This article is about the second Mirror Master, Evan McCulloch. For the original and current Mirror Master, see Sam Scudder.
Born in Scotland, Evan McCulloch was raised in a Kirkcaldy orphanage. Though he was generally happy in the orphanage, he murdered a fellow orphan when he was eight after the boy tried to sexually assault him. At sixteen he ran away to Glasgow, slowly becoming involved in crime. He became a hitman, and was assigned two jobs in London. Only after he killed the second target did he realize the man was his father. His mother committed suicide, and McCulloch was nearly driven to give himself up. Instead, he was approached by the American government, who hired him as a mercenary and kitted him out with the recently deceased Mirror Master's equipment. He betrayed the government agents shortly thereafter, and took up a life of crime.
Evan McCulloch was created by Grant Morrison and Charles Truog. His first appearance was in Animal Man #8.
Major Story Arcs
Mirror Master and four other Rogues are approached by Abra Kadabra with an offer that will ensure their names will live in infamy forever. He sells his soul to Neron, but is double-crossed and killed to facilitate Neron's arrival on Earth. His soul is sent to Hell, while his body is sent to Earth as a massively empowered, soulless killing machine. He is returned to his body when Neron is defeated.
Mirror Master is one of the original Rogues invited to join Blacksmith's new iteration of the Rogues. He is sent to kill Pied Piper's parents and frame him for it. He also traps Cyborg and most of the Keystone City Police Department in the Mirror World. He creates a city-sized illusion that prevents everyone from entering or escaping, and makes it appear as though the city is perfectly fine. In their final battle with Flash he is knocked unconscious after trying to impersonate Pied Piper. He and the other original Rogues escape with the help of Captain Cold.
During the Rogue War, Mirror Master fights on the side of the villainous Rogues. He is responsible for summoning Dr Alchemy and Gorilla Grodd into the fight to distract the Flash. Later, he facilitates the escapes of the other Rogues.
Mirror Master and the Rogues are invited by Inertia to take part in a scheme that he claims will allow them to freeze time and plunder the frozen world. Instead, the machine steals Flash's powers. Doing the ensuing fight, Mirror Master is tranquilized by the depowered Flash. He is present when several other Rogues fire on Flash, killing him.
Mirror Master and the Rogues are the first villains sent to the prison planet Salvation. When oh her villains begin arriving a few weeks later he sides with Team Lex. He escapes the planet through Lex Luthor's teleporter.
Along with the other Rogues, Mirror Master refuses to join Libra's Secret Society of Super Villains. When Libra sends the New Rogues after them, he tracks them through the mirrors they use. He blinds his New Rogue counterpart, and helps save Trickster from Mr Magic. He joins the team in hunting down and murdering Inertia in revenge for duping them into killing Bart Allen.
During the Blackest Night, he joins the living Rogues in confronting the dead Rogues, who are attacking Iron Heights. He fights the original Mirror Master, and is pulled into the Mirror World, from which he is rescued by Captain Cold
Mirror Master and the Rogues uncover a giant mirror left behind by the previous Mirror Master. He joins the team in battling their 25th century counterparts, the Renegades. When the Flash arrives they shatter the mirror, which Mirror Master recognizes as a slow-acting poison called a looking glass. He and the team escape after exposing Flash to the looking glass.
Powers and Abilities
Mirror Master has no superhuman powers or abilities. He is a skilled marksman and assassin.
Weapons and Equipment
Mirror Master carries a mirror gun that can be used to a variety of effects. These include dimensional travel into and through the Mirror World; illusion casting, including creating illusory doubles of himself or others; turning others into glass which can then be shattered, killing them; summoning mirror versions of others, which are under his control; attacking individual's reflections, which results in the real person being wounded or killed; and hypnotism, including the implantation of false memories in anybody who passes through one of his mirrors.
An alternate Mirror Master, who has a body apparently made of glass, has the ability to create portals to other multiverse worlds.
In the alternate flashpoint timeline, Mirror Master has been imprisoned in the mirrorverse by Citizen Cold, and cannot leave or he will die. He gathers the Rogues to seek revenge on Citizen Cold, but dies when Cold enters the mirrorverse and pushes him out into the main universe, killing him.
The Mirror Monarch is the heroic cop version of Mirror Master from the 25th century. He is killed by the Top
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Mirror Master appears in an issue of this comic, based on the television series.
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Mirror Master is hired by the government to abduct Superman's parents. He threatens to hurt them unless Superman stops his meddling in government affairs. He is captured by Wonder Woman, Flash, and Raven.
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
Mirror Master appears alongside several of the Rogues attacking the Flash. He is saved from a bomb by Green Lantern and Batman. He does not speak in his appearance.
In the same episode that Mirror Master (Scudder) appears in ("Done With Mirrors"), McCulloch is name-checked by the Earth 2 Harrison Wells. Wells says that the Earth 2 Mirror Master uses a mirror gun, instead of metahuman powers.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Mirror Master appears along with two other Rogues in the episode "Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!" and alongside Abra Kadabra in the episode "Four Star Spectacular!" He is voiced by Tom Kenny.
Mirror Master appears in a skit in the "DC Comics Special" as a member of the Legion of Doom. He and Riddler bully Sinestro into shaving his moustache. He is voiced by Breckin Meyer.
DC Universe Online
In the hero campaign, Mirror Master appears alongside several of the Rogues as a boss in Stryker's Island Penitentiary Alert. He is voiced by Brandon Young
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Mirror Master makes a cameo appearance as an antagonist.