|Dr. James Power|
|Real Name||Dr. James Power|
|Relatives||Margaret Craig Power (wife);|
Alex Power, Jack Power (sons);
Julie Power, Katherine Power (daughters);
Roy Craig (father-in-law)
|Affiliation||Formerly of Project PEGASUS; parent of Power Pack|
|Base of Operations||Columbia University, New York, New York, formerly Munhiggin Island, Maine|
|Identity||No Dual Identity|
|Weight||155 lbs (70 kg)|
- What we need is a good old fashioned family supper! I know! I'll heat up some of my famous, home-made, world-class lentil soup! It's good for you! It'll put hair on your chest!
- --James Power
Little is known about the early life of Dr. James Power before he married Margaret Craig & together they had Alex, Jack, Julie, & Katherine Power. Dr. Power finished college with a doctorate in Physics & shortly thereafter began work at a Research & Development facility near Munhiggin Island, Maine.
There he began in-depth research into developing a new means of deriving large quantities of energy inexpensively for peaceful purposes. He discovered a method of converting matter to antimatter without impractically large expenditures of energy. Dr. Power designed a machine which could open a small portal into another universe which had different scientific laws from our own. The machine could then project a small amount of matter, held within a magnetic force field, into the other universe, where, through unknown processes, the charge & spin of the atoms matter would be changed, causing it to become antimatter. The machine would then withdraw the antimatter back into Power's own universe, & remove the magnetic field under controlled conditions. Matter & antimatter annihilate each other upon contact, each being converted into vast amounts of energy. Dr. Power called his machine, which was built under a government grant, a matter/antimatter converter.
Kymellians & Zn'rx
Dr. Power's discovery came to the attention of an extraterrestrial, Aelfyre Whitemane, who was a Kymellian scientist & sorcerer, during his study of the planet Earth & humanity. Whitemane, who went by the nickname "Whitey," recognized the process of the converter as being similar to a device which had been developed on Kymellia in ages past. In testing the device before having fully mastered the physics involved, the Kymellians had unwittingly destroyed their planet in the ensuing chain-reaction. Seeking to save his newly beloved Earth from a similar fate, Whitemane sent a message, requesting permission to interfere, to the surviving Kymellian governors.
The message was intercepted by the Zn'rx, a warmongering reptilian race from another galaxy whom Whitey called "Snarks" after the monster in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, who subsequently jammed it. The Snarks disabled Whitemane, then captured Dr. Power & his wife, Margaret, intending to force him to reveal the formula for the matter/antimatter converter, for use by the Snarks as a weapon.
The Powers were rescued later by their own four children, now each possessed of one of four aspects of Whitemane's Kymellian powers to manipulate energy, mass, density, & speed. Power was returned to Earth with his wife, his memory of the formula for the matter/antimatter converter wiped clean by Snarks attempts to forcibly extract the information from his mind.