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For other uses, see Inhumans (disambiguation)
"We're humans. We just have the potential to be more."
Raina to Skye[src]

The Inhumans are a race of altered human beings that were the result of experiments on ancient humans by the extraterrestrial race, the Kree, embedding into their genetic code the potential to transform and acquire superhuman abilities through a process known as Terrigenesis.



Centuries ago, an extraterrestrial race known as the Kree waged a long war with high casualties. In need of more soldiers, one vicious faction among the Kree decided to genetically modify the DNA of other intelligent creatures across various planets, intending to create a warrior/slave caste that they could use to help win the prolonged war. The Kree eventually came to Earth, where they created their own installation and began experimenting on groups of Humans, using their blood, changing their genetic make up, which gave them the latent potential to develop superhuman abilities. Before the experiments could be completed, another faction of the Kree came to Earth to shut down the project.

The Kree eventually left Earth, believing their experiments were unsuccessful. However, the altered genes of the human test subjects were passed on through generations of their descendants. The Kree also left behind numerous Terrigen Crystals, contained in devices called the Diviners, which could be used to activate the dormant genetic modifications.[1]

The One to Rule

"Thousands of years ago, an Inhuman was born on this planet that was destined to rule it, so powerful, so fearsome that others were consumed with dread, and so they banished it from the Earth, sent it through the portal to a distant planet. HYDRA was founded with the sole purpose of engineering its return."
Gideon Malick[src]

When the ruling Kree hierarchy discovered the existence of the Inhumans, they feared their power and conceived the Monolith as a means of wiping them out by transporting them across space to a planet known as Maveth.[2] One day, an Inhuman named Alveus was created by the Kree Reapers[3] to lead their army of Inhumans, but instead he led them into a rebellion against their creators and eventually banished them from Earth. The other Inhumans became so afraid of Alveus' powers, that they worked with Humans and banished him to Maveth.[4] The Inhuman's followers, believing him to be destined to rule the world, formed a secret society with the sole purpose to bring their leader back to Earth. Over the centuries, the society grew and evolved, taking many different shapes, being called by many different names, until it became known as HYDRA. Eventually, the society came in possession of the Monolith, but never managed to bring their leader back to Earth.[5]

Living in the Shadows



"I built this community in the middle of nowhere so we could be left in peace."

Modern society forced Inhumans to live among the general population, whether it was trying to live normal lives, or living in hiding. Knowing the dangers that could accompany a reveal of their powers, they made sure to hide them and keep them unknown to the outside world. However, occasionally the Inhumans' powers were revealed, with mostly disastrous results. As a result of these incidents, the settlement Afterlife was formed, separated from the outside world. In this settlement were the powered Inhumans, while those not having undergone Terrigenesis could either live in the settlement or stay in normal life.

Also with Inhuman genes but not necessarily realizing it were the descendants of Inhumans married to normal humans. Some of these descendants would never realize their heritage, while others did and eventually underwent Terrigenesis.[6]

Werner Reinhardt's Discovery

Diviner Skye's Mother

Jiaying is forced to touch a Diviner

"Discovery requires experimentation."
Werner Reinhardt[src]

Centuries later, villagers of the Hunan Province, passing on stories about the Kree, or "Blue Angels", found one of the Diviners while digging at night. During World War II, HYDRA General Werner Reinhardt captured these villagers and the artifact, where he discovered that one particular woman, Jiaying, could touch the artifact unharmed, while the others became petrified by it. Before he could discover what made her different, he was forced to evacuate his headquarters to elude the Allied forces.[7]


Inhuman Jiaying comforts the young Gordon.

By 1983, Jiaying had become a mentor to young Inhumans who had recently experienced Terrigenesis, each scared and confused; Gordon was one such adolescent, who had gone through Terrigenesis gaining the ability to teleport anywhere on Earth, but had lost his eyes as well, leaving the boy confused and stumbling into walls as he teleported. Though other Inhumans such as Yat-Sen would prepare adolescents for the process, the results were still unpredictable and frightening for each individual.[6] Eventually, Jiaying became the leader of the Inhumans living in Afterlife, a settlement established to hide them from the rest of the world.

In 1989, Reinhardt was released from an Allied prison by HYDRA forces within S.H.I.E.L.D. and was reunited with Jiaying, whom he noticed had not physically aged since their last encounter. Ambitious to regain the youth that he had lost while locked away in prison, Reinhardt vivisected the woman, using part of her biology to revert his aged body to a younger appearance. He then dumped her body in a ditch, where it was discovered by her husband, Calvin Zabo, much to his despair.[7] In desperation, Zabo stitched her body back together, and Jiaying's healing ability brought her back to life.[8]

Rescue in Bahrain

Becoming The Cavalry

Agent Melinda May cradling the deceased Inhuman Katya Belyakov.

