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Agent Daisy Louise Johnson, formerly known as Skye, is an Inhuman, genius-level hacker and a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative. She was born to Calvin Johnson and Jiaying, but was taken away when her mother was seemingly killed by HYDRA. Growing up an orphan, she adopted the name Skye and worked for the Rising Tide, putting her on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s radar. However, Phil Coulson recruited her into his team and appointed her as a consultant where she became a valued agent during the hunt for the Clairvoyant. After the events of the HYDRA Uprising, she joined the rest of her team in going off the grid. Skye was devastated when she learned that Grant Ward was a HYDRA operative, and she joined the team in defeating the Centipede Project and John Garrett.
When Phil Coulson became the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Skye went with him to begin rebuilding the organization. Working to stop HYDRA eventually led to Skye being reunited with her father. She discovered her mother's lineage’s alien-based origin and was exposed to the Terrigen Mist, granting her vibration manipulation abilities. The activation of her abilities alerted the attention of other Inhumans, and Skye was taken to Afterlife to help her better understand her powers. She was eventually reunited with her mother, and later played a large role in the conflict between the reunified S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Inhumans.
Assuming her birth name, Daisy Johnson became the first recruit and leader for the Secret Warriors. In that role, she began working with Alphonso Mackenzie to find new Inhumans and led the team in their battle against HYDRA. During a mission, Hive took control of Johnson's mind and used her in his plan to conquer the world. For days, she acted as Hive's right-hand woman, until the Inhuman army they were building fell into a trap which resulted in Lash releasing her from Hive's control. The trauma of this combined with the heroic sacrifice of Lincoln Campbell led to Johnson leaving S.H.I.E.L.D. and becoming a vigilante known as Quake.
During this time, she came across the mystical vigilante known as Ghost Rider, with whom she created an alliance to fight criminal organizations. The two later helped S.H.I.E.L.D. to find the Darkhold before Lucy Bauer would use it. She rejoined S.H.I.E.L.D. after defeating Eli Morrow. Continuing fighting the Watchdogs led by Anton Ivanov, Johnson discovered that her S.H.I.E.L.D. colleagues were kidnapped by Holden Radcliffe and Aida, so she and Jemma Simmons entered the Framework in order to find them. They succeeded and they all returned to the real world - bar Jeffrey Mace, who had died during a mission within the Framework - only to face the threat of the now living Aida. Johnson stopped Aida from using her for her ultimate goal.
However, soon after their victory, the team was sent to the year 2091, when Earth had been destroyed and the surviving humans were enslaved by the Kree. Johnson was quickly trapped by the ruler of the Lighthouse, Kasius, and was forced to participate in the sale of Inhumans, because of the belief she was the one who had destroyed the planet. Only when Leo Fitz arrived to the place she was freed, but with a device that inactivated her powers. As the team found a way back to the present, Johnson refused to return due to her fear to cause the apocalypse, only to be forced to return by Coulson. As the team was working to prevent the Destruction of Earth, Johnson's Inhuman Control Device was painfully removed by Fitz. With Coulson being missing after his capture by Hale, Johnson assumed the role of S.H.I.E.L.D. leader in order to rescue him. Johnson saved Earth after she killed Glenn Talbot and later followed Mackenzie as S.H.I.E.L.D.'s new Director. Afterwards Johnson and the team dropped off Coulson and May in Tahiti so they could live what was left of Coulson’s life. Johnson then gathered a team and left for space in search of Fitz's alternate self, following his death during the final battle against Talbot.
Traveling to several planets, Johnson and her teammates eventually arrived to Naro-Atzia, where they were intercepted by the Chronicoms, who had already captured Fitz. Johnson reluctantly agreed to leave Simmons with Fitz and the Chronicoms while she returned to Earth and learned about Sarge, an extra-terrestrial mercenary who looked exactly like Coulson. As S.H.I.E.L.D. initiated an uneasy collaboration with Sarge, Johnson worked at length to understand his connection to Coulson, wondering whether her mentor was somewhere in Sarge's mind, especially after Sarge called her "Skye." However, her trust towards Sarge nearly took the life of May as he turned on S.H.I.E.L.D. and allied with Izel, although Johnson and her teammates were ultimately able to defeat them both. Due to the threat of the Chronicom Hunters, Johnson was then brought into the past by Simmons in order to have time to prepare their counterstrike. In the process, Johnson activated a Life-Model Decoy of Coulson to help them in their endeavor.
Now in 1931, Johnson and her team saved Freddy Malick from being assassinated by the Chronicoms, then jumping to 1955 to stop the launch of Project Helius, after which the team decided to save Daniel Sousa from HYDRA assassination. In the 1970s, Johnson and her teammates reunited with the Malick family, including Freddy's son Nathaniel. Johnson and Sousa were kidnapped by Nathaniel, who used Daniel Whitehall's formula to give himself her quake powers. They returned to the Zephyr One, however damage to the ship caused in the 1970s resulted in Johnson and Coulson being stuck in a time loop which they only escaped thanks to Enoch sacrificing himself. Now stranded in 1983, Johnson helped Simmons remember how to activate the Quantum Tunnel that brought Leo Fitz to their timeline to help beat the Chronicoms. Johnson and her team devised a plan to bring the Chronicom fleet to the original timeline's 2019, where Johnson fought Nathaniel Malick on a Chronicom ship, causing a massive explosion that destroyed the fleet and killed Malick, but also killed her. Thankfully, her newfound half-sister Kora used her Inhuman powers to revive Johnson. Following S.H.I.E.L.D.'s victory over the Chronicoms, Johnson started a relationship with Daniel Sousa, and the two plus Kora set off into deep space to explore the universe.
Taken from her Family
- "Found the senior agent up under a bridge. He managed to escape with a gunshot wound to the neck, but he bled out. He was still holding on to the 0-8-4. Poor thing was covered in blood. We thought she was dead too, but she was just asleep in a dead agent's arms."
"Wait, the baby? The girl was the 0-8-4?"
- ―Richard Lumley and Phil Coulson[src]
Born in a small village in China on the warm summer night of Saturday July 2, 1988 in the Hunan Province, Daisy Johnson was the daughter of Jiaying, who carried the genetic marker of the Inhumans and was gifted with longevity. The baby's father, Calvin Johnson, an experienced medical practitioner, delivered her. Shortly after Daisy's birth, a group of HYDRA operatives raided the village and abducted Jiaying. She was brought to Austria to the fortress of Werner Reinhardt.
Reinhardt vivisected the woman and used her blood and organs to regain some of his youth, and left her remains to be found by the infant's father, driving him into a state of extreme rage. While Calvin butchered the HYDRA agents in search of his daughter, Daisy was found by a S.H.I.E.L.D. team sent in to investigate the massacre. The team was quickly killed off by the girl's father, prompting S.H.I.E.L.D. to send in a back-end team consisting of Richard Lumley, Linda Avery, and three other agents. They found the infant sleeping in the arms of the dead lead agent, and designated it as an 0-8-4.
After returning to the United States, the other members of the team started to be eliminated. To ensure her safety, the baby was dropped off by Avery at the Saint Agnes Orphanage, who gave her the name Mary Sue Poots, and arrangements were made for her to be moved to different foster homes to keep her safe. The girl's father continued to search for his daughter, relentless in his search.
When she was nine, she stayed with a family called the Brodys, that Poots particularly wanted to like, but she was soon sent back to the orphanage. Since she did not like her legal name, she gave herself the name Skye. When she grew up and became a computer expert, she deleted all official records on her "Mary Sue Poots" identity.
Skye became obsessed with finding out the truth about her parents and eventually she ran away and joined the Rising Tide, a computer activist (or as Skye would say, "hacktivist") group. Skye and the Rising Tide shared certain beliefs about the freedom and accessibility of information. It was through the Rising Tide, that Skye bonded and became involved with Miles Lydon.
Skye spent two years living out of her van and using her skills to reveal classified data to the public while searching for information about her parents. However, in all of her searching, the only evidence she was able to find about them was a document with all of the pertinent data redacted by S.H.I.E.L.D. It was then that she came on to the idea of infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D.
Meeting Mike Peterson
While investigating the rumors of something called "Centipede" in Los Angeles, Skye witnessed and recorded Mike Peterson's display of superpowers during as he rescued a woman from a burning building. Skye looked in awe of Peterson, but he ran away, so Sky went to check on the woman.
Intrigued by Peterson, Skye decided to follow him so she could speak with him about his powers. Skye met with Peterson at Ruthie's Skillet, where she revealed she knew he was the "Hooded Hero." Skye then discussed Peterson being a superhero, but he refused to confirm his identity. When Skye claimed that Peterson was in danger, she told him about S.H.I.E.L.D., leading to her wanting him to go public as a hero, offering to help him. However, Peterson declined and left Skye, unaware she had stolen his license.
Found by S.H.I.E.L.D.
After her failed meeting with Mike Peterson, Skye returned to her van and was in the middle of creating a video about S.H.I.E.L.D. not being able to stop the Rising Tide when she was captured by Phil Coulson and Grant Ward. Skye was then taken to the Bus to be interrogated about Peterson, but was being uncooperative and attempted to play it cool. Skye revealed Centipede Project to the agents, who had not heard of it before, and Ward questioned her about it, so she informed them. They continued to demand she reveal Peterson's identity, but she refused, as she saw S.H.I.E.L.D. as the bad guys.
To get her to comply, Coulson brought in a powerful Truth Serum, although, he ended up injecting it into Ward to help Skye work with them. Coulson then left Skye alone with Ward to ask him anything, so she began to ask him personal and top secret questions to test the affects of the drug. When the affects of the drug wore off, Skye then spoke with Coulson, now trusting him. Coulson then showed Skye a report of Peterson attacking someone, so she decided to finally reveal his identity so S.H.I.E.L.D. could help him.
When Phil Coulson brought this information about Mike Peterson to the rest of his team, and when they had problems with the audio from a recording before the building's explosion, Skye offered to help, using the recording she acquired from surveilling the building. Melinda May then escorted Skye in her van so she could retrieve the audio, which could only be done in its previous location. Skye was then able to send the audio back to Leo Fitz at the Bus, but when they went to head back, Peterson arrived and knocked out May and captured Skye.
Peterson forced Skye to drive him and his son to the train station and delete all records of his existence. Skye was able to secretly contact Coulson's team and send them her location so they could stop Peterson. Coulson soon arrived and spoke to Peterson to surrender, but he grabbed Skye and evaded the agents. While making their way through the station, Skye was able to escape by kicking another man between the legs so his group of friends would fight Peterson. However, Peterson was able to find Skye and grab her again. Peterson then searched for his son, but was shot of the level.
When the assassin went to kill Skye, May stopped him and knocked him out with ease. Skye and May then joined Coulson on the bottom level as he was trying to calm Peterson down. Skye watched as Peterson became enraged but after Coulson spoke to him, he soon calmed down. However, he was suddenly shot by Grant Ward, but Jemma Simmons rushed in and confirmed that he was still alive, successfully stopping him from causing an explosion.
Joining Phil Coulson's Team
After helping S.H.I.E.L.D. get Michael Peterson the help he needed, Skye accompanied Phil Coulson in bringing Ace Peterson to his aunt to stay. As they left, Coulson asked Skye if she had thought about joining the team. Skye was unsure at first, but Coulson assured her that they could do some good. After getting a call from Grant Ward about an 0-8-4, Coulson then flew them back to the Bus in Lola, and Skye decided to join the team.
Tracking the 0-8-4
At the airfield, Skye unpacked her belongings inside her van and moved into the Bus, where she was welcomed by Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons, who showed her around. When Skye commented on the Bus to Phil Coulson, he told her how he received it after dying before the Battle of New York. They then took off and flew to Peru where the 0-8-4 was reported, and Coulson informed her of the protocol for handling 0-8-4s.
When the team arrived in Peru, they drove to the temple to investigate the 0-8-4. As they walked, Skye suggested to Coulson if she should post something to inform the public, but he told her that it is better to handle these situations with complete secrecy, so they don't alarm everyone and cause panic. Coulson then told Skye that all he needed her to do was create a diversion if the situation gets out of hand to distract the public.
Skye, Coulson, Fitz and Simmons then entered the temple where they discovered the Peruvian 0-8-4 was lodged inside it. As the team examined the 0-8-4, Skye attempted to look up anything related to it on the internet, but found nothing. Skye went to touch the 0-8-4, but Fitz warned her not to, and then told the team about it. Shortly after, Grant Ward called them to inform him of the situation outside with the Policia Militar del Perú who had arrived and were all holding guns to each other.
As Fitz and Simmons inspected and discussed the 0-8-4, Skye attempted to join in, but was completely out of her element, so she went to check on Coulson. However, Ward entered and informed them of the situation outside, telling them to hurry as the national police had arrived for the 0-8-4. When Skye brought up her support for the rebels fighting against the government, Ward argued with her about her opinions, not seeing all the violence as a good thing. Ward then told everyone to do their jobs, which he then insulted Skye by questioning what she was doing with them.
When the rebels attacked, Ward ripped out the 0-8-4, and they headed out of the temple to return to the Bus. Skye, Fitz and Simmons took cover as Ward used the Thunderstick to knock out the rebels, and they were soon rescued by Melinda May, who drove them away. As they rushed back to the Bus, they were chased by the rebels, but were able to get back onboard the plane, and were soon joined by Coulson and the military group. May was able to get them in the air, and Fitz explained to them all that the 0-8-4 was powered by Tesseract technology, and was incredibly dangerous.
Skye then stood in the lab with the team and watched as they argued amongst each other. When Phil Coulson entered, Skye expressed her concerns for the team's dynamic, believing that she could be leading the team despite her lack of experience. Coulson then left them to work out their problems with each other in order to become a better team. Skye then joined Grant Ward and tried to clear things up with their argument in Peru, as well as explaining what the Rising Tide was all about. The two then made amends with each other.
Ward then alerted Skye to the suspicious behaviour of the military group, who went to attack them, so Ward fought them off. However, when Leo Fitz's life was threatened, Ward surrendered, and the team, minus Coulson were tied up together in the cargo bay. When Melinda May regained consciousness, they decided to work together as a team to escape and retake the Bus. May was able to get them all free, and they began to execute their plan. They used the 0-8-4 to blast the open the Bus, eliminating most of the enemies. As Ward dealt with the remaining enemies, Fitz and Jemma Simmons retrieved the 0-8-4, and Skye covered the hole in the Bus, successfully retaking their plane.
When they arrived at the Slingshot, Skye and Coulson discussed the hijacking, making her question being apart of his team. Coulson then informed Skye about Slingshot, stating that the 0-8-4 is too dangerous and therefore needed to be destroyed. Fitz and Simmons then came out with drinks, inviting the team to watch the rocket launch. When Coulson asked about them blowing a hole in the Bus, the all took responsibility for it. As the rocket took off, Skye received a message from Miles Lydon, and decided to stay in contact with him.
Now officially apart of the team, Grant Ward became Skye's supervising officer and had her do frequent fitness training to be better prepared for the field. When Skye arrived late for training, she complained about the amount of exercise she had to do, but Ward informed her of its importance, telling her how every S.H.I.E.L.D. agent has a defining moment that tests their dedication to the organization.
The training was interrupted when Phil Coulson called them for briefing about a new mission. They all gathered upstairs, where Coulson told them about a S.H.I.E.L.D. transport that was attacked and the cargo, Franklin Hall, was captured. Upon landing in Colorado at the scene of the attack, they discovered Gravitonium, which was used to launch the truck in the air. When they returned to the Bus, Melinda May had Skye go through the entire log of every communication from HQ after they decided to transfer Hall.
As Skye looked through the logs, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons told her about what Gravitonium was, which she attempted to follow. When they investigated Ian Quinn, Skye believed he was the wrong target, viewing him as a good guy due to his contributions to charity. As the team struggled to make a plan to infiltrate Quinn's mansion, Skye suggested that she could go in, not being an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., allowing her to not abide by any rules. After obtaining an invite for herself, they allowed Skye to carry out the mission.
To help her before the mission, Ward taught Skye some techniques to disarm an enemy with a gun, although she was being difficult. However, after Ward shared a story from his childhood, she took the training seriously. Coulson then went over the mission plan, informing Skye of her role to assist the team in infiltrating the mansion. Arriving in Malta, Skye was driven to Quinn's mansion, and as she made her way through the gathering, the team on the Bus provided her with information to help her blend in.
When Skye spotted Quinn, she approached him and they began talking, where he offered her a job, being impressed by her work with the Rising Tide. After Skye listened to Quinn give a speech against world organizations, she went to search the mansion, but was caught by Quinn. To protect her cover, Skye intentionally revealed how she was working with S.H.I.E.L.D. in order to get Quinn to trust her. Convinced by this, Quinn invited Skye into his private office, where she destroyed her communication device and continued to lie to Quinn until she could disable the security system.
When Quinn was informed of a security breach, he realized Skye's deception, so he grabbed her by the throat and held a gun to her, threatening her to tell him what S.H.I.E.L.D. was doing. However, by using the training she received from Ward, Skye was able to disarm Quinn and steal his gun. Not being able to commit murder, Skye fled the mansion, jumping off of the balcony and into the pool. As Skye attempted to escape the mansion, she was caught by Quinn's security, but was soon rescued by Ward. They later found Coulson confronting Hall.
The team returned to the Bus, not being able to rescue Hall, and Skye returned to her training, having witnessed its importance during missions. Ward discovered Skye in the middle of punching the boxing bag, she asked him more about his childhood, and Skye opened up about her time during the foster program, where she never was able to fit in despite how hard she tried. Skye then revealed that she wanted to fit in with S.H.I.E.L.D. badly, and Ward assured her they'd be there for her.
Hunting Akela Amador
- "I still don't know much about you... Except for you value really old stuff. And you value me. First person to do that in a long time. So, I happen to believe you're an excellent judge of character. If you think this woman deserves a second chance, we should give it to her."
- ―Skye to Phil Coulson[src]
As Skye was spending time alone in a SUV, Phil Coulson came to her, asking about her familiarity with heists, informing her of someone stealing highly secured diamonds, asking her to uncover their exploit.
Skye then joined Coulson and Melinda May to investigate a robbery on a train, where a group of military officers, escorting some diamonds were taken down by one woman who did it with her eyes closed. After Skye found a lead through social media, they soon learned that the assailant was Akela Amador, Coulson's old protégé. The team then went to Zloda, Belarus to search for Amador, Skye, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons being instructed to look for her electronically in the van.
Skye called Grant Ward during the mission to ask about using the bathroom, only to discover a water bottle he brought for them. They then began to search for Amador, until they came across a broadcast with an unusual signal containing live surveillance looking at a van, which they then realized was their van. At that moment, they were hit by a truck driven by Amador, knocking them into a ditch, as Skye was unable to drive away or properly use the gun to fire at her. The team then regrouped in the Bus, where they were able to continue to see the surveillance, learning that Amador was being controlled.
The team decided to take shifts watching the surveillance, and after Skye's shift, she went to update Coulson in his office. Understanding the conflicted nature of the mission, Skye reassured that the thing she was certain of about Coulson was his judgement about people, supporting giving Amador a second chance. When May rescued Amador, Skye accompanied Ward as he covered for Amador, undertaking her mission. Skye stayed in a car as Ward infiltrated the Todorov Building in Minsk, assisting him as she watched his feed.
Ward's cover was eventually blown, so Skye rescued him and drove them away, but fortunately, Fitz and Simmons were able to remove the Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant from Amador, saving her life. Later, Coulson joined Skye in the SUV and talked about the recent mission. Skye was later asked by Fitz to use the Backscatter Glasses to look at Ward's cards as the played poker, but when Skye revealed that she would also see Fitz naked, he aborted the plan. Skye, however, did use the glasses to look at Ward naked when he turned around, much to her pleasure.
As apart of her training, Grant Ward decided to play Skye in Battleship, in which she was able to beat him. Phil Coulson gathered the team to inform them about Chan Ho Yin, a man with pyrokinetic abilities, who was kidnapped. During the briefing, Skye learned about the Index, which shocked her. They soon discovered that the Rising Tide was responsible for.
