Team 7 was sent on a (suicide) mission by International Operations' (I/O) Director Miles Craven. The mission was to enter a terrorist enclave on the Raanes Peninsula (Eastern Europe) and extract a biological agent the terrorists had in their possession. Once the team reached the target, they found out that someone had raided the enclave before them. While investigating, the team found several big transparent tubes containing some kind of golden fluid. At that moment, the explosives they were carrying were activated by remote control, displaying a ten-minute countdown. That was when the team knew they were double crossed.
A hidden sniper shot at one of the tubes when team member Clayton "Claymore" Maure was examining it. The tube broke and the golden fluid jumped on Claymore as if it were alive, covering his whole body. If that was not enough, they were attacked by some terrorists. The terrorists started shooting, but the bullets bounced off Claymore's gold-covered body. Time was ticking, and Col. Dane decided the team should open the remaining tubes to use the golden symbiotes as protection against the detonation of the explosives.
After the detonation, the enclave was destroyed, but Team 7 emerged from the fire unharmed. That was when I/O's cleaners (three aircraft) were ordered to enter the site to kill the surviving team members. The field leader of the cleaners, Mother One, double crossed I/O and shot down two aircraft before destroying her own. Mother One also had a golden symbiote although it was not shown how she acquired it.
Mother One explained to Team 7 they were double crossed by Craven and I/O and asked them to accompany her to her boss, industrialist Armand Waering.
Col. Dane reluctantly accepted and they started to work for Armand Waering. Waering told them that he wanted to kill the Vampire Nation because they wanted to take over the world from the humans. What he did not tell the team was that he was actually the Jaquar, leader of the Werenation.
Two members of Wetworks died early in their battles with the undead - Flattop and Crossbones. Later Pilgrim's brother, Nathaniel Blackbird joined the squad, and they learned that both he and Pilgrim (unknown to her) were both werewolves. Several members of the squad died during a major mission some time later, including Dozer and Claymore, and Wetworks broke up. Recently Dane has reactivated the team to deal with breaks in reality caused by another superteam, which have been turned into portals for forces from another dimension.
Following the world cataclysm, Wetworks have been defending humanity and fighting the vampires and other monsters that took advantage of a un-sunlit Eastern Europe. They were contacted and offered by John Lynch, head of the former Team 7, into rejoining the Team, in an attempt to reverse the devastation and restore Earth to its former state. However, Dane refuses his proposal since he doesn't believe anymore in a simple solution, and prefers tasking the Wetworks of defending humanity from the vampires. However, Sister Mary and the other members of Wetworks eventually convinced Dane to rejoin Team 7.
Wetworks along with the other heroes of Earth were later called to UnLondon by the Authority of being offered the chance to leave Earth on the Carrier. Although, Wetworks decided to remain on Earth. After Earth's victory against the Knights of Khera, Wetworks aligned with the heroes of Earth in rebuilding the planet under the leadership of Spartan. The team was later assigned in investigating unusual activities in the former U.S. state of Utah in which they fell into conflict with Lord Defile who planned in creating Daemonite-vampire hybrids to combat an upcoming invasion from the Daemonites' homeworld Daemon. During this skirmish, Wetworks' symbiotes began to mutate into having each member to gaining new powers and abilities due to the aftermath effects of the Number of the Beast incident. Wetworks eventually foiled Defile's plans with their new powers.
Weapons: Various weaponry
- 38 Appearances of Wetworks (Wildstorm Universe)
- 6 Images that include Wetworks (Wildstorm Universe)
- Team Gallery: Wetworks (Wildstorm Universe)
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