"I heard about what happened to that little girl in Bahrain; Jiaying told me the whole story. Did you know ... that she was Inhuman?"
Skye to Melinda May[src]

In 2008, an Inhuman changed the life of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Melinda May from a happily married wife wanting children to an emotionally detached divorcée who strictly followed rules. The Inhuman Eva Belyakov gave Terrigen Crystals to her daughter Katya Belyakov despite Katya not having the proper mental training for obtaining a power. May was forced to kill both the mother and daughter when Katya went insane. This incident affected May because she watched as Katya's touch killed others and Katya was but a child. This incident also changed the Inhuman community to look unfavorably upon those who received their powers without proper training.[9]

Raina's Journey

Raina Obelisk

Raina with a Diviner

"It is the thorn that protects the rose... in this case, the Daisy."

Elsewhere, stories of the Kree were passed to Raina by her grandmother. In Thailand, Raina was taken in by Calvin Zabo, who told her that the stories were true and that she was one of the special people from those tales.[10] He offered to help her discover her destiny if she reunited him with his daughter.[11] While working for the Centipede Project, thinking that its director, the Clairvoyant, would tell her of her destiny[12]. The Clairvoyant was actually John Garrett, who took the GH.325 formula and foresaw the rise of the Inhumans.[13] Raina learned that a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent named Skye was actually Zabo's daughter[14] and brought him a picture of her.[13] When Raina obtained a Diviner, she took it to Zabo, who proved to her that she was one of the special people by having her touch it without harm, but told her that he would reveal more upon reunion with his daughter.[11]

Battle for the Kree City


Skye unlocking her Inhuman abilities.

"We finally get to find out what we become."
Raina to Skye[src]

During a protracted conflict between S.H.I.E.L.D. and a HYDRA branch led by Werner Reinhardt (now going by the name Daniel Whitehall), Grant Ward eventually captured both Raina and Skye for HYDRA, allowing Zabo and his daughter to reunite, where he told her that her birth name was Daisy. Whitehall had Skye touch the Diviner, proving that she was one of the descendants of the experimented upon. Uninterested in what the Diviner could really do, Skye chased Raina into the Kree City under San Juan, Puerto Rico, to stop Raina from using it, but they found themselves locked in a chamber. The Diviner that Raina had brought floated to a pedestal where it opened to reveal the Terrigen Crystals inside and released its Terrigen Mist. Both women underwent Terrigenesis, after which Skye emerged with the power to create earthquakes and Raina grew sharp thorns over most of her body.[15]



Raina is rescued by Gordon

"Whatever you two were in the past, that's not what you are now."
Jiaying to Skye[src]

Meanwhile, the Inhuman and right hand of their leader Jiaying, Gordon, who owned another Diviner, contacted one of his associates as the Diviner began to glow, informing them that he would begin searching for the two, newly transformed Inhumans.[15] He found Raina first and volunteered to help guide her through the emotional and physical trauma of her change, just as he was guided years before.[6] Though he had the opportunity to teleport Skye, Gordon was sent to retrieve Calvin Zabo, telling the doctor that he was drawing too much attention to the Inhumans.[16]


Lincoln Campbell welcomes Skye to Afterlife

Eventually, Gordon did get Skye and brought her to Afterlife, the Inhuman settlement hidden from the world but accessible through Gordon's teleportation power. There Skye was given a form of acupuncture from Lincoln Campbell that caused her body to adapt to the Terrigenesis. Campbell explained to her that others in Afterlife were jealous of her because she transformed while they still desired for it. Campbell also accidentally revealed that Raina was there also. When Skye attempted to use her power to kill Raina to avenge the death of Antoine Triplett, she was stopped by Jiaying, who offered to be her mentor. Meanwhile, Calvin Zabo was imprisoned in Afterlife and, though Jiaying was thankful to him for reuniting her with their daughter, Daisy, his request to see her was denied and he was kept in his room under the guard of Gordon.[8]

Sought by Organisations

The Kree Threat

Vin Talk 2x12

Vin-Tak hunts down the Diviners

"Do not try and fight me. Someone on your world has changed, I'm here to hunt them down."

