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Real Name: Harold 'Hal' Danforth

Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-712/"Earth-S") human mutate;
    citizen of the USA;

Occupation: Adventurer

Group Membership: None, formerly Squadron Supreme (Arcanna Jones (now Moonglow), Hyperion/Mark Milton, Lady Lark/Linda Lewis, Power Princess/Zarda Shelton, Redstone/Michael Redstone, Shape/Raleigh Lund, Dr. Spectrum/Joseph Ledger, Whizzer/Stanley Stewart), the Redeemers (Black Archer/Wyatt McDonald, Foxfire/Olivia Underwood, Inertia/Edith Freiberg, Lamprey/Donald McGuiggin, Moonglow/Melissa Hanover, Mink/Julie Steel, Nighthawk/Kyle Richmond, Pinball/Chester Freeman, Remnant/Frank Edwards, Thermite/Sam Yurimoto)

Affiliations: Ape X/Xina, Avengers (Ant-Man/Hank Pym, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Firestar/Angelica Jones, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Justice/Vance Astrovik, Mantis, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, Silverclaw/Maria de Guadelupe Santiago, Thor/Thor Odinson, Vision/'Victor Shade', Warbird/Carol Danvers), Kayla Ballantine, Blue Shield (Joseph Cartelli), Cotati Elder, Lamprey/Donald McGuiggin, Magdalene, Makkari, Master Menace (Emil Zebediah Burbank), Overmind, Professor Imam, Project: Pegasus, Quasar (Wendell Elvis Vaughn), Quoi, Scarlet Centurion (Nathaniel Richards), Stephen Strange, Swordsman (Philip Jarvert)

Enemies: Angler, Imus Champion, Corruptor, Death, Geometer, Kid Syn, Mysterium (Thomas Lightner), Overmind (Grom), Raptra, Reptyl, the Rot, Thanos (actually a rogue Thanosi duplicate)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly Project: Pegasus, New York;
    formerly Squadron City (Earth-712);
    formerly Richmond Manor, New Troy (Earth-712);
    formerly Earth-712's Pacific Northwest (see comments)

First Appearance: Squadron Supreme I#10 (June, 1986)

Powers/Abilities: Haywire had the ability to form nearly unlimited quantities of tanglewire, a steel-like filament 5 millimeter in diameter. Haywire projected the tanglewire from his fingertips. He could use it for a variety of effects: entangling opponents, form basic geometric shapes, use it to trip people up or form grappling hooks to snatch objects or persons. Haywire could control the density of the wire, making it soft or razor sharp if need be. The tanglewire could penetrate energy structures and was extremely tensile and durable. It was resistant to pressure and temperature extremes. It could only be cut by omnium and adamantium. Generated tanglewire would exist indefinitely and only sporadically vanish if Haywire lost consciousness. The observed upper limit of tanglewire generation appeared to be a volume of three foot square per second, or 180 linear feet per second. Haywire wore padded leather gloves to protect his hands while handling his own sharp wire. Haywire was trained in hand-to-hand combat by Nighthawk, he was a skilled lockpick and an experienced guitar player.

Height: 5'10"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Strawberry blonde

(Squadron Supreme I#12 (fb) - BTS) - Through unrevealed ways, Harold Danforth gained superhuman abilities, though he never had any real ambitions to become a superhero.

(Squadron Supreme I#7 (fb) - BTS) - Nighthawk, guided by Professor Imam's mystical crystal, reached out to Danforth.

(Squadron Supreme I#10 (fb) - BTS) - Concerned by the way the Squadron Supreme was enforcing their rule of law through the implementation of the Utopia Program, Danforth joined up with Nighthawk's Redeemers, a group of vigilantes and villains determined to take down the Squadron. He adopted the costumed identity of Haywire.

(Squadron Supreme I#10 - BTS) - Several weeks passed, during which time the Redeemers ranks swelled to ten members including Haywire. They trained in secret in Nighthawk's luxurious New Troy manor and kept close tabs on the Squadron's whereabouts and activities.

