A long time ago, when the very first promo for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was released we put together an article showing all the different S.H.I.E.L.D. logos that were spotted in the promo.  Throughout the 35 episodes that have aired since then we have seen these variations many times however last week a brand new S.H.I.E.L.D. logo was revealed.

The reveal of this secret organization known as the "Real S.H.I.E.L.D." came as quite a shock to audiences and all week viewers have been speculating about who is behind the "real" S.H.I.E.L.D., where this new logo has come from, and what it means.

We don’t have any actual answers for you but here are some thoughts to consider.

As viewers we know that Nick Fury promoted Agent Coulson to Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. but when you stop and think about it, Fury was in hiding at the time and presumed dead by all but the few people he really trusted. Unless something we are unaware of happened, this must mean that whatever was left of S.H.I.E.L.D. has no knowledge of the fact that Fury put Coulson in charge so who do they think took over the leadership of S.H.I.E.L.D. or do they assume Coulson took over leadership of his own accord?

At this point we don’t even know if any of the Avengers know Coulson is actually alive so who do the Avengers think is leading S.H.I.E.L.D.?

During the uprising of Hydra when Fury faked his death he put Captain America in charge of the current situation, could the five-pointed stars on the "Real S.H.I.E.L.D." shield represent Captain America?

At the end of Captain America: The Winter Solider we see that Agent Maria Hill has teamed up with Stark Industries. We know Tony Stark isn’t always a team player so is it possible they are tied up in this mysterious parallel organization being called the "real" S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Spoilers for upcoming episodes reveal that Robert Gonzales (Edward James Olmos) plays a role in the "Real S.H.I.E.L.D." but is he the leader or just someone high up in the organization?

Some of our questions may be answered in this week’s episode but we have to wonder, with the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron just around the corner, could this be a significant tie-in?

What are your thoughts?

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