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Mickey Flynn
Fictional Character
Worldwar
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Down to Earth
through
Homeward Bound
Type of Appearance: Direct
Species: Human
Nationality: United States
Religion: Catholicism
Occupation: Pilot

Mickey Flynn was an American pilot in the 20th and 21st centuries. He flew combat missions against the Race's Conquest Fleet's killercraft when the Fleet first arrived on Earth in 1942.

After the Peace of Cairo, Flynn became an astronaut, and in 1963 he was selected to serve aboard the Lewis and Clark in the asteroid belt. A little more than 20 years later, he was selected to serve aboard the Admiral Peary on its journey to Home, and went into cold sleep in preparation for this trip.

Flynn piloted the Admiral Peary in Home orbit in 2031, with his longtime friend and comrade Glen Johnson. When the FTL ship Commodore Perry arrived unexpectedly, Flynn made contact with the ship on behalf of his own vessel.

Flynn accepted the military's offer to retire and return to Earth aboard the Commodore Perry. His many decades in zero-g left him unable to live within a planet's gravitational field, so he spent the rest of his life aboard an American space station.

Flynn possessed a dry wit that allowed him to get the best of many an unprepared conversationalist with his jokes. He was of Irish descent, while Johnson's ancestry was English, and this contributed to some of Flynn's ribbing. Both men had distant sires who fought in the Union Army during the Civil War, when Flynn's was fresh off the boat from the old country.

Flynn may have worked in a circus when he was young. Johnson suspected this when the circus came up in their idle chatter, and Flynn expressed much more knowledge of the minutiae regarding a circus' inner workings its performers' daily lives, than a healthy person had any business knowing. Flynn, with his fondness for hyperbole, declared that his childhood had been spent as a deformed fetus in a jar of formaldehyde on a display shelf. This claim made Johnson too exasperated to dig further.

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