Life has many doors, Ed boy.
What in the hell.
That’s my secret Cap. I’m always SSSSSSSSSSSMOKIN
If you didn’t think “Shia LaBeouf” could get better, you were wrong.
I literally can’t believe this exists there are tears in my eyes that I don’t remember crying
Bobbi was the chick that was being “brainwashed” there in the beginning wasn’t she?
So who’s to say she wasn’t brainwashed with the same intentions that Coulson sent her in with?
Double agent again anyone?
That was a different actress. This is Bobbi’s first appearance in the show.
A guest at my friend’s hotel left these behind
Yes, that is a four-person jacuzzi filled with magic: the gathering cards
Von Strucker, Whitehall, and Hydra’s Good Work
I’ve been wondering how these two might be connected, since they are likely the two highest ranking Hydra commanders in the MCU. Von Strucker’s comments at the end of The Winter Soldier suggest that Hydra groups are working in separate “cells”. Based on what we saw in Agents earlier this season, there are a lot of those cells, all over the globe.
While for both production and story reasons cells are probably somewhat independent, the work Von Strucker and Whitehall are doing seems connected, or at least parallel. Whitehall is recruiting and studying “gifted” individuals, not unlike the “miracles” Von Strucker has been experimenting to create. It seems likely Whitehall is sending his research findings to Von Strucker, who is in turn experimenting in his labs to create new “miracles” (and in two cases succeeding).
In fact, based on what we’ve seen in Agents of Shield, Hydra agents within have been experimenting on “gifted” individuals to enhance their powers (or Shield has, being somewhat corrupt). Marcus Daniels, “Blackout”, said that this was done to him at The Fridge. And not only was Donnie Gill experimented on at The Sandbox, and his powers enhanced, Hydra used him and his powers to overrun the facility.
So Von Strucker’s “age of miracles” is quite in sync with what’s going on in Agents of Shield. “What will they become” is the theme of season 2, as is this idea of humans “evolving” into something more.
Von Strucker, like Whitehall, is from WWII-era Hydra in the comics. While it’s possible the MCU Von Strucker is younger, if he is not… then how is he still alive in 2014? It seems unlikely that he and Whitehall found, independently, ways to extend their lifespans. Whitehall appears to have used the Obelisk to gain his longer lifespan… could Von Strucker have benefited from that as well?
Comparing the two as individuals is interesting. Frankly, I find Whitehall far more intimidating and believable. Von Strucker was a little too “comic book” in his Winter Soldier scene; he acts and dresses like it’s still the 1940s. Can you imagine the guy trying to interact with regular people outside his little underground lab? Whitehall, on the other hand, has dropped his German accent and blended in nicely with modern society. If it wasn’t for the obvious “the guy in the movies has to be the higher rank” deal, Whitehall would certainly come across as the one who was in charge. It’s hard to imagine someone as mature and disciplined as him taking Von Strucker very seriously.
More speculation to come. I’m very interested in how Whitehall and the Obelisk might fit into the larger MCU. Was Whitehall the one that began planting the seed of Hydra in Shield? We might find out in Agent Carter.
It’s pretty crazy how many connections there are when you start to think about it. I really don’t think Marvel sees AoS as “second class” as some fans do. When Age of Ultron hits, fans of Agents of Shield are probably going to catch some background that other people are missing.
(btw, check my other blog entries for further speculation about Madame Hydra etc)
i didn’t feel like playing smash bros so instead i put on 4 level 1 bots, all mii fighters. it’s miitchell (lol) which is me in a mecha suit with a bear hat, then snoop dogg in mage robes and a floral hat, hank hill in a fighters uniform, and me again as my inner weeb in a ninja suit and cat ears
damage is set to .5% and i started them at 99 stock, and they’re in the 30-40 stock range right now
but i stg when i’m not watching they do crazy shit because i glance over and see the tail end of some crazy move like hank hill getting his smash finisher on all 3 of the others and barbarically pummelling them to death and then after like 2 seconds of me watching they go back to being stupid as shit