Hydras
Hydras from Hulk Vol 2 49 001.jpg
Name
Hydras
Identity and Affiliations
Identity
Physical Characteristics
Body Type
Reptilian
Hair
Number of Limbs
4
Unusual Features
Large multi-headed dragon-type entities of indeterminate size
Origin
Reality
Galaxy
Star System
Home Planet
Creators and Appearances
First Appearance
Avengers #43
(August, 1967)
(Illusion)Thor #356
(June, 1985)
(Full appearance)

History

When Hercules fought against the Lernean Hydra as part of his Twelve Labors, he cut many of the monster's heads off in order to defeat it.[1] Some of these heads managed to roll off and grew new bodies, becoming entirely new Hydras. One of them was put down by the Eternal Ikaris, while other fought Hercules in Lerna about a year after the original had been defeated.[2]

A Hydra capable of speaking fought Hercules and the Argonauts during their Quest for the Golden Fleece.[3]

An example of Hydra could be found at the exhibit halls of the Collector's Museum.[4]

Alternate Reality Versions

Hydras from Marvel's Avengers Assemble Season 4 5 001.png

2010s Marvel Animated Universe (Earth-12041)

A Hydra was sent by Ares to attack Hercules for stealing his Mace of War. When the Hydra assaulted the New Avengers' base of operations at the time (the Wakandan Embassy), where Hercules was present, they had difficulty in bating it as it came back with twice as many heads; however, Hercules was able to send it into the Stygian depths of the Underworld with a hit of the Mace of War.[5]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Seemingly those of their progenitor.

Weaknesses

Seemingly those of their progenitor.

Miscellaneous

Representatives

Lernean Hydra (progenitor)

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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