For the WHiH World News reporter, see Jackson Norris
For other uses, see Jackson (disambiguation)
"My name is Jackson Norriss. Today will be the most important of my career: my final interview with the most infamous man in America. A man that the world thought was a terrorist called the Mandarin, but is now alleged to be nothing but an actor. Thus far, the subject has been evasive and apparently oblivious to the point of my work. In fact, he seems oblivious to pretty much everything, except his own growing celebrity status, because now the whole world knows his name..."
―Jackson Norriss[src]

Jackson Norriss is a member of the Ten Rings who disguised himself as documentary film-maker in order to interview Trevor Slattery in his cell at Seagate Prison. Once Norriss had Slattery in a room with him, he kidnapped the actor and brought him to the Mandarin to be punished for his crimes against the Ten Rings.


Mission from the Mandarin

"There's somebody who wants to meet you."
"Do I know him?"
"No. You took his name and now he wants it back."
"Ahh. No, sorry, I still don't get it."
―Jackson Norriss and Trevor Slattery[src]

After the man previously known as the Mandarin was publicly revealed to be the idiotic English actor Trevor Slattery who had been working for scientist Aldrich Killian, the real Mandarin, the leader of the Ten Rings terrorist group, ordered his followers to kidnap Slattery and bring the actor to his presence so he could be punished for using his name.[1]

Interviewing Trevor Slattery


Norriss preparing for the interview

"This is my last chance to get beyond his lies and excuses, to confront the subject with elements of his own past, in order to unlock the truth. Because we need to know, once and for all: who is Trevor Slattery?"
―Jackson Norriss[src]

To this end, Jackson Norriss infiltrated Seagate Prison disguised as documentary film-maker to interview Trevor Slattery. To maintain his cover, he did a lot of research about Slattery's life and interviewed him many times, talking about the role of Aldrich Killian as his employer, the logistics of Killian's plan in creating an amalgam warlord.


Norris interviewing Trevor Slattery

On the last day of his interview, Jackson wanted to wrap out his film asking about the real Trevor Slattery, bringing him documents about his past, such as a photograph with his mother when he was a kid, and his role as a main character in a rejected TV pilot. When Norriss asked about the possibility that the Ten Rings or the Mandarin himself could be angered by his portrayal, Slattery was surprised to learn that the terrorists were real, as he previously thought that they were another aspect of the role A.I.M. created for him.[1]

True Identity Revealed


Norriss is threatened by Trevor Slattery

"It's not the Mandarin they'll remember, it's the name, Trevor Slattery, it's the brand, Trev."
"You're right, and for that sin you'll soon suffer horribly with a hole in your body for every ring of our faith."
Trevor Slattery and Jackson Norriss[src]

While relating the history of the Mandarin, Norriss retrieved a handgun he had concealed inside his videocamera, immediately killing the guards. Herman, another inmate of the prison and Slattery's unofficial butler, who accompanied him during the interview, attacked Norriss, surviving his initial shot and fighting until Norriss was able to stab Herman in the neck.


Norriss disarms and threatens Trevor Slattery

Trevor Slattery picked one of the guns from the corpse of a guard, and was able to hold him at gunpoint briefly with it before Norriss used his training to disarm him and aim the gun at Slattery's head. After regaining control of the situation, Norriss revealed that he was sent to break Slattery out of the prison and take him to the presence of the real Mandarin, who Slattery still seemed to struggle to believe was real.[1]


  • Expert Martial Artist: Despite his cover alias as a reporter, Norriss was shown to have expert combative abilities when engaging multiple hostiles at once. Likely attained in his many years of servitude to the Ten Rings. He used these abilities to downfall Herman, a physically larger and stronger opponent, killing him with a pencil.
  • Expert Tactician: Norriss went alone into Seagate Penitentiary, a high-security prison, surrounded by guards due to Trevor Slattery's status, and went in only with his equipment which passed security sweeps. He had demonstrated later the mindset to neutralize guards in a moment, while also plotting his flawless exfiltration of Slattery to meet the Mandarin himself.
  • Marksman: When using a small hidden gun, Norriss was shown to have proficient accuracy when shooting the guards.


Jackson pistol

Norriss threatening Trevor Slattery at gunpoint

  • Beretta 92FS: Norriss easily disarmed Trevor Slattery when he threatened him with this handgun belonging to one of the security guards, and he used it to kidnap Slattery at gunpoint.
  • Walkie-Talkie Wristwatch: Norriss used this to communicate with his fellow Ten Rings members that he had captured Slattery.







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