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Real name
Unknown
Current alias
Mac
Aliases
Mac the Knife
Alignment
Affiliation
Universe

Characteristics
Gender
Eyes
Hair
Unusual features
Bionic arm with blade attached
Status
Occupation
Soldier
Origin
First appearance
Death

2000 AD prog 503
2000 AD prog 2069

History[]

Mac is a character from the 2000 AD strip Bad Company. He was a former member of Commander Peck's unit who was inducted into Bad Company in 2210 AD alongside his good friend Danny Franks. He was one of the very few members of Bad Company to survive the war against the alien Krool, despite losing an arm in action (when he trod on a dud Krool shell on the planet of Broken Heart and the detonator exploded).

As the series went, Danny Franks became progressively stranger, a process viewed with some alarm by the nevertheless loyal and taciturn Mac. Danny's rôle as the 'everyman' with whom the strip's readers would identify was therefore slowly shed and passed on to Mac, who spent most of the later episodes watching the odd things Danny got up to and asking questions so that they could be explained to the reader.

Mac resurfaced years later, psychotic and fighting in an arena. Rescued by Danny, he at first seemed to be incurably insane. Eventually, he was snapped back to sanity after being hooked up to a mind altering machine, but was then almost immediately shot in the back and killed outright. His brain was surgically removed and cryogenicaly frozen in the hopes that he could somehow be saved.

Powers and abilities[]

Abilities

The ability to survive.

Strength level

Peak human male.

Weaknesses

Ends up with only one arm.

Paraphernalia[]

Transportation

Various, including Protoid's 'ship'.

Weapons

Yes.

Notes[]

Despite being a comparatively minor character, Mac was one of only three members of Bad Company to be still alive at the end of the saga (the others being Danny Franks and Kano).

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