Nicholas Joseph Fury
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- Not to be confused with the micro episode Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Fury is the former director of S.H.I.E.L.D., a covert military and intelligence organization tasked with maintaining global security. As head of the agency, Fury would see himself facing off against a number of highly dangerous criminals as he oversaw the supervillain prisons The Cube, Vault, Big House, and Raft. Fury ultimately left S.H.I.E.L.D. after discovering the identity of a Skrull replacing Viper, whereupon he began to make preparations for the war against the alien invaders.
Fury founded the organization S.H.I.E.L.D. to secure the world from villainy threats. Ten years ago, Fury offered Franklin Hall to join S.H.I.E.L.D. to recreate the Super Soldier Serum which he accepted. The project failed and the scientist gained gravikinesis powers. Fury felt responsible and had Franklin locked up in the Raft.
Later, Nick Fury arrived at the Vault to interrogate Baron Strucker about HYDRA's attack on the United Nations. The interrogation is interrupted when the Grim Reaper infiltrates the prison in a plot to free Baron Strucker. After Grim Reaper pinned down Nick Fury, Baron Strucker is freed by Grim Reaper who gives Baron Strucker his mechanical hand. Both Baron Strucker and Grim Reaper make it to one of the hovercars and take off. Nick Fury ends up throwing Baron Strucker back onto the landing pad where the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents easily subdued him and take Baron Strucker back to his cell.
When the Big House had a black out and the supervillains escaped from their cells. The Big House expanded itself from the Pym Particles, causing destruction to the Helicarrier. Fury ordered his men to stabilize the situation. After the report of Maria Hill, he was worried what has happened at the fourth prison the Raft. He along with other agents went on top of the Raft, when they were preparing to take on supervillains, the Raft was pulled up in the sky shocking Fury. The Raft was stuck in the sky, Fury was then then dragged in to the sky where he noticed that Graviton is the cause of it.
Fury wondered what Graviton was planning, which he replied that he wanted revenge. Fury was saved by Thor and Wasp on the ground. He kept the secret of how Franklin Hall received gravity powers to Ant-Man and Wasp. He switched himself with a life model decoy and used it to deceive Graviton, which he crushed the robot while Fury was hiding behind some containers.
After Graviton was defeated by Iron Man, Thor, Wasp, Ant-Man, and Hulk, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents surrounded them to secure the Hulk. Fury stopped them from taking the Hulk and stated that 74 supervillains escaped from the prisons. He offered them to join S.H.I.E.L.D. which the five refused and instead created their own team, called the Avengers. After that Maria Hill reported to him that Graviton was not the cause of the breakouts, which made Fury wonder who really did it.
Some time later, Nick Fury disappeared for unknown reasons and did not leave a message, where Maria Hill was now acting director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Who Do You Trust
Fury along with Mockingbird broke into the Helicarrier, he warned Maria Hill that she should not trust anyone. He gave her a disk of which contained all the information that he knew and left along with Mockingbird before the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents arrived.
He ordered Quake to create an incident with Griffin and made Black Widow kidnap Tony Stark. After Black Widow brought Tony to the warehouse. He showed him the Madame Hydra (Skrull). He explained that the alien was discovered after Hawkeye invaded HYDRA Island along with Mockingbird who went after Viper and discovered that it was shapeshifting alien and brought in secret to Nick Fury. He realized at that point he could not trust anyone. Tony wondered how they knew it is a Skrull, which Fury showed a communication device which he tracked coming from the Helicarrier and in the Avengers, which shocked Tony.
Fury told Tony that he accused Hawkeye of being a Skrull, since he was left alive by the help of Viper. He eventually convinced Tony of this infiltration by the Skrulls and he let him leave his secret hideout.
He watched through along with Quake on a roof, when Tony accused Hawkeye of being a Skrull and left the Avengers. He told Quake, that they wait until the Skrull makes the wrong move and would reveal himself soon.
Fury is a dark skinned male with black hair (the bottom half of which turned white after Baron Strucker attempted to drain him) and brown eyes, with an eyepatch covering his left eye. He typically wears a standard issue S.H.I.E.L.D. uniform, consisting of a full-length black body suit with knee-length black boots and white gloves, alongside a gun holster strapped to his left chest. After leaving S.H.I.E.L.D., he sports a shaved head, with a grey trenchcoat worn over his uniform; in addition, he has since grown a black goatee.
His design is a combination of his Mainstream & Ultimate counterparts.
He is more like a man of action. He wants heroes to join and work for S.H.I.E.L.D., but since they refused, he let them go their own way. He is also an admirer of Captain America, whom his father, Jack Fury, told him about.
He sometimes a little bit arrogant as leader of S.H.I.E.L.D., but he means business and battle seriously.
Powers and Abilities
He is completely ageless due to the infinity-formula treatment and is in peak-human conditioning, thus possessing remarkable-human strength, speed, stamina, agility, reflexes and metabolic rate.
He has military training and experience. He is also skilled in wielding types of guns and in martial arts. With them, he was able to hold on his own in battle.
He wields a laser shotgun and a laser rifle.
Background in other media
- This version of him is a combination of his depiction in the mainstream Marvel comics (616) and his Ultimate Marvel counterpart.
- The first design was a combination of both the 616 and Ultimate versions. He is black like the Ultimate version, but had hair with grey streaks like 616. His later shaved head with goatee look is closer to the Ultimate version. The S.H.I.E.L.D. uniforms are also from the 616 universe while his later fugitive look is from the Ultimate universe.
- ↑ "Iron Man is Born". Brandon Auman (writer) & Vinton Heuck (director). The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. October 24, 2010. No. 3, Season one.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Breakout, Part 1". Christopher Yost (writer) & Sebastian Montes (director). The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. October 20, 2010. No. 1, Season one.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Alone Against A.I.M." Kevin Burke & Chris Wyatt (writers) & Boyd Kirkland (director). The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. April 8, 2012. No. 2, Season two.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Who Do You Trust?". Brian Reed (writer) & Gary Hartle (director). The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. May 13, 2012. No. 7, Season two.