Former president of Roxxon Oil
Place of Birth
Formerly Serpent Squad, Serpent Cartel, Roxxon Oil
None; however, when possessed by the Serpent Crown, Hugh Jones was capable of great psychic power
granted by the Elder God Set. He was able to read and control others' minds, cast
illusions, and use fire bolts of energy as an offensive blast. Jones was also
granted superhuman strength and endurance.
Hugh Jones was a skilled businessman.
The son of a wealthy oilman, Hugh Jones inherited his father's corporation which would later become Roxxon Oil. During his time of running Roxxon, Jones arranged the murders of several of the company's competitors and rivals--Howard and Maria Stark being among them. (To learn about the team and/or character, just click on their highlighted names above.)
At one point, Jones was kidnapped by Viper and her Serpent Squad. They forced Jones into contact with the Serpent Crown; thus, becoming the vessel for the Elder God Set. Set wished to use Jones' corporate power to establish his power over Earth. (To learn about the above highlighted teams and/or characters, just click on their names.)
Soon after, Jones was liberated by Captain America (in the guise of Nomad) and the Namor the Sub-Mariner. The two together were able to defeat the Serpent Squad. However, realizing her imminent capture, Viper fled with the Crown, but lost the Crown in the sewer while escaping. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the characters.)
Even though Jones was separated from the Serpent Crown, he continued to have a mental link with it; thus, he began a lengthy search for the artifact. Eventually, Jones found the Crown and resumed wearing it. Through the knowledge of Set, Jones learned about the Multiverse and was able to contact and ally himself with the Serpent Cartel (acolytes of Set) of the alternate universe of Earth-712. On Earth-712, the President of the United States wore the Serpent Crown and almost all the country's population were under Set's command. To continue the spread of Set's conquest across both realities, Earth-712's superhero team known as the Squadron Supreme (under the control of Set) were transported to help Jones spread Set's influence in his reality. But, the Avengers soon appeared and battled the Squadron Supreme. Fearing that his plans would be exposed, Jones decided to transport both teams to Earth-712 instead. However, despite
Jones and the Serpent Cartel's best efforts, the Avengers were able to
overthrow the Set's control over Earth-712 and the Squadron
Supreme. Afterward, the Avengers returned to their own universe, taking the Earth-712 Serpent Crown with them. However, upon their return, Hugh Jones confronted them and sent Orka against the team. Orka was able to defeat some of the Avengers until he was defeated after Thor and Moondragon arrived. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the places, teams, and/or characters.)
Later, Jones formed a new
Serpent Squad and sent them to find and locate the
missing Serpent Crown of Earth-712--wanting to combine the two Crowns to double
his power. The Serpent Squad was opposed by various heroes including the Scarlet Witch, Stingray, Triton, and the Thing. However, during the battle, Sidewinder was able to escape with the Serpent Crown and gave the artifact back to Hugh Jones which he wore atop
his Crown. Now, with immense psychic power, Jones took complete control over
all of Washington D.C. When the heroes arrived in to stop him, Jones conjured up an army
of ethereal images of past wearers of the Serpent Crown to battle them.
In fact, Scarlet Witch approached Jones and attempted to battle him, but was
overpowered by his superior mental power. Ultimately, a distraction by the Scarlet Witch faking a surrender made it so the Thing
was able to remove the Serpent Crowns off Jones' head. Jones
was defeated, and the Crowns were taken to Project: PEGASUS for safe-keeping and research. (To learn about the characters and/or place above, just click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the revealing outfits on Scarlet Witch's bio page.)
Unfortunately, breaking the link between Hugh Jones and the
Serpent Crown drove him insane and he was hospitalized in a mental hospital. This lead to him also being replaced as the President of Roxxon Oil.
There is nothing there, but her is the Marvel.com bio link for Hugh Jones, http://marvel.com/universe/Jones,_Hugh.
Hugh Jones appears on the TV series Marvel's Agent Carter. And like the comics, he appears as the President of Roxxon Oil Corporation.