Lord Manzini was an English noble and a member of the HYDRA society. He was selected to be teleported onto another world with the Monolith in the 1800s.



Manzini Monolith

Manzini prepares to face the Monolith

A group of lords and nobles had a meeting in England where they decided to have a lottery; he who chose the white stone from the bag of stones would be the one to enter the Monolith. Lord Manzini chose the white stone. As his associates gave him food, water, and a sword, Manzini was fearful to enter the chamber containing the shape-shifting mass and wondered if he would ever return to Earth. He entered the chamber nonetheless and screamed as the Monolith transported him to Maveth.[1]


Upon arriving on Maveth, the planet on the other side of the portal, Manzini was intercepted by Hive who used his parasites to kill him and absorb his flesh,[2] leaving his sword and skeleton behind. Centuries later, the sword and skeleton of Manzini was found by Jemma Simmons when she was stranded on Maveth.[3] Hive told Kirk Vogel that all of the sacrifices made to him from Earth by the HYDRA Society became host bodies for his essence during his long, lonely stay on the planet.[4]