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Miami is a city in the state of Florida.

History

Anti-Matter Meteorite

"Remember the panic when that anti-matter meteor splashed down off the coast of Miami, nearly devoured the city?"
"No."
"Precisely."
Phil Coulson and Skye[src]

S.H.I.E.L.D. was able to stop an Anti-Matter Meteorite whose trajectory would have make it splashed down just of the coast of Miami and it would have devoured the city. This incident was later used by Phil Coulson as an example of how keeping dangerous events quiet and contained is very important to avoid spreading panic amongst the population, when Skye thought about warning the people who lived around Llactapata in Peru of the potential danger of the 0-8-4 discovered there.[1]

Aldrich Killian's War

Mandarin's Broadcasts

Aldrich Killian used his own mansion in Miami as his primary location in the broadcasts of Trevor Slattery's Mandarin threats using green screen and what Slattery denominated as movie magic to make him appear in countries with a known presence of the Ten Rings such as Afghanistan or Pakistan.

Following the Destruction of Tony Stark's Mansion, Killian received a call from Eric Savin informing him of the destruction, but that the corpse of Tony Stark was not found. Killian promptly ended the call, as he was preparing for the recording of another of the Mandarin's threats, and simply ordered Savin to attend his appointment at Rose Hill.[2]

Kidnapping of Pepper Potts

Pepper Potts was taken to the mansion by Maya Hansen revealing her collaboration with Killian and their intention to use Potts as an incentive to make Tony Stark work in improving Extremis.[2]

Infiltration of Tony Stark

Killian's Mansion

Killian's mansion.

Tony Stark tracked the origin of the Mandarin broadcasts to Aldrich Killian's Mansion in Miami, managing to defeat all the guards using a variety of home-made weapons. Stark located and interrogated Trevor Slattery, realizing that the "Mandarin" was only a decoy created by Aldrich Killian to divert the attention over the explosions caused by Extremis, and the man thought responsible of it was just a British actor named Trevor Slattery. While interrogating Slattery, Eric Savin rendered Stark unconscious.

Maya Hansen asked a now prisoner Stark to help her stabilize Extremis, but Stark tried to convince her of doing the right thing and liberate him. Killian showed up, explaining that the desperation Stark made him feel in Switzerland and that the anonymity he experienced then would be the rule he would follow to achieve his goals. Therefore, he created the Mandarin to be the face of evil, the target for people while he pulled the strings behind the scenes. In order to make Stark feel the same desperation, he showed Pepper Potts painfully trying to assimilate the Extremis injected into her body.

Hansen had a change of heart, provoked by Stark's words and Killian's actions, threatening to kill herself using an overdose of Extremis and demanding Killian to liberate Stark. Killian simply killed her without hesitation, and told Stark that a high level position was now vacant.[2]

Kidnapping of James Rhodes

James Rhodes was taken to Aldrich Killian's Mansion too after being neutralized in Pakistan. Aldrich Killian managed to take him out the Iron Patriot Armor using his Extremis powers. Rhodes defeated some of the guards, but was rendered unconscious as he was surprised to see Killian breathing fire.

Killian celebrated that everything was going according to his plan, as the following he would control the most feared terrorist in the world, and the new President of the United States, as Eric Savin would to use the Rhodes' armor as a trojan horse in order to infiltrate the Air Force One and kidnap President Matthew Ellis.[2]

Liberation of Tony Stark

An alarm set in the watch Tony Stark obtained from Harley Keener indicated that Stark's Mark 42 armor should have finished recharging its energy. Stark threatened the guards watching over him while tied to a mattress base, and as the guards mocked him, different pieces of the armor arrived, allowing him to defeat all the guards he came across.

Iron Man witnessed how Aldrich Killian abandoned the complex, and how Eric Savin departed inside the Iron Patriot Armor. He tried to follow them, but the armor was unable to fly. He found a battery and connected it to the armor in order to raise its power reserves.

James Rhodes regained consciousness and told Stark his current situation. They went to defeat the remaining guards in order to meet Trevor Slattery, and they obtained a clue for Killian's next move, that it involved a ship and another move that had something to do with Vice President Rodriguez.