From this news, Coulson brought Skye into his office with Ward to assess the situation, which she believed they were suspecting her. Skye defended herself, and promised she could trace the hack, so Coulson gave her the chance. Skye then began to locate the hack, as the rest of the team watched on, soon discovering the hack's origin location to be in Austin, Texas. They then learned that the hacker was names Miles Lydon, who Skye was secretly in contact with, clearing her name, and the team prepared to apprehend him.
Arriving in Austin, Skye contacted Lydon to warn him of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s presence, allowing him to evade capture. Skye met up with Lydon in his apartment, telling him off for almost compromising her place with S.H.I.E.L.D. to locate her parents. However, they soon ended up making out, having been separated for a long time. After they had sex, Skye went to get dressed, hiding the microchip with all her collected data in her bra for safety.
After talking about S.H.I.E.L.D. with Lydon, Skye looked for her top, only to discover Melinda May in the other room, having followed her. May told Skye to get dressed, and the rest of her team entered the apartment. Coulson questioned Skye on how long she had been in contact with Lydon, and she told him that she was not working with him, just looking out for him. Skye attempted to convince Coulson she was helping the team by getting information from Lydon, but the whole team were cold to her.
Skye and Lydon were then taken into custody on the Bus and locked up together. Lydon continued to voice his hate for S.H.I.E.L.D., but Skye defended them, now understanding what they truely were. Ward entered the room and revealed to Skye how Lydon sold information, which infuriated her. Lydon then revealed his buyer was a woman in a flower dress and that he was tasked with hacking into a organization which had to do with the Centipede Project.
Skye was then left with Lydon, calling him out for going against everything that he had ever said to her since they met. Lydon tried to defend his actions, saying that he took the money to benefit the two of them, but Skye lost her respect for him. As Coulson and May were on a mission to save Chan, Skye rejoined the team when they became trapped in the building. When the agents needed extraction, Skye told Ward to get her into the building, which allowed her to fix the system. Skye and Ward were able to regroup with Coulson and May as they escaped the building as Chan exploded.
After the mission, Skye spoke to Lydon, telling him she's staying with S.H.I.E.L.D., and the two parted ways for good. Skye then met with Coulson, and he told her off for lying to the team since she joined. Coulson then told her to confess what she doing with them, knowing she was hiding something, so Skye took out the microchip from her bra, revealing it was everything she had on herself, as she had been trying to uncover her origins. Coulson offered to help, allowing her to stay, but also gave her a Tracking Bracelet to wear.
After Leo Fitz was given an unsatisfactory review of his modified Night-Night Gun by Grant Ward, he mimicked Ward, making Skye laugh. The two then talked about how Skye was trying to earn the whole team's trust back and how incredibly linked Fitz and Jemma Simmons are. Simmons then proved Skye's comment when she joined them and had the same response to mimic Ward. At that moment, Ward joined them, informing them of their next mission.
The team then arrived at the location of mysterious death in Wrigley, Pennsylvania, and Skye stuck with Ward, comping his actions, trying to earn his trust, but to no prevail. After discovering the body, floating in mid-air and then sudden dropping, the team returned to the Bus, where Skye did research into Adam Cross. When Phil Coulson and Ward asked for what she found, Skye provided them with information showcasing how clean Cross was, leaving no possible suspects. The team discovered another victim and an infected man, and soon learned it was caused by a Chitauri Helmet from the Battle of New York.
However, it also turned out that Simmons was infected from the virus and that she only had two hours before she would be killed from it. As Simmons worked on finding a cure with Fitz, Skye and Ward watched from the briefing room, discussing how they were unable to do anything to help. After Fitz took the helmet and entered the lab with Simmons, the rest of the team went and watched them work together, only to not be seemingly unsuccessful, deeply upsetting Skye. However, the anti-serum did work, but Simmons threw herself off the Bus before knowing that, but she was saved by Ward. When Simmons was brought back on the Bus, Skye hugged her tightly.
Visiting the Hub
- "You just hacked a Level 8 secure server, saw operational plans that you have no context for. If details get out, the whole operation could be compromised, lives could be lost, Ward and Fitz among them."
"I know. Those are two people we care about. On the plane, you're always telling me to think outside the box, so I went off book 'cause I was trying to watch their backs."
- ―Phil Coulson and Skye[src]
After Phil Coulson and Melinda May extracted Agent Shaw from Siberia, Skye wished to know what intelligence Shaw had obtained, only for Coulson to notify the team that it was classified to Level 8. While the rest of the team accepted it, Skye did not, believing that a team should not have secrets from one another. The rest of the team then informed her that S.H.I.E.L.D.'s entire hierarchy revolved around the compartmentalization of information, and that one person was not meant to know all of the information.
Skye joined the team in their visit to the Hub, although as a non-agent and a former opponent of S.H.I.E.L.D., she was not allowed access into any of the rooms. Skye then asked Coulson for permission to use one of the computers at the Hub so that she could access the redacted file regarding her parentage, although Coulson declined. Skye became worried when Grant Ward and Leo Fitz were sent on a classified mission to South Ossetia, and her concerns were amplified when she noticed several troops in formation.
Fearing that Ward and Fitz were in trouble, Skye decided to ask Coulson for information on the operation, only for Coulson to reply that she should trust the system. As she was not allowed to access any rooms, Skye convinced Jemma Simmons to aid her in hacking S.H.I.E.L.D.'s secure server, which resulted in Simmons attacking superior agent Jasper Sitwell. Gaining access to the server, Skye began looking at files on her past, but knowing that she had only a minute, decided to pull up the operation plans, discovering that there was no extraction plan in place for Ward or Fitz.
Skye was then discovered by Coulson, who reprimanded her for hacking S.H.I.E.L.D., reminding her that he had promised her he would look into her past himself. Skye explained that she had been looking into Ward and Fitz instead and notified Coulson of the lack of extraction, although Coulson told her that she should trust the system and learn to keep secrets. Skye then sought out May, who decided to take the Bus and extract Ward and Fitz herself, only for Coulson to join them.
After the extraction, Skye met up with Ward before returning to her quarters. Coulson then paid her a visit, informing her that he had found the original file. He explained that the file was not about her, but about a woman who dropped her off at Saint Agnes Orphanage, and that it was redacted because she was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, causing Skye to wonder if that had been her mother.
Encounters with Asgard
Later, Skye accompanied the team with the cleanup of the aftermath of the Battle of Greenwich, where she expressed her awe for the Asgardians' history, as well as her attraction to Thor. When a mysterious couple cut down a tree and attacked the park rangers, Skye and Melinda May located them from a news report about a riot they were in, and informed the rest of the team.
On the Bus, Skye, Grant Ward, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons discussed the couple and the mysterious object they possessed, which was Asgardian, called the Berserker Staff. They then began a search for the other pieces of the Berserker Staff, with Skye going through message boards for any hints. While searching in one location, Skye found Ward in pain and frantic, as he revealed that the other piece had been taken. They brought Ward back to the Bus, where Fitz and Simmons examined him, but after some questions, he became aggressive, insulting the team and then storming out.
When Phil Coulson interrogated Elliot Randolph, they learned that he was Asgardian, much to Skye's surprise and excitement. They then teamed up with Randolph to retrieve the final piece, but Jakob Nystrom and Petra Larsen attacked them. As Ward and Nystorm fought, Skye attempted to calm Ward down, as the effects of the staff grew stronger. Once he defeated the group, Skye supported Ward, who was exhausted, as May defeated Larsen with the completed staff. Later, in a bar, Skye offered Ward to talk to her if he ever needed to.
Hunting a Ghost
- "I know that he's punishing me. And I deserve it."
"No. No, you don't. No one does. I had a few nuns around me growing up, and they would talk like that. Scaring kids with stories of God's wrath. It made me not want to believe. The only words that stuck with me were something Sister McKenna said, from the Bible, I think. She said, 'God is love.' It's simple and it's a little sappy, but that's the version I like."
- ―Hannah Hutchins and Skye[src]
Phil Coulson informed Skye about Hannah Hutchins, telling her that they were going to conduct an Index Asset Evaluation and Intake, believing she may be telekinetic. Coulson suggested Skye to pay attention during the meeting, as it would allow her to learn how to deal with those situations. Once they arrived at Hutchins' house, Skye watched from the car as Coulson talked to her, until Melinda May had to sedate her after an incident.
Skye watched as Coulson and May talked to Hutchins in the cell, feeling sorry for what she was going through. When Skye asked how May got the name the "Cavalry", Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons told her the an extreme story, unknown to Skye that they were pranking her. They then discussed how that particular day impacted May, as they continued to look into what could be the cause for the supposed telekinetic powers. After Coulson and May finished talking to Hutchins, Skye asked if she could talk to her to comfort her, discovering how good of a person she was, but they declined.
Skye then decided to vent to Grant Ward about May, where he revealed that Fitz and Simmons had pranked her about the story of the Cavalry, explaining what really happened. As Skye continued her research, she came across Tobias Ford, who had sent in multiple safety complaints to Hutchins. When the power was cut, the Bus crashed, which Simmons revealed was because of a ghost that was onboard. Coulson allowed Skye to reveal the news to Hutchins, and the two talked about the situation together, as Skye comforted Hutchins about her faith.
When Skye went to help Coulson, he revealed to her the true story of the Cavalry and what the reality of it was, impacting Skye. As they discussed May, they were attacked again by the ghost, which was revealed to be Ford. After the discovered Fitz's next prank, Skye realized that Ford wasn't hunting Hutchins, but he was protecting her, as he was in love with her. May was able to convince Ford to stop with his pursuit, and they brought Hutchins back to the Bus. Skye and Coulson then talked about she was with understanding people, which he was impressed by. Later, while they were playing "Upwords", Fitz came out with cream on his face, causing them all to laugh.
After Skye was looking into her possible history, the team received a message that Edison Po had been broken out of prison by Centipede Soldiers. As the team got closer to learning the secrets behind the Centipede program, Mike Peterson was hired as a new member of the team to assist them.
During the search for Po, Skye told Melinda May about a woman in a flower dress who met with Po, revealing someone called the Clairvoyant. Skye visited Peterson and talked about his son. After a failed mission, Skye went to speak to May, who questioned why she was with them team, causing her to get upset. When they learned that Raina kidnapped Ace in exchange they wanted Peterson, the team arrived at a meeting with her, but it turned out Centipede wanted Phil Coulson. They took Coulson prisoner and Peterson asked Skye to look after his son. Peterson ran to save Coulson but Centipede blew up the bridge, seemingly killing him.
After the team worked with Victoria Hand to capture T. Vanchat, she took charge onboard the Bus for the search for Coulson. Skye attempted to pursue a lead by hacking into Vanchant's financial account to trace Centipede's payments, but it shut down all the computers due to the Tracking Bracelet, and she was discovered by Hand. Annoyed by her, Hand ordered for Skye to be removed off the Bus, which May backed up, claiming that she was of no use on the plane. Before Skye was sequestered by S.H.I.E.L.D., Grant Ward, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons helped her escape, giving her a satellite phone that she would be able to use once.
While on the run from S.H.I.E.L.D., Skye tried on her own to hack the financials but was met with similar success to her efforts on the Bus, so she attempted a different approach. After stealing Lloyd Rathman's car and breaking into his house, Skye impersonated May and forced Rathman to hack into Vanchat's account to find the transaction records. Once she acquired what she needed from Rathman, Skye discovered Centipede's Mojave Desert site and stole Rathman's other car to head there.
During the drive, Skye used the phone the team gave her to contact them and inform them of her findings, telling them to met her. Once Skye arrived at the site, she was found by a Centipede soldier, who chased her until she was saved by the rest of her team. As Ward dealt with the soldiers, the rest went to find where Coulson was being kept. Skye soon found Coulson hooked up to a machine in pain with Raina, so Skye knocked her out and they shut off the machine. Back on the Bus, Coulson thanked his team and also decided to remove Skye's bracelet.
The Truth Revealed
Soon after, when an incident occurred at the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Science and Technology, the team, minus Phil Coulson and Melinda, were called to visit, where Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons would speak to the cadets. Once they arrived, Grant Ward showed Skye to the Wall of Valor, of which she read about, and she expressed her wish to have been apart of S.H.I.E.L.D. differently than how she joined, but Ward assured her place on the team.
As Fitz and Simmons gave their speech to the cadets, Skye watched from the audience until Donnie Gill was suddenly frozen, and soon saved by the team. To proceed in their investigation, Simmons brought Skye and Ward to the Boiler Room, where cadets would go to hang out. As they drank at the bar, Skye went undercover to get information about potential suspects, until they figured out that Gill and the other victim, Seth Dormer were responsible for the incidents. The team regrouped with Coulson and May and went to stop Gill and Dormer, who had built a more powerful version of the Atmospheric Moisture Freezing Device for Ian Quinn.
On their way, Skye asked to speak with Coulson, seeing something was different about him after he left earlier. Coulson revealed that he and May talked to someone who knew about her origins, of how a S.H.I.E.L.D. team was massacred trying to protect her. Skye took in what Coulson had told her and was able to accept her history, explaining that she was grateful for S.H.I.E.L.D. protecting her and now considered them to be her family. The team were able to save Gill from the storm, who was later taken into custody, and Skye revisited the Wall of Valor.
The Mysterious Weapon
After the mission at S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Science and Technology, the team was informed by John Garrett about a mysterious weapon in Jamaica. The team went to the town of Negril and found the weapon. After some skirmish with the guards they managed to get the weapon on board the Bus and fly off. Once they examined the weapon, Skye was able to hack the weapon's code and track its origin to the remote town of Limoux, France.
Shot by Ian Quinn
After the mission in France, the team found a lead to the whereabouts of the Clairvoyant through Ian Quinn. Tracking a mysterious package that Quinn acquired from Cybertek, the team went undercover and boarded the train transferring the package to Quinn's care. Skye went undercover with Leo Fitz as a couple, and as they discussed 0-8-4s, the team was jeopardized by Luca Russo, and Cybertek sent operatives to neutralize the team. In the ensuing chaos, the group was separated, and only Skye and Fitz were left to pursue Quinn.
The pair arrived at Quinn's compound, where Skye proceeded inside alone and was shocked to find Michael Peterson, still alive but horribly scarred. She attempted to get Peterson to escape with her, but unknown to her, Peterson was being controlled by the Clairvoyant through a Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant, and the package was actually a high-tech prosthetic leg that was subsequently attached on Peterson's limb. Skye attempted to stop Quinn, but was shot twice in the gut. Close to death, she called for help, but was unable to call loud enough. Skye was eventually found by Phil Coulson and saved at the last minute by her team, who sustained her condition by placing her inside of a Hyperbaric Chamber.
Shortly after being shot, the team took her to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Trauma Zentrum in Switzerland, where despite the doctors' best efforts, her injuries were too severe and there was nothing more they could do other than keep her comfortable. Desperate, Coulson decided to take Skye to the location where he was brought back from the dead. After some research, the team located a secret facility known as the Guest House. With the help of John Garrett, the group retrieved GH.325, a drug that seemingly regenerates damaged cells. Right after the drug was administrated, Coulson arrived warning not to give Skye the drug. After initial shock and struggle, Skye managed to recover thanks to the effects of the drug.
Solving the Mystery
- "To hell with any protocols or any code I used to be bound by. We have a long list of questions that we need answers for, and we're going to go after them ourselves."
"Well, if the team's up for it–"
"No, no, listen to me. I trust them, but we need to protect them from this."
- ―Phil Coulson and Skye[src]
During Skye's recovery under the constant care of Jemma Simmons, she was forced to stay in her bed at all times. S.H.I.E.L.D. were joined by Lady Sif to capture Lorelei, who had enthralled Grant Ward, so Skye was tasked with locating them. After Lorelei's defeat, Phil Coulson revealed to Skye the truth about GH.325, which didn't faze her. They two decided to work together to find the secrets behind it, without telling the rest of the team.
Becoming an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
S.H.I.E.L.D. resumed their hunt for the Clairvoyant, and Skye was tasked with splitting the team into different groups and sending them to find and analyze potential suspects for the Clairvoyant's identity. In order for Skye to have the official authorization to do so, Skye was declared a Clearance Level 1 S.H.I.E.L.D. agent by Phil Coulson.
Skye gave out instructions to each team member individually, where she talked with John Garrett about their injuries and Grant Ward. As the others went off on their mission, Coulson asked Skye to find a weakness in the Clairvoyant. When the team traced the Clairvoyant to Thomas Nash, Skye watched as they searched for him, where they encountered Deathlok. Once they found Nash, Skye witnessed Ward murder him after he threatened Skye's life. Skye spoke with Ward on the Bus about his actions, which he said he did to protect her.
After talking with Ward, Skye went to visit Coulson, he expressed his worry that Ward may have killed the wrong man. Skye then realized that from her research she conducted, the Clairvoyant wasn't psychic but a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. When Skye found Leo Fitz, he revealed that Melinda May had a secret encrypted hardline, causing Skye to tell him to cut it, having recently discovered the truth about the Clairvoyant. Skye informed Coulson, and they cornered May, demanding answers from her. However, the Bus was suddenly hijacked by Victoria Hand.
Not trusting May, Skye and Coulson continued to question her, but she denied any knowledge of why the Bus was being hijacked or where they were going. However, May finally revealed that she was in contact with Nick Fury, and was reporting back to him. They then addressed what Fitz was doing, which he revealed he was communicating with Jemma Simmons about the GH.325 drug, which Skye and Coulson were hiding information about. Coulson then ordered Skye to try and get onto any form of S.H.I.E.L.D. communications to find out where they were going, but she only found noise on every channel.
When they heard John Garrett on a chance requesting support from drones that were attacking him, they were able to rescue him and bring him onboard. Skye intercepted an encrypted message, which she began to decipher, as they discussed the situation, suspecting Victoria Hand to be the Clairvoyant.
Once Skye deciphered the message, it was revealed that HYDRA had infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. and were revealing themselves now. Skye, Phil Coulson, Leo Fitz and Garrett discussed HYDRA's return and Hand's actions, coming to them as a complete shock. When Garrett suggested they retreat and escape the threat, the team refused, and decided to head for the Hub, as Jemma Simmons was there, and in trouble, as well as Antoine Triplett.
Immediately as the Bus landed at the Hub, Victoria Hand ordered the plane to be fired upon, believing Coulson's Team to be sleeper agents for HYDRA. Skye encrypted a hard drive so that Hand couldn't access vital information that the team had collected over their various missions and then wiped everything else.
The team then used a Mouse Hole to escape from the Bus as agents raided it looking for them. As they went through the Hub, the team was split up, with Skye and Grant Ward heading to the Nerve Center to disable the systems. When Skye and Ward found themselves trapped, Ward decided to go out and take on the group of agents in the hallway. Before he went out, Ward asked Skye if there was a chance that they could have their talk if they survive, which she agreed to, and she kissed him before he left.
As Skye waited in the supply closet, Ward managed to defeat the twelve agents, and the two proceeded to the Nerve Center to blow up the systems. After they planted the explosives and set them off, Skye and Ward regrouped with their team as the HYDRA sleeper agents were being rounded up. They also discovered that Garrett was apart of HYDRA, and that he was actually the Clairvoyant, much to their shock. The team returned to the Bus, and reflected over what had happened, with S.H.I.E.L.D. now in pieces.
In the aftermath of the HYDRA Uprising, Phil Coulson was left in charge of the Hub and Skye provided him with updates on the remaining S.H.I.E.L.D. facilities, of which there were few. As Skye continued to help out however she could, they were contacted by Colonel Glenn Talbot, who informed them that he would be sending people to the Hub. Knowing what would really happen, Coulson instructed his team to prepare to depart from the Hub immediately.
Once they took off, Coulson tasked Skye with uncovering everything there was on their team and erasing it, to hide them from persecution, as well as collecting everyone's badges. Coulson also gave Skye his phone to call Grant Ward to check how he went with delivering John Garrett, and she updated him on their situation. Skye then handed in all the badges to Coulson, including hers, and they talked about how they joined S.H.I.E.L.D.. Skye then noticed Coulson's badge flicker, which was revealed to be coordinates Coulson believed to be from Nick Fury.
