Piper is a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent from the Operations division, who joined a special task force assembled by Director Phil Coulson in a failed attempt to assassinate the Inhuman leader Hive. Having proved herself to be an exceptional asset, Piper was promoted to one of the key members of Melinda May's new strike team.
Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Working for Phil Coulson
- "The frickin' aliens just landed. We're not... We're not gonna take a moment and let that soak in?"
As S.H.I.E.L.D. found the location of the Inhuman leader known as Hive, Piper, O'Brien and two other agents volunteered to join Melinda May and Alphonso Mackenzie on a mission to kill Hive and rescue Daisy Johnson. Mackenzie briefed the agents about the mission and they used Zephyr One to go to Union City. On Zephyr One, Director Phil Coulson also briefed the team about their mission and asked them to be careful and smart as Hive was an incredibly dangerous opponent with an incredibly loyal army behind him.
Upon arriving within Union City, May got the information about Hive's location. As the team went to there, Coulson on Zephyr One told them to enter the facility with the safeties off, bur Piper said that the had never been off. They entered the facility where they saw the Kree Orb in action. Coulson ordered their team to get out quickly. Once they were outside, a satellite crashed directly into the facility and two Kree Reapers walked out and began attacking. O'Brien informed the team that there were large footprints. Piper was socked to learn that aliens had landed and asked why nobody was shocked.
The team followed the Kree Reapers, who killed everyone they encountered, and Piper saw that one of them sensed something in the church. Piper, May and O'Brien entered the church where they saw the Kree and Hive dueling. As the Kree Reaper seemed to gain the upper hand, Piper said to May that he might to their work, but May told to not be so sure. Once Hive killed the Kree, so Coulson ordered them to attack. After May and O'Brien shots did not work, May ordered Piper to shot him with her grenade launcher, but Hive was unmoved by the blast and healed from his wounds.
Seeing that they could not defeat Hive on their own, May ordered Piper and the rest of the team to run. They took the injured Mackenzie away from Daisy Johnson, who had almost killed him with her Inhuman power due to him destroying one of the Kree Reapers she needed with a Splinter Bomb. Having shot Johnson with an I.C.E.R., Piper and the others entered the Containment Module and returned to the Playground to get Mackenzie medical attention from Jemma Simmons. As the team were around Mackenzie, Piper noted that Hive was seemingly completely unstoppable.
May's Strike Team
- "Okay, people! What, you never seen the biggest plane ever built before?! Next pairing, on the mat!"
S.H.I.E.L.D.'s new Director Jeffrey Mace assigned Agent Melinda May the task of creating, training and leading a specialist strike team. She recruited four Agents, including Piper. One day, May trained her team in martial arts in the Playground hangar. After she defeated her opponent, May asked her team why he failed. Piper answered that he tagged out. Zephyr One then landed and May asked Piper to train them for her. Piper said to the team to ignore the largest plane ever built and continue with training, calling the next pair to begin their fight training.
However when it was discovered that May had been assisting Agents Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie in their search for Quake, Piper and the other members of May's team watched as May was confronted by Jemma Simmons about her actions. When Simmons locked eyes with Piper, she turned away so her words could be more private. Piper and the rest of the team were then sent to Los Angeles to fight Chinatown Crew bring back Coulson and Mackenzie under the orders of Simmons who worked directly under the new Director, Jeffrey Mace, much to May's own personal annoyance.
Having discovered Coulson and Mackenzie spying on a deal being done by Chen to purchase a box containing Lucy Bauer, Piper joined the rest of her team using the new Mapping-Action Eyewear developed by Leo Fitz to sneak up on the Chinatown Crew and shoot them with I.C.E.R.s with such efficiency that Mackenzie could not help but be impressed. With the crew now captured, Piper joined her team on Zephyr One, checking the status of the injured Chinatown Crew members and noting their Watchdogs tattoos on their wrists with Mackenzie still by her side.
Melinda May's Breakdown
"Is there a different title you'd prefer? Commander? Sir?"
"Let's just stick to 'May.'
