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A man is a male human. The term man is usually reserved for an adult male, with the term boy being the usual term for a male child or adolescent. However, the term man is also sometimes used to identify a male human, regardless of age, as in phrases such as " men's basketball ". The male fetus produces larger amounts of androgens and smaller amounts of estrogens than a female fetus. This difference in the relative amounts of these sex steroids is largely responsible for the physiological differences that distinguish men from women.

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Ruby's own lifelong obsession with becoming infused with their Gravitonium by using the Particle Infusion Chamber with Project Destroyer of Worlds led to her to pushing her body to physical perfection in order to gain the approval of her mother. When nothing Ruby did was seemingly good enough, she had then developed a hatred for Quake , whom she viewed as her competitor and the one she needed to destroy to be seen as good enough.

Ruby's frustration eventually led her to joining sides with Werner von Strucker to betray her mother and steal the Gravitonium for herself. However, upon being infused with the Gravitonium, Ruby's body had reacted violently, giving her power while causing her incredible pain. Ruby's rampage was stopped when Yo-Yo Rodriguez killed her in revenge for Ruby previously slicing off both of her arms during an ambush.

As a child, Ruby had never known her real father and instead was raised by her mother Hale who she often described as a tyrant. During one day while she had been playing with the young von Strucker, Ruby fell over and hit her head on the kitchen counter, resulting in Ruby gaining a scar on her forehead. The young Strucker was blamed for the incident as he was meant to be watching Ruby while she was playing and as punishment, he was brutally beaten by his father in front of Ruby and Hale.

Every morning, Ruby would wake up within the HYDRA Preparatory Academy where she would put on her uniform and greet the dog she had been given to train, knowing that she would be expected to kill the dog to prove this was not a weakness. Ruby would ensure that her uniform was styled and would play music before heading to class.

One day before her graduation, Ruby awaited to see if her wish to undergo Project Destroyer of Worlds would come true. Once she had finished all her classes, Ruby would train in the gym, fighting against two male opponents and easily proving herself to be the superior fighter. While Ruby continued fighting, Hale argued that Daniel Whitehall had designed Ruby to lead while Steger noted that Whitehall was dead so his opinion no longer mattered. Ruby meanwhile eventually subdued her opponents with considerable ease and ended her own combat training.

Ruby eating her own lunch with General Hale. With all her training completed for the day, Ruby sat down with her mother to eat some lunch together as Ruby questioned if Steger yet knew where she would be assigned following her graduation, with Hale noting that it was still being discussed by HYDRA's leadership although Steger knew Ruby was still top of her class.

Ruby jokingly questioned if she would be placed somewhere boring like the United States Air Force , to which Hale argued that from that position she could see combat and had a chance to become an astronaut, noting that this was the reason why she had applied for the Air Force. Ruby learns that her mother is being sent off. When Ruby questioned why she had not continued to try and go to space as she claimed this would have made her mother considerably cooler, Hale noted that if she had then she would have never given birth.

Just as they were speaking, however, Hale and Steger both got a message alerting them to the Destruction of HYDRA , although they did not inform Ruby of the exact meaning of the message. Seeing her mother had been alerted to something, Ruby casually questioned if her country was calling her, to which Hale simply got up and left the facility in a hurry, quickly apologising to Ruby for leaving.

Ruby being threatened by her teacher, Steger. Despite being the last student, Ruby was still refused the chance to graduate as a member of HYDRA when she had refused to kill her pet dog as she had been order to do by Steger. This led to a fierce argument between Ruby and Steger, with Ruby claiming that this was Steger's blind loyalty and refusal to question the ancient traditions of HYDRA which had led to their destruction.

Ruby witnesses her mother murdering Steger. Disgusted by her traitorous words, Steger violently grabbed Ruby's arm and demanded that she have faith in HYDRA's tradition, claiming that the killing of the dog was a rite of passage which would lead her to a life of utter control and purpose. Before Steger could continue however, a gunshot rang out and killed him before Ruby's eyes. Turning to see the shooter, Ruby discovered Hale had killed her own friend and mentor to protect her, noting they were now the last of HYDRA.

Ruby and Hale then worked together in secret to continue with Project Destroyer of Worlds and fulfil Ruby's true purpose. Ruby completely ignores General Glenn Talbot. When Brigadier General Glenn Talbot had been shot in the head by the Life-Model Decoy of Daisy Johnson , [3] he began to suffer from mental issues in the hospital, so General Hale used this to take him into her custody under the claim that she would be getting Talbot superior treatment. Following Hale's orders, Ruby walked past Talbot as he was exploring their facility and completely ignored him, which greatly annoyed Talbot as he furiously demanded an explanation of where he was and why he had been brought there.

