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The character has claws similar to Sabretooth's claws. He has a healing factor, enhanced physical capabilities, and temper similar to Wolverine's.[volume & issue needed] His healing factor allows him to rapidly regenerate damaged or destroyed areas of his cellular structure and affords him virtual immunity to poisons and most drugs, as well as enhanced resistance to diseases. He has superhuman strength and naturally sharp fangs and claws, and has reinforced his claws with adamantium sheaths.
Gwenny Lou Sabuki
Gwendolyne "Gwenny" Lou Sabuki was the second Golden Girl introduced by Marvel, making her first appearance in 1978, but her World War II-era character predates the post-war, Betsy Ross, Golden Girl. Created by writer Roy Thomas and penciller Frank Robbins in the retcon series The Invaders #26 (March 1978), she had appeared, sans power, as Gwenny Lou, gaining her powers in the following issue, #27 (April 1978). She went on to appear as Golden Girl in #28 (May 1978) and #38 (March 1979). A flashback story featuring the Kid Commandos is in All-New Invaders Issues 6-7.
During World War II, teenaged Gwenny Lou Sabuki, the daughter of Japanese-American scientist Dr. Sam Sabuki, was present at a stateside battle in which sidekicks Bucky (real name James Buchanan Barnes) and Toro (Thomas Raymond) of the superhero team the Invaders fought the supervillain Agent Axis. There one of Dr. Sabuki's inventions accidentally gave Gwenny Lou and her friend David "Davey" Mitchell superhuman powers. Gwenny Lou gained the power to generate light and energy and project golden force beams from her hands, while Mitchell gained the ability to spin at superhuman speeds. She became Golden Girl and he the Human Top. The four youthful heroes defeated Agent Axis and later formed the Kid Commandos, who were allied with the adult Invaders.[volume & issue needed]
The Kid Commandos even fought the Invaders, when they disagreed with the military's use of a Tsunami Bomb, which would have caused too much collateral damage. The bomb was never used, when the Invaders saw the testing sight was populated with civilians.
Gwenny Lou later helped found the post-war organization known as the V-Battalion. Gwenny eventually changed her superhero name to Golden Woman, before she died in 1961. Her son and her granddaughter became the superheroes Golden Sun and Goldfire, respectively, though Golden Sun died when his own daughter was five years old. Another of Gwenny Lou's granddaughters eventually became the Japanese heroine Radiance.
After being exposed to a scientific invention, the Golden Girl gained the power to generate light and energy. She can also project golden force beams from her hands.
Life Model Decoy
Life Model Decoy II
Happy Sam Sawyer
Lt. Rafael 'Rafe' Scarfe is a fictional New York City Police Lieutenant in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Pat Broderick, first appeared in Marvel Premiere #23 (August 1975).
Rafe was a former Vietnam War veteran who returned to New York to become a police officer. He grew close to his partner Misty Knight and when she lost her arm in a bomb explosion, Scarfe never left her side. He was a recurring ally of Iron Fist, and later Luke Cage when the two came together to form Heroes for Hire and teamed up with Misty and Colleen Wing, often helping them with cases and arresting the bad guys they fought. He even teamed up with Spider-Man ally Jean DeWolff. Years later, in the Shadowland storyline, Scarfe later went rogue and tried to frame Daredevil for the murder of several criminals. He is later captured by his former partner Misty Knight.
Rafael Scarfe in other media
- Scarfe appears in Luke Cage, portrayed by Frank Whaley. In season 1, he is a corrupt NYPD Detective at the 29th Precinct, partner of Misty Knight, and in the employ of Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes. When Scarfe tries to blackmail Cottonmouth, Cottonmouth kills him. In season 2, the circumstances of Scarfe's death lead to every case he worked on being reopened.
Michael Van Patrick
LMD / Jacques LaPoint
Scourge of the Underworld
Señor Muerte / Señor Suerte
Val, the Galadorian
Shanna the She-Devil
Shaper of Worlds
Shotgun (J.R. Walker) is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.
J.R. Walker was once a soldier in the United States Army. Later, he became an assassin working for the CIA. The CIA and Skip Ash sent Shotgun to retrieve Number 9, a young blonde woman. He wound up battling Daredevil.
He has worked side-by-side with the Punisher at one point, teaming up with him to destroy the Carbone crime family. Shotgun had been hired to do this because the Carbones were not the 'tame' Mafiosi the government enjoyed. Shotgun saves the Punisher and the life of his ally Mickey Fondozzi. Shotgun and the Punisher then work to slaughter an isolated island full of international Mafia members. This particular battle results in the destruction of most of the Carbone family, a longtime target of the Punisher. Rosalie Carbone is left in charge.
