List of Marvel Comics characters: M
M-11 (Human Robot)
M-11 is a robot. Originally known as the Human Robot, the character was given the name "M-11" in the 2006 to 2007 Agents of Atlas miniseries as an allusion to its first appearance in Menace #11 (May 1954) from Marvel Comics' 1950s predecessor, Atlas Comics. The character's five-page origin story, "I, the Robot", appeared in the science fiction/horror/crime anthology title Menace #11 (May 1954) from Marvel Comics' 1950s predecessor, Atlas Comics. In an alternate reality from mainstream Earth, a scientist's newly created robot is programmed by the scientist's greedy business manager to murder the scientist. The incomplete robot, however, continues through with his directive to "kill the man in the room", and kills the business manager when the man enters. The robot then leaves the house, programmed to "kill the man in the room".
M-Twins (M, Penance ll)
The M-Twins (Nicole and Claudette St. Croix) are superheroine mutants who appear in the X-Men family of books. Created by writer Scott Lobdell and artist Chris Bachalo, she/they (as M) originally was a member of the teenage mutant group Generation X, and have not appeared in the series since Generation X #58. Nicole and Claudette have various telepathic abilities, including reading minds, projecting their thoughts into the minds of others, and defensively masking their minds against telepathic intrusion. They have also used telepathy offensively to limited degrees, such as mind control and memory wipes. The twins (and all their siblings) are somehow able to merge into various combinations with each other, each resulting fusion generally having a distinct personality and unique set of powers. However, the fusions can be undone by considerable trauma, typically a large explosion.
Isabella Carmela Magdelena "Ma" Gnucci is a villain from the Punisher comics. She was created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and appears in the "Welcome Back, Frank" storyline. Ma is the matriarch of the Gnucci Crime Family, a Mafia-like group that controls many of the illegal activities in New York. As such, she has subtle control over both the Mayor and the Commissioner of the NYPD. Other members of the Family include Ma's brother, Dino and her three sons: Eddie, Bobbie, and Carlo.
Gideon Mace led his men on an unauthorized assault against an enemy village, during which a mine destroyed his right hand. He was dishonorably discharged on the orders of General William Westmoorland for insubordination, mental incompetence, and suspicion of combat activity independent of orders. Mace replaced his lost hand with a spiked mace, and formed a private army by recruiting ex-soldiers loyal to him. Needing financing, he arranged Operation Overpower by enlisting disgruntled veterans, telling them that they would paralyze Manhattan for a day by seizing control of strategic points throughout the city. Gideon Mace is a trained soldier and a skilled strategist. He is an excellent shot with his left hand and an adept unarmed fighter. His right hand has been replaced by a foot-diameter titanium steel, spiked mace, which has also been adapted to spray chemical mace or to fire like a cannonball from his wrist.
- Mach-Vl (Beetle, Mach-l thru V)
- Machete ll (Alfonso Lopez)
- Machete lll (Mariano Lopez)
- Machine Man
- Machine Teen
- Machinesmith (Mister Fear ll)
- Al MacKenzie
- MacKenzie, Scarlett (AoA)
- Dr. Myron MacLain
- Moira MacTaggart
- Mad Dog Rassitano
- Mad Jim Jaspers
- Mad Thinker
Madam Slay is a supervillain who first appeared in Jungle Action #18 (November 1975), and was created by Don McGregor and Billy Graham. Madam Slay was a lover and ally of Erik Killmonger, she had the ability to command leopards, and was using them to slaughter leopard hunters when she first encountered the Black Panther. The Panther and W'Kabi had come to investigate the killings, and Madam Slay captured the Panther. The Panther escaped and fought her, until W'Kabi was able to knock her unconscious.[volume & issue needed]
- Madame Masque
- Madame Menace
- Madame Sanctity
- Madame Web
- Madame Web ll (Arachne lll, Spider-Woman ll)
- Artie Maddicks
- Madeline Watson
Magdalene is a member of the Avengers who first appeared in Avengers #343 (January 1992), and was created by Bob Harras, Steve Epting, and Tom Palmer. Magdalene was a member of the Avengers in an alternate timeline, a world which was destroyed by an alternate version of Sersi. As a result, she joined the Gatherers, a group formed by Proctor, an alternate version of Dane Whitman, known in the Mainstream Marvel Universe as the Black Knight. The purpose of the Gatherers was to destroy every universe's version of Sersi, so that she could no longer be a threat.[volume & issue needed] Magdelene has superhuman strength and stamina, and is armed with a power-lance which fires energy bolts and can open space warps.
Magilla (Sandy Stalmaster) is a member of the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation. Magilla first appeared in The Thing vol. 1 #33 (March 1986), and was created by Mike Carlin and Ron Wilson. Sandy Staimaster was given superhuman abilities by the Power Broker and took the name Magilla, as her whole body was covered in hair. Entering the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation, she was trained by Auntie Freeze and given membership to the Grapplers. Magilla has superhuman strength and durability. It is possible that as a side effect of gaining her abilities from the Power Broker, she grew the large amount of body hair.