The transformation also caught the attention of a Kree named Vin-Tak, who believed that Inhumans were abominations that needed to be destroyed in order to prevent others of his own people from restarting their weapons program. He explained to S.H.I.E.L.D. the origin of the Inhumans, while discovering that six Diviners the Kree had hidden on Earth were all missing. Ultimately, Vin-Tak returned to Hala, after being made to forget why he came to Earth, but S.H.I.E.L.D. now had a quest to find the missing Diviners.[1]

HYDRA Targets


Lincoln Campbell fights Deathlok

"Knowing the difference is not the same thing as re-creating it. And to that end, I hope to..."
"To isolate the genetic component, yes. A comparison between the two could be invaluable. Doctor Whitehall believed discovery requires experimentation."
Doctor List and Sunil Bakshi[src]

The HYDRA scientist, Dr. List, noticed a "quantum entanglement" anytime Gordon used his teleportation power. Creating instruments to record and trace the phenomenon, List found Ethan Johnston soon after he was brought to a campsite by Gordon. When Gordon brought Skye and Calvin Zabo to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, List followed, with an army of HYDRA operatives, in hopes of capturing the superpowered individual. Gordon quickly returned to Wisconsin after consulting Jiaying and retrieved the father and daughter, though he left Lincoln Campbell behind.[17] Campbell was captured by HYDRA, along with the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Deathlok. S.H.I.E.L.D. performed a rescue for their agent; Skye went also to rescue Campbell. The rescue was successfully and Skye brought the comatose Campbell to the Playground, where he was placed on the Index and humans learned of the existence of the Inhumans.[18]

War against the Inhumans

Ambush in Afterlife


S.H.I.E.L.D. meeting Jiaying

"How dare you compare your scars to mine? You're nothing like me, like us. Whitehall cut me to pieces. He ripped out my organs and stuffed them in jars! I will never let that happen to my daughter. To any of my people."
Jiaying to Robert Gonzales[src]

S.H.I.E.L.D. decided to set up a peace treaty between themselves and the newly discovered species, since Skye explained that past encounters between Humans and Inhumans were not good. The organization also decided that it wanted to place the population on its Index to have them documented. Using the "quantum entanglement" theory of Dr. List, Anne Weaver was able to find Afterlife and S.H.I.E.L.D. sent a convoy to meet Jiaying, the Inhuman leader. Robert Gonzales was chosen to be the spokesman since Phil Coulson was deemed too close to Skye and Kree technology to be objective. As a peace offering, Jiaying turned over Calvin Zabo to S.H.I.E.L.D. However, the meeting did not result in a peace treaty as an angered Jiaying used an artificial Terrigen Crystal to petrify Gonzales, then used his gun to shoot herself in the shoulder.


Jiaying calls for war against S.H.I.E.L.D.

Bleeding heavily, Jiaying exited the meeting, declaring war.[2] As Jemma Simmons, Skye, Gordon, and Lincoln Campbell ran to her side, Jiaying claimed Gonzales had threatened to kill all the Inhumans, before shooting her. Jiaying ordered Gordon to deal with S.H.I.E.L.D., and he took another Inhuman and attacked a Quinjet, taking one agent prisoner and killing the other. Gordon's companion flew the Quinjet to the building of Jiaying's and Gonzales' meeting and fired at it, destroying it and covering Jiaying's actions, while seeming as if S.H.I.E.L.D. had fired on Afterlife. With this, the remaining S.H.I.E.L.D. agents returned to the Playground. Inhumans who could fight or defend themselves readied to follow Jiaying into a war; others were taken to their homes by Gordon.[19]

Hijacking and Retaking of the Iliad


Death of Raina

"There are descendants everywhere. I'm going to find them and build them a better world, where they're not hunted, not afraid."
"And kill anyone in your way."
"Only if they're in our way. Goodbye Daisy."
Jiaying and Skye[src]

Once healed from her wounds, Jiaying met Raina at night. She offered to make Raina an advisor, but Raina refused, saying she had seen Jiaying's real plan and would try to stop it. However, Jiaying killed Raina, only to turn and see Skye had witnessed the murder. When Skye confronted Jiaying over her plan, Jiaying had another Inhuman capture her.


Obeying Jiaying's orders, Calvin Zabo mutates

Once back at the Playground, Phil Coulson attempted to question Calvin Zabo, only to have him go into cardiac arrest from the formula he had taken in Afterlife. Jemma Simmons tried to revive him, and gave Zabo an adrenaline shot, which was the missing piece to his formula. The resulting transformation left Zabo with extreme strength and numerous physical changes. Zabo wreaked havoc through the Playground until Coulson was able to pin him against the wall and reason with him, leaving Zabo ready to help Coulson fight his wife to save his daughter.


