Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Criminal, choir director

Group Membership: Hydra

Affiliations: Freelancers (Crush, Cursed Cass, Hotness, Might, Panic), Gretchen, Ryan Nelson, Viper (Ophelia Sarkissian)

Enemies: Champions (Falcon/Joaquin Torres, Hulk/Amadeus Park/Amadus Cho, Spider-Man/Miles Morales, Viv Vision, Wasp/Nadia Van Dyne)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois

First Appearance: Secret Empire: Uprising#1 (July, 2017)

Powers/Abilities: The Choirmaster is a talented music teacher with a strong sense of Hydra patriotism. While he has no known powers or other abilities, he does have access to the military resources of Hydra.

Height: Unrevealed; (5'7", by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed; (150 lbs., by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

(Secret Empire: Uprising#1 (fb) - BTS) - After Hydra took over the government, they chose to form a Hydra Youth Choir, to foster loyalty and enthusiasm in their next generation. The Choirmaster was put in charge of recruiting talented teens to join their ranks, and the choir was set to perform for Captain America, the leader of Hydra, himself at the dedication of the new Capitol building weeks later. Choirmaster designed green robes for the choir to wear.

(Secret Empire: Uprising#1) - The Choirmaster held auditions for the choir in Chicago, and he explained to the assembled youth that they would be vigorously trained over the following days until only 48 of them remained. Auditioners included Ryan Nelson and Gretchen (who talked about meeting Inhuman Gregory Bollard).

(Secret Empire: Uprising#1 - BTS) - Choirmaster was impressed with the talent in the group, but had to cut many of them. Hearing about rambunctious activity among the teens, he brought in the villainous teen team, the Freelancers, to watch over them.

(Secret Empire: Uprising#1) - Choirmaster announced the presence of the Freelancers and encouraged the attendees to seek out professional coaching for their auditions of patriotic hymns. After letting recruit Nadia (the Wasp in disguise) pass through, Choirmaster was hearing Amadeus Park (secretly Brawn/Amadeus Cho) sing when Nadia rushed out screaming that she'd seen a rat. As the crowd screamed, Choirmaster stayed focused on Amadeus' impressive audition.

(Secret Empire: Uprising#1 - BTS) - Choirmaster was disturbed to hear about a skirmish between the Champions and the Freelancers. He escalated his selection of the final 48 for his Choir.

(Secret Empire: Uprising#1) - Choirmaster gathered the final 48 of the Choir and then proudly introduced them to the Hydra leader, Viper.

Comments: Created by Derek Landy and Joshua Cassara.

This profile was completed 3/17/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Chadman.

Choirmaster has no known connections to:

Gregory Bollard

(Secret Empire: Uprising#1 (fb) - BTS) - Gregory Bollard underwent Terrigenesis in high school, and his classroom was evacuated when he breathed in the Terrigen gas and then developed his cocoon around him. Students like Gretchen were horrified.

--[Secret Empire: Uprising#1 (fb)]


(Secret Empire: Uprising#1 (fb) - BTS) - Gretchen and other students witnessed high school student Gregory Bollard transform into an Inhuman one day.

(Secret Empire: Uprising#1) - When Hydra took over the government, Gretchen was among the teens who tried out for the Hydra Youth Choir, and Gretchen told the story of Bollard's transformation.

--Secret Empire: Uprising#1 ([Secret Empire: Uprising#1 (fb)], 1

Ryan Nelson

(Secret Empire: Uprising#1 (fb) - BTS) - When Hydra took over the government, Ryan Nelson, a teenager in Chicago, grew to dream of one day joining their ranks. Like his father, Ryan believed that Captain America, the leader of Hydra, was the ultimate hero.

(Secret Empire: Uprising#1) - Ryan went to audition fo the Hydra Youth Choir, hoping to one day get a scholarship to join Hydra itself. He met Amadeus Park (secretly Amadeus Cho) in line and enthusiastically expressed his love of Hydra. Later, Ryan was being bullied by teens who insulted his shoes when Crush of the Freelancers broke up the fight, for which Ryan thanked her.

--Secret Empire: Uprising#1 ([Secret Empire: Uprising#1 (fb)], 1

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Secret Empire: Uprising#1, p9, pan4 (Gretchen)

Secret Empire: Uprising#1 (July, 2017) - Derek Landy (writer), Joshua Cassara (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)

First Posted: 09/19/2021
Last updated: 09/18/2021

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