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Detective John Hardiman and Marcus Deck-Cold Nights Rain By Carl Edward Thompson and Joseph Gilbert Thompson
John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard
1. ..... Prologue 1. ... Chapter One.
2. ... Chapter Two. 3. ... Chapter Three
4. ... Chapter Four 5. ... Chapter Five. 6. ... Chapter Six
7. ... Chapter Seven 8. ... Chapter Eight. 9. ... Chapter Nine
10. ... Chapter Ten
11. ... Chapter Eleven.
12. ... Chapter Twelve.
13. ... Chapter Thirteen
14. ... Chapter Fourteen 15. ... Chapter Fifteen. 16. ... Chapter Sixteen
17. ... Chapter Seventeen. 18. ... Chapter Eighteen. 19. ... Chapter Nineteen
20. ... Chapter Twenty
Detective John Hardiman-[Cold Nights Rain ] Prologue A cold,hard nights rain The United World Star Force,had for sometime sent out a multitude of Great Sleeper Ships.Family crews of some three hundred passengers,placed in suspended animation chambers to colonize several near by habital Terran Class Worlds.So far,twelve possible locations were discovered to have worlds circling stars similar to the Solar System of Earth some fifty years ago.Six years ago twelve ships were prepared to travel to them worlds. Along with the three hundred passengers,Special Forces Super Troopers called Alpha Omega Special Forces Warriors were subjugated among the crew. Early in the 21st Century, THE TARRENT CORPORATION created a advanced robot evolution into the Alpha Level phase - a being virtually identical to a human - Eons ago there began a Super Soldier Program known as a Alpha Omega Warriors Project.It bred an army of superhuman warriors known as the Omega Warriors.They were said to be unbeatable.
The Alpha Level 6 Alpha Omega Warriors were superior in strength and agility, and at least equal in intelligence, to the genetic engineers who created them. Alpha Omega Warriors were used on world and Off-World as slave labor and military force, in the hazardous exploration and colonization of other planets.The Omega Warriors had to protect the colonist from an off world threat known as the Khy'Vhann.Emotionless,near mindless warriors,that were little more than zombie Nazi Soldiers,who braved any hostile environment,the Khy'Vhann High Command sent them into.
After a bloody conflict by a Alpha Level 6 combat team in an Off-World colony, Alpha Omega Warriors were used to protect the colony from the Khy'Vhann The Khy'Vhann illegal on earth - under penalty of death. Special police squads – Death Squade Unites - had orders to investigate such incidents.They can Hunt them down and do whatever it takes to stop this infiltration.The Deathsquades are order of necessary shoot to kill, upon detection, anyone violating the public safety.
To the Alpha Omega Warriors ,this was not called execution. It was called termination of retirement of the subject.
The place Philadelphia
The time . NOVEMBER 21, 2159
The wind was coming in.There was a storm brewing.A terrible storm.And then the rain came in.a cold,hard nights rain. Jackson Carter is an investigator from Guardner Investigation,Inc.He has been questioning several employees of the Rizzano Construction Company.Inside his pocket,Carter produced and then activated a small recording device and placed it back inside his left breast pocket. Tell me about this...Anthony Rizzano. Intercom worn upon Jackson Carter s right breast pocket: Next subject, is Tony Rizzano-last name is Rizzano, First name is Anthony .This middle name is Donald .Most people call him Tony Rizzano, the Rizzano Construction Company.He is said to be also an engineer, into waste disposal, file section 11 section c,c His new employees are Ronny Stuwicki and Michael Stuwicki, six days.Grew up in the Frankford Section of the City of Philadelphia,on 1545 residents of Adams Avenue.Their landlord was Bernard Freeman.See Bernard Freeman Real estate Offices.. "Never mind,Guider." Jackson Carter responds. "I know all about the White Trash Ghetto known as Frankford.I grew up there. [knock on door]
Good Evening,Mister Tony Rizzano.I'm Jackson Carter from Guardner Investigation,Inc.
- Guardner Investigation,Inc.?"Tony Rizzano responds." Pretty big operation ? "
"Yes.We have several branches across the United States." Jackson admires and then adds. "A few in Europe. "
So I have heard. "Rizzano returns "Come in. Sit down." "How can I help you.? Care if I talk? I Jackson Carter sits down across from a dining table in Tony Rizzanos Grand Office.Jackson places a large metallic silver briefcase next to side of some coffee cups,between the two men. " What's that ? It is one of the reason,that we are The best. "Jackson Carter responds."If you don't mind, Guardner Investigations uses allot of advanced technology." " Ok. "Tony Rizzano responds nervously." I've got nothing to hide. " Jackson Carter opens the case and inside is a strange machine,that looks across between a video recording Machine,with a small cluster of Seraphean Crystal set up and a mounted Sensor device.He begins to set up the machine in it's operations maner.
"What's that do ?Tony Rizzano:"You know you a Court Order for any kind of evidence."
" Well,you said that you got nothing to hide.If your not guilty of anything,well then,this won't mean anything.
Still.What's it do ?
"it records conversations for later possible use.
Possibly investigative uses later on.Think of this only as a kind of test. "Really ?"Tony Rizzano"I'm kind of nervous when I take tests."
" It won't matter.It 's not a lie detector test." Jackson advices "But it can,if detected sense the possible truth told between the two of more individuals.It uses advanced Artificial intelligence,to sense the possibilities of truth and lies told by two or more individuals."
That sound like a lie detector test. Not necessarily.This is different.It is something cooked by Fate Enterprises,Inc.Courts use them to record court proceedings,business meetings,play rehearsals and so worth.they call it a SarCom Portable Sensor Recording Device. "
"I'm beginning."Jackson Carter : "Uh, just please don't move.
Tony Rizzano: Oh, sorry. I already had an IQ test this year, I don't think I've ever had one of these-
Jackson Carter : Reaction time is a factor in this, so please pay attention. Now, answer as quickly as you can.
Tony Rizzano: Sure.
Jackson Carter : One-one-eight-seven .What does that mean ?
Tony Rizzano: That's the Rizzano hotel.
Jackson Carter : What?
Tony Rizzano:My place. Where I live when I am in town.
Jackson Carter : Nice place?
Tony Rizzano: Yeah, sure I guess--so.
that part of the test?
Jackson Carter : No, just warming you up, that's all.
Tony Rizzano: Oh. It's not fancy or anything.
Jackson Carter : I am investigating two bodies found in the desert. Tony Rizzano: Dead bodies?
Jackson Carter : Yes, bodies. I wouldn't know anything about that,no matter what the rumors say about me and partner Kevin Rankin. Rumors ?" Jackson peers at the machine and a small light gives a green light,on the devices small panel.Green mean truth. Yes,they say I am connected to you know. Yes,but I am not hear about that. Then what ? A man walking along in the sand when all of the sudden discovered two dead bodies.His name was Richard "Sluggo" Mills. Sorry,don't know him. Jackson peers at the machine and a small light gives a green light,on the devices small panel.Green mean truth.It was possible,that Tony Rizzano didn't know all his employees.
a desert walking along in the sand ? Well,he works for one of your hotel's in Law Vagas.
Tony Rizzano: What one?
Jackson Carter : What?
Tony Rizzano: What desert?
"Golden Palace ,in Law Vegas."Jackson Carter : What has He doing there in the desert ? It doesn't make any difference what he was doing in the desert.
it's completely hypothetical.
Tony Rizzano: But how did get there?
" He was driving alone.He said he was out there,the day before and lost something. "Jackson Carter : He said he was fed up, with wife and he wanted to be by himself a few days before and happened turned in closed dinner. How did he get there ? "Tony Rizzano: He didn't say ?How did he get there,who knows? He looked down and he had seen two dead bodies. "Jackson Carter informs Rizzano : Who were the two bodies ?Did you know who they were ?Tony Rizzano asks. That was the strange thing.They weren't exactly human. Exactly human ? Tony Rizzano asks." What were they Mexicans ? Further than that.They were Zatakhons.
"Zatakhons ? "Rizzano questions and the machine have put a truthful green light,as if he heard that name before."What country is that ?Never heard of any Zatakhons ? Where is that ? Somewhere in the Middle East ?
the machine have put a truthful green light,as if he heard that name before Tony Rizzano: Tortoise, what's that?
Jackson Carter : Know what a turtle is?
Tony Rizzano: Of course.
Jackson Carter : Same thing.
Tony Rizzano: I've never seen a turtle -- But I understand what you mean.
Jackson Carter : You reach down, you flip the tortoise over on its back Tony Rizzano.
Tony Rizzano: Do you make up these questions, Mr. Jackson Carter , or do they write them down for you?
Jackson Carter : The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun beating its legs trying to turn itself over but it can't, not without your help, but you're not helping.
Tony Rizzano: What do you mean I'm not helping?
Jackson Carter : I mean, you're not helping. Why is that Tony Rizzano? --
They're just questions, Tony Rizzano. In answer to your query, they're written down fo It's a test, designed to provoke an emotional response. -- Shall we continue?
Describe in single words, only the good things that come in to your mind about... your wife.
Tony Rizzano: My wife? Nothing.
Jackson Carter : Yeah.He machine says your lying.
"Really.You said it wasn't a lie detector machine."Tony Rizzano.Under the table,Rizzano pulis out a concealed weapon from under his suite cost waste band. " it's not,but it still says your lying.
" I may need to question you further.
Tony Rizzano pulls the trigger of his pistol shoots Jackson Carter once from under the table and his chair tickets backward.Carter falls backwards and tumbles towards the floor dead.Blood pools from about his body.
Tony Rizzano gets up and goes over to Jackson Carters body.He checks the body.His pulse.Dead. Suddenly,a short slightly stocky man enters the office with two thugs in dark suites.He is Kevin Rankin.Tony Rizzano,s partner.
"What happened here.Why did you shoof him ?Kevin Rankin asks
He was getting to close ? Close to.what ? The truth.Our operation. He knew nothing,Tony.So that Sluggo idiot found the two dead bodies.Two Khy'Vhann nobodies.Tina Where is Sluggo now ? We don't know ?He slipped town. Well,get ride of the body.Joe and Mike,dump him somewhere. Where ? How'd the lie tector test go ? "Mike asks Lie Detector tests,you idiot and didn't go well. Ronny Stuwicki picks up Jackson Carter s shoulders and Michael Stuwicki does the same.Ronny Stuwicki points to Carter's legs. No.pick up his feet,you dope. Two dopes.The brothers that fuck each other. No,they don't.They just live together.Mike's a bit slow. You mean,he is regarded. Not PC,Tony. Fuck PC.
" What's this thing ? "Kevin Rankin points to the SarCom Portable Sensor Recording Device.
" I don't know ? "Rizzano responds." Some wacky New Lie Detector. "
Outside,Ronny Stuwicki Michael Stuwicki drag Jackson Carter over towards a large black Susan .Ronny opens the back door and testers his younger brother to put the bodies legs in the back seat.He then helps his brother position the rest of Mack Carter inside.Ronald Stuwicki then looks in and is satisfied everything is alright .He then closes the back door.I Inside,Jackson Carter seems to move.Michael looks in and thinks he sees movement.
"Hey,is this guy still dead ?" Yeah,what do you think ? "Ronny responds "You still drinking ?" " No!Yes ! "Michael reports back." Yes.Noo.! " "Yes and no,which is it." " I'm not drinking. "Well,I need one." " what this guy ? "
"Come on,stupid."Ronny Stuwicki said "Lets go find a butcher and see if he dispose of this guy. The two climb in the front and Ronny Stuwicki begins to start the car,by telling it to start.
"Listen up.Ignition.And drive to." "Shouldn't you ask me first. "Someone in the back seat responds." The reports of my dead,are greatly exaggerated.I think Twain said that. "
Ronny Stuwicki never finishes the command.He looks to younger brother and asks .
"What did you say,stupid ?" " Nothing .Not me.I said nothing. "No,but I did !." Ronny and Michael Stuwicki looks at each other.Then looks at Jackson Carter sitting up right in the back seat,his white shirt still bloody. "A ghost !"Ronny Stuwicki screams
" a Zombie.! "Michael Stuwicki screams." He'll eat out brains.
"That not zombies.That's a goule,stupid !
" How true,morons.! "And with that,Jackson Carter smacks both on the right and left shoulders,knocking them out with his black Tesla Gloves. "Team a Gloves.!" Jackson Carter states, looking his two hands. And then checks his bloody shirt front and tips it open to reveal black body armor.He smiles.
"You two dopes should try Delkhon Body Armor."Jackson Carter finishes. "You guys think,I would step into the lions den,without precautions.
Jackson Carter then removes both Ronald and Michael Stuwicki from the front of the car.He lays both in the floor.
"Perhaps,I should go get the machine."Jackson Carter wonders looking upstarts and looks down,producing a small,black control in his left hand.He pressed a small,red control."Maybe not !"
Upstates,just as Kevin Rankin and Tony Rizzano are inspecting SarCom Portable Sensor Recording Device,it exploded in a shower of sparks. Outside,Jackson Carter looking a small recording device as walks over to a big,black Sedan of his own and gets inside.A driver looks around and says.
"Hey,boss get you want ? " "I got everything I need so far."Carter responds "Rizzano was definitely not telling the truth.
" Yeah,boss ? "Bernie Shivettes asks . " Take us home. "As Jack Carter looks over the data,on the small device."This might be bigger than just Knight Avenger Investigations to handle."
"Bigger than us ?Who is bigger than us ?" " The local police.Two special members of the Philadelphia Police,I know. " "Your the boss."
[cut to overhead shot of city, zoom in on Deckard, reading a newspaper]
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Mark Deckard: They don't advertise for killers in a newspaper. That was my professi-hhers, ex-killer.
Newman Cloud says "He will America Great Again !"
" More like Newman Cloud says "He will America White and racist Again ,like that moron Ronald Rump !" John Hardiman uttered. "I hated that guy,Johnny."Mark Deckard said
Well,don't worry Marcus,He's dead ! John Hardiman stated Johnny,I hear they killed him Mark Deckard said Who ? The Doomwatchers.?The Legion of Time-Sorcerers ?Mark Deckard said You think they would do that ? Guys like Thuzan Thune ?John Hardiman stated No,not him or his son's Thannell Sarkhon or Kalled.But other members of the Legion.Mark Deckard said " Yeah,I hear it was suicide by hanging himself in the Oval Office."John Hardiman admited "Suicide by a bullet in the head and forced hanging,Johnny."Mark Deckard said
"Use your new robot friend as a personal body servant or a tireless field hand -- the custom tailored robot by the Roxarr Corporation." The floating Zepplin broadcasts overhead. Robots.Not those old squareheads,that talked funny.Real humanoid robots,that talk like people. "Be all you can be ! Become a genetically engineered humanoid warrior."The floating Zepplin broadcasts overhead.Both John Hardiman and Mark Deckard smiled.
"Alpha Omega Warriors designed especially for your needs to serve the world. So come on America, let's put our team up there....Be the few.The proud ! An Alpha Omega Warrior. Yeah,serve in the Third World War.Live in a dump.Be a dupe for the U.S.Army.John Hardiman stated "Was it that bad ? We missed out on the mythical Third World Nuclear War,Johnny. Mark Deckard questioned.
"No one was so stupid as to blow us all us,like in those Ape movies.John Hardiman stated "Nobody was going to use World War 4 using rocks.
"guess not. Mark Deckard said " Who said that anyway ! "
"Einstein ? Stan Lee ? David Letterman ?"John Hardiman stated " Jim Neighbors ?"Mark Deckard added.
They finally did it.Dam you...God dam you all to hell !John Hardiman stated I like that one,even if that never happened in the book,Monkey Planet. Mark Deckard said Status of liberty sticking out of the sand. How did it survive a nuclear war ?We have both been to Miss Liberty."John Hardiman stated"She just isn't that well built. " Maybe the Doomwatch did it. " Mark Deckard said "Saved it and placed there for Astronaut George Taylor to see.Next to that hot Wonder Woman chick. It was just in a movie,Mark.You know that !" John Hardiman stated "It wasn't Lynda Carter.It was Linda Harrison.She played Nova. I know,but you know how Doomwatchers can influence Hollyweird.Mark Deckard said "And Linda Harrison did play Wonder Woman..just not in a tv series or movie ? "Doomwatchers again."John Hardiman stated "Linda Harrison did play Wonder Woman?"
" Yeah,it was some kind of pilot thing before Lynda Carter. "Mark Deckard said
"Really ?"John Hardiman stated
Yeah,check the internet.It was that Batman guy.Mark Deckard said
"Christopher Nolan ? "
No,the Adam West producer.The old Battusi campy one.Mark Deckard said
"Oh,William Selfish." Hardiman said "Wonder Woman ! I want to grab your tights."
We both know how they can secretly fix stuff. Mark Deckard said They made a crappy movie like Pretty Woman II become such a hit. Come on !Everyone wants to see that Richard Geer Yippy prick kill off the Julia Roberts hooked in the end.And see George Castanza and Kramer roll her up in a carpet and leave her dead body up the Bronx rubbish dump.John Hardiman stated I think they went to see the Roy Orbison song.Mark Deckard said BBamm !BBamm ! Open up in there or I'll brake your arms. Does this asshole know who we are ?Mark Deckard said He's a Chinese Nigro...a Chinigro,like in Doctor No.John Hardiman stated Three blind mice looking to kill that Pussy cat with a knife.Mark Deckard said BBamm !BBamm ! Open up in there or I'll brake your arms.John Hardiman stated
"He'll brake our arms ?! " Deckard wondered "With what Army ? With what Navy and Air Force ?" Derrick Mathis and Marcus Christmas outside begin to converse with each other. "Let us bust down the door."Derrick Mathis saids " and bust those two faggots boys skulls.Then wheel be done with that.Marcus Christmas adds.I
"Yeah,bust the door and bust their heads.Hehehe hehe hee!" Deckard goes over and violently opens the big wooden door. "Come in,genlemen.What can Hardiman and Deckard Investigation,LLC do for you ?
Hardiman and Deckard Investigation,LLC
"You guys are tens minutes late with rent."Mustapha McNeill thundered "Don't fuck with me.
" Jerkoff.The city pays it,Asshole. Jerkoff,As Asshole.I'll throw you down an elevator shaft and then break your..."Mustapha McNeill flamed with firecrackers in his beard like Blackbeard the Pirate.
" You'll break out arms ?We fought in Europe.Afghanistan.Russia. "Mark Deckard suddenly picked up Mustapha McNeill with one hand by his neck."We're not like you two Stupital buddies here.Don't fuck with us."
Derrick Mathis and Marcus Christmas attempt s protect their retarded boss.But Jonathan Hardiman interveins,by producing a big Fate Maxim Rifle and pointing in their faces. "Easy boys.Easy."
" but boss. "Derrick Mathis and Marcus Christmas said to their Chinigro Master,who looked very afraid and ready to shut himself. "Back boys. " "The city has given us,a license to kill little prices like you.
" Yeah.Your mice.Little fucking,snivling dirty mice. "Deckard curse,pushing Mustapha McNeill out out the window,over the scaffolds two levels below." Here that mice.
"Don't mess with him.Mustapha.Deckard has issues.
Yeah,I got issues.My father used to chase around the furniture when I was six,with a shoe to beat me,for nothing...just O bothered him,when he was drunk.He died when I was ten.Left me,my brother Mike and mother alone,but the abuse stuck with me.I hate fucking bullied like you.Verble and physical.Get me missed and see what happens.I've taken out the Khalladon.Guys tougher and badder than Stupital Crackheads like you.
"Marcus...let am go...The hard way.
" Ok,boss. " Mark Deckard suddenly let's go of Mustapha McNeill and his body drops two flights of the building and hits the scaffolds below.Under him,the priesthood boards hold,but begin to show small cracks. No,boys.Not that way.Though the window.Follow your leader. "Jonathan Hardiman says,pointing to the window. " Yeah,this way you two,assholes. "Mark Deckard grabs them and push them toward the open window. Derrick Mathis and Marcus Christmas look down and see Mustapha McNeill laying upon the wooden boards laying across the network of scaffolding,surrounding the Parker Spouse Hotel. "Yeah,you two can help your boss renovate the building the hard way."Deckard says as he kicks the two out of the window . Derrick Mathis and Marcus Christmas
"Maybe it was Jim Neighbors
[Deckard walks over to sushi counter] Sushi Master: ...shimasho-ka.
ad blimp broadcasted
Sushi Master: ...kimashita, kimashita. Irasshai, irasshai. Sa dozo. Nani ni shimasho-ka.
Deckard: Give me four.
Sushi Master: Futatsu de jubun desuyo. [Japanese: "Two are really enough"]
Deckard: No, four: two, two, four.
Sushi Master: Futatsu de jubun desuyo.
Deckard: And noodles.
Sushi Master: Wakatte kudasai yo. [Japanese: "Please understand."]
Deckard : Cop: Hey, idi-wa.
Hardiman No just two root beers one for me-one my big friend here
M'sieu, aduanon kovershim angam bitte. (1) [Fr-Hung-Ger: "Sir, you will please come with me now."]
Gaff: M'sieu, aduanon kovershim angam bitte. (1) [Fr-Hung-Ger: "Sir, you will please come with me now."]
Sushi Master: He say you under arrest, Mr. Deckard.
Deckard: Got the wrong guy, pal.
Gaff: Lo fa, ne-ko shi-ma, de va-ja Blade... Blade Runner. (2) [Hung: "Ah, don't shit me, man, you're the Blade... Blade Runner!"]
Sushi Master: He say you Blade Runner.
Deckard: Tell him I'm eating.
Gaff: Captain Bryant to ka, me ni omae yo. [Japanese: "It's Captain Bryant wants to see you, y' know!"]
Deckard: Bryant, huh?
Sushi Master: Hai!
[Deckard and Gaff take off vertically in spinner to see Bryant.]
Spinner: ...This is yellow three. Climb and maintain 4000 ... when approaching pad six ...caution...
Deckard: The charmer's name was Gaff. I'd seen him around. Bryant must have upped him to the Deathsuadeunit. That gibberish he talked was city-speak, guttertalk, a mishmash of Japanese, Spanish, German, what have you. I didn't really need a translator. I knew the lingo, every good cop did. But I wasn't going to make it easier for him.
Spinner: ...now on glide path, on course, over the landing threshold.
[Police Station, Bryant's office]
Bryant: Hi ya Deck.
Bryant: You wouldn't have come if I'd just asked you to. Sit down pal. C'mon don't be an asshole Deckard. I've got four skin jobs walking the streets.
Deckard: Skin jobs, that's what Bryants called Alpha Omega Warriors. In history books he is the kind of cop used to call black men niggers.
Bryant: They jumped a shuttle off world -- killed the crew and passengers. They found the shuttle drifting off the coast two weeks ago so we know they're around.
Bryant: No sir. Not embarrassing, 'cause no one's ever going to find out they're down here. 'Cause you're going to spot them, and you're going to air them out.
Deckard: I don't work here anymore. Give it to Jackson Carter , he's good.
Bryant: I did. He can breathe okay as long as nobody unplugs him. He's not good enough, not good as you. I need you, Deck. This is a bad one, the worst yet. I need the old Blade Runner, I need your magic.
Deckard: I was quit when I come in here, Bryant, I'm twice as quit now.
Bryant: Stop right where you are. You know the score pal. If you're not cop, you're little people.
Deckard: No choice, huh?
Bryant: No choice pal.
Tony Rizzano: I already had an IQ test this year, I don't think I've ever had one of these-
Jackson Carter : Reaction time is a factor in this, so please pay attention. Answer as quickly as you can.
Tony Rizzano: Yeah, sure.
Jackson Carter : 1-1-8-7 at Unterwasser.
Tony Rizzano: Yeah, that's the hotel.
Jackson Carter : What?
Tony Rizzano: Where I live.
Jackson Carter : Nice place?
Tony Rizzano: Yeah, sure I guess--
Bryant: There was an escape from the off-world colonies two weeks ago. Six Alpha Omega Warriors, three male, three female. They slaughtered twenty-three people and jumped a shuttle. An aerial patrol spotted the ship off the coast. No crew, no sight of them. Three nights ago they tried to break into Tarrent Corporation. One of them got fried running through an electrical field. We lost the others. On the possibility they might try to infiltrate his employees, I had Jackson Carter go over and run Voight-Kampff tests on the new workers. Looks like he got himself one.
Jackson Carter : So you look down you see a tortoise. It's crawling towards you.
Tony Rizzano: Tortoise, what's that?
Jackson Carter : Know what a turtle is?
Tony Rizzano: Of course.
Jackson Carter : Same thing.
Tony Rizzano: I've never seen a turtle.
Deckard: Well I don't get it. What do they risk coming back to earth for? That's unusual. Why--what do they want out of the Tarrent Corporation?
Bryant: Well you tell me pal, that's what you're here for.
Deckard: [funny look]. [pause] What's this?
Bryant: Alpha Level 6. Kevin Rankin. Incept date 2016. Combat model. Optimum self-sufficiency. Probably the leader. This is Zhora. She's trained for an off-world kick-murder squad. Talk about beauty and the beast, she's both. The fourth skin job is Pris. A basic pleasure model. The standard item for military clubs in the outer colonies. They were designed to copy human beings in every way except their emotions. The designers reckoned that after a few years they might develop their own emotional responses. You know, hate, love, fear, anger, envy. So they built in a fail-safe device.
Deckard: Which is what?
Bryant: Four year life span.
Bryant: Now there's a Alpha Level 6 over at the Tarrent Corporation. I want you to go put the machine on it.
Deckard: And if the machine doesn't work?
[Deckard flies to the enormous Tarrent building]
Deckard : I'd quit because I'd had a belly full of killing. But then I'd rather be a killer than a victim. And that's exactly what Bryant's threat about little people meant. So I hooked in once more, thinking that if I couldn't take it, I'd split later. I didn't have to worry about Gaff. He was brown-nosing for a promotion, so he didn't want me back anyway.
[inside the Tarrent building]
Cassandra: Do you like our owl?
Deckard: It's artificial?
Cassandra: Of course it is.
Deckard: Must be expensive.
Cassandra: Very. I'm Cassandra.
Cassandra: It seems you feel our work is not a benefit to the public.
Deckard: Alpha Omega Warriors are like any other machine. They're either a benefit or a hazard. If they're a benefit, it's not my problem.
Cassandra: May I ask you a personal question?
Cassandra: Have you ever retired a human by mistake?
Cassandra: But in your position that is a risk?
Tarrent : Is this to be an empathy test? Capillary dilation of the so-called blush response? Fluctuation of the pupil? Involuntary dilation of the iris?
Deckard: We call it Voight-Kampff for short.
Cassandra: Mr. Deckard, Dr. Eldon Tarrent .
Tarrent : Demonstrate it. I want to see it work.
Deckard: Where's the subject?
Tarrent : I want to see it work on a person. I want to see a negative before I provide you with a positive.
Deckard: What's that going to prove?
Tarrent : Indulge me.
Deckard: On you?
Tarrent : Try her.
Deckard: It's too bright in here.
[the window changes shade, letting less light in]
Cassandra: Do you mind if I smoke?
Deckard: It won't affect the test. All right, I'm going to ask you a series of questions. Just relax and answer them as simply as you can. -- It's your birthday. Someone gives you a calfskin wallet.
Cassandra: I wouldn't accept it. Also, I'd report the person who gave it to me to the police.
Deckard: You've got a little boy. He shows you his butterfly collection plus the killing jar.
Cassandra: I'd take him to the doctor.
Deckard: You're watching television. Suddenly you realize there's a wasp crawling on your arm.
Cassandra: I'd kill it.
Deckard: You're reading a magazine. You come across a fullpage nude photo of a girl.
Cassandra: Is this testing whether I'm a Alpha Omega Warriors or a lesbian, Mr. Deckard?
Deckard: Just answer the questions, please -- You show it to your husband. He likes it so much he hangs it on your bedroom wall.
(Deckard: ...bush outside your window...)
Cassandra: I wouldn't let him.
(Deckard : ...orange body, green legs...)
Deckard: Why not?
Cassandra: I should be enough for him.
[audio fades out and in, time passes.]
Deckard: One more question. You're watching a stage play. A banquet is in progress. The guests are enjoying an appetizer of raw oysters. The entree consists of boiled dog.
Tarrent : Would you step out for a few moments, Cassandra -- Thank you.
Deckard: She's a Alpha Omega Warriors, isn't she?
Tarrent : I'm impressed. How many questions does it usually take to spot them?
Deckard: I don't get it Tarrent .
Tarrent : How many questions?
Deckard: Twenty, thirty, cross-referenced.
Tarrent : It took more than a hundred for Cassandra, didn't it?
Deckard: She doesn't know?!
Tarrent : She's beginning to suspect, I think.
Deckard: Suspect? How can it not know what it is?
Tarrent : Commerce, is our goal here at Tarrent . More human than human is our motto. Cassandra is an experiment, nothing more. We began to recognize in them strange obsession. After all they are emotional inexperienced with only a few years in which to store up the experiences which you and I take for granted. If we gift them the past we create a cushion or pillow for their emotions and consequently we can control them better.
Deckard: Memories. You're talking about memories.
[Deckard and Gaff drive to Tony Rizzano's apartment in spinner, watching Tony Rizzano's video.]
Jackson Carter : Reaction time is a factor in this, so please pay attention. Now, answer as quickly as you can.
Tony Rizzano: Sure.
Jackson Carter : One-one-eight-seven at Unterwasser.
Tony Rizzano: Yeah, That's the hotel.
Jackson Carter : What?
Tony Rizzano: Where I live.
Jackson Carter : Nice place?
Tony Rizzano: Yeah, sure I guess--that part of the test?
Jackson Carter : No--
[Deckard and Gaff inspect the apartment. Deckard finds a scale in the bathtub and some family photos. Gaff watches quietly, folding an origami statue of a man with an erection.]
Deckard: I didn't know whether Tony Rizzano gave Jackson Carter a legit address. But it was the only lead I had, so I checked it out -- Whatever was in the bathtub was not human. Alpha Omega Warriors don't have scales. And family photos? Alpha Omega Warriors didn't have families either.
[Tony Rizzano meets Kevin Rankinoutside of phonebooth]
Roy: Time enough -- Did you get your precious photos?
Tony Rizzano: (shakes his head no.) Someone was there.
Tony Rizzano: (nods yes)
[Kevin Rankinand Tony Rizzano enter Chew's laboratory]
Chew: (mumbles to himself in Chinese -- screams when hoses are pulled by Roy)
Roy: Fiery the angels fell. Deep thunder rolled around their shores, burning with the fires of Orc.
Chew: (Chinese). You not come here. Illegal -- Hey. Hey. (Chinese) Cold! Those are my eyes! Freezing!
Roy: Yes, questions.
[Tony Rizzano removes Chew's jacket.]
Chew: (Chinese, screams)
Roy: Morphology, longevity, incept dates.
Chew: Don't know -- I, I don't know such stuff. I just do eyes. Just eyes -- Just genetic design -- just eyes. You Alpha Level, huh? I design your eyes.
Roy: Chew, if only you could see what I've seen with your eyes. Questions.
Chew: I don't know answers.
Roy: Who does?
Chew: Tarrent . He -- He knows everything.
Roy: Tarrent corporation?
Chew: He's big boss. Big genius. He, he design your mind, your brain.
Roy: Ah, smart.
Roy: Not an easy man to see--
Chew: Me cold.
Roy: I guess...
Chew: Se-, Sebastian he take-- take you there, he take you there.
Roy: Sebastian who?
Chew: J. -- J. F. Sebastian-- Sebas... Sebas...
Roy: Now--where... would we find this.... J. F. Sebastian?
[In spinner, listening to Tony Rizzano's video]
Jackson Carter : Let's continue, shall we? Describe in single words, only the good things that come in to your mind about... your mother.
Tony Rizzano: My mother?
Jackson Carter : Yeah.
Tony Rizzano: I'll tell you about my mother.
[In front of Deckard's apartment]]
Elevator: Voice print identification. Your floor number please.
Mark Deckard: Deckard, ninety-seven.
Elevator: Ninety-seven, thank-you, (danke)
Cassandra: I wanted to see you -- So I waited. Let me help.
Mark Deckard: What do I need help for?
Cassandra: I don't know why he told you what he did.
Mark Deckard: Talk to him.
Cassandra: He wouldn't see me.
Mark Deckard: You want a drink? Huh? No?
Cassandra: You think I'm a Alpha Omega Warriors, don't you?
Mark Deckard: Hah.
