Jerome Wise was the President's aide, but was paranoid with the attention that the new hero, Sonic the Hedgehog was getting. In response, Wise went paranoid with having Sonic either destroyed or without credibility enough to become popular, but this only resulted in Wise's dismissal and the loss of his job after he was discovered to be conspiring with Dr. Eggman, which also cost him his home and reduced to a homeless laughingstock. This results in Wise to join forces with the S.O.N.I.C.X. organization, who seeks to destroy Sonic for ruining each member's lives.
Jerome Wise was recruited by the Organizer to form a secret organization to get rid of Sonic and his friends. Wise, after hours of searching in the internet, came up with the name "Society for Observing and Neutralizing Inter-dimensional Creatures and Xenomorphs", which translates as S.O.N.I.C.X. After the organization captured Sonic, the hedgehog mocked the group's name as a fan club, in which Wise received heated glares from the group's members, clearly indicating that they didn't approve of the name either. Regardless, Sonic escapes despite their attempts to contain him. (SX: #23)