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Richard and Mary Parker
Carolyn Parmenter was a member of Bruce Banner's Hulkbusters, a team of highly skilled individuals selected to capture and study the Hulk. Carolyn was a marine scientist trained in the fields of biology, oceanics, scuba diving, and exploration.
Papa Jambo (Charles LeJeune), is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. Papa Jambo was a very proficient and well-trained Voodoo Houngan from Haiti, skilled in magic who trained both Daniel Drumm and Jericho Drumm (Brother Voodoo and much later known as Doctor Voodoo; the Sorcerer Supreme). Jambo died after passing on his many years of knowledge onto Brother Voodoo, his successor to combat and defeat Damballah, a pawn of the Serpent God, Set, who came to Port-au-Prince to take control of the local communities.
Papa Legba was the first known Houngan supreme (most powerful voodoo sorcerer). He traveled to the god realm Bondye after a time of great drought seeking healing magic. Unknowingly he unleashed Ogoun the god of war and had to get aid from the then Sorcerer Supreme Makeem. Unable to stop the god they sealed the doorway to Bondye using their souls and the mantles of Houngan Supreme and Sorcerer Supreme sought out the next in line.
Pastor Liam is a member of the extended "Grey Family" in the Marvel Universe.
The character subsequently appears in Alpha Flight #54-62 (January–September 1988), #64-71 (November 1988-June 1989), #82 (March 1990), #109-112 (June–September 1992), and #120 (May 1993).
Laura Dean's parents (Darby and Susan) were extremely mutaphobic Americans who decided to have Laura's twin fetus destroyed because it was obviously a mutant. While still a fetus, the soon-to-be Laura protected her twin sister by using her mutant power to open portals to other dimensions and sent her to the realm that would later be called Liveworld.
After her birth, Laura grew up autistic and withdrawn from the world. In an attempt to cure her autism, her parents sent her to the New Life Clinic, which was actually run by the insane villain Scramble.[volume & issue needed]
Laura managed to escape, but was later caught by Bedlam and forced to become a member of his team of Derangers.[volume & issue needed] During the clash with Alpha Flight, Laura swapped places with her twin in Liveworld, whom she had dubbed Goblyn.[volume & issue needed]
After Alpha Flight defeated Bedlam, Goblyn and Laura were admitted into Beta Flight under the misbelief that they were one and the same person.[volume & issue needed] However, this was all sorted out when Alpha Flight travelled to Liveworld and there encountered the Dreamqueen.[volume & issue needed] When they returned to Earth, and Alpha disbanded, Laura and Goblyn went to live with the Purple Girl.[volume & issue needed]
They re-joined Beta Flight when Talisman dispatched them on a quest for Northstar, thanks to Laura's ability to open portals to other dimensions.[volume & issue needed] The two stayed on when the team was once again funded by the government and Department H was re-formed.[volume & issue needed] However, both were severely injured when Wild Child went insane and attacked them.[volume & issue needed] Laura sent Goblyn instinctively to Liveworld and had to return with Beta Flight to save her.[volume & issue needed]
Since the disbanding of Alpha Flight after the clash with the Hardliners, resulting in the subsequent disbanding of Beta Flight, Pathway's whereabouts are unknown.
Laura Dean received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89 #2.
Pazuzu, sometimes known as Imudugud, is a fictional demon in the Marvel Comics Universe. The character first appeared in the third issue of the Howard the Duck MAX series, in May 2002. He then appeared in a more important role in Nightcrawler miniseries The Devil Inside, in February 2005.
Pazuzu first existed as one of Lucifer's fourteen angels who assisted Lucifer in his attack on Heaven. After their defeat, as punishment, he was cast down to Hell, where he joined the Annunaki, who were gods worshipped by the Sumarians and other cultures. Pazuzu has since come into conflict with Howard the Duck, where he attacked him in a TV station, only to be defeated by a magic cigar. Pazuzu has since come in conflict with the X-Man Nightcrawler, who - along with Amanda Sefton and the other X-Men - prevented his and his brothers' release unto Earth by a group of selfish cabalists by locking them inside clay statuettes created by their last would-be sacrifice.
Pazuzu's powers include super strength, very dangerous sharp claws and demonic abilities. He also has the ability to change his appearance, and he demonstrated this by appearing in several forms including a winged-lion eagle hybrid, and a scaled humanoid with a ram's horn and scorpion's tail, and a serpent. He was worshiped as a god of wind, storm and pestilence, although it is unclear whether he had control over any of these.
