Villains Wiki

Hi. This is Thesecret1070. I am an admin of this site. Edit as much as you wish, but one little thing... If you are going to edit a lot, then make yourself a user and login. Other than that, enjoy Villains Wiki!!!

READ MORE

Villains Wiki
Advertisement
NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of Hive from the Marvel Cinematic film series. The mainstream version can be found here: Hive (Marvel).
Villain Overview

Their emancipation will be my gift to you.
~ Hive to Daisy Johnson.
You'll believe... Once I make a believer out of him.
~ Hive to Gideon Malick and Giyera, foreshadowing his ability to control other Inhumans.
Sometimes the world's greatest miracles happen by accident.
~ Hive recalling what Daisy said to him while fighting a Kree Reaper.
It's beautiful. Smaller than you imagine. I only wanted to make it better. To feel a connection. But you must feel that already. To sacrifice for them...with all their flaws.
~ Hive's last words to Lincoln, complimenting Earth.

Alveus, also known as Hive, is one of the two overarching antagonists (the other being John Garrett) of the TV series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., where he appears as the main antagonist of Season 3, a posthumous overarching antagonist in Season 4, a cameo character in Season 5's 100th episode and the unseen overarching antagonist of the Captain America film trilogy. His actions (including the indirect foundation of HYDRA) caused most of the events of the series as well as a big part of the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

He was a parasitic mind-controlling Inhuman created by the Kree and whose existence inspired the foundation of HYDRA. Returning to Earth after being banished to another planet, he intended on recreating the original Kree experiments so he could transform a portion of the human race into his mind-controlled Primitives and then seize control of the world for the Inhuman race.

He was portrayed by Jason Glover in his original human form, Dillon Casey while possessing Will Daniels, and primarily by Brett Dalton while possessing Grant Ward (who also played Agent Brick in Milo Murphy's Law and Parasite in Superman: Man of Tomorrow).

Personality

Alveus is not initially a malevolent or cruel being. He treats his allies with genuine affability and does not abuse others. He remains or at least acts like a friend to people who serve him and is attracted to Inhumans but this could be cause of his silent manipulations and mind control but he is still careful to not treat anyone like slaves even though they do not serve him willingly. Beneath his calm and charming demeanor, however, Alveus is perfectly capable of an unspeakable ruthlessness while punishing those who disappoint him.

Despite his methods, Alveus does display a human side and believes that he was making the world a better place through his actions. Having witnessed a once great society on Maveth unfold on itself, he makes several claims that Earth was in constant chaos and by turning the inhabitants into Inhumans, becoming "connected" to everyone he equated himself as not only the bringer of death but as well peace. Alveus even confesses in his final moments that in spite of their flaws, he wished to know what it was like to be a human.

Being virtually a parasite, Alveus has a trait in which he retains the memories of the bodies he inhabited. There are moments when these personalities surface and he becomes the people he formerly inhabited and not himself. For example, while confronting Gideon Malick as his brother, Nathaniel, he displays initial shock over the latter' betrayal twenty years ago and kills Malick's daughter in front of him as punishment for such an act.

He appears to be specially connected towards Grant Ward, as he was a person who dedicated his life to HYDRA and indirectly returning him to Earth. There is a chance however that Alveus had no idea that in reality Ward aligned with HYDRA solely for personal reasons. He also refused to change bodies despite Ward's being weak but there is always a chance that changing forms is a painful process but whatever the case is, Ward is generally his public image towards his followers.

In Alveus' final moments, instead of showing initial anger over his plans failing and his immediate death, he accepts his fate with dignity and humility. He shows no fear despite having lived thousands of years, death was the only thing he had never felt a true connection towards and calmly states to Lincoln Campbell that his best interests were for humanity before they died side by side.

Powers and Abilities

Hive's parasitic physiology allows him a variety of powers.

After exposure to the Terrigen Mist, Hive became an incredibly-powerful Inhuman that was worshiped by many. His power was only equaled by his leadership of a rebellion against the Kree.

