The War Against the Chronicoms was a conflict between S.H.I.E.L.D. and the surviving members of the Chronicom race led by Atarah, who intended to force S.H.I.E.L.D. into revealing the secrets of Time Travel so they could save their home after it was destroyed by Izel and the Shrike.
After a mutiny led by Malachi, who killed Atarah, the Chronicoms objective turned from restoring their home to establishing Earth as Chronyca-3. To accomplish this task, the Chronicoms sent Hunters, led by Sibyl and Luke throughout time to erase S.H.I.E.L.D. from existence by altering the timeline in key points to ensure it never exists in the future. Their plan took a turn when Phil Coulson destroyed the Chronicom Time Ship and all the Hunters inside, forcing Sibyl to rely on the aide of Nathaniel Malick to carry out her will using the Time Stream.
Using the Time Stream, Malick was able to recruit individuals who, like him, were also supposed to die, such as Kora and John Garrett, and worked with Sibyl to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D.. Though they succeeded in decimating the forces of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the alternate 1983, the team were able to transport the Chronicoms back to the original timeline using the Quantum Realm, at the cost of Deke Shaw staying behind. Back in their own timeline, S.H.I.E.L.D. was able to defeat Malick and Sibyl, with the assistance of Kora, and reprogram the Hunters at the Lighthouse into being more empathetic to abandon their goals of global domination.
- 1 Background
- 2 War
- 2.1 Saving Their Home
- 2.2 Establishing Chronyca-3
- 2.2.1 Assassination of Atarah
- 2.2.2 Ambush at the Lighthouse
- 2.2.3 Attack on Freddy Malick
- 2.2.4 Ambush at Hell's Harbor
- 2.2.5 Kidnapping of Gerald Sharpe
- 2.2.6 Infiltration into Area 51
- 2.2.7 Kidnapping of Deke Shaw
- 2.2.8 Rescue of Daniel Sousa
- 2.2.9 Escape from The Krazy Kanoe
- 2.2.10 Assassination of Wilfred Malick
- 2.2.11 Destruction of Project Insight
- 2.2.12 Kidnapping of Daisy Johnson and Daniel Sousa
- 2.2.13 Rescue of John and Lilla Mackenzie
- 2.2.14 Destruction of the Chronicom Time Ship
- 2.2.15 Attack on the Lighthouse
- 2.2.16 Attack on Afterlife
- 2.2.17 Rescue in Afterlife
- 2.2.18 Kidnapping of Jemma Simmons
- 2.2.19 Destruction of S.H.I.E.L.D. Facilities
- 2.2.20 Bombing of the Lighthouse
- 2.2.21 Destruction of the Chronicom Fleet
- 3 Aftermath
- 4 References
One day, Chronyca-2 came under siege by Izel and her parasitic race, the Shrike for her search for the Di'Allas. The planet was destroyed when she could not find them, leaving the surviving Chronicoms without a home.
Seizing Confederate Ships
Having learned about Chronyca-2's fate, the Confederacy sent a fleet of warships in order to loot whatever they could find valuable in the remnants of the planet. However, the Chronicoms, led by Atarah, offered an unexpected resistance, and the Confederacy was eventually defeated, enabling the Chronicoms to commandeer the Confederacy warships and provide shelter to those who had survived the destruction of their homeworld. Atarah then led the Chronicoms into a search for Enoch and the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, who had been involved in Time Travel to save Earth from its own destruction, as she hoped to replicate the process for Chronyca-2.
Saving Their Home
Malachi was ordered to hunt down Leo Fitz and Enoch and get them to help them with achieving time travel. He arrived at the Customs Station CI-741 of Naro-Atzia, where Fitz was scheduled to arrive. There, Malachi made himself known to the customs officer Pretorious Pryce, asking him questions about Fitz. When Quake, Jemma Simmons, Piper, and James Davis arrived instead, a fight broke out, resulting in the S.H.I.E.L.D. team capturing the Hunter.
After they interrogated Malachi, they discovered that Leo Fitz was wanted due to him tampering with the laws of the universe, since a version of Fitz had already traveled back to this Timeline and died in the Battle of Chicago. Malachi eventually freed himself, and managed to contact for backup from Zephyr One. He, along with a group of Chronicom Hunters, entered the House of Games to locate Fitz and Enoch. However, they were stopped by Quake who fought them all off. However, Malachi teleported himself to Fitz location, and took him away onboard their ship.
- "This is the end of the road. You followed me for a year across the galaxy, I never would have made it here without you. But I won't keep putting you in danger. Thank you. Now go home."
"No Simmons I- I can't leave you."
"You have to. Whatever happens, at least I'll be with Fitz."
- ―Jemma Simmons and Quake[src]
The Chronicoms soon located the Zephyr One, and surrounded them with their fleet of Confederate Destroyer Ships and boarded them. Atarah then took the S.H.I.E.L.D. team onboard their ship, where she explained to Enoch, Daisy Johnson and Jemma Simmons of their home planet's destruction.