Magneta is the "Mistress of Magnetism". She was a mutant who idolized Magneto, and used her own magnetic powers to emulate him. She offered J2 the chance to stand by her side against the forces of evil, a force they would attack proactively (as long as he pledged his blind obedience to her). When he refused, she attacked him. However, she ended her battle when J2's team A-Next came to find him. Later, Magneta tried to form a team of female mutants. Magneta stated that she wished to form the greatest team of heroes in the world.[volume & issue needed] Magneta possesses the power to generate and manipulate magnetic fields, and ability that enables her to move, levitate, and reshape ferrous metals without any physical contact. Magneta can focus her magnetic energies into blasts of pure force. She can also fly via magnetic levitation, by generating a magnetic field of equal polarity to the Earth's geomagnetic field, causing the planet itself to repel her upwards
Charlton Magnum (Captain Americana) is a villain who first appeared in Howard the Duck #5 (May 1980). Within the context of the stories, Captain Americana lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He is an insane patriot who believes firmly that America is the worlds' supreme power. He accuses any Non-Americans as an excuse for "polluting the American home", as he describes Howard. His weapons include a variety of guns he keeps loaded around his home, although a majority of these are shotguns. He wields a shield like that of the Silver Age Captain America, which Magnum can toss at great length and catch it as it ricochets off an object like a wall. His obsession with American ideals is somewhat disturbing, especially as any foreigners he comes to face with is described as a "Pinko Communist" in the captains' dictionary.
Magnus the Sorcerer
Magnus the Sorcerer was the mentor of the first Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew. He first appeared in Spider-Woman #2 in May 1978, and was created by Marv Wolfman and Carmine Infantino. Magnus grew up in the 6th century AD, in the time of King Arthur. Turned down as an apprentice by Merlin, he became the student, and eventually lover, of Morgan Le Fay. In the 20th-century, the centuries-old sorcerer could possess the bodies of the living. Magnus' spirit took possession of Jonathan Drew and aided the High Evolutionary in organizing the Knights of Wundagore.
Mainframe appeared in the series A-Next. When Iron Man decided to retire from the hero business, he did not want to let his legacy end with him, so he designed an android patterned after his Iron Man armor. He called his robotic warrior Mainframe. Mainframe was brought online when trolls attacked a young boy named Kevin Masterson. Mainframe assembled all of the reserve Avengers and fought to save him. When the fight was over, Mainframe, Stinger, J2, and Kevin (who had become the new Thunderstrike) formed A-Next, a new team of Avengers. Mainframe's robotic body is superhumanly strong, and has jet boosters that allow him to fly. He is equipped with a high-tech sensor array, as well as various energy weapons (lasers, magnetic beams, electric blasts, etc.). He also has projectile weaponry, such as grenades and missiles.
- Major Mapleleaf
- Major Mapleleaf ll (Lou Sadler, Jr.)
- Makkari (Hurricane, Mercury)
- Malekith the Accursed
- Kathy Malper
- Karl Malus (Superior Carnage)
- Mamie Muggins
Man-Eater first appears in Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #8, (January 1993), and was created by Gregory Wright and Steven Butler. Malcolm Gregory "Greg" Murphy, as the Man-Eater, is a merged tiger and human, in body and mind. He was freed from the experimentation that combined Malcolm Murphy with a tiger by Battlestar of Silver Sable's Wild Pack. He was a member of Silver Sable's Intruders (with the Fin, Lightbright, Paladin, and Sandman) and served alongside the Wild Pack.[volume & issue needed] Man-Eater later became a member of the Fifty State Initiative's Vermont team, the Garrison, alongside his old ally the Fin.
Manbot (Bernie Lechenay) was created by Steven Seagle and Scott Clark, and first appeared in Alpha Flight vol. 2 #1 (1997). Manbot is a biomechanical construct working for Canada's Department H and is a member of the Canadian superhero team known as Alpha Flight. He is also acting as a spy for Department H so as to monitor Alpha Flight surreptitiously.
Dino Manelli was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and his first appearance was in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1. Before the war, Dino Manelli was a charismatic actor who was fluent in German and Italian. Manelli was a member of the original Howling Commandos and fought alongside the team during World War II. He was briefly replaced by Eric Koenig when he was sent on a special mission, which was helping to organize another team known as the Deadly Dozen.[volume & issue needed] He later returned to the Howlers but was briefly off-duty when he was wounded.[volume & issue needed] After the war, he continued acting and when he rejoins the Howlers for a one off assignment during the Vietnam War he has his own television show (as Dean Martin did at the time). He later assisted S.H.I.E.L.D. following the Deltite Affair.[volume & issue needed]
Mangler is a minor supervillain who appeared in issues 34-35 of Power Man. He is the brother of the villain Spear and joins him in his attempt to get revenge on Cage's friend, Noah Burnstein. Mangler is a professional wrestler with no super powers and is quickly defeated by Cage.
Manslaughter is a mutant or mutate supervillain, a killer and assassin by trade and a psychopath by nature. He was assigned by a drug czar to assassinate the Defenders. He invaded their Rocky Mountain headquarters, and stalked and nearly killed them. He was turned over to the police in Elijah, Colorado. Manslaughter aided the Defenders and the Interloper in battle against Moondragon and the Dragon of the Moon. He joined his life force with Andromeda, the Valkyrie, and Interloper to drive the Dragon of the Moon from Earth, and his body turned to dust. With the others, they later took on host bodies of living persons, and assisted Doctor Strange in battling and crushing the Dragon of the Moon. Manslaughter has minor psionic talents, notably limited telepathic powers enabling him to perceive the activity of the autonomic nervous systems of other people. He can use this to influence the peripheral vision and subliminal hearing of others, making him invisible and virtually inaudible from a person's peripheral senses, completely preventing him from being noticed him as long as he stays out of direct sight and moves stealthily.