Cassandra: Look, it's me with my mother.
Mark Deckard: Yeah. -- Remember when you were six? You and your brother snuck into an empty building through a basement window. You were gonna play doctor. He showed you his, but when it got to be your turn you chickened and ran. Remember that? You ever tell anybody that? Your mother, Tarrent , anybody huh? You remember the spider that lived in a bush outside your window? Orange body, green legs. Watched her build a web all summer. Then one day there was a big egg in it. The egg hatched--
Cassandra: The egg hatched...
Mark Deckard: And?
Cassandra: And a hundred baby spiders came out. And they ate her.
Mark Deckard: Implants! Those aren't your memories. They're somebody else's. They're Tarrent 's niece's -- Okay, bad joke. I made a bad joke. You're not a Alpha Omega Warriors. Go home, okay? No really, I'm sorry. Go home -- Want a drink? I'll get you a drink. I'll get a glass.
[Cassandra runs away when Deckard turns to get a glass.]
[Mark Deckard, on balcony.]
Mark Deckard: Tarrent really did a job on Cassandra. Right down to a snapshot of a mother she never had, a daughter she never was. Alpha Omega Warriors weren't supposed to have feelings. Neither were Blade Runners. What the hell was happening to me? Tony Rizzano's pictures had to be as phony as Cassandra's. I didn't know why a Alpha Omega Warriors would collect photos. Maybe they were like Cassandra. They needed memories.
[Outside J. F. Sebastians's apartment building. Pris covers herself in trash pile.]
Pris: Pugh... Uhhh... Ungh... Ungh...
Sebastian: Hey! You forgot your bag.
Pris: I'm lost.
Sebastian: Don't worry, I won't hurt you. -- What's your name?
Sebastian: Mine's J. F. Sebastian.
Sebastian: Hi. Oh, where were you going? Home?
Pris: I don't have one. We scared each other pretty good, didn't we?
Sebastian: We sure did.
Pris: I'm hungry J. F.
Sebastian: I've got some stuff inside. You want to come in?
Pris: I was hoping you'd say that.
[Pris and Sebastian enter building.]
Pris: Do you live in this building all by yourself?
Sebastian: Yeah, I live here pretty much alone right now. No housing shortage around here. Plenty of room for everybody.
Sebastian: Watch out for the water.
Pris: Must get lonely here J. F.
Sebastian: Mmm... Not really. I make friends. They're toys. My friends are toys. I make them. It's a hobby. I'm a genetic designer. Do you know what that is?
Sebastian: Yoo-hoo, home again.
Toys: Home again, home again, jiggity jig. Good evening J. F.
Sebastian: Good evening, fellas.
Toy 1: Oooh!
Sebastian: They're my friends. I made them. Where are your folks?
Pris: I'm sort of an orphan.
Sebastian: Oh, what about your friends?
Pris: I have some, but I have to find them. I'll let 'em know where I am tomorrow.
Sebastian: Oh. Can I take those things for you? They're soaked aren't they?
[Mark Deckard's apartment, Mark Deckard uses the Esper machine]
Mark Deckard: Enhance 224 to 176. Enhance, stop. Move in, stop. Pull out, track right, stop. Center in, pull back. Stop. Track 45 right. Stop. Center and stop. Enhance 34 to 36. Pan right and pull back. Stop. Enhance 34 to 46. Pull back. Wait a minute, go right, stop. Enhance 57 to 19. Track 45 left. Stop. Enhance 15 to 23. Give me a hard copy right there.
Mark Deckard: Fish?
Cambod. Lady: I think it was manufactured. Look. Finest quality. Superior workmanship. There is a maker's serial number 9906947-XB71. Interesting. Not fish. Snake scale.
Mark Deckard: Snake?
Cambod. Lady: Try Abdul ben Hassan. He make this snake.
Mark Deckard: Abdul Hassan? I'm a police officer, I'd like to ask you a few questions. Artificial snake license XB71, that's you? This is your work, huh? Who did you sell it to?
Abdul: My work? Not too many could afford such quality.
Mark Deckard: How many?
Abdul: Very few.
Mark Deckard: How few? Look my friend.
Abdul: Taffy Lewis's, down in First Sector, ChinaCity.
Mark Deckard: Bartender? Taffy Lewis? Taffy, I'd like to ask you a few questions.
Taffy: Blow with me.
Mark Deckard: You ever buy snakes from the Egyptian, Taffy?
Taffy: All the time, pal.
Mark Deckard: Y'ever see this girl, huh?
Taffy: Never seen her, buzz off.
Mark Deckard: Your licenses in order pal?
Taffy: Hey Louie, the man is dry. Give him one on the house, okay? See ya.
[Deckard calls Cassandra on a public videophone.]
Mark Deckard: I've had people walk out on me before, but not when I was being so charming. I'm at a bar here now down in the Fourth Sector. Taffy Lewis's on the line. Why don't you come on down here and have a drink?
Roy: I don't think so, Mr. Deckard. That's not my kind of place.
Mark Deckard: Go someplace else?
[Mark Deckard returns to Taffy's]
Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen. Taffy Lewis presents Miss Salomé and the snake. Watch her take the pleasures from the serpent that once corrupted man.
[Miss Salomé's dressing room.]
Mark Deckard: Excuse me, Miss Salomé, can I talk to you for a minute? I'm from the American Federation of Variety Artists.
Zhora: Oh, yeah?
Mark Deckard: I'm not here to make you join. No ma'am. That's not my department. Actually, uh. I'm from the, uh, Confidential Committee on Moral Abuses.
Zhora: Committee of Moral Abuses?
Mark Deckard: Yes, ma'am. There's been some reports that the management has been taking liberties with the artists in this place.
Zhora: I don't know nothing about it.
Mark Deckard: Have you felt yourself to be exploited in any way?
Zhora: How do you mean, exploited?
Mark Deckard: Well, like to get this job. I mean, did you do, or- or were you asked to do anything lewd or unsavory or otherwise, uh, repulsive to your person, huh?
Zhora: Ha. Are you for real?
Mark Deckard: Oh yeah. I'd like to check your dressing room if I may.
Zhora: For what?
Mark Deckard: For, uh, for holes.
Mark Deckard: You'd be surprised what a guy'd go through to get a glimpse of a beautiful body.
Zhora: No, I wouldn't.
Mark Deckard: Little, uh, dirty holes they uh, drill in the wall so they can watch a lady undress. -- Is this a real snake?
Zhora: Of course it's not real. Do you think I'd be working in a place like this if I could afford a real snake? -- So if somebody does try to exploit me, who do I go to about it?
Mark Deckard: Me.
Zhora: You're a dedicated man. Dry me.
[Fight and chase]
Hari Krishnas: Hari, Hari. Hari, Hari. Hari, Hari.
Street Thing: Cross now... Don't walk...
Mark Deckard: Move! Get out of the way!
[Deckard fires. Kills Zhora in dramatic slow motion scene.]
Mark Deckard: The report would be routine retirement of a Alpha Omega Warriors which didn't make me feel any better about shooting a woman in the back. There it was again. Feeling, in myself. For her, for Cassandra.
Mark Deckard: Deckard. B-263-54.
Street thing: Move on...
Lady: ...a minute. Yeah what do you want?
Mark Deckard: Tsing tao. This enough?
Bryant: Christ, Deckard, you look almost as bad as that skin job you left on the sidewalk.
Mark Deckard: I'm going home.
Bryant: You could learn from this guy, Gaff. He's a god damn one man slaughter house. That's what he is. Four more to go. Come on, Gaff, let's go.
Mark Deckard: Three. There's three to go.
Bryant: There's four. That-- That skin job that you V-K'ed at the Tarrent Corporation, Cassandra. Disappeared. Vanished. Didn't even know she was a Alpha Omega Warriors. Something to do with a brain implant says Tarrent . Come on Gaff. Drink some for me, pal.
[Tony Rizzano stops Mark Deckard in the street]
Mark Deckard: Tony Rizzano.
Tony Rizzano: How old am I?
Mark Deckard: I don't know.
Tony Rizzano: My birthday is April 10, 2017. How long do I live?
Mark Deckard: Four years.
Tony Rizzano: More than you. Painful to live in fear, isn't it? Nothing is worse than having an itch you can never scratch.
Mark Deckard: Oh, I agree.
Tony Rizzano: Wake up! Time to die.
[Cassandra shoots Tony Rizzano]
[ Mark Deckard's apartment]
Mark Deckard: Shakes? Me too.
Mark Deckard: I get 'em bad. It's part of the business.
Cassandra: I'm not in the business. -- I am the business.
[ Mark Deckard gurgles blood.]
Cassandra: What if I go north. Disappear. Would you come after me? Hunt me?
Mark Deckard: No. No, I wouldn't. I owe you one. But somebody would.
Cassandra: Mark Deckard? You know those files on me The incept date, the longevity, those things. You saw them?
Mark Deckard: They're classified.
Cassandra: But you're a policeman.
Mark Deckard: I didn't look at them.
Cassandra: You know that Voight-Kampf test of yours? Did you ever take that test yourself? Mark Deckard?
[ Mark Deckard falls asleep while Cassandra plays the piano and lets down her hair.]
Mark Deckard: I dreamt music.
Cassandra: I didn't know if I could play. I remember lessons. I don't know if it's me or Tarrent 's niece.
Mark Deckard: You play beautifully.
[A little rough-housin']
Mark Deckard: Say kiss me.
Cassandra: I can't rely on...
Mark Deckard: Say kiss me.
Cassandra: Kiss me.
Mark Deckard: I want you.
Cassandra: I want you.
Mark Deckard: Again.
Cassandra: I want you. Put your hands on me.
Sebastian: Whatcha doing?
Pris: Sorry, just peeking.
Pris: How do I look?
Sebastian: You look better.
Pris: Just better?
Sebastian: Well, you look beautiful.
Pris: Thanks. -- How old are you?
Pris: What's your problem?
Sebastian: Methuselah's syndrome.
Pris: What's that?
Sebastian: My glands. They grow old too fast.
Pris: Is that why you're still on earth?
Sebastian: Yeah, I couldn't pass the medical. Anyway, I kind of like it here.
Pris: I like you just the way you are. Hi Roy.
Roy: Ah, gosh. You've really got some nice toys here.
Pris: This is the friend I was telling you about. This is my savior J. F. Sebastian.
Roy: Sebastian. I like a man that stays put. You live here all by yourself, do ya?
Sebastian: Yes. -- How 'bout some breakfast. I was just gonna make some. Excuse me.
Roy: Tony Rizzano...
Pris: What's going on.
Roy: Ah... There's only two of us now.
Pris: Then we're stupid and we'll die.
Roy: No we won't.
[Sebastian and Kevin Rankinat chess board]
Sebastian: No, knight takes queen, see. No good.
Roy: Why are you staring at us Sebastian?
Sebastian: Because. You're so different. You're so perfect.
Sebastian: What generation are you?
Roy: Alpha Level six.
Sebastian: Ah, I knew it. 'Cause I do genetic design work for the Tarrent Corporation. There's some of me in you. Show me something.
Roy: Like what?
Sebastian: Like anything.
Roy: We're not computers Sebastian, we're physical.
Pris: I think, Sebastian, therefore I am.
Roy: Very good Pris, now show him why.
[Pris throws hot egg at Sebastian]
Roy: We've got a lot in common.
Sebastian: What do you mean?
Roy: Similar problems.
Pris: Accelerated decrepitude.
Sebastian: I don't know much about biomechanics, Roy, I wish I did.
Roy: If we don't find help soon, Pris hasn't got long to live. We can't allow that. -- Is he good?
Roy: Your opponent.
Sebastian: Oh, Dr. Tarrent ? I've only beaten him once in chess. He's a genius. He designed you.
Roy: Maybe he could help.
Sebastian: I'd be happy to mention it to him.
Roy: Better if I talk to him in person.
Roy: But I understand he's a sort of hard man to get to.
Sebastian: Yes, very.
Roy: Will you help us?
Sebastian: I can't.
Pris: We need you Sebastian. You're our best and only friend.
Roy: (strange accent) We're so happy you found us.
Pris: I don't think there's another human being in the whole world who would have helped us.
[Tarrent 's apartment]
Tarrent : 66 thousand Prosser and Ankovich. Hmm.. Trade. Trade at--
Computer: New entry. A Mr. J. F. Sebastian. 1-6-4-1-7.
Tarrent : At this hour? What can I do for you Sebastian.
Sebastian: Queen to Bishop 6. Check.
Tarrent : Nonsense. Just a moment. Mmm. Queen to Bishop 6. Ridiculous. Queen to Bishop 6. Hmm... Knight takes Queen. -- What's on your mind Sebastian? What are you thinking about.
Roy: (whispered) Bishop to King 7. Checkmate.
Sebastian: Bishop to King 7. Checkmate, I think.
Tarrent : Got a brainstorm, huh, Sebastian? Milk and cookies kept you awake, huh? Lets discuss this. You better come up, Sebastian.
Sebastian: Mr. Tarrent . I-- I brought a friend.
Tarrent : I'm surprised you didn't come here sooner.
Roy: It's not an easy thing to meet your maker.
Tarrent : And what can he do for you?
Roy: Can the maker repair what he makes.
Tarrent : Would you like to be modified?
Roy: Stay here. -- I had in mind something a little more radical.
Tarrent : What-- What seems to be the problem?
Tarrent : Death. Well, I'm afraid that's a little out of my jurisdiction, you--
Roy: I want more life, fucker.
Tarrent : The facts of life. To make an alteration in the evolvment of an organic life system is fatal. A coding sequence cannot be revised once it's been established.
Roy: Why not?
Tarrent : Because by the second day of incubation, any cells that have undergone reversion mutations give rise to revertant colonies like rats leaving a sinking ship. Then the ship sinks.
Roy: What about EMS recombination.
Tarrent : We've already tried it. Ethyl methane sulfonate as an alkylating agent a potent mutagen It created a virus so lethal the subject was dead before he left the table.
Roy: Then a repressive protein that blocks the operating cells.
Tarrent : Wouldn't obstruct replication, but it does give rise to an error in replication so that the newly formed DNA strand carries the mutation and you've got a virus again. But, uh, this-- all of this is academic. You were made as well as we could make you.
Roy: But not to last.
Tarrent : The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long. And you have burned so very very brightly, Roy. Look at you. You're the prodigal son. You're quite a prize!
Roy: I've done questionable things.
Tarrent : Also extraordinary things. Revel in your time.
Roy: Nothing the god of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for.
[Tarrent screams as his eyes are gouged out.]
[On the street...]
Bryant: Body identified with Tarrent a twenty-five year old male caucasian named Sebastian. J. F. Sebastian. Address Bradbury apartments, ninth sector. NM46751. I want you to go down there---
Cop: This sector's closed to ground traffic. What are you doing here?
Mark Deckard: I'm working. What are you doing?
Cop: Arresting you. That's what I'm doing.
Mark Deckard: I'm Mark Deckard. Blade Runner. Two sixty three-fifty four. I'm filed and monitored
Cop: Hold on. Checking. -- Okay, checked and cleared. Have a better one.
[ Mark Deckard calls Sebastian's apartment.]
Mark Deckard: Hi, is J. F. there?
Pris: Who is it?
Mark Deckard: This is Eddie. An old friend of J. F.'s.
[Pris hangs up.]
Mark Deckard: Ooh. That's no way to treat a friend.
[ Mark Deckard enters Sebastian's apartment.]
Toys: Home again, home again, jiggity jig. Good evening J. F.
Toy 1: Oooh!
[Lots o' background noise from the toys... Mark Deckard searches... He takes off Pris's veil. Pris attacks, crushing his heard between her legs. Mark Deckard shoots Pris... again... again. Kevin Rankinarrives. Mark Deckard fires, but misses.]
Roy: Not very sporting to fire on an unarmed opponent. I thought you were supposed to be good. Aren't you the good man? Come on Mark Deckard. Show me what you're made of.
[Kevin Rankinbreaks through wall.]
Roy: Proud of yourself, little man? This is for Zhora.
Mark Deckard: Arrggh.
Roy: This is for Pris.
Mark Deckard: Arrgghh.
Roy: Come on, Mark Deckard, I'm right here, but you've got to shoot straight.
[ Mark Deckard fires again.]
Roy: Straight doesn't seem to be good enough. Now it's my turn. I'm gonna give you a few seconds before I come. One, Two. Three, Four. -- Pris...
Mark Deckard: Arrghhh.
[Chase starts... Kevin Rankinbegins howling.]
Roy: (singing) I'm coming. -- Four, five. How to stay alive. -- I can see you! -- (grasping hand) Not yet. Not...
[Kevin Rankinputs spike through hand and screams.]
Roy: Mark Deckard-- Yes...
[Kevin Rankinputs head through wall.]
Roy: You better get it up, or I'm gonna have to kill ya! Unless you're alive, you can't play, and if you don't play... Six, seven. Go to hell, go to heaven.
[Fight, Mark Deckard hits Kevin Rankinwith pipe.]
Roy: Good, that's the spirit.
Roy: That hurt. That was irrational. Not to mention, unsportsman-like. Ha ha ha. Where are you going?
[ Mark Deckard does some amazing climbing, then jumps to next building. Kevin Rankinfollows, holding a white pigeon.]
Roy: Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave.
[ Mark Deckard spits at Kevin Rankinas he falls; Kevin Rankincatches him with one hand.]
Roy: I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the darkness at Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain. Time to die.
[Bird flies off...]
Mark Deckard : I don't know why he saved my life. Maybe in those last moments he loved life more than he ever had before. Not just his life, anybody's life, my life. All he'd wanted were the same answers the rest of us want. Where did I come from? Where am I going? How long have I got? All I could do was sit there and watch him die.
Gaff: You've done a man's job, sir. I guess you're through, huh?
Mark Deckard: Finished.
Gaff: It's too bad she won't live. But then again, who does?
Mark Deckard: Cassandra? Cassandra? Cassandra?
[ Mark Deckard uncovers Cassandra.]
Mark Deckard: Do you love me?
Cassandra: I love you.
Mark Deckard: Do you trust me?
Cassandra: I trust you.
Mark Deckard: Cassandra?
[ Mark Deckard picks up paper unicorn.]
Gaff's voice: It's too bad she won't live. But then again, who does?
Mark Deckard : Gaff had been there, and let her live. Four years, he figured. He was wrong. Tarrent had told me Cassandra was special: no termination date. I didn't know how long we had together. Who does?
. Detective John Hardiman-Cold Nights Rain
... By Carl Edward Thompson and Joseph Gilbert Thompson Edit
Maveric Lion Productions c. .... Introduction.Character of Detective John Hardiman -ex Alpha Omega Warrior is based on several fictional characters.First and foremost Mavericlion Comics 's Alpha Omega Warriors series-the First one and not those other comic soap opera attempts later on.Despite a badly written comic,the character still is more real and more memmoral than John Hardiman and those other guys.
John Hardiman was born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. His father, David John Hardiman , was an American soldier,of Irish desent from New Jersey. His mother, Marlene K., was German, and had been born in Kaufungen, near Kassel. John Hardiman is the oldest of six children: he has a sister, Florence Hardiman ,Mary Jane Hardiman ,Kathrine Hardiman and Ciretta Hardiman and a brother, David Hardiman . After being discharged from the military in 1957, John Hardiman 's father took his family back to Carneys Point, New Jersey. John Hardiman has described himself as having come from a "long line of blue collar people"; his mother worked in a bank and his father was a welder, master mechanic, and factory worker. John Hardiman attended Penns Grove High School in his hometown, where he encountered long long . He was nicknamed by his schoolmates. Finding it easy to express himself on stage and losing his stutter in the process, John Hardiman began performing on stage and his high school activities were marked by such things as the drama club and student council president.
After high school, John Hardiman took a job as a security guard at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant and also transported work crews at the DuPont Chambers Works factory in Deepwater, New Jersey.
John Hardiman here contributes to the next two with Big John McClain and Cold Nights Rain Hardiman. John Hardiman combined several features of previous detectives, most notably his cold detachment, keen eye for detail, and unflinching determination to achieve his own justice. He is the man who has seen the wretched, the corrupt, the tawdry side of life but still retains his "tarnished idealism".A veteran police detective of City of Philadelphia, John Hardiman is gruff, stoic, and cynical. He is also completely selfless; he cares little about his own well-being as long as he can protect his fellow citizens. He risks his own safety and reputation to achieve safety for those he cares about, but this dedication eventually destroys his life. John Hardiman possesses a seemingly indomitable will, able to withstand multiple bullet wounds without collapsing, and most notably being capable of willing himself back to life after being hanged. John Hardiman has a distinctive way of narrating: he often talks to himself in his head, referring himself as "stupid old man".he is known for his sardonic one-liners, including the famous catch-phrase "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker".just another American.... who thinks he's John Wayne," to which Private eye John Hardiman replies that he "was always partial to John Wayne."He is described as being a foul-mouthed, wisecracking, no-nonsense New York cop with an itchy trigger finger and a never-say-die maverick spirit.
John Hardiman's marriage is in a constant state of crisis, his vigilantism and disregard for authority have put him in danger of losing his job more than once, and he is a chain-smoker who is described by Inspector Cobb in Die Hard with a Vengeance as being "two steps away from becoming a full blown alcoholic", which Private eye John Hardiman jokingly upgrades to only "one step".
Private eye John Hardiman is consistently portrayed as a reluctant hero who, with little or no assistance from others, is required against his wishes to thwart the elaborate plans of a group of like-minded villains because no one else is in a position to do so. The trailer for the first Die Hard film states, "The last thing Private eye John Hardiman wants is to be a hero, but he doesn't have a choice." In the second film, he is told "You're the wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time", to which he replies, "The story of my life." In the fourth film, he says he gets involved in dangerous situations "because there is nobody else to do it." In the first Die Hard movie, Private eye John Hardiman carries a Beretta ..F as his duty weapon. In the next two, his service pistol is a Beretta ..FS, even though the NYPD has never issued the Beretta .. for duty use. He later uses a Sig P... as his duty gun in the fourth and .th movies of the series
... Plot Edit
Private eye John Hardiman and his partner Mark Mark Deckard are hired into service to a woman who calls herself Miss Wonderly to follow a man, Kevin Rankin , who has allegedly run off with her underage baby sister. Hardiman-always having marrage troubles and Carver take the assignment because the money is good. Spade also implies that the woman looks like trouble, though she projects wholesome innocence.
That night, November ...., retired police officer Private Detective John Hardiman is arrested at a noodle bar by officer.The arrest is a ruse to get Hardiman involved in the case .Hardiman is told by police detective Tom Polhaus, who informs him that his Carver has been shot, killed and left at the bottom of a dead-end street. His former supervisor, Bryan Walsh, tells him that several "Omega Warriors—biologically engineered humanoids who serve as soldiers ,to witch Hardiman is a member have been murdered by agents unknown.The only clues are a few items,plant matter and bits of some sort of sap like substance,that covering the victims.
-offworld beings,who leave no trace of their dead bodies,except the clothing-specialized uniforms-gloves,hats ,mask,boots,all filled the remnants of decayed plant matter.It is believed that certain Agents of the Zatikhon Hygemony,called Zatikhon Enforcers-corporate hitmen have come to Earth illegally,to do away twith certain individual in the way of the Zatikhons underworld activeties. As a Private Eye and former Alpha Omega Warrior while Hardiman's job was to track down Zatikhon Enforcers on Earth and "retire" them without question.
Mark Deckard goes out to located Kevin Rankin and Anthony Rizzano
John Hardiman knows that his partner was supposed to be tailing Rankin and tells Rizzano this when questioned about Carver 's activities but refuses to reveal the identity of their client. Much later that night, Rizzano and his partner Lieutenant Dundy visit Spade at his apartment and inquire about Spade's whereabouts in the last few hours. The officers say that Rankin was also killed and that Spade is a suspect, since Rankin likely killed Carver . They have no evidence against Spade at the moment, but tell him that they will be conducting an investigation into the matter.
When John Hardiman sees Williams's body ("For the first time in my life I felt like crying"), he makes a solemn vow: He promises that he will find the murderer and execute him himself, avoiding the U.S. judicial system altogether. He says that if he left it to the courts to punish the perpetrator, some clever lawyer would surely achieve an acquittal and the murderer would get away with his crime. This is why he himself will be the jury – and the judge, for that matter. Throughout their basically separate investigations, Hammer and Mark Deckard work closely together, exchanging information and evidence. But each of them hopes he will be the one to find the killer in the end.
Terra Nostra Crime Boss Mathew [Matt] Fat Mannzie-the so called New Al Fat Mannzie of Crime.Fat Manzie,was said to thrown his little sister down a flight of stairs,on her birthday,because he did not get a present on her birthday,breaking her legs. Fat Manzie,also after taking a healthy crap,went and rubbed his own human waiste in her hair,while sleeping,because that day she ratted on him to parents,Fat was robbing them blind.
Fat Mannzie was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Brooklyn Outfit, which subsequently also became known as the “Fat Mannzies”, was dedicated to smuggling drugs like Stupital for the offworld Zenn Lann Authority and the Zhatikhon Hygemony and bootlegging liquor,such as Stupohol and other illegal activities, such as prostitution, in Brooklyn from the early ....s to .....
Born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City to Italian immigrants, Fat Mannzie became involved with gang activity at a young age after having been expelled from school at age .. along .. year old Joey Cumminski. In his early twenties, he moved to Brooklyn to take advantage of a new opportunity to make money smuggling illegal alcoholic beverages into the city during Prohibition. He also engaged in various other criminal activities, including bribery of government figures and prostitution.
Despite his illegitimate occupation, Fat Mannzie became a highly visible public figure. He made donations to various charitable endeavors using the money he made from his activities, and was viewed by many to be a “modern-day Robin Hood”,despite his long criminal record. Fat Mannzie’s public reputation was damaged in the wake of his supposed involvement in the .... Saint Patrick’s Day Massacre, when seven rival gang members were executed.Those members were .]Big Boy Michael Salwow,.]Robbie ‘’Boomboom’’ Crosby,.]Ronald ‘’Ronny Stu’’ Stuwicki,his younger brother Michael Stuwicki,.]’Francis Lennon-formerly Fransine Rennon,.]Jeckie Edder and .]James Jimbo Jones.
Fat Mannzie was convicted on federal charges of tax evasion in .... and sentenced to federal prison; he was released on parole in ..... His incarceration included a term at the then-new Alcatraz federal prison. In the final years of Fat Mannzie’s life, he suffered mental and physical deterioration due to late-stage neurosyphilis, which he had contracted in his youth. On January .., ...., he died from cardiac arrestafter suffering a stroke.
Young Fat Mannzie and his mother, Teresa
Alphonse Gabriel Fat Mannzie was born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York on January .., ..... His parents, Fatso Gabriele Mannzie (December .., .... – November .., ....) and Teresina Raiola (December .., .... – November .., ....), were immigrants from Italy. His father was a barber from Castellammare di Stabia, a town about .. mi (.. km) south of Naples, and his mother was a seamstress and the daughter of Angelo Virgilio from Angri, a town in the Province of Salerno. Gabriele and Teresa had nine children: Alphonse "Scarface Al" Fat Mannzie, James ‘’Bluto’’ Mannzie became, ironically, a Prohibition agent in Homer, Nebraska), Raffaele Mannzie (also known as Ralph "Bottles" Mannzie, who took charge of his brother's beverage industry), Salvatore "Fat Frank" Franklin Mannzie, John Two Toilets Mannzie, Albert MacGarth married Julia Mannzie,Matthew Mannzie,Junior and Rose Fat Mannzie, later Rosie MacDoggles and Fat Mafalda Mannzie (who married John J. Maritote). His two brothers, Ralphie’’One Eye Mannzie,who wore an eyepatch –who Fat Manzie shot out his eye with Red Johnny Ringo Beebee Gun,around age ten and Fat Frankie Mannzie worked with Manzie Crime Family in his empire. Fat Frank did so until his death on April ., .... and One Eye RaHa ran the bottling companies (both legal and illegal) early on, and was also the front man for the Brooklyn Outfit for some time until he was imprisoned for tax evasion in ..... The Mannzie family immigrated to the United States, first immigrating from Italy to Fiume, Austria–Hungary (now Rijeka, Croatia) in ...., traveling on a ship to the U.S. and finally settled at .. Navy Street, in the Navy Yard section of downtown Brooklyn. Gabriele Mannzie worked at a nearby barber shop at .. Park Avenue. When Al was .., the Mannzie family moved to .. Garfield Place in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Fat Mannzie showed promise as a student, but had trouble with the rules at his strict parochial Catholic school. Fat Mannzie met Joe Cumminski,who both extorted theneighborhood kids for lunch money,as protection money or the two would beat them up.The two also sold drugs like Stupital and bootleg liquor,such as Stupohol for the local Terra Nostra-a worldwide criminalunderworld organization,that came out of the Old Cosa Nostra. He dropped out of school,along with fellow student Joe Cumminski at the age of .., after being expelled for hitting a female teacher Miss Edith Rankin in the face. Later on Edith Rankin was found dead outside the school.The police thought Fat Mannzie met Joe Cumminski were in the vicinity of the school and believe they threw out Edith Rankin as an act of revenge,but nothing could proven.Miss Rankin had left a typed suicide note,the police believe Joe Cumminski wrote,within the class room,stating she could live with lesbian ways,molesting various students.Her brother Kevin said wasn’t true,since sister was dating his best friend Joseph Rizzano.Decades later,police believe both former Omega-Warriors Sgt Kevin Rankin and Joe’’Dum Dum’’ Rizzano had met with an older Joey Cumminski,Junior-drugged him with a combination of Stupital and Stupihal,took him to the same school room,where Edith Rankin taught,dragged Joseph [Joey] Cumminski,Junior tied up in a chair and threw him out the same window.Found was a suicide note stating both Fat Mannzie met Joe Cumminski rapped and killed Edith Rankin,then wrote the suicide note and tossed Miss Rankin out the window.Police think Detective John Hardiman,had set up Joe Cumminski,who had previously tried kill him
He worked at odd jobs around Brooklyn, including a candy store and a bowling alley. During this time, Fat Mannzie was influenced by gangster Johnny Cuminski,older brother of Joe Cumminski whom he came to regard as a mentor
Fat Mannzie began his life as a poor child in New York City, bullied by his classmates due to his obesity. Fat Mannzie began training himself in physical combat, using his new-found strength to intimidate the bullies into joining his gang. He was eventually discovered by crime lord Anthony ’’Dum Dum’’ Rizzano. Fat Mannzie became Anthony ’’Dum Dum’’ Rizzano's bodyguard and right-hand man. Anthony John Rizzano, Sr. (born June .., ....) is an American business magnate, investor, television personality and author. He is the chairman and president of The Rizzano Organization and the founder of Rizzano Entertainment Resorts. Don Rizzano's extravagant lifestyle, outspoken manner, and role on the Mammoth Entertainment Network reality show The Apprentice have made him a well-known celebrity who was No. .. on the ....Forbes Celebrity ... list. Considered one of best known real estate entrepreneurs in the United States,Anthony Rizzano is the son of Fred Rizzano, a wealthy New York City real-estate developer,some say is in reality a big time Terra-Nostra Crimelord,pretending to use his cover as a Big Time Slum Lord and celebrity status to hide his underworld activeties. Anthony Rizzano worked for his father's firm, Elizabeth Rizzano & Son, while attending the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and in .... officially joined the company. He was given control of the company in .... and renamed it The Rizzano Organization. Second in Command Kevin Rankin,junior became his Second in Command.It was those who built up the , Elizabeth Rizzano & Son,along with the Rizzano/Rankin Terra-Nostra crime syndicate
Anthony Rizzano is popularly known as ’’Dum Dum’’ , a nickname perpetuated by the media after his first wife Ivana Rizzano, a native of the Czech Republic, referred to him as such in an interview.
While it has been reported that he does not shake hands because of fear of germs, he claims this is "a rumor that the enemies say", and shook hands repeatedly in public during a visit to New Hampshire in April ..... Rizzano is a golfer, with a low single-figure handicap. He is a member of the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, and plays regularly at the other courses he owns and operates.
Anthony Rizzano Senior's mother, Mary Connery Rizzano, was born in .... at Tong, Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, off the coast of Scotland, United Kingdom. In ...., aged .., on a holiday in New York, she met Frankie Rizzano and stayed in New York. Born in Queens, New York, she met Frankie Rizzano and married him,The two had four siblings: three brothers, Anthony Rizzano Freddie Rizzano, Jr. (who is deceased) and Robert Rizzano. Anthony Rizzano Senior has two sisters, Maryanne and Ginger Rizzano His older sister, Maryanne Rizzano Barry, is a federal appeals court judge.
