Using the Illusion Projectors and the Stark Industries Combat Drones, Quentin Beck created a realistic illusion of the creature made of water. Guterman also came up with a story about the Elementals from a parallel universe that got to Earth through the tore created because of the Snap. Beck sent Hydro-Man to Venice, Italy where he was causing havoc and chaos.
Hydro-Man was confronted by Peter Parker who rescued several civilians and attempted to fight Hydro-Man himself, however, he had nothing to fight it properly, so Water Elemental easily defeated him. At that moment, Beck staged a fight with Hydro-Man, while Parker was trying to keep the damaged buildings from failing. Eventually, Beck used his "powers" to "defeat" Hydro-Man which was broadcasted by the media.
In the wake of the incident, BuzzFeed speculated that Hydro-Man was in fact a sailor named Morris Bench, whom they believed had been exposed to an experimental underwater generator and received hydro-based powers.
Hydro-Man was created as an illusion resembling a creature made of water. With the holographic system designed by Quentin Beck, Hydro-Man's appearance was utterly realistic, and with Stark Industries Combat Drones, Hydro-Man was able to cause real damage.
- In the comics, Hydro-Man is Morris Bench, a crewman aboard a cargo ship who gained his superpowers after being accidentally knocked overboard by Spider-Man while a powerful experimental generator was being tested in the ocean.
- In the scene where Mysterio and Spider-Man battle Hydro-Man, a boat is visible with the letters and numbers "ASM 212" on the side, in reference to Amazing Spider-Man #212, the first appearance of Hydro-Man.
- Hydro-Man bears more of a resemblance to Water, a creation of Diablo's and a member of the Elementals of Doom.
- The Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Hydro-Man replaces Hydron as a member of the Elementals.
Behind the Scenes
- Production visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs stated in an interview with IndieWire that during development of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Hydro-Man went through an exhaustive design process, varying from churning white water to something far more glass-like.