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Caber joined his friend Leir and the other Celtic gods in aiding the Asgardians in their battle against the forces of the Egyptian god Seth. With Leir, Caber next attacked the camp of the Fomorians, the traditional enemies of Avalon. Leir wished to claim Sif as his bride, so Caber followed him to Asgard on Leir's request. Caber and Leir were captured by the Warriors Three. Caber clashed with Heimdall in Asgard, and then later arrived on Earth with Leir and Sif. Caber, Leir, and Sif then traveled to the Black Galaxy and found Thor there. The gods then traveled to Asgard. Caber, Leir, and Hercules then battled Surtur and Ymir. Caber then witnessed Leir's defeat in Leir's duel with Sif.
Caber possesses the typical powers of a member of the race of superhumans known as the Celtic gods of Avalon. This includes superhuman strength, speed, durability, stamina, and reflexes, and an extremely long lifespan.
Caber's speed is far greater than that of any other known god of Avalon, and has the ability to run at subsonic speeds for long periods of time.
Caliban is a mutant in the Marvel Comics universe. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum, first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #148 in August 1981. The character also appeared in two episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series, "Slave Island (X-Men)" and "The Fifth Horseman", and in X-Men: Evolution, voiced by Michael Dobson. Caliban appears in the X-Men: Destiny video game voiced by Bob Glouberman.
Within the context of the stories, Caliban has been a member of the Morlocks, the X-Men, X-Force, X-Factor, and the Horsemen of Apocalypse. His mutant ability allows him to sense and track other mutants.
Godfrey Calthrop is a member of the Foursaken. He was one of Jamie Braddock's best buddies when they were young, together with Amina Synge and Ned Horrocks. They disappeared in a sandstorm on the Sahara Desert during a Trans-Sahara Ralye which only Jamie escaped. They were contacted by the First Fallen, and returned years later, trying to reach Jamie to complete the First Fallen plans, fighting the X-Men in the process. The First Fallen take the Foursakens and the X-Men to The Singing City, a "heaven" created by him. It is said that humanity will live on in this new place, but it is soon discovered only four humans will make the cut. All others will not.
In the end, Jamie sends back Calthrop, Synge, and the X-Men back to the 616 universe. Once they arrive, Synge turns angry on the X-Men. After Bishop points a gun at them and says that they're just lucky to be alive, Calthrop suggests to Synge that maybe they should find something else to do with their lives and they depart.
The character subsequently appears in Sub-Mariner #10-11 (February–March 1969), Incredible Hulk #219-220 (January–February 1978), and Fantastic Four #219 (June 1980).
Captain Barracuda is a modern-day pirate, often using highly advanced technological weaponry. The Human Torch and Iceman, two heroes from two separate teams, have their first solo adventure opposing Barracuda. After agents of his smash the radio he tries to rob a ship of youths. The two heroes defeat him but he takes the Torch's girlfriend hostage and tries to escape. However he is stopped by Iceman and arrested.
Captain Barracuda and his crew later inadvertently capture Namor and Karthon the Quester as the latter two battle over the psychically-powerful Serpent Crown. However, during the struggle, his ship is destroyed by American Naval forces. Captain Barracuda has also gotten into conflicts with the Hulk and Fantastic Four, of which the Human Torch is a member.
Captain Barracuda has used a number of advanced submarine-type ships, armed with a number of high-tech weapons. He and his crew often carry a number of conventional and advanced forms of weaponry.
The character subsequently appears in Man-Thing #7-8 (November 1980, January 1981) and Captain Britain & MI13 #12 (2009).
Captain Fate is a 200-year-old Earth sea pirate cursed to sail the spaceways aboard his ship the Serpent's Crown forever by the wizard/satyr Khordes. Captain Fate and his crew came into conflict with the Man-Thing but were defeated.
- Captain Germany
- Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell)
- Captain Marvel (Khn'nr)
- Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)
- Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau)
- Captain Marvel (Phyla-Vell)
- Captain Marvel (Noh-Varr)
- Ms. Marvel
- Captain Midlands
Captain Omen is a supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. The character, created by Steve Englehart and Herb Trimpe, first appeared in Hulk #164 in June 1973. Within the context of the stories, Captain Omen is the leader of the Infra-Worlders and an enemy of the Hulk.
Captain Wings is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He is based on Black Condor. Captain Wings appeared in Invaders #14-15 (March–April 1977), and was created by Roy Thomas and Frank Robbins.
During World War II, Captain Wings was a member of the Crusaders. He was unable to serve in British army due to a slight heart murmur. He was able to fly using a winged costume, but later abandoned the suit after the belt that powered his wings was destroyed and he learned of its Nazi origins.
Within the context of the stories, Caregiver provided aid to the cosmic entity known as Origin. Origin was gestating a new physical incarnation within an enormous embryo sac floating in deep space. The sac had been ruptured and Caregiver was summoned by the Contemplator to use her power primordial to heal the damage. She remained with Origin, determined to attend to its safety until its birth. Eventually other Elders arrived to examine the cosmic phenomenon. Quasar was investigating the sac for reasons of his own and, after a skirmish with the Possessor and the Obliterator, subsequently lost his protection from the rigors of space. The Caregiver saved Quasar's life by passing him through the sac's membrane, wherein he was able to breathe and recover.
