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Jack Half-a-Prayer was a New Crobuzon Remade revolutionary first mentioned in Perdido Street Station. Jack Half-a-Prayer was famous as an icon of rebellion against the Mayor and the Militia.


Jack Half-a-Prayer's most distinguishing characteristic was the replacement of one of his arms with a praying mantis claw as part of his remaking.


Jack Half-a-Prayer was the leader of an anti-government revolutionary group, the fReemade, and a symbol of resistance for many common people in New Crobuzon.

Sometime prior to the events of Iron Council, Half-a-Prayer was recaptured by the Militia, after which his arm was removed and he was put on display, in chains, in front of a crowd. He was assassinated by an anonymous gunman in public shortly afterwards.