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Batroc's Brigade

    Georges Batroc 

Georges Batroc

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"Je croyais que tu étais plus qu'un bouclier."Translation 

Species: Human

Citizenship: French-Algerian

Portrayed By: Georges St-Pierre

Appearances: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

"Ex-DGSE, Action Division. He’s at the top of Interpol’s “red notice”. Before the French demobilized him, he had thirty-six kill missions."
Brock Rumlow

An Algerian pirate who was a former French Intelligence agent before going rogue. His crew hijacks a S.H.I.E.L.D ship, the Lemurian Star, and thus become targets of STRIKE and Captain America.


  • Adaptational Badass: Batroc's considered something of a joke in the comics, although occasionally he proves to be a Not-So-Harmless Villain. Here he's able to put up a fair fight against a superhuman.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Batroc in the comics is essentially a thief at best, and he has a strong code of honor that includes not harming innocent people. Here, he's a pirate leader fully willing to kill hostages and raid boats. On the other hand, his mysterious employer is actually Nick Fury (though he never knows this) and the ship he raided is full of HYDRA moles, including those hostages.
  • Beard of Evil: Batroc sports a goatee and mustache, though it's nowhere near as pronounced as his comic book Dastardly Whiplash mustache.
  • Badass Normal: He's the first non-enhanced human in the series to be able to put up a decent fight against Captain America in hand-to-hand combat, and later manages to make an escape from Cap and Natasha make his way off the Lemurian Star despite being in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
  • Blood Knight: After he lost his ship and his crew, he went back just to fight Captain America.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Referred to by his real name rather than his alias from the comic "Batroc the Leaper".
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Every fight with the guards on the ship was a Curb-Stomp Battle by Cap. Only when he gets to the last guy, their leader Batroc, does he find himself a challenge.
  • Elites Are More Glamorous: Batroc was ex-DGSE, with over 36 kill missions, before his commanding officers axed his career. He's also been issued a Red Notice by Interpol.note 
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Unlike his comic book counterpart, he doesn't wear a helmet and even goads Steve Rogers into removing his own.
  • I Know Karate: He practices savate, a French martial arts with lots of jumping kicks. In the comics this is where he gets his full name "Batroc the Leaper". In the film, however, his style resembles more Capoeira.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: Well, not exactly gentlemen, but he does belittle Cap for using a helmet and a defensive weapon, prompting him to put them aside and even the playing field.
    Batroc: <... I thought you were more than just a shield.>
    Steve: <Let's find out.>
  • Lightning Bruiser: Fast and strong enough to pose a challenge to Captain America.
  • Mistaken Nationality: Some characters assume he's French, but he's actually Algerian.
  • Misplaced Accent: Despite being Algerian, he sports Georges St-Pierre's native Quebecois accent. To put this in perspective, this is as out of place as, say, an English-speaking Egyptian with an American accent would be.
  • Race Lift: Just plain French in the comics, Algerian in the movie. He's still said to be a veteran of French Intelligence, and portrayed by an actor who doesn't look remotely North African (which could be explained by his being from a French colonial family) and doesn't sound like a French-speaking Algerian.
  • Ruthless Modern Pirates: Batroc is more interested in getting his ransom from S.H.I.E.L.D., but his crew is openly vicious and ready to kill any hostages.
  • Starter Villain: Serves as the main antagonist during the opening mission of The Winter Soldier, before the film's main crisis begins.
  • Tempting Fate: He demands that Captain America put his shield away so that the fight is fairer. Cap does... and then starts fighting even better than beforehand.
  • Unwitting Pawn: He was hired by Fury himself in a move to get the USB MacGuffin off the boat under cover of rescuing the team.
  • Worthy Opponent: Captain America sees him as one, even going so far as to not use his shield while fighting him to put them on more even ground.

    Ferdinand Lopez 

Ferdinand Lopez

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Species: Human

Citizenship: French

Portrayed By: Adetokumboh M'Cormack

Appearances: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

A pirate and mercenary in Batroc's team


  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: He's credited as Ferdinand Lopez and there's no mention or reference to his codename "Machete" from the comics.
  • Number Two: He's seen at Batroc's side and conveying messages to other subordinates, indicating his place within the team.
  • Race Lift: In the comics, Ferdinand Lopez is a Latin American from San Diablo. In the MCU he's French and of African descent.
  • Ruthless Modern Pirates: He's a member of a group of modern pirates that kidnap ships and extort money in exchange of the lives of the crewmembers.

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Killmonger's Gang

    Erik Stevens / Killmonger 
See the Erik Killmonger page

    Ulysses Klaue 
See the Other Supervillains page

    Linda 

Linda

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Nabiyah Be

Appearances: Black Panther

A criminal associate of Ulysses Klaue and Erik Killmonger, while also being the latter's lover.


  • All There in the Manual: Her name is only shown in the credits.
  • Asshole Victim: Winds up being killed by Erik in a case of Shoot the Hostage. But given that she's a criminal who willingly took part in all of his plans beforehand, including poisoning the museum historian, it's hard to feel sorry for her.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She seems to genuinely love Erik. Sadly, Erik considers her expendable.
  • Outlaw Couple: With Erik. Klaue even compares them to Bonnie and Clyde.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Getting shot by her own boyfriend gives the audience an early view of just how monstrous Killmonger can be.
  • Shoot the Hostage: When Klaue takes her hostage, Erik resolves the situation by simply killing her.
  • No Name Given/Sudden Name Change: Nabiyah Be originally claimed that she was cast as Tilda Johnson, better known as villainous Nightshade from the comics —the one who was responsible for briefly turning Captain America into a werewolf— but this later ended up not being the case when another actress was cast to play that character in the second season of Luke Cage. Perhaps because of it, Linda is never actually identified in the film itself.

    Limbani 

Limbani

Species: Human

Portrayed By: David S. Lee

Appearances: Black Panther

A criminal associate of Ulysses Klaue and Erik Kilmonger.


  • Beard of Evil: A bearded mercenary and murderer.
  • Hired Guns: He's a mercenary and, like Klaue, is motivated by money.
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The Watchdogs

    In General 

The Watchdogs

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Species: Human

Portrayed By:note  Justin Morck (Watchdog Alpha), Jonathan Camp (Oscar), D. Elliott Woods (Victor), Trenton Rostedt (Dallas Wyatt), Dale Pavinski (Briggs), Trevor Torseth (Pete Boggs), Jean Paul San Pedro (Jackson)

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (first appear in Episode 58: "Watchdogs")

"We are the Watchdogs. You will obey."
Watchdog Alpha

An anti-alien and anti-government hate group that has came into formation months after Terrigen went widespread with plans to eliminate Inhumans and their supporters.