Gordon leading a team

Jiaying sent a team of Inhumans including Gordon, Alisha Whitley, and Lincoln Campbell to the Iliad in order to hijack it. The Inhumans quickly took over the ship and welcomed Jiaying onboard, along with cases of synthetic Terrigen Crystals. Campbell warned Jiaying that a emergency beacon had been sent out to the Playground. Jiaying ordered Oliver to expand the beacon to all S.H.I.E.L.D. locations; when he would not, she petrified him along with other agents as an incentive for Anne Weaver to expand the beacon. Alphonso Mackenzie was not captured by the Inhumans, and began an attempt to retake the ship. Mackenzie found and freed Skye, who was being held captive in a cell, and told her to reset the emergency beacon while he searched for the Terrigen Crystals. Skye found the beacon, and changed it, only to be confronted by Campbell. Just as Skye was turning Campbell from Jiaying, Mackenzie knocked him out.[19]

Alisha Copies

Alisha Whitley creating duplicates

Coulson received the beacon and gathered a team of agents to assist the Iliad. He and May, Zabo, and Fitz flew in the lead Quinjet, which received Skye's signal. Coulson ordered the other Quinjets to fall back while his continued. Arriving at the Iliad, Coulson and Leo Fitz found Mackenzie while Zabo confronted Jiaying. While Zabo failed and was locked up, Coulson and Fitz were able to assist Mackenzie in preventing Gordon from accessing the crystals, fighting him until Gordon teleported onto a pole, impaling himself. However, as he fell, he dropped a crystal he had been holding, and Coulson leaped to catch it. The crystal began petrifying Coulson's arm until Mackenzie chopped it off.


Calvin Zabo kills the Inhuman leader Jiaying

Jiaying ordered her men to load the crystals onto a Quinjet, but Skye confronted her again. Jiaying tried to kill her daughter by sucking the life force out of her body, only to have Skye use a shockwave to blast the Quinjet into the ocean, meaning the Terrigen Crystals were lost forever. Her plan in ruins, Jiaying tried to kill Skye again, only to be stopped by Calvin Zabo, who broke the two women apart and killed his beloved wife by lifting her in the air and snapping her spine. Zabo then cried over his wife's body.[20]

Inhuman Outbreak


Joey Gutierrez tries to control his new powers

"Welcome to the club; we call ourselves 'Inhumans'."
Daisy Johnson to Joey Gutierrez[src]

Meanwhile, the Terrigen Crystals from the War against the Inhumans dissolved in the ocean, releasing Terrigen Mist which was absorbed into the ecosystem. Fish near the dissolution were turned into Nature Max Supplements Fish Oil pills that were sold in stores and distributed to the general public.[20] Descendants of Inhumans who took the pills underwent Terrigenesis and emerged from cocoons with extraordinary powers; Joey Gutierrez in Seattle, Washington was one example. Simultaneously, a new organization called Advanced Threat Containment Unit appeared to contain the newly-enhanced individuals. Believing that the Inhumans were aliens, the organization discovered that someone was killing them; its leader Rosalind Price assumed that S.H.I.E.L.D. was responsible. After meeting with Phil Coulson, it was learned that neither organization committed the crime, but a new being named Lash who sought Inhumans and blasted holes into their chests.[21]



Daisy Johnson attempted to find other Inhumans to recruit them to her Caterpillars program; Gutierrez was one potential recruit,[22] Alisha Whitley was another. Alisha recommended Shane and Lori Henson, but Lash killed the couple first. It was learned that Lash was getting intel from Dwight Frye, an Inhuman with the power of species detection, who, due to self-loathing and the physical pain that other Inhumans caused him, relished the deaths that Lash caused. Ultimately, Lash killed him as well when the combined efforts of the ATCU and S.H.I.E.L.D. captured Frye for interrogation. When Andrew Garner was confronted by a team of HYDRA operatives led by Werner von Strucker, [23] Garner transformed into Lash and attacked one of the HYDRA operatives before Strucker escaped with his life.


Lincoln Campbell prepares to battle Lash

Phil Coulson had gained the trust of Rosalind Price and was allowed inside Endotex Labs, the facility the ATCU was using to hold their captured Inhumans. Coulson witnessed an Inhuman in Suspension Gel and an induced coma; though appalled, he kept his feelings mostly to himself, [24] until he decided to run Operation Spotlight to uncover all of the secrets of the ATCU, [5] using the capture of Lash, who was revealed to be the consultant Andrew Garner, as their way in. Coulson called on the help of both S.H.I.E.L.D., the ATCU and Inhumans Daisy Johnson and Lincoln Campbell to battle and defeat Lash. Campbell took the battle as a chance to gain revenge for all the Inhumans Lash had murdered.[25]


Secret Warriors

It was discovered by S.H.I.E.L.D. that the ATCU was a front company used by HYDRA leader Gideon Malick to capture Inhumans to provide Hive with an army upon returning the being to Earth.[5] In order to prevent from HYDRA bringing Hive back, S.H.I.E.L.D. activated the Caterpillars program, and the a group of Inhumans named the Secret Warriors led by Johnson and consisted of Campbell and Joey Gutierrez was founded.[26] During a fight between S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA, the captured Lash was freed from his Containment Module by Jemma Simmons and he used the opportunity to kill the other Inhumans who were imprisoned in the HYDRA Castle.[27]

