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|For the 2013 timeline altered by the Avengers, see 2013|
- "In ancient times, people believed the heavens were filled with gods and monsters and magical worlds. Then, as time passed, those beliefs faded into myth and folklore. But now we know the stories are true. Other worlds, with names like Asgard, do exist. And beings once revered as gods, like Thor, have returned, leaving us with more questions, and... an enormous mess to clean up."
- ―Jemma Simmons[src]
This is a timeline of events that occurred in 2013.
- 1 2013
- 1.1 January
- 1.2 February
- 1.3 March
- 1.4 April
- 1.5 May
- 1.6 June
- 1.7 July
- 1.8 August
- 1.9 September
- 1.10 October
- 1.11 November
- 1.12 December
- 2 Behind the Scenes
- 3 References
- In a therapy session, Tony Stark recounts the events of Aldrich Killian's War to Bruce Banner, but after he finishes his story, he realizes Banner has fallen asleep.
- Ghost kills a man who shoots at her on a mission for S.H.I.E.L.D., under the promise that in return, S.H.I.E.L.D. will help find her a cure to heor molecular disequilibrium.
- The Outsider by Shooter Jennings, Wild & Lonesome by Shooter Jennings feat. Patty Griffin, and The Other Life by Shooter Jennings are released on an album.
- Robbery at the Hub:
- Now partnering with Groot, Rocket Raccoon arrives at Hub without money and desperate for a job in order to buy fuel for their vehicle.
- Fortunately, they are hired by Sqqd'li, under the orders of his employer the crime lord Zade Scraggot, in order to retrieve a package being held in the highly secure "Uptown" section of the station for 1000 Credits. Rocket and Groot successfully retrieve the package, but upon discovering that the package contains a family of sentient Scalluscs, a snail-like creature that Scraggot was planning on harvesting for their shells (and upon learning that the Scalluscs have money and could double Scraggot's pay), Rocket and Groot rescues them from their cruel fate after a brief scuffle with Zade Scraggot and his men.
- New York City Police Department Detectives Carl Hoffman and Christian Blake are approached by James Wesley, who offers them a job to work for Wilson Fisk and cover up his illegal activities and tie up any of his loose ends in exchange for money.
- Working at the Brooklyn Suicide Prevention Center, Benjamin Poindexter gets a call from someone named Craig. He starts following the hotline script he has been given, and is pleased when the coworker he has become obsessed with, Julie Barnes, walks by and tells him he is doing amazingly.
- Once Barnes is gone, however, Poindexter abandons the script. He becomes interested in Craig's gun, and starts to suggest that instead of taking his own life, Craig perhaps consider instead killing his stepfather causing him his pain. Before he can finish, however, Barnes passes again, and Poindexter reverts to the script.
- Victor Stein and his son, Chase, discuss Chase's lacrosse game later in the day. Victor says he will try to attend.
- Chase Stein's lacrosse match occurs, but Victor does not attend.
- Victor Stein picks up his son from the match. He notes that Chase won, but Chase expresses his annoyance that his father did not come to the game, which was the city championship. Chase says his father's accolades are ridiculous for a man like him, and Victor angrily lashes out, knocking his son's head against the car window.
- The Cronut is introduced.
- The Great Gatsby is released in the United States of America.
- John Donahue is taken by the Church of Gibborim's runaway project and given help, but also considered by Leslie Dean as a candidate for the next Rite of Blood sacrifice.
- Cybertek Technologies finishes the construction of the Cybertek Prosthetic Leg, as part of Project Deathlok.
- Despite insisting that he did not commit the crime, Carl Lucas receives a long sentence in Seagate Prison. Unbeknownst to him, he was set up by Willis Stryker.
- 12-year-olds Chase Stein, Alex Wilder, Gert Yorkes, Nico Minoru, and Karolina Dean play Twister together.
- During his first day, Lucas meets Albert Rackham, who starts to shown an interest in Lucas. Lucas mocks Rackham, and Rackham punches him in the gut, taunting him about how he used to be a sheriff. Rackham then sends Lucas, as well as the other prisoners, back to their cells. Lucas spends the rest of the night saying his name over and over to remember who he is, and to get through prison time.
- Frank Castle and Billy Russo watch a little league game of baseball. Russo tells Castle that he used to love baseball, but that it was ruined for him when Arthur Walsh, from the Ray of Hope home, started trying to molest him when playing. Castle says that he deserved a better upbringing, but they agree that he has grown into a really resistant person.
- James and Etta Lucas visit their son, Carl Lucas, in Seagate Penitentiary. James blames the stress of Carl's incarceration for Etta's diminishing health and has them leave prematurely, and Carl would never see Etta again.
- Frank, Maria, Frank Jr., and Lisa Castle go to the Central Park carousel with family friend Billy Russo. Russo begins to joke with the children and tells the story of the outlaw "Billy the Kid", who he claims he was named after. Lisa notes that since he is an orphan, he cannot know who he was named after, and he laughs at his mistake. Maria happily reminds him that they are all his family now.
- Frank Castle takes his children, Lisa and Frank Jr., to see the Statue of Liberty. While on the ferry, Frank recites a nonsense poem, prompting mockery from Frank Jr., while Lisa enjoys it an continues the poem. They see the statue, and Frank Jr. implies that Frank fights in the army so that he could kill people, causing Frank to lash out at him.
- Nick Fury gives Phil Coulson the Bus before he is set to assemble his new team.
- Michael Peterson, a test subject from the Centipede Project, witnesses an explosion while out shopping with his son Ace. He enters the building and saves a woman named Debbie, the doctor who implanted the Centipede Device which gives Michael superhuman powers. The press and witnesses call Michael the "Hooded Hero".
