Real Name: Cameron Hodge
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Formerly lawyer, advertising executive, and public relations director
Group Membership: Human Council (Graydon Creed, Steven Lang, William Stryker, Bolivar Trask), leader of the Right
Affiliations: Ani-Mator, Magistrate Anderson, Bastion, Vera Cantor, Graydon Creed,
Evans Sr., Willie
Evans, Jr., J. Jonah Jameson, Stephen Lang, Emma
LaPorte, Leper Queen, Magistrates (Havok, Pipeline, Wipeout), N'Astirh, Michael
Nowlan, Susan Nowlan, Phalanx (Brick, Dymphna), Donald Pierce, Press Gang,
Purifiers (Mary, Matthew Risman), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), William Stryker, Senator Thompson, Trish Tilby,
Thor, Bolivar Trask, Nikoli Uzbek, Sasha Yasinov
Formerly Angel (Warren Worthington III), Nanny, X-Factor (Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Marvel Girl)
Enemies: Angel (teen Warren Worthington III), Angel/Archangel (Warren Worthington III), Animates (Bird Brain, others), Ape, Bulk, Cable (Nathan Summers), Caliban, Rusty Collins, Erg, Frenzy (Joanna Cargill), Genegineer (David Moreau), Glow Worm, Wolfgang Heinreich, Hope, Leech, Artie Maddicks, Marauders (Arclight, Blockbuster, Harpoon, Riptide, Prism, Sabretooth, Scalphunter, Scrambler, Vertigo), Masque, New Mutants (Boom-Boom, Cable, Cannonball, Cypher (Doug Ramsey), Karma, Magma, Mirage (Danielle Moonstar), Rictor, Sunspot, Warlock, Wolfsbane), Sebastian Shaw, Candy Southern, Opal Tanaka, Tar Baby, Tower, X-Factor (Angel (Warren Worthington III), Beast (Henry McCoy), Caliban, Cyclops (Scott Summers), Iceman (Bobby Drake), Marvel Girl (Jean Grey)), X-Force (Archangel, Domino, Elixir, Warpath, Wolfsbane, Wolverine, X-23), X-Men (Banshee, Bishop, Forge, Gambit, Jubilee, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Commander Hodge
Base of Operations: Mobile;
Formerly New York City, New York; Arlington, Virginia
First Appearance: X-Factor I#1 (February, 1986)
Powers/Abilities: Cameron Hodge is currently a transmode virus enhanced human under at least partial control by Bastion. As Hodge was an undying head infected by the virus prior to his current infection, the extent of his control is unknown, such as whether or not he can infect other organic beings with the transmode virus, whether he retains his former undying powers granted by N'Astirh, whether he has any free will of his own, whether or not he can regenerate, or whether or not he can regenerate after being blown apart.
Before his current incarnation, Cameron Hodge made a pact with a demon that allowed him to live forever. Hodge was infected by the Phalanx, allowing him to form a body for himself out of machinery, control machinery, drain life from organic beings, and share a collective consciousness with other techno-organic beings. Prior to this infection, Hodge had his undying head attached to a vast mechanical body with varying types of offensive weaponry and the ability to phase through walls. Before his decapitation, Hodge wore various armored suits, including a ruby quartz suit, with varying types of offensive weaponry. He also had access to the armored Right robots. Hodge was a trained lawyer, advertising executive, and public relations director.
Weight: 180 lbs.
(X-Factor I#1 (fb) - BTS) - An old college roommate of Warren Worthington III's, Cameron Hodge went on to a profitable advertising career, working in New York.
(X-Factor I#12 (fb) - BTS) - Hodge got a license to practice law as well.
(X-Factor I#23 (fb) - BTS) - When Worthington grew wings and became the mutant hero Angel, Hodge, who was from a long line of wealthy men, grew bitter and full of hate.
(X-Factor I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Worthington contacted Hodge and asked him to study the mutant phenomenon. He wanted to put together a mutant organization that acted as a human defense against mutants, but secretly was bringing in young mutants and providing them refuge. After studying the problem through surveys and polls, Hodge and Worthington put together the X-Factor idea and Hodge began running ad campaigns, including a toll free number where humans could call to report potential mutant sightings.
(X-Factor I#1) - Worthington, who went by Angel, introduced Hodge to his companions Beast, Iceman, Cyclops, and Marvel Girl. Hodge presented the X-Factor idea and the mutants agreed to pose as mutant hunters. Soon, the team went out on their first call, rescuing and recruiting young Rusty Collins.
(X-Factor I#2) - Hodge reported to Worthington on the high numbers on crank calls they'd been receiving.
