Daisy Johnson
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Quake on the cover of Secret Warriors #22 (November 2010). Art by Jim Cheung
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceSecret War #2 (July 2004)
Created byBrian Michael Bendis
Gabriele Dell'Otto
In-story information
Full nameDaisy Louise Johnson[1]
SpeciesInhuman[2]
Team affiliations
Notable aliasesQuake, Cory Sutter, Gabrielle Wewer, Skye[3]
Abilities
  • Vibration Manipulation
  • Expert Spy & Martial Artist

Daisy Johnson, also known as Quake, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Gabriele Dell'Otto, the character first appeared in Secret War #2 (July 2004). The daughter of the supervillain Mister Hyde, she is a secret agent of the intelligence organization S.H.I.E.L.D. with the power to manipulate vibrations.

Daisy Johnson appeared as a main character in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the first television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She was played by actress Chloe Bennet. She was reimagined as an Inhuman originally known as Skye. Aspects of this interpretation were later integrated into the comics.

Publication history

Daisy Johnson was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Gabriele Dell'Otto, and first appeared in Secret War #2 (July 2004), as a member of the international espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D. During the 2008 "Secret Invasion" storyline, she joins Nick Fury's Secret Warriors under the codename Quake.[4]

Her look was modeled after actress Angelina Jolie in the film Hackers.[5][6]

Daisy Johnson appeared as a supporting character in the 2010–2013 Avengers series, from issue #19 (January 2012) through its final issue #34 (January 2013).

Marvel Comics announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 a new S.H.I.E.L.D. comic integrating the characters and elements of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. written by Mark Waid. Daisy Johnson joins them at issue #7, it mentioned that Johnson is Inhuman for the first time.[7][8] The comic got relaunched in 2016 as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it was written by Marc Guggenheim, the first issue was released on January 13, 2016, and includes the main cast members of the show including their likeness.[9] In 2017, she led a new team of Inhumans in a new volume of Secret Warriors, the team consists of Daisy, Kamala Khan, Luna Lafayette and Devil Dinosaur, Inferno and Karnak. It was written by Matthew Rosenberg and was drawn by Javier Garron.[10] It was cancelled after twelve issues.[11]

Fictional character biography

Daisy Johnson is a superhuman with seismic (earthquake-producing) powers, and is the illegitimate daughter of Calvin Zabo, the supervillain known as Mister Hyde. Taken in by S.H.I.E.L.D., she is under the careful eye of its longtime executive director, Nick Fury, even after the latter's defection from the agency during the events of the Secret War series. Daisy herself is a participant in this incident, where Fury uses trickery, lies and outright brainwashing in order to secure a superhero team to overthrow the legitimate government of Latveria. This later results in a terror attack on American soil; Daisy destroys the cyborg leader.[12] She possesses a "Level 10" security clearance, the only known agent aside from Fury and the Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) to do so.

In her most visible action, Johnson helps to defeat the powerful mutant leader Magneto by inducing a vibration in his brain that makes him lose consciousness. This is during a three-way confrontation with the X-Men, Avengers and the "Collective"—a powered being carrying thousands of mutant energy signatures. Daisy states in this appearance that if she were to join the superhero team the Avengers, she would adopt the moniker "Quake".[13]

The Avengers splinter due to the events of the 2006–2007 "Civil War" storyline and she is later seen reunited with Nick Fury, in disguise, who gives her new orders to recruit the descendants of various villains and heroes in order to assist him with the threat against the Skrulls in their Secret Invasion.[14] Taking on the name Quake, she and her teammates attack the Skrulls during their invasion of Manhattan.[15] The team becomes a part of Fury's Secret Warriors, with Daisy acting as field leader of the Caterpillars.

While investigating Norman Osborn's escape from the Raft, Johnson is drafted by Captain America into the Avengers under her superhero name Quake. She is tasked with tracking down how Osborn appeared via hologram in the middle of a supposedly secure press conference. After finding out that the Avengers had been captured by Hydra, she proceeds to rescue them single-handedly.[16] Daisy takes over as director of S.H.I.E.L.D. when Nick Fury fully retires and his son joins as an agent.[17] Maria Hill is the acting director of S.H.I.E.L.D.,[18][19] while Johnson is still considered Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.[20] Johnson is indefinitely suspended after launching an unsanctioned operation to assassinate Andrew Forson, the Scientist Supreme, leader of the supposedly legitimate A.I.M. Island. Hill is promoted to Director in her place.[21]

In the S.H.I.E.L.D. series, Daisy later reveals to her father that she has uncovered the origin of her abilities: she is an Inhuman whose genetic abilities were activated by her father's unstable DNA, rather than through Terrigenesis. The nickname "Skye", Daisy's original name from the show, is also introduced to comics as Coulson's affectionate name for her, and she is redesigned with the likeness of Chloe Bennet.[2]

During the "Iron Man 2020" event, Quake appears as a member of Force Works. Their mission takes them to the island of Lingares where they deal with some Deathloks and Ultimo.[22]

Powers and abilities

Daisy Johnson generates powerful waves of vibrations which can produce effects resembling those of earthquakes. She is immune to any harmful effects of the vibrations. She also has or was given a form of psychic shielding.[23][24][25]

She is also a superb hand-to-hand combatant, skilled all-around athlete, and excellent marksman. She was a leading espionage agent, adept at undercover assignments.[25]

Her training under Fury enables her to target her seismic waves with pinpoint accuracy, causing targeted objects to vibrate themselves apart, from the inside out. This is shown in her being able to prevent the detonation of an antimatter bomb implanted in the body of Lucia von Bardas by destroying its power supply, and exploding the heart of Wolverine while in his chest, to halt an enraged attack on S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury.[23]

Other versions

During the 2013 "Age of Ultron" storyline (which takes place in an alternate reality where Ultron nearly annihilated the human race), Daisy Johnson is among the superheroes in the resistance against Ultron.[26]

Quake appears alongside Tigra, Wonder Man, and the Vision in the Ultimate line of comics.[27] In this iteration, Daisy Johnson is a S.H.I.E.L.D. cadet who is discharged from the organization after fighting back against an attempted sexual assault from a superior. She is then approached by Nick Fury, who offers her superpowers in exchange for joining his West Coast version of the Ultimates. The project is shut down and later reactivated by a corrupt California governor who sends them after the Ultimates.[28] Quake decides to surrender for the greater good and tells President Steve Rogers the whole plan. He manages to put an end to it along with the rest of the Ultimates.[29]

In other media

Television

Film

Quake appears in the 2018 animated feature film Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, with Bennet reprising her role.[38] Daisy Johnson is a top agent for S.H.I.E.L.D. She gains powers after the Terrigen Wave hit and keeps them a secret, claiming that her powers are from the gauntlets she wears. After Daisy shows that her powers are not from her gauntlets in Secret Warriors, she decides to go by Quake.

Video games

Web series

See also

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