Agent Piper is a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative from the Operations division. She joined a task force assembled by Phil Coulson in a failed attempt to assassinate Hive. Under Jeffrey Mace's command, Piper joined Melinda May's new STRIKE team. After Mace's death, she temporarily collaborated with the General Hale before rejoining S.H.I.E.L.D. after they returned from the future. She assisted in their battles with Hale and helped rescue civilians during the Battle of Chicago.
Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Working for Phil Coulson
- "The frickin' aliens just landed. We're not... We're not gonna take a moment and let that soak in?"
As S.H.I.E.L.D. found the location of Hive, Piper, O'Brien and two other agents volunteered to join Melinda May and Alphonso Mackenzie on a mission to kill Hive and rescue Daisy Johnson. Mackenzie briefed the agents about the mission and they used Zephyr One to go to Union City. On Zephyr One, Phil Coulson also briefed the team about their mission and asked them to be careful and smart as Hive was an incredibly dangerous opponent with an incredibly loyal army behind him.
Upon arriving within Union City, May got the information about Hive's location. As the team went there, Coulson on Zephyr One told them to enter the facility with the safeties off, but Piper said that the had never been off. They entered the facility where they saw the Kree Orb in action. Coulson ordered their team to get out quickly. Once they were outside, a satellite crashed directly into the facility and two Kree Reapers walked out and began attacking. O'Brien informed the team that there were large footprints. Piper was shocked to learn that aliens had landed and asked why nobody was shocked.
The team followed the Kree Reapers, who killed everyone they encountered, and Piper saw that one of them sensed something in the church. Piper, May, and O'Brien entered the church where they saw the Kree and Hive dueling. As the Kree Reaper seemed to gain the upper hand, Piper said to May that he might to their work, but May told to not be so sure. Once Hive killed the Kree, so Coulson ordered them to attack. After May and O'Brien's shots did not work, May ordered Piper to shot him with her grenade launcher, but Hive was unmoved by the blast and healed from his wounds.
Seeing that they could not defeat Hive on their own, May ordered Piper and the rest of the team to run. They took the injured Mackenzie away from Daisy Johnson, who had almost killed him with her Inhuman power due to him destroying one of the Kree Reapers she needed with a Splinter Bomb. Having shot Johnson with an I.C.E.R., Piper and the others entered the Containment Module and returned to the Playground to get Mackenzie medical attention from Jemma Simmons. As the team were around Mackenzie, Piper noted that Hive was seemingly completely unstoppable.
May's STRIKE Team
- "Okay, people! What, you never seen the biggest plane ever built before?! Next pairing, on the mat!"
Jeffrey Mace assigned Melinda May the task of creating, training and leading a specialist S.H.I.E.L.D. tactical team. She recruited four agents, including Piper. One day, May trained her team in martial arts in the Playground hangar. After she defeated her opponent, May asked her team why he failed. Piper answered that he tagged out. Zephyr One then landed and May asked Piper to train them for her. Piper said to the team to ignore the largest plane ever built and continue with training, calling the next pair to begin their fight training.
However when it was discovered that May had been assisting Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie in their search for Quake, Piper and the other members of May's team watched as May was confronted by Jemma Simmons about her actions. When Simmons locked eyes with Piper, she turned away so her words could be more private. Piper and the rest of the team were then sent to Los Angeles to fight Chinatown Crew bring back Coulson and Mackenzie under the orders of Simmons who worked directly under Mace's command, much to May's own personal annoyance.
Having discovered Coulson and Mackenzie spying on a deal being done by Chen to purchase a box containing Lucy Bauer, Piper joined the rest of her team using the new Mapping-Action Eyewear developed by Leo Fitz to sneak up on the Chinatown Crew and shoot them with I.C.E.R.s with such efficiency that Mackenzie could not help but be impressed. With the crew now captured, Piper joined her team on Zephyr One, checking the status of the injured Chinatown Crew members and noting their Watchdogs tattoos on their wrists with Mackenzie still by her side.
Melinda May's Breakdown
"Is there a different title you'd prefer? Commander? Sir?"