Ruby being yelled at by General Glenn Talbot. Ruby took her breakfast and went into the gym to begin her training, aware that Talbot was still following her. When Talbot had tried to pull the headphones out of her ears, Ruby responded by twisting Talbot's hand and causing him to fall to the floor in pain until Hale entered the room and ordered her to let him go. Hale then introduced Ruby as her daughter, much to Talbot's surprise as he was unaware that Hale even had a child despite all the years they had worked together in the United States Air Force.

Talbot demanded an explanation of what was going on, to which Hale refused to answer his questions. Ruby threatening to execute Glenn Talbot. As Talbot become annoyed at being dismissed in spite of his superior rank, he aggressively questioned Hale, to which Ruby responded by threatening him by placing her Ring Blades by Talbot's throat. As Talbot stood defenseless, Hale reminded him of how his career within the Air Force was over and his wife and son were now afraid of him due to his temper.

Hale had Ruby free Talbot who questioned why Hale was telling him all of this, Hale then noted that there had been a time in her own life, referring to the Destruction of HYDRA , when she had felt like she needed to find a new purpose in her life. Ruby watches Hale and Glenn Talbot argue. Ruby stood by as Hale showed Talbot the device which Fischer had put her in charge of moments before his suicide, noting that it had been used make contact with Qovas and that her predecessors had struck a deal with the Confederacy for the protection of the Earth.

As Talbot questioned why he was not told of this due to his higher rank, Hale confessed that this was not an Air Force mission and then also revealed that she was also a member of HYDRA. Ruby still remained silent while Talbot then furiously questioned her patriotism, Hale had noted that she never chose HYDRA but had been born into it. Ruby taking Glenn Talbot as their prisoner. As Talbot became more aggressive, Ruby prepared her Ring Blades to kill him, but was quietly ordered to stand down by Hale.

Despite an argument over S. As a result, Hale had Talbot restrained by Ruby who corrected his comment about squids having tentacles not legs. Talbot was then taken away by Hale's Sleeper Mechs in order to be tortured for the next few months, despite Talbot still furiously insisting that Phil Coulson would soon be coming to rescue him. While sitting inside her bedroom listening to her music, Ruby was visited by General Hale who requested her to turn off the music and listen to her.

Once Ruby had sat up, Hale questioned her over skipping class the day before, with Ruby noting that she simply was not in the mood, noting that while her mother might expect more from her, Ruby confessed that she simply couldn't care less, to which Hale then threatened to take away her phone if she did not start obeying her. Once Ruby apologized, Hale then offered to bring her breakfast, which Ruby rudely refused. As Hale went to leave her room, Ruby then questioned if her mother was in fact a good person or not, noting it was not too long ago that it was S.

Hale noted how obsessed Ruby had always been with Daisy Johnson and explained that her orders were to find and capture her, with Ruby questioning if she had been ordered to kill Johnson. Hale explained that these were her orders and even she had people she needed to answer to, promising that she was doing all of this for Ruby and all the other downtrodden citizens.

When Ruby was informed that Piper had successfully tricked all the agents of S. Louis Aerospace Facility in order to investigate the Kree Orb , she led her own team of robotic soldiers to confront them. While Piper held her gun to some of the agents, Ruby and her soldiers stepped into the room and held their guns to them, while Piper insisted that General Hale had guaranteed the agents' survival. Ruby, however, quickly realized that Quake was not present in the room and therefore ordered her soldiers to kill all of the agents.

Before the soldiers could open fire, Yo-Yo Rodriguez then used her own Inhuman power to disarm the soldiers before she and the other agents charged into battle against them. Ruby took a step back as she watched her soldiers fighting against the agents, with Alphonso Mackenzie eventually shooting one of them directly in the face and as a result discovered that they were in fact machines.

Upon seeing Ruby's betrayal of her trust, Piper then chose to change sides and assisted the agents with getting the Kree Orb out of the facility while the other agents continued fighting the remaining robots. Ruby cuts off both Yo-Yo Rodriguez 's arms. Ruby waited for the ideal moment as she watched Mackenzie and Rodriguez both getting held back by the soldiers, knowing that they would run to each other's aid in a moment.

