A Chitauri warlord awakened from his hibernation state to recover a stolen Chitauri warship, as well as the gladiators who stole it, and to take revenge on the Nova of Earth for having stolen from the Chitauri.
He was approached by a bounty hunter, who had put a tracker inside the stolen warship after helping the fugitive gladiators with some provision and repairs for the ship, and made a deal with him to get the warship's location. In the meanwhile, Warbringer used his ship's tractor beam to pick asteroids from the asteroid belt, where he met the bounty hunter, to fire them at Earth with enough velocity to ensure an extinction-level event.
With the tracker in his possession, Warbringer found and aborted the warship, being punched hard by Nova after doing so. After hearing Nova saying to his father to run, Warbringer tried to make him take his father and return to Earth, leaving the other gladiators behind, but was punched as answer. They engaged in a fight and, after telling him what he did earlier when talking with the bounty hunter, Warbringer was knocked out by Nova, who overloaded Warbringer's staff with Nova Force and hit him with it, and then disabled Warbringer's ship as his father fled.
As Nova flew to Earth to prevent the asteroids from falling on it, an already recovered Warbringer recaptured the fugitive gladiators and headed towards Earth to finish his job. In his way to Earth, Warbringer was attacked again by Nova, who left Earth to be protected by his friends, and they fought through the entire Solar System, from Pluto to the Sun, where Nova tried to convince him to surrender, but he didn't. Nova passed through the star with the Warbringer, but lost him as his arm was burned off from his body. After his crew surrendered to Nova and released their prisoners, Warbringer was rescued by them in a heavily burned state, but still alive. As a Chitauri tried to fix his body with the assistance of a machine, Warbringer said he had only survived to kill Nova.
Dealing with the Avengers
After fully recovering, Warbinger teleported back to Earth, and materialized in what used to be the Avengers Tower. Its new owner, the nefarious CEO of Qeng Enterprises, Mister Gryphon, recognized Warbringer's language and tried to become his ally. The mysterious man offered the Warbringer the chance to destroy humanity and be remembered as a galactic legend, and the only thing he had to do was to assemble three pieces of an ancient artifact left on Earth by a Chitauri millenia ago and use it. As the CEO showed what such artifact was capable of, they noticed the presence of Spider-Man eavesdropping. The unwanted guest was blasted through a wall, which caught the attention of Iron Man and Captain America, who proceeded to confront Warbringer brief moments after the CEO teleported away. Warbringer knocked out the three heroes with an energy blast, and proclaimed the Earth would be his.
Warbringer went to the Liberty Science Center, in New Jersey, and took the first piece of the Chitauri artifact, which was in display there. He was confronted by Ms. Marvel and his nemesis Nova, but he created a distraction by setting the neighbor buildings on fire and escaped. Later, Warbringer was confronted by the heroes he fought earlier and the Vision at the PATH Station on Grove, where he found the second piece of the artifact buried in its walls. Afterwards, he was attacked by Thor, but her hammer was teleported away by Gryphon before it could hit Warhbringer and ended up destroying the underwater tunnel's wall. As the tunnel was flooded by the water, Warbringer left the heroes behind to find the third and final piece of the artifact.
The final segment of the artifact was found in a Hart Island graveyard. As soon as the pieces were connected, a portal was summoned in the sky, with a massive Chitauri army ready to come through. However, the heroes that were on his trail quickly caught up with Warbringer and gathered the pieces together. While Vision, Thor and Nova tried to defeat Warbringer, Iron Man realized that if the pieces came together once again, the summoned portal would open, so he planned to have the pieces connected, force Warbringer through the portal, and destroy the artifact to close the portal. After Iron Man's failed attempt to execute the plan, Nova tackled the villain and managed to force him through the portal.
Warbringer was returned to his homeworld through the portal, but he found he had also been transported to the future. He appeared before a group of Chitauri soldiers, who recognized his uniform from childhood lessons. Warbringer panicked after realizing his predicament, and the Chitauri soldiers killed him for his insolence.
- 7 Appearances of Warbringer (Earth-616)
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