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Which Marvel TV episodes are related to the MCU movies?

Agents of SHIELD Phil Coulson is introduced in Iron Man; he also appears in Iron Man 2, Thor, and: The Avengers, where we learn why Grant Ward is so surprised to learn he's alive Iron Man 3 ...
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Whose fist dent is there on the seclusion retreat cabin of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

There is no way a normal sized human left the dent there with their fist. Consider the size difference of Skye's fist versus the dent in the wall. Skye has her fist on a slightly odd angle/bend, but ...
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What does T.A.H.I.T.I stand for?

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 ...
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Whose fist dent is there on the seclusion retreat cabin of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

In the next episode when Alternative SHIELD finds out where Skye is they say: The one that Banner built? This cabin was constructed by Bruce Banner, and it is assumed that as the Hulk he is the ...
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Clearance level inconsistency in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (Spoilers from S01E18)

These secrets are determined entirely on a “need-to-know” basis, not the standard SHIELD clearance levels. In Fury’s parlance, it’s “compartmentalisation”. We've seen Fury make exceptions to the ...
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Does “Many Heads, One Tale” retcon this MCU history?

I don’t think they’re inconsistent. When Malick is explaining HYDRA’s true history to Ward, he says: HYDRA was founded with the sole purpose of engineering [the Inhuman’s] return. Over ...
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Is Abomination free now?

No, the Abomination was not in SHIELD custody. The Marvel One-Shots short film The Consultant clearly shows that the Abomination is in the custody of the US military. The short is about keeping it ...
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Why did Lady Sif forget who she was?

Why couldn't Sif remember the name of her planet? This is the easier question: she did. When Coulson and May go to pick her up at the police station in Portugal, they have the following exchange1: ...
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What is the current position of Nick Fury in S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Nick Fury is dead. That's his "position". In reality he's out there hiding… That's as much as we know. Nothing else has been stated thus far in the MCU.
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How does Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D cross over with Captain America 2?

The events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier take place during the the same time period as an episode of Agents of SHIELD, when it is revealed that Captain America: The Winter Soldier deals ...
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When was President Ellis elected?

We have no solid information on when President Matthew Ellis was elected. However, we do know that he was President in 2013, when Iron Man 3 was set. Additionally, thanks to a quote in in Captain ...
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Is there any indication that this character is joining the show for Season 4?

Update: Marvel has confirmed Ghost Rider for Season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. source Vengeance comes to “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” this fall at 10 pm! Gabriel Luna (“True Detective,” “...
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Why does TAHITI make people say "It's a magical place?"

The direct answer to your question would be because the designer(s) of the TAHITI program decided to reprogram the TAHITI patients do so. But that's not a real answer, as far as the core of your ...
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What is the current position of Nick Fury in S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Nick Fury is out. He's not a part of SHIELD anymore. When Coulson died and was brought back he was "officially" dead, but still registered as a SHIELD agent for those who were in on the secret, like ...
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Who is funding non-official S.H.I.E.L.D.?

If S.H.I.E.L.D. is anything like real-life intelligence agencies, then they would have: Potentially, a black budget: meaning their total amount of funding, much less the individual expenses the ...
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Which Marvel TV episodes are related to the MCU movies?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - episodes that directly relate to the MCU (characters, people mentioned, events referenced). On the assumption you've watched The Avengers: Pilot - Avengers The Well - Asgard /...
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Who is funding non-official S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Here's my stab at answering this question. First of all we know that since they are now labeled a terrorist organization this means that yes they are no longer funded by the Government. This doesn't ...
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How does Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D cross over with Captain America 2?

The first season of Agents of SHIELD was being broadcast at the same time as the US release of The Winter Soldier. Events occurred semi-concurrently. At the end of Winter Soldier, it was revealed ...
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Why didn't they pause Melinda May?

The little girls powers worked by touch. She was never touched by the small girl so she was never under her influence
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How were S.H.I.E.L.D. resources available to The Avengers?

One of the main features of the original Nick Fury character in the comics is his ability to hide resources for a rainy day. This includes large amounts of money, hardware and loyal personnel. If ...
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Is this a M.O.D.O.K. reference?

TL;DR: Officially, he is not MODOK, and they can't say if he's based on him or not. Unofficially? There are definitely a few similarities which can't be totally ignored. First, at this point, they'...
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How well does the betrayal of this agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. fit into the plot?

SS's answer is correct, in that being able to hide your loyalty is important for any secret agent, but there's another important element at play here: Hydra was SHIELD People talk a lot about Hydra "...
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Is Skye's mother based on a character from the comics?

The character appears to be an original creation for the TV show. However, she may be a nod to little-known character Yi Yang of Earth-616. Yi Yang shares both the ethnicity AND the powers of Jiaying,...
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Are “gifted” a replacement for “mutants”?

tl;dr: No, "gifted" in the MCU is not a replacement for mutants; it's the MCU term for a "metahuman". Some of the gifted people on Agents of SHIELD are based on mutants from the comics, some are based ...
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How does Gideon Malick know about Simmons?

They have May's ex-husband, Andrew. He is the source of this information. Malik has Andrew in the S.H.I.E.L.D. containment unit, and he says he wants to know about S.H.I.E.L.D.. What else has S....
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