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While we are not given any complete indication, it is a safe bet that Nick Fury did not send in attack aircraft because they were more of a threat to the civilian population than they would be an asset to the Avengers. Conventional military air support has a great deal of collateral damage involved, something Nick Fury is hoping to prevent. We see the chaos ...


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One of the fundamental aspects to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the running theme of developing metahuman capabilities. After the discovery of the Tesseract (later revealed as the Space Stone) which was presumed to be an alien technology far beyond the reach of our own; secret government and private organizations (SHIELD and Hydra) decided to create such ...


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Sort of? In a deleted ending scene for Thor, there’s this line from Erik Selvig: “This time, we’re using the SHIELD astrophysical records, and we cross-reference them with the SWORD database.” This must surely be a reference to the SWORD agency. The full scene is on YouTube; this line comes right at the beginning: I’m not ...


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It is likely Tony Stark has always been under the watchful eye of SHIELD. Given that his father held a Top Secret clearance and was one of their most well-known, well-respected and prolific scientific minds, like his father, they would have likely kept Tony under observation for any indications of similar intellectual propensities. It is unlikely Tony ...


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Nick Fury, Maria Hill, and Victoria Hand have not been given much background in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Each of the characters has an extensive dossier in the canon Marvel Earth-616. Unfortunately, their profiles are quite divergent, so for the sake of reference, I will only use the Marvel Cinematic Universe notations. Nick Fury is the Director of S.H....


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It appears that Pierce was never director (or at least he was never mentioned to be director in any MCU or related work), and that Fury's predecessor was R. Keller (as seen in Captain Marvel). The known directors from the MCU, Agent Carter and Agents of SHIELD are: Peggy Carter (founding director) R. Keller Nick Fury Phillip Coulson Jeffrey Mace Daisy ...


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We see the Helicarrier again in Age of Ultron, and get a hint of what it’s been up to. Apparently this is something we’re going to learn more about in Agents of SHIELD. In an interview with Slashfilm, Kevin Feige confirmed that we’re going to see more of this: We see the start of this storyline in Agents of SHIELD s02e20 “Scars”: There’s no mention of the ...


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I think you answered your own question. It's right there in the quote: He didn't know, he guessed. Maria Hill was an incredibly high-ranking SHIELD agent for most of the time Tony has known her. (In the source comics, she gets promoted to Director at one point). She is, essentially, Nick Fury's right-hand man. She only came to work for Stark because Fury ...


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This is an interesting question! In the regular Marvel Universe Maria Hill, Victoria Hand, and Nick Fury have defined roles (ex. Maria Hill's role as Deputy Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.) while in the Marvel Cinematic Universe things are different. I reviewed The Agents of SHIELD wiki with this question in mind, though I didn't find many details here's what I ...


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The primary conceit of the movie is that Nick Fury, the Director of SHIELD, wanted to set up a team of super-powered heroes to take on things that SHIELD itself couldn't cope with. He even argues with the World Security Council over how to handle the current situation, as they aren't convinced the The Avengers is even a viable idea. So, when the opportunity ...


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tl;dr: In-universe, there does not appear to be any significant difference between the various logos; both logos appear on-screen together multiple times, and neither of them seems "more official" than the other. Most likely, one is just a newer logo that hasn't yet fully replaced the old one. There are definitely several versions of the SHIELD logo in ...


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All we really see is something that looks and sounds like Zola displayed on an old monitor for a few minutes. As HYDRA's objective at the time was to distract them long enough for the missile to hit, it could all have been basically a puppet show to delay them. Everything shown could have been lies (except the algorithm obviously). Zola might not even be ...


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There are also the several different logos on the Wall of Valor in AoS. I was thinking they could be the different types of agents (i.e. Operations, Tech & Science, or Communications). As for the fancy v stylized logos, I'd have to agree with the other posts (old v new)


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Not really. In the 616 Universe, no technologically-based mortal species has the capacity to restore life to the deceased. There are magical means to reanimate the dead, supernatural entities who can pierce death's door, alien races who can defeat injury beyond human science, and some terrestrial organizations which can create various forms of cyborgs, ...


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Helicarrier 64 will return for Avengers: Age of Ultron! In this TV Spot you can see War Machine in an aerial battle. In the background is the Helicarrier, with the 64 on the side. And here are shots from The Avengers movie. Same number. In contrast, the project Insight carriers where IN-01, IN-02, and IN-03.


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SHIELD likely could not predict the exact moment at which Cap would awaken. Thus, they put him in a period-appropriate room, and part of that included the radio. They probably had the radio playing the whole time he was in the room, not just right before he woke up. Given the amount of time it would take for him to awaken, they likely provided a large ...


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The Strategic Science Reserve was invented for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the mainstream Marvel comics (Earth-616), Nick Fury worked up the idea for SHIELD after seeing HYDRA's exploits in World War II; eventually the UN found those plans, and presented them to the US, who formed SHIELD as a branch of the US government, in secret (even from Fury, at ...


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Not much is known of Fury’s life and his experiences at SHIELD that I’m aware of. However we do find out why he was made director and who it was done by. Alexander Pierce was the head of SHIELD but when he was promoted out of it he made Fury director because of his personality and actions in Bogota. Alexander Pierce: That photo was taken five years after ...


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Please note the existance of Deathlok in the Marvel universe which appears to be hinted at in Agents of SHIELD. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deathlok The term refers to a series of dead individuals reanimated with advanced tech. This is clearly reanimation, however, and not resurrection.


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Given that the World Security Council clearly had the ability to override Nick Fury, and issue orders to SHIELD over his head, there is the possibility that they grounded the fleet/SHIELD forces themselves. It's bad enough that but I doubt that they'd want to actively send more forces into a war zone that Additionally, many of SHIELD's vehicles were ...


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While the MCU version of the Helicarrier does not appear to have a Name designation it was given a number, #64. The Earth-616 versions did have designations (that were strangely rarely used...) It is not yet known what criteria S.H.I.E.L.D. has used to name the Helicarriers. From the MCU Wiki: The known Helicarrier designations were, Helicarrier No. 64 (the ...


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To answer the question directly. None that have been shown to date. We do know that they have access to technology from other worlds. We have seen other races can revive the dead... However they do not have any outright technology which they use standard or even in rare events thus far to show it. However they COULD get access to revive the dead through the ...


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Alexander Pierce was a politician, he was the Secretary of the World Security Council His job was to oversee the running of SHIELD, part of this involved appointing a director For a real world equivalent see the NSA where the director is nominated by the president and votedd on by he senate


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Because he paid attention in the previous movies. He probably met her when he was approached with the Avengers initiative (between Iron Man 1 and Iron Man 2). When he meets her later in the movies, there's not a single point where he goes "and who are you". He met her in the first Avengers movie, aboard the Helicarrier, where he saw her commanding the ...


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