Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has had us guessing and coming up with theories since day 1 as to "What happened to Coulson?" and "Who or what is Skye?" A couple friends and I think we may have figured it out. Just a warning, you will probably either really love this theory, or really hate it. Also, gotta have the obligatory SPOILER ALERT. This could potentially give away plot details to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. If you don't want to know, then close out now.
Still with me? Okay, so you're going to have to bear with me a little, because this theory is going to jump around a bit (but hey, #itsallconnected right?). So let's start with Coulson:
So we all know Coulson was resurrected; we know that S.H.I.E.L.D. was lying to him about it and his recovery; and we also know that an important element to it was the mysterious GH-325, which we saw being extracted from an alien body that was confirmed to be a Kree (skip to 1:30 to hear Chloe Bennet say it):
Funny how its only half a body, right? Where are the legs? (Remember that for later)
So, if Coulson and Skye were both injected with Kree DNA, they should (biologically) be Inhumans now. And in the last episode, we heard Agent Melinda May asking FitzSimmons if they had seen Coulson displaying any strange behaviors or actions. So is May looking out for something superhuman from Coulson? I think this is all pointing to one thing: Coulson has become an Inhuman from the GH-325, and will somehow eventually become some version of Black Bolt, the King of the Inhumans with a hypersonic voice. This might be a little bit weird having Clark Gregg as a full-on superhero, but I feel like it could work.
Now on to Skye...
Now, this is the one that is more likely to infuriate fans of the comic books, but hear me out. I'm gonna start out with Skye's original identity before she wiped it and changed her name to Skye, etc. Her name was Carol Danvers. In the comics, Carol Danvers was nearly killed by an explosion, but was saved by a Kree military officer (AKA the original Captain Marvel). Because of the explosion, their DNA was sort of mixed, and Carol became a Human/Kree hybrid. She became Ms. Marvel and later, Captain Marvel (named after the hero that gave her her powers)
I think that the Kree alien WAS Mar-Vell post-saving Carol Danvers' life (They could have rewritten it so that this happened when she was a child or infant). The DNA mix would also technically make her an 084 due to her new genetic build. This also explains why there was only the upper body of the alien. The rest was blown off and away by the explosion. Skye's computer skills definitely hint towards this conclusion (Carol Danvers went by the name "Binary" at one point, so heh heh wordplay)
Those are my two theories. If they turn out to be true, I'm very much looking forward to seeing their powers shown onscreen (especially Black Bolt). What do you guys think? Are these theories accurate, or did I take too many hits with the night-night gun? Let me know in the comments!