Personal Info:
Real Name: Jerome Beechman
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Los Alamos, New Mexico
First Appearance: Shanna, The She-Devil Vol.1 #4 (1973) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Nekra, Controller, Mr. Fear, Corrupter, The Hood
Group Affiliation: None; formerly Hood's criminal army, Mutant Force, Fem-Force, Crossfire's Crew, former partner of Nekra, former leader of Black Spectre
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Shanna the She-Devil
Creators: Carole Seuling, Steve Gerber and Ross Andru
Gallery: Click
Enhanced Abilities: Mandrill has super human strength, agility, speed endurance and durability.
Pheromones: The Mandrill's primary mutant power is the ability to secrete an odorless pheromone capable of affecting human females, leaving them extremely submissive and open to the Mandrill's manipulations. The pheromones have a maximum effective range of 250 feet and are highly addictive. Initial contact with Mandrill and subsequent reinforcement over a period of a few months is sufficient to keep most women in his power almost permanently. If, however, the woman is removed form his presence after the initial contact, she will go through a mild period of "withdrawal" and be free after a period of a few months. The Mandrill's mutant pheromones are released at a rate of 2,000 parts per million, several thousand times that of a normal human.
Jerome Beechman was the mutant son of Frederic Beechman, an atomic research scientist at Los Alamos Atomic Proving Grounds, New Mexico, and his wife Emily. Prior to his conception, Beechman's father, a Caucasian scientist, as well as Gemma Sinclair, a black cleaning woman, were exposed to a massive dose of radiation when faulty electrical wiring caused an explosion that breached the facility's small experimental nuclear pile. A year later, the scientist's son was born with black skin and tuffs of body hair. Equally distressing to Gemma Sinclair and her husband was the birth of their daughter, who was born with chalk white skin and fangs. The boy grew up hated by his peers and parents for his freakish appearance. When Beechman was ten, his father drove him out to the middle of the American desert and abandoned him. The boy swore to find his way back and exact revenge on his parents.
While in the desert, he encountered the Sinclair's' mutant girl, Nekra, who had been similarly mistreated and was running away from home. The two became partners and wandered the Southwest, protecting one another and shunning all other human companionship, surviving by stealth and cunning. For six years, the two educated themselves by listening outside of schoolroom windows and reading stolen books. One night, angry New Mexican townspeople discovered them, having heard rumours about "monsters" invading their hometown, and attacked them with pitchforks and guns. That night, Beechman and Sinclair discovered that sheer hate released latent mutant powers within them, powers they used to slay their tormentors. As his mutant powers surfaced, Beechman's appearance became more apelike, prompting him to take the alias Mandrill.
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