Stark and Rhodes seized Slattery's speedboat, bought by Killian as payment for his acting as the Mandarin, and traveled to the Roxxon ship Norco.[2]

Rescue of the Air Force One Crew

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Eric Savin detonated an explosive that opened a hole in the Air Force One while it flew over Florida. Thirteen of the members of the crew that survived Savin's attack to kidnap President Matthew Ellis were sucked out of the plane, but Tony Stark remotely commanded his Iron Man Armor to rescue them.

Stark carried the thirteen making a human chain, and slow down the fall just when they were about to hit the ocean, dropping them near Miami and saving their lives. Stark congratulated them for a good team work, but his armor was hit by a trucker.

Arrest of Trevor Slattery

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Following the death of Aldrich Killian and the rescue of President Matthew Ellis, Trevor Slattery was arrested in Miami for his involvement with A.I.M. and his role in the Mandarin broadcasts. Slattery gained all the media attention he sought as an actor, and was pleased to see how many reporters gathered to cover the news about him.[2] Slattery ended up being imprisoned at Seagate Prison.[3]

Cybertek Facility

Cybertek operated a facility in Miami that had to be prepared in order to treat John Garrett, having been affected by an EMP, caused by Leo Fitz, that stopped the biomechanics in his body and was about to kill him.

However, Garrett would not have survived the trip to Miami, so he prompted Raina to inject him the synthetized version of the GH.325 drug to save his own life.[4]

Fire of Santa Maria de las Flores

"The body of Lewis Seaver was found in the Santa Maria church fire in Miami."
Skye[src]

Sebastian Derik, looking for clues about the series of symbols he felt the need to carve, located Lewis Seaver, a former Project T.A.H.I.T.I. patient and now a parishioner of the church of Santa Maria de las Flores.

Seaver, who also carved the symbols in the back of a painting in the church, was attacked by Derik, who tried to make him remember the other pieces of the overall design by carving the symbols in his body, as Derik had discovered that feeling pain overcame the memory replacement they were subjected to.

Derik killed Seaver, and covered his tracks putting the whole church on fire, though the painting where Seaver had carved the symbols managed to survive the fire, which was deemed a miracle.[5]

Miracle Painting

Visit of the Bishop

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Santa Maria de las Flores.

The local bishop visited the church of Santa Maria de las Flores to assess both the destruction of the church caused by a devastating fire and the existence of a miraculous artifact that was not destroyed, a 500 year old painting. The priest of the church received the bishop, who wanted to see the painting immediately.

The priest explained that the art work, painted in Spain during the 1500s, managed to survive the fire, but was not sure of the bishop's intentions of being verified by experts. The bishop explained that though faith was enough for them, the rest of the world needed an actual proof to believe in the miracle and contribute for the rebuild of the church.

Seeing the reservation the priest had, the bishop asked what was happening, and the priest showed the back of the painting, carved with the Words of Creation.[6]

Fundraising Event

Skye quickly returned to the hangar where the Bus had been stationed in Miami, in order to duplicate a ticket for the fundraiser organized to collect money for the church of Santa Maria de las Flores that Lance Hunter managed to steal.

Skye joined Antoine Triplett at the briefing room of the Bus, and duplicated the original ticket as the original ones had a cost of $25,000 each, and contacted Alphonso Mackenzie to inform him of her success.

Mackenzie was undercover acting as the driver for Phil Coulson and Melinda May, who were also disguised as a rich couple attending the fundraiser, with the main purpose of the whole mission being to obtain the painting that managed to survive the fire and had the Words of Creation carved on its back.

Mackenzie tried to let Coulson allow him to work on Lola, Coulson's personal car, showing him how he restored the luxury car they used to arrive at the fundraiser, but Coulson refused even before Mackenzie actually asked. Coulson and May, dressed for the event, headed for the entrance of the manor, though May was uncomfortable with her outfit, and was willing to pay $500 for a pair of flats instead of her high heels.

The guard at the gate asked for their identification, with Coulson handing him both his and May's, with the identities of Charles and Heidi Martin, behaving as a modern and rich couple. The forged tickets worked, and Coulson congratulated Skye as he entered into the party.

