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T-Ray is a fictional villain created by Joe Kelly and Ed McGuiness who first appeared in Deadpool #1. He is an opponent of Deadpool. He is a superb athlete, swordsman, marksman and hand-to-hand combatant, wielding an axe, shuriken, and other weapons if needed. T-Ray can manipulate mystic energy for superhuman strength, teleportation, levitation, physical transformation, energy burst, weather manipulation and resurrection; he does much of this by channeling power through hieroglyphic scraps of paper.
Talon is depicted as a feline Inhuman in the Earth-691 timeline of the fictional Marvel Universe, sorcerer apprentice to Krugarr. Talon debuted in Guardians of the Galaxy #18 (Nov. 1991). He is a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Initially, creator Jim Valentino wanted to use Wolverine in a storyline where the Guardians had briefly returned to Earth, but Bob Harras, the X-Men editor of the time, did not want it established that Wolverine could live that long. Thus, Valentino created Talon, influenced by Steve Englehart's take on the Beast during Beast's "party hearty" time with the Avengers. Valentino later stated that Talon "wasn't gay, as some people thought. I thought it would lighten things up to have a happy-go-lucky screw-up on the team since, when looked at properly, the Guardians were not a superhero team, but rather a light army."
Talon has some superhuman abilities thanks to his genetically superior Inhuman physiology, and has possibly been exposed to the mutagenic Terrigen Mist. He has a feline form: an orange fur-covered body, razor-sharp talons on his hands and feet, pointed ears, pronounced canine teeth, and a 31⁄2' prehensile tail. He has superhuman strength, is an Olympic-level acrobat and gymnast, and is a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant. The talons on his hands and feet can be detached and hurled as weapons, then regrow instantly.
Talos the Untamed
Talos, created by Peter David and Gary Frank, first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #418 (June 1994). Considered a mutant by his people, he is a Skrull that was born without the ability to shapeshift. Talos made up for it by becoming one of the most feared Skrulls on his planet earning the title Talos the Untamed due to his savage and sinister nature. But after getting captured by the Kree, he refused to commit suicide in the hopes of gaining glory for his survival. Instead, he was ridiculed and renamed the more humiliating Talos the Tamed. Talos became a member of the United Front to fight the Annihilation Wave.
Talos in other media
- Ben Mendelsohn appears as Talos in the 2019 film Captain Marvel. Unlike his comic book counterpart, this version leads a team of Skrulls and can actually shape shift. Initially at odds with Carol Danvers and Nick Fury, he later reveals the fact that the Skrulls are refugees who lost their homeworld when they rejected Kree supremacy, and soon becomes their ally in taking down the Kree's various enforcers. At the end of the film, Talos and Danvers depart to find a new homeworld for his people.
- Talos is a playable 4 star character in Marvel Puzzle Quest as part of the Captain Marvel tie-in.
Anton Miguel Rodriguez
Tarot (Marie-Ange Colbert) first appeared in The New Mutants #16 (June 1984) and was created by Chris Claremont and Sal Buscema. Tarot is able to generate animated constructs composed of tangible psionic energy based on the two-dimensional figures on the tarot cards she carried. She can create multiple human-sized figures and even massive flying constructs without any apparent strain. Tarot's psionic constructs are superhumanly strong and durable, resistant to physical damage, temperature extremes, and certain forms of energy. They are completely under her mental control and will dissipate on her command. Tarot is a member of the original Hellions.
Tatterdemalion (Arnold Paffenroth) is a supervillain with gloves coated with a chemical solution that dissolves paper products, such as dollar bills. Created by Tom Sutton, the character first appeared in Werewolf by Night #9.
Tatterdemalion had been a wealthy business investor until the Las Vegas mob swindled him out of his money, which led to him becoming an insane homeless person. With an army of derelicts hired by Sidney Sarnak on behalf of the Committee, he battles the Werewolf. The Committee outfits Paffenroth with a sophisticated costume and equipment, which he uses to sneak up on unsuspecting victims and destroy their money. He battles Werewolf and the superhero Spider-Man.
Tatterdemalion later joins the Night Shift, a group of villains tricked by the Shroud into doing good. He and Captain America battle the Power Broker and his augmented mutates. He remains with the Night Shift for some time. In the Civil War storyline, Tatterdemalion was among the supervillains who were apprehended and given a choice between jail or assisting the Thunderbolts.
Other versions of Tatterdemalion
In Marvel Zombies, Tatterdemalion and other members of the Night Shift appear as part of the Hood's gang. They are killed when the zombie virus mutates and becomes airborne. The virus cloud begins to rain blood, and reanimates the Night Shift as zombies. Dormammu assumes control of the Night Shift and uses them to fight the Midnight Sons. When Jennifer Kale and the Black Talon contain the virus within the Zombie (Simon Garth), the Night Shift members, still in an undead state, cease their rampage. The Hood teleports away with them.
Tattoo, also known as Longstrike, is a mutant, a student of the Xavier Institute. Created by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, the character first appeared in New X-Men #126. She can display messages or designs on her skin, as well as phase through solid matter.
