List of Marvel Comics characters: V
Vamp is a Corporation agent in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Roy Thomas, Don Glut, and John Buscema, first appeared in Captain America #217 in January 1978. Within the context of the stories, Vamp has an evil alter-ego called Animus and infiltrates S.H.I.E.L.D. She is killed by the Scourge of the Underworld,.
Rachel Van Helsing
Rachel Van Helsing is a vampire hunter, created by Archie Goodwin and Gene Colan, who first appeared in Tomb of Dracula #3. She is the granddaughter of Abraham Van Helsing. Dracula turns her into a vampire. Overcoming his control, she asks Wolverine to kill her, which he does. Frank Drake later avenges her death by aiding Doctor Strange in destroying all vampires on Earth.
Rachel Van Helsing in other media
- Rachel Van Helsing appears in the Toei Tomb of Dracula anime TV movie (Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned), voiced by Mami Koyama in the original Japanese and by Melanie McQueen in the English dub.
Michael Van Patrick
Vanguard (Nikolai Krylenko) is a mutant in the Marvel Universe. Created by Bill Mantlo and Carmine Infantino, the character first appeared in Iron Man #109 in April 1978. Within the context of the stories, Vanguard is one of the Soviet Super-Soldiers and the son of Sergei Krylov. He is trained as a soldier and comes into conflict with Iron Man, Jack of Hearts, and other Avengers. After dying and being resurrected by his father during the Dire Wraith invasion of Russia, Vanguard becomes the new Red Guardian and leads the Winter Guard. As the new Red Guardian, he battles Weapon X, King Hyperion, and the Intelligentsia. He was later present when the Winter Guard was reunited.
Vargas is a supervillain in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Salvador Larroca, first appeared in X-Treme X-Men #1 in 2001. Within the context of the stories, Vargas comes into conflict with the X-Men while searching for the diaries of Destiny and even managed to kill Psylocke. He's not a mutant, since he lacks the X-Gene in his DNA, but is not fully human either, much like Captain America is a relatively perfect human physical specimen. He is genetically perfect and claims to be "homo superior superior", humanity's "natural response" to the emergence of mutants, and possesses super-strength and speed in addition to highly advanced combat skills. After obtaining one volume of Destiny's journals he discovered that he would be killed by Rogue, however Rogue realized that the diaries could trap you into doing what it stated, or into committing great atrocities to avoid the "prophecies". She was seen preparing to stab Vargas, but the video camera that was the sole witness to the event lost power at the critical moment, so the people that viewed the footage of the live invasion were under the belief that Rogue did in fact, kill him. Some time later it was eventually revealed that Rogue left Vargas alive after all in order to discredit the diaries, but because he had possessed one of Destiny's diaries and therefore had knowledge of future events, he was, under Mr. Sinister's orders, targeted by the Marauders and apparently eliminated after being stabbed by one of Harpoon's harpoons.
Varnae is a vampire in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Steve Perry and Steve Bissette, first appeared in Bizarre Adventures #33 in December 1982. Within the context of the stories, Varnae is the first vampire and is the one who created Dracula. At various times in his life, he is an enemy of King Kull, Frank Drake, and John Blaze. He eventually tired of his eternal life and committed suicide by walking into sunlight and disintegrating, but he was resurrected years later by the voodoo priestess Marie LaVeau. He was then confronted by Doctor Strange. The Sorcerer Supreme and the Lord of the Vampires battled, Varnae changing shape and revealing he had formerly sought to be Sorcerer Supreme before he became a vampire. Strange cast an "incantation of oblivion" on Varnae, making the undead mage relive his oblivion of five centuries. Embracing his existence as a vampire again, Varnae fled, claiming, with Strange, he finally had a reason to live again: A worthy foe.
Veil, also known as Madeline Berry, was created by Christos Gage and Mike McKone. She first appeared in Avengers Academy #1. She has the ability to change into a gaseous form, which enables her to sneak around without being detected and renders her immune to most forms of attack.
