Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional being
Occupation: Former agent of the Space Integrity Patrol, now fugitive
Affiliations: Bug (partner)
Enemies: Killeye, Illuminatum, SIP, Bewley Brothers
Known Relatives: Masakrr (brother)
Base of Operations: Active across the multiverse
First Appearance: Lot's Wife (Monash University Student Paper); Bug and Stump #0 (Aaargh! Comics, May 1993)
History: Stump was a former Space Integrity Patrol agent from Universe of Technology 5, who had been wrongly accused of murdering a SIP scientist, Remmir J. Dlonra. Passing through the Universe of Summation (a.k.a. Universe 7, a.k.a. our universe), he was waiting in a Melbourne pub for a portal to arrive that he could travel through, when SIP and Illuminatum agents attacked him. He defeated them and was about to use his portal when Bug, an escaped patient from an asylum for the criminally disorganised in Universe of Order 3 unexpectedly arrived through it, stopping him from leaving. A partnership based on mutual...hate...began. Each needed the other in order to continue to evade the SIP and Illuminatum, as well as the Bewley Brothers' agents of Chaos (such as Killeye), who get in on the act after the head of Illuminatum sics them on our heroes.
Along the way the two misfits have encountered Self Aware Man (S.A.M., also known as God), Sergeant Masakrr, Stump's antisocial brother, and Aaron, better known as Elvis, the one and only King of Rock, who has spent the last few decades being kidnapped nightly by aliens who make him play concerts in outer space.
Comments: Created by Mark Sexton and John Petropoulos. The last issue was published in the summer of 1996.
In Bug and Stump there are 37 universes arranged in six spokes containing six universes each, with the centre of all the spokes being the Universe of Summation, Universe 7, our universe. The spokes form spectrums between polar opposites, respectively Order to Chaos, Technology to Mysticism (aka Mundane to Magik), and Energy to Entropy.
Until issue six of the series Stump displayed a large ponytail lock of hair, which was his people's symbol of manhood. When Masakrr captured him, the vicious brother cut off the lock to humiliate Stump. Bug returned the favour by overloading the Sergeant's mind, releasing an excessive number of drones that Masakrr's mind was linked with and driving him insane.
The Bewley Brothers, natives of Universe of Chaos 2 and major enemies of the pair, can create their agents by transforming normal people into monsters under their control.
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