Janus stands 5'11", and has a nimble and athletic frame. As he prefers speed and stealth, Janus is based more on agility and lethality over brute force. As a result, he is more prone to using quick stabbing weapons or silenced firearms. However, when dealing with dicey situations, he can be seen using larger weapons. He only relies on Pokémon if he feels the fight may be prolonged and/or he needs additional help.
Janus wears mostly black clothing, including his leather pants and shoes, as well as his black overcoat and black leather gloves. Meanwhile, he has indigo-colored hair reaches far down enough to cover his eyes and lightly shade his face, while his eyes have a dark glint of red to them. In essence, he doesn't appear that much different from any other Syndicate member.
Janus Blackfield is, in fact, the real Godfather of the Syndicate. When most people deal with what they think is the "Godfather," they do so using a computer via the highest floor of the Syndicate HQ in Goldenrod, so the authorities or anyone else out to assassinate the Godfather never finds him. As many have tried, the Godfather is simply untraceable, and no one knows where "he" really is.
But the truth is, the "Godfather" most people think is the leader of the Syndicate is actually AI programmed by Janus, all with a computer-generated visualization of an older man in his late 50s with a furrowed brow and an intimidating glare, accompanied by an older man's voice that speaks everything Janus types to the recipient. Thus, he can never really be killed in the traditional sense and can easily be replaced if something were to happen electronically. However, anyone that has used the console is convinced the older man is a real living person. Meanwhile, Janus himself simply appears to be just another assassin and thief working for the Syndicate. As part of his personality, Janus never liked the idea of ruling the Syndicate from behind a desk. The idea bored him to death. When Janus is away from everyone else, he controls and reprograms the AI to address all of the Syndicate's dealings and other matters, although Janus himself closely supervises it. Meanwhile, not just anyone deals with the Godfather either. Only the most highly privileged personnel even get to lay eyes on the console used to speak with the Godfather.
Offhand, Janus is very guile, covert, and enjoys stealth and secrecy. While he loves a good fight, getting injured and scarred isn't his cup of tea. He also enjoys disguises and likes acting.
Janus also has a lust for power and money. He likes the idea of control, but doesn't favor the responsibility part so much. To him, it makes power seem less "fun" and more like a chore. Lately, Janus has been focused more into the development of weapons and computer technology while leaving the genetic manipulation to the TAI. Even so, Janus does not fully trust the TAI, and leaves any kind of loyalty strictly to the contract. After that, they're on their own.
Meanwhile, he enjoys working with the Protectors for their money, but that's it. The moment they're unable to pay him, they and their ideals become nothing to him. In truth, he enjoys the spats between the TAI and the Protectors. While they ruin each other, the Syndicate will reap all the benefits and they money, and eventually he will have control of the world. He feels the whole ways of the Federation need to go, but Janus himself just sees the whole enterprise of Pokémon training and leagues as just another money-making franchise to exploit.
Janus was born to the wealthy David Blackfield and Maria Blackfield in Goldenrod City. As a child, Janus was possessive, but he also enjoyed making money, along with investing it wisely rather than spending it on material goods. As a child, he also battled solely for betting purposes. He didn't, however, participate in the League, as he believed it was way too formalized, and he hated its stifling rules. In many battles, Janus liked to raise the stakes higher than what was regulated by the League.
He attended school and was generally a smart student, but he had issues with authority. He also hated work that he felt didn't feel like meaningful assignments. His memory was exceptional, and as a result, he tested very well on exams. During college, he mostly focused on obtaining a business degree, and eventually got his MBA.
The Syndicate started as a business that assisted other business into joining a unified network that worked together to disregard the laws of the government. Essentially, it started as its own black market and continued to grow as more businesses entered the network. Soon, contract killings were offered, as well as drugs, illegal firearms, illegal Pokémon weapons, and many other contraband goods the Pokémon League Federation wanted to rid the world of. Instead, the Syndicate openly defied them. It became the goal of these businesses to overthrow the Federation, and instead create leagues where there were no rules, no regulations, and no red tape.
The Syndicate now offers ACT implants, as well as the recently created mutagens made by the TAI. Meanwhile, Janus continues to operate from behind the shadows, posing as just an ordinary member when in fact he is the true leader.
Janus carries a variety of stabbing weapons, as well as a silenced 92FS Beretta pistol and a silenced Mac-10 submachine gun. He also carries a laptop computer.
Personality and Background: Merciless and cunning, Renegade is a pretty dishonorable fighter, and thinks any kind of honor during a battle is pure folly. He was won after another trainer lost a bet to him.
Personality and Background: A seemingly unusual choice of Pokémon for a person like Janus, Guile is deceptive and arrogant. He enjoys mocking enemies, or provides distractions for Janus in the form of vocal calls that disorient his targets. As for acquisition, Guile was obtained through purchase at a local pet store.
Personality and Background: Triad is aggressive and cruel, used only when Janus feels he is in a tight position and needs to "bring out the big guns." He was originally Janus's first Pokémon, starting off as a Deino.