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Ace Danger Interdimensional man of mystery and immortal adventurer across the ages. Ace Danger began his career with his two fisted adventuring Father Johnny Danger of the Jungle Patrol, Served with the Allies of Freedom in the second world war, Battled Shadow and Communism alike as a gentleman spy through the cold war and has earned a reputation as rake and libertine across more than one dimension in his wide travels. His unique life has left him with a wide net of allies, associates, enemies, treasures and a wealth of experience in the most outlandish of adventures. History Birth to 1933: Ace was born in freedom at the estate his father had purchased shortly after his return from the first of many African ventures that earned the family it's wealth. In the early years his father was a distant figure who was heard to say of the boy, "I'd just assume wait until he turns into a person to spend time with him." Ace was close to his mother in his youth and grew more so when at age three the family moved to a small home in Ghana not far from the diamond mines that were the primary family venture of the time. He was not at this age the frontier child his father expected him to be doing little to improve their relationship. His mother he of course adored and she perhaps coddled the youth so out of his element in those early years though she did ground him in the good the family was able to do living closer to his fathers pursuits and taught him a deep respect for the native born of the community. Not long after his eighth birthday his father decided to become more engaged in Ace's upbringing and Ace began to travel with Johnny Danger and the Jungle Patrol on their ventures. 1933-1942 The Jungle Patrol: Ace traveled with his father on minor ventures considered by the times to be safe as early as age five, however it was at eight years of age that Ace's career with the Jungle Patrol truly began with what would later be cataloged as the famed, 'Jungle Patrol and the Tomb of the Boy Pharaoh!' serial. It was intended to be a mundane excursion to visit an archaeology dig at the behest of team antiquarian Huang 'Hong Kong Harry' Chun. The Tomb it turned out bore a curse and many traps and deadfalls, a harrowing experience for a boy of eight certainly but his quick wits and limber (and smaller) form allowed the young man to escape a trapped room and eventually to find his way to the heart of the tomb where he put the curse to rest by returning the boy Pharaoh's amulet. Reversing the rising tide of sands just in time to save the adults Ace was from then forward a constant companion and mascot of sorts to the Jungle Patrol. He was at his father's side for some of the most famed expeditions the Patrol undertook to the heights of the himalayas seeking the mysterious Yeti, or the depths of the sea exploring Atlantean ruins, and many more beside. Ace was a darling of the press upon the Patrols return from these ventures regaling them with tales from his diary which would later, very loosely, form the basis for the 'Ace Danger and the Jungle Patrol!' animated series in the years after the war. During his travels with the Jungle Patrol he was joined by Rahim, a boy of his own age and ward of the Danger family. The boys were fast friends, inseparable in their many adventures getting each other into and out of trouble at every turn. Toward the later years as Ace and Rahim blossomed into teens the Patrol was more and more often joined by Ace's younger brother Rex as well, Rex had lived the frontier life with the family in Africa longer than he was able to walk and in Aces mind at least was his fathers favorite. As Rex took on more and more of the mascot and youthful scamp role that Ace had once held Ace and rhim more and more took on adult responsibilities in the Patrol though still under the guidance of older members. Through these years Ace learned much of hte wide world and hidden lands and the peoples throughout them. He also became skilled to at least a small degree in the many arts and skills needed to keep an expedition going despite setbacks and conflict. As the war in Europe raged and the flames of the conflict spread to Africa and Southeast Asia the Jungle Patrol had greater and greater difficulty avoiding involvement. Nazi and Thule expeditions often raced the Patrol for potent artifacts that might turn the tide of war and the dangers grew. Patricia and the younger children returned to the states and the Jungle Patrol more and more often confronted the agents of the Axis powers though they remained nominally independent from the allied military. Ace however felt he had more to prove to his father who had often spoke of his time serving in the Great War with Ace Adams as a young man and lied about his age on his service papers joining the US Army. 1942-1945 The War Years: Ace was never destined to serve in the infantry and was forwarded immediately out of Basic Training to the OSS. Initially in the OSS and soon as a member of the Allies of Freedom Ace operated behind enemy lines often in North Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia as a special liaison to local tribes as well as an agent provocateur. He saw some service in Europe particularly as the war closed in on the eastern theatre serving with other Allies of Freedom on occasion but primarily working in the realms of espionage and sabotage. He and his families many allies in the wild frontiers of the world were of great use in