She is one of the many students who were mentally controlled by Cassandra Nova to attack Wolverine and Beast. Tattoo and the other students are freed from Cassandra's influence by the Stepford Cuckoos.[volume & issue needed] She is romantically involved with another student named Slick, but later breaks up with him when she discovers his true appearance.[volume & issue needed]
Tattoo joins the Omega Gang, led by Quentin Quire, which includes her brother Radian. They set out to avenge what seems to be the murder of Jumbo Carnation, a popular mutant clothes designer. They also attack and kill a group of murderous, mutant-hunting U-Men.[volume & issue needed] The Omega Gang starts a riot at Xavier Institute during 'Opening Day' celebrations, an event designed to bring the public to Xavier's. Several members, including Tattoo, confront the X-Men on the front lawn. During the battle Tattoo manages to phase her hand into Cyclops's head. She informs him if she became solid, he would die. Emma Frost turns into her diamond form and places her hand inside of Tattoo's head; now Tattoo would also die if she became solid. This eliminates the stand-off.[volume & issue needed] After the Omega Gang is neutralized, all but Quire are sentenced to jail.
After being released from jail, she joins the New Warriors under the codename Longstrike, using a version of Stilt-Man's armor since she no longer has her abilities. However, she is killed on one of the team's first missions.
Cornelius Van Lunt
General Orwell Taylor is a character in Marvel Comics. The character, created by David Michelinie and Mark Bagley, first appeared in Venom: Lethal Protector #1 (February 1993). He is the founder of The Jury.
The father of Maxwell (Max) Taylor and Hugh Taylor, his oldest son was a guard at a prison for super powered criminals who was murdered during Venom's escape.[volume & issue needed] Orwell recruited a number of Hugh's co-workers (Sentry, Firearm, Bomblast) as well as Ramshot (Samuel Culkin) and his youngest son as Screech. Orwell outfitted his group with altered Guardsman armors to hunt Eddie Brock.[volume & issue needed]
Although the Jury failed against Venom, Orwell devised a way to kidnap Spider-Man to be put on trial for bringing the Venom symbiote to Earth. The Jury and Orwell are again met with defeat.[volume & issue needed]
Orwell later began a business relationship with the Life Foundation with The Jury now glorified bodyguards for people in the organization's bunkers. Orwell soon became paranoid that his men were out to usurp his authority. Orwell slowly began to show that his hate and desire for revenge had twisted him and he had no regard left for anyone but himself.[volume & issue needed] A shareholder of the Life Foundation, he and Roland Treece were arrested by federal agents for their part in Carlton Drake's Arachnis Project; the Jury parted from Taylor and redefined their modus operandi.[volume & issue needed]
Orwell most often clashed with his younger son due to Orwell's methods. He also routinely clashed with Ramshot whose conscience kept interfering with Orwell's way of running the Jury. Maxwell abandoned the Screech identity to serve as a defense attorney for the Jury's victims, and Wysper took his son's place. Screech apparently has severed all ties with the Jury just like his father, and was not on the Jury when the group reformed by the U.S. Agent and Edwin Cord.[volume & issue needed]
Tefral the Surveyor
Servant of Immortus
Tempus is an enormous humanoid who dwells in Limbo and serves Immortus. Created by Gerry Conway and John Buscema, the character first appeared in Giant-Size Fantastic Four #2. He has fought many heroes on his master's behalf, including the Fantastic Four, the West Coast Avengers, and Thor. He appeared in the limited series Avengers Forever, attempting to kill Rick Jones[volume & issue needed] and later fighting Hawkeye.[volume & issue needed]
Eva Bell is an teenage Australian mutant with the ability to create time-freezing bubbles and transport people into the future.[volume & issue needed] When her powers manifest, Cyclops asks her to join his new X-Men. At first she declines, wanting to live a normal life, but then the Avengers come to recruit her and she decides a normal life isn't possible and that Cyclops's team will be cooler. She then creates a time bubble that freezes the Avengers so they can escape.
Temugin is the son of Iron Man villain the Mandarin. Created by Ryan Odagawa and Mike Grell, he first appeared in Iron Man (volume 3) #53 (2002). The character is named after Genghis Khan, his in-universe ancestor.
As an infant, Temugin was delivered to a monastery in the Himalayas by his father. Confident the monks would educate the boy, the Mandarin cut off almost all communication with his son, which left Temugin with abandonment issues.
He appears in the miniseries Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin, where the Mandarin uses his mind control ring to force Temugin to kill Tony Stark. Temugin later shoots Stark in the chest, and deduces that he is Iron Man when the suit's chestplate stops the bullet. Temugin escapes and returns to the monastery, and a disappointed Mandarin wipes his mind of the incident.
