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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly referred to as the United Kingdom, is a country located off the north-western coast of continental Europe.

History

Construction of Stonehenge

The megalithic monument of Stonehenge was built near the future emplacement of the town of Amesbury, as one of the many landmarks to mark the coordinates of the focal point of the first Convergence that occurred 5000 years ago.[1]

Place of Power

Sorcerer Agamotto erected a sanctuary in a place of power where London would later arise, in order to create a mystical shield around the globe. He then left the sanctuary in the custody of his disciples.[2]

HYDRA Society

A group of HYDRA members at Gloucestershire assembled in a castle to have a lottery. He who grabbed the white stone from the bag was to enter the room housing the Monolith. Lord Manzini grabbed the white stone and was sent into the room with a few weapons and some equipment. The portal opened and swallowed Manzini who was never seen again. A few years later, a ball was held in the castle. One of the visitors was the Asgardian Elliot Randolph.[3]

Birth of James Montgomery Falsworth

James Montgomery Falsworth was born in Birmingham. He later went on to join Captain America as one of the Howling Commandos. During his time imprisoned in the Austrian HYDRA Weapons Facility, Falsworth was jailed in the same cell as other prisoners from different countries, such as Bucky Barnes, Dum Dum Dugan, Gabe Jones, and Jacques Dernier, as Colonel Lohmer hoped that by splitting the prisoners by nationalities, they would be too busy with their own disputes to turn against their jailers. Falsworth mentioned Birmingham as his birthplace when introducing himself to his cellmates.[4]

World War II

Code Breaking Skills

Peggy Carter spent time at Bletchley Park during World War II, learning skills as a code breaker that would serve her during her career. While there, she studied, among other things, one of the code systems that the Soviet Union used for their messages, such as the one-time pad system, learning that the system was not of use if the original language of the message was not taken into account.[5]

Edwin Jarvis' Arrest

Edwin Jarvis was arrested in London, and dishonorably discharged from the British Army, under a charge of treason. Jarvis had forged the signature of the general he was serving under, signing letters of transit in order to ensure the safety of Ana. Howard Stark, whom Jarvis met and befriended during Stark's business with the general, used his influence to save Ana and dismiss Jarvis' charge of treason.[6]

HYDRA Desertion

In 1943, Johann Schmidt and his HYDRA division went rogue, separating themselves from the Nazi regime. According to one of HYDRA's maps, the United Kingdom was among the European cities planned to be invaded following the destruction of the United States.[7]

Canceled Shows

Steve Rogers was scheduled to perform one of the Captain America's USO Shows in Bristol and Manchester. However, he joined the Strategic Scientific Reserve as a soldier to battle in World War II following his successful rescue of prisoners of war in Austria, and the scheduled shows had to be canceled.[7]

Dismantling HYDRA

Peggy Carter and Steve Rogers

The Strategic Scientific Reserve was moved to London during World War II, in an effort to dismantle HYDRA. Steve Rogers, able to witness a map showing the location of HYDRA facilities, shared this information with the SSR. Colonel Chester Phillips devised a plan, ordering Peggy Carter to contact MI6 in order to locate the HYDRA Headquarters, while the SSR would destroy the known facilities with a battalion led by Rogers.

Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, and Peggy Carter

Rogers went to the Whip & Fiddle pub in order to convince some of the prisoners he liberated in Austria, and enlisted the help of Dum Dum Dugan, Gabe Jones, Jim Morita, James Montgomery Falsworth and Jacques Dernier. Bucky Barnes also agreed to help not Captain America, but his friend Steve Rogers from Brooklyn. Peggy Carter entered the pub wearing a red dress, to inform Rogers that Howard Stark wanted him to test new equipment. Carter started flirting with Rogers, inviting him to a dancing date in a veiled way.

Steve Rogers is kissed by Lorraine

The following day, Rogers went to his appointment in London with Stark to test the equipment, being seduced by Private Lorraine while waiting. Lorraine managed to kiss Rogers, being witnessed by Carter. Carter, jealous after watching the kiss, was retaliated by Rogers, thinking that Stark's invitation to a Fondue in Lucerne was an intimate proposal. Carter simply told Rogers that he still had no idea about how to talk to women.

