Nosy internet trolls branded the Intelligence at Disney’s she-hulk an imitation of what is a much more evil syndicate in Marvel Comics. His incarnation in the comics begins with a meeting of some of the most dangerous minds in the Marvel Universe. Samuel Sterns, aka The Leader, envisions the organization as an elite club for the smartest supervillains. The Leader is an intellectual helmet, formerly a mediocre figure transformed into a cerebral titan by Gamma radiation. Intelligence makes a career out of raiding intellectual, cultural, and military institutions for intelligence and technology. Some members end up using the knowledge they gain to satisfy personal vendettas.
The Intelligence has a complex reputation in the comics, but the Alpha one-shot, hulks fall (by Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier), is a good place to start to get an idea of how dangerous and prolific their crimes are. Here, the organization’s initial lineup is assembled, including Wizard, Egghead, MODOK, The Super Apes, Red Ghost, The Mad Thinker, and Dr. Doom. They loot sections of the Library of Alexandria for their radical science of alchemy and transmutation of the Eternals, Wakanda, and Atlantis.
The Intelligence is made up of some of Marvel’s smartest villains
While storming the Library of Alexandria, Intelligence uses a Temporal Shifter and its concerted mental power to hide from psychic detection. MODOK can conduct virtual rehearsals to help prepare the team for operations. Technological secrets stolen from Wakanda allow Dr. Doom to create a lightning bolt that draws the Beyonder’s attention with dire consequences. It is the Beyonder who finally brings the Venom symbiote to Earth. However, Doom soon betrays the organization and The Leader goes into hiding. Continuing with the investigation of cosmic energy. MODOK plans to use military satellites to project a combination of cosmic energy and gamma radiation to produce a red Hulk, whom they can bring into battle against Dr. Doom and other enemies.
Intelligence plays a crucial role in helping stop Bruce Banner’s Hulk as he launches his campaign to destroy the superheroes who banished him to the dangerous alien planet Sakaar. Tony Stark plans to save the day by siphoning off the Hulk’s Gamma energy with his new satellite technology. However, Intelligence got there first, hacking into Stark’s systems undetected and stealing energy to create his helmets.
Intelligence activities severely affected several Hulks
After the World War Hulk, General Ross, who fakes his death, becomes the Red Hulk. Ross’s Hulk can retain cognitive control and can absorb more energy and become even stronger. He proves to be extremely dangerous, using his military skills to take down the Abomination. Hoping to eliminate potential threats, Intelligence strives to capture the eight smartest people on the planet, so no one can thwart his plans. Amadeus Cho, one of the eight, is taken hostage after he tries to rescue the Hulk’s wife, Betty Ross, who becomes the Red She-Hulk.
Of hulks fall a infamous Iron Man, the Intelligence used their looted technology to harness the Hulk’s powers to wreak havoc. Their collective intelligence allows them to gain and wield dangerous power. They are also behind various smaller plots during their active years, including getting their members and even villains not affiliated with them out of prison. This mob of mad geniuses is made more dangerous by their concerted efforts to internally share intelligence and operate with impressive secrecy.