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BUG

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-93060/Ultraverse) human technology user

Occupation: Communications operator and computer specialist

Group Membership: Solitaire's network

Affiliations: Boulevard, Elaine, Iris, Israel, Solitaire, Spice, Sugar  (all Earth-93060)

Enemies: Jinn (Djinn), Anton Lone  (all Earth-93060)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Los Angeles, USA (Earth-93060)

First Appearance: Solitaire#5 (April, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Bug is a savant at computers and communications, and has developed an obedient A.I. that responds to his voice commands. He monitors various communications networks. His movement is limited to a motorized wheelchair and his body is frail, despite a diet of junk food. He requires spectacles for vision, has a slight stutter and appears to have unusually slender fingers.

Height: 5'4"
Weight: 115 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History:

(Solitaire#5 (fb) - BTS) - Through unrevealed means, the disabled computer genius nicknamed Bug, hidden in a safehouse stacked with electronic hardware and various software, became an important part of the network of the urban vigilante Solitaire with contact only via remote means. He developed an obedient and responsive A.I. that responded to voice commands (and which he called "Computer"). However, Solitaire and his undercover network were unaware of the nanites secretly placed in the vigilante's bloodstream by his crimelord father Anton Lone to stop him from acting against his father.

(Solitaire#5) - Solitaire set up an elaborate plot to get to the criminal operations of his father, whose lackeys went to a decoy hideout of Solitaire's secretly monitored by Bug. Hearing Anton Lone's thugs searching the place, Bug informed Solitaire's network remotely. Bug then had his A.I. order more cola to keep himself alert.

(Solitaire#6 (fb) - BTS) - Solitaire secured secured tape recorded evidence of his father plotting to destroy Hollywood for profit. But the nanites controlled him and he ordered Bug to erase the tape, then wiped it from his memory.

(Solitaire#6) - Solitaire called Bug for the tape to be delivered to him, but Bug told him that he had followed Solitaire's orders and erased the evidence. This left both baffled.

(Solitaire#7) - Bug remained concerned about the contradictory behavior of Solitaire regarding the evidence. Informed by another agent, Boulevard, of suspicious strangers at Anton Lone's base, Bug passed the information to Solitaire, but again the nanites overrode Solitaire's perception and the vigilante lost that knowledge.

(Solitaire#8 (fb) - BTS) - Bug passed on Solitaire's instructions for agents Israel and Spice to monitor Anton Lone's offices.

(Solitaire#8) - Bug advised Israel that Solitaire was ignoring info gathered on Anton Lone and was instead focusing on the villainous Degenerate.

(Solitaire#9) - Solitaire contacted Bug for information on missing children, which was part of the Degenerate's insidious activities, and ordered his entire network focus on stopping the Degenerate. Solitaire ignored anything Bug said when the communications expert brought up Anton Lone. Bug obediently passed on Solitaire's instruction to the network, but also informed them that their boss was acting strangely.

(Solitaire#10) - Bug's information led to six of Solitaire's agents confronting their leader about his evasiveness concerning his father's criminal activities, and Solitaire's later realization it as the nanites controlling him.

(Ultraverse Double Feature) - Investigating a string of murders connected by classic movie memorabilia, Solitaire had Bug quickly call up information on retired star Vivian Beaumont, which led to the vigilante stopping the killer Martin Jones.

Comments: Created by Gerard Jones, Jeff Johnson, Stephen J.B. Jones, Barbara Kaalberg.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Bug has no known connections to:


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Solitaire#5, p12, pan1 (main image)
   p12, pan4 (headshot)
   p12, pan3 (side head shot with computers)


Appearances:
Solitaire#5 (April, 1994) - Gerard Jones (writer), Jeff Johnson (layouts), Stephen J.B. Jones (pencils), Barbara Kaalberg (inks), Hank Kanalz (editor)
Solitaire#6 (May, 1994) - Gerard Jones (writer), Jeff Johnson (layouts), Stephen J.B. Jones (pencils), Barbara Kaalberg (inks), Hank Kanalz (editor)
Solitaire#7 (September, 1994) - Gerard Jones (writer), Julie Huffman (co-writer), Jeff Johnson (layouts), Jeff Parker & Stephen J.B. Jones (pencils), Barbara Kaalberg & Ande Parks (inks), Hank Kanalz & Phil Crain (editors)
Solitaire#8 (September, 1994) - Gerard Jones (writer), Jeff Parker (pencils), John Lowe (inks), Hank Kanalz & Phil Crain (editors)
Solitaire#9 (September, 1994) - Gerard Jones (writer), Jeff Parker (pencils), John Lowe (inks), Phil Crain (editor)
Ultraverse Double Feature: Prime and Solitaire#1 (January, 1995) - Gerard Jones & Julie Huffman (writer), Mark Miraglia (pencils), Dan Schaffer (inks), Phil Crain & Hank Kanalz (editors)


First posted: 06/13/2023 - celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Ultraverse!
Last updated: 06/13/2023

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