Perseus retired from the Pantheon and took the identity of an innkeeper at Loch Ness, Scotland. To keep people from asking too many questions about his age, he faked the death of the innkeeper and took on the identity of the innkeeper's brother, "Scott Shannon". He provided boat tours of the loch. The Hulk came to visit him when a mysterious monster sank one of his boats. The Hulk rented a boat to investigate the lake and was attacked by the cybernetic creature known as Piecemeal. The Hulk and Piecemeal fought from the loch onto the shore when the Hulk got knocked out from behind by the Madman.[volume & issue needed]
Madman and Piecemeal kept Perseus and some of his guests as hostages inside the inn. Perseus told Madman he was scaring his guests and ordered him to leave. Perseus punched Madman in the face when he refused. That just agitated Madman and he killed one of his guests. Meanwhile, the Hulk was chained up and left for dead at the bottom of Loch Ness. The Hulk managed to break free and reach the shore. He crashed into the inn and started to fight with Piecemeal and Madman. During the chaos, Perseus ran into a room and grabbed his Pantheon spear. He came charging towards Madman but was caught in his grip. Madman then slammed Perseus into the ground with tremendous force. Hulk saw what happened and punched Madman through the inn. Hulk held Perseus as he laid there bleeding and near death. Perseus told the Hulk to finish the battle for him and to tell his daughter Cassie to come home. Perseus burst into a flash of light and turned into dust in the Hulk's hands. The Hulk grabbed Perseus' spear and charged towards Piecemeal. He impaled the creature and tossed him into the loch.[volume & issue needed]
Perseus has immortality. In his prime, Perseus was good in hand-to-hand combat and wielded his Pantheon spear. As a member of the Pantheon, he also has a healing factor allowing him to recover from injuries much faster than a regular human being.
Perseus had a daughter named Cassiopea. Cassiopea returned to the Pantheon after Perseus was murdered by Madman. After his death Perseus' body was converted into one of the Endless Knights. The Endless Knights were cybernetic zombies created from the bodies of Agamemnon's dead children.
Spider-Man encountered Pester in a homeless shelter and followed her to the sub-basement, where Firebrand's attacks threatened to collapse the ceiling on the gathered Morlocks.[volume & issue needed] Pester tried to find a way out and was almost crushed, but Spider-Man saved her, and he helped the Morlocks escape.[volume & issue needed]
Pester has superhumanly strong jaws and sharp teeth, and is able to gnaw through rope, wood and even metal. She possesses tracking abilities, hyper keen senses and the ability to sonically communicate with rats.
J. T. Slade
Within the context of the stories, General Chester Phillips is one of the army officers overseeing subject selection for Project: Rebirth. He takes a personal interest in Steve Rogers as the best candidate for the first test. Both he and Abraham Erskine refuse to allow General Maxfield Saunders to have Clinton McIntyre receive the first full treatment. When Saunders steals the serum and apparently kills McIntyre, Phillips has the body shipped away and Saunders arrested.
Chester Phillips in other media
The character has also been adapted for the film Captain America: The First Avenger where he is a colonel and portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones. The same character was mentioned during the follow-up Marvel One-Shot, Agent Carter, as well as in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Alexander Goodwin Pierce
Joseph Pike was a tall, intimidating, yet pathetic man who worked as a pool hustler and numbers runner. He was continuously getting interrogated by various characters such as Bullseye, Daredevil, Elektra and even Turk Barrett who some consider to be just as pathetic.
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Joseph Pike appears in Daredevil, played by Kevin McCormick. Pike and Stewart Schmidt are a pair of thugs employed by Wilson Fisk through his front company Westmeyer-Holt Contracting to damage apartments of various home owners. They attack Karen Page when she starts investigating them, but is rescued when Foggy Nelson shows up and beats them unconscious with his softball bat.
Pip the Troll
Piper is the name of two distinct characters in the Marvel Universe.
Virtually nothing is known about the life of the man known only as Piper before he came to join the underground community of mutants known as the Morlocks who lived in "The Alley", a huge tunnel located beneath Manhattan.
Piper was shot by Scalphunter, a member of the superhuman team of assassins known as the Marauders,[volume & issue needed] during the villains' massacre of the Morlock community and died from his injuries in the X-Men's infirmary along with other Morlocks.[volume & issue needed]
Piper was a mutant possessed of the superhuman psionic ability to control animals, using the music he played on his flute as his focus. Living beneath Manhattan, Piper most often summoned sewer-dwelling denizens such as bats, rats, and alligators to do his bidding.
