The movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier includes a terrorist organization from the Marvel universe called Hydra. During the movie one of the characters whispers the catchphrase “Hail Hydra” to another Hydra member in a serious but notably awkward manner. It reminded me of the way that Voldemort hugged Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier came out on April 4th and on the 6th the first images captioned with “Hail Hydra” began to circulate on Twitter.
This is a simple and fun meme which will probably last in popularity at least as along as the movie is in theaters. I noticed it on April 7th because a few of my Facebook friends made statuses saying it and then after seeing the movie I totally got it. I haven’t seen any shirts or stuff yet, but I’m sure that there will be a whole bunch of merchandise up featuring the slogan in the next few weeks as the spread of the meme intensifies due to more people having seen the movie.
Here are my favorite Hail Hydra meme images:
- Brace yourself
- Keep Calm
- Breaking Bad
- Lion King (Simba) (Scar)
- My Little Pony (PinkiePie and RainbowDash) (RainbowDash and Rarity) (TwilightSparkle and Spike)
- Doctor Who (Rose Tyler) (River Song)
- Parks and Recreation
- Black Butler
- Spongebob SquarePants (Spongebob and Patrick) (Load of Barnacles Guy)
- History Channel ‘Because’ Guy
- Excel Saga
- Say that again I dare you– this one is particularly funny because the actor is in the movie the meme is from!
- Mean Girls
- Frozen (Hans) (Elsa and Anna)
- Magic The Gathering
- Green Lantern
- The Emperor’s New Groove
- Sesame Street- again? (Elmo)
- Polar Bears
And of course the haters:
Overall I find this a funny, easily tag-able and cute meme. And Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a great movie, even without the meme it spawned so check it out for sure!