Marabeth believed strongly in the Brotherhood's cause, and in its propaganda. She confronted Fagin in a Brooklyn club about his drug use; he introduced her to new Brotherhood recruit Mike Asher, whom she later slept with. The next day at his school, she killed a group of students who were going to blow up the school. Asher dealt with his problems, and Marabeth walked off with him, Fagin, and Hoffman.[volume & issue needed]
Marshal is a mutant whose first appearance was in The Brotherhood #2. Hoffman and Marshal met each other early in life, and immediately started a healthy rivalry, which just continued to escalate. At some point, they started up the militant terrorist group, The Brotherhood. After Marshal left due to Hoffman becoming a little power-hungry, he became a government agent set on taking down Hoffman.[volume & issue needed]
Armand Martel is a mutant geneticist created by John Byrne, first appeared in Incredible Hulk #317 (Mar 1986). Within the context of the stories, Armand Martel was a member of Bruce Banner's Hulkbusters, a team of highly skilled individuals selected to capture and study the Hulk. Armand is a xeno-biologist specializing in mutant genetics.
Maru is a villain in Marvel Comics, an agent of Fu Manchu and an enemy of Shang Chi. Maru is a seven-foot-tall African warrior with a shaved head and a leopard-skin lioncloth who debuted in Master of Kung Fu #80. Hi is a highly skilled martial artist who scorns the use of weapons and who easily defeated Zaran the weapons master in combat. Maru is first seen instructing Fu Manchu's Leopard Society cultists in combat. He is later enhanced by Fu Manchu, who places electrodes in his head, rendering him immune to pain. He battles Shang Chi atop the World Trade Center in issue #88, nearly killing the hero before Leiko Wu kicks him off the tower roof.
Marvel Boy Vl (David Bank)
Marvel Boy (David Bank) is a mutant who first appeared in Justice: Four Balance #4 (1994). David Bank took on the name of Marvel Boy in the closing issue of a series featuring Vance Astrovik, the previous Marvel Boy.[volume & issue needed] Tony Stark considered Dave as a "potential recruit" for the Initiative program. David Bank could use his energy powers to fly and project energy blasts, and his raw power could overcome the telekinetic powers of Justice.
- Marvel Boy Vll (Captain Marvel Vl, Protector)
- Marvel Girl ll (Phoenix ll)
- Marvel Girl (past)
Mary Zero (Mary) is a mutant created by Gail Simone. Her first appearance was in Agent X #3. Very little is known about the past of this fourteen-year-old mutant, other than the fact that her mutation causes people to be totally unaware of her presence because of a psychic mental block she constantly emits. In a sense she does not exist, until she met Alex Hayden.[volume & issue needed] Mary Zero has been confirmed as depowered by SHIELD computers as a result of M-Day. Mary Zero's former power was that she constantly produced a psychic shroud that nullified her existence to the sensory perceptions of others, causing them to ignore seeing, hearing, or feeling her presence. Simply put, her power literally prevented almost everyone from noticing her existence. Her power even produced selective amnesia in the minds of the few people who did consciously register her.
The Masked Marvel (Adam Austin), is a satirical superhero created by writer Karl Kesel. Austin first appeared in X-Men #187, where he debuted in "The Masked Marvel" - an additional mini-comic which appeared at the end of the issue. "The Masked Marvel" is first presented in a comic book pitch where Adam Austin and his partner, artist Eddie Ward, attempt to convince a Marvel Comic executive that the superhero is worth investing in. Electro appears and, within the satirical context, demands those responsible for writing a scene in which he fainted in a previous Marvel comic be brought before him. Adam Austin, having disappeared before this, appears as the Masked Marvel and apprehends the super-villain. The crisis over, Adam Austin re-appears, and in the end Marvel commissions them to create a Masked Marvel comic.[volume & issue needed] His powers include flight, "Atomic punch", and force field generation.
- Mason, Detective (see Detective Mason)
- Masque (bio-duplicate)
- Mass Master (Counterweight, Destroyer)
- Master Hate
- Master Izo
- Master Khan
- Master Man
- Master Menace
- Master Mind Excello
- Master Mold
- Master of the World
- Master Order
- Master Pandemonium
Mastermind is a computer. Residing under Braddock Manor, home of Captain Britain, in the United Kingdom, he first appeared in Captain Britain Vol. 1 #12 (December 1976). This Mastermind was an alien artificial intelligence that had been built by Captain Britain's father, Doctor James Braddock, Senior. Mastermind lived in the Braddock family's estate.[volume & issue needed] Mastermind is entrusted with the care of several 'Warpies', mutated children, some of whom had superpowers.[volume & issue needed] He is assisted by several government agents who had resisted their own leaders due to concern for the children.[volume & issue needed] However, agents of R.C.X., led by the corrupt Nigel Orpington Smythe, raided Braddock Manor and forcibly removed the children.[volume & issue needed] The rebelling agents were also kidnapped. Mastermind is later reprogrammed by Kang the Conqueror,[volume & issue needed] and subsequently destroyed.
Mastodon is primarily featured in the Wolverine comic books. He first appeared in Wolverine #48 (in a flashback). He was revealed to have been a member of Team X and later a test subject of Weapon X. He appeared in the flesh for the first time in as an old man. He was supposed to be aging much slower than other humans due to an aging-suppression factor given to him at Weapon X. As the aging-suppression had somehow failed, he ultimately died of old age in Jubilee's arms. He was a well-built man who was well-trained in the use of firearms.
