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''Secret Warriors'' is a comic book series starring Nick Fury, [[BadassNormal Agent of Nothing]]. The premise: Take the world's longest-operating clandestine agent with a legendary career in the world's police agency. Turn his world completely upside down. Add superpowered teenagers and shake well.

The starting premise (that [[Comicbook/{{Hydra}} HYDRA]] had control of SHIELD) has yet to be reconciled with Hickman's other book ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} (although references to "the Spear" in both suggest that a reconciliation is coming). The most recent revelation on this front is that, between Leonardo's Brotherhood of the Shield and Fury's SHIELD, Leonardo ran an organization that included Strucker and Fury, and this group led to Fury letting Strucker ''believe'' HYDRA controlled SHIELD. More may be revealed if ''SHIELD'' escapes its ScheduleSlip.

Secret Warriors (2009-2011) ran for 28 issues, originally co written by Creator/BrianMichaelBendis and Jonathan Hickman, Hickman would eventually take over as sole writer at the beginning of the second arc of the series in issue 7 and continue as such until the book's finale.

The team's commander Daisy Johnson appears in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, though in a bit of an unusual way: [[spoiler:She's a major character in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', but goes by the alias Skye and appeared to be a CanonForeigner until her true identity was revealed halfway through the show's second season.]]

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!!Tropes:

