- For years the truth was hidden. People from other times. Other worlds. Heroes. But now we know - they're among us.
- -- Skye
- -- Skye
Daisy was born in a small village in Hunan Province of China. She was the daughter of Jiaying, a local woman with extreme longevity (most likely because of her Inhuman ancestry) and Cal Zabo, an American doctor. Cal delivered his daughter himself. Shortly after her birth, a group of Hydra agents under the orders of Daniel Whitehall raided the village and kidnapped the elders, including Daisy's mother. Whitehall vivisected the woman and used her blood and organs to regain some of his youth, and left her remains to be found by Cal who swore revenge against Whitehall.
Daisy was discovered by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents after they located an 0-8-4. After members of the team that found Daisy started to be killed off, agent Linda Avery sent the infant to Saint Agnes Orphanage. Unaware of her origins, Daisy took on the name of "Skye."
She bounced between different foster homes that never kept her around for long, saying that she "wasn't a good fit." When she was nine she stayed with a family, called the Brodys, that Skye particularly wanted to like her, but they soon sent her back to the orphanage. Skye then became a member of the Rising Tide, an anonymous network of hacktivists dedicated to exposing the existence of superhumans and powered individuals. Skye made it her personal mission to find out her origins and her search eventually led her to a redacted S.H.I.E.L.D. medical file.
When Skye witnessed Michael Peterson's display of superpowers during an accident which would have killed a normal human being, she advised him to run, because she knew that S.H.I.E.L.D. would try to cover up his actions, and told him where to find her in her van. However, after the meeting with Peterson, she was caught by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Coulson and Ward, and taken to a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. base for interrogation. She was ultimately convinced by Phil Coulson and Agent Ward to assist S.H.I.E.L.D. in finding Peterson.
When she was escorted to her van in order to recover his research to help S.H.I.E.L.D., the agent that escorted her was knocked out by Peterson, who forced Skye to take him to a train station, and to erase all the information she could find about him. Secretly, Skye managed to tell S.H.I.E.L.D. where to find them, and Peterson was finally taken into custody. After the situation, Coulson offered Skye a position on their team.
Some time later, Skye was emptying her van as the agents prepared for takeoff, while Ward was talking with Coulson and May and stating she wasn't qualified to be a S.H.I.E.L.D agent. Coulson countered stating that Skye will serve great as a consultant specifically because she doesn't think like an agent, despite Agent May's argument that the girl had not been not cleared for combat. Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz greeted Skye and then gave her a tour of the plane before Ward gave her an emergency procedures pamphlet.
The team then travelled to an unpaved airfield in Peru, to an Incan archaeological site in Llactapata. Skye offered to warn nearby residents, but Coulson instructed her not to publicize the discovery in order to keep the investigation "quiet and contained".
When a mission required the team to infiltrate the mansion of Ian Quinn to rescue scientist Franklin Hall, Skye volunteered for the assignment as she was the only member of the team with a plausible reason for being there without a cover story.
Although she initially appeared to side with Quinn, when Quinn confronted her about her allegiance to S.H.I.E.L.D., Skye stated that she preferred the big brother willing to stand up for his little brother when he needed protection - using an analogy previously made by Ward during a training session - rather than Quinn's attempt to defy the rules because they didn't benefit him.
When a hack from Miles Lydon endangered the life of "Registered Gifted" man Chan Ho Yin, Coulson's team sought to bring him into custody. Tipped off by Skye, Lydon evaded capture and met up with Skye at his Austin, Texas, apartment. Coulson, fearing that Skye might turn, tasked agent Melinda May to follow her. She confronted Skye and Lydon at his apartment and took them into custody.
While in custody, Skye tried to convince her team that Lydon was a good man who only believed in freedom of information. However, when Ward provided evidence that Lydon sold the information about Chan to mysterious sellers for one million dollars, she realized that he was not the man she thought he was.
Skye helped Ward extract Coulson and May when the operation to rescue Chan went bad. Afterward, Coulson gave Skye an ultimatum; come clean with him, or be left behind. Skye decided to tell Coulson the truth about her quest for her parents and agreed to the stipulation of wearing a monitoring bracelet, one that kept her from operating electronic equipment, in return for being allowed to stay with S.H.I.E.L.D.
While Coulson was getting a medical check up, Skye joined Fitz and Simmons in doing mock impressions of Ward after he complained that the night-night pistol was an ounce too heavy. The team was then sent to investigate a mysterious death in which the victim was left floating in mid-air. Skye began tracking an electromagnetic disturbance leading to a second victim, before determining that the two were both fire fighters involved in the clean-up of the Battle of New York.
After finding the third person involved, they then discovered that the three fire fighters had claimed a Chitauri helmet, and had unknowingly contracted an alien virus. While en route to the Sandbox to dispose of the helmet, they discovered that Simmons had also been infected. Skye watched helplessly with Ward as Simmons attempted to find a cure, which she ultimately did. Skye then gave Simmons a big hug.
When the team extracted Agent Shaw, who was carrying vital data, Skye offered to decrypt it, but Coulson revealed that the intelligence was classified under Level 8. The agents all took the announcement in stride, as this was simply the hierarchical methodology of S.H.I.E.L.D. at work. They arrived at the Hub to deliver the data where Skye attempted to follow Coulson, May and Ward into the briefing room, but her bracelet prevented her from entering.
While Ward and Fitz went on a mission to disable the Overkill device, Skye questioned Coulson as to why S.H.I.E.L.D. was not mobilizing resources to extract their teammates. Coulson told her to "Trust the System" and walked away. Thus, she collaborated with Simmons to hack the Level 8 server. Unfortunately, Simmons was caught by Agent Sitwell, and proved to be a terrible liar, before accidentally stunning him with the Night-Night Pistol.
Skye then searched the server, tempted to peek at the redacted file of herself, but presently returned her focus back to helping her friends. She discovered that there was no plan to extract Ward and Fitz, before she in turn was discovered by Coulson. He accused her of attempting to look up her file but she quickly explained that their teammates had no extraction plan. She defended her actions, reminding that being on a team meant watching each others back. Coulson told her that S.H.I.E.L.D. was bigger than their team and keeping secrets was important. When asked if he knew of the plan, he told her her that it was classified.
Skye then gathered May and Simmons to take the Bus and rescue their teammates, with Coulson joining in after confronting Victoria Hand. After extracting Ward and Fitz, Skye later apologized to Coulson for her actions. Coulson then revealed that he had looked up her file, which only said that a female S.H.I.E.L.D. agent dropped her off at the orphanage, though he did not name her or confirm that she was her mother.
Subsequently, Coulson's team dealt with the Berserker Staff and the Norse paganist hate group pursuing it. After that, they investigated Hannah Hutchins, a woman believed to possess uncontrolled telekinesis from a particle accelerator explosion. Coulson brought Skye along to show her how S.H.I.E.L.D. handled gifted individuals. When Hannah was brought aboard the Bus after May sedated her, Skye objected to her methods, believing that Hannah required a sympathetic ear rather than a trigger-happy agent, but was ordered to stay away from the subject.
When it was discovered that it was Tobias Ford, a maintenance worker who caused the accident and thus was trapped between worlds, was the cause of the seemingly telekinetic events, Ford sabotaged the Bus while in mid-flight, causing it to crash. While trapped with Coulson, Skye learned much more of May's past history and why she was so cold. Following the resolution of the crisis, Coulson informed Skye that her empathy would make her ideal in future "welcome wagons" and that she may one day rename the Gifted Index.
After Coulson was kidnapped by Project Centipede, Skye wanted to help out more with the search, but Agent Hand didn't trust her and May supported her belief (which was actually a ploy to get her off the Bus, believing that she would work better without any agents watching her). However, Skye's other teammates urged her to leave the Bus to search for Coulson on her own rather than report for debriefing. To that end, she visited Centipede financier Lloyd Rathman, masquerading as May and used her skills to find the hideout where Coulson was being kept and informed her teammates. Together, they were able to rescue Coulson, and Skye got to punch his captor, Raina. In gratitude, Coulson removed her bracelet.
While dealing with a crisis at S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Sci-Tech Academy, Coulson informed her that he and May had been looking into her past and explained the horrific circumstances that brought her to the orphanage. While this would have destroyed her, Skye grew stronger for it and paid her respects to the Wall of Valor.
Skye soon became driven to find Ian Quinn but when she confronted him at his Italian villa, he shot her on the Clairvoyant's orders. This was all an effort to get Coulson to return to the place where he had been resurrected, so he could find a method to save Skye, as the S.H.I.E.L.D. doctors believed that she was beyond saving. Simmons later injected Skye with the GH.325 recovered from the Guest House, thereby saving her life.
While bed-ridden, Skye was subjected to numerous blood tests to find any trace of the drug in her system. Though incapacitated during the Lorelei crisis, she was not idle when Lorelei hijacked the Bus, helping unlock the Cage for Sif to trap her. Afterwards, Coulson revealed to her that the drug that had saved them both was derived from an alien corpse from the Guest House and he may have potentially subjected her to unknown consequences. He made her promise to keep this secret from their teammates until they could get some answers from Director Fury.
As S.H.I.E.L.D. drew close to finding the Clairvoyant, Coulson formally made her an agent so she'd have access to the rejects of the Gifted Index to identify a potential candidate. To protect the two-men teams against the Clairvoyant reading their minds, she would give one agent the suspected individual's identity and the other their current location. When the search suspected Thomas Nash, Ward shot him rather than take him into custody, stating that he was protecting Skye when Nash made threats against her. However, Coulson suspected that Nash was a decoy to throw S.H.I.E.L.D. off the Clairvoyant's trail. It was then that Skye deduced that the Clairvoyant was actually a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent with security clearance.
Subsequently, Fitz informed Skye that he had found an encrypted line in the cockpit. Suspecting May to be in league with the Clairvoyant, Skye told Fitz to cut the line before she and Coulson confronted her. Then suddenly, the Bus was remotely hijacked by Victoria Hand and redirected towards the Hub. May confessed that the line was to Fury before pointing the finger at Fitz for tampering with the plane's sat cable. Fitz then confessed that he was trying to contact Simmons at the Hub where she was studying GH.325. Skye then got on her laptop, finding a white noise across all S.H.I.E.L.D. channels. After John Garrett got aboard after being targeted by S.H.I.E.L.D. drones, Skye discovered a message from Hydra to its sleeper agents within S.H.I.E.L.D.
Infiltrating the Hub, Skye set off with Ward to disable the nerve center. Before Ward set off to fight a number of enemy agents, Skye gave him a kiss. As they set off their bombs, this indirectly helped save Coulson, May and Fitz, who had discovered that Garrett was really the Clairvoyant and are able to capture him.
