Who Is Gordon Working For On 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'? The Eyeless Man May Be Reporting To Royals
S.H.I.E.L.D. may have some hierarchy issues to deal with, but I'm still fascinated by the Inhuman universe we've been introduced to on its sidelines. For example, who is Gordon working for on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? He's taken both Cal and Raina at this point. He's alone, but clearly not working alone. When Cal recovered from his episode (which clearly must have been intense since we haven't been able to witness one yet), Gordon took him to see someone and Cal begrudgingly agreed and followed. The person's gender was not specified, however it seems as though Cal already knows who he is dealing with.
As of right now, there are no firm suspects, and even their location is unknown — it could be on the moon. That would actually be logical in the context of Inhumans. It could be a temple, an academy, a laboratory, a mansion, or a spa for all we know. The only people we've seen there, in flashbacks, are Skye's mother Jiaying, an older man named Yat-Sen, and a few unnamed people who watched Gordon from behind a false window in an observational room. Who are these people? What is their job? Is Gordon their lackey because of his nifty teleportation powers, or is their bond something different?
When the Kree visitor (with Lady Sif in tow) came down to Earth to investigate the terregenesis "threat," it seemed to imply that the Inhumans were abandoned and leaderless. However, what we've seen on S.H.I.E.L.D. and read in Marvel Comics suggests otherwise. Here are some possibilities for Gordon's employer and/or superior.
In the comics, the Inhumans are led by a royal family. It's a larger, even more dysfunctional family than Loki and Thor's on Asgard. They're fun. Their current leader is Black Bolt, though he is often challenged by his brother Maximus. However, I don't think it's likely that we'll see Black Bolt on the show just yet. His vocal powers are far too similar to David Angar of "Calvin Zabo and the Slicing Talons," that team of miscreants.
Is Cal being taken before a royal council? One interesting thing about the Inhumans is that many of them appear to be scientists. Could they be going to Agon, the geneticist and first leader of the Inhumans? Alternatively, does the Inhuman Royal Family have a Warden of Earth, or a Duke or Duchess that reports to the royals? That seems like something an interstellar monarchy would arrange.
One interesting possibility is The Unspoken, the former ruler of the Inhumans who was ousted by the current royal family and popped up later as a ne'er do well in Tibet and the People's Republic of China. Two warring groups of Inhumans would be a nice parallel to the infractions happening at S.H.I.E.L.D.
The only issue is the upcoming Inhumans movie, set for release in 2018. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has used its television properties to introduce concepts and crossover characters before, I highly doubt that an entire royal family would be introduced before the film.
Unless we are privy to the early days of the Inhuman royal family on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., I think it's most likely that Gordon is reporting to one of their representatives. We're going to see more Inhumans soon, including "Lincoln" played by Luke Mitchell, so answers are coming!
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