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"I'm not exactly a team player."
"We're not exactly a team. But we're in a position to do some good. You'd be a great help. And you'd be front row center at the strangest show on Earth."
Skye and Phil Coulson[src]

Coulson's Team was the S.H.I.E.L.D. special operative unit led by Phil Coulson and tasked to investigate the unclassified cases. By Nick Fury's orders, the team was put together by Melinda May following the Battle of New York and Coulson's resurrection. When HYDRA came out of the shadows and into the light during the events of the HYDRA Uprising, they enacted Odyssey Protocol and erased all online proof of their existence, vanishing. The team was effectively dissolved when Coulson become the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., as they relocated to their new base of operations, the Playground, to begin rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D. as the core members of the organization. The team was temporarily reassembled when Coulson needed Grant Ward's help to take down a HYDRA base in the Arctic, only to be permanently dissolved when Ward deserted them after the mission.



"I gave you a second chance when I assembled this team and–"
"I assembled this team."
"I evaluated what was needed and I gave the assessment to Fury, and he gave you the parameters for your unit."
"What was needed, May?"
"Someone who could repair your body, a technician who could reprogram your brain, and a specialist to help me put you down if it had to be done."
Phil Coulson and Melinda May[src]

Sometime after the Battle of New York, Melinda May assembled a team of agents to keep an eye on Phil Coulson's recovery for Nick Fury. Coulson, however, believed he had set up the small, highly trained team of agents to tackle the cases that had not been classified yet. The team originally consisted of Coulson, Melinda May, Grant Ward (a specialist to put down Coulson if necessary), Leo Fitz (a technician to reprogram Coulson's brain), and Jemma Simmons (to repair Coulson's body).[1][2]

Agents Phil Coulson and Grant Ward

They were first sent to investigate an enhanced human, Michael Peterson, who was able to survive an exploding building, and a hacktivist group called the Rising Tide, that seemed to have information. Skye, a member of the Rising Tide, met with Peterson to warn him about S.H.I.E.L.D., saying that they cover up superhero-based events and that she can help him, which he declined.

Later, Skye was abducted by Coulson and Ward and questioned on their plane. She did not cooperate initially but eventually revealed what she knew. After visiting the explosion scene, Coulson's team was able to recreate it and learn that it was caused by another subject exploding due to Extremis. While attempting to get info to the team, Skye was kidnapped by Peterson, now on the run from the authorities. Coulson's team was able to track them down and subdue Peterson, without him causing mass damage while stopping an assassin that was sent by Debbie. With Peterson in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, Coulson offered Skye a place on the team and they went to investigate an 0-8-4[2]


Phil Coulson in Peru

"You used to have 100 men at your disposal... and now?"
"A hand-picked team, and yes, they're that good."
Camilla Reyes and Phil Coulson[src]

Skye was integrated into Phil Coulson's team as a consultant and the team's next assignment was in Peru. Their mission was to track an "an object of unknown origin" or "0-8-4". The team arrived and quickly realized that the object was actually a piece of forgotten HYDRA technology powered by Tesseract energy. Coulson met with Camilla Reyes, and brought her team aboard the Bus.

While on the plane, Reyes betrayed Coulson and had planned to take the HYDRA weapon for herself, so she could destroy the Peruvian rebels. The squabbling team members banded together utilized each of their talents and took out Reyes' men. Reyes was taken into custody. Skye texted another member of the Rising Tide, confirming that she had infiltrated Coulson's team. Later, Nick Fury personally met Coulson on the plane and scolded him for the damage to the plane and reminded him about the risk Skye poses.[3]

The Asset

The team in Sterling, Colorado

"They'll never allow a strike force into Malta. Plus, this weekend, Quinn Worldwide's got its annual shareholders gathering. We'd risk global outrage, but..."
"If we go in alone..."
"S.H.I.E.L.D. can disavow us, claim ignorance."
Phil Coulson and Melinda May[src]

S.H.I.E.L.D. then searched for one of its assets, Franklin Hall, who was kidnapped by his former research partner and CEO of Quinn Worldwide named Ian Quinn. His soldiers used a gravity device on the S.H.I.E.L.D. convoy that was transporting him. Quinn wanted to use Hall to take control of the planet's gravity by building a giant Gravitonium generator. Phil Coulson and his team headed to Malta. Skye volunteered to infiltrate Quinn's mansion during his party so that Coulson and Grant Ward could rescue Hall.

