Agent of SHIELD may have started slowly but after the whole Hydra revelation and the reveal of how Coulson was brought back from the dead the show has been firing on all cylinders with some great action sequences, decent villains and confrontations and a host of mysteries for people to decifer. No mystery is bigger than the still running mystery of ‘What are those Runes Coulson is writing?’ Well here’s my theroy on that following this weeks season2 episode2 shedding a little more light on the potential direction of this story thread.
I’m going to get this out-of-the-way at the beginning and then explain it more- this looks like it should be the beginning of the Marvel cinematic universe introducing us to the ‘InHumans.’ Yes I realise this is far-fetched and a complete shot in the dark but there are clues that have been pointing to this for a while now within the marvel universe- so lets take a look at each of these.
The first and most obvious of these clues is the weird writing that Coulson has been displaying within recent episodes, and that John Garratt was also scrawling all over the place at the end of the first season. This writing looks very much like the writing that is used on the ‘Inhumans’ and as part of the Inhuman culture within the marvel comic books universe- which would be a huge leap for the cinematic universe but one that has already been setup. The real proof that this may well be InHuman language can be seen on the image below:
At the beginning of the Kree-Skrull War, millions of years ago in Earth time, the alien Kree established a station on the planet Uranus, a strategic position between the Kree and Skrull empires. Through their work at this station, they discovered that sentient life on nearby Earth had genetic potential invested in it by the alien Celestials. Intrigued, the Kree began to experiment on Earth’s then-primitive homo sapiens by splicing Eternals DNA into Cro-Magnons.Their goal was apparently twofold — to investigate possible ways of circumventing their own evolutionary stagnation, and to create a powerful mutant race of soldiers for use against the Skrulls. However, although their experiments were successful in creating a strain of humanity with extraordinary abilities, the Kree abandoned their experiment for reasons which are not yet clear.
Their test subjects, the Inhumans, went on to form a society of their own, which thrived in seclusion from the rest of humanity and developed advanced technology. Experiments with the mutagenic Terrigen Mist gave them various powers, but also caused lasting genetic damage and deformities. This led to a long-term selective breeding program to try to mitigate the effects of these mutations.
Now when you look at this it sounds a little far-fetched for Marvel to be adding into their cinematic universe at this point- but they have recently given us a movie that contains an augmented raccoon and a living flora being so maybe this isn’t too far-fetched at all. Plus when you look at this a little more its highly possible, in Guardians of the Galaxy we were given our first glimpse of a Kree warrior in the form of Ronan the Accuser and it was even mentioned that he was a hero from the Kree and Skrull war. With this little bit of information already released by Marvel they have sewn the seeds for the background of the InHumans in one simple move, so that if this does come to fruition it isn’t like it came from nowhere.
Ronan isn’t the only Kree that Marvel have recently given us either- as in Agents of SHIELD itself we were treated to a visual of a big blue alien life form in a stasis chamber that provided the vital blood to bring Coulson back from the dead.