Half-human and half-machine, Jemma Simmons fights the good fight as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Born in England to a high-level business executive and his wife, Jemma Simmons excelled in the pursuit of biology while in school and settled upon the ever-expanding field of xenobiology as her specialty. Upon graduation, she applied to work for the American intelligence organization S.H.I.E.L.D. and was welcomed into its ranks as an agent. Unfortunately, though Simmons loved her work with S.H.I.E.L.D., while on a mission she was exposed to a substance that led to her becoming a cyborg in order to save her life.
Before having organs and other body parts replaced with high-tech mechanical and computerized substitutes, Jemma Simmons exhibited normal human strength and endurance. Now as a cyborg, her strength has been augmented to super human levels that allow her to lift abnormal weights and even break through metal and other dense materials. In addition, Simmons’ body can now stand up to stress well beyond that of a regular human.
Simmons’ intelligence clocks in at a high-degree and her knowledge of biology is of a superior caliber. She has been trained as a capable S.H.I.E.L.D. field agent and operates well both under orders and on her own, but has been described as being overly sentimental in personal situations.
Associates and Allies
Jemma Simmons has formed close ties to her fellow agents, including Phil Coulson, Melinda May, Leo Fitz, and Daisy Johnson, as well as being open to working alongside costumed individuals during S.H.I.E.L.D. missions. In particular, she feels a very great appreciation for Henry Hayes, the cyborg codenamed “Deathlok.” It was his swift action in replacing her failing body parts with cybernetic substitutes that saved her life.