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World War II Members

    Heinz Kruger 

Heinz Kruger / "Fred Clemson"

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Richard Armitage

Voiced By: Enrique Cervantes (Latin-American Spanish dub)

Appearances: Captain America: The First Avenger

"The first of many."

A HYDRA assassin. Following Rogers' experiment, he kills Dr. Erskine and steals a vial of the Super Soldier serum. He is caught by Rogers, and commits suicide.


  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He infiltrates and wipes out the super soldier program single-handed, but it doesn't help against the newly augmented Steve Rogers.
  • Clark Kenting: His physical disguise is just a business suit and glasses, aided by using an American accent, false name, and his general anonymity.
  • Cyanide Pill: Swallows one hidden in his teeth after he gets caught by Rogers.
  • Determinator: Despite the resistance against him, he was determined to escape. Almost succeeded, too.
  • Driven to Suicide: After he's captured by Steve.
  • Fake American: invoked He poses as an American named Fred Clemson working for the State Department and then reveals that he's The Mole from HYDRA.
  • The Mole: Infiltrated the US government to shut down the Super Soldier program and acquire a sample of the serum.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Since he is "the first" of HYDRA to be coming after Rogers.
  • Professional Killer: Implied to be his profession because of all the killing he does.
  • Weapon of Choice: A Walther P38 semi-automatic pistol.
  • Who Are You?: Steve Rogers asks him this after capturing him. His answer is:
    Heinz Kruger: The first of many. Cut off one head, [pops the fake tooth containing his cyanide capsule] two more shall take its place. [foam begins to form at his mouth] Heil HYDRA! [dies]
  • Would Hurt a Child: By pointing a gun at his head and then throwing him into a river. He can swim, mercifully.

    Vincent Beckers 

Vincent Beckers

Species: Human

Portrayed By:

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

A Belgian scientist and member of HYDRA. The grandfather of Julien Beckers.


  • The Evil Genius: A scientist that designed weapons for a fascist organization.
  • Generation Xerox: His grandson Julien also works for HYDRA in the modern days.
  • Les Collaborateurs: Possibly, since he's a Belgian working for HYDRA whose members are mostly Nazi German, and Belgium was occupied by Nazi Germany at the time.

    Velt 

Velt

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Patrick Monckeberg

Appearances: Captain America: The First Avenger

The manager of a HYDRA weapons facility.


  • Middle-Management Mook: His position within the hierarchy of HYDRA.
  • Sole Survivor: He appears to be the sole HYDRA survivor of the weapons facilty.
  • You Have Failed Me: The Red Skull executes him for not dying defending the weapons facility from the Howling Commandos.

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Post-World War II Members

Winter Soldier Program

    James Buchanan Barnes / The Winter Soldier 
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    The Winter Soldiers 

The Winter Soldiers

Species: Enhanced human

Portrayed By: Jackson Spidell (Josef)

Appearances: Captain America: Civil War

Steve Rogers: Who were they?
Bucky Barnes: The most elite death squad. More kills than anyone in HYDRA history. And that was before the serum.
Sam Wilson: They all turn out like you?
Bucky Barnes: Worse.

A group of five HYDRA assassins that were empowered with the Super Soldier Serum used by Bucky Barnes. They were cryogenically frozen like Bucky Barnes was, and Captain America learns that Zemo is looking for their resting place.


  • The Ace: All of them are this, according to Bucky. They are, among other things, expert infiltrators, multilinguists, and superb assassins.
  • Asshole Victims: Zemo would have been crossing the Moral Event Horizon by shooting the five of them while they were in cryostasis, except it was mentioned earlier that unlike Bucky, the other five were already enlisted HYDRA agents before they got the serum, and were chosen for enhancement because they already had massive kill counts.
  • Ax-Crazy: After becoming enhanced, they became uncontrollable, even attacking doctors and guards at random in one scene. Bucky even said that the doctor could only control them "enough", and eventually they had to be cryogenically frozen until a means to control them properly could be determined.
  • Bald of Evil: One of the Winter Soldiers is a bald-headed man.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How Zemo killed each of them.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: As Bucky put it, they had more kills than anyone in HYDRA history before being given the Super Soldier serum.
  • Human Popsicle: They were put on ice after they suffered from collective mental instability.
  • No Name Given: Except for "Josef."
  • One-Man Army: Each of them is said to be this. If they were to awakened from their cryogenic tubes, entire countries would fall.
  • Red Herring: The Soldiers are given a fair bit of weight in Civil War, being suggested by Bucky to be the crux of Zemo's plan to "topple an empire", but it turns out Zemo had no intention of unleashing them. By the time our heroes arrive in the bunker where they were kept, Zemo has unceremoniously killed all of the Soldiers without thawing them, having only been interested in the mission records kept on the bunker's computers.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Elite and psychotic HYDRA super-soldiers kept in cryogenic stasis within a Siberian missile bunker.
  • Slain in Their Sleep: Zemo killed them during their cryostasis sleep.
  • The Smurfette Principle: One of the Soldiers is a woman.

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S.H.I.E.L.D. and U.S. Government Infiltrators

    Agent Jasper Sitwell 

Agent Jasper Sitwell

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Maximiliano Hernández, Adam Faison (young)

Voiced By: Daniel del Roble (Latin-American Spanish dub)

Appearances: Thor | The Avengers | Marvel One-Shots | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Avengers: Endgame

"I could do it. I make a great patsy."

A Level Six, then later Level Eight agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Like Coulson, he is frequently sent across the globe to handle what Fury can't.


