Alisha’s the redhead introduced in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s second season and she’s getting a somewhat increased role here. Last season, Alisha was little more than Jiaying’s henchwoman and in “Devils You Know” she’s joining forces with S.H.I.E.L.D. to help out her inhuman friends. Alisha shares the same power as Jamie Madrox, the X-Men’s Multiple Man, and she can make many copies of herself. Unfortunately for Alisha, her clone who tried to warn her friends gets killed by Lash and the death takes its toll. Alisha’s still kicking and I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of her.
Lash gets named for the first time in the show. He also has the ability to change into a human and that’s something different from the comics. Clearly, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. intends to deviate from the comics a bit but nothing was as far a departure as Lash’s partner in crime Dwight Frye.
Okay, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. must have scoured the Marvel universe for the name Dwight Frye. Instead of creating a new character all together, AoS took a little known Marvel character and completely changed him into Lash’s sniveling sidekick. Frye, also known in the comics as Bazooka, only has a few appearances, he showed up in the series DP7, and the two Fryes couldn’t look any more different—on the surface that is. One’s kind of like potato wedges, while the other’s shoestring fries.
TV’s Dwight Frye is a small, timid, white guy who works as an IT specialist before he becomes radar for other Inhumans, while the comic book Dwight Frye is a large, black, military man with a temper and the ability to shoot blasts from his hands—hey, that’s the reference Agent Coulson makes when he says that his new hand shoots lasers; I actually just made that connection.
Anyway, the comic’s Frye and TV’s Frye both got their powers during a global event (the comic’s Frye got his during the White Event which caused many ordinary people to obtain powers) and both of their abilities physically scar them. TV’s Frye gets a rash when he comes into contact with an inhuman, while the comic book Frye would damage his hands whenever he used his ability.
That’s all we have for secrets this week. If you missed our review of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., check it out here. Thanks for reading.