The team searched the coordinates and speculated what they could be looking for, which some were hesitant about, but Coulson was determined to find out. Once they landed at the location, Coulson spoke to his team, telling them that joining him on the mission would have to be their choice, due to the consequences that could come if they fail in any way, however, they all followed him. As they were walking, Skye approached Melinda May and asked about what Fury had her doing for him, which was to watch over Coulson's condition, which she believed was stable until then, questioning if they would find something.
After arriving at the coordinates, Coulson revealed that they used all of the fuel getting there, much to the other's frustration. However, Coulson snapped, still having faith that Fury had sent him there to find something and holding onto hope that being an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. still meant something. When Coulson calmed down, he decided to throw his badge away, which caused a turret to appear and destroy it, causing everyone to take cover. After Coulson identified himself, it was then revealed to be a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. base.
They all then entered, where they were greeted by Eric Koenig, who revealed that it was one of Fury's secret bases, which he called Providence. They then followed Koenig through the base, as he told them that they would be provided with a lanyard, as well as informing them that Fury was dead. When Koenig revealed that the Fridge had fallen, Skye immediately called Ward to check on him, and was glad when he answered. Skye then gave Ward their location, and she greeted him once he arrived, offering to get that drink with him that they promised each other.
As Jemma Simmons treated Grant Ward's injuries, the rest of the team listened to him tell them what happened at the Fridge, where he revealed he killed John Garrett. Ward then told them that he saved their hard drive, and Phil Coulson asked Skye to look up the inmates of the Fridge. As Skye scanned a list of inmates, Coulson asked about Marcus Daniels, who was on the list, so he planned to take a team to find Daniels as Skye searched for the other inmates.
However, before they could do anything, Eric Koenig required them all to partake in a lie detector test to assure their loyalty with S.H.I.E.L.D.. During Skye's turn, she told Koenig about how she chose the name Skye, having been called Mary Sue Poots at the orphanage, as well as answering his other questions. When Skye was asked why she was there despite S.H.I.E.L.D.'s fall, she answered that S.H.I.E.L.D. was the only home she had ever known, finishing her test, which she passed.
Grant Ward's Betrayal
As half the team went to Portland to capture Marcus Daniels, Skye and Eric Koenig discussed using NSA satellites to find the Fridge escapees, which he was against. When Grant Ward joined them, he supported Skye's idea, and asked about the hard drive, which she revealed had to be opened at a specific location. After Skye hacked into the satellites, she returned, where Ward told her that Melinda May had left, and they began to talk about their relationship with each other. When Ward opened up about himself, Skye comforted him and they kissed, but they stopped when she noticed blood on him.
While she waited for Ward, Skye noticed the monitor that was tracking all of them, and she decided to find Koenig. Being led to a closet, Skye was horrified to discover Koenig's dead body, which she realized Ward had killed him. Skye went to hide in a bathroom as she became distraught over realizing that Ward was HYDRA. Upon hearing Ward call out for her, she left a message, revealing Ward's betrayal, as she went to meet up with him, to not make him suspicious. Ward then told her that they needed to go, so they both boarded the Bus and left Providence, as Skye realized Ward needed her to decrypt the hard drive.
During the flight, Skye attempted to contact the team, but was unable to because Ward had taken the phone, as he continued to lie to her, only now she was aware of it. They then talked about the location Skye set for the encryption, which was Ruthie's Skillet in Los Angeles, as that's where her life started with S.H.I.E.L.D.. Knowing of Ward's true self, Skye attempted to keep herself protected, but Ward took the gun she was hiding, promising to not leave her side. Once they arrived at the restaurant, to stall for time, Skye told Ward that decrypting the hard drive would take an hour.
As they sat in a booth, Skye pretended that she was decrypting the hard drive, but in reality was hacking into the Los Angeles Police Department's database and listed Ward as a terrorist fugitive, and tipping them off of his location to save herself. However, as she did so, Ward watched her, causing her to get nervous, so she lied, saying it was because of how things could go bad, like Mike Peterson, who she met in the same booth, was a good man and now a killer, just like they were FBI's most wanted.
As officers started to appear, Ward became more impatient with Skye, who was still stalling, so to distract him, she asked about the longest he's been undercover, secretly meaning him being HYDRA. Skye then started talking about John Garrett, as well as continuing to secretly mean Ward's betrayal, being disgusted by someone who would hurt those who trusted him. When Ward noticed the officers clearing the restaurant, he thought they had been made, but Skye revealed what she had done and that she knew he was HYDRA.
Two officers then came to arrest Skye and Ward, however, Ward attacked them, so Skye grabbed her stuff and fled. Coming across more officers, Skye attempted to get herself arrested so she could be safe from Ward, but he followed her and shot the officers. Skye then stole a police car and attempted to drive away, but she spotted Deathlok on the road in front of her. Deathlok leapt onto the car and apprehended Skye, knocking her out and taking her back to the Bus with Ward.
When Skye came to, Deathlok left Ward alone with her, and she began to attack him for his betrayal. After being handcuffed, Skye confronted Ward on his betrayal, asking why he did it. Ward claimed he was on a mission, although he admitted his feelings for her were real. Ward attempted to defend his actions, but Skye was completely disgusted with him and vowed to never give him what he wanted from her. When Deathlok joined them, Skye attempted to convince him to do the right thing, but he was unable to, as HYDRA had kidnapped his son.
Deathlok then demanded Skye unlock the hard drive for them, but she refused, knowing that he was not going to hurt her. Deathlok shot Ward with a Heart Stopper, causing him to have a heart attack to force Skye to unlock the hard drive or Ward would die. Despite wanting Ward to suffer for what he had done, Skye was unable to let him die. She revealed that the hard drive was controlled by altitude and Deathlok resuscitated Ward. Deathlok then forced Skye to decrypt the hard drive as they prepared to take off. Skye unlocked the hard drive for them and then was put into the containment cell.
Fortunately, she was rescued by Phil Coulson, but when he found out that Deathlok was on board, they ran to the cargo hold. Skye started to put on a parachute, but Coulson told her she didn't need it. After escaping from Ward and Deathlok, they jumped in Lola and backed out of the cargo hold. As the car plummeted, Skye fell out from the car, but was pulled back in by Coulson. As they sped to the surface, Coulson was able to activate the car's flying capabilities before they hit the ground, landing in front of L.A. Live.
Skye and Coulson regrouped with the rest of the team at a hotel to recover from everything that had happened to them. Skye spoke with Antoine Triplett, who said he'd go back to work whenever Coulson ordered him to. However, Coulson allowed them all to take the night off from their problems. Skye and Coulson then talked about the loss of all of their resources and being homeless now, as well as promising each other that they would take down Ward and stop HYDRA's plans.
Going After Cybertek
The next morning, Skye, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons discussed Deathlok and the search for John Garrett. Phil Coulson then recapped everything they had gone through: Centipede Serum, Ian Quinn, the Clairvoyant, GH.325 and how it was all connected to Cybertek. The team then discussed a way to destroy everything the was on hard drive, by infiltrating the Cybertek Corporate Headquarters.
Before they left, Skye and Coulson talked to Fitz, who was still unsure whether Grant Ward was truly evil, despite the other's views. Antoine Triplett returned, having collected his grandfather's Howling Commando Gear to arm them for their upcoming missions to stop HYDRA. While Coulson and Melinda May went undercover, Skye searched for Cybertek's mainframe, until she came across the location of the files on Project Deathlok, which Coulson and May managed to steal.
The team returned to the hotel and looked through the files, where Skye realized that everything Garrett had done was to heal himself and he could also create an army of enhanced soldiers for HYDRA. After Skye felt she was weak for not letting Ward die, she retreated to her room, where May checked on her. The two talked about how they felt about Ward, with Skye commenting on May's ability to control her emotions, leading to May offering to become Skye's new S.O..
The team tracked Cybertek shipments to Havana, Cuba, so they all headed there, where Skye, Coulson, May and Triplett arrived at the Barbershop Headquarters. After discovering it to be empty, Skye suggested to activate her Trojan horse from there. The team entered the headquarters and Skye started searching for a computer, until Triplett came across a secret door.
They opened it and found a computer, but they were suddenly surrounded by Centipede Soldiers and Kaminsky, who was wielding the Berserker Staff. When the soldiers attacked, Coulson, May and Triplett fought back, as Skye rushed to the computer and activated her Trojan horse. Skye was successfully able to do so, as May used the Berserker Staff to bring the room down on itself, so the team escaped, trapping the soldiers under the rubble.
The team returned to the Jump Jet, where Skye revealed that her Trojan horse worked and they could see what John Garrett was doing. Phil Coulson then informed the team that they were tracking the Bus, although he couldn't get onto Leo Fitz or Jemma Simmons, so they decided to go after Garrett.
As they flew to the Cybertek Manufacturing Facility, Coulson went through the plan so everyone knew their role. When they addressed the risk they were taking due to it just being the four of them, Coulson repeated what Nick Fury would say, about people accomplishing anything when being apart of something bigger, inspiring the team. After arriving, Coulson and Antoine Triplett made an entrance for Skye and Melinda May to enter the facility. The two made their way through the facility until they found the Centipede Soldiers' handlers' control room, threatening that she had a bomb.
Believing to be prepared for any situation that would occur, Kyle Zeller set the soldiers to their default directive, which May and Skye were counting on him doing, which was for them to defend Garrett. Skye then called Garrett, and the two taunted each other, with the call ending after Garrett mentioned that Fitz and Simmons were dead, angering Skye. As Zeller was tied up to the bomb, Skye questioned him about the incentives program, that HYDRA was using to ensure cooperation.
Suddenly, Grant Ward arrived, assuring Zeller that Skye won't kill him, as she couldn't even let him die, despite her hatred. However, Skye stated that she felt sorry for Ward, as he betrayed those who gave him a chance to be better, and that she saw him as weak. After Ward stated that Skye wouldn't set off the bomb, she agreed, revealing a different weapon that would destroy him, which was May, who surprise attacked Ward and the two began to fight each other as Skye left with Zeller. The two made their way to where Zeller's wife was being held hostage, and Skye freed her.
Skye then checked the other rooms, where she found Ace Peterson, who was also being held hostage to assure Deathlok's cooperation. Skye then pulled out a Hulk action figure from the bag, revealing there was no bomb, and she asked Ace if there was a message she could give to his father that only he would know was from him. Skye then sent Deathlok the message, and he killed Garrett. Skye met up with Deathlok, who refused to let his son see him, as well as declining joining their team.
The New Beginning
The team then arrived at the Playground and reunited with Jemma Simmons, who told them that Leo Fitz was alive. They then were greeted by Billy Koenig, Eric's twin brother, who offered everything the base had to get them started on rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D.. Skye was given the assignment of translating the Words of Creation written by John Garrett on the Bus. She used many avenues, including her contacts with Rising Tide, but after a month, she was not able to find any information. Over the next few months, Skye would be trained by Melinda May, her new S.O., making her a more competent field agent, who would go on many missions with the rest of the team.
Phil Coulson tasked Skye, May and Antoine Triplett to provide back-up for Isabelle Hartley, Lance Hunter and Idaho, who were attempting to buy information from a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Skye got into position, informing May that the package was in the open, but May told her not to engage until the deal was done. When a man appeared an attacked them, Skye, May and Triplett revealed themselves to help, but he got away with the information. They all then returned to the Playground.
The S.H.I.E.L.D. agents argued with the mercenaries about the failed mission, as they met up with Koenig. Skye and Koenig talked about the new bulletproof enemy, and she went to give Fitz a metal shard she found at the scene to examine. As Skye continued to examining the Words of Creation, Triplett joined her, continuing to express his suspicions about the Koenig brothers. They then talked about Skye's search, but she had come up with nothing. Coulson then joined them and spoke to Skye alone, informing her that the bulletproof assassin was Carl Creel.
Skye realized that Coulson wanted her to talk to Grant Ward, their prisoner, to find out more, so she headed down, and Koenig told her about the safety measures in place. When she went to see him, Ward expressed how he was willing to provide intel, and Skye asked him about Creel. Ward told Skye about how he used to hurt himself while locked up, but now accepted what he had done. Skye got him back onto Creel, who Ward revealed could turn his body into any substance he touches, as well as how to find him. Before Skye left, Ward expressed how he would always tell her the truth.
Skye joined Coulson, May and Koenig, where she found that Ward was telling the truth, leading to her realizing that there would be more visits to him in the future. When the discovered Creel was going to attack Glenn Talbot, the team headed out to rescue him. As May fought Creel, Skye used a Taser Projectile Launcher to immobilize him, and then made her escape as the military arrived. After kidnapping Talbot, Skye watched as Coulson spoke with him, until they let him go, leading them to a Government Storage Warehouse.
Before they left, the agents discussed them going into a military facility to obtain the Obelisk, which some were doubtful of, but Coulson told them this mission was make or break for them. After did a Skye hack to get them into the facility, the team entered the warehouse and began to search for the Obelisk. After Harlety found the Obelisk, she was attacked by Creel, but when she touched the alien artifact, it began to hurt her, so they went to back her up, and Skye noticed the Obelisk had the same markings as the Words of Creation.
Because the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were ordered by Coulson to steal a Quinjet, they decided to proceed with the mission, but Hunter and Idaho left to get Hartley medical attention. Skye, May and Triplett were then surrounded by soldiers, so they ran away until they came across where the Quinjets were being kept. Skye and Triplett occupied one of them and flew away, using the cloaking technology and returned to the Playground, while May departed on a motorcycle.
Once they landed, Skye and Triplett discussed not being able to contact Hartley or Hunter, which worried her, but Triplett remained hopeful. Coulson congratulated them for stealing the Quinjet, but didn't divulge the status of the mercenaries. Skye followed Coulson, informing him that the Obelisk had the same symbols as the Words of Creation. but she was confused by his lack of reaction. However, Coulson revealed that he was more concerned about Hunter, who had been captured, and could compromise them.
Skye joined Triplett as Alphonso Mackenzie inspected the cloaking technology, which she noted that Fitz would be crushed if he knew they had it before he could create it. However, Fitz discovered them, but when he tried to speak, he struggled due to his brain damage, making Skye feel bad for him and not know how to deal with it. Skye returned to Coulson, reporting for field duty, where she learnt of Hartley and Idaho's deaths, and Coulson tasked her with packing up Harltey's possessions.
As Skye packed up Harltey's room, she was joined by Hunter, who returned, and he talked about Hartley and her family. Hunter offered Skye to be a mercenary with him, but she declined, stating that S.H.I.E.L.D. was her life, which he felt otherwise about. While searching for Creel, Skye found a call coming from a HYDRA channel, which they suspected was Creel, whose physique and ability to turn his body into any material intrigued Skye, sexually. The answered the call, which turned out to be Raina, who gave them a way to track Creel.
They then discussed how they would defeat Creel, not being able to disable his powers, but Coulson had formulated a plan. A team of Skye, May, Triplett and Hunter headed to Creel's location, where they waited as Triplett got into position. However, after Skye starting scanning the man that was meeting with Creel, Hunter used an I.C.E.R. to knock her and May out, so he could go after Creel himself. After Coulson defeated Creel, they returned to the Playground, where Skye and May discussed Fitz's condition and Coulson being closed off, to Skye's concern.
Skye continued her training with May, practising her shooting, where May told her it was important to maintain control in intense situations. They were about to train with a sniper rifle, when Hunter and Mackenzie interrupted them, asking Skye is she went to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy, as they had a bet, which she confirmed she didn't. Skye told Hunter her early days with S.H.I.E.L.D., and he asked if she had ever killed anyone, which she told him she hadn't. Skye then resumed training, with May noting that experience didn't make it easier to kill someone.
Once again, Skye was tasked with talking to Ward, getting information about HYDRA's recruitment policies towards gifted individuals, which involved executing if resistance occurs, as well as discussing Ward's betrayal. The team soon learned of Donnie Gill's location in Casablanca, Morocco, and Skye informed them of HYDRA's policy, leaving out that Ward told her, as Fitz was present. As they headed to Morocco in the Bus, Hunter prepared Skye for jumping out of the plane, which she recounted her time falling out of the sky in Lola.
Skye, May and Hunter proceeded to jump out of the Bus and board the Maribel del Mar, where HYDRA had already arrived, so Skye went to protect the exits. Taking a sniper position, Skye noticed Gill, who had been brainwashed by HYDRA, begin to freeze the entire ship, so she decided to stop him by shooting him, causing Gill to fall into the ocean. When Skye spotted Simmons, she realized she was working undercover with HYDRA, so to preserve her cover, Skye fired a shot at Bakshi, so Simmons could push him out of the way.
After stopping HYDRA from getting Gill, Skye noticed several containers of HYDRA technology, so she informed Coulson, and S.H.I.E.L.D. obtained them off the ship. Skye returned to the Bus, where May checked on her, as they talked about Simmons secret undercover mission. Skye went back to Vault D to ask Ward if he had been brainwashed into working for HYDRA, but he told her he wasn't. Skye believed Ward was telling the truth on everything, although she didn't know why, as Ward then revealed that her father was alive and that if she let him, he could take her to him.
Bonding with Others
On South Beach, Florida, Skye and Lance Hunter stole a USB from Bridget so that she could get Phil Coulson and Melinda May into a gala for the rebuilding of Santa Maria de las Flores, a church that housed a 500 year old painting with the Words of Creation inscribed on its back.
As Coulson and May worked on the mission, the rest of the team would help guide them to the painting, but they discovered that it had already been taken. As the rest of the team waited in the Bus, they talked about their past romances, with Skye noting how the person she had a crush on, Grant Ward, was now locked up in their basement. While they discussed, Skye was also looking into Coulson and May's mission, trying to figure out what they were keeping from them.
While continuing with her research, the Bus suddenly shut down, which Leo Fitz noted would lead to it exploding soon due to a device that sabotaged it. As they looked over the damages, they realized that the wings would be next, which was where the fuel was stored, meaning they had to hurry with fixing the plane. As Skye, Antoine Triplett and Alphonso Mackenzie worked on repairing the systems that have already been destroyed to slow the virus, Fitz and Hunter managed to fix the Bus, stopping it from exploding.
Getting Answers to her Questions
After S.H.I.E.L.D. discovered that HYDRA killed a group of people with similar effects of the Obelisk, they assumed it was in HYDRA's possession. They approached Phil Coulson for instructions, where Skye noticed carvings of the Words of Creation on his desk, but he brushed off her questioning. When wanting to know more about the symbols, Skye was shut down by Coulson, he refused to provide her with answers.
Despite accepting Coulson's orders, Skye stole the painting and looked at the symbols on it, as she was joined by Lance Hunter, who she expressed wanting to know more about what they meant. Hunter mentioned how her dispute with Coulson was similar to him and his ex-wife, which led him to suggestion that she personally find out Coulson's secrets, by going to Grant Ward for answers. When Skye met with Ward, he brought up her father again, revealing that Raina was his source, making Skye doubtful.
Skye then changed the subject to the symbols, asking Ward what he knew about them, which he revealed that his first saw them on their mission in Belarus, and again when John Garrett started carving them. Ward noted this that happened after Garrett was infused with GH.325, making him worry if the new carvings were Skye's, which she said they weren't. As Ward talked more about Garrett's carvings, Skye realized that Coulson was going through the same thing, and then became worried for him.
Upon this realization, Skye rushed into Coulson's office, confronting him on his secret and expressing her concern for him. Coulson assured Skye that his was fine, and explained how long he had been doing the carvings, which was caused by the GH.325 drug. However, Skye brought up how she wasn't having the same side effect, which led to Coulson revealing how he was monitoring her, and seeing if she would react to the symbols. From seeing that Skye was fine, Coulson concluded that it was possibly because she already had alien DNA in her, which freaked her out.
When Raina called to met with Coulson, he agreed, and he waited for her at La Comtesse Furieuse, as Skye and Melinda May took position in the kitchen, with Hunter at a table. Once Raina arrived, the three listened on as she and Coulson talked about the Obelisk, as well as Raina threatening to expose Jemma Simmons' cover in HYDRA unless he let Skye leave with her. Raina revealed that she planned to bring Skye to her father so she could find out about herself, but Coulson refused to take the deal. Fearing Simmons' life was in danger, Skye went to give herself up, but May restrained her.
