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Real Name: Oswald Mayhem

Identity/Class: Extratemporal (Earth-5555 8162 AD) human

Occupation: Major, mercenary

Group Membership: Sudden Impact (Bird, Buck, "Gut", Nitro, North, "South", Trench, Vienna, Zoot)

Affiliations: Minister Carson, unidentified general

Enemies: Death's Head (Freelance Peacekeeping Agent), Equadorian rebels, Gowse, Marshall Lek

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile on Earth-5555 circa 8162 AD

First Appearance: Death's Head I#5 (April, 1989)

Powers/Abilities: Mayhem has no known super human powers, but is a capable mercenary who has no qualms about killing.


(Death's Head I#6 - BTS) - Mayhem was a member of Sudden Impact, an elite killing force used for secret missions.

(Death's Head I#5) - While fighting hundreds of rebels in Equador, Mayhem and his team were ordered by a general to break off their mission and return home for a vitally urgent job.

(Death's Head I#6 - BTS) - Minister Letterman arranged for Gowse to testify during a senate hearing. This evidence would greatly discredit Letterman's rival minister Carson, who hired Sudden Impact to permanently silence Gowse.

(Death's Head I#6) - Mayhem and Sudden Impact attacked the home of Marshall Lek, who was guarding Gowse along with his deputies and Death's Head. Sudden Impact made short work of Marshall's men, but proved no match for the mechanoid bounty hunter. Death's Head effortlessly killed seven Sudden Impact members before facing Mayhem, who immediately opened fire. Death's Head dodged his barrage and leapt behind Sudden Impact's battle tank. Mayhem ordered Vienna to run Death's Head over, but he picked up the tank and hurled it at Mayhem, who barely got out of the way. Thinking Mayhem was the sole surviving Sudden Impact member, Death's Head got ready to finish him off too. Instead of fighting, Mayhem dropped his gun and told Death's Head he had succeeded in his mission anyway. He then asked a puzzled Death's Head how many Sudden Impacters he had killed. Counting eight, Mayhem assured him there were nine. At that moment Nitro blew up Gowse. Having failed in his mission, and losing his fee in the process, Death's Head let Mayhem, who was more than willing to have the mechanoid join a new incarnation of Sudden Impact, leave. Death's Head refused, claiming it to be against his principles.

Comments: Created by Simon Furman, John Higgins & Richard Starkings.

Mayhem's first name was revealed in Death's Head FPA's profile in OHotMU SC#3.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

Mayhem has no known connections to:

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Death's Head I#5, p22, pan5 (main image)

Death's Head I#5 (April, 1989) - Simon Furman (writer), John Higgins (art), Richard Starkings (editor)
Death's Head I#6 (May, 1989) - Simon Furman (writer), Liam Sharp (pencils), Paul Marshall (inks), Richard Starkings (editor)

Last updated: 08/15/13

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