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Caber joined his friend Leir and the other Celtic gods in aiding the Asgardians in their battle against the forces of the Egyptian god Seth. With Leir, Caber next attacked the camp of the Fomorians, the traditional enemies of Avalon. Leir wished to claim Sif as his bride, so Caber followed him to Asgard on Leir's request. Caber and Leir were captured by the Warriors Three. Caber clashed with Heimdall in Asgard, and then later arrived on Earth with Leir and Sif. Caber, Leir, and Sif then traveled to the Black Galaxy and found Thor there. The gods then traveled to Asgard. Caber, Leir, and Hercules then battled Surtur and Ymir. Caber then witnessed Leir's defeat in Leir's duel with Sif.
Caber possesses the typical powers of a member of the race of superhumans known as the Celtic gods of Avalon. This includes superhuman strength, speed, durability, stamina, and reflexes, and an extremely long lifespan.
Caber's speed is far greater than that of any other known god of Avalon, and has the ability to run at subsonic speeds for long periods of time.
Danielle "Dani" Cage is a fictional character in Marvel Comics. Danielle is the young daughter of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, first appeared in The Pulse #13 (March 2006).
When Jessica went into labor, the hospital refused to deliver her baby, forcing Luke to take her to Doctor Strange via the quinjet. She was named after Luke's teammate and best friend Danny Rand. During Secret Invasion, Danielle was kidnapped by a Skrull posing as Edwin Jarvis. Luke was forced to team up with Bullseye in rescuing her. Luke retrieved Danielle while Bullseye killed the Skrull. Eventually, Luke and Jessica decided to hire a nanny for Danielle. They settled on Squirrel Girl after turning down more than twenty other superhumans.
During the "Hunt for Wolverine" storyline, a black market auction had somehow got the genetic material of Danielle Cage. When Iron Man, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Spider-Man arrive undercover looking for Wolverine ever since his body disappeared from his unmarked grave, Luke and Jessica are outraged when they learned that their daughter's genetic material was being auctioned off.
In an alternate future timeline, Danielle Cage, nicknamed Dani, inherits both of her parents' abilities and becomes Captain America. It is mentioned that she was mentored by an aged version of Black Widow, who goes by the name Madame Natasha. She is plucked from her timeline to battle Ultron and then a Doombot, and subsequently teams up with the modern day Avengers to battle Moridun, who had possessed Wiccan. She returns to the present again to aid the U.S.Avengers in capturing her nemesis, the Golden Skull.
|First appearance||Free Comic Book Day 2016 Avengers|
|Created by||Brian Michael Bendis
Inhuman (NuHuman) (formerly)Cosmic entity
At the start of the "Civil War II" storyline, Ulysses Cain is a normal person attending The Ohio State University with a student named Michelle. When the Terrigen cloud that was released in the aftermath of the "Infinity" storyline arrives at The Ohio State University, Ulysses and Michelle are affected as they both enter Terrigenesis; Michelle emerges as a red-skinned beast, while Ulysses develops precognition.
At the Triskelion, Medusa and Crystal introduce Ulysses to Captain Marvel, War Machine, and Black Panther. There, Ulysses has a premonition that the villain Thanos is coming to steal a Cosmic Cube from a Project Pegasus facility. The heroes take Thanos by surprise when he arrives at his destination, but She-Hulk is severely injured and War Machine is killed during the fight. Thanos is still defeated.
After Ulysses reveals to the Avengers that he foresaw the invasion of the Celestial Destroyer, Iron Man protests the logic of stopping crimes before they occur, asking if they should lock people up because of what they might do, and leaves in frustration. Three weeks later, Iron Man arrives at the Triskelion and learns that War Machine died and She-Hulk was severely wounded in battle with Thanos. When he learns that they used Ulysses' precognitive power to ambush Thanos, Iron Man vows to ensure that nobody uses it again.
Ulysses later has an encounter with Spider-Man upon being brought to Parker Industries to test his powers by Medusa and Human Torch. After being trained to use his powers the right way by working with him to stop a Vulturion attack and prevent a man killing his ex-girlfriend and her current partner, Spider-Man asks Ulysses if he has any visions about the future of Parker Industries. This prompts Ulysses to note that he sees ex-supervillain Clayton Cole returning to his Clash alias and attacking Spider-Man. Upon Ulysses' latest vision, Spider-Man stops five criminals piloting the Quintronic Man and leaves them webbed up by the police. Ulysses advised Spider-Man to confront Clayton about his possible return to the Clash alias. Spider-Man's subsequent efforts to investigate the vision apparently provoked Clayton's return to his old role as Clash at the time he was approached by Mendel Stromm. Spider-Man accepts that everyone made mistakes rather than blaming Ulysses specifically for Clayton's descent, but decides that they need to watch how reliant they become on Ulysses' visions to prevent a similar experience in future.
Ulysses later received a vision that tipped off Blue Marvel about Infinaut's ninth manifestation attempt enabling him, Giant-Man, and the Ultimates to work on a Pym Particle accelerator that ended up anchoring Infinaut and shrinking him down to human size.
Modred the Mystic later visited Ulysses Cain while posing as Crystal in order to see if he has any visions for him. Modred tells Warrior Woman that the Myriad can be enhanced if they can get the Atlanteans on their side. First, Warrior Womam will have to resurrect Namor.
Iron Man infiltrates New Attilan and takes off with Ulysses after defeating Medusa, Crystal, and Karnak. After scolding Ulysses for his vision about Thanos leading to War Machine's death, Iron Man plans to study how Ulysses' precognition works. The Avengers, the Ultimates, the Inhumans, and other superheroes arrive to confront Iron Man about his actions. Before they can discuss it, Ulysses has a vision of a rampaging Hulk standing over the corpses of the superheroes. Upon his powers enhancing, Ulysses projects the vision to everyone present which causes the younger Inhumans to weep.
Iron Man later meets with Captain America, Black Bolt, Medusa, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange at the abandoned Funtime Inc. facility where he reveals the brain scan results on Ulysses. He tells them that Ulysses' power is based on probability calculations and not absolute truth. Captain Marvel is unpersuaded by Iron Man's discoveries and returns to the Triskelion.
As the battle between Iron Man's side and Captain Marvel's side begins, Medusa tells Ulysses to stay in New Attilan. While meditating with Karnak, Ulysses' powers act up where it manifests as tendrils that wrap around the Triskelion as his eyes turn red. The vision shows Miles Morales at the capital holding the impaled body of Steve Rogers. It is revealed that some of Ulysses' latest visions have been manipulated by Steve Rogers (now "reprogrammed" by Red Skull's clone using Kobik's abilities to believe that he has been a Hydra sleeper agent for years) to prevent Ulysses from foreseeing his long-term plan for Hydra by giving him more immediate "threats" to focus on, such as the possibility of Bruce Banner becoming Hulk again by anonymously delivering him gamma research information. Although Rogers acknowledges to Dr. Erik Selvig that Ulysses' latest vision suggests a new twist to this plan.
Ulysses later has a vision that takes him to an alternate future where Old Man Logan saves him from an unidentified grandchild of Hulk. Ulysses learns from him that the Inhumans have left Earth because of Iron Man pushing "her" too far. Upon coming out of the vision, Ulysses tells Medusa and Karnak that they need to confront Iron Man and Captain Marvel.
During the battle between Captain Marvel and Iron Man, Ulysses has multiple visions of the entire Marvel Universe such as a fight between two groups of monsters, the Inhumans' fight with the X-Men, and Thor regaining his hammer. Ulysses appears before Eternity where he evolves into a new being and even becomes one with the universe. Beast theories and explains to Captain Marvel that Iron Man fought her not because of a lack of trust in her. Because if Captain Marvel's method of profiling continued, it could be handled by untrustworthy people who would abuse Ulysses' power in the future.
While her name has never been revealed in the comics, for the convenience of this section she will be referred to by her name in the Netflix series. Alisa Campbell is the mother of Jessica Campbell, who would grow up to become Jessica Jones. While driving to Walt Disney World, Alisa got into an argument with her husband causing them to get distracted by driving into a military convoy that was carrying hazardous chemicals. The car swerved off the road and landed in an embankment, killing everyone except her daughter, Jessica.
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Jessica's mother, named Alisa Jones (née Campbell), appears in Jessica Jones. She is presented as an amalgam of Jessica's actual mother and the woman who adopted her in the comics.
In season 1, Alisa is played by Miriam Shor. Her name comes from Alisa Bendis, wife of Brian Michael Bendis, creator of the comic book character of Jessica Jones. She appears in flashback in the episode "AKA WWJD?" where she attempts to stop an argument between Jessica and her brother Philip. They die when the car crashes into a truck filled with chemicals. She shows up in a nightmare convincing Jessica to get to work.
Alisa is a series regular in season 2, played by Janet McTeer. It turns out that she survived the car accident, but was horribly disfigured. She and Jessica are treated at IGH, a private clinic specializing in gene editing. While Jessica is saved and discharged after three weeks, Alisa has suffered more severe injuries and needs a longer recovery period. Dr. Karl Malus has to declare Alisa dead in order to save her life, because of the illegality of the operations. As a result of intense gene therapy, Alisa gains super strength similar to her daughter, but she is also mentally unstable and is prone to dissociative episodes. She eventually breaks out of the IGH facility, killing a nurse named Luanne and maiming Inez Green, and eventually tracks down her daughter after getting information from Trish's mother. While following Jessica, she sees Jessica's boyfriend Stirling Adams negotiating with some gangsters he owes money to, and agreeing to let them use Jessica as muscle for some heists in exchange for his debts being forgiven. After the gangsters leave, Alisa confronts and kills Stirling by bashing his head repeatedly against a brick wall. Haunted by the image of Jessica weeping over Stirling's body, Alisa returns to Dr. Malus and insists he keep her away from Jessica for her own safety.
