McCarthy, Darren


Personal Information

Name: Lieutenant Darren “Bull” McCarthy
Real Name: See above
Former Aliases: N/A
First Appearance: Savage Dragon #8
Death Issue: Savage Dragon #145
Cause of Death: Blown up by the photon blast of the OverLord armour, fired off via remote control by Octopus and OpenFace
Group Affiliations: The Chicago Police Department
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 215 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Bald
Date of Birth: August 22, 1950
Place of Birth: Peoria, Illinois
Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois
Other Distinguishing Features: A scarred, grizzled face
Marital Status: Widowed
Known Relatives: Beatrice McCarthy (wife, deceased), Thomas McCarthy (son, deceased)
Powers: N/A


Darren “Bull” McCarthy was one of the few officers of the Chicago Police Department that resent the presence of Dragon on the force. This was mostly due to his S.W.A.T. team’s importance being diminished in his eyes. When Dragon was possessed by Horde’s leeches and sent on a rampage, McCarthy had little reluctance in ordering his colleagues to open fire upon the hero.

When Dragon went to confront OverLord for a second time, McCarthy insisted that his S.W.A.T. officers accompany the hero. Every single one of his men was killed in the opening folly of the fight. McCarthy blamed Dragon for their deaths but Frank Darling defended his best friend, pointing out that the doomed men only even attended the arrest attempt due to his own orders.

McCarthy remained with the force over the years and was present when Dragon was welcomed back into their ranks. This reunion was short-lived as the OverLord armour’s photon blast was activated via remote control. Every single human officer present was killed by the explosion that annihilated the precinct.


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