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Bring me my daughter, and I'll show the both of you.
~ The Doctor, telling Raina to bring Skye back.

Calvin Zabo (real name: Calvin L. Johnson) is the overarching villain of Season 1 and a major antagonist in Season 2 of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D, appearing as the central villain of the first half and a supporting antagonist-turned-anti-hero in the second half. He is the father of the main protagonist Skye and an Inhuman who wants to fulfill a mysterious prophecy involving the Kree, which could possibly cause the apocalypse.

He was portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan who also portrayed Cliff Vandercave.

Biography

Hunan Province

Calvin Zabo worked in a clinic in China as a young adult, where he met Jiaying, who would become his wife. As he could not understand the Chinese, she helped him with the translation. After a while, the two of them had a daughter, whom Zabo delivered himself, and they named her Daisy.

Men claiming to be S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, but who were in truth members of HYDRA, came to their clinic and demanded the woman be handed over. Zabo and Jiaying resisted, but their efforts were in vain, as she was kidnapped nonetheless. He then left Daisy among people he trusted, and set off to search for his beloved wife.

He later found her remains in Austria, apparently dead as a result of a vivisection performed by Daniel Whitehall. When Zabo discovered her body, he swore vengeance on her killer.

He later returned to his village, only to find that Daisy had been rescued by S.H.I.E.L.D. He went into a murderous rage, and butchered the entire population of the village. He then set off to find his daughter.

Monster

Zabo found Raina living on the streets as a beggar, holding onto stories that her grandmother had told her. At that time, she was in Thailand with a group of friends who called themselves "freaks". He sheltered them and raised their self-esteem. Meanwhile, he revealed to Raina that, if she could reunite him with his daughter, he could prove that her grandmother's stories about the Kree were true.

Years later, Zabo was visited by Raina, who had discovered his daughter, a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent now going by the name Skye, and presented him with a picture.

The Diviner

Raina retrieved what he truly wanted, the Obelisk, and in order to test its authenticity, instructed Raina to hold it. Instead of turning into stone, the Obelisk glowed orange with the Words of Creation. He was pleased by the outcome, but in order to explain to her its significance, he required his daughter.

Raina begged him to give up the Obelisk, so she would not provoke Daniel Whitehall. He refused, saying that she has still not brought him Skye. Grabbing Raina's throat, he asked her if she feared Whitehall more than him. Loosening his grip, he told her to plead to Whitehall for her life.

Later, Coulson's team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents reached his hideout, only to discover it deserted. A picture of him was left on the ground and Skye finds it in shock. Meanwhile he was hiding in his car outside and watched through a secret camera embedded in a clock on the wall. After seeing the two corpses of two men he had killed, Skye called him a monster. In response he angrily smashed his tablet, which he used to see the hidden cameras. 

He then went to HYDRA Laboratories to meet Daniel Whitehall. When the guards tried to stop him, he promptly slayed them both. He then showed Dr. Whitehall the Obelisk, and offered not only to teach him how to control the power of the Diviner, as it is called in its native language, but how to survive it. When asked his motivation, Zabo said that they had a common enemy: Phil Coulson.

The New Alliance

Schematics for the Splinter Bomb were sent to Toshiro Mori from Daniel Whitehall and Calvin Zabo. When Skye attempted to get information about Senator Christian Ward from his brother Grant Ward, the conversation strayed into discussing her father. Phil Coulson activated the Inertial Confinement Laser Barrier to stop the discussion. Later, Skye returned to Vault D and had Ward tell his version of the massacre at the Hunan village.

Unable to sleep, Skye confided to Phil Coulson that she was upset because everything that was happening seemed to be connected. She mentioned her father's connection to the Diviner, HYDRA, the alien symbols, GH.325, and Grant Ward.

Daniel Whitehall had a meeting with his scientists, but was disgusted when they only told him things he had already known since 1945. Zabo was brought in and he told Whitehall that he would help him learn the origin of the Diviner and edited the story that Whitehall told him of what he knew.

