5 Theories About What That [SPOILER] was on ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

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by Kevin Hellions @TeamHellions

in Television

[Big time SPOILERS below, you’ve been warned.]

What the hell was that? Who? Where? WHAT?

That’s how we all reacted Tuesday night as the show that comic book fans love to bitch about threw us something new. Every one of us is going crazy trying to figure out who this thing is and where the show is going from here. I’ve compiled a few theories. I’ll admit I was wrong about Deathlok (totally thought it would be Rage) but I cant be wrong all the time!

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Saul AKA Garbha-Hsien

A lot of people like this theory because of the “Guest House” references in the episode (Guest House – GH – Garbha Hsien). Saul is also an Eternal mutant who can “regenerate injured or missing cells”, which could be used to heal Coulson and Skye. Problem with this theory is he’s a mutant, and all mutants fall under 20th Century Fox’s X-Men movie deal and thus are unavailable for the Marvel movie universe.

An Atlantean

No one has seen a denizen of Atlantis yet in the Marvel movies, or any of the Marvel comics movies from other studios (according to this graphic, Universal owns the movie rights to Namor). However, taking the comics into consideration, some if not all of them are larger than the average human and have blue skin. We all expect to see Namor the Sub Mariner on screen at some point, but chances are it will be within the Fantastic Four franchise. Because of that the citizens of his kingdom must also be eliminated from possibility.

A Frost Giant

This would make a lot of sense. We’ve seen Frost Giants in the Thor movies. They are established. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has had Asgardians in multiple episodes. It all works. The problem here is that the big blue guy doesn’t quite look like a Frost Giant. He is similar, but just different enough that we’re going to have to give this one a pass as well.

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A Zatoan

The Zatoans are an alien race scheduled to debut in the Marvel movie universe this summer within Guardians of the Galaxy. One of them, Yondu, is rumored to play a large part in GOTG. Since the Guardians concept is so out there compared to the rest of the Marvel movies, something may need to be utilized in order to tie it all in together. Introducing an alien race on S.H.I.E.L.D. and then expanding that idea within GOTG would be a clever idea.

A Kree (and Captain Marvel)

I honestly believe this to be the most likely possibility. So much can fall into place if you’re willing to play armchair super hero. Follow this theory: The big blue guy is a member of the Kree race, specifically he is Captain Marvel. Or as he is also known, Geheneris HalaSon Mahr Vehl. There’s that GH again. Captain Marvel’s body is needed for the blood (or whatever other fluid they’re stealing from him) but it couldn’t support his brain. His mind was transferred into a dead agent known as Phil Coulson. Coulson’s true memories were layered over top but he still has the Kree brain in his sub conscious trying to get out, which is why he looked like he saw a ghost. He did see a ghost- himself.

The bigger reveal will be that the Kree have been coming for years and experimenting with genetics, creating Kree-human hybrids, which S.H.I.E.L.D. is aware of and labels, as 084s (Just like Skye, which would also explaining why it healed her so fast).

So what do you think?

Kevin Hellions (@TeamHellionsis the creator of Team Hellions. You can find him enjoying everything from 2CW to the Young Adult (meaning comic book) section of the local library. 

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jay Malone March 6, 2014 at 7:55 am

Solid theory!


GeneralsJoes March 6, 2014 at 8:41 am

I LOVE the Kree idea. Really love it. That hadn’t occurred to me, but it does tie in nicely with Captain Marvell… and it would be cool for a relatively major Marvel plot point to tie into the show instead of the mostly fringe stuff we’ve seen so far.


Lamar the Revenger March 6, 2014 at 8:53 am

I agree with the Kree theory AND is tied to GotG. Did yiu notice the Dr. Strange plug & how “He’s off the grid..”


Dex March 6, 2014 at 9:11 pm

They were saying what sounded like some other Dr’s name and then I swear they said Dr Strange and I was all “say what now?”


JRW March 9, 2014 at 2:10 am

They were referring to Ron Glass’s character (Dr. Streiten does sound like Dr. Strange). The doctor appeared in 2 episodes, and now is MIA along with all of the other doctors that were listed as working on Coulson.


Cool and Collected March 6, 2014 at 9:09 am

When I was watching this the other night, I was sure that i was the only one who didn’t know what that thing in the tube was! Glad to know I’m not alone. 😉 You’ve done your homework sir! I think it’s probably a frost giant, only because they keep referencing the Thor movies, but it will be interesting to see how things turn out.


Mando44646 March 6, 2014 at 7:57 pm

I just read an article where Marvel owns the live action non-film rights to Spider Man due to how the deal with Sony is set up for film rights. If this can be extended to Fox’s film rights regarding FF and X Men, that opens up a lot of possibilities. However I have NOT seen the same thing said about the Fox owned franchises.

I think the Atlantean idea also has merit. In Avengers, a SHIELD map shows both Wakanda and Atlantis’ locations. That graphic claims Universal has Namor, but why would Marvel split off an Avengers mainstay character? Chances are that that is outdated info and this might be a way to intro Atlantis.

Also worth noting that the Kree debuted in FF, but clearly belong to Marvel since there are at least two Kree in GotG. This means other alien species we may think belongs to Fox via FF may in fact still belong to Marvel


Dex March 6, 2014 at 9:10 pm

I vote for Kree but I wouldn’t be surprised if they tie it into GotG.


Fango April 3, 2014 at 8:49 pm

im pretty sure the film rights of mutants only applies to film and not tv shows.


P-A R May 14, 2014 at 12:41 am

***Spoiler of the 22 episode :
In the finally three personne have the blood : Coulson, Skye, and M.x. M.x write something in **** and at the end Coulson do it too. Si : 1- i don’t really think of the mind transfert, and 2- Why both M.x and coulson write something in the same language but not skye ?


Meleena September 19, 2014 at 7:43 am

Ghere were two ms. Marvels at some point in a story arc in comics. Why not make skye still skye a.k.a, ms. Marvel for tv then carol danvers aka captain marvel on the bigscreen then later on , a face-off. Ms. Marvel vs. captain marvel i’m sure they could find a way to fit it in


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