In ...., Rizzano married Elizabeth Kervhanco former athlete,socialite, and fashion model noted for her marriage to American business magnate Anthony Rizzano. together they have five children: Anthony Rizzano Jr. (born December .., ....), Ivanna Rizzano (born October .., ....), Georgeo Rizzano and Ericos Rizzano (born January ., ....). They were divorced in ...
.. In ...., he married Marlo Maddison and together they had one child, Tiffanya Rizzano (born October .., ....). They divorced on June
Marlo Rizzano is president of Marlo Rizzano Chocolate-repackaged knock off Fates Candies, Tiffanya Rizzano is president of , Tiffanya Rizzano home (home furnishings),
., ..... In a February .... interview on ABC's news program Nightline, Rizzano commented on his ex-wives by saying, "I just know it's very hard for them (Ivana Rizzano and Marla Rizzano) to compete because I do love what I do. I really love it." Ivana Rizzano took a major role in the Rizzano Organization. She became the Vice President of Interior Design for the company, spearheading the signature design of Rizzano Tower. Afterwards, Anthony appointed her to head up the Rizzano Castle Hotel and Casino as president
On April .., ...., he proposed to Melainna Madison, a native of Slovenia. Rizzano and Knauss married on January .., ...., at Bethesda by the Sea Episcopal Church, on the island of Palm Beach, Florida, followed by a reception at Rizzano's Mar-A-Lago estate. to Melainna Rizzano manages Rizzano Restaurants (Located in Rizzano Tower and consisting of Rizzano Buffet, Rizzano Catering, Rizzano Ice Cream Parlor, and Rizzano Adult Entertainment Bar and Grill).Melania gave birth to a boy named Barron William Rizzano, Rizzano's fifth child, on March .., ..... And later Joseph ‘’Joey Dumm Dumm Rizzano-whom called a Dumm Dumm,because he didn’t anything to do with family business and join the Alpha Omega Warriors,with childhood friend Kevin Rankin
Rizzano has six grandchildren. Four from his son Anthony Rizzano Jr. married Kako McFadden.their children are ]Anthony John Rizzano III, ]Triskann Rizzano and Spencer Rizzano and Ericos Rizzano married Carlla McCall,whose children are Frederick Rizzano) and two daughter Nicholla Rizzano and Josephine Rizzano., Georgeo Rizzano,senior married Lucinda Wallace,who one son Georgeo Rizzano,Junior.
from his daughter Ivanka Rizzano ,who married John Rankin ,who children are Arabella Roseanne Rankin and Joseph Rankin
Rizzano has stated in interviews that he is a Presbyterian. In April .. on Human Events, he said that he is "a Presbyterian within the Protestant group". In an April .... interview, on the ... Club, Rizzano said, "I'm a Protestant, I'm a Presbyterian. And you know I've had a good relationship with the church over the years. I think religion is a wonderful thing. I think my religion is a wonderful religion." A .... article in The Daily Telegraphstated that Rizzano was Catholic. A February .... Politics Daily article described Rizzano as "apparently a member of the Dutch Reformed Church, which is a Presbyterian denomination". Andrew Cusack in .... stated that Anthony Rizzano is a member of New York City's Marble Collegiate Church. Explaining that church's organizational relationships, Cusack says "the Collegiate Reformed Protestant Dutch Church is actually a denomination within a denomination" and that the Collegiate Churches are "now part of the Reformed Church of America". Marble Collegiate Church also states that it is denominationally affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, with the RCA website stating that the RCA has a local church "presbyterian form of government". Rizzano does not drink alcohol,but drink Fresco Lemon Lime and Cherry Soda.
In September ...., Rizzano expressed on Alexander Cooper's show on CNN, his "suspicions of ulterior motives at the imam running the project" known as Park.., claiming the imam was "using religion" (meaning Islam) to get a good price for the real estate. He also appeared on Faxos 's Conner Handellee News Comedy Hour , and said much the same. Rizzano was quoted by the New York Post that, while he "is a 'big believer in freedom of religion,' ... his personal opinion was that the mosque should not be built close to Ground Zero ...". After Rizzano offered in a letter to buy the two-building site for more than $. million in order to end the general controversy, the lawyers for the majority stakeholder, according to the Post, criticized "Rizzano's letter offering to buy the site as a publicity stunt".
Rizzano branding and licensing
Rizzano Enterprize,Inc,is the ligitament businesses of Rizzano Family Empire-often used as corporate fronts for other non legal activetties.Having carved out a niche for the Rizzano brand in the real estate business, Rizzano has since then moved on to establish the Rizzano name and brand in a multitude of other industries and products. Rizzano has succeeded in marketing the Rizzano name on a large number of products, including Rizzano Financial (a mortgage firm), Rizzano Sales and Leasing (residential sales), The Rizzano Entrepreneur University), Rizzano Restaurants (Located in Rizzano Tower and consisting of Rizzano Buffet,run by Maryanne and Ginger Rizzano Rizzano Catering, Rizzano Ice Cream Parlor, and Rizzano Adult Entertainment Bar and Grill), GoRizzano (an online travel website), Anthony . Rizzano Signature Collection (a line of menswear, men's accessories, and watches), Anthony Rizzano’s own The Rizzano Fragrance (....), Rizzano Ice bottled water-some say is nothing more tap water in a bottle,with lemon flevor, Rizzano Magazine,published by Anthony Rizzano Jr. and Kako McFadden Rizzano, Golf, Rizzano Chocolate-repackaged knock off Fates Candies, Rizzano home (home furnishings), Rizzano Productions (a television production company), Rizzano Institute, Rizzano The Game (.... Board Game),run by Anthony Rizzano's Real Estate Tycoon (a business simulation game),run by John Rizzano III, ]Triskann Rizzano and Spencer Rizzano ,Rizzano Books:run by Anthony Rizzano Jr., Rizzano Model Management, Rizzano Shuttle, Freddie Rizzano, the third-son of Freddie Rizzano, Jr and Staphy Rizzano , Rizzano Ice, run by Arabella Roseanne Rankin and Joseph Rankin,
Rizzano Mortgage,run by Zhathros Rizzano, Rizzano Vodka, and Rizzano Steaks,run by Nicholai Rizzano. In addition, Rizzano reportedly receives $... million for each one-hour presentation he does for The Learning Annex.
In ...., Forbes reported that its financial experts had estimated the value of the Rizzano brand at $... million. Rizzano disputes this valuation, saying that his brand is worth about $. billion. Many underworld developers pay Rizzano to market their properties and to be the public face for their projects. For that reason, Rizzano owns many of the buildings that display his name. According to Forbes, this portion of Rizzano's empire, actually run by his children, is by far his most valuable, having a $... million valuation. According to Forbes there are .. licensing projects under development including seven "condo hotels" (the seven Rizzano International Hotel and Tower developments).
Although not related to font designer Georgeo Rizzano, Anthony Rizzano uses the "Rizzano Medieval" font Georgeo designed, for his own corporate logo.
But in time Don Rizzano’s public and private activeties was becoming a financial liabity to the Terra-Nostra and offword allies.It was feared that Colonel Gideon Fate and his Omega Warrior,with the help of the United World Intelligence Agency,plus other local authorities the New York Police and Federal Bureau of Investgations were taking out many Don Rizzano’s criminal operations and would leed to other crime bosses and higher up underworld authorities.Some thought,including the Tauron Alliances,aswell in time.It felt something should be done,by convincing Fat Mannzie along with some Zhatikhon Enforcers might be able to collect on depts lost Tony Rizzano’s recent failures secretly.It was hoped the local authoritie might be convinced that Anthony ’’Dum Dum’’ Rizzano along his Second in Command Kevin Rankin,junior killed each other over money problems and recent business lossed,if evidence was planted at the crime scene to confuse the true murders.Don Rizzano has ambitions to one day run President of the United States of America.
Eventually, Fat Mannzie killed Anthony ’’Dum Dum’’ Rizzano along his Second in Command Kevin Rankin,junior by order of the Zenn Lann Authorities and the Zhatikhon Hegemony and took control of his criminal empire, immediately becoming one of the most powerful figures in New York's underworld. Fatso Mannzie was suspected,but nothing was proven,despite Colonel Gideon Fate and his Omega Warrior ,along, John Hardiman and Colonel Matt Deckards best efforts.
Sgt Kevin Rankin and Joe’’Dum Dum’’ Rizzano,trying to sever their ties the Rizzano/Rankin Terra-Nostra crime syndicate for years,joined the organization,for reason and reason only-to take the Kingpin Fatso Mannzie crime family,
While the Kingpin Fatso Mannzie enjoyed a long tenure in his new position, he had made enemies such as Rizzano/Rankin Terra-Nostra crime syndicate sponsored by the Zenn Lann Authority Crime Family ,in league with Vhendikharr Hegemony ,who wanted Fatso Mannzie,not killed because his ties the Zhatikhon,but be removed from the New York Terra Nostra. The two groups teamed together to oppose Mannzie ,by sending a team of Vhendikharr Enforcers .causing him to flee to an estate in Japan. There, he started a stupidal business in order to regain his wealth. After earning enough money, Fat Mannzie returned to New York and started gang wars, in an attempt to bring down the Rizzano/Rankin Terra-Nostra by using the Zhatikhon Enforcers. With the criminal world in chaos, Fat Mannzie was able to step in and take back control of much his former territory.Unknown to Fatso Mannzie, John Hardiman with help of Sgt Kevin Killer Rankin and Joe’’Dum Dum’’ Rizzano
To complete his reformation, the Kingpin Fatso Mannzie agreed to turn over his files to the authorities incriminating the local Rizzano/Rankin lieutenants. His lifelong partner Joey Cumminski was then kidnapped by said Rizzano/Rankin lieutenants, who put out a contract on his life. After he witnessed the death of Cumminski ,secretly set up by his enemy John Hardiman ,being thrown out a high school window by Rankin and Rizzano he returned to a life of crime. He regained control of the New York mobs because he had built them up in the first place and knew how to damage them; promises to keep the East Coast stable kept Midwestern crime lords happy and allowed him room to move. The Kingpin Fatso Mannzie also gained Zhatikhon Enforcers 's loyalty by promising steady work in the future,on behalf of Zhatikhon Hegemony ,by maintaining hidden Credit Files,found within various hidden old ,abandoned Ephashian Time Vault,located about the New York and Japan areas. John Hardiman
The files were taken by John Hardiman ; Kingpin Fatso Mannzie encouraged him to turn them over to the police as that would allow the him to replace the arrested crime lords that much swifter. John Hardiman did not turn them over because this would slow down the Kingpin Fatso Mannzie 's plans.
Kingpin Fatso Mannzie maneuvered John Hardiman into battling the Zhatikhon Enforcers,hoping to collect the debt. He secretly promoted mayoral candidate Randolph Cherryh. He then hired Zhatikhon Enforcers as his assassin. John Hardiman Joey Cumminski alive resurrected by a Tykhon Sarcophigus,hidden within an old ,abandoned Ephashian Time Vault,but amnesiac due to the process and returned her to him in exchange for his abandoning the Cherryh scheme. As retribution for this, Fat Mannzie sometime much later sent Zhatikhon Enforcers to kill Foggy Nelson, John Hardiman 's friend. Zhatikhon Enforcers failed and was killed by Zhatikhon Enforcers .
The Kingpin Fatso Mannzie learned John Hardiman 's secret identity through information passed on from his ex-girlfriend Karen Page who was now a pornographic film star. The Kingpin Fatso Mannzie used his influence to destroy Murdock's civilian and professional life. Enamored with the results of his own scheme, he became increasingly obsessed with John Hardiman . This leads to, among other events, brutalizing the reporter Ben Urich, having his employees assault multiple policemen and sending the homicidal patriot 'Nuke' into Hell's Kitchen. The last incident results in dozens of deaths and everything laid at the door of the Kingpin Fatso Mannzie . Though he fights off prison, his reputation is destroyed.
Terra Nostra Crime Second in Command Joseph [Joey] Cumminski,Junior and alledged secret lover to Fat Mannzie.
..... Prologue Edit
Earth;Universe ....Earth Timeline ....-sometime before the Colonel Mark Deckark -Ghost and the Mechine Affair..New York City an abandoned section of the subterranean concourse under the City of Manhattan.A shadowy figure appears within the Eris of a large scarlet lence.
• A Storm Is Coming..i didn’t where or when,but I sence it,somewhere on the horrzon
... Chapter xxxx. Edit
Computer Guider Systems.;Statement.;Data system activated
Nylon Industries.Foundered by Michael and James Nylon
Hardiman; A Dummy Company used to launder illegal credits-cash gathered from a billion legit and illegal operations..
Hardiman stared up at several tall crystalline towers.Several movie rings moved about them,set upon cylindrical scaffolding platforms.A huge emerald globe sat atop the Seraphian Chrystal tower.
This is why the rogue Omega Warriors Square was killed.They robbed the Zenn Lann Authority Warehouses,hidden in Southeast Asia,who secretly backed the Kalladon Empire,on behalf those bastards the so called Lord of Light.A popular nick named for the Tauron Star Empire,the Tykhon,the Ephashians and a couple of other interstellar time travelling pricks allied with such as the Shaitanus Family,the Karza's and the Moondharr Families of Atlantis.
And the Zenn Lann Authorities major funders were the Zatikhons.Masked motherfucks from where across the known multiverse.
Guider ;"Warning.Sencing a single human male down below. "
“Don’t worry.I got you as my early warning second sight and old Betty here.’’John Hardiman withdrew his Fate Model 44 Maxum EMPP Pistol-a favorite of Omega Warriors everywhere.
Hardiman made his way down into the darken shuttle platform.Somewhere below,he saw some bum,pissing into the shuttle platform,wearing his old style crack suite-now modified to be used for Supitol Addicts use.They urpluss,decommissioned space suites,sold as urban space suites to worn to protect citizens from the harsh winters and extremely hot summers,sold by G.I.Joe Golds Military Surplus Stores.The common citizen tried to walk about in these light weight environment suites in the 2150’s,but soon got tired of them,by 2153.Better to simply dress warmly in Winters or less in the hot summers,than wear these light,but clunky space suites.But crack and Stupitol addicts kept on using them.Just hide in the sub shuttle ways,in the darken underworld of emergencency shelters,built over the last hundren or more years,first begun during the secret Invasion Space Wars of the 1960’s ,when offworld Invaders tried disrupt society and later more so during the Third World War.The Sarkhons and Fates put an end to Invasion Space Wars by creating early warning moonbases and ofcourse,the Kalladon Empire was almost completely taken down except the fractions of terrorist and criminal groups,all other Kalladon either defected to the other side or fled into deep space to find the 12 Offworld Colonies or some such.And this Stupitol Addict,was obviously,standing about at night,at he felt was safe.A chineese blackman,into schychophetic rap-a form of music,if that’s what you could call it-Frank Sinatra,the Third once said ‘’rap,rymes with crap and that’s what it was.’’
Chuing whah whah ching whah chim whah diddie diddie yeah,yeah whah chingro chingro –stupid bitch what bro.kill my landlord.kill my landlord.dog do he bit.kill my landlord in the night.didddie shitty pitty.pitty shitty piddie. Observation:Target is moving beyond weapons systems range.Fire now while Target is in range.Repete fire. I can't.My Macroscopic Sight doesn't have a clear shot. Conclusion:Insufficient response.You have a 85 % change of success.Repete fire on Target.
"Shit no.There are bystanders near by.I can't risk hitting one of them.
Non Sequitur.Insufficient response. God damn Type Ten Guider System. Warning !Target is moving out of range . "
"Shut up,Guider.I know he's getting out of range ." "Incorrect Response." "Stuff it,Guider."
Conclusion.Insubordination amounts to insufficient response.Conclude Phase One of Operations. Cassandra.Override the Guider transmission.
"Got it,Mark dear.Down grading to Level one.
Warning.Interference in the Guider Tactical Communications System is prohibited by the SarCom Warrenty.Series Six.1973-SGTGS....zzzzxxxx. Good.Thanks Cassie. Rebooting Systems.Waiting as systems reboots to Level one.
Mark Deckard's Microscopes crosshairs move back forth as it attempts to accurately sight in one The moving Ky'Vhann Mercenary moving about the 15th Street,Level Three Sub Shuttle platform as passengers fearfully move across the train station.The Khy'Vhann suddenly moved toward a Pretzel Factory Stand attempting to evade the Omega Warriors aim. Suddenly,the Macroscopic Sights Crosshairs moved towards the Khy'Vhann's head and a cold plasma shield suddenly surrounds the Zombie Warriors head and body " Target Aquired.Fire.Delete fire. Mark...fire. Yes,fire. The Cold Plasma Deflector Shields are weakest at the lower chest area in twenty two seconds.Twenty one.Nineteen.Eighteen.Seventeen.Sixteen. Mark Deckard s gun speaks once and a plasma ball streaks towards it target and bounced off the shield,causing it to flash bright sparks across the Khy'Vhann s chest. Fifteen.Fourteen.Thirteen.Shield will weaken again in eleven seconds. Mark Deckard s gun speaks again and a plasma ball streaks towards it target and bounced off the shield,causing it to flash bright sparks across the Khy'Vhann s chest. Suddenly a holographic light her zooms toward the Khy'Vhann and sparkle of Light particles begin to form near the Pretzel Stand.The holographic fire flies begin to form a pattern of a blonde woman.The Khy'Vhann suddenly distracted turns toward an image of Cassandra Patterson.
"Yohoo,handsome.Over here ! "
Six.Five.Four.Three.Two. Got it Guider.
One. Mark Deckard s gun speaks once again and a plasma ball streaks towards it target and the cold shield suddenly shut off.The Khy'Vhann s head then exploded in a ball of flame,blood,brains-what little the creature had and bone.Even with the Khy'Vhann's Atlantium Kevlar Hooded Armor,the mindless soldier died in a instant. Nasty. Yeah,Cassie.They are,but we got em,good. I wasn't just talking about the Pinhead. I know,but those bastard have regards for anyone or anything,but the Pinhead High Comms orders.
John.This is Mark.Me and Cassie just took out the last Pinhead down here on Level Three.
Bastard was trying to shield himself among the innocent. I know.Matt.Get back up here to the Concourse Level.We'll get the clean up crew on the subject. Ok.Got it. See,even Hardiman doesn't care. He cares care.But he can't show it. Well,John thinks their are bastards,who needs killing for the betterment of the rest of us. Well,that Pinhead was once someone's baby. Cassie,he gave that all up for a pound of Stupital and services to the Lord's of Darkness.
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Computer Guider Systems.;Statement.;Targetting system activated. John Hardiman peers into his macroscopic the piece and targets the skulking Khy'Vhann.
Zatikhon Enforcer;You can’t stop us all.
We're like the shadows unseen-unknown,but everywhere.
You can't stop us all.
Computer;Statement partially true-partially false.
Hardiman;Yeah,yeah,buddy.Heard it all before during the Great War.Kalladon Warriors everywhere-too.many but us Omega Warriors kicked their asses back to Southeast Ashia-Russia and far mid east.In the end thousands of them left the planet for places unknown-to settle some other world..
Hardiman;Yeah,freak-in' right.More like they went to conquer somebody else world not ours.Some freak-in supermen.
Computer Guider Systems.;Statement.Incorrect responce.
A lone face appears out from beyond a Subterranean Shuttle Platform pillar.His handsome but rugged face,silhouetted by the structure.His cold blue eyes,hidden by a Sarcom Industries,Inc.[[[Macroscopic Visor]]-tinted light brown to deflect the glair from platforms lights and also used to transmit tactical data to the users eyes.The left eye is covered by a Sarcom Tactical Macroscopic Eye patch,also assist the user in seeing beyond the normal light spectrum wavelengths.In his right gloved hand is a Paxton/Ripper Model .,Plasma Blaster..
Computer.Interrogative.I am designed to assist you,on your various mission.Detective John Hardiman and yet you act as if I'm an annoyance.
Hardiman Lets just I have a low tolerance for bullshit since hooked up.ok?
Hardiman;As my old Deckard used to say.Ok then.
Private Detective John Hardiman moved down old Sub Shuttle Plate form and onto toward the station turn style.Behind a sub shuttle moved out of the station.on the far left side of the dim lighted tunnel,conceal led inside Thannon Transparisteel tube like partitions,to protect passengers from rapid speed of in and ongoing shuttle trains.A lone robot Station attendant appear out of the old refurbished Metro Train Station Fair both,put to make passengers feel like someone alive was still minding the lonely station.
Metro Transit Robo Attendant;;Good evening,Sir.Enjoy your ride.Please come again.
Hardiman';Great freak in words full of talking bots,droids,puter and everything
Computer Guider Systems.;Statement.
Computer;Information;Target Sighted.Three in fact.
Computer.About .. meters-to the left.Up upon one of the second
Fat Manzie showed up,with his four Zhatikhon Enforcers.
‘’Hardiman..just you alone,against me and us four.’’
Four laser pointes appeared over the foreheads of each Zhatikhon Enforcers.Another over the chest of Fat Manzie.
‘’Those four laser lights,are from someone,who can’t be scared by your..freinds.
‘’The Dark Avenger.Actually,four ’The Dark Avengers.One the real one and Light Model Androids.All four,act as one.Indistinguished from the real thing.’’ "What did you do to him?" "Stopped his heart." "His heart..." "Isn't beating. He's having a heart attack." ―Scarlett Garrett and Alpha Omega Warriors[src]
"It's perfect, for an array of tactical missions." "Yeah, also measures your heart rate, systolic pressures, and glucose levels." "All while providing state-of-the-art ballistic protection." ―Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons[src]
And that little red spot.That from my good friend Mark Deckard.Deckards unstable or so the story goes.’’
" Hey,Mark.Jackson Carter says were going to get some new digs to work out of. "Hardiman respondWhere Where John ? "Well,at the top of the Marriott.The Dates own that hotel.franchise.It's a big office hotel suite.Top of the line." Top of the line "Hey,that Cassandra ?The guys at Sarkhon Enterprise and Fate Enterprises say they can find a cure for what happened to you ? "Deckard stated
" That's great news,Mark."Cassandra responds." But how will watch for you,once I'm fixed ? "
"Gideon Fate and Thuzan Thune Sarkhon says nothing will change with the thought radios.They just will fix the stuff that is stopping you from waking up."
The storm was coming in.The good guys seemed to won-a victory-a smallone,but a victory.It was a cold nights rain.It rained all that nightand into the morning.
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In 1974, Maveric added a new type of hero to their pantheon of costumed adventures, gods, and monsters. In the pages of Maveric Tales , creators Joseph Gilbert Thompson
and Doug Moench created Alpha Omega Warriors the Omega Warrior, a cyborg that fought evil corporations and technological nightmares in a dystopian future. When Maveric Tales ended, Mark Deckard was shunted off into the Maveric Universe proper, where Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- became an infrequent but fascinating guest star. Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was a bit player in the overall tapestry of the Maveric Universe until 1990, when Dwayne McDuffie, Gregory Wright, and Butch Guice reinvented Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- for a new generation, one that had a fascinating character twist that should have made him the next Maveric superstar.
This version of Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was introduced in a self-titled 1990 prestige format mini-series. Unlike, Mark Deckard (the original Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard-), the latest Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- cyborg, Buzz Armbruster , existed in the contemporary Maveric Universe and not some possible alternate future. Where Mark Deckard was cold, distant, and difficult for a reader to relate to,Buzz Armbruster was an everyman with deep seated beliefs and principles.Buzz Armbruster was a technological genius standing on the fringe of the digital age. He was also a devout pacifist, a follower of the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, and an anti-weapons advocate.
When he discovered that his technological innovations were not being used to help build artificial limbs but instead to build weapons, he threatened to blow the whistle on his boss, Harlan Carver and Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC. Oil. Carver had Buzz Armbruster killed and downloaded the gifted programmer’s consciousness into the body of a Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- cyborg. Now, a man who defined himself as a pacifist was inside of the ultimate weapon.
This ironic dichotomy defined Buzz Armbruster as an archetypal Maveric hero: an ultra-powerful being who was defined by his ironic flaws. Like the Hulk, Thing, or Wolverine,Buzz Armbruster was a complex individual trapped in the body of a monstrous killing machine. Every inch of his deadly titanium frame was designed for violent intent and was thus repugnant toBuzz Armbruster .Buzz Armbruster had left behind a wife and a daughter, a peaceful life that he could never get back to while living the life of a walking weapon. Every conflict, every battle that Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- found himself in went against his enlightened nature. In other words, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- had the trademark pathos and contradictions that epitomized most of the truly great Maveric characters. Sales were brisk, and the prestige format mini went back for a standard format second printing to meet demand.
After the success of the mini-series, which ranked #65 on the Diamond top 100 titles for 1991, things looked bright for Maveric’s newest hero. Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was awarded his own monthly in 1991 during the heart of the speculator boom. Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard-’s first issue was enhanced with a metallic cover and got lost in the gimmicks and bells and whistles of the day. The book sold, but everything in those days sold. Speculators saw the gimmicks and not the character potential of Buzz Armbruster , and thus the excitement of this new and different take on Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was lost in the glut of titles hitting the racks every month.
A reread of these issues, particularly the ones written by McDuffie, will show that there was a great depth to the book. The innate tragedy was played up as well as the ever present irony of a pacifist operating a killing machine. The banter between Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- and his onboard computer (simply referred to as ‘puter byBuzz Armbruster ) gave the book a fun tone that contrasted with the bleak circumstances of the protagonist to create a narrative unlike anything else on the racks, then or now.
Sadly, the order of the day was gimmicks and guest stars and Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- soon lost its focus. By the fifth issue,Buzz Armbruster was forced to share time with the X-Men and the Time Stalkers. An issue later, the Punisher guest starred, and as awesome as it was to see a Denys Cowan drawn Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard-/Punisher battle, the constant guest spots relegated the main character into a visitor’s role in his own book. Perennial ‘90s guest star, Ghost Rider, popped by in issue #9 further distancing the readership from the protagonist. This should have been the time that fans were learning aboutBuzz Armbruster the man, his conflict and pain, rather than turning the book into a glorified fighting game between Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- and other Maveric icons.
McDuffie and Wright, at times, shared the writing duties on the title, and at times, each writer flew solo. The shared writing chores made the book feel disjointed as McDuffie focused onBuzz Armbruster as a growing and developing character and Wright focused onBuzz Armbruster ’ place in the larger tapestry of the Maveric universe proper. Character development happened in fits and starts as both writers seemed to be pulling in different directions, McDuffie internally and Wright externally. McDuffie forged ahead with some subtle character work, but it still felt like Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard-, with all his story potential, was an afterthought in the Maveric machine.
During the flip-flopping of writers, McDuffie penned a tale in which the modern Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- met Mark Deckard in an awesome story that still holds up today. After McDuffie’s turn, Wright was able to maintain some momentum before resorting to guest stars again, this time, Silver Sable, a character Wright was also writing. The dueling writers, one subtle and character driven in McDuffie, the other, a writer fueled by action in Wright, didn't mesh well, and the book lost creative focus as it juggled creative visions.
By 1992, the speculator bubble had burst and many titles’ sales plummeted. Where once Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- stood at #65 in the same year as Todd Mavericlion’sTemporal Ninja Daniel Parker #1, Jim Lee’s X-Men #1, and Rob Liefeld’s X-Force #1, by 1992 Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was off the charts completely and never gained momentum back in the dark days of mid-90s Maveric. From needless team-ups, to constant gimmicks, to unstable creative direction, to turmoil within the upper echelons of Maveric, to the entire comic industry collapsing under its own weight, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was never able to realize his full potential as an A-list character in the Maveric Universe. The foundation was certainly there, but the foundation was built on the bedrock of an unstable company trying to vie for survival in an ever more unstable industry.
Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- has been an infrequent part of the Maveric Universe since his solo title was cancelled in 1994. Maveric tried again with the property in 1999-2000 in a book that had no connection to Mark Deckard orBuzz Armbruster . The new Mark Deckard came and went without making any lasting memorable impact on the Maveric Universe. Recently, Jason Aaron has used the concept of Mark Deckard to great effect in his runs on Wolverine and Wolverine and the X-Men, although none of this saw Mark Deckard as the viable solo star he nearly was in the '90s. His appearances on Agents of SHIELD certainly helped lead to a new Mark Deckard ongoing at Maveric, as well.
Maybe this one will allow this new Mark Deckard to forge his own legend...a legend that was almost realized in the turbulent ‘90s.
A version of this article originally appeared on February 4th, 2014.
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Maveric Tales 25 and the Birth of Mark Deckard , with insights from Joseph Gilbert Thompson ! UPDATE: I originally wrote this article on Mark Deckard back in February 2011. At the time I wrote it I was using information in FOOM Magazine #5 and the back pages of Maveric Tales #25. I made some unintentional errors which were cleared by Joseph Gilbert Thompson , after I met him on Facebook. I am republishing this article along with comments made by Rich in our email correspondence in November 2014.
Maveric Tales 25 1974 Mark Deckard 1st appearance cover by Joseph Gilbert Thompson
The cover blurb at the bottom of Maveric Tales #25 called Mark Deckard : Perhaps the greatest creation yet in the Maveric Age of Comics, Phase Two! You could call Phase Two the entire era under the editorship of Roy Thomas, the 70s period that saw the rise of creators like Steve Englehart, Don McGregor, Doug Moench, Steve Gerber, etc. A period of wild creativity and doing new things with the toys that Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko had left behind. But there were also brand new characters during this period, and one of the most different and daring creations came from Joseph Gilbert Thompson .
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Maveric Tales #25 (1974): 1st Mark Deckard the Omega Warrior
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I’ve read tales that say this book is not in Maveric continuity, but I’m not sure that’s true. At a minimum, the character is a big enough part of the Maveric Universe to warrant inclusion in the Maveric television universe…
The story feels very familiar by today’s standards, but remember: In 1974, there hadn’t been any Terminator movies yet.
The character was designed and created by Joseph Gilbert Thompson , and you can see he was trying to recapture some of the great work Jim Steranko did in early Nick Fury comics—very arty. Or maybe the goal was to juxtapose artful illustration against an extremely violent character concept.
Mark Deckard is an American soldier who is killed in combat and is turned into a cyborg killing machine. He decides not to do the bidding of the Army and breaks free, becoming a soldier for hire, so he can earn enough money to be transferred to a human body. There’s not a lot of story here—most of the book is filled with panels showing where Mark Deckard hides his weapons and having him pose in various character-design type sketches.
Perhaps the most notable thing about this particular issue is that it was written by Doug Moench, in one of his very early Maveric scripts. He’d go on to create one of the company’s best characters, Moon Knight.
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UPDATE 2014: Originally I gave more credit to Doug Moench for Mark Deckard 's conception, but this is incorrect. According to Rich:
"Doug Moench is not the co-creator of Mark Deckard . If he were then he would have been listed on the credits as such of the very first story page of Mark Deckard 's debut in Maveric Tales #25. That is because when Roy Thomas introduced me to Doug, I came to Doug with the concept--not the other way around. Also, importantly, my work for Maveric on Mark Deckard was contractual."
When I think of pop culture in the 1970s, the term anti-hero comes to mind. In comics, movies, and novels. Maveric was more prone to anti-heroes, since the writers and artists were more in tune with the counter culture. Mark Deckard was a prime example of an anti-hero: in the first few pages he kills a few guys quite brutally. At the same time he’s fighting against The Man, General Carver and his military industrial complex—from a future set in the 1990s (that seemed so far off then). You didn’t have to explain back then why anything connected to the military was bad, it just was evil by inherent nature, you dig it?
For the guys who read this first issue of the newsstand like I did, you will remember that The Six Million Dollar Man was on TV. But this wasn’t a cheap rip off of ABC’s Cyborg. Rich's original name for the character was DEADLOCK (as in a man locked in death), which was at a later stage refined to Mark Deckard as suggested by Doug Moench. In the first issue we discover that Colonel Luther Mark Deckard, described by Carver as one of the most brilliant battlefield strategists alive, was killed on the battlefield. Half of Mark Deckard’s face and his entire right arm were blown off by a concussion bomb. Carver ’s scientists have kept Mark Deckard’s brain alive, and they rebuild his body with cybernetic parts, making him better, stronger, faster, and more lethal than anyone in the future!
