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HYDRA
 
HYDRA
 
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Leader(s): Viper; Hydra Queen ("New" Hydra)
Also Known As: The Brotherhood of the Spear, The Thule Society
Purpose: Third Egyptian Dynasty
First Appearance: Strange Tales Vol.1 #135 (1965) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Red Skull, Norman Osborn, H.A.M.M.E.R.; Serpent Society
Base Of Operations: Worldwide
Grudges: S.H.I.E.L.D
Creators: Dick Ayers, Frank Giacoia, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
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HYDRA's many members are required to be athletic and well versed in hand-to-hand combat, firearms, and advanced technology. Each agent is trained in one of the Martial Arts and the use of weaponry. HYDRA also employs specialists talented in virtually all fields of knowledge and skills.
Equipment: HYDRA agents are usually equipped with adequate gear for their missions. A typical HYDRA agent will be armed with a blaster pistol. Section chiefs will usually have more advanced weaponry, for example Horst Eisele used fist rams designed by HYDRA’s tech division.
 
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HYDRA is a worldwide subversive organization dedicated to global domination. At its height, HYDRA was the most extensive, powerful, and dangerous such organization in history. HYDRA agents wear green costumes with cowls concealing their entire heads except for their mouths and chins. Their organization takes its name from the many-headed serpent-like monster of Greek mythology, the Lernaean Hydra, whose venom was lethal and who was known for its ability to grow two heads immediately to replace any head that was severed. HYDRA prides itself on its ability to regroup and rebuild itself, allegedly mightier than before, after any major defeat.
 
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