► Name ➔ Phil Coulson
► Will you answer all questions truthfully ➔ No.
► Are you single ➔ Yes.
► Are you happy ➔ Pass.
► Are you bored ➔ At times.
► Are you sad ➔ Pass.
► Are you Italian No.
► Are you German ➔No.
► Are you Asian ➔ No.
► Are you angry ➔ Pass.
► Are you Irish ➔ Mother’s side.
► Are your parents still married ➔ Mother deceased, Father not remarried.
► Birth Place ➔ Chigago, Illinois.
► Hair Color ➔ Brown.
► Eye color ➔ Grey.
► Birthday ➔ 8 July 1968.
► Gender ➔ Male
► Lefty or Righty ➔ Right-handed.
► Summer or winter ➔ Winters in New York.
► Morning or afternoon ➔ Mornings at their earliest.
TEN THINGS ABOUT YOUR LOVE LIFE
► Are you in love ➔ Pass.
► Do you believe in love at first sight ➔ Pass.
► Who ended your last relationship ➔ The opposite party.
► Have you ever been hurt ➔ Yes.
► Have you ever broken someone’s heart ➔ I highly doubt that.
► Are you friends with your ex ➔ The ones who count.
► Are you afraid of commitment ➔ Commitment is the easiest part. The rest is my obstacle.
► Have you hugged someone within the last week? ➔ No.
► Have you ever had a secret admirer ➔ Occasionally.
► Have you ever broken your own heart? ➔ Pass.
► Love or lust ➔ Love.
► Lemonade or iced tea ➔ Lemonade.
► Cats or Dogs ➔ Dogs.
► A few best friends or many regular friends ➔ You don’t know much about agents, do you.
► Television or internet ➔ Television is much less a headache.
► Pepsi or Coke ➔ Coke
► Wild night out or romantic night in ➔ The later.
► Day or night ➔ They both have their pros and cons.
► IM or Phone ➔ Again, both can be efficient.
TEN HAVE YOU EVER
► Been caught sneaking out ➔ No.
► Fallen off the stairs ➔ Yes.
► White water rafted ➔ No.
► Finished an entire jawbreaker ➔ Yes.
► Wanted something/someone so badly it hurt? Pass.
► Prank called a store ➔ No.
► Skipped school ➔ Yes.
► Wanted to disappear ➔ No. Nothing would get done.
► Smile or eyes ➔ Smile.
► Light or dark hair ➔ Either or.
► Fat or skinny ➔ Irrelevant.
► Shorter or Taller ➔ Also irrelevant.
► Intelligence or Attraction ➔ Both.
► Jock or Nerd ➔ Another irrelevancy to one’s character.
► Hook-up or Relationship ➔ Relationship.
► Funny and poor OR rich and serious ➔ Two sets of two choices. Neither enough for proper conclusion.
► Last Phone Call ➔ Agent Jasper Sitwell.
► Last phone call you received ➔ Agent Clint Barton.
► Last person you hung out with ➔ Jormungandr, Son of Loki.
► Last thing you ate ➔ Don’t recall.
► Last thing you drank ➔ Coffee, black.
► Last site you went to ➔ Classified.
► Last place you were ➔ Classified.
► Are you in a committed relationship ➔ No.
► When was your last relationship ➔ Pass.
► Have you ever loved a guy/girl more than anything else in the world? ➔ Pass.
► Do you still love them ➔ Pass.
► Do you like someone right now ➔ Pass.
► Do you and your family get along ➔ For the most part.
► Would you say you have a “messed up life”➔ It has it’s polished moments.
► Have you ever run away from home ➔ No.
► Have you ever gotten kicked out ➔ Yes.
► If so, how long ➔ A week or so. Reconciliation soon after.
► Do you secretly hate one of your friends ➔ Had I a disliking they would no be considered a member of that category.
► Do you consider all of your friends good friends ➔ Pass.
► Who are/is your best friend(s) ➔ Classified.
► Would you die for them ➔ I have & I will again.
► Who knows everything about you ➔ No one.
While it hasn’t entirely hit him yet, the days drawing closer to Midtown Incident’s first year anniversary has Phil’s mind on Survivor’s Guilt.
10 facts about Phil’s room:
What is their weapon of choice, and what weapon do they dislike using the most?
Contrary to popular belief it’s not his taser. He likes the efficiency of his standard hand gun. This of course does not mean Phil doesn’t find the challenge of using ‘anything as a weapon’ any less entertaining.
What decision in their past did they most analyze and fret over after the fact?
Do they have any allergies or chronic conditions?
Phil still suffers from chest pains and will for the rest of his life.
What do they do when they need comfort? Do they seek out a person, a food, an activity, etc?
