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Abraxas, sometimes called the Dark Man, is a cosmic entity who embodies the destruction of the Marvel multiverse. The existence of Galactus prevents him from emerging. The character, created by Carlos Pacheco, first appeared in Fantastic Four Annual 2001 (September 2001).
Born in 1909, Helmut is unaware of his father or extended family until Agamemnon finds him during World War II and returns him to the Pantheon, assigning him the codename "Achilles".[Hulk 1] He is virtually invulnerable. His sole known weakness is gamma radiation; just being near Hulk neutralizes his ability.
Within the context of the stories, Adam X is a half-human and half-Shi'ar who possesses the mutant ability to ignite the oxygen in another person's blood. He initially encounters X-Force while he is working for Martin Strong. Initially unaware of Strong's connection to Project: Wideawake, Adam eventually works with X-Force when the full extent of Strong's plans are revealed.[X-Men 1]
The character has made sporadic appearances since then with little background added. Some overall plot threads from the X-Men related titles were touched on such as Mister Sinister being interested in Adam X,[volume & issue needed] and the former Shi'ar emperor D'Ken being his father.[Comics 1] The character was also an aspect of the "third Summers brother" plot element. When introduced, Adam X was thought by readers to be the son of Katherine Summers and Shi'Ar Emperor D'Ken. While this origin was never confirmed in the comics themselves, Adam is half-human, and Katherine was the only known human woman in Shi'ar space at the time. X-Men vol. 2, #39 (December 1994) featured a story about Adam discovering Philip Summers (father of Christopher Summers and grandfather of Cyclops and Havok) in the Alaskan wilderness and feeling an unusual connection to the old man.
Nicieza later confirmed that he intended Adam X to be the half-brother of Cyclops and Havok:
ADAM X was INTENDED to be the illegitimate offspring of D'Ken and Kate Summers. Taken from D'Ken and raised on a farming planet
BUT–and it's a big but–since I never had the opportunity to tell the entire story, what I intended is worth the screen it's printed on.
Robert Scott Adsit is a fictionalized version of the real Scott Adsit in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan and Tony Moore, first appeared in Deadpool Vol. 3 #1 (January 2013).
Scott Adsit is a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who worked alongside fellow agent Emily Preston and mercenary Deadpool. When Emily was killed by a zombie George Washington, Adsit and Deadpool worked to bring her back to life after the former revealed that Emily's consciousness was saved. Emily was already recreated as a LMD to capture a corrupt agent and Adsit and Deadpool soon teamed up with Phil Coulson. Adsit later aided Deadpool in battling ULTIMATUM, but soon had to be rescued by him when Deadpool was threatened. Adsit was later kidnapped by Madcap and had to be rescued by Deadpool once again. Afterwards, Adsit asks Deadpool to join his new team the Mercs for Money. It's later revealed that Adsit is monitoring Deadpool for S.H.I.E.L.D.
The character, created by Chris Claremont and John Romita, Jr., first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #187-188 (November–December 1984). The character subsequently appears in Uncanny X-Men #220-227 (August 1987-March 1988), Wolverine #86 (October 1994), and X-Factor #118-121 (January–April 1996).
Within the context of the stories, the Adversary is a demon who is initially summoned by the X-Men member Forge during the Vietnam War. While Forge banishes the demon, the Adversary has a foothold on the Earth thanks to Forge's actions. Years later, Forge's mentor Nazé is killed and his form and memories are stolen by a Dire Wraith, an alien parasite. The Nazé impostor summons the Adversary, only to be destroyed by the demon. The Adversary is then able to escape the dimension to which he was bound, capturing Forge and his ally, Storm of the X-Men, and imprisoning them in the otherworldly stronghold of the goddess Roma, whom he subdued. The Adversary then battles the combined forces of the X-Men and Freedom Force during the "Fall of the Mutants" crossover. The Adversary is permanently banished when nine souls willingly sacrifice themselves in a magical spell. The X-Men died, but Roma secretly returned them to life.
Aegis is the name of two characters in Marvel Comics:
Lady of All Sorrows
Trey Jason Rollins
Teenager Trey Rollins finds a magical breastplate, the Aegis. He creates a costumed identity and begins calling himself Aegis. He decides to use his newfound abilities to protect his neighborhood from gangs and criminals, becoming a hero to the kids in Brooklyn. He later helps the New Warriors defeat Blastaar and joins the group.
During the superhero civil war, an unregistered Aegis, being pursued by S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives, is offered sanctuary with X-Factor but declines. He later complies with the Registration Act.
