bad_boys-ace-fullBAD BOYS

Membership: Hadrian, Little Pieces, Plastique (Motormouth is the muzzled platinum-blonde...not a member of the group);
    Plastique would likely consider his blade (Jezebel) the fourth member

Purpose: Field agents of ACE (Asuza Cynergetic Engineering) Corporation

Aliases: None

Affiliations: ACE Corporation (notably Mr. Asuza)

Enemies: Motormouth (Harley Davis);
    presumably others

Base of Operations: Unspecified location on the planet Matricca Scoppio, on the outer rim of the Crab Nebula

First Appearance: (Mentioned) Motormouth & Killpower#6 (November, 1992);
    (seen) Motormouth & Killpower#7 (December, 1992)

Powers/Abilities: The Bad Boys all relatively large (they looked to be at least 1-2 feet taller than the 5'4" Motormouth) and well-built. They may have been able to change sizes, as sometimes they looked like more like 3-4' taller than her.

    They were presumably experienced and skilled warriors, and they swiftly overwhelmed Motormouth before she could use her powers against them; however, they had limited opportunity to demonstrate their fighting abilities.

History:bad_boys-ace-intro
(Motormouth & Killpower#1 (fb) - BTS / Motormouth & Killpower#7 (fb) - BTS / Overkill#6) - On Matricca Scoppio, the ACE Corporation developed the phase unit technology, which was stolen by Mys-Tech Warheads.

(Motormouth & Killpower#1 (fb) - BTS) - Mys-Tech designated the phase unit technology as MOPED (Mind Operated PErsonal Dematerialization) units.

(Motormouth & Killpower#6 - BTS) - Motormouth and Killpower (Julius Mullarkey), who had received the MOPED units and who were investigating its origins, traveled to Matricca Scoppio, where their technology was detected by ACE Corporation agents. After Killpower had been abducted by Psycho-Wraiths sent by Mys-Tech, his dropped MOPED unit was recovered by Motormouth.

    ACE's Mr. Thule appreciated that the girl had both MOPED units, and he ordered the Dove Soldiers to confront her.

(Motormouth & Killpower#7 (fb) - BTS) - The Bad Boys were presumably sent in as back-up.

(Motormouth & Killpower#6) - As Motormouth prepared to transport back  to Earth to rescue Killpower, the Dove Soldiers intercepted her, noting she should be happy they did not send the psychotic Bad Boys.

(Motormouth & Killpower#7) - Motormouth swiftly buried the Dove Soldiers by causing an avalanche with a sonic force blast, but she was almost instantly beset by the Bad Boys, who had apparently observed the previous battle via (presumably live) video.

    Recognizing them as trouble, Motormouth fled, but she ran into a dead end, and Hadrian informed her that "dead" would be the operative word if she made one more move. He then introduced himself and the group, and the other two members then introduced themselves. As Plastique held her down with his foot, Hadrian applied some sort of muzzle/gag to contain her vocal powers. They could only find one MOPED unit (as they were unaware that Killpower had saved Motormouth's life by implanting the MOPED unit's components within her while on the planet Tekron).

(Motormouth & Killpower#7 (fb) - BTS) - The Bad Boys delivered Motormouth to Mr. Asuza.bad_boys-ace-asuza-decap

(Motormouth & Killpower#7) - While noting that Motormouth did not look like one of the barbarians who had stolen the MOPED units from them, Asuza concluded she must be in league with those who did, and he would have to make do with being unpleasant to her instead.

    Desperate to retrieve the second MOPED unit, Asuza requested Pieces' knife and cut off the muzzle/whatever restraining Motormouth's sonic powers and insisted she tell him where it was. In response, however, she released a sonic blast that blew off Asuza's head.

    Motormouth then warned the Bad Boys to stay away from her, and -- shocked by her power -- they complied. She told them that their organization was going to need a new head.

(Motormouth & Killpower#7 - BTS) - Departing the ACE Corp building, Motormouth used the MOPED unit to travel back to Earth to rescue Killpower.

Comments: Created by Graham Marks, Edmund Perryman, and Cam Smith & Bambos Georgiou as part of the Marvel UK imprint.

    The reference to Hadrian seems very unlikely for an alien world in the Crab nebula, some 6500 light years from Earth. It makes me wonder if the members of the ACE Corporation originally came from Earth, notably Asia and Europe's United Kingdom.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Bad Boys have no known connections to


Hadrian

bad_boys-ace-hadrian-upperbad_boys-ace-hadrian-face&muzzle     The spokesman for the Bad Boys, he was proud of being built like a wall.

