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Quote1.png My name is Victoria Hand. On behalf of the United States of America... we surrender. Quote2.png
Victoria Hand[src]

History

S.H.I.E.L.D.

Three years before the Skrull Invasion, Victoria Hand was an accountant for S.H.I.E.L.D., who was in a relationship with another agent named Isabelle. Victoria was determined to send a letter informing Director Nick Fury how he was mishandling the War on Terror. Isabelle implored Victoria not to send the letter but Victoria did anyway and was transferred immediately to Portland, Oregon. As a result, Isabelle, furious that she did not listen to her, ended their relationship.[41]

H.A.M.M.E.R.

In the aftermath of the Secret Invasion, Norman Osborn rose to power and picked Victoria as his deputy director for her hawkish positions regarding anti-terrorism.[91] When Norman transformed S.H.I.E.L.D. into H.A.M.M.E.R. Victoria was immediately tasked with ferreting out any S.H.I.E.L.D. agents loyal to Nick Fury, Tony Stark, or Captain America. However, she was unable to eliminate everyone, as a number of double agents were working for Fury. When she asked what "H.A.M.M.E.R." stood for, Osborn told her to think up something for the acronym.[92]

Norman Osborn (Earth-616) from Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 10 001.jpg

Victoria was witness to all the illegal and unethical dealings that Osborn was doing, like shooting down a plane to see how powerful Pepper Potts's suit was.[93] They even tried to hunt down Iron Man who was public enemy number one.[94] H.A.M.M.E.R. tracks them down to Russia.[95] Victoria later informs Osborn that they have apprehended Maria Hill.[96] On the Helicarrier, Victoria gives the order to dissect the Crimson Dynamo armor they recovered from Stark's hideout. But apparently, the real Madame Masque was in it; Victoria is horrified by her disfigured face. In fact, Pepper has disguised herself as Madame Masque, freeing Black Widow and Hill and reveals that she has an escape plan. Already, her Rescue armor has uploaded a virus to the H.A.M.M.E.R. mainframe, taking control of all the armors on the Helicarrier.[97] In Stark Tower

Powers and Abilities

Power Grid[99]
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Abilities

Hand is a trained S.H.I.E.L.D. agent with working knowledge of S.H.I.E.L.D. combat and weapons tactics, and is qualified in hand-to-hand combat and all S.H.I.E.L.D.-issue weapons. She has a brilliant organizational mind, able to keep track of large amounts of tactical and personnel information, is trained in computer usage and financial software, and is gifted in mathematics, accounting practices and business administration. She is a skilled public speaker and is especially adept at fielding difficult questions from the press.

Physical Strength

The regular strength of a woman who engages in regular exercise.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

She has used S.H.I.E.L.D. and H.A.M.M.E.R. equipment such as handheld communications devices, winged flight packs and a "time bomb" that slows time within a small area to 1 /1000th of its normal rate.

Weapons

Frequently armed with advanced S.H.I.E.L.D. weapons, including paralyzing energy weapons, high-payload grenade launchers and more standard blasters.

Transportation

Quinjet

Notes

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #19
  2. Dark Avengers #1
  3. Thunderbolts #128
  4. War Machine Vol 2 #2
  5. War Machine Vol 2 #3
  6. War Machine Vol 2 #7
  7. War Machine Vol 2 #8
  8. War Machine Vol 2 #10
  9. War Machine Vol 2 #11
  10. War Machine Vol 2 #12
  11. Avengers: The Initiative #23
  12. Avengers: The Initiative #24
  13. Avengers: The Initiative #28
  14. Amazing Spider-Man #595
  15. New Avengers #50
  16. Dark Avengers #2
  17. Dark Avengers #3
  18. Dark Avengers #4
  19. Dark Avengers #5
  20. Dark Avengers #6
  21. Dark Reign: Hawkeye #3
  22. Dark Reign: Elektra #4
  23. Dark Reign: Elektra #5
  24. Dark Avengers / Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1
  25. X-Men: Legacy #225
  26. Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1
  27. Dark Avengers #7
  28. Uncanny X-Men #514
  29. Dark Avengers / Uncanny X-Men: Exodus #1
  30. Dark Reign: The List - X-Men #1
  31. Thunderbolts #133
  32. Skaar: Son of Hulk #11
  33. Dark Reign: The Goblin Legacy #1
  34. Agents of Atlas Vol 2 #8
  35. Ms. Marvel Vol 2 #41
  36. Dark Avengers #9
  37. Dark Reign: The List - Secret Warriors #1
  38. Dark Reign: The List - Hulk #1
  39. Dark Reign: The List - Amazing Spider-Man #1
  40. Dark Avengers #10
  41. 41.0 41.1 Dark Avengers #11
  42. Dark Avengers #12
  43. Dark Avengers #13
  44. New Avengers #59
  45. New Avengers #60
  46. Dark Avengers Annual #1
  47. Skrull Kill Krew Vol 2 #5
  48. Captain America: Reborn #4
  49. Captain America: Reborn #6
  50. Mighty Avengers #32
  51. Siege: The Cabal #1
  52. 52.0 52.1 Siege #1
  53. Siege #3
  54. Siege #4
  55. Dark Avengers #14
  56. Dark Avengers #15
  57. Dark Avengers #16
  58. New Avengers Vol 2 #1
  59. Age of Heroes #3
  60. New Avengers Vol 2 #3
  61. New Avengers Vol 2 #4
  62. New Avengers Vol 2 #5
  63. New Avengers Vol 2 #6
  64. New Avengers Vol 2 #7
  65. New Avengers Vol 2 #8
  66. Avengers Vol 4 #12.1
  67. Fear Itself #1
  68. Avengers Vol 4 #13
  69. New Avengers Vol 2 #11
  70. New Avengers Vol 2 #12
  71. New Avengers Vol 2 #13
  72. New Mutants Vol 3 #26
  73. New Mutants Vol 3 #27
  74. 74.0 74.1 New Avengers Vol 2 #14
  75. Avengers Vol 4 #16
  76. New Avengers Vol 2 #16.1
  77. New Avengers Annual Vol 2 #1
  78. Avengers Vol 4 #18
  79. Avengers Vol 4 #19
  80. New Avengers Vol 2 #19
  81. New Avengers Vol 2 #20
  82. Avengers Vol 4 #21
  83. Avengers Vol 4 #22
  84. 84.0 84.1 Avengers Vol 4 #23
  85. Avengers Vol 4 #24
  86. Avengers Assemble Vol 2 #6
  87. New Avengers Vol 2 #31
  88. New Avengers Vol 2 #32
  89. New Avengers Vol 2 #33
  90. New Avengers Vol 2 #34
  91. Mighty Avengers #20
  92. Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #8
  93. Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #10
  94. Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #11
  95. Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #12
  96. Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #17
  97. Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #18
  98. Avengers: Roll Call #1
  99. Avengers: Roll Call Vol 1 1
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