* ArtificialLimbs: Yo-yo after the Gorgon cuts off her hands.
* AirborneAircraftCarrier: the first mission of Howling Commandos PMC under Fury is to steal these back.
* AllThereInTheManual: the first issue has parts of the Fury Files, which includes: a map of bases that only Nick knows about, a list of potential recruits, a partial power structure of [[Comicbook/{{Hydra}} HYDRA]], and diary entries from Yo-yo
* ArtifactOfDoom: the box that is first extorted from the Silver Samurai, then handed over to Leviathan. It's nature and role in Leviathan's plans have not been explained.
* BackFromTheDead: Gorgon is resurrected by the Hand in issue 2.
* BaldOfEvil and BaldOfAwesome: Baron Wolfgang von Strucker and Jerry respectively
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler: A villainous example is found in the Kraken. The dying pal of Strucker you see in flashbacks? Killed in his hospital bed.]]Turns out Madame Hydra isn't the only LegacyCharacter among the villains
* BerserkButton: Yo-yo for Jerry. Hurt her and he will absolutely ruin your day.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: Fury's attitude prior to the Howling Commandos mission to the Dock, which would put former comrades in the line of fire.
* BizarroEpisode: In the Secret Warriors ''Siege'' crossover Alex/Phobos blames the President for his father's (Ares) murder by The Sentry and proceeds to Washignton to kill him. Although the President is unharmed Phobos, a child for whom Nick Fury is responsible, kills numerous Secret Service agents. No one ever mentions this again and there don't seem to be any consequences.
* BodyDouble and RobotMe: When JT and Alex discover Nick's Life Model Decoys, leading to some...[[ScrewYourself implications]]
* TheBusCameBack:
** Eric Koenig makes his first appearance since 1991.
** John Garrett makes his first since 1995
** Alexander Pierce returns after last appearing in 1994
** Mikel Fury last appeared in 1996
* CallToAdventure: Function performed by either Daisy or Fury.
* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler: Viper]] likely CursedWithAwesome despite being dead for only a few hours.
* TheChessmaster: Baron von Strucker and Nick Fury.
* ChildByRape: Jerry/Stonewall's mother was raped by the Absorbing Man. He was born the next year.
* TheChosenMany: Daisy's squad isn't the only one working for Fury. Since this is [[ProperlyParanoid NickFury]] we're talking about, we only meet the leaders of the other two squads.
* [[CloakandDagger Cloak and Dagger]]: Nick sneaks into Obama's office IN THE FIRST ISSUE!
* CloudCuckooLander: A mild case in Druid. For example; after Yo-Yo has her arms cut off, Druid is more worried about Yo-Yo's body image then her emotional trauma, he didn't understand why Daisy was angry with him after crashing their plane, etc, etc. A small quirk.
* CurbStompBattle: Hydra manages to invade the Hand's island home, easily killing everything in their path, as part of their plan to revive the Gorgon.
* CrazyPrepared: The Fury Files
* DeadPersonImpersonation: The[[spoiler: Kraken]] is apparently this, explaining how he could be dying six years prior and be around at the present. The flashback that explains this also shows that the helmet extrudes an armor.
* DishingOutDirt: Daisy Johnson, field commander of the team, can cause earthquakes.
* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler: Contessa Fontaine has been Fury's old flame, Madame Hydra, and a leader of Leviathan]] AND HOW!
** Likewise [[spoiler: J.T. although he seems to regret it and wants Strucker to spare Daisy]]
* DoppelgangerAttack: Nick's LMDs do this to Norman Osborn's group when they infiltrate a base.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: Leviathan has been holed up in a mountain.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Fury, given that he took the Longevity Vaccine
* EyepatchOfPower: Fury, though somewhat subverted with his LMD's.
* EvilVersusEvil: [[spoiler: Leviathan abducts Viper from a HYDRA shipyard]]
* ExtraOreDinary: Jerry, if he's in physical contact with it.
* FacelessGoons: Guess, I dare you
* FemmeFatale: Valentina de la Fontaine.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Alex's power, being the God of Fear.
* HandiCappedBadAss: Gorgon. Although this is probably a PowerLimiter
* KarmaHoudini: The Gorgon survives and escapes to kill another day.
* TheLancer: Daisy "Quake" Johnson.
* LegacyCharacter: All the caterpillars are the children of villains or former villains. Daisy is the daughter Dr Hyde, Yo-Yo is the daughter of the Griffen, Stonewall is the son of [[spoiler: Absorbing Man]], Phobos is the son of Ares, Druid is the son of Dr Druid. The ones that aren't related directly are connected to other characters, J.T to {{ComicBook/GhostRider}}, Eden Fesi to the mutant Gateway.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Nick towards Daisy and presumably everyone else.
* LivingLieDetector: the Howling Commandos and HYDRA employ psychics
* LovecraftianSuperpower: Hive and apparently Leviathan. The former is similar to Davy Jones from PiratesOfTheCaribbean
* MagneticHero: Fury, as of issue 6. To be fair, the many of the men that were joining his side worked for him in the past.
* MagnificentBastard: Both Fury and Strucker appear to be this.
** In the end, Fury stands alone.
* MilitaryMaverick: Fury, almost to trope-namer levels.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: JT, arguably TheUntwist. As the Kraken says 'All men have their price']]
* NebulousEvilOrganisation
* NonActionGuy: Eden Fesi, Alex and Druid usually have to be protected by their more combat oriented team mates in battle.
* OurWormholesAreDifferent: Eden Fesi's power.
* PhysicalGod: The adolescent son of Ares, Phobos.
* PluckyComicRelief: Eden Fesi, J.T and Druid each fill this role.
* PlayingWithFire: JT Slade aka Hellfire.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Dugan's 3000 strong Howling Commandos outfit, before Nick brought them back into the fold.
* PutOnABus: Sebastian is kicked off the team by Nick for incompetence.
* RedshirtArmy: HYDRA
** [[spoiler: Dugan's Howling Commandos are eventually completely wiped out]]
* {{Reincarnation}}: Alex and Ares, because a mortal lifetime is not long enough to raise a god.
* RepetitiveName: J.T.'s full name is James Taylor James.
* SealedArmyInACan: [[spoiler: The reason why (all) 100,000 members of Leviathan disappeared overnight]]
* SealedOrders: Daisy's team disperses this way in issue 13.
* SelfDestructMechanism: used when Dark Avengers get inside a Fury base.
* SlapSlapKiss: JT and Daisy, but they are now a couple.
* SlidingScaleofIdealismVersusCynicism: The Secret Warriors (especially Jerry) want to be TrueCompanions who band together to save the day. Nick Fury points out every chance he gets that this is not that kind of story.
* TheSpymaster: Obviously
* SpyVersusSpy: HYDRA, HAMMER, Fury's group, and now Leviathan
* StateSec: Leviathan seems to have been this for Russia at one point.
* SuperSpeed: Yo-yo Rodriguez and the Gorgon. But the Gorgon is just a [[IncrediblyLamePun cut above her]]
* SuperMode: Jerry while fighting (and winning against) Gorgon.
* TeenSuperspy
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Eden is the former, HYDRA uses the latter.
* TookALevelInBadass: The entire HYRDA organization.
* UnwantedRevival: [[spoiler:Viper would've preferred being dead after being shot dead by Contessa de Fontaine.]]
* UnwittingPawn: Since SHIELD is revealed to have been an intelligence arm of HYDRA, Nick's entire career becomes this.
** Now revealed that [[spoiler: Fury knew this all along and in fact had been manipulating HYDRA and Strucker]]. And so the GambitPileup begins.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Viper has this as a near death experience/flashback before she's resurrected]]
* TheWarRoom: Multiple, as Fury has numerous private bases around the world.
* WasItAllALie: [[spoiler: issue 15, Nick has this with Valentina in the [[MexicanStandoff restaurant]], reflecting that in the past he would have tried to kill her]]
* WorfEffect: JT gets knocked out in nearly every fight, it's just about a running gag.
* ZergRush[=/=]WeHaveReserves: Pretty much standard procedure for HYDRA. May have changed after Strucker destroyed a base with 15,000 agents in it. The guy really doesn't like Skrulls...
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