Real Name: Theodore "Theo" (last name
Identity/Class: Normal human
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Con Ed security, Mojo's Mojoverse
Known Relatives: Inez (wife), Alison,
one other (daughters), baby
(full names unrevealed)
Base of Operations: New York, USA
First Appearance: Longshot I#3 (November, 1985)
Powers/Abilities: Theo feels unlucky, having
endured many bad and disempowering experiences, which has led him to
embracing the nickname Jinx. He lives with undiagnosed depression. He requires spectacles.
Weight: 165 lbs. (by approximation)
(Longshot I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Overburdened with bills
and frustrated with power company's Con Ed's high bills despite their
multi-million dollar diamond investment, Theo felt disempowered
by the world and annoyed with continued nagging from wife Inez with
disruptions from his three children and disobedient puppy Poochy-Poo.
He'd been nicknamed Jinx for his string of bad luck.
I#3) - Needing quiet
time away from his wife, children and TV adverts, Jinx went to the
bathroom and brushed his teeth when he realized that this was a
continuing cycle. Wishing to end it, he took his handgun from a drawer
(which scared his family), shot the TV and left quietly into the
night. He jumped from a bridge in a suicide attempt but landed on
Longshot's body, who was recovering from a near-fatal injury. Jinx
hauled him to the riverbank, but Longshot realized Jinx's reason for
being there and told him to embrace life; instead Jinx again tried to
kill himself and Longshot again saved him. Hearing of Jinx's plight
Con Ed, he encouraged Jinx to join him on an adventure to steal the
special diamonds and they soon found the Con Ed base. Longshot's luck
allowed them to infiltrate the base and find the diamonds, but
Mojoworld forces arrived to apprehend Longshot. Gog, whom Longshot had
naively thought a friend, pulled Jinx back while Mojoworld agents Magog
and Spiral took the special diamonds and teleported away after tying
Longshot up. Gog released Jinx but was aggressive as Jinx freed
Longshot. Jinx and Longshot escaped the Con Ed base and Longshot
offered Jinx the few diamonds Magog had left behind, but Jinx refused
as they were stolen. Tired of adventure, having been injured and lost
teeth, Jinx picked flowers to return home and apologize, yet also
glad he didn't have to brush his teeth anymore. Valuing the life he
had, he wandered back to his family.
Comments: Created by Ann Nocenti, Arthur Adams, Whilce Portacio, Scott Williams.
This profile was completed 8/08/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Jinx has no known connections to:
Longshot I#3, p13, pan8 (main image)
p13, pan3 (headshot)
p1, pan1 (seated)
Longshot I#3 (November, 1985) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Arthur Adams (pencils), Whilce Portacio & Scott Williams (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
First posted: 09/24/2021
Last updated: 09/23/2021
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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