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Within the context of the stories, Ugly John is an Australian mutant possessed of three faces. Ugly John is rescued from the giant mutant-hunting robots known as the Sentinels by Cyclops and Wolverine of the X-Men. En route back to Westchester, the X-Men's X-Jet is shot down by more Sentinels over Central America. Captured by Cassandra Nova, the genetic twin of Professor Charles Xavier, Ugly John is to be executed but the attempt fails. To ease his suffering, Cyclops shoots John with an optic blast.
Within the context of the stories, U-Go Girl can teleport herself and others (in a radius of five feet) across the globe, although this process is physically draining. Edie becomes pregnant by a young drifter when she is fifteen, and her parents decide to raise the girl as Edie's sister rather than daughter. Edie's power of teleportation fully manifests when she first looks at her daughter's face and feels a powerful urge to "get away." She teleports to Los Angeles. Edie struggles as a waitress and an actress until she becomes smitten with X-Force leader Zeitgeist and decides to try out for the team. She perfects her "aim" with her teleportation and comes up with the codename "Tele-Girl"; she becomes U-Go Girl after she accidentally flashes a crowd during her team tryout and someone screams, "You go, girl!"
Later, most of the team dies in a fight while on a mission in New York. Only U-Go Girl, Anarchist, and Doop survive. Edie is heavily traumatized by holding Zeitgeist's upper torso as he dies. The team later rebels against their leader Coach, who attempts to rape a temporarily disoriented Edie. She recovers just enough to kill him. After a period of destabilizing powers, U-Go Girl heads home to face the ghosts of her pasts and reunite with her young daughter, Katie, though she maintains the fiction of simply being a much older sister. She also enters into a relationship with her teammate Orphan. Edie later dies during a publicity stunt trip to a space station, and X-Force is renamed X-Statix in her honor.
Within the context of the stories, Ultimaton is created by the anti-mutant supersoldier program Weapon Plus, and was designated by his creators as Weapon XV. Ultimaton escapes from the Weapon Plus facilities, but is defeated by the X-Men. Ultimaton is later resurrected to guard a special chamber that contains a child Apocalypse, being grown in a cloning vat.
Within the context of the stories, Ultimus is a Kree warrior and Eternal. He existed in a state of suspended animation on Earth for over 3,000 years, before being awakened by Thor. Travelling to Stonehenge, he launches himself into space. Ultimus is later recruited by the Kree Supreme Intelligence to aid in the Kree/Shi'ar War. Ultimus travels to the Kree homeworld Hala, where he meets and joins the Kree Starforce. Together they battle the Avengers and the Shi'ar Imperial Guard. Following the war, he and the rest of the Starforce return to Hala to help the Kree rebuild under Shi'ar rule.
Ultimus in other media
Ultimus appears as an assist character in the 1995 arcade game Avengers in Galactic Storm.
Ultragirl (Suzanna Sherman, derived from her Kree name Tsu-Zana) is a superheroine in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Barbara Kesel and Leonard Kirk, first appeared in Ultragirl #1-3 (November 1996 - January 1997). The character went on to costar in the ongoing series Avengers: The Initiative and the miniseries Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt.
Within the context of the stories, Suzy Sherman is an aspiring model. However, in the course of a few days, she grows inches taller, rapidly acquiring the physique of the average female bodybuilder, and develops superpowers. Suzy discovers that she is a mutant Kree warrior, born Tsu-Zana. Suzy is dubbed Ultragirl by the press and helps the superhero team known as the New Warriors defeat the villain Effex. Her powers include flight, super-strength, multi-spectral vision, and a healing factor.
Ultragirl becomes a member of Captain America's Secret Avengers during the Civil War storyline, among other superheroes. After its conclusion, she joins the Initiative. She enters into a romantic relationship with Justice and eventually graduates from the Initiative. She and Thor Girl are assigned to protect Georgia, with Ultra Girl wearing a new costume: Carol Danvers' original Ms. Marvel outfit, given to Suzy by Carol as a graduation present. During the Secret Invasion storyline, the Skrull Dum Dum Dugan calls all the sleeper agents in the Initiative, causing Ultragirl and Thor Girl to fight each other out of fear. When the Skrull Kill Krew arrives to the scene, 3-D Man confirms that Thor Girl is a Skrull, killing her with her own hammer with the help of Gravity. During the Dark Reign storyline, Ultragirl is ordered to hand over her Ms. Marvel costume, as Norman Osborn has secured the rights to the name and likeness, and creates a new Ms. Marvel. After saving Justice from the deranged Thor clone Ragnarok, Ultragirl joins Justice's new New Warriors team, leaving the Initiative.
