The wiry, indignant and off-kilter leader of his clan, Lord Macintosh is always a heartbeat away from hysterics. His savage smile and fierce appearance – body bedecked in blue war paint and chest pridefully puffed up – proclaim that he’s ready for battle at any moment, though his bark may be worse than his bite.
The painted blue motifs Lord Macintosh bears follow a Pictish tradition. They were supposed to give protection from sword blades in battle, or strength against enemies. Mark Andrews said by making this they wanted to give a mark of respect to the ancestors of the Scots.
Macintosh's name might be an allusion to Apple's personal computers, also named Macintosh.