GeekMom’s countdown to the premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on September 24 continues with a series of profiles of the characters you’ll be meeting on the show. Click on the show’s tag at the end of the article to see all of the posts so far. For more on the other members of the team, you can read their profiles at the links below:
Fitz and Simmons
Today we are featuring one of the show’s most enigmatic characters, identified in the pilot only as Skye (and that might not even be her real name). When we first meet her, Skye (Chloe Bennet) is at odds with S.H.I.E.L.D., believing (not without reason) that the organization’s motives for tracking down “gifted” individuals aren’t always pure.
Equipped with a laptop and some high-tech hacking software in a tricked-out van, she monitors superhero activity and broadcasts defiant messages on behalf of a shadowy group called the Rising Tide. But the nature of her affiliation with the group and her true loyalties remain a mystery.
Much of what happens with the character in the pilot ventures into spoilerish territory, so for the benefit of those who don’t want to know too much, we’re going to keep the details classified for now.
Let’s just say that she’s a skilled hacker, a conspiracy theorist, a superhero enthusiast, and definitely someone you’d rather have working for you than against you. We also can’t help but notice how the sparks fly between her and Agent Grant Ward, but more on that in his profile tomorrow.
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