List of Marvel Comics characters: V
Priscilla Lyons (Vagabond) is a superhero in the Marvel Universe. Created by Mark Gruenwald and Paul Neary, the character first appeared in Captain America #325 in January 1987. Within the context of the stories, Priscilla is an ally of Jack Monroe.
Vague is a mutant in the Marvel Universe. Created by Peter David and Larry Stroman, the character first appeared in X-Factor #80. Within the context of the stories, Vague could become transparent or invisible. She lost her abilities due to events of M-Day.
Vakume is a magical supervillain in the Marvel Universe. Created by Len Wein and George Pérez, the character first appeared in Fantastic Four #186 in September 1977. Within the context of the stories, he is a member of Salem's Seven and is able to control air.
Not much is known about her other than that she worked alongside her father, Robert, for Department H. She along with her team went to investigate a crater site, but while her team died Michaud was changed and gained the powers of flight and energy blasts. Her father killed himself due to a secret that she told him involving Department H. She briefly lead the team Omega Flight, before deciding to join the Avengers to be alongside Sunspot.
Valinor is the Black Knight's steed in the Marvel Universe. Created by Steve Parkhouse and John Stokes, the character first appeared in Hulk Comic #1 in March 1979. Within the context of the stories, Valinor is a magically enhanced horse from the extra-dimensional realm of Avalon. He serves as a steed of the Black Knight after he had given his previous steed Aragorn to the Valkyrie, and the Blood Wraith in battle against the Black Knight and the Avengers.
Valkin is an Eternal in the Marvel Universe. Created by Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in The Eternals #11 in May 1977. Valkin is the former leader of the Polar Eternals and the uncle and adoptive father of Ikaris. Around 3000BC he led the Eternal settlement in the Southern Andean mountains to teach and cultivate the ancestors of the Aztecs and Incas. In modern times, he went to Olympia to participate in the formation of a Uni-Mind. With the other Eternals, he prepared for the coming of the Third Celestial Host of Celestials in South America; his brother Virako died battling the World-Worm, and Valkin adopted Virako's son Ikaris. In modern times, he became the leader of a group of Eternals that left Earth in the form of the Uni-Mind.
Valtorr is a demon in the Marvel Universe. The character first appeared in X-Men #12 in 1965.
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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,.
Vampiro is the name of two characters in the Marvel Universe. The first character, created by Roy Thomas and Arvell Jones, first appeared in The Mighty Thor #290 in December 1979. Within the context of the stories, Vampiro is an Eternal who is a professional wrestler.
The second character, created by Erik Larsen, Coy Turnbull and Al Milgrom, first appeared in Nova vol. 3 #5 in September 1999. Within the context of the stories, Vampiro is a villain who fights Nova and Spider-Man. He is later killed by The Hood.
Rachel Van Helsing
Rachel van Helsing is a vampire hunter in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Archie Goodwin and Gene Colan, first appeared in Tomb of Dracula #3 in July 1972. Within the context of the stories, she is the granddaughter of Abraham Van Helsing. She is killed by Dracula and turned into a vampire. Overcoming Dracula's control, she asks Wolverine to kill her, and he does. Frank Drake avenged her death.
Rachel van Helsing in other media
- In the English dub of the Toei animated Tomb of Dracula TV movie (Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned), Rachel Van Helsing was voiced by actress Melanie McQueen.
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Niles Van Roekel
Niles Van Roekel is a villain created by Marvel Comics and Electronic Arts. He first appeared in Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects #1 (November 2005). In the video game, he was voiced by Michael Dobson. Van Roekel was a top level scientist in his alien world. A highly respected academic, and a patriot, Van Roekel proudly served his people. He was a leading authority in the areas of DNA research, sociology, biology, and art – the Leonardo da Vinci of his race.
Vanguard (Nikolai Krylenko) is a mutant in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Bill Mantlo and Carmine Infantino, 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, Vanguard becomes the new Red Guardian and leads the Winter Guard.
Igor Vanko (Russian: И́горь Ва́нко) is the father of Anton Vanko in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Marc Guggenheim, Brannon Braga and Philippe Briones, made his sole appearance in Iron Man vs. Whiplash #1 (January 2010).
Igor was a simple inventor and widower who raised his son Anton, who inherited his father's inventing abilities. While tinkering with his son, an Iron Man drone, that was actually controlled by Vladimir Putin, attacked the town of Volstok killing Igor and leaving his son Anton with a grudge against Tony Stark whom he believed was responsible.
