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"Shifted away from manned missions and refocused on robotics, nanotech, A.I. Sentient Weapons, like it says on the door."
"It also says 'Observation and Response' on that door, not 'Creation.'"
"World's not the same as you left it. Space is now full of unexpected threats."
Tyler Hayward and Monica Rambeau[src]

The Sentient Weapon Observation and Response Division, better known by its acronym S.W.O.R.D., is an American extra-governmental intelligence agency.



S.W.O.R.D. was founded by Maria Rambeau after 1995, under the United States Government, focusing on manned missions and extraterrestrial operations.[1]

The Foster Theory

"This time, we're using the S.H.I.E.L.D. astrophysical records, and we cross-reference them with the S.W.O.R.D. database."
Erik Selvig[src]

In 2010, after Jane Foster formed the Foster Theory, in which she stated that a bridge that formed wormholes to other dimensions existed, S.W.O.R.D. granted Erik Selvig access to their databases, which he used to cross-reference astrophysical records provided by S.H.I.E.L.D.[2]

New Initiatives

In 2020, Rambeau succumbed to cancer and passed away, prompting Tyler Hayward to succeed her by becoming Acting Director of the organization. Leading the organization post-Snap, S.W.O.R.D. obtained Vision's corpse[3], prompting Hayward to redirect their efforts to robotics, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence.[1]

Wanda Maximoff's Visit

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Two weeks after the Battle of Earth, Wanda Maximoff went to the S.W.O.R.D. Headquarters in order to retrieve Vision's corpse[3] so he could have a proper funeral. She ultimately changed her mind and left the Headquarters without his remains, allowing S.W.O.R.D. to successfully complete project Cataract and reactivate the corpse as a new White Vision.[4]

Westview Anomaly

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Three weeks after the Blip, Acting Director Tyler Hayward assigned Monica Rambeau to assist the FBI in an investigation surrounding the mysterious disappearance of a Westview citizen who was in the Witness Protection Program.[1]


Name Position Level Clearance Status
Maria Rambeau Founder/Director Deceased
Tyler Hayward Former Acting Director In Custody
Monica Rambeau Captain Active
Monti Agent Active
Rodriguez Agent Active
Hutch Agent Active
Franklin Agent Unknown


Equipment and Technology

S.W.O.R.D. personnel have access to an extensive array of technology at their disposal.



S.W.O.R.D. Projects

The following is a partial list of projects run by S.W.O.R.D.




  • In the comics, S.W.O.R.D. stands for Sentient World Observation and Response Department and it is a subdivision of S.H.I.E.L.D. that deals with extraterrestrial threats to world security.
  • Yo-Yo Rodriguez made an allusion to S.W.O.R.D. in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode Orientation Part One, when she asked Phil Coulson "So, wait, S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn't have a space division called S.P.E.A.R. or something?"

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