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Portrayed By: Ajani Wrighster
Mike Peterson’s son who is a big fan of the Avengers.
Comandante Camilla Reyes
Comandante Camilla Reyes
"I'm not even going to mention the red Corvette."
Portrayed By: Leonor Varela
A recently-promoted comandante in the Peruvian military, who used to work with Coulson.
- Action Girl: As seen when she gets into a shootout with some rebels.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first, she appeared to be an ally to the agents, but it turns out that she only joined then in order to hijack the Bus and the 0-8-4.
- Dark Action Girl: After she shows her true colors.
- First Name Basis: She often refers to Coulson by his first name, Phillip.
- I Can Rule Alone: Implied by Coulson to be her ultimate plan. She never replies.
- Knight Templar: She wants the 0-8-4 to seize power and install herself as dictator in order to stabilize her country.
- The Mole: She and her team joined Coulson and co. on the Bus in order to take the 0-8-4 for themselves.
- New Old Flame: For Coulson. She's rather unsubtle when reminiscing about their past together and attempts to coerce Coulson into a romp in his office for old times' sake. In actuality, she's doing this to distract Coulson while her men take over the Bus. It doesn't work.
- Put on a Bus: Last we hear of her, she's in a S.H.I.E.L.D. detention facility. Coulson mentions that the Peruvian government may eventually negotiate for her release.
- Spicy Latina: Given that she's from Peru. Crosses over with Good-Looking Privates, given her military status.
Dr. Franklin Hall
Dr. Franklin Hall
"I've seen the future, Mr. Coulson, and it's a catastrophe."
Portrayed By: Ian Hart
A brilliant S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist who theorized on the existence of gravity manipulating element called Gravitonium, and who further invented a means of controlling it. When said element is discovered, he is kidnapped by an old colleague of his named Ian Quinn, who wants him to finish his research.
- The Atoner: In his youth, he was quite enthusiastic about his research until he realized how if misused or worse, turned into a weapon, it could result in the deaths of millions. As an adult, he's very unwilling to continue work on it.
- Bald of Evil: Or rather, Bald of Extremism.
- Fake Defector: Pretends to go along with Quinn's scheme in order to sabotage the project and keep the device out of the wrong hands for good.
- Kidnapped Scientist: Exploited. He pulled the strings of his own kidnapping in order to ruin his kidnapper's plans, but said kidnapper isn't aware of this.
- Mentor Archetype: He was FitzSimmons's favourite professor at the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy.
- Not So Different: Hall claims S.H.I.E.L.D. is this to people like Quinn - and that their desire to control things led to the events of The Avengers. Coulson ultimately realizes that he and Hall are similar as well, and that they both make tough calls to protect people just before he seemingly kills Hall to save innocent lives.
- Start of Darkness: In the comics, he becomes a gravity-manipulating supervillain named Graviton after a lab accident. And indeed, during the course of the episode, he falls into his device and is absorbed by a bubble of gravity manipulating matter... and is then seen at the end trying to claw his way out from the inside, complete with Scare Chord.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Was willing to cause the deaths of quite a lot of people in order to destroy the device and prevent it from ever being used to hurt anyone. Coulson agrees that he has a point and that he made a tough call, but doesn't let him go through with it.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Is well aware that his research could and is going to be used to harm people, and is forced to accept the fact that if he doesn't do something about it, the world may very well be worse off for his contribution. And so he decides to destroy the device by causing it to go haywire, obliterating a wide area, sacrificing himself and causing the deaths of many innocent people in order to make sure this doesn't happen.
Portrayed By: Austin Nichols
A famous hacker whom even Fitz-Simmons have heard of, and a high-level member of the Rising Tide.
- Broken Pedestal: Skye saw him as a Wide-Eyed Idealist freedom fighter until he released top secret information for a million dollars, information that ultimately resulted in several people getting killed.
- The Cracker: Same as Skye. We see him trigger a pre-prepared macro to hack the traffic system and cause gridlock in order to lose Coulson.