Maur-Konn first appeared in Shogun Warriors #1 (Feb 1979), and was created by Doug Moench and Herb Trimpe. Maur-Konn was the leader on Earth of the Myndai in modern times. The Myndai were once members of the federation of alien races called the Charter. They were engaged in a galaxy-wide war with the Lumina, and some were placed on Earth in suspended animation eons ago as sleeper agents. Maur-Konn was the leader of the Followers of Darkness, who opposed and eventually killed the last remaining Followers of the Light on Earth. Maur-Konn is later arrested with the assistance of the Invisible Woman. Maur-Konn was also a former ally of Doctor Demonicus, to whom he gave his satellite headquarters.[volume & issue needed]
Max is an alien, a member of the extraterrestrial race known as the Fortisquains, created by the Beyonders. Max first appeared in Comet Man #1 (February 1987), and was created by Bill Mumy, Miguel Ferrer, and Kelly Jones. Max was assigned to observe the planet Earth, and found himself fascinated by its popular culture. The first human from Earth he met was Dr. Stephen Beckley. Max's spacecraft unintentionally vaporized Dr. Beckley and his ship. However, Max was able to use his advanced technology to reconstruct Beckley's body from its base molecules, giving him superhuman powers in the process.[volume & issue needed]
Maxam was created by Jim Starlin and Tom Raney, and first appeared in Warlock and the Infinity Watch #12 (January 1993). Maxam first appeared in a vision of Gamora,[volume & issue needed] then wielder of the Infinity Gem of time, wherein Maxam murdered Adam Warlock.[volume & issue needed] He later appeared on the island of the Infinity Watch with no memory of his past.[volume & issue needed] Eventually it was revealed that Maxam was from an alternate future earth where the majority of humanity had been wiped out by the Universal Church of Truth, an organization ruled by the future evil self of Adam Warlock known as the Magus. Maxam was sent back in time to destroy Adam before he could become the Magus.[volume & issue needed] Maxam can summon additional body mass increasing his strength and durability to levels he has stated as being an even match for Drax The Destroyer and Hercules, even allowing him to, through supreme effort, break free of the Invisible Woman's force-field when she had imprisoned him.
Edna McCoy is a house wife. The character, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, first appeared in X-Men #15 (December 1965). Within the context of the stories, Edna McCoy is the wife of Norton McCoy and the mother of Hank McCoy. While not generally involved with their son's life, the Dark Beast endangers their life though is unable to actually kill them.[volume & issue needed]
Norton McCoy is a farmer and former atomic energy plant worker in the Marvel Comics universe. The character, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, first appeared in X-Men #15 (December 1965). Within the context of the stories, Norton McCoy is the husband of Edna McCoy and the father of Hank McCoy. While not generally involved with their son's life, the Dark Beast endangers their life though is unable to actually kill them.[volume & issue needed]
Megatak (Gregory Nettles) first appeared in Thor #328 (February 1983), and was created by Doug Moench and Alan Kupperberg. He was an industrial spy. He was inside an experimental video display when he gained his powers. He was defeated by Thor and Sif, and Thor drained his electrical abilities. When Megatak later reappeared in New York, he was gunned down by the Scourge of the Underworld disguised as a homeless man. Megatak was later among the eighteen 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. Megatak's powers have completely taken him over, and he has morphed into a living computer program. Microchip is able to track the Punisher's hacker friend Henry, and Megatak travels into the hacker's computer and assaults him. Megatak then uses the connection to transport Blue Streak to Henry's location. He has since been recruited into the Crime Master's "Savage Six" in order to combat Venom.
Meld (Jeremiah Muldoon) is a mutant whose first appearance was in Sentinel Squad O*N*E #1 (March 2006), created by John Layman and Aaron Lopresti. Meld was found abandoned at a military base, whence he was raised by a couple on the base. He eventually entered into military service, however, due to being a mutant, he was never really accepted and moved from assignment to assignment until becoming part of the Sentinel Squad O*N*E. Meld learned that Alexander Lexington was a mutant, but kept this a secret. He even claimed that he had tampered with Lex's Sentinel when Lexington was forced to use his powers during a mission. Meld is fatally injured when he is nearly strangled to death by Senyaka when Selene's Inner Circle attacks Utopia,[volume & issue needed] and is later confirmed to have died from his injuries.[volume & issue needed] Meld has a metal-altering power enables him to liquefy and reshape all forms of metal through physical contact, Sentinel mech gives him extraordinary size and strength, reinforced armor plating, pulsar beams, optical lasers, non-lethal smoke bomb and capture net ordnance, and boot rockets.
Melee first appeared in Avengers: The Initiative #8 and was created by Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage and Stefano Caselli. A Latino-American girl with previous whereabouts unknown, Melee was recruited into the Fifty State Initiative and sent to its training facility Camp Hammond where she is joined by other new recruits. During a combat training exercise she was involved with, MVP clone KIA attacks and kills fellow recruit Dragon Lord; in the wake of this assault, she presented Dragon Lord's ashes to his family. After the Skrull invasion, Melee was assigned to further training at Camp Hammond, in order to become a martial arts instructor. Melee possesses mastery of every form of martial arts.
Donald Menken in other media
Donald Menken appears in The Spectacular Spider-Man as a recurring character during its second season, voiced by Greg Weisman. He appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, played by Colm Feore. He is responsible for creating the Green Goblin, as Harry forced him to inject him with Richard Parker's spider venom. In a deleted scene, Menken is killed by the Green Goblin, dropping him from OsCorp Tower to his death.