bringing local forces to bear on Nazi supply lines and later Aces own training in a wide variety of realms was put to good use undermining Nazi operations in europe in advance of the normandy invasions. Here he met and worked with other covert agents such as Bombshell and Comrade Frost as well as the more famed faces of the Allies of Freedom. Through much of this time his good friend Rahim was at his side though in later years of the war Rahim operated independently in the Middle east helping with local knowledge to stabilize the region as Allied troops were redeployed to Europe and later the Pacific. After the war there was less use for a famous and sometimes spoiled scion of a wealthy family in the armed services and Aces maverick stylings and less than circumspect romantic behaviors were no longer as easily overlooked. Though his service and familial connections ensured he was not publicly disavowed he was no longer welcome in the service. This never sat well with his father and led to a lengthy estrangement between the two men. 1945-1968 Ace Danger Gentleman Spy: Removal from the Army did not long put an end to Aces service. First as a hired hand of sorts for the short lived Strategic Services Unit and later the Central Intelligence Group. Ace traveled primarily in the Middle East and North Africa shoring up alliances with tribal leaders and nascent governments against the new threat of spreading communism between assorted personal ventures. When the CIA was formally created by the National Security Act in 1947 Ace was one of the first recruits his expertise outweighing the prevalent homophobia of early espionage organizations. Ace was brought into the Special Activities division then later AEGIS where he operated against both remnants of Shadow still manipulating events behind the scenes as well as Soviet agents, some of which had been close allies in the war years. Ace was at best reckless as an agent, while he got results his activities were rarely pursued with the subtlety of more traditional agents in the company. Most attributed this recklessness to his immortality though whispers abounded that his estrangement from his family or perhaps a romantic engagement gone wrong was at the root of his almost suicidal approach to espionage. Among the intelligence community his libertine tendencies were as legendary as his miraculous escapes and daring rescues. He was always it seemed one step ahead in a business where that was the bare minimum for success. In later years his actions, particularly against Shadow, would grow in fame when novelizations and films were made about his more high profile capers. He defined the carefree gentleman spy that while largely inaccurate served as a romantic notion for the public. By the late sixties his outrageous behavior grew to be more liability than benefit and more and more often he was deployed as distraction rather than actual agent, a tendency he resented despite on some level knowing it to be wise. He formally left the service on good terms after spending a few years bouncing between AEGIS and CIA command as the organizations tried to find a place for him in a world more and more driven by stable and staid intelligence practice and less and less the cowboy agent provocateur methods Ace personified. 1968-1979 Wandering Dilettante: After leaving the intelligence game behind Ace tried to reconnect with his family to middling success, it was in these years that he became most active in the assorted properties in production based on his life and that Danger Manor was built initially as a set for films and a short lived TV series about his many adventures. He acted in some as himself though usually could not be bothered to keep so grueling a schedule. He spoke at assorted engagements celebrating veterans and early heroes, wrote rather premature memoirs, and attended and managed an extensive social calendar in the days and sunk into the excesses of the era by night. Perhaps in some call out to his youth or his father he pursued expeditions to inhospitable regions and strange lands seeking something just out of reach, acceptance perhaps or maybe some sort of lost innocence of his youth. A long wake of broken hearts and angry parents led to Ace slowly being weaned from the spotlight by his family lest he cause too much embarrassment. In late 1979 Ace gave up any pretense of concealing his sexuality or for that matter more outlandish behaviors and the Danger family lost the ability to do much damage control beyond distancing themselves from his excesses. He became a black sheep of the family in a very public way though his brother Rex refused to treat him as such. Ace partied hard all night slept all day and started it up again week in week out. He lived as a cautionary tale of wealth, power and jaded immortal ennui run rampant. 1979-1993 The Lost Years: Ace partook of the worst excesses of the eighties with wild abandon. He was a jaded playboy throwing his sexuality and lifestyle in the faces of the pubic with outrageous stunt after outrageous stunt. He was of course even more beloved for it, a darling of the tabloids and those rebelling against the new straight and narrow popular culture. While decried by many for his outlandish behavior later observers would say his carefree and open attitude and devil may care demeanor did much to beat back the repression of the era or at least keep alive hope for those less protected by wealth and privilege that they were at the least not alone. Of course his frank and open abuse of assorted controlled substances and libertine sexual behavior landed him both in trouble with the law and the morality cops of the time. He was the poster child of all that was wrong with the decadence of modern society or a waving flag of freedom depending who one asked, polarizing in all things he did. But all parties must come to an end and for Ace the end was the resounding roar of an Omega Beam amidst the 1993 Terminus invasion. 