She then told them of their desire to Time Travel in order to prevent their planet's demise with their help along with Leo Fitz. However, they refused to help, as well as not even knowing how to, but Enoch informed Atarah that if anyone could achieve time travel, it would be Fitz, given the right motivation: putting Simmons' in danger. Quake then attacked the Chronicoms, and they tried to escape. However, after freeing Piper and Davis, they were soon surrounded.
As they were about to fight, Simmons stopped the conflict and decided that he would stay behind to help Fitz. The S.H.I.E.L.D. team then left and returned to Earth as Simmons was taken by the Chronicoms. Enoch then went to Fitz' cell and informed him of what had happened, right before knocking him out and putting him. Fitz and Simmons were then put into the Cerebral Fusion Machine where they could work together to figure out how to time travel.
Fitz argued that Time Travel went against the laws of physics, but Simmons claimed it to be possible, having done it before. Atarah then told them to begin working on finding a way to achieve time travel, informing them that they had access to any tool imaginable and that their minds and memories were shared within the machine.
Meanwhile, back on the ship, Enoch expressed his concerns of the dangers that Fitz and Simmons were in. Despite him wanting to restore his home planet, he also feared for his friends, which caused Atarah to have him taken away. However, Enoch fought back, knocking out all the present Chronicoms, and rescued Fitz and Simmons. He then activated a Inter-Planetary Conveyance Disc and the three stepped on and teleported away.
Enraged by his defeat, Malachi sought to hunt down Enoch, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons, which was made easier for them due to having access to all their memories, allowing them to get ahead of them. After reviewing the memories of Fitz and Simmons, Malachi went against Atarah's plans to save Chronyca-2, but instead transform Earth into Chronyca-3. However, Atarah saw this as unnecessary, so Malachi murdered her with his Chronicom Rifle, taking command of the Chronicoms.
Following his takeover, Malachi reassigned all the Chronicom anthropologists Enoch was trying to gather to the role of Hunters so the Chronicoms would be able to follow his plan of conquest. When Enoch met up with Isaiah on Kitson, Enoch discovered this change, and that Isaiah was also now a Hunter and attacked him. However, Enoch won the fight, and chose to take Isaiah's identity, wearing his skin, and met up with the rest of the Chronicoms to infiltrate them and stop their plans.
The Chronicom Hunters all infiltrated the Lighthouse using the Inter-Planetary Conveyance Disc. They then proceeded to knockout all of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s equipment. After witnessing the apparent death of Melinda May, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons noticed that the comms suddenly went offline and they were mysteriously locked out of the system, followed by the satellites going offline too. The Hunters then bursted into the control room, opening fire on everyone, with no intention of taking prisoners. They successfully took control, although some agents were able to get away.
Going under emergency protocols, Trevor Khan's STRIKE team made their way to an unused floor, but they were discovered by the Hunters who know of it due to the knowledge they acquired from Simmons. They then lined up the agents and executed them. Fitz and Simmons soon discovered the bodies, causing them to wonder how the Hunters could have known about the protocols. When they realized they had accessed their minds, Fitz ordered Diaz to escort the remaining agents to Deke Shaw's development lab, as they only became aware of it recently. Meanwhile, the Chronicoms began retrieving multiple S.H.I.E.L.D. technology, including the Theta Brain-Wave Frequency Machine.
Knowing they had become a liability, Fitz and Simmons stayed behind and decided to use explosives to destroy all the data stored in the Lighthouse. They made their way to where the data was stored, seeing the Framework was kept there too, which made them realize the Hunters could use it to gain the knowledge of anyone who went in there, mainly Phil Coulson. They then begun to plant the explosives, soon realizing that they did not have a timer to set off the explosives. Simmons then grabbed a grenade, and both understood that they had to sacrifice themselves to prevent the Hunters from succeeding.
When a group of Hunters entered the room, Fitz and Simmons hid and prepared themselves to pull the pin, blowing up the room and the Hunters present. However, when they were spotted, causing them to pull the pin, two shots were fired, killing the Hunters. The shots were revealed to be from Enoch, who revealed he had taken Isaiah's skin, as he put the pin back in the grenade. Enoch informed them that there were more Hunters coming, which Simmons knew they would not be able to fight off. Enoch then began to propose a strategy to save their lives, for which they had to act quickly. Enoch then expressed that it would be the hardest thing that have done: changing the natural course of their lives forever, something that they were familiar with many times.
The Chronicom Hunters decided to make Earth their new home, Chronyca-3, after Chronyca-2 was destroyed. They quickly realized that S.H.I.E.L.D. would be the only threat in their plans, so they traveled across time to alter certain events to ensure S.H.I.E.L.D. never exists.
When S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Chronicom Hunters Luke, Cain, and Abel arrived in the past, the Chronicoms assumed the identities of three New York City Police Department officers, including Captain William Dole.