(Squadron Supreme I#12 (fb) - BTS) - Haywire fell madly in love with his fellow Redeemer Inertia.

(Squadron Supreme I#10) - During one of their regular meetings, the Redeemers watched a recent news report on the death of Tom Thumb and the introduction of the Hibernaculum, a device designed to preserve life even in the face of certain death. Haywire wondered if the public would ever go along with what he called 'this freeze-dry to cheat death baloney'. They then all shared what they'd learned about the Squadron and how they could use it to speed up the team's downfall. Nighthawk followed this by turning the subject to how the ten of them were going to overthrow the Squadron.

(Squadron Supreme I#11 (fb) - BTS) - It was decided Haywire and the other non-criminal members of the Redeemers would infiltrate the Squadron Supreme, simply by offering themselves up as new recruits. Taking up residence in Squadron City, they would bide their time until they were fully inducted and had complete access to their headquarters and its sensitive technologies.

(Squadron Supreme I#11) - Haywire joined most of Squadron Supreme in an outdoor training session that came down to nine spirited games of capture the flag. Haywire's tanglewire proved particularly useful to protect his team's flag from opponents Foxfire, Inertia and Doctor Spectrum. He kept them at bay long enough for his team to win the ninth game. Haywire and the others were taken back to Squadron City where later that evening they were officially sworn in as Squadron members during a televised ceremony. Having gotten to know the Squadronners, Haywire felt rotten about having to lie to them. After the ceremony, he was seen talking to Ape X, joking about how he looked better with his mask on.

(Squadron Supreme I#11 - BTS) - That same night Moonglow sent the design schematics of the behavior modification technology to their ally Master Menace.

(Squadron Supreme I#11) - Haywire was playing table tennis in the Squadron's dormitory when Moonglow came by to inform her Redeemer allies that she had carried out the plan. Two days later, after touring the site of the hibernacle with Whizzer and Lamprey, Haywire lured Lamprey to a bar that was actually the Redeemers' hidden base. There, with Master Menace's help, they undid Lamprey's b-mod alterations.

(Squadron Supreme I#11 & 12 - BTS) - The Redeemers also undid the b-mod treatments of Shape and Foxfire.

(Squadron Supreme I#12) - Haywire and Inertia were relaxing in the Squadron City pool, though she noticed her lover was tense. He admitted to feeling anxious about the Redeemers' upcoming fight with the Squadron since he'd never actually been in a fight before. While Inertia tried to assure him, he was shocked to find his teammate Thermite had turned the pool into ice.

(Squadron Supreme I#12 - BTS) - Haywire attended the opening of the Squadron's hibernacle in the capitol.

(Squadron Supreme I#12) - Haywire and the other Redeemers turned on the original Squadron members when they returned to Squadron City and found Nighthawk and their fellow Redeemers waiting for them. Haywire was taken out by Whizzer in the opening seconds of the inevitable fight. By the time he came to, he tried to trip up Whizzer with tanglewire, causing the speedster to trip and hit Thermite's regulator pack. Without the means to control his volatile elemental powers, Thermite was instantly encased in a giant block of ice. While the fight raged, Haywire desperately tried to free his friend.

(Squadron Supreme I#12 - BTS) - The deadly confrontation between the Squadron and the Redeemers ended when Hyperion surrendered on behalf of his team.

(Squadron Supreme I#12) - In the aftermath, Haywire and the others paid their respects to their deceased friends and allies in the Squadron's morgue.

(Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Liking their new roles as heroes, Haywire and Inertia remained with the Squadron.

(Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe I#1) - Haywire and Inertia were enjoying a relaxing day at Squadron City's Kingsley Park. During a game of frisbee, the playful, bratty Haywire used his tanglewire to snag his girlfriend's bikini top and bottom. Inertia chased after her boyfriend and used her powers to make his briefs drop as well. This led to romantic interlude quietly observed by Moonglow, who found the display embarrassing and frustrating.

(Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe I#1 - BTS) - At the same time Hyperion and Power Princess met with Professor Imam, who told them of a coming threat from space (actually the Nth Man) that was going to consume the solar system within the next 12 hours.

(Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe I#1) - Ten hours before the end of the world, Haywire and the other Squadron members gathered to hear Hyperion and Professor Imam explain the coming crisis. Hyperion ordered the team to gather supplies for a one week trip into space while he went out to secure the help of the brilliant villain Master Menace.

(Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe I#1 - BTS) - Hyperion waited around while Master Menace escaped into the far future to work on a plan to save Earth, aided by the Scarlet Centurion. After 15 years, they returned to the present.

(Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe I#1) - Eight hours before the end of the world, Haywire spotted the coming threat when he noticed the Sun was getting lopsided. The Squadron hurried to Master Menace's base from which they rocketed into space with Professor Imam, Menace and the Scarlet Centurion by their side. As soon as they escaped Earth's pull, Haywire and the others were shocked when their teammate Redstone suddenly began to shrivel up.

(Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe I#1 - BTS) - Deducing that Redstone's power and lifeforce were connected to the Earth itself, Doctor Spectrum rushed to get him back, but to no avail.

(Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe I#1) - Haywire quietly looked on while everyone scrambled to carry out Master Menace's plan. However, when it became clear that the entity was moving faster than anticipated, Inertia offered to use her abilities to slow the threat down. Haywire wasn't sure she was up for it, but with the magical aid of Professor Imam and Moonglow (secretly Arcanna Jones) she tried anyway.

   As soon as Inertia made contact with the approaching and ever-expanding menace, she was overcome by its might and instantly vaporized into a red mist that smashed through the hull of Menace's ship before vanishing into space. Shape and Moonglow managed to seal the hull breach, but Haywire was so shocked and mad with grief he wanted to go out and find her, spitting out massive amounts of tanglewire that threatened to destroy the vessel. Power Princess felt she had no other choice than to knock her teammate out.

(Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe I#1 - BTS) - While Haywire was unconscious, the heroes realized their plan was going to fail. Master Menace teleported to safety and Scarlet Centurion returned to his own time to come up with a plan.

(Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe I#1) - By the time Haywire came to, he could do little but watch as Professor Imam died while communicating with the menace. He also watched Scarlet Centurion return with the Overmind, who also perished trying to stop the advancing menace. Haywire was present when the threat resolved itself thanks to Arcanna's newborn Benjamin--the child was meant to be Earth-712's Sorcerer Supreme and offered to trade places with Thomas Lightner, who happily assumed the role. Young Benjamin said goodbye to his mother as he started to undo the damage Lightner had caused to seven universes.

(Quasar I#13 - BTS) - Unbeknownst to the Squadron, Lighner had shunted them from Earth-712 to Earth-616.

(Quasar I#13) - Haywire and the others were planning to land their craft, only to be puzzled by the fact they couldn't reach Squadron City. Seconds after crash landing on Earth, they were met by Quasar, who had sensed their arrival. After a brief altercation, Quasar and his ally Makkari offered to let the Squadron stay at Project: Pegasus while Quasar looked for dimensional experts to help return them home.

(Quasar I#13 - BTS) - The arrival of the Squadron in this reality alerted the Overmind, who--after retrieving his spacecraft--went and took over the minds of most of the Squadron members present at Project: Pegasus to help him carry out a mission in space.

(Quasar I#13) - When Quasar tried to disrupt his plans, Overmind sent out the mind-controlled Haywire and Shape to distract the hero for a time. Haywire managed to breach Quasar's quantum structures with his tanglewire, wrapping up the hero who ultimately managed to free himself. After subduing the neophyte adventurer and the mentally addled Shape, he took them both back to Project: Pegasus while he considered his next move.

(Quasar I#14) - Haywire and Shape watched Quasar, Hyperion and Makkari leave Earth to track down Overmind and the other Squadron members.

(Quasar I#17) - Haywire and Shape were on hand to welcome their teammates when Quasar returned them to Project: Pegasus.

