Sunday, September 25, 2022

Marvel Legends - MADAME HYDRA!

Marvel Legends - Controller Build-a-Figure Wave - Madame Hydra - Mattel 2022

I won't lie and pretend that the character of Madame Hydra hasn't always been confusing to me. Her alternating aliases of Madame Hydra and Viper made me think she was two separate characters for a long time. And then I assumed she was a member of the Serpent Society, which I eventually discovered she was, but her lack of powers and any reptilian traits (aside from the color green) made her inclusion odd to me. Her main claim to fame is as the leader of Hydra. But I have to admit, I always found Hydra and A.I.M. storylines boring. I want my comic enemies to be individuals with unique powers and backstories, not largely anonymous paramilitary groups. Yet somehow this character always managed to still capture my attention. It's the combination of her commanding presence, monochromatic costumes, and menacing codenames that I find so intriguing. Surprisingly this is her second Legends figure, although 10 years apart, so it is a definite improvement. Let's check out Madame Hydra below!

Interestingly, Madame Hydra has the older style buck with legs that tend to warp over time.
There are newer sculpts that seem like a much better choice.

Madame Hydra comes with two sets of hands and two small pistols.

She also comes with the Right Leg of the Build-a-Figure Controller figure.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Madame Hydra with her (rather tragic) 2012 version
I heavily customized her and essentially resculpted her whole face.

And here she is with her wave-mate Speedball!



  1. The arms aren't new: they're the old single-joint arms they'd been using until now, just fyi

    1. You're so right. For some reason I got it in my head that ML ladies recently had elbow pegs. I don't where I got that notion... i just looked back at my own pics through 2017 and it's these same elbows. I'll edit the content above. Thanks!