- "We must be delicate with time."
Sibyl was the Predictor of the Chronicoms, who orchestrated the Chronicoms' attempt to travel back through time, to erase S.H.I.E.L.D. from existence, as they had initially attempted to assassinate Wilfred Malick, before failing with this plan, as she instead used Malick to jump start Project Insight. However, as Sibyl's efforts were constantly thwarted by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents from the future, before Phil Coulson then managed to destroy the Time Ship, trapping Sibyl in the past, without a body. With no option, Sibyl allied herself with Nathaniel Malick, giving him access to the Time Stream as they then attempted to find and kill Leo Fitz. However, despite Sibyk managing to completely destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. within their alternative 1983, Sibyl and the Chronicoms were eventually transported back into the original 2019, where S.H.I.E.L.D. managed to defeat them, destroying their entire fleet, with Sibyl dying in the resulting explosions.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personality
- 3 Powers and Abilities
- 4 Equipment
- 5 Facilities
- 6 Relationships
- 7 Appearances
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Behind the Scenes
- 10 References
Following the destruction of Chronyca-2 by Izel, the Chronicoms started planning establish Chronyca-3 on Earth. Sibyl, the Chronicom Head and their Predictor, accompanied Luke and his group of Chronicom Hunters on a mission to travel back in time, instructing them on how to properly ensure the destruction of S.H.I.E.L.D.. She made sure that Chronicoms were set to self-destruct when compromised, rather than explode, to prevent the futuristic technology of Chronicoms from ensuring that S.H.I.E.L.D. would be formed.
When the Chronicoms time-traveled to the 1950s, Luke and Abel talked to Sibyl about the failure of their plan to kill Freddy Malick. They assured her that S.H.I.E.L.D. had not yet discovered their ship, and Abel challenged Sibyl's advice to self-destruct rather than detonate when compromised, and Sibyl defended her position. Luke told Sibyl that other Hunters had been sent to Area 51 in order to infiltrate the base, and asked for confirmation that causing Helius to explode was a viable plan, which Sibyl assured him it was.
When Chronicom Hunters traveled to the 1970s, Sibyl saw that S.H.I.E.L.D. would find Wilfred Malick in his Estate. Later, Sibyl was admiring every form of life, such as trees, leaves, shells and eroded shorelines with her prophetic abilities, and assured Luke that a new world would flourish under his feet. However, Luke was very angry about Malick's death and the destruction of Project Insight and asked if it was the world she imagined.
Unimpressed by Sibyl's metaphors, Luke said that her path led to disaster. Sibyl disagreed with Luke, given the destruction of Project Insight led to reveal the location of S.H.I.E.L.D. and that Malick's son, Nathaniel, had kidnapped Daisy Johnson. She also recalled that Alphonso Mackenzie's parents would force them to go to the Lighthouse, so they were divided and rash. Luke then noticed that S.H.I.E.L.D. had started to bend with the tension and asked Sibyl if she wanted to destroy them, to which she replied "yes". Sibyl then told Luke to begin the next phase of their plan, waking all available Hunters, and that they must continue to adapt.
Meeting with Phil Coulson
Sibyl explained to Coulson that he was in a virtual space, which was an advantage for a digital mind, and his body was was surrounded by Chronicom Hunters in a spaceship that was located underground, therefore unavailable for S.H.I.E.L.D.. While introducing herself, Sibyl mentioned her role as the Predictor for the Chronicoms and that she read the Time Stream. Coulson asked her if she predicted the future, but Sibyl replied that she predicted the past, as if it were written by only one future and gave him the example of a grown tree and what could have become together with the other trees.
Coulson sarcastically congratulated Sibyl for being a predictor and a poet, noticing that she was different from any other Chronicom she had known. Sibyl pointed out to him that he was also different from the others Chronicoms, but he replied that he was not one of them and that people kept making this mistake. She noticed that Coulson was not a person at all and asked him what he was, but he didn't say and noticed that she was answering every question. Sibyl said that she saw no reason not to answer the questions.
Answering more questions from Coulson, including the use of Alphonso Mackenzie's parents, Sibyl revealed that Daisy Johnson whad been kidnapped by Nathaniel Malick, who wanted to steal her powers, and calculated that Johnson would survive in 86% of cases. About the Chronicoms wanting to take over Earth, Sibyl answered it to ensure the survival of their species. Coulson noted that he too wanted the same as her, but for the survival of humans, and that they still had to argue, since they had a lot in common.
With Coulson asking what was the difference between a Chronicom and a human, Sibyl replied that it was the time that differentiated them: human beings have a limited amount of life and therefore fear death and that act irrationally to avoid themselves and to others the existence of this form, but the Chronicom cannot die, since time has no consequences on them. Sibyl then asked Coulson which category he belongs to. She also said that with their intact planet they would have existed for many centuries even when humans were dead and that when the humans themselves understood it they had to surrender or they would not have time.