After the Mandarin's death in a battle against Iron Man, Temugin receives his father's ten rings of power, and discovers that for honor's sake he must kill Iron Man so his father's spirit can find peace. Luring Iron Man to his father's fortress, Temugin proves more than a match for Iron Man's mechanically enhanced strength. Before he could kill the hero, another enemy of the Mandarin attacks and the fortress erupts into flames.[volume & issue needed]
Temugin later appears in MODOK's 11 #4, wherein he has been contacted by the double-crossing Spot, who promptly hands over the weapon that MODOK had been planning to steal. In this appearance, Temugin speaks of the Mandarin as "my late father" and bears the Rings, one of which he uses to imprison Spot in another dimension with nothing but money.  In the following issue, the Puma tears off at least one of his hands. However, it is possible that he retained at least half of the rings, as Nightshade who used the rings on his lost hand, was not seen with them at the end of the story.
However, much later he is seen among the Agents of Atlas, appointed as a second in command, and possible replacement, for Jimmy Woo, current head figure for the Atlas Foundation. Now sporting a bulky prosthetic, he initially comes into conflict with Jimmy Woo over what he perceives as cowardly behavior and pointlessly complicated planning on Woo's part. The two gradually become friends over the course of several battles, most notably versus Jade Claw.
Sasha Hammer is his paternal half-sister.
Temugin in other media
Temugin (also known as Gene Khan) appears as the Mandarin in Iron Man: Armored Adventures voiced by Vincent Tong. The last descendant of the first Mandarin, he is searching for his rings so he can gain ultimate power.
Terminus is an extraterrestrial supervillain. The character, created by John Byrne, first appeared Fantastic Four #269 (August 1984). Within the context of the Marvel Comics universe, Terminus is a destroyer of worlds first encountered by Mister Fantastic and She-Hulk while they investigated a powerful beam from outer space. The beam is Terminus claiming the Earth as his. Mister Fantastic defeats him with a device that drives him hundreds of miles into the crust of the planet.
Terminus in other media
The Terror debuted in Mystic Comics #5, a publication of Marvel Comics' 1940s predecessor, Timely Comics. The man who became the Terror was horribly injured in an automobile accident after his car crashed into a tree. Dr. John Storm, a reclusive scientist, found his body. Previously, the doctor had come under attack by a rogue gorilla. During the incident, a formula had spilled into the food belonging to the doctor's dog. The dog consumed some of the food and became a wolf-like monster with a skull-like face and a thirst for blood. The gorilla was swiftly defeated. Storm theorized that the formula gave entities what they needed in times of extreme need, as when humans are able to lift cars off of trapped love ones. He decided to test the formula on the man he had rescued, deciding that he would not mind since the accident had left him with severe amnesia.[volume & issue needed]
TESS-One (Total Elimination of the Super Soldiers) is a robot. Near the end of 1945 the United States government started to foresee the destructive potential of super heroes like Captain America and the Invaders. They grew concerned that after World War II they would not be able to control these powerful new beings. Deep in a secret lab, an unnamed government branch developed TESS-One, a sort of primitive version of the "Sentinel" programs. Through the course of one of Captain America's adventures in the early 1980s, he uncovered the TESS program and made an uneasy alliance with Wolverine to defeat it. The robot was defeated when Captain America and Wolverine cut off her head. TESS-One was a large, autonomous robot that could fire powerful energy blasts. TESS-One also used machine-guns, but quickly ran out of ammunition. During its first appearance it stormed a lab and upgraded its chassis with a coating of adamantium, making it much harder to defeat.
Thena is a member of the Asgardian race in MC2, a possible future of the main Marvel continuity. She first appeared in Avengers Next #2 (November 2006). She is the daughter of the Avenger and god of Thunder, Thor.
In her first comic book appearance, Thena is attacked in error by heroes Nova and Earth Sentry as soon as she lands on Earth. In a fit of rage she battled the A-Next team to a standstill until stunned by a power-blast from Katherine Power.
Thena joins the team on their mission to rescue Kevin Masterson, not realizing that it was a trap created by Sylene, the daughter of Loki, as a way to use their powers to transform Earth into a newer version of Asgard. Although Thena and J2 are used as sacrifices for the spell, they manage to free themselves. Thena (under her father's orders) restores Kevin's powers, allowing him to become Thunderstrike.
As an Asgardian, Thena benefits from superior strength, durability and an extended lifespan when compared with normal humans. Additionally, she has similar powers to her father's, enabling her to control lightning.
The Thin Man (Bruce Dickson) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by artist Klaus Nordling and an unknown writer in Mystic Comics #4 (July 1940), and published by Marvel predecessor Timely Comics during the time fans and historians call the Golden Age of Comic Books, the Thin Man was one of the first "stretching" superheroes, predating the more famous Plastic Man by more than a year and Mister Fantastic by more than twenty years.
The Thin Man made no further Golden Age appearances following his debut. He next appeared in 1970s comics in World War II flashback stories, beginning with Marvel Premiere #29 (April 1976). This story, by writer Roy Thomas and penciller Don Heck, retcons the Thin Man as a founding member of the superhero team the Liberty Legion. The Thin Man would go on to co-star in the series The New Invaders.
