*Many Heads, One Tale (提及)
Thousands of years ago, an Inhuman was born on this planet that was destined to rule it, so powerful, so fearsome that others were consumed with dread, and so they banished it from the Earth, sent it through the portal to a distant planet. HYDRA was founded with the sole purpose of engineering its return.
Thousands of years ago, It was an Inhuman that was transformed by Terrigenesis into an extremely powerful being. Soon, other Inhumans grew so fearful of It that they banished It to another world through the use of a portal. Its followers, believing him to be destined to rule the world, soon organized a society with the purpose to bring their leader back to Earth. Over the centuries the society evolved into HYDRA.
Centuries of Killing
That THING has been killing everyone that's come through here for centuries."
"How long have people known about the Monolith? And why keep sending people when there's no way back? It's as if they're being sacrificed!
For centuries, people were sent to the planet through the Monolith as ritualistic sacrifices, meeting their deaths at the hands of It. This was evidenced by the sword, music box and bag containing a bottle that Jemma Simmons found there in 2015, all of which were from bygone eras. Among these victims was Lord Manzini, who was sent when he grabbed the white stone in a lottery held by English lords and nobles in Gloucestershire, England in 1839. According to Lord Thornally, none who had entered through the Monolith had ever returned. It was theorized that the planet was a paradise before being consumed by It.
Arrival of NASA
It has this way of getting inside your head and just making you crazy. Austin threw himself off a cliff. Brubaker set himself on fire. Taylor took an axe to the gear and then he came after me.
By 2001, the Monolith was in the possession of NASA who sent a crew consisting of astronauts Will Daniels, Austin, Brubaker and Taylor to the planet. Once It became aware of their presence, It caused Austin, Brubaker and Taylor to lose their sanity. Austin and Brubaker both committed suicide, while Taylor attempted to kill Daniels, who killed him in self-defence. Daniels noted that they all entered a certain area before they went insane, where he discovered a mass grave and dubbed it the "No-Fly Zone". For the next 14 years, he survived by avoiding and occasionally outsmarting It, along with just being lucky.
Encounter with Jemma Simmons
You were right, Will. I saw It, whatever It is. Something was out there.
In 2015, S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist Jemma Simmons was transported to the planet by the Monolith. She took shelter with Daniels and did not believe his tales about It, crediting the frequent sandstorms to the planet's desert environment. She spent over two months trying to find a way to send them back to Earth, after which she went to search for answers in the No-Fly Zone despite Daniels' warnings. She was caught in a sandstorm, in which she saw a shadowy figure approaching her. She ran back to the hovel in which she and Daniels had been hiding, realising that what Daniels had told her about It was true.
That's more like 100 metres. Unless there was some significant earthquake..."
"It doesn't want us to leave.
Simmons discovered that the stars were the key to discovering the location of a wormhole, and she came up with a plan to send a message to S.H.I.E.L.D. so that she and Daniels could be rescued. Once she had deduced the location of the wormhole and the time at which it would appear, they made a plan to place the message in a bottle and launch it through the wormhole with a grappling hook. However, It widened the canyon from 30 metres to 100 metres, making the task significantly more difficult. Daniels fired the bottle at the wormhole, missing it by a second.
With the help of Elliot Randolph, Simmons' S.H.I.E.L.D. comrades Leo Fitz, Phil Coulson, Daisy Johnson, Alphonso Mackenzie and Bobbi Morse managed to activate the Monolith. Fitz fired a flare through it, which was spotted by Simmons and Daniels. In an attempt to prevent them from escaping, It summoned a sandstorm, separating them. It then appeared before Simmons disguised as an astronaut, fooling her into thinking that NASA had come to rescue Daniels. She alerted Daniels, who warned her that it was a trick. He then told her to run while he used his last remaining bullet against It. Simmons was rescued by Fitz, while Daniels survived his encounter with It and tossed his gun aside as he witnessed the planet's first sunrise in 18 years.
Will! They came for you! It wasn't Fitz, it's one of yours!"
"Jemma, run! It's not what you think it is!"
"It's okay! We're going home!"
"Don't trust it! It will do anything to fool you!
- Illusion Manipulation: It was capable of altering its appearance, successfully fooling Jemma Simmons into thinking it was an astronaut.
- Environmental Manipulation: It had the ability to create sandstorms to confuse and isolate potential victims. It also widened a canyon to prevent Jemma Simmons and Will Daniels from reaching a wormhole, possibly by causing an earthquake.
That thing... has been killing everyone that's come through here for centuries.
- Longevity: It has lived for centuries.
- Will Daniels
- Jemma Simmons
- Austin † - Victim
- Brubaker † - Victim
- Taylor † - Victim
- Lord Manzini † - Victim