"I can do May. I can do that, May."
- ―Melinda May and Piper
While Piper was walking through the Playground she was called over by Melinda May who asked her to get May's Team ready for combat training in ten minutes. When Piper referred to May as Ma'am they had an awkward discussion trying to work out what name May would prefer before settling on simply calling her May, with Piper then quickly leaving to collect her fellow team mates for the upcoming training session.
While training began, Piper witnessed a now panicked May walking through the rooms before being escorted out by Phil Coulson. As Piper watched, May had a sudden breakdown and attacked Coulson, believing him to be working against her and infected with something terrible. As the other members of May's team tried to calm her down, Piper engaged in a fight with her own commander, which she eventually lost. In the end Director Jeffrey Mace personally defeated May, having revealed himself to be an Inhuman and knocked her unconscious before taking her into S.H.I.E.L.D.'s custody.
Piper assisted in training Director Jeffrey Mace, who had stopped using his Patriot Serum to gain super-strength, resulting in Piper pinning him to the ground in seconds. Piper was later gathered with the other key members of S.H.I.E.L.D. and informed by Phil Coulson and Director Mace that both agents Daisy Johnson and Jemma Simmons had been kidnapped and replaced by Life-Model Decoys who planned to sabotage the base. Piper and the other agents were then ordered by their superiors to hunt down and destroy all the robots.
While Piper joined Alphonso Mackenzie and others in getting their weapons, she overheard an explosion elsewhere in the Playground and questioned if they were trying to destroy the base. However the room then filled with gas, knocking out Piper and all of the others. Eventually she awoke, confused as to why they were awake with the room still filled with gas, only to be greeted by Simmons who insisted that she and Johnson were not the LMDs. Piper questioned this but Simmons raised her gun and told her that she did not care if they believed her or not and then ordered Piper to move out.
As they moved through the base with all the Framework equipment, Piper prepared herself to attack Simmons with a knife as soon as her back was turned. Just as she made her move however, Piper then witnessed Mackenzie's LMD body being thrown across the hallway in pieces, confirming that Simmons was telling the truth. Quake then appeared and order Davis to fly Zephyr One out of the base to safety while Piper and Prince collected any other unconcious agents they could find and get them away from the still spreading fire before the entire Playground base burned to the ground.
Following their newest orders, Piper and Prince both evacuated the remaining S.H.I.E.L.D. agents while Quake and Simmons managed to convince Melinda May's LMD to allow them to leave. Once onboard Zephyr One, Piper assisted Quake who was struggling to walk while Davis managed to get the Zephyr out of the hanger moments before May's LMD detonated a bomb which destroyed her, Coulson's LMD and much of the Playground base. Piper and the other agents then watched in amazement as Davis successfully flew the plane and all of them outside of the danger zone and towards sunlight.
Having collect Yo-Yo Rodriguez on the way, Piper and the other agents discussed the plan to get inside the Framework, which had been built by Holden Radcliffe with the help of the Darkhold, with Piper expressing great concern about the likelihood of completing the mission to find their allies inside the digital world and free them. When Piper questioned if the mission was going to be as easy as Simmons was making it sound, Rodriguez noted that they did not know. With no other choice however, Piper helped to log Quake and Simmons into the Framework to begin the mission.
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- Milkor M32: During a mission to kill the Inhuman Hive, Agent Piper carried a modified version of this grenade launcher as a heavy support weapon. She used it to blast a hole in Hive's shoulder, but to little effect as the dark Inhuman managed to heal the wound.
- I.C.E.R.: To be added
- Mapping-Action Eyewear: To be added
- Jeffrey Mace - Director
- Phil Coulson - Colleague and Former Director
- Alphonso Mackenzie - Colleague
- Anderson - Colleague
- O'Brien - Colleague
- Jemma Simmons - Colleague
- Leo Fitz - Colleague
- Daisy Johnson - Colleague
- May's Team - Teammates
- Hive †
- Kree Reapers †
- Chinatown Crew
- Chen †
- Life-Model Decoys
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- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.