List of Marvel Comics characters: G
G-Type is a member of the Imperial Guard in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Grant Morrison and Igor Kordey, first appeared in New X-Men #124. Within the context of the stories, G-Type is an alien with telepathy.
Gabriel the Devil Hunter
Gamiel the Manipulator
Within the context of the stories, Gamiel is a young Celestial tasked with watching over Earth alongside Devron the Experimenter.
Gammenon the Gatherer
Within the context of the stories, Gammenon is the Celestial tasked with collecting samples of all life forms present on a planet during a Celestial Host and is present during at least the First and Fourth Hosts to visit Earth. He then turns these over to Jemiah the Analyzer.
Other versions of Gammenon
The character has been established as a recurring element in Marvel's in-story cosmology and has appeared in various alternate reality stories and titles such as Earth X and "Living Planet" arc published in Exiles vol. 2, #52 - 53 (November - December 2004).
Ganymede is the last surviving member of a race of warrior women known as the Spinsterhood, a group which was formed with the sole purpose of destroying the cosmic being known as Tyrant. After a centuries long cyrogenic sleep, she awakened to find Tyrant's servants kidnapping powerful cosmic entities in order to drain their powers for their master's own ends. Mistaking Silver Surfer for a minion of Tyrant, Ganymede attacked him and the two fought until Tyrant's minions ambushed and kidnapped them both.
Ganymede, along with Tyrant's other hostages, Silver Surfer, Terrax, Morg, Beta Ray Bill, Gladiator and Jack of Hearts escaped their imprisonment and attacked Tyrant together, only to fail miserably. Galactus arrived and ended the battle. After that, those involved went their separate ways except for Ganymede, who decided to stay with Jack of Hearts to help nurse him back to health after his selfless sacrifice that freed his fellow captives. Ganymede and Jack of Hearts had a few adventures together, wherein they struck up a romantic relationship. Jack of Hearts would later become a member of the Avengers. Ganymede, however, has been absent from any comic tales for about 10 years.
Gargantus was an android sent by an extraterrestrial invasion force to take over the small town of Granville. In order to hide their presence, the aliens decided to disguise the robot as a giant Neanderthal man. Fortunately, Iron Man was in the vicinity and discerned that Gargantus was a robot (it had light bulbs in its eyes, which gave it away).
Iron Man challenged Gargantus to a fight and led Gargantus into a trap where it was pulled apart by three magnets controlled by Iron Man. Iron Man then exposed an alien space ship, hiding nearby in a cloud that he noticed was not moving, that had been controlling Gargantus by remote control. The aliens fled from the scene.
Much later, Gargantus returned in Tony Stark's nightmares, which were induced by Count Nefaria. In these dreams Gargantus was with all of Iron Man's other enemies in a great battle against Iron Man. He had a more human appearance by then, and was capable of speech.
Gargantus is a giant robot that looks like a Neanderthal man, with the exception of its glowing artificial eyes. It has superhuman strength and agility, and the ability to hypnotize people. Gargantus also carries a giant wooden club, which was ineffective against Iron Man.
The reason for its design as a Neanderthal was that the aliens had not been to Earth since 80,000 years ago and thought our planet was still occupied by cavemen. The aliens postulated that if they made a large caveman, everyone on Earth would acknowledge it as their leader and surrender the planet without a fight.
A *dream* version of Gargantus (created by Count Nefaria) appears in the Iron Man segment of The Marvel Super Heroes show (1966).
Gargantus was also the name of a giant blue aquatic humanoid monster that appeared in Strange Tales #80 and #85.
Within the context of the stories, Sean Garrison is the unknowing father of Laurie Collins and a mutant who can manipulate others' emotions with pheromones. He uses this power to seduce Gail Collins, but when she becomes pregnant with Laurie, the presence of his DNA inside her makes Gail immune to his power, and she breaks up with him.
Other versions of Sean Garrison
The character subsequently appears in Avengers #105 (November 1972), Marvel Fanfare #1-4 (March–September 1982), Uncanny X-Men Annual #12 (1988), Uncanny X-Men #249-250 (September–October 1989), #274-275 (March–April 1991), Wolverine #69-71 (May–July 1993), X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land #1-4 (November 2001-February 2002), X-Men Unlimited #6 (September 1994), New Avengers #4-5 (April–May 2005), and Uncanny X-Men #457-459 (May–July 2005).
Gaza is a mutate, a human that was changed by Magneto, that lived in the Savage Land, a tropical preserve hidden in Antarctica. The unusually tall Gaza was one of Magneto's first Savage Land Mutates,[volume & issue needed] and has been involved in all the Mutates' subsequent activities.[volume & issue needed]
Gaza is blind, but possesses psionic abilities that enable him to “see” mentally.
Gaza appeared as part of the "Savage Land Mutates" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11.
Other versions of Gaza
- Gaza appears in Badrock & Wolverine #1 (June 1996).
- An alternate universe version teams up with a Hellfire Club mercenary; they successfully kill Nightcrawler.
