|Series:||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.|
|Location:||Los Angeles, California|
|Relatives:||Mike Peterson |
Ace Peterson is a fictional child and a recurring character on the ABC television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Played by actor J. August Richards, he first appeared in the pilot episode of the series.
Ace Peterson is the young son of former L.A. factory worker, Mike Peterson. In 2013, Mike volunteered for a secret experiment that gave him superhuman strength. He kept his talents secret from most people, but Ace knew what his father could do, emphasising the notion that they were a "team". 
The leader of the Centipede program that gave Mike his abilities, the Clairvoyant, wanted to insure Peterson's loyalty to his goals. After Mike had been gravely injured in an explosion, he was converted into a cyborg assassin code named Deathlok. The Clairoyant had Ace Peterson kidnapped and helped captive in a laboratory. Should Mike ever break through his brainwashing, the boy would serve as their literal "ace in the hole".
A S.H.I.E.L.D. consultant named Skye rescued Ace Peterson, allowing Mike to turn against the Clairvoyant's agents, who were secretly members of the international terrorist cartel known as HYDRA.
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The character of Ace Peterson was created by director Joss Whedon and writers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.
- Ace Peterson is a character who is unique to the continuity of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series and does not have a Marvel Comics counterpart.
- Playing the role of Ace Peterson is Ajani Wrighster's first work in television.
- The name of Ace Peterson's mother has not been revealed, though it is known that he has an aunt named Mindy.