1993-Present Ace Danger Interdimensional Man of Mystery: Ace was in his brothers sports car as Rex drove them both toward the city center in a desperate bid to maybe make a difference. He never got the chance, the entropic beam wasn't even aimed at them, Rex turned the car into the way of a stray disintegration beam to buy a bus time to empty. Ace woke up minutes later on the street alone, the bus was saved long enough for other heroes to get the civilians to safety, There wasn't even a scrap of Rex to bury. Rex's selfless sacrifice snapped Ace out of his decades old funk, his brother had remained certain that Ace was not a lost cause long after the rest of the Dangers had given up. Ace decided in that moment he owed it to his brother's memory to prove him right. Ace returned to the active heroics scene using almost a century of experience with the weird and wild to do good in the world, and look good doing it. Ace has done battle with many villains in the time since always using his unique skillset to buy him the edge he needed to bring them in. Equally at home on the streets or dancing between dimensions setting wrongs right Ace Danger is once again a force for good and for awesome. Costume and Appearance Standing at a solid six feet Ace is tall but not towering, with a sculpted athletic figure. His delicate features are set of with bright and alert Blue eyes and a full head of blond hair most often in that unique state of purposefully mussed that is so popular today. Day to day wear varies as the occasion requires though casual day to day wear is relaxed slacks, casual shirt under a rough and ready bomber jacket topped by his hallmark rumpled brown fedora. This also serves as his standard wear while active in superheroics or other adventure. Powers The core of Ace's super-human power is his immortality, his youthful adventures in tombs and mystic lands has rewarded him with life eternal. He does not age, is untouched by toxins and disease, and will recover from even the most grievous of wounds. Beyond his immortal form Ace has nearly a century of training and experience in the wide world of superheroics, gifts and treasures from many places and esoteric training in a wide variety of arts martial and esoteric. If he hasn't dealt with a similar situation chances are his wealth of experience will buy him time to tap into a more than a lifetime's worth of comrades and cohorts who have. Allies Ace has friends around hte world, and a few in others, that he can call upon for favors here and there. However there are some that he is closer to than others. He shares a bond of common service with Bombshell and Comrade Frost after they served together in the war and have remained friendly if not allied through differing sides of the cold war and the law over the times since. He remains close to the former members of hte Jungle Patrol who yet live as well and through Huang 'Hong Kong Harry' Chun is allied with the enigmatic Phantom. Through their forebears he knows both Mark 'Edge' Lucas as well as the mysterious Midnight (II). And of course he can call upon the wealth and influence of his family should the situation require, the Danger Family and Danger International have resources that eclipse even his own impressive holdings. Danger Manor The Danger family owns many properties and homes from penthouses in the city to rustic cabins and high end homes in the best neighborhoods of their chosen cities. Ace bases himself out of Danger Manor, Originally built as a set piece for the Ace Danger serials in his younger days it has been updated with the best that Ace's long career could acquire. The opulent mansion is not only a fully functional home with all the amenities, it also is possessed of the features popularized from ti's days as a set and the former production areas reworked into training rooms and security centers from which the entire house can be monitored. Hidden docks and landing pads, underground garage, advanced communications and computer technology and a Dakanan power generator keeps it independent from the power grid. The many rooms are filled with artifacts and treasures from his years of travels and adventures. Timeline Lost to the Sands of site migrations...
Overview Danger International is the corporate face of the famed Danger Family. The company was founded by Johnny Danger with profits earned from an african diamond mind and carefully stewarded by his children and grandchildren into a multinational organization for both economic growth and charity. The overarching corporation is Danger International, the privately held corporation is the prime or full owner of the assorted corporate and non-profit arms that make up the sprawling Danger empire. Within this umbrella are the several companies and charities that do the actual business of Danger International. The John and Patricia Danger Foundation serves as the primary charitable arm of the Danger family managing assorted endowments, scholarships, as well as investment and fundraising for the Foundations Trust. Danger Industries