The Slaughterhouse Nine, often simply called the Nine, were a rotating group of nine supervillains who roamed North-America. The group was founded by King, but was quickly taken over by Jack Slash, who killed King with the aid of Harbringer in 1987.
Brockton Bay Edit
The Nine arrive in Brockton Bay in the wake of Leviathan's attack during Arc 11: Infestation. They recently visited another city on the invitation of Ravager. The Nine have only eight members, so each member is sent out to find a candidate for membership.
Members at the time are:
In addition, Bonesaw has three creations with her that are composed of the corpses of other parahumans.
- Murder Rat - A fusion of Ravager and his rival, Mouse Protector. Murder Rat was considered a member at first, but was demoted as a result of mental degradation.
- Hatchet Face - who was eventually fused with Oni Lee to create Hack Job. A former member of the Nine, he was killed by Cherish.
The nominees were forced into a deadly survival game where they were individually "tested" by each of the eight members of the Nine over the course of three days, with the survivor earning membership in the Slaughterhouse Nine. Jack Slash claimed that if more than one candidate survived the tests he would admit defeat and leave the Bay.
|Armsmaster||Mannequin||Mannequin is known for targeting other Tinkers.|
|Bitch||Siberian||Siberian reveals to Bitch that she is capable of speech that she has killed all other who have heard her talk.|
|Labyrinth||Burnscar||Burnscar and Labyrinth spent time together in the same parahuman clinic. Burnscar considers Labyrinth her friend.|
|Noelle||Crawler||It was hypothesized by the other members of the Nine that Crawler nominated Noelle only for a chance to fight her and grow stronger.|
|Oni Lee||Jack Slash||The nomination is withdrawn when Oni Lee fails to meet Jack Slash's standards.|
|Purity||Jack Slash||Jack Slash's second choice. He does not pursue it, preferring to set up future conflict with Theo Anders.|
|Regent||Cherish||Cherish is Regent's older sister.|
Jack Slash also expressed interest in Skitter due her actions during the testing period.
During the Brockton Bay invasion, Burnscar, Crawler, and Mannequin were killed. In addition, Shatterbird was captured by the Undersiders while Cherish tried to betray the rest of Nine. She was punished with permanent imprisonment by Bonesaw.
Despite Jack Slash promising to leave if more than one candidate survived, Hookwolf was declared the winner and allowed to join the Slaughterhouse Nine. The Nine fled Brockton Bay pursued by Dragon and the newly named Defiant, formerly known as Armsmaster.
After Brockton Bay Edit
Jack Slash recruited Skinslip and Damsel of Distress to fill the Nine's roster till more useful and long-term members could be found, while Dragon and Defiant managed to kill the Siberian. The Nine used Tinker technology stolen from Toybox in order to hide in a pocket dimension.
All members of the Slaughterhouse Nine other than Bonesaw were placed in suspended animation for two years. During this time, Bonesaw was ordered to create nine clones of past and present members of the Slaughterhouse Nine, with the exception of herself, Hookwolf and Jack Slash (who received no clones), and Gray Boy (who received only one clone). The biotinker Blasto was kidnapped in order to help Bonesaw accomplish this. She used research notes from the parahuman Cranial in order to help her implant the clones with false memories and trick the Passengers into believing the clones were the real deal so that they would receive the original's powers. Despite her work the clones were still less dangerous then their source material, given the artificial source of their memories and consequent lack of familiarity with their abilites. 
Slaughterhouse 9000 Edit
The final iteration of the Slaughterhouse 9 - referred to by fans as the Slaughterhouse 9000 despite having less than 300 members - contained sets of nine clones of past and present members of the Slaughterhouse Nine, with the exceptions of Bonesaw, Jack Slash, Hookwolf, each of whom was the original. In the case of Gray Boy, his Passenger restored his original body, and it is implied that he held his original memories in addition to Bonesaw's implanted ones. His power also healed him of any brain modification forcing loyalty to Jack Slash.
In addition, Bonesaw created five "special" clones:
- Laughjob - Hatchet Face and Chuckles hybrid.
- Nighty Night - Nyx and Night Hag.
Jack's goal was to challenge Theo Anders as one of his endless games to stave off boredom, as well as to discover the method he was prophesied to end the world. If Theo failed to kill Jack, he would disband the Slaughterhouse Nine, leaving them to wreak havoc.