(X-Factor I#3) - Hodge consoled Vera Cantor, who was waiting patiently for the return of the Beast (who'd been returned to human form). Hodge then met with Senator Thompson, an ally of Worthington's who reported that X-Factor may be doing more harm then good. Meanwhile, X-Factor rescued mutant Artie Maddicks.
(X-Factor I#4) - Hodge alerted the team to another call, but it turned out to be a false alarm. Later, Hodge was present when Artie alerted them to danger Rusty was in. As X-Factor rushed off, Hodge waited with Artie. X-Factor retrieved Rusty and lectured him on the danger he could have faced.
(X-Factor I#5) - Hodge took a call from Suzy Nowlan about suspected mutant Michael Nowlan. Despite doubts that Michael was actually a mutant, Hodge convinced X-Factor to go and investigate mutant sightings of their foes Frenzy and Tower.
(X-Factor I#7) - X-Factor returned from their mission to California, though there was media suspicion that they were associated with mutants and responsible for recent mutant murders. Trish Tilby came to report on the events and Hodge did his best to allay suspicions from the team, who he ushered inside. When mutants Bulk and Glowworm attacked, Cyclops, Iceman, and Beast, posing as the mutant X-Terminators, pretended to join them in the attack. Hodge, Vera, and Rusty joined Marvel Girl and Angel in X-Factor uniforms and feigned a triumph over the team.
(New Mutants I#51) - Hodge appeared on the news, interviewing about X-Factor's operations.
(X-Factor Annual I#1) - While X-Factor was out on a mission, Hodge received guests Sasha Yasinov and Nikoli Uzbek, representatives from the Soviet Union who demanded to speak to X-Factor. When they finally returned, Hodge briefed the team and they soon came in to hear the guests, who wanted to hear X-Factor's secrets of tracking down mutants. While X-Factor thought it over, Hodge contacted Thompson and learned that there was political pressure for X-Factor to go and that several Soviet mutants were in danger. They met privately with Thompson, but X-Factor didn't trust him initially due to his involvement on the Senate Committee for Mutant Affairs, but Thompson earned their trust when he showed them pictures of dissected Soviet mutants. They learned that Dr. Wolfgang Heinreich was behind the plot and X-Factor agreed to go stop him, which they soon did.
(Iron Man Annual I#8) - Preparing for a speaking engagement that afternoon to handle public outcry against X-Factor, Hodge was talking to receptionist Rita when an armed Willie Evans, Sr. came in demanding to see X-Factor about the kidnapping of his son, Willie, Jr. Hodge assured Evans that X-Factor was not behind the kidnapping and helped disarm Evans, then took Evans to X-Factor, who helped investigate the boy's disappearance. Hodge later attended the funeral of Willie, Jr.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#282) - After taking a call from J. Jonah Jameson, who suspected that Spider-Man was a mutant, Hodge presented the case to the team. Though they were reluctant, they agreed to take the case for the publicity, and to see if Spider-Man was actually a mutant.
(X-Factor I#8) - Hodge met with one of the mayor's aides, denying X-Factor's responsibility in paying for damage done by known mutants. He soon notified the team that a mutant battle was taking place in Central Park and he convinced them to attend as X-Factor. Later, Rusty and Artie interrupted Hodge's call to the mayor and he furiously showed them out.
(X-Factor I#9) - Artie again tried getting Hodge's attention, but Hodge, still on the phone, pushed Artie out the door.
(X-Factor I#10) - X-Factor had Hodge get a doctor to their headquarters to take care of a wounded Rusty. Hodge soon notified Worthington that his company had been exposed as being behind X-Factor's financial obligations, putting media focus on the organization as Worthington was a known mutant. Hodge later greeted visitor Candy Southern.
(X-Factor I#11) - Hodge was present when a terribly wounded Angel was returned to X-Factor headquarters. They soon learned Angel's wings would have to be amputated.
(X-Factor I#12) - Angel refused to have his wings amputated. Meanwhile, X-Factor moved in several new mutants, including Skids, Leech, Caliban, Erg, Tarbaby, and Ape. Hodge visited Angel, who asked him to use his lawyer skills to make X-Factor the sole beneficiary of his fortune should anything happen to him.
(X-Factor I#13) - Hodge delivered the news to Angel and Marvel Girl that Angel had been subpoenaed to court on fraud charges. Hodge recommended Worthington Industries get a powerful legal team to represent it, causing Angel to despair.
(X-Factor I#21 (fb) - BTS) - Hodge pulled strings to have Angel declared incompetent, knowing this would lead to Angel's wings getting amputated. He had Angel's will drawn up, giving Hodge access to all Worthington's X-Factor funds.
(X-Factor I#14 - BTS) - When the courts declared Angel incompetent, the doctors were given the authorization to amputate his wings in order to save his life.