Skye tricked Quinn into believing she is betraying S.H.I.E.L.D. for Rising Tide to get his guard down. However, Coulson discovered that Hall perpetrated his own escape and wanted to destroy the massive device, believing that no one should be able to possess the technology. Coulson warned him that doing so would end up killing millions. There was a violent disagreement, which leads to Coulson being forced to leave Hall to die as he fell into the middle of the generator. Coulson ordered that the Gravitonium be placed under high security and off the books in the Fridge. S.H.I.E.L.D. did not notice that Hall was still somehow alive, but trapped within the Gravitonium.[4]

Akela Amador

Phil Coulson with Akela Amador in the Bus.

"You are defending this girl at the expense of the team."
"Because we protect our own."
"With all due respect, sir, she's not one of our own."
Melinda May, Phil Coulson and Grant Ward[src]

After a series of thefts throughout the world that was almost impossibly premeditated, Phil Coulson and his team investigated and uncovered the identity of the thief: his former protégé Akela Amador. Coulson had presumed that she was dead and did not believe that she was capable of turning on S.H.I.E.L.D. The team nearly caught up to her, but she managed to evade them. Melinda May took matters into her own hands upon finding Amador's hotel room. Coulson caught up to her and found out she was being blackmailed through a Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant. The device also had a fail-safe bomb in case she rebelled.

Coulson took her to the Bus and hijacked her feed so Grant Ward could take over her new mission. Ward broke into the Todorov Building and discovered an image of a mysterious chalk drawing. Leo Fitz took out the bomb while the others worked to remove the camera from Amador's right eye. Coulson caught up to who he thought was the mastermind behind Amador's thefts known only as the Englishman, but the man was quickly killed through a similar device to Amador's. Coulson and Ward were left to wonder who was behind her thefts. Amador was taken away by S.H.I.E.L.D. officers.[5]

Centipede Project

Coulson's team discussing the Centipede Group.

"Skye managed to extract some files from the building's mainframe. It's not much, but it could get us a fix on Centipede."
"You can't save someone from themselves, sir."
"You can if you get to them early enough."
Grant Ward and Phil Coulson[src]

When Index-registered pyrokinetic Chan Ho Yin was kidnapped from his Hong Kong apartment by a woman named Raina, the team was sent to investigate. Chan was brought to a nearby lab where Debbie managed to harvest the fire-resistant platelets in Chan's blood. The platelets allowed the Extremis element of the Centipede Serum to be stabilized without the explosive after-effects. Having gotten what they needed from him, Debbie ordered Chan to be drained, killing him.

But before that could happen, Chan was released by a S.H.I.E.L.D. extraction team led by Phil Coulson and Agent Quan Chen. Unfortunately, Chan was tired of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s interference in his life and killed Quan. Raina then abandoned Debbie, leaving her to be incinerated by Chan. Raina escaped before the lab was destroyed when Chan detonated from an Extremis over-dose. Before the destruction of the lab, Skye managed to extract a few files from the building's mainframe, enough to give S.H.I.E.L.D some new leads on their activities.[6]

Chitauri Virus

"I don't know what happened to you in New York, if you really flatlined or if that's just what they tell us when we reach Level 7, but whatever did happen doesn't give you license to disobey a direct order from H.Q. You keep pulling stunts like that, someone might decide to take this little dream team away from you."
"I'd like to see them try."
Felix Blake and Phil Coulson[src]

To be added

Battle of Greenwich

"You know, it'd be nice, for once, if Thor and his people sent down the God of Cleaning Up After Yourself. They probably have a magic broom for this kind of thing."
Phil Coulson to Melinda May and Skye[src]

After the Battle of Greenwich, the team was sent to London for cleanup. The pieces of Dark Elf technology left behind after the battle were collected by S.H.I.E.L.D., and the damage was cleaned up overnight. After the cleanup, the team was called in to investigate a report of a strange artifact discovered in a Norwegian pine tree that was dated at over 5,000 years old. The artifact in question was a piece of the Berserker Staff, an Asgardian weapon that granted the user superhuman strength. It had been stolen by a couple belonging to a paganist hate group.

