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!!!'''Portrayed By:''' Ray Wise

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!!!'''Portrayed By:''' Ray WiseCreator/RayWise


* NonIndicativeName: As of "Life of the Party" [[spoiler:the Council no longer has 9 members, as 5 of them are killed by Whitney Frost]].

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* NonIndicativeName: As of "Life of the Party" [[spoiler:the the Council no longer has 9 members, as 5 of them are killed by Whitney Frost]].Frost.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For HYDRA, given that they are a secret conspiracy of powerful figures who manipulate world events and plot [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]], similar to how HYDRA was revealed to have operated in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. [[spoiler: Their emblem is also extremely similar to the ancient HYDRA symbol revealed in season 3 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'']]; however, despite this, WordOfGod says the Council of Nine is not connected to HYDRA.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For HYDRA, given that they are a secret conspiracy of powerful figures who manipulate world events and plot [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]], similar to how HYDRA was revealed to have operated in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. [[spoiler: Their emblem is also extremely similar to the ancient HYDRA symbol revealed in season 3 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'']]; ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''; however, despite this, WordOfGod says the Council of Nine is not connected to HYDRA.



* AdaptationalIntelligence: Is one of the greatest scientists in the MCU, whereas her comic-counterpart is a crazed stalker with no real scientific accomplishments to speak of. [[spoiler:By the end of the season, however, her mind is shattered.]]

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* AdaptationalIntelligence: Is one of the greatest scientists in the MCU, whereas her comic-counterpart is a crazed stalker with no real scientific accomplishments to speak of. [[spoiler:By By the end of the season, however, her mind is shattered.]]



* BigBadEnsemble: Whitney is one of the main antagonists of Season 2 along with fellow BigBad Vernon Masters. They're connected via Calvin Chadwick, but they both have their own agendas and methods. [[spoiler:Becomes the sole BigBad after she takes over the Council, making Vernon Masters subservient to her.]]
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:Being infected with Zero Matter first simply causes a small mark on her forehead, which alone is enough to terrify her. Then it turns out it can liquefy people and suck them into her body, causing the mark to grow.]]
* BrokenAce: [[spoiler: Her mind is left in ruins from the influence of Zero Matter after it is removed from her body. Manfredi has her taken to a mental asylum where she hallucinates being a starlet again with her husband that she killed.]]

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* BigBadEnsemble: Whitney is one of the main antagonists of Season 2 along with fellow BigBad Vernon Masters. They're connected via Calvin Chadwick, but they both have their own agendas and methods. [[spoiler:Becomes Becomes the sole BigBad after she takes over the Council, making Vernon Masters subservient to her.]]
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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:Being Being infected with Zero Matter first simply causes a small mark on her forehead, which alone is enough to terrify her. Then it turns out it can liquefy people and suck them into her body, causing the mark to grow.]]
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* BrokenAce: [[spoiler: Her mind is left in ruins from the influence of Zero Matter after it is removed from her body. Manfredi has her taken to a mental asylum where she hallucinates being a starlet again with her husband that she killed.]]



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Despite Chadwick's cheating on her, his ignorance of her intellect, and reluctance to follow her schemes, Whitney genuinely loves him. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop her from killing him, though, when realizing he betrayed her to the Council.]]

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Despite Chadwick's cheating on her, his ignorance of her intellect, and reluctance to follow her schemes, Whitney genuinely loves him. [[spoiler:Doesn't Doesn't stop her from killing him, though, when realizing he betrayed her to the Council.]]



* GodzillaThreshold: Whitney is so dangerous and powerful (and has spies/allies within the SSR) that Peggy resorts to [[spoiler: springing ''Dottie Underwood'' from federal lock-up]] in order to bring her to justice.

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* GodzillaThreshold: Whitney is so dangerous and powerful (and has spies/allies within the SSR) that Peggy resorts to [[spoiler: springing ''Dottie Underwood'' from federal lock-up]] lock-up in order to bring her to justice.



* ItsAllAboutMe: To a psychotic degree. [[spoiler:When the Dark Matter explosion in New Mexico appears to be taking Jason instead of her, she absolutely loses it.]]
* KlingonPromotion: [[spoiler:With the aid of her powers, Whitney takes over the Council of Nine, killing half of its members and bullying the other half into becoming her pawns.]]

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* ItsAllAboutMe: To a psychotic degree. [[spoiler:When When the Dark Matter explosion in New Mexico appears to be taking Jason instead of her, she absolutely loses it.]]
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* KlingonPromotion: [[spoiler:With With the aid of her powers, Whitney takes over the Council of Nine, killing half of its members and bullying the other half into becoming her pawns.]]



