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{{Marvel Database:Team Template
 
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| Image = 250px-Champions1a.jpg
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| Image = The Order Vol 2 1 Variant Textless.jpg
| OfficialName = The Order
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| OfficialName = Order
| Aliases = Champions, California Initiative
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| Aliases = [[Champions]], [[California Initiative]]
   
 
| Status = Active
 
| Status = Active
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| BaseOfOperations = The Order Headquarters. [[Los Angeles]], [[California]]
 
| BaseOfOperations = The Order Headquarters. [[Los Angeles]], [[California]]
   
| TeamLeaders = [[Henry Hellrung (Earth-616)|Anthem]] (field leader), [[Pepper Potts|Hera]]
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| TeamLeaders = [[Henry Hellrung (Earth-616)|Anthem]] (field leader), formerly [[Virginia Potts (Earth-616)|Hera]]
| CurrentMembers = [[Dennis Murray (Earth-616)|Heavy]], [[James Wa (Earth-616)|Calamity]], [[Mulholland Black (Earth-616)|Mulholland Black]], [[Milo Fields (Earth-616)|Supernaut]], [[Rebecca Ryan (Earth-616)]], [[Magdalena Marie (Earth-616)|Veda]]
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| CurrentMembers = [[Rebecca Ryan (Earth-616)|Aralune]], [[James Wa (Earth-616)|Calamity]], [[Milo Fields (Earth-616)|Supernaut]], [[Magdalena Marie (Earth-616)|Veda]]
| FormerMembers = [[Pierce (Pam)]], Bannerman Green, Bannerman Brown, [[Avona (Earth-616)|Avona]], [[Jamal Peoples (Earth-616)|Maul]], [[Corona (Carlos)]], [[Aphrodite]], [[Hercules]]
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| FormerMembers = [[Aphrodite (CSA) (Earth-616)|Aphrodite]], [[Pam Pierce (Earth-616)|Pierce]], [[Avery Allen (Earth-616)|Avona]], [[Bannerman Green (Earth-616)|Bannerman Green]], [[Bannerman Brown (Earth-616)|Bannerman Brown]], [[Carlos Carvalho (Earth-616)|Corona]], [[Jamal Peoples (Earth-616)|Maul]], [[Hercules (CSA) (Earth-616)|Hercules]], [[Mulholland Black (Earth-616)|Mulholland Black]], [[Dennis Murray (Earth-616)|Heavy]]
| Allies = [[SHIELD]], [[Anthony Stark (Earth-616)|Tony Stark]]
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| Allies = [[Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division (Earth-616)|S.H.I.E.L.D.]], [[Anthony Stark (Earth-616)|Tony Stark]]
| Enemies = Infernal Man
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| Enemies = [[Infernal Man]]
   
| Origin = A group of ordinary humans imbued with super-powers for one year.
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| Origin = A group of ordinary people imbued with super-powers for one year.
| PlaceOfFormation = [[SHIELD]] base in [[Arizona]]
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| PlaceOfFormation = [[Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division (Earth-616)|S.H.I.E.L.D.]] base in [[Arizona]]
 
| PlaceOfDefunction =
 
| PlaceOfDefunction =
| Creators = [[Mark Millar]], [[Matt Fraction]] and [[Steve McNiven]]
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| Creators = Mark Millar; Matt Fraction; Steve McNiven
| First = [[Civil War 6|Civil War #6]] (as the Champions), [[Order Volume 2 1|Order Volume 2 #1]] (as The Order)
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| First = Civil War Vol 1 6
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| First2 = {{g|as the Champions}}{{cid|The Order Vol 2 1}}{{g|as The Order}}
 
| Last =
 
| Last =
   
| HistoryText = Started by [[Iron Man (Tony Stark)|Tony Stark]] as part of the [[50-State Initiative|Initiative]] to redistribute America's superhuman protection. The California division of the Initiative was first to be called the "Champions", reminiscent of the [[Champions of Los Angeles|short-lived team]] based in Los Angeles. This was soon changed to "The Order". In addition to its duties, the team is being used as a social experiment: there are eleven members, each with powers based on [[Olympians|Greek gods]], but each set of powers is removable and repeatable. Thus, if a member breaks the team's rules, their powers can be removed and another person can take their place. After a year, each member will also be stripped of their powers and codenames and return to civilian life, at which point eleven new civilians will replace the former team.
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| HistoryText = Started by [[Anthony Stark (Earth-616)|Tony Stark]] as part of the [[50-State Initiative (Earth-616)|Initiative]] to redistribute America's superhuman protection. The California division of the Initiative was first to be called the "Champions", reminiscent of the [[Champions of Los Angeles|short-lived team]] based in Los Angeles. This was soon changed to '''"The Order"'''. In addition to its duties, the team is being used as a social experiment: there are eleven members, each with powers based on [[Olympians|Greek gods]], but each set of powers is removable and repeatable. Thus, if a member breaks the team's rules, their powers can be removed and another person can take their place. After a year, each member will also be stripped of their powers and code names and return to civilian life, at which point eleven new civilians will replace the former team.{{r|Civil War #6}} {{r|Order Vol 2 #1}}
   