Caretaker is the name of two people with supernatural abilities in the Marvel Comics universe. The first character, created by Howard Mackie and Andy Kubert, first appeared in Ghost Rider vol. 3 #28 in August 1992. The second, who is the granddaughter of the original, first appeared in Ghost Rider vol. 6 #26 in 2008. Within the context of the stories, Caretaker is a member of The Blood, a mystical organization dedicated to fighting evil. He is an ally of Ghost Rider and Doctor Strange. Before he is killed by Daniel Ketch and some demons, he passes his role onto his granddaughter, Sara.
Caretaker in other media
Sam Elliott portrayed the Caretaker in the 2007 film based on Ghost Rider, where the character was given the name of Carter Slade (Marvel's first character to bear the name Ghost Rider, later renamed Phantom Rider) and re-imagined as a predecessor to the modern Ghost Rider. Caretaker appears in the Ghost Rider video game voiced by Fred Tatasciore.
- Joanna Cargill
- John Carik
- Luke Carlyle
- Julia Carpenter
- Peggy Carter
- Sharon Carter
Cassie and her father Perseus were members of the super hero family the Pantheon. They are led by the ancient Agamemnon. Cassie has the ability to absorb and re-channel most forms of energy, sometimes referred to as 'starbolts'. Cassie leaves the Pantheon for sometime, to indulge her 'free spirit'. After the death of her father, the Hulk, who was in temporary command of the Pantheon, orders her return. Ulysses tracks down Cassie and persuades her to come home.
Cassie has a deep attraction to her teammate (and relative) Hector. Cassie refuses to accept that he is gay and often hits on him, despite his oft-repeated protestations that he does not enjoy this attention.
Cassie has participated in some Pantheon missions. She partners with Hector in Boston during the hunt for a youthified Agamemnon and the renegade Pantheon member Jason. She also travels to space with a Pantheon squad to bring back the kidnapped Atalanta. It is learned that Atalanta had been kidnapped by the lovestruck alien Trauma, the son of the ancient being who had given Agamemnon his immortality and other resources in the first place. This, in return for the taking of any of Pantheon descendants. Despite this, Atalanta is rescued.
The full depth of Agamemnon's insanity finally revealed, he is put on trial in his true form, that of a male teenager. During the trial, Agamemnon summons the 'Endless Knights. Cassie discovers this army consists of cyborgs created from the bodies of Agamemnon's dead children. This includes Perseus. The Pantheon survives this battle, though Agamemnon seemingly does not. Cassie stays with the Pantheon as it reforms and regroups.
The character subsequently appears in Team America #3-12 (August 1982-May 1983), The New Mutants #5-6 (July–August 1983), #8 (October 1983), and The Thing #27 (September 1985).
Georgianna Castleberry was born in Willow Grove, Florida. She works as a manager, publicist, and occasional motorcyclist. She became an associate of the professional motorcyclist team called Team America, and joined the team when it eventually became known as the Thunderiders. She later married Thunderider member Leonard Hebb.
Georgianna has no superhuman powers of her own, but frequently serves as the receptacle of the combined abilities of the five Thunderiders, and assumed their collective guise of the Marauder.
Georgianna appeared as part of the "Thunderiders" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #13.
The Celestial Gardener is a Celestial, tasked with the maintenance of the Apocalypse entity on Earth that serves as the Celestials' evolutionary "caretaker". The Gardener was summoned by Genocide - the 15-year-old son of Apocalypse (once known as En Sabah Nur) - who sought to "ascend" in his father's place. Before it could act, the Celestial Gardener was assassinated by the Apocalypse Twins, who used the stolen axe "Jarnbjorn" that had been enchanted in the 11th century by Thor to pierce Celestial armor. The assassination of a Celestial had never occurred before the Celestial Gardener's death.
Rutherford spent some time as a police officer in Canada. During the Prohibition, he was sent to assist law enforcement officers in America. At one point, his girlfriend Amelia Weatherly goes missing and is later assumed dead. Rutherform 'buries' her and moves on with his life.
He later slips into a coma lasting nearly two decades. The Alpha Flight member named Sasquatch recruits a new team of heroes, including Rutherford, who is roused from his coma. Rutherford helps rescue the original Alpha Flight and fight the Japanese team Big Hero Six. Later, they fight the criminal 'Manimator'.
During his last known adventure, he travels back in time. His teammate Nemesis reveals that she is Amelia. Their post-Alpha Flight adventures have not been shown. A vision indicates the two were buried side by side, per the epilogue of Alpha Flight vol. 3 #12.
The character subsequently appears in The Champions #1 (October 1975), The Avengers #282 (August 1987), Marvel Super-Heroes #1 (May 1990), Doctor Strange #35 (November 1991), Thor #462 (May 1993), Thor Annual #19 (1994), Fantastic Four #21 (September 1999), Hercules #5 (September 2005), and X-Factor (vol 3) #223-224 (August 2011).
