Nick Fury

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    Nicholas Joseph Fury served in World War II as the leader of the Howling Commandos. He later became an agent, and eventually director, of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fury is one of the greatest strategic minds in the world, a born leader and a master of espionage. He currently serves as a replacement Watcher.

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    This page is for the original Nick Fury, Nicholas Joseph Fury

    For the second Nick Fury, see Marcus Johnson


    Nicholas Joseph
    Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Fury

    Born and raised in the area of New York City known as Hell's Kitchen around 1920, Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Fury was around 20 years old when he was drafted into the United States Army to fight the Nazi's in World War II. He soon florished in the rangs of the U.S. Army and became sergeant. During this time, Nick was asked to lead a handpicked squad of highly trained soldiers. This squad would soon become known as the famous Howling Commandos. Sergeant Fury and the Howling Commandos fought through much of World War II, with missions in France, Greece, Belgium, Holland and even inside Nazi Germany itself. The team also encountered and fought alongside a few of America's superheroes, such as Captain America and the Invaders. Nick even met Logan, the person whom would later be known as the X-man Wolverine.

    Nick Fury managed to get most of his teammembers back alive after each and every mission. However, Nick himself was injured by a grenade at the end of the war. This grenade was the cause of the eye injury that eventually cost him the vision in his left eye. Fury began covering the eye with a cosmetic black eye-patch, which became one of his trademarks after the war. It was also at this time that he and most other Howling Commandos began their annual injections of the Infinity Formula, a chemical they found during the war. Injections with this chemical greatly slowed their aging proces.


    Nick Fury was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby as a WWII character for the war comic book Sgt. Fury in 1963 and first appeared in the first issue of that comic. In 1965, Lee and Kirby updated the character and put him in the present, as the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Strange Tales. Jim Steranko's landmark run starting with Strange Tales #151 in 1966, however, is what gave Nick Fury his cool spy credentials.

    Character Evolution

    Silver Age

    Sgt. Fury (Silver Age)
    Sgt. Fury (Silver Age)

    While created in the Silver Age, Nick Fury's history has been retconned to World War II, so in Marvel's continuity, the character has fought along side several Golden Age characters. He became head of S.H.I.E.L.D. in this era, a position he held for most of his comic book career.

    Modern Age

    Nick Fury (Modern Age)
    Nick Fury (Modern Age)

    Besides numerous guest appearances, Nick Fury had an ongoing, two mini-series and starred in Bendis' Secret Wars in this era. After the events of Original Sin, the character of Nick Fury changed a great deal. It was revealed that the Infinity Formula had worn out which caused him to age rapidly. At the end of the event, Nick Fury was cosmically powered and has taken the place of the Watcher as the earth's defender. None of the Marvel Heroes are at this point aware that Nick Fury is still alive.

    Major Story Arcs

    After the War and S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    After the war, Nick and most of his team remained operatives for the U.S. Government. While with the CIA in the 1960's, he recruited Richard Parker and Mary Parker to rescue the so called Agent Ten. Fury also became the superhero liaison for the superhero family called the Fantastic Four. He was then recruited by Anthony Stark, who was secretly the Invincible Iron Man, to be the next director of the newly established S.H.I.E.L.D., an international anti-espionage agency under the aegis of the U.N. and the U.S. Government. Some of Fury's closest friends from the old days where also recruited into the organization and had top positions in the organization, mostly working with Fury himself, such as Dum Dum Dugan. Under his command, S.H.I.E.L.D. became the primary organization in dealings with superhuman activities and he forged alliances with many superhero teams, such as the Avengers and superheroes such as Captain America.

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    The organization flourished, with many new recruits such as Agent Sharon Carter and even a floating headquarters, the Helicarrier. Nick Fury made it a target to wipe out organized terrorists. With terrorist-organizations such as A.I.M. and Hydra, this was however easier sad then done. Nick fought a secret war against these terrorists for many years, managing to win most of the time, but never truly disbanding the organizations. Nick also became part of the group that brought Spider-Woman from the clutches of Hydra to the side of the angels. Some years later, Fury single handily disbanded S.H.I.E.L.D. because it was being manipulated by free-thinking Life Model Decoys (LMD's). These LMD's where generally used by S.H.I.E.L.D. as stand-ins for their highest officers. The deviant LMD's however intended to take over from Nick and the others and wanted to replace permanently. Luckily Nick managed to ruse the plot and S.H.I.E.L.D. was re-assembled.

    The Punisher, Fury's apparent murder and return

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    When Nick Fury apprehended the Punisher, he had him locked up in the S.H.I.E.L.D. heli-carrier. The Punisher had been brainwashed and was deranged during this time period and managed not only to escape, but when Nick Fury tried to stop him, Punisher shot him dead. Many of Nick's former friends believed his death to be a conspiracy and not true. It was only when they saw Nick's grave, that they finally believed it to be true. The superhero community grieved for the loss of one of it's greatest.

