Is Gordon The Watcher On 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'? Uatu Has A Few Things In Common With Raina's Rescuer
Another new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode, another new Marvel character we have to pick apart until we get to the bottom of it. This week's introduction came by way of a man named Gordon who has no eyes, but can apparently teleport. Crazy, right? His presence has been teased since the midseason finale of S.H.I.E.L.D., and now we know that he's here to help Raina. Could Gordon be Uatu, aka The Watcher, from Marvel Comics? So far, a lot of their cosmic powers line up.
The Watcher is not to be confused with the The Watchmen, which is a totally different story in a totally different comic universe. This Watcher is part of a long line of Watchers stationed to protect — and of course watch over — different species and planets. A Watcher by the name of Uatu is assigned to Earth and he actually lives on the Moon (the blue side, not to be confused with the dark side, OK?).
The thing about Watchers is that they're not supposed to interfere with the planets and species they're overlooking. But Uata breaks that pact many times. He meets the Fantastic Four gang, and starts aiding them whenever he can. Later, he's punished for helping them out so much, and sent further away to watch Earth (but still manages to help out as best he can).
Uatu also has crazy cool powers, like the abilities to teleport, fly, and manipulate energy. He can also change his body into different form of energies like it's no big deal and is basically immortal. The only way he can die is if he loses his will to live — and remember how Gordon was so freaked out when Skye's mom first went to go see him, she had to talk him down? That might be a little indication of this.
However the biggest similarity between Gordon on S.H.I.E.L.D. and Uatu is that neither of them have eyes. In one alternate storyline, Uatu is blinded by Black Bolt. If Black Bolt doesn't ring a bell, you need to start brushing up on your Inhumans history — he is the leader of all Inhumans and basically the most powerful person in the world, galaxy, universe, etc. I would not be surprised at all if somehow Black Bolt made his way into the MCU, especially by way of S.H.I.E.L.D. The introduction of Gordon might just be the start of a whole lot more.
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