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Grant Ward retrieves a Chitauri Neural Link from one of Vanchat's safe-houses in Paris, France.
- Maria Hill interviews Grant Ward and assigns him to Phil Coulson's newly created team, along with Agents Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons.
- Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons meet with Phil Coulson, who talks to them about their past experiments, including the time Fitz and Simmons blew up a Quinjet in order to prove that algae could power it. Fitz tries to blame it on Simmons, but they argue about it as Coulson watches. Coulson tells them that they have been recommended for his field team, and Simmons finds Coulson inspiring and is delighted to join, convincing Fitz.
- Skye, now a member of the Rising Tide hacktivist group, warns Michael Peterson about S.H.I.E.L.D..
- Coulson asks fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Melinda May to join his team and pilot the Bus.
- Skye airs a Rising Tide transmission, and is soon apprehended by Coulson and Ward. After an unsuccessful interrogation, Coulson gives Ward a truth serum, making him reveal secrets to Skye and earning her trust.
- May, Fitz and Simmons analyze the explosion site, determine it was a laboratory, and retrieve valuable forensic data using the specialized D.W.A.R.F.s.
- Michael Peterson tries to convince his former boss to re-hire him. When denied, Peterson loses his temper and attacks his boss while wrecking the factory.
- Michael visits Debbie in the hospital. She reprimands him for exposing her and the Centipede Project. Later that evening, he kidnaps Skye.
- Fitz, Simmons and Skye digitally replicate the events leading up to the explosion. They discover the nature of the Centipede Device: it contains an experimental Super-Soldier Serum made from the Extremis virus, and the explosion was caused by a patient succumbing to Extremis' side effects.
- Michael Peterson makes Skye delete all files about his identity. She seizes the opportunity to hack S.H.I.E.L.D.'s secure channel and warn Coulson's Team.
- Chase of Michael Peterson:
- Phil Coulson and Grant Ward arrive at Union Station in Los Angeles to confront Peterson, while Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons find a way to stabilize the Extremis in his body. Debbie orders an operative to kill Peterson, but he is incapacitated by Melinda May.
- Grant Ward shoots Peterson with the Night-Night Gun, a non-lethal weapon that renders him unconscious and stabilizes the Extremis.
- Phil Coulson and Skye take Ace Peterson to his aunt Mindy's house. Afterwards, Coulson asks Skye to join his team, and Grant Ward informs them of the discovery of an 0-8-4 in Peru.
- Coulson and Skye arrive at a S.H.I.E.L.D. airport and board the Bus. Coulson informs the rest of the team of his decision to add Skye to their roster.
- Coulson's team arrives in Peru to investigate an 0-8-4 (an object of unknown origin) found in a pre-Inca temple.
- After a preliminary examination, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons determine the 0-8-4 is a weapon made by HYDRA scientists in the 1940s using Tesseract energy. Meanwhile, Grant Ward and Melinda May are attacked by Comandante Camilla Reyes and the Policia Militar del Perú, but Reyes recognizes Coulson and orders her soldiers to stand down.
- Jessica Jones resigns her job in an office job.
- Jones meets Trish Walker in a bar. Walker is harassed by a man who remembers her for her program. The man is challenged by Jones to see who is stronger for a large sum of money. Jones wins the bet.
- Ambush at the Llactapata Temple: Peruvian rebels attack the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and Policia Militar de Peru soldiers at the archaeological site, forcing them to flee to the Bus and take flight.
- Hijacking and Retaking of the Bus: At night, Reyes betrays Coulson and takes over the Bus, tying the rest of the team up in the cargo area at the plane's rear.
- At Walker's apartment, Trish Walker, who knows about the powers of Jones, tells her that she has to use them for good, to become a superhero. Walker gives Jones a suit and tells her to use the alias "Jewel". Jones rejects the idea.
- Carl Lucas is sent to an intervention, along his prison mates, given by counselor Reva Connors.
- Connors tries to get as many inmates as possible to change, by having them tell how they ended up in prison in the first place. After hearing Squabbles' testimony, she then talks with Lucas, revealing that he was a former cop while he worked in Savannah, which he confirms.
- After the intervention, Squabbles tells Lucas that Connors is a good person and that she does not want to cause them harm. However, due to his personal experience, Lucas claims that you cannot trust anybody.
- Frank Castle and Billy Russo begin a 15-month deployment in Kandahar, Afghanistan, assigned to a squad known as Operation Cerberus. Unbeknown to Castle, it is a corrupt assassination program funded by illegal heroin operations, and Russo himself, Castle's best friend, is helping the men leading it in secret.
- William Rawlins, anonymously going by "Agent Orange", and Ray Schoonover brief the Cerberus Squad on the need to obey them unequivocally in the following year, and Castle and Russo are appointed team leaders.
- Castle and Russo spend leisure time together and meet a soldier called Gunner Henderson. They talk about the briefing, and Russo points out that Agent Orange did not even give them a name, but when Castle suggests this is suspicious, Russo says that it is not their place to question their leaders.
- Coulson's Team breaks free from their bonds and uses the Peruvian 0-8-4 to detonate a hole in a side of the Bus, recovering the plane and saving Phil Coulson. Camilla Reyes and her remaining soldiers are apprehended.
- The team arrives at the Slingshot, a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. facility where Reyes and her soldiers are taken into custody.
- Skye contacts fellow Rising Tide member Miles Lydon to inform him she has successfully infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Nick Fury reprimands Coulson for the damage caused to the Bus, but Coulson defends his team's actions.
- Grant Ward starts training Skye to become a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
- Franklin Hall leaks information about an upcoming transfer to have Ian Quinn capture him, as part of a plot to foil Quinn's plans to exploit the properties of Gravitonium.
