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Deke Shaw was previously unable to shoot Malick in their first encounter in the early 1930s. In that encounter, Shaw was directed by Daisy Johnson to shoot Malick, in order to prevent the deaths that would be caused by HYDRA, but Director Mack ordered Shaw not to do this.
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- "My father was killed by your team, or do you want to deny that? Didn't get me as choked up as I thought it would."
"Sounds like the apple fell far from the tree."
"I have no use for my father's way of thinking! He trapped himself in HYDRA, bound by its history, rules, hierarchy. No, thanks. Here's my pitch: Goodbye to all that. Say hello to anarchy."
- ―Nathaniel Malick and Phil Coulson[src]
After Deke Shaw was accidentally kidnapped with Jemma Simmons, Nathaniel Malick took great pleasure in watching Shaw's torture at the hands of John Garrett. He eventually quaked him into unconsciousness, saying that was revenge for killing his father.