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"Nash claimed he had a gift."
"Claimed?"
"According to records he couldn't affect a person's behavior. But he could, on occasion, predict it."
"But S.H.I.E.L.D. crossed him off the Index after his accident because of his supposed catatonic state."
Skye, Melinda May and Phil Coulson[src]

Thomas Nash was once a candidate for S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Index and was believed to be the Clairvoyant. He was murdered by S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Grant Ward.

Biography

Early Life

"According to Index archives, Nash has been on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s radar for about six years. Originally a bond trader in Canada doing very well for himself. Then the Canadian government recruited him to a secret Department H-type program."
"They were looking for people with psychic abilities."
"Specifically people who could control human behavior."
Skye and Melinda May[src]

Thomas Nash, a bond trader in Canada, was on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s radar for six years entering on the Index due to his alleged psychic abilities. Later he was recruited to Department H, a top-secret organization that was recruiting people who could control other people's behavior through psychic abilities. Nash stayed catatonic for four years after having a head-on collision.

HYDRA Puppet

"I'm Thomas Nash. Mr. Po gave me that other name. A bit dramatic for my taste."
―Thomas Nash's computer.[src]

While chasing leads on the identity of the Clairvoyant, Agents Melinda May and Felix Blake were sent to Tranquility Bridge assisted living home in Macon, Georgia to determine if Nash was their target. While there, Blake was critically injured by Deathlok, prompting S.H.I.E.L.D. to make Nash their prime suspect.

Clairvoyant

Nash believed to be The Clairvoyant

Following the Tag Rounds implanted on Deathlok by Blake, Agent Phil Coulson led a raiding team consisting, in part, of Agents John Garrett and Grant Ward to an abandoned race track in Pensacola, Florida. With the assistance of the Golden Retrievers guided by Agent Leo Fitz, Coulson and Garrett find Nash in a room surrounded by computers. He was killed by Agent Ward when the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were taunted to Ward's breaking point.[1]

Thomas-Nash-Dies

Nash is shot and killed by Grant Ward

As Agent Coulson argued with Agent Garrett about whether to sedate or kill Victoria Hand, if she proved to be the Clairvoyant, Thomas Nash was used as an example of an innocent killed by the Clairvoyant's manipulations. When it was discovered that John Garrett was the actual Clairvoyant and he was arrested to be transported to the Fridge, Agent Hand suggested to Agent Ward that Ward could now kill "the right man."[2]

Thomas Nash's murder was mentioned by Skye as she argued with Ward about what he did as a HYDRA double-agent. [3]

Relationships

Enemies

Behind the Scenes

  • The quote "A bit dramatic for my taste" used by Thomas Nash is an almost word-by-word quotation to one of Victoria Hand's quotes in the episode The Hub. The writers of the show referenced it to make viewers believe that Hand was the actual Clairvoyant.

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