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Real Name
Mean Angel
Current Alias
Mean Machine
Alignment
Affiliation
Relatives
Elmer Angel (father); Fink Angel, Link Angel (brothers, deceased); Junior Angel (brother); Sally Suggs (wife, estranged); Junior Suggs AKA Mean Angel, Jr (son); Ratfink (nephew)
Universe
Base Of Operations
Mega-City One; formely the Cursed Earth and the planet Xanadu

Characteristics
Gender
Eyes
Hair
Unusual Features
Mean is a cyborg, with a dial implanted in his skull which increases his aggression level. On 1, he's surly. On 2, he's mean. On 3, he's vicious. And on 4, he's downright brutal!
Status
Marital Status
Occupation
Senseless acts of violence
Education
Nope
Origin
Origin
Transformed into cyborg by father
First appearance

2000 AD prog 160


HistoryEdit

Mean was the shame of the Angel family. They were the meanest, toughest, viciousest, most durn tootin' bad outlaws in the Cursed Earth, every one of 'em a natural born killer, but Mean? To his Pa's despair, Mean was a sickly child who liked books and soft fluffy animals.

So to save the family name, Pa Angel got a doctor to 'improve' the thirteen-year-old Mean, replacing his right arm with a clawed hook and implanting a dial in his head which worked on his brain; on the lowest level, Mean would now be unpleasant, but on '4', he was an unstoppable, destructive force of nature. Mean was now the Mean Machine!

When the Angel Gang kidnapped the mutant known as the Judge Child, Mean was killed by Judge Dredd, who first blew off his arm (luckily, it was only his good arm) and then caused him to head-butt a fuel pump with explosive results (these events occurred during the so-called 'Judge Child Quest') .

Mean was resurrected years later by the Judge Child, and sent to seek vengeance on Dredd alongside his long-lost brother Fink. They failed, and Fink was killed, but Mean remained a thorn in Dredd's side for years. In his old age, Mega-City's surgeons finally managed to remove the dial from his brain and release him into the care of his son, apparently a broken man.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


Abilities

Head-butting.

Strength level

Peak human male.

Weaknesses

Not that bright; occasionally descends into an uncontrollable head-butting frenzy.

ParaphernaliaEdit


Weapons

Steel cranium; bionic arm with razor sharp hook hand.

NotesEdit

  • Mean first appeared in the classic Judge Dredd story The Judge Child Quest.
  • Mean once teamed up with Judge Dredd to recover some stolen Judge clones, having undergone brain surgery to make him think that Dredd was his dead father. (See quotes.)
  • Mean occasionally has his own strip, entitled Mean Machine.

TriviaEdit

Mean appeared in the 1995 movie Judge Dredd, played by Christopher Adamson.

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