|TV series||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.|
- "The Clairvoyant gives guidance, formulas."
"The changing world, the world your organization brought upon us. We're new to the business of what you've been doing for decades."
- ―Raina and Phil Coulson[src]
The Clairvoyant is a mysterious individual working with the Centipede Group.
- "Will you tell me what he's like?"
"Never. The last person who tried to learn such things got a knife for it. I don't want to have to do that again, Raina. You have such pretty eyes."
"I understand. You can't even whisper to me about him."
"No, I can't."
- ―Raina and Edison Po[src]
When Raina visited Edison Po at the Havenworth Federal Pententiary, she asked him to contact someone known only as "The Clairvoyant" for her mysterious employers for any insights he might have as to "Stage Three" of Centipede's Super-Soldier plan.
After being broken out of prison, Po contacts the Clairvoyant who he claims has trouble finding the man who is the key to "Stage Three" and his weaknesses.
Using lip-reading technology on a recording of Po, Skye brings the Clairvoyant to her team's attention. Phil Coulson does not believe the Clairvoyant to be an actual psychic, stating that they are a myth. However, he later informs S.H.I.E.L.D. of the Clairvoyant's existence, as they are constantly one step ahead of them. Jemma Simmons believes the Clairvoyant to be the Centipede Group's financier.
Po receives new information from the Clairvoyant that he promises to tell Raina at the right time. She presses him for more information about the Clairvoyant, which he refuses to give as he had to gouge out the eyes of the last person who asked such questions. Instead, he flatters her by saying that he told the Clairvoyant about her virtues.
Then when Po interrogates Agent Coulson on his revival in Tahiti Po mentions that he can saw his death. But claims that he can't see how he was brought back to life. Later when his interrogation methods proved ineffective the Clairvoyant contacted Raina and told her to take over before executing Po though his own phone by a way of sonic frequency. After Coulson was rescued by his team the Clairvoyant was revealed to still be at large.
- The Clairvoyant, despite not being seen in person as of yet, is arguably the most personal adversary Coulson's team has ever dealt with due to his knowledge of Coulson's most personal turmoils, his manipulation of various characters like Mike Peterson and Akela Amador, contributions to the Centipede project, and ordering Ian Quinn to execute Skye, so that Coulson and his team would be forced to uncover the details of Coulson's resurrection.
- So far, there has been no solid indication to the Clairvoyant being a man, a woman or even a human being.
- While Raina (who has not had direct contact with the Clairvoyant) refers to them as "him", Po (who has had direct contact with the Clairvoyant) only ever refers to them as "The Clairvoyant".
- Clairvoyance is the ability to psychically view far off events. In the comic books several characters have this ability, though the Clairvoyant's knowledge of intimate memories and dreams seems similar to the powers of the Gamesmaster, an obscure mutant villain from the early 90's. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe S.H.I.E.L.D. considers clairvoyance and other psychic abilities to be a myth, with no verified case having ever been reported.