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Organization A.I.M.
Alignment Villains
Leader M.O.D.O.K.
Activities Government Usurpation
Base International
Influence Global
Size Worldwide
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Captain America Marvel XP SidebarPREPARED BY STEVE ROGERS[]

Note:This File is also in HYDRA's Dossier Files.

HYDRA AND AIM: A HISTORICAL ABSTRACT S.H.I.E.L.D. Internal Dossier

Hydra was founded by Johann Schmidt (see also “The Red Skull”) as the Third Reich’s elite weapons program. After the death of the Skull and the collapse of Hitler’s Nazi government, Baron Helmut Zemo escaped from Germany to Japan with much of Hydra’s equipment and personnel. He reorganized the group as an autonomous secret society bent on world domination. From its beginning, the organization emphasized technological innovation, recruiting or kidnapping brilliant scientists and turning them loose with no ethical restraints.

One consequence of this initiative was the emergence of the splinter group A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics), which broke from Hydra in the 1960s, after Hydra’s original island headquarters was destroyed.

Using a variety of shell companies and compliant governments, Hydra developed into a worldwide power, with immense resources. It is capable of striking at any moment and maintains a network of spies and informants in virtually every government and large corporation in the world. The organization’s Nazi origins still live on in its despotic goals and its “Hail Hydra!” salute. Its current leadership consists of Baron Helmut Zemo and/or Viper.

AIM developed into a secret society of power-hungry technocrats, rejecting political ideology and pursuing world domination through science and technology. One of its most lethal creations is M.O.D.O.K. (q.v.), formerly an A.I.M. technician and now the organization’s leader and an artificial mutant with an array of lethal powers.

Hydra’s fascist leanings and A.I.M.’s techno-tyrannical ambitions have brought the two organizations into open conflict on several occasions. Because both Zemo, Viper and MODOK seek the same thing—power—they see each other as rivals and are constantly striving to destroy each other. Even so, they will occasionally work together if each sees a benefit. These periods of cooperation are short-lived.

Further tensions between Hydra and AIM should be anticipated. It is standard S.H.I.E.L.D. procedure to use intelligence and psy-ops to keep Zemo, Viper and MODOK at odds with each other.


Jasper SitwellPREPARED BY JASPER SITWELL[]

S.H.I.E.L.D. BRIEF: A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics)

Type: Terrorist Organization

Mission Statement: The overthrow of all governments and the subjugation of humanity to a “pure” technocratic order ruled by A.I.M.’s own scientists.

Affiliation: Formerly the weapons research division of Hydra, A.I.M. splintered off from its parent organization around the time its leadership was slaughtered and replaced by their own creation, MODOK, a Mobile Organism Designed Only for Killing.

Observations: “It’s amazing to me how the past keeps repeating itself. Hitler nurtured Red Skull and Hydra to build weapons for him, and Skull repaid the Nazi leader’s patronage by embarking on his own schemes of conquest. Hydra nurtures AIM in our era, and they turn on Hydra.

“That’s the problem with the megalomaniacal mindset: The only orders they can abide are their own. The free world should feel lucky. If they had any respect for chain of command, they might actually achieve their dreams of putting the globe under their heel.” — Captain America (Steve Rogers)

“They’re a bunch of jerks with ray guns taking orders from a giant floating head with tiny vestigial dinosaur arms. How smart can they be?” — Spider-Man

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