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Bakuto, the head Daimyo of South America, met with the other four Daimyos in Jigoku-Chu Castle in Japan. He showed some doubt in Matt Murdock leading The Hand and especially scoffed at White Tiger's involvement due to her being a woman. Beforehand, Bakuto had killed his master, Izanagi, to showcase "[his] strength of will," even going so far as to not allowing him seppuku.
In the present, while having dinner, Bakuto's food is spiked causing him to hallucinate demons. Matt goes to check on him as Daredevil and are both immediately attacked by ninjas that were secretly sent by the other Daimyos. After defeating them, Matt is led to believe that someone is attempting to take Bakuto's life and ups the security. Despite this Bakuto believes that Matt was the one who sent the ninjas and begins plotting to kill him. He is later confronted by White Tiger, who is actually possessed, and is killed in sword combat.
Bakuto in other media
- Bakuto appears in Iron Fist, portrayed by Ramón Rodríguez. Bakuto is one of the leaders of The Hand and is Colleen Wing's sensei from before the events of the series. Bakuto at first appears to be a benevolent person, aiding Danny Rand in his abilities and showing him footage of the previous Iron Fist, but soon it becomes apparent that he wishes to use Danny for his own purposes and especially has plans for the Meachums. After shooting Joy Meachum, he and his men take Danny, but end up fighting him along with Colleen and Davos. Bakuto battles Colleen with swords, but he is stabbed by his former pupil. Colleen refuses to kill Bakuto, so Davos does it for her. His body then disappears. Colleen assumes that Bakuto's people took it, but Danny recalls that Harold Meachum managed to come back from the dead.
- Bakuto reappears in The Defenders, revived to full health. He is established to be one of the five Fingers of the Hand, the others being Sowande, Madame Gao, Alexandra, and Murakami. He first appears when he accosts Colleen, Danny and Luke as they are escorting Claire to the 29th Precinct for protective custody, but escapes. He is later present, along with Murakami and Madame Gao, when Elektra kills Alexandra and assumes command of the Hand. The three Fingers express disdain with Elektra for her actions, but she is undeterred, only interested in cultivating the substance so she can have eternal immortality. Nonetheless, the Fingers accost Matt, Luke and Jessica when they break out of the precinct and return to Midland Circle seeking to rescue Danny from Elektra. Bakuto comes very close to finishing off Matt until Colleen shows up to fight him off. Bakuto remains upstairs to fight Colleen, Claire and Misty. Regaining the upper hand, Colleen kills Bakuto, but not before he manages to cut off part of Misty's right arm.
Bantam is an assistant of Trevor Fitzroy who uses his power as a chronal anchor to keep track of his master's time portals.[volume & issue needed] When Fitzroy takes over a future timeline and renames himself the Chronomancer, Bantam accompanies him.[volume & issue needed] Bantam realizes that Fitzroy had been driven mad by his dreams of power, and eventually betrays his master to the rebellion led by Bishop.[volume & issue needed] Bantam assists in the raising of the gate to the Chronomancer's keep, and dies at the hands of Fitzroy's Chronotroopers.[volume & issue needed]
Bantam kept track of all of Fitzroy's time portals still in stasis. He was sensitive to the bioenergy emissions of other superhumans, allowing him to locate the site where the energy was released.
Bantam appears in the two-part X-Men episode "One Man's Worth."
Roberto Velasquez was subjected to the Power Broker's superhuman enhancement treatment, and accidentally killed another boxer in the ring. When Aviles, the man who arranged to have him enhanced, shot him and left him for dead, Bantam went looking for revenge but Aviles was shot dead by one of his own men. Bantam then went to avenge one of his friends, and attacked Captain America while in a berserk rage, but went on to aid Captain America once he calmed down.
During the Civil War storyline, he faces off against Thunderclap, a superhero who opposes the Superhuman Registration Act. Thunderclap accidentally knocks Velasquez into a gas truck which then explodes, instantly killing him. Guilt-ridden, Thunderclap wanders away. The entire battle is viewed by Sally Floyd, a reporter who later wonders if the gas truck had been deliberately placed near the battle.
The second Bantam's powers were superhuman strength, stamina, durability and endurance which were the results of a special Power Broker treatment. When in a frenzy, he had a hard time controlling himself and he would attack anyone until he calmed down. He was also an intensively trained boxer and an exceptional hand-to-hand combatant.
Laura Barton is the wife of Clint Barton in the Ultimate Marvel Universe. The character, created by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch, first appeared in The Ultimates 2 #2. The two had married sometime prior, and together they had three children: Callum, Lewis and baby Nicole. Clint would call them before every mission in case he never came back. Laura and her children are killed when a traitor, later revealed to be Black Widow, sells them out.