"Let's just stick to 'May'.
"I can do May. I can do that, May."
- ―Melinda May and Piper
While Piper was walking through the Playground she was called over by Melinda May who asked her to get May's Team ready for combat training in ten minutes. When Piper referred to May as Ma'am they had an awkward discussion trying to work out what name May would prefer before settling on simply calling her May, with Piper then quickly leaving to collect her fellow teammates for the upcoming training session.
While training began, Piper witnessed a now panicked May walking through the rooms before being escorted out by Phil Coulson. As Piper watched, May had a sudden breakdown and attacked Coulson, believing him to be working against her and infected with something terrible. As the other members of May's team tried to calm her down, Piper engaged in a fight with her own commander, which she eventually lost. In the end, Jeffrey Mace personally defeated May, having revealed himself to be an Inhuman and knocked her unconscious before taking her into S.H.I.E.L.D.'s custody.
Piper assisted in training Jeffrey Mace, who had stopped using his Patriot Serum to gain super-strength, resulting in Piper pinning him to the ground in seconds. Piper was later gathered with the other key members of S.H.I.E.L.D. and informed by Phil Coulson and Mace that both Daisy Johnson and Jemma Simmons had been kidnapped and replaced by Life-Model Decoys who planned to sabotage the base. Piper and the other agents were then ordered by their superiors to hunt down and destroy all the robots.
While Piper joined Alphonso Mackenzie and others in getting their weapons, she overheard an explosion elsewhere in the Playground and questioned if they were trying to destroy the base. However, the room then filled with gas, knocking out Piper and all of the others. Eventually, she awoke, confused as to why they were awake with the room still filled with gas, only to be greeted by Simmons who insisted that she and Johnson were not the LMDs. Piper questioned this, but Simmons raised her gun and told her that she did not care if they believed her or not and then ordered Piper to move out.
As they moved through the base with all the Framework equipment, Piper prepared herself to attack Simmons with a knife as soon as her back was turned. Just as she made her move, however, Piper then witnessed Mackenzie's LMD body being thrown across the hallway in pieces, confirming that Simmons was telling the truth. Johnson then appeared and order Davis to fly Zephyr One out of the base to safety while Piper and Prince collected any other unconscious agents they could find and get them away from the still spreading fire before the entire Playground base burned to the ground.
Following their newest orders, Piper and Prince both evacuated the remaining S.H.I.E.L.D. agents while Johnson and Simmons managed to convince Melinda May LMD to allow them to leave. Once onboard Zephyr One, Piper assisted Johnson who was struggling to walk while Davis managed to get the Zephyr out of the hanger moments before May's LMD detonated a bomb which destroyed her, Coulson's LMD and much of the Playground base. Piper and the other agents then watched in amazement as Davis successfully flew the plane and all of them outside of the danger zone and towards sunlight.
Trapped on Zephyr One
Having collected Yo-Yo Rodriguez on the way, Piper and the other agents discussed the plan to get inside the Framework, which had been built by Holden Radcliffe with the help of the Darkhold, with Piper expressing great concern about the likelihood of completing the mission to free all their allies from the digital world. When Piper questioned if the mission would be as easy as Jemma Simmons was making it sound, Rodriguez noted that they did not know.
With no other choice, Piper helped to log Daisy Johnson and Simmons into the Framework to begin the mission to find their friends and hopefully be able to convince them to leave the virtual world and return to reality without being found and killed by Aida or anything else there. With the mission underway and with no way to track their process, Piper turned to Rodriguez and questioned what they did now, to which she was told that they simply had to wait until they had some answers or Simmons and Quake awoke from the Framework with their friends, although this still seemed unlikely.
While Johnson and Simmons searched through the Framework to save all of their friends, Piper and the other remaining S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were forced to remain on Zephyr One for the next few days simply waiting for them to log themselves out of the Framework. During this time, the crew was forced to drain all their power into the Framework, losing lights and heating as a result. With only twenty-four hours until they ran out of fuel, Davis suggested that they land and refuel, but Piper insisted that they could not trust anybody who was on the ground who was attempting to talk to them.
