Dr. Pendergast
Biographical Information
Social Information
Base of OperationsBiological Isolation Containment Center, New Mexico
AlliesDr. Bradley Finn, Justice
First AppearanceBusted Flush
Final AppearanceBusted Flush

Dr. Pendergast is a fictional character in the Wild Cards series of books.


Dr. Pendergast was a wild card virus specialist physician who had once worked at the Blythe van Renssaeler Memorial Clinic before moving to the Biological Isolation Containment Center in New Mexico. He became director of the New Mexico facility, overseeing the research there.

He abused his position to some extent, encouraging and watching the frequent copulations of the joker Niobe. When Niobe staged a prison break and escaped with another patient, a number of dangerous inmates also made a break for freedom, and Pendergast found himself co-opted onto the SCARE team formed to recapture the escapees. Pendergast's life was ended soon after when Sharky found him at a roadside diner in a public restroom, and killed him in as instant.



Outwardly, Dr. Pendergast is a serious and studious man who exhibits a perfunctory attitude to much of his work. Secretly, he is also a fetishist with a desire to spy on joker women.

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