Yo-Yo Rodriguez

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Yo-Yo Rodriguez
Secret Warriors Vol 1 12.jpg
Yo-Yo Rodriguez (center) and Stonewall (right) being attacked by Hive on the cover of Secret Warriors Vol 1 #12.
Art by Jim Cheung.
Publication information
First appearance The Mighty Avengers #13 (July 2008)
Created by Brian Michael Bendis (Writer)
Alex Maleev (Artist)
In-story information
Team affiliations Secret Warriors
Notable aliases Slingshot
Abilities Superhuman speed

Yo-Yo Rodriguez, also known as Slingshot, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

On the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., she is played by Natalia Cordova-Buckley.

Publication history[edit]

Yo-Yo Rodriguez first appeared in The Mighty Avengers #13 and was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Yo-Yo Rodriguez is the Puerto-Rican daughter of the Griffin. She is recruited by Nick Fury to join his anti-Skrull task force.[1] This team becomes known as the Secret Warriors.[2]

Both of her arms are severed by the Gorgon, and she is temporarily unable to remain active with the team.[3] However, both arms are later replaced with prosthetics,[4] and she returns to active duty.[5]

Slingshot is believed killed in a confrontation with the Wrecking Crew.[6]

Powers and abilities[edit]

She can run at superhuman speed, then bounces back to the point where she began.

In other media[edit]

Yo-Yo Ridríguez, played by Natalia Cordova-Buckley in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

A version of Yo-Yo Rodriguez appears in the TV series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., portrayed by Natalia Cordova-Buckley. She first appeared in the episode "Bouncing Back".[7] Elena Rodriguez, nicknamed "Yo-Yo" due to her power, is a "street-wise Colombian woman given Inhuman abilities",[7] namely the ability to move at super speed for the duration of one heartbeat before returning to the point from which she started. She first comes into contact with S.H.I.E.L.D. in the episode "Bouncing Back" when they investigate her for stealing weapons from the corrupt members of the National Police of Colombia led by Victor Ramon and the Inhuman Lucio where the two of them later kill her cousin Francisco. She grows close to Mack, who nicknames her "Yo-Yo", and eventually agrees to join the Secret Warriors where she helps to fight the forces of Hive. After the signing of the Sokovia Accords, Rodriguez returns to her life with occasional monitoring by S.H.I.E.L.D. Cordova-Buckley reprises her role in a six-part online digital series titled Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot.[8] The six-part series showed Elena on the hunt for her old enemy Victor Ramon who has allied with the Watchdogs.


  1. ^ Mighty Avengers #13
  2. ^ Secret Invasion #3
  3. ^ Secret Warriors #3
  4. ^ Secret Warriors #8
  5. ^ Secret Warriors #9
  6. ^ Secret Warriors #1 (2017)
  7. ^ a b "'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Recruits Natalia Cordova-Buckley to the Secret Warriors – News – Marvel.com". marvel.com. 
  8. ^ CS (December 6, 2016). "Agents of SHIELD: LMD and a Slingshot Digital Series are Coming". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 

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