Years later, Alisa comes back into Jessica's life when Trish begins opening an investigation into IGH. Alisa begins killing off several other participants in the IGH project, killing Robert "Whizzer" Coleman, Dr. Kozlov, Will Simpson, and Dr. Leslie Hansen. Jessica first meets her while she is impersonating Dr. Hansen, but she escapes after the meeting escalates into a fight. Alisa resumes spying on Jessica, and kills Pryce Cheng's fixer Nick Spanos when she catches him stealing files from Jessica's apartment. Following several other leads, Jessica finds a beach house where Dr. Malus lives with Alisa, and learns the truth about her. Although bitter over learning Alisa's role in Stirling's murder, Jessica quickly forgives her and takes Alisa back to her apartment. While they are there, Pryce Cheng tries to assassinate Alisa as revenge for Nick's murder, but fails and is captured. In between guarding the captive Cheng, Alisa helps her daughter resolve a custody dispute between Oscar and his ex. Once Cheng regains consciousness, he persuades Jessica to turn her mother in, which Jessica reluctantly agrees to do.
While in jail, and being defended by Jeri Hogarth, Alisa is subjected to mistreatment and abuse at the hands of Dale Holiday, a sadistic guard who turns out to be a serial killer that has killed several other inmates. When she learns of Dr. Malus's death in an explosion at the old IGH clinic, Alisa is enraged, breaks out of jail, and heads to the hospital seeking to kill Trish, whom she blames for her past actions. Jessica shows up and manages to talk her down, but when cornered by police, Alisa escapes by jumping out a window, dragging Detective Eddy Costa's partner Ruth Sunday to her death. Now hunted by the police, she kidnaps Jessica at Trish's apartment and prepares to flee the country with her. After evading several attempts by police to capture them, Alisa takes Jessica to Playland Park for a final ride on the ferris wheel before she turns herself in to protect Jessica. She never gets to turn herself in, as Trish shows up at the park and shoots Alisa in the head, killing her instantly. Trish flees the scene, while the cops are left to assume that Jessica killed her mother in self-defense.
David Campbell worked at Stark Industries when his boss, Tony Stark, gave him and his family tickets to Walt Disney World. While driving there, Dave got into an argument with his wife and not realizing that he was driving into a military convoy that was carrying hazardous chemicals. The car swerved off the road and landed in an embankment, killing everyone except his daughter, Jessica.
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Jessica's father, renamed Brian Jones, appears in Jessica Jones played by James Colby. His name was changed from Dave to Brian in reference to his creator, Brian Michael Bendis and is presented as an amalgam of Jessica's actual father and the man who adopted her in the comics.
He appears in flashback in the episode "AKA WWJD?" where he is instead distracted by Jessica arguing with her younger brother over a video game and crashes into a truck carrying chemicals. He shows up in a nightmare convincing Jessica to get to work. In the second season, his wife Alisa reveals that they were unhappy and actually considering divorce sometime before the accident.
Phillip is the younger brother of Jessica Campbell, who would grow up to become Jessica Jones. While driving to Walt Disney World, Phillip's parents got into an argument, causing them to get distracted by driving into a military convoy that was carrying hazardous chemicals. The car swerved off the road and landed in an embankment, killing everyone except his sister, Jessica. Years later, Jessica has a dream conducted by Jean Grey. Jessica sees her younger brother, but oddly enough doesn't seem to recognize him.
Phillip Campbell in other media
Jessica's brother, renamed Phillip Jones, appears in Jessica Jones played by Billy McFadden. He appears in flashback in the episode "AKA WWJD?" where he gets into an argument with his sister over a Game Boy. This distracts their father who drives straight into a truck carrying chemicals that kills him and Phillip while critically wounding Jessica and Alisa. In that same episode, Jessica admits that despite her brother being rather annoying at times, she considered him a 'great kid' and liked being around him.
Canelo is a fictional character in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore, and first appeared in All-New Ghost Rider #1 (May 2014).
Canelo is the old owner of Canelo's Auto and Body and the boss of Robbie Reyes. He has a deep admiration towards Robbie, mostly because he is a hard worker and respects his responsibility towards his brother. However, he like almost everyone else, is unaware of Robbie's double life as the Ghost Rider.
Canelo in other media
Canelo appears on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. played by Daniel Zacapa. He is once again Robbie's respectable boss who is unaware of his life as the Ghost Rider. When Daisy Johnson enters the shop, he believes that she and Robbie are interested in each other.
Sam "Snap" Wilson
James Buchanan Barnes
The character subsequently appears in Sub-Mariner #10-11 (February–March 1969), Incredible Hulk #219-220 (January–February 1978), and Fantastic Four #219 (June 1980).
Captain Barracuda is a modern-day pirate, often using highly advanced technological weaponry. The Human Torch and Iceman, two heroes from two separate teams, have their first solo adventure opposing Barracuda. After agents of his smash the radio he tries to rob a ship of youths. The two heroes defeat him but he takes the Torch's girlfriend hostage and tries to escape. However he is stopped by Iceman and arrested.
Captain Barracuda and his crew later inadvertently capture Namor and Karthon the Quester as the latter two battle over the psychically-powerful Serpent Crown. However, during the struggle, his ship is destroyed by American Naval forces. Captain Barracuda has also gotten into conflicts with the Hulk and Fantastic Four, of which the Human Torch is a member.
Captain Barracuda has used a number of advanced submarine-type ships, armed with a number of high-tech weapons. He and his crew often carry a number of conventional and advanced forms of weaponry.
The character subsequently appears in Man-Thing #7-8 (November 1980, January 1981) and Captain Britain & MI13 #12 (2009).
Captain Fate is a 200-year-old Earth sea pirate cursed to sail the spaceways aboard his ship the Serpent's Crown forever by the wizard/satyr Khordes. Captain Fate and his crew came into conflict with the Man-Thing but were defeated.
Captain Forsa was a superhero who hailed from Brazil. He was tasked with finding a villain that was killing heroes and was confident that he would find him despite not knowing the identity. While tempted by a female reporter who had asked him about the killer earlier, the reporter turned out to be Zeitgeist who killed Forsa rather unceremoniously. His death would be investigated nonetheless.
His name should technically be "Capitão Força" which means "Captain Strength".
Captain Omen is a supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. The character, created by Steve Englehart and Herb Trimpe, first appeared in Hulk #164 in June 1973. Within the context of the stories, Captain Omen is the leader of the Infra-Worlders and an enemy of the Hulk.
Captain Wings is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He is based on Black Condor. Captain Wings appeared in Invaders #14-15 (March–April 1977), and was created by Roy Thomas and Frank Robbins.
During World War II, Captain Wings was a member of the Crusaders. He was unable to serve in British army due to a slight heart murmur. He was able to fly using a winged costume, but later abandoned the suit after the belt that powered his wings was destroyed and he learned of its Nazi origins.
Julius Carbone is the head of the Carbone crime syndicate. His second in command was Sal Carbone and was always looking out for his daughter Rosalie. When Julius' men were killed by the Punisher, Julius called upon his flunky Mickey Fondozzi to bring anyone who could work for him. Unbeknownst to Julius, Mickey began working with the Punisher who, posing as Mickey's cousin Johnny Tower, was hired. He soon began noticing that his goons were being killed one by one and blamed it on Sal. Believing that Sal has been setting him up, he has Mickey and "Johnny" kill him. Sometime later, he is informed that Sal was not the double crosser and that "Johnny" is the Punisher and Mickey was working with him. He sends his men to kill them, but they are saved by Shotgun. Julius meets with the other leaders and unveils his plan: a personal satellite that can keep the different families united. However, the meeting is destroyed by the intervention of the Punisher, Shotgun and Sal (now going by the name Thorn). Thorn kills Julius by tossing him in a blood filled pool of sharks.
Rosalie is the daughter of notorious criminal Julius Carbone and was engaged to be married to the son of one of Julius' partners. However, after meeting Johnny Tower, who was actually the Punisher, she fell for him instead and even slept with him. She eventually met the man she was supposed to marry, but he is killed by the arrival of her uncle Sal as the newly christened Thorn. The Punisher rescues Rosalie, but kills Sal, who had also killed Julius, leaving Rosalie broken and angry at the Punisher. Rosalie forcibly took over her family's business and set a hit out on the Punisher. Despite her best efforts, she fails and the Punisher once again spares her.
Rosalie also briefly goes up against Lynn Michaels who was calling herself Lady Punisher. Another Punisher, Carlos Cruz, was sent by Microchip to kill her. With the help of Bullseye, she manages to escape and does some damage herself. She once again made an attempt on the Punisher's life, but was confounded by S.H.I.E.L.D.. She attended the meeting of crime families and was outraged that the Geracis were partnering with her sworn enemy. An intense fight broke out ending with Rosalie getting killed by her former high school friend, Leslie Geraci.
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The Caregiver (Rubanna Lagenris Quormo) is one of the Elders of the Universe in the Marvel Comics universe. The character, created by Mark Gruenwald, first appeared in Quasar #37 in 1992. She is often depicted as having three breasts.
Within the context of the stories, Caregiver provided aid to the cosmic entity known as Origin. Origin was gestating a new physical incarnation within an enormous embryo sac floating in deep space. The sac had been ruptured and Caregiver was summoned by the Contemplator to use her power primordial to heal the damage. She remained with Origin, determined to attend to its safety until its birth. Eventually other Elders arrived to examine the cosmic phenomenon. Quasar was investigating the sac for reasons of his own and, after a skirmish with the Possessor and the Obliterator, subsequently lost his protection from the rigors of space. The Caregiver saved Quasar's life by passing him through the sac's membrane, wherein he was able to breathe and recover.
Carla Unger is an employee at Morse Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her main job involved studying the Carnage symbiote with her developing a sympathetic attachment to it, even going so far as to think that Spider-Man acts unfairly towards it. While her co-workers insisted that she hang out with them for happy hour, she preferred to stay and work some more. Her abusive husband, Will, had called her angrily demanding that she come home and make dinner for him instead of "making excuses". While distracted, the symbiote escapes and enters her eye causing her to incinerate the rest.
