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Ten Characters We Want to See in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Skrulls, Hyrda, and Spider-Woman!

By Tim Janson     May 17, 2013
Source: Mania.com

S.H.I.E.L.D. has been a fixture in the Marvel Universe since its creation by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby back in 1965 in the pages of Strange Tales #135.  Always a background, second tier title, S.H.I.E.L.D. gained prominence when it began to be featured in the recent Marvel films like Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and The Avengers.  S.H.I.E.L.D. now brings its espionage/super hero action to the small screen when ABC unveils Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on its Fall schedule.  From the 30 second teaser trailer that we’ve seen, it appears that Agent Phil Coulson, who appeared to have died in the Avengers, has made a miraculous recovery to lead a team of agents in the new series.  Besides featuring normal human agents, though, S.H.I.E.L.D. also featured super-powered team members who battled against equally super-powered villains.  So it got us to thinking of what characters from the Marvel Universe we’d like to see show up in the series.  Obviously we’re probably not going to see any top tier characters so for that reason we won’t mention characters already seen in the film but that still leaves open many possibilities.

10. HYDRA & A.I.M.  – An organization for good naturally needs an organization for evil…the James Bond films had SPECTRE, the Get Smart TV show had KAOS, and in Marvel Comics, the opposition to S.H.I.E.L.D. was the terrorist organization HYDRA and its scientific branch A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics).  A.I.M. was noted back in the days for its scientists who wore jump suits and what looked like waste paper baskets upon their heads.  Still, HYDRA and A.I.M. employed many super-powered operatives over the years and makes for the perfect arch villain group for S.H.I.E.L.D.

9. Sharon Carter – Sharon Carter is the longtime love interest of Steve Rogers and in the comics, a one-time Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.  She will appear in the new film Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Besides being a strong female command character she would provide another link to Marvel’s ongoing films which presumably will be a major attraction of the TV show.

8. Viper, aka Madame Hydra – Viper is one of the oldest members of HYDRA and a frequent foe of Captain America.  She was the leader of HYDRA’s New York branch, notable for her green outfits and hair which covers the badly scarred left half of her face.  While having no super powers, she is tough, agile, intelligent, and a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant.  She also frequently employs weapons with snake-motifs, such as venomous darts or artificial fangs filled with poison.

7. Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman) – The first Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew was created in 1977 and has a history with both S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA.  Jessica Drew was abducted by HYDRA and brainwashed with false memories to become a HYDRA agent.  She would later join S.H.I.E.L.D.  and then S.W.O.R.D., an offshoot of S.H.I.E.L.D.

6. The Skrulls  - We know from the Avengers movie and from the teaser that aliens exist within the Marvel Universe and what better race to incorporate into an espionage thriller than one that can shape-change.  The Skrulls are the oldest alien race in the Marvel Universe having appeared for the first time way back in Fantastic Four #2 in 1962.  During Secret Invasion, the Skrulls used their powers to infiltrate the S.H.I.E.L.D. ranks.

5. The Taskmaster (Tony Masters) - The Taskmaster is a villain introduced in Avengers #195 (1980).  He has a unique ability to perfectly mimic the physical movements of anyone he witnesses.  For example he can watch Captain America fight and throw his shield, and perfectly mimic his movements.  The Taskmaster became a training instructor for various organizations including S.H.I.E.L.D.   In Recent years in the comics, the Taskmaster was revealed to be a sleep agent planted by Nick Fury.

4. Baron Wolfgang von Strucker – Baron Strucker is a near ageless Nazi who was one of Hitler’s top men during World War II.  Strucker is the Supreme Head of HYDRA who has financed the terrorist group with his personal fortune of Nazi wealth.  Despite being apparently killed on numerous occasions, Strucker has always found a way to rise from the dead and continue to oppose S.H.I.E.L.D. 

3. Deathlok (Jack Truman)  - Deathlok is the name of one of several cyborg characters within the Marvel Universe, nearly all of whom have had ties to S.H.I.E.L.D.   The Jack Truman version was created specifically as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and let’s face it…cyborg characters are just plain cool.