Roger "Red" Norvell
Thorn (Salvatore "Sal" Carbone) is a fictional character, primarily an enemy of the Punisher, created by writer Chuck Dixon and artist John Romita Jr.. The character first appeared in The Punisher War Zone Vol. 1, #1 (March 1992).
Wanting to eliminate the Carbones, a crime family situated in Brooklyn, the Punisher infiltrated the group with the aid of a petty criminal named Mickey Fondozzi. The Carbones were led by Julius, whose second in-command was his brother, Salvatore. While Julius welcomed Mickey and the Punisher (who had adopted the alias "Johnny Tower") into the organization, Sal disliked the two, and was suspicious of their motives, correctly assuming that they were sabotaging the Carbones' operations.
Needing leverage to get Sal off of their backs, Mickey and the Punisher spied on him, and discovered that he was consorting with rival Asian gangsters. Enraged by Sal's treachery, Julius ordered Mickey and the Punisher to dispose of him, so the two drugged Sal and drove him out to New Jersey. Due to his frequent narcotics usage, Sal was able to resist the drugs he was given and tried to flee, but fell through the ice of a frozen lake. Believing Sal to have perished, Mickey and the Punisher left.
Sal survived, and regained consciousness in a hospital, which he escaped from. Recalling nothing about his past other than vague details about the people who had tried to kill him, Sal robbed and murdered a man, and began making his way to La Isla de Tiburones Durmientes, which was where Julius's daughter was about to marry a Sicilian mobster. When a motorist he had flagged down asked him what his name was, Sal, unable to remember, replied with Thorn, a word he had glimpsed on a billboard.
After swimming to La Isla de Tiburones Durmientes, Thorn ran amok, killing his niece's fiancé and Julius, among others. The Punisher put a stop to Thorn's rampage by shooting him repeatedly, and knocking him into the ocean. Thorn recovered, and sometime later murdered a trio of drug dealers for their car, which he drove to New York. Thorn found and attacked Mickey and the Punisher, but the fight was interrupted by the boss of the dealers Thorn had killed. After massacring the head dealer and his underlings, Thorn and the Punisher continued their brawl, which ended when the Punisher threw Thorn off of a bridge, and onto a moving truck. The truck brought Thorn to New Jersey, and he was last seen wandering Newark.
For unexplained reasons, nearly dying in a frigid lake has left Thorn unable to feel pain, allowing him to sustain severe injuries, such as multiple gunshots, without being deterred. Thorn's brush with death has also eliminated his need for basic human necessities such as food, water, air, and protection from the elements, and made him repellent towards animals such as sharks.
In a 2009 interview with Comic Book Resources, illustrator Dale Eaglesham expressed fondness for the character, stating "I spent some time in the Punisher department from 93 to 95 and I really enjoyed working with Frank Castle. However, there's another Punisher-related character that I feel I have unfinished business with: Sal Carbone, the man they call Thorn. He went toe-to-toe with Castle and survived because he thinks he's already dead. He's insane, and he would actually make a great Punisher! Maybe I can talk Ed Brubaker into that one; I think he would love it".
Thornn is a fictional mutant, a member of the Morlocks. Created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, the character first appeared in X-Force vol. 1. #6. She is the sister of X-Force member Feral. Thornn's mutation gives her a cat-like appearance (including a prehensile tail), as well as enhanced senses, strength, agility, and healing abilities.[volume & issue needed] When the Morlocks consider forming an alliance with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, she helps convince the others to do so. They attempt to capture Feral, but fail miserably.[volume & issue needed] Later, she helps X-Force capture her sister when it is revealed that Feral has killed several of their family members.[volume & issue needed] She later joins X-Corporation and helps save Charles Xavier's life. She is depowered and turned into a baseline human after M-Day,[volume & issue needed]. She is later shown apparently repowered, but it is implied that merely her mutant appearance was returned to her, not her enhanced abilities.[volume & issue needed]
Tiboro is a humanoid being from the so-called "Sixth Dimension" who ruled a tribe of Earth humans in South America ages ago, but was eventually banished. He now waits for Earth's civilization to fall into decadence and decay so that he can rule the whole planet. Most of Tiboro's power is contained in his wand, but he can also exercise formidable magical abilities without such artificial aids. Tiboro has become a minor nemesis of Doctor Strange in modern times. Tiboro uses an artifact called the Screaming Idol to communicate with creatures on Earth while he is in his own dimension.
Tick-Tock is a fictional mutant created by Ann Nocenti and Brian Postman. He first appeared in Spider-Woman #50, where he helps capture and imprison various San Francisco-based super-heroes and villains, including Spider-Woman. He uses his precognitive abilities to help prevent break-outs, anticipating the prisoners' attempts before they could happen, but does not foresee that when Spider-Woman breaks out, she would change costumes with Gypsy Moth. Placing the two women in each other's cells, Spider-Woman is able to escape and free the others, and Tick-Tock was sent to prison.
