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Old July 26 2014, 12:36 PM   #166
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Hmm... Stylized meat...

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Old July 26 2014, 02:07 PM   #167
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Whatever they are they're certainly not mechanical like the comic book LMDs. Something like replicants maybe? Genetically engineered life forms grown full size in a tank? Clones? Maybe he's an actual Shield agent who was exposed to some alien tech that made a whole bunch of duplicates, like the twinned Crichtons in Farscape?
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Old July 26 2014, 02:40 PM   #168
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Lawless as a Shield agent, disposable Oswalds, and more Marvel characters to showcased? Season 2 is shaping up to be quite a spectacle.

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Old July 26 2014, 02:49 PM   #169
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Maybe that's why he's the only fat shield against out there?

He could be taller, but if he is a decoy, that width has to be excellent bullet bait.

Having a strong magneto in there, could also generate fields that might be able to attract bullets... Although, if that were so and S.H.I.E.L.D. did share a cinematic universe with the X-Men, then the L.M.D's would be Magneto's bitch.
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Old July 26 2014, 03:03 PM   #170
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It would make my day if Fitz said, "Oh my god, they killed Koenig", followed by Simmons saying, "You bastards".
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Old July 27 2014, 09:59 AM   #171
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Didn't somebody mention that LMDs are indistinguishable from people in contemporary continuity? I thought it was a stupid idea, but I thought somebody had said that.
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Old July 27 2014, 10:44 AM   #172
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That's what a Life Model Decoy does... They pretend to be people so that snipers waste their time shooting at them instead of real people.
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Old July 27 2014, 02:12 PM   #173
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The question is whether that's true of blood and guts as well or if they're only outwardly indistinguishable.
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Old July 27 2014, 03:14 PM   #174
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^They do drip blood and I think Simmons would have noticed something odd in her autopsy of the first Koenig.
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Old July 27 2014, 03:25 PM   #175
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Just to clarify, I'm not asking about Koenig, I'm asking about LMDs. Guy Gardiner suggested that they are indistinguishable and I wanted to clarify.

The goal is to figure out whether Koenig is a LMD based on how LMDs function. It begs the question to say that LMDs appear to be internally like living people because Koenig appears to be internally like a living person.
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Old July 27 2014, 03:59 PM   #176
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More to the point isn't the purpose of LMDs to looks like specific people? Like important high value targets/assassin bait type people? If there is or ever was a "real" Koenig, it appears nobody knows who he is and he's/they're not a terribly effective decoy hiding away in ultra-top secret bunkers...kind of the total opposite of an LMD when you think about it, no?
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Old July 27 2014, 04:08 PM   #177
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More Koenigs, more lanyards, more Oswalt, more fun.
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Old July 27 2014, 04:33 PM   #178
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SHILED in the comics have a lot of LMDs that aren't actually used as decoys for specific people. Just that I can remember, I've seen random ones running secret hideouts (before AoS Koenig and after). Tere was also one I swear was said to be used for spy work (it was mentioned as a "seduction" model or something like that, although I don't remember the specific comic it was mentioned in).

They seem to be used like you'd use a robot, in places they don't want to use human agents, although they apparently don't trust them/don't have enough/the expense is too great to make LMDs the majority of SHIELD agents. LMDs have been known to go rogue too, so at least some are sentient, although I'd assume that's not common. Honestly, seeing a LMD actually used as a decoy, unless they're a Nick Fury LMD, is probably the least common use for them I've seen in comics.
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Old July 27 2014, 05:48 PM   #179
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Seeing as Marvel doesn't have any very near-future plans for a Ms. Marvel movie, I hope that in the very near-future Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can be used to debut her and many more S.H.I.E.L.D./supernatural defense characters besides Mockingbird. I personally hope for Abigail Brand, Daisy Johnson, Clay Quartermain, Jimmy Woo, and Wendell Vaughn.
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Old July 27 2014, 06:57 PM   #180
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There's a difference between having no near future plans for a character and having no plans for a character. If there are distant plans for a character, they still aren't going to want those plans thrown out of whack by having the character appear much earlier in a TV Show. So I'm doubtful they would want Carol Danvers on the show unless it's part of their future plans for the character. After all, once you use a character in one way, you're kind of stuck with that in other ways.
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