  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: They seem to recruit anyone who has anti-Inhuman agendas, regardless if they're Caucasian, Asians or Africans.
  • Expy: This interpretation of the Watchdogs is essentially the MCU equivalent of the Friends of Humanity and other similar groups, albeit focused on Inhumans rather than Mutants.
  • Faceless Mooks: They cover their faces in masked helmets that resemble a mixture of skull and attack dog.
  • Fantastic Racism: They express a genocidal hatred toward Inhumans.
  • Former Regime Personnel: Some of its members are former KGB and SVR agents.
  • The Remnant: Some of its members are former HYDRA agents.
  • Right-Wing Militia Fanatic: Their anti-government rethoric, their anti-gifted people speech (just replace "gifted" or "alien" with "immigrant") and their predominantly white male membership, as well as their military arsenal, are quite evocative of white nationalist and far right militia groups. Season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. reveals that the Watchdogs are affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood, thus promoting them to A Nazi by Any Other Name.
  • Took a Level in Badass: They went from a domestic terrorist group in the third season to a global threat in the fourth season thanks to some high-end financial backup.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Unbeknowst to them, they are being fed intel and weaponry by HYDRA itself and used to promote their goals.
  • With Us or Against Us: They'll gladly kill any Inhuman sympathizers.
    Watchdog: Whose side are you on?
    Coulson: Not yours.
  • 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.

    The Superior 

Anton Ivanov / The Superior

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"Man is the superior machine. And I am the superior man."

Species: Human / Life Model Decoy

Portrayed By: Zach McGowan

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (first appears in Episode 78: "Hot Potato Soup")

"I'm told you refuse to talk and that you welcome pain. I, too, love pain. And I love to make others feel it... using the old ways."

A Russian industrialist and the leader of the Watchdogs. He hates the Inhumans for not "earning" their power.


  • Adaptation Species Change: His comic counterpart is a Life Model Decoy. Here, he's a human... Who gets turned into an LMD.
  • Adaptational Villainy: His comic books counterpart fought alongside War Machine and the Winter Guard against the Skrulls during Secret Invasion. In the MCU, he's the leader of a terrorist organization.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He is actually quite skilled in combat, especially with his knives. Even Aida seems wary of him. However, against a super-powered Daisy he loses as quick as you'd expect him to.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He likes to think of himself as the Big Bad and carries himself like one, seeming to form a Big Bad Duumvirate with Radcliffe, but it becomes pretty clear that he's in over his head once his Insane Troll Logic conspiracy theory comes out. Once he launches his grand plan into action, he is very badly outplayed by both S.H.I.E.L.D. and Radcliffe. After remote controlling his LMD body's and overcoming his restrictions he ditches the Wannabe part and forms a full-on Big Bad Duumvirate with Aida. However after the events of Season 4, he's found by General Hale and forced to be her dragon.
  • Brain in a Jar: His fate after Aida dissects him, with him being given remote control of a number of LMD bodies. Later, his disembodied human head is installed in a robotic body.
  • Broken Pedestal: While admitting his father was "a son of a bitch", he did admire him for working as a miner for very little pay. When he saw his father kowtowing to the richest man in town, however, he lost his respect for him, telling Mace that the only thing worse than scum are those who wish to be like scum.
  • The Bus Came Back: Anton Ivanov makes his return in "The Devil Complex", having been Demoted to Dragon when Hale found his brain.
  • Canon Character All Along: A particularly gruesome example: Anton Ivanov's fate as a head controlling an LMD makes him the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Anton, an LMD who was Red Guardian, and was decapitated but still living.
  • Character Death: Gets tackled out of a window by Elena, landing on his (real) head.
  • Composite Character: While he's based on the Anton LMD version of Red Guardian, he claims to be "designed only for killing". Furthermore, his status as a Brain in a Jar controlling an army of LMDs is similar to the current MODOK, aka MODOK Superior.
  • Demoted to Dragon: After Daisy critically injures him, Aida gives him an LMD body so he can assist her in protecting the framework as her top enforcer. I.e. he is no longer anyone's "superior". He briefly escapes this fate when Aida becomes human and thus loses her control over him, but quickly falls back into it, this time to General Hale.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Although he follows Aida's orders, it's pretty clear he does it for his own gains, namely killing Coulson. When she gains a conscience and tries to make him stop his murderous attempts, he shows that she is no longer in control of him. They later seem to form more of a Big Bad Duumvirate. After framing S.H.I.E.L.D., he vanishes, not coming to AIDA's help later.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: The Superior's death was really quite sudden and poorly conveyed. The last we heard his real head was being kept in a jar by Hale, but then it turns out the version Yo-Yo tackled out of a window had his real head attached. It was not apparent that the real deal had died, besides a few subtle hints in the scene, until Word of God later confirmed his head had been attached to a robotic body.
  • Expy: His status as a human whose brain commands a near-inexhaustible supply of LMD bodies while kept on life support puts him in the same boat as the comics' Dum Dum Dugan.
  • Evil Luddite: His primary problem is with the Inhumans, but he is mistrustful of modern technology for similar reasons. He calls it weak and fragile, and prefers older, proven ways. Provides the page quote.
  • Evil Virtues: He respects people who work hard for a living. Part of his problem with the Inhumans is because they didn't "earn" their power, but just got it through chance.
  • Fantastic Racism: He hates the Inhumans because they were just handed their power through Terrigenesis, instead of earning it.
  • Fatal Flaw: His drive to prove himself superior to others, and especially inhumans, gets him in trouble. The first time is going head-to-head with Daisy despite knowing that his death is all but guaranteed, because he can't stand to run from an inhuman. This gets him quaked into critical condition. The second time is exposing his real head to danger by going to the site with the gravitonium-absorbing machine so he could have superpowers. This leads to a fight where Elena kills him. Heck, if Shockley weren't so loyal to him and his ideology, then he would have been killed while choking an Action Bomb.
  • Freudian Excuse: As a boy, Ivanov saw his father (who worked long hours in a mine) kowtowing to a man who'd inherited his wealth, causing him to hate those whom he believed had gained power without earning it.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He dresses up the reason for his Fantastic Racism towards Inhumans with Social Darwinist rhetoric but it's implied that he's just jealous that they develop superpowers and he can't.
  • Humiliation Conga: Things don't go well for him once he and Coulson finally meet. To wit, he finds out that after spending years focused on revenge against Coulson that the man doesn't even remember the incident that sparked everything, doesn't even get a chance to try and settle things with the man he's hated for so long, and winds up close to dead from fighting Daisy who's after him for leading the Watchdogs. Then his head is put in a jar by Aida and he can only continue living as her robotic minion.
  • Hypocrite: For all his talk about the superiority of humans he doesn't seem to mind his new powerful robotic state. He even lampshades how he updated his definition of "humanity" to include head-in-a-jar-controlling robots instead of admitting that he was wrong. To be fair, he didn't have much choice in what Aida did to him.
  • Insane Troll Logic: He concludes that Coulson is responsible for all the alien incidents in the last decade because Coulson was always there when something happened, and despite having died, he's somehow still alive. It never occurred to Ivanov that Coulson was investigating these occurances.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: His severed head isn't found in the Season 4 finale and he gets away with framing S.H.I.E.L.D., still left with his old organisation and an unknown number of LMD's. However, in Season 5 Episode 17, he finally meets his end at the hands of Elena.
  • Keystone Army: Once the real Superior died, his LMD army deactivated.
  • Knife Nut: Both in combat as well as for torture, he seems to value knives very much.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He is killed by one of the Inhumans he persecuted, and the only reason he was vulnerable in the first place is because he wanted to become superior to everyone by absorbing gravitonium.
  • Made of Iron: His LMD bodies can take quite an impressive amount of punishment.
  • Me's a Crowd: He doesn't just control one LMD, but at least dozens of them.
  • Mood Whiplash: He can go from enjoying vodka to torturing someone to back again in seconds.
  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Apparently so. He doesn't shy showing off his muscles in some occassions.
  • Named by the Adaptation: His comic counterpart had no last name.
  • People Puppets: Thanks to Aida's programming, he cannot harm anyone connected to the Framework unless they become a threat to it. Ivanov tries to murder Coulson but his body doesn't respond no matter how much he wants to.
  • Remote Body: The Ivanov LMDs function as these for his disembodied head.
  • Sadist: He tells an uncooperative Billy Koenig that he enjoys causing other people pain.
  • Social Darwinist: Shows some signs of this, phrasing his issues with Inhumans as them getting powers by little more than luck than by actually doing anything to earn them. He also clearly enjoys demonstrating his strength over others, forcing Shockley to admit that Anton is his superior by choking him.
  • Talking to Themself: Or rather, to his dozens of LMD bodies, which he all controls.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After overcoming his LMD restrictions and forming a more equal partnership with Aida, he is a much more threatening villain.
  • Villain Ball: There was no logical reason whatsoever for him to attach his real head on one of his LMD bodies and engaging Elena in combat.
  • Villainous Valor: Doesn't hesitate in going head-to-head with Daisy (I.e. the superheroine Quake) despite knowing the deck is stacked against him.
    Ivanov: It's not a fair fight, but one I'll take on anyway.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: His broken body gets cut up by Aida and he gains control of dozens of LMD bodies.