While investigating the officers' apparent murder, Alphonso Mackenzie and a Life-Model Decoy of Phil Coulson investigated a speakeasy run by Ernest Koenig. Koenig told Coulson and Mackenzie that New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt would be holding a campaign party that night, the two predicted that Roosevelt would be the Chronicoms' intended target since Roosevelt founded the Strategic Scientific Reserve, which would eventually become S.H.I.E.L.D. They met a bartender named Freddy Malick, who had made contact with a HYDRA operative named Viola, who wanted to give him a vial to deliver to HYDRA, which contained a key ingredient to the development of the Super Soldier Serum. Meanwhile, Cain and Abel attacked Johnson and Shaw, which resulted in Cain being brought to Zephyr One, where Jemma Simmons, Enoch, and Yo-Yo Rodriguez could interrogate him.
Preparing to defend Governor Roosevelt, Coulson, Mackenzie, Deke Shaw, and Daisy Johnson arrived at the campaign party in various covers. Roosevelt delivered a speech, and as the party continued, Coulson and Johnson became increasingly suspicious about why the Chronicoms had not yet attacked the Governor, given the many opportunities with which they had been presented. Meanwhile, Mackenzie and Shaw discussed the Governor's future, and Freddy had overheard, wondering why Roosevelt was a big deal.
Roosevelt began to leave the room, causing Coulson, Johnson, Mackenzie, and Shaw to chase after him, making sure he was safe. Meanwhile, Luke and Abel prepared to kill Malick after the handoff planned between Malick and Viola. Coulson and Johnson rushed over to Roosevelt and realized that he was not the intended target. Coulson helped the Governor into his wheelchair, and Roosevelt left. Simmons managed to learn from Cain that a boy named Freddy was the target, so Johnson, Coulson, Mackenzie, and Shaw began looking for Malick.
Viola and Freddy Malick found a private place together and briefly discussed Malick's father before Viola handed the Super Soldier Serum. Immediately after, Luke and Abel appeared, and Luke shot Viola, who fell to the ground. Malick hid, but Luke approached him with the gun, referring to Malick as the thread that had to be pulled in order to prevent S.H.I.E.L.D. from existing. Daisy Johnson managed to rescue Malick, using her powers to send Luke and Abel flying into the kitchen. The three began to fight, as Alphonso Mackenzie and Deke Shaw brought Malick to safety. A Life-Model Decoy of Phil Coulson noticed Viola bleeding out on the floor, alive. He heard Johnson fighting, and promised to return for Viola.
Coulson entered the kitchen and joined the fight, fighting Luke while Johnson fought Abel. Luke tried to use a pot to defend himself from Coulson's punch, but Coulson's robotic strength allowed him to dent the pot. Coulson soon defeated Luke and helped Johnson defeat Abel, as Johnson used a steel pipe to push Abel into the reception hall. Several police officers noticed Abel, who had been disguised as a New York City Police Department officer, and rushed to his aid. However, when they ran into the kitchen, they found that Coulson and Johnson had fled.
The Chronicom-upgraded Life-Model Decoy of Phil Coulson and Daisy Johnson brought Viola into their car and asked Jemma Simmons to meet with them and help heal Viola. They drove to Ernest Koenig's speakeasy and let Viola rest there, despite Koenig's objections. While asking Koenig why the Chronicoms would want Freddy Malick dead, Koenig casually mentioned his last name, which the agents had not previously known. Coulson and Johnson realized that if the Chronicoms successfully killed Malick, then his son, Gideon Malick, would not be born, and would therefore not play his influential part as a HYDRA agent who began HYDRA's influence over S.H.I.E.L.D.. This caused them to realize that saving S.H.I.E.L.D. required saving HYDRA.
While Malick guided Mackenzie and Shaw to the drop-off point for the Serum ingredient, Coulson, Johnson, Simmons, and Yo-Yo Rodriguez interrogated Viola and figured out the contents of the vial. They asked where Malick was taking the serum, and mentioned hell, causing Ernest Koenig to realize that the delivery would be taking place at Hell's Harbor. Viola said the only way to arrive on time was to fly, so Coulson, Johnson, Simmons, and Rodriguez brought Koenig to Zephyr One and flew to meet Mackenzie, Shaw, and Malick at Hell's Harbor.
Once they were in range, Johnson reached Shaw on the two-way radio they had, and told Shaw about Malick's future. She ordered Shaw to kill him, and Shaw pointed his gun at Malick, despite Mackenzie's orders. However, Malick convinced Shaw not to shoot him.
Once Deke Shaw put his gun down, he noticed Luke and Abel and began firing on them. Shaw, Alphonso Mackenzie, and Freddy Malick took cover. Shaw complained about not having a weapon, so Mackenzie rushed over to Abel and managed to steal his Chronicom Rifle. However, when he could not get the weapon to work, he used it as a blunt object to push Abel down. He then resumed his cover. Malick took the Super Soldier Serum and left as Phil Coulson, Daisy Johnson, Enoch, and Ernest Koenig arrived and began firing at Luke.
