|Agent Phil Coulson|
Portrayed by Clark Gregg
|Socked By:||Non-designated modsock.|
|Introduction:||November 17, 2010|
I'm Agent Coulson, from SHIELD.
Second hand man to Nick Fury, Phil Coulson is an integral part of SHIELD.
Name: Phil Coulson
Occupation: Agent of SHIELD
First appearance: November 17, 2010
Family: Robert and Julie Coulson (both deceased)
The son of Robert and Julie Coulson, Phil Coulson was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 8, 1964. Coulson grew up being a huge fan of Captain America, acquiring a vintage Captain America Card Collection over the course of two years. Coulson lost his father at a very young age, and his mother is now deceased as well. After high school, he was recruited right away to the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, eventually becoming a special agent and was taught by his supervising officer Nick Fury.
Coulson later went on to become Fury's trusted right-hand man.
Following M-Day, Coulson found himself reassessing his perspective on mutants, in particular, several agents who were known to carry the X-gene. In his typical quiet fashion, Coulson made arrangements for Clinton Barton to remain at the Xavier Institute, in return for assistance when needed. Clint utilised the resources Phil offered, meeting with him to hand over a group of fish people he found himself having to deal with.
As Coulson's relationships with the mansion grew, he began to become the unofficial liaison between them and SHIELD. When a small team of Avengers and SHIELD agents were attacked and captured by AIM, Coulson got help from the X-Men to rescue them. Likewise, with the Avengers unavailable, it was the X-Men he turned to in order to try and stop a Brotherhood attack on a small facility, although that mission ended far less successfully.
Coulson is a baseline human, but highly trained in hand-to-hand combat, marksmanship and explosives. He is also a consummate "people person", able to set others at ease with his manner, which stands him in good standing both on missions and as part of his day-to-day operations with others.
Phil Coulson first appeared as a SHIELD agent during Phase 1, starting in 2010.
PB: Clark Gregg
Socked by: Non-designated modsock.