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In "Parade", he expresses distaste for being made Homecoming King, feeling it's tokenism so everyone can feel good about few minorities living in Lawndale. In the Lawndale Lion's website, he also expresses bitterness with his role in the team (see "Antagonists").
 
In "Parade", he expresses distaste for being made Homecoming King, feeling it's tokenism so everyone can feel good about few minorities living in Lawndale. In the Lawndale Lion's website, he also expresses bitterness with his role in the team (see "Antagonists").
   
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[[Image:angrymack2-mss.gif|frame|left|Mack loses his temper with Kevin—in a dream ("[[Murder, She Snored]]")]]
 
===Antagonists===
 
===Antagonists===
 
[[Image:mack-sjr-1.gif|frame|A rare moment of real anger: "I've told you a million times, don't call me that! When are you going to get it through your thick skull already?" ("[[See Jane Run]]")]]
 
 
 
The one exception to his popular standing is Ms. Barch, the misanthropic science teacher. For reasons unknown, Janet Barch appears to have marked Mack as her favorite whipping boy. References to this decidedly ugly conflict abound: "[[The Lab Brat]]," "[[Gifted]]," "[[Fair Enough]]," and ''[[The Daria Database]]'', in which he writes, "I will not show Ms. Barch fear, no matter what she does to me." In the same book he is later shown being made by Ms. Barch to write, "I am male, therefore I suck," repeatedly on the blackboard during study hall.
 
The one exception to his popular standing is Ms. Barch, the misanthropic science teacher. For reasons unknown, Janet Barch appears to have marked Mack as her favorite whipping boy. References to this decidedly ugly conflict abound: "[[The Lab Brat]]," "[[Gifted]]," "[[Fair Enough]]," and ''[[The Daria Database]]'', in which he writes, "I will not show Ms. Barch fear, no matter what she does to me." In the same book he is later shown being made by Ms. Barch to write, "I am male, therefore I suck," repeatedly on the blackboard during study hall.
   
 
Given the sheer number and tenacity of his antagonists, Mack's level of self-control is astounding. He puts into writing a long list of his difficulties as the football team captain in ''[[The Daria Diaries]]''. His New Year's resolutions in ''[[The Daria Database]]'' all involve attempts to control his irritation with other people: the relentlessly idiotic Kevin, the marginally less idiotic [[Brittany Taylor]], Ms. Barch, and his too-often unavailable girlfriend Jodie. It is significant that there are only two times in the entire show that Mack loses his temper, "[[See Jane Run]]" and "[[Murder, She Snored]]", and the latter is a fantasy episode inside one of Daria's [[dream world|dreams]]. (In a moment of rage at being called "Mack Daddy" for the umpteenth time, he whacks Kevin over the head with a golf club.)
 
Given the sheer number and tenacity of his antagonists, Mack's level of self-control is astounding. He puts into writing a long list of his difficulties as the football team captain in ''[[The Daria Diaries]]''. His New Year's resolutions in ''[[The Daria Database]]'' all involve attempts to control his irritation with other people: the relentlessly idiotic Kevin, the marginally less idiotic [[Brittany Taylor]], Ms. Barch, and his too-often unavailable girlfriend Jodie. It is significant that there are only two times in the entire show that Mack loses his temper, "[[See Jane Run]]" and "[[Murder, She Snored]]", and the latter is a fantasy episode inside one of Daria's [[dream world|dreams]]. (In a moment of rage at being called "Mack Daddy" for the umpteenth time, he whacks Kevin over the head with a golf club.)
   
 
[[Image:mack-sjr-1.gif|frame|A rare moment of real anger: "I've told you a million times, don't call me that! When are you going to get it through your thick skull already?" ("[[See Jane Run]]")]]
   
 
===Drawbacks===
 
===Drawbacks===
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===Mack's secret anger===
 
===Mack's secret anger===
 
[[Image:angrymack2-mss.gif|frame|left|]]
 
   
 
While Mack is usually level-headed and calm on the show, outside of bursts of anger, off-screen media like the websites and "[[The Daria Database]]" have shown that Mack is secretly angry and bitter about many things.
 
While Mack is usually level-headed and calm on the show, outside of bursts of anger, off-screen media like the websites and "[[The Daria Database]]" have shown that Mack is secretly angry and bitter about many things.
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===Relationship with Jodie===
 
===Relationship with Jodie===
 
[[File:Joma-iicy.gif|frame|right|This didn't often happen.]]
 
 
 
[[Joma|Mack's and Jodie's relationship]] exists throughout the series, and the two are often seen together and have sometimes down their own version of the Daria/Jane snarkfest on the idiots around them. Often, their relationship seems stable and positive. The implication is made in "[[My Night at Daria's]]" is that the couple is sexually active, though we don't know to what degree. Jodie promises to tell Daria all about it "once my parents are dead."
 
[[Joma|Mack's and Jodie's relationship]] exists throughout the series, and the two are often seen together and have sometimes down their own version of the Daria/Jane snarkfest on the idiots around them. Often, their relationship seems stable and positive. The implication is made in "[[My Night at Daria's]]" is that the couple is sexually active, though we don't know to what degree. Jodie promises to tell Daria all about it "once my parents are dead."
   
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