For the planned film, see S.H.I.E.L.D. (film).


"What is all this?"
"S.H.I.E.L.D. Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. Your tax dollars at work. Hard work. We keep our fingers on America's pulse, and believe me, America has veins in every section of the world.
Tony Stark and Phil Coulson[src]

The Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, better known by its acronym S.H.I.E.L.D., is a secret United States extra-governmental military counter-terrorism and intelligence agency run by Nick Fury.

History[edit | edit source]

Foundations[edit | edit source]

S.H.I.E.L.D was co-founded by Howard Stark and possibly Nick Fury more than twenty years before the events involving the creation Iron Man armor. However, the real origins of S.H.I.E.L.D. began in early days of World War II with the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). It was created by Colonel Chester Phillips and included members like Abraham Erskine, Margaret "Peggy" Carter and Howard Stark.

Iron Man[edit | edit source]

S.H.I.E.L.D. wishes to debrief Tony Stark about his escape from Afghanistan and arrests Obadiah Stane for planning the kidnap and murder of Stark as well as dealing weapons to terrorists. It provides a cover story for what happened at Stark Industries during Iron Man and Iron Monger's fight, a story that Stark does not stick to instead revealing his secret to the world.

Iron Man 2[edit | edit source]

S.H.I.E.L.D. recruits Tony Stark as a consultant for the Avengers Initiative and organizes Senator Stern to present Tony Stark and James Rhodes with their medals. S.H.I.E.L.D. sends agent Coulson to New Mexico to find Mjolnir.

The Consultant[edit | edit source]

Phil Coulson andJasper Sitwell discuss how to stop General Ross releasingEmil Blonsky and decide to call Tony Stark to persuade General Ross.

The Incredible Hulk[edit | edit source]

General Ross enlists the help of S.H.I.E.L.D. to help him track Bruce Banner's e-mails to "Mr. Blue".

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer[edit | edit source]

Agent Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. stops a robbery in a gas station while on his way to Mjolnir.

Thor[edit | edit source]

S.H.I.E.L.D. had taken all of Jane Foster's research. Thor fights with some of Agent Coulson's men before being captured and interrogated by Coulson about his identity, origin and training. Mjolnir is also kept in a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility. Loki send The Destroyer to attack Thor and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, after The Destroyer was defeated Thor told Coulson to return Jane's work and in return Coulson could count on Thor's help when needed. In a post-credits scene, Dr. Selvig is taken to a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility where he meets Nick Fury. Fury asks Selvig to study the recently-discovered Cosmic Cube, which holds untold power, to which Selvig agrees. It is then revealed that Selvig is under the control of Loki, who has been transported to Earth.

Captain America: The First Avenger[edit | edit source]

S.H.I.E.L.D. scientists in the Arctic uncover Captain America's frozen body in the Red Skull's airship from WWII. Rogers awakens in a room designed to appear as if he were still in the early 1940s. Deducing the truth and escaping to Times Square, Rogers learns from S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury that he has been asleep for nearly 70 years, and they had wanted to acclimate his reentry into modern times. In a deleted scene it is revealed that S.H.I.E.L.D. was once called the Strategic Scientific Reserve.

The Avengers[edit | edit source]

S.H.I.E.L.D. is responsible in forming the Avengers as a deterrent against Loki's plans and to help get the Tesseract back into their custody. However Tony Stark, Bruce Banner and Captain America find out that S.H.I.E.L.D. wanted the Tesseract in order to make weapons, similar to the way HYDRA did in World War II.

Many S.H.I.E.L.D. agents watch on monitors as the Avengers fight the Chitauri in New York City. Later, Director Fury tells the World Security Council that he has allowed custody of the Tesseract to go to Thor who has taken it back to Asgard and that the remaining Avengers have gone their separate ways and that they are no longer answering to S.H.I.E.L.D.

Item 47[edit | edit source]

When two bank robbers, Claire Wise and Benjamin Pollack, come into possession of a Chitauri weapon, Agent Blake sends Jasper Sitwell to kill them and retrieve the weapon. Sitwell tracks them to a motel and stays in the room next to theirs. He disturbs them with loud music and Benny goes to investigate. Sitwell attacks Benny, who warns Claire of the ambush. Claire then attacks Sitwell with the Chitauri weapon. During the struggle, the gun destroys most of the room, but is broken in the process. Sitwell ties up Benny and Claire, but decides not to kill them when he discovers that the gun was working because Benny, who was a scientist, had repaired it. Seeing a great potential in the couple, Sitwell recruits Benny and Claire in S.H.I.E.L.D., much to Blake's disappointment.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier[edit | edit source]

To be added

Paraphernalia[edit | edit source]

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Regular S.H.I.E.L.D. field agents are usually equipped with a 9mm pistol. A military branch used for heavy security has access to military grade personal armaments. A few selected elite agents carry less conventional armaments, such as explosives, or bows. The S.H.I.E.L.D. project titled, "Phase Two", is dedicated to advancing alien technology weapons and reverse engineer them into laser weapons.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel have access to an extensive array of cutting edge technology at their disposal. A supply contract with Stark Industries ensures that they have some of the most advanced weapons and equipment available. S.H.I.E.L.D. maintains a fleet of Acura vehicles for the regular deployment of field agents and scientists. S.H.I.E.L.D. editions of the Acura MDX, Acura TL, and the Acura ZDX are painted in black and equipped with sophisticated surveillance technology. The military arm of S.H.I.E.L.D. uses a range of surface vehicles suitable for urban security, and aircraft with combat capabilities extending to fighter jets and helicopters. This branch also has access to previously unknown aircraft types.

Notable Members[edit | edit source]

Former members[edit | edit source]

Allies[edit | edit source]

Enemies[edit | edit source]

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