Piper appeared as part of the "Morlocks" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #9.
Piper is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He first appeared in X-Men #62-63 (November–December 1969), and was created by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams. The character subsequently appears in Avengers #110-111 (April–May 1973), and Cable & Deadpool #49 (March 2008).
Piper is a mutate, a member of the Swamp Men that was changed by Magneto, that lived in the Savage Land, a tropical preserve hidden in Antarctica. In his first appearance as one of the Savage Land Mutates, Piper sent a monster to attack the X-Men and Ka-Zar.
Piper later aided Magneto, by causing dinosaurs to attack the Avengers in the Savage Land. With the Savage Land Mutates, Piper was later employed by Zaladane in her attempt to conquer the Savage Land. With the other Savage Land Mutates, Piper again aided Zaladane in battle with Magneto, Ka-Zar, and their allies.
The Piper can psionically control animals, using the music he plays on his set of pipes. Piper is a skilled musician, but is dependent on his music as a focus for his psionic powers.
Piper appeared as part of the "Savage Land Mutates" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11. He received his own entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #12.
Pixie is a member of the Eternals who first appeared in Marvel: The Lost Generation #12. She is a First Line and was often the partner of Oxbow, a super-strong archer who also joined the First Line. She was active from the 1950s to just prior to modern era. She was one of the few to survive the explosion of the Skrull ship. She has the ability to use a "pixie dust" that turned others to stone; this may or may not have been an actual application of her Eternal abilities. She also has the standard powers of the Eternal race: flight, immortality, durability, superhuman strength and stamina.
Pixie was a Morlocks. Masque deformed her right leg when she opposed him, and he used his powers to deform normal humans as a method to "recruit" more Morlocks. Pixie became a maternal figure and leader to this group.[volume & issue needed] While Pixie had a fairy-like appearance, with antennae and butterfly wings, it is unclear whether she possessed any superhuman powers whatsoever.
Plazm is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe, a member of the second team of X-Force. He was created by Peter Milligan (writer) and Mike Allred (artist), and first appeared in X-Force #116 (July 2001).
Plazm and the other members of X-Force were already well-established, popular superheroes when they make their first appearance. In their first detailed mission, they combat drug-happy mutinous tribesmen in North Africa.[volume & issue needed]
Plazm receives low marks from team-leader Zeitgeist and a mental note to move him to defensive positions.[volume & issue needed] The problem was, in Zeitgeist's mind, was that Plazm's kill rate of four percent (though he was shown tearing apart a soldier) is not acceptable.[volume & issue needed]
The team leader, Coach tells the team he has found a perfect mission, one that would generate lots of good publicity. Money-minded terrorists have taken the boy-band 'Boys R Us' hostage in the music studios of 'Sonic TV'. Rescuing them for free should go good with the focus groups. While a huge crowd awaits outside, the team teleports in courtesy of U-Go Girl. Plazm battles well until an armed helicopter, hovering above the crowd, opens fire.[volume & issue needed]
The only survivors of the entire incident are the rookie Anarchist, U-Go Girl and Doop. Plazm, the other mutants, the terrorists and even the boy band survivors all die in the attack. The helicopter crew is attacked by U-Go Girl and dropped to the pavement far below.[volume & issue needed]
Plazm could transform himself into a liquid state. He could fly and tranquilize others on contact.
He first appeared as an adolescent mutant with uncontrolled psychokinetic powers.[volume & issue needed] He later appeared in the mini-series Beauty and the Beast starring Beast and Dazzler.[volume & issue needed] He was friends with Link.[volume & issue needed]
Michael was considered as a "potential recruit" for the Initiative program, according to Civil War: Battle Damage Report.
John Porter graduated from University of Michigan and initially worked at Chaos Reductions, a competitor of Damage Control. When Ann-Marie Hoag offered Porter a higher salary, he immediately switched companies. On his first day, he met with Albert Cleary and Robin Chapel, the latter of which he begins a rivalry which that blossoms into a possible romance. Porter also meets with super villain Thunderball and forms an odd friendship with him. This friendship would actually help him out later on when the rest of the Wrecking Crew threaten Porter and his coworkers lives. At some point, Porter and Robin entered a serious relationship as when Hoag called him to return to work, she deduced that Robin was in bed with him and asked that she return too.
