ComicBook.com can exclusively reveal your first look at Natalia Cordova-Buckley (McFarland, USA) as Elena Rodriguez on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Rodriguez is described as a street-wise Colombian woman given Inhuman abilities and is based on the character Slingshot from the Secret Warriors comic series.
In the Marvel Comics universe, Rodriguez – who goes by the nickname “Yo-Yo” – is the daughter of the villain called Griffin. She has the ability to move at super speed and then snap back to the spot she started from, hence the nickname and codename. She is one of the Caterpillars recruited by Nick Fury into the Secret Warriors. During an operation, Slingshot has both of her arms cut off by the Gorgon, one of Hydra’s deadliest agents. Slingshot is fitted with two prosthetic replacements and returns to active duty as a member of the team.
When Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns, Coulson is more determined than ever to get to Gideon Malick and put an end to Hydra once and for all in the aftermath of his trip to Maveth. Meanwhile, Daisy and the team encounter more Inhumans who have powers like they’ve never seen before, but will they be friends or enemies of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, March 8 on ABC.