  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, he's a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent through and through. In The Winter Soldier, however, he's revealed as an agent of HYDRA.
  • All There in the Manual: Until his story significance in The Winter Soldier, it's mainly in the shorts that he had any role at all.
  • Badass Normal: We finally get to see it come Item 47. Sitwell captures Benny and Claire by moving into the hotel room next to theirs and playing extremely loud music so that they'll come over to complain. He then has to fight off Claire while struggling to handcuff her husband and while she tries to shoot him with an alien BFG.
  • Bald of Awesome: Only known case in S.H.I.E.L.D. besides Nick Fury, the resident Bald, Black Leader Guy.
  • Bald of Evil: As revealed in The Winter Soldier, he's a HYDRA mole.
  • Bit Character: His appearances in Thor and The Avengers are very brief, and he tends to play a larger role in the shorts. Winter Soldier is the first film where Sitwell plays a major role.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: In The Winter Soldier, he is torn from a moving vehicle by the Winter Soldier to his presumed death, but in the Captain America: Winter Soldier comic book storyline, he's shot to death by a brainwashed Black Widow.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: The Winter Soldier abruptly throws him in front of a truck.
  • Evil Counterpart: Ends up being one to Coulson. Coulson is a loyal S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and a fanboy of Captain America. Sitwell was an undercover HYDRA agent and called for Steve to be shot with no remorse.
  • Exact Words: Sitwell is ordered to neutralize Benny and Claire. He does so by hiring them to S.H.I.E.L.D., putting them to work on reverse-engineering Chitauri weapons.
  • Hero Antagonist: In Item 47, where he's ordered to hunt down Benny and Claire.
  • Knife Nut: He whips one out and... used it to cut Benny and Claire's bonds.
  • Locked Out of the Loop:
    • Being a Level Six agent, he thought he was at the highest of information clearance levels. He was wrong.
      Coulson: What's your clearance level?
      Sitwell: It's Level 6. Like you... Come on, there's a Level 7?
    • This is why he and Blake thought Coulson was still dead, because his survival was classified as Level 7.
    • As of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., he has been promoted up to Level 8 alongside Coulson, where it's still part of the job description to be Locked Out of the Loop, solely because no one in Level 8 can know everything going on about the organization because it would be unsafe.
  • The Men in Black: As a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent he seems to fit the bill pretty well, looking into stolen alien technology and working to keep it under wraps.
  • The Mole: He's one for HYDRA.
  • Not So Stoic: He keeps staying calm even after being taken prisoner by Captain America and Black Widow, not taking their threat to throw him off a skyscraper seriously... until after they do throw him off, then catch him and imply they'll just keep doing that until he talks or they get bored. The near-death experience is too much for Sitwell, and he spills the beans.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He says he does "a great patsy", and offers to do it so S.H.I.E.L.D. can sabotage General Ross's meeting with Fury. Turns out he really does, having tricked the majority of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Obsessed with Food: He has a tendency to bring up what the food is like at the places he visits during otherwise serious meetings.
  • Oh, Crap!: After he starts spilling his guts to Steve, Natasha, and Sam, Sitwell stops talking for a moment and remarks "Pierce is gonna kill me". Sure enough, the Winter Soldier kills him a few minutes later.
  • Pet the Dog: With the revelation that Sitwell is HYDRA, his sparing of Benny and Claire becomes this. It then becomes Harsher in Hindsight when you realize that Benny was involved in the R&D group that would design the helicarriers that HYDRA would come extremely close to assassinating 20 million people with.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: After discovering that he was HYDRA's, his past more charitable actions (including sparing Benny and Claire and preventing Abomination from becoming an Avenger) look more darkly practical rather than morally motivated.
  • Race Lift: In the comics Sitwell is Caucasian and blond, while in the films he's bald and Honduran-American.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He comes off as a little more laid-back Red Oni compared to the stuffier Coulson's Blue Oni.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: After being informed of the World Security Council's decision to put the Abomination on the Avengers, he and Coulson start plotting a way to stop this. Though given that Sitwell is HYDRA, he was probably more concerned that Blonsky was too unstable.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Like all S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, he dresses very well.
  • Schmuck Bait: In Avengers: Endgame, Cap probably has the easiest time attaining his Infinity Stone by swindling Loki's scepter out of his and Rumlow's hands by simply whispering "Hail HYDRA" in his ear. The smirk Cap flashes seconds later screams of "Psssh, sucker!"
  • The Smart Guy: One of the smartest agents S.H.I.E.L.D. deploys.
  • The Stoic: Sitwell has some Nerves of Steel, and rarely shows fear. For instance, when caught aboard a S.H.I.E.L.D. ship that had been hijacked by Ruthless Modern Pirates, all the other hostages were frightened but Sitwell looked mostly bored. His calmness wasn't unfounded, as just before a pirate was about to kill him, said pirate dropped dead by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Coulson after his "death". While he's appeared beforehand in the films, Item 47 hinted he would take Phil's place as the everyman of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Blake even accidentally calls him "Coulson" due to force of habit. However, this was negated when Coulson was revealed to be alive. Ironically, in the comics Sitwell has been around since the 60's, whereas Coulson is a very recent Canon Immigrant, so you'd think it would be the other way around.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In regards to High-Altitude Interrogation. He thinks it's the version where the hero holds him over the edge, threatening to drop and he knows that Steve is too much of a Nice Guy to threaten an unarmed man like that. He's right, but the Black Widow isn't.
  • You Have Failed Me: Killed by the Winter Soldier for selling out HYDRA to Captain America and his allies.

    Brock Rumlow / Crossbones 

Agent Brock Rumlow / Crossbones

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"This is going to hurt."
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"I don't work like that no more."
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"You know, I think I look pretty good, all things considered."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Frank Grillo

Voiced By: Rafael Pacheco (Latin-American Spanish dub)

Appearances: Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Captain America: Civil War | Avengers: Endgame

"There are no prisoners with HYDRA. Just order. And order only comes with pain. You ready for yours?"

