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5 TV Characters Who Would Make Good S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents

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Dec 15, 2013 | 9:00am EST

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Recently, TVLine reported that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will debut two new recurring agents in episode 14 of the show’s first season. The agents will be “an African-American agent who specializes in combat/weapons, and a high-level S.H.I.E.L.D. agent/munitions expert who has past ties to both Coulson and Ward.” But this got us to thinking about other TV characters that would excel within S.H.I.E.L.D. — and if a crossover were ever to happen, these characters should definitely be considered.

Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds (Firefly)

As the leader of the Serenity, we have no doubt Mal could lead his own S.H.I.E.L.D. team — though we’re pretty sure his troupe would be even more renegade than Coulson’s bunch, which might lead to some trouble.

Ben Wyatt (Parks and Recreation)

Although S.H.I.E.L.D. is known for dangerous operations, it’s still a bureaucratic agency and needs its fair share of pencil pushers. Ben is the type of guy who gets excited about “the rules” and “accounting.”

Veronica Mars (Veronica Mars)

As a savvy teenaged detective, Veronica was not only seriously ahead of her peers in the crime-fighting department, she was excellent at reading people—which would come in handy for S.H.I.E.L.D. operations. 

Chuck Bartowski (Chuck)

Chuck is a relatively normal guy who gets roped into CIA/NSA dealings and becomes a super secret agent. We have no doubt he could be useful to S.H.I.E.L.D. Plus, he’d totally be the guy everyone wants on their team.

Olivia Pope (Scandal)

Olivia deals mainly with The White House, but we believe her talents could be useful for S.H.I.E.L.D. Although, given that a lot of S.H.I.E.L.D. operations seemed to be kept so hush-hush maybe she’s already working for them.

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