Real Name: Zane Yama
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Ability to transform in super-powered being, superhuman strength, stamina, and durability.
Magical helmet grants immunity to psychic attacks.
Zane Yama is a 15 year-old high school student and the son of the original Juggernaut (Cain Marko) and District Attorney Sachi Yama.
When he was bullied by Miller Hallendale, he discovered that he had inherited the powers of his father. J2 lived most of his younger life without the guidance of his father, Juggernaut, who had gone missing on a mission with the X-Men.
Calling himself J2, Zane was offered membership to the group called A-Next, themselves also children of heroes, notably the Avengers. Although J2 was also offered membership with a group known as the Uncanny X-People, led by an older Jubilee, he turned them down, but remained friends with the team and assisted them on a few occasions. Similarly, Magneta, the self-styled mistress of magnetism, offered J2 a place amongst the new villainous group she was forming, but she was also turned down.
J2 later learned of the reason behind his father's disappearance from Cyclops, leader of the X-Men. Juggernaut, was being held prisoner by a villain called Nemesus in an alternate dimension. Thanks to the Sorcerer Supreme Doc Magus, J2 was able to locate his father and then rescue him, reuniting his parents. Later announcing his retirement, Juggernaut was content to let J2 carry on his legacy, having proven himself worthy of the powers he wielded.
Recently J2 has professed an attraction to Thena, the daughter of Thor, much to fellow A-Next member Bluestreak's chagrin.
His uniform (which includes a flannel shirt tied around his waist over his armor) manifests itself automatically upon metamorphosis.
First Appearance: J2 (1998) #1
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#1 All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
- 'Second Coming!'#2
- 'Suddenly... The Sentry!'#3
- 'Down 'N' Dirty With The Defenders'#4
- 'Who Shall Be Worthy?'#5
- 'The Gift'#6
- 'And Now Argo the Almighty'#7
- 'After the Fall!'#8
- 'Into the Depths'#9
- 'Team Matters'#10
- 'The End of the Avengers!'
Amazing Spider-Girl (2006)
American Dream (2008)
TPB Avengers (2010)
- 'Beyond Courage'#2
- 'The Choice And The Challenge!'#3
- 'To Follow That Dream!'#4
- 'Even A Dream Can Die!'#5
- 'The Dream And The Nightmare!'
Avengers Next (2007)
#1 Fantastic Five (2007)
- 'Does the World Still Need the Avengers?'#2
- 'The Sound of Thunder!'#3#4
- 'Cry, My Beloved Homeworld'#5
- 'Farewell, My Planet!'
#1 Kostajat / The Avengers (2011)
- 'Call the Kid... J2'#2
- 'Secrets and Lies!'#2 (Ron Lim Variant Cover)
- 'Secrets and Lies!'#3
- 'Hittin 'N' Hasslin' With The HULK!'#4
- 'Father Hunt'#5
- 'Wild Thing'#6
- 'When Magneta Strikes'#7
- 'The Last Days of the Original Juggernaut'#8
- 'Team-Up Traumus'#9
- 'Big Julie, the Gangster Gorilla!'#10
- 'On the Road With Wolverine'#11
- 'The Master of Jug-Fu'#12
- 'Deadly Reunion'
Last Hero Standing (2005)
#1 Last Planet Standing (2006)
- 'Who will be the...Last Hero Standing'#2#3#4#5
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Spectacular Spider-Girl: Who Killed Gwen Reilly? (2010)
#13 Spider-Girl: The End! (2010)
- 'And Now... The Avengers!'#30
- 'The Winds of War!'#31
- 'With Friends Like These'#52
- 'Seize the Day!'#58
- 'Daddy's Girl!'#59
- 'Proof of Life!'#71
- 'Eye of the Beholder'#83
- 'Kill Phil!'#94
- 'Old Soldiers'#95
- 'And You Don't Mess Around With Jim!'
#1 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'The End of Spider-Girl!'
HC Web of Spider-Man (2009)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
What If...? (1989)
#105 Wild Thing (1999)
- 'What If... Starring Spiderman: Who Is She?'
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