- Mercurio the 4-D Man
- Mercury ll (Cerebro's X-Men)
- Mercury lll (Cessily kincaid)
- Irene Merryweather
- Metal Master
- Metalhead (Marvel 2099)
- Metalsmith (Marvel 2099)
- Meteorite lll (Valerie Barnhardt)
- Michael Badalino
- Michael Gerdes
- Lynn Michaels
Microbe (Zachary Smith Jr.) debuted in New Warriors Vol. 3 #1. He is a mutant with the ability to communicate with germs and other microscopic organisms. He was a member of the New Warriors. His biological father, a prominent medical researcher, thought he had discovered a way to cure previously incurable diseases. Instead, it turned out that Microbe had unknowingly used his mutant power and "talked" the diseases into acting out the results his father wanted.[volume & issue needed] Disgraced, his father disowned Microbe, leaving the teen heartbroken and alone. Out of compassion, Night Thrasher adopted him and began training him to be a superhero, making him a member of the New Warriors.[volume & issue needed]
Midnight (Jeff Wilde) is the son of Midnight Man. After Moon Knight encountered Black Cat and Wilde, Wilde partnered with Moon Knight and took the name Midnight. While training his new sidekick, Moon Knight was targeted by the Secret Empire. In an attempt to eliminate Moon Knight for past confrontations with the criminal organization, the Secret Empire seemingly disintegrated Midnight with an energy blast. Midnight possesses a cyborg body enhanced with rocket-powered feet, super-extensible arms, super-strength, and laser beams.
Midnight Man first appeared in Moon Knight #3 (January 1981), and was created by Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz. Anton Mogart, as Midnight Man, is a costumed criminal who steals art treasures and valuable original manuscripts. As part of his schtick, he "always struck at midnight." He was an enemy of Moon Knight. Mogart is presumed dead after his first encounter with Moon Knight after being shot by Marlene and falling off of his roof, but he appears several issues later working with Raoul Bushman. Bushman betrays Midnight Man however, and leaves him and Moon Knight to drown in the flooding sewer system. Moon Knight manages to barely rescue himself and Midnight Man.
Mimir first appeared in Thor #240 (October 1975), and was created by Roy Thomas, Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema. Mimir was a child of Buri and uncle of Odin. He was a former opponent of Odin whom Odin transformed into a fiery being. He now dwells in the Well of Wisdom in Asgard. Odin sacrificed his right eye to Mimir for the wisdom to forestall Ragnarok. Mimir is a virtually omniscient being with precognitive abilities. Thor travels to Hildstalf, to seek out the wisdom of the Well of Mimir. Mimir was apparently slain in the destruction of Asgard at the hands of Thor.[volume & issue needed]
Mindblast (Danielle Forte) is a mutant supervillain. Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mindblast was selected for her impressive telekinetic abilities to join the Femme Fatales, a group of super-powered, female criminals. Her mutant powers enabled her to produce tractor beams that could move over 500 tons. However, her power was limited to a single beam. She joined Femme Fatales, and she was hired by the Chameleon to threaten an ambassador. Spider-Man intervened and saved the ambassador, making an enemy with the Femme Fatales.
Mindmeld is a super villain and an ally to Shinobi Shaw of the former Hellfire Club and Upstarts, both powerful criminal organizations. Along with Clear-Cut, Mindmeld was employed by Shinobi Shaw as a personal bodyguard and protector.[volume & issue needed] Mindmeld had the ability to displace the brain wave patterns of herself and others, allowing her to swap bodies with others. She has also been known to put the minds of her enemies into animals, such as rats.
Mink is a former criminal, who became a part of Nighthawk's America Redeemers, who attempted to stop the Squadron from taking over the world.[volume & issue needed] She was an heiress who turned to a life of crime for excitement. She fell in love with Nighthawk, but he was killed when Squadron infiltrator Foxfire used her powers to rot Nighthawk's heart. Mink then killed Foxfire with her claws.[volume & issue needed] Mink has no superhuman powers, but is highly acrobatic and skilled in martial arts. She wields metal claws and Mink-stink, or mustard gas.
Misfit underwent treatment by the Power Broker to enhance his strength to superhuman levels. While the treatment was effective, it grotesquely distorted his body, giving him a humped back, and only increasing the mass of his right arm and left leg.[volume & issue needed] He joined the Night Shift when they recruited him.[volume & issue needed] He is later defeated by Captain America in an incident involving the Brothers Grimm.[volume & issue needed] Misfit first appeared in West Coast Avengers #40 (January 1989), and was created by Mark Gruenwald and Al Milgrom.
Miss Fingers was a squidlike mutant with the ability to teleport or become transparent. She caught Marshal by surprise in his final battle with Hoffman, as one of the last Brotherhood members loyal to Hoffman, but she was decked with a brick by Orwell.[volume & issue needed] Her first appearance was in The Brotherhood #9.
Miss Mass is a Canadian super villain, most notably as a member of Omega Flight, a group that battled Alpha Flight. A buxom woman with complete control of her mass, as well as super strength and endurance, Miss Mass was a member of the villainous group, Omega Flight.[volume & issue needed] Because of her power, she is able to create earthquakes and tremors by stomping on the ground. She proved to be quite a threat for Talisman when the hero used her wind powers to blast away the entire group of Omega Flight.[volume & issue needed]
Miss Patriot (Mary Morgan) is superhero created by writer Otto Binder and artist Al Gabriele for Timely Comics, the 1940s precursor of Marvel, and first appeared in Marvel Mystery Comics #29 (Mar. 1942), in the Patriot story "Death Stalks the Shipyard". She would appear again in Marvel Mystery Comics #50 (December 1943) gaining the identity Miss Patriot before quickly disappearing into obscurity. The character was revisited in the 2010 miniseries Captain America: Patriot, which explored her impact on the history of the third Captain America and original Patriot, Jeff Mace. Mary Morgan is a reporter for the Daily Bugle, soon after fellow reporter Jeff Mace became the masked hero known as Patriot, she followed the hero in his exploits. When she is taken captive by Dr. Groitzig and Signore Scharrolla, Mary Morgan was used as a test subject for their super-soldier serum before she was rescued by Patriot. The experimentation gave Morgan superhuman senses and she took the name "Miss Patriot" to fight crime.