Tragically, she learns that her powers are causing her molecules to drift apart, so she will eventually die or fade from existence. She decides to enjoy the limited time she has left, quitting the academy and joining Jeremy Briggs' corporation. She soon finds a cure, but it renders her powerless. She then returns to regular high school, using her training to defend herself from bullies.
Within the context of the stories, Gabriel is a 16-year-old mutant from Mexico City. He is unable to control his mutant powers until assisted by Hope Summers. Gabriel follows Hope on her mission to find other young mutants, and they ally with Oya and Primal. He and his friends relocate to Utopia, where they are trained by more experienced X-Men. Gabriel and Hope begin a romantic relationship, but it ends when Hope discovers him kissing Pixie. Because Velocidad's powers work by accelerating him through time, the use of his powers causes rapid aging. A four-hour mission can last several days from his perspective, and he is capable of burning through several days of his life in a matter of minutes.
Other versions of Velocidad
Lt. Michael Badilino
Robert "Bobby" M. Blackthorne
Savage Land Mutate
Vibro, also known as Alton Vibereaux, was created by Denny O'Neil and Luke McDonnell and first appeared in Iron Man 186. Working as a seismologist and engineer, he fell into the San Andreas Fault during the testing of an experimental nuclear-powered apparatus, giving him superpowers and leaving him mentally unstable. He battles James Rhodes as Iron Man. He is later sent to the Vault, a prison for superpowered individuals. Alongside the Griffin, he attempts to escape, encountering the Falcon and Nomad.
Vibro has the ability to generate high-level seismic vibrations and fire them from his hands as vibratory or concussive force, causing shockwaves, opening chasms, and/or generating earthquakes. He can harness the energy of his vibratory force emissions for flight at subsonic speeds, and he has the ability to generate shields of vibratory force around himself. His powers decrease in magnitude as his distance from the San Andreas Fault increases. He also wears body armor of an unknown composition and synthetic stretch fabric. As Vibreaux, he has a Ph.D. in geological engineering.
|First appearance||Astonishing Tales #18 (June 1973)|
|Created by||Mike Friedrich and Dan Adkins|
|Alter ego||Victor Conrad|
Cult of Entropy
|Notable aliases||Scientist Supreme|
|Abilities||Peak physical condition, assorted combat training|
Victorius is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Victor Conrad was a scientist working for A.I.M. who succeeded in duplicating the Super-Soldier Serum which had transformed Steve Rogers into Captain America. Conrad drank the serum himself and became a physically perfect human being. Naming himself Victorius, he first attempted to take over A.I.M.[volume & issue needed] Failing to do so, he later adopted the death-worshiping philosophy of the Cult of Entropy and made himself their leader.[volume & issue needed] He stole the Cosmic Cube to use to create Jude the Entropic Man as a means of spreading destruction.[volume & issue needed] Jude rebelled against Victorius, and when Jude, Victorius, the Cube and the Man-Thing all came into physical contact with each other, Jude and Victorius were transformed into a form of radiant crystal. Years later, Andrew Forson reveals that Mockingbird had been secretly working for him at the time and that Mockingbird was used to "get Victorius out of the way" to take over the Cult of Entropy.
Ophelia Sarkissian (Madame Hydra)
Viv, along with her brother Vin, was created by Vision, using a combination of his and his wife Virginia's brainwaves, as part of an attempt to create a family. The siblings are sent to Alexander Hamilton High School, but assigned different schedules. Both children are attacked by Eric Williams (Grim Reaper), with Viv more seriously damaged than her brother. Vision repairs her with the help of Tony Stark.
When Viv learns that her mother killed a classmate she befriended, she becomes distraught and begins to resent her mother. When both her brother and mother die, she and Vision try to carry on with their family life.
During the story arc Worlds Collide, Viv is captured by the High Evolutionary, who evolves her into a human. She later apparently sacrifices herself to save Earth and counter-Earth, but is actually transported into another dimension. Believing Viv to be dead, Vision constructs a second Viv. The original Viv manages to return to reality, but not before the second Viv is activated. Later, the second Viv attempts to kill the original but is damaged and becomes brain-dead. The original Viv transplants her consciousness to the other Viv's body, effectively restoring the character to her android state.