While Enoch and Koenig searched for Malick, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents continued to take fire. Johnson planned on using her abilities as a distraction in order to escape, but Luke and Abel decided to leave and try again in a different time period when they realized their window to leave was closing. Coulson noticed that they had left, so they returned to Zephyr One.
Ernest Koenig found Wilfred Malick , who pointed a gun on him. Koenig tried to get him to not follow through on the delivery, but Malick shot him and left with HYDRA. Enoch found Koenig, who reported that he had not been injured, and told S.H.I.E.L.D. that the timeline had been maintained. Phil Coulson then told Enoch to return to Zephyr One.
Coulson, Alphonso Mackenzie, Daisy Johnson, and Deke Shaw returned to the Zephyr, but Jemma Simmons had to close the door before Enoch could board the ship, just missing its jump in time. Enoch accepted a job as a bartender for Koenig.
Freddy Malick delivered the vial to HYDRA, and Abraham Erskine was able to create a prototype Super Soldier Serum. This serum was later tested on Johann Schmidt, turning him into Red Skull. Erskine was later rescued by Peggy Carter and allowed to perfect the serum with the help of Howard Stark.
Upon arriving in an alternate 1955, S.H.I.E.L.D. discovered that the Chronicom Hunters would be looking to use Helius from Area 51. S.H.I.E.L.D. researched the area and learned about United States Department of Defense member Gerald Sharpe. They went to Flying Rocket Diner, where they knew he would be getting coffee.
As Sharpe entered the diner, he loudly demanded coffee and was brought a cup by Madge. When he asked for creamer, Daisy Johnson put a drug in the creamer at her table and offered it to him. He accepted and drank his coffee, allowing for the drugs to take effect.
Sharpe was taken to Zephyr One, where a tent was set up to avoid letting him see the future technology. While a Life-Model Decoy of Phil Coulson took Sharpe's identification and left for Area 51 along with Jemma Simmons, Alphonso Mackenzie and Yo-Yo Rodriguez began interrogating him. Sharpe refused to give information to Mackenzie and Rodriguez, who he believed to be communists. The S.H.I.E.L.D. agents asked him to tell them who had access to Area 51, informing him that lives were at stake, and Sharpe said offensive things to both of them. Sharpe then announced himself as a military veteran who wrote the handbook on torture, somebody who they would not be able to break.
Rodriguez later tried to interrogate Sharpe again, this time accompanied by Melinda May. However, Sharpe made a racist comment toward May, causing her to want to attack him, only being held back by Rodriguez. When May, Rodriguez, and Mackenzie discussed their mutual failures, they realized that Deke Shaw, who was white, might be able to get him to talk.
Shaw entered the tent where Sharpe was being held and pretended to be from the United States government, claiming that Mackenzie, Rodriguez, and May were part of a test to see if he would give up the information. Shaw then proceeded to ask who had access to Area 51, but Shaw said that he would have to be a moron to tell Shaw. He ranted to Shaw about how the Helius didn't work, causing Shaw to realize that the Chronicoms planned to make it explode by sacrificing one of their own just as Enoch did powering the Time Di'Alla in his future.
Shaw told Mackenzie, May, and Rodriguez about his revelation, and May and Rodriguez went to Area 51 disguised as pilots in order to find the Chronicoms and stop their plan. They sent tear gas into the research lab and identified the Chronicom, but were unable to stop her from reaching the Helius. While Johnson, Simmons and Coulson shut down the reactor, May and Rodriguez stopped the Chronicom.
However, while Mackenzie and Shaw were monitoring the situation from the bride, Sharpe managed to escape his bindings and found himself confused in an unfamiliar environment. Mackenzie offered to explain before knocking him out, remarking that he'd rather not. Afterwards, Mackenzie and Shaw drop Sharpe off in the desert not far from the diner where he was abducted. When Sharpe regained consciousness, the duo piloted a Quinjet to masquerade as a UFO. With the craft's cockpit rendered opaque, Mackenzie warned Sharpe not to tell anyone of what he had witnessed on the Zephyr on threat of probing, before taking off. A terrified Sharpe then burst into the Flying Rocket Diner, claiming to have been abducted by communist aliens from the future.
When Phil Coulson and Jemma Simmons arrived at Area 51, they presented their I.D. badges, under the guise of Gerald Sharpe and Peggy Carter, respectively. When Carpenter questioned Simmons' presence, she presented her fake I.D. badge, causing Carpenter to allow them to enter.
Simmons and Coulson were then given a tour by Pascal Vega, who showed them various devices S.H.I.E.L.D. was working on in Area 51, including a Walkie-Talkie Wristwatch and an EMP Generator. He then showed them a scaled model of Helius, the result of Project Helius and the target of the Chronicoms. They saw the real Helius through a video screen on the testing field, and Simmons and Coulson asked to question the science team, hoping to find the Chronicom Hunters. Coulson sent a picture of Vega to Zephyr One.