    Tucker Shockley 

Tucker Shockley

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"That wasn't torture, that was a greeting."

Species: Inhuman

Portrayed By: John Pyper-Ferguson

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 75: "Broken Promises", Episode 78: "Hot Potato Soup", Episode 79: "BOOM")

A prominent member of the Watchdogs.


  • Action Bomb: After undergoing Terrigenesis. Mace even calls him a reusable suicide bomber.
  • Beard of Evil: A racist and genocidal man with a dark beard.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Becoming an Inhuman doesn't diminish his hatred for them one bit.
  • The Dragon: Acts as Senator Nadeer's main enforcer.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Though he follows her orders he reports to "The Superior" and has the authority to defy the Senator.
  • Expy: Seems to be the MCU version of Nitro, the alter ego of Robert Hunter. Both can transform into a volatile gaseous state and explode, and then reform their body. Hunter is a normal human who acquired his powers from Kree experimentation. Shockley gains his powers from being an Inhuman. Shockley still gains his powers from Kree experimentation, but here it's the same kind that created many of the show's other superhumans.
  • From a Single Cell: Is able to regenerate after each detonation from the resulting vapors.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: As shown in "BOOM," he himself is an Inhuman, and activates himself by accident. This flies in the face of his no-aliens mentality.
  • Meaningful Name: Shockley's Weapon of Choice is a cattle prod. Or at least it was, before his Terrigenesis.
  • Magic Pants: Averted. Shockley's clothes do not regenerate with him.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Aside from the whole Watchdogs thing, he also makes several sexist comments toward Daisy in "BOOM".
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: S.H.I.E.L.D. successfully traps Shockley while he is in his gaseous state between explosions by sucking him into an airtight device where he won't have the room to reconstitute himself.
  • You Are What You Hate: Hates Inhumans even after finding out that he is one.

    Yuri Zaikin 

Yuri Zaikin

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Troy Caylak

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 76: "The Patriot"'')

A former agent of HYDRA hired into the Watchdogs.


  • Former Regime Personnel: He's a former member of the Soviet KGB and the Russian Federation's SVR.
  • The Remnant: One of the few members of HYDRA that remained at large after the fall of the organization.
  • Western Terrorists: A Russian that joined HYDRA and then of the Watchdogs.

    Victor Orlov 

Victor Orlon

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Phillipos Haile

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 76: "The Patriot"'')

A former agent of HYDRA hired into the Watchdogs.


  • Bald of Evil: He's bald and was the member of both a neofascist and then a racist terrorist organizations.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He sports a massive facial burn, not enough to make him Two-Faced but enough so you can notice he's up to no good.
  • Former Regime Personnel: He's a former member of the Soviet KGB and the Russian Federation's SVR.
  • The Remnant: One of the few members of HYDRA that remained at large after the fall of the organization.
  • Western Terrorists: A Russian that joined HYDRA and then of the Watchdogs.

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The Yakuza

    Akihiko 

Akihiko

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Hiroyuki Sanada

Appearances: Avengers: Endgame

A Yakuza boss operating five years after the Snap.


