Purpose: Designated Bizarre Weapons of Mass Destruction
Affiliations: H.A.T.E. (Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort), Beyond Corporation
Enemies: Nextwave (Elsa Bloodstone, The Captain, Monica Rambeau, Tabitha Smith, Aaron Stack)
Base of Operations: Mobile across the USA
Aliases: Death Bears
First Appearance: Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.#5 (July, 2006)
(Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.#5 (fb) - BTS) - The Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort (H.A.T.E.), a subsidiary of the Beyond Corporation (secretly a terrorist cell), devised various Bizarre Weapons of Mass Destruction and sought to test them. These weapons included Drop Bears, resilient koalas armed with fangs.
(Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.#5) - In an effort to wipe out Nextwave, Dirk Anger, Director of H.A.T.E., pursued the team to Wyoming. Anger ordered that the Drop Bears be unleashed, weapons contained in large bins at the back of H.A.T.E.'s Aeromarine, with the H.A.T.E. agents getting upset at their dire task of throwing the cuddly and innocent-looking creatures overboard. However, as they descended toward their target, they bared their fangs and set their sights on attacking the Nextwave team. Their cute appearance made the heroic team underestimate the Drop Bears, which then attacked Nextwave directly. Monica Rambeau's photon blast dispersed many while Elsa Bloodstone's guns mowed many others down. Aaron Stack's bladed fingers dispatched the rest. The bizarre weapons lay inert as the next H.A.T.E. weapons were launched at the Nextwave team.
Comments: Created by Warren Ellis (writer), Stuart Immonen (pencils) and Wade Von Grawbadger (inks).
Drop bears are local Australian folklore created by the locals to scare tourists for amusement. While mythical beasts and beings are commonplace in the Marvel Universe, these H.A.T.E.'s drop bears are weapons and so should probably not be considered real.
It is a relatively common, if somewhat frustrating, misconception that koalas are bears - they are not. They are mostly docile marsupials that eat gum leaves, doze and occasionally grunt. However, these may have been mutated koala-bear hybrids. They are referred to as koala bears in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.
These creatures strangely resemble
"Stitch" and his brethren from the Disney movie "Lilo and Stitch" and
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Drop Bears have no known connections to:
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.#5, p14, pan4 (dropping)
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.#5 (July, 2006) - Warren Ellis (writer), Stuart Immonen (pencils), Wade Von Grawbadger (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Last updated: 09/04/11.
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