Re: Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D to ABC!
Character rights are usually tied up with whatever property the character originated in or is most associated with. Characters like Pietro and Wanda are on the borderline, but I dont think Deathlok comes anywhere close to being considered an X-Men character.
"There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Maffia." - Winston Niles Rumfoord.