Janus was a creative individual and could have been a talented painter or poet but his psychopathic side disrupted his creativity. Janus discovered he had a split personality and could create a duplicate of himself. Janus was taken to the New Life Clinic and became a patient of Lionel Jeffries aka Scramble alongside Breakdown, Freakout and a young girl named Laura Dean who had a mutant sister named Goblyn. Scramble kept Janus and his other super powered patients inside large cylinders. Janus and the other patients were set free by during a fight between Omega and Alpha Flight. Janus and the other patients escaped after Omega was killed but to be found later by the being known as Bedlam who forged them to become his team called the Derangers. Bedlam forced his Derangers to fight Alpha Flight to see who gets the privilege of becoming the core of his new master race. Janus came into conflict with Manikin and his three other selves- Proto, Apeman and Highbrow when his duplicate came out to even up the odds. Purple Girl took mental control of the duplicate while the other Janus was restrained by Proto. The Derangers would turn against Bedlam during their battle with Alpha Flight but Bedlam uses his mental powers to turn Janus against his duplicate. Bedlam is eventually defeated but Janus, Freakout and Breakdown end up dead after the fight.
Janus was created by Bill Mantlo and Terry Shoemaker in 1987 and first appeared in Alpha Flight # 48.
Powers & Abilities
Janus has the ability to create a duplicate of himself.