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Arnold "Arnie" Lundberg is a mutant who was born with the right hand side of his face hideously scarred. Children in his local town mocked and ridiculed him, as did many others. The result of this was a beating that left him badly hurt and comatose. As he lay comatose, he heard the recorded voice of U-Go Girl (Edie Sawyer), recorded for publicity reasons, which stirred him out of his inert state. He soon revived completely.
Arnie Lundberg claimed to be the biggest X-Force fan in the world, especially of U-Go Girl. He blamed the Orphan for killing his favorite member. It was eventually revealed that he was a mutant and was using his powers to control a small town in Minnesota. He was also psychically sending images of U-Go Girl into the Orphan's mind in hope that Guy would attack him. Preparing for the attack, he unleashed an army of the dead to attack Solomon O'Sullivan's super team, O-Force. The Orphan arrived and saved the team and confronted Arnie who sent him flying out a window and into the undead army. Guy was saved by X-Statix and Guy convinced Arnie to turn his powers to healing the mess he has called. First sending him to Charles Xavier after having presented him as deceased to the public, the Orphan then instead nominated Arnie for X-Statix membership so that they could keep an eye on him.
Arnie joined the X-Statix as the "Mysterious Fan Boy", with his identity concealed from the public with a mask. Lacuna, who could move between seconds, removed his mask on live TV, revealing his identity to the world. To prove that he has changed his ways, "Fanboy" joined X-Statix on a mission against the indestructible Razorhead where he had a heart attack after killing Razorhead and saving the team. After he died, the Orphan argued with Lacuna over his decision to have Lacuna inject him with a chemical that caused Arnie's heart attack.
The character subsequently appears as Fantasma in Avengers #319-324 (July–October 1990), Incredible Hulk #393 (May 1992), Soviet Super-Soldiers #1 (November 1992), and Starblast #1 (January 1994).
Fantasia was a member of the Supreme Soviets. The team had been sent by the Soviet government to capture the Soviet Super-Soldiers, who were attempting to defect to the United States. Fantasia disguised the team members with an illusion to appear as members of the Avengers: Red Guardian as Captain America, Perun as Thor, Crimson Dynamo as Iron Man, and Sputnik as the Vision. Eventually, the real Captain America defeated the Supreme Soviets and freed the badly wounded Soviet Super-Soldiers.[volume & issue needed]
Fantasia later changed her name to Fantasma when the team became known as the People's Protectorate.[volume & issue needed] Eventually the team broke up and merged with the Soviet Super-Soldiers to form the Winter Guard.[volume & issue needed]
Fantasma is rescued from a time anomaly by the Winter Guard, with her former teammates of the Protectorate on her trail. It is revealed that Fantasma has been a Dire Wraith queen all along. She aligns herself with the Presence and fights the Winter Guard. She is defeated by banishing her into Limbo again.
Fantasia is a Russian soldier with super-powers. She is skilled in magic, especially in the use of illusions. She has also shown the ability to fly and certain mental abilities.
Fantasia appeared as part of the "Supreme Soviets" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89 #7.
Father Time (Larry Scott) is a fictional superhero in the Marvel Universe. He was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Al Avison in Captain America Comics #6 (Sept. 1941), published by Marvel predecessor Timely Comics during the period fans and historians call the Golden Age of comic books.
One of future Marvel patriarch Stan Lee's first co-creations, Father Time starred in a backup feature in Captain America Comics #6-12 (Sept. 1941 - March 1942), by which time it was being drawn by Jack Alderman. The feature also appeared in Young Allies Comics #3 (Spring 1942), and Mystic Comics #10 (Aug. 1942).
In 2011 he appeared again in All-Winners Squad: Band of Heroes as a member of the war time team Crazy Sues.
Wearing a hooded cloak and wielding a scythe, Larry Scott seeks to make time work against criminals, rather than in their favor. He becomes Father Time to save his wrongfully accused father from being hanged, but was only seconds too late to prevent his father's death.
Other versions of Father Time
A different, non-superhero Father Time appeared as a character in the Blonde Phantom story "Doomed for Death" in Blonde Phantom Comics #22 (March 1949).
Hawkeye (Clint Barton), the superhero archer of the team the Avengers, disguised himself as an unrelated character named Father Time in the 50th-anniversary issue Captain America #383 (March 1991). Another unrelated character of the same name appears in DC Comics.
