The operative even spent years aboard a space station, all to keep away from Earth. All it took to come back was the risk of a secret Alien infiltration.
Turns out, though, he didn't just immediately book it off Earth when he returned from Thanos' snap.
Nick Fury Collected the Avengers' DNA
Secret Invasion's latest episode revealed that Nick Fury did something pretty gross, both literally and ethically, following the battle at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
The reveal happened towards the end of Episode 5 while Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury was talking to Olivia Colman's Sonya Falsworth.
Fury shared details about Operation Harvest, where, following the Battle of Earth during Endgame, the former head of SHIELD sent in Skrulls to "collect the DNA" of nearly Avenger:
"Nearly every Avenger spilled blood in the Battle of Earth—even Carol Danvers. In the aftermath, some were sent in to collect that DNA. Some with the ability to blend in. Nobody knew about them but me and the collectors, led by [Gravik]."
It's pretty gross to think about Nick and his operative going around scrapping blood off of rubble or collecting whatever other fluids left the combatants as they fought for the very universe.
Though, thinking about it, perhaps that DNA could unlock some crucial data and technology, leading to the events of Armor Wars.
What's Nick Fury Going to Do With the Avengers' DNA?
There's still lots of questions floating around about what it is exactly Nick Fury would want to do with all that DNA.
Is it truly just another one of his fail-safe plans? Further more, is it one to help protect the world from threats, or a backup against heroes like the Avengers themselves?
Gravik could be extremely close to gaining the ability to Hulk out, all because the hero once bled on the battlefield. Though, perhaps the Banner is one of the few who didn't leave any DNA behind.
Then there's the fact that project Harvest all boils down to one vial of clear liquid.
What exactly is inside of it? It doesn't look like blood; perhaps lots of sweat, and maybe some tears?
Secret Invasion is now streaming on Disney+.