Simmons and Coulson discussed the difficulties in testing if a scientist was a Chronicom Hunter, but they instead decided to test if they were human. They questioned each scientist, each producing an emotional response, confirming that they were human. Vega later told them that a group of new arrivals had arrived, and Coulson left to test them while Simmons continued to work on the scientists.
Daniel Sousa then arrived at Area 51, and was told that Gerald Sharpe and Peggy Carter had arrived and were already questioning the science team. On Zephyr One, Daisy Johnson and Deke Shaw realized that Sousa was on the base, as he prepared to see Carter. He instead found Jemma Simmons, who continued to pretend to be Carter until Sousa revealed his identity and arrested Simmons and Phil Coulson, who was continuing to question the new arrivals.
Johnson left the Zephyr and arrived at Area 51, where Sousa wanted to find out how they got out. Sousa entered his office to find Johnson, under the guise of a CIA agent. Sousa asked if her presence was due to a report he submitted, regarding his suspicions of sleeper agents having infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D..
While Pascal Vega gave a tour of Area 51, a Chronicom Hunter began powering the weapon. While Daniel Sousa prepared to release Jemma Simmons and Phil Coulson to Daisy Johnson, Melinda May and Yo-Yo Rodriguez used a gas bomb in the science lab to find the Hunter, setting off the alarms at Area 51. Coulson and Simmons locked Sousa in a cell, while May and Rodriguez looked for the Hunter. They eventually found her, but froze and were unable to catch them. They left before the gas could affect May, and rushed after the Hunter while Helius powered up.
Coulson, Simmons, and Johnson found Vega, who told them that Helius had powered up. While Vega evacuated the base, Simmons and May chased after the Chronicom, who killed to soldiers and plugged herself into Helius and fought May and Rodriguez. While Simmons and Johnson worked to make the EMP Generator operational, they were attacked by another Hunter, who Coulson began fighting.
Sousa found Coulson and the Hunter and used his cane to attack the Hunter, but was surprised when it was ineffective. The Hunter began suffocating Sousa, while the Hunter near Helius began choking Rodriguez. However, Simmons and Johnson finished the EMP, causing Helius, the two Hunters, and Coulson to be shut down. The two Hunters then self-destructed, having failed their mission.
Daniel Sousa ordered a medic for Phil Coulson, unaware that he was a Life-Model Decoy. He said that the Chronicom Coulson had been fighting would need one too, but then expressed confusion about his status. Coulson's eye began to glow before a medic could reach him.
Deke Shaw and Yo-Yo Rodriguez were sent by Alphonso Mackenzie to retrieve a package at Niles Lindmore's house to deliver to Phil Coulson and Daniel Sousa. On the way, Rodriguez gave her view on changing things for the better for the Timeline, leaving Shaw uncertain on what his view was.
Deke Shaw and Yo-Yo Rodriguez arrived at the Lindmore Residence and split up to search the house, seeing that it was broken into. While Shaw searched the ground floor, he was confronted by a gangster and was knocked out cold from behind. The two men then loaded Shaw's unconscious body into the back of their car and drove off.
The gangsters took Shaw to the Malick Mansion in Los Angeles, where Shaw was reunited with a grown up Wilfred Malick. Not aware that Malick had already met Shaw back in 1931, he demanded to know where the package was, but Shaw tried to convince him that he was just a toaster sails-man who was mistaken for Niles Lindmore by his goons. He was then left horrified when Malick killed the agent that mistook Shaw for Lindmore and then turned the gun on him to keep him quiet. Shaw then revealed himself as one of the men who saved his life back in 1931, so Malick decided to spare his life as a way to repay his debt to him and let him go.
Deke Shaw managed to get a hold of Zephyr One and was rescued. Upon returning to the team, Shaw told Yo-Yo Rodriguez that he was now on board with her view of changing the Timeline for the better, having witnessed what Wilfred Malick had become because he chose to spare his life.
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After taking down down Whitney Frost and Johann Fennhoff, Daniel Sousa harbored suspicions of S.H.I.E.L.D. being infiltrated by HYDRA and reported this to his superior, Wilfred Malick. But Malick was himself a HYDRA sleeper agent and ordered his death.
While Sousa was tasked with delivering one of Howard Stark's inventions to the Hotel Roosevelt, he was convinced of people following him. While he was sent to supervise the testing of Project Helius, Sousa ran into Jemma Simmons, a future S.H.I.E.L.D. agent impersonating his old partner, Peggy Carter and Phil Coulson in the VIP guest bus, on the brink of exposing them, running into Daisy Johnson pretending to be CIA, which further raises suspicion, until Johnson pointed out his suspicions as not incorrect on HYDRA's survival. While the Chronicoms attempt to blow up the entire Area 51 base, Sousa gets thrown in a cell, after Simmons and Coulson escaped. He later gets out and joins a fight against a Chronicom impersonating Niles Lindmore. After a Chronicom self-destructs and Coulson shuts down, being an LMD. In confusion, Sousa arrests him again.
