The Man-Handler is H.A.R.M.'s overly-complicated torture device and death trap that was set up in their Japanese H.A.R.M. Headquarters. It had a platform where victims could be dropped into the mechanism to experience one of four settings as detailed below.
Contract J.A.C.K.[edit | edit source]
When Dr. Harij survived the crash of the H.A.R.M. Space Station on the surface of the Moon, he experienced extreme isolation. During this isolation, he developed the plans for the Man-Handler. After John Jack had rescued Dr. Harij from the clutches of Il Pazzo, he returned Harij to Dmitrij Volkov. Dr. Harij then presented his proposal to build the Man-Handler to Volkov.
No One Lives Forever 2[edit | edit source]
By late 1968 the Man-Handler had been built at H.A.R.M. Headquarters. When Volkov found out that Isako had failed to kill Cate Archer he attempted to calm down his rage by having incompetent H.A.R.M. Thugs thrown into the Man-Handler to turn them into Man-Crates.
After Archer had been captured by The Director, she was taken to the Man-Handler for her final fate. The Director believed it was too good to just put a bullet in her head while she was asleep, he wanted her to suffer. So the Man-Handler was set at the highest setting before having her thrown in. Unfortunately for H.A.R.M. (and fortunate for Archer) the Man-Handler malfunctioned since it had not been warmed up properly and she was able to escape.
Game Show Introduction[edit | edit source]
(game show music playing) "Welcome to the Man-Handler, H.A.R.M.'s latest all-purpose death trap and automated torture device. Let's take a look at what today's victim has in store, shall we? Man-Crate! That's right, folks, the victim is about to become a living block of human misery. The perfect punishment for all those naughty boys and girls who need a reminder of how completely and utterly insignificant they are. The procedure is even 65 percent reversible, which means you can reward your Man-Crate for good behavior by turning them into pale, quivering shadows of their former selves! Heat up the griddle and get your spatulas ready! We're making Man-Cakes! How about a bowl of chunky Manhattan-style Man-Chowder? Mama mia! It looks like today's victim is in for MAXIMUM PUNISHMENT! Get ready for the main course, ladies and gentlemen! We're having spaghetti with Man-Sauce! First, the victim will face the crushing agony of the mighty TENDERIZERS!!! Next up are the HOWLING SAWBLADES!!! Followed by the infernal FLAME JETS!!! And leading finally to the swirling agony of the MAN-BLENDER!!! This will be the first time the Man-Handler has been used at its highest setting. There's a lot of anticipation in the air today, ladies and gentlemen. Well, Let's MAN-HANDLE!"
- -H.A.R.M. Announcer