Within the context of the stories, Chaka learns martial arts from his older brother William. He eventually moves to New York and becomes the crime lord of the Chinatown based criminal gang 'The Golden Dragons'. In his battles, he uses electrified nunchakus. He also has the power to control others' minds, which is amplified by a mystic crystal.
Lourdes Chantel is a mutant teleporter and the lover of supervillain Sebastian Shaw, before he became the Black King of the Hellfire Club New York Branch. The two meet when Lourdes' company hires Shaw to oversee one of its projects. She tries to sway Sebastian away from the Hellfire Club and its leader Ned Buckman, fearing the Club might corrupt her lover. Lourdes' death at the hands of Sentinels financed by Buckman leads Shaw to take over the Hellfire Club.
Lourdes Chantel was based on Lourdes Ortiz, Claremont's translator at the 1985 Barcelona Comics Convention.
Charlie-27 is a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe, specifically in the Guardians of the Galaxy comics. The character, created by Arnold Drake and Gene Colan, first appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes #18 in January 1969. Within the context of the stories, Charlie-27 is a native of Jupiter and a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Cheetah (Marvel Comics)
Esteban Carracus was born in Mexico City. Sentry 459 was discovered near Mexico City, and went on a rampage. It sent out an energy beam that somehow endowed the notorious petty thief Carracus with superhuman abilities. He decided to use this newfound power to strike out against United States capitalists, whom he believed exploited and oppressed the Mexican people.
Along with the Sentry, the Cheetah attacked a number of factories in Texas, but were defeated by Captain Mar-Vell. Ronan the Accuser had been using both the Cheetah and the Sentry robot as a distraction, but Mar-Vell defeated him as well.
The Cheetah was later among the seventeen criminals, all murdered by the Scourge, to be resurrected by Hood using the power of Dormammu as part of a squad assembled to eliminate the Punisher. He will be the team's "feral animal" and wildcard. Alongside the other revived villains, he posed as Beast when attacking the Punisher. He was apparently killed by the Punisher.
Cheetah possessed superhuman strength, allowing him to lift somewhere around 8 tons. In addition, he could run at speeds of up to 75 miles per hour (121 km/h) and possessed razor sharp claws and fangs. If Cheetah never regained his powers after they were lost, then the claws and fangs he wore at the end of his life were presumably part of his costume.
Cheetah received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #16.
- Lila Cheney
- Chief Examiner
- General Ching
- Amadeus Cho
- Chondu the Mystic
- Andrew Chord
Chrome is a mutant in the Marvel Comics universe. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee, first appeared in X-Men vol. 2 #1 in 1991. Within the context of the stories, Chrome is a member of the Acolytes who can transmute elements. He died aboard Asteroid M.
Claw is a supporting character in the Daredevil comics. He has appeared in numerous issues as a member of the good ninja cell The Chaste. He is a highly trained ninja and has devoted his life to the teachings of his mentor Stick. This has brought him into conflict with the ninja cell known as The Hand. He has assisted his master in various battles with the Hand and continues to be an active member of the Chaste.
She appeared as a regular member of the Defenders from that point on, in issues #127-152 (January 1984-February 1986) of the title. The character subsequently appeared in Solo Avengers #20 (July 1989), and Star Masters #1 (December 1995).
Cloud is a sentient nebula, an immense cloud of gas, with the ability to assume human form. Cloud's initial human form was at first modeled after human female Carol Faber. After falling in love with Moondragon, Cloud also developed a male form modeled after Danny Milligan.
Cloud received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #3.
Coat of Arms
Isadore "Izzy" Cohen is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. He was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and his first appearance was in Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos #1 (May 1963).
Cohen is one of the many allies of Nick Fury who work together in battling the Nazi menace throughout World War 2. Cohen has had dozens of adventures with the team, such as in Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos #32, where he comes under the influence of Nazi brainwashing. He manages to resist the commands to kill his friends and is able to help turn the tables on his brainwasher and complete the interrupted mission to destroy a weapons plant. During his adventures, his sister, unnamed, is briefly seen.
After the war, Cohen goes back to Brooklyn, settles down with his wife and runs his father's mechanic shop. He has two sons and one daughter. He turns the family business into a string of car dealerships, which he eventually passes down to his sons.
Cohen signs up for a tour of duty in the Korean War, where he makes the rank of sergeant.
Cohen's military career continues to the Vietnam war, where he reunites with the Commandos for a special mission. Outside of the war, Cohen still ends up in trouble. In a 1972 reunion he ends up shot and a decade later, he confronts a Life Model Decoy of the Nazi war criminal Baron Von Strucker.
When Nick Fury's espionage organization S.H.I.E.L.D. is corrupted by a sentient Life Model Decoy and nearly destroyed from within, Cohen serves with the group until it can get back on its feet.
