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"Oh, wow! What's that? It's, like, a little device? It's, like, a thing that's going to pick the lock?"
"You might want to take a few steps back."
Pepper Potts and Phil Coulson[src]

The Pick-Lock Device is a small explosive device used by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to quickly breach secured doors by damaging or destroying the door's locking mechanism in an unsubtle but very effective way.


Used by S.H.I.E.L.D.

"I love these things."
Phil Coulson[src]

Pepper Potts and Phil Coulson activate the device

Phil Coulson used the device to infiltrate "Section 16" at Stark Industries Headquarters in Los Angeles during the operation to apprehend Obadiah Stane.[1]

Melinda May and Phil Coulson activate the device

Coulson also used one to open the door of the one of the Centipede Project's laboratory rooms in Hong Kong where Chan Ho Yin was being held captive.[2] During the HYDRA Uprising, an enhanced version of the device was used by agents in the Hub to breach the Bus, in order to get inside and deal with Coulson's Team.[3] When John Garrett and Grant Ward invaded the Fridge, Garrett used a Pick-Lock Device to open the door to a hidden vault in order to get the weaponry inside.[4]

Bobbi Morse holding a Pick-Lock Device

When Melinda May and Bobbi Morse infiltrated a bank in the Cayman Islands they used a Pick-Lock Device to open the safety deposit boxes in the vault.[5] Morse also used open the safety of the delegates Ellen King, when she infiltrated her room.[6]

Alphonso Mackenzie used a Pick-Lock Device to free Eli Morrow from his cell.[7] STRIKE operatives used improve Pick-Lock Devices to open the door of Tucker Shockley's hideout.[8]


Appearances for Pick-Lock Device

In chronological order:



  • The use of the Pick-Lock Device in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode Girl in the Flower Dress is a reference to Iron Man, as Phil Coulson uses the device in exactly the same way: Coulson asks for the device from one of his subordinates by just raising his hand, and after pressing the button, he waits for the explosion with his arms folded across his chest.


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