The team consulted a professor of Norse mythology, Elliot Randolph. It was he who took them about the powers of the staff. (Including the granting of strength to the holder, the staff also "shone a light into your darkest places," meaning that it would dredge up memories of things that the user had tried hardest to forget. An example is when Grant Ward picked up the staff, he remembered visions of his childhood and brothers.) They also learned that the staff had been broken into three parts, which sparked a race between the hate group and Coulson's team to find all three pieces.

The second piece was recovered by Professor Randolph in the catacombs of Seville, Spain, but was then stolen by the paganists. It was during this search that Agent Ward picked up the staff and was subjected to its effects. The professor was taken into custody by Phil Coulson, and under interrogation, discovered that Randolph was the original Berserker that first wielded the staff. Randolph also revealed the location of the third and final portion of the staff, which was in a monastery in Ireland. When the team arrived with Randolph in tow, they realized that, once the location of the piece was revealed, the paganists had beaten them to the spot. The leader of the paganists stabbed Randolph in the chest, and a fight between the two groups broke out. After the fight ended with Melinda May and Ward victorious, the team shipped the staff off to the Fridge, and stayed in a hotel for a few days before returning to the Bus.[7]

Ambushed by a Ghost

"I want you to pay close attention on this one, Skye. It's an opportunity to learn how to deal with someone with newfound abilities."
Phil Coulson to Skye[src]

To be added.

Kidnapping of Phil Coulson

Michael Peterson working for S.H.I.E.L.D

"Look, this isn't personal, but I am taking my team and we're gonna find Coulson. Send backup if you want."
Grant Ward to Victoria Hand[src]

Edison Po was broken out of Havenworth Federal Penitentiary by a squadron of Centipede Soldiers. They took him to the new Centipede lab in Oakland, California, where Raina updated him on the project's status. Po determined that S.H.I.E.L.D. presented a threat that needed to be taken care of. He set a trap for S.H.I.E.L.D. with three Centipede soldiers in ambush, however, S.H.I.E.L.D. had recruited Michael Peterson. Peterson's presence turned the tide against the Centipede soldiers, but it also gave Po and Raina the inspiration for a plan of action.

Raina kidnapped his son Ace and threatened to have him killed if Peterson did not obey her instructions. Believing that Centipede wanted to exchange Peterson for his son, Phil Coulson accompanied Peterson to the exchange site in Long Beach, California. Seeing no other way to save his son, Peterson betrayed Coulson to Raina. After seeing to his son's safety, Peterson tried to make up for his actions by returning to rescue Coulson, but he was seemingly killed in an explosion.

Raina escaped the scene with Coulson by way of helicopter. Upon leaving the scene, Raina explained to Coulson that their true interest was in the nature of Coulson's mysterious revival after his "death" before the Battle of New York, as this is seemingly the key to "Stage Three" of the Group's unknown plans.[8]

Coulson's team searching for him in the Mojave desert

S.H.I.E.L.D. left no stone unturned in their search for Coulson. A sting operation performed by Coulson's team under the direction of Victoria Hand netted the international criminal T. Vanchat, who had had dealings with Centipede Project in the past. Between the intel gained from Vanchat, as well as an independent study of Vanchat's finances by Skye, S.H.I.E.L.D. determined the locations of several Centipede operations around the globe, as well as Coulson's location in the Mojave Desert.

While S.H.I.E.L.D. teams struck simultaneously at multiple Centipede locations across the globe, Coulson's team headed to Mojave to rescue Coulson. After subduing a cadre of Centipede-powered soldiers, Coulson was located and saved while Raina was taken into custody.[9]

Attack at S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy

"Their interviews won't bear fruit. We teach cadets to keep secrets. Where did you guys hang out when you wanted to get away from the faculty?"
"Can we tell someone from Operations?"
"Yes, because we need to conduct our own investigation."
Grant Ward and Jemma Simmons[src]

To be added

The Guest House

Skye in a Hyperbaric Chamber

"Driver's not answering."
"Oh. Coulson's team finally got here."
Smith and Ian Quinn[src]

After the events of Phil Coulson's kidnapping, S.H.I.E.L.D. became interested in finding the Clairvoyant. Coulson's Team boarded a train in Italy on which a Cybertek security group were shipping a package to Ian Quinn. Skye and Leo Fitz tracked the Cybertek package to Quinn's mansion, where, in the basement, Skye was confronted by Quinn, who revealed that Mike Peterson is alive, having been kept in a Hyperbaric Chamber.