Laura Barton in other media
Laura appears in Avengers: Age of Ultron, played by Linda Cardellini. She has two children with Clint, named Cooper and Lila, and is pregnant with a third whom they eventually name Nathaniel Pietro. She provides the Avengers with a place to stay after the Hulk and Iron Man battle.
Batroc the Leaper
The character subsequently appears in Captain America #389–392 (July–September 1991), 394–395 (November–December 1991), 411–414 (January–April 1993), and Ms. Marvel (vol. 2) #18 (October 2007).
An unlimited class wrestler, Battleaxe is a massive woman who carries an axe as her weapon of choice. Defeating Titania in a wrestling match, she claims the title as champion of the Grapplers. However, when Titania is slain by the Scourge of the Underworld, Battleaxe vows to avenge her former teammate. She takes out her aggression on the Thing, battling him in a wrestling match. Realizing Battleaxe is taking her anger out on him, the Thing purposely loses the match. She later joins Superia's Femizons and battles Captain America. She also fights BAD Girls, Inc. while in a costumed bar.
Later, in Ms. Marvel's own series, Battleaxe gets fights the titular heroine in front of William Wagner's closed restaurant. Puppet Master's mind-controlled Chilean soldiers catch Battleaxe and try to take her with them. Ms. Marvel defeats them and takes the soldiers and Battleaxe on her minicarrier.
Battleaxe has superhuman strength and durability. She carries a set of two axes which are her weapons of choice.
Joaquim Robichaux, Elizabeth Vaughn and Gary Quinn
Bella Donna Boudreaux
Beta Ray Bill
Henry Pym Jr.
Dr. Robert William Paine
Black Jack Tarr
Augustine du Lac
Black Lama is an extradimensional mystic in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Mike Friedrich, George Tuska, and Jim Starlin, first appeared in Iron Man #53 in December 1972. Within the context of the stories, the Black Lama tried to incite a war amongst supervillains.
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Black Raazer is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in the first Alpha Flight series. The character's name has been spelled as Raazar and Razaar.
The Black Raazer was a sorcerer whose spirit became trapped in the Black Blade of Baghdad centuries ago. The adventurer Eugene Judd, known as Puck, was hired to steal the blade in the 1930s. His actions freed the evil Raazer from his prison, but Judd used his knowledge of the occult to absorb the evil spirit into his own body, which reduced him to half his height. Although Judd later managed to free himself ofRaazer, the sorcerer was briefly contained again, only to be freed by Loki.
Black Raazer has been referred to as Arabic, but is actually Persian.
Black Raazer's powers, abilities and equipment
Raazer is a sorcerer. He has been shown able to perform spells and mystic wards by gestures or chants. He can create an unholy cold smoke, search using mystic senses and scrying, and he possesses empathic abilities including: moral corruption, instilling an overpowering sense of dread in others, and perceiving when he is being lied to. Raazer can also levitate objects telekinetically, including insubstantial objects such as smoke, sand—even reversing Pyro's flame attack.
Since becoming a wraith, Raazer exhibits various ghostlike abilities including intangibility, floating, and invisibility—even not registering on Box's electronic sensors). He can vanish completely or simply turn into mist. When intangible he can become one with objects or persons and more easily corrupt them.
Most importantly, Raazer has mastery over the powerful Black Blade of Baghdad which he is capable of using without succumbing to its corrupting influence.
The Black Blade of Baghdad is an indestructible mystic scimitar. The blade, formerly a tool of good Persian sorcerers, has been corrupted by Raazer during the period that it was his prison, and Raazer has become the blade's master. It can cut through any substance when tangible, disrupt energy fields, drain the magic from its vicinity, and absorb, or reflect back, the magical energy and spells directed at it or its wielder. When intangible, the blade can, with a "cut," drain lifeforce from people and leave its victims shrunken to half their previous size. This adds to Raazer's lifeforce and provides him with enhanced magic and physical aspects including some superhuman strength.
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Black Tom Cassidy
Natalia Romanova / Natasha Romanoff
The character subsequently appears in Incredible Hulk #277-281 (November 1982-March 1983), and #283-284 (May–June 1983). The character appeared as Blackbird in Captain America #388-389 (July–August 1991), and #411-414 (January–April 1993).
