|Leader|| Nick Fury|
Maria Hill (acting director)
|First appearance||Iron Man is Born|
The Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division or S.H.I.E.L.D. is a covert military and intelligence organization tasked with maintaining global security. Originally based in the United States, the agency currently operates on a global scale, serving as the planet's first line of defense against various threats. Director Nick Fury served as the head of the organization until the Skrull invasion, whereupon he was succeeded by Maria Hill.
Organization and Structure
The organization is equipped with highly advanced state-of-the-art weaponry, most of which were supplied to them by industrialist manufacturer Stark Industries. After CEO Tony Stark pulled his company out from the weapons business, most of their remaining equipment was either modifed or reversed engineered as the latter utterly refused to sell anymore weapons to them.
In an Omega-level emergency, all Hulkbusters, possibly MRD and other independent military units are under direct control and command of the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. to contain and meet any expected or unexpected threats from supervillains, extraterrestrials, etc.
Often they assisted the Avengers on numerous missions. The only problem is that the Avengers and other heroes are working independently on their own, not working for them.
They are almost getting hostile to the Avengers under Maria Hill ever since Fury disappeared with no trace. Maria Hill had stated that S.H.I.E.L.D. will go after all superheroes including the Avengers if they don't want to join them to Tony Stark in his office.
S.H.I.E.L.D. captures supervillians who have gotten gamma radiation. They claimed that they try to help them of their condition but it is clear that they only want to change them into weapons under their control according to Bruce Banner.
During the Breakout, multiple S.H.I.E.L.D. agents attempted to contain the villains, however many were knocked out. Two were flung by Whirlwind, while another, after seemingly being injured, was petrified by Grey Gargoyle. Many were later impersonated by Skrulls.
- Clay Quartermain (Skrull) (formerly)
Known S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents
- Black Widow (formerly)
- Hawkeye (formerly)
- Jimmy Woo
- Jasper Sitwell
- Eric O'Grady
- Chris McCarthy
- Many unnamed agents.
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicopter
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Mandroid Battle Suits
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Weapons and Gear
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Fighter Jets
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Flying Car
- The Avengers: EMH version of S.H.I.E.L.D. (as well as the characters that are associated with the organization) is the same as the comic book incarnation of S.H.I.E.L.D (mainly through the organization's objectives, functions, uniforms, helicarrier, antagonism and occasional association with the Avengers, and more)
Background in other media
- This is the first animated series in which Hill has led S.H.I.E.L.D.