The Strategic Homeland Intervention, Espionage and Logistics Division, previously known as the Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division and the Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate, and better known by its acronym SHIELD, is the premiere Meta-Human response military and law-keeping force. Lead by decorated war-hero Nick Fury, SHIELD has numerous divisions and projects made to engage super-human threats or to take advantage of their powers to create weaponry. Becoming a member of SHIELD has numerous perks, such as access to the fanciest toys on the planet, the ability to quickly travel around the world and the benefits of being able to work in a specialized squad of fellow soldiers. Still, the decision to join with SHIELD should not be taken lightly- SHIELD Agents are expected to follow orders by their superiors, regardless of your input, and displeasing them is less than helpful to your prolonged existance. SHIELD also has a tendency to tread the line between Good and Anti-Heroes, which can cause issues with some members.
Supervillain Players may wish to take advantage of the perks of being a SHIELD agent without turning away from their morality. The rival organization of HYDRA provides many of the same benefits.