Once Rodriguez freed herself, Ruby then drew one of her Ring Blades and waited for Rodriguez to use her Inhuman power to save Mackenzie. Ruby threw her blade and successfully sliced through Rodriguez's arms, before catching the blade and watching while Rodriguez fell to the floor in shock. Mackenzie rushed to her aid and took her away in his arms to get medical treatment, with Ruby letting them go.

Ruby returns to the base to find General Hale. With her mission to attack the agents of S. While Ruby put away her mask and Ring Blades , she simply insisted that she had just forced S. Although Hale insisted that they had already had them where they wanted them, Ruby noted that Quake had not been there, noting that Hale had promised that Ruby could capture Quake. Hale pointed out that Quake had not shown up to which Ruby claimed that if she had continued cutting off all her friend's arms, then eventually, she would appear.

Hale furiously called all Ruby's work sloppy and incomplete, noting that the Kree Orb which was armed with a bomb was merely a prop before then claiming that Ruby was a disappointment to her as General Hale walked out and had her soldiers lock the door. Ruby completely ignores Werner von Strucker. As had been instructed by General Hale , Ruby was sent to be seen by the newly arrived Werner von Strucker , who had been brought to their facility having been evicted from the mental hospital he was being treated at.

Entering the cafe wearing her headphones, Ruby walked straight past Strucker who had sat down to eat breakfast. Ruby completely ignored Strucker while he demanded to know where he was, with Ruby instead grabbing some food and walking out. While training on her punch bag, Ruby was found by Strucker, with Ruby finally acknowledging his presence as Strucker had mockingly expressed his own surprise that Ruby could talk at all.

Strucker once again questioned where he was, with Ruby only telling him that it was a safe house, noting that she lived there. Strucker then questioned why he had been brought there, with Ruby simply claiming that his questions would eventually be answered by Hale when she arrived, with Ruby then throwing one of her Ring Blades at a target just behind Strucker, striking a direct hit on the target's bullseye.

Ruby is taken hostage by Werner von Strucker. Walking closer to her, Strucker demonstrated his enhanced memory by asking Ruby if she still had the scar on her head, reminding her of how they used to play together as children and she once had fallen over and hit her head on the kitchen counter, resulting in Strucker's father, Baron Wolfgang von Strucker beating him as a punishment for not looking after her better. Noting that he was beaten in front of both Ruby and her mother, Strucker violently grabbed onto Ruby and held a blade to her throat, demanding to see Hale immediately, with Ruby offering no residence as this had all been a part of Hale's plan.

Eventually Hale arrived into the room where Strucker was still holding Ruby hostage, with Hale surrounded by her Sleeper Mechs for her protection. Hale ordered Strucker to let Ruby go, warning that their Mechs would kill him if he did not obey her. Hale then explained that since he had attacked Levi Van Kempen , the hospital had chosen to lobotomize him. Strucker then let Ruby go free as she watched Hale greeting him while Strucker insisted that he had wanted nothing to do with his father's legacy within HYDRA , despite Hale insisting that her operation did not actually have anything to do with HYDRA.

Ruby is told to seduce Werner von Strucker. With Strucker still demanding an explanation, Hale informed him that he gained if enhanced memories since [1] being shocked by Lincoln Campbell while he was in the Memory Suppressing Machine , [5] which had allowed Strucker to realize that Hale wanted his memories of his father's work within HYDRA. Although Strucker refused to help them and requested death, Hale refused to have him killed and instead had him sent back to his room, promising he could go free the next day.

Once they were alone, Hale ordered Ruby to gain Strucker's trust by any means so they could learn all of the secrets he held. Ruby visits Werner von Strucker in his room. Ruby then went to Werner von Strucker in his bedroom, finding him awaking from a nightmare in a cold sweat, as Strucker explained that he could remember all the pain inflicted upon him by Kebo , Grant Ward and his own father, Baron Wolfgang von Strucker. Ruby explained that she had never known her father, but claimed that her mother was a tyrant, noting that Hale kept her locked inside the facility and had forced her to do things which she did not wish to do.

Ruby suggests they could betray General Hale. Sitting down beside Strucker, Ruby explained that her mother was using her to get to him, confessing that everything from ignoring him to allowing herself to be held hostage was all planned by Hale. Ruby told Strucker this was all done to seduce him and learn what secrets about HYDRA he remembered and could tell them, pointing out that not telling her would be the right decision as she claimed that Hale did not care about either of them, but was planning something worse than anything HYDRA or S.

Ruby attempts to seduce Werner von Strucker.

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