- Kidnapping of Franklin Hall: While on route to a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility, the convoy transporting Franklin Hall is attacked by Ian Quinn's men using a Gravitonium powered device that elevates Agent Mack's truck and crashes it. Hall is kidnapped.
- Phil Coulson informs his team of Hall's kidnapping, and they plot his rescue.
- At the crime scene, Coulson's team interview Mack about the incident. Jemma Simmons discovers one of the Gravity Field Generators used in the attack.
- Phil Coulson and Grant Ward interrogate Todd Chesterfield, who sold construction equipment to Franklin Hall's kidnappers.
- Tracing back the gold bricks he was paid with, the team discovers they came from a mine owned by Ian Quinn.
- In Malta, Quinn reunites with his former colleague Hall, informing him of his discovery of a large cluster of Gravitonium (a substance formerly believed to be theoretical) and asking him to help complete a giant Gravity Field Generator. Hall tries to convince him the generator is too dangerous to use, but Quinn is undeterred.
- On the way to Malta, Leo Fitz discusses theories about the nature of Gravitonium with the rest of the team. They plan to infiltrate Quinn's mansion and Skye volunteers to go in, forging a party invitation.
- Grant Ward helps Skye prepare for her infiltration mission, and shares the personal reason why he became a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative: As children, his older brother Christian was abusive to both him and their younger brother.
- Coulson's Team arrives in Malta and plans the details of the mission.
- Infiltration into Ian Quinn's Mansion:
- Skye infiltrates the party with the remote back-up of Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons, and Melinda May. She is greeted by Ian Quinn himself, who knows she is part of the Rising Tide and offers her a spot in his company.
- Quinn delivers a speech to his guests and shareholders, and reveals his plans to develop Gravitonium-based devices.
- Skye sneaks into Quinn's mansion to hack into the Neodymium Laser Fencing control system, allowing Ward and Phil Coulson entrance into the compound. Quinn catches her and assumes she is trying to find information to leak online. She informs him of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s vigilance to keep his trust, while Fitz remotely hacks the laser fencing.
- Inside the compound, Coulson searches Franklin Hall's laboratory while Ward rescues Skye. When Coulson finds him, Hall reveals he actually planned his own kidnapping in order to destroy the Gravitonium. As they struggle, the Gravity Field Generator starts disrupting gravity fields in its proximity. Realizing the Gravitonium has begun to disrupt gravity, Quinn orders his helicopter to be prepared for an evacuation. Coulson tries to convince Hall not to destroy the generator, but he is forced to let Hall fall into the Gravitonium cluster to stop it from activating and save hundreds of lives.
- On the Bus, Melinda May asks Phil Coulson to promote her back to a field operative, both by commission to the team and her desire to watch over him.
- Albert Rackham, Shades, and Comanche start to spy on Lucas, who is working out in the courtyard, with Rackham guessing that Lucas had angered someone and was sent here to rot.
- The Gravitonium cluster is transferred to the Fridge, and stored with no recorded entry and no access granted. Unknown to anyone, Franklin Hall is still alive and trapped inside the Gravitonium.
- Rackham, Shades and Comanche decide to keep tabs on Lucas, wanting to see if he is unbreakable.
- That night, while sleeping, Lucas is attacked by Shades and Comanche, as Rackham watches. Lucas manages to defeat them, as the guards arrive to stop the brief conflict. Rackham, impressed by Lucas' abilities, says that he is a gladiator.
- Carl Lucas is locked in solitary confinement, where he spends hours sitting alone, considering why he is being targeted.
- Jones gets a new job, working at a cheap sandwich shop where she was forced to wear a large sandwich costume and hand out fliers. During her time working, Jones saves a girl from being hit by a car. Hearing the girl's gratitude and knowing she had made a difference has a big impact of Jones' mentality towards becoming a hero.
- Kidnapping of Jessica Jones:
- Kilgrave is walking with two beautiful women under his control, where he witnesses Jessica Jones display incredible strength while saving Malcolm Ducasse from muggers.
- Fascinated by Jones' powers, Kilgrave orders the two women to leave and focuses his attention on Jones, asking her about her powers. He comments on what a beautiful woman Jones is, although he was not fond of her clothing and orders her to smile before taking her under his control. Over the next few months Kilgrave keeps Jones as his prisoner.
- Former S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Akela Amador performs a seemingly impossible jewel theft in the subway of Stockholm, Sweden, after performing similar thefts in Milan and Monte Carlo. Phil Coulson investigates the series of thefts, believing Amador could be responsible.
- In Stockholm, Coulson's team search the crime scene, and Skye confirms Akela Amador as the perpetrator.
- The team traces Amador to the town of Zloda, Belarus, where she is using the stolen diamonds to buy a prox card and infiltrate the Todorov Building. The team separates, with Melinda May staying in the Bus, Phil Coulson and Grant Ward actively searching for Amador, and Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and Skye performing a digital search of Amador in a van nicknamed "Short Bus".
- Skye and Fitz hack into an unknown broadcast showing their van in what looks like X-Ray vision. Amador attacks and overturns the van to escape their observation.
- Reunited at the Bus, the team analyzes the situation and determines the unknown broadcast to be Amador's point of view, through a Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant used to control her.
- May uncovers Amador's location and goes to confront her alone. They fight, and Coulson intervenes, rendering Amador unconscious with a pistol-version of the Night-Night Gun.
- Akela Amador wakes up in the Bus' detention cell with Phil Coulson, who asks about her situation and tries to determine the identity of Amador's handler.
- Infiltration into Todorov Building:
- Skye hijacks the Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant signal while Grant Ward completes Amador's infiltration mission using a set of glasses mimicking the eye implant.
