Who is the “Clairvoyant” on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

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Who is the “Clairvoyant” on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Update: Clairvoyant revealed in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Read here to find out more. Spoilers a foot!

Seeing that I had Mike Peterson pegged as becoming Deathlok well before they announced it I figured I’d have another go around with another Agents of SHIELD theory. Next up to bat, the “Clairvoyant”.

As it stands right now we know in the final 9 episodes of the first season the identity of the “Clairvoyant” will be revealed to the viewers.


Up to this point anything else we know is little sprinklings of hints here and there. We know this character is the head of Centipede, they have a great mind for technology, the people employed by them show a legitimate fear when talking to them and supposedly this character knows all and can see all, hence they call this person the “Clairvoyant”.

First I’m going to go out on a limb and say Centipede is not the main name of this organization. Centipede is just a small branch of this much larger group who is waiting for the precise moment to reveal themselves to the world and to SHIELD. Ideally when I think of evil organizations within the Marvel universe who are tech heavy I immediately think of AIM (Advanced Idea Mechanics). They fit everything Centipede has been doing to a T. All their involvements have revolved around some sort of technology. And they already showed up in Iron Man 3 so why not branch out.

So now that is out of the way I’m sure some of you know where I am going next with this. The “Clairvoyant” is not or I should say does not have the power of clairvoyance. It may appear that way to people who don’t quite understand the true nature of this character. Mistaking what this “Clairvoyant” knows as foreseeing when in actuality it’s really the ability to calculate probabilities and having such a strong connection to every major database. The confusion on these characters is understandable.

This is why I strongly, strongly believe the “Clairvoyant” is none other than M.O.D.O.K. who’s name has been known for various acronyms over the years but these few things always remain true; he has superhuman intellect, the ability to calculate probabilities and psionic powers.

Now some of you might be in some sort of disagreement with me on this. For one you’re probably thinking this character could end up looking very silly on television. And I’d agree with you but then I’d also point out M.O.D.O.K. grew disproportionate over time. So he wasn’t always a giant head with tiny limbs flying around in a hover chair. On that aspect they can go to an early stage of his creation. Then again I’d say why do that, just dive right in to him being what we all know from the books.

I know there would be a lot of self doubt about this looking good but we have had some impressive CG moments on the show along with some non-impressive one’s. However this is an ABC show (a Disney property) and if his reveal is only for 1 to 2 episodes they might put a decent sized amount of money into making him look right.

If you still feel concerned about it then think of it like this. There is a mildly popular show from across the pond that has had a reoccurring character who is just a giant head, mind you in a tank but they do a good enough job making it look good. Granted they use animatronics for the Face of Boe but still they show it is possibly to make a giant head look right on tv.

As the first season comes to a close and M.O.D.O.K. ends up being the “Clairvoyant” I fully expect him to be detained and sent to the Sandbox for observation. Currently as it stands there are a bunch of potentially villainous types adding up there. You throw M.O.D.O.K. into the mix and you have a potentially dangerous situation with him creating an alliance between them all and a breakout, setting up a very interesting second season and the potential for more heroes to popup on the show.

How do you feel about the M.O.D.O.K./AIM theory? Buy into it or am I just grasping at straws? Let us know in the comment section below.

Andrew is a big fan of all things media: ranging from TV, movies, books, etc. if something piques his interest he certainly will write about it. When not writing for The Review Zoo he is working on his next big screenplay idea. Follow him on twitter @AndrewVerdi to hear his ramblings of non-important but awesome things!

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