Special Agent Abigail Brand is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics' universe. Abigail Brand is the commanding officer of S.W.O.R.D., a S.H.I.E.L.D. offshoot that deals with defending the Earth from extraterrestrial threats. Almost no details about her personal life have been revealed, but she is known to be twenty-eight years old as of the Skrull's "Secret Invasion"
Brand's green hair is a trait that has long been associated with S.H.I.E.L.D.'s enemy HYDRA, and Wolverine disparagingly referred to her as "Hydra-hair" at their first meeting. She revealed in Giant Sized Astonishing X-Men #1 that this is her natural color, inherited from her blue-furred extraterrestrial father. Neither her father's name or species have yet been revealed.Brand has a tattoo on each biceps; one reads "Grace", the other "Anna". The significance of these tattoos has yet to be revealed.Her half-alien heritage has given her the ability to coat at least her hands in some type of blue energy flame that is potent enough to burn through most metals and her tongue the ability to shape alien languages that humans are unable to make.