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S.H.I.E.L.D. learned about the Chronicom Hunters' plan to launch Project Insight in 1976, so began a plan to destroy the project by flooding the Lighthouse, where it was launching out of. Two Chronicom Hunters replaced John and Lilla Mackenzie and were placed in a holding cell in the Lighthouse However, Alphonso Mackenzie saw who he believed to be his parents being held in a cell, and ordered Phil Coulson and Melinda May not to flood the base. Project Insight launched, and Alphonso, Enoch, and Jemma Simmons caused it to explode instead. While Coulson and May were arrested, Alphonso and Elena Rodriguez planned to rescue Mackenzie's "parents."
Alphonso Mackenzie and Elena Rodriguez cut a hole in the side of the prison cell that the Chronicom Hunters disguised as John and Lilla Mackenzie were being held in. Alphonso went to hug "Lilla," and both Chronicoms feigned anger with him. Alphonso apologized and introduced Rodriguez, and Rodriguez referred to Alphonso as "Director Macklemore." Alphonso promised to get "John" and "Lilla" home, and started guiding them through the Lighthouse. "John" and "Lilla" asked why they would be taken from the grocery store, but Alphonso said that they weren't nobodies and that he couldn't explain further. He promised to get them to their plane safely.
Alphonso and Rodriguez arrived at a steel wall, prompting anger from "John" and "Lilla." Rodriguez comforted Alphonso, and "Lilla" said they had sons at home. Alphonso began working on forcing the locks to open, and asked "John" for help, and he agreed. They eventually got the door opened, but "John" got hurt, forcing him to hide his mechanical insides.
Chronicoms approached, and Alphonso began fighting them, throwing one of them through a wall while Rodriguez tried to force the door open and "Lilla" pretended to treat "John's" wound. Mackenzie fought Luke, and received assistance from Melinda May and Rick Stoner, who shot him. The door opened, and May, Rodriguez, Alphonso, "John," and "Lilla" left.
Phil Coulson and Melinda May eventually realized that Chronicoms had become able to replicate the personalities of the people whose bodies they take, and saved Rick Stoner from being killed by Chronicoms. While May brought Stoner to safety, Coulson went below the Lighthouse into the Chronicom Time Ship.
Coulson talked to Sibyl, who told him about Daisy Johnson being kidnapped by Nathaniel Malick. The two discussed Sibyl's relationship with humanity, and declared dying as his superpower. He stopped talking to Sibyl, and took a detonator out of the bad he had brought into the ship with him. He called Melinda May using the two-way radio, saying that he hoped she was right about their plan, and pressed the detonator, causing the ship to explode, with Coulson inside. Both the time ship and Coulson were destroyed, but Coulson's data managed to escape on a hard drive, and Sibyl's mind also survived.
In the Quinjet, Alphonso Mackenzie, Elena Rodriguez, and Melinda May began preparing to bring the Chronicom Hunters disguised as John and Lilla Mackenzie to Zephyr One, for safety. "John" feigned being impressed, and "Lilla" told stories about her sons. "John" thanked May for saving them and placed his hand on her shoulder, but she didn't feel anything despite her ability to absorb the emotions of people who she touches. She put the plane into autopilot and circled, telling Alphonso about her concern, realizing that they were Chronicoms.
The Chronicoms asked what was happening, and Alphonso insisted that "John" show his wound, prompting a fight between May, Alphonso, and Rodriguez and John and Lilla. "John" taunted Alphonso and Rodriguez snapped the Chronicom's neck. "Lilla" nearly choked May, but Alphonso saved her. May opened the door to the Quinjet, and "Lilla" used the real Lilla's nickname for Alphonso, but Mackenzie threw her out of the Quinjet anyway.
When Zephyr One traveled to 1982, Mackenzie left the ship, needing to process the emotions the rescue had put him through. Deke Shaw went to check on him, but the ship then time traveled, abandoning Mackenzie and Shaw in the past.
Alphonso Mackenzie and Deke Shaw began getting used to being abandoned in 1982 by Zephyr One, and Shaw began organizing his own S.H.I.E.L.D. team called Deke Squad, which operated out of the Lighthouse. As the team formed, Mackenzie moved into his childhood home, processing his emotions regarding his parents' death.
Meanwhile, Sibyl contacted Russell Feldman and instructed him on how to build robots for her, allowing her to take the robot. By 1983, Sibyl began building other robots, and killed Feldman when he found out. They set out to look for the Time Stream, which Sibyl could use to predict the future.
Sibyl and her other robots entered the Lighthouse through a sewer grate. One of the robots was found by Cricket, and member of Deke Squad who was not also a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and his girlfriend, Tawni. Cricket made fun of the robot, upsetting it, so the robot killed Cricket. Tawni rushed to tell the rest of Deke Squad, and found Deke Shaw, Olga Pachinko, Ronnie Chang, and Tommy Chang. However, the other robot killed Tawni before she could finish telling them what was wrong. Meanwhile, Alphonso Mackenzie and Roxy Glass came across another robot and hid from it. Mackenzie decided that he would fight against the robots, rather than sulk about his parents' death.
