Nothing is known about the early life Commander Kraken. All is really known is that he's a modern-day of a pirate. Kraken was one reponsible for a series of disasters that befell many international ships. The world blamed the undersea dwelling Atlanteans, who in turn blamed the mythical, giant squid-like sea-monster known as the Kraken. Commander Kraken was drawn into conflict with the Atlantean prince Namor, also known as the Sub-Mariner. At one point, Kraken joined HYDRA to help him defeat his enemy Namor. Commander Kraken is one of the victims of the Scourge of the Underworld.