The Right (comics)
|First appearance||X-Factor #17 (June 1987)|
|Created by||Louise Simonson
|Type of organization||Para-military|
The Right was secretly founded by Cameron Hodge, and was dedicated to the extermination of all superpowered mutants. In order to finance the organisation, Hodge - as a close friend and financial manager of millionaire Warren Worthington III, also known as the X-Man Angel - secretly misused Worthington's vast fortune. The Right employed commandos in high-tech flying battle suits of powered armor with machine guns, missiles, and (presumably to disturb or distract their victims) faceplates resembling a smiley face (in some sources these suits were subsequently nicknamed "Smiley-Face Battlesuits"). They also employed scientists and inventors such as Nanny and Ani-Mator.
At first, Hodge employed more subtle methods to contribute to the growing misery in Warren's life when the latter lost his natural wings to Harpoon during the Mutant Massacre, having their remains eventually wholly amputated. He subsequently sabotaged Warren's plane to rid himself of his proclaimed nemesis, and during the occasion of Warren's funeral he openly declared his true allegiance with the Right. The Right troopers subsequently initiated bloody terror acts against the non-mutant population, blaming Warren's teammates, the founding members of the X-Men and now newly formed X-Factor. They also conducted cruel experiments on mutants, in some cases - as for Rictor - employing them for their terroristic plots.
Hodge and a number of Right commandos also faced the New Mutants, but were defeated by them and Ani-Mator's creations under the leadership of Bird-Brain, and the surviving troopers were sent by Magik to the demonic realm of Limbo, to undergo various torments. Despite the seeming death of Hodge in Genosha, The Right has recently reformed and are continuing their anti-mutant agenda.
- X-Factor Vol.1 #22
- X-Factor Vol.1 #40
- New Mutants #60
- Thor Vol.1 #373-374
- X-Factor Vol.1 #14
- X-Factor Vol.1 #15
- X-Factor Vol.1 #17
- New Mutants #61
- The Right at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
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