(Quasar I#19) - Haywire and the other Squadron members briefly believed they could return to Earth-712 when Doctor Strange visited Project: Pegasus and offered to perform a dimensional placement spell for them. The incantation backfired, trapping the Squadron between Earth-616 and interdimensional space. Quasar helped to return them to normal, leading Strange to conclude Earth-712's Wizard Supreme did not want the heroes back. Arcanna reminded her heartbroken teammates that her son was retracing Lightner's journey which would lead him back to Earth-616's Project: Pegasus.

(Quasar I#27 - BTS) - Thanos used the power of the Infinity Gauntlet to turn Eon's corpse inside out, causing its massive mass to burst through the interdimensional portal at Four Freedoms Plaza.

(Quasar I#27) - As millions of pseudopodic limbs covered Manhattan, t
he Squadron Supreme rushed to New York to help out. Haywire was seen rescuing people who got trapped inside their buildings.

(Quasar I#51) - When Quasar gave his friend Kayla Ballantine a tour of Project: Pegasus, they caught Haywire, Lady Lark, Shape and Power Princess in a game of volleyball. Haywire tried to cheat by catching the ball with his tanglewire, forfeiting the game. During a break, he put on the charm when he introduced himself to Kayla. Moments later, they rushed to action when the Blue Shield alerted them that the Angler had escaped its cell. The being effortlessly cut through Haywire's filaments and despite Quasar's best efforts to keep everyone safe, Haywire was knocked out and taken to the infirmary.

(Quasar I#53) - Haywire, Blue Shield and the Squadron Supreme saw Quasar and Kayla off when the two of them realized Project Pegasus' invasive testing procedures were not the way they wanted to study her control over the Starbrand.

(Quasar I#57) - Haywire was playing cards with Whizzer, Lady Lark and Blue Shield at Pegasus when they were alerted to an ethereal energy form stealing Her's cocoon. They were unable to stop it.

(Avengers III#6 (fb) - BTS) - Haywire and the others at Project: Pegasus fell under the influence of the Corruptor, who himself was forced to work for Imus Champion. The mind controlling villain disguised himself as administrator Andrew Kappelhof and convinced Earth-712's heroes that the recently returned Avengers were actually alien impostors.

(Avengers III#5) - Haywire and the others traveled to the North Atlantic, where they interrupted the Avengers during the rescue and salvage operation of a downed Championair plane. While the news media gathered, Haywire listened to Hyperion and Whizzer denounce the Avengers as frauds and crooks. These allegations inevitably led to a fight. Haywire tried to grab Warbird, who went after Doctor Spectrum instead. Haywire was taken out of the fight when one of Warbird's stray energy bolts knocked him off of Spectrum's platform. He was later rescued by Shape, who had turned his body into a makeshift life raft. The altercation ended when Doctor Spectrum pulled the plane out of the water so that rescue workers could continue their work.

(Avengers III#6 (fb) - BTS) - Influenced by the Corruptor, the Squadron Supreme went to Washington D.C. to testify before Congress, repeating their claims that the Avengers and even the Fantastic Four were not the genuine article.

(Avengers III#6 - BTS) - The Avengers showed up at Project: Pegasus to investigate why the Squadron Supreme was spreading lies about them. They were met by Blue Shield and granted access by Kappelhof, who quickly contacted the Squadron and summoned them home.

(Avengers III#6) - The Avengers and the Squadron fought in the halls of Project: Pegasus, with Shape and Haywire teaming up to take on Hawkeye. When Scarlet Witch's magics began to undo the Corruptor's control over Danforth and his teammates, the Corruptor ordered Blue Shield to knock Wanda out. Thanks to Hawkeye and Warbird, the Corruptor's ruse was soon thwarted. Blue Shield helped to incarcerate and interrogate the villain, who--due to a post hypnotic suggestion--was now delirious and rambling nonsense.

(Avengers/Squadron Supreme I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Imus Champion used his influence to try and restore his mental influence over the Squadron, unaware that Moonglow had recently crafted magical wards to prevent such meddling. Moonglow also appeared before the Avengers, warning them of the situation.

