'Masked Singer' Fans Might Have Cracked Hydra's Secret Identity

The Masked Singer Season 7 is airing now on Fox, and the Hydra is one of the most intriguing costumes on this year's show.

The three heads make us think that there are three people inside the costume, like when Hanson were inside the Russian Dolls two seasons ago. However, the fact that it also has three legs pretty much confirms that there are two people inside there.

With this knowledge and the first clues package, viewers of the Fox singing competition think they have worked out exactly which famous duo could be behind the Hydra.

Read on to find out who Masked Singer viewers think is in the Hydra costume—and the clues they used to get there.

Who Is the Hydra on 'The Masked Singer'?

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The Hydra on "The Masked Singer." Fans think a famous magician duo is inside the suit. Fox

The clues that gave it away to the celebrity savvy were the Miami water skis, the shark, the beach ball and the ATM (with the fact that the clue package was gum-themed being another possible pointer).

Another clue sent the judges in the wrong direction. A magic eight ball with a three on it that reads "ask your amigos" made the judges think that it was the Three Amigos inside the costume, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, and Martin Short. Unfortunately, Short and Martin are busy filming Season 2 of Only Murders in the Building. The same goes for the other judge's guess of Steve Buscemi, John Goodman, and Jeff Bridges. Goodman is busy filming a network sitcom, and it just doesn't seem like the sort of show Oscar-winning star Jeff Bridges is interested in.

As for Ken Jeong's claim that he's getting "Will Smith vibes..." while Smith is certainly in need of some reputation management right now, appearing on The Masked Singer just days after winning an Oscar would certainly be a lateral move for a man who made over $40 million in 2020.

One slightly more plausible suggestion was Jack Black, possibly with his Tenacious D bandmate Kyle Gass. Black voiced the eponymous shark in Shark Tale, and once made a documentary called Saving Miami. But then again, the Hydra does not sound much like Black, who again may be a touch too famous for this year's cast, which so far has been distinctively C-list.

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Penn and Teller in 1995. A number of clues point to them being the Hydra on "The Masked Singer." Fox

That leaves only one plausible fan theory—the magicians Penn and Teller.

For one, Masked Singer Twitter is full of fans who think the Hydra's singing voice sounds exactly like Penn Jillette's speaking voice.

Then there are the clues:

  • Miami water skis: Both stars made guest appearances in the TV show Miami Vice: Penn in 1985 and Teller in 1987.
  • The shark: In their Off the Deep End special, Teller appeared to be placed in a wooden box in shark-infested waters. Also, when the pair appeared in a 1999 episode of The Simpsons (a fellow Fox show to the Masked Singer), Teller is seen being lowered into a tank full of sharks. What's more, Penn also starred in Sharknado 3, and the pair could definitely be considered "card sharks."
  • The beach ball: The clues package showed Hydra stamping on a beach ball with a bull on it. The pair hosted Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!, a show where they "stamped out" pseudoscience and other fraudulent activity.
  • The ATM: That is, an automated TELLER machine.
  • The gum: A slightly more tenuous link here, but the pair did once make an appearance on the Dr. Oz Show to debunk the claim that chewing gum stays in your stomach for seven years if you swallow it.
  • In another moment of the clues package, we see a string of red Solo cup lights. Some have read this as a reference to Penn and Teller's oft-performed cup-and-balls trick.
  • The magical eight ball: the fact that the ball has a "three" on it has been one of the clues viewers have pointed to to prove there is a trio in the costume. Others, meanwhile, have seen it as a reference to the pair's regular use of the three of clubs in their card tricks—so chosen by many TV magicians because it reads well on camera.

The Masked Singer Season 7 airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.