Janet was a darling of the Monte Carlo casinos. She turned a modest inheritance into millions by playing the long odds. She was given the nickname "Domino". Looking for more excitement, she financed her own ill-fated expedition, where she fell off a cliff and into a gas cloud below. The volcanic gasses activated her mutant powers.
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Niles Cable asks Janet to join the X-Patrol in the hopes of saving the future he is from. On their first mission, they are attacked by Doctor Doomsday. Janet sees images of DC and Marvel superheroes on his computer screen and learns that Doctor Doomsday wants to control their minds. Janet shrinks herself and goes inside the computer and then grows to super-size, destroying the computer. Then she hears Niles being hurt by Dr. Doomsday. While escaping from Dr. Doomsday's castle on a boat, Niles tells her he can't feel his legs.
After another mission in Exciting X-Patrol, the team loses Niles to Brother Brood. Janet becomes team leader to rescue Niles. She also recruits a mystery man named Jericho, who has feelings for her. Janet realizes she also has feelings for him, but can't figure out why since she is in love with Niles. The team breaks into the Brood hideout, Janet takes out Terra-X who had betrayed the team in the past. Janet finds Niles, but he has been taken over by the Brood. Janet then learns that Jericho is a younger version of Niles from another timeline and comes to understand why she had feelings towards him.
Major Story Arcs
Powers & Abilities
Janet has the mutant power to stretch any part of her body to incredible lengths.
She can grow to gigantic size, with an accompanying increase in mass and strength, and can also shrink to microscopic proportions.
Height: 5'4"( variable)
Weight: 110 lbs.( variable)
Other Distinguishing Features: Janet has a purple circle around her left eye.
Rita Farr is a member of the Doom Patrol. She was a movie actress who was exposed to unusual volcanic gases while shooting a film in Africa. When Farr recovers, she discovers that she can expand or shrink her body at will — from hundreds of feet tall to microscopic proportions. When she gains greater control of her powers, she is able to return to her normal size, or enlarge one limb at a time.
Janet Van Dyne is a member of the Avengers. When Janet was exposed to Pym Particles, she gained the ability to change her size at will rather than rely on gas capsules or potions. She could fly and fire her stinger blasts without the aid of wrist devices.
Domino is a member of both X-Force and the X-Men. Neena Thurman was the only test subject to survive a top-secret government breeding program intended to develop the perfect weapon. Due to her "luck" power, she was deemed a failure to meet the project's goals.