Shotgun is an athletic man with no superhuman powers. He is a highly experienced hand-to-hand combatant, and an expert marksman with most known firearms.
Shotgun wears body armor (Kevlar) for protection. He uses a high-powered recoilless rifle firing a variety of explosive, concussive, combustible, and disintegrative ammunition. He also has a specially-designed one-man tank. Shotgun's equipment was designed by Central Intelligence Agency weaponry research and design.
Jerry Morgan is a genius in the organic sciences, and worked as a biologist and biochemist before becoming a professional criminal. Morgan experimented in cellular compression, and once succeeded in reducing his own size, using a gas similar to that used by Dr. Henry Pym to reduce his own size. However, a subsequent experiment reduced the size of Morgan's skeleton somewhat, leaving his skin hanging loosely from his bones.[volume & issue needed] Morgan later joined the Headmen in their quest to use their intellectual talents to take control of the world.[volume & issue needed] Dr. Jerold Morgan first appeared in World of Fantasy #11 (April 1958), and was created by Angelo Torres. This story was reprinted in Weird Wonder Tales #7 (December 1974).
Shingen "Shin" Harada
Silver Scorpion (Elizabeth Barstow) first appeared in Daring Mystery Comics #7 (April 1941), during the period fans and historians call the Golden Age of Comic Books, and was co-created by artist and sometime-writer Harry Sahle. He signed her origin story with the pen name Jewell, which comics historian Michael J. Vassallo believes marked a collaboration with another, unknown artist. She is Marvel Comics' first superheroine, following the antihero character Black Widow, who reaped evildoers' souls for Satan.
Betty Barstow, a secretary for private detective Dan Harley, wore a superhero-style costume to a masquerade ball, and along the way used her jiu-jitsu skills and investigative acumen to solve a case her employer had turned down. Enjoying it, she continued to be a masked crimefighter.
Silver Scorpion is an honorary member of the Invaders.[volume & issue needed] She appeared with the Golden Age Human Torch as a supporting character.[volume & issue needed] She later joined the Liberty Legion.[volume & issue needed]
Jemma Simmons is a fictional character that originated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before appearing in Marvel comics. The character, created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, first appeared in the pilot episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (September 24, 2013) and is portrayed by Elizabeth Henstridge.
Jemma Simmons made her comic book debut in S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 3 #1 (February 2015) from Mark Waid and Carlos Pacheco. The daughter of a Roxxon executive, Simmons joined Phil Coulson's team to regain the Uru Sword, an ancient weapon that belonged to Heimdall. When it was revealed that Heimdall was being possessed by an alien rock, the team remove it and Simmons analyzes it afterwards.
While attempting to neutralize a bomb, Simmons is attacked and infected by an unknown material. She comes to the conclusion that she only has one month to live. Deathlok finds out about her condition and asks her about it. Simmons reveals that the reason she hasn't told anyone is because she didn't want anyone to pity her. She eventually slipped into a coma, revealing her condition to the S.H.I.E.L.D. staff. Deathlok and Mockingbird realize that the best way to save her life was to turn her into another Deathlok. The procedure saved her life, but in a disoriented state she began to attack her fellow agents. Luckily, Coulson arrives to reach out to her humanity and she regains her sanity. She then thanks Deathlok for saving her life.
Jemma Simmons in other media
- Jemma Simmons is a playable DLC character in Lego Marvel's Avengers.
- Jemma Simmons appears as a CPU character in Marvel Future Fight.
- Jemma Simmons appears in Ultimate Spider-Man with Henstridge reprising her role. She appears in the episode "Lizards" along with Fitz who arrive at the Triskelion to make repairs. When Dr. Curt Connors transforms back into the Lizard, he infects Fitz and Simmons. However, Spider-Man and Iron Spider manage to inject the cure into the ventilation system curing everyone.
Michael G. Engelschwert
Skull the Slayer
Smart Alec (Alexander "Alec" Thorne) is a fictional mutant in Marvel Comics, and a member of Alpha Flight. He first appeared in Alpha Flight #1 (August 1983) and was created by John Byrne. He was unidentified in his first appearance, and was not named until Alpha Flight #8.
The character subsequently appears in Alpha Flight vol. 1 #7 (February 1984), #11–13 (June–August 1984), and Alpha Flight Special (1992) in a flashback story.
Alec Thorne was born in London, England. As a mutant, he was contacted by James Hudson to be one of the first members to join Department H. Alec was also one of the first recruits to join The Flight, a precursor to Alpha Flight. In their first mission, they stopped the terrorist known as Egghead from launching a thermonuclear missile at the United States. Later, after Hudson divided the team into three smaller groups, Thorne (as Smart Alec) began training in Gamma Flight.