- He finds the true target of the infiltration mission, a series of symbols of seemingly alien origin. Ward's ruse is discovered as he flees the building.
- Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz perform surgery on Amador to remove her eye implant.
- Melinda May traces Amador's handler, to whom she refers as the "Englishman" because he uses British English words and phrases in his commands. When Coulson confronts him, the fail-safe in the Englishman's own eye implant activates, killing him instantly.
- Despite being jailed and waiting for a trial, Amador feels liberated by the removal of her eye implant, and thanks Coulson for his help.
- Ward and Fitz play poker, with Fitz attempting to cheat by using the Backscatter Glasses.
- After a long time, Rackham visits Lucas in solitary confinement, complimenting his fighting abilities. He makes him an offer that if he can fight other convicts, it will benefit both of them, promising to bring Lucas money, extra rations, and even conjugal visits. Despite Rackham's promises and the threat of future attacks, Lucas compares the offer to slavery, and declines. Rackham just leaves him in his cell for even longer.
- Search for the Crown of Fools: In Asgard, a legion of birds attack the home of the Asgardians. The Warriors Three and Lady Sif manage to defeat them, the birds escape and the group, now with Thor, follows them in to an ancient castle where each of Thor's friends is corrupted by their heart's desire, everyone except Thor who finds the responsible for the recent events, a Frost Giant who can use Magic by wearing the Crown of Fools. However, Thor manages to defeat him and releases his friends from the hallucinations.
- Etta Lucas passes away while her son, Carl, is still incarcerated.
- Kidnapping of Chan Ho Yin: In Hong Kong, street magician Chan Ho Yin is seduced by a mysterious woman named Raina. He reveals his pyrokinetic powers to her, but she kidnaps him.
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Quan Chen (Chan Ho Yin's Index case agent) informs Coulson's Team of Chan's disappearance, and the Rising Tide's role in his profile leaking.
- Chan wakes up in a strange place, with Raina offering him both the chance to increase his powers and an opportunity to be recognized for his gift, giving him the codename "Scorch".
- Arrest of Miles Lydon:
- Skye tracks the Rising Tide hacker back to Austin, Texas, and identifies him as Miles Lydon. The team arrives in Austin and tries to catch Lydon, but, unbeknownst the rest of the team, Skye is Lydon's girlfriend, and warns him in advance that S.H.I.E.L.D. are tracking him.
- Melinda May follows Skye to Lydon's house. The team arrests them both while searching for evidence in the house. Lydon confesses the Centipede Project paid him to leak the information about Chan.
- Raina takes Chan to a laboratory, where he is injected with a dose of Centipede Serum which amplifies his powers. Debbie, the doctor who implanted Michael Peterson's Centipede Device, orders for blood samples to be taken from Chan so his platelets can be used to stabilize the Extremis in the serum.
- Attack on the Hong Kong Centipede Base:
- Melinda May, Phil Coulson and Quan Chen infiltrate the Centipede laboratory. Chan goes on a rampage, killing Kwan and Debbie. Seeing no other way forward, Coulson and May are forced to kill Chan with an overdose of the Centipede Serum, making him explode.
- Coulson tags Lydon with a Tracking Bracelet and releases him. Afterwards, he demands to know Skye's true reason for joining S.H.I.E.L.D., and she tearfully reveals she joined to find information about her missing parents, because the only evidence she has is a document redacted by S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Chitauri Virus Outbreak: In Wrigley, Pennsylvania, Adam Cross dies from a strange electrical phenomenon while camping with a group of boy scouts.
- Phil Coulson asks Jemma Simmons to run some physical tests on him, because he feels "different" since his death and recovery.
- Chitauri Virus Outbreak:
- Coulson's Team arrives in Wrigley, Pennsylvania and finds Adam Cross's body suspended in the air. While examining it, Simmons unknowingly gets infected with a virus of Chitauri origin.
- Leo Fitz detects an electrostatic event, and Coulson, Melinda May and Grant Ward locate another victim on a farm, Frank Whalen, who along with Adam was a volunteer firefighter sent to New York City after the Battle of New York.
- Coulson, May and Ward visit the fire house while Simmons discovers a virus is responsible of the deaths. May finds the source of the virus, a Chitauri Helmet, and Coulson tries to comfort Tony Diaz, another infected firefighter whose death is imminent.
- Chitauri Virus Outbreak:
- The Chitauri Helmet is loaded into the Bus to be transported to the Sandbox.
- Jemma Simmons starts developing a cure for the Chitauri virus, but discovers she herself is infected.
- Phil Coulson is forced to quarantine her inside the laboratory. Together with Leo Fitz, she tries to perfect the cure.
- Chitauri Virus Outbreak:
- Coulson contacts fellow agent Felix Blake, who insists on the importance of delivering the helmet to the Sandbox and instructs him to dispose of any infected person in the Bus.
- Fitz breaks the quarantine and enters the lab to help Simmons in her search for a cure. After seemingly failing, Simmons knocks Fitz out. She prepares to jump off the plane, without knowing the cure tested on their laboratory rats worked. Grant Ward jumps off the plane, catches her in mid-air, and injects her with the cure.
- After rescuing them from the sea, Coulson reprimands Simmons for her attempted suicide.
- Kilgrave's powers only last 12 hours after he speaks, and one day no order is given so Jessica Jones became free of Kilgrave for a few seconds. She considers jumping off the balcony and escaping, but before she can, Kilgrave orders her to step down, putting her under his control again. When he questions why she initially had not listened to him he decided to punish her by ordering her to cut off her ear. However, when she begins to obey Kilgrave again, he changes his mind and chooses to hug her close instead as his anger subsides.
- At the Sandbox, Felix Blake takes the helmet and warns Coulson that even he cannot disobey direct orders. While leaving, Blake also notes the change in Coulson's attitude since his death and recovery.
