The Mandroids are combat-ready multi-purpose drones, which serves as S.H.I.E.L.D.'s armored agents. The Mandroids were created from scans taken of the Iron Man armor. Over the years the mandroids were an off the books program led by Director Fury. This proved to be vital, as the Mandroids would have been discovered by HYDRA if the files were on the SHIELD database. Once the Mandroids were fully operational they were activated to assist SHIELD and the Avengers in times of crisis.