Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country located in Central Europe.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Birth of Arnim Zola
- 1.2 Engineering Conference
- 1.3 Escape of Abraham Erskine
- 1.4 World War II
- 1.5 Science Conference
- 1.6 Lloyd Rathman's Accounts
- 1.7 S.H.I.E.L.D. Trauma Zentrum
- 1.8 Elektra's Ski Trip
- 1.9 Pop's Barber Shop
- 1.10 Gold-Leaf Truffles
- 1.11 Flag-Smasher Robbery
- 2 Appearances
- 3 References
- 4 External Links
Birth of Arnim Zola
An international Engineering Conference was held in Geneva on May 5, 1934. Howard Stark and Abraham Erskine met during the Conference, and would not meet again until Stark took part in a mission to rescue Erskine in Germany as a member of the Strategic Scientific Reserve.
Escape of Abraham Erskine
The 14th of September, 1935, Doctor Abraham Erskine, his wife Greta, and their sons Klaus and Marlene, boarded a train heading to Geneva in hopes of avoiding a group of anti-semitic laws known as Nuremberg Laws that Adolf Hitler would approve the following day in Nuremberg.
They could not arrive, as Johann Schmidt intercepted the train at the German/Swiss border, as he wanted to coerce Erskine into turning his research to them. Erskine ended up as prisoner in Castle Kaufmann, while his family was sent to a concentration camp in Dachau.
World War II
In 1943, Steve Rogers, hearing about the events in Azzano and the imprisonment of the soldiers that battled HYDRA, decided to rescue the prisoners alone. Agent Peggy Carter of the Strategic Scientific Reserve supported his decision and offered to fly him from Italy to Austria in a plane piloted by Howard Stark.
On December 31, 1999, Tony Stark was invited to Bern in order to give a lecture on integrated circuits as the head speaker at the Bern 2000. Stark was able to give his lecture despite being heavily drunk, later defined as being both edifying and unintelligible, depending on the asked person. Having finished the lectures, Stark returned to the ensuing party where he flirted with Maya Hansen while his bodyguard, Happy Hogan, tried to keep people from approaching Stark. Ho Yinsen and the Bern 2000's guest in Bern, Doctor Wu, briefly greeted Stark before leaving, and were both mocked due to his drunken state.
Stark and Hansen were approached by Aldrich Killian, founder of a privately-funded think tank called Advanced Idea Mechanics, or A.I.M., and great admirer of their work. Killian snuck into their elevator while pitching A.I.M., offering to recruit both Hansen and particularly Stark. To get away from Killian, Stark lied to him and told Killian to wait on the roof of the building for them to talk. As celebrations for the New Year started, Killian realizing Stark had left him on the roof alone, and considered suicide. However, believing that no one knew he was even there made Killian realize that anonymity was the rule he would follow to achieve his goals.
Meanwhile, Stark reviewed Hansen's Extremis project in her hotel room, with Hogan accidentally triggering one of Hansen's test plant's Extremis-induced regeneration by breaking one of its branches. Stark and Hansen entered her bedroom and continued discussing her research while flirting with each other. At that moment, the guests gathered in the building started shouting to celebrate the New Year that arrived.
The morning after their one-night-stand, Stark immediately left Hansen behind in Switzerland without saying goodbye, just leaving her a note while she was working.
Lloyd Rathman's Accounts
Lloyd Rathman, Senior Partner and director of wealth management for Kester, Dyer and Rathman LLP, settled a private corporate bank account in the International Bank of Geneva.
Skye was taken to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Trauma Zentrum in Zürich inside a Hyperbaric Chamber, arriving two hours after she was shot twice in the stomach at close range by Ian Quinn. Jemma Simmons informed Doctor Jazuat of Skye's status and what was done to stabilize her. Jazuat and her team began to operate on Skye immediately to attempt to save her life.
The rest of his his team blamed themselves on Skye's status, as Leo Fitz thought she should not have let her try to apprehend Quinn by herself, and Grant Ward saying that his responsibility as Skye's Supervising Officer was to protect her. However, Melinda May dismissed their thoughts, saying that the only one to blame was Quinn, the man who shot her.
Doctor Jazuat let Coulson and the rest of his team know that despite the best efforts of the surgeons who operated on her, the shots caused a great damage to Skye's internal organs, and she was being kept on life support. Jazuat told Coulson he should decided how long was she going to be kept in that situation, and advised him to call her family and made them travel to Switzerland as soon as possible. As Coulson and the team were Skye's only family, Jazuat told them she was very sorry for the whole situation.
May could not hold back and returned to the Bus to beat Ian Quinn for almost killing Skye, but Coulson decided to travel to Bethesda in order to put Skye through the same procedures used to resurrect him, transporting Skye into the Bus inside a Medical Pod.
Elektra's Ski Trip
At a private airplane hanger in New York City, Elektra ordered a drink at the bar where she was met by Jacques Duchamps who flirted with her. During their conversation Duchamps, based on the winter jacket Elektra is wearing, guessed that Elektra was going to Courchevel to ski. Elektra corrected him, stating that it is to early for Courchevel and that she prefers Saint Moritz. When she gave him a false name, he lets her know that he knows who she really is. She correctly guessed that he has been sent to kill her.
Within Harlem, New York City, Pop's Barber Shop was known as Switzerland, a neutral place where everyone could come. These rules were broken when Turk Barrett ratted out Chico Diaz, causing Tone to shoot up the barber shop.
Jeri Hogarth had a box of gold-leaf truffles from Switzerland in her apartment. Inez Green found this box and ate some of the truffles while Hogarth was away to buy some items for her. Upon Hogarth her return she noticed that Green had found them, after which Green stated that they tasted like rusty nails.
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- Iron Man 3 (flashbacks)
- Captain America: Civil War Prelude (flashbacks)
- The Incredible Hulk (mentioned)
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (mentioned)
- Luke Cage
- Captain America: Civil War (mentioned)
- Jessica Jones
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- Captain America: The First Avenger
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- Captain America: First Vengeance
- Peggy Carter and the map of HYDRA bases in Germany, Switzerland and Italy
- Iron Man 3
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.11: The Magical Place
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.14: T.A.H.I.T.I.
- Daredevil: 2.10: The Man in the Box
- Luke Cage: 1.02: Code of the Streets
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