Jade's mother Rose was briefly married to Alan Scott, but fled upon conceiving their children, fearing she would harm them. She gave them up for adoption and they were separated. Jennie-Lynn was adopted by a couple in the Milwaukee suburbs. Jennie did not learn she had a twin brother until she was in her late teens. Shortly after she and Todd met, surmising they were the children of Alan Scott, they attempted to join the Justice Society. They were rejected, but joined with other children and protégés of JSA members to form Infinity, Inc..
Due to her father's exposure to magical energies, she and her brother were born with metahuman powers, although Jade's only manifested themselves when she was defending herself from being sexually assaulted as a child. Jade's powers greatly resemble those of the Green Lantern Corps: she is able to generate green energy and shape it into constructs according to her will. She once lost those powers when she fought the Starheart, the source of her powers, but they were restored by Kyle Rayner during his first, short tenure as the god-like Ion. She later discovered that she had her mother's plant manipulation powers, when she caused roses to attack a mugger. While on a date with Kyle on an alien world, she told him that her skin actually contains chlorophyll (the source of its green hue), and she can photosynthesize sunlight like a plant. While she was without her powers, Kyle gave her a power ring and she briefly served as Earth's Green Lantern.
While she was in a relationship with Kyle Rayner, Jade met Access, a powerful dimensional hopping superhero. He simply appeared in the middle of her apartment, talked with her for a bit and left. Access has the power to cross over between the DC comics universe and the Marvel universe and had done so in many limited series specials. Access' appearance was notable in that it happened in a mainstream, monthly series.
Her internalized powers function much like those of her father, as she can create hard-light objects out of green energy emitted from the star-mark on her palm, and fly. She shares his weakness to wood and cellulose, but has no need to periodically recharge her powers.
When Kyle Rayner left Earth after the violent beating of his friend Terry Berg, Jade opted to come along with him; however, after several missions, Jade decided that she wanted to go back to Earth.
While returning to Earth, Mudala opened a dimensional porthole, and obtained some DNA from Jade during her last confrontation before she left for Earth. With that she made an almost perfect clone of her which she would use to capture Wonder Woman, and Superwoman.
Powers and Abilities
Starheart Empowerment: controls the mystical power of the Starheart, an ancient artifact created by the Guardians of the Universe. Jade has extensive energy manipulation powers able to effect the entire spectrum including gravity, radiation, heat, light. Creating Solid objects allows him to make Simple weapons, entrapment devices, common geometric shapes, gigantic hands and simple containers. This power was limited by the strength of her will.
- Phasing: through solid matter (described as the ability to “move through the 4th dimension”
- Blinding Light
- Energy Blasts
- Heat Beams: able to melt down metal.
- Stun Beams
- Danger Detection: Sense and reveal dangerous objects by causing them to glow
- Energy Constructs: and create solid objects such as giant hands, walls.
- Electromagnetic Scanning '
- Energy Sheath: She seemed to have a relatively permanent personal force-field that protected her from bullets and the like (described as an "invulnerability to metal"). This life sustaining aura protects her from harm. She can generate a field of life sustaining atmosphere and protection from harmful radiation, even if he is unconscious.
- Starheart Sight: allows her to track astral and mystical energy forms such as ghosts.
- Telepathy: Occasionally to read minds or playback events
Chlorokinesis (formerly): ability to control plants with the power of the mind.
Photography: Jade was an amateur photographer.
Wood Flaw: The energy is ineffective against wood. Items made of wood cannot be lifted or broken by energy from the ring nor can barriers of emerald energy stop projectiles crafted from wood. By extension, things made of plant-matter could potentially disrupt his power and were not affected by the ring's power as much as other substances were (so if he fired a blast at, say, a giant mutant Venus fly trap, the blast wouldn't be quite as effective if he'd fired the exact same beam at a human being or a brick wall). Apparently, this vulnerability to wood was because the green flame was an incarnation of “green, growing things” and thus could not be turned against them.
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