Later, Prince informed Piper that Glenn Talbot was trying to reach them. Unable to take Johnson and Simmons out of the Framework themselves, Piper then suggested that they turn off the cloaking to maintain the power for a little longer, although Davis insisted that being invisible was the only thing keeping them all safe. However, this was eventually decided to be the best course of action and so Zephyr One's cloaking was shut off, while Piper begged Johnson and Simmons to hurry up and return to them as they were running out of time as the plane would lose power soon.
Targeted by Watchdogs
- "Where is he?! Can you see anything?"
"No, Piper, I can only see what's right in front of me. He's right in front of us! Oh, he's heading straight for us!"
"Hey, hurry! This guy's going kamikaze!"
- ―Piper and Davis
While standing by Daisy Johnson and Jemma Simmons, Piper was joined by Yo-Yo Rodriguez who expressed her dismay at not being able to help Alphonso Mackenzie, although Piper insisted that she already was doing enough to help. Hearing of a situation as they joined Davis in the cockpit. They were informed that a Watchdogs' jet was following them, sent by the Superior. Piper then noted that they should have stayed cloaked while Prince informed them that without any power they now could not use the plane's weapons.
As the Superior's plane fired at them, Piper was the first to realize that Simmons had managed to free herself of the Framework, telling Piper that they had become trapped there. When the plane took another hit, Johnson fell off her bed, but she had just been able to free herself from the Framework, telling them that while Phil Coulson, Melinda May and Leo Fitz had all been saved, Jeffrey Mace had been killed and Mackenzie had decided to stay behind for reasons that she did not explain. They then focused their attention on destroying the enemy plane before he could shoot them out of the sky.
With Johnson and Simmons recovered from their awakening, the group focused on destroying the incoming jet, noting that Zephyr One had already taken three hits, explaining how they still could not fire back. Davis was ordered to continue trying to evade the jet's missiles as best he could, to which he told them to get off his back. While Simmons, Johnson, and Rodriguez went to restore power to the plane, Piper was ordered to take control of the Zephyr's guns, to which she joked that she was offended Simmons even needed to ask if she was able to before running to the controls.
While they were forced to wait for power to be restored, Davis then informed the agents that the Zephyr was losing oxygen quickly due to a fire breaking out inside the plane. Rodriguez was able to use her own Inhuman power to assist the others in regaining control of the plane, at which point Piper was finally able to take control of all the guns available to her, just as the Watchdogs' jet was now flying straight towards them in order to crash into the Zephyr One. Piper, however, successfully shot the jet out of the sky in time, celebrating her perfectly aimed shot with a loud cheer to herself.
The group discussed the Zephyr's situation, with Piper noting that they drained all of their power keeping the Framework running while they were logged in. Questioned about why they did not refuel at the Playground, Piper and Davis showed Johnson and Simmons the footage of Glenn Talbot's interview of WHiH World News in which he explained that S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were fugitives once again in the wake of the Siege of the Playground as well as the subsequent bombing of the Playground, of which Quake had now become a key suspect due to her unique powers.
Having located their allies at the Ivanov Oil Platform, the agents went to collect Coulson and May who were attempting to escape while the Superior had bombed the Platform from the Watchdogs Submarine. Piper watched on as Mackenzie was almost left behind due to the lack of time; however, he was suddenly teleported onto the Zephyr by Aida and Fitz, saving his life just in time. Piper then watched as Simmons shot Aida with an I.C.E.R. before turning the gun on Fitz and ordering the team to return to the plane as Mackenzie was safe, much to the great relief of both Coulson and Rodriguez.
Having returned to the bombed Playground, Piper and the rest of May's Team were forced into action when Aida became enraged upon being romantically rejected by Leo Fitz. With Aida still trapped inside the Containment Module, Piper helped pull Fitz to safety, noting that the machinery inside would keep her trapped, only for Fitz to reveal that teleportation was not her only Inhuman power, forcing them all to continue running for their lives before Aida could catch up with them.
