Real Name: Peace Corpse (Allanson, Kuryestan, Mendev, Illyich Prokvitch, Strokov, Voroshilov)

Identity/Class: Humans, mutates

Occupation: Would-be nuclear war instigators

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Alpha Flight (Box (Madison Jeffries), Diamond Lil, Guardian, Puck), Avengers (Captain America, Quasar, Sersi, Stingray, Vision), People's Protectorate

Known Relatives: (Prokvitch) Anna Prokvitch (wife), Oskana Prokvitch (daughter), other children unnamed

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed; other dimensions

First Appearance: Avengers I#323 (September, 1990)

Powers/Abilities: The Combine possesses the ability to absorb all energies and release them in blasts of energy. It can also teleport and create force fields.

History: (Avengers I#323) - The Combine was created from the merging of Strokov and Illyich Prokvitch, two members of the Peace Corpse, a terrorist group which had attempted to launch nuclear war by activating the nuclear warheads of a British submarine. As the Combine, Strokov and Prokvitch were determined to complete their task. Finding that the Avengers, Alpha Flight, People's Protectorate, and Atlanteans who had opposed them were now in another dimension and could not return to Earth without causing a nuclear explosion, the Combine was determined to force them back to Earth.

(Avengers I#324) - The heroes joined forces against the Combine, and although they could not harm it, they forced it to waste energies fighting them, forcing the Combine to begin absorbing the radiation from their bodies into to repower itself. Ultimately, the four remaining members of the Peace Corpse, repenting their actions, merged with the Combine, and used their collective willpower to assert control over the Combine, and made it realize that mutual cooperation was the only hope for the future, not further war and strife. The Combine then set off to explore the multiverse, and charged the heroes to keep watch over Earth.

Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza, Rik levins and Tom Palmer.

by Prime Eternal

The Combine should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Avengers I#324, page 1
Avengers I#324, page 22, panel 7

Avengers I#324 (October, 1990)

Last updated: 12/06/04

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