     Having witnessed Motormouth's power in use against the Dove Soldiers, he was prepared to place some sort of muzzle/gag on her.

     When Plastique complained about Little Pieces talking to his blade, Hadrian advised him not to listen to it or otherwise to be silent.

     Hadrian confirmed to Mr. Asuza that Motormouth was the one who had caused so much trouble, telling him to check the vids.

     After Motormouth blew off Mr. Asuza's head and then told the Bad Boys to keep away from her, Hadrian replied, "I got no problems with that!"

--
Motormouth & Killpower#7

Note:
Hadrian took his name from Hadrian's Wall (aka the Roman Wall and Picts' Wall), a defensive fortification built under Emperor Hadrian circa 122 A.D. and marking the boundary between Roman Britannia and unconquered Caledonia to the north.



Little Pieces

bad_boys-ace-litpiece-upper bad_boys-ace-litpiece-face-knife    Little Pieces carried a large knife (apparently named Jezebel, see note) to which he spoke and with which he at least believed he could communicate.

     He is also very eager to use his knife on others.

    When they could not find the second MOPED unit on Motormouth, he was happy to cut into her to try to find it.

    When Mr. Asuza asked to borrow his knife, Little Pieces told him to be gentle with her. Plastique suggested to Hadrian that Little Pieces should marry that blade, but Hadrian advised him to keep his voice down.

     Mr. Asuza foolishly used the blade to cut the muzzle/gag off of Motormouth in an effort to get her to tell where her MOPED unit was, which allowed her to use her powers to blow Mr. Asuza's head off.

--
Motormouth & Killpower#7

Note: Little Pieces noted that he took that name because that's what he cut people into.

     After he let Mr. Asuza borrow his knife and Asuza's head was blown off by Motormouth (as seen as the bottom image in the main profile), Little Pieces leapt toward his knife and cried out "Jezebel!"

     It seems extremely likely that Little Pieces would have named his name, and without any information to the contrary, it would seem very likely that the knife's name is Jezebel. 

     According to our friend Wikipedia, with fits with my limited Biblical knowledge:

bad_boys-ace-litpiece-face-knife2
         According to the Bible, Jezebel was a Phoenician princess who, along with her husband, King Ahab, instituted the worship of Baal and Asherah on a national scale. In addition, she violently purged the prophets of Yahweh (the Judeo-Christian-Islamic God) from Israel, damaging the reputation of the Omride dynasty. For these offenses, the Omride dynasty was annihilated, with Jezebel herself suffering death by defenestration.

     Jezebel is pictured above in Little Piece's sub-profile, and there will be another image with Mr. Asuza in the ACE Corporation profile in about a week



Plastique

bad_boys-ace-plast-backstompbad_boys-ace-plast-face     Acting quickly, he kicked Motormouth in the back, knocking her to the ground and holding her down with his foot while Hadrian applied a muzzle/gag that blocked her sonic powers.

     He hated it when Little Pieces talked to his knife, and he had no problem saying that out loud, despite Hadrian's warnings to the contrary.

    When
Mr. Asuza asked to borrow Little Pieces' knife and Little Pieces told him to be gentle with her, Plastique suggested to Hadrian that Little Pieces should marry that blade.

     Too late, he tried to warn Mr. Asuza against removing the muzzle that suppressed Motormouth's power.
.

--Motormouth & Killpower#7

Note: As best as I could tell, Plastique did not have explosive powers or even use explosives. He apparently took his name because his temper was explosive.




images: (without ads)
Motormouth & Killpower#7, pg. 2, panel 2 (leaping to confront Motormouth);
       pg. 3, panel 1 (Hadrian and Little Pieces confronting Motormouth);
          panel 2 (Plastique stomping on Motormouth's back);
          panel 3 (Hadrian face w/ muzzle);
          panel 5 (Little Pieces face with blade);
       pg. 11, panel 2 (group, full body, distant);
          panel 4 (Little Pieces with blade, showing handle);
          panel 5 (Plastique's face);
       pg. 13, panel 3 (Asuza decapitated; Jezebel!)


Appearances:
Motormouth & Killpower#6 (November, 1992) - Graham Marks (writer), Gary Frank (and Dave Taylor) (pencilers), Cam Smith (inker), Jacqui Papp (editor)

Motormouth & Killpower#7 (December, 1992) - Graham Marks (writer), Edmund Perryman (penciler), Cam Smith & Bambos Georgiou (inkers), Jacqui Papp (editor)


First posted: 09/13/2023
Last updated: 09/13/2023

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