For other uses, see Keller (disambiguation)
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"Keller. Tied my boss up, stole his identity."
"I borrowed his likeness, I'm no thief."
Nick Fury and Talos[src]

R. Keller is a high-ranking member of S.H.I.E.L.D., and was instated as the agency's Director in the 1990s. While investigating Vers' arrival on Earth, Keller was compromised when his identity was assumed by Talos.


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

Skrull Invasion

Keller arrives with a S.H.I.E.L.D. task force

In 1995, Keller and a group of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents investigated the arrival of a mysterious woman at a shopping plaza in Los Angeles, shortly after an alien spaceship had exploded in Earth's orbit. When they were ambushed by a Skrull, Nick Fury and a Skrull impostor of Phil Coulson left him to chase the Skrulls and Vers. By the time the chase was over, Keller returned alongside his fellow agents to the Los Angeles Field Office.

Keller's identity is taken and assumed by Talos

While in his office, Keller was approached by Talos, who managed to overpower him and assume his identity, knocking him out. Talos used the guise of Keller to perform an autopsy on a Skrull who was killed in an altercation with Fury. Talos returned to Keller's office to retrieve a security badge, having successfully fooled the rookie Coulson. As Keller, Talos ordered several agents, including Coulson and Whitcher to the Joint Dark Energy Mission Facility to apprehend Fury and Vers.

After the conflict with the Kree and Skrulls, Talos inferred Keller was still alive. Keller was freed from his captive state and resumed his role as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D..[1]

Passing the Mantle

Keller was replaced as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. by Nick Fury, whom Alexander Pierce appointed as Director due his actions during a hostage situation in Bogotá.[2]



  • SIG Sauer P226: The SIG Sauer P226 was the standard pistol issued to S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel in the 1990s. Keller carried this as his sidearm, until it was taken from him after his identity was assumed by Talos.






  • In the comics, Agent Keller is the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Department of Acquisitions.



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Preceded by:
Peggy Carter
Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Succeeded by:
Nick Fury
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