(Avengers/Squadron Supreme I#1) - The Avengers caught up with the Squadron near Project: Pegasus. After a brief misunderstanding, the two groups teamed up when it became clear Moonglow had invited them to help out. Still, Haywire couldn't resist pulling a prank on Hawkeye by using his tanglewire to make him drop his quiver. Danforth was having the time of his life, mocking the archer as he watched him pick up his arrows.

(Avengers/Squadron Supreme I#1 - BTS) - Moonglow deduced that the force that had tried to control them was in Marin County, near Sausalito. Both teams flew there to investigate.

(Avengers/Squadron Supreme I#1) - The Avengers and the Squadron were confronted by a hologram of Imus Champion, who offered them a challenge: he was going to walk to his command tower to unleash military-grade nerve gas in every major American city.... unless they fought and stopped him. Haywire and Hawkeye teamed up and made their way through the woods. Haywire recalled the time he caused Inertia's bikini to fall off with his tanglewire, which led Hawkeye to the realization that Danforth reminded him of his younger self. They shared a brief emotional moment over the loss of Inertia, before Champion attacked them. The villain hit Haywire with a modified Eternal Brain-mine, causing him to lose control over his powers. As the area filled with tanglewire, Imus trapped Hawkeye in a dome of fast-forming plastic that rapidly filled up with tanglewire.

(Avengers/Squadron Supreme I#1 - BTS) - Imus Champion cleverly beat all the other Avengers and Squadron members. He arrived at his tower only to find the controls of his launching platform were malfunctioning due to a bug infestation.

(Avengers/Squadron Supreme I#1) - Haywire and the others reached the control room just as Hank Pym revealed he was the cause of the malfunctions. Imus was arrested and taken away while the heroes discovered he owned a prototype Nth Projector, a device that allowed dimensional travel.

(Avengers/Squadron Supreme I#1 - BTS) - Over the next several days, the Avengers, with aid from Magdalene, rigged the Nth Projector at Project: Pegasus to make sure it could return the Squadron home to Earth-712.

(Avengers/Squadron Supreme I#1) - However, right before they were scheduled to leave, Haywire decided to remain on Earth-616 because he felt there was nothing for him to return home to without Inertia. Hyperion and the others wished him the best as he watched them go. Moments later, he witnessed the departure of Magdalene and her lover the Swordsman. The Avengers offered to take Haywire in, but he elected to go travel the Pacific Northwest, which was devastated on his Earth. 

