- "We're taking back this damn ship whether you like it or not."
- ―Bobbi Morse
Search of the Clairvoyant
During the hunt for the Clairvoyant, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Victoria Hand, Jasper Sitwell, Felix Blake, John Garrett, and Antoine Triplett made their way to the Iliad to meet with Agent Phil Coulson. Upon Coulson's arrival, all six agents departed in the Bus for the Arctic Circle.
- Main article: Battle on the Iliad
During the HYDRA Uprising, S.H.I.E.L.D. suffered heavy casualties at the hands of HYDRA, losing many bases and most of its equipment to the reborn terrorist organization. HYDRA's moles on the Iliad attempted to take possession of the ship and its cargo , but the loyal S.H.I.E.L.D. agents managed to defeat them all. Agent Bobbi Morse was able to save the chief engineer of Iliad, Alphonso Mackenzie and his surving crew. During the battle, Agent Robert Gonzales was almost killed but he was saved by Agent Isabelle Hartley.
The Real S.H.I.E.L.D.
Gonzales then sent Hartley, Morse, and Mackenzie to gather intel on S.H.I.E.L.D. remnants led by Phil Coulson. However, when their plan was discovered by agent Lance Hunter, Mackenzie brought him aboard the Iliad. There, Hunter was brought before Gonzales and a board of his advisors. They offered Hunter a chance to join them, but refused to side against Coulson. Hunter then escaped using one of the ship's submersibles.
|Appearances for Iliad|
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Behind the Scenes
- In the comics, the Iliad is one of several Helicarriers built by S.H.I.E.L.D. which is currently used in the Secret Avengers story line.
- In End of the Beginning the Iliad was portrayed by the USS John C. Stennis.