Ja’Nelle (Character)


Real Name:  Janet Eloise Moorhead

Alias: Janell

Publisher: Wildstorm

Created by:  Chris Claremont and Ale Garza

1st appearance: Gen 13 vol.3 #1, 2002

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: Gen 13

Legal Status: Unknown

Height:    6’1           Weight: 190 lbs

Eyes:   Brown           Hair: Black

Relatives: Alan Moorhead (Father), Unnamed Grandmother, Clarice (Mother)

Skills and abilities: Natural affinity for unarmed combat.

Powers: Enhanced physical body at the peak of human perfection with superhuman strength, resistance to injury, endurance and agility [Gen 13 v3. #3].

Psychic/Telepathic abilities allow her to peer into others minds to see the truth at all times, communicate telepathically and see people’s deepest fears. She can also release an astral form [Gen 13 v3. #5] and see ghosts [Gen 13 v3. #4]. On one occasion she even manifested psychic armor [Gen 13 v3. #13].

She later bonded with the powers of a girl with a dragon tattoo. This gives her control over a dragon energy being with superhuman strength, the power to breathe fire and razor sharp claws. She can use the dragon for flight and to transport herself and others over large distances.



Born into an affluent and influential “Moorhead” family to Alan Moorhead law professor at Colombia University and mother Clarice, senior adviser of national security affairs, office in the west. As a result of her parents important and time consuming jobs they were often too busy to spend much time with her [Gen 13 v3. #3]. She became rebellious as a result [Gen 13 v3. #3].

First Appearance of Janelle from Gen 13 v3. #1
First Appearance of Janelle from Gen 13 v3. #1

Before her powers manifested she was a short chubby girl who wore baggy clothes and befriended known gangsters [Gen 13 v3. #3]. This drove an even bigger rift between herself and her mother, Clarice who strongly disproved of her daughters friends, clothes and manner of speech [Gen 13 v3. #3]. At private school she was often either ignored or bullied because she was not like the other girls. “Wrong color, wrong body type and wrong place”. Stasha Vincent often went out of her way to make Janelle feel unwelcome [Gen 13 v3. #12].

One night after a fight with her mother as she lay crying in her room her powers finally manifested to the ominous sound “You will be Judged”. She grew to over six feet of pure toned and honed muscle. In a panic she fled from her home. Going to her  ‘friends” she was unrecognizable. Her new telepathic powers enabled her to see that they intended to rape her [Gen 13 v3. #3]. She lashed out with her superhuman strength, thus saving herself but now felt truly alone. She contemplated throwing herself in-front of a moving train to end her suffering. Luckily she was found by people like herself, Ethan and Gwen who had also manifested fantastic powers like herself and also knew of the ominous sound “You will be judged” [Gen 13 v3. #3]. Reluctantly she joined Gen 13 and also moved in with her grandmother who surprisingly still recognized her [Gen 13 v3. #3].

As a Member of Gen 13

She later personally recruits Hazma another superhuman like the rest of Gen 13 who was in a hospital. When they were attacked the entire team showed up and caused the attacker to flee. They were then discovered by their parents [Gen 13 v3. #4]. Janelle by way of her powers realized their parents fears and especially hers, that she would eclipse their many achievements [Gen 13 v3. #5]. Overwhelmed by emotional feedback as she witnesses a man die she is attacked by a “Tar like” being thankfully she managed to return to her body in time [Gen 13 v3. #5]. At the end of this battle they officially became a team [Gen 13 v3. #6]. At school despite her growth she was forced to conceal all her other abilities. During this time she bonded with Ethan York [Gen 13 v3. #7] and observed that Gwen may not be in control of her power [Gen 13 v3. #8]. After defeating the assassin Zhiang she was pulled into Fairchild’s mind where she experienced being shot and killed [Gen 13 v3. #9]. While being rescued by Ethan during battle the two finally shared a passionate kiss after weeks of mutual attraction [Gen 13 v3. #11]. While investigating what happened to Fairchild she discovered that Stasha had a secret life and was involved in a shooting. The gun used could even harm those who had superhuman resistance to injury [Gen 13 v3. #12].

An ending

Upon finding Stasha with her astral form the girl threw her back into the corporeal world using unknown powers [Gen 13 v3. #13]. When Gwen is assimilated by the Tar like being and her Dragon goes on a rampage she is forced to bond with it and thus increasing her powers and saving [Gen 13 v3. #14]. Gwen survived as a chrome being and together the destroyed Stasha who was really a cyborg [Gen 13 v3. #15].

Together they later rescued the original Gen-13 and saved time itself. During the ordeal herself and her team were shown to be from another timeline with he originals sent to their own world [Gen 13 v3. #16].


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6 thoughts on “Ja’Nelle (Character)

  • November 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    not that is ain’t cute but why her titties gotta be out all the time

  • November 15, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    she looks embarrassed of her barely there outfit. as she should be.

  • February 6, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Yeah they made her look pretty trashy and considering the provocative costumes that most of the superheroines wear, that’s saying something. It diminishes her awesome abilities.

  • March 3, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I think that the idea of she is ready to fight or engage in combat so muscles become enlarged. In the human the Pectorals support the breast so if the pecs are growing …. just saying


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