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"I'm a secret agent... in space."
―James Davis[src]

Agent James Davis was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, working for their organization since before the HYDRA Uprising, and had then returned into S.H.I.E.L.D. once Jeffrey Mace took over as their new Director and the agency was re-established, following their signings of the Sokovia Accords. Davis had then been assigned onto the reorganized STRIKE team led by Melinda May, as he assisted to fight against Lucy Bauer, as well as the Watchdogs. When S.H.I.E.L.D. became infiltrated from Life-Model Decoys, Davis helped Daisy Johnson and the other agents to escape. After helping rescue his kidnapped fellow agents, except for Mace who had died in the Framework, Davis was then attacked by Aida, who had developed a body, with multiple superpowers. Though presumed dead by his colleagues, Davis was rescued by Deathlok and had later reconnected with S.H.I.E.L.D..

After helping stop Glenn Talbot from destroying the Earth, Davis went with Johnson, Jemma Simmons, and Piper to find a time displaced Leo Fitz after the future Fitz was killed in the Battle of Chicago. After a year of searching, the team found Fitz, who was captured by Chronicoms. They made an agreement for Simmons to stay, while Davis, Piper and Johnson would return to Earth.

After returning home, Davis was shocked to find out about Sarge, a man with the same face as Phil Coulson and the Shrike, which were infecting Earth under the command of Izel. Davis piloted Zephyr One during a mission, but was forced by Sarge to change course for the Lazy Comet. There, he infiltrated the spaceship, where his body was possessed by Izel. Back at the Lighthouse, Izel jumped from body to body while fighting S.H.I.E.L.D., and ultimately forced Davis to fall from a high place, killing him.


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

Aiding Fitz and Simmons

"Information data uploaded, let's get going."
"Yes, sir."
Leo Fitz and James Davis[src]

Davis assists Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons

Davis was assigned to a team tasked with the assistance of Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons in investigating the StatiCorp facility in Batesville, Utah, following the destruction of the Particle Accelerator. Once Fitz had completed his work using the D.W.A.R.F.s to take readings from inside and uploaded the data, he ordered Davis to pack up the rest of the equipment and head back towards the Bus where they would determine the cause of the explosion and see if Hannah Hutchins was truly to blame for it.[2]

Working for Jeffrey Mace

Davis speaks with agent Yo-Yo Rodriguez

"How's your wife, Davis?"
"Getting bigger every day."
"Oh. Don't tell her that."
"More beautiful every day."
Yo-Yo Rodriguez and James Davis[src]

Following the HYDRA Uprising, Davis eventually rejoined S.H.I.E.L.D. under Jeffrey Mace's command. He checked Yo-Yo Rodriguez's S.H.I.E.L.D. Watch as she entered Zephyr One. She asked how was his wife and Davis said that she was growing bigger every day. Rodriguez told him that his wife rather not hear it, so Davis corrected himself and said she was more beautiful every day. Davis later was in Zephyr One, checking the status of the injured Chinatown Crew members.[8]

South Ridge Penitentiary Riot

Davis and S.H.I.E.L.D. arriving at the prison

"So these work like EpiPens?"
"Almost, but more efficient."
―James Davis and Leo Fitz[src]

Davis joined Alphonso Mackenzie in the mission to rescue Phil Coulson and Melinda May from South Ridge Penitentiary. In the Zephyr One, as they geared up, Davis received from Leo Fitz a suitcase with Ghost Infection Antidote, which he instructed them how to use it.

Davis rescues Phil Coulson and Melinda May

As the team landed at the prison in the Containment Module, Mackenzie sent Quake to lead Davis and Prince to find Coulson and May. Davis and Prince used I.C.E.R.s to take out two infected guards. They then meet up with Coulson and May and handed them I.C.E.R.s. Coulson then informed Davis that the guards would need to be treated, so he injected them with the antidote. Later, Mackenzie sent Davis and Prince back to the prison to help the police take control of the prisoners.[9]

Davis attempting to stop Alphonso Mackenzie

On Zephyr One, Coulson asked Davis for any developments in their search after Lucy Bauer and Eli Morrow. Davis said there were not, but a Quinjet was approaching. Jeffrey Mace contacted with the plane and said he was coming to arrest Quake and Ghost Rider.[10] As Zephyr One was ready to take off, Davis noticed Mackenzie on his motorcycle. Davis warned him that it was the Mace's orders that no one could leave, but Mackenzie did not listen and hit him before riding away.[11] Davis informed May and Daisy Johnson that they had reached the crash site of Mace, Coulson, and Mackenzie, but there was no Quinjet.[12]