Over the years Cohen and his friends have dealt with Nick Fury's deaths, mostly correctly guessing it was some sort of ruse or LMD. They were fooled in one instance where the vigilante Punisher, not in his right mind, had slain a Fury LMD.
Cohen is considered a mechanical genius. Though he specializes in automobiles, he has a talent for rigging and fixing all sorts of mechanical devices. As a ranger, he is also trained in explosives. His weaponry tends to consist of grenades and machine guns.
Izzy Cohen in other media
- Izzy appears briefly in the X-Men animated series from the 1990s, in the episode "Old Soldiers", along two of his comrades of the Howling Commandos, Nick Fury and Dum Dum Dugan, rescuing Captain America and Wolverine.
- Cohen appears in The Super Hero Squad Show episode "Wrath of the Red Skull". He alongside Dum Dum Dugan and Gabe Jones were featured in a flashback when Nick Fury recounts how he and Captain America fought the Red Skull.
- Izzy Cohen appears in the 1998 live-action TV movie Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.. He is an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D..
- Izzy Cohen appears in the 1996 animated series The Incredible Hulk voiced by Thom Barry. He is portrayed as a ruthless S.H.I.E.L.D. agent working with General Thunderbolt Ross' "Hulkbusters" team.
- Izzy Cohen appears in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes episode "Meet Captain America", as a member of the Howling Commandos.
Coldfire (James Lucas, Jr.) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created by Marcus McLaurin, Dwayne Turner and Scott Benefiel, and first appeared in Cage vol. 1 #3 as James Lucas, and in Cage vol. 1 #13 as Coldfire.
James Lucas, Jr. was born and raised in Harlem, New York and lived in an apartment block with mother, father, and younger brother. As he grew up he started to hate his criminal brother and believed that he brought shame upon the family. His father James had to keep bailing Carl out of Prison. He even blamed his brother Carl Lucas, who would later become the superhero known as Luke Cage for the death of their mother. The brothers fought constantly and over time James hatred for his brother grew and grew. When Carl went to prison James and his father moved around the country trying to keep him away from Carl. The pair did not even know each other was still alive.
James Lucas, Jr. was unable to fight his super powered brother so decided to gain abilities of his own He went through a mutagenic process devised by the scientist Dr. Karl Malus stolen from technology used by the Soviets. His body was altered so he was engulfed in a White-hot flame which did not burn him. With this new power he took on the name of Coldfire and began the revenge against his brother.
James Lucas, Junior's body was mutagenically altered to provide his body an advance physiology allowing him able battling his brother Luke Cage. He is able to leave his human body and inhabit the white out plasma and control it as it was his body.
Coldheart is a fictional supervillainess in the Marvel Comics universe. She was created by Howard Mackie and Tom Lyle, and first appeared in Spider-Man #49 (August 1994). Unseen for years, she presumably died during the start of Civil War.
Kateri Deseronto was once a government agent with the codename Coldheart. After her son's death during a battle between the Hobgoblin and Spider-Man, she was deemed mentally unfit for field duty. Her clearance was revoked and she was forcibly retired. Breaking into the government agency she worked for, Coldheart steals her costume, then fights her way out. Later, she waits in the shadows, listening to a police radio that says Spider-Man is confronting the Hobgoblin, who is attempting to kidnap his own son. As Spider-Man swings into action, Coldheart freezes his webline, sending him crashing through a table. This gives Hobgoblin enough time to escape with his son, Jay. Coldheart rushes at Spider-Man, but Spidey easily evades her swords, and kicks her in the face, letting him catch up with the Hobgoblin. She fights Hobgoblin on the roof of the building, but the Hobgoblin, realizing he's losing, throws a pumpkin bomb on the roof, sending his son flying. Spider-Man jumps after Jay, saving him, but when he looks up, Coldheart has a blade under his chin, freezing him. Jay begs her to leave Spider-Man alone, and Coldheart decides to pursue the Hobgoblin instead of killing Spider-Man.
Sometime later, Coldheart was arrested and imprisoned in the Raft. Coldheart was apparently one of the many villains that escaped from the Raft prison during New Avengers #1-3. Hiding in Stamford with some other escaped convicts, she was eventually tracked down by the New Warriors. Seeing the need to neutralize the villains (and gain good footage for their reality show) the Warriors attacked. During the battle, Nitro used his powers to explode the entire neighborhood, causing over six hundred deaths. Of the villains, only Nitro survived.
Coldheart has a bullet-proof costume with two swords; one to paralyze and one that could freeze objects at melee and long-range. She is also proficient with swords and martial arts.
Comet is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He first appeared in Nova #21 (September 1978), and was created by Marv Wolfman and John Buscema. The character subsequently appears in Fantastic Four #206 (May 1979), #208-209 (July–August 1979), and ROM #24 (November 1981).
Harris Moore was born in New York. In the late 1950s, radiation from a mysterious gaseous entity resembling a tiny comet mutagenically altered him, giving him superhuman flying and electrical powers, which he used as a costumed crimefighter. Decades later, he went to Xandar to aid its people in their war against the Skrulls as one of the Champions of Xandar. After his son Crimebuster died, the Comet chose to remain on Xandar.
