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Fifty State Initiative

Post by Paul Bourcier » Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:04 pm

I've been trying to compile a list of members of the various teams under the Fifty State Initiative. Here's what I've come up with. If anyone has additions or corrections, please let me know.

Alaska –
Hellcat

Arizona – The Desert Stars
Blacksmith
Johnny Cool
Komodo
Supermax
Two-Gun Kid

Arkansas – The Battalion
Razorback
Tigra

California – The Order
Anthem
Aralune
Avona
Calamity
Corona
Maul
Pierce
Supernaut
Veda

Colorado – The Thunderbolts
Bullseye
Moonstone
Norman Osborn
Penance
Radioactive Man
Songbird
Swordsman
Venom

Connecticut – The Shadow Team
Bengal
Constrictor
Mutant Zero
Scarlet Spiders
Trauma

Florida – The Command
Aquarian
Conquistador
Jennifer Kale
Siege

Georgia – The Cavalry
Crime-Buster
Stunt-Master
Thor Girl
Ultragirl

Hawaii – The Point Men
Devil-Slayer
Magnitude
Paydirt
Star Sign
3-D Man (Triathlon)

Illinois – The Spaceknights

Iowa – Force Works

Kentucky – The Action Pack
Frog-Man
Prima Donna
Vox

Montana – Freedom Force
Challenger
Cloud 9
Equinox
Spinner
Think Tank

Nebraska –
Captain Ultra
Gadget
Paragon

Nevada – The Heavy Hitters
Gravity
Hardball
Nonstop
Telemetry

New Jersey – The Defenders
Atlas (unofficial)
Blazing Skull
Colossus
Hellstorm (unofficial)
Junta (unofficial)
Krang (unofficial)
Nighthawk
Paladin (unofficial)
She-Hulk

New Mexico – The Mavericks
Jocasta
She-Thing

New York – The Mighty Avengers
Ares
Black Widow
Iron Man
Ms. Marvel
Sentry
Spider-Woman
Wasp
Wonder Man

Pennsylvania – The Liberteens
Blue Eagle
Hope
Iceberg
Ms. America
Revolutionary
2D
Whiz Kid

Texas – The Rangers
Armadillo
Firebird
Living Lightning
Night Rider
Red Wolf
Shooting Star
Texas Twister

Utah – The Called

Vermont – The Garrison
Fin
Man-Eater

Washington – Earth Force
Earth-Lord (presumed)
Skyhawk
Wind Warrior (presumed)

Wisconsin – The Great Lakes Initiative
Big Bertha
Doorman
Flatman
Grasshopper
Mr. Immortal
Squirrel Girl

Independent Operatives
Blue Shield
Falcon
Jackpot

Camp Hammond Staff/Trainees
Annex
Ant-Man
Armory
Baron Von Blitzschlag
Batroc
Batwing
Boulder
Butterball
Crusader
Debrii
Diamondback
Doc Samson
Dragon Lord
Gargoyle
Gauntlet
Geiger
Gorilla Girl
Hulkling (Earth-A)
Justice
Melee
Moonstar
MVP
Network
Physique
Prodigy
Proton
Rage
Red 9
Slapstick
Stature
Stingray
Sunstreak
Taskmaster
War Machine
Wiccan (Earth-A)
Yellowjacket*

*May be the only one on this list who was represented by a Skrull the entire time of the Initiative program.
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Re: Fifty State Initiative

Post by Somebody » Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:20 pm

Paul Bourcier wrote:Arkansas – The Battalion
Razorback
I'm told that Tigra is also on that, uh, "team".
Paul Bourcier wrote:Florida – The Command
Aquarian
Jennifer Kale
Seige and Conquistador were also on that team, but were killed by Marvel Zombies (strictly, a zombified Seige was killed by his on-board computer after being infected).
Paul Bourcier wrote:New Jersey – The Defenders
Atlas
Colossus
Hellstorm
Junta
Krang
Nighthawk
Paladin
She-Hulk
The official team (which only lasted five minutes before being forcibly disbanded - and, one presumes, replaced) was Nighthawk, Colossus, Blazing Skull & She-Hulk. All the others were freelance, and not official Initiative recruits.
Paul Bourcier wrote:New York – The Mighty Avengers
Replaced post-SI with the Dark Avengers.