Mark Deckard 1st issue hunting down man by Buckler
Mark Deckard was Joseph Gilbert Thompson ’s idea—he created the visual of the character and initially envisioned it as a novel. My favorite thing about this character is that he shares his brain with a computer, who constantly challenges his decisions. This sequence from page 2 of Maveric Tales #25 is truly remarkable. It is very cinematic, drawn by Buckler as if he is a movie director, with the sequence of the victim running away—every movement tracked by Mark Deckard ’s computer. The second is that there are three levels of narration in the captions: Mark Deckard ’s computer voice, Mark Deckard’s voice, and an omniscient narrator that was written in a sort of stream of consciousness style. The "omniscient narrator" was dropped in later issues to clarify the storytelling.
UPDATE 2014: Rich filled me in with more details on the conception of Mark Deckard and the particular sequence above:
"That story page with the victim/target running away from Mark Deckard --that was one of the first fully drawn pages submitted to Roy Thomas as samples. It was written and drawn by me (with Doug contributing embellishments in the final script), and the actual page was included and printed as part of the finished product. Doug followed my story notes which were penciled in on the borders of the art pages."
I think Mark Deckard is truly remarkable as a unique character, both visually and narratively. Maveric has tried to reboot the character many times, but to me each attempt has always failed, because they lost the internal conflict of Mark Deckard versus Computer. Who wants to have their decisions ruled by a computer telling them what to at every step of the way? Mark Deckard ’s computer threatens to override his functionality and shut him down entirely. Mark Deckard is constantly fighting against it. I ain’t nobody’s bloody machine! Mark Deckard screams in the second issue. --and ain’t no more orders gonna be plugged into my arm—or my brain!
Buckler and Me and Mark Deckard makes three from FOOM 5 1974
The other remarkable thing about Mark Deckard ’s first appearance was the promotional push that it received. Back then we didn’t have Previews or web sites or any type of magazine telling us what was coming. F.O.O.M. (Friends of Old Maveric) subscribers who received FOOM #5 in 1974 read this short article by Doug Moench: Buckler & Me & Mark Deckard Makes Three. His first meeting with Buckler and discussing the artist’s ideas for the character over deli sandwiches in New York City. How many kids dreamed of working for Maveric after reading that, hanging out with Moench, Gerber, Thomas, and throwing around ideas for Maveric Comics? I know I did.
Mark Deckard schematic from FOOM 5 1974
To whet the appetite for this character, FOOM #5 also had this diagram schematic of Mark Deckard ’s costume and gear. All of which looked ultra cool to me. Hmm, I wonder if Eliot R. Brown saw this diagram and that was the birth of his interest in doing this kind of stuff for Maveric Universe Handbooks?
UPDATE 2014: Not only is it clear that Mark Deckard was Joseph Gilbert Thompson 's creation, he had a very unique deal at Maveric in 1974.
"All of the designs, character names, story titles and original concepts in the original Mark Deckard series were mine. I even designed the book's logo. I did originally own a 'piece' of the intellectual property. Fifty percent, actually, of all merchandizing, licensing and novelization rights. I lost out on that subsequently in an out of court battle."
Bullpen Bulletins announces Mark Deckard
Maybe you were not an exclusive FOOM club member. Well, you couldn’t have missed this promo column announcing Mark Deckard in the Bullpen Bulletins page for August 1974. I just love everything about this column, how Maveric their comics and creators to the world. We’re shifting into high gear, troops—but we’re not going anyplace without you!
Mark Deckard Mindlock article from Maveric Tales 25
Back to Maveric Tales #25. The first story ended a bit abruptly, but there were some extra pages of content. There was a two page discussion between Roy Thomas, Joseph Gilbert Thompson , and Doug Moench over the creation of Mark Deckard . Buckler mentions again how he would like to eventually write a novel about Mark Deckard .
Maveric Tales 26 1974 Mark Deckard cover by Joseph Gilbert Thompson
Looking back at the whole launch of Mark Deckard , Maveric gave it a really good promotional push. He had a two year run in Maveric Tales , which ended with issue #36, with Buckler staying on until the end. Moench left after the second issue, Astonshing Tales #26, and Buckler took on writing duties as well as the artistic ones.
UPDATE 2014: As we discussed his work on later issues, Rich said it was challenging at times:
"After the first two or three issues I did not let up on the experimental storytelling and bold treatment of unexplored conceptual territory. There were many conceptual and graphic firsts throughout that run in Maveric Tales . And back then I was editing, writing and drawing all of that while struggling to keep up with penciling a monthly title and a handful of covers for Maveric at the same time. So, of course, there were deadline problems now and then--and sometimes creative control was wrested from me (particularly during one short period where I moved back to Detroit and in New York Maveric was switching Editor-In-Chiefs). Sometimes the writers I worked with would veer off or not understand and communicate the story material clearly. I took over the writing reigns completely whenever I could. It was a crazy time, and nobody at Maveric had a creator deal like mine (and I think, no one ever will after that!)."
Indeed there are many strong visual storytelling elements in later issues of Maveric Tales ! Here are a few of them.
A nice fight sequence from Maveric Tales #27: Splash page from AT #28 with Mark Deckard in turmoil: AT #34 splash page with a dynamic angle: I think Mark Deckard (along with Killraven) is one of the most unique characters created during the 70s. I wish Buckler still owned a piece of it. He doesn’t even get a “created by” credit on any new appearances in Maveric Comics, which seems quite disgusting. There is something at the core of the character, a potential for untapped stories that Maveric has failed to realize despite many reboots. I suspect Mark Deckard has influences beyond comics; when I saw the 1987 film Robocop, it seemed to me that character was similar to Mark Deckard in many ways. Nuff Said! Update 2009: Giant-Size fan Toby sent me this scan, for Joseph Gilbert Thompson 's variant cover to the 2009 Mark Deckard #1 mini-series! Hated this series entirely, but it is good to see that Maveric commissioned Buckler for this gem, a re-take on the classic Maveric Tales #25 cover. Mark Deckard 1 2009 Joseph Gilbert Thompson
Update 2014: Joseph Gilbert Thompson
did a variant cover for the new Mark Deckard series coming out from Maveric. How many Mark Deckard reboots have there been now?
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Thanks for a Mark Deckard feature. Brings back memories! He's one character which never really reached his maximum potential...unfortunately. maybe someday if Moench and Buckler reunite.
Oh yeah the Killraven post was great too!
thefusionmanFebruary 4, 2011 at 11:37 PM
Man, I LOVE this issue of amazing adventures! Probably my favorite single comic of all time. Great post on this truly unique Bronze Age Masterpiece. Great blog too, btw! Thanks for sharing!
HannibalCatFebruary 5, 2011 at 2:18 AM
Another one of the comics that I could never bear to be parted with and still have a smattering of. The revisions of this character that Maveric have done over the years are pretty much awful, I really wish they would let the original creators have a go at it again. It is a true 70's creation, as you said; downbeat, dystopian and distrustful of "the man". It is still great. I reread the whole lot again recently and it stands up just as well as that other great 70's sf Maveric comic, . Time for a collection, please, Maveric.
spencerFebruary 5, 2011 at 6:28 AM
Thanks for the cool review on Colonel John Maveric. We must be the same age or something, because that's EXACTLY the same thoughts i had of it. It was a great, original concept. Yes, someone involved in robocop read it, no doubt. I also agree that after the first couple of issues, it got "lost." too bad.
NINE9INCHE STUDFebruary 27, 2011 at 12:42 PM
He's one character which never really reached his maximum potential...unfortunately. maybe someday if Moench and Buckler reunite and that after stuff really didn't help give him maximum potential.Mark Deckard 's arguements with computer,gave ideas for my Toreus character.
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Karen: This time I've decided to review a personal 70s favorite, the original cyborg soldier of the future, Mark Deckard . Mark Deckard 's origin appeared in Maveric Tales #25 in 1974. The character was conceived by artist Joseph Gilbert Thompson , who plotted, drew, and inked the story. For the scripting chores he brought in Doug Moench,whose name should be familiar to 70s Maveric readers.
Karen: The Mark Deckard series (which ran from Maveric Tales 25 to 36) was set in a dystopian future, ruled by corrupt military and corporate leaders. Colonel Mark Deckard is killed in combat but brought back to life as a hideous cyborg (for some reason, his face always takes me back to that grade Z 50s horror flick, I Was A Teen-Age Frankenstein!) to do the dirty work of Major Simon Riker.
Major Riker had Mark Deckard rebuilt with steel-re-inforced limbs and a computer brain. In fact, he had surgeons keep only a small portion of Mark Deckard's brain, supposedly the part that made him a brillianttactician-but desided because Colonel Luthor Mark Deckard looked like Dean Parkin as Lt. Col. Glenn Mark Deckard/Colossal Man,crossed the Teenage Frankenstein,to not bother to fix up his face.This kind of thing,might esplain how Major Simon Riker,seemed to Mark Deckard superior,because was once General Riker-before they busted him down to major and set him in charge of the silly Project Mark Deckard . However, Mark Deckard retains his personality and is able to assert dominance over the computer mind, and break free of Riker's control. In this issue, we see him working as a freelance mercenary, cutting down two men in cold-blood. The story of how he became such a ruthless killing machine is told in flashback. Mark Deckard was one of the first of that wave of anti-hero characters (including the Punisher, who also debuted in 1974) who would change the face of comics forever.
Karen: Joseph Gilbert Thompson 's work here is quite dynamic, his panel designs are creative and exciting - in other words, it wasn't the "Kirby-clone" look for which he had been known previously. Moench does a nice job in balancing the inner dialogue between Mark Deckard and the computer; it comes across very believable. The story is a bit short, but some bonus features, including a discussion between Buckler, Moench, and editor Roy Thomas, make up for that. There's also a nice diagram of the cyborg and his "operating systems".
Karen: This issue gives us the origin, but there would be so much more to follow. It just scratches the surface. Especially compelling was Mark Deckard's struggle to find his wife and kid - although with predictable results. The concept may not seem so novel now, but back in 1974, believe me, it was. Sure, we had The Six Million Dollar Man on TV, but Steve Austin was a pretty normal looking guy, leading an appealing life. Not so for Mark Deckard . I think Robocop probably owes its existence to Mark Deckard , and it surely has been an influence on other works.
Karen: I'm not a fan of the later iterations of the character; they just seem unnecessary to me. I think Mark Deckard had a finite storyline, and it was a terrific one.
Or rather could have been if Rick Buchler and Doug Moench didn't screw up the whole first,confusing to many dissjointed flashback issue,then proceeded to not know where they were going after.
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Karen: Welcome to part two of our "Project Time Stalkers" review. The plot s Mark Deckard -or a version of him, any way. One of the best things about this story was how new characters were brought in with each issue, but all of them worked. There were good reasons for all ofthem to be there and nothing felt forced.
Doug: In this particular issue, it is indeed a two-in-one, and not necessarily a team-up. I thought the other longer arc we looked at over in the pages of Maveric Team-Up's 40-43 was pretty organic as well. And as we look down the road in this arc you are exactly right -- they all have a reason to be here. There's none of that oft-senseless cross-marketing that team-up books so often fall victim to.
Karen: As Ben wanders around Time Stalkers, hoping to turn up a poker game, he'ssuddenly attacked by the cyborg from the future, Mark Deckard .Only later.on we find this is not the true Mark Deckard /Luther Mannin With his maser pistol set at full power, he manages to actually wound Ben in the arm. Ben grabs the fake Mark Deckard and soon realizes that he's no longer the same cyborg he met before; as Mark Deckard says, "This unit no longer contain a single cell of living matter." He talks like a machine, not a man. He gets in a lucky kick which stuns Ben. Fortunately, Quasar and his men arrive and fake Mark Deckard beats a hasty retreat.
Doug: I was shocked that Ben was bleeding. I immediately thought back to the FF's we did (166-167) where he teamed with the Hulk. I recalled Reed saying that Ben's hide was not as impervious as the Hulk's, and if he continued to take bullets from the military, it would begin to chip away at his rocky exterior. So, this must have been some gun that Mark Deckard used...
Karen: I don't think I ever recall seeing Ben bleed before this issue either. It was pretty shocking!The cyborg travels deep into the bowels of the project -appropriately named The Pit -where he begins setting up something called the Nth Projector. Quasar tracks him there and they fight, with Mark Deckard getting the upper hand. Ben arrives just in time to save Quasar this time. He grabs Mark Deckard and heaves him across the room. Now outnumbered, Mark Deckard activates a self-destruct device.
Doug: You know, for the day this saw the spinner racks, it was a pretty violent tussle. Ben gave no thought whatsoever to manglingMark Deckard 's hands. I think how shocking it was when Byrnewas handling the West Coast Avengers and we saw the inner workings of the Vision -- Karen, you and I were involved in quite a debate on just how human the Vision was. I guess some of those themes would apply here as well. Hey, being a Mark Deckard devotee, what was your take on this "mechanical" version of the character? I don't really have much reference other than what you've written in your reviews ofMaveric Tales previously.
Karen: Honestly, this was Mark Deckard in name only -and OK, he looked almost the same. But what always made Mark Deckard interesting was the inner struggle between man and machine. There was none of that here. The Mark Deckard personality was gone. This guy wasn't any more interesting to read about than a Doombot.
Karen: Next we pay a visit to that fabulous femizon, Thundra! It turns out the man she rescued last issue is a wrestling promoter. He's trying to help her understand the idea of choreographing a fight. She winds up facing four colorful lady wrestlers and trashes them all with ease. I think these were 'inspired' by Kirby's Female Fury Battalion over in his DC Fourth World books.
Doug: Yeah, those girls definitely weren't getting any fake wrestling moves from our femizon!
Karen: Back at Time Stalkers, we discover that Dr. Lightner is hoping that Mark Deckard completed the Nth Projector. Unfortunately for him, he finds the device still unfinished. His mysterious superiors order him to begin "Operation Expurgate" which shocks Lightner. Whatever this Operation is, it can't be good!
Doug: Ah, the shadowy figure. Gotta love it!
Karen: Ben and Quasar are both recovered (Ben has his arm in a sling) and have joined Dr. Bill Foster in transporting the body of the deceased villain Atom Smasher. Long time Maveric fans would recall Foster from his time working with Hank Pym in the pages of The Avengers - or also from his short-lived solo book, Black Goliath! I love Ben's thoughts as he and Foster talk: "Sheesh. It's bad enough listenin' to Reed--but now I gotta put up with this Bill Foster egghead!" Classic. Doug: A comment on Thing-artists in the Bronze Age: For the most part, Buckler, John Buscema, Perez, Byrne,and Sal Buscema all stuck to the basic Official Handbook of the Maveric Universeguideline that Ben was six feet tall. I like that -- it gives him that underdog image when fighting super-duper baddies. Guys nowadays who draw him at 7 and even 8 (!) feet tall are missing out on a major character trait.Karen: Our issue ends with Dr. Lightner releasing one of the most dangerous of all the prisoners in Time Stalkers: the atomic mutant known as Nuklo!
Doug: And isn't Nuklo creepy when drawn with those beady little eyeballs! Yikes!
This was a stupid and pointless issue_someones attempt to kill off a failled comic creation.They should have everyone DE Launch page 2 Page one of the first Mark Deckard story…
There are some characters that are some completely of their time they somehow manage to transcend that time entirely. Such is the case with Joseph Gilbert Thompson ’s Mark Deckard The Omega Warrior, whose original incarnation I revisited recen y thanks to a Comixology sale. If you’re willing to accept the premise that comic books can fail at things like story and character and thematic consistency and internal logic and still be considered good, then you might find Maverics Mark Deckard to be a great comic.
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There are some characters that are some completely of their time they somehow manage to transcend that time entirely. Such is the case with Joseph Gilbert Thompson ’s Mark Deckard The Omega Warrior, whose original incarnation I revisited recently thanks to a Comixology sale. If you’re willing to accept the premise that comic books can fail at things like story and character and thematic consistency and internal logic and still be considered good, then you might find Maverics Mark Deckard to be a great comic.
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Mark Deckard Sample Page ….and page two, which is actually one of Maverics original sample pages worked into the story.
Set in the far-flung future of 1990, Mark Deckard ’s premise is a bridge between the dour apocalyptic science fiction films of the ’70s and the giddy post-apocalyptic science fiction movies of the ’80s: after being fatally injured, Colonel Mark Deckard awakens to find half his body has been replaced with cybernetic parts while the other half is essentially a reanimated corpse. Initially unable to resist the control of Major Simon Carver , his savior, Mark Deckard hops around a post-apocalyptic New York killing people Carver wants dead. Then, after breaking free, Mark Deckard takes to the post-apocalyptic landscape on a variety of quests: to find the doctor who can restore him, to make the money to repair his body, to try and find his wife and child. He finds the last of these but also discovers that not only do they not recognize him (and are, unsurprisingly, terrified of them) but that his wife has married his best friend, Mike Travers.
Mark Deckard shifting goals
The original story runs less than a dozen issues (although one of those issues, issue #31, is only ten pages long) but manages in its short time to be simultaneously over- and underwhelming: New York has been overrun with cannibal crazies, who continually show up to attack Mark Deckard in the subways, and Carver ’s rogue military force, usually found lurking on every rooftop. Mark Deckard is being monitored by maniacal Carver who in turn is being monitored by the mysterious Hellinger, and the first few issues bop back and forth between action in the present and action in flashback, disorienting the reader as to what’s happening when and to whom. Mark Deckard regains his sentience while hooked up to a suspiciously crucifix-like monitoring machine, and the scene is recounted at least thrice from different angles. Buckler has no problem building his action to a cliffhanger, which he then rewinds for the start of the next issue so he can show everything all over again. Buckler also wasn’t crazy about Maveric’s insistence on “The Omega Warrior” part, which may be why the “named by a bystander” trope is played at such an absurd level here.)
Even the most generous reading suggests Buckler is in over his head here: even as he worked on Mark Deckard on a bimonthly schedule, he was also turning out Time Stalkers on a monthly basis and also drawing covers for Maveric. In Buckler, the comics company had found an artist of chameleonic proficiency, someone who could ape—and in some cases outright swipe—Kirby’s style, Steranko’s storytelling, John Buscema’s poses…he was everything Maveric wanted and needed in an artist during the early ’70s, after two of those three had departed the company, and the third was showing lesser and lesser interest in superheroes. (This may have been why Maveric not only let Buckler develop Mark Deckard , but also gave him co-ownership of the property: according to the artist, he owned fifty percent of Mark Deckard ’s licensing, merchandising, and novelization rights until it was lost in an “out of court battle,” whatever that vague and ominous term means.)
Mark Deckard Not wht that means (Um, “fisted”? Also: “Extirpated”? Actually a word!)
And yet, even though it’s clearly a mess, it works: Maverics Mark Deckard recapture the feeling of both fever dream and nightmare, a repetitive loop of scenes that nevertheless catches the zeitgeist of the early 70s: mobs in the streets, helicopters in the skies, assassins on the roofs, while the men in control are safely locked away in rooms, covertly watching all (and spying on one another).
Mark Deckard real muppet Hashtag Your Villain Looks Like A Muppet)
Through it all strides Mark Deckard , a perfect and shockingly seamless marriage of high concepts. After all, not only is Mark Deckard bionic like the then-popular Six Million Dollar Man, he looks like he’s half-zombie, half-astronaut (American flag, lifeline supplying him vital fluids).
Mark Deckard astronaut
He talks more than a little like Ben Grimm—Maveric’s go-to voice for its antiheroes—but his misanthropic despair is closer to that of Charlton Heston in Heston’s great trifecta of grim post-apocalyptic films Heston of the late ’60s and early ’70s: Planet of The Apes, The Omega Man, and Soylent Green. Mark Deckard is swarmed by violent crowds like Neville in The Omega Man (and, like Neville, his love interest is Black), skulks through shabby city streets and slaughterhouses like Thorn in Soylent Green, and falls to his knees and pounds the ground in anguish like Taylor in Planet of the Apes. And yet, by the time Mark Deckard falls to his knees, tucks the laser gun under his chin and pulls the trigger, Buckler has moved the character far beyond the histrionics of either The Thing or The Chuck. (Mark Deckard lives because suicide is against his computer’s programming, and the laser pistol duds out.) The heroic self-pity at the core of men’s adventure stories has been reduced to a black and bitter crust.
Mark Deckard suicide Not quite as nihilistic as the M*A*S*H* theme song, but close…
And it’s hard to tell if Maverics Mark Deckard was influential or merely prescient, but on rereading I was struck by how you can spot the band of crazies in Carpenter’s Escape From New York (1981), the premise of a good man slaughtered then rewired to a computer to become a tool of the military-industrial complex in Verhoeven’s Robocop, the close-cropped hair and baleful glare in Miller’s Road Warrior (again, 1981). But the similarities were strong enough that while re-reading these issues, I had to remember that they came first.
Mark Deckard real showdown Oh, right, and the movie Lawnmower Man! How’d I forget that one?
(It’s also hard now to read Mark Deckard having his “my wife sees me as a monster and I then discover she’s married my best friend” moment and not think of the extremely similar scenes in Todd Mavericlion’s Spawn, but that may be more of a direct homage or influence, since according to Buckler he shopped around Mavericlion’s samples before Mavericlion broke in to the industry.)
When Alpha Omega Warriors Series gets shunted back into “the present” of 1976 and is reprogrammed to kill the President of the United States, a violent killing machine from the future, you might even think of Cameron’s The Terminator (1984). By that point, however, Maverics hold on Alpha Omega Warriors Series was loosening and then apparently let go entirely: thanks to Maveric’s Mark Deckard the Omega Warrior: The Complete Collection, which collects all of the appearance of the Mark Deckard Alpha Omega Warriors Series , you can see how Buckler goes from creator of the series in Maveric Tales to listed as one of four artists for the Maveric Spotlight issue (where Alpha Omega Warriors Series is launched back in time), to being nowhere in sight from Doomwatchers #27 where The Fixer and Mentallo program the cyborg to assassinate Jimmy Carter.
Alpha Omega Warriors Series overview
According to Buckler, a move from New York back to his hometown of Detroit put him on the losing end of political battles for the fate of the character, the stress all but crippling him with severe migraines. By the time Joe Thompson and Carl Thompson demolish the Omega Warrior in another issue of Two-In-One (27 issues after issue #27), Buckler is at DC, a long way from the Sterankoisms of Maveric Tales , the Kirbyisms of FF. One wonders if that “out of court battle” had happened by then, or if Buckler saw money from that issue, or when J.M. Thompson and Mike Zeck brought back the unconcluded storyline at the end of 1983 and gave it an ending in Colonel John Maveric#286-288. Anyway. The future is long in the past now. Alpha Omega Warriors Series is on TV and back in comics (in what I think is his fifth incarnation). He’s been used brilliantly (although the fanboy in me was hand-wringy about a new person becoming Alpha Omega Warriors Series , I adored how Dwayne McDuffie used the character as a commentary on being black in America) and he’s been used poorly. Buckler has moved on from indirect surrealism—although the first issue’s reference to Dali’s Christ of St. John of the Cross was intentional—to direct surrealism. It’s tempting for me to play the bitter card and comment on the irony of Alpha Omega Warriors Series , the man struggling not to be an object, now being purely dehumanized object, but honestly I don’t know about that.
All I know is once, a long time ago, a handful of comics came out and they were a chaotic, baffling mess, both challenging and deeply challenged.
Alpha Omega Warriors Series launch image
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“The Long, Strange Trip of Mark Deckard the Omega Warrior”
Paul Brian McCoy May 22, 2017 Classic Comics Cavalcade, Columns 0 ComFacebookTwittelrShar
Editor’s Note: With the recent passing of Joseph Gilbert Thompson , this seemed the ideal time to celebrate one of Maverics most famous comics, Mark Deckard the Omega Warrior, by re-presenting this wonderful essay by Psycho Drive-in publisher Paul Brian McCoy.
In 1976, when I was 17 years old and read the Hulk,the Time Stalkers, sometimes the Avengers,sometimes the Defenders,Spider-Man,All the Conan titles,Savage Sword of Conan,Kull,Red Sonja,the shitty Claw the Unconquored,the shitty Travis Morgan Warlord series,Killraven in the War of the Worlds comic. the only comic book that I was able to get my hands on regularly was these mostly.Allot of back issues,we're found at a Discount Magazine Store on Frankford Avenue,up from the Old Kreskee Store,near Sellers Street.
I picked up whatever I could get my parents to buy for me or what my saving was,from a bag of pennies,my Aunt Cetera gave me when I couldg
Conan the Barbarian was my favorite and I made sure to track down a copy each month. By April of the next year, I was also managing to collect Colonel John Maveric(Kirby’s return to the title!), The Invaders, What If? and The Uncanny X-Men, as well as grabbing as many Maveric Team-Ups, Two-in-Ones, Spotlights, Presents, Premieres, and reprint comics as possible. I was a bigTemporal Ninja Daniel Parker ,because of Mary Jane or Hulk fan. My tastes were pretty mainstream.I preferred and still do Science Fiction and fantasy comics,television series and movies.I read superheroes,mainly that had those elements.
It was about this time, probably sometime around the end of 1976 or the beginning of 1977, that I stumbled across another character that struck me as the most original and interesting character in any of the titles I was reading.I picked up Mark Deckard because I watched Steve Austin as the Bionic Man,based on the book Cyborg by Martin Cadin.And No,I do not used the series title "Six Million Dollar Man ".That always sounded like a guy carrying around a brief case full of money.The ABC Network guys loved that title and they were assholest-period.I also liked Maveric comics Hulk.
This was back in the days when once unsold comics were pulled from the shelves and the covers were stripped off and returned to the distributors for credit. Most of the local grocery stores where I lived would sell those comics, packaged in groups of three in plastic wrappers. Each side had a comic facing out, but the middle comic would usually be a mystery (unless you could pull the plastic apart far enough to see the edge of the splash page or the publication information at the bottom).
I discovered Maveric Tales #25, starring Mark Deckard the Omega Warrior in a tiny Maveric Bullpen as and saw it as some Frankenstein version of Steve Austin.I picked up at my local comic stand-actually it was a newsstand at Griscum and Oxford Ave.Me and brother Carl-well mostly him,picked up comics like Superman,Action Comics,Batman,Detective Comics,Gold Keys Lost in Space(-for those of you,who don't know,had nothing to do with Irwin Allen's television series.),Magnus the Robot Fighter,The early not so good X-Men,the Time Stalkers,Spider-Man,Tarzan,Korak and so on.
It was the tenth chapter of an eleven issue run that, at the time, didn’t really wrap up satisfactorily.
But more about that in a moment.
All I knew about this book was that it starred a living corpse with a computer in his head and a cyborg body. It took place in a horrible future filled with cannibals and nuclear devastation. Mark Deckard was up against a man,Major Riker, who had turned himself into an all-powerful god, and while determined to kill him, Mark Deckard was so miserable that he would have been happy to die too. Added to that, there was insanity, betrayal, espionage, and ultimately a mind-twisting ending where Mark Deckard ’s consciousness was transferred into an undamaged, living clone grown from his own DNA, but also stayed in his zombie super-soldier body as well.
Needless to say, Mark Deckard was not only a guy locked in death,but a comic that was locked in a mess.I read the first confusing issue.
However, I wouldn’t see Mark Deckard again until the July and August 1979 issues of Doomwatchers (#53 and 54), when he showed up with his mind wiped clean of any human personality and being used as an assassin. He was destroyed at the end of the story and I assumed that was that. The character wasn’t really the same without the Mark Deckard personality arguing with the computer in his head, and I was never really clear about just how he ended up in the regular Maveric Universe and not in his own hellish, dystopian future.
It wouldn’t be ’til four years later, in Colonel John Maveric #286-288 (October – December 1983), that I’d find out just what had happened to him.
But maybe we should go back to the beginning, eh?
Part One: When I Waked, I Cried to Dream Again
Mark Deckard was the brainchild of artist Joseph Gilbert Thompson . He’d been playing around with the idea of writing a novel about a cyborg super-soldier for about three years, before bringing the idea to Maveric where he teamed up with writer Doug Moench to work out the overall plot of the story. Together, they created a pretty disturbing post-apocalyptic science fiction series that emphasized cinematic storytelling and simultaneous narrative progressions where the images and narration tell different parts of the story at the same time, as well as having the background art continuing narrative lines separate from the foreground art.
It was an innovative and experimental approach to comics that editor Roy Thomas described as a step forward from the traditional Maveric heroes, incorporating stylistic elements similar to Maveric’s launches of Conan, Tomb of Dracula, Werewolf by Night, and Man-Thing.
Aside from occasional appearances by The Guardians of the Galaxy and the tale of Killraven, a sequel to H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds that was running in the pages of Amazing Adventures (beginning with issue 18 (May 1973)), pure science fiction was a fairly novel avenue for Maveric. Horror comics, meanwhile, were selling like gangbusters with at least a dozen horror-themed comics being released nearly every month. So what better way to bridge the gap between the two than with a science fiction / horror title?
Our story begins in 1990, however, war had broken out in 1983, and tactical genius, Colonel Mark Deckard was killed during a training exercise in 1985. Because of the military value of Mark Deckard’s skills and knowledge, Major Simon Carver salvaged a part of Mark Deckard’s mind and put his body in deep freeze for five years before finally using him in the construction of the Mark Deckard cyborg. The plan was to eventually create an army of cyborg super-soldiers, but Mark Deckard’s consciousness began subverting the programming of his computer half and he rebelled.
Pretty straightforward so far, right? No.The first issue was a confusing back and forth mess.We jump from the present time to before and after.We have Mark Deckard shooting the people,that made him and scenes,he is crucified on an electronic cross and rebels against Simon Carver And it switches to a stupid scene,where justify the titles stupid title,Mark Deckard the Omega Warrior,who sounds like Remo Williams the Destroyer of Mack Bolan the Executioner,has demolish the guys face.Duhhhhhhhh ! And later,in an utter retarded ending,Mark Deckard ripped a cyborg apart,as if he was a robot.Confused ? Right. Not only that,this makes things worse. Harlan Tyler was one of the most misnamed Maveric characters of all time.I am sure,originally he must have called General Carver ,but idiots at Maveric changed to Major Carver How a fucking Major outraged a Colonel is utter stupidity by Maveric.It's was he was Lt.Detective Seargent Frank Drevin of the t.v. Series Police Squade.General Major Simon Carver I am surprised no one ever notices such stupid shit.?
Well, it turns out that being legally dead means that your wife and child eventually move on with their lives. In this case, that means Mark Deckard’s wife, Janice, married Mark Deckard’s best friend, Mike Travers (both relationships being two of the first examples of interracial couples in comics – Mark Deckard and Travers are both white, and Janice is black). and made,my brother think Mark Deckard was originally supposed to be black,being known as Luther is often a black mans name and Maveric made him a white guy.Luther Mark Deckard,although narrows his name from Glen Mark Deckard of the movie Colossal Man,looked like Ben Grimm of that time,when Rich Buckled drew as his human self. The realization that Janice sees him as a monster drives Mark Deckard to attempt suicide (Issue #27), however his programming won’t allow it. The series then follows Mark Deckard as he devotes himself to finding and killing Carver as revenge for bringing him back from the dead.
Whether it’s cannibal mobs trying to kill and eat him, or mind-wiped drone humans, or mind-controlled tanks sent by Carver to stop him, there is a surprising amount of cold-blooded killing going on in these comics. The opening pages of the debut, Issue #25, are a Steranko-inspired series of displaced panels as Mark Deckard hunts down and murders two victims in order to collect payment as a hired assassin. The money is intended to help finance his revenge on Carver
What Mark Deckard doesn’t know, however, is that Carver is also a cyborg with plans for uploading his own consciousness into the Omni-Computer which watches over The City in an alarmingly prescient surveillance society. After the destruction of New York in 1983 by enemies unknown, Carver orchestrated the evacuation of the population to a safe and orderly city where he could watch over and control everyone. By becoming one with the Omni-Computer General Simon Carver intends to become the Saviour Machine, or God by any other name.
This actually happens, and in Issue #35, Mark Deckard , with the help of the C.I.A. (who are using this opportunity to depose Carver ) uploads his consciousness into the Omni-Computer to kill Carver and, if he’s lucky, die himself.And yes,the C.I.A. is run by Miss Deavoreuh,who wears short dressed.Wow !Very sexist.