Powers and abilities of Viv Vision
Viv possesses the same powers as her father, including super strength, intangibility and flight. She also possesses a jewel on her forehead that absorbs solar energy. When she was a human she had no special abilities.
Viv Vision in other media
- Viv Vision is a playable character in Marvel Avengers Academy.
- Viv Vision is a playable character in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2.
Philip Nolan Voigt
Lucia von Bardas
The character is a Latverian woman who used to teach at the University of North Carolina in the United States. After Victor von Doom was deposed as the leader of Latveria, the Americans help von Bardas get elected as the country's new prime minister. She then begins publicly mending the ties between the two countries. In truth, she is secretly funding American technology-based supercriminals through the Tinkerer. The United Nations espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D. uncovered this, but the President of the United States declines to take action, believing that relationship is relatively good and that they can simply negotiate. S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury subsequently gathered a group of superheroes consisting of the Black Widow, Captain America, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, and Wolverine, as well as superpowered S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Daisy Johnson, for an undercover mission to overthrow the Latverian government and assassinate von Bardas. In Latveria, Johnson used her seismic powers to take down Castle Doom, apparently killing the prime minister.
Von Bardas survives to become a deformed cyborg. A year later she attacks Cage, leaving him in a coma, and is eventually defeated once more by Johnson.
She has recently resurfaced, having regained a far less deformed-looking body, working with the Red Ghost on a plan to use KGB super-spies placed in suspended animation to frame Doctor Doom for starting a nuclear war. She later returns to Latveria to rule it and help rebuild it.
Von Bardas is a cyborg whose abilities include flight and generation of a force field. Prior to this, she was a skilled diplomat. While at first her cybernetic implants were mostly external, currently she sports a more organic look with only a cybernetic eye exposed, suggesting some degree of vision enhancement.
Lucia von Bardas in other media
- Lucia von Bardas appears in the animated television series Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes voiced by Venus Terzo. She is an assistant to the supervillain Doctor Doom, and revealed to be an android in the episode "Doomsday Plus One". She is destroyed by Invisible Woman while the team is confronting Doctor Doom.
- Lucia von Bardas appears in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes voiced by Kristen Potter. In the episode "The Breakout" Pt. 1, she is seen representing Doctor Doom in a meeting with A.I.M. to purchase stolen Stark-based technology. The meeting is crashed by Iron Man, who defeats the A.I.M. agents, and von Bardas withdraws to Latveria. She reappears in the episode "The Private War of Doctor Doom" where she is killed by the Black Panther.
- Lucia von Bardas is referenced in Season 4, Episode 10 / Season 4 Remix, Episode 18 of Arrested Development by Emmett Richter in reference to a planned Fantastic Four musical directed by Tobias Fünke with Lucille Bluth cast in the role.
- Lucia von Bardas appears in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, voiced by Lani Minella. A main villain on the first mission during the Secret War, she has been funding the Tinkerer's supplying technology to supervillains. Nick Fury and the heroes confront her to get her to surrender, but her castle explodes due to the heroes defeating one of Tinkerer's superpowered machines. She later attacks New York as a deformed cyborg. When the heroes (helped by Ms. Marvel) attack her on a ship, she starts to activate herself as a bomb, taking Diamondback, Scorcher, Shocker, and Wizard along for the ride, only to be defeated and deactivated by the heroes. In the PSP, Wii and PS2 versions of the game, she invades the New York streets directly. This eventually culminates in the superheroes following her to Times Square where she has planted a massive bomb that has to be destroyed within 5 minutes. Upon the bomb's destruction she collapses, lamenting her failure to Latveria.
Baron Von Blitzschlag
Friedrich Von Roehm
Andrea and Andreas von Strucker
Werner von Strucker
Baron Wolfgang von Strucker
Raniero "Blackie" Drago
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- Vision Vol. 3 #3
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