The character subsequently appears in Fantastic Four Annual #14 (1979), Fantastic Four #223 (October 1980), The Vision and the Scarlet Witch #3 (December 1985), The Avengers 2000 Annual, Marvel Knights: 4 #25-27 (February–April 2006), and Four #30 (August 2006).
Gazelle is a daughter of Nicholas Scratch and is a member of Salem's Seven. Wizard reformed the Frightful Four using Gazelle, Reptilla, and Vertigo of Salem's Seven, and they attacked Chicago to get the attention of Mister Fantastic. Mister Fantastic was almost defeated by the Frightful Four until Scarlet Witch appeared to help him.
Gazelle has super-speed and agility. She appeared as part of the "Salem's Seven" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #19.
Geatar is a villainous alien in the Marvel Universe.
Geatar in other media
Geatar appeared in the Silver Surfer TV series voiced by Howard Jerome.
Geb is a member of the Heliopolitans in the Marvel Universe. The character, based on the Geb of Egyptian mythology, was created by Bill Mantlo and John Buscema, and first appeared in Thor #241 (November 1975).
The character subsequently appeared in Thor Vol. 1 #137-138 (February–March 1967), 210-211 (April–May 1973), 238-239 (August–September 1975), 253 (November 1976), Marvel Graphic Novel #15 - 'The Raven Banner' (1985), Warlock and the Infinity Watch #24 (January 1994), Journey Into Mystery #504-505 (December 1996-January 1997), #512 (September 1997), Thor Vol. 2 #14 (August 1999), and #42 (December 2001).
Geirrodur is the King of the Trolls that live beneath Asgard.[volume & issue needed] Geirrodur carries a spear called Tordenstok. It is made of uru, a metal found only in the realm of the Trolls, and has certain mystical properties as well as being virtually unbreakable. Geirrodur has enslaved Orikal on more than one occasion.
Geirrodur received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #5.
Geist had been an adviser for Adolf Hitler during World War II, and gave Hitler ideas on how to run the concentration camps. To escape war crime punishment, he used German rocket scientists to help the OSS. He later participated in questionable CIA operations. During Wolverine #17 and later issues, however, he was an adviser to President Caridad, of the fictional South American country Tierra Verde. Caridad wanted Geist to create a superhero and champion for Tierra Verde, much like Captain America. He was experimenting on humans with a special crop of cocaine, which drove the victims mad. His main guinea pig was Roughouse. Wolverine learned of this, and even though Roughouse had been his enemy, he helped him escape.
Wolverine cut off Geist's metal shell, leaving him to die. However, Tierra Verde allowed CIA agents to bring Geist out of the country allowing subsequent repairs. Soon after that, Magneto caught up with him and brought him into an abandoned house, exacting his revenge for the death of Magnus' wife and supposedly killing him off-panel.
Steve Gerber is a fictionalized version of the real Steve Gerber in Marvel Comics. He was created by Steve Gerber and Jim Mooney and first appeared in Man-Thing #3 (March 1974). He is aided by a passing Richard Rory and Ruth Hart who inform him that he is using an out of date map. In return for helping him, he gives them two gallons of gas. In the very next issue Rory mistakes Gerber for the Foolkiller and knocks him out. When he comes to and learns why Rory did it, he sympathizes with him. Later on, it's revealed that all of the Man-Thing's adventures were not of Gerber's creation, but were real adventures told to him by Dakimh the Enchanter. He aids both Dakimh and Man-Thing in defeating Thog and afterwards calls Len Wein to inform him that he will no longer be working on Man-Thing anymore.
In other media
Steve Gerber appeared in the Sci-Fi Channel adaptation of Man-Thing played by English actor William Zappa. He is depicted as an old, racist security guard who works for Frederick Schist's oil drilling company. When Schist's machinery is sabotaged, Gerber is quick to blame local native american Rene LaRoque, unaware that Man-Thing was the one behind the sabotage. He is later killed by the creature when it forces branches to grow out of his body.
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When the X-Man Havok is found in a comatose state, she is assigned to his care. Despite Havok's only real reaction being an energetic appreciation of the sunlight, she develops romantic feelings towards him. When the X-Men discover he is still alive (as he was presumed dead), Cyclops, Alex's brother, comes to collect him. Annie and her son soon move in.
While Annie is a normal human, her son, Carter Ghazikhanian, is a mutant. Annie has some anti-mutant prejudices, but she tries getting over them. She developed a personal friendship with the X-Man Northstar, and kept secret his romantic feelings for Iceman. She is seen many times administering to wounded X-Men.
When Havok wakes from his coma he pursues a relationship with Annie, even after becoming engaged to Polaris. Havok later leaves Polaris at the wedding altar, further damaging the woman's already-shaky mental state. He and Annie have a romantic relationship (despite her occasional flirts with Iceman) until she leaves the mansion. She fears for her son's safety because of supervillain attacks upon the mansion.
