MI13 - Intelligence and Wisdom
Head of SHIELD
Nicholas Joseph Fury
Mr. Anger, Doyle, the Man in the Mystery Mask, Patch
Publically known, no dual identity
Place of Birth
Clinton, New York City, New York
Director of SHIELD, former SHIELD agent, intelligence agent, soldier, commando leader, parachuting instructor, and stunt flier
Jack Fury (father, deceased), Katherine Fury (mother, presumed deceased), Jacob “Jake” Fury (Scorpio, brother,deceased), Dawn Fury (sister), Mikel Fury (Scorpio, son), Rex Fury (alleged ancestor, deceased)
S.H.I.E.L.D., formerly Team Valkyrie, Howling Commandos, CIA, liaison to MI5, OSS, US Army, Sky Devils
High school, possibly unfinished; extensive military and intelligence training
Weight: 221 lbs
Hair: Brown with White Temples
Fury ages very slowly, a ‘power’ provided by the Infinity Formula, retaining the appearance and vitality of a man less than half his age.
Nick Fury has trained as a paratrooper, Ranger, demolitions expert and vehicle specialist. He holds an unlimited-tonnage, all-seas license as a commander of ocean-going vessels. Fury has completed Green and Black Beret Special Forces training, and has been an agent of the O.S.S. (Office of Special Services) and a liaison of the MI-5 (British Secret Intelligence). He is a seasoned unarmed- and armed-combat expert, was a heavyweight boxer in the Army, and holds a black belt in Tae Kwan Do and a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu. Fury has honed his fighting skills sparring with Captain America, perhaps the world’s finest unarmed-combat expert. In his youth, Fury learned to fly planes and wing walking.
Fury always carries some form of firearm.
As director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury has access to some of the most advanced technology on Earth; he often wears a bulletproof, fireproof uniform of Kevlar and Beta Cloth. He is 95% blind in his left eye and customarily wears an eye patch over it.
Son of World War I pilot Jack Fury, Nick Fury became a legendary hero in the early years of World War II, taking missions into Europe alongside his friend Red Hargrove, under the command of Lt. Samuel Sawyer. During a mission in Holland, Fury, Hargrove and Sawyer befriended circus strongman Timothy “Dum-Dum” Dugan who became a close friend. Hargrove was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor that led the US to officially enter the war on December 7, 1941, Fury fought the Nazis in Northern Africa, then was reunited with Captain Sawyer, who made Sgt. Fury the leader of the US Rangers’ First Attack Squad, soon nicknamed the “Howling Commandos” for their boisterous battle cry. Dugan served as Fury’s second-in-command and became his closest friend. The Howlers occasionally worked alongside Captain America (Steve Rogers) and Bucky (James Barnes), who became significant allies. During one mission, Fury’s left eye was damaged by a grenade and his lack of medical care eventually aggravated the wound. At one point, Professor Berthold Sternberg gave Fury the “Infinity Formula,” which retarded Fury’s aging process, although it required him to take regular injections to stay alive. Late in the war, Fury joined the OSS and with the war’s end joined their post-war CIA agency.
In recent years, Fury was selected as director of SHIELD, an international intelligence agency equipped with state-of-the-art technology by Tony Stark. Fury recruited many of the Howlers to the organization, notably Dum Dum. As leader of SHIELD, Fury faced the likes of Hydra, AIM, Scorpio (his own brother Jacob) and the Hate-Monger (Adolf Hitler’s clone). Fury was reunited with Captain America, who survived years in suspended animation, and the two rekindled their friendship. When SHIELD was beset by a conspiracy at its highest level by the Deltite, Fury allowed the organization to disband and later rebuilt it as a smaller unit he could more closely monitor. Fury also discovered he had a son, Mikel, who took the identity of Scorpio at first, but later joined SHIELD.