Zabo was given a team of operatives to take to Australia to find the city matching the City Blueprints. When S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Antoine Triplettwas shot during a firefight there, Zabo assisted in saving his life, in order to talk face-to-face with Phil Coulson. He revealed to Coulson that the Diviner had something within it, but when Coulson asked if it was equal to the Tesseract, he had no clue of the comparison. The Doctor then escaped, leaving the medical care of Triplett to Coulson and Fitz.

Before Coulson could tell Skye that he and Leo Fitz met her father, a match was found by the satellites searching for the Kree City. Meanwhile, Zabo met Grant Ward during his meeting with Whitehall.

Jemma Simmons asked Antoine Triplett his impression of Zabo; before Trip could describe his insanity, Skye entered and joined the discussion. Coulson decided that he did not want Skye to go with him to the hidden city in San Juan because he did not want to accidentally reunite her with her father; he instead assigned her to go to Vancouver to help Raina instead. During the mission, Raina confided in Skye about how she met her father, and how he had saved her when she was living on the street and he took her in. Raina also debunked Skye's belief that she was an alien, but did tell her that they both had the potential to be more than humans.

Family Reunion

Zabo sat in a room and waited for Grant Ward to bring Skye to him inside the Ponce de León Theater‏‎, a temporary base HYDRA established in San Juan. Zabo told Skye how he had waited so long to be reunited with her. Though she was repulsed by him, calling him a monster, she listened as he told her of how he met Jiaying. She corrected his story when he said that S.H.I.E.L.D. took her to Austria to kill her, revealing that it was HYDRA that truly did the deed. Zabo told her he had known all along that Whitehall killed his wife and that he was using the HYDRA leader to reunite them; he planned to rip Whitehall apart in revenge.

Whitehall had a meeting with Zabo, Skye, Ward, and Raina, wanting to know if Skye would survive touching the Diviner. When she did and attacked a HYDRA operative with it, Zabo lunged at Whitehall, but Whitehall had him knocked out. When he awoke he was stopped with a Control Device that paralyzed him remotely. Stunned, Zabo used the opportunity that Ward gave him by distracting their guard to remove the device and kill the guard. He did not free Ward or Skye because he did not want her to see or Ward to help him kill Whitehall; he left them still bound. Whitehall was about to shoot Zabo, but Phil Coulson shot the HYDRA leader from behind.

Angered that he could not exact his revenge on the now dead man, Zabo took his rage out on Coulson. Coulson fought back for a while, but Zabo eventually got the upper hand and beat Coulson into submission. Skye found the two struggling, and at gunpoint, told her father to leave and never see her again. Zabo agreed to leave, but promised that she would eventually come to him for comfort, because no one else would understand her after her transformation. He also revealed her birth name to her: Daisy.

Revenge Against S.H.I.E.L.D.

Zabo went into hiding following his confrontation with S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA, intending to leave Puerto Rico inside one of the container units of a cargo ship.

Raina, who had traveled with Zabo using that method many times before, went to the cargo ship to confront him, having been transformed into a new Inhuman form. She demanded to know what had happened to her, but Zabo simply told her that she had become what she always wanted and there was no way back. Raina then revealed that Skye had also gone through a transformation; he danced with glee and swore he would have to help her through her confusion the same way Jiaying had years before. He also decided to contact other powered people he knew from S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Index. When Raina told him that she could not live looking like that, Zabo dismissed her and left.

Personality

Since experiencing the trauma of discovering the brutally murdered corpse of his wife, Calvin Zabo has demonstrated a highly unstable personality, easily prone to outbursts of rage, driven by a desperate motivation to restore the family he feels he has lost while seeking revenge on his transgressors.

Under normal conditions Zabo maintains a calm and demonstrative demeanor, expressing a high level of intelligence and a sensible, levelheaded personality, but at times may still express mild anger or annoyance in a more perceptive and tactful manner.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Enhanced Strength: Calvin Zabo shows physical strength that exceeds that of an average man, being capable of easily killing a man with his bare hands and breaking a HYDRA operative's neck by lifting him and tossing him on the floor. His strength allowed him to toss a now transformed Raina to the ground, even though she had him by the throat, once he got enraged when she insulted his daughter.

