Paige Huntly is K.N.Y.F.E., the Kinetic Neutralizer Yielding Flawless Execution. As ostentatious as her codename is, it was not at all a stretch by her superiors at FILTER, as it was a later addition to her already impressive resume.
After only half a decade in the Scottish Marines, she was recruited personally by Warden Hoeffle to head up The Block's Special Operations team. Her track record there was as impeccable as the rest of her official - and unofficial - records. However, spending over a decade around the The Block’s occupants and its temporal containment systems irrevocably altered her physiology, which took more of a toll on Huntly than it did most. She spent weeks in the neo-superhuman development wing of the infirmary as energy spikes erupted all over her body. Her recovery time was impressive, yet the power fluctuations managed to deal millions of dollars of damage to the surrounding sick bay, medical equipment, and a few unfortunate members of the medical staff.
The fortnight out of commission only steeled Huntly for more action. She re-entered the field, now armed with not only her highly customized FILTER power-suit which augmented her not-inconsiderable strength, but also an array of close-range energy projection powers. Eager for a challenge, the agent now known as KNYFE began taking assignments in more and more dangerous environs. However, the more assignments she successfully completed, the more she noticed a trend towards certain timelines and realities. An event was on the temporal horizon, and one specific reality seemed to be the crux of that event.
When she brought her concerns to her superiors at FILTER, she was admonished for considering interference. “We don’t mess with timelines ending or beginning: that’s too much trouble,” she was told. This was far from satisfactory, however. Paige Huntly had never been one to sit on the sidelines, and now, she was stronger than ever. Abandoning her post at FILTER, she began her search for the temporal crossroads which drew the lines of the Multiverse closer with each cosmic event.
KNYFE: Rogue Agent
First Appearance: Cosmic Concurrence #24
After leaving F.I.L.T.E.R., Paige Huntley sought more information on the cosmic zenith which loomed in the temporal horizon. She knew at least a little of what to look for, and digging into the research and observation files of some of the most brilliant minds and studied researchers brought her closer and closer to the inevitable conclusion: things were going to get worse. Much, much worse. In that time, the hero known as K.N.Y.F.E. had to refit her suit to fit her new goals. She focused on speed and stealth, rather than protection and damage.
As an infiltrator, K.N.Y.F.E. is just as dangerous, but in a different way. And good luck keeping your secrets from her hands - if you have information she wants, she is probably already on her way.