Steve Rogers and Howard Stark

Rogers went to meet Stark, who showed his advances in fibers for the uniform and improvements for the shield. Rogers discovered a prototype made of Vibranium, a very unusual metal able to completely absorb vibrations. Carter, still upset, tested the shield shooting at Rogers with a handgun, with the shield completely absorbing the shots. Astonished by her reaction, Rogers handed Stark a few ideas for his uniform.[7]

The Howling Commandos

Chester Phillips and Peggy Carter

After the Howling Commandos had left for their mission, Colonel Chester Phillips and Agent Peggy Carter watched a film sent to show the progress of the mission, where Rogers was seen carrying a photograph of Carter in his compass. Despite her coldness during Roger's departure, Carter realized how much Rogers cared for her.[7]

Blueprints Theft

Captain America pursued a group of HYDRA undercover agents through the streets of London, who had stolen a series of blueprints belonging to the Strategic Scientific Reserve. Rogers successfully evaded their shots during the pursuit, and rendered their car useless, forcing them to continue on foot. The HYDRA agents tried to use the underground to escape, but they entered one of the stations being used as an air raid shelter that had no exit. The agents took the refugees as hostages, with their leader holding a boy at gunpoint. Captain America entered the station and, instead of attacking the agent, he told him that even although he managed to escape, all the men that fight for the ideal that all people deserve to be free would be hunting him until they managed to capture him. Rogers' speech inspired all the refugees in the station, that attacked and managed to subdue the HYDRA agents. Once they were defeated, the boy that was taken as a hostage returned the stolen briefcase to Captain America.[8]

Capture of Arnim Zola

Chester Phillips interrogates Arnim Zola

Arnim Zola was taken to London as a prisoner, kept in a prison where colonel Chester Phillips tried to interrogate him, as he was the only HYDRA agent that didn't swallowed a Cyanide Pill to commit suicide. Phillips deduced that Zola wanted to live, and informed Zola that they used him as a bait, sending a fake message about an agreement made by Zola to be expatriated to Switzerland in exchange for information. Zola replied that he did not reveal any information, but Phillips knew that Johann Schmidt would not believe that, as Zola had much information about him and HYDRA.

Steve Rogers mourning the loss of his friend

Steve Rogers, saddened by the loss of his friend, went to the ruins of the Whip & Fiddle pub, destroyed after the bombings over London. Peggy Carter found Rogers there, unsuccessfully trying to get drunk, as the Super Soldier Serum provoked his cells to regenerate fast enough to avoid the effects of alcohol. Carter told Rogers that the loss of his friend was not his fault.[7]

Victory Day

Citizens of London celebrate

In 1945, London celebrated the Victory in Europe Day and the end of World War II. The Howling Commandos reunited to commemorate the sacrifice of Captain America, that saved countless lives. The Strategic Scientific Reserve dismantled its underground facility in London, and Colonel Chester Phillips handed Peggy Carter the dossier about Steve Rogers, knowing she would want to keep it as a memento.[7]

Chase of Howard Stark

Agent Daniel Sousa of the Strategic Scientific Reserve investigated the location of Howard Stark, branded as a fugitive from justice as some of his inventions ended up being sold in the black market or in the hands of enemies of the United States. Sousa informed Chief Roger Dooley that one of the leads in the investigation situated Stark, that would situate him in London.[9]

Birth of Jemma Simmons

England was the birthplace of Jemma Simmons, who grew up to become a S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist. Her parents continued to live in England, calling their daughter so that she could explain to them the events surrounding the attack of the Dark Elves upon London.[10]

Birth of Leo Fitz

Scotland was the birthplace of Leo Fitz, born on December 29, 1987, and growing up alone with his mother.[11]

Sunil Bakshi's Youth

Sunil Bakshi spent his youth growing up in the streets of London, more specifically in the Southall district, where he worked hard to refine his accent but was not able to fully dominate it. Bakshi ended up being a small criminal and was sent to the military to straighten him. His military career was not long-lived, as his superiors felt there was something wrong with Bakshi, so he was expelled and ended up being a private intelligence contractor.[12]

