AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - Clairvoyant Speculation
So who is the clairvoyant in Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D? There have been many theories, but I think I've come up with a pretty good case for mine. Please do not read if you'd rather be surprised as this may spoil it for you if I am correct...
Thanks for checking out my editorial.
***WARNING POSSIBLE SPOILERS IF I AM RIGHT****
Now please understand that I have no sources or factorial evidence. This is purely speculation based of bits of information and observations that I have made from within the show it self.
Now so far we do not know a lot or so we thought about the clairvoyant, at this point we have had tid bits of information but let's look at what we do know:
*firstly according to Edison Po and Raina the Clairvoyant is a man - now this may be a lie or a red herring but this is based on a conversation they shared...(insert conversation):
Raina - "Will you tell me what he's like?"
Edison -"Never. The last person who tried to learn such things got a knife for it.
I don't want to have to do that again, Raina. You have such pretty eyes."
Raina - "I understand. You can't even whisper to me about him."
Edison -"No, I can't."
*secondly based on discussions about the clairvoyant I do not believe that HE is actually psychic...this is based on the fact that the majority of psychics in Marvel comics with ACTUAL psychic abilities are mutants...well the MCU does not have access to these so that rules out a lot of potentials...also Coulson has made it a point that there are no documented cases of psychic abilities in the MCU to date or on the index...this leads me to my next point...
*thirdly if the clairvoyant is not actually psychic well how does he do what he does...well lots of other fiction points to mathematicians being able to predict the future or a chain of events using complex mathematical equations...(insert conversation):
Raina - "The Clairvoyant gives guidance, formulas."
Coulson -"For what?"
Raina - "The changing world, the world your organization brought upon us.
We're new to the business of what you've been doing for decades."
Formulas hey? Makes for an interesting point...this would also explain why the clairvoyant could not see or determine how Coulson was brought back to life and needed to take him hostage to probe his mind for the answers...
*fourthly we know the clairvoyant has ties to centipede, using them to try and create super soldiers that he can command, so he wants to create super strong humans? Also we know he has access to high levels of technology, tech that not even shield has seen (i.e cybernetic kill switches in the form of eye balls which he uses to control useful individuals) so tech used to control people or lead may be another word we can use...interesting? We have also learnt that he has ties to Ian Quinn who again is a tech monger with numerous technological resources at his hands...
Ok so far that is what we have that has been revealed within the show...not much to go on well but it does eliminate potentials and maybe narrows it down I think...have you reached the same conclusion as myself yet? Ok I won't prattle on any longer here is who I believe the clairvoyant could possibly be:
Interesting no? The Leader certainly fits the bill. Here's a few reason why:
*Well firstly it wouldn't be a hard push as we all know from The Incredible Hulk The Leader already exists in the MCU...
*Based on the events in The Avengers Prelude: Nick Fury's Big Week we know that old Samuel Sterns was discovered by Black Widow while he was mutating, shot in the leg by Natasha and detained into Shield custody...so he definitely has a grudge against S.H.I.E.L.D...and due to this startling revelation now knows about S.H.I.E.L.D's operations and likely their History...
To further my case here is a description of The Leaders abilities -
The Leader has superhuman mental acumen, as a result of his exposure to Bruce Banners irradiated blood. He possesses enhanced intuition, pattern solving, information storage and retrieval logical and philosophical structuring. His ability to predict probable outcomes of tactical and strategic scenarios is so advanced that it borders on clairvoyance. The Leader has a perfect memory with the ability to recall every moment since the accident that gave him his powers. In addition to his superhuman intelligence, the Leader has limited but potent telekinetic and telepathic powers. He is able to mentally control non-gamma-mutated individuals upon touching them, and has toppled a very weakened Hulk with his telekinetic blasts.
The Leader possesses knowledge of genetics, physics, and robotics, and has designed a large number of sophisticated weapons, vehicles, computers, androids, and synthetic humanoids. He is particularly adept at genetic engineering and manipulating radiation for various nefarious purposes.
So able to predict probable outcomes so advanced it border lines on *pause for effect* CLAIRVOYANCE!
I'll wait a moment while you take that in...so there we have it, uncanny abilities that give The Leader the appearance of clairvoyance, knowledge of genetics, physics, robotics...designed numerous sophisticated weapons, androids and synthetic humanoids (i.e cybernetics!)
I believe it would make for an extremely amazing reveal that may even open up some of season 2 to maybe have a particular gamma irradiated green skinned person involved (or that could just be wishful thinking)...We know that AGENTS OF SHIELD has no issues with getting hold of actors from the films (Samuel Jackson, Colbie Smulders, Jamie Alexander, Stan Lee lol) so all is fair game...why not Mark Ruffalo, who's to say we'd need to see The Hulk what would be wrong with Bruce Banner without hulking out (no fun I know) would save production cost and they were going to do a Hulk TV series so they may already have the tech to bring Hulk to the TV...(again massive wishful thinking)
Now I could be completely off...but I believe this makes for a compelling case no?
So thanks for reading my article and my (what may be very imaginative) speculations...thoughts below...
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