The Cybertek package contained a high-tech prosthetic leg which Quinn then fitted onto Peterson's amputated right leg. Quinn then shot Skye twice in the stomach and left her for dead while Peterson escapes. S.H.I.E.L.D. then raided the mansion and Quinn was arrested. Skye; however, was left near death and was temporarily sustained by being placed into Peterson's hyperbaric chamber.[10]

Skye was rushed to a S.H.I.E.L.D. Trauma Zentrum to save her life. The doctors were only able to stabilize her, which forced Coulson to bring her to the S.H.I.E.L.D. location where he was revived. John Garrett and Antoine Triplett boarded the Bus in order to claim Ian Quinn but instead helped Coulson's team in recovering the drug that revived him from the Guest House, which was a former top-secret storage facility at a classified location that was previously affiliated with S.H.I.E.L.D.

Coulson with the Blue Skinned Alien

Coulson, Grant Ward, Garrett and Fitz entered and found the place rigged with explosives after they took out the only two guards. Fitz was able to find the drug, while Coulson found a room marked T.A.H.I.T.I. Fitz got back to the Bus to deliver the drug while Coulson explored the room. Inside, Coulson found more of the drug as well as discovering that the drug is coming from the upper half of a blue-skinned humanoid corpse. The team was able to get out before the facility exploded, but Coulson raced to prevent Fitz giving Skye the drug, based on what he has seen in the T.A.H.I.T.I. room. Fitz managed to give the drug to Skye quickly enough to save her.[11]

Return of Lady Sif

"These are the same readings Dr. Selvig and Dr. Foster picked up in New Mexico and in London. They herald the arrival of an Asgardian."
"Not sure. Either way, S.H.I.E.L.D. wants us to be the welcome wagon."
"Okay. Fine. No cause for concern, right? Asgardians are allies."
"Loki wasn't."
Jemma Simmons, Leo Fitz, Melinda May and Grant Ward[src]

S.H.I.E.L.D. was summoned to investigate an energy reading in the desert consistent with the imminent arrival of an Asgardian. They encountered Sif, who had come to Earth seeking Lorelei, an Asgardian criminal who had traveled to Earth seeking to enslave humanity.

Lady Sif alongside Melinda May

Phil Coulson's team and Sif traveled to Rosie's Desert Oasis that was used as a hideout by Lorelei, but after a short battle, Lorelei enthralled Grant Ward and escaped with him. They traveled to Las Vegas, where Lorelei learned much of Earth's governments from Ward and used this information to formulate a planetary takeover. However, Ward informed Lorelei of the threat posed by his team, and together, the two infiltrated the Bus in an attempt to kill them. Lorelei enthralled Leo Fitz, who in turn isolated the rest of the team while Ward took control of the plane.

However, Lorelei's plans were ruined before they could even begin, as she underestimated the threat posed by Melinda May, who distracted Ward from Sif as Lorelei dueled her. Sif bested Lorelei in combat, silencing her with the collar. The enthralled were freed from Lorelei's control immediately. Sif took Lorelei back to Asgard, where she was returned to imprisonment.[12]

Hunt for the Clairvoyant

Victoria Hand, Felix Blake and Jasper Sitwell on the Bus

"If we're going up against an actual clairvoyant, how do you suggest we combat that?"
"By compartmentalizing the information."
"A member of my team is an expert at pattern recognition and analysis, finding needles in haystacks. She'll prioritize the candidates on Garrett's list, locate them, then pair us off into random teams."
"That way only one person knows the full scope of the mission."
Victoria Hand, John Garrett and Phil Coulson[src]

After John Garrett and Antoine Triplett were attacked at a S.H.I.E.L.D. Safe House in Sydney by Deathlok, Phil Coulson invited them, Victoria Hand, Felix Blake and Jasper Sitwell to the Bus to hunt for the Clairvoyant. The agents were split into teams so that they could pursue leads on different Clairvoyant candidates. Before Sitwell could take part in the mission, he was ordered by Nick Fury to go to the Lemurian Star.