  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics, Akihiko has his own Mini-Mecha Powered Armor. Here he just fights with a katana.
  • Always Someone Better: While Akihiko is a skilled swordsman, especially considering his position as the leader of the Yakuza. Ronin ultimately outclassed Akihiko and kills him in their brief fight.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Attempted. In an attempt to get Ronin to back off from his line of reasoning, he invokes the following question and tries to point out that he wasn't responsible for killing half the life on the planet, including his family. Still doesn't work, though.
    Ronin: You're done hurting people.
    Akihiko: WE hurt people!? You're crazy!
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Downplayed; he lasts much longer and is more skilled than his Mooks against Ronin, but he fights against Ronin here, which isn't saying much for him.
  • Badass Normal: Again downplayed. He can go toe to toe with the remorseless Ronin, but he is eventually overwhelmed.
  • Beard of Evil: A bearded Yakuza boss.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: He wields one, as befits as Japanese fighter, and is pretty formidable, but is quickly outclassed.
  • Master Swordsman: Implied. While Akihiko only has a limited amount of screentime, he was able to briefly hold his own against Ronin with his katana, where all of his henchmen ends up dead in a few seconds.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: As befitting a high-ranking Yakuza, he wears a sharp suit.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: Attempted twice, including the Armor-Piercing Question above. But Ronin still won't change his mind.
    Akihiko: We never did anything to you!
    Ronin: You survived... Half the planet didn't. They got Thanos... You get me.
  • Slashed Throat: He suffers one against Ronin, but it's not. It's the simple stab that does him in afterward.
  • Villains Want Mercy: He begs for his life when fighting Ronin.
  • The Yakuza: He's a member of a Yakuza syndicate in a high position of authority.

Rising Tide

    In General 

A transnational hacktivist group.


  • Information Wants to Be Free: Their ultimate goal is to break the veil secrecy created by organizations like S.H.I.E.L.D. so everything they're hiding is out in the open.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: A hacktivist/whistleblower organization like Anonymous and WikiLeaks.
  • La Résistance: They consider themselves this in contrast with the secret-keeping S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Miles Lydon 

Miles Lydon

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Austin Nichols

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 5: "Girl in the Flower Dress")

A famous hacker whom even Fitz-Simmons have heard of, and a high-level member of the Rising Tide hacktivist group.


  • 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.

    Others 

Zanda's Gang

    Zanda 

Zanda

Species: Human

Portrayed By: N/A

Appearances: Black Panther Prelude comic

A Narobian terrorist partnered with Douglas Scott.


  • African Terrorists: She's one, but in her appearance she doesn't give off the vibe of any political motivation other than money.
  • Death by Adaptation: Her comic book counterpart is very much alive.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: Her dialogue indicates she's one, as she's makes constant mentions to hunting and treats her enemies as prey.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She's killed in her first appearance.

    Douglas Scott 

Douglas Scott

Species: Human

Portrayed By: N/A

Appearances: Black Panther Prelude comic

An Afrikaner terrorist partnered with Zanda.


  • An Arm and a Leg: Looses both his hands fighting Black Panther and Okoye, a nod to his mainstream comic book counterpart, who lost both his hands to Colleen Wing.
  • Adaptational Nationality: There's no mention of his origin in the mainstream comics. In the MCU, he hails from South Africa.
  • Amoral Afrikaner: He's an Afrikaner terrorist.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: He's never referred to as Razor-Fist, his mainstream comic book codename, in part because he has both his hands in his appearance. That is until his final confrontation with Okoye.
  • Knife Nut: He employs knives as weapons, a nod to his mainstream comic book counterpart.
  • Maniac Mercenary: He's a sadist mercenary.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: In the mainstream comics, he's fought many superheroes but he's not counted among Black Panther's foes.

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Slicing Talons

    Calvin Johnson 

    Karla Faye Gideon 

Karla Faye Gideon

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Species: Enhanced human

Portrayed By: Drea de Matteo

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 35: "One of Us")

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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Species: Enhanced human

Portrayed By: Jeff Daniel Phillips

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 35: "One of Us")

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.


  • 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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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Ric Sarabia

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 35: "One of Us")

A talented and sociopathic hacker (making him more of a "cracker", to use the correct internet term) and technological whiz.


  • Actually Pretty Funny: Chuckles while Cal is hamming it up over the PA system in "One of Us".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Team Normal: Doesn't actually have superpowers. He's just that much of a genius. He's only listed here due to his affiliation with the rest of the "Talons".

    Francis Noche 

Francis Noche

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Species: Enhanced human

Portrayed By: Geo Corvera

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 35: "One of Us")

A mob enforcer that got enhanced after getting his hands on experimental steroids. These increased his strength but severely reduced his intelligence.


  • Ambiguously Brown: He's possibly of Hispanic descent, since his name contains a Spanish word. It's hard to tell since he never speaks.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: His surname "Noche" is Spanish word for "night".
  • 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.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Or rather an inversion, Strong, but Unskilled — for all his strength he is easily taken down by May, a Badass Normal, without any assistance.

The Dogs of Hell

    In General 

The Dogs of Hell

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Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appear in Episode 15: "Yes Men") | Daredevil (2015) | Iron Fist (mentioned) | The Punisher

A one-percenter motorcycle club with chapters in Nevada and New York.


  • All Bikers Are Hells Angels: They are a one-percenter motorcycle club involved in illegal activities such as smuggling the Hand's heroin.
  • Canon Immigrant: Following their appeance in the MCU, they have been introduced in the comics.
  • Characterization Marches On: They are generic bad guys in their debut in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. but become much more of a threat in Daredevil (2015). May be justified in-universe because the two shows depict different chapters of the gang and out-of-universe because of the Darker and Edgier concept of Daredevil and its sister Netflix shows.
  • Would Hit a Girl: The New York chapter was one of the factions involved in the clusterfuck of a firefight that killed Frank Castle's family, including his wife...
  • Would Hurt a Child: ...And his two pre-teen children.

New York Chapter

    Jimmy the Bear 

Jimmy the Bear

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: John Bianco

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

The President of the Dogs of Hell New York Chapter.


    Leon 

Leon

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Mario D'Leon

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

The Sergeant at Arms of the Dogs of Hell NY Chapter.


Nevada Chapter

    Rooster 

Rooster

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Dylan Bruno

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 15: "Yes Men")

The Road Captain of the Dogs of Hell Nevada Chapter. Becomes a thrall of Lorelei after her escape from Asgard.


  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Falls under Lorelei's spell and goes as far as to kill his own wife.
  • The Dragon: He becomes Lorelei's leading servant and protector after she enthralls him and his fellow Dogs.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Kills his wife while under Lorelei's power.

Los Angeles

The Maggia

    Joseph Manfredi 

Joseph Manfredi

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"You're gonna pay for that."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Ken Marino

Appearances: Agent Carter

The volatile leader of a crime syndicate in LA in the 1940s that Whitney Frost turns to for help.