Later, she becomes one of Superia's most trusted allies in her Femizons. As a member of the Femizons, Jackdaw changes her name to Blackbird. Alongside Moonstone, Blackbird battles Captain America and Paladin. After Moonstone's defeat, Blackbird attempts to fly off and gather reinforcements. However, Captain America defeats her and takes her and Moonstone into custody. Later, she is seen among Superia's lieutenants as they attend the AIM Weapons Expo. They are attacked by Diamondback, who kills Snapdragon and defeats Blackbird with the help of MODAM.
Barnell Bohusk (Beak)
Donald Blake is a construct of Odin, created for the purpose of giving a weak and powerless identity for Thor. After removing his memory, Thor started his life as the crippled Don who chose to be a doctor after sympathizing with the sick. Don finds the hammer Mjolnir and transforms into the God of Thunder. Later, Don regains his memory as Thor and soon learns the whole truth from Odin. The Blake identity has been used here and there before Odin opted to erase him from existence. After Thor was killed by The Serpent, Donald Blake suddenly came into existence as a separate entity fully aware that his whole life had been a lie.
Donald Blake in other media
- Donald Blake appears in The Incredible Hulk Returns played by Steve Levitt. This version is a medical student obsessed with Viking culture. He joined an archaeological expedition where he found Mjolnir and summoned Thor. Despite trying to lose the hammer it always came back to him. He serves as Thor's sidekick.
- Though Donald Blake does not appear in Thor, he is mentioned by Jane Foster as someone who was, "good with patients and bad with relationships." Thor uses his name when Erik Selvig picks him up from a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility.
Samuel "Sam" Chung
Blitzkrieg is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He was created by Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo, Steven Grant, and John Romita, Jr., and first appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes: Contest of Champions #1 (June 1982). He also appeared in issue #3 of the series (August 1982).
The character subsequently appeared in The Incredible Hulk Vol. 2 #279 (January 1983), Rom #65 (April 1985), and Captain America #389-391 (August–September 1991), #393 (October 1991); he died in Captain America #442 (August 1995).
Franz Mittelstaedt was born in Backnang, Germany. He was inspecting an electrical power plant when a stray bolt of lightning struck a faulty generator and bathed him in electricity. When he emerged from his coma weeks later, he found that he could summon lightning at will to wield as a weapon. He decided to use his powers in the name of democracy.
Later he was teleported away by the Grandmaster, along with hundreds of other heroes of Earth, so that the Grandmaster and Death could choose champions from among them. Blitzkrieg was chosen for the Grandmaster's team, fighting alongside fellow heroes Captain America, the aboriginal Talisman III, Darkstar, Captain Britain, Wolverine, Defensor, Sasquatch, Daredevil, Peregrine, She-Hulk, and the Thing. When the Grandmaster's team won the contest, the heroes were returned to Earth.
Blitzkrieg later joined the German superhero team Schutz Heiliggruppe, along with Hauptmann Deutschland and Zeitgeist. The team intended to arrest the Red Skull for his World War II war crimes, assaulting Arnim Zola's castle and fighting and defeating the Skeleton Crew.
Blitzkrieg later traveled to Buenos Aires to investigate the deaths of a number of South American superheroes, including his former ally Defensor. Blitzkrieg was confronted by his teammate Zeitgeist, who turned out to be the serial killer Everyman. Everyman killed Blitzkrieg, adding him to his long list of murdered superheroes, but Blitzkrieg was later avenged by Hauptmann Deutschland, now known as Vormund, who killed Everyman.
Blitzkrieg possessed the ability to summon lightning mentally, at up to 15,000,000 volts. He can manipulate all forms of electrical energy, using them to allow him to fly, create electrical energy shields and cages, and electrical tornadoes. He is also immune to electricity, and can sense electrical transmissions and track them to their source.
Blitzkrieg received an entry in the original Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #2.
Blockbuster is the name of two characters in the Marvel Universe.
Blockbuster (Michael Baer) is a mutant, and member of the Marauders. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Michael Golden, first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #210 in October 1986. Within the context of the stories, Baer works for Mister Sinister.
Blockbuster is killed during a mutant altercation in the X-Men story called X-Men: Messiah Complex.
Blockbuster in other media
- Blockbuster appeared in the X-Men episode "Sanctuary."
- Blockbuster appears in the Wolverine and the X-Men episode "eXcessive Force".
- Blockbuster appears in Deadpool game voiced by Fred Tatasciore.
The Man-Brute first appeared in Captain America #121 (January 1970), and was created by Stan Lee and Gene Colan. The character subsequently appears as Blockbuster in Omega the Unknown #7 (March 1977), and #9 (July 1977), in which he is killed.