is the company responsible for the operation and management of the original mining interests in Africa from which the other organizations gained their start. Danger Media holds the copyright and trademark materials related to the famed family and it's many licensed product agreements through the ages. The Danger Trade and Tourism Corporation is a publically held corporation related to facilitating trade and tourism with the nation of Dakana. The Danger Institute is a think tank and independent research institute that while lacking the high tech draw of groups like Astrolabs, or Archtech fills a vital niche in natural and social sciences. Danger Financial Services is the golden calf of the Family business, it serves as an international financial services bank as well as a powerful brokerage house in a breadth of markets. The Danger Family itself serves as a de facto seventh corporate entity, the family resources are collected in an array of trusts and privately held corporate entities to ensure both tax security and contend with some of the difficulties of the extreme lifespans or lifestyles of some members. In particular after the first of Ace Dangers widely publicized deaths on one of his more extreme adventures it was found necessary to secure the family properties and goods in a fashion less reliant upon the terms of mortality that surrounds most matters of inheritance. The members of the family maintain personal smaller holdings but the bulk of their wealth is held in trust and accessed and maintained through accountants. How much personal interest a family member takes in the management of hte trusts of course varies greatly. The Danger Family The patriarch of the famed Danger family, John (Johnny) Danger, founder of the Jungle Patrol and Danger International, has long been a larger than life figure in the society circles of Freedom city and the wider world. The Danger fortune and moreover influence has brought him from humble beginnings to a position of prominence. His descendants to enjoy this unique privilege. John and his Wife Patricia were wed in 1924 after a brief engagement, a year later their first born son Ace, after his father's compatriot Ace Adams, was born. The first born scion of the Danger family would go on to many adventures of his own though he himself never sired any children of his own nor wed. Second born Rex Danger (1927-1993) was born two years later in 1927, Both boys at various points in their youth traveled and aided their father on his many adventures and had more than a few of their own, most of them chronicled in one or more of the properties relating to the Jungle Patrols later adventures. Patricia passed comfortably in her sleep in the mid eighties, Rex was killed in the Terminus invasion, his wife Debbie Wildey passed not long after the turning of the millennium. Less well known was their youngest sister Donna Danger-Dent, born in 1930 Donna was raised with much of the luxuries her fathers good fortunes afforded the family. The best schools, tutors, and eventually college led to Donna being the natural if unconventional choice for leading Danger International, among the first woman to serve in a position of power over a fortune five hundred company. Under her leadership the relatively small but lucrative business in diamonds and trade with Dakana her father's connections allowed grew into a potent economic force. Donna has two children of her own with husband Lester Dent(1928-1998) though when the time came for her to retire she passed the mantle of leadership to her niece Rachel Danger who continues to be CEO of Danger international to this day, though Donna remains a potent force in the family and Freedom City society. Rachel oversaw the expansion and division of Danger International into the trusts, corporations, and foundations that they are today. The remaining four Danger grandchildren have at times served in leadership roles within one organization of the family's holdings or another as well as the private sector. Many of the grandchildren have children of their own now, some few perhaps even grandchildren. John and Patricia also took on a young ward when his parents, friends of the Dangers from Johns travels, were caught in the crossfire of the brief 1935 revolution in Iran. Rahim Gilani traveled with John and his son Ace until the second world war broke out when he returned to Iran acting as a liaison between the Iranians and the european occupiers. Rahim never returned to the Danger family though he remained close to Ace and the family through the tumultuous post war years and marrying in Iran shortly after the 1953 coup he died under questionable circumstances shortly after the rise of the Islamic Republic. (OOC Notes: The grandchildren of Johnny Danger beyond Rachel Danger as well as the great-grand-children are purposely left vague to allow future players to connect with the family through those branches should they choose, Likewise the descendants of Rahim Gilani are left open for further development in the future) Danger International Danger International is privately held by the Danger family trusts. CEO Rachel Danger operates the overall strategy of the corporation and the organization of its component trusts, foundations and corporations. While on paper little more than a holding company for the assorted associated organizations it remains potent force in the business worlds of Freedom and beyond. Of late Rachel directs more of the resources towards the charitable works of the