|Leader|| Nick Fury |
Maria Hill (acting director)
|First appearance||Iron Man is Born|
The Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, better known as S.H.I.E.L.D., is a secret multinational military/espionage peacekeeping organization. The leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. is Nick Fury. They keep the peace and order on Earth.
The organization possess the most advanced weapons like the Hulkbusters, Mandroids, and the Helicarrier. Most of all weapons are from Stark Industries, being modifed or reversed engineered after Tony Stark refuses to sell more advanced weapons and technology to them.
In an Omega-level emergency, all Hulkbusters, United States Military, possibly MRD and other independent military units are all 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, and alien invaders, 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.
- Nick Fury
- Maria Hill (acting leader)
- 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
- First time that Hill led S.H.I.E.L.D. in animation.