Ian Quinn refers to an organization called DRTC whose regulations inhibit Quinn Worldwide's ability "to pursue progress and profit." He even throws a logo on screen.


Anyone know what it is?

  • from the internet, it appears to not have been answered yet, unless it is in a more recent episode.
    – Himarm
    Oct 31, 2014 at 20:23
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    Agree with Himarm after google searching. Looks like something yet to be explained.
    – Trish Ling
    Oct 31, 2014 at 20:27
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    Who is the girl in the middle? She has got fancy hair. Dec 8, 2014 at 18:16
  • Is there anyway I can improve my answer?
    – Rogue Jedi
    Jun 20, 2016 at 14:45

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It seems to be a completely fictional organization. I can find no evidence of a real DRTC anything like the one from the show.

It may have been a dropped plot-thread, as two seasons on, there still hasn't been an explanation.

There is a DRTC in India, but it is highly unlikely that that's the one he was talking about as, among other reasons, the Indian DRTC doesn't have the same white and blue triangle logo as S.H.I.E.L.D.'s.

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    AoS was definitely still trying to find its footing until The Winter Soldier was released. Rising Tide looked like it was going to be a major player but was forgotten almost as quickly as it was introduced. So it makes sense that this was dropped, too.
    – DSL
    Oct 31, 2015 at 14:19

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