Brad Turner

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Bradley "Brad" Turner, codenamed Eclipse, is a member of the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand. With his Condor vehicle and "Eclipse" Mask, Brad defines the phrase "illusion is the ultimate weapon." As an infiltration specialist, Brad's primary directive is discovering the truth and manipulating people to get what he wants, something that comes easy thanks to his natural charisma. Through his work for the United States government, Brad has made numerous underground connections that can assist the M.A.S.K. team. However, his history has also led M.A.S.K. leader Matt Trakker to question where Brad's loyalties truly lie.

Do not mess with his hair.

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Brad Turner grew up as the "party kid" in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, where he trained his ability to read people and manipulate them. However, when his father was injured and his mother fell ill, Brad was forced to work to help support his family, something he resented. Thanks to his high scores on standardized tests, Brad attracted the attention of several government agencies, eventually doing work for both the FBI and the DEA. It was through this Brad made most of his connections in the criminal underworld, having to do a number of unsavory things in the process. His resume eventually caught the eye of General Miles "Mayhem" Manheim. Eclipse profile M.A.S.K. #2

Manheim ended up recruiting Brad to Project Spectrum. After the recruits' first meeting with the General, Brad asked Julio Lopez what he thought Manheim meant by "washing out". Brad sparred with Matt Trakker, taking him down when Matt hesitated to finish the fight. Later, during a field test involving a train in the Canadian Rockies, Turner was forced to stop Matt from rescuing a group a civilians from the train before it exploded. The test left him demoralized, though the civilians were actually just holograms created by Manheim using Turner's own Eclipse Mask.

Turner, Trakker, Lopez, and Gloria Baker were eventually deployed to the Governor's Island base of G.I. Joe, where Manheim presented them to Scarlett as the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand! M.A.S.K.: Revolution

Turner was sent on M.A.S.K.'s first mission, neutralizing the Autobots Kup and Aileron in Greece. Flying in on the Condor, he engaged Aileron in battle. Brad was shocked to hear the Autobot speaking English. The Divine Source of Liberty TFWikiFavicon.png Later, when Kup broke out of captivity on Governor's Island, Turner deployed on the Condor. However, he was unable to do much before the robot escaped with Ian Noble. The Modern World TFWikiFavicon.png He piloted the Condor once more in M.A.S.K.'s assault on Autobot City The New Colossus TFWikiFavicon.png and assisted in the battle against the giant Dire Wraith-empowered Baron Karza. Valley Forge TFWikiFavicon.png

After their conflict with the Transformers, M.A.S.K. ended up being framed for a series of crimes, forcing them to leave their old headquarters at Project Spectrum. During their evasion from the authorities, Brad used his mask to project a cave-in on "The Dutchman's Doorway", allowing the team to escape. After regrouping in Miami, Florida at one of the many bunkers Matt's father possessed, Julio discovered a massive spike in Ore-13 energy in Barbados. Brad told them he would get transportation for their vehicle, showing up the next night with a yacht. When Julio questioned where he got it, Turner replied that some "independent pharmaceutical distributors" owed him favors, though he did not elaborate more. While investigating Harrison's Cave, the team was attacked by a blue jet and were forced to flee inside the cave. Upon entering, Brad was shot with two harpoons from Sly Rax's Stiletto Mask, revealing that V.E.N.O.M. was there waiting for them! M.A.S.K. #1 Turner was seriously injured by the attack, leaving Julio and Gloria to pull him out of the cave while Matt distracted V.E.N.O.M. Gloria escaped with Brad in the back of her Shark, returning to the yacht while Julio and Matt engaged their opponents.

The next day, Lopez reported to Matt that Brad was stable, but that he had detected low levels of radiation in his blood matching that of the Ore-13 that powered their equipment. This radiation was present in all the M.A.S.K. agents and was slowly going to kill them all. As the team pondered what they were going to do about Miles Mayhem's new V.E.N.O.M. team, Brad said that he had some connections from back in his DEA days that might be tied to Mayhem's dealings on the black market. M.A.S.K. #2 Those connections were soon revealed when the yacht was attacked by a group of drug smugglers in their ship, the Tee-Bawb. Brad revealed to his team the things he had to do when he worked undercover for the DEA and the enemies it made him. The fact that he wasn't upfront about it made Matt question whether or not he could trust Brad. Thanks to files aboard the Tee-Bawb, the team learned that Mayhem was planning a meeting with several underworld factions in Toronto. However, due to his injuries, Brad was forced to stay behind on the yacht while the rest of the team infiltrated the meeting. M.A.S.K. #3

After Matt and Gloria got captured by Mayhem, Julio called Brad to inform him that their teammates comms had gone dead. Suiting up in case he was needed, Brad noticed that his Mask's battery was low despite the fact that he hadn't used it since their fight with V.E.N.O.M. in Barbados. However, their call was interrupted when Julio was attacked by Sly Rax and Bruno Sheppard, and Brad immediately raced to his location to provide backup. Brad personally took out Sly, gaining a bit of retribution for his earlier injuries. Afterwards, the two met up with Matt and Gloria, who had escaped their bonds. M.A.S.K. #4 M.A.S.K. gave chase to V.E.N.O.M. through the streets of Toronto. Brad engaged Bruno Sheppard, using his holographic Mask powers to trick him into crashing his Rhino into a building. He then helped Matt face down Mayhem in the sky, catching him when the Thunderhawk's door-wings were destroyed. Over the course of the fight, Matt told Brad that he had earned his trust.

Weeks later, as the M.A.S.K. team enjoyed some much needed R&R at a local Miami club, Brad received a phone call from an anonymous individual asking him to come outside, where he was greeted by Zartan, shapeshifted into Brad himself. Zartan knocked Brad out, and he was taken by two men into the back of a truck. M.A.S.K. #5

Brad was still missing by the time M.A.S.K. disbanded. M.A.S.K. #10

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  • While Brad's hologram-projecting Mask is called "Eclipse" in the IDW continuity, it is actually based on his 1985 counterpart's "Hocus-Pocus" Mask,[1] rather than his 1985 "Eclipse" Mask.[2]

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