- Cruel Mercy: What Coulson ends up doing him: stuck in a city he doesn't know, where everyone speaks a language he may not know, with no money to his name, and last but not least, a Restraining Bolt that doesn't allow him to hack anything (which is his only known marketable job skill).
- Dark and Troubled Past: Implied to have this, as he tells Skye that at least she knows what she's looking for in her life.
- Hypocrite: Espouses freedom of information, yet sells out a person for a million dollars to an organization he didn't research thoroughly enough.
- Insane Troll Logic: When Coulson calls him out on stealing information, he claims that "information has a will of its own." Even ignoring that he's constantly spewing platitudes and believes in freedom of information, that particular phrase is just nonsensical.
- Jerkass: An uppity hacker who blathers on in relentless platitudes and is a hypocrite to boot.
- Moral Event Horizon: In-universe, Skye decides that hacking S.H.I.E.L.D. and–even worse–selling someone out for a million dollars is his MEH. At the end of the episode, as S.H.I.E.L.D. strands him in Hong Kong with a Restraining Bolt that makes it difficult, if not impossible, for him to use electronic equipment for a while, it's clear that Skye doesn't want him around anymore, even if she's pretending to be nice to him about it.
- New Old Flame: To Skye. Said flame burns out by the end of the episode.
- Pet the Dog: Cared a great deal for Skye, checking up on her and allegedly doing what he did in part to improve her life. Whether or not he still cares for her is unknown.
- Restraining Bolt: After the crisis is past, he's given a bracelet that Coulson vaguely describes as being able to do "anything we want". At the very least, it generates some kind of interference that makes using electronics difficult.
- Spanner in the Works: By taking money to hack S.H.I.E.L.D. for Chan's location, he not only ruined his own life, but blew his chances with Skye and cost her the trust of the other members of the team when she stuck her neck out for him.
- Techno Wizard: He taught Skye a good portion of her hacking ability.
- Unperson: Not as thorough as Skye, but he has no family records and has been known to use aliases.
Chan Ho Yin
Chan Ho Yin / Scorch
"Poor little Chan Ho Yen may have believed your lies... but not Scorch!"
Portrayed By: Louis Ozawa Changchien
A pyrokinetic street magician on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s watchlist. He is recruited by the organization behind Centipede in the hopes that they can use him to stabilize their serum.
- Canon Foreigner: Chan Ho Yin is not a character from the comics, though his codename is borrowed from a couple other D-list pyrokinetics. His ethnicity, as well as being "kind of a tool," also recalls Sunfire from the X-Men comics.
- Code Name: Scorch, given to him by the people of Project Centipede to play to his ego.
- Comic Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: A major plot point is the aversion of this. The assignment of a codename to Chan helps him embrace the idea that he must have gotten his powers for a reason and that he's someone special and powerful for them. When he refers to himself as Scorch, Coulson treats the information that "they gave him a name" as an Oh Crap and realizes how seriously he's taking things.
- Foil: Of a sort to Mike. Both began gaining superpowers, both were approached by the Centipede project, and both were frustrated by their inability to make their lives work despite their powers. However, the big difference is that Mike thought more about helping his son survive than doing great things with his powers, and eventually realized that he could be a hero with some direction. Chan just wanted to be seen, and it led to his Sanity Slippage.
- I Love Nuclear Power: It's theorized his powers come from living near a nuclear plant that caught fire. However, it's noted that no one else in the vicinity received powers of any sort, so in the end the source is unknown.
- Jerkass: He first demonstrates his powers by scaring a couple who weren't impressed with his magic tricks. His S.H.I.E.L.D. file describes him as "kind of a tool."
- Not Using the Z Word: If Disney/MCU had the rights to X-Men, he'd likely be referred to as a mutant. The Agents even theorise that exposure to nuclear radiation may have caused his powers, which was one of the reasons often given for Mutants developing mutations.
- Playing with Fire: His power.
- Pyromaniac: After his Sanity Slippage.
