In addition to introducing Mockingbird, last night’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. dropped a bomb many comic fans knew was coming for quite a while. For a very long time many people suspected that Skye would be the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s introduction to the Inhumans. With the nightmare Marvel is going through with Fox surrounding the mutants, the Inhumans are generally believed to be the mutant replacement in the stuff Marvel does.
There have been some pretty decent sized hints dropped in the first season of the show that Skye (and her parents) could be Inhumans, but last night’s episode seemed to confirm it.
Wanting answers, Skye confronted Coulson about the Kree writing he’s been scratching everywhere, and Phil outright confirmed what everyone suspected. The G.H. serum contained alien DNA, and the reason why he and Garrett reacted badly to it was because it was alien. Skye didn’t have a reaction because she already had the alien DNA in her system. Despite the massive red herring the show tried to throw to people, this doesn’t mean Skye is an alien. She’s an Inhuman.
In the Marvel universe, Inhumans are normal people who are descended from a group that was experimented on by aliens long in the past. They have alien DNA, but they are technically human. Their powers manifest when they are exposed to Terrigen Mist, at which point they go into a cocoon and then come out with super powers.
Could Skye’s father be planning to expose her to the Terrigen Mist? Even more interesting, could the G.H. facility have been an attempt by S.H.I.E.L.D./Hydra to create an “Inhuman serum” to turn normal people into Inhumans?
The season is still very early, and for them to be revealing the alien stuff this early could mean that the show could see a big injection of super powers later this year…