(X-Factor I#25 (fb) - BTS) - Hodge arranged to blow up Angel's helictoper.
(X-Factor I#15 - BTS) - As the media defamed Angel, he tried flying off in a helicopter, but it exploded, seemingly killing him.
(X-Factor I#16) - When Rusty learned a woman he'd burned, Emma LaPorte, would no longer receive funding from Worthington Industries, he went to Hodge, who told him there was little hope of the money continuing.
(X-Factor I#22 (fb) - BTS) - Hodge started an organization called the Right, utilizing Worthington's funds to do so. He designed powerful suits of armor, holographic technology, and helmets designed to block the powers of X-Factor and their known associates. They made one of their primary bases in the Arlington Interactive Museum of Science. Members of the Right captured Mexican mutant Rictor, who they tortured until his vibratory powers were out of control.
(X-Factor I#17) - X-Factor and Hodge saw Thor deliver Iceman, whose powers were out of control, back to headquarters. Hodge soon spoke to Tilby and the press about Angel's intentions to rid the public of mutants, disgusting the other mutants at Angel's funeral. Hodge soon staged a call from the governor of California, claiming that the X-Terminators themselves were threatening to use a mutant named Rictor to shake San Francisco into the ocean. He hung up the call, feigning concern for X-Factor, but they rushed off to handle the threat anyway. Hodge called to warn the Right, who had one helicopter shut down as they escaped from the building. X-Factor managed to save Rictor, leaving only the Right's building to collapse. Iceman spoke to the media, telling them the X-Terminators were not responsible for the destruction and that mutants were good, too. Hodge was disgusted and planned to drive Cyclops insane in return.
(X-Factor I#18) - After planting seeds to awaken Cyclops' fear of Phoenix, who'd once replaced Jean Grey before Cyclops had married Grey-lookalike Madelyne Pryor, Hodge programmed the computer to manipulate Cyclops' traumas. He and Cyclops viewed Rictor's training session, where Rictor recognized Hodge's voice, then Hodge subtly suggested Cyclops look for information in the computer. Hodge fled then, leaving Cyclops to be traumatized, but Cyclops quickly recovered.
(X-Factor I#19 - BTS) - X-Factor began to realize how much Hodge had been playing them, and they vowed to see him pay.
(New Mutants I#60 (fb) - BTS) - Hodge liberated a maddened scientist from jail and employed him to find a way to stop all mutation from taking place. The scientist, calling himself the Animator, took refuge on Paradise Island and began experimenting on animals there.
(X-Factor I#21) - Hodge returned to X-Factor headquarters on the day Worthington's will was to be read. X-Factor was furious to see him and they contained Hodge in a telekinetic bubble while they questioned him about his intentions, confronted him about his computer manipulation (of which they had no proof), and then promptly fired him. Hodge returned to his computer, to allegedly clean out his desk, but he continued monitoring the mutants and their activities. The will was soon read, giving Hodge all access, and the mutants walked angrily away. Tilby soon revealed that Hodge was behind Angel's wings being amputated, but Hodge arrogantly walked through, knowing they had no proof. When Cyclops prepared to reveal the truth about X-Factor, Hodge had soldiers from the Right, claiming to be mutants, open fire on the crowd. Tilby and several other humans were wounded as the Right fired repeatedly and X-Factor struggled to defend themselves. The Right's bazookas bounced off Marvel Girl's shields and Cyclops, whose optic blasts reflected off the armor, managed to hit one of the soldiers in an arm joint. The Right soldiers flew away as did X-Factor, and Hodge told the media that mutants were obviously far too dangerous to normal humans. The Right then attacked X-Factor's remaining wards, Artie, Leech, Skids, Rusty, and Rictor.
(X-Factor I#22) - Hodge continued manipulating the press to his side while the Right captured the young mutants and returned them to Arlington. Hodge joined them in Arlington, where Boom-Boom managed to free Rictor and his powers caused a bridge to collapse; the two mutants surrendered to Hodge and the Right rather than fall to their deaths.
(X-Factor I#23) - Hodge told his captives of how he'd exploit their talents for himself and beginning experiments on them before learning that X-Factor had arrived. Pleased to see his enemies go down once and for all, Hodge went to take care of them, ordering the young mutants to be killed if he wasn't back in ten minutes. A group of Right soldiers fought X-Factor, their armor resistant to Cyclops' optic blasts. The mutants were briefly locked in a low pit trap, when the floor sank to trap them, and a hologram of Hodge in ruby quartz armor addressed them, justifying his actions. He flooded the mutants with knockout gas, but they only feigned unconsciousness and attacked the guards who came to restrain them. The kids managed to escape while X-Factor fought an army of mutants. The kids opened fire on the soldiers and one placed a power dampener on Iceman, removing his powers. Hodge knocked Rictor out with a blow, then he attacked Cyclops directly; Cyclops' blasts couldn't get through Hodge's armor. They traded blows as they argued about evolution and Iceman managed to break out of his restraints as his power had changed. He cracked Hodge's armor, then Cyclops destroyed the armor by releasing his blasts inside it. Hodge revealed he'd only been a robot and he set the building to self-destruct. The mutants narrowly escaped.
(X-Factor I#34 (fb) - BTS) - When Candy Southern, Angel's former girlfriend, threatened to expose Hodge to the media, he took her captive. Despising her for loving a mutant, he kept her alive to experiment on her until she was a veritable vegetable, kept alive by machines.
(New Mutants I#60) - When Hodge saw the Animator had run a search on the New Mutants, he called to check in the Animator, who lied to him about his progress. Sensing the lie, Hodge ordered the Right to investigate the island. They soon found Animator dressed madly and struggling to escape after a battle with the New Mutants. Hodge had the mutants captured and he backhanded Animator for lying to him. The Right soldiers opened fire on some of the Animator's experiments, including Bird Brain, who escaped and soon lead an army of Animates to free the New Mutants. A battle broke out, quickly joined by Sunspot and Warlock, and one of the Right soldiers was transported to Limbo, a dimension of demons, by Magik. Though the Animator killed Cypher, Hodge decided to cut his losses. He ordered his men aboard the ship and they razed the island with bombs before flying away. An octopoid Animate grabbed the ship and pulled it underwater, however.
(X-Factor I#33 (fb) - BTS) - Though Hodge nearly drowned, a passing fishermen's boat picked him up and took him to land.
(X-Factor I#31) - In their Chicago base, Hodge and the Right reviewed footage of Archangel's attacks on Right facilities, looking frantically for Candy Southern.
(X-Factor I#32) - Using an obtained arcane ritual written by Belasco in the fifteenth century, Hodge read an incantation to contact the demon N'Astirh in Limbo. Hodge offered his soul and the locations of infant mutants, including a group in an orphanage, if N'Astirh would grant him immortality as well as success for the Right.
(X-Factor I#33) - Hodge donned a large suit of armor, preparing for his battle with Archangel.
(X-Terminators#2 - BTS) - Hodge spoke with N'Astirh through a pentagram and the demon assured him that the Right would prosper from the demonic invasion.
(X-Factor I#34) - As Archangel tore into the Right soldiers at the Chicago base, Hodge, with Southern at his side received an army of demons to support him. Hodge, overcome with hatred for Worthington, monitored the battle until N'Astirh arrived, complaining that Hodge's list of mutant babies was providing little success. Archangel, savagely fighting against the demon army, but N'Astirh soon departed, taking his demons with him. Hodge donned his full armored suit and opened fire on Archangel, who was shocked Hodge was alive. Hodge fired heat seekers at the mutant, who cut them in half with his razor-tipped feathers, sending more into Hodge's weapons. Hodge moved to Southern's body, determined to see her dead in order to make Archangel suffer. Archangel shot a feather into Hodge's rocket launcher, causing an explosion, and Hodge jumped on Archangel in a fury, having stopped Southern's life support. Archangel decapitated Hodge with his razor wing, but it was too late to save Southern.
(X-Factor I#36) - Hodge's decapitated body lay on the floor as a grieving Archangel was visited by N'Astirh.
(New Mutants I#95 (fb) - BTS) - Unable to die due to N'Astirh's promises, Hodge found his head was still alive. His cybernetics experts attached it to a powerful robot body. Hodge soon traveled to Genosha, a county known for enslaving its mutants and removing their identities. With the Genegineer (David Moreau) and the Genoshan president, Hodge planned his revenge on X-Factor, the New Mutants, and the X-Men. Among the Genoshan allies were the powerful Magistrates, including Havok, Pipeline, and Wipeout.
(X-Factor I#57) - Members of the Right, in new armor, attacked X-Factor (minus Archangel, who was off on his own) in New York City. Their armor naturally repelled Cyclops' optic blasts and Marvel Girl's telekinetics, and was even strong enough to avoid being torn by the Beast, and melted Iceman's ice before it could form around them. The mutants used a combination of surprise tactics and teamwork to hold the Right off, but the Right soon rushed to attack Archangel, who was madly involved in a bank robbery, not fully mentally competent at the time. He slashed into them repeatedly and they soon teleported away. Hodge monitored the battle from afar.
(X-Factor I#59) - When Hodge saw on a news report that Archangel had found happiness, Hodge vowed to destroy him.
(Uncanny X-Men#270 - BTS) - Pipeline, Havok, and other Magistrates attacked the X-Men's mansion and kidnapped Wolfsbane, Warlock, Rictor, Boom-Boom, and Storm.
(New Mutants I#95) - Hodge, in his monstrous robotic body, chided his naked captives about how helpless they were, and laughing particularly about how helpless Rictor was. They mutants briefly tried to escape, but Wipeout quickly removed their powers; Warlock was too weak from the transport to Genosha to fight. After his captives were dressed and put in their cells, Hodge taunted them further, revealing his plan to inject himself with Warlock's transmode virus to that Hodge would have more power and mobility. Hodge took Warlock with him and ordered the Genegineer, who was discussing things with mutate Michael, to aid him in manipulating the transmode virus. Warlock managed to free the other captives, but was soon recaptured himself. While Hodge sought to drain Warlock's power into himself, Wolfsbane managed to sever the connection before it was complete; Warlock died and a furious Hodge did not receive his power upgrade. Hodge batted Wolfsbane aside and vowed revenge.
(X-Factor I#60) - Hodge, wearing a cardboard cutout of a suit under his neck to try and appear more human, discussed the international legalities of the kidnapping with the Genoshan president, who he felt was taking too much credit. The Genegineer soon whisked her away. Hodge reviewed the lists of mutants he had yet to get his revenge on. Hodge tracked their ships, using Shaw Industries technology, pleased with it though he'd have to kill Sebastian Shaw someday. Hodge, grabbing Genegineer by the throat, ordered the Magistrates and Press Gang to apprehend the mutants. Hodge monitored the battle from afar, seeing the members of X-Factor, the X-Men (Banshee, Forge, Gambit, Jubilee, Psylocke, Wolverine), and the New Mutants (Cable, Cannonball, Sunspot), laughing that they were playing right into his hands.
(Uncanny X-Men#271) - Hodge found Storm threatening the Genegineer and ordered that she be subjected to the mutate transmodation process immediately. When Wolverine and Psylocke attacked the citadel, Hodge savagely attacked them. He easily recovered from t heir gunfire and scratches, slamming Wolverine into the wall repeatedly. When Psylocke's psychic knife proved ineffective on Hodge, he captured both mutants and forced them to see Storm altered, now in an adult body again,
(New Mutants I#96) - Hodge angrily questioned the Magistrates about why the other mutants hadn't been captured yet. He demanded success, as he left to watch Wolfsbane become a mutate. He ordered that she maintain a semblance of free will, but be unable to act, hoping that would torture the young mutant, and Hodge ignored the Genegineer's warnings of the danger this would cause. Hodge soon showed himself at a battle between Cable, Forge, Sunspot, Marvel Girl, and Gambit with the Magistrates, and had Wipeout block their powers. He had them all captured, and showed them Wolfsbane's transformation.
(X-Factor I#61) - Laughing at his powerless captives but complaining about Forge, who was integral to the new plan he'd hatched being unconscious, Hodge was able to ferret the locations of the bombs the mutants had planted using a psychic mutate. Hodge fought off temptations to harm his captives, but gloried there were only nine left to find. Cable managed to break free momentarily, pulling wires around Hodge's head, but Hodge easily threw him against the wall and impaled him with several spikes. Hodge laughed as Marvel Girl and Wolverine kissed, then he ensured that the Genoshan forces were attacking the mutants' base, though they soon learned it was empty. The president and Genegineer ensured Hodge that he would have no future in Genosha after the battle was complete, but he put them off. Banshee, Archangel, and Cannonball soon attacked, and Archangel was shocked to see Hodge alive. He ensnared Archangel in tendrils, but Banshee freed him with a sonic scream. Hodge toppled as the roof collapsed, and the three mutants were captured as well.
(Uncanny X-Men#272) - After the remaining mutants were captured, they were put on trial and awarded to Hodge, who kept them all in restraints and gloried over his power over his foes. Cable and Gambit nearly escaped, but surrendered when Hodge threatened Psylocke. Hodge ripped off Cable's metal arm to prove a point. Psylocke willingly turned herself over to the Genegineer, and Havok made a foe of Hodge when he made sure Hodge couldn't interrogate her further. Hodge vowed to cruelly experiment with the mutants, and he soon forced Archangel and Wolverine to battle in an arena, where they fought for several minutes, exciting and then boring Hodge. Hodge soon went to see the Genegineer, taking the mutated Wolfsbane with him, and discovered the Genegineer had a plot against Hodge. Hodge then murdered Wipeout, to ensure the mutants could not get their powers back, and set Havok up for the murder. When Chief Anderson of the Magistrates tried leading a force against Hodge, he fought against them, but they were joined by Psylocke, who helped Anderson escape. When Hodge returned to the mutants, he discovered they'd all escaped and that Storm could restore their powers, as she'd done with Cyclops already. He hit Hodge with a blast and Hodge rushed in to battle.