The man originally known as the Man-Brute was an ex-convict whose strength was boosted by a factor of twelve by Professor Silas X. Cragg. Cragg was an enemy of Captain America from the World War II era who had developed a variant of the Super Soldier Serum which he used to empower the Man-Brute. Cragg sent the Man-Brute to attack Captain America at a charity event, but when the Man-Brute ran into his own estranged son he became upset at what he had become. Man-Brute attacked Cragg, who backed into a high voltage machine and was electrocuted.
Renaming himself Blockbuster, he sought to acquire wealth for his son Robert, to give him a better life and keep him from becoming a criminal like himself. He robbed a bank, leading to conflict with the NYPD and then Omega the Unknown. Omega felt empathy for Blockbuster and his son, and let the man escape with the money. After Blockbuster robbed a diamond store, the owner offered a thousand dollar reward to which Omega responded. After struggling with Omega a few times, Blockbuster was incinerated by the second Foolkiller.
Blockbuster possessed superhuman strength, durability, endurance, etc. He was an experienced street fighter, although he did not demonstrate any advanced fighting skills.
Bloodlust (Beatta Dubiel) is a fictional mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. She was created by Erik Larsen, Joe Rubinstein, Terry Kavanagh, and first appeared in Marvel Comics Presents #48 (April 1990).
Beatta Dubiel was born in Wroclaw, Poland. She was a mutant with a bestial form, complete with fangs and claws. She was part of Critical Mass' Band of Baddies. The Baddies forced the mutant daughter to knock out Spider-Man and Wolverine, but they quickly recovered. The daughter then unleashed her powers, blew up the warehouse they were in, and defeated all of the Baddies.
She was later joined in 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. They then joined forces with the Scorpion and the Tarantula, but all of them were defeated by Spider-Man and the Black Cat. The Femme Fatales later received an invitation to join Superia and her organization of female criminals, the Femizons. They accepted, and battled Captain America and the Paladin in the process.
During the "Hunt for Wolverine" storyline, Bloodlust is among the female villains who assisted Viper in ambushing Kitty Pryde's group when they arrive on Madripoor to look for Wolverine. Bloodlust fought Domino before she was evacuated by Kitty Pryde. While hiding in plain sight, Kitty Pryde, Domino, and Jubilee see Bloodlust in Hightown's Wheelers and Dealers casino with a mathematician named named Stenya Ubacowits. While Jubilee causes a scene, Kitty Pryde phases Stenya out of the casino while Domino jokingly tries to phase Bloodlust into the floor by slamming her head into it. Bloodlust catches up to Domino at the launch site where she stabs Stenya and battles Domino. When the bridge near the rocket collapses, both of them fall. After recovering, Domino defeats Bloodlust. After Sapphire Styx exploded enabling Psylocke to recreate her body, she helped her group against the Femme Fatales by defeating Bloodlust.
Bloodlust had enhanced senses, speed, agility, durability, healing factor, as well as razor sharp fangs and claws. When she lost her mutant abilities, Bloodlust is still a skilled assassin.
The Blood Spider (Michael Bingham) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #367 (October 1992). The character was created by writer David Michelinie and artists Mark Bagley and Jerry Bingham.
Blood Spider is a mercenary trained by Taskmaster under contract by the Red Skull to create a team of mercenaries who would be capable of defeating Spider-Man. The trio were patterned after the superheroes Captain America, Hawkeye and Spider-Man, and the characters were called Death-Shield, Jagged Bow and Blood Spider.[volume & issue needed]
Solo joined the fray on the side of the wall-crawler and helps to defeat the three villains and thwart Red Skull's machinations who was using the mercenaries to guard private files sought by Spider-Man in reference to his parents.[volume & issue needed]
Years later, Blood Spider appears with Death-Shield and Jagged Bow among the criminals vying for the multi-million dollar bounty that was placed on Agent Venom's head by Lord Ogre. The trio's attempt on Agent Venom's life is interrupted by competing mercenaries Constrictor and Lord Deathstrike.
Of the trio, Blood Spider was the only character who displayed any superhuman abilities. He was able to shatter a solid concrete wall with a very powerful move, indicating he possessed some degree of superhuman strength. He was not as powerful as Spider-Man, and not nearly as fast. He carried a back pack and wrist devices capable of shooting webbing similar to that of Spider-Man, but much weaker. An ordinary human in peak physical condition, such as Solo, was able to tear through it, which would not have been possible with Spider-Man's webbing. Blood Spider's costume has several design elements that Bagley would later incorporate into the redesign of Ben Reilly's Spider-Man costume. The most prominent of the traits is the use of a larger, symmetrical spider emblem on the front and back, the legs of which meet on the shoulders.
