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** Also, James considers calling himself Inferno upon gaining his fire powers. In the comics, this codename belongs to Dante Pertuz, another Inhuman fire user.


--> Hive (as Will): ''It's time to let me go.''

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--> Hive (as Will): ''It's -->'''Hive:''' ''(as Will)'' It's time to let me go.''

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--> Hive (as Will): ''It's time to let me go.''


* DudeNotFunny: Coulson complains about his injured leg hurting, right after using his nifty cybernetic hand to stop an explosion. May suggests that maybe he should get a cybernetic leg as well, and he's not amused.



* TooSoon[[invoked]]: Coulson complains about his injured leg hurting, right after using his nifty cybernetic hand to stop an explosion. May suggests that maybe he should get a cybernetic leg as well, and he's not amused.


** In a twisted combination with KickTheDog, Hive emulates Will to get close to Simmons.

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** In a twisted combination with KickTheDog, Hive emulates Will to get close to Simmons. However, it's made clear he's not actually trying to hurt her, and trying to help her in his own way by giving her closure for Will's death. It actually works, and she is able to move on from Will and upgrade her relationship with Fitz.


* DutchAngle: There's a dramatic one as Daisy walks away from Fitz (presumably from his perspective, lying on the floor).



* TooSoon: Coulson complains about his injured leg hurting, right after using his nifty cybernetic hand to stop an explosion. May suggests that maybe he should get a cybernetic leg as well, and he's not amused.

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* TooSoon: TooSoon[[invoked]]: Coulson complains about his injured leg hurting, right after using his nifty cybernetic hand to stop an explosion. May suggests that maybe he should get a cybernetic leg as well, and he's not amused.

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* TooSoon: Coulson complains about his injured leg hurting, right after using his nifty cybernetic hand to stop an explosion. May suggests that maybe he should get a cybernetic leg as well, and he's not amused.


** Planing to turn all humans into Inhumans? ''Film/XMen1'', is that you?

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** Planing Planning to turn all humans into Inhumans? ''Film/XMen1'', is that you?

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: A minor one - when explaining Dr. Radcliffe's transhumanism to Coulson, Fitz offhandedly mentions [[spoiler: "digital immortality," which winds up actually somewhat possible in the Framework arc of the next season.]]


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* PowerIncontinence: James has a bit of trouble not blowing things up accidentally until Hive sways him. Understandable, since he's literally just gone through Terrigenesis.





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** One of James's rejected monikers is "[[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS1E5GirlInTheFlowerDress Scorch]]." He's no Chan Ho Yin, though.
** As in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier,'' male and female S.H.I.E.L.D. agents' investigations lead them to a building which turns out to be a trap which collapses the building on top of them. They survive by hiding in a cavity in the floor whilst the male agent uses a super-strong shield to protect them from falling debris. Knowing [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee Coulson]], it's tempting to think it was deliberate on Coulson's part.



* ContinuityNod: Try listening to Anon and not thinking of Dottie from ''Series/AgentCarter''.

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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
** One of James's rejected monikers is "[[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS1E5GirlInTheFlowerDress Scorch]]." He's no Chan Ho Yin, though.
** As in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', male and female S.H.I.E.L.D. agents' investigations lead them to a building which turns out to be a trap which collapses the building on top of them. They survive by hiding in a cavity in the floor whilst the male agent uses a super-strong shield to protect them from falling debris. Knowing [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee Coulson]], it's tempting to think it was deliberate on his part.
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Try listening to Anon and not thinking of Dottie from ''Series/AgentCarter''.



* DeflectorShields: Coulson has an energy shield built into his prosthetic arm that he uses to protect himself and May from an explosion.
-->'''Coulson:''' I thought it would be cool for the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. to have a shield, and Fitz agreed, so...