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[[Image:Civil_War_Vol_1_6_Teams.jpg|thumb|left|Initial Testing of the "Champions"]]
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The team is comprised largely of celebrities known for making a difference through charitable work, and through a process involving a viral genomech payload developed by [[Henry Pym (Earth-616)|Hank Pym]] each one is given superpowers modeled on the pantheon of Greek gods and trained at a [[Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division (Earth-616)|S.H.I.E.L.D.]] base in Arizona. However, this process causes great strain on human bodies allowing the users limited time as a superhuman (roughly a year).{{r|Civil War #5|6}}
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After defeating [[Infernal Man]], some members failed to follow the morals clause in their contract by going out drinking, and were subsequently fired and had their powers removed. Their replacements, Milo Fields, Mulholland Black, Magdalena Marie, and Becky Ryan were given different powers.{{r|Order Vol 2 #1}}
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The team would come into conflict with various villains, most with a connection to General Softly and the mysterious "M.A.N. from S.H.A.D.O.W." military group, including hordes of Zobos (mechanized zombie hobos), Cold War supervillians, Gamma monsters, Namor, and an all girl gang called the Black Dahlias who have been given superpowers via the same process as The Order by M.A.N. from S.H.A.D.O.W. as well as deal with a murder case involving a former Order member.{{r|Order Vol 2 #2|7}}
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The team is later evicted from its Bradbury, California headquarters and the M.A.N. from S.H.A.D.O.W. is revealed to be a collection of General Softly Androids first devised by the Super Human Development and Operation (S.H.D.O.) fifty year before; around the time of the real General Samuel Softly's death, and now part of a collection of villains (including Black Dahlias and Maul) led by the son of Iron Man's old enemy [[Obadiah Stane (Earth-616)|Obadiah Stane]]. Although Stane's allies were defeated, he escaped and both Heavy and Mullholland Black died.{{r|Order Vol 2 #8|10}}
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The surviving members of the team were later seen listening to a speech performed by [[Richard Gilmore (Earth-616)|Ritchie Gilmore]] during the events of [[Fear Itself]].{{r|Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt Vol 1 1}}
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===The Order===
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* Creators
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** [[Anthony Stark (Earth-616)|Zeus]] - (Tony Stark)
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** [[Virginia Potts (Earth-616)|Hera]] - (Pepper Potts)
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** [[Kate Kildare (Earth-616)|Kate Kildare]]
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* Members
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** [[Henry Hellrung (Earth-616)|Anthem]] - (Henry Hellrung)
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** [[Rebecca Ryan (Earth-616)|Aralune]]- (Rebecca Ryan)
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** [[James Wa (Earth-616)|Calamity]]- (James Wa)
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** [[Milo Fields (Earth-616)|Supernaut]] - (Milo Fields)
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** [[Pam Pierce (Earth-616)|Pierce]]- (Pam Pierce)
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** [[Avery Allen (Earth-616)|Avona]]- (Avery Allen)
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** [[Carlos Carvalho (Earth-616)|Corona]]- (Carlos Carvalho)
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** [[Jamal Peoples (Earth-616)|Maul]]- (Jamal Peoples)
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** [[Mulholland Black (Earth-616)|Mulholland Black]]
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** [[Dennis Murray (Earth-616)|Heavy]]- (Dennis Murray)
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** [[Magdalena Marie (Earth-616)|Veda]]- (Magdalena Marie)
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** [[Aphrodite (CSA) (Earth-616)|Aphrodite]]- (Name Unrevealed)
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** [[Hercules (CSA) (Earth-616)|Hercules]]- (Name Unrevealed)
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* Robots:
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** Bannerman Green
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** Bannerman Brown
   
 
| Equipment =
 
| Equipment =
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| Weapons =
 
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| Notes = Quote from Matt Fraction regarding The Order: "The Order is a modern superhero book, in terms of how it's been created and how it's managed, and, behind the scenes, in terms of how Barry and I are telling their stories. But below the surface, everything about the team-- how it's run, who's on it, and what they can do -- follows a classical tradition by being modeled after the Greek pantheon of Gods... the first Order, if you will, of heroes. Inside and out, The Order is organized around the same principals that held together those twelve legends. Tony Stark sits on top, playing the role of Zeus. His girl Friday and the on-site leader of The Order is Pepper Potts, playing the symbolic role of Hera. And on and on, down through the ranks. All of our characters have a mythical, symbolic role they fulfill, along with their quite-literal new superhuman identities.
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| Notes = * Quote from [[Matt Fraction]] regarding The Order: "The Order is a modern superhero book, in terms of how it's been created and how it's managed, and, behind the scenes, in terms of how [[Barry Kitson|Barry]] and I are telling their stories. But below the surface, everything about the team-- how it's run, who's on it, and what they can do -- follows a classical tradition by being modeled after the Greek pantheon of Gods... the first Order, if you will, of heroes. Inside and out, The Order is organized around the same principals that held together those twelve legends. [[Anthony Stark (Earth-616)|Tony Stark]] sits on top, playing the role of [[wikipedia:Zeus|Zeus]]. His girl Friday and the on-site leader of The Order is [[Virginia Potts (Earth-616)|Pepper Potts]], playing the symbolic role of [[wikipedia:Hera|Hera]]. And on and on, down through the ranks. All of our characters have a mythical, symbolic role they fulfill, along with their quite-literal new superhuman identities.
   
