Alexander Goodwin Pierce
S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent, Secret Warriors (leader)
Place of Birth
Long Island, New York
Alexander Pierce is a trained S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent, and is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant and marksman.
Alexander Pierce majored at the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy in civilian surveillance. He served in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s
Accounting Department before he became a "sleeper agent" for S.H.I.E.L.D.
as an expert in decoding dispatches from the subversive
organization HYDRA. (To learn about the teams highlighted above, just click on their names.)
Later, when S.H.I.E.L.D. was secretly taken over by the Deltites (artificially created duplicates of human beings), the Deltites forced
S.H.I.E.L.D. Public Director Nick Fury
into the role of a renegade and fugitive. It was Fury who recruited Alexander Pierce to
function as his right-hand man. The two worked together in a series of
break-ins at different S.H.I.E.L.D. installations. The information they acquired was then carefully leaked and inaccurate. Pierce then functioned as a contact between Nick Fury and Tony Stark. Afterward, he accompanied Fury to Hong Kong following false leads in search of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s stolen Helicarrier Power Core. After escaping an ambush at HYDRA's Hong Kong base, Pierce accompanied Fury to the Himalayas, along with their prisoner, Madame Hydra.
Unable to withstand the bitter cold, they were saved from certain death
when they were seized by the Deltites and brought to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s
orbiting satellite. However, with the aid of Madame Hydra, Pierce and a group of
S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were able to escape and took part in a battle that led to the
destruction of the Deltites. (To learn about the above highlighted characters and/or vehicle, just click on their names. Note: Beware of the low-cut outfit worn by one in the background on Nick Fury's bio page.)
At one point, S.H.I.E.L.D. was disbanded, and Alexander Pierce stayed on as a custodian of the skyscraper that once served as the team's headquarters. However, after the Death’s Head Squadron attacked, former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Contessa Valentina Allegro De Fontaine and Al MacKenzie
called on Alexander Pierce to find out where Fury was located. Afraid that Fury would be
next on the squadron's list, Pierce joined the two agents in finding Fury. (To learn about the character above, just click on her highlighted name.)
Later on, Alexander Pierce joined the new version of S.H.I.E.L.D. that Fury organized. He was given command of Team Black--one of Fury's three Secret Warriors teams with his newly organized S.H.I.E.L.D. With Pierce at the lead, Team Black's objective was to gather intelligence on HYDRA.
More recently, the time had come for the major offensive attack against HYDRA that Nick Fury had been
building toward. Their target was Hell's Heaven--a secret HYDRA in China. Alexander Pierce and his Team Black were sent by Fury, along with two Helicarriers full of members of the Howling Commandos Private Military Company--led by
Dum-Dum Dugan--to carry out the attack. HYDRA's forces were
overwhelmed by the assault. Pierce and his Team Black breached the facility's security
along with a small unit of Howling Commandos and planted an explosive
right in the heart of Hell's Heaven. Then Pierce and his team left as the base was destroyed behind them. (Click on the highlighted name above to learn about Dum Dum Dugan.)
There is nothing there, but here is the link to Alexander Pierce's bio on Marvel.com, http://marvel.com/universe/Pierce,_Alexander.