As they moved through the base, Fitz insisted that with all her new powers gained from Inhumans inside the Framework, including Lincoln Campbell and Gordon, Aida could not be stopped. They were soon cornered by United States Air Force soldiers who demanded that they drop their weapons and surrender, while Piper joked that they could maybe just have a conversation. To their shock, however, Aida teleported behind the soldiers, drawing one of their guns and then shooting him through the throat, as then Piper insisted to the surviving soldiers that Aida was not on their side.
Piper rejoined Fitz just as Aida snapped Prince's neck, so Piper shot Aida in the chest. Davis charged forward and continued shooting Aida while Piper escaped with Fitz. Finding all the other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in a standoff with Glenn Talbot, Fitz insisted that Melinda May fly Zephyr One away before Aida could find them. Piper noted that they had left Davis behind, but Fitz informed her that Aida would have almost certainly had already killed him. Talbot retreated as they flew away. Piper left the Zephyr by parachute with all of the instructions necessary if things go wrong between S.H.I.E.L.D. and Aida.
General Hale's Deception
As her allies vanished off the radar, Piper then did as instructed and insisted that they were innocent of criminal actions. However, she was eventually captured by Hale who forced Piper to make a deal to betray her friends and have them arrested, with General Hale promising their safety. Using the Kree Orb, Piper tricked the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents into investigating as she claimed to be there to investigate the Kree Orb herself. While the agents all expressed their delight in seeing Piper again, she remained quiet about her true intentions to hand them over to Hale.
Upon being asked what happened since escaping Zephyr One, Piper explained that she had followed Phil Coulson's orders and told their story to ensure that Aida and the Superior did not get away with their crimes. Having no idea if any of her allies were alive or dead, Piper explained that she had searched for them, even visiting their families like Lian May, but could not find them, as Alphonso Mackenzie noted that they were technically hiding on Earth. Asked if she recognized the beacon, Piper noted that her first mission was to investigate the beacon when Hive had activated it, so she knew it immediately, while also claiming she had evacuated the staff when it happened.
With the Orb being studied at by Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons, it then eventually reactivated only for Fitz to figure out how to turn it off. As they had figured out some parts were man-made, Piper then drew her gun and ordered them all to surrender before the team of robotic agents led by Ruby Hale arrived and held everyone at gunpoint, with Piper promising nobody needed to get harmed. When questioned over why Piper had insisted that she had explained everything about Holden Radcliffe, Life-Model Decoys and Anton Ivanov, convinced Hale had believed her she had cut a deal for all their safety.
However, despite the promised made to Piper by Hale, Ruby ordered her soldiers to kill them all, which then forced Yo-Yo Rodriguez to use her Inhuman powers to disarm all the robotic soldiers. With Piper still holding Coulson, Fitz and Simmons at gunpoint, all the other agents furiously fought against the soldiers, while Coulson confronted Piper over her claims that their safety had been guaranteed as Piper just looked on in horror. Piper insisted that Hale was an ally as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot was still currently in his coma following Daisy Johnson's LMD having previously shot him in the head.
While the fight continued, Piper insisted that she had only wanted to help, with Coulson then noting that she clearly had been lied to and convinced her to help them escape with the Kree Orb. Finally, Piper chose to help her team; however, Ruby used her Blades to slice off Rodriguez's arms, causing the team to escape and desperately to get Rodriguez to safety. Onboard Zephyr One, Piper sat alone and considered her own role in Rodriguez's horrific injuries. Piper was then put into a holding cell while she begged her team to allow her to do anything to make up for all her recent terrible mistakes.
In an attempt to make up for her previous mistake, Piper helped her allies at S.H.I.E.L.D. to hack into Hale's personal phone in an attempt to track her location. This led to S.H.I.E.L.D. organizing an ambush during which Hale's car inadvertently drove into the disguised Zephyr One where she was knocked out with gas and arrested. As this happened, Piper stood with Phil Coulson while he complimented Piper on all her good work in helping them capture Hale.