Carla returned home to her ever angry husband who took no notice of her worsening condition. Going into the bathroom, the symbiote took over and Carla attacked her husband stating, "I've been married to you a long time. It's about time you started bringing me some joy!" The next day, her husband's death and her face are all over the news as she takes refuge at a gas station. Upon seeing her throw up, the clerk attempts to call 911, but is taken over by the symbiote. When Carla asks if it is done with her and that she is free, the symbiote confirms by killing her.
Miles Warren clone
Guido Carboni is a fictional gangster in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Bill Mantlo and Steve Ditko, made his sole appearance in Marvel Spotlight Vol. 2 #11 (March 1981). Within the context of the issue, Guido Carboni was a big time crime boss who held operations all across New York. One night, a cat burglar named Monty Walsh attempted to rob him, but Guido and his men shot and killed him as he was trying to escape. Unbeknownst to Guido and his men, Monty was saved by the Uni-Power and became Captain Universe. Guido found his operations falling apart due to Monty's use of the power. Guido was finally confronted by Monty who planned to kill him and then use the power for his own selfish needs, unfortunately for Monty the Uni-Power left him because of this and Guido was arrested by the police raving about how a dead body had superpowers.
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Harrison is the brother of Peggy Carter. Not much is known about his personal life other than that he retired, possibly from service. His wife is Amanda Carter and together they have a daughter named Sharon. Harrison seemed really fond of Steve Rogers whom he was unaware was the WWII hero Captain America. He allowed Rogers to stay at his home to work on a "Big Project" which ended up being the Nomad identity. Harrison and his wife passed away some time afterward.
Harrison Carter in other media
Harrison and Amanda Carter appear on Agent Carter with the latter played by Carole Ruggier (Harrison's actor is unidentified). Both are the parents of Peggy in this version with her brother being named Michael Carter played by Max Brown as an adult and Webb Baker Hayes as a boy. Michael and Peggy were extremely close and while Amanda insisted that Peggy act less like a tomboy and more like a lady, Michael insisted that Peggy keep her adventurous spirit. When WWII broke out Michael joined the British Armed Forces and wanted Peggy to join the SOE. However, Peggy chose to marry Fred Wells, a privileged man who was against action. On Peggy's wedding day, she learned that Michael died in combat, inspiring her to call off the wedding and join the SOE.
Cassie and her father Perseus were members of the super hero family the Pantheon. They are led by the ancient Agamemnon. Cassie has the ability to absorb and re-channel most forms of energy, sometimes referred to as 'starbolts'. Cassie leaves the Pantheon for some time, to indulge her 'free spirit'. After the death of her father, the Hulk, who was in temporary command of the Pantheon, orders her return. Ulysses tracks down Cassie and persuades her to come home.
Cassie has a deep attraction to her teammate (and relative) Hector. Cassie refuses to accept that he is gay and often hits on him, despite his oft-repeated protestations that he does not enjoy this attention.
Cassie has participated in some Pantheon missions. She partners with Hector in Boston during the hunt for a youthified Agamemnon and the renegade Pantheon member Jason. She also travels to space with a Pantheon squad to bring back the kidnapped Atalanta. It is learned that Atalanta had been kidnapped by the lovestruck alien Trauma, the son of the ancient being who had given Agamemnon his immortality and other resources in the first place. This, in return for the taking of any of Pantheon descendants. Despite this, Atalanta is rescued.
The full depth of Agamemnon's insanity finally revealed, he is put on trial in his true form, that of a male teenager. During the trial, Agamemnon summons the 'Endless Knights. Cassie discovers this army consists of cyborgs created from the bodies of Agamemnon's dead children. This includes Perseus. The Pantheon survives this battle, though Agamemnon seemingly does not. Cassie stays with the Pantheon as it reforms and regroups.
Mario Lorenzo Castiglione is the father of Frank Castle in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Mike Baron and Mark Texeira, made his sole appearance in The Punisher War Journal #25 (December 1990). Mario Castiglione was a hard working Italian immigrant who fought in World War II, specifically Iwo Jima. His main income was from working in construction so as to support his son and wife Louisa. In the Punisher Max series, he was said to have passed away when Frank considered joining the Marines.
In the 2004 film The Punisher, Frank's dad is renamed Frank Castle Sr. played by veteran actor Roy Scheider. His wife is also renamed Betty played by Bonnie Johnson. Frank Sr. attends his son's retirement in Puerto Rico, congratulating him along with their entire extended family. When Howard Saint's men are sent to massacre the entire Castle Clan, Frank Sr. takes up arms alongside his son. He is killed during the scuffle.
Frank Castle Jr.
Frank Castle Jr. was Frank Castle's son and youngest child. Frank Jr. took after his dad, Frank Sr., and was one of the main reasons from retiring from the Marines. One day, the Castles decided to have a picnic in Central Park. They accidentally witness a mob execution and are gunned down. Frank Sr. is the only survivor and his family's death sends him over the edge into becoming the Punisher. Since then, Frank Sr. continues to see Frank Jr. in his dreams and visions as a driving force to continue his vigilante crusade and to remind him that his work is never done.
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- Frank's son, renamed Will Castle, appears in The Punisher played by Marcus Johns. In this version, the Castles travel to Puerto Rico to celebrate Frank's retirement. Howard Saint, who is distraught over the death of his son Bobby, sends his men to kill the entire Castle clan. Maria and Will are run over by John Saint's truck.
- In season 2 of Daredevil, Frank Jr. appears in several of the photographs that Karen Page finds in Frank's house.
- Frank Jr. makes appearances in flashbacks during The Punisher, where he is played by Aidan Pierce Brennan. It is revealed that Frank Jr. idolized his dad, painting a mural of a Marine in their house, and bragged that his dad was "killing Hajjis." Frank was deeply disturbed by this and became convinced that he was a bad influence on his son, especially since Frank himself suspected he participated in war crimes.
Lisa Castle was Frank Castle's daughter and oldest child. Lisa was the light in Frank's life and one of the main reasons from retiring from the marines. One day, the Castles decided to have a picnic in Central Park. They accidentally witness a mob execution and are gunned down. Frank is the only survivor and his family's death sends him over the edge into becoming the Punisher. Since then, Frank continues to see Lisa in his dreams and visions as a driving force to continue his vigilante crusade and to remind him that his work is never done.
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- Frank Castle has two daughters named Annie and Felice in The Punisher (1989) played by Brooke Anderson and Holly Rogers, respectively. The two of them, as well as their mother, are killed in a car bomb.
- Lisa appears in the second season of Daredevil in the photographs that Karen Page finds when searching Frank's house.
- Lisa appears in The Punisher in flashbacks, where she is portrayed by Nicolette Pierini.
Maria Castle was the loving wife of Frank Castle. Together they had two children, Lisa and Frank Jr., and maintained a very tranquil family life. After coming home from the war, Maria made sure that Frank's life was held together. One day, the Castles decided to have a picnic in Central Park. They accidentally witness a mob execution and are gunned down. Frank survives, but Maria and her children were killed. Since then, Frank continues to see Maria and their children in his dreams and visions as a driving force to continue his vigilante crusade and to remind him that his work is never done.
Years later, Maria and her children's bodies were resurrected along with Microchip's son by The Hood using the body of G. W. Bridge. Upon seeing his family revived, Frank took a flamethrower and burned them to death.
Maria Castle in other media
- Frank Castle's wife is renamed Julie Castle in The Punisher (1989) played by May Lloyd. This version has two daughters with Frank and are killed in a car bomb.
- Maria Castle appears in The Punisher played by Samantha Mathis. In this version, the Castles travel to Puerto Rico to celebrate Frank's retirement. Howard Saint, who is distraught over the death of his son Bobby, sends his men to kill the entire Castle clan. Maria and Will, Frank and Maria's son, are run over by John Saint's truck.
- In the second season of Daredevil, Maria Castle appears in photographs that Karen Page finds in Frank's house, where she is portrayed by Lauren Gray Weinerth.
The character subsequently appears in Team America #3-12 (August 1982-May 1983), The New Mutants #5-6 (July–August 1983), #8 (October 1983), and The Thing #27 (September 1985).
Georgianna Castleberry was born in Willow Grove, Florida. She works as a manager, publicist, and occasional motorcyclist. She became an associate of the professional motorcyclist team called Team America, and joined the team when it eventually became known as the Thunderiders. She later married Thunderider member Leonard Hebb.
Georgianna has no superhuman powers of her own, but frequently serves as the receptacle of the combined abilities of the five Thunderiders, and assumed their collective guise of the Marauder.
Georgianna appeared as part of the "Thunderiders" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #13.
Safron Caulder (sometimes Safron DeVille) is a fictional supporting character of Blade in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan, first appeared in The Tomb of Dracula #12 (September 1973).
The woman known as Safron Caulder is a showgirl working in London. She initially worked for a man named Ponce who was implied to be her pimp. While at a club, she witnessed Blade there performing jazz and became entranced. When Ponce began to hassle her, Blade knocked him down and began to romance Safron from then on. In her first actual appearance, Safron was frustrated by Blade's duties of hunting vampires to the point that she threw a dagger at him as he was leaving the apartment they were in. In her next appearance, Blade came to her rescue when a vampire attacked her to draw Blade out. Blade quickly killed him and he and Saffron slept together. They were visited by Trudy, another showgirl and Safron's friend, who tells them of Dracula's visit. At one point, the Legion of the Damned kidnapped her and tried to trick Blade into staking her, but Blade's ally Jalya deduced that Safron was only slightly infected and that with transfusions she could recover. She is kidnapped soon afterwards, but is rescued and unharmed.
When Blade traveled to Boston and met Hannibal King, Safron came along afterwards much to his delight. She attended Blade's funeral after his supposed "death" and admitted that she had made peace with the potential outcome. When he turns up alive, she happily embraces him and allows him to continue his mission, knowing that he would come back this time. After Blade successfully kills Deacon Frost, Safron reassures him that the he can find something to do in the world since he had fulfilled his mission. Safron slightly helps him take on a nameless symbiotic vampire who had infected the wife of one of Blade's old friends. Safron joins Blade when he is invited to speak about vampires on the Tony Hubris Show. She is once again annoyed at Blade's inability to remember there dating anniversary and is later captured by the Darkholders lead by Reaver. She is once again successfully rescued. Sometime later, it is revealed that Safron and Blade broke up due to the latter's dangerous life. Safron moves to New Orleans and begins working for Garwood Industries as the assistant to the CEO Donna Garth. She recognizes Frost and contacts King who gets Blade. The two have a bittersweet reunion and by the end of their adventure, the two promise to make their relationship work somehow. Despite this, she hasn't been seen since.
