- "I don't wanna wait for somebody to give us a chance. It's time that we took a chance for ourselves."
- ―Claire Wise
Using the Weapon
- "That thing fell out of the sky, into our laps; I mean to me, that's a sign, okay?"
- ―Claire Wise to Benjamin Pollack
Claire Wise's boyfriend, Benjamin Pollack, found a Chitauri Gun after the Battle of New York that supposedly fell into his lap. Despite the weapons seemingly having all been broken after the battle, Pollack repaired the weapon and learned how to use it. Due to their poor financial situation, he and Wise agreed to take their getting of the weapon as a sign of good fortune and use it to assist in robbing banks to raise money.
As the couple sat in the car outside the first bank, Pollack expressed his concern over their decision, noting that it might be a mistake; however, Wise was able to convince him that their getting the gun was a sign and they need to use it, telling him that she loved him. With Pollack onboard, the pair collected money from multiple banks in America; however, their constant activity allowed S.H.I.E.L.D. to track them down.
Captured by Agent Sitwell
- "This one works just fine, any idea why that is?"
"Benny got it to work. What? You did."
- ―Jasper Sitwell and Claire Wise
After stopping at a motel, Wise and Pollack relaxed, and rejoiced in their criminal success. However, they were quickly caught by S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jasper Sitwell, who restrained them. Sitwell told them that S.H.I.E.L.D. ordered him to put the thieves down, but, after Wise spurted that Pollack repaired the weapon, Sitwell became intrigued. The agent offered a compromise, allowing the pair to return with him to S.H.I.E.L.D., and work as agents.
- "Do you know how to make coffee?"
- ―Felix Blake and Claire Wise
Seeing no other option, Pollack and Wise agreed, and Pollack was recruited as a S.H.I.E.L.D. engineer, and Wise became an assistant for Felix Blake. Sitwell brought the pair to meet Blake who was extremely unimpressed by Sitwell's decision, especially considering Wise's incompetence in such work, as Wise revealed she did not know how to make him a cup of coffee.
- Benjamin Pollack - Boyfriend
- S.H.I.E.L.D. (First Incarnation)