Bushmaster (Marvel)(02 - Quincy McIver)
Real Name: Quincy McIver
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Bushmaster has prosthetic arms, with a single retractable claw located in the back of each hand. Though some of the Roxxon-created serpents have gills, Bushmaster does not, and requires a breathing apparatus to operate underwater. He has a small transceiver implanted in his skull which allowed Sidewinder to track him; it is unclear if he or any other Society members are aware of this.
Quincy grew up on a Caribbean island. At the age of 12 he was caught shoplifting beside his older brother John, who escaped. John believed that Quincy had ratted on him to the shopkeeper while caught, and beat first Quincy then the shopkeeper, killing the latter. Years later, John got Quincy a job unloading cocaine for Herve Argosy, a gun-runner. Several nights later the police busted the smuggling ring, and Quincy dove into the water to escape, more afraid of his brother's reaction to his arrest than actually being arrested. He was run over by a police boat, and woke in the hospital, having lost all four limbs to the boat's propellers. His brother John visited him in the hospital just once, telling Quincy that he was going to Europe for Mr. Argosy, and that he was changing his name to John Bushmaster; that was the last time Quincy ever saw him. A month or so later, Roxxon Oil executive Seth Voelker visited Quincy in the hospital, and told him that Roxxon wanted him for an experiment in prosthetics. Roxxon made the charges against Quincy vanish, and he was sent to the Brand Corporation's New York facilities, where a week's worth of operations gave him bionic arms and a bionic snake's body where his legs once were - Voelker termed it "Roxxon's idea of an improvement." Quincy heard that his brother had received super-strength and then been killed, so he took his brother's old name of Bushmaster. Roxxon told Bushmaster that if he served them for one year they'd give him prosthetic legs at that time, but the Brand Corporation was closed down and Roxxon president Hugh Jones placed in an asylum before the year ended; Quincy was stuck as Bushmaster permanently. While he was very close with Diamondback, he often betrayed her due to his loyalty to Cobra. He was later coerced into joining the Thunderbolts army.
First Appearance: Captain America (1968) #310
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Avengers Vs. X-Men (2012)
Battle Scars (2012)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America (2002)
#30 Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015)
- 'Super Patriot Part 2'#31
- 'Super Patriot Part 3'
Captain America: Steve Rogers (2016)
#9 Giant Size Spider-Man (1998)
- 'A Man Walks into a Bar...'
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
Punisher War Journal (2007)
#13 Secret Empire (2017)
- 'Hunter/Hunted, Part 1'#14
- 'Hunter/Hunted, Part 2'#15
- 'Hunter/Hunted, Part 3'
Secret Wars Too (2016)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
HC The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Update '89 (1989)
#6 Thunderbolts (1997)
- 'Prowler to Serpent Society'
#104 Uncanny X-Men (1963)
- 'Taking Civil Liberties'#107
- 'Power Full'
Villains For Hire (2012)
#2#3 Wolverine (2003)
- 'No Strings'
X-Men: Gold (2017)
#4 X-Men: To Serve And Protect (2011)
- 'Techno Superior - Part 1'
Roxxon Corporation (Marvel)
Serpent Society (Marvel)
Serpent Solutions (Marvel)
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