Prior to his appointment, he served as one of the organization's best operatives. D.'s investigation surrounding the incident with Thor and the Destroyer. May then took Skye to Vault D where Sif soon found them. R., which finally convinced Sif she would sooner hurt herself than anyone else. Andrew Garner, a psychologist who specialized in working with gifted individuals from the Index. Once he realized what Cal was planning, Coulson and Morse went to Manitowoc, Coulson's home town. Zabo called her bluff and admitted that no one in town was even listening to him; he passed the microphone to Angar so his voice would affect all of Manitowec. Jemma Simmons then brought him special gloves for Skye to wear, telling him the gloves would minimize the effect of Skye's powers. Coulson's Quinjet then landed on the roof of a building where Bakshi was searching for the Enhanced.

A few hours later, when Loki led an army of the Chitauri against New York City, the Avengers fought a bloody battle against the alien invaders, showing that they will avenge Coulson. Helping Mackenzie to his feet, the two watched as the city began to crumble."Sunil Bakshi ... I'll trade him to you to add to your collection." Coulson, not being able to sleep, observed Skye as she slept in quarantine. Back at the Playground, Coulson listened as Mackenzie apologized and asked to work on Lola. Once the team arrived to Faro, they found the amnesiac Lady Sif who did not recognize them and could not tell them why was she on Earth.

During the HYDRA Uprising, despite the dissolution of S. Coulson's death was the trigger which finally united the Avengers. Fortunately the latter was cured thanks to the Diviner being activated. attack, and who tried to kill you, Coulson.""While dressed up as you, sir.""Safe to say, I'm not a fan.""Perfect. Coulson's plan was successful and, using Bakshi as bait, they were able to trick HYDRA into assassinating three of their own leaders before recapturing Bakshi and delivering him to Talbot. Coulson was having a conversation with Alphonso Mackenzie about him becoming a field agent when Melinda May informed them about a situation in Portugal.

On the orders of Director Fury, Coulson was brought to the Guest House, a secret facility where he was brought back to life using treatments developed by Project T. Sif then wanted to take Skye to Asgard, but Coulson would not let her. Coulson told her that they put her name on the Index, with which she was okay, because she managed to have some control over her powers. The other individual they sought, David Angar, was missing. for their "barbaric" inhibitions of gifted individuals before it could do the same thing to his daughter; Coulson replied that it was to stop criminals, not cheerleaders. Coulson refused to open the Toolbox for Gonzales, who gave it to one of his agents to give to Anne Weaver. Later, Coulson came in contact with Lance Hunter, who managed to escape from Gonzales' headquarters, the aircraft carrier Iliad. Through Deathlok's Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant, they learned that List was tracking down occurrences of quantum entanglements across the planet, which Fitz realized was referring to the teleporter who took Skye.

His death gave the Avengers the push they needed to band together and stop the Chitauri invasion. Coulson asked Skye what was causing that, and she said it was her. We took their potential and contained it - inhibited it like you do." Coulson visited Skye in the interrogation cell on the Bus, where she moved after the violent display of her powers. In the facility's secret sub-basement Coulson and Morse were attacked by John Bruno, a former government assassin, but Morse easily overpowered him. Coulson then escaped from the base via the secret elevator while May stayed behind and surrendered to Gonzales' agents. While Hunter slept, Coulson made a decision to contact Mike Peterson before alerting Robert Gonzales about their location. Coulson's party then followed List's jet on its way to Strucker, only for the HYDRA scientist to stop over in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

After the battle, Nick Fury appointed him the new Director of S. Coulson threatened Loki with a weapon created from the Destroyer, but he was aiming the weapon at an illusion; the real Loki snuck up behind Coulson and stabbed him in the back with his Scepter. After at least seven operations, Fury's doctors were actually able to bring Coulson back to life days after he had been killed. Nick Fury and Doctor Streiten ordered that altered some of his memories with a robotic-assisted neural micro-surgery, to make him believe that he was revived in Tahiti, in order to cope with the pain he felt and to make him less suicidal, as he wanted to die due to the intense agony he was experiencing. Chasing after her, Coulson met up with May again and had her lower him down into the city so he could save Skye. leader then left and returned the Howling Commando Gear to Mrs.