After the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D., Skye was one of the agents present in the new "Providence" base. It was here that she began to see the depth of Agent Ward's duplicity after he murdered Agent Koenig, the base's sole resident espionage agent. Skye pretended to be unaware of the truth and allowed Ward to take her from the site on the Bus before the others of the team returned. When Ward mentioned the hard drive that had been used to back up the technical schematics that the team had gathered, she finally understood his true mission. Fortunately she had thought to leave a hidden message, alerting her team to the true nature of Ward, and was later discovered by Fitz.
Skye tricked Ward into taking her to the diner in Los Angeles where she had first met Mike Peterson, then use her laptop to secretly tip off the authorities to their location. She let Ward know that she knew his secret, mockingly stating, "Hail Hydra", just as the police raided the diner to arrest them. Ward fought off the police while Skye tried to escape in a police car, but Deathlok, who had been shadowing Ward, assailed the car and grabbed her. After being escorted back to the Bus, Ward requested five minutes alone with Skye, to which Deathlok relayed Garrett's permission. Skye rejected Ward's explanations with disgust though, and refused to listen.
Deathlok later received an order from Garrett to use one of his new weapons to give Ward a heart attack, and gave her an ultimatum to decrypt the hard drive, or Ward would be killed. She relented, admitting that the decryption location is based on altitude, not latitude and longitude, and Deathlok then halted Ward's heart attack - a decision that she later berated herself for, although Coulson also pointed out that she had given mercy, which was a much harder thing to do. She was later rescued by Coulson's team with the help of Maria Hill and Lola.
She later reviews that the hard drive contains a Trojan Horse that she installed in it. She helps the team to uncover more information about the Deathlok project by tries to hack into the system of Cybertek's corporate headquarters in Palo Alto only to discover it was only paper files. She, May and Agent Trip later staking out the barbershop that is a front for Garrett's base but was later cornered by a team of Hydra agents, three who are Centipede soldiers and one of which is carrying the Berserker staff.
The team managed to gain an upper hand against the soldiers and Skye retrieves the data while May brings the structure down on the soldiers. She and May enter the Cybertek control room, claiming to have a bomb and take director Zeller hostage, the intended effect of which gives the super-soldiers new orders to abandon Coulson and protect Garrett. She later taunts Garrett that she's taken control of the soldiers' control center through a phone call he made to Zeller's cell phone. Garrett informs her that unless anyone but the assigned handler gives an order to his men then the soldiers' explosive eye would go off. She pretends to be dumbfounded as May ushers all the handlers out of the room. Garrett then has the last laugh, claiming that Fitz and Simmons are dead, prompting her to toss away the phone in frustration. She has the bomb strapped around Zeller's chest.
While he assumes she wants control of the soldiers, Skye demands to know why he serves Hydra, asking if he's devoted to the cause, that Hydra provides a sense of family or because of their “Incentives Program”; she gets a reaction on the third one. Suddenly Ward bursts in and confronts Skye, calling her bluff, pointing out that she didn’t even have the wherewithal to kill him. Skye expresses pity for him for betraying their team, stating that Fitz is a hero because he wanted to believe there was good in Ward and remarks that some people are just born evil. Ward concurs and insinuates that the two of them are not so different; Skye corrects that Garrett is the evil one; him, she labels to be weak for being so willing to blindly follow orders.
Ward admits that she woke up a certain weakness in him, but Skye soon plays her hand, that she only meant to distract long enough for the spurned May to begin her attack. She enters a Cybertek holding facility with the director and leads him to his captive wife, opening another cell to find Mike’s son, Ace. She then reveals to Zeller that the “bomb” is in fact an Incredible Hulk action figure, to his embarrassment. Having hacked into Mike/Deathlok's ocular implant, Skye has Ace deliver a message to his father that confirms the boy’s safety, leading Mike to finally turn on Garrett and allow Coulson and Fury to finish him.
Since Coulson took on new duties as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D, Skye improved her combat abilities to the point that she became a competent field agent. She participated in a mission to retrieve information on an item known as the Obelisk from a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, but the mission was aborted when a superpowered assassin killed Browning and took off with his information. Back at the Playground, May was able to match the assailant's DNA to Carl Creel, who they deduced had been working for Hydra.
Skye tried to get Ward, now their prisoner, to give up anything he knew about Creel's location. Ward tried to make Skye sympathetic towards him, describing his various suicide attempts since they last saw each other, but Skye wasn't buying Ward's stories and grew impatient with him. Desperate to prevent her from leaving, Ward told her that he didn't know Creel's location, but that they could look in the white noise between S.H.I.E.L.D. communications to look for messages between Creel and Hydra. Agent Koenig was soon able to find one, learning that Creel was to attack Major Talbot in Washington.
Skye and May were sent out to protect Talbot from Creel, and during the fight Skye incapacitated Creel with shots from her I.C.E.R. Later, Skye and a squad of fellow agents were tasked with infiltrating the army base where the Obelisk was stored to prevent it from falling into Hydra's hands. The mission objective to retrieve the Obelisk was thrown into disarray thanks to Carl Creel's interference, causing Skye to ask Coulson if they should abort the mission. Coulson ordered them to continue according to plan, but the three mercenaries of the squad left anyway. Skye, May and Agent Triplett made a dash for a quinjet with cloaking abilities, and flew off with it.
Skye and Triplett flew the quinjet back to the Playground, where Skye informed Coulson that the Obelisk had the same runes on it that Coulson has had her investigating for months. Skye wanted to investigate this further, but Coulson preferred that they continue their hunt for Creel. Skye along with May, Triplett, and Lance Hunter were later sent to take down Creel, but Hunter betrayed the rest of the team and disabled them with his I.C.E.R. so he could get his revenge on Creel alone. After the mission was over and Creel was in their custody, Skye confided in May that she thought something might be wrong with Coulson.
Skye was one of the agents Coulson deployed to Morocco to bring Donnie Gill to S.H.I.E.L.D. However, Hydra got to him first, and Donnie was ordered to use his freezing abilities to kill the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents hunting him. Skye at the time had taken a lookout position and was using a sniper rifle, which she used to shoot Donnie before he could hurt anyone. This was the first time she had killed someone. After the mission, she spoke to Ward, who informed her that her father was indeed alive, and that he would take her to him when she was ready.
Skye provided help in the mission to obtain a "Miracle Painting" in Miami, Florida. She stayed with the rest of the team on the Bus, while Coulson and May went undercover. The Bus was sabotaged however by a Hydra agent disguised as May. It took the combined efforts of the team to prevent the Bus from exploding.
Following through with her investigation on the mysterious carvings, she interrogated Ward about what he knew about them. He noted that he saw them in Belarus and when John Garret started carving them after being injected with GH-325. Ward expressed concern for her, but she knew she was okay, so she immediately confronted Coulson about it. He came clean about the carvings being a side effect of being injected by the GH formula, but then Skye noted she hadn't been affected the same way. Coulson told her of his theory that her body wasn't rejecting it because she may be alien, to which Skye freaked out over. Their meeting was interrupted by a phone call by Raina, saying she wanted to meet.
Skye and the rest of the agents went with Director Coulson to meet with Raina. Raina threatened Coulson to give up Skye so that Raina could take her to her father, and if he didn't she'd reveal to everyone at Hydra that Simmons was a mole. Skye tried to give in, but Coulson called out Raina's bluff, and let her do it. Raina was being hunted by current Hydra head Daniel Whitehall, and Coulson offered her protection in exchange for Skye's father's location.
Once Raina gave it, Skye sneaked away to see her father for herself. However, when she arrived, she found that her father had already left his hideout, leaving only a picture frame. Coulson caught up with her, and comforted her. The agents later found two viciously murdered bodies in the adjacent surgery room. At the sight of it, Skye uttered that he was a monster. Skye later told Coulson that she is fully willing to hunt down her father, but in return, she asked Coulson to not keep any secrets from her. Coulson then showed her the carvings he'd been making everyday for the past few months, which upon seeing, she said that she believes it's a map.
When Hydra attacked the U.N. under the guise of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Senator Christian Ward launched an anti-S.H.I.E.L.D. initiative. To ease the tension, Coulson offered him the full custody of his brother, Grant. Before the exchange, Skye manipulated her interrogation with Grant to find out all he knew about her father. He told him everything he knew about Hunan village and her separation from her parents. After that is done, Grant was handed into the custody of Christian.
Skye and Coulson went on an off-the-books investigation of a woman murdered by means of mysterious carvings. After an autopsy, it was revealed that both the victim and the murderer had the GH formula in their system. Coulson decided it was time to use the memory machine to find out the secrets of Project T.A.H.I.T.I. Coulson found that the killer was one of the patients being treated by Project T.A.H.I.T.I. and that he was targeting other patients. Skye was concerned about Coulson's mental health, so she brought him down to Ward's old cell to let him cool off, but Coulson shoved her in the cell, turned on the force field, and ran off. It took awhile, but Mack and Fitz found and released her from her cell. Skye and Mack tracked down Coulson and intercepted him strangling the killer, Sebastian Derik.
However, Coulson wasn't trying to kill Derik, instead Coulson found out that the carvings weren't meant to be created in two-dimension, but instead in three-dimension. He realized this when looking at a train set that the last patient had built, revealing the carvings to be a blueprint of a city. Later, Coulson briefed S.H.I.E.L.D. on his mental stability and on their new mission of finding this city. Skye was in charge of data mapping the surface of the earth finding this city. Skye later received a phone call from Ward, saying he'd keep sending S.H.I.E.L.D. "gifts" like the capture of Whitehall's right hand man, Sunil Bakshi.
Skye traveled to Australia with Coulson, Fitz, and Trip to scan the whole globe for this city. While Coulson, Fitz and Trip entered the satellite facility to hack it, Skye remained on the Bus. When the agents returned after the mission was completed, she found that Trip was shot, and that her father was there to stitch him back up.
Skye had been having nightmares about her past, and couldn't shake the feeling something bad was about to happen. Director Coulson assigned her, May and Hunter to retrieve Raina and the Koenigs in Vancouver. During the extraction, Skye entered a fight with Agent 33 and beat her with help from Hunter.
While Hunter went off to find May, Skye revealed to Raina that Hydra had the Obelisk. Raina told Skye that she now believed that Hydra wants her because she was "worthy" enough to touch the Obelisk. Raina tried to give herself up to Hydra, but S.H.I.E.L.D. prevented it, and they took off to San Juan, where the rest of the team was. During the flight there, Raina told Skye the story of how she met her father, her early childhood years, and her belief that the Obelisk was left on Earth by the aliens known as the Kree as a key to unlocking hidden powers of those who are "worthy". Not long after, Ward boarded the plane with Hydra, and took Skye and Raina with him. Ward's main intention was to reunite Skye with her father, who had also allied himself with Hydra.