Carter is the son of Annie Ghazikhanian, the former nurse at the Xavier Institute. Since their move to the school, Carter struck up a friendship with the young aquatic mutant Sammy, alias the Squidboy. When Carter tries to help Alex Summers, the X-Man known as Havok, from his coma, something strange occurs which rendered Carter unconscious. His consciousness became ensnared by the essence of the evil counterpart of Havok from the Mutant X universe, but Carter and the real Alex were rescued by Professor X. After the rescue, the Professor indicates he wants to talk to Annie about Carter's father, whose identity has yet to be revealed.
Annie later took him away from the Xavier Institute when she found it a too dangerous place for him. During their exit from the facilities, the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by the ex-Acolyte Exodus, attack the Institute. One of the Brotherhood's many victims is Sammy. Carter telepathically detects Sammy's brutal death.
Also, while they leave, the Astral projection of an undetermined person is shown next to Carter's face. Annie seems unaware of this projection. Carter's dialogue and expression at this time hint that he is under the control of this individual. The projection was later revealed by Austen as the intended return of Cassandra Nova, but on his departure from the books, the storyline was dropped.
Carter Ghazikhanian is a mutant who possesses both telepathic and telekinetic abilities. The full extent of Carter's powers, however, are still undetermined.
In X-Men: The End Carter is depicted as a deeply traumatized child, possibly as a result of the deaths of both his mother and Havok, and spends his time in an almost autistic state. His powers have evolved to the point of being able to create solid psionic constructs, as he is seen playing in a castle he created. He is killed, along with most of the student body, when Skrulls invade the mansion.
Ghost Girl ll (Lili Stephens)
Ghost Girl is a former member of the superhero team Alpha Flight. Department H call her a "Legacy" case, but they never explained what that means. She possesses the ability to "phase" or literally pass through solid matter by passing her atoms through the spaces between the atoms of the object through which she is moving. Being intangible she becomes invulnerable to physical attacks. It's unknown if she has the skill with phasing as Shadowcat does. Her powers were never explained; it may be assumed she uses the same process Shadowcat does.
Ghost Girl can also use her intangible body to create gateways through solid objects for others to use. She has created pathways for Puck and Flex to pass through her, and doing so tickles her.
Ghost Girl (Crusaders)
During World War II, Ghost Girl was a member of the Crusaders. She was a Scottish girl who was given a machine which could refract light so as to make herself appear to be a meter away from where she really was. She later abandoned the machine after the belt that powered it was destroyed and she learned of its Nazi origins.[volume & issue needed]
Ghost Rider 2099
The Ghoul was a mutant who was still empowered following the restoration of reality after it was warped by the Scarlet Witch, the M-Day. Coming to believe that he was pure and that mutants who lost their powers were tainted, the Ghoul set about murdering ex-mutants. Wanting his story to be told, the Ghoul alerted reporter Sally Floyd to the murders. Seeking to put a stop to the carnage, Floyd convinced the mutant Archangel to help lure the Ghoul into the open by using himself as bait. The plan worked, and the X-Men were able to rescue Sally Floyd as Cyclops blew up the tower. The Ghoul was reported to have been arrested after that.
Ghoul is a mutant with a pyrotechnic power who can also teleport short distances (though this causes him pain to do so), can subconsciously disrupt telepathy, had superhuman strength and was able to fire energy blasts. The Ghoul also possesses a stunted third arm.
The character subsequently appears in Fantastic Four #134-136 (May–July 1973), and Untold Tales of Spider-Man #21 (May 1997).
Gregory Gideon was a ruthless multi-billionaire who once intended to dominate the world through his financial power. Meeting with his international business rivals, Gideon declared that he would meet any challenge they proposed; they challenged him to defeat the Fantastic Four within one week. He sent an impostor of the Thing to aggravate Mister Fantastic, and managed to convince the Invisible Girl that her brother, the Human Torch had been replaced with a robot by Doctor Doom. Gideon's son, Thomas, was a fan of the Fantastic Four and went to warn them of his father's plan. When Gideon nearly lost Thomas, he swore off his plan and vowed to spend more time with his family.[volume & issue needed]
With his wife Claire and son Thomas, Gideon was aboard a private jet when it was caught in the heat-pulse and blast wave of a Russian nuclear weapon test. The plane crashed, killing all but Gregory and Thomas. Picked up by a Russian trawler, the two Gideons were eventually hospitalized. There they were told that they were dying of radiation poisoning. The elder Gideon dedicated his remaining months to designing a device to tap the mutated genes of the Fantastic Four which he believed would somehow reverse his cellular decay and that of his son at the expense of the Fantastic Four's lives.[volume & issue needed]
His selfish scheme was thwarted by the hero team, and the elder Gideon was killed when his pawn, the robot Dragon Man, broke free of his control. The alien Shaper of Worlds later took Thomas Gideon, cured him of his fatal disease, and helped him attain his true potential as Glorian.
