When criminal scientist Calvin Zabo experimented on himself he inadvertently altered his own genetic makeup and passed on abnormal qualities to his illegitimate daughter, Daisy Johnson. After being given up for adoption by her birth mother, Johnson grew up a troubled yet highly intelligent youth and eventually dropped out of high school to fend for herself on the streets. During one incident of stealing, she exhibited the ability to create earthquake-like vibrations when she became angry and anxious.
Nick Fury, the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., noticed Johnson and ensured her entry into the spy organization so he could monitor her development as an agent. The young woman excelled at the challenge and swiftly rose in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s ranks to take on an important role as one of Fury’s most trusted operatives. During this time, she honed her powers to a fine degree of control and discovered that her father’s experimentation activated already existing Inhuman genes within her, gifting her with her earthquake ability. This power has also earned her the infrequently used codename “Quake.”
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Johnson has the ability to produce massive vibratory waves of power that cause earthquake-like effects, augmented by special gauntlets she wears. She has fine-tuned this ability to be able to impact very small areas as well as large ones, and remains largely immune to the effect herself. Beyond her powers, she is a skilled S.H.I.E.L.D. agent with extensive training and experience in personal combat, weapons, and covert operations.