SWORD - Phase 1
|Organization: Supernatural Watch Observation and Response Department|
|First Seen:||September 12, 2012|
Created by SHIELD to address the increase in incidents involving magic or the supernatural, SWORD is run by Garrison Kane's former FBI partner, Abigail Brand.
|Abigail Brand||SWORD. See individual page for details.
The Supernatural Watch Observation and Response Department (S.W.O.R.D.) is a subset of SHIELD specifically tasked with investigating incidents that appear to have a supernatural or magical origin. It is currently small and quite new, owing its existence to the direct evidence of magical and supernatural incidents over the last several years. SWORD has a small number of dedicated agents who specialize in their fields, and deploys with regular SHIELD personnel and support in the field. Abigail Brand is the Director and reports directly to Nick Fury.
The group was first introduced in the aftermath of the Aitkens, Minnesota incident. They cropped up again in August 2014, after D'Spayre and Spite released her master and, using Tandy Bowen as an avatar, tried to attack New York.
Socked by: Various
Based on the comics canon organisation headed by Abigail Brand, however, since aliens don't exist in X-Project, the focus is on the supernatural instead.