The Nextwave Squad was formed as super-powered strikeforce by Dirk Anger, current director of the government organization H.A.T.E (Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort). Though their activities as agents of H.A.T.E. are undocumented, it is known that they frequently locked horns with a terrorist cell called S.I.L.E.N.T. Eventually, S.I.L.E.N.T. adopted a business facade, the Beyond Corporation, which managed to become H.A.T.E.'s primary backer due to the openness of the government bidding process. After discovering the link between S.I.L.E.N.T., the Beyond Corp., and H.A.T.E., the team stole the experimental Shockwave Rider aircraft and went rogue. Tabitha somehow managed to make off with Beyond Corp.'s "marketing plan," a document detailing their plan to test unconventional weapons of mass destruction on the American public, including the draconic alien Fin Fang Foom and the other-dimensional Mindless Ones. Ever since, the team has been alternatively taking down the threats outlined in the marketing plan, and resisting Dirk Anger's efforts to capture them.
Transportation: Shockwave Rider
In Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #6, upon finding out about the return of Beyond Corporation Monica mentions, "They said... They said the Beyond Corporation never existed. They said none of it really happened. We came back changed--Me, Aaron, Elsa, all of us. Harder and stranger. But nobody cared. Oh, everybody humored me... But nobody thought it was real. I spent a year remembering things that couldn't exist. Trying not to kill and killing anyway--And then they said it didn't happen--But they never let me forget, either. Oh, no. Change your look, change your life, you can never forget... I bet it was funny. From the outside. I bet everybody had a real good laugh. Well. Auntie Monica's not ☠☠☠☠ laughing."
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