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"Because when people like you run into those walls, you should have someone there to pick you back up."
―Daniel Sousa to Daisy Johnson[src]

Agent Daniel Jordan Sousa is a United States Army veteran who became a Strategic Scientific Reserve agent after losing a leg during World War II. Eventually, Sousa became a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and served as the agency's West Coast Security Chief, while his relationship with Peggy Carter ended. While Sousa began to suspect that S.H.I.E.L.D. had been infiltrated by HYDRA, he had visited Area 51, where he encountered a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents from the future who were trying to prevent the Chronicoms from completely wiping S.H.I.E.L.D. from history so they could take Earth for themselves. After the team faked Sousa's demise to save him from HYDRA, he joined them in their time-traveling mission to stop the Chronicoms, where he developed a relationship with Daisy Johnson. After defeating the Chronicoms, he traveled to the original timeline and set off to explore the universe with her as they traveled through space on Zephyr Three.


S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent

Investigating HYDRA's Infiltration

"Because if S.H.I.E.L.D. has been infiltrated with sleepers post-World War II, we need to root it out right now, before it takes hold."
―Daniel Sousa to Daisy Johnson[src]

A former chief of the Strategic Scientific Reserve, Daniel Sousa was recruited into S.H.I.E.L.D. and became its West Coast Security Chief. Sousa eventually discovered that there were sleeper agents in the organization who had joined in the aftermath of World War II, and believed the infiltrators to be members of HYDRA. He sent a report to the CIA regarding his suspicions, although his allegations were ignored.[7] Under the assumption that HYDRA had only infiltrated the fringes, Sousa felt it safe to inform his commanding officer, Wilfred Malick, unaware that Malick was a high ranking HYDRA member himself.[8]

Encountering the Future

Mission into Area 51

"I gotta say, I've waited a long time to meet the famous Agent Carter. But I'm surprised to find you here, running a security op in our little patch of desert."
"I apologize for the short notice, but we had to act quickly. I believe this base may have been infiltrated."
"No. Imagine that. An infiltrator, right under our noses."
―Daniel Sousa and Jemma Simmons[src]
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Sousa arriving to inspect Area 51

On July 21, 1955, Sousa flew from Los Angeles to Nevada in order to retrieve a device from Dr. Niles Lindmore at Area 51, having been tasked with delivering the device to Howard Stark's contact at the Hotel Roosevelt.[8] As West Coast Security Chief, Sousa also planned to supervise the testing of Project Helius. However, upon arriving, Sousa was informed that a British S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who outranked them all was inside the base. Stopping in his tracks, Sousa asked the MP if he knew the woman's identity, and the MP responded that it was Agent Peggy Carter. Preparing to reunite with Carter, Sousa sees a strange woman impersonating her, and arrests Jemma Simmons and Phil Coulson, who was interrogating people at the VIP guests' bus.

Sousa demands answers from Daisy Johnson

When Daisy Johnson finds out that Simmons and Coulson were exposed, she decides to go and intervene, telling Sousa that she is from CIA and she needs to talk to the prisoners. Sousa is suspicious but when Daisy starts telling him exactly how the intruders got in and that he wasn't crazy by thinking HYDRA was not gone, Sousa agrees to let her see the prisoners. While getting them out of the cell, Coulson throws him inside it, locking the door.

Sousa is forced to fight against Niles Lindmore

Simmons, Johnson and Coulson go on to help stop the Chronicoms that are trying to power Helius in order to blow up the whole Area 51 base. They tell one of the head scientists to evacuate the base as soon and quickly as possible. Melinda May and Yo-Yo Rodriguez appear, chasing a Chronicom and follow it to the Helius site. Seeing this, Coulson, Simmons and Johnson decide to go back inside the building find an EMP at the lab. Simmons tries to redesign it, in order for it to work, in an attempt to blackout Helius while Coulson fights another Chronicom that appeared. Sousa finds Coulson and the Chronicom fighting and helps Coulson but when the EMP goes off, the Chronicom self-destructs and Coulson, being an LMD, shuts down. Sousa gets really confused but arrests him again and brings him to his office to interrogate him, where he waits until Coulson turns on again.[7]

Mission with Phil Coulson

Sousa personally interrogating Phil Coulson

"The agent's life... must be exciting."
"It fills the days. Lot of threats out there."
"And others. Lying low, biding time."
Phil Coulson and Daniel Sousa[src]
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Sousa was reluctant on believing Phil Coulson, but when he mentioned Howard Stark, Sousa felt the clock was ticking and accepted. Coulson told him he did not have the package and had to make a call, so he dialed to the The Krazy Kanoe.

