Mai Minh
Biographical Information
Real NameMai Minh
Wild Card TraitsGenetic healing
Social Information
Place of BirthVietnam
CitizenshipUnited States resident, deceased
Base of OperationsJokertown
AffiliationsJokertown clinic
RelativesMinh (father)
AlliesDr. Tachyon, Yeoman
First AppearanceWild Cards
Final AppearanceAces High

Mai Minh is a fictional character in the Wild Cards series of books. She is an ace with a unique healing power and.

History Edit

Mai Mihn was the daughter of a man known as Minh, who had once been an ally of Daniel Brennan (Yeoman). She was captured by the Cannibal Headhunters gang and forced to use her healing power on jokers willing to pay hefty sums of money for a cure for their deformities. Brennan, on the hunt for his nemesis, discovered her after following several leads starting with the dying words of his old friend Mihn. Mai was rescued, but her freedom came with the knowledge that her father had been killed by the people who had used her for criminal gain.

Years later, Mai was working at the Jokertown clinic when Brennan teleported in, carrying a mysterious orb, and poisoned. After healing him she became embroiled in a scheme between Fortunato and Dr. Tachyon to hunt down the Swarm Mother lurking in Earth's solar system. Brennan immediately volunteered to accompany the attack in order to protect Mai.

The quartet made their way to the Swarm Mother aboard Baby, and Fortunato transported Daniel and Mai inside. Tachyon had wrongly assumed that Mai's intent was to destroy the queen, but in actuality she intended to link with it and drive it off. Once at the central core of the huge mass Mai sacrificed herself, merging with it and giving up her humanity to save mankind. In merging with the Swarm Mother the woman that she had been was no more and the threat to Earth was extinguished. The two had become one - a new Swarm Mother guided by Mai's principles and desire to heal rather than destroy. The new composite being then left the solar system, reaching out for the stars.

Wild Card Traits Edit

Mai has the ability to heal others by psionically merging with them, copying their ailment and healing them through healing the copied ailment within herself. When applying her ability, she typically places her hands on the infected person, which then seep blood, and pulls the infection into herself. The healing occurs on a genetic level, so she can even cure the physical deformities of a joker. Theoretically her power can be used in reverse to harm, but she has sworn never to harm another living being.

Appearance Edit

Mai is Asian in appearance, with an attractive face.

Personality Edit

Generally caring in her dealings with others, Mai is also calm in the face of danger. She is a pacifist by nature and has vowed to never hurt another living being.

Trivia Edit

Gallery Edit

Selected Reading Edit

  • Wild Cards Volume I: Wild Cards "Comes a Hunter"
  • Wild Cards Volume II: Aces High "Half Past Dead"

References Edit

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