  • Vessel Possession: Hive is capable of possessing a human body, taking their physical appearance. This power has allowed him to survive on Maveth for thousands of years, as HYDRA used the Monolith to send people (called "Travelers") to Maveth so that Hive could kill them, then possess their bodies. When he takes a host body, he gets all the memories of the person, as well as (to a lesser degree) their personality. However, he has stated that to Giyera that in order to possess a body, the body has to be dead, meaning he can't possess a body that still lives and breathes. He also cannot possess Inhumans. As shown when he possessed Will Daniels and Grant Ward, their skin color changed to white-gray, a tip-off to the fact that he has taken their form.
    • Superhuman Strength: Hive's host bodies display superhuman strength, enough to go toe-to-toe with Kree Reapers.
    • Regenerative Healing Factor: As long as he has been fed on a regular basis, Hive possess the power to passively regenerate from any damage. He passively regenerated from damage caused by a rocket launcher in a few seconds.
    • Advanced Longevity: As stated above, HYDRA has sent people through the Monolith to Maveth for thousands of years, allowing Hive to kill them and possess their bodies. This allowed him to live for thousands of years on Maveth.
    • Shape-Shifting: In "Paradise Lost", Hive transformed his Ward body's head into that of a tentacle-covered creature with greenish-grey skin, which is it's true form. He did this again in "Ascension" to intimidate Phil Coulson.
  • Body Manipulation: To kill his victims, Hive sends sand-like skin cells from his host-body hurtling towards potential victims. In "Bouncing Back", when he used this power, one could notice his skeletal hand as his skin came off like sand in the wind. This "sand" is like a parasite, managing to eat away at potential victims within seconds; in "The Inside Man", he used this "sand" to absorb the "life-force" of 5 ordinary humans. After he did this, the 5 humans had been reduced to blood-covered skeletons and Hive's host-body (Ward) had been restored to full working capacity. In "Spacetime", he used his powers to kill the entire Transia Corporation board of directors, as they screamed horrifically while the "sand" ate away at them. In "Failed Experiments", he used this power to kill a Kree Reaper, turning its face into a skull, later ripping out its heart and holding it in his hand.

Hive using his parasites to mind control other Inhumans.

    • Mind Control: Killing people isn't the only use that Hive's cells have; it was later discovered that he is capable of mind-controlling Inhumans by transferring his cells into their brains, which Malick describes as "join[ing] the hive". In "The Team", he appeared behind Daisy and mind-controlled her into killing Malick, who had betrayed Hive, and stealing the Kree Orb and several Terrigen Crystals from S.H.I.E.L.D., which she normally wouldn't do. In "The Singularity", he also mind-controlled Alisha Whistley and James, getting to James only after he became an Inhuman. It is unknown if he can mind-control humans, but it's suggested by Malick that he took control of HYDRA through this power. As shown in "Emancipation", Lash's powers allowed him to free Daisy from Hive's control, and future attempts at "swaying" her were unsuccessful. Hive's powers allowed him to instantly gain full control of Holden Radcliffe's Inhuman Primitives, which had no original thoughts of their own and relied entirely on Hive for survival and basic instincts.
  • Atmokinesis: Hive can use the weather to his advantage against potential foes. While on Maveth, he could cause severe sandstorms to confuse and isolate his victims.
  • Terrakinesis: Hive is capable of manipulating the terrain around him however he wishes. On Maveth, when Jemma Simmons and Will Daniels were about to reach a wormhole, Hive widened a canyon with his powers.
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Presumably using the memories of other people whom he killed and possessed, Hive was able to hold his own without using his powers, showing that he doesn't really need them to be terrifying. In "Failed Experiments", he was able to hold his own against a Kree Reaper, a brute-like Inhuman hunter, and didn't use his powers on him until he had decided he had enough. In "Ascension", his memories of Grant Ward allowed him to over-power even Daisy Johnson.

Weakness

  • Past lives: The memories in his head can be jumbled, causing him to experience them all at once causing him to lose his identity and sanity, as experienced when Lincoln used the memory machine to scramble his thoughts in "Absolution". This caused him to struggle to speak sentences and instead say things said by previous hosts.

Relationships

Allies

Hosts

Enemies

  • Kree
    • Kree Reapers † - Victims
  • Jiaying
  • S.H.I.E.L.D.
    • Phil Coulson † - Attempted Victim and Planned Host
    • Daisy Johnson - Former Thrall
    • Jemma Simmons
    • Leo Fitz - Attempted Killer
    • Melinda May - Attempted Killer
    • Alphonso Mackenzie
    • Piper - Attempted Killer
    • Secret Warriors
      • Lincoln Campbell † - Killer
      • Joey Gutierrez
      • Elena Rodriguez
    • Manzini † - Victim
    • Project Distant Star Return Astronauts
      • Austin † - Victim
      • Brubaker † - Victim
      • Taylor † - Victim
    • Transia Corporation
      • Rowan Hamilton †
    • Charles Hinton  †
    • Gideon Malick † - Ally and Worshipper turned Enemy
    • Holden Radcliffe † - Hostage
    • Lash † - Attempted Killer