The Convergence

Erik Selvig's Theories

Erik Selvig having a mental breakdown

In 2013, Erik Selvig investigated the effects of the upcoming Convergence at Stonehenge while suffering a state of mental instability due to being mind-controlled by Loki during his invasion. Selvig got naked and insulted the tourists at Stonehenge while intimidating with a device that looked like a shovel, and was subsequently arrested for public scandal, being transferred to Amesbury to wait for a psychological evaluation.[1]

Jane Foster's Date

Jane Foster on her date

Jane Foster moved to London to her mother's house, feeling depressed and grieving for Thor, and in order to study a series of lectures Erik Selvig managed to discover in the area. Trying to move on with her life, Foster had a date with a man named Richard Madison, where she showed to be uncomfortable as she spent fifteen minutes hidden behind a menu. Madison guessed Foster had a story with another man, and Foster confessed that the man departed. Madison tried to empathize with her, as he lived what he thought was a similar situation.

Darcy Lewis at the restaurant

Darcy Lewis, Foster's assistant, appeared at the restaurant, and though Madison first thought she was a waitress, Foster quickly introduced her. Lewis revealed that the Phase Meter in their laboratory started reading some strange signals that coincided with one of Selvig's theories during his state of mental instability. Foster dismissed Lewis and tried to continue with her date, but Madison realized she wanted to go with Lewis, and prompted her to do it. Foster exited the restaurant and got in Lewis' car to check the readings.[1]

Gravitational Anomaly

Darcy Lewis, Jane Foster, and Ian Boothby

Jane Foster, Darcy Lewis, and Lewis' intern, Ian Boothby, went to check the source of the readings that Lewis detected. They arrived at a warehouse and started searching the place for the source of the readings. Inside the warehouse, they found three children, John, Navid and Maddie, who first asked if they were policemen, and then showed them the place they had just discovered after Foster identified herself as a scientist. Inside the warehouse, the laws of physics had been altered, allowing the children to lift a large track with one hand, or creating a concealed dimensional portal at the bottom of a set of stairs.

Jane Foster finds a dimensional portal

Foster went alone to investigate the readings and came across a another portal that swallowed and transported her to the place where the Aether was hidden. Foster woke up at the warehouse, and came across the policemen, as Lewis called them due to Foster being absent for five hours.

Thor reunites with Jane Foster

Foster and Lewis noticed that, though it was raining, the water didn't fall at the point where Foster was standing, as if an invisible barrier was surrounding her. At that moment, Foster saw Thor gazing at her, as he had been transported back to Earth. Thor was about to confess her love for Foster and kiss her when Lewis interrupted them, informing Foster that the police were going to arrest them for entering a private property without permission. However, as a police officer tried to arrest Foster, the Aether inside her erupted creating a shockwave to defend itself. Thor, worried for Foster's condition, stopped the policemen from approaching her, and departed London with her.[1]

Convergence Lecture

Erik Selvig at a mental institution

Erik Selvig was taken to a mental institution following his arrest at Stonehenge, where he tried to explain the Convergence to his fellow patients as if it was a lecture at a university. Selvig explained that the universe rotated in a cycle every 5000 years, and every cycle the Nine Realms got aligned. During the Convergence, the nine realms are connected, and gravity, light, and matter can pass from one world to another. He theorized that the results could be devastating, so he designed a set of Gravimetric Spikes to stabilize the focal point of the Convergence and pass by its effects. However, his fellow patients didn't even pay attention and one of them was only worried about retrieving his shoe.[1]

Check Out of Erik Selvig

Erik Selvig, Darcy Lewis, and Ian Boothby

Darcy Lewis was worried as neither Jane Foster nor Erik Selvig returned her calls, and she was unable to contact S.H.I.E.L.D. to inform them about the discovery of the gravitational anomaly and Thor's arrival at London, while Ian Boothby saw the news report about Selvig's arrest at Stonehenge. The following morning, Lewis and Boothby went to the mental institution where Selvig had been admitted to check him out. At first, Selvig did not recognize her but was glad to see her upon recognizing her. Boothby introduced himself to Selvig, while Selvig looked to be absent. Selvig told him that the reason he was in that state is that he had a god inside his brain before swallowing the medication he had been assigned. As the Gravimetric Spikes started reading the gravitational effects of the Convergence, Selvig realized that the effects began before what he had calculated, and they witnessed as a group of birds crossed through Wormholes above the sky and on the ground of London. Selvig was relieved to see that he was not crazy, and threw his medication to a trash can, and asked to go to Foster's laboratory.[1]

