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Whilst in the U.S. Army, he came to meet a fellow recruit named [[Nick Fury, Jr.|Marcus Johnson]] with the two being close friends. The pair came to be deployed in Afghanistan where they served together and fought the Taliban. The conflict escalated during the events of [[Fear Itself]] when the power of the [[Serpent (Marvel)|Serpent]] affected the world. (Battle Scars v1 #1)
 
Whilst in the U.S. Army, he came to meet a fellow recruit named [[Nick Fury, Jr.|Marcus Johnson]] with the two being close friends. The pair came to be deployed in Afghanistan where they served together and fought the Taliban. The conflict escalated during the events of [[Fear Itself]] when the power of the [[Serpent (Marvel)|Serpent]] affected the world. (Battle Scars v1 #1)
  
He was later brought into Director Johnsons Secret Avengers unit where he conducted the briefing of [[Hawkeye (Marvel)|Hawkeye]] and the [[Black Widow (Marvel)|Black Widow]] [[Natasha Romanoff]] in order to recruit them into the covert-mission team. (Secret Avengers v2 #1) Afterwards, he conducted the meeting with [[Taskmaster]] after S.H.I.E.L.D. had freed the mercenary from his prison on [[Bagalia]]. (Secret Avengers v2 #2) The Secret Avengers initiative continued even after Maria hill came to be the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. where Agent Coulson was sent to recruit [[James Rhodes (Marvel)|James Rhodes]] into the operation. (Secret Avengers v2 #6)
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He was later brought into Director Johnsons Secret Avengers unit where he conducted the briefing of [[Hawkeye (Marvel)|Hawkeye]] and the [[Black Widow (Marvel)|Black Widow]] [[Natasha Romanoff]] in order to recruit them into the covert-mission team. (Secret Avengers v2 #1) Afterwards, he conducted the meeting with [[Taskmaster]] after S.H.I.E.L.D. had freed the mercenary from his prison on [[Bagalia]]. (Secret Avengers v2 #2) The Secret Avengers initiative continued even after Maria hill came to be the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. where Agent Coulson was sent to recruit [[James Rhodes (Marvel)|James Rhodes]] into the operation. (Secret Avengers v2 #6) Afterwards, the planet was invaded by the forces of the Mad Titan [[Thanos]] with this event seeing the detonation of the [[Terrigen Mists|Terrigen Bomb]] that activated the [[Inhumans|Inhuman]] genes amongst the human populace. As a result, a number of people gained superpowers due to one of their ancestors having been an Inhuman. Among them was S.H.I.E.L.D. agent '''Sarah Garza''' who was used as a superhuman operative with her being sent alongside Agent Coulson and Fury to fight the alien invaders. (Secret Avengers v2 #10)
  
 
Upon his return, he operated as the '''Agent''' that worked on behalf of the U.S. government in the time when S.H.I.E.L.D. had been disbanded. He was charged with assembling a super-powered team that would oversee U.S. interests leading to him gathering the [[Squadron Supreme]] of America. (Avengers v8 #10)  
 
Upon his return, he operated as the '''Agent''' that worked on behalf of the U.S. government in the time when S.H.I.E.L.D. had been disbanded. He was charged with assembling a super-powered team that would oversee U.S. interests leading to him gathering the [[Squadron Supreme]] of America. (Avengers v8 #10)  

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Phil Coulson in Secret Avengers v3 #10.

Phil Coulson is a male comic character who features in Marvel Comics.

Contents

Biography

Coulson and his team in S.H.I.E.L.D. v3 #1.

Phil Coulson was a male human who was born in the modern age.

