Nicholas Joseph Fury, known far and wide as Nick Fury, is the former director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and a lifelong combatant in the wars against endless enemies. He lost his left eye in the Gulf War.
Despite 'mere human' status, Fury has faced off against a rampaging Hulk, marauding extra-terrestrial armies, and self-proclaimed gods such as Loki. Phillip Coulson was for a time his second-in-command, and whatever was done to bring Agent Coulson back, Director Fury had a large hand in it.
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Iron Man
- Iron Man 2
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- The Avengers
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- "Item 47" (mentioned)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. appearances:
- "The Hub" (mentioned)
- "The Magical Place" (seen briefly in flashback)
- "T.A.H.I.T.I." (mentioned)
- "Yes Men" (mentioned)
- "End Of The Beginning" (mentioned)
- "Turn, Turn, Turn" (mentioned)
- "Providence" (mentioned)
- "The Only Light in the Darkness" (mentioned)
- "Nothing Personal" (mentioned)
- "Beginning of the End"
- "Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire" (mentioned)
In 2001, when Marvel launched their 'Ultimate' line of comics, they obtained Samuel L. Jackson's permission to use his likeness for the revamped Nick Fury. When it came to casting the live-action role for 2008's "Iron Man", therefore, there was no doubt who it needed to be.
In the mainstream universe his clearance level is 10. It is unknown if this correlates with the MAOS clearance levels, although FitzSimmons' reaction in "T.A.H.I.T.I." to the fact that a level 10 operative accessed a record suggests that it is.
Nick Fury: Really? Really Coulson? SIX DAYS? It only took you six days to take a completely renovated piece of state-of-the-art machinery and turn it into scrap?
Coulson: My team acted with my authority.
Fury: Don't talk to me about authority. Do you know how much this plane cost? It got a bar!
[Looks at it sadly]
Fury: A really nice one. Talking to me about authority... I want it fixed! Just like you found it. So don't go having Fitz-Simmons adding modifications like a damn fish tank.
Coulson: Yes sir. [to repair workers] Yeah, we have to kill the fish tank.