A HYDRA agent within S.H.I.E.L.D., and a STRIKE team commander.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Zig-zagged. In the comics, Rumlow has always been an unrepentant thug with zero redeeming characteristics. In The Winter Soldier, he's a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent... who turns out to be a HYDRA agent, and by Civil War he has left HYDRA and any of its Knight Templar, fascist beliefs with them, now focused on revenge on Cap.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the comics, Rumlow was a firm loyalist of the Red Skull, embodying Schmidt's fascistic ideals. Here, his loyalty to HYDRA is based in its modern-day, Knight Templar rhetoric, long after Schmidt's Card-Carrying Villain methods have been discarded. Even after dropping any pretension of good intentions, Rumlow shows no sign of following any kind of Nazi ideology; his gang in Civil War consists of multinational and multiracial mercenaries.
  • Advertised Extra: In Captain America: Civil War; Brock Rumlow/Crossbones played a crucial role in the comic book arc (by killing Captain America at the very end, even if he did get brought back eventually). Here, despite a heavy presence in the marketing and merchandising (he even got his own Hot Toys figure), he helps to kick-start the main plot of the movie by committing suicide in the second scene. And his comic arc has more to do with an ongoing Red Skull plot in Captain America's book, with the Civil War element only tangentially related.
  • And This Is for...: Almost said word for word in Captain America: Civil War.
    Rumlow: This is for dropping a building on my face!
  • Avenging the Villain: Averted. In the interquel comic Rumlow makes it clear he's motivated by personal revenge rather than any remaining loyalty to HYDRA, who he explicitly disavows.
  • Badass Boast: He's one of the toughest agents around and he knows it, as shown when he brags before fighting Sam Wilson aka "Falcon".
    Rumlow: This is gonna hurt. There are no prisoners with HYDRA. Just order, and order only comes through pain. You ready for yours? [after beating Falcon down again] You're out of your depth, kid.
  • Badass Normal:
    • In Winter Soldier he's just a well-trained ordinary human, but he dominates in his fight with Sam and can even briefly hold out against Captain America in a fight, albeit not to the same extent as Batroc.
    • After becoming Crossbones, Rumlow seems to have acquired advanced combat equipment (including a pair of powered gauntlets that look and operate suspiciously like Stark tech), that allow him to match Captain America in a fight. He can also fight evenly against Black Widow even without relying on his powered gauntlets.
  • Bad Boss: In Civil War, he drops a live grenade into a jeep with two of his men in an attempt to kill Natasha.
  • Beard of Evil: A Perma-Stubble goatee.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: The gauntlets he uses in Civil War have deployable ones.
  • Body Horror: Rumlow survived having a Helicarrier crash into a building while he was inside of said building. The end result isn't pretty. In Civil War, he shows that the various burns and debris left his face incredibly disfigured, prompting him to primarily sport a mask.
  • The Brute: He acts as Pierce's main muscle in The Winter Soldier.
  • Co-Dragons: With the Winter Soldier, to Alexander Pierce. Of those two, Rumlow is more active, and seems to be the blunt hammer and everyday right-hand man. When things really need to get done, the higher-ups call in Bucky/the Winter Soldier.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Zig-zagged. He's never referred to as 'Crossbones' in Winter Soldier, having not yet taken up the alias, and the only hint is the cross-shape of his weapon straps across his chest; Civil War, however, sees him finally identified as such, and donning a helmet and armored pads painted to resemble his comics counterpart.
  • Deadpan Snarker: At least as part of his façade as Cap and Black Widow's friendly colleague.
    Rumlow: [after saving Steve from one mook when Cap's already taken every other one out] Yeah, you seemed pretty helpless without me.
  • Disability Superpower: Most likely due to nerve damage from his injuries and the resulting surgeries, he's able to No-Sell Black Widow's stun darts, which are strong enough to stagger even the superhuman Black Panther.
  • Dragon Their Feet: He's still fighting Sam after Pierce and HYDRA's Helicarriers have been dispatched.
  • Ear Ache: Under his helmet in Civil War, part of his outer ear is melted.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In The Winter Soldier, he looks noticeably uneasy at Bucky's treatment by Pierce. He's dropped these objections by Civil War, using Bucky's suffering as a cruel taunt at Cap.
  • Evil All Along: Rumlow's been a member of HYDRA for God knows how long.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Introduced as a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague of Cap and Black Widow and on friendly terms with them, but eventually turns on them, because he's a member of HYDRA.
  • Facial Horror: His burn scars, as seen in Civil War, are extensive and quite horrific. Cap pauses in shock for a moment at the sight of Rumlow's disfigurement.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's personable enough, and even claims that his assault on Cap is nothing personal, but he's still a loyal agent of HYDRA and ruthless killer.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Cap. They're on opposite sides of the S.H.I.E.L.D.-HYDRA conflict, but according to the DVD commentary, he actually has a degree of admiration for Cap. This suggests that his attack on Cap may have indeed been Nothing Personal, despite what Cap believes. Averted in Civil War, however, as noted below.
  • Feel No Pain: Catches a Taser to the neck and doesn't even flinch, implying that his severe injuries have also screwed up his pain receptors.
    Crossbones: I don't work like that no more!
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: In Civil War, under his mask Rumlow's face is pretty heavily scarred up from having S.H.I.E.L.D. Headquarters dropped on his head.
  • It's Personal: He stops being a Friendly Enemy to Cap in Civil War for obvious reasons.
    Rumlow: This is for dropping a building on my face.
  • Karmic Death: He attempts to use a bomb to take out himself, Cap, and any nearby civilians. However, Wanda uses her powers to suppress the blast and contain in a ball of energy with Crossbones, so instead of the quick Taking You with Me he likely hoped, he ends up being simultaneously burned alive and crushed, screaming the whole way until he explodes. It's also entirely possible that after realizing that the explosion wasn't instant, he also realized he hadn't succeeded in killing Cap.
  • Knight Templar: If his remarks towards the end of The Winter Soldier are any indication, Rumlow fully believes in HYDRA's goals. It's no longer the case in Civil War, as he is now working as a mercanary out for revenge and in the Infinite Prelude comic he even states he is no longer working for HYDRA's goals.
  • The Lancer: Prior to HYDRA's uncloaking he acted as Captain America's Number Two in missions.
  • Made of Iron: He survived a Helicarrier crashing into the building he was in. He's not in good shape afterwards, though, and in Civil War lampshades that, considering the fact he was caught in a floor collapse with only the injuries he did sustain, means he got off fairly easily.
  • The Mole: One of the many HYDRA moles.
  • Mook Lieutenant: As the leader of S.T.R.I.K.E.
  • Nerves of Steel: Easily the most cool headed member of both S.T.R.I.K.E. and the rest of the Hydra agents sent to try and capture Cap in the elevator. Everyone else is either sweating in anticipation or giving away their plans via posture or acting unnatural. Rumlow has his arms crossed and makes small talk to try and lower Cap's guard.
  • Nothing Personal: Claims this when attacking Cap. Steve begs to differ. Averted in Civil War, where he holds an immense grudge against Cap for the brutal damage he suffered at the end of The Winter Soldier. It leads to him trying to take Steve out in a last-ditch suicide bomb.
  • Not Quite Dead: At the climax of The Winter Soldier, he's seemingly crushed to death under debris when a helicarrier crashes into the floor of the building he's in. A sequence before the credits reveals he's badly scarred and in critical condition, but still alive.
  • Obviously Evil: According to Ant-Man, who can't believe that the Avengers gave him and Sitwell Loki's Scepter back in 2012.
    Ant-Man: Who are those guys?
    Tony Stark: S.H.I.E.L.D. Well, actually, HYDRA, but we didn't know that yet.
    Ant-Man: Seriously? They look like bad guys!
  • Perma-Stubble: It gives him a rugged, tough-guy look.
  • Power Fist: As Crossbones, he has a pair of gauntlets which can punch with enough force to send Captain America flying.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Though ruthless, he knows better than to shoot Rogers in broad daylight, after spotting a news helicopter filming overhead. Instead he opts to capture him and transport him some place abandoned where they can shoot him and dump the body.
  • Rogue Agent: By the time of Civil War, he's detached himself from both S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA completely, and has taken to robbing banks in Lagos with his own gang of Mooks in order to draw out Captain America. Notably, he doesn't go out with a final "Hail HYDRA" like so many other operatives.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Serves as the Starter Villain of Civil War and dies during the first 10 minutes, though he inadvertently kicks off the main plot. Indeed, his final appearance in the MCU wound up being in a flashback during Avengers: Endgame.
  • Taking You with Me: In the opening of Civil War, he gets outfought by Cap and tries to set off a bomb that will take them both out, as well as the surrounding block of people. He fails in his goal, as Wanda telekinetically contains the blast and lifts Crossbones into the air away from Steve. However, the explosion ends up packing too much power for her to hold back for long, and a number of people in the nearby building are killed as a result.
  • Tranquil Fury: All of his lines in his Crossbones identity are filled with this, and even dips into Deadpan Snarker territory, even though his mission by this stage is ending Cap for his injuries.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In The Winter Soldier, Rumlow at least acted jovial enough, and seemed to believe that HYDRA's goals would serve the greater good. By Civil War, he's a vicious brute who couldn't care less about the state of the world and just wants to kill Cap for causing his injuries, not caring if innocent people get caught in the crossfire.
  • Weapon of Choice: He and his S.T.R.I.K.E. team carry electrified shock batons that are powerful enough to knock-out a mercenary with a single touch and hurt Rogers.
  • We Have Reserves: Rather than waste time fighting Black Widow one-on-one, he drops her into an armored truck with his own fanatically loyal men and throws down a grenade, entrusting they'll hold her just long enough for everyone to be killed in the explosion.
  • Villainous Legacy:
    • His suicide bombing was the straw that broke the camel's back in regards of the Avengers being Destructive Saviours and caused the Sokovia Accords to be implemented.
    • The gauntlets he used to fight Captain America in Lagos were salvaged by Adrian Toomes' clean-up company/criminal group in Spider-Man: Homecoming and subsequently retrofitted with air-blast tech, becoming the primary weapons of Jackson Brice and Herman Schultz, aka The Shocker.