Sibyl then accepted that Coulson told her about three things that she was wrong. The LMD explained that the difference between a Chronicom and a human was also in the sacrifice; Humans sacrifice themselves to save loved ones, or their country or nation or planet itself, and although time is limited, as Sibyl rightly said, sacrifice has a huge high price to pay and Chronicoms must not only be machines with data, but they must also have a heart, pain, blood, sweat and tears, all things that make a human worthy of being a human and another perspective of them is that they don't give up never.
Sibyl noticed that he had neglected the third thing he had to say and asked Coulson what it was and he replied that it was himself, because Coulson had not feared death for a long time. Sibyl replied if it was so, to which he answered yes and replied, above all, that dying had become, in the end, a sort of superpower for him, before transferring back his consciousness of his android body and destroying the Chronicom time ship, sacrificing himself in the process.
Retrieving the Time Stream
Sibyl managed to survive the destruction of the Chronicom Time Ship due to her source code being uploaded onto a hard drive. In 1982, Chip Womack brought his broken PC to Russell Feldman at Feldman Electronics. Once the hard drive was activated, a sheet covered in unknown letters came out of the printer. Sibyl displayed messages on the computer, asking Feldman if he was willing to help her. She then printed a picture of herself to Feldman.
With Feldman agreeing to help her, Sibyl sent blueprints and instructions to him. Sibyl was confident that they would make a "perfect pair". Over the following months, Feldman developed attraction towards Sibyl. When Feldman completed work on a voice synthesizer for Sibyl, she thanked him for returning her voice to her. Feldman was amazed that Sibyl looked like an actual woman. Sibyl's consciousness was finally transferred to a robotic body built by Feldman. He then presented Sibyl with red flowers to "match her red robotic eyes". Sibyl took the roses thanked him.
Sibyl instructed Feldman to purchase ammunition and weapons at Big Ern's Ammo Emporium. Meanwhile, Sibyl secretly started building robots. When Feldman returned, he saw Sibyl making the robots and questioned her about it. Sibyl replied that she needed to expand her capabilities. Feldman, who was feeling betrayed, expressed his feelings and emotions for her. Sibyl explained that he had served a purpose and that he knew too much about her plans. She then brutally killed Feldman using one of her robots.
With her new army of Sibyl-Bots to replace the destroyed Chronicom Hunters, Sibyl infiltrated the Lighthouse in order to retrieve the Time Stream, murdering Cricket. Cricket's terrified girlfriend, Tawni, fled to warn the Deke Squad before being murdered in front of them.
The robot was destroyed by Alphonso Mackenzie and Roxy Glass, who warned Deke Shaw and the rest of the team that there were still more robots invading the Lighthouse. As the robots continued attacking the base, Sibyl searched for the remains of the Chronicom ship to find the Time Stream. When the Deke Squad, including Tommy and Ronnie Chang, met another robot in the corridor, they destroyed it with a barrage of weapons, ending with backing the bot onto dynamite, and then detonating it. Immediately, Sibyl approached the team in the corridor.
Sibyl said Phil Coulson caught her off guard during her last confrontation with S.H.I.E.L.D., and she was ready to stop them. She fired shots at the team, hitting Olga Pachinko. During the fight, Sibyl's robotic body was destroyed by the Deke Squad. However, Sibyl's efforts were not in vain as one of the robots reclaimed the Time Stream and escaped the Lighthouse.
Working with Nathaniel Malick
Later, Sibyl's consciousness was plugged to a TV owned by Nathaniel Malick. She proposed an alliance with Malick to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D.. The surviving Sibyl-Bot finally delivered the Time Stream to Malick, who questioned Sibyl about the device.
Sibyl promised Malick the ability to control the world's future. Malick was impressed with the Chronicom technology, while Sibyl told him the she was confident their partnership would work. Using the knowledge gained from Sibyl's Time Stream, Malick was able to find out about many different versions of the future, such as Kora's future. Sibyl then directed Malick and his team to Afterlife, an Inhuman settlement. Before attacking the sanctuary and capturing Inhumans to steal their powers, Malick convinced Kora to join him and Sibyl.
Sibyl was again uploaded to the virtual space accessed by the Time Stream where she was able to meet with individuals recruited by Malick. She told Kora everything about her sister Daisy Johnson. When John Garrett was recruited by Malick, he also used the Time Stream to meet Sibyl. She showed Garrett his future in the original timeline, including the moment where he was vaporized by Phil Coulson with the Peruvian 0-8-4. For Garrett's amusement, Sibyl also showed him the moment when Loki stabbed Coulson with the Scepter.
Sibyl subsequently ordered Nathaniel Malick to track down Leo Fitz's location, using Jemma Simmons' brain but, despite her sadistic efforts, she couldn't find him, so, she contacted her home planet and ordered her hunters to fire. in all bases of the S.H.I.E.L.D. to destroy this organization once and for all.