The Celestial Gardener is a Celestial tasked with the maintenance of the Apocalypse entity (the Celestials' evolutionary "caretaker" on Earth). The Gardener was summoned by Genocide—the 15-year-old son of Apocalypse (once known as En Sabah Nur)—who sought to "ascend" in his father's place. Before it could act, the Celestial Gardener was assassinated by the Apocalypse Twins, who used the stolen axe "Jarnbjorn", a divine weapon that had been enchanted in the 11th century by Thor to pierce Celestial armor. The assassination of a Celestial had never occurred before the Celestial Gardener's death.
Rutherford spent some time as a police officer in Canada. During the Prohibition, he was sent to assist law enforcement officers in America. At one point, his girlfriend Amelia Weatherly goes missing and is later assumed dead. Rutherform 'buries' her and moves on with his life.
He later slips into a coma lasting nearly two decades. The Alpha Flight member named Sasquatch recruits a new team of heroes, including Rutherford, who is roused from his coma. Rutherford helps rescue the original Alpha Flight and fight the Japanese team Big Hero Six. Later, they fight the criminal 'Manimator'.
During his last known adventure, he travels back in time. His teammate Nemesis reveals that she is Amelia. Their post-Alpha Flight adventures have not been shown. A vision indicates the two were buried side by side, per the epilogue of Alpha Flight vol. 3 #12.
Geoffrey Ballard was a government official who was sent to Stark International to overlook the current project that Tony Stark was working on. Stark had given an important box to Bill Foster for safekeeping, but it was stolen. When Stark attempted to tell Bill about the contents, Geoffrey cut him off saying he couldn't be trusted. Sometime afterward, Geoffrey began stalking Carol Danvers and placed a bomb in her building to destroy some documents. Afterwards, he burgled her office at Woman Magazine, but was spotted and fled. It is soon revealed that he has been working with Mystique in an effort to take down Ms. Marvel. He adopts an armored suit and starts calling himself Centurion. Ms. Marvel called upon the aid of the Avengers and together defeated him, ending his career as a supervillain.
Art by Tom Tenney.
|First appearance||Force Works #1 (July 1994)|
|Created by||Dan Abnett
|Team affiliations||Force Works
|Notable aliases||Deliverer, Big Blue|
|Abilities||Expert hand to hand combatant
Greatly enhanced strength, agility and endurance
Interdimensional space teleportation via staff
Century is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was depicted as a member of the Force Works team in the series of the same name from 1994–1996.
Century was a genetic creation consisting of the minds of the hundred strongest and most able of the surviving alien Hodomurians. He possessed all their memories and instinctively used the knowledge he needed. Therefore, he was an expert on many topics and a very skilled fighter especially with his battle-staff, Parallax. His lifespan was apparently fixed at 100 years. He was sometimes seen levitating while in a deep meditative trance. He had a symbiotic rapport with Parallax, an entity which bound the multiple personalities of Century into a unified self.
Since becoming amnesic from Broker's mind-wipe and interdimensional traveling, Century couldn't remember much about his past and often had to search for the right words which led to Century sounding like a thesaurus when he often used three similar words to express himself. Single memories returned when he was confronted with something from his past or he dreamt about it. After losing Parallax for a while, memories of his composite minds loosened and even after Parallax was returned to him he continued to remember bits from the lives of the Hodomur he was composed of.
To defeat the evil Nexus Being named Lore, responsible for the destruction of their world, the Hodomur race created Century, a being composed by the best 100 surviving Hodomur warriors. Possessing all of their memories, he was able to solve situations in many topics. He started a mission to track down Lore, but during interdimensional travel he was enslaved by Broker and brainwashed. Only the urge to find Lore was maintained on his mind. He soon became a "scout" for the evil alien race of the Scatter, that bought him from Broket. Following constantly Century, the Scatter could feast on the leftovers of the worlds destroyed by Lore. Century first encountered the superhero team Force Works when Scarlet Witch's magic brought the alien on Earth-616 following a battle against the Kree. Century knocked out Kalum Lo, then when questioned by Scarlet about his whereabouts, was able to say only his name. A few minutes later Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman and U.S.Agent were all captured by the Scatter, that arriving on Earth following Century, caused also Wonder Man's apparent death. Iron Man questioned Century about the Scatter's whereabouts but Century knew only the name of their race and their evil goals, causing Stark to leave him behind. He was next to be brought to the Vault but escaped and teleported to Iron Man. Using the teleportation powers of his staff Parallax, Century helped Iron Man to rescue the team from an unknown world ravaged by the Scatter. He helped Force Works defeat these aliens. Getting quarter to the Works, he soon joined the team on a full basis participating to missions to Slorenia, China, Australia, and defeating the menace of the Starstealth once and for at all. During a brief travel to space aboard the ship of Broker, he was captured by the foe and sold to the mysterious Imogen. He was then freed by Azimuth, that was next to reveal the truth on his origins and life, but she was stricken by an energy blast of Imogen and fell comatose. After killing Broker for good, he returned to Earth, rejoining Force Works in time to help them unravel the plot of Kang (Immortus in disguise) that had on his side a corrupted Iron Man and Cybermancer, alternate version of scientist Suzi Endo. After Stark sacrificed himself to prevent Kang's plans, Force Works had to endure a last fight against alternate universe versions of Wonder Man, and Ultron, belonging to Cybermancer's reality. Force Works managed to resolve this situation. Before the team was disbanded, Century expressed the desire to learn more about his new homeworld, Earth. Force Works then responded to an emergency call starting for a final mission whose result remained unknown.
Century is later recruited by Wonder Man (whose ionic energy leaking problem was affecting his judgement) to join his Revengers in a plot to defeat the Avengers. He was easily defeated by the New Avengers. While incarcerated at the Raft, Century and the rest of Wonder Man's followers were interrogated about their motivations for joining the Revengers. Century stated that he sided with Wonder Man out of sense of honor to him and recognition of the cycle of life.
As his name and some of his history indicated, Century was meant to be the best of the 100 beings that made him up.
He was shown to have greater than human strength, agility, and endurance. Additionally by using Parallax, he was able to teleport through interdimensional space. He's also an expert hand-to-hand combatant.
He was often drawn as being taller than Iron Man or Hawkeye with long white hair and red markings over various parts of his body.
Century in other media
- Century was part of the supporting cast in the 1994–1996 Iron Man animated series voiced by James Warwick in Season One, Jim Cummings in "The Beast Within," and by Tom Kane in the two-part series finale. A scene in the episode "Data In, Chaos Out" gives Century a civilian identity as a man named Woody where he sports shades and a broad-brimmed hat. In "The Beast Within," Century was the one who told Iron Man that the Force Works team is relocating from Stark Industries following Iron Man's team-up with the Mandarin to stop Fin Fang Foom. In the two-part episode "Hands of the Mandarin," Century rejoins Force Works when Mandarin uses the Heart of Darkness crystal to disable all technology. He appeared to knock out Hypnotia when she was using her powers on Iron Man and War Machine.
The character subsequently appears in The Champions #1 (October 1975), The Avengers #282 (August 1987), Marvel Super-Heroes #1 (May 1990), Doctor Strange #35 (November 1991), Thor #462 (May 1993), Thor Annual #19 (1994), Fantastic Four #21 (September 1999), Hercules #5 (September 2005), and X-Factor (vol 3) #223-224 (August 2011).
Massimo Cesare was a major crime lord who had lived for years. However, his old age caught up with him and he was reduced to a vegetative state, or as the Punisher states he was a "Don in title only". His family threw a massive party for his one hundredth birthday inviting all his friends and family. The Punisher showed up and promptly shot the defenseless Cesare in the head. After walking out rather casually, Cesare's loyal men chased after him only to be killed in quick succession. Months later, the Punisher would meet Cesare's granddaughter, Jenny, who ironically did not hold a grudge against him.
Massimo Cesare in other media
A similar character named Gaitano Cesare appears in Punisher: War Zone played by John Dunn Hill. Much like his comic book counterpart, he is wheelchair bound and has a breathing apparatus, but he can still speak and has power over all the crime families minus the Bulats. His nephew is Billy Russoti who despite having full trust in, considers him a nuisance and insults his vanity. During a party, the Punisher beheads him with a hunting knife and soon after his wife, Stella, has her neck snapped.
Hesperus Chadwick formed the Secret Empire alongside his friend William Taurey. Together, they hoped to bring the Elite back to the forefront and put they in control of everyone. Their efforts were thwarted by Captain America and the Falcon. Hesperus and his daughter Cheer Chadwick helped reform the Secret Empire, this time brainwashing under privileged to work for them. They were once again defeated by the Thunderbolts.
Hesperus Chadwick in other media
Chadwick is the owner of Isodyne Energy and is the husband of Whitney Frost. He first appears in "The Lady in the Lake" where it is revealed that he was having an affair with a recently deceased lab assistant. However, Frost was the one in control of their marriage, using her acting abilities to get what she wanted. In "A View in the Dark", Chadwick is overturned by the Council of Nine to move away from the Zero Matter incident which angers Frost.
Frost reveals to Chadwick her Zero Matter powers which frightens him. After helping his wife with her "experiments", Chadwick finally calls the Council of Nine to inform them of Frost's abilities. In "Life of the Party", Frost discovers Chadwick's betrayal and kills him by absorbing him. When Frost's powers are removed from her body by the SSR, she continues to have visions of her husband telling her how beautiful she is.
Within the context of the stories, Chaka (Robert Hao) learns martial arts from his older brother William. He eventually moves to New York and becomes the crime lord of the Chinatown-based criminal gang 'The Golden Tigers' while his brother William became a lawyer. In his battles, he uses electrified nunchakus. He also has the power to control others' minds, which is amplified by a mystic crystal.
