Hydra / Hydra Avengers
Created by Baron von Strucker at the behest of the Red Skull, Hydra is a world-wide terrorist organization dedicated to global domination and a fascist New. . . MORE >
Created by Baron von Strucker at the behest of the Red Skull, Hydra is a world-wide terrorist organization dedicated to global domination and a fascist New World Order.
Hydra prides itself on its ability to regroup and rebuild itself and is decentralised to make it harder to attack. As such, it takes its name from the myth of the Hydra, "if a head is cut off, two more will take its place".
During the Secret Empire crossover, a new, villainous version of Steven Rogers (Captain America) is created who is a Hydra sleeper agent.
Becoming the Hydra Supreme, Captain America forms Hydra's version of the Avengers, consisting of Taskmaster, Black Ant, Deadpool, the Superior Octopus, the Scarlet Witch (possessed by Chthon), the Vision (controlled by an A.I. virus), and Odinson.
An alternate version of Hydra appears throughout Exiles #91-94, led by Madame Hydra (Sue Storm aka 'Invisible Woman' in the regular Marvel universe) and her lover, Wolverine. Various other superhumans, including Captain America and Slaymaster are agents of Hydra in this world.