Skye, in charge of remotely assessing the security of the event, informed them that Gabriel Soto, host of the event, had the painting in a secured sublevel storage room, planning to show it to the guests that same night, and though she was still assessing the security, it was safe to assume it would be heavy, as there were diplomats and state officials among the guests.

Lance Hunter also contacted with Skye at the Bus, and Coulson and May at the event when Mackenzie picked him up in South Beach, explaining that Bridget, Soto's executive assistant, revealed to him that Soto would send the painting the next morning for verification, while she and Hunter shared an intimate moment.

Skye insisted to be present during the operation to help them to neutralize all security systems, but Coulson insisted on reducing their presence to just two agents to minimize detection in a small space, as he already explained her how covert operations worked.

Coulson explained the importance of the mission, saying that the painting displayed the same symbols that John Garrett carved and the ones that appeared in the Obelisk; thus studying this 500-year-old piece of art could give them some answers.

Skye, Triplett and Leo Fitz heard how May was loudly laughing, blending with other guests, and Skye was worried that something bad had happened, as she had never heard May laughing. May promptly joined Coulson, complaining that her face hurt due to the laughing, and they deactivated the comms to maintain their cover and discuss some details. Skye was surprised to see that Coulson and May requested radio silence.[6]

Dance Session

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Phil Coulson asked Melinda May for a dance during the fundraiser event they infiltrated posing as a rich couple, and Coulson was impressed that she still remembered the steps. Coulson and May used the dance as a cover to scan their surroundings for the security guards and systems in the room, while remembering May's years at the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy, and their first mission together in Sausalito.

The nostalgic talk reminded Coulson of the fun they used to have together in their youth, even despite drawbacks, like what happened in that first mission, as May had to wait in the bay for five hours until Coulson came for her, as their mission commander sent them without an exit plan.

May said that if they changed, it was because life happened, and though nostalgia was fine, she had to deal with reality, asking Coulson about the symptoms derived from the injection of the GH.325 and the whole Project T.A.H.I.T.I., as Coulson's hand's tremoring indicated that the symptoms were worsening.

Coulson was worried the rest of the agents saw it, but, though Skye asked her usual questions, all of them thought it was a standard operation instead of something personal for Coulson, and May warned him that if she considered it was too much for him, she would take Coulson out of the operation.

However, Coulson then revealed the true reason to turn off the communication with the rest of the agents; he wanted to discuss a contingency plan in case he started to behave like John Garrett did. May was uncomfortable discussing a plan to kill Coulson, even in case of need, and tried to dismiss the conversation. She spotted someone in the room, Brigadier General Glenn Talbot; though at the moment, they didn't know who he really was.[6]

Maintaining the Cover

Phil Coulson approached the man he thought was Glenn Talbot and greeted him, receiving a friendly greet in response. Coulson was surprised to hear that, believing his differences with Talbot were something from the past.

Coulson asked him not to blow his cover and allow him to continue with his mission, as it would benefit both him and Talbot; both the United States Armed Forces division headed by Talbot and Talbot's own career had already benefited from Coulson's assitance.

As Coulson announced he was going to continue with his operation, the man announced there would not be interferences, unless he felt he needed to do it.[6]

Men and Women

Lance Hunter and Alphonso Mackenzie arrived to Miami, joining Skye, Antoine Triplett and Leo Fitz inside the Bus, congratulating each other for their work in their mission of obtaining the fundraiser ticket from Bridget.

Triplett complained that while he was waiting in the plane, Hunter was flirting with Bridget, and Hunter spoke about how women ended up being attracted to him, something that Skye didn't understand.

Hunter ended up explaining, despite Mackenzie's complaints, how he met his ex-wife, on a spring night at the Outer Banks, being deceived by her appearance that hid, in his opinion, a cruel demon.

Phil Coulson resumed contact with them, announcing that Glenn Talbot was apparently at the fundraiser, and their cover was at risk, so he decided they would retrieve the painting they were looking for at that moment instead of waiting.