and the betrayal of a member of his team, he led his team against the forces of HYDRA, attempting to stop his former colleague John Garrett, winning the final battle in which Garrett was ultimately defeated. When Coulson reached Loki's cell, he found the Asgardian free and Thor trapped in his place. I., to repair the wounded organs in a cellular level. Fearing that he could suffer a horrible death the doctors choose to erase his memory. Among the recruited agents was also his old colleague Melinda May, one of S. Skye apologized to Coulson and told him she was going destroy the Diviner and stop HYDRA's plan much to his dismay. The next morning, Coulson made a deal with General Glenn Talbot to give him Sunil Bakshi, who had now recovered from his suicide attempt, in exchange for Talbot's assistance in handling any remaining HYDRA forces. Back on the Bus, when Skye mentioned that the stranger might be Kree, Sif realized that "Kava", which she was seeking, was not a person, but the Kree word for keys. With the Quinjet now under their control, Hunter asked Coulson why he had not informed him that backup was a super-powered cyborg. Coulson confronted Agent 33 in a Tijuana diner, and used her phone to call Ward; Coulson told Ward to meet him in the diner. While in flight, Coulson and Hunter were forced to restrain Fitz when Ward unintentionally provoked him. An argument ensued among the agents until Coulson had enough and told everyone, especially Mackenzie, that Triplett knew his place and would not hesitate to obey Coulson's orders; Coulson then dismissed everyone. Morse and Skye were attacked by the stranger who managed to knock down Morse and escape. They were rescued by Mike Peterson, who attacked the guards and took out the agents. No more looking over your shoulder." Coulson, Lance Hunter, and Deathlok took the Quinjet to retrieve Leo Fitz, then flew to find Grant Ward. List who could bring them into contact with Baron Wolfgang von Strucker. However, he became a fugitive when another faction of S. Coulson also recruited a talented woman named Akela Amador into S. Coulson followed up on rumors that Amador was being held in Shanxi Province, but she had already been moved by her captors. However, the whole group assembled on the Helicarrier, where Thor informed them about Loki's plan to conquer the planet with the army of the Chitauri. All he remembered was being attacked by Loki and recovering in a grass shack in Tahiti reading Travis Mc Gee novels and having a physical therapist whose command of English was "relevant". Streiten was reluctant to release him back into active duty given the horrific nature of his recovery and was astonished to realize that Coulson was unaware of the truth of his survival. During this mission, Coulson and his team of scientists saved Peterson's life and he recruited the Rising Tide hacker Skye onto the team, whose impressive computer skills had given them leads into a new dangerous organization called Centipede. In the actions that followed, Hall was seemingly lost, enveloped by the Gravitonium. You've been keeping something from us this whole time. You have a secret, Skye, and one chance to come out with it. Coulson received a call from Morse who told him that HYDRA was in Puerto Rico in force based in the old abandoned Ponce de León Theater‏. He even made some contacts with the US military via Brigadier General Glenn Talbot. The mission did not have an exit strategy and resulted in May spending five hours in the bay until Coulson fished her out. While the second team found evidence of carnage, there was no evidence that Amador was one of the victims, leading Coulson to believe she was still alive. When Stark managed to capture Loki in Stuttgart, Germany, Thor suddenly appeared, and tried to take Loki back to Asgard. Doctor Streiten maintained that the methods used to restore Coulson to life were unethical and felt that they should have let him die. He remembered being somewhere else, in a beautiful afterlife. In the team's first mission, they investigated the case of Michael Peterson, a man who had been given powers from an unknown benefactor using the Centipede Device. Hall was determined to destroy the supply of Gravitonium procured by Quinn. The eye was of a technology more advanced than anything at S. Coulson again investigated the Centipede Project in Hong Kong, where he led an unsuccessful mission to rescue the Index-registered individual Chan Ho Yin, who had been kidnapped by the mysterious agency."Why are you here? Soon after, while Skye and the rest of the team visited S. As the team prepared, Coulson told Sam Koenig to report back to the Playground claiming that if things went south, he would need him and his brother to enact the Theta Protocol much to Koenig's dismay. During the conversation, Alphonso Mackenzie, who was still suffering from the effects of going down into the Kree Temple, challenged Coulson's authority, believing his plan unsound. Bobbi Morse then called and informed Coulson about the possible lead in the local hospital. Before they could escape, however, they were caught by another team of Gonzales' agents and arrested. I'm offering you a deal help me, and I'll let you walk away, free and clear. Ward explained he would use the recently brainwashed Sunil Bakshi to infiltrate HYDRA, gaining a meeting with Dr.