Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human technology/conventional weapon user
Occupation: Hate group leader, white supremacist
Group Membership: Leader of the National Force (Joe, Tank, others)
Enemies: Tatiana Arocha, G.W. Bridge, Stuart Clarke, Punisher (Frank Castle), numerous unidentified immigrants and any person of color
Known Relatives: Unidentified grandfather (deceased)
Base of Operations: National Force base in Sonoran Desert in Arizona, USA
First Appearance: Punisher War Journal II#6 (June, 2007)
Powers/Abilities: Hate-Monger wore a uniform inspired by Captain America with Nazi symbols. He was a skilled hand-to-hand combatant and capable leader. He carried a Luger P-08 handgun. He commanded a large subterranean base incorporating H-Ray generators, which generated radiation that amplified feelings of anger, aggression, and hate in those nearby.
He owned a bunch of dogs with cybernetic implants.
He was a racist, Neo-Nazi scumbag, who had no qualms killing others.
Weight: 215 lbs.
Eyes: Dark brown
Hair: Blond (balding)
(Punisher War Journal II#8 (fb) - BTS) - The man that would later be known as Hate-Monger inherited a Luger P-08 from his grandfather that survived the fall of Berlin in World War II.
(Punisher War Journal II#9 (fb) - BTS) - Hate-Monger founded the National Force and created a costume inspired by Captain America to take America back for white people. He somehow built a base, mostly underground, in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona that looked much smaller on the outside. He equipped it with a massive H-Ray generator that enhanced hatred and aggression in his followers.
(Punisher War Journal II#6 (fb)) - While the authorities were lured away by a false terrorist threat the Hate-Monger led the National Force in an attack on a lay-up colony in Mexico near the border. Hate-Monger saw photojournalist Tatiana Arocha hiding behind debris to take pictures. He told her to keep shooting, tell the world what she had seen and tell everyone that America was for Americans.
(Punisher War Journal II#6 (fb) - BTS) - Tati's picture of Hate-Monger made it to the front page of the Crónicas newspaper. Stuart Clarke saw the picture of his former girlfriend and showed it to Frank Castle, who was infuriated at the Hate-Monger using a Captain America-inspired costume. Castle vowed to go to Mexico and shoot Hate-Monger in the face.
(Punisher War Journal II#7 (fb)) - Hate-Monger watched the man only known as Frank to him knock out a bull with a wooden plank and was impressed. He thanked Tank for bringing Frank to his National Force.
(Punisher War Journal II#8 (fb)) - Frank was picked up by Hate-Monger and a bunch of armored National Force soldiers in the Sonoran Desert.
(Punisher War Journal II#9 (fb)) - Hate-Monger showed Frank around and asked him if he felt the hate growing inside him. He explained how he had taken Captain America's costume to take America back for white people. He then showed Castle the H-Rays further down in the base and spewed more of his racist rhetoric. Hate-Monger planned to create H-Stations all over the nation to increase the hatred in people.
Hate-Monger took Frank to the final part of his initiation process. He wanted Frank to kill Tatiana Arocha, who had been kidnapped by Tank and Joe. Hate-Monger watched Frank kill Tati and then welcomed him to the National Force.
Hate-Monger led the National Force to another lay-up colony in Mexico and they attacked it mercilessly. Frank put on his Captain America-inspired costume and shot a few National Force members before he was overpowered by them. Hate-Monger was disappointed in Frank turning on them. Hate-Monger ordered the National Force to eradicate the colony before they took care of the Punisher, who was knocked out.
(Punisher War Journal II#6) - Hate-Monger was holding Punisher's own Captain America-inspired costume while Castle was bound to a wooden pole. Hate-Monger vowed to kill Castle for his costume and his attack on the National Force that night.
(Punisher War Journal II#7) - Hate-Monger had Castle watch his dogs eat a dead animal. Hate-Monger vowed to kill Castle and then feed him to his dogs, but he wanted him to wear his costume.
When Castle was back in his new costume, Hate-Monger started beating him to a bloody pulp while talking about the white race and the right to live in America. He then told his men to tie the Punisher up again because he wanted him to die standing. He ordered a firing squad to kill the Punisher, but halted when Castle provoked him further by calling himself Captain America.
(Punisher War Journal II#8) - After more provocation the Hate-Monger had the Punisher untied so he could strangle him to death with his bare hands.
Hate-Monger kept beating up the Punisher and then pulled out his grandfather's Luger P-08 to kill the Punisher. Tank stopped the Hate-Monger, who got angry with him and threatened to shoot him until he noticed the red dot on his chest. Tank had seen it earlier and knew a sniper had to be nearby.
(Punisher War Journal II#9) - While the sniper took down several members of the National Force, Hate-Monger started to panic and soon realized that there were two shooters. Hate-Monger put a gun to the Punisher's head and asked the sniper to come out if he wanted Castle. G.W. Bridge stepped out from behind a rock and told the Hate-Monger that he was there to arrest Frank Castle.
(Punisher War Journal II#10) - Hate-Monger had a standoff with Bridge. Hate-Monger mocked Bridge until Bridge told him that his partner was already taking down the National Force's base. Hate-Monger saw an explosion in the distance and ordered the National Force to retreat back to base. Back at the base Hate-Monger ordered his troops to save the H-Ray generators at all costs and put out the fire. At the generators he had them shut off and ordered to dismantle them because he planned to move the base to another location. The Punisher arrived at the base, found Hate-Monger underground and defeated him. Punisher unmasked Hate-Monger and shot him in the head after telling Hate-Monger that all machines were broken. Castle then cut the Swastika symbol from Hate-Monger's costume because it disgraced the idea of Captain America. Castle and Stuart Clarke left behind Hate-Monger's corpse in the burning National Force base.
Comments: Created by Matt Fraction & Ariel Olivetti.
In Captain America I#616 (May, 2011) the head of this Hate-Monger was seen among the heads of Adolf Hitler clones. Captain America mentioned that S.H.I.E.L.D. had tracked down various spare bodies of the original Hate-Monger over the years. Matt Fraction though had no intention to make the Texan Hate-Monger one of the Hitler clones.
The Hate-Monger seen in Captain Marvel X#8 (October, 2016) was working with a version of the National Force wearing the costumes of the Grand Director's National Force. It is unknown whether this was a new guy or the Arizona-based Hate-Monger returned from the dead after Secret Wars III. It honestly made no sense that the Hate-Monger in this profile would cause trouble in a European nation.
I believe Hate-Monger's National Force was financially and technologically supported by one of the larger terrorist organizations like the Secret Empire or Hydra. Or maybe Hate-Monger was rich and used his money to buy the tech he needed from Advanced Idea Mechanics or someone else.
Profile by Markus Raymond.
Hate-Monger should not be confused with:
They were owned by Hate-Monger and apparently had small H-Ray generators connected or maybe even implanted in their heads to increase their aggressiveness. Hate-Monger threatened to feed the Punisher to them after he was dead. He owned at least three of them.
--Punisher War Journal II#6 (Punisher War Journal II#6-7
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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Update#2, Hate-Monger profile main (originally from Punisher War Journal II#9, p1, pan1; main)
Punisher War Journal II#10, p13, pan4 (head shot, without mask)
Punisher War Journal II#9, p13, pan5 (head shot, with mask)
Punisher War Journal II#10, p17, pan4 (dead)
Punisher War Journal II#7, p1, pan1 (his dogs)
Punisher War Journal II#6-10 (June-October, 2007) - Matt Fraction (writer), Ariel Olivetti (artist), Axel Alonso (editor)
First Posted: 05/21/2022
Last updated: 05/21/2022
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