No dual identity
Place of Birth
(Hate-Monger) Avengers #341 (1991); (Animus): Incredible Hulk #29 (2001)
195 lbs. (variable)
Returning to L.A., the Hate Monger supplied high-tech weapons to street gang the War Machines. After being assaulted and warned away from the gang by War Machine (Jim Rhodes), the Hate-Monger led the Sons of the Serpent to purchase weapons from A.I.M. and Hydra and use them against streets gangs, such as the War Machines, resulting in another conflict with War Machine. Rhodes framed the Sons as having betrayed A.I.M. and Hydra, turning both groups against the Sons, and the Hate-Monger fled. It next assaulted the hero Justice (Vance Astrovik), exploiting Justice and his mother's hatred of Vance for having accidentally killed his own abusive father. When Norma forgave Vance, and enabled him to get over his self-loathing, the Hate-Monger was foiled. Re-naming itself Animus, it fed off tensions among the Hulk, Bruce Banner, Angela Lipscombe, and Doc Samson. When Animus confronted them directly, Banner used his own hatred to overload and consume Animus, though Animus soon re-formed and prepared for dessert.