Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Blue Alien Revealed

3/29/2014 Stephen Colbert 0 Comments



[Obligatory spoilers warning.  If you aren't 100% caught up on all things Marvel and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and plan on throwing a fit over me spoiling something, then you shouldn't have clicked the link...]

Followers of Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D were teased through the first half of the first season with the curiosity of why Coulson was still alive (or alive again) after being seemingly killed by Loki only to receive what some—not all—considered to be a lukewarm explanation.

Turns out, there's more to "Tahiti" than was teased previously.  After Skye got shot by Ian Quinn, Coulson takes the team on a mission to find GH325, which they think is responsible for saving him.  At the end of the search, Skye is injected with the GH325, which Coulson finds out is taken from a mysterious blue alien.

So, what's the blue alien?  When Lady Sif comes to visit, Coulson asks her, and she lists a long string of blue aliens, including fan favorite theory, the Kree.  The Kree only make sense, because they serve as a sort of glue to the Marvel universe (especially since they will soon be adding Guardians of the Galaxy into the fold this Summer).

Some observant fans also found the distinguishing white mark/symbol found on the alien in the tube to strongly resemble a similar mark on the released action figure for Ronan the Accuser.



Then, Chloe Bennet went ahead and spilled the beans at Paleyfest...




This has some awesome implications for the Marvel Universe, because it would finally add some more relevance to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  The kind of relevance that many people thought the show would never have.

I'm still a little skeptical of just how far they will take this, but there are quite a few potential implications from this.

For Coulson, this could serve as an origins for an alternate version of Captain Mar-Vell.  Captain Mar-Vell is a Kree Spy/on-again, off-again Avenger by the name of Geheneris HalaSon who comes to earth and hides as a human named Philip Lawson.  Kree? Check.  GH? Check.  Avengers ties?  Check.  Phil [blank]son?  Check...ish...  It could work.  They're obviously taking liberties here, but it would make sense and give Coulson the relevance he needs to return to the cinematic universe of the Avengers and not just be relegated to a TV show.


This doesn't answer anything about the Clairvoyant mysteries or why the Clairvoyant doesn't know what happened to Coulson.  Hopefully that will also be addressed soon.

What does it mean for Skye?  We know Skye is an 0-8-4 and she was 
way more receptive to GH325 than Coulson was.  Likely, she is Kree herself, or possibly a hybrid.  I have have enough theories on this to cover in a separate post, so we'll just leave it as simple as "She's probably at least part Kree" for now.

So what does this mean for the MCU?  The Kree are definitely a strong link to Guardians of the Galaxy and Thanos—which are both tied to current MCU plans—as well as ties to Inhumans, which has been mentioned as a possible future Marvel endeavor.

The Kree are also seemingly always at conflict with the Skrull.  The Skrull just happen to be the aliens that invade New York in The Avengers.  The Kree-Skrull War was a large Avengers comic arc in the early 70s and strongly featured the current cinematic Avenger's roster, plus Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Vision (who are about to be introduced in Avenger's 2), and Captain Mar-Vell (who could quite possibly be Coulson).  The sequel also deals with Infinity Gems (which have also been a central focus of most movies so far), so we've got crossover potential all over the place.


The real question (as has been all season), is will Marvel take the risk of turning Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D into the glue that connects most of the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?  If the show doesn't drastically improve, then it might not make the best foundation or launching platform for launching any major arcs that extend into the movies.  Can you picture Chloe Bennet on screen next to Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johannson, or any other A-list talent?  I don't mean to pigeonhole her, but it's a very demanding jump.  I'd love to see that type of crossover, though so I hope her and Marvel are up to the task.

We're going to have another episode this week and then get Captain America: The Winter Soldier (in the U.S.) this weekend.  All the AoS promo's keep promising it's all connected and we're supposed to get a Captain America: The Winter Soldier fallout episode next week, so it will be a much better situation to assess at that point.  Either way, it's time we find out if Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D gets a seat at the big kids table.

Source: Screenrant

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