As a kid Jason was a bad seed who would get into fights with his classmates, disobey his parents, and hurt animals for fun. When he grew up he'd eventually join the CIA as an assassin where he would try and release his violent urges. But his methods would soon prove to be to extremely brutal for his superiors to tolerate, leading to his dishonorable discharge. He would become a founding member and the leader of a mercenary group called Cell-12. The CEO of the fashion company Kingsley Ltd. Roderick Kingsley would become one of their most frequent customers, but one of the hits ordered by him wound up being stopped by Spider-Man. It was a terrible disgrace to Macendale who desperately wanted another chance, but knew that Spider-Man was too powerful for them. Kingsley however offered to bankroll their transformation into cyborgs in order to even the odds. They agreed, believing it would be needed for them to compete in the world of superheroes. It happened, and they'd all adopt costumed personas. Roderick recommended to Jason that he pick something fearsome in order to gain a psychological edge in battle, and thus he adopted the identity of the Jack O'Lantern.
Powers and Abilities
Equipment: Jack O'Lantern employs numerous types of custom designed a grenades including anaesthetic, lachrymatory, regurgitant gas, smoke, and concussion grenades. Jack O'Lantern wears a complete body armor made of metal-covered, multi segment Kevlar panels, incorporating a rigid, articulated shell which can resist a 7 lb. bazooka anti-gun warhead.
Jack O'Lantern's head is covered by a bulletproof helmet with an internal, 3 hour, compressed air supply and is equipped with telescopic infrared image intensifiers for seeing in the dark. The base of the helmet is equipped with a fine network of pin holes which maintained a low temperature flame ("stage-fire": a low density flame used safely on stage to simulate fire) their rings around his head at all times. The air supply cools the interior of the helmet semi-adiabatically through expansion.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.
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