Tick-Tock later joins the Shroud's Night Shift, and assisted in their assault upon the Power Broker alongside Captain America (pretending to be hypnotized by Dansen Macabre). Tick-Tock was instrumental in getting them past the guards at the gate by predicting their movements. Tick-Tock helped Captain America and the Shroud guard the prisoners they took inside the Power Broker's mansion, and ultimately escaped with the Night Shift, evading the authorities.
After Digger was arrested by Mockingbird, Tick-Tock joined the Night Shift in attacking the Avengers Compound, unaware that Mockingbird was no longer an Avenger. Tick-Tock helped the Brothers Grimm defeat the Vision by predicting when he would become solid, but the team was finally defeated by the Avengers. They were then rescued by the Shroud.
When the Hangman assumed control of the Night Shift, he encouraged each member to join him in a campaign of terror against Hollywood, pointing to their backgrounds for reasons why they should hate Hollywood. He noted that Tick-Tock had wanted to be a timer in an animation studio once. Tick-Tock joined the Night Shift in receiving new power from Satannish, but lost a portion of their souls as a result. He accompanied the Night Shift as they captured Hawkeye, the second Spider-Woman, and the U.S. Agent, then attempted to offer their souls to Satannish. Iron Man and Living Lightning followed Digger to the Tower of Shadows, and saved their teammates from the Night Shift. Tick-Tock attempted to defeat them with his new powers, slowing the Avengers down, but Spider-Woman was outside his path, and knocked him out from behind. They were teleported away from the Avengers by Dansen Macabre. Tick-Tock then joined the Night Shift in an attack on Wonder Man, but found that Wonder Man was immune to his powers, possibly because of his ionic energies. After capturing Wonder Man, they were convinced by him to allow him to join them in their campaign against Hollywood by making their own film.
When the U.S. Agent assumed the part Wonder Man had been playing in "The Demon That Devoured Hollywood", the Night Shift attacked him, and Tick-Tock slowed him down long enough for Misfit, Digger and Hangman to knock him out. Realizing that Wonder Man intended to betray them, they also brought Wonder Man down. As the Night Shift continued with their film project, the Avengers attacked them, all on film. The Night Shift nearly defeated them, but then learned from Dr. Strange that they had lost part of their souls to Satannish. They then turned on the Hangman, and helped the Avengers and Doctor Strange drive Satannish back to his own realm.
Tick-Tock was with the Night Shift at the time when they are hired by the crime lord Snapdragon on Count Nefaria's behalf to capture Moon Knight. When Moon Knight refused Tick-Tock's offer to accompany them, the Night Shift attacked where Tick-Tock accidentally hit Tatterdemalion when trying to shoot Maya Lopez. After Echo knocked out Digger, she used a shovel to stab Tick-Tock. Moon Knight and Echo defeated the Night Shift who are then arrested by the police. As Tick-Tock was being interrogated by the LAPD's Detective Hall, Count Nefaria's lawyer showed up and ended the interrogation. After Count Nefaria's lawyer states that the Night Shift are victims of a beating from vigilantes, the Night Shift are released from police custody. When Tick-Tock and the rest of the Night Shift are brought before Snapdragon and Count Nefaria, the two of them wanted to discuss with them on why they failed their mission where Count Nefaria insulted them for their incompetence. Before the Night Shift can answer, Count Nefaria used his ionic energy blasts to incinerate them as he tells Snapdragon to aim a little higher the next time she asks for outside help.
Tick-Tock can perceive various possible futures diverging within the next sixty seconds. The sharper his focus on a particular future event, the more likely it is to occur. He uses a pocket-watch to focus his power.
After being empowered by Satannish, Tick-Tock could control time, causing others to freeze in place while he and his associates move normally.[volume & issue needed]
Tim Boo Ba
After Monkey Joe's death, Squirrel Girl chose a new squirrel to act as her companion. She considered her Monkey Joe 2 before settling on Tippy-Toe and giving her a pink ribbon. Tippy-Toe proves to be a valuable member of the Great Lakes Avengers, but she and Squirrel Girl left the team due to feeling like they were the only ones fighting. She goes with Doreen when the latter attends Empire State University, where Doreen convinces the students and faculty that she is an animatronic.
Tippy-Toe in other media
- Tippy-Toe appears alongside Monkey Joe as Squirrel Girl's sidekick in Ultimate Spider-Man.
- Tippy-Toe will appear in Marvel's New Warriors on Freeform.
- Tippy-Toe appears in Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, with her vocal effects provided by Dee Bradley Baker.
Tom Thumb (Thomas Thompson) is a member of the fictional superhero team the Squadron Supreme. Created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema, he first appeared in Avengers #85. He is a dwarf scientist and inventor. He designed the Squadron's headquarters[volume & issue needed] and frequently created advanced devices such as a Behavior Modifying Machine that could be used on criminals to change their ways, and a force field belt that protected its wearer.[volume & issue needed]
The character first appears when several members of the Avengers end up in the Squadron Supreme's universe and battle them. The Squadron later are manipulated by the Serpent Cartel, and the team travela to the mainstream Marvel Universe to extend the Cartel's power. They battle the Avengers once more, returning to their own universe in the process, but eventually realize that the Cartel is evil and renounce them.
