Jameson, J. Jonah Supporting Cast

Real Name: J. Jonah Jameson. (It is believed that the first initial stands for "John", but nothing has been confirmed.)
Occupation: Newspaper publisher.
Identity: Jameson does not use a dual identity.
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Other Aliases: "Jolly" Jonah Jameson (a nickname used by Spider-Man, picked up by the entire Bugle staff).
Place of Birth: New York City.
Marital Status: Widower.
Known Relatives: Joan (wife, deceased), John (son), unnamed great-uncle (deceased).
Group Affiliation: Publisher and owner of the Daily Bugle.
Base of Operations: New York City.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.
History: J. Jonah Jameson began working for the Daily Bugle as a reporter while still in high school. Over the years, he worked his way up through the ranks to become its city editor. In 1986, the paper fell on hard times. At the same time Jameson came into a sizable inheritance, which he used to purchase the newspaper company outright. Today, the Daily Bugle is unique among the New York City newspapers in that it is owned directly by the Jameson family, and not a corporation.

Jameson has been very outspoken in his editorials against the recent influx of costumed crimefighters, and against Spider-Man in particular. An avid civil rights activist, Jameson harbors no prejudices against superhumans, and in fact he has written several editorials in favor of mutant equality; his criticisms of Spider-Man stem from the web-slinger's crimefighting actions, which Jameson views as vigilantism.

Despite his stance against vigilantism, Jameson is responsible for hiring private detective Mac Gargan to find and unmask Spider-Man. Gargan proved unstable, and underwent a procedure which turned him into the criminal Scorpion.
Age: 58.
Height: 5' 11".
Weight: 210 lbs.
Eyes: Blue.
Hair: Grey, formerly brown.
Strength Level: J. Jonah Jameson possesses the normal human strength of a man his age, height, and build who engages in moderate exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: None.

146 points

ST: 10 [0] HP: 12 [4] Speed: 5.50 [0]
DX: 10 [0] Will: 13 [5] Move: 5 [0]
IQ: 12 [40] Per: 12 [0]  
HT: 12 [20] FP: 12 [0] SM: 0
Dmg: 1d-2/1d BL: 20 lbs.  
Dodge: 8 Parry: 8 DR: 0

Languages: English (Native) (Native Language) [0].

Cultural Familiarities: Western (Native) [0].

Advantages: Hard to Kill 3 [6]; Longevity [2]; Merchant Rank (Newspaper) 6 [30]; Reputation (Honest Newspaper Publisher) (All the time; Large Class of People: Everyone In NYC) [7]; Single-Minded [5]; Status 3 [0*]; Tenure [5]; Wealth (Very Wealthy) [30].

Disadvantages: Bad Sight (Nearsighted) (Mitigator: Glasses, -60%) [-10]; Bad Temper (12) [-10]; Code of Honor (Professional) [-5]; Intolerance (Costumed Crimefighters) [-5]; Obsession (Expose and Unmask Spider-Man) (12) [-5]; Pacifism (Reluctant Killer) [-5]; Sense of Duty (Employees) [-5]; Stubbornness [-5].

Quirks: Dislikes Spider-Man For Being the Self-Sacrificing Hero He Himself Is Not [-1]; Prefers Cuban Cigars [-1]; Proud [-1]; Skinflint [-1]; Uncongenial [-1].

Skills: Administration (A) IQ+0 [2] -12; Area Knowledge (New York City) (E) UQ+0 [1] – 12; Body Language (A) Per+2 [8] – 14; Boxing Sport (A) DX+0 [2] – 10; Connoisseur (Cigars) (A) IQ+2 [8] – 14; Current Affairs/TL8 (Regional: New York City) (E) IQ+2 [4] – 14; Fast-Talk (A) IQ+1 [4] – 13; Intimidation (A) Will+2 [8] – 15; Professional Skill (Journalist) (A) IQ+2 [8] – 14; Research/TL8 (A) IQ+0 [2] – 12; Savoir-Faire (High Society) (E) IQ+0 [1] – 12; Writing (A) IQ+1 [4] – 13.

Starting Spending Money: $80,000 (20% of Starting Wealth).

* Includes +2 from Rank and +1 from Wealth.

Role-Playing Notes:

How can I describe how to play him without exaggerating? Two words: Utterly Impossible. To get a feel for JJJ, go watch the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire Spider-Man trilogy; the actor pegged both the look and the mannerisms, and the script (and I don't doubt a bunch of ad-libs) got his motivations perfect.

Designer's Notes:

1. There have been more than a few people who have said that JJJ should be listed as a "Non-Villain Antagonist", given his animosity towards Spider-Man. I must admit, he often straddles the line between Non-Villain Antagonist and Supporting Cast, but I went with Supporting Cast as I see him interacting more with Peter Parker than with Spider-Man.