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Henry Gyrich was created by Jim Shooter and John Byrne and first appeared in The Avengers #165.

Character Evolution

Henry Gyrich was first seen with the Avengers, a government agent assigned to keep the them under wrap. He had a policy of no more than six people on the team at once, leading to Hawkeye's replacement temporarily with the Falcon. Gyrich since went on to be a thorn in the backside of more than just the Avengers and started targeting mutants. After running for presidency, being brainwashed into being an assassin, trying to depower all of Earth's super humans, he eventually came to oversee The Initiative where he developed a personal team of superhuman bodyguards known as the Shadow Initiative. After it was discovered he had covered up the death of MVP and had illegally duplicated him, he was fired. However he soon became head of SWORD and tried to rid Earth of all aliens. He was later brainwashed by the Queen Hydra and used to work against America. He brainwashed Demolition Man into becoming the new Scourge and had him kill supervillains in witness protection.

Alternate Earths

Earth-295 (Age of Apocalypse)

Gyrich, a human terrorist, infiltrated Angel's nightclub Heaven with explosives strapped to his chest. He was about to set off the bombs with the purpose of killing all the mutants within the club, but was stopped by Elite Mutant Force members Jesse and Terrence Bedlam. He was arrested and sent to prison. Under unknown circumstances he was liberated and continued to fight alongside the Human Resistance, helping to train Horror Show and Jean Grey.

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