Meet the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Grant Ward

GeekMom’s countdown to the premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on September 24 continues with a series of profiles of the characters you’ll be meeting on the show. Click on the show’s tag at the end of the article to see all of the posts so far. For more on the other members of the team, you can read their profiles at the links below:

Fitz and Simmons
Skye
Melinda May
Phil Coulson

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Photo courtesy AgentsofShield.com

Today we profile Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), black-ops specialist and professional manly man.

Our entry point into the world of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Ward initially believes he’s been recruited by Maria Hill (guest star Cobie Smulders). That is, until his security access is bumped up to Level 7 and he finds out who’s really behind it. Naturally, the revelation leads to the some of the same questions we have.

Ward’s skills in combat and espionage, as well as his experience going up against a mysterious group known as The Rising Tide, all make him an ideal candidate for Agent Coulson’s elite team. His only weakness, as he freely admits, is that he doesn’t play well with others. But even that can be exploited, for the benefit of the mission or simply for comedic effect.

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“There’s two ways we can do this…” Photo courtesy AgentsofShield.com

Agent Ward’s nemesis looks to be underground computer hacker Skye (we profiled her yesterday). The two have a crackling chemistry, despite a mutual distrust and general animosity towards one another (something which doesn’t escape Coulson’s notice). It’s certainly fun watching them spar in the pilot, and we look forward to seeing more of it in future episodes.