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Hades

1. Afterlife dimension within the realm of Olympus ruled by the god Pluto.

2. Greek name of Pluto.

Hala

Planet which is home to the Kree race.

Hand

An organization of classically-trained ninjas who are feared throughout the Far East.

See separate profile.

Hatut Zeraze ("Dogs of War")

Former secret police of Wakanda, removed from service by T'Challa but consider themselves acting in the country's best interests.

healing factor

Ability to rapidly recover from injuries and regenerate lost tissue.

Helicarrier

Immense airborne aircraft carrier which serves as mobile base for S.H.I.E.L.D..

Heliopolitans

Race of gods worshipped by the peoples of Egypt.

Hell's Kitchen

Neighborhood in Manhattan, New York.

Hellfire

A mystical form of energy which acts in a similar fashion to ordinary fire though it can also traumatize the souls of living beings. Most often wielded by demonic beings such as Zarathos and Mephisto. Also known as soulfire.

Hellfire Club

Private club which has sought to dominate others and employs superhumans within its ranks.

Herald

Title bestowed upon various beings appointed to serve Galactus in finding him worlds to devour.

Hill

The dimension to which Mikhail Rasputin teleported the Morlocks to.

See separate profile and also Morlocks.

hologram

A three-dimensional image generated by light.

Homo mermanus

An evolutionary offshoot of humanity who possess gills and dwell underwater. It is not yet known how this subspecies came into being. Homo mermanus are popularly called Atlanteans, although the term properly refers only to the citizens of the Atlantean empire.

See also Atlantis.

Homo sapiens superior

A commonly used term for describing all superhumanly powerful mutant human beings as members of a new species. Technically speaking, each superhumanly powerful mutant with a different power or set of powers from the others is probably a member of his or her own subspecies of Homo sapiens (Latin for "thinking man"). However, there is some evidence that all superhumanly powerful mutants have some characteristics in common that normal humanity does not share: for example, these mutants all emit distinctive psionic waves. There is also reason to believe that these mutants are the first wave of a newly evolving superhuman race.

See separate profile.

Hound Program

The Hound Program comprises a few mutants who are working for the government to find and capture mutants.

See separate profile.

Hounds

Mutants who have been enslaved by humans to hunt other mutants.

Houngan

A male priest in the religion of voodoo.

Hulkbusters

Nickname given to various military and intelligence operations to combat and imprison the Hulk.

Hull House

An orphanage in Orloo, Ontario, Hull House secretly serves as a recruitment centre for the Super Hero Youth Acceleration Program of Department H.

See separate profile and also Department H.

Humanity's Last Stand

A grass-roots movement focused on protecting humans from the mutant menace.

See separate profile.

humanoid

Having virtually the same physical characteristics as a human being. Only a normal Earth human being can properly be termed human, although mutants, Eternals, and Inhumans can be classified as human under a broader definition of the term. Beings who greatly resemble human beings in physical characteristics, but are not exactly like them are humanoids. Beings who resemble humans in some major outward physical characteristics but not in others that are of equal importance are called semi-humanoids.

hybrid

Offspring whose parents were of different species (or offshoots of the same race).

Hydra

A worldwide terrorist organization founded by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker.

See separate profile.

hyperspace

A dimension accessible from Earth whose physical laws differ from Earth's in the following ways. First, it is possible to surpass the speed of light within hyperspace. Second, hyperspace is "warped" in comparison to Earth's dimension so that the distance between two points in hyperspace might be immensely shorter than the distance between the equivalent points in Earth's dimension. Interstellar travel is impractical for any sentient race that has not discovered the means off traveling through hyperspace in order to reach a destination in their own dimension. Hyperspace is also known as sub-space (which is sometimes confused with the Negative Zone) and warp-space. It is accessible through naturally occurring or artificially created nexuses in space called space warps.

hypnosis

Ability to place another into a trancelike state that makes them susceptible to suggestion.

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