Much like any Marvel superhero film, it's important to keep watching Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. after the credits have rolled. The March 3 episode ended with two separate, big reveals, but if you didn't come back after the commercials, you might have missed one, Lorelei. She comes from Asgard, the same place as Thor, and after the reveal that she has somehow ended up on Earth, this week's episode will have both Lorelei and Thor 's Sif get involved with Agent Caulson's team. But how?
The after-the-credits-scene of "T.A.H.I.T.I." made it pretty clear that Lorelei is a villain, as she tricks a newlywed into abandoning his wife to take her somewhere, but there's a lot more to her. Sif, meanwhile, has been seen as a supporting character in both Thor films, as she fought alongside the demigod and seemed to harbor some romantic feelings for him. It seems that we're going to see these badass ladies square off in "Yes Men," so let's take a closer look at each of their characters.
Unfortunately, this Lorelei is not related to the Gilmore Girls, but does have a pretty famous sister within the Marvel Comics universe, Amora the Enchantress. While Amora is a much bigger nemesis for Thor, Lorelei is an intertesting character in her own right who could prove to be a tough opponent for the Agents—unless they get help from Sif.
Because she is from Asgard, Lorelei automatically has super-strength and she shares a main power with her sister: the ability to manipulate men. We've already seen her do that on S.H.I.E.L.D. and though at a certain point in the comics, Lorelei does develop strong magical abilities, it's unlikely that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will show that. Those powers are more closely associated with Amora and they might want to leave room for an appearance from her down the line.
However Lorelei's main power being to control men should spell trouble for Caulson's team, since it contains quite a few men. In addition to Caulson himself, there's Ward and Fitz, all three susceptible to Lorelei's seductive ways. At least May, Simmons and Skye will be there to pick up the pieces if all of the men become useless for an episode.
In both Thor movies Sif is played by Jaimie Alexander, who will reprise her role for "Yes Men." Like Lorelei, Sif has Asgardian strength and as you might have seen in Thor, is an extremely skilled warrior. The only additional power she has in the comics is the ability to teleport between different worlds, though in some comic storylines, she must use a special sword to do so.
Even though she's never seen doing this in the Marvel movies, S.H.I.E.L.D. might give Sif this power, otherwise they'll need to come up with an alternate explanation for how Sif, and Lorelei, get to Earth. But besides that, Sif probably doesn't need any other powers. She and Lorelei are both powerful warriors, and since Sif is a woman, she's immune to Lorelei's only other abilities.
This week's episode might be called "Yes Men," but it's going to be filled with ass-kicking women while the men just helplessly standby.
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