For the real world HYDRA, see HYDRA.
"When no one would tell us the truth, HYDRA stepped forward. They brought us law and order. Purpose! They galvanized us. For the good of the state over individual interests. They... Yeah, Burnell."
"But sir, isn't it true that HYDRA came from Nazis?"
"That's not true. Never say that."
Phil Coulson and Burnell[src]

HYDRA was a virtual recreation of the real-world organization of the same name inside the Framework.


Using knowledge obtained from the Darkhold, Holden Radcliffe and Aida redesigned the Framework to fix one regret for each user. This had the unintended effect of creating a virtual reality where HYDRA dominated the world.[1]

The history of the virtual HYDRA followed the history of the real-world HYDRA up until S.H.I.E.L.D.'s mission in Bahrain, where Melinda May saved Katya Belyakov instead of killing her.[2]

As a result of May's actions, S.H.I.E.L.D. brought Katya back to the United States, where her abilities of sensory manipulation caused a massacre at a school in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The massacre and the subsequent shutdown of S.H.I.E.L.D. led to HYDRA revealing itself to the world before conquering the entire planet, creating a fascist new world order. 

At a certain point, HYDRA organized a parade to celebrate Felix Blake and his Humans First advocacy. Among the attendees were Madame Hydra, Leopold Fitz, Sunil Bakshi, and General Daniel Whitehall.[3]


Name Position Status
Madame Hydra Director Deceased
Leopold Fitz/The Doctor High-Ranking Member
Melinda May High-Ranking Member
Field Agent
Alistair Fitz High-Ranking Member Destroyed
Daniel Whitehall High-Ranking Member Deleted
Sunil Bakshi Anchorman Deleted
John Garrett Operative Destroyed
Kenneth Turgeon Scientist Deleted
Grant Ward Field Agent Defected/S.H.I.E.L.D.
Skye Field Agent Deleted
Pinsky Field Agent Deleted
Slate Field Agent Deleted



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Unlike its real-world counterpart, which never rose above being a mere terrorist organization, the virtual HYDRA controls the world. As such, HYDRA is divided into several divisions and subdivisions, replacing all aspects of society with their own. In the United States, HYDRA is divided into the following branches.

  • HYDRA Homeland Strategic Defense:
  • National HYDRA Air Force Guard:
  • Federal HYDRA Police Force:
  • Mothers of HYDRA:
  • Madame Hydra's Youth:




  • The symbol of the Framework version of HYDRA has green as its primary color, like HYDRA in the comics.

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