Secret Warriors is a comic book series starring Nick Fury, Agent of Nothing. The premise: Take the world's longest-operating clandestine agent with a legendary career in the world's police agency. Turn his world completely upside down. Add superpowered teenagers and shake well.The starting premise (that HYDRA had control of SHIELD) has yet to be reconciled with Hickman's other book SHIELD (although references to "the Spear" in both suggest that a reconciliation is coming). The most recent revelation on this front is that, between Leonardo's Brotherhood of the Shield and Fury's SHIELD, Leonardo ran an organization that included Strucker and Fury, and this group led to Fury letting Strucker believe HYDRA controlled SHIELD. More may be revealed if SHIELD escapes its Schedule Slip.Secret Warriors (2009-2011) ran for 28 issues, originally co written by Brian Michael Bendis and Jonathan Hickman, Hickman would eventually take over as sole writer at the beginning of the second arc of the series in issue 7 and continue as such until the book's finale.
All There in the Manual: the first issue has parts of the Fury Files, which includes: a map of bases that only Nick knows about, a list of potential recruits, a partial power structure of HYDRA, and diary entries from Yo-yo
Artifact of Doom: the box that is first extorted from the Silver Samurai, then handed over to Leviathan. It's nature and role in Leviathan's plans have not been explained.
Becoming the Mask: A villainous example is found in the Kraken. The dying pal of Strucker you see in flashbacks? Killed in his hospital bed.Turns out Madame Hydra isn't the only Legacy Character among the villains
Berserk Button: Yo-yo for Jerry. Hurt her and he will absolutely ruin your day.
Black and Gray Morality: Fury's attitude prior to the Howling Commandos mission to the Dock, which would put former comrades in the line of fire.
Bizarro Episode: In the Secret Warriors Siege crossover Alex/Phobos blames the President for his father's (Ares) murder by The Sentry and proceeds to Washignton to kill him. Although the President is unharmed Phobos, a child for whom Nick Fury is responsible, kills numerous Secret Service agents. No one ever mentions this again and there don't seem to be any consequences.
Cloud Cuckoo Lander: A mild case in Druid. For example; after Yo-Yo has her arms cut off, Druid is more worried about Yo-Yo's body image then her emotional trauma, he didn't understand why Daisy was angry with him after crashing their plane, etc, etc. A small quirk.
Dead Person Impersonation: The Kraken is apparently this, explaining how he could be dying six years prior and be around at the present. The flashback that explains this also shows that the helmet extrudes an armor.
Dishing Out Dirt: Daisy Johnson, field commander of the team, can cause earthquakes.
Double Agent: Contessa Fontaine has been Fury's old flame, Madame Hydra, and a leader of Leviathan AND HOW!
Likewise J.T. although he seems to regret it and wants Strucker to spare Daisy
Legacy Character: All the caterpillars are the children of villains or former villains. Daisy is the daughter Dr Hyde, Yo-Yo is the daughter of the Griffen, Stonewall is the son of Absorbing Man, Phobos is the son of Ares, Druid is the son of Dr Druid. The ones that aren't related directly are connected to other characters, J.T to GhostRider, Eden Fesi to the mutant Gateway.