The Religious Affiliation of
The Nihilist Order

Religion: Nihilist CBR Scale: D

Name: The Nihilist Order

Other Names: The Nihilist Front

Classification: villains villains   group group  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #261 (Sep. 1981): "Celluloid Heroes!"

Creators: J. M. DeMatteis, Mike Zeck, Frank McLaughlin, Vince Colletta, Chic Stone, Al Milgrom

Number of Appearances: 3

Enemy of: Captain America

Ally: Nomad (Eddie Farbel)
Ally: Ameridroid
Employer: Red Skull

Type of Organization/Group: terrorist

Location: California, USA

Note: acted as enemies of Nomad to defame Cap

It is not entirely clear if members of the Nihilist Order were actually sincere Nihilists, or if they were knowingly "playing a part" in the Red Skull's scheme to defame Captain America. But because the Red Skull used a false identity ("The Teacher") to train and lead the Nihilist Order, it seems likely that they genuinely believed in what they were doing, although the Red Skull himself did not necessarily believe all of the Nihilist philosophies that he taught them.

"Project: Desecration" was the name of the Red Skull's overall plot to use the Nihilist Order as terrorists in Los Angeles, in order to set up his own agent (Eddie Ferbel as "Nomad") as a hero while undermining Captain America's reputation.

This character is in the following 3 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Captain America

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