In last night's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode, entitled 'T.A.H.I.T.I.,' Agent Coulson found out a little bit more about how he was brought back to life (after being killed by Loki in The Avengers). Apparently, an injection of a mystery fluid was inserted into his body, allowing his organs to heal. Coulson traced the tubes of the mystery fluid to their point of origin: the body of an unknown, deceased, blue humanoid creature (pictured below).
Needless to say, the internet went wild with speculation over what this creature was exactly. Some thought it was Coulson's dead body. Some believe it to be a Atlantean, an ancient race from the underwater city of Atlantis. However, the most popular opinion is that the creature is, in fact, a Kree.
If you don't know what a Kree is, you probably haven't read many cosmic Marvel comics. The Kree are one of the most famous alien races in the Marvel Universe. In fact, Ronan The Accuser (played by Lee Pace in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film) is a member of the Kree race. They are typically large in appearance, with either blue or pink skin.
In the comics, the Kree are expects at genetic manipulation, so it would make sense that they would possess some sort of healing power. Also, Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel) earned her superpowers after a Kree experiment changed her genetics.
If this creature is, in fact, Kree, could this mean that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be tying into Guardians of the Galaxy more than we had originally expected? With Marvel Studios calling the shots, I would not be surprised....
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