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    Carl "Crusher" Creel/Absorbing Man 

Carl "Crusher" Creel

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Portrayed By:Brian Patrick Wade
Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (first appears in Episode 23, "Shadows"), Daredevil (mentioned)

A man who worked for HYDRA after having his death faked by Garrett, Carl Creel is a former boxer nicknamed "The Crusher" with the ability to absorb the properties of anything he touches.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Though introduced as a villain, it's revealed that he was a brainwashed pawn. By Season 3, he's free of his HYDRA brainwashing and is working for the US government as Talbot's bodyguard. In the comics, though he's sometimes depicted as an Anti-Villain, he's usually a thug who's murdered, raped, and brutalized people in the past with no remorse.
  • Alliterative Name: Carl Creel.
  • Ambiguous Situation: After his own out-of-control powers cause him to turn to stone, Coulson isn't quite sure he's actually dead or just in a coma of sorts. Season 3 removes the ambiguity by outright showing that he's alive.
  • And I Must Scream: Between his encounter with Team Coulson in "Heavy is the Head" and his recruitment as Talbot's bodyguard, this happened to him. He couldn't move or talk because he was trapped in his own stone body. He eventually recovered and spent time in jail once he'd regained consciousness.
  • Bald of Evil: Just like in the comics, Creel doesn't have a single hair on his head.
  • Book Dumb: While he is hardly an Evil Genius, he nonetheless shows a decent amount of strategy in his appearances and uses his powers creatively, such as for stealth, and not just for brute force. Prior to being a supervillain, he also secretly used his powers to cheat his way to a successful boxing career.
  • Blood Knight: He enjoys killing just slightly more than he enjoys the sensation of using his powers, and he seems to enjoy the latter quite a bit.
  • The Brute: He serves as Whitehall's muscle. Later becomes this to Talbot.
  • The Bus Came Back: Freed by Talbot after he is deprogrammed of his HYDRA brainwashing.
  • Chrome Champion: When he turns to steel. May and Lincoln exploit this with May grazing him with a steel pipe, turning him into steel, then Lincoln blasting him with his electric powers.
  • Death Faked for You: He was supposed to have been killed, but it turns out HYDRA faked his death while they were still a part of S.H.I.E.L.D. so they could use his talents for themselves.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Was brought into HYDRA's employ by Garrett, but doesn't show up until after Garrett has been dispatched.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: He can take on the properties of any material he touches - wood, steel, glass, concrete; you name it. Assuming his powers are as flexible as they are in the comics, this can extend even further.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • While he has no problem killing targets who are trained professionals, he does seem concerned about the waitress he infects by accident (though that may have been more about losing control of the Artifact than any actual concern) and was reluctant to hurt Raina.
    • It eventually turns out despite being a lifelong criminal, he had to be brainwashed into serving HYDRA, and he promptly turns once he's freed from it.
  • Fake Shemp: He doesn't appear onscreen in Daredevil, despite his sizable role in Matt's backstory, likely because of his role in this show.
  • Good All Along: In "The Inside Man", he's presented as being Talbot's Ambiguously Evil bodyguard, and he's seemingly confirmed to still be evil when he knocks Lance out. However, it's later revealed that he only knocked Lance out to protect his cover, and he helps save him, Talbot, Coulson, and the other S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives.
  • G-Rated Drug: He enjoys the feeling of absorbing materials, keeping a cabinet full of various things to use at his leisure. HYDRA even pays him with exotic materials.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The US military has apparently broken him free of his HYDRA brainwashing and he's now working as Talbot's bodyguard
  • Hero Killer: As Hartley and Idaho found out the hard way.
  • The Immune: Possibly due to what happened with him and the Obelisk, Creel's blood can 'vaccinate' an unawakened Inhuman from undergoing Terrigenesis.
  • Immune to Bullets: As long as he's absorbed something tough enough. Played with a bit; though the bullets don't stop him, they do knock off several chunks that end up reverting to flesh.
  • Mind Control: Implied to have been brainwashed by Whitehall into obeying HYDRA (as Bakshi uses the codephrase "Are you ready to comply?" to calm him down at one point). Confirmed in his return in Season 3
  • Mundane Utility: Before being discovered, he used his powers to cheat at boxing by turning his fists to steel beneath his gloves for easy knockouts.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • In his debut appearance, he rips off a ball and chain to fight May with, an iconic weapon of his in the comics.
    • Subsequent appearances has Raina offer him a material to absorb with the special property of being capable of absorbing energy itself. This is something he could do on his own in the comics.
    • His name is also mentioned in flashbacks in Daredevil as a boxing rival of 'Battlin' Jack' Murdock, Daredevil's father.
  • Not Quite Dead: Coulson is smart enough to know that even if Creel's turned to stone, he could always do that. It's better to keep him secure in case it doesn't stick. It doesn't.
  • Power Incontinence: Touching the Obelisk, even while made of rubber didn't completely insulate him from it's affects and patches of it start spreading across his body. It's mentioned this isn't the first time he's had such problems.
  • Sculpted Physique: When he turns into stone or concrete.
  • Shape Shifter Swan Song: After being hit with a molecular disruptor by Coulson, he cycles through several of his past materials before turning into inanimate stone.
  • Shirtless Scene: He gives one in his trailer, and another while fighting Team Coulson in the warehouse. The latter is justified, since he was using his absorbing powers to camouflage himself (which wouldn't have worked with a powder blue shirt on). It doesn't explain why he's still shirtless walking down the street at the end of the episode.
  • Super Strength: Naturally strong due to his past as a boxer, but his strength increases depending on the material he absorbs. He was able to stop the speeding vehicle carrying Hartley and the Obelisk by absorbing the properties of the asphalt road he was standing on.
  • Super Toughness: By absorbing tougher materials, his durability is enhanced, allowing him to shrug off bullets and survive being hit by a car, totaling the car in the process. He's not completely invulnerable, however, as the bullets managed to knock off several chunks which eventually reverted into normal flesh, allowing the team to ID him.
  • Taken for Granite: After being defeated he gets stuck in his stone form, but unable to move. With help from Talbot and the government, he recovers.
  • This Was His True Form: Not the man himself, but part of him. He's bulletproof during his first encounter with Team Coulson, but they do recover a piece of shrapnel from his then-metallic body after the fight. It reverts back to flesh and blood while Fitz is analyzing it, which makes the team realize that they're dealing with a gifted.
  • Unexplained Recovery: He's back for season 3, though it's not explained how he returned to normal.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: It was refusing to throw a fight with him that got Jack Murdock killed. His blood looks like it's going to cause this as well, in the right hands, the vaccine that could be created from it can prevent another Bahrain. In the wrong hands, it can prevent any Inhumans from appearing ever again.
  • Visible Invisibility: When he becomes glass, he still has to stand perfectly still to avoid his movements reflecting the light around him.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Expressed to would-be Gilligan Hunter by knocking him out before he can inadvertently blow his cover.

