Base of Operations
an unknown At'La'Tique undersea base
New Thunderbolts #1 (2005)
Fathom Five secretly allied themselves with Baron Strucker’s Hydra and launched terrorist assaults on various countries, including one in the Persian Gulf. They then attacked Beijing before turning their attention to the United States. Attacking New York City, Fathom Five were opposed by the newly-reassembled Thunderbolts. The two teams fought to a standstill until the arrival of Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell) routed the Atlanteans. Fathom Five fled into the nearby bay and escaped capture. As Namor attended a United Nations meeting to assure the surface world that his nation was not behind the At’la’tique attacks, Fathom Five regrouped near Atlantis. However, because of their assault on New York, Namor ordered his military to flush out and round up the cult members. This led to a confrontation between Fathom Five and the Atlantean troops, many of whom died fighting the rebels.Fathom Five launched a second attack on New York, battling the former Avenger member Warbird and her associate Abe Jenkins, who tried to contact his Thunderbolts team for aid. Several Thunderbolts finally arrived and turned the tide of the battle. The Radioactive Man defeated and attempted to kill Llyron for the attack in China, but Jenkins, wearing his old Beetle armor, talked him out of it. Before Fathom Five could be finished off, the terrorist group Hydra launched its own assault on New York City. By the time the Thunderbolts and several other heroes defeated Hydra, Llyron and Sea Leopard had escaped. Bloodtide, Dragonrider and Manowar were taken into custody shortly thereafter. Unbeknownst to Llyron, the Radioactive Man had infected him with radiation poisoning , hoping he would take it back to At’la’tique and infect their other members. Instead, Llyron was arrested by Atlantean guards and brought the poison into Atlantis. Namor sought out the Thunderbolts to stop the spreading radiation, hoping to force Radioactive Man to purge the energy. He did so, cleansing Atlantis of the radiation, but secretly left a modified, slower-acting version of the radioactive contamination on Tamara Rahn, Namor’s spy within At’la’tique (this would not harm Rahn herself, but would gradually affect and kill those around her). Whether or not Rahn returned to the At’la’tique base after this is currently unknown.