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The Spirit of the 21st Century

Jennifer Quarx (Earth-50)
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Real Name
Jennifer Quarx
Current Alias
The Spirit of the 21st Century

Aliases
Jenny Quantum

Identity

Affiliation

Relatives
Jenny Sparks (past life, deceased), Michelle Leung (mother, deceased), Jenny Fractal (twin sister, deceased), Midnighter (adopted father), Apollo (adopted father)

Universe

Base Of Operations

Characteristics
Gender

Hair

Unusual Features
Hair is dyed black, Physically aged herself

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Leader of the Authority, Spirit of the 21st Century

Origin
Origin
Born a Century Baby, a reincarnation of Jenny Sparks

Place of Birth
Singapore


First appearance

Image:Quote1.png Hey, can't a girl take a few minutes' rest after she ingests a f***ing supernova? Image:Quote2.png
-- Quarx

Contents

History

Jenny Quantum was born January 1, 2000 in Singapore, during the death of Jenny Sparks, where her birth mother was killed by super villains attempting to kidnap her and shape the coming century. Her biological father’s identity and whereabouts are unknown. She was rescued and cared for by the Authority and later adopted by Apollo and Midnighter shortly after their marriage. She is the current leader of superhero team, The Authority.

Jenny was first named when she was kidnapped by the superteam known as the Americans(though a baby shown when Jenny Sparks died at the turn of the century is inferred to be her). Quantum is the corporeal spirit of the 21st century, and the youngest known Century Baby, as well as the reincarnation of the Spirit of the 20th Century, Jenny Sparks.

Quantum forced herself to age several years into her teens so that she could better fight the threat of Henry Bendix and his evil group.[1] While fighting Bendix, Jenny was able to free the current Doctor, Habib Bin Hassan, and enlist him in the fight against Bendix.

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Worldstorm

Main article: Captain Atom: Armageddon

When Captain Atom was trapped in the Wildstorm Universe, he accidentally killed Jenny Quantum after she'd tried to help him.[2] This event, like so much else, was overwritten when Nikola Hanssen, the new Void, took control of her powers.

In the post-Worldstorm universe, Jenny Quantum, now renamed as Jenny Quarx, is the leader of the new Authority, which also appears to have the same line-up as the previous version. Quantum/Quarx is wearing a t-shirt with the Singaporean flag, in a manner reminiscent of Jenny Sparks' Union Jack t-shirts.

Number of the Beast and World's End

Main article: Number of the Beast
With the destruction of the earth heralded a resurrected John Cumberland (The High) of The Changers, Jenny sacrificed herself by using her body as a containment device to prevent the Carrier's engine, a caged miniature universe, from overwriting and destroying the universe when the damaged Carrier crashed to earth's London, England. Before absorbing the universe she kissed goodbye to The Doctor, telling him that should she return he should find her and tell her how it all turned out.[3] What happened to Jenny after this is unknown as of yet.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Immortality: She was born "with the century" - on the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve of 2000. Normally as a Century Baby grows they displayed certain superhuman abilities and skills, as well as immortality (not aging beyond her 20's). In Jennys case she displayed her powers a little after birth, wheres her previous incarnations only developed their abilities at 19. She also aged herself using her own powers to some resembling a 18 year old. As with all Century Babies, It has been theorized that they act as an immune system for the planet, her very existence protecting Earth. As such she supposedly represents an aspect of the century into which she is born.

  • Spirit of the 21st Century: Jenny Quarx is one of the Century Babies, a being produced by the multiverse for a specific task. In her case, this was to influence the 21st century. As such, her moods are tied directly to the world's status. In what way this will affect the century is unknown as of yet.
  • Decelerated Aging: Additionally, she stopped aging at nineteen and will most likely remain this way until her death. She is assumed to have at least a 100 year lifespan, not aging anymore at adulthood.

Quantum Reality Manipulation: Jenny has the power to manipulate reality at the quantum level allowing her to achieve anything she can conceive of at the quantum molecular level. It has been stated that Jenny Quantum's powers are far in excess of those possessed by her predecessor Jenny Sparks,("make her previous incarnation look like a spastic with a guide dog") and that she still is the most endangered of all.

  • Interdimensional Teleportation: She has the ability to teleport between points on Earth and also other dimensions.
  • Flight
  • Time Travel
  • Teleportation
  • Force-Field
  • Phasing
  • Probability Manipulation: ability to manipulate the ties of causality.
  • Energy Manipulation: ability to manipulate vast quantities of energy by generating them herself or from other sources. The most common energy she manipulates is quantum energy.
  • Quantum Energy Blasts: As a newborn she produced an energy blast of sufficient strength to disintegrate the legs of a giant who was attempting to kill her.
  • Accelerated Growth
  • Dimensional Manipulation: Inspired by the Doctor's Garden of Ancestral Memory, Jenny created a dimension for all her ancestors called the Infinite City, a metropolis of assorted time-periods on the back of a giant turtle.
Infinite City: Inspired by the Doctor's Garden of Ancestral Memory, Jenny created a dimension for all her ancestors called the Infinite City, a metropolis of assorted time-periods on the back of a giant turtle. Jenny Quantum's lineage extends to the earliest accounts of human history, which include Jenny Stone and Jenny Fire, the first two "Century Spirits". Her direct ancestors before Jenny Sparks are Jenny Steam, Jenny Revolution, Jenny Plague and Jenny Inquisition.

Abilities

Leadership

Weaknesses

Telepathic Intrusion: telepathy is her only known true weakness, due to her being weak at blocking mind control.

Trivia

  • Jenny is the adopted daughter of Apollo and The Midnighter.
  • Jenny was born with a twin sister Jenny Fractal who was brought up as a psychotic sociopath by the Chinese government.
  • Jenny went one-on-one with her twin sister Jenny Fractal at the age of 5 and died but her consciousness and spirit were saved by the doctor and she took her sisters body when the Midnighter was sent back in time to their birth and killed Jenny Fractal in her sleep as a baby.
  • Jenney was raised by Apollo and The Midnighter and though she was pretty much sheltered and loved. She has said she gained her skills by being raised by Gods and Monsters (respectively).
  • Jenny is actually 8-years old but has accelerated her age to that of a 14-year old.
  • Jenny Quantum's lineage extends to the earliest accounts of human history, which include Jenny Stone and Jenny Fire, the first two "Century Spirits". Her direct ancestors before Jenny Sparks are Jenny Steam, Jenny Revolution, Jenny Plague and Jenny Inquisition.
  • It has been suggested that, like Jenny Sparks, Jenny Quantum and the human race are linked for the current century and in Jenny Quantum's case, until the end of 2099. Meaning during a great depression, Jenny would be in a state of personal depression, though it is unknown if one causes the other or how. It has also been theorized that if she were raised with, for example, Nazi beliefs then humanity would fall under similar philosophies, though this has yet to be determined.

See Also

Links and References

  • None.

Footnotes

  1. The Authority: Revolution #7
  2. Captain Atom: Armageddon #9
  3. Number of the Beast #8
Wildstorm Character

This character exists under the Wildstorm Imprint, and their continuity takes place within the Wildstorm Titles. This template will categorize articles that include it into the category "Wildstorm Characters."


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