Jameson, John Supporting Cast

Real Name: John Jameson.
Occupation: Pilot, former military pilot and astronaut.
Identity: Jameson does not use a dual identity.
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Other Aliases: None.
Place of Birth: New York City.
Marital Status: Single.
Known Relatives: J. Jonah Jameson (father), Joan (mother, deceased), unnamed great-great-uncle (deceased).
Group Affiliation: Formerly the United States Marine Corps and NASA, currently an employee of SHIELD assigned to assist Sharon Carter and Captain America.
Base of Operations: New York City.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: CAPTAIN AMERICA #
History: The son of J. Jonah Jameson, owner and publisher of the Daily Bugle, from a young age John Jameson was interested in traveling to outer space (see Daily Bugle; Jameson, J. Jonah). While his father initially discouraged this, John petitioned for entrance to and was accepted to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, becoming an aviator on the USS Wasp after receiving his commission with the US Marine Corps (the USMC, being a part of the USN, trains their officers at the same college), flying AV-8B Harriers and F/A-18E Super Hornets in operations supporting operations in Iraq. When the opportunity came for a transfer to NASA for astronaut training, he leaped at the chance. In his time at NASA, he spent two tours on the International Space Station.

At some point, he was noticed by agents of SHIELD and was given an involuntary transfer to that agency. While at SHIELD, he became friends with agent Sharon Carter, who recommended him to her great-uncle, Captain America, when the Captain needed a pilot for a case. This mission, which took them to South America, had Jameson flying an unarmed SHIELD Learjet against a pair of surplus Argentinian fighters in the Andes mountains of Peru. He later admitted that it was the roughest and most exciting flying he'd done in a while, and asked Captain America if he could be his personal pilot. Impressed with the man's skills and courage, Cap agreed.

Since then, Jameson has proven to be one of Captain America's most faithful allies, accompanying him on many adventures across the world. He has become one of the Avengers' many allies, and is waiting for the opportunity to take their Quinjet into space.
Age: 26.
Height: 5' 8".
Weight: 150 lbs.
Eyes: Brown.
Hair: Brown.
Uniform: None, formerly the standard USMC uniform.
Strength Level: Jameson possesses the normal human strength of a man his age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: None.
Other Abilities: Jameson is a skilled aircraft and aerospace pilot, and is trained in special forces combat.

260 points

ST: 12 [20] HP: 13 [2] Speed: 6.00 [0]
DX: 12 [40] Will: 12 [5] Move: 6 [0]
IQ: 11 [20] Per: 12 [5]  
HT: 12 [20] FP: 12 [0] SM: 0
Dmg: 1d-1/1d+2 BL: 29 lbs.  
Dodge: 10 Parry: 11 DR: 12/4* (concealed vest)

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

Cultural Familiarities: Western (Native) [0].

Advantages: 3D Spatial Sense [10]; Appearance (Attractive) [4]; Combat Reflexes [15]; Danger Sense [15]; Fearlessness 3 [6]; Fit [5]; G-Experience 1 (Zero-G) [1]; Hard to Kill 2 [4]; Hard to Subdue 2 [4]; High Pain Threshold [10]; Hot Pilot 3 [15]; Improved G-Tolerance (0.5G) [10]; Wealth (Wealthy) [20].

Perks: Courtesy Military Rank 4 [4]; Looks Good In Uniform [1]; Off-Screen Reload [1]; Style Familiarity (MCMAP) [1]; Suit Familiarity (Vacc Suit) [1].

Disadvantages: Code of Honor (Soldier's) [-10]; Duty to SHIELD (9) [-5]; Honesty (12) [-10]; Pacifism (Reluctant Killer) [-5]; Sense of Duty (Friends and Family) [-5].

Quirks: Closet Fan (Star Wars Prequels) [-1]; Eager to Get Back Into Space [-1]; Likes Flying Fast [-1]; Resents His Transfer to SHIELD [-1].

Skills: Artillery/TL8 (Guided Missile) (A) IQ+3 [12] – 14; Brawling (E) DX+2 [4] – 14; Free Fall (A) DX+2 [2] – 14*; Gunner/TL8 (Machine Gun) (E) DX+3 [1] – 15†; Hobby Skill (Star Wars Trivia) (E) IQ+0 [1] – 11; Judo (H) DX+0 [4] – 12; Knife (E) DX+0 [1] – 12; Navigation/TL8 (Air) (A) IQ+5 [1] – 16†‡; Navigation/TL8 (Space) (A) IQ+5 [2] – 16*†; Piloting/TL8 (Aerospace) (A) DX+6 [6] – 18†§; Piloting/TL8 (High-Performance Airplane) (A) DX+6 [8] – 18†§; Piloting/TL8 (Vertol) (A) DX+5 [4] – 17†§; Soldier/TL8 (A) IQ+0 [2] – 11; Spacer/TL8 (E) IQ+1 [2] – 12; Vacc Suit/TL8 (A) DX+1 [4] – 13.

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

* Includes +2 from 3D Spatial Sense.

† Includes +3 from Hot Pilot.

‡ Includes +3 from 3D Spatial Sense.

§ Includes +1 from 3D Spatial Sense.v

# Defaulted from Piloting (High-Performance Airplane).

Role-Playing Notes:

Jameson is a solid team player who has resented his involuntary transfer to SHIELD (he was thinking of resigning) prior to teaming up with Captain America. He has a love of flying and of space, and one day hopes to return there.

Designer's Notes:

1. As we haven't visited the moon in real life (Earth-0000 according to Marvel's timeline designation chart) since 1972, over 40 years ago, I didn't make him an astronaut who has been to the moon, like the mainstream and movie versions ("the first man to play football on the moon"). However, that seems to block the Man-Wolf and Stargod story arcs, which means if he goes that route in Year Two (always a possibility!), I'll need to come up with some other way of triggering it than a "glowing moon-rock he brought back". (At this rate, I'll start chronicling Year Two in 2025, though . . . .)

2. Marvel has always made John Jameson a tall man, listing his height in OHOTMUDE #6 as 6' 2". I'm the same height, and during my own time in the USAF I discovered that the US military and NASA have a height limit on their pilots of 6', meaning that by all rights, Jameson would have been rejected on the grounds of height alone. In fact, the military and NASA like to draw their pilots and astronauts from folks who are closer to 5', as the smaller one is the better they can handle high g-force maneuvers. So, I made him a bit shorter than usual.