When he was young, Jim Tensen became a member of the First Eternity Battalion, where he met and befriended fellow psychic Phil Vogt. Both Tensen and Vogt gained the ability to tap into the Psi-Force after becoming the sole survivors of the unit following an incident in Wundagore Mountain involving Chthonic forces. After being discharged with the termination of the First Eternity Battalion, Tensen began to lead a philosophical seminar meant to train a group of young people to achieve their full mental potential, and access the Psi-Force to become Justice Warriors.
Tensen was called in by Vogt many years later to become a part of his Troubleshooters, a unit of monitoring and reconnaissance for superhuman teams which had been tasked with keeping an eye on the Ultimates.
Powers and Abilities
Psi-Force Manipulation: By tapping into the Psi-Force, Tensen can conjure a "sword," a powerful energy blast, or a "shield," a force screen that is as impervious as his subconscious wants it to be.
Expert Tactician: Tensen's specialty within the Troubleshooters is that of strategy and tactics.
Psi-Force Expert: Jim Tensen is the world's foremost expert on the Psi-Force.
- Confidence: Tensen's powers are maintained by his confidence. If his confidence is shaken, his powers can weaken.
- Tensen was forty-five years old when he was recruited into the Troubleshooters.