|First appearance||Incredible Hulk #408|
|Created by||Peter David|
|Abilities||Use of energy sword and shield|
The original Ulysses was much older than Walter Charles, his successor. When Ulysses became annoyed at Agamemnon's illogical leadership decisions Agamemnon ordered fellow Pantheon member Jason to kill Ulysses. Jason refused and the task went to Achilles instead. Ulysses and his future successor Walter Charles went to save a young Nathan Taylor (aka Paris) hoping to get to him before the Watts riots of 1959 began. Up to that point Walter had always worked with his mentor Achilles but Agamemnon made a last minute switch to the orders ensuring that Ulysses would be too distracted by the riot to prevent himself from being shot by Achilles. Presumably Ulysses became a member of the Endless Knights like the rest of Agamemnon's deceased offspring but this has never been stated.
|First appearance||Incredible Hulk #379|
|Created by||Peter David
|Alter ego||Walter Charles|
|Abilities||Use of energy sword and shield|
Ulysses seemed to have problems with several other members of the Pantheon. Paris hated him for letting his parents die in the Watts Riot. He and Hector often argued about Hector's homosexuality. Jason hated him for plucking out his eye with the handle of a mop. His predecessor thought he was incompetent.
Ulysses had an infatuation with fellow Pantheon member Delphi who had the habit of almost always being naked and had sworn to remain pure of body. Achilles mentioned that Ulysses's love for Delphi springs from the fact that she is unattainable. Achilles mentions that Ulysses is afraid to challenge himself so he conveniently falls for a woman he can never get so he does not have to face the challenge of actually trying to win her heart.
Delphi left the Pantheon shortly before Agamemnon's death to stay with her mother Andromeda. After Agamemnon's death, Ulysses left the Pantheon to track down Delphi.
Tullk is a bounty hunter employed by Ronan the Accuser. He was asked to search for Tana Nile and located her to the planet Bwokk, but by then she had already left. Tullk gave Ronan the flight plans in exchange for information on the Kree Sentries. It's later revealed that Tullk was working for both Ronan and Tana, something only the latter was aware of. However, on his way to meet Tana he was hit by the Annihilation Wave and was eaten by an insectoid.
Tullk Ul-Zyn in other media
Tommy Flanagan appears as Tullk in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. This version is more human like in appearance and is a member of the Ravagers. He is shown to be a loyal follower of Yondu and was among the group of Ravagers that spoke out against Taserface's mutiny. He was promptly killed by being tossed into space among the other Ravagers who sided with Yondu.
James Montgomery Falsworth
The Unspoken, from Inhuman Vol. 1 #4 (Oct. 2014).
|First appearance||Mighty Avengers #27
|Created by||Dan Slott
Christos N. Gage
|Place of origin||Attilan|
The Unspoken is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the cousin of Blackagar Boltagon (Black Bolt), and was once the king of all Inhumans before he was forced into exile. The Unspoken first appeared in Mighty Avengers #27 and was created by Dan Slott, Khoi Pham, and Christos N. Gage.
Originally, the Unspoken was a just ruler to the Inhumans. However, fearful that it would corrupt his people, he decided to steal the Slave Engine, his people's greatest weapon, along with the Xerogen Crystals it utilized and buried them somewhere in Tibet. After refusing to reveal the Slave Engine's location, he was then challenged to a duel by the heir to the throne, a young Blackagar Boltagon. Despite being by far the strongest of the Inhumans, moving the Slave Engine had weakened the King which led to his defeat at the hands of Blackagar and his friends. His final stipulation was that his deeds be remembered, but Black Bolt had a crueler fate in mind: the King, his deeds, and the Slave Engine itself, were written out of Inhuman history. From that day on, he would be remembered only as a bogeyman to frighten small children, his name forevermore "unspoken".
He was later recovered by the Alpha Primitives, who cared for their fallen king. Realizing his mistake, the Unspoken plotted to return and reclaim his throne, cultivating the Xerogen Crystals, only for Attilan to rise into the sky. Cheated of his redemption and later learning of the silent war between the Inhumans and United States of America, the Unspoken decided to change his plans and unearth the Slave Engine using it to conquer Earth, by transforming all humans on the planet into Alpha Primitives. In the 21st century, the Unspoken was detected in Tibet. G.R.A.M.P.A. interpreted this as a possible alliance between communist China and the Inhumans but were unable to identify the Unspoken. Therefore, they called in Quicksilver, an expert on the Inhumans, and U.S. Agent. The former recognized the Unspoken and advised that they call all the Avengers teams (consisting of the Mighty Avengers, the New Avengers, the Young Avengers, the Avengers Resistance, and even the Dark Avengers) to stop him.