Hive's Reign

Ward as It's host

Hive returns to Earth

"He thinks he's the savior."
Daisy Johnson[src]

HYDRA eventually succeeded in their mission, as Hive returned from Maveth to Earth in Grant Ward's corpse.[27] Hive slowly restored his power with Gideon Malick's help, and also took control of some Inhumans, such as Giyera[28] and Lucio.[29]. S.H.I.E.L.D. also joined to the Secret Warriors a new member, Elena Rodriguez from Colombia.[28] As a symposium on the Inhumans issue was convened, Malick manipulated the delegates to agree to establishment of a shelter state for Inhumans in Russia.[29] He planned to gain some of the Russian politicians' trust in order to use the Inhuman Androvich to kill the Dimitri Olshenko, the Russian Prime Minister. However, S.H.I.E.L.D. killed the Inhuman before he could assassinate him.[30].

The Secret Warriors

The Secret Warriors attack Gideon Malick's base

HYDRA got their hands on the Inhuman Charles Hinton, who could give other people glimpses of the future death of an individual upon physical contact. Daisy Johnson went to rescue him, but he was killed by Malick, who received a glimpse of his future and saw that Hive killed him. Before Hinton died, he touched Johnson and she saw that a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent would die soon. During the mission, S.H.I.E.L.D. saw Hive in Ward's corpse for the first time.[31] After S.H.I.E.L.D. kidnapped Giyera to get from him information on Hive, Giyera hijacked Zephyr One and brought it to Malick's base.[32] Johnson assembled once again the Secret Warriors to save her teammates, but during the mission, Hive use his power and took control over her. S.H.I.E.L.D. learned about Hive's power and suspected that one of the Secret Warriors might be brainwashed, causing the team to dismantle. Johnson killed Malick under Hive's command and reunited with him.[33]


Hive vs. Lash

Hive left HYDRA in order to continue his plan of world domination. He enthralled the Inhumans Alisha Whitley and JT James and kidnapped the scientist Holden Radcliffe.[34] Together, they created a gaseous substance that turned every human who exposed to it into a Primitive controlled by Hive. S.H.I.E.L.D. sent Lash after Hive in order to kill him. Lash freed Johnson from Hive's control, but he was killed by James and failed killing Hive. Meanwhile Brigadier General Glenn Talbot approached Phil Coulson to inform him on behalf of President Matthew Ellis that all the Inhumans working for S.H.I.E.L.D. are required to be registered due to the Sokovia Accords, a document approved by the United Nations that regulated the actions of enhanced individuals.[35]

Hive and Lincoln Death

Hive and Lincoln Campbell wait for their death

Johnson told S.H.I.E.L.D. about Hive's plan, to use an atomic bomb to expand the Absolution Virus to the whole world. S.H.I.E.L.D. stooped the lunch and captured Hive. However, Hive managed to escape in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s base and turned some agents into Primitives.[36] Johnson approached him and bagged him to take control over her again, but after he failed, the two fought each other until he knocked her out and took Zephyr One, so he could use it to explode the nuclear bomb. S.H.I.E.L.D. entered the plane, freed Johnson and fought the Primitives. In order to prevent the extinction of the human race, Lincoln Campbell flew a Quinjet with Hive and the bomb inside it to space, causing him and Hive to be killed in a nuclear explosion, just as Johnson had foreseen.[37]

Sokovia Accords

Meet the New Boss 1

Jeffrey Mace

"Here's where I have to remind you that the Sokovia Accords, which you signed..."
"Oh, all right."
"Require approval by the United Nations subcommittee before an enhanced indiv..."
"Rules, rules, rules. Blah, blah, blah."
Alphonso Mackenzie and Yo-Yo Rodriguez[src]

In light of the Sokovia Accords and with S.H.I.E.L.D. legitimized again, Director Phil Coulson wanted a powered person the public could trust to be the new Director, so the government suggested Jeffrey Mace.[38] In order to give him powers, Glenn Talbot created the Patriot Serum and used it on Mace, who was obtained superhuman strength and subsequently convinced the public that he was an Inhuman.[39] At the same time, Daisy Johnson left S.H.I.E.L.D. and became a vigilante called Quake. Using her powers, Quake fought frequently against criminals organization such as the Watchdogs.[40] The Sokovia Accords required Inhuman S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, such as Yo-Yo Rodriguez, to sign the Accords,[41] therefore subjecting them to the United Nations.[40]

