NWO HOLLYWOOD FORESHADOWING
MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE
(Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 2014)
(Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Alexander Pierce (portrayed by Robert Redford) is the secretary of the World Security Council and the secret director of Hydra operating within S.H.I.E.L.D. He plans on using Project Insight to eliminate individuals that would oppose or threaten Hydra goals, those who are recognized as a threat to Hydra based on Arnim Zola’s algorithm. When Pierce learns that Nick Fury is investigating Project Insight’s confidential files, he dispatches the Winter Soldier to eliminate him and Steve Rogers. However, Pierce’s plan is foiled by Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Sam Wilson, and S.H.I.E.L.D. loyalists before Pierce is killed by Fury. In 2023, the Avengers time travel to 2012, where Pierce attempts to take custody of Loki and the Tesseract away from Tony Stark and Thor following the Battle of New York.
As of 2022, the character has appeared in the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. An alternate version of Alexander Pierce has appeared in Avengers: Endgame.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – Film Trailer
CHARACTER SYMBOLISM: THE BLACK SUN
(Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Hydra is the former science research division of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party and a covert terrorist organization responsible for infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D. during the modern day. Hydra was originally founded as an Inhuman cult dedicated to worshipping Hive and continued to exist throughout the centuries before it became part of Nazi Germany under Hitler. The modern incarnation was created by Hitler to pursue methods of creating advanced weaponry to help the Axis Powers win World War II. Initially led by Johann Schmidt, Hydra acquired the Tesseract and conducted research on it to harness the energy it released to power weapons. Hydra’s allegiance to its Nazi superiors grew to be only superficial; as Schmidt intended to harness the potential of the Tesseract to overthrow Hitler and eventually the world, believing that mankind could not be trusted with its own freedom. However, during the war, Hydra learned, particularly due to Steve Rogers’ attacks on their operations, that humanity will always fight for its freedom. After Schmidt’s disappearance and Rogers’ successful efforts to botch Schmidt’s plans to attack cities around the world, Hydra was defeated and fell. Following World War II, S.H.I.E.L.D. was founded by former members of the Strategic Scientific Reserve, and employed Operation Paperclip, recruiting former Hydra scientists with strategic value. As part of the process, Arnim Zola was recruited and then subsequently began to reform Hydra secretly from within S.H.I.E.L.D. Operating discreetly within S.H.I.E.L.D., Hydra staged political coups, wars (including the Cold War), and assassinations (including those of Howard and Maria Stark), intending to destabilize world governments and drive humanity to surrender its freedom in exchange for security. Hydra agent Gideon Malick (portrayed by Powers Boothe) infiltrated the World Security Council. Hydra’s operations were later exposed by Rogers once S.H.I.E.L.D. fell, and their remnants were pursued and defeated by the Avengers and by remaining S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.
It appeared in the films Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Endgame; as well as the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, and the Disney+ series WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and What If…?.
|Origin:||Marvel Cinematic Universe|
|Foundation:||4th Century B.C. (original incarnation)|
World War II (modern incarnation)
|Commanders:||Hive (pagan god)|
Wolfgang von Strucker
Winter Soldier (brainwashed, formerly)
Agent 33 (brainwashed, formerly)
Werner von Strucker (formerly)
|Powers / Skills:||Vast wealth and resources|
Bases and cells all over the world
Control over many other organizations
Connections to various world governments and institutions
Vast armies of soldiers and assassins
Firearms and other weaponry
|Goals:||Spread their paganism of Hive.|
Break free from Adolf Hitler’s control.
Rebuild the organization within S.H.I.E.L.D. following World War II.
Initiate Hive’s return to Earth from Maveth (all succeeded).
Achieve world domination.
Create a fascist new world order (all failed).
|Crimes:||Attempted world domination|
Crimes against humanity
Abuse (physical and psychological)
Innumerable other offences
|Type of Villains:||Terroristic Totalitarians|