Kirk Vogel was a member of the Inner Circle of HYDRA who, alongside Gideon Malick, assisted in returning Hive from his exile on Maveth. Vogel remained one of the final surviving leaders of HYDRA after Malick's betrayal, so he and the others volunteered to undergo Holden Radcliffe's experiments for Hive in order to become Inhumans and join his army. However the experiment was a failure and Vogel died a horrifically painful death.
As a dedicated member of HYDRA's inner circle, Vogel focused much of his life into HYDRA's most ancient goal, to return Hive, the God of the Inhumans, back to Earth from his exile on Maveth. Alongside Gideon Malick and other members of HYDRA, Vogel participated in many rituals to choose a sacrifice to be sent to Maveth through the Monolith, although neither Vogel nor Malick were ever selected.
Despite a prolonged period between sacrifice ceremonies for the Monolith, Kirk Vogel and the rest of the inner circle of HYDRA were summoned to the Malick Mansion by Stephanie Malick for an unknown but highly important reason. Once they arrived, Vogel spoke with the other HYDRA leaders while they awaited news as to why they had been gathered, as Vogel expected it to be another ceremony to choose a new sacrifice to their Inhuman leader.
The leaders of HYDRA were eventually greeted by Gideon Malick who explained to them that they were not there for another sacrifice but rather they were there for a celebration. However Malick was interrupted when Hive stepped forward, revealing he had been freed from Maveth. Vogel was doubtful as he recognised Hive's face as that of Grant Ward, but Hive explained that Ward's body was a vessel, one of many which had ensured his survival over thousands of years. Hive went on to prove his identity as the God of the Inhumans by revealing his true green skinned, tentacled form to the group.
Together with two of the last surviving members of the inner circle of HYDRA after Brigadier General Glenn Talbot had launched the Destruction of HYDRA due to Gideon Malick giving up key information about their organisation to S.H.I.E.L.D., Vogel was invited to visit Hive at Union City. Here, he listened to Hive's origin story and how he was turned into one of the first Inhumans before he went on to tell them that they will be rewarded by re-creating the Kree experiments on them.
Despite being made incredibly nervous due to Hive's tales of being abducted by the Kree and forced into these experiments, both Vogel and the other two volunteers agreed to be put through the test and received a mixture of ingredients including Hive's Inhuman DNA from Grant Ward's body made by Holden Radcliffe. Since the mixture was missing the DNA of a living Kree, the experiment failed and the three had a terrible reaction to the mixture. Vogel screamed in agony as his flesh and bones melted away before Hive's eyes.
- Holden Radcliffe † - Accidental Killer
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