Hydra Gang, or simply Hydra, is a gang established by Juan Carlos "Flippy" Hernandez.
Hydra Gang was established in September 2020 by Juan Carlos "Flippy" Hernandez, alongside Fernando "Mario" Reyes, Raul Rodriguez and Susie Carmichael. Since 2020, the gang went through phases of existence and non-existence and at some point being rumored to not be a gang at all. Hydra entered a phase of renewal in March 2022, starting with a relocation of turf from Mirror Park to Little Seoul and new members being established.
Hydra consists of many skilled criminals, with members specializing in drug manufacturing, combat, hacking, street racing, or getaway driving. The gang is regarded as one of the wealthiest and most lethal gangs in the city, operating as a semi-independent gang under the criminal syndicate of Chang Gang.
Hydra manages the Vendetta racing crew, as some members and associates are also avid street racers.
In 2020, Mario approached Flippy after leaving the Vagos and asked him to create a group with him; due to their strong friendship, Flippy agreed. During this timeframe, Raul Rodriguez had also left the Vagos and approached Flippy, hoping to join the crew. As Raul shared being an ex-member of the gang, they both decided to invite him to the crew, in turn inviting his girlfriend, Susie Carmichael. After months of doing jobs and hanging out with friends, they slowly gathered other members such as Deejay Bartello, Miguel Almerion and Olga Sazkaljovich, later gathering members from other gangs.
Despite some members leaving the city or going M.I.A, Hydra Gang continued to grow and currently boasts 15 full members.
Hydra has been dubbed various names throughout its existence.
Shnake Gang - Many of the OG members of Hydra are former members of gangs (such as The Families, the Vagos, the Angels and the Russian Mafia) who "betrayed" or "snaked" their original gang for varying reasons, including feeling left out or not having a purpose within the group. Therefore, Hydra was/is a gang of "snakes", hence the name.
"Flippy's Crew" - An older term used prior to March 2022, during a time Hydra was barely considered to be an organized gang with a consistent name. The term was used by people who were unaware of the gang's real membership or proper name, so they just referred to the group as simply 'Flippy's crew', consisting of Flippy's friends or people who hang around him.
Mario Gang - Hydra Gang's original name, named after Mario. The term is still sometimes used as sort of a joke name implying that Mario is the real leader of Hydra, or is the leader of his own gang of loyal sycophants.
Hydra Gang - The most commonly used name for the gang, coined by Flippy and used by the majority of the crew and citizens of Los Santos. The word "Hydra" comes from the Lernaean Hydra or Hydra of Lerna, a serpentine water monster in Greco-Roman mythology. This means that 'Hydra Gang' devolves from the theme of snakes and serpents, which also links back to the gang's other moniker, "Shnake Gang". Every new member recruited is akin to adding a new head to the Hydra.
Hydra Gang Commandments
|1.||Thou shall not listen to Miguel.|
|2.||Thou shall spend time offline.|
|3.||Thou shall not date within the gang.|
|4.||Thou shall ERP while in times of peace.|
|5.||Thou shall carry cuffs at all times.|
|Initiation task of James 'Phantom' Thompson|
March 14th 2022 - Initiation task of James Thompson
After getting invited to Hydra Gang on March 12th 2022, he was told, that he will have to do an initiation task. The tasks are picked to people by OG members, referencing their main talents. James Thompson, better known as Phantom, is mostly known for his great driving, so his initiation task was to do a solo meth run and was scheduled to happen on March 14th 2022.
The task was started and for the meth run Phantom got one of the worst cars you can get. His job was responded by 2 interceptors, 1 bike, 1 air-one and 3-4 cvpi cars. Even though his driving was near to perfect and air-one (piloted by Skye Faye) exploded mid chase, but the car couldn't shake of the bike and interceptor units at the same time. The chase was long enough that fuel became a problem, so he called in for help and Juan Carlos Hernandez, Susie Carmichael and Kio Shima came in to help him refuel. First try to refuel failed without Phantom even reaching the gas pump, because Matt Rhodes was right behind him going into the gas station. At the second attempt neither of the helping people were ready for him to go in, so he got to the gas pump, got boxed, tazed and cuffed.
