Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Reveals Itself as a Marvel Superhero Origin Story
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has always marketed itself as a "superhero show without superheroes," but on last night's midseason finale, it showed fans that it's been a superhero origin story all along. Skye's mysterious origin was revealed, and it turns out that she's actually Daisy Johnson, a character from Marvel Comics that has the ability to conjure seismic waves and works as an agent for S.H.I.E.L.D.
In last night's episode, it was revealed that Skye's real name is Daisy, while her father's name is Cal. Comic fans assumed that this meant her father is the villainous Mister Hyde, which would make Skye Daisy Johnson. And they were right, as executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen confirmed to THR that Skye is, in fact, an adaptation of Daisy Johnson (only the second adaptation of the character ever, and the first live-action). She also confirmed that Skye is an Inhuman, which had been hinted at in previous episodes.
But what does this mean for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out in May, and Daisy Johnson plays a significant role in that arc in the comics, although that arc explores the return of Ultron rather than his origin, as the movie does. It's more likely that we could see her in the Inhumans film, which comes out in 2018.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns in 2015, replaced in its time slot by Agent Carter in the meantime.