Alphonso Mackenzie/Elena "Yo Yo" Rodriguez

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Pairing: Alphonso Mackenzie/Elena "Yo Yo" Rodriguez
Alternative name(s): MackElena, YoYoMack
Gender category: Het
Fandom: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
(Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Canonical?: Yes
Prevalence: Rare in fandom,
but popular for both characters
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Alphonso Mackenzie/Elena "Yo Yo" Rodriguez is the pairing of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Alphonso Mackenzie and Elena "Yo Yo" Rodriguez, in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and MCU fandoms.


After becoming an Inhuman, Elena Rodriguez believes that her powers are a gift from God, but she comes to the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D. for her vigilante activities. At their first meeting, both Elena and Mack view one another as a threat. She kidnaps him to protect herself, but Mack only tries to talk to her when he realizes that she isn't dangerous. He names her Yo Yo, as her powers allow her to move significant distances at inhuman speed before returning to her original position. She fondly refers to him as turtle man.

They worked closely together as Shield agents, often flirting before beginning a romantic relationship in season 4.


This pairing is rare within the fandom, but is a popular pairing for each of these characters.[1] It often appears as a side pairing in Fitzsimmons and Philinda fics.

In season 3, a flash forward scene suggested an Agent would die in the season finale. Many fans initially believed this could be Yo Yo as her crucifix was seen floating in space, while others feared Yo Yo would gift it to Mack, which she did, and that he would be the one to die. [2] Prior to the season finale, a small number of fics looked at the prospect of Mack sacrificing his life for the team and Yo Yo's grief from losing him. In the finale, Lincoln Campbell died and both Mack and Yo Yo survived.

Common Storylines & Tropes

  • Missing scenes are often fluff, and focus on the development of their relationship, which is not the main focus in canon.
  • Post-Framework fics where Yo Yo helps Mack deal with losing his daughter Hope for the second time.
  • Kid fics in this pairing are usually quite angsty, as Mack still grieves the death of his infant daughter
  • Mission fics where Mack and Yo Yo go undercover as a married couple


Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


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  1. ^ As of 9/1/2018, it is the most popular pairing for Yo Yo and the second most popular pairing for Mack
  2. ^ "Who will be the one to die?".