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"The Rising Tide is a huge organization of hacktivists from all around the world."

Rising Tide is a conspiracy hacktivist group that exposed S.H.I.E.L.D. to the world in the aftermath of the Battle of New York.


"I'm more interested in how this Rising Tide group found out about it. I thought they were just hackers. What changed?"
"Everything's changing."
Grant Ward and Maria Hill[src]

Following the Battle of New York, the Rising Tide exposed short video clips from the Battle at Stark Expo and the Duel of Harlem. In 2013, they somehow learned that T. Vanchat possessed a Chitauri Neural Link in his vault in Paris and posted the coordinates online, threatening a S.H.I.E.L.D. operation to recover it, forcing Agent Grant Ward to move in quickly and recover it before Vanchat's men could.[1]

Investigation in Los Angeles

Skye spying on Mike Peterson

"You cannot stop the Rising Tide."

Rising Tide member Skye was investigating the rumors of something called "Centipede" in Los Angeles. Additionally, Skye posted a video of Mike Peterson using his heightened strength from the Centipede Serum to save Debbie from an explosion. This attracted the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson's new team. After helping the team capture Peterson, Skye was asked to join the team as a consultant.[1]

Hacking the S.H.I.E.L.D. Index

"You know him?"
"Every hacker in the world knows him."
Phil Coulson and Skye[src]

Rising Tide member Miles Lydon was paid one million dollars by Raina of the Centipede Project to hack the S.H.I.E.L.D. Index files and post them online.[2]

Helping Skye

"One of my sources, this guy Micro, he's kind of a crime-scene junkie. He came across something."
Skye to Phil Coulson[src]

Skye contacted her connections with the Rising Tide in an attempt to translate the Words of Creation, but they had no idea what it was.[3]

Wondering what Skye was doing, Lance Hunter questioned her on her research into the Words of Creation. She told him about her failure to get information even with her Rising Tide resources.[4]

Later on, one of Skye's contacts in Rising Tide called Micro sent her pictures of the body of Janice Robbins who had the Words of Creation carved on her body.[5]

Notable Contributors


Appearances for Rising Tide

In chronological order:

Behind the Scenes

  • There is a real-world organization called the Rising Tide.[6]