Cricket of the HEATERS (Black Ops) (Image Comics)



The H.E.A.T.E.R.S. appeared in a minor 1996 Image Comics series. What’s important is that they’re a ready-to-use trio of agents in good-looking power armour . Which is handy.

The other two H.E.A.T.E.R.S. are Cannon Fodder and Pinpoint.


  • Group Affiliation: H.E.A.T.E.R.S. (I.O.).
  • Base Of Operations: I.O. facilities.
  • Height: (in armor) : 7’. Weight: (in armor) : 300 lbs.


Powers and Abilities

Cricket is a former I.O. Black Razor, trained in operating experimental combat armors. Those field testers were regrouped in a team called the H.E.A.T.E.R.S. (don’t ask for the meaning of the acronym).

Cricket is the close quarter combat specialist. Her armor, basedon a Black Razor armor chassis, complements this. Plus, she can fire sonic booms powerful enough to blow open a steel blast door.


How they were recruited in the H.E.A.T.E.R.S. special task force is unrevealed. They were Deputy Director Kwan’s special assets. She used them in special black ops that even her superior (the latest being Santini, as Director of Operations), didn’t know of. Though we can assume that Craven knew about it, and may even have sent her direct orders.

They were inserted in General Markov’s (a Communist hardliner, wishing to restore the past USSR glory, with him at the helm) entourage, as support force. Craven wished to show Markov his support in doing so. After his death, Kwan took over on his behalf.

The HEATERS confronted Crane’s Black Ops team in Markov’s complex. In the middle of the fight, Kwan ordered them to pull out after sanitizing Markov’s place. She did so because Rios (at this time I.O.’s Interim Director) and Santini, were closing in on her (and I.O., through Craven, before) involvement in Markov’s schemes.

So, in the end, even as Black Ops were on I.O.’s black list, and the HEATERS nearly had them, they spared Crane and his troops. They even did what he came for in the first place : to even his score with Markov and level his facility.



Her armor is gilded, with an insect-like helm with faceted eyes and long antennae.

Her sonic beams come from her forearms.


As the rest of her team, she is very confident in their ability to overcome any opponent. Though they act together, they prefer to split and deal with incoming threats one on one.


“Not smart, Razor. Do you know how hard it is to polish these scratches out ?”

DC Universe History

Generally speaking, I.O. assets can be directly translated into DEO assets.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 07 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: I.O. Operative
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 009
Init: 019 HP: 030

Acrobatics: 04, Martial Artist*: 07, Thief (Stealth, Security Systems)*: 07, Military Sciences (Cammo, Tracking)*: 05, Weaponry (Exotic, Melee, Fire): 05

Familiarity (Military equipment and protocols), Intensive Training, Credentials (I.O., Low).

I.O. (High), Deputy Director Catherine Kwan (Low).


CRICKET ARMOUR [/STR/ 06 /BODY/ 07, Claws: 08, Cling*: 06, Density Increase (Always on): 01, Full Vision: 06, Thermal vision: 06, Jumping*: 06, Radio Comm (Scrambled): 10, Sealed System: 08, Skin Armor: 04, Sonic Beam: 09].

By Nicolas Lemaçon.

Source of Character: Image (Wildstorm Universe), Black Ops mini-series.