After Coulson had Raina leave, now being tracked by them, Skye snuck away so she could find her father. When Skye entered his hideout, she searched for her father, but found the pace entirely empty, except for a photo of him with her as a baby. She was then found by Coulson, and she hugged him, having been through a lot that day, as Hunter joined them, confirming that her father was gone. When May discovered two dead bodies, Skye knew it was her father, and declared him a monster.
Once they returned to the Playground, Skye addressed that she understood that Coulson was going to go after her father, as he was dangerous and possessed the Obelisk, and accepted it. Skye expressed how she had spent her whole life wondering who her father was, but after what she saw, she no longer cared and only wanted to stop him. However, Skye demanded for Coulson to no longer keep secrets from her, so they could work together to learn what the Words of Creation really are. Coulson agreed and showed her his carvings, which led Skye to believe that it was a map.
Grant Ward's Transfer
Skye was joined by Jemma Simmons as they watched and discussed Grant Ward, as well as Simmons' recent undercover mission, until Melinda May informed them of an attack on the United Nations. The reports claimed that S.H.I.E.L.D. was behind the attacks, but Phil Coulson suspected it was HYDRA getting revenge.
Skye and Coulson watched Christian Ward attack S.H.I.E.L.D. on the news, announcing he intended to create a task force to target anyone associated with them. Coulson showed Skye the size of S.H.I.E.L.D. after months rebuilding, noting that he can't let it be destroyed, so Skye decided to talk to Grant Ward for information on his brother. Skye went down to Vault D and asked Ward to give information pertaining to his brother, but this scared Ward, not wanting his brother to know his location. The conversation moved to Skye's father, but Coulson ended it, wanting Skye to stay focused.
Skye later returned to Ward in his cell, who continued to tell her how bad his brother was, desperately wanting her to believe him. Because of Ward's promise to always tell the truth, Skye asked for everything he knew of her father, so he revealed how it was HYDRA agents who attacked the village and killed her mother. Ward then promised Skye that he could help her find her father if she let him out, and Skye then revealed that Ward was actually being transferred to his brother's custody, having got everything she needed form him. Later, while Ward was being escorted, he walked by Skye and called out to her, but she did not respond.
Solving the Mystery
Unable to sleep, Skye caught Phil Coulson carvings the Words of Creation, and confided in him about bring troubled by how everything they were dealing with, her father, the Obelisk, the symbols and the GH.325 drug, was connected. They discussed how they couldn't find answers for the symbols' meaning, which Coulson confided in her that he couldn't function due to the frequently carving the symbols.
One of Skye's Rising Tide contacts, Micro, sent her pictures of the murder victim Janice Robbins with the symbols carved into her. Skye showed them to Coulson, and they went to investigate her apartment, after Coulson realized Robbins was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. After searching the apartment, they found several paintings that had the same symbols on them, signed "A Magical Place." They returned to the Playground and inspected the symbols, as well as Skye discovering that Robbins had apparently died of cancer, so Alphonso Mackenzie and Leo Fitz stole the body so an autopsy could be done.
Once Jemma Simmons finished the autopsy, she informed Skye and Coulson of Robbins' death, as well as discovering that she and her killer had GH.325 in their blood, making her worried, as Skye and Coulson also had it in their blood, and others went insane from it. Coulson told Simmons they were fine, and focused on finding the Project T.A.H.I.T.I. patient who was killing other patients. In order to uncover the patients, Coulson decided to use the Theta Brain-Wave Frequency Machine on himself, and Skye asked Mackenzie to hold Coulson down if he became unstable, and they then commenced.
As Coulson relived his erased memories, he told Skye what was happening and she took note of everything. As he dug deeper into his memories, Skye was given the new names of the patients, discovering that most of them were also killed by the same patient, but when Coulson became unstable, Sky ordered Simmons to shut down the machine. Skye contacted Melinda May to inform her what happened, and she was ordered to lock Coulson up. As Skye escorted Coulson to the Vault D cell, he informed her that the killer was Sebastian Derik, but after Skye revealed the identity of the remaining patient, Coulson locked her in the cell and left.
Skye was eventually freed by Simmons, and she informed the rest of the team that Coulson was going after the last patient that hadn't been killed. Skye and Mackenzie rushed to intercept Coulson, and as they drove, Skye filled Mackenzie in on what was happening, explaining Project T.A.H.I.T.I. to him. They then came across the Thompson family on the road, and they were informed of Coulson and Derik fighting at their house, so they headed their to stop them. Once they arrived, Skye and Mackenzie found Coulson fighting Derik, so they aimed their guns at him, but Coulson tried to explain that he wasn't killing Derik.
When Mackenzie threatened to kill Coulson, he let go of Derik, who Coulson revealed was no longer a threat, as they both had found the answers they needed. Skye then looked at the tracks that Coulson referring to, which he explained that the symbols weren't a map, but a blueprint to a city. They all returned to the Playground, where Skye witnessed Thompson decline Coulson's offer to rejoin S.H.I.E.L.D.. Once he left, Coulson told Skye and May about how his compulsion to carve the symbols was gone for good, as he now knew what they meant.
When Skye asked about Grant Ward's status, Coulson had nothing, but asked Skye to hack into Sunil Bakshi's phone to see if she could find anything. Coulson then called the senior agents together to explain what had been happening with him, and that he was better now, having put all the pieces together. However, he noted that HYDRA was also trying to do the same thing, but S.H.I.E.L.D. was at an advantage, having the answers to the Words of Creation, so they set out to find the city. As Skye hacked into Bakshi's phone, she was called by Ward, who promised that they will see each other again.
Search for the Kree City
Skye, Leo Fitz, and Antoine Triplett accompanied Phil Coulson to Oahu, Hawaii to search for the city. During the flight, Skye discussed with Coulson the mission, with him noting what made Nick Fury a good director, in seeing ahead of his enemies, making him want to get to the city first.
As Skye and Triplett armed themselves, Coulson told them to ditch the guns, and instead handed Skye a watch with instructions to get it inscribed, warning her that it might leak. Skye and Triplett were able to complete their tasks, and when they returned to the Bus they talked to Fitz, who was struggling with his task. Their next stop was in Laura Creek, Australia, where Coulson revealed the purpose of he strange orders back in Hawaii, to cause an EMP in the Kaena Point Air Force Base.
Once the EMP would blackout the base, the satellite relaying station would activate, which was easier to infiltrate. With everything in motion, the team went to infiltrate the station, with Skye staying on the Bus to hack the satellite feeds to find the city. Once the Kaena base fell, Skye notified the team, but their connection was disrupted. After Skye was gained access, she began the search, and Coulson and Fitz returned with an wounded Triplett. Before they could tell her what happened, the city was found. On the trip back to the Playground, Skye had a nightmare; afterwards she had an uneasy feeling about what would happen upon entering the city.
When Skye joined Jemma Simmons and Antoine Triplett, who were discussing her father, Skye commented on how the whole situation was messed up and worried that something bad was going to happen. Phil Coulson gathered the agents in the Bus, and they discussed HYDRA possessing the Obelisk. Skye noted how the city they were searching for was the key to unlocking the Obelisk, and proceeded to show where it was located, with Coulson giving the orders to destroy the city.
After Skye and Melinda May discussed Grant Ward killing his family, Coulson told them they would be extracting and protecting Raina, who was being hunted by HYDRA. As a team went to find the city, Skye hugged Coulson goodbye before he left, staying with the other team of May, Triplett and Hunter. Arriving in Vancouver, Skye suited up and retrieved Raina and Billy Koenig from their safe house. But, just as they left, Agent 33 appeared, so Skye fought her while the others got to safety.
Skye was able to hold her own against Agent 33 for some time, but was soon held at gunpoint, only to be saved by Hunter, and they went to regroup with Raina. When Hunter left to find May, Skye stayed with Raina, as she watched the HYDRA agents near them. As they waited, the two discussed what Daniel Whitehall wanted with Raina, which after Skye revealed he had the Obelisk, Raina revealed that they wanted her because she could touch it. As Raina explained the Diviner, she revealed to Skye that her father said she could also touch it.
After stating this, Raina ran away, alerting the HYDRA agents of her presence, so Skye chased after her. However, May slammed a van into the two HYDRA agents, and they all drove away, returning to the Bus. Skye sat with Raina, who told her about her father, but Skye didn't care, viewing him as a monster. However, Skye did ask how Raina met her father, so she told her how he picked them up in Thailand. Skye enquired Raina about being aliens, but Raina informed her that the Diviner had the potential to unlock more in them, telling her about the stories of the Kree and those worthy to enter the temple.
Learning that those who weren't worthy to enter the temple would be killed, Skye immediately went to warn Coulson's team to not enter the city. Unfortunately, she was not able to contact Coulson, as their communications were blocked by HYDRA, who had located the Bus through Raina's Tracker. They were contacted by Whitehall that the HYDRA Quinjets would shoot them out of the sky if they did not hand over Raina. As one of the Quinjets docked on the Bus, the team surrounded the stairs, aiming their guns at whoever appeared.
They were all shocked to see Ward, who revealed he was the one to locate them. Seeing that Ward was working with HYDRA again after giving S.H.I.E.L.D. Sunil Bakshi, Skye told him to pick a side; he assured her that he had. As Raina went to leave with him, Ward revealed that he wanted to Skye to come with him, too, having made her a promise. Knowing that HYDRA would kill them all, Skye agreed to go with Ward, assuring May she could look after herself. Before they left, Raina made Skye bring the tablet with the map of the city, and she departed with HYDRA.
Meeting her Father
Once Skye was brought to HYDRA's temporary hideout, an abandoned theater in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Skye used her training from Melinda May to consider possible escapes. Grant Ward explained to Skye that taking her was not an order from HYDRA, but him keeping his promise to her.
Ward then opened the door, bringing Skye to her father, Calvin Zabo, and then left to let them talk with each other. As Skye remained speechless, due to being overwhelmed but also defensive, Zabo nervously introduced himself to her, explaining he'd been waiting a long time to meet her. After Zabo explained his wish for them to have met in a different setting, and not near HYDRA's presence, Skye commented on her father being a murderer, which Zabo accepted, but blamed her being taken from him was what caused him to become who he was now.
After calming down, Zabo revealed to Skye that she was born in China, and proceeded to talk about their life as a family, until he got to what he wanted to say, which was that he was sorry he wasn't able to protect and raise her. Although hesitant to connect with Zabo, Skye found herself being overwhelmed with emotions from listen to what he had to say. When Zabo said he would protect her from now on, Skye asked him to get her away from HYDRA, but he revealed that she was where she was meant to be, saying it was her destiny.
Immediately upon hearing this, Skye rejected what Zabo was saying, not wanting to be a captive of HYDRA with him. Zabo stopped her from leaving, explaining they wouldn't matter soon, but Skye responded that seeing how he was working for Daniel Whitehall, he was also a bad guy. However, Zabo desperately explained that he wasn't working for Whitehall, but that he needed him to help find Skye. Zabo proceeded to tell Skye about her mother, revealing that they both possessed a gift, and that's why she was there, to unlock it.
Skye cut him off and asked what happened to her mother, so Zabo sadly explained how a group of HYDRA agents captured her because of her gift and by the time he found her, Whitehall had gruesomely killed her. Skye became emotional from hearing the story, so Zabo began to hum a song, which she recognised as it was the song her mother sang to her. Skye asked what happened to her when she was taken, but a HYDRA agent interrupted, informing Zabo he was needed, so he held off from answering, revealing that because Whitehall served his purpose, he was going to kill him, leaving Skye, as she cried from being overwhelmed with emotions.
After a look of assurance from her father, Skye confidently grabbed the Diviner, which glowed, showing symbols. Skye then used the Diviner to kill a HYDRA agent, and so did Zabo, but they were quickly held at gunpoint. The two, along with Ward were detained, with Whitehall telling Skye she won't get to fulfil her destiny. Skye and Ward were tied up, and once Zabo awoke, they were joined by Whitehall. Whitehall revealed to Skye what her mother's gift was: the ability to not age physically, and he revealed his intention to experiment on her as well.
When the HYDRA agents left to check on who was attacking the building, Zabo was able to kill the remaining guard, and left Skye tied up as he went to kill Whitehall. Ward was able to free himself, and after he freed Skye, she quickly grabbed the dead guard's gun and shot Ward without hesitation, and ran away. Skye soon came across Zabo, who was about to kill Phil Coulson, so she aimed her gun at him, begging him to stop, which he did after she called him dad.
Skye then stated that she was not going to go through with his plan for her and told him to leave. Zabo accepted his daughter's request, however, he told Skye that after her transformation, he would still be there for her, stating that no one else would understand, and he revealed her birth name, Daisy. After Zabo left, Skye checked on the badly beaten Coulson, telling him that she couldn't kill her father, as bad as she wanted to. Skye then said she was going to stop the Diviner from reaching the Kree City, and headed off, despite Coulson trying to tell her to stay.
Upon arriving at the Plasma Drill, Skye discovered that the Diviner was missing, leading her to realize that Raina had taken it and gone into the city. As Skye made her way through the city, she came across Alphonso Mackenzie, who was unresponsive, due to being enthralled by the city. Skye attempted to get Mackenzie to leave, but he wouldn't move, so she decided to continue and come back for him afterwards. Skye then found Raina, but the Diviner began to activate the temple, which closed them in.
At that moment, Antoine Triplett appeared and joined them, and they all watched as the Diviner opened, revealing crystals, which unleashed a mist. Suddenly, Skye and Raina were encased in cocoons, which soon began to break off them. Skye then saw Triplett had been turned to stone, but before she could react, she burst out of the cocoon completely. Then, the entire temple began to shake, which was actually caused by her from her new powers, and it caused what was left of Triplett to break apart.
After being recovered from the temple, Skye was put under quarantine for precautionary reasons. Not being able to sleep over the loss of Antoine Triplett, Skye talked about it with Phil Coulson, who comforted her over his sacrifice saving everyone. The two talked about dealing with loss, and Skye expressed that they failed their mission, blaming herself for it, much to Coulson's disagreement.
Skye was then visited by Bobbi Morse, who provided her with a bag full of supplies to make being in quarantine more bearable, and revealed her admiration for what Skye had gone through recently, only to come out of it all unscathed. Later one, the senior agents gathered outside of Skye's quarantine room to discuss what they were going to do with Sunil Bakshi, and their next move against HYDRA. Skye silently watched on as the others argued with each other, which caused her heartbeat to rise from her nervousness, and the room began to shake, as a result. But, no one else noticed the tremors, except Skye, who managed to stop them.
When Jemma Simmons returned to the Playground, she informed Skye about Raina, showing her her altered DNA. Horrified by this change, Simmons expressed her fear that something may have happened to Skye, too. Skye was then shocked to listen to Simmons as she harshly commented on those with powers, referring to them as a plague. This all made Skye worried, as she knew she had changed, and Simmons went to compare her DNA samples to Raina's.
Afterwards, Skye overheard Simmons telling Coulson and Melinda May that if it were necessary, they should consider killing Raina, fearing a plague, making Skye worry. While listening to the music Morse provided, Skye noticed Leo Fitz standing outside her room, who informed her that her heartbeat was beating an inhuman rate during the earthquake. Fitz proceeded to analyze the entire incident, coming to the conclusion that Skye had changed and caused the earthquake. Overwhelmed by this, Skye panicked and her powers began to emerge uncontrollably, exploding the lamp.
Fitz ran out of the room, and when Skye managed to calm herself down, she quickly cleaned up the mess. May entered the room to check in on Skye with how she was handling quarantine, so Skye kept her cool so everything would seem normal. The two talked about how Coulson was acting recently, due to him being impacted by Triplett's death. May noticed Skye's hands were cut, and figured something was wrong, and as Simmons joined them, Skye almost told them, but was stopped when Fitz covered for her.
Fitz revealed that the test results had come back, and that everything was normal, relieving Simmons and May. Fitz then opened up Skye's room, and explained to her that he switched her results with old samples, and that her new samples were drastically different. Fitz believed that they should wait to reveal the truth to everybody, and so they could figure it out, causing Skye to hug him. Skye once again tried to blame herself, saying there was something wrong with her, but Fitz comforted her, saying she was just different. Later, the senior agents sat together and shared memories of Triplett.
Inhuman Secrets Out
While Skye and Melinda May were training together, May told Skye to not hold back, teaching her to use her emotions and control them to her advantage when in a fight. Leo Fitz interrupted to check on Skye, so she told him that she was fine, and she continued sparring with May.
S.H.I.E.L.D. were notified of Lady Sif's arrival on Earth, so they headed to Portugal, to discover she had no recollection of any of her past. Skye was present as the team reviewed the footage of Sif's fight with an unknown man. Phil Coulson ordered Skye to go with Bobbi Morse to question witnesses about the man. Before she left, Skye learned about Jemma Simmons modifying the I.C.E.R.s to take down stronger threats, making her and Fitz nervous, as Skye would be included in those possible threats if her secret got out.
Their search led them to a hospital, where Skye discovered that Morse could speak Portuguese, and the two talked about Morse's ability to be able to tell when someone is lying. After asking about the man, the two discovered a nurse who had also lost her memory, just like Sif, which they realized he was somewhere in the hospital. Skye and Morse searched the building, soon discovering the man, who had blue skin. When Morse was knocked out by the man, Skye went to shoot him, but lost control of her powers and caused an earthquake, allowing him to escape.
Skye returned to the Bus and informed Coulson and Sif of her encounter, explaining how the man used a machine to turn his skin from blue to pink, making them believe he was a Kree. While the others investigated further into the Kree, Skye met with Fitz to tell him what happened, believing she should tell Coulson, as she was not in control of her powers. Skye returned to Coulson, May and Sif who located where the Kree was heading, and she decided to sit out the mission, not wanting to lose control again.
After apprehending the Kree, they all returned to the Playground, where he introduced himself as Vin-Tak, and restored Sif's memory. Skye listened as Vin-Tak explained the Kree's history in creating the Inhumans, which Skye realized she was one of them, and that he had arrived on Earth when a Diviner was activated to kill those who transformed. Skye began to panic and lost control of her powers, exposing her to everyone. Sif and Vin-Tak attempted to apprehend Skye, so S.H.I.E.L.D. protected her. However, Skye couldn't calm herself down, so she shot herself with an I.C.E.R., stopping the earthquakes, as well as Sif's pursuit. After the incident, Skye decided to confine herself to the interrogation room in the Bus, feeling that she couldn't be around anyone.
While being constantly monitored, Skye would be visited by Phil Coulson, and they discussed her being put on the Index, as well as how her search for her parents has not gone as she wanted. Skye reported to Coulson that she felt she was getting in control and believed she could be ready for the field soon.
Melinda May informed Skye that a prerequisite of being on the Index was that she had to undergo a psychological assessment, much to Skye's protest. However, this all changed when Skye learned the one giving conducting the evaluation would be May's ex-husband. When Garner joined Skye for the evaluation, she constantly questioned him on his marriage to May to deflect from answering his questions. They talked about Skye shooting herself with an I.C.E.R., but when it got too real for her, Garner decided to share tidbits about May, allowing Skye to open up about not being in control of her powers.
When Skye was sleeping, she caused another earthquake, so she was woken up by the others, so she could stop it. Garner asked to be alone with Skye, and she explained how May taught her to cancel out her emotions. Garner noted that this wasn't removing her worries, but suppressing them, which is why she loses control. Skye attempted to use humor to avoid Garner's questions, as well as the truth of her situation, but he saw past it. Skye then opened up and revealed that her dream had to do with her going from being an agent to now a potential target, as per being on the Index.
Suddenly, the Bus began shaking again, which Skye revealed wasn't her, but was May, who piloted the plane to back up Coulson and Bobbi Morse against Calvin Zabo and his team. Overhearing May state that Skye and Garner would stay put and continue the evaluation, Skye objected, feeling she would be of use. Garner supported May's decision, but Skye assured them that she was in control of her powers, and if it came to it, she would incapacitate herself with an I.C.E.R..