    However, months later, it was made out that Punisher did not indeed murder Fury but that the victim was actually one of his LMD's (Life Model Decoy), an exact double/living clone of Fury and that the SHIELD director had used the event to go undercover. Fury was back with a vengeance and took control over an overjoyed S.H.I.E.L.D. once again. He again established good contact between the law enforcement agency and the superhero community. During this time, Nick fought alongside Captain America and Sharon Carter, a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent whom Captain America was romantically involved with for many missions.

    Secret War

    Nick remained the leader of SHIELD for many more months and had great respect from the superhero community for backing them up whenever needed. This al changed when Nick manipulated the heroes during the Secret War and its consequent memory erasure, he was forced into hiding. Even more enigmatic than before, he has earned the distrust of his former allies. Yet he continues to be one of the most important figures in the Marvel Universe, pulling strings from behind the scenes and keeping in touch only with those whom he trusts most--or whose obedience he feels can be used to his advantage.

    Secret Invasion

    Nick Fury - Armed against the Secret Invasion
    Nick Fury - Armed against the Secret Invasion

    At the beginning of the Secret Invasion, Nick Fury had been AWOL from S.H.I.E.L.D. for years because he knew of an oncoming threat. It has been revealed that one of the Skrull Empire's main goals is to capture Nick Fury. The Skrulls soon sent in an impostor of Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine only to be killed by Nick Fury. Fury then escaped to safe house and warned current S.H.I.E.L.D. deputy director Maria Hill about an oncoming threat and to trust no one. Nick Fury then used his friend, Daisy Johnson, to gather a team of super humans who ranged in powers so they could be trained for the oncoming invasion. The team trained hard for several months. The invasion of the Skrulls ignited and Nick Fury sent in his team to save several Initiative heroes and bring them back to his safe house to regroup. During this time Nick Fury used Deadpool to gain valuable information on the Skrull Queen but the information was captured unknowingly by Norman Osborn. They later joined up with the rest of the heroes in Central Park for the last stand against the Skrulls. When his old friends Dum Dum Dugan and Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine came out of the Skrull ship with the rest of the captured heroes Nick teleported away without saying a word.

    Dark Reign & Secret Warriors

    After the Invasion was over, Fury and his team went underground in a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. facility where he revealed to Daisy Johnson that he'd learned HYDRA had been secretly controlling several government agencies, and controlling S.H.I.E.L.D. the entire time. It has also been revealed that at one point, the Zodiac, which Nick, Baron Von Strucker and Jake Fury were all a part of at one point controlled S.H.I.E.L.D., HYDRA, Leviathan and other world organizations but the group went their own separate ways.


    Under the guidance of Loki, Norman Osborn - now creator and director of H.A.M.M.E.R, controller of The Avengers and ruling his secret council of villains including The Hood and Taskmaster - uses Ares, the God of War, and Sentry to lead an attack and destroy Asgard in an illegal war over Broxton, Oklamhoma. With most of Earth's mightiest heroes in hiding since the Superhuman and Mutant Registration Act, Steve Rogers assembles a rogue army of those heroes to side with the Asgardians. Nick Fury stands by him to spearhead their campaign and helps to apprehend Osborn.

    Battle Scars

    In the past, Fury had an affair with a woman who became pregnant. She chose to keep the child, ending the relationship and forcing her to go into hiding for her own safety, as well as that of the child. This child Marcus Johnson later became a Ranger. Upon the reappearance of Orion, Fury meets his now-adult son and reveals his parentage in a bid to prevent Orion from using Johnson's blood to become more powerful. The pair are captured by Orion, who manages to extract the Infinity Formula from Fury. Fury is rescued from Orion by Johnson, who has enlisted the help of his friend Cheese as well as the Avengers. Nick, now limited to a natural lifespan due to the loss of the Infinity Formula, inducts Johnson, revealed to have the birth name Nicholas Fury Jr., and Cheese, also known as Phil Coulson, into S.H.I.E.L.D..

    Original Sin

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    Things looked up for some time for Nick Fury. That all changed when the Infinity Formula, the formula used by Nick to keep himself young, had ran out. This resulted in Nick aging at an enormous rate. Nick, knowing that his end would be very nearby, wanted to be sure that he would leave behind a legacy of greatness. And not just that of being a super-spy, but something more. It was revealed that, decades ago, Nick had been given the task to become the 'man on the wall', a seemingly invisible force for justice that would take out threats to earth before they would become a real danger. This had resulted in Nick traveling to the farthest corners of the earth and universe, taking out every threat whenever he could. For Nick, it was vital that someone would take over this task, and so he planned to gather a band of heroes whom he found fit for the job.

    Things however took a dramatic turn when Nick found out that the lair of the cosmic entity known as the Watcher had been raided by the villains Orb, Exterminatrix and their leader Doctor Midas. The Watcher had been shot, and one of his eyes had been pulled out and taken by the band of villains. Nick confronted the still living Watcher, whom told him how dangerous this eye could be in the wrong hands, since the eye had seen every single possibility for power in the universe. Thus, the person whom wielded the eye could also see these opportunities and use them for evil. Nick tried to persuade the Watcher in telling him where the villains went, so he could take them out. The Watcher however choose to remain silent towards Nick and took an aggressive stance towards the soldier. Nick, after many more refused pleads, and desperate for his time on earth to run out, shot the Watcher and took his other eye. He then went in pursuit of the villains. He also sent an anonymous message to the band of heroes (Black Panther, Emma Frost, Doctor Strange, the Punisher, Ant-Man, Gamora, Moon Knight, and the Winter Soldier) whom he had deemed worthy of taking over his work when he was gone.