Blood Spider in other media
- Blood Spider makes his animated debut on Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister Six, voiced by Benjamin Diskin. This version is an alternate universe counterpart of Spider-Man where vampires led by the Lizard King have taken over most of Earth. As seen in "Return to the Spider-Verse" [Pt. 1], he ends up teaming up with Spider-Man and Kid Arachnid in searching for the Siege Perilous shards to free the humans, including his teammates, from Lizard King's control.
- A variation of Blood Spider is a major antagonist is Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover, a prequel novel to the Spider-Man video game. He was recruited off the streets to undergo experiments in a lab run by Norman Osborn. He shows signs of mental health issues which are further exacerbated by the experiments. Afterwards, he comes to believe that he's the real Spider-Man and that Peter Parker is an imposter. Under his own Spider-Man persona, he shows no interest in protecting and saving lives, stating he is the real deal as he is willing to get blood on his hands whereas Peter won't. This disregard for human life causes the public to turn against Spider-Man, although a large number of people cite obvious differences which suggest they are not the same person. Eventually, Peter is able to draw him into a public confrontation, which shows the two are separate men. Blood Spider is later defeated and incarcerated.
Bloodwraith (Sean Dolan) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created by Mark Gruenwald, Dann Thomas, Roy Thomas and Tony DeZuniga, and first appeared in Black Knight #2 (July 1990).
Bloodwraith is the murderous enemy of Black Knight and the Avengers. While Sean Dolan was known as Bloodwraith, Bloodwraith is made up of the souls of those the Ebony Blade has slain. He is an expert swordsman compelled to take lives, especially innocent lives. The blade is indestructible and able to cut through almost any material. The blade was forged from a meteorite and Merlin's magic. The blade can trap dead souls and absorb or deflect all kinds of energies and mystical power. Bloodwraith can sense the ebony blade and control it like a telekinetic. If separated, Bloodwraith can teleport to the Ebony Blade or teleport the blade to himself. Bloodwraith rides a winged horse named Valinor.
Sean Dolan was an amateur swordsman with no special abilities. When Sean drew the ebony blade, he found himself overwhelmed and controlled by all the souls of those the sword had slain, and became the Bloodwraith. The Bloodwraith was dark black in color and appeared in costume. The sword constantly craved new blood to add, and those it slew found their souls locked in an eternal battle of good vs. evil in a dimension inside the sword. Bloodwraith rides his winged horse, Valinor, and is an expert swordsman. He can control the ebony blade rather like a telekinetic. When separated from the blade, he can sense its presence and instantaneously teleport to its location. The ebony blade could slice through anything and, previously, would curse its wielder with petrification if its wielder used the blade to draw blood. When he wielded Proctor's sword, the Bloodwraith and Valinor appeared much more skeletal and could channel powerful blasts through the sword. When powered by the Slorenian souls, Bloodwraith became composed of an energy unknown to man, and both he and the sword grew to gigantic size.
Bob, Agent of HYDRA
Ahura is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is usually depicted as a member of the Inhumans species. Ahura was created by Ann Nocenti and Bret Blevins and first makes an appearance in Marvel Graphic Novel: The Inhumans (1988). Ahura was created to be the son of Black Bolt and Medusa. He was banished to a prison since he shared his uncle's, Maximus The Mad, mental instability. Medusa freed him and allowed him to join the Future Foundation, but then Black Bolt allowed Ahura to be taken into the past by Kang the Conqueror. Black Bolt returns him and he becomes the new CEO of Ennilux Corporation. Ahura took a fleet of Ennilux zeppelins to help the Inhumans in their clash with the X-Men, and provided them with a device to destroy the Terrigen cloud. In an alternate timeline, Ahura becomes the new Kang.
Bomblast is a fictional character in the Marvel comics universe. He was created by David Michelinie and Mark Bagley, and first appeared in Venom: Lethal Protector #2 (March 1993). He is a member of The Jury.
Parmenter (first name unknown) was recruited into the Jury by General Orwell Taylor after the death of the General's son Hugh who worked as a Guardsman at the Vault with Parmenter. He claims to have fought in the first gulf war and Grenada. According to Screech, Parmenter is a mercenary whose main objective is money not justice.
As Bomblast, he once ordered that the remaining prisoners at the detention facility holding Tarantula also be shot. He appears to be one of the more blood thirsty members of the Jury. Bomblast and the Jury were later led by the U.S. Agent and financed by Edwin Cord. They were sent against the Thunderbolts but failed. The Jury later teamed with the Thunderbolts against the new Secret Empire.
