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Hyperion (Marvel)(02 - Zhib-Ran)
Real Name: Zhib- Ran
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A seemingly new Hyperion appeared in the pages of New Thunderbolts (first published appearance on the final page of #15, first issue-length appearance in #16), amidst an apparent regrouping/reunion of the Squadron Sinister. This new Hyperion and a new, female incarnation of Squadron member Doctor Spectrum broke into the Thunderbolts' warehouse headquarters intending to either recruit or kidnap the two remaining original Squadron Sinister members, Speed Demon (originally known as the Whizzer, and at the time a member of the Thunderbolts) and Nighthawk (who had since made a name for himself as a costumed crimefighter and member of the Defenders). A battle ensued, resulting in Nighthawk's abduction and Speed Demon's apparent change of alliegance to the erstatz Squadron (which later turned out to be a stall for time).

As Spectrum and Hyperion explained their intentions to Nighthawk and Speed Demon, mostly grandious and vague plans for "saving the world" by force, it is explained that this Hyperion was the elected leader of a world that existed in the sub-atomic dimensional space known as the Microverse. His planet's axis had been disrupted by the effects of multiple incursions into the Microverse by another Thunderbolt, Photon, and it exploded, leaving Hyperion the only survivor. (It is worth noting that this origin is a varation on the origin that Hyperion II believed was his before it was revealed that he was an artificial contruct.) Hyperion is now determined that no other world suffer his home planet's fate, even if extreme measures were necessary. Just as Nighthawk and Speed Demon were attempting to either escape from or defeat their captors, the Thunderbolts tracked them down, but Hyperion and Spectrum vanished before they could be apprehended.

Immediately afterwards, Speed Demon was dismissed from the Thunderbolts for criminal acts committed while he was supposedly reformed and under a conditional pardon as a member of the team. He was quickly contacted by Spectrum and Hyperion, and it was revealed that they were being backed by the Grandmaster, the alien who had brought the original Squadron Sinister together. The Grandmaster stated that Speed Demon would be a "key player" in a "contest of great importance" that would happen on Earth; it can be assumed that, with the Grandmaster acting as a patron of sorts to Hyperion and Spectrum, they will also have an important role in this "contest". Thus this new Hyperion's status is somewhat ambiguous; he seems more than willing to break any conventions or laws of Earth society to achieve his goals, but it is possible that his goals, or at least his pursuit of them, have a greater importance to the well-being of the planet as a whole. It remains to be seen whether his ultimate destiny is to be hero or villain.


First Appearance: New Thunderbolts (2005) #15

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Issue Appearances:
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
New Thunderbolts (2005)
Squadron Supreme (2008)
Thunderbolts (1997)

Group Affiliation(s):
Supreme Power (Squadron Sinister)
Thunderbolts (Marvel)(01 - Original Team)

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"I am king Hyperion!"

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