Season 5 of Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ has been a real doozy so far. Between the adventure through time and space to the ongoing saga of Coulson’s impending (second) death to the most recent tragic character development of Agent Fitz and his struggle with his Framework counterpart, Marvel’s resident ragtag gang of spies have been left worse for wear in recent episodes.
Perhaps none have been changed as drastically as Yo-Yo Rodriguez AKA Slingshot who lost both arms during a battle with Ruby (played by Dove Cameron) and her army of goons.
The last few weeks have seen her and Mack deal with the ramifications of this traumatic turn of events with little to no hope for the future. That was until last week. After a run-in with a few of General Hale’s sleeper robot agents in a floating vessel ship (this show is weird), MAck gifted some robotic arms to the woman he loves. Now it looks like Simmons has figured out a way to turn those arms into replacements for Yo-Yo, bringing her character closer to Slingshot’s comic book interpretation. See for yourself below:
This capture is from episode 16 which will air on April 16 but IGN.com caught up with executive producers Jeff Bell and Jed Whedon who explained that Natalia Cordova-Buckley, who plays Yo-Yo, has been eager to get her version of the character up to speed with the comic book version.
“We’re just being true to the character, you know? In the comics, when you first meet her in Secret Warriors – her first fight ever, she loses both arms,” Bell says.
“And Natalia’s been asking us for years,” Whedon adds.
Here’s what Yo-Yo looks like in action within the pages of Marvel Comics.
What do you think? Do you like this current spin on the character? Are you happy Marvel Television is making the effort to make their takes on the characters more like their comic book counterparts? Feel free to let us know in the comments below and @superbromovies.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on Fridays at 9/8c on ABC.
After Agent Coulson and the team escaped the Framework and awakened back in the real world, they battled L.M.D. (Life Model Decoy) AIDA who had become fully human – and given herself multiple Inhuman abilities. After defeating AIDA with the help of Ghost Rider, the team went to a diner to celebrate but were interrupted by a mysterious man who rendered them frozen. Later, Coulson woke up onboard a station… in space.