Not too much is known about the Hive except that he is a current member of HYDRA. Baron Strucker along with Madame Hydra, Viper, the Hive and Kraken have resurfaced and have been raiding and destroying several significant SHIELD shadow facilities. The Hive staged a raid on SHIELD's largest hidden weapons factory called Barracuda. The Hive and HYDRA would ambush Nick Fury and his forces when they learned he was planning to assault the HAMMER shipyard called the Dock to retrieve some helicarriers. The tide of battle turn in Fury's favor when the Secret Warriors teleport in and Dum Dum Dugan takes control of the carriers. Hellfire wraps his burning chain around the Hive's arm but the parasitic being pulls the Secret Warrior towards him and smashes him with an uppercut. HYDRA was on the losing end of this battle and Kraken shifted the Hive, Strucker and the Gorgon away.
It was later revealed that the Hive was a former HYDRA agent that was selected for a special program at the HYDRA Recruitment Center in Vancouver called Ravenous. Kraken would take this agent to a secret underwater base called the Hive and place him in a room filled with parasitic pods. The Kraken tells Baron Von Strucker that this agent was flagged during his physical because he had a deficient white blood cell count and his body would less likely reject the process. The pods began to open and the parasites attached themselves to the agent's nude body. The process was extremely painful but the HYDRA agent became the perfect host body and was transformed into a mutated human/parasite hybrid. The Hive was born and it was able to gain complete control of the parasites as it evolved and effectively form a group consciousness.
The Hive and other high ranking officials of HYDRA discuss issues in Gehenna regarding LEVIATHAN and the kidnapping of Viper. A meeting would take place at the HYDRA Financial Hub called the Crown in Kyoto with the major heads from HYDRA and LEVIATHAN after Orion resurfaced. The leader of LEVIATHAN, Orion wanted HYDRA to be subservient to them but Baron Von Strucker refused and ordered Gorgon to attack. The Hive and other members of HYDRA engaged LEVIATHAN at the meeting so these two organizations went to war resulting with massive casualties from both parties. The Crown was completely destroyed but the leadership of both organizations escaped.
Powers & Abilities
The Hive has the ability to take mental control of individuals by placing his squid/pod parasites on the body of any victim. The Hive is the perfect host for this parasitic species and has the ability to breed and centrally control these parasites. The Hive can shoot these parasites from various parts of his body including his hands and chest. The Hive speaks in some unknown language but certain members of HYDRA including Strucker and the Gorgon can understand him. The Hive also has enhanced strength and is formidable in hand-to-hand combat.
Hive is an Inhuman designed by the Kree to control the other Inhumans. He was originally a young human male living as a hunter-gatherer in ancient times, until the Kree abducted him and used him in their experiments to create living weapons.
Hive is first seen as an unidentified being, known only as "It", that Jemma Simmons encounters upon going through the portal that leads to Maveth, where it appears as a humanoid donning a cloak. It later inhabits the corpse of Will Daniels after he sacrifices himself so that Jemma can escape the planet through the portal. Later, after Fitz destroys Will's body with a flare gun, Hive inhabits the recently killed Grant Ward, where he is able to escape to Earth.
Hive attempts to spread a global contagion to transform most of the human population into Alpha Primitives. He is ultimately killed when when Lincoln Campbell sacrifices himself in a Quinjet with Hive and launches it into space, allowing the warhead carrying the contagion to harmlessly detonate away from the planet. In his last moments, Hive laments that he only wanted to make the world better.
Hive is portrayed by Jason Glover in his original form, and by Brett Dalton while inhabiting Ward's body.
The MCU version of the Hive has the ability to skeletonize a human in moments using its parasites, and can use those same parasites to turn any Inhuman to his cause with unquestioning loyalty. He can inhabit a human host, though the human must first be dead, and has full access to his hosts' memories. He cannot feed on or possess Inhumans.