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emerick-man

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These 2 pages were in a site's Captain Britain Appreciation Post. NICE art, TOUGH looking villain. Prompts the ATM questions:

What was the last story/status with Mad Jim Jaspers?
Does CBMB place him high enough on the Danger List or is he historically not that respected/interesting a goto recurring villain?
Has he EVER appeared in a story without Brian or Betsy in it?
How is he defeated in this story or what's the wikia summary link for it?
Who would you choose as exciting different character to pit him against?
Maybe he could (permanently) repair all the 'scars' left by Kobik after Secret Empire as a fun plotline? ;\)

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Marv


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Jaspers is kind of part of that trope of omega mutants who can reshape reality like Franklin, Jamie Braddock, Proteus or Legion.

In the original Alan Moore story he was killed by the Fury, his own creation, by being ported outside all realities and killed there, where there was no reality to manipulate.

https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11122/111223216/5371961-fury7.png

He was a Omniversal threat for a while, after his death at the hand of The Fury he went to oblivion, but was resurrected along with a shard of the Fury inside thanks to House of M, and proceeded to wreck the Exiles, excalibur and the entire omniversal Britain corps, just to be taken over by the Fury and become it himself.

https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/6/64880/2825296-chaoswave2.jpg
static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/9/98741/1845609-madjimjaspers_uncanny462.jpg

https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11123/111238657/5372637-4172840---niegdpmvw.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/jipak.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/drlL0y2.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/99QiSXj.jpg

http://www.turboimagehost.com/p/12120289/Fury3.jpg.html


Most of that fight i have found there

http://www.killermovies.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=565796&pagenumber=5

That happened in Exiles and Uncanny x men in the "Die by the Sword" crossover.

There was an alternate jaspers in a x men 4 issue in Astonishing x men called Xenogenesis, but both him and the fury in this story appeared quite depowered and there was an army of Furies that worked like omniversal travelling sentinels basically.

the Fury showed up again but no jasper this time in a Uncanny X men story written by Claremont, it was Jamie Braddock that made it attack and almost wipe out the x men in a fell swoop (they had to use phoenix powers and amplified mutant powers combined to throw it in a pocket universe basically) to unite them in view of a future cosmic threat (some kind of Anti-phoenix).

https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/8134/218199-69601-jamie-braddock.jpg

His Fury acted like a true powerhouse, one punching rachel phoenix in orbit and breaking the invulnerability of cannonball

https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/4/40042/1817074-sam_v._fury_1.jpg
https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/4/40042/1817075-sam_v._fury_2.jpg
https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/4/40042/1817076-sam_v._fury_3.jpg
https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/4/40042/1817077-sam_v._fury_4.jpg
https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/4/40042/1817078-sam_v._fury_5.jpg
https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/4/40042/1817079-sam_v._fury_6.jpg

To defeat it, they had to go "planeteer" on its cybiote ass to bfr him in a pocket reality prison basically...


https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_super/12/125392/4182748-x-men447_15a.jpg
https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11113/111138516/4327358-x-men.jpg

and in a two parter on Marvel Heroes 15-16 in a what if kind of world it kind of killed the entire Marvel universe until Galactus gave the heroes a ultimate nullifier...

It showed up again in Secret Avengers, but mostly as a joke character, A fury that can be beaten by two human characters by simply jettisoning it to space. Granted, it was a pregnant with extradimensional chtulus babies Fury, who had familial feelings apparently.
Don t ask, no one wants the mental image. Yet, here it is anyway implied.

https://abload.de/img/1ejq76.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/s6e-B8nHWDV4FHhW4XhPnxYEGvma0HKYB8MyGsH2VHBF9okqM3ogv-FXKpaSybtPz82JidmnOL8m=s1600

Right now he should be dead, and the last Fury seen was fused to the human Fury in the ultron army in Secret Wars Siege, Kang managed to beat it by riding it through a barricade of chronomines at the expense of his own life...

https://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/IMG_0003-600x714.jpg

In the end Jaspers can be as dangerous as any deranged universe-altering reality manipulator, at the current time i can see him play out as on par with a Cube being.



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JesusFan


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He seemed to be the marvel version of Mxy, except that he had no imagination, unlike the Imp, who is powered from that!


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emerick-man

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Good (links) to know. Thanks, Marv.




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His pwn lack of imagination got him in the end, as he needed to conceive reality


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Ah, Mad Jim. I've been trying to get a hold of the Alan Moore Captain Britain issues/run for a looooong time, to no avail (I know that they have a hardcover collection, but it's about $100, even for sale on Amazon.). This is said to be the Captain's finest hour.

From all of the scans that I saw, yeah, Mad Jim might be the most powerful mutant around. Isn't the one in the 616 Marvel Universe supposed to be even MORE powerful? I know that Claremont originally intended to use him (And or The Fury.) during the Mutant Massacre storyline. From what I read, there was supposed to be a 616 version of Mad Jim that was even MORE powerful than the Alan Moore one. Is Jaime Braddock on the same level as him? Thanks.


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Marv


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I'm a fan of that saga so I had luckily followed up on it every time I found out they had appeared somewhere.

To be more direct in his comparison to other reality manipulators, Jaspers had a fight with another (unknowing) one at the time, because in Exiles Morph had been possessed by Proteus and brainwashed to forget he was Proteus, so unconsciously had his powers.