Return to Earth

Jane Foster at her apartment

Thor and Jane Foster returned to her apartment, where they reunited with Erik Selvig, Darcy Lewis, and Ian Boothby. Foster and Selvig discussed Malekith's intentions to use the Aether as a weapon, using Earth as the point to launch his attack over the Nine Realms, exponentially increasing the power of the Aether. In order to calculate this point, Selvig revealed that Mayan, Egyptian, and Chinese structures of antiquity were built using the gravitational effects of the Convergence, and Stonehenge and other similar landmarks in England marked the coordinates of the focal point of the Convergence at Greenwich.[1]

Greenwich

Battle of Greenwich

Thor arrives in Greenwich

Jane Foster, Erik Selvig, Darcy Lewis, and Ian Boothby were tasked with placing Selvig's Gravimetric Spikes around the focal point of the Convergence. However, Malekith and the Dark Elves arrived in their Ark before the Spikes could be placed, provoking chaos and panic on the streets. However, Thor arrived in Greenwich ready to stop Malekith. Malekith attacked Thor using the Aether, who was able to resist the impacts and realized that the time for preparing the attacks using the Aether was proportional to the strength of the attacks, so Thor taunted Malekith to launch a strong attack, seizing the opportunity to attack Malekith using Mjølnir.

Portals to the Nine Realms above Greenwich

The sky showed multiple dimensional portals that were opened to the rest of the Nine Realms, and Foster planned to use the Gravimetric Spikes to control the portals and distract Malekith and the Dark Elves until the maximum effects of the Convergence wore off. Foster started controlling the portals, transporting many Dark Elves out of range but, accidentally, transported Lewis and Boothby too.

Jane Foster and Erik Selvig

The students at Greenwich witnessed the battle between Thor and Malekith, without paying attention to Foster's advice to evacuate the area, as they were more worried to see Thor in action, until one of the blows exchanged between Thor and Malekith caused a shockwave that broke the crystals of the windows they were looking through. When Foster and Selvig made it out of the building, they looked up and witnessed the battle, as well as two Royal Air Force jets trying to attack the Ark, although the launched missiles and jets drawn in by a portal.

Frost Beast in London

Lewis and Boothby tried to escape from a group of Dark Elves that tried to kill them and were saved by a Frost Beast that was transported to London through a portal. Boothby managed to lift a car that was floating thanks to the gravitational effects of the Convergence and used it to crush another group of Dark Elves. Selvig and Foster used the Gravimetric Spikes to escape numerous Dark Elves, transporting them to another place, which made Lewis and Boothby appear in front of them while they were kissing. Thor reappeared at a subway station and took the train to arrive in Greenwich again.

Malekith unleashes the Aether's power

Malekith looked at the portals that were now fully opened above Greenwich and started to summon the full potential of the Aether in order to launch his attack over the Nine Realms during the climax of the Convergence. Thor took Selvig's Gravimetric Spikes and placed them inside the area now covered by the Aether. Malekith announced that darkness was returning, and asked Thor if he was there to witness the end of his universe, but Thor responded that he was there to accept his surrender, and started attacking Malekith with the Gravimetric Spikes that, after being activated, mutilated Malekith sending his arms through a portal. Thor stroke a final blow with Mjølnir that launched Malekith against his Ark, and Foster activated the Spikes to send his body to a portal. The hole caused on the ship by the last portal activated by Foster made the ship to fall, but as it was about to crash an unconscious Thor and Foster, who stayed by his side, Selvig activated another Spike to transport the Ark to a portal, crushing Malekith instead. The jets that were transported to a portal managed to return to Earth moments before the portals were closed and the effects of the Convergence started to vanish.[1]