Comet appeared as part of the "Champions of Xandar" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #16.
Quinn wanted the mayoral candidate Charles Thurston to win, so he sent seven corrupt cops to stage a break-in at the current mayor's residence. This attempt was stopped by Moon Knight. Review of the intelligence gained by the incident allowed him to figure out the hero's alternate identity. His assistant, 'Weasel', also learned this and was killed by Quinn in an alligator trap.[volume & issue needed]
Quinn soon decides just to outright kill the current mayor. His attempt fails, again due to Moon Knight, although he does wound his target.[volume & issue needed]
In "Hulk!" #13, the terrorist known as Lupinar obtains Quinn's intelligence and uses it in his own confrontations against Moon Knight.[volume & issue needed]
Conquer-Lord uses death-traps and life-sized chess board pieces. He also has pet rats.
Contact (Frida Rivera) is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. She was created by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, and her first appearance was in New X-Men #126 (July 2002).
Frida was one of the many students of the Xavier Institute that under the telepathic control of Cassandra Nova attacked Wolverine. However she was later knocked unconscious by Jean Grey. She is also identified by her glasses that she always wears. It is possible that Frida lost her mutant powers after M-Day. Her real name, codename and powers were revealed in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z vol. 13.
- Finn Cooley
- Carlie Cooper
- Valerie Cooper
- Anya Corazon
- Peter Corbeau
- Joe Cord
Corkscrew participates in a try-out held by X-Statix to find a replacement member for the recently deceased U-Go Girl. He is a promising candidate, 'a rising star in the feeder leagues', who has a rep for going in where it hurts. He is seen kicking a green-skinned man, but moments later kills his opponent. X-Statix owner Spike Freeman determines that Corkscrew has qualified for "Code X", meaning that his mutation had driven him insane. Deaths during training are not popular with the public, so it will be said the woman died during a mission. Corkscrew is handed over to Doop, who jokes about the situation (in a language indecipherable to the reader).
Doop takes Corkscrew out into the woods for what Corkscrew thinks is an innocent reason. Doop films the man from cheery and upbeat, to a horse-butchering, sobbing breakdown. At which point, Doop ends the man's misery, killing him with an axe and a smile. Corkscrew is shown to have blue-tinted blood.
Corkscrew is a mutant who can turn his forearms (and possibly other sections of his body) into hard, sharp tendrils, which he tends to spin around in a 'corkscrew' motion to drill at his enemies. He has silver skin and wavy silver hair.
Coronary (James Sharp) is a fictional mutate in the Marvel Comics Universe He was created by Fabian Nicieza and Mark Bagley, and his first appearance was in New Warriors vol. 1 #4 (1990). He is a member of Psionex.
James Sharp was a medical student when he was experimented upon by Genetech while researching the creation of superhuman beings. Developing psionic abilities and taking on the codename of Coronary he became a member of Psionex. During Psionex's battle with the New Warriors, one of the Warriors, Namorita picked Coronary up. In defense Coronary inflicted stomach pains, causing Namorita to drop him, but his body shattered from the drop. Later, Coronary managed to reassemble himself and began to exhibit a noticeable increase in power when he focused his power inward, allowing himself to control his own bodily state, including making himself intangible and having a minor ability to shapeshift; he has recently appeared under his original humanoid form—his jagged-glass body is no longer permanent.
During the height of Civil War Coronary was forced to join the New Thunderbolts team with other supervillains.[volume & issue needed] Coronary and Psionex are later revealed as members of the Initiative's Maryland team.
Coronary has the ability to affect the body functions of others and to alter the composition of his own body. He can use biotelepathy to induce vomiting, unconsciousness, or, as his name suggests, heart attacks. His power is informed by his medical training. He can also change his body's molecular structure at will in order to phase through objects, grow, create jagged spikes, and shapeshift.
Anne-Marie Cortez is a mutant in the Marvel Comics universe. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee, first appeared in X-Men vol. 2 #1 in 1991. Within the context of the stories, Anne-Marie is Fabian Cortez's sister and a member of the Acolytes. She dies when Asteroid M crashes.
Cosmo the Spacedog
Cosmo is a telepathic Russian dog in the Marvel Comics universe. The character was created by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, and first appeared in Nova vol. 4 #7. Cosmo is the security chief of the spacestation Knowhere, and a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
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|First appearance||Alpha Flight #8 (March 1984)|
|Created by||John Byrne|
|Team affiliations||Omega Flight|
|Notable aliases||James MacDonald Hudson, Guardian|
Delphine Courtney first appeared in Alpha Flight #7 (February 1984), and was created by John Byrne.
The character subsequently appears in Alpha Flight Vol. 1 #11–13 (June–August 1984), #22 (May 1985), and #25–28 (August–November 1985).
Delphine Courtney appeared as part of the "Omega Flight" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #9.
