Contest!  |  Add New Content  |  Top Issues  |  Register  |  Marketplace  |  Forums  |  Request a Feature  |  Help  |  Mobile  |  Home
 

Login
Username:  
Password:  
   

Register for free
Social Media: Facebook Twitter Tumblr
Search:
   
   
   

  Search by Cover Date

Browse:
  Titles
  Creators
  Characters
  Groups
  Story Arcs
  Publishers
  Imprints
  TPBs/HCs
  Podcasts
  Awards
  Members
  Contributors
  Public Collections
  Public User Lists

Last 10 titles added:
  1. The Shadow Special (2014...
  2. Doc Savage Special (2014...
  3. The Avenger Special (201...
  4. Robin Rises: Alpha (2015...
  5. Simpsons One-Shot Wonder...
  6. Garbage Pail Kids Comic-...
  7. Incredible Change-Bots T...
  8. Invincible Iron Man: Tal...
  9. Trail (2014)
  10. Widow's Web (2015)
   View All

Last 10 creators added:
  1. Colin McCaughan
  2. Roge Antonio
  3. Joe Simko
  4. Fred Wheaton
  5. Mark Pingitore
  6. Bosco Hazard
  7. Chan Chau
  8. Guillermo Ortega
  9. Shinkichi Suga - '菅伸吉'
  10. Tiger1001
   View All

Last 10 characters added:
  1. Colin (Marvel)(District ...
  2. Zippermouth (Marvel)
  3. Zelda (Marvel)
  4. Jones (Marvel), Manfred
  5. Klein (Marvel), Sam
  6. reuse@@2
  7. Lauziere (Marvel), Sylve...
  8. Smerdyakov (Marvel), Gre...
  9. Smerdyakov (Marvel), Mik...
  10. Smerdyakov (Marvel), Mit...
   View All


   
Crossfire
Real Name: William Cross
Search for 'Crossfire' on Amazon


Powers:
Has a cybernetic replacement for his left eye which can see infrared. Crossfire also has a cybernetic replacement of his left ear which is an adjustable, super acute audio sensor.

Bio:
CIA interrogation expert William Cross was already building his own rogue covert operations when he romanced federal corrections officer Rozalyn Backus with whom he developed ultrasonic brainwashing technology. Backus was unaware of Cross' illicit activities, and they were engaged to be married until Cross stole the technology and disappeared. In his disappearance he faked his own murder and framed Backus for the murder. Surviving an attempt on his life, which cost him his left eye and his left ear, he replaced them with cybernetic implants and became a prosperous high-tech freelance subversive as Crossfire. Plotting to make the growing superhero community exterminate each other via ultrasonic mind control, Crossfire abducted the Thing (Ben Grimm) to test his technology. Moon Knight (secretly Cross' ex-CIA colleague Marc Spector) interfered and Crossfire was defeated.

Crossfire secretly rebuilt his operations at Cross Technological Enterprises (CTE), founded by his cousin, Darren Cross. When Hawkeye and Mockingbird investigated, Crossfire first tried to eliminate them using the assassins Bombshell, Oddball, and Silencer. When his three assassins failed, Crossfire decided Hawkeye would make an ideal test subject for his super hero mind control plot, because Hawkeye was prominent enough in the super hero community to attract them en masse at his funeral and weak enough to be an easy target. Hawkeye thwarted the brainwashing, captured the criminals and rescued Mockingbird, whom he married shortly thereafter.

A vengeful Crossfire subsequently stalked the newlyweds to the estate of former film star Moira Brandon who was declared an honorary Avenger after she helped the heroes recapture Cross. The criminal mercenary jugglers known as the Death-Throws freed Cross from police custody, but when he proved unable to pay them, they held Cross for ransom until Captain America, Hawkeye, and Mockingbird captured the whole gang. Crossfire later escaped and placed a bounty on Hawkeye's arm, hoping to destroy the hero's archery skills and break his spirit. Cross and his small army of superhuman bounty hunters were defeated and captured by Hawkeye, Mockingbird, and Trickshot.

At some point during one of his prison stays he befriended Vector of the U-Foes whose secret power nullification technology Cross had hoped to exploit. Recaptured following an encounter with S.H.I.E.L.D., Cross was imprisoned in the Vault where Rozalyn Backus (long since exonerated) was a member of the Vault's Guardsman force. Seemingly aiding and then foiling an escape plot by the U-Foes and Crossfire, Backus turned the criminals against each other, faked her own death, and stole a fortune in cash and goods from the criminals, including Vector's power nullification chamber (which Backus later claimed she secretly destroyed since she felt it ws too dangerous to preserve). The criminals were later transferred to the new Raft super-prison , and all escaped during Electro's mass breakout, with Crossfire leading a gang of his fellow mind-manipulators: Controller, Corruptor, Mandrill, and Mister Fear (Alan Fagan). Pursuing Backus, the chamber and their grudges against each other, the U-Foes and Crossfire's gang fought a super-powered gang war in New York until the Avengers broke it up. Crossfire and his gang were recaptured (except the Corruptor) and Backus surrendered herself to the authorities.

Notes:
Trained in unarmed combat specializing in killing strokes. He is an expert marksman. Crossfire is also highly skilled at the various arts of espionage. Has a specialized knowledge of applied ultrasonic and brainwashing techniques. He normally has an 85% hearing loss in his left ear when not augmented by cybernetics.

First Appearance: Marvel Two-In-One (1974) #52

Favorite Characters:
Crossfire is a favorite character of 2 users

View a chronological listing of this character's appearances

Issue Appearances:
Agent X (2002)
Avengers Spotlight (1989)
Avengers Unconquered (2009)
Avengers West Coast (1989)
Capitão América (Portuguese edition) (1979)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America (2005)
Dark Reign: The Cabal (2009)
Dark Reign: The Hood (2009)
Die Spinne (1980)
Gambit (2012)
Hawkeye (1983)
Hawkeye & Mockingbird (2010)
Hawkeye: Blindspot (2011)
Heroic Age: Villains (2011)
Marvel Deluxe - Los Nuevos Vengadores (2009)
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
Marvel Zombies 4 (2009)
New Avengers (2005)
New Avengers Finale (2010)
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1989)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Secret Avengers (2010)
Secret Avengers (2013)
Secret Invasion (2008)
Secret War (2004)
Siege: Captain America (2010)
Spider-Man: Breakout (2005)
The Astonishing Spider-Man (2007)
The Avengers (1963)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The New Avengers: Most Wanted Files (2006)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
Union Jack (2006)
Villains For Hire (2012)

Group Affiliation(s):
Hood's Criminal Syndicate
Masters of Evil (Marvel)

Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote
None.



< Previous Character | Next Character >




Add this character to a run of issues in a title

Suggest an image for this character

View the contribution history for this character

     


© 2005-2014 ComicBookDB.com - Terms and Conditions - Privacy Policy Special thanks to Brian Wood for the ComicBookDB.com logo design