Bomblast appears to like danger, and once used a knife to strike between his fingers on a table as a game to see if he would get cut. Fellow member Firearm seemed to get annoyed with his immaturity. Bomblast has a suit of armor that allows him to fly, he is also rigged with a gun harness that fires blasts of energy.
Bor Burison is an Asgardian in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and named for Borr from Norse mythology, first appeared in Journey into Mystery #97 (October 1963).
Bor, son of Buri, became the ruler of Asgard where under his rule he created the universe. He eventually married the giantess Bestla and had four sons with her named Cul, Vili, Ve and Odin. Out of all of his sons, Bor paid special attention to Odin, whom he groomed to become the next king. However, Bor was angered by Odin's decision to create humans which he was unable to reverse. Nevertheless, Bor strongly sided with Odin and the two went into battle against the Frost Giants. Bor went up against one giant, who was actually a time traveling Loki in disguise, and battled him, but was killed.
Loki would impersonate Bor's ghost to get Odin to defeat Laufey and adopt the boy that would become Loki. Loki resurrected Bor in modern day, but affected his mind making him think that monsters were everywhere. He encountered his grandson Thor and the two fought in a destructive battle that involved the Dark Avengers. Bor was killed by Thor who only found out about his identity afterwards by Loki and Balder. Hela later brings Bor back to life to lift Mjolnir, but when he was unable to Hela reduces him to dust. She then uses him to battle Thor once again.
Bor in other media
Melissa Bowen is the mother of Tandy Bowen, the superhero known as Dagger, in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Bill Mantlo and Rick Leonardi, first appeared in Cloak and Dagger #4 (January 1984).
The character, a wealthy socialite, was depicted as being very emotionally distant from her daughter. When Tandy runs away, Melissa is irritated at her due to the cost of hiring people to search for her.
Melissa Bowen in other media
Melissa Bowen appears in the Freeform series Marvel's Cloak & Dagger, played by Andrea Roth. After the car accident that killed Nathan on the night with the Roxxon Gulf Platform collapsed, Melissa struggled to make ends meet while dealing with the fact that Roxxon repossessed some of Nathan's stuff from her home upon his death and posthumously firing with the help of her lawyer boyfriend Greg. While she still loves her daughter, Melissa has since become an alcoholic and a drug pusher and has been working low paying jobs that she keeps getting fired from. Despite her many flaws, she does show genuine concern for her daughter. She further ends up in a relationship with married lawyer Greg Pressfield, but she breaks up with him. She immediately regrets this, but he is murdered by an female hitwoman posing as a water jug delivery person. In "Ghost Stories," Melissa and Tandy celebrate the anniversary of Nathan's death. Tandy and Tyrone later access Melissa's memory where it was shown that he once slapped Melissa for spilling coffee on his paperwork. This led to Tandy taking up Peter Scarborough's offer to pay to get Melissa out of the trailer park. In "Back Breaker," the female hitperson that killed Greg confronts Melissa at her home working under Peter Scarsborough's orders by the time Tandy visits her mother. She tells Tandy that she's got until the count of three to come out before she shoots Melissa. Thanks to a tactic by Tandy, she saved her mother from the hitwoman and left to confront Peter Scarsborough. Following the Terrors crisis, Melissa is cleaning up her house as Tandy comes home showing her a newspaper stating that Roxxon was responsible for the incident.
Ellen Brandt is a supporting character of the Man-Thing (Ted Sallis) in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway and Gray Morrow, first appeared in Savage Tales #1 (May 1971).
Ellen Brandt grew up in a loveless, emotionless household which she had hoped to escape from. She met her husband Ted Sallis and she ran away to elope with him. The two visited a fortune teller for fun, but she informed them that tragedy would befall their lives. Ted soon began working for S.H.I.E.L.D. and became lost in his work, causing Ellen to see him as cold as her father. She joined A.I.M. and plotted against her husband. When she revealed her true colors to Ted, she chased him into a swamp where he gave himself an untested super soldier formula and crashed into the swamp becoming Man-Thing. Ellen was frightened of his appearance and thus his abilities burned half her face.
Ellen Brandt in other media
The character was adapted for the film Iron Man 3, where she is portrayed by Stéphanie Szostak. In this film, the character is a war veteran who lost an arm and is injected with the Extremis virus by A.I.M. founder Aldrich Killian. She and Eric Savin have a confrontation with Tony Stark, where she's lured into a diner which Stark floods with gas from the stove then explodes by microwaving metal from dog tags before being blown out onto power lines which electrocute her, killing her.
