First Appearance: Captain America Comics #7
An imperfect version of the Super Soldier Serum that created Captain America gave HYDRA mastermind Johann Schmidt enhanced strength but left his face horribly disfigured. He became known as the Red Skull and would have conquered the world if Cap had not stopped him during World War II. After the war, he went into hiding and emerged recently in an attempt to regain his youth. The attempt failed, but the Skull now possesses a stolen suit of Iron Man’s armor. This newly invigorated Red Skull has vowed to destroy the Avengers and conquer the world!
Real Name: Johann Schmidt
- Military, political and strategic genius
- Moderate hand-to-hand combat skills
- Excellent marksman