The Iron Fish
Real Name: Danny Boyle (Buddy)
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Known Relatives: None (see comments)
Base of Operations: The Pacific Ocean
First Appearance: Buddy #1 (D.C.Thomson, February 14 1981 - ?)
Powers/Abilities: Danny is quick witted and resourceful, and an excellent pilot of his craft, able to guide it with extreme precision.
The Iron Fish is very tough, impervious to bullets and other missiles, and also extremely maneuverable - it is not only able to leap out of the water, but can be piloted precisely enough that it can puncture a diver's air hose without hitting the man himself. The hull can be electrified to drive off undersea creatures. The early versions of the Fish could also fly like mini-jet planes, and were equipped with high powered water cannons; whether the version that turned up in Buddy had these abilities is unconfirmed.
History: Danny Boyle is the pilot of the amazing Iron Fish, a high-tech one man submarine of unspecified origin (but see notes and Iron Fish Mark 1 for a possible explanation of where he got it from). While cruising the Pacific Ocean and visiting old friends who lived on some of the islands there, he encountered a group of pirates and battled them.
Comments: The Iron Fish as depicted is undeniably similar to the ones piloted by Danny and Penny Gray in the original strip, which suggests that Danny Boyle may well have inherited his Iron Fish from them or their inventor father (assuming any thought had been given to a connection at all). Perhaps he was the son of Penny Gray, and had been named after his uncle?
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Iron Fish, his predecessors
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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