Aiding the Koenigs

Davis alongside agent LT Koenig

"Agent LT Koenig. Sorry about kicking your candy ass."
LT Koenig to James Davis[src]

Davis informed Phil Coulson that Sam Koenig was on his way to Zephyr One. Davis and Quake entered a bar to ask help from LT Koenig. Suddenly, Davis was attacked by a woman, who revealed herself as LT. She excused Davis. Later, Quake explained to Davis that Sam and Billy Koenig had been in the original Life-Model Decoy program. Davis thought that it meant the Koenigs were robots, but LT joked about it.[13]

Hunting Watchdogs

Davis and Prince hold Tucker Shockley

Davis, Daisy Johnson and May's Team went to a warehouse where Tucker Shockley and other Watchdogs were hiding. Using I.C.E.R.s they caught them all. On Zephyr One, Davis was watching the cuffed Watchdogs while Johnson was interrogating Shockley. He and Prince then held Shockley as he talked to Jeffrey Mace and Johnson. Suddenly a twang was heard and Fitz and Simmons hurried to warn them that Shockley was the bomb. Johnson said to Davis and Prince to move and knocked out Shockley with her powers.[14]

Dealing with LMDs

Hunting the Superior

Davis follows Phil Coulson's S.H.I.E.L.D. team

"What, you're gonna go take on a killer android?"
"I'll take Davis."
"Concern only slightly lessened."
Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and James Davis[src]

Davis informed Coulson that the Patriot Suit was located in Nome. Davis then came with Coulson, Johnson and Mackenzie to Burkov Mining Facility and helped in the search for Mace. Later, they arrived at an old Submarine Base in Russia, where Davis accompanied Fitz and Simmons. They heard that Aida was in the facility, so Simmons went to find her with Davis. The two did not find Aida, but watched as she escaped in the Watchdogs Submarine.[15]

Hunting LMDs

Davis learns about the LMD infiltration

"Anyone here knows how to fly the Zephyr?"
"I... I just started training."
"Okay. Well, you're gonna try real hard."
Quake and James Davis[src]

Davis was later gathered with the other key members of S.H.I.E.L.D. and informed by Phil Coulson and Director Jeffrey Mace that both agents Daisy Johnson and Jemma Simmons had been kidnapped and replaced by Life-Model Decoys who planned to sabotage the base. Davis and the other agents were then ordered by their superiors to hunt down and destroy all the robots.

Davis is knocked out by Jemma Simmons

While Davis joined Alphonso Mackenzie and others in getting their weapons, the room was filled with gas, knocking out Davis and all of the others. Eventually, he awoke, confused as to why they were awake with the room still filled with gas, only to be greeted by Simmons who insisted that she and Johnson were not the LMDs. Simmons raised her gun and said she did not care if they believed her or not and then ordered them to move out.

Davis is ordered to fly the Zephyr One

As they moved through the base with all the Framework equipment, Davis then witnessed Mackenzie's LMD body being thrown across the hallway in pieces. Quake then appeared and order Davis to fly Zephyr One out of the base to safety while Piper and Prince collected any other unconscious agents they could find and get them away from the still spreading fire before the entire Playground base burned to the ground.

Davis pilots the Zephyr One to escape

Once onboard the Zephyr One, Davis managed to get the plane out of the hanger moments before May's LMD destroyed much of the Playground. Davis successfully flew the plane and all of them outside of the danger zone and towards sunlight. Having picked up Yo-Yo Rodriguez on the way, Davis and the other agents discussed the plan to get inside the Framework, which had been built by Holden Radcliffe with the help of the Darkhold. With no other choice, however, Quake and Simmons were logged into the Framework to begin the mission of finding their allies and free them from the digital world.[16]

Attacked by the Watchdogs

Davis is forced to wait onboard Zephyr One

"Davis! Try any evasive maneuver you can!"
"Not the only genius to think of that, thanks, but this thing also moves like a tank, so everybody get off my back!"
Daisy Johnson and James Davis[src]

The Zephyr One was eventually spotted by Anton Ivanov's men, who sent a plane to take down the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents.[17] As they needed to spare as much power as possible to keep Jemma Simmons and Daisy Johnson in the Framework, Davis and the other agents could not counterattack and did their best to avoid the Watchdogs aircraft's assaults.

