- "If I could see the future, I'd go straight to Las Vegas."
- ―Leo Fitz
Las Vegas is the most populous city in the state of Nevada, and also an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, fine dining, and nightlife.
Tony Stark's Apogee Award
Tony Stark was awarded with an Apogee Award, travelling to Las Vegas in order to accept it on a ceremony presented by his friend James Rhodes at the Caesars Palace. The ceremony presented Stark's earliest successes and latest advances in military armament. However, when Stark did not appeared to receive the award, Obadiah Stane accepted it on his behalf.
Stark was gambling at the casino as the award was being presented, and Rhodes gave him the award near the gaming table. Stark got rid of the award by giving it to one of the entertainers of the casino dressed as a Roman.
While exiting the casino, Stark is approached by journalist Christine Everhart, who interviewed him about his reputation as an arms dealer while Stark flirted with her, managing to take her to his house in California.
Lorelei, an Asgardian fugitive intending to conquer Earth, demanded to her last thrall, Grant Ward, to be taken to somewhere deserving of a queen, so he took her to Las Vegas in order to show her a more scenic location than Death Valley. While there, the two checked into Caesars Palace, a place that pleased Lorelei, and made her praise Ward's skills, specially compared to the men she enthralled in the Mojave Desert. Despite being enthralled, Ward knew that he was dispensable for Lorelei, but he did not care about it.
Lorelei wanted Ward as the leader of the army she demanded him to present her with, giving him a gift in return. Ward and Lorelei spent the night together, and they shared their former experiences, with Ward confiding in Lorelei about his feelings for Melinda May and Skye, while she remembered her 600 years imprisoned in the Asgardian Dungeons while admiring the beauty she was seeing on Earth, despite thinking at first that it was a desolate planet while wandering the desert.
Together, Lorelei and Ward planned how to take the planet, as Lorelei was concerned that Sif was hunting her. Ward suggested eliminating her as a threat, but Lorelei warned him not to underestimate Sif, as the graves of Asgard were filled with men who did that. However, as Ward perfectly knew the people she was working with, he felt himself capable of doing so.
The following morning, Skye found a lead on Ward and Lorelei's location, and Phil Coulson led an all-female S.W.A.T. team to raid the Caesars Palace suite they stayed, only to find they had already abandoned it.
Coulson told Melinda May that he knew that, despite she told him that her relationship with Ward would not be a problem, she would not tell him if it was. May did not answer, and contacted Leo Fitz at the Bus asking him to track Ward and Lorelei using the cameras in the town, not knowing that Ward and Lorelei had drawn them from the plane to prepare an ambush and take the plane for themselves.
Wilder Family Trip
- "Where'd you learn that?"
"Remember that family trip we took to Vegas? You and Mom went to go see Cirque du Soleil?"
"Yeah, you said you wanted to watch How to Train Your Dragon 2 in the hotel room."
"Yeah, I did, for like five minutes, and then I snuck into DEF CON 23, where I sat in the back of a seminar on how to hack a call."
- ―Geoffrey Wilder and Alex Wilder
During one of the family trips, Geoffrey and Catherine Wilder went to see Cirque du Soleil while Alex stayed at the hotel room where he was watching How to Train Your Dragon 2. However, five minutes later, Alex left the hotel and snuck into DEF CON 23 Hacking Conference where he sat in the back of a seminar on how to hack a call.
Having been hacked by Alex Wilder, the Church of Gibborim vans transporting followers who were meant to provide security on the PRIDE Construction Site in Los Angeles drove by themselves to Las Vegas. This caused Frances, who had initially believed in a miracle, to think that the vans were possessed by an agent of darkness.
In chronological order:
- Iron Man
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Captain America: Civil War (mentioned)
- Las Vegas translates into "The Meadows" in Spanish.
- According to Andrew Garner, Melinda May loves Las Vegas.