Selvig was accompanying Kobik in Pleasant Hill’s daycare, when Baron Zemo unleashed a coordinated assault on the town using an army of villains who had snapped out of their reality-warped selves—a conflict sparked by the Red Skull. Scared by the sudden destruction being sown by the villains, Kobik ran away. Moonstone confronted Selvig to find her location, but was unsuccessful. Selvig returned to his home and remained there until Steve Rogers arrived with Maria Hill to get her medical help after Red Skull lured her in while posing as an inhabitant named Father Patrick.
With the intent to rewrite Rogers’ past and allegiance, Selvig nursed Hill and helped Rogers find Kobik. Both Selvig and Maria Hill later tried to escape from Pleasant Hill. but were intercepted by the Trapster and brought to the town hall. The town hall served as Zemo’s rebellion headquarters, as well as a jail.
Kobik had been abducted by Zemo and trapped inside a device that would strip her of her sentience, turning her into a regular Cosmic Cube. When the Avengers arrived to the scene, they rescued Kobik. Selvig tried to convince Kobik to return to his side, but the child showed her disillusion with her experience among humans due to the way S.H.I.E.L.D. used her. She teleported both Baron Zemo and Erik Selvig to the Himalayas out of resentment. As they tried to find their way back to civilization, Zemo forced Selvig to come with him, intending to use him for his plans.
Zemo was eventually tracked down to Bagalia where Captain America confronted him. The Super-Soldier’s allegiance had been rewritten by Kobik and he was answering to the Red Skull, who ordered Rogers to dispose of Selvig. Instead of killing Selvig, Captain America faked his death and kept him at an undisclosed location.
Once Zemo recovered the fragmented pieces of Kobik’s Cosmic Cube form after her human form was destroyed, Selvig was ordered to merge the shards back together. However, this would have required him to destroy Kobik’s sentience, something Selvig refused to do since he saw Kobik as a daughter. After safeguarding the pieces away from Zemo, Selvig killed himself.