Friday, October 24, 2014

Carol Hines

Real Name
Carol Hines
Weapon X Program; Formerly NASA
Place of Birth

Known Relatives
Group Affiliation
Weapon X; (formerly) NASA 










Other Info 
Besides her being affiliated with NASA, there isn't much known about Carol Hines before she was recruited into joining the Weapon X Program. When Professor Thornton (aka "Professor") was put in charage of the U.S. branch of the Weapon X Program, Hines was recruited, along with Doctor Cornelius and the manipulative John Sublime.  (To learn about the above highlighted characters, just click on their names.)

It was the Professor who chose Wolverine as his first test subject in the new program. He had Wolverine kidnapped and taken to a Canadian facility. Once there,  Wolverine was put through a brutal process in which the near-indestructible Adamantium metal was bonded to his bones. Carol Hines was the technician responsible for reviewing Wolverine's medical files and monitoring his bio readout during the Adamantium-bonding procedure. In fact, she was directly responsible for not just monitoring Wolverine, but also to regulate the Adamantium flow into his system. In addition, to regulate his body functions, Hines had to pump chemicals into him when needed. The Professor was surprised at the full extent of Wolverine's mutant nature, which enabled him to recover from the process far more rapidly than anticipated. However, due to being reduced to a quasi-mindless state, Wolverine was sent to slaughter the inhabitants of the small town of Roanoke in order to test his capabilities. Ultimately, Wolverine broke free of the Professor’s conditioning and caused havoc in the Weapon X facility. In fact, while escaping the facility, he slew most of the facility’s personnel. However, Carol Hines was one of the few Weapon X Program members that survived Wolverine's attack. (To learn about Wolverine, click on the highlighted name above.)

After the failure of the Weapon X Program, Carol Hines was reassigned with a new government cover job in the United States working for the Department of Agriculture: Pest Control Section.

At one point, Wolverine’s memory of his manipulation by the the Weapon X Program began to return. It was then, that Carol Hines and the Professor ended up luring Wolverine into an abandoned warehouse in Canada (which was once the secret location for the Weapon X Program). This resulted in Wolverine being attacked by the Professor's robotic android named Shiva. Realizing, the complex was not a Pest Control outlet, but a trap for revenge, Wolverine began fighting his way past the robot. After destroying Shiva, Wolverine went after the Professor; however, he found that the Professor had already been killed by Silver Fox--now a high-ranking operative of the terrorist organization HYDRA. With Professor Thornton's death, the Weapon X Program was seemingly abandoned, as the Weapon Plus replaced it. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the characters, team, and/or program.)

More recently, both of the Professor’s associates, Carol Hines and Dr. Cornelius were killed. Psi-Borg (Aldo Ferro) used his psionic powers and killed Hines, while Maverick slayed Dr. Cornelius. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about the characters.)

There is nothing there, but here is the bio link for Carol Hines,,_Carol.

A woman named "Carol Frost" appears in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie. This woman has the background very similar to Carol Hines from the comics. In the movie, she assists Dr. Cornelius in the Weapon X program that created Wolverine. With the same first name, it is assumed that she is based on the comicbook character Carol Hines.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if she ever felt conflicted about what she was doing to Wolverine. It seems like she was the one actually doing the work- did she ever feel bad about causing him pain? I'm probably wondering too much about a minor character's psyche ;-)