- Miss Thing (Ms. Marvel ll, She-Thing)
- Missing Link
- Missing Link ll (Lincoln)
- Missing Link lll (Ray Morgan)
- Missing Link lV (Circus of Crime)
Mist Mistress made her first appearance in Captain America #346. Her mutant power is the ability to spread a chemical agent that turns to acid or anesthetic and can also use her mental powers to guide it where she wants and dissolve solid things. As part of the Resistants, she participates in the rescue of Mentallo from a vehicle conveying him to the superhuman prison the Vault. Mist Mistress personally melts part of the vehicle and the armor of a Guardsman found inside. Mentallo is taken to the Resistants' Death Valley hideout and officially joins the group. Mist Mistress loses her mutant powers after the M-Day.
- Mister Buda
- Mister Doll
- Mister Drewston
- Mister Fantastic
- Mister Fear
- Mister Fear lll (Larry Cranston)
- Mister Fear lV (Alan Fagan)
- Mister Fish
- Mister Gideon
- Mister Hyde
- Mister Immortal
- Mister Jip
- Mister Johnston
Mr. Justice (Timothy Carney) is a superhero, and a member of the superhero team called the First Line. He was created by Roger Stern and John Byrne, and first appeared in Marvel: The Lost Generation #12. He was the younger brother of Yankee Clipper. Mr. Justice was, in his teenage years, recruited into the First Line. He was at this time known as Kid Justice. He was highly influenced by his brother during their partnership, and once when faced with a difficulty, he asked himself "what would Clipper do?" He had several times been saved by Nightingale and Yankee Clipper.[volume & issue needed] He has also been cited by teammates as the living legacy of Yankee Clipper after Clipper's disappearing in Marvel: The Lost Generation #4. Mr. Justice seemingly died in Marvel: The Lost Generation #12, along with most of the First Line group members while battling a Skrull fleetship.[volume & issue needed]
Mr. One & Mr. Two
Mister One & Mister Two is a mutant whose spirit can inhabit either of two bodies; one body is tiny and helpless and the other is gigantic and possessed of superhuman strength. For a time they are cared for by Joe Keegan, who had found them. Keegan realizes they are too much for him and attempts to advertise for a better caretaker.[volume & issue needed] Mister One is less than an inch tall and is frail and mute, in the past it never moved, because it could always use its other body to move, so it had no need to do so. It can communicate telepathically, but otherwise possesses no known abilities other than those inherent to its size. Mister Two is approximately eight feet tall and possesses superhuman strength and durability, though it can be completely incapacitated by electrical shock. His body could react to stress by generating defenses, though the defense wasn't always better than the attack itself.
- Mister Rasputin
- Mister Rudy
- Mister Sensitive
- Mister Sinister
- Mister Stern
- Mister Two
- Mister Varley
- Mister X
- Mistress Love
Max Modell was created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, and first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #648. Max Modell is the head of Horizon Labs, and Peter Parker's latest employer. Horizon Labs develops amazing technology through the innovation and genius of their employees, and handsomely rewards them for their work. Even though Peter has no set schedule, and is able to work on his time, Max nonetheless begins to notice Peter's absence during emergencies - and comes to the most logical conclusion, which he confronts Peter with: that Peter Parker is Spider-Man's go-to guy for technology. Max Modell is openly gay and has a partner named Hector Baez.
Mogul of the Mystic Mountain
Mogul of the Mystic Mountain first appeared in Thor #137 (February 1967), and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He is the evil ruler of Zanadu the Mystic Mountain in Skornheim, a land in the Asgardian dimension. Mogul commands a powerful "Jinni Devil" and other mystical beings. Mogul long ago conquered the land that was home to Hogun the Grim. Thousands perished in his coup and under his tyranny, as Mogul laid waste to the land. Hogun escaped with his fathers and brothers, who dedicated their lives to finding the Mystic Mountain, Mogul's home; Hogun's relatives perished seeking the Mountain. His powers include teleportation, matter rearrangement and illusion casting.
Mole was created by Louise Simonson and Terry Shoemaker, and his first appearance was in X-Factor #51 (February 1990). Mole was a member of the Morlocks, many of whom were slaughtered during the events of Mutant Massacre by the Marauders. Mole, along with his friend Chickenwings, left the Morlocks' "Alley" after the Massacre. They survived and subsisted as homeless men in the streets of New York City until Sabretooth decided to hunt down the survivors of the Massacre. He stalked and attacked the pair and killed Chickenwings, giving Mole enough of a lead to escape using his burrowing ability.
The Molten Man-Thing is a monster created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby (pencils), and Steve Ditko (inker). He first appeared in Tales of Suspense #7 (1960). The Molten Man-Thing escaped from an erupting volcano on a South Pacific Island. The creature stumbled into a nearby village where he encountered Frank Harper, a vacationing pilot. Harper blasted him with cool air in a wind tunnel at a nearby airport. The Molten Man-Thing fell back into the volcano.
