Projects and Programs

Project Greengrid

Project Greengrid was a project developed by Stark Industries. It was the company's first steps in developing the atmosphere's capacity for storing and transmitting power, essentially weaponizing the sky itself. It was later hijacked by Kearson DeWitt and Ultimo.


Caterpillars was a S.H.I.E.L.D. program led by Director Phil Coulson, which consisted in recruiting gifted individuals and helping them gain control over their powers. Graduates of the program joined the team Secret Warriors.

Life-Model Decoy Program

The Life-Model Decoy Program was a dismissed S.H.I.E.L.D. project set up to create a Life-Model Decoy, an android designed to act as a safeguard substitute for a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. The project was eventually picked up and completed by Holden Radcliffe.

Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project was a secret project that produced the first American Atomic Bombs during World War II. It was led by the United States of America with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada.

Operation Cerberus

Operation Cerberus was a covert military operation aimed at eliminating terrorists stationed in Afghanistan and smuggling heroin into the United States.

Operation Paperclip

Operation Paperclip, also known as Project Paperclip, was a joint Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR) program in which over 1,500 German scientists, technicians, and engineers from Nazi Germany and other foreign countries were brought to the United States of America for employment in the aftermath of World War II.

Phase 2

Phase 2 was a secret project created by S.H.I.E.L.D. to create weapons of mass destruction using the Tesseract based on HYDRA schematics.

Project Distant Star Return

Project Distant Star Return is a project orchestrated by NASA under HYDRA's control to return an ancient Inhuman to Earth. Created in 2001, the project used the Monolith to send a team of 4 astronauts to collect data about the planet.

Project G.O.L.I.A.T.H.

Project G.O.L.I.A.T.H. was a S.H.I.E.L.D. scientific project led by Hank Pym and Bill Foster.

Project Looking Glass

Project Looking Glass was a project spearheaded by Aida to create a living body using knowledge from the Darkhold. The device draws quantum power from Hell and converts it to living organic tissue, thus effectively creating a biological being.

Project Master Man

Project Master Man, also known as Mastermann Projekt, was HYDRA' s response to the Allied Project Rebirth during World War II. The project was led by HYDRA's top scientist, Dr. Arnim Zola.

Project Mr. Blue

Project Mr. Blue is S.H.I.E.L.D.'s name for their research on Samuel Sterns' mind after being mutated by the blood of Bruce Banner.

Project P.R.O.T.E.A.N.

Project P.R.O.T.E.A.N. (Picotech Regenerative Ordnance with a Tactically Evolving Adaptation Network) was a project developed by Stark Industries. The aim of the project was to create intelligent machines that could regenerate or modify whatever they were built for.

Project Patriot

Project Patriot was a project designed with the goal of creating an enhanced individual who would serve as the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Project Reclamation

Project Reclamation was a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. operation designed to save the selected elite of the mankind in the event of a catastrophic event.

Ultra Project

The Ultra Project was a project spearheaded by Church of Gibborim leader Leslie Dean, which consisted in identifying suitable victims to be sacrificed during the Rite of Blood in order to revive Jonah.

Ultron Program

The Ultron Program was a global peacekeeping program, jumpstarted after the Battle of New York and designed by Tony Stark, to replace the Avengers. However, the program went horribly wrong, unleashing a genocidal machine hellbent on human extinction.

Centipede Project

The Centipede Project is a super-soldier program organized and funded by HYDRA.

Project Deathlok

Project Deathlok was a HYDRA project conducted in cooperation with the Cybertek Corporation. It was one of HYDRA's several attempts to create Super Soldiers.

Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project

The Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project was an attempt by the United States Armed Forces to rekindle Project Rebirth and recreate the Super Soldier Serum in order to form super soldiers as a response to the September 11 attacks.

Project Destroyer of Worlds

Project Destroyer of Worlds was a HYDRA project with which Daniel Whitehall intended to recreate a super soldier by designing an individual capable of taking on the properties of any known material.

Winter Soldier Program

The Winter Soldier Program was a top secret HYDRA project started by Arnim Zola that involved brainwashing American soldier James Buchanan Barnes and turning him into a deadly assassin for HYDRA using a serum similar to the Super Soldier Serum.

Project Rebirth (Super Soldier Program)

Project: Rebirth, also called Operation: Rebirth, Weapons Plus, the Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Program, the Erskine Program, and colloquially referred to as the Super Soldier Program was a highly-classified United States government project, the goal of which was the creation of Super-Soldiers to be deployed during World War II against the Axis powers.

Avengers Initiative

The Avengers Initiative (a.k.a Phase 1; originally conceptualized as the Protector Initiative) was a secret project created by S.H.I.E.L.D. to create the Avengers, a response team comprised of the most able individuals humankind has to offer. The Initiative will defend Earth from imminent global threats that are beyond the war-fighting capability of conventional military forces.

Project Insight

Project Insight was a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. operation initiated in direct response to the growing need for national security that began after the Battle of New York. Agents required a Clearance Level over Level 8 to access the Helicarrier Bay in the Triskelion. It is presumed that only S.H.I.E.L.D. Level 9 and Level 10 agents know about Project Insight, as well as most likely most HYDRA agents undercover, posing as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.

Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S.

Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S. (also known as Pegasus) was the name of the joint project between S.H.I.E.L.D., NASA and the United States Air Force to study the Tesseract and harness its power. In the 1980s, project leader Wendy Lawson, who was in reality a Kree named Mar-Vell, used the Tesseract's energy to create the Light-Speed Engine in an attempt to end the Kree-Skrull War.

Red Room (Black Widow Program)

The Red Room, also known as the Black Widow Program, is a top-secret Soviet brainwashing and training program. The program takes young women and turns them into the world's deadliest and most elite assassins.

Project T.A.H.I.T.I.

Project T.A.H.I.T.I. (Terrestrialized Alien Host Integrative Tissue I) was a S.H.I.E.L.D. Level 9 project ordered by Director Nick Fury and overseen by Agent Phil Coulson. It involved the harvesting of an alien corpse for medicinal purposes. The tangible results were only to be used if an Avenger had died.