Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a fan-favorite show for superhero and comic book fans. There were times though when S.H.I.E.L.D. almost jumped the shark.
Coulson’s Energy Shield
The energy shield shows up in the third and fourth season of the show. The shield was made by Fitz and ended up in Coulson’s hands. When the Hive attacked, it came in real handy, allowing Phil Coulson to to protect May. The Director of SHIELD should obviously have a few tricks up his sleeve. But Fitz making a literal Captain America style shield for Coulson because the latter is obviously a fan sounds and looks so tacky. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is better than that!
Robbie Reyes Created A Portal To Another Dimension
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. took a gamble when they brought Robbie Reyes’ Ghost Rider to the show. But it was a calculated risk that paid off. There was just one time every fan of the show rolled their eye balls. Robbie Reyes, at the end of that season, decides to use his chains to create a literal wormhole to a hell-like dimension where he will continue his journey along with the Darkhold. It looked like a useful ability that could have been used early on in the show but Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. saved it up for the very end.
The Creation Of AIDA Was A Clear Example Of The Show’s Disregard For MCU
Doctor Radcliffe, genius scientist and robotics expert, created an artificial intelligence and a robotic humanoid body called AIDA. He then kept it a secret from everyone, including his own friends and allies in Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Aida would end up proving herself in the heat of battle and S.H.I.E.L.D. decided to make more use of her. Fitz even developed a cordial relationship with the AI. Aida eventually went rogue and almost killed everyone. The problem is – the MCU already had the Sokovia Accords in place which would have made creating something like Aida forbidden. Yet the show never batted an eye.
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. MCU Guest Character Appearances Make No Sense
During early seasons, characters like Nick Fury and Maria Hill showed up. And more or less, they did create enough splash to drive the story forward. But with each consecutive season, the MCU guest character appearances in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. became lesser and lesser for obvious reasons. The show was drifting away from the MCU. Remember when Lady Sif appeared and the show turned into a villain of the day kind of episode. That was a pure, underhanded TRP grab.
How Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Handled Deathlok
The show did a very poor job at giving this criminally underrated character some good screen time. Deathlok deserved some love. sadly, the show just ended up forgetting him after a few seasons. Deathlok could only regain back his humanity after turning into a cyborg when reminded of his son. The show could have done a lot better with him. Many fans had even anticipated that Deathlok would become a series regular. Suchg a shame that it never came to pass in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Will Daniels & The Saga Of the ‘Living Planet’
Fitz and Simmons are the true Jack and Rose of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. No one comes close to this legendary couple. The will they-won’t they part of their relationship irked many fans. But after Simmons is trapped in another part of the universe, we saw another budding romance unfold. Will Daniels becomes Simmons’ emotional refuge. And when push comes to shove, the show conveniently killed him off so that Fitz and Simmons could get back together again. This was another story that could have been fleshed out a bit more.