Everyone following Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D would have heard of the T.A.H.I.T.I Project. Any clue what it stands for?

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    It's a magical place...
    – Monty129
    Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 22:33

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The Agents of SHIELD Wiki page on the project describes it as thusly;

Project T.A.H.I.T.I. (Terrestrialized Alien Host Integrative Tissue I.) was a S.H.I.E.L.D. Level 9 project ordered by Director Nick Fury and overseen by Agent Phil Coulson. It involved the harvesting of an alien corpse for medicinal purposes. It was only to be used if an Avenger had died. Since Nick Fury considered Agent Coulson just as important, he put the project in action when Coulson was killed by Loki after the Attack on the Helicarrier.

The final word isn't shown. There's some speculation that it's "initiative"

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    @JashJacob - Personally, I wouldn't accept this yet given that it's an incomplete answer. Someone else might know what the missing letter is.
    – Valorum
    Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 10:50
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    @ruakh He was caused to forget by the events of the show's backstory. This is revealed toward the end of Season 1 and is a major plot point, so I'll refrain from going into detail. Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 23:17
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    @ruakh Coulson's involvement with the project is shown in Season 2.
    – Jash Jacob
    Commented Dec 22, 2014 at 1:22
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    The reason why Coulson forgot about the project that he was the head of is that during the process of the TAHITI project, the majority of test subjects needed to have their memories wiped. This included Coulson.
    – krillgar
    Commented Dec 22, 2014 at 2:03
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    It's a magical place...
    – Chahk
    Commented Dec 22, 2014 at 17:51

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