'Agent Carter' Introduces Big Bad Called Leviathan

Agent Carter sure got off to a running start. There are so many new Marvel mysteries to solve. The biggest is the term Leviathan — what does that mean on Agent Carter ? I know another thing that word means in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but we'll get to that later. Leviathan has roots in Marvel Comics history. They are the Communist, Cold War version of Hydra and were notorious for stealing technology. While Agent Carter is sure to hint at Hydra's infiltration of the early S.H.I.E.L.D. days, it looks like we have a more open enemy to deal with in the meantime.

Another Leviathan-related mystery? What was that symbol thing that Leet Brannis, played by James Frain, drew in the ground, anyway? It didn't look like the Leviathan symbol, which was my first guess. Though it is pretty poetic that this organization is named after a word for both sulfer and soul. The symbol that Leet drew in the sand, because his larynx had been removed, started off looking like a heart, but then was sliced in half by a squiggly line. It looked a little bit like Mickey Mouse ears. What could it mean? There's nothing to keep a narrative going like a mysterious symbol or code.

Speaking of mysterious, the Leviathan guy that Peggy and Jarvis are chasing doesn't even have a name! The character is credited on IMDb as "Green Suit," but don't let that throw you off the scent. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. introduced the notorious anti-hero Raina first as "The Girl In The Flower Dress." Anyway, Greenie uses a typewriter to instant message. I'm not joking. He sits in a greenly-lit room and types onto a typewriter that types back. That's pretty fancy technology.

All of that said and done, this Marvel fan remembers the word "leviathan" as meaning something completely different. In the first Avengers movie, that was the name of those crazy half-robotic snake aliens that the Chitauri flew out of a portal. The things Iron Man called a party. Is there a connection? Only Agent Carter can find out.

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