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|Occupation||Combat & Espionage Specialist|
|aka||T-1000/Tin Man (Skye)|
Mr. Save the Day (Leo Fitz)
Warm (Skye - in combination with May as 'Fuzzy')
|Portrayed by||Brett Dalton|
Agent Ward is a gruff, anti-social man in his early 30s. He is talented in his professional fields, but not as great at getting along with his coworkers, nor is he very skilled at interpersonal relations. He has lots of experience in the field and takes his job extremely seriously. Later on in the season it becomes clear that he does not do well with emotion. Ward has a strong moral foundation and is not without charm. He is a man of few words, but always cool under fire and ready for action. Ward is fiercely loyal, and would willingly give up his life for S.H.I.E.L.D. He also has a thing for board games.
Grant's brother used to "beat the crap out of him and his younger brother for the slightest thing, such as eating a piece of his birthday cake, so Grant had to learn how to defend himself. It is shown in "The Well" that once Grant's little brother was thrown into a well by Grant's older brother. His younger brother screams and cries for Grant to throw him a rope so he can get out, however Grant's older brother tells him "You throw the rope down, and I'll throw you in with him!" His older brother leaves and Grant throws the rope down to his drowning little brother.
His own supervising officer for S.H.I.E.L.D. training was Agent Garrett.
Life on board "The Bus"Edit
Ward was initiated into the fact of Agent Coulson's survival just before being made a member of his emerging team. As a specialist, Ward felt that he did not (and implicitly should not) 'play well with others', and attempted to avoid the assignment. It was later revealed that Director Fury and Agent May were, in point of fact, behind the team composition.
Episode 17 - "Turn, Turn, Turn"Edit
In "Turn, Turn, Turn", Ward proves to be a valuable soldier in combat, defending his team and successfully taking down a collection of guards in order to allow Skye to get past.
Agent Garrett is later revealed to be The Clairvoyant, and working with HYDRA. As Ward accompanies Victoria Hand to take Garrett to The Fridge, she asks him if he would like to shoot the real Clairvoyant (as he previously killed an innocent man who was believed to be the Clairvoyant). Ward takes the gun, but shoots Hand and two other SHIELD agents, revealing his true identity as an agent of HYDRA.
Phillip Coulson: Colleague and team leader (though not wanting to emulate him, Ward seems to feel he has much to learn from Coulson)
Melinda May: Colleague and (formerly) "friends" with benefits (In field/combat terms, his benchmark)
Jemma Simmons: Friend and Colleague
Leopold Fitz: Colleague (Developing into younger brother relationship)
Skye: Trainee (Love interest, based on Lorelei and May's comments). In "Turn, Turn, Turn" he asks Skye if they "make it through" if she would get a drink with him, she accepts, and kisses him before he leaves to fight.
- Grant: "Great"
- Ward: "Protector"
- His current ID badge serial number is A 0849329. The card was issued on 9 September 2013, and will expire on 9 September 2015.
- His SHIELD profile as shown in the Pilot episode lists his birthday as 07 January 1983.
- During the first episode of season 1, agent Coulson tells agent Ward "given your family history", leading some fans to speculate that Agent Ward may be a descendant of Trauma.
- Grant Ward is 6'2" (1.88m)
- He can speak 6 languages, which includes English, French ("Pilot"), Russian ("Eye-Spy"), Italian (T.R.A.C.K.S.), Spanish (Providence).
- Despite being an advanced hand-to-hand combatant, he lost to May in a spar.
- Ward likes games, specifically board based, and has been seen playing Battleship, Texas Hold 'Em, and Upwords in numerous episodes with various characters during downtime between missions.
- According to John Garrett, the 'real' Grant Ward hates the New England Patriots.
The full Ward gallery can be found here.
Maria Hill: What does S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for, Agent Ward?
Grant Ward: Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.
Maria: And what does that mean to you?
Ward: It means someone really wanted our initials to spell out "shield." It means we're the line between the world and the much weirder world. We protect people from news they aren't ready to hear. And when we can't do that, we keep them safe.
[Coulson and Ward are interrogating Skye]
Coulson: This is QMB-T16. It's the top-shelf martini of sodium-penthasol derivatives. It's a very potent and extremely fast-acting truth drug. Don't worry, effects only last about an hour.
Ward: And then you'll have a nice little nap. And we'll know everything... [Coulson injects Ward with the serum] Gah, what the hell?!
Coulson: I'm sorry, did that hurt?
Ward: ...No. But you've lost your mind. You should never do that do a fellow member of your team. And yes, it did hurt a little bit. But I always try to mask my pain in front of beautiful women because I think it makes me seem more masculine- my God this stuff works fast.
Coulson: [To Skye] Still don't trust us? Ask him whatever you like.
Ward: Wait a minute...you can't just... THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT PROTOCOL!!
Ward: Where's your side arm?
Melinda May: If I need a gun, I'll take one.
Ward: Right, I forgot I was working with "The Cavalry."
May: Don't ever call me that.
[later, caught in a standoff with Peruvian soldiers]
Ward: You should've taken more guns.
Coulson: Have you seen Skye?
Grant Ward: Not since weapons training.
Coulson: She stop saying bang when she pulls the trigger?
Ward: Mostly. Now if she can just learn the difference between the safety release and the magazine release, we will be making real progress.
Simmons: About the Night-Night pistol... I lied - it's still an ounce off.
Ward: I know. After all...[imitates the others imitating him] I'm Agent Grant Ward. I just jumped out of a plane without a parachute on, saved your life.
Simmons: Actually, that's not quite it. It's a bit more nasal-y than that.
Ward: Don't say I never gave you anything.
Fitz: Checking for alien spectrographic signatures one teeny rock at a time.
Ward: Necessary precaution. We don't want anything alien getting in the wrong hands.
Fitz: Still, this is definitely the type of work a monkey could easily do.
Ward: You're our little monkey.
Coulson: How you doing, Agent Ward?
Ward: Wishing I was shorter. Nothing yet. All my readings are normal.
Coulson: What about you, Skye? Any luck?
Skye: I'm lucky my S.O. volunteered to take the super-creepy hallway instead of the slightly less creepy dungeon-room...place.
Ward: I'm just saying this could easily go sideways. The last time we saw this guy he was a raging homicidal maniac... [Mike walks up] He's standing right behind me, isn't he?
Ward: Really? You think Coulson will take that excuse if he finds out about us?
May: He took it okay when I told him.
Ward: Wait? You told him?