is a fictional character
of the Marvel Universe
. She was the former director of the planetary defense/intelligence service S.H.I.E.L.D.
. She is not a mutant, and for all intents and purposes 'merely' a highly trained and talented human.
Fictional character biography
Born in ChicagoSecret War
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Hill has a brief stint in Madripoor
that gets her noticed by various heads of state and government around the world.
After the scandalous affair of the Secret War
and its disastrous effect on New York City
, S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury
goes into hiding. Maria Hill, viewed by the leaders of several nations as being both an efficient agent and, more importantly in their eyes, not directly loyal to Fury or any of his personal cadre, is appointed interim Executive Director. For a time, a Life Model Decoy
of Fury is regularly used in public to maintain an illusion of normalcy within the Directorate's ranks. Hill is expected to be loyal to United States
interests before those of the United Nations
, which S.H.I.E.L.D. is supposed to serve before any other country. After she is named Director, Maria is confronted by Nick Fury one night.The Mighty......