organization though the corporate arms remain profitable enough to support this expansion comfortably. As the CEO Rachel also acts as a sort of De Facto matriarch of the family utilizing familial influence and wealth to increase both. Her leadership has been long and she seems sharp still despite her age but many speculate she'll soon seek a successor like her aunt did before her. Danger International also functions as a high profile NGO using the trust and connections the Jungle Patrol built in many areas of Africa and South America to give local government and business leaders a wider voice on the international stage. John and Patricia Danger Foundation The sole holding John Danger maintains any direct control over as a sitting trustee the Danger Foundation is the charitable arm of the Danger Family and sees to assorted endowments, scholarships, grants and other direct charitable donations. Most of it's functions are fundraising and award ceremonies for assorted local or national causes from the arts to education and more. Danger Foundation soirees are generally lavish affairs bringing out a who's who of Freedom City luminaries and bringing in large dividends for the causes they promote. The Foundation was initially a labor of love of Patricia Danger who's outspoken calls for greater equity and social justice became the early hallmarks of the foundations works and continues to be the basis on which the foundation pursues its charitable works to this day. Danger Industries Danger Industries maintains a series of mines and processing facilities in the regions surrounding Johnny Danger's originally discovered diamond mine in Ghana. The company is held in dual ownership by it's workers and Danger International and enjoys highly progressive pay and benefit scales as well as facilities that act as a model for safe and profitable mineral extraction in Africa. Originally the mines were focused on diamonds earning the Dangers much of their initial fortune in competition with DeBeers and later as the mines began to play out and the diamond market tightened shifted to heavy metals and rare earths that form the foundation of much of modern technology. Working conditions are focused on worker safety and heavy investment in safety as well as infrastructure of hte mines has allowed for highly efficient extraction to local processing facilities where environmentally conscious purification and pollution controls are tested and implemented to create as sustainable a process as possible. Most of the management and implementation of these standards is done by the local workers and management who are after all the most invested in both the continued safe and profitable operation of the mines and limiting the dangers to the communities from the mines and processors. Danger International uses Danger Industries both as an example of sustainable worker friendly success as well as a supply chain for corporations seeking ethical sourcing in their supply chains. These international contacts allow Danger Industries to leverage the advantages of their product to higher valuation against those of less equitable mining concerns by evading wholesale clearing houses. Danger Media Danger Media is the rights holder for the many various Danger Family and Jungle patrol media properties as well as modern trademark and likeness rights management of the famed family. The primary holdings are the rights related to the Jungle Patrol serials and their associated secondary properties (animated features, comic books and graphic novels, radio plays, novelizations, and more modern film and television enterprises) as well as the Same for the assorted 'Ace Danger' branded material that was an outgrowth of the youths popularity in the Jungle Patrol media and his further adventures after going independant. They also manage the licensing for these rights with regard to toy and novelty merchandising and handle image management for the family to a lesser degree. In the past Danger media produced some material through an in house studio though that was shuttered during hte downturn in hero popularity amid the Moore years and now new productions are exclusively licensing arrangements. Danger Trade and Tourism Corporation Publicly held though, with the royal family of Dakana and Danger International holding over a third of the stock each, firmly under the control of Dakana and the Dangers the DTTC acts as the formal arm of the special relationship between Dakana and the Danger family. During the deeply isolationist era of the early to mid twentieth century Danger International was one of hte few companies able to make regular trade with the nation of Dakana, as the withdrawal from the world lessened with White Lion venturing forth to serve in the Freedom League the relationship was formalized with preferential agreements made for Danger International (and later the DTTC) to act as primary import/export company for Dakana. Now that trade with the nation is more open overall the DTTC is no longer the only game in town but the long standing relationship remains a strong benefit and they manage some of the most lucrative contracts as well as opening up and facilitating guided tourism in the intensely private nation. Danger Institute The core of the danger institute is based on the teams of scholars that Johnny Danger employed to investigate artifacts he returned with from his adventures. As times changed and the wholesale plunder of ancient artifacts became less the norm for archeology the