At the end of "Marvel's Inhumans", the throne begins to glow during the

destruction of Atillan

Are there any hints in the comics as to the significance of this?

  • It looked like Kree writing from Agents of SHIELD. The Kree tried to destroy Inhumans in some episodes, so..bad news. – eshier Nov 11 '17 at 20:02

Agents of shield season 5 supposedly deals some with the Kree. The Kree writing on the throne and the glowing might suggest a signal. As eisheir pointed out, the Kree have tried to destroy Inhumans before (and created them according to agents of shield). Since they both are running on ABC it might help tie a bow on why the Kree will be on AOS Season 5.


One of the repeated ideas in the first season of Agents of SHIELD was that people treated with Kree blood in order to heal soon began writing an odd schematic as seen below with Coulson: Coulson writing And again behind Skye in the promos to the second season (actually tagged as Kree writing) Skye with Kree writing

We find later that this is actually a map of a Kree city, but regardless it is a Kree schematic. The throne has a similar schematic Maximus on throne

We see a couple of times in Agents of SHIELD a Kree being sent to "dispose" of inhumans that have gone through Terrigenisis (Episodes Who You Really Are and Failed Experiments).

In The Inhumans series we see during a flashback that the head of the Genetic Council is informing Black Bolt of a danger to the Inhumans and implying that Black Bolt's destructive power is likely activated in order to protect against it. Again, this is a theme to both Agents of SHIELD and The Inhumans that powers are somehow always relevant to what is needed at that time by the Inhumans.

e.g. Lash being created to combat Hive's ability to dominate other Inhumans

The logical conclusion would then be that when the Kree writing/schema/wiring(?) lights up, it signals the Kree who have a history of attacking Inhumans. Likewise, the Inhumans must have some evidence that the Kree are nearby or somehow a more immediate threat than in the past or the Genetic Council wouldn't have been as worried.

Likely, this was meant to set up Season 5 of Agents of SHIELD since you can see Kree a couple of times in the trailer (0:05 & 0:17). (And possibly a Brood.)

  • Thought I'd post a real answer rather than the comment with some pictures to show the relationships. – eshier Nov 21 '17 at 21:28

As others have said, it's probably the Kree. Nothing exactly like this happened in the comics, so we don't have a lot to go on from the source material.

However, during the last few episodes, we learn that Black Bolt knows of a major danger to the Inhumans, one he kept secret from everyone else, even Medusa. The genetic council believed that he was the only one that could stop it, and he's considered the most powerful living Inhuman. He certainly didn't think Maximums was prepared for it.

The most likely answer is that, when his parents died, he was informed that the Kree were back in the solar system, and searching for Inhumans. The throne is probably some kind of beacon, and the dome around Atillan the only thing keeping the Kree from finding the city.


This might have been a tie-in with AoS.

When the Earth was torn apart, the Kree managed to "save" (enslave) some of the humans (and inhumans). But why were they even there? It seems likely that the throne sent out a signal, to which the Kree decided to pay a visit. That just happened to be around the time the Earth was torn apart.

AoS season 5 was quick to follow Inhumans, in fact, they are less than a month apart.

  • This is a nice theory but do you have any evidence to back it up. – TheLethalCarrot Aug 8 '19 at 21:16
  • Hi, welcome to SF&F. For clarity you should spell out "Agents of Shield" the first time you reference it and you should attribute the source of your quote. – DavidW Aug 8 '19 at 21:16

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