List of Marvel Comics characters: E
Ea the Wise
Within the context of the stories, Ea is an action figure sized Celestial Machine Man carries and treats as an "imaginary friend". The story featuring Ea is unclear if he is actually a Celestial or a figment of Machine Man's mind as Ea disappears when the android resolves his mental issues.
When John and his father Bill were investigating a UFO crash site, they discovered a Kree space probe. Upon nearing the ship, the automated defenses activated, and a robotic sentry was released. Bill activated a distress signal which was picked up by Mainframe and the rest of A-Next.
When the heroes arrived, the sentry robot attacked them. Thunderstrike's sonic blasts and J2's superstrength were not slowing the attacker. Stinger was able to blind the robot's optic sensors with sting darts, providing an opening for John to enter the ship and try to turn off the robotic sentry. When John made contact with the ship's console, a strange energy surge ripped through the ship's computers and struck John. The energy wave reconfigured John's DNA, making him genetically similar to a Kree warrior.
Finding himself clad in a green-and-white costume, similar to the original costume of Mar-Vell, John discovered that he had acquired great powers. John confronted and defeated the sentry robot, and stated that he would become an "Earth Sentry" to protect his planet from invaders.
He politely declined membership with A-Next, but when the team was later captured by the Revengers, Earth Sentry returned and used his powers to help A-Next defeat the invaders. He then accepted membership with A-Next.
Earth Sentry possesses superhuman strength and durability, due to his altered human/Kree DNA. His costume has wrist-mounted blasters that can fire photonic energy blasts. Rocket boosters on his belt allow him to fly.
Earthquake is a member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard. He is unique in that he is a sentient reptile. Earthquake has rock-like skin and the ability to manipulate silicate matter in a destructive manner. Unlike many of his fellow Guardsmen, Earthquake survived the Imperial Guard's battle with Vulcan.
Earthquake appeared as part of the "Imperial Guard" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #6.
Earthquake in other media
Earthquake appears in the X-Men episodes "The Dark Phoenix" and "Fate of the Phoenix." He and the Imperial Guard had to fight the X-Men to determine the fate of Jean Grey after the Phoenix Force attacked some of the galaxies.
Ebon Seeker is an alien in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz, first appeared in Fantastic Four #229 in April 1981. Within the context of the stories, the Ebon Seeker tries to destroy Earth before being stopped by his lover, Shareen.
Lady Gayle Edgerton first appears in X-Men: Prime. She is born into an affluent family in London. A rebellious teenager, she seeks her parents' attention with such stunts as starting a relationship with rocker Jonothon Starsmore. She eventually develops real feelings for him, however, and he becomes her first lover. When Jono's powers first manifest, Gayle is caught in the explosion that results and she is paralyzed and has to use a wheelchair.
She awakes alone in the hospital, and as time goes on she grows angry, believing he had abandoned her. She approaches the villainous Emplate, who grants her the ability to feed on mutant energy as he does. She becomes a part of Emplate's "Hellions", battling Generation X, (M, Husk, Synch, Skin, and Jubilee). but the villain betrays her and buries her with Jono. She then realizes her mistake and turns on Emplate, losing her powers as a result but reconciles with Jono.
Dr. Paul Edmonds is a fictional psychiatrist in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Roger Stern and Sal Buscema, made his sole appearance in Avengers #227 (January 1983). When Egghead had Hank Pym framed for a crime, Pym was sent to Ryker's Island. Due to Pym's mental health he was assigned Paul Edmonds to analyze him. In the end, Edmonds concludes that Pym is mentally fit to stand trial, but is unsure if his claim of being framed will hold.
In other media
Paul Edmonds appears in Iron Fist played by Murray Bartlett with a greatly expanded role. In "Shadow Hawk Takes Flight," Edmonds is the psychiatrist assigned to Danny Rand after the latter is drugged and placed in the hospital. Edmonds does not believe that Danny is who he says he is and that he is actually "John Anderson" based on his passport, which Danny admits that he stole. After hearing Danny's story about going to a circus after shooting a commercial, he calls Joy Meachum to confirm his story. Dr. Edmonds soon believes that Danny really is him, but upon hearing about the Iron Fist and K'un-L'un, believes that he is still unfit to leave the hospital and keeps him. However, Danny manages to escape afterwards. He returns in "The Mistress of All Agonies" where he is assigned to analyze Ward Meachum after Harold has him framed for drug possession, in a very ironic twist as Ward and Joy had been responsible for Danny's visit to Birch Psychiatric.
