User:Heroes Legends/Characters/Jimmy Wright
|Portrayed by||Christian Bale|
|First appearance||Welcome to The Company|
|Known ability||Spontaneous Combustion|
|Formal name||James Matthew Wright|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, Alabama|
|Occupation||Former criminal |
Assassin for Quantum
|Significant other||Janice Miller|
|Parent||Lt. Col. Barry Wright|
|Other relatives||Brother in Law |
|See Jimmy's history before Heroes Legends|
A Southern Boy
Jimmy was raised on in large old farmhouse in Alabama by his violent, abusive father. As a boy, he would often "borrow" his father's rifle and shoot at birds that would perch on the barn. At first he wouldn't even come close, just scaring the birds at most. But, after awhile, he began to get a better aim. Jimmy would often tell his dad that he wanted to be a sniper in the army. His father would just laugh and say that Jimmy wasn't army material. He was too soft, too weak. It was because of this that he grew to hate his father, a hate that would play a integral role later in his life.
Jimmy was a very angry child. His father would constantly abuse him, both physically and emotionally. School didn't help either. He was often the center of cruel practical jokes by both students and teachers. His let his anger build up, promising himself someday he would be able to do something about it. Little did he know that that day would be soon.
It was during an assembly that it happened. Brian Vear, the captain of the football team, was giving a speech for student council. During the speech, he made several derogatory remarks towards him. Enraged, he felt called to stare at him. As he stared, Brian began to sweat. His face turned red. Brian started to cough and collapsed onto the ground. The people in the front row rushed to see if he was okay. Then, suddenly, Brian burst into flames. Jimmy almost flew back. The whole auditorium started screaming. Brian screamed and thrashed around, the flames burning and searing his skin. Finally, Brian's burning, charred body ceased to move.
The next few weeks of Jimmy's life would be the most difficult. He eventually came to grips with the fact that he had superpowers. He wondered where he had gotten them. God? Satan? Evolution? Drugs? He really didn't care. All he knew is that he liked it. Jimmy knew that he could finally get his revenge on the ones he hated most. And that meant his father.
He would often sit and stare at his father, trying to recreate how he killed Brian Vear. But, after days of trying, he finally stopped trying. Maybe he hadn't killed Brian after all.
Days later, Jimmy and his father Barry got into a huge fight. The two men started screaming at each other at the top of their lungs. In the heat of the moment, Barry chucked a book at Jimmy. Jimmy fell to the floor, the book cutting his face. Barry stood over Jimmy and glared down. As Jimmy stared at his father, the feeling he got when he killed Brian returned. His father started coughing and sweating, his face turning red. Barry begged Jimmy to stop whatever he was doing, but Jimmy just kept on staring. Barry went into spasms, and seconds later he burst into flames.
Jimmy could hear his father's screams as he packed his bags and headed out his house. Jimmy turned and looked at his house one last time. Already the flames were spreading to the rest of his house. In just a few minutes the entire house would be up in flames. That was good, Jimmy thought. His old life was officially dead. Jimmy turned and faced his future.
Welcome To The Jungle
Jimmy wandered around the next couple of years, stealing whatever he could to survive. He slowly learned that he could also target objects, which helped him break into houses. Over time he began to get quicker at his little trick. Taking out police was a cinch now.
Even though this life was filled with adventure and excitement, Jimmy felt horrible. He didn't want to be a villain, he wanted to be a hero. But it was harder than he thought to change. It was so easy to slink back into criminal ways. Finally, he gave in. He was a villain.
It was shortly after his slip into villainy that the two agents showed up. The two women had been following him for a few days, and Jimmy was starting to get panicked. At first he thought that they were possibly cops, but after a little bit of snooping, he realized that they definitely weren't. Finally, after days of being followed, Jimmy confronted the women.
