"Something turns up like this Chitauri Neural Link... we get to it before someone bad does."
"Any idea who Vanchat was planning to sell it to?"
"I'm more interested how this Rising Tide group found out about it. I thought they were just hackers. What changed?"
Grant Ward and Maria Hill[src]

Rising Tide is a conspiracy hacktivist group that exposed S.H.I.E.L.D. to the world in the aftermath of the Battle of New York.


The Rising Tide website going dark

Rising Tide going dark

After the Battle of New York, the Rising Tide exposed short video clips on their website from the Duel of Harlem and from the events at the Stark Expo. As of at least June 17, 2013, the site has "gone dark" and left a message of returning when least expected by S.H.I.E.L.D.. They somehow learned that Vanchat possessed a Chitauri Neural Link in his vault in Paris and posted the coordinates online, threatening a S.H.I.E.L.D. operation to recover it, forcing Agent Grant Ward to move in quickly and recover it before Vanchant's men could.[1]

Skye posted a video of Mike Peterson using his heightened strength from the Centipede Serum to save Debbie from an explosion in her lab. This attracted the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson's new team. After helping the team capture Peterson, Skye was asked to join the team as a consultant.[1]

Rising Tide member Miles Lydon was paid one million dollars by Raina of the Centipede Project to hack the S.H.I.E.L.D. Index files and post them online.[2]

Helping Skye

Skye contacted her connections with the Rising Tide in an attempt to translate the Words of Creation, but they had no idea what it was.[3]

Wondering what Skye was doing, Lance Hunter questioned her on her research into the Words of Creation. She told him about her failure to get information even with her Rising Tide resources.[4]

Later on, one of Skye's contacts in Rising Tide called Micro sent her pictures of the body of Janice Robbins who had the Words of Creation carved on her body.[5].


Website posts

After the Battle of New York, the Rising Tide posted a series of videos where strange situations occurred. They posted videos of Iron Man, Abomination and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in strange situations.[6]


Appearances for Rising Tide

In chronological order:

Behind the Scenes

  • There is a real-world organization called the Rising Tide.[7]


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