     Chan Ho Yin 

Chan Ho Yin / Scorch

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"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 isn't 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 is generating fire from his hands.
  • 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 is magic tricks on street corners.
  • 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.

     Donnie Gill 

Donnie Gill

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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?"
  • Adaptational Heroism: It's Adaptational Anti-Villainy in his case. He still ends up as a bad guy, but is given a sympathetic backstory. It's also made abundantly clear that he never intended for his actions to hurt anyone, at least at first, and he also never served HYDRA willingly; when he, as Blizzard, is acting of his own free will, it's actually against HYDRA. The only reason why SHIELD put him down at the end of "Making Friends and Influencing People" is so HYDRA won't be able to use him again.
  • Age Lift: His comics counterpart is an adult criminal-for-hire.
  • Anti-Villain: He wasn't interested in Ian Quinn's money. He was just having fun building something with Seth.
    • In his second appearance, he isn't even antagonistic toward S.H.I.E.L.D. at all until Bakshi triggers the mental conditioning HYDRA put him through.
  • Berserk Button: Don't even pretend to be HYDRA.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: He was brainwashed by HYDRA sometime during season 1. His programing is re-activated during "Making Friends and Influencing People".
  • The Bus Came Back: He resurfaces in the Season 2 episode "Making Friends & Influencing People".
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Played with. He is never called as Blizzard, his comics counterpart's alias. But the project to analyze his gifted power is indeed called as "Project: Blizzard" at HYDRA.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: While never badass in the "combat-capable" sense, his debut episode makes it clear he has borderline superhuman engineering abilities, rivaling those of Fitz (who is nearly a decade his senior and with more experience). After the accident at the end of his debut episode he gains a Touch of Death power via cryokinesis.
  • 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.
  • Never Found the Body: According to Skye, his body hasn't been found since she shot him and he fell into the ocean.
  • 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 obtains cryokinetic powers. During his first appearance in season 2, he only uses them in self-defense or to spite HYDRA. His only villainous actions are due to brainwashing.
  • Teen Genius: Has an IQ of 190.

