“Agents of SHIELD” fans have probably been wondering who the mysterious “Beast” would be and how would all the details tie up with the Marvel comics.
Just to recap, in the mid-season finale episode, Grant Ward’s (Brett Dalton) death took a surprising turn with the “Beast” taking over the almost dead body of the villain, which resulted in a creation of a new villain all together. Naturally so, the fandom may have curiously begun to dig up connections in the comics with regards to the transformation. As noted by Comic Book Resource now it appears that a member of the cast and the show star, Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons) may have revealed what exactly the fans can expect.
Commenting on how her character adapts to the ever-changing situations on the show, Henstridge happened to share, “…and now Ward is Hive and takes on the memories of people he’s killed, so that’s going to have some interesting situations.” This confirms that Hive will indeed now go on to became a part of the cinematic universe and with this the show may take a completely new turn with this character onboard and it only sounds that much more exciting.
As shared by Screen Rant, “Within the Secret Warriors comic, Hive is a parasite collective genetically engineered by Hydra that increase the strength and absorb the memories of a human host body.” With Daisy’s Inhuman team rearing to go, it only seems fitting that their world now has Ward with memory absorbing capabilities, thanks to the introduction of the Inhuman Hive. It will be interesting to see how much of Ward’s original characteristics come through and how the transition impacts all the other characters.