No-Name of the Brood

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No-Name
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceThe Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #92 (April 2006)
Created byGreg Pak
Carlo Pagulayan
In-story information
SpeciesBrood
Team affiliationsWarbound

No-Name of the Brood is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She is a Sleazoid Brood Queen who first appeared as a main character in the Planet Hulk storyline of The Incredible Hulk.

Publication history[edit]

No-Name first appeared in The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #92 and was created by Greg Pak and Carlo Pagulayan.

Fictional character history[edit]

As a Brood Warrior-Prime, No-Name and five other members of the Brood species arrived on the planet Sakaar in the remains of a crystallized beast, severely weakened from the combined effects of starvation and travel through the Great Portal. No-Name and her fellow Brood were freed from the crystallized beast and sent to Sakaar's Maw to train as gladiators. Following several deadly preliminary matches, No-Name was the only surviving Brood left. With her psionic link to her fellow Brood severed, No-Name survived by uncharacteristically forming an alliance with several other non-Brood gladiators, including the Hulk.[1]

She eventually became a member of Hulk's Warbound, physiologically evolved into a Brood Queen, and developed a romantic relationship with the Native insectoid king Miek. During World War Hulk, when it was discovered that Miek was the one who let the shuttle that brought Hulk to Sakaar explode (destroying the planet's imperial capital where Hulk's kingdom had been), "No-Name" and Hulk attacked Miek.[volume & issue needed]

Near the end of the War the "Earth Hive", the shared consciousness of every insect on Earth, use Humbug as a Trojan Horse to deal a crippling blow to No-Name, rendering her infertile and poisoning the last generation of hivelings, growing into Humbug's body. These hivelings are destroyed when Shang-Chi mercy-kills Humbug.[2]

Currently on the run from S.H.I.E.L.D. with the Warbound. It was revealed that, shortly after the Red King's defeat, she and Miek sired several crossbreed insectoids. Completely mindless and savage, the young ran amok and had to be killed by their own mother. Even though she killed them, similar crossbreeds have appeared as the pets of one of Hulk's sons, Skaar, throughout the first 9 issues of Son of Hulk. She is also mentioned there as being unique among all Brood, for she learned to feel compassion for others.[3]

No-Name appears and rescues Valkyrie/Annabelle Riggs, Misty Knight, and Elsa Bloodstone as Brood were being bred to fight against them by a third party. Valkyrie's Death Sight reveals her potential to be a shieldmaiden, but she leaves when Valkyrie attempts to recruit her to join the Defenders.[4]

During the Civil War II storyline, No-Name was with the Warbound when they were informed of Bruce Banner's death and attend his funeral.[5]

Other versions[edit]

Marvel Zombies: Return[edit]

In the 4th issue, Hulk along with the Warbound reach the moon in hopes to start World War Hulk but instead meets Zombiefied versions of Giant Man and the Inhumans. In the battle, Giant Man eats both No-Name and Miek.[6]

What If?[edit]

What If: Planet Hulk[edit]

In "What if The Hulk died and Caiera had lived?" No-Name helps Caiera conquer earth for destroying Sakaar and killing The Hulk without knowing it was Miek, because he dies in hopes of finding the Hulk alive.[volume & issue needed]

What If: World War Hulk[edit]

In the first story, No-Name and the rest of Warbound are killed after Iron Man didn't hesitate in using the lasing and destroys New York.[volume & issue needed]

In the second story that asked what would happen if Thor had battled Hulk", No-Name assisted the Warbound in fighting the Warriors Three until Miek's treachery is known. After Thor had successfully reasoned with Hulk, No-Name joined the Warbound in returning to Sakaar with plans to rebuild it.[volume & issue needed]

In other media[edit]

Film[edit]

  • No-Name is the only member of the Hulk's Warbound who does not appear in the animated adaptation of Planet Hulk. This was because the creators felt they did not have enough time to introduce her to the plot line of the movie due to time constraints, which also lead to much of the "Warbinding" scene not taking place in the film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flamini, Anthony & Pak, Greg (w), Calafiore, James (p). Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook #1 (July 19, 2006), Marvel Comics
  2. ^ Heroes for Hire Vol. 2 #15
  3. ^ World War Hulk: Aftersmash! Warbound #4
  4. ^ Fearless Defenders #7
  5. ^ Civil War II: The Fallen #1
  6. ^ Marvel Zombies Return #4 (2009)

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