Agent Anne Weaver is the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent put in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy's science division. After an incident where the Academy's pool froze with students still in it, Agent Weaver asked agents Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons to investigate the disturbance.
When Hydra activated its agents within S.H.I.E.L.D., Sci-Tech was assaulted. Agent Weaver sent a message to Simmons warning her to barricade herself in wherever she was and warned her to not trust anyone, shortly before an explosion cut off her transmission.
A S.H.I.E.L.D. squadron was later sent by Robert Gonzales managed to liberate the Academy. Weaver subsequently joined Gonzales' reconstituted S.H.I.E.L.D. based on the idea of transparency rather than Nick Fury's mantra of compartmentalization. When they learned that Coulson had formed his own S.H.I.E.L.D., they sent in agents Mack to gather information.
After Gonzales' forces captured the Playground, Weaver was reunited with Fitz and Simmons. She told her former students that they were truly working for S.H.I.E.L.D. before asking for Simmons help in patching up Mack. Weaver later captured Agent Melinda May, who had helped Coulson escape.
Robert Gonzales was able to make a deal with Melinda May to join their S.H.I.E.L.D. council. May joined Weaver in the control room of the Iliad as they discussed following Agent Leo Fitz, who had chosen to leave S.H.I.E.L.D. because of the takeover. Weaver asked May about Coulson's work with powered people, specifically Deathlok, who had helped Coulson and Lance Hunter escape. She asked if Deathlok was apart of Theta Protocol, but May made it clear she was unaware of what that was. They explained they wanted to open Fury's Toolbox to learn that Theta Protocol was and if it was dangerous. May requested that she take control of the Playground before assuring them that Coulson was not the enemy.
Phil Coulson eventually surrendered to S.H.I.E.L.D. and came to a deal with Robert Gonzales in which Gonzales would assist Coulson with an Attack on the Arctic HYDRA Research Facility, and in exchange Coulson would open the Toolbox. Coulson arrived at the Playground with his team and Grant Ward, who was called in as an advisor. Weaver and Agent Oliver were called in on a video conference to vote on whether or not to move forward with the mission. Weaver and Oliver both voted against the mission, stating it was too dangerous; however Gonzales, Morse and May voted to move forward. Weaver later watched the mission unfold from the Iliad; the mission proved successful and Coulson was able to rescue the captured enhanced people before Gonzales destroyed the base.
Robert Gonzales called for a meeting with Phil Coulson, Weaver, Oliver and Melinda May; Coulson revealed that Theta Protocol was the hiding of the Helicarrier for a world-threatening event. Coulson proposed that the two S.H.I.E.L.D. organisations merge to form one S.H.I.E.L.D. with Coulson as director and Gonzales and his council as his advisors. Gonzales agreed to the idea as he felt an incoming war could threaten the world.
When two Inhumans were caught breaking onboard the Iliad and attempting to steal the Monolith in the cargo hold, Gonzales called for a meeting with the other heads of S.H.I.E.L.D. to discuss the events. Weaver explained that the stone was alien and its energy signatures were unlike anything they had ever seen before. Weaver used HYDRA technology to successfully track the teleporter's location, and with that they found the Inhumans' home. Weaver, Oliver and Gonzales planned on visiting the Inhumans' home.
Back at the Playground, Coulson and the new S.H.I.E.L.D. council, including Weaver, discussed their plan of attack against the Inhumans. Coulson was against starting another war after they had just finished one against HYDRA, but Weaver and Oliver claimed that their recent run-ins with the Inhumans proved they were too dangerous not to be considered a threat. Coulson suggested that they organise a sit-down with the Inhumans' leader Jiaying, using Skye as a go-between and resolve the conflict peacefully.
Phil Coulson briefed the team, including Weaver, on the mission plan, putting himself in the position to be the one to meet with Jiaying; Robert Gonzales however argued that Coulson should not be the one to go on the mission as he had too close a personal connection to Skye which to hinder his judgement. Although Coulson argued that he was planning on using that personal connection to get through the mission peacefully, Gonzales argued that the threat was too great and he was not objective when Skye was involved, Weaver agreed that the idea of an entire race of powered people was too great of a risk. The rest of the council sided with Gonzales and it was decided he should go in Coulson's place.
