List of Marvel Comics characters: N
N'Kantu, the Living Mummy
The Nameless One is a two-headed demon. The Nameless One first appeared in Sub-Mariner #22 (February 1970), and was created by Roy Thomas and Marie Severin. He was the leader of the Undying Ones, and led them to conquer the Earth millennia ago. The Undying Ones ruled the Earth for ages, though eventually their powers waned and were forced to return to their own realm. The Nameless One continued to rule them when they were exiled from Earth, and during several attempts to conquer it again in modern times.[volume & issue needed] Later, another demon became a successor to the previous, two-headed Nameless One as leader of the Undying Ones. This demon tried to use Wolverine to kill Doctor Strange. Wolverine, enhanced by demonic magic, slew this Nameless One and many of the Undying Ones.
Namor the Sub-Mariner
Christina married Hugo and had a son named Orestez. She supposedly was not a faithful wife and would flirt with other men, even when she was pregnant with Elektra. Orestez hired several assassins to kill her. When she tried to help her husband, she was shot by one of them. She went into an early labor and died giving birth to her daughter. Despite never having known her mother, Elektra learns of her and is somewhat haunted by her death.
Christina Natchios in other media
- Christina briefly appears in a flashback in season 2 of Daredevil, but her actor is uncredited. Christina and her husband are not Elektra's biological parents, but rather arranged to adopt her from Stick for her protection.
Hugo Natchios was a Greek Diplomat for the United States of America. He lived in an unclean house with a pregnant wife, Christina, who seemed unfaithful and a son, Orestez, who held his father in high regard, but disliked his mother. While vacationing, assassins came and shot at Hugo and Christina. They were hired by Orestez, but were only supposed to kill Christina; when Orestez found out his father was there he left his family in shame. Christina died, but not before giving birth to a girl. When Hugo learned that the baby was his, he named her Elektra.
Hugo loved his daughter and doted on her. He gave her the nickname 'Little Amber' and gave her a pet dog named Agamemmnon. Hugo took Elektra to Columbia University when she was accepted. One year into her studies, a group of terrorists held Hugo, Elektra and many others hostage. With the help of Daredevil, Elektra took out many of the terrorists, however Hugo was unintentionally killed by police.
Alternate version of Hugo Natchios
In Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra, Elektra's father is named Dimitri Natchios.
Hugo Natchios in other media
- Nikolas Natchios appears in the film Daredevil played by Erick Avari. He is a billionaire with connections to Wilson Fisk. When he decides to pull out of Fisk's dealings, Fisk hires Bullseye to kill him. Bullseye steals one of Daredevil's billy clubs and sends it straight through Nikolas' chest killing him instantly. Elektra thought Daredevil was responsible until Bullseye crashes their fight.
- Hugo briefly appears in a flashback in season 2 of Daredevil, but his actor is uncredited. He appears as an ambassador. Hugo and his wife are not Elektra's biological parents, but rather arranged to adopt her from Stick for her protection.
Nebulo first appears in The Incredible Hulk Annual #1. He is an Inhuman whose Terrigenesis turned him into a living shadow. Nebulo is among the evil Inhumans that were judged by Black Bolt who used Oracle as his interpreter. While he and his fellow Inhumans Aireo, Falcona, Leonus, Stallior, and Timberius were banished to the Un-Place by Black Bolt until an incident causes them to be accidentally freed by Hulk. This led to Nebulo and his fellow Inhumans siding with Maximus in his plans to take the throne from Black Bolt. During the fight at the Great Refuge, Nebulo and his fellow Inhumans were defeated by Hulk.
Neurotap was created by Fabian Nicieza and Tony Daniel, and first appeared in X-Force Annual #2. Neurotap worked with Martin Henry Strong to find mutants for his experiments. She hates the fact that she is a mutant and worked with Strong only because he promised he would not only cure her but also help settle the severe financial burdens her parents suffered when they both were put into comas when her powers first manifested. During her tenure with Strong Industries she was romantically involved with Adam X the X-Treme,[volume & issue needed] but later betrayed him for the sake of her parents.[volume & issue needed] Neurotap sends neurosynaptic pulses via eye-contact, causing slowness, paralysis, and nervous system damage.