Alongside the other Squadron members, Thumb is mind-controlled by the Over-Mind and is used in the entity's conquest of the Squadron's Earth. The team is freed by the Defenders, and together they battle and defeat the Over-Mind and Null, the Living Darkness.
To help restore the world after the chaos brought upon it by the Over-Mind's conquest, the Squadron resolves to take control of the planet, and the members reveal their secret identities to the world. Fellow Squadron member Nuke asks Thumb to find a cure for his parents' cancer, but fails. Thumb discovers that he has also developed terminal cancer. Tom Thumb then completed the Behavior Modification Machine. He was captured by the Institute of Evil, and voted to expel the Golden Archer from the Squadron. Tom Thumb travels to the future to steal a universal cure for disease, but discovers it is ineffective to cure his cancer. Thumb ultimately dies at the team's headquarters in Squadron City and was placed in the Hibernaculum, a form of suspended animation he invented to preserve the bodies of diseased or recently deceased persons until a remedy could be found for them.
Tom Thumb has an extraordinary genius level of intellect, but no superhuman powers. He is an expert and innovator in a wide range of scientific and technological fields, including computer science, medicine, psychology, force field technology, and spacecraft design. He possessed total recall and great physical dexterity. He is highly skilled at manipulating various weaponry of his own design. He possesses PhDs in mathematics, physics, and electrical engineering. Tom Thumb has access to a variety of technologies that he has designed. He used a one-man flying vehicle that was equipped with various advanced weaponry, including guns firing concussive energy blasts. His inventions included A.I.D.A. (Artificially Intelligent Data Analyzer), a highly advanced computer with a human-like personality and sentience; the Behavior Modification Machine, which could alter the personalities and thinking processes of human powers; the Hibernaculum, a means of storing a human body in suspended animation; and the Transtemporal Somnaprojector, a means of time travel. He also invented and wore a personal force field belt, which projected a protective field of energy about the wearer that could even deflect bullets.
In Supreme Power, Tom Thumb is one of a number of convicts who volunteered to act as test subjects for a military experiment, which caused him to shrink to less than one inch high.[volume & issue needed] He joins the government's Squadron Supreme program, and enters counseling to deal with the trauma of being trapped in a capsule during one mission.[volume & issue needed] This version of the character apparently died along with the rest of his universe when it collided with another reality.
Torgo first appeared in Fantastic Four #91 and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Torgo possesses superhuman strength and durability where he is composed of an unknown metal. Torgo appears in the Avengers Assemble episode "Mojo World", voiced by Roger Craig Smith.
Tower was a mutant in the Marvel Comics universe. The character, created by Bob Layton and Jackson Guice, first appeared in X-Factor #2 (March 1986). Tower draws on additional extra-dimensional mass to shrink his dimensions or augment his physical size, strength, and density.
Within the context of the stories, Tower fought the original X-Factor as a member of the Alliance of Evil, a group of mutants banded together by Apocalypse. He was killed by the X-Cutioner in Uncanny X-Men annual #17.
Tower of Flower
Larry Trask is a fictional character in Marvel Comics, the mutant son of scientist Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels. The character first appeared in X-Men #57 (June 1969) and was created by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams.
At the age of five, Larry's mutant power of precognition manifested when he predicted the death of his mother. He lost his older sister Tanya soon after, as she was a mutant time-traveler who had become lost in the timestream.
Fearful of the "mutant menace," Bolivar crafted a medallion that would block Larry's powerful visions of the future, as well as erase any memory of them. As his son grew older, Bolivar enlisted Larry's help in the creation of the first wave of Sentinels. Bolivar occasionally removed Larry's medallion so that he could secretly observe and record Larry's predictions about mutants in the future, and Larry accurately predicted the assassination attempt of Senator Robert Kelly.[volume & issue needed]
Larry was skeptical of his father's hatred of mutants, until the night his sister Tanya (now calling herself Madame Sanctity) returned to the past. Tanya hoped to change the future by stopping her father's creation of the Sentinels, but she was thwarted by her friend Rachel Summers. Though Rachel successfully prevented Larry from witnessing the psychic duel that ensued, she could not hide the physical damage caused by the fight. This convinces Larry that dangerous mutants do exist.[volume & issue needed]
Larry Trask later blames the X-Men for his father's death, and used Bolivar's notes to create a new, stronger wave of Sentinels. He was aided in his effort by Federal Judge Robert Chalmers, who was a friend of Bolivar's and knew Larry's secret. Larry Trask created a base for his Sentinels inside the Colorado Rockies, and he ordered the robots to abduct and detain all known mutants. One of these mutants was Alex Summers; Larry gave him a containment suit to control his unstable powers. Chalmers became disillusioned with Larry's plans, and he forcefully removed Larry's medallion, hoping that Larry would cease his attacks on mutants if he learned the truth about his own mutation. This, however, backfired; when a furious Larry gave the order for Sentinels to destroy all mutants, he himself was targeted for annihilation.