    Jack Rollins 

Agent Jack Rollins

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"Was he wearing a parachute?"

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Callan Mulvey

Voiced By: Dan Osorio (Latin-American Spanish dub)

Appearances: Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Avengers: Endgame

A HYDRA operative that was part of the infiltration of S.H.I.E.L.D., acting as a member of STRIKE.


  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, Jack Rollins is a loyal agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. infiltrated within the Roxxon Corporation
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He's blond in the comics but dark-haired in the MCU.
  • The Brute: He's a brute to a brute, working as Rumlow's second on the field.
  • Evil All Along: Along with the rest of the STRIKE Team, he's a devotee of HYDRA.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He's introduced as a member of the S.H.I.E.L.D. STRIKE Team, but he's secretly a member of HYDRA.
  • Jerkass: Rollins lacks any of Rumlow's more affable qualities.
  • The Mole: One of the many HYDRA moles witin S.H.I.E.L.D..
  • Perpetual Frowner: Rollins' expression never changes from a dour glare.
  • Stupid Evil: He prepares to execute Cap in public after capturing him. Rumlow has to rein him in to maintain the illusion that they're legitimate law enforcement officials.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He's incapacitated by Natasha and isn't seen again, meaning he was probably arrested in the aftermath of the Triskelion attack.

    Russo 

Russo

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Jon Sklaroff

Appearances: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

A HYDRA operative inside S.H.I.E.L.D., acting as a captain in Project Insight.


  • The Mole: One of the many HYDRA moles within S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Mook Lieutenant: He commands other Project Insight agents who are also HYDRA moles.

    Hauer 

Hauer

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Lou Ferrigno Jr.

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

A HYDRA operative inside S.H.I.E.L.D. stationed at the Rat.


  • The Mole: One of the many HYDRA moles within S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Number Two: After the liberation of Werner Reinhardt (aka Daniel Whitehall), Hauer becomes the personal aide to the aged HYDRA leader.

    Mark Smith 

Mark Smith

Species: Human

Portrayed By: N/A

Appearances: Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude - This Scepter'd Isle comic

A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent recruited into HYDRA by Wolfgang von Strucker.


  • Dude Where Is My Respect/The Resenter: Mark is resentful of being put into R&D instead of the field after a psychological evaluation by Maria Hill. This resentment is what makes HYDRA approach him.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: His appearance and name are based on the real Mark Smith, VP Routing and Tours of Victory Hill Exhibitions, responsible for the Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Exhibition at Discovery Times Square in New York City.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Part of the plot of the comic is his recruitment into HYDRA.
  • The Mole: One of the many HYDRA moles within S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Shoot Your Mate: His final test to prove his loyalty to HYDRA is to kill his colleague, Nicholas Cooper, which he does.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The comic makes no mention of what happens to him after HYDRA's infiltration is exposed.

    Mark Basso 

Mark Basso

Species: Human

Portrayed By: N/A

Appearances: Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude - This Scepter'd Isle comic

A HYDRA mole within S.H.I.E.L.D..


  • Beard of Evil: He's a member of a fascist organization and has a full beard.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: His appearance and name are based on the real Mark Basso, Assistant Editor and Project Manager at Marvel Entertainment.
  • The Mole: One of the many HYDRA moles within S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. He shares the same first name with Mark Smith, another HYDRA mole in S.H.I.E.L.D., and both appear in the same comic.

