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Some new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. news broke last night on marvel.com that the gigantic, super imposing beast of an actor, Matt Willig, will portray the Inhuman known only as Lash, described in the release as, “a monstrous Inhuman whose loyalties remain ambiguous.”

Lash is a recent creation for Marvel, finding his debut just a couple years ago in Charles Soule’s comic, simply titled Inhuman #1. He has the power of energy absorption that he can then completely redirect in a number of ways, but most commonly as an energy blast capable of fully disintegrating a human being.

While most known Inhumans come from the city of Attilan, ruled over by Black Bolt and Medusa, Lash is from a rival city known as Orollan. They believe in the purity of the Inhuman bloodline and the giving of the Terrigen Mists, so when the entire world is exposed to a Terrigen Mist cloud and random people start to transform, gaining new powers, Lash decides that it is his mission to eradicate every new Inhuman he deems unworthy. It appears that this is what his role will be in this season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Willig is a former pro football player who’s appeared in a number of action roles on We’re the Millers, NCIS, Chuck and Cold Case.


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