First look at Mockingbird’s new suit in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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During last night’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights) made her series debut as Bobbi Morse a.k.a. Mockingbird. Today, Marvel has released an image of Palicki in her full tactical suit — and yes, she is blonde (she was undercover after all).

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Speaking with Marvel, costume designer Ann Foley talked about what went into the design of the suit: “I looked at all of her comic appearances and really wanted to try to bring elements of the look from the comics into the costume that we’re doing now for the show because I know it’s important to the fans,” remarked Foley. “It’s important to me to keep certain elements, but we had to change it, obviously, for practicality, because it had to fit into our world. It had to have a kind of tactical feeling to it too so that it made sense in our universe.”

Foley continued, “She’s got rivets that are in the straps across her chest, and those are there as a tribute to the buttons that go down the side of her [most recent] costume [in the comics], as well as the colors that we were using, [which] are a tribute as well. Her colors are navy blue and white with a little bit of black in there, [but] white would not have been pretty on camera so we changed it to grey. [We] still tried to maintain the original style of what was in the comic book because [with] that white panel that goes up her center and down her legs, [so] we’ve mirrored that in her costume but in gray instead of white.”

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I think the addition of Lance Hunter is a huge plus and adds a breath of fresh air to the show. The introduction of [SPOILERS] Mockingbird as Hunter’s she-devil of an ex-wife [/SPOILERS] adds a complicated — albeit really funny — relationship to the show.  It was also nice to see Mockingbird use her double batons [SPOILERS] to take down the Hydra agents when Simmons was ratted out by Reina. [/SPOILERS] It’ll be interesting to see where they take Palicki’s character as news has surfaced Marvel has had thoughts of Mockingbird making an appearance in their films.

What do you think of Mockingbird so far?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 9pm/8c.

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