Return to her body
Upon arriving at the Chronicom spaceship, Nathaniel Malick ordered his men to put Jemma Simmons and Deke Shaw in the cell, saying that this would be their last chance to tell where Fitz is, but Shaw reacted sarcastically about what the Chronicoms are like, and Sibyl said there were more precise ways to retrieve information, so the Hunters injected her with a liquid which dissolved the implant in Simmons' brain and threw them in the cell.
Next, the Chronicom Hunters brought Malick into the presence of Sibyl, who, much to the surprise of the former, was synthetic flesh and blood, to whom he said he was like, or so, a space-age polymer and that he was impressive all of it; then he informed her that all the basics of S.H.I.E.L.D. they have been destroyed, to which Sibyl told that all but the Lighthouse have been destroyed, to Malick's excitement, who likes it when it gets right to the point. The latter told Sibyl that, since the latter was at the Lighthouse, she knows that it was built to withstand external attacks and that they would have a different approach, to destroy it, but Sibyl replied that it would do no good. as long as Fitz remained alive and their future will be uncertain if so.
Malick began to report that he did research in Simmons' brain by using the Cerebral Fusion Machine, saying that Simmons had really erased Fitz from her memories and that, based on the statistics she has seen, it is not even in existence.
Sibyl told him that it is not based on maybe, because the injection he gave Simmons will dissolve the latter's implant and that, thanks to the injection, he would understand if she was really forgetting Fitz, or if she had masked the truth.
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Sibyl, like other Chronicoms, is cold and calculating. Being the final Chronicom Predictor left, she is shown to be trusted by the Chronicom Hunters. She is cautious, taking every step to make sure that the Chronicoms manipulate time the way they want without unintended consequences. Over the course of her antagonistic interactions with S.H.I.E.L.D., she realized how they were progressively learning how to act in ways difficult to predict, even for her, and admitted that they had developed a tendency to beat the odds, which made her even more willing to ensure that nothing escaped her attention. As such, she was conscious that Leo Fitz was the cornerstone of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s resisting her assaults, and she dedicated her ultimate efforts in finding him, knowing that the future she wanted to set could not be ensured as long as Fitz was alive.
Sibyl's interactions are not limited to the Chronicoms, and she will answer questions and talk with anyone who connects to the system enabling to interact with her. As such, she was willing to answer Phil Coulson's questions, despite noting that he was not a person, but an android. During this exchange, Sibyl explained that the Chronicom race will exist even after humans are dead, and thus that they shoud have priority over them for the control of Earth, dismissing their attempts to avoid death as futile. However, Sibyl could display open-mindedness to a certain extent, showing interest when Coulson explained that she was wrong about some aspects of humans and himself about death.
Being a Chronicom, Sibyl barely displays any form of emotion, although she seemed quite surprised when she figured out that Coulson would sacrifice himself to destroy the Chronicom time-ship. As such, she had no remorse manipulating others, such as Russell Feldman, keeping him alive as long as he served a purpose before ruthlessly eliminating him once he became a liability to her. Her Sibyl-Bots were sent into the Lighthouse on a "seek-and-destroy" mode, leading to the brutal deaths of Cricket and Tawni, as she was relentless in her pursuit of the time stream which would enable her to complete her task. She could also display annoyance to a certain degree, such as when she realized that Nathaniel Malick's actions went against the actions she had planned.
Powers and Abilities
- Chronicom Physiology: As a Chronicom, Sibyl is a synthetic being and possesses powers above those of an average human.
- Enhanced Intelligence: Sibyl is programmed with advanced intelligence beyond that of an average human, to the extent that she can predict the result of various changes in the timeline, and inform the Chronicom Hunters of what to do in order to gain the desired result, and how to avoid undesired results.
- Longevity: Sibyl is immune to aging and disease and can extend its life for over thousands of years.
- Precognition: Using the Time Stream, Sibyl is able to predict the future and various different versions of it. She used this ability to guide Luke and the Hunters in their mission to take down S.H.I.E.L.D. in the past.
- Computer Interaction: As a Chronicom and a Predictor, Sibyl was able to interact with various computers, hardware and software. She can also interact with her fellow Hunters, as she is able to make them follow her will with a single thought by using her programming to override theirs.
- Optic Blasts: When Sibyl was using a robotic body, she was capable to shoot a red energy blast from her eyes.
- "I've calculated every possible outcome."
- Predictor: As a Predictor, Sibyl is able to use her advanced intelligence to predict how changes in the timeline will affect history, and inform the Chronicom Hunters of how to affect desired to changes and avoid undesired ones.
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- Lighthouse: To be added
|Appearances for Sibyl|
In chronological order:
- Sibyl is the first Chronicom to appear who is not named after a Biblical figure. Instead, Sibyls were Ancient Greek oracles.
Behind the Scenes
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 7.07: The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and the D
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 7.11: Brand New Day
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 7.03: Alien Commies from the Future!
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 7.05: A Trout in the Milk
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 7.06: Adapt or Die
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 7.08: After, Before
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 7.10: Stolen