- "Once Project Insight launches, the whole game is gonna change."
"What do you mean?"
"Let's just say we're not gonna be working underground much longer."
- ―Mark Basso and Mark Smith
Mark Basso and Mark Smith took the Scepter to Sokovia from S.H.I.E.L.D. S.T.A.T.I.O.N. and delivered it to Wolfgang von Strucker and Doctor List. He explained to Smith that HYDRA had a base of operations in that country as it developed outside of the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- S.H.I.E.L.D. (First Incarnation)
- Mark Basso's name and likeness are a reference to Mark Basso, Assistant Editor and Project Manager at Marvel Entertainment. The character B'sso is also named after him.