Karla Faye Gideon
Karla Faye Gideon was the wife of Howard Gideon and together had a son named Bradley. Her family was far from perfect as Howard would severely beat Karla and Bradley. This would eventually lead to Bradley's death. In her first appearance, Karla contacted Matt Murdock to talk about her son's death. Despite Gideon's abuse, Karla defended her husband, though it is implied that he forced her to defend him. Gideon would even remove his own teeth and claim, along with Karla, that Daredevil beat him. Seven years later, Daredevil would save Karla from Gideon finally proving his guilt and freeing Karla from a life of abuse.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
On the show, Karla was a nurse who entered an abusive relationship. Desperate to defend herself, she grafted scalpel blades to her fingernails and killed her lover. She went on a killing spree before being apprehended by S.H.I.E.L.D. and placed on the Index, a list of "special" people.
She is later approached by Calvin Zabo to join his team of special individuals, which he later calls the "Slicing Talons". After some hesitation, she agrees and joins Calvin, Wendell Levi and Francis Noche in releasing David Angar from confinement. While at a diner, she once again hesitates about getting revenge on S.H.I.E.L.D., but goes along with it after Calvin reveals that they "took" his daughter from him.
In order to get S.H.I.E.L.D.'s attention, Angar uses his powers to knock out an entire high school football field and wait for Phil Coulson and his team to show up. Karla takes on Bobbi Morse in a heated battle, but in the end Bobbi comes out victorious and Karla is taken back into custody.
Gin Genie (Rebecca "Beckah" Parker) is a fictional mutant superhero in the Marvel Universe. She was created by Peter Milligan and Mike Allred, and her first appearance was in X-Force #116 (July 2001).
Gin Genie is already a well-established superhero when she first appears in the pages of X-Force with her teammates. There is tension, as U-Go Girl states that 'being a fan' of Gin Genie is similar to posting one's Alcoholics Anonymous records on the internet.
Her first shown mission with the group is to North Africa. They battle drug-addled tribesmen who are attempting to overthrow the local government. During the mission, Genie's teammate Sluk dies in a tank explosion. Genie herself gets a low performance rating, as her alcohol mixing produces dangerous tremors.
Later at home, she gets performance anxiety. Plazm uses her powers to help calm her down. She is also shown worrying about her skin and how it would look for TV.
X-Force's main leader, Coach arranges for a mission that would gain lots of publicity, easily. Or so he says. The manufactured boy band 'Boys R Us' has been taken hostage in the Sonic TV studios, set deep in the city. Already, one of them has been killed. The terrorists, who just want money, are deemed perfect adversaries.
The team teleports in and all is going as planned until a helicopter gunship opens fire. Genie, the terrorists, the hostages and most of X-Force all die. The only survivors are Anarchist and U-Go Girl. The latter sends the copter crew plunging to their deaths.
Beckah could project energy to create tremors within the ground. There was some indication that alcohol helped or increased her powers.
The character, created by Jim Valentino, first appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy #11 (April 1991) as host of the Phoenix Force of the alternate timeline/reality Marvel Comics designated as Earth-691.
Within the context of the stories, Giraud is a human inhabitant of the planet of New Haven, a world colonized by mutants, that is doomed by an instability in its core. Starhawk of the Guardians of the Galaxy offers Giraud a way to save his people: Become host to the Phoenix Force. As Phoenix, he consumes the planet but uses the absorbed energy to teleport his people to safety.[volume & issue needed]
Giraud joins the Guardians for a time. When a deadly psychic virus nearly drives him insane, and he destroys several lifeless planets before the Phoenix Force helps him heal himself, he leaves the team.[volume & issue needed]
Giraud would later form the Galactic Guardians alongside other superheroes, after they gathered to combat an ancient viral threat corrupting Mainframe and a future version of Korvac.[volume & issue needed]
Giraud's Powers and abilities
Giraud is a non-powered human bonded with the Phoenix Force. Because of this he is able to use telekinesis, fire flaming psychic force blasts, fly at high speeds, absorb virtually any form of energy to increase these abilities. He can also use it to teleport vast amounts of matter over immense distances by converting the matter into energy and then turning it back into matter at a desired location. It also allows him to fly through the vacuum of space without harm and to heal himself almost instantly if damaged. When he uses his powers, he is surrounded by an aura of psionic fire that takes the shape of a bird.
Glamor is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. She first appeared in The Vision and the Scarlet Witch #4 (Jan 1986), and was created by Steve Englehart and Richard Howell. The character subsequently appeared in Witches #1-2 (August 2004).
Glynis Zarkov and her husband Ilya Zarkov lived in the quiet town of Leonia, New Jersey, when the Vision and Scarlet Witch came to live there. When the superheroes moved to the town, local bigots burned down their house. Determined to stay in the town, they bought another house. The Zarkov’s befriended and helped the superheroes, fearing that they might become targets too.[volume & issue needed]
As Glamor, Glynis has the ability to control the density of her body’s molecules, either increasing or decreasing her mass much as the Vision can do. By reducing her mass, Glamor can become intangible. She also has the ability to separate her body into segments without harm to herself, and rejoin the segments to regain her normal form.
Glamor received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #5.
- Heather Glenn
Joseph "Joe" Timms
Sumner Samuel Beckwith
Nothing is known of Gloom's life before his appearance at the Xavier Institute. He was one of the many mutants who enrolled in Xavier's school after he outed himself worldwide as a mutant.[volume & issue needed] He used his powers on both Bishop and Sage when they were "trespassing" on school grounds against Emma Frost's will.