Trivia

  • Before the Season 3 midseason premiere, it was confirmed by Elizabeth Henstridge that "It" was actually the Marvel Cinematic Universe's adaption of the Hive, a parasitic being created by HYDRA to embody their ideals.
  • In the comics, Hive is a parasitic entity created by HYDRA, composed of countless parasites merged around a host to form a single individual. Due to his intelligence, strength and dedication to the cause of HYDRA, Hive was appointed as one of HYDRA's heads by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker.
    • Also in the comics, he was Caucasian and he had blonde hair. But to make him look ancient, he was a Mayan Hunter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • It's theorized that Jiaying knew about Hive and feared him which is why she wanted the monolith, to prevent it from returning to Earth. Though in "Paradise Lost", it is stated that the Afterlife Inhumans were descendants of the Inhumans that he led against the Kree for an Orb-like weapon, leaving her speculated about whether or not she sought to free Hive.
    • Daniel Whitehall in the aforementioned episode, "Paradise Lost", also feared Hive which is why he never had any part in Gideon's plans. However, it is probable that Whitehall thought it was nonsense.
  • Hive is similar to Apocalypse from the X-Men comic book series. They are both powerful, god-like beings, thousands of years old and believed to be the first of a super-powered sub-species of humans (Hive with Inhumans and Apocalypse with mutants) and they seek to weed out the weak from the strong. They are also both able to mind-control their brethren, as Apocalypse transforms some mutants into his followers, called the Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
    • In X-Men: Evolution, Apocalypse also sought to turn the world's population into mutants, similar to Hive's goal of turning the human population into Inhumans.
  • Hive is one of only a few characters on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to have been portrayed by multiple actors, due to his body-possession power.
  • The name Alveus is Latin, translated as "reservoir", which means a supply or source of something; his power is to disperse tiny parasitic cells from his skin onto other people, eating whomever touches these cells. This likely means that he is a reservoir of these parasitic cells, or the name is perhaps tied-in with his plans.
    • Reservoir is also a word associated with water, and can be defined as "a large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply".
    • Another definition of "reservoir" is "a place where fluid collects, especially in rock strata or in the body".
    • Alveus also means "hollow vessel", referencing his body-possession power.
    • Yet another way to define Alveus is "beehive", a reference to how he can control the minds of Inhumans like how bees are hive-minded and obey their queen bee.
  • It's theorized that the Hive has Blue and Orange Morality, seeing its actions as being right and justified in its own mind while anybody else could develop the misconception that it's evil.
  • According to Phil Coulson, Hive was the inspiration behind the concept of The Devil.

External Links

Navigation

           Marvel Cinematic Universe Logo.png Villains

Ten Rings
Mandarin | Raza Hamidmi Al-Wazar | Abu Bakaar | Ahmed | Omar | Ten Rings Agent | Jackson Norriss | HYDRA Buyer | Death Dealer | Razor Fist | Gao Lei

Strategic Operations Command Center
Abomination | Thunderbolt Ross

Hammer Industries
Justin Hammer | Jack | Hammer Drones

Frost Giants
Loki Laufeyson | Laufey | Grundroth | Hailstrum | Raze | Jotunheim Beast

HYDRA
Leaders
Hive | Red Skull | Arnim Zola | Daniel Whitehall | Wolfgang von Strucker | Grant Ward | Gideon Malick

Centipede Group
John Garrett | Ian Quinn | Raina | Edison Po | Deathlok | Debbie | Vanchat | Scorch | Kaminsky

STRIKE
Alexander Pierce | Crossbones | Jack Rollins

Winter Soldiers
Vasily Karpov | Winter Soldier | Josef | Wilfred Nagel

Others
Aida | General Hale | Wilfred Malick | Heinz Kruger | HYDRA Lieutenant | Velt | Jasper Sitwell | Russo | Senator Stern | List | Scarlet Witch | Quicksilver | Mitchell Carson | HYDRA Buyer | Sunil Bakshi | Absorbing Man | Agent 33 | Blizzard | Kebo | Werner von Strucker | Giyera | Lucio | Alisha Whitley | Primitives | Hero Mercs | Dr. Leopold Fitz | Alistair Fitz | Ruby Hale | Qovas | Senator Atwood | HYDRA's Champion

Nazis
Adolf Hitler | Roeder | Hutter | Schneider

Black Order
Leaders
Thanos | Ebony Maw

Chitauri
The Other | Leviathans | Chitauri Gorillas

Others
Proxima Midnight | Corvus Glaive | Cull Obsidian | Nebula | Outriders | Sakaaran Mercenaries

A.I.M.
Aldrich Killian | Eric Savin | Trevor Slattery | Ellen Brandt | Sweat Shop Agent | Ponytail Express | Maya Hansen | Vice President Rodriguez | Extremis Soldiers