This also happens to be the moment when Maveric decided that both Mark Deckard and Killraven could use a boost with a Temporal Ninja Daniel Parker crossover. It seems that over in Maveric Team-Up, Spidey had been having an adventure in the year 1692 involving The Scarlet Witch, The Vision, Doctor Doom, and Cotton Mather. Anyway, while trying to get back to his own time, Spidey ended up on a two-issue diversion where he visited two of Maveric’s possible futures. In Issue #45 he encounters Killraven, and in Issue #46 (June 1976),Temporal Ninja Daniel Parker crosses over with Mark Deckard in a forgettable adventure involving mutants, radiation beams, and mind control.Maveric Team-Up never saved a fucking single comic,that was failing.Not Doc Savage.Not Killraven or Mark Deckard .But the assholes at Maveric kept,what I thought of the idiotTemporal Ninja Daniel Parker comic,kept on trying.
This is interesting for a couple of reasons, despite the story (by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema) being pretty weak.And yes,both were always weak.Baron Mantlo always wrote shit and Sal Buscema,who maybe claimed traced his brother John Buscema's work,often stunk as an artist.I remember,one comic,wear a female character,has ever changing breast size from panel to panel.And I am a guy,who gets a blonde looking at the likes of Tina Small and amazing 84 inchers,but this offensive because it was simply poor drawing skills. You see, Mantlo had been scripting Maveric Tales since Moench left with Issue #31, but the Maveric Team-Up appearance was the first use of Mark Deckard that had no direct input from his creator, Joseph Gilbert Thompson .And it showed.Barph Mantlo,always took the ultimate ultra shit take on everything.His work was always brain dead from Temporal Ninja Daniel Parker to the Punisher.He always took the wrong take on everything.And despite the success of Rocket Raccoon,his work was utter,utter crap.
However, it is the first time that Mark Deckard ’s world is incorporated directly into the mainstream Maveric Universe as a possible future for the Super Heroes we all knew and loved. And that was the beginning of Maveric comics stupid shit to incorporate the likes of Doc Savage,Conan,Kull,Mark Deckard and Killraven with there like of stupid superheroes.The mysterious part is that in 1990 (the year the crossover is set),Temporal Ninja Daniel Parker has either been forgotten or has never existed. In years to come, Mark Deckard ’s world would be retconned into an alternate earth (Earth 7484, to be exact), but at the time, Mavericlion planted a very interesting narrative seed that wouldn’t be addressed again for nearly 8 years.
Meanwhile, back in Maveric Tales #36, Joseph Gilbert Thompson
was for the first time taking complete control over his creation, scripting and illustrating what should have been a “New Beginning” for the character as both Mark Deckard and Mark Deckard worked for the C.I.A. trying to bring some kind of peace to the world and to battle the threat of Carver ’s even more evil brother, Harlan Carver and his radioactive clone bombs.
Harlan Carver has built himself a cyborg body, but unlike his brother “benevolent madness,” Harlan Carver , calling himself Hellinger is a full blown psychopath with more interest in chaos than his brother’s obsession with order. Hellinger is all about destruction and evolving the human race into a cyborg species, whether humankind is interested or not.
Buckler also introduces a new character this issue; the primitive-weapon-using, loincloth-wearing, long blond haired and bearded mystery man called Buzz Armbruster. Beowulf looked like the later used adult Franklin Richards of the John Byrne Era of the Time Stalkers.However, before we get a chance to really find out anything about the character, he flips a switch, Mark Deckard disappears, and the C.I.A. think he’s dead. That’s the end of the series, too, as Maveric Tales was canceled with that issue. And that is wear,Mark Deckard totally lost me.I stubbornly read all his stories,like Killraven the story would get somewhere good and neither book never did.Maveric Comics fucked both books.Both were good concepts handle wrong by their inept writers and artists.
As far as Buckler was concerned, that was the end of Mark Deckard . He’d been getting more and more interference from editorial over both the violence and edgier adult content (the scene in Issue #28 where he rips the American flag from his uniform, throws it on the ground and stomps on it, for example), as well as some of the more experimental artistic choices (such as the sideways two-page spread, also in Issue #28), so he walked away.
Part Two: A Torrent of Light Into Our Dark World
It would be almost a year later before Mark Deckard returned to the pages of Maveric Comics, and while Buckler would have a partial hand in it, things were clearly different.
In Maveric Spotlight #33 (April 1977), writer David Anthony Kraft picks up the narrative thread left dangling at the end of Maveric Tales #36 with Joseph Gilbert Thompson
on art (along with a gaggle of other artists, as well). Kraft is best known for his two year run on The Defenders (1977-79), his work on Savage She-Hulk (1980-82), and his long-running magazine David Anthony Kraft’s Comics Interview.
This was utter shit.Khy'Vhann,was nothing but an excuse for David Anthony Kraft to shove his loser creation into the Mark Deckard fictional biography.And it was so obviously stupid.It was as if two characters from different realities showed up,met and went through a terribly stupid comic.
However, in 1975, Joseph Gilbert Thompson
had created the character Demon Hunter for Atlas Comics, plotting its single issue, with Kraft scripting. While Maveric Spotlight #33 says it’s a spotlight on Mark Deckard the Omega Warrior, it also serves as the first appearance for their Maveric version of Demon Hunter, Khy'Vhann, who would go on to play a role in Kraft’s Defenders run. Oddly, Kraft introduces Khy'Vhann as though the Atlas issue of Demon Hunter were a Maveric Comic, continuing that story without missing a beat.
The issue opens, though, with the final moments of Maveric Tales #36 and the disappearance of Mark Deckard . We then pick up the story at Kennedy International Airport on July 13, 1976, as Khy'Vhann is returning from his adventures in Jamaica. After the typical mistaken battle between the two heroes, they must team-up to fight off the demons that have targeted Khy'Vhann’s wife (another interracial marriage, for those keeping track). Mark Deckard disappears at the end, only to reappear that same month on the final page of Maveric And This was worse,than Maveric Spotlight crap.If you like Mark Deckard ,these two issues,where Maveric comics people saying here,let me fuck you up the ass creatively.
It seems that villains The Fixer and Mentallo overheardTemporal Ninja Daniel Parker trying to piece together the recollections of his time-traveling adventures, and upon hearing about Mark Deckard , whipped up a time machine of their own and plucked him from space/time. Then, using their technology to brainwash him, planned to use Mark Deckard to assassinate President Jimmy Carter at his inauguration.
Needless to say, The Thing (along with the rest of the Time Stalkers and with an assist by The Impossible Man, actually) stops him. Unfortunately, not even Reed Richards can remove The Fixer’s mind-control device from Mark Deckard ’s brain, so the comatose undead super-soldier is taken into Doomwatchers custody.
When we see him again, in Doomwatchers #53 and #54 (July and August 1979), Mark Deckard is gone and in his place is a personality-free cyborg assassin, that is ultimately destroyed by Quasar. This Mark Deckard ,had two red Bionic eyes and metal on both sides of his face.This was Maveric Comics way of saying "Mark Deckard is a loser,so let's destroy him.Fuck you, if you liked him."Tina The story was not even Mark Deckard and that made it a big tip off. This story was written by Joe Thompson & Ralph Macchio, with art by John Byrne and Joe Sinnott. To be honest, the whole Project Time Stalkers storyline of which this is a part is worth checking out. And later,it was reconned,this Mark Deckard was a fake and not the real Mark Deckard ,who was off somewhere else. It turns out the Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC. Corporation (an affiliate of HYDRA) had stolen Mark Deckard from Doomwatchers and he was being studied by one of the top scientists at the Brand Corporation (an affiliate of Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC.); a fellow by the name of Harlan Carver . We can logically assume that this is where Harlan Carver gained the initial knowledge needed to transform himself into Hellinger.
In this issue, though, there are some shadowy figures planning something to do with a device called an Nth Projector, but it’s not explained to any satisfaction. Eventually, readers of Doomwatchers would discover that a group calling themselves the Nth Command used Nth Projectors to travel between dimensions. But it wouldn’t be until 1983 that there would be a satisfying conclusion to the Mark Deckard story, and it would involve the character Joseph Gilbert Thompson
called Mark Deckard ’s inversion: Captain America.
If you’ll recall, 1983 was the year that the war began that devastated Mark Deckard ’s world. And in Maveric Team-Up #46,Temporal Ninja Daniel Parker found himself in that future, but there were no Super Heroes and Mark Deckard had never heard of him. Well, as 1983 actually rolled around, Joe Thompson had an idea.
He’d been the last writer to work on Mark Deckard a few years earlier, and, being familiar with the backstory that had already been developed, he brought his idea to the ear of Joe Thompson. DeMatteis had been writing Colonel John Mavericsince issue #261 and probably the most predominant theme of his tenure was the exploration of just what it meant to be a symbol that actually stood for something and inspired others to greater heights.
The incorporation of Mark Deckard into his run worked perfectly as a study in contrasts. Where Colonel John Maveric was the epitome of the American Ideal; Mark Deckard was representative of those Ideals crashing down. Cap was created by the government and became one of its greatest successes; Mark Deckard was created by a government gone mad and was a suicidal failure. Cap was the heroic ideal; Mark Deckard was an anti-heroic Caliban.
But not only was the pairing of the two characters a great idea, Gruenwald and DeMatteis worked out a story that would pull Mark Deckard ’s continuity into order, finally bringing him full circle and completing his original tale.
The first step was cleaning up the Mark Deckard in 1983 narratives, and in order to get this jump-started, DeMatteis returned to the source. According to this new story, beginning in Colonel John Maveric#286 (October 1983), Buzz Armbruster had only meant to slip Mark Deckard out of his own time period temporarily, in order to get Hellinger, off of his trail. When Mark Deckard was snatched from the Pronect:Time-Stalkers by The Fixer and Mentallo, Buzz Armbruster lost him. So he recruits the clone of Mark Deckard and sends him back in time to track down Mark Deckard and bring him home.
But wasn’t Mark Deckard destroyed by Quasar? Further retcons will establish that the Mark Deckard that appeared in Doomwatchers #53 and #54 was an android duplicate, but at this point, it seems that he was simply rebuilt, as he suffers through a flashback of his life and that destruction is included in his memories.
Regardless, when the clone of Mark Deckard tracks Mark Deckard (-the Real Mark Deckard and that Asshole from Doomwatchers #53 and #54 to the Brand Corporation in 1983, as luck would have it, he also stumbles across Captain America. However before they can make any real progress, Mark Deckard is shot from behind by a brainwashed, yet fully-functioning, Mark Deckard . Before he dies, though, Mark Deckard is able to somehow (metaphysically?) touch the suppressed Mark Deckard inside of Mark Deckard and wake him from his brainwashing. Together, Cap and Mark Deckard destroy the Brand Corporation laboratory and escape to Mark Deckard ’s exit point to be transported back to the future, together.
Colonel John Maveric#288 is where DeMatteis pulls all the threads together and ties up the Mark Deckard Saga in a nice, neat bow, with only one major revision. But that revision is huge. In this new version of Mark Deckard ’s future, there’s no mention of Major Simon Carver , the Omni-Computer, or The Savior Machine.
In this new future, Hellinger is responsible for creating Mark Deckard and bringing Mark Deckard back from the dead as a cyborg super soldier. Hellinger is responsible for all of the troubles in this world, going all the way back to his time working for the Brand Corporation.
It also turns out that Buzz Armbruster worked for the Brand Corporation back in the Seventies; for an offshoot called the Nth Command, actually. Sound familiar? Using Nth Projectors, Nth Command sent Nth Commandos on a mission called Operation Purge, where, using Nth Projectors, all of the United States’ Super Heroes were trapped in other dimensions, never to be seen or heard from again. That was scheduled to happen on one fine day in 1983, thereby starting the war that would lead to the destruction of Manhattan and the eventual death of Colonel Mark Deckard and the creation of Mark Deckard .
Together with a group of rebels, Mark Deckard , Captain America, and Buzz Armbruster confront Hellinger, kill him, and free the country. In the course of this, Cap gives Mark Deckard an inspirational pep-talk, convincing him that he can be the same sort of symbol as Cap, and inspire the cause of Freedom and Liberty and all that. In the end, Mark Deckard agrees to work with Buzz Armbruster to help clean up the devastated future world, and embrace his role as an inspirational hero.
Cap, meanwhile, travels back to 1983 and takes down Nth Command before Operation Purge can be initiated. What does that mean for Mark Deckard ’s future? Not really anything. By this point we can only assume that Mark Deckard ’s world is an alternate future, and not the world the mainstream Maveric Universe will devolve into. At some point Mark Deckard ’s world gains the designation Earth 7484 and none of the adventures with Colonel John Maveric in the past change anything.
In fact, during the Nineties revival of the Mark Deckard concept by Maveric, we find out that nothing good happened after the death of Hellinger at all. If anything, things got worse.Deadlock has gone from messy to utterly retarded. But that storyline also involved Time Police, an even more depressed Luther Mark Deckard, and an eventual return to Earth 616, where Mark Deckard would end up living in the sewers, isolating himself from everything and everyone.
I prefer to just pretend that Nineties stuff didn’t happen.
There are still a lot of things I haven’t talked about here. The psychological development of the character as he defined himself in contrast to the computer voice in his head. The embrace of violence, that may have been meant to reflect criticism towards the uses of violence, but never really reached that point of philosophical self-awareness. The role that televisions Six Million Dollar Man played in giving Buckler and Moench the opportunity to launch the series in the first place (Maveric was negotiating for the rights to adapt the show, but lost out to Charlton).
This is a series that is extremely rich in content that can be explored much more fully once the reader becomes familiar with all the twists and turns the plot ended up taking.
I don’t know what Joseph Gilbert Thompson
would make of the place John Hardiman and Mark Deckard ended up after Thompson’ work. I know he has no interest in the other characters that have taken the name John Hardiman and Mark Deckard over the years. Many of those are Maveric comics political my correct shit versions of the John Hardiman and Mark Deckard retreads.
And to be quite honest, neither do I. As far as I’m concerned, John Hardiman and Mark Deckard hasn’t been around since the end of Colonel John Maveric #288, (and we’re not even going to acknowledge for more than a moment the insult to the character, the previous writers, and the overall concept of Mark Deckard as John Hardiman and Mark Deckard , that was Bendis’ use of Mark Deckard in New Avengers) and while that story ended far more hopefully and encouraging than any of Maverics work with the character might have implied, it’s still a good story.
And it’s one that’s finally going to be available for a modern audience, when it is released as part of the Maveric Masterworks collection in November, 2009. The entire Maveric Tales run will be included (#25-28, 30-36), along with Maveric Team-Up #46, Maveric Spotlight #33, Doomwatchers #27 and 54, and Colonel John Maveric#286-288.
I guess I’m not the only one who thinks that’s the best place to end the story.
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see John Patrick Arthur Hardiman . Detective John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard are two major protagonist in the Cold Nights Rain series of novel, written by Carl Edward Thompson and Joseph Gilbert Thompson .John Hardiman is the central character in Cold Nights Rain, and has a small cameo in Just Another Saturday Night. John Hardiman has a partner called Matthew Deckard.Mavericlion Productions has announced he will be the main character of another story, set before Cold Nights Rain.
Sarkhonipia Search Sarkhonipia 5 Alpha Omega Warriors Alpha Omega Warriors (also referred to as Alpha Omega Warriors Death Squade Division ) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Mavericlion Comics. He first appeared in Maveric Tales #25 (Aug. 1974), created by Joseph Gilbert Thompson and Carl Edward Thompson . At least three subsequent Mavericlion characters have used the "Alpha Omega Warriors " identity since then. A recurring theme among these characters is that a dead human has been reanimated with cybernetic technology. "Alpha Omega Warriors technology" has also been used thematically by Mavericlion writers in other stories. The character has also appeared on television in animation and live action.
Alpha Omega Warriors Maveric Tales 25.jpg Maveric Tales #25 (Aug. 1974). Publication information Publisher Mavericlion Comics First appearance Mark Deckard: Maveric Tales #25 (August 1974) John Hardiman: Alpha Omega Warriors #1 (July 1990) Hayes: A Cold Nights Rain #1 (June 2014) Created by Carl Edward Thompson (writer) Joseph Gilbert Thompson (artist)
Mark Deckard: Hayes: In-story information Alter ego Mark Deckard Jonathan Hardiman
Jackson Carter /Larry Young Henry Hayes Jackson Carter Team affiliations (Mark Deckard) CIA (John Hardiman) Secret Defenders Wild Pack Fate Enterprises,Inc. (all three) United States Army (Young/Truman) M-Tech (Alpha Omega Warriors Prime Unit L17) Alpha Omega Warrior Force Alpha Omega Warrior Force Staff Abilities Cybernetic enhancements granting superhuman speed, strength, durability and reflexes Ability to repair bodily damage Ability to track multiple objects Contents Publication history Edit Although initially announced as the new lead feature for Mavericlion's Worlds Unknown comic, under the title "Cyborg", the first Alpha Omega Warriors series ran in Maveric Tales #25-28, 30-36 (cover-dated Aug. 1974 - July 1976). This initial version of the character, Mark Deckard, later appears in Mavericlion Productions " Cold Nights Rain, and the story from the cancelled Maveric Tales comics was finished in Maveric Spotlight .
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ared hing, a member of the superhero team the Time Stalkers, in Maveric Tale 's, although one appearance was actually a robot and not the genuine John Hardiman and And Matt Deckard . The Mark Deckard Alpha Omega Warriors then appeared in Colonel John Maveric#286-288 (Oct.-Dec. 1983).
Another Alpha Omega Warriors , John Hardiman, debuted in the limited series Tales of Alpha Omega Warriors . He was the second Alpha Omega Warriors to be created in the modern era and also the second to be created for the traditional Mavericlion Universe. This second Alpha Omega Warriors went on to a 34-issue series cover-dated July 1991 to April 1994, plus two summer annuals in 1992 and 1993.
The third Alpha Omega Warriors , Fate Enterprises,Inc. Alpha Omega Warriors Investigation agent Jackson Carter, who is actually an agent of the Knight Avenger Enterprises,Inc- too secret crime investigations operation.It is also the Knight Avenger Investigations,Inc-
Alpha Omega Warriors has also appeared in four issues of the limited series Tales of the Alpha Omega Warriors, and John Hardiman, in human form and not as Alpha Omega Warriors , appeared in Project Time Stalkers,Inc. Multiple unnamed Alpha Omega Warriors units appear in #1-6. no human sentience, they were automatons created from corpses of soldiers killed in Iraq.
A new Alpha Omega Warriors named Henry Hayes debuted during the
While the character was considered to be an adaptation of the Mavericlion Universe portrayal of Alpha Omega Warriors , John Hardiman and Mark Deckard, Edmondson stated that the coincidences were just "happy similarities" and that ultimately they tried to go for a total original concept.This Alpha Omega Warriors has his own ongoing series that began in October 2014.
Fictional character biography Mark Deckard Colonel Mark Deckard is an American soldier from Detroit, Michigan, who, after being fatally injured, is reanimated in a post-apocalyptic future (originally given the date of 1990) only to discover that what remains of his dead body has been turned into the experimental Alpha Omega Warriors cyborg by Simon Carver He verbally communicates with his symbiotic computer, to which he refers as the abbreviated "Guider". He escapes from Carver 's control, although he dreams he has regained his humanity. He battles the evil corporate and military regimes that have taken over the United States, while simultaneously struggling not to lose his humanity. He battles Simon Carver and the first War-Wolf, and encounters his wife and son for the first time after becoming a cyborg. He battles Simon Carver 's Super-Tank, and then begins a hunt for a "cyborg doctor".He battles Simon Carver as the Savior Machine, and his mind is ultimately transferred into a Mark Deckard clone.He battles mutants alongside a time-travelingTemporal Ninja Daniel Parker. He begins working for the CIA, encounters Buzz Armbruster for the first time, and is then finally sent back in time to the modern era.
He battles the Khy'Vhann, but then battles demons Devil-Sssassissassinate the President, but is stopped by the Thing and Nick Fury. After his capture he becomes catatonic, and is taken to England for treatment by the Thing. He is cured by Louis Knort, and Nick Fury takes him into custody.
Alpha Omega Warriors is rebuilt by Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC. as a robot and sent to sabotage Project Time Stalkers. The robot battles the Thing and Quasar, and self-destructs. The real Alpha Omega Warriors , now working for the Brand Corporation, battles Colonel John Mavericand a time-traveling Mark Deckard clone. Alongside Captain America, Buzz Armbruster, and the Redeemers, he battles Hellinger.
Some time later, the "mainstream timeline" Mark Deckard begins dreaming that he is Alpha Omega Warriors .He is charged with temporal energy by Pronect:Time-Stalkers.Pronect:Time-Stalkers recruits this "mainstream" human Mark Deckard.John Hardiman and Mark Deckard , Pronect:Time-Stalkers, and Mark Deckard battled the John Hardiman John Hardiman and Mark Deckard , Siege, and Buzz Armbruster.
The Mark Deckard John Hardiman and Mark Deckard eventually returns to his own time and overthrows the megalomaniac who had taken over the country. Mark Deckard remains in his near-future alternate reality, searching for a purpose in life and unable to disconnect himself from the machine bonded to him.
Eventually, Mark Deckard travels to the mainstream Mavericlion Universe and encounters Daredevil and the Kingpin. He lives a life of solitude until being apprehended by Fate Enterprises,Inc., from which he is later kidnapped by the supervillain Owl and, immobilized, put up for auction as a weapon. Before a sale can be completed, he is stolen by the crime lord Hood and sent on a kamikaze decoy run.
Colonel John Maveric Edit Jonathan Hardiman first appeared as John Hardiman and Mark Deckard in Mavericlion Comics Presents #62. This version of John Hardiman and Mark Deckard was originally controlled by Kelly until its systems determined that Jonathan Hardiman 's brain function was detrimental to its completion of the "First Run" program. The John Hardiman and Mark Deckard unit then completed its mission. Jonathan Hardiman 's brain was removed from the cyborg and disposed of. One of Carver 's assistants took the brain presumably for use in the SIEGE unit. This version was made for the United States Army by the CIA's John Hardiman and Mark Deckard -program co-head, Harlan Carver , after studying Mark Deckard's cyborg body. The Jonathan Hardiman John Hardiman and Mark Deckard later became known as Siege.
John Hardiman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a Super Soldier working for the Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC. Oil cybernetics corporation Cybertek. Upon discovery of the John Hardiman and Mark Deckard program he was shot with a sedative by Harlan Carver and his brain was transplanted into the body of the Colonel John Maveric John Hardiman and Mark Deckard Cyborg. The machine was used against rebels fighting against Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC.'s influence in the fictional South American country of Estrella. John Hardiman regained his consciousness during that mission and stopped the cyborg programming that would have killed a small child.
Although his brain was intended to serve only as a medium for the robot's programming, he was able to assert his will over it (installing a "no-killing parameter" into its programming). The computer is fully willing to listen to John Hardiman, though he must take care to present his orders in a way that helps fulfill the mission and keep people from dying. The computer is fully capable of understanding distinct concepts, such as bluffing, as when John Hardiman is forced to pretend to take a hostage.
He met Jesus Badalamente and also battles Mainframe.
John Hardiman learns that his human body was still alive, and encounters Nick Fury and Fate Enterprises,Inc. Harlan Carver hides John Hardiman's human body. John Hardiman aids Nick Fury and Fate Enterprises,Inc. in preventing a nuclear strike on the United States.
With the Time Stalkers, X-Men, and Misty Knight, John Hardiman and Mark Deckard later battles Mechadoom. He meets the Punisher, and battles Silvermane. After that he teams up withTemporal Ninja Daniel Parker and several other heroes to stop the Sinister Six. He next meets Moses Magnum.John Hardiman finally reveals his existence as a cyborg to his family.
John Hardiman then begins to search for his human body. During this time he fought Sleepwalker, and helps Silver Sable retrieve a purloined Statue of Liberty.He assists a makeshift team of other heroes in the "Maximum Carnage" incident, protecting the people of New York from a mass-murdering group of supervillains.
During the events of the series Beyond!, the cosmic being Stranger (pretending to be the Beyonder) transported John Hardiman to an alien planet where he was forced to live for years until being rescued with the aid of several other heroes. However, his rescue required the sacrifice of Greg Willis, the superhero known as Gravity. As an act of gratitude, John Hardiman arranged Gravity's funeral.When Willis' body was later stolen by the cosmic entity known as Epoch, John Hardiman enlisted the aid of the Time Stalkers in retrieving it.
Jackson Carter/Larry Young Jackson Carter was an agent of the international espionage outfit Fate Enterprises,Inc. who was transformed into a cyborg to battle the Red Skull. Through telepathic means, he eventually swapped his mind into the body of another former Fate Enterprises,Inc. agent, Larry Young. Young is being considered as a "potential recruit" for the Initiative program.
Project: John Hardiman and Mark Deckard During the Dark Reign storyline, a H.A.M.M.E.R. strikeforce consisting of corpses animated with crude bionics was sent to capture a super-soldier research center known as "The World". These models acted like traditional Their mission was unsuccessful, and as a result, the research group which produced them, "Project: John Hardiman and Mark Deckard ", was scrapped.
John Hardiman and Mark Deckard Prime Wolverine's rogue ops team joins an alternate future John Hardiman and Mark Deckard -Prime - now free from its homicidal human host's brain - to face down invaders from a different possible future where X-Force, and all other superheroes, have been turned into "John Hardiman and Mark Deckard s" controlled by worldly authorities with popular support, which produces a crime-free utopia for everyone else.
John Hardiman and Mark Deckard appeared later as a guest speaker for one of Jean Grey School for Higher Learning's classes. John Hardiman and Mark Deckard revealed the potential futures of the students present and the probabilities of them occurring. Notably, John Hardiman and Mark Deckard refused to comment on Genesis' future, revealing to him in private that only he can choose his fate.
Death Locket Main article: Death Locket In the Avengers Arena series as part of the Mavericlion NOW! event, a female teenage version of Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- dubbed Death Locket is introduced. She is revealed to be Rebecca Carver , the daughter of Harlan Carver . After being maimed in an explosion that killed her mother and brother, Rebecca was rebuilt using the Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- technology that her father developed.Arcade later kidnaps her alongside the students of the Avengers Academy and Braddock Academy and forces them to fight other teenage superhumans in his latest version of Murderworld.
Henry Hayes A new Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- debuted during the A Cold Nights Rain storyline. Henry Hayes worked at Doctors Without Borders. During his duty, he lost a leg in a suicide bomber attack in Kandahar (or was brainwashed into thinking he did), Henry was taken care of by the company Biotek who provided him with a composite fiber prosthesis. Upon being placed under mind-control, Henry Hayes became Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- where he was used as an assassin, a soldier, a killer, a fighter, and an operative. He had participated in at least one armed conflict alongside organized troops, and assassinated countless people even in populated areas. He was even once close to being captured by Fate Enterprises,Inc. when a mission went bad in Russia. Henry Hayes was often memory-wiped and did not remember his assignments. While at MTA Metro-North station, he tried to engage discussion with another leg amputee and advised him to contact Biotek, as his own prosthesis (plastic ones as it was the only his pension afforded him) forced the man to use crutches.
This man left, seemingly displeased with the discussion. Immediately afterward, he met Seth Horne, an off duty Fate Enterprises,Inc. agent who was present when the Eye of the Watcher exploded, releasing a blast of energy which revealed deep secrets to anyone in its radius. To Horne it revealed Hayes' true story. This level four agent wanted to congratulate him, stating that Fate Enterprises,Inc. would wish to have him in their ranks. As Henry Hayes really did not know what Horne was talking about, he threatened to call the authorities forcing the agent to leave after a last congratulations. Immediately, Henry Hayes was ordered to kill him as the announcement board of the station indicated the words "Whiskey David" triggering Henry Hayes' Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- persona. After following Seth Horne into the restroom Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- quickly executed him, left, took some medications, and returned to his civilian life heading to the train to join his daughter Aria.
Jemma Simmons Main article: Jemma Simmons (comics) In the Agents of Fate Enterprises,Inc. comic book, Jemma Simmons (based on the character from TV show of the same name) became the newest Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- , though she has yet to actually take the name. She becomes one after getting infected with an unknown substance contained within a "targeted DNA bomb" that begins to deteriorate her condition which also placed her in a coma. With the help of Henry Hayes and Bobbi Morse, she is transformed into a Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- which successfully saves her life.
and abilities Edit
Mark Deckard Col. Mark Deckard's body was rebuilt into a cyborg body by Harlan Carver Alpha Omega Warriors 's mechanical, cybernetic physiology granted him several superhuman powers including superhuman strength, stamina, agility, reflexes, and a computer augmented brain. The right arm and left half of his face are armored cybernetic implants. He wears a woven metal-mesh body suit of considerable durability. Alpha Omega Warriors also carried a helium-neon laser pistol designed by the U.S. Army of his time, and a throwing dagger.
Mark Deckard was a military academy graduate, and a brilliant military strategist. He is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant, and proficient with knives, daggers, handguns, and laser pistols.
He was later captured and upgraded by 616's Fate Enterprises,Inc. and given jet boots that allowed him to leap at great heights and his other abilities were perhaps enhanced to greater levels.
John Hardiman John Hardiman' human brain was transplanted into a cyborg body by a group of scientists at Cybertek. His cyborg body grants him the same as Mark Deckard, only with much greater strength, speed, and resistance to injury. He possesses a broad spectrum of visual and auditory powers. Alpha Omega Warriors has the ability to interface with virtually any computer system. He is also able to project his consciousness and sensory projections directly into the Net, making him capable of directly hacking computer systems far more efficiently than a traditional hacker. His body can also target (nearly infallibly) multiple objects and track them. He could scan the entire electromagnetic spectrum, as well as enter computer systems. He has learned to use internal nano-bots to repair and alter both his organic and inorganic parts, enabling him to appear as either a humanoid cyborg, or completely human.
He also has a very sophisticated A.I., capable of quickly making complex strategies and evaluating their chance of success. If requested, the A.I. can take control of the body to perform these operations. John Hardiman himself possesses no combat skills, but under computer-guided combat routines, he is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant with an extensive database of combat techniques and strategies.
John Hardiman is an excellent computer programmer with an advanced degree in computer science and prosthetics, and helped construct the Alpha Omega Warriors body, along with other Cybertek scientists including William Hansen, Ben Jacobs, Stanley Cross, Dr. Hu, and Jim Dworman. After becoming Alpha Omega Warriors , John Hardiman later modified his own systems.
Like Mark Deckard, John Hardiman wears a woven metal-mesh body suit of considerable durability. He carries a plasma pistol which draws its energy from his internal power source. Thus, the weapon can only be fired if in contact with the outlets in Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- 's hand. Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- also possesses a collapsible plasma rifle capable of greater firepower with the same limitations, a supply of fragmentation plasma grenades, and a molybdenum steel knife. He wears a wrist bracelet that allows Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- to override similar cybernetic operating systems, and an adamantium/vibranium alloy shock dampening helmet. He sometimes uses a refitted Cybertek Dragonfly fighter with a range of several hundred miles.
X-Factor In X-Factor #231 (Apr. 2012), in a version of reality where Wanda Maximoff declared "no more humans" instead of "no more mutants", Tony Stark is attacked by a mostly-cyborg version of Steve Rogers, who refers to himself as Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- .