Davis evading the Watchdogs' attacks

Simmons and Johnson ultimately escaped from the Framework,[18] which enabled Davis and the other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to retaliate. Davis did his best to perform evasion maneuvers while his colleagues powered up the weapons. As Davis warned them that the Watchdogs' plane flew right onto the Zephyr One, the weapons went online and Piper took down the hostile plane. Davis then flew the Zephyr One to the Ivanov Oil Platform, where they rescued Phil Coulson, Melinda May, Leo Fitz and Alphonso Mackenzie who had been kidnapped by the Watchdogs. The plane was later flied back to the Playground.[19]

Aida's Rampage

Davis rescues Leo Fitz from Aida

"We already left him. I'm sorry, but he's already dead."
Leo Fitz to Piper[src]

Aida and Leo Fitz were locked into a Containment Chamber at the Playground. However, Aida went insane after Fitz rejected her love and told her that he was still in love with Jemma Simmons. She attacked Fitz but Davis, along with Agents Piper and Prince, took him out of the chamber. Davis shot at Aida multiple times to buy time for Piper and Fitz to leave in the Containment Module. However, thanks to her healing powers, Aida survived the shooting and attacked Davis, heavily wounding him and leaving him for dead.[19]

Rescued by Deathlok

Davis attending Fitz and Simmons' wedding

"He stepped up, helped some agents on the run. Helped Agent Davis find medical help."
Phil Coulson[src]

While S.H.I.E.L.D. assumed that Davis had been killed by Aida, he actually survived the attack, albeit wounded. Deathlok found him and took him to receive medical attention. Davis, Deathlok and the other surviving agents were contacted by Deke Shaw and traveled to the Lighthouse to meet up with the key members of S.H.I.E.L.D. and witness the wedding of Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons.[20]

Back to Duty

Flying Ship

Davis finds the Principia

"We're looking for a needle in a haystack."
"Or a flying boat."
―James Davis and Daisy Johnson[src]

Returning to S.H.I.E.L.D., Davis served as a pilot. He was enlisted in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s quest for Gravitonium and piloted the Zephyr One in search of the lost ship Principia, which was supposed to be kept in altitude because of the Gravitonium inside. As Davis declared that they were looking for a needle in a haystack, they found the flying ship. Davis kept the plane stationary while the agents went to explore the ship, although Phil Coulson was prepared to replace him by Melinda May if things go wrong, something Davis agreed to.[21]

Transporting the Hintons

Davis transporting Polly and Robin Hinton

"Zephyr One, we're en route to you. Five minutes out."
"Copy that. You have the cargo onboard?"
"Yes, ma'am. Safe and secure."
―James Davis and Melinda May[src]

Davis was recruited by Daisy Johnson in a new mission to find Robin Hinton and Polly Hinton at the Retreat. Davis boarded the Zephyr One and once they got close enough to the Retreat, he flew a Quinjet with Johnson to pick up the Hintons. Davis then took the Quinjet back to the Zephyr One, informing Melinda May of their arrival.[22]

Search for Phil Coulson

Davis assisting in the search for Phil Coulson

"Davis, find a place to settle down."
"Okay. What do you have in mind?"
Daisy Johnson and James Davis[src]

Davis joined another S.H.I.E.L.D. mission led by Daisy Johnson to locate Phil Coulson who had been captured by HYDRA. Thanks to Robin Hinton's drawings, they were able to find the area where Coulson was. Johnson ordered Davis to land the Zephyr One so Coulson could find them. Davis found a place to take the plane and Coulson was successfully rescued along with Glenn Talbot, although Deke Shaw was wounded in the process. Davis then flew the Zephyr One back to the Lighthouse.[23]

Siege of the Lighthouse

Davis watching the other agents argue

"You heard him, they're coming after us."
"Okay. Davis, Piper, we're on point."
Jemma Simmons and Yo-Yo Rodriguez[src]

In the aftermath of the Infiltration into the HYDRA Herefordshire Facility, Davis returned to the Lighthouse with the other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and remained silent as the team argued over Yo-Yo Rodriguez's decision to kill Ruby Hale. When Phil Coulson ended the argument and ordered everyone to get to their job, Davis was asked by Agent Kim whether the situation was normal, and Davis replied that although the seemingly strange objectives of preventing the Destruction of Earth was normal for them, the divided team was not.

Davis and his allies protect their Gravitonium

Davis was in the lab with Jemma Simmons and Piper, helping to arrange the transportation of Gravitonium to the Zephyr One, when the Remorath invaded the Lighthouse. Davis, Piper and Simmons gathered weapons to hold siege in the lab, and they were joined by Yo-Yo Rodriguez and Glenn Talbot, who had been forced to retreat there because of the Remorath. Davis, Piper, and Rodriguez decided to defend the lab from outside, leaving Simmons and Talbot in the room.