    Tobias Ford 

Tobias Ford

Portrayed by: Robert Baker

A technician who was seemingly killed in a laboratory accident; in reality, he's somehow caught between two worlds, and is stalking Hannah Hutchins.
  • Anti-Villain: Tobias is not trying to hurt Hannah, he's trying to protect her. It's not very comforting, but it's a far cry from the killer or demon everyone originally thought him to be.
  • The Atoner: He's trying to make up for his mistakes.
  • Expy: While teleporting is a fairly common power, doing so by traveling through a Hell-dimension in a puff of smoke is unique to the X-Men's Nightcrawler. There's also the fact that both characters are very religious.
  • Extradimensional Shortcut: When he teleports, he travels between Earth and another realm he thinks is Hell.
  • Man Child: He causes problems so Hannah will pay him attention; like the boy in the sandbox that tugs on a girl's pigtails.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: What he did when someone upsets his crush is to blow up their gas station or try to run them over.
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Hannah, both less disturbing than normal (he's just a normal guy who didn't know how to talk to the girl he likes) and more (he sabotaged a particle accelerator). Skye notes that he's acting like a kid with a crush.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: He pulls it a lot with the teleporting power and everything. Then May pulls it on him, disappearing in the space of a half-second black out right as he's about to whack her with a wrench.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: May confronts Tobias, and convinces him to stop "protecting" Hannah for her own sake, since his current actions are only dragging her to hell with him. He realizes this, and lets himself slip through.
  • Teleporter Accident: The rough theory goes that the scientists running the particle accelerator were trying to recreate the rifts from Thor: The Dark World. Then Tobias came in and sabotaged a minor part, which snowballed into a detonation that trapped him between two worlds. He's able to move between them, but is slowly losing himself to the other one.
  • Teleport Spam: He makes good use of being stuck between worlds, such as disappearing to dodge attacks, enter locked rooms, and so forth.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He repeatedly sabotaged a particle accelerator in order to get Hanna's attention.
  • Wrench Whack: He is lugging around a pipe wrench, which he was carrying during the accident. This serves as the first hint that there's more to the accident than first appears; a pipe wrench is not the proper tool to be tightening bolts with.

    Marcus Daniels 

Marcus Daniels/Blackout

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Portrayed by: Patrick Brennan
Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (first appears in (Episode 18: Providence))

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.

    Calvin Johnson 

Dr. Calvin L. Johnson

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"Let's not lose our heads."

Portrayed by: Kyle MacLachlan (Season 2)

