Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutant (Neo)
Group Membership: Unrevealed; possibly Warclan
Enemies: High Evolutionary (Herbert Wyndham), Mr. Sinister (Nathaniel Essex)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly Domina's stronghold, abandoned St. Michael's Church Complex, Brooklyn, New York;
formerly unrevealed hidden city of the Neo, possibly South America or Alaska
First Appearance: X-Men II#106 (November, 2000)
Powers/Abilities: Jaunt has the ability to teleport himself/herself and others.
(X-Men II#106 (fb) - BTS) - Jaunt and the Neo lived peacefully for years until the High Evolutionary, influenced by Mr. Sinister switched off the X-gene in all of Earth's mutants, resulting in many Neo's death.
(X-Men II#106 - BTS) - Domina and her Warclan set out for revenge against those responsible for their suffering and set her sights on the X-Men in the opening salvo of their war against humans and mutants.
(X-Men II#106) - Rax ordered Jaunt to teleport him back home after striking a deal with Rogue of the X-Men to help take down Domina in exchange for the mutants trapped inside Domina's stronghold.
(X-Men: Giant-Size#1 - BTS) - Because most Neo lost their powers after M-Day, no live Neo was born for over a year. When new mutants began surfacing, the Guardian Clan invaded Utopia to learn how mutants restarted their race, but the enigmatic Evolutionaries apparently disintegrated them and all other Neo worldwide to protect mutantkind.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer).
Jaunt was never seen on panel. It's been unrevealed if Jaunt was part of Domina's Warclan, it's possible he\she was only loyal to Rax who wanted to be the Jaeger of the Warclan.
Jaunt literally means "to go on a short journey." However, it has an extra nuance - on the British TV series Tomorrow People (which the 2010s series was a remake of) the titular characters can teleport, a process they call "jaunting." Claremont, being an Anglophile and fan of British SF, almost certainly knows this and took the name from there.
The Neo received a profile in the X-Men - Earth's Mutant Heroes (2011). The Neo were a society of Homo sapiens superior, an evolutionary offshoot of humanity born with the mutant X-gene, which gave them superhuman abilities. The Neo lived in seclusion for many generations and believed they were superior to humans and other mutants.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
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X-Men II#106, p18, pan6 (main image)
X-Men II#106 (November, 2000) - Chris Claremont (writer), Leinil Francis Yu, Thomas Derenick, Anthony Williams (pencilers), Mark Morales, Rick Ketcham, Norm Rapmund (inkers), Mark Powers (editor)
First Posted: 04/16/2019
Last Updated: 04/16/2019
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