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"For better or worse, Tony Stark has devised a plan that won’t require him to put on the Iron Man suit anymore, and should allow Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Hulk to get some much needed R&R as well. His solution is Ultron, self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence designed to help assess threats, and direct Stark’s Iron Legion of drones to battle evildoers instead.
The only problem? Ultron lacks the human touch, and his superior intellect quickly determines that life on Earth would go a lot smoother if he just got rid of Public Enemy No. 1: Human beings."
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#headcanon that when stark restarts shield#and brings nick back in#he sets up nick’s computer access so it follows his good eye#and whatever pops does so in front of him#wherever he’s looking#and also takes into account any depth perception issues due to only having the one eye#and tony just does it because he sort of makes for easier user access because he imagines no one else gets as much done as he does#he does the same thing for bruce’s computer access at the tower#doing research and eliminating triggers and flashing things from the interface#and generally subtly eliminating stress-inducing material#i just really like my headcanon that tony knows his friends have disabilities and works to accommodate them#and also sometimes he sends pepper in to give bruce a hug#because bruce needs hugs#and pepper is very good at them
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- 2 months ago
So here’s a thing for all you folks;
SPOILERS FOR ALL MCU THINGS, INCLUDING AoS*
Don’t scroll if you don’t want to see; I would advise pressing ‘j’.
- In the tenth century, Jotunheim invades Tonsberg, Norway.
- During the 1930s, Dr Abraham Erskine develops a super serum in Germany. He refuses to give it to the Nazis, but Johann Schmidt takes it from him and becomes the Red Skull. This sours his relations with Hitler, and later Schmidt and HYDRA will defect from the Nazis. Erskine flees to the USA, and is recruited by the SSR to create a new breed of super soldiers.
- In WWII, HYDRA invades Tonsberg too, and discovers the Tesseract there. Dr Arnim Zola builds weapons with it, the Red Skull intends to use them to harness the power of the gods. However, Zola later states that HYDRA was founded on the belief that humanity cannot be trusted with its own freedom.
- SHIELD worked from and may have been founded in a secret bunker in the Strategic Scientific Reserve’s army base, from members/affiliates of the SSR. However, it was not secret from the US intelligence apparatus.
- SHIELD, and other US agencies, take on ex-Nazi scientists, including Zola, who ensures that HYDRA survives to fuck up the world even more.
- Natasha Romanoff (Natalia Alionovna Romanoff, Drakhov’s daughter) defects to SHIELD, having been on their bad side; she is brought into the fold by Hawkeye. Despite Zola giving a birth date of 1984, she says she has been working for the KGB; while she started as a child according to her conversation with Bruce Banner in the Avengers, I doubt she defected at six, so either the date is wrong or the KGB continued. Later Marvel productions reveal that this a consistent Thing for SHIELD, with people as diverse as Zola, Skye and Thor.
- In 2010 (I think), Agent Coulson is introducing the Strategic Homeland Invention Enforcement and Logistics Division. When he says, ‘call us SHIELD,’ no-one has a clue.
- The same year, Tony Stark walks into a military base and says, ‘why not a pilot without a plane?’ Four years later, Sam Wilson turns up as a dude trained to use wings for para rescue in the Air Force.
- SHIELD is working with the military in 2011 to track down the Hulk. The military also has access to things that bear a remarkable resemblance to SSR super serum, and General Ross is spouting very Colonel Philips-ish ideas. In addition, information from Erik Selvig indicates that they were involved in Bruce Banner’s research round about his disappearance.
- At the same time, the Avengers Initiative is in gestation, though ‘first’ contact with Asgard has not yet been made. Tony Stark is being scouted, and ultimately, declined as member but accepted as consultant. In exchange, Nick Fury wangles Senator Stern to present Tony and Rhodey with medals. Senator Stern has previously been part of a US Government/military initiative to lay hands on the Iron Man suit, and is later revealed to be a secret death octopus Nazi.
- Tony Stark is, however, sent to discuss the Avengers Initiative with Ross, but possibly with reference more to Blonsky than Banner. Later, Blonsky is revealed to be in a cryo-cell in Alaska.
- Also in 2011, as ‘the Feds,’ they show up in New Mexico, though I do not think they have their logo on the cars. Coulson declares himself as SHIELD to Jane Foster and Erik Selvig, which means nothing to Jane, but Selvig recognises it and remarks that, ‘this is a lot more serious than I realised.’ It is then revealed that he knew Bruce Banner, and that he thinks that SHIELD disappeared both Banner and his research.
- In New Mexico, which is attended by a team that includes a later-revealed death octopus Nazi, SHIELD learns that ‘we are not alone, and we are hopelessly, hilariously, outgunned.’ Later, it is revealed that they have had an alien in a bunker for long enough to have developed a life-saving serum from their body by 2012.
- A few months later, they learn of Steve Rogers’ survival through the military, and it is they who take custody of him until he wakes up and after.
- In 2012, they are working with NASA on the Tesseract. NASA has authority, since it didn’t authorise Selvig to go to test phase. The purpose of the research is unclear; some say it’s renewable energy, some say it’s weapons, it involves portals and an astrophysicist.
