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    Ace Peterson 

Ace Peterson

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.

    Miles Lydon 

Miles Lydon

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.
  • Actual Pacifist: At one point during his interrogation, he mentions that he is pacifist now.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: Asgardian attitudes towards humans living brief lives in comparison to them return here from Thor: The Dark World. Randolph isn't very concerned about issues on Earth, as humans live and die in a time much less relevant to him, to the point where he doesn't really think a band of anarchists using his staff to wreak havoc is a real problem, since in his mind they'll all die soon anyway. Likewise, he attempts to reassure Ward by telling him the darker effects of the staff will wear off in "only" a few decades, not thinking about how long that period of time is to a human. Coulson is noticeably unimpressed by this rationalization.
  • Dirty Old Man: Not too old by appearance, but he counts by sheer age. In his first scene, he is arranging a date with one of his students, and he spends a decent amount of screen time hitting on Simmons. Also, the reason the Berserker story got out in the first place was because a French girl he was sleeping with liked stories, and he wanted to impress her. Turned out her brother was a priest, who wrote it all down.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Though he's retired now, he went from being a mason to a screaming berserker warrior.
  • I Choose to Stay: Opted to stay on Earth when the rest of his comrades returned to Asgard, as he decided he rather liked being here.
  • Jumped at the Call: Signed himself up to become an Asgardian warrior so he could do something other than busting rocks all day.
  • Living Forever Is Awesome: The Team estimates that he's been alive for a thousand years and his only complaint is a student putting too much Lit Crit and not enough History in their paper. He's had numerous paramours over the ages.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: He's just your average Asgardian, a common mason turned soldier. On Earth, that makes him supernaturally strong, tough, and long-lived.
  • Pals with Jesus: Averted (or "Pals With Thor" is, anyway). When asked if he knew Thor, he scoffed at the idea that a simple mason would have met the future king of Asgard.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He is an Asgardian, after all.
  • Retired Badass: His days of berserking are long behind him - now he's a professor of Norse mythology, though he plans to retire elsewhere after the events of his episode.
  • Seen It All: Part of what gave him away. He was far too calm for someone who was attacked by super-powered men and locked in an interrogation room. Coulson also points out that he didn't ask any questions when Coulson mentioned he had met aliens. "Most people are very curious about that."
  • Super Strength: Enough to curve a knife with just one hand.
  • Walking the Earth: He implies that he did this for quite a while before settling down, and that now that Asgardians have made contact with humans again he might do so once more. In fact, this is why he signed up for the Asgardian army and came to Earth in the first place.
    Randolph: Honestly, I think I just wanted to travel.
  • We Are as Mayflies: One of the perks he enjoys from living on a mortal world is the fact that his problems mostly die of old age if he waits a century or so.
  • The World Is Just Awesome: He stayed on Earth because he loved it too much to leave.

     Hannah Hutchins 

Hannah Hutchins

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.

     Donnie Gill 

Donnie Gill

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.

     Lorelei 

Lorelei

Portrayed By: Elena Satine
Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episode 14: "T.A.H.I.T.I.), (Episode 15: Yes Men)

