How did Nick Fury lose his eye and get his eye patch?

  • In The Avengers (2012), Nick fury wears an eye patch. I did my homework, and Wikipedia gave me one explanation:

    Fury's injured left eye, though initially minimally affected by a grenade blast during World War II, has over the decades resulted in a 95% loss of vision in this eye.

    However, I doubt Nick Fury from the movie got it for the same reason, he probably did not participate to World War II and he was not in Captain America's frozen luggage.

    Also, in several closeups, you can see black veins extending from his eye patch, and 3 parallel scars like he was scratched by claws.

    Nick Fury photo of his eyepatch

    If we include information from the comic books and other sources, what's the explanation for the loss of his eye and the scars around it we see in the movie?

    I thought he did participate in WW2 - weren't he and Dum Dum Duggan and someone else part of Cap's team dealing with the Red Skull? hmmm... no, it looks like just Dum Dum and Gabe...

    The one clue we have is that it seems to be the result of a betrayal: in *Captain America: The Winter Soldier*, Nick Fury tells Cap, "the last time I trusted someone, I lost an eye." No details on who that might be, but it's a notable clue.

    Captain Marvel trailer dropped today. Nick Fury appears with both eyes undamaged. This movie is set in the 1990s. I think there's a high likelihood that this movie will answer the question.

  • DavRob60

    DavRob60 Correct answer

    2 years ago

    Spolier for Captain Marvel (2019)

    It’s Goose, the Cat/Flerken that scratches Fury right across the eye.

    I believe Goose is simply a Flerken; it’s just that Flerkens, to the untrained eye, look very similar to earth’s domestic cat.

    @PaulD.Waite Indeed, but Goose is first introduced as a cat, we only learn later that it's a Flerken.

    Makes me wonder whether the claw scratches as shown in the question was foreshadowing that scene in Captain Marvel.

    That is one hell of a brick joke. +1 to the question for sure, as I had to make sure it was set up so long ago.

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