Ambush on the NYPD Officers
Together with Luke and Cain, Abel traveled to 1931 in order to prevent S.H.I.E.L.D. from being created. They approached three police officers who were expecting a shipment of illegal alcohol from Jimmy Bottles. Two of the officers drew their weapons on the Chronicoms, but Cain and Abel quickly drew their own rifles and killed the two officers. Abel then watched as Luke assumed William Dole's identity.
Cain and Abel then removed their existing skin in preparation to assume the bodies of the other guards, but Jimmy Bottles entered the pharmacy and saw the Chronicoms without their skin, and was then killed.
Discovering how quickly the New York City Police Department discovered the dead bodies and Daisy Johnson's involvement in the investigation, Luke ordered Cain and Abel to take care of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. While Cain took Johnson to the back of the pharmacy to kill her there, Abel told patrolman Fischer to stay outside unless he wanted to die.
Abel then entered the police station, where Deke Shaw was working to reconstruct the faces of the deceased police officers. Shaw turned around and saw Abel, whose face he recognized from the reconstructions, and became scared. Abel began to choke Shaw, who used the facial reconstruction machine as a weapon to incapacitate Abel. Shaw ran out of the building, barricading the door so that Abel couldn't follow.
Attack on Freddy Malick
Still disguised as NYPD officers, Abel and Luke attended a campaign party hosted by New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, planning to attack Freddy Malick, who was working as a bartender and preparing to meet with his contact, Viola. Malick and Viola went into the service area and discussed Malick's father. Viola handed Malick a vial containing a prototype of Abraham Erskine's Super Soldier Serum, and Abel and Luke then appeared. Luke shot Viola and prepared to shoot Malick, but then Daisy Johnson arrived and began to fight them.
While Luke fought a Life-Model Decoy of Phil Coulson, Abel and Johnson fought. Abel almost beat Johnson, but Coulson defeated Luke and saved her. Johnson took a baseball bat and hit him into the public area of the party, attracting the attention of the guests and other NYPD officers, who couldn't find Johnson and Coulson after looking for them.
Searching for Targets
Luke and Abel, still under the guise of NYPD officers, searched for Freddy Malick at Ernest Koenig's speakeasy. They threatened Koenig, but didn't find Malick or the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents who were protecting him. They were notified that the agents' getaway car had been found, so they left the bar. They found the car where Alphonso Mackenzie, Deke Shaw, and Malick had left it, next to a train track. Abel voiced his concern that S.H.I.E.L.D. would be able to stop them, but Luke assured him that if they were to succeed, S.H.I.E.L.D. would not exist in the future.
Luke and Abel eventually found Freddy Malick at Hell's Harbor, being protected by Alphonso Mackenzie and Deke Shaw. Shaw fired his revolver at the Chronicoms, while the three took cover. Mackenzie ran to Abel and managed to steal his rifle, but was unable to use it, so hit Abel over the head with it. Abel eventually recovered, but the Chronicom Hunters failed to kill Malick in time, as he left to deliver the Super Soldier Serum to HYDRA. Abel wanted to stay and fight S.H.I.E.L.D., but Luke insisted that they leave in order to avoid being left behind in the past.
Reporting to Sybil
- "We could have eliminated all of them when we had the chance."
"Cain was in their captivity. Why are we set to self-destruct when compromised? When we should be set to detonate."
"Advanced technology would be scattered across the past. Which would only hasten the formation of S.H.I.E.L.D.."
- ―Abel and Sibyl[src]
Luke and Abel later told Sibyl that S.H.I.E.L.D. was following them, but had not yet discovered their ship, which Luke described as an advantage. This upset Abel, who voiced his belief that Cain should have detonated when he became compromised, rather than self-destructed. However, Sibyl defended her position, saying that they could not leave behind advanced Chronicom technology, which would hasten the development of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Luke took the opportunity to berate Abel as a mere Hunter, and confirmed with Sibyl that detonating Helius was still a viable plan.
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Abel, like other Chronicom Hunters, is cold and calculating, focused solely on the task at hand. While his behavior sometimes would be described as unusual to humans, Chronicoms would find this typical. Even by Chronicom standards, however, he is a more serious man, as implied by Luke's suggestion that he smile. Abel is also impulsive, as suggested by his insistence that Hunters should detonate when compromised, rather than self-destruct.
Powers and Abilities
- Chronicom Physiology: As a Chronicom, Abel is a synthetic being and naturally possesses physical capabilities beyond any human being.
- Superhuman Strength: As a Chronicom, Abel possesses stronger strength than an average human
- Superhuman Durability: Abel showed super durability when fighting Alphonso Mackenzie. When Mackenzie attacked him, Abel didn't feel any of the pain from his attacks.
- Computer Interaction: As a Chronicom, Abel was able to use his programming along with his hardware and software to interact and hack computers and other digital systems. This was shown when he and Luke connected to a digital simulation onboard their Chronicom Timeship to speak to Sibyl, who was in a completely different place and possibly in a different time period.
- Longevity: Like all Chronicoms, Abel was immune to aging.
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- Chronicom Rifle: To be added
- Revolver: Disguised as an NYPD officer, Abel carried a pistol. He used it to shoot Viola.
In chronological order:
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Like other Chronicoms, Abel is named after a biblical figure.