    Others 

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    Kara Palamas / Agent 33 

Kara Lynn Palamas / Agent 33

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Maya Stojan, Ming-Na Wen

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (first appears in Episode 25: "Making Friends and Influencing People")

A former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent now brainwashed into serving HYDRA.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her comics counterpart is a blonde.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: An honest S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, brainwashed by HYDRA, manipulated by Ward into his loyal aide and lover, then killed by Ward when he mistakes her for May, leaving Ward grieving over her dead body.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Becomes this after being brainwashed into a HYDRA agent.
  • Birds of a Feather: She and Ward are both very damaged people who (unlike Ward and Skye) more genuinely understand one another and can support each other emotionally. This leads to them developing a relationship.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Her entire introductory episode is spent getting conditioned by Whitehall, finally succumbing at the end.
  • Dark Action Girl: After successfully being brainwashed, she uses her secret agents skills for HYDRA.
  • Designated Girl Fight: Her most prominent on-screen fights have been with May, Skye and Bobbi. This is especially obvious since every other Action Girl in the series, including the three she's fought, have all proven to be more than a match for the men, including Dark Action Girls like her who fight male heroes.
  • Discard and Draw: The mask fused over her face has enough memory for three different faces. To mimic a new one, she must delete an old one.
  • The Dragon: Becomes a replacement lieutenant for Whitehall after Bakshi is captured by S.H.I.E.L.D.. In the latter half of Season 2, becomes this to Grant Ward.
  • Electronic Speech Impediment: One symptom of having her mask fused to her face.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • To May, after using a hologram mask to impersonate her and getting stuck that way.
    • She's also a Foil to May in that her loyalty to Whitehall is unquestioning and compelled by brainwashing, whereas May's loyalty to Coulson is based on a long friendship and history of shared service, and she's never afraid to argue with him. In fact, Coulson sees through Agent 33's impersonation of May in "Face My Enemy" because she is agreeing too readily with his orders to take his place if he goes off the deep end.
  • Evil Duo: Became this with Whitehall near the end of the first half of Season 2 after Bakshi's capture. In the latter half of Season 2 becomes this with Grant Ward.
  • Facial Horror: Getting a live wire to the face tends to leave scars. The nanomask is fused to her face with a horrific burn in the area the wire destroyed. She eventually gets the mask fixed, but the burn is still there, as shown when she deactivates it.
  • Famous Last Words: "Baby..."
  • Hazy Feel Turn: After Whitehall's death, she's left completely lost about what to do next with her life, and teams up with Ambiguously Evil Ward simply for a lack of other options.
  • Lady and Knight: She becomes Ward's Bright Lady after he is rejected (read: shot in the back) by Skye. After Whitehall's death she's like a wounded dove that inspires him towards a new purpose; helping her.
  • Loss of Identity: After Whitehall's death, she all but loses herself, but with Ward's help, Kara manages to reclaim her old identity.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Her brainwashing made her an agent of Whitehall, not HYDRA. She is dismayed by his death and doesn't know what to do with herself.
  • Not So Different: With Ward. Both were S.H.I.E.L.D. agents that defected to HYDRA, only Kara didn't have a choice and Ward was technically a HYDRA agent first. Both have superiors with undying loyalty (though Ward was more loyal to John Garrett than HYDRA); with their deaths they didn't know what to do. Both have a grudge against someone in S.H.I.E.L.D.: Coulson and/or May for Ward, Bobbi for Kara.
  • Race Lift: White in the comics, Hispanic here. Thanks to the mask permanently fused to her face, now appears Asian. Until the mask is repaired, enabling her to resemble her true appearance again even if it can't ever be removed for real.
  • Redemption Rejection: She pretends to stay with SHIELD for psychological recovery at Ward's urging, but it's all a ploy to exact vengeance on Bobbi. This bloodlust leads to her own accidental death at Ward's hands.
  • Satellite Character: Deconstructed. While her entire life revolves around helping Ward... this is because she is completely, utterly insane, and has lost her own psyche. She also does have her own wants and needs, making it more co-dependence.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: Being electrically shocked while disguised as May fuses the mask to her face, along with giving her a horrible burn on her left eye that makes the disguise useless. She eventually gets it fixed, but the mask is still stuck to her. She can now shift at will, but can only keep three faces in memory. In order to gain any other identities, she has to give one up. However, she can also deactivate the mask and have her original (though still scarred) face. By the time of "The Frenemy of my Enemy", she's able to contact her mother and get a photo of herself pre-scarred, allowing her to have her own face without the damage.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: Dies in the Season 2 finale, cementing Ward's turn to a full, true villain, and head of Hydra.
  • Tragic Monster: As she points out, Whitehall wiped away whoever she was. Essentially, Kara Palamas is dead. She is very relieved when she is able to reclaim her old name, and as of "The Frenemy of My Enemy" she prefers to be called Kara again. It didn't remove her hatred against Bobbi for her betrayal.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: Averted. She had Bobbi at gunpoint, but realizes she's not afraid to die and has no remorse for betraying Kara. Shooting her then and there won't give her closure. So Ward decided to try something else.
  • You Are Number 6: Initially referred to by her S.H.I.E.L.D. callsign and with no name given. She's eventually revealed to be Kara Palamas, an obscure character from the Hercules comics.

    Julien Beckers 

Julien Beckers

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Michael Enright

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 28: "A Fractured House")

The Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs and a member of HYDRA.


    Marcus Scarlotti 

Marcus Scarlotti

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Falk Hentschel

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 28: "A Fractured House")

A mercenary and HYDRA operative hired to frame S.H.I.E.L.D. for attacking the United Nations and to eliminate S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.


  • Adaptation Name Change: His first name is "Marco" in the comics.
  • Adaptational Nationality: He's American in the comics. Here, he's likely a German, since his actor is German. This is likely why his name is changed.
  • Bond One-Liner: When Agent Walters is Killed Mid-Sentence by one of his splinter bombs, Scarlotti responds with "You were saying?"
  • False Flag Operation: He leads a HYDRA attack on the UN while claiming to be S.H.I.E.L.D. in order to turn the world's militaries on them. He and his team take out six S.H.I.E.L.D. agents with ease.
  • Knife Nut: He has a wicked looking combat knife, as well as a knife-and-chain weapon.
  • Mythology Gag: He pulls out a knife-and-chain to fight May in the safehouse. Scarlotti is the first Whiplash in the comics, though his weapons were closer to Vanko's Whiplash suits in Iron Man 2.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Bobbi Morse mentions that Scarlotti almost killed Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, a few years ago.