    It was not much later that the other heroes of the Marvel Universe noticed what had happened at the Watcher's lair, and tried to figure out whom had shot the Watcher, and who took his eyes. A Life Model Decoy of Nick Fury that was planted among the heroes by the real Nick helped them fulfill this task, until it was shot and destroyed by Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier, whom had figured out the real Nick Fury was pulling the strings and that it was him that had tasked him with finding the villains. Eventually, The Orb was found and defeated. He however was taken from imprisonment and taken to an orbital space station belonging to Nick. In hot pursuit, the heroes found themselves on the star-base of Nick Fury. There, an elderly Nick confronted the heroes, and told them about his task as 'the man on the wall'.

    A new Nick Fury
    A new Nick Fury

    Many of heroes where repulsed by the fact that Nick had been lying to them for so many years, as well as the questionable cause of his work. Nick tried to explain his reasons to the heroes, but this did not stop a fight between Nick and his friends. Eventually, the fight took them to the Watcher's lair, where Doctor Midas had again shown himself. It was there that Nick took out the last thread, and owed up to the fact that he had killed the Watcher. Nick eventually, in what perhaps would be his last act of heroism, took the eyes, whom where overloading, and dropped himself on it like it was a grenade. A great big flash was seen, and when the heroes looked up, it seemed Nick, and most of the Watcher's lair, had been destroyed. Saddened the heroes returned for earth and mourned an old friend whom seemingly had lost his way.

    It was at this time that a strange figure came out from under the rubble. It was Nick Fury, alive and well. Instead of being killed by the great energies in the explosion, Nick apparently absorbed them. Nick, whom was cosmically powered, remained on the moon, seemingly taking the place of the Watcher as the new defender of earth.

    Powers and Abilities


    Though Nick Fury has no real super-human powers, he is in peak physical condition as a human. He is a skilled tactician and an experienced leader. He is an expert in hand to hand combat (highly skilled in Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, and Jiu Jitsu), as well as a master of virtually all forms of weaponry. In the Army, he was a heavyweight boxing champion. As one of the longest-running Directors of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fury has access to some of the world's most advanced weapons and technology. His position has also made him one of the most powerful men in the world in terms of his connections.


    He once had the Infinity Formula, giving him enhanced longevity and slowing the aging process so that his body is that of a much younger man. He has recently lost the Formula.

    Other Version

    Earth-1610: Ultimate Universe

    Nick Fury - Earth 1610
    Nick Fury - Earth 1610

    Much like the 616 Fury, he fought as a soldier for the American Army and was the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.. In this universe he formed the Ultimates and Ultimate Avengers. During the invasion of Sicily, during World War II, along with Private Fisk and Corporal Howlett, Nick Fury started of as a man from the U.S. Army. Later the American Military Police arrested him and Howlett while Fisk got away. Nick Fury was selected to be a test subject for the Project Rebirth, a government arrangement to create a super soldier. Fury's blood matched very closely to Subject 22, the successful test subject, so when injected with the serum he used his new-found super-strength to free himself and the rest of the prisoners. The scientists that worked on the serum decided that all the information acquired from Fury was enough to continue their research, so they let him get away. Once Fury finished college in India he enlisted in the U.S. Military, and was later assigned to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Weapon X program, where, while transporting Wolverine an Iraqi guerrilla killed Fury's team and freed Logan. Wolverine slaughtered the Iraqi guards and then discovered that Nick Fury had survived the attack, so he carried him on his back to the Allied forces.

    Many years later the X-Men were abducted by the Weapon X program, and the only X-Man go is able to get away is Wolverine. So Logan asks Nick Fury for help to free his fellow teammates, but by the time Fury gets there the Brotherhood of Mutants had freed them and as Wraith, leader of the Weapon X program, tries to kill one of the X-Men he is shot dead by Fury. Then Fury is promoted to General continuing his job as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., with this new promotion he is tasked to create a team to fight world threats and to resurrect the Super-Solider Program. Both those tasks ended up creating the Ultimates, which Fury operated for a long time. He uncovered that the original super soldier, Captain America, was alive and frozen. Nick Fury was also responsible to take into account and look after super powered humans, such as the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and X-Men. When the Liberators battled the Ultimates, Nick Fury lost his arm but shortly later after he replaced his right arm with a bionic one.

    During Peter Parker's trajectory as Spider-Man, Nick Fury played baby sitter as he waited for him to eventually be property of S.H.I.E.L.D. because he is an illegal genetically-altered human. Fury had known Peter Parker's identity as Spider-Man and personally meet him after Norman Osborn reappeared. He states that S.H.I.E.L.D. was able to figure out who Peter was, because of the security shots of the OZ-Spider biting Peter, as well as Otto Octavius yelling that Peter Parker is Spider-Man while in jail. Nick Fury has been watching Peter as he will eventually be the property of S.H.I.E.L.D. due to his illegal genetically-altered status. Although Fury wanted him to be part of the Ultimates (though this may have changed due to the fact that the Ultimates broke apart from S.H.I.E.L.D.). Peter and Fury's relationship became strained after the arrests of Harry Osborn as the Hobgoblin. Peter punched Fury for ignoring his questions for why Harry became the Hobgoblin. At that point Fury told one of his scientists that he wanted to know everything about Oz and that it was time for Peter to lose his arachnid-like abilities. This led to the Tinkerer's Spider-Slayers, which were developed to handle Peter if and when he ever went insane. However, Fury helped Peter in stopping Otto Octavius who was partly responsible for the Spider-Men clones (Clone Saga) by distracting CIA agent Henry Gyrich by asking him confusing questions and confronting him about the supposedly illegal Super-Soldier program that had been going on behind Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D.’s back. After the arrests of Otto Octavius, Fury and members of the Ultimates traveled to the Baxter Building to supposedly arrest Peter but were confronted by the Fantastic Four and Mary Jane Watson. Mary Jane told Fury that Peter idolized Fury and would never threaten Fury and his various agendas for the world's super-powered beings. This convinced Fury to let Peter keep his powers and to leave Peter alone.

    Nick Fury's relationship to Peter Parker becomes into a father/son relationship which is strained as Fury decides to take matters of his life into S.H.I.E.L.D.'s hands various times, yet their mutual respect between the two never fades.

    Fury was judged to be at least partially responsible for the devastation of much of Earth-31916 along with Emil Burbank. Burbank had sought a means to defeat the Hyperion of that universe. An alien organism, unleashed in an attempt to achieve this, spread throughout the United States causing widespread devastation. A probe sent by Reed Richards provided evidence that an "invasion from another universe" was responsible. The Squadron Supreme mistakenly believed that Richards was responsible for the devastation and was dispatched to Earth-1610 in order to arrest Richards for his 'crimes'. A lengthy battle ensued between the Squadron on one side and the Ultimates, Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four on the other. Richards, believing himself to be responsible when the Squadron produced his probe as evidence, willingly surrendered himself. Fury was unwilling to accept this and convinced Thor to create a bridge to Earth-31916 through which the Helicarrier would be able to travel. Once there, another battle between the Squadron and the Earth-1610 heroes began.

    Spider-Man learned that Fury had an ulterior motive - the retrieval of the probes and their data, and had conspired with Doctor Doom to do so. In addition, Fury had brought insurance in the shape of the Hulk. It took the combined power of the Earth-1610 heroes, the Earth-31916 Squadron Supreme and their counterparts from Earth-712 to slow and defeat the Hulk, but Doom was proven to be simply a Doombot. To stop the fighting, the Ultimates agreed to turn over Fury to the Earth-31916 Squadron and to allow Power Princess to return with them to their universe. Fury tried to convince them that they were making a mistake, but his pleas were ignored. Despite being held accountable for the damages of Earth-31916 Fury had apparently fulfilled the prophecy made by Hyperion: "Given the strength of our military industrial complex, Fury would have risen here to even greater heights than your home-world." This was proven when he worked for Earth-31916's American government and gathered a new Squadron Supreme after the original team went missing. He purposely hand-picked the members that closely resembled the heroes of his universe.

    In Ultimatum Fury was recruited by Von Doom and Reed Richards to return to his own universe to stop Magneto. Upon returning to his reality and arriving in the Savage Land, Nick Fury implemented his contingency plan by having Jean Grey's telepathy transmit his memories to Magneto, showing Magneto that mutants were not a miracle of God and the next step in human evolution, but merely the result of a misguided genetic super soldier experiment. However, Magneto refused to believe it and was eventually killed by Cyclops.

    Fury returned to S.H.I.E.L.D. again. After learning that Captain America went rogue after discovering that the Red Skull was his biological son, Fury activated "Project Avengers" and recruited a team of questionable super-humans to find Captain America. Following Captain America's capture, Fury briefed the Avengers of A.I.M.'s purpose of creating the Cosmic Cube to build their envisioned utopia and readied his team to thwart the organization's plans. While eating a meal disguised as an older man a Hulk-ish purple creature approaches the restaurant. After an explosion, caused by the hulk-ish figure, the building to starts to fall apart, during all this the older man takes his face off, revealing it is just a mask, and reveals himself as Nick Fury. All the purple, hulk-ish figure said after that was: "You have no one to blame but yourself, Nick Fury."

    This lead to a huge fight of these hulk-ish monsters trying to destroy super beings. The Human Torch, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, the Invisible Girl, The Thing, Iceman and Hawkeye along with Nick Fury all came together to overcome their adversaries, just so a greater mystery would be created as S.H.I.E.L.D. interrogated one of the creatures and the Thing exploded into some kind of energy form and somehow all this involved Fury. The events of this series has culminated in discovering that these attacks of various meta-human research organizations has been the plot of Reed Richards, who was thought to have been killed in the initial attack. Fury, Danvers, Sue and Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Rick Jones, and Captain Mar-Vell were last seen teleporting to confront Richards.

