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Wild Covert Action Teams

Official Name
Wild Covert Action Teams
Team Aliases
WildC.A.T.s

Status
Status

Team Identity

Universe

Base Of Operations
Halo Corporation, Los Angles

Organization
Team Leader(s)


Former Members

Allies


Origin
Origin
Formed by aliens on Earth to protect lives, primarily from evil shapeshifters

Place of Formation

Creators

First appearance

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History

In galactic history, there was a colossal conflict between two races, the monstrous Daemonites and the humanoid Kherubim. Two ship, one pileted by each of these races, crashed on Earth after a dogfight between the two, and the aliens attempted to integrate with the natives. In recent times, the Kheran Lord Emp formed a Covert Action Team to fight against Daemonite activities on Earth.

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The first roster

The team met a young woman named Voodoo and took her on as a member. With her, they fought the Daemonite Lords Helspont and Hightower. The team also met(and fought with) Lord Emp's brother, Lord Entropy.

Around the time Stormwatch began operations and Deathblow became active, the team fought the witch known as Tapestry in an adventure that introduced them to Mister Majestic, Savant and Soldier, as well as a man known only as Huntsman.

Initially, it was believed that Daemonites could not breathe Earth's air, but subsequent encounters have revised this claim. Most of the people the team encountered were Half-Breed Kherubim or Daemonite warlords, with half of the WildStorm Universe eventually turning out to be one or the other. As the team grew more confident, its members began having solo adventures.

Nevertheless, the team mostly kept to itself, while groups like Wetworks and the Team 7 veterans investigated the extent of IO's manipulation of Gen-Factor research. Even the revelation of Emp, Majestic and Zealot's Cold War histories as superheroes did not change this, though the entire superhero community became involved when the WildC.A.T.s tried to gain control of what they thought was a Daemonite starship, which resulted in most of the team journeying into space while Grifter stayed on Earth, having espionage-related adventures.

Khera

The C.A.T.s had the opportunity to venture to Khera where they found what appeared to be paradise. The Kherubims had won the Daemonite-Kherubim war and were living in prosperity. Appearances were deceiving, however, and it was apparent the planet was run by power-hungry politicians who have ruthlessly subjugated the Daemonites as second-class citizens. Voodoo, with her Daemonite blood, experienced this firsthand. Maul's race was also treated unjustly and though Emp, Warblade and Zealot were seduced by promises of power and recognition, Spartan discovered the truth about Khera's corrupt leaders. It took the death of one of Maul's race for the WildC.A.T.s to leave and head back for Earth. Disillusioned by the outcome of the war offworld and their selfishness, the team fell apart. Voodoo left and Emp fell into depression. The original team returned to Earth in pieces and despite having new members, they were defeated by the cunning traitor, Tao, who had manipulated them at each turn. The team participated in the Fire From Heaven event, which involved Team 1, Team 7 and Kaizen Gamorra.

Voodoo & Grifter both left the team around this time to have their own adventures, while Zealot briefly joined Backlash's Wildcore team.

Savant Garde

A group called the Puritans struck in a campaign to eradicate the Kherubim and the Daemonites from Earth. The team included Grifter, Condition Red and new members Mythos (a Kherubim Lord), Olympia (a Coda-trained Daemonite) and Sister Eve (the daughter of Emp's brother, Lord Entropy). The team traveled in time, and had various adventures through different times, until they came back. They also met the JLA.

Between the rosters

During one mission, Zealot was apparently killed. This led to the dissolution of the team. Around this time, Lord Emp began the process of becoming a Kheran High Lord, as the solo members began fighting villains like Kenyan and C. C. Rendozzo. They were tangentially involved in a battle between Stormwatch and a batch of Xenomorphs, which led to the destruction of the team and the founding of the Authority.

Void and Emp ended up having Spartan absorb their assets and powers, and he had a series of adventures with Ladytron and Grifter, with Maul and Voodoo meeting them sometimes, and the heroes being helped by a woman named Noir, and Agents Wax and Mohr of the National Park Service. Warblade and Max Cash met the group once, and Olympia Atreides was killed. Finally, the heroes fought Samuel "Slaughterhouse" Smith (a superhuman serial killer whose grandfather had met Team One years previously), after which eventually Zealot returned.

Corporate culture for a better world

With control of the HALO Corporation, Spartan (now Jack Marlowe) began pursuing an agenda to better the world by proliferating advanced technology and power sources throughout the world via the HALO Corporation. Grifter was his troubleshooter and Agent Wax was one of his first associates. Their adventures intersected with a motley selection of people, including the power broker C.C. Rendozzo and her organization, Agent Orange, and Grifter's unlikely pupil Edwin Dolby, one of HALO's accountants. Around this time, Zealot decided to destroy the Coda chapter she created on Earth. Also around this time, Wildcats foe Tao formed a criminal organization that instigated the events of the Coup D'Etat, which led to the Authority (briefly) taking over the government of the United States.

