Wow, what a good prompt! I struggled to come up with the perfect story on this one, but here we go!
Once the Martians had checked his mind to guarantee no more programming, the suit and identity were gone but not his careful eye on Cadmus.
After retiring from being Guardian, Jim still kept a close eye on Cadmus, making sure the Light never got a hold of it again and the geomorphs continued to be treated fairly. Before he swapped the gold and blue costume for his blue marshmallow jacket, he learned that the original Jim had lived in Metropolis. Using a little money he saved from Cadmus, he bought a house in the Suicide Slum as well as a DC apartment, intent on switching homes to live the life of the original Jim while as the League’s trust in watching Cadmus.
When he found out an evil scientist by the name of Dabney Donovan was taking over as the head of Cadmus, Jim peeked through a window and was shocked that not only were the miserable genomorphs exhausted and sickly but most of them had burn marks and violent scars and gashes around their bodies. Using a small video camera, Jim left it behind until Cadmus closed for the night, took it home, and watched footage of Donovan throwing coffee, acid, and knives at the genomorphs, pushing them through glass objects and into walls, shoving their heads into toilets and boiling containers of water, and kicking them in the heads.
Jim regretted donating his costume to public view, but that night he prepared himself, dressed in all black, rented a black van, and drove to Cadmus on late New Year’s Eve-almost years since the Light overpowered him and everything else in Cadmus. Crawling through the air vent, and disabling security wherever possible, he woke one startled G-Elf and told him to wake the other genomorphs, send one G-Gnome to mind-control a sleeping Donovan. As little Jake held Donovan in a deep slumber Jim helped the sicker and gruesomely injured genomorphs into his oversized travel bags to nurse at home.
Finally he instructed the healthier genomorphs to implant clear memories into Donovan while he called the police and guided Donovan outside for his arrest. When the cherry and blue lights went away, and the sirens went dim, Jim helped heal the genomorphs and came up with a plan-he would have a PRIVATE PROPERTY sign posted over Cadmus so nobody could peek inside or enter, as the genomorphs would continue to live there in peace, with him smuggling food and gifts every weekend when he could. The genomorphs then held up glasses of clean water and toasted “to Jim-our guardian angel!”