    Recently, Fury has been seen recruiting the Punisher, Hawkeye, War Machine, and Blade to handle a black market meta-human deal in South America. It turned out that the individual responsible for this deal was none other than Tyrone Cash, one of the Hulks of Earth-1610. It is revealed that he was put up for this job by Carol Danvers (Fury's replacement as head of S.H..I.E.L.D.). However, in an interesting twist, Danvers and her team of Ultimates has been lead to believe that Fury and his team are responsible for a separate meta-human trafficking incident.

    Earth-200111 - Punisher/Fury MAX

    Nick Fury - MAX style
    Nick Fury - MAX style

    In this version Fury is not a WW2 veteran but a veteran of the Cold War and there are no super powered beings in this universe. As both characters, Frank Castle and Nick Fury, have aged realistically in time since their origins, Punisher is mid-to-late 50's and Fury is a good decade older. The two men are not only fellow soldiers that fought in the same war, Fury is Castle's respective friend and they occasionally meet to talk business and reflect on their lives in a pub. Wanting to restart SHIELD again after its problems with corruption and bankruptcy, Fury finds an ally in Castle when he wants to erase that corruption from within the US Army and CIA. In later storylines outside of this continuity, it is revealed that Fury wanted Castle to be his super-soldier of sorts. When Frank dies of his wounds after killing Bullseye, Elektra and Kingpin, Fury pays his respects, reads his eulogy and ties up his loose ends, murdering Kingpin's surviving widow, who has become the new Kingpin in the wake of his death.

    Nick Fury's own MAX label written by Garth Ennis follows the origin, history and adventures of the same Nick Fury portrayed in Punisher MAX. Fury looks back to the days when he was soldier and spy fighting against the Red Armies during the days of the Cold War and his nemesis Colonel Gagarin. Frank Castle also features as the US Marine Captain he was before his Punisher days, when he worked with Fury in Vietnam. He is the exact same character that he was in Punisher MAX, a foul mouthed, cynical, grizzled war veteran and womanizer of hilariously disturbing proportions!

    Earth-311: 1602

    Nick Fury - Earth 311
    Nick Fury - Earth 311

    In the world of Marvel 1602, Sir Nicholas Fury takes the place of historical personage Sir Francis Walsingham as Queen Elizabeth's spymaster. He is one of the primary protagonists of Marvel 1602, and sacrifices himself in issue 8 to repair the time-rift that created the alternate history of 1602.


    In this reality, Nick Fury is dead, but several of his LMDs are still operational and are fighting the current leader of Russia, Colossus.


    In this reality, many human soldiers were killed but Nick Fury had disappeared. When he was found, Nick was given the task of being a drill instructor because of his talents are too much of an asset. Nick was then assassinated by one of his soldiers.


    In this reality, Nick Fury is responsible of the death's of 99% of all superhuman beings.


    In this reality, Nick Fury is the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. and he assembled the last uninfected heroes for an attack against the Marvel Zombies. He was later eaten by the zombified Fantastic Four.


    In this reality, Nick is the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D., a police force that hates mutants.

    Character Profile

    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 221 lbs
    • Eye Color: Brown
    • Hair Color: Brown
    • Citizenship: American
    • Place of Birth: New York City
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Occupation: Cosmic Being; former Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    • Known Relatives: Jack Fury (father, deceased), Katherine Fury (mother, deceased), Dawn Fury (sister), Jake Fury (brother), Mikel Fury (son, deceased), Nick Fury, Jr. (son)

    Other Media


    Nick Fury, Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1998)

    Actor David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury
    Actor David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury

    David Hasselhoff played the role of Nick Fury in a made-for-TV film titled Nick Fury, Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. This made-for-TV film, broadcast on the FOX television network, was not a major ratings success.

    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

    Fury was originally intended to be in the film, but his role was instead given to new character General Hager (Andre Braugher).

    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
    Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

    In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Nick Fury is portrayed by veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson. He is African-American like his Ultimate counterpart, though he is portrayed in a much more flattering light.

    The popularity of this incarnation of the character has proven great enough that it has colored most subsequent adaptations, with Fury almost always portrayed as an African-American man whenever he appears in cartoons, video games, and merchandise.

    Iron Man (2008)

    The cameo that started it all
    The cameo that started it all

    Samuel L. Jackson portrayed Nick Fury in the 2008 blockbuster. He didn't appear in the film until after the final credits. In the final scene, Fury appeared in Tony Stark's home to talk to him about the "Avengers Initiative."

    The cameo is widely seen as Marvel's first major step into a larger shared narrative, and the start of the MCU.

    The Incredible Hulk (2008)

    Near the beginning of the movie, Nick Fury's name is seen on a file and when Banner sends an e-mail to "Mr. Blue" it is intercepted by S.H.I.E.L.D, although neither actually appear.

    Iron Man 2 (2010)

    Fury with Iron Man
    Fury with Iron Man

    Jackson reprises his role in Iron Man 2, but with a larger role. Nick Fury sends Black Widow to spy on Tony. He does this to see whether or not Tony deserves to be part of the "Avengers Initiative."