In 1947, while a working as a Lieutenant of the 21st Observation Corps, the Skrull Velmax crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico, along with his Commander, Zuhn (later the supervillain Chimera). Velmax assumed the form of Jacob Scott, became a politician, and was later part of the Richard Nixon administration.
In 1958, Velmax became a superhero using the codename Effigy, and was a founding member, and later leader, of First Line. After President Nixon ended Federal Authorization for First Line, Velmax leaked information to Bob Woodward and The Washington Post. In 1988, while leader of First Line, Effigy led an attempt to stop the attempted invasion of the Earth by the Skrulls. Although the invasion was stopped successfully, it led to the deaths of almost all concerned, Effigy included.
Like almost all members of his race, Effigy possessed the ability to shapeshift.
Ego the Living Planet
- El Lobo
- El Muerto
El Toro Negro
El Toro Negro (The Black Bull) is a South American mercenary and antagonist of Spider-Man closely associated with the Great Game. As part of the Great Game he killed the hero Nightwatch as well as his fellow Gamer Polestar. He was last seen as a captive of his sponsor Justin Hammer, who forcibly lobotomized him to remove his weaknesses.
- Elder Demon
Eldrac is an Inhuman who started out as a politician for a minor faction within their population. When he underwent Terrigenesis, Eldrac was transformed into a large immobile construct where he gained the abilities to teleport anyone. Thus, Eldrac became known as Eldrac the Door.
Elf with a Gun
Elf with a Gun is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He first appeared in Defenders #25 (July 1975), and was created by Steve Gerber and Sal Buscema. The Elf with a Gun is a small humanoid who commits murders for no apparent reason. Gerber later admitted that he never came up with a backstory or any sort of explanation for the Elf with a Gun, and that "The Elf made his first appearance for no other reason than that Sal Buscema was getting sick of drawing guys in snake suits; he asked if I could toss in something else for variety, and I did."
"Elf with a gun" has also become a fan term for a comic book subplot which is abandoned without ever being explained. The "sky walker" from Daredevil #128 is an example of an Elf with a gun. The original Elf with a Gun technically no longer meets the definition of this term, since the plotline was picked up in The Defenders #115 (Jan. 1983) after over five years' absence. Writer J. M. DeMatteis explained, "The Elf with a gun was a dangling plot thread too juicy to pass up."
The elf first appears in Defenders, killing Tom and Linda Pritchett. Over a series of issues, he kills Charles Lester and his spouse in Las Vegas, Stu and his girlfriend at the Grand Canyon, and a woman hiding from the Hulk in the bathroom.
He seemingly meets his end outside a house (owned by Nighthawk) in upstate New York. Preparing to kill a newspaper delivery boy named Greg, and his dog, Elf with a Gun is run over and killed by a Mac Ray moving truck.
The Elf finds himself in the 'Land of the Lost', a realm where iconic characters re-live the sixties. He encounters the rock band KISS but does not kill them, only pretends to. He gives them valuable information so the band members can make their way back home. One member, Starchild, wishes for the Elf to be hit by a truck.
After Nighthawk dies, his friend and Nurse Luann Bloom suspects the Defenders were involved in his death. She follows a lead but meets the Elf instead and they go on to meet cosmic entities. Luann is revealed as a robotic 'Time Buoy', which she later denies.
An Elf reveals to the original Defenders (the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Doctor Strange, and Namor) that they will be the cause of the Earth's destruction if they continue to work together. Thus, the four agree to quit the team. This claim is later revealed to have been a hoax.
Another elf shows up, claiming to be Relf, the nephew of the original Elf, named Melf.
The Elf received an entry in the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #4 (2006).
Within the context of the stories, The Elfqueen, Linnea, and her lover Gorn of Valusia settled in the area that would eventually become the state of Virginia. She uses her magic to hide their existence and extend their lives. After millennia of this existence, Gorn grows bored with the isolation and the pair return to civilization. Unprepared for the modern world, Gorn comes into conflict with the locals and the police. When the Elfqueen intervenes and kills the officers, he slaps her. Hurt and angry, she leaves him in the city.
