It's what I do. Find alien scrap that no one else can, then offer it to people who fully appreciate my efforts.
~ Vanchat to his client.

T. Vanchat was was a minor antagonist in Season 1 of the TV series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He was an arms dealer working for the terrorist organisation known as HYDRA.

He was portrayed by Aiden Turner


In 2006, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Akela Amador led a raid on one of Vanchat's gulags in which most of her team was killed and Amador was captured where he would later sell her to HYDRA'S Centipede Project.

Following the Battle of New York, Vanchat specialized himself in obtaining samples of Chitauri technology and metals, selling them in the black market. Therefore, Grant Ward  was tasked with obtaining a Chitauri Neural Link that had come into Vanchat's possession and was stored in a flat in Paris.

Vanchat was taken into custody by a S.H.I.E.L.D. team under the command of Victoria Hand during a transaction to sell a piece of Chitauri metal to Emily Deville. S.H.I.E.L.D. needed information from Vanchat as to the whereabouts of the agent who was missing in action, Phil Coulson, who had been abducted by Vanchat's buyers. Vanchat was, among other things, a dealer in alien metals, and the Centipede Group utilized his services in obtaining the Chitauri metal used in constructing their Centipede Devices.

Vanchat was interrogated in the interrogation room of the Bus but unwilling to provide any information until Ward threatened to open the airlock. After giving S.H.I.E.L.D. everything they needed, Vanchat was taken to the Fridge for holding.

However, Vanchat managed to escape, when The Clairvoyant himself  and Grant Ward raided the Fridge and released all the prisoners there.


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