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- N'Kantu, the Living Mummy
- Nameless One
- Namor the Sub-Mariner
- Nance Winters
- Nara (Avengers Arena)
- Negasonic Teenage Warhead
- Foggy Nelson
- Ray Nesters
Neurotap worked with Martin Henry Strong to find mutants for his experiments. She hates the fact that she is a mutant and worked with Strong only because he promised he would not only cure her but also help settle the severe financial burdens her parents suffered when they both were put into comas when her powers first manifested. During her tenure with Strong Industries she was romantically involved with Adam X the X-Treme,[volume & issue needed] but later betrayed him for the sake of her parents.[volume & issue needed]
After the initial takedown of Strong Industries, Neurotap continued to work for Strong,[volume & issue needed] but felt she was in over her head and called in X-Force to assist her, allying herself with Rictor and Shatterstar.[volume & issue needed]
Neurotap sends neurosynaptic pulses via eye-contact, causing slowness, paralysis, and nervous system damage.
Kate Neville is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. She first appeared in Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. #3 (August 1988), and was created by Bob Harras and Paul Neary. The character subsequently appears in the Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. series that began in 1989 and ran until 1993.
Kate Neville was born on Long Island, New York. She majored at S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy in efficient killing, an excellent hand-to-hand combatant and a superb marksman with firearms. Kate held the title of Chief of Ordnance. Kate was later transferred to the SHIELD Base Tau/Ce, a class C armory and Communications center. She posed as a receptionist for the firm Knopf and Lilicrap Insurance, which was just a front of SHIELD itself.[volume & issue needed]
When Nick Fury was on the run from artificial life forms that had infiltrated SHIELD, he attempted to enter Tau/Ce. Kate attempted to capture him and his ally, Alexander Goodwin Pierce, hoping for a promotion.[volume & issue needed]
Despite not doing so, Kate was considered a candidate for the Deltites, who wished to replicate her as one of their own. She refused and was imprisoned in the SHIELD orbiting base, along with multiple HYDRA agents and many prominent civilians.[volume & issue needed] Kate was essential in the break out and defeat of Deltite forces and ensuring the civilians were safe.[volume & issue needed]
After SHIELD was disbanded, Kate moved to Nova Scotia to work personally for Nick Fury.[volume & issue needed] When SHIELD was reorganized, she rejoined.[volume & issue needed] She entered a romantic relationship with Fury for some time,[volume & issue needed] but the relationship suffered after HYDRA killed over 1500 S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in New York City as Fury further distanced himself from his friends and colleagues.[volume & issue needed]
Kate was ultimately captured by Baron Strucker, in order to lure Nick into a final confrontation at his Iceland fortress. Before Fury could free her from captivity, she was placed in an iron maiden device and killed.
Kate Neville is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant and a superb marksman with firearms. She is a highly skilled assassin, adept in many techniques of killing.
Kate Neville received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89 #5.
Kate Neville in other media
She makes a cameo appearance in the 1993 video game The Punisher.
Nezarr the Calculator
Within the context of the stories, Nezarr is a Celestial present during at least the First and Fourth Hosts to visit Earth. His specific task among the Celestials is not made clear in the stories, though he is shown to be their mathematician and possessing the ability to project illusions.
Other versions of Nezarr
- NFL Superpro
- Sha Shan Nguyen
- Night Flyer
- Night Nurse
- Night Thrasher (Donyell Taylor)
- Night Thrasher (Dwayne Taylor)
Nightcat was an aborted attempt on the part of Marvel Comics to create a real-world character that would also star in its comic books.
Portrayed by Jacqueline Tavarez, Nightcat was to be both a comic book superhero as well as a real-world singer. The experiment got as far as the release of one comic book and one music CD before the plug was pulled. In the comics, Jacqueline gained cat-like powers and used them to fight crime.
Nightingale is a fictional superhero from Marvel Comics, who first appeared in Marvel: The Lost Generation # 12. She was a founding member of the First Line, joining at the request of the Yankee Clipper.[volume & issue needed] Her origin is unknown, but she is apparently Caribbean.
Nightingale has the power to sense emotions and life-forces and to heal the injuries of others. However, her abilities can be "overloaded" if she is in proximity to too much death at once. She also apparently has some psychic abilities which give her premonitions of future events.