Skye's father, who worked with Raina at one point in the past.
  • Adaptational Heroism: He has quite a few more redeeming qualities than the comics' Mr. Hyde, most of all his being horribly ashamed of what his darker half does.
  • Adaptation Name Change: His comicbook counterpart's name is Calvin Zabo, but the show changes it to Calvin L. Johnson. However, The Frenemy of my Enemy implies that he may have gone by Zabo at one point. This is presumably due to Skye's mother being completely different from Daisy Johnson's mother in the comics, meaning her last name had to come from her father instead.
    • Some episodes of the second season do have his name given as "Zabo" at certain points in the subtitles.
  • Adorkable:
    • When he finally reunites with his daughter, he fumbles his words and mentions that he wanted to have flowers and "those little almond-chocolate cookies" to greet her.
    • When he meets her again after her powers are activated, he acts like an excited fanboy.
      Cal: So what's your thing? 'Cause I was kinda hoping for wings.
    • And in the back half of the second season, his every interaction with Skye is just bumbling awkward joy.
  • Affably Evil: He's kinda... quirky when he's not being murderously psychotic. He refers to HYDRA's attempts to understand the Diviner as "monkeys scratching at it," mocks Whitehall's translation of an ancient legend concerning it, and scoffs at referring to it as a weapon as "small-minded...for such a large-minded person." However, he gets less affable as his obsession to get Skye to love him grows.
  • Ambiguously Human: It's unclear at first, given several characters referring to him as a "monster" and his deep knowledge of the Diviner despite never touching it himself. It's clarified in "One of Us" that while he knows a great deal about the Inhumans through his wife being one, he himself was an ordinary human who gained his strength and emotional instability through his own scientific manipulation.
  • Anti-Villain: Most of his villainy seems to be fueled by extreme aggression that's he's unable to control, as well as the fact that he lost his daughter to S.H.I.E.L.D. and his wife to HYDRA. However, the thought of a race of Sufficiently Advanced Aliens coming down to Earth to end humanity except for a few "worthy" to be saved isn't something that terribly alarms him; in fact he's looking forward to it. And he has no trouble causing chaos for S.H.I.E.L.D. by getting the "gifted" to make a fuss if it'll help him reunite with Skye.
  • Ax-Crazy: The guy can go into casual murder mode rather quickly.
    Triplet: That guy was out of his damn mind.
  • Back-Alley Doctor: Patches up bullet and knife wounds for gang members... for a while, anyway.
  • Badass Bookworm: A doctor who easily defeats two HYDRA mooks with just a scalpel and a metal box he's carrying.
  • Bad Boss: Treats Raina like dirt, even though she helped him reunite him with Skye. He then throws her to the curb after he's done with her.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Loses it when Raina compares him to Whitehall, seeing Whitehall killed his wife to take her agelessness.
    • Bringing up his evil side seems to have a similar effect.
    • Referring to his daughter as "Skye" too much isn't a good idea either. It produces more violent results when Lincoln does it.
      Cal: THAT'S NOT HER NAME!
    • Anyone but himself taking a fatherly role for Skye also sets him off.
    • Getting between him and his vendetta against Whitehall is a very bad idea. Out of everything, that happens to be what finally causes him to try to kill Coulson.
    • Don't insult his daughter. A transformed Raina found that out the hard way.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Though he starts off in a Big Bad Ensemble with Whitehall, the two team up at the end of "A Hen in the Wolf House" to kill Coulson and his team. He then offers to do the same with Coulson to kill Whitehall.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: His petty feud with Coulson means he's only an inconvenience to him in the grand scheme of things.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The close of his story arc; he gets his memories erased and is allowed to make a new life for himself as a veterinarian completely under his original personality, that of a laughing, friendly, good-humored goofball. Of course, this means completely forgetting about not only the bad things he experienced, like his wife's torture and eventual death — at his own hands — but also all about his beloved daughter.
  • Buffy Speak: At times, especially since he's offered his services to Whitehall. This is an instance where Skye's apple doesn't fall far from the tree. As soon as he tries to step up, he's rather unceremoniously plucked off the field by Gordon.
  • Catchphrase:
    • He regularly uses the phrase "Let's not lose our heads" as a self-calming method.
    • Tends to describe good things as the "best day ever."
    • Whenever someone refers to his daughter as Skye, he snaps at them with "THAT'S NOT HER NAME!"
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He's completely, utterly insane and knows it. He just can't stop himself.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: He's never once referred to as "Mister Hyde", although his appearance in the season 2 finale is highly reminiscent of the titular character from the original Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Revealed over the course of the second season. A S.H.I.E.L.D. team full of HYDRA agents went after an Inhuman village that included his wife and daughter. He managed to track down his wife and put her back together (though not the same as she was), but all he managed to do was slaughter a lot of people when he tried and failed to find his daughter. He has spent a quarter-century wanting revenge.
  • Deadly Doctor: He has a room with surgical equipment and his hands are always seem to be covered in blood when he meets with Raina.
  • Death of Personality: At the end of season 2, His entire memory is erased and replaced with that of a cheerful veterinarian by way of the TAHITI project. It's implied that the 'new' him is the person he used to be, before he became a monster. Thus, this is a Downplayed Trope.
  • Didn't Think This Through: While he certainly put a lot of thought into the tortures he would inflict on Whitehall, his actual plan to get there is rather lacking. He clearly never counted on Whitehall figuring out his identity, and seems to have no concrete plan on how he'll get to Whitehall in the first place. Ultimately, Cal ends up trying to take on Whitehall while the latter has a gun, and Coulson shoots Whitehall in the back while Whitehall's distracted, saving the vengeance-driven doctor.
  • Disappeared Dad: Has not been a part of Skye's life for twenty-five years. To be fair, their separation wasn't his fault, he spent a great deal of those twenty-five years trying to find her, and once he did he starts trying to be part of her life again. Unfortunately for him, those twenty-five years have also turned him into someone his daughter doesn't want to know.
  • The Dreaded: Raina is terrified of him, probably due in no small part that he's one of a few people she can't manipulate.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Is shown to dislike Whitehall, referring to him as "a butcher." Understandable, considering what the man did to his wife.
    • He has nothing but contempt for Raina, mainly because she's concerned about herself and nobody else.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Bruce Banner, a very skilled doctor with a Hair-Trigger Temper he himself is horrified by. Though he's also quite violent in his normal state when he needs to be. This makes sense, given that Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde was one of the original inspirations for Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk. In the comics, Cal's supervillain moniker is "Mister Hyde".
  • Fake Shemp: Kyle MacLachlan's casting wasn't announced until a couple of months after Season 1 ended, so that's probably not him in The Stinger for the finale. That person's hair is also gray.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Despite being Jiaying's husband, the Inhumans look down on him because of the artificial nature of his powers and his violent behavior, and they're not happy that his petty feud with SHIELD endangers them.
  • Foreshadowing: Conspicuously does not touch the obelisk. It's made clear in "One of Us" that his powers come through experimentation and he isn't an Inhuman.
  • Foil: Shaping up to be one for Ward. Both love Skye, but while Ward acknowledges how horrible he has been in the past and tries to win her over by being helpful, Cal tries to hide his dark side and intends to force Skye to come to him by killing Coulson. Also to Coulson, the father figure versus the father she never knew.
  • Good Parents: Really wants to be this for Skye, and when given the chance, he's doting and loving towards her. Unfortunately, Jiaying's manipulations made him into a monster.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He can flip out at the drop of a hat. Just look at the list of things classified as Berserk Button.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Sides with Coulson's S.H.I.E.L.D when he convinces him that what Jiaying is doing is wrong and will only hurt their daughter.
  • Human Shield: Uses this tactic against HYDRA in "The Frenemy of My Enemy" by putting one of their own between him and their bullets.
  • I Lied: He was very vague to Raina on the what the Terrigenesis actually was.
  • It's All About Me: His love for Skye is very unhealthy and obsessive; he wants her to love him and only him.