Gloom could release a nerve-dampening darkness that temporarily disables another person’s ability to see.
Other characters named Gloom
The character subsequently appears in Alpha Flight #53-62 (December 1987-September 1988), #64-71 (November 1988-June 1989), #82 (March 1990), #109-112 (June–September 1992), and #120 (May 1993).
One of a pair of fraternal twins, before birth, it was revealed that Goblyn was a mutant and would be of monstrous appearance. Her parents decided that for her own good she would be aborted. Sensing the danger, her sister Laura used her own mutant ability to send Goblyn to another dimension where she would be safe. Later Laura would return her to Earth,[volume & issue needed] where they would both become involved with Alpha Flight.[volume & issue needed]
Goblyn received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89 #3.
- John Gold
A former student from Midtown High School, he accidentally killed his father when his powers manifested, however he actually enjoyed it and began slaying homeless people. He was discovered by Spider-Man and Wolverine but vanished in an explosion when Wolverine disrupted his power by stabbing him in the arm with a claw. He next reappeared and encountered the Hulk and was captured by a version of Tony Stark from an alternate reality, who sought to use him to return to his home dimension.[volume & issue needed] He once again vanished when X-23 stabbed him but reappeared next to the Wendigo.[volume & issue needed]
Goldeneye is a fictional character in Marvel Comics. He first appeared in Power Man and Iron Fist #86 (October, 1982).
Goldeneye was hired to destroy an express train, and used a series of attempts on the life of one of the passengers to cover the true motives. Power Man and Iron Fist, who had been hired to protect the train, broke through the bottom of the train and subdued Goldeneye's men. Power Man suspected an inside job, and so they headed back to New York, where they caught Goldeneye's employer paying him off. Goldeneye used his nerve blast in an attempt to stop Power Man, but Cage knocked him out with a single swat.[volume & issue needed]
Goldeneye's right eye is capable of firing a stun blast.
Inspector Golem works for an unnamed U.S. government agency, and deals with supernatural matters such as the return of Dracula. He seemingly has certain psychic powers, amplified by a gemstone he wears on his wrist, and claims an 87% accuracy rating at locating perpetrators of certain events.
Investigating the deaths of members of a cult called The Belonging, he discovered the involvement of Dracula, but was too late to take part in the Vampire Hunters' final battle with him. He then sought out a minor mystic named Katinka in order to recruit new allies against the vampire menace.
Mikula Golubev was born in the Soviet Union. He was born with psychic powers, including those of levitation. He was named Mikula by his parents, after the Bogatyri member from Russian folklore who could lift a plough with one hand when an entire troop of Bogatyri could not.
Golubev and his allies attack a Canadian/American scientific installation as a first step to start a new war with America.
Mikula Golubev was born with psychic powers, including those of levitation.
Gomi (Alphonsus Lefszycic) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created by Jo Duffy and Kerry Gammill, and his first appearance was in Fallen Angels #2 (May 1987). The character subsequently appears in Fallen Angels #3-8 (June–November 1987).
Alphonsus Lefszycic gains his powers from his older brother, a researcher in bionics. His brother's initial research results in two cybernetically enhanced lobsters named "Don" and "Bill". Alphonsus' brother and his partner treat him harshly and give him the nickname "Gomi" which comes from a Japanese word meaning 'junk'. Gomi idolizes the two and at first does not realize he is being mistreated.[volume & issue needed]
Under pressure to produce results beyond the lobsters, the scientists experiment on Gomi himself and attempt to give him telekinetic abilities (the scientists view telekinesis as being the perfect power, but as they are also hero-geeks who idolize Marvel Girl/Phoenix, it's a little hard to work out which is cause and which is effect). When Gomi's new cybernetics produce a powerful, destructive blast, further funding for the project is denied. Gomi steals the lobsters, to save them from being eaten, and runs away. It soon turns out Gomi has a psychic link with the lobsters.[volume & issue needed]
Gomi eventually joins the Fallen Angels, a team of adolescent mutant heroes that were a spin-off from the New Mutants team, and their adventures take him out of this dimension entirely. Gomi suffers a tragedy when the team enlists the red tyrannosaurus Devil Dinosaur and his ape-like companion Moon-Boy. Devil Dinosaur accidentally steps on Don, killing him. Despite this, Gomi sticks with the team, later assisting them in battling an alien organization who wishes to capture mutants to jumpstart their race's evolution.[volume & issue needed]
Gomi is a cyborg telekinetic with limited ability to move objects with his mind. He most often manifested this ability with a concussive blast as a solid beam of uni-directional force. This blast was easily capable of hurling grown men considerable distances and damaging property. His genetically engineered bionic lobsters Don and Bill both possessed exceptional strength, endurance, and stamina far beyond that of standard crustaceans, and even that of normal humans.
Gomi received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89 #3.