Aegis is killed during a fight with the Huntsman when the breastplate fails to protect him after he jumped out of a 12-story window. Huntsman was acting on behalf of Hera, the source of the Aegis' power after Zeus' death. He later appears in Erebus, a casino where souls try to win a chance at resurrection. He helps Hercules save Zeus from his imprisonment by Hades and accompanies Amadeus Cho to the Elysian Fields.
Within the context of the stories, Aero is one of ten children, the younger sister of Cannonball, Husk, and Icarus. Her father dies early in her life due to black lung. Melody sees her siblings develop powers one by one. Her brother Sam (Cannonball) is the first, followed by Paige (Husk). Husk comes to the attention of the alien entities known as the Phalanx; they come to the family farm, endangering the lives of the entire family, kidnap Paige and destroy the home. Much later Josh (Icarus) manifests his wings during a music festival; the resulting chaos draws all the Guthries into a brutal feud with another family. Melody then develops the ability to produce an aura which allows her to fly. After this manifestation, she becomes known as Aero. She then joins Xavier's school as a student.
Due to the effects of Scarlet Witch going insane in the Marvel crossover event "Decimation", a majority of Earth's mutants lose their powers. Aero and her brother Jeb both lose their powers following the events of M-Day. In an attempt to prove to one of her teachers, Emma Frost, that she still has her powers, she leaps off of a roof. Fortunately, another teacher, Beast, is able to save her from injury. Melody moves back home with her mother, Lucinda, and her other siblings. She is last seen with her mother, who is receiving a call from Emma Frost concerning the death of her brother Icarus.
Aftershock (Allison Dillon) is a supervillainess appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics 2 imprint and later adapted in the Earth-616 universe during the Heroic Age and Fear Itself storyline as a member of as the Bastards of Evil. The character initially appeared in the Spider-Girl series. The context of the character is that she is the daughter of Max Dillon in the MC2 timeline and an antagonist of Spider-Girl. She contains the similar powers and abilities along with similar costume of her father.
Agamemnon is a half-human, half-Asgardian. He was born immortal, and though he never physically aged beyond the age of 16 (although he employs holograms to appear as an old man), the Pantheon members are all his descendants: Achilles, Ajax, Andromeda, Atalanta, Cassiopea, Delphi, Hector, Jason, Paris, Perseus, Prometheus, and two characters named Ulysses. He recruited the Pantheon, stationed in the Nevada desert based headquarters called The Mount. Hela once called him Vali Halfling.
Aside from being immortal, he does not appear to have superhuman powers. He is a master in analyzing and forecasting the future development of social structures, as well as a master battle strategist[volume & issue needed] and an excellent hand-to-hand combatant. He also has access to the highly advanced technology produced by the Pantheon scientists and craftsmen. Since the revelation that he is Loki's son, he has also demonstrated knowledge of magic and spell casting. Though he does not appear to have any innate magic ability, he has shown skill in employing magical artifacts and rituals.
Kara Lynn Palamas was a historian and researcher who held a special interest in classic mythology. When gods and heroes started to appear all over the world, she was sought after by S.H.I.E.L.D. and was put into training to become a full-fledged agent. Her partner was Alex DePaul, who personally taught her. She was asked to recruit Hercules when Ares began his assault on Earth. Though he initially said no, he changes his mind when his friend, Tharamus, is murdered. Together, Hercules fought Ares while Palamas was forced to fight DePaul who was in league with Ares the whole time.
Agent 33 in other media
Kara Palamas appears in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. played by Maya Stojan and Ming-Na Wen. She is a well respected S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who was kidnapped and brainwashed by HYDRA leader Daniel Whitehall. In the episode "Face My Enemy", she infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. using a phototastic veil to resemble Melinda May. After fighting the real May, the mask gets fused on to her face with an electric lamp. Now resembling a scarred May, she continues to work diligently and faithfully to Whitehall. In "What They Become", Palamas helps capture Grant Ward, but when Whitehall is killed by Phil Coulson she becomes directionless and proceeds to follow Ward. At this point, Palamas was no longer able to make decisions on her own, so Ward helps her by tracking down the creator of the veil in an effort to manage it. Later, they capture Sunil Bakshi and proceed to brainwash him out of revenge. She then used a photo of herself to make the veil resemble her unscarred self. In "The Frenemy of My Enemy", Palamas and Ward are forced to work with Coulson's team to find Baron Strucker and his HYDRA base. Together, they were able to track him through Dr. List and proceeded to send the Avengers after them. Palamas admitted to Bobbi Morse that she was in love with Ward for saving her. Together they once again betray S.H.I.E.L.D. and kidnap and torture Morse. In "S.O.S. Part Two", Palamas and Ward set a trap for Lance Hunter when he arrives to rescue Morse. Palamas once again donned her May disguise using her veil, but she is accidentally killed by Ward.