  • It's Personal: Whitehall killed his wife, literally cutting her into pieces. He repeatedly states that he wants revenge on the people who took his family from him. Whitehall, who doesn't know him or his connection to the woman he killed, doesn't realize the implied threat.
  • Jerkass: He emotionally manipulated Raina by preying on her desire to be something special, then point-blank refuses to help her cope with the transformation.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: In the second half of the scene...he moves from being against Whitehall, to against SHIELD...which does not go well for people caught in the middle.
  • Lack of Empathy:
    • Is completely unsympathetic to Raina when Whitehall threatens to have her killed and says that she was nothing before he found her.
    • When Raina undergoes Terrigenesis, he's dissmive of her and refuses to help her cope with the trauma of it, in stark contrast to his beloved wife, who dedicated her life to helping the Inhumans cope with the change.
  • Large Ham: He,s mostly composed if not triggered but when he hams it up, he does so with gusto.
  • Legion of Doom: He wants to gather up a couple of "indexed" individuals in order to combat S.H.I.E.L.D. and recover his daughter. Given he's snatched up by Gordon in the same episode and his entire team is captured, it's unlikely this effort will go anywhere.
  • Love Redeems: What ultimately spared him from being executed because of his crimes is his love for his daughter.
  • Knife Nut: When your Weapon of Choice is a surgeon's scalpel and you always have at least on or two hidden on your person you qualify as this.
  • Mayfly-December Romance: With Jiayang. She's led the Inhumans for generations, he's just an ordinary human.
  • Morality Pet: Starting in "The Frenemy of My Enemy", he has one in his daughter Daisy, who helps him rediscover the Nice Guy that he used to be.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He's a certified M.D. who will casually slaughter a room full of people with a scalpel in order to further his ends.
  • Morality Chain: Spending time with his wife and daughter does wonders for his mental stability. He doesn't want them to think he's a monster.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: He eventually plans to do this to Coulson, since he resents him being a father figure to Skye.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Skye comes across the scene of one of his outbursts, he realizes she will never accept him as her father after that.
    Skye: He's a...!
    Cal: (Staring at his hands) ...monster! (smashes his tablet)
  • Never My Fault: It's clear he blames Coulson for driving Skye away, even though it's his violent behavior that actually does it. After reuniting with his wife in Lai Xi, he admits that, yes, it is his fault.
  • Nice Guy: He used to be one of these and you can still see glimpses of it in his calmer periods. For example, what was he doing in China with a family? He was volunteering for Doctors Without Borders, fell in love, and relocated.
  • No Name Given: His first significant role in the plot (with significant screentime) is in the episode "A Hen In The Wolf House", but he is still just referred to as "Skye's father" or "The Doctor". In "What They Become", his name is given as Cal. His full name is revealed to be Calvin L. Johnson in "The Frenemy Of My Enemy", though he mentions changing it to something more appropriate (presumably Zabo) after Skye went missing.
  • Not Helping Your Case: He doesn't want Skye to see him as a monster, but his violent behavior and all the killing he does despite her protests don't do him any favors.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: He casually expresses an interest in killing "everyone". He actually takes a thrill in the violence that can unfold.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Until "What They Become", he's simply referred to as "Skye's father" or "The Doctor".
  • One-Man Army: Several sources have stated that he wiped out a village single-handedly, and if you believe Ward's version of the events, all those villagers were HYDRA agents.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Took Coulson's slaying of Whitehall very badly, as it meant that he couldn't avenge his wife's death personally. It's a Justified Trope as his plans for killing Whitehall were much, much crueler than Coulson's Instant Death Bullet, and he's been planning it for decades.
  • Papa Wolf:
    • In a rather negative way, considering he's both possessive and insane.
    • If Ward's to be believed, the village in Hunan that was slaughtered contained HYDRA agents that kidnapped Skye and her mother. The mother was killed by Whitehall before or during Cal's massacre, possibly explaining his unstable behavior in the present.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • All of his direct interactions with Skye when he gets to show off his Bumbling Dad side.
    • When he's asked if Coulson is trustworthy (after they tried to kill each other), he says he hates him... but grudgingly admits that he's a good man who cares for Skye.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: According to Raina, he and Skye's mother destroyed an entire village to find their daughter.
  • Psycho Serum: He attributes his strength and personality issues to a formula he developed. He's been trying to perfect it, but that doesn't happen until the end of the second season.
  • Punny Name: His name is Calvin L. Johnson. Not unlike Kal-El.
  • Sadistic Choice: When your wife is trying to kill your daughter, either choice is going to be painful. Cal sides with his daughter, breaking his wife's neck and then crushing her ribcage to splinters with a super-strong bearhug.
  • Sanity Slippage: Finding the corpse of his wife after Whitehall vivisected her and losing his daughter clearly sent him off the deep end.
  • Sanity Strengthening: Reuniting with his wife and daughter, and taking a break from his serum, makes him more stable. He even catches himself when he starts losing his temper.
  • Split Personality: Implied and hinted at. There seems to be at least two sides to Cal. A affable side and an Ax-Crazy side that kills without warning. Raina believes so, even going as far to tell him that other side is controlling him. When some of Team Coulson, and more specifically Skye, find his handiwork, Cal is mortified, calling himself a monster. Apparently, he doesn't want to be perceived as one. This is fitting, as he's Mister Hyde.
  • Super Strength: He carves up anyone who pisses him off with a scalpel, with complete ease, and kills with his bare hands. He also easily defeats Raina, who herself demonstrates superhuman strength post-transformation.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone:
    • He will never see his family again afterwards, but Skye agrees to have one family dinner with him at her mother's request.
    • His ending. He gets a new peaceful life, and to be happy...and Skye visits him, even though he no longer recognizes her.
  • Tragic Monster: He might be a jerk, but Cal's life is one big sad story. He was nothing but a loving family man until Whitehall kidnapped Jiaying, vivisected her, and tossed her corpse in the woods. He stitched her back up and her Healing Factor did the rest, but she left him because she became horrified by their desperate actions while looking for Skye. He then spent decades looking for Skye, as he'd promised Jiaying that he'd find her. But the serum he developed to give him Super Strength made him psychotic with uncontrollable aggression, turning him into "a monster" and causing him to be shunned by the Inhumans, who used to be his friends. And when he does find Skye, she wants nothing to do with him, and his own wife has him locked up. And then he's ultimately forced to admit his wife has become a monster even worse than he is, who will destroy the world, and he has to kill her to save their daughter's life.
  • Undying Loyalty: In his own words, he would "blindly follow Jiayang into a war". It turns out, however, that his ultimate loyalty lies with his daughter as he turns on his wife when Coulson manages to convince him that her war will ultimately destroy Daisy.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He's furious at Coulson for killing Whitehall before he could get his revenge, even though Whitehall would have killed him if Coulson hadn't intervened.
  • Unnamed Parent: Until the mid-season finale, he simply goes by "The Doctor". He reveals his name to be Cal in "What They Become". Though his last name isn't revealed, it can be inferred from his personality issues, strength, and Skye's real name that his full name is Calvin Zabo, a.k.a. Mister Hyde.
    • Averted in season 2, where he eventually reveals his name is Calvin L. Johnson.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He brought back Jiaying to life and in doing so unleashed a bloodbath upon the world.
  • Used to Be More Social: He was a doctor, successful/wealthy enough to own an office building in a financially successful part of town, and volunteered in China with Doctors Without Borders, where he fell in love with and married a native, started a family... Now he's a walking Berserk Button.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The death of his wife at the hands of HYDRA is strongly implied to have been what set off his Start of Darkness. He gives the impression of having been a pretty nice guy, before then.
  • Yandere: Father-Daughter love in this case, but it's still a creepy obsession that involves killing the competition (in this case, Coulson, the Parental Substitute).
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He coldly washes his hands of Raina after her and Skye's transformation, telling her to kill herself if she really can't live with what she's become.

