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In the aftermath, she became the liaison to the new incarnation of the Avengers formed by Steve Rogers that were based at Stark Tower. (Avengers v4 #1) They were approached by [[Kang the Conqueror]] who warned of the threat posed by the Avengers future children with them impacting the time-stream. (Avengers v4 #2) The disruption to the timeline caused an alternate version of [[Apocalypse (Marvel)|Apocalypse]] and his [[Horsemen of Apocalypse|Horsemen]] to attack the Tower thus damaging it where afterwards Hill warned the Avengers of the journey to the future being a trap set up for them. (Avengers v4 #3)
 
In the aftermath, she became the liaison to the new incarnation of the Avengers formed by Steve Rogers that were based at Stark Tower. (Avengers v4 #1) They were approached by [[Kang the Conqueror]] who warned of the threat posed by the Avengers future children with them impacting the time-stream. (Avengers v4 #2) The disruption to the timeline caused an alternate version of [[Apocalypse (Marvel)|Apocalypse]] and his [[Horsemen of Apocalypse|Horsemen]] to attack the Tower thus damaging it where afterwards Hill warned the Avengers of the journey to the future being a trap set up for them. (Avengers v4 #3)
  
Following this point, S.H.I.E.L.D. continued under the leadership of Director Johnson with Hill being appointed as Acting Director and served as a high ranking Commander in the organisation. It was Hill that launched a secret Avengers initiative that would consist of a team that had memory implants to maintain the secrecy of their operations. In this time, Hill came to work with Bruce Banner and came to enlist the Hulk a part of this black-ops team. During this time, S.H.I.E.L.D. faced a threat from A.I.M. who had re-established themselves as an independent nation based on the island of '''Barbuda'''. They had also repurposed the Iron Patriot which they had stolen and imbued with an artificial intelligence that was let loose on the world. (Secret Avengers v2 #4) Afterwards, Director Johnson authorised a black-ops to dispatch a Secret Avengers team to assassinate the Scientist Supreme [[Andrew Forson]]. The mission seemingly succeeded but was exposed to the public with this leading to the disgrace of Daisy Johnson who was removed from her position by the security council. As a result, Hill replaced her as the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. where she came to learn that Forson had survived the assassination attempt and was now a member of the U.N. security council. (Secret Avengers v2 #5)  
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Following this point, S.H.I.E.L.D. continued under the leadership of Director Johnson with Hill being appointed as Acting Director and served as a high ranking Commander in the organisation. It was Hill that launched a secret Avengers initiative that would consist of a team that had memory implants to maintain the secrecy of their operations. In this time, Hill came to work with Bruce Banner and came to enlist the Hulk a part of this black-ops team. During this time, S.H.I.E.L.D. faced a threat from A.I.M. who had re-established themselves as an independent nation based on the island of '''Barbuda'''. They had also repurposed the Iron Patriot which they had stolen and imbued with an artificial intelligence that was let loose on the world. (Secret Avengers v2 #4) Afterwards, Director Johnson authorised a black-ops to dispatch a Secret Avengers team to assassinate the Scientist Supreme [[Andrew Forson]]. The mission seemingly succeeded but was exposed to the public with this leading to the disgrace of Daisy Johnson who was removed from her position by the security council. As a result, Hill replaced her as the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. where she came to learn that Forson had survived the assassination attempt and was now a member of the U.N. security council. (Secret Avengers v2 #5) Afterwards, she headed S.H.I.E.L.D.'s response towards the planet being invaded by the forces of [[Thanos]] which saw the detonation of the [[Terrigen Mists|Terrigen Bomb]] that awoken the long dormant [[Inhumans|Inhuman]] genetics of many people around the world. One was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent named '''Sarah Garza''' who gained superhuman powers and was turned into a field operative where she along with a team were sent to battle the alien invaders. (Secret Avengers v2 #10)
  
 
In an effort to find an advantage, Hill was contacted by Taskmaster and the Black Ant who told her that they had some incriminating evidence on Steve Rogers. However, when she arrived at Bagalia, the supervillains were not there. Despite the loss, Maria decided to check Taskmasters computer and saw footage of Steve Rogers secretly declaring his true allegiance to Hydra. She was then attacked by Hydra soldiers and sought to escape from their pursuit. (Captain America: Steve Rogers v1 #16)
 
In an effort to find an advantage, Hill was contacted by Taskmaster and the Black Ant who told her that they had some incriminating evidence on Steve Rogers. However, when she arrived at Bagalia, the supervillains were not there. Despite the loss, Maria decided to check Taskmasters computer and saw footage of Steve Rogers secretly declaring his true allegiance to Hydra. She was then attacked by Hydra soldiers and sought to escape from their pursuit. (Captain America: Steve Rogers v1 #16)

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Maria Hill, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. in New Avengers v4 #14.

Maria Hill was a female comic character who features in Marvel Comics.

