Burnell is a computer programmed character in the Framework. He is a student of Phil Coulson at the Alexander Pierce High School who opposed HYDRA's control over their society and, as a result, was taken to a Enlightenment Center. There he was rescued by Coulson and the Patriot, who sacrificed his own life to save Burnell and all of the other children from harm.
"I mean, that's how HYDRA a does it, right? You and Mr. Coulson, I mean, y'all lie to us every day. You know, th.. that HYDRA isn't a bunch of Nazis, and... and that you don't steal kids out of school?"