Ghost Rider vs Hellfire

JT James stands off against Ghost Rider

The Watchdogs got the Inhumans list from the Sokovia Accords and caused blackouts in every city they were present. They blamed the Inhumans for this and used the fear of civilians to kill 17 Inhumans around the world. At Coulson's suggestion, Mace publicly declaring the Inhumans innocent and the Watchdogs as the true culprits. Senator Ellen Nadeer later publicly stated that her "sources" insisted the Inhumans were guilty.[42] Quake and Jemma Simmons found out that the Watchdogs next target was JT James. They tried to protect him but were betrayed by him as a part of his deal with the Watchdogs, revealing that he used his S.H.I.E.L.D. wristwatch to gain access to the Inhuman database. S.H.I.E.L.D eventually captured James with the help of Ghost Rider and created an alliance with Quake.[43]

The Patriot 2

Johnson rejoins S.H.I.E.L.D.

Senator Nadeer brought her brother, Vijay, who has been undergoing Terrigenesis for months, to a government lab. She asked Mace for the help of his agent, Jemma Simmons, to free the Inhuman from his shell. Simmons managed successfully to break the Inhuman from his shell, but was immediately taken away from there.[44] After the Battle at Chinatown Crew Headquarters, Johnson rejoined S.H.I.E.L.D..[45]

BP Vijay Powers

Vijay Nadeer learns his powers

After Vijay was freed, Senator Nadeer sent a group of Watchdogs to kill him. After they failed, S.H.I.E.L.D. arrived to save him, so the Watchdogs tried again, but this time Vijay used his powers to defend himself. Vijay escaped with his sister on a helicopter, there she killed him.[46] Johnson decided to sign the Sokovia Accords. In front of the United States Congress and Senator Nadeer, Johnson had to defend her actions as Quake. Johnson did not eventually sign the Accords.[47]

BOOM Shockley's Terrigenesis

Shockley going through Terrigenesis

Johnson relocated some of the Inhumans S.H.I.E.L.D. oversaw. Meanwhile, Tucker Shockley, whom the Superior had sent, came to Senator Nadeer's office with a Terrigen Crystal to check if she was an Inhuman. However, it turned him into an Inhuman who could turn into flammable gas and reform. He killed Nadeer and escaped from S.H.I.E.L.D., who found him and interrogated him. With his powers, Shockley escaped and planned with the Watchdogs to kill many agents as possible. Johnson confronted him and managed to capture him inside a container.[48]

Aida's Change

World's End 25


"No. No, no, no! She has Inhuman powers now?! Can we get a break, please?! Can we get one break?!"
Phil Coulson[src]

Upon reading the Darkhold, the Life-Model Decoy Aida discovered a way to become a living being with emotions. In order to create the body, Aida captured the top operatives of S.H.I.E.L.D. and put them inside the Framework, a virtual world where Inhumans were hunted by HYDRA.[49] In the Framework Leo Fitz was an HYDRA scientist who experimented on captured Inhumans.[50] For her plan to succeed, Aida created Project Looking Glass, a machine designed by Fitz in the Framework and built by the Superior on his oil platform.[51] The S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were freed by the help of Daisy Johnson and Jemma Simmons, but were too late to stop Aida from transferring her consciousness into a living body with Inhuman abilities.[52]

Ghost Rider Burns Aida

Aida is killed by Phil Coulson

Now having feelings for Fitz and Inhuman abilities, Aida - now Ophelia - used her teleportation powers to kidnap him. Fitz convinced her to save Alphonso Mackenzie from drowning, but after he told her he wanted to stay with Simmons, Ophelia was so furious she used her unstoppable abilities to kill several agents which caused the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to escape the Playground on Zephyr One. Ophelia returned to the Superior and they both planned a world wide disaster.[53] The Darkhold showed them a way to make the world's population fear Inhumans by making Daisy Johnson's LMD) shooting General Glenn Talbot. Despite her efforts, Ophelia was killed by the hand of the joined forces of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Ghost Rider.[54]

