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Luther Banks was second in command of the ATCU under Rosalind Price and was recruited to join the ATCU the same time she was.

History Edit

Early History Edit

Little is known about Banks' past other than, before joining the ATCU, he was part of the U.S. Marine corps and was a member of an elite anti-alien task force that was formed in response to the Battle of New York.

"Laws of Nature" Edit

Banks leads an ATCU team after Joey Gutierrez, who has recently gone through terrigenesis. During the chase, Joey accidentally uses his powers to melt their guns. After Banks and his team corner Joey in an alley, Daisy and a S.H.I.E.L.D. team arrive and airlift Joey out in a medical cell.

Later, Banks explains to Rosalind how Joey escaped and Rosalind orders Banks that from now on finding out who took Joey is his top priority.

"A Wanted (Inhu)man" Edit

At the beginning of the episode, Banks is seen leading an ATCU team in a chase through a forest after Lincoln. However, they lose Lincoln after he uses his powers to overload some power lines and cause a shower of sparks to rain down.

The ATCU next issued a nationwide broadcast to all law enforcement bureaus identifying Lincoln as an “alien terrorist." A friend of Lincolns calls the police after he sees the news and tell them where Lincoln is. Banks and an ATCU team quickly arrived and follow Lincoln to an abandoned building. However, after Lincoln escapes, Banks decides to change targets and capture Daisy, who came to help Lincoln. Daisy warned Banks that they can't take her, but warned her that he has three snipers already in place with orders to shoot her if she uses her powers. Banks then receives a call from Rosalind, however, telling him to retreat as now the ATCU will be working with S.H.I.E.L.D.

"Among Us Hide..." Edit

Daisy becomes convinced that Lash is secretly working for the ATCU and Banks is her prime suspect. Hunter attacks Banks and knocks him out to get a blood sample from him, but after Simmons analyzes it she doesn't find any inhuman genetic markers in Banks' DNA which means Banks can't be Lash. Hunter then leaves Banks in his car while he's still unconscious in order to make it look like he was mugged.

"Many Heads, One Tale" Edit

Coulson has Bobbi and Hunter sneak into the ATCU base to learn more about this "cure" Rosalind claims the ATCU is trying to make. However, Hunter is exposed after running into Banks and a chase through the base ensues. Banks, however, receives a call from Rosalind saying how she's discovered that Gideon Malick, the founder of the ATCU, is really a head of Hydra and orders him to help Bobbi and Hunter escape and return with them to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s base.

"Closure" Edit

After Rosalind is killed by Ward, Banks decides to become an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. in order to kill Ward and avenge Rosalind. Banks goes with a S.H.I.E.L.D. team to the Distant Star Pathfinder, the space program that sent Will through the Monolith, facility. However, it's revealed to be a trap set by Ward and Giyera uses his telekinetic powers to kill two S.H.IE.L.D. agents and Banks with Banks' own gun.

Appearances Edit

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