- Required Secondary Powers: His blood platelets make him immune to being burned by his own powers. Once they're extracted, he ends up scorching himself each time he lights up.
- Riddle for the Ages: It is never ultimately explained how he first acquired his fire powers.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After being given a taste of the Centipede serum then being betrayed by Raina. As soon as he gets free, he starts attacking everyone.
- Strapped to an Operating Table: Happens to him during Debbie's experiments: "This isn't testing, this is torture!"
- Street Performer: What he did for a living.
- Super Power Meltdown: He's given an overdose of Extremis when it's clear they can't talk him down.
- That Man Is Dead: Once he embraces his codename.
Professor Elliot Randolph
Professor Elliot Randolph
"One must adapt. Recent events have thrown us all for a loop."
Portrayed By: Peter MacNicol
A Norse Mythology professor that Coulson talks to about finding the pieces of the Berserker's staff. Turns out he's a part
of it as well: The original Berserker himself.
Portrayed By: Lara Seay
A young woman that seems to have telekinetic powers. In reality she was being haunted by her friend Tobias, who had a crush on her.
- All-Loving Hero: Skye points out that she didn't chose the job she has because she wanted to be a Rules Lawyer. She did it because she couldn't stand the thought of anyone being hurt.
- Break the Cutie: She thought that God was punishing her by sending demons after her.
Portrayed By: Dylan Minette
An introverted genius at the S.H.I.E.L.D. Sci-Tech academy who gets involved in a series of attacks involving devices that are able to freeze people solid.
- Abusive Parents: His parents didn't even realize how smart he was because they ignored him so much. When S.H.I.E.L.D. told his father that Donnie was gifted, his father replied "In what?"
- Anti-Villain: He wasn't interested in Ian Quinn's money. He was just having fun building something with Seth.
- Friendless Background: Bonds with Fitz over this and their love of engineering. He had no friends in his hometown, and even at S.H.I.E.L.D Academy he's a loner.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Built devices capable of freezing pools and people solid and causing massive superstorms.
- An Ice Person: As a result of his ice machine backfiring on him, he gets cryokinetic powers. He also has the technical skill to make weapons which can copy those abilities as well.
- Intelligence Equals Isolation: Has trouble interacting with people below a 170 IQ.
- Start of Darkness: In the comics, he's the supervillain Blizzard and indeed, over the course of the episode, he gets his only friend killed and gets cryokinetic powers that he'll most likely go nuts with.
- Teen Genius: Has an IQ of 190.
Portrayed By: Elena Satine
Lorelei: And women can rule your land? Can they not?
Rooster: You'd be the first.
Lorelei: Yes. I will.
An Asgardian who arrives on Earth shortly after the team's discoveries at the Guest House facility.
Brigadier General Glenn Talbot
Talbot is an officer of the U.S. Air Force assigned to investigate the depth of HYDRA's infiltration of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Big Bad: He's set up to be the next major antagonist after the Centipede Group arc; as seen by the Season Two promotional material, he's been given a promotion.
- Composite Character/Expy: He's Major Talbot only in name. Motive-wise he's closer to "Thunderbolt" Ross.
- Determinator: He simply won't give up his hunt for Coulson, especially after being humiliated in Canada.
- Eagle Land: Flavor Two: he leads a military assault on a S.H.I.E.L.D. base that's located in Canada and acts like anything on "North American" soil is his jurisdiction.
- General Ripper: He has this reputation in universe. When he mentions "peacekeeping" troops, Coulson remarks that since Talbot's in charge, they'll be anything but.
- Coulson speculates that the worse case scenarios for his team and the surviving agents at the Hub are that he'll either lock them all up without trial or have them executed.
- When he finally catches up to them, he comes after them (a small group of four or five agents) with an army guns blazing and all, and threatens to make their lives a living hell unless they cooperate, and even if they do, they don't get to walk off.
- He literally becomes this in Season Two when he's promoted from Colonel to Brigadier General.
