Does Agent Prescod's Marvel Connection Tell Us Anything About Secret Invasion?
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Emily Preston is an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who is best known for handling Earth-616’s zombie crisis. When Captain America got flack for re-killing a zombified version of former President Harry Truman (no, seriously), she ensured that a hero without social marketability handled the rest of the zombies. If you’re curious, she enlisted Deadpool. Nobody bats an eye when that guy murders undead politicians.

Preston goes by a few different aliases during her stint in the comics, one of which is Agent Prescott. Obviously, there’s a connection here between the names. Prescod and Prescott are practically identical words. But Prescod is a middle-aged white man and Prescott/Preston is a black woman of presumably younger age. Look, S.H.I.E.L.D agents aren’t exactly forthcoming with information. Also, it’s worth noting that Prescod does not identify to which agency he belongs, so he might be CIA, like Ross, and not S.H.I.E.L.D., like Preston. 

The real potential connection between Prescod and Preston is something a little more obscure. The thing is, Preston is technically dead. For most of her story, she’s functionally a robot, with her mind steering a Life Model Decoy. Fans of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will recall that LMDs are frequently used to keep critically injured agents away from the brink of oblivion. Conceptually speaking, it’s adjacent to the Skrull’s shapeshifting. It’s never stated that LMDs have to visually match the person who’s piloting them.

And, yes, we’re implying that Prescod might not be what he seems to be, either. Isn’t that the entire point of “Secret Invasion?”

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