Skye was put in a room with her father, who introduced himself as Cal. He expressed his regret for not being able to raise her, but he wanted to make it up to her by helping her fulfill her destiny. He explained that her mother came from a lineage of gifted people. He told the story of her mother's death at the hands of Whitehall, and how he butchered her to steal her gift of slow aging. He then announced to her that he'd go kill him now, which she expressed disapproval at.
However, Whitehall realized who the two were and that Ward had double-crossed him, so he had them all tied up. Coulson and his agents would invade his hideout though, which gave Cal and Ward the opportunity to escape. Skye was released by Ward, but Skye shot him numerous times in the chest, and left him there to bleed out. She caught up with her dad, as he was beating the life out of Coulson (apparently Coulson had killed Whitehall, which enraged Cal). She threatened to kill him. Cal stopped, but told her that she'd be crawling back to him, asking for guidance, once she'd unlock her gifts. He agreed to leave, but he first told her that her real name is Daisy. Skye rushed to Coulson, and told him that she'd make things right by getting the Obelisk back from Raina.
In a mysterious temple beneath San Juan, Puerto Rico, Skye found Raina as she went to put the Diviner on the altar, and the walls of the temple started to move. Triplett ran into the temple as the door closed, trapping him inside with Skye and Raina. The Obelisk opened to reveal a crystal inside, and a strange mist pulsed out of the crystal. Skye and Raina were quickly encased in dark cocoons, while Triplett remained unaffected. Skye called out to him for help, but he could do nothing to save her except try to break the crystal, causing it to explode.
Once Skye and Raina had become completely cocooned, Triplett, impaled by several shards of the crystal, began to petrify as well. Shortly thereafter, the cocoons began to crack and break away from Raina and Skye, revealing their "changed" forms inside. Skye was unchanged to outward appearances, while Raina exhibited numerous tiny barbs protruding from her face. Skye watched horrified as her vibrational abilities emerged for the first time they crumbled the statue that had been Triplett into dust. The pulse she emitted also generated an earthquake.
The S.H.I.E.L.D. agents found Skye seemingly unscathed after the quake, and fearing that she might be contaminated, Coulson kept her under observation in a containment unit at the Playground. With tensions high after the death of Agent Triplett, Coulson and Mack burst into argument over leadership issues in front of Skye's unit. Skye noticed items in her unit began to shake, but when the argument subsided, so too did the shaking.
Later, Simmons came back with Raina's DNA test results, and she noticed a drastic change. She ordered that Skye's DNA be tested as well, in fear that Raina had infected her with an epidemic. Fitz took Skye's blood and discovered that Skye had been changed just as Raina had. He revealed his theory to her that she hadn't been hurt in the temple collapse, because she caused had been the one who caused it. Skye broke down at the news, destroying her surroundings as well. Fitz then ran away with Skye's DNA.
May and Simmons investigated the damage done to her unit, but Fitz returned and lied to them, claiming it was just his clumsiness. He showed them a faked result of Skye's DNA test, that showed that Skye was perfectly fine. Once they left, Fitz revealed to Skye that she was not fine and her DNA had changed just as drastically as Raina's. Skye was comforted by Fitz, who told her he understood what being different was like and that he would help in anyway he could.
Skye went back to her normal routine after that, and resumed training with May, prompting Fitz to voice his concerns. When the team traveled to Portugal to investigate Lady Sif's return to Earth, Skye found a video on Twitter of Sif battling an unknown man and losing. They later learned the location of this man, and Skye was assigned to bring him back. When she found him, she was surprised by his blue skin. Skye aimed her gun at him, but before she could fire, she generated tremors that destroyed her gun and allow him to get away.
They eventually tracked him down to Chaves, and took him in for questioning. They learned that his name was Vin-Tak, a Kree who came to Earth because he had been signaled that a person had gone through Terrigenesis. He told of a faction of his people that had visited Earth thousands of years ago to genetically modify early humans into becoming their weapons. The modifications would be activated if they came into contact with Terrigen crystals, which were stored inside the Diviners/Obelisks. The Kree later shut down this project, but left behind the Obelisks on Earth.
Coulson informed Vin-Tak that Skye had been with Raina when Raina had changed, so Vin-Tak began questioning Skye. He explained that transformation isn't always physical. Skye's growing nervousness began causing the whole room to shake, and showed her friends that she had also been changed by exposure to the Terrigen crystals. Seeing this display, Sif and Vin-Tak both demanded to take her to their respective planets, but Coulson refused. Skye and May ran to Ward's old cell and locked themselves in. May tried to calm her, but with Sif breaking in Skye's fear was only escalating further. In desperation she shot herself with an I.C.E.R. The next day, Skye overheard the team arguing with Fitz about how they should have told them about Skye's condition. Mack exclaimed that they need protection from her right as Skye walked by. Since the team now considered her dangerous, Skye isolated herself in the cell room of the Bus.
Skye was placed in the Gifted Index, and assigned a psychiatrist not long after. She was dismayed by this turn of events initially, but accepted it when she learned that the therapist was May's ex-husband, Dr. Andrew Garner. She spent most of her first session asking about May's history. Later, Skye had a bad dream which shook the whole base, but Dr. Garner woke her before any damage was done. The Bus began shaking again in the middle of their next next session together, although this time it transpired that May was simply piloting the Bus into the air and headed for Manitowoc to support Coulson and Morse against Skye's father. She demanded that she assist them, saying her power was the only thing that could bring her father down and that she had control over it already.
They tracked Coulson and Morse to the football field of Manitowoc High School, where Skye's father and several others had incapacitated a number of students. Skye pretended to be May's hostage and May threatened to kill her if Cal hurt Coulson, but before anyone could do anything, a blue energy field appeared around Cal, separating him from everyone. A mysterious man inside the field grabbed Cal and teleported away. With Cal gone, Coulson and the agents attacked Cal's remaining lackeys. Skye stressed out again, but instead of her surroundings being effected, bruises appeared on her arms and then she fainted. When she woke up she was informed that she hadn't been "controlling" her power, she had been turning it inwards, which had caused bruising and hairline fractures. Simmons supplied her with protective arm bands, and then Dr. Garner advised her to leave S.H.I.E.L.D. until she could control her power, but May was against this idea.
Coulson later decided to pull Skye from active duty and had her moved to a country safehouse for gifted individuals, though she would still have contact with the Playground. Some time after Coulson had left, Skye was visited by the same eyeless man who had taken her father, and he introduced himself as Gordon. He consulted her about her powers and offered to take her to where she could learn to control them, and then left her alone to consider her decision. Afterwards, Skye began experimenting with her powers, discovering she could use simple harmonic vibrations to shape flowing water into a spiral pattern. She then received a call from May, warning her that a splinter faction of S.H.I.E.L.D. was coming for her and giving her instructions on how to deactivate the Retreat's laser grid. The call was interrupted by a sudden loss of power, whereupon Skye made a dash for the laser control panel. During her escape, she found herself hounded by a pair of quinjets. Before she could shut down the laser grid, she was confronted by a hostile agent, whom she managed to disable. Shortly thereafter, agent Tomás Calderon found her, and opened fire. Skye instinctively deflected the bullet with her power, shattering a tree in the process and injuring Calderon. Seeing what she had done, Skye called out to Gordon for help. Gordon responded in seconds, and teleported her to safety.
Two days later, Skye awoke, nearly naked and unable to move, in a bed where Gordon greeted her, but then left her with Lincoln Campbell. Campbell explained that she had slept for so long because the shining needles that he was using on her were removing the effects of the inhibitor gloves that Jemma Simmons had given her. Skye wanted to leave to help Phil Coulson and her other friends, but Campbell reminded her that she was being hunted. Skye accompanied him to the room that she was given and slept.
The next day, Campbell gave Skye a tour of Afterlife, the Inhuman settlement. Though Skye wanted to know where it was, Campbell said that he did not know; only Gordon knew the exact location for safety reasons. As her "transitioner", Campbell explained the rules of Afterlife and how others were jealous of her because she had her powers while many others who lived there did not yet. Campbell showed her his power but Skye did not reciprocate.
As they ate dinner, Campbell accidentally revealed that Raina was also in Afterlife. In anger, Skye left the room and stormed into Raina's cabin. Skye confronted her, blaming her for the death of Antoine Triplett; Raina retorted that Skye followed her into the Kree City on her own volition. As Skye attempted to use her power to kill Raina, Jiaying stopped her, explaining that Skye would follow the rules of Afterlife, which included peace from persecution.
Jiaying did not reveal that she was Skye's mother; instead she told Skye that she had chosen to be her mentor and would train her, as she hoped that the two could develop a rapport.
Skye trained with Jiaying at Afterlife, first starting a controlled avalanche and then playing notes by vibrating water in glasses. However, Skye shattered the glasses, which brought back memories of foster homes. She told Jiaying of her childhood, and the fact that she never felt like any place would be home. She mentioned that she did not know when her birthday was, and to her shock, Jiaying told her that it was July 2d. Skye realized that Jiaying was her mother, and hugged her, crying.
Upon revealing to Skye their relationship, Jiaying told her to be careful not to reveal it to anyone else, telling her of how the community of Afterlife did not like Inhumans going through Terrigenesis without the appropriate preparation as she had done. Skye learned of how Eva Belyakov made her daughter, Katya Belyakov, go through the Terrigen Mist despite Katya's lack of preparation. Skye was partially familiar with the story, but from Melinda May's perspective. So, given that Skye got her powers without formal preparation, in direct violation of the rules set by Jiaying herself, Jiaying did not want their relationship revealed to others.
Jiaying then asked Skye for a favor; she wanted her to have dinner with her father Calvin Zabo. Though Skye was hesitant in doing this, after a promise from Jiaying that she would never have to see Zabo again she went to dinner and the three talked about Skye's birth. Zabo then told Skye that she was born in 1988, not 1989 as she originally believed.
After the dinner, Skye realized that her father was not always a monster, and she began to worry about sending him away. She went to Jiaying, and told her of her concerns, saying that she was worried that Zabo would go insane and hurt innocent people once he realized that he would never return to Afterlife. However, Jiaying told her that it was neither her concern nor Skye's.
