Nick Fury

Fury from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Fury in IM1

Fury from Iron Man.

Former Director Nicholas[1] J.[1] Nick Fury is a fictional character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is played by Samuel L. Jackson.

Fury was the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., a secret spy/peacekeeping organisation. In Iron Man, he started the Avengers Initiative, which brought together the team of Avengers in The Avengers. Their main adversaries were Hydra, and in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it was revealed that S.H.I.E.L.D. had been infiltrated by agents of Hydra, which caused the organisation to be disgraced and shut down, along with the public believing that Director Fury had died. He took to the shadows, secretly supporting the Avengers, as depicted in Avengers: Age of Ultron.


Early life

Nicholas Joseph[1] Fury was born in the mid-20th century and was believed to had died in 2014.[1] He had a grandfather, whom he called Granddad, who worked elevators. At the beginning of his job, his grandfather lived in a pleasant neigbourhood carrying a bag of stuffed one dollar bills, before the streets got tougher, which resulted in him also carrying a .22. Magnum, as he liked people, but he didn't trust them.[1] Fury also held the rank of colonel.[1] Since losing his right eye, he found it hard to trust people.[1]

Recruiting Iron Man

After Tony Stark had revealed to the world he was Iron Man, after the fight against Obadiah Stane, Fury came to his home, proposing him to join the Avenger Initiative.[2]


Total appearances: 11.



Saturday Night Live

SNL Hill and Fury

SNL versions of Hill and Fury.

On the December 11, 2012 episode, there is a sketch based on Chitauri invasion of New York. Maria Hill (played by Vanessa Bayer) informs Fury (played by Jay Pharoah) that the Chitauri have come through the portal, which Loki opened up with the Tesseract, but this only confuses Fury, who responds with "In English, woman!" Fury announces it's time to assemble the Avengers, which includes a super soldier, a monster, a god, and an archer, who uses regular arrows, which doesn't seem to impress Hill at all.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 2014.
  2. Iron Man, 2008.
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