H.A.R.D. Corps

Membership: Maniac, Gunslinger, Hammerhead, Shakespeare, Superstar, Flatline, Hotshot, Wipeout, Perp

Purpose: To thwart the power mad plans of the Harbinger Foundation

Affiliations: Omen Corporation

Enemies: Harbinger Foundation, Spider Aliens

Base of Operations:

First Appearance: Harbinger #10 (Valiant, October 1992)

History: The H.A.R.D. Corps are members of a secret paramilitary organization. The psi-borg soldiers of the H.A.R.D. Corps have use of amazing powers, but the cost is their freedom. Fearing the rise of the Harbinger Foundation, Mr. Heydrich's Omen Corporation creates the Harbinger Active Resistance Division, or H.A.R.D. Corps. By means of cybernetic brain implants, candidates are plucked from comas. These same implants can stimulate portions of the brain, reproducing the psionic powers of certain Harbingers. In battle, the H.A.R.D. Corps operatives, called psi-borgs, can call for Harbinger powers, one at a time. Operating the H.A.R.D. Corps' Harbinger Powers database is Softcore. It is she who grants psi-borg requests for powers.

The original H.A.R.D. Corps included Maniac, Gunslinger, Hammerhead, and Shakespeare. On a raid against a Harbinger Foundation installation, Maniac was beaten to death by the massive Harbinger, Big Boy. Despite the perilous nature of the job, more psi-borgs join the ranks, including Superstar and Flatline as well as the newest rookies, Hotshot, Wipeout, and Perp. In addition to fighting Harbinger forces, they have even battled the Spider Aliens. Any enemy of humanity is an enemy of the H.A.R.D. Corps.

But it is not the joy of battle that motivates these men and women. Should they forsake their duty, Omen will return them to their coma state.



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