- "When I got out of the hospital it turned out there had never been a S.H.I.E.L.D., just HYDRA hiding behind one. I signed up to protect the world from these dangerous alien elements."
"We still do that."
"The hell you do, you use them, unleash them, you've got those freaks working for you. Hell Phil, you are one. Makes me sick."
- ―Felix Blake and Phil Coulson
Felix Blake was a loyal and dedicated Level 7 Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.. He was tasked by Director Nick Fury to find Item 47, one of the Chitauri Guns that were left behind during the Battle of New York. He sent Jasper Sitwell as a field agent to retrieve it, but Sitwell ended up recruiting the people who stole it, Benjamin Pollack and Claire Wise, into S.H.I.E.L.D., appointing Wise as Blake's assistant. During the hunt for the Clairvoyant, Blake assisted Coulson's Team under the orders of Victoria Hand; however, this mission nearly cost Blake his life due to an encounter with Deathlok, who broke his spine.
Blake was taken to a hospital, where he recovered from most of his injuries, though the extensive damage rendered him paraplegic. Once he left the hospital, Blake found out that S.H.I.E.L.D. collapsed during the HYDRA Uprising and, wanting to protect mankind using extreme measures, he founded the Watchdogs, unknowingly becoming HYDRA's pawn.
Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Blake joined S.H.I.E.L.D. and rose through its ranks until gainining Level 7 clearance. During his career he was fixated on Howard Stark's Nitramene, thinking it might be something S.H.I.E.L.D. could add to their arsenal.
- "I don't think you're taking this assignment very seriously."
"That's funny; I was just thinking the same thing about you. While you've been in here gathering video clips, I've been out investigating."
- ―Felix Blake and Jasper Sitwell
In 2012 Agent Blake was assigned by Nick Fury to retrieve a Chitauri weapon found and used for bank robbery by two civilians after the Battle of New York. Along with Jasper Sitwell, Blake tracked down the two robbers and sent Sitwell to intercept them and collect the alien weapon. Much to Blake's disappointment, when Sitwell returned to the base, he had not killed the two robbers; instead recruiting them as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Claire Wise, one of the two, was assigned to be Blake's new assistant, but, among not having any particular capability, was not skilled enough to make coffee, much to Blake's annoyance.
- "That doesn't sound like the Phil Coulson I used to know."
"No, I suppose it doesn't, get used to it."
- ―Felix Blake and Phil Coulson
Blake received Level 7 clearance and learnt that Phil Coulson had survived his attack during the Attack on the Helicarrier. Blake was Coulson's contact when Coulson's Team retrieved a Chitauri Helmet infected with an alien virus. Blake relayed S.H.I.E.L.D.'s orders to dispose of Coulson's infected team-mate Jemma Simmons, Coulson pretended not to receive the order on the chance that Simmons could perfect her own cure.
Afterwards, Blake arrived on the Bus to take the Chitauri helmet away to a secure S.H.I.E.L.D. facility. He claimed that Coulson's excuses for not speaking to him were foolish and obvious as there were other S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents listening to the conversation. He warned Coulson that if he continued to pull such stunts, the higher-ups at S.H.I.E.L.D. could take his team away from him, whether he liked it or not. Coulson seemed surprisingly confident however and Blake remarked that he didn't sound like the Phil Coulson he once knew. As Blake left he gently touched Coulson's car Lola.
Blake had his suspicions about a conspiracy involving some of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s high-ranking agents. He told Victoria Hand that he believed Phil Coulson's team were double agents because of their disrespect for S.H.I.E.L.D. procedures. Blake and Hand kept their doubts to Coulson's loyalty secret.
Hunt for the Clairvoyant
Agent Blake was called to the Bus from a S.H.I.E.L.D. Aircraft Carrier by Phil Coulson. As the Bus flew over the North Pole, Coulson had a meeting with Blake that also included Agents Victoria Hand, Jasper Sitwell, John Garrett, Antoine Triplett, Grant Ward, and Melinda May to discuss a plan to learn the identity of the Clairvoyant using Index rejects. Blake was skeptical about the idea of there being a real Clairvoyant. Blake later witnessed Skye become a Level 1 S.H.I.E.L.D. agent due to her loyalty and bravery after being wounded by Ian Quinn.
As part of the plan, Blake was randomly chosen to be May's partner as they investigated whether Thomas Nash was the Clairvoyant. As they walked together, Blake asked May what her zodiac sign was, trying to learn why the two of them were selected to work together. May reminded him that the choice was completely random. The two went to Tranquility Bridge, an assisted living home in Macon, Georgia. When they arrived Blake was unimpressed and asked if they were here to talk to a doctor rather than a patient as he knew the patients would likely be comatose or mentally challenged.
While in the facility, Blake was attacked by Deathlok. During the battle, Blake fired a full round into Deathlok's chest, which seemingly had no effect. He was able to shoot a tracker in Deathlok before being strangled. Blake attempted to explain to Mike Peterson that he could still be saved and that he had a son that missed him. Deathlok responded that Mike Peterson was dead, and then threw Blake against the ground and veritably caved in Blake's abdomen with his prosthetic leg. May was able to defend herself and Deathlok escaped before May got medical attention for Blake.
Blake was brought to the Hub to receive medical attention. His condition was described as critical. It is assumed that he was then moved to a S.H.I.E.L.D. Trauma Facility. When Agent Antoine Triplett saw Jemma Simmons hide her research on GH.325 from him, he told her that Blake got his ribs caved-in, and his blood would be on her if she did not share her research. Blake didn't witness the HYDRA Uprising as he spent the next few months in hospital and was horrified when he discovered the truth.