  • Affably Evil: The guy is quite charming and polite for a mobster.
  • Age Lift: He's a present-day character in the comics.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: In his first scene, Manfredi demonstrates why none of his men dare turn against him, because he can easily smash their faces in himself.
  • Bad Boss: He beats one of his henchman almost to death for an imagined slight.
  • Badass in Charge: You have to be a badass to rise to become the leader of a crime syndicate.
  • Childhood Friend: To Howard Stark, much to Peggy's surprise.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: His crime group is never called the Maggia.note  Likewise, he is never referred to as Blackwing, and instead takes a few cues from Hammerhead.
  • The Dragon: After Whitney takes over the Council, Manfredi becomes her most trusted enforcer. On terms of authority, he's Co-Dragons with Vernon Masters, due to the latter's position in the U.S. government.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He considers that delivering a vicious beatdown is an appropriate response for staring at his guests.
  • Enemy Mine: When it becomes clear after a series of incidents that Whitney is no longer the woman he fell in love with mostly because all she appears to care about is opening another rift and doesn't stop working even to eat or sleep he comes to Peggy and Co. for help.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first appearance consists of him making Calvin Chadwick uncomfortable with a threat before claiming he was joking, casually flirting with Whitney and discussing the wedding gift he sent her, and then beating one of his own men into unconsciousness for merely looking at the old girlfriend he is supposedly over.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Or at least his grandmother, whom he genuinely loves.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: In Season 2 finale, he tells his grandmother that yes, he truly loves Whitney.
  • Faux Affably Evil: It's never clear when he's sincerely friendly, as he can flip from charming to monstrous in an instant.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Flies into a volcanic rage and beats one of his own men to a pulp with his bare hands for looking at Whitney too long. Also, we don't see it, but it is mentioned that on the day Whitney dumped him for Calvin Chadwick, he reacted by murdering six random criminals at a card game.
  • Hostage Situation: He holds Jarvis at gunpoint to get through Howard Stark's mansion and has everyone on edge - until it is revealed that he and Howard are old friends, and he was just messing around. Er...probably anyway.
  • In Name Only/Adapted Out: In the comics, he is a bat trainer and thus has natural ability to control bats without superpowers. In the TV series, he hasn't shown any of them, not even any motifs about bats.
  • The Mafia: He's an Italian-American mobster.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He beats the hell out of one of his underlings until his knuckles are bloody.
  • Noodle Incident: They didn't go into much detail about his past which is kind of a shame, because it apparently included such delightful occurrences as nearly getting thrown off a bridge by an old girlfriend, and Howard Stark stealing his underwear.
  • Old Flame: He and Whitney used to date. He claims to have moved on, but a few minutes later he viciously beats a man because he looked at her for too long.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: As is usual for a 40s gangster, he wears slick suits.
  • Undying Loyalty: He seems to be utterly devoted to Whitney despite her leaving him and marrying another man. As a 1940s macho Italian mobster, one would expect him to balk at taking orders from a woman but he accepts Whitney's authority without question. He is the only character not freaked out by Whitney's transformation, finding her perfect the way she is.

    "Nonna" Manfredi 

"Nonna" Manfredi

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Tina D'Marco

Appearances: Agent Carter

Joseph Manfredi's beloved grandmother and adviser.


  • Bilingual Dialogue: Even though she speaks nothing but Italian, she understands English perfectly and often has bilingual conversations with her grandson.
  • The Consigliere: Joseph trusts her advice implicitly. She's the one that recommends that he join forces with Peggy and her team to cure Whitney of the Zero Matter.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": "Nonna" is the Italian word for "grandmother", and that's the only way she is ever referred to.
  • Never Mess with Granny: When Sousa threatens Manfredi, she grabs a knife and lunges at him, until her grandson holds her back.
  • No, Mister Bond, I Expect You to Dine: Even if you are an adversary, she will serve you food... but only if she likes you.
  • Older Than They Look: Ken Marino was 47 at the time of filming this; while Tina D'Marco's age isn't publicly known, she doesn't seem old enough to be his grandmother.

    Hank 

Hank

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Chris Coppola

Appearances: Agent Carter

A mobster who works for Joseph Manfredi.


  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Hilariously invoked and subverted.
    Hank: I swear on the soul of my mother, that I am not working for Tommy Fontana!
    Manfredi: You always hated your mother, Hank.
    Hank: So what!?
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: On the other hand, he claims that the feds threatened his family, forcing him to cooperate with them, and supposedly gave them an information about Manfredi.
  • Fat Bastard: He is a rather overweight mobster.
  • Poor Communication Kills: He doesn't know that Manfredi just wanted to use him to distract Whitney Frost so the SSR could take a look at her research. It results in him giving a real confession.
  • Uncertain Doom: We don't know whether Manfredi killed him or not for being forced to give an information to the feds.

Chinatown Crew

    Eli Morrow 

    Chen 

Chen

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Jen Kuo Sung

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 67: "The Ghost", Episode 68: "Meet the New Boss", Episode 69: "Uprising")

"Did you burn their bodies and dump the truck in the ocean? Because if not they can be traced back here, they probably saw what was in this box and were fighting over it you idiot! I have been told it is powerful enough to bring our new enhanced enemies to their knees."

The field leader of the Chinatown Crew in Los Angeles.


  • Asshole Victim: Being a Chinese gangster who casually discusses about burning bodies, nobody is sympathetic of him being infected by Lucy's paranoia and hallucination-inducing touch and dying from it.
  • Beard of Evil: He's a bearded criminal.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: To Eli Morrow, the true mastermind of Chinatown Crew.
  • Mind Rape: He's infected by Lucy Bauer's touch, which causes him to suffer from paranoia and hallucinations until he dies from the damage to his brain.
  • The Triads and the Tongs: He's a mobster of Chinese origin leading a crime syndicate composed by Chinese.

Fifth Street Locos

    In General 

Fifth Street Locos

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appear in Episode 71: "Lockup")

Santino Noguera: Hardly anyone remembers the Fifth Street Locos.
Robbie Reyes: I do.

An Hispanic gang based in Los Angeles.


    Santino Noguera 

Santino Noguera

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Rolando Molina

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 71: "Lockup")

Santino Noguera: Así que si tú conocías a esos chamacos, tu pleito no es conmigo. Translation 
Robbie Reyes: ¿Quién lo ordenó? ¿Quién? Translation 
Noguera: Mis carnales nunca me lo dijeron, y nunca me lo dirán, porque después de ese día todos terminaron muertos. Cada miembro de Calle Cinco, quemados. Translation 
Reyes: No, todavía queda uno. Translation 

The last living member of the Locos.


