Real Name: None
Identity/Class: Extradimensional construct
Occupation: Agent of Psycho-Man, public
speaker, hate instigator
Group Membership: "Scourge's
Affiliations: Psycho-Man; formerly Malice
Enemies: Daredevil (Matt Murdock),
Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Invisible Girl, Mr. Fantastic, She-Hulk)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Dr. H.M. Unger
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#279 (June,
Powers/Abilities: Hate-Monger is a
shapeshifter, able to transform his protoplasmic form into that of
others and can instill the emotion of hatred in those that listen
to him or make physical contact with him. He is a gifted speaker.
(Fantastic Four I#279) - Hate-Monger spoke at a
church rally, where he whipped the all-white crowd into an anti-black
frenzy. When a priest tried to intervene, the mob attacked him and
Hate-Monger departed during the violence. Outside, Hate-Monger met up
with Psycho-Man and changed into the form of a black woman, describing
his plans to speak before two more crowds that night: the Sons of Zion
and the Black Womens Defense League.
(Fantastic Four I#280 ) - Hate-Monger's influence
began to spread. As the Fantastic Four mourned the destruction of the
Baxter Building, one of its other former tenants, Abe, angrily
confronted them about their role in the loss of his deli. A police
officer began to assault Abe and when Wyatt Wingfoot tried to stop him,
the officer struck him. She-Hulk tried to protect Wingfoot, but was
arrested for her actions. The crowd gathered around the scene soon
turned violent and began to throw bricks and other items at the heroes.
In the melee, Invisible Girl escaped with Alicia Masters to escort her
(Fantastic Four I#281 (fb)/Secret Wars II#2) -
Hate-Monger was directed by Psycho-Man to infuse his influence into
Invisible Girl. Taking the form of Reed Richards, Hate-Monger was able
to get close enough to touch Inivisible Girl, transorming her into
(Fantastic Four I#280) - After Malice defeated
She-Hulk, Hate-Monger greeted her and basked in his triumph. At
Avengers Mansion, Reed studied the pamphlets that Hate-Monger had
spread across the city and determined they were composed of materials
from an unearthly location.
(Fantastic Four I#281) - Riots erupted across New
York City, and Hate-Monger, Psycho-Man and Malice watched the chaos.
Malice was sent to destroy the remaining Fantastic Four, but Reed
(along with Daredevil, who had been caught up in the destruction) broke
the Hate-Monger's control over her.
(Secret Wars II#2) - As the reunited Fantastic Four
searched for the Hate-Monger, he turned the crowds around against them.
As they fought their way to him, the Beyonder appeared out of nowhere
to question Reed. Temporarily distracted, Reed soon rejoined the chase
for Hate-Monger, and Psycho-Man, realizing the plan had failed,
departed, leaving his creation to the heroes. As Hate-Monger begged for
mercy from the quartet, a member of the Scourge of the Underworld
program, hiding in a nearby alleyway, shot the Hate-Monger, who then
liquified into protoplasmic form.
Comments: Created by John Byrne and Jerry
Profile by Madison Carter.
Character name has no known connections to
images: (without ads)
Fantastic Four I#281, page 1, panel 1 (NOTE: Image used refurbished for use in OHOTMU Hardcover volume 5)
Fantastic Four I#279-281 (June-August, 1985) - John Byrne (writer/penciler), Jerry Ordway (inker), Mike Carlin (editor)
Secret Wars II#2 (August, 1985) - Jim Shooter (writer), Al Milgrom (penciler), Leialoha & Rubinstein (inkers), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Last updated: 11/13/08
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