The Sentinels are eventually outwitted by Cyclops, and fly into the sun (perceived by them as the source of all mutations) to apparently be destroyed. Meanwhile, Larry has plunged into a state of catatonic shock, and Chalmers puts the medallion back on him to erase the knowledge of what had happened to him.
The Mark II Sentinels later return from space, and abduct the Scarlet Witch as part of an elaborate plan to prevent the birth of future mutants by sterilizing humanity. Larry is abducted by the Scarlet Witch's brother Quicksilver, who remembers Trask from when he and his sister were previously abducted by the Sentinels. Quicksilver removes Larry's medallion, restoring Larry's knowledge of a Sentinel base in Australia. The duo travels to the secret base, and Larry stops the Sentinels by revealing that the lead Sentinel was mutated during its time in space, causing the others to turn on it and destroy it, thus deactivating themselves. One of the Sentinels falls onto Larry and kills him.
Other versions of Larry Trask
- In the one-shot special What If...Magneto & Professor X Had Formed the X-Men Together?, Larry Trask is the billionaire leader of Trask Industries. His anti-mutant prejudice leads him to attack Charles Xavier's Good Shepherd Clinic with a fleet of Sentinels. The strike is unsuccessful, but it spurs the formation of the X-Men in that universe. Later, Larry Trask is revealed to be one of the Lords Cardinal of the Hellfire Club (along with Sebastian Shaw, Harry Leland, and Donald Pierce). It is unclear if this version of Larry is aware of his own status as a mutant, or that he is working with mutants as well.[volume & issue needed]
- In the alternate universe of Mutant X, Dr. Lawrence Trask has physically bonded with the Sentinel hardware inside his mountain base, becoming a Prime-Sentinel. He is possessed by Madelyne Pryor, who leads his Sentinels in an attack on the heroes of New York City.
Roland Treece is a fictional character appearing in Marvel Comics. Created by David Michelinie and Mark Bagley, Treece first appeared in Venom: Lethal Protector #3 (April 1993). He is the CEO of Treece International and a board member of the Life Foundation.
Using a park recreation project as a cover, he searched for a lost stockpile of gold buried beneath a park in San Francisco before dealing with interference from Venom. Treece nearly dies fighting Spider-Man and Venom, but is ultimately saved by Eddie Brock.
Treece next appears as Carlton Drake's employee. He attempts to kill his employer through incorrect administration of a serum, but Drake transforms into the Man-Spider instead. Treece and Orwell Taylor are arrested by federal agents for their part in Drake's illegal projects.
Roland Treece in other media
Roland Treece appears in the 2018 film Venom, portrayed by Scott Haze. This version is the Life Foundation's head of security and Carlton Drake's chief enforcer. After the Venom symbiote escapes from the Life Foundation, he brings scientist Dora Skirth to Carlton Drake in one of the testing rooms after finding out that she snuck Eddie Brock in. Treece goes after Eddie Brock and is nearly killed by Venom. Treece later captures Brock to be executed, but a Venom-possessed Anne Weying proceeds to kill him by devouring his head while also killing those with him.
Tuck is a Replicated Organic, an artificial human created on a planet called Lionheart. She was illegally created by a "tissue broker", who, fearing the authorities (all higher technology is forbidden), sold her to a brothel. She escaped and eventually joined Death's Head and his group of outlaws, and accompanied him on his complex travels through time and alternate universes.[volume & issue needed]
During an unspecified time she was intentionally infected by a (eventually harmless) strain of the "plague perfection" - a synthetic virus designed to target only replicated humans and cyborgs. The search produced nothing, as there is no cure.
Tuck is a synthetic human, designed to be slightly superior to a normal human in physical abilities. She is skilled in stealth and combat using Medieval weapons. At one point she gains a powerful cosmic artifact called the Sapphire Lotus which boosts her strength and durability to many times greater than normal, and grants her the power to generate large amounts of energy. She later loses all but a small shard of this object, which still boosts her strength fivefold, and increases her athletic abilities and healing rate.
|First appearance||Tales of Suspense #83 (Nov 1966)|
|Created by||Stan Lee (writer)|
Jack Kirby (artist)
|Alter ego||John Robert Keane|
|Team affiliations||Secret Empire|
|Abilities||exceptional acrobatic skills|
John Keane is a costumed criminal acrobat. Intending to test himself against Captain America, he broke into Avengers Mansion. He easily beat Captain America in two separate struggles—although, this turned out to be the Super-Adaptoid, who had taken Captain America's form and lacked his fighting skills. The real Captain America freed himself from the Adaptoid's trap and defeated the Tumbler in combat.[volume & issue needed]
Later, the Tumbler was hired by Quentin Harderman as a part of the Secret Empire's plot to discredit Captain America. The Tumbler robbed a store, and Captain America tried to capture him but the Tumbler escaped. The next day, John Keane in civilian clothes was told to meet Captain America at a charity boxing match; however the Captain recognized Keane and he ran. Captain America knocked Keane down with his shield, and as the two struggled, the first Moonstone shot and killed Keane with a micro laser under orders from Harderman while hiding out of sight. Harderman accused Captain America of murdering the Tumbler as part of the scheme to discredit him.