Igor Vanko in other media
- In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the names of "Igor" and "Anton" were swapped to "Anton" and "Ivan". Anton Vanko appears in both the movies and television shows.
- Anton first appears in Iron Man 2 portrayed by Evgeniy Lazarev. He is a Russian physicist who worked alongside Howard Stark in the 1960s to invent the Arc Reactor. However, Anton was deported back to the Soviet Union by Stark after stealing patents and selling them on the black market. The Russians recruited him, but he lacked the skills to aid them and was sent to Siberia where he "spent the next twenty years in a vodka-fueled rage". He did everything he could to raise Ivan and died with his son vowing to get revenge on the Stark family legacy.
- Anton next appeared in Agent Carter, portrayed by Costa Ronin. His appearance here takes place years before the events of Iron Man 2. In the episode "Now is Not the End," Peggy Carter and Edwin Jarvis visit him to ask if it is possible that Howard Stark's formulas were weaponized by anyone else. He confirms that the Roxxon Oil Corporation was capable of doing such a thing.
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.
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Vavavoom (Dawn Middlebury) is a superhuman in the Marvel Universe. Created by Michael Carlin and Ron Wilson, the character first appeared in The Thing #33 in March 1986. Within the context of the stories, Vavavoom received her powers from the Power Broker. She is a member of the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation.
Vegas is a superhero in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Karl Kesel and Carmine Di Giandomenico, first appeared in Amazing Fantasy vol. 2 #13 (2003). Within the context of the story, Vegas is an anomalito, a person with superhuman abilities, described in Amazing Fantasy as "super-types without super-tights." Vegas temporarily joins the evil Renegades to be with his romantic interest Rose Red, but later opposes them. Vegas later accepts a position as a bounty-hunter, under the patronage of Texas Ranger Sgt. Harlan Stone.
Veil is a codename used by three people in the Marvel Universe.
The first character, created by Fabian Nicieza and Kirk Jarvinen, appeared as part of the Desert Sword team in New Mutants Annual #7 in 1991. She and her team tried kidnapping a German scientist that was being safe guarded by Freedom Force. She was burned alive by Pyro.
The third, Madeline Berry, was created by Christos Gage and Mike McKone. She appeared in Avengers Academy #1 in 2010. Her power is that she can change into a gaseous form. She can also spy on people and sneak into their rooms without notice, but usually for her self and against the privacy of her teammates. While at the academy she falls in love with her instructor Justice, until she spies on him with Ultra Girl. She spied Speedball cutting himself and Hank Pym searching the microverse of his dead wife Janet. She starts a teleportation machine that inadvertently brings Korvac into existence. Korvac defeats the entire Avengers team, but she and Hazmat are able to subdue him. Tragically, she learns that her powers are causing her molecules to drift apart, so she will eventually die or fade away from existence. She decides to stop endangering her life and enjoy the limited time she has left, so she quits the academy and joins Jeremy Briggs' corporation. She finds a cure, but renders her powerless. When the students are endangered by Jeremy, she frees Jocasta to assist in saving the students. At the series' conclusion, Veil returns to regular high school and gets picked on like she did before becoming an Avenger; however, she uses her training to defend herself and threatens the school bully to never mistreat other students ever again. Luckily, she avoids the events of Avengers Arena.
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
- Gabriel appears briefly in the Age of X storyline. Like his main-universe counterpart, this version of Gabriel has a marked enthusiasm for the codename "Velocidad".
Lt. Michael Badilino
Robert "Bobby" M. Blackthorne
Venus Dee Milo
Venus Dee Milo is a mutant in the Marvel Universe. Created by Peter Milligan and Mike Allred, the character first appeared in X-Statix #1 in 2002. Within the context of the stories, Venus Dee Milo is a member of the mutant group X-Statix.
Venus Dee Milo
Venus Dee Milo is a mutant in the Marvel Universe. Created by Peter Milligan and Mike Allred, the character first appeared in X-Statix #1 in 2002. Within the context of the stories, Venus Dee Milo is a member of the mutant group X-Statix. She exists as pure energy and must wear a containment suit at all times. Her energy state allow her to teleport and fire concussive blasts.
Within the context of the stories, Veritas is a mysterious being who embodies truth, and has precognitive powers. Veritas helped Doctor Strange defeat Umar, and assisted Nova and the New Warriors against the Sphinx while using the name "Sayge".