After looking for cuffs in his stashes, Juan Carlos Hernandez came back to attempt uncuffing Phantom. He told Susie Carmichael to distract cops at the front, so he could go from the back and uncuff Phantom. This plan didn't work well, cause T.J. Mack spotted Juan Carlos Hernandez before he even entered the scene, which made him panic and run to Phantom through everyone. Even with being called out, the cops didn't realise what is happening in time and he successfully uncuffed Phantom. After a small foot-chase and the both having to break cuffs twice, both Phantom and Juan Carlos Hernandez were picked up by other gang members and they all got away.
|Initiation task of Vincent 'Arnie' Carl|
April 8th, 2022 - Initiation task of Vincent 'Arnie' Carl
On April 8th, 2022, after Vendetta won a racing tournament against Redline, Flippy approached 'Arnie' of Bowl Cut Gang and offered him membership into Hydra. Flippy said he'd develop an initiation task for Arnie within the next two weeks. And after that it was forgotten for months.
On July 26th, 2022, Miguel and Flippy started thinking about people who are in the gang, but still haven't had their initiations yet. Arnie came into mind and they began to think over ideas relating to him driving. Miguel came up with the idea of Arnie getting a new PB or Lap Record while having a bomb strapped to the car, and if he is unable to get a PB or LR - he blows up.
He did this initiation on July 27th. He was given a choice to pick between two sprint races - Guillotine or Power Lines. Arnie picked Guillotine and his choice of car was a LFA. He beat his personal best for this race only by 1.11 second (Race time: 8:42.654, previous PB: 8:43.764) and by doing that he completed his initiation.
|Initiation task of Kio and Niko|
Kio Shima is known as one of Hydra's best drivers and Nikolai Filatov is considered one of the best S+ boost hackers in the city. For their initiation tasks, they would have to duo an S+ boost with swapped responsibilities: Kio is to hack, and Niko is to drive.
Hydra specializes in manufacturing and trafficking meth, as Susie Carmichael is one of the biggest meth cooks in the city. Hydra partakes in large meth runs regularly and, to help keep up production during periods of burn-out, Susie has often enlisted Street Team members, such as Daph Lilith, to assist in their cooks. Vinny Pistone has also volunteered for Hydra meth cooks. Phantom became Hydra's secondary cook after Clarke Bishop was removed from the gang.
Hydra primarily supplies meth to Chang Gang and the Brouge Street Kingz (BSK). Ramee El-Rahman and Hutch Hutcherson are big customers of Hydra's meth within Chang Gang, and Denzel Wallace buys from Hydra when BSK are not cooking their own.
On May 31, 2022, Hydra agreed to buy BSK's meth lab for $3.5 million, resulting in Hydra owning two meth labs, with the first lab being acquired from Ramee after he bought one from the Lost MC many months prior. As part of the Hydra-BSK deal, Hydra were to sell meth to BSK at a negotiated price and share the meth lab until BSK reach 100% quality meth. Flippy would then move the lab to a new location if needed.
On August 9, the Bondi Boys MC accepted Hydra's offer to share the former BSK lab with them.
Vendetta and the Underground
Hydra established and manages the Vendetta underground street racing crew, which participates in car boosting, tournaments, and missions for the Puppet Master. Vendetta has a racing garage nicknamed the V.A.G. and has an initiation track that allows a racer to complete the circuit three times, and if any of these attempts succeed a time less than 24:00:00, the racer is welcomed into Vendetta.
Vendetta contains some of the most skilled and renowned drivers in Los Santos, including Flippy (Bwo), Randy Bullet (KillaManShankz), James Thompson (Phantom), Jordan Walker (Shadow), and Vincent Carl (Arnie).
Although it is managed and maintained by Hydra, not every Hydra member is in Vendetta, and not every Vendetta member is in Hydra.
- Hydra's "gang locals" all suspiciously resemble Mario.
- Hydra is the only gang in the city that possesses two meth labs.
- Hydra was the second gang to place 54 turf sprays, achieving the rank of "Powerful" in the Gang App.
- https://www.reddit.com/r/HydraGang - The Official Hydra Gang on Reddit.com