In Agents of SHIELD S02E10, What They Become, we see

Raina, Skye, and Tripp enter the Temple and are exposed to the contents of the Obelisk, a crystal which blasted out a shockwave of air.

Afterwards, 2 of them are affected, but not Tripp. Why wasn't he affected, why were

Raina and Skye coated in stone?

What happened in this scene? Is this explained by something in the Marvel Comics?

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    Opened a chat for some discussion/clarification (warning: spoilers): – phantom42 Dec 10 '14 at 5:17
  • Are spoiler tags necessary? The show is already several hours old. – Wakanda Forever Dec 10 '14 at 13:46
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    @SachinShekhar Yes. – user1027 Dec 10 '14 at 15:02

Here's my explanation using only information from the show:

Raina and Skye have both been shown to be "special" by being able to touch the Obelisk. When it's activated, they're each coated in a material briefly, as if it were a chrysalis. When they emerge from the stone, they are something Inhuman.

The other half of the situation:

Tripp, on the other hand, is a normal human. He isn't "special" by the Obelisk's standards, so he isn't effected by the shockwave. However, when he smashes the Obelisk in a mistaken attempt to save Skye, the shrapnel from the Obelisk has the same effect that we've seen the Obelisk have on "unworthy" individuals: he's turned to stone, and dies.

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