Finnigan Sinister is a 'gunshark' (effectively, a hit-man) of Irish descent living and working in the futuristic city of Downlode, which occupies much of what was once Central Europe in the near future (date unspecified). He is the partner of Ray Dexter, and has an estranged wife, fellow gunshark Carrie Hosanna. Of the two, he has always been far closer to Sinister.
Sinister and Dexter were among the city's most feared gunsharks, but their lives became complicated after they carried out the assassination of the city's top crime boss 'Holy Moses' Tannenbaum, on the orders of his wife Demi Octavo. After a period of instability in Downlode, the pair went to work for Demi, but she was eventually killed. A showdown with hirelings of her successor, Apellido, left Dexter apparently dead and caused Sinister to flee the city, eventually relocating to the planet Generica. There he adopted the identity of 'Malone', changed his face, and took drugs which caused him to forget his true identity.
Malone was eventually tracked down by an old friend, former cop Rocky Rhodes, who informed him of his true identity, allowing Sinister to regain his memories (which had in any case been trying to break through from his subconscious in the form of nightmarish hallucinations). Sinister then returned to Downlode, having discovered his partner was still alive, and broke him out of jail.
The deadly duo have since resumed their former career, though Sinister was forced to briefly resume his Malone identity during a spell in the witness protection programme.
Appearances, Images, and QuotesEdit
- Finny is one of the central characters of the long running 2000 AD strip Sinister Dexter.
- In 2000 AD prog 1889 Finny went undercover and adopted the name 'Lefty Wake', a reference to the Latin 'sinister' ('left') and the novel Finnegans Wake by James Joyce.