Phil heads to the Tower now. It used to be solitude. Used to be locking his office door and resting his head in his palm. Now it’s the sound of Tony and Clint teaching Thor how to play XBox. The distance page flip of one of Natahsa’s magezines. Sometimes he gets the honor of discussing baseball and things with the Cap, or maybe Pepper’s come down to take a break from work just like he has. There’s occasionally even Banner, quiet like Phil tends to be, blending into the background to scribble away at something in comforting silence.
Phil used to need to be alone. Now he doesn’t.
What do their hands look and feel like?
Dexterous, and maybe a few trigger callouses here and there. There’s rough spot over his right hand’s middle finger, where signing off on paperwork has made its mark. A scar or two lightly stretches over knuckle or palm, but any handshake would be warm and welcoming. They’re a little worn is all.
What kind of weather makes them happy, and what kind makes them sad?
Phil enjoys the pleasant days. Not too warm, not too cold, perhaps a cloud or two breezing by. Something calm in a hectic lifestyle.
He does not, however, enjoy the heat. Especially in the evening. It does not bode well for the suit, and he’s had his fill of too many nights spent wide awake on a hard ground and in humid air.
What are they like when they get sick? Do they have a particular system (ears, lungs, etc) that illness gravitates to?
To be frank, Phil becomes a whiner baby. A really bad flu will have him cursing migraines and stuffed sinuses.
What languages do they speak? Do they have any idiosyncrasies or identifiable patterns of speech, word usages, etc?
Phil is fluent in Spanish, French, Portuguese, German and Russian, as most of his operations tend to be in South America and Europe. He never learned Farsi, despite his time in Afghanistan.
As for idiosyncrasies or patterns, it’s been years since Phil’s Chicago roots were predominant. He has a habit of being more formal than he actually cares to be.
As a child, what did they want to be when they grew up? Did they realize their dream?
Okay, yes, Phil wanted to be the next Captain America. When deciding a career path he later boiled it down to helping others. There was a time his family pressured him to choose the usual fields, CIA, Government, etc. Phil chose Army Ranger instead.
What decision in their past did they most analyze and fret over after the fact?
Too many. Phil can calculate and over analyze until his last breath— He’s just thankful there are those who can remind him that to make error is to be human.
What foods do they eat most often? Do they enjoy it?
Phil sits in the middle of fast food and fine dining. When busy with work he’ll settle for anything quick, when socializing with others he’ll pay the bill for fancier restaurants.
Close friends, though, know the comfort of a good old fashion diner.
Do they have children? Do they want children? What names would they choose?
He does not. It would be a lie to say such fantasies haven’t crept into his daydreams— Picket fences and dropping a son or daughter off at soccer practice on the weekends— Phil knows now that’s never going to be in the cards.
He likes the name Grant though. Or Sophaline.
How do they arrange or decorate their living space?
Simple and clean. Any clutter is loose papers or a discarded sleeping shirt or two. Phil doesn’t go so far as to label anything, but everything generally has a place.
14. What are they like when they are drunk?
Phil is like a ninja lightweight. He can down a good amount of the hard stuff without cringing, but it will hit him all at once after it finally settles. When he first joined S.H.I.E.L.D. and learned of the borderline James Bond-esque missions involved, he initially worry this would be a problem. Fortunately, most undercover ops of the like only require a quick sip of champagne and a disappearing act before anything gets too wild.
[[ And I have a whole tag dedicated to what Phil is like when he’s drunk if that says anything. ]]
17. Do they have any pet peeves or petty dislikes, and how do they react to encountering them?
Phil has two major pet peeves:
There is a section on mission reports that most agents either skip over or don’t fill out correctly. It drives him crazy because so many operatives do it, and even though it’s just a small hiccup it still slows down his flow of filing them properly.
The second is New York drivers. End of story.
20. Do they like to travel? How do they pack and prepare?
He enjoys recreational travel. Work related travel has him indifferent because it’s a necessity. Phil packs what he needs. He’s a Ranger. There wasn’t time to worry over extra pairs of socks during his travels.
How do they react to being physically injured or undergoing medical treatment?
Phil keeps a level head and assess what damage he can on his own if there’s no time to see a medic, which is usually the case in the field. When he does receive treatment, he’s respectful and cooperative (For the most part).
Officially deemed dead at the scene
Two instances of cardiac arrest upon resuscitation
Four more on the on table
Three months in classified ICU
Four in physical therapy
And everyday reminding me that wasn’t the first close call.
I may not be the strongest, but I’m still fucking here.
Phil has a habit of
constantly subtly checking his watch for the time.
Phil is good with names. He often looks over the new recruitment rosters so he can match names to faces with exceptional potential.
He also remembers the names of those whom least expect it, simply for the entertainment of witnessing their reaction upon reveal.
“We’ve done all we can do. Tissue regeneration will continue over time, but between the nerve damage and the unknown capabilities of the scepter in general— We dont know if its ever truly going to heal, Sir…”