The Hand is a Marvel Comics criminal organization that is featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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 former leader was Nobu Yoshioka, who wanted to take over New York with the help of a super soldier known as Black Sky. Daredevil and Stick defeated Nobu and Black Sky, with Stick killing Nobu.
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.
Nobu, former leader of the Hand
Madame Gao, leader of the Hand
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Bakuto, another former leader who was a rival of Madame Gao