- Carl Lucas is released from solitary confinement.
- Lucas visits the courtyard, where he sees Comanche.
- Enraged by what happened, Lucas decides to attack him, but he is stopped by Squabbles, who tells him the best way to survive Seagate is to stay away from trouble. They start a friendship.
- Phil Coulson allows himself to be captured and sent to an underground prison in Siberia to retrieve Agent Shaw, who was undercover posing as a torturer. They escape with help from Grant Ward and Melinda May.
- Coulson's Team delivers intel gathered by Agent Shaw and classified as Clearance Level 8 to the Hub.
- Infiltration into the Overkill Facility:
- Agent Victoria Hand informs Phil Coulson, Grant Ward and Melinda May about a weapon created by South Ossetian separatists, the Overkill Device. She requests Ward and Leo Fitz to infiltrate South Ossetia and disable the weapon.
- Ward and Fitz try to reach Ward's contacts in South Ossetia, but are captured. Thanks to Fitz's resourcefulness, they gain the trust of a local mob to help them cross the border.
- Hand and Coulson discuss his recovery, and he realizes he has a programmed response to the mention of Tahiti.
- Skye tries to hack into the Hub's mainframe with the help of Jemma Simmons. Agent Jasper Sitwell almost catches Simmons, and in a state of panic she renders him unconscious. While hacking, Skye chooses to check the status of Ward's and Fitz's mission, rather than seize the opportunity to search for information about her parents, but discovers the infiltration does not include an extraction team.
- Grant Ward and Leo Fitz locate the Overkill Device, and realize there will not be an extraction. Both decide to stay and finish the mission together, escaping with the help of a modified version of the Device. While S.H.I.E.L.D. teams start raiding the compound, Coulson's Team arrive in the Bus to extract Ward and Fitz.
- Phil Coulson tells Skye about her parent's file, redacted by the agent that dropped her at the orphanage. Nevertheless, he keeps certain secrets about the file, and asks Melinda May to help him uncover the truth. Later, he tries to obtain the file about his death and recovery in Tahiti, but is denied access.
- Blockbuster LLC gets defunct.
- The Convergence begins, causing the formation of portals connecting the Nine Realms. Erik Selvig, now mentally unstable after being subjected to Loki's mind control, detects signs of the event and travels to Stonehenge to research it.
- Selvig also contacts Jane Foster and Darcy Lewis to assist him in his studies.
- Jane Foster and Darcy Lewis arrive in London, but are unable to locate Erik Selvig.
- Battle of Vanaheim: Thor's army, including Skurge, arrives in Vanaheim, the birthplace of Hogun and the final realm they must save. They defeat the Marauders who have been terrorizing the area, and Hogun decides to stay among his people while the rest of the army goes back to Asgard.
- In the Asgardian evening, several hours after the army's victory in Vanaheim, a feast is held to celebrate.
- Meanwhile, it is the late morning in London, and Jane Foster goes on a date with a man named Richard Madison.
- Darcy Lewis interrupts the date with her intern Ian Boothby to tell Foster of bizarre atmospheric occurrences, which are actually signs of the Convergence. They take Foster to a nearby factory, where they meet three children named John, Navid, and Maddie.
- Erik Selvig ends up streaking around Stonehenge naked and is then arrested and taken to a mental ward in London. The incident is filmed for ITV News.
- The children show them many objects around the factory are disappearing in mid-air, and even floating. Foster separates from the group and accidentally falls through a portal into the hiding place of the Aether, which infects her with its power.
- In Asgard, Thor leaves the merriment to visit Heimdall, who discovers that the Convergence is taking place. Heimdall realizes he cannot locate Foster, and Thor decides to travel to Earth to find her.
- Foster then falls into another portal which returns her to London, having been gone for 5 hours.
- Thor and Jane Foster reunite on Earth. A police officer tries to apprehend Foster for trespassing in the abandoned factory, but when he touches her arm, the Aether attacks him with a blast of energy.
- A concerned Thor takes Foster to Asgard.
- An Asgardian doctor, Eir, tries to discover what has happened to Foster. Odin does not approve of Thor bringing a human to Asgard, but recognizes the infection as the Aether.
- The reappearance of the Aether causes Malekith and his army to awaken from their five thousand-year sleep. His second in command, Algrim, volunteers to become one of the Kursed to increase his strength.
- As morning arrives on Asgard, Algrim is arrested by the Asgardians.
- Frigga projects herself into Loki's cell to talk to him. She is disheartened to see that he has not read the books she sent him. Loki asserts that Odin and Thor do not care about him, and points out that Odin is not his father, then extending that to hurt her by saying she is not his mother.
- Frigga dissipates her projection as Thor, elsewhere, approaches her in the flesh. Frigga explains that she does not regret teaching Loki magic. Thor tells her he wants to inform Odin about the Nine Realms being at peace, but Frigga says that Odin is not there, and will be where he is "most at ease".
- Loki tosses a cup up and down in his cell.
- Jane Foster is given a blue dress by an Asgardian maiden. She asks if they have anything with pants, but they do not understand, and she accepts it.
- Frigga walks with her maidens. She instructs them to get Loki soup and astronomy books in the hope of cheering him up in his cell.
- Frigga continues to walk with her maidens.
- Jane Foster wakes from a rest in Asgard, and sits up. She then looks around her room.
- Foster pushes the rest of the covers off and stands up. She picks up her blue dress and heads out.
- Foster steps outside and looks over the majesty of Asgard.
- Thor finds Jane Foster roaming the streets, fascinated by everything she sees, in particular a floating, moving metal orb. Thor explains that to them, all it is a ball that children on the street are using for play.