Count Otto Vermis
Count Otto Vermis was the leader of HYDRA's European branch. His only appearance (in main Marvel continuity) was in Marvel Spotlight #32 (February 1977), the book that featured the first appearance of Spider-Woman.
Vermis recruited Jessica Drew (whom by that time went by the name "Arachne") into HYDRA at a time when she was suffering from amnesia and had no clue about her own past. He then manipulated her into falling in love with fellow agent Jared and attempting to kill Nick Fury.
Vermis promised to find out the truth about Arachne's past and did a sincere effort in that direction, although the findings were incomplete and misleading. Ultimately, he kept what little he knew hidden from Arachne until soon before his death.
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Verna is one of the Inheritors, the eldest daughter of Solus, and sister to Daemos, Jennix, Morlun, Karn, Brix and Bora. Like the rest of the Inheritors, Verna has the ability to drain the life force from other beings through physical contact. Depending on the power of the individual she drains, Verna's powers and vitality can increase substantially. Verna also has superhuman strength, speed, reflexes and durability. Whenever she goes on a hunt, Verna prefers the company of her "hounds" (enslaved alternate versions of Spider-Man's enemies).
Vesper is an Indian woman, who joined Genetix at the age of 20. She is cool, calm, and reflective, and serves as the mediator and leader of the team.
A cell sample taken from Vesper by Death Metal was combined with the genetic material of Madison Jeffries, and artificially implanted into Krista Marwan. This was done in the hopes that she would conceive a child that could destroy him.[volume & issue needed]
Vesper possesses telepathic and technopathic abilities that allow her to communicate with and control machines and computers. Vesper can convert her mind into a form able to enter "Cyberspace," leaving her body at great risk to outside attack.
Vesta or Hestia is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. She first appeared in Thor #301 (November 1980), and was adapted from mythology by Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, and Keith Pollard.
Vesta is the goddess of the hearth in the Olympian pantheon.
Vesta was present at the funeral of Hercules when Athena laid claim to the throne of Olympus, and did not oppose Athena even though she was the sister of Zeus, because she did not want to rule.[volume & issue needed]
Vesta appeared as part of the "Olympian Gods" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #9.
Vibranium (Baru) is a superhero in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Pat Graphy, Mike Gustovich and Tom Palmer, first appeared in Deathlok vol. 2 #23 in May 1993. Within the context of the stories, Baru is the former king of Canaan, and is turned into living vibranium by Diablo.
Vienna first appeared as a stewardess on a plane where Shang-Chi was being threatened by a man named Kiley and Vienna helped him to defend himself. She became attracted to him and wanted to become a partner-in-crimefighting, but Shang-Chi refused to put her life in danger.[volume & issue needed]
Some time afterward, she posed as a nun to help both Power Man and Iron Man to take down a villain named Stoneface. Her last known appearance was as Angela Tortelli, where she acted as the wife of the mobster Joey Tortelli. It was here that she met Colleen Wing and Misty Knight and manipulated them into bringing down a rival mobster. They later worked together against a villain named Impasse, for which she was paid $20,000.[volume & issue needed]
Vienna appears in Heroes for Hire vol. 2 #1 helping the Heroes for Hire to capture Grindhouse and other unregistered villains by offering fake identification. The plot also tests the trustworthiness of the new Heroes for Hire Humbug and Tarantula (Maria Vasquez).[volume & issue needed]
Vindaloo is a mutant in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Alan Davis and Fabian Nicieza, first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #366. Within the context of the stories, Vindaloo is a member of the Acolytes.
Ophelia Sarkissian (Madame Hydra)
Visimajoris is a demon in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Jim Starlin and Al Milgrom, first appeared in Doctor Strange #24 in August 1977. Within the context of the stories, Visimajoris serves the Creators and is an enemy of Doctor Strange.
Within the context of the stories, Vision creates Virginia to be his wife and bases her on the Scarlet Witch. Together, they create two children for themselves named Viv and Vin. They live in Arlington County, Virginia. When a neighbor tries to blackmail her into leaving the neighborhood, she unintentionally murders a teenager and puts the neighbor into a coma. When her crimes come to light, she commits suicide, though Vision plans on rebuilding her.
Virginia possessed the same powers as her husband, including super strength, intangibility and flight. She also possessed a jewel on her forehead that absorbed solar energy which she could convert into anything.
