Chase of Michael Peterson

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The chase of Michael Peterson was an operation by Coulson's team to locate Michael Peterson in Union Station, an enhanced individual and a test subject for the Centipede project.

Background[edit | edit source]

Following the battle of New York, Peterson felt resentment towards the Avengers for their abilities. Hydra would approach Peterson and offer him the Centipede serum, granting him enhanced abilities. Among the many formulas in the serum is Extremis, a form of genetic engineering that is known to cause users to explode.

Peterson used his abilities to save Debbie, a scientist who exploded as a result of the serum. Peterson's use of his powers drew attention, particularly from S.H.I.E.L.D.. Knowing that S.H.I.E.L.D. would seek to end the Centipede project, Hydra sought to kill Peterson. S.H.I.E.L.D. believed that Peterson was going to explode, and embarked on a search to find him.

The chase[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during Pilot.

Peterson abducted Skye, a newly recruited operative for S.H.I.E.L.D., and forced her to drive to Union Station so that she could delete all records of his existence. Skye obliged but notified Coulson's team of her location, causing Coulson to send a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to Union Station. Peterson attempted to flee with Skye and his son, Ace Peterson, into the railway station. Inside, Peterson was shot by a Hydra assassin disguised as a police officer. As Peterson fell off of the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] balcony and onto the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US], the assassin attempted to kill Skye; Melinda May apprehended him before he could.

On the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US], Phil Coulson approached Peterson as he explained to Coulson his motives. As Coulson convinced Peterson that a person's character determines their strength, not their abilities, Grant Ward shot Peterson with a Night-Night Gun, successfully saving his life.

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Peterson would ultimately join S.H.I.E.L.D. and sought to embody Captain America.