- Thor explains to Foster that she may have found a point where the borders between worlds were blurred by the Convergence. They end up kissing, and Thor insists he will find a way to save her. They are interrupted by the arrival of Frigga, who Thor introduces.
- Sacking of Asgard:
- Inside the dungeons, Loki continues to toss a cup up and down. Algrim uses his newly gained strength to free the other prisoners, including Lorelei, who has been imprisoned for over 600 years. While Loki stays in his cell, he informs Algrim of the easiest route out of the dungeons. Malekith and the rest of the Dark Elves arrive in Asgard, and reuniting with Algrim they search for Jane Foster. Frigga hides Foster and makes a temporary duplicate of her. Malekith and Algrim confront Frigga in her chambers, but when they discover the duplicate of Foster is not real, they kill Frigga.
- Witnessing his mother's death, Thor strikes Malekith with a lightning bolt from Mjølnir, leaving a permanent scar on the right side of his face. The Dark Elves retreat, finding no trace of Foster.
- Late at night on Asgard, the Asgardians hold a funeral for all their fallen warriors. Thor asks Odin if he can get revenge on the Dark Elves for their attack. In deep sorrow for the loss of his wife, Odin refuses. Thor makes a plot against Odin's wishes with Heimdall, Sif, Volstagg, and Fandral to free Loki, who has knowledge of portals other than the Bifrost Bridge.
- In the afternoon in London, Erik Selvig explains the Convergence to the patients in his mental ward, one of whom is the Watcher Informant.
- The morning after the Sacking of Asgard and Frigga's death, the Asgardians discuss how best to recuperate and their next course of action.
- In London, Darcy Lewis tries to call S.H.I.E.L.D., but they do not return her call. She and Boothby then see the evening news about Selvig's arrest, and decide to get him out of his mental ward.
- Thor approaches Heimdall about a secret plan he wishes to enact to save Foster and Asgard. Heimdall agrees to help, and Thor makes plans with Sif and the Warriors Three.
- Thor frees Loki from the dungeons and takes him to a ship the Dark Elves left behind. Taking Jane Foster with them, they abandon the ship and transfer onto a flying boat steered by Fandral. While Fandral jumps off the boat to fend off a group of Asgardian soldiers, Thor, Loki, and Jane fly through the portal and arrive in Svartalfheim.
- Darcy Lewis and Ian Boothby get Erik Selvig out of the mental hospital so he can help them.
- Second Battle of Svartalfheim:
- Thor, Loki, and Jane devise a plan to make the Dark Elves think Loki will betray Thor. To gain the trust of the Elves, Loki uses magic to make them think he has stabbed Thor and cut his hand off.
- Malekith extracts the Aether from Jane, but while Thor tries to destroy the Aether by striking it with Mjølnir, it only reconstructs itself. Algrim stabs Loki in the chest, but he uses Algrim's own weapon to kill him. Loki survives the wound, but tricks Thor into thinking he is dead.
- Thor and Jane travel around Svartalfheim and enter a cave. In London, Richard Madison calls Jane, and oddly manages to get service. Foster answers the phone call and finds a portal in the cave, which takes them back to London.
- Thor and Foster regroup with Lewis, Boothby, and Selvig. They deduce that the area where the Convergence will take full effect is Greenwich, meaning it will also be the area where Malekith tries to plunge the Nine Realms into eternal darkness.
- In Svartalfheim, Loki finds a portal to Asgard and uses magic to trick Odin and claim the throne.
- Battle of Greenwich:
- Thor, Jane Foster, Darcy Lewis, Ian Boothby, and Erik Selvig put four sensors around Greenwich. Malekith and his army arrive in the city and begin their assault.
- Thor and Malekith fight, but constantly fall through portals to other realms. The Royal Air Force retaliate against the Dark Elves; two of their jets fly through a portal to Vanaheim, but eventually find their way back to Greenwich.
- During their battle, Thor and Malekith are briefly transported to Jotunheim, where a Frost Beast follows them and becomes stranded on Earth. Malekith and his ship are involuntarily teleported back to Svartalfheim, and the wreckage of the ship crushes him. With the battle won, Thor says his goodbyes and returns to Asgard with the Aether.
- Phil Coulson and his team are assigned as part of the S.H.I.E.L.D. clean-up crew after the Battle of Greenwich. Every element with anomalous spectrographic signatures is contained, classified as hazardous material, and marked for transport.
- At Trillemarka National Park, Norway, Jakob Nystrom and Petra Larsen find the first piece of the Berserker Staff.
- Loki, disguised as Odin, tells Thor he did the right thing by disobeying him and offers him the throne of Asgard. Thor declines, preferring instead to stay on Earth with Jane Foster. The disguised Loki allows him go to Earth, leaving him with full control of Asgard.
- Sif and Volstagg go to the museum of the Collector and request he keep the Aether safe, explaining the Tesseract is already being stored on Asgard and it may be dangerous to keep two Infinity Stones together in one realm. He accepts, but unbeknownst to them he is secretly collecting the six Infinity Stones.
- Skirmish at Conjunction's Casino
- Thor and Jane Foster reunite at her team's apartment in London.
- Search for the Berserker Staff:
- Jakob Nystrom and Petra Larsen lead a Norse Paganist Hate Group in a series of riots in the streets of Oslo.
- In Seville, Spain, Coulson consults Elliot Randolph, one of the world's leading experts on Norse mythology. Randolph recounts the story of a warrior from the Asgardian Berserker Army who stayed on Earth, and the properties of his Berserker Staff. 
- S.H.I.E.L.D. investigates Baffin Island in Canada as the possible location of a piece of the Berserker Staff, but they fail to find anything.