Fictional character biography
Delphine Courtney was a servitor robot, built by the Roxxon Energy Corporation to serve Jerry Jaxon. The robot initially had a feminine shape and fully human appearance, and was referred to as "she" by its creators, to the point that Jaxon himself was unaware of "her" true nature. Courtney acted on Jaxon's behalf to recruit several superhumans that were former members of the Canadian government's training teams, Gamma Flight and Beta Flight, that were dismissed after the government shut down Department H, the division that oversaw Gamma, Beta, and the primary team, Alpha Flight. Jaxon intended to form his own super-team, Omega Flight, in order to revenge himself on James MacDonald Hudson, founder of Department H and leader of the still-active Alpha Flight as Guardian, and through an "influencer" device built into its systems, Courtney was able to manipulate the already-disenfranchised recruits into seeking their own revenge on Alpha. However, Courtney was unable to influence Roger Bochs, inventor of the Box robot, who was still loyal to Hudson and the Flight program, forcing Jaxon to directly involve himself by taking control of Box.
Luring James Hudson and his wife Heather to America with an offer of employment at Roxxon's New York City holdings, Jaxon and Omega Flight executed an ambush of Guardian while Heather was detained by Courtney. When Heather made an attempt to escape and scuffled with Courtney, the robot's fleshlike facial covering was damaged and its true nature revealed. While Omega Flight's goal of revenge was attained with Guardian's apparent death, Courtney was witness to Jaxon's own death due to feedback from Box's destruction, and the remaining members of Omega were turned over to the New York City authorities.
Escaping capture, Courtney freed Omega Flight from jail and employed them in a new plot against Alpha Flight. Having its appearance reconfigured and incorporating facsimiles of Guardian's battlesuit technology into its systems, Courtney infiltrated Alpha Flight posing as a returned Guardian (using a cover story that was later revealed to be the actual fate of the real James Hudson), and eventually lured them into a second encounter with Omega Flight, using Alpha's trust of "Guardian" to ambush them. However, Omega Flight's victory was foiled by the arrival of the Beyonder, and Courtney and its team were forced to flee.
Their escape was blocked by Madison Jeffries, a former Flight trainee whom Courtney had avoided recruiting, fearing his ability to control machines and his loyalty to James Hudson. When Jeffries attacked with a construct created from an automobile, Courtney used one of the future duplicates of Omega Flight member Flashback as a human shield, resulting in its death (and the mental breakdown of the original Flashback, now condemned to violent death in his future). This enraged Jeffries, who used his powers to destroy Courtney, forcing its internal circuitry out of its mouth.
Roger Bochs and Madison Jeffries later salvaged portions of Courtney's second incarnation to construct a new battlesuit functionally identical to James Hudson's original, which was used by Heather Hudson under her husband's former identity of Vindicator.
Powers and abilities
Delphine Courtney possessed superhuman strength, and had a high degree of resistance to physical damage. Its sight and hearing were sharper than a human being's. It also possessed a device called an "influencer" that could affect pre-existing psychological conditions in the human mind, allowing Courtney to manipulate individuals with judicious use of the influencer combined with verbal interaction; however, it could not absolutely control human beings, as Roger Bochs' loyalty to James Hudson allowed him to resist its manipulations.
Courtney was also able to disguise itself as a human being with a fleshlike outer covering. It could masquerade as either gender by altering its underlying structure, and could even impersonate specific individuals convincingly enough to fool those close to the person imitated. While impersonating James Hudson/Guardian, Courtney also contained technology that could replicate the properties of Guardian's original battlesuits, granting it all of Guardian's super-powers.
Cowboy (Luke Merriweather) is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He is a mutant and a member of Team America. Cowboy first appeared in Team America #2 (July 1982), and was created by Bill Mantlo and Mike Vosburg.
The character subsequently appears in Team America #3-12 (August 1982-May 1983), The New Mutants #5-6 (July–August 1983), #8 (October 1983), and The Thing #27 (September 1985).
Luke Merriweather was born in Austin, Texas. He once worked as a rodeo performer. With Wrench, he joined the professional motorcyclist team called Team America, which was eventually known as the Thunderiders.
Cowboy and Team America are permorning at a carnival and bike show when they are attacked by gunmen under the command of Silver Samurai. The New Mutants happen to be in attendance, and spring into action, not knowing that Team America are themselves mutants. The Silver Samurai captures the Dark Rider, but instead it turns out the person he captured is Mirage. Viper uses her as a hostage to blackmail Team America into accepting a mission; Professor X finds them using Cerebro and proposes to help them accomplish the mission. Team America moves against an AIM base, retrieving a strange crystal from it. Elsewhere, Team America escapes pursuit by summoning the Black Rider into El Lobo.
Cowboy is a mutant who shares a mental link with the four other members of the Thunderiders. The five mutants can project their collective physical skills, strength, and knowledge into another person without diminishing their own abilities in any way.
Cowboy appeared as part of the "Thunderiders" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #13.
Neil Crawford is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe, whose first appearance was in Generation M #1. He is the editor of the fictitious newspaper, The Alternative and is the boss of Sally Floyd.