Cleanup

S.H.I.E.L.D. teams were called to cleanup the debris of the Battle of Greenwich, including Phil Coulson and his team, classifying the debris on site to retrieve any piece of Dark Elf technology, such as parts of the Ark. Leo Fitz was tired of checking alien spectrographic signatures one piece at a time, but Grant Ward called it a necessary precaution to avoid alien material falling in the wrong hands. Meanwhile, Jemma Simmons received another call from her parents wanting an explanation about what happened at Greenwich, but she refused to answer them, as she hadn't talked to them since she was infected by the Chitauri Virus. Fitz found another piece of the ship, but Ward quickly took it out of his hands and stored it in a briefcase to be contained. Skye asked Coulson about the nature of Asgardians as aliens from another planet, and how they were worshipped as the Gods of Norse mythology when they arrived on Earth thousands of years before. On the other hand, Coulson was more concerned about the cleanup they had to make every time Thor visited Earth. Skye would have wanted to take a look inside the Ark, and even talked to Melinda May about the idea of piloting it. Coulson noticed that every time an alien item was in human hands something bad happened, and Skye noted how she would place Thor in her hands, with May agreeing with Skye.[10]

Aftermath of the Battle of Greenwich

Jane Foster and Thor

Two days later, Jane Foster, Erik Selvig, Darcy Lewis, and Ian Boothby met at Foster's apartment. Shortly, Thor returned to London and Foster ran out of her apartment to embrace him.[1]

Frost Beast roaming free

At the warehouse where Foster discovered the effects of the Convergence, the Frost Beast that was transported to London roamed freely amok chasing birds.[13]

Clairvoyant Candidates

Grant Ward and Antoine Triplett traveled to Milton Keynes in England, as one of the random teams chosen to investigate the candidates rejected from the Index as possible identities for the Clairvoyant. Upon arriving, Triplett let Ward know what John Garrett told him about his family, comparing them to the Kennedy family; although as Ward answered that he doubted Garrett said that, Triplett admitted he did his own research, as he found hard to follow Ward's footsteps. Ward asked the point of the conversation, and Triplett said he only wanted to keep things light. However, Ward took the mission as serious matter, as the Clairvoyant almost killed Skye. Triplett replied that he actually killed his partner, Dan Monroe, and he had to tell Monroe's 6-year-old son about his father's death. For this, Triplett warned Ward that if they find the Clairvoyant, it was better that Ward stayed out of his way. Ward replied that they were sent to capture the Clairvoyant, not to kill him, but Triplett asked to him to think what would happen if Skye had died. The two agents received the file with the candidate's identity, Elijah Fordham, that was serving 18 life sentences for a killing spree during the 1990s. Ward and Triplett entered the Milton Keynes Prison, and found that there were no guards inside. As Victoria Hand informed the rest of the teams that Felix Blake was attacked by Deathlok, Ward and Triplett quickly abandoned the prison to avoid a possible ambush.[14]

Recruitment of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents

During his first months as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Phil Coulson focused on recruitment of new agents, meeting former agents of the agency that could possibly be considered loyal to S.H.I.E.L.D. Coulson traveled to London in order to meet some of these agents, gaining a crew of loyal agents before returning to the Playground, having to focus on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s efforts to retrieve the Obelisk before HYDRA could obtain it.[15]

Hiding from the Hand

Worried that there fight upcoming fight with the Hand would not be the end, but just the beginning of a bigger conflict Elektra and Matt Murdock talked about leaving New York City and hiding under a different identity. One of the possible locations suggested by Murdock was London, England.[16]

Returning to London

Thor asks for Erik Selvig's help

In 2015, Thor received a vision from Wanda Maximoff and wanted to see it again. He flew to the University of London and asked Erik Selvig for help in getting to the Water of Sights.[17]

Bringing Simmons Back

Jemma Simmons was swallowed by the Monolith. Leo Fitz discovered she had been transported to an another planet. He, Phil Coulson and Bobbi Morse ask for the the help of Elliot Randolph to understand the Monolith. He brought them to the HYDRA Castle where they put the Monolith inside a hole. Daisy Johnson used her powers to open the portal and Fitz jumped through it to save Simmons. The portal exploded, but Fitz returned safely with Simmons.[3]