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He begs for mercy after being confronted by Robbie Reyes, who is adamant about killing him.
  • Bald of Evil: He's a bald gangbanger.
  • Beard of Evil: A gangbanger with a goatee.
  • Boxed Crook: He's imprisoned at the South Ridge Penitentiary.
  • Kill It with Fire: He's burned to death by Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider.
  • Last of His Kind: He was the last member of the Fifth Street Locos.
  • Reformed Criminal: He chose to become a model inmate after learning all members of his gang where being horrifically killed one by one.
  • Tattooed Crook: He's a gangbanger with a notorious tattoo on one of his arms.

Aryan Brotherhood

    In General 

Aryan Brotherhood

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Appearances: Daredevil (2015) (mentioned) | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appear in Episode 67: "The Ghost")

"Aryan Brotherhood. They're not my kind of brothers."
Alphonso Mackenzie

A Real Life white supremacist criminal organization.


  • Bald of Evil: Mitchell and Moore are bald, making them look like skinheads.
  • Beard of Evil: Three of the Aryans shown in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Scott, Mitchell and Moore, sport beards, highlighting their villainy.
  • The Ghost: They are mentioned by Fisk in the second season of Daredevil, but don't appear there.
  • Harmless Villain: They are a threat to regular citizens, but when up against a mystical being like Ghost Rider, they are nothing.
  • Hypocrite: Despite their talk about racial purity white superiority and whatnot, they are perfectly willing to work for other ethnicities in exchange for some money.
  • Kill It with Fire: Ghost Rider kills the members that appear in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. by burning them to death.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: They call themselves "Aryans", employ Nazi imagery and consider other races inferior.

    John Pilgrim 

The Crips

    In General 

The Crips

Appearances: Runaways (2017)

A Real Life African American street gang. Geoffrey Wilder used to be one of its top members in Los Angeles.


    Darius Davis 

Darius Davis

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: DeVaughn Nixon

Appearances: Runaways (2017)

A leader of the Crips and former cellmate, and friend turned enemy of Geoffrey Wilder.


  • Affably Evil: Despite being a criminal, he is incredibly easy-going and outright jovial to have around.
  • Beard of Evil: He's a murderous gang leader with a thick dark beard.
  • Dragon Ascendant: He rose to leadership after Geoffrey Wilder left the gang.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Has a grandmother whom he loves and worries about. Geoffrey threatens her to get Darius to stop encroaching in the PRIDE digging site. He also has a pregnant girlfriend named Tamar who is expecting his child.
  • Evil Former Friend: Subverted as both Geoffrey and Darius are different shades of evil. Darius comes across more sympathetic when you realize Geoffrey abandoned him him after he took the fall for his early release.
  • False Confession: He confessed to a murder committed by Geoffrey to ensure Geoffrey's release from prison and the latter's deal with Jonah.
  • Frame-Up: Catherine murders him and frames him for Destiny Gonzales' murder.
  • Gang Bangers: Took over Geoffrey's old LA gang once he got into the real estate business.
  • Nothing Personal: He takes a genuine liking to Alex and apologizes to him when he sells him out to his father.
  • Parental Substitute: He briefly takes Alex under his wing and shows him how is the life of working-class African American.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Repeatedly mentions how Geoffrey working for "white folks"... despite Geoffrey's "new friends" also include Asian, Jewish, and (formerly) Latin people. And the fact that he makes a big deal if Geoffrey actually worked with white people.
  • Scary Black Man: He's a Crip.
  • Starter Villain: He's the first antagonist the Runaways confront as a group.
  • Tattooed Crook: Notably, the Crips tattoo on his neck, the tear below his left eye and the crossed scratches below his right one.
  • Troll: In exchange for supplying Alex with money, he briefly implies that he wants Alex to do something illegal. He was just screwing with Alex; what he actually wants Alex to do is paint the nursery for his future child.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Formerly close friends with Geoffrey.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Has no qualms with kidnapping and threatening to shoot Alex to get back at Geoffrey. Darius also shoots at the Runaways when they confront him.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy:
    • As far as Darius is concerned, he just wants the money that Geoffrey promised when he confessed to a murder committed by Geoffrey and he thought he could get it by bullying Wilders employee in the construction site. He absolutely had no idea that his former friend has become a member of murderous cult and unwilling pawn of a Humanoid Abomination, that essentially stresses Geoffrey out which may contribute to his annoyance on Darius' insistence to get paid (which can also be considered Bullying a Dragon to a degree). This attitude indirectly gets Andre killed by PRIDE.
    • He also kidnapped Alex without knowing that Alex's friends either have superpowers or high-tech weapon. All this makes him hilariously outclassed.

    Andre Compton 

Andre Compton

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Nathan Davis Jr.

Appearances: Runaways (2017)

A teenage member of the Crips working for Darius.


  • The Cracker: He's adept at hacking phones and is using his talent for a dangerous gang.
  • Foil: To Alex. Both of them are skilled hackers, but Andre grew up in the hood and is involved in organized crime, while Alex had a fairly privileged upbringing.
  • Gang Bangers: Part of Darius's gang.
  • Human Sacrifice: Geoffrey kidnaps him to sacrifice him to Jonah after Victor's failed attempts at procuring a victim.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He's involved with Darius because he believes working for him is his only way to have a better life and bears no malice towards Alex, even after Alex shoots him in the shoulder.

    Eldridge 

Eldridge

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Robert Okumu

Appearances: Runaways (2017)

A member of the Crips infiltrated at the PRIDE construction site.


  • The Mole: Darius hires him to find out what is PRIDE doing at their construction site.

San Francisco

Sonny Burch's Black-Market Ring

    Sonny Burch 

Sonny Burch

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"Forget A.I. Forget cryptocurrency. Quantum energy is the future. It's the next gold rush. I want in."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Walton Goggins