2. MODOK – MODOK stands for Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing and one of A.I.M.’s greatest weapons.  A.I.M. scientists created MODOK by using the Cosmic Cube to mutate one of their own technicians.  MODOK kills his creators and takes control of A.I.M.  The strange looking character is super-intelligent, and is capable of mind control and force blasts.

1. She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters) – Jennifer Walters is the cousin to Bruce Banner (The Hulk) who becomes a super strong, green-skinned hero when she gets a transfusion of Banner’s blood.  While not as strong as the Hulk, Walters maintains her Jennifer Walters personality and intelligence although she becomes more assertive.  She-Hulk became a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. during the Civil War storyline and would give the series a massive dose of super power without actually using The Hulk.


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MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 5/17/2013 12:30:21 AM

 Those are some pretty interesting chracter choices.

GothicStorm 5/17/2013 12:44:25 AM

I doubt we'll see Viper since FOX somehow got the rights to put her in The Wolverine movie... Still not sure how they got permission. $$$ talks?

I love the idea of Jessica Drew and Jennifer Walters appearing in this! Considering Jessica Drew has also been a Private Investigator, SHIELD and her could easily cross paths...even if she isn't wearing a costume. Heck, I'd be happy with a human Jennifer Walters as well!

Deathlok would be so awesome to see. He was a favorite of mine back in the early 90s and I even have a sketch of him by his original artist Rich Buckler! Great list and I hope to see all of them (and more) this Fall and the coming seasons!

therockdltj 5/17/2013 12:44:43 AM

Modok would probably look very dumb in a live tv show or movie.

death4sale 5/17/2013 4:27:56 AM

Since this is a Whedon show, how about some alums to play Jessica Drew and Jennifer Walters? I could go for Charisma Carpenter as Jessica Drew with the figure that woman has, I would kill to see Charisma in that outfit. I could go for either Amy Acker or Summer Glau appearing as Jennifer Walters. I think the woman that plays her should look non-menacing or unassuming so it surprises her enemies when she transform into a big muscular green chick. Actually, Dushku could work in that role too and she can bring some of that Faith horniness with her since She-Hulk had major problems keeping her libido in check.

Modok could look silly unless he's done as simply a midget upgraded with some advanced robotics. I remember when the writers of Cap wanted to put MODOK in a film and wanted Peter Dinklage. That probably would've kicked some degree of ass.

Can I get an introduction to Moon Knight into the film and TV universe? Been wanting to see him on either the small or silver screen forever.

Unfortunately, we won't get the skrulls since they are owned by FOX as part of the FF property. That's why they the Chitauri since they were considered the Ultimates version of the Skrulls.

Can we maybe get some additional smaller characters introduced like Moondragon. It would be awesome to see a lesbian marvel character brought in. Perhaps even Mockingbird making an appearance would be nice.

Wiseguy 5/17/2013 5:03:26 AM

Let me say that I love all the suggestions.

I'd like to see also

#1 Ms Marvel

#2 DumDum Dugan

#3 Machine Man

#4 A.R.M.O.R. and/or S.W.O.R.D.

How about the entire Marvel library. I want me some damn Moon Knight :)


ElBaz13 5/17/2013 5:11:08 AM

Agree Wise. What's SHIELD without Carol Danvers?

Remove Viper since she is tied up to Fox rights and put in Ms Marvel.

Agree with Dum Dum. Use him in a flashback.

What about Clay Quartermain?

Wiseguy 5/17/2013 5:26:14 AM

Whoa whoa, who said Viper is with Fox? If any of the above is it's the Skrulls. All the rest I think are in Marvel's stable

soloshot 5/17/2013 5:32:46 AM

Isn't Spider-Woman tied up with Sony with the Spider-Man rights?

Wiseguy 5/17/2013 5:39:24 AM

No, SpiderWoman has nothing to do with SpiderMan. Not Jessica Drew the original Spider Woman

ElBaz13 5/17/2013 5:40:01 AM

Viper is in The Wolverine so wouldn't that maker her part of Fox rights?

Or does she have "shared custody" like Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver?

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