Sousa and Coulson travelled to Los Angeles on the 5:10 pm train, where Coulson was expecting the team to deliver him the gadget that was at Doctor Niles Lindmore's house. The team was late and Coulson was trying to calm Sousa down, as he was getting impatient. Coulson then decides to take a suitcase from a random man that was preparing to sleep, telling Sousa that was his contact and moving on to another train wagon.

Sousa and Coulson talk for a bit and then Sousa decides to go get a drink, in the bar wagon, leaving Coulson alone. Luke then appears and talks to Coulson about a deal with the Chronicoms, which Coulson declines. In the bar wagon, Daniel meets a woman and they both chat but, when two man start emptying the bar car Sousa realizes that she was a decoy to keep him distracted. The four of them fight and when Sousa is being suffocated, Daisy Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie appear and knock the others out. Johnson tells him they have the package and Sousa comes aboard onto the Zephyr. Sousa meets the whole team, and shook hands with Jemma Simmons and Melinda May, causing May to feel his emotions and getting confused and overwhelmed.

Sousa discussed with the team about the delivery of the package and tells them about his suspicions of HYDRA having infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D..

Sousa decided to escape the Zephyr and deliver the device alone since the team was not letting him going. Sousa was intercepted by Coulson and Mackenzie the hotel, after he delivered the device, as Coulson shoot him with an I.C.E.R., before Joe, who had been sent by Wilfred Malick, arrived.[8]

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

"Future S.H.I.E.L.D. We're in a fight against body-snatching robots from another planet who want to wipe us out and take the Earth. The melting man you saw was one of them."
"Why didn't you lead with that?"
Phil Coulson and Daniel Sousa[src]
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To be added[8]

Adapting to 1973

"What if you always plucked me out of time? Does that mean I always survive? And if we end up in your present, will we even be in the same timeline?"
"I'd stop thinking about it. Your brains will spill out."
"Simmons can explain... sort of... but maybe you'd feel more comfortable staying back on Zephyr One."
"No. No, no, no. I'm here. No going back. Might as well dive in and embrace the 1970s."
―Daniel Sousa, Daisy Johnson, and Phil Coulson[src]
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Visiting The Krazy Kanoe

"The timeline is already broken. So I died for nothing."
"You look alive to me."
"But maybe you should've left me. I could've stopped HYDRA back then."
―Daniel Sousa and Phil Coulson[src]
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To be added

Traveling to 1976

"Three years. How the hell did we just jump three more years?"
"I told you, I don't know. We can't control it."
"Well, who does?!"
―Daniel Sousa and Jemma Simmons[src]
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To be added

Kidnapped by Nathaniel Malick

"We are going home, Agent Johnson. You hear me? We're going home. But you have got to fight. Plenty of fight left in ya after all."
―Daniel Sousa to Daisy Johnson[src]
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Stuck in a Time-Loop

"That means a jump within a jump, which leads to... Honestly, I have no idea."
"Finally, the scientist from the future and I are on the same page."
Jemma Simmons and Daniel Sousa[src]
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Adventures in 1983

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New Adventure

Staying with Daisy Johnson

Following S.H.I.E.L.D.'s successful defeat of the Chronicoms, Sousa elected to remain in the 21st century. He would continue his relationship with Daisy Johnson, and the two would plan to explore space together alongside Johnson's sister Kora and a team of other agents. In order to prepare for this mission, Sousa and Johnson would watch the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which would make Sousa emotional and cause him to cry.