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Thanks to Malick's intel, the ATCU is able to simultaneously and offscreen destroy all of HYDRA's facilities in a matter of seconds. Coulson lampshades how anti-climatic and random it is by comparing it to a sideshow he watches on his monitor in between something more important.

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Thanks to Malick's intel, the ATCU is able to simultaneously and offscreen destroy all of HYDRA's facilities in a matter of seconds. Coulson lampshades how anti-climatic and random it is by comparing it to a sideshow he watches on his monitor in between in-between something more important.



* EvilPlan: Hive's plan is finally revealed. He wants to turn everyone on the planet into an Inhuman and rule over a new world.



* EvilPlan: Hive's plan is finally revealed. He wants to turn everyone on the planet into an Inhuman and rule over a new world.



** Variant. One of the side effects of the way Hive's brainwashing works means that its enslaved Inhumans will be immune to ICER rounds. This makes taking them in alive much more complicated. As Simmons puts it, "not only do they ''feel'' like they're bullet proof, they actually are".
** Hive is shot point blank three times, and it affects him about as much as a light punch to the gut.

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** Variant. One of the side effects of the way Hive's brainwashing works means that its enslaved Inhumans will be immune to ICER rounds. This makes taking them in alive much more complicated. As Simmons puts it, "not "Not only do they ''feel'' like they're bullet proof, they actually are".
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** Hive is shot point blank point-blank three times, and it affects him about as much as a light punch to the gut.



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Hive channels Will--or pretends to, to mess with Simmons's head--to tell her that he's happy for her and that she needs to move on so she can be happy. Simmons is having none of it, though she's visibly affected.

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Hive channels Will--or Will -- or pretends to, to mess with Simmons's head--to head -- to tell her that he's happy for her and that she needs to move on so she can be happy. Simmons is having none of it, though she's visibly affected.



* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Coulson has an energy shield built into his prosthetic arm that he uses to protect himself and May from an explosion.
-->'''Coulson:''' I thought it would be cool for the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. to have a shield, and Fitz agreed, so...



* {{Mondegreen}}: Viewers could be forgiven for thinking that Hive has bought a "hotel" when he says he has bought a "whole town."



** James, when going through possible codenames, says that "[[Music/TheProdigy Firestarter]]" feels a little [[Main/TheNineties 90s]].

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** James, when going through possible codenames, says that "[[Music/TheProdigy Firestarter]]" feels a little [[Main/TheNineties [[TheNineties 90s]].



* TitleDrop: It comes from Fitz trying to explain his feelings about his relationship with Simmons. Like [[TheSingularity the technological Singularity]], their RelationshipUpgrade is a point after which he can no longer predict what will happen. After Simmons clarifies that Fitz is comparing them sleeping together to crossing the event horizon, she [[GeekyTurnOn admits it's quite lovely]]...and a little terrifying.
* {{Transhuman}}: Fitz and Simmons go undercover at a club where the patrons dabble in transhumanism. Most there have artificial parts of some sort. Dr Radcliffe's assistant is indicated to be extensively modified, having built-in communication and EMP equipment accessed through a touchscreen interface on her arm. Radcliffe himself has a hybrid avian eye.

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* TitleDrop: It comes from Fitz trying to explain his feelings about his relationship with Simmons. Like [[TheSingularity the technological Singularity]], their RelationshipUpgrade is a point after which he can no longer predict what will happen. After Simmons clarifies that Fitz is comparing them sleeping together to crossing the event horizon, she [[GeekyTurnOn admits it's quite lovely]]... and a little terrifying.
* {{Transhuman}}: Fitz and Simmons go undercover at a club where the patrons dabble in transhumanism. Most there have artificial parts of some sort. Dr Dr. Radcliffe's assistant is indicated to be extensively modified, having built-in communication and EMP equipment accessed through a touchscreen interface on her arm. Radcliffe himself has a hybrid avian eye.


