The Chitauri are an alien race with whom Loki forged an alliance of sorts, arranging for them to attack Earth, and specifically New York, as part of his ongoing power struggle with his brother Thor. They have vast hordes and immense vessels at their command, and pose a clear and unmistakeable threat to Earth's security.
Director Nick Fury activated the Avengers Initiative to combat this threat, and was, at least in the short term, highly successful. Certain artifacts, however, such as Item 47 and the Chitauri helmet found in Pennsylvania, were left behind to cause chaos on their own, and the clean-up from this and the incursion by Dark Elves in Greenwich (London) has involved S.H.I.E.L.D. in general and The Bus team specifically in considerable work and repair.
- The Avengers
- "Pilot seen in archive footage from Battle of New York
- "FZZT" Chitauri helmet encountered
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The Chitauri were developed to work around Marvel's licensing issues over the name and appearance of the Skrull race, with regard to the other existing movie franchises based on Marvel superheroes.