So, here's the deal. Jono is coming back to the island several years older than he was when he graduated, back in the summer. While it's been a few months for Fandom, because I'm a terrible person, Jono's little corner of Earth 616 hit some serious fastforward, and it's been five years for him, give or take. Timescales in these comic books are so bend-and-stretch, I'm going to say he's 24 years old now, either way.
Of course, the fact that he's older will totally be the first thing you notice about him! Right?
Yeah, I can't even type that with a straight face.
The first thing you're probably likely to notice, so long as you're baseline and don't have some sort of hyper-sensitivity to raw power, is probably going to be that Jono now looks like this:
(The guy with the fork. Just sayin'.)
Which is probably going to be a familiar face to anyone from the Marvel universe. And not in a good way.
(Jono won't be calling him "Uncle Poccy" any time soon, though.)
He has survived M-Day, and you can all thank me for not uploading pictures of how he looked after that. M-Day, for those who haven't been keeping up on their Marvel comics over the last clusterfuck of a decade, is when a vast, vast majority of mutants in the 616 reality were completely stripped of their powers. It's kind of a big deal. Jono was among that list of mutants, which was mostly a good thing only because it got him out of the Weapon X program in a hurry. It was a less than great thing because of- Well, you saw the pictures above.
It also means that, in spite of the fact that Jono has a face that makes him vaguely resemble a large grey carp (Trouty Mouth, eat your heart out), he doesn't have his powers. He will not blow you up. He will not talk in your head. He's got nothin'. He hasn't even joined the New Warriors yet, so he doesn't have the nifty little collar that you might see in some of his icons, that might someday let him harness sound-based powers.
Nope. All Jono's got at the moment is a stupid face, a stupid tattoo, and a power level that reads off the charts.
(IT'S OVER 9,000!!!)
Not that it matters, because Jono is so excellent at denial at this point that, while he's well aware that he's got some sort of phenomenal power bubbling up inside of him, whatever that power is, it never actually manifests.
So, if your character is the sort to sense power, feel free to.
What's our tally so far, for changes to Jono?
- Stupid lips (and grey skin and a tattoo and a real voice, etc.)
- Five years of age tacked on for good measure
- Schroedinger's Powers
- And a habit for self-loathing, but that's nothing particularly new.
And that's about all you need to know, except for one important note that I'm going to stick outside of the cut, just to be extra sure that people see it:
There are characters in the game who haven't yet gone through any of the Decimation plotlines, and probably won't for quite some time. That stuff about mutants losing their powers and becoming an endangered species? That is a huge deal. He's probably not going to be terribly forthcoming about it, but if your character does manage to learn anything about M-Day from Jono, please, please make absolutely certain to respect the other Marvel players in the game and clear it with them OOCly before your character does anything that might lead to theirs finding out about it.
This is the last post I'm going to make over here on this journal. I'm packing it up and heading on over to apocalipped, from here on in. It doesn't taste so much like pie, but at least it can taste pie, should there be any.
I think that's everything! Questions? Comments? Carp? Big "WTF SHANNON WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS" flailing?