Colonel Nicholas "Nick" Joseph Fury was a former officer of the US Army and an espionage veteran of the CIA during the Cold War. He joined S.H.I.E.L.D., a covert international peacekeeping organisation which operates as humanity's first line of defense against Earth's most dangerous enemies.
Real Name: Nicholas Joseph Fury
Portrayed by: Samuel L. Jackson
He quickly impressed S.H.I.E.L.D.'s higher-ups, and was promoted to the position of Director, becoming the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. He led S.H.I.E.L.D. for years, spearheading the Avengers Initiative, Project T.A.H.I.T.I., Project Insight, and other operations.
Preceding the HYDRA Uprising, an assassination attempt was made on his life. Fury survived but elected to remain officially dead, telling only a select few that he was still alive. After the attack on the Triskelion, he went deep underground to begin rooting out the forces of HYDRA.
As a part of this mission, he joined Phil Coulson and helped him and his team defeat John Garrett. Afterwards, he made Coulson the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and left to continue his mission.
He helped the Avengers defeat Ultron in the Battle of Sokovia and later assisted them in the New Avengers Facility.