Scarlet Spiders appears in 21 issues.
Baron Von Blitzschlag is a recruit of The Initiative and a member of the research staff of the program.
Bengal is a martial artist who seeks vengeance on those that committed war crimes during the Vietnam War.
Cloud 9 was recruited by War Machine into The Initiative, and she has the ability to fly on what appears to be a chemical-based cloud.
A former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent sent undercover, Constrictor soon became what he was trying to stop. Since joining the Initiative he has lost his arms and had them replaced with cybernetic implants that incorporate his trademark weapon of electrified metal coil whips.
Henry Peter Gyrich, an ambitious politician, has often been a thorn in the side to the superhuman community. Afraid of that which is different, Gyrich has often hindered the effectiveness of superheroes and has been among the first to blame them for society's ills.
A survivor of child abuse, Vance Astrovik first called himself Marvel Boy but later changed his name to Justice after time spent in jail for the accidental killing of his father. A founding and former member of the New Warriors, Justice is also a member of the Avengers.
K.I.A. is one of the clones of the Initiative's M.V.P. After learning of M.V.P.'s death he went insane and decided to kill everyone that witnessed M.V.P.'s death.
Komodo a recruit of The Initiative recommended by Curt Conner (The Lizard). Komodo's appearance and powers are derived from Dr. Conner's lizard formula, which she stole and then altered to fit her own DNA.
Michael van Patrick (MVP) was a recruiter of The Initiative recommended by Justice. MVP appears to have pushed his bodily condition to peak human level athlete. MVP is the great-grandson of Dr. Erskine, the inventor of the Super-Soldier Serum.
Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider as a teenager, granting him spider-like powers. After the death of his Uncle Ben, which he could have prevented, Peter learned that "with great power, comes great responsibility." Swearing to always protect the innocent from harm, Peter Parker became the Amazing Spider-Man!
Tony Masters (a.k.a. Taskmaster) possesses the ability to absorb knowledge and instantly replicate the combat skills of anyone he observes. He has used these skills as a teacher to many super villains, henchmen, and even some heroes. In order to clean his record, he started working for the U.S. government as a combat instructor. Due to a set of events, he was ultimately put in as sheriff of the criminal island known as Bagalia. He currently serves as Madame Hydra's personal bodyguard.
Trauma was one of the top recruits of The Initiative trained at Camp Hammond, specifically trained by by the New Mutant, Moonstar. His power to sense what people are afraid and then morph into their worse fear enabled him to be a prolific combatant and talented therapist.
Once upon a time there was a pretty little girl who poisoned all she touched. Some called her Mary, others called her Typhoid. Every time she let out a sweet breath, someone else fell dead. She was sweet, she was toxic, she was Typhoid.
James "Rhodey" Rhodes is Tony Stark's personal pilot and one of the playboy's oldest friends. Rhodey has often donned the Iron Man mantle when the burden has been too much for his friend, but has also established his own identity as the War Machine and Iron Patriot.
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