Obelisk kills a person within seconds fully by turning entire body into black coal. When Hartley picked Obelisk in the first episode of season 2 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., why was only her hand affected and why was Obelisk killing her slowly.. slow enough that Hunter was able to cut the hand? Is this an obvious plot hole which everyone failed to notice? Or, am I missing something?
Remind me again when the obelisk ever killed someone instantly?
I'm pretty sure the weapons that hydra created to duplicate its coalifying (I'm sorry) ability killed quickly, but they were designed for that. The impression that Raina gave me was that the diviner was a judge. It seems to grant the power it holds to humans with Inhuman genetics without a fight, but I think it might subject regular humans to a lethal test. Maybe a genetic examination. Maybe some it kills out of hand, and others must... Struggle with it? This is all just guesswork, but maybe someone like captain America with his "physically perfect human specimen" genetics would be able to hold it, or at least survive whatever killed that agent the OP referred to. (Can't remember her name)