Davis shooting back against all the Remorath

Together, they were able to hold off the Remorath for a time. However, they were soon outnumbered and Davis noticed that some Remorath had managed to go past them and were entering the lab. Davis tried to shoot some of them, but the Remorath broke into the lab nonetheless. However, they were all crushed by Talbot, who had used the Particle Infusion Chamber brought from the HYDRA Herefordshire Facility to gain gravity manipulation abilities. Thanks to this unexpected turn, Davis was able to survive the battle against the Remorath.[24]

Space Flight

Davis and Melinda May flying into space

"You coming with?"
"Yeah, I just need to get out of the Lighthouse."
"So you're going on a space mission to a hostile alien ship?"
Melinda May, Deke Shaw and James Davis[src]

As Glenn Talbot had taken Phil Coulson and himself into Qovas' Ship, Davis joined a rescue mission to reach the spaceship as well. Along with Melinda May, Davis flew the Zephyr One, which had been equipped with Gravitonium-based reactors enabling it to be taken into space. Using the plane's cloaking, they managed to approach the Remorath spacecraft and docked to it, enabling May and Quake to infiltrate it.[25]

Davis hides from a very powerful Glenn Talbot

Davis remained in the Zephyr One with Kim during the infiltration, telling the story of his near death to Deke Shaw, who was deeply impressed by it. However, they quickly figured out that something was wrong as Talbot, who had betrayed S.H.I.E.L.D., attacked the plane with several Remorath soldiers and killed Kim. Davis and Shaw remained hidden while Talbot left to steal the plane's Quinjet. They then alerted Alphonso Mackenzie to warn him about Talbot's betrayal.

Davis fighting the Remorath in the Zephyr One

While Shaw left to go to the others' rescue in Qovas' ship, Davis remained in the Zephyr One, which was further attacked by the Remorath. He managed to hold them off until Coulson and Quake returned, killing the Remorath. Coulson then asked Davis to take the Zephyr One back to Earth. During the flight, however, Coulson fainted due to his condition, prompting Quake to ask Davis to call for medical attention as soon as they would land in the Lighthouse.[26]

Battle of Chicago

Davis flies a Quinjet into the Battle of Chicago

"Out of my way! He's not breathing."
"No. The serum should've worked. I screened for possible side effects."
"He didn't take it."
―James Davis and Jemma Simmons[src]

Davis was among the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents who took part in the Battle of Chicago, flying the Zephyr One to the city. He then flew a Quinjet with Phil Coulson and Quake aboard into Chicago so that they could get near to Glenn Talbot, who was attacking the city and mining for more Gravitonium.

Davis discovers Phil Coulson has fainted

Once Quake left the plane after discovering that Coulson had not taken the Centipede Serum they had prepared to cure him, Davis took the Quinjet back to the Zephyr One with Coulson. However, Coulson fainted once again during the flight. Davis hurried up and brought him to Jemma Simmons and Yo-Yo Rodriguez in the Zephyr One so they could help him. He then watched as they were barely able to revive Coulson.

Davis rejoining their next S.H.I.E.L.D. mission

In the aftermath of the battle, with S.H.I.E.L.D. having successfully averted the Destruction of Earth and defeated Talbot, Davis put a plate in the Zephyr One for S.H.I.E.L.D. to always remember Coulson, who had decided to retire and spend the few days he had left to be with Melinda May in Tahiti. Davis joined the new S.H.I.E.L.D. led by Alphonso Mackenzie and was appointed as the team's main pilot due to May retiring as well. He then flew the Zephyr One away from Tahiti in their new mission to find the version of Leo Fitz who was frozen in space.[27]

Search for Leo Fitz

Travelling Across Galaxies

"You guys never wavered. You stayed on when the rest of the crew got off."
Quake to James Davis and Piper[src]

Once they had prepared everything they needed for the journey, a small team comprised of Jemma Simmons, Daisy Johnson, Piper and Davis boarded the Zephyr One and departed to Lighthouse in search for Leo Fitz. The team found themselves traveling to many different planets in search for Fitz, but would continue to be unsuccessful.[28] When visiting one planet, Davis decided to steal a pen, believing it to be very cool.[7]

Following a full year of searching for Fitz, the team would come across the vessel, only to find it destroyed, having been cut in half. Still holding out hope, they continued their search, tracking down as many leads as they could come across to find the other half of the vessel. Using a manifest found on the vessel, they tracked down every supplier on it, going to Trinawa and Pyree, where they came to the conclusion that someone must have given out information of the whereabouts of the supposedly undetectable vessel.[28]

Another Dead End

Davis pilots the Zephyr One through D'Rill

"Well, at least it's not a dead body."
"Yeah, but it's a dead end."
Piper and James Davis[src]

Having traced the search to Trok, Davis piloted the Zephyr One to D'Rill, where they were chased for violating galactic orders. After Davis landed, he and Piper received a message from Trok and were soon boarded by him. Trok was defeated by Quake, and she and Jemma Simmons were able to get information out of him about the other half of the Chronicom Vessel. With this lead, Davis flew to the vessel's location.

