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Real Name: Ned Jackson

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Football player (NFL), product endorser

Group Membership: Chicago Wolves, NFL

Affiliations: Power Man (Luke Cage), Sally McRae, other fans

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Chicago, USA

First Appearance: Power Man and Iron Fist I#112 (December, 1984)

Powers/Abilities: Ned Jackson is an experienced NFL (American football) player, well regarded by many with a strong fan base. However, he has aged and put on additional weight (presumably unintentionally), which has affected his performance. Despite this, he remains extremely fit and has near-peak human strength. He continues to be amiable with his fans.

Height: 6'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 270 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black


(Power Man and Iron Fist I#112 (fb) - BTS) - Ned Jackson was a childhood friend of Luke Cage, but they lost contact.

   Jackson progressed into NFL football, becoming a prominent player, settling with the Chicago Wolves team and he had a strong fan base with a "tough guy" image. His popularity made him a good candidate for product endorsement on television adverts. However, advancing age and weight gain affected his performance in recent games.

   Many people were excited for his team's upcoming home-turf game against the Gas House Gorillas in Chicago.

(Power Man and Iron Fist I#112) - Young child Sally McRae, being pursued by several government organizations for her possession of her mother's Pentagon security-compromising information, was keen to attend the Chicago game. However, Cage had been coerced by a covert government organization to stop Sally.

(Power Man and Iron Fist I#112 (fb) - BTS) - Jackson made a mistake in the game, fumbling the ball in the last seconds, causing the Wolves to miss the finals. Fans were disappointed and questioned his ability to play.

(Power Man and Iron Fist I#112) - In the empty back player corridors of the stadium, Jackson was heavily berated by his coach, but he was shoved into a laundry bin. Jackson then encountered Sally and Cage; Sally was awestruck and confessed she hoped to be a football player like him one day. Where Cage had earlier dismissed Sally's dream to play a sport deemed only for men, Jackson instead encouraged her. Heartened by Sally's enthusiasm, Jackson took them out to dinner at a pizza diner.

Comments: Created by Christopher Priest (credited as Jim Owsley), Greg LaRocque, Jerry Acerno.

This profile was completed 08/03/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

"Bad" Ned Jackson has no known connections to:

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Power Man and Iron Fist I#112, p21, pan5 (main image)
   p5, pan1 (headshot)

Power Man and Iron Fist I#112 (December, 1984) - Christopher Priest (as Jim Owsley, writer), Greg LaRocque (pencils), Jerry Acerno (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)

First posted: 09/30/2021
Last updated: 09/28/2021

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