Whilst in the U.S. Army, he came to meet a fellow recruit named Marcus Johnson with the two being close friends. The pair came to be deployed in Afghanistan where they served together and fought the Taliban. The conflict escalated during the events of Fear Itself when the power of the Serpent affected the world. (Battle Scars v1 #1)

He was later brought into Director Johnsons Secret Avengers unit where he conducted the briefing of Hawkeye and the Black Widow Natasha Romanoff in order to recruit them into the covert-mission team. (Secret Avengers v2 #1) Afterwards, he conducted the meeting with Taskmaster after S.H.I.E.L.D. had freed the mercenary from his prison on Bagalia. (Secret Avengers v2 #2) The Secret Avengers initiative continued even after Maria hill came to be the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. where Agent Coulson was sent to recruit James Rhodes into the operation. (Secret Avengers v2 #6) Afterwards, the planet was invaded by the forces of the Mad Titan Thanos with this event seeing the detonation of the Terrigen Bomb that activated the Inhuman genes amongst the human populace. As a result, a number of people gained superpowers due to one of their ancestors having been an Inhuman. Among them was S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Sarah Garza who was used as a superhuman operative with her being sent alongside Agent Coulson and Fury to fight the alien invaders. (Secret Avengers v2 #10)

Upon his return, he operated as the Agent that worked on behalf of the U.S. government in the time when S.H.I.E.L.D. had been disbanded. He was charged with assembling a super-powered team that would oversee U.S. interests leading to him gathering the Squadron Supreme of America. (Avengers v8 #10)

Overview

Personality and attributes

His friend Marcus Johnson gave him the nickname Cheese. (Battle Scars v1 #1) When working for the U.S. government, he came to be known as the Agent. (Avengers v8 #10)

However, his personality seemingly suffered a large shift as a result of his death as he came to despise superheroes. He concluded that his idol worship of them had been in vain and that they had done more damage to the world. Thus, he came to consider the likes of Iron Man as a jerk and Captain America a traitor with him working with the U.S. government in combating them. (Avengers v8 #11)

Coulson's best friend was Marcus Johnson with the two having served together in the military. (Battle Scars v1 #1)

Powers and abilities

This knowledge of the weaknesses of Earth's various heroes was known as the Coulson Protocols. (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. v1 #5)

Notes

  • Phil Coulson was an original creator for the Marvel Cinematic Universe who was created by Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway where he was portrayed by actor Clark Gregg.
  • The character was adapted into Marvel Comics by Chris Yost, Cullen Bunn, Matt Fraction and Scot Eaton where he made his first appearance in Battle Scars v1 #1 (January, 2012).

Alternate Versions

  • In Secret Wars: Agents of Atlas v1 (2015), a version of Phil Coulson survived on Battleworld in the realm of Metropolitio that was ruled by Baron Zemo. On this realm, Coulson was Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. with the peacekeeping agency serving Baron Zemo in his tyrannical rule. However, Coulson was secretly supporting the Agents of Atlas by ensuring that they were not caught.

In other media

Television

  • In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Phil Coulson starred as one of the leading protagonists set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was once again portrayed by actor Clark Gregg.
  • In Ultimate Spider-Man, Phil Coulson was a supporting character in the animated series where he was voiced by actor Clark Gregg.

Films

  • In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phil Coulson was introduced into the shared continuity of the live-action films.
    • In Iron Man, Phil Coulson was first created and introduced in the live-action film where he was portrayed by actor Clark Gregg.
    • In Thor, Phil Coulson returned in the live-action film where he was portrayed by actor Clark Gregg.
    • In Avengers, Phil Coulson returned in the live-action film where he was once again portrayed by actor Clark Gregg.

Video games

  • In Marvel: Avengers Alliance, Agent Coulson made a number of appearances in the Facebook video game.
  • In Marvel Heroes, Agent Coulson appeared in multiple instances in the MMORPG where he provided briefings to the player.
  • In Marvel: War of Heroes, Phil Coulson appeared in multiple cards in the video game.
  • In Marvel: Future Fight, Phil Coulson appeared as a playable character in the video game.
  • In Marvel Puzzle Quest, Phil Coulson appeared as a playable character in the setting of the mobile video game.

Appearances

  • Battle Scars v1: (2012)
  • Secret Avengers v2:
  • Secret Avengers v3:
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. v3:
  • Avengers v8:

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