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In Ultimate Spider-Man, Damage Control is run by Mac Porter, voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson. The character's appearance is meant to resemble Damage Control creator Dwayne McDuffie. The episode he appeared in, "Damage", is dedicated to his memory. Spider-Man suspects him of using Damage Control as a front to rob banks when in reality, the Wrecking Crew was responsible. Porter nevertheless aids Spider-Man in defeating the criminals.
Poseidon is a member of the Superhuman Initiative implemented by Iron Man, Hank Pym and Mr. Fantastic as part of the Superhuman Registration Act,[volume & issue needed] as seen in Marvel Comics' 2006-07 Civil War miniseries.
Kevin Tremain was a mutant captured and studied by the Mandarin. His first appearance was in X-Men v2, #50. On a secret mission, the Six Pack attacked the secret base Tremain was held in. Tremain was mortally injured; Cable tried to save his life, first by using his telekinesis to keep Tremain's body together, and finally by giving him a blood transfusion. Although it seems he survived this trauma, Cable seemed to think Tremain had later died.[volume & issue needed]
Years later, Tremain resurfaced as Post, the lowest of Onslaught's emissaries. Post had superhuman size, strength, stamina, and sturdiness. He was also a mathematical genius. After being infected with the T-O virus via blood transfusion from Cable,[volume & issue needed] Post became a cyborg,[volume & issue needed] who was also able to generate energy discharges, cloaking fields, biogenetic scanners and teleport himself to remote locations.[volume & issue needed]
Malcolm Powder is a fictional character in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, first appeared in Alias #6 (April 2002). Powder was a high school student that was a fan of Jessica Jones.
He makes his first appearance in the most unusual way possible: breaking into Jessica's apartment and answering her phone. Jessica, understandably, kicks him out. Later, while Jessica was looking for a Rick Jones (not the famous one) Malcolm shows up again asking for a job as her personal part-time secretary; he is kicked out once again.
Malcolm arrives again, this time asking Jessica about the secret identities of Captain America and Daredevil. Once again, he asks for a job and Jessica finally agrees under the condition that he find information on Mattie Franklin, who is missing. To Jessica's surprise, Malcolm shows up with a girl named Laney, who claims that her brother was dating Mattie around the time she disappeared. He is last seen answering Jessica's phone, this time as her secretary.
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A partially similar character named Malcolm Ducasse appears in Jessica Jones played by Eka Darville. He's a heroin addict who lives in Jessica's apartment building. It's later revealed that he was under the influence of Kilgrave who has been using his powers to force Malcolm to take pictures of Jessica. Malcolm is later handcuffed in Jessica's bathroom and forced go into withdrawal. He soon gets involved in Jessica's conflicts with Kilgrave and in the end, begins to work for her as her secretary.
Darville will reprise his role as Malcolm Ducasse in the upcoming Marvel/Netflix show The Defenders.
- Amy Powell
Praeter is a Herald of Galactus in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel, first appeared as a human known as Pastor Mike in The Mighty Thor #1 (2011), and as Praetor in #6 (2011).
The Prime Mover is a robot employed by Doctor Doom; Doom may or may not have created the robot. Doctor Doom plays "chess games" against the Prime Mover in which real people, unaware of their status as "pieces" in Doom's "game," are pitted against robots constructed by Doom, which the real people believe to be living beings.
Doom used a robot double of the Yellow Claw in one of these games, challenging the Prime Mover who manipulated Nick Fury and his S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. The Prime Mover declared victory against Doom when Fury defeated the robotic Yellow Claw.[volume & issue needed]
The Prime Mover later abandoned Doom briefly and traveled into space. It encountered and challenged the Grandmaster to a "game," using Korvac and a number of aliens against the Grandmaster's pawns, the Defenders and Daredevil. The Defenders Namor the Submariner and Daredevil were killed (and subsequently resurrected by the Grandmaster) but other Defenders defeated the Prime Mover's pawns in their battles, and the robot broke down, unable to cope with its defeat.
The character, created by Bob Harras and Steve Epting, first appeared in The Avengers #344 (February 1992) as the counterpart of the Black Knight from the alternate reality Marvel Comics designated as Earth-374.
Within the context of the stories, Proctor is the leader of the dimension crossing "Gatherers", a group he creates as a result of his lifemate, that Earth's Sersi, spurning him. His goal in creating the team is to extract vengeance by killing all versions of Sersi across Marvel's multiverse. His mission brings him to the Avenger's Earth where he tries to win Magdalene's love and infiltrate the Avengers. At the end of his confrontation with the Avengers, he is impaled by the Ebony Blade but manages to escape.