Blake recovered in the hospital, despite being confined to a wheelchair. He then founded the Watchdogs, becoming their leader. However, he communicated with them via hologram, in order to hide his disability. He supplied his men with weapons, such as Nitramene, which he suspended to convert it into gel form. Blake orchestrated an attack on an Advanced Threat Containment Unit facility to steal a nuclear warhead.
The Watchdogs attacked the facility an hour later, using Nitramene to implode the building under Blake's orders. Afterwards, he ordered his men to find and kill a presumed Inhuman, knowing that their attack would draw one out. The attack drew the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D., now under the directorship of Phil Coulson, who later searched one of Blake's safehouses in Atlanta, Georgia. Blake appeared there via hologram and accused Coulson of betraying humanity by protecting and recruiting Inhumans and creating the Secret Warriors.
Coulson refuted that his mission was not seeking to spread hate, and suspected that Blake had something else up his sleeve, as giving speeches was not one of his tactics that Coulson had witnessed during their careers together. He then inquired as to how Blake knew which facility to hit, suspecting that HYDRA supplied him the intel, and insinuated that HYDRA was using Blake. He then revealed that his companion, Lincoln Campbell, was an Inhuman, whom he ordered to attack, suspecting that Blake was not physically present, Campbell fired a blast of electricity which revealed Blake's hologram.
Deal with Giyera
- "I kept my part of the deal, now I expect you to keep yours. I want weaponry, and not that Stark Industries reissue crap, I'm talking about the big guns, so we can finally hunt down these freaks."
"Yes, freaks. If everything goes as planned, we'll all get what we want, Mr. Blake."
- ―Felix Blake and Giyera
Blake later delivered the warhead to his backer, Giyera, and Blake demanded that Giyera was to provide better weapons than Howard Stark's old designs so the Watchdogs could wage war on the Inhumans, calling them freaks. Giyera turned to Blake and promised that if everything went according to plan, everyone would get what they desired.
Agent Blake is a serious agent, who tends to do everything by the book, leaving no space for creativity. As with all agents, he is a well trained in intelligence affairs and, possibly, in armed and unarmed combat. It appears that Agent Blake has a notable taste for coffee; he asked to Claire Wise if she knew how to make coffee just after she was assigned to be his assistant,and when he was in the Bus with the other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents he said he needed more coffee. He has a tendency to interrupt people during a conversation; former colleague Phil Coulson correctly concluded that he and Lincoln Campbell were talking to a hologram because Blake was interrupting less often than Coulson expected.
The HYDRA Uprising and the crippling injuries he sustained at the hands of Deathlok disillusioned Blake to S.H.I.E.L.D. and its values, leading him to only see the negatives of the agency and embittering him towards his former colleagues. This may have been partially responsible for the raving anti-alien bigotry he developed as a result of the Inhuman Outbreak. He had no qualms with calling Inhumans freaks to their faces, he indirectly called Phil Coulson a freak for having been revived using an alien-derived drug, and he willingly allowed the activities of the Watchdogs, the hate group he founded, to spiral into terrorism and outright murder of not only Inhumans, or someone a Watchdog falsely believed to be an Inhuman, but anyone associated with an Inhuman target. His genocidal designs for Inhumans led him to unknowingly ally with HYDRA in order to obtain weapons.
- Expert Marksman: Blake was able to shoot Deathlok without error when he was attacked.
- Master Tactician: Blake studied video footage of the robberies that used Item 47 to know how to capture the assailants. When Phil Coulson needed advice on how to proceed during his search for the Clairvoyant, he asked Blake for advice. Blake, thinking while in battle, took the time to change from bullets to Tag Rounds so Deathlok could be tracked.
- Smith & Wesson M&P: The Smith & Wesson M&P pistol is the standard sidearm carried by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, and as such, Blake carried it during his field missions. He used the weapon to shoot at Deathlok in Georgia, and seeing he could withstand bullets, he used one of Leo Fitz's Tag Rounds to, at the very least, allow S.H.I.E.L.D. to track Deathlok.
- Heckler & Koch USP: Blake carried this pistol to threaten Phil Coulson and Lincoln Campbell when S.H.I.E.L.D. discovered he was the leader of the Watchdogs. However, he did not use the handgun to defend himself as Blake confronted Coulson and Campbell through a hologram to hide his true condition.
- S.H.I.E.L.D. (First Incarnation)
- Nick Fury - Director
- Maria Hill - Deputy Director
- Victoria Hand † - Colleague
- Jasper Sitwell † - Colleague
- Claire Wise - Enemy turned Assistant
- Benjamin Pollack - Enemy turned Colleague
- Coulson's Team
- Garrett's Team
- Watchdogs - Leader
- Giyera †
- S.H.I.E.L.D. (Second Incarnation)
- Advanced Threat Containment Unit
In chronological order:
- Marvel One-Shot: Item 47
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Behind the Scenes
- Agent Blake provides the briefing at the entrance of the exhibit called Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network), located in New York.
- ↑ S.H.I.E.L.D. ID Cards
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.14: Watchdogs
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Marvel One-Shot: Item 47
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.06: FZZT
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.17: Turn, Turn, Turn
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.16: End of the Beginning
- ↑ Marvel's 'Avengers' S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit