Real Name: Mark Sim
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
Group Membership: New Warriors (Hummingbird/Aracely Penalba, Justice/Vance Astrovik, Mr. Whiskers, Nova/Sam Alexander, Speedball/Robbie Baldwin, Scarlet Spider/Kaine, Silhouette/Silhouette Kaine, Sun Girl/Selah Burke, Jake Waffles, Water Snake/Faira Sar Namora)
Affiliations: Avengers (Captain America/Steve Rogers, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Thor/Odinson), Morlocks
Enemies: Darkhold Dwarf, Eternals (Ajak, Delphans, Makkari, Phastos, Titanis, Zuras), Evolutionaries, Fume, High Evolutionary (Herbert Wyndham), Hollow, Spark, Tribe (Jack Chain, Lash, Nightfall, Nocculus, Sheath)
Known Relatives: Hominy (grandmother, full name unrevealed), mother (name unrevealed), Ellie Sim (sister), Mia Sim (sister)
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: (Cover) New Warriors V#1 (April, 2014); (identified as Mark) New Warriors V#2 (May, 2014); (full name and code name revealed) New Warriors V#5 (August, 2014)
Powers/Abilities: After undergoing Terrigenesis, Haechi (named after a Korean mythological dragon) developed the ability to eat or consume different types of energy and then to rechannel that energy into concussive blasts. Haechi can also transform into a large dragon/bull creature who possesses super-strength and durability. Haechi's transformations seem dependent on how much energy he has consumed, and when that energy is expelled, he tends to transform back into his human shape. In his regular form, Haechi has a permanent horn on his forehead. The full extent of his powers is likely unrevealed.
Height: (Human) 5'8" (by approximation); (in monster form) unrevealed
Weight: (Human) 150 lbs. (by approximation); (in monster form) unrevealed
(New Warriors V#6 (fb) - (BTS) - Mark Sim grew up with his two younger sisters, Ellie and Mia, and their grandmother, Hominy, in New York City.
(New Warriors V#8 (fb) ) - When Attilan was destroyed during the Infinity events, Mark was running in fear through the city when the Terrigen Mists hit him. He emerged from his cocoon transformed, with a large horn on his head, and he wondered if his parents and family were okay. A group of civilians saw Mark and began beating him, seeing him as a freak. One man helped scare the others off and helped Mark, showing him kindness.
(New Warriors V#2) - Mark was riding the subway when it was suddenly derailed. Those aboard, after seeing his horn, swiftly blamed Mark, but he rounded the corner and found Sun Girl fighting the Evolutionaries, seeking to protect the fleeing Morlocks. He threw himself in front of one of the energy blasts, consuming it and saving Sun Girl's life, then Justice and Speedball arrived to help them.
(New Warriors V#3) - A policeman opened fire on Mark after seeing he was an Inhuman, and Justice, Speedball, and Sun Girl helped him escape. Believing Mark was an agent of the Evolutionaries, Sun Girl shot him with an energy burst, but he simply consumed it. The four heroes went to find Nova.
(New Warriors V#4) - Wearing a costume now, Mark teleported to the base of the High Evolutionary, where Nova was battling the Evolutionaries, and they were soon joined by other captives, including Water Snake, Scarlet Spider, and Hummingbird. After absorbing more of the Evolutionary energy, Mark transformed into a four-legged horned dragon beast and began consuming the Evolutionaries in large bites. The High Evolutionary activated a machine that would kill all those with powers, but Sun Girl, the only normal human among them, destroyed it. As the High Evolutionary rushed away, Justice declared the heroes there are part of the New Warriors, though Mark was hesitant to join the team.
(New Warriors V#5 (fb) - BTS) - Mark Sim adopted the name Haechi.
(New Warriors V#5) - Speedball took Haechi, Sun Girl, and Hummingbird from Mt. Wundagore to the local village to see if anyone needed help. As the others opened up about their lives, Mark mentioned his grandmother. Back at Wundagore, the team met the evolved animal-men Jake Waffles (the dog) and Mr. Whiskers (the cat), and the animals accidentally teleported the entire mountain to New York City.
(New Warriors V#6) - The Avengers (Thor, Iron Man, Captain America) came to investigate the mountain, which they realized was magically not harming the area. Influenced by the Darkhold Dwarf, a fight broke out with the heroes, and Haechi switched to his dragon form, though Thor hit him with Mjolnir during the fight. Back in his human form Haechi tried absorbing Mjolnir's energies, but Thor batted him aside. Hummingbird ended the battle when she seemingly killed the Dwarf. Mark went with Justice and Sun Girl to visit Hominy, Ellie, and Mia, but they found Inhuman villains (Hollow, Spark, Fume) there. As soon as the villains saw them, Spark set the place on fire.
(New Warriors V#7) - Haechi changed into his dragon form and consumed the fire, then the New Warriors attacked the villains, with Haechi rushing through the intangible Hollow before covering Hollow in fire. Nightfall teleported the villains out of the room, but Haechi and Sun Girl jumped after them, landing in the Tribe's headquarters. Haechi was placed in chains by Jack Chain and suspended from the ceiling, while Sun Girl was cornered, but she soon managed to free Haechi, who assumed his dragon form again. Haechi covered the villains in energy then sought to escape with the burned Sun Girl, but they were intercepted by Lash, Nocculus, and Sheath.
(New Warriors V#8) - The other New Warriors arrived to save Haechi and Sun Girl, and Nocculus controlled civilians to fight them. As Sheath took Sun Girl captive, Lash forced Haechi to choose his destiny, and he chose to save his friend as he attacked Sheath. Lash began punching Haechi, promising to teach him a lesson, but the New Warriors attacked. Haechi changed to dragon form and attacked Lash, but Hollow phased a hand in Haechi's brain, forcing him to change back. Lash cruelly injured Hollow, then had Nightfall teleport him and his allies away.
(New Warriors V#9) - At Mt. Wundagore, Hummingbird sensed that Haechi was sad about the loss of his family, and she suggested the team go to Prague to cheer him up.
(New Warriors V#10) - The New Warriors found and attacked the High Evolutionary and his Evolutionaries, with Haechi switching to dragon form and absorbing a lot of energy. The High Evolutionary planned to rid the world of any super-powered operatives across the planet. Mr. Whiskers was killed before the High Evolutionary was defeated, then the Eternals showed up.
(New Warriors V#11) - Haechi and the New Warriors were swiftly defeated by the Eternals and placed in containment chambers.
(New Warriors V#12) - The Eternals activated a machine that began draining the powers of the New Warriors, expanding it across the planet to drain energy from all superhuman operatives. Justice soon freed the others and they renewed their attack on the Eternals, who revealed they'd been misled by the High Evolutionary and apologized before departing.
Comments: Created by Christopher Yost (writer) and Marcus To (artist).
Haechi appeared on the cover of New Warriors V#1, but didn't show up in the story until V#2. Before the Terrigen bomb went off, the character Devlor was introduced in Fantastic Force, and the Inhumans Genetics Council made a big deal about him being able to change forms, something apparently extremely rare for Inhumans. Some even referenced Devlor being 'the one'. Well, Haechi can transform as well, so there may be a plotline to follow up on there.
Profile by Chadman.
Haechi has no known connections to:
(New Warriors V#6 fb - (BTS) - Mark Sim grew up with his two younger sisters, Ellie and Mia, and their grandmother, Hominy, in New York City.
Mark went with Justice and Sun Girl to visit Hominy, Ellie, and Mia, but they found members of the Tribe (Hollow, Spark, Fume) there. As soon as the villains saw them, Spark set the place on fire.
(New Warriors V#7 - BTS) - The New Warriors defeated the villains.
(New Warriors V#7) - Haechi mourned the loss of his family, who wouldn't speak to him.
--New Warriors V#6 ([New Warriors V#7 (fb)], 7
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New Warriors V#12, p10, pan1 (main)
New Warriors V#8, p1, pan3 (face)
New Warriors V#8, p8, pan2 (transformation)
New Warriors V#4, p10, pan1 (using powers)
New Warriors V#4, p12, pan1 (beast form)
New Warriors V#7, p4, pan5 (Hominy, Ellie, Mia)
New Warriors V#2-4 (May-July, 2014) - Christopher Yost (writer), Marcus To (artist), Sana Amanat (editor)
New Warriors V#5 (August, 2014) - Christopher Yost (writer), Nick Roche (artist), Sana Amanat (editor)
New Warriors V#6 (August, 2014) - Christopher Yost (writer), Nick Roche, David Baldeon (pencilers), Jordi Tarragona (inker), Sana Amanat (editor)
New Warriors V#7-8 (September-October, 2014) - Christopher Yost (writer), Marcus To (artist), Sana Amanat (editor)
New Warriors V#9 (November, 2014) - Christopher Yost (writer), Tana Ford (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
New Warriors V#10-12 (November, 2014 - January, 2015) - Christopher Yost, Erik Burnham (writers), Marcus To (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
First Posted: 07/03/2020
Last updated: 07/03/2020
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