Davis finds an empty Cryo-Freeze Chamber

The team then boarded the vessel and explored it to find Leo Fitz. However, when they came across the Cryo-Freeze Chamber, they discovered Fitz was not in there. Defeated by this, Piper tried to comfort them in it at least not being a dead body, but Davis added that it was another dead end. The team then returned to the Zephyr, bringing the chamber with them, and took a moment, due to their recent failure to find Fitz once again affecting them.[28]

Losing Hope

Davis is relieved about returning to Earth

"I mean, one more week with Davis and we will find a dead body: his."
"Yes, because one more week with you and I will definitely kill myself."
Piper and James Davis[src]

The team, absent of Jemma Simmons, discussed the mission, where Quake informed them that it was time for them to return to Earth. Despite wanting to find Leo Fitz, Davis and Piper were relieved by this, finding it hard to continue to be away from their home and loved ones. Piper and Davis then joked about not being able to spend another week with each other, and Quake thanked them for sticking with them on the mission when everyone else didn't.[28]

To Deep-Deep Space

Davis refuses Jemma Simmons' direct order

"Don't talk tactics. He's family."
"Yeah, other people have family, too!"
"I mean, Davis has a kid, remember?"
"I haven't seen him in months."
Jemma Simmons, Piper, and James Davis[src]

Suddenly, Jemma Simmons joined them and informed the team about a manufacturing marker she found, and that they need to go to Naro-Atzia to find Leo Fitz. However, the team failed to hold hope on this potential lead, which Davis believed to be nothing. They tried to convince Simmons to head back to Earth, but she was determined to follow the lead. When Simmons ordered Davis to set the coordinates, he refused, not knowing if they could make the trip.

Davis arguing against Jemma Simmons' ideas

Piper then supported Davis' point, reminding Simmons that he had a child who he hadn't seen in months. When Simmons tried to speak with Quake, Davis interrupted, stating that he and Piper had a say in the matter too. However, the argument was interrupted when they were alerted of the Confederacy's presence, which they were confused on how they could have located them. They then shut down the Zephyr One so they would hopefully go undetected by the massive ship above them.

Davis watches over the Confederate Ship

They then watched as the ship flew over them, which Davis believed they were about to be attacked, but Piper disagreed, so they placed a bet on it, which Davis identified was rigged against him. Davis was proven right when the ship fired at them, so they turned the power back on and Davis evaded the attacks. Knowing that they needed to make a jump through space, Simmons took the opportunity to set the course for Naro-Atzia, rather than Earth, forcing the mission to continue.[28]

Davis angry at Jemma Simmons' risky actions

After arriving at Naro-Atzia, Davis and Piper became angry at Simmons for her actions due to it rising their chances of survival. Johnson then broke up the fight, and informed the team that they were going to go home. However, they received a call from Pretorious Pryce, demanding them to be boarded for inspection. During the inspection, they were attacked by Malachi, so Davis snuck up behind him and knocked him out.

Davis successfully knocks out Malachi

While Malachi was being interrogated, Piper discovered that Fitz was on Kitson, so they travelled After arriving at Naro-Atzia, Davis and Piper became angry at Simmons for her actions due to it rising their chances of survival. Johnson then broke up the fight, and informed the team that they were going to go home. However, they received a call from Pretorious Pryce, demanding them to be boarded for inspection. During the inspection, they were attacked by Malachi, so Davis snuck up behind him and knocked him out.

Davis consumes alien hallucinogens

After Malachi was interrogated, they learned that Fitz was on Kitson, so they all traveled to the planet to find him. Davis joined Johnson and Simmons as they came across Boyle and Toad, who informed them on Fitz's arrival. When Davis noticed what he believed to be food, he eat some without question, sharing it with the others. Davis then returned to the ship as Johnson and Simmons proceeded to the casino.[4]

Hallucinations on Kitson

Davis feeling the effects of the hallucinogens

"What is wrong with you?"
"I ate the yummies. Oh."
"Who else had them?"
"Daisy, Simmons, all those giraffes."
Piper and James Davis[src]

When Davis returned to the Zephyr One, the hallucinogens that he consumed began to have an affect of him. When Piper checked on him, Davis revealed that he, Daisy Johnson and Jemma Simmons had eaten something, although he was barely able to stay focused.