Remember, Proteus in the World Tour during Exiles was a beast in his own right, he jumped universes thanks to the Tallus and possessed anyone he pleased (as long as they didn't have metal inside them or as part of their bodies) and could add to their powers matter and possibly reality manipulation; he jumped from an alternate Mimic to a bunch of others until he possessed 2099 Hulk, then he broke the spine of a Maestro and almost possessed him, instead ending up possessing Morph (and discovering that his body was perfect for him, since it didn't "burn up" in a short time like all others Hulks included would have)

https://uncannyxmen.net/sites/default/files/images/characters/proteus/proteus11.jpg
https://uncannyxmen.net/sites/default/files/images/characters/proteus/proteus10.jpg
https://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/c/c0/Exiles_Vol_1_82_page_17_Kevin_MacTaggert_%28Earth-58163%29.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090917193657

and it was shown as a "universe ending" kind of outcome
https://evolutionspeak.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/201075-163230-proteus_super.jpg

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anyway, they got resurrected and managed to fix Morph by making him forget he was Proteus with a gimmick, and when Morph faced Jaspers, aspects of Proteus started reappearing while he joined the Exiles and the Britain corps in fighting Jaspers, he was the one who could manage to stand against Jaspers one on one for a bit, before he totally became the Fury.

http://www.turboimagehost.com/p/12094897/MJJ_brain_crush1.jpg.html
http://www.turboimagehost.com/p/12094898/MJJ_brain_crush2.jpg.html
http://www.turboimagehost.com/p/12094899/MJJ_brain_crush3.jpg.html
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http://www.turboimagehost.com/p/12094908/MJJ_brain_crush11.jpg.html
http://www.turboimagehost.com/p/12094909/MJJ_brain_crush12.jpg.html

I liked the Proteus/Morph symbiotic relationship after, when they ended up reconciling, a pity they divided them again later.

https://uncannyxmen.net/sites/default/files/images/characters/proteus/proteus16.jpg
https://images.moviepilot.com/images/c_limit,q_auto:good,w_600/proteus-and-morph-make-up-2-17-new-mutants-we-could-see-in-x-men-apocalypse-jpeg-69810/morph-kevin-sydney.jpg



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I would say, conceptually he should be on par with Jamie Braddock, Proteus, some versions of Legion, Clyde Wyncham Jr, Franklin or other similar manipulators of matter and reality whose powers appear to reach at least universal scale. As far as power goes, he is up there, at those levels the kink in the armor is usually a mental one, a lack of mental toughness or some vulnerability to mental influence or lack of certainty. For Franklin, it's his holding on to his childhood, for Proteus his allergic reaction to metal, for Legion his split personalities, for Clyde is his own love of heroes and the Marvel universe, deep inside. Jamie has his feelings for his family, and Mad Jim? he is a creature of folly, who desires total and absolute control, with the destruction of all that is more than "normal", his own "Fury" against differences from himself is his own downfall, all the times.

Jamie is, at least in my mental image of him, more deranged in a way, but less evil and all about family; Jaspers is a bit more composed, even though his nightmarish folly can make the world easily in a Dali painting, he is still at heart a fascist xenophobic fool who craves control, with all the trappings of one.

Technically, the Jaspers you see in all my links and in the OP is the 616 one, on the verge of going Omniversal with his wave of reality manipulation; The Fury is from a different universe, whose Jaspers was killed by the Britain Corps with the Universal Nullifier, sacrificing his entire universe to slow the spread of his madness, from which the Fury escaped by following the trail of Cap Britain to 616.

other Jaspers could still be, not yet awakened to their full mad power, in the multiverse; there was one whose only power was universe hopping and was chased down by a host of Furies that exterminated each universe he hopped in.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-d7Un2XGuw_0/Vfd7uRFOzcI/AAAAAAAP0_c/zIv8kHq0xVQ/s1600/72_09.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xo4zyqI74qc/Vfd7u0YwzpI/AAAAAAAP0_g/T2SEpiqsKjI/s1600/72_10.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5roYrkbA7KM/Vfd7xX_WAAI/AAAAAAAP0_0/-LY5VfcgEcU/s1600/72_13.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fkyHYLUSYOg/Vfd7yEUjeXI/AAAAAAAP0_8/ZkOoe5Uzs_0/s1600/72_14.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2cYZLvGOVjs/Vfd7ykA95nI/AAAAAAAP1AA/qyc95LOrXy4/s1600/72_15.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cW-1pNoOw0g/Vfd70ZQ1tBI/AAAAAAAP1AY/ZDMG4Ci_K2c/s1600/72_19.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tWKs5SePJ1Q/Vfd702-81sI/AAAAAAAP1A4/L3LWAaFKFY4/s1600/72_20.jpg

basically, they killed that teleporting Jaspers, and mindfucked the Furies in believing that they had already exterminated the 616 universe and left.


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    Quote:
    Ah, Mad Jim. I've been trying to get a hold of the Alan Moore Captain Britain issues/run for a looooong time, to no avail (I know that they have a hardcover collection, but it's about $100, even for sale on Amazon.). This is said to be the Captain's finest hour.



    Quote:
    From all of the scans that I saw, yeah, Mad Jim might be the most powerful mutant around. Isn't the one in the 616 Marvel Universe supposed to be even MORE powerful? I know that Claremont originally intended to use him (And or The Fury.) during the Mutant Massacre storyline. From what I read, there was supposed to be a 616 version of Mad Jim that was even MORE powerful than the Alan Moore one. Is Jaime Braddock on the same level as him? Thanks.


Yeah, Jaime was supposed to be the sinister foe, witnessed in Psylocke's mind scan of Sabretooth.

Would have been a better storyline.




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