Over the last few years, Marvel Comics have been focusing in on the Inhumans. During the "Infinity" event, a Terrigen Bomb was detonated over New York, triggering the process known as Terrigenesis in anybody with an Inhuman gene - and writer Charles Soule and artist Joe Madureira used this as a chance to introduce a wide range of new characters. One of those Inhumans has just been cast for Season 3 of Marvel's [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.](tag:722469)!
To be played by NFL football player turned actor Matt Willig, Lash has been described as "a monstrous Inhuman whose loyalties remain ambiguous". But cast your eye to 2014's Inhuman #1, and you might just get a few hints of the role Lash could play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Lash is introduced as a powerful character whose Inhuman society saw Terrigenesis as a privilege. Only those who were deemed worthy should be subjected to Terrigenesis; when the Terrigen Bomb triggered Inhuman genes across the world, Lash began a quest to acquire and 'test' any new Inhumans, establishing their worth. If he deemed them unworthy - they died.
At the end of Season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Terrigen found its way into seafood, and the potential is there for men and women across the world to spontaneously undergo Terrigenesis. It's similar to the comics' Terrigen Bomb, albeit on a smaller scale. But it might still be enough to bring a character like Lash into play, as he travels the world and seeks to test these new Inhumans. We also have to wonder what he'd make of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s own Inhumans, Daisy and Lincoln. Who knows whether he'd judge them worthy or not!
One thing's for sure; all this is a massive compliment to Charles Soule and Joe Madureira, with a character created just last year hitting the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. bases their character on Soule and Madureira's design, then we could be in for a fun ride...