Real Name: Janus

Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Atlantean/Homo mermani)

Occupation: Sleeper agent

Group Membership: None

AffiliationsAmir, Politus (Paul), Namorita, Sub-Mariner, Wolverine (James Howlett)

Enemies: Eddie, Nitro, Sentry (Bob Reynolds), SHIELD

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Atlantis

First Appearance: Wolverine III#43 (August, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Janus is a trained warrior of the Atlantean guard, living as a sleeper agent among the humans for an unspecified period of time.


(Wolverine III#44 (fb) - BTS) - Three members of the Atlantean royal guard, Amir, Janus, and Paul, were sent to Earth to live as normal humans and with no memories of their pasts. These sleeper agents were meant to be utilized at some point in the future.

(Wolverine III#43) - Janus was surfing in Daytona Beach, Florida, when he fought off a group of angry thugs. He was then contacted by Amir and Paul, who reawakened his memories. They were assigned to go after Nitro, who had recently killed the princess Namorita. They tracked Wolverine, who was out looking for Nitro as well, killing a human they'd questioned along the way.

(Wolverine III#44) - The three Atlanteans watched from the bushes as Wolverine battled Nitro in Big Sur, California. They reported into the Sub-Mariner, who ordered Wolverine dead if he interfered. Janus leapt in at Wolverine, who drew his claws and the two of them battled across the woods. Paul and Amir asked Wolverine to stand down, claiming they only wanted to take Nitro and had no quarrel with him. When Nitro tried exploding, Paul hit him with a charge and tried restraining him. Nitro hit Paul with his elbow, but Paul and Amir fought Nitro while Wolverine fought off Janus. Nitro managed to get Wolverine in a headlock, and Wolverine tossed Nitro into the others. When Wolverine questioned the others, Janus revealed himself as Atlantean just as the Sub-Mariner arrived.

(Wolverine III#45)- When Wolverine stabbed Namor through the chest, Janus rushed to protect him, but Wolverine pulled off Janus' breathing mask, leaving him gasping for air. Wolverine then tossed the unit into Paul, who reverted to his true form and was knocked out. Amir held Nitro with a blade to his throat while Namor knocked Wolverine out. The Atlanteans then fled with Nitro. Wolverine soon pursued them to Atlantis wearing a suit of Iron Man armor. Janus attacked him, but was easily defeated. Wolverine, Namor, and Amir went to question Nitro, who had killed Amir's husband, Politus, who'd been sent to question him. As Politus died, he was able to reveal that Walter Declun had been behind the increase in Nitro's powers, which he'd learned earlier. Wolverine chopped off Nitro's hand, but left him to the Atlanteans.

(Wolverine III#47) - Janus and Amir, in their human guises, aided the wounded Wolverine against men in battle armor, including Eddie. They easily defeated the villains, but the Sentry (Bob Reynolds) then burst in with a contingent of SHIELD guards. Wolverine was captured, but the Atlanteans were let go due to their diplomatic immunity.

Comments: Created by Marc Guggenheim, Humberto Ramos, and Carlos Cuevas.

Profile by Chadman.

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Wolverine III#44, p21, pan1-6 (main)

Wolverine III#43-45 (August-October, 2006) - Marc Guggenheim (writer), Humberto Ramos (penciler), Carlos Cuevas (inker), Axel Alonso (editor)
Wolverine III#47-48 (December, 2006-January, 2007) - Marc Guggenheim (writer), Humberto Ramos (penciler), Carlos Cuevas (inker), Axel Alonso (editor)

First Posted: 02/21/2008
Last updated: 02/21/2008

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