Real Name: Inapplicable

Identity/Class: Cosmic entity

Occupation: Embodiment of hate

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Avatar, Adam Warlock;
    Various cosmic entities, including: Epoch, Eternity, Galactus, Kronos, Lord Chaos, Master Order, Mistress Love (see comments), Phoenix Force, One Above All (Celestial), Stranger, Uatu the Watcher, Ziran the Tester (Celestial),
    Other gods and goddesses of hate/evil (see comments) including: Amatsumikaboshi (Japanese),
Bellona (Olympian), Chenuke (Incan),  Chert (Slavic), Coyote/Nanabozho (Amerindian), Vammatar/Vammater (Finnish, possibly here), Guruhi (African), Hiisi (Finnish), Loki (Norse), Seth(Egyptian), Ravanna (Hindu) , Ru-Shou (Chinese), Ulupoka (Polynesian)

Enemies: Mistress Love, Thanos, Nebula, victims of hate crimes

Known Relatives: Mistress Love ("sister"),  possibly other cosmic entities such as Eternity, Death, Chaos, Order

Aliases: Sire Hate, Demoiselle Hate, Hate

Base of Operations: Mobile throughout the universe

First Appearance: Infinity Gauntlet#3 (July, 1991)

Powers/Abilities: As the embodiment of hate, Master Hate possesses the incredibly dangerous ability to make anybody feel any level of hate, from a resentment, to a desire to commit mass genocide. Master Hate has thus inspired men to commit countless atrocities and caused untold deaths on a more planets than man can conceive of. Master Hate is immune to the affects of aging and disease, and cannot be harmed by conventional means. Though not often seen in combat, Master Hate has also been seen firing concussive blasts of force which are probably extremely potent. Master Hate is one of the very few universal constants. Master Hate cannot die as long as hate exists, and thus will always exist as long as intelligent life does and always has at least since the first being felt hate.

Height: Variable
Weight: Variable
Eyes: Variable
Hair: Variable

History: Master Hate is the embodiment of Hate, and is at least as old as the first living being to feel hate. 

(Infinity Gauntlet#3) - Master Hate was present, along with the other astral deities of the universe, as the Living Tribunal listened to Eternity plead his case as he argued that Thanos should not be allowed to possess the Infinity Gauntlet. After the Living Tribunal refused to interfere, Adam Warlock devised a plan and instructed the astral deities what was needed of them to thwart Thanos. Master Hate was among these deities as well.

(Infinity Gauntlet#4) - Master Hate was among the cosmic entities that confronted Thanos after he defeated Earth's heroes.

(Infinity Gauntlet#5) - Master Hate engaged Thanos in battle along side all the other cosmic entities. In the explosive battle that followed, Master Hate tried in a joint effort with Mistress Love to confuse Thanos by to altering Thanos' feelings toward his opponents, but Master Hate failed and was repulsed by him. In the end, Master Hate was imprisoned along with all the others by Thanos.

(Infinity Gauntlet#6) - After Nebula managed to steal the Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos, she unwittingly freed the cosmic entities, including Master Hate. They all engaged her in battle. Nebula triumphed over them, and imprisoned them once again. But before she could enjoy her victory, Warlock removed the gauntlet from her.

(Warlock and the Infinity Watch#1) - Master Hate was present at the trial of Adam Warlock, during which it was decided by the Living Tribunal that Warlock was unfit to wield the Infinity Gauntlet.

(Silver Surfer III#66)- Master Hate appeared to Avatar, who had just been empowered by his sister, Mistress Love. He offered to augment Avatar's powers with his own, power which would remain concealed until she had need of it. Avatar agreed, and later unleashed that power when the Silver Surfer spurned her attempts at winning his love.

(Quasar#37)- While touring the Dimension of Manifestations, Quasar beheld an M-body which represented Sire Hate during the time when he was held prisoner by the Infinity Gauntlet alongside the other cosmic powers. Quasar also visited the trial of Adam Warlock, at which Sire Hate was present.

(Marvel: The End#4-6) Master Hate was among the cosmic entities that confronted the newly omnipotent Thanos after he merged with the Heart of the Universe, a power source which had given Akhenaton his power. Master Hate and the others attacked him but ended up being absorbed into him with the rest of creation. Master Hate was restored to his cosmic station after Adam Warlock made Thanos realize the futility of his actions.

Comments: Created by Jim Starlin and George Perez

Master Hate is only referred to as a male in this profile because that is the form of "his" physical manifestation took at the time of the appearance and to make the profile much easier to write. Master Hate is not however, really a male or a female. It is an abstract entity. Actually, in Master Hate's Infinity Gauntlet appearances "he" was portrayed in what appeared to me as a feminine form, despite the use of the title "sire." The feminine appearance is due to the high heels and breasts.

The astral deities spoken of in this profile are Kronos, Love, Hate, Chaos, Order, two Celestials, Galactus, Eternity, Epoch, and the Watcher

There are actually no gods of hate in any pantheons we know of, though Bellona is close. The rest of the above listed are all gods of evil.

The reason that Mistress Love is listed under affiliations and enemies is because while Master Hate and Mistress Love are opposites, and both of them exist to oppose the very concept that the other represents, one of them could not exist without the other, so they depend on each other for their continued existence.

The reason Anthropomorpho is under affiliations is because Anthropomorpho is the being from the dimension of manifestations that supplies all abstract and/or cosmic entities with their physical representations called M-bodies. Master Hate is no exception and was doubtless given his form by Anthropomorpho.

This is merely a physical manifestation of Master Hate, although the cosmic entity in question exists everywhere that there is life that feels hate simultaneously in a sense (in the same way that Eternity is seen in a physical form, but really is everywhere, and Lord Chaos and Master Order are seen as disembodied heads but are active everywhere).

If you want to be really really picky, you could place Master Hate as behind the scenes every single time a comic book character had a hateful though, act, etc.

There's a good chance that we're missing some appearances (or so I'm told). If you can spot any appearances we missed and tell us about it, that'd be great.


CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with:

Other appearances:
Infinity Gauntlet#4-6 (October-December, 1991) - Jim Starlin (writer), George Perez (#4) & Ron Lim (#4-6) (pencils), Joe Rubinstein & Bruce N. Golotoff (#4) (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Warlock and the Infinity Watch#1 (February, 1992) - Jim Starlin (writer), Angel Medina (pencils), Terry Austin (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Surfer III#66 (June, 1992) - Ron Marz (writer), Steve Carr & Daryl Skelton (pencils), Tom Christopher (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Quasar#37 (August, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Marvel: The End#4-6 (June-August, 2003) - Jim Starlin (writer/pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 01/05/04

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