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During the Civil War; Misty Knight and Colleen Wing were contacted by Iron Man, Reed Richards, and Spider-Man to reform Heroes for Hire in order to track down superhumans refusing to comply with the Superhuman Registration Act. Initially hesitant, the pair eventually created a team including Shang-Chi, Humbug, Orka, Black Cat, Paladin and a new Tarantula.[1] After the murder of Goliath in battle, they made plans to take on Captain America.[2]

After learning Captain America's location from a Pixiu, the team (minus Orka and Tarantula) track him down. While Misty and the team just want to talk and find a peaceful solution, they are betrayed by Paladin. Paladin disables the team with knock-out gas and attempts to capture Captain America. Shang-Chi's martial arts training had allowed him to hold his breath long enough to avoid the effects of the gas. Shang-Chi defeats Paladin and switches his uniform with Captain America. When S.H.I.E.L.D. arrives, Paladin is unintentionally taken into custody.


Shortly thereafter, Captain America and the Heroes For Hire part ways, and the Secret Avengers abandon their now-compromised base. Meanwhile, the Heroes For Hire discover a black-market operation that surgically implanted superhumans with Skrull organs that would endow those who had the operation with Skrull-shapeshifting abilities. Several of these hybrid Skrull-villains bust Misty Knight's old foe Ricadonna from prison. Ricadonna destroyed the Heroes' headquarters by sending an explosive package, and put hits out on the entire team. Most notable of these were Insecticide (the hitman sent to kill Humbug — Humbug neutralized him with help from his pet killer bees), Shadow Stalker (an old foe of Shang Chi sent to kill him--Shang Chi quickly humiliated him), and the gang of ninjas that attacked Tarantula when she was with her father. After they murder her father, Tarantula kills the entire gang herself. The team split up in search of Ricadonna — while Misty Knight and Colleen Wing try to shake up the Toddler for information, Humbug uses his flies to discover Ricadonna's base--and also that she has somehow gained superpowers.

The team disbanded after the events of World War Hulk resulted in the deaths of Orka and Humbug, and many members left due to conflicting opinions of how the team should work.

Heroes for Hire (Knight & Wing) (Earth-616)

After being kidnapped and held prisoner by Puppet Master[3] following a false pregnancy[4], Misty was forced to act as a liaison for a new, loose-knit Heroes for Hire, employing Moon Knight, Falcon, Black Widow, Silver Sable, and Ghost Rider in various missions to stop a drug cartel pushing the Atlantean-manufactured drug Hook, before being rescued by Paladin and ex-boyfriend Iron Fist.[5] Following her release, she and Paladin officially restarted Heroes for Hire, briefly employing Spider-Man in their first mission against Batroc and his Brigade.[6]

Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: Each teammates' arsenal

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