Team

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Squadron Sinister
Nick Name
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Founding Members

Dr. Spectrum II

Grandmaster

Hyperion IV

Nighthawk II

Whizzer III


Common Members

Dr. Spectrum II

Dr. Spectrum IV

Grandmaster

Hyperion IV

Nighthawk II

Whizzer III/Speed Demon


Occupation
Affiliation of super-powered criminals.
Legal Status
Wanted by international law enforcement.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Primarily Earth
Group Alliances
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Base of Operations
Earth
Accessories
Resources of members.
Common Enemies
Avengers
Regularly Appearing
Avengers Vol. 1
First Appearance
Avengers Vol. 1 #69 (Oct. 1969)
Creator
Roy Thomas & Sal Buscema
Origin

Capable of traversing space, time, and other dimensions, the Elder of the Universe obsessed with games of chance known as the Grandmaster staged a contest of champions with the time traveling Scarlet Centurion. The Grandmaster recruited the Squadron Supreme as pawns for his games, while the Scarlet Centurion assembled several of the Squadron's enemies into the Institute of Evil. Besting the Scarlet Centurion’s champions the Grandmaster decided to create a team similar to the Squadron Supreme.


Returning to his native universe the Grandmaster transformed three Earthmen into counterparts of the Squadron Supreme members: Nighthawk, Dr. Spectrum, and the Whizzer. The Grandmaster also fashioned a powerhouse mimicking the abilities and appearance of Hyperion from extra-dimensional matter; imbuing him with artificial memories. The Grandmaster then traveled forward into time with his team to challenge Kang the Conqueror and his unwilling champions the Avengers as the Squadron Sinister.