Daisy Johnson. Super hero, high ranking member of the governmental organization, Shield, and the daughter of Calvin Zabo, the villain known as ‘Mr. Hyde.’ Daisy has the ability to create powerful concussive waves, similar to that of an earthquake. Daisy has refined her powers so that she can localize these concussions in an extremely precise fashion, making her a very formidable combatant. Initially, it was assumed that Daisy’s powers were the result of the mutagenic serum her father used to become Mr. Hyde, passed down into her own genetic makeup. It was later revealed, however, that Daisy is actually an Inhuman descendant and it is from this that she has gained her abilities (her latent Inhuman genes possibly being activated by way of the altered chromosomes passed down to her by her father).
Daisy was recruited by Nick Fury Sr. into his caterpillar program. Daisy was given the codename ‘Quake,’ and one of her earliest assignments was to accompany a selected group of heroes sent to Latvaria to overthrow the regime of Countess Lucia von Bardas (who had been secretly arming American super villains with advanced weaponry). Later, following Fury’s ousting as commander of Shield, Daisy was made the field leader of Fury’s ‘Secret Warriors’ initiative, fighting a covert war against splintered factions of Hydra.
Following the disbanding of the Secret Warriors program, Daisy was made a Level 10 agent of Shield. She was additionally recruited into Captain America’s new team of Avengers. In one of her earlier missions with The Avengers, she accompanied the team on a Shield joint task-force raid of an encampment of super-powered beings. During the skirmish, Daisy learned that these beings were Inhumans and that she too was of Inhuman lineage.
She encountered an older Inhuman named Jiaying who was in the process of evacuating a number of Inhuman children. Jiaying seemed to know who Daisy was and the nature of her parentage. She pleaded with Daisy to allow her and the children to escape, fearful of what Shield would do to these children… how they would be separated from their parents and likely forged into weapons of war. Having experienced something quite similar herself, Daisy was moved by Jiaying’s pleas and she ultimately allowed them to flee. This was an act that put Daisy at great odds with many of her colleagues at Shield as well as with her fellow Avenger, Iron Man. Captain America, however, lauded Daisy’s decision, noting that it showed a level of compassion that was sorely needed among the hero community (all this had occurred shortly after the ‘Dark Reign’ era and the ousting of Norman Osbourn as director of Shield).
Some time later, Daisy resigned from the Avengers and was promoted to the directorship of Shield. Her tenure as director, however, proved to be quite short and she was soon ousted in a coup orchestrated by Maria Hill. Daisy them went on to act as the partner of Bucky Barnes in his new role as Earth’s Secret Defender against other worldly threats.
Daisy later returned to active duty at Shield. Along with her other duties at the agency, Daisy was assigned the role as official liaison to the Inhumans of New Attilan. Daisy’s counterpart in the Marvel Cinematic Universe deviates a good deal from her story in the 616 universe. In the MCU, Daisy grew up an orphan named Skye who possessed a great knack for computer programming and hacking. She used these skills in an effort to track down her parents as well as investigate the various superhuman activities following The Avengers’ battle with the Chitauri in New York. Skye’s activities with an illegal underground hacker network earned her the attention of Shield who ultimately apprehended her. Deputy Section Director, Phil Coulson, had a keen interest in Skye, harboring knowledge of her past history. Rather than turning Skye over to the authorities, Coulson chose to keep her on as a part of his team, assigning her training to Shield agent Grant Ward.
Skye served with distinction as part of Coulson’s team, ultimately earning her the rank of an official agent of the organization. When Shield fell after Captain America exposed and defeated the Hydra sleeper cell that had infiltrated the organization, Skye chose to join Coulson as he created a new Shield that operated under the radar, pursuing the remnants of Hydra.
