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Last Updated: 
14th October 2009

BROOD GROUPS

Although the Brood are generally a hive-like collective, at times, notable splinter groups have appeared that distinguish themselves from the larger Brood masses. Below are two prime examples of quasi-independent Brood clans.

 

 

 

Harry Palmer's Brood Gang

Blindside
All appearances: Uncanny X-Men #232-234
Cause of death: Incinerated by Storm's lightning
Powers: dematerialize himself and exit our reality into a pocket reality, where he can view our dimension and reposition himself to re-enter it

Brickbat
All appearances: Uncanny X-Men #232-233
Cause of death: Died in a collapsing warehouse while battling Colossus
Powers: superhuman strength, endurance, reflexes, and resistance to physical harm

Dive-Bomber
All appearances: Uncanny X-Men #232-233
Cause of death: Incinerated by Havok's plasma blast
Powers: augmented strength, agility, endurance and reflexes, enhanced senses, retractable finger talons, retractable insect wings

Lockup
All appearances: Uncanny X-Men #232-234
Cause of death: Crushed by a falling wall
Powers: generate neuroelectric energy that paralyzes the active life systems of his opponents

Spitball
All appearances: Uncanny X-Men #232-234
Cause of death: Crushed by a falling wall
Powers: discharge highly explosive spheres of energy plasma from his mouth cavity

Temptress
All appearances: Uncanny X-Men #232-234
Cause of death: Killed by Wolverine
Powers: project pheromones that seep into her victim's pores, reducing their mental resistance to suggestion and making them desire to please her

Tension
All appearances: Uncanny X-Men #232-234
Cause of death: Incinerated by Havok's plasma blast
Powers: stretch his Brood tentacles and use them to ensnare others and constrict around them

Whiphand
All appearances: Uncanny X-Men #232-234
Cause of death: Neck snapped by Colossus
Powers: surround his forearms with coils of solid bio-energy, which he can stretch and lengthen into extended whips

 

 

 

Hannah Connover's Brood

The group of Brood created by the tortured Brood Queen Hannah Connover were people from her congregation who sought her help as a "faith-healer". In reality, Hannah was easing their sickness and ailments by implanting them with Brood eggs, just as her own arthritis had been "cured" when Josey Thomas implanted her with a Brood Queen egg. Hannah was wracked with guilt for creating more Brood hosts. Her "children" were fiercely loyal and gladly gave their lives defending Hannah from the Brood Empress’s Firstborn assassins.
Membership: Edwina, Felipe, Fred, Maryann,Nancy, Randy, Thomas
All appearances: X-Men vs. the Brood: Day of Wrath #1-2
Cause of death: Slain by the Brood Empress’s Firstborn
NOTE: Those who were individually named are listed below.

Fred & Nancy
All appearances: X-Men vs. the Brood: Day of Wrath #1
Cause of death: Slain by the Brood Empress’s Firstborn
Fred and Nancy were husband and wife. They were the first to die defending Hannah Connover from the Firstborn.
Randy
All appearances: X-Men vs. the Brood: Day of Wrath #1-2
Cause of death: Slain by the Brood Empress’s Firstborn