Crawley became a recurring character in that series as well as appearing along Moon Knight in other series such as Iron Man. Crawley was also a recurring character in the 1989 series Marc Spector: Moon Knight, and the 2006 series Moon Knight. He also appeared in the current ongoing series Vengeance of the Moon Knight, written by Gregg Hurwitz.
Crawley often acts as a friend and mentor towards Moon Knight, as well as his informant. When Moon Knight first encounters Crawley he is living alone in the streets of New York City.
During one of his early appearances Crawley was given an authentic statue of Khonshu by Moon Knight's lover Marlene Alraune. He also helped Moon Knight uncover his enemy Bushman's whereabouts, and was depressed for a time over the death of his brother, Randall. He also asked Moon Knight to help assist him in the murder of his friend, Reno Eddie. Moon Knight succeeds, but the killer turns out to be Crawley’s son, Jimmy Crawley, who blames his father for his mother's death. Jimmy attacks Moon Knight, who engages in a fight with him, causing him to fall off a rooftop and die. This greatly upsets Bertrand Crawley, but he does not blame Moon Knight for his son’s death. Crawley would go on to assist Moon Knight in a variety of cases.
During the 2006 ongoing Moon Knight series, Crawley assisted Frenchie during an assault on the gang who attacked his partner, however, against Frenchie’s will, Crawley called Moon Knight to assist them.
Crimebuster (Frank Moore)
Crimebuster first appeared in Nova #13 (September 1977), and was created by Marv Wolfman, Sal Buscema, and Joe Sinnott. The character subsequently appears in Fantastic Four #206 (May 1979), #208-209 (July–August 1979), and was killed in ROM #24 (November 1981).
Frank Moore was born in Brooklyn, New York. Believing his father, the Comet, to have been killed by an assassin, Frank decides to follow in his footsteps and gain vengeance on the criminal underworld, fighting crime as the costumed Crimebuster. Later reunited with his father, Crimebuster joins the Champions of Xandar and aids the Xandarians in their war against the Skrulls. Crimebuster is killed by a Skrull.
Crimebuster had no superhuman powers, but was a gifted athlete and a master of various weaponry. Among his devices were a rope gun and a single-seated hover vehicle.
Crimebuster appeared as part of the "Champions of Xandar" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #16.
Crimebuster (Eugene Mason)=
Mason was a criminal who encountered Power Man in Seagate Penitentiary. After escaping prison, Mason found Franke Moore's abandoned equipment and became the new Crime-Buster as a mercenary. He became a rival hero-for-hire to Power Man and Iron Fist for a short while. Mason was later seen among a group of superheroes battling the Lethal Legion as they attacked the offices of Marvel Comics.
Mason was reported dead in Power Man & Iron Fist volume 2 #1.[clarification needed]
Crimson is a fictional superhero and agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (SOAP) in the Marvel Comics universe. The character first appeared in She-Hulk vol. 2 #16 (April 2007), and was created by Dan Slott and Rick Burchett.
When he is first seen, he mentions to be a loyal follower to Cyttorak, the same being that granted Juggernaut his powers. He somehow became the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Magic-Ops Division. He was there when the Wendigo creature attacked Canada, and refused to let that country's local magician, Talisman interfere until she mentioned she had a spell that could cure the Wendigo.
The Crimson Daffodil (Vernon French) is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in Cloak & Dagger vol. 3 #6 behind the scenes, and his first full appearance was in Cloak and Dagger vol. 3 #7 (Oct 1989).
The Crimson Daffodil is a criminal who encounters Dagger during a failed bank robbery. He becomes smitten with Dagger, and claims that she has redeemed him. He returns under a new identity as the superhero Wombat in an attempt to win Dagger's affection, however this attempt failed.
Powers and abilities
His mutant power is the ability to turn another person's fear into pleasure, rendering that person more cooperative, and could persuade people to do whatever he asked by speaking to them. He is also very acrobatic. As the Wombat, he retained this power and could also tunnel through solid earth with exceptional speed.
Elijah Cross is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created by Peter David and Khoi Pham, and first appeared in X-Factor vol. 3 #17 as a de-powered mutant, who lost his powers as a result of M-Day.
Little is known about Elijah Cross, other than his role as leader of the terrorist group of former mutants called X-Cell, who believe mutants lost their powers as a result of a government conspiracy.[volume & issue needed]
Cross was to be apprehended by S.H.I.E.L.D. to face allegations of sending a government official a toy elephant that nearly choked him to death, but Rictor and Wolfsbane intervened, believing the agents to be the criminals in the altercation.[volume & issue needed]
Afterwards, Cross went to former mutant Quicksilver, asking him if he could return his powers to him using the Terrigen Crystals embedded in Quicksilver's skin.[volume & issue needed] Cross regained his powers for a short time afterward and used them to fight X-Factor. In the middle of the fight, Cross began to smoke and then exploded as a result of the Terrigen Crystals.[volume & issue needed]
Elijah Cross had the ability to increase his mass without being constrained by gravity, allowing him to move at speeds normal to a person of his regular body weight. He was depicted bowling through a small army of Jamie Madrox's dupes.
