After a mysterious traveler from the future who launched an attack on a battalion of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents was killed, acting director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Maria Hill decided to activate the "Avengers Initiative", in order to form the agency's own Avengers unit. The first recruits were the former members of the original black ops unit named the Secret Avengers, Hawkeye and Black Widow, along Nick Fury Jr., Phil Coulson and Maria Hill. Due to the sensitive nature of their missions, every member (except Fury) would have memory implants, making them forget everything they did for the period of the operation by hearing a codeword, making them believe they were doing hobby activities during their time in the mission. Their first operation was to foil a plan of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda from using teleportation knowledge given by Andras Bertesy to execute a terrorist attack to the United States. The Secret Avengers followed the terrorist group to Budapest, were they got the coordinates of the attack from one of their members. After Hawkeye was left to be rescued by Black Widow as part of the mission, Fury settled a trap to the Al-Qaeda member who was going to perform the attack, by waiting him in the Oval Office and kill him.
After A.I.M. stole an Iron Patriot Armor during the confusion in a conflict they incited against S.H.I.E.L.D. at a weapons expo, the Secret Avengers, with the addition of Hulk, were given the task to kill Andrew Forson.
Meanwhile, S.H.I.E.L.D. Intel came to the conclusion the Iron Patriot androids could be reasoned with, and agent Phil Coulson asked Colonel James Rhodes to talk to them, as he had experience and military training. Using holographic communication, S.H.I.E.L.D. hacked into A.I.M.'s network and allowed Rhodes to talk to the suits, who recognised him as "the Pilot", along Tony Stark being "the Maker". Rhodey managed to make the Iron Patriot army understand their actions of abruptly attacking tactical points of enemies of the US was unacceptable.
After the Secret Avengers sent to kill Forson seemingly succeeded in their mission, Quake was suspended indefinitely for breaking the protocols, as Forson was the leader of a U.N. member nation, and Maria Hill was put in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D. once more, and the agents who took part in the assassination, Nick Fury, Black Widow and Hawkeye, were held for interrogation.
In the aftermath of the mission, Mockingbird was taken prisoner by A.I.M. and brainwashed. The rest of the Secret Avengers attempted to rescue her, and after she disappearing during her rescue attempt, actually going under the radar, the team suffered a change of roster.
Equipment: S.H.I.E.L.D. equipment
Transportation: S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
Weapons: Each teammates' arsenal
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