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Real Name: Deck Borate

Identity/Class: Normal human technology user

Occupation: Pest exterminator

Group Membership: Orkin pest controllers

Affiliations: Orkin, people in need of pest controllers (Briscoe family (David Briscoe, Judy Briscoe, Stuart Briscoe, mother)), others)

Enemies: Household pests and bugs

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile across the USA

First Appearance: The Exterminator: No Job Too Big#1 (1994)

Powers/Abilities: Deck Borate has comprehensive training in pest control and the behavior of pests (various insects, rats, etc.). When directly tackling pests, he wears Orkin's Exterminator mech suit; this assembles at will around him and slides away. This nanotechtronic suit has many functions, including a patented microenhancement optimetric view screen that slides over the right eye to identify any tiny access points by pests. The Exterminator suit can shrink with the wearer down to ant size and has an external illumination system. The Exterminator suit carries a supply of Orkin technoid time-expiration capsules that are lethal to insects and insect nests. It also has an electrically charged gun to ward off pests, but this has limited power supply.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation without armor)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation without armor)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown


(The Exterminator: No Job Too Big#1 (fb) - BTS) - Like other Orkin pest controllers using the Exterminator armor, Deck Borate underwent comprehensive training. He once owned a Studebaker car that had broken down.

(The Exterminator: No Job Too Big#1 (fb)) - Borate's latest job was with the Briscoe family and he met with father Stuart Briscoe and daughter Judy. After discussion, Borate had his suspicion over the type of pest and transformed into the Exterminator, his nanotechtronic armor assembling instantly around him. His optimetric scanner identified the pests' entry. Pressing a button, his suit shrank with him down to ant-size and he entered the crack between the walls where his suspicions were confirmed: the pharaoh ants were the chief pest. Borate set a series of lethal Orkin technoid capsules timed to detonate and fled the site.

(The Exterminator: No Job Too Big#1) - But the sun had set and the nocturnal insects returned: millipedes, German cockroaches, fleas, rats--all controlled by the pharaoh ants. He used an electric charge gun to zap away the creatures. Almost escaping through the crack into the house again, he was confronted by an ant-controlled fly, but it was captured by a hungry spider. Borate emerged safely into the house and resumed his normal size before speaking to the Borates about pest control.

Comments: Adapted by Jim Kruger, Pete Garcia, Steve Moncuse.

I'm not sure how Orkin achieved an armored mech suit that shrank with the wearer; maybe Pym particles were leased out?

The Exterminator: No Job Too Big#1 was a flipbook with Spider-Man: Bug Stops Here.

This profile was completed 09/04/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

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The Exterminator: No Job Too Big#1, p5, pan5 (main image)
   p8, pan6 (headshot)
   p6, pan2 (hand weapon)
   p8, pan4 (enlarging)

The Exterminator: No Job Too Big#1 (1994) - Jim Kruger (writer), Pete Garcia (pencils), Steve Moncuse (inks), Glenn Herdling (editor)

First posted: 09/14/2021
Last updated: 09/11/2021

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