Seeing value in Skye's idea to use her father's love for her, May agreed to let Skye assist her. They arrived at the high school, where Skye allowed May to hold her at gunpoint to gain leverage over Zabo. Zabo attempted to talk to Skye, asking about her transformation, but she didn't respond, and only listened as he went on about how S.H.I.E.L.D. treated people with powers. Knowing that May wouldn't kill Skye, Zabo decided to act, only to be teleported away out of nowhere by an unknown man with no eyes.
With Zabo gone, Garner ushered Skye away from the fight that then broke out between the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and the Slicing Talons. As Skye watched on, she soon started to cause another earthquake, drawing the attention onto her. However, Skye managed to stop the earthquake by internalizing her powers into her arms, which severely bruised them, causing her to faint from the strain. Skye awoke back in her room, where Jemma Simmons, who created casts for her to wear, explained what happened to her, but Skye was left scared, not knowing what to do, as she was not getting better.
With her anxiety being built up, Skye left and returned to her room, where she played Operation until Phil Coulson entered, saying they were going somewhere. During the flight in a Quinjet, Skye and Coulson talked about their current situation, which Skye stated was solely her father's fault. As the two ate licorice, Coulson told Skye about how he used to fix up a car with his father, which made it more important to him due to the work he put into it, which Skye deduced he was paralleling her with Lola.
They eventually arrived at a safehouse. When they entered, Coulson told Skye that the cabin was used to house and protect gifted people, as well as protect everyone else from them. Coulson informed Skye that she was being pulled from active field duty, which she understood but felt like she was being locked up. Coulson attempted to comfort Skye, and unveiled a pair of improved gloves to reduce injury, but Skye was annoyed at how he wasn't be real with her, so Coulson told her that she could get through this, and he left soon Skye by herself.
After a video call with Jemma Simmons, Skye tested the gloves made for her, and immediately found them uncomfortable. While adjusting, she received an unexpected visit from an eyeless man with the power of teleportation. The man introduced himself as Gordon, a member of a small society of Inhumans who understood what Skye was going through. He told Skye of his own reaction to his transformation, and offered Skye a place with them so she could truly understand how to harness her abilities. He then departed, informing her to call him when she made her choice.
Soon after, Skye removed her gloves and attempted to practice her abilities, using them to manipulate the vibrations in water from the sink. Suddenly, Melinda May called Skye and told her that a hostile force was coming for her. Bobbi Morse, leading a contingent of agents from Robert Gonzales' S.H.I.E.L.D., surrounded the safe house in an attempt to detain Skye. While evading her pursuers, Skye got into a brief fistfight with one of the field operatives, prompting Agent Tomas Calderon to attempt to shoot Skye; in response, Skye unleashed a massive shockwave that leveled the surrounding forests and injured Calderon. Shocked and terrified of the results, Skye uttered Gordon's name, and the man materialized to her location almost immediately, warping her away from the area.
Two days later, Skye awoke, nearly naked and unable to move, in a bed where Gordon greeted her, but then left her with Lincoln Campbell. Campbell explained that she had slept for so long because the shining needles that he was using on her were removing the effects of the inhibitor gloves that Jemma Simmons had given her. Skye wanted to leave to help Phil Coulson and her other friends, but Campbell reminded her that she was being hunted.
Campbell gave Skye a tour of Afterlife, the Inhuman settlement. Though Skye wanted to know where it was, Campbell said that he did not know; only Gordon knew the exact location for safety reasons. As her "transitioner," Campbell explained the rules of Afterlife and how others were jealous of her because she had her powers while many others who lived there did not yet. Skye asked about Raina and her father's whereabouts, but Campbell answered vaguely. Afterwards, Campbell brought Skye to her room, explaining they would learn about her powers tomorrow, and Skye learned that the Terrigenesis was irreversible.
Campbell showed her his power but Skye did not reciprocate. As they ate dinner, Campbell accidentally revealed that Raina was also in Afterlife. In anger, Skye left the room and stormed into Raina's cabin. Skye confronted her, blaming her for the death of Antoine Triplett; Raina retorted that Skye followed her into the Kree City on her own volition. As Skye attempted to use her power to kill Raina, Jiaying stopped her, explaining that Skye would follow the rules of Afterlife, which included peace from persecution. Jiaying did not reveal that she was Skye's mother; instead she told Skye that she had chosen to be her mentor and would train her, as she hoped that the two could develop a rapport.
Skye trained with Jiaying at Afterlife, first starting a controlled avalanche and then playing notes by vibrating water in glasses. However, Skye shattered the glasses, which brought back memories of foster homes. She told Jiaying of her childhood, and the fact that she never felt like any place would be home. She mentioned that she did not know when her birthday was, and to her shock, Jiaying told her that it was July 2nd. Skye realized that Jiaying was her mother, and hugged her, crying.
Upon revealing to Skye their relationship, Jiaying told her to be careful not to reveal it to anyone else, telling her of how the community of Afterlife did not like Inhumans going through Terrigenesis without the appropriate preparation as she had done. Skye learned of how Eva Belyakov made her daughter, Katya Belyakov, go through the Terrigen Mist despite Katya's lack of preparation. Skye was partially familiar with the story, but from Melinda May's perspective. So, given that Skye got her powers without formal preparation, in direct violation of the rules set by Jiaying herself, Jiaying did not want their relationship revealed to others.
Jiaying then asked Skye for a favor; she wanted her to have dinner with her father Calvin Zabo. Though Skye was hesitant in doing this as she still believed her father was a monster, after a promise from Jiaying that she would never have to see Zabo again, she agreed. Skye went to dinner and Zabo presented with her the gift of flowers, the three talked about Skye's birth. Zabo then told Skye the detailed story of her birth and revealed that she was born in 1988, not 1989 as she originally believed.
After the dinner, Skye realized that her father was not always a monster, and she began to worry about sending him away. She went to Jiaying, and told her of her concerns, saying that she was worried that Zabo would go insane and hurt innocent people once he realized that he would never return to Afterlife. However, Jiaying told her that it was neither her concern nor Skye's.
Skye visited her father's room, and he eagerly told her that he was going home to retrieve his belongings. Skye thought for a moment, then asked if he was going to China, and Zabo told her that home was Milwaukee. Insisting she come along to lessen the blow for him, Gordon teleported them both to his hometown where she learned how Zabo and Jiaying met, but when he was in an ice-cream store, she made a call to Melinda May and insisted S.H.I.E.L.D. needed to come and get her, but to be wary of her father's temperament.
Upon learning Zabo's real last name was Johnson, Skye figured out her true name was Daisy Johnson. However, upon discovering Lincoln Campbell had been shadowing them, Zabo realized what was happening and lost his temper before HYDRA agents stormed the building, looking for Gordon. Zabo and Campbell fended them off while Skye retreated before briefly reunited with Phil Coulson and Grant Ward. Gordon immediately teleported between them and, along with Zabo, teleported back to Afterlife.
Back at Afterlife, Zabo angrily confronted his wife about his release, inadvertently revealing themselves as Skye's parents. Jiaying told him to calm down and he was escorted away. Gordon tried to retrieve Campbell, but returned with a gash on his forehead, saying it was HYDRA that attacked them and that they had Lincoln. Skye demanded why Campbell was shadowing her and Zabo, and Jiaying admitted that she sent Campbell to watch over them and make sure Zabo didn't lose his cool. Skye insisted on rescuing him, but Jiaying said it was too much of a risk for them.
Skye asked Gordon to take her to Campbell, but he refused out of concern for her safety. Raina then told them that Skye could save Campbell, showing Skye that Raina's power was precognition. Skeptical at first, Skye realized the truth when Raina mentioned seeing Phil Coulson and Grant Ward together. Skye and Raina convinced Gordon to teleport Skye from Afterlife. Gordon teleported onto the Bus and reunited Skye with her team including Coulson, her, Melinda May, Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and Ward. While promising the others answers, she was unwilling to reveal them with Ward around, who the team were still uncomfortable around because of his betrayal.
Along with the team, Skye infiltrated the HYDRA base. There they joined Sunil Bakshi, who was brainwashed to serve under Ward, and she used her powers to help her team. Upon finding Deathlok, he told her Campbell was not in good shape and Skye went off to find him. After fighting her way through several HYDRA agents, Skye reached a dying Campbell. With little options, Skye used her powers to jumpstart Campbell's heart, saving his life. She and her team successfully got him and Deathlok out before Robert Gonzales blew up the base. She stayed by Campbell's side as he recovered.
Back to Afterlife
Skye stayed next to Lincoln Campbell's bed while he was in a coma for days. When he awoke, he was frightened when he realized he was in a S.H.I.E.L.D. base. He told Skye his fears that now, after S.H.I.E.L.D. knew about the existence of the Inhumans, they will probably search for Afterlife. When Gordon and Raina tried to retrieve the Monolith on the Iliad, Phil Coulson and Melinda May asked Skye about the Stone. Skye answered that neither she or Campbell had ever heard about the Monolith.
Coulson asked if she believed Campbell, but Skye said that he and Jiaying helped her to control her powers. Coulson asked how they should call them and Skye said they call themselves Inhumans. May made it clear that they are dangerous; however, Skye retorted that May was as well. Skye told May that Jiaying had told her of what happened to Katya Belyakov and Eva Belyakov in Bahrain, revealing that they also were Inhumans.
Once S.H.I.E.L.D. located Afterlife, Skye tried to convince Coulson that S.H.I.E.L.D. should not go there. Though Coulson reminded Skye of the agency's policies regarding powered individuals, Skye questioned them. Eventually, Skye asked to return to Afterlife with Campbell first to prepare the settlement. Coulson asked how she could be so certain that Jiaying would listen, and Skye revealed that Jiaying was her mother. Coulson agreed, and once Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons had said goodbye, she and Campbell were transported back to Afterlife by Gordon. 
Arrival of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Arriving at Afterlife, Skye spoke to Jiaying about the arrival of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Though her mother was skeptical about the agency's motivations, Skye convinced her to meet with Coulson to hear what he had to say. Skye was also present as Jiaying accused Raina of manipulating others with her powers for personal gain. Though Raina protested, no one, including Skye, believed her.
Skye, her mother, and Calvin Zabo waited for Coulson; but when a Quinjet arrived, Robert Gonzales disembarked, telling Jiaying that he came with the same intentions. Gonzales asked why Zabo was there, and Jiaying told him that in return for the safe return of Skye and Campbell, she was giving up Zabo to S.H.I.E.L.D. Jiaying asked Skye to take her father to the agents outside. On the way, Zabo told Skye he was grateful to have met her; she returned the sentiment. Reaching the Quinjet, Skye asked Melinda May why Coulson had not come; May told her that there needed to be someone objective meeting with Jiaying. Skye was with Jemma Simmons and Campbell when she heard gunshots from the meeting room. Skye ran to her mother and helped her walk, shocked at blood coming from a gunshot wound in her shoulder. Jiaying claimed that Gonzales had tried to kill her.
As Jiaying fell, Skye asked her in a panic what had happened, and Jiaying claimed that Robert Gonzales had said that the Inhumans should be exterminated. Jemma Simmons wanted to check Jiaying's condition, but Jiaying rebuffed her, saying that S.H.I.E.L.D. had done enough. Skye told Simmons that S.H.I.E.L.D. should go, and Simmons asked what about her. Skye did not respond, and Simmons left.
Skye and Lincoln Campbell helped Jiaying towards a safe place, but a Quinjet fired two missiles at a house, which exploded, the shockwave causing the three to fall. Standing up, Jiaying asked Skye why she had let this happen, but Skye responded that she had had no idea what would happen. Jiaying was taken to a safe house, and Skye confronted Melinda May, who was looking for Gonzales. May asked Skye where Gonzales was so they could fix this, but Skye said that it was too late for fixing, saying S.H.I.E.L.D. should leave Afterlife. When May refused, the two women started fighting each other, and Skye used her powers to knock May out.
In a room where Jiaying was being attended to, Skye told Campbell that she had thought that, with her healing powers, Jiaying wouldn't feel the pain. Campbell replied that was not the case and that Jiaying did feel everything. Skye asked the doctor who assessed Jiaying if she could donate blood for her mother, but Campbell accused her of planning the attack on Afterlife with S.H.I.E.L.D.. Jiaying said that she believed Skye was still with them and was as shocked by the attack as everyone else. When the argument continued to heat up, Jiaying asked for everyone to leave her in peace to recover.
Skye then visited Raina and said to her that she had already known about the attack on Afterlife. Raina admitted that she had, and that she knew that Skye came to her so she would tell her the future. Skye listened as Raina said that if she would, Skye wouldn't believe her. Raina said that she had had a vision earlier that day, which had revealed the truth to her. Skye asked for Raina to tell her, but Raina said again that Skye wouldn't believe her, and that her destiny was to help Skye fulfill hers. When Skye stormed out, Raina told her they would never speak again, Jiaying was misleading her people, and it was Skye's destiny to lead the Inhumans.
Skye visited Jiaying again and was surprised that she had healed so fast. Jiaying told her that having her here was the best medicine she could have. Skye told her that she had spoken with Raina, but believed she should not have gone. Jiaying said that the safety of her people was more important. Skye brought up the fact that S.H.I.E.L.D. could find them anywhere, and Jiaying said that that was why they should bring the battle to them. She brought Skye a necklace, saying that if she decided to join their fight, she should bring it back to her.
Witnessing Raina's Death
Skye saw the meeting of Jiaying and Raina and how Jiaying killed her. After her mother saw her, Skye threw the necklace to the floor. Skye approached and told her that Raina had known that she would see this and that who Jiaying really was so she killed her. Jiaying said that everything she had and will do was for their people, but Skye regularized that she had killed Robert Gonzales and she wanted that a war will start.
Jiaying explained her action so the Inhumans would have the advantage, however Skye said that Gonzales had came to make peace. Jiaying said that she had build Afterlife so they will live in peace, but after S.H.I.E.L.D. found them, they will hunt the Inhumans wherever they will go or whatever they will do. Skye said what did she plan and Jiaying said their and her future. Jiaying said that after she will be gone, Skye should lead and protect the Inhumans in the way she had protected, but Skye said that if they needed a protection it was from her. Suddenly Skye was struck by one of Jiaying's man and was put in a prison in the Iliad, after the Inhumans took over the ship.
Skye was in her cell, guarded by one of Alisha Whitley's duplicates, but she later was freed by Alphonso Mackenzie. He told her how many agents the Inhumans had killed and captured. He also asked her for her hacking skills. The two noticed the emergency beacon that was sent to all S.H.I.E.L.D. channels and they realized that Jiaying wanted to use the Terrigen Crystals to call to as many of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as possible and execute them. They went to shut down the beacon. On their way, Mackenzie assured her that her mother's betrayal was not her fault. He sent Skye to hack into the computer systems to shut down the emergency signal while he went in search of equipment.
Skye began to hacking but Lincoln Campbell confronted her and attacked her with his powers, stunning her. Skye begged him to listen to her as she claimed he had the information all wrong, and that Jiaying had murdered Robert Gonzales and staged the entire attack on the Inhumans as a way of tricking them into following her into a war. Skye explained that Jiaying had murdered Raina after she had had a vision of Jiaying's plan. Campbell believed her, but just as he told her where the Terrigen Crystals were being kept, he was knocked out by Mackenzie. Mackenzie then went to protect the Crystals.
Instead of shutting down the beacon, Skye created a code in the beacon that warned everyone who read it about Jiaying's plan. The code was read by Leo Fitz on his way with Phil Coulson, Melinda May and Calvin Zabo to the ship. Skye also sent another message about the Crystals. Skye then found Jiaying and confronted her, failing again. Jiaying then left with the Crystals to the Quinjets to use them to exterminate the humans and create new Inhumans. Alisha Whitley was ordered to fight Skye. Skye fought her but when she was almost defeated, May and Campbell found and helped her. May forgave Skye and Skye went to stop Jiaying.
A Terrible Choice
Skye found her mother and begged her to stop, but Jiaying did not listen, saying that it was the only way to protect her people. Skye said that she didn't want to protect her people or her, she wanted to do this because of hate. Jiaying realized that Skye would not listen, so she used her powers to suck the life-force out of Skye. However, Skye was able to muster whatever strength she had left and used it to create a shockwave that pushed the Quinjet off the ship and into the sea, causing the Terrigen Crystals to be lost forever.
With her plan in ruins, Jiaying once again tried to kill Skye, only for Skye to use her powers to try to kill her, causing Jiaying's scars to open and bleed. The pair were interrupted by Calvin Zabo, who had escaped and begged them to stop. When Zabo said that they would not stop until one of them was dead, he pulled Jiaying away from their daughter and broke her nerve endings; he then lifted her high in the air and broke her spine, killing her, before breaking down and crying over the body of his beloved wife. The human race was saved and The Inhuman threat was over.
With the Inhuman threat at an end, Calvin Zabo left the Playground. As he was leaving, he was walked out by Skye. In their last few moments together, Zabo told her that she was better than he ever imagined, even though he had imagined her perfect.
Assuming that he was going to be incarcerated for the rest of his life for his crimes, Zabo requested that Skye come and visit him at his prison, and she promised that she would, telling him it would be the best day ever. Zabo told her he had only had one best day, the day she was born. But instead, Zabo's mind was erased by S.H.I.E.L.D. at a request from Skye, using the remaining resources from Project T.A.H.I.T.I., and he was allowed to begin a new and happy life as Doctor Winslow with no memory of his true past.
Wanting to Find Inhumans
Skye and Phil Coulson drove to visit her father at his new work as a veterinarian. She was happy to see him as a new person. She presented herself as Daisy, to which Winslow responded that that was a beautiful name.
Skye then returned to Coulson and he asked her about her thoughts on leading a new initiative for people with powers, where they could use their abilities to help protect the world. Skye insisted that if they did this, the team should be kept a secret so the people involved could still live their own private lives. Coulson agreed, noting that his missing arm would be his personal reminder of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s past mistakes.
Having fully assumed her birth name, Daisy Johnson began working with Alphonso Mackenzie on recruiting and safeguarding new Inhumans. She, Mackenzie, and Lance Hunter went to Seattle, Washington to extract Joey Gutierrez before the Advanced Threat Containment Unit could. She used her powers on the Unit's soldiers to keep them from shooting Gutierrez. She introduced herself to the frightened man and assured him that he would be safe with S.H.I.E.L.D., sending him to the Zephyr One.
Later, Johnson explained to Gutierrez that he was an Inhuman and had recently undergone Terrigenesis, of which there was no possibility of reversing. Johnson then spoke with Phil Coulson about the rising number of new Inhumans emergences and their sequential capture by the ATCU, noting that Gutierrez was the first they successfully rescued. Returning to the Playground, Johnson and Mackenzie spoke with Gutierrez, with Johnson giving a full explanation of the Terrigen outbreak, which affected his DNA. They then told Gutierrez that he couldn't return to his normal life, agitating him, so Johnson knocked him out.
Understanding she needed help dealing with Gutierrez, emotionally, Johnson suggested reaching out to Lincoln Campbell, as he had experience with Inhuman transitioning, so Coulson authorized the decision, and she and Mackenzie went to find him. Johnson and Mackenzie went to the hospital where Campbell worked and managed to meet with him, despite his previous wishes for S.H.I.E.L.D. to leave him alone. Johnson told him it was important, revealing a new Inhuman had appeared and they needed his help to transition him, However, Campbell believed his previous experience wouldn't be right to use, now knowing he was taught lies, and now just wanted to live a normal life, so he went to leave but was stopped.
The Coming of Lash
Before the argument of Alphonso Mackenzie and Lincoln Campbell could escalate further, the lights began to short circuit. Running to the main lobby, the three saw a monstrous man kill a security guard while asking for an Inhuman. The Inhuman the man was looking for turned out to be Campbell, and with no choice but to do so, Campbell proceeded to fight the man; Johnson, using her vibrational powers, and Mackenzie, using his sidearm, acted as backup. The man then cut a hole into the wall and fled.