Melinda May approached Gabriel Soto, flirting with him in order to allow Coulson to scan Soto's retinas while pretending to take a photograph of May and Soto. They had to hurry, as their cover was blown, and the security guards had been alerted of their presence.[6]

Infiltration of the Storage Room

Phil Coulson and Melinda May descended to the sublevel storage room where the miracle painting displaying the Words of Creation has been secured, with Coulson knocking down one of the security agents with a punch in order to open the door to the room. Coulson used an holographic reconstruction of an image of Gabriel Soto to bypass a retinal scanner.

However, as Skye remotely guided Coulson and May to the storage room, she detected a laser grid at the entrance. Coulson prepared to cross without activating it, but May simply walked through it, as the security guards had already been alerted of their presence.

Coulson and May searched for the painting in the room, but were unable to find them, as unbeknownst to everyone, the painting had been claimed by a man seemingly acting under authorization of the United States Armed Forces, using Glenn Talbot's authority to take possession of the piece of art, claiming it was related to an ongoing government investigation.

Coulson wondered how Talbot knew the importance of the painting and the symbols inscribed on its back; May prompted Coulson to get out of the place.[6]

Contacts with HYDRA

Glenn Talbot informed Daniel Whitehall that he managed to take possession of the painting despite S.H.I.E.L.D.'s attempt to obtain it, sending him a picture of Phil Coulson and Melinda May.

Whitehall ordered him not to come, as they didn't pose any trouble yet, and Whitehall devised a new plan to take advantage of the situation.[6]

Collaboration

Phil Coulson and Melinda May managed to escape from the mansion where the fundraiser event was held, despite being outnumbered, trapped and hoping not to get killed, which May simply felt it was like the "old days". However, Coulson still wanted to retrieve the miracle painting, which he believed it was in Glenn Talbot's possession.

Coulson also insisted on having a conversation about a contingency plan in case he got overwhelmed by the side effects of the GH.325 drug, but May avoided the conversation once again using an opportunity to escape the area. However, they were intercepted outside of the complex, seemingly by Glenn Talbot himself.

He confronted both agents, saying it was obvious they were after the same miracle painting, and knowing about the symbols carved on its back; he asked for Coulson's help into examining it, in order to learn about its meaning.

Coulson and May had some reservations, not fully trusting the offer and believing there was something behind it, but they were assured they would simply examine the painting in a secure military facility; so they agreed with the plan. Coulson asked to communicate with his agents and give new orders, and disappeared. He was given an hour to meet at the Hotel La Ona.

Coulson did not trust the deal he was offered, so May volunteered to investigate the true reasons, which would also serve her to make up for having to dance with him; she reluctantly revealed she liked it a little bit. Coulson asked her to contact him as soon as she learnt anything, knowing that she would handle the situation if something went wrong.

Bonding with S.H.I.E.L.D. Colleagues

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Antoine Triplett caught Skye doing research on the church of Santa Maria de las Flores that Phil Coulson had not ordered her to do, and while she simply said she was being industrious, Triplett saw beyond that and, knowing Skye, correctly guessed she was trying to find the parts of the mission they have not been informed about.

Lance Hunter joined them saying that he appreciated Skye's meticulousness, but he just preferred a beer and a nap, describing himself as lazy. Skye said that "lazy" was not the word she would use to describe him, to which Hunter sarcastically asked if it was "dangerous". He recognized he was just lazy; he simply hid it well.

Skye went to ask about Hunter's Ex-Wife, and what was the reason that they broke up. Alphonso Mackenzie regretted she brought back the topic, and Hunter blamed the failure of their marriage to her ex-wife being a "demonic hell-beast", with Mackenzie obviously remarking that Hunter did not like her.

Skye compared it to her situation, as she had a crush on Grant Ward, who was outed as a killer and now was imprisoned at the Playground. Mackenzie complimented all his former relationships, though Hunter disagreed, saying that Mackenzie had to pretend that he liked quinoa to please his partner.

