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World War II
The HYDRA Super Soldier
- "Even now, Cap is leading the charge against the dreaded Red Skull and his HYDRA forces."
- ―Radio broadcast[src]
Soon, he led the German armies, with the HYDRA forces leading all attacks, into conquering much of the continental Europe. However, the Allies, led by Captain America, counterattacked and liberated much of the territory under German occupation.
The Bifrost Bridge
However, the Red Skull's plan was stopped by Captain America and Bucky who damaged his machine, starting a fire in the fortress. He attempted to escape with his advanced rocket plane but was followed by Captain America and Bucky. As Captain America reached him, he set his transport to self-destruct and flew away in an ejector seat. Though he failed to destroy Captain America, his greatest enemy ended up frozen in ice.
Through the combination of science and the effects of the Super Soldier Serum on his body, the Red Skull remained alive until the 21st century. Disguising himself as Dell Rusk, he begun to work on infiltrating the United States government, eventually becoming the US Secretary of Defence.
Somehow, the Red Skull gained possesion of the Sleepers, the giant robots built by HYDRA during World War II. He used his position of the Secretary of Defence to obtain modern technology and weaponry from the US Army so he could improve the robots and use them in his next attempt of global conquest.
The Red Skull was responsible for the creation of the Red Hulk and manipulated the other vigilantes (Doc Samson and Falcon) to do the dirty job for him without anyone suspecting. Back in Washington, D.C., he seemed pleased of the success of the creation of the Red Hulk, despite his misbehavior and failure of getting Bruce Banner to him.
Dust of Death
- "Red Skull!“
“And so, we have come full circle, Captain America. I will crush you and everything you hold dear under my heel."
- ―Captain America and Red Skull[src]
Though ill, Captain America had enough strenght to attack Dell Rusk, tearing his mask apart and revealing his true face. Finally able to have a triumph over his greatest enemy, the Red Skull ordered the Winter Soldier to finish Captain America, but the Winter Soldier instead injected Cap with the cure for the toxin. The Red Skull attempted to kill the Winter Soldier for disobeying his orders, but he was attacked by Captain America. The American war hero easily overpowered the ex-HYDRA commander, but the Winter Soldier dissapeared from the scene.
At that moment, one of the Sleepers attacked the prison. Though the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D agents managed to destroy the giant robot, the Red Skull escaped, leaving a message in his cell, telling that the Sleepers are awaken.
Attack on Washington, D.C.
For most of the time, the Red Skull was dressed in a pre-1938 black Allgemeine-SS uniform. He wore a military decoration similar to the Iron Cross around his neck, despite the fact that the Iron Cross was not reinstated before 1939. Under the guise of Dell Rusk, he wore an elegant black suit. When he was in captivity of S.H.I.E.L.D., he wore the green prisoner clothes.
Powers and Abilities
- Master strategist: At the time of the WWII era, Red Skull had an army on his command and planned strategies to conquer the world.
- Skilled hand-to-hand combatist
- Skilled marksman
- Biological Immortality Gained Through Biological Enhancements
- Artificially-Increased Strength, Speed, Intelligence, Stamina & Healing Factor
- 015. "The Red Skull Strikes!"
- 016. "If This Be Doomsday!"
- 106. "Meet Captain America"
- 109. "Living Legend" (mentioned)
- 124. "This Hostage Earth" (flashback)
- 209. "Nightmare in Red"
- 220. "Code Red"
- 221. "Winter Soldier"
Background in other media
- Red Skull's role in the series is similar to his role in the film Captain America: The First Avenger where he is an SS general in command of HYDRA. However, This series version of the Red Skull is far more faithful to his comic book incarnation than the Marvel Cinematic Universe version.
- This is the seventh animated appearance of Red Skull. Previous versions include "The Marvel Super Heroes", "1981 Spider-Man", "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends", "X-Men", "Spider-Man: The Animated Series" and "The Super Hero Squad Show".