Insisting that they pursue the man, Johnson led Campbell and Mackenzie through the hospital to find him. When the man suddenly appeared and incapacitated Mackenzie, Johnson and Campbell used their powers on him simultaneously but to no avail, as the man continued his advance towards them. Johnson then directed her powers on the floor under their foe; he fell through the floor and escaped the hospital. She asked Campbell to come to the Playground since he was now discovered with powers; Campbell refused, and fled on his own. Returning to the Playground, Johnson went into Gutierrez's room. As they watched the press conference of President Matthew Ellis, they sipped a beer and talked about keeping Inhumans a secret.
Speaking with Doctor Garner
- "When I changed, I felt like a monster. I needed help. This is a chance to show people they have a place to belong. It sounds stupid."
"No, but what you're describing sounds more like a halfway house. I'll gladly help you build that."
"My mother created a halfway house for Inhumans, and it was not enough. I... I want Inhumans taking action with S.H.I.E.L.D., to see that being different can mean making a difference."
- ―Daisy Johnson and Andrew Garner[src]
Johnson spoke with Alphonso Mackenzie about Joey Gutierrez, believing he was a fitting candidate to the team of powered individuals, but Mackenzie did not think the same. Johnson pointed out that Phil Coulson's team would be soon with only three people as the rest were gone, left or injured.
Suddenly, Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter rushed past them, as Leo Fitz had opened the containment of the Monolith, so Johnson and Mackenzie followed them, and they managed to get Fitz out and close the door just in time. However, Fitz discovered residue of sand, leading to him realizing the Monolith was a portal to another planet, giving everyone hope that Jemma Simmons was still alive. Coulson tasked Johnson and Mackenzie with staying with Gutierrez and waiting for Andrew Garner's arrival and assessment, as the team was still the priority.
When Garner arrived at the Playground, Johnson welcomed him, attempted to make him happy so he would approve Gutierrez for the team, but he caught on to what she was doing. Johnson asked Garner about when Melinda May would be returning, but he told Johnson she should ask May herself, only she couldn't, not knowing where she was. After Garner returned from assessing Gutierrez, Johnson accurately guessed that Garner declared him unqualified for the team. Johnson expressed the importance of the team, which made Garner reaffirm the need to keep everyone safe, especially with Coulson's decisions, as well as saw as pointing out Johnson changing into a leader. But Johnson revealed the purpose was to give Inhumans a proper place to belong with S.H.I.E.L.D., unlike what her mother did.
Opening a Portal
- "I can do it. I can open the portal myself."
- ―Daisy Johnson[src]
Alphonso Mackenzie got a call from Phil Coulson that he needed the Monolith to be brought to a room in an English castle where they could transform it to a portal. Johnson came with Mackenzie on the Zephyr One and then to the room. She wondered if there was a chance they could succeed. She then said to Coulson and Bobbi Morse the things Andrew Garner had said about them.
They then activated the machines of the room that caused the Monolith, that was in a hole on the floor, to transform into its liquid state. Johnson heard a deafening noise that caused her bleeding from her nose and to faint as the machines broke. Coulson asked Johnson if she was alright but called her "Skye," to which Johnson responded that she called "Daisy." She then realized that she was the only person who had heard the noise. Leo Fitz then realized that the room they occupied was shaped to send the Monolith a high frequency that would make it transform to a portal. Johnson then realized that she could open the portal with her powers.
The team prepared to send through the portal a probe that so they could see the planet through it. Elliot Randolph asked what she was planning to do as Johnson started to activate her powers. The Monolith transformed again to a portal; Fitz, tied to a line, jumped through it to the other planet. While Fitz was searching for Jemma Simmons, Johnson was struggling to keep the portal open. Coulson then ordered them to bring him back. As Johnson released her powers, the Monolith exploded, but Fitz returned with Simmons back to Earth. After she saw them, she fell down but Mackenzie held her and said that she had done good.
Search for Lincoln Campbell
- "You... you help people because you were meant to. You can do that with us, like you were doing at the hospital saving lives."
"That part of my life is over."
"No, you... you are not cursed. You are not some horrible thing. I know... because you taught me that I wasn't."
- ―Daisy Johnson and Lincoln Campbell[src]
Johnson discovered that the Advanced Threat Containment Unit were hunting Lincoln Campbell, along with several other agencies, so she notified Phil Coulson, believing they should help him, despite his refusal. Coulson agreed, and decided to bring him in, revealing to Johnson the Tracker they planted on him back at the hospital.
Tracking Campbell's whereabouts to learn he had recently purchased a phone, Johnson called him to warn him about the danger he was in, telling him they could keep him safe, but Campbell ignored her, destroyed his phone, and fried the Tracker. Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie argued over how they handled the situation, with Mackenzie wanting to have gone straight for him, but Johnson felt it best they don't scare Campbell any further than he already was, so they decided to figure out a new plan to help him.
After watching a news report about the hunt for Campbell, Johnson was tasked with locating his last location, but suggested going out to find him, which Coulson rejected, not wanting her to get discovered by the ATCU. When Johnson asked about why she wasn't informed of the Tracker, Coulson said it was because she was too close to the situation, with her being in charge of assembling the team of Inhumans, and that he would have wanted that done without the rise of problems they were currently facing.
Deciding to take a break, Johnson went to visit Jemma Simmons in her room, gifted her some daisies to help remember her new name, although she said Simmons could call her whatever she wanted. Johnson apologized for not coming to see Simmons sooner, being busy, but said that if she ever needed to talk about her experiences, she'd be there, although Simmons interjected that she'd rather listen, so Johnson filled her in about the Terrigenesis outbreak. Simmons began to open up, but they were interrupted when Campbell called Johnson, asking fo her help.
Johnson notified Coulson that Campbell was waiting for them for an extraction, but when he suggested that only Mackenzie would go, she insisted she come, as Campbell trusted her. Arriving at the location, Johnson entered the apartment where Campbell was hiding, and he began express how he was dangerous, feeling guilt for accidentally killing a man, but Johnson attempted to calm him down. She continued by telling him that he could help people, just like he helped her, but when Campbell said she was wasting her time with him, Johnson kissed him, and he agreed to go with her.
Mackenzie then entered and said that there was a change in the plan as the ATCU soldiers entered and arrested Campbell, by Coulson's order. Johnson demanded an explanation of what was happening, but Mackenzie said that Coulson said she would be safe. Campbell then used his powers to knock the soldiers out and escaped, so Luther Banks then ordered his soldiers to arrest Johnson, but Mackenzie stood against him. Banks then got a call from Rosalind Price; he and the soldiers then stood down and left without Johnson.
Back in the Playground, Coulson explained that he had had to make a choice between Johnson or Campbell. He said that since the ATCU had her picture and Campbell had escaped, he offered Price an alliance between S.H.I.E.L.D. and the ATCU, as a lesson from S.H.I.E.L.D.'s fight against Brigadier General Glenn Talbot and the fight against the other S.H.I.E.L.D. faction. After Coulson got a call from Price, Johnson then understood that Mackenzie had not told him about the romance between her and Campbell. She went to say thank you to Mackenzie before sitting beside him on the sofa and the two played a video game.
- "You think the ATCU knew about him?"
"Worse. What if they're running him?"
"I think the conspiracy nut in you had a few too many lattes this morning."
"I did have a latte. It was a double. But if I didn't know any better, I'd say you were defending the ATCU, or the dragon lady."
- ―Phil Coulson and Daisy Johnson[src]
When Alisha Whitley assisted S.H.I.E.L.D. with a recruitment mission for an Inhuman couple, Lash found them and killed the couple and Whitley's duplicate, so Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie went in for support. Angered, Johnson rushed after Lash to find him, and stop him from killing any more Inhumans, so Mackenzie hastily followed her to back her up.
The partners followed the trail to a dark industrial place, informing Phil Coulson of their status, and requesting backup. Johnson reiterated the importance of finding Lash and learning why he was killing Inhumans, which Mackenzie saw as instinct, and they overheard movement, so they persisted, resulting in them encountering the Advanced Threat Containment Unit, much to their surprise. Rosalind Price ordered her soldiers to stand down, so Johnson and Mackenzie did the same, and the two were shocked to see Coulson with them, as the two leaders declared their cooperation with each other, much to Johnson's uncertainty.
Back at the Playground, Johnson was informed by Bobbi Morse that Lash was an Inhuman, making her wonder why he would kill his own kind, considering the troubles they already face. Johnson then revealed that she inspected the email the victims received, and noted that it tracked their locations, so Coulson told her to pass the information to the ATCU, but she was hesitant. Coulson explained that the ATCU could have information they need, and that they need to work with them if they want answers.
Johnson returned to Coulson after she had spoken with Luther Banks. She told Coulson that he said that the ATCU had came across that email before, but could not find the source. However, Johnson searched and found out that the emails had been sent by Dwight Frye, who Johnson thought could be Lash. Johnson theorized that the ATCU was running this man, but Coulson did not believe that. Johnson said that she thought Coulson defended them and Price too much. Coulson ordered her to take Mackenzie and go to Frye's home.
Outside the home, Price and Banks waited for them. Johnson used her powers to open the door and she entered to search for Frye. She found what looked like the monstrous man's shell after his Terrigenesis. She then found Frye in his closet, crying. When Johnson tried to help him, he yelled at her, demanding her to get out. Johnson used her powers to dash him against a wall. Mackenzie pulled him out and noticed Frye had a reaction on his face from Johnson's presence, so she was asked to leave the room. Johnson listened to Frye as he told Coulson and Price the alliance he made with the monstrous man called Lash, and how he helped him to track Inhumans so he could kill them.
Coulson and Price ordered Banks to arrest Frye and transport him to the ATCU facility. However, Johnson insisted she accompany the transport, so Coulson negotiated with Price to allow her and Mackenzie to accompany Banks, ensure Frye's good treatment, and inspect the facility. Johnson and Mackenzie obtained permission to ride, but Price sent Banks on ahead of them. During the drive, Johnson, whose presence agitated Frye, discussed with Mackenzie about the ATCU's suspicious behavior, knowing they were hiding something.
Suddenly, the roof of the van was ripped through by Lash, who entered, so Johnson sent a shockwave at Lash which knocked him back, but also caused the van to crash and the agents inside to be knocked unconscious. After Lash dragged Frye out and killed him, Johnson awoke, only able to witness the monster walk away, as he appeared to transform into a human. The unit was taken to a hospital, where Johnson told Mackenzie what she saw. Price then visited them, and Johnson told her Coulson was after Grant Ward.
Tracking Luther Banks
Returning to the Playground, Johnson, still frustrated with her encounter with Lash, began working on her new theory, revealing to Phil Coulson that she thinks Lash works for the ATCU. Coulson brought up keeping the investigation away from Rosalind Price's awareness, leading to Johnson wondering if he was getting close with her, but Coulson dismissed the idea.
Johnson came across Andrew Garner to ask for a consult about Lash, wondering why she was still alive, being a Inhuman. Garner suggested getting Lincoln Campbell's help, but Johnson was unable to locate him. Alphonso Mackenzie interrupted them, revealing that he believed that Luther Banks was Lash, so they planned to tail him to find out whether or not they were right. Right before they were about to leave, Lance Hunter, who had been benched by Coulson, desperately asked to join them, so they let him.
Johnson, Mackenzie, and Hunter followed Banks as he drove home, then made a call outside. Johnson and Mackenzie discussed what to do, as they could not reach him. However, Johnson was surprised to see Hunter, with a bandanna over his face, walk up to Banks and shoot him with an I.C.E.R.. Furious, Johnson confronted Hunter as he dragged Banks back to the van; Hunter told them that the best way to see if Banks was Lash was to test his blood for Inhuman markers. Johnson grudgingly admitted that his suggestion was smart and sent a blood sample back to S.H.I.E.L.D., asking Jemma Simmons to test it. While waiting for the sample's results, Mackenzie and Hunter went through Bank's phone; they noticed a text message informing Banks of a test subject being moved to a lab. Johnson traced the lab and the team decided to investigate it, leaving a still-unconscious Banks in his car.
At the lab, Johnson revealed she had a new D.W.A.R.F. that Leo Fitz had been working on but had not yet authorized for use, telling Mackenzie that she had stolen it. As she searched the facility, Johnson received a call from Simmons, who told her that the blood samples had come back fully human. Hunter stated that despite this, Banks still could not be trusted. Johnson watched the D.W.A.R.F.'s video feed as it showed something arriving at the lab: an Inhuman suspended in gel inside a cage. With horror, Johnson saw that Phil Coulson and Rosalind Price were watching also, from the floor of the facility. Later, in secret, Johnson called to check in on Campbell, who Garner felt should be at the base.
As Johnson and Phil Coulson were arguing Rosalind Price and the Advanced Threat Containment Unit intention to cure the Inhumans, he explained that he would meet with president Matthew Ellis about the Inhuman threat. He asked Johnson to talk with Price while they would head to the meeting on the Zephyr One. On Zephyr One, Price came on board and he told her that Johnson will show her around. The two very quickly argued about her powers and the ATCU actions against the Inhumans. As Price told her that for every "good" Inhuman there is a "bad" one, such as Lash, Johnson walked away.
Suddenly, Alphonso Mackenzie and Lincoln Campbell landed on the Zephyr, claiming that Lash was actually Garner. At first, Johnson did not believe, but Coulson ordered to find him and Melinda May, who had been kidnapped by him. With the help of ATCU soldiers, they raided an abounded building in Culver University. She warned Campbell not attack Lash until Coulson ordered that. However, he did, and a fight started between the two sides. When Lash threw Price from a great high, Johnson, without knowing she was capable to do that, saved her by making her hover slowly to the ground. May then shot Lash and he was hold in the Containment Module. After the battle, May asked Johnson's opinion what to do with him. She agreed that keeping him inside the Module until a cure will be invented was his best option.
With Lincoln Campbell now with S.H.I.E.L.D., Johnson discussed with him about staying at the Playground, and he brought up their kiss, asking if there'll be more in their future, but Johnson remained playfully ambiguous. Johnson then informed Campbell that if he was going to stay at the base, he would need to be ready to be a part of Phil Coulson's game plan. Johnson was present as Coulson briefed the agents on Operation Spotlight, in which she and Alphonso Mackenzie would be stationed on Zephyr One and would hack into the ATCU.
On the Zephyr, Johnson managed to create a security breach in the ATCU base, which allowed Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter to infiltrator the base. Johnson helped Hunter to say the correct words so he could sound like a real hacker. She then helped them to enter a room where they discovered that the ATCU tried to create many Inhumans as possible. After the two managed to escape unharmed, the team listened Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons explaining that HYDRA was an ancient organization which was founded hundreds of years ago.
After Rosalind Price was assassinated by Grant Ward, Phil Coulson interrogated each member of his original team in order to find a weakness in Ward. Johnson was asked by Coulson if she thought Ward had only acted like he liked her and exploited her, but she answered that she believed Ward truly liked her. She also told him that she could understand Ward's motives, even though she would never forget what he had done.
As Coulson went to kill, Alphonso Mackenzie was appointed to the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Johnson was told by him that Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons had been kidnapped by HYDRA. She urged him to go rescue them, but he did not believe that this was a right move, so he called Coulson for an advice. Having formed a plan to rescue their agents, Johnson and Mackenzie entered a Quinjet. Johnson listened as Mackenzie informed Lincoln Campbell and Joey Gutierrez that HYDRA had kidnapped Fitz and Simmons and he needed their help to rescue them. Johnson was delighted when both agreed to help, knowing her dream of a team of Inhumans was coming true. Johnson fist-bumped Mackenzie and the mission began.
After making a plan to infiltrate the castle, Johnson, along with Campbell, Gutierrez, and Melinda May, searched for a way inside. Johnson spotted R. Giyera, whom she noted was telekinetic. Johnson ordered Campbell to shut off the lights for a better stealth entry. Inside, Johnson started hacking into the HYDRA computers. However, Giyera discovered her and tried to shoot her. Gutierrez leaped in front of Johnson to save her, but the bullets melted before penetrating his skin. Campbell knocked Giyera out as Johnson congratulated Gutierrez on his powers.
The team, being found by Lance Hunter, reunited in the portal chamber once Simmons had been rescued. Johnson stayed in the chamber as Gutierrez left to reinforce the door. Simmons explained what would happen once the timer finished, hoping Fitz Coulson would be the ones to come out of it, and also told them about Hive. When May returned, she revealed that Lash had killed all the Inhumans. When HYDRA started to attack their location, Mackenzie ordered everyone but Johnson and himself to leave the castle and return to Zephyr One while they stayed to rescue Coulson and Fitz from Maveth.
Johnson waited for the two to return from the alien planet; just as the portal collapsed, the men returned. Johnson and Mackenzie got the two to the Containment Module, and Mackenzie ordered May to blow up the castle as they flew the Module back to Zephyr One. Once on the plane, Johnson happily kissed Campbell, believing that they had stopped HYDRA's plan.
- "Four of us in one place makes us vulnerable, like the twelve Inhumans Lash killed."
"It's hard to build a team if everyone's spread over the world."
"When I was a hacker, my team and I, we were tight, and we weren't on the same continent."
"Huh. Yeah, with the right tech solution, it could work."
- ―Daisy Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie[src]
After a weaponry abduction incident in Bogotá involving an Inhuman occurred, Johnson and Joey Gutierrez came to the National Police of Colombia station and talked to Victor Ramon about it. Alphonso Mackenzie then was kidnapped by the Inhuman, so Johnson cheeked the security cameras and found out that the Inhuman had super-speed abilities. She broke in the Inhuman's apartment and arrested her.
In Zephyr One, the team learned that the Inhuman was Elena Rodriguez. She explained to them that she did not want to use the weapons, but to get rid of them so the police stop using them. Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter were taken by the police to the station. Mackenzie convinced Rodriguez to help them fight against them. Johnson, Gutierrez and Rodriguez used their powers together to fight the policemen, destroy their weapons and capture the Inhuman Lucio. However, as the team went with him to the custody, an HYDRA QuadCopter flew over them and took Lucio. Later, Johnson and Mackenzie agreed they should join Rodriguez to the Secret Warriors. Gutierrez took a time out from S.H.I.E.L.D.. In the Playground, Johnson and Lincoln Campbell offered him the same thing, but Campbell claimed he wanted to stay.
As Johnson and Bobbi Morse prepared for the "Symposium on Alien Contagion," the first complained about the panic Humans made of the Inhumans, and not all of them meant to harm people. Glenn Talbot then came to the Playground. He demanded that his new bodyguard, Carl Creel, would come with him to the symposium. Johnson agreed that he should not be trusted, but Phil Coulson said that he allowed to Creel to join the mission.
Coulson told Johnson that she was not in the mission, since she was an Inhuman. Later, Johnson trained Lincoln Campbell in boxing in order for him to prepare for his S.H.I.E.L.D. training at the Cocoon. The pair proved to be almost equally matched until Johnson was able to flip Campbell over and pin him to the ground as they continued flirting. Before they could kiss each other, Jemma Simmons interrupted, asking for Campbell's help.
Johnson heard them examining Creel's blood as a cure for Terrigenesis. Johnson entered the lab, horrified about the idea. Campbell noted that Jiaying was right about being selective for who should become an Inhuman, but Johnson disagreed. She argued it was a birthright, that Campbell was sounding like the Watchdogs and being Inhuman was not a disease. After their debate, Johnson entered her bedroom where Campbell waited for her. He told her that he was jealous that she was calm with her power, as he felt controlling his powers was like a war within his head. Johnson told him it could be good to lose control and the pair had sex.
Mission in Siberia
Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter managed to follow Gideon Malick to Siberia, with the team follow them on Zephyr One. After a few hours, Johnson, Melinda May and Alphonso Mackenzie landed with a Quinjet to assist Morse and Hunter. Morse informed them that a group of Russian ministers had a meeting with Malick to see an Inhuman. They plan to get inside the compound. After they infiltrated the compound, Johnson found the main computer, but had trouble to use it since the keyboard was in Russian.
