Hydra is a authoritarian terrorist-criminal-paramilitary organization bent on world conquest. It was founded thousands of years ago by a group of men who worshiped an Inhuman by the name of Hive and others like him as gods who would lead humanity into a divine future through chaos. These beings were removed from power by others of their kind, but each of their followers came together to form an organization bent to conquer the world in their name. So that when the gods return, they can rule it and lead Humanity into a divine future.
Over the centuries, the cult evolved, taking many forms, with its most recent incarnation coming into existence shortly after the rise of Nazism in Germany under the leadership of Johann Schmidt as the scientific branch of the Nazi Schutzstaffel. During this time, the cult took on the name HYDRA, which has become the organization's most colloquial label.
During World War II, Schmidt separated HYDRA from Nazi Germany to start his own conquest of the world, and it was during or before this time when HYDRA seemingly abandoned the cult's original beliefs. Converting from occultism, to draconian anti-freedom principles, HYDRA became an organization of a hell-bent nature that is dedicated to this newfound political doctrine.
After its defeat at the hands of Captain America in 1945 and the subsequent disappearance of Johann Schmidt, Hydra was secretly rebuilt inside S.H.I.E.L.D. by Schmidt's top scientist Arnim Zola, who was recruited into the agency during Operation Paperclip. Though Zola's body died in the early 1970s, Hydra was already well established, and Zola's mind continued to live in a computer. In the following decades, Hydra orchestrated crises and planted roots worldwide; establishing a clandestine network of operatives engaged in political engineering and scientific research.
Uprising and Downfall
Hydra's apparent endgame was the overthrow of world governments to establish a fascist, totalitarian global state; thus pre-emptively eliminating potential threats to their new world order. With its existence publicly known, HYDRA started a war against the remnants of S.H.I.E.L.D., taking over many S.H.I.E.L.D. bases, but was still backfired by S.H.I.E.L.D.'s counteractive defenses.
S.H.I.E.L.D. then manages to take down most of HYDRA's subsidiaries and branches, leaving only a few to restart HYDRA over and over again. Members who still followed the original beliefs of Hydra took part in this as a means of smoothly and immediately transferring control of a groomed Earth to their Inhuman idol.
It was recently received a devastating blow after the events of Hydra Uprising and the apparent death of Baron von Strucker and several powerful leaders, S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers haven't done enough to take down the entire beast itself.
After the unexpected return of Red Skull and Strucker's miraculous survival during Ultimate War, he and the remaining true leaders of Hydra returned and rebegin to plan their next move toward world domination and some of the original believers continues their goal for the return of the gods they used to worship for several millennia.
- Various conventional equipment
- Recreated versions of the Super-Soldier Serum
- Various Tesseract-powered equipment
- Hydra Terror-Carrier
- Hydra Shuttle
- Several Hydra jets
- Plasma pistols and rifles
- Needle pistols
- Various conventional firearms
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