Mister Knife
Mister Knife
Personal Info:
Real Name: J'son
Also Known As: Prince Jason, Emperor, Star-Lord
Place Of Birth: Spartax, Spartoi Empire
First Appearance: Marvel Preview Vol.1 #11 (1977) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Brother Blood, Czar-Doon, Delphina, Misa, Father Diablo
Group Affiliation: Slaughter Lords (leader); formerly Galactic Council, ruler of the Spartoi Empire
Base Of Operations: The Flying Fortress
Grudges: Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel and Star-Lord
Creators: Chris Claremont, John Byrne
Mister Knife is a skilled marksman, hand-to-hand combatant, leader and criminal mastermind.
Weapons: Mister Knife has access to a wealth of advanced weaponry.
Technology: Mister Knife has access to a wealth of advanced technology.
J'son, also known as "Jason of Spartax", is the Emperor of the Spartoi Empire and father of Peter Quill, alias Star-Lord of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The Spartoi are a sister race to the Shi'ar, separating from their cousins millions of year ago.
He was the only son of the previous Emperor Eson, and therefore was Prince and sole heir to the throne. Rejecting his idealism, the ruling Council of Ministers prevented J'son from taking the throne. The future emperor would be educated, as per Spartax tradition, by being brought up on dozens of the Empire's planets working many professions, including servant, miner, poet, soldier and pilot - excelling in the latter two.
When Ronan the Accuser of the Kree Empire forced the Inhuman Royal Family to attempt to assassinate the Empress Lilandra, ruler of the neighboring Shi'ar Empire during a wedding ceremony that would symbolically unite the Shi'ar and Spartoi, J'son (who had been seen with the Inhumans) was accused of being part of the plot. For this, he was banished and deemed unworthy of the throne.
However, J'son would later be summoned by his father when war broke out between the Spartoi and the Ariguans. On his way back home, he was forced to crash land on Earth, where he fell in love with a human woman named Meredith Quill. The two began a short relationship before J'son was forced to leave to wage war for the Spartax. Wishing to shield Meredith from the pain of his departure, J'son erased her memories of him, without knowing that the two had conceived a child. Meredith would later go on to give birth to his son, Peter Quill.
J'son would eventually go on take his father's place as emperor. J'son later met his son after Peter had become Star-Lord, and offered him a place as heir to the throne. Peter refused, and in his stead J'son adopted Kip Holm as future heir.
Years later, J'son joined other members of the Galactic Council to declare the Earth off-limits to extraterrestrial interaction. Once his son defended Earth from a Badoon attack, J'son sent Spartoi soldiers to capture him and his team of Guardians of the Galaxy. However, the Guardians managed to escape and flee.
In an attempt to finally get rid of the Guardians and make his son join him, all of the Guardians were separately dealt with by the Spartoi and its allies. However, they didn't count with the Guardians' ally Captain Marvel, who saved Peter Quill from J'son and the Spartoi Empire. As he was escaping, Quill discredited J'son to the whole empire, revealing him as a heartless murderer. The entire Spartoi Empire rebelled against J'son, who was forced to flee.
With no longer an empire or fortune, J'son became the villain known as Mister Knife, and started building a criminal empire.
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