Gonzales ordered Weaver to collect a necklace recovered from Daniel Whitehall's office, as he believed that it had been stolen from Jiaying years before. Weaver got onboard the Quinjet with Gonzales as they travelled to the Inhumans' home. As they neared the location Weaver gave Gonzales the box with the necklace inside, claiming that she would appreciate more notice next time he asked her to collect something like this for him. As they neared the location, they saw the area was filled with enhanced individuals. When they touched down they were greeted by the teleporter who took Gonzales to meet with Jiaying.
Weaver stayed behind at the Quinjet until Skye returned and handed over Calvin Zabo, who had been surrendered to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s custody as a peace offering from Jiaying. With Zabo handcuffed and put onboard the Quinjet, a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents searched his jacket, finding only three empty vials containing the remains of some kind of unknown formula. Weaver asked Zabo what they were but Zabo claimed to have no idea. Weaver secured the vials while Zabo looked on with a strange smile on his face.
War against the Inhumans
Weaver remained on the Quinjet while Melinda May contacted Phil Coulson, asking what had happened to Bobbi Morse as she was no longer answering communications. They were interrupted when Jemma Simmons ran on board to inform them that Jiaying had been shot, allegedly by Robert Gonzales. May left the Quinjet to learn more and ordered them to ensure Calvin Zabo was secure.
As tensions raised, Weaver began debating with Phil Coulson, Jemma Simmons and Melinda May about Robert Gonzales' involvement in the attack, with Weaver fiercely defending her former Director. She revealed that they had gone to great lengths to find a peace offering for Jiaying, and Coulson agreed that it did not seem like Gonzales' style. Weaver recommended that they respond with a strong show of force but Coulson insisted that they would not start a war. Coulson sent her back to the Iliad, where she would take command.
During a video conference, Weaver expressed her desire once again to attack the Inhumans after she had learned that Jiaying had killed Robert Gonzales and they could no longer track Gordon. Phil Coulson insisted it still was not the right time as he would not risk Skye, but Weaver and Oliver argued that she could expose S.H.I.E.L.D.'s weaknesses to the Inhumans. Alphonso Mackenzie arrived and claimed that although he wished to leave S.H.I.E.L.D., now Gonzales was dead he needed to see the matter finished, but he agreed with Coulson that they should not attack. Coulson requested a few hours to gain intelligence from Calvin Zabo, and Weaver gave him three. She then spoke to Mackenzie and ordered him to get the Iliad ready for battle.
Attack on the Iliad
The Iliad was attacked by a team of Inhumans led by Gordon, within minutes they managed to take over the majority of the ship and kill many of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents onboard. Weaver spoke to Agent Oliver to work out a plan to fight back against the attacking force before contacting Phil Coulson to gain help.
Shortly afterwards, the Inhumans took control of the entire ship and took Weaver, Oliver and all the other surviving S.H.I.E.L.D. agents onboard hostage. Jiaying and Gordon overlooked the hostages and prepared for the next step in their plan. When an emergency beacon was sent out from the ship, Jiaying asked Weaver and Oliver what the code was to disable the message, Weaver bravely refused and advised that Jiaying and her army surrender. To their surprise however, Jiaying ordered them to expand the beacon to every other S.H.I.E.L.D. base.
When Agent Oliver refused to help, Jiaying had him and two other S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents locked in a small room, she then dropped one of the Terrigen Crystals inside there with them. When the Crystal smashed, it unleashed a deadly Terrigen Mist which engulfed the agents. Within seconds Oliver and the other agents had turned completely to stone as Weaver watched helplessly. Jiaying once again ordered Weaver to expand the beacon, warning that if she did not, then more agents would suffer the same fate.
Peace at S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Inhuman threat was stopped by the efforts of Phil Coulson's team and Calvin Zabo, leading to Jiaying's death and the Terrigen Crystals being destroyed. With the danger dealt with, Weaver was moved back onto the Playground where she assisted Jemma Simmons and Alphonso Mackenzie in the securing and safety of alien artefacts including the Monolith.
