Quote:When Hodge was first introduced, I read him as a guy who had a hopeless crush on the magnetic Warren Worthington, and felt spurned. I thought he was really interesting this way - but then they went overboard with him and made him a baby killer. By the way, the mutant babies subplot was FINALLY resolved in the latest New Mutants series. It's also really complicated, but you can google it if you're interested.
The first issue that revealed he was evil had him torturing Rictor into causing an earthquake that would have killed thousands of men, women and CHILDREN. Torturing someone else into killing children is even worse than doing it yourself.
I thought that he sent in his Right troopers (Or whoever.) to do that. He killed Candy (Rather disturbingly.) because she found out the truth about him, AND she was in love with Warren. He wanted to hurt Warren. So yes, she was an innocent, but he did that to strike at Warren. Hodge hates mutants, and wants to protect humanity from them. Kind of like Donald Pierce. They seem to want to protect innocent people.