Lobster Random

Real Name
Aliases
Lob
Alignment
Universe

Characteristics
Gender
Hair
Unusual Features
He has giant lobster claws attached to his sides.
Origin
First appearance

2000 AD prog 1342


HistoryEdit

Lobster Random is a geriatric sociopath, a genetically altered former soldier turned professional torturer who has a pair of giant lobster claws attached to his sides and a hole in his head permanently covered by sticking plaster — the result of brain surgery which rendered him unable to feel pain and incapable of sleep. Cynical and foul-tempered (unsurprisingly, after being awake for thirty years) he is totally amoral. He also has a bizarre sexual fetish for machines (anything made of meat holds no interest for him) and was the longtime business partner of Mrs Redd, a filthy rich and thoroughly unscrupulous disembodied human brain living in a robot body. All in all, Lobster Random is not your typical hero figure, which is probably just as well as he's definitely no hero.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


Abilities

Incapable of feeling pain, or of sleeping.

Strength level

Normal human strength of an elderly genetically modified loony.

Weaknesses

Incapable of feeling pain, or of sleeping.

ParaphernaliaEdit


Weapons

Giant lobster claws.

NotesEdit

Lobster Random first appeared in No Pain, No Gain in 2000 AD progs 1342 to 1349, and returned in Tooth & Claw (1411 to 1419) and The Agony & the Ecstasy (1482 to 1490). At the end of the apparently unrelated series The Vort (progs 1598 to 1596) one of the main characters was revealed to be a scarred and mutilated Lob, now missing one of his pincers. Lob subsequently returned in a new solo story, The Forget Me Knot, in prog 1601.

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