Leo Fitz, who had been in the room during the entire conversation, was approached by his recurring hallucination of Jemma Simmons, who prompted him to join the rest of agents while they were bonding, or he would be left out. He silently left the room alone in response.[6]

Impersonations

Hotel La Ona

Hotel La Ona

Melinda May discreetly arrived at the Hotel La Ona to investigate the reasons Glenn Talbot could have to investigate the miracle painting from the Santa Maria de las Flores church, that had the Words of Creation carved on its back.

Upon arriving, May witnessed Agent 33 checking two files, one about Phil Coulson, and the other about May herself. As soon as she saw the HYDRA insignia on the file, May bursted into the room and attacked Agent 33, subduing her and asking about Talbot's location.

Surprisingly, she was answered from behind and taken by surprise by this Talbot. May battled both the man and Agent 33, witnessing how, as he punched the man's face, it disrupted the Photostatic Veil he was wearing to disguise himself as Talbot. May managed to remove the mask from him, learning that the Talbot they saw during the fundraiser event was actually Sunil Bakshi. However, Agent 33 seized the opportuinity to knock May down using a taser.

Seeing that May's presence there was proof that Coulson didn't trust General Talbot, Bakshi decided to send Agent 33 disguised as Melinda May to fulfill their mission for Daniel Whitehall. Agent 33 took a drop of May's blood and a recording of her voice to activate the Photostatic Veil, effectively disguising herself as Melinda May.

Bakshi ordered Agent 33 to bring Coulson to the hotel, and handed her a Hijacker to neutralize the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Agent 33 decrypted May's phone and called Coulson, lying to him saying that while Talbot's offer seemed to be solid, he needed to quickly accept as he was keeping the deal unknown to his superiors.

Bakshi managed to track Coulson's location and sent Agent 33 to take him and neutralize the other agents.[6]

False Faces

Inside the Bus, Leo Fitz visited his former laboratory, now transformed into a garage and storage room, where he was confronted again by his hallucination of Jemma Simmons, who tried to make Fitz understand that running away from people was not the answer for his problems. He claimed that he liked to be alone, because of the mere existence of the hallucination.

Fitz confessed he felt he had trouble talking to everyone except her, but instead, the hallucination said he was afraid of not having anything to say, and prompted him to talk about his thoughts and feelings. Fitz complained, because precisely talking about his feelings did not worked in the past, when he confessed his love to the real Jemma Simmons.

Besides, Fitz considered that he did not have anything in common with the rest of agents, and that he did not feel to be a part of "the team". The hallucination told him he could be part of them if he stayed with them instead of hiding in the garage. Fitz also felt that transforming the laboratory into a garage was an example of the low importance other people gave to his opinion, despite having a better laboratory in the Playground.

Fitz felt that even Grant Ward was more valuable than he was, and he could able to speak without trouble, and wished the real Simmons have heard his excuses for the way he tried to kill them. The hallucination also said that he should let everyone else see who he really was underneath his stumblings and stuttering.

His conversation with himself was interrupted by the arrival of Agent 33 disguised as Melinda May, who asked him where Phil Coulson was. Coulson was chattering with the rest of his agents about Glenn Talbot and his presence at the fundraiser event, without knowing that who he believed to be Talbot was actually Sunil Bakshi disguised.

Agent 33 entered the room and called Coulson in order to speak to him in private, and lied to him saying that despite their surprise, Talbot's offer was honest. However, to draw him to HYDRA's trap, Agent 33 said that despite Talbot's desire to meet just with Coulson, she would go with him no matter what. Coulson and Agent 33 went to the hotel, and before leaving, she placed the Hijacker that Bakshi gave to her in order to keep the rest of agents busy.[6]

Interrogation of Melinda May

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Sunil Bakshi realized that Melinda May, whom he tied to a chair, had regained consciousness and revealed his intention to interrogate her about a series of questions, starting with S.H.I.E.L.D.'s interest in the miracle painting.

Bakshi theorized that S.H.I.E.L.D. shouldn't be a big agency, and very few agents could have remained as such following the HYDRA Uprising. He wanted to know the identity of their boss and the location of their headquarters, though May answered with a threat.

