Religion: not determined yet
First Appearance: Nova (vol. 3) #5 (Sep. 1999): "Lo, There Shall Come a Spider"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 3
Ally: Badd Axe
In Avengers: The Initiative #26 (Sep. 2009), 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. Firarms can be seen in this group shot, identifiable by virtue of having a short green fin on top of his head and because he as seen more clearly and identified by name in the next issue. In Avengers: The Initiative #27, Firearms was part of the new "cannon fodder" Shadow Initiative group who stormed the "42" prison complex in the Negative Zone. Upon seeing the overwhelming odds their group faced against Blastaar's alien forces, Firearms tried to flee back through the transporter gateway they had come through. He was surprised to find that way was closed, and while thus distracted he was shot to death by the alien forces.
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