Who the Clix? Group Edition: H.A.T.E./Nextwave

Who the Clix? is a series of articles featuring information on comic book characters that have been made into figures for the popular tabletop game Heroclix. These articles are meant to help Heroclix players learn more about the characters behind their favorite pieces.

Today we look at the single greatest massive government agency/terrorist group/super group ever: H.A.T.E.

Appearances in Heroclix: Xplosions, Universe, Sinister, Supernova, Giant Size X-Men, Captain America
First Appearance: Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #1
Created by: Stuart Immonen and Warren Ellis
Team Members: Tabitha Smith (aka Meltdown), Monica Rambeau (aka Pulsar), Aaron Stack (aka Machine Man), Elsa Bloodstone, The Captain, Dirk Anger

Artwork and characters are copyright/trademark Marvel; used under Fair Use
Artwork and characters are copyright/trademark Marvel; used under Fair Use

Note: Though Nextwave are rogue elements of H.A.T.E., they were still agents at one time and still used an official H.A.T.E. vehicle. That is why they are being covered together.

The Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort, better known by its acronym H.A.T.E. and its leader, Dirk Anger, are funded by the Beyond Corporation©, a company that was formerly a terrorist cell called S.I.L.E.N.T. At some unknown point, H.A.T.E. was able to capture and brainwash Elsa Bloodstone, Monica Rambeau, Tabitha Smith, Aaron Stack and the Captain into carrying out their Unusual Weapons of Mass Destruction development and hiding. Somehow, the brainwashing breaks and Nextwave decides to steal the Shockwave Rider (which is bigger on the inside than the outside) and stop the further development of the U.W.M.D.s, as well as the Beyond Corporation©. The U.W.M.D.s include a clone of Fin Fang Foom, Broccoli Men, Ultra Samurai, and the Mindless Ones. Nextwave eventually learns that the true head of S.I.L.E.N.T/Beyond Corporation©/H.A.T.E. is none other than a long lived Devil Dinosaur who hated mankind because Moonboy “rode” him into battle.

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