Davis is knocked out unconscious by Malachi

During his high, Davis began to wander around the ship, exclaiming how he was a secret agent in space. When Davis went to check on Malachi, he discovered him escaping his restraints, to his amazement, only to then be knocked out by the Chronicom. Piper soon found Davis unconscious, and when he awoke, he poorly informed Piper of Malachi's escape, only to be distracted by the animal crackers she had brought him.

Davis and Piper witness Malachi escape

Davis rejoined Piper in the control room, discovering Malachi trying to teleport away. Davis then opened fire upon him, but Malachi escaped and the fuse box was destroyed from the bullets. Davis believed he had evaporated Malachi, but was told by Piper that he had gotten away, casing them to question where he went and who he was trying to contact.[4]

Captured by the Chronicoms

The team see an incoming Confederacy ship

"Don't lock us in here. We hardly even know that Enoch."
"Yeah, and my buddy here is nursing a wicked hangover."
―James Davis and Piper[src]

Davis and Piper were soon rejoined by Daisy Johnson and Jemma Simmons along with Enoch in the Zephyr One. As Davis piloted the ship away from Kitson, he expressed his irritation about Enoch's constant complaining. Suddenly, the power in the ship went out and the team went to check on what was happening. They then noticed a Confederacy ship above them, causing them to try to retreat.

Davis and Piper witness Atarah's arrival

However, they were stopped when a fleet of ships emerged, forcing the team to be boarded by the other ship. They quickly made their way to where the enemies were about to enter, believing it to be the Confederacy and the Remoraths. Davis collected the guns for the others as they all took cover and prepared for a fight. However, when Enoch opened the door, it was revealed that the ships surrounding them were the Chronicoms.

Davis and Piper attempt to escape the cell

Atarah then brought the team onboard their ship, throwing Davis and Piper in a cell, much to their objection. The two attempted to convince the Chronicoms to let them out, but they did not acknowledge. While in the cell, Davis and Piper tried to escape from the cell, bickering with each other about how hard they were trying. Soon, Johnson and Simmons rescued them, although they claimed they could have freed themselves.

The team become surrounded by Chronicoms

When the team began to escape the ship, they were surrounded by the Chronicoms. Johnson suggested that they fight their way out, but Simmons stopped it, telling them she was going to stay behind. Simmons then said her goodbyes to the team, thanking them for their help, and was taken away. The three then returned to the Zephyr and heading back to Earth.[5]

Sarge's Campaign

Returning Home

Davis and Piper return to the Lighthouse

"I never thought I'd be so happy to see this dirty, old place."
"Amen, brother."
―James Davis and Piper[src]

The team was able to return to Earth, having found Leo Fitz, who was still in space with Jemma Simmons. Johnson radioed the Lighthouse informing them of their long-awaited arrival, and they landed. They then entered the Lighthouse, where they were greeted by Alphonso Mackenzie and Yo-Yo Rodriguez. As they hugged, Davis expressed his happiness to back at the base. When Mackenzie asked about FitzSimmons' whereabouts, they were interrupted by Trevor Khan who informed them that Melinda May had captured Sarge, unbeknownst to the three that he looked exactly like Phil Coulson.[5]

Sarge in Charge

Davis resumes his role as S.H.I.E.L.D.'s pilot

"I'm in charge, and I can quiet any doubts you have about that real quick."
Sarge to James Davis[src]

Despite being on a tiring mission for a year, Davis got straight back into the field, catching up on the news of Sarge's campaign and capture, and returning to his position as a pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D. When Sarge was freed and went with Johnson, May, Deke Shaw and Snowflake to stop Izel's plans, Mackenzie had Davis pilot Zephyr One with the rest of Sarge's Squad onboard, watching over Sarge's mission.

Davis is forced to follow orders from Sarge

Later, Sarge tricked the team into being stranded on a bomb-laden truck straight towards the same tower where Izel was going to land, and teleported onto Zephyr One to meet back up with Jaco and Pax.[29] When Sarge aggressively took control of the bridge, Davis was ordered by Sarge to stop following the truck and make his way to the ship exiting Earth's atmosphere. With hostages in danger, Mack was forced to tell the team to obey Sarge. While dealing with this situation, Davis received communications from Fitz and Simmons who used a coded message to tell Davis that they were in a potential hostage situation, while Davis had to give the same code back to them.

