"Building has five floors. The first four are research. The fifth is listed 'maintenance', but uses half the building's energy."
"Either they're guarding the world's largest vacuum–"
"Or that's where Chan is being held."
Phil Coulson and Quan Chen[src]

Agent Quan Chen was a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. based in Hong Kong and tasked with protecting Chan Ho Yin, a powered person on the Index. When Ho Yin was captured by Raina, Chen joined forces with Phil Coulson to rescue him, however Ho Yin used his newly upgraded powers to betray and kill Chen during the raid.


Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Monitoring Chan Ho Yin

"Chan is a magician, so at first I thought he'd made himself disappear."
"The file says you'd caught him violating his Index Agreement before."
"On two separate occasions. Claimed we were "hampering his artistic expression"."
―Quan Chen and Phil Coulson[src]

Chen searches Chan Ho Yin's apartment

Quan Chen was stationed in Hong Kong, China by S.H.I.E.L.D. where he was assigned as case worker for "Registered Gifted" man, Chan Ho Yin, a street magician who developed pyrokinetic powers. Quan would check in with Chan every couple of days. When Chan was kidnapped by a mysterious organization who sought to use Chan to further their own ends, Quan contacted Phil Coulson. Chan was able to give them the information needed to learn who was behind Chan's disappearance.[1]

Saving Scorch

"Agent Quan, it's you."
"We're here to get you out."
Scorch and Quan Chen[src]

Coulson's Team was able to locate the lab where Chan was being held. Coulson and Melinda May arrived in Hong Kong and, together with Quan, they raided the lab. He was found weak and with serious burns on his arms after being tortured.


Chen is betrayed and killed by Chan Ho Yin

However, despite Quan's attempts to bring him to safety, Chan was tired of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s insistence on hiding his abilities and had gone mad due to the torture he had suffered. Chan used his power to burn a hole through Quan's heart, killing him instantly.

Coulson made sure that Quan's family was given the million dollars that Miles Lydon would have received to try to compensate for his loss.[1]





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