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Haywire spent months traveling all across the country, eventually reaching Alaska. No matter the distance he traveled, he couldn't escape the memories of Inertia and his ever growing despondency over her loss.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#1) - Haywire was near Mount Gruenwald when he stumbled across an aspect of Mantis fighting Thanos. He intervened on her behalf, using his tanglewire to trap the titan long enough for the Avengers to arrive with the other aspects of Mantis. Haywire watched as Mantis recombined herself and zapped Thanos.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#2) - Haywire stood back while Mantis and Thanos continued their fight. The altercation ended when Thanos teleported away, announcing he was really after her son Quoi. Thor, speaking for the Avengers, vowed to help Mantis battle a mad god that serves the goddess of death. This piqued Haywire's curiosity: he insisted on accompanying them out into space. En route to Quoi's homeworld in a Quinjet powered by Thor's hammer, Haywire had a chance to get to know the young Avenger recruit Silverclaw; but he quickly grew unreasonably angry when she brought up Inertia's death. Haywire was later surprised to learn that the young shapeshifter was destined to become a goddess herself.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#3) - Haywire was on alert when the Quinjet was attacked by Reptyl, Raptra and Kid Syn. Haywire and Silverclaw stayed inside to pilot the ship while the others went into space to take on the three attacking vessels. Haywire grew exceptionally frustrated and unreasonable when Reptyl made his escape, telling Silverclaw that 'Nertia would have fought them. This led to another shouting match until he revealed he was only on this mission to force Death to give Inertia back to him. Baffled, Silverclaw reminded him the odds were a zillion to one this plan would work.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#3) - Haywire and the others accompanied Mantis when they arrived on Tamal, the Cotati homeworld. Greeted by the Cotati Elder, they were taken to see Quoi, who wanted nothing to do with his mother. Haywire was ready to teach the snotty, bratty sapling a lesson, but Silverclaw reminded him that his behavior wasn't much better.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#4) - The Avengers remained on Tamar while Mantis attempted to patch things up with her son. To pass the time, Haywire and Silverclaw had an impromptu training session. The subject inevitably turned to Inertia and how wonderful and great she was in Danforth's mind. Silverclaw once again tried to talk some sense into him: she was dead and he had to move on. He flat out refused: not before he had a chance to meet Death and plead for her life.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#6 - BTS) - Haywire captured a firefly on Tamar and kept it in a bottle.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#5) - After Raptra abducted Quoi from Tamar on orders from Thanos, the Cotati grew furious with the Avengers for having lost their most valuable possession. The tree people expelled knock-out gas that left Mantis, Vision, Silverclaw and Haywire unaffected--Danforth reasoned it was due to his extradimensional nature. Haywire and Silver Claw were sent to fetch the Quinjet. Using his tanglewire as a machete, he hacked through the living forest while he kept arguing with Silverclaw, who wasn't impressed with him at all--she felt he had neglected to train his powers in the months he spent traveling the world, and it showed. Silverclaw's tough love took a turn for the improper once they reached the Quinjet and she tried to kiss him. Haywire set the young girl straight: their constant bickering was not meant as flirting--she was a college student and he was a man on a mission: to save Inertia. After picking up the other Avengers, they left Tamar to go find Quoi.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#6) - Mantis, sensing Quoi's essence across space, guided the Quinjet to him. Meanwhile, hoping to lure Death to the Quinjet, Haywire squished the Tamarian firefly he had in his bottle. Death did appear aboard the ship, but nowhere near him.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#7 - BTS) - Haywire and the others learned that Quoi, Mantis and Vision had been captured by Thanos and taken aboard his vessel Sanctuary II, which was rapidly being surrounded by the Rot that was spreading across the stars.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#7) - Haywire and Silverclaw piloted the Quinjet while Scarlet Witch and Thor attacked Sanctuary II from space, trying to enter the craft before the Rot caught up with them. While he handled the controls, Haywire focused on the belief he was close to seeing Inertia again. During the fight, the Rot enclosed both vessels. Thor came back to the Quinjet to take Haywire and Silverclaw to the relative safety of Sanctuary II. Once on board, they were confronted by Thanos and his servants. The stand-off was interrupted by the arrival of Mistress Death.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#8) - While Mantis and Quoi joined forces to protect Sanctuary II from the encroaching Rot, Haywire decided to address Death directly, asking for the return of Edith Freiberg. The entity did not reply, but her stare caused him to freeze up in terror. Haywire stood back while the other heroes went out to confront the Rot. He was present when Death shocked Thanos with the announcement that the Rot was their offspring. Empowered by Mantis, Thanos joined Death in destroying the Rot. In the aftermath, Haywire once again confronted Death, demanding Inertia was returned to him. He figured it was a minor request to grant: surely one life would mean nothing to her. Death coldly replied that she was everything to her, like all of them are. Death's refusal angered Haywire beyond reason. He dove headfirst into Death's form and vanished without a trace.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#8 - BTS) - While the other Avengers mused about the deep love Haywire must have felt, Silverclaw told them she felt Haywire didn't really love Inertia. "He had an obsession. Everything else was just wasting his time. The rest of us went on one hell of an adventure, but he was never with us. Never. Just like Thanos... the obsession killed the love." (see comments).

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Paul Ryan, Sam de la Rosa.

Talk about a wasted character. For most of his existence, Haywire has been either a colorful background character or someone so one-note and obnoxious you kinda wish he had no dialogue. Losing a loved one is awful, but his grief over Inertia really stunted his development as a character. Harold, m'man, you only dated for a couple of weeks...It's okay to move on.