Fault Zone was created by Electronic Arts, in conjunction with Marvel Comics, in their first attempt to bring Marvel heroes to a video game platform, Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects. Maria Petrova grew up in modern-day Moscow and from a young age, demonstrating a natural gift for dancing. She became the youngest prodigy at the Imperial Russian Ballet where her skill, sensitivity, and discipline were far beyond that of most professionals. As a teenager she starred in several productions and became a renowned icon of dance. At the age of 15, on the opening night of her lead role in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Maria was in a terrible car accident. An earthquake struck an elevated highway that collapsed instantly, killing her parents and leaving her paralyzed. Retreating into seclusion, she grew angry at the loss of her family and her stolen dreams. To her, life was a cruel joke. She hated the world.
Fearmaster is a high-ranking officer in the Alchemax Corporation in the year 2099. He is also the head of the Cyber-Nostra. He was first seen issuing orders to Benneli and the Multi-Fractor. He next changed Delphine's leg to solid bone for attempting to escape him. He sent the Cyber-Nostra to clear citizens out of the Barrio. The Fearmaster's right hand was allegedly altered using nano-technology (molecular engineering), giving him the ability to alter elemental compositions by touch with his right hand, e.g. turning human flesh to gold, silver, calcium, etc. His right hand is grossly misshapen with four digits, including two opposable thumbs.
Feedback (Albert Louis) is a fictional superhero in the Marvel Universe. He was created by Simon Furman & Pat Broderick, and first appeared in Alpha Flight #118. He is a former member of the superhero team Beta Flight.
Feedback is a mutant with the ability to generate or manipulate bio-electrical fields into various aspects for combat or defense. The full extent of his abilities were never stated due to fact that at the time he was introduced, he was just learning he had powers, but included the creation of protective shields, energy fists, and human-shaped "shock troopers".
The Ferret appeared in six stories during the Golden Age of Comic Books, in Marvel Mystery Comics #4-9. In 2009, he appeared in the Marvel Mystery Comics 70th Anniversary Special and several issues of The Marvels Project, a limited series.
The Ferret aka Leslie Lenrow was a New York City based private investigator. He often consulted with the police on cases. In one case, he worked with Namor, his companion Betty Dean, the Human Torch, his sidekick Toro, the Angel, and Electro and his creator Philo Zog to defeat Nazi Dr. Manyac, his green flame robots, and Project: Blockbuster, a giant version of the green flame robots.
In 1940, during a seemingly routine missing persons case, the Ferret and Nosie tailed a Professor Hamilton to a nondescript brownstone. In reality, Hamilton was a Nazi spy named Albrecht Kerfoot and the brownstone was a meeting place for spies. The Ferret was caught and stabbed in the heart with a dagger. His body was found by the Angel, who adopted his pet ferret and trailed the spies, eventually working with Captain America and Bucky to defeat them.
Fifi the Duck
Fifi was one of the creations of Doctor Bong, who used his Evolvo-Chamber to transform an ordinary duck into his amphropomorphic chambermaid with a French accent. When Howard the Duck is taken prisoner, Fifi goes to comfort him. She explains that Bong plans to use the Evolvo-Chamber to transform Howard into a human being, so he and Fifi could produce offspring to act as Bongs' minions.[volume & issue needed]
After Bong retreats from his castle with Beverly Switzler, Fifi rescues Howard from the Evolvo-Chamber, only to find Howard has been transformed into a man. Fifi agrees to help Howard find Bong provided she is allowed to escape with him.[volume & issue needed] The two head for New York in one of Bongs' aircraft, but are shot down after being mistaken for hostiles. Though Howard survives, Fifi is presumed dead.[volume & issue needed]
However, either Fifi survived the crash or a new Fifi clone was created, as Fifi re-appears, helping Bong to try to make television more educational and caring for several Bong clones created by Beverly. With the help of She-Hulk, Doctor Bong becomes trapped in his machines with no hope of escape.[volume & issue needed] What became of Fifi afterwards is not stated.
Fifi is a gentle creature who is eager to please. She has some feelings for Howard, and like him, has difficulty explaining to the world that she is a real duck and not a human in a costume. Her position with Doctor Bong is uncertain. It is clear that she dislikes her degradation under Bong, but even after a brief rebellion will return to offer her services once again.
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The Finisher is a one time character in the comic books in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #5 created by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. Karl Fiers is an assassin employed by Albert Malik (who was impersonating the Red Skull at this time) to kill Richard and Mary Parker. Years after succeeding in his mission, he comes face to face with the now grown-up son of the Parkers, a hero who works under the alias Spider-Man. Spider-Man kills the Finisher in self-defense after a fight between the two.
In the Sinister Six trilogy of novels by Adam Troy Castro, the Finisher is revealed to have an elder brother, Gustav Fiers, known as the Gentleman, who was responsible for revealing the Parkers' treachery to the Albert Malik. Seeking revenge for the Parkers' defeat of his plans and for Spider-Man's role in his brother's death, the Gentleman recruits the Sinister Six as part of a complex plan to destroy the world economy, but Spider-Man is able to defeat the scheme.
