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War Machine

Parnell Jacobs

Prime Marvel Universe

War Machine's History

Parnell Jacobs knew Jim Rhodes, the previous War Machine from his military days. He became a freelance mercenary after being discharged. How Parnell came to associate with Stuart Clarke is unknown. He claims he found the armor and decided to use it rather than sell it. He was drawn into conflict with Iron Man when ordered by Sunset Bain to attack a firm Tony Stark was scheduled to work for. Even with Warbird assisting the injured Iron Man, Parnell was able to destroy the firm and escape the heroes. Rhodes was able to identify Parnell by a phrase he commonly used. 'It looks like you weren't ready to play the game today.'After a second conflict with Iron Man and subsequent confrontation with Rhodes and his wife, Glenda, Parnell abandoned his employer. He retained the armor although he discarded some additional weaponry Clarke had developed. Parnell's current whereabouts are unknown.