Jungle Patrol shifted its focus to environmental issues and the scholarly pursuits grew into the Danger Institute during Rachels reorganization of Danger International holdings. The Danger institute today is split into three main branches and is largely self supporting based on revenue from a series of patents on Jungle Patrol gear that later became hte basis for assorted high end expedition equipment. The first Branch is a think tank devoted to environmental and global social sciences working to improve environmental policies in developing economies. The second is an expeditionary organization that funds and otherwise supports archeological expeditions as well as exploratory or natural sciences expeditions charting and cataloging the more extreme ecosystems on earth, such as deep sea exploration, arctic and deep wilderness surveys and excavation of sites of antiquity, Finally the Institute funds outside researchers in assorted fields through grant awards. Danger Financial Services Danger Financial Services holds the bulk of Danger Internationals wealth. Funds that once were tied up in assorted real estate and local ventures around the globe was consolidated under Rachels reorganization into a large investment fund to stabilize the economic backbone of the company. DFS is a publicly held with the Danger Family trusts and Danger International holding controlling interest, in the setup of the trusts voting rights go to the CEO of Danger International. DFS hold diversified investments on a global scale though the main areas of focus are investment in infrastructure for smaller developing nations and supporting local economies through an expansive and growing network of microloans. As well as steady profits, heavy investment in assorted global corporations allows DFS and its officers insight and valuable input into how many of the corporations in question do business in the developing world which is an unstated but well understood secondary goal of the financial institution. Use in Setting The Danger family is a collection of exceptionally wealthy and politically potent individuals, the global scope of Danger International pulls that wealth and influence out to a scale where it can act as a background for the Family and it's interests without becoming a stifling amount of wealth and influence in the narrower domain of Freedom city. It's global reach allows for many hooks tying international events to Freedom as well as serving as explanation for expeditions and explorations to far reaches of the earth or local heroes finding themselves working on international crisis's. Locally the philanthropic arms of hte business can serve both as set pieces for high society events as well as ways of handling aftermath of some adventures offscreen (The Orphans were saved and delivered into a program run by the Danger foundation) With local philanthropy focused often on the exceptional it also allows for reasons for those of more humble backgrounds to legitimately find themselves shoulder to shoulder with the elite of Freedom.
History The Jungle Patrol formally traces back to 1927 when the Patrol that would grow to international fame first came together and formally used the Jungle Patrol Moniker as immortalized in Season 1 Episode 1 of 'The Adventures of the Jungle Patrol!' serial. The basis for hte organization of course was not so watershed an event. Central to the Jungle Patrol was of course Johnny Danger, explorer, adventurer, and renaissance man extraordinaire. Johnny was born on the cusp of the twentieth century in 1899 on a ranch in montana. The family ranch was lost in conflict with a local cattle baron and Johnny was taken in by a local band of the Crow his family had good relations with before he reached his teens. Hard life in the frontier state and then among the tribe taught the young man much about wilderness survival and spurred in him a strong independent streak. As he grew older he wandered the states doing odd jobs before finally joining the army when old enough and serving in the Great War when America entered the conflict. It was while serving that he first made the acquaintance of Ace Adams a fellow westerner and a hotshot pilot, the two remained close after the close of hte war as Ace entered a career as a barnstorming pilot and Johnny began to travel the world. In his travels he made many friends and contacts in every port and frontier fort he found himself in, Aiding Huang "Hong Kong Harry" Chun in recovery of a lost family heirloom, sailing the caribbean with the fast talking Billy Browning in search of sunken treasures, and working on the small farm in surrey of Professor Arlan Jones. In 1927 he and Ace found themselves stranded in sub-saharan africa after a particularly rocky 'landing' in a thunder storm while seeking the fabled mines of Dakana. It was here that they met Dendaji, a Dakanan Native exiled after his negligence allowed a band of Thule society sorcerers to steal several precious Daka Crystals. In return for his aid getting them out of the jungles surrounding Dakana Johnny and Ace took up his cause to chase down the sorcerous cult in a chase that spanned five continents and saw them Joined by Hong Kong Harry, Baby Face Browning, and Arlan Jones as well as his daughter Jezebel. Through wit, grit, and no small measure of luck the soon to be jungle patrol managed to corner the Thule Sorcerers on a mediterranean Island and steal back the Crystals thwarting the Thule ritual. Returning to Dakana they declared themselves