When the multiverse opened in Spider-Man: No Way Home, everybody (including me) started talking about which heroes we were going to see in the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Even more so, people have been debating which Marvel shows are now canon. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is one of those shows. AOS introduced many Marvel fans who hadn’t read the comics to Inhumans, and I really want to see them in the MCU soon. We already got a glimpse of one in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Miss Marvel is bringing in a few, but I want more in the films. Here are my top picks.
First off, I want to talk about an Inhuman I literally never hear about. Jolen is an Inhuman that was sent to Earth as a child in an exchange program. It’s a complicated story that hasn’t been touched on in the MCU yet, but I’d watch a movie about it. But what I find most interesting about him is his powers.
Jolen has the ability to control vegetation and turn himself into a plant. I already loved Poison Ivy from DC, but Jolen might be getting pretty close to her ranking. I think it would be so cool to see how the MCU translates his powers to screen.
With the Fantastic Four movie underway, I want to see Yeti make an appearance. And yes, this is mainly because I love the Yeti lore from around the world. But also because the character doesn’t get nearly enough love!
After being exposed to the Terrigen Mist, Yeti grew sharp teeth and claws and became much more animalistic. Throughout his journey, he’s been on a few teams. My favorite storyline of his was in the Age of Apocalypse comic run, where he was a mutant villain.
Maelstrom is half-Inhuman and half-Deviant, so I think it would be interesting to see him incorporated into the MCU. Since we already got Deviants in Eternals, it wouldn’t be that much of a leap to bring in this character once Inhumans finally make an appearance.
Maelstrom’s powers include kinetic energy manipulation, which he uses similarly to how Black Panther’s suit works. He’s also a biology and genetics genius. At one point, he even used quantum bands that made him nearly invincible.
Ransak the Reject
Ransak (Maelstrom’s son) was rejected by Deviants because he looked human (the Deviants said he looked like an Eternal) despite being three-quarters Deviant and one-quarter Inhuman, so he went and lived with the Eternals for a while. He used the rejection to hone his fighting skills.
In addition to his combat skills, Ransak also has strength and durability similar to the Eternals. I think it would be interesting to see him, even in a small role or a couple of scenes, in a future Eternals movie.
This might be coming out of left field, but I want to see Tomoe, AKA Techno Golem, make an appearance in a future Shang-Chi movie. In the comics, Tomoe is a villain in league with the Ten Rings (which was taken over by Shang-Chi’s sister in the end credits of the movie).
After Terrigenesis, Tomoe was able to control technology just by thinking about what she wanted it to do. She went up against Iron Man, Spider-Man, and other heroes. After seeing a similar villain in DC’s The Flash, I’ve been wanting more characters with this power.
Lunella Lafayette was always an intelligent child, even before Terrigenesis unlocked her Inhuman powers. As Inhumans were being transformed around the globe by a Terrigen Cloud, she sought ways to avoid being transformed into what she thought were monsters.
However, after bonding with Devil Dinosaur (which I don’t have the time to get into, but it’s incredible), she stopped avoiding the inevitable and suited up to save her friend. Her powers after Terrigenesis allowed her to swap her consciousness with Devil Dinosaur’s and control his body.
Donald Gill started out as a villain in the comics. However, he turned over a new leaf when the Thunderbolts were created. Gill jumped at the chance, and his further path in the comics was pretty interesting (despite nobody really talking about him anymore).
Though a version of Gill appeared in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., I want a more comic-accurate version in the movies. Gill’s powers originally came from his suit, but after he underwent Terrigenesis, he was able to control electrical currents.
The MCU really missed a key event in Inhuman history when Thanos attacked Earth in Infinity War. In the comics, during that invasion, Black Bolt released Terrigen Mists on Earth to bring about more Inhumans to fight. Sarah Garza is one of those Inhumans.
Before she underwent Terrigenesis, she was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent; after, she served under Maria Hill as one of the Secret Avengers. Since we’re getting Thunderbolts, a new Avengers team (possibly the Young Avengers), why not bring the Secret Avengers to the MCU?
As a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Sarah was a computer analyst. As a superhero, she generates plasma energy but can’t control it without a suit. Her suit is Stark Tech which helps her control her powers and aim. I’d love to see an old Iron Man suit revamped to fit Sarah in a movie one day.
When I say I want Iron Cross in the MCU, I mean Clare Gruler – not her father, the original Iron Cross. She’s essentially seen as Germany’s Iron Man but with Inhuman powers. Her powers allow for her to have one of the most unique stories.
Clare went through most of her life without activated powers. However, after taking over for her father as Iron Cross, those powers were activated inside the suit. Clare’s abilities allow her to molecularly bond with anything, but it’s only seen to bond her to her suit, making her an Inhuman cyborg.
Maybe I only want to see this character in the MCU because of her suit, but it’s a cool suit. Ember Quade was just an antisocial high school student when her powers manifested. Her powers are primarily controlled by emotional outbursts, but she can somewhat manage them.
In addition to her powers, she’s a skilled programmer, so much so that she takes college classes in high school. She’s a villain in the comics that goes up against Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl a few times, specifically when she targets two teen boys for getting her banned from online games.
The alter-ego Synapse was held by one other person before Emily Guerrero, but I’d rather talk about her. Emily took on the name after emerging from Terrigenesis with her brother and grandfather, going so far as to join a different Avengers team than what we have in the MCU.
While her power at the most basic level is telepathy, there are many more abilities besides that. She is able to detect when others are lying, can manipulate animals and other people, possess others’ minds, heal others quickly, and negate others’ powers.
Crystal made her first screen appearance in Inhumans, but I want to see another version of her that’s already established on Earth. And with the Fantastic Four movie on the way, it would be easy to adapt her comic origins as a superhero in one of its sequels.
While I’d love to see the rest of the Inhuman Royal Family from Inhumans, Crystal is my favorite of them – Lockjaw coming in a close second. Crystal has a psionic connection to the elements, meaning she can manipulate all four elements.
We already saw Lash in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but I want to see him take on more of his comic role in the MCU. Lash in AOS had a similar function to his comic counterpart, but he never reached his full potential. I want to see him go after the Inhuman Royal Family.
In the comics, Lash compiled a team of Inhumans to hunt down Inhumans that weren’t worthy of their gifts. His powers include energy absorption and manipulation, as well as teleportation. The energy powers made him a deadly opponent. Imagine him as the villain in an Inhumans movie!
When I say I want Quake in the MCU, I specifically mean Chloe Bennet’s Daisy Johnson from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In addition to the entire team from the show, Quake needs to make an appearance soon – even if it’s not in the same timeline or universe as AOS.
In the show, Quake had a rough start to her powers but eventually turned into one of the most powerful superheroes in any Marvel show at the time. In the comics, Daisy played a large part in many events, even going so far as help the Avengers take down Magneto.
In addition to her espionage skills, Quake’s powers have incredible range. From the slightest vibration to the creation of an avalanche, there is almost no end to her power. Can we please have Chloe Bennet come back as the superhero already?