Kate Neville first appeared in Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. #3 (August 1988), and was created by Bob Harras and Paul Neary. The character subsequently appears in the Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. series that began in 1989 and ran until 1993. Kate Neville was born on Long Island, New York. She majored at S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy in efficient killing, an excellent hand-to-hand combatant and a superb marksman with firearms. Kate held the title of Chief of Ordnance. Kate was later transferred to the SHIELD Base Tau/Ce, a class C armory and Communications center. She posed as a receptionist for the firm Knopf and Lilicrap Insurance, which was just a front of SHIELD itself.[volume & issue needed]b Kate Neville is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant and a superb marksman with firearms. She is a highly skilled assassin, adept in many techniques of killing.
Kate Neville in other media
- Kate Neville appeared in Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., portrayed by Tracy Waterhouse.
- In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Sharon Carter/Agent 13 used the cover name Kate as Captain America's neighbor.
Nezarr the Calculator
Nezarr the Calculator is a Celestial. The character, created by Jack Kirby, first appeared in The Eternals #9 (March 1977). Within the context of the stories, Nezarr is a Celestial present during at least the First and Fourth Hosts to visit Earth. His specific task among the Celestials is not made clear in the stories, though he is shown to be their mathematician and possessing the ability to project illusions.
- Night Flyer
Nightcat was an aborted attempt on the part of Marvel Comics to create a real-world character that would also star in its comic books. Portrayed by Jacqueline Tavarez, Nightcat was to be both a comic book superhero as well as a real-world singer (similar to the original concept for Dazzler). The experiment got as far as the release of one comic book and one music CD before the plug was pulled. In the comics, Jacqueline gained cat-like powers and used them to fight crime.
Kyle Richmond / Joaquin Pennyworth
Nightingale first appeared in Marvel: The Lost Generation # 12. She was a founding member of the First Line, joining at the request of the Yankee Clipper.[volume & issue needed] Her origin is unknown, but she is apparently Caribbean. Nightingale has the power to sense emotions and life-forces and to heal the injuries of others. However, her abilities can be "overloaded" if she is in proximity to too much death at once. She also apparently has some psychic abilities which give her premonitions of future events. Nightingale died during the first attempted Skrull invasion of Earth. Her healing and empathic powers were overloaded by the amount of death surrounding her, resulting in her own death.[volume & issue needed]
Izanami Randall and Trull
Nimrod the First was a former soldier appointed by Varnae to be the lord of Earth's vampires, and was granted the ability to control other vampires mentally. Nimrod captured Dracula on the night Dracula first became a vampire, and forced Dracula to submit to him. Dracula challenged Nimrod to a battle with wooden stakes. As Varnae predicted, and anticipated, Dracula slew Nimrod in the duel, and succeeded him as the new lord of Earth's vampires. Nimrod first appeared in Dracula Lives! #3 (October 1973), and was created by Marv Wolfman and John Buscema.
Ningal is a demon who has clashed with Doctor Strange. He allies himself with the demons known as Ludi and Dweller-in-Darkness.[volume & issue needed] Ningal first appeared in Chamber of Chills #3 (March 1973), and was created by Gardner Fox and Ernie Chua.
Nobilus is a clone of Thor created by the High Evolutionary as one of his New Immortals. Along with fellow New Immortals Juvan and Zon, Nobilus was a part of the civilization of the New Men aboard the High Evolutionary's starship called New Wundagore. Nobilus was to be a warrior and defender of New Wundagore. Nobilus was cloned from Asgardian cell samples obtained from Thor by the High Evolutionary. As such, he has superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes, as well as an extremely long life span and immunity to all Earthly diseases. He is also a formidable hand-to-hand combatant, trained in various forms of ancient and modern armed and unarmed combat techniques with the Knights of Wundagore.
