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Ms. Marvel
Biographical information
Real name

Carol Danvers

Alternative name(s)

Ms. Marvel
Warbird

Physical description
Species

Mutated human

Gender

Female

Hair color

Blonde

Eye color

Blue

Personal information
Powers

Flight
Superhuman Strength
Energy Projection
Energy Absorption

Chronological and political information
Affiliation

United States Air Force/Special Investigations
S.H.I.E.L.D.
S.W.O.R.D.
Avengers

Production details
First appearance

459

Voiced by

Jennifer Hale

Image gallery (24)
"Who's up for a little first contact?"
―Carol Danvers[src]

Carol Danvers is a friend of Janet van Dyne. She worked with Dr. Philip Lawson, until he was found out to be the Kree scientist also known as Captain Marvel. After encountering the Sentry-459, she was exposed to the cosmic energy that was flowing over Lawson. Carol was transferred to a hospital for recovery, where she discovered she had gained powers from her exposure of Captain Marvel's energy.

She later became Ms. Marvel, she joined S.W.O.R.D. and later the Avengers.

Biography

Carol and Phil

Captain Philip Lawson and Major Carol Danvers

Carol Danvers enlisted in the United States Air Force out of high school so that she could fly fighter jets, to which she has a fascination of. She eventually attained the rank of Major, and joined the 102nd Squadron under the call sign "Warbird". Not long after, she was pulled into Special Investigations due to her strong beliefs in law and order.[1]

Afterwards, she worked alongside Dr. Philip Lawson in a special satellite base in Colorado. After an attack by a 459 Sentry, Lawson revealed himself to be a Kree warrior/scientist known as Captain Marvel. During the battle, an explosion caught both Marvel and Danvers in the middle, causing Danvers to be exposed by the cosmic energy flowing around Mar-Vell. Carol was transferred to a hospital for recovery, where she discovered she had gained powers from her exposure. She was later tasked as second-in-command to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Extra-Terrestrial Division known as S.W.O.R.D..

Joining the Avengers

Later, Danvers returned to S.W.O.R.D. as second-in-command at Damocles Base. As the Kree landed their ship and got on the ground, Carol questioned Captain Marvel's motives behind allowing the Kree to invade her planet, as she had thought all the time he was in space he was fighting for the rights of the planet. She was quickly brushed aside by a few Kree soldiers. When the Kree attacked, she teamed up with Iron Man, "Captain America", and The Hulk against Ronan and the now-enemy known as Mar-Vell. After the battle, both were inprisoned in Area 42 and Iron Man offered Ms. Marvel a spot on The Avengers which she excitedly accepted.

Leaving the Avengers

She often helped the Avengers on occasions. Her membership with the team was celebrated at a diner with Iron Man, Wasp, Hawkeye and Captain America, they were attacked by Griffin, whom the other Avengers let her fight due to her being the newest. She stayed with the Avengers until Iron Man told his teammates about the Skrull infiltration and accused one of them of being a Skrull spy before they fight among themselves. After their clash, Iron Man left the team along with Ms. Marvel and Black Panther leaving only Hulk, Wasp, Hawkeye and Captain America (Skrull) left on the team.

Skrull invasion

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Ms. Marvel teams up with the Skrull Avengers, whom she did not know were Skrulls at the time, to fight the real Black Panther and the Wakanda forces.

While working for S.W.O.R.D., she noticed a Skrull ship crashing. She called in her former Avengers teammates and went up to the ship. The ship contained all of the Avengers, claiming they had been captured by the Skrulls and escaped because of Hulk's rage destroying their prisons.

When the real Black Panther arrived at the scene, she was convinced by the Avengers that he was a Skrull and attacked him with them.

She was convinced that Black Panther was himself when Wasp and Hawkeye came to assist him. After the Skrulls were defeated by the Avengers, she apologized to him for mistaking him for a Skrull. She interrogated the Iron Man (Skrull) and questioned his involvement with his species. After the interrogation, she left Wakanda with Wasp and Hawkeye to defend Earth from the Skrulls.

She helped Iron Man, Thor, and Hawkeye find Captain America and Spider-Man after the Serpent Society attacked them.