Michele Gonzales is a supporting character in Marvel Comics' Spider-Man series. She first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #592 as the older sister of Vin Gonzales who went to represent her brother in court. Later she becomes Peter Parker's roommate and a potential love interest. She is a criminal defense lawyer and is known for her volcanic temper. She is a student of Muay Thai and Tae Bo Kickboxing and also has a shotgun in her bedroom.
When Michele's brother, NYPD officer Vin Gonzales, was arrested and sent to prison for his part in the spider-tracer killings, after she helped him secure a plea bargain for a reduced sentence, she moved into his apartment - of which she was signed up as the co-tenant - to look after the place. Peter had been gone for two months and was unaware that she had moved in, and their first meeting does not paint him in a good light. After living with him for a little bit, she softened towards him and accompanied him to the wedding of Aunt May. When Peter's ex-girlfriend, Mary Jane Watson showed up, he began drinking in excess and woke up the next morning in bed with Michele.
When The Chameleon kidnapped Peter in order to infiltrate the office of Mayor J. Jonah Jameson, he and Michele sleep together, with her believing it to be Peter. When Peter escapes, he finds that Michele now believes them to be boyfriend and girlfriend and has imposed a lot of new rules, such as when to be home and when to go to bed. Unable to take her demands any longer, Peter tells her that it was the Chameleon, and not he that she slept with. Michele is enraged, believing it to be a lie and punches him in the face, sending him to the floor. Michele's anger continues to boil for some time. During "The Gauntlet" Electro gains an upgrade in powers thanks to Sasha Kravinoff and her family. He campaigns against corporate tyrants such as Dexter Bennett and gets quite a lot of momentum going for his cause. While working on a way to defeat Electro, Peter short circuits the apartment, sending Michele into an ever-fouler mood than she was previously.
Peter eventually gets to know her softer side when she brings home one of her clients. Michele has been defending him for years, and trying to help him get his life back on track. Peter falsely believes the client to be her new boyfriend, and when his spider-sense goes off in the man's presence, he follows him to find that he is involved with criminal gang-leader The Hood. Michele also followed him and the client reveals his guilt and attempts to hurt Michele when Peter saves her. She confides in him how she thought she could make a difference. Peter tells her that she is a good person and the two reach an understanding and decide to be friends, her fury temporarily subsided. However, Michele is later seen selling Peter's clothes to pay for his part of their rent.
Michele had arranged for Peter to come with her to pick up her brother, Vin, from prison. Peter got delayed by his duties as Spider-Man which made Michele angry. She was shocked and even angrier when he beat her to Vin, despite telling her he would be late. He was able to get there faster as Spider-Man. Vin remarks how their bickering reminds him of a couple, but Michele claims that she is "over" Peter. She goes to Harry's farewell party with Peter and Vin, but leaves New York soon after. With Peter now dating Carlie Cooper and Vin's legal troubles over, she is free to go back to her law firm in Chicago. As she locks their apartment one final time, she wishes Peter well with his life and tells him he's not a bad guy.
Michele Gonzales in other media
- It is believed Michele Gonzales would appear in the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming, portrayed by Zendaya.
Very little is known about Gorgeous George, but it is known that he was a member of the Nasty Boys, a group of young mutants whose first and only missions were against the government sponsored X-Factor.[volume & issue needed] The Nasty Boys were lackeys of the super-villain Mister Sinister. The goal of the group was to gain influence and power in the legislative areas of Washington D.C..
Gorgeous George is Australian. He is able to do many things with his tar-like body, and he once attempted to choke Strong Guy by entering his lungs.[volume & issue needed] It is unknown if Gorgeous George retained his mutant powers after M-Day.
George has an elastic, tar-like body that can stretch and puddle. His power makes him exceptionally resistant to injury, as he survived Strong Guy breaking through his hardened form, and was also able to reconfigure himself after being blown apart by Havok.
Gorgeous George appeared in the title What If?.
Gorgeous George in other media
- Gorgeous George played a prominent role in the X-Men animated series voiced by Rod Wilson. He is shown as a member of Mister Sinister's Nasty Boys. He also appeared in X-Men Adventures, a comic which was based on the animated series.
Within the context of the stories, Grappler became a master of leverage, both in a physical and financial sense, when advised to study leverage as a youth. He carried a flexible steel rod used as a battle staff, the blunt end of which contained a coil of cable which can be used to entangle an opponent, or serve as a cable to be reeled in. He also used a radio-controlled plane for transportation. His attempt to put leverage to criminal use by stealing an armored car filled with gold is halted by She-Hulk. Later, the Grappler tries to steal coutroom files in order to gain blackmail material. He again confronts She-Hulk, and in his attempt to escape, almost kills her father. She-Hulk creates a shockwave that stuns and stops him.
The Grappler is approached by the villain Firebrand to meet at the "Bar With No Name", to discuss the Scourge of the Underworld, who has been killing villains. The Grappler joins with several other villains at the facility. However, the bartender is the Scourge, who kills everyone.
- Artemus Greel
Dr. Bart Hamilton
- Emil Gregg
Brian Grey is a member of the extended "Grey Family" in the Marvel Universe.