For a minute it looked like Haywire was finally getting his big break when Kurt Busiek had him leave the Squadron to remain on Earth-616. But he never became part of the regular Avengers book. Turns out Busiek wrote Haywire out at the request of Len Kaminski, who was writing Squadron Supreme: New World Order and only wanted to use characters based on members of DC's Justice League of America. So Haywire languished in limbo for a few more years until Steve Englehart *did* decide to use him for his much anticipated Avengers: Celestial Quest miniseries Sadly, he turned Haywire into an obsessed lunatic who ranted and raved about missing Inertia for 8 straight issues before committing suicide while Silverclaw mocked him for it.

Incidentally, 'Haywire' reminds me of an old joke Bea Arthur told on Graham Norton back in 2000: "Why is walking a high-wire like getting oral sex from Estelle Getty? ... Whatever happens, don't look down!" An awful joke, sure, but nowhere near as bad as Avengers: Celestial Quest.

Not much has been written about Haywire's past before he joined the Redeemers. Comments he made in Avengers/Squadron Supreme Annual 1998 indicate he might hail from Earth-712's Pacific Northwest.

Just because it bears repeating: unlike the other members of Earth-712's Squadron Supreme, Haywire is not based on a character from DC Comics.

Haywire, as part of the Squadron Supreme, was profiled in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe II#12 and on his own in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition I#21.

Profile by Norvo

Haywire should not be confused with:

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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#12, p43, pan1 (main image)
Squadron Supreme I#11, p5, pan5 (using powers)
Squadron Supreme Death of a Universe I#1, p54, pan5&6 (distraught at Intertia's death)
Quasar I#51, p15, pan1 (useless against Angler)
Avengers Squadron Supreme Annual 1999, p41, pans1&2 (remains on Earth-616)
Avengers Celestial Quest I#3, p9, pan5 (wants Inertia back)
Avengers Celestial Quest I#8, p34, pan1 (dives into Death)
Official Handbook Of The Marvel Universe Master Edition Omnibus, p628, pan1 (ohotmu master)

Squadron Supreme I#10 (June, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Sam de la Rossa (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Squadron Supreme I#11 (July, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Sam de la Rossa (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Squadron Supreme I#12 (August 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Sam de la Rossa (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition I#12 (November, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald, Peter Sanderson (writers), Josef Rubinstein (inks), Mark Gruenwald, Howard Mackie (editors)
Squadron Supreme: Death of A Universe I#1 (January, 1989) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Quasar I#13 (August, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mike Manley (pencils), Dan Panosian (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
Quasar I#14 (September, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mike Manley (pencils), Dan Panosian (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
Quasar I#17 (December, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mike Manley (pencils & inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
Quasar I#19 (February, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
Quasar I#27 (October, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Quasar I#51 (October, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), John Heebink (pencils), Ralph Cabrera, Jim Amash & Mike Oeming (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Quasar I#53 (December, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), John Heebink (pencils), Ralph Cabrera (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Quasar I#57 (April, 1994) - Mark Gruenwald & Peter Sanderson (writers), John Heebink (pencils), Aaron McClellan (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Avengers III#5 (June, 1998) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Pérez (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#6 (July, 1998) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Pérez (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers/Squadron Supreme Annual 1998 (July, 1998) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Carlos Pacheco (pencils), Matt Benning (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#1 (November, 2001) - Steve Englehart (writer), Jorge Santamaria (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#2 (December, 2001) - Steve Englehart (writer), Jorge Santamaria (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#3 (January, 2002) - Steve Englehart (writer), Jorge Santamaria (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#4 (February, 2002) - Steve Englehart (writer), Jorge Santamaria (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#5 (March, 2002) - Steve Englehart (writer), Jorge Santamaria (pencils), Scott Hanna, Scott Koblish (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#6 (April, 2002) - Steve Englehart (writer), Jorge Santamaria (pencils), Scott Hanna, Rich Perrotta (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#7 (May, 2002) - Steve Englehart(writer), Joe Staton (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#8 (June, 2002) - Steve Englehart (writer), Jorge Santamaria (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 06/16/2024
Last Updated: 06/19/2024

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