The Holistic Integration for Viral Equality. Whatever their end goal is, the HIVE is seemingly dedicated to Earth being made better through the process of accelerated human evolution, by whatever means necessary: technological, biological, chemical, metaphysical, magical, etc.

Queen Bee is the founder of the organization and her seven-member inner circle consists of Brother Blood, Fang Zhifu, Damien Darhk, Terrence Thirteen, Naif Al-Sheikh, Penelope Lord, and Psycho Pirate. Also of note are the Queen's right-hand man Psimon and the Queen's Guard (aka: The Fearsome Five) consisting of Mr. Numerous, Gizmo, Mammoth, Shimmer, and Jinx.

It is also worth noting that at some point in the 80s, Slade Wilson was a member of the HIVE but due to a falling out, instead decided to join the League of Assassins, a long-time enemy of the HIVE.[1]

Trivia and Notes


  • They are true disciples of the Light.
  • The reason Deathstroke abandoned them is HIVE tried to use his son Joey as leverage, but it backfired when he died.
  • The organization has an academy which teaches its members.[2]


  • HIVE's members are from various comics and TV series.
    • Brother Blood and members of The Fearsome Five were part of HIVE in the Teen Titans animated series.
    • Fang Zhifu, Terrence Thirteen, Naif Al-Sheikh and Penelope Lord were part of HIVE in Flashpoint.
    • Psycho Pirate was part of HIVE in the New 52.
    • Damien Darhk was a member of HIVE in the comics and in the TV Series Arrow.
    • Deathstroke being part of HIVE is a nod to Judas Contract.
  • HIVE Academy is a nod to Teen Titans animated series.

Links and References

  1. E27 Journal: Gotham Underworld
  2. Deluxe Oracle File: Joey Wilson
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