When Mark Millar and Brian Hitch started The Supremes, the version of the Avengers in the Ultimate Universe comics, they decided that Nick Fury should have the face of star Samuel L. Jackson. Because yes. And when the MCU began to be developed, with the Iron Man movie, Sam Jackson was called to bring the character to life. Today, we’re going to talk about this Ultimate version of Fury.
10 – Super Soldier
Nicholas Fury was born in the early 20th century and fought for the United States in World War II. During the invasion of Sicily, he, along with Private Fisk and Canadian paratrooper James Howlett, attempted to loot a house, when they were arrested by superiors.
Fury was arrested at an unknown location alongside several other black men. He was selected to be the next test subject for Project Rebirth, as his blood test matched that of subject 22, the most successful of the previous test subjects. Fury was injected with a serum that gave him super strength, which he used to free himself and the other prisoners, who then escaped. The serum, while not turning Fury into a super-soldier, made him stronger than an ordinary human and slowed his aging.
9 – Weapon X
After attending college in India, Fury enlisted in the military where he was sent to various conflicts such as the Kosovo War. He was later assigned to SHIELD’s Weapon X program in the Gulf War. While transporting Wolverine, an Iraqi guerrilla ambush freed Wolverine from his cage, causing Logan to kill all of the Iraqi fighters. Only one member of the US forces survived the ambush: Nick Fury. It was in this ambush that Fury lost an eye and from then on started wearing an eye patch. Carrying Fury across the desert back to the Allied forces, Wolverine was repeatedly shot and caged once more.
The relationship between Fury and Wolverine proved beneficial to the X-Men years later when they were arrested by the Weapon X program. Wolverine, the only uncaptured X-Man, contacted Fury for help. Fury appeared with a team of SHIELD agents and ended Weapon X once and for all, killing Colonel Wraith. Fury was later promoted to general by the US President and moved S.H.I.E.L.D.’s main base to the Triskelion in New York Harbor.
8 – The Supremes
Nick Fury took over as Director of SHIELD His first plan was to resurrect the Super Soldier program, resulting in the formation of the Ultimates. Fury commanded the team – and even led them into action. He also monitored the activities of Peter Parker and the X-Men.
Fury’s future plans for these young posthumans, in part, were for them to join the Ultimates. However, after the invasion of the Liberators, a group of super soldiers resulting from a coalition between countries like Russia and China, the Ultimates left SHIELD to prevent incidents like this from happening again, thwarting Fury’s plans.
7 – Peter Parker
Fury has always had a troubled relationship with Peter Parker, Spider-Man. He knew the boy’s secret identity thanks to S.H.I.E.L.D. intelligence, and had plans in the future to recruit him into The Ultimates.
Peter and Fury’s relationship was strained after Harry Osborn transformed into the Hobgoblin. Peter punched Fury for ignoring his questions about how and why Harry had turned into a monster. At that point, Fury told one of his scientists that he wanted to know everything about the drug Oz that gave Spider-Man his powers, and that it was time for Peter Parker to lose his powers.
Driven by rage, Fury was later determined to arrest Peter Parker. It was Mary Jane who managed to touch Fury’s heart, revealing to him that Peter saw him as a father figure and that she wanted to be like him when she grew up, part of the Ultimates. This convinced Fury to let Peter keep his powers and leave him alone.
6 – Stuck in another dimension
In search of a solution to return his friend Ben Grimm to normal, Reed Richards offered S.H.I.E.L.D. a plan to send probes to other dimensions in order to seek contacts with scientists from possible other worlds who would have this answer. Fury refused, but knew Reed would try on his own.
Fury then wanted at least the information obtained by Reed’s probes to pass through S.H.I.E.L.D. first before going to the Baxter Building, but his scientists were unable to reprogram Reed’s probes. So Fury made a big mistake, went after someone who knew Reed’s technology and could do this reprogramming for him: Doctor Doom.
This turned out to be a mistake, as Doctor Doom sabotaged the probes, dropping a virus on Earth-31916 that nearly destroyed that world. The heroes of that Earth, the Squadron Supreme, then came to the Ultimate Universe seeking revenge, initially thinking the culprit was Reed Richards. Ultimately, they captured Nick Fury and took him prisoner to their dimension.
5 – Squadron Supreme
Fury lived for five years in the Squadron Supreme Universe, and during that period, even initially being taken prisoner, Fury managed to rise to the top, even creating a new SHIELD, of which he was the director.
He further formed and led a new Squadron Supreme, working directly under S.H.I.E.L.D. and recruited several new heroes whose origins were linked to the Icarus One, a manned space shuttle that brought back more of the spores that gave the Squadron its powers.
4 – Ultimatum
When Magneto reversed Earth’s magnetic poles in the event that became known as Ultimatum, Fury was recruited by Doom and Reed Richards to return to his own universe to help stop the master of magnetism.
Upon returning to his reality and arriving in the Savage Land, Nick Fury implemented his contingency plan by having Jean Gray’s telepathy transmit his own memories to Magneto, showing him that mutants were not a miracle from God and the next step in life. human evolution, but only the result of a super-soldier experiment involving a genome. Magneto’s will was broken and he disabled his machine but was eventually killed by Cyclops.
3 – Avengers
Fury returned to SHIELD again, where he activated “Project Avengers”, a covert ops team apart from the Ultimates. As it was a secret team, it didn’t rely on technology from Tony Stark as usual, but rather from Stark’s twin brother Gregory.
The Avengers team consisted of Red Wasp, Punisher, Tyrone Cash, War Machine, Hulk Nerd, (who is a clone of the Hulk with the mind of Bruce Banner), Hawkeye, and Monica Chang as the new Black Widow.
2 – Avengers vs Ultimates
Seeking to prevent the kidnapping of an experimental super-soldier, the New Ultimates, now coordinated by Carol Danvers, were sent to arrest Nick Fury, who was acting as the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s covert ops squad, “The Avengers”, and was believed be responsible for the smuggling of super soldiers.
However, the investigation became more complicated when Tyrone Cash, who was actually selling S.H.I.E.L.D.’s secrets, revealed that he was working for Carol Danvers, who Fury believed was the person behind the illegal sale. This pits the two teams against each other in New York.
The Avengers are ultimately defeated, but it is revealed that Gregory Stark, who became acting director of S.H.I.E.L.D. after Carol Danvers was hospitalized, was in fact the one responsible for pitting the Ultimates and the Avengers against each other, and for smuggling the Supers. -soldiers for rebellions in different countries. The New Ultimates and the Avengers teamed up and defeated Gregory.
1 – Back to SHIELD
After these events, Nick Fury once again became the Director of SHIELD with the Ultimates under his command.
That’s when Reed Richards, having gone apparently insane and calling himself the Creator, returned to Earth and founded an organization called the Children of Tomorrow, a group of evolved humans with the aim of world domination, building their base called the Dome. Inside the Dome, time passes at an accelerated pace compared to the outside world. Over 900 years have passed within the Dome, so its inhabitants have evolved into perfect superhumans.
The war was won, but it generated many casualties, which made the US President fire Nick Fury as director of SHIELD. Fury escaped before he could be taken into custody. Anyway, during the Nimrod Invasion, he protected several mutants from the Sentinels and anti-mutant rebels, and helped Kitty Pryde install a mutant nation called Utopia.