AIDA (Artificial Intelligence Data Analyser) is a fictional computer system in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Mark Gruenwald and Bob Hall, first appeared in Squadron Supreme #1 (September 1985).
Created by Tom Thumb, AIDA was a computer imbued with artificial intelligence. Thumb gave it a female personality and would often flirt with his creation. AIDA was also the only person who knew of Tom's cancer diagnosis. AIDA eventually tells Ape X, but it's of no use as Tom resigns himself to his own fate. AIDA and Ape X try to create a robot duplicate of her creator but this endeavor is abandoned.
AIDA in other media
AIDA appears in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Artificial Intelligent Digital Assistant, voiced by Amanda Rea (in season 3's "Ascension"), and portrayed by Mallory Jansen (in Season 4 as a Life Model Decoy).
This version is Holden Radcliffe's A.I. assistant. After Radcliffe was cleared of all charges regarding the Inhumans, Radcliffe celebrated by giving AIDA a new body. She was later introduced to Leo Fitz with her purpose being to serve as a realistic target for S.H.I.E.L.D.'s enemies. In "Deals with Our Devils", Aida reads the Darkhold in order to rescue Fitz, Phil Coulson and Robbie Reyes when they are stuck in between dimensions and begins developing an unusual behavior. In "BOOM", Aida's physical appearance is revealed to be based on Agnes Kitsworth, a woman with whom Radcliffe once had a close relationship; Radcliffe left her when he was unable to operate on her brain tumor. Coulson attempts to find Radcliffe through Agnes, but she accepts Radcliffe's offer to be put in the Framework as her tumor takes its toll. Aida kills Radcliffe after realizing that he was a potential danger to the Framework (exploiting a flaw in his commands), though Aida downloads his consciousness as a way of "protecting" him. She later revives a gravely injured Anton Ivanov by turning him into an LMD. In "What If...", Aida has taken control of the Framework as Madame Hydra and is well aware of her alternate identity, referring to the real world as 'The Other Place'. In "Farewell, Cruel World!", she reincarnates herself as a human being in the real world with various Inhuman abilities and a weak hold on her human emotions. When she is rejected emotionally by Fitz whom she had made her lover in the Framework, she begins a murderous rampage and plots to create a new fascist regime like that of the Framework. Aida is finally killed after Coulson uses Ghost Rider's powers and immolates her.
Aireo is an Inhuman who can fly. The character, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, first appeared in Fantastic Four #47 (February 1966). In New Warriors #5, written by Fabian Nicieza and drawn by Mark Bagley, the character was renamed Skybreaker. He is one of several criminals recruited by Maximus, who he aids in various plots against superheroes. Aireo also engages in a solo crime spree before taking the name Skybreaker and joining the super-villain group Force of Nature Skybreaker becomes a registered hero as part of Oregon's new Initiative team, along with the other members of Force of Nature.
Alaris is a member of the Inhumans and was part of the delegation sent to Earth, which allowed him to attend human school.
When Alaris stepped into the Terrigen Mist, he turned taller and more muscular, making him a member of the Royal Guard.[volume & issue needed] This caused some strain with his friend San, who wished to be a member of the Guard too (instead however, the gas transformed him into a smaller, weaker creature to be an artist).[volume & issue needed] He is among the Inhumans chosen to attend college on Earth;[volume & issue needed] he is thrilled and takes an immediate liking to the Earth and its culture.[volume & issue needed] While he faces less outright dislike than San (because of his more muscular build), his friendly and trusting manner still causse problems, especially when he is scammed out of the group's funds.[volume & issue needed] He gets a job doing heavy lifting to pay off the debt.[volume & issue needed]
Albion (Peter Hunter) is the leader of the group Knights of Pendragon. He is a history teacher who has had the power of Albion since World War I. He has battled the Bane throughout the years. He currently equates to Merlin, although the spirit that originally possessed him was that of Herne the Hunter. Albion represents the Green Knight's aspects of intellect and wisdom.
The character, created by Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, David Ross, and Tim Dzon, first appeared in Avengers West Coast #90 (January 1993). Roy Thomas said he created her because he "wasn't wild about" Jocasta, the first bride of Ultron. The name comes from the word "alchemy". Her alias, War Toy, is from a story Roy Thomas had had Tony Isabella write for Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction years earlier.
