The Secret Empire
The Secret Empire
Personal Info:
Leader(s): Number One
Also Known As: Committee to Regain America's Principles
Purpose: Unknown
First Appearance: Tales to Astonish Vo.1 81 (1966) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Cheer Chadwick, Hesperus Chadwick, Richard Cholmondely Thomas Gloucester, Shocktroopers, William Taurey, Harcourt Vickers
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Captain America, Thunderbolts, Hulk, Defenders and Spider-Man
Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
The Secret Empire has access to vast wealth, influence and advanced technology. It employs a number of super powered and non-super powered operatives.
The Secret Empire is a subversive organization concerned with conquering the U.S.A. through surreptitious means such as forming underground armies and engaging in deeply layered conspiracies. Traditionally, the Secret Empire has been organized by code numbers given to each member which indicates their rank within the organization. The nine highest-ranking members originally comprised the Council of Nine to provide direction for the rest of the organization, while the person who held the rank of Number One served as the supreme leader. (The original Secret Empire was funded by the terrorist group Hydra, and its underground branch called THEM made the Empire a branch of Hydra alongside its own scientific division, A.I.M. Later iterations of the Empire were completely self-sufficient.)
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