Mad Jack
Mad Jack
Personal Info:
Real Name: Maguire Beck
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Moreno Valley, California
First Appearance: Spider-Man: The Mysterio Manifesto Vol.1 1
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Former partner of Daniel Berkhart
Base Of Operations: New York City, New York
Grudges: Spider-Man and Daredevil
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Mad Jack is an expert designer of special effects devices and stage illusions, a master hypnotist, and skilled in chemistry and robotics.
Grenades: Mad Jack employs numerous types of custom designed a grenades including anaesthetic, lachrymatory, regurgitant gas, smoke, and concussion grenades.
Body Armour: Mad Jack wear's complete body armour made of metal-covered, multi segment Kevlar panels that provide some protection from physical and energy attacks.
Helmet: Mad Jack’s head is covered by a bullet proof helmet with an internal, 3 hour, compressed air supply and is equipped with telescopic infrared image intensifiers for seeing in the dark.
Blasters: Mad Jack is also equipped with wrist blasters, which incorporate high-frequency electric transducers that can deliver a long-range shot.
Glider: Mad Jack has a glider which allows her to fly.
As a child, Maguire Beck idolized her older cousin Quentin Beck, a Hollywood special effects expert who became the super-villain Mysterio. When Quentin invited Maguire to join him in his life of crime, she readily accepted, using her computer expertise to help upgrade Quentin's special effects. In return, Quentin taught Maguire the secrets behind his illusions. Quentin also had two other students at the time: Daniel "Danny" Berkhart, Quentin's former cellmate who, during a time when Quentin had faked his own death, was hired by Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson to pose as the ghost of Mysterio and capture Spider-Man, only to be arrested and then abandoned by Jameson; and Conundrum, an enigmatic student of Eastern mysticism who claimed to know nothing about his own past. Conundrum left to pursue his own ambitions and Berkhart adopted the costumed identity of Jack O'Lantern (previously used by Jason Macendale before becoming the Hobgoblin), a.k.a. Mad Jack, to pursue his personal vendetta against J. Jonah Jameson for abandoning him years ago. Though hired by Norman Osborn to target Jameson, Berkhart ultimately burned the cash to show his personal involvement. Maguire joined forces with Berkhart to hone her craft, usually remaining behind the scenes and using her computer technology to assist Berkhart, communicating with him via a radio transmitter built into a robotic cat. Maguire always thought that she and Quentin would eventually become full partners in crime, but then Quentin unexpectedly committed suicide. Devastated, Maguire dedicated her life to destroying everyone she regarded as having abused, exploited, or humiliated Quentin.
Upon learning of Quentin's suicide, Berkhart again became Mysterio and gave his Jack O'Lantern costume to Maguire, who became the new Mad Jack in order to distinguish herself from previous Jack O’Lanterns.