T. Vanchat is a notorious international criminal that has often come to the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D..
Capturing Akela Amador
- "Akela Amador was a S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent. Seven years ago, she led a raid on one of Vanchat's gulags. Everyone believed that she and the two other agents on the mission were killed. I had my doubts. So I sent in a second team, just in case. They found a lot of carnage but couldn't confirm that any of it was Amador; left the possibility open."
- ―Phil Coulson
In 2006, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Akela Amador led a raid on one of Vanchat's gulags in which most of her team was killed and Amador was captured where he would later sell her to HYDRA's Centipede Project.
Following the Battle of New York, Vanchat specialized himself in obtaining samples of Chitauri technology and metals, selling them in the black market. Therefore, Grant Ward was tasked with obtaining a Chitauri Neural Link that had come into Vanchat's possession and was stored in a flat in Paris.
Apprehended by S.H.I.E.L.D.
Vanchat was interrogated in the interrogation room of the Bus but unwilling to provide any information until Ward threatened to open the airlock. After giving S.H.I.E.L.D. everything they needed, Vanchat was taken to the Fridge for holding. However, Vanchat managed to escape, when John Garrett and Grant Ward raided the Fridge and released all the prisoners there.
- Springfield XD: Vanchat used this gun during his attempt to escape from S.H.I.E.L.D., shooting at Melinda May while she pursued him and to the D.W.A.R.F.s that were blocking his path. May took the weapon from him as he was captured at the rooftop of the building, where a full Strike Team led by Victoria Hand was waiting for him.
- Emily Deville - Client
- John Garrett - Liberator
- Grant Ward - Former Interrogator and Enemy turned Liberator