Nia Noble is the daughter of two supervillains, but she herself is heroic. She first appeared in New Invaders #3 (November 2004). Nia Noble is a hybrid of a human telepath and an enhanced Atlantean. Her father was the Atlantean Nazi sympathizer U-Man, and it is believed that her mother was the World War II-era villainess called Lady Lotus. Nia is a hybrid of Homo sapiens (possibly Homo superior) and Homo mermanus. As such, she has the ability to breathe and survive indefinitely in either air or water. Her strength, stamina and physical durability are all superhuman, sufficiently so to allow her to fight hand to hand against U-Man. In addition, she has inherited some limited telepathic ability from her mother Lady Lotus. Nia is able to project intensely painful mental attacks, create mindscapes to allow for the astral interactions of others and to control the powers of others as if they were her own.
Angela Cairn is primarily associated with Spider-Man comics. She was created by J.M. DeMatteis and Sal Buscema, and first appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man vol. 1 #190 (July 1992). Cairn was first introduced as a New York City police officer. Later she was transformed by a mutate of Baron Helmut Zemo into a mute bat-winged entity known as Nocturne. Following her transformation she had several encounters with Spider-Man. At one point she met, cared for and allied herself with the sometime-villain Puma.
Criti Noll is the name of a fictional Skrull who was charged with replacing the leading Marvel Comics superhero Hank Pym. The identity of Criti-Noll is actually adopted by multiple Super Skrull agents sent out to impersonate Pym.
After the events of Avengers Disassembled and the disbanding of the team, Pym and his wife Janet Pym left to re-kindle their relationship in England. While in England, Hank and Janet's relationship fails and Hank is seduced and then replaced by a Super-Skrull named Criti Noll. Noll, along with the Wasp and a number of other metahumans, are transported to "Battle World" by a god-like being to combat each other
Criti Noll next became involved with the superhero Civil War between those agreeing to the government's new superhuman-registration program and those against. Noll (adopting the Yellowjacket persona) with Reed Richards and Tony Stark creates a cybernetic clone of Thor to help in the war against the anti-registration heroes that later kills Bill Foster (who had taken up Pym's former identity as Goliath) in battle. Criti Noll is kidnapped by Young Avengers member Hulkling using his shapeshifter powers to impersonate Pym and free several captive anti-registration heroes. At the conclusion of the Civil War, Pym is named "Man of the Year" by Time magazine for his role.
Criti Noll, as Pym, becomes one of the chief administrators at Camp Hammond, a U.S. military base in Stamford, Connecticut for the training of registered superheroes in the government program the Initiative, with the secret Skrull plan to place a Skrull in every state initiative team. During this time, Criti Noll (still in his Yellowjacket guise) and the Wasp officially end their attempt at reconciliation, and Criti Noll becomes involved in a romantic relationship with the superheroine Tigra. Noll evades being vaporised in an explosion and survives an attack from KIA. by using Skrull powers.However, Noll convinces the other heroes that he had survived by rapidly shrinking to sub-atomic size.
Criti Noll and Reed Richards study the body of the Skrull Elektra but when Richards discovers the reason why the Skrulls are undetectable, Pym reveals his Skrull identity, shoots and incapacitates Richards, leaving him unable to become solid. When the Skrulls land their troops, Criti Noll Pym orders the Initiative cadets to go to New York and fight the Skrulls in an attempt to send them to their deaths.
Due to his Skrull heritage, Criti Noll has the ability to shapeshift. He has also been given replicate powers of Dr. Hank Pym, which means Noll can size-shift from a giant to microscopic. Noll has also demonstrated to have Black Panther's quick reflexes, Quicksilver's super-speed, and Vision's density and mass control. He has successfully posed as a scientific and tactical leader of the Initiative. His scientific intellect is also demonstrated when creating the Thor-clone with Reed Richards and Tony Stark during the Civil War.