He led them into a back alley, where he hid behind a dumpster. When the women were close he jumped out. He greeted the women and asked them who they were. The women told him that they weren't cops, but worked for a "Company" that wanted to help people who had "gifts". Jimmy denied knowing anything about these gifts. The blonde girl smiled and said that he could trust her because she was special too. She pointed at him and Jimmy started to float. As he struggled to try to get back down, the two girls giggled. The blonde agent set him down and told him that they would let him go if he just came with them for a few hours. Jimmy whipped out his gun, only to have it ripped out of his hands by the telekinetic agent. Jimmy, scared out of his mind, took off down the alley. The two women chased behind him, the telekinetic one flinging random objects at him. One of these items hit his foot and he tripped. The women laughed and stood over him.
Jimmy started to stare at the telekinetic agent. He didn't really want to kill her, but he felt that he had no choice. The woman noticed his staring and flung him into the wall. Jimmy groaned in pain and the women continued to come closer. He had to do this quick. Jimmy stared at the telekinetic agent with as much force as he could. She began to get red and cough. The other women pulled out her gun and pointed it at Jimmy. She demanded that he stop. He didn't. In fact, he gave his staring even more force. The women exploded in flames, screaming at the top of her lungs. The other woman started crying and rushed over to her. Jimmy took this time to escape.
Miller, Jack Miller
Jimmy ran. He ran so hard that he thought his lungs were going to burst, but he kept on running. Through cities and forests he ran. It was night by the time he finally stopped running. He managed to find a comfortable looking place behind a dumpster. Collapsing on the ground, he fell into a deep sleep.
When Jimmy woke up his whole body ached. This was going to be a difficult day. He struggled to his feet. Looking around, he noticed a man sitting on some steps just a few feet away. The man greeted Jimmy. Jimmy immediately got defensive. The man told him not to be worried, as he wasn't from that organization. The man told him that he worked for a company that wanted to good in the world, just like Jimmy truly wanted to do. Jimmy agreed. Maybe this was the chance he was looking for.
The man introduced himself as Jack Miller. Jack said that if Jimmy came with him, he would get a job, a home, and food. Jimmy agreed. At the moment, he was in no mood to try to fight anybody.
It had been two years since he had decided to go with Jack. It had been the best decision of his life. This was the job he truly wanted. He got to use his power on those that were making the world evil. This was exactly what he had wanted ever since he was a little kid. To make a difference.
Jimmy had gotten everything Jack had promised and more. One of the extras was Janice Miller (Jack's sister). Jimmy had fallen in love with Janice and the two had gotten married some months ago. This was truly the best job.
Jimmy was one of Reyes's first assignments. Reyes started chasing him, but then lost him when Reyes turned his back.
Jimmy is John's first assignment. He is chased by John's partner Lance, while John is instructed to take him out with a gun. John does not do it, so Lance tries by himself. Though due to his power, Lance was almost taken out by am exploding garbage can.
He later entered an office building and ignited a man with his power. He said to him that Quantum says hi.
Jimmy is found by the company so John and Lance go after him. When they finally catch up to him, John shoots him, but Jimmy melts it with his ability. So he turns toward Lance and blows up a heated grill just a few feet away from him, leaving him ignited in flames, thrown a few feet back.
Jimmy entered a tall skyscraper under construction when John and Reyes found him. The two agents began fighting and during their fight, Jimmy was going to stab Reyes, but John stopped him by shooting him in the shoulder. When Reyes stopped fighting, he shot Jimmy again, and then was going to kill him. But John stopped Reyes from doing it, and they started fighting again. Jimmy blew up a machine with his power and exploded the entire building.
Jimmy has the ability to cause people and objects spontaneously burst into flames. He his very precise with his power, able to target certain objects from a far distance.
This ability is often stronger when the Jimmy is angry.
- Silenced Pistol
- Duffel Bag
- Baseball cap
- Quantum Necklace
- Jimmy is right handed.
- Jimmy's favorite band is Gun's N' Roses
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