* WhiteDwarfStarlet: She can feel herself starting to slip in this direction and it clearly terrifies her. [[spoiler: The moment she throws herself into the pursuit of developing Zero Matter openly and taking over the Council of Nine, she nonchalantly says she's moved on from it.]]

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* WhiteDwarfStarlet: She can feel herself starting to slip in this direction and it clearly terrifies her. [[spoiler: The moment she throws herself into the pursuit of developing Zero Matter openly and taking over the Council of Nine, she nonchalantly says she's moved on from it.]]



* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:After realizing her husband told the Council to capture her, she kills him and half the Council.]]

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* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:After After realizing her husband told the Council to capture her, she kills him and half the Council.]]



* DirtyOldMan: Hugh tries flirting with Peggy, a woman a few decades his junior. In addition, it's implied that workplace liasons are so frequent with him that Jones finds nothing unusual about waking up on the floor of his office with his pants unbuckled ([[spoiler:really because Peggy wiped his memory of searching him for a key.]])

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* DirtyOldMan: Hugh tries flirting with Peggy, a woman a few decades his junior. In addition, it's implied that workplace liasons are so frequent with him that Jones finds nothing unusual about waking up on the floor of his office with his pants unbuckled ([[spoiler:really (really because Peggy wiped his memory of searching him for a key.]]))



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:When raiding his office for the key to a Roxxon vault, Peggy (while disguised) distracts him by zapping him with a device that wipes out the past two minutes of memory. She has to use it on him six times because he keeps remembering who she really is.]]
* PragmaticVillainy: Despite his sexism, he wastes no time proclaiming his loyalty to [[spoiler:Whitney when she demonstrates her powers and takes over the council.]]

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:When When raiding his office for the key to a Roxxon vault, Peggy (while disguised) distracts him by zapping him with a device that wipes out the past two minutes of memory. She has to use it on him six times because he keeps remembering who she really is.]]
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* PragmaticVillainy: Despite his sexism, he wastes no time proclaiming his loyalty to [[spoiler:Whitney Whitney when she demonstrates her powers and takes over the council.]]



* SycophanticServant: After [[spoiler:Whitney takes over the Council he wastes no time in becoming this to save his ass.]]

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* SycophanticServant: After [[spoiler:Whitney Whitney takes over the Council he wastes no time in becoming this to save his ass.]]



* AssholeVictim: Nobody feels sorry for him when [[spoiler:Jack lets Whitney subject him to a protracted end]].

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* AssholeVictim: Nobody feels sorry for him when [[spoiler:Jack Jack lets Whitney subject him to a protracted end]].end.



* TheDragon: He acts as the main political enforcer of the Council of Nine within the U.S. intelligence and security organizations.[[spoiler: After Whitney takes over the Council he becomes one of her CoDragons along with Joseph Manfredi.]]
** He quickly seizes the chance to become TheStarscream [[spoiler:towards Whitney in order to liberate the Council from her.]]

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* TheDragon: He acts as the main political enforcer of the Council of Nine within the U.S. intelligence and security organizations.[[spoiler: After Whitney takes over the Council Council, he becomes one of her CoDragons along with Joseph Manfredi.]]
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** He quickly seizes the chance to become TheStarscream [[spoiler:towards towards Whitney in order to liberate the Council from her.]]



* MoleInCharge: His position in the Department of War allows him to further the agenda of [[spoiler:the Council]].
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: He's caught in Wilkes' Zero Matter explosion. Possibly justified as we've seen Zero Matter kill people ''without'' leaving behind a body.]]

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* MoleInCharge: His position in the Department of War allows him to further the agenda of [[spoiler:the Council]].
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* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: He's caught in Wilkes' Zero Matter explosion. Possibly justified as we've seen Zero Matter kill people ''without'' leaving behind a body.]]



* TortureTechnician: He used intense torture techniques to [[KickTheSonOfABitch get information out of a Nazi within 24 hours]]. He later applies his knowledge on [[spoiler:Dottie Underwood.]]

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* TortureTechnician: He used intense torture techniques to [[KickTheSonOfABitch get information out of a Nazi within 24 hours]]. He later applies his knowledge on [[spoiler:Dottie Dottie Underwood.]]



* INeedAFreakingDrink: [[spoiler:Rufus is in dire need of a stiff drink after a day of pain and humiliation at Peggy's hands.]]
* MuggingTheMonster: [[spoiler:He attempts to blackmail the Chadwicks with his knowledge of their extra-curricular activities in exchange for protection from the rest of the Council; unfortunately for him, Whitney's recent mutation means that she can easily dispatch him.]]

