PREPARED BY MARIA HILLEdit
S.H.I.E.L.D.’S MOST WANTED, #12: Hammerhead Classification: Professional Criminal
Criminal Record: Extensive. Wanted by the NYPD for multiple accounts of murder, attempted murder, racketeering and drug smuggling.
Powers: Much of Hammerhead’s skeleton, including his cranium, have been replaced by the unbreakable alloy adamantium.
Unique Weapon: As an aficionado of 1930s gangster movies, Hammerhead’s preferred weapon is a Prohibition-era “tommy gun” modified to use teflon-coated, armor-piercing bullets and an advanced rate of fire.
Known History: Law enforcement has no record of the man called Hammerhead prior to the assassination attempt by a rival mob that left him near-death and his subsequent transformation into Hammerhead at the hands of a gangland surgeon.
What is known is that he has risen among the Maggia’s ranks to become among the Karnelli Family’s most effective capos. Unfortunately, thanks to missing evidence, “whacked” witnesses and bribed prosecutors, no jury has been able to put him away for good.
Observations: “S.H.I.E.L.D. believes Hammerhead is spearheading the Maggia’s traffic in the mystery element Iso-8. By dealing with the likes of Hydra and AIM, Hammerhead has blundered out of his world of bad suits and Marinara sauce and into ours.
"So when the opportunity presents itself: Take him down.” — Maria Hill