Inhuman Powers

"Powers aren't random, we were taught that each is given to fill an evolutionary need at the time."
"Are you being serious?"
"To create equilibrium within the species. Ying-Yang and all that."
Lincoln Campbell and Jemma Simmons[src]
Power Image Description
Darkforce Manifestation
PS Darkforce
Androvich possessed the power to manifest Darkforce in the form of his shadow, and was able to shift its density at will. This allowed the shadow to harm others while being able to not get touched at the same time.
Death Prediction
Charles Hinton was able to give other people glimpses of the future death of an individual upon physical contact. Those visions often caused anguish on the people who received them, and despite trying very hard, neither Hinton nor the people who received the visions could do anything to change their outcome.
Alisha Whitley was able to project multiple images of her own body. She used her duplicates in combat to overwhelm her enemy and chain attacks together. These duplicates, however, were dependent on the prime Alisha remaining conscious. Whenever her power was in use, Whitley's eyes were completely glazed over with white, her pupils and irises simply vanishing.
Electromagnetism Manipulation
Lincoln Campbell's powers enabled him to manipulate the electrical charge in molecules for a variety of effects, such as accelerating the heat in objects and levitation by repelling a person from the ground. In battle situations, he could shoot blasts of electromagnetic energy, capable of stunning or killing humans. He was also able to channel this energy through any metallic objects for diversions or disrupt electronics.
Energy Blasts
Andrew Garner was transformed into a monstrous grey-skinned beast and, uniquely amongst Inhumans with physical transformations, Garner was able to transition between his human form and his Lash persona at will. However, this ability was the result of an unusually slow transition, and eventually the transformation was permanent. As Lash, Garner had superhuman strength, a healing factor and was able to generate a form of superheated blue energy that was hot enough to incinerate durable materials like metal and kill other Inhumans. He could also free Inhumans from Hive's control, and the energy rendered the dark Inhuman's parasites useless.
Explosion Touch
Emancipation Hellfire Chain
Hellfire can cause items he touches to suddenly overheat and explode, and imbue objects with fire.
Fire Manipulation
Lori Henson was able to generate fire from her arms, as she did before Lash killed her.
Inhuman Detection
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Dwight Frye was able to perceive and identify other Inhumans in close proximity, suffering a great amount of physical pain and gaining boils on his skin when one of them is near him.
Shane Henson was able to levitate a few inches above the ground.
Life Force Absorption
Jiaying aged much slower than normal humans, having been noted to live for several lifetimes, due to her ability to absorb the life force of another being by touch. This power allowed her to heal rapidly from otherwise fatal wounds, and also allowed her to regress any aging she experienced, thus greatly extending her youth and overall lifespan.
Metal Manipulation
Joey's Powers
Joey Gutierrez originally only possessed the ability to melt any metallic object in a three meter range around him, especially by touching it. He can manipulate any metallic object and make it shape-shift into any form that he can imagine. He was also able to instinctively melt bullets that were shot at him, making them harmless.
Paralysis Inducement
Lucio was able to put people into a temporary rigor mortis-like state by staring into a person's eyes. He was unable to control his powers, and he had to wear thick sunglasses to prevent himself from paralyzing everyone around him.
Parasite Manipulation
Hive powers
Hive's Terrigenesis transformed him into a parasitic life form capable of infesting human corpses and using them as vessels, with access to all of the hosts' memories. Hive's ability to inhabit the bodies of others enabled him to survive for thousands of years. Hive was capable of controlling and directing his component parasites which could attach to targets and consume the skin and muscle tissues of his victims to regenerate the host, as well as control other Inhumans. The transformation was physical, turning him into a greenish-grey skinned creature with a tentacled head.
Raina's abilities were clairvoyant in nature, giving her the power to predict the future. Aside from her powers, Raina's transformation drastically altered her outward physical appearance, becoming animal-like and covering her with quills and thorns. Her new form was also apparently uncomfortable for her, as her insides felt malformed.
Sensory Manipulation
Katya Belyakov power
Katya Belyakov had the power to feel and manipulate the senses of others, including pain. She was able to control these senses to the point of complete physical and mental domination. She inflicted this ability upon others through physical contact, and, if she desired it, could shut down all human sense completely, killing those under her control.
Sublimation and Deposition
Shockley Reforms-4x13
Tucker Shockley was able to turn his body into flammable gas, explode and then reform his body at will.
Superhuman Reflexes
Vijay Nadeer power
When attacked, Vijay Nadeer was able to react and counter-attack at an uncanny speed.
Superhuman Speed
Uprising Yo-Yo's Powers
Elena Rodriguez gained the power to run and move at at least 180 meters per second, being unable to be clearly noticed by the human eye and appearing as a blur. Her super speed lasts exactly the same amount of time as one of her heartbeats; after which she retrogrades back to her original position.
Superhuman Strength
Eva Belyakov Powers
Eva Belyakov possessed physical strength that exceeded that of a normal human, being able to render an entire car inoperable and subdue various highly trained S.H.I.E.L.D. agents unharmed.
Giyera had the power to move objects in his line of eyesight around at will. He was able to lift two discarded handguns and make them stay in the air, while pulling the trigger, by simply raising his hands. He had such control over his powers that he could pilot and land Zephyr One. While the ability did not work on biological material, it would work on non-living material attached to a person.
Gordon and Raina
Gordon had the ability to transport himself from one area to another. Aside from himself, Gordon could also teleport others so long as he was making direct contact with them. When teleporting, Gordon could generate fields of reflective blue energy, which were impervious to gunfire. As a side effect of Terrigenesis, Gordon lost both his eyes.
According to witnesses, Eden Fesi dematerialized and reappeared in a different place.
Lockjaw runs
Lockjaw was able to teleport Black Bolt from Attilan to Hawaii, despite the long distance.
Vibration Manipulation
Daisy Johnson gained the ability to manipulate and enhance vibrations which can produce effects such as earthquakes and shockwaves, she is able to sense and tap into the vibrational energy of everything around her. Johnson has shown greater control over her earthquake generation powers as well, having heavily damaged the Playground by generating a earthquake by using her concussive blast to generate said quake.