Ultron-13 constructs Alkhema as a second attempt to create a mate, basing her on Mockingbird's brain pattern. She is composed of adamantium and therefore virtually indestructible. She is destroyed by Hawkeye.
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Marlene Alraune is a fictional character that first appeared in The Hulk! #11 (October 1978). She is with her father, archaeologist Dr. Peter Alraune Sr., when he is killed by the mercenary Raoul Bushman. Another mercenary, Marc Spector, saves Marlene's life, but Bushman ends up leaving him to die in the desert. Dr. Alraune's workers bring Spector's inert body to the tomb of Pharaoh Seti III, where Spector miraculously revives. He and Marlene return to the U.S., where he became the crimefighter Moon Knight. Marlene is his confidante, girlfriend, and ally. She is also a skilled markswoman, gymnast, and hand-to-hand combatant, and a resourceful crimefighter.
Keemia "Keema" Alvarado (sometimes Keemia Marko) is a fictional supporting character in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Fred Van Lente and Javier Pulido, first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #615 (February 2010).
Keemia Alvarado is the prepubescent daughter of Alma Alvarado and possibly Flint Marko, the Sandman. Marko was in a relationship with Alma, whom Spider-Man deduced was a villain junkie. Alma most likely had Keemia with Marko as he would visit her often much to her chagrin. Keemia dressed as a princess all the time as she hoped it would bring Marko back to her. Marko eventually took Keemia after Alma was murdered by one of his clones, though he was unaware. Keemia happily lived on an island where Marko catered to her every whim, essentially fulfilling her dream of being a princess. However, due to Marko's clones' string of murders, Spider-Man swooped in to rescue Keemia from the potential danger that Marko caused. Spider-Man defeats Marko and takes Keemia who is upset over her father's disappearance and begins to hate Spider-Man. She is placed in foster care, but holds on to the belief that her father will come back one day.
Other version of Keemia Alvarado
In Spider-Man: Reign, Sandman's daughter is named Susie Marko or Susie Baker. Susie is a tomboy street kid who graffitis with her friends. She joins J. Jonah Jameson's resistance against the Reign, an oppressive group run by the totalitarian government of New York, and befriends a hacker her age named Kasey. Kasey is killed by The Sinner Six and after witnessing Spider-Man unmasked as an old man, slightly loses hope. After Venom activates WEBB, the city is overrun by the symbiote and Susie flees to a church where she rescues the other children using a bell to ward off the alien. She rallies the kids into wearing masks and fight the Reign and runs into her father revealing her identity and her ability to turn her body into hard cement. However, the Reign shoot her body apart and despite Sandman's best efforts to get her to come back together, she reverts to normal with body apart and dies. Her death convinces Sandman to aid Spider-Man.
Keemia Alvarado in other media
- Before appearing in the comics, a character named Penny Marko was introduced in Spider-Man 3 played by Perla Haney-Jardine. She is the primary reason Flint Marko goes into crime as she suffers from an unidentified disease and, being unable to pay for it, resorts to robbing lucrative businesses. In a deleted scene, Penny, notably on crutches, plays in the park with her mother when she notices a large beautiful sand castle. The scene implies that she is aware that it is from her father.
- Keemia Marko appears in Marvel's Spider-Man voiced by Sofia Carson. In her debut episode "Sandman," Keemia is the teenage daughter of Flint Marko. She witnesses her father getting betrayed by Hammerhead and is caught in the factory explosion that gives her and her father their sand based powers. While Flint can appear normal, Keemia's right eye is permanently rendered as sand which she covers with her hair. Out of anger, Keemia teams up with Hammerhead's crew and is taught to control her powers through his resources gaining the name Sand-Girl by Spider-Man in the process. When Sandman and Spider-Man come to rescue her, she fights back, dramatically having the upper hand due to her advanced skill set. However, Spider-Man manages to defeat her due to the unforeseen appearance of the V-252 which bonds with him and allows him to have a greater advantage. Keemia escapes afterwards while Hammerhead and his gang are arrested by the police.
A male version of the character, who was created by Steve Engelhart and George Pérez, first appeared in The Avengers (vol. 1) #148 (June 1976). A female version of the character, who was created by J. Michael Straczynski and Gary Frank, first appeared in Supreme Power #2 (November 2003).
Anachronism was created by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker, and first appeared in Avengers Arena #1. He is one of sixteen teenagers kidnapped by Arcade and forced to fight to the death. After escaping, he and some of the other survivors train with Madame Masque.
The Analyzer began its existence as one of the Rigellian Recorders, specifically Recorder #211, property of the Colonizers of Rigel. It was built by Rigellian scientists on the planet Rigel-3, and its original primary purpose was to gather and analyze information on planetary environments and their inhabitants.
