Mad JackMAD JACK

Mad Jack appeared during Season Four.

DATA + APPEARANCES

-Name: General Scipio Aemilianus
-Monster Category: Walking Dead
-Key Relationships: Slave to the Blood of Carthage
-Unique Attributes: Feeds on fear every ten years
-Most Monstrous Moment: Frightened Joe Burgess and caused him to drive into a tree.
-First Appearance (Comics): Buffy the Vampire Slayer #21: "Blood of Carthage" (May 31, 2000)
-Other Appearances (Comics): Buffy the Vampire Slayer #22, 24: "Blood of Carthage", Buffy the Vampire Slayer #48: "Note from the Underground " (cameo)
-Current Status: Deceased


HISTORY

    In 149 B.C., after Rome had defeated Carthage and stolen away her power, Carthage was left vulnerable to any further attack. The demon cult known as the Blood of Carthage took over the human empire, making Carthage their own. Fearing that the Blood of Carthage could become too powerful for even them to stop, the Senate of Rome sent their top military general, Scipio Aemilianus with orders to raze the city and expunge the Blood of Carthage's leader, Vraka. Four years, and the war between Rome and Carthage still raged on. Scipio knew the demons could hold Carthage against him indefinitely. He was an intelligent man, a gifted military leader and a sorcerer. When military means did not prove enough, he took other measures. He called upon Ky-Laag, an elder demon that was so ancient, the lore surrounding its existence was vague and all but forgotten, even then.

    After chasing the Blood of Carthage away, Ky-Laag turned against Scipio and the Romans. Ky-Laag was eventually defeated when the Blood of Carthage were able to develop proper magic to trap the beast, burying him beneath the African sands. In time, Vraka worried he might be discovered. In the twelfth century, they moved Ky-Laag to a wild, undiscovered continent, and buried him on its farthest shore -- Sunnydale.

    Finding Scipio, Vraka turned the general into his slave through magic and fear -- transforming him into a hideous thing. Vraka made him a sentinel to watch over the burial site of Ky-Laag, located at the Sunnydale Quarry. Every ten years one of Vraka's servants would check up on Scipio, and would allow him to forage for sustenance, feeding on fear.

    Scaring the Sunnydale residents every ten years, Scipio came to be known as the Sunnydale bogeyman, and was dubbed by the papers as 'Mad Jack'. Scipio met his end at the hands of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when she suspected him of massacring a demon bar full of harmless demons. Finding Mad Jack at his resting ground in the quarry house, Buffy chopped off his head with a battleaxe. Scipio's death angered the Blood of Carthage deeply, who planned to come to Sunnydale to punish Buffy for her crime.


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