Jocelyn Davis also known as Freestyle is a character from the comic book series DV8. She first had a background appearance in Gen¹³ #7, by Brandon Choi, Jim Lee and J. Scott Campbell, but her character was named and fully revealed by Mike Heisler and Juvann Kirby in DV8 #11
Little of Freestyle's past is known, but it has been revealed that she is the fifth of seven children and that she grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. To help make herself stand out in a large family, Jocelyn took up gymnastics. She excelled at the sport and was already a highly skilled gymnast before being a part of Project Genesis.
Jocelyn was tested "gen-positive" and taken to Project:Genesis, a project funded by International Operations with the goal to create superpowered soldiers under their control. Using activator drugs, the gen-positive subjects were turned Gen-Active and immediately cryogenically frozen. Jocelyn's powers, being more subtle than those of other Gen-Actives, activated without the project's managers noticing, but when the guards came for Gen-Actives Evo and Sublime, Jocelyn tried to use her powers to escape. The guards hit her with an electroshock gun and froze her as well. Shortly afterwards the actions of John Lynch and Gen¹³ forced Project Genesis Director Ivana Baiul to flee, taking the frozen Gen-Actives with her.
The Gen-Actives were thawed on Ivana's base on the Caballito Island and trained to become DV8. Ivana considered Freestyle a threat though, because her powers were unpredictable and DV8-member Copycat was incapable of controlling her; a backlash would hit her whenever she would try. Freestyle was frozen again and left behind on Caballito Island when the team left.
Many months later, DV8 returned to Caballito Island and an experiment of Ivana unleashed Copycat's multiple personalities, who were now trying to possess others. To stop them, Ivana tricked one of the unleashed personalities into possessing Freestyle. The backlash knocked the alternate personalities back into Copycat and Ivana decided to add Freestyle to the team again. She used Freestyle's ability to crack the codes on the secret files of I.O. director Miles Craven and used these files to eventually blackmail her way back into I.O., this time as its leader. Freestyle and her fellow Deviants were now official agents of International Operations.
During her time in the Deviants, Freestle did her best to get along with the rest of the team. However, unlike most of her teammates, Freestyle always had a strong distaste for violence. She eventually befriended Sublime and Copycat and started a tentative romantic relationship with Evo. This relationship would prove to be short-lived as Freestyle found it difficult to even look at Evo after she saw him rip apart an enemy who had been trying to flee during a mission.
After the breakup of DV8, Freestyle went to Las Vegas where she took a job as an exotic dancer. Using her powers to clean up at the casinos, Jocelyn bought the club she'd been working at only a month after starting there. Freestyle was last seen having an unwelcome reunion with her old DV8 field leader Threshold.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Freestyle has the ability to psionically view multiple possible timelines and subconsciously chooses the best course of action for herself from these possibilities. A side-effect of this power is that she ages at an incredible rapid pace when using her power for a prolonged period. Ivana has theorized that Freestyle actually lives through all the possible timelines until she finds one that is favourable to her. She also has a perfect sense of direction. It is unknown if this is related to her powers or just a natural talent. Another side-effect of her powers is that they protect her from Copycat's mental powers.
Appearances, Images, and Quotes Edit
- While she would be named in later issues of DV8, Freestyle first appeared in Gen¹³ #7 in a scene in which the Deviants are engaged in virtual reality training. Though hooked up the machine Freestyle was not seen participating in the simulated mission.
- Freestyle has large scars on her back. These scars were made by Evo, who accidentally hit her when she blocked his attack on Copycat in DV8 #32.
- Unlike her fellow DV8-members, Freestyle does not have any large, red tattoos. She does have a tattoo of a star on her forehead, but it is a small tattoo that she already had before Project: Genesis.
- Freestyle has nicknamed her teammate, Sublime, whose real name is Rachel, "Roach".