THE HIGH-ZERO

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Terrorist

Group Membership: HYDRA

Affiliations: Baron Wolfgang von Strucker

Enemies: Alan Desmond, the Leviathan, the Sub-Mariner

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: An underwater HYDRA vessel

First Appearance: Namor Annual#4 (1994)

Powers/Abilities: The High-Zero was a skilled intelligence operative, and carried a pistol.

History: (Namor Annual#4 (fb) - BTS) - In his infancy, the man who would become the High-Zero was brought to Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, who raised him to become a pivotal agent of HYDRA. He was eventually rewarded with the rank of "High-Zero."

(Namor Annual#4) - The High-Zero accompanied Baron Strucker aboard an underwater HYDRA vessel as they prepared to receive the formula to Project: Blue-Face from a HYDRA facility, intending to use it to wage war on Earth's undersea races. However, the HYDRA base was destroyed by a Leviathan (offspring of Marrina and Namor) before they could transmit the information, and they had to travel to the site of its destruction to retrieve the information.

At the site of the Leviathan, they were attacked by smaller creatures created as parasites to defend it, and by the Sub-Mariner. The High-Zero advised Strucker to flee before they were destroyed, but Agent 13, one of Strucker's favorites, called him a coward. When Namor found the canister they were seeking and presented it to them, telling them to leave, the High-Zero pointed out to Strucker that they could being implementing Project: Blue-Face immediately, and Strucker agreed.

As the High-Zero patrolled the ship's corridors, he saw Agent 13 enter the room where the toxin canister was held. He confronted Agent 13, who declared that he was taking the toxin and leaving the ship. The High-Zero attacked him and tried to strangle him, but Agent 13 took the High-Zero's gun and shot him to death.

Agent 13 subsequently impersonated the High-Zero to foil Strucker's plans, and was finally unmasked as Alan Desmond, son of the toxin's creator.

Comments: Created by Karl Bollers, Nel Yomtov, Bill Wylie and Sandu Florea.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
The High-Zero should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Namor Annual#4, page 3, panel 2
Namor Annual#4, page 34, panel 5


Last updated: 09/03/05

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