- A StatiCorp research and development facility in Batesville, Utah, attempts to use a particle accelerator to create an inter-dimension portal.
- Technician Tobias Ford deliberately loosens bolts on one of the accelerator's couplings, as an excuse to file a safety complaint and see safety inspector Hannah Hutchins, because he has a crush on her. The loose bolts cause the accelerator to malfunction and explode, killing Frank Delacourt, Jack Benson and Arlene Willoughby. Ford is drawn through a portal and becomes stuck in between his own world and another dimension he believes is Hell. He is able to observe what happens in his own world and can partially manifest and manipulate items.
- Search for the Berserker Staff:
- After receiving an update about S.H.I.E.L.D.'s investigation in Baffin Island, Phil Coulson's Team investigates the ruins of an old crypt under the Church of El Divino Niño in Seville, Spain, but the piece of the Berserker Staff is taken by Elliot Randolph. However, Jakob Nystrom, Petra Larsen, and their group attack Randolph and obtain the second piece of the Berserker Staff.
- Grant Ward begins to show behavioral changes as a result of his contact with the Berserker Staff, as well as some degree of super-human strength. He and Phil Coulson interrogate Randolph, who confesses that he is the Berserker warrior from the legend, and reveals the true location of the third piece of the staff. 
- In Norway, Nystrom and Larsen use their two pieces of the staff to give more members of their group super-human strength, while researching the location of the last piece.
- After reading the newspaper Taylor, a convenience store attendant at a gas station in Batesville, Utah, asks Hannah Hutchins if it is true that the accident at the lab is her fault. When she decides not to answer the question Taylor gets angry at her. Unbeknownst to Taylor and Hannah she was being protected by Tobias Ford. Fearing for her live Ford attacked Taylor.
- Surviving his injuries, Elliot Randolph considers starting a new life somewhere else. Coulson recommends he move to Portland.
- Skye tries to get Grant Ward to open up about his past, but he refuses. That evening, he joins Melinda May in her hotel room and spends the night with her.
- Coulson starts having nightmares about his recovery in Tahiti.
- Ward and May sleep together.
- The next morning, Melinda May receives a message about the team's next mission: An Index asset evaluation for a woman in Batesville named Hannah Hutchins, who supposedly has telekinetic powers. 
- Rescue of Hannah Hutchins: At the time the team arrives in Batesville, an angry mob has gathered in front of Hutchins' house. After someone throws an egg at Hutchins, an empty police car almost ran over a member of the mob.
- To get her out of scene without any further incidents, Hutchins is sedated by Melinda May.
- At the factory side, after scanning the area with the D.W.A.R.F.s, Fitz and Simmons decide to prank Skye.
- While transferring Hutchins to the Fridge, the Bus has to make an emergency landing, after someone, who attacked Simmons, sabotaged it.
- On the ground they discover that the mysterious force that caused all the accidents is actually a Particle Acceleration Complex worker named Tobias Ford who is trapped between Earth and "Hell".
- After Ford defeats Grant Ward, May uses Hutchins as bait for Ford in a nearby barn. The team realizes that Ford, who had a crush on Hutchins, is not trying to hurt her, but trying to protect her from those who try to hurt her. 
- At the barn, May manages to defeat Ford and convinces him to let Hutchins go, causing him to disappear to an unknown location.
- Later that evening, while the team is playing a game of Upwords, Fitz comes in with shaving cream on his face, unaware that May was the one who pulled the prank.
- Kidnapping of Sana Amanat: Captain America and Black Widow thwart the Cadre's kidnapping attempt on Professor Sana Amanat in Brooklyn. While there, Steve remembers growing up in the area.
- Rosalind Price is hired as a consultant for special projects by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Edison Po is broken out of Havenworth Federal Penitentiary by Brian Hayward and other Centipede Soldiers.
- Needing help tracking down the Centipede Project, Phil Coulson travels to a S.H.I.E.L.D. Training Facility to recruit new S.H.I.E.L.D. trainee Michael Peterson.
- Coulson's Team tracks down Laura Hayward and traces her cell phone call to Brian to Oakland, California.
- Ambush at the Oakland Centipede Base: Coulson, Peterson, Melinda May and Grant Ward lead an attack on the facility, not knowing that three Centipede soldiers were in cargo bins waiting to strike. They were deployed to attack the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Peterson gets stabbed by a stick causing him severe damage, but despite the injury, he manages to subdue Hayward. May also takes another Centipede soldier down, but he manages to escape with another soldier. Before being interrogated, Hayward is killed using his Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant.
- Kidnapping of Phil Coulson:
- Michael Peterson is persuaded by Coulson to call his son and Raina answers the telephone, wanting Peterson to trade Coulson for Ace's safety.
- Peterson is presumed killed by S.H.I.E.L.D. when he is caught in the explosion that the Centipede Project ignited to facilitate their escape with the captive Coulson.
- Skye is evicted from the Bus by Hand, following advice from Melinda May. She then goes to Los Angeles, steals Lloyd Rathman's car, enters his home, and, with the help of Rathman and his security guards, accesses Rathman's computer to find the Centipede Project.
- Raina takes control of Phil Coulson's interrogation after Edison Po is killed by the Clairvoyant.
- Coulson is persuaded by Raina to use the Theta Brain-Wave Frequency Machine to see what happened during his resurrection. He discovers that Tahiti was a memory implant caused by the Memory Overwriting Machine and Karine transforms into Dr. Goodman, the assistant of Dr. J. Streiten.
- Coulson's Team raids the Mojave Desert hideout holding Coulson and captures Raina.
- Lucas has another intervention with Reva Connors. Connors tells the inmates that they must take responsibility for their own actions, but Lucas decides to return the same question to her. He begins to ask her to tell the inmates about herself, but she declines to do so, saying that it is not her job. He asks Connors if she is doing this out of guilt because of a family member, which causes Connors to abruptly finish the session.