Blake and May were sent to a Tranquility Bridge nursing home to search for Thomas Nash who was a catatonic man who claimed to be a psychic. The pair however encountered Deathlok and Blake was critically injured by him. Before Deathlok escaped, Blake managed to tag him with Tag Rounds. S.H.I.E.L.D. concluded that Nash is the Clairvoyant because of Deathlok's presence along with the falsifying of his nursing home records. The team converged on Deathlok's next location which was an abandoned horse racing track. Meanwhile, Triplett and Jemma Simmons stayed behind at the Hub with Hand.

The team encountered Deathlok again, but he fled into the sewers soon after being engaged. The team however discovered a hidden room where Thomas Nash who was a vegetative man on life support who had to speak through a computer, was hiding. Nash surrendered and boasted that as the Clairvoyant, he would always be watching them. When he said that Centipede Project will kill Skye, Ward shot him in the chest, killing him. Ward was detained for his actions and accused by Coulson for working with the Clairvoyant by shooting Nash to misdirect away from the Clairvoyant's true identity.[13]

HYDRA Uprising

"The world needs us! HYDRA is out there! We cannot let them win! We we cannot let them define us! Do you understand that? We are not agents of nothing! We are agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and that still carries weight! It has to carry weight! After everything we've been through, that carries weight!"
Phil Coulson[src]

Coulson's team started arguing among themselves after Phil Coulson and Skye figured out that the Clairvoyant was actually a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent with a high clearance who was predicting people's actions because he had access to their S.H.I.E.L.D. files. When Leo Fitz discovered Melinda May's a hidden phone line, he told Skye who told Coulson as he was interrogating Ward. May tried to incapacitate Fitz with an I.C.E.R., but she was trapped at gunpoint between Coulson and Skye. As they argued by their secrets and loyalties, Victoria Hand redirected the Bus towards the Hub to kill them.[13]

Hand believed that Coulson's team were sleeper agents for HYDRA, because the HYDRA Uprising had begun, and in the Hub with her were only four other agents she found loyal. John Garrett had two S.H.I.E.L.D. UAVs chasing him, but he called Coulson who piloted the Bus and saved him. May was knocked out and put in detention with Ward as Garrett boarded. They assumed that Hand was the Clairvoyant when Skye discovered a secret message telling HYDRA agents worldwide to attack.


When Coulson's team arrived at the Hub, they decided to find Jemma Simmons and Antoine Triplett because they were sent there as consultants on Deathlok. Triplett and Simmons proved their loyalty to S.H.I.E.L.D., but Hand was adamant that Coulson was a traitor. Ward convinced Coulson that if Hand was the Clairvoyant, she should not be allowed access to the secrets and weapons they had procured from their various missions; therefore, Skye created an encrypted hard drive with the information. The team separated into Ward and Skye and Coulson with the others and Garrett to free Simmons and imprison Hand.

Garrett accidentally revealed that he was the Clairvoyant and a HYDRA agent as he pushed Coulson to kill Hand by showing that he knew information about him and Raina that Coulson revealed to no one. As Garrett attempted to have May and Coulson killed by other HYDRA loyalists, Skye and Ward ignited an explosion that saved them. Hand had Garrett arrested. As she was taking Garrett to the Fridge, Victoria Hand was killed by Grant Ward, who actually was HYDRA agent.[1]

Ward freed Raina from her imprisonment as Coulson's team was assessing the losses of S.H.I.E.L.D. to HYDRA. Glenn Talbot called to send peacekeepers to the Hub, so Coulson's team fled and ultimately found Providence, Nick Fury's secret base. They met Eric Koenig as Garrett and Ward raided the Fridge for its weaponry and to free its prisoners, including Ian Quinn and Marcus Daniels. When Koenig told Coulson's team that HYDRA captured the Fridge, Skye told Ward the location of Providence. Ward and Garrett learned that Raina couldn't access the Hard Drive, so Ward went to Providence to retrieve the pass codes or Skye herself.[14]

Coulson's team separated to pursue Daniels; May left because Coulson did not trust her and Ward and Skye stayed with Koenig in order to find other escapees. Ward killed Koenig to keep his loyalty secret, but Skye discovered the body. She boarded the Bus with him anyway, knowing that he was a HYDRA agent because she wanted to know his motives. She discovered that he wanted access to the hard drive.