Recorder #211 was assigned to accompany Thor to the Black Galaxy in Thor's mission to battle Ego the Living Planet, where he was rescued by Thor and for the first time a Recorder felt gratitude. This Recorder performed so well, gathering an unprecedented amount of rare data, that the Rigellian Grand Commissioner permitted it to retain its memories of its experiences rather than having it undergo the customary erasing that follows the discharging of its data.
The Recorder again accompanied Thor during the war between Ego and Galactus, which ended in Thor helping defeat Galactus. It also recorded one of Adam Warlock's exploits on Counter-Earth. It again accompanied Thor during Thor's quest in outer space to find Odin, as well as his return to Asgard. It also observed Iron Man's encounter with Rigellians, and with Uatu the Watcher, observed the suicide of Phoenix on Earth's moon.
The Rigellians again sent the Recorder to the Black Galaxy to witness the detonation of the null-bomb, where it was reunited with Thor. The Recorder's body was destroyed from the waist down, but it was repaired by the Celestials. The Recorder witnessed Thor's rescue of Hercules and the High Evolutionary. The Recorder was once more sent to the Black Galaxy by the Rigellians, but this time it was captured there and stolen by the High Evolutionary.
The High Evolutionary reprogrammed and reconstructed Recorder #211 as the Analyzer. It met with Thor and Hercules again, and witnessed the birth of a new Celestial in the Black Galaxy. The Analyzer suffered an informational overload and shut himself down, though Count Tagar of the Knights of Wundagore vowed to restore him to his original form and programming.
As Recorder #211, it was a typical model of its type. The android was crafted with a humanoid form which was designed with the primary purpose of collecting data in mind. Its computer processing system filled its entire chest cavity.
When modified to become the Analyzer, the upper half of its body is still humanoid, but the lower half consists of a rectangular mobile computer console which contains additional computer networks. The Analyzer is equipped with an enormous array of advanced, miniaturized sensor systems known as "sensitizers" and "derma-circuits," which are primarily located in its head.
The Analyzer can levitate itself and fly due to its anti-gravity devices.
The Anarchist (Tike Alicar) is a member of the superhero team X-Statix. The Anarchist first appeared in X-Force #116 and was created by Peter Milligan and Mike Allred. He could sweat acid, which allowed him to fire acidic blasts of energy from his hands. Alicar was adopted and raised by a white family. He grew up in Canada.[volume & issue needed] He suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder, which made him obsessed with being clean by washing his hands repeatedly.[volume & issue needed] He considered himself the "token black guy" of the team. He joined X-Force when the team was still led by Zeitgeist. During the last mission as X-Force in which they had to terminate the Bush Rangers, U-Go-Girl still perishes in a battle with the last surviving enemy soldier. The Spike also dies in the crossfire. When they changed their name to X-Statix, Anarchist finds himself becoming closer to Orphan due to U-Go-Girl's demise.[volume & issue needed]
He became romantically involved with his teammate Dead Girl, which he first considered as novelty but he soon develops real feelings for her.[volume & issue needed] On their last mission, all the X-Statix survivors are killed. Alicar is gunned down, dying side by side with Orphan, after having slain many of their opponents. After finding himself in Hell, Anarchist joins forces with a group of deceased supervillains, including Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter, and Miss America. Led by the mysterious Pitiful One, they attempted to return from the dead. Although they failed, Anarchist found romance with Miss America, and at the end it is implied by the Orphan that they both are allowed to enter Heaven as a result of choosing to rebel against the villains.
Aneka was a combat instructor for the Dora Milaje and was considered the best at her job, until the queen of Wakanda sentenced her to death for treason. Aneka's lover Ayo rescued her, and the two denounced their roles as Dora Milaje warriors. Calling themselves the Midnight Angels, they soon become vigilantes in their homeland. Aneka, Ayo and their team, the Angels, form an alliance with another liberation group called the People, despite some trepidation on their part. They begin to regret this alliance when the People begins using violence as a means to solve its problems. Eventually, Shuri confronts Aneka and Ayo and convinces them to have the Dora Milaje aid King T'Challa in defeating the People. Afterwards, Ayo and Aneka make peace with the king.
Aneka in other media
Anelle is a Skrull princess and the heir to the Skrull Empire. The character first appeared in Fantastic Four #37, and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. She often opposed her father Emperor Dorrek VII's policies, preferring peace to his aggressive military policies.