Champion of the Universe
Lisa Chang is a NASA scientist who was friends with Meredith Quill. When Meredith unexpectedly had Peter, Lisa helped Meredith raise him acting as a second mother to him and increasing his interest in wanting to be an astronaut. She ended up becoming his adoptive mother after Meredith was killed by the Badoon. When Peter got older, Lisa got him into the Asterion One project, which was meant to train astronauts so that they can colonize other planets. By that point Lisa had earned a high rank and tried her best to discipline Peter, but due to his recklessness, she was forced to ground him. Peter later stole a Kree war ship and fled; Lisa tried to warn him however as it was protocol to shoot down any stolen space vehicle. Peter managed to escape using the warp drive, relieving Lisa. Due to Peter's success, Lisa was able to finally lead her crew in the Asterion One into space. Much later, the Asterion One is invaded by the Ravagers who hold the crew hostage. Peter, who had joined them by then, accidentally reveals himself and tries to rescue Lisa, but she refuses and tells Peter to leave while she stayed with her crew. Peter eventually comes back to save the Asterion One crew and Lisa herself rescues Peter. The crew successfully make it to Planet Xerxes, the location of the new colony, and Lisa and Peter forgive each other.
Lourdes Chantel is a mutant teleporter and the lover of supervillain Sebastian Shaw, before he became the Black King of the Hellfire Club New York Branch. The two meet when Lourdes' company hires Shaw to oversee one of its projects. She tries to sway Sebastian away from the Hellfire Club and its leader Ned Buckman, fearing the Club might corrupt her lover. Lourdes' death at the hands of Sentinels financed by Buckman leads Shaw to take over the Hellfire Club.
Lourdes Chantel was based on Lourdes Ortiz, Claremont's translator at the 1985 Barcelona Comics Convention.
Robin Chapel graduated from Barnard College. Despite having little to no experience, Anne-Marie Hoag hired Robin into Damage Control where she quickly rose in the ranks possibly due to Hoag's influence. She wanted to be an account executive, but the position was taken by John Porter whom she initially disliked. However, by the end of the day the two became friendly with each other. At one point, Hoag stepped down from leading Damage Control and handed control to Robin, unfortunately she had trouble maintaining the company and through a series of events, gladly gave the company back to her employer. At some point, Robin and Porter entered a serious relationship.
Esteban Carracus was born in Mexico City. Sentry 459 was discovered near Mexico City, and went on a rampage. It sent out an energy beam that somehow endowed the notorious petty thief Carracus with superhuman abilities. He decided to use this newfound power to strike out against United States capitalists, who he believed exploited and oppressed the Mexican people.
Along with the Sentry, the Cheetah attacked a number of factories in Texas, but were defeated by Captain Mar-Vell. Ronan the Accuser had been using both the Cheetah and the Sentry robot as a distraction, but Mar-Vell defeated him as well.
The Cheetah was later among the seventeen criminals, all murdered by the Scourge, to be resurrected by Hood using the power of Dormammu as part of a squad assembled to eliminate the Punisher. He will be the team's "feral animal" and wildcard. Alongside the other revived villains, he posed as Beast when attacking the Punisher. He was apparently killed by the Punisher.
Cheetah possessed superhuman strength, allowing him to lift somewhere around 8 tons. In addition, he could run at speeds of up to 75 miles per hour (121 km/h) and possessed razor sharp claws and fangs. If Cheetah never regained his powers after they were lost, then the claws and fangs he wore at the end of his life were presumably part of his costume.
Cheetah received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #16.
Randolph Cherryh is a corrupt politician who has aided the Kingpin in many illegal endeavors. He put a bounty on Batwing simply because he stole some apples. Batwing was saved by Spider-Man angering Randolph.
Later, Daredevil discovers his connection to Kingpin and tries to out him. Jeryn Hogarth defended him in court when he was accused of attempting to murder Sheldon, a man who had information about Randolph and the Kingpin. He later won the Mayoral election, but the Kingpin forced him to concede in exchange for the return of his wife.
Randolph Cherryh in other media
Randolph Cherryh appears in season 1 of Daredevil, played by Jonathan Walker, where he is one of Wilson Fisk's many cronies. He appears in "Nelson v. Murdock" at a charity gala that Fisk is hosting. Though he claims to have won his seat through advice from Cornelius Van Lunt, Leland Owlsley implies that he had connections. Cherryh is among the many conspirators arrested by the FBI after Hoffman snitches on Fisk, and as he is being perp-walked on television is heard claiming that the "truth" will have him exonerated.
Philip and Helen Cho
Philip Cho and Helen Cho are the parents to Amadeus Cho in Marvel Comics. The characters, created by Fred Van Lente, Greg Pak and Ryan Stegman, first appeared in The Incredible Hercules #133 (November 2009). Born in South Korea, Philip and Helen moved to Tucson, Arizona where they had a son (Amadeus) and a daughter (Maddie). Amadeus began to show signs of increased intelligence at a young age and the Chos were happy. After Amadeus won a quiz show the owner Pythagoras Dupree felt threatened by their son and sent men to the Cho house to kill. Philip and Helen were killed, while Maddie disappeared.
The Chos in other media
Helen Cho appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron played by Claudia Kim. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Helen is a physicist who works for the Avengers. She is taken over by Ultron, using Loki's Staff, and forced to create the perfect body, which would eventually become Vision. After discovering Ultron's true motives, Scarlet Witch's powers free Helen from Ultron's mind control. She is later seen working in the new Avengers facility.
Chondu the Mystic
Chrome is a mutant in the Marvel Comics universe. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee, first appeared in X-Men vol. 2 #1 in 1991. Within the context of the stories, Chrome is a member of the Acolytes who can transmute elements. He died aboard Asteroid M.
John Watkins Jr.
John Watkins III
Roberto da Costa
Claw is a supporting character in the Daredevil comics. He has appeared in numerous issues as a member of the good ninja cell The Chaste. He is a highly trained ninja and has devoted his life to the teachings of his mentor Stick. This has brought him into conflict with the ninja cell known as The Hand. He has assisted his master in various battles with the Hand and continues to be an active member of the Chaste.
Albert Cleary graduated from Morehouse College and worked several jobs before being hired as Damage Control's comptroller. As head of finances, it is his job to make sure that Damage Control make their profit margins rise. Albert always seems to wear nice suits that hardly, if ever, seem to wrinkle. His most famous exploit was when he had to confront Doctor Doom about paying his taxes, an event he will never admit frightened him. Albert is also a fan of Spider-Man and showed concern for him when he was trapped in a giant robot. When Damage Control's C.E.O., Ann-Marie Hoag, was removed by a larger company, Albert worked hard to get Hoag back in charge, showing devotion not just toward the company, but to his employer as well.
Det. Oscar "Ozzy" Clemons is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. He first appeared in The Punisher Vol. 8 #1 (October 2011) and was created by Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto in the likeness of actor Morgan Freeman.
Oscar Clemons had a personal grudge against the Punisher due to a botched case. Clemons has since held on to a knife that he obtained from that case. He was paired up with a younger detective named Walter Bolt to investigate the recent massacre of a wedding with the sole survivor being the bride, Rachel Cole. Clemons and Bolt meet with Rachel to get information, but cause her to become manic after learning her husband died. Soon after, they witness the Punisher battling and killing the fourth Vulture and investigate the crime scene with Carlie Cooper afterwards. Clemons and Bolt soon begin investigating the possibility that the Punisher has a partner whom they believe to be Rachel. They hold a stakeout outside her apartment and are later approached by Norah Winters who lies to them about having seen Rachel. Clemons realizes that the Punisher and Rachel are after a man named Christian Poulsen and his suspicions are proven true when two cops are killed (the Punisher doesn't kill cops). However, during a police raid, Bolt is accidentally killed by Rachel. Despite this, Clemons tries to convince the police captain that Poulsen's actions are what caused Rachel to act irrationally. After a lengthy chase, Clemons captures Rachel after she attempts to die by police fire. This is thwarted by the Punisher who removed her gun pins.
Oscar Clemons in other media
Oscar Clemons appears in Jessica Jones, where he is played by Clarke Peters. He is a veteran detective, and is two years away from mandatory retirement with a full pension. He is the detective assigned to the murders of Bob and Barbara Schlottman, shot to death in an elevator by their daughter Hope on Kilgrave's orders. After Kilgrave kills Jessica Jones's neighbor Ruben, Jessica approaches Clemons with Ruben's severed head, begging to be locked up. This backfires, as Kilgrave arrives and orders Clemons and the other cops present at the time to all point guns at each other, then makes them dismiss the incident as a hilarious prank. Later, Jessica brings Clemons to a decommissioned CDC facility where Kilgrave is being contained in a sealed room, but Trish Walker is forced to handcuff him. When Kilgrave escapes, he tells Clemons to remove himself from the cuffs, breaking his hand in the process. While securing the scene, Clemons is confronted by Will Simpson, who is looking for Trish and Kilgrave. After getting Clemons to reveal Trish's location, Simpson shoots Clemons in the head, killing him instantly. Simpson then douses the floor in gasoline and torches the building. Jessica later learns about Clemons' murder when his body turns up at the morgue. She initially suspects that Kilgrave killed Clemons, but quickly figures out Simpson was responsible.
Clone of Frankenstein
She appeared as a regular member of the Defenders from that point on, in issues #127-152 (January 1984-February 1986) of the title. The character subsequently appeared in Solo Avengers #20 (July 1989), and Star Masters #1 (December 1995).
Cloud is a sentient nebula, an immense cloud of gas, with the ability to assume human form. Cloud's initial human form was at first modeled after human female Carol Faber. After falling in love with Moondragon, Cloud also developed a male form modeled after Danny Milligan.
Cloud received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #3.
