- "How'd you get your hands on this, Vanchat?"
"It's what I do... Find alien scrap that no one else can, then offer to people who fully appreciate my efforts."
- ―Emily Deville and Vanchat
T. Vanchat is a notorious international criminal that has often come to the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D..
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 alien 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.
Vanchat was taken into custody by a S.H.I.E.L.D. team under the direction of Victoria Hand during a transaction to sell a piece of Chitauri metal to Emily Deville. S.H.I.E.L.D. needed information from Vanchat as to the whereabouts of missing Phil Coulson, who had been abducted by the Centipede Project. Vanchat was, among other things, a dealer in alien metals, and the Centipede Group utilized his services in obtaining the Chitauri metal used in constructing their Centipede Devices.
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