    Thor (2011)

    Jackson returns as Nick Fury, but after the credits in which he is seen talking to a man named Erik Selvig about the event in New Mexico, he then starts to talk about how "Legend tells us about one thing and history another, but every now and then we find something that belongs to both". He then goes on to open a case with the Cosmic Cube in it.

    Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

    Jackson as Nick Fury makes an appearance in the final scene of Captain America: The First Avenger.

    The Avengers (2012)

    Fury in The Avengers
    Fury in The Avengers

    Nick Fury features prominently in The Avengers. His role reprised again by Samuel L Jackson. His character is given a typical Jackson twist, and appears more likeable than his comic counterpart. He is in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D. and assembles the Avengers to battle Loki.

    This is also the first movie where Fury is actually seen involved in combat, as he is involved in several notable action scenes.

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

    Fury in the Winter Soldier
    Fury in the Winter Soldier

    Jackson once again returns in this film, where Fury has his largest role to date. After discovering that HYDRA has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D., Fury is assassinated by the Winter Soldier at the behest of double agent Alexander Pierce. In the finale of the film, Fury is revealed to have faked his death, and rallies Captain America, Black Widow, Falcon, and Maria Hill in a plan to stop Pierce and HYDRA from taking over the planet.

    He manages to kill Pierce before the Triskelion and its fleet of Helicarriers are destroyed. In the aftermath of the destruction of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fury sets off on his own to travel to Europe and find and take down Baron von Strucker, the new leader of HYDRA following Pierce's death.

    The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

    Fury in Age of Ultron
    Fury in Age of Ultron

    Fury returns in the second Avengers movie. Coming out of his self-imposed exile, he helps rally the Avengers, who have become splintered and demoralized after a few disastrous confrontations with Ultron.

    Fury plays a key role in the finale, where he arrives in Sokovia with the original Helicarrier and a crew of former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to assist with the evacuation. At the close of the movie, he is seen helping run the New Avengers Compound in upstate New York.

    Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    Fury is killed by Thanos
    Fury is killed by Thanos

    Jackson once again reprises his role as Nick Fury in the post credits scene in Avengers: Infinity War, driving across a city alongside Maria Hill when suddenly the city erupts in chaos as half of the city's population turns to ash and dies due to Thanos' use of the Infinity Gauntlet. Fury sees Hill turning into ash as well and attempts to curse while realizing that he was turning into ash as well. Before he turns to ash, it is revealed that Fury was attempting to contact Carol Danvers via a pager. In the follow-up, Avengers: Endgame, Fury and Hill are resurrected after the Hulk uses the Infinity Stones to bring back everyone who'd been wiped out by Thanos.

    Captain Marvel (2019)

    Young Nick Fury
    Young Nick Fury

    Jackson again reprises his role, but this time plays a younger version of Nick Fury during the 1990s. The film details how Fury first met Carol Danvers and teamed up with her to fight off an invasion from the Kree. It revealed at the end of the film that it was Fury's friendship with Danvers that inspired the creation of the Avengers, with Fury taking the group's title from Carol's nickname.

    Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

    Talos posing as Fury
    Talos posing as Fury

    Jackson again reprises his role in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Following the dissolution of the Avengers in the aftermath of Endgame, Fury and Hill team up with a new hero called Mysterio in order to battle a group of entities known as the Elementals . Fury soon tracks down and recruits Spider-Man, who is in Europe as part of a class trip, for additional help against the Elementals. At the very end of the film, it is revealed that "Fury" is actually the Skrull Talos in disguise, who has been impersonating the S.H.I.E.L.D. director at the behest of the real Nick Fury. The final shot reveals that the real Fury is taking a vacation in deep space aboard a Skrull cruiser.

    Live-Action Television

    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-2014)

    Fury after the events of The Winter Soldier
    Fury after the events of The Winter Soldier

    Samuel L. Jackson makes a surprise appearance at the end of the 2nd episode "0-8-4". He returns in the season finale, "Beginning of the End", which follows the events of The Winter Soldier. He shows up to help Coulson and his team fight John Garrett, a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who is now the leader of his own HYDRA cell. Before leaving to continue his cover war on HYDRA, Fury entrusts Coulson to help rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D. from the ground up.

    Secret Invasion (TBA)

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    Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Nick Fury for a live-action Secret Invasion series that will air on the Disney+ streaming service.


    Originally, in most cartoons, he was depicted as looking like the main comics version. Since the Introduction of Ultimate Marvel and the first Iron Man movie, Nick fury has been a amalgam of the mainstream and Ultimate Marvel versions.

    Iron Man: The Animated Series (1994)

    Fury became a recurring character in the second season of the Iron Man series. He was voiced by Phillip Abbott.

    The Incredible Hulk (1996)

    Fury makes a few appearances again voiced by Phillip Abbott.

    Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994)

    Nick Fury from Spider-Man: The Animated Series
    Nick Fury from Spider-Man: The Animated Series

    Nick Fury made a few appearances in the series, starting in the episode called "Day Of The Chameleon." He was trying to stop the Chameleon from assassinating two major diplomats. He was voiced again by Phillip Abbott (in Day of the Chameleon) and later by Jack Angel (in all future appearances on the show).