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: [[spoiler:Rufus Rufus is in dire need of a stiff drink after a day of pain and humiliation at Peggy's hands.]]
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* MuggingTheMonster: [[spoiler:He He attempts to blackmail the Chadwicks with his knowledge of their extra-curricular activities in exchange for protection from the rest of the Council; unfortunately for him, Whitney's recent mutation means that she can easily dispatch him.]]



* UnderestimatingBadassery: Being as tough as he is, he tends to forget that other people can meet what he throws, much less overpower him. Carter and [[spoiler: Whitney Frost]] disabuse him of this idea.

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: Being as tough as he is, he tends to forget that other people can meet what he throws, much less overpower him. Carter and [[spoiler: Whitney Frost]] Frost disabuse him of this idea.


* {{Expy}}: WordOfGod is that she's inspired by Creator/HedyLamarr, in that she is both a gorgeous actress and a brilliant inventor. Interestingly enough, "Smoke & Mirrors" reveals Hedy Lamarr herself still exists in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.

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* {{Expy}}: WordOfGod is that she's She's inspired by Creator/HedyLamarr, in that she is both a gorgeous actress and a brilliant inventor. Interestingly enough, "Smoke & Mirrors" reveals that Hedy Lamarr herself still exists in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.

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*DragonInChief: He's more formidable, ruthless and dangerous than his bosses.


* AdaptationNameChange: WordOfGod states they are the MCU version of the Secret Empire. In the comics, the Council members are members of a Secret Empire faction known as the Elite.

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* AdaptationNameChange: WordOfGod states they are the MCU version of the Secret Empire. In the comics, the Council members are members of the Elite, a secret society involved with the Secret Empire faction known as the Elite.Empire .



*TheConspiracy: They are a cabal of businessmen manipulating events to achieve further riches and power for themselves, with influence over industry, economy, politics and media.



Hollywood starlet and wife of senate hopeful Calvin Chadwick, Whitney Frost is more than just a pretty face, she's also one of the smartest scientists in the world. But as a woman in 1947, she hides behind a mask that holds her back from doing what she was born to achieve.

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Hollywood starlet and wife of senate industrialist and Senate hopeful Calvin Chadwick, Whitney Frost is more than just a pretty face, she's also one of the smartest scientists in the world. But as a woman in 1947, she hides behind a mask that holds her back from doing what she was born to achieve.



** ''"The Woman with the Golden Mask"'' is a reference to her signature mask in the comics.

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** ''"The Woman with the Golden Mask"'' is a reference to her signature mask and alias in the comics.


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*AdaptationalAttractiveness: Inverted. His comic books counterpart is younger, with a head full of dark, long hair instead of the balding, aging man in the MCU.


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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: While the comics' Frost was a beautiful woman who was disguised and forced to wear a mask. Here, no such thing happened.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: While the comics' Frost was a beautiful woman who was disguised and forced to wear a mask.mask after being disfigured in a plane crash. Here, no such thing happened.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: While the comics' Frost was a beautiful woman who was disguised and forced to wear a mask. Here, no such thing happened.


!!!'''Species:''' Enhanced Human

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!!!'''Species:''' Enhanced Humanhuman


* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: As Howard Stark points, all the members of the Arena Club have to be "male and pale", which is, of course, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance normal for the time period]]. Women are not even allowed inside the club and those men with even whiff of non-anglosaxon ethnicity are not allowed to become members.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: As Howard Stark points, all the members of the Arena Club have to be "male and pale", which is, of course, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance normal for the time period]]. Women are not even allowed inside the club and those men with even whiff of non-anglosaxon ethnicity are not allowed to become members.members.
* {{Straw Misogynist}}s: They even denied entry to ''UsefulNotes/EleanorRoosevelt'', of all people.


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* ShoutOut: A glamorous Hollywoodian star and a scientific genius rolled into one? Sounds a lot like Creator/HedyLamarr, minus the evilness.

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* ShoutOut: A glamorous Hollywoodian star and a scientific genius rolled into one? Sounds a lot like Creator/HedyLamarr, minus just add the evilness.


* ShoutOut: A Hollywood star and a scientific genius? Sounds a lot like Creator/HedyLamarr, minus the evilness.

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* ShoutOut: A Hollywood glamorous Hollywoodian star and a scientific genius? genius rolled into one? Sounds a lot like Creator/HedyLamarr, minus the evilness.

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* ShoutOut: A Hollywood star and a scientific genius? Sounds a lot like Creator/HedyLamarr, minus the evilness.

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