The Crown is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He is an affiliate of the Allies of Hydra, Dr. Andrea Janson, and Fortunato, also an enemy of Spider-Man, Hammerhead, S.H.O.C., and Morbius, the Living Vampire.
Crown has bonded with the technology of the late Dr. William Fields, which gives him his powers: aside from the usual super strength and speed, and the ability to fire powerful energy blasts, the Crown can also alter his body into any shape and size he wishes and can teleport in an enormous black blast. Unfortunately for him, this process has drastically shortened his lifespan and he turned to Hydra for help. Eventually, in a fit of rage, he decided to go out in a city-shattering explosion; he was thwarted in this but thought dead, until he resurfaced as the vampire known as Hunger.
Cuchulain is a fictional superhero in Marvel Comics, based on the legendary figure Cú Chulainn from Irish mythology. He was adapted by Michael Gallagher and Coleen Doran, and first appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #3 (June 1993). The character subsequently appears in Guardians of the Galaxy #51-53.
As in Irish mythology, Cuchulain is said to have been the greatest warrior Ireland had ever seen. He was born in the 1st century A.D., and was the son of the Irish Sun god, Lugh, and Dechtire, Conchobar Mac Nessa's sister. He grew to be a great warrior by the age of seventeen, and was proclaimed the guardian of the Book of Kells. While fighting Medb, the mythical warrior queen of Connacht, he was beheaded by her soldier. 3000 years later he is awakened by Shamrock, and together he, Shamrock, and the Guardians of the Galaxy defeat Samhain, a demon who is out to destroy the Book of Kells. Cuchulain then departs to explore the 31st century and restore Ireland.
She once worked for the Daily Bugle as city editor but was fired by J. Jonah Jameson. No shrinking violet, the irascible Cushing made an immediate impression on J.J.J. by tearing a cigar from his mouth and crumpling it.
Kathryn Cushing in other media
- A Viral Marketing for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 shows a Daily Bugle article written by Cushing about whether the NYPD is capable of protecting the citizenry from escalating superhuman threats.
Jaine Cutter is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. She first appeared in Hellstorm: Prince of Lies #12 (1994).
Jaine Cutter was a witch who sold the souls of seven policemen to the demon Zahgurim, in return for magical armor made from River Styx, and powerful weapons. Zahgurim also branded his mark across her abdomen, which gave her special abilities. She soon encountered Daimon Hellstrom, who believed that she was a killer. However, they soon began to have an affair, and together they prevented the Armorer from killing Jakita Wegener. Unfortunately, Cutter was badly wounded as the Armorer stabbed her in the head with a Ritual Execution Blade. Nevertheless, she was able to weaken Zahgurim by stabbing him with her claws, allowing Hellstrom to kill him.[volume & issue needed]
Cutter and Hellstrom later encountered the Demoness of Madness, who had been torturing people. The Baliff attempted to torture Cutter, but she was rescued by Hellstorm, who killed the Baliff. Inanna then appeared and was killed by Cutter with a breathing gun. Realising that Hellstorm must be a demon (otherwise he would not have been able to kill the Baliff) and believing that his intentions are evil, she initially tries to kill him. However, he assures her that he is on her side and makes her his Satanic Consort.[volume & issue needed]
While she was at home in her apartment, she was ambushed by a demon hunter called Gabriel Rosetti, who stole her breathing gun and attempted to kill Hellstorm with it. Due to the death of Hellstorm's wife, Patsy, Cutter and Hellstorm were able to enter a more committed long term relationship.[volume & issue needed]
Cutter and Hellstorm recently joined forces with Ghost Rider and the Caretaker to save the Anti-Christ. The team rode around America on motorbikes, trying to find a gateway to Hell to help the Antichrist. She then engaged in a battle with Kid Blackheart.[volume & issue needed]
Cutter can cover her body with a very strong White Styx Iron Skin. She can also grow sharp talons, fangs and spikes at will. She also possesses the psychic ability to see ghosts. She is also in possession of one of just two breathing guns, a special gun which can kill demons.
Cutter first appeared in Hellstorm: Prince of Lies issue twelve, in 1994. She went on to become a regular character in that series. The first appearance she made outside the Hellstorm series was in issue 2 of Nightman, in 1994. Then, after a five year hiatus, she reappeared in the Thunderbolts 2000 Annual. She them briefly appeared during the Civil War Damage Report, before appearing in the mini-series Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire.
A second generation Eternal, very little has been revealed about Cybele's past, save that she is the wife of Zuras and mother of Azura (who later took the name Thena). She evinced no interest in participating in the great events of Eternals history, such as their encounters with the Celestials. She lived with Zuras for a time and raised Thena, and retains maternal interest in Thena's welfare. Apparently she never felt comfortable in the society of her fellow Eternals, so she left their city of Olympia after Thena reached adulthood. Although technically the queen of the Eternals, she was never truly been interested governing them; after Zuras's death, she was content to let Thena become the new ruler of Earth's Eternals.
Cybele received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #3.
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