The molecules will then burst into flames and cause other air molecules to do likewise. At times, the flames take the form and dimensions of subconscious manifestations in his mind.

Height: 5'2" Weight: 95 lbs. Eyes: Blue Hair: Sandy blond

History: (Psi-Force#26 - Dehman Doosha entry) - Dehman Doosha is the codename of an unnamed autistic paranormal whose powers manifested on July 22, 1986. He came into the possession of the Siberian Project, who trained him to serve in Crasniye Solleetsi.

(Psi-Force#23) <4/4/88> - Dehman Doosha was displayed to Serge Vladimiroff as he toured the ranks of Crasniye Solleetsi.

(Psi-Force#25) <4/5/88> - Dehman Doosha was spoken to telepathically by Wayne Tucker as the Psi-Hawk was destroyed by Rodstvow in Washington, D.C.

(Psi-Force#27) <9/4/88> - Boyd encountered Dehman Doosha, and when he learned that the staff were going to give him a lobotomy, he took over the central computer room and threatened to destroy all of their files unless Dehman Doosha was released to his custody. They agreed, and Boyd named Dehman Doosha "Johnny Do."

(Psi-Force#28) <10/3/88> - Boyd tried to teach Johnny how to read, but couldn't get any reaction from him. Frustrated, Boyd started to break down, and Johnny put a reassuring hand on his shoulder, which encouraged Boyd to keep trying.

(Psi-Force#29) <10/5/88> - The Medusa Web and Justice came to break out Tucker, Boyd, Falmon and Ling, and took Dehman Doosha as well. They began to escape, but were pursued by the Siberian Project's defenses.

(Psi-Force#30) <10/5/88> - Psi-Force, Justice, the Medusa Web and Crasniye Solleetsi joined forces against Rodstvow, under the direction of Wayne, and managed to crack his armor open and kill him, but his skeletal form continued to exist because he wasn't "aware" that he had died. Boyd was injured in the fight, and to destroy Rodstvow once and for all they had Coojeechiscue lift Boyd towards Rodstvow so that Dehman Doosha would come to his rescue and destroy Rodstvow.

(Psi-Force#31) <1/27/89> - Still recovering from their ordeal with Rodstvow, the group was offered a place in the Medusa Web again, and accepted. Babel had them engage in a training session against Potiphar, armed with a paint gun. Johnny was easily taken out, but when Boyd was hit, he attacked Potiphar, thinking Boyd was injured, but Boyd quieted him down. Babel then put them into intensive training for their first assignment: Afghanistan.

(Psi-Force#32) <5/13-14/89> - Their training complete, Psi-Force parachuted into Afghanistan to destroy a Soviet base that was supplying to Iran. In the course of the assignment, they met Sedara Bakut, a teleporting paranormal member of the Mujahedin, and Tucker learned that the traitor in the Mujahedin was Sedara's own father, whom she killed. In the aftermath of the assignment, Boyd tried to teach Johnny football, to no avail. However, Johnny spoke his first words to Boyd: "L-love y-you!" Sedara joined Psi-Force, and teleported them to Switzerland for a vacation.

(Psi-Force#32 - text) <4/1/98> - Wayne gave an interview to Playboy magazine in which he referred to some of Psi-Force's missions, including "the incident at Los Alamos." Johnny was mentioned to still be autistic.

Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza, Graham Nolan and Mike Witherby.

Dehman Doosha received an OHOTMU-style biography in Psi-Force#26.

Jonny's joining Psi-Force was previewed in a piece of art in Marvel Age Annual#4 by Ron Lim which depicted him in the team colors (although Lim drew him to be several years younger than how Graham Nolan ultimately depicted him).

Boyd and Jonny Do's relationship is reminiscent of Nicieza's later Nomad stories where Jack Monroe took the infant "Bucky" under his wing. Of course, Bucky didn't spontaneously combust.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Dehman Doosha should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Psi-Force#26, page 24
Psi-Force#25, page 24, panel 4


Psi-Force#25 (November, 1988)
Psi-Force#27-32 (January-June, 1989)

Last updated: 11/20/05

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