Throughout her various adventures with Shield, Skye came to learn more and more about her mysterious past. She discovered that she had been born in a remote village in mainland China. Some sort of terrible massacre had occurred at this village and the infant Skye was the sole survivor. There was something different and possibly dangerous about her, but no one knew exactly what it was… and yet she was nonetheless classified on a Shield index of possible para-human threats (the reason why Coulson had shown such a keen interest in her). Skye also discovered the identity of her father and was horrified to learn that he was a murderous and unhinged maniac who worked as an off-the-books doctor for the criminal fringe.
Meanwhile, the competing forces of Shield and Hydra were in a race to discover the secrets of an alien artifact known as the Diviner. The search led to an ancient underground city in South America that had been built by the alien Kree thousands of years ago. Ward, Skye’s former C.O., had turned out to be a Hydra double-agent. He abducted Skye and brought her to his Hydra masters, where she was finally introduced to her father, Calvin Johnson.
During this brief and unsettling reunion, Skye’s father explained that her real name was ‘Daisy’ and that her mother had possessed special gifts, gifts that she had passed to her. The Hydra scientist, Dr. List, had taken Skye’s mother and murdered and dissected her in an effort to understand and possess her powers. Her father added that he had sided with Hydra only to the extent that it gave him the opportunity to find and extract vengeance on Dr. List.
Skye’s fellow Shield agents raided Hydra’s operation as they were attempting to enter the underground city. Dr. List was shot and killed by Agent Coulson, enraging Skye’s father who felt that Coulson had robbed him of his revenge. He attacked Coulson and Skye had to stop him, knocking him out before he killed Coulson.
The other Shield agents had set charges, ready to level the ancient city. Before they could trigger these charges, however, the Hydra agent, Raina, had absconded with the Diviner and fled into the city. Overwhelmed by her need to know the true purposes of the Diviner, Skye pursued Raina into the city, ultimately catching up with her in an alcove that proved to be the chamber of Terrigenesis. As soon as Skye had arrived, Raina placed the Diviner into position, causing it to open and expose them both to the Terrigen Mists. Both Skye and Raina were encased in Terrigenic cocoons and a massive earthquake occurred when Skye finally broke free from the cocoon.
Skye managed to survive this earthquake and was taken back to the Shield base and placed in quarantine. At first it seemed that the mists had had no effect on her. She did not change in any overtly physical way. When her colleague, Agent Fitz, conducted tests on her, however, they learned that her DNA had been drastically altered. Soon thereafter, Skye discovered her seismic powers. She had a very difficult time controlling these powers and Coulson took her to a safe-house originally designed to contain The Hulk. While residing at this safe-house, Skye was visited by the Inhuman known as Gordon who offered to take her to the sanctuary of ‘Afterlife’ where she could be among others of her kind.
Skye declined Gordon’s offer, but called out to him once agents from a rival branch of SHIELD arrived to take her into custody. Gorgon transported them both to Afterlife, hidden in a secure location somewhere in Asia. There Skye was introduced to Lincoln, an Inhuman electricity-manipulator assigned to help her navigate her post-terrigenesis transition. Skye also met the leader of the inhumans of Afterlife, Jiaying, who ultimately revealed herself to be Skye’s mother (Jiaying’s Inhuman powers for regeneration had enabled her to survive her butchery at the hands of Dr. List).
Skye enjoyed a brief time of peace and happiness at Afterlife, getting to know her mother, better mastering her powers, and even reconciling with her father (who had also been brought to Afterlife). This happy time came to an abrupt end when Lincoln was abducted by Hydra. Skye returned to Shield to assist in a raid of a Hydra facility in order to rescue Lincoln who was being held along with Mike Peterson (Deathlocke). Skye and her fellow Shield agents were able to defeat Hydra and save Lincoln and Peterson, but it came at the expense of Shield obtaining the technology needed to decipher the location of Afterlife.
At the time, the two competing factions of Shield combined into one, headed by a committee. After much discussion, Shield decided that Co-Director Gonzalez would lead a mission to Afterlife and attempt to forge a truce with the Inhumans under the condition that they allow all of the super-powered beings residing therein to be cataloged on their Index.
