The West Coast Ultimates were a S.H.I.E.L.D. super human unit, a secret version of the known super hero team.

After failing to find terrorist Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, Ultimate Wonder Man Hulked-out, forcing his teammates to fight him. This situation, along the team's previous rogue attitude, made S.H.I.E.L.D. decide they were too dangerous. Nick Fury decided to put them in stasis tubes until they were be truly needed.

Nick Fury planned to use the West Coast Ultimates against the Maker and the Children of Tomorrow, but didn't. During the civil war, California tried to become an independent country, but they were forced by president Captain America to keep being a part of the United States. The special adviser to California's governor, Spokesperson Ford discovered about the West Coast Ultimates, taking them from S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist Hugo Lopez's lab and decided to unleash them against the Ultimates. The first released Ultimate was Black Knight, who attacked Tony Stark.[1]

Tigra and Quake attacked the White House while Black Knight headed to the Moon in order to confront Thor and the Invisible Woman. Vision's task was to enter Stark Industries's J-RICE Orbital Energy Platform and destroy it, although he revealed to have made a separate deal with Ford, to reprogram the J-RICE and make it fall in California, so Captain America and his government would be blamed for the "attack".[2]

When Quake realized Ford's new plan, she alerted Captain America, who had just knocked out Tigra, about the upcoming catastrophe. Black Knight was seemingly defeated by Thor on the Moon and Wonder Man was released by Ford in order to battle Iron Man, who had just escaped Ford's captivity.

California was saved when Iron Man Armor's power sources increased the power of the thunderstrike of Thor's Mjolnir, and allowed it to destroy the J-RICE before it reached Earth, and the Invisible Woman contained the explosion with the help of one of the gems she was looking for in the Moon. The West Coast Ultimates' following fate was unknown.[3]

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