Abilities

  • Master Physician: Zabo has extensive medical training, having worked in a clinic in his youth, and having performed underground surgeries in his recent years. He possesses extensive medical knowledge regarding human physiology, which in turn makes him effective at saving lives, or killing others whenever he loses his composure.
  • Kree Knowledge: Zabo has extensive knowledge of the Kree and their intentions for Earth, probably learned from his wife. He was able to tell Raina about her true nature, and revealed to Daniel Whitehall the existence of the Kree City and the properties of the Diviner.

Relationships

Family

Allies

=EEnemies

  • S.H.I.E.L.D.
    • Phil Coulson
    • Antoine Triplett †
    • Leo Fitz
  • Brick † - Victim
  • Deacon † - Victim
  • HYDRA - Former allies

Trivia

  • In the comics, Calvin Zabo is best known as the supervillain Mister Hyde, a recurring enemy of Thor and Daredevil, and father of super-powered S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Daisy Johnson.
  • In the episode "One of Us", Calvin's plot to get revenge on S.H.I.E.L.D. mirrored that of Prince Charming from Shrek film series and Chris D'Amico from Kick-Ass franchise.
  • Though the character's full name was never yet revealed in the series, it was confirmed by Maurissa Tancharoen that the character is Calvin Zabo.
  • Kyle MacLachlan did not play Calvin Zabo in the character's first appearance, Beginning of the End; the character was instead portrayed by a stand-in.

