Even though Marvel has been dropping hints about The Inhumans in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since the first season of the show, there are still people out there who refuse to believe that they would introduce the concept in a TV series when the movie isn’t out until 2018. These people are likely some of the same types who complain about everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe being connected, and they’re also likely not too familiar with what Marvel has been doing in the comics recently.
Last night’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., “Ye Who Enter Here”, confirmed that we are seeing the introduction of Inhumans this season, and we may even see something cool next week in the winter finale. Raina explained the backstory of The Inhumans to Skye and spoke about the Kree and what they did to ancient humans. This right here is the beginning of the Inhuman concept in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, yet people are still in denial because they haven’t read comics in a long time.
Originally The Inhumans were just a select few characters in the Marvel Universe, but Marvel retconned that recently in the “Infinity” and “Inhumanity” events. Those events established that there are descendants to The Inhumans all around the world and their alien DNA is just lying dormant. They just need to be exposed to Terrigen mist for their powers to manifest, and this means anyone can be an Inhuman. It’s Marvel’s answer to mutants in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and they’re also becoming a bigger focus in the comics as well.
We know for sure that both Raina and Skye have Inhuman DNA, but last night’s episode brought up the possibility that Mack could too. One really interesting theory that has been gaining steam is that Mack could be exposed to the mist as well and develop impenetrable skin…becoming Luke Cage. He definitely looked the part last night, just replace his dark T-Shirt with a yellow one and you have Luke Cage right there.
Next week is the winter finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Could it end in a cliffhanger with someone in a cocoon?