She falls in love with Warlord Morrat, but he is executed for treason by firing a squad after a failed coup d'état against Emperor Dorrek VII. She leaps in front of the weapon-fire in an attempt to save him, but the Invisible Woman surrounds her with a force field and saves her life.
The Super-Skrull desired her, but she saw nothing in him and rejected him. In an attempt to win her hand he captures the Kree Captain Marvel, the Scarlet Witch, and Quicksilver, but her father interprets it as an attempt to usurp him and imprisons him instead. Anelle and the Kree man fall in love and have an illicit relationship, leading to the birth of future Young Avenger Hulkling. The emperor orderes the baby put to death as soon as he realizes who the father is, but Anelle has her nurse smuggle the child off-world, and he ends up on Earth. Galactus later consumes the Skrull Throneworld, and Anelle is among the billions who perish.
Anelle in other media
- Anelle appears in the 1967 Fantastic Four TV show episode "Behold, A Distant Star," voiced by Ginny Tyler.
- Anelle appears in the 1994 Fantastic Four TV show episode, also entitled "Behold, A Distant Star," voiced this time by Mary Kay Bergman.
- Anelle appears in The Super Hero Squad Show episode "Another Order of Evil" Pt. 1, voiced by Tara Strong.
Angar the Screamer
David Angar volunteers for an experiment that subjects his vocal cords to hypersound, granting him the ability to scream loudly and cause hallucinations. He becomes an assassin and tries to kill Daredevil and Black Widow. He later enters a relationship with similarly-powered Screaming Mimi. He is shot during a robbery and dies. The Fixer takes Angar's body and experiments on his larynx, resurrecting Angar as the abstract sound being Scream. Scream joins the Redeemers and his form is dispersed by Graviton. He manages to restore himself and goes on a rampage until Songbird disperses him for good.
Angar the Screamer in other media
David A. Angar appears in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode "One of Us", portrayed by Jeff Daniel Phillips. As a result of an experimental cancer treatment, Angar has a voice that renders any living thing catatonic.
Angel is the name of several characters in the Marvel Universe.
Warren Worthington III
Within the context of the stories, Animus provided advanced weaponry and costumes in a plan to regather the Sons of the Serpent to spread hatred and violence throughout New York City, coming into conflict with the Avengers and the New Warriors. It also targeted Nomad (Jack Monroe).[volume & issue needed]
Ape is a member of the Morlocks, one who survives the "Mutant Massacre".[volume & issue needed] He lives with the mutant team X-Factor afterwards.[volume & issue needed] He is later captured by the subversive Weapon X program and incarcerated in the "Neverland" concentration camp, where he is among the first mutants to be executed.
Ape in other media
Ape appears in the X-Men episodes "Captive Hearts", "Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas", and "Secrets Not Long Buried", voiced by Ross Petty. He is one of the many residents of the mutant-dominated community of Skull Mesa.
Ape-X is the name of different characters in Marvel Comics
Ape-X is a super intelligent ape in the Squadron Supreme universe. The character, created by Mark Gruenwald, presumably as a pastiche of Gorilla Grodd, first appeared in Squadron Supreme #5 in January 1986. Within the context of the stories, Ape-X was a member of the Institute of Evil before joining the Squadron. She later fell into a coma.
Ape-X (Marvel Apes)
An unrelated Ape-X, created by Karl Kesel and Ramon Bachs, appeared in Marvel Apes #1. This version is a monkey that wears a wrestler mask that enables him to turn into a super-powered gorilla.
Apex (Katy Bashir), created by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker, first appeared in Avengers Arena #1 (December 2012). She is one of sixteen teenagers kidnapped by Arcade and forced to fight to the death, and is killed by Deathlocket off-panel.
Araki is a fictional character in Marvel Comics, an alien and prime minister of the imperial Shi'ar. He is the Lord Chancellor to the empress Lilandra. He defends the Shi'ar throne against an impending coup against Lilandra by her sister Deathbird, the Brood, and the rogue Admiral Lord Samedar; he is killed by the rebel's leader. Lilandra has him cloned using advanced Shi'ar technology, his consciousness transferred into a new body. Never a fighter, Araki is consequently killed a further four times, each time effectively resurrected again by Lilandra, with his consciousness transferred to a new clone body.
At one point, he discovers that Lilandra is possessed by Xavier's unborn twin Cassandra Nova, and intervenes before Nova's request to kill the X-Men reaches the Shi'ar Imperial Guard. The Guardian hears of Araki's betrayal to "Lilandra" and kills him. When Lilandra regains control of her physical body she has him resurrected again.
