John Raymond was the husband to Michelle Raymond and father to Lexi Raymond. He was hired to build Midland Circle. During this time, however, he learned what was deep within the hole and gradually made plans to destroy the structure in itself to keep the secrets buried. He killed himself upon being hunted down by the Hand.
Hired by Midland Circle Financial
When his wife Michelle and their daughter Lexi turned to Jessica Jones to find him, he phoned her from a payphone and warned her not to accept the case. This, in turn, convinced her to do so. Eventually, she met John in her apartment/office, taking Malcolm Ducasse hostage while vaguely warning Jones that they would know he was there and that they were going to kill him if he spoke a word, refusing to elaborate on who "they" were. Elektra, however, slashed the door locks and burst into the apartment. Lifting John from the floor ready to kill, he committed suicide, firing a bullet into his head.
- Ruger GP100: Raymond broke into the Alias Investigations Office and held Malcolm Ducasse at gunpoint inside, waiting for Jessica Jones in order to force her to drop her search for him. Raymond believed that Jones was working for the Hand, until Elektra showed up to kill him. Raymond shot at her, but she deflected the bullets and ended up committing suicide with his own gun.
- C-4: Raymond collected C-4 and kept it at his hideout in order to destroy Midland Circle, a building he had designed, not knowing the purpose it would have. However, Jessica Jones found it and reported it to the authorities, only for the Defenders to later steal it and follow Raymond's plan.
In chronological order:
- The Defenders