Puck

Profile

  • Real Name: Eugene Milton Judd
  • AKA: Belmont, Gene Judd, Geno
  • Family: Zuzha Yu (daughter, deceased); Major Mapleleaf (son-in-law, deceased); unnamed grandson
  • Base of Operation: Mobile; Canada
  • Identity: Public Identity
  • Citizenship: Canadian
  • Martial Status: Single
  • Occupation: Bouncer, adventurer, bullfighter, former mercenary, former alleged ruler of a realm of Hell
  • Education: 
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 3′ 6″ (1.07 m) ; formerly 6’6″
  • Weight: 230 lbs (104.33 kg)
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Bald (formerly black, also shown as brown)
  • Origin: Highly skilled human fighter with limited invulnerability, genetically modified and magically-expanded longevity (mutate)
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

He may be short but he packs quite a wallop. Introduced in Alpha Flight #1 (1983) by John Byrne, Eugene Judd was once a giant-size of a man that was curse with dwarfism when he tried to steal a mystic dagger. This also allowed in longevity so he is actually much older then he appears, meeting Ernest Hemingway, a younger Black Widow and Wolverine. After ending up in jail, he was released and asked to join the new Flight program, as part of the Beta Flight team, and was one of the first training member to be promoted to the Alpha Flight team, alongside Marina. He would later regain his former height but this turned out to be a plan by Loki and he soon returned to being a dwarf.

After the death of her husband, Puck had a brief fling with Heather Hudson. Another scheme from Loki saw Puck having to make a difficult choice of saving his friends or travel throughout the multiverse. He choose to save his team. A battle with the Dreamqueen, who tortured him, Puck found himself in hospital. He was one of the member of Alpha Flight who stood against the Collective entering Canada and lost his life because of it. Unlike the rest of the team, he would not be revived in the Chaos War. Instead, he was sent to a realm of Hell, where he fought many to become a Ruler of Hell but gave it up when he learnt his friends where in trouble. He would later join Storm’s version of X-force before taking Talisman under his wing. He has since joined with the new Alpha Flight Space Program under Carol Danver’s leadership.

As one of Alpha Flight’s most famous member, Puck has had a few figures over the years. In terms of Marvel Legends, he has had a bit of a troubled history. His first ML was when Hasbro were trying a new BAF program with them trying a Mini-BAF figures instead. However, he was part of an extremely under-stocked Exclusive wave. However, this figure would see a re-release (with a new proper sized head) as part of the Amazon Exclusive Alpha Flight box set, being the only figure in that set that wasn’t a brand new character.


First Appearance / Classic

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Amazon Exclusive Marvel Legends Alpha Flight Box set – Puck with Aurora, Northstar, Shaman, Snowbird and Vindicator

  • Background:
    • This is Puck as he originally appeared in Alpha Flight’s first ongoing title. He was one of 2 character introduced in the first issue of this series alongside Marina. This costume (or the panted version below) would become his signature costume.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This is obviously something to get if you want to build the Alpha Flight team or want to have one of Wolverine’s most frequent allies. If you had the BAF version, I would still say get the Amazon box set. It may use the same body but the head and paint is much better.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Needs

Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.