by Nicholas Warren
Now I am supposed to write an entire series on the feats of Manly-Man. Well, I guess there’s no way around it. And, yes, I am grumbling about it.
This story is a bit earlier in MM’s career, and some names have been hidden for privacy’s sake. It takes place somewhere around the time when he developed his supernatural strength. Once again, all of this cannot be completely verified, but much of it comes from the mouth of Manly-Man. It is the story of how MM got his name.
So, Manly-Man opened his fighting arena, which would soon become world-famous. I think it was several years after the incident with his wife, so he was in disguise. As in, he had changed his name.
Now, the mayor of the city that Manly-Man had settled in was…we’ll call him Gerald Donnavee. He was a man that was very proud of his strength. Everyone in the town voted for him because of his huge muscles.
Yes, they were stupid people. As was he.
Anyways, Manly-Man, for some reason (Since you would think he didn’t want to draw attention to himself…), called himself in his ring, Gerald Donnavee the Manly Man. Well. And Manly-Man was incredibly successful (since he was ridiculously strong at this point), word got around to the mayor.
And the mayor was annoyed.
So Mayor Donnavee went to threaten Manly-Man. He told him to change his name or else.
He said, “If you are Gerald Donnavee the Manly-Man, what do you think that makes me? There can’t be two manly men! And I am not a girly man. So change your name…or it won’t be cool with you.”
From what I’ve heard, Manly-Man, surprisingly, agreed. He said, “Sure, little baby. I doesn’t want to be upsetting.”
Well, the mayor left. But Manly-Man double-crossed him. He changed his name to Gerald Donnavee the very Manly Man.
Gerald Donnavee returned. He said, “I have had enough of you Mr…whatever your name really is. So I am going to get you kicked out of my city!”
Manly-Man just smiled at him.
Donnavee became so infuriated that he stomped down on Manly-Man’s foot.
Manly-Man just smiled still. And he returned the favor. Of stomping the foot.
But Manly-Man’s stomp was a bit different. His stomp literally shattered Donnavee’s entire foot.
Donnavee was hospitalized, and Manly-Man was forced to flee.
But Manly-Man returned and he took revenge. I think there were some arguments leading up to it, but Manly-Man collapsed a desk on Donnavee’s legs, broke his arms, and some other such things.
By the end of it Donnavee was never the same man. He wonders around like a loon. You’ve probably heard his name. But I agreed not to expose him, so… Donnavee he is.
Well, the Manly-Man part of the name stuck. And that’s what Jazzy Couldren is called to this day. There you have it.