Well, we need something to talk about with another rerun airing!
So, I’ve been reading all the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. threads and I think I’ve seen all of the SDMB speculation about who The Clairvoyant might be but I don’t think I’ve seen anybody propose this theory that just popped into my head.
Any chance The Clairvoyant is actually The Leader?
In various Threads discussing the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ve figured out that the passage of time is fairly on track with real time. So, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Leader got his origin event six years ago and we’ve heard nothing from him since. Also, there’s no Hulk sequel scheduled as of yet so if they’re saving him for a Hulk sequel he will by that time have been sitting around twiddling his thumbs for a very long time doing absolutely nothing.
I don’t follow the comics, but on the Wiki page his powers are described thusly:
Seems like a pretty good contender. Thoughts?
Point against my theory: on the Wiki page, it says that according to the Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-in comics, he was detained by S.H.I.E.L.D. shortly after his origin event. I don’t know how cannon the tie-in comics are (though, I suppose that there’s not much point in having a comics series set in the same Universe if it’s not going to be treated as canon). Even so, that’s plenty of time for him to have escaped or he could be somehow running the show from captivity (none of the people working for him have ever met him).