Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Unrevealed (possible human mutate; see comments)

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: Hood's army

Affiliations: John King, Piledriver (Brian Calusky), Squid, Thunderball (Eliot Franklin), others

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Dark Reign: The Hood#4 (October, 2009)

Powers/Abilities: He can apparently swim and possesses superhuman strength (enough to rip open a ship's hull). Maybe he can breathe underwater...(see comments).

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 160 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: None


(Dark Reign: The Hood#4 (fb) - BTS) - At some point Man-Fish joined Hood's supervillain army.

(Dark Reign: The Hood#4) - Man-Fish silently stood by while Thunderball, Piledriver, Squid and John talked about the Hood. John King then sent Squid and Man-Fish to swim out to a large cargo ship, take control over it, run it aground and then crack it open so King and the others could fill up the truck with the tech in the hold. Man-Fish was ready to go...

Comments: Created by Jeff Parker (writer) & Kyle Hotz (artist).

Why does he exist? Because Tiger Shark had gone rogue on Norman Osborn over in Dark Reign: Lethal Legion#1-3 (2009) and could not be used anymore as part of Hood's army, which was basically working for Osborn at this point.

Who and what is this guy? He could be a further mutated version of Arnim Zola's Man-Fish or one of Dorcas' Men-Fish. Maybe he is a mutated human, maybe a mutant (not likely) or an extradimensional aquatic warlord stranded on Earth (more likely than a mutant at least).

Considering his physical appearance (bald head, bulging eyes), maybe he had some connection to "fish man" Ned Flanders--possibly his unrevealed offspring?--Ron Fredricks

And he was never seen again. Nothing is known about this guy. As written above, he was just a replacement for Tiger Shark. What happened to him? Did he bump his head on the cargo ship? Did he realize too late he actually can't breathe underwater and drown? Was he just there for a tryout and didn't make the cut in the illustrious army of the Hood?

Profile by Markus Raymond.

Man-Fish has no known connection to:

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Dark Reign: The Hood#4, p2, pan2 (main image, head shot)
Dark Reign: The Hood#4, p2, pan4 (from behind)
Dark Reign: The Hood#4, p1, pan5 (in shadows, full silhouette)

Dark Reign: The Hood#4 (October, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Kyle Hotz (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)

First Posted: 12/12/2015
Last updated: 01/18/2020

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