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Origin

When the Incredible Hulk is exiled from Earth by the Illuminati, his ship's navigational controls fail causing him to fly through a wormhole and crash land on the war filled planet of Sakaar. Here he is in a weakened state and is immediately captured and put into service as a gladiator in the Red King's arena. Here Hulk meets fellow gladiators Hiroim, Elloe, Korg, and Miek. These five gladiators rebel against the Red King and escape into the wilderness. The King's personal guard Caiera the oldstrong is sent by the Red King to destroy Hulk and end the rebellion that is growing around them. After a battle begins between Caiera and the Hulk, the Red King releases a plague of the Spikes, an organic parasite that also crash landed on Sakaar, putting his own men in the line of fire as well as the gladiators.

Learning that the release of the Spikes was not an accident Caiera joins the Hulk against the Red King. These six Warbound allies are able to free the Spikes of the Red King's control and defeat the Red King. After the Red King's death comes a brief period of in-fighting between the survivors followed by a period of re-growth and restoration by the Warbound. This was not to last as the ship that brought the Hulk to Sakaar detonated, destroying everything that they sought to rebuild and killing almost all the survivors of Sakaar--including Caiera who was now married to the Hulk and carrying his unborn child. Enraged, the Hulk and the original gladiators of the Warbound set a course for Earth to make the Illuminati pay for their involvement in the destruction of the paradises that they built on Sakaar.

Creation

The Warbound are a Marvel comics team, created by Greg Pak and Carlo Pagulayan. They first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #94, but their interactions, motivations, loyalties and roster were ever shifting and constant. Story arcs that were important in the development of the team are Planet Hulk and World War Hulk.

Team Evolution

The teams roster includes the Hulk. Leader and driving force behind the group. Hiroim, Shadow Priest and soul of the team. Korg, the ultra durable and tough Kronan. The Brood No-Name, Elloe Kaifi, traitor Miek, Lavin Skee, Hulk's deceased wife Caiera and the last to join Kate Waynesboro.

Other Media

Movies

Planet Hulk (2010)

The Warbound appear in the direct to DVD animated film based on Planet Hulk, Planet Hulk. The plot does not stray too far from the events of the comic story arc, save for minor changes. No Name is absent, and in the Gladiators arena, the group must fight Beta Ray Bill instead of the Silver Surfer.

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