Covering for Fitz
Meanwhile, with Jemma Simmons missing, Weaver began to work with Leo Fitz in the laboratory. However, this partnership came less and less frequently as Fitz was often absent, chasing whatever lead he found to prove Simmons was alive and free her from the Monolith.
One day, Joey Gutierrez was identified as newly-transformed; while other agents were sent to contain him before the ATCU could apprehend him, Weaver researched the man, learning his medical history and past relationships. When he arrived at the Playground, Weaver greeted him and told him where, when he changed his clothes, to place them for her to analyze.
Phil Coulson brought her technology seized from an Advanced Threat Containment Unit soldier, an organization that appeared about the same time that new Inhumans were appearing, for her and Fitz to analyze; Weaver covered for Fitz's absence, but both she and Coulson knew that Fitz was seeking a lead to recover Simmons.
Weaver remained a spy and observed for Coulson the routine of Rosalind Price, the leader of the ATCU, and conversed with Coulson about Price's nightly routine and how to catch her without her entourage.
Weaver called Fitz and asked him to return to the Playground, but he told her that he would arrive as soon as he could.
When Alphonso Mackenzie entered the laboratory, Morse used him as a sounding board while she analyzed the gun used by the ATCU.
Later, she and the other senior agents met as Fitz explained that the sand predated Earth by a billion years, proving that Jemma Simmons was teleported somewhere consistent with this sand. Ultimately, Fitz returned, with Simmons.
Placing Simmons in a Medical Pod, Coulson and Weaver tested her and found nothing unusual.
- You're safe. That portal won't open again."
"But it has to. I have to go back.
- --Anne Weaver and Jemma Simmons
The team talked about Jemma Simmons's recovery and the experiences she had on the alien planet. Simmons and Leo Fitz came to the lab, where Weaver greeted her warmly. Simmons saw the remains of the Monolith, laid out on a lab table.
Fitz told her that he felt that Simmons was distanced and he did not know how to help her. Weaver suggested that he should help her with a new start of living back on Earth. Fitz thanked her and left. Weaver then saw Simmons examining the Monolith remains. Weaver said to her that there was nothing to learn from them, but Simmons refused to stop. Weaver assured her that the portal would not open again, but Simmons said that it had to because she needed to return to the planet.
During an attempt to recruit Shane and Lori Henson to the Caterpillars program, the monstrous man called himself Lash killed them and a clone of new candidate Alisha in a battle in Los Angeles, California. Phil Coulson sent Weaver and Leo Fitz to do forensics on the scene before local authorities could arrive.
While taking samples, Weaver placed a hair fragment in a bag; Fitz became upset because she was not following the system that he and Jemma Simmons had developed. Weaver asked Fitz if Simmons had talked to him about her experiences from the planet; Fitz said she had not, but Weaver then lied, saying she knew nothing as well.
Returning to the Playground to review the samples, Weaver confirmed that Lash is an Inhuman. She brought the information to Coulson with Daisy Johnson. Johnson discovered that an email had been sent to the Inhumans couple before they were attacked. The email had given away their location. Coulson ordered then to send the information to the Advanced Threat Containment Unit. Later, Weaver noted that the hair sample was deteriorating; Fitz questioned if she had properly contained the sample. While supervising Weaver's work, Fitz found a notebook containing Simmons' research into the Monolith. Simmons entered the lab and, as she abruptly took the notebook from Fitz, asked Weaver had she betrayed their secret. She did not have time to answer before Simmons stormed off.
Powers and Abilities
- Master Scientist: Weaver was chosen as the director of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Science and Technology, that trained highly intelligent students to become S.H.I.E.L.D. engineers and scientists. As such, she is a high-profile scientist as well, respected by her cadets, licensed students and agents. Weaver was the desired consultant of Jemma Simmons when Simmons wanted advice on her research of GH.325. Weaver was able to use the "quantum entanglement" idea of Doctor List and the equipment of Deathlok to find Afterlife. Weaver was assigned to research and study the Monolith.
Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.
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