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Real Name
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Harold Tremblay Danforth
Current Alias
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Haywire

Aliases
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Hay, Harry Danforth, Mister Wire, Hot, Humble, Harmonious, The H-Man, Mall Man, Tim Hortons


Alignment
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Affiliation
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Republic of Canada, Armed Forces of the Canadian Republic: Department H (leader), Squadron Supreme (current reserve member, former member); formerly the Keeners (defunct), Alpha Flight (former reserve member; defunct)

Relatives
Edith Freiberg (girlfriend), Arcanna Jones (former fling)

Universe
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Base Of Operations
Mostly mobile within the Canadian borders, sometimes based throughout Squadron City

Characteristics
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Status
Citizenship
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Occupation
Freelance spy, vigilante, and ally of the Canadian Republic; former government spy and agent

First appearance

Modern Comics: Squadron Supreme
Vol 1 1


History

Quote1 Hey, hey! Look out ya' ... It's me, your hot, humble, harmonious Canadian superhero: Haywire! God, I'm starting to run out of H-words... Quote2
-- The Haywire

Early Years

Harold Tremblay "Harry" Danforth was passionately loyal to his nation, the Republic of Canada, joining the Armed Forces of the Canadian Republic at the age of 15. Growing up in the military in the field of espionage, the outstanding skills that he gained mostly in using grappling hooks and wall-climbing, he was eventually dubbed by his comrades and superiors as the Haywire. Danforth would eventually be contacted and convinced by the American vigilante Nighthawk in secret to join their ranks within the Squadron Supreme to overthrow his own nation's superhero team, the publicly-praised Alpha Flight, whom Nighthawk had discovered were secretly a group of morally-corrupted, selfish super-powered maniacs with very little training as superheroes, legally-sanctioned under the jurisdiction of Department H. Initially conflicted on which side to choose due to his life-long loyalty to Canada, Haywire eventually infiltrated the Alpha Flight along with several other Squadron members and a group of Canadian hacktivist as the Keeners, and boded his time to help the heroes, believing that it was the right thing to do in order to end the clandestine corruption his nation has always suffered since it fell under the hands of a regime oligarchy.

Squadron Supreme

In the aftermath of the successful First Modern Canadian Revolt, Danforth and the Keeners were graciously honored by the former soldier turned newly-elected President of the Canadian Republic, Major Bob Dobalina, who also partook in helping Danforth & the Keeners, and the Squadron Supreme take down the Alpha Flight and tyrant oligarchs who supervised them in the first place. Weeks have passed, Harold was eventually handed over the position of the head of Department H by Dobalina himself, knowing that he'll be able to rebuild the once-corrupted program with all his might, intellect, and moral compass. After being recruited by the Squadron Supreme officially for the very first time as their tech support and spy member, Haywire became romantically involved with fellow new recruit Edith Freiberg, the former mercenary turned redeemed superhero known as Inertia.


Powers and Abilities

Powers

Power Grid [1]
Intelligence
Strength
 3
Speed
 2
Durability
 2
Energy Projection
 1
Fighting Skills

Abilities

  • Gifted Intellect
  • Expert Hacker
  • Master of Charisma
  • Escapology
  • Rope and Knot Expert
  • Master Climber
  • Multilingualism
  • Tactical Analysis
  • Martial Arts
  • Skilled Lockpicker
  • Master Guitar Player

Strength level

Class 7

Weaknesses

  • Mental Illness (formerly)
    • Depression


Paraphernalia

Equipment:

  • Haywire Suit
  • The Haybelt
    • Tanglewire Hooks
    • High-Tech Weaponry and Enhancements
    • Image Inducer
  • Medals of Honor

Transportation:

  • Grappling Hook
  • Wall-Climbing

Weapons:

  • Various conventional firearms
    • Assault rifles
    • Stun gun
  • Various advanced and classified non-lethal firearms
    • Electrical energy guns
    • Concussive force guns
  • Various advanced and classified explosives
  • Throwing Knives


Notes

  • Despite having a few exclusive cases wherein he develops intimate feelings for someone of the same sex, most notably his former close friend and comrade Jimmy Hudson, Harold doesn't feel like labeling him sexuality, even clarifying to his closest friends that he'll like anyone that he'll like. Nevertheless of his questioning in the past, he still admits that he has liked and will always like women more.
  1. Modern Comics: Squadron Journey Vol 1 1


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