Nick Fury

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Nick Fury in Secret Warriors v1 #25.

Nick Fury is a male comic character that features in Marvel Comics.

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Biography

Origin

Nick during World War II in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos v1 #1.

In 1944, he along with the Howling Commandos were dispatched to rendezvous with Captain America and Bucky to intercept the Red Skull who was receiving a weapon. This turned out to be the Amulet of Agamotto that was taken from the Ancient One who had been taken captive alongside his servant Hamir. Fury and his allies charged the Nazi forces where they nearly gained a victory when the Red Skull was transported to another dimension by Dormammu with Captain America and Bucky in pursuit. Nick Fury was then briefed on the nature of the magical threat they faced by the Ancient One who teleported the Howling Commandos to that other dimension to retrieve the Amulet of Agamotto as Dormammu threatened to invade Earth. Once there, they alongside Captain America battled the Red Skull along with his troops that were working for Dormammu where they managed to defeat their foe with the secret assistance of Clea. The Ancient One managed to craft illusions of an assault by Mindless Ones on Dormammu's domain forcing the Faltine to allow his foes to escape. Upon returning the Amulet of Agamotto to the Ancient One the Sorcerer Supreme wiped the heroes memories of the incident to shield them from the threats posed by the mystical world before departing. Fury and the Howling Commandos then proceeded on their next mission against Nazi forces. (Captain America - Nick Fury The Otherworld War v1 #1)

In 1945 during Spring, he and the Howling Commandos were on an airplane when their transport was damaged during a bomb testing causing the aircraft to crash. The team managed to survive on the seemingly empty island where they waited for rescue. They came to notice that the island was acing unusual and during his exploration of it Fury came to encounter a beating heart showing that the landmass was actually alive. The creature was known as Krakoa who had gained sentience during an atom bomb testing and was angry at humans for the pain it received. Fury managed to make a deal with Krakoa where it stopped preying on his team and allowed them to survive on its surface by cleaning any lingering traces of radiation until rescue arrived whereupon they would leave and hide the fact that the island was alive. (Journey into Mystery: The Birth of Krakoa v1 #1)

In 1958, he encountered an alien invasion of the world conducted by Tribellian which was where he encountered Woodrow McCord who operated as the Man on the Wall. McCord managed to thwart the aliens but this came at the cost of his life with Fury bearing witness to his demise. Afterwards, he encountered Howard Stark who worked to clear any trace of the invasion before taking Colonel Fury to Woodrow's secret headquarters in the Rocky Mountains. He revealed that for years, McCord had operated as a secret operative that defended Earth from various threats that were hidden from the world but with his death there was a need for someone to replace him as the Man on the Wall. Fury accepted the role and agreed to take over on the condition of wanting to know more about Woodrow's life. Stark agreed to help him but told Fury that McCord had broken all ties from Howard's group but showed him the fallen hero's journal. (Original Sin Annual v1 #1) In 1959, he and his comrades were hunting down Nazi's criminals that had escaped the war when he was approached by government agents with a message from the U.S. President who wanted Fury to head a project known as the Avengers Initiative. (New Avengers v2 #9) He later decided to move forward with his black-ops Avengers initiative that involved the creation of a team of super-operatives. He and Dum Dum Dugan thus went about recruiting the team members that included Sabretooth, Dominic Fortune, Kraven the Hunter, Namora, Ulysses Bloodstone and Ersnt Sablinova who operated as the Silver Sable. (New Avengers v2 #10) Their first assignment as a team involved tracking down the Red Skull who had formed a new Fourth Reich with him being in Sweden. (New Avengers v2 #11) By 1961, he was invited by Aries to form the Great Wheel of the Zodiac where he saw on the group of intelligence agents including John Garrett, Thomas Davidson, Vasili Dassaiev, Cornelius van Lunt, Baron Strucker, Dum Dum Dugan, Shoji Soma, Jake Fury, Daniel Whitehall and Viktor Uvarov with Nick being given the codename Gemini. (Secret Warriors v1 #25)

S.H.I.E.L.D.

Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD v1 #4.

