Skye was a hacker working with the Rising Tide hactivist collective who is now a level 1 S.H.I.E.L.D. agent as part of Agent Phil Coulson's team on the Bus. During her training to become a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Agent Grant Ward was her supervising officier. As an infant, Skye was classified as an 0-8-4 by S.H.I.E.L.D. for unknown reasons. At the orphanage they gave her the name Mary Sue Poots.