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The Aryan Brigade were the superhuman enforcers for the white supremacist terrorist organization the Aryan Nation. After the Aryan Nation's defeat, they became freelance criminals.


The Aryan Nation was a white supremacist terrorist organization that created a designer virus which would attack and destroy "nonwhite" DNA in humans. They were secretly led by U.S. Senator Sanders Hotchkins. When several noted chemists disappeared, the FBI contacted Hannibal Martin, the Justice League Task Force's liaison, and the Martian Manhunter assembled a covert team to infiltrate the terrorists.

While undercover, Hourman was forced to use his powers and drew the attention of the Aryan Nation's superhuman enforcers, the Aryan Brigade. Thanks to Blind Faith's mental powers, the Aryan Brigade was able to uncover and surprise the Task Force. They captured all but Hourman, who later returned to free the Task Force. In the meantime, the Nation had readied its virus for delivery into the atmosphere. Martian Manhunter followed the rocket and forced it to detonate in space. All members of the organization were subsequently arrested.

Shortky thereafter, the Aryan Brigade's members were recruited by the Overmaster to be part of his new Cadre.[1]

Years later, the Aryan Brigade were targeted by the Suicide Squad, and Heatmonger and Iron Cross were (along with many other villains) exiled to Salvation. There, Iron Cross was killed by the Joker[2], and Heatmonger was used by Lex Luthor as a power source for a teleportation device, and was seemingly killed when it self-destructed.[3] At the same time, Blind Faith and Backlash were seen as part of a group of villains who banded together to avoid being caught and sent to the prison planet.[4]

Backlash later reformed the Aryan Brigade with new members Reb, Bonehead, and Luftwaffe. They were quickly put down by the Freedom Fighters.[5]

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