Hell's Belles

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Hell's Belles
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance X-Factor #80
Created by Peter David
In-story information
Member(s) Briquette
Flambé
Tremolo
Vague
Shrew

Hell's Belles is a fictional supervillain team in the Marvel Universe, composed of female mutant terrorists. They were formed by Cyber to commit acts of extortion, and worked for a notorious drug cartel. Shrew eventually quit the team and agreed to testify against the cartel for immunity.

The Belles, upon discovering their former teammate's betrayal, sought out to kill Shrew. The government then placed Shrew under the protection of X-Factor. The Belles ambushed X-Factor in a hotel, and in the ensuing battle, Briquette knocked Strong Guy through the ground into the basement, where she then proceeded to force the boiler to explode. Both X-Factor and Hell's Belles fled, but met up again, this time X-Factor overpowering the Belles and taking them into custody. After "Decimation" occurred, Flambé, Tremolo, and Vague were all depowered. Briquette is the only member of the Hell's Belles that possibly retains her mutant powers.

Members[edit]

  • Flambé - Leader of the Hell's Belles, she has the ability to breathe fire with the assistance of a fire poker. She was depowered after Decimation.
  • Briquette - Malicious woman with super-strength, endurance, and molten lava-hot skin. She liked to do things her own way, and hated taking orders from others. During each confrontation with X-Factor, Briquette would face off against Strong Guy.
  • Tremolo - A muscular woman that could project sonic waves and fly, she often bullied others (especially Shrew) into doing what she wanted. She has the tendency to be overconfident in her powers. She was depowered after Decimation.
  • Vague - Slightly ditzy young girl that could turn invisible and fly. Her limited abilities make her the weakest of the group, and she often fled after her presence was discovered. She was depowered after Decimation.

Former members[edit]

  • Shrew - Shapeshifter who can transform into a rodent-like form with enhanced strength, speed, agility, and senses, as well as razor sharp claws and fangs.

Bibliography[edit]

  • New Avengers #16–19
  • X-Factor #79–82