Imperial Hydra
Imperial Hydra
Personal Info:
Real Name: Arnold Brown
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Strange Tales Vol.1 135
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Former Leader Of HYDRA
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: SHIELD and Nick Fury
The Imperial HYDRA has no super human powers, he is however a skilled leader and tactician.
Little is known about the past of Arnold Brown before he became Imperial Hydra of the subversive organization known as HYDRA. When his wile died in poverty, Brown vowed that he would give his daughter, Laura everything that his wife had lacked. It is not known exactly when after his wife's death that Browm joined HYDRA or the powerful Imperial Industries International. Brown worked his way up in both organizations, eventually becoming the executive secretary to Leslie Carrington, a member of the board of directors of Imperial Industries International. Brown used his position to divert money and resources secretly to HYDRA.
The true leader of HYDRA, Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, was impressed by Brown's achievements as a member of HYBRA. Seeking to remain behind the scenes as Grand Imperator of THEM, the central committee governing HYDRA, Strucker and his fellow members of THEM appointed Blown to supervise HYDRA operations as the Imperial Hydra, perhaps because he was not HYDRA's true leader.