For the real S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy, see S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy
"That's a really dangerous area. What were you doing there?"
Julia Price to Jemma Simmons[src]

The S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy was a virtual recreation of the real world academy of the same name within the Framework.


Rewritten School Friendship

"Besides restoring your relationship with your father, the only other change I made in your life was Introducing myself."
"First day of class at the Academy."
"Befriending you, trying to understand what it felt like to connect with someone."
Aida and Leo Fitz[src]

As she had fallen in love with Leo Fitz, the Life-Model Decoy Aida, who planned on acquiring a living body for herself, took inspiration from Fitz's love story with Jemma Simmons so that she could live with him. As a result, in the Framework, both Fitz and Aida, who used the name Ophelia, were students in the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy, where they met and befriended just like Fitz and Simmons had in the real world.[1] After they left the Academy, Fitz and Ophelia became two ruthless leaders of HYDRA, being respectively known as The Doctor and Madame Hydra.[2]

Massacre at the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy

"You were supposed to be buried in the U.K."
"More like a mass grave at the Academy. The story's a cover-up. I think HYDRA murdered me."
Daisy Johnson and Jemma Simmons[src]

While ascending to power, HYDRA sent a group of operatives into the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy, where they perpetrated a massive killing which costed the life of at least 200 members of the Academy, including Jemma Simmons. Following the massacre, the bodies of the victims were buried in a mass grave, the buildings of the Academy were destroyed and the site was declared in quarantine because of so-called biohazard risks.

When she logged into the Framework, the real Jemma Simmons incarnated herself in the buried body of her virtual counterpart. She managed to reach the surface and found herself on the site of the fallen Academy, managing to exit through a broken fence. As Julia Price drove nearby, she picked up Simmons to take her to Washington, D.C.[2]


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