Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been slyly dropping minor Inhumans Easter Eggs since the middle of the first season. While there are some fans who deny these are Inhumans references, citing a television budget for why it wouldn’t be true, their denials just come off as a flimsy attempt to save face for not seeing it for themselves before now. We’ve listed five of the biggest Inhumans Easter Eggs the show has featured for the Inhumans so far, but last night’s episode gave one of the biggest yet.
In bringing the Coulson mystery to a close and finally explaining what the T.A.H.I.T.I. facility was, a major concept of the Inhumans was introduced (although not by name). Those Kree symbols Coulson and others have been obsessed with? They’re not a map like Skye thought. Instead they’re blueprints for a giant city. It’s also an ancient city, as one of the G.H. flashbacks established that the source of the alien blood pre-dated the pyramids and he was trying to reach this city.
The city is known by comic fans as Attilan.
It’s the ancestral home of the Inhumans and the center of their universe. At one point it was located in the Himalayas, and then on the moon, and most recently it was floating above New York City. In the comics, Attilan was just destroyed by Black Bolt during the Infinity event where Thanos came to the city to find his Inhuman son. The destruction of Attilan, and the resulting Terrigen cloud that’s floating around Earth and triggering countless new Inhumans, set up the current state of the Marvel universe and set things up for a larger focus on the characters in the comics.
Finding the ancient city of Attilan before Hydra is now the Agents’ quest in the series, the only question is how long it’ll be before we hear the name spoken.