Assault on 42

When Ms. Marvel, Thor, Captain America, and Wasp took Whirlwind to Prison 42, Annihilus attacked them. The prisioners helped them fight him and his Negative Zone Bugs. Blizzard, Radioactive Man, and Whirlwind were killed. Ms. Marvel protected the portal with some S.H.E.I.L.D. agents. She was about to destory the gateway so the bugs could not get to Earth and destroy life when Abomination and The Leader came and disrupted the sheilds protecting Annihilus. The Avengers defeated him and the bugs fled. The prisoners were either taken to Hydro-Base or sent back to their cells.
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Hawkeye apologizing to Ms. Marvel after destroying her robot doppelganger.

The Return of Ultron

Ultron, who is a previous foe of the Avengers, returned with a new AI: Vision. The robot attacked a few Avengers in Wakanda and faced Carol when he abducted Wasp. While saving Wasp, she encountered a few robotic versions of the Avengers, including a robotic version of herself. This lead to confrontation between her and her robotic counterpart, resulting in her as the winner. After Vision saved Wasp and defeated Ultron, she welcomed Vision to join the Avengers, after repairs.

Virus

Soon after defeating Ultron, an unknown virus was passed around New York City. The disease made the contractor look like Red Skull and become very weak in strength. Ms. Marvel fought off Doc Samson when he lead an invasion on the Avengers Mansion in an attempt to quarantine the team. As he arrived, she proclaimed that the Avengers didn't allow merely anyone into their mansion. As she hovered in the air, Winter Soldier shot several missiles at her, the first of which she destroyed with a mere blast and was unfazed.

However, she failed to shoot the second one and fell back, causing her to crack a piece of the mansion's interior design. As she fell to the ground, she quickly caught herself and prepared to face the three. She proclaimed she could not be defeated so easily, before being punched against a poll in the mansion by Doc Samson. As Doc Samson's group separated, she continued to wage her battle against him, the two striking several blows at each other. After receiving one hit, she was forced to merely dodge his attacks as he continued to try to punch her. Samson proclaimed she was getting sicker by the minute and reminded her that he was doctor, before slamming her against a wall.

Ms. Marvel Red Skull Virus

Ms. Marvel infected with the virus Red Skull caused.

Ms. Marvel continued the fight by firing a blast directly into his torso, proclaiming she didn't care if he was a doctor. As she moved in on him, she started to lose strength and fell to her knees in front of Doc Samson, before laying face down on the ground. As Doc Samson advanced in Iron Man's penetrated room, she shot him in the back, now fully emerged in the disease. Before she could fully celebrate her victory, she gave into the virus and fell to the ground once more. Iron Man called her name in horror and picked her up. Soon after, she was cured from the virus after receiving the cure.

The Winter Soldier

Captain America's sidekick Bucky Barnes had previously attacked the Avengers Mansion during their previous ordeal with an ongoing virus. Despite Carol and the other Avengers' intelligence, she and the others never found out that it was indeed Bucky attacking the base.

Galactus

During the invasion of Galactus, Ms. Marvel participated with Iron Man's team to infiltrate the flagship. Her link with S.W.O.R.D. was useful in coordination of forces. When hope seemed lost, she returned to New York to fight Galactus on the ground until the team was successful.

Appearance

Carol Danvers

Carol Danvers without costume

Carol is a fairly tall, female human having her hair in an elastic band. She has blue eyes, blonde hair and an slender yet athletic and well endowed female body.

Later, Carol wears her hair out (and it seems much longer). Her hair is also brighter than it was before she gained her powers (possibly because of Kree infusion), She is also taller, more broad shouldered, and has a more voluptuous yet well-toned and muscular built for her body. Her hair colour and body changes could be possible because of the accident.

During the S.W.O.R.D years she wore a form-fitting green suit with the S.W.O.R.D logo on it, and her hair was tied into a low ponytail (similar to the one worn by Pepper Potts).

Her costume consists of black mask over her eyes, a scarf, long black gloves covering her arms, long black boots that reach her well-toned long yet muscular thighs and a skin-tight suit that covers up most of her torso.

Personality

Before becoming a superhero, Carol was dedicated in her work and achievements, never allowing the antics of others like Wasp to distract her or others from their more important and urgent matters. She believed in keeping a professional level in dealing with other coworkers. Even without powers, she was shown to be brave and bold, even questioning to bring in any of the other Avengers outside of Wasp and Ant-Man. Only when a situation seemed disastrous did she even consider changing her mind. She protected and helped others. She was shown to have a dry wit and that she has a short temper. She also seems to be quick to judge others. In that she is not unlike Janet Van Dyne. Her personality is practically the same as her comic book incarnation's own.

