|Appeared in||X2: X-Men United|
|Actor||Michael Reid McKay|
- "My boy, the great illusionist."
- ―William Stryker[src]
Jason Stryker was a mutant with the power to generate complex telepathic illusions. He was also the son of William Stryker. His father extracts a fluid from his spinal cord that allows him to control people's minds.
Prior to the films, Jason was sent to the Xavier Institute by his father, in an attempt to cure him of his mutation. Following his return home, he would play games with his parents, toying with their minds. His mother,in an attempt to bore the images out, took a power-drill to her temple and kill herself.
When Col. Stryker started his research on mutants, he had Jason lobotomized. Using his cerebral fluid, he created a powerful serum, through which he controlled the mind of anyone he wanted. When Charles Xavier is captured by Stryker, Jason, under his father's orders, uses his powers on him, as Xavier is too powerful for the serumto have any affect. He makes Xavier believe he's in the X-Mansion after the attack of Stryker's forces, and, disguising himself as a young girl, makes him search for the other mutants with Cerebro, in reality bringing him to Dark Cerebro. When Xavier finds all the mutants, Jason orders him to kill them all and Xavier, brainwashed by his powers, begins to obey.
After some time, Magneto enters Dark Cerebro's chamber. Jason is unable to affect him, due to his helmet. He rearranges Cerebro's panels. Mystique, disguised as Jason's father, orders him to kill all humans.
While Xavier is obeying to the new order, Storm and Nightcrawler manage to teleport inside Dark Cerebro. They're immediately attacked by Jason, who shows them an empty room with his diguise from earlier, standing in the middle of it, trying to deceive them. Storm creates a snow-storm and interrupts the illusion. They rescue Xavier, but the chamber collapses before they can return for him.
Jason Stryker was just a child when he discovered his mutation, and his father's shame for his nature led him to prove a deep hatred against him and his mother. Once lobotomized, his personality was completely erased, and he's just a puppet in William's hands.
Jason is a skillfull telepath, able to project visions in other people's mind. He's powerful enough to overcome Professor X's powers, and his spine fluid is a powerful mind-controller itself.
Behind the scenes
- Michael Reid McKay had no dialogue in the role.
- Canon (2 films)
- The character of Jason is loosely based on another X-Men foe, Mastermind/Jason Wyngarde.
- In the official videogame, Jason is revealed to be still alive. He confronts Nightcrawler in his mission in Alkali Lake, wanting revenge on him since he let him die. Anyway, Jason's personality is split in two, a good side and an evil one, and the good side sacrifices his own life in order to help Nightcrawler destroy the Sentinels.