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.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the original comics she has no fighting skills whatsoever. This version, however, is able to give Lady Sif a good fight, which would put her in the same league as Loki.
  • Arch-Enemy: "Yes Men" establishes her as one to Sif.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Although Agent Ward is a Badass, Lorelei is almost as strong as Loki.
  • Breaking Speech: Her method of choice when dealing with women standing in her way. Both May and Sif end up on the receiving end.
  • Catch Phrase: "Do you prefer her to me?"
  • Compelling Voice: She has the ability to make men do whatever she tells them to. If they can resist the voice, making physical contact will overpower them. It explicitly doesn't work on women, and doesn't seem to be reliant on sexual preferences one way or another.
  • Cruel Mercy: Sif spares her because Odin orders her to, though Sif does acknowledge killing her would be the easy way out. Leaving her alive is more painful for Lorelei because she'll be unable to talk, imprisoned in a tiny cell, presumably for life.
  • Evil Redhead: She's a villainous Asgardian with scarlet hair.
  • Evil Plan: Find strong men, build an army, take over some place, and rule as queen.
  • Faux Affably Evil: See The Vamp.
  • Femme Fatale: As Sif notes, wars have been started by her feminine uber-wiles.
  • Fish out of Water:
    • When she arrives on Earth, she begins her first conversation by talking about Earth as "Midgard" to a total stranger, calls Death Valley (where she landed) the "Valley of Death" when told its name, and simply takes a water bottle someone is holding when she needs a drink, not seeming to realize it would be more reasonable to ask.
    • She expected gold to be used as currency on Earth, like it is on Asgard:
    Lorelei: I ask you for gold and you bring me paper!
  • Foil: To Sif; while Sif is a Tomboy who loyally fights for Asgard despite having rejected its gender norms, Lorelei is a Girly Girl who performs femininity to The Vamp extremes and wants to rule. It could be argued that the two both had discontented reactions to the limitations imposed on women and then went opposite routes - Sif beat them by joining them, Lorelei beat them by making them beat each other. "That's the difference between you and me - I don't take orders."
  • Functional Magic: Her mind control is explictly called "sorcery" by Sif.
  • Hello, Nurse!: It's even part of her modus operandi.
  • Jerkass: Said to prefer taking men who are already spoken for. On two occasions, she then rubs this fact in the other woman's face.
  • Kneel Before Zod: "I don't kneel to men. Men kneel to me."
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: By Asgardian standards, she's a Squishy Wizard. By human standards, she is super strong.
  • Sex for Services: Her favorite "reward" for particularly "strong" men.
  • Squishy Wizard: By Asgardian standards.
  • Super Strength: By Earth standards.
  • The Vamp: Lorelei has the ability to seduce men into doing her bidding, be it with her Compelling Voice or through physical contact.
  • Women Prefer Strong Men: She "upgrades" twice in her debut episode. From an average joe to the leader of a group of bikers, to Agent Ward.

     Glenn Talbot 

Colonel Glenn Talbot

Portrayed by: Adrian Pasdar
Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episode 18: Providence) (Episode 20: Nothing Personal)

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.
  • Bait and Switch: He's set up to be the second major antagonist after the Centipede Group, but he proves to be more of an inconvenience for two episodes than anything else.
  • Composite Character/Expy: He's Major Talbot only in name. Motive-wise he's closer to "Thunderbolt" Ross.
  • Eagle Land: Flavor 2, 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: 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.
  • 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 he has a personal dislike of, 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 loyality.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Marcus Daniels 

Marcus Daniels/Blackout

Portrayed by: Patrick Brennan

A former prisoner of the Fridge, Daniels was let out by the Clairvoyant and told to "follow his dreams".
  • Badass Longcoat: Sports a black trenchcoat.
  • Casting a Shadow: He's able to project beams of dark energy.
  • Comic Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Double Subverted. Though he's never referred to as Blackout, his S.H.I.E.L.D. file does list his codename, even though Coulson's arm is positioned to block most of it.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in "Providence" before his focus episode.
  • Energy Absorption: He's able to drain energy from nearby electrical devices, and can drain the electrical energy of living beings through physical contact.
  • Evil Wears Black: As befitting his codename, Blackout wears an entirely black outfit.
  • Menacing Stroll: He always moves at a calm, steady pace.
  • Phlebotinum Overload/Weakened by the Light: How he was taken out in the past and present. The first time it just disabled him so S.H.I.E.L.D. could imprison him. Since he's been amped up in the present, Fitz devises gamma-powered lights that make him explode.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Towards Audrey, who he calls his "only light in the darkness".
  • Touch of Death: He can drain the energy from whatever he touches, including living beings.

    Audrey Nathan 

Audrey Nathan

Portrayed by: Amy Acker
Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episode 19: The Only Light In the Darkness)

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.

    May's Mother 

May's Mother

Portrayed by: Tsai Chin
Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episode 19: The Only Light In the Darkness)

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 

Skye's father

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episode 22: The Beginning of the End)

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.


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