- As the rest of the inmates leave, Connors stops Lucas, confessing that it was her brother, who died in prison, which inspired her to do this job; she felt guilty that she neglected him while she went to get her masters. Lucas feels guilty for asking, but Connors knows that it was only to avoid her questions. Lucas reveals that he is innocent, but that he is guilty of a lot of other things.
- Michael Peterson awakens to learn that he is missing a leg, his eye has been replaced with a Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant, and that he now works for the Clairvoyant.
- Rite of Blood: PRIDE has a meeting, performing their twelfth Rite of Blood ritual, where they sacrifice 18-year-old runaway John Donahue to revitalize Jonah.
- A third intervention is held, where Reva Connors reassures the inmates that the rumors that were being spread about experiments on the other inmates were false.
- Squabbles states that an inmate, Jimmy Quinto, said that he would have gotten a reduced sentence if he went through some experiments, before he was never seen again, and was not reported dead. She tries to shut down the rumors, but Lucas says that she works for Seagate Prison, and so would never admit it.
- When the session finishes, Lucas helps Connors clear up the chairs. When she asks him why he still goes to the sessions, Lucas responds that it is because she gives him hope.
- They are interrupted by Albert Rackham, who takes Lucas to the lounge area and offers more benefits in exchange for fighting for him. Again, Lucas declines the offer, but Rackham gives him an alternative; he tells Comanche to stab someone and blame Squabbles for it.
- Rackham threatens to tear everything apart if he does not fight for him, and Lucas finally agrees. Rackham orders the guards to go easy on Squabbles; Lucas then demands that he needs Squabbles to be by his side.
- Tony Stark is released in the United States of America.
- Carl Lucas begins being trained in boxing by Squabbles.
- Freezing Storm Attacks: After a test, Callie Hannigan visits the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy campus pool with Seth Dormer and another student. Unbeknownst to her, Dormer and Donnie Gill had planted an invention of their own devising, the Atmospheric Moisture Freezing Device in the pool to draw Agent Leo Fitz to the Academy. The pool begins to freeze, and the students rush to escape the pool and survive, only just making it out.
- Chase of Richard Lumley: Phil Coulson and Melinda May chase a lead in Mexico City, capturing former agent Richard Lumley to know more about Skye's past.
- Freezing Storm Attacks
- With the help of Callie Hannigan, Grant Ward and Skye figure out that Donnie Gill is using Leo Fitz to help him create an Atmospheric Moisture Freezing Device for Ian Quinn.
- Donnie Gill and Seth Dormer create a super storm using an Atmospheric Moisture Freezing Device they have completed.
- Dormer is killed by a lightning strike. Gill is arrested and taken to the Sandbox, while demonstrating a freezing power.
- Ian Quinn gets a call from Phil Coulson. During that call, Quinn tells Coulson that the Clairvoyant says hello.
- The Daily Cadet, the student newspaper of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Science and Technology, runs a front-page article about Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz saving Donnie Gill.
- Attack on the Zodiac Cell:
- Kidnapping of Trevor Slattery:
- Posing as a documentary filmmaker, Ten Rings agent Jackson Norriss visits Trevor Slattery in Seagate Prison and interviews him about how he became involved with Aldrich Killian.
- Killing the guards, Norriss reveals he has been ordered to take Slattery to the Mandarin, who is a real terrorist leader and not a fabrication of Killian's as Slattery assumed.
- Lucas and Squabbles enter the arena with Comanche. Lucas notices some cameras directed at the ring, recording the fights between the inmates, and asks if the fights are being handed out. Comanche jokingly welcomes him to the internet.
- Lucas begins the first fight, with Albert Rackham, Noah Burstein, and Shades watching closely from the sidelines, and he knocks out his opponent with ease. Cage goes through the next slew of opponents and knocks them all out, one by one. After the matches, Rackham takes money from the other cops, having bet on Lucas. Lucas would keep fighting successfully over the next few months.
- Chase of the Chitauri Overkill Weapon:
- Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons learn that the weapon is Chitauri-inspired but augmented with Overkill technology.
- Phil Coulson meets with Luca Russo to coordinate a mission against Cybertek.
- Ambush at the Italian Train: Coulson's Team boards a train traveling from Verona to Zagreb because it carries a package that Ian Quinn bought and is being protected by Cybertek-hired mercenaries.
- Michael Peterson is removed from a Hyperbaric Chamber and fitted with a new prosthetic leg.
- He then kills Sofia and the other Cybertek employees who delivered it.
- Infiltration into Ian Quinn's Villa: Skye is shot twice in the abdomen by Quinn. Coulson's team raids Quinn's mansion and places Skye in the hyperbaric chamber.
- Ian Quinn is arrested by Coulson's team.
- Skye is taken to Zurich, Switzerland to see Dr. Jazuat in S.H.I.E.L.D. Trauma Zentrum.
- Garrett's Team boards the Bus after Coulson's team fails to release Quinn to the Fridge.
- Raid of the Guest House: Coulson finds a room marked T.A.H.I.T.I. and is surprised to discover the corpse of an alien marked G.H. that is being drained of its bodily fluids.
- The Guest House is destroyed as Skye is miraculously healed by GH.325.
- Carl Lucas and Squabbles take some time for themselves. They go down to the ring and Lucas proceeds with his training.
Behind the Scenes
- In the comic Young Avengers Vol 2, Issue 8, the Young Avengers from Earth-616 traveled across the Multiverse in order to find their missing teammate, Speed. They arrived at Earth-199999, which is the official designation for the Marvel Cinematic Universe within Marvel's multiverse system.