New Character for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

January 25, 2014

Well the next episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. is going to be a fully packed one.  We already know that Stan Lee is scheduled to make a cameo in the February 4th episode, but now we find out a new character will be joining the agents.


Well not exactly a “new” character.  Mike Peterson is a character we met on the very first episode.  He was a super human with strength that no one could match.  Peterson had been supplied with the Centipede serum (which is made up of alien metal, gamma radiation, the Extremis Virus, and the Super-Soldier Serum) giving him his super powers.

We have seen this character in a few episodes this season.  In episode 10, Phil Coulson recruited Mike Peterson to his team for super-soldier support when soldiers working for Project Centipede spring Edison Po (Cullen Douglas) from prison following their perfection of the Centipede serum.  Centipede kidnaps Mike’s son Ace in the episode.  When Coulson escorts Peterson to an arranged prisoner exchange, Peterson reveals that Centipede wants Coulson in exchange for Ace, not Peterson, but Peterson cannot go through with this betrayal. Nonetheless, Coulson, to save Ace’s life, agrees to be taken prisoner. After the exchange, Peterson tries to rescue Coulson, but Centipede sets off an explosion, in which Peterson is presumed killed

In episode 11, it’s revealed that Peterson is alive, albeit badly burned, missing the lower half of his right leg, and has had one of the controlling eyes implanted in him by someone working for the Clairvoyant.

Now we know his character is going to become the fan favorite from the comics, Deathlok.  The only part we don’t know is if he will fight with S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents or against them.  Deathlok (a.k.a. Deathlok the Demolisher”) is a  cyborg. He first appeared inAstonishing Tales #25 (Aug. 1974), and was created by Rich Buckler and Doug Moench. At least three subsequent Marvel characters have used the “Deathlok” identity since then. A recurring theme among these characters is that a dead human has been reanimated with cybernetic technology.

As time goes on we will find out which identity he will take on.  As more information, becomes available we will be sure to share it with all of you.

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