Network (comics)

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Network is the name of three unrelated fictional characters in the Marvel Comics universe. One is a teleporting villain, the others are both superheroines with the power to communicate with and/or manipulate machines.

Network (Hellbent)[edit]

A teleporting member of the group of Moon Knight foes known as the Hellbent.

Network (Sarah Vale)[edit]

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Network (Sarah Vale).
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance New X-Men: Academy X #12 (2005)
Created by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir
In-story information
Alter ego Sarah Vale
Species Depowered Human Mutant
Team affiliations Alpha Squadron training squad
Xavier Institute
Abilities Technopathy

Network (Sarah Vale[1]) is a fictional character, a mutant who appears in the Marvel Comics series New X-Men: Academy X as a student at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning. She is the sister of fellow student Preview.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Not much is known about the mutant known as Network. She is voted most likely to be a millionaire after graduation.[1] She is one of the many mutants who lose their powers on M-Day, and she is killed on the bus of depowered former Xavier Institute students that is destroyed by agents of William Stryker.[2]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Before she was depowered, Sarah possessed technopathy/cyberpathy: she could interact with technology at an intimate level, making them follow her commands such as overriding security, starting up computers and manipulating programming. The extent of her powers was unrevealed.[1]

Network (Valerie Martin)[edit]

Network in Civil War: Front Line #4
Art by Ramon Bachs.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Civil War: Front Line
Created by Paul Jenkins
Ramon Bachs
In-story information
Alter ego Valerie Martin
Abilities Cybernetic body armor grants:
Ability to search across the Internet

Network (Valerie Martin) is a fictional superheroine from the Marvel Comics universe. She first appeared in Civil War: Front Line. and was created by Paul Jenkins and Ramon Bachs

Fictional character biography[edit]

During the Civil War event, a third character using the name Network was among the anti-Registration Act faction of heroes, and became involved with a group of like-minded heroes. She tried to use her powers to locate Captain America and his Secret Avengers to join them, but didn't have enough time as she and the other members of the gang were apprehended by S.H.I.E.L.D.[volume & issue needed]

Network has been identified as one of the 142 registered superheroes who are part of the 50-State Initiative.[3] [4]

Other characters[edit]

  • Wayne Tucker of the New Universe was referred to by the code-name "Network" in a file in Psi-Force Annual #1, but never adopted the name for himself.

Other versions[edit]

Ultimate Network[edit]

Other media[edit]


  • The Sarah Vale version of Network appears in the Wolverine and the X-Men episode "X-Calibre" voiced by Grey DeLisle.[6] She is shown on a ship to Genosha which is raided by Spiral and the Reavers. She helps in keeping the ship from sinking by communicating with the ship.


  1. ^ a b c New X-Men: Academy X Yearbook Special #1 (2005)
  2. ^ New X-Men, vol. 2 #23 (2006)
  3. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #1
  4. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #1 Character Map
  5. ^ Ultimate Comics: X-Men #19
  6. ^ Wolverine e os X-Men (Wolverine and the X-Men)

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