Bakshi, dismissing her threats, promised her that she would tell him everything he wanted to know, as she would meet Daniel Whitehall, Bakshi's superior, who would use a very effective method for obtaining the information and making her comply, though until then, he would improvise torturing her with an electric current.[6]

Heir to the Agency

Phil Coulson intended to talk to Melinda May about the contingency plan they needed to devise in case he succumbed to the side effects of the GH.325 drug, without knowing that the woman he had by his side was actually Agent 33. Coulson regretted having to wait until being trapped in a car to talk about it, but May's constant attempts to avoid the topic left him without a choice.

Coulson needed to know May could do what needed to be done, and was worried about what would happen after that, but he wanted May to become the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.[6]

Infection of the Bus

Inside the Bus, Leo Fitz struggled with the decision of joining his colleagues, while avoiding to talk to his hallucination of Jemma Simmons in their presence, as he considered it embarrasing.

Suddenly, the Hijacker that Agent 33 placed on the plane started to shut down the energy of the plane, destroying some of the plane's systems, closing the cargo ramp and locking the emergency exits to trap the agents inside the plane. As Skye and Alphonso Mackenzie were first assessing the situation, Fitz located the Hijacker, learning they had been sabotaged.

Knowing the device, as it was based on S.H.I.E.L.D. technology, Fitz tried to explain to the rest of agents that, if they did not stop it, the plane would explode, as a virus was liberated in the plane's systems, and started to sequentially destroy the stabilizers, monitors, navigation systems and the communications before disrupting the wings, which would trigger an explosion big enough to destroy the plane, as the fuel was stored inside the wings.

Fitz took Lance Hunter to the avionics room of the plane, as he knew how to stop the virus but did not have the accuracy with his hands to properly do it; he needed to guide Hunter to do it for him, as the rest of agents were repairing the systems that had already fallen to delay the virus. Hunter was the only without technical skills to help with that. Fitz guided Hunter through the process, and despite Fitz's troubles communicating, they succesfully fixed the plane, with both agents celebrating the success.[6]

Face to Face

Phil Coulson arrived to the Hotel La Ona with Agent 33, feeling that despite her appearance, that woman was not Melinda May. In order to test her, before entering the room where they were supposed to meet Glenn Talbot, Coulson pretended to have a casual conversation with her, letting her know it was great to work with her on an assignment, and invited her to have a cup of coffee they were supposed to have.

Agent 33's agreement with his offer was the final proof he needed, as May hated coffee, and Coulson punched her in the face. They started a fight that made Sunil Bakshi approach, so the real Melinda May seized the opportunity to free herself from the chair where she was bound, and confronted Sunil Bakshi.

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Coulson taunted Agent 33 as they fought, saying that he lied when he assured her that it was fun working with her, and the real May stepped up to fight the woman impersonating her, to Coulson's surprise. May and Agent 33 furiously fought each other.

Bakshi tried to escape with the miracle painting, with Coulson in close pursuit. Bakshi requested reinforcements and an extraction team, but Coulson did not let him escape, shooting him with an I.C.E.R. to retrieve the painting.

Inside the room, Agent 33 taunted May saying she knew all her moves because she was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent before, but May retaliated saying she was sure she did not know all of them.

Coulson retrieved the painting, but also overheard that a HYDRA tactical team would arrive in two minutes. He hurried to the room, where, after a prolonged fight, May finally defeated Agent 33 by electrocuting her face. As the HYDRA team arrived, they found both Bakshi and Agent 33, while Coulson and May successfully escaped and returned to the Bus to leave Miami.[6]

Date Interrupted

Since he was allowed to leave S.H.I.E.L.D. because he learned to control his Inhuman powers, Joey Gutierrez had began a new life in the city of Miami. He had been on a date with a man who he had originally planned to spend the night with, when suddenly Daisy Johnson had sent out a signal for the Secret Warriors to assemble for a mission, which interrupted his date and left him very embarrassed.[7]

New Record

On April 22, 2016, a runner established a new record during the city marathon. He would later called Captain America an inspiration when interviewed.[8]

Blackout

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Elena Rodriguez was in Miami for a friend's party, when the city was targeted by the Watchdogs during their hunt for Inhumans.[9]

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