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Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird, is a highly-skilled and trusted former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the ex-wife of Lance Hunter.

HistoryEdit

Early HistoryEdit

Bobbi Morse was a highly decorated S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, with a long run of successful undercover ops and a degree in a biology. One of her missions involved seducing Lance Hunter for intel, a scheme which apparently backfired on Bobbi, since the pair ended up married.

It's unknown exactly why Hunter and Bobbi got divorced, but Hunter mentioned it was because Bobbi always put S.H.I.E.L.D. before him. Also, it drove Hunter crazy how many secrets Bobbi kept him from him, although Bobbi swears she never lied to him.

The Day S.H.I.E.L.D. Fell Edit

During the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Hydra sent an encrypted message out across all S.H.I.E.L.D. communication channels activating all Hydra agents within S.H.I.E.L.D. Hydra was determined to kill every S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and taken control of every S.H.I.E.L.D. facility.

Director Fury gave Bobbi a mission to rescue Robert Gonzales from a S.H.I.E.L.D. ship, The Iliad, along with Izzy.

Bobbi and Izzy found Mack and the three of them found Gonzales in the ship's conference room with a broken leg. It was then Bobbi revealed Fury had given her a second mission to insert a disc into the ship's server core which would simultaneously detonate every weapon aboard the ship thereby sinking it. The Monolith was in the ship's cargo hold and Fury rather it be destroyed than let Hydra have it.

Mack and Gonzales agreed to help Bobbi with her mission. but when they reached the ship's server core Bobbi has a change of heart. Bobbi realized that if she sank the ship they'd be killing all the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents still aboard and fighting Hydra. Bobbi, Gonzales, Izzy, and Mack then decided to go against Fury's orders and retake The Iliad, and, against all odds, they succeeded.

Gonzales and the others decided to build a new S.H.I.E.L.D., one based around transparency and leaders being accountable for their actions.

When the "real" S.H.I.E.L.D. learned Fury had appointed Coulson to be the new director and Coulson was creating his own version of S.H.I.E.L.D., Gonzales didn't believe Coulson could be trusted thus he sent Bobbi and Mack undercover to infiltrate Coulson's organization and learn what secrets Coulson was keeping.

Season 2Edit

In "A Hen in the Wolf House", Coulson sends Bobbi on an undercover mission to infiltrate Hydra and to protect Simmons who is also undercover in Hydra. Bobbi was able to assess Hydra's security, but she wasn't able to get access to any of Hydra's high-level projects which is why Coulson also sent Simmons undercover. 

When Raina exposes Simmons' identity, Bobbi is forced to blow her own cover and escape the Hydra facility with Simmons. 

In "Love in the Time of Hydra," after Hunter learns Bobbi and Mack are working for Gonzales, Bobbi apologizes to Hunter for deceiving him and explains that she never expected he'd stay at S.H.I.E.L.D. for so long, and hoped he'd be gone before the truth came out. Hunter pleads with Bobbi to leave S.H.I.E.L.D. to be with him, but she says "I have to finish this," referring to the mission Gonzales gave her. Bobbi then comments that she won't stop him from leaving and Hunter escapes The Iliad by stealing a mini-submarine.  

Bobbi, later, assures Gonzales that she can steal Fury's Toolbox before Hunter can warn Coulson.  

In "One Door Closes," Coulson realizes Bobbi and Mack's deception when he finds the scanner Mack put in the toy version of Lola he gave him. May catches Bobbi stealing the Toolbox from Coulson's desk and tries to stop her, but Bobbi disarms May and runs off. Bobbi tries to escape the base with the Toolbox, but Simmons knocks her unconscious with a gadget.  

While Bobbi is captured, Gonzales and the rest of the "real" S.H.I.E.L.D. go through with their plan; they release a dendrotoxin gas in the air vents of the base which knocks everyone inside unconscious, Bobbi and Mack had already disabled both the quinjet and the Bus to prevent anyone from escaping, Gonzales and his agents were then able to capture the base and free Bobbi with no resistance. Coulson, however, escaped with the Toolbox.  

In "Scars," after Coulson opens the Toolbox for Gonzales and reveals what "theta protocol" is, Gonzales feels Coulson can be trusted again thus Coulson's S.H.I.E.L.D. and Gonzales' S.H.I.E.L.D. unite as one organization with Coulson being reappointed as director.  

At the end of the episode, Agent 33 impersonates May and abducts Bobbi with help from Ward.  

