Quote1.png I am Jo-Venn, The Kree Chronicle of Blood! I fight my own battles, terran! Quote2.png
-- Jo-Venn src

 

Origin

Jo-Venn was a Kree child created to serve the Kree Empire by the Supreme Intelligence, who filled him with the memories of the Kree Warriors regarding the Kree-Skrull War[5] and was taught to hate the Skrulls since birth. His cells were ingrained by all the history of the wars waged by his kind. The same was done for his rival, the shape-shifting Skrull child N'Kalla.[2] The Kree colonel Kal-Torr and Skrull general J'Bahzz decided they should be raised together and taught to fight one another, the Profiteer brokered a deal to provide a neutral ground for that to happen. At her Casino Cosmico, they were made to fight in whatever battles imitating the Kree-Skrull war the crowd voted for. Though technically they weren't her property, she abused them for profit whenever she wanted.[3]

During one of his duels with N'Kalla, his arm was bitten by her after she transformed into an Angovian Fang-Bear, but he managed to win by cutting her throat with a helmet. The fight however had also left him with significant internal injuries and the Profiteer made them both fight again after having them patched up quickly, despite her employee Werman suggesting giving them a rest. When the Fantastic Four showed up for an open bout, so Ben Grimm could compete in it, they saw the two fighting, but were unable to know that they were children.[2]

Freedom

As the view of the battleground became more clear, Grimm immediately jumped into the ring to stop the battle after learning the two were children, with Johnny Storm following him. The Profiteer made the children fight them too, but Reed Richards reprogrammed the battle arena to the ruins of the Blue Area of the Moon where both Bel-Dann and Raksor had united to fight the Fantastic Four. Ben and Johnny pretend to lose, before the Profiteer told them to go back to their quarters. She however soon found that her casino had been cleaned out by Valeria and Franklin Richards, forcing her to exchange it for amongst other things, the freedom of Jo-Venn and N'Kalla, whom the Fantastic Four took with them.[2]

When the Fantastic Four encountered the Alliance ships consisting of both Kree and Skrull technology, both Jo-Venn and N'Kalla assumed their respective race had finally won the war and started fighting. Reed sent them along with Val and Franklin to Earth for their own safety, but they instead started fighting again, after N'Kalla stated that she would make him his slave, damaging the ship Franklin was flying and forcing him to crash-land it in Yancy Street. Sky, Alicia Grimm, Wolverine and Spider-Man arrived after getting requested to help contain them, but Jo-Venn calmed down after Val stated that he was dishonoring them despite their family buying their contracts.[5]

Wolverine however stabbed N'Kalla after mistaking her for a hostile Skrull, and Jo-Venn attempted to kill her to gain the honor of slaying his foe. He was however restrained by Wolverine as Valeria and Franklin took her inside the Fantastic Four headquarters where she could heal. Those still outside however were soon attacked by the Priests of Pama's Dark Harvest and one of them grabbed Jo-Venn, before Master Forest probed his mind to learn about the Omni-Wave Projector, which the Dark Harvest wanted to use against the Alliance soldiers and make the Empyre's victory easier. As he faded into unconsciousness, they decided to abduct N'Kalla as well, but were soon made to flee by Valeria and Franklin, though they succeeded in abducting him. Reed temporarily designated the four Earth heroes as the Fantastic Four replacements on the planet, so they could look for Jo-Venn and stop the Dark Harvest.[6]

Later when they finished building the Omni-Wave Projector, the Dark Forest broadcast the memories of the Kree-Skrull war inside Jo-Venn, making the Alliance soldiers fight each other. N'Kalla tracked him down, due to them sharing a bond and her whole life had revolved around him, but was defeated due to her still being wounded from Wolverine's attack. Wolverine meanwhile after learning from Alicia that she had escaped, tracked her down using her blood. As he and Spider-Man fought the Dark Harvest, Valeria and Franklin told them to focus on how they were forced to fight each other in past, but were the only ones who shared the experience, and gained their freedom by fighting together, which they should do so again. This caused the Alliance soldiers to snap out and fight the Cotati with a greater show of unity. The Dark Harvest was punished by their Celestial Messiah Quoi by being turned into trees, while Jo-Venn and N'Kalla were freed by the Fantastic Four.[7]

Adoption

Spider-Man and Wolverine later took the children to Disneyland and after the defeat of the Cotati, to the Blue Area of the Moon. There, they met their emperor Dorrek VIII/Teddy Altman for the first time and were excited to see the ruins of the Kree Blue City. The Profiteer soon arrived there on Reed's request and agreed to take a look at the weapons of the Cotati, which were far advanced beyond those of the Alliance. She failed to discover who made them, but realized their power sources were more ancient than her own race. In return, she demanded the power sources and the children being handed back to her. As the Avengers and Fantastic Four resisted her demands, she revealed the contract regarding the children and that she was the arms supplier of both Kree and Skrull empires. She threatened that she'd have the Kree and Skrull forces mow them down, Teddy reminded her the two empires didn't exist anymore and tore up her contract, stating they'd deal with someone else. He then handed over the custody of Jo-Venn and N'Kalla to Ben Grimm and his wife Alicia.[3]

Powers

Kree Physiology:

  • Superhumanoid Durability: The Kree are very durable, while not bulletproof they are still fully capable of effortlessly shrugging off hits from beings as powerful as Captain America and are presumed to be capable of surviving much stronger hits.
  • Superhumanoid Endurance: A Kree warrior has twice the endurance of a human with similar training.
  • Superhumanoid Stamina: A Kree warrior has twice the stamina of a human with similar training.
  • Superhumanoid Strength: A Kree warrior has twice the strength of a human of a similar age, height, and build.[4]

Abilities

  • Master Combatant: Jo-Venn has been trained since childhood to be a fighter, and can use anything to fight.[2]
  • Jo-Venn's cells contain the full history of his people, up to the time of his creation, with a focus on the wars they have waged, especially against the Skrulls.[5]


Equipment

Kree Militia Uniform

  • Jo-Venn shares his last name with fellow Kree Ra-Venn. It is unknown if this was intentional, suggesting a possible relation, or simply a coincidence.

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