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"Fury's colluding with the target."
"Then why would he call us in?"
"All I know is we take him in too, dead or alive."
"Dead or alive?"
Whitcher and Phil Coulson[src]

The Ambush at Joint Dark Energy Mission Facility was a confrontation between Vers and Nick Fury, against Talos, who had infiltrated a posse of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.


While watching the autopsy of a Skrull, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Keller authorized Nick Fury to find Vers and work with her, in order to eventually hand her to S.H.I.E.L.D. But unbeknownst to Fury, 'Keller' was actually Talos impersonating him. Fury met Vers at Pancho's Bar and then took her to Joint Dark Energy Mission Facility to help her find information about Wendy Lawson.[1]


At the Joint Dark Energy Mission Facility, Fury secretly used a pager to call S.H.I.E.L.D.. Shortly after, a posse of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents led by 'Keller' arrived to capture Vers. When Fury and 'Keller' took an elevator at the facility, 'Keller' called Fury by his first name, Nicholas. This raised Fury's suspicion, as most people who know Fury, including the real Keller, never call him by his first name. Fury described a plan of action, noting that they were doing it just like they had done it in Havana, referring to a fictional event, but 'Keller' didn't notice and agreed with him, making Fury confident that he was a Skrull.

Nick Fury suspects 'Keller' is a Skrull impostor

Seeing as S.H.I.E.L.D. was infiltrated by Skrulls, Fury deceived 'Keller' and went rogue with Vers. Shortly after, 'Keller' realized Fury's deception and found him, threatening him with a pistol. Fury disarmed 'Keller' and the two got into an unarmed fight. Despite putting up a good fight, Fury was eventually overcome by Talos's might. Meanwhile, Vers realized that Fury had called the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, but while escaping the facility, she overheard a conversation between Phil Coulson and Whitcher talking about taking Fury 'dead or alive'.

Vers incapacitates Talos with a photon blast

This changed her mind and she decided to go back to save Fury. Vers found Fury just after he was knocked down by Talos. She incapacitated Talos with a photon blast and continued her escape with Fury. On their way out they bumped into Coulson, who decided to help them by misdirecting the other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. In the facility's hangar they found a Quadjet, which Vers piloted to escape. Moments later, they noticed that a cat that they had seen roaming inside the facility was also in the jet.[1]


After inspecting the files they had taken from the Joint Dark Energy Mission Facility, Vers and Nick Fury decided to visit Maria Rambeau to find more answers. Talos, still going with the identity of the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., followed them to Rambeau Residence.[1]