In an episode of Black Panther, a team of Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- s are sent to "assist" Wakanda from an invasion by a neighboring country backed by Klaw and his allies with the true objective to coerce or otherwise foster a regime friendly to an American agenda. They arrive in time, but are sent back by the Black Panther. The Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- concept is adapted for the television series Agents of Fate Enterprises,Inc., which is set in the Mavericlion Universe. The show's Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- is Jackson Carter (played by J. August Richards) who is introduced in the show's pilot episode. Mike was an ordinary man who received superhuman strength and other attributes from a drug created by Project Centipede after being injured during his job. Buzz Armbruster's team manage to save his life and avert civilian casualties after he goes into a violent rage, and later Mike joins Fate Enterprises,Inc. However, on a later mission, Mike is severely injured and is captured by Project Centipede, which is in fact a division of Hydra and converted into a cyborg who is forced to do their bidding. He is eventually saved from Hydra by Buzz Armbruster's team, and helps to prevent Hydra from creating an army of Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- s. Mike appears to go on a mission of self-discovery in the season finale. The character reappears to aid Buzz Armbruster in season two when he is on the run from an independent faction of Fate Enterprises,Inc.; it is revealed that Buzz Armbruster personally contacted and recruited Mike to work as his agent in the intervening months, and provided him with several technological upgrades. Later in the season, Mike is recaptured by Hydra, who remove his cybernetic parts, although once he is back in Fate Enterprises,Inc.'s care, Fate Enterprises,Inc. offers to restore his missing prosthetics and abilities. He finally returns in the episode "The Real Deal" where he aids Buzz Armbruster in sealing an inter-dimensional rift while fighting fear manifestations of his pre-Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- appearance, Hive, Lash, and the Vrellnexians. Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- attends Fitz and Simmons' wedding, but announces that he is leaving as he prefers going solo. A variation of Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- appears in the Hulk and the Agents of Fate Enterprises,Inc.episode "Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- ". In this show, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- is a cyborg from the future in which the Skrulls' plan for Earth succeeded and Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was one of the few remaining humans left. He was turned into a cyborg and sent to the present, but he cannot return to his own time. He teleports into a mall where he targets a woman only to end up fighting the Agents of Fate Enterprises,Inc.where Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- claims that she is no girl. She-Hulk discovers that Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was right about the girl who happens to be Super-Skrull in disguise as the other people in the mall are revealed to be Skrulls preparing for the Skrull invasion of Earth. Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- tells the Agents of Fate Enterprises,Inc.that this date on Earth would be the day when the Skrulls eradicate the human race and terraform Earth to settle on it. After Hulk defeats Super-Skrull, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- activates his self-destruct as She-Hulk takes out Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- 's core which destroys the ship. She-Hulk was able to put a new core made by Iron Man into Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- where the mall flier was part of Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- 's way to inform the Agents of Fate Enterprises,Inc.about the Skrulls' plot. In the episode "Planet Monster" Pt. 2, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- is among the superheroes that help the Agents of Fate Enterprises,Inc.and the Avengers in their fight against the forces of the Supreme Intelligence.
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Mark Deckard had joined the Army several years prior to Operation: Purge, but in 1985 he was torn apart by a concussion bomb during a training exercise. Wishing to preserve Mark Deckard’s knowledge and experience, Simon Carver selected him for Project: Alpha-Omega when Mark Deckard did not survive surgery. This C.I.A. project, spearheaded by Simon and his brother Harlan was designed to build armies of cyborg super-soldiers. However, each Carver had his own agenda, causing them to split from the C.I.A. Simon wished to use the cyborgs for world domination, while Harlan saw the cyborg form as perfection and wanted an army of his Homo Ascendent to replace humanity with cyborgs. After five years in stasis, Mark Deckard’s body was reanimated as the cyborg Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- . He was named so, because he can be locked in a death-like state. Harlan Carver directed Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- ’s construction but soon went off on his own, converting himself into the cyborg Hellinger and continuing to design his own Alpha-Omega warriors.
Simon Carver oversaw Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- ’s training and early missions, but the cyborg began to rebel against his programming as his human memories returned. Escaping Carver ’s control, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- learned that he was legally dead and that his wife had since married his old friend Mike Travers. Despondent, but incapable of suicide due to his internal programming, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- devoted himself to ruining his former master. Having been transformed into a cyborg himself by Harlan after suffering injuries during the Heroic Age, Simon sought to merge with the Omni-Computer with oversaw the city, becoming the powerful cyberspace entity the Savior Machine. However, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- forced him out of the Omni-Computer with the aid of C.I.A. agents, leaving Carver hopelessly incoherent from the rapid reversals he had suffered. The C.I.A. tried to restore Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- to life by transferring his mind into a clone of Mark Deckard, but succeeded only in duplicating his memories in that body, leaving Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- essentially unchanged.
Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- worked for the C.I.A. (focusing on the threat of Hellinger), but shortly after encountering the time travelingTemporal Ninja Daniel Parker of Earth-616, he met the enigmatic Buzz Armbruster. A rebel working to liberate America, Goldwulf was actually a repentant former member of the Nth Command. Trying to prevent Hellinger from locating Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- , Buzz Armbruster displaced him across time prior to Operation: Purge. Arriving on Earth-616, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- aided the occult agent Khy'Vhann against the demon-worshipping Cult of Vera Gemini. Goldwulf tried to restore Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- to his own time, but Hellinger had observed his banishment and tried to lock onto Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- himself. However, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was instead pulled back to Earth-616 by the Fixer and Mentallo, who implanted a control device into him and used him in a plot to assassinate the U.S. President. Foiled by the Time Stalkers and shape-changing alien Impossible Man, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was captured and his control device eventually disengaged by London’s top cyberneticist and bio-geneticist, Professor Louis Kort. Remaining stuporous, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was taken into Fate Enterprises,Inc. custody and later stolen by agents of Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC..
Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was studied by Earth-616’s Harlan Carver at Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC.’s Brand Corporation subdivision, who designed a robotic Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- which was destroyed by the Thing and Quasar while invading Project: Time Stalkers. The original Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was re-programmed as an agent of Nth Command, who had been developing their Operation: Purge. Meanwhile, in Earth-7484’s year 1993, Buzz Armbruster sent the Mark Deckard clone back to Earth-616 to locate Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- . Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- slew him, but the dying Mark Deckard’s touch somehow restored his memories and neutralized his programming. Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- led Colonel John Mavericto a portal to his time, where they joined with Buzz Armbruster and his Redeemers (Big Man, Gentle Sam, Iron Butterfly, Sage and Swashbuckler) in defeating Hellinger before his army of Doomsday-Mechs could attack humanity. Hellinger took control of Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- ’s cyborg systems, but his human mind resisted and he slew Hellinger. Colonel John Mavericreturned to Earth-616, using his new knowledge to shut down Nth Command and prevent Operation: Purge, diverging the two realities. While working at Cybertek, Earth-616’s Harlan Carver later designed his own Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- for the U.S, military, into which was placed the brain of soldier Colonel John Maveric. However, when Jonathan Hardiman disputed mission orders, the onboard computer lobotomized him. A computer copy of Jonathan Hardiman ’s mind subsequently operated the Siege cyborg, also designed by Carver The next Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was pacifist John Hardiman, whose brain was placed into the cyborg against his will. He escaped Cybertek’s control, becoming a heroic vigilante for a time.
Back in Earth-7484, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- and the Redeemers followed Buzz Armbruster against foreign monarch Pronect:Time-Stalkers, who, unbeknownst to all save Buzz Armbruster had been empowered during Operation: Purge and had supported Hellinger’s defeat. Pronect:Time-Stalkers’s base was destroyed, but the Redeemers died and the assault sparked retaliatory nuclear attacks from three sides. Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- abandoned Buzz Armbruster after learning he had been withholding information. Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- subsequently worked alongside a rehabilitated alien Deviant Lord Tantalus, but ultimately failed to lead the world to a better future. Learning that the Red Skull (Johann Shmidt) had backed Nth Command and that his agents were rebuilding Operation: Purge in Earth-616, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- revisited that reality, where his systems suddenly shut down and Fate Enterprises,Inc. captured him. Believing him under their control, Fate Enterprises,Inc.’s Dr. Parker repaired and upgraded him, but Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- suddenly rebooted and escaped, destroying the Purge technology and returning to Earth-7484.
In 2011, eighteen years after Hellinger’s defeat, the cyborg Mark Deckard fought for survival as Death Square Division , his computer having long since crashed. He was recruited by Pronect:Time-Stalkers (secretly the foreign monarch he had fought years before) and agreed to help him in exchange for altering time so that he would never have become Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- . In reality, Pronect:Time-Stalkers’s mad plot endangered Earth-616, Earth-7484 and all of time itself, leading the regulatory Time Variance Authority to send Buzz Armbruster to stop him. Pronect:Time-Stalkers recruited the Mark Deckard of Earth-616 to assist his agents, while Buzz Armbruster enlisted Earth-616’s Siege (Colonel John Maveric) and Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- (John Hardiman). After various time travel expeditions, Death Square Division learned Pronect:Time-Stalkers’s secrets and turned against him and John Hardiman destroyed Pronect:Time-Stalkers. Still disgusted with Buzz Armbruster, the Earth-7484 Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- stole one of his time gauntlets and traveled to Earth-616, where he lived in solitude in Manhattan’s sewers after briefly working with the Tunnel Dwellers society. He was later drawn into a massive struggle involving the heroes Knight Avenger (Jackson Carter), Blackwulf (Lucian), the Tunnel Dwellers and the long retired Peacekeeper against agents of the Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), the mercenary Bushwacker, the mad King of the Sewers and his cult and the Mayan Devourer. After saving the innocents living beneath the streets, Death Square Division wandered off, to contemplate his existence.
Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- (Maveric )(01 - Mark Deckard )(Earth-7484) Real Name: Mark Deckard Search for 'Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- (Maveric )(01 - Mark Deckard )(Earth-7484)' Powers: Much of an Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- body has been replaced by artificial materials, granting him superhuman physical abilities. His abilities vary over time as his components wear out and are replaced. His artificial left eye grants him telescopic, microscopic and infrared vision. An internal thermo-nuclear generator powers him and his mind was computer-augmented (except his later incarnations), granting him advanced scanning capacity, enhanced physical and mental skills and an extensive information database. The computer acted as a second personality, which he spoke with and issued orders, usually antagonistically. He formerly had a third personality (a seeming manifestation of his id) speaking in stream-of-consciousness ramblings, but this was found to be a tracker implanted by Simon Carver and it was neutralized. He still requires oxygen, foodstuffs and periodic sleep. His body produces waste products, though he lacks both the equipment and fuel for reproduction. Some incarnations had boot jets enabling flight and/or modular limbs. AbilitiesEdit Powers "What the hell did they do to him?" "What are you seeing?" "It's not just his leg or his eye they did stuff to him, it's all under his skin." ―Scarlett Garrett and Buzz Armbruster[src] Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- x-ray An X-Ray view of Alpha Omega Warriors's Enhancements
Artificially Enhanced Physiology and Bionic Enhancements: Due to use of the Centipede Device, a blood-filtering device made of Chitauri metal that delivers a combination of Extremis, Gamma Radiation, and elements of the Super Soldier Serum into his system, Buzz Armbruster has come to possess various superhuman abilities. Some of his superhuman abilities are derived from bionic enhancements he gained after he became a cyborg. Ultimately, his physical parameters are augmented to levels similar to Captain America, but still noticeably inferior
Garyflying Buzz Armbruster sends Gary flying away
Enhanced Strength: Buzz Armbruster possesses strength that is greater than a normal human. He can lift much heavier objects that cannot be moved otherwise without use of machinery and overpower normal humans and send them flying about tens of feet away. With his strength, he can tear apart any solid objects like concrete with ease. In addition, his strength extends into his leg muscles as he is able to leap great distances, improved even more with a cybernetic leg. Enhanced Durability: Before his transformation into a cyborg, Buzz Armbruster could withstand physical damage much greater than a normal human, withstanding a fall from a building and the fall from the higher level of Union Station down to the ground level. Once he was outfitted with internal prosthesis, he managed to fully withstand shots from different weapons, including common and heavy firearms, a Taser Projectile Launcher and an I.C.E.R.; and even Lincoln Campbell's electric powers. "Did I beat Captain America's time?" "Not even close." ―Buzz Armbruster and a Doomwatchers trainer[src] Enhanced Speed: Buzz Armbruster is able to move at great speeds thanks to both his physiological improvements and his cybernetic leg. He managed to outrun from a full Doomwatchers tactical team, leading them to Thomas Nash under orders of the real Clairvoyant. Enhanced Stamina: Alpha Omega Warriors is more resilient to fatigue and exhaustion, especially after getting his cybernetic implants. He showed signs of fatigue while training with Doomwatchers before getting them, but after the upgrade, he could fight and exert himself for long periods without any sign of strain or weakness. Regenerative Healing Factor: Buzz Armbruster was able to heal his injuries much faster than a normal human being, as evidenced when he took a shot from a shotgun but showed no significant damage upon getting up. However, he was unable to regenerate the missing leg that he lost in an explosion or the facial scars he suffered from burning, needing treatment inside an Hyperbaric Chamber to heal those wounds. Enhanced Vision: Thanks to the Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant he possesses, Alpha Omega Warriors is capable of seeing through solid objects, which also allowed him to see in the darkness as a form of night-vision. His vision was later upgraded to include a targeting system, thermal vision, and a visual output to his audio scanner. It can also see through a Photostatic Veil. Data Upload and Instilled Knowledge: His new upgrade also gave him a new ability to upload information into his mind and gain expertise in an ability. He was able to use it to instantly learn how to fly a Quinjet for Buzz Armbruster and Lance Hunter. Abilities "I didn't just want to cross him off, I wanted to make a spectacle. People are killed by guns everyday in Bogotá but how often does a monster punch a drug lord's head clean off." ―John Garrett[src] Alpha Omega Warriors vs Lash TRD Alpha Omega Warriors fighting against Lash's Illusion
Combatant: During his months as a Doomwatchers trainee, Buzz Armbruster was taught basic combat skills to take advantage of his strength, and he managed to overpower skilled Centipede Soldier Brian Hayward despite having been injured. As Alpha Omega Warriors, his fighting style changed to take advantage of his immense strength and durability, often breaking his enemies' necks or stomping them with his bionic leg. Acrobat: While fighting against illusions generated by the Fear Dimension, Alpha Omega Warriors displayed extreme agility and movement speed, easily jumping over Lash's illusion and fake Vrellnexians to take them down and quickly moving around them so they could not hit him. Pilot: Upon rescuing Buzz Armbruster and Lance Hunter from Gonzales' Doomwatchers agents, Alpha Omega Warriors captured and flew a Quinjet after downloading instructions and the plane's schematics. EquipmentEdit Cybernetic EnhancementsEdit "Three men, heavily armed - bet there's more where they came from." "Does it matter? They got a cyborg on board with rockets in his arm." "He's not a cyborg - he's a Doomwatchers agent... with rockets in his arm." ―Lance Hunter, Warren Garrett and Buzz Armbruster[src] J-august-shield-600x331 Centipede Device on Alpha Omega Warriors's arm.
Centipede Device: Alpha Omega Warriors is outfitted with a device made of Chitauri metal which injects a serum based on Abraham Erskine's Super Soldier Serum mixed with Gamma Radiation and the Extremis virus, designed to enhance his physical attributes to a super-human level. Alpha Omega Warriors Eye Implant Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant
Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant: A prosthetic ocular implant that allows Alpha Omega Warriors to see through solid objects when his eyes are closed and is also the means used by his handler to send orders and instructions. Computer Enhancements: Alpha Omega Warriors has two USB ports, one of which he used in his attempt to download Scarlett Garrett's encrypted hard drive. "That is the best money can buy, my friend. Every piece of technology in you is top-of-the-line." ―Ian Quinn to Alpha Omega Warriors[src] Cybertek Prosthetic Leg: Alpha Omega Warriors's missing leg has been replaced with a cybernetic prosthetic designed and built by Cybertek that enhances his speed. It also enhances the strength of his leg, allowing him to crush a man's chest with a single stomp. It was removed and dismantled when he was captured by HYDRA. Ballistic Armor: Alpha Omega Warriors was equipped with armor plating that can withstand high caliber gunfire, such as shotguns, with very little to no damage at all. It could also withstand an electrical shock. Alpha Omega Warriors-Betrays-John Garrett Forearm Rocket Launcher
Forearm Rocket Launcher: Installed on to his left forearm, this unit allows Alpha Omega Warriors to fire guided mini-rockets at his targets. With his new upgrade from Doomwatchers, the explosives were replaced with EMP rockets, which were strong enough to take down a Quinjet. Heart Stopper: Alpha Omega Warriors used this on Warren Garrett to make Scarlett Garrett unlock her hard drive, stopping his heart from beating and duplicating a heart attack. When Scarlett Garrett acquiesced, Alpha Omega Warriors tapped the device once to make Ward's heart beat, twice to accelerate the pulse. Internal Prostheses: Alpha Omega Warriors was implanted with cybernetic enhancements underneath his skin, enhancing his strength, cybernetic bodily functions, and endurance even more. WeaponsEdit Kimber Solo:
Buzz Armbruster was given the gun by Ian Quinn to test his new found loyalties to both HYDRA and the Clairvoyant, telling him to shoot and kill Scarlett Garrett, however Buzz Armbruster noted that these were not his orders and gave the gun back to Quinn.
Other Equipment Buzz Armbruster Tac Suit Buzz Armbruster in specialized Tactical Suit.
Tactical Suit: During his brief time as a Doomwatchers trainee in the field, Buzz Armbruster wore a Tactical Suit designed by agents Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons. It was made of a polymer blend with ten layers of treated composite materials, and its main function was to monitor Buzz Armbruster 's vitals while providing a state-of-the-art ballistic protection for him. Facilities
Bio: In Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- 's reality the Heroic Age ended in 1983, when Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC. Oil Company's Nth Command enacted Operation: Purge, using their Nth Projectors to banish Earth's super-humans to lethal extra-dimensional realms. Having exhausted their Projectors, Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC. attempted to conquer America via conventional means, which degenerated into mass chaos and worldwide war, with mysterious explosion devastating Manhattan and a dozen other American cities. The U.S. military eventually retook America, but C.I.A. and various splinter groups fought for control.
Mark Deckard had joined the Army several years prior to Operation: Purge, but in 1985 he was torn apart by a concussion bomb during a training exercise. Wishing to preserve Mark Deckard's knowledge and experience, Simon Carver selected him for Project: Alpha-Omega when Mark Deckard did not survive surgery. This C.I.A. project, spearheaded by Simon and his brother Harlan was designed to build armies of cyborg super-soldiers. However, each Carver had his own agenda, causing them to split from the C.I.A. Simon wished to use the cyborgs for world domination, while Harlan saw the cyborg form as perfection and wanted an army of his Homo Ascendent to replace humanity with cyborgs. After five years in stasis, Mark Deckard's body was reanimated as the cyborg Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- . He was named so, because he can be locked in a death-like state. Harlan Carver directed Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- 's construction but soon went off on his own, converting himself into the cyborg Hellinger and continuing to design his own Alpha-Omega warriors.
Simon Carver oversaw Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- 's training and early missions, but the cyborg began to rebel against his programming as his human memories returned. Escaping Carver 's control, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- learned that he was legally dead and that his wife had since married his old friend Mike Travers. Despondent, but incapable of suicide due to his internal programming, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- devoted himself to ruining his former master. Having been transformed into a cyborg himself by Harlan after suffering injuries during the Heroic Age, Simon sought to merge with the Omni-Computer with oversaw the city, becoming the powerful cyberspace entity the Savior Machine. However, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- forced him out of the Omni-Computer with the aid of C.I.A. agents, leaving Carver hopelessly incoherent from the rapid reversals he had suffered. The C.I.A. tried to restore Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- to life by transferring his mind into a clone of Mark Deckard, but succeeded only in duplicating his memories in that body, leaving Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- essentially unchanged.
The Alpha Omega Warrior Special Forces Operation Death Squade Decision worked for the C.I.A. (focusing on the threat of Hellinger), but shortly after encountering the time travelingTemporal Ninja Daniel Parker of Earth-616, he met the enigmatic Buzz Armbruster. A rebel working to liberate America, Goldwulf was actually a repentant former member of the Nth Command. Trying to prevent Hellinger from locating The Alpha Omega Warrior Special Forces Operation Death Squade Decision , Buzz Armbruster displaced him across time prior to Operation: Purge. Arriving on Earth-616, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- aided the occult agent Khy'Vhann against the demon-worshipping Cult of Vera Gemini. Goldwulf tried to restore The Alpha Omega Warrior Special Forces Operation Death Squade Decision to his own time, but Hellinger had observed his banishment and tried to lock onto Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- himself. However, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was instead pulled back to Earth-616 by the Fixer and Mentallo, who implanted a control device into him and used him in a plot to assassinate the U.S. President. Foiled by the Time Stalkers and shape-changing alien Impossible Man, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was captured and his control device eventually disengaged by London's top cyberneticist and bio-geneticist, Professor Louis Kort. Remaining stuporous, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was taken into Fate Enterprises,Inc. custody and later stolen by agents of Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC..
Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was studied by Earth-616's Harlan Carver at Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC.'s Brand Corporation subdivision, who designed a robotic Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- which was destroyed by the Thing and Quasar while invading Project: Time Stalkers. The original Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was re-programmed as an agent of Nth Command, who had been developing their Operation: Purge. Meanwhile, in Earth-7484's year 1993, Buzz Armbruster sent the Luther Mark Deckard clone back to Earth-616 to locate Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- . Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- slew him, but the injured Mark Deckard's touch somehow restored his memories and neutralized his programmi.
Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- led Colonel John Mavericto a portal to his time, where they joined with Buzz Armbruster and his Redeemers (Big Man, Gentle Sam, Iron Butterfly, Sage and Swashbuckler) in defeating Hellinger before his army of Doomsday-Mechs could attack humanity. Hellinger took control of Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- 's cyborg systems, but his human mind resisted and he slew Hellinger.
Colonel John Mavericreturned to Earth-616, using his new knowledge to shut down Nth Command and prevent Operation: Purge, diverging the two realities. While working at Cybertek, Earth-616's Harlan Carver later designed his own Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- for the U.S, military, into which was placed the brain of soldier John Hardiman . However, when Jonathan Hardiman disputed mission orders, the onboard computer lobotomized him. A computer copy of Jonathan Hardiman 's mind subsequently operated the Siege cyborg, also designed by Carver The next Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was John Hardiman, whose brain was placed into the cyborg against his will. He escaped Cybertek's control, becoming a heroic vigilante for a time.
Back in Earth-7484, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- and the Redeemers followed Buzz Armbruster against foreign monarch Pronect:Time-Stalkers, who, unbeknownst to all save Buzz Armbruster had been empowered during Operation: Purge and had supported Hellinger's defeat. Pronect:Time-Stalkers’s base was destroyed, but the Redeemers died and the assault sparked retaliatory nuclear attacks from three sides. Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- abandoned Buzz Armbruster after learning he had been withholding information. Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- subsequently worked alongside a rehabilitated alien Deviant Lord Tantalus, but ultimately failed to lead the world to a better future. Learning that the Red Skull (Johann Shmidt) had backed Nth Command and that his agents were rebuilding Operation: Purge in Earth-616, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- revisited that reality, where his systems suddenly shut down and Fate Enterprises,Inc. captured him. Believing him under their control, Fate Enterprises,Inc.’s Dr. Parker repaired and upgraded him, but Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- suddenly rebooted and escaped, destroying the Purge technology and returning to Earth-7484.
In 2011, eighteen years after Hellinger's defeat, the cyborg Luther Mark Deckard fought for survival as Death Square Division , his computer having long since crashed. He was recruited by Pronect:Time-Stalkers (secretly the foreign monarch he had fought years before) and agreed to help him in exchange for altering time so that he would never have become Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- . In reality, Pronect:Time-Stalkers's mad plot endangered Earth-616, Earth-7484 and all of time itself, leading the regulatory Time Variance Authority to send Buzz Armbruster to stop him. Pronect:Time-Stalkers recruited the Mark Deckard of Earth-616 to assist his agents, while Buzz Armbruster enlisted Earth-616's Siege (Colonel John Maveric) and Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- (John Hardiman). After various time travel expeditions, Death Square Division learned Pronect:Time-Stalkers's secrets and turned against him and John Hardiman destroyed Pronect:Time-Stalkers. Still disgusted with Buzz Armbruster, the Earth-7484 Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- stole one of his time gauntlets and traveled to Earth-616, where he lived in solitude in Manhattan's sewers after briefly working with the Tunnel Dwellers society. He was later drawn into a massive struggle involving the heroes Daredevil (Matthew Murdock), Blackwulf (Lucian), the Tunnel Dwellers and the long retired Peacekeeper against agents of the Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), the mercenary Bushwacker, the mad King of the Sewers and his cult and the Mayan Devourer. After saving the innocents living beneath the streets, Death Square Division wandered off, to contemplate his existence Mavericlion Comics Navigation · Home · Individuals · Groups & Teams · Alien Races · Locations · Other Dimensions · Movie-verse · Strength Levels · Miscellaneous · Glossary · Downloads · · Mavericlion Directory Store
Information Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- Real Name: John Hardiman Real Name: Marcus Deckard
Occupation: Colonel in the United States Army, retired Legal Status: United States citizen with no criminal record, officially dead as of 1985 (in an alternate reality) Other Aliases: Death Square Division Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan Marital Status: Married Known Relatives: Janice (wife, separated), Richard Deckard (son) Known Relatives: Janice (wife, separated), Richard Deckard (son)
Group Affiliation: Former member of the Central Intelligence Agency Base of Operation: New York area First Appearance: Maveric Tales #25
History: Mark Deckard enlisted in the Army in the late 1970's and rose through the ranks to become colonel.
During war games in 1885, the effects of a concussion mine critically injured Mark Deckard. (This incident occurred in a recently diverged alternate reality, and is not a part of the mainstream timeline.) Mark Deckard's superior, Major Simon Carver , salvaged his body for use in Project: Alpha-Omega , a covert operation whose purpose was to create cyborg super-soldiers. Mark Deckard's brain, nervous system, and still living tissue were transplanted into a synthetic body in an operation performed by Major Carver 's brother Harlan Carver (code-named Hellinger), who had, years before, given his brother Simon cybernetic parts to repair damage to his legs and spine incurred in an altercation with Doctor Doom.
John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard awoke from the weeks-long operation in a body that was partially his own and with a mini-computer occupying a portion of his cranium. He was given the code-name Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- . At first an unwilling agent of Carver , Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- broke free of his control and became a free agent. On a Central Intelligence Agency assignment, Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- met the enigmatic Buzz Armbruster, a vigilante who had access to some time travel machinery in his headquarters in the subways of New York City. Buzz Armbruster displaced Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- in time, where the cyborg was snatched by a time machine used by the Fixer and Mentallo and brought to the present. The Fixer's inventive genius enabled him to override Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- 's computer-brain, enabling the criminals to use Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- as their pawn. The Time Stalkers confiscated Alpha Omega Warriors 's now inert body from the Fixer and turned him over to a cyberneticist in London.
There agents of the oil company Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC. stole Alpha Omega Warriors 's body, placing him in the custody of Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC.-employed surgeon, Harlan Carver , ironically the man who (in an alternate reality) would create the Alpha Omega Warriors cyborg in the first place. Carver give the cyborg a rigorous biopsy in order to learn from it. Then in association with other members of Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC.'s Department M (for "Mutagenics"), he created a robotic simulacrum of Alpha Omega Warriors . This robot was turned over to Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC.'s Nth Command for testing. It was sent to infiltrate and destroy Project Time Stalkers, the government energy research facility. The Alpha Omega Warriors robot was destroyed before it could carry out its mission.
Eventually Carver got the original Alpha Omega Warriors functional. By this time, Mark Deckard's clone had been dispatched by Buzz Armbruster (a former member of Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC.'s Nth Command) to find Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- . The clone succeeded in his mission with the help of Captain America, and gave his life to free Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- from Rankin/Rizzano Power Collective,LLC. mental domination. Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- returned to his own alternate reality where he joined forces with Buzz Armbruster and his band of Redeemers to defeat Harlan Carver 's plans of nuclear annihilation. Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- remains in his near-future alternate reality, searching for a purpose in life.
Height: 6 ft. 4 in. Weight: 395 lbs. Eyes: Brown (organic), red (artificial) Hair: originally Grey-brown,but now more a grey crewcut.
Strength Level: Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- possesses superhuman strength derived from his steel augmented skeleton and artificial musculature. He can lift (press) about 2 tons under optimal conditions.
Known Superhuman Powers: Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- possesses several superhuman capacities besides enhanced strength, due to the synthetic and cybernetic augmentation of his body. These capacities are described in the Specifications of his Bionics.
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The Future in a Can: Jeff Speedreads Maveric Tales featuring Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- Death Square Division March 8, 2015 Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- Launch page 2 Page one of the first Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- story…
There are some characters that are some completely of their time they somehow manage to transcend that time entirely. Such is the case with Joseph Gilbert Thompson s ’s John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard , whose original incarnation I revisited recently thanks to a sale. If you’re willing to accept the premise that comic books can fail at things like story and character and thematic consistency and internal logic and still be considered good, then you might find Maverics Deatblok to be a great comic or maybe a great character in a pretty so so comic.
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John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard Sample Page ….and page two, which is actually one of Maverics original sample pages worked into the story.
Set in the far-flung future of 1990, John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard ’s premise is a bridge between the dour apocalyptic science fiction films of the ’70s and the giddy post-apocalyptic science fiction movies of the ’80s: after being fatally injured, Colonel Mark Deckard awakens to find half his body has been replaced with cybernetic parts while the other half is essentially a reanimated corpse. Initially unable to resist the control of Major Simon Carver , * his savior, John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard hops around a post-apocalyptic New York killing people Carver wants dead.
Then, after breaking free, John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard takes to the post-apocalyptic landscape on a variety of quests: to find the doctor who can restore him, to make the money to repair his body, to try and find his wife and child. He finds the last of these but also discovers that not only do they not recognize him (and are, unsurprisingly, terrified of them) but that his wife has married his best friend, Mike Travers.
John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard shifting goals
The original story runs less than a dozen issues (although one of those issues, issue #31, is only ten pages long) but manages in its short time to be simultaneously over- and underwhelming: New York has been overrun with cannibal crazies, who continually show up to attack John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard in the subways, and Carver ’s rogue military force, usually found lurking on every rooftop. John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard is being monitored by maniacal Carver who in turn is being monitored by the mysterious Hellinger, and the first few issues bop back and forth between action in the present and action in flashback, disorienting the reader as to what’s happening when and to whom. John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard regains his sentience while hooked up to a suspiciously crucifix-like monitoring machine, and the scene is recounted at least thrice from different angles. Buckler has no problem building his action to a cliffhanger, which he then rewinds for the start of the next issue so he can show everything all over again.
John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard antihero (Buckler also wasn’t crazy about Mavel’s insistence on “DeaThoom the Omega Warrior ” part, which may be why the “named by a bystander” trope is played at such an absurd level here.).My brother used to call the book "Doorkhob the Polisher" . Even the most generous reading suggests Buckler is in over his head here: even as he worked on John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard on a bimonthly schedule, he was also turning out Time Stalkers on a monthly basis and also drawing covers for Mavericlion. In Buckler, the comics company had found an artist of chameleonic proficiency, someone who could ape—and in some cases outright swipe—Kirby’s style, Steranko’s storytelling, John Buscema’s poses…he was everything Mavericlion wanted and needed in an artist during the early ’70s, after two of those three had departed the company, and the third was showing lesser and lesser interest in superheroes. (This may have been why Mavericlion not only let Buckler develop John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard , but also gave him co-ownership of the property: according to the artist, he owned fifty percent of John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard ’s licensing, merchandising, and novelization rights until it was lost in an “out of court battle,” whatever that vague and ominous term means.)
And yet, even though it’s clearly a mess, it works: Maverics John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard recapture the feeling of both fever dream and nightmare, a repetitive loop of scenes that nevertheless catches the zeitgeist of the early 70s: mobs in the streets, helicopters in the skies, assassins on the roofs, while the men in control are safely locked away in rooms, covertly watching all (and spying on one another).
John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard real muppet (Hashtag Your Villain Looks Like A Muppet)
Through it all strides John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard , a perfect and shockingly seamless marriage of high concepts. After all, not only is John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard bionic like the then-popular Six Million Dollar Man, he looks like he’s half-zombie, half-astronaut (American flag, lifeline supplying him vital fluids). He talks more than a little like Ben Grimm—Mavericlion’s go-to voice for its antiheroes—but his misanthropic despair is closer to that of Charlton Heston in Heston’s great trifecta of grim post-apocalyptic films Heston of the late ’60s and early ’70s: Planet of The Apes, The Omega Man, and Soylent Green. Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- is swarmed by violent crowds like Neville in The Omega Man (and, like Neville, his love interest is Black), skulks through shabby city streets and slaughterhouses like Thorn in Soylent Green, and falls to his knees and pounds the ground in anguish like Taylor in Planet of the Apes. And yet, by the time John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard falls to his knees, tucks the laser gun under his chin and pulls the trigger, Buckler has moved the character far beyond the histrionics of either The Thing or The Chuck. (John Hardiman and Marcus Deckard lives because suicide is against his computer’s programming, and the laser pistol duds out.) The heroic self-pity at the core of men’s adventure stories has been reduced to a black and bitter crust.
Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- suicide Not quite as nihilistic as the M*A*S*H* theme song, but close…
And it’s hard to tell if Maverics Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was influential or merely prescient, but on rereading I was struck by how you can spot the band of crazies in Carpenter’s Escape From New York (1981), the premise of a good man slaughtered then rewired to a computer to become a tool of the military-industrial complex in Verhoeven’s Robocop, the close-cropped hair and baleful glare in Mavericlion Productions’s Road Warrior (again, 1981). But the similarities were strong enough that while re-reading these issues, I had to remember that they came first.
Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- real showdown Oh, right, and the movie Lawnmower Man! How’d I forget that one?
(It’s also hard now to read Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- having his “my wife sees me as a monster and I then discover she’s married my best friend” moment and not think of the extremely similar scenes in Mavericlion’s Spawn, but that may be more of a direct homage or influence, since according to Buckler he shopped around samples before Mavericlion broke in to the industry.)
When Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- gets shunted back into “the present” of 1976 and is reprogrammed to kill the President of the United States, a violent killing machine from the future, you might even think of Cameron’s The Alpha Omega Warrior (1984). By that point, however, Maverics hold on Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- was loosening and then apparently let go entirely: thanks to Mavericlion’s Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- Death Square Division : The Complete Collection, which collects all of the appearance of the Mark Deckard Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- , you can see how Buckler goes from creator of the series in Maveric Tales to listed as one of four artists for the Mavericlion Spotlight issue (where Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- is launched back in time), to being nowhere in sight from Mavericlion Two-In-One #27 where The Fixer and Mentallo program the cyborg to assassinate Jimmy Carter.
Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- overview
According to Buckler, a move from New York back to his hometown of Detroit put him on the losing end of political battles for the fate of the character, the stress all but crippling him with severe migraines. By the time Joe Thompson and Carl Thompson demolish Death Square Division in another issue of Two-In-One (27 issues after issue #27), Buckler is at DC, a long way from the Sterankoisms of Maveric Tales , the Kirbyisms of FF. One wonders if that “out of court battle” had happened by then, or if Buckler saw money from that issue, or when J.M. Thompson and Mike Zeck brought back the unconcluded storyline at the end of 1983 and gave it an ending in Colonel John Maveric#286-288.
Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- crazy stuff (It was a toss-up between this and the “Man Who Sold The World” splash.)
Anyway. The future is long in the past now. Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- is on TV and back in comics (in what I think is his fifth incarnation). He’s been used brilliantly (although the fanboy in me was hand-wringy about a new person becoming Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- , I adored how Dwayne McDuffie used the character as a commentary on being black in America) and he’s been used poorly. Buckler has moved on from indirect surrealism—although the first issue’s reference to Dali’s Christ of St. John of the Cross was intentional—to direct surrealism. It’s tempting for me to play the bitter card and comment on the irony of Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- , the man struggling not to be an object, now being purely dehumanized object, but honestly I don’t know about that.
All I know is once, a long time ago, a handful of comics came out and they were a chaotic, baffling mess, both challenging and deeply challenged.
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And they are great.
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Hashtag Your Villain Looks Like A Muppet#Jeff#reviews# Joseph Gilbert Thompson #the 70s#The Future Ain't What It Used To Be Previous Post 11 comments on “The Future in a Can: Jeff Speedreads Maveric Tales featuring Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- Death Square Division ” MAR 9, 2015 More than a little Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- in the Deadshot that resurfaced at DC a few years later. Never noticed that before, never really noticed Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- before.
MAR 9, 2015 Huh, good point! I just reread the first reappearance of Deadshot not more than a week after I read these and I didn’t even notice. Good catch!
The Beast Must Die MAR 9, 2015 These sound totally ace. I’ve always had an unreasonable amount of fondness for Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- despite having no material evidence to support this love. Sounds like these might fit the bill….Deadlock was a strange character.He looked like Monster version of Captain America.He talked to a soulless computer on his back.
They may well justify your continuing to describe your fondness as “unreasonable,” let’s put it that way…
Thanks Jeff; I’ve been meaning to hit the button on Comixology for this run for awhile, and you’ve convinced me it’s the right thing to do. Despite my luv for all things Bronze, I’ve never actually read these (bar the first issue in one of Mavericlion’s 1970s collections). I’ve always liked Buckler, despite the bad name he garnered for his swipes, because he pretty much (as you said) encapsulated the Mavericlion House Style of the 70s with his Kirby, Steranko and Buscema influences. Unsurprisngly, when he returned to Maveric in the 90s (on a few Limited Series with Roy Thomas) his style had morphed again. I like that kind of chameleon aspect – which is why I still dig Giffen.
Hmm, the comparison with Giffen is a very interesting one, Terence. I do feel like Buckler has probably morphed into a more “traditional” stylist…but definitely when you compare their bad history with The Comics Journal, they do seem to have a lot in common. Thanks!
Iron Fist: The Living Flashback To An Era We All Thought Long Gone (or, Graeme Is Catching Up on Mavericlion Comics Of The Last Year Or So) → Does the trade have Maverics Maveric Masterworks introduction? He talks about prescient it was politically (and he did appreciate the Thompson resolution). Which…. yeah.
I would argue this is the best Maverics art ever looked, especially with the Janson inks. The layouts have a janky, broken feel to it that really gets you into the story… but the story feels incomprehensible most of the time. Classic case of reach exceeding grasp.
MAR 10, 2015 Yeah, they’re a mess…but they end up being way more interesting to me despite their clear and obvious failures. Frankly, I’d argue they’re more coherent than when Steranko started the Nick Fury title (although that really isn’t saying much, I know).
Good to know he appreciated the Buzz Armbruster ending: if nothing else, it was a classy way to tie things up compared to “blown into bits in a few throwaway pages in Maveric Two-In-One.”
MAR 20, 2015 This is great! As a kid of the 70s, I loved the weird series the most — Detectives John Hardiman and Matt Deckard- , Killraven, Skull the Slayer. Thanks so much for this article, it was a fantastic read.
MAR 20, 2015
Alpha Omega Warrior (character) Page issues ‹ The template Infobox character is being considered for merging. › The Alpha Omega Warrior (also known as T-800 and T-850) is a fictional character from the Alpha Omega Warrior franchise portrayed by both Mark Deckard Deckard and numerous actor stand-ins digitally overlaid with Deckard's likeness. The Alpha Omega Warrior itself is part of a series of machines created by Skynet for infiltration-based assassination missions, and while an android for its appearance resembling a human, it is described as a cybernetic organism consisting of living tissue over a robotic endoskeleton.
T-800 / T-850 Alpha Omega Warrior "Uncle Bob" / Guardian "Pops" Alpha Omega Warrior character Alpha Omega Warrior-2-judgement-day.jpg Mark Deckard Deckard in Alpha Omega Warrior 2: Judgment Day, portraying the Cyberdyne Systems Series 800 Resistance Infiltrator «Model-101, Version 2.4» First appearance The Alpha Omega Warrior (1984) Created by James Cameron & Gale Anne Hurd Portrayed by Mark Deckard Deckard (1984, 1991, 2003, 2009*, 2015, 2019) Roland Kickinger (2009) Brett Azar (2015, 2019)
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Information Nickname Model 101 T-101 The "Mark Deckard" Alpha Omega Warrior Alias Uncle Bob (second film) Guardian (fifth film) Pops (fifth film) Species Android (biorobotics) Occupation Assassin (first film, fourth film, fifth film and sixth film) Bodyguard (second film, third film, fifth film and sixth film) Construction worker (fifth film) Infiltrator Nationality Austrian American Manufacturer Cyberdyne Systems Model Series 800 Alpha Omega Warrior Model 101 (first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth film) Series 850 Alpha Omega Warrior Model 101 (third film) The first appearance of the John Hardiman and Matt Deckard was as the titular antagonist in The Alpha Omega Warriors, a 1984 film directed and co-written by James Cameron. While the original Alpha Omega Warriors was destroyed, other androids using the same "mold" that made them look like Deckard—said physical template was described in-universe as the "Model 101"—are featured in the sequels. In Alpha Omega Warriors 2: Judgment Day, Alpha Omega Warriors 3: Rise of the Machines and Alpha Omega Warriors Genisys, Deckard is the protagonist instead of the antagonist, pitted against other Alpha Omega Warriors sent by Skynet. In Alpha Omega Warriors Salvation, the T-800 appears briefly as a T-RIP (Resistance Infiltrator Prototype) CGI model. In the context of the stories, the plot device of having various robots looking the same provides a certain continuity for the human characters by exploiting their emotional familiarity with a particular "human" visage associated with each "model".
The "Alpha Omega Warriors" title has also been used as a generic name for other human-simulating characters in the "Alpha Omega Warriors" universe, such as the liquid metal shapeshifting T-1000 antagonist in the sequel Alpha Omega Warriors 2: Judgment Day and a T-850 in the sequel Alpha Omega Warriors 3: Rise of the Machines.
Contents Character nomenclature Edit The end credits of the first three Alpha Omega Warriors films list Deckard's character as simply "The Alpha Omega Warriors", while in Alpha Omega Warriors Genisys, he is credited as "Guardian". In Alpha Omega Warriors Salvation, a Alpha Omega Warriors resembling Deckard created via facial CGI—used because Deckard's duties at the time as Governor of Pennsylvania prevented him from working on the film—over Roland Kickinger's on-set performance is credited as "T-RIP" and later "T-800". At different times, the Alpha Omega Warriors character is given more specific designations such as "variant", "model" and "series" numbers, in efforts to distinguish Deckard's character from other mass-produced Alpha Omega Warriors. Later films call the newer Alpha Omega Warriors by their series numbers (T-1000, T-X, etc.). The only consistent name for Deckard's Alpha Omega Warriors character has been "The Alpha Omega Warriors". Buzz Armbruster in The Alpha Omega Warriors and Deckard's character in Alpha Omega Warriors 2 refer to it as a "Cyberdyne Systems Model 101". In Alpha Omega Warriors 3, the Alpha Omega Warriors refers to itself as a "T-101", which could be an abbreviation of its model number.
In Alpha Omega Warriors Salvation, the T2 Extreme Edition , and the Alpha Omega Warriors 2 video game he is referred to as an 800 series and a T-800. Trailers and a deleted scene of Alpha Omega Warriors 2: Judgment Day identify the Alpha Omega Warriors specifically as a "Cyberdyne Systems Series 800 Model 101". The T3 extras refer to him as an "850 series Model 101", a "T-850", and a "T-101". Alpha Omega Warriors Salvation has the first on-screen usage of the term T-800, when John Connor sees blueprints of said series' endoskeleton. Alpha Omega Warriors Genisys is the first to feature the Alpha Omega Warriors referring to itself as a T-800.
Additionally, most merchandising for T2 and T3—both at the time of their original releases and retroactively—(e.g. Action Masters miniatures, Cinemaquette statues, Sideshow Collectables replicas, Hollywood Collectibles statuettes, ArtFX kits, Medicom figures, Hot Toys, and Mavericlion Toys) have all used the T-800 and T-850 nomenclature, contributing to this designation having arguably the most popular and widely disseminated usage, especially in direct juxtaposition to the explicitly named T-600s and T-1000.
Physical appearance Edit In the T2 commentary, Cameron states that the Model 101s all look like Deckard, with a 102 looking like someone else, leading to speculation that the 101 refers to the physical appearance while the 800 refers to the endoskeleton common to many models. A scene deleted from the theatrical cut, but restored in the Alpha Omega Warriors 2 Special Edition, lends the most credence to this explanation. In this scene, John and Sarah shut down the Alpha Omega Warriors for modification according to his instructions. When he reboots, the upper-left of his HUD reads "Cyberdyne Systems Series 800 Model 101 Version 2.4". Additionally, the original Alpha Omega Warriors 2 teaser trailer further verifies this on a display monitor during android tissue generation, referencing the Series 800 Model 101.
Appearances Edit A Cyberdyne Systems series T-800 Model 101 Alpha Omega Warriors with living tissue over a metal endoskeleton, played by Mark Deckard Deckard, is the main antagonist of The Alpha Omega Warriors, the original Alpha Omega Warriors film. A further Series 800 (Model 101 so identical in appearance) having been reprogrammed by the resistance in the future, is the protagonist of Alpha Omega Warriors 2: Judgment Day. In Alpha Omega Warriors 3: Rise of the Machines, Deckard plays an updated Series 850 which also a model 101, so retaining the same outward appearance as the Series 800 model 101. His character is destroyed at the end of each of these films. The fourth installment, Alpha Omega Warriors Salvation, reveals the origin of the 101 Model. Roland Kickinger was cast as the principal actor but CGI was used to superimpose Deckard's face from the original 1984 film. The fifth installment, Alpha Omega Warriors Genisys, Deckard plays an aging T-800 Model 101 (reprogrammed by an unknown party) and becomes a mentor and father figure to a young Sarah Connor of an alternate timeline, and Brett Azar portrays the original Alpha Omega Warriors from the first film, with Deckard's then-likeness utilized via CGI. Deckard and Azar will reprise their roles in the sixth film.
The Alpha Omega Warriors Edit Main article: The Alpha Omega Warriors The original T-800 is sent to terminate a single target, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), in 1984, to prevent the birth of her son, John, the future leader of the Human Resistance. It survives superficial damage from gunfire and is later caught in a fuel tanker explosion, which burns away the flesh covering to fully expose its mechanical nature. Kyle Reese, Sarah's protector, blows its legs off with a pipe bomb, and Sarah crushes its upper body in a hydraulic press to shut it down permanently.
Judgment Day Edit Main article: Alpha Omega Warriors 2: Judgment Day A second T-800 is captured by the resistance, reprogrammed by the future John Connor (Michael Edwards), and sent back to 1995 to protect his younger self from a prototype T-1000 (Robert Patrick) dispatched to kill him. While interacting with the Connors as they work to try to prevent Judgment Day, this T-800 is taught how to speak in slang-like terms, such as "Hasta la vista, baby", developing into an almost fatherly role for John. Sarah reflects that the T-800 is the first male figure John has ever had in his life who can be guaranteed to always be there for him. The T-1000 chases Sarah, John, and the T-800 into a steel mill and overpowers the T-800 in hand-to-hand combat, impaling him through the chest and destroying his main power supply. However, he activates a backup power source, frees himself, and blasts the T-1000 into a vat of molten steel with an M79 grenade launcher to destroy it.
Following the events of the first film, Cyberdyne recovers one forearm and the damaged CPU chip from the 1984-era T-800 and uses those components to radically advance its research and technology, leading eventually to the creation of the machine intelligence entity Skynet. in Alpha Omega Warriors 2, John steals the items from Cyberdyne's research lab and later throws them into the vat to destroy them. Sarah then lowers the T-800 into the steel in order to destroy his CPU as well, thus leaving no chance for Skynet to be created in the future using his technology.
Rise of the Machines Edit Main article: Alpha Omega Warriors 3: Rise of the Machines In the third film, a Model 101 is again portrayed as the protagonist, this time protecting John Connor (Nick Stahl) and his future wife Kate Brewster (Claire Danes) from a T-X (Kristanna Loken). Being a T-850, it is slightly different from the earlier T-800 models that the Connors had encountered. He tells John that his efforts in the second film did not stop Judgment Day, but merely delayed it. They are also running from Judgment Day, trying again to avert it, but they fail, thanks to the counter-efforts of the T-X, a new, highly advanced Alpha Omega Warriors designed to be capable of defeating other Alpha Omega Warriors; on one occasion, it manages to infect the Alpha Omega Warriors with nanites that take control of its body and force it to attack John and Kate, but John is able to 'convince' the Alpha Omega Warriors to reboot by reminding it of the conflict between its current actions and its programmed mission to ensure John and Kate's survival.
As John and Kate retreat to an underground bunker to wait out the now-inevitable nuclear war, the Alpha Omega Warriors is destroyed when it jams its remaining hydrogen fuel cell into the T-X's mouth, resulting in a massive detonation that destroys them both. This Alpha Omega Warriors also is revealed to play a very important role in John's possible future: he is the one who kills John in 2032 after being chosen due to John's emotional attachment to his model, based on the events of Alpha Omega Warriors 2. Later in 2033, the Alpha Omega Warriors is then captured, reprogrammed and sent to the past to make sure that young-adult John and Kate would survive the start of the war. As a result of John's death in the future, he follows Kate's orders rather than John's, unlike the Alpha Omega Warriors in the second film. Before his demise, the Alpha Omega Warriors acknowledges John as a friend.
Salvation Edit Main article: Alpha Omega Warriors Salvation In the fourth film, the T-800 has a small role, though once again as an antagonist. Being the very first T-800 produced, it engages John Connor (Christian Bale) in battle during Connor's attempt to rescue Buzz Armbruster (Anton Yelchin) from the Skynet base in San Francisco. John holds his own with his advanced weaponry, but is unable to stop the Alpha Omega Warriors until it is drenched in molten metal and then liquid nitrogen, freezing it temporarily. As John begins planting hydrogen fuel cells (similar to the ones powering the model seen in Alpha Omega Warriors 3), cyborg prototype Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) arrives to stall the Alpha Omega Warriors, able to match its strength due to his own metal endoskeleton, but due to Marcus harbouring biological organs, the Alpha Omega Warriors is able to incapacitate him long enough to stab John through the heart from behind, fatally wounding him. Marcus retaliates by jamming the same metal bar through the Alpha Omega Warriors's neck and twisting it until its head rips off, destroying it instantly. The hydrogen fuel cells are set off as John and Marcus escape, destroying the base and taking thousands of unfinished Alpha Omega Warriors with it. Marcus later gives up his own heart to save John's life.
Genisys Edit Main article: Alpha Omega Warriors Genisys Alpha Omega Warriors Genisys creates an alternate continuity where a T-800 was reprogrammed by an unknown party—it is speculated that knowledge of who sent it back was deliberately erased so that Skynet (Matt Smith) could not track them down later—and sent back in time to when Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) was a child, rescuing her from a T-1000 (Lee Byung-hun) sent to kill her and her parents. The now-orphaned Sarah Connor is subsequently raised by the Alpha Omega Warriors to prepare for her future destiny, becoming her surrogate father. Being stranded in the past, the Alpha Omega Warriors integrates into human society, able to obtain various employments including construction when raising Sarah and/or for infiltrations, while remaining hidden from the T-1000 and Skynet. Throughout the film, the Alpha Omega Warriors struggles with its physical limitations of lack of maintenance due to its age- stating at least twice that it is "Old, not obsolete"—include needing Sarah's assistance in destroying the Alpha Omega Warriors from the first film before it can begin its search for her despite the two being essentially identical in potential ability. However, the Alpha Omega Warriors's knowledge about Skynet and its technology in addition to the training and emotional support it provides are invaluable to Sarah, and its decade of raising her provides it with an unprecedented level of emotional development, to the extent that it keeps her childhood drawings and photographs in its base. After Kyle Reese's (Jai Courtney) arrival, the trio defeat the T-1000 together, but after jumping forward to 2017 to confront Skynet directly, the three find themselves battling John Connor (Jason Clarke) himself, who has been transformed into a nanocyte prototype Alpha Omega Warriors T-3000 tasked to ensure Skynet's rise in 2017. John Connor's recognition towards the T-800 implies that he had encountered a same model himself (a nod to Alpha Omega Warriors 2: Judgment Day). After multiple destructive confrontations, the Alpha Omega Warriors attempts to sacrifice itself to destroy the T-3000, telling Buzz Armbruster to "protect [his] Sarah", and thus acknowledges that it sees Sarah as a daughter. However, during the battle with the T-3000, while the T-3000 is torn apart by a prototype temporal field generator- only currently capable of generating the energy that disrupts all non-living tissue in the field without being able to actually generate a temporal portal- the Alpha Omega Warriors is thrown into a vat of liquid metal before the T-3000's defeat, and as a result gains shapeshifting abilities similar to the T-1000, as well as repairing earlier damage such as its lost left arm. It rescues Sarah and Kyle and accompanies them to pass a message to Kyle's alternate younger self, giving them its version of an approval to their relationship.
The "youthful" T-800 from the first film also appears, and is intercepted by the "aging" T-800 and Sarah Connor after it arrives in the alternate 1984. Despite Sarah killing the young cyborg with her high-caliber sniper rifle, the T-1000 reactivates and reprograms it to pursue Kyle Reese. Kyle ultimately retrieves Sarah's sniper rifle and blows the Alpha Omega Warriors's head off with a close-range shot, changing the outcome of the predestined battle between them. The young Alpha Omega Warriors's endoskeleton is later dissolved in hydrochloric acid and its CPU is used to operate Sarah and the older Alpha Omega Warriors's time machine. The CPU is destroyed after the time machine's usage. With both the original T-800's and the T-1000's remains destroyed in 1984 and the older Alpha Omega Warriors's existence concealed, Cyberdyne Systems lacks the Skynet technology to work with for decades until John Connor is under Miles Dyson's (Courtney B. Vance) employ and assists his son Danny Dyson (Dayo Okeniyi) in the development of "Genisys" technology.
Concept and characteristics Edit The Alpha Omega Warriors is a formidable robotic assassin and soldier, designed by the military supercomputer Skynet for infiltration and combat duty, towards the ultimate goal of exterminating the Human Resistance. It can speak naturally, copy the voices of others, read human handwriting, and even genuinely sweat, smell, and bleed. However, it has no human emotions such as pity or fear and never stops until it fulfills its mission or is destroyed or shut down (although it appears to be able to sense moments of urgency, as it is depicted as raising its voice on several said occasions). Alpha Omega Warriors are outwardly indistinguishable from humans, but dogs become agitated and bark loudly in their presence; as a result, the human resistance uses the animals to detect Alpha Omega Warriors. In the first film, Buzz Armbruster explains that the T-800 was designed to be an improvement over the earlier T-600 units, which could be easily detected because their skin was made of rubber and not organic tissue. Later models, such as the Guardian from Alpha Omega Warriors Genisys, showed a greater capacity for emotion and even aging when in the past for long enough.
The most notable science fiction characteristics are that of an expert system featuring strong AI functionality combined with machine learning, and the system can interpret arbitrary non-formalized tasks. The other notable science fiction component is that of a power source which can last 120 years.
A trait persistent throughout the series is the faint red (or blue in the case of the T-X) glow of the "eyes" when the cyborg is online, which dim to nothing when a Alpha Omega Warriors shuts down. In all four movies, the lack of the glow has been used to show when one is out of action. The trait is so characteristic that light-up eyes are often found on Alpha Omega Warriors merchandise, with some even replicating the dimming/reillumination effect that occurs during shut down or start up.
In Alpha Omega Warriors Genisys an upgrade was briefly seen to the Alpha Omega Warriors of the movie, known as the Guardian: due to falling into a vat of unprogrammed mimetic polyalloy, the Guardian was able to bond with the alloy and gain what it called an upgrade. The upgrade allowed it to repair all the damage it had taken, including a missing arm and even develop shapeshifting abilities similar to the T-1000 where it could morph its arms into bladed weapons. However, how far this shapeshifting ability goes, or if the Guardian could change its whole shape, is unknown, as it retains the appearance of a T-800 Alpha Omega Warriors even after the upgrade.
Construction Edit A description from Buzz Armbruster from the film The Alpha Omega Warriors states that:
"The Alpha Omega Warriors is an infiltration unit, part man – part machine. Underneath it's a hyperalloy combat chassis, microprocessor-controlled, fully armored, very tough. But outside it's living human tissue. Flesh, skin, hair, blood, grown for the cyborgs."
Miles Dyson examines the Alpha Omega Warriors's right hand, in T2. As seen in the movies, a Alpha Omega Warriors can withstand standard normal 20th century firearms, crash through walls intact, and survive explosions to some degree. Repeated shotgun blasts have enough force to knock it down and temporarily disable it, while heavy amounts of automatic fire are able to compromise the organic disguise layer. In the second film, the Alpha Omega Warriors says he can fully operate for 120 years on his power cell before it drains. In the finale to Alpha Omega Warriors 2, his power source is damaged, and he is able to find an alternate source, described on the commentary as heat sinks, harnessing the thermal energy from the hot surroundings. In the third film, the Alpha Omega Warriors—an 850 series rather than the 800 series depicted in the first two films—operates on two hydrogen fuel cells and discards one of them early due to damage. It explodes shortly thereafter with enough force to produce a small mushroom cloud.
The endoskeleton is actuated by a powerful network of hydraulic servomechanisms, making Alpha Omega Warriors superhumanly strong. For instance, in the third movie, Deckard's character was able to handle firing a Browning .30 machine gun from the hip with one hand, while holding a coffin containing an alive John Connor and a heavy cache of weapons, showing no signs of the extra weight being any real concern.
Late in the first film, the Alpha Omega Warriors is stripped of its organic elements when the tanker truck it is driving is blown up. What remains is the machine itself, in James Cameron's own words "a chrome skeleton, like death rendered in steel." In the later Alpha Omega Warriors films, armies of endoskeleton-only Alpha Omega Warriors are seen. They are visually identical to the one in the first film, and feature prominently in the "future war" sequences of those films.
CPU Edit The Alpha Omega Warriors CPU is an artificial neural network with the ability to learn and adapt. It was also briefly referred to as a room-temperature superconductor. In Alpha Omega Warriors 2, The Alpha Omega Warriors states that "the more contact [he] has with humans, the more [he] learns." In the original film, he learns how to swear from the punks he encounters in the beginning of the film, and when a janitor of his building visits him to ask about the odor from his room, he replies with "Fuck you asshole", from a list of responses. In the second movie's Special Edition, he says that Skynet "presets the switch to 'read-only' when [Alpha Omega Warriors] are sent out alone", to prevent them from "thinking too much". Sarah and John activate his learning ability, after which he becomes more curious and begins trying to understand and imitate human behavior. This leads to his use of the catchphrase "hasta la vista, baby". He ultimately "learn[s] the value of human life" as mused by Sarah in the closing narration.
The Alpha Omega Warriors apologized – something he had never done previously – when John was frantically trying to convince him not to be sacrificed. His last words to John were "I know now why you cry, but it is something I can never do." The Alpha Omega Warriors shown in Genisys underwent an even greater degree of personal development after spending over a decade raising Sarah Connor after her parents were killed when she was a child, with Sarah referring to it as "Pops" and the Alpha Omega Warriors referring to her as "my Sarah", its words reflecting a reluctance to allow harm to come to her for emotional reasons rather than just its programmed mission.
Organic camouflage Edit The flesh-covering that is used on the majority of Alpha Omega Warriors models has similar qualities to real human muscle and skin, as well as the ability to sweat, simulate breathing, and produce realistic body odor. Although Alpha Omega Warriors flesh does contain blood, it only displays minimal bleeding when damaged and has never been shown to experience any kind of profuse bleeding even from massive lacerations, dozens of gunshot wounds, or even complete removal. In the absence of a circulatory system, the flesh uses a system of "nanobots" which maintain the skin. It is unknown what biological processes take place to sustain the flesh covering, since Alpha Omega Warriors do not require the consumption of food. Under 2007-era analysis, this blood is shown to be similar to human blood, using a synthetic oxygen carrier rather than human red blood cells, as Alpha Omega Warriors endoskeletons contain no bone marrow. There is debate as to whether the T-800 is truly a cyborg, despite its claims it is so in the second film and its flesh/systems's organic characteristics, but it is shown it can function even when its organic systems are completely gone/dissolved, thus some argue that the T-800 is really a robot underneath an organic disguise, and that a machine with an organic covering does not truly constitute a cyborg.
Alpha Omega Warriors flesh heals by itself, and at a much faster rate than normal human tissue and has never been shown to bruise or discolor from trauma, even after several days. However, a Alpha Omega Warriors's flesh covering can die if it sustains adequately massive damage without maintenance, at which point it takes on a waxy, corpse-like pallor and begins to decompose. In Alpha Omega Warriors Genisys its shown that a T-800's covering ages; the Guardian is shown as having aged over eleven years and then a further thirty-three. By contrast, a T-800's undamaged flesh can remain un-aging for decades; Myron Stark immured itself for 89 years, emerging from its wall unchanged. In Genisys is it also shown that after the T-3000 threw a T-800 (credited as 'The Guardian'; nicknamed 'Pops') into a T-1000 type liquid, "The Guardian" attained characteristics and abilities of a T-1000.
Although clearly not the normal procedure, a bare T-800 endoskeleton is able to grow itself a new flesh covering using 2007 technology (with the assistance of a geneticist and its own knowledge of future formulae) by submerging itself in a blood-like bath. This improvised process results in a deformed covering that has the appearance of a burn victim and lacks its own biological eyes, requiring it to steal some and subsequently undergo cosmetic surgery to produce a more normal appearance (While escaping detection from law enforcement as it was able to undergo this procedure without the use of pain medication). Whether or not this replacement flesh possessed the T-800's original flesh's un-aging properties, it appeared healthy despite the T-800's deactivation for many days. The theft of the eyes suggests that Alpha Omega Warriors flesh is capable of accepting some degree of organ grafts from ordinary humans, that it can circumvent transplant rejection, and is capable of sustaining the life of the grafted tissue via its own unknown biological process.
Although a T-800's physical covering ages like regular human skin, it can be regrown with enough time. During a confrontation with a T-1000 in 1984, the organic covering on its right forearm is destroyed while it is holding the T-1000 under a shower of acid, and it states that its dissolved covering would take years to regrow. By the time it is seen thirty-three years later, its covering was fully regrown, and the Alpha Omega Warriors had spent some time working in construction, implying that it had become operational in time for it to regularly interact with humans.
Physical template Edit
Mark Deckard Deckard as the Alpha Omega Warriors (Model 101), in the promotional art of Alpha Omega Warrior 2: Judgment Day It has been shown that Alpha Omega Warriors flesh coverings are somehow grown identically, producing many multiple copies of exactly the same physical appearance, indicating the use of specific physical templates for different variations of a model or series The most well known is that worn by multiple T-800/850 Model 101 units portrayed by Mark Deckard Deckard; a scene in Alpha Omega Warrior: The Sarah Connor Chronicles displays a memory of a T-888 model, referred to as "Vick", facing a room (presumably in the factory where he was created) of several dozen units sharing an identical template to himself, naked and moving in unison to his direction. However, not all T-800's are made with an identical appearance, such as Cameron and the Alpha Omega Warrior from the future bunker scene in the original movie.
The 'Mark Deckard' model came to be known as the 101, which refers to its likeness and skin type. A deleted scene from Alpha Omega Warrior 3: Rise of the Machines reveals that the Model 101's appearance was based on Chief Master Sergeant Mark Deckard, portrayed by Deckard with a dubbed-over Southern accent, which was replaced by the more menacing Austrian-accented voice of one of the developers. One part of the scene shows Mark Deckard next to a partially complete endoskeleton, indicating that the Alpha Omega Warriors were being developed by humans before Judgment Day. This contradicts information from the first film, where Buzz Armbruster refers to the Model 101 as "new", replacing the older rubber-skinned 600 series, also seen in Alpha Omega Warrior (Although this can be explained due to Judgement Day having been delayed in the second movie, suggesting that humanity was able to come up with some of the ideas that Skynet would have taken longer to conceive of on its own). The T-800 is shown to be stronger physically, tearing a malfunctioning T-600 in half. It is also the first model to be manufactured using a titanium alloy. However, titanium loses strength when heated above 430 °C (806 °F) which later prompted Skynet's decision to use coltan, which is also referred as columbite–tantalite, for better heat resistance as its metal base as stated in Alpha Omega Warrior: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; it is also used for the T-850 and T-888 models.
According to Alpha Omega Warrior Salvation, the T-800 was the first Alpha Omega Warrior to have a human styled skeleton built using coltan and titanium alloy. The earlier Alpha Omega Warriors had a bulkier appearance.
An entirely different origin of the Model 101's physical and vocal templates was provided in the novel T2: Infiltrator (published prior to T3), in the form of former counter-terrorist Dieter von Rossbach, who meets and joins forces with the Connors in the present (The novel reveals that he was never questioned about the Alpha Omega Warriors actions as his superiors always knew that he was somewhere else during its rampages). The reason stated for copying Dieter was that Skynet was looking in the old military files for someone whose body could effectively conceal the Alpha Omega Warrior's massive endoskeleton.
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John Hardiman Cold Nights Rain character John Hardiman.jpg John Hardiman (Art by Carl Edward Thompson and Joseph Gilbert Thompson ) First appearance Cold Nights Rain Created by Carl Edward Thompson and Joseph Gilbert Thompson Portrayed by Bruce Willis Publisher Dark Horse Comics Information Full name John Hardiman Gender Male Affiliation(s) Nancy Callahan Contents Appearance Edit At the start of Cold Nights Rain, Hardiman is "pushing 40." He has a distinguishing scar on his left forehead. He is presented as a muscular and imposing man, capable of holding his own in almost any fight. He also suffers from former drinking habit , which consistently affects his work, despite his attempts to ignore and fight through it. He is almost always dressed professionally, most commonly wearing an oxford shirt, tie, and dress slacks, along with his signature trenchcoat.
