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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

S.H.I.E.L.D. Character Spoilers!

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 10:44 AM

As splooged about earlier, King Geek Joss Whedon has been given the greenlight to create a new series called S.H.I.E.L.D. based on the squeeeee-worthy Marvel Comic that starred Nick Fury. Now TV Line has some exclusive details on a few of the agents who will be populating the series—and they sound kinda... umm... dumb? From TV Line:

This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident—with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.
Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.
Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.
These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies—she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.

Now before we panic, I think we should assume either TV Line or an inexperienced casting agent for the show wrote those terrible character descriptions—because this sounds more like a CSI offshoot than a Joss Whedon project. But still... "an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm"? BLECHH!!!

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