Skye visited her father's room, and he eagerly told her that he was going home to retrieve his belongings. Skye thought for a moment, then asked if he was going to China, and Zabo told her that home was Milwaukee. Insisting she come along to lessen the blow for him, Gordon teleported them both to his hometown where she learned how Cal and Jiaying met, but when he was in an ice-cream store, she made a call to May and insisted they come and get her, but to be wary of her father's temperament. Upon learning Zabo's real last name was Johnson, Skye figured out her true name was Daisy Johnson. However, upon discovering Lincoln Campbell had been shadowing them, Cal realized what was happening and lost his temper before HYDRA agents stormed the building, looking for Gordon. Zabo and Campbell fended them off while Skye retreated before briefly reunited with Phil Coulson and Grant Ward. Gordon immediately teleported between them and along with Zabo, teleported back to Afterlife.
Back at Afterlife, Zabo angrily confronted his wife about his release, inadvertently revealing themselves as Skye's parents. Jiaying told him to calm down and he was escorted away. Gordon tried to retrieve Lincoln, but returned with a gash on his forehead, saying it was HYDRA that attacked them and that they had Lincoln. Skye demanded why Lincoln was shadowing her and Cal, and Jiaying admitted that she sent Campbell to watch over them and make sure Zabo didn't lose his cool. Skye insisted on rescuing them, but Jiaying said it was too much of a risk for them.
Skye asked Gordon to take her to Lincoln, but he refused out of concern for her safety. Raina told them that Skye could save Lincoln, showing Skye that Raina's power was precognition. Skeptical at first, Skye realized the truth when Raina mentioned seeing Phil Coulson and Grant Ward together. Skye and Raina convinced Gordon to teleport Skye from Afterlife. Gordon teleported onto the Bus and reunited Skye with her team. While promising the others answers, she was unwilling to reveal them with Ward around. Along with the team, she infiltrated the HYDRA base and used her powers to help her team. Upon finding Deathlok, he told her Lincoln was not in good shape and Skye went off to find him. After fighting her way through several HYDRA agents, Skye reached a dying Lincoln. With little options, Skye used her powers to jumpstart Campbell's heart, saving his life. She and her team successfully got him and Mike out before Robert Gonzales blew up the base. She stayed by Lincoln's side as he recovered.
War Against the Inhumans
- "You know how this works. You're a S.H.I.E.L.D agent."
"I don't know what I'm anymore."
- --Phil Coulson and Skye
Skye was near to Campbell's bed while he was in coma for days. When he awoke, he was frightened when he realized he was in a S.H.I.E.L.D. base. He told Skye his fears that now, after S.H.I.E.L.D. knew about the existence of the Inhumans, they will probably search for Afterlife. After Gordon and Raina tried to retrieve the Monolith on the Iliad, Phil Coulson and Melinda May asked her about the Stone. Skye said that neither she or Campbell had ever heard about this item. Coulson asked if she believed Campbell, but Skye said that he and Jiaying helped her to control her powers. Coulson asked how they should call them and Skye said they call themselves Inhumans. May made clear that they are dangerous but Skye said that also May was and she told her that Jiaying had told her of what happened to Katya Belyakov and Eva Belyakov in Bahrain. Skye revealed that they also were Inhumans.
After S.H.I.E.L.D. found the location of Afterlife, Skye tried to explain Coulson why they should not go there. Coulson said that she knew S.H.I.E.L.D.'s policy in such cases because she was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, but Skye questioned that. So she said that if he sent her and Campbell back to Afterlife first, Skye will tell Jiaying about the arrival of S.H.I.E.L.D. and what that will do. Coulson asked how she could be so sure Jiaying will listen; Skye said because she is her mother. After Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons said their goodbyes to Skye, she and Campbell accompanied Coulson until they went out from the Playground and teleported back to Afterlife by Gordon.
As they returned to Afterlife, Skye and Jiaying spook about the arrival of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Jiaying was skeptical about the good motivations of S.H.I.E.L.D. that Skye presented to her, but Skye asked her that she will just speak with Phil Coulson and hear what he has to said. Short time before S.H.I.L.E.D. came, Skye was present as Jiayng accused Raina that she used her powers to manipulated the people around her for herself. Raina said for her defense that she tried to save the Aftelife, but nobody believed her. As S.H.I.E.L.D. arrived, Skye, Jiaying and Calvin Zabo prepared for Coulson, but instead of him, Robert Gonzales entered to Jiaying's room and said he came with the same intentions and he asked why Zabo was in the room. Jiaying said that as a return of bringing back Skye and Lincoln Campbell, they will give them him. She asked Skye to take her father to the agents outside. In the way to his arrest, Zabo said he was very grateful he had the chance to meet Skye and she said the same. Skye asked Melinda May why Coulson did not come and May said there had to be someone objective to talk with her mother. Skye was with Jemma Simmons and Campbell, as they heard gunfire from Jiaying's room. Skye ran to her mother while Jaiyning said Gonzales had shot her.
As Jiaying fell, Skye asked her in panic what happened. She said that Robert Gonzales had said that the Inhumans should be exterminated. Jemma Simmons wanted check her condition, but Jiaying said that S.H.I.E.L.D. had done enough. Skye said to Simmons that they should go and Simmons asked her what about her. but after Skye didn't responded, Simmons left. Lincoln Campbell and Skye helped Jiaying walking to save place, but then a Quinjet shot two missiles at a house and blast caused that the three fell. After they stood up, Jiaying asked Skye why she had let this happened, but Skye responded that she had no idea what would happen. After Jiayng was taken to a safer place, Skye confronted Melinda May who was looking for Gonzales. She asked her where was he so they could fix this, but Skye said that it was too late for fix this, so they should get out of there. After May refused, the two friends started fighting each other and Skye finished it by using her powers to knock her out.
In a room where Jiaying was standardized, Skye told Campbell that she had thought that with her healing powers, Jiaying wouldn't feel the pain, but Campbell said that wasn't suck luck. Skye asked the doctor who standardized her that she could donate blood for her, but Campbell suspected her that she had planed with S.H.I.E.L.D. the attack on Afterlife, but Jiaying said that she believed Skye was still with them and she asked for everyone to leave her alone.
Skye then visited Raina and said to her that she had already known the attack on Afterlife and Raina admitted. Raina knew that Skye came to her so she would tell her the future but Raina said that if she would, Skye wouldn't believe her. Raina said that she had had a vision early today which had reveled her the truth and Skye asked her to tell her, but Raina said again she wouldn't believe her, that her destiny was to help Skye fulfill hers. When Skye stormed out, Raina told her they would never speak again, and Jiaying was misleading her people and it was Skye's destiny to lead the Inhumans.
Skye visited Jiaying again and was surprised who she healed so fast. Jiaying said to her that having her here was the best medicine she could have. Skye told her that she had spoken with Raina, but she shouldn't went to her. Jiaying said that the safety of her people was more important. Skye brought the fact that S.H.I.E.L.D. could find them anywhere, so Jiaying said that that was why they should bring the battle to them. She brought Skye a necklace, saying that if she decided to join their fight, she will bring it back to her.
Skye saw the meeting of Jiaying and Raina and how Jiaying killed her. After her mother saw her, Skye threw the necklace to the floor. Skye approached and told her that Rina had known that she would see this and that who Jiaying really was so she killed her. Jiaying said that everything she had and will do was for their people, but Skye regularized that she had killed Robert Gonzales and she wanted that a war will start. Jiaying explained her action so the Inhumans would have the advantage, however Skye said that Gonzales had came to make peace. Jiaying said that she had build Afterlife so they will live in peace, but after S.H.I.E.L.D. found them, they will hunt the Inhumans wherever they will go or whatever they will do. Skye said what did she plan and Jiaying said their and her future. Jiaying said that after she wiil be gone, Skye should lead and protect the Inhumans in the way she had protected, but Skye said that if they needed a protection it was from her. Suddenly Skye was struck by one of Jiaying's man and was put in a prison in the Iliad, after the Inhumans took over the ship.
Skye was in her cell, guarded by one of Alisha's duplicates, but she later was freed by Alphonso Mackenzie. He told her how many agents the Inhumans had killed and captured. He also asked her for her hacking skills. The two noticed the emergency beacon that was sent to all S.H.I.E.L.D. channels and they realized that Jiaying wanted to use the Terrigen Crystals to call to as many of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as possible and execute them. They went to shut down the beacon. On their way, Mackenzie assured her that her mother's betrayal was not her fault. He sent Skye to hack into the computer systems to shut down the emergency signal while he went in search of equipment.
Skye began to hacking but Lincoln Campbell confronted her and attacked her with his powers, stunning her. Skye begged him to listen to her as she claimed he had the information all wrong, and that Jiaying had murdered Robert Gonzales and staged the entire attack on the Inhumans as a way of tricking them into following her into a war. Skye explained that Jiaying had murdered Raina after she had had a vision of Jiaying's plan. Campbell believed her, but just as he told her where the Terrigen Crystals were being kept, he was knocked out by Mackenzie. Mackenzie then went to protect the Crystals.
Instead of shutting down the beacon, Skye created a code in the beacon that warned everyone who read it about Jiaying's plan. The code was read by Leo Fitz on his way with Phil Coulson, Melinda May and Calvin Zabo to the ship. Skye also sent another message about the Crystals. Skye then found Jiaying and confronted her, failing again. Jiaying then left with the Crystals to the Quinjets to use them to exterminate the humans and create new Inhumans. Alisha was ordered to fight Skye. Skye fought her but when she was almost defeated, May and Campbell found and helped her. May forgave Skye and Skye went to stop Jiaying.
A Terrible Choice
- It's consumed you. You can't even tell right from wrong. I can't let you destroy any more lives.
- --Skye to Jiaying
Skye found her mother and begged her to stop, but Jiaying did not listen, saying that it was the only way to protect her people. Skye said that she didn't want to protect her people or her, she wanted to do this because of hate. Jiaying realized that Skye would not listen, so she used her powers to suck the life-force out of Skye. However, Skye was able to muster whatever strength she had left and used it to create a shockwave that pushed the Quinjet off the ship and into the sea, causing the Terrigen Crystals to be lost forever.
With her plan in ruins, Jiaying once again tried to kill Skye, only for Skye to use her powers to try to kill her, causing Jiaying's scars to open and bleed. The pair were interrupted by Calvin Zabo, who had escaped and begged them to stop. When Zabo said that they would not stop until one of them was dead, he pulled Jiaying away from their daughter and broke her nerve endings; he then lifted her high in the air and broke her spine, killing her, before breaking down and crying over the body of his beloved wife. The human race was saved and The Inhuman threat was over.
- I know I'm going away for good, but I was hoping you might come visit, once in a while."
"I will, I promise."