Gorn's exploration of the city ends with his death when he charges a group of police officers with a drawn sword. This drives the Elfqueen into a rage and she begins to use her magic to take vengeance on the city. The Avengers arrive and unsuccessfully physically confront her. Captain America begins to talk her out of the conflict but is interrupted by Yellowjacket firing on her and reigniting the fight. When Captain America is able to convince her that he is a man of peace, she agrees to leave in peace.
Eliminator is a villain in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Len Wein and George Pérez, first appeared in Fantastic Four #184 in July 1977. Within the context of the stories, Eliminator was created by the witches' colony of New Salem to hide their existence.
- Elio Angelopolous
- Juan Elmirez
Eosimias is a mutant in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Grant Morrison and Ethan Van Sciver, first appeared in New X-Men #123. Within the context of the stories, Eosimias is a feline/primate-like mutant from China who is a student at the Xavier Institute.
"Equilibrius' is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. Equilibrius first appeared in Uncanny X-Men vol. 1 #62-63 (November–December 1969), and was created by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams. The character subsequently appears in Avengers #105 (November 1972), and Wolverine #69-71 (May–July 1993).
Equilibrius was once a humanoid that lived in the Savage Land, a tropical preserve hidden in Antarctica. He became a mutate, when he was changed by Magneto, and used to attack the X-Men. Equilibrius can psionically compel an individual in close range to gaze into his eyes, causing vertigo in the subject.
Equilibrius appeared as part of the "Savage Land Mutates" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11.
Eric the Red
The curiously named Ernst, whose physical appearance suggests that she may be a teenage girl suffering from progeria or dyskeratosis congenita, became a student at the Xavier Institute not long after the psionic entity called Cassandra Nova had disappeared there.[volume & issue needed] While Nova's disappearance and Ernst's subsequent appearance may or may not be connected, no information on Ernst's life before becoming a student in Charles Xavier's so-called Special Class could be obtained, nor could the nature of her genetic mutation be identified.[volume & issue needed] Ernst, who appears to have befriended her disembodied fellow student Martha Johansson, briefly joined the so-called Brotherhood assembled by the mutant Xorn when he went on a drug-induced, destructive rampage as Magneto in New York City. Ernst did not show any signs of aggression herself. Ernst is considered one of the few mutants who have retained their powers after the events of "M-Day".[volume & issue needed] She continues living at the Xavier Institute.
In the alternate dystopian future of Here Comes Tomorrow, Ernst is revealed to actually be a rehabilitated Cassandra Nova, or at least a fragment of her, but this has yet to be revealed in the present era.
During the Quest for Magik arc, she was transported to Limbo alongside the other students and was captured by Belasco.[volume & issue needed] She returned to the school with the rest of her classmates when Magik/Darkchilde sent them all back to the human world.[volume & issue needed]
Later, Ernst appears with the inhabitants of Utopia, the new base of X-Men.
Powers= Super-human strength
Abraham Erskine is a scientist during World War II in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941) as Professor Reinstein. The name was revised after Marvel resumed using Captain America. A 1965 retelling of Captain America's origin identified the character as Dr. Erskine. Roy Thomas added that "Josef Reinstein" was an alias in a 1975 story set during World War II. The full name Abraham Erskine would not be applied to the character until years later.
Within the context of the stories, Abraham Erskine is a German biochemist and physicist who had spent much of his early life studying the human species. During this time he develops a diet and exercise program along with a serum and "vita-rays" which would transform an ordinary person into a "super soldier". Horrified when he witnesses Adolf Hitler and Baron Zemo test a "death ray" on a human subject, he contacts the United States to defect from Nazi Germany. After the United States Army gets him out of Germany and fakes his death, he takes the alias "Josef Reinstein".
He recreates the Super Soldier Serum for Project: Rebirth for the U.S. Army. He oversees and administers the treatment to Steve Rogers before several U.S. Army officers and government officials. Moments after Rogers' transformation, Erskine is assassinated by Heinz Kruger.