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Re: Fifty State Initiative

Post by Paul Bourcier » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:56 am

Thanks, Somebody. I had no idea about Siege and Conquistador, but then, I don't pick up anything Zombie-related. Is this depicted in the current Zombies mini?
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Re: Fifty State Initiative

Post by JephYork » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:54 am

Yes.

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Re: Fifty State Initiative

Post by Lonewolf36 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:30 pm

Colorado (Thunderbolts) - Norman Osborn, Moonstone, Songbird, Radioactive Man, Swordsman, Penance, Bullseye, Venom

Hawaii (Point Men)

Iowa (Force Works)

New Mexico (The Mavericks)

Vermont (The Garrison) - Fin, Man-Eater, Battlestar

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Re: Fifty State Initiative

Post by michaelyuri » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:56 pm

Wikipedia has a decent page for the Initiative teams: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifty_State_Initiative
It cites to the specific issues in which the various teams were introduced or mentioned, and has links to separate pages for several of them.
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Re: Fifty State Initiative

Post by loki » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:01 am

Lonewolf36 wrote:Vermont (The Garrison) - Fin, Man-Eater, Battlestar
Battlestar isn't a member of the Garrison. I know someone spotted what appeared to be his leg in the Penance mini-series, but when the Handbook entry on the Initiative was being written, we specifically asked about that, and were told he's not one of the team. It's either someone with a similar looking leg, or Battlestar was visiting his old colleagues.

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Re: Fifty State Initiative

Post by Lonewolf36 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:50 pm

Thanks for the correction.

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Re: Fifty State Initiative

Post by Paul Bourcier » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:03 am

Thanks, everyone. I've corrected and updated the list. It will be interesting to see what happens to the program as it is taken over by Osborn's HAMMER operation. Dark Avengers will replace Mighty Avengers in New York, leaving Colorado open (if bases in 50 states even continue). Rosters of registered heroes may get a good shakeup.
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Re: Fifty State Initiative

Post by Somebody » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:54 am

Paul Bourcier wrote:Dark Avengers will replace Mighty Avengers in New York, leaving Colorado open (if bases in 50 states even continue).
One final point - the Thunderbolts were never technically an Initiative team, they were a CSA team with a national brief.

Their presence in Colorado put that state near the bottom of the list of states to get teams, but they weren't strictly Colorado's Initiative team.

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Re: Fifty State Initiative

Post by Kevin W. » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:59 pm

Also, I don't remember the Shadow Team being strictly assigned to Connecticut. If anything, with the Stamford massacre occuring in that state, I would think the Initiative would assign a more open team to represent that state.
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Re: Fifty State Initiative

Post by Paul Bourcier » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:42 pm

Kevin wrote:
Also, I don't remember the Shadow Team being strictly assigned to Connecticut.
I admit to doing the "assigning" myself, since this is the only Initiative team we've seen operate in Connecticut. For all we know, there may have been no "official" team in Hartford, given the presence of so many heroes in Stamford. For lack of anything else, I put the Shadow Team as the CT reps.
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Re: Fifty State Initiative

Post by Paul Bourcier » Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:59 pm

Well, it looks like four more states get Initiative teams in A:INIT 26.

Delaware-- Women Warriors
Asp
Black Mamba
Diamondback
Skein

Maryland -- Psionex
Asylum
Coronary
Impulse
Mathemaniac
Pretty Persuasions

North Carolina -- U-Foes
Ironclad
Vapor
Vector
X-Ray

Oregon -- Force of Nature
Aqueduct
Skybreaker
Sunstreak
Terraformer

And it looks like the Shadow Initiative gets a lot more members in this issue as well. I recognize Komodo, Batwing, Red 9, Bengal, and Ringer, but who are the others?
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Re: Fifty State Initiative

Post by JephYork » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:00 pm

Wow, Christos Gage likes Fabian Nicieza!

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