main image

JAYSINDER SINGH JOHAL

Real Name: Jaysinder "Jasper" Singh Johal

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-93060/Ultraverse) human mutate

Occupation: Photographer;
    formerly shopkeeper

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None, briefly Forsa (Carlos Jiminez)

Enemies: Rioters

Known Relatives: Tinku (cousin), uncle, others (names unrevealed)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Los Angeles, USA

First Appearance: Ultraverse Year Zero: Death of the Squad#1/1 (April, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: Johal could control electricity, including the ability to discharge electrical blasts.

History:

(Ultraverse Year Zero: Death of the Squad#1/1) - The Jumpstart Effect triggered Johal's powers and he realized he could control electricity, but told no one of it.

(Ultraverse Year Zero: Death of the Squad#3/1) - Johal's uncle asked him to work in a family franchise elsewhere in the city because his cousin was ill. On the way, he thought about using his newfound powers to gain wealth as those in the new ultra supergroup, the Squad, had done.

    Later, rioting and violent looting broke out across Los Angeles in response to a "not guilty" verdict being passed for three white policemen filmed beating an African-American. Several looters approached Johal's store, smashed the window and racially abused him. Johal defended himself, unintentionally unleashing a massive electrical burst that burnt and killed the thieves. Squad member Forsa found him cradling one of those he had harmed.

(Ultraverse Year Zero: Death of the Squad#4/1) - Johal never told anybody about had what happened and so was never charged. He left the family business and followed his dream to become a photographer, keeping his power a secret.

Comments: Created by James D. Hudnall (writer), Scott Benefiel (pencils) and Jasen Rodriguez (inks).

The Los Angeles riots of 1992, triggered by the beating of Rodney King by five LA police officers, were concentrated in South Central Los Angeles, so perhaps this is where Johal's store was located.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Jaysinder Singh Johal has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Ultraverse Year Zero: Death of the Squad#3/1, p6, pan2 (main image)
Ultraverse Year Zero: Death of the Squad#1/1, p14, pan3 (headshot)


Appearances:
Ultraverse Year Zero: Death of the Squad#1/1 (April, 1995) - James D. Hudnall (writer), Scott Benefiel (pencils), Jasen Rodriguez (inks), Hank Kanalz & Phil Crain (editors)
Ultraverse Year Zero: Death of the Squad#3/1 (June, 1995) - James D. Hudnall (writer), George Dove (pencils), Jeff Whiting (inks), Phil Crain (editor)
Ultraverse Year Zero: Death of the Squad#4/1 (July, 1995) - James D. Hudnall (writer), George Dove (pencils), Jeff Whiting & John Stangeland (inks), Phil Crain (editor)


Last updated: 09/24/11

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™  and 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at:
http://www.marvel.com

Back to Characters