Janus was one of the elite guards of the Atlantean Royal Family. He was one of three who were selected to infiltrate the U.S.A. as Sleeper agents. They were altered through Atlantean technology to appear human and breath air, their memories were altered so they would have no memory of their past life.
Janus, in his human guis,e was surfing at Daytona Beach, Florida, were is forced to fight off a group of angry thugs. At that moment he is contacted by a fellow agent Amir, and his true memory returns. They were assigned to track down and kill Nitro, who had recently killed Princess Namorita, during the explosion in Stamford, Connecticut. They followed Wolverine who was tracking the supervillain Nitro as well, killing a human they questioned along the way.
The Atlanteans agents watched the fight from nearby bushes between Wolverine and Nitro, in Big Sur, California. They contacted their King Namor, who ordered the death of Wolverine if he got in the way of their mission. Janus was the first to attack Wolverine and the two battled into a nearby forest.
Politus and Amir requested for Wolverine to stand down, as they only wished to take Nitro into custody, as they had no issue with him. Nitro during this brief distraction tries to explode but Politus is able to land a blow with his fist. Politus and Amir tackle Nitro, whilst Janus continues to fight with Wolverine. Nitro grabs Wolverine and tries to put him a headlock, but Logan is able to get freee throws him into the others. Logan then tries to get some answers out of his attackers and Janus reveals his true form, when Namor arrives.
Logan then stabs Namor in the chest with his, Janus runs to protect his king, but Logan is able to rip his breather mask off leaving the Atlantean gasping for air. Wolverine then grabs the breather and throws it at Politus, causing to revert to his true form just as he falls unconscious. The last of the three Amir, tries to hold Nitro with a blade to his throat, whilst Namor knocks Wolverine out. Namor takes Nitro whilst Amir recovers her team.
When Wolverine recovered he stole a Stark armor and travelleds to Atlantis to recover Nitro. Janus tries to attack again but his knocked aside thanks to the powerful exo-armor. Wolverine meets with Namor and Amir who go to question Nitro; it is revealed that Politus had been killed by the criminal during the first interrogation. Politus was able to one fact he found out before he died that Walter Declun had helped Nitro increase his power. Wolverine chops of Nitro's hand which prevents him from exploding.
Janus and Amir went back undercover to their surface life as they help Wolverine again as they help him fight a group of men in exo-armor. They defeated these humans but Sentry burst in with a group of S.H.I.EL.D. agents and Wolverine was arrested. The Atlanteans were set free to return to Atlantis thanks to the diplomatic Immunity.
- Atlantean Abilities: Janus possesses the conventional attributes of Homo mermanus: gills that extract oxygen from water, superhuman physiology to withstand extreme pressures and temperatures, and acute vision. He can swim at approximately 30 miles per hour. He can remain out of water for approximately nine minutes before beginning to suffocate. However, he can operate on the surface by wearing a water-filled helmet or using a chemical that enables him to draw oxygen from the air.
His strength is that of an average Atlantean
- Janus utilized technology that allowed him to breathe air and live on the surface for sustained amount of time.
- Diplomatic Immunity
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