Dr. Helga Jace (died 2020) was a criminal and a computational chemist.
Doctor Helga Jace was a brilliant computational chemist and an expert in protein synthesis simulation. At some point, Jace had a theory about infrared spectroscopy and its uses in the treatment of neuropathy. At some point, she gave Tobias Whale the Anti-aging serum in order to test its reliability. When she saw its success on Tobias, she would take the antidote. At some point, she performed illegal experiments of eleven patients, causing ten to lose their feet while the last one died. Jace was imprisoned for the illegal experiments, and was denied visiting rights to her son.
Jace was recruited by the A.S.A. to help Lynn Stewart with her research on the Green Light Babies. Stewart was reluctant to include her on the team due to her past, but Agent Odell insisted on her inclusion and pressured Stewart to convince her to join the program. As part of the deal, Stewart promised to arrange a visitation with Jace's son. Jace agreed to join the program. One of the security measures was an implant in her ankle that shocked her if she stepped over certain lines, and would send out an alert if the implant was removed.
Jace conducted experiments on Sean Phillips, who was suffering from rapid mitochondrial deterioration. Jace's experimentation caused Sean's powers to manifest, and then he died. Dr. Stewart was furious at Jace, but Jace simply said they now had more data to work with. Jace later performed an autopsy on Sean and talked with Dr. Stewart about her experiments. During the talk, Jace found metagene records that indicated that the gene could be inherited. She found the idea of experimenting on a family of meta-humans to be exhilarating.
As Lynn Stewart continued to work on finding a cure, she developed a treatment that would be successful in fifty percent of the affected children. However, that was not good enough for Stewart who was intent on saving them all. Jace decided to go ahead with the treatment since she believed that saving half was better than nothing and faked a series of simulations that showed Stewart's cure working with some modification if the cure was delivered to all the test subjects simultaneously. Stewart administered the cure to all the children and was horrified as half of the children died from the procedure. Jace admitted to what she had done, and was led away by security.
In her cell Todd Green visited her and manage to create a hologram of her and keep her tracker inside the cell while Todd broke her out to meet Tobias Whale. With Tobias, she made a deal about finding new Meta-humans. She would later help Tobias find the Meta-humans' location.
Back at her cell agent Odell informed her that Markovian's tried to kidnap Dr. Stewart which made her worried about the fact that they may be looking for her.
During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Dr. Jace as well as everyone in the multiverse except for the seven Paragons, was killed in an antimatter wave by the Anti-Monitor on December 10, 2019, only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.
Dr. Helga Jace has shown to be intelligent, a very convincing liar and manipulator who has no remorse for human life but just perceives them as science experiments.
- High Level Intellect: Jace was highly intelligent, this is evidenced by the fact that she managed to come up with a cure to stabilize the green light babies with Lynn.
- Expert Computational Chemist/Bio-Genetist: Dr. Jace was a skilled expert computational chemist and bio-genetist.
- Dr. Jace created the Anti-aging serum, that Tobias Whale is using.
- Dr. Jace went to the country of Markovia and started a meta program.
- Dr. Jace was the architect of the Original Vaccine that was released in Freeland.
Behind the Scenes
- In the comics, Helga Jace was an ally of the Outsiders and the one who unlocked Geo Force's Meta-gene.