Religion: not determined yet
Number of Appearances: 4
Occupation: laboratory assistant
Note: brought tea to Dark Beast
Bleaker was a laboratory assistant who worked under Dark Beast (Henry McCoy from the "Age of Apocalypse" alternative reality) at the New York City headquarters of Norman Osborn's government-sanctioned "X-Men" team.
In Dark X-Men #1, Bleaker brought Dark Beast a tray with tea. At the time, Dark Beast was examining a human brain he kept functional in a transparent tube contraption. This scene was used to illustrate Norman Osborn's observation that Dark Beast gets "bored" and sometimes does horrendous scientific experiments. Dark Beast told Bleaker, "How thoughtful of you to bring me tea, Bleaker. You've got a good head on your shoulders. Currently."
Dark Beast's utterence under his breath of the word "currently" was meant to imply that he was considering removing Bleaker's head and experimenting on it. He was probably joking with Bleaker. But the joke had the resonance of truth, because of Dark Beast's barbarous track record.
Bleaker looked worried and fearful as he brought Dark Beast his tea.
Bleaker was probably named after the Muppet "Beaker," who was the assistant to the "mad scientist" Dr. Bunsen Honeydew on "The Muppet Show." Beaker, in turn, was named for a type of laboratory equipment.
Bleaker appeared again in Dark X-Men #2, once again bringing tea to Dark Beast, and once again looking rather worried and fearful to be in the presence of his notorious boss.
When Bleaker appeared in one panel in Dark X-Men #3 he was not bringing the Dark Beast tea. This time he was helping the Dark Beast transport the charred remains of a temporary physical body of X-Man (Nate Grey).
Eventually, as shown on the second-to-the-last page in Dark X-Men #5, Dark Beast did conduct heinous experiments on Bleaker.
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