Attack on the HYDRA Castle

HYDRA took control on the HYDRA Castle and prepared to open the Monolith to Maveth and bring from there the Inhuman Hive. Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons were kidnapped by Giyera and were brought to the castle. Gideon Malick asked them to help them, but after the two refused, the were separated and Giyera tortured Simmons to get from her the information they needed. Fitz could hear the screams of Simmons, so he volunteered to assist the HYDRA delegation to Maveth. As Grant Ward prepared for Phil Coulson, who had informed him that he come for him to kill him, Malick convinced him to lead the delegation in Maveth and accomplish the goal of HYDRA. Ward agreed and he, Fitz and the team jumped through the portal to Maveth. However, a Quinjet flew above the castle, so HYDRA tried to shoot them out of the sky. As Malick ordered to close the portal, he saw Coulson jumping from the Quinjet directly to the portal.[18] HYDRA brought dozen Inhumans inside Suspension Gel, so they would serve the leader as his army. Meanwhile, S.H.I.E.L.D. infiltrated the castle, freed Simmons and barricaded themselves inside the portal chamber. Malick also discovered that Lash had escaped from the Containment Module and killed all the Inhumans. He ordered his soldiers to break in the chamber. They tried to do so, but the doors were reinforced. After Coulson and Fitz returned to Earth, Alphonso Mackenzie ordered to Melinda May to destroy the castle. However, Hive manged to go through it and encounter Malick on the road.[19]

HYDRA Implantation

HYDRA had a research facility located in Herefordshire, where Daniel Whitehall and Wolfgang von Strucker oversaw the advancement of the Project Destroyer of Worlds.[20] The facility was left abandoned in the aftermath of the Destruction of HYDRA.[21]

Steel Serpent's Sales

Belfast and Beaconsfield were the hometowns of some of the Hand's clients that bought their Steel Serpent using the Rand Enterprises' resources.[22]

Sokovia Accords

In 2016, the United Kingdom, along with 116 other countries, subscribed the Sokovia Accords for the registration of superpowered individuals.

Peggy Carter's Funeral

Steve Rogers attending Peggy Carter's funeral

The elder Peggy Carter had gone back to her home country and died in her sleep. Her funeral took place in London at Saint Luke's Cathedral. Steve Rogers was a pallbearer, and a eulogy was delivered by Sharon Carter, Carter's niece. Sam Wilson was also present and sat with Rogers. Afterwards, Natasha Romanoff arrived and comforted Rogers, before asking him to sign the Accords, but he refused.[23]

Robbery of the Museum of Great Britain

Erik Killmonger and Ulysses Klaue

Months later, Erik Killmonger and Ulysses Klaue teamed up to steal a Vibranium weapon from the Museum of Great Britain. After killing the security guards, Killmonger and Klaue escaped the area with the weapon.[24]

War Dogs

After Erik Killmonger took over Wakanda, he immediately informed the War Dogs around the world that their new mission would be to overthrow the governments of the world and establish a Wakandan Empire. The War Dogs in London agreed to this mission, but Killmonger died before the mission could be carried out.[24]

Secret Life

Wanda Maximoff and Vision

Sometime in 2016, Vision and Wanda Maximoff began a secret relationship in Edinburgh.[25]

London Sanctum Falls

London Sanctum attacked by Zealots

In early 2017, the London Sanctum in London was attacked by Kaecilius and the Zealots. They killed Sol Rama, the Sanctum's protector, and proceeded to destroy the Sanctum.[26]

Blackout

During a worldwide attack organized by the Watchdogs, London was one of the several cities hit by a general blackout, caused by a series of EMP devices placed by the terrorist organization.[27]

Infiltration into the HYDRA Herefordshire Facility

"I'm sorry you never got that honeymoon you dreamed of."
"Nonsense, I'm protecting England from evil robots with the man I love."
Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons[src]

