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Are we about to see the Inhuman Royal Family in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? While some of you may think that the idea is completely ridiculous, I think it is very plausible. Why? I'll explain. But first (Spoilers) here's the end scene of [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.](series:722469) Episode 13 "One of Us"
The scene opens with Skye's (Daisy Johnson A.K.A. Quake) father Calvin Zabo sitting in a dim lit room, designed to look like an empty temple room of sorts. The doors open and an inhuman steps in...one who has no eyes (the Reader maybe?).
"Are you done yet?" The eyeless man asks.
"Why didn't you take Daisy? Why!? She needs you," Calvin growls. He crawls to his feet. "She needs to be away from those animals that have her!"
"What we do is none of your concern," the eyeless man says.
"Then why am I here?" Calvin asks angrily.
"Because you're making to much noise," the eyeless man says.
"Noise? I'm sounding a battle cry! I'm protecting us from S.H.I.E.L.D!" Calvin yells.
"There is no us. You're not one of us. You're a science experiment," the eyeless man says.
"So...what happens to me then?" Calvin mutters.
"That's not for me to decide," the eyeless man says.
Calvin stoops down, trembling, and puts on his suitcoat. He straightens his tie and his hair. And thus ends "One of Us"...
The Eyeless Man - Who Is He?
Before I dive into the Inhuman Royal Family and a bunch of nerdy mumbo-jumbo, I want to explain who the eyeless man might be. After all, he's been a fairly large player in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Inhuman storyline. First off, if you're picturing someone with their eyeballs gouged out, then you need to see the real eyeless man.
So this is the eyeless man, and yes, he's talking on a cell phone; because, even most Inhumans have to still use cell phones to communicate. The powers this man has are slightly confusing, where he can teleport by using...a giant blue energy ball? That's what it appears like, at least when he moves from place to place in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The most common theory is that this man, whom we now know is named Gideon, is the Reader. Who is the Reader? Here's what the official Marvel wiki page says:
The Reader has the ability to make anything he reads become real. The Inhumans were worried that he is too powerful and so they blinded him. He primarily travels the world to find more Inhumans.
Let's test this definition and see how it compares to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
He has the ability to make anything he reads become real?
While we haven't seen him read anything yet, or show any sign of being able to create things with his eyeballs, he does seem to have some kind of important aurora around him. Maybe in future Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episodes we'll see him bring things to life with his eyes?
The Inhumans blinded him
When we got our first good look at this man, it was somewhere in Asia, probably the Himalayan mountains. He was locked up in the same room Calvin Zabo is put into in the scene above. He's much younger, but still eyeless; and he has no control over his powers of transporting. Even though he is being watched by other Inhumans, there is no evidence he was blinded when he was little but it was because of terrigenesis that he is blind.
He primarily travels the world to find more Inhumans
It is quite evident now in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that this man is a team leader when it comes to finding and helping new Inhumans, which is why this man is a great candidate for the role of Reader.
And...what does this have to do with the Royal Family? It's a loose connection, but hopefully you'll agree with me that there's very great potential that we'll see the Royal Family before the Inhumans movie in 2018.
A Higher Power
As you'll recall from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s "One of Us" episode, Gideon says it's not for him to decide what to do with Calvin Zabo. I may not be a brain surgeon or rocket engineer, but if anything, Iknow this is a clue that there is some higher power over Gideon - some higher power who has the authority to dictate Calvin Zabo's future.
It could be that it's just some high leader of the Inhumans and not the King Black Bolt; but I beg to differ. Here's a few reasons why:
We know there's an Inhuman movie coming:
We know there's an Inhumans movie coming, and I'm 100% sure that the Royal Family will be introduced into that movie. In fact, I'm near positive we'll see the Royal Family before the Inhumans movie. So, how cool would it be for the Royal Family to appear in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. which would then open countless story ideas and sub-plots. I'm confident that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would become the best superhero TV show ever made.
Kevin Feige talks Inhumans:
We really do believe the Inhumans can be a franchise or a series of franchise unto themselves. They have dozens of powers and an amazing social structure.
Now I don't know about you, but imagine that the Inhumans movie is say two and a half hours long, which is approximately the length of most superhero movies. How would you build an ancient civilization, one that's lasted thousands and thousands of years, in one movie? Kevin Feige himself said it would have to be a franchise or series of franchise. So why not introduce them in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and then pull an Avengers stunt for the Inhumans movie?
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is [The Inhumans](movie:910490).
That doesn't even make sense. You're right. Or does it? Look at Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1. It's primarily about what? Turns out, one of the main focuses is Phil Coulson's resurrection and project T.A.H.I.T.I. Oh by the way, project T.A.H.I.T.I. has everything to do with the Inhumans and Kree blood. What is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 2 about? The entire thing is about the Inhumans, Skye, and Terrigenesis. So essentially, instead of watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we're watching the Inhumans start. Marvel has just tricked us into thinking it's about S.H.I.E.L.D. by employing eagle symbols, Phil Coulson, and occasional quinjets.
Summing It Up
I know; when I get started writing and fan-theorizing, I can't stop. It wasn't supposed to be this complicated and long. Basically, I think we're about to see the Inhuman Royal Family on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I think it could make for the best season finale ever, and it would make Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s ratings sky-rocket.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!