By 2020, their mission was fully underway, with the group travelling through space in the Zephyr Three. Sousa would call their team the "Astro Ambassadors", much to Johnson's amusement. Sousa would write a letter to Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons, and would be gifted a typewriter by Johnson, who would describe his reaction upon receiving the gift as being like "a kid on Christmas". Johnson would visit a digital reunion of her former S.H.I.E.L.D. colleagues, who Sousa would request Johnson say hi to on his behalf. Upon Johnson leaving the reunion, she and Sousa would be invited to the Zephyr's cockpit to view a nebula, which would awe the trio.[6]


"Nothing seems to faze you."
"It all fazes me; just maybe not my face."
"Every time I ask you for help, you say yes. Even if I don't ask, you're waiting here to make sure I rest or whatever."
Daisy Johnson and Daniel Sousa[src]

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"For a guy who was ripped from his own timeline, who ended up on a spaceship full of robots, you're not doing half bad."
Alphonso Mackenzie to Daniel Sousa[src]

As he shares the same history as the original Daniel Sousa up until July 20, 1955, Sousa possesses the same abilities as his original timeline counterpart up to that point. According to his records, Sousa has a Bachelor of the Arts and his annual performance rating is good.

  • Expert Martial Artist: To be added
  • Expert Marksman: According to his records, Sousa's firearms ability is listed as "qualified expert." Hence, he can use revolvers, pistols, shotguns, and launchers with ease.
"I think S.H.I.E.L.D. has been infiltrated. By HYDRA."
―Daniel Sousa[src]
  • Expert Investigator: Daniel Sousa is an excellent detective. Sousa's expert investigative skills allowed him to not only realize that S.H.I.E.L.D. had been infiltrated by sleeper agents in the aftermath of World War II, but also that the infiltrators were members of HYDRA.



"I got your back. I'm guessing you don't really carry a piece."
―Daniel Sousa to Daisy Johnson[src]
  • Smith & Wesson M&P: was given one of these handguns and he carried it as his sidearm after joining the time-traveling S.H.I.E.L.D. team. He used it to stand guard while Daisy Johnson hacked into the Lighthouse, though they were both nevertheless kidnapped by Nathaniel Malick. Sousa continued carrying the handgun, and shot at John Garrett upon Jemma Simmons' request as he was kidnapping her, though Garrett was able to teleport away. Sousa then dual-wielded two of these guns when they infiltrated the hijacked Zephyr One in order to rescue Simmons, only to find it empty.
  • Colt Official Police: Sousa carried this revolver as his sidearm during his tenure as security chief at Area 51. Sousa used his weapon to threaten Phil Coulson when he found him seemingly attacking Niles Lindmore, unaware that it was actually a Chronicom. He then holstered the revolver to hit Lindmore with his walking cane and stop him from strangling Coulson, but as the cane had no effect, he tried to take the revolver again, only to be disarmed by Lindmore.
  • Chronicom Rifle: To be added

Other Equipment


  • Quinjet: Daniel Sousa was a passenger on a Quinjet several times, but never flew one. When first coming aboard on Zephyr One, Sousa entered a Quinjet to get there and was amazed by its the aeronautics technology. He also rode on a Quinjet, alongside Daisy Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie, to fly to space in an attempt to reach the Zephyr in 1983.
  • Zephyr One: Daniel Sousa came aboard on Zephyr One for the first time in 1955, after being rescued from the train to Los Angeles by S.H.I.E.L.D.. He continued using it alongside the team for mobility purposes.

Sousa steals Alphonso Mackenzie's motorbike

  • Harley-Davidson: Having become concerned about whether or not S.H.I.E.L.D. were deceiving him about HYDRA and Wilfred Malick while he was onboard Zephyr One, Sousa decided to travel to the Hotel Roosevelt himself, by stealing a motorcycle and riding away before S.H.I.E.L.D. were aware that he had escaped.
  • Zephyr Three: Now in the prime timeline, Sousa, Johnson and Kora were on a sanctioned mission in space, traveling on a different model of the Zephyr, the Zephyr Three.


"Oh, you work at the old SSR office."
"I'm in charge of it."
Jemma Simmons and Daniel Sousa[src]



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Appearances for Daniel Sousa

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Behind the Scenes


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