This page is for the second Nick Fury, Marcus Johnson
For the original Nick Fury, see Nicholas Joseph Fury
Marcus Johnson was a Ranger in the U.S. Army. Up until recently he was not aware that his father was actually Nick Fury. For this reason he was being pursued by several different parties.
Marcus Johnson was created by Chris Yost, Matt Fraction, Cullen Bunn and artist Scot Eaton. He first appeared in a cameo in the comic Fear Itself issue 7 (2011) where his person was discussed and a photo of him was seen, but his first full appearance was in Battle Scars #1 (2011).
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While serving in the Middle East, Johnson received word that his mother had been murdered back in the US. He returned home and investigated the crime scene, finding shell casings used by Russians. While leaving his mother's home he was attacked by the Russian hitmen who killed his mom. Marcus took them down and began to question one before being shot with a bow and arrow. He turned around to see Taskmaster standing before him. Taskmaster was about to kill him before Captain America arrived in time to save him at the last moment. S.H.I.E.L.D. agents arrived to try and bring Marcus to safety. Marcus went off with Quake to a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility where he was visited by Cap in the infirmary. He continued to question why everyone was after him and why his mother was killed yet was not given any answers. Soon Marcus began to feel as if he was being held their against his will and broke out.
Marcus contacted an old Ranger friend for help and informed him of his current situation. They planned to find Taskmaster and attempt to get some information. While searching for Taskmaster, Marcus was attacked by Deadpool who was also after Marcus. As they fought, Taskmaster arrived and ran Deadpool through with his sword. Marcus took on Taskmaster and this time gained the upper hand. At that time the Serpent Squad arrived, also looking for Marcus. Johnson took them on, lasting only about fifteen seconds before being electrocuted by Rattler. Deadpool returned, and due to the confusion Marcus was able to escape with Taskmaster as his prisoner. He interrogated Taskmaster, but before he was able to answer, a masked man stunned Taskmaster. He also drained Marcus' energy for a moment and escaped. Marcus caught up with him and unmasked him, the man also revealed himself to be Marcus's father… Nick Fury.
While arguing and eventually coming to blows about the realization, Fury and Johnson were ambushed by more mercenaries, and easily captured. In the custody of Orion, Johnson had his eye cut out (the left eye – same as Fury), and tests were run by Orion’s men… confirming that Johnson had the Infinity Formula in his DNA. Fury managed to slip his restraints and give Johnson enough time to escape (even if accidentally), but Fury was brought in to give Orion a blood transfusion to restore him to a youthful state. The transfusion drained Fury of the remaining Infinity Formula in his system. Fury was then tortured and had his mind probed by Orion’s telepath, wherein they found all of Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D. secrets and fail-safes.
Marcus saved Fury, and with the help of his friend, Cheese (Coulson), was able to get Orion alone and kill him. He was taken to get his wounds cared for, and was also given the Super Soldier uniform that Steve Rogers once wore. As a new agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Johnson was also informed that his birth name was, in fact, Nicholas Fury, Jr.
Nick Fury Jr. and Phil Coulson have been tasked to put together a new team of Avengers for secret covert operations. He firstly asks Hawkeye and Black Widow to join the team.
Powers and Abilities
Initially, Marcus appeared to have no super human qualities but his peak physical conditioning from his time with the US Army Rangers. Over time, it has been discovered he has peak human abilities.
Peak Human Condition
Marcus bodily functions are at the maximum peak of human potential.
Peak Human Strength
Marcus is stronger then the average human. His physical strength is at the peak of human potential.
Peak Human Speed
Marcus speed is at the peak of human potential. He is able to run and move at speeds superior to those of any Olympic athlete.
Peak Human Agility
Fury's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete. He can always accurately co-ordinate his or her body with balance, dexterity and flexibility.
Peak Human Reflexes
Fury has advanced reactions better than normal humans. His reflexes are at the peak of Human Potential and Perfection.
Peak Human Stamina
Fury's body has highly developed musculature that eliminates the excessive build-up of fatigue-producing poisons in his muscles and his musculature generates considerably less fatigue toxins than the muscles of an ordinary human being, granting him superhuman levels of stamina in all physical activities.
Peak Human Senses
Marcus natural five senses are pushed at the highest limits of human perfection.
Peak Human Intelligence
Fury was born with enhanced mental performance, allowing his mind to; process information quickly, giving him an accelerated learning aptitude, a knack for quickly analyzing multiple information streams (e.g., threat assessment) and rapidly respond to changing tactical situations, eidetic memory (meaning that he never forgets anything and has perfect recall), speed read, and high deductive/reasoning skills.
Peak Human Flexibility
Marcus was as flexible as the normal person could be without being considered superhuman. He is more flexible than normal humans.
Peak Human Durability
Marcus has a higher-level of denser/tougher bones and muscles than the average person; his durability is at the peak of human conditioning, which allows him to withstand situations that the average person cannot. Marcus' body is more resistant to physical injury, to variable degrees, than that of an ordinary human. He seems capable of taking several gunshot & puncture wounds as well as beatings and still stand on his feet.
Peak Human Healing
Fury natural healing capabilities are at the highest levels of human potential. His white blood cells fight off microbes, infections, diseases, disorders, wounds, etc. He is able to heal broken bones, torn muscles, several gunshot & knife wounds and other severe injuries within of several days and most lesser injuries like cuts, scrapes and burns within hours. Additionally, his healing time would very short.
Marcus inherited his father's Infinity Formula at birth, slowing his age and speeding his healing time.
He is an expert marksman skilled in throwing weapons and firearms.
Fury posses greater fighting skills than professional combatants (e.g. martial artists, boxers, wrestlers, UFC fighters etc). He capable of mastering combat skills or weapons in days or months, even though for a normal member, it would take years to perfect. Due to his military training, he is very proficient in armed and unarmed combat.