Alison Mongrain is a recurring character in The Amazing Spider-Man comic books during the latter half of the Clone Saga. She served as an agent of Norman Osborn, who had returned to North America to personally finish off Peter Parker and destroy everything he had held dear, which included his unborn child May Parker. In the final storyline of the Clone Saga, "Revelations", Mongrain's task was to poison Peter's pregnant wife Mary Jane Watson, forcing her into premature labor. In the alternate universe of the MC2 Spider-Girl title, Mongrain was tracked down by Peter's first clone Kaine, who rescued May from her grip and returned her to Peter and Mary Jane. Having bonded with May whilst keeping her prisoner, Alison returns sometime later with the intent of killing Normie Osborn who's brief tenure as the Green Goblin convince her that he would harm the child that she grew attached to. Spider-Girl. having been informed of her intents by Kaine reassured Mongrain that the child is safe by unmasking herself.
Monkey King is a crime lord turned adventurer created by Nick Spencer and Ariel Olivetti, first appeared in Iron Man 2.0 #5 (July 2011). Within the context of the stories, Monkey King was a crime lord who modeled himself after the Monkey King of Chinese legend, Sun Wukong. The Monkey King is tricked by one of his rivals into attempting to steal Ruyi Jingu Bang, the staff of the original Wukong. In his quest, he comes across the spirit of the original Monkey King, who allows him to take the staff, provided his heart is pure. Agreeing, he takes the staff, but is judged impure and cast down to the Eighth City of Heaven, a prison that housed many demons, for fifteen years. During the events of Fear Itself, the Absorbing Man cracks the city wall, allowing the Monkey King and other beings trapped there to escape.
Monsoon (Aloba Dastoor) is a mutant whose first appearance was in X-Factor vol. 1 #99. Monsoon, the brother of the best-selling author Haven, helped his sister in planning the Mahapralaya, or 'Great Destruction'. The intention of this was to have humans and mutants evolve into one race, by destroying three-fourths of the world's population.[volume & issue needed] Though Monsoon believes in the Mahapralaya, he found Haven's plans for this to twisted and wrong, considering how many lives would've been lost. To him, the Mahapralaya would come, but only when God decides it.[volume & issue needed] He can generate and manipulate violent weather patterns to create gale-force winds, torrential rainfall, and lightning bolts focused from the sky or through his fists. He can fly by riding summoned wind currents strong enough to support his weight to elevate himself. After the Decimation, Monsoon lost his mutant powers.[volume & issue needed]
Monstra is a character in the X-Men series. She was created by Grant Morrison, and first appears in New X-Men #123. Monstra is an alien member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard, a superguardian. She has four arms and three eyes, and has super-strength and durability. She first appeared during the assault on Earth, where she battled the Beast, but was ultimately defeated.[volume & issue needed]
Monstro (Frank Johnson) is a supporting character of the Irredeemable Ant-Man. He was created by Robert Kirkman and Khari Evans, and his first appearance was in Amazing Fantasy (vol. 2) #15. Frank Johnson's powers manifested at the age of 33. After receiving them, not knowing his own strength, he accidentally caused the ceiling of his house to cave in, killing his wife and daughter. Not wanting to go to jail, Frank went on the run, becoming a firefighter for a short time until the publicity from his miraculous saves drew too much attention. He now works for Damage Control, assisting in their mission of cleaning up after superhuman incidents.[volume & issue needed] Monstro possesses superhuman strength and endurance. The origin of his powers is unknown, and it is unknown whether he is related to the Golden Age character of the same name who was the giant son of Mars.
Moonhunter is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He was created by Mark Gruenwald and Rik Levins, and first appeared in Captain America #402 (July 1992). Zach Moonhunter once worked as a werewolf wrangler under Dredmund the Druid's mental control. He first encountered Captain America outside Starkesboro, Massachusetts. He fought Captain America, and captured him. Zach Moonhunter is an athletic man with no superhuman powers, though he is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant and a highly accomplished pilot. As a werewolf hunter, Moonhunter wore a mask and body armor that were both silver-plated for protection against werewolves. The mask was surmounted by a "wig" composed of sharp, jagged strands of silver. He carried guns that fired silver bullets, which can kill werewolves. He wore gauntlets that fired silver darts which could harm werewolves or drug-tipped darts that could induce unconsciousness in human beings. He used a whip with a silver tip that could case werewolves pain. He used a rope coated with silver as a lasso for capturing werewolves. His body armor was equipped with artificial claws he could use for help in scaling walls. As the Druid's operative, he piloted a two-man jet-powered sky-cycle.
Moonraker is a member of Force Works. He first appears in Force Works #16 (October 1995), and was created by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Slade Truman, known as the costumed adventurer Moonraker, and later discovered to be a re-incarnated Gustav Brandt restored to health by the Priests of Pama of an alternate dimension and sent here to forewarn this Earth about Kang's plans to destroy it, was revealed to be an identity created by Immortus for one of his Space Phantoms as part of a plan to infiltrate Force Works during the events leading up to The Crossing.
- Moonstar (Psyche, Mirage ll)
- Moonstone ll (Meteorite ll, Ms. Marvel lll)
- David Moreau
Philip Morgan was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and first appeared in Strange Tales #99 (August 1962). Mister Morgan was an inventor of robotic beings called humanoids, in the year 2090. These humanoids came to replace humans in the workforce, but many of them proved unreliable like running amok or malfunctioning. When humanity could no longer trust the humanoids to perform their jobs, they abandoned them by ordering them all to leap off a cliff. Morgan saved one of his creations from destruction, but leaving it hidden in a vault in the belief that he might redeem the humanoids in the eyes of humanity and prove that they were of use to society.
