|Affiliation||Genosha Island Prison Staff|
|Base of Operations||Genosha Island Prison|
|Place of Birth||New York|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
- Someone needs to put an end to those criminals. Genosha has the potential to do that, but my superior advises against killing criminals, no matter how bad they are. They need to be put down like the wild dogs they are.
- - Henry Gyrich
When Henry "Peter" Gyrich was first starting out as a CIA Agent, he was assigned as the partner to senior Agent Phil Coulson. The two of them did not get along at all, but when on missions they were completely capable of putting their feelings aside and getting the job done right. However, things eventually went wrong when they went up against a terrorist named the Skull. His men were able to kill Coulson and temporarily cripple Gyrich, and the rest of the agency came to his rescue, giving him a leave of absence.
Genosha Island Prison
Henry was eventually brought back into the action, but he was soon appointed to become the warden of the newly built maximum security prison called Genosha. Henry was less than thrilled, wishing to be an active agent again, but he soon got used to doing nothing all day and having the guards handle everything. Henry simple antagonized himself towards every criminal in the prison.
Alliance with the Avengers
Soon, Genosha began continuously gaining prisoners defeated by the superhero team, the Avengers. Most of the guards resented the Avengers for making their jobs harder, but Henry personally felt they were helping. He soon called a meeting with the team's leader, Captain Marvel. The two talked it out and agreed to form a partnership, which gave the Avengers access to Genosha whenever they needed it, and they would occasionally help out with prison duties as well.