Fire-Eater is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He first appeared in Marvel Two-In-One #76 (June 1981), and was created by David Michelinie, Tom DeFalco, and Jerry Bingham. The character subsequently appears in Ghost Rider #72-73 (September–October 1982).
Tomas Ramirez was born in Madrid, Spain. He uses the traditional methods of circus fire-eaters, and can consume flame within his mouth and then project it from his mouth without suffering injury. He uses incendiary "inferno discs" designed by himself and the Clown. He works for the criminal organization, the Circus of Crime.[volume & issue needed]
Fire-Eater has a little resistance to fire. He uses inferno discs to allow him to release a stream of fire from his mouth.
Fire-Eater appeared as part of the "Circus of Crime" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #2.
Firearm is a member of The Jury. Not much is known about Firearm and unlike the other members of his team the identity of the man underneath the armor has never been revealed. We do know he is a black man who was once a Guardsman at the Vault. General Orwell Taylor recruited Firearm and a number of other men into the Jury to help the avenge the death of his son, Hugh. All the men personally liked Hugh and in the beginning, were willing to fully work with Taylor to avenge his death. As a guard at the Vault, Hugh was killed by Venom during an escape attempt, though Venom regretted the "need" for this death. Firearm has a suit of armor that allows him to fly and emit fire from the arms of his armor.
Firefrost, also known as Shareen, is an alien from the future. The character, created by Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz, appeared in Fantastic Four #229 (April 1981). Within the context of the stories, Shareen is an alien from the far future who, along with her lover Xanth, was pulled into the black hole remnant of the "Big Bang". She is reborn in the past as "Firefrost", a being of "living light". Xanth is also reborn as "Ebon Seeker" and driven insane. He travels from planet to planet, destroying each in and endless cycle of death and rebirth.
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Flambé is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics universe. She first appeared X-Factor #80 (July 1992). She was created by Peter David, Larry Stroman and Al Milgrom. She had pyrokinetic powers but is depowered. She was part of the evil mutant organization, Hell's Belles.
Flambé comes from France, and after discovering her mutant powers, she became a criminal. After being defeated alongside Cyber at the hands of the X-Factor team led by Havok, Flambé was not heard from for years. She was revealed to have lost her powers due to the Scarlet Witch's "Decimation".
Flambé can manipulate oxygen molecules to increase a fire’s size and temperature. She can also focus flame into concentrated jet streams. She carries flaming pokers to initiate her flame blasts.
Flubber is a mutant. His first appearance was in the comic book X-Men vol. 2 #171. Flubber is one of the student body in the Xavier Institute assigned to Gambit's training squad.[volume & issue needed] Flubber lost his mutant powers after the M-Day.[volume & issue needed] Flubber has a unique physiology. His rubbery body can allow him to jump great heights and shape shift into many things. Also he has unusually large hands.
Alexander Flynn is a fictional mutant possessing telepathic hypnosis. He is the current leader of the Gladiators.[volume & issue needed]
A mutant telepath of fair to high power, Fontanelle does her best work sifting through her subjects' dreams. Whether or not she is limited to that type of telepathic connection is still unclear.
Fontanelle was employed by the New Son to sift through the memories of people close to Gambit, mainly to determine his true role in the Mutant Massacre. After the New Son terminated Fontanelle's services, she began to aid Gambit in piecing together the mysteries of both the New Son and the woman known as the Black Womb, who was Fontanelle's mother. As the Black Womb aka Amanda Mueller is the ancestress or great-great-grandmother of the X-Men Cyclops, Havok and Vulcan, Fontanelle is thus correspondingly their grand-grandaunt.
It is unknown if she still retains her mutant powers after M-Day.
The Freakmaster is a mysterious figure who collects physical freaks. While the Freakmaster has a normal appearance, he was the child of two carnival "freaks" in the freakshow of Ralph Quentin many years ago. The Freakmaster organized a large group of freaks to serve as agents in his takeover of the Quentin carnival, and mutated many normal people into freaks.[volume & issue needed] His freaks encountered Ghost Rider several times before the Freakmaster ultimately encountered the Ghost Rider and was defeated by him.[volume & issue needed]
Brandon Cross was a protégé of Hawkeye and Swordsman. He was invited to join the "Dream Team" of new Avengers who were going to become members of A-Next. Donning a Hawkeye-like costume, he assumed the guise of the roguish "Freebooter".
