|Real Name||Jaziri Malcolm Franklin|
|Relatives||Creflo Franklin (grandfather, deceased), Oscar Franklin (father, deceased), Lisa Komas-Franklin (mother, deceased)|
|Affiliations||Franklin Consolidated, G.E.N.E.S.I.S.|
|Base of Operations||Chicago, Illinois|
|Identity||Not publicly known|
|Education||Jaziri holds three degrees; a PhD in physics, a PhD in Mechanical engineering, and a PhD in electrical engineering, all from M.I.T.|
|Place of Birth||Chicago, Illinois|
|Creator||John F. Allen|
|First Appearance||Project O.G.U.N. 2015|
When a global threat, brought on by a cosmic event called the Conflux arose, Jaziri joined Shadow Corps and helped them to defeat King Romulus, ruler of the vampires and the unwitting minion of the CABAL, during the Conflux Crisis.
Jaziri Franklin was a child genius who at the age of 21, possesses an I.Q. of 230. He graduated from high school at age 9, and earned three PhD's and two Bachelor degrees in just under seven years. Jaziri was born in Chicago, Illinois where his parents, Oscar Franklin and Lisa Komas-Franklin, were research scientists for Franklin Consolidated. He began to exhibit unusually high brain function after a year when he began to verbally communicate. Doctors were stunned and he was placed in advanced learning facilities from that point forward. He graduated from high school and then went on to M.I.T. to obtain his PhD's in physics, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. Jaziri’s intelligence is classed as super-genius, which makes him one of the smartest people on Earth. While away at college, Jaziri’s parents were killed in a terrorist bombing while vacationing in Europe. Orphaned, Jaziri was placed in the care of his maternal uncle—Melvin Komas—an industrialist and technology tycoon affiliated with the Global Technologies and Energies Consolidated (GTEC), who had partnered with his parents just before their deaths. Komas forced Jaziri to work for him and secretly develop weapons of mass destruction, which he in turn sold on the Black Market to a group called B.A.N.E..
When Komas came to the attention of G.E.N.E.S.I.S. for selling weapons to Progeny terrorists, Jaziri was recruited by G.E.N.E.S.I.S. Director, Elijah Bishop after helping them take down his uncle. It was while working with G.E.N.E.S.I.S. that Jaziri developed the Project O.G.U.N. combat drone. Named after Ogun, the African god of technology and iron, the drone proved to be a technological marvel. However, there was one drawback. Only a person with an IQ of 200 or more could begin to operate the drone via a special Direct Neural Interface, due to its complex technological neural interface. Of the possible candidates, none were as qualified as Jaziri himself. He began a rigorous physical conditioning program and was trained in all manner of physical combat by G.E.N.E.S.I.S. head trainer, T-Rex. Once he successfully completed his training, Jaziri began to take on missions with G.E.N.E.S.I.S. under the close supervision of Elijah Bishop himself.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Jaziri Franklin derives all of his superhuman abilities from the drone he invented. Thanks to implants in his cerebral cortex, he can control its various functions psionically.
- Project O.G.U.N. Drone (Omni-versal GUided Navigator) Combat Drone is one of the most advanced weapons known to man. It is constructed from an ogundium/titanium alloy that is extremely resistant to damage. Powering it, is a miniature, thermo nuclear, recharging power cell. The combat drone allows Jaziri to interface with it psionically without having any telepathic abilities. The drone responds to his thoughts and is linked to an internal AI (Artificial Intelligence) called W.A.T.S.O.N. (World Access Trans-communication Surveillance Operations Network), he developed with the aid of Dr. Avery Clarkson and an unknown third party. The AI feeds him information instantly, which allows him to focus on several things at once. The drone has an internal onboard computer operating system that aids Jaziri in providing strategies, background information on opponents, surroundings, the status of the drone, and prevents a lock on from targeting systems.
- KEM BLASTS (Kinetic Electro Magnetic): The drone’s weaponry consists of specialized gauntlets which convert the energy from the drone’s power cell into extremely powerful discharges of kinetic and electromagnetic energy called KEM Blasts.The KEM Blasts are the drone's main weapons, although there are other concussive projectiles that can be fired from specialized compartments built into the drone itself.
- FLIGHT: While in flight, the drone locks into a configuration that gives it the aerodynamics associated with an advanced fighter jet. The drone can typically reach speeds in excess of Mach 10, however a specialized auxiliary jetpack can be attached which allows it to maintain its robotic/humanoid form and to reach orbital escape velocities (5 miles per second) when necessary. Use of the jet thrusters located on the bottom of the drone's feet and on its back and elbows provide enough power for it to lift a load of about 50 tons under extreme conditions.
- STRENGTH: The combat drone is capable of lifting up to 90 tons.
- SPEED: Even when not traveling for extended distances, the drone can move and react at very high speeds.
- POWER CELLS: The combat drone utilizes a miniaturized series of rechargeable, thermo nuclear power cells that contain a sophisticated combination of solar and kinetic energy converters. The drone regularly absorbs and converts heat, solar, electrical, magnetic, geo-thermal and kinetic energy into its batteries for recharging purposes. The drone is also shielded against radiation, biological, chemical, corrosive, kinetic, and electrical attacks as well. It can also generate magnetic fields or negate them via mental commands from Jaziri.
- SENSOR ARRAY: The drone contains sensors such as: radar, night vision, and physiological/medical scanners that allow Jaziri's consciousness to monitor it's status and the vitals of other people, including (but not limited to) heart and brain scans. These scans also provide Jaziri with real-time personal physiological data. They are also capable of an all-environmental scan for atmospheric content or life forms—including astral energy projections.
- DURABILITY: Due to its ogundium alloy construction, the drone is extremely durable and capable of withstanding tremendous amounts of punishment. It can withstand high caliber bullets, rockets, missiles, torpedoes, high powered lasers, while incurring little to no damage. The drone is capable of entering an intrinsically hostile environment, such as outer space or deep sea without damage.
- KINETIC ENERGY FIELD: The drone can generate a kinetic energy field around itself to protect it from being damaged. It is also capable of reflecting various forms of attack and strong enough to withstand several direct missile hits before sustaining significant damage.
- LASERS: Standard lasers that can be used as weapons or for welding, including a UV laser which can be used to penetrate light-permeable shields.
- PULSE CANNONS: A special harness armed with Pulse Cannons can be utilized by the combat drone for long range attacks.
- SMART MISSILES: The drone can employ smart missile technology which allows for the AI’s onboard targeting system to fire the missiles at the target’s weakest points to inflict maximum damage with a minimal payload.
- • EXPERT ENGINEER: Jaziri is a brilliant physicist and an excellent engineer and mechanic capable of fixing almost, if not all, type of machinery.
- • EXPERT TACTITION: Despite his young age, Jaziri is a brilliant tactician capable of quickly formulating battle strategies and new plans if the situation changes, like being able to devise elaborate, complex individual plans in order to defeat different enemies in difficult situations, and be victorious.
- • FIGHTING PROWESS: Jaziri has been trained in hand to hand combat by G.E.N.E.S.I.S. Head Combat Trainer, T-Rex. He is quite formidable when the situation demands it.