    Karla Faye Gideon 

Karla Faye Gideon

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Portrayed By: Drea de Matteo

A worker in a chemical company that got razor blades fused to her fingernails to defend against her abusive boyfriend, though she also went on a killing spree. She was put on the Gifted Index by S.H.I.E.L.D. and forced to wear gauntlets to keep her from harming anyone else. She joins Cal's short-lasting team of gifted humans.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: She has several, in the form of her razors.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the comics, Karla Faye Gideon is a regular human, while here, she's a lethal fighter.
  • Adaptational Villainy: She never joins a Legion of Doom in the comics and never kills anyone.
  • Asshole Victim: Her abusive boyfriend was her first victim.
  • Broken Bird: She seems to have suffered under S.H.I.E.L.D's treatment as she's scared when she thinks Cal is with them, and that was before the issue with her abusive boyfriend.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: She quickly gets into Cal's methods.
  • Dark Action Girl: She can hold her own against Bobbi.
  • Dark Chick: Stands out from the rest of Cal's group as the only female member.
  • The Dog Bites Back: She killed her abusive boyfriend after grafting razor blades to her fingers.
  • Domestic Abuse: Suffered it from her boyfriend, which is why she killed him.
  • Femme Fatalons: She has metal blades fused into her fingernails which can easily slash through flesh.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: She initially refuses Cal's offer because she wanted a normal life, though she accepts after thinking it over.
  • Slashed Throat: How she kills; a quick flick of her nails and they're dead.
  • Token Good Teammate: Based on her treatment of Angar, and her hesitation to accept Cal's offer she is the one with the greatest morals in the group.

    David Angar 

David Angar

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Portrayed By: Jeff Daniel Phillips

A man suffering from throat cancer that got his vocal chords irradiated. While the tumors disappeared, he got a voice capable of inducing catatonia with a whisper.
  • Adaptational Wimp: While he's still lethal here, his comic book counterpart is much more powerful, to the point he exists as "solid sound".
  • Beard of Evil: Sports one due to his mouth being kept shut by a muzzle, leaving him unable to shave.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: He's kept silent to keep his powers from affecting anyone in the vicinity. Once he opens his mouth, however, expect people to start dropping.
  • Body Horror: A mild case, but his mouth and throat widen and elongate unnaturally when he bellows.
  • Brown Note: His bellows render anyone that hears them comatose. It seems to have an effective radius of a couple hundred meters, and is implied to remain effective even when transmitted through secondary sources like radio.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: His comic book counterpart's "Angar the Screamer" moniker is never used.
  • The Dragon: He's the deadliest of Cal's team of supervillains.
  • Glass Cannon: He's not physically imposing, but his power is definitely lethal.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Sports nasty scars around his mouth and on his neck due to the muzzle he was forced to wear.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: His screams can render any living thing unconscious in a wide radius.
  • Mouth Stitched Shut: With a muzzle to keep him from using his powers.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He was locked in the underground ward of a psychiatric hospital where S.H.I.E.L.D. kept psychotic superhumans.
  • The Sociopath: The reason why S.H.I.E.L.D. locked him in a facility for the criminally insane.

