Real Name: Jae Hwa Kwak
Identity/Class: Normal human (citizen of South
Occupation: Agent of A.I.M. (Advanced Idea
Group Membership: A.I.M.
Enemies: 4L1T (Hae Won, Jessica, Luna Snow, Minnie), Dong Won Song, K-Pop fans at Stark Arena
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Seoul, South Korea
First Appearance: Future Fight Firsts:
Luna Snow#1/1 (December, 2019)
Powers/Abilities: Joro Spider is a ruthless
agent for A.I.M. Her enhanced costume
incorporates foot-mounted jumping stilts that are also bladed; combined
with her acrobatic skills to wear them, these give her added speed,
agility and dangerous slashing capability in
fights, as well as obvious height advantage. Joro Spider also has a retractable
electrically charged blade mounted in each of her gauntlets. Her suit also takes voice-activated electronic commands.
Height: 7'6" (in armor, by approximation)
(Future Fight Firsts: Luna Snow#1/1 (fb) - BTS) - Jae
Hwa Kwak (a.k.a. Joro Spider) of A.I.M. was keen to get her hands on
the unique cold fusion technology at Stark Arena in Seoul, South Korea,
but it was accessible only when the Stadium was active. She sold
technology (secretly infected with an A.I.M. Trojan Horse program) that
local music show producers needed at the Stadium for the debut
performance of the K-Pop female dance singing group 4L1T (Hae Won,
Jessica, Luna Snow, Minnie).
Fight Firsts: Luna
Snow#1/1 (fb)) - Joro Spider and her A.I.M. lackeys took command during
4L1T's show. When the girls questioned why, Joro Spider had Jessica and
Minnie shot with electric stun guns. Luna stood up to the A.I.M. agent
and, impressed with Luna's courage, Joro Spider let her stay conscious
to watch her friends freeze as the singers were all tossed into the
cryo reactor. Instead, Luna was mutated and absorbed the freezing
energy, sending an icy blast to freedom that scattered the A.I.M.
soldiers. Joro Spider broke through the ice wall with her wrist blades
and a short fight followed in which Luna encased Joro Spider in ice.
Surprised, immobile but still calm, Joro Spider ordered her suit's
energy system to overload, shattering the ice and she escaped.
Comments: Created by Alyssa Wong & Gang Hyuk Lim.
I hope to see more of Joro Spider in other A.I.M. outings!
When Luna's band was still in its formative stage, a
competing girl in the dance tryouts was aggressive and deliberately
knocked Luna down (before she got her powers). She had the same double
pony tail but there's no recognition between Luna Snow and Joro Spider later, so it's likely just coincidence.
The real-life arachnid joro spider can be found in Japan, Taiwan, China and Korea (and more recently North America). Of note is that its silk has been combined to produce bulletproof vests; this may be an aspect of this A.I.M. agent's suit.
This profile was completed 08/10/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary's celebratory event.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Joro Spider has no known connections to:
Future Fight Firsts: Luna Snow#1/1, p9, pan3 (main image)
p11, pan7 (headshot)
p16, pan6 (electric-charged wrist blades)
Future Fight Firsts: Luna Snow#1/1 (December, 2019) - Alyssa Wong (writer), Gang Hyuk Lim (pencils & inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
First posted: 09/29/2021
Last updated: 09/28/2021
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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