SHIELD just makes everything better, you know? I don’t know why that is. I can take or leave most of Marvel - actually, that’s not true, I can leave the overwhelming majority of it - but SHIELD is just inherently cool, and I’m not sure why. It’s better than Checkmate, it’s better than SWORD, it’s better than the 80s/90s LEGION, it’s better than any hoobajooba metahuman intelligence/spy organization. It’s just cool.