Re: MCU-ize Marvel Characters
Although now that I think about it, the SRS in CA:TFA had Peggy Carter, who was obviously British...
Anyway, continuing on the SHIELD kick:
S.W.O.R.D.: In the aftermath of the invasion of Manhattan, the World Security Council and US Government created a sister agency to SHIELD, entitled the Sentient World Observation and Response Department, or SWORD, which was to deal with threats from outer space. The reasons for this were twofold: the first, official reason was that the WSC thought SHIELD was being stretched too thin trying to handle both terrestrial and extraterrestrial threats. The second, real reason was that the WSC was sure that Fury had become too much of a wild card, and that SWORD would with luck serve as a check on him. SWORD is currently run by the Abigail Brand, a loyal but antagonistic and eccentric woman who gets the job done but often pisses people off in the process (especially Fury, although the two both admit that the other is good at what they do).
The Raft: With the great increase of meta-level crime and threats, normal jails just wouldn't do. So the WSC and SHIELD created the Raft, a super-high-security prison. Transfers from other SHIELD facilities began shortly after the invasion of Manhattan, against the wishes of Nick Fury, who thought that putting the world's worst criminals in one facility was another one of the WSC's stupid-ass ideas. Current inhabitants include Samuel Sterns (who has begun to demand that people call him "The Leader"), Emil Blonsky (taken by warrant from the command General Ross, codenamed "Abomination") and a strange computer that claims to be WWII era mad scientist Arnim Zola.
Marvel. DC. Indies. Who cares? Can't we all get along?