"That would be..."
"Let me guess, the best day ever? You have a lot of those."
"No, just one. July 2nd, 1988."
- --Calvin Zabo and Skye
With the Inhuman threat at an end, Calvin Zabo left the Playground. As he was leaving, he was walked out by Skye. In their last few moments together, Zabo told her that she was better than he ever imagined, even though he had imagined her perfect. Assuming that he was going to be incarcerated for the rest of his life for his crimes, Zabo requested that Skye come and visit him at his prison, and she promised that she would, telling him it would be the best day ever. Zabo told her he had only had one best day, the day she was born. But instead, Zabo was allowed to go back to Milwaukee/
Skye and Phil Coulson drove to visit her father at his new work as a veterinarian. She was happy to see him as a new person. She presented herself as Daisy, to which Winslow responded that that was a beautiful name. Skye then returned to Coulson and he asked her about her thoughts on leading a new team for people with powers, where they could use their abilities to help protect the world. Skye insisted that if they did this, the team should be kept a secret so the people involved could still live their own private lives, to which Coulson agreed.
Saving the Newly-Transformed
- My name's Daisy and I'm with S.H.I.E.L.D. and we're here for your protection.
- --―Daisy Johnson to Joey Gutierrez
Having fully assumed her birth name, Daisy Johnson began working with Alphonso Mackenzie on recruiting and safeguarding new Inhumans. She, Mackenzie, and Lance Hunter went to Seattle, Washington to extract Joey Gutierrez before the Advanced Threat Containment Unit could. She used her powers on the Unit's soldiers to keep them from shooting Gutierrez. She introduced herself to the frightened man and assured him that he would be safe with S.H.I.E.L.D., sending him to the Zephyr One. Later, she explained to him that he was an Inhuman.
Phil Coulson and Johnson then conversed about Gutierrez and the Zephyr One. Skye's main concern was how the ATCU was able to find the newly-transformed so quickly, and how they were disappearing.
Johnson and Mackenzie went to the hospital where Lincoln Campbell worked and asked him to be Gutierrez's transitioner. Campbell refused; Mackenzie told Campbell that he was going to stay and allow his partner to speak her peace.
The Coming of Lash
Before the argument of Alphonso Mackenzie and Lincoln Campbell could escalate further, the lights began to short circuit. Running to the main lobby, the three saw a monstrous man kill a security guard while asking for an Inhuman. Campbell proceeded to fight the man; Johnson, using her vibrational powers, and Mackenzie, using his sidearm, acted as backup. The man then cut a hole into the wall and fled.
Insisting that they pursue the man, Johnson led Campbell and Mackenzie through the hospital to find him. When the man suddenly appeared and incapacitated Mackenzie, Johnson and Campbell used their powers on him simultaneously but to no avail, as the man continued his advance towards them. Johnson then directed her powers on the floor under their foe; he fell through the floor and escaped the hospital.
She asked Campbell to come to the Playground since he was now discovered with powers; Campbell refused, and fled on his own.
Returning to the Playground, Johnson went into Gutierrez's room. As they watched the press conference of President Barack Obama, they sipped a beer.
Return of Doctor Garner
- This is a chance to show people they have a place to belong.
- --Daisy Johnson to Andrew Garner
Johnson said to Alphonso Mackenzie that she thought Joey Gutierrez was a fitting candidate to the team of powered individuals she sought, but Mackenzie did not think the same. She also said that Coulson's team would be soon with only three people as the rest were gone, left or injured. Lance Hunter suddenly entered, rushing to the Monolith room where Leo Fitz opened the containment of the Monolith. They found him facing it, screaming. They managed to close the containment before it transformed to liquid form and then returned to solid form. Fitz said that he could not give up on Jemma Simmons. He noticed that on his finger were sand grains. He then explained in Phil Coulson's office that it came from another world, far from Earth and that it was proof that Simmons was out there. Johnson asked him if the Monolith was a portal, and he responded that when it had taken Simmons, it had sent the sand from the other planet. Everyone agreed they have to find out what happened with Simmons. Coulson ordered to Johnson and Mackenzie to stay in the Playground and help Andrew Garner's assessment as the building of the team was still priority; he and Fitz went to ask Elliot Randolph's help in the case.
As Garner came to the base, Johnson offered him food and drinks, but Garner explained that, when it came to the safety of her and her team, bribing him would not make the assessment preside shorter. Mackenzie gave to Garner Gutierrez's file; when he asked how the two were doing, Johnson quickly stopped him, saying that their only conversation would be friendly. He said that that was what he meant to do. She asked him how was Melinda May and if she ever planned to return from her vacation; Garner responded that she should ask her herself. After Garner returned from assessing Gutierrez, Johnson guessed that he thought that he was not qualified to take a part in her team. Garner said that maybe in a time he would be, but Johnson said that the team should be setting up as fast as possible because the new threats that emerged. Garner said that he understood the need for the team, but he needed also to ensure their safety. Johnson said that this team could do what Jiaying had failed: to show the Inhumans that they had a place to belong.
Opening a Portal
Alphonso Mackenzie got a call from Phil Coulson that he needed the Monolith to be brought to a room in an English castle where they could transform it to a portal. Johnson came with Mackenzie on the Zephyr One and then to the room. She wondered if there was a chance they could succeed. She then said to Coulson the things Andrew Garner had said about him. They then activated the machines of the room that caused the Monolith, that was in a hole on the floor, to transform into its liquid state. Johnson heard a deafening noise that caused her bleeding from her nose and to faint as the machines broke.
Coulson asked Johnson if she was alright but called her "Skye", to which Johnson responded that she is called "Daisy". She then realized that she was the only person who had heard the noise. Leo Fitz then realized that the room they occupied was shaped to send the Monolith a high frequency that would make it transform to a portal. Johnson then realized that she could open the portal with her powers. The team prepared to send through the portal a probe that so they could see the planet through it. Elliot Randolph asked what she was planning to do as Johnson started to activate her powers. The Monolith transformed again to a portal; Fitz, tied to a line, jumped through it to the other planet. While Fitz was searching for Jemma Simmons, Johnson was struggling to keep the portal open. Coulson then ordered them to bring him back. As Johnson released her powers, the Monolith exploded, but Fitz returned with Simmons back to Earth. After she saw them, she fell down but Mackenzie held her and said that she had done good.
Search for Lincoln Campbell
- You... you help people because you were meant to. You can do that with us, like you were doing at the hospital saving lives."
"That part of my life is over."
" No, you... you are not cursed. You are not some horrible thing. I know... because you taught me that I wasn't. You convinced me that I had a purpose, that maybe my life wasn't over, but just... getting somewhere. Please let me do the same for you.
- --Daisy Johnson and Lincoln Campbell
Johnson entered to Phil Coulson's office to informed him that the Advanced Threat Containment Unit had pursued Lincoln Campbell and given his resume and photo to many agencies. She said that although he had refused to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s help, it did not mean he deserved to be hunted by the ATCU and the monstrous man. Coulson agreed they should bring him in. Johnson noticed that he and Alphonso Mackenzie stared at each other and knew they were hiding something. They then told her that Mackenzie had pinned on Campbell a Tracker at the time they had visited him in the hospital. She then called him and reveled to him that she knew where he was and they needed to bring him to somewhere safe since the authorities searched for him, but he hang out the call and destroyed the Tracker. She and Mackenzie argued of what they had should done with him, but Coulson calmed them and said they will figure out what to do.
Coulson then asked her to locate Campbell's last location, but Johnson argued with him about his actions, but eventually she agreed. Johnson then visited Jemma Simmons in her room. Simmons first called her by the name "Skye" and then corrected herself, but Johnson said that she could call her whatever she wanted. Johnson said that she was there for her if Simmons wanted to talk about what had happened to her in the alien planet, but Simmons said that she rather listened to the Terrigenesis outbreak. As Simmons started to speak of the experience on the planet, she startled from the ringing of Johnson's phone. She answered to Campbell who said he had killed in accident his friend and he asked for help. Johnson informed Coulson that Campbell was waiting for their extraction and she was needed to come with Mackenzie. Coulson said that it was her decision and then went to the "beach".
Johnson went to the apartment where Campbell was hiding, and he said to her that he was really a monster. Johnson told him that she had learned that the Inhumans nor him weren't a curse, because they had a place to belong and they could help people, and she said that he taught her that she had a purpose and her life weren't over. They then kissed and Campbell said that he agreed to work with her, but not to S.H.I.E.L.D. Mackenzie then entered and said that there was a change in the plan as the ATCU soldiers entered and arrested Campbell, by Coulson order. Johnson ordered explanation of what was happening, but Mackenzie said that Coulson said she will be safe. Campbell then used his powers and knocked the soldiers out and then escaped. Banks then ordered his soldiers to arrest Johnson, but Mackenzie stood against him. Banks then got a call from Rosalind Price he and the soldiers and then left without Johnson.
Back in the Playground, Coulson explained that he had had to make a choice between her or Campbell. He said that since the ATCU had her picture and Campbell had escaped, he offed to Price an alliance between S.H.I.E.L.D. and the ATCU, as a lesson from the fight against Glenn Talbot and the fight against the other S.H.I.E.L.D. section. After Coulson got a call from Price, Johnson then understood that Mackenzie had not told him about the romance between her and Campbell. She went to say to thank to him and the two played a video game.
- You think the ATCU knew about him?"
"Worse. What if they're running him?"
"I think the conspiracy nut in you had a few too many lattes this morning."
"I did have a latte. It was a double. But if I didn't know any better, I'd say you were defending the ATCU, or the dragon lady
- --Daisy Johnson and Phil Coulson
When Alisha assisted S.H.I.E.L.D. with a recruit mission for an Inhumans couple, Shane and Lori Henson, monstrous man came and killed them and one of Alisha's duplicate. Johsnon and Alphonso Mackenzie searched for him by Phil Coulson's order. They reached to a dark industrial place, where they were surprised by the Advanced Threat Containment Unit and Rosalind Price. Coulson joined them and said that they were helping them to find the monstrous killer. Johnson argued with Coulson about the deal he had made with the ATCU, but Coulson siad that it was a means to an end. Johnson asked if it was S.H.I.E.L.D.'s or the ATCU's means, but Coulson did not respond.
Back to the Playground, Johnson and Anne Weaver visited Coulson in his office to inform him that the monstrous man was an Inhuman. Johnson could not believe that he had killed his own kind. Johnson also told them that the couple had got an email that gave away their location. Coulson ordered her to send the information to the ATCU. At first, Johnson said that they have to get some information as a return to their corporation, but Coulson said that the two organizations have to strengthen the alliance between. Johnson agreed.