During the conflict, Gray Boy perceived weakness in Jack Slash and traps him in a timeloop to make him suffer what might as well be eternal torment. Grey Boy also managed to trap Scion in a timeloop before being killed by Foil.
The timeloop Jack Slash was trapped in had enough time between loops to allow him to talk. It also made it impossible for the heroes to kill him. This, combined with his powers being based on broadcasting, meant that the heroes had no way to shut him up and stop him from instigating the Golden Morning.
As of the end of Worm, only four members are confirmed as alive. Jack Slash is trapped in a Grey Boy time bubble, Cherish is trapped at the bottom of a deep undersea trench with Mannequin's life support systems keeping her alive, Harbinger defected to Cauldron before the start of the main story, and Bonesaw defected to the Wardens. Several clones, including some Harbingers, may still be alive.
Most members of the Slaughterhouse Nine lasted only weeks or months, and rarely did a member last more than a year. Some members of the Slaughterhouse Nine are unknown, and do not appear within Worm.
|Bonesaw||Defected||Permanent Member after Jan 20, 2005.|
|Breed||Deceased||Part of the original Nine.|
|Cherish||Incapitated||Traitor to the Nine. Later became Butcher XV.|
|Crawler||Deceased||Member for shorter than a year.|
|Crimson||Deceased||Part of the original Nine. Lover of Winter.|
|Damsel of Distress||Deceased||Recruited after leaving Brockton Bay|
|Gray Boy||Deceased||Part of the original Nine. Killed by Glaistig Uaine.|
|Harbringer||Defected||Part of the original Nine. Member of Cauldron known as Number Man.|
|Hatchet Face||Deceased||Killed by Cherish.|
|Hookwolf||Deceased||Recruited at Brockton Bay|
|Jack Slash||Incapitated||Part of the original Nine. Second leader. Only constant member.|
|King||Deceased||Leader of the original Nine.|
|Mannequin||Deceased||Member for longer than a year.|
|Murder Rat||Deceased||Demoted after mental degradation.|
|Nyx||Deceased||Part of the original Nine. Twin sister of Nix. Case-53.|
|Psychosoma||Deceased||Part of the original Nine.|
|Screamer||Deceased||Part of the original Nine.|
|Siberian||Deceased||Member for longer than a year.|
|Shatterbird||Deceased||Member for longer than a year.|
|Skinslip||Deceased||Recruited after leaving Brockton Bay|
|Winter||Deceased||Lover of Crimson. Replaced by Hatchet Face.|
|About Serial Killers And Parahumans|
| A serial killer is typically defined as an individual who has killed three or more people over a period of more than a month, with down time (a "cooling off period") between the murders, and whose motivation for killing is usually based on psychological gratification. The motives of serial killers are generally placed into four categories: visionary (believing they are another person or are compelled to murder by entities such as the Devil or God), mission-oriented ( justifying their acts as "ridding the world" of a certain type of person perceived as undesirable), hedonistic (they feel pleasure from killing.This pleasure can come from lust, thrill and/or profit) and power or control (to gain and exert power over their victim).
The majority of reported and investigated serial killers in the USA are white males, from a lower-to-middle-class background, usually in their late twenties to early thirties. But according to the FBI, and based on percentages of the U.S. population, whites are not more likely than other races to be serial killers.
The reason behind someone becoming a serial killer (nature or nurture) is still open to debate. But empirical research shows that most of them share some characteristic like having been bullied as children or abused (emotionally, physically and/or sexually) by a family member. These two episodes in particular can lead to a trigger event which explains why there are so many parahuman serial killers.
- The Slaughterhouse Nine were the focus of Worm's one year anniversary bonus, a series of eight interludes released over the course of a week. Each update, for the most part, centered around the 'Nine' and their meetings with various candidates in Brockton Bay.
Fanart Gallery Edit
|Leaders||King • Jack Slash|
|Members||Bonesaw • Breed • Burnscar • Cherish • Chuckles • Crawler • Crimson • Damsel of Distress • Gray Boy • Harbinger • Hatchet Face • Hookwolf • Mannequin • Miasma • Murder Rat • Nice Guy • Night Hag • Nyx • Psychosoma • Screamer • Shatterbird • The Siberian • Skinslip • Winter|
|Bonesaw's Creations||Hack Job • Laughjob • Murder Rat • Nighty Night • Pagoda • Snowmann • Spawner • Tyrant|