I just want you to know, I've been where you are right now. I chose HYDRA for petty, personal, selfish reasons... When the team regrouped on the Bus, it was discovered that Jemma Simmons had been infected by the virus.
The man later died and Simmons checked the team for the virus.
Helicopter, taking the rope they dropped down for him and flying across the rooftops back towards the United States of America, completing with mission successfully before any of Vanchat's remaining men could find and stop him and retake the neural link."What does S. First she questioned Ward about what Vanchat had wanted with the Chitauri Neural Link before testing Ward's loyalty to S. As Simmons asked what his views were on joining the team and going on their mission, Ward sarcastically compared it to Christmas. During the new team's first mission together, they encountered the Rising Tide "hacktivist" known only as Skye, who was their only lead in the case of Michael Peterson. D.'s activities, with Ward also claiming to be saddened by killing people due to his grandmother. Later Coulson also recruited Skye to the team as a consultant, over Ward's objections. The team's second mission took them to Peru to investigate an 0-8-4, as they prepared to take off, Ward gave Skye the handbook for the Bus and ordered her to read it cover to cover. Ward then questioned Coulson's decision to bring the Policia Militar de Perú onto the Bus before he asked Fitz what the issues were with him stealing the 0-8-4 from the wall.
Having returned from his successful mission, Maria Hill vetted Ward and prepped him to join Coulson's Team. Once onboard, Ward was introduced to Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons, the team's young scientists working on engineering and biochemistry who in turn enthusiastically greeted him before somewhat roughly taking his phone before smashing it and taking his DNA. Coulson insisted that she was merely the pilot and was not there for combat missions. While Ward argued that Skye's history with the Rising Tide made her a risk, Coulson insisted that her skills would prove valuable as she did not think like a traditional agent. Once they escaped, the team began to catch their breath while Skye joked about missing her own van.
Fitz helped her in an attempt to find a cure, and in a last ditch effort they used samples to the Chitauri helmet to produce one; however, it appeared to be fruitless.
Simmons knocked out Fitz and jumped out of the plane to save the others, but the cure did in fact work and Ward jumped out of the Bus to rescue her. Ward volunteered for the mission, as did Melinda May; however, Hand said they needed someone who could disarm the weapon so she assigned Ward and Agent Leo Fitz to the mission. D.; Ward discovered a piece of Malekith's ship and took it away for storage.
Ward eventually became more loyal to him than to HYDRA. Ward eventually managed to do it without his brother knowing. Agent John Garrett, who offered him a choice - leave with Garrett now and be taught the skills needed to survive, or face prison, where his family was pushing for Ward to get the maximum sentence for his crime. Garrett promised to return within a couple of months, but he instead left Ward for six months. D.'s operations division, effective immediately, we need to pack up.""Thank you sir, for everything.""Don't do that. The team they were able to retake the Bus by using the D. While May retook the cockpit and flew the plane to a safe altitude and Coulson captured Camilla Reyes, Ward, using his own S. What Ward did not know was that Skye was behind him using the Backscatter Glasses to spy on Ward's cards, and when she told Fitz she would be able to see him naked, he panicked and left the game, although Skye did still use the glasses to see Ward naked. Later, when the operation to extract Chan from captivity by the Centipede Project (actually John Garrett's HYDRA-funded science group) went sour, Ward released Skye from custody and accepted her help in rescuing Coulson and Melinda May.
They defended themselves until Ward contacted Coulson who appeared and revealed he knew their leader Camilla Reyes.
Ward administered the cure to Simmons during free-fall and used a parachute to save both their lives. Ward entered the assignment watching the back of the inexperienced Leo Fitz. Later they were called to investigate the mystical weapon known as the Berserker Staff, which had been discovered by Norse Paganists leaders Jakob Nystrom and Petra Larsen.
This action earned him unquestionable trust with the group."Are you familiar with the term slam and cram? He went in search of his previous contact Yuri Dubrovsky, only to learn that Dubrovsky had been killed and another group of mobsters had taken over. D., proceeded to clean up the mess the battle had left in Greenwich. While searching for the second piece of the Staff, Ward came across the piece and Professor Elliot Randolph, who the team had earlier consulted about the staff.
While being detained at a juvenile detention center, Ward was unexpectedly visited by S. Garrett eventually revealed to Ward that he was not loyal to S. When strange deaths started occurring where the victims' bodies were found floating with a hole in the forehead, Coulson's team was sent to investigate.
Christian survived but had Ward arrested by the police and pushed for the courts to try Grant as an adult to get the maximum punishment against him. Damn son, you stepped up in a big way, I couldn't be prouder if you were my own." Ward was driven into the middle of a forest by John Garrett who shot ducks and reassured him that his brother and the rest of his family were happy to be rid of him and therefore the police would not be looking for him. Garrett then pulled a gun and aimed it at Ward, before firing it at nearby cans with incredible accuracy, promising to teach him Ward to shoot and that within a few months he would be able to shoot even better than he could."You've been accepted by S. While eating in their campsite, Garrett told Ward the story of how he had gained his many cybernetic enhancements when he had been left to die. Fitz continued to modify the new Night-Night Guns for Ward to inspect, he was however unsatisfied with the weight, and when he left he heard the team mocking him with funny voices.