British Intelligence/Joint Intelligence Committee of the United Kingdom (JIC) Chairman; formerly Head of Armed Forces Paranormal Response (AFPR), Royal Navy Commodore, S.T.R.I.K.E. Director, Intelligence officer
Place of Birth
Dymchurch, Kent, England
JIC; formerly AFRP, Royal Navy, S.T.R.I.K.E, MI5
Masters in Engineering, Royal Navy Officer training
Hunter is an expert intelligence agent with expertise in firearms, unarmed combat, and demolition/bomb-disposal. He also has the associated skills from Naval training.
Hunter was a member of the Royal Navy who became an intelligence agent. When the British government
decided to set up an British-led organization similar to U.S.-led S.H.I.E.L.D., the then Commander Lance Hunter was put in charge of its
formation. Mirroring S.H.I.E.L.D.'s format and even uniforms, Hunter created S.T.R.I.K.E. (Special Tactical Reserve for International Key Emergencies). (To learn about the teams highlighted above, just click on their names.)
Later, Hunter was redeployed and Tod Radcliffe was appointed the agency's next Director. However, it wasn't long until Radcliffe was exposed as a S.T.R.I.K.E. traitor who was secretly working for the Red Skull. Then after Radcliffe was killed, Lance Hunter returned as the Director of S.T.R.I.K.E. (To learn about the above highlighted team and/or character, just click on their names.)
Hunter and the agents of S.T.R.I.K.E., along with Nick Fury and the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., worked together to track down the Red Skull's Nazi activities. Soon they discovered that the Red Skull had kidnapped the British Prime Minister, James Callaghan and was planning on setting off a biological germ bomb over London. However, Hunter and Fury with their respective superheroes--Captain Britain and Captain America--ended up stopping the bomb and stopped the Red Skull's plans. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about the characters and/or teams. Note: Beware of the revealing outfit worn by one in the background of Nick Fury's bio page.)
At one point, Lance Hunter helped Captain Britain in capturing Lord Hawk. However, during the battle, Captain Britain was severely injured.
Hunter took the injured hero to S.T.R.I.K.E. headquarters to recover. While there, Captain Britain's spirit was actually summoned away by Merlyn and Roma (the ones who infused the hero with his powers). Once there, he battled with a monstrous giant; however, the injuries Captain Britain suffered in this
spirit realm transferred to the Captain's real body. Lance Hunter ordered the
doctors to keep working to save their hero; however, things were not improving. Then when Hunter finally admitted defeat at the bed side of Captain
Britain's lifeless body, the Captain returned to the real world, healed from his injuries, and left
the S.T.R.I.K.E. base. (Click the highlighted names above to learn about the different characters.)
Later, Hunter tried to recruit Captain Britain to join S.T.I.R.K.E.; however, the hero declined.
Sometime later, after S.T.R.I.K.E. was dissolved, Hunter moved on to other roles within the
intelligence community and eventually gained the rank of
Commodore and became the Head of the Armed Forces Paranormal Response (AFPR). He worked along with Alistaire Stuart and S.H.I.E.L.D. British Liason Contessa Valentina Allegra di Fontaine (actually a Skrull impostor) in drafting the British version of the Superhuman Registration Act. Part of that function was also to explain the Act's ramifications to
the British superhuman population. Which led to a briefing with Joseph Hauer, Pete Wisdom, Captain Britain, and Union Jack about the Act. (To learn about the above highlighted characters, race, and/or article, just click on their names.)
More recently, during the Skrulls' Secret Invasion, it was discovered that the JIC Chair, Mortimer Grimsdale, was actually a Skrull
agent and was killed. After this, Lance Hunter was appointed as JIC Chairmen,
leaving the Head of the AFPR to the British Intelligence. In this new capacity as JIC Chair, Hunter headed all of Britain's security services,
including MI5, MI6, and MI13. (To learn about the Skrulls' Secret Invasion, click on the highlighted names above.)
There isn't anything there, but here is the Marvel.com bio link for Lance Hunter, http://marvel.com/universe/Hunter,_Lance.
Lance Hunter appears on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show. In this version, he is a mercenary working with Director Coulson's team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.