Araki then betrays Lilandra, instead supporting her resurrected brother D'Ken. He also orders the mass extermination of Jean Grey's relatives on Earth, in order to negate the Grey genome that led to the Phoenix, a reality-threatening elemental force.
She began her career in the U.S. Army; years later she applied to work at Stark Industries as Tony Stark's executive assistant. When Whirlwind attacks while she is at Stark Industries, she refuses to leave and calmly answers calls all the while Iron Man battles the foe. Stark is so impressed by her demeanor that he hires her without an interview. She eventually leaves his employ, but is rehired for Stark Resilient.
Bambi Arbogast in other media
- Bambi Arbogast appears in Iron Man 2, played by Margie Moore.
- She is off-screen in Iron Man 3, and is voiced by Susie Pratt.
With the Squadron, she travels to a different universe. When they return, Arcanna discovers the nature of magic changed while she was away and that she will have to relearn all of her skills. Instead, she chooses to retire from adventuring to be with her family.
Argo the Almighty
Argo turns to A-Next for help finding his missing father. Using their S.H.I.E.L.D. contacts, the team is able to locate Hercules, who is suffering from mental trauma from witnessing an event which nearly destroyed the Avengers. Argo attacks his father, enraged that the latter had "abandoned" his family, but Thunderstrike intervenes. When Argo sees the emotional state his father is in, the two share a tearful reconciliation. Argo states that he is going to help his father recover, and try to bring his family back together.[volume & issue needed]
Argo possesses superhuman strength and near invulnerability, derived from his mythical bloodline.[volume & issue needed]
Ariel 11 is an extraterrestrial mutant. Created by Jo Duffy and Kerry Gammill, the character first appeared in Fallen Angels #1. Like others of her race, she is able to teleport. On Earth, she encounters the mutant criminal Vanisher and joins the group of adolescents who work for him as thieves, known as the Fallen Angels. She later allies herself with the X-Men.
Arishem the Judge
Armless Tiger Man
Ashema the Listener
Astra is a founding member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard. She and the Guard first clash with the X-Men and Starjammers, on behalf of D'Ken and Davan Shakari, over the fate of the Shi'ar Empress Lilandra Neramani. After the battle, Lilandra takes over as Majestrix, and the Guard swears allegiance to her.
When Deathbird becomes Empress, Astra commands the entire Imperial Guard to fight the combined forces of the Starjammers and Excalibur on Earth so that she could claim the power of the Phoenix Force for herself. The Guard are forced to retreat when Deathbird is put in danger.
Astra has the ability to become intangible, allowing her to pass through solid objects. She can also use her power offensively, phasing her hand into her opponent and becoming partly solid, which gives them a physical shock and renders them unconscious.
She is one of Magneto's first recruits from his original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. She does not share Magneto's goals, and the two part ways as enemies. Years later, she revives a mindwiped Magneto and clones him. Astra orders the clone to kill the original, but the clone loses the battle and joins the X-Men under the name "Joseph". Astra later uses him against Magneto and the X-Men. Astra later recreates Joseph without memories and programs him to hate humankind. She also creates mutated clones of other Brotherhood members. The Stepford Cuckoos uncover Astra's collaboration with Christopher Bach, president of the organization Humans Now, in order to restore fear to Magneto's name. Magneto defeated Joseph and his clone Brotherhood, but Astra escapes.
The Astronomer (Seginn Gallio[volume & issue needed]) is a fictional character, an ancient alien appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. He is one of the Elders of the Universe. His first appearance was in Silver Surfer (Vol.3) #4.
He helped the Grandmaster devise a plot against Galactus. His desires were for a new universe to be created, one where he and his fellow Elders of the Universe would have more power. To that end, he also helped the Grandmaster to conceive the strategy which he used to manipulate the entity Death into vowing to bar all of them from her realm forever, making them all immortal. The Astronomer attended a meeting of the Elders on Ego's surface where this new immortality was revealed to the rest of their conspiracy. He later attended another meeting of the Elders on Earth. Their subsequent attempt to use the six Infinity Gems to kill Galactus was thwarted when Nova caused the local star to go nova and then collapse into a black hole which quickly sucked in Nova, the Silver Surfer, all six Infinity Gems and all eight Elders who were physically present. Galactus managed to retrieve his two heralds and five of the Elders (whom he soon consumed as punishment for their actions) but not the Astronomer, the Possessor or the Trader. Instead, these three Elders traveled through the black hole and emerged in a mystical dimension where they made a deal with the In-Betweener: in exchange for the Elders using the Soul Gem to restore him, the In-Betweener would take them back to their home reality and kill Galactus. Soon, Galactus, who was suffering from "cosmic indigestion" caused by the Elders he had consumed, sent the Silver Surfer, Mister Fantastic, and the Invisible Woman in search of the Infinity Gems. The three agents of Galactus fell victim to the Astronomer's plan and the In-Betweener was restored. After taking the Elders and the Infinity Gems back to their own reality, the In-Betweener attempted to destroy Galactus but found himself unable to do so and stated his intention to hurl Galactus into the black hole instead. The three Elders, who wanted to rescue their brother Elders from within Galactus, threatened him with the other five Infinity Gems and the In-Betweener responded by summoning Death and forcing her to negate them despite her vow. As a result, the Astronomer, the Possessor, and the Trader were apparently disintegrated.