"The Greek gods were really kind of the original superhero team-- and if (artist) Barry Kitson and I were going to be launching a superhero team of our own, it seemed like following the order of the oldest and the best wasn't such a bad idea!"
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* "The Greek gods were really kind of the original superhero team-- and if (artist) [[Barry Kitson]] and I were going to be launching a superhero team of our own, it seemed like following the order of the oldest and the best wasn't such a bad idea!"
| Trivia = The Order was originally to be called [[The Champions]]
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| Trivia = * The Order was originally to be called [[The Champions]], possibly after the [[Champions of Los Angeles (Earth-616)|Champions of Los Angeles]].
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* Regarding [[Matt Fraction]]'s [[Order (Initiative) (Earth-616)#Notes|quote]], the second name, the Order, wasn't after the [[Defenders (Earth-616)|Defenders]]'s alternate name.
 
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[[Category:50-State Initiative]]
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[[Category:2007 Team Debuts]]

Latest revision as of 17:55, October 12, 2018

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Information-silk Official Team Name
Order
Information-silk Status
Information-silk Identity
Information-silk Universe
Information-silk Base of Operations
The Order Headquarters. Los Angeles, California
Information-silk Team Leader(s)
Anthem (field leader), formerly Hera
Information-silk Current Members
Information-silk Enemies
Origin
Information-silk Origin
A group of ordinary people imbued with super-powers for one year.
Information-silk Place of Formation
First appearance

History

Started by Tony Stark as part of the Initiative to redistribute America's superhuman protection. The California division of the Initiative was first to be called the "Champions", reminiscent of the short-lived team based in Los Angeles. This was soon changed to "The Order". In addition to its duties, the team is being used as a social experiment: there are eleven members, each with powers based on Greek gods, but each set of powers is removable and repeatable. Thus, if a member breaks the team's rules, their powers can be removed and another person can take their place. After a year, each member will also be stripped of their powers and code names and return to civilian life, at which point eleven new civilians will replace the former team.[1] [2]

Civil War Vol 1 6 Teams

Initial Testing of the "Champions"

The team is comprised largely of celebrities known for making a difference through charitable work, and through a process involving a viral genomech payload developed by Hank Pym each one is given superpowers modeled on the pantheon of Greek gods and trained at a S.H.I.E.L.D. base in Arizona. However, this process causes great strain on human bodies allowing the users limited time as a superhuman (roughly a year).[3]

After defeating Infernal Man, some members failed to follow the morals clause in their contract by going out drinking, and were subsequently fired and had their powers removed. Their replacements, Milo Fields, Mulholland Black, Magdalena Marie, and Becky Ryan were given different powers.[2]

The team would come into conflict with various villains, most with a connection to General Softly and the mysterious "M.A.N. from S.H.A.D.O.W." military group, including hordes of Zobos (mechanized zombie hobos), Cold War supervillians, Gamma monsters, Namor, and an all girl gang called the Black Dahlias who have been given superpowers via the same process as The Order by M.A.N. from S.H.A.D.O.W. as well as deal with a murder case involving a former Order member.[4]

The team is later evicted from its Bradbury, California headquarters and the M.A.N. from S.H.A.D.O.W. is revealed to be a collection of General Softly Androids first devised by the Super Human Development and Operation (S.H.D.O.) fifty year before; around the time of the real General Samuel Softly's death, and now part of a collection of villains (including Black Dahlias and Maul) led by the son of Iron Man's old enemy Obadiah Stane. Although Stane's allies were defeated, he escaped and both Heavy and Mullholland Black died.[5]

The surviving members of the team were later seen listening to a speech performed by Ritchie Gilmore during the events of Fear Itself.[6]

The Order

  • Robots:
    • Bannerman Green
    • Bannerman Brown

Notes

  • Quote from Matt Fraction regarding The Order: "The Order is a modern superhero book, in terms of how it's been created and how it's managed, and, behind the scenes, in terms of how Barry and I are telling their stories. But below the surface, everything about the team-- how it's run, who's on it, and what they can do -- follows a classical tradition by being modeled after the Greek pantheon of Gods... the first Order, if you will, of heroes. Inside and out, The Order is organized around the same principals that held together those twelve legends. Tony Stark sits on top, playing the role of Zeus. His girl Friday and the on-site leader of The Order is Pepper Potts, playing the symbolic role of Hera. And on and on, down through the ranks. All of our characters have a mythical, symbolic role they fulfill, along with their quite-literal new superhuman identities.
  • "The Greek gods were really kind of the original superhero team-- and if (artist) Barry Kitson and I were going to be launching a superhero team of our own, it seemed like following the order of the oldest and the best wasn't such a bad idea!"

Trivia

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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