- "The issue of more government control and transparency when it comes to our superpowered citizens is going to continue to be a hot-button topic."
- ―Christine Everhart
Brown University Education
Reporting for Vanity Fair
Meeting Tony Stark
- "You ever lose an hour of sleep your whole life?"
"I'd be prepared to lose a few with you."
- ―Tony Stark and Christine Everhart
Christine Everhart approached Tony Stark outside of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. When Happy Hogan deemed her attractive enough, Stark agreed to speak to her. Everhart questioned him on Stark Industries' business practices in weapons manufacturing, noting his nicknames as the "da Vinci of our time" and "Merchant of Death." Stark deflected her questions, claiming that the world would always need weapons to keep the peace, and invited her back to his mansion in Malibu. Charmed by Stark's confidence, reputation, and attractiveness, Everhart accepted, and had rough and passionate sex with him that night.
The Morning After
The following morning, Everhart woke up alone, still nude from the events of the previous night. After overlooking the incredible view from Stark's bedroom, she donned a loose shirt and began exploring Stark's mansion looking for her sexual partner, eventually being greeted by Stark's loyal A.I. J.A.R.V.I.S. and equally loyal assistant Pepper Potts, who had washed and dry-cleaned her missing clothes. After exchanging insults, where Everhart noted that Stark still made Potts do the laundry, Potts had her coldly escorted out, stating that she was sometimes tasked with taking out the trash.
Questioning Tony Stark
Once Tony Stark returned from Afghanistan after being kidnapped by the Ten Rings, Everhart ambushed Stark at the third annual benefit for the Firefighters Family Fund. She accused Stark of lying about halting weapons manufacturing, and showed him images proving Stark Industries was still selling weapons and that the weapons had been sold to the Ten Rings in Gulmira.
Horrified, Stark headed outside to confront Obadiah Stane with Everhart in tow, where she listened in on their conversation, hearing Stark accuse Stane of selling weapons to third parties and Stane's confession of attempting to remove Stark from his company.
Tony Stark's Press Conference
- "I'm sorry, Mr. Stark, but do you honestly expect us to believe that that was a bodyguard in a suit that conveniently appeared?"
- ―Christine Everhart to Tony Stark
Everhart attended Tony Stark's press conference after the Duel of Los Angeles, and listened as Stark read from cards explaining what little involvement he had had in the battle. Everhart interrupted Stark and expressed her suspicions of him being Iron Man, which he denied, though he did accuse Everhart of calling him a superhero, which she denied as well. Shortly following this exchange, Stark told the world that Everhart was right and he was indeed Iron Man.
Circuit de Monaco
Christine Everhart accompanied Justin Hammer to Monaco since she had to interview him for Vanity Fair. While there, they bumped into Tony Stark and Pepper Potts, who were also attending. Hammer tried to speak to Stark and tease him, but was quickly mocked for losing military contracts. Everhart then attempted to make Stark jealous, only to be humiliated when Tony casually mentioned their brief tryst.
Everhart lost interest in Hammer when Stark informed her that he had lost his contract with the government, but she continued the interview anyway, and Hammer insisted that he and Stark had a close friendship as well as a rivalry. When Stark was shown on television commandeering a race car to join the race, Everhart claimed to Hammer that she needed to make a phone call to her editor, leaving him alone at their table while she pursued this story.
Working for WHiH World News
Reporting on the Avengers
Some time later, Everhart left Vanity Fair and found employment with WHiH World News. During this time, she reported on the aftermath of the Avengers' recent Battle of Sokovia as well as commenting on Scott Lang's release from prison. Everhart would later interview Lang a day before his release, discussing his heist on Vistacorp and his intentions behind it.
Everhart later discussed the issue of more government control and transparency on super-powered citizens, regarding the recent conflict in Sokovia. She then reported more details on the multi-million dollar robbery by the now convicted cyber-criminal, Scott Lang, in light of his upcoming release from prison. Everhart also mentioned Lang's multiple claims against Vistacorp that the company has been robbing their own clients for years, but Everhart remarked that an SEC investigation found no proof of his allegations.
Interviewing Scott Lang
- "Mr. Lang, with all due respect, WHiH has been covering global news in detail for the past two decades. From the recent security breach at S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters, to the earth-shattering events at Sokovia. I reported on Tony Stark in Gulmira and believe me, you're no Tony Stark."
