A question about Marvel comics: What is HYDRA's purpose for existence? What is their ultimate goal, or ideal, or motive? They are an organisation, and all organisations are founded for a reason. I am guessing they have more motives than just world domination.
(spoiler) I hear that perhaps HYDRA believe in uniting all of humanity, and improving Earth's technology, as a way of asserting Earth's power in the wider universe. I.E. to protect humanity through superior technology and military force, against alien empires. Is this true? (/spoiler)
Kinda like how the Galactic Empire in Star Wars, according to Expanded Universe material, believed in uniting the galaxy into a single military state, and building the Death Star superweapon, partly because they knew the galaxy was going to be invaded by a hostile alien race. Or how Scorpius in Farscape wanted technology, in order to prevent a Scarran invasion of the galaxy.
Since the Agents of SHIELD TV series is coming soon, here is another question for Marvel fans: How likely is it they will emerge as a main enemy in Agents of SHIELD? Are they related? Are they arch-enemy organisations?