(New Mutants I#97) - As Storm restored Marvel Girl's powers, Cyclops hit Hodge with another blast, then the women joined him in exerting power, but Hodge managed to push himself forward. He fired shoulder spikes and used a force field to protect himself. When Hodge's laboratory exploded, he was buried under a mass of rubble. He moved to his laboratory and found the remains of the bomb. Furious, he vowed to kill every mutant in the world and soon attacked a group of heroes, including Iceman, Psylocke, Beast, Gambit, Forge, and Banshee. He his Iceman with a laser blast, wrapped Banshee's mouth in a bolo cord, and shook off energy and kinetic attacks from the other mutants. He defeated all the mutants, then rushed back to his lab to stop the others from destroying it. He used shoulder spikes to pin Jubilee and Sunspot to the wall as Boom-Boom blew off his leg. Wolfsbane tried ripping his cords out, but she was electrocuted. He then knocked Cannonball from the air. Hodge focused his fury on Storm as Genegineer entered the room, shooing on Hodge. Hodge ensnared the Genegineer, who managed to hurt Hodge with the powerful blast before Hodge broke his neck. Hodge phased through the wall of the room, rushing off to heal himself and leaving the mutants behind.
(X-Factor I#62) - Wolfsbane and Rictor attacked Hodge anew and summoned the others to aid them. When Wolfsbane tried severing Hodge's neck wire, she got shocked again, then Rictor hit Hodge with a seismic wave before Hodge defeated them both. He found Storm and Cable in the vents and ensnared Cable while firing laser bursts at Storm, though she soon destroyed the gun. He phased after her through the floors and ensnared her before Archangel attacked, destroying the phasing unit. Hodge spit a molecular adhesive at Archangel, binding his wings, then tried to saw off Archangel's head, but Havok freed him. Cyclops, Wolverine, and Marvel Girl joined the fight, and Hodge managed to impale Wolverine with his tail and knock Marvel Girl into the floor. Hodge retreated toward the roof, trying to give himself time to repair. Cyclops and Havok pursued and fired massive energy blasts, soon destroying his body, but his head still lived. Cyclops knocked it over the edge, and Hodge tried pulling Havok with him, using a mechanical tendril from his mouth. Finally Hodge hit the ground and Wolfsbane tore the head in half, then Rictor buried the head in the giant citadel, crashing it down around him.
(Uncanny X-Men#306 (fb) - BTS) - Hodge was recruited by the Phalanx movement, which tried to use Warlock's technology to build cybernetic constructs powered by human consciousnesses, all joined by a wider consciousness. Hodge had Candy Southern's body taken by the Phalanx and uploaded into its consciousness, directly tied to his own life force. He planned to send her against Archangel to further torture him.
(Uncanny X-Men#305 - BTS) - Hodge sent a group of Phalanx-soldiers to the home of Opal Tanaka, where they fought and were destroyed by Rogue and Iceman.
(Uncanny X-Men#306) - Candy approached Archangel and Jean Grey, who read Candy's mind and discovered the truth. When a psionic failsafe was activated, Hodge entered the room, taunting his enemies. Archangel immediately tore into Hodge, but he was hardly hurt, drawing on Candy's life force to strengthen himself. When Candy realized this, she started ripping out her own components. The combination of this overloaded Hodge, who exploded.
(Uncanny X-Men#313) - Within the Phalanx base, Hodge reported to Stephen Lang that two Phalanx trackers had located the X-Men's ally Yukio in New York.
(Wolverine II#85) - From the Phalanx base on Mt. Everest, Hodge and Steven Lang sensed the destruction of some Phalanx units by Cyclops, Jean Grey, Wolverine, and Cable. Meanwhile, many of the X-Men (Archangel, Beast, Bishop, Gambit, Iceman, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm) were being held captive by the Phalanx.
(Cable II#16) - Hodge notified Lang that an archaic aircraft was approaching, and it soon crashed into the citadel. Hodge worried that more mutants would try rescuing their captives, but Lang did not, and refused to let Hodge kill even Bishop, an energy drainer. Hodge believed that the mutants were trying to scale the north face of the mountain, but Lang convinced him that was illogical. Hodge ordered servants Brick and Dymphna to keep Psylocke restrained as she stopped resisting the absorption process. Hodge then reconstructed the crashed aircraft to find more logic strands within it, and soon realized it had been on Muir Island in a recent battle with the Phalanx. Hodge was furious when Cyclops, Jean Grey, Wolverine, and Cable stormed the citadel, batting back the Phalanx units, and Hodge realized that Lang had betrayed them. Hodge ordered Brick and Dymphna to rush off with him while the others fought the mutants and Psylocke worked to defeat Lang. Hodge felt the other X-Men escaping and things began to unravel for the Phalanx, especially when Psylocke freed her mind to join her teammates. They disrupted the Phalanx's central consciousness, and the X-Men soon managed to topple the entire citadel. Screaming revenge against Lang, Hodge was buried beneath the entire crashed citadel.
