Real Name: Elvin Daryl Haliday
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A child possessed of a massive superhuman adult physique, Rage has tremendous superhuman strength and durability; for reasons unknown, his strength increases when he uses it in violent or aggressive ways. His speed is superhuman (enabling him to outrun an express train with ease), and his stamina, reflexes and recuperative powers are also enhanced beyond normal human levels.
Twelve-year-old Elvin Haliday was visiting an unfamiliar neighborhood to trade some comic books with another boy when he was attacked by a gang of racist bullies. Elvin eluded them by hiding in the heavily polluted waters of Newtown Creek, but before he could climb out, Fisk Biochem workers dumped more illegal chemical waste into the creek, dousing him with it. Terrified and in pain, Elvin ran home to his only family, Granny Staples, and she nursed him back to health over a period of days. The boy recovered quickly, and in the weeks and months that followed, he went through a tremendous growth spurt that gave him a superhumanly powerful adult body. He was discouraged from seeking vengeance on his tormentors by the devoutly religious Granny Staples, who felt he should use his new powers for good. Fashioning a makeshift costume from a ski mask and a leather outfit, Elvin began operating as the super-vigilante Rage at the age of 14, targeting street criminals and drug dealers such as L.D. 50. He applied for membership in the Avengers, berating the team for their elitism and lack of visible minorities. Despite this obnoxious introduction, he was appointed a probationary Avengers reservist alongside Sandman after aiding the group in an otherdimensional mission. Though technically part of a substitute roster serving as backup for the active team, Rage was a frequent participant in Avengers cases, facing foes such as Ngh the Unspeakable, the Tetrarchs of Entropy, Doctor Doom, the Brethren, the Collector and Grotesk.
Eventually, during a conflict with Hate-Monger and his racist pawns, the Sons of the Serpent, the Avengers discovered that Elvin was still a child and demoted him to trainee status. During that case, Elvin met the New Warriors, who befriended him and later convinced him to help them steal an Avengers quinjet for an emergency rescue mission. Expelled from the Avengers for this misconduct, Rage joined the New Warriors, becoming a mainstay of the group and forming a close friendship with Speedball. When the Poison Memories gang killed Granny Staples as part of a vendetta against the Warriors, Rage cold-bloodedly killed gang leader Kimeiko Ashu, though a judge later deemed his actions self-defense.
Warriors leader Dwayne Taylor (Night-Thrasher) and Dwayne's mentor Andrew Chord were appointed Elvin's legal guardians, and when Dwayne later had a falling-out with the other Warriors, Elvin left the team with him. Serving as mentors to the troubled super-youths Psionex for a time, Night-Thrasher and Rage eventually rejoined the Warriors, who began to drift apart as their members pursued differing goals. Rage has decided to concentrate on his studies at the Oatridge School for Boys and is only infrequently active as a super hero of late, though he has been willing to assist the Avengers and the Warriors against foes such as the Elements of Doom, Morgan Le Fay, Whirlwind, Taskmaster, A.I.M., Lord Templar and an insane Scarlet Witch.
Rage and Justice learned members of the New Warriors were being hunted by the public following the devestating events in Stamford, Connecticut. They both joined Captain America's group in opposing the Superhuman Registration Act. However, after Captain America's death, Rage registered and took part in training at Camp Hammond.
When the Americops appeared, Rage joined in rallying against them because of Americop's questionable tactics. Captain America (Sam Wilson) had to remove Rage from the scene as the situation at the rally turned worse. Rage's opinion of Americops didn't improve when, after failing to stop a robbery by Speed Demon and Man Mountain Marko, Rage was attacked and arrested by Americops, who had thought he was the criminal. Despite help from Captain America, Rage was convicted and sent to jail. He would later be attacked in jail by some of the inmates.
Rage eventually recovered, only to be bonded to a Klyntar symbiote by an invading Hive. He died after being consumed by a Poison.
First Appearance: The Avengers (1963) #326
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
Ant-Man's Big Christmas (2000)
#1 Avengers (1998)
- 'Ant-Man's Big Christmas'
#1 Avengers Assemble (2004)
- 'Once an Avenger...'#3
- 'Once an Avenger...Part 3: Fata Morgana'#4
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- 'Lords & Leaders'
Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
#1 Avengers/JLA (2003)
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- 'Bug Hunt'#4
- 'Green Zone'#5
- 'Secret Weapons'#6
- 'Persons of Interest'#10
- 'Killed In Action Part 3 Of 4: Confirmed Kills'#11
- 'Killed In Action Part 4 of 4: Worst Case Scenario'#12
- 'Changing Of The Guard'#21
- 'Avengers The Initiative Disassembled Part 1'#22
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Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
Civil War: The Initiative (2007)
Fantastic Four (1961)
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#1 Gravity (2005)
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Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
Infinity Crusade (1993)
#1 Iron Man (1968)
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#302 Marvel Age (1983)
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Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Holiday Special (1991)
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#8 Night Thrasher (1993)
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#6 Nova (1994)
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#6 Nova (1999)
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#3 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
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#28 Secret Wars Too (2016)
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Annual 20 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Of Moles & Mutates (Subterranean Wars Pt. 1)'#326
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- 'Into a Darkling Plain'#328
- 'Powers That Be!'#329
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- 'Pediments of Clay'#332
- 'The Many Faces of Doom'#333
- 'Life of the Party!'#334
- 'First Encounter'#335#336
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- 'Infectious Compulsions'#339
- 'Final Redemption'#341
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HC The Mighty Avengers (2007)
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#30 The Mighty World of Marvel (2009)
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- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part Three: The Cheating Corner'#25
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part Four: Justifiable Homicide'#26
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- 'Family Values, Part 2: Family Honor, Poisoned Memories'#40
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- 'The Starlost, Part Two: Power Plays'#42
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#104 West Coast Avengers (1985)
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#47 Wolverine (1988)
- 'What If Magneto Took Over the United States?'
#134 WWH Aftersmash: Damage Control (2008)
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#1 X-Force (1991)
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#33 Young Avengers (2013)
- 'Child's Play, Third Move: Rules Were Made To Be Broken'
- 'Stage Nervous Breakdown Earth 616'#13
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Poisons/The Hive (Marvel)
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