It’s no question that this upcoming fourth Season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be breath-taking. Day after day it’s becoming more plausible that Ghost Rider will appear on the show, and based on the last scenes from Season 3’s finale there’s a lot that can happen, from resurrections to Netflix crossovers. Last time, we spoke on the subject of how Daisy could be forming her own team after departing from S.H.I.E.L.D. We explored how Joey Gutierrez could return and side with Daisy, but, what if Joey isn't the only one?
The New Secret Warriors?
The Inhuman situation is not over, so it’s likely we’ll be seeing some new faces in Season 4. Carlos Ayala, Robert Gomorra and Druid could be our new group of warriors. Before Marvel re-branded their line of comic books with All-New All-Different Marvel in 2015, the mentioned heroes were part of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Secret Warriors in the 2009–2011 comic book series Secret Warriors. Nick Fury formed three “Caterpillar” teams, essentially three divisions of the Secret team, with Daisy leading the main one. In the article "Daisy And The Ghost Rider," we discussed how it’s likely that Daisy is not alone in her rogue adventures, and in the article "Who Will Be The Villain In Season 4?," we discussed why and how, concluding that Daisy is not demolishing banks and bridges, but rather saving the day and collecting money on the go. It makes sense that she is not doing it alone.
Moreover, It makes perfect sense that Carlos Ayala, Robert Gomorra and/or Druid along with Joey Gutierrez are part of the ride.
Who Are Carlos Ayala And Robert Gomorra?
To some, Carlos Ayala and Robert Gomorra may be unknown names. Carlos and Robert first appeared as part of Nick Fury’s Secret Warriors team in the 2011 comic. Carlos had telekinetic abilities while Robert Gomorra had in his possession a mystical artifact called the Amulet of Abbadon, which granted him remarkable abilities like opening portals. With the upcoming Doctor Strange, the latter might be one Secret Warrior that we could see in Season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In the comics, Gomorra's history has not been touched upon in detail, giving liberty to the show to work around the character (maybe introduce him as an Inhuman). This was done with Daisy in Season 1 and mid-way through Season 2 when she was known as Skye. The show could’ve basically made Skye into any hero from the comics they wanted, because Skye was virtually unknown in the comic universe. Eventually the writers of the show decided to make her Daisy Johnson/Quake. The same can be applied to the character of Carlos Ayala.
Since his history is vague like Gomorra's, why not tie him in with the story of Yo-Yo (Slingshot) or Joey Gutierrez, even Robbie Reyes, the Ghost Rider? As a Latin American myself, I love the way Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is incorporating the Latin culture with characters like Gutierrez and Yo-Yo. Adding a new face to the Latin mix would be fantastic. Ayala could be introduced as an Inhuman and form part of Daisy’s potential new Secret Warriors. He could also be the link that could introduce us to Ava Ayala a.k.a. White Tiger in the MCU — if they are in fact related (They could create the family tie in the show). Back to Gomorra, apart from Ghost Rider, he and his Amulet of Abaddon could be a new mystical aspect the show can explore upon the premiere of Doctor Strange this November. As for Druid, if not by Robert Gomorra, then he could ultimately be the tie-in aspect that will bring together the show with the Sorcerer Supreme.
Who Is Sebastian Druid?
Sebastian Druid, commonly known as Druid, is the son of the sorcerer Doctor Druid. In the comics it is explained that his powers not only come from magic and Celtic spells, but that it’s also part of his DNA, unlike his father. If Druid is present in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. then this can be explained again if he’s made into an Inhuman. Druid and his father could then appear on the show and act as the tie-in piece that’ll connect the show with Doctor Strange. Since his father, Doctor Druid, has come in contact with the Sorcerer Supreme countless times in the comics, then this is a perfect way to tie in Doctor Strange without having any of the cast of the movie appear on the show — though having Benedict Cumberbatch appear in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would be fascinating!
We’ve seen before how actors from the movies have made special guest appearances on the show, like Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders and Jaimie Alexander. It’s sometimes difficult for the studio to make this happen and an alternative for Doctor Strange would be to bring into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. a new mystical character that’s directly connected to the sorcerer.
What do you think? Will we see Carlos Ayala, Robert Gomorra and/or Druid in Season 4? Leave it down in the comments!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 premieres on September 20.