(Wolverine II#116) - When Wolverine was badly injured, his spirit seemed to access a sort of Purgatory where he was assaulted by a group of Logan's apparently dead foes led by Lord Shingen: others included Cyber, Geist, Cameron Hodge, Scylla, Stonewall, Super Sabre, and 3 others (who escape me at the moment). With the aid of Colossus (who was also apparently dead at the time), Wolverine made short work of his enemies and then revived soon after. "It's possible the whole thing was a delusion."
(X-Force III#3) - Members of the Purifiers, including Sister Mary, retrieved Hodge's body from the wrecked pile on Everest. Later, Cameron Hodge, the Leper Queen, Graydon Creed, Stephen Lang, Bolivar Trask, Donald Pierce, and William Stryker were infected with a strain of the Phalanx virus and put under the direct control of Bastion. Matthew Risman, leader of the Purifiers, watched the process, which was incredibly painful for those who'd been living. Bastion surmised that Hodge and the Right had been responsible for 178 mutant deaths.
(X-Force III#4) - Hodge and the others stood by while Bastion made plans with the Purifiers.
(X-Force III#6) - As the Purifiers were destroyed by X-Force, Bastion took Hodge and the others away with him.
(X-Force III#7) - Hodge opened crates to find old Right armor suits inside.
(X-Force III#10 (fb) - BTS) - At Bastion's orders, the Right soldiers, under Hodge's command, stormed several of Mr. Sinister's bases to retrieve vials of the Legacy virus.
(X-Force III#9 - BTS) - At Hodge's command, the Right soldiers attacked Sinister's warehouse in Japan to liberate more vials of the Legacy Virus. They found X-Force (Archangel, Domino, Elixir, Wolverine, X-23) and the Vanisher battling clones of the Marauders (Arclight, Blockbuster, Harpoon, Riptide, Prism, Sabretooth, Scalphunter, Scrambler, Vertigo).
(X-Force III#10) - The Right soldiers quickly tore through the remaining Marauder clones. While battling X-Force, one of the Right uploaded the Legacy Virus into X-23's system. They sought to kill her and return the body to Hodge, but X-Force killed the soldiers. Hodge was ordered to replicate the other three vials and pass them on to the Leper Queen.
(X-Necrosha#1) - Hodge was present when Bastion learned from Pierce that undead mutants were wandering around with the techno-organic virus in their system. Bastion declared that they needed to move their time table up.
(X-Men: Second Coming#1) - When Cable and Hope appeared from the future at the old Westchester school, the Right leapt to attack. They moved to kill Hope while Cable returned fire, killing them all before Hodge could send backup. Bastion checked in with his soldiers, and heard Hodge's report that Right divisions were ready to deploy.
(New Mutants IV#12) - Cameron Hodge ordered his hundreds of armored Right soldiers to prepare for battle, and they eagerly armored up, excited to kill mutants. Before they could join the Purifiers in battle, however, the New Mutants (Cannonball, Cypher, Karma, Magma, Moonstar, Sunspot, Warlock) attacked. Karma forced some soldiers to turn on the others, killing several. Knowing he could now justify his armor under Bastion's orders, Hodge had his head and spinal cord attached to his old armored form. The New Mutants jumped to attack, batting Sunspot aside. When Karma tried possessing him, Hodge savagely drove a blade through her leg.
(X-Men: Legacy#235) - Before Hodge could kill Karma, Cannonball knocked him back, but Hodge soon had both mutants defeated as the Right was brutally dismantled by the remaining New Mutants. When the transmode virus-wielding Warlock entered the battle, however, he drained the life from the remaining Right soldiers, then from Cameron Hodge himself.
SECRET WARS III HAPPENED
(All-New X-Men II#12) - Cameron Hodge and the Right collected samples of the Terrigen Mists to use as weapons against mutants, but Angel (teenage) defeated them.
Comments: Created by Bob Layton, Jackson Guice, and Joe Rubinstein.
Cameron Hodge had an entry in OHOTMU Update '89. Special thanks to John Kaminski for his help with this profile. Thanks to Markus Raymond for providing the main scan for this profile. Thanks to Danny Wind for adding the info for X-Factor I#36 and Uncanny X-Men#313.
Other disemboed heads in the Marvel Universe: the Brain, the Head, Chondu the Mystic, Frost and Doctor Mynde
Thanks to G Morrow for pointing out the missed Wolverine II#116 appearance.