In "S.O.S. Part One," Bobbi wakes up tied to a table inside a torture room with Ward explaining how they're going to torture her until she admits what she did to 33. Eventually, Bobbi admits that when she was undercover inside Hydra she gave Hydra the location of a S.H.I.E.L.D. safe-house in order to earn their trust; Bobbi didn't know it, but Agent 33 was inside that safe-house and Hydra captured and tortured her. However, Agent 33 isn't satisfied with Bobbi's confession as Bobbi still doesn't feel guilty for what she did.  

Later, Bobbi tries to escape, but is taken down by Ward who then breaks one of her legs to prevent her from moving. Agent 33 then pulls a gun on Bobbi, but decides not to kill her as Bobbi doesn't care if she dies.  

Ward then explains his new idea: first they turn Bobbi's phone back on so S.H.I.E.L.D. can track it, then they tie Bobbi to a chair and put a gag in her mouth, and finally they attach a motion sensor to the door so a gun will a go off and kill the first person that walks through the door, who Ward believes will be Hunter. Bobbi will have to watch Hunter die in front of her and live knowing that his death was all her fault.  

In "S.O.S. Part Two," Bobbi hears Hunter about to open the rigged door, but just before the guns goes off Bobbi tilts her chair in front of the gun and the bullet goes through her chest and misses Hunter. Hunter and May rush Bobbi back to the base where Simmons performs emergency surgery on Bobbi and successfully saves her life.  

When Bobbi wakes up, she sees Hunter waiting by her hospital bed.  

Season 3 Edit

Coulson prevents Bobbi from going on field missions until the leg injury Ward gave her completely heals, she finishes her rehabilitation, and passes her physical exam. Bobbi has been working Fitz in the lab.

In "Among Us Hide...," May clears Bobbi for field work, even though Coulson believes Bobbi needs more time to heal, and together to go on a mission after Strucker, who knows where Ward is. Ward's agents, however, find Strucker before they do.

In "Chaos Theory," Bobbi asks Hunter to stop hunting Ward because she's afraid Hunter might get himself killed or become so obsessed with revenge that he might turn into a monster just like Ward.

In "Parting Shot", Bobbi and Hunter are both arrested by Interpol for the murder of three Russian government officials.

Bobbi and Hunter were in Russia spying on Malick when they learned Malick planned on killing the Russian prime minister by using an inhuman assassin, Gen. Androvich. Bobbi killed Androvich, but she and Hunter were arrested for his murder and the murder of two other government officials that were working with Androvich and were also part of the coup.

Coulson arrives posing as a consultant for the A.T.C.U. and informs them both of an escape plan. However, Bobbi and Hunter refuse to go through with Coulson’s plan as it would put all of S.H.I.E.L.D. at risk and they’ve both agreed to sacrifice themselves to save S.H.I.E.L.D. Coulson and President Ellis convinced the Russian prime minister to let Bobbi and Hunter go free, but they were both disavowed from S.H.I.E.L.D. and could never work for another spy organization ever again.

The episode ends with Mack, Coulson, Daisy, May, Fitz, and Simmons saying goodbye to Hunter and Bobbi by each buying them a drink at a bar.

AppearancesEdit

GalleryEdit

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Weapons Edit

  • Battle Staves: Bobbi's weapon of choice is a pair of metal poles or battle staves which she is rarely seen without. Each stave has a taser at the end which can use to electrocute an opponent with. Bobbi, also, wears a pair of magnetic bracelets on her forearms that allow her to call back her staves after they're thrown.

QuotesEdit

"The Writing on the Wall"

Hunter: Subtlety is key.
Bobbi: You were dressed like a cowboy.

"The Things We Bury"

Hunter: Doesn't matter what I ask. I can't trust the answer.
Bobbi: Write that sentence down and hand it to your therapist.

Bobbi: I can't argue a man to suicide.
Hunter: Clearly you've never been in an argument with yourself, then.

"Ye Who Enter Here"

Bobbi: I wish I could give you some advice, but I've never been friends with a guy first. It's always been a roller coaster. Fast out of the gate, the hit the drop, the turn, the loop, the screeching halt, then... back in line to do it all over again.
Simmons: But is the ride worth it?
Bobbi: I'll let you know when it's over.

TriviaEdit

  • She originally featured as Dr. Barbara Morse in the adventures of Ka-Zar, is a character who has been around in the comics for over forty years. She is Agent 19 of S.H.I.E.L.D. in that context, a former team leader of the West Coast Avengers and the ex-wife of Lance Hunter.
  • The codename "Mockingbird" was used on the CW series Arrow for the character of Amanda Waller, another highly trained, very tough and well-connected government agent.

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