    Toshiro Mori 

Toshiro Mori

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mori_toshiro.jpg

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Brian Tee

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 28: "A Fractured House")

A Japanese engineer and weapons designer for HYDRA.


    Dr. Lingenfelter 

Dr. Lingenfelter

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Dale Waddington

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

A HYDRA scientist serving Daniel Whitehall.


  • The Evil Genius: She's a brilliant scientist using her expertise in the service of fascist, genocidal maniac Daniel Whitehall.
  • Middle-Management Mook: She's in charge of a team of HYDRA scientist and reports directly to Whitehall.

    Kenneth Turgeon 

Kenneth Turgeon

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"The higher you go, the scarier it is."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Adam Kulbersh

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (first appears in Episode 25: "Making Friends and Influencing People")

"The time tables have moved up, and I have been called upstairs to fill them in. No prep time, no powerpoint, just me, pants around my ankles, talking out of my butt."

A HYDRA scientist and supervisor.


  • Affably Evil: Sure, he works in an evil organization bent on world domination and killing a ton of people, but he's extremely friendly about it.
  • Benevolent Boss: He tries to keep Simmons from moving up in HYDRA because it's more dangerous the higher you go.
  • Canon Foreigner: He has no direct comic counterpart.
  • Frame-Up: He gets framed as S.H.I.E.L.D.'s mole in HYDRA by Simmons, who plants her Flex Screen in his desk.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Despite being pretty affable, he's very excited about the prospect of HYDRA gaining the ability to kill millions using the Obelisk.
    Simmons: Do you have any idea what this means? We could kill millions of people, perhaps even billions.
    Turgeon: Pretty awesome, huh?

    Others 

Octavian Bloom's Cell

    Accountant 

The Accountant

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Kyle David Pierce

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 33: "Aftershocks")

A HYDRA agent loyal to Octavian Bloom sent to kill the Banker.


Grant Ward's Cell

    Kebo 

Kebo

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Daz Crawford

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (first appears in Episode 44: "S.O.S., Part 2")

The second-in-command of Ward's new HYDRA cell.


  • Bald of Evil: Not a hair on this HYDRA operative's head.
  • The Dragon: He serves as Ward's second-in-command.
  • Electrified Bathtub: He managed to match and nearly kill Bobbi in a straight fight, but Bobbi killed him by using her electrified escrima sticks while he's trying to get out of a swimming pool the two had previously been fighting in.
  • Evil Brit: Speaks in a noticeable British accent.
  • Last Episode, New Character: Shows up in a single scene right at the end of Season 2, when Ward decides to take over HYDRA.
  • Mouth of Sauron: He acts as Ward's voice when dealing with new recruits before they get to meet Ward.
  • Mugging the Monster: Is assigned to torture Werner von Strucker, who beats him easily once he starts fighting back.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Considering Ward and his HYDRA cell's status as Big Bad Wannabe, Kebo surprisingly manages to pose a serious threat to Bobbi.
  • Number Two: He's constantly at Ward's side throughout his introductory episode in Season 3 and Ward entrusts him with tasks such as torturing/evaluating Werner for leadership, screening recruits and Ward's own protection.

    Spud 

Spud

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Daniel Feuerriegel

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 47: "A Wanted (Inhu)man")

"[Spud is] a psychopath. He's a murderous thief who I once saw bite a man's nose clean off."
Lance Hunter

An old acquaintance of Lance Hunter working for HYDRA. He later becomes a contact for Grant Ward's HYDRA faction.


  • Ax-Crazy: Lance describes him as a murderous psychopath.
  • Beard of Evil: A psycho murderer with a full goatee.
  • The Brute: He's huge, and he's all muscle. If he didn't sneak in a knuckle duster in his pocket, Hunter would've been killed by him.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: When Hunter passed as an arms dealer who wished to sell to HYDRA; Spud explained that their new leader (Ward) had trust issues and would only meet with Hunter if he proved himself in a fight to the death. When they arrived to the fight club and Hunter asked whom he was fighting, Spud revealed he was the one to challenge him, as he wanted revenge from Hunter for... Hunter having mocked him for years.
  • Evil Brit: He's a British member of a neofascist terrorist organization.
  • Faux Affably Evil: When Hunter reunites with him at a pub, he's all drinks and laughs talking about the good old days. Then not long after reveals that he's a hateful nutjob with one hell of a disproportionate grudge.
  • Man Bites Man: Hunter relates a story about Spud biting a man's nose off.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He wanted to kill Hunter because he apparently made fun of him once for crying over a love song. He's held onto that resentment for years.
  • Villain Ball: Believing himself to have won the fight with Hunter, Spud turned to the crowd and let out a loud roar as he prepared to kill Hunter. This gave Hunter enough time to get up and, now wearing knuckle dusters, punch him straight in the jaw three times with such force that Spud fell to the ground dead.

Brigadier General Hale's Cell

    Candice Lee 

Candice Lee

Portrayed By: Shontae Saldana

General Hale's aide.


  • Canon Foreigner: There's no Candice Lee in the comic books.
  • Enigmatic Minion: Her earlier appearances are in the episodes before Hale's origin with HYDRA was revealed, so the audience could only think that she's Hale's aide in the Air Force, even though she doesn't wear a military uniform. She's later revealed Hale's aide within HYDRA, instead.
  • Number Two: She acts as Hale's aide, bringing her intel and delivering her orders.
  • Sole Survivor: As of the Season 5 finale, she's the last character in Hale's HYDRA cell whom we haven't seen killed.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Last seen in "All Roads Lead..." and never mentioned since, though it's likely she was arrested after Hale surrendered to S.H.I.E.L.D. for real.

    Ruby Hale 

Ruby Hale

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Species: Enhanced human

Portrayed By: Dove Cameron

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (first appears in Episode 99: "All the Comforts of Home")

The daughter of General Hale, who's particularly obsessed with Quake.