Jim Morita is a Japanese-American soldier during World War II. The character, created by Roy Thomas and Dick Ayers, first appeared in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #38 (January 1967). Within the context of the stories, Jim Morita is a Nisei soldier whose squadron assisted Sergeant Fury's Howling Commandos on several missions. His squad was at one point captured and sent to a Nazi Prison Camp, but were broken out by the Commandos. The character of Jim Morita was adapted for the film Captain America: The First Avenger, played by actor Kenneth Choi, as a member of the Howling Commandos. Choi reprises his role in the second season premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "Shadows".
- Maris Morlak
- Morning Star
- Moses Magnum
- Mother Earth/Mother Nature
Mother Inferior is a mutant whose first appearance was in Web of Spider-Man #77 (June, 1991). Spider-Man found Mother Inferior, Ent, Pester, Pester’s baby, and Anna in the sub-basement of the abandoned Poseidon Hotel, as he followed a trail of mysterious accidents at a fundraiser for the homeless at the hotel. The new Firebrand attacked and the sub-basement began to collapse.[volume & issue needed] Spider-Man and Ent tried to hold up the ceiling to give everyone time to escape, but they realized that Mother Inferior was too big to move on her own. They attempted to reach her, but Mother Inferior understood that there was no time and ordered her rodent hordes to push them back. The ceiling collapsed on her, and Anna remarks that she sacrificed herself to save her family.[volume & issue needed] Mother Inferior was able to control vermin, including rats and possibly cockroaches. This ability is apparently sonic, not psionic, because when her mouth blocked she was unable to command the creatures. However, she was unable to speak normally.
- Mother Night
- Motormouth (Marvel UK)
- Mousabi, Rana
- Alyssa Moy
- Ms. America
- Ms. Marvel V (Kamala Khan)
- Ms. MODOK
- Ms. Steed
Amanda Mueller was created by Fabian Nicieza, Anthony Williams and Andy Lanning, and first appeared in Gambit vol. 3 #4. Amanda Mueller is the great-great grandmother of Cyclops, Havok and Vulcan and the mother of Fontanelle. In 1891, after surviving a series of miscarriages, Amanda Mueller was accused of being the Black Womb killer. Her obstetrician was none other than Dr. Milbury, an identity used by Mr Sinister. Mueller was married to Daniel Summers, who left Amanda with their only son because he could not handle the accusations. Amanda Mueller possess the ability to live forever, immortality. However, she is not immune to the non-lethal effects of aging, including increasingly wrinkled skin and immobility as well as more.
Doctor Oonagh Mullarkey is a mad scientist from the Marvel UK imprint. She first appeared in Motormouth #1, and was created by Gary Franks and Graham Marks. Oonagh Mullarkey is a mad scientist who works for Gena-Sys, a research company owned by Mys-Tech. She is responsible for the creation of Killpower, the Genetix, and countless other genetically altered super-beings.[volume & issue needed] Killpower came to regard her as a mother figure, despite her willingness to experiment on him with no regards to his feelings. These feelings were lessened by the efforts and pleadings of Motormouth, who even once struck down Mullarkey in full view of Killpower, in order to rescue him from a Mys-Tech facility.[volume & issue needed] Later, she separates out the "good" and "evil" parts of her own personality, downloading the good portions into a shapeshifting protoplasmic being called Plasmer.[volume & issue needed]
The Mummudrai, also known as Revenants, are noncorporeal parasites composed solely of emotional energy born from the astral plane of existence, in essence the Mummdrai are the dark reflections of humanity that inhabited a mirror universe of their own, and only occasionally crossed the Veil from their portion of the astral plane known as the Underworld. The first and most notable member of the mummudrai species to appear on panel is Cassandra Nova. The mummudrai are able to copy the DNA of other beings and construct physical bodies for themselves. The mummudrai can also manipulate the DNA it copies to act as a rapid healing factor or to phase through solid matter. Further, they can manipulate the DNA of others, breaking it down at the molecular level. After copying the DNA of Charles Xavier, the mummudrai Cassandra Nova accessed the full spectrum of latent mutant functions in his genome, granting itself vast psionic powers. Descriptions of mummudrai encounters by the Imperial Guard note their ability to strip "a man of his hopes and dreams," in line with the nature of Cassandra Nova's psionic attacks.
Mutant (Chad Channing) is a character in the Marvel Knights 2099 universe, and created by Robert Kirkman. He is a teenage mutant in a future where superheroes are outlawed and there is a Sentinel on every street corner. After the Mutant Registration Act all mutants are identified at birth and given registration numbers (which are burnt into the forearm) as well as suppression medication that stops their mutant abilities from manifesting. Mutant wears a form fitting blue costume, a full head mask (except for an open hair top), and lenses on the eyes. Mutant's powers include telekinetic abilities he can use to enhance his agility and strength to above human standards, he can also propel himself through the air.
Mutant Master was a member of the supervillain team, Factor Three.[volume & issue needed] He was also a member of the Siris race and once on Earth he posed as mutant human. He secretly sought to trigger a war between the USA and what was then known as the USSR to wipe out the human race.[volume & issue needed] However, his followers turned against him when he was exposed as being an alien, and to avoid capture he committed suicide. The Mutant Master was created by Roy Thomas and Ross Andru. The character was first mentioned in X-Men #26 (November 1966).
Mysteria (Last name revealed to be Winters) was a member of Superia's Femizons. Mysteria was invited by Superia to be part of the Femizons. As part of that group, Mysteria participated in the en masse attack on Captain America and Paladin when they were discovered. Mysteria, through some undefined power, can release a thick mist around herself, which lacks any oxygen, leaving her opponents confused and panicking. She also uses a pair of "Mist-Sticks", which can generate an electric shock that paralyzes the victim.
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