Criti Noll in other media
A variation of Criti Noll appears in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes episode "Secret Invasion." This version is depicted as having the powers of Giant-Man, Crimson Dynamo, Iron Man, and Thor.
Nostromo is a mutant character created by Marvel Comics for their Marvel 2099 run X-Nation 2099. This short-lived series only lasted six issues before being cancelled and absorbed into the 2099: World of Tomorrow imprint. In the year 2099, President Doom contacted Cerebra of the X-Men 2099 to let her know about a recent prophecy about a Mutant Messiah. She undertook the task of locating and training possible candidates and bringing them to Halo City, one of which was Nostromo.[volume & issue needed] Nostromo is gifted with a technological mutation that allows him to interface with and restructure technology via his arms, and use techno-organic material to heal any of his wounds. After he became possessed by the Phalanx, it is assumed that he acquired their abilities of shapeshifting, matter assimilation, and collective consciousness.[volume & issue needed]
Nova 0:0 (Robert Rider) is a fictional character, a comic book superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. He is a visitor to the mainstream 616 timeline. In his original timeline he, not his older brother Richard Rider, was given the Nova Force powers.
Nova 0:0 is the alternate reality version of Robert Rider the younger brother of Richard Rider aka Nova. In his reality he stayed behind to help Xandar after their war with the Skrulls, because of this his earth was destroyed by a threat known as the Deathstorm.[volume & issue needed] Nova 0:0 traveled to the Marvel 616 earth to prepare Richard Rider, (the Nova Corpsman for that reality's version of earth) for the impending Deathstorm.[volume & issue needed] Nova 0:0 would often fight with Nova in order to push Nova into using his powers in ways he never had before.[volume & issue needed] Nova 0:0 would later sacrifice his life to stop the Deathstorm.[volume & issue needed] Richard Rider buried Nova 0:0 on the planet Mars.[volume & issue needed]
Years later in the mainstream 616 reality that version's Robert Rider would become empowered as a member of the Nova Corps.[volume & issue needed]
Tanak Valt was one of the founders of the Nova Corps, and was its high commander (Centurion) for several years. His wife Adora was the Suzerain (queen) of Xandar. He was made Nova-Prime upon Nova's return to Earth, and was also made leader of the Champions of Xandar. The Fantastic Four aided Tanak and Adora when the Skrulls attacked Xandar. Tanak and Adora were killed by Nebula when she wiped out the population.
Nox is the Olympian Goddess of the Night (possibly degenerated into a demon), one of the Fear Lords, who has clashed with Doctor Strange. She seduced her fellow Olympian, Ares, the Olympian God of War, by posing as Aphrodite a.k.a. Venus, the Olympian Goddess of Love, in order to trick him into giving her sons: Phobos, the Olympian God of Fear, and Deimos, the Olympian God of Terror. She then fought Strange, Clea, and Rintrah.[volume & issue needed]
Null, the Living Darkness
Nut is a member of the Heliopolitans in the Marvel Universe. The character, based on the Nut of Egyptian mythology, was created by Bill Mantlo and John Buscema, and first appeared in Thor #241 (November 1975). Within the context of the stories, the character is the wife of Geb, and mother of Isis, Osiris, and Seth. Nut is the Egyptian goddess of the sky.
Nuwa was a member of the Chinese super-powered team 3 Peace which had allied with the MLF under Reignfire's leadership. Nuwa was portrayed as a more reasonable member of 3 Peace and questioned their alliance with the MLF. Ultimately, Reignfire betrayed Nuwa to the Chinese government. When the events of M-Day occurred, where the Scarlet Witch removed the mutant gene from over 90% of the world's mutant population, Nuwa was one of the few to retain her powers. Nuwa can cause biomolecular feedbacks within human anatomy, releasing a tranquilizing wave that sedates her victims. More a state of drowsiness than a real sedation, the effects of her powers can actually be warded off by consuming sufficient quantities of stimulants, such as caffeine.
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