the Jungle Patrol and earned 'Doctor Daka' an end to his exile and themselves a favored position as rare outsiders welcome in Dakanas borders. The Jungle Patrol continued to operate primarily in Africa seeking lost treasures and protecting allied tribesmen from the machinations of post colonial interests. The aging Arlan Jones left the patrol in 1929 though his daughter stayed continuing to maintain and improve on the marvelous feats of engineering the Professor had built for the Patrol. In 1930 shortly after the discovery of the diamond mine that would make him one of the wealthiest men in the world Johnny began to bring his young son Ace on his globetrotting adventures and had earned himself and the Jungle patrol a reputation as a team that could get things done wherever in the world they needed doing. From ancient tombs to forbidden vales, Hidden monasteries to otherworldly wildlands the jungle patrol explored seeking and preserving artifacts, treasure, and lost peoples and civilizations. Their adventures came to be chronicled in the 'Adventures of The Jungle Patrol!' serials later renamed 'Johnny Danger and the Jungle Patrol' where the irascible Ace Danger first grew to fame. When the tides of war started to sweep across the world the Jungle Patrol came often to the aid of the Allies in campaigns in Africa and Southeast Asia in particular with daring rescues and sabotage behind enemy lines. With a war on the Patrol spent more and more time fighting Thule, or Green Dragon agents than their traditional exploratory adventures. Ace Adams fell to an assassin's blade meant for Jezebel Jones near the close of the war and Johnny Danger grew more absorbed with the day to day running of Danger International and it's many works in the aftermath of the second world war. Other than occasional press conferences when promoting a new product or similar endeavors the Jungle Patrol was in effect no more. The remaining members continued to work together though in pursuit of their own interests now. Membership Johnny Danger: The leader of the Jungle Patrol was a two fisted adventurer and world traveler before he even began the famed group. A master of survival, linguist, bare knuckle brawler, crack shot, and all around expert in adventure Johnny Danger was the glue at the core of the Jungle Patrol. He was a decisive and caring leader and knew his friends better than they knew themselves. This knowledge payed dividends not only in loyalty but also in utility as his keen tactical mind could weave their skills into exactly the plan needed to overcome nearly any objective. After the death of Ace Adams and the close of the war he disbanded the Patrol officially and shifted his Focus to Danger International, his sprawling corporation and world wide commercial empire tuned to his priorities of protecting indigenous peoples from exploitation, the environment from destruction, and the world from, he hoped, war. His family peddled his fame and influence into a lasting dynasty and legacy of good works around the world. Ace Adams: Johnny Dangers best friend and closest confidant the expert pilot and self proclaimed fastest draw in the skies (thanks to a particularly famed shootout with a nazi operative aboard a zeppelin) was Johnnys constant companion even before the patrol was formed. He was the de facto second in command as well as a master of vehicular feats of daring. From automobile to airplane, submarine to jet pack if it had a wheel, stick, or rudder he'd get it where it needed to be. He was most famous for his rocketry pack, an invention of the jones, as well as his twin .45 revolvers, Truth and Justice. According to the serials he was one leg of the love triangle between himself, Jezebel, and Billy, though he had promised Arlan to look after her and refused anything untoward, at least as far as the serials, comics and later cartoon reprisals indicated. Ace died at the end of the second world war, his death one catalyst for the dissolution of the Patrol. He was unwed and to public knowledge had no children though he served as a mentor and role model for many adventurous youngsters. Huang 'Hong Kong Harry' Chun: Huang, or Harry as he is still occasionally called, is an archaeologist and expert in antiquities as well as master martial artist. He served both as muscle for the team and as an expert in many mysterious artifacts, legends, and lost languages on the Patrols adventures. He holds a doctorate in archeology specializing in the far east and continues to lecture at prestigious universities the world over between visits to digs. His skilled fists and feet got them out of almost as many scrapes as his keen mind puzzling out the secrets of ancient tombs or hidden temples. Thanks to a combination of clean living and likely some mystical intervention the elderly Proffessor Chun continues to travel and teach to this day. He has many students of antiquities as well as a small selection he has agreed to teach his martial arts. Additionally he has a large family spread between Hong Kong where he resides and the U.S. though no children of his own, claiming he and his wife just never had the time. Dendaji “Doctor Daka”: Dendaji is a Dakanan by birth and trained in the mystic ways of that secretive country as well as the intricacies of Daka technology. His expertise and innovation in technical and biomedical advances for the Patrol led to the development of their famed sleeper rounds as well as many other devices and artifacts that have saved the day on more than