- Hero Antagonist: A fair number of people In-Universe would agree that going after rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. agents is a heroic act, considering how many of them are actually bad guys. However, he seems keen to focus on agents for whom he has a personal dislike, or even those he knows are innocent but believes can be threatened for information, meaning that this trope has a limit on it.
- Inspector Javert: He admits in "Nothing Personal" that he never liked S.H.I.E.L.D. to begin with, hence why he's so keen to prosecute them, even if it means going across borders (Canada, specifically).
- It's Personal: He never liked S.H.I.E.L.D, and there appears to be some history between him and Coulson.
- Jerkass: From the small conference call Team Coulson had with him, he patronized Coulson, questioned his capabilities as a leader and is ordering his men to practically invade the Hub. Coulson's annoyed expression when the call starts says it all.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Nobody has an idea just how far HYDRA has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D., and letting them continue onward as if nothing happened should be out of the question for governments who nearly became victims of S.H.I.E.L.D. without some severe investigation and interrogation of those who remain, with their suspicions justified in Ward being a HYDRA agent who is allowed to roam free because nobody is questioning his loyalty.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: Coulson says the best case scenario resulting from Talbot's investigation will be The Team being tied up in court hearings for the next six months.
- Rank Up: By Season Two, he's been promoted from a Colonel to a Brigadier General.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: After Coulson and Hill give him and his men an epic beatdown at Providence Base, he isn't seen or mentioned for the rest of the season. However, he'll be back for the Season Two premiere.
- You Rebel Scum!: His attitude towards Coulson's team can be summed up as this. He takes offense when they use the term "agent" to describe one of their own, because that makes it sound like they're still part of a legitimate agency.
Portrayed by: Patrick Brennan
A former prisoner of the Fridge, Daniels was let out by the Clairvoyant and told to "follow his dreams".
The former girlfriend of Coulson, otherwise known as the Cellist.
- Ascended Extra: She was originally intended to be a completely throwaway tidbit about Coulson inThe Avengers, but fans were so fascinated by Coulson having a girlfriend that the Agents of SHIELD writers gave her two previous mentions and then finally her on-screen debut.
- Damsel in Distress: Audrey is being stalked by Daniels and is briefly caught up in the battle between him and Coulson's team.
- Her Heart Will Go On: The reason Coulson doesn't want to reveal his resurrection to her is because she's already started to move past her grief and he doesn't want to reopen old wounds.
- Nice Gal: Appears to be a very sweet, gentle person.
- The One That Got Away: For Coulson.
- Rescue Romance: She and Coulson first fell in love after he came with SHIELD to protect her from Daniels the first time.
Portrayed by: Tsai Chin
Melinda May's mother.
- Cool Old Lady: She's a retired secret agent with a penchant for snarkiness.
- Deadpan Snarker: We can see where May got it from.
- Good Parents: She drove five hundred miles to pick up her daughter. Then there's tapping her contacts to aid her search of Maria Hill. According to Coulson, May was better adjusted before the event where she earned her hated nickname.
- Retired Badass: She's a retired agent from an unspecified agency.
- Unnamed Parent: Her first name hasn't been mentioned.
Skye's father, who worked with Raina at one point in the past. In his first appearance, his hands drip with an unknown substance.
- Ambiguously Human: Just as we're not completely sure what Skye is, her father's humanity is questionable. Raina describes him as a monster, but it's unclear how literal she was being.
- The Faceless: Was only shown from behind at the end of Season 1.
- Person of Mass Destruction: According to Raina, he and Skye's mother destroyed an entire village to find their daughter.
- Unnamed Parent: His first and last names are currently unknown.
- The Voiceless: He doesn't speak in his first appearance.
Portrayed by: Nick Blood
A new character for Season 2. Lance is a mercenary Coulson recruits to combat HYDRA.
- Ret Canon: The Lance Hunter in the comics is an aged British gentleman who was the leader of S.T.R.I.K.E. (No relation to S.T.R.I.K.E from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.), which is the British equivalent of S.H.I.E.L.D. As far as we know, this version of Hunter is a mercenary.