Now that it’s completed its run on Disney+, this looks as if the right time to look again at Secret Invasion, the newest of Marvel’s TV exhibits. The collection, which follows Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury as he discovers Skrulls secretly residing amongst humankind, was typically riveting because it confirmed off Marvel’s means to inform a narrative that was extra of a conspiracy thriller.
Now, we’re having a look again at the most effective characters we met on the present, together with some new entries and a few who’re outdated Marvel standbys.
Word: This text accommodates spoilers for Secret Invasion.
In some methods, G’iah is the pivotal character in Secret Invasion. She spends the early a part of the collection working as a insurgent earlier than realizing that Gravik is likely to be taking issues too far. Because the daughter of Talos, we additionally get to see how their relationship evolves over the course of the collection, whilst she continues to work as a double agent.
Though G’iah is a key character within the story, although, we don’t get to see a lot of her character past her relationship to the plot as an entire. Emilia Clarke does her greatest with the fabric she’s given, however G’iah in the end looks like she’s underserved by Secret Invasion as an entire.
One of the vital recognizable and long-lasting characters in Marvel historical past, Rhodey is foundational to all the pieces we find out about Marvel. That’s what makes it so satisfying when the present reveals that Rhodey is definitely a Skrull named Raava, and has been for a while.
This reveal permits Don Cheadle to play his double agent standing superbly, together with one extremely tense scene between him and Fury through which neither character is keen to be completely open with the opposite.
Thanks partly to a fairly wonderful efficiency from Kingsley Ben-Adir, Gravik has managed to shortly grow to be one of the vital compelling villains within the historical past of Marvel. Main a Skrull effort to discover a dwelling on Earth for his individuals, Gravik can generate the powers of different well-known MCU characters, and turns into a significant menace in consequence.
Extra importantly, although, Gravik has actual, concrete motivations, and whereas his strategies could also be extreme, we perceive the place he’s coming from, and why he looks like he’s been pushed to do horrible issues to guard his individuals.
4. Sonya Falsworth
We don’t get a ton of Olivia Colman’s Sonya Falsworth in Secret Invasion, however what we do get is a superb reminder of what an impressive performer she is.
Taking part in the top of MI6 who works as each an adversary and ally to Fury, Falsworth brings some pleasant chaos to each scene she’s in, and the writing takes full benefit of Colman’s innate charms and abilities as an actress. She could also be underutilized, however we will hope we’ll be getting Sonya again in some unspecified time in the future down the highway.
3. Priscilla Fury
Like most of the characters in Secret Invasion, we ultimately be taught that Fury’s spouse, Priscilla, is definitely Varra, a Skrull spy despatched to Earth after the occasions of Captain Marvel.
Regardless of the deceit on the coronary heart of their relationship, although, Nick and Priscilla develop genuinely fond of each other, a lot in order that Priscilla in the end sacrifices herself when she’s ordered to kill him. It’s a young second that helps us to raised perceive the connection between them, and the way it has grown within the a long time since Captain Marvel.
As a Skrull common who stays loyal to Nick Fury, Talos is is each a supply of sanity on Secret Invasion and a enjoyment of his personal proper. Performed by Ben Mendelsohn, Talos spends Secret Invasion preventing for what he believes is correct, and sacrificing alongside the way in which to dwell as much as his beliefs.
He’s the type of character each Marvel story wants, and that’s very true of Secret Invasion. He doesn’t have any powers aside from those who each Skrull has. As a substitute, what he has is real conviction within the issues he’s preventing for, and a hope that he can construct a greater world for his individuals.
1. Nick Fury
After greater than a decade within the MCU, Marvel lastly determined to provide Jackson his personal present, and the outcomes are precisely as nice as you would possibly anticipate. Fury is carrying the load of all the pieces he’s already been via right here, and he’s central to each twist and switch that the story in the end takes.
Regardless of the quite a few appearances Fury has made within the MCU over the course of each single one among its phases, Secret Invasion is the primary time he’s been requested to take middle stage. Jackson is greater than able to dealing with the entire plot turns within the present, and much more crucially, he makes us care about who Fury is when he goes dwelling on the finish of the day.
All episodes of Secret Invasion are actually streaming on Disney+.