Some time after Gamma Flight was disbanded, its members were contacted by Jerry Jaxon to join Omega Flight in his bid for vengeance against Hudson. During the fight between Omega Flight and Alpha Flight, Smart Alec was defeated when he looked in Shaman's magical medicine bag; the resulting mental shock shut down his mind. Shaman shrank him down to miniature size and placed him in the bag, until a way could be found to restore his mind.
Snowbird was later forced to kill Sasquatch to vanquish the Great Beast, Tanaraq, who co-inhabited his body. His mind was eventually transferred into Box's robot body. Langkowski's mind eventually entered Thorne's tiny body in an attempt to return to the human world. Thorne's body was finally killed when Langkowski merged his mind into the Box robot to defeat Pestilence, whose freed mind had inhabited the body of Snowbird (who was in the form of Sasquatch at the time), before Langkowski took over the Sasquatch body.
Thorne invented and wore an encephala-helmet, which was used to increase his already super-genius intelligence level and boost his levels of perception (such as seeing across more than the mere visible light spectrum).
Smart Alec appears as part of the "Omega Flight" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #9.
Other versions of Smart Alec
Smart Alec appears in What If? #62 (June 1994) titled "What If... Wolverine Battled Weapon X?" He is shown as a member of The Flight before being killed by Guy Desjardins (that reality's version of Weapon X).
Candace "Candy" Southern is a former girlfriend of Warren Worthington III in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Roy Thomas and Werner Roth, first appeared in X-Men #31 in May 1967. Writer Roy Thomas created her name by combining the last name of author Terry Southern with the first name of the title character of Southern's novel Candy. Within the context of the stories, she partook in many adventures before being killed by Cameron Hodge.
Within the context of the stories, Charlotte Witter is a fashion designer (and granddaughter of psychic Madame Web) who also engaged in black market transactions. Those dealings lead her to work for Doctor Octopus. Through genetic manipulation, Dr. Octopus mutates her into a human/spider hybrid, giving her the ability to absorb the powers of the previous Spider-Women in return for her agreeing to destroy Spider-Man. She manages to steal the powers of Jessica Drew, Julia Carpenter, Mattie Franklin, and Madame Web, but Mattie reabsorbs all those powers, leaving Charlotte powerless. Charlotte is defeated by Mattie and institutionalized. She is left in a coma in her grandmother's mansion.
Spirit of '76
Spirit of Vengeance
The character, created by Jim Valentino, first appeared as Wileaydus Autolycus in Guardians of the Galaxy #12 (May 1991) as the inheritor of the Ghost Rider mantle in the alternate timeline/reality Marvel Comics designated as Earth-691. The first appearance of the Spirit of Vengeance aspect of the character was in the following issue, Guardians of the Galaxy #13 (June 1991).
Within the context of the Marvel Comics universe, Wileaydus Autolycus is from the planet Sarka, Tilnast system, a priest of an offshoot of the Universal Church of Truth, and a religious zealot. He first encounters the Guardians of the Galaxy while they are responding to a distress call from Firelord in the Tilnast system. Mistaking the ship as one carrying Black Knights of Truth as reinforcements for the Universal Church of Truth, he undergoes his first transformation into the Spirit of Vengeance and blindly attacks the Guardians. Realizing his error, he sets out to "atone for this transgression" by charging into the heart of the fleet to buy the Guardians time to escape. Instead the Guardians are captured and brought before the Grand Inquisitor of the Universal Church of Truth on Sarka. The Spirit of Vengeance, with help from Replica, enables the Guardians escape. Before leaving, Vance Astro asks him to join them and consider changing his methods. He declines saying he preferred to complete his work on Sarka but that he would think on it as he kills the Grand Inquisitor.
Spirit of Vengeance's powers and abilities
The Spirit of Vengeance has the mystic ability to transform into a being with superhuman strength, stamina, and durability, with a head resembling a flaming skull. He can project fire-like mystical energy called either "soulfire" or "hellfire" for various effects. He can create his "Death-Cycle", a flying motorcycle-like vehicle created from the Fires of Kauri and capable of traversing airless space. The Spirit of Vengeance can also fire spike projectiles from his forearms.
Jia Jing is a mutant whose abilities manifested at the end of the Avengers vs. X-Men storyline. She joins Wolverine's Mutant Academy, vowing to become "the greatest X-Man who has ever lived" and to honor the pride her of family and country. Wolverine gives her the codename "Sprite" after Kitty Pryde.
Gabriel and Sarah Stacy
Stained Glass Scarlet
Kenneth Connell and others
Starr the Slayer
Ava Starr is the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of "Ghost". The character, created by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, first appeared in the 2018 film Ant-Man and the Wasp, and was portrayed by Hannah John-Kamen as an adult and by RaeLynn Bratten as a child in flashback.