It was later revealed that John Keane was using his ill-gotten gains that he had taken as the Tumbler to pay for his mother's living and her home, while his brother Michael was in the army. He had also taken out a million-dollar life insurance policy with the Guardian Life Insurance Policy. When Michael tried to collect on this policy, Guardian Life Insurance Policy refused to pay the claim since John had been killed in an illegal act. Michael trained hard and took on his brother's identity as the Tumbler, getting Captain America's help to expose the insurance company's fraud.
After receiving the Tumbler gear from Michael Keane, Roderick Kingsley sold it to an unnamed criminal. Tumbler, Ringer, and Steeplejack are shown to be in the services of Roderick Kinglsley. They were later ambushed by the Goblin King's servants Menace and Monster (the "Goblin" form of Carlie Cooper).
Tundra is a mystical spirit which inhabits an ever-growing mass of Canadian land in gargantuan semi-humanoid form, and is the enemy of the Inuit gods whom he trapped in another dimension. Tundra was the first of the Great Beasts confronted by Alpha Flight. Tundra was summoned through a mystic ritual in which a possessed Richard Easton traced a gigantic human shape in the barren land of Canada's Northwest Territories and then donned a metallic crown that summoned the spirit of Tundra. Easton's corpse animated, the land mimicking the corpse's movement until Tundra rose in the shape of a humanoid mass of earth. According to Shaman, Tundra was supposed to be controlled by the mind of the human who summoned him but because of the weakened state of Richard Easton when summoning Tundra, Tundra's real personality quickly took over.[volume & issue needed] Tundra's powers stem from the land itself. He can summon mosquitoes, hurl boulders from his body, increase his size by absorbing land mass, and is connected to the land so if he is injured, earthquake-style upheavals occur in the surrounding area.
Turner D. Century
Twilight was character created by Marvel Comics for their Marvel 2099 run X-Nation 2099. This short-lived series only lasted six issues before being terminated. 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 Twilight.[volume & issue needed]
Little is known about the girl before she arrived at Halo City, but she soon became a part of the teen group X-Nation. It was some time later that Avian decided to mount a mission to recapture Willow in a bid to be the first to find the messiah for himself. He attacked the children and succeeded in capturing Willow again. Wanting to rescue their friend, X-Nation decided to infiltrate the Million Palms facility and save her. At first, Twilight was unwilling to go but after she misheard a conversation between Cerebra and Sister Nicholas where she thought they were going to experiment on the children she agreed. However, their fledgling efforts ended in their capture. They were able to escape, but upon their return home they found that Halo City was devastated.[volume & issue needed]
Their home had been blown up by the Atlantean army and was being flooded. To add insult to injury, Exodus had awoken from another century-long slumber and tried to make X-Nation his Acolytes. They refused and were subsequently beaten, but Twilight was one of the few who implicitly didn't trust Exodus. The rest of the group joined her opinion when Exodus refused to save the human population of Halo City and they refused to be in service to him. Twilight tried to strike down the powerful mutant with her powers, but he was actually able to leave her "sphere of influence" unharmed. He struck back at her, nearly killing her if not for the magical intervention of Mademoiselle Strange. After Clarion sacrificed himself in the battle with Exodus, the rest of the kids were teleported away by Mlle Strange to face their uncertain futures.[volume & issue needed]
They travel to the Savage Land—the last inhabitable place on earth—and begin to form a society there. Twilight travels to Mars with December, Metalsmith, and several others to see if the red planet has any resources that can be used by the colonists. They get attacked by aliens and crash land, but make it to the Ares base. While there, the resident doctor tells them that lately their children had begun to be abducted at night by aliens called the "Takers".[volume & issue needed]
Later that night, Twilight goes missing so December and Metalsmith go looking for her, but are ambushed. Twilight returns on her own later and explains the origin of the Takers and also that the Phalanx were about to invade earth. Not knowing what to do, Twilight decides to stay with the Takers, and Metalsmith stays with her. But neither of them decide to tell this to December, who is left behind on Mars when the couple blasts off with the Takers, who fly towards the Phalanx mother ship. They, alongside the Takers, are successful in boarding the ship, but they meet an untimely fate.[volume & issue needed]
Down on earth, a robot left behind by Mister Fantastic named Franklin—who has had an enigmatic connection to the Phalanx since his creation—realizes that the Phalanx are evil. Downloading several needed programs, Franklin detonates the Phalanx ship with Twilight and Metalsmith still inside.[volume & issue needed]
Twilight was capable of generating a reality warping "sphere of influence" in which she could do many things including: fly, become intangible, teleport herself and others, cause things to burn, shrink, explode, melt, or reform in various ways. She also displayed a latent form of telepathy which Exodus was unable to eavesdrop on, but whether that was one of the reality warping feats or a different mutation is unknown.
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