Meanwhile, the others battled Blackout and learned of Coulson's relationship with Audrey Nathan, the cellist and Daniels' obsession. After they defeated him, they found the Bus and the others gone.[15]

When Fitz found the body of Koenig and Simmons did an autopsy, the teammates deduced that Skye was abducted and Ward was a traitor. Just then, Glenn Talbot came to Providence with the team of United States Air Force soldiers, led there by Maria Hill. After conversing with Coulson, Hill decided to help Coulson's team to escape Talbot and to retrieve Skye. Both were accomplished, but not before Ward and Deathlok got the codes they wanted from the hard drive.[16]

The next morning, Coulson's team decided to raid Cybertek to learn all they can about Deathlok. In the Cybertek Corporate Headquarters, May and Coulson learned that Garrett was the original Deathlok. They also learned of the Barbershop Headquarters. Going to Cuba, Fitz and Simmons found the Bus at a separate place from the Barbershop, but they were captured by Ward. Aboard the Bus, Fitz attacked Garrett with an EMP, nearly killing him, but angering Ward to the point of ejecting Fitz and Simmons from the Bus into the ocean in a Medical Pod. When the rest of Coulson's team attacked the Barbershop, Kaminsky awaited them with the Berserker Staff and a team of Centipede Soldiers.[17]

Battle at Cybertek

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"Fury always said... a man can accomplish anything when he realizes he's a part of something bigger. A team of people who share that conviction can change the world. So, what do you say? You ready to change the world?"
"No. I'm ready to kick some ass."
"That works, too."
Phil Coulson and Melinda May[src]

Coulson's team ultimately escaped Kaminsky and destroyed the Headquarters when May took the Berserker Staff and destroyed the building's support columns. The team used a program written by Skye to find the Centipede Project in New Mexico and led an assault against them there.

Meanwhile, Nick Fury rescued Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons, before he went to help in the battle by providing Coulson with the Destroyer Armor Prototype Gun. After defeating Garrett and Ward and freeing the hostages, including Ace Peterson, Coulson's team was given a new mission by Fury: rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D. with Coulson as Director and the Playground as their headquarters.[18] As Coulson rebuilt S.H.I.E.L.D., the team ceased to exist and was folded into the larger organization.

Temporarily Reunited

"This is great. We finally got the team back together."
Grant Ward[src]

Phil Coulson wanted to rescue Deathlok from HYDRA and find the Scepter so he reunited Grant Ward with Melinda May, Leo Fitz and himself to sneak in and lead an Attack on the Arctic HYDRA Research Facility. Jemma Simmons volunteered for the mission, saying that her medical skills would be necessary since HYDRA was disassembling Deathlok; she had the ulterior motive of wanting to use a Splinter Bomb to kill Ward. Skye left Afterlife, with the help of Gordon, to join the team so that she could rescue Lincoln Campbell who was also captured by HYDRA and was at the Arctic HYDRA Research Facility. Upon Skye's arrival, Ward noted that Coulson's Team was reunited.


However, tensions were extremely high; Ward attempted to give a debriefing about how Sunil Bakshi was his mole in the facility, but he was afraid to turn his back on the others as he spoke. He explained that he was apologetic for his actions and sought redemption; no one believed him. Coulson split the team into two parts: one for rescue, the other to disable the base for Robert Gonzales to attack. During the assault, Simmons accidentally killed Bakshi with her Splinter Bomb when he defended Ward. Coulson and May had words as Coulson snuck off to access HYDRA's computers to locate the Scepter. Peterson and Campbell were both rescued and brought to the Playground.[19]

Reviewing Ward's Life

"I want each of the original team members to tell me everything they remember about Ward, down to the smallest detail, no matter how uncomfortable."
Phil Coulson to Melinda May[src]

Following the Assassination of Rosalind Price at the hands of Ward, Coulson gathered up every other member of the original team, conducting a series of interviews on each one about their experiences with Ward while he was a member of their team on the Bus.[20]


