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 introduced us to Extremis; a refinement of Extremis, referred to as Centipede, is the major plot element for the first half of season 1
Thor introduces Lady Sif, who ...
We finally have a confirmed answer:
Directly from Marvel:
Statements in that article and in this TV Guide article imply that there may be a more specific significance in the identity of the alien corpse.
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 even if we assume that her fist is as big as her entire fist and wrist, her entire fist still fits in just a few of the finger joints in the dent.
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
Agent Phil Coulson: mentions that he is level 8 early in the show, and in the final episodes of S1 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agent Victoria Hand: mentions that she is level 8 in the show.
Deputy Director Hill: is listed on wikia as level 9, but is unsourced
Director Fury is identified as the only level 10 operative in S01E14 (T.A.H.I.T.I)
Alexander Pierce ...
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 one who punched the dent in the wall. This makes sense particularly when you consider how large the dent is. It is much larger than a normal sized fist, which is ...
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 privilege system in both Winter Soldier and Agents of SHIELD.
For example, when Coulson tries to access the file about his death, access is rejected despite ...
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 generations, HYDRA’s taken different shapes. The entity has been given different names.
HYDRA is not a singular entity; it’s made of many people and has many branches.
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:
Coulson: You have no memory of who you are?
Sif: I...I know I am from Asgard, but I do not remember my home there.
Why couldn't she remember her name?
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 that way and making sure the Abomination doesn't get handed over to SHIELD.
If the Abomination is loose following the Hydra events, it's due to parallel action ...
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 America: The Winter Soldier found in the Smithsonian that reads "Welcome back, Cap" by President Ellis, we can assume that he was President at the time of Steve ...
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 question.
It's much easier to seem truthful when you are telling a believable lie; than it is to seem truthful when you refuse to answer the question (or ...
In a press release published two days ago, Marvel gave some background for “The Well”, which broadcasts on 19th November:
After Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World hits theatres1 November 8, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will feel the repercussions November 19 with an all-new episode!
The official synopsis is:
In the aftermath of the events ...
Presumably because they'd already fixed the heart.
He was alive, after all. His heart had been filleted, and the process to bring him back to life is what robbed him of the will to live.
The brain surgery came after they'd restored him to life and seen "the thing he'd become."
Coulson is brought back to life through unspecified means.
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 with the discovery of this information from Steve Roger's perspective and how he goes about exposing it, whereas Agents of SHIELD has an episode dedicated to ...
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 Fury and Maria Hill. He still took orders, received equipment, went out on missions, etc.
When Nick Fury "died," he cut all ties to SHIELD. Coulson was made ...
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 / Thor 2
The Bridge - Captain America
The Magical Place - Avengers
Yes Men - Asgard / Thor, Thor 2
Turn Turn Turn - Captain America 2
The Only Light in the ...
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 that:
The US release of Winter Soldier was 4th April, and the next episode of AoS was broadcast on 8th April. This was Turn, Turn, Turn, which is the first ...
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 you are interested look into the comic Secret Warriors (April 2009 – July 2011).
I will be updating this answer as new episodes of AoS comes out.
TL;DR: Officially, he is not MODOK, and they can't say if he's based on him or not.
There are definitely a few similarities which can't be totally ignored.
First, at this point, they're really just disembodied heads with robot bodies.
While Ivanov does not have a creepy spider-like body like his possible ...
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 funding goes towards, is kept secret, allowing the agency to rapidly expand its size and breadth and funnel their resources into anything they want with little to no ...
Agent Ward is working as an undercover agent of HYDRA. So, you shouldn't be surprised if he was acting fully loyal to Coulson and the team. Hiding one's original identity is very critical to any undercover agent.
Is there a wink, a misplaced word, a funny look, anything that might have hinted at this turn of events?
Yes. Agent Ward killed the fake ...
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 "infiltrating" SHIELD, or Hydra agents "pretending" to be SHIELD agents. But that's really a false premise: Hydra agents were SHIELD agents. Fully authorized, ...