AGENT SHIELD (Simon N. Kirby)
Real Name: Simon N. Kirby
Joined Mighty Crusaders: Not a member of the Mighty Crusaders, but has been assigned to work with members of the Mighty Crusaders as needed.
First Appearance: Agent Shield #1, June 2018
Kirby is a third generation F.B.I. Special Agent with 5 years of service to the bureau. He specialized in organized crime and has done some undercover work, infiltrating and arresting members of hate groups. Agent Kirby was on the fast track for promotion but his supervisor Michael Infantino was worried Kirby was after his job and had him assigned to head up the Ultra Agent Program. In 1963 Congress passed the Ultra Hero Registration program. With public concern over the emergence of Ultra Heroes and Villians, all Ultra Heroes were required to register with the F.B.I., reveal their secret identity and be deputized by the F.B.I. Anyone failing to register was listed as an Ultra Villian and subject to arrest. However, with a lack of funding for the program, the law remained unenforced. President Trump funded the program for the first time with his 2018 budget. Agent Kirby was assigned to head up the program which included suiting himself up as an ultra hero and actively registering ultra heroes and call upon them as needed to police the ultra villains, keep them in line and bring them in when they cross the line. Ultra Service is considered to be a high profile assignment and an honor by the bureau. However, among the agents, the assignment is considered a joke and with way too much attention for higher ups and no ability to advance. Kirby filed an official protest when assigned to the position and had a strong desire to continue in his prior role in the organized crime unit. Both Kirby and Infantino believe this will halt any advancement of Kirby’s career. Despite his disdain for his new role, he has been successful in keeping the ultra community of vigilantes from violating federal laws, protecting civilians and making sure that ultra-villains can be prosecuted for their crimes.
Expert Martial Artist: Kirby is highly trained in multiple martial arts and hand-to-hand combat styles. Equivalent to a mid-level MMA fight.
Multilingualism: Kirby is fluent in English and Spanish, He also speaks some Russian and German, albeit not fluently and speaks with a strong American accent but can understand what is said to him.
Master Tactician: An accomplished logistics specialist, Kirby assesses tactical situations and implements equipment and personnel as needed. He is also very proficient at designing ops. He is also a recognized expert on analysis, being able to run possible scenarios for any given information, and quickly recognize the probable one.
Expert Interrogator: Kirby is an expert in interrogations, knowing how to gather intelligence from rather small bits of information. Over time he has developed an uncanny ability to tell the difference between truth and bull shit no matter how well it is told.
The uniform is made from 9-ply Kevlar (able to withstand ballistic impact up to .45 caliber bullets) and a fire-resistant material whose kindling temperature is 1,700 °F (930 °C). The chest piece is a ceramic trauma plate comprised of boron carbide, with a Vickers Hardness of 38 GPa, Elastic Modulus 460 GPa and fracture toughness 3.5 MPa·m.
Agent Shield #1-50
Agent Shield Special #1
Agent Shield Battle Box #1