In the Marvel Comics universe, Dreadnoughts are a series of deadly humanoid combat robots created by the terrorist organization HYDRA. They typically stand at 8 feet tall, are strong enough to lift 10 tons and can punch through 6-inch solid steel. Over the years, Dreadnoughts have undergone numerous modifications and have been sold to other criminal organizations such as the Maggia and Advanced Idea Mechanics. They are armed with a variety of weapons such as freezing blasts emitted from their mouthes, flamethrower gauntlets and gamma rays emitted from their eyes. Later models have demonstrated flight capability.