Relationships

Captain Marvel

As Dr. Phillip Lawson, she worked with him for three years as friends. Through being Inspired by his name, she named her hero name Ms. Marvel after him. But since she misunderstood him and the Kree attack on Earth, she became bitter towards him. When he offered his services to help defend 42 and after saving their lives on the Kree homeworld, she returned to thinking highly of him.

Wasp

Just like in the comics, Wasp and Ms. Marvel have a friendly relationship. They talk about Wasp's relationship with Hank. This is makes them currently the only Avengers to talk about romance or romantic relationships with other members. Wasp was glad when she first joined the team, because this meant she would no longer be the only female Avenger. Wasp was the only member of the team that did not pick a side when Hawkeye was accused of being a skrull. She also tried to convice Ms. Marvel not to fight as well as the other avengers.

Powers and Abilities

The powers that Ms.Marvel possesses include:

  • Superhuman Strength: Ms. Marvel, thanks to her perfectly amalgamated alien Kree/Human physiology, is superhumanly strong to an unknown limit. Hawkeye implies that she is nearly as strong as the Hulk and as tough as Thor. She was able to repeatedly dish out hits to the villains Griffin and Ronan the Accuser to great effect. Her strength can be augmented by absorption of various types of energy. By doing so, she was able to defeat both Ronan and his Universal Weapon.  
  • Superhuman Durability: Carol's skin, bones, and tissue are far denser and resistant to damage when compared to an ordinary human. Like her physical strength, Carol's maximum durability has been compared to her teammates Hulk and Thor, who were both incredibly durable themselves. She has withstood being blasted and struck repeatedly by Ronan the Accuser, and didn't seem to be effected by Griffin biting into her leg and throwing her around, holding a conversation with Wasp and Hawkeye at the same time. Her durability is increased by the fact that she is able to absorb energy, both by the fact that most energy based attacks are rendered ineffective, and because the absorption of said energy acutally increases the amount of damage her body is capable of taking.
  • Flight: Carol is able to soar through the air at high speeds and with great manuverability. Her top speed is unknown. Her flight speed could presumably be increased by the absorption of energy.
  • Energy Projection: Carol is able to project bursts of yellow energy from her hands as a form of ranged combat. These blasts can vary in power, depending on the amount of energy Carol has currently absorbed. It appears as though her body generates its own energy, since she is still able to utilize the blasts without having previously absorbed energy.
  • Regeneration: In the event of injuries, she can rapidly regenerate within a matter of minutes. Her regenerative abilities self-enhance & accelerate when she absorbs energy.
  • Energy Absorption: Carol is able to absorb various kinds of energy, such as the cosmic energy produced by Ronan's Universal Weapon. This energy serves to increase her other abilities, allowing her to become far stronger, take more damage, fly faster, and produce even more powerful energy blasts. This power also means that most energy attacks are rendered completely ineffective against Carol, leaving foes with such powers defenseless against her. She was able to use this power to render the extremely powerful Ronan the Accuser unconscious when attacks by the more physically imposing Hulk had failed. If Carol attempts to absorb massive amounts of energy, it may overload her and cause her pain. When she is fully charged, Carol's body becomes a black silhouette and she glows brightly with yellow energy. The amount of energy she can absorb is unknown but she displayed the ability to absorb massive amounts of Galactus's energy when he attacked Earth in the series finale.
  • Ms. Marvel is also able to breath in outer space.

Trivia

  • She returned in Season Two and joined the Avengers as Ms. Marvel.
    Ms. Marvel angry
  • In the comics, the mantle of Ms. Marvel was taken by former criminal Moonstone. After the Dark Avengers disbanded, she returned to being Moonstone and Carol returned as Ms. Marvel.
  • Ms. Marvel is the first Avenger whose origin is seen on screen.
  • Ms. Marvel is the first female Avenger to join the team since it's inception.
  • During a featurette on a season one DVD, it was stated that the producers always wanted to do Ms. Marvel, but were unsure of how to adapt her properly. Which is why she appeared unpowered in season one.
  • This version is practically just like her original portrayal in the comics.
  • Her interactions with Captain Marvel suggest he has romantic feelings for her, and it is possible she may return them.

Appearances

References

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