Jiaying would not abide by this condition. She murdered Gonzalez and staged it all so that it appeared as though Shield had launched an attack on The Inhumans. Using this ruse, Jiaying orchestrated a strike, taking over the aircraft carrier that had acted as Shield’s main base of operations. Jiaying planned on exposing all on board to the Terrigen Mists; those who were of Inhuman lineage would transform and all those who did not would be killed by the musts.
Heartbroken, Skye discovered her mother’s murderous plans and she teamed up with Lincoln and her fellow Shield agents to stop Jiaying. Assisted by Skye’s father, Shield was able to foil Jiaying’s plans and Jiaying herself apparently perished. The remaining cache of Terrigen Crystals were knocked into he ocean where they sank to the seafloor.
These crystals eventually broke down into a liquid, absorbed by many of the fish in the vicinity; a great number of these fish were caught by fishermen, sold and processed into Omega 3 fish oil supplements. The Terrigen maintained its potency even when rendered in this fashion. If consumed by normal humans it would have not effect, yet when consumed by individuals possessing latent Inhuman lineage, however, it would trigger Terigenesis.
Before long the proliferation of these supplements were causing the creation of new Inhumans all over the world.Having gained much greater mastery over her powers, Skye (now going by her original name, ‘Daisy’) has taken on the role of leadership of a splinter group of Shield tasked with finding and protecting the various new Inhumans that are being created.
Daisy’s Secret Warriors program recruited a number of new Inhumans. Meanwhile, the body of the Hydra agent, Grant Ward, had become possessed by the spirit of an ancient Inhuman known as Hive. Hive took over Hydra and enacted a complicated plot to expose the entire population of earth to a derivative of the Terrigen Mists.
The agents of Shield were ultimately able to thwart Hive’s plans, yet Lincoln (whom Daisy had become romantically involved with) perished in the final battle. Mourning Lincoln’s death and disillusioned by Shield’s acquiescence to index Inhumans, Daisy chose to leave the agency and strike out on her own. Now dubbed a vigilante and wanted criminal, Daisy is being sought out by her former colleagues at Shield.
Daisy’s ongoing adventures are set to be depicted in the upcoming fourth season of the Agents of Shield TV show. Daisy’s character is portrayed by actress, Chloe Bennet.
Quelin Amaquelin, an Inhuman dignitary who lived on Attilan many years ago. Quelin was the son of Kobar and La and brother to Azur. Quelin married Ambur and together they had two daughters, Medusa and Crystal. Quelin sister, meanwhile, married Mander and their sons were Triton and Karnak.
Quelin’s specific role within royal government was never specified. His being the brother-in-law to Mander, who himself was the brother to Queen Rynda, afforded Quelin and his family greater luxury and status on old Attilan. To this extent, Quelin’s daughters were raised in the Royal palace along with their cousins, Triton, Karnak, Gorgon, and Maximus.
Quelin’s ultimate fate remains unrevealed.
Barbara McDevitt. A latent Inhuman who was transformed via exposure to the Terrigin Cloud. Prior to her transformation, Ms. McDevitt was a specialist in corporate espionage, making a name for herself as one of the best corporate spies money could buy.
Terrigenesis did not alter McDevitt’s physical appearance and endowed her with the temporal abilities, powers that enabled her to slow down time for everyone but herself within a limited circumference around her. These newfound abilities greatly assisted her activities as a spy.
Shortly after the discovery of these new powers, McDevitt (now going by the codename ‘Quickfire’) was hired by Cortex Corporation to infiltrate the ruins of old Attilan. Old Attilan had recently crashed into the Hudson River following the Infinity Event and Cortex Corp was hopeful that advanced Inhuman technology could be pilfered from the ruins.
Although Quickfire was easily able to evade the Shield security team guarding the ruins, she was ultimately found out and subsequently defeated by Luke Cage’s Mighty Avengers team. Presumedly, Quickfire was handed over to the authorities, but her current status and whereabouts remain unknown.