Morse managed to install a listening device during Malick's meeting. There, Anton Petrov revealed that the Inhuman was General Androvich. Johnson said that he was the first Inhuman politician. Johnson followed the General through the security cameras. Mackenzie saw something strange in Androvich's footage, so Johnson sent it to the Zephyr One. As the Russian Prime Minister arrived to the compound, Phil Coulson ordered the agents to go to protract him from Androvich, since he wanted to assassinate him. The team converted to the meeting, and with a smoke bomb, Johnson, Morse and Mackenzie kidnapped Androvich. As they were walking with him, Johnson heard him threading them. Suddenly, a shadow appeared from the wall and attacked them.
The shadow was harmless to their attacks, even not to Johnson's powers. After he knocked out Mackenzie, the shadow disappeared and so Androvich. Jemma Simmons told him that the shadow couldn't be defeated. Morse said that only by killing Androvich the shadow would be gone. They shadow attacked again and Morse managed to leap him, but disappeared again. Johnson started to ask how could they defeat him and the shadow leafed her to the ceiling and knocked her out. Mackenzie brought her back to Zephyr One.
After Morse killed Androvich, she and Hunter where arrested. Coulson went to free them, but he returned to Zephyr One alone. He informed that the team and they were disavowed from S.H.I.E.L.D. in order to keep it a secret. Later, the team visited a bar where Morse and Hunter were. Without directly contacting them, Johnson and the others all ordered shots for the two, saying goodbye in the only way they could.
Fighting the Watchdogs
- "I'm trying to save lives. I'll use whatever advantage I have to do it."
"Yeah, the advantage of superpowers, which is something I don't have. But I'm not so sure you should be using yours to sidestep civil liberties."
"They gave up their right to civil liberties when they started imploding buildings."
- ―Daisy Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie[src]
Following the Attack on the ATCU Storage Facility by the Watchdogs, Phil Coulson sent Johnson and Leo Fitz to the scene. In the hangar, Johnson greeted Lincoln Campbell who had returned from his evaluation at the Cocoon. Johnson suggested to Coulson to bring Campbell to the mission since the leaving of Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter, but Coulson refused. At the scene, Fitz and Alphonso Mackenzie discovered that the Watchdogs had used Nitramene to collapse the building. Johnson informed Coulson about it and he suspected Felix Blake had to do with the incident.
On Zephyr One, Johnson told them that she had tracked some of the Watchdogs members and they could interrogate someone on the incident. Mackenzie, however, was against the idea she would use her power against them only for interrogation. Johnson continued her plan and took Fitz to question Dallas Wyatt. With her powers, Johnson stopped Wyatt's car and used them to threaten him. He told her that the Watchdogs operate in Easterling Farms. She later gave the information to Mackenzie. At night, Johnson, Mackenzie and Fitz went to farms. With one of Fitz's D.W.A.R.F.s, they saw Felix inside a barn. Suddenly, Mackenzie's brother, Ruben, came and attracted the Watchdogs' attention.
Johnson used her powers against them and went to the barn but could not see Blake. One of them shot a Nitramene at Fitz's neck. Johnson tried to defect it but nothing happened to it. Inside the Containment Module, with the help of a Watchdogs member, Johnson managed to destroy the Nitramene. She told the Watchdogs member she would hand him over to Glenn Talbot, but he told her the Watchdogs were after Mackenzie as they mistook him for being an Inhuman. Mackenzie managed to deal with them, but got injured. Johnson told his brother about her partnership with him. Later, Johnson found out that Gideon Malick supported the Watchdogs.
Glimpse to the Future
While riding in Zephyr One a call came through in which Edwin Abbott desperately called for Johnson's help. The team went to investigate as Abbott desperately tried to explain to Johnson he had seen these events already happening in a vision of his own death given to him by Charles Hinton. An HYDRA QuadCopter suddenly arrived and Johnson and Abbott hided behind a car, but Abbott was killed by HYDRA.
Johnson, realizing Hinton was an Inhuman, ran towards him to save him, but the Extraction Claw kidnapped Hinton. Johnson touched Hinton and she revived a vision of a woman crying, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons holding hands while the snow falls, Lincoln Campbell's face is covered in blood, her fighting HYDRA guards in a room, Phil Coulson shooting at her and Hinton at a rooftop dying. HYDRA escaped with Hinton and Johnson was shocked of what she had seen.
The team returned to the Playground where Johnson explained her visions. They began discussing how they could try and get ahead of the vision and change the future, but Fitz insisted that it was a fixed point in time which could not be altered no matter what they did. Coulson suggested that they ensure that Johnson would not leave the Playground in order to change the course of the future. Instead, Coulson suggested Melinda May would go to save Hinton, since she had not appeared in Johnson's vision. Johnson disagreed and said she was meant to save Hinton, but Coulson's decision was final.
Johnson gave details of the location of the battle to Fitz and Simmons, and they used S.H.I.E.L.D. services to find it. May entered the room and demeaned they would not use all of them. Simmons explained that she and May used some of the services to find Lash. Johnson saw the women she had seen in her vision. She was Hinton's wife and she told Johnson about Hinton's past, his power and that everyone touching him would see someone's death.
May approached Johnson and asked her to help her prepare the battle. With the help of Fitz, Simmons and Campbell, she began training May undergo her mission as fast as possible in order to change the vision's outcome. Johnson made sure the room was laid out as accurately as possible to the vision she had had the agents acted as the guards who needed to be taken out. Eventually May managed to beat the time limit. They found the building where Hinton was held, which was owned by Transia Corporation. As Coulson gave his last orders to May when suddenly the alarms in the base went off, telling them that there was an intruder. Andrew Garner was brought into the base and explained that Lash was taking over and he wanted to say goodbye to May.
Coulson urged May to stay with Garner since she would not see him again. May disagreed, claiming Garner was a killer, so Johnson said she would go. At first, Coulson disagreed, but Johnson explained that since Bobbi Morse had left, she was their best agent who could save Hilton, and Coulson could stay in the base to change the outcome. Coulson agreed and accompanied her to a Quinjet. He asked her to go back safe and accidentally called her "Skye."
Johnson arrived at Transia Corporation building and entered the building. She went to a room and took a deep breath before entering the room and fighting the HYDRA agents. After she knocked them out she looked at a one-way mirror. Phil Coulson suddenly appeared and pulled his gun. At first, Johnson thought he aimed at her but he shot at the mirror and killed the HYDRA agent behind it. Coulson told her she needed to go to the rooftop and rescue Charles Hinton from there. Johnson asked what he was going to do and to her surprise, he told her he was going after Grant Ward.
Johnson arrived at the rooftop and saw Hinton brought to a helicopter, when suddenly Gideon Malick hit her with the Transia Corporation Exoskeleton. Johnson tired to use her power against him but she missed. Malick punched her several times until Hinton touched him. As Malick chucked him, Johnson used her power to flip him, destroying the exoskeleton. Hinton fell next to her and Johnson said she thought she was meant to save him, to which Hinton was happy to know he had changed to future.
Johnson brought him his bird made of wood he had mad, and Hinton said he made it for his daughter. He told her he was afraid her Inhumans power would turn to be horrific. He asked Johnson to protect her in the future so Johnson agreed to help her. Johnson accidentally touch Hinton and saw another vision of a S.H.I.E.L.D. who dies in an explosion inside a Quinjet in space. Hinton apologized and died.
Back at the Playground, Johnson was with Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and Alphonso Mackenzie in the lab and examined the skeletons they had founded in Transia Corporation. They learned that Hive had returned from Maveth inside Grant Ward's corpse. Johnson and the others were called for a meeting with Phil Coulson to discuss what they had witnessed at the Transia Corporation. They discussed how the being they had encountered was not Ward, although Johnson said he was creepy as him, and set up a plan to defeat their enemy. Johnson and Lincoln Campbell however were given their own mission which Campbell would take charge of to find a former ally of his.
While onboard the Quinjet, Johnson was thinking about the last vision she had seen in Transia Corporation building. Campbell explained that the Inhuman they were going to meet had never been granted powers while he was at Afterlife, explaining that during his time at Afterlife, JT James had been caught stealing by Jiaying and was banished without powers while ranting about an Inhuman who could raise the dead. Johnson was warned by Campbell about James.
Johnson and Campbell soon tracked down James in South Dakota where he was living in a hut surrounded by barbed wire. James greeted them on a loud speaker and rudely told him to leave. They entered and James stepped out with a rifle and warned them not to take another step as they would regret it, Johnson did step closer and accidentally stepped on a land-mine which James had placed down. Although Campbell insisted he was not there to fight, James claimed he had been waiting for Jiaying to send someone after him, although he'd always assumed it would be Gordon, clearly unaware of their deaths.
Johnson used a shockwave to push the land-mine in place while she and Campbell stepped away to safety until they dived back to avoid the explosion. James continued to mock them, Johnson responded by sending a shockwave through the ground which caused all his land-mines to exploded at the same time. Furious at the attack, James grabbed his gun only for Campbell to fire a blast of electricity at him which sent James flying backwards and knocked him out. Johnson and Campbell then took James inside his hut and laid him on his sofa, waiting for him to wake up so he could be questioned.
When James finally awoke Campbell told him they only needed information about what he had stolen from Afterlife and what he knew about Hive. Johnson told him that Jiaying was dead and they were now working for S.H.I.E.L.D. but James still refused to give up any information in exchange for nothing, so for Johnson surprise, Campbell revealed that he had brought one of the Terrigen Crystals and offered it in exchange for what they wanted, promising to give James powers. James revealed to them that he had stolen a Kree Orb, which he explained that Hive had stolen while battling the Kree Empire with his army of Inhumans, telling them that he believed that Jiaying had no right to keep this information from them. When James demanded the Crystal, Campbell stole the Orb and threw it to Johnson. As Johnson and Campbell were leaving, James reminded told Johnson that Campbell had almost killed his last girlfriend.
Back on the Quinjet, Johnson demanded an explanation from Campbell about what James had said about almost killing his girlfriend, threatening to end their relationship if he was not honest. Campbell relented and told her how before undergoing Terrigenesis he had tried to fill his emptiness with alcohol and during one night of rage and drinking, he had driven his car with his girlfriend beside it and crashed into a telephone pole, nearly killing her before he was found by Gordon. Campbell apologized for not telling the whole truth and promised that he would never hurt her. Johnson then told Campbell that Charles Hinton had given her a vision of the future and that one member of their team was going to die soon, but she did not know who or how. As they prepared to leave and return to the Playground, suddenly they received a message from a wounded Melinda May that R. Giyera had hijacked Zephyr One. Knowing that they had to do something, although Johnson's feared, they decided it was time to bring together the Secret Warriors to save their teammates from HYDRA.
Once the Secret Warriors was onboard, Johnson ordered the Quinjet to fly to Schoonebeek Oil Field, HYDRA's base. There, she split her team, sending Joey Gutierrez and Elena Rodriguez to find Zephyr One and free it while she hacked HYDRA's computer system. However, as she worked, Johnson was confronted by Hive. Shocked to see the dark Inhuman, she did not react in time as Hive infected her with his powers. Immediately, Johnson felt as if she had filled an emptiness inside her, believing that Hive could give her the family she had always longed for and wanting nothing more than to serve him. Johnson told Hive of the Kree Orb in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s possession, and he ordered her to retrieve it and bring it to him. With her new mission, Johnson returned to her team in time to stop R. Giyera from killing Gutierrez. She joined the Secret Warriors and the rescued S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and escaped the HYDRA base, returning to the Playground to follow her new orders.
Betraying her Allies
Lincoln Campbell had captured Gideon Malick during the operation; Phil Coulson interrogated him, and he gave up the locations of every single HYDRA base he was aware of. Shortly after this, Johnson entered the interrogation room, having been ordered to kill Malick. Malick did not even resist, knowing that this had been inevitable, and Johnson fired a powerful shockwave that crushed Malick to death. To cover up the cause of death, Johnson destroyed the body with a bomb. Coulson realized that one of the Inhumans at the Playground had been infected by Hive; as a result, he ordered the base locked down. Knowing Coulson would determine the traitor eventually, Johnson framed Campbell, blacking out the base in an imitation of his powers and planting the Kree Orb in his locker.
Once S.H.I.E.L.D. had imprisoned Campbell and all the Inhumans and released the base from lockdown, Coulson told her he disband the Secret Warriors. Johnson managed to sneak out of the room and stole the Kree Orb and many Terrigen Crystals to bring to Hive. She visited Campbell in the Containment Module and tried to convince him to run away with her. When Campbell refused, Johnson revealed that she had been infected, infuriating Campbell, who tried to reason with Johnson. Unable to resist Hive's sway, Johnson ignored Campbell and left the room. As she left the base to return to Hive, Johnson caused a powerful earthquake, leaving the base temporarily crippled.
Johnson went to her favorite place where Hive waited for her. They discussed why she had enjoyed the spot and Johnson told him that she was a different person now while Hive told her that Grant Ward was fond of her, despite Johnson insisting that she was glad he was dead. Johnson told Hive that being under his control had finally filled the emptiness within her.
Once Johnson had shown Hive the Kree Orb and Terrigen Crystals she had stolen, they discussed if S.H.I.E.L.D. would come looking for her, Johnson told him that Phil Coulson believed that she needed protecting and did not know how strong she really was. Johnson told Hive about the emptiness she had felt her whole life and about Jiaying and Calvin Zabo. Hive explained that they were connected now and they were going to end the war that the humans had started and turn Earth into the peaceful home that the Inhumans deserved. Johnson then rested her head on Hive's shoulder as he held her close.
Johnson and Hive first went to Alisha Whitley, whom they knew would be targeted by Coulson, and left her doubles to ambush Lincoln Campbell and the rest of the team sent to protect her. With Whitley by their side, Johnson and Hive then went to speak to JT James, who mocked Johnson and questioned if she had broken up with Campbell. Hive then revealed himself and demanded the rest of the Kree Orb; when James refused they dropped a Terrigen Crystal, which filled the room with Terrigen Mist and forced him to undergo Terrigenesis. James emerged from his cocoon with the power to create fireballs, so Hive used his power to tame James's suffering and put him under his control. Johnson helped Hive to find a device buried under James' house which Hive said it was dangerous to him.
Johnson went with Hive's team to Bucharest to kidnap Holden Radcliffe. Johnson broke into his lab where Leo Fitz was present. After Whitley took Radcliffe, Johnson used her powers to choke Fitz and said that although she cared about her friends in S.H.I.E.L.D., she would kill them if they would come after her. She also warned him about someone in S.H.I.E.L.D. that would die. She left him and returned to Hive. Later, Johnson came with Hive and his team to Union City which he owned.
- "First, S.H.I.E.L.D. rescues me from the Rising Tide, and then from my admittedly not-so-great parents, and now, once again, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s rallied the troops to save poor Daisy."
"Because you're sick. That... thing is a parasite. It's messing with your head."
"That's what S.H.I.E.L.D.'s been doing. Look at us, Mack! You were a mechanic, I was a hacker, and now, s-somehow, we're soldiers?"
- ―Daisy Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie[src]
In Union City, Johnson and Hive took a walk down the street. They discussed their respective creators, Johnson's being S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hive's being the Kree. Shortly following, Hive brought in the remainder of the HYDRA inner circle to be test subjects in the rebooted Kree experiments. Johnson and Hive watched as Radcliffe's experiment melted the faces off the test subjects. Radcliffe realized that he needed living Kree DNA in order to make the experiment work, much to Hive's disappointment. While Hive and Radcliffe attempted to figure out a new way to make the experiment work, Johnson and Hellfire drank beer and played pinball. Eventually, Hellfire questioned how Johnson could still love Lincoln Campbell, even though he was helping S.H.I.E.L.D.'s attempts to stop Hive and the swayed Inhumans.
Johnson, under Hive's influence, believed that she could save everyone at S.H.I.E.L.D. by turning them into swayed Inhumans. Johnson rejoined Hive as they once again discussed their creators, and whether or not Johnson could destroy what created her: S.H.I.E.L.D. Johnson told Hive her plan to save her friends, but Hive questioned what she would do if they did not comply; Johnson responded that she would rip their hearts out. The two heard an explosion, and Johnson questioned if it was S.H.I.E.L.D.; however, Hive responded that it was in fact the Kree, whom he had summoned so that he could meet Radcliffe's requirements of Kree blood. Johnson baited one of the Kree Reapers into the experiment room using her powers. At first, Johnson was battered by the Reaper, thrown into a gurney by the alien's superior strength. However, Johnson eventually won the fight by breaking most of the bones in the Kree's body, and then ordering Radcliffe to drain it.
Just as the drain begins, Alphonso Mackenzie arrived to try and save Johnson. Johnson continued to insist that she did not need to be saved, taking emotional jabs at Mackenzie and the rest of her former team. Eventually, Mackenzie realized there was nothing he can do to save her at the moment, and used a Splinter Bomb to destroy the Kree body. This infuriated Johnson, as she began to unleash her martial arts and powers onto Mackenzie. Though Mackenzie refused to fight back, Johnson continued her attack, furious that she had failed Hive and that Mackenzie had been the cause. Eventually, Johnson pinned Mackenzie on the ground and attempts to rip his heart out. However, Melinda May arrived and shot Johnson in the arm, saving Mackenzie.
Johnson regained consciousness, with Hive scolding her for being unable to secure enough Kree blood for the experiment. Johnson responded by reminding Hive that she had Kree blood running through her veins, and offered to drain herself for the experiment to work.
Saved by Lash
Johnson hacked S.H.I.E.L.D. and watched video feed of Lincoln Campbell while her blood was being drained. Hive entered the room, and the two discussed Campbell until Leo Fitz discovered Johnson's hack and blocked her from viewing. Johnson's blood continued to drain until Holden Radcliffe entered to check on her. Johnson was allowed to rest while Hive and Radcliffe continued their experiments.
Seeking to reach Campbell once more and convince him to join her and Hive, Johnson tried once more to hack S.H.I.E.L.D., succeeding and once more seeing Campbell. To her shock, he spoke to the room, asking if she was watching. Johnson immediately hijacked the room's television and informed Campbell that she was. Once she had fed the camera a loop of Campbell sleeping, Johnson took over the video feed and was able to speak to Campbell. Johnson tried again to reach Campbell, wanting so much to have him join Hive that she lied to him, telling him that if he left the Playground, she would meet him and they would go away together. Campbell agreed, and Johnson began planning his escape from the Playground.
Johnson formed a plan for Campbell to leave; first instructing him to knock out his guard and take his earpiece so that she could advise him continually. Once Campbell was free of the Containment Module, she took him through the base to the Quinjet dock. Johnson lost contact with Campbell briefly, but regained it as Campbell reached the Quinjet and turned off the earpiece. Johnson turned to see Hive behind her; she informed him that Campbell was coming. Though Johnson felt guilty for lying to Campbell, Hive reassured her before taking her to see the newly transformed Primitives. Hive explained that to make more Primitives, Johnson would be drained of the rest of her blood, to which Johnson agreed, knowing that serving the dark Inhuman was all she wished to do.
As Johnson was being escorted away by Radcliffe, she realized that Hive was in trouble; knowing he had gone to welcome Campbell, she went to find him. Once she reached Hive Johnson was shocked to see Lash instead of Campbell. Seeing her leader threatened by the monstrous Inhuman, Johnson fired a shockwave, only to find that she was weak from the draining that it had no effect on Lash. Collapsing, Johnson could only watch as Lash came towards her. However, Lash had no intention of killing her; his energy blast only served to draw Hive's parasites from her body, leaving her free from the dark Inhuman's control.
Lash picked Johnson up and carried her to the Quinjet, telling her that she was now free and could return to S.H.I.E.L.D., but as he lay her down, Hellfire arrived and used his flaming chain to kill Lash. Johnson sat with Lash as he died, comforting him in the knowledge that he had saved her. Despite her weakened state, Johnson managed to fly the Quinjet away from Hive and returned to S.H.I.E.L.D.. She was taken into custody as the Quinjet touched down and brought to the lab for medical testing, where Jemma Simmons declared she was free from Hive's control.