    X-Men: The Animated Series (1992)

    In the 1997 episode "Old Soldiers", in Wolverine's flashback to a mission during World War II, Fury (back during his Howling Commandos days) appears towards the end of the episode. His voice actor is never credited.

    Spider-Man: Unlimited (1999)

    Fury only appears in the first episode, where he is voiced by Mark Gibbon. He tries to stop Spider-Man from taking the next space shuttle to Counter-Earth, but lets him go once he's learned the gravity of the situation.

    X-Men: Evolution (2000)

    He appears in some episodes of the series, where he has more gray in his hair. He is voiced by Jim Byrnes.

    Ultimate Avengers films (2005-06)

    He appears in both films voiced by Andre Ware.

    Wolverine & The X-Men (2009)

    Fury and Wolverine
    Fury and Wolverine

    As the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fury has connections with Wolverine that go back many years. He called upon Wolverine to help S.H.I.E.L.D. track & stop the Hulk. However, Wolverine discovered that Hulk wasn't to blame for the mass slaughter of Canadian towns. Realizing that Fury had been using him to get closer to Dr Banner, Wolverine tricked both S.H.I.E.L.D. & Hulk, letting himself be knocked many miles through the air, so Fury & his men were forced to struggle against the Hulk's brute force. Fury was voiced by Alex Desert.

    Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2009)

    Armored Adventures Fury
    Armored Adventures Fury

    Dean Redman voiced Fury in some episodes of the series, starting with the season one episode "Fun With Lasers".

    The Super Hero Squad Show (2009)

    Fury appears in the episode "From the Atom, It Rises!", where he is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson. He appears in a few other episodes of the series.

    The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)

    Nick Fury is voiced by Alex Desert. He appears in the first episode and periodically re-appears informing the Avengers of Shield operations. He is drawn with more similarity to his Ultimate version instead of the typical 616 version.

    Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)

    Ultimate spider-Man
    Ultimate spider-Man

    Chi McBride voices Fury in the series. In the show, he acts as a mentor figure to a team of young superheroes consisting of Spider-Man, Nova, White Tiger, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.

    This same version of Fury later appeared in Avengers Assemble.

    Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel (2013)

    Nick Fury recruits Phineas and Ferb to help Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and Spider-Man regain their powers and defeat the combined forces of Red Skull, Venom, Whiplash, MODOK, and Dr. Doofenshmirtz. Chi McBride reprises his role.

    Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers (2014)

    Fury appears in this Japanese anime series, voiced by Hisao Egawa.

    What If...? (2021)

    Fury in What If...?
    Fury in What If...?

    Nick Fury appears as as recurring character in What If...? with Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role. He is notably the subject of the episode "What If...The World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes?" where he must find out who is killing off each of his prospective recruits for the Avengers Initiative.


    The Tick

    In the animated series based on The Tick, Fury is spoofed in the episode "That Mustache Feeling" in the form of Jim Rage, Agent of SHAVE (where he is voiced by Brad Garrett). There's nothing wrong with his eye--he wears the patch to simply look cool.

    The Venture Brothers

    Colonel Hunter Gathers in The Venture Brothers also shares similarities to Fury, along with Hunter S. Thompson.

    Robot Chicken

    Donald Faison voices Fury in a Robot Chicken sketch. A British pro wrestler uses the name Nick Fury.

    Kim Possible

    Betty Director, more commonly known as Dr. Director, is the head of the worldwide espionage organization known as Global Justice (GJ). She is in charge of addressing any threats to the world that fall outside the scope of normal law enforcement groups. Dr. Director is instantly recognizable by her eyepatch, reminiscent of Nick Fury. Dr. Betty is voice by Felicity Huffman

    Video Games

    The Punisher (1993)

    The Capcom arcade game
    The Capcom arcade game

    Nick Fury appears as the second playable character in the Punisher beat-'em-up arcade game from Capcom.

    The Punisher (2005)

    He appears as an NPC in the Grand Nixon Island level of this game. It has been speculated that his appearance in this game was as homage to his appearance in the 1994 Punisher game.

    Fantastic Four: The Video Game (2005)

    Fury in the FF game
    Fury in the FF game

    Andre Ware voices the Ultimate version for the adaptation of the 2005 Fantastic Four film, despite not actually being in the movie. In the game, he takes the Fantastic Four into custody after witnessing a battle between the heroes and Doctor Doom's robots. He has the FF taken to the Vault, where they are quarantined until their new powers can be examined. After Dragon Man and more robots attack the prison, the FF escape and defeat the villains. After this, Fury tasks the Fantastic Four with clearing out an underground S.H.I.E.L.D. facility that has been taken over by Annihilus and an army of creatures that have been mutated by cosmic rays. Once the creatures are defeated, Fury allows the heroes to go free.

    X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse (2005)

    Khary Payton voiced Ultimate Nick Fury for this game. Like everyone else in the X-Men Legends games, he has the same appearance as his Ultimate counterpart.

