"Welcome to the Lighthouse, the world's last bastion against the encroaching darkness. If you're here, you understand the gravity of the situation. The world as we know it has come to an end."
―Rick Stoner[src]

Rick Stoner was a high-ranking United States Armed Forces officer and a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent tasked with heading Project Reclamation.


Early Career

Originally an officer of the United States Armed Forces, Stoner rose through the ranks until he became a general. He was eventually transferred to the counter-intelligence agency S.H.I.E.L.D. where he served as one of its highest-ranking agents.[1]

Project Reclamation

Leaving Vital Messages

"This S.H.I.E.L.D. technology will make you think that the 1980s got here a bit early."
―Rick Stoner[src]

In the 1970s, General Stoner spearheaded Project Reclamation, an operation designed to save the selected elite of the mankind in the event of a catastrophic event.

He brought some of the era's best technology to the Lighthouse, an underground facility located near Lake Ontario, New York, and left several pre-recorded messages behind for future guests.

Following the avoiding of the 1972 Hydrogen Wave Crisis, Project Reclamation was abandoned and most of Stoner's legacy was forgotten.[1]


  • In the comics, Rick Stoner was a U.S. Army Colonel alongside Nick Fury who fought in World War II. After the war, he served as the head of the CIA and became the first executive director of S.H.I.E.L.D.


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