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Hyperion is a corrupt superhero and a Squadron Supreme member. He is a former member of the Cabal. He is one of the tertiary antagonists (alongside Dracula and Attuma) of Season 1 and one of the secondary antagonists (alongside Doctor Spectrum, Power Princess, Speed Demon, and Nuke) of the Squadron Supreme arc of Season 2 of Avengers Assemble.

He is an enemy of the Avengers.


Early Life[]

Hyperion is a superhero from an alien world, where he, along with his team, ruled with an iron fist. When the people rejected their rule, The Squadron Supreme forced Doctor Spectrum to destroy their planet. At some point, the Squadron Supreme separated and Hyperion began his search for a new planet he could "save".


Hyperion arrived on Earth as it was threatened by a giant meteor (implied to be the remains of Hyperion's planet. Although the Avengers were able to stop most of the asteroids, Hyperion destroyed the largest one, an "earth-killer", making him the day's hero, even earning the admiration of J. Jonah Jameson. Not long after, Hyperion invited the Avengers, who had taken an interest in the new hero, to his Citadel, where he shared with them his "tragic" story. However, the Avengers soon saw through his lies and became worried about Hyperion's extreme ways after witnessing him deal with the Wrecker. Although Hyperion was a worthy foe, the Avengers were able to take the rogue hero down, and imprison him in a place where he could never break out.


Some time later, S.H.I.E.L.D. was keeping Hyperion contained on the Tri-Carrier. Interested in his abilities, the Red Skull and his Cabal freed him from his prison and asked him to join them. Hyperion, wanting to get revenge on the Avengers for trapping him in the first place, accepts the offer. Hyperion serves as a member of the Cabal and aids the Red Skull while having the chance to take revenge on the Avengers. He saved by Iron Man when he almost is killed by Red Skull's trap, Hyperion and the other Cabal members aid the Avengers in defeating Red Skull.


It was revealed that Hyperion's team didn't perish when Nighthawk appeared on Earth. Nighthawk has mentioned about knowing of Hyperion's time with the Cabal and considered him the "hammer" of the group. At the end of the episode, Hyperion appears on the Tri-carrier and frees Nighthawk with the intent to reform their group.

The Dark Avengers[]

Using the Reality Gem, Doctor Spectrum alters reality so the Avengers are all criminals with darker costumes and the Avengers Tower is headquarters of the Squadron. Due to a spike in energy, Iron Man sees the real reality and manages to convince his team to come together. However Spectrum has created a machine that will give him complete control over reality, and plans to alter history so the Avengers were never born. Captain is able to get a hold of the stone and revert reality back to normal. The Squadron leaves with Nighthawk activating charges placed at the base of Avengers tower. The Avengers manage to prevent the structure from falling onto New York in time for J.A.R.V.I.S. to activate the repair systems.

Terminal Velocity[]

While Speed Demon put a belt on Hulk which not only gave the Green Goliath super speed, but also turned him into a bomb, Hyperion kept the rest of the Avengers busy.


While the team of Hawkeye, Black Widow, Falcon, and Hulk were on the Citadel, they found a holographic recording of some security footage. In it, we learn Bill, better known as Dr. Spectrum, was the only member of the Squadron against destroying their home-world. However both Hyperion and Nighthawk forced him to reveal the Power Prism, which ultimately reduced the planet to debris.

Midgard Crisis[]

Thor is convinced that Power Princess wants to defect from Squadron Supreme, but Hulk knows better and must protect Thor from Power Princess's duplicitous ways.

Avengers' Last Stand[]

The Avengers are challenged by the fully formed and incredibly powerful Squadron Supreme for a battle that will end with only one team as the victor.

Avengers Underground[]

Believing to have bested the Avengers, each member of the Squadron took a part of the world, where they wouldn't have to see one another. While ruling England, Hyperion was weakened by Captain America using the power prism, turning the sun blue. In doing so, allowed Black Widow to effortlessly beat him. However Nighthawk revealed he only revived Nuke to supercharge Hyperion, giving him more strength then ever. Hyperion then headed down to the center of the Earth in order to destroy it, believing the planet wasn't worthy of their rule. While Iron Man dealt with Nighthawk, the other Avengers fought Hyperion with Ant-Man's use of using the underground insects to great effects. It was mentioned that all members of the Squadron were locked up in the Vault.




