While my talks of comics usually lean more toward the DC side of things, I AM a Marvel fan as well. (Also while Marvel pisses me off from time to time, at least when they piss me off it's consistent and it almost always goes back to normal. I can't say that with DC.) Now, like a lot of people, I like the Marvel movies. (And before anyone wonders, yes, I did enjoy Iron Man 3 very much. I liked it more than 2, but not more than 1. It's got some serious flaws, but I just enjoyed Robert Downey Jr. so much that I was able to let them all slide.) I liked the Avengers and having seen the trailers for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Series coming out this fall, I'm excited for that too. Now from how it looks like they have the show set up, it seems that it'll explore the Marvel Cinematic Universe in areas that the live action movies just don't have the time, nor inclination to explore. For example, they're never going to make a movie starring N'Kantu the Living Mummy. But it might make a pretty good episode for Halloween or so. And in return, they're not going to introduce someone like Ms. Captain Marvel on the show, because they could do so theatrically, and make a half a billion dollars. They're just not going to introduce the big guys who could get a movie, unless it's a cameo appearance. (By the way, the black guy in hoodie that was shown saving a woman in the show's trailer? I don't think that's Luke Cage... They'll give him a movie. But I think it's Rage from the New Warriors. Similar powers, he's like a lower budgeted Hulk, and we see his image flickering through the comic pages with the Marvel logo at the beginning.)
So, bearing in mind, budgetary limitations as well as limits... This is my top ten B thru E-Lister characters I would love to see make an appearance on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Show.
1. Darkhawk: He's like a simpler Iron Man, who's a teenage boy so they can play that 'teen angst' factor. He's not too powerful, and his costume wouldn't be too expensive to make.
2. The Hood: Parker Robbins is a crime boss with a magically enchanted cloak that make him teleport and stuff. Very budget conscious and could be a lot of fun as a recurring villain. (Plus the cape is connected to Dormmamu, who's Doctor Strange's big baddie, so they can use that as a build up of sorts.)
3. Spider-Woman: Just for no other reason than to establish that she's got no connection to Peter Parker at all, so Sony can't touch her. Hell, if they have to... Just refer to her as Jessica Drew. Plus she's got that connection with Hydra and later S.H.I.E.L.D., so that could be fun to play with as well.
4. Werewolf by Night: Dude, it's a werewolf. That's just begging to be a Halloween episode!
5. Sleepwalker: A scary looking alien that seems to want to help, but no one trusts him. We got concepts of reality warping and dream manipulation... Come on, you're telling me that couldn't be an awesome episode?
6. Red Ghost: He's a Russian scientist with super-apes. That's inexpensive and quirky enough to be a good recurring villain.
7. Molecule Man and Volcana: Granted I know it's cheating having two in one here, but they're historically a couple, and their story's pretty good. He's a near omnipotent villain who can do almost anything, but is crippled with tragic self-esteem issues. He's not really evil, but get's manipulated into it a lot. His girlfriend Volcana, is a pretty damn awesome lady who loves him and is a source of support for him and tries to guide him the right way. (She's like a lower, more cost effective Human Torch.) Plus it'd be nice to see a female character on TV that's not a super-model twig.
8. Pasty Walker: Hellcat: This is basically a character custom made for a Whedon-helmed show. She's fun, snarky and charming. She could even be the star of her own show.
9. Cloud 9: Teenage girl, who manipulates clouds and gases. Not really a superhero, but just likes having powers.
10. Power Pack: Once again, it's cheating, as there's four of them. But it's a fun four. Their powers aren't very special effects heavy. (Or as least anything that would be expensive. I've seen all their powers handled on other live televisions shows dating back to the old "My Secret Identity" and "Superboy" TV shows. (And that was the 80s, before CGI came into play.) Alex is a good kid, Julie's pretty cool, Jack's a cool smartass, and Katie is adorable. I mean, hell... It's perfect if they ever want to have a spin-off.
So yeah, those are my top ten. Feel free to add your own.