The Astronomer – along with fellow Elders Champion, Grandmaster, Judicator, and Runner – was one of a number of beings who traveled to the planet Godthab Omega, and witnessed the arrival of the Annihilation Wave/Swarm.
Within the context of the stories, Atum is the son of the entity known as the Demiurge and the Elder God Gaea. A golden humanoid imbued with the power of the Sun itself, Atum kills the warring Elder Gods and, absorbing their life force, is changed by their evil energies and devolves into a huge, hulking demonic being - Demogorge, the God Eater. Only Chthon and Set survive by fleeing into alternate dimensions. With Gaea the only Elder God remaining, the God Eater sheds the Elder Gods' energies and becomes Atum, journeying to the Sun and hibernating there. During this long period of hibernation, Atum takes on the identity of Ammon-Ra, and forms the Ogdoad, the primordial gods of ancient Egypt.
Thousands of years later, a group of eight Death Gods from various pantheons (including Hela; Pluto; Seth and non-Death God Mephisto) combine their mystical might to join all the Hells into one vast dimension. This act forces the reemergence and intervention of the Demogorge, who consumed all but the fleeing Hela. A champion from each pantheon is sent to stop Demogorge and prevent further disaster. Led by Thor, the champions find the God Eater and battle it. Demogorge is defeated by Thor, who plunges into one of its orifices and attacks the God Eater's inner workings. Damaged beyond repair, the entity can no longer contain the energies it has consumed and releases all the previously consumed gods, and restores the Hells to their rightful dimensions.
During the Secret Invasion storyline, the alien Skrulls invade Earth at the behest of their deities, Kly'bn and Sl'gur't. A cadre of gods consisting of Hercules, Snowbird, Amatsu-Mikaboshi and Ajak is formed to combat the Skrull gods, with Atum joining the Earthly pantheon at the request of Horus. He compares himself to a shepherd defending his flock, which he will one day eat. During the confrontation, Atum is killed after trying to devour Sl'gur't, who tears him apart from the inside.
Later, after Thor is slain battling the evil Serpent, his divine soul travels to an afterlife for gods, where he joins many other deities who appear to have died and are all on their way to be devoured by Demogorge; apparently a being such as he can never truly be destroyed. Nevertheless, Thor defeats him by smashing his heart after entering his body, and escapes him once again.
When Ramonda, queen of Wakanda, sentenced Aneka, a fellow Dora Milaje and her lover, be executed, Ayo took it upon herself to rescue her. Stealing the Midnight Angel Armor, Ayo broke Aneka free and the two denounced their roles as Dora Milaje warriors. Calling themselves the Midnight Angels, they soon became vigilantes in their homeland, rescuing women from a group of bandits and fought off fake Dora Milaje women who were really working with the White Gorilla. Ayo remained in the Jabari-Lands. Ayo and her Angels formed an alliance with another liberation group called the People, despite some trepidation from the former.
Ayo and her Angels later began to regret their alliance with the People when they began using violence as a means to solve their problems. Eventually, Shuri confronted Ayo and Aneka and convinced them to have the Dora Milaje aid King T'Challa in defeating the People. While they initially refused, as they thought T'Challa was not a man of his people, Shuri changed their minds by explaining that T'Challa was an honorable man who did not stoop to low tactics like the People. After the defeat of the People, Ayo and Aneka made peace with T'Challa.
Ayo in other media
- Ayo appears in Captain America: Civil War, portrayed by Florence Kasumba. She is T'Challa's bodyguard abroad. When they leave to search for the now-wanted Captain America, Ayo has a minute encounter with Black Widow when exiting the building. She tells her "Move, or you will be moved," which amuses T'Challa and he simply signals her to leave.
- Kasumba reprises her role in Black Panther. She is shown to work alongside Okoye, who is her commanding officer.
- Ayo appears in Avengers: Infinity War where she once again fights alongside her fellow Wakandans.
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