Dark Elves
Malekith the Accursed | Kurse the Strong

Marauders
Duhg | Kronan Marauder

Kree Empire
Leaders
Supreme Intelligence | Ronan the Accuser

Starforce
Yon-Rogg | Minn-Erva | Korath the Pursuer | Att-lass | Bron-Char

Kree Watch
Kasius | Sinara | Faulnak | Vicar | Tye

Others
Vin-Tak | Soh-Larr | Sakaaran Mercenaries | Exolon Monks

Yondu Ravager Clan
Yondu Udonta | Kraglin Obfonteri | Horuz | Vorker | Tullk | Oblo | Taserface | Gef | Retch | Halfnut | Brahl | Narblik | Huhtar

Red Room
General Dreykov | Taskmaster | Madame B | Black Widows

Zealots
Kaecilius | Lucian Aster

Sovereign
Ayesha | Sovereign Admiral | Zylak | Sovereign Chambermaid

Celestials
Arishem the Judge | Eson the Searcher | Ego the Living Planet | Tiamut the Communicator

Bestman Salvage
Vulture | Tinkerer | Shocker #1 | Shocker #2 | Randy Vale

Berserker Army
Hela Odinsdottir | Skurge | Fenris Wolf

Sakaaran Guards
The Grandmaster | Topaz | Sakaaran Mercenaries

Fire Demons
Surtur | Fire Dragon

Sambisan Militants
Sambisan Captain

Skrulls
Talos | Norex

Mysterio's Crew
Leader
Mysterio

Elementals
Molten Man | Hydro-Man | Sandman | Cyclone | Elemental Fusion

Others
William Ginter Riva | Victoria Snow | Gutes Guterman | Janice Lincoln | Doug

Soul Eaters
Dweller-In-Darkness

Eternals
Ikaris | Sprite

Deviants
Kro | Enkidu

Raimiverse
Green Goblin | Doctor Octopus | Sandman

Webbverse
Electro | Lizard

Inhuman Afterlife
Jiaying | Gordon | Calvin L. Johnson | Raina | Alisha Whitley

Kingpin's Criminal Empire
Leaders
Kingpin

Tracksuit Mafia
Echo | William Lopez | Clown | Ivan Banionis | Tomas | Enrique | Dmitri

Others
James Wesley | Leland Owlsley | Christian Blake | Carl Hoffman | John Healy | Bullseye | Vanessa Marianna | Tammy Hattley | Felix Manning | Eleanor Bishop

The Hand
Madame Gao | Nobu Yoshioka | Bakuto | Alexandra Reid | Elektra Natchios | Murakami | Sowande

Watchdogs
Felix Blake | Holden Radcliffe | Anton Ivanov | Tucker Shockley | Ellen Nadeer | Victor Ramon | Hellfire

The Pride
Jonah | Leslie Dean | Tina Minoru | Robert Minoru | Geoffrey Wilder | Catherine Wilder | Victor Stein | Janet Stein | Dale Yorkes | Stacey Yorkes

Roxxon Corporation
Peter Scarborough | Terrors

Cerberus Squad
Agent Orange | Blacksmith | Jigsaw | Morty Bennett | Carson Wolf | Punisher

Sarge's Squad
Sarge | Snowflake | Jaco | Pax

Chronicom Hunters
Sibyl | Atarah | Malachi | Luke | Baal-Gad | Abel | Isaiah

Sonny Burch's gang
Sonny Burch | Uzman | Anitolov | Knox | Stoltz

The Coven
Morgan le Fay | Cassandra | Bronwyn

Flag Smashers
Flag-Smasher | Dovich | Gigi | DeeDee | Lennox | Nico | Matias | Diego

LAF
Georges Batroc | Louie

Disciples of Ammit
Arthur Harrow | Ammit

Time Variance Authority
He Who Remains | Ravonna Renslayer | Miss Minutes | Hunter D-90 | Minuteman 90018371

Zombies
Iron Man | Captain America | Hawkeye | Falcon | Doctor Strange | Wong | Ebony Maw | Cull Obsidian | Hank Pym | Janet van Dyne | Hope van Dyne | Happy Hogan | Sharon Carter | Scarlet Witch | Thanos

Assorted Variants
Loki Laufeyson | Sylvie Laufeydottir | Boastful Loki | President Loki | Glamshades Loki | Pokey Loki | Bicycle Loki | Infinity Ultron | The Collector | Yellowjacket | Strange Supreme | Sinister Strange | Prince Killmonger | Arnim Zola | Venom | Karl Mordo