Appearances: Ant-Man and the Wasp

A genteel but menacing arms and black market dealer.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: His comics counterpart is a fat man with ugly glasses. The MCU version is played by Walton Goggins, who in comparison is much more attractive.
  • Arms Dealer: A prolific dealer in illegal tech and weaponry.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Alongside Ghost, he's one of the main villains of Ant-Man and the Wasp.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Established very early on when Wasp completely floors him and all of his goons by herself. He's a Smug Snake who thinks he's bigger than he actually is, and overall is less of a direct threat than Ghost.
  • Butt-Monkey: Whether it's by Wasp, Ghost, Luis, Ant-Man or whatever, Sonny is a guy with a streak of bad luck and tends to be made a fool of. Not that it's unearned.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Unlike Ghost, he makes no bones about the fact that he's a criminal with no-one's best interest at heart. He wants Pym's technology to cash in on the next big thing, no matter what the consequences are.
  • Church of Happyology: In a deleted scene, Burch asks for a first edition copy of Dianetics.
  • Corrupt Hick: Has a Southern accent and is a powerful Arms Dealer.
  • Determinator: For all of his ineffectiveness, you gotta give the guy credit for being extremely persistent.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: A lot of his henchmen are from different races like white, black, Latino, south Asian and east Asian.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He is convinced that quantum energy is the next big thing, and only cares about the money that will be involved therein. When Hope tells him she doesn't want to be in business with him, he assumes that she's got someone else to cash out to rather than possibly concluding that the daughter of Hank Pym and ally of Ant-Man has a non-monetary motive.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He acts all calm and collected, even to his enemies as he's casually threatening them.
  • Foil: To co-antagonist Ghost. Sonny Burch is an older white man that has little-to-no sympathetic qualities while acting Faux Affably Evil, doesn't do any of the fighting and instead sends his minions to do all the dirty work, and is chasing after what he knows will be the next gold rush. In contrast, Ghost is a young black woman who's an Anti-Villain at worst, does all the fighting herself without any minions, and is merely looking out for her own survival.
  • Genre Blind: While he'd be a decent enough threat in a normal, mundane setting, the fact is that being an unpowered, non-combative black market dealer with resources, money, manpower and connections to the FBI can only get you so far in a setting like the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When your opponents consists of two size-shifters more than capable of fighting and commanding an army of insects, the premier Science Hero who fathered one and mentored the other, and a ghostly woman capable of foiling your schemes with little effort, he might've been better trying his efforts somewhere else. Despite being clearly overmatched on all fronts, Burch still continues to try to keep up with them out of a misguided sense that he can handle it, which constantly backfires in his face in spectacular fashion.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: In another setting, he'd be very menacing as a fearsome Arms Dealer. In a Superhero setting, one that's a comedy no less, the guy simply cannot catch a break as all his attempts to get Pym's tech are foiled by Ghost (who isn't really even trying), and the one time he does get it he gets foiled by Scott who literally flicks him with his finger.
  • Insistent Terminology: Sonny and his men insist that the chemical he uses to make people tell the truth is not, in fact, a Truth Serum. It just happens to behave like that. After being forced to confess to the police by it, they finally admit that it is actually a truth serum.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: All the bad things that happen to him stem from his own attempts to make himself richer. And in the end, he's ultimately done in by the same Truth Serum he forces on others.
  • No Delays for the Wicked: When he gets his hands on Hank's lab in the climax of Ant-Man and the Wasp, he flees on a ferry.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: While Hope honors her side of the deal, bringing in the amount of money he asked for in exchange for the part of the Quantum Tunnel she asked for, Sonny makes it clear to her that he knows who she is and decides to alter the deal and have her work for him under threat of blackmail. When she refuses, he keeps both the money and the tech as "compensation", forcing Hope to take the tech by force via her Wasp suit.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: While part of the Big-Bad Ensemble, he doesn't take part in the fighting itself. Instead, he sends his men after his opponents.
  • Not So Stoic: Rarely does he truly get angry, keeping a façade of calmness and good will. However, when Luis finds a loophole in the Truth Serum to tell him about Scott and giving him the life story of how they met as opposed to telling him where he's actually at, Burch makes his demands very clear.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: A minor Iron Man foe in the comics, but part of the Ant-Man and the Wasp's Big-Bad Ensemble with no connection to Stark.
  • Smug Snake: A savvy businessman in the illegal black market no doubt, but he thinks he's much greater as a villain than he actually is.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the comics, Sonny was an extremely minor foe of Iron Man who ultimately died. His movie counterpart survives, but is made to pay for his crimes nonetheless.
  • Superhero Movie Villains Die: Averted, though he does get apprehended for his crimes.
  • Villainous Crush: Sonny seems at first to have a thing for "Susan", putting on a show of good-ol'-boy charm in front of his staff; even after he reveals he knows who Hope is, he doesn't let up, acting like a jilted lover and claiming he's keeping her money as compensation for his "hurt feelings". Whether it's genuine in any way or just a means of intimidating her is uncertain.
  • Zerg Rush: How he poses a threat. Whereas Ghost is a One-Woman Army, Burch has many men at his disposal to go after any target, making up for his own lack of fighting ability.

    Uzman 

Uzman

Species: Human

Citizenship: British

Portrayed By: Divian Ladwa

Appearances: Ant-Man and the Wasp

A former member of MI-6 who was hired by Sonny Burch as his personal enforcer.


New Orleans

Uptown Block Kings

    Solomon 

Solomon

Species: Human

Citizenship: United States

Portrayed By: Scott Allen Perry

Appearances: Cloak & Dagger

A young member of the Money Hustle Gang.


  • Heel–Face Turn: He goes from being (somewhat reluctant) gangbanger to an ally of Tyrone's.
  • Not So Different: From Tyrone, both young black men whose lives took a wrong turn and is now a target of the NOPD. They also connect after reading about Luke Cage.
  • Token Good Teammate: When compared to the rest of the gang, who engage in sex traffic without any regrets about exploiting young women that share their own unpriviliged background

Money Hustle Gang

    Brett Latour 

Brett Latour

Species: Human

Citizenship: United States

Portrayed By: Scott Allen Perry

Appearances: Cloak & Dagger

A leading member of the Money Hustle Gang.


    Brett Latour 

Brett Latour

Species: Human

Citizenship: United States

Portrayed By: Scott Allen Perry

Appearances: Cloak & Dagger

A leading member of the Money Hustle Gang.


Chicago

Fiona's crew

    Fiona 

Fiona

Species: Human

Citizenship: United States

Portrayed By: Judy Malka

Appearances: The Punisher

A woman that leads a gang of teenage grifters.


  • He Knows Too Much: She's killed by John Pilgrim to keep David Schultz's sexuality in secret.
  • Parental Substitute: She basically adopts runaway and homeless teens to raise them as thieves and grifters.
  • Posthumous Character: She's dead during the events of The Punisher season two, having already been killed by John Pilgrim.

    Amy Bendix 

Amy Bendix

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"They killed everybody that I've ever cared about. How do you think that feels?"

Species: Human

Citizenship: United States

Portrayed By: Giorgia Whigham

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

A street-smart grifter with a mysterious past that has a chance encounter with Frank Castle aka The Punisher.


