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.
- Mark Basso's name and likeness are a reference to Mark Basso, an editor of several Marvel Cinematic Universe comics. The character B'sso is also named after him.