Melinda Qiaolian May

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Melinda Qiaolian May is a fictional character that originated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) before appearing in Marvel Comics. She is a S.H.I.E.L.D. ace pilot and weapons expert, nicknamed "the Cavalry". Joss Whedon had the character, originally listed with the name Agent Althea Rice on casting sheets, "rolling around in his head" for a long time. Wen was given some backstory for the character to prepare, but was not told how she gained her reputation. When May's past was later revealed, Wen called it "devastating ... To have learned what she had to do, for the good of the many ... I can understand why it would traumatize her so much and cause her to retreat." Wen called May "unconventionally maternal", and found that it is her relationship with Coulson rather than any feelings about S.H.I.E.L.D. that make her stay in the organization.

May is portayed by Ming-Na Wen in the MCU. 

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Melinda Qiaolian May is a fictional character that originated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) before appearing in Marvel Comics. She is a S.H.I.E.L.D. ace pilot and weapons expert, nicknamed "the Cavalry". Joss Whedon had the character, originally listed with the name Agent Althea Rice on casting sheets, "rolling around in his head" for a long time. Wen was given some backstory for the character to prepare, but was not told how she gained her reputation. When May's past was later revealed, Wen called it "devastating ... To have learned what she had to do, for the good of the many ... I can understand why it would traumatize her so much and cause her to retreat." Wen called May "unconventionally maternal", and found that it is her relationship with Coulson rather than any feelings about S.H.I.E.L.D. that make her stay in the organization.

May is portayed by Ming-Na Wen in the MCU. 

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