one occasion. While a more cerebral member of the group his high tech devices and ancient Dakanan fighting techniques proved to be an great asset tot he team it the field as well as the lab. After the Patrol dissolved he returned to Dakana to continue his research and development of daka based medical devices and non-lethal defensive technologies. He remains a friend of the Danger Family but rarely leaves his homeland now. the secretive nation has revealed little about his personal life after the Jungle Patrol. Billy “Baby Face” Browning: A con man and artiste of the slightly shady deal Baby face was the friendly face and fast mouth of the Patrol. Though Ace would often say the mans mouth got hem into more trouble than out of Billy was a valuable member of hte team. He was a master of disguise as well as skilled orator and diplomat. When the Patrol ran afoul of official problems wherever they operated it usually fell to Billy to smooth the way. A consummate ladies man he was however denied that which he most ardently sought, Jezebel who had eyes only for Ace Adams. He managed to peddle his fame and contacts from the Jungle Patrol into a position with the US diplomatic corps and has served as a sometimes Ambassador to Dakana though his less than diplomatic approach to US politics has had that position stripped and reinstated enough times to make one dizzy. None the less even at his advanced age (thanks to living primarily in Dakana with full access to their medical advances) he is invaluable to any diplomatic efforts with the hidden nation. Rumors swirl that he may have wed a Dakanan lady of means as well though as with all news of the hidden nation it is never certain how much truth there is to such. Arlan and Jezebel "Jalopy" Jones: the Jones are the creators and innovators behind most of the large scale devices used byt he Jungle patrol from vehicles like the Jungle Jeep, to Ace Adams rocket pack, to more strange devices still. Arlan was primarily an absent minded professor and not long for work on the field however his daughter Jezebel fell in love with the excitement, and Ace Adams, of life with the Jungle Patrol. "Jalopy" often stated she could build a zeppelin from coconuts and banana leaves given time, and according to at least one famed episode of the 'Ace Danger Boy Adventurer Hour!' did so on at least one occasion. Though she had deep feelings for Ace Adams he never seemed to return them and she had eyes for no others. After the Patrols disolution she returned to her family farm to continue her fathers work on various devices supporting herself off occasional patents though most of her devices never saw the light of day. She passed still unwed the last of her family and left the farm and her inventions to be overseen by Danger International. By her wishes they have not been made public and are kept secure at the Farm where employees of Danger International act as caretakers of both property and prototypes. Chim-Chim: The ubiquitous ape companion of Jezebel since she saved him from poachers in his infancy. Chim-Chim was trained to fetch tools and acted as a sort of mascot for the team until an accident breaching the power core on one of Doctor daks wondrous devices somehow granted him human like intelligence. He continued to serve Jezebel after she retired to her family farm and predeceased her after a long and productive life. No formal attempt to recreate the circumstances of Chim Chims sentience were made though other accidents or even secret experiments might have managed the same or similar results. Ace Danger: Johnny Dangers first born was raised in the family business and was an ever popular child star of the serials as well as a darling of the media. He traveled into his teen years with his father and always managed to find himself in more unusual circumstance than even his famed elders. Ace has gone on to have a successful career as a spy, sometimes soldier, and more recently international hero. Along his many adventures he was blessed, cursed, or granted eternal life and dependant on who you ask is intent on making hte most of it or frittering it away on frivolities. Rex Danger: Before Ace even left the Jungle Patrol second born Rex had started to accompany the patrol on more and more adventures. The spitting image of Johnny Danger Rex was the all american red blooded adventurer hero rex served as a sort of replacement for Ace in the last years of the Jungle Patrol but between the danger and secrecy of the Patrols wartime operations never really gained the fame of his elder brother while traveling with the Patrol. Rex like many of the heroic minded residents of Freedom perished in the Terminus invasion of 1993, he is survived by three children including Rachel Danger, the youngest, and the current CEO of Danger Industries. Rahim Gilani: The ward of Johnny danger and close friend of Ace Danger in their childhood left the Dangers to return to Iran as an adult. though he had many adventures with the Jungle Patrol he managed to marry well in the liberal climate of the Shah's Iran. He passed away not long after the revolution. Legacies Most of the Jungle Patrol had descendants or at least those they might have trained or equipped as described in the individual member descriptions. As well there is alway the opportunity for someone, most likely connected to Danger International, to try and make a new Jungle patrol for the new world fighting injustice and exploitation of land or people around the fringes of civilization.