Jemma Simmons

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Name: Jemma Simmons
Occupation: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Title/Rank: Biochemist, Level 7 Clearance
Location: United States
Status: Alive
Relationships: Leo Fitz (Husband & teammate),
Phil Coulson (Team leader), Grant Ward (ex-Teammate/enemy), Melinda May (Teammate), Skye (Teammate), Antoine Triplett (teammate), Lance Hunter (teammate), Bobbi Morse (teammate), Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie (teammate), Deke Shaw (Grandson)
Fandom: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (MCU)
Other: Portrayed by Elizabeth Henstridge.
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Jemma Simmons is an scientist agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and specializes in life sciences (both human and alien) for Phil Coulson's team.


Jemma Simmons is recruited by Phil Coulson, to join his team. She is a young genius and a bio-chemist, who excelled at Shield's Academy. Although they work well together, Jemma and her team mate Leo Fitz often bicker. When Fitz expresses romantic feelings for her, she points out that she only saw him as a friend.

In Season 2, Jemma takes a more active role in missions, even going undercover with Hydra's Science Division. She is swallowed by the Monolith and transported to an alien planet. She meets another human Will Daniels who explains that a terrifying creature lives on this planet and killed his entire team. Returning to Earth, Jemma is determined to go back and rescue Will. She is helped by Fitz, who still has feelings for her, and Jemma can't understand his reasoning for helping her save the other man she loves. Despite their efforts, Will cannot be saved as he has already been consumed by the creature, Hive. While working to defeat Hive, Jemma and Fitz begin a romantic relationship.

In Season 4, Jemma has a senior position in Shield, working with the organisation's new Director Jeffrey Mace. She shows herself capable of betraying her new boss to protect her friends and team mates, lying to protect Daisy Johnson. She is happy in her relationship with Fitz, as they plan to move in together.

In Season 5, Jemma is transported to a apocalyptic future, where the remnants of the human race are subjugated by the Kree. The leader of the Kree enslaves her, as Jemma's medical skills are valuable. Once reunited with Fitz, Jemma asks him to marry her. Soon after the team return to the present, they were married. When Jemma learns that Deke Shaw is her grandson, she believes that she and Fitz are invincible.


Jemma is a popular character in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fandom, often appreciated for her fandom/pop culture references[1]. In June 2014, there was a character appreciation week for Jemma titles "Simmonsweek".


The most popular het pairings for Jemma Simmons are with Leo Fitz and Grant Ward, with other het pairings fairly common/rare for Jemma; she's been paired up with: Phil Coulson, Jasper Sitwell, Antoine Triplett. The most common femslash pairing are Jemma/Skye and Bobbi Morse; a rare femslash pairing for Jemma is with Melinda May. Jemma is often expanded into a threesome, with Leo Fitz, Grant Ward, Phil Coulson, Skye, and Antoine Triplett.

Jemma has also been paired up with other characters from the MCU, such as Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, Clint Barton, and Tony Stark.

In season 3, Jemma was romantically linked with Will Daniels while stranded on an alien planet. Some fans instantly took to the ship (later likening to Jemma/Ward due to Will having some of Ward's early S1 personality & them sharing several similar scenes), others hated the idea of Jemma needing a man there in her storyline.


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  1. Gif pic-spam of Jemma mentioning Hermione Granger, TARDIS, Dr. Watson, and Minecraft
  2. I want fic. Science Twins and Science Bros. Gifset by agntq, accessed 11 July 2014.