Religion: not determined yet
First Appearance: The New Warriors (vol. 2) #4 (Jan. 2000): "Betrayal"
Creators: Jay Faerber, Karl Kerschl, Walden Wong
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 4
Teams/Affiliations: Heavy Mettle; Shadow Initiative
Enemy of: The New Warriors
Employer: Joe Manfredi
Occupation: bodyguard, criminal
In Avengers: The Initiative #26 (Sep. 2009), Barracuda made a cameo appearance. He was identifiable by his armor with a head dome and massive mechanical arms. In this issue, many super-villains responded to Norman Osborn's takeover of the 50-States Initiative by signing up for the program. As the Hood explained to Taskmaster, "When word got out about the new Initiative, plenty of cons wanted a seat on the gravy train. It's a smorgasbord of loses." The Hood explained his plan to use this new Initiative recruits in a suicide mission to "soften up" the alien invaders who had taken over the "42" prison complex in the Negative Zone.
The faces of many of these new recruits can be seen on video monitors in panel 4 on page 18. The group can be seen more fully in panel 4 on page 19.
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