  • Abusive Parents: Her mother, of both the physical and the emotional kind, forcing her daughter to go through extensive training to become a killer and calling her a disappointment when she doesn't meet her demands.
  • Asshole Victim: Despite her mother's grief, it's hard to feel too bad for Ruby considering she was a sadistic psychopath who disobeyed orders just so she could mutilate more S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.
  • Ax-Crazy: Seems to be looking forward to the thought of cutting more S.H.I.E.L.D. agents' arms off.
  • Badass Normal: Has no powers, but is skilled enough to cut off Elena's arms while she is moving at Super Speed and is even able to briefly go to-to-toe with Daisy.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: When Ruby achieves her life's purpose and absorbs Gravitonium, she can neither control the power merely 8% of the element gives her, nor cope with having Hall and Quinn's duelling consciousnesses in her head.
  • Blondes Are Evil: She's blonde, and she's definitely bad.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: How we're introduced to her. We later learn she's much, much worse.
  • Cute and Psycho: Definitely qualifies as both.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's a deadly trained fighter, and cuts Yo-Yo's arms off.
  • The Dragon: To her own mother, General Hale.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Due to her mother's maltreatment, Ruby has plans of her own that do not match her mother's
  • Dude, Where's My Reward?: She was designed and trained since birth to be the perfect candidate for Whitehall's "Destroyer of Worlds" project. Despite all of that, her mother thinks she isn't worthy and believes Daisy is the better option. For obvious reasons, Ruby is incensed and is secretly plotting to doublecross her mother for her betrayal.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She develops genuine affection for Werner, who becomes her boyfriend. After being infused with Gravitonium, she's horrified when her new powers accidentally kill him.
  • Expy: She shares some similarities with Sinthea Schmidt, a.k.a. Sin, the daughter of the Red Skull. Both are members of a younger generation of HYDRA. Both raised by a woman with ties to HYDRA (Hale for Ruby and Susan Scarbo a.k.a. Mother Night for Sin) and indoctrinated in its fascist ideology since childhood. Both psychotic and expert fighters. Both are the daughters of prominent members of HYDRA (though Ruby's says she was "engineered" and her actual parentage is to be revealed). Ruby's combat outfit also looks similar to that of Sin's. While Sin was artifically aged with a machine, Ruby intends to use the Particle Infusion Chamber to empower herself.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Ruby looks like an ordinary, innocent teenage girl, but she's actually a HYDRA assassin, aspiring Destroyer of Worlds, and a borderline stalker who wants to murder Daisy.
  • Fangirl: She's obsessed with Quake, but we soon learn she's more of the Loony Fan variety.
  • Foil/Evil Counterpart: Ruby is set up as one for Quake. Both are the designated heirs to their respective organizations (Coulson intends for Quake to become the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. after his death while Ruby ws specifically engineered with the hopes of becoming a leader for HYDRA). Neither was raised by her biological father. Both chafe under the expectations placed upon them by their respective parent figures (Quake believes she's not fit to be Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. whereas Ruby is resentful of her mother considering her a disapointment). Whereas Quake is loyal to Coulson, her ersatz adoptive father, Ruby intends to doublecross Hale, her birth mother. While Quake dreads becoming the Destroyer of Worlds, Ruby desperately hopes to become it. On a more superficial level, Quake is brown-haired while Ruby is platinum blonde. And Quake's existence is known to the public, whereas Ruby's is known to just a few.
  • Gravity Master: After becoming infused with the Gravitonium. However, it comes with a price.
  • Hero Killer: Not quite, but in her first appearance, she cuts off Yo-Yo's arms despite her Super Speed.
  • Karmic Death: Yo-Yo kills her with her own chakram.
  • Mommy's Little Villain: Still in training as an assassin, and she's marginally less far gone than her unrepentant Bad Boss of a mother.
  • Pet the Dog: Literally. She refused to kill her dog.
  • Power Incontinence: After being infused with gravitonium, Ruby is unable to control it thanks to Hall and Quinn's voices inside her head.
  • The Resenter: Ruby hates Daisy because she knows her mother wants to turn Daisy into the "Destroyer of Worlds," a Super Soldier Whitehall planned to be his magnum opus, when becoming that force is the very reason Ruby was conceived. She figures that if Daisy is killed, General Hale will have to stay on track and use Ruby.
  • Rings of Death: As an assassin, she uses chakrams as her preferred weapons.
  • Running Gag: Everyone keeps meeting (and getting utterly ignored by) her at the HYDRA continental breakfast.
  • Skipping School: She has a tendency to do this, but it turns out her classes are assassin training.
  • Slashed Throat: How Yo-Yo kills her.
  • The Starscream: Ruby is tired of her mother's abuse, and ultimately doublecrosses her to pursue her own agenda.
  • Tragic Villain: Raised by her abusive mother as a tykebomb, used as an assassin, told of her magnificent destiny as the Destroyer of Worlds only to be pushed aside in favor of Daisy... Ruby never really had a chance for a normal life, and Daisy expresses the hope that, given help, Ruby could be a powerful force for good. After finally getting a taste of the power she sought, Ruby is left out of control and half-insane, accidentally killing her boyfriend before dying herself. As vicious and sadistic as she may have been, Ruby was still a damaged girl that Daisy laments never getting the chance to help.
  • Tyke-Bomb: Trained from childhood as her mother's right-hand assassin.
  • The Vamp: General Hale tells her to seduce Werner if she has to, so the general can get all of Wolfgang von Strucker's secrets.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Ruby freaks out after accidentally killing Werner.
  • We Can Rule Together: How she sways Werner to her side.

    Werner von Strucker 

Werner von Strucker

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"My father so rarely let me see any of his world."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Spencer Treat Clark

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (first appears in Episode 46: "Purpose in the Machine")

The son of Wolfgang von Strucker.


