Things are really heating up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as it barrels toward its season finale and pulls the show’s premise from the wreckage left by the final moments of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The connective tissue between the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s big and small screen exploits is stronger than ever before, and it’s about to get even stronger.
- Maria Hill needs to fight.
- Maria Hill needs to run the show.
- Maria Hill needs to be inspiring.
- Maria Hill needs to butt heads.
- Maria Hill needs a haircut.
maria hill in secret avengers #001 (2014)
++in which natasha and maria swap coffee and vodka++
Maria Hill is flawless in any incarnation and it is now my dream in life to be more like her (with a little Dita von Teese, Maria Brink, and Aishwarya Rai thrown in).
She’s got her flaws, but they come together to make her perfect, don’t they??? :D
Maria doesn’t have any friends, so to speak. She’s very well acquainted with some, but at this point those people are just contacts for her to utilize when necessary. A few of these people are Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Natasha Romanoff, and Pepper Potts.Abilities
Maria’s an expert at super secret spy stuff. That sounds vague, but that’s kind of the point right? I’m kidding; Maria is most experienced in espionage and hand-to-hand combat although she’s mostly seen using a gun of some sort. She’s never been the kind to back down no matter the opposition. She’s fired on countless villains and heroes alike; all much stronger and realistically more capable than her and she’s never let it stop her from unleashing her own kind of hell. She will take someone down in a heartbeat or die trying (but let’s hope that never happens!)First Appearance
New Avengers V 1, Issue #4.Personality
Most of the time when you hear the name Maria Hill, the word “bitch” isn’t too far behind or ahead of it. Is she a bad bitch? Hell yes. But is she a bitch? Absolutely not. What Maria Hill is, is strong willed and passionate about her job. She’s not perfect, but you give me one character who lacks flaws—minor or major—and I will give you a million dollars. I mean it. One. Million. Dollars. She doesn’t bite her tongue and when she sets her sights on what she thinks is the right thing, there is nothing she won’t do to make sure that things are taken care of. She can be extremely protective of her agents and coworkers and while she’s never been shown to reach out regularly for help, she’s not too shy to ask for it when she needs it. There was a time in Invincible Iron Man where she sought out Natasha Romanoff for help while under the control of the super-villain The Controller. That is just one of the many examples of how strong her will power is. She fought against something that was in her own brain (with the help of Natasha of course) because she knew that she was the only one who could stop him. [Bonus: And later, when she and Natasha are caught, who’s to come and rescue them but Pepper Potts herself? It was awesome.] Bottom line is, Maria Hill is tough to like and even harder to love. She can be rude and manipulative and will give no fucks if you’re on the wrong side of her gun. She can’t always be trusted not to have you taken out of the picture, but in the same breath, she’d be willing to save your life. Give her a shot; you will not regret it.Recommended Reading (feel free to add some of your favorites!)
- Civil War
- Black Widow
- New Avengers
- Uncanny X-Men
- Secret Invasion
- Secret Avengers
- Invincible Iron Man
- Indestructible Hulk
- Avengers Assemble (she’s present in a few of the earlier issues)
- Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.History
Maria didn’t have an easy childhood and most would speculate that that’s the reason she’s got such tough skin as an adult. Her mother died while giving birth to her, leaving Maria’s father to raise Maria on his own. He never let her forget that she was the reason that her mother was dead and it’s discussed amongst fans that she was even abused growing up; if not physically, most certainly verbally and mentally. She enlisted in the Marines and at some point got noticed by the president/US government while in Madripoor. There’s not much (in depth) out there concerning Maria’s history and with her cold exterior she almost never speaks about it or shares her past. Which, really, just leaves a lot of it to our imagination.