    Ultimate Spider-Man (2005)

    He appears in the game voiced by Dave Fennoy. This is the Ultimate version of Nick Fury, and has his same personality.

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)

    He starts out as an NPC, but can be unlocked when one beats the game. He is voiced by Scott MacDonald, and his alternate costumes include Earth-616, Ultimate, stealth Earth-616, and Ultimate stealth.

    Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (2007)

    Marc Graue voiced Fury for this game.

    Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (2008)

    He appears in the PSP and PS2 versions of the game.

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)

    Like in the Secret War story arc, he leads the heroes in a strike upon Lucia von Bardas' castle. Following her attack on New York, Nick Fury goes into hiding. When Iron Man loses control of the nanite-controlled supervillains, Nick Fury comes out of hiding to help the heroes stop them at Prison 42. Nick Fury ends up infected by the control nanites when a transmission by him is encountered in Wakanda and announces the formation of The Fold. Upon completing the game, Nanite Nick Fury is unlocked as a playable character, who has similar abilities to his boss form. He is voiced by David Kaye (who also voices Captain America in the game).

    Iron Man 2: The Video Game (2010)

    Samuel L. Jackson voices Fury for this game based on the movie, with additional dialogue by John Eric Bentley.

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (2010)

    Ultimate Nick Fury is mentioned before Carnage attacks the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.

    Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (2011)

    He is a playable character in this online RPG.

    Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (2011)

    Fury's ending cameo
    Fury's ending cameo

    Nick Fury makes a cameo appearance in Crimson Viper's ending, where he approaches her about joining S.H.I.E.L.D. after seeing her in action. He also appears in Captain America's ending, where he honors him in a public ceremony for his victory over Galactus. Fury replaces Barack Obama, who appeared in Cap's ending in the previous version of the game.

    Mobile games

    • Commandos - in this game Nick Fury is main character.
    • A Heroes by serviak - in this game Nick Fury is main character

    Lego Marvel Super Heroes (2013)

    Lego Fury
    Lego Fury

    Nick Fury appears as a major character, voiced by Chi McBride.

    Marvel Heroes (2013)

    Nick Fury appears as a non-playable character, voiced by Keith David.

    Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2014)

    Disney Infinity
    Disney Infinity

    Nick Fury appears as a playable character in the Spider-Man set. He is voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, who reprises his role from the movies.

    Marvel's Avengers (2020)

    Fury in the Avengers game
    Fury in the Avengers game

    Nick Fury appears in Square Enix's Avengers game, voiced by Charles Parnell.


    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Empyre

    Fury appears as the protagonist in this novel, written by Will Murray and Jim Steranko. As head of S.H.I.E.L.D., he leads investigations into the mysterious crashes of a number of jets which appear to tie back to the leader of the country of Quorak.



    Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe
    Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe
    • Classic Nick Fury was featured in ToyBiz's toy line for Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
    • A ten-inch Nick Fury figure was released for ToyBiz's Marvel Universe line.
    • Classic Nick Fury was featured in ToyBiz's Marvel Legends line as part of the fifth series of figures.
    • Nick Fury was featured in Hasbro's Super Hero Squad line.
    • Nick Fury was featured alongside a Hand ninja as part of a Marvel Legends two-pack from Hasbro.
    • Nick Fury was featured in Hasbro's Marvel Universe line.
    • Nick Fury was featured in The Classic Marvel Figurine Collection from Eaglemoss Publications.
    • Nick Fury was featured in Diamond Select's Minimates line.
    • The classic version of Nick Fury was included in Hasbro's Marvel Legends Giant-Man Build-a-Figure wave.
    • Bowen Designs, Diamond Select, Sideshow Collectibles and other manufacturers have released statues and busts of Fury.


    Marvel Legends
    Marvel Legends
    • Ultimate Nick Fury was featured in a Marvel Legends two-pack alongside WW2 Captain America, which was released by Hasbro.
    • Ultimate Nick Fury was featured in Hasbro's line for the Avengers Assemble animated series.
    • Diamond Collectibles produced an Ultimate Nick Fury bust.
    • Ultimate Nick Fury was featured in a Lego kit based on the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series.
    • Ultimate Nick Fury has been featured in Diamond Select's Minimates line.
    • Ultimate Nick Fury has been featured in the HeroClix figure game.


    From Dragon Models and Hot Toys
    From Dragon Models and Hot Toys
    • Nick Fury was featured in Hasbro's toyline for Iron Man 2.
    • The movie version of Nick Fury was featured in Hasbro's toy line for Captain America: The First Avengers.
    • Dragon Models produced a Nick Fury model kit.
    • Eaglemoss Publications produced a Nick Fury figurine.
    • The movie version of Nick Fury was featured in Hasbro's line for The Avengers.
    • The movie version of Fury was later featured in a Marvel Legends three-pack from Hasbro, which also included Phil Coulson and Maria Hill.
    • Nick Fury has been featured in Funko's Pop! line of bobbleheads.
    • Hasbro produced a Marvel Legends figure of young Nick Fury for the Kree Sentry Build-a-Figure wave.
    • Hot Toys produced a figure of Nick Fury for the first The Avengers movie. Another figure was subsequently released for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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