She returned to Coulson after she had spoken with Luther Banks. She told Coulson that he said that the ATCU had came across with that email before, but could not found the source. She also found out that the emails have been sent by Dwight Frye, who Johnson thought, had become an Inhuman and was hunting others. Johnson said that maybe the ATCU were running this man, but Coulson did not believe that. She said that she thought Coulson defended them and Rosalind Price too much. Coulson ordered her to take Mackenzie and go to Frye's home.
Outside the home, Price and Banks waited for them. Johnson used her powers to open the door and she entered to search for Frye. She found a shell of what looked like the monstrous man's shell after his Terrigenesis. She then found Frye in his closet, crying. When Johnso tried to help him, he yelled at her, asking her to get out. Johnson used her powers to dash him. Mackenzie pulled him out and he seemed he had a reaction on his face from Johnson present, so she was asked to leave the room. She listened to Frye as he told Coulson and Price the alliance he made with the monstrous man called Lash, and how he helped him to track Inhumans so he could kill them.
Phil Coulson and Rosalind Price ordered Luther Banks to arrest Frye and transport him to the ATCU facility. However, Coulson negotiated with Price to allow Johnson and Mackenzie to accompany Banks, ensure Frye's good treatment, and inspect the facility. Johnson and Mackenzie obtained permission to ride, but Price sent Banks on ahead of them.
In the van, Johnson's presence continued to agitate Frye, but suddenly his pain increased tremendously as Lash ripped open the roof of the van. Johnson sent a shockwave at Lash which knocked him back, but also caused the van to crash and the agents inside to be knocked unconscious. Lash dragged Frye out and killed him. Johnson awoke as Lash walked away; she stared as he looked back at her, then kept going. Johnson appeared to see Lash's shadow shudder and shrink; she began to wonder if the killer could transform into a human.
With her new theory that Lash could change between a human and a beast, Johnson began to suspect that Luther Banks was the Inhuman killer. To follow up, she requested and obtained permission to track him, with Alphonso Mackenzie joining the mission. As they were about to leave, a desperately bored Lance Hunter asked to join as the driver; Johnson and Mackenzie reluctantly agreed.
Johnson, Mackenzie, and Hunter followed Banks as he drove home, then made a call outside. Johnson and Mackenzie discussed what to do, as they could not reach him. However, Johnson was surprised to see Hunter, with a bandanna over his face, walk up to Banks and shoot him with an I.C.E.R.. Furious, Johnson confronted Hunter as he dragged Banks back to the van; Hunter told them that the best way to see if Banks was Lash was to test his blood for Inhuman markers. Johnson grudgingly admitted that his suggestion was smart and sent a blood sample back to S.H.I.E.L.D., asking Jemma Simmons to test it. While waiting for the sample's results, Mackenzie and Hunter went through Bank's phone; they noticed a text message informing Banks of a test subject being moved to a lab. Johnson traced the lab and the team decided to investigate it, leaving a still-unconscious Banks in his car.
At the lab, Johnson revealed she had a new D.W.A.R.F. that Leo Fitz had been working on but had not yet authorized for use, telling Mackenzie that she had stolen it. As she searched the facility, Johnson received a call from Simmons, who told her that the blood samples had come back fully human. Hunter stated that despite this, Banks still could not be trusted. Johnson watched the D.W.A.R.F.'s video feed as it showed something arriving at the lab: an Inhuman suspended in gel inside a cage. With horror, Johnson saw that Phil Coulson and Rosalind Price were watching also, from the floor of the facility.
- I protect people."
"It doesn't matter."
"How can you say that?"
"Because for every Daisy Johnson, there's a Lash, and it's ignorant for you to think otherwise.
- --Quake and Rosalind Price
As Johnson and Phil Coulson were arguing Rosalind Price and the Advanced Threat Containment Unit intention to cure the Inhumans, he explained that he would meet with president Barack Obama about the Inhuman threat. He asked Johnson to talk with Price while they would head to the meeting on the Zephyr One. Andrew Garner went to do Joey Gutierrez's evaluation to join her project in the Cocoon. On Zephyr One, Price came on board and he told her that Johnson will show her around. The two very quickly argued about her powers and the ATCU actions against the Inhumans. As Price told her that for every "good" Inhuman there is a "bad" one, such as Lash, Johnson walked away.
Suddenly, Alphonso Mackenzie and Lincoln Campbell landed on the Zephyr, claiming that Lash was actually Garner. At first, Johnson did not believe, but Coulson ordered to find him and Melinda May, who had been kidnapped by him. With the help of ATCU soldiers, they raided an abounded building in Culver University. She warned Campbell not attack Lash until Coulson ordered that. However, he did, and a fight started between the two sides. When Lash threw Price from a great high, Johnson, without knowing she was capable to do that, saved her by making her hover slowly to the ground. May then shot Lash and he was hold in the Containment Module. After the battle, May asked Johnson's opinion what to do with him. She agreed that keeping him inside the Module until a cure will be invented was his best option.
Hacking the ATCU
- Did you just hack the ATCU?"
"No, but the Containment Module broadcasts some pretty intense encrypted homing signals. You put it inside a corporate office, and it'll wig the I.T. department out real good.
- --Lincoln Campbell and Daisy Johnson
Johnson and the new agent, Lincoln Campbell, were walking together in the Playground when they crossed Melinda May. Campbell told her that she gave him "hate stares" since he had joined S.H.I.E.L.D., but he was grateful having finally a place to sleep in. They talked about their kiss and their next one, but Johnson said that he needed to prepare to Phil Coulson's orders. Coulson briefed his agents about Operation Spotlight. He appointed her and Alphonso Mackenzie to hacked the Advanced Threat Containment Unit system through the Containment Module on Zephyr One. On the Zephyr, Johnson manged to create a security breach in the ATCU base, which allowed Lance Hunter to infiltrate the base. Johnson helped Hunter to say the correct word so he could sound as a real hacker. She then helped them to enter a room where they discovered that the ATCU tried to create many Inhumans as possible. After the two managed to escape unharmed, the team listened Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons explaining that HYDRA was an ancient organization which was founded hundreds of years ago.
Attack on the HYDRA Castle
After Rosalind Price was assassinated by Grant Ward, Phil Coulson interrogated each member of his original team in order to find a weakness in Ward. She was asked by Coulson if she thought Ward had only acted like he liked her and exploited her, but she answered that she believed Ward truly liked her. She also told him that she could understand Ward's motives, even though she would never forget what he had done
As Coulson went to searched after Ward and to kill him, Alphonso Mackenzie was appointed to the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Johnson was told by him that Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons had been kidnapped by HYDRA. She urged him to go rescue them, but he did not believe that this was a right move, so he called Coulson for an advice.
Having formed a plan to rescue their agents, Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie entered a Quinjet where agents were loading gear. Johnson listened as Mackenzie informed Lincoln Campbell and Joey Gutierrez that HYDRA had kidnapped Fitz and Simmons and he needed their help to rescue them. Johnson was delighted when both agreed to help, knowing her dream of a team of Inhumans was coming true. Johnson fist-bumped Mackenzie and the mission began.[
Once outside the castle, Johnson, along with Campbell, Gutierrez, and Melinda May, searched for a way inside. Johnson spotted Giyera, whom she noted was telekinetic. Johnson ordered Campbell to shut off the lights for a better stealth entry. Inside, Johnson started hacking into the HYDRA computers. However, Giyera discovered her and tried to shoot her. Gutierrez leaped in front of Johnson to save her, but the bullets melted before penetrating his skin. Campbell knocked Giyera out as Johnson congratulated Gutierrez on his powers.
The team reunited in the portal chamber once Simmons had been rescued. Johnson stayed in the chamber as Gutierrez left to reinforce the door. Mackenzie ordered everyone but Johnson and himself to leave the castle and return to Zephyr One while they stayed to rescue Coulson and Fitz from Maveth.
Johnson waited for the two to return from the alien planet; just as the portal collapsed, the men returned. Johnson and Mackenzie got the two to the Containment Module, and Mackenzie ordered May to blow up the castle as they flew the Module back to Zephyr One. Once on the plane, Johnson happily hugged Campbell, believing that they had stopped HYDRA's plan.
- You're my new best friend.
- --Quake to Slingshot
After a weaponry abduction incident in Bogotá involving an Inhuman occurred, Johnson and Joey Gutierrez came to the National Police of Colombia station and talked to Victor Ramon about it. Alphonso Mackenzie then was kidnapped by the Inhuman, so Johnson cheeked the security cameras and found out that the Inhuman had super-speed abilities. She broke in the Inhuman's apartment and arrested her.
In Zephyr One, the team learned that the Inhuman was Elena Rodriguez. She explained to them that she did not want to use the weapons, but to get rid of them so the police stop using them. Agent Nekhene and Lance Hunter were taken by the police to the station. Mackenzie convinced Rodriguez to help them fight against them. Johnson, Gutierrez and Rodriguez used their powers together to fight the policemen, destroy their weapons and capture the Inhuman Lucio. However, as the team went with him to the custody, an HYDRA QuadCopter flew over them and took Lucio. Later, Johnson and Mackenzie agreed they should join Rodriguez to the Secret Warriors. Gutierrez took a time out from S.H.I.E.L.D.. In the Playground, Johnson and Lincoln Campbell offered him the same thing, but Campbell claimed he wanted to stay.
- It's a birthright. It is not a choice. And maybe things are getting out of whack because it's our time.
- --Quake to Lincoln Campbell
As Johnson prepared for the "Symposium on the Alien Contagion", she first complained about the panic Humans made of the Inhumans, and not all of them meant to harm people. Glenn Talbot then came to the Playground. He demeaned that his new bodyguard, Absorbing Man, would come with him to the symposium. Johnson agreed that he should not be trusted, but Phil Coulson said that allowed to Creel to join the mission. Coulson told Johnson that she was not in the mission, since she was an Inhuman. Later, Johnson trained Lincoln Campbell in boxing in order for him to prepare for his S.H.I.E.L.D. training at the Cocoon. The pair proved to be almost equally matched until Johnson was able to flip Campbell over and pin him to the ground as they continued flirting. Before they could kiss each other, Jemma Simmons interrupted, asking for Campbell's help.
Johnson heard them examining Creel's blood as a cure for Terrigenesis. Johnson entered the lab, horrified from the idea. Campbell noted that Jiaying was right about being selective for who should become an Inhuman, but Johnson disagreed. She argued it was a birthright, Campbell was sounding like the Watchdogs and being Inhuman was not a decision. After their debate, Johnson entered her where Campbell waited for her. He told her that he was jealous that she was calm with her power, as he felt controlling his powers was like a war within his head. Johnson told him it could be good to lose control and the pair had sex.