  • Adaptational Nationality: He is German in the comics. In the MCU, he is German-American since his actor is American. His American heritage is most likely from his (unseen) mother. He also tells Ruby that he doesn't understand German language.
  • Bastard Bastard: Implied, since he's a son of a German Baron but is mostly American and can't even speak German to boot, suggesting that Baron Strucker got Werner from an affair or fling with an American woman during his stay in US, possibly around the time of or shortly after his HYDRA Academy days.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Ruby crushes his head by mistake due to her inability to control her powers.
  • He Knows Too Much: After he fails to kill Andrew, Ward puts a hit on him.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Zigzagged. While Werner did know about his father's allegiance with HYRDA, Wolfgang appears to have adopted a "keep home and work separate" mentality, telling Werner very little about his work.
  • Made of Iron: An extended torture session only made him a little bloody in mouth.
  • Missing Mom: His mother is never seen or mentioned. Considering he's not even remotely close to his abusive father, this is quite jarring.
  • Nerves of Steel: He endured an extended period of torture from Kebo without cracking. Afterward, Ward tells him that he was hoping the torture would bring out or develop this trope in him.
  • New Meat: After he blows his first assignment of killing Andrew, Malick chides Ward for giving him such an important assignment off the bat.
  • Not Quite Dead: He's stabbed in the gut and left in a comatose state. Coulson brings him out of said state and used the Theta Brain-Wave Frequency Machine to access Werner's memories and make him remember certain things about Gideon Malick.
  • Overlord Jr.: Played with a little. Werner's father Wolfgang was one of HYDRA's major heads, but he mostly kept his business separate from his son's life. It was only until after Wolfgang is killed by Ultron that Ward properly brought him into the HYDRA fold.
  • Photographic Memory: A side effect of Lincoln zapping him while he was in the Centipede memory machine. He now has perfect memory of his entire life. However, this ends up being a case of Blessed with Suck since he also remembers every bit of physical pain he has ever felt in his entire life as if it was fresh, which has made him quite suicidal. It also makes him highly valuable, simply due to his exposure to his father's leadership of HYDRA and its secrets as a child.
  • Rich Idiot with No Day Job: Until Ward came along, he just loafed around spending his father's money, but finds his inner strength while getting tortured.
  • You Have Failed Me: Ward orders a hit on Werner for failing to kill Andrew.
  • Your Head A-Splode: Or implode, rather, courtesy of Ruby's Power Incontinence.

    Others 

Hive's Inhuman Followers

    Giyera 

R. Giyera

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"You wanna see a trick?"

Species: Inhuman

Portrayed By: Mark Dacascos

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (first appears in Episode 52: "Many Heads, One Tale")

"I don't usually like getting my hands dirty, but for you, I'll make an exception."

A HYDRA operative whose Inhuman abilities of telekinesis were unlocked through HYDRA's experiments with the Terrigen Mist. He became the head of security for Endotex Labs, working directly under Gideon Malick to ensure no one learned of their true intentions for the Inhumans they were rounding up.


  • Asshole Victim: As Fitz notes during the Season 3 finale unlike most of the other Inhumans who were forced to work for Hive against their will Giyera was already an evil bastard responsible for Simmons' torture. Therefore Fitz kills him without a second thought.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Wears a suit and is capable of holding his own in a fight against badass Bobbi Morse.
  • The Brute: He's the most physically imposing of Malick's operatives. He leads the ATCU mooks in Endotex Labs as head of security.
  • The Dragon: Serves this position to Hive upon being infected as the first inhuman Hive turned and one of the longest lasting.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: He was formerly in special ops before becoming Inhuman, and is good enough to fight May equally after being tricked into a situation where his powers are useless.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Is visibly horrified at hearing the dying screams of five innocent people that Hive kills to restore its host body.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: His ATCU profile shows he used to be in the Marine Corps.
  • Karmic Death: Ward ordered Giyera to torture Simmons in order to make Fitz crack, therefore he dies by Fitz's hand in the Season 3 finale.
  • Mind over Matter: His power is telekinesis, but he can only affect non-organic matter.
  • Mundane Utility: He mostly uses his power to levitate his gun and fire it. While this could be extremely overpowered if abused properly, 95% of the time he just keeps it floating next to himself, about a foot away from where it would normally be if he was holding it.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: You probably don't want to mess with someone whose surname is the Filipino term for "war."
  • Not So Stoic: He always maintains a cool and collected presence, but when he starts interacting with the Inhuman Hive, who was at that point possessing the deceased body of Grant Ward, he was notably perplexed to how to interact an Inhuman like Hive.
  • One-Man Army: In "Paradise Lost", he's able to seize the Zephyr all by himself. Note that most of the main cast is aboard at the time.
  • Torture Technician: Ward has him torture Simmons. Giyera starts with a wrench and a hammer.
  • Transhuman Treachery: Even before being swayed by Hive, he's the only known Inhuman who willingly works for a neofascist terrorist organization.

    Lucio 

Lucio

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Species: Inhuman

Portrayed By: Gabriel Salvador

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (first appears in Episode 55: "Bouncing Back")

An Inhuman working for the corrupt National Police of Colombia, who can induce a temporary paralysis in others with his gaze. Is kidnapped by HYDRA and becomes one of the two Inhumans tasked with guarding Hive.


  • All There in the Manual: He is not named in his debut episode, but the character's name can be found in the episode's credits.
  • Bald of Evil: A corrupt cop with not a shred of hair on his head.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a thick, bushy beard.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Falls under Hive's sway.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He's just a standard Dragon once Hive takes control of him. After he is killed by Joey, Simmons is able to learn quite a bit about Hive and how he infects people after studying his infected brain. This becomes quite crucial after Daisy is infected in learning how to free her.
  • Deadly Gaze: He can induce paralysis in others with his gaze.
  • Dirty Cop: He works for the highly corrupt National Police of Colombia.
  • The Dragon: To Victor Ramon. Later on he becomes Co-Dragons with Giyera towards Hive.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He objects to Hive slaughtering five innocent people to repair Ward's body.
  • Expy: His power to paralyse people with his eyes, and needing to cover them up to not do so constantly, may remind fans of the Secret Warriors of Gorgon, the HYDRA leader resurrected near the beginning of the series with the same power (albeit, Lucio's power is temporary, while Gorgon's turned them into permanent statues).
  • Facial Horror: Has some pretty horrific scarring around his eyes after Joey melted his sunglasses to his face.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Joey killed him by stabbing him in the chest with a partially-melted pipe to save Lincoln.
  • No Name Given: He's not named in his debut episode, but Bobbi refers to him as "Medusa-Eyes".
  • Sinister Shades: Since Lucio was unable to control his powers, he constantly wore thick flip-up sunglasses to conceal his Deadly Gaze.

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