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A list of trivia related to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

References to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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References to Marvel Comics

  • Although Chan Ho Yin is an original character, the codename "Scorch" has been frequently used in the comics by characters with powers similar to Chan's.
  • Raina shares her name with a character from the comic books, a member of the Hauk'ka from the Savage Lands. Though she does not appear to be based on this character, a reference to her having the same name is made in Beginning of the End when John Garrett tells Raina that they are "prehistoric creatures". Later, a character based on Ruth Negga's appearance and portrayal of Raina was introduced in the mainstream comics as an Inhuman.
  • The series uses the term "Gifted", the title of one of the story arcs from Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men, to refer to people with powers, presumably due to the fact that 20th Century Fox owns the rights to the X-Men, and even the mutant concept.
  • The Bus' official designation as "S.H.I.E.L.D. 6-1-6" is a reference to the main Marvel Comics continuity, called Earth-616.
  • In Yes Men, Sif mentions many alien races that are acknowledged to exist before their first formal appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as Interdites, Pheragots, Levians, Sarks, Centaurians and the Kree.
  • Skye references the well known "With great power comes great responsibility" Spider-Man's quote in episode 1.01: Pilot, although she changes the ending before finishing the quote.
  • During their first mission, Jemma Simmons describes their future missions as a "Journey into Mystery", referencing a long-running Marvel series, where Thor made his first appearance.
  • The truck emblazoned "Rocky Mountain Office Supplies" in The Asset is a reference to the complex in the Rocky Mountains where Graviton was created in the comics.
  • Leo Fitz's recurring references to Professor Vaughn are most likely references to Wendell Vaughn.
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References to Disney

As The Walt Disney Company is also the owner of Marvel Studios, some references to previous Disney works are made in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:

Agent Mack
  • Agent Mack's name and role as a trucker is an homage to the character Mack, an animated truck in the Disney film Cars.
  • The quote about a "magic broom" to clean up the damages made by the battle between Thor and Malekith is a reference to the famous segment The Sorcerer's Apprentice from the movie Fantasia.
  • In "A Fractured House," Bobbi Morse can be seen wearing a Star Wars shirt.
  • In "Ascension," while Phil Coulson is using a hologram to stall Hive, he mimics Princess Leia’s message to Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars: A New Hope.
  • In "The Good Samaritan," Phil Coulson and Jeffery Mace argue about Han Solo and Admiral Ackbar being heroes, as well as mentioning the Rebels and the Empire.

References to Joss Whedon's Previous Works


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