Once proud soldiers, the Havok brothers were taken and experimented on by a sinister organization. Genetic experiments were preformed with the final outcome being what you see today: super-human killing machines. They were used by their captors as unwilling weapons until one day something went wrong. The brothers broke free of their mental chains and made their way to Paragon leaving behind a trail of bodies. Becoming heroes of the city and later forming 'The Frontline', every day is now spent trying to make up for the past, and fighting hard to protect the future... (Click for complete details)
Brave New World
Paragon City had not seen or heard from The Havok Brothers in two years. That is because they undertook a special assignment tasked to them by The Portal Corporation. The assignment took them to a strange dimension and there they battled against Blindside and Eradis, two failed MCORP experiments.
The mission was a success in that they had accomplished their job, but it was not without heavy cost. Two years after the mission began, Red emerged from a Portal in Peregrine Island. He was alone. His brother seemingly dead, lost in the cosmic waves of Portal energy.
Red's life was not the same. He took time off to be alone and did not engage in any sort of crime fighting or his usual activities. A call from his old friend Foxy Ferret encouraged him to suit up once more. Upon meeting with Foxy, Red was given a stern lecture and told he needed to get his head back in the game. He knew she was right.
When Foxy and Red parted ways Red intercepted a PPD Alert, and left for Talos Island. In Talos Red squared off with the super criminals Ripjaw and Gatoroid. Red was defeated easily by the gargantuan pair as he was still relying on duo battle maneuvers.
Red faced death a second time, but was rescued by his former ally The Nitedevil and a man called Armaments, member of Orthrus Inc. The two heroes extracted Red and brought him to their headquarters - The Shadow House.
The Infiltrator Initiative
While in the custody of Orthrus Inc. Red came face to face with its leader, the mysterious and elusive Mr. Shade. Shade made Red an offer to join his organization as part of the new Infiltrator Initiative.
Red considered his options carefully. He eventually accepted based on two factors. The first being that his old and trusted friend The Nitedevil was part of the group. Red felt that if Nitedevil stood with Mr. Shade, there must be a good reason. So he too would stand as an Infiltrator.
The second factor was a hefty promise made by Shade. Now that Red was no longer part of a duo it was as if he had lost an extension of himself. Shade promised Red that he would make it possible for him to once again be a deadly force.With his new powers fully untapped and a new, black uniform, Red-Havok accepted his position as tactical field leader of The Infiltrators.
The ERA of Challenge
Over time, Shade's dark intentions became known to The Infiltrators. After being sent to Guatemala to destroy The Mass Eradicator, Havok killed super villain Cyborg Sinister. This action fractured the group and everyone went their separate ways. Individually, the former Infiltrators worked to uncover the truth about Orthrus Inc. and The Blacklist, and soon found that it was not Havok who killed Sinister, but Shade, who had manipulated Havok's genetics in order to use him as a living weapon.
The Infiltrators were then rounded up by Longbow Agent Slate who wanted to use the group as his personal task force. Among The Infiltrators were heroes Xanatos, Luficia and Gadgix. They "infiltrated" a criminal fighting tournament held by Warrior Queen, Athena. She was working in conjunction with Phanto - who had quickly become Havok's arch nemesis. During the tournament, Shade again attempted control of Havok's will, causing him to harm Rave Spider with fatal intent.
After the tournament, the heroes finally learned the truth about Shade. They returned to The Shadow House, The Infiltrators' former HQ, to confront Mr. Shade. Shade tried to manipulate, as all expected - but was not successful. The group was ejected from The Shadow House, and set off to find out the secrets of The Blacklist and Orthrus Inc. on their own.
After discovering the truth that Shade had been manipulating the destinies of each member for the past several years, the former Infiltrators, and their new allies vowed to challenge threats like Phanto and Shade on their own terms.
Paragon’s Mightiest Heroes
Everything had led to this. From the very moment Cade and his brother were captured by MCORP, this had been his destiny. The Defenders of Paragon, The Frontline, The Infiltrators… all of those experiences had culminated to this very moment.
Soon, all eyes were on Havok, and for good reason. He had personally gathered a group that was without question, composed of Earth’s greatest heroes. They now stood together, united in cause as The Challengers. (Continued here...)