  • Action Survivor: Although she's part of the criminal underworld, she has no combat skills and relies on Frank to save her during shootouts. She's taught how to disarm opponents and shoot people, and it has its uses, but she's still generally poor at combat.
  • Bad Liar: She's not very good at hiding the fact of why people are after her. This seems to only be limited to when she's nervous, as when she's lying about anything else, she's really, really good at manipulating people.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: It doesn't matter how much hell she goes through, her hair will always look fabulous.
  • Commonality Connection: Connects with Frank over losing everyone she cares about to crime.
  • Con Man: Amy knows how to work a scam, such as three-card monte and is able to lie her ass off effortlessly. Most of the time anyway.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Every other word out of her mouth is sarcasm. Usually directed at Frank.
  • Doom Magnet: Chaos seems to follow her. The fact that she's with Frank Castle doesn't really help, though. Likely because she and her friends took photos of Senator David Schultz, the gay son of famous evangelicals who was photographed in a compromising position, and said evangelicals have powerful friends who want the photos back by any means necessary, just so that their son can move up the political ladder.
  • Foil: To Frank Castle. They're both messed up from losing everyone they ever cared about, but it's affected them in opposite ways, turning him into a Blood Knight and her into a Dirty Coward. That gives them plenty of opportunities to criticise each other's approach.
  • I Have Many Names: When Amy meets up with Frank, she uses the name of Rachel. The Larkville police find out she used the names of Stephanie, Peggy, and Susan as her aliases.
  • Kid Sidekick: Of a sort to Frank in Season 2 of The Punisher, but mostly a Tagalong Kid in practice.
  • Little Miss Badass: Amy's only 16 years old, but she has the same street toughness, and with some proper training by Frank, it allows her to able to take down grown men if needed. Even with a shotgun.
  • Master of Disguise: Befitting her many aliases and function as a Con Man, Amy is very good at quick disguises. For example, she can switch from the look of a waitress to that of a schoolgirl while walking, without breaking stride, while being followed in "Nakazat".
  • Replacement Goldfish: Over the course of their time together Castle seems to come to regard her as one for his dead daughter, Lisa. Made all the more obvious when Frank muses that Lisa would've been 15 if she were still alive.
  • Shipper on Deck: She apparently ships Frank and Karen when the latter visits the former at the hospital, perhaps jokingly.
    Amy: You guys are the cutest. I'm almost jealous.
  • Sticky Fingers: Immediately swipes Madani's credit card and goes on a shopping spree.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Thanks to help from Frank, of course, but she also took a damn lot of her own initiative, such that by the end of the second season of Punisher she's doing shit it never would have occurred to her to try at the start... and succeeding.
  • Tsundere: As snarky as she is with Frank, it's clear that she grows quite attached to him as the season progresses.

    Shantel 

Shantel

Species: Human

Citizenship: United States

Portrayed By: Jordyn DiNatale

Appearances: The Punisher

A member of Fiona's crew.


  • Evil Former Friend: She sells Amy to the mercenaries seeking the bounty on Amy's head.
  • Karma Houdini: In the end she getes no comeuppance for selling out Amy.
  • Sole Survivor: Other than Amy, she's the only survivor of Fiona's crew, having been absent from the massacre in which Pilgrim wiped then out.

Europe

Norse Paganist Hate Group

    In General 

Norse Paganists

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Michael Graziadei (Jakob Nystrom), Erin Way (Petra Larsen), Steve De Castro (Ador), Dennis Keiffer (Rollo), Jessen Noviello (Lars), Brian Orosco (Olaf)

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

A paganist hate group active in Norway and led by Jakob Nystrom and his girlfriend Petra Larsen.


  • A God Am I: They believe they will become gods thanks to the power of the Berserker Staff.
  • The Berserker: What they become under the effect of the Berserker Staff.
  • Blondes Are Evil: Due to being nordics, they have blonde hair. They are also a hate group.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: Under the effect of the staff, they get an adrenaline rush and a burst of super-strength fueled by their inner rage and hatred.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Jakob and Petra are a couple and they lead the hate group.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: They are a nordic hate group so they give this vibe.

Mexico

Mexican Cartel

    In General 

The Mexican Cartel

Appearances: | Daredevil (2015) | LukeCage2016 (mentioned) | The Punisher | ""Avengers: Endgame""

The Mexican Cartel are a drug cartel residing in Juarez and have a chapter in New York City. While never directly referred to as such, the Mexican Cartel is based in Juarez, Mexico. Meaning that they are likely meant to be the Real Life Jurarez Cartel.


  • Asshole Victim: While they are never shown as being much of a threat to guys like Daredevil, Punisher or Ronin, they're still a drug cartel at the end of the day and are responsible for the deaths of dozens of innocent people, so no one really misses them when they get killed off.
  • Butt-Monkey: With the exception of Luke Cage and despite being a drug cartel, everytime the cartel is mentioned, they are being targeted by vengeful vigilantes.
    • Unlike the Dogs of Hell or Kitchen Irish, none of them posed a threat to Frank's life at any point in the show, and they never even get the mercy of Daredevil. Instead, they wind up getting the worst deaths out of the three shootout gangs, and eventually Frank kills off every last member of their New York chapter.
    • Even their contribution to the shootout winds up backfiring in their face. As despite actually managing to shoot up an entire park full of people, it only managed to get a very angry vigilante to put them on his hitlist.
    • Years later, Ronin also kills off several cartel members that survived the Snap, and as if to add even more insult to injury, Ronin's kills were just chalked up to gang warfare by the Federal Police.
  • The Cartel: It's in the name, as they are a cartel who regularly engage in drug trafficking and gang warfare.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: The first time we see the Mexican Cartel, they are hanging from meathooks courtesy of the Punisher.
    Matt Murdock: You left men hanging from meathooks.
  • Flat Character: Unlike all of the other criminal organizations in the MCU, they have yet to have any named characters working for them, have the least amount of characterization, and mostly just exist as vigilante fodder.
  • Killed Offscreen: In Endgame, Rhodey mentions that Ronin was last seen killing cartel members, but unlike Akihiko, they are never seen putting up a fight.
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: Frank kills off a sicario from the cartel in his own series, who was all the way in Juarez, which means that the specific cartel that killed his family is likely the Real Life Juarez Cartel.
  • The Unfought: Despite their debut in season 2, Matt never ends up fighting a single member of the Mexican Cartel, as they arguably get the worst deaths from The Punisher instead and both of them have more trouble fighting the Dogs of Hell and Kitchen Irish.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Along with the Kitchen Irish and Dogs of Hell, they are responsible for the death of Frank Castle's family, which includes his wife and preteen daughter.
  • Would Hurt a Child: And his son Frank Jr.

Alternative Title(s): MCU Criminals Terrorists Watchdogs

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