- ―Christine Everhart to Scott Lang
Everhart interviewed Scott Lang, a day before his release from San Quentin State Prison. They discussed the reason behind his heist; however, Lang felt that Everhart was being unfair to him, due to Vistacorp being one of the financial backers of the news station. His animosity towards the remarks made by the news anchor resulted in him getting tased.
Discussion of Regulation
For a special report of Newsfront, Everhart was joined by Will Adams to discuss the intervention and later repercussions of heroes like the Avengers. The two had opposing views on the matter, Everhart thinking the heroes should be held accountable for the devastation left behind, while Adams didn't think they should even be questioned for their heroics. In their discussion, they addressed the HYDRA's resurfacing through S.H.I.E.L.D., amongst other instances of the Avengers saving lives.
In the next segment of the report, Everhart and Adams discussed the financial responsibilities for the damages the heroes cause during their "exploits", as Everhart put it, although Adams rephrased that they were saving their lives. Everhart raised the question on whether it should be left to the ones who cause the damages, or the citizens left in the aftermath. After interviewing some civilians on the matter, they were still left without a definitive answer to their question.
Everhart then reported that the finical cost of the cleanups from the Battle at the Triskelion, the Battle of New York and the Battle of Sokovia have crossed the trillion dollar mark. Adams informed Everhart of President Matthew Ellis and the White House's position on the matter, commemorating the cleanup effort of Washington, D.C. and signalling out Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson for their heroics, and that those actually responsible have been neutralized, much to Everhart's disagreement.
Everhart then announced Ellis meeting with Thaddeus Ross to discuss a potential role in politics for him. When Adams addressed the effectiveness of heroes, Everhart didn't believe they were, and believed that bringing in Ross would help governments work with the heroes. Despite passionately discussing the topic, Everhart and Adams were not able to come to an agreement.
Interviewing President Ellis
- "Increasing numbers of world leaders are calling for oversight of the Avengers especially in light of recent events and sensitive data being leaked to the public. Simply put: What is your position on this?"
- ―Christine Everhart to Matthew Ellis
Everhart was able to get President Matthew Ellis in for an interview to ask him about nominating Thaddeus Ross as Secretary of State, and his thoughts on regulating the Avengers. Ellis informed Everhart on his view on the sensitive topic, in that he supported the heroes for their noble efforts.
However, he added that these heroes should collaborate with the government, which Everhart happily enquired if Ross would be the one to facilitate this relationship. Ellis claimed that Ross would due to his experience while serving. After concluding the interview, Will Adams suggested speaking with any of the heroes directly to understand their position on the matter, which Everhart found herself agreeing with, much to her surprise. Everhart then revealed her desire to meet Captain America.
Reporting on the Lagos Attack
After the catastrophe of the Avengers' battle with Crossbones in Lagos, Nigeria, Everhart was tasked with reporting on it, alongside Will Adams. Everhart spoke with correspondent Jackson Norris, who was at the scene and informed them of the Avengers present during the incident, as well as Brock Rumlow's involvement.
Everhart then cut Norris off to listen to President Matthew Ellis addressing the incident. Everhart then took from Ellis that something needs to be done about the Avengers, but Adams argued it was just about supporting the Avengers. However, Everhart was strongly against Adams' views on the heroes, believing they should be regulated.
Years later, Everhart developed a more conservative viewpoint, which she expresses during her newscasts for WHiH World News. Everhart seems to be against superheroes and their unregulated actions, though she does acknowledge how much they have assisted humanity. Scott Lang, though not yet a costumed hero, was so irritated by Everhart's unapologetic conservatism that he had to be tased by a prison security guard.
- Tony Stark/Iron Man † - Interviewee and One-Night Stand
- Pepper Potts
- Happy Hogan
- Justin Hammer - Interviewee
- WHiH World News
- President Matthew Ellis - Interviewee
|Appearances for Christine Everhart|
In chronological order:
- In the comics, Christine Everhart is a reporter for the Daily Bugle.
- Everhart's journalist credentials secure her invitations to major social and news events.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Iron Man
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Iron Man 2
- ↑ WHIH Newsfront Promo
- ↑ WHIH Newsfront Top Stories
- ↑ WHIH EXCLUSIVE: Scott Lang Interview
- ↑ AVENGERS IMPACT: A WHIH Newsfront Special Report
- ↑ WHIH Newsfront: The Cost of Saving the World
- ↑ WHIH Newsfront: The Avengers and The White House
- ↑ WHIH Newsfront Exclusive: President Ellis Discusses the Avengers
- ↑ WHIH Breaking News: Attack in Lagos