Cameron Hodge (Earth-616)
Cameron Hodge was the roommate of Warren Worthington III in college. Worthington was under the impression that they were good friends at first, but actually, Hodge was insanely jealous of Worthington's good looks, prestige, and wealth. When Worthington was later publicly revealed as the mutant hero and member of the Defenders as the Angel, it only fueled his hatred. All those feelings attributed to Worthington were transferred to include all mutants, whom Hodge came to believe were a threat to the freedom of normal humans and therefore should be destroyed.
Hodge became a lawyer, but then turned to advertising and public relations and became a highly successful member of a leading New York City advertising agency. Meanwhile, he secretly created an organization devoted to the destruction of all mutants, the Right. Hodge was the leader of the group and was known as the Commander. Worthington, still believing that Hodge was his friend, turned to him to help with come up with a way to combat the growing prejudice against mutants. They came up with idea for the original X-Factor. The original members of the X-Men, the Beast, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, and Iceman agreed to join the group. X-Factor's concept-- a group of supposed mutant hunters who would in fact make contact with mutants and train them in the use of their powers-- quickly backfired on the group. It actually intensified people's hatred of mutants, just as Hodge had planned.
When the Angel's wings were damaged in a fight with the Marauders, Hodge secretly arranged to have the damaged wings amputated. Then, he convinced Warren Worthington to change his will, to give most of his fortune to X-Factor if he were to die, with Hodge as the executor of the estate. Soon after, Worthington seemingly committed suicide in an airplane that exploded, and Hodge controlled the Worthington fortune. By now, the other members of X-Factor had realized that Hodge was their enemy. They engaged the Right in a battle and learned that Hodge was actually the leader of the group. Although he escaped, the Right were dealt a crippling blow and have yet to recover
Cameron Hodge later made a pact with the demon N'Astirh. He would provide it with mutant babies for his scheme to invade Earth with demons, and Hodge was told that he would not die in his next battle with the mutants. He was granted the gift of immortality. After making his way to Genosha, it became apparent to the government of Genosha as well as to the mutants that Hodge was planning to take over the island and use it as his base for the extermination of all mutants. Hodge's body was destroyed by the brothers Cyclops and Havok, and he was buried during the collapse of a skyscraper; but Hodge nonetheless survived, due to his partial success in siphoning Warlock's powers. Hodge now possessed powers similar to Warlock's "techno-organic" physiology, which allowed him to absorb other people and technology into himself.
Eventually, he and the mutant haters he absorbed evolved and joined into the collective race know as the Phalanx. The new Phalanx assimilated a number of people, including loved ones of the X-Men, while clashing with the X-Men at various times. The Phalanx, however, soon developed its own collective intelligence, greater than the sum of its parts. Realizing this, the Phalanx destroyed Hodge's brain, effectively killing him while allowing itself to live on. Later, the Phalanx tried to be the replacement of humanity on earth but they were stopped by various members of the X-Men & Cable. Although partially a phalanx himself, Dr. Steven Lang proved to be Hodge's downfall as he eventually deceived and betrayed Hodge in favor of humanity. Hodge discovered Lang's betrayal and pulled him down off the edges of Mt. Everest along with himself.
This, however, hasn't stopped Hodge from reappearing, first when he was resurrected via Technarch technology by the Purifiers, and Bastion; and again when the Right took to chasing the Terrigen Cloud with a tranker truck, vacuuming up samples of the mist, presumably as part of a plan to weaponize the M-Pox in order to achieve mutant extermination.