Vin, along with his sister Viv, were created using both Vision and Virginia's brainwaves in an effort to create the perfect family. Vin and Viv were sent to Alexander Hamilton High School, but were assigned different schedules. Both children were attacked by Eric Williams with Viv more damaged than her brother. Vin became distraught and attacked a fellow student out of frustration, though the student forgave him as he understood his pain. Vin got better when Viv was fully repaired.
Vin was accidentally killed by Victor Mancha when he got word from Agatha Harkness that there was something wrong with the Visions. Mancha attempted to hold Vin off with his electro-magnetic powers, but he miscalculated and accidentally destroyed Vin's body.
Vin possessed the same powers as his father, including super strength, intangibility and flight. He also possessed a jewel on his forehead that absorbed solar energy which he could convert into anything.
Viv, along with her brother Vin, were created using both Vision and Virginia's brainwaves in an effort to create the perfect family. Viv and Vin were sent to Alexander Hamilton High School, but were assigned different schedules. Both children were attacked by Eric Williams (Grim Reaper) with Viv more damaged than her brother. Vision had the help of Tony Stark in fixing her.
When Viv learns that her mother killed a classmate she befriended, she becomes distraught and disillusioned and begins to resent her mother. When both her brother and mother die, she and Vision try to carry on with their family life.
She joins the teen superhero team the Champions alongside Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Nova (Sam Alexander), Hulk (Amadeus Cho) and later Teen Cyclops. Viv served on the team for a long time, but during the events of Worlds Collide, she sacrifices herself to save Earth and Counter-Earth.
Viv possessed the same powers as her father, including super strength, intangibility and flight. She also possessed a jewel on her forehead that absorbed solar energy which she could convert into anything.
Philip Nolan Voigt
Lucia von Bardas
Baron Von Blitzschlag
Friedrich Von Roehm
Andrea and Andreas von Strucker
Werner von Strucker
Baron Wolfgang von Strucker
The Voyager is a fictional entity in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Nick Abadzis and Paul Johnson first appeared in Children of the Voyager #1 (September 1993). The Voyager is a banished being who was looking to revive himself into existence. To do this he created humans that represented him in the present and then tried to reabsorb them. Two of these representatives were Sam Wantling and Harriet Homerstone. They both manage to defeat the Voyager and then resumed having normal lives.
Voyager is a fictional alien in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Fabrizio Ugolini, Francesco Meo and Giorgio Lavagna, first appeared in Europa #3 (September 1996).
An alien simply known as Voyager travels to Earth in search of Nosferath. Voyager claims that he is "The Law, the total order" and decides to possess the body of a recently killed young man by the Maggia. The man turns out to be the son of a judge, greatly affecting Voyager. He decides to do anything he can to search and destroy Nosferath even if it means the total destruction of Earth. He soon comes in contact with the Italian superhero team Gemini and battles them. After a while however, Voyager's human emotions take grasp and he begins to feel sympathy. Realizing that this is not the way, he spares the team and the planet and leaves.
Voyager (Valerie Vector) is a fictional superhero in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub and Pepe Larraz, made a cameo in Marvel Legacy (November 2017) before making her official debut in The Avengers #675 (March 2018).
While pacing Avengers Mansion, Edwin Jarvis noticed something out of place with the founding members statue outside. He puts it off, but to the reader, it noticeably had an extra female member to it with no explanation. When the Earth and moon mysteriously disappear and half of the existing superheroes suddenly freeze, the remaining heroes are called together through a distress signal. Though Rogue was thought to have sent it, Voyager reveals herself as the one who did with all of the heroes noticeably recognizing her. It is revealed that Voyager was actually a founding member of the Avengers along with Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and Wasp and stayed with the team mostly throughout its many shifts. While battling Kang the Conqueror, Voyager was pitted against Victory the Electromagnetic Man. Due to his "Energo Field", Voyager's powers reacted strangely to his and they were both disintegrated from existence. Voyager found herself floating in subspace for "a decade or more", but was able to see history move on without her as many people forgot her existence. When the Earth is stolen, it jolted her back into reality and she gathered all members of the Avengers together. She specifically refers to Rogue, Falcon, and Sunspot to help lead the team at the time when Earth is to be used as a battleground for a battle between the Black Order and an alien version of the Lethal Legion.
Raniero "Blackie" Drago
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