They are an order of ninjas dedicated to taking over the world one city at the time. They have vast resources, a large number of high-tech gadgets, and extensive knowledge of magic and cosmic forces.
The Hand was formed centuries ago, in feudal Japan, and continued to expand to this very day.
The Hand are also Yakuza, meaning they control the organized crime in Japan and the Asian communities of the U.S.A.
The heroin drug trader Madame Gao later becomes the leader of the Hand after her rival Bakuto is killed.
Colleen Wing's mother is a member of the Hand.
The Bride of Nine Spiders is a member of the Hand.