Fighting the Watchdogs
- We're S.H.I.E.L.D. I'm trying to save lives. I'll use whatever advantage I have to do it.
- --Quake to Alphonso Mackenzie
Following the Attack on the ATCU Headquarters by the Watchdogs, Phil Coulson sent Johnson and Leo Fitz to the scene. In the hangar, Johnson greeted Lincoln Campbell who had returned from his evaluation at the Cocoon. Johnson suggested to Coulson to bring Campbell to the mission but Coulson refused. At the scene, Fitz and Alphonso Mackenzie discovered that the Watchdogs had used Nitramene to collapse the building. Johnson informed Coulson about it and he suspected Felix Blake had to do with the incident.
On Zephyr One, Johnson told them that she had tracked some of the Watchdogs members and they could interrogate someone on the incident. Mackenzie, however, was against the idea she would use her power against them only for interrogation. Johnson continued her plan and took Fitz to question Dallas Wyatt. With her powers, Johnson stopped Wyatt's car and used them to threaten him. He told her that the Watchdogs operate in Easterling Farms. She later gave the information to Mackenzie.
At night, Johnson, Mackenzie and Fitz went to farms. With one of Fitz's D.W.A.R.F.s, they saw Felix inside a barn. Suddenly, Mackenzie's brother, Ruben, came and attracted the Watchdogs' attention. Johnson used her powers against them and went to the barn but could not see Blake. One of them shot a Niteramene at Fitz's neck. Johnson tried to defect it but nothing happened to it. Inside the Containment Module, with the help of a Watchdogs member, Johnson managed to destroy the Niteramene. She told the Watchdogs member she would hand him over to Glenn Talbot, but he told her the Watchdogs were after Mackenzie as they mistook him for being an Inhuman. Mackenzie managed to deal with them, but got injured. Johnson told his brother about her partnership with him.
Later, Johnson found out that Gideon Malick supported the Watchdogs.
Glimpse to the Future
- Sir, I'm the best choice to handle this, and since Bobbi's gone, I'm the only one left who can."
"You're not unstoppable, Daisy."
"I'm willing to put that to the test.
- --Daisy Johnson and Melinda May
While riding in Zephyr One a call came through in which Edwin Abbott desperately called for Johnson's help. The team went to investigate as Abbott desperately tried to explain to Johnson he had seen these events already happening in a vision of his own death given to him by Charles Hinton. An HYDRA QuadCopter suddenly arrived and Johnson and Abbott hided behind a car, but Abbott was killed by HYDRA. Johnson, realizing Hinton was an Inhuman, ran towards him to save him, but the Extraction Claw kidnapped Hinton. Johnson touched Hinton and she revived a vision of a woman crying, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons holding hands while the snow falls, Lincoln Campbell's face is covered in blood, her fighting HYDRA guards in a room, Phil Coulson shooting at her and Hinton at a roof top dying. HYDRA escaped with Hinton and Johnson was shocked of what she had seen.
The team returned to the Playground where Johnson explained her visions. They began discussing how they could try and get ahead of the vision and change the future, but Fitz insisted that it was a fixed point in time which could not be altered no matter what they did. Coulson suggested that they ensure that Johnson would not leave the Playground in order to change the course of the future. Instead, Coulson suggested Melinda May would go to save Hinton, since she had not appeared in Johnson's vision. Johnson disagreed and said she was meant to save Hinton, but Coulson's decision was final.
Johnson gave details of the location of the battle to Fitz and Simmons, and they used S.H.I.E.L.D. services to find it. May entered the room and demeaned they would not use all of them. Simmons explained that she and May used some of the services to find Lash. Johnson saw the women she had seen in her vision. She was Hinton's wife and she told Johnson about Hinton's past, his power and that everyone touching him would see someone's death.
May approached Johnson and asked her to help her prepare the battle. With the help of Fitz, Simmons and Campbell, she began training May undergo her mission as fast as possible in order to change the vision's outcome. Johnson made sure the room was laid out as accurately as possible to the vision she had had the agents acted as the guards who needed to be taken out. Eventually May managed to beat the time limit. They found the building where Hinton was held, which was owned by Transia Corporation. As Coulson gave his last orders to May when suddenly the alarms in the base went off, telling them that there was an intruder. Andrew Garner was brought into the base and explained that Lash was taking over and he wanted to say goodbye to May.
Coulson urged May to stay with Garner since she would not see him again. May disagreed, claiming Garner was a killer, so Johnson said she would go. At first Coulson disagreed, but Johnson explained that since Bobbi Morse had left, she was their best agent who could save Hilton, and Coulson could stay in the base to change the outcome. Coulson agreed and accompanied her to a Quinjet. He asked her to go back safe and accidentally called her "Skye".
Battle at the Transia Corporation Building
- But now I'm afraid that she could grow up to be like me. So she will always need protection. I was hoping you could help."
"Yes. I'll protect her, I promise, always.
- --Charles Hinton and Daisy Johnson
Johnson arrived at Transia Corporation building and entered the building. She went to a room and took a deep breath before entering the room and fighting the HYDRA agents. After she knocked them out she looked at a one-way mirror. Phil Coulson suddenly appeared and pulled his gun. At first, Johnson thought he aimed at her but he shot at the mirror and killed the HYDRA agent behind it. Coulson told her she needed to go to the rooftop and rescue Charles Hinton from there. Johnson asked what he was going to do and to her surprise, he told her he was going after Grant Ward.
Johnson arrived at the rooftop and saw Hinton brought to a helicopter, when suddenly Gideon Malick hit her with the Transia Corporation Exoskeleton. Johnson tired to use her power against him but she missed. Malick punched her several times until Hinton touched him. As Malick chucked him, Johnson used her power to flip him, destroying the exoskeleton. Hinton fell next to her and Johnson said she thought she was meant to save him, to which Hinton was happy to know he had changed the future. Johnson brought him his bird made of wood he had made, and Hinton said he made it for his daughter. He told her he was afraid her Inhumans power would turn to be horrific. He asked Johnson to protect her in the future so Johnson agreed to help her. Hinton was taken away by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.
- There's something I have to tell you. I got another glimpse into the future. And I don't know when, but someone on our team is gonna die.
- --Daisy Johnson to Lincoln Campbell
Back at the Playground, Johnson was with Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and Alphonso Mackenzie in the lab and examined the skeletons they had founded in Transia Corporation. They learned that Hive had returned from Maveth inside Grant Ward's corpse. Johnson and the others were called for a meeting with Phil Coulson to discuss what they had witnessed at the Transia Corporation. They discussed how the being they had encountered was not Ward, although Johnson said he was creepy as him, and set up a plan to defeat their enemy. Johnson and Lincoln Campbell however were given their own mission which Campbell would take charge of to find a former ally of his.
While onboard the Quinjet, Johnson was thinking about the last vision she had seen in Transia Corporation building. Campbell explained that the Inhuman they were going to meet had never been granted powers while he was at Afterlife, explaining that during his time at Afterlife, J.T. James had been caught stealing by Jiaying and was banished without powers while ranting about an Inhuman who could raise the dead. Johnson was warned by Campbell about James.
Johnson and Campbell soon tracked down James in South Dakota where he was living in a hut surrounded by barbed wire. James greeted them on a loud speaker and rudely told him to leave. They entered and James stepped out with a rifle and warned them not to take another step as they would regret it, Johnson did step closer and accidentally stepped on a land-mine which James had placed down. Although Campbell insisted he was not there to fight, James claimed he had been waiting for Jiaying to send someone after him, although he'd always assumed it would be Gordon, clearly unaware of their deaths. Johnson used a shockwave to push the land-mine in place while she and Campbell stepped away to safety until they dived back to avoid the explosion. James continued to mock them, Johnson responded by sending a shockwave through the ground which caused all his land-mines to exploded at the same time. Furious at the attack, James grabbed his gun only for Campbell to fire a blast of electricity at him which sent James flying backwards and knocked him out. Johnson and Campbell then took James inside his hut and laid him on his sofa, waiting for him to wake up so he could be questioned.
When James finally awoke Campbell told him they only needed information about what he had stolen from Afterlife and what he knew about Hive. Johnson told him that Jiaying was dead and they were now working for S.H.I.E.L.D. but James still refused to give up any information in exchange for nothing, so for Johnson surprise, Campbell revealed that he had brought one of the Terrigen Crystals and offered it in exchange for what they wanted, promising to give James powers. James revealed to them that he had stolen a Kree Orb, which he explained that Hive had stolen while battling the Kree Empire with his army of Inhumans, telling them that he believed that Jiaying had no right to keep this information from them. When James demanded the Crystal, Campbell stole the Orb and threw it to Johnson. As Johnson and Campbell were leaving, James reminded told Johnson that Campbell had almost killed his last girlfriend.
Back on the Quinjet, Johnson demanded an explanation from Campbell about what James had said about almost killing his girlfriend, threatening to end their relationship if he was not honest. Campbell relented and told her how before undergoing Terrigenesis he had tried to fill his emptiness with alcohol and during one night of rage and drinking, he had driven his car with his girlfriend beside it and crashed into a telephone pole, nearly killing her before he was found by Gordon. Campbell apologized for not telling the whole truth and promised that he would never hurt her. Johnson then told Campbell that Charles Hinton had given her a vision of the future and that one member of their team was going to die soon, but she did not know who or how. As they prepared to leave and return to the Playground, suddenly they received a message from a wounded Melinda May that Giyera had hijacked Zephyr One. Knowing that they had to do something, although Johnson's feared, they decided it was time to bring together the Secret Warriors to save their teammates from HYDRA.
Once the Secret Warriors was onboard, Johnson ordered the Quinjet to fly to Schoonebeek Oil Field, HYDRA's base. There, she split her team, sending Joey Gutierrez and Slingshot to find Zephyr One and free it while she hacked HYDRA's computer system. Johnson returned to her team in time to stop Giyera from killing Gutierrez. She joined the Secret Warriors and the rescued S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and escaped the HYDRA base, returning to the Playground.
Revenge on Hive
- I don't want you to die. I want you to suffer.
- --Quake to Hive
Johnson got an update from Jemma Simmons, Phil Coulson, and then Alphonso Mackenzie came to talk to her telling her that Hive has been successfully captured. Johnson later found out that Hive had escaped with the help of former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents now turned into Primitives by Giyera and Hellfire. Johnson activated the elevator underneath the containment module, bringing her into the Zephyr One cargo bay.
