Phil Coulson

History

Anyone who met young Phil Coulson when he was just a boy in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, probably wouldn't have marked him as anyone who would have grown up to be anyone special. He was the only child of the Coulson family, though he lost his father at a young age, and his mother before he was done with college. They were a respectable Christmas-and-Easter Catholic family. He played baseball, and he was really good at it. Like many boys, he loved tales about heroes. He did well in school.

His destiny changed in college. He was a student of history with a particular interest in one organization: SHIELD. He wrote long,impassioned papers about how SHIELD had shaped history for the better. He scoured history books and old reports looking for evidence of the organization's invisible hand behind things that had gone well. He didn't expect this interest to go anywhere at all— he'd been prepping for a teaching career…but then, agents showed up at his dorm the day before graduation and and recruited him.

Someone had noticed his passion.

Even as a young agent it didn't necessarily look like he was destined to be any kind of a superstar. He learned fast, and he was a solid performer, but his scores were never off any charts. He was neither the best at anything nor the worst (though his reflexes, courtesy of his baseball talent, were quite good).

Nevertheless, he soon became very good at what he did. More than that, he started showing a real capacity for leadership, and the kind of integrity that can't be taught. He showed he had an ability to roll with the punches. Over the years, his clearance level continued to rise ever-higher as he became a fixture on more and more high-profile assignments. He became a Level 8 agent, and became known as Nick Fury's right hand.

Recent Events

Life as an agent is full of twists and turns of course, but some are stranger than others. Like being murdered by one of your ex-lovers and dear friends, a man who you thought was dead, an agent turned traitor. Or like having one of the agents on your team, a woman who happens to be a Valkyrie, literally fight a battle for your life and soul. Like that battle ending in a draw. Like wandering the world as a literal ghost, and going slowly insane because the team back at SHIELD has retrieved your body, put it on ice, and has begun doing all sorts of weird things to it in order to make it a viable body again.

Like getting put back in that body. And wondering if you've truly been resurrected, or if you're just some sort of undead Frankenstein who makes it look good.

Like going absolutely batshit crazy as past and present memories collided in a brain that had been thoroughly scattered, requiring the help of a master telepath to sort it all out again.

Now, Phil Coulson must decide where he fits in a body, an organization, and even a world, that no longer entirely seem to fit him.

He suspects it's gonna be a real long road.

Personality

Compassionate, warm, and laid back, with a smiling, mild-mannered demeanor and a penchant for alternating between low-key sass and dorky jokes, Phil Coulson is an easy man to underestimate.

Yet those who look beneath the surface would find steel beneath that gentle, fatherly demeanor. Coulson has the grit and the wit to do what must be done.

Resilient and resourceful, he manages to make the best of any situation one throws him in, even situations that seem like they should be too much for him. He is adept at looking for the opportunity in the problem, whether he's staring at a problematic person that most others would dismiss or a problematic situation that would beat most others down. He carries himself with a certain inner steadiness; while he's not above showing a flash of temper or sharing a moment of sadness, he nevertheless gets back to center quickly so he can get on with the next thing that needs to be done.

He's also a shameless fanboy, but really, who is going to hold that against him?

RP Hooks

Agent of SHIELD - Are you an Agent of SHIELD? Do you want to be?

084 - Are you an 084? Have you found a bit of alien tech you probably shouldn't touch?

Field Maneuvers - Work for some other agency? Maybe we cross paths, or swords, in the field.

Rumors of my Death - Until recently, everyone thought Phil was dead. Cause he was. He's not anymore. Are you a piece of his life that needs to be put back into place?

Relationships

Character Sheet

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Miscellaneous

"You're at 114 Solenski Plaza, 3rd floor. We have an F-22 exactly 8 miles out. Put the woman on the phone or I will blow up the block before you can make the lobby."

Gallery

Appearances

April 07, 2020. Icky Business

Phil Coulson enlists the help of Ulysses to check some information before he'll invest S.H.I.E.L.D. resources into further investigation of Icarus Dynamics.

Posted On: 08 Apr 2020 02:28 (Related Tags: phil-coulson ulysses-arngrim)


March 02, 2020. First Steps

In which Isa Reichert is introduced to Phil Coulson by Groot and Rocket, and beginnings are made.

Posted On: 03 Apr 2020 02:52 (Related Tags: groot isa-reichert phil-coulson rocket)


February 20, 2020. An Offer She Can Refuse

Phil Coulson makes Crush an offer.

Posted On: 21 Feb 2020 01:12 (Related Tags: crush phil-coulson)


February 16, 2020. High Score

Rocket, Groot, Carol Danvers, Phil Coulson, and Crush stop an alien ship from shooting a deadly weapon at earth. Chaos ensues.

Posted On: 17 Feb 2020 04:40 (Related Tags: captain-marvel crush groot phil-coulson rocket)


Don't worry. We're the good guys.
Don't worry. We're the good guys.
Full Name: Phil Coulson
Code Name:
Occupation: Agent of SHIELD
Aliases:
Reg. Status: Human
Alignment: Hero
Home Turf: NYC
Affiliations: SHIELD
Physical Information
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Species Detail:
Age: 55
Height: 5'9"
Build: Athletic
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
OOC Information
Portrayed By: Clark Gregg
Theme Song: "Look What You Made Me Do," as covered by Our Last Night
Character Type: FC
Universe: Marvel
Wiki Tag: phil-coulson
Played Since: November 2018

Last Posted Activity: 08 Apr 2020 02:28

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