- When Bruce Banner meets Natasha Romanoff, he is familiar with both the names SHIELD and Fury. It turns out that SHIELD has been covering his tracks. He may also be familiar with her reputation, which is not necessarily inextricably associated with SHIELD, since Russian Dude thought she was working with Lermentov or something.
- By this point, they have a helicarrier, which is referred to as ‘base.’ Nick Fury answers (not always politely) to the WSC, though Alexander Pierce is not in evidence. They have the capacity to scan every camera connected to a satellite on the planet, and do so, as well as tons of scientific equipment. At least one of the people involved will be revealed to be a HYDRA spy.
- The Avengers Initiative has been shut down in favour of Phase 2, which is Tesseract-powered weapons on the model of HYDRA’s. However, this was within the last year, and Phase 2 isn’t ready. Nick Fury insists that they need a response team, but the people in it end up in it by chance; Stark was only a consultant for the Avengers Initiative (distinguished here from the Avengers), Banner was brought in for the science and may not have been the first priority for ‘Hulked-out dude,’ since Blonsky was in the running, Thor just sort of turned up, admittedly having previously pledged non-specific alliance, Captain America was not out of the ice in the last mention of the Avengers Initiative in the MCU, and Black Widow and Hawkeye were SHIELD agents who were in the right/wrong place at the right/wrong time with the right skills. Later, it is revealed that Steven Strange exists.
- All of these people, however, are being monitored as potential threats, though Nick Fury says he has stopped tracking them at the end (I don’t believe a word.)
- The helicarrier flies stealth, and the quinjet is not recognised by a news broadcaster except as ‘some sort of government aircraft.’ They, in an action that apparently is perfectly in character for Nick Fury, carry out an operation on foreign soil without apparent consultation with local forces; New York is also utterly unwarned, including the military.
- Loki recruits a load of allies from among SHIELD’s enemies, probably on Clint’s advice.
- They have data on explosions and the Mandarin, though they are never actively involved in Tony Stark’s battle against him. (Later, in a short, it appears that there is another Mandarin, who is involved with the Ten Rings, who were involved with a guy who benefited from the death of someone killed by HYDRA.)
- A short while after this point, Coulson is being put together with a response team of SHIELD agents, who are taking on a variety of threats. The most significant is the Project Centipede/Clairvoyant/etc threat, whose ground-level operatives see themselves as catching up with SHIELD, but it turns out that the Clairvoyant is actually a SHIDRA agent, and that the team includes a death octopus Nazi.
- Project Centipede has been using a mix of Extremis, Erskine’s formula, and the Hulk stuff. They also have a machine that can get at your brain.
- SHIELD uses ‘assets.’ One of these is a guy who is, until Events Happen, transported continuously around the country in a convoy.
- They have apparently been giving Jane Foster a hard time and ‘Area 51-ing’ things she wants to investigate. They do precisely this in the aftermath of the dark elf invasion.
- Coulson’s team are working with various local authorities relatively openly, and trucking around in cars with the logo on. One car (without logo) flies.
- In 2014, they are based in the Triskelion, a large and very obvious building in DC. It looks kind of new. It turns out that since the Battle of New York, the WSC has been persuaded to allow Project Insight, and at this point the helicarriers are nearly ready to launch in the middle of an urban area.
- On the top floor is a regular meeting place for the WSC, presided over by Alexander Pierce, ‘Mr Secretary,’ who says he has a ‘seat’ on the council, but appears to function more as a liason. Sitwell, in a garbled list of people dangerous to HYDRA, mentions ‘the other Secretary of Defence.’
- In the Indian Ocean, there is a ship. Aboard this ship are people working on Project Insight, including death octopus Nazis. Nick Fury suspects this, organises some piracy, and sends Steve Rogers, the secretly death octopus Nazi strike team, and Natasha Romanoff to clean it up. Only Natasha Romanoff has any orders relating to intelligence.
- Nick Fury knows something is up. He suspects it’s to do with Project Insight, and advises a delay. He realises shit is Real when he gets somewhat busted up by pseudo-police and the Winter Soldier. We know that he trusts a) a doctor, b) Maria Hill, c) Steve Rogers, and d) Natasha Romanoff, enough to let them in on (separate) parts of what’s going on.
- Alexander Pierce is a death octopus Nazi, he has been working with Zola, and Zola has recreated HYDRA inside SHIELD. They have created disorder, chaos and war, often using the Winter Soldier, whose origins are unclear; Soviet or Zola? Both? Among the people they have bumped off is Howard Stark, though Peggy Carter has escaped unscathed.
- The Winter Soldier is referred to as ‘the asset.’
- The WSC apparently are not death octopus Nazis; the only one we don’t know about is the woman Natasha impersonates.
- However, not all of HYDRA was bound up with SHIELD; ‘a lot of rats didn’t go down with the ship.’ One of these is a facility that has Loki’s sceptre, presumably from SHIDRA, as well as two experimentees; however, people there do not appear very bothered about HYDRA’s downfall.
As I think of more, I’ll reblog with them.
*Still haven’t seen the last two episodes, decided I’ve seen enough spoilers by accident to not care about being unspoiled, read synopses. Sounds like good stuff but I’m lazy.
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