Revenge on Hive
Johnson still recovering got an update from Jemma Simmons, Phil Coulson, and then Alphonso Mackenzie came to talk to her telling her that Hive has been successfully captured. While Simmons remained somewhat neutral towards her, Coulson and Mackenzie attempted to convince her that what she did to the S.H.I.E.L.D. team was not her fault. Even so, Johnson still believed that she needed to be locked up indefinitely. Johnson later found out that Hive had escaped with the help of former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents now turned into Primitives by R. Giyera and Hellfire. Johnson realized that she had told Hive everything about S.H.I.E.L.D., including the capabilities of the Zephyr One, which Hive could now use to distribute the Inhuman gas. Johnson activated the elevator underneath the containment module, bringing her into the Zephyr One cargo bay.
Johnson exited the Containment Module onto the cargo bay of the Zephyr One, calling out to Hive who was still feeling the effects of the memory machine. Hive turned around as he realizes why Johnson came to confront him. She confirmed this by kneeling on the floor and begging him to take her back under his control. As Hive attempted to infect Johnson's mind again, he was taken aback muttering that something was wrong. Johnson questions what S.H.I.E.L.D. had done to him, but Hive replied that it was not S.H.I.E.L.D., but Lash who had made her mind impervious to him.
Johnson, filled with rage began causing an earthquake, before beginning to focus her powers onto Hive. Johnson and Hive began fighting all over the hanger, with Johnson using a combination of her S.H.I.E.L.D. skills and her powers. Eventually, Johnson got a knife and begins stabbing Hive multiple times, commenting that she wanted him to suffer. Hive realized that Johnson herself was suffering, and that the knife was doing nothing to him. Johnson dropped the knife and began using her powers to break multiple bones in Hive's body. However, Hive simply stood up and told her that bones were not what supports his structure, but multiple parts working as one. At this moment, R. Giyera and Hellfire arrived on an old HYDRA ship along with the warhead. This distracted Johnson long enough for Hive to render her unconscious. Hive put her in the Containment Module and used brute force to fly the Zephyr One out of the Playground.
Escape from the Containment Module
Johnson awoke to find herself trapped inside the containment module, guarded by a Primitive, which Melinda May took out from under the floor of the Zephyr One. May and Leo Fitz climbed out of the floor and Fitz began to open the containment module but Johnson stopped him, as she did not want to be freed. May was fed up with Johnson's stubbornness and reminded her that Andrew Garner died for her, and said that she could either live in a box for the rest of her life or help them take down Hive. Just as May was about to get sentimental with Johnson, she was knocked out by R. Giyera.
Giyera took an automatic weapon and aimed it at Fitz, so Johnson tried to distract him by reminding him that they share a connection, but Giyera knew that was no longer true. Fitz told Giyera that he had a hidden weapon on the Zephyr, and then he shot Giyera three times in the chest with a Cloaked Gun, much to both Johnson and Giyera's surprise. Fitz then freed Johnson from the containment module and they all moved to another room, where Fitz noted that they were at a high altitude, so he covered Johnson in his S.H.I.E.L.D. jacket. As May and Fitz discussed their next move, Johnson found the necklace from her vision in the pocket of the jacket. In this moment, Johnson realized her destiny.
Johnson, Fitz and May were reunited with Lincoln Campbell, Phil Coulson, Alphonso Mackenzie and Jemma Simmons who boarded the Zephyr via Quinjet. When Campbell was injured, they brought him to the cargo bay, where Simmons assessed he would live. Johnson asked if she had ruined things between Campbell and herself, and Campbell replied that they needed to take time to work on themselves before they can work on their relationship. Johnson, knowing her fate, revealed her plann to Cambell of sending the warhead to outer space using the autopilot function of the Quinjet, sacrificing herself in the process. She then left before Campbell could stop her.
Lincoln Campbell's Sacrifice
As Johnson moved the warhead from the command center to the Quinjet, she was greeted by Hive. With the warhead securely strapped into the Quinjet, Johnson decided that her purpose as an Inhuman was to sacrifice herself to take down Hive and save the world. As the Quinjet door began to close, Hive reminded her that Grant Ward could manually take control of the Quinjet.
Johnson saw a blood trail on the floor of the Quinjet leading to the pilot's seat and looked up to see Lincoln Campbell. Campbell explained that he had fried the manual controls and, before Johnson could say anything, Campbell used his powers to push her out of the Quinjet as the door closed. Campbell released the Quinjet from the Zephyr One, sending it on a one way trip to space. Johnson, realizing what Campbell had just done, ran back to the command center and begged him not to continue with his plan. The team, who had defeated the Primitives, also arrived at the command center at this time. Campbell stated that this was his purpose, to save the girl he loves and the world at the same time. The communications between Johnson and Campbell ceased just as the Quinjet hit space and as Campbell was trying to tell Johnson that he loved her.
Johnson turned around and begged Phil Coulson to bring the Quinjet back, as it was unfair that Campbell was paying for her mistakes. Coulson replied that Campbell was paying for all of their mistakes, and that it was both not possible and not what Campbell wanted. On one of the screens, the team in the command center watched as the Quinjet exploded, and Johnson collapsed in tears.
Outlaw Once Again
Several months after Lincoln Campbell's self sacrifice, Johnson had already left S.H.I.E.L.D., and went on a vigilante quest which saw her topple banks to donate illegal funds to charities and save several lives in various disasters. These actions eventually led to Johnson earning herself the name Quake. Johnson was wanted by authorities for destruction of many buildings, and they wished to register her under the Sokovia Accords which she had rejected. Her activities as a vigilante made people question the effectiveness of the Sokovia Accords.
Helping Yo-Yo Rodriguez
Quake eventually tracked a deal between the Watchdogs and Victor Ramon, for a 0-8-4 weapon. Quake traveled to Baltimore, Maryland where she found the Watchdogs, Ramon and Yo-Yo Rodriguez captured, while the Alpha Dog called on his men to kill the Inhumans. Quake then knocked Ramon out and saved Rodriguez, together they fought the Watchdogs and discovered that S.H.I.E.L.D. did not actually know that Rodriguez was there and that she was there to capture Ramon.
Remembering Ramon had murdered Francisco Rodriguez during the mission when she had first encountered Rogriguez, Quake accepted this reasoning and then told Rodriguez to go after Ramon, who was attempting to escape during the chaos. To give her cover, Quake continued to fire her shockwaves from her Quake Gauntlets while Rodriguez ran out the room and after Ramon. While Rodriguez had her showdown against Ramon, Quake fought against all of the remaining Watchdogs, using both her Inhuman shockwave powers and fighting skills to overpower all of them.
Quake defeated the Watchdogs and when Rodriguez soon returned with the 0-8-4 and with Ramon now dead. While they were speaking, a S.H.I.E.L.D. Quinjet arrived and Rodriguez told Quake that Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie were tracking her powers in order to locate her. When Rodriguez offered her help her vigilante quest, Quake declared that one Inhuman fugitive is enough, but that she would find Rodriguez if she needs help during her missions, later asking for some Rapid Bone-Healing Pills. Quake left the scene before she could be found by any of her former friends.
Keeping a Promise
Her friends and allies Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie tried to capture Johnson; they managed to catch a glimpse of her, as she was meeting with the family of Charles Hinton. Polly Hinton thanked Johnson for the money, some of which she stole from a bank in Los Angeles that she ultimately destroyed, and help that she had provided for them, with Johnson explaining that she was keeping a promise. Johnson knelt down and gave Robin Hinton the robin that Charles had carved.
Johnson told Polly that she had a veterinarian friend that she would like them to meet. Johnson decided to leave the conversation there, knowing that S.H.I.E.L.D. was closed on her tail and walked into an empty alleyway. Johnson used her powers to escape as she fired a shockwave underneath her feet and launched herself onto a nearby rooftop. Coulson and Mackenzie, who knew that they now had little chance of finding her, decided to continue their search another time, despite the new Director Jeffrey Mace ordering them to stop due to their constant failure to find and capture Quake.
Encountering Ghost Rider
Quake confronted the Aryan Brotherhood who had stolen some mysterious cargo. She bested M. Scott in a fight, only for him to ask for her help to her confusion. Suddenly, Quake witnessed as a mysterious car charged at the criminals, surviving a hit from a rocket launcher, and a man with a flaming skull exited the vehicle, to then brutally kill them before leaving. When sirens were heard, Quake made her escape from the scene.
After interrogating Scott at the hospital, Johnson met up with Yo-Yo Rodriguez, who supplied her with Rapid Bone-Healing Pills from S.H.I.E.L.D.. Johnson then went into town to learn about Ghost Rider. There, she saw graffiti on the wall made by Felix of the Rider. Felix explained a bit about Ghost Rider telling her of how he killed two more criminals last night. When Johnson asked for more information about Ghost Rider, Felix correctly assumed she wasn't from the neighborhood.
Johnson continued her investigation until she met Robbie Reyes at El Monte Junk and Salvage and said she was looking for man who owned a 1969 Dodge Charger. Reyes showed Johnson to the car, but when she realised he was the man she was looking for, she threw him backwards with her powers. Reyes then grabbed a pole and lit it on fire, and the two faced off. As they fought, Johnson confronted Reyes on the people he killed, but he revealed they deserved punishment, before transforming into Ghost Rider. Johnson soon found herself pinned, and when Ghost Rider stood over her, she told him to kill her, but he decided to let her live, and left.
Tracking Ghost Rider
The next day, Johnson tracked down Robbie Reyes and observed him helping his younger brother Gabe, realizing that Reyes had someone he loved and was close to. Quake followed him to Canelo's Auto and Body, and interrogated the people who worked with Reyes, pretending to know him as a former classmate. Johnson justified her presence there by saying that her van had burst into flame the night before. While Reyes examined her van, Quake talked with him about his victims who were not totally innocent. However, Reyes threatened her and ordered her to leave. As he did not find any problem on Johnson's van, she used her powers to do some damage on it in order to stay there a bit longer.
They discussed about the Watchdogs but Reyes denied the fact that being Inhuman, although Johnson found hard to believe that he actually sold his soul to the devil. After Canelo left them alone and Quake angered Reyes by mentioning his brother Gabe, the two vigilantes began to fight. Very weakened by her injuries Quake was knocked out. She woke up tied up to a chair, with Reyes searching any proof of guilt in her belongings. When Quake mentioned the name of Momentum Labs, Reyes quickly left after gagging her. Quake painfully broke free of her ties and followed him by jumping onto his car. However, Reyes managed to get rid of her.
Quake went to Momentum Labs, where she found Alphonso Mackenzie and Leo Fitz while they were confronting the ghost Frederick along Ghost Rider. After Ghost Rider killed Frederick, Mackenzie aimed at him, but Quake told her former colleague to let him go. Quake was brought aboard a Quinjet and Mackenzie banded her broken arm. Mackenzie figured out that Quake was being supplied medicines by Yo-Yo Rodriguez and Fitz angrily confronted her about leaving S.H.I.E.L.D. Quake then left and she was found by Reyes, who told him that he thought he was the one linking all the recent deaths. Therefore, Quake got in the Hell Charger to investigate the matter with him.
Los Angeles Blackout
Ghost Rider intended to visit his uncle Eli Morrow in South Ridge Penitentiary and Quake revealed that he knew Morrow had been charged with manslaughter. The conversation was however interrupted when a blackout secretly orchestrated by the Watchdogs occurred in Los Angeles. Ghost Rider and Quake drove further and Quake tried to determine the true nature of her new ally. They found Robbie Reyes' little brother Gabe moments before he was attacked by thugs.
Ghost Rider and Quake engaged the fight against the thugs and when one of them held a gun at Gabe, Quake used her powers to take him down. Once the thugs were defeated, Quake and the Reyes brothers left for the Reyes Residence. Being wounded since she was using her powers without her Gauntlets, Quake asked Ghost Rider how he managed things when he got hurt while chasing criminals, but he told her that his powers were enough to make him heal fast. Ghost Rider then left the Residence, leaving Quake with Gabe after warning Quake that Gabe did not know about Ghost Rider.
Quake and Gabe discussed about the lives of the Reyes brothers and Gabe voiced his worries about what his brother was up to when he went out at night. When the power came back in Los Angeles, Gabe told Quake that he knew who she really was and that although he would not tell anyone about it, he did not want Quake to be near his brother out of fear that she could have wrong influence on him. Therefore, Quake agreed to leave the Reyes Residence and returned to her personal quest.
Quake kept fighting against the Watchdogs. During one confrontation, she managed to steal a list of some Inhumans targeted by the hate group they had obtained by hacking into S.H.I.E.L.D. servers. In dire need of medical attention because of the wound she got in the process and of the assistance of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Quake tricked Jemma Simmons into visiting an apartment where Quake awaited her. After Simmons tended to Quake's wounds, Quake explained that the Watchdogs were tapping into S.H.I.E.L.D. servers and that she needed access as well. Simmons reluctantly agreed to help her.
Thanks to Simmons' high position within S.H.I.E.L.D., Quake got access to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s files. Quake and Simmons suspected that Hellfire was the Watchdogs' next target and decided to take him into safety. They went to Primed and Ready Fireworks where Hellfire was working and convinced him to follow them. Hellfire told them to wait for him in the storage boxes. However, when Hellfire finally arrived, he revealed that he was actually working with the Watchdogs in their extermination of Inhumans as he was disgusted by them, including himself. Soon, Quake and Simmons were surrounded by hostile Watchdogs.
Quake used her powers to take their enemies down and she and Simmons hid in one storage box. Hellfire found them and intended to strike them with a flaming chain, but he was stopped by Ghost Rider, who had come to the store along with Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie. While Ghost Rider fought Hellfire, Quake and Simmons found Coulson and Mackenzie and exited the store right before the fireworks were lit on fire, causing the place to explode. Quake went to the Zephyr One with Ghost Rider. Coulson came to them and requested their assistance for finding the Darkhold. Although Quake was reluctant as she was keen on keeping attacking the Watchdogs, she eventually agreed to help Coulson.
Though she agreed to help S.H.I.E.L.D., Quake still insisted on remaining alone and isolated herself in the Zephyr One. She was joined by Ghost Rider and told him that he should trust S.H.I.E.L.D. Later, Quake was informed that Phil Coulson and Melinda May where trapped in South Ridge Penitentiary, where Lucy Bauer had infected the staff who suffered from demon psychosis. Therefore, Quake joined an assault team with Ghost Rider and Alphonso Mackenzie to help Coulson and May and find Eli Morrow, who they needed to find the Darkhold.
To that end, Quake equipped herself with new gauntlets. However, she was forbidden from using her powers during the mission to avoid aggravating the skeletal injuries resulting from her not using her gauntlets as a vigilante. Along with Agents Prince and Davis, Quake found Coulson and May. Quake, Coulson and May then made their way through the prison to get to Morrow's cell. However, they were stopped by Bauer who opened the cells' doors, releasing the prisoners and causing a riot. They fled and reached the prison's cafeteria where Quake chose to remain behind against Coulson's and May's will as she had discovered that many prisoners were Watchdogs recruits, meaning she had a personal reason to fight them.
Quake fiercely fought against the prisoners, taking down several of them before being outnumbered. As one of them was choking her to death, Coulson and May returned and rescued her, although Quake made it clear that she did not wanted them to. Since Leo Fitz told them that Mackenzie had found Morrow, they decided to leave the prison. Once outside, however, they discovered that Morrow was missing as he had been kidnapped by Bauer.
Back to the Playground, Quake remained alone in a Quinjet. May found her and told her that her whole plan of trying to get away from her friends for their own safety and risking her life was pointless, as Coulson would never give up on her and Lincoln Campbell would not have approved her decision. Quake replied that she only agreed to help S.H.I.E.L.D. until they found the Darkhold and that she would leave after that. Once May departed, however, Quake burst into tears.
Good Samaritan Story
Quake left to pick up Gabe Reyes and took him to the Zephyr One so he could be reunited with his brother Robbie and pretended that Robbie was actually a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, much to Gabe's amazement. Quake and Robbie also revealed that Eli Morrow had been abducted and that Gabe had been taken to the Zephyr One for his own safety.
As Director Jeffrey Mace joined the Zephyr One to arrest Quake and Ghost Rider, Alphonso Mackenzie instructed them and Gabe to go into the plane's Containment Module, which was taken down right beneath the plane's floor so that Mace could not find them. Gabe asked them why they had to hide from the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. if Robbie was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Quake tried to explain the situation, but Robbie decided that he could not lie to his brother and told him the full story of how he became the brutal vigilante known as Ghost Rider. Quake carefully listened to his story as well.
However, they were ultimately found by Mace, who had the Containment Module taken back on the Zephyr. Upon hearing that S.H.I.E.L.D. had intel about his uncle, Robbie transformed into Ghost Rider and Quake could not keep Gabe from witnessing the transformation. As Ghost Rider broke free of the Containment Module and began fighting Mace, Quake tried to take Gabe away, but Gabe insisted on staying and seeing the fight. After Gabe managed to calm his brother down, he asked Quake to take him somewhere else on the plane. As S.H.I.E.L.D. stormed the Roxxon Power Plant, Quake remained in the Zephyr One to ensure communications. However, Quake was unable to hack into the plant's systems since they were not connected to the network. The more the S.H.I.E.L.D. team progressed into the plant, the more the communications were unstable and Quake ultimately lost contact with her colleagues, leaving them to face Morrow's betrayal on their own.
Quake watched the footage of Leo Fitz, Phil Coulson and Robbie Reyes vanishing in the air after Eli Morrow activated his Quantum Particle Generator. However, she refused to believe that they were dead, recalling all the strange events they had lived or heard about, be it the Resurrection of Phil Coulson, the Rescue of Jemma Simmons from Maveth or the existence of Ghost Rider. Quake suggested to call Jemma Simmons for help, to which Jeffrey Mace agreed.
Quake comforted Gabe Reyes following the loss of his brother, telling Gabe that Robbie loved him and that Gabe was what kept Robbie grounded. Then, they watched in astonishment as Alphonso Mackenzie abruptly left the Zephyr One with his motor bike. Deciding to figure out what was happening, Quake took the Hell Charger and chased Mackenzie in Los Angeles, unaware that the Spirit of Vengeance had taken Mackenzie's body and that Robbie was sitting next to her in his transdimensional state, although she somehow felt his presence.
Following Mackenzie through the city, Quake arrived to the Chinatown Crew Hideout, where she took down several thugs before joining Mackenzie who was talking with Robbie, although Quake could not see the latter. When Quake told Mackenzie to come back with them, she saw her friend turning into Ghost Rider and moving towards her. However, Mackenzie stopped as the Spirit of Vengeance returned into Robbie's body and returned to his normal condition. A worried Quake tried to know what had happened, saying that she had overheard Mackenzie telling that he was suffering. Despite that, Mackenzie reassured her and informed her that Robbie and the Spirit of Vengeance had gone to the Hell Dimension. They then returned to the Playground, where Quake told Coulson and Melinda May about what had happened to Mackenzie and Robbie.
Quake took part in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s final assault against Eli Morrow. She teamed up with Yo-Yo Rodriguez and Ghost Rider as the first strike team, but Rodriguez activated a trap while doing a recon, which caused a massive explosion. Quake helped Rodriguez and took her back to the other S.H.I.E.L.D. agent while Ghost Rider went into the Chinatown Crew Headquarters to face Morrow. Along with Phil Coulson, Quake watched the feed of Ghost Rider's body cam. Thus, she saw the giant Quantum Battery built by Morrow.
When Morrow arrived to confront his nephew, the video feed was cut, prompting Quake to leave and help Reyes. Coulson advised her against it, since they were trying to keep her involvement in the assault undisclosed. Moreover, the team was called back to the Zephyr One by Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz, who explained that Morrow had rigged the Quantum Battery with a Demon Core, which could trigger a nuclear explosion. To avoid such a catastrophe, S.H.I.E.L.D. needed a new plan. While S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Jeffrey Mace explained his plan to Coulson, Quake had Fitz check her gauntlets, which were perfectly adapted to Quake. Fitz also told Quake that they had the proof she was not to blame for the multiple earthquakes recorded around Los Angeles. While discussing with Fitz and Simmons, Quake also learned about the Inhuman Senator Ellen Nadeer was keeping hidden and that Mace knew about it.