Mister Majestic briefly visited New Earth, before becoming active as a solo adventurer. Meanwhile, the Wildcats were quite active when they met the rogue telepathic Coda warrior known as Charis, Lady Nemesis.

Worldstorm

During the Worldstorm, the Wildcats tried to help Captain Atom return to his universe and stop him from accidentally destroying their reality. Nikola, a female medic became the new Void with Captain Atom sharing a part of the power that eventually remade the Wildstorm universe altogether as Earth-50.

In this new world, Spartan (now with the civilian identity of Jack Marlowe and a superheroic identity as "Hadrian") created a new team, on the basis that the world needed a superteam which was not dependant on childish public approval. His team consisted of Spartan, Mr. Majestic, Zealot, Grifter, Voodoo, Savant, and Ladytron. Warblade was undercover for the team, and Maul had retired to his civilian identity. Kaizen Gamorra returned as a villain, aided by the WildCats' first enemy, Helspont.

World's End

In the wake of the destruction of the NOTB Program, the Earth is left in ruins and the Wildcats are based in the remains of Los Angeles. They are trying to help survivors with what little resources they have and at the same time are trying to find ways to help the world now in its current state. Their mission becomes complicated when Majestic begins to raid them for supplies in order to further his newly formed Kherabim-based rule on the islands of Hawaii. This conflict was eventually settled, in which Majestic offered only to Warblade, Maul, Nemesis and Backlash (Jodi Slayton) to join his utopia, but they refused. Though yet, his rule is somehow alluring, given the Wildcats' circumstantial position.

The Wildcats were later alerted and confronted to a heavy presence of Daemonites within the city's ruin led by Lord Defile and Lady Decadence. The battle between them resulted into a shaky truce between them in which the Daemonites will govern their habitual sections of the city and were forbidden to attack any humans within out of their gained territories. Following their battle, Nemesis and Backlash surprisingly decided to leave the team to join Majestic's Hawaiian kingdom. However, the Wildcats soon received a distress message from Backlash requesting for their help from Majestic. Leaving Ladytron to guard the Halo Building, the Wildcats traveled to Hawaii on a pretense for a friendly visit where they discovered that Majestic's "New Khera" is in better condition than any other places. Though the team was deeply suspicious of Majestic's kingdom and eventually learned that he has been keeping Savant and other Kheran pure bloods to be used as breeding mares. Majestic discovered their intentions and again came into conflict with them. Nemesis sacrificed her life in stopping Majestic when she apparently perished into a volcano and the Wildcats made haste to the Halo Building which was under attack by Defile and his Daemonites while being chased by an enraged Majestic. The Wildcats crashed into the Halo Building and manage to evacuate the refugees and Spartan destroying the entire building and taking along Defile and Decadence, but sparing Majestic, who didn't chase after the Wildcats.

After dropping off the refugees, the Wildcats made contact with John Lynch and Team-7, whom Grifter had been consulting them behind the scenes, who has been on their mission in stopping former Wildcats member, turned villain Tao from becoming a destructive god. The Wildcats entirely agreed on joining their cause and assaulted Tao's Syndicate's headquarters in Salt Lake City. Unfortunately, Tao, having taken Void (Nikola Hanssen) and Providence prisoners had absorbed their cosmic powers, proved too powerful for both the Wildcats and Team-7 to face against. Spartan was able to become Jack Marlowe after Void granted her remaining powers to him, and evenly matched Tao. However, Tao still overpowered Spartan and both teams were forced to retreat after Providence willingly sacrificed herself in delaying Tao.

Paraphernalia

Equipment: None known.

Notes

  • No special notes.

Trivia

  • In WildC.A.T.s.(Vol. 1) #8, there is a cameo of Scott and Jean Summers (Cyclops and Marvel Girl/Phoenix of the X-men) on their honeymoon after their marriage in X-men #25. There is also a cameo of older versions of MTV's Beavis and Butthead.

Recommended Readings

  • WildC.A.T.S: Compendium[1]
  • WildC.A.T.S: Homecoming[2]
  • WildC.A.T.S: Gang War[3]
  • Wildcats (Vol. 2): Street Smart[4]
  • Wildcats (Vol. 2): Vicious Circles[5]
  • Wildcats (Vol. 2): Serial Boxes[6]
  • Wildcats (Vol. 2): Battery Park[7]
  • Wildcats Version 3.0: Brand Building[8]
  • Wildcats Version 3.0: Full Disclosure[9]

See Also

Links and References

  • Wildstorm: World's End[10]

Footnotes

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Marvel Database

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