Coat of Arms
Ray Coffin is a former astronaut who after the death of his wife Elaine, became emotionally distant from his son Steve. One day, Ray walked into his backyard one morning to find craters that he believes were dug up by his dog Muffin. Steve informs him of the Micronauts' battle. At first he doesn't believe him until he picks up a "toy" spaceship and realizes that it is real. He informs his friend, Phillip Prometheus, at Human Engineering Life Laboratories (HELL) that his son has encountered extraterrestrial life and both go to visit the labs. However, Prometheus turns out to be a cyborg with dubious intentions and captures Ray and Steve. During the scuffle, Ray and Phillip are transported to the Microverse and Ray is called away by a Time Traveler who offers Ray to become the "Champion of the Earth." Ray is suddenly imbued with the Uni-Power and transformed into Captain Universe. In his new form he aids the Micronauts in battling Baron Karza and Prometheus. Afterwards, Ray gives up the power to spend time with his son. The Uni-Power attempted to possess Ray again, but due to his age, he suffers a heart attack. His son Steve then takes over. Afterwards, the Uni-Power heals Ray.
Steve Coffin is the son of Ray Coffin who since the death of his mother Elaine, has caused his father to act distant from him. Steve was mowing the lawn when he encountered the Micronauts. He helped them battle the Acroyear Warriors and took down some ships. However, the rest escaped leaving the yard in worse shape. Ray came home and while at first disbelieving his son, eventually came around upon discovering the ships. Steve, Ray and Muffin (the family dog) all traveled to Human Engineering Life Laboratories (HELL) to meet with Ray's friend, Phillip Prometheus. However, Prometheus had sinister motives and during a major scuffle, caused himself and Ray to fall into the Microverse. Steve and the Micronauts escaped and fearing the worst of his father's fate, ran right into Man-Thing. Luckily for him, the Micronauts saved him. Steve and the Micronauts attempted to get help, but were attacked by Prometheus and Baron Karza. Suddenly, Ray returned as Captain Universe and father and son were reunited. Afterwards, Steve, Ray and Muffin enjoyed their time together.
When a shadowy villain named Mister E threatened to turn the sun into a dark star, the Uni-Power returned to Ray. However he suffered a heart attack and the power instead took Steve. Steve fought off shadow soldiers from Mister E before destroying him and the weapon that he devised to transform the sun. As the Uni-Power left Steve, it healed Ray into a full recovery. However, Steve would soon come to regret losing the Uni-Power. Suddenly craving it's energy, he joined up with Division U, a government faction whose main goal was to capture and harness the Uni-Power. Steve was considered a loose cannon, but was an asset due to having possessed the power. He and his team, the Wraith Squad, found Roland Taylor, the new Captain Universe, and Steve managed to take him down with an energy gun demanding that the power be turned over to him. When his partner, Alyssa, told him he was out of line, he yells at her giving Roland enough time to recover, blast the entire squad, and escape. What happened to him afterwards is unknown.
Coldfire (James Lucas Jr.) is a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. The character, created by Marcus McLaurin, Dwayne Turner and Scott Benefiel, first appeared in Cage #3 as James Lucas Jr. and in Cage #13 as Coldfire.
James Lucas Jr. was born and raised in Harlem, New York and lived in an apartment block with mother, father, and younger brother. As he grew up he started to hate his criminal brother and believed that he brought shame upon the family. His father James had to keep bailing Carl out of prison. He even blamed his brother Carl Lucas, who would later become the superhero known as Luke Cage for the death of their mother. The brothers fought constantly and over time James hatred for his brother grew and grew. When Carl went to prison James and his father moved around the country trying to keep him away from Carl. The pair did not even know each other was still alive. James Jr. was unable to fight his super powered brother so decided to gain abilities of his own he went through a mutagenic process devised by the scientist Dr. Karl Malus stolen from technology used by the Soviets. His body was altered so he was engulfed in a white-hot flame which did not burn him. With this new power he took on the name of "Coldfire" and began his revenge against his brother.
Powers and abilities
James Lucas Jr.'s body was mutagenically altered to provide his body with an advanced physiology allowing him to do battle with his brother Luke Cage. He is able to leave his human body and inhabit the white-hot plasma and control it as if it was his own body.
Coldfire in other media
Coldheart is a fictional supervillainess in the Marvel Comics universe. She was created by Howard Mackie and Tom Lyle, and first appeared in Spider-Man #49 (August 1994). Unseen for years, she presumably died during the start of Civil War.
Kateri Deseronto was once a government agent with the codename Coldheart. After her son's death during a battle between the Hobgoblin and Spider-Man, she was deemed mentally unfit for field duty. Her clearance was revoked and she was forcibly retired. Breaking into the government agency she worked for, Coldheart steals her costume, then fights her way out. Later, she waits in the shadows, listening to a police radio that says Spider-Man is confronting the Hobgoblin, who is attempting to kidnap his own son. As Spider-Man swings into action, Coldheart freezes his webline, sending him crashing through a table. This gives Hobgoblin enough time to escape with his son, Jay. Coldheart rushes at Spider-Man, but Spidey easily evades her swords, and kicks her in the face, letting him catch up with the Hobgoblin. She fights Hobgoblin on the roof of the building, but the Hobgoblin, realizing he's losing, throws a pumpkin bomb on the roof, sending his son flying. Spider-Man jumps after Jay, saving him, but when he looks up, Coldheart has a blade under his chin, freezing him. Jay begs her to leave Spider-Man alone, and Coldheart decides to pursue the Hobgoblin instead of killing Spider-Man.
Sometime later, Coldheart was arrested and imprisoned in the Raft. Coldheart was apparently one of the many villains that escaped from the Raft prison during New Avengers #1-3. Hiding in Stamford with some other escaped convicts, she was eventually tracked down by the New Warriors. Seeing the need to neutralize the villains (and gain good footage for their reality show) the Warriors attacked. During the battle, Nitro used his powers to explode the entire neighborhood, causing over six hundred deaths. Of the villains, only Nitro survived.
Coldheart has a bullet-proof costume with two swords; one to paralyze and one that could freeze objects at melee and long-range. She is also proficient with swords and martial arts.
Walter Collins purchased the Baxter Building when the Fantastic Four were facing financial difficulties. Walter was initially happy with the decision, but came to regret it after many of the Four's adventures affected the building drastically. Collins constantly found himself trying to evict the Four through various means, however he is usually shooed out by Mister Fantastic, hung up by the Thing and at one point had an eviction letter burned up by the Human Torch in front of him. He seemed to finally succeed in having them evicted when they broke up, but was disappointed when nobody wanted to rent the former headquarters. The Four eventually reunited and he was forced to accept his rowdy tenants. After returning from vacation, Walter was horrified by the damage done to the building. He once again threatened to evict the Four, only to be presented a check causing Walter to walk away grinning never to be seen again.
The first Colonel, created by Christopher Priest and Trent Kaniuga, made his sole appearance in Thor Vol 2 #59 (April 2003). This man was a hospital administrator who watched over patient Harry Wilson, who believed he was Thor. Harry, in turn, thought that the Colonel was Loki. When a young man came in claiming he had found Mjolnir, the Colonel demanded where it was, but composed himself.
Comet is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He first appeared in Nova #21 (September 1978), and was created by Marv Wolfman and John Buscema. The character subsequently appears in Fantastic Four #206 (May 1979), #208-209 (July–August 1979), and ROM #24 (November 1981).
Harris Moore was born in New York. In the late 1950s, radiation from a gaseous entity resembling a tiny comet mutagenically altered him, giving him superhuman flying and electrical powers, which he used as a costumed crimefighter. Decades later, he went to Xandar to aid its people in their war against the Skrulls as one of the Champions of Xandar. After his son Crimebuster died, the Comet chose to remain on Xandar.
Comet appeared as part of the "Champions of Xandar" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #16.
Reva Connors was friends with, and eventually started dating, Carl Lucas the man who would eventually become Luke Cage. Cage's former friend, Willis Stryker, was jealous of their romance and framed Cage with stolen drugs. When the Maggia came after Stryker, they inadvertently killed Connors.
Reva Connors in other media
Reva Connors is portrayed by Parisa Fitz-Henley in Jessica Jones and Luke Cage in flashbacks, presented as Luke Cage's wife. Reva is a psychologist and counselor at Seagate Penitentiary, who plays a role in Luke gaining his superhuman abilities and, having grown to love him, takes him and the research data to her home in New York after Luke escapes from prison. Reva later falls under the powers of Kilgrave and retrieves an item for him. He then orders Jessica to "take care of her" which in her own disillusioned state, punches Reva so hard that the blunt force kills her. Luke is devastated by her death, and more so when he learns of her involvement in the Seagate experiments.
Quinn wanted the mayoral candidate Charles Thurston to win, so he sent seven corrupt cops to stage a break-in at the current mayor's residence. This attempt was stopped by Moon Knight. Review of the intelligence gained by the incident allowed him to figure out the hero's alternate identity. His assistant, 'Weasel', also learned this and was killed by Quinn in an alligator trap.[volume & issue needed]
Quinn soon decides just to outright kill the current mayor. His attempt fails, again due to Moon Knight, although he does wound his target.[volume & issue needed]
In "Hulk!" #13, the terrorist known as Lupinar obtains Quinn's intelligence and uses it in his own confrontations against Moon Knight.[volume & issue needed]
Conquer-Lord uses death-traps and life-sized chess board pieces. He also has pet rats.
Contact (Frida Rivera) is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. She was created by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, and her first appearance was in New X-Men #126 (July 2002).
Frida was one of the many students of the Xavier Institute that under the telepathic control of Cassandra Nova attacked Wolverine. However she was later knocked unconscious by Jean Grey. She is also identified by her glasses that she always wears. It is possible that Frida lost her mutant powers after M-Day. Her real name, codename and powers were revealed in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z vol. 13.
Corkscrew participates in a try-out held by X-Statix to find a replacement member for the recently deceased U-Go Girl. He is a promising candidate, 'a rising star in the feeder leagues', who has a rep for going in where it hurts. He is seen kicking a green-skinned man, but moments later kills his opponent. X-Statix owner Spike Freeman determines that Corkscrew has qualified for "Code X", meaning that his mutation had driven him insane. Deaths during training are not popular with the public, so it will be said the man died during a mission. Corkscrew is handed over to Doop, who jokes about the situation (in a language indecipherable to the reader).
