|Nicholas J. "Nick" Fury|
|Played By:||Samuel L Jackson|
|First Appeared:||1×02 0-8-4|
edit] Character Summary
After the hull breach of the newly renovated plane, Director Nicholas J. "Nick" Fury made a personal visit to The Bus to examine the damage involved and to chew out the team leader, Phil Coulson for being so careless with the plane. He also cautioned Coulson about the dangers of hiring Skye, a member of The Rising Tide, and forbade any modifications to the plane.
He was extremely concerned when Coulson was kidnapped by Project Centipede, and immediately sent in Agent Victoria Hand to assist Agent Grant Ward’s team in Coulson’s rescue, with both himself and his deputy, Commander Maria Hill, constantly calling Agent Hand for updates on the rescue mission, an action that baffled the Level 8 agent who called this level of response on Coulson’s kidnap "unprecedented". He was reportedly "very relieved" at Coulson’s rescue, but was soon faced with a changed Coulson forcefully requesting for the true file on his death and recovery, which was previously only for Clearance Level 10 (to wit, for Director Fury’s eyes only).
It was later revealed that he personally opened a World War II bunker not on S.H.I.E.L.D. records (named "Guest House") where Coulson was moved for his "death and recovery operation" (as opposed to the Bethesda facility purportedly where Coulson was treated after the Battle of New York), as it was at this top secret facility that Fury experimented on the extraction of unknown serums from an alien creature codenamed "G.H.", under Project T.A.H.I.T.I.. One of the serums, codenamed GH325, has the power to trigger advanced cellular regeneration in humans, to the point of being able to repair postmortem cellular deterioration in a corpse (as evidenced with Coulson). None of this information was ever officially declassified in any S.H.I.E.L.D. documents, and he was later revealed to have gone off-grid soon after Coulson was rescued from Project Centipede
After being attacked by Hydra while driving his car and suffering severe injuries during The Uprising Fury faked his death. He briefly came out of hiding to help end Project Insight but then went back into hiding and his whereabouts (and knowledge of his survival) is under Full Eclipse Protocol
After the Battle of New York Fury had established a secret base referred to as Providence and the caretaker of the base Agent Eric Koenig informed Agent Coulson that Fury was alive when Couslon found his way to the secret base after receiving a hidden message from Fury in his S.H.I.E.L.D. badge.
- Phil Coulson
Fury went so far to call Coulson his "one good eye" in The Avengers, a sentiment supported by Agent Victoria Hand calling Coulson one of Fury’s favorites. The relationship is otherwise very professional on the surface, as they connect more as employer-employee rather than as friends, as Fury was once Coulson’s Supervising Officer. Coulson remains one of Fury’s most trustworthy and capable agents, and while Coulson didn’t bear a pointed grudge when Fury sacrificed his precious Captain America trading cards to kickstart the Avengers Initiative, he was also not above manipulating Fury’s goodwill into giving him a mobile command unit and a small team made for the express purpose of circumventing most (though not all) of the bureaucracy surrounding S.H.I.E.L.D.
edit] Training and Abilities
As a former decorated Colonel of the United States army, Director Fury is well versed in both combat and command. An expert tactician, skilled weapons expert, and master puppet master, he oversees the day-to-day operations of S.H.I.E.L.D. with an effective, no-nonsense leadership style, and is not above manipulating his own agents to achieve his ends.
- 1×02 0-8-4
- 1×22 Beginning of the End
edit] Memorable Quotes
- Nick Fury: Really? Really, Coulson? Six days? It only took you six days to take a completely renovated state-of-the-art machinery and turn it into scrap?
- Nick Fury: Talking to me about authority.
- Fury was the supervising officer of both Phil Coulson and John Garrett
edit] Other Appearances
- Iron Man
- Iron Man 2
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- The Avengers
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- ↑Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- ↑1×18 Providence
- ↑1×17 Turn, Turn, Turn