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John Ostrum
6' 2"
190 lbs.
South Carolina, U.S.A.

Marvel Nemesis

Pre History
Johnny Ohm came of age in South Carolina in the 1950s. Johnny’s family was so poor they could not even afford electricity. Bitter and ashamed of his lower class roots Johnny had an instant distrust for others. A true loner and rebel, he could barely contain his rage and was constantly on the lookout for trouble. He spent his life running afoul of the law - finally crossing the line from petty criminal to accused killer at the age of 24.

A particularly brutal bar room brawl ended with two black men dead and two police offi cers in the hospital. Johnny, found on the scene intoxicated and unconscious, was tossed into jail and quickly found guilty. Johnny stubbornly claimed his innocence but absolutely no one believed him. Johnny lost all hope and faith. The doctor relayed his opinion to the court – Johnny was labeled a threat to society with no remorse for his hideous crime. He was deemed a threat to society – and sentenced to death by electrocution.

Johnny’s day of execution was a blip on the media’s radar. But when the execution went awry, the media took a major interest. Johnny had taken the full brunt of the chair – twice - and survived. Just before the third attempt, lighting struck the facility and the power shortage stopped the execution in its tracks. Unconscious, with severe electrical burns across his body, Johnny was still alive. But before the authorities could reschedule his execution, the state legislature banned the death penalty. Johnny’s sentence was commuted to life in prison and he was soon forgotten. Decades later, one of the policemen involved in Johnny’s case confessed to the murders on his deathbed. But nothing could bring back Johnny’s will to live. Even legendary lawyer Matt Murdoch could not convince Johnny to fi ght for a new trial.

At this point, Roekel’s recruiters took an interest. The prison released a statement to the press – Johnny Ohm had hung himself in his cell. In reality, Roekel’s agents had arranged delivery of Ohm to the alien facility. Focusing on Ohm’s high tolerance for extreme electrical current, the scientists explored ways for the charge to be utilized offensively. Along with Ohm’s penchant for violence, and emotional neutrality – he adapted easily to combat and strategy training. The man had found his natural calling – electric warrior. Will Johnny ever be able to convince himself of his own innocence and clear himself of this terrible crime?