Pachinko was injured by the robot that was attacking her, but Mackenzie and Glass managed to break it. Shaw and Mackenzie resolved an argument the two had entered, and the team discussed Sibyl's plan to steal the time stream, which Phil Coulson had deduced, as one of the robots found the time stream. The team worked together to destroy a robot, and Sibyl approached and began taunting them. Sibyl shot Pachinko with her laser, injuring her. Out of fear of lasers, Ronnie and Tommy Chang fled.
Following Mackenzie's plan, Shaw approached Sibyl and began distracting her, while Glass threw a live explosive at Sibyl and Mackenzie shot the explosive with his Shotgun-Axe, causing Sibyl to explode.
One of the Sibyl-Bots escaped the Lighthouse with the Time Stream, and brought it to Nathaniel Malick, who had been contacted by Sibyl. Sibyl promised Malick the ability to control the world's future. Malick used the knowledge gained from the time stream to attack Afterlife.
Malick used the Time Stream to predict an attempt by Kora to kill herself, and instead used his abilities to dismantle her gun. He compared Afterlife to a prison, and told her that he could change her fate. Kora noticed helicopters descending on Afterlife, and agreed to work with him.
One of Nathaniel Malick's soldiers attacked Yo-Yo Rodriguez, who attempted to use her powers to stop him, but froze. Melinda May came and defeated his soldier, and gave Rodriquez a gun so that she could defend herself without her powers. May, Rodriguez, Gordon, Li and Jiaying saw Malick using his powers to hurt one of Jiaying's guards, and attracted their attention. Jiaying tried to reason with Kora, who said that Jiaying never actually cared about her, but rather feared her. Kora burned Li's face, and May, Rodriguez, Jiaying, and Gordon fled. They left Afterlife while Malick and Kora tied up the Inhumans living in Afterlife.
Nathaniel Malick and Kora discussed their plans for the Inhumans, and Malick discussed the unfairness of the decision regarding who got Inhuman abilities. When Kora asked what solution he proposed, Malick suggested anarchy.
S.H.I.E.L.D. decided to send a team comprising of Alphonso Mackenzie, Phil Coulson and Yo-Yo Rodriguez to Afterlife, assisted by Gordon, who would help them infiltrate the compound, while Jiaying would remain safe at the Lighthouse. The team thus took a Quinjet to Nepal in order to approach Afterlife. It was decided that Coulson and Gordon would go in first and locate the Inhuman prisoners before returning so that S.H.I.E.L.D. could initiate the rescue mission.
However, immediately upon teleporting inside the Afterlife's facility, Gordon and Coulson were captured, with Gordon being grievously wounded in the process by Nathaniel Malick's Nathaniel Malick's Crew, since they had used the Time Stream to predetermine where they would arrive. Gordon was then forced to be the subject of an experiment during which his teleportation powers were transferred into a younger version of Coulson's former archnemesis, John Garrett, who had been recruited by Malick shortly after Kora.
Following the experiment, Coulson and Gordon were imprisoned in a room designed to contain the most powerful Inhumans. Since they could not escape through conventional means, Gordon chose to use the last of his strengths to teleport Coulson and himself out, before dying from exhaustion. Coulson found the room where the Inhumans were held hostage, guarded by Durant, and was quickly joined by Mackenzie and Rodriguez.
Using her superhuman speed, Rodriguez quickly took down Durant, turning the knife he had manifested against him. She and Mackenzie were able to rescue the Inhumans that had been captured and brought them on their Quinjet. Meanwhile, Coulson was sent to find Kora, who was incapacitated with an I.C.E.R. after expressing her desire to meet Daisy Johnson. The unconscious Kora was then taken to the Quinjet as well so that she could be brought to the Lighthouse.
After a few failed attempts, John Garrett finally managed to get him and Nathaniel Malick into the Lighthouse. Malick assigned Garrett to search for Jemma Simmons and bring her to Zephyr One, while he distracted the team.
While searching for Simmons, Garrett came across Melinda May in one of the Lighthouse's labs and engaged in a short fight before teleporting away, albeit clumsily, and continued his search for Simmons. During Malick's distraction, he found Daisy Johnson and Jiaying. After revealing their family ties, Malick overpowered Johnson and killed Jiaying, before being forced to flee when May shot him in the shoulder.
Garrett finally managed to find Simmons and teleported her to the Zephyr just as Daniel Sousa tried to shoot him. The injured Malick soon joined them and the two flew the S.H.I.E.L.D. aircraft out of the Lighthouse. Unknown to them, Deke Shaw was also on board. While Garrett was flying the Zephyr to their coordinates, Malick revealed to the captured Simmons that the reason they kidnapped her was to extract Leo Fitz's location from her mind to ensure that he doesn't interfere with their plans.
