Jonah was one of the mutant children genetically engineered by Zander Rice as part of Project X-23. Rice used genetic samples from mutants to create new embryos that were carried by unidentified Mexican women. Jonah was born with the power to control the physical movements of others. The mutant children were supposed to become soldiers, but were deemed failures after the creation of X-24. After the X-24 project was a success, and the X-23 Project a failure, Transigen scheduled all the other subjects for termination. With the help of the nurses, who had grown attached to the children, the mutant children escaped to find Eden, a safe haven for mutants in North Dakota, while Laura was spirited away and adopted by her nurse, Gabriela Lopez.
When Laura finally made it to Eden, with her biological father Logan, Logan collapses from injuries he endured along the way. Jonah and the other mutant children nursed Logan back to health. 2 days later, while Logan was asleep, Bobby, Stephen, Charlotte, and Gideon, use pairs of scissors to trim off most of Logan's beard. When he awakens, he sees the mutant children present giggling, feels his beard, goes to a mirror, and sees that some of the children trimmed it off, and tells them that it's not funny. Logan notices Rictor walking up the stairs, and asks how long he's been out, as the 2 mutants exit the room.
The next day, Jonah begins his hike through the woods to cross the Canadian boarder, along with the other mutants so they can be safe. Unfortunately Donald Pierce and The Reavers are in pursuit to stop them. Jonah and the other kids, except Laura, were eventually captured by the Reavers and then confronted by Rice. However, Logan, who saw the Reavers following through the hideaway, then shows up to save him and the others.
After Logan kills Rice by shooting him, the kids escape and help defeat some of the Reavers, before Pierce releases Logan's savage clone X-24 to kill Logan. When Pierce to tries to help X-24 in the fight, Jonah watches as Joey uses his telekinesis to subdue Pierce long enough for, him, Bobby, Delilah, Charlotte, April, and Mira to use their powers to kill him. However, X-24 eventually lethally wounds Logan and nearly kills him, until before Laura shoots him with an adamantium bullet Logan kept, killing X-24. Jonah sadly watches Logan die from his wounds, then he and the other kids have a funeral for him. Jonah and the kids then continue with their hike to cross the boarder.
- Physical Manipulation: Jonah can control the physical movements of others, by forcing them to mimic his own movements. Jonah was able make a Reaver soldier shoot himself by mimicking the action on himself.
- Jonah is probably inspired by Puppeteer, a young Inhuman with the exact same powers (comics).
- Logan deleted scene