Abraham Erskine in other media
- The character of Abraham Erskine was adapted for appearances in two animated television series, The Marvel Super Heroes and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
- Dr. Maria Vaselli, played by Carla Cassoli, is an Italian scientist that had a similar role as Dr. Erskine in the 1990 Captain America film.
- The character was also adapted for the film Captain America: The First Avenger where he was portrayed by actor Stanley Tucci. While he is still a German defector, the film adds the additional twist that, before defecting, he was forced to test the serum in Germany on the man who would become the Red Skull.
Eson the Searcher
Within the context of the stories, Eson is the Celestial tasked with "seeking". Arriving with the Fourth Host, he observes first Florida then Lemuria. When the Deviants attack him, he destroys the island while probing it.
Other versions of Eson
Eson in other media
Ev Teel Urizen
Exitar the Exterminator
Within the context of the stories, Exitar is the Celestial tasked with the destruction of life on worlds that fail the Celestials' tests.
The Explorer (Zamanathan Rambunazeth) is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. He is one of the Elders of the Universe, and was created by Jack Kirby.[volume & issue needed] He is rarely seen as he constantly travels from one corner of the universe to the next, which defines his distinct obsession.[volume & issue needed]
Trevor Hawkins manifested his powers after Avengers vs X-Men war. He joined Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. His body is covered in eyeballs, which leads to other students teasing him, but gives him expert marksman skills, see through illusions, track peoples auras, see electrical and magical waves, and spot people's weaknesses.
The Eyekillers are Native American demons in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Gene Colan, first appeared in Doctor Strange #38 in December 1979. Within the context of the stories, the Eyekillers have fought Doctor Strange, Storm, and the Adversary.
- Uncanny X-Men vol.1 #486
- Weapon X vol.1 #16
- X-Men Prime
- Generation X #12
- Generation X vol.1 #13
- Generation X vol.1 #14
- Spider-Man Unlimited vol. 1 #14
- DeAngelo, Daniel (July 2013). "The Not-Ready-For-Super-Team Players: A History of the Defenders". Back Issue!. TwoMorrows Publishing (65): 3–16.
- Defenders #25 (July 1975)
- Defenders #31 (January 1976)
- Defenders #38 (August 1976)
- Defenders #40 (October 1976)
- Defenders #46 (April 1977)
- Marvel Comics Super Special #5 (1978)
- Defenders #115 (January 1983), #117-119 (March–May 1983)
- Defenders #122-125 (August–November 1983)
- The Incredible Hulk #370 (June 1990)
- Spider-Man Team-Up #5 (December 1996)
- Savage Dragon / Destroyer Duck #1 (November 1996)
- X-Men #62-63
- New X-Men #146 (Nov. 2003)
- Spider-Man and the X-Men Vol 1 #6 (April 2015)
- Stan Lee (w), Jack Kirby (p). "The Origin of Captain America" Tales of Suspense 63 (March 1965), Marvel Comics
- Roy Thomas (w), Frank Robbins (p). "A Captain Called America" Giant-Size Invaders 1 (June 1975), Marvel Comics
- Roger Stern (w), John Byrne (p). "The Living Legend" Captain America 255 (March 1981), Marvel Comics
- Joe Simon, Jack Kirby (w), Jack Kirby (p). "Case No. 1. Meet Captain America" Captain America Comics 1 (March 1941), Timely Comics
- Stan Lee (w), Jack Kirby (p). "The Hero That Was!" Captain America 109 (January 1969)
- Dan Slott, Christos Gage (w), Tom Feister (p). "Born To Serve" Avengers: The Initiative Annual 1 (January 2008), Marvel Comics
- Fabian Nicieza (w), Tom Grummett (p). "History In the Making" Thunderbolts Presents: Zemo - Born Better 4 (July 2007), Marvel Comics
- Ed Brubaker (w), Steve Epting (a). "Part Two" The Marvels Project 2 (November 2009), Marvel Comics
- McNary, Dave (2010-06-07). "Stanley Tucci joins 'Captain America'". Variety. Retrieved 2011-03-22.
- Jack Kirby (w), Jack Kirby (p), Mike Royer (i). "The Killing Machine" The Eternals 9 (March 1977)
- Star-Lord's father
- Wolverine and the X-Men Issue 26
- Doctor Strange #38
- Uncanny X-Men #222