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"What makes you so sure that the sign is pointing in the right direction?"
"You made me sure, because you got it to work."
―Benjamin Pollack and Claire Wise[src]

Benjamin "Benny" Pollack is a former robber who was recruited to S.H.I.E.L.D. after he and his girlfriend Claire Wise found a Chitauri weapon after the Battle of New York.


Using the Weapon

"I can just feel you about to say it just don't say it."
"I think we should bail."
Claire Wise and Benjamin Pollack[src]

Pollack and Claire Wise prepare to rob the Farmers & Merchants Bank

Benjamin Pollack was an unemployed scientist with a pronounced talent for technology. When an inactive Chitauri Gun fell into his lab, Pollack was able to repair it and make it work again. Claire Wise, his girlfriend, convinced the hesitant Pollack to use the gun to rob some banks. Within a few days, the two of them collected a large amount of money from every bank they robbed.[1]

Attacked by Agent Sitwell

Pollack and Wise are questioned by Jasper Sitwell

"Just anything but, we can't, we can't go to jail"
"Look at him, he can't go to jail."
"Who said anything about jail?"
―Benjamin Pollack, Claire Wise and Jasper Sitwell[src]

While in a motel to take a break from "work", Pollack was sent by Claire Wise to the room besides theirs, so that he could ask the guys in there to turn down the volume of the music they were playing. In the other room, though, Pollack found a secret agent who had been following them, who easily knocked him out and tied him up. Pollack managed, anyway, to break the stereo with the music and to warn his girlfriend of the agent's presence; Wise used the Chitauri Gun to try to save him. During the fight, Pollack charged the agent to save Wise, but, in the process the gun is broken, and it shoots by itself destroying the room.[1]

Joining S.H.I.E.L.D.

Pollack and Wise are recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D.

"Benjamin here is the latest addition to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s R&D think tank, he's going to help us reverse-engineer some of the alien tech."
Jasper Sitwell to Felix Blake[src]

When Jasper Sitwell, the agent who arrested them, realized that Pollack was the one who repaired the Chitauri Gun, he chose to enlist him instead of killing him. Pollack entered S.H.I.E.L.D. in the "R&D Think Tank" section, so that he could work for them reverse-engineering Chitauri technology recovered from the Battle of New York.[1]


  • Scientist: Pollack managed to reactivate a Chitauri Gun with no prior experience with that weapon.




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