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The Kree

The Monolith was made by the Kree that could turn into a wormhole to transport them from Earth to their home world that the humans called Maveth during their Inhumans experiment. After the Inhumans drove the Kree from Earth, the Inhumans worked together with regular humans and used the Monolith to banish Hive from Earth. Not long after Hive's banishment, the ancient cult that worshiped Hive started a ritualistic lot-drawing ceremony where grown men drew stones from a bag, and the one who drew the white stone would be sacrificed to the monolith to save or at least serve Hive. That Cult would later be rebranded as Hydra. Some of the members of this cult carved five pieces out of the Monolith and divided them among the cult's leaders.[1]

20th Century

By the 20th Century, most members of Hydra had abandoned the lot-drawing ceremony for world domination, but the Malick family still upheld the ceremony. Not long after the death of their father,Gideon and Nathan Malick were told by Dr.Reinhardt the shocking truth about their father, how he used a notched white stone so he would never be sacrificed. Fearful for his life, Gideon used the notched stone so he wouldn't die, and in doing so he doomed his brother to be sacrificed to the Monolith.[2]

21st Century

In the 21st century, Gideon's company came to NASA to present them with the Monolith as the "affordable future in space travel," but Gideon just wanted to have more people to sacrifice to Hive. NASA and Gideon formed the Distant Star Pathfinder, and then they sent four people through the monolith: Will Daniels, Austin, Brubaker, and Taylor. When they landed on Maveth, Hive infected Austin, Brubaker, and Taylor, but he was unable to catch Will. Later S.H.I.E.L.D. came into custody of the Monolith because they knew it was dangerous.[3]

Fall of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Nick Fury put the Monolith in Agent Gonzales's hands on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. When S.H.I.E.L.D. fell, Hydra agents took control of the helicarrier to get the Monolith back. Bobbi Morse was assigned by Nick Fury to destroy the helicarrier so Hydra could never get their hands on the Monolith, but Agent Mack convinced her and Agent Gonzales to stand up to Hydra and stop them from getting the Monolith without destroying the helicarrier and killing good S.H.I.E.L.D. agents on it.[4]

Jaiying had Raina and Gordon invade the helicarrier to retrieve the Monolith months after S.H.I.E.L.D. fell. Their attempt failed, and they were seen by S.H.I.E.L.D. Gordon was able to teleport himself and Raina out, but S.H.I.E.L.D. tracked them back to Afterlife, and Gonzales arranged for him and Jiaying to meet about the Inhumans at Afterlife. Jiaying then killed Gonzales and shot herself to make it look like S.H.I.E.L.D. attacked them. Jiaying took her Inhuman followers to the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, took control, and took the Monolith. Jiaying was stopped and Agent Simmons was put in charge of studying the Monolith. In Fitz's attempt to ask Simmons on a date, he accidentally opened the Monolith's case and Simmons was transported to Maveth.[5]

Return of Hive

Agent Fitz then devoted himself to finding out what the Monolith did to Simmons and to bring her back. Eventually he figured out that the Monolith was a portal to another planet. S.H.I.E.L.D. then turned to Dr. Randolph for help, seeing that he's an Asgardian who had been through a portal himself. After S.H.I.E.L.D. brought him back to the base, Dr. Randolph recognized the Jewish symbol that was found with the monolith. S.H.I.E.L.D. then took Zephyr One to the old English castle to find some answers. When they arrived, they found a machine that they figured out holds the portal open for an extended period of time. After S.H.I.E.L.D. brought the monolith to the castle and put it in the machine, they activated it so Fitz could go in and save Simmons. Fitz succeeded in saving Simmons and destroyed the Monolith in the process. Malick soon found out that S.H.I.E.L.D. had brought someone back through the portal and set out to get the five pieces of the Monolith that were divided up among Hydra's leaders.[6]

Malick eventually found all five of the Monolith pieces and made an alliance with Grant Ward along the way.[1] Malick then had Ward kill Rosalind Price to anger Director Coulson and cloud his judgment as he had fallen in love with her. When Ward killed Rosalind, he dropped a note that said Malick was going to open another portal at the old British castle so Coulson would send Fitz and Simmons into an ambush where Hydra would kidnap them to get the information they needed from them about the Monolith. Once Malick and Ward got the information they needed out of Fitz and Simmons, Ward took Fitz through the Monolith. After Ward and Fitz arrived on Maveth, Agent Coulson also went through the Monolith to get revenge on Ward.[7] When Fitz arrived on Maveth, he found Will Daniels who, unbeknownst to Fitz, had been taken over by Hive. Fitz and Will then escaped to get to the portal back to Earth, at which point Coulson had caught up with Ward and used him to get to Fitz. Fitz soon realized that Will was Hive, but before Hive could kill him Coulson shot Hive. Ward then fought with Coulson until Coulson got the jump on Ward and killed him with his robotic hand. Coulson and Fitz then went through the portal and back to Earth before S.H.I.E.L.D. destroyed the Monolith, but what they didn't know is that Hive had taken possession of Ward's body and made it through the portal.[8]





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