Contents

Biography

Origin

Maria Hill

Director

She took her helicarrier on a course to the Savage Land where she destroyed a seemingly rogue facility mining Vibranium. (New Avengers)

Dark Reign

Afterwards, Norman Osborn was hailed a hero by the public for killing the Skrull Queen Veranke. This saw Tony Stark removed as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the organization itself being dismantled. Osborn was placed in charge of a successor agency with himself as Director where he formed H.A.M.M.E.R.. He called a meeting with Maria Hill at Thunderbolts Mountain where he stated that he was firing her where she accepted the decision but stated that she would watch as his failed in his position whereupon she would enjoy seeing him topple from power. (Dark Avengers v1 #1)

Return

In the aftermath, she became the liaison to the new incarnation of the Avengers formed by Steve Rogers that were based at Stark Tower. (Avengers v4 #1) They were approached by Kang the Conqueror who warned of the threat posed by the Avengers future children with them impacting the time-stream. (Avengers v4 #2) The disruption to the timeline caused an alternate version of Apocalypse and his Horsemen to attack the Tower thus damaging it where afterwards Hill warned the Avengers of the journey to the future being a trap set up for them. (Avengers v4 #3)

Following this point, S.H.I.E.L.D. continued under the leadership of Director Johnson with Hill being appointed as Acting Director and served as a high ranking Commander in the organisation. It was Hill that launched a secret Avengers initiative that would consist of a team that had memory implants to maintain the secrecy of their operations. In this time, Hill came to work with Bruce Banner and came to enlist the Hulk a part of this black-ops team. During this time, S.H.I.E.L.D. faced a threat from A.I.M. who had re-established themselves as an independent nation based on the island of Barbuda. They had also repurposed the Iron Patriot which they had stolen and imbued with an artificial intelligence that was let loose on the world. (Secret Avengers v2 #4) Afterwards, Director Johnson authorised a black-ops to dispatch a Secret Avengers team to assassinate the Scientist Supreme Andrew Forson. The mission seemingly succeeded but was exposed to the public with this leading to the disgrace of Daisy Johnson who was removed from her position by the security council. As a result, Hill replaced her as the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. where she came to learn that Forson had survived the assassination attempt and was now a member of the U.N. security council. (Secret Avengers v2 #5) Afterwards, she headed S.H.I.E.L.D.'s response towards the planet being invaded by the forces of Thanos which saw the detonation of the Terrigen Bomb that awoken the long dormant Inhuman genetics of many people around the world. One was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent named Sarah Garza who gained superhuman powers and was turned into a field operative where she along with a team were sent to battle the alien invaders. (Secret Avengers v2 #10)

In an effort to find an advantage, Hill was contacted by Taskmaster and the Black Ant who told her that they had some incriminating evidence on Steve Rogers. However, when she arrived at Bagalia, the supervillains were not there. Despite the loss, Maria decided to check Taskmasters computer and saw footage of Steve Rogers secretly declaring his true allegiance to Hydra. She was then attacked by Hydra soldiers and sought to escape from their pursuit. (Captain America: Steve Rogers v1 #16)

With S.H.I.E.L.D. no longer operating, Hill came to operate on retainer with the C.I.A. and was deployed on a number of missions. One of her assignments was tracking down the spy Aidan Tintreach who was engaged in rogue operations with criminal organizations. (Invisible Woman v1 #5)

Overview

Personality and attributes

Powers and abilities

Notes

  • Maria Hill was created by Michael Brian Bendis and David Finch where she made her first appearance in New Avengers v1 #3 (March, 2005).

Alternate Versions

  • In All-New Wolverine v1 #33 (2018), an alternate version of Maria Hill was shown that was set several years in a possible future. This version was older with her having suffered many injuries forcing for many of her body parts to be replaced with cybernetics. Hill served as U.S. Secretary of Defense where she operated under the administration of President Kamala Khan. She volunteered to join Laura Kinney in her attack on Latveria with Maria looking to rectify failures in past operations. During the attack, she was killed by a stray shot from a Doombot where she in her final moments asked Laura to end the threat of Doctor Doom.

In other media

Television

  • In Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Maria Hill appeared in the animated television series where she was voiced by actor Tabitha St. Germain in a Russian accent.
  • In The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Maria Hill appeared in the animated television series where she was voiced by actor Kari Wührer.
  • In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Maria Hill made several guest appearances in the live-action television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where she was portrayed by actor Cobie Smulders who reprised the role.
  • In Avengers Assemble, Maria Hill had a non-speaking cameo appearance in the animated television series at the end of the episode "The Final Showdown".

Films

  • In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Maria Hill made a number of appearances in the shared continuity setting.
    • In The Avengers, Maria Hill made her first appearance in the live-action film where she was portrayed by actor Cobie Smulders.
    • In Avengers: Infinity War, Maria Hill appeared in the live-action film where she was again portrayed by actor Cobie Smulders.
    • In Avengers: Endgame, Maria Hill appeared in the live-action film where she was once more portrayed by actor Cobie Smulders.
  • In Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, Maria Hill appeared in the animated film where she was voiced by Japanese actor Junko Minagawa and by English actor Kari Wahlgren in the dub version.

Video games

  • In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, Maria Hill appeared as a non-playable character where she was voiced by actor Margaret Easley.
  • In Marvel: Avengers Alliance, Maria Hill appeared as a character that had a Dossier in the Facebook video game.
  • In Marvel Heroes, Maria Hill appeared as Deputy Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. where she was voiced by actor Kari Wührer.

Appearances

  • New Avengers v1: (2005)
  • Secret War v1:
  • Invincible Iron Man v2:
  • Avengers v4:
  • Secret Avengers v2:
  • Indestructible Hulk v1:
  • Jessica Jones v1:
  • Captain America: Steve Rogers v1:
  • All-New Wolverine v1:
  • Invisible Woman v1: (2019)

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