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Agent Brand is a contact pyrokinetic, as well as being proficient in both armed & unarmed combat.
Abigail Brand is a Special Agent of the United States Government and the head of S.W.O.R.D., a subdivision of S.H.I.E.L.D., charged with defending the Earth from extra-terrestrial threats. It was in this capacity that Brand encountered the alien Ord, who was convinced that a mutant from Earth was destined to destroy his planet. In order to avoid an interplanetary war, Brand acquiesced to Ord's plan to avert the destruction of his world by creating a cure for the mutant condition. It has since been learned the mutant prophesized to destroy Breakworld is Colossus; furthermore, statements made by Ord suggest that neutralizing Earth's mutant population is just one step in an as-yet unrevealed plan.
After her involvement in this plan became known to the X-Men Brand faced a board of inquiry to face charges against her conduct. She defended her actions on the grounds that averting interplanetary warfare was a responsibility so great as to justify courses of action that would otherwise be considered immoral or illegal. This defence seems to have convinced the board as she was subsequently seen still in command of S.W.O.R.D.
Despite the antagonistic relationship she and Nick Fury demonstrated toward each other, she is considered a Nick Fury loyalist by new S.H.I.E.L.D. director Maria Hill. Brand has made no effort to hide her dislike for Hill, and no further contact between the two has been shown.
In a final attempt to draw Breakworld's forces away from the Earth, Brand has the X-Men (including Colossus), Ord, and Ord's ally Danger, teleported aboard a S.W.O.R.D. vessel speeding to the Breakworld itself. Ord is able to contact his homeworld to alert them of Colossus' location, not knowing that this is all part of Brand's plan. Despite their past differences, and Brand's continuing high-handed attitude, she attempts to work with the X-Men to find a solution to the crisis. However, Breakworld's forces catch up with the S.W.O.R.D. vessel earlier than expected, before Brand has a plan in place.
Created by John Cassaday & Joss Whedon.
First Appearance: Astonishing X-Men (2004) #3
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Age of Ultron (2013)
#10 Astonishing X-Men (2004)
- 'Age of Ultron: Book Ten'
Astonishing X-Men/Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Sketchbook (2009)
#15 Avengers Arena (2013)
- 'Sent And Received'#22
- 'To the Earth...'
#3 Avengers Assemble (2012)
- 'Earth Girls Aren't Easy'#18
- 'Boss Level Part 5 of 5'
#16 Avengers Unconquered (2009)
- 'The Enemy Within Part 2 Of 5'#17
- 'The Enemy Within Part 4 Of 5'
Avengers Undercover (2014)
#10 AVX: Consequences (2012)
- 'Going Native Part Five'
Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter (2009)
#1 Cable And X-Force (2013)
- 'Godhunter: Part 1'#3
- 'Godhunter: Part 3'
Captain Marvel (2012)
#13 Dark Avengers (2009)
- 'The Enemy Within Part 3 Of 5'#14
- 'The Enemy Within Conclusion'
Dark Avengers [GER] (2009)
#1 Essential X-Men (1995)
- 'Dark Reign'#4
- 'Siege - Die Belagerung'
Essential X-Men (2010)
#47#54 Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men (2008)
- 'An Avengers Vs X-men chapter!'
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2013)
#1 Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
- 'Heaven or Las Vegas'#2
- 'Dreams Never End'#3
- 'Burning Up the Future'#4
- 'Gods Will Be Gods'#5
- 'Sister of Mine, Home Again'
Infinity: Against The Tide (2013)
Marvel Select Flip Magazine (2005)
#5 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
- 'Marvel Select Flip Magazine #5'#8
Ryhmä-X / X-Men (1984)
Secret Invasion (2008)
Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust? (2008)
Uncanny Avengers (2012)
#7 Uncanny X-Men (1963)
- 'The Apocalypse Twins, Part Two'#9
#535 Uncanny X-Men (2012)
- 'Breaking Point: Part One'#536
- 'Breaking Point: Part Two'#537
- 'Breaking Point: Part Three'#538
- 'Breaking Point: Conclusion'
What If? Astonishing X-Men (2010)
#1 Wolverine & The X-Men (2011)
- 'What If Ord Resurrected Jean Grey Instead Of Colossus?'
#7 Women of Marvel: Celebrating Seven Decades Handbook (2010)
- 'Mutatis Mutandis Conclusion: It Ain't Easy Bein' Brood '#8
- 'A Little Impossible'#15
- 'On the Eve of Battle'#19
- 'More Pencils, More Books, More Teachers' Dirty Looks'#24
- 'Ain't No Sin To Be Glad You're Alive'#30
- 'The Hellfire Saga Prelude'#42
X-Men: Legacy (2013)
#7 X-Men: Regenesis (2011)
- 'Holy Ghosts'#19
- 'Mirror Smoke'#20
- 'The Epitaph'#21
- 'For We Are Many'
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""what makes you think i'm human?" -Abigail Brand"
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