Madame Hydra
Madame Hydra
Personal Info:
Real Name: Ophelia Sarkissian
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Eastern Europe
First Appearance: Captain America Vol.1 110
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Leader Of Hydra, Hellfire Club (Inner Circle), Former ally of the Red Skull, Former Leader of Fangs, Serpent Society, Serpent Squad II
Base Of Operations: Worldwide
Grudges: Captain America
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Madame Hydra is a superb athlete and adept in martial arts, marksmanship, and the use of a bullwhip. She is proficient in the use of toxins and poisons, often creating her very own poisons for whatever a given situation dictates.
Longevity: Madame Hydra’s pact with the elder god Chthon, means she ages at a much slower rate.
Immunity: Madame Hydra is immune to most forms of venom and toxins.
Weapons: Madame Hydra carries a set of throwing darts tipped with a lethal poison based on the chemistry of snake venom. She also uses mundane weapons such as whips and guns alongside high-tech weaponry provided by Hydra.
Teleportation: Madame Hydra uses teleportation ring that is activated when twisted.
The woman who would become Madame Hydra was orphaned at a very young age by the death of her parents in a political revolution in Eastern Europe. After escaping the revolution, she fell victim to an accident, the details of which have never been revealed, that scarred her right eye and face. As a result, she took to wearing her hair in such a manner that it covered much of the right side of her face. For most of her adolescence and young adulthood, she struggled for survival in a transient existence throughout Europe. She found crime to be the most convenient way to make money. At some point, she entered into a pact with the Elder God Chthon, who was trapped in the mountain of Wundagore. This pact greatly slowed her aging process, allowing her to become a fearsome mercenary and criminal as the years passed.
Relying on her wits, she eventually entered the ranks of the powerful subversive organization, HYDRA as one of the few female agents it had at that time. When the Supreme Hydra Baron Wolfgang von Strucker was believed to have died in the destruction of Hydra Island, the remnants of the organization fragmented. She seized control of the faction operating out of New York City. At that point, she took the name Madame Hydra and began wearing a green costume and green lipstick, and dyed her hair green to symbolize the organization she now commanded.