Image Name Clearance Level Description
01 Phil Coulson.jpg Phil Coulson Level 8 Phil Coulson is one of the highest ranking operatives under S.H.I.E.L.D. employ, often working closely with Nick Fury himself. When he was seemingly killed by Loki during the Chitauri Invasion, the Avengers fought in the Battle of New York in honor of him. However, Coulson's death lasted for nearly a week before scientists working at the Guest House revived him using advanced technology in conjunction with DNA recovered from an alien creature. After his body was revitalized, the scientists ensured that Coulson did not remember all of the painful procedures by forcing a memory of a grass shack in Tahiti into Coulson's memory. After recovering from his wounds, Coulson returned to assemble a new team of young agents to lead them against other supernatural threats. While on this team, Coulson worked to discover the truth about the events after his death. After the events of the HYDRA Uprising, he took on the role as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and was tasked with rebuilding the agency.
01 Melinda May.jpg Melinda May Level 7 Melinda May is an elite S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and one of the agency's veteran field operatives. A veteran pilot and soldier with years of experience, she withdrew from field duty after an incident in Bahrain which left her mentally shaken. The ordeal earned her the nickname "The Cavalry", a name that she highly detests. However, she returned to the field when Agent Coulson recruited her onto his team, becoming the pilot of the Bus and taking part in most of the team's field operations. Until recently she was reporting in secret to Nick Fury on Coulson's mental state, and in fact, she was behind the unusual makeup of the team for this purpose. When this was discovered by Coulson, relations between them became poor, but they have since reconciled.
03 Leo Fitzsimmons.jpg Leo Fitz Level 5 Leopold "Leo" Fitz was a S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist. A genius-level engineer, Fitz attended the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Science and Technology along with his teammate Jemma Simmons. He was chosen by Melinda May as a technician who could reprogram the resurrected Phil Coulson's brain if necessary. The top of his class, Fitz works well alongside Simmons. Despite his brilliance, Fitz is socially awkward and does not excel at communication. He rarely ever goes onto the field, preferring the safety of his lab. After being dumped into the ocean with Simmons by Ward, Fitz gave her the only oxygen supply, leaving him possibly brain damaged from oxygen deprivation.
04 Simmons.jpg Jemma Simmons Level 5 Jemma Simmons is a S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist. A genius bio-chemist, she is one of the youngest and most prominent members of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s research division, having graduated early from the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Science and Technology. She was picked by Melinda May as a person who could help to repair Phil Coulson's body if need be. Simmons has a love for science and a wide-eyed enthusiasm for the world that make this opportunity to work in the field the adventure of a lifetime. She rarely ever goes onto the field, preferring the safety of her lab.
05 Skye.jpg Skye Level 1 Skye is a genius-level hacker who worked for the Rising Tide "hacktivist" group so she could unveil the mystery behind her background. Skye's origin is shrouded in mystery, other than the fact that her entire family was massacred when she was an infant, and she was temporarily taken in by S.H.I.E.L.D. until the team protecting her was confronted by similar dangers. During S.H.I.E.L.D.'s first encounter with Mike Peterson, Skye attempted to help him evade S.H.I.E.L.D., only to fall under their radar. Instead of arresting her, Coulson recruited her into his team. During a mission, chasing Cybertek & Security teams, she was shot by Ian Quinn, twice in the stomach, under orders of the Clairvoyant (John Garrett).
Ld11.jpg Antoine Triplett Level 6

Antoine Triplett was a S.H.I.E.L.D. field operative who formally worked with Agent John Garrett. After Garrett was revealed to be the Clairvoyant that Coulson's team was seeking, S.H.I.E.L.D. fell to shambles after HYDRA's exposure; Triplett, having nowhere else to go, joined Coulson's team at the request of Jemma Simmons. He had replaced Grant Ward as the team's specialist and constantly volunteers to work with others on missions.

Former Members

Image Name Clearance Level Description
02 Grant Ward.jpg Grant Ward Level 7

Grant Ward pretended to be a S.H.I.E.L.D. field operative and specialist. He was actually a HYDRA infiltrator. As a child, he was constantly abused by his older brother, Christian, and that constant trauma has left him bitter and poor at interpersonal relations. Fortunately, he compensates in combat and espionage, and acts fiercely loyal to S.H.I.E.L.D. and Coulson. He was chosen for the team by Melinda May as a specialist who could help her to put down Coulson if absolutely necessary. Before he was recruited into the team by Coulson, Ward served as a solo operative, working occasionally with his former superior, John Garrett. He abandoned the team during the HYDRA Uprising, and was later imprisoned in order to obtain information about HYDRA.