Now, ABC's show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn't always been the greatest show on television, but it has stayed pretty decent, and been pretty solid in the realm of superpowered shows. Well, as we prepare for the third season, Marvel just dropped a huge piece of info on us. Now, we saw in the finale what appeared to be a tease for the Secret Warriors. We see in the final scene Coulson handing a dossier to Skye, and talking to her about forming a team of "powered" individuals like her, to do the more clandestine superhero dealings. I mean, it just would look bad for Iron Man to be caught on an assassination mission. But, let's take a look at the Secret Warriors, shall we?
So, basically, the Secret Warriors were a team of highly-powered S.H.I.E.L.D. agents formed during the Skrull invasion. It's original members are as follows:
- Nick Fury (Founder of the team, and a director of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
- Daisy Johnson, a.k.a. Quake (possesses the ability to control vibrations of atoms, and a director of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
- Alexander Aaron, a.k.a. Phobos (possesses the ability to instill fear in others, as well as pre-cognition.)
- Sebastian Druid, a.k.a. Druid (possesses magical capabilities)
- Yo-Yo Rodriguez, a.k.a. Slingshot (possesses super-human speed and the ability to bounce back to her starting point, as well as prosthetic arms.
- J.T. James, a.k.a. Hellfire (possesses the ability to charge items with fire, and was considered for the title Sorcerer Supreme.)
- Jerry Sledge, a.k.a. Stonewall (possesses superhuman strength and the ability to change size. He can also change the form of his skin, to stone and metal at least.)
- Eden Fesi, a.k.a. Manifold (possesses the ability to warp reality.)
Now, we've seen that most of these people don't exist in the MCU. However, we do have a couple, so let's talk about who might be showing up. And let's start with the people we know work for S.H.I.E.L.D.
Mike Peterson, a.k.a. Deathlok
Changed by Centipede's serum, and turned into a crazy cybernetic super-soldier, Mike Peterson has always been our favourite anti-hero on the show. He's always had a good motive, and he's always tried to do what's right. Obviously, he's been working with Coulson ever since his last appearance on the show. His powers include super-strength, speed, and stamina, as well as weapons built into the system. His cybernetic enhancements give him increased senses, and reflexes.
Daisy Johnson, a.k.a. Skye, a.k.a. Quake
Orphaned, more or less, and an expert hacker, agent, etc., Skye is one of the only characters on the show that can be truly trusted. Her recent encounter with the Terrigen mists gave her the ability to feel, control, and change the vibrations of just about everything. While this manifests itself in the breaking of glass, or the ground, in the comics, the power was so precise that it shattered a bomb implanted in another hero's heart without killing them.
Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird
Now, the situation at S.H.I.E.L.D. is a little funky, but, Coulson is still in charge, and Mockingbird is still swinging. Yes, she doesn't have powers, but her skill rivals that of Hawkeye, at least traditionally. She might not be in the team, but I could totally see her joining them for missions on occasion.
Phil Coulson, a.k.a. the Big Cheese
The protagonist of the show, and the current director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Besides having Kree blood in his veins, his mission has always been focused on super-powered heroes, whether it be the Avengers Initiative, or the search for the Kree city, or the attempt to protect and find powered individuals. He has no powers, but his combat skills and mental ability are power enough.
Now, at the end, Coulson is still in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D. He unlikely would take an active role in this team, but would act as a Director would, from the sidelines. So, how's the team looking so far? Well, the only confirmed member is Skye, but, the other two probably will be recruited, and Marvel has already said that they will introduce new characters to fill in spots on the team. Here's an excerpt from the pre-SDCC press release:
"Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." returns for a powerful third season introducing new friends and foes inspired by the critically acclaimed SECRET WARRIORS comic series. In the aftermath of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s battle with Jiaying and the Inhumans, Director Coulson will search the world for more powered people and assemble an extraordinary new team to deal with threats unlike the world has ever seen. However, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will soon find out they're not the only ones tracking down these new Inhumans.
You can read the entire article, which contains some neat things if you're headed to SDCChere.
So, Secret Warriors are headed for the MCU. Will they be the team to spark the CIvil War? What role will they play once the action starts? Will Coulson follow his government, or Captain America? I suppose that Season 3 will tell us.