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For the real world Sunil Bakshi, see Sunil Bakshi
"If you think you can force me, Sunil Bakshi, to go on air and slander HYDRA, then you're delusional. I am the most trusted voice in journalism."
―Sunil Bakshi[src]

Sunil Bakshi was a virtual recreation of the real-world person of the same name inside the Framework. A HYDRA loyalist, Bakshi was in charge of spreading the organization's propaganda through his program The Bakshi Report. While reporting on the death of the Patriot and the attack on Madame Hydra, Bakshi and all his staff were attacked by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents who sent out a new message of hope from his network to the people of the world.

Biography

The Bakshi Report

Loyal to HYDRA

HYDRA Parade

Bakshi attending the Humans First parade

The host of The Bakshi Report, a program that praises HYDRA and its activities, Sunil Bakshi was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award. When HYDRA organized a parade to honor Felix Blake and the Humans First movement, Bakshi was among the attendees.[1] While he sent out propaganda messages to the people until the direct orders of HYDRA's leadership, Bakshi's voice was also used by HYDRA to brainwash children at the HYDRA Enlightenment Cultivation Center in order to ensure they remained loyal to their rule over the world without question.[2]

Reporting the Patriot's Death

"We are pleased to report the Patriot has been killed. That man will no longer stand as a symbol of evil and villainy."
―Sunil Bakshi[src]

Following the Infiltration into the HYDRA Enlightenment Cultivation Center, Sunil Bakshi addressed the matter in his show, presenting the Patriot as an evil terrorist who had been eliminated thanks to HYDRA. Bakshi used this event as a warning, stating that danger could come from everywhere.[3]

Reporting the Triskelion Attack

"We can use archival footage, placate the public. They'll never know the difference."
"Well, no, I don't want the public placated. I want them afraid."
"Well, what do you need from me?"
―Sunil Bakshi and The Doctor[src]

Bakshi was informed about the events of the Escape from the Triskelion. He told his audience that an Inhuman had assaulted Madame Hydra but that the latter was unharmed when she was actually severely wounded after falling from the Triskelion's upper levels.

FitzBakshi-HYDRA

Sunil Bakshi meets The Doctor

Later, Bakshi went to the Triskelion and met with The Doctor, asking him whether it was possible to have Madame Hydra come to The Bakshi Report for an interview. The Doctor refused and Bakshi offered to use archive footage instead to reassure the people. However, The Doctor wanted to make the people afraid and ordered Bakshi to disclose the identities of the two fugitives, Daisy Johnson and Melinda May, so that they could be arrested.[3]

Confronted by S.H.I.E.L.D.

"We don't need you to say a damn thing. The facts will speak for themselves."
Daisy Johnson to Sunil Bakshi[src]

While preparing for his daily show, Bakshi was assaulted by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents who stormed the HYDRA Broadcasting Center and tied up the staff, including Bakshi, so that they could broadcast an emergency message of their own. Bakshi taunted them, stating that he would never publicly talk against HYDRA, but after Daisy Johnson showed him her powers, he was ready to comply. However, Johnson told him that they did not need him.

Following the broadcast, Burrows informed Grant Ward that people were gathering outside the Broadcasting Center. Bakshi grimmed as he thought that HYDRA supporters had come to rescue him whereas it was actually rebels who had come to help S.H.I.E.L.D.[3]

Deletion

Like everyone else in the Framework, Baskhi was deleted when Aida initiated the complete shutdown of the virtual reality.[4]

Personality

In the Framework, Sunil Bakshi was an arrogant and vain individual. Having reached a position of power as HYDRA's voice, Bakshi considered himself the most trusted journalist in the world and could not envisage that he could be assaulted or even contradicted. Bakshi also used his position to heavily hit on young women working with him, offering to take them somewhere and knowing that they would be afraid to rebuff him. Despite his agressive tone towards HYDRA's enemies whenever he was on air, Bakshi was far less brave in real life, and when Daisy Johnson demonstrated only a small fraction of her powers, Bakshi declared that he was willing to publicly talk against HYDRA.

Relationships

Allies

Enemies

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