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JORO SPIDER

Real Name: Jae Hwa Kwak

Identity/Class: Normal human (citizen of South Korea)

Occupation: Agent of A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics)

Group Membership: A.I.M.

Affiliations: A.I.M.

Enemies: 4L1T (Hae Won, Jessica, Luna Snow, Minnie), Dong Won Song, K-Pop fans at Stark Arena

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: 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)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

 

History:

(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).

(Future 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.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Joro Spider has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Future Fight Firsts: Luna Snow#1/1, p9, pan3 (main image)
   p11, pan7 (headshot)
   p16, pan6 (electric-charged wrist blades)


Appearances:
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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