G. W. Bridge
The Broker had once owned Century who escaped and forgot his past. When the Broker returned to claim him, he captured the members of Force Works. He beamed himself down to make a deal with U.S. Agent, speaking like a typical intergalactic salesman. U.S. Agent tricks the Broker into thinking he was giving up Century by replacing him with a hologram. They then cut off his hand which held a device that controlled his lackeys. With the mind control device gone, slaves wished to get their revenge, but Century stopped them.
Much later, Century would kill the Broker himself.
Broker in other media
- The Broker appears in Guardians of the Galaxy played by Christopher Fairbank. He is a neutral character who owns a pawn shop on Xandar. Peter Quill arrives with the Orb that Yondu and the Ravagers were going to sell to him. When the Broker discovers that Ronan the Accuser was after it, he gives the Orb back to Quill and evicts him from his shop. Later, Yondu and Kraglin arrive threatening the Broker into telling them where Quill left. He witnesses the final battle between the Guardians and Ronan. A deleted scene has Broker seen gladly helping an injured Quill after Ronan is killed.
- The Broker appears in the Guardians of the Galaxy TV series voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson. He is shown to have a shop on Knowhere.
Broo is a fictional character from Marvel Comics. He is a mutant from the Brood race, but unlike his feral brethren he is intelligent and compassionate. Broo was born in the lab on a S.W.O.R.D. orbital research station called Pandora's Box. He later joined the X-Men as a student in Wolverine & the X-Men #1.
He has been the object of bullying because of his odd behavior; however he doesn't seem to understand teasing and even takes it as a compliment. He has developed a relationship with Idie, and was at the top in his class behind Quentin Quire.
After discovering a robot placed there by the Hellfire Club in order to manipulate Oya, Kade Kilgore and Max Frankenstein show up and tell Broo about their plans, but he is shot and left for dead before he can tell anyone else.
Although Broo was supposedly killed, Beast had saved his life with assistance by Brand, Peter Parker, Reed Richards and Tony Stark. Broo was treated and put into a coma and once he awoken he had reverted to his feral brood instincts and acted like that of an animal. He spent some time as an unwilling student in Kade Killgore's mutant school. Idie comes with him for supervision and Quentin Quire comes to rescue them both. Quire advances the theory that Idie has fallen in love with Broo pre-trauma.[volume & issue needed]
Broo was often seen attacking fellow students and support staff at Killgore's school, random, brutal violence being fully supported and encouraged by the teachers.[volume & issue needed] He was kidnapped by the genocidal alien Xanto Starblood, who was going to teach Broo the hard sciences and feed him unique beings.[volume & issue needed] While on Xanto's ship, Broo bite a Bamf and was healed, restoring his self-aware, intelligent, and compassionate self, and the staff return him to the school.
Broo is a Brood mutant because he can feel compassion and has high intelligence. Like the rest of the Brood, Broo has several powers, including enhanced strength, enhanced speed, enhanced agility, ability to breathe in space, and insect wings that allow him to fly. His increased intelligence has resulted in funding for his beloved school; Broo has developed a line of pastries that cause the consumer to lose weight.
Vanessa Tara Brooks
Vanessa Tara Brooks is the mother of Eric Brooks, also known as Blade, in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan, first appeared in The Tomb of Dracula #13 (October 1973).
Tara Brooks had married Lucas Cross who was a member of Order of Tyrana a secret society that hunted vampires. So that their enemies would not find them, Lucas sent a pregnant Tara away to England. Tara changed her name to 'Vanessa' and was given shelter at a brothel owned by Madame Vanity. While going into labor with Eric, the brothel was visited by a doctor who turned out to be notorious vampire criminal Deacon Frost. Frost fed on Vanessa, but before he could kill the newborn Eric, he was driven away by the brothel. Vanessa died unaware of the eventual fate of her son.
Vanessa Tara Brooks in other media
- Vanessa Brooks appears in the 1998 film Blade played by Sanaa Lathan. This version is American and gives birth to Eric in 1967 as opposed to England in 1929. Also, she converts into a vampire and becomes the lover of Deacon Frost. When Blade arrives at Frost's penthouse to rescue hematologist Karen Jensen, he is distracted by her appearance and captured to be used as part of Frost's ritual to become La Magra. Vanessa then fights her son once he is freed and she is staked in an effort to "release" her.
- She makes her animated appearance in Spider-Man voiced by Nichelle Nichols. In this version, Vanessa successfully gave birth to Eric and put him up for adoption to hide him from his father who was a vampire. Later, Vanessa became a vampire and she was renamed Miriam, the Vampire Queen. She desires the Neogenic Recombinator so that she can turn everyone into a vampire. She is thwarted through the combined efforts of Blade, Spider-Man, Black Cat, Morbius, Abraham Whistler and Det. Terri Lee.
