|Family||Unnamed Wife and children|
|Postion||Leader of an unnamed planet|
|Affiliation||Megacity Two Vaccination Team|
Behind the Scenes
Tweak is a major character in the Judge Dredd epic "The Cursed Earth". He was an alien slave rescued by Judge Dredd and later became one of his most important allies alongside Spikes Harvey Rotten in being able to deliver a vaccine for the killer virus 2T(FRU)T to Mega City Two.
Tweak was a short furry alien with dark brown fur covering the majority of his body. He had large black eyes and a snout, he had donkey-like ears and large hands with three large claws on each hand.
Tweak was a noble and loyal creature, willing to save his entire planet at the cost of his enslavement. He had some kind of psychic link with his family and felt tremendous pain at their death. He was also prone to have some premonitions of the future. He befreinded Dredd and even Spikes despite his cruel comments about the alien when they had first met.
The name of Tweak's home planet nor his species is never actually learned, but it is certain that his kind were intelligent and prosperous. They were almost entirely a mining community, and were only able to live off rocks. The idea of eating something that had lived was considered disgusting to Tweak. It is found out in the prog "Tweak's Story" that he was in fact the leader of his planet, and he willingly allowed himself to be taken by humans who had come to their planet looking for anything of value to mine. Using his powers of pre-cognition he saw how violent and polluting humans may be to their planet, and he ordered all evidence of his species to be hid from the humans as they explored the planet. When his child ignored the order to stay hidden and got caught, though, him and his wife revealed themselves and made every effort to appear as dumb creatures so that the humans would not have the urge to explore the planet further, and so that they would leave his species in peace.