Elaine Grey is a member of the extended "Grey Family" in the Marvel Universe.
During the "End of Greys" story arc, Elaine is the last member of the Grey family to be killed by the Shi'ar Death Commandos. Surviving the initial attack under the protection by both Rachel Summers and Psylocke, she watches the death of her entire family. She denounces Rachel as being her granddaughter and wishes that her daughter Jean had never been born before dying from an optic blast from Black Cloak.
Elaine Grey in other media
The character of Elaine Grey has been adapted for appearances in two of the animated television shows and one of the feature films based on the X-Men franchise.
- X-Men episodes including "The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 3): The Dark Phoenix" and "The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 4): The Fate of the Phoenix".
- X-Men: Evolution episodes in non-speaking cameos.
- X-Men: The Last Stand played by Desiree Zurowski in a prologue of the film.
- Jean Grey (Past)
John Grey is a history professor and member of the extended "Grey Family" in the Marvel Universe.
Within the context of the stories, John Grey is the father Jean Grey and husband of Elaine Grey. He was portrayed as a history professor employed at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.[volume & issue needed]
Other versions of John Grey
Characters based on John Grey have appeared in various X-Men stories that are set outside the standard Marvel continuity.
- X-Men: The End features an alternate future of the X-Men in which Doctor Grey is still alive.
- In the Ultimate Marvel continuity Professor Grey appears in various issues of Ultimate X-Men and in Ultimate War #2. Within this continuity he and his wife place Jean into a mental institution at a young age as her telepathy manifests. In a later appearance it is stated that he can recognize the feeling of telepathic scanning.
John Grey in other media
The character of John Grey has been adapted for appearances in two of the animated television shows and one of the feature films based on the X-Men franchise.
- X-Men: Evolution episodes in non-speaking cameos.
- Wolverine and the X-Men episodes as an old friend of Charles Xavier.
- X-Men: The Last Stand in a prologue of the film.
Within the context of the stories, Sara Grey is the older sister of Jean Grey-Summers, wife of Paul Bailey, and mother of Gailyn and Joey Bailey. Throughout her appearances she was portrayed as a firm believer in the mutant cause.
Sara goes missing after Jean's resurrection. While the X-Men believe that one of many mutant-hating groups are responsible, she had been absorbed by the Phalanx into its system. She is eventually found by Banshee, but the rescue comes too late to save her.[volume & issue needed]
Sara Grey in other media
The character of Sara Grey has appeared in non-speaking cameos in two of the animated television shows based on the X-Men franchise.
- X-Men episodes "The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 3): The Dark Phoenix" and "The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 4): The Fate of the Phoenix".
- X-Men: Evolution episodes including "On Angel's Wings".
Greystone is from the same alternate future as Bishop, Archer, Fixx, and Shard. He is a member of the Xavier Underground Enforcers (XUE), a rogue branch of the Xavier's Security Enforcers (XSE) who wanted to travel back in time and change their future.
When he was a child, Greystone lived with his mother in a type of mutant concentration camp. As part of their punishment, each prisoner was required to have an "M" branded over their right eye to outwardly signify their status as a mutant. During his branding process by an evil man named Micah, Greystone panicked and—due to the large amount of stress—manifested his mutant power years before the traditional onset at puberty. This resulted in him breaking the machine (leaving him with only a partial brand), and trying to break out with his mother. Micah shot and killed her and was about to kill Greystone too if not for the incitement of the Summers Rebellion which ultimately led to mutant freedom. However, this was not as grand as it seemed, for Greystone became an orphan and a street urchin outside the confines of the camp.
Upon discovering that Shard was in the present, the X.U.E. managed to travel back in time due to the psionic link Fixx created between the members of the X.U.E. which Shard was also a member of, and inhabited the bodies of three recently deceased people. Greystone inhabited the body of the adolescent teen Brian Young.
While looking in the newspaper one day, Greystone happens to see the picture of a young boy named Micah. He immediately recognizes him as the same Micah who murdered his mother and concocts a plan to murder the child, thus averting his future and his mother's death. He, along with Fixx and Archer, track down the boy and Greystone tries to kill him. Archer and Fixx convince him that it is unethical to condemn the child for crimes he has not yet committed and the trio leaves. They had tried to change the future but instead ended up joining X-Factor.
Greystone slowly developed temporal insanity, believing that his mission was accomplished, and he could go home to a better world and be reunited with his mother, who might theoretically be alive. In an attempt to return to his own time, Greystone built a flying time machine, but due to shoddy craftmanship and unsound theories, the craft exploded, seemingly killing Greystone and Havok, who was attempting to stop him.
Greystone can increase his body mass, density, durability, stamina and strength exponentially but at a price: the bigger he gets, the more deformed and horrific-looking he becomes. Greystone can appear as his host body or in his original body—humorously a small, white child—also carrying the memories from both bodies.