Doop takes Corkscrew out into the woods for what Corkscrew thinks is an innocent reason. Doop films the man from cheery and upbeat, to a horse-butchering, sobbing breakdown. At which point, Doop ends the man's misery, killing him with an axe and a smile. Corkscrew is shown to have blue-tinted blood.
Corkscrew is a mutant who can turn his forearms (and possibly other sections of his body) into hard, sharp tendrils, which he tends to spin around in a 'corkscrew' motion to drill at his enemies. He has silver skin and wavy silver hair.
Coronary (James Sharp) is a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe He was created by Fabian Nicieza and Mark Bagley, and his first appearance was in New Warriors vol. 1 #4 (1990). He is a member of Psionex.
James Sharp was a medical student when he was experimented upon by Genetech while researching the creation of superhuman beings. Developing psionic abilities and taking on the codename of Coronary he became a member of Psionex. During Psionex's battle with the New Warriors, one of the Warriors, Namorita picked Coronary up. In defense Coronary inflicted stomach pains, causing Namorita to drop him, but his body shattered from the drop. Later, Coronary managed to reassemble himself and began to exhibit a noticeable increase in power when he focused his power inward, allowing himself to control his own bodily state, including making himself intangible and having a minor ability to shapeshift; he has recently appeared under his original humanoid form—his jagged-glass body is no longer permanent.
During the height of Civil War Coronary was forced to join the New Thunderbolts team with other supervillains.[volume & issue needed] Coronary and Psionex are later revealed as members of the Initiative's Maryland team.
Coronary has the ability to affect the body functions of others and to alter the composition of his own body. He can use biotelepathy to induce vomiting, unconsciousness, or, as his name suggests, heart attacks. His power is informed by his medical training. He can also change his body's molecular structure at will in order to phase through objects, grow, create jagged spikes, and shapeshift.
Anne-Marie Cortez is a mutant in the Marvel Comics universe. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee, first appeared in X-Men vol. 2 #1 in 1991. Within the context of the stories, Anne-Marie is Fabian Cortez's sister and a member of the Acolytes. She dies when Asteroid M crashes.
Cosmo the Spacedog
|First appearance||Alpha Flight #8 (March 1984)|
|Created by||John Byrne|
|Team affiliations||Omega Flight|
|Notable aliases||James MacDonald Hudson, Guardian|
Delphine Courtney first appeared in Alpha Flight #7 (February 1984), and was created by John Byrne.
The character subsequently appears in Alpha Flight Vol. 1 #11–13 (June–August 1984), #22 (May 1985), and #25–28 (August–November 1985).
Delphine Courtney appeared as part of the "Omega Flight" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #9.
Fictional character biography
Delphine Courtney was a servitor robot, built by the Roxxon Energy Corporation to serve Jerry Jaxon. The robot initially had a feminine shape and fully human appearance, and was referred to as "she" by its creators, to the point that Jaxon himself was unaware of "her" true nature. Courtney acted on Jaxon's behalf to recruit several superhumans that were former members of the Canadian government's training teams, Gamma Flight and Beta Flight, that were dismissed after the government shut down Department H, the division that oversaw Gamma, Beta, and the primary team, Alpha Flight. Jaxon intended to form his own super-team, Omega Flight, in order to revenge himself on James MacDonald Hudson, founder of Department H and leader of the still-active Alpha Flight as Guardian, and through an "influencer" device built into its systems, Courtney was able to manipulate the already-disenfranchised recruits into seeking their own revenge on Alpha. However, Courtney was unable to influence Roger Bochs, inventor of the Box robot, who was still loyal to Hudson and the Flight program, forcing Jaxon to directly involve himself by taking control of Box.
Luring James Hudson and his wife Heather to America with an offer of employment at Roxxon's New York City holdings, Jaxon and Omega Flight executed an ambush of Guardian while Heather was detained by Courtney. When Heather made an attempt to escape and scuffled with Courtney, the robot's fleshlike facial covering was damaged and its true nature revealed. While Omega Flight's goal of revenge was attained with Guardian's apparent death, Courtney was witness to Jaxon's own death due to feedback from Box's destruction, and the remaining members of Omega were turned over to the New York City authorities.
Escaping capture, Courtney freed Omega Flight from jail and employed them in a new plot against Alpha Flight. Having its appearance reconfigured and incorporating facsimiles of Guardian's battlesuit technology into its systems, Courtney infiltrated Alpha Flight posing as a returned Guardian (using a cover story that was later revealed to be the actual fate of the real James Hudson), and eventually lured them into a second encounter with Omega Flight, using Alpha's trust of "Guardian" to ambush them. However, Omega Flight's victory was foiled by the arrival of the Beyonder, and Courtney and its team were forced to flee.
Their escape was blocked by Madison Jeffries, a former Flight trainee whom Courtney had avoided recruiting, fearing his ability to control machines and his loyalty to James Hudson. When Jeffries attacked with a construct created from an automobile, Courtney used one of the future duplicates of Omega Flight member Flashback as a human shield, resulting in its death (and the mental breakdown of the original Flashback, now condemned to violent death in his future). This enraged Jeffries, who used his powers to destroy Courtney, forcing its internal circuitry out of its mouth.
Roger Bochs and Madison Jeffries later salvaged portions of Courtney's second incarnation to construct a new battlesuit functionally identical to James Hudson's original, which was used by Heather Hudson under her husband's former identity of Vindicator.
Powers and abilities
Delphine Courtney possessed superhuman strength, and had a high degree of resistance to physical damage. Its sight and hearing were sharper than a human being's. It also possessed a device called an "influencer" that could affect pre-existing psychological conditions in the human mind, allowing Courtney to manipulate individuals with judicious use of the influencer combined with verbal interaction; however, it could not absolutely control human beings, as Roger Bochs' loyalty to James Hudson allowed him to resist its manipulations.
Courtney was also able to disguise itself as a human being with a fleshlike outer covering. It could masquerade as either gender by altering its underlying structure, and could even impersonate specific individuals convincingly enough to fool those close to the person imitated. While impersonating James Hudson/Guardian, Courtney also contained technology that could replicate the properties of Guardian's original battlesuits, granting it all of Guardian's super-powers.
Cowboy (Luke Merriweather) is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He is a mutant and a member of Team America. Cowboy first appeared in Team America #2 (July 1982), and was created by Bill Mantlo and Mike Vosburg.
The character subsequently appears in Team America #3-12 (August 1982-May 1983), The New Mutants #5-6 (July–August 1983), #8 (October 1983), and The Thing #27 (September 1985).
Luke Merriweather was born in Austin, Texas. He once worked as a rodeo performer. With Wrench, he joined the professional motorcyclist team called Team America, which was eventually known as the Thunderiders.
Cowboy and Team America are performing at a carnival and bike show when they are attacked by gunmen under the command of Silver Samurai. The New Mutants happen to be in attendance, and spring into action, not knowing that Team America are themselves mutants. The Silver Samurai captures the Dark Rider, but instead it turns out the person he captured is Mirage. Viper uses her as a hostage to blackmail Team America into accepting a mission; Professor X finds them using Cerebro and proposes to help them accomplish the mission. Team America moves against an AIM base, retrieving a strange crystal from it. Elsewhere, Team America escapes pursuit by summoning the Black Rider into El Lobo.
Cowboy is a mutant who shares a mental link with the four other members of the Thunderiders. The five mutants can project their collective physical skills, strength, and knowledge into another person without diminishing their own abilities in any way.
Cowboy appeared as part of the "Thunderiders" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #13.
Neil Crawford is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe, whose first appearance was in Generation M #1. He is the editor of the fictitious newspaper, The Alternative and is the boss of Sally Floyd.
Crawley became a recurring character in that series as well as appearing along Moon Knight in other series such as Iron Man. Crawley was also a recurring character in the 1989 series Marc Spector: Moon Knight, and the 2006 series Moon Knight. He also appeared in Vengeance of the Moon Knight, written by Gregg Hurwitz.
Crawley often acts as a friend and mentor towards Moon Knight, as well as his informant. When Moon Knight first encounters Crawley he is living alone in the streets of New York City.
During one of his early appearances Crawley was given an authentic statue of Khonshu by Moon Knight's lover Marlene Alraune. He also helped Moon Knight uncover his enemy Bushman's whereabouts, and was depressed for a time over the death of his brother, Randall. He also asked Moon Knight to help assist him in the murder of his friend, Reno Eddie. Moon Knight succeeds, but the killer turns out to be Crawley’s son, Jimmy Crawley, who blames his father for his mother's death. Jimmy attacks Moon Knight, who engages in a fight with him, causing him to fall off a rooftop and die. This greatly upsets Bertrand Crawley, but he does not blame Moon Knight for his son’s death. Crawley would go on to assist Moon Knight in a variety of cases.
During the Moon Knight Volume 3, Crawley assisted Frenchie during an assault on the gang who attacked his partner, however, against Frenchie’s will, Crawley called Moon Knight to assist them. In Vengeance of the Moon Knight, Crawley is hit in the head by a mental patient. He survives, but no longer uses large words and speaks like a surfer. Moon Knight finds him later in a skate park, where he is struck in the head by a skate board and returns to his normal self.
Nicholas "Lucky" Lewis Sr.
Nicholas Lewis Jr.
Crimebuster first appeared in Nova #13 (September 1977), and was created by Marv Wolfman, Sal Buscema, and Joe Sinnott. The character subsequently appears in Fantastic Four #206 (May 1979), #208-209 (July–August 1979), and was killed in ROM #24 (November 1981).
Frank Moore was born in Brooklyn, New York. Believing his father, the Comet, was killed by an assassin, Frank decides to follow in his footsteps and gain vengeance on the criminal underworld, fighting crime as the costumed Crimebuster. Later reunited with his father, Crimebuster joins the Champions of Xandar and aids them in their war against the Skrulls. Crimebuster is killed by a Skrull.