Davis listens to Sarge and Izel's conversation

Sarge interrupted the communication and demanded to speak directly to Izel. While the two argued, Sarge's anger caused him to underestimate Yo-Yo's speed abilities that allowed her to secretly help free Mackenzie. When Sarge took out his anger on his own teammate, Pax, and killed him, Jaco left to find Rodriguez. Mack took advantage of the situation and fought Sarge, taking him by surprise and knocking him out.[6]

Infiltration into the Lazy Comet

Davis joins the S.H.I.E.L.D. rescue team

"You heard the orders. We are not to pursue under any circumstances."
"We can end this."
―James Davis and Jaco[src]

With Sarge no longer in charge of Zephyr One, S.H.I.E.L.D. planned a search and rescue mission in order to retrieve Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons, with Jaco joining the team. They boarded the ship, and Davis suggested he take lead, having been on the ship previously.

Davis and Jaco facing off with Izel's Crew

They found themselves encountering Izel's Crew, so Alphonso Mackenzie ordered Davis and Jaco to fight them off as they went to find Fitz and Simmons. During the search, Jaco and Davis spotted Izel, but Davis was reluctant about making a move, as it was against their orders. However, Jaco convinced him that they could end it all right there, so Davis agreed. They split up and approached Izel from different directions, with Davis coming in through the back. However, he was secretly bested by her and she possessed his body, using the situation to her advantage to make her escape off the ship and onto Earth.[6]

Infiltration into the Lighthouse

Davis blacks out from being possessed by Izel

"After I blacked out, she was the first thing I saw when I came to. So I was in bad shape... she was cool about it. Sweet, really."
"Melinda May was sweet? Is there a different meaning for that word?"
―James Davis and Yo-Yo Rodriguez[src]

At the celebration for S.H.I.E.L.D.'s victory, Izel continued to be in possession of Davis' body until she later swapped him for Melinda May, who happened to be passing by alone. Davis, now barely regaining consciousness, was suggested by May to go rest. Davis, in a daze, then complied with the suggestion, and headed to his room.

Davis being questioned about his blackout

Later, he was woken up by Yo-Yo Rodriguez and Daisy Johnson who asked about what he did last night, but had no memory of a large chunk of his time since before they had returned from the Lazy Comet. Davis informed them that after blacking out, he remembered encountering May, who acted strange. He then told them to ask Jaco as he was on the lazy Comet too, but they informed him Jaco blow up along with the ship. He then realized that he lost time after encountering Izel, revealing that she had secretly possessed Davis' body and had returned to Earth with him.[7]

Murdered by Izel

The S.H.I.E.L.D. team discuss Izel's plan

"I did warn you: Could be worse."
"What are you doing to him?"
"So brave and so fragile."
Izel, Alphonso Mackenzie and Piper[src]

They all then headed to the control room to inform Alphonso Mackenzie of their discovery, telling him that Izel was at the base and was jumping in people, causing them to lose time. Mackenzie then locked down the Lighthouse so Izel couldn't escape, and they began to track her down. Davis confirmed that the Lighthouse was secured, and the others informed the other agents. They then started to discuss what Izel might want, and Davis suggested they interview all the agents to try and identify her.

Davis reveals to the team he is not possessed

However, they all then made the realization that any of them could be possessed, causing them to go silent, which Davis found to be worse. They then decided to check each other first, asking things about them Izel could not know. When Johnson and Yo-Yo Rodriguez were cleared, Mackenzie locked them up for safety, and Davis was then cleared when he revealed he stole a space pen, believing it to be cool.

Davis hesitates to shoot Izel in Piper's body

Izel soon revealed herself, having possessed Leo Fitz, taunting and mocking the team. When she began to put the team in danger, Melinda May signaled Davis to take a vantage point above. When Izel possessed Piper and forced her to shoot herself through the hand, Alphonso Mackenzie ordered Davis to shoot her so Izel would come out. However, Davis could not bring himself to do so, and she made her move, going in and out of each of the agents, making her way towards Davis.

Davis is forced to commit suicide by Izel

Izel possessed Davis, and decided to punish them for not complying with her. Izel moved Davis to the edge of the level, and forced his body to fall off a high ledge while she secured herself and left his body to plummet to the ground. Davis was killed on impact, much to the shock and horror of the team. Davis' body was later put into a body bag and taken away, as the team mourned his death, especially Piper.[7]


Recreated by Piper

Davis' death was later avenged when Melinda May killed Izel in the Temple of the Forgotten using Sarge's Sword.[30] One year later, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons built an Life-Model Decoy recreation of Davis, after Piper guarded their daughter and was offered anything in return.[31]


"This is insane. I mean, it's a miracle you survived all that with just one scar?"
"You tell everyone that story?"
"I don't think they care."
Piper and James Davis[src]

Davis showed complete dedication to S.H.I.E.L.D., both before and after it was declared a terrorist organization by the authorities. He almost gave his life to enable his allies to escape from Aida, being grievously wounded in the process. Once he was saved by Deathlok, Davis did not hesitate to join back S.H.I.E.L.D. and help them to prevent the Destruction of Earth.