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Movies
Iron Man: Iron Monger | Ten Rings (Raza Hamidmi Al-Wazar, Abu Bakaar, Ahmed & Omar)
The Incredible Hulk: Emil Blonsky | Strategic Operations Command Center (Thunderbolt Ross & Kathleen Sparr) | Samuel Sterns | Tough Guy Leader
Iron Man 2: Whiplash | Hammer Industries (Justin Hammer, Jack & Hammer Drones) | Ten Rings (Ten Rings Agent) | Senator Stern | Black Widow | Anton Vanko
Thor: Loki Laufeyson | Frost Giants (Laufey, Grundroth, Hailstrum, Raze & Jotunheim Beast) | The Destroyer | Jasper Sitwell
Captain America: The First Avenger: HYDRA (Red Skull, Arnim Zola, Heinz Kruger, HYDRA Lieutenant & Velt) | Adolf Hitler | Roeder | Hutter | Schneider
The Avengers: Loki Laufeyson | Chitauri (The Other & Leviathans) | HYDRA (Gideon Malick & Jasper Sitwell) | Georgi Luchkov | Thanos
Iron Man 3: A.I.M. (Aldrich Killian, Eric Savin, Trevor Slattery, Ellen Brandt, Sweat Shop Agent, Maya Hansen & Extremis Soldiers) | Vice President Rodriguez
Thor: The Dark World: Dark Elves (Malekith the Accursed & Kurse the Strong) | Loki Laufeyson | Marauders (Duhg & Kronan Marauder) | Jotunheim Beast | The Collector
All Hail the King: Trevor Slattery | Herman | Ten Rings (Jackson Norriss & The Mandarin) | White Power Dave | Justin Hammer
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: HYDRA/STRIKE (Alexander Pierce, Winter Soldier, Brock Rumlow, Jack Rollins, Jasper Sitwell, Russo, Senator Stern, Arnim Zola, Wolfgang von Strucker, List, Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver) | Georges Batroc | Ferdinand Lopez | Gerald Durand
Guardians of the Galaxy: Kree Empire (Ronan the Accuser, Nebula, Korath the Pursuer, Sakaaran Mercenaries & Exolon Monks) | Yondu Ravager Clan (Yondu Udonta, Kraglin Obfonteri, Horuz & Vorker) | Garthan Saal | Eson the Searcher | Chitauri (The Other) | Moloka Dar | Monstrous Inmate | The Collector | Dark Elf | Thanos
Avengers: Age of Ultron: Ultron | Ultron Sentinels | HYDRA (Wolfgang von Strucker, List, Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver) | Ulysses Klaue | Madame B | Chitauri (Leviathans) | Thanos
Ant-Man: Yellowjacket | HYDRA (Mitchell Carson & HYDRA Buyer) | Winter Soldier
Captain America: Civil War: Helmut Zemo | Thunderbolt Ross | Winter Soldier | Scarlet Witch | HYDRA (Vasily Karpov & Winter Soldiers) | Hero Mercs (Crossbones)
Doctor Strange: Zealots (Kaecilius & Lucian) | Karl Mordo | Dormammu
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Ego | Sovereign (Ayesha, Sovereign Admiral, Zylak & Sovereign Chambermaid) | Yondu Ravager Clan (Yondu Udonta, Kraglin Obfonteri, Nebula, Tullk, Oblo, Taserface, Gef, Retch, Halfnut, Brahl, Vorker, Narblik & Huhtar) | Abilisk | The Grandmaster | Thanos
Spider-Man: Homecoming: Bestman Salvage (Adrian Toomes/Vulture, Phineas Mason/Tinkerer, Jackson Brice/Shocker #1, Herman Schultz/Shocker #2 & Randy Vale) | Mac Gargan | Aaron Davis
Thor: Ragnarok: Berserker Army (Hela Odinsdottir, Skurge & Fenris Wolf) | Sakaaran Guards (The Grandmaster & Topaz) | Loki Laufeyson | Fire Demons (Surtur & Fire Dragon) | Thanos
Black Panther: Erik Killmonger | Ulysses Klaue | W'Kabi | M'Baku | Linbani | Linda | Dave | Sambisan Militants (Sambisan Captain) | Winter Soldier | Helmut Zemo | N'Jobu
Avengers: Infinity War: Black Order (Thanos, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian & Nebula) | Outriders | Chitauri (Leviathans) | Red Skull | The Collector | Loki Laufeyson | Winter Soldier | Scarlet Witch | Thunderbolt Ross
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Ghost | Sonny Burch | Bill Foster | Uzman | Anitolov | Knox | Stoltz | Elihas Starr | Thanos
Captain Marvel: Kree Empire/Starforce (Supreme Intelligence, Yon-Rogg, Korath the Pursuer, Minn-Erva, Att-lass, Bron-Char & Ronan the Accuser) | Skrulls (Talos & Norex) | Thanos
Avengers: Endgame: Black Order (Thanos, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian & Nebula) | Outriders | Sakaaran Mercenaries | Chitauri (Leviathans) | HYDRA/STRIKE (Red Skull, Alexander Pierce, Crossbones, Jasper Sitwell & Jack Rollins) | Loki Laufeyson | Winter Soldier | Scarlet Witch | Dark Elves | Thunderbolt Ross | Akihiko