Johnson exited the Containment Module onto the cargo bay of the Zephyr One, calling out to Hive who was still feeling the effects of the memory machine. Hive turned around as he realizes why Johnson came to confront him. She confirmed this by kneeling on the floor and begging him to take her back under his control. As Hive attempted to infect Johnson's mind, he was taken aback muttering that something was wrong.
Johnson, filled with rage began causing an earthquake, before beginning to focus her powers onto Hive. Johnson and Hive began fighting all over the hanger, with Johnson using a combination of her S.H.I.E.L.D. skills and her powers. Eventually, Johnson got a knife and begins stabbing Hive multiple times, commenting that she wanted him to suffer. Hive realized that Johnson herself was suffering, and that the knife was doing nothing to him. Johnson dropped the knife and began using her powers to break multiple bones in Hive's body. However, Hive simply stood up and told her that bones were not what supports his structure, but multiple parts working as one. At this moment, Giyera and Hellfire arrived on an old HYDRA ship along with the warhead. This distracted Johnson long enough for Hive to render her unconscious. Hive put her in the Containment Module and used brute force to fly the Zephyr One out of the Playground.
Escape from the Containment Module
- Someone will be in that Quinjet with the warhead."
"Only if I have to."
"Do not go in there. That thing will fly itself if nobody touches the controls. I know. I know. I... I know what you're thinking. You said you can't live with what you've done, but you have to.
- --Lincoln Campbell and Quake
Johnson awoke to find herself trapped inside the containment module, guarded by an Primitive. Just as the Primitive made its way around the cargo bay, Melinda May took it out from under the floor of the Zephyr One. May and Leo Fitz climbed out of the floor and Fitz begins to open the containment module. Johnson stopped him, as she told him that she did not want nor deserved to be freed. May was fed up with Johnson's stubbornness and said that she could either live in a box for the rest of her life or help them take down Hive. Just as May was about to get sentimental with Johnson, she was taken out by Giyera.
Giyera used his powers to take an automatic weapon from across the room and aimed it at Fitz. Shaking, Fitz claimed to have a weapon designed to kill Giyera, and that he would not see it coming. Giyera, having swept the Zephyr, did not believe Fitz and readied the gun to fire. Johnson tried to distract Giyera by reminding him that they share a connection, but Giyera knew that was not true. Fitz told Giyera once more that he had a hidden weapon on the Zephyr, and that he would be willing to show him if he allowed Fitz to put the tool in his hand down. Fitz slowly put the tool down, and slowly raised back up telling Giyera that he knew swayed Inhumans were not bad people. When Fitz was fully upright, he recanted his previous statement because Giyera had been a murderous swine before he was swayed. As Fitz said this, he shot Giyera three times in the chest with a Cloaked Gun, much to both Johnson and Giyera's surprise.
Fitz, clearly shaken, freed Johnson from her containment module and, together, they brought May into one of the Zephyr's rooms. May claimed that she was fine, however, Johnson was pale and short of breath. Fitz claimed this to be the high altitude effects, and covered Johnson in his S.H.I.E.L.D. jacket. As May and Fitz discussed their next move, Johnson found the rosary from her vision in the pocket of the jacket. In this moment, Johnson realized her destiny.
Johnson, Fitz and May moved to the upper deck of the Zephyr where they found Lincoln Campbell, Phil Coulson, Alphonso Mackenzie and Jemma Simmons who recently arrived at the Zephyr via Quinjet after fighting Primitives at the Playground. Johnson and Campbell saw each other and smiled, but the moment was short lived as Johnson realizes that Hellfire placed an explosive on Campbell.
The team dragged Campbell down to the cargo bay, where Simmons assessed his wounds and determined that he will live. Johnson asked if she had ruined things between Campbell and herself, and Campbell replied that they needed to take time to work on themselves before they can work on their relationship. While Campbell and Johnson talked, Coulson explained to the rest of the team the plan to send the warhead to outer space using the autopilot function of the Quinjet. Johnson, knowing Coulson and having seen the vision also knew what Coulson planed to do. Campbell noticed the rosary around Johnson's neck and realized that Johnson plans to end Hive's plan by sacrificing herself.
As Johnson moved the warhead from the command center to the Quinjet, she was greeted by Hive. With the warhead securely strapped into the Quinjet, Johnson decided that her purpose as an Inhuman was to sacrifice herself to take down Hive and save the world. As the Quinjet door began to close, Hive reminded her that Grant Ward could manually take control of the Quinjet.
Johnson saw a blood trail on the floor of the Quinjet leading to the pilot's seat and looked up to see Lincoln Campbell. Campbell explained that he had fried the manual controls and, before Johnson could say anything, Campbell used his powers to push themselves out of the Quinjet as the door closed.
When first met, Skye was a confident woman obsessed with superhero culture and the shadow organizations that existed within it. She is edgy and can out-talk anyone with her unflappable nature. However, after the ordeal against John Garrett, Skye became more aloof, taking her role as a member of Coulson's new S.H.I.E.L.D. more seriously.
Originally, Skye viewed S.H.I.E.L.D. as a "1984", Big Brother-style government organization filled with secrets. When S.H.I.E.L.D. fell, Skye realized its place in keeping order and law enforcement. Presently, she has expressed that Coulson's S.H.I.E.L.D. is now her life, including a desire to stand with her Supervising Officer Melinda May in an unknown situation.
Emotionally, Skye loves her friends deeply and worries for their well being. She harbours deep resentment towards Grant Ward for his betrayal. When she discovered that Simmons was a mole for S.H.I.E.L.D. in HYDRA, Skye had to be reassured by May before believing that Simmons would be safe. She noticed that something was wrong with Coulson when he needed to purge himself of the Words of Creation, though others, except for May, did not. She enjoyed her time on the Bus before the HYDRA Uprising and went there to work when it became available.
When transformed, Skye became frightened by her new powers and how people would react if they found out, especially Jemma Simmons, who had developed a hatred for those with powers after her encounter with Raina. Despite Skye's attempts to get back into the field, she had to resort to shooting herself with an I.C.E.R. to stop herself and when trying to suppress her powers, she inadvertently injured herself in the process. Escaping with Gordon and meeting Lincoln Campbell and Jiaying, Skye soon started to accept her new powers and she was shocked to learn her true heritage from her mother. She also became more compassionate to Calvin Zabo, despite all that he had done in the past, where she also learned her true name. However, she still remains loyal to Phil Coulson as she insisted Gordon teleport her to S.H.I.E.L.D. to help him save Lincoln and Deathlok.
Powers and Abilities
Skye is an Inhuman who achieved her genetic potential after undergoing Terrigenesis and gained superhuman powers.
- "Everything's shaking already, vibrating at its own natural frequency. This stone, the wood in the trees..I believe you can learn to sense those frequencies around you and resonate with them so that not everything is shaking, only what you choose."
- Vibration Manipulation: Daisy Johnson gained the ability to manipulate and enhance vibrations which can produce effects such as earthquakes and shockwaves when she was exposed to the mist from the Terrigen Crystals within the Diviner. According to Gordon and Jiaying, she is able to sense and tap into the vibrational energy of everything around her. The vibrations are connected to her heart rate, and as a negative result she can lose control of her powers whenever her heartbeat increases.
Johnson's body is able to withstand enhancing and releasing intense vibrational waves, however attempting to forcefully internalise or hold back her powers will put an excessive strain on her body and may lead to internal injuries like ruptured veins, hair-line bone fractures, or other severe consequences, which requires her to use casts created by Jemma Simmons. When focused, her abilities' extend to the point that she can create both force barriers and powerful concussive waves of sheer force.
After learning about her powers from Jiaying, Johnson achieved greater control over her and no longer loses control of them. She first used them to cause a controlled avalanche, again to make several glasses of water ring, but ultimately ended up shattering them. In the attack on the HYDRA base, Johnson effectively used her powers to blast away her enemies and was able to use them to jumpstart Lincoln Campbell's heart.
During the opening of the War against the Inhumans she made an attacking agent's gun explode and defeated Melinda May with a concussive blast. During the climax of the war she was able to blast away Jiaying and knock a Quinjet into the sea, despite her life force being drained from her by Jiaying.
A few months after the War, Johnson has learned to project her concussive waves in a more focused fashion, as when she blasted three men separately and sent an SUV spiraling down a street. She is also able to focus her power to shatter materials, as when she used it to destroy the floor underneath Lash during their first confrontation, making him fall down to the floor below.
Since sound is the vibration of air molecules, Johnson is acute to sounds that other people can not hear; when the Monolith was opened, Johnson heard sounds that Phil Coulson did not.
Master Hacker: Skye is an accomplished computer hacker with a wide range of contacts through the Rising Tide hacktivist group. On many missions, these skills are utilized for intelligence gathering and data interpretation. Phil Coulson put her in charge of the Clairvoyant mission because she "sees things in unique ways" and was a master at pattern recognition and analysis; in other words, she picks up on patterns that others do not notice.
Pickpocketing: She also had pickpocketing skills, managing to steal Michael Peterson's driving license in Los Angeles, and a set of keys from an Italian train Conductor without being noticed.
Expert Marksman: Skye's hesitation toward using firearms subsided following her training with Melinda May, as demonstrated by her using the Taser Projectile Launcher against Carl Creel and later as she used a sniper rifle against Donnie Gill.
Expert Martial Artist: Skye was taught to fight by her S.O., using moves and skills comparable to May. She was able to have a prolonged battle with Agent 33, a person who gave May a good fight. After further training, she was able to disarm and defeat a skilled agent in battle.
Expert Spy: Skye is skilled in deception, as she managed to trick Grant Ward to reveal all he knew about her father, before S.H.I.E.L.D. transferred him into Christian Ward's custody.
Tactician: Skye learnt to assess threats as she entered a location, scanning for exits and the type of weaponry the guards carry, even attempting to assess the personalities and skills of the people in her environment. Grant Ward commented on her ability she gained when he brought her to the Ponce de León Theater.
Equipment: None known.
- Skye's van: Skye originally lived out of her van, which contained her computer and all her equipment including GPS and recording gear.
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Globemaster: After Agent Coulson brought Skye onto his team, she moved onto his plane, the S.H.I.E.L.D. Globemaster, informally known as "The Bus."
Weapons: None known.
- When Coulson gave her her S.H.I.E.L.D. agent badge and she had passed every required S.H.I.E.L.D. exam, Agent Hand precised "for a Level 1 agent". Now that Director Coulson has dispensed with the "levels", Skye remains a core member of his team.
- The orphanage she grew up in gave her the name "Mary Sue Poots."
- She was born on July 2, 1988.
- No trivia.
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