Davis proved to be a humble person. Despite being a skilled S.H.I.E.L.D. agent on his own, he had no problem acknowledging that they were far better people than him in the organization. As such, when S.H.I.E.L.D. attempted to reclaim Gravitonium from the Principia, Davis agreed when Phil Coulson told that he trusted Melinda May more than Davis to fly the Zephyr One in case of emergency. Additionally, despite knowing that he had lived an incredible story when fighting Aida, Davis recognized that it was less impressive that everything Coulson's team had ever experienced so far.

Although he was not among the most prominent members of S.H.I.E.L.D., Davis deeply cares for his colleagues. Like other agents, he expressed considerable happiness when Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons got married. He was also worried when the team stood divided because of what had happened during the Infiltration into the HYDRA Herefordshire Facility. Moreover, during the Search for Leo Fitz, he expressed that he wanted to find Fitz more than anyone, despite it not comparing anywhere near Simmons' desire to find him. However, since he rejoined S.H.I.E.L.D., Davis has become an important part of the team, even believing that he, along with Piper, should be involved in the team decisions during the search for Fitz.

Due to all the supernatural events he witnessed as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Davis became used to seemingly impossible phenomena. As such, when the S.H.I.E.L.D. team found the flying boat Principia and Tony Caine asked them whether they frequently saw such things, Davis casually replied that they did indeed.


  • Marksman: To be added
"I'm the one who flies this thing."
―James Davis to Jemma Simmons[src]
  • Pilot: Davis was trained to fly the Zephyr One and was the only pilot available when Daisy Johnson and Jemma Simmons sought to escape from the Playground. Despite his admitted lack of experience, Davis displayed sufficient piloting skills to fly the Zephyr One for a long time and withstand the assaults of a Watchdogs aircraft while they were unable to retaliate. Upon returning to duty, Davis became one of the two main S.H.I.E.L.D. pilots, although he recognized that he was not as skilled as Melinda May. Davis piloted the Zephyr One during various missions, like the search for the Principia. He also piloted a Quinjet when he went to find Robin Hinton in the retreat or during the Battle of Chicago.


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  • Smith & Wesson M&P: The Smith & Wesson M&P pistol is the standard sidearm carried by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, and, as such, Davis was issued with one of these. He drew it when they returned to the destroyed Playground and Aida was a threat for them, and emptied the magazine on her right after Piper shot her, hoping to kill Aida or at least give time for his friends to escape. Davis also used the handgun to fend off the Remorath as they sieged the Lighthouse, and to kill the ones that infiltrated Zephyr One when he took the plane to Qovas' Ship. As part of the arsenal on Zephyr One during S.H.I.E.L.D.'s mission to locate a stranded Leo Fitz, Davis resorted to use it against the enemies they came across, using it to threaten Boyle and Toad into revealing Fitz's whereabouts, and together with Piper trying to re-capture Malachi as he escaped from his restraints, only for Davis to shoot at the fuse box. Together with Simmons, the three agents grabbed guns from the arsenal to prepare for a final stand before being captured by the Chronicoms led by Atarah. Davis joined the field mission to infiltrate the Lazy Comet and rescue Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons, carrying the gun and shooting at the crewmembers that had become Shrike hosts. Once Izel infiltrated into the Lighthouse, Davis took his handgun to try to shoot at her when gathered at the command center to determine who had been possessed,being told by Alphonso Mackenzie to stand down at first, but later ordered to shoot at Piper's possesed body. As he hesitated to shoot at Piper, Izel possessed him and made him kill himself.

Other Equipment





  • Wife
  • Son




Appearances for Davis

In chronological order:

Behind the Scenes

  • In the press release of the episode The Ghost, Max Osinski was credited as "Agent Red." In the comics, Agent Red is a telepathic S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
  • On social media, Max Osinski has referred to his character as "Davis D. Davis."


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  8. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.01: The Ghost
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  10. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.06: The Good Samaritan
  11. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.07: Deals With Our Devils
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  18. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.20: Farewell, Cruel World!
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  27. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.22: The End
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