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Harbinger V, Five for short, is one of five remaining clones of the original Harbinger. He would eventually join the hero team, the Majors, and take up the name Limerick.


Unlike his brothers, the fifth Harbinger has developed something of a conscience.[1]


Sveta Karelia[]

Five went out of his way to save Sveta's life during the Attack on Teacher's Compound, and was ostracised from his brothers for doing so.


Five is a teenage version of the Number Man. He wears glasses.

As Limerick, he has dyed his hair, and wears a mask and a black and gold outfit with paint-splashes of color on it.[2]

Abilities and Powers[]

Main article: Number Man

Harbinger V has all the combat thinker abilities of the original Number Man, if less refined due to a lack of experience. However, he has stronger shard-enabled connection with his brothers.



Harbinger V and his brothers were all created by Bonesaw and used by the Slaughterhouse Nine to attack several locations. They proved a formidable force, until the arrival of their original and Contessa forced them to surrender.

Gold Morning[]

Harbinger V made it through the event.

Post-Time Bubble Pop[]

Harbinger V was present for the meeting before the second assault on Teacher's base. He went out of his way to save Svetas life, citing her as a reason for him developing a conscience. He was forced to go on the run from his brothers as a result of his actions.

The Ice Breaks[]

Harbinger V came out of hiding in order to assist the heroes against the Titans. He stayed by Sveta Karelia's side.[3]

Harbinger V assisted in the fight between the Shepherds and Titan Skadi.[4]

He followed Sveta to the Shardrealm, joining Breakthrough near Contessa's crystal,[5] and providing some commentary on Cauldron and Contessa.[6]

After the aftermath of the second apocalypse, Five was left without purpose. He visited the remains of Jack Slash in Los Angeles and later joined the Major Malfunctions at Svetas suggestion.[7]

Chapter Appearances[]

Worm Chapter Appearances
1. Scarab 25.1 Absent
2. Scarab 25.2 Absent
3. Scarab 25.3 Absent
4. Scarab 25.4 Absent
5. Scarab 25.5 Absent
6. Scarab 25.6 Absent
x. Interlude 25 Debut


  1. “I’ve thought about that a lot,” the Harbinger said. “I’m number five of my surviving brothers. I was always the last one to leave, when we filed out. I’d look back and see Jeanne… the closest thing we ever had to a mother. Our ‘number zero’s wife. That could have opened a crack the rest of the sentimentality flowed into. It could have been randomness. No numbers are truly random, but… I got less jobs in the last year than my brothers. More time to think, less brutality. I got handed different quote-unquote, ‘random’ memories. Maybe that created a wedge.” - Excerpt from Interlude 19.a II
  2. “He’s a loser,” Limerick says, his expression flat. The youngest member’s expression is flat, but his eyes glitter with excitement. He sports dyed hair, a mask, and a black and gold outfit with paint-splashes of color on it, despite his seemingly serious, taciturn personality. - Excerpt from Last 20.e5
  3. Infrared 19.3
  4. Interlude 19.e II
  5. Infrared 19.7
  6. Infrared 19.8
  7. Last 20.e3

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