Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human (Japanese, World War 2 Era)

Occupation: Supreme leader of HYDRA

Group Membership: HYDRA

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Baron Wolfgang von Strucker

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed location in Japan

First Appearance: Captain Savage and his Leatherneck Raiders#4 (July, 1968)

Powers/Abilities: The Supreme Hydra led HYDRA in its very earliest operations, although Strucker claimed to be the true mastermind. He wielded a pistol.

History: (Captain Savage and his Leatherneck Raiders#4 (fb)) - The Supreme Hydra was originally a Japanese man leading an underground operation with the goal of world domination. When Baron Wolfgang von Strucker joined the organization after fleeing Nazi Germany, they soon became the infamous organization called HYDRA. After leading HYDRA in raids on plants across the world, Strucker determined that it was his work which had made HYDRA's victories possible, and demanded that the Supreme Hydra step aside and relinquish control of HYDRA to him. The Supreme Hydra refused and shot Strucker, but Strucker had on a bulletproof vest, and killed the Supreme Hydra with his sword. He then became Supreme Hydra.

Comments: Created by Gary Friedrich, Dick Ayers and Syd Shores.

The death of the Supreme Hydra was retold in Fury I#1 (with no additional details).

Hydra loyalists of the original Supreme Hydra could have gone their own way and formed the Terror Masters (Captain America Comics#42 (10/1944) Captain America story) and its known member General Yokima could have been a Hydra member. Yokima in Japanese is "Good Demon" or "Broadaxe Demon" or "Climate Demon" or "Cheerful Demon" or "Lively Demon".

by Prime Eternal

The Supreme Hydra should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Captain Savage and his Leatherneck Raiders#4, page 7, panel 2
Captain Savage and his Leatherneck Raiders#4, page 6, panel 6

First Posted: 06/05/2005
Last updated: 06/05/2005

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