** After Simmons tells Mack that she shot Hive, she recalls that she always said that she'd shoot Ward.



* ShipperOnDeck: Despite spending most of last season as the lone member of Team Coulson against [=FitzSimmons=] getting together, Mack is now not only okay learning that they're together, he's actually happy about it.



* TitleDrop: It comes from Fitz trying to explain his feelings about his relationship with Simmons. Like [[TheSingularity the technological Singularity]], their RelationshipUpgrade is a point after which he can no longer predict what will happen. After Simmons clarifies that Fitz is comparing them sleeping together to crossing the event horizon, she [[GeekyTurnOn finds it's quite lovely]]...and a little terrifying.

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* TitleDrop: It comes from Fitz trying to explain his feelings about his relationship with Simmons. Like [[TheSingularity the technological Singularity]], their RelationshipUpgrade is a point after which he can no longer predict what will happen. After Simmons clarifies that Fitz is comparing them sleeping together to crossing the event horizon, she [[GeekyTurnOn finds admits it's quite lovely]]...and a little terrifying.



* YouAreTooLate: S.H.I.E.L.D. is constantly one step behind here. They try to reach Alisha before Hive but she's already been taken and has left her clones waiting in ambush, Daisy's powers alert them to her targeting James but she's already left with the Kree artifact, and they try to find a geneticist that can cure Daisy but she shows up to kidnap him before they can seal the deal.

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* YouAreTooLate: S.H.I.E.L.D. is constantly one step behind here. They try to reach Alisha before Hive but she's already been taken and has left her clones waiting in ambush, Daisy's powers alert them to her targeting James but she's already left with the Kree artifact, and they try to find a geneticist that can cure Daisy but she shows up to kidnap him before they can seal the deal. Lampshaded by May when they arrive at James' trailer and tells Coulson "We're chasing our own tail".


* PsychicStrangle: Daisy uses her powers to strangle Fitz while delivering her warning.



* RelationshipUpgrade: After two and a half seasons as PlatonicLifePartners, Fitz and Simmons go to bed together for the first time.

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* RelationshipUpgrade: After two and a half nearly three seasons as PlatonicLifePartners, Fitz and Simmons go to bed together for the first time.


* TheBusCameBack: Alisha returns after Lash killed one of her doubles in [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS3E4DevilsYouKnow "Devils You Know"]], having been in protective housing since then to give her time to recover.



* TitleDrop: It comes from Fitz trying to explain his feelings about his relationship with Simmons. Like [[TheSingularity the technological Singularity]], their RelationshipUpgrade is a point after which he can no longer predict what will happen.

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* TitleDrop: It comes from Fitz trying to explain his feelings about his relationship with Simmons. Like [[TheSingularity the technological Singularity]], their RelationshipUpgrade is a point after which he can no longer predict what will happen. After Simmons clarifies that Fitz is comparing them sleeping together to crossing the event horizon, she [[GeekyTurnOn finds it's quite lovely]]...and a little terrifying.


** As in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier,'' male and female S.H.I.E.L.D. agents' investigations lead them to a building which turns out to be a trap which collapses the building on top of them. They survive by hiding in a cavity in the floor whilst the male agent uses a super-strong shield to protect them from falling debris.

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** As in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier,'' male and female S.H.I.E.L.D. agents' investigations lead them to a building which turns out to be a trap which collapses the building on top of them. They survive by hiding in a cavity in the floor whilst the male agent uses a super-strong shield to protect them from falling debris. Knowing [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee Coulson]], it's tempting to think it was deliberate on Coulson's part.


* ForScience: Dr. Radcliffe's main motivation is the progression of the Transhuman cause. Appealing to this is how Fitz and Simmons plan to get close to him and he doesn't seem to afraid or averse to Hive once he lays out his plans.

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* ForScience: Dr. Radcliffe's main motivation is the progression of the Transhuman cause. Appealing to this is how Fitz and Simmons plan to get close to him and he doesn't seem to afraid of or averse to Hive once he lays out his plans.

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