Profile by Chadman.
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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#3, p44 (main)
X-Factor I#23, p19, pan3 (ruby quartz armor)
Uncanny X-Men#271, p19, pan4 (monstrous armor)
New Mutants I#97, p15, pan1 (wall-crawling in monstrous armor)
Uncanny X-Men#306, cover (Phalanx-enhanced)
Cable II#16, p20, pan4 (2nd Phalanx-enhanced)
X-Force III#3, p23, pan1 (techno-enhanced)
New Mutants IV#12, p15 (new robot body)
X-Factor I#1-3 (February-April, 1986) - Bob Layton (writer), Jackson Guice (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Mike Carlin (editor)
X-Factor I#4 (May, 1986) - Bob Layton (writer), Keith Pollard (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#5 (June, 1986) - Bob Layton (writer), Jackson Guice (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#7 (August, 1986) - Louise Jones (writer), Jackson Guice (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
New Mutants I#51 (May, 1987) - Chris Claremont (writer), Kevin Nowlan (penciler/inker), Ann Nocenti (editor)
X-Factor Annual I#1 (October, 1986) - Bob Layton (writer), Brett Breeding (penciler), Bob Harras (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#282 (November, 1986) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Rick Leonardi (penciler), Bob Layton (inker), Jim Owsley (editor)
X-Factor I#8 (September, 1986) - Louise Simonson (writer), Marc Silvestri (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#9 (October, 1986) - Louise Simonson (writer), Terry Shoemaker (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#10-11 (November-December, 1986) - Louise Simonson (writer), Walter Simonson (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#12 (January, 1987) - Louise Simonson (writer), Marc Silvestri (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#13 (February, 1987) - Louise Simonson (writer), Walter Simonson (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#14-15 (March-April, 1987) - Louise Simonson (writer), Walter Simonson (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#16 (May, 1987) - Louise Simonson (writer), David Mazzucchelli (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#17-19 (June-August, 1987) - Louise Simonson (writer), Walter Simonson (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#21 (October, 1987) - Louise Simonson (writer), Walter Simonson (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#22 (November, 1987) - Louise Simonson (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#23 (December, 1987) - Louise Simonson (writer), Walter Simonson (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
New Mutants I#60 (February, 1988) - Louise Simonson (writer), Bret Blevins (penciler), Terry Austin (inker), Ann Nocenti (editor)
X-Factor I#31 (September, 1988) - Louise Simonson (writer), Walter Simonson (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#32 (October, 1988) - Louise Simonson (writer), Steve Lightle (penciler/inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#33 (November, 1988) - Louise Simonson (writer), Walter Simonson (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Terminators#2 (November, 1988) - Louise Simonson (writer), Jon Bogdanove (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#34 (December, 1988) - Louise Simonson (writer), Walter Simonson (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#36 (January, 1989) - Louise Simonson (writer), Walter Simonson (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#305 (October, 1993) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Jan Duuresma (penciler), Jose Marzan (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#306 (November, 1993) - Scott Lobdell (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Factor I#59 (October, 1990) - Louise Simonson (writer), Terry Shoemaker (penciler), Allen Milgrom (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#313 (June, 1994) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Joe Madureira (penciler), Dan Green, Harry Candelario & Keith Champagne (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
Wolverine II#85 (September, 1994) - Larry Hama (writer), Adam Kubert (penciler), Farmer, Rubinstein (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
Cable II#16 (October, 1994) - Larry Hama (writer), Steve Skroce (penciler), Mike Sellers, Batt (inkers), Lisa Patrick (editor)
Wolverine II#116 (July, 2002) - Frank Tieri (writer), Sean Chen (penciler), Norm Rapmund (inker), Mike Raicht (assistant editor), Mike Marts (editor)
X-Force III#3-4,6 (June-July, September, 2008) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (penciler/inker), John Barber (editor)
X-Force III#7 (November, 2008) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Mike Choi (penciler/inker), John Barber (editor)
X-Force III#9-10 (January-February, 2009) - Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost (writers), Mike Choi (penciler/inker), John Barber (editor)
X-Necrosha#1 (December, 2009) - Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (artist), Jeanine Schaefer & Nick Lowe (editors)
X-Men: Second Coming#1 (May, 2010) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), David Finch (pencils), Matt Banning (inks), Nick Lowe, Jeanine Schaefer (editors)
New Mutants IV#12 (June, 2010) - Zeb Wells (writer), Ibraim Roberson (pencils/inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Legacy#235 (June, 2010) - Mike Carey (writer), Greg Land (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
All-New X-Men II#12 (October, 2016) - (Dennis Hopeless (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Andrew Hennessey (inker), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
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