Real Name: Jian (full name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate

Occupation: Hero

Group Membership: People's Defense League (Collective Man/Chang, Han, Ho, Lin & Sun Tao-Yu, Scientific Animal, Lady of Ten Suns)

Affiliations: Phillip Chang, Inhumans (Crystal/Crystalia Amaquelin, Flint/Jason, Grid/Dinesh Deol), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Yao Wu

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: China

First Appearance: All-New Inhumans I#5 (May, 2016)

Powers/Abilities: Spirit Animal is a "NuHuman," an Inhuman who was exposed to the Terrigen Cloud, with the ability to psychically connect to animals and to control or manipulate them as needed. He likely has an empathic connection to his animals and this can extend through to humans or mutants when his powers are magnified, such as when the Skyspear took over his form and boosted his powers. Among the animals that Spirit Animal has been seen to interface with are a tiger, a vulture, an owl and other birds.

As a member of the People's Defense Force with connections to the Chinese government, Spirit Animal has access to vast resources and technology.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 145 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: White
Hair: Bald

History: (All-New Inhumans I#5 (fb) – BTS) – After being exposed to the Terrigen Cloud, Jian, a Chinese civilian, discovered his Inhuman nature as a NuHuman with the power to interface with and control animals. Using the name Spirit Animal, Jian joined the People's Defense Force. When a mysterious Skyspear fell in Jinchang, China, the People's Defense Force began monitoring it as Spider-Man, Yao Wu and Philip Chang arrived to investigate.

(All-New Inhumans I#5) – A group of Inhumans (Crystal, Flint, Grid) landed to investigate the Skyspear and Spirit Animal watched them through the eyes of an owl. Soon, the People's Defense Force intervened and Collective Man demanded the Inhumans leave. Collective Man then tried to rip the Skyspear out of the ground but it held Collective Man in an energy field.

(All-New Inhumans I#6) – The Skyspear unexpectedly took over the minds of both Crystal and Spirit Animal, demanding that the others leave the Skyspear alone, and they fought to defend it from the assembled heroes. Spirit Animal launched his tiger and several birds against the others but then the Skyspear boosted his powers and used them to take over the mind of Collective Man, briefly turning him against the others. Wu and Chang then used equipment to disrupt the connections with the Skyspear, freeing the others from its influence.

(All-New Inhumans I#6 – BTS) – Back in Shanghai, Spirit Animal offered to let the Chinese government use him as an Inhuman template to study the Skyspears.

Comments: Created by James Asmus and Andre Limo Araujo.

Is it me or does Spirit Animal resemble the Japanese anime character One Punch Man? Yellow costume, white cape, red boots? Seems more than a coincidence to me...  --Proto-Man

Profile by Chadman.

Spirit Animal should not be confused with:

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All-New Inhumans I#6, p4, pan2 (main)
All-New Inhumans I#5, pa18, pan4 (face, with vulture on shoulder)

All-New Inhumans I#5-6 (May-June, 2016) – James Asmus (writer), Andre Lima Araujo (artist), Nick Lowe (editor)

First Posted: 04/29/2020
Last updated: 04/29/2020

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