Powers and Abilities[]


Eternal Physiology: Hyperion's unique physiology is common among the Eternals. His body collects yellow sun radiation and operates in a process similar to nuclear fusion. As a result, he possesses various superhuman attributes.

  • Solar Radiation Absorption: Hyperion's superhuman abilities most likely come from his alien heritage. It was revealed that absorbing the radiation of a yellow sun is what grants Hyperion his vast superhuman powers[1]. It also also revealed that he can absorb nuclear radiation.
  • Atomic Vision: Hyperion can project powerful beams of intense heat or concussive force from his eyes that are strong enough to knock-back the Hulk and Thor. Visually, they resemble laser-like red beams firing from his eyes.
  • Superhuman Strength: Hyperion possesses class 100+ superhuman strength and is one of the physically strongest beings in the universe. Hyperion is the strongest member of his team, and is the one who Hulk will immediately challenge from the Squadron Supreme. He can effortlessly bend reinforced steel, lift cars like they are books, overpower the Hulk and grapple with him nearly unchallenged on several occasions, knocked down Ant-Man at his largest size, and even knocked out Thor by punching him several times.
  • Superhuman Speed: Hyperion can think, react, and move at superhuman speeds. He can fly at high-supersonic speeds.
  • Superhuman Stamina:
  • Superhuman Agility: Hyperion's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are far beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: Hyperion's reflexes and agility are similarly enhanced and are far superior to those of the finest human athlete.
  • Enhanced Intelligence: Hyperion possesses an enhanced intellect, and has the knowledge of someone born on a technologically advanced world.
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: He also has a high level regeneration abilities being able to instantly regenerate from superficial legions as well as regenerate limbs & organs, despite his highly durable skin, organs and bone structures. This also caused his aging to a completely halt.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Hyperion's body is several of times denser than a normal human's, and he is practically impervious to all forms of physical injury and harm. Fire causes him no damage or pain, electricity from even Thor barely effects him and he took a face full of Mjolnir many times. He can fall from great heights unaffected, is immune to all Earth diseases and toxins, and he requires no food, drink, sleep, or air to survive. Hyperion can easily withstand absolute temperature extremes with no discomfort and withstand the Hulk's punches. Bullets bounce off his skin taking more damage than he does, and he can easily withstand even the most powerful energy attacks and physical strikes from the most powerful of beings.
  • Superhuman Senses: He has been shown to have superhuman hearing, as he overheard a conversation that was whispered between Falcon and Iron Man in his episode debut. Hyperion can hear nearly everything around him on what planet he is on, and can block out everything around him to hear a specific object. He possesses X-ray vision, and can see through all substances with the exception of lead[1]. He can see from distances that are miles away as if it was right in front of him.
  • Flight: Hyperion can manipulate the effect of gravity on himself to hover and fly through the air.
  • Super Breath: Hyperion can use his breath to create a gust of wind that can blow his enemies he used it on Captain America and Black Widow and Hawkeye in The Dark Avengers and also used it against Black Widow and Hawkeye in Terminal Velocity.
    • Freeze Breath: Hyperion can use his breath to create a gust of wind that can freeze his enemies solid, he briefly used this on Thor.
    • Vortex Breath: Hyperion has been shown to use his powerful breath to create tornadoes.


  • Solar Energy Depletion: If Hyperion is cut off from the source of his strength, nourishing solar photons particles from the sun, then his strength and abilities gradually are weakened, ultimately making him vulnerable. used sterile neutrinos, through dark radiation, to countermand Hyperion's radiation.
  • Sonics: Due to Hyperion's enhanced senses, he is very sensitive to loud noises as he became temporary deaf after a Doctor Doom said "No" through his universal translator at a dangerous volume.
  • Ego: Hyperion has a massive ego that the Avengers are able to exploit.
  • Blue Solar Radiation: Captain America used Doctor Spectrum's power prism to change the color of the sun to neutralize Hyperion's powers since he can only absorb yellow solar radiation.


Avengers Assemble[]


Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Season 2[]


Background information[]

  • Hyperion was created as an imitation of DC Comic's Superman.
  • In Marvel Comics, he was good and was friends with Nighthawk, was in relationship with Zarda, and he did not come from an alien world, he came from Earth-712, which was based of the DC Universe. The King Hyperion version of the character possessed class 100+ strength.
  • Hyperion's voice actor Brian Bloom has previously portrayed a version of Superman named Ultraman in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths.
  • Hyperion is the first Squadron Supreme member to appear in the show.


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