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Edward "Ned" Buckman, also known as the White King, was a Marvel Comics villain and leader of the New York branch of the Hellfire Club. He was created by Chris Claremont and John Bolton, and first appeared in Classic X-Men #7 (February 1987).
Edward Buckman, a powerful and wealthy businessman, become a member of the New York branch of the Hellfire Club, a powerful, secretive business organization. Buckman and his lover, Paris Seville, eventually rise to the leadership of the Council of the Chosen, the secret cabal leading the club. They take on the titles of White King and White Queen, respectively.
Eventually, Buckman invites Sebastian Shaw into the club, as well as Howard Stark, Warren Worthington, Jr. and Sir James Braddock; all rich businessmen. The latter three men are the fathers of the heroes Iron Man, Archangel, Captain Britain and Psylocke. Later on, Buckman brings Shaw into the Council of the Chosen with the title of Black Bishop. Buckman seeks more funding for Project Armageddon, which aims to destroy mutants using the latest iteration of Sentinels. However, due to Shaw's own mutant status, Buckman tells him that Project Armageddon seeks to isolate the x-factor in order to use it to create a super-powered army for the Hellfire Club.
After the confrontation between the X-Men and Project Armageddon's Mark III Sentinels, Buckman and his partner, Steven Lang, send their Sentinels to kill Shaw and his super-powered allies: Tessa, Harry Leland and Emma Frost. In the resulting fight, Shaw's lover, Lourdes Chantel is killed.
Seeking revenge and the control of Hellfire Club, Shaw and Frost present themselves before the Council of the Chosen. Frost takes mental control of Buckman and forces him to shoot each member of the Council, including Paris Seville. Shaw then reveals himself and proceeds to break Buckman's neck. With the Council wiped out, Shaw and Frost elevate themselves to the positions of Black King and White Queen of the Club. They replace the Council with their 'Inner Circle', which Shaw dubs The Lords Cardinal.
James Buchanan Barnes
Sonny worked for Cross Technological Enterprises as the Under-Secretary of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. He acquires Iron Man's patents to use in technology to be sold to various companies in an attempt to improve his own political position. However, Burch lacked the knowledge, care and competence to fully understand that even Iron Man's outdated technology is too sophisticated for adapting; examples include a submarine where Iron Man and Captain America save the military personnel, a missile defense system for the U.S. government, and military drones for Oscorp. When technological accidents threaten his cargo plane carrying Iron Man's salvaged suits to crash right into Washington, D.C., Burch (facing utter ruin) steels a gun and commits suicide. Fortunately, Iron Man saves the cargo plane's personnel and prevented the crash with Burch's operations investigated afterwards.
Sonny Burch in other media
Sonny Burch appears in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), portrayed by Walton Goggins. This version is a black market criminal who trades and sells to big businesses; he also has henchmen (including Uzman, Anitolov, Knox and FBI agent Stoltz) and owns a restaurant (presumably as a front). Sonny attempts to buy Hank Pym's quantum technology for one billion dollars but is turned down by Hope van Dyne, resulting in the Wasp and Ant-Man battling his men. He manages to get information out of Scott Lang's friends (Luis, Kurt and Dave) on Pym's miniaturized technology via a "truth serum" concoction. Burch and his men fight Ant-Man and the Wasp fighting Ghost in a three way battle through San Francisco. Sonny attempts to escape via boat but Giant-Man stops him by retrieving Pym's technology. Eventually, Burch and his men catch up to Luis but are tasered by Kurt and Dave. Luis injects Burch and his men with his own "truth serum" out of revenge, forcing confessions to various crimes to federal authorities led by Jimmy Woo; Sonny even confesses to his restaurant's various health code violations.
Within the context of the stories, Emery Schaub was is an overweight fry cook from Morganton, North Carolina who is recruited to the Initiative program and given the codename Butterball. Despite Schaub's invulnerability, his lack of physical strength, skill, and wits make him an inappropriate candidate for the superhero program.
When Norman Osborn takes control of the Initiative, Schaub is part of Henry Peter Gyrich's Shadow Initiative assembled to retake control of Negative Zone Prison Alpha from the forces of Blastaar. In spite of heavy losses, the team completes their mission. Schaub has subsequently been referred to as a hero by Norman Osborn and used as an everyman figure for propaganda purposes by H.A.M.M.E.R., Osborn's military arm. During the Siege on Asgard, Butterball helps the Avengers Resistance. Later, Butterball is a founding member of a new superteam in North Carolina. He later joins the Avengers Academy.
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