|“||A lifetime ago, I too sought the stones... I even held one in my hand. But it cast me out, banished me here, guiding others to a treasure I can not possess.||„|
|~ Red Skull to Thanos|
Johann Schmidt was the commanding officer of HYDRA, a special weapons division of the Nazi Schutzstaffel and the modern-day incarnation of the ancient HYDRA society. A brilliant scientist in his own right, he fought his way through the ranks of Nazi elite to become a confidant of Adolf Hitler himself. However, his ambition to become the superior man led him to test the Super Soldier serum on himself which transformed him into the horrifying Red Skull.
After gaining possession of the mystical Tesseract and its unimaginable power, he decided to turn his back on the Third Reich and rule the world alone. However, as World War 2 raged, his plans would be challenged by the only Allied super soldier, Captain America. In 1945 Schmidt launched his offensive, intending to bring the United States to its knees, but he was intercepted by Captain America, and vanished when he touched the Tesseract with his bare hands.
Schmidt was teleported to Vormir, where he became trapped in a state of purgatory, becoming the Stonekeeper, a wraith who advises those who seek the Soul Stone. After over seventy years on Vormir, Schmidt met Thanos and Gamora, seeking the stone, which he led them to, disappearing once Thanos claimed the stone.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-A | Unknown
Name: Red Skull, Johann Schmidt
Origin: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Age: At his 40´s before he disappeared
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Expert soldier, Very good at close combat, Very good with guns | Immortality (Unknown type), Levitation, Extrasensory Perception (Knows everyone who travels to Vormir)
Lifting Strength: Likely Class 50 (Should be comparable to Captain America) | Unknown
Striking Strength: Small Building Class | Unknown
Durability: Small Building level (Took a beating from Captain America) | Unknown
Range: Standard melee range, several dozens of meters with guns
Standard Equipment: Guns, knives, etc
Weakensses: Nothing notable
Key: Base | Stonekeeper