Television
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 1): HYDRA (John Garrett, Grant Ward, Ian Quinn, Raina, Edison Po, Jasper Sitwell, Deathlok, Debbie, Vanchat, Scorch & Kaminsky) | Camilla Reyes | Franklin Hall | Blizzard | Lorelei | Marcus Daniels | Christian Ward | Jakob Nystrom
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 2): HYDRA (Daniel Whitehall, Grant Ward, Wolfgang von Strucker, List, Sunil Bakshi, Absorbing Man, Agent 33, Blizzard & Kebo) | Jiaying | Gordon | Calvin L. Johnson | Raina | Alisha Whitley | Lash | Vin-Tak | Katya Belyakov | Christian Ward
Agent Carter: Johann Fennhoff | Dottie Underwood | Whitney Frost
Daredevil (Season 1): Kingpin | James Wesley | Leland Owlsley | Vanessa Marianna | The Hand (Madame Gao & Nobu Yoshioka) | Bill Fisk
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (Season 3): HYDRA (Grant Ward/Hive, Gideon Malick, Kebo, Werner von Strucker, Giyera, Lucio, Hellfire, Alisha Whitley & Primitives) | Lash | Absorbing Man | Watchdogs (Felix Blake, Holden Radcliffe & Aida)
Jessica Jones (Season 1): Kilgrave | Will Simpson | Dorothy Walker | Audrey Eastman
Daredevil (Season 2): Nobu Yoshioka | Punisher | The Hand (Madame Gao) | Elektra Natchios | Blacksmith | Kingpin
Luke Cage (Season 1): Diamondback | Cottonmouth | Black Mariah | Shades
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (Season 4): Eli Morrow | Holden Radcliffe | Aida | Lucy Bauer | Watchdogs (Anton Ivanov, Tucker Shockley, Ellen Nadeer & Hellfire) | Dr. Leopold Fitz | Alistair Fitz
Iron Fist (Season 1): Harold Meachum | The Hand (Madame Gao & Bakuto) | Jim Pierce
The Defenders: The Hand (Alexandra Reid, Elektra Natchios, Madame Gao, Bakuto, Murakami & Sowande)
Inhumans: Maximus
The Punisher (Season 1): Punisher | Agent Orange | Jigsaw | Lewis Wilson | Blacksmith
Runaways: The Pride (Jonah & Geoffrey Wilder)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 5): Kree Empire (Kasius, Sinara, Faulnak, Vicar & Tye) | Grill | Samuel Voss | Graviton | HYDRA (General Hale, Ruby Hale, Qovas, Werner von Strucker, Anton Ivanov & Absorbing Man) | Thanos
Jessica Jones (Season 2): Alisa Jones | Karl Malus | Pryce Cheng | Dorothy Walker
Cloak and Dagger: Roxxon Corporation (Peter Scarborough & Terrors) | Detective Connors
Luke Cage (Season 2): Black Mariah | Bushmaster | Shades
Iron Fist (Season 2): Steel Serpent
Daredevil (Season 3): Kingpin | Bullseye | Vanessa Marianna
The Punisher (Season 2): Punisher | Anderson Schultz | John Pilgrim | Jigsaw | Eliza Schultz | Krista Dumont
Cloak & Dagger (Season 2): D'Spayre | Lia Dewan | Mayhem | Detective Connors
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 6): Sarge | Snowflake | Jaco | Pax
Jessica Jones (Season 3): Gregory Sallinger | Trish Walker | Dorothy Walker

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Season 1
HYDRA (John Garrett, Grant Ward, Ian Quinn, Raina, Edison Po, Jasper Sitwell, Deathlok, Debbie, Vanchat, Scorch & Kaminsky) | Camilla Reyes | Franklin Hall | Blizzard | Lorelei | Marcus Daniels | Christian Ward | Jakob Nystrom
Season 2
HYDRA (Daniel Whitehall, Grant Ward, Wolfgang von Strucker, List, Sunil Bakshi, Absorbing Man, Agent 33, Blizzard & Kebo) | Jiaying | Gordon | Calvin L. Johnson | Raina | Alisha Whitley | Lash | Vin-Tak | Katya Belyakov | Christian Ward
Season 3
HYDRA (Hive/Grant Ward, Gideon Malick, Kebo, Werner von Strucker, Giyera, Lucio, Hellfire, Alisha Whitley & Primitives) | Lash | Absorbing Man | Watchdogs (Felix Blake, Holden Radcliffe & Aida)
Season 4
Eli Morrow | Lucy Bauer | Anton Ivanov | Watchdogs (Holden Radcliffe, Aida, Tucker Shockley, Ellen Nadeer & Hellfire) | Dr. Leopold Fitz | Alistair Fitz
Season 5
Kree Empire (Kasius, Sinara, Faulnak, Vicar & Tye) | Grill | Samuel Voss | Graviton | HYDRA (General Hale, Ruby Hale, Qovas, Werner von Strucker, Anton Ivanov & Absorbing Man) | Thanos
Season 6
Sarge | Snowflake | Jaco | Pax

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