Proctor's powers and abilities
Proctor possesses superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes, can project destructive energy beams from his eyes, telepathy, and the psionic ability to manipulate the chemical composition of the human brain.
Cobbwell was recommended Peter Parker by Raymond Warren, one of Peter's teachers. Cobbwell took Peter on as a protege to help him with his electronics research. Later he asked Peter to pick up a radio that he had left to the Tinkerer. During this time, Peter had borrowed some equipment from Cobbwell without telling him, so that he could face a new villain named Clash. However, Flash Thompson had told the principal of his actions and Cobbwell lost faith in his most trusted student. Peter saved up all of his money to repay Cobbwell for borrowing the equipment. Though Cobbwell decided not to hire Peter for internship, he was glad that he tried to make amends.
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The magician known as Pro-Rata believed that the universe can only be truly ruled if they understood it through accounting. With this in mind, he hoped to acquire the secrets of the universe through financial means. He first went after the Jeweled Key which he stole after killing the chief accountant, Prei-Ying Mantis. However, Pro-Rata lost the key to Hemlock Shoals and tried to continue looking for it amongst the sea of realms. He makes his first proper appearance having amassed a literal tower of credit cards and, for completely indescribable reasons, was holding model Beverly Switzler hostage. Howard the Duck and Spider-Man teamed up to battle Pro-Rata who was still after the Jeweled Key. The key was later reacquired by the Astral Auditor who then later killed Pro-Rata by sending him into the collapsing vortex.
The character, created by Jim Valentino, first appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy #15 (August 1991) as the childlike ruler of the Universal Church of Truth of the alternate timeline/reality Marvel Comics designated as Earth-691. He is depicted as a superhuman of unlimited potential, with the ability to duplicate not only super-powers, but also the skills of others simply by observing the ability being used; thus, he could acquire the psychokinetic powers of the Guardian Vance Astro as easily as he could the marksmanship ability of Astro's teammate Nikki, by watching them in combat.
Within the context of the Marvel Comics universe, Protégé is the deity and leader of Universal Church of Truth to which Replica, a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, belongs. In order to save the lives of her teammates, she offers herself as a playmate to Protégé who is accompanied by Malevolence.
Later, Protégé uses its abilities to duplicate the powers of the Living Tribunal, nearly usurping its place in Marvel's cosmology. When attempts to defeat Protégé fail, The Living Tribunal states that any and all realities rest on Protégé's shoulders. And Protégé itself claims to have become the new One-Above-All. Scathan the Approver, a Celestial, saves all realities by judging against Protégé. The Living Tribunal then absorbed Protégé into itself to prevent him from endangering all realities again.
Psi-Borg (Aldo Ferro) bargained with the Weapon X Project, developing memory implants for the promise of their anti-aging factor. However, the project reneged on the deal, and the aging Ferro was left to depend on his cybernetics to stay alive.
Powers and abilities
Psi-Borg's cybernetics give him enhanced speed, strength, endurance, and armored protection. As a mutant, he has the ability to psionically alter memories and perceptions as well as 'scrambling' the alpha waves in others' brains. He is also skilled in technology and neuroscience.
Psynapse is a fictional villain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Chris Claremont, he first appeared in X-Factor #65. A member of the Inhumans royal family, Psynapse was a telepathic Inhuman and cousin of Crystal and Medusa.
Eugene Milton Judd
Little is known about Purge before he made his appearance on the desolate island of Genosha. He was one of the few survivors after Cassandra Nova programmed her Wild Sentinels to decimate the island, killing over 16 million mutants.[volume & issue needed]
Somehow he found other survivors and allied himself with Unus the Untouchable and his gang. Inside of the gang, he mostly worked with Hub and Hack and the three of them began to doubt if Unus' exclusive, clique-like strategy was the best way.[volume & issue needed]
When a mentally ill Scarlet Witch removed the mutant gene from over 90% of the mutant population, Purge was one of the many who lost his powers.[volume & issue needed] However, Quicksilver — as an act of penance for his part in the worldwide depowering — stole some Terrigen crystals from the Inhumans in an attempt to repower some mutants.[volume & issue needed] He started his mass efforts in Genosha and effectively restored the abilities of many on the island including Hub, Hack, Unus, Wicked, Freakshow, and Callisto.[volume & issue needed] But in a cruel twist of fate, their abilities were amplified beyond control and quickly faded.[volume & issue needed]
Before M-Day, Purge had the powers of superhuman strength, agility, and resilience.
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