Coulson personally took charge of interrogating General Hale over what her plans were while the Zephyr took flight. Meanwhile, Piper was ordered to check the car and remove the unconscious driver in order to question him as well. However, when Piper and her team had gone to move the Sleeper Mech who had been driving, they found he was far too heavy to move, which greatly concerned Piper as he was seemingly far too heavy to merely be a robot. Seeking assistance, Piper went to Melinda May and informed her of this development, comparing the sheer weight of the driver to that of a statue.
May was clearly alarmed by this news as she and Piper took a team of agents and surrounded the car, with them all drawing all of their weapons at the driver. As Piper noted that the driver had not moved at all, May ordered Carl Creel to step outside of the car. Piper then watched as the driver stepped out of the car, removing his helmet and revealing Creel whose body had been turned to steel, causing the great weight. Creel then revealed that he had C4 explosives strapped to his chest and ordered S.H.I.E.L.D. to release General Hale, warning that she could be persuasive.
With no other choice, Piper and the other agents were forced to obey Hale's instructions as they allowed a Quinjet to land on the Zephyr for Hale's escape. As the Quinjet landed, Coulson tried to reassure Piper that the situation was not her fault as he blamed himself to acting too quickly, although Piper was still dismayed. As the doors opened, Anton Ivanov then stepped onto the Zephyr and revealed he had been working with Hale and was there to bring her back, noting if they did not then Creel would blow up the plane with everybody still onboard, noting that only he and Creel would survive.
Much to everyone's dismay, Coulson agreed to allow Hale to leave with Creel and Ivanov while Piper stood by with May. Piper watched as Coulson tried to note that Ivanov had been responsible for the shooting of Glenn Talbot, which Creel denied as he believed Daisy Johnson was the one responsible. As Piper stood by, General Hale then invited Coulson to come with her and understand what they were working on, which to everybody's surprise Coulson accepted. Despite May trying to change his mind, Coulson then went with Hale to ensure that his agents were safe as the Zephyr would not be shot down by Hale's soldiers.
Saving Deke Shaw
While being stationed at the Lighthouse, Piper was sent to deliver food to Leo Fitz in his cell following his betrayal of the team's trust. However, when Piper arrived to drop off the food, she discovered to her horror that Alphonso Mackenzie had been locked inside the cell instead. Mackenzie gave Piper the code to the door, explaining that Jemma Simmons and Yo-Yo Rodriguez had broken him out. However, when Piper questioned why they had done this and what their goal was, Mackenzie did not answer and walked away in a fury to figure out their next move.
Before they could figure out what had happened, however, the rest of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team returned had into the Lighthouse with the badly wounded Deke Shaw. As they briefly discussed where Simmons had gone, the team focused on tending to Shaw's wounds, with Melinda May noting that Piper was training to be a field medic and putting her in charge. Although Piper was initially unsure of her own abilities to save Shaw's life, she stepped up the task, identifying all of Shaw's current symptoms while Mackenzie volunteered to assist her during the surgery while she instructed him on what he needed to do.
Piper and Mackenzie then took Shaw into surgery where Mackenzie cleaned out the wound while Piper identified that due to being shot by Hale, Shaw had a Hemothorax blood in his chest cavity which needed to be drained. When Piper noted that they needed to cut into the wound to see what they were doing, Mackenzie then questioned if they needed anesthesia to which Piper simply noted that Shaw was already unconscious and she had not yet studied how to do that safely so she instead suggested that they keep going and figure out what Shaw's injuries needed as they went along.
As the surgery continued, Piper noted Mackenzie's current serious expression and asked if it was for Shaw or Yo-Yo Rodriguez, with Mackenzie noting that he was both terrified for, and also furious at Rodriguez for her actions. As they were speaking, Piper expressed her regret at trusting Hale resulting in the maiming of Rodriguez, although Mackenzie assured her that it was merely a mistake that she could still make up for. When Piper questioned how she could make up for such a mistake, Mackenzie compared the situation to fixing engines, where he would fix one piece at a time.