    Wendell Levi 

Wendell Levi

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Portrayed By: Ric Sarabia

A talented and sociopathic hacker (making him more of a "cracker", to use the correct internet term) and technological whiz.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After it's clear that his side has lost, Wendell begs Coulson not to kill him.
  • Beard of Evil: Of the goatee variety.
  • Canon Foreigner: So far, he has no counterpart in the comics.
  • The Evil Genius: Serves as the tech expert and hacker for Cal's team.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: A glasses-wearing sociopath.
  • Non-Action Guy: He just runs when Cal is suddenly taken out of the picture, and doesn't even try to fight when Coulson corners him.
  • The Sociopath: Coulson describes him as having no regard for the human life.
  • Techno Wizard: A superb hacker who seems to have an intuitive understanding of technology akin to Forge in the comics.

    Francis Noche 

Francis Noche

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Portrayed By: Geo Corvera

A mob enforcer that got enhanced after getting his hands on experimental steroids. These increased his strength but severely reduced his intelligence.
  • Awesome McCool Name: His surname "Noche" means "night" in English.
  • Beard of Evil: A nasty, cropped goatee.
  • The Brute: Acts as the muscle for Cal's short-lived team.
  • Canon Foreigner: So far, he has no counterpart in the comics.
  • Dark Is Evil: His surname means "night".
  • Dumb Muscle: He's a powerful superhuman who manages to give May a good fight. Due to the steroids he used, his mental faculties suffered as a result.
  • Psycho for Hire: Used to work for the mob as hired muscle.
  • The Quiet One: Due to his reduced intelligence, he never speaks.
  • Super Strength: Via experimental steroids that hampered his intelligence.
  • Tears of Fear: Visibly breaks down while getting submitted by May.

Other Allies

    Ace Peterson 

Ace Peterson

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Portrayed By: Ajani Wrighster

Mike Peterson’s son who is a big fan of the Avengers.
  • Cheerful Child: Despite losing his father he seems to have suffered little or no trauma from the experience
  • Children Are Innocent: He is a sweet kid.
  • Disappeared Dad: When Mike went to train as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Now it's because his dad was kidnapped by the Centipede group.
  • Give Him a Normal Life: The main reason why Mike hasn't been to see him.
  • Missing Mom: Mike briefly mentioned that Ace's mother left him and his father after Mike got laid off after getting injured on the job.
  • Satellite Character: For his dad, Mike.

    Hannah Hutchins 

Hannah Hutchins

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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 Heroine: 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.
  • The Atoner: She's trying to make up for her mistakes.
  • Break the Cutie: She thought that God was punishing her by sending demons after her.

    Audrey Nathan 

Audrey Nathan

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Portrayed By: Amy Acker

The former girlfriend of Coulson, otherwise known as the Cellist.
  • Ascended Extra: She was originally intended to be a completely throwaway tidbit about Coulson in The Avengers, but fans were so fascinated by Coulson having a girlfriend that the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. writers gave her two more 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 Girl: Appears to be a very sweet, gentle person.
  • The One That Got Away: For Coulson.
  • Put on a Bus: Given that Amy Acker's role on Person of Interest got promoted to major character during the same season that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted, it was obvious once Audrey's actress was announced that she wouldn't have the time to be a regular on this show. Curiously, the mechanism that invokes the trope is the opposite of the usual: She stays put, while the show's focus centers around Coulson's life on the Bus (Quite literally, given the nickname of Coulson's favorite plane).
  • Rescue Romance: She and Coulson first fell in love after he came with SHIELD to protect her from Daniels the first time.

    Lian May 

Lian May

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Portrayed By: Tsai Chin

Melinda May's mother, a retired secret agent who is still well-connected even after the fall of SHIELD.
  • All There in the Manual: Her first name hasn't been mentioned in the show but has been revealed elsewhere
  • 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.