Having identified the HYDRA Herefordshire Facility as a possible location for a HYDRA weapon Hale was looking for, a S.H.I.E.L.D. team comprised of Jemma Simmons, Leo Fitz and Yo-Yo Rodriguez flied a Quinjet to Herefordshire in order to infiltrate the facility. The S.H.I.E.L.D. team managed to break into the facility, where they discovered that it was overrun by Sleeper Mechs led by Anton Ivanov. Nevertheless, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents managed to sneak into the facility and found the Particle Infusion Chamber, but they were soon confronted by the androids. Although Fitz and Simmons managed to hold their own against the Sleeper Mechs and Rodriguez successfully killed Ivanov, Fitz and Simmons were confronted by Ruby Hale and Werner von Strucker, who had journeyed to Herefordshire as well. While Fitz and Simmons were forced to repair the Particle Infusion Chamber they had damaged and watched as Ruby painfully underwent the Gravitonium infusion process, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Quake and Melinda May arrived in Herefordshire, accompanied by Hale. Although they attempted to calm Ruby down after her infusion, Ruby was eventually murdered by Rodriguez. Upon Ruby's death, her body unleashed a powerful blast which knocked everyone out. When they regained consciousness, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents discovered that Hale had fled and they eventually left Herefordshire as well.[21]

Attack on Vision

Wanda Maximoff and Vision

One night in 2018 in Edinburgh, as Vision and Wanda Maximoff prepared to part ways one more time and return to their respective teams, they watched a news report showing the alien attack in New York City. Seconds later, Vision was stabbed from behind by Corvus Glaive, a member of the Black Order. As Maximoff attempted to stop him, she was blasted away by Proxima Midnight, another member of the Black Order. Glaive and Midnight then attempted to forcefully remove the Mind Stone from Vision's head.

Wanda Maximoff fights Proxima Midnight

Maximoff rejoined the fight, blasting Glaive and Midnight away, and flying away with Vision. However, Glaive and Midnight caught up with them, and Vision and Glaive fought on top of a nearby church with Glaive deflecting the Mind Stone's blast which damaged the streets and burned vehicles. Maximoff dueled against Midnight and was able to blast Midnight into one of the burning vehicles. Maximoff flew up to the church and rescued Vision from Glaive. They then attempted to flee, but Midnight shot them in the sky, causing them to crash into a train station.

Natasha Romanoff, Sam Wilson, and Steve Rogers

Maximoff prepared to be Vision's last line of defense as Glaive and Midnight reappeared, but she was aided by Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, and Natasha Romanoff. Romanoff managed to wound Glaive, and knowing that she was outnumbered, Midnight grabbed Glaive and beamed them back into their Q-Ship, which swiftly left Edinburgh. Rogers, Wilson, and Romanoff helped Maximoff help Vision onto their Quinjet and left Edinburgh also.[28]

Quentin Beck's Campaign

Battle of London

"Nick... satellites are picking up an E.M. pulse."
"I thought that was over."
"It's the biggest one yet."
"Where?"
"London."
―"Maria Hill" and "Nick Fury"[src]

Mysterio's illusion attacks the Tower Bridge

In mid 2024, Quentin Beck arrived in London and used his B.A.R.F. technology to produce the Elemental Fusion illusion to attack the Midtown students; Michelle Jones, Ned Leeds, and Betty Brant. As the Midtown group were on a shuttle to the airport, the shuttle driver, Gutes Guterman, stopped on the Tower Bridge and left the vehicle. Roger Harrington led the students off the bridge to a safe spot. "Nick Fury" and "Maria Hill" stood on guard nearby.

Spider-Man destroys the drones

Peter Parker and Happy Hogan arrived on the private jet and Parker used his Upgraded Suit to glide over to the illusion. Hogan landed the jet and met with Jones, Leeds, Brant, and Flash Thompson telling them to come with him. However, one of the E.D.I.T.H. drones destroyed the jet, leading them to hide inside the vault of the Royal Crown Jewels instead.

Spider-Man defeats Mysterio

Parker destroyed the drones, shutting down the illusion, and confronted Beck. Facing another illusion, Parker used his spider sense to get past it and told Beck that it was over. One of the drones backfired and hit Beck, causing him to fall to the ground. Parker reclaimed the E.D.I.T.H. glasses and it was confirmed that Beck died. Parker then reunited with Jones, before leaving with the Midtown group to the London airport. While Hogan spoke with "Fury" and "Hill" before leaving also.[29]

Talos and Soren

Driving in London, "Fury" and "Hill" revealed themselves to be the Skrulls, Talos and Soren. As he was driving, Talos called Nick Fury and told him that he had delivered the glasses, that things had gotten out of control, that he was asked about the Avengers, and requested that Fury return.[30]

Known Leaders

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Appearances

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