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    DarkestHour, trumpeter, chimene

    In the Marvel universe, S.H.I.E.L.D. is usually a force for good, but it's clear that a lot of characters are uncomfortable with their level of power, and at times, it's clearly abused.  The most obvious example is the Civil War story arc in which S.H.I.E.L.D. was on the side of those who wanted all superhumans registered like mutants were (which was a civil rights problem with them to begin with.)  Ultimately, a great battle among heroes ensued, pitting pro-registration forces led by Iron Man against anti-registration forces led by Captain America.  It was ugly, and it clearly set back the forces for good.

    The point is that if the show is true to the comics, you won't see S.H.I.E.L.D. as a monolithic agency of goodness and the American way.  It will be an organization that generally tries to solve real problems but has zealots in its ranks that overstep their bounds and trod upon civil rights.  Given the setup with The Rising Tide, that seems like an obvious future turn of events for the show.

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