She is the daughter of Elihas Starr and Catherine Starr, and the surrogate daughter of Bill Foster. After her parents' accidental deaths involving a Quantum Realm portal, Ava gets partially phased out of existence, giving her the ability to selectively be intangible, which allows her to walk through solid walls and avoid incoming attacks. Taken in by S.H.I.E.L.D. as an assassin, she wears her Ghost suit which helps control her abilities. However, her phasing destabilizes over time, endangering her very existence. Ava and Foster plan to cure her using Janet van Dyne's quantum energy, fighting with Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne to obtain Hank Pym's quantum technology. During the film’s climax, Ant-Man and the Wasp work to fight Ghost and Sonny Burch from taking the quantum technology while Pym rescues Janet from the quantum realm. Janet willingly uses some of her energy to partially stabilize Ava's condition, and Ava leaves as the group vows to collect more energy for her.
Victor and Janet Stein
Lady Stilt-Man (Callie Ryan)
Pupil of Stick
Within the context of the stories, Striker becomes a child actor at a young age and is molested by his manager. During an encounter, Striker's power of electrical manipulation manifest. Norman Osborn offers Striker whatever he wants in exchange for the use of his powers. Striker is recruited into the Avengers Academy along with five other students who have been affected by Osborn. He uses this opportunity to become famous again. He, Veil, and Hazmat then hunt down The Hood and video tape him screaming for mercy under electric torture. The video gets thousands of likes on YouTube, but at first Tigra is disgusted and actually requests the teen get expelled. Hank convinces her to allow the kids to remain, to which she grudgingly agrees, but secretly she relishes in watching the video of Hood screaming. Later the team fights Korvac with the bodies and strength of their older selves. A mature Striker is killed by Korvac's blast, but is then reverted to his younger self by Korvac's estranged wife, Carina. Striker has an emotional breakdown after experiencing death. After a pep talk from Tigra, he is better able to control his powers and doesn't fear death. He also hatches a plan to save the students from Absorbing Man and Titaniana's attack on the Infinity Mansion. Later on, he reveals to Julie Power that he thinks he is gay. He soon publicly announces his sexual orientation in a press conference, showing Julie his fame hungry side.
He was later scarred in the face by Jeremy Briggs when the Academy kids tried to stop him from releasing a superhuman cure. At the series' conclusion, he goes on a date with another teenage boy, even turning off his phone and ignoring his mother's urgings. The faculty then announce that Striker and the others have graduated the Academy.[volume & issue needed] Striker later appears in Avengers Undercover, where he and Finesse visit Hazmat in the S.H.I.E.L.D. detention center after Hazmat kills Arcade.
Percy van Norton
Alistaire Stuart and his sister Alysande are the founding members of the Weird Happenings Organization in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Alan Davis, first appeared in Uncanny X-Men.
Within the context of the stories, Alistaire is part of a British Government organization which investigates supernatural and superhuman incidents.
Alysande Stuart and her brother Alistaire are the founding members of the Weird Happenings Organization in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Alan Davis, first appeared in Excalibur #6 in March 1989.
Within the context of the stories, Alysande is part of a British Government organization which investigates supernatural and superhuman incidents.
Styx and Stone
Within the context of the stories, Sunder's mutant powers give him superhuman strength, stamina and durability. He is a founding member of the Morlocks, abandoning the identity he had in the surface human world. Sunder is the aide to Callisto, the muscle of his group who is very protective of them, especially Callisto. On Callisto's orders, he kidnaps Angel to the realm of the Morlocks. He later aids Callisto in abducting Kitty Pryde and attempting to force Pryde to marry the Morlock Caliban. He also serves the wizard Kulan Gath when the latter took over Manhattan. Some time later, he took up residence on Muir Island.[volume & issue needed] He briefly joins the "Muir Island" X-Men organized by Moira MacTaggert, but is killed by the cyborg Pretty-Boy with a bullet wound in the back when the Reavers invade Muir Island.
Other versions of Sunder
- In the alternate Age of Apocalypse reality, Sunder is known as Brute and is a member of the Outcasts, alongside Nate Grey. He is killed by Mister Sinister.
- In the House of M timeline, Sunder is seen as a member of the Genoshan Black Ops version of the Marauders.[volume & issue needed]
- Sunder is introduced to the Ultimate Marvel Universe as the leader of the Ultimate Morlocks. His desire to fight and kill any perceived threat, instead of using diplomatic means, results in his demotion as leader and replacement by Nightcrawler.[volume & issue needed] He is forced to bring some innocent mutants to Mister Sinister.
- The X-Men Evolution comic based off the show features Sunder as one of the Morlocks.
Sunder in other media
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