Deke Shaw's presence on Zephyr One soon became known, and was tortured by John Garrett for information, while Nathaniel Malick scanned through Jemma Simmons' mind with the Cerebral Fusion Machine to find Leo Fitz, both of which failed. Malick eventually found out about D.I.A.N.A. and decided to go into the Fusion Chamber with Simmons again to find Fitz. While he finally found the real Fitz in her memories, he was still unable to find his location. Unshaken from his failure, he left his prisoners alone where it was revealed that Simmons had lost all memory of Fitz due to Malick's probing.
Having escaped through the power grid, Sibyl sealed an alliance with Nathaniel Malick, as they shared a common objective of eliminating S.H.I.E.L.D. Malick was given permission to make contact with the Chronicoms, and notably informed them of his capture of Jemma Simmons, who was the key to find Leo Fitz, identified by Sibyl as the only thing preventing Sibyl from achieving her conquest of Earth.
Since Jemma Simmons was in Nathaniel Malick, Sibyl decided to deal a fatal blow to the version of S.H.I.E.L.D. that existed in the 1980s where her enemies had settled. Thanks to Kora, who sabotaged the electrical installation of the Lighthouse after she had been captured and locked up in the base, Sibyl was able to access files giving her the location of every known active S.H.I.E.L.D. base.
As the fleet of Chronicom Destroyer Ships called by Malick arrived, Sibyl transmitted them the coordinates of these new targets. Malick, who was enraged as he was unable to determine where Leo Fitz was hiding even after digging through Simmons' memories, then contacted the vessels and ordered them to fire. As a result, the spacecrafts fired powerful energy beams onto their targets, causing the obliteration of several S.H.I.E.L.D. facilities, including the Hub and the Triskelion, resulting in the loss of countless lives.
In their attempt to achieve the complete elimination of S.H.I.E.L.D. throughout history, Nathaniel Malick and Sibyl sealed an alliance and coordinated a massive and simultaneous assault against S.H.I.E.L.D.'s main bases. As a result, many facilities, including the Triskelion, the Hub and the Sandbox were wiped out by a large fleet of Chronicom vessels.
However, at least one S.H.I.E.L.D. facility was not attacked: the Lighthouse. Indeed, the base had been designed and built precisely to remain impervious to an attack from the surface, making out of reach of the Chronicom's assault. Knowing that Sibyl and Malick would come after them at the facility, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Phil Coulson, Melinda May and Yo-Yo Rodriguez put the base in lockdown and prepared for an upcoming assault.
In order to infiltrate and destroy the Lighthouse, Nathaniel Malick sent John Garrett to teleport inside the facility, using the powers he had previously harvested from Gordon. Garrett thus transported himself inside the facility without any problem, and was tasked with deploying a dozen Chroni-Bombs scattered throughout the base.
Despite having teleported directly inside the base, Garrett was spotted by the surveillance camera of the Lighthouse, thus alerting Phil Coulson, Melinda May and Yo-Yo Rodriguez of his presence. Therefore, since they knew his powers, Coulson used old schematics of Leo Fitz to craft a new version of the Quantum Field Disruptors, which were known to block the teleportation abilities. Using his computational abilities, Coulson was also able to estimate one spot where Garrett would teleport to plant one of his bombs.
Therefore, Coulson and May stationed at this spot and patiently waited for Garrett to arrive. Once he teleported, Yo-Yo Rodriguez used her superhuman speed to attach the disruptors onto Garrett's body, thus preventing him from teleporting out of the Lighthouse, meaning that he would be killed should the bombs detonate. Coulson thus pressured Garrett into contacting Malick so that the destruction would be delayed, but Malick, although unaware of Garrett's actual predicament, refused, abandoning his ally to his fate.
Since the imminent detonation of the bombs could not be prevented, Rodriguez quickly used her powers to move all the devices planted by Garrett to one area of the Lighthouse in an attempt to preserve the overall integrity of the base. The idea proved to be successful, and although a pile of rubble fell over them, Coulson, May, Rodriguez and Garrett all survived the blast. Rodriguez helped Coulson and May to get free of the debris they were trapped under, and then retrieved Garrett as well, who had been heavily wounded in the attack.
Despite John Garrett being responsible for the destruction of a significant part of the Lighthouse, S.H.I.E.L.D. decided to heal his wounds. This action, which was somehow opposed to what had happened to John Garrett in the original timeline, added to the fact that Garrett had been abandoned by Nathaniel Malick, convinced him to switch sides and ally with S.H.I.E.L.D.
In the aftermath of the attack, Coulson picked up a mysterious signal that he had begun to hear before the bombing. Upon realizing that it was a S.H.I.E.L.D. transmission indicating the location of an 0-8-4, the agents decided to use Garrett's teleporting powers to leave the Lighthouse as all other exits had been crushed by debris. The group then arrived at The Krazy Kanoe, a safehouse that had not been hit in the previous attack against S.H.I.E.L.D. Upon arriving, Garrett was shot by Victoria Hand out of fear that he would attack.
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