Geek Guide: Who are Marvel's Secret Warriors?

Monday, 29 June 2015 - 5:43PM
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Monday, 29 June 2015 - 5:43PM
Geek Guide: Who are Marvel's Secret Warriors?
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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. really ramped up the comic book connections in its second season with a focus on Inhumans, and it looks like the trend is going to continue in season 3 with the reveal that the Secret Warriors will be a major storyline in the upcoming season. But just who are the Secret Warriors? Read on to learn more about this team from Marvel Comics, but keep in mind the show may change things around for TV (they always do).


Daisy Johnson is obviously already on the show and has been since the beginning, when she was known as Skye. Last season, the show finally revealed Skye's Inhuman origins, showing us that she is actually the superpowered hero from the comics we know as Quake, complete with the ability to create seismic vibrations similar to earthquakes. Quake is basically the only Secret Warrior from the comics who is guaranteed to be a team member on the show.


Jerry Sledge has a pretty decent chance of making it onto the show. Why's that, you ask? Because his father, Carl "Crusher" Creel, AKA Absorbing Man, has already been on the show. Stonewall has similar powers to his father, which would make him quite a formidable addition to the team. The only issue we see is that the Carl Creel of the show seems a little young to have an adult son, but we suppose they could explain that away easily enough by saying his powers prevent him from aging (he did also appear in Daredevil about 20 years in the past, so he apparently is kind of old).


Yo Yo Rodriguez is a speedster with the unique ability to "slingshot" back to where she started running... which is kind of useful, we guess. In the comics she actually loses her hands and has them replaced with metallic robot hands, which we have to admit would be pretty cool to see on screen, and a lot more exciting than the ability to end back up where you started. 


J.T. James has the ability to channel fire from Hell through a chain (um, Ghost Rider called...), and is one of the more compromised members of the team. In the comics, he hates Nick Fury, steals from the team, falls in love with Quake, becomes a double agent, and eventually is killed by Fury. Definitely plenty to work with for a TV drama, we're just not sure how the whole hellfire thing would play out on a TV show's budget.


Sebastian Druid is the grandson of Doctor Druid who, rather conveniently, is pretty well connected to Doctor Strange. You may have heard that Doctor Strange has a movie coming out, so it may behoove Marvel to start introducing some mystical elements into the MCU through their TV properties. Druid has significant magical abilities, which would indicate a new direction for the show, were they to include him.


Eden Fesi is an Australian Aborigine who could really go a long way toward helping with Marvel's diversity issues. He's a mutant in the comics, so obviously the show would have to give him a new origin (the smart money's on "Inhuman"), but those are waters the MCU has navigated before. Manifold is a portal-based teleporter, which could come in handy, especially after the show's resident teleporter, Gordon, was killed off.


If magicians and teleporting Aborigines aren't unique enough for you, then how about the ten year old son of a Greek god? Phobos, the son of Greek God of War Ares, is Greek for fear, and Phobos has the ability to cause fear in people just by looking into their eyes. A pretty sweet power, for sure, but so far the MCU has shown no interest in pulling the Greek gods from the comics, and we don't blame them (haven't we had enough Hercules movies for a while?). But Phobos is maybe the most interesting character on the team, so how do we get around his Hellenistic heritage? Make him an Asgardian! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has gone to the Asgardian well numerous times already, and we wouldn't have any issue with Phobos being a second cousin to Thor or whatever, it's only centuries old mythology we're playing with here, it should be easy..

Nick Fury

In the comics, it's Fury who forms the Secret Warriors and tasks Quake with bringing them together. Samuel L. Jackson has been on the show before, but he definitely doesn't come cheap. As far as we understand it, it's going to be Agent Coulson who founds the team on the show, and while we'd love to see Fury suit up, we're cool with keeping Coulson in the limelight.
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