Real Name: Johnny Domino
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-95132) human ultra
Occupation: Adventurer, jazz saxaphone player
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Dr. Dawn Parker, Ellie Tremayne, Roger Tremayne, Ultraforce (Contrary, Ghoul, Hardcase, Prime)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Jazzman" (called by Chrysalis)
Base of Operations: His home in San Francisco, California, USA
First Appearance: Ultraforce cartoon series, "Night & the Nightman" (November 12, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: Night Man had superhuman
night vision, allowing him to see clearly in the darkest of night, and
he could telepathically hear the evil thoughts of others. He also did
not require sleep to survive but as a result of his mutation, he could
no longer stand being in the sunlight.
As Night Man, he wore an armored costume that was
equipped with an eye that granted him telescopic vision. He also
carried a gun that fired a bright flash of light and rope.
Height: 5'11"(by approximation)
Weight: 190 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue (see comments)
History: (Ultraforce cartoon
series, "Night & the Nightman" (fb)) - Jazz saxaphone virtuoso
Johnny Domino was driving his sports car through town without a care in
the world, when he pulled out in front of a runaway trolley car that
had been hit by a burst of energy. As his car was hit, Johnny was also
affected by the energy.
(Ultraforce cartoon series, "Night & the Nightman") - A short time later, a recovering Johnny watched on television as the news reported the accident that had left him hospitalized. When Dr. Dawn Parker visited to check on him and asked how he was doing, Johnny replied that he was doing fine but Parker suspected otherwise, asking if he was still experiencing flashbacks from the accident and announced that his pulse was racing. Flirtatiously remarking that his pulse was racing because he was near Parker, Johnny was reminded that the accident had left him unable to stand the sunlight but with incredible night vision. Their visit was interrupted when head of the hospital governing body Roger Tremayne entered the room, having heard that Johnny was being released and hoping that he could persuade Johnny into doing a benefit concert for the hospital's new pediatrics wing. Johnny agreed to do the concert and when Roger left the room, Johnny received a telepathic flash of Roger's thoughts about how he hoped his missing daughter Ellie was never found. Unsure of what he had heard, Johnny pushed the thought out of his mind and was soon released from the hospital. On the way out, Johnny invited Dr. Parker to see him play at the Clip House that night and she promised to try to be there. After Parker went back inside, Johnny received another telepathic flash, this time from the thoughts of Chrysalis, who had recently emerged from a coccoon it had been placed in during the accident that bestowed Johnny's powers while assuming the form of Ellie Tremayne. Seeing an older nurse, who was actually the form-assuming insectoid Chrysalis in the nurse's form, Johnny became curious and followed the running nurse. Chrysalis managed to evade Johnny long enough to assume the form of an investigating security guard, leaving only the coccooned older nurse's body for Johnny to find. Johnny immediately called for medical help and when EMTs rushed the coccoon in the hospital, Johnny admitted to Dr. Parker that he had heard a strange, pained voice prior to finding the coccoon but Dr. Parker was called away to surgery and she told him to go home and get some rest.
that night, Johnny played at the Clip House to a packed crowd and when
Dr. Parker arrived to watch him, Johnny received another telepathic
flash of thoughts from Chrysalis, who was preparing to capture Dr.
Parker and assume her form. Witnessing Chrysalis (in the form of the
security guard) kidnap Dr. Parker, Johnny leaped from the stage and
rushed out to save Dr. Parker, only to find that Chrysalis had already
coccooned Dr. Parker and assumed her form. Johnny then battled
Chrysalis until he was knocked off a ledge and fell over a cliff.
Teleported away mid-fall by the Ultraforce's Contrary, Johnny was
informed that he was a superhuman ultra by Contrary, who revealed that
many new ultras had emerged following the cable car accident that had
given Johnny powers. Contrary's conversation with Johnny was cut short
when Ghoul contacted Contrary to inform her that Ultraforce needed help
against a superhuman bank robber called Headknocker. After suggesting
Johnny consider a career change, Contrary returned Johnny, who later
watched on television Ultraforce's Hardcase attempting to stop
Chrysalis. Gearing up as he continued watching news reports, Johnny
admitted that Hardcase and Contrary had at least tried to stop
Chrysalis but monologued that perhaps Contrary was right about Johnny
considering a career change. Donning a cape, Johnny announced that it
was time for Chrysalis to meet the Night Man. Using his costume's eye
to track Chrysalis, Night Man visted Roger Tremayne's benefit and
hacked into the computer systems there and looked into Ellie Tremayne,
who he thought was Chrysalis, completely neglecting that he was
supposed to play the benefit as Johnny. Continuing his investigation at
the hospital, where Ellie's actual body resided in one of Chrysalis'
coccoons, Night Man returned to Tremayne's benefit just as Chrysalis
took the form of Hardcase. Chrysalis recognized Johnny in his new
identity and the two began a fierce battle, in which Night Man demanded
Chrysalis show her actual form, announcing that she was not Hardcase or
even Ellie Tremayne, but rather a mere parasite who had assumed their
forms and memories. Chrysalis revealed her true insectoid form and
attempted to fly away but Night Man lassoed her foot with his rope,
eventually knocked her into a radio tower and electrocuting the
parasite. The electrical backlash awakened those whose forms Chrysalis
had assumed and Night Man rushed to check on Hardcase. Chrysalis soon
reawakened and flew off, prompting Night Man to go after her but
Hardcase stopped him, instead pointing out the freed captives. While
the true Ellie Tremayne angrily reunited with her father, Night Man
disappeared from the scene, shortly after watched from the rooftops as
he played a saxophone solo.
Comments: Created by Richard Mueller and Dic Animation (see Appearances list for list of artists involved).
Johnny Domino's eyes are first shown to be blue but then later, they appeared to be brown.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Earth-95132's Night Man has No KNOWN connections to:
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Ultraforce cartoon series, "Night & the Nightman" (all images in this profile)
Ultraforce cartoon series, "Night & the Nightman" (November 12, 1995) - Richard Mueller (writer), Rick Del Carmen (character design, storyboards), Tec Cornello Manalac, George Perez, Rick Holberg (character design), Sung Hwan Choi (character design, prop design, storyboards), Vadim Sokolov, Jeff Starung, Ricardo Abrines (background design), Chuck Puntuvajana (prop design), Francisco Barrios, Jim Craig, Canuck Creations, Nicholas Filippi, Romeo Francisco, Adrian Gonzales, Tom Nesbitt, Scott Jorgeson, Dave Simons, Jason So, Michael Swanigan, Thom Tholen (storyboards), Martha Moran (story editor), Mike J. Smith (art director, character design, storyboards)
Last updated: 08/06/17
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