The history of Jonathan Storm of Earth-9997 mirrored that of his Earth-616 counterpart. Johnny was with the Fantastic Four when they were dispatched along with Captain America to stop Namor and Dr. Doom from attacking the United Nations. During the battle, Johnny attacked Namor, who had been manipulated by Doom once more.
In the ensuing battle, Johnny's neck was broken by Namor and he was killed instantly. His nephew Franklin cursed Namor to burn for the rest of his life. Johnny's soul ended up in the Realm of the Dead, where it was recruited by Mar-Vell in his quest to defeat Death. Before initiating his quest, which included collecting items of power on Earth, Mar-Vell convinced Johnny that he was dead (as all those dwelling in the Realm believed themselves to be alive, and those who were still alive were those who were deceased) in order to help in resurrecting Susan Richards for Reed Richards.
Johnny convinced his sister that she was dead by convincing Dr. Doom to apologize to her for all the misery he caused her family.
Following Sue's resurrection, Johnny aided Mar-Vell in his battle against Death. Later, following the death of Death, Johnny was admitted into Paradise where he was given a shard of the Cosmic Cube to create his own ideal paradise. Johnny lived a life of a celebrity race car driver. The reality in which he lived was a success, however, Johnny soon grew bored and devolved into a bout of alcoholism and excesses. He was one of the few in Paradise who was not pulled out of their personal paradise to help in the counter attack against the Kree invasion of Paradise. Johnny was later be shaken out of his stupor and released from his paradise by Reed Richards, who took over the Cosmic Consciousness from Mar-Vell. Johnny's current fate following the liberation of Paradise remains unrevealed.
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