Freebooter quickly displayed a tendency to be a "ladies' man" and poured on the charm for teammate Stinger and found her totally unreceptive to him. Stinger was outraged that new Avengers were being added to the team without her knowledge or permission, and felt no desire to fraternize with the new recruits (especially Freebooter), but in due time Freebooter's fighting skills earned her respect, and his heroic, chivalrous nature her affections. He became a valuable member of the team, but tragedy struck when his close friend and fellow "Dream Teamer" Crimson Curse was killed in the line of duty. Freebooter lost his carefree attitude and became more withdrawn, but he still fought the forces of evil in her honor.
During the events of Last Planet Standing, Freebooter was badly injured, but received help from the former villain Sabreclaw, whom he later convinced to join A-Next while he was recuperating. Freebooter later returns to active Avengers duty.
Freebooter has no powers, but has outstanding swordsmanship skills and is an expert archer. His weapon of choice is a retractable bo staff.
Freezer Burn (Frank Croft)
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Frey is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Universe, based on Frey of Norse mythology. Frey first appeared in Thor #294-295 (April–May 1980), and was adapted from mythology by Roy Thomas and Keith Pollard.
The character subsequently appeared in Balder the Brave #1 (November 1985), and Thor #472 (March 1994). He appeared under the identity Mr. Freystein in Journey into Mystery vol. 3 #510 (June 1997).
Frey is an Asgardian, and helped construct Valhalla. After Asgard was attacked, Odin bribed two giants named Fafnir and Fasolt to restore the walls of Valhalla, by promising them Frey's sister Idunn. Loki promised Odin that he would not have to pay the price, but as he was hoping to cause Ragnarok, Loki turned Idunn over to them anyway. Thor and Frey then arrived to confront the giants and rescue her. Thor and Frey fought the two giants, but had to stand down when Odin revealed his oath to them. The giants agreed that they would relinquish Idunn if the gods gave them the Rheingold, which included the Ring of the Nibelung. After Thor, Odin, and Loki retrieved the Ring from the gnomes, Frey was happily reunited with Idunn.
During his life, Frey fell in love with the Giant Gerd. He has to surrender his magic sword to Gymir, her father, as an oath to never touch his land.
During the period The Lost Gods, Frey is known under the name Mr. Freystein.
Frey appeared as part of the "Asgardians" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #1.
Within the context of the stories, Carmilla Frost is born in 1994 in an alternate-future Earth designated Earth-691 by Marvel Comics. In 2001 she is taken with her father Andre to the Martians' Yankee Stadium Genetic and Clonal Complex. Andre is coerced to serve the Martians in performing cloning research by threats to his child. In 2004 she begins assisting her father in his experiments, and eventually becomes an expert molecular biologist. By 2010 she becomes the youngest human designated as a Keeper by the Martians. However, in 2014 she refuses to conduct cloning experiments on other humans. Two years later, after a Martian Overlord slew Andre, she agrees to try to clone his corpse in an attempt to restore him to life. Her efforts fail, instead producing the mutated creature Grok. In 2018 she helps Killraven escape from captivity from the Yankee Stadium Genetic and Clonal Complex and joins his Freemen.[volume & issue needed] In 2020 she learns that she is pregnant with the Freeman M'Shulla's child.[volume & issue needed]
Christian Frost is the only son in the Frost family with his sisters Emma Frost, Adrienne Frost and Cordelia Frost, and the only non-mutant of his siblings. Of his family he was closest to Emma, often supporting her in her times of need.
Christian was the one member of the family who didn't want to have anything to do with the family business. Yet when his father learned Christian was gay and threatened to disown him if he didn't break up with his boyfriend and move back home, he defied his father and left the family, only remaining in contact with Emma. When Winston retaliated by using his great power and influence to have Christian's boyfriend framed and deported, Christian became deeply depressed and turned to substance abuse, eventually attempting suicide. Emma discovered him in time and he lived, though his depression and substance abuse continued.
Emma became very worried for Christian and asked their father to get him help. Winston claimed that he would help Christian but lied and instead sent him to a mental institution. He eventually went insane in the asylum, possibly from the drug use.
The Fulcrum is a fictional cosmic entity in the Marvel Comics universe. He first appeared in issue #7 of the Eternals comic book series, debuting in "Manifest Destiny". He appears in four issues in total.
The Fulcrum is an abstract entity served by the Celestials, the Watchers, and the Horde. The Dreaming Celestial has conversed with it and describes it as "the very essence of what holds reality in its place." He goes by the name "Jack" and runs a bar where the Eternals hang out in the afterlife. The Fulcrum may be Marvel's most powerful entity next to The One Above All, or may be an alias of The One Above All as both have visually appeared drawn as Jack Kirby (an old Kirby as The One Above All and a young Kirby as The Fulcrum). The Fulcrum has also been referred to as the bartender.
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