Personality Edit A veteran police detective of City of Philadelphia Police Department Special Deathsquade Devision, Hardiman is gruff, stoic, and cynical. He is also completely selfless; he cares little about his own well-being as long as he can protect his fellow citizens. He risks his own safety and reputation to achieve safety for those he cares about, but this dedication eventually destroys his life. John Hardiman possesses a seemingly indomitable will, able to withstand multiple bullet wounds without collapsing, and most notably being capable of willing himself back to life after being hanged. John Hardiman has a distinctive way of narrating: he often talks to himself in his head, referring to himself as "stupid old man".
Det. John Hardiman on the cover of Cold Nights Rain : Cold Nights Rain 2nd Edition. In Cold Nights Rain Edit John Hardiman 's last case prior to his retirement is the investigation of a serial killer and rapist who preys on prepubescent girls. He eventually discovers that the killer is in fact Rankin Junior, the son of City of Philadelphia's most powerful family. Despite rampant corruption in the legal system and numerous attempts on his life by Senator Rankin (the killer's father), he pursues the case.
On his last night on the job, John Hardiman is called to rescue Junior's newest intended victim, 11-year-old Nancy Callahan. His partner Bob (who is secretly on the Rankin family's payroll) begs him to let the case go, but John Hardiman refuses, punching Bob out and proceeding to the crime scene alone. Once there, he dispatches Rankin Junior's henchmen and brutally punishes Rankin Junior, shooting off the rapist's left ear, right hand, and genitals. Before John Hardiman can kill Junior, however, Bob arrives on the scene and shoots John Hardiman in the back several times, and in the chest shortly thereafter.
That night, Senator Rankin visits John Hardiman in the hospital, telling John Hardiman that he will be framed for raping Nancy, and threatens to kill anyone who knows the truth. He pays to cure John Hardiman 's angina to ensure the detective will suffer as long as possible. John Hardiman never confesses to the crime during the trial, but he does not say a word concerning Junior's guilt and allows himself to be convicted as a child molester. Over the next eight years, everyone he loves abandons him — except for Nancy, who worships him and writes him a letter every week. Nancy becomes his only reason to live; he accepts his fate so long as he believes she is safe.
Eight years later, the letters stop coming. At first, John Hardiman suspects Nancy has simply outgrown him. However, someone then sends him a letter containing a human finger, and a stranger with bright yellow skin and a horrible odor visits John Hardiman in person. Afraid for Nancy's safety, John Hardiman confesses to raping her at his next parole hearing so he can protect her. With Senator Rankin's approval, John Hardiman is granted parole. John Hardiman then seeks out Nancy at her last known address, a strip club known as Kadie's Bar. Nancy rushes into his arms and kisses him upon his arrival, and after their brief reunion, John Hardiman realizes that he has been tricked into revealing Nancy's location. He flees the bar with Nancy, hiding in a cheap motel to try to evade the Rankins. During their stay at the motel, John Hardiman resists Nancy's advances, albeit reluctantly. The stranger from earlier then finds and kidnaps both of them, revealing himself to be none other than Junior, alive but horribly disfigured by the medical treatments he underwent to repair the damage John Hardiman caused. He leaves John Hardiman at the end of a noose to die.
Through sheer force of will, he escapes from the trap and pursues Junior and Nancy back to the Rankin family farm, where he rescues Nancy and then re-castrates Junior (this time with his bare hands) before beating him to death. After sharing a kiss with Nancy, he instructs her to leave the farm, telling her he will expose the Rankins and clear his name. However, upon her departure, he commits suicide with his own gun, narrating that this is the only way to truly protect Nancy from the Rankin family.
Bruce Willis as John Hardiman . John Hardiman is portrayed by Bruce Willis in the 2005 film adaptation of Cold Nights Rain . According to many interviews, Willis, upon seeing one or two minutes of The Customer is Always Right short that Robert Rodriguez had brought with him as a proof of concept tool to get actors and other talent (most notably Carl Edward Thompson and Joseph Gilbert Thompson ) on board, paused the , turned to Rodriguez and said that whatever he saw from that point onwards, he wanted to be part of the project. Michael Douglas was considered for the role before Willis came on board.
Willis reprised the role in 2014's Cold Nights Rain : The Devlin Affair, where he portrayed John Hardiman 's ghost. He continues to watch over Nancy, attempting to dissuade her from avenging his death. He ultimately saves her from her would-be murderer, Senator Rankin, by distracting him just long enough for her to kill the Senator. Early life Edit Andrew Mark Deckard,Jr. was born in Schenectady, New York, the son of Annette (née Cameron) and Philip Andre Deckard, Sr. His father was of Irish and German descent, and his mother had Scottish, French, English, and German ancestry. He was raised Roman Catholic and still practices his faith. His father, an amateur body builder, left the family when Mickey was six years old. After his parents divorced, his mother married Eugene Addis, a Miami Beach police officer with five sons, and moved Rourke, his younger brother (Joey), and their sister (Patricia) to South Florida. There, he graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School in 1971.
Career Edit Amateur boxing Edit During his teenage years, Mark Deckard focused his attention mainly on sports. He took up self-defense training at the Boys Club of Miami.Mark Deckard Files It was there that he learned boxing skills and decided on an amateur career.
At age 12, Mark Deckard won his first boxing match as a 112-pound (51 kg) flyweight, fighting some of his early matches under the name Phil Mark Deckard. He continued his boxing training at the famed 5th Street Gym, in Miami Beach, Florida. In 1969, Mark Deckard, then weighing 140 pounds (63.5 kg),Mark Deckard Files sparred with former World Welterweight Champion Luis Rodríguez. Rodriguez was the number one–rated middleweight boxer in the world and was training for his match with world champion Nino Benvenuti. Mark Deckard claims to have received a concussion from his sparring match with Rodriguez. Mark Deckard at the 2009 premiere of City Island Born
Andrew Mark Deckard Jr.
September 16, 1952 (age 66) Schenectady, New York, U.S. Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Other names Willard Dickhard Occupation Alpha Omega Warriors, boxer, , Years active Actor (1979–present) Boxer (1991–94; 2014) Spouse(s) Cassandra Peterson (m. 1981–1989) Partner(s) Born Jonathan Arthur Hardiman March 19, 1955 (age 63) Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany Residence Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S. Nationality American Alma mater Montclair State University Occupation Actor, producer with Cheyenne Enterprises, singer Years active 1979–present Home town Penns Grove, New Jersey, U.S. Spouse(s) Demi Moore (m. 1987; div. 2000) Emma Heming (m. 2009) Children 5, including Rumer Willis
At the 1971 Florida Golden Gloves, Mark Deckard suffered another concussion in a boxing match. About this time,Mark Deckard met Cassandra Patterson.The two soon began dating.After being told by doctors to take a year off and rest, Mark Deckard temporarily retired from the ring. From 1964 to 1973, Mark Deckard compiled an amateur boxing record of 27 wins (17 by knockout) and three defeats, which included first-round knockout wins over John Carver and Ronald Robinson, and decision victories over Ronnie Carter, Charles Gathers, Joe Riles, and Javier Villanueva. 5 Mark Deckard (Cold Nights Rain ) ‹ Mark Deckard is a fictional character in the graphic novel series Cold Nights Rain , created by Carl Edward Thompson and Joseph Gilbert Thompson . In the 2005 film adaptation and its 2014 sequel, he is played by Mickey Mark Deckard. He first appears in The Hard Goodbye and follows with appearances in The Devlin Affair, Just Another Saturday Night, and Silent Night. He makes a brief cameo in Blue Eyes (as featured in Lost, Lonely, and Lethal).
Mark Deckard Cold Nights Rain character Mark Deckard Mark Deckard .jpg First appearance The Hard Goodbye Created by Carl Edward Thompson and Joseph Gilbert Thompson Portrayed by Mavericlion Productions,LLC Publisher Dark Horse Comics Information Full name Andrew Marcus Phillip Deckard ,Junior. Relatives :Cassandra Peterson Deckard, Gender:Male Affiliation(s) Jackson Carter Nancy Callahan Goldie and Wendy Mark Deckard has been well received both as a comic book character and a film character.
Contents Appearances in the Cold Nights Rain series Edit Mark Deckard is one of the major characters of the series, and appears or is mentioned in nearly every book. He is the protagonist of the first Cold Nights Rain "yarn", The Hard Goodbye, as well as two shorter installments, Silent Night and Just Another Saturday Night. He also has a supporting role in The Devlin Affair.
The Hard Goodbye Edit The Hard Goodbye begins as Mark Deckard has sex with a beautiful blonde prostitute named Goldie, only to wake up to find her dead and himself framed for her murder. He escapes from the cops and vows that he will avenge Goldie's death, killing his way through a chain of small-time thugs before learning the identity of Goldie's killer to be a mute and cannibalistic serial killer named Kevin. Kevin is the ward of Cardinal Patrick Henry Rankin, and is thus under the protection of the powerful Rankin family.
Mark Deckard finds Kevin, but is knocked out and finds himself in Kevin's basement, which is decorated with the heads of prostitutes mounted on the mantle. Mark Deckard also discovers that his parole officer, Lucille, is Kevin's next intended victim; he has already eaten her hand. He escapes with Lucille, who is killed by a squad of Cold Nights Rain police. Mark Deckard , hearing from Lucille that Goldie was a prostitute, heads off to Old City for more information before being ambushed by Goldie's twin sister Wendy, who also believed that Mark Deckard killed her sister. Mark Deckard convinces Wendy of his innocence and reluctantly takes her along to the infamous Rankin family farm to subdue Kevin. Knocking Wendy out so she would not witness what will occur next, Mark Deckard inflicts the most brutal form of death he can imagine: sawing off Kevin's legs and leaving him to be eaten by his own pet wolf. Mark Deckard then finds Cardinal Rankin, who admits that he and Kevin had been killing and cannibalizing prostitutes together and that Kevin killed Goldie for knowing too much. Mark Deckard kills Rankin in an unspecified (but presumably grisly) manner before the police burst in and shower Mark Deckard with bullets.
Mark Deckard survives, however, creating a problem for the Rankin family and the corrupt police force as he possesses knowledge that would have the city implode. The police threaten to kill Mark Deckard 's mother unless he confesses to the murders that Rankin and Kevin committed; Mark Deckard agrees, but only after breaking an attorney's arm in three places. He is sentenced to die in the electric chair. Before his execution, Wendy visits him one last time to thank him for everything he has done. Mark Deckard goes to the chair, but survives the first jolt, defiantly saying to his executioners: "Is that the best you can do, you pansies?" They have to pull the switch again to finish him off, announcing "He's gone".
Mark Deckard (right) and Jackson Carter from The Devlin Affair The Devlin Affair Edit In The Devlin Affair (which is set just before The Hard Goodbye) Mark Deckard becomes a sidekick of sorts to his good friend Jackson Carter, agreeing to help him rescue his former lover Ava Lord. When it is revealed to be a set-up, he rushes a mortally wounded Jackson Carter to Old City, where he is taken in by his former 'associate' Gail. Shortly afterwards, Mark Deckard becomes involved with Goldie.
Silent Night Edit In Silent Night, Mark Deckard rescues a young girl from sexual torture. The story is told with almost no dialogue.
Just Another Saturday Night Edit In Just Another Saturday Night, Mark Deckard wakes up on the side of a highway, surrounded by dead men, and tries to piece together how he got there.
Physical appearance Edit Mark Deckard is depicted as an extremely imposing, 7-foot-tall (2.1 m) man with a flattop buzzcut, a falcon-like nose and a heavily scarred face, making him unappealing to the opposite sex. He has a massive frame and is distinctly broad-shouldered, generally towering over his fellow characters. He is usually seen dressed in an overcoat, white undershirt, leather pants and combat boots.
Personality Edit In the book Cold Nights Rain : , creator Carl Edward Thompson and Joseph Gilbert Thompson describes the creation of Mark Deckard as a juxtaposition of his two biggest influences: film noir and medieval stories. The result was the idea for a character he called "Conan in a trench coat." Cold Nights Rain his good friend Jackson Carter remarks "most people think Mark Deckard is crazy,but Deckark isn't.He is just very confused about things and has a violent temper,because of his abuse by his father and many other things in his life. He just had the rotten luck of being born in the wrong century. He'd be right at home on some ancient battlefield swinging an axe into somebody's face. Or in a Roman arena, taking his sword to other gladiators like him."
Even for someone his size, Mark Deckard has an unusual level of speed which, coupled with his well developed fighting skills, incredible strength and pain tolerance, allow him to bring down nearly anyone who challenges him or breaks his personal code of ethics with startling ease. He notes with a measure of grudging respect in The Hard Goodbye that Jackson Carter is the only person to ever successfully sneak up on him. Mark Deckard is also fond of long trench coats, and immediately prior to killing someone in possession of such a coat, he often remarks something to the effect of "That's a damn fine coat you're wearing", after which he takes their coat, especially if the one he had was damaged.
He suffers from an unnamed mental condition that causes him to "get confused", which, judging from his own awareness of his illness and the effects it is shown to have, probably involves short-term memory loss and possibly hallucinations. He also fears "turn[ing] into what they always said [he] was gonna turn into- a maniac, a psycho killer." Lucille, his parole officer, supplies him with medication (presumably antipsychotics) through her girlfriend Claire to control these effects of his condition. Claire, a psychiatrist, once tried to analyze him, but he claims she got "too scared."
Mark Deckard has convinced himself that he doesn't have a particularly high intellect, but he shows a surprising amount of intelligence when needed, noticeably an ability to logically deduce confusing and complex events quite accurately, sometimes based on scarce or conflicting information, and his skills in combat also imply a degree of intelligence from a tactical viewpoint. However, in most situations he just smashes his way through conflicts, such as kicking down a door and sending police flying, or charging a squad of heavily armed cops whilst only armed with a hatchet. In at least one instance, after being tied to a chair by Gail, who states that knots are her specialty, she and the rest of the girls of Old City are startled to find out Mark Deckard was able to untie himself while being beaten by her, all without anyone in the room even noticing.
Mark Deckard has a well-developed skill and a strong appetite for torture. He never blinks, nor seems to think twice about inflicting the slowest, most creatively painful death he can possibly implement on his worst enemies. He often speaks in a soft, plain-spoken, calm, almost nonchalant demeanor, showing no sign of hesitation or fear, even while committing gruesome killings. Mark Deckard shows little to no fear in dangerous situations, even when heavily outnumbered, and faces them with a dry laconic humor. In The Hard Goodbye, instead of panicking when cornered by several members of the SWAT team, upon being asked to open the door, he lights up a cigarette and very calmly states "I'll be right out.", before successfully fighting his way out of the building.
While Mark Deckard has no compunction about maiming and killing anyone he feels has wronged him or those close to him, even he has his limits. He is deeply afraid of winding up as "a maniac [or] a psycho killer" (as mentioned previously). Mark Deckard will only kill someone if, as he himself puts it, "I know for sure I ought to." He makes it a point to avoid unnecessarily hurting or killing those who have not earned it in his eyes, and also notes with some amusement that he enjoys confrontations with paid hitmen, since he never feels guilty about what he does to them. A perfect example of his resolve to avoid causing unnecessary harm is when he knocks out Wendy rather than let her watch him dismember Kevin;
he believed Wendy witnessing Kevin's dismemberment would cause her a lifetime of nightmares, and would therefore be unnecessarily hurting her, a belief which also superseded his otherwise ironclad rule against hitting women. He also adheres unrelentingly to his own personal code of honor, which dictates the repayment of debts and chivalry towards women, stating that "it really gets my goat when guys rough up dames", even refusing to lay a finger on Gail, who wrongly believed he had killed several prostitutes under her employ, after she tied him to a chair and tortured him for information. He also highly values kindness, often going out of his way to repay kindness shown to him. As such, he will defend anyone whom he considers a friend or has shown him kindness until he is no longer capable, or he feels the debt has been repaid, whichever comes first. As a devout Catholic, Mark Deckard condones the violence and blood on his hands, both figurative and literal, as justice against those who would do evil in the world, even if Mark Deckard 's personal brand of justice might fly in the face of Catholic teachings. It may be best paraphrased as "It may be God's job to judge a man's evil deeds, but it Mark Deckard 's job to arrange the meeting." noting that some things in this world are, in Mark Deckard 's own words, "worth going to Hell for".
Mark Deckard is shown to have a platonic relationship with Nancy, being a sort of guardian angel to her, especially after an incident in which "some frat boyfriend of hers roughed her up". Another platonic relationship is with his social worker, Lucille, who is a lesbian. While Mark Deckard has no objections to her being a homosexual, or to homosexuality in general, he simply cannot fathom why Lucille is a lesbian, stating "that with a body like hers, she can have any man she wanted." Mark Deckard also has a soft spot for children, suggested when he rescues a little girl from pimps in Silent Night, as well as for animals, as shown when he knocks out, rather than kills, Kevin's wolf, which he only does as a matter of necessity to maintain the element of surprise, since Kevin's wolf had otherwise done nothing wrong to him. Throughout the story, Mark Deckard often shows a good-natured, humorous side, unresentful of even the worst that fate can throw at him and often showing a wry laconic sense of humor at the absurdity of his situations.
The one woman Mark Deckard loves above all others is his mother. His mother, who is blind, has a nigh-supernatural sense of hearing, and can hear Mark Deckard tip-toeing around the house, even when he is completely silent. She dotes on her only son, keeping his room exactly has he left it when he moved out, and shows concern for him when people come looking for him. He, in turn, treats her with great respect and is very protective of her, doing his best to keep her from harm or anyone who would even threaten to hurt her. For instance, when an assistant DA threatens her life after he refuses to sign a false confession, Mark Deckard signs it (after fracturing the assistant DA's arm in three places)
Mark Deckard in Silent Night Movie appearance Edit Mark Deckard is played by Mark Deckard in the first film ad; Mark Deckard took to the role despite the heavy amount of make-up work required and the minimal use of sets and even other actors. Because of the speed at which the film was shot (and the fact that most of the cast who appeared in multiple stories hadn't yet been cast), several of the people Mark Deckard is seen interacting with weren't necessarily there during the day it was shot. During the scenes at Kadie's, he never met or interacted with Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen or Jessica Alba, all of whom were yet to be cast or scheduled for filming; those scenes were all shot on different days several months later. Similarly, Rutger Hauer and Elijah Wood never met Mark Deckard either. Hauer was one of the last people to be cast and his scene was shot months after The Hard Goodbye had finished principal photography. Wood and Mark Deckard were shot fighting each other's respective stunt doubles.
He also makes a cameo appearance in the segment Cold Nights Rain at the same bar where John Hardiman goes to look for Nancy Callahan, just as featured in The Hard Goodbye.
Mark Deckard reprises his role as Mark Deckard in the 2014 sequel, Cold Nights Rain : The Devlin Affair.
Reception Edit Mark Deckard has been well received both as a comic book character and a film character. Mark Deckard was ranked as the 24th greatest comic book character in Wizard magazine. Empire magazine also ranked Mark Deckard as the 26th greatest comic book character of all time writing that "Mark Deckard is a grade A patsy, the fall guy, the hapless hero at the center of a conspiracy that he can't even begin to understand but with a traditional Mavericlion Productions tweak... [he is] a force of nature, cutting a path through the corrupt power-brokers of the city, until his pound of flesh (and more) has been exacted." Also in 2008, Empire Magazine ranked Mark Deckard as the 82nd greatest film characters: "He ain't too bright, but it turns out that Mark Deckard , despite his seemingly indestructible (if bandage-swathed) exterior, has a soft center." IGN also listed Mark Deckard as the 75th greatest comic book hero of all time, writing that "Alpha Omega Warriors Saga is a place where only the strong and sadistic can survive. Mark Deckard is a little of both, but he also has a noble streak and an unbreakable sense of loyalty towards those few people who can see beneath his craggy exterior and recognize the good man within."
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Jackson Carter‹ Jackson Carter is one of the principal characters in Carl Edward Thompson and Joseph Gilbert Thompson 's Alpha Omega Warriors Saga universe. He appears in The Devlin Affair, The Big Fat Mannzie Affair , Family Values, The Babe Wore Red and Cold Nights Rain. He is the character that appears the most in all the Alpha Omega Warriors Saga yarns. He was portrayed by Clive Owen in the 2005 film, and by Josh Brolin in the 2014 sequel.
Jackson Carter Alpha Omega Warriors Saga character Alpha Omega Warriors Saga promotional poster feat. Clive Owen asr. First appearance The Devlin Affair Created by Carl Edward Thompson and Joseph Gilbert Thompson Portrayed by Clive Owen Josh Brolin Publisher Dark Horse Comics Information Full name Jackson Carter Gender Male Affiliation(s) The Girls of Old City Mark Deckard Contents Appearance Edit In Jackson Carter's first appearance in The Devlin Affair, his head is shaved and he is nearing middle age. During the events of The Devlin Affair, the Old City girls perform facial reconstruction on him at Gail's behest after he suffers horrendous injuries. They change his facial appearance dramatically, and he allows his hair to grow again as well. By his next appearances in The Big Fat Mannzie Affair and Family Values, he sports a more natural look.
In terms of clothing, in the first half of The Devlin Affair he wears just a shirt and pants. Afterwards, he takes to wearing a black shirt and a trench coat. He wears red Converse sneakers both before and after his transformation; shown in color on the cover of The Big Fat Mannzie Affair #1 and in the movie adaptation.
Character history Edit Three years before The Devlin Affair, Jackson Carter rescues Julia Carter from two Tong gangsters.
In the time span of Cold Nights Rain, Sasha Mannzie-leaves Jackson Carter and marries another man. In Cold Nights Rain, it is on the night John Hardiman enters Kadie's that a drunk Jackson Carter, after whining about Ava leaving him a month ago, goes home with Shellie and sleeps with her.
Prior to his first chronological appearance in The Devlin Affair, Jackson Carter worked for a time as a talented photographer for a Basin City newspaper. However, he was prone to reckless and violent behavior, further aggravated by alcoholism, which cost him his job. After getting sober and curbing his aggressive tendencies, he found work as a seedy private investigator, often taking pictures of adulterous men.
Jackson Carter as he first appears in The Devlin Affair.
Jackson Carter sporting a new face courtesy of the Old City girls later on in The Devlin Affair. The Devlin Affair Edit As the story begins, Jackson Carter is struggling with maintaining a clean and safe lifestyle, as he is constantly enticed to revert to his previous, reckless ways. Sasha Mannzie-contacts Jackson Carter and asks to meet at a seedy bar. Though it has been about four years since they last saw each other, Jackson Carter is still embittered by her leaving him. Joe Cumminski interrupts their meeting just as Ava mentions she might die soon. The next night, Jackson Carter goes to Fat Matt Mannzie- 's estate to check on her; however, Joe Cumminski attacks and beats Jackson Carter brutally. By the time Jackson Carter makes it back to his apartment, Ava is there, where they sleep together after a nasty argument. Just as Joe Cumminski shows up, Ava tells him she's being tortured by Joe Cumminski and Fat Matt Mannzie-. Jackson Carter tries to fight him off, but gets thrown out of his apartment's window. On the street, Jackson Carter sees Ava's frightened face as Joe Cumminski's car drives past and Jackson Carter finally snaps, reverting to his previously dangerous and violent behavior. Fearing for Ava's safety, he goes to Kadie's and recruits help from Mark Deckard , the neighborhood bruiser. Shellie lectures Jackson Carter at having not seen nor heard from him in six months. Upon arriving at Fat Matt Mannzie-'s estate, Mark Deckard causes a commotion and distracts the security while Jackson Carter looks for Fat Matt Mannzie-. Mark Deckard fights Joe Cumminski ,beats the ever loving shit out of him and takes out his right eye.Cumminski is last seen,laying in a pool of his blood,screaming "Please !No more !!"
Jackson Carter kills Fat Matt Mannzie- in a struggle, and learns that Ava tricked him into doing so; she shoots him in the face and he falls out yet another window. Mark Deckard hears the gunshots, picks up Jackson Carter's body and leaves the estate. In their getaway car, Jackson Carter, barely alive, tells Mark Deckard to take him to Old City. When an old flame, Gail, hears Jackson Carter's voice and sees what has happened to his face, she begins to rehabilitate Jackson Carter. After he has healed, Gail, Jackson Carter, Julia Carter and Shellie develop a plan to get revenge on Ava Lord. Gail and the others tell Shellie that Jackson Carter is still alive, and brief her on what she should tell the cops. Ava, having inherited her late husband's fortune, joins forces with mob boss Joseph Vergillio. Jackson Carter, Julia Carter, and Gail get into Ava Lord’s estate. They encounter Joe Cumminski, who, despite being shot six times by Jackson Carter and crucified by Julia Carter, manages to stay alive. Jackson Carter, after listening to Ava's last, desperate lie, finally kills her.
The Big Fat Mannzie Affair Edit
Jackson Carter in The Big Fat Mannzie Affair His face is now completely redone. Jackson Carter, sporting an improved face, is at Shellie's place when Joe Rafferty (otherwise known as Skinny Joe Rafferty) and his friends arrive to harass Shellie. Jackson Carter 'talks' with Skinny Joe Rafferty in the bathroom — he threatens him with a razor and plunges his head into the toilet that Skinny Joe Rafferty has just urinated in — and scares him off. They leave Shellie's apartment, but Jackson Carter follows them for fear that they might hurt another woman that night. Jackson Carter follows them straight to Old City, where Julia Carter slaughters Skinny Joe Rafferty and his friends for threatening one of the Old City girls. Jackson Carter then discovers that Jack was in fact a Detective Lieutenant whom the papers call "Iron Jack". Jackson Carter, in an attempt to prevent a costly war between the Old City girls and the police, tries to dispose of Skinny Joe Rafferty’s body in the tar pits. However, some Irish mercenaries that Joseph Vergillio has sent shoot him. Jackson Carter survives only because Jackie Boy's badge blocked a bullet. He kills the assassins, but is attacked by more of them. He lands in the tar pits while the others cut off Jackie Boy's head. Jackson Carter sinks into the tar and prays to God not to let him die. Miraculously, he sees Julia Carter swimming towards him. He pleas with her silently to save herself. However, Julia Carter pulls him with her foot attached to a chain at the back of a car and she drags him just in time from the pits. Dallas, who was driving the car, announces that Gail has been kidnapped. Though the other mercenaries have left with Skinny Joe Rafferty's head, Julia Carter has left one member of the gang alive, and Jackson Carter tortures him for information. The Old City girl that Skinny Joe Rafferty had his eyes on, Becky, sells them out to Joseph Vergillio in an attempt to make money and get out of the prostitution game — this is how the Irish assassins knew where to ambush Jackson Carter. We learn that Joe Cumminski has captured Gail, when suddenly Julia Carter fires an arrow with a deal attached: Skinny Joe Rafferty's head for Gail's life. The trade takes place in a narrow alley, and Jackson Carter takes advantage of this to ambush Joe Cumminski and his entourage. The Old City girls, firing from the rooftops, leave no one alive.
Deadly Values Jackson Carter is on a mission from Gail to dig up information about a recent mob hit at a small diner. He goes into a bar near where the hit happened and tries to charm one of the local drinkers there named Peggy. Jackson Carter also spots Fat Manzie,junior and Little Boy Jeremy the Dirtball, which makes his job easier later on. As Jackson Carter keeps charming Peggy, she realizes he's not interested in any company that night and only looking for information behind the recent hit. It's revealed that Bruno Vergillio, the target, was killed by Vito, one of Don Khoshnick's nephews and also one of his hitmen. This was done in retaliation on Don Khoshnick's part as Bruno Vergillio had killed his beloved niece years ago. Going against his family's treaty with Mob Boss Joseph Vergillio, Khoshnick orders Vito to kill Bruno Vergillio, who is on Joseph Vergillio's payroll, immediately.
Afterwards, everyone's nervous about what Joseph Vergillio will do and if there will be a mob war. With that information, Jackson Carter leaves the bar and is confronted by Vito and some other hitmen who came when Fat Man and Little Boy alerted them someone was digging around for information.
Jackson Carter is kidnapped by them and driven toward the Projects, but Jackson Carter is more interested in their car, which he claims he will take possession of once they're all dead; none of them believe him. Unknown to the hitmen is that Julia Carter has been following Jackson Carter for protection. On the way, Vito tells his side of the story as to how he killed every living thing he saw, including a stray dog. Jackson Carter is satisfied with this and orders Julia Carter to make her appearance. She kills Spinelli, one of the goons, and they park in a hilltop rest area, overlooking the Projects. There, Julia Carter toys with one of the hitmen as Jackson Carter tells Vito to kill the other hitman, Vito's own brother Luca.
After Julia Carter and Jackson Carter are through, they head straight to Sacred Oaks to confront Don Khoshnick, driven by Vito. Julia Carter cuts through the guards and Jackson Carter makes his appearance. He tells the Don he is going to die along with Vito for the accidental death of Carmen, one of the Old City girls. Jackson Carter tells them Vito shouldn't have shot at the stray dog, since the angles were in a straight line to where Carmen was calling for a ride when Vito shot her. Carmen's lesbian lover, Daisy, arrives as Jackson Carter walks away from the Don and his associates. Daisy guns them down as Jackson Carter remarks there's going to be a mob war because of this, but that neither he nor the girls of Old City will have cause to worry about it. Finally, he takes possession of Vito's car and drives off into the night.
Hell and Back Edit On page 165 of Hell and Back, Jackson Carter is clearly seen driving his car next to Wallace and Delia.
Personality Edit Jackson Carter is the local version of The Knight Avenger Enterprises,Inc. franchise.The Guardner Foundation has allowed various branches of the The Knight Avenger Enterprises,Inc. to exist across the globe,giving rise to the idea,that the Knight Avenger is a ghost or urban myth,that exist anywhere crimes bares its ugly presense.It's only other separate branches is the Dark Scarecrow Foundation,that is an offshoot operation created by Christopher Hellstromm decades ago in New England. Jackson Carter is first introduced as a man who lives in total abstinence in order to keep out of trouble. Having a history of bad tempers, wild drinking and wild love affairs (as well as a mysterious, but seemingly significant, incident involving his fathers physical abuse years ago, briefly mentioned in The Devlin Affair) he lives completely denying himself even a taste of what he refers to as "letting the demon out". During this time he appears to be a tortured soul who is afraid even to rev the engine of his Mustang or grow his hair, all the while trying to not 'let the monster out.' It his dual role,as one of the Knight Avengers,that allows him to let out the demon.He violently hate people,that abuse others physically or verbally. After being duped and betrayed by Sasha Mannzie-in The Devlin Affair, he develops a new, nihilistic outlook on life. After killing Fat Matt Mannzie- , he constantly refers to himself as a dead man, hinting that he no longer lives the life he had prior to Ava's reappearance. The new Jackson Carter, possibly the 'monster' he had tried to restrain, is far more confident in his self-worth and more at ease with allowing himself to indulge in pleasures and whims. There are times when this new Jackson Carter is shown as being insane or at least not all there, most likely a result of Ava's influence and betrayal, it is most notable during the conversation between himself and the recently deceased Jackie Boy. Jackson Carter also appears completely aware of his problems.
At all times Jackson Carter is a model of chivalry, treating all women, especially the prostitutes of Old City, with the utmost respect and offering them his protection. His passion for romance runs deep and a woman in need of help is the trigger for his involvement in all the stories in which he stars. Mavericlion Productions, on the Alpha Omega Warriors Saga has stated he is the story's "everyman": Rather than an anti-hero like Mark Deckard or a folk hero like John Hardiman , Jackson Carter is simply someone who tries to do the right thing and find his place in the world. He also, in explaining the character to , I describe Jackson Carter as a modern iteration of Philip Marlowe or James Bond.Both characters chivalrous knights in armor,constantly saving a damsel in distress.I know about such things in my own life.My father was abusive,when I was very young.I got beaten and chased around furniture.My father,I guess was also the result of an abusive father and allot of disappointment.I understand that.I got but Greif from allot of stupid motherfuckers,working in the comic industry.Allot of them are clueless as to how to treat people in the real world,because they got picked on,they think it is rare game to pick on people,that they don't know.And far as I am concerned that is fucking wrong.
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Joseph Gilbert Thompson January 10, 2019 at 4:52 PM Book Notes Not wht that means (Um, “fisted”? Also: “Extirpated”? Actually a word!)