    Hank Thompson 

    Dr. Andrew Garner 

    Will Daniels 

Will Daniels

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"I have never been able to resist doing something when I'm told the odds are impossible."
Portrayed By: Dillon Casey

A NASA astronaut who was sent through the Kree portal in 2001, who Simmons runs into after she's also sucked in.
  • Action Survivor: The only member of his team able to keep it together in their hellish situation trapped on the alien planet. Surviving on an alien world by himself for fourteen years is certainly an impressive feat.
  • Bus Crash: Died covering Simmons as Fitz brought her back, as revealed in "Maveth".
  • The Eeyore: He makes a pact with Simmons; she'll be "the voice of hope, and he'll be the "voice of doom" to keep both balanced.
  • Fish Out of Temporal Water: With no updates from Earth since 2001, he's naturally amazed at Simmons' Smartphone.
  • Foil: He's the opposite polarity of his romantic rival, Fitz. He's an astronaut Action Hero who can be "science-y" when he needs to be, in contrast to Fitz, who is an engineer Science Hero who can bring on the action when he needs to. Both of them are also willing to sacrifice their relationship with Simmons so she can be happy with the other guy.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: After fourteen years alone, he's naturally gone a little off. He keeps Simmons imprisoned at first just to make sure she's real.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He distracts the thing hunting him and Simmons so she can get back to Earth, including using the bullet he was planning to save for when he truly couldn't go on anymore.
  • My Greatest Failure: He had one job on the mission; keep the other three guys alive. Not only did he fail with all three, he had to kill the last one himself in self-defense.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: When another Lab Rat (Simmons) comes through the portal, he makes sure she stays alive and gets home.
  • Impossible Task: He's drawn to these, which is why he volunteered for the Monolith mission.
  • Never Tell Me the Odds: Someone telling him "this is impossible" only makes him want to do it more.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Was either this or Evil All Along due to the revelation Hydra was responsible for his expedition. Whether he was a genuine astronaut who choose the wrong mission or a loyal Hydra agent is not addressed, though evidence exists for both options. With his death, it is unlikely to be answered.

    William May 

William May

Portrayed By: James Hong

The father of Melinda May.
  • Cool Old Guy: He is kind and loving parent to May.
  • Foreign Cuss Word: It's implied he said a curse word in (unsubtitled) Mandarin when Lance Hunter suddenly appeared out of nowhere in his house.
  • Good Parents: He advised his daughter to follow what she thinks it's best for her, prompting her to rejoin SHIELD.
  • Happily Married: Sadly not. He said he's with May's mom for 20 years, meaning that they've already been divorced by now, which also explain Lian's absence when Melinda visited him. Whether they are Amicable Exes or not, however, is not very clear.
  • Revenge by Proxy: He was injured in a hit and run, and May believes that Ward might've been behind it, hence why May is looking after him.

    Thomas Ward 

Thomas Ward

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"Just because you grow up in a family of abusive monsters doesn’t mean you have to become one."
Portrayed By: Tyler Ritter
Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. {first appears in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 53: "Closure"))

"Thomas was the only one Mother didn't torture, and Dad always let her do it. She loved him so much."
- Christian Ward

The younger brother of Grant and Christian Ward. The only member of the family who's not a horrible monster.
  • Abusive Parents: His dad had "anger issues" and his mom had "dad issues". And they took those issues out on their children. He was claimed to be their favorite and got the least of it, but he's the only family member left who knows how much of that was true.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He hates Grant not only because of his Never My Fault philosophy but because his "protection" of him usually involves brutal killing. He even tells Grant that he's the worst member of the family, even when compared to Christian and their parents.
  • Freudian Excuse: Averted. Despite his horrible childhood he's relatively well-adjusted as an adult compared to Grant, and has seems to have forgiven Christian and his parents for how horrible they were, or he moved on with his life so their abuse didn't define him as a person. Either way he didn't believe Grant had the right to kill them all.
  • Minor Major Character: Thomas was The Ghost for the first two seasons of the series. He serves as a major figure in Grant's backstory and his revelation that Grant did indeed try to kill him when they were younger served as the final Heel–Face Door-Slam for Grant.
  • Nice Guy: Unlike his brothers he's a genuinely nice guy.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Despite how horrible Christian and his parents were, he believes they didn't deserved to be murdered by Grant.
  • That Man Is Dead: He changed his name so Grant would never find him.
  • The Unfavorite: Zig-zagged. While he was his parents' favorite it didn't stop them from abusing him anyway.
  • White Sheep: Despite his abusive history he turned out to be a nice guy.

     Glenn Talbot 

Other Antagonists

    Comandante Camilla Reyes 

    Dr. Franklin Hall 

Dr. Franklin Hall

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"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

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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.
  • Information Wants to Be Free: His excuse for his behavior, despite the fact that he's selling said information, making it anything but free.
  • 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.

    Christian Ward 

    Sebastian Derik 

    Rosalind Price 

    Luther Banks 

    The Watchdogs 

The Watchdogs

An anti-alien and anti-government hate group that has recently gone into action. They are now led by former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Felix Blake.
  • Faceless Mooks: They cover their faces in masked helmets that resemble a mixture of skull and attack dog.
  • Right Wing Militia Fanatic: Their anti-government rethoric, their anti-gifted people speech (just replace "gifted" or "alien" with "immigrant") and their all-white male membership, as well as their military arsenal, are quite evocative of white nationalist and far right militia groups.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Unbeknowst to them, they are being fed intel and weaponry by HYDRA itself and used to promote their goals.
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: They see themselves as fighting to protect the people of the United States from oppressive governments and dangerous aliens. They're called domestic terrorists because they implode buildings and kill civilians.

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