Crimebuster had no superhuman powers, but was a gifted athlete and a master of various weaponry. Among his devices were a rope gun and a single-seated hover vehicle.
Crimebuster appeared as part of the "Champions of Xandar" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #16.
Mason was a criminal who encountered Power Man in Seagate Penitentiary. After escaping prison, Mason found Franke Moore's abandoned equipment and became the new Crime-Buster as a mercenary. He became a rival hero-for-hire to Power Man and Iron Fist for a short while. Mason was later seen among a group of superheroes battling the Lethal Legion as they attacked the offices of Marvel Comics.
Mason was reported dead in Power Man & Iron Fist volume 2 #1.[clarification needed]
In other media
A mannequin dressed in the Crimebuster suit appears in an episode of Big Hero 6: The Series.
Crimson is a fictional superhero and agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (SOAP) in the Marvel Comics universe. The character first appeared in She-Hulk vol. 2 #16 (April 2007), and was created by Dan Slott and Rick Burchett.
When he is first seen, he mentions to be a loyal follower to Cyttorak, the same being that granted Juggernaut his powers. He somehow became the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Magic-Ops Division. He was there when the Wendigo creature attacked Canada, and refused to let that country's local magician, Talisman interfere until she mentioned she had a spell that could cure the Wendigo.
The Crimson Daffodil (Vernon French) is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in Cloak & Dagger vol. 3 #6 behind the scenes, and his first full appearance was in Cloak and Dagger vol. 3 #7 (Oct 1989).
The Crimson Daffodil is a criminal who encounters Dagger during a failed bank robbery. He becomes smitten with Dagger, and claims that she has redeemed him. He returns under a new identity as the superhero Wombat in an attempt to win Dagger's affection, however this attempt failed.
Powers and abilities
His mutant power is the ability to turn another person's fear into pleasure, rendering that person more cooperative, and could persuade people to do whatever he asked by speaking to them. He is also very acrobatic. As the Wombat, he retained this power and could also tunnel through solid earth with exceptional speed.
Elijah Cross is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created by Peter David and Khoi Pham, and first appeared in X-Factor vol. 3 #17 as a de-powered mutant, who lost his powers as a result of M-Day.
Little is known about Elijah Cross, other than his role as leader of the terrorist group of former mutants called X-Cell, who believe mutants lost their powers as a result of a government conspiracy.[volume & issue needed]
Cross was to be apprehended by S.H.I.E.L.D. to face allegations of sending a government official a toy elephant that nearly choked him to death, but Rictor and Wolfsbane intervened, believing the agents to be the criminals in the altercation.[volume & issue needed]
Afterwards, Cross went to former mutant Quicksilver, asking him if he could return his powers to him using the Terrigen Crystals embedded in Quicksilver's skin.[volume & issue needed] Cross regained his powers for a short time afterward and used them to fight X-Factor. In the middle of the fight, Cross began to smoke and then exploded as a result of the Terrigen Crystals.[volume & issue needed]
Elijah Cross had the ability to increase his mass without being constrained by gravity, allowing him to move at speeds normal to a person of his regular body weight. He was depicted bowling through a small army of Jamie Madrox's dupes.
The Crown is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He is an affiliate of the Allies of Hydra, Dr. Andrea Janson, and Fortunato, also an enemy of Spider-Man, Hammerhead, S.H.O.C., and Morbius, the Living Vampire.
Crown has bonded with the technology of the late Dr. William Fields, which gives him his powers: aside from the usual super strength and speed, and the ability to fire powerful energy blasts, the Crown can also alter his body into any shape and size he wishes and can teleport in an enormous black blast. Unfortunately for him, this process has drastically shortened his lifespan and he turned to Hydra for help. Eventually, in a fit of rage, he decided to go out in a city-shattering explosion; he was thwarted in this but thought dead, until he resurfaced as the vampire known as Hunger.
Joe Hogan, who went by the nickname Crusher Hogan, was a professional wrestler who worked for the Wrestling League. The League was losing money due to a rival wrestling company. While his wife wanted him to quit, he instead offered cash money to whoever was able to beat him in wrestling. This worked as people would pay to fight him, only to lose. Young Peter Parker, who had just been bitten by the radioactive spider and was looking to make money, took up the offer and put on a disguise to fight him. To Hogan's surprise, he was defeated and Peter won the money.
Years later, Hogan works as a janitor at a gym where it's revealed that after his defeat at the hands of Spider-Man, his life went to pieces. His wife left him, the Wrestling League fell apart, and he's looked down upon by his peers. He regales stories of how he "trained" Spider-Man and gave him his web shooters and costume. Hogan discovered that one of the boxers at the gym was in trouble with the local criminal Madame Fang. Hogan takes on her muscle Manslaughter Marsdale, but is overmatched. Spider-Man arrives to defeat Marsdale and afterwards confirms Hogan's stories, giving a little bit of credibility and respect to Hogan's reputation.
Other versions of Crusher Hogan
- Crusher Hogan exists in the Ultimate Marvel Universe. This version noticeably has a large 'CH' painted on his head and as part of the act, would fight Spider-Man multiple times. Hogan helps chase Spider-Man off when he is accused of stealing money.
- In the House of M reality, Hogan and Peter are close friends with the former calling himself the Green Goblin in the ring.
Crusher Hogan in other media
- A similar character named Bone Saw McGraw appears in Spider-Man, played by "Macho Man" Randy Savage. Bone Saw actually puts up a decent fight against Peter, knocking him to the ground using a fold up chair. Peter defeats him by tossing him into the cage wall. He was notable for his catchphrase, "Bone Saw is Reaaa-dddyyy!!"
- Crusher Hogan appears in The Spectacular Spider-Man episode "Intervention," voiced by Jim Cummings. He was seen in a flashback being defeated by Spider-Man in a wrestling contest.
- The character was once again re-imagined as Bonesaw McGee in Disney XD's Spider-Man, voiced by Steven Blum.
Cuchulain is a fictional superhero in Marvel Comics, based on the legendary figure Cú Chulainn from Irish mythology. He was adapted by Michael Gallagher and Coleen Doran, and first appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #3 (June 1993). The character subsequently appears in Guardians of the Galaxy #51-53.
As in Irish mythology, Cuchulain is said to have been the greatest warrior Ireland had ever seen. He was born in the 1st century A.D., and was the son of the Irish Sun god, Lugh, and Dechtire, Conchobar Mac Nessa's sister. He grew to be a great warrior by the age of seventeen, and was proclaimed the guardian of the Book of Kells. While fighting Medb, the mythical warrior queen of Connacht, he was beheaded by her soldier. 3000 years later he is awakened by Shamrock, and together he, Shamrock, and the Guardians of the Galaxy defeat Samhain, a demon who is out to destroy the Book of Kells. Cuchulain then departs to explore the 31st century and restore Ireland.
She once worked for the Daily Bugle as city editor but was fired by J. Jonah Jameson. No shrinking violet, the irascible Cushing made an immediate impression on J.J.J. by tearing a cigar from his mouth and crumpling it.
Kathryn Cushing in other media
- A Viral Marketing for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 shows a Daily Bugle article written by Cushing about whether the NYPD is capable of protecting the citizenry from escalating superhuman threats.
Jaine Cutter is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. She first appeared in Hellstorm: Prince of Lies #12 (1994).
Jaine Cutter was a witch who sold the souls of seven policemen to the demon Zahgurim, in return for magical armor made from River Styx, and powerful weapons. Zahgurim also branded his mark across her abdomen, which gave her special abilities. She soon encountered Daimon Hellstrom, who believed that she was a killer. However, they soon began to have an affair, and together they prevented the Armorer from killing Jakita Wegener. Unfortunately, Cutter was badly wounded as the Armorer stabbed her in the head with a Ritual Execution Blade. Nevertheless, she was able to weaken Zahgurim by stabbing him with her claws, allowing Hellstrom to kill him.[volume & issue needed]
Cutter and Hellstrom later encountered the Demoness of Madness, who had been torturing people. The Baliff attempted to torture Cutter, but she was rescued by Hellstorm, who killed the Baliff. Inanna then appeared and was killed by Cutter with a breathing gun. Realising that Hellstorm must be a demon (otherwise he would not have been able to kill the Baliff) and believing that his intentions are evil, she initially tries to kill him. However, he assures her that he is on her side and makes her his Satanic Consort.[volume & issue needed]
While she was at home in her apartment, she was ambushed by a demon hunter called Gabriel Rosetti, who stole her breathing gun and attempted to kill Hellstorm with it. Due to the death of Hellstrom's wife, Patsy, Cutter and Hellstrom were able to enter a more committed long term relationship.[volume & issue needed]
Cutter and Hellstrom recently joined forces with Ghost Rider and the Caretaker to save the Anti-Christ. The team rode around America on motorbikes, trying to find a gateway to Hell to help the Antichrist. She then engaged in a battle with Kid Blackheart.[volume & issue needed]
Cutter can cover her body with a very strong White Styx Iron Skin. She can also grow sharp talons, fangs and spikes at will. She also possesses the psychic ability to see ghosts. She is also in possession of one of just two breathing guns, a special gun which can kill demons.
Cutter first appeared in Hellstorm: Prince of Lies issue twelve, in 1994. She went on to become a regular character in that series. The first appearance she made outside the Hellstorm series was in issue 2 of Nightman, in 1994. Then, after a five-year hiatus, she reappeared in the Thunderbolts 2000 Annual. She then briefly appeared during the Civil War Damage Report, before appearing in the mini-series Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire.
A second generation Eternal, very little has been revealed about Cybele's past, save that she is the wife of Zuras and mother of Azura (who later took the name Thena). She evinced no interest in participating in the great events of Eternals history, such as their encounters with the Celestials. She lived with Zuras for a time and raised Thena, and retains maternal interest in Thena's welfare. Apparently she never felt comfortable in the society of her fellow Eternals, so she left their city of Olympia after Thena reached adulthood. Although technically the queen of the Eternals, she was never truly been interested governing them; after Zuras's death, she was content to let Thena become the new ruler of Earth's Eternals.
Cybele received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #3.
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