In 1966, S.H.I.E.L.D. was investigating possible Hydra activity in Scandinavia when they discovered the presence of a large dragonic alien organism frozen in the ice. The creature was studied and was discovered to be a symbiotic organism that could bond to a host and enhance their capabilities. Thus, a period of experimentation was made with the goal of using the Symbiotes to produce supersoldiers as part of the Sym-Soldier Program. A team of soldiers were bonded with the Symbiotes and led by Rex Strickland with them being deployed into Vietnam. However, the creatures went rogue and began massacring friendly troops with S.H.I.E.L.D. unable to recall them. To recover the creatures, he recruited Logan where they went to activate the killswitches for the soldiers but these were removed. They discovered Strickland who was freed from the Symbiotes though Fury was incapacitated where it was revealed that he had sent an LMD on the mission rather than himself. The Fury LMD's self-destruct sequence was activated where the managed to render the Sym-Soldiers unconscious except for Strickland with them being recovered and put in stasis as the projected was halted. (Web of Venom: Ve'Nam v1 #1)

Afterwards, he went into hiding abroad at a safe location which was when he was approached by Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine with the two sleeping together. The next day though Fury followed her whilst cloaked and found her meeting some unknown people where she revealed that she was attempting to steal S.H.I.E.L.D. passcodes from him. When she returned, Fury confronted her and shot Valentina whereupon she turned into a Skrull revealing that the real Fontaine had been replaced. Nick Fury then determined that the Skrulls were possibly infiltrating the planet and began to make preparations for a possible invasion. He warned Maria Hill to be suspicious of others and observed Spider-Woman where he asked her to return to S.H.I.E.L.D. to watch over it for possible infiltrators. Fury then remained in hiding as he kept a watch over various people on the planet in order to determine who was real and who was a possible Skrull infiltrator. (Mighty Avengers v1 #12)

Secret War

The next session of training involved readying up on files on the various dangers in the world. At this point, Ares had tracked the Secret Warriors to the Safehouse as he had followed his son Alexander who was part of the superhero team. The war god broke through the walls of the Safehouse with Fury telling his team to stand down as he had words with the Olympian. Ares confessed that he was worried for his son but that he did not know how to communicate with the boy as he intended for him to live a different life than the one lived by himself. When asking Alexander, the boy stated that this was the path he had chosen and Ares allowed him to stay with Fury but warned him that he would face the god of war if the child died. Afterwards, Fury told the Secret Warriors to evacuate the base as though the war god left on good terms it was Nick who believed it prudent to relocate to a new base. (Dark Avengers v1 #9) Nick then received a message stating that Steve Rogers was back with him investigating the site of the now destroyed Avengers Hideout that had been discovered by H.A.M.M.E.R. Whilst there, he saw Rogers and called out an LMD killswitch command in case Steve was a robot copy but it turned out to be the real Captain America. He joined Steve alongside Fury's own Secret Warriors as they joined up with the New Avengers at their new safehouse. Whilst there, they saw the news that Director Osborn had launched an attack on Asgard in Oklahoma where they had taken down Thor. Steve Rogers decided to intervene and asked for Fury's aid where Nick stated that his Secret Warriors had been trained by him with them read to take part in the Siege. (New Avengers v1 #62)

The Unseen

He came to feel a threat in the Multiverse that was the Time-Eater which was consuming entire realities and heading towards his own but his punishment meant he could not act to prevent its coming. However, a version of Nick Fury from a dying reality arrived with the Tallus and left it on the Moon. The device called out with Blink arriving after sensing it with the Unseen informing her of the coming threat with the Tallus taking her across realities to assemble a team of heroes to save all of existence. (Exiles v3 #1)

Overview

Personality and attributes

Powers and abilities

Notes

  • Nick Fury was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby where he made his first appearance in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos v1 #1 (May, 1963).

Alternate Versions

In other media

Television

  • In Spider-Man, Nick Fury appeared in the 1990s animated television series where he was initially voiced by actor Philip Abbott and later by actor Jack Angel.
  • In The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Nick Fury appeared in the animated television series where he was voiced by actor Alex Desert.

Films

  • In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Nick Fury made multiple appearances in the shared continuity setting:
    • In Iron Man, Nick Fury made his first appearance in the live-action film where he appeared in the post-credit sequence and was portrayed by actor Samuel L. Jackson. This version was a black male who was the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. who approached Tony Stark about joining a project called the Avengers Initiative.

Video games

  • In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, Nick Fury appeared in the video game where he was voiced by actor David Kaye. He was an unlockable character that could be played upon completing the game.
  • In Marvel: Avengers Alliance, Nick Fury appeared as a NPC character in the Facebook video game.
  • In Marvel Heroes, Nick Fury appeared as an NPC in the MMORPG video game where he was voiced by actor Keith David

Appearances

  • Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos v1:
  • Mighty Avengers v1:
  • New Avengers v1:
  • Secret Warriors v1:
  • Dark Avengers:
  • Winter Soldier:
  • Original Sin v1:
  • Exiles:
  • Web of Venom: Ve'Nam v1:
  • Journey into Mystery: The Birth of Krakoa v1:

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