Agents of SHIELD. Season 1 Discussion Thread

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  1. Christopher

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    Indeed. That would be a horribly discriminatory law.

    And indeed there is no such law. A number of people in the US have legally changed their names to mononyms, including Cher, the magician Teller, and the wrestlers called Chyna and Warrior.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_legally_mononymous_people

    Basically, you can give yourself whatever name you want with only a few exceptions:

    http://family.findlaw.com/marriage/how-to-legally-change-your-name.html
     
  2. Timelord Victorious

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    Really? Is that the same USA where people look at you funny for not even having at least an initial as a middle name? XD
     
  3. Star Wolf

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    Sure, we have funny looking people all over
     
  4. Enterprise1701

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    Alright, I concede on the naming thing.
    That's true. I have no middle name, and most people are surprised when they hear that before dismissing it as an unimportant issue.

    On different subjects, how much of the world believes and doesn't believe in the concept of innocent S.H.I.E.L.D.agents? And I wonder what agency May's mom is retired from.
     
  5. Yminale

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    The problem is how can you tell? As I stated before, everyone in SHIELD is a possible HYDRA agent until proven otherwise. Knowing that, it's just easier rounding them up and imprisoning them indefinitely.

    On thing that is bothering me is that why is everybody assuming it's only SHIELD that's been compromised. Pierce worked in the State Department and we know at least one Senator was a HYDRA agent.

    HYDRA!!! Just kidding. Probably either CIA, NSA, Military Intelligence or State department.
     
  6. sojourner

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    So, will season 2 be the rebuilding of SHIELD?
     
  7. Hartzilla2007

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    Then why the hell did he tell their leader that he was worried about a plan he knew something was fishy about and would probably figure they were involved with.

    Hell Captain America: the Winter Soldier kind of blows holes in the Fury knew about HYDRA theory what with him doing things that would be boneheaded if he knew the whole time or being surprised by things that would seem obvious if he knew about HYDRA.
     
  8. Yminale

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    Probably not to look insubordinate or tip them off.

    Not necessarily, he may have suspected HYDRA but had no evidence (hence him hiring those mercenaries to attack a SHIELD communication ship)
     
  9. Alidar Jarok

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    He suspected something, I don't think he necessarily suspected HYDRA. I seem to recall dialog exactly on point for this in the movie, but I'm not spending another $10 to find it.
     
  10. The Old Mixer

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    Seriously? I totally didn't catch that....

    Now we can call her a Mary Sue all we want! It's literally true!
     
  11. Yminale

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    He must have suspected something truly nasty to basically commit treason and fund an act of terrorism. I don't think he would have done it unless he knew it was HYDRA.
     
  12. Enterprise1701

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    I wonder. Loki's scepter from The Avengers was seized by S.H.I.E.L.D. and presumably studied. But we saw Garrett raid the Fridge for HYDRA, so why wasn't the scepter there since we know from Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    that Baron von Strucker and his cronies have it
    . The scepter seems like something extremely important for regular S.H.I.E.L.D.to lose track of. And on that note, why isn't Baron von Strucker coming to pick up all the important stuff Garrett stole? Wouldn't he personally want to use the Peruvian 0-8-4?
     
  13. Agent Richard07

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    He had Chuck Norris-level popularity at one point.

    "Coulson died 20 years ago. Death just hasn't built up the courage to tell him yet."

    "Coulson can win a game of Connect Four in three moves."

    "Coulson can get breakfast at McDonald's after 10:30."

    "Coulson has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead, it's just afraid to move."

    "If you spell Phil Coulson in Scrabble, you win forever."

    I thought everyone got it so I didn't think it was worth mentioning. And Mixer, her full name was Mary Sue Poots.

    I'm sure the movies take priority which means stalling as free agents until the next development in Age of Ultron. If the show is lucky, it'll be allowed some build-up as a tie-in.
     
  14. Marsden

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    I hope Jasper was an LMD.

    I think Fury wanted Coulson back because if there was anyone who wasn't Hydra, it was Phil. But I don't have anything to base that on.
     
  15. Alidar Jarok

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    He also did not know the extent of Project Insight nor that whatever the problem was controlled it. He thought there might be a problem, though, which is why he asked to delay the project.

    Where do you think he wanted to commit treason? :confused:
     
  16. sojourner

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    That's assuming the movies focus on it. I personally think the movies will be moving away from the SHIELD centric storylines.
     
  17. DEWLine

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    Thanks for this.

    :cool:
     
  18. DEWLine

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    By the by, did anyone recognize who played May's mother?
     
  19. Turtletrekker

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    Tsai Chin appeared with Ming Na-Wen in "The Joy Luck Club", and appropriately enough for a woman playing a former spy, she has been in two James Bond movies.
     
  20. Star Wolf

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    Not just in a Bond movie but a bona fide "Bond girl" in You'll Only Live Twice