Others
Iron Monger | Samuel Sterns | Tough Guy Leader | Whiplash | Anton Vanko | The Destroyer | Georgi Luchkov | Herman | White Power Dave | The Collector | Ferdinand Lopez | Gerald Durand | Garthan Saal | Moloka Dar | Monstrous Inmate | Ultron | Ultron Sentinels | Ulysses Klaue | Yellowjacket | Helmut Zemo | Karl Mordo | Dormammu | Abilisk | Mac Gargan | Aaron Davis | Erik Killmonger | W'Kabi | Linbani | Linda | Dave | M'Baku | N'Jobu | Ghost | Bill Foster | Elihas Starr | Akihiko | J. Jonah Jameson | Valentina Allegra de Fontaine | Camilla Reyes | Franklin Hall | Lorelei | Marcus Daniels | Christian Ward | Jakob Nystrom | Lash | Katya Belyakov | Johann Fennhoff | Dottie Underwood | Turk Barrett | Bill Fisk | Lash | Whitney Frost | Kilgrave | Will Simpson | Dorothy Walker | Audrey Eastman | Diamondback | Cottonmouth | Black Mariah | Shades | Eli Morrow | Lucy Bauer | Harold Meachum | Jim Pierce | Maximus | Lewis Wilson | Tony Gnucci | Lance | Paulie | Leo | Frank Dean | Darius Davis | Detective Flores | Graviton | Grill | Samuel Voss | Alisa Jones | Karl Malus | Pryce Cheng | Detective Connors | Bushmaster | Steel Serpent | Typhoid Mary | Rosalie Carbone | Frank Dean | Darius Davis | Detective Flores | Topher | Anthony Wall/AWOL | Anderson Schultz | John Pilgrim | Eliza Schultz | Krista Dumont | D'Spayre | Mayhem | Lia Dewan | Izel | Shrike | Id Simmons | Trish Walker | Gregory Sallinger | Nathaniel Malick | Kora | Marduk Helstrom | Kthara | Basar | Magoth | Raum | Agatha Harkness | Tyler Hayward | Sharon Carter | Alioth | Khonshu | Anton Mogart | Wendy Spector | Ribbon Demon | Gargantos

           Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Logo.png Villains

Comics
Absorbing Man | A.I.M. | Apocalypse | Baron Wolfgang von Strucker | Batroc the Leaper | Black Widow | Boomerang | Bulldozer | Deadpool | Dormammu | Fixer | Galactus | Grant Ward | Graviton | Gorgon | HYDRA | Kree | Magneto | Mister Hyde | M.O.D.O.K | Mole Man | Norman Osborn | Ox | Piledriver | Ronan the Accuser | Scarlet Witch | Shocker | Songbird | Skrulls | Super-Skrull | Thunderball | Ultron | Valkyrie | Winter Soldier | Wizard | Wrecker

HYDRA
Leaders: Hive | Grant Ward | Daniel Whitehall | List | Wolfgang von Strucker | Gideon Malick | Wilfred Malick
High-Ranking Members: Jasper Sitwell | Sunil Bakshi | General Hale
Centipede Group: John Garrett | Ian Quinn | Raina | Debbie | Deathlok | Scorch
Operatives: Kaminsky | Absorbing Man | Blizzard | Agent 33 | Kebo | Giyera | Lucio | Alisha Whitley | Hellfire | Ruby Hale
Soldiers: Primitives
Other Officials: Werner von Strucker | Kirk Vogel | Nathaniel Malick
Framework: Aida | Dr. Leopold Fitz | Alistair Fitz
Affiliates: Vanchat | Qovas | Anton Ivanov

Watchdogs
Leaders: Anton Ivanov | Felix Blake
Operatives: Tucker Shockley
Affiliates: Ellen Nadeer | Hellfire | Victor Ramon | Holden Radcliffe | Aida

Kree Empire
High-Ranking Officials: Kasius
Operatives: Vin-Tak | Sinara | Faulnak | Vicar
Affilitates: Tye

Sarge's Squad
Leader: Sarge
Operatives: Snowflake | Jaco | Pax

Chronicoms
Leaders: Atarah | Sibyl
Hunters: Malachi | Isaiah | Baal-Gad | Luke
Associates: Nathaniel Malick | Kora | John Garrett

Other
Calvin L. Johnson | Camilla Reyes | Christian Ward | Eli Morrow | Franklin Hall | Graviton | Grill | Izel | Jakob Nystrom | Jiaying | Katya Belyakov | Lash | Lorelei | Lucy Bauer | Marcus Daniels | Roxxon Energy Corporation | Samuel Voss | Shrike | Thanos

Advertisement