Notable Inhumans


Inhuman Royal Family



Inhuman Outbreak

Contained Inhumans

Untransformed Inhumans


Appearances for Inhumans

In chronological order:


  • In the comics, the Inhumans were created by the Kree experiments designed to "jump-start" genetic modifications previously made by the Celestials on human beings, as soldiers in their war with the Skrulls. The Supreme Intelligence ordered the end of the project when he foresaw they would destroy him. The Inhumans since divided into several tribes who have migrated across the globe and even into space. The most notable Inhuman settlement of Attilan was led by the Inhuman Royal Family that consists of Black Bolt, Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon, Crystal, Triton, Lockjaw, and their rogue relative Maximus the Mad. Another notable settlement was the city of Orollan, led by Inhuman zealot Lash.
  • Vin-Tak and Sif stated Earth was only one of the worlds that the Kree succeeded with in creating Inhumans. In the comics, the other four species are the Dire Wraiths, Kymellians, Centaurians, and the Badoon which later led to the formation of the Universal Inhumans upon Black Bolt's return. The last two, who exist in the MCU, are considered to be separate unrelated alien species.
  • According to Raina's vision, Daisy Johnson will one day lead the Inhumans.
  • According to Lincoln Campbell, Inhuman powers aren't random, but are given to fill an evolutionary need at the time and to create equilibrium within the species.
  • As exemplified by Ellen and Vijay Nadeer, the Inhuman gene is not always passed on. Vijay went through Terrigenesis after being exposed to the Terrigen, while Ellen remained human.
    • Inhumans share 99.8% of their genome with Humans.

Behind the Scenes

  • Due to 20th Century Fox having the rights to the X-Men and "mutants" as defined in the Marvel continuity, Inhumans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are filling a role similar to mutants in the main Marvel Universe.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.12: Who You Really Are
  2. 2.0 2.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.20: Scars
  3. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.19: Failed Experiments
  4. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.16: Paradise Lost
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.08: Many Heads, One Tale
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.11: Aftershocks
  7. 7.0 7.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.08: The Things We Bury
  8. 8.0 8.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.16: Afterlife
  9. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.17: Melinda
  10. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.09: Ye Who Enter Here
  11. 11.0 11.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.02: Heavy is the Head
  12. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.18: Providence
  13. 13.0 13.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.22: Beginning of the End
  14. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.21: Ragtag
  15. 15.0 15.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.10: What They Become
  16. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.13: One of Us
  17. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.18: The Frenemy of My Enemy
  18. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.19: The Dirty Half Dozen
  19. 19.0 19.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.21: S.O.S. Part One
  20. 20.0 20.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.22: S.O.S. Part Two
  21. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.01: Laws of Nature
  22. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.02: Purpose in the Machine
  23. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.04: Devils You Know
  24. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.06: Among Us Hide…
  25. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.07: Chaos Theory
  26. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.09: Closure
  27. 27.0 27.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.10: Maveth
  28. 28.0 28.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.11: Bouncing Back
  29. 29.0 29.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.12
  30. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.13: Parting Shot
  31. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.15: Spacetime
  32. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.16: Paradise Lost
  33. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.17: The Team
  34. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.18: The Singularity
  35. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.20: Emancipation
  36. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.21: Absolution
  37. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.22: Ascension
  38. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.02: Meet the New Boss
  39. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.10: The Patriot
  40. 40.0 40.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.01: The Ghost
  41. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot: 1.02: John Hancock
  42. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.03: Uprising
  43. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.04: Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire
  44. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.07: Deals With Our Devils
  45. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.08: The Laws of Inferno Dynamics
  46. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.09: Broken Promises
  47. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.11: Wake Up
  48. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.13: BOOM
  49. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.15: Self Control
  50. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.16: What If...
  51. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.19: All the Madame's Men
  52. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.20: Farewell, Cruel World!
  53. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.21: The Return
  54. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.22: World's End

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