Nightingale died during the first attempted Skrull invasion of Earth. Her healing and empathic powers were overloaded by the amount of death surrounding her, resulting in her own death.[volume & issue needed]
- Nightmask (newuniversal)
- Niles Van Roekel (Marvel-EA)
- Nimrod (vampire)
- Nina Price
- Adri Nital
- Kiden Nixon
- Noble Kale
Nia Noble is a hybrid of a human telepath and an enhanced Atlantean. Her father was the Atlantean Nazi sympathizer U-Man, and it is believed that her mother was the World War II-era villainess called Lady Lotus.
Much of her past is unknown. Nia was born during WWII, but because of her Atlantean physiology she is still physically a young woman. At some point she met and married former Golden Age superhero, Peter Noble, known as The Fin, who was mystically prevented from aging and could breathe underwater. The two became rulers of the Fin's undersea kingdom of Neptunia, where they stayed out of surface affairs for decades.[volume & issue needed]
However, Peter Noble still held a U. S. Navy commission, which was reactivated (at the rank of Admiral) so that he could take command of the Infiltrator, a battleship designed by the Thin Man using extradimensional technology. This vessel could sail through "six-dimensional" space, re-entering our world at any point it chose, as well as containing other extremely advanced features. Nia and Peter both boarded the ship, along with Thin Man and the rest of his New Invaders team.[volume & issue needed]
The Infiltrator acted as the Invaders' headquarters for several missions, but ultimately had to be sacrificed to prevent a doomsday device from being used by Nia's evil father, U-Man, to flood the world. The Invaders disbanded after this, and it is assumed that Nia and her husband returned to Neptunia as its rulers.[volume & issue needed]
Nia is a hybrid of Homo sapiens (possibly Homo superior) and Homo mermanus. As such, she has the ability to breathe and survive indefinitely in either air or water. Her strength, stamina and physical durability are all superhuman, sufficiently so to allow her to fight hand to hand against U-Man. In addition, she has inherited some limited telepathic ability from her (assumed) mother Lady Lotus. Nia is able to project intensely painful mental attacks, create mindscapes to allow for the astral interactions of others and to control the powers of others as if they were her own.
Nocturne is the name of several characters in the Marvel Universe.
Nocturne (Talia Wagner)
Nocturne (Angela Cairn)
Angela Cairn is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe primarily associated with Spider-Man comics. She was created by J.M. DeMatteis and Sal Buscema, and first appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man vol. 1 #190 (July 1992).
Cairn was first introduced as a New York City police officer. Later she was transformed by a mutate of Baron Helmut Zemo into a mute bat-winged entity known as Nocturne. Following her transformation she had several encounters with Spider-Man. At one point she met, cared for and allied herself with the sometime-villain Puma.
Other characters named Nocturne
- A character named Nocturne (Bridget Warner) was a member of Emplate's Hellions.
- A character named Nocturne was a vampiric foe of First Line team member Black Fox.
- The character Night Raven is also known as Nocturne.
- Noh-Varr (Captain Marvel)
- Dakota North
- North, David (Maverick, Agent Zero)
- Nostromo (Marvel 2099)
- Nova (Richard Rider)
- Nova (Sam Alexander)
- Nova (Frankie Raye)
- Cassandra Nova
Nova-Prime (Tanak Valt) is a fictional character in Marvel Comics. He first appeared in Fantastic Four #204-206 (March-May 1979), and was created by Marv Wolfman, Keith Pollard, and Joe Sinnott. The character subsequently appears in ROM #24 (November 1981).
Tanak Valt was one of the founders of the Nova Corps, and was its high commander (Centurion) for several years. His wife Adora was the Suzerain (queen) of Xandar. He was made Nova-Prime upon Nova's return to Earth, and was also made leader of the Champions of Xandar.
Nova-Prime appeared as part of the "Champions of Xandar" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #16.
- Nth Man
- Nth Man: the Ultimate Ninja
- Nuke (Frank Simpson)
- Null, the Living Darkness
Nut is a member of the Heliopolitans in the Marvel Universe. The character, based on the Nut of Egyptian mythology, was created by Bill Mantlo and John Buscema, and first appeared in Thor #241 (November 1975).
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- Night Cat (singer/adventurer)
- Nightcat #1
- Spectacular Spider-Man vol. 1 #190 (July 1992)
- Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #13 (1993)
- The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 1 #395 (November 1994)
- Anthony Flamini & Ronald Byrd (w), Scott Kolins (p), Scott Kolins (i). Civil War: Battle Damage Report 1 (March 2007), Marvel Comics
- as revealed in Avengers #260 (1985)
- New Warriors #40-42, Nova V2 #1