David "D.W." Griffith is an ally of Luke Cage in Marvel Comics. He was created by Archie Goodwin and George Tuska and he first appeared in Hero for Hire #2 (August 1972). He operated the Gem Theater and rented out a room for Luke Cage when he needed a place to stay. Despite the theater being a constant source of destruction, Griffith remained a faithful friend to Cage mostly because he considered him his only friend. Griffith was also a film student and wanted to produce his own production company. His theater was used a base for the Mighty Avengers.
In other media
Dave Griffith makes a recurring appearance on Luke Cage played by Jeremiah Richard Craft. He is black, as opposed to Caucasian like in the comics, and is usually seen on the streets attempting to sell bootleg recordings of "The Incident". He appears in the episode You Know My Steez, filming the street fight between Luke Cage and Willis Stryker.
Grogg is a fictional monster character from the Marvel Universe who first appeared in Strange Tales #83 (April 1961).
Grogg is a giant who possesses super-strength, can fly and also breathe flames. He lived below the surface of the former Soviet Union but was revived and freed by atomic bomb testing under Colonel Vorcutsky. Grogg pursued all those involved with testing and fought off communists. He then relocated to Earth's moon but later returned to Earth. Miklos Kozlov, a scientist/political prisoner sabotaged the Soviet's plan to build a military base on Mars by tricking Grogg into entering their ship, Kozlov escaped using a smoke screen, leaving Grogg captured and trapped where he was allegedly sent to Mars. Through unknown means he returned to Earth and was captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. where he was placed in that organization's Paranormal Containment Unit.
Other characters named Grogg
There was another Grogg who appeared in Avengers #328-331. It was from the Dimension of Exile and a then-ally of Ngh the Unspeakable. It was a large and super-strong creature.
Gronk serves as a bodyguard for Maelstrom. He is one of Maelstrom's three minions. Alongside Maelstrom's other Minions, Helio and Phobius, Gronk was dispatched by Maelstrom to Hydro-Base to steal the Anti-Terrigen Compound. He battled Mister Fantastic, the Thing, Gorgon, Karnak, and Stingray. The Minions were captured, but then put to death by Deathurge at Maelstrom's command.
Gronk's cloned body was later activated by Maelstrom, and dispatched along with the other Minions against the Avengers. The Minions confronted Iron Man and Starfox, but were coerced into helping the Avengers by Starfox and was rendered unconscious by Wonder Man. The Minions's spare clonal bodies were destroyed, and they were taken captive.
Gronk is superhumanly strong thanks to a chemical enhancement of his genetic potential with the mutagenic Terrigen Mist. He can also secrete a highly adhesive chemical, enabling him to adhere to anything or make anything adhere to him.
The character subsequently appears in Ms. Marvel #6 (June 1977), #8 (August 1977), The Avengers Annual #20 (1991), Avengers West Coast Annual #6 (1991), Iron Man Annual #12 (1991), and Thor #481 (December 1994).
Prince Gor-Tok, also known as Grotesk, is the former prince of a warlike, civilized race of Gortokian Subterraneans with human intelligence and virtually human appearance. Underground atomic explosions created by surface humans led to the extinction of the entire race except for Grotesk, who, his mind and body first distorted by radiation, vows to destroy the entire surface world.
Grotesk encounters the heroic mutants the X-Men on his first foray to the surface world. He fights them, and kills the Changeling (who, at the time was posing as Professor X to the X-Men).[volume & issue needed]
Grotto is a small-time criminal and the frequent partner of Turk Barrett. Like Turk, he works for Eric Slaughter and the Kingpin, resulting in frequent encounters with Daredevil. Although generally regarded as unintelligent, Grotto often tries to act as a voice of reason to Turk's aggressive and overconfident behavior.
Grotto in other media
- Grotto appears in the second season of Daredevil, portrayed by McCaleb Burnett. The series gives him the identity of Elliot Grote, a member of the Kitchen Irish mob, who comes seeking protection from Nelson & Murdock and the authorities after his gang is attacked by the vigilante known as the Punisher. However, they instead use Grotto as bait for the vigilante, which fails. He is captured by the Punisher whilst trying to escape Hell's Kitchen and killed by the vigilante, who was trying to force Daredevil into killing either one of them.
Sean Bernard was once a Vancouver police officer. He was ambushed by some of his fellow officers once he reported them to internal affairs for drug trafficking. Saved by Wolverine, Sean was soon taken into the custody of Department H and trained as one of their agents. This is where he met James Hudson, the original Guardian.
James gave Sean a battlesuit, the Groundhog suit (that was originally intended for the purpose of terraforming) and Sean was inducted into The Flight (the precursor to Alpha Flight). He meets Stitch, who takes an instant liking to him. After their first mission against Egghead in which his teammate Saint Elmo dies, Sean gives up heroics and leaves the Flight upset at the fact that most of its team members were lunatics and untrained fighters. He returned to the Vancouver Police where no murder charges were brought up. From there, he watched as the Alpha Flight team was introduced.
Groundhog possesses no powers beyond being in top physical condition. The Weapon Alpha prototype armor he wore possessed several abilities including flight, enhanced strength, and the ability to fire electro-magnetic blasts from the glove units.
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