Their conversation was interrupted however when Shaw then went into cardiac arrest as blood started pouring from his gunshot wound. Piper told Mackenzie that they had to find the source of the bleeding, as he removed the bullet in time but had to clamp the artery before Shaw's blood pressure dropped any further. Mackenzie responded by plunging his fingers inside the wound to stop all of the bleedings, resulting in Shaw going into a fit. Piper, however, injected Shaw to knock him out before she and Mackenzie then worked together to stabilize him and stitch up his wound to save Shaw's life.
Having saved his life following the surgery, Piper and Mackenzie had stayed by Shaw's bedside until he awoke while on a lot of pain killer drugs. Having greeted him, Piper and Mackenzie were amused as the drugged up Shaw inadvertently revealed just how attracted he was to Daisy Johnson with his desire to kiss her, with Piper noting that Johnson was not her type. As Shaw suggested shaving his hair off like Mackenzie, Piper approved before suggesting Mackenzie pump him full of more drugs. Johnson then entered the room and noted that they had a possible location of Fitz and Simmons.
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- "One more week with Davis and we will find a dead body: his."
"Yes, because one more week with you and I will definitely kill myself."
- ―Piper and Davis
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- "Piper, are you up for manning the weapons?"
"I'm offended you had to ask."
- ―Jemma Simmons and Piper
- Expert Combatant: Piper received hand-to-hand-combat training from Melinda May, even being able to combat the woman for a short time during her breakdown caused by Lucy Bauer. Piper was also selected to train Director Jeffrey Mace in combat, easily pinning him to the ground.
- Expert Marksman: In combat involving firearms, Piper often wielded an I.C.E.R.. At one point, she also shot the Inhuman Hive with a grenade launcher from a distance with relative ease. She was later selected by Jemma Simmons to take control of Zephyr One's guns and shoot the Watchdogs' jet out of the sky.
- Physician: Piper received training to become a field medic for May's Team. Although she never had the opportunity to put this skill into practice, she was tasked with performing surgery on Deke Shaw when he got shot in the shoulder, which she successfully carried out with Alphonso Mackenzie's assistance.
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- Milkor M32: During a mission to kill the Inhuman Hive, Agent Piper carried a modified version of this grenade launcher as a heavy support weapon. She used it to blast a hole in Hive's shoulder, but to little effect as the dark Inhuman managed to heal the wound.
- I.C.E.R.: To be added
- Handgun: To be added
- Playground: Piper was stationed at the Playground, the headquarters of Phil Coulson's S.H.I.E.L.D. She became a member of May's Team and often trained with her teammates while waiting to go on missions. When the Playground was invaded by Life-Model Decoys, Piper helped Agents Daisy Johnson and Jemma Simmons to escape from the base shortly before it was destroyed.
- St. Louis Aerospace Facility: Due to the sudden disappearance of her S.H.I.E.L.D. colleagues, Piper struck a deal with General Hale, which consisted in periodically activating the Kree Orb in the St. Louis Aerospace Facility in order to catch S.H.I.E.L.D.'s attention. Piper would wait for her former colleagues to come and check on the Kree Orb, which they eventually did, although this caused Piper to realize that she had been fooled by Hale who intended to exterminate the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.
- Lighthouse: Piper was taken to the new S.H.I.E.L.D.'s base, the Lighthouse, where she was briefly imprisoned due to her former deal with General Hale. She was later released in order to help her teammates to track down and capture Hale, although the operation proved to be a trap staged by Hale herself. Piper returned to the Lighthouse, and bravely fought against the Remorath when they attempted to invade the base.
|Appearances for Piper|
In chronological order:
Behind the Scenes
- Nikki Stanley was a stunt double for Briana Venskus in the role of Piper.
- Megan Harmon was a photo double for Briana Venskus in the role of Piper.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.19: Failed Experiments
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.01: The Ghost
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.02: Meet the New Boss
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.13: BOOM
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.15: Self Control
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.20: Farewell, Cruel World!
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.21: The Return
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.22: World's End
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.11: All the Comforts of Home
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.12: The Real Deal
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.14: The Devil Complex
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.17: The Honeymoon