Unfortunately, even the joint forces of the New Avengers, Avengers Resistance and Mighty Avengers failed to stem the tide. Most of their force were mutated by the Xerogen Mists, before the Wasp arrived. They both dueled each other at massive sizes. Wasp called him pathetic, for wallowing in his own misery for his mistakes and not learning to move on. The Unspoken was defeated when the chronal ray on board the Slave Engine that accelerated the growth of the Xerogen crystals was used against him, aging him to the point where he was too weak to carry on fighting. The heroes then allowed the Alpha Primitives to allow the Unspoken to return to his cave to live out the rest of his days.
During the Inhumanity storyline, the Unspoken resurfaced and arrived at New Attilan. Due to Black Bolt missing at the time, the Unspoken proposed to Medusa and tried to cover for his missing brother. Medusa refused the Unspoken's offer and had him incarcerated in the dungeon. The Unspoken soon broke free from his imprisonment and headed to New Attilan's catacombs. It is here that the Unspoken starts looking for Terrigen Crystals in order to replenish his powers. Despite the intervention of Medusa and Gorgon, the Unspoken defeated them and reclaimed the throne. The newly transformed Inhumans later helped the Inhuman Royal Family to fight the Unspoken managing to steal the Terrigen Crystals from him. Upon his defeat and being deprived of the Terrigen Crystals, the Unspoken was reimprisoned in the dungeon.
The Unspoken is the living embodiment of Terrigenesis itself. He is capable of altering his form in any way he wished and can give himself a wide number of abilities, such as mass manipulation and manifestation of energy constructs. It is later revealed that he needs to absorb Terrigen Crystals to maintain his powers or else he'll just be a baseline Inhuman.
Within the context of the stories, it is a member of the organization known as the Six-Fingered Hand, six lesser demons who act as pawns for more powerful demons. Unnthinnk also clashed with and possessed the Man-Thing.
The Unseen (Unam) is a Spaceknight in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema, first appeared in Rom Annual #2 (October 1983). He also appeared in Rom #70-71 (September–October 1985).
Within the context of the stories, the Unseen was given armor with the power to become invisible. Because of this, he was considered the weakest Spaceknight, having no offensive weaponry. However, he proved his courage when he saved the life of Rom, dying in the process.
Unus the Untouchable
Unuscione (Carmella Unuscione) is a mutant in the Marvel Universe, a member of Magneto's Acolytes. The character, created by Scott Lobdell and Brandon Peterson, first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #298 (March 1993).
Within the context of the stories, Unuscione is a mutant with the ability to generate a tangible field composed of bioelectrical-charged psionic energy around herself, forming an exoskeleton. She is portrayed as one of the more fanatical and violent members of the Acolytes. She and her teammates often come into conflict with the X-Men. When Avalon, the Acolytes' base of operations, is destroyed, she uses her power to protect her teammates and the X-Man Cyclops. The former enemies cooperate to survive without resources while Professor X and Amelia Voght struggle to find their teammates' whereabouts. As an agreement from their rescue, Unuscione and the other Acolytes agree to turn themselves over to government custody, but later escape.
Unuscione returns to action as a member of the Acolytes as they attack the X-Mansion following the M-Day. Professor X is placed in the care of Unuscione and the rest of the Acolytes after he is critically injured by Bishop. Xavier convinces Exodus to disband the Acolytes, and Unuscione and Joanna Cargill move to Utopia.[volume & issue needed]
Other versions of Unuscione
In the alternate Age of X reality, Unuscione is known as Stand-Off. She is a member of the Force Warriors, a group of psionic mutants who protect "Fortress X", the last known mutant stronghold, by collectively channeling their powers to generate and reinforce a massive psionic shield around the compound every day. She stands with the Force Warriors when they remove Magneto from power and assume control of the compound.
Unuscione in other media
Unuscione appear in the two-part episode "Sanctuary" of the animated series X-Men. Here, as in the comics, she is an Acolyte, a devoted and passionate follower of Magneto and his beliefs.
Uproar is a mutant who appears in comics published by Marvel Comics, a member of the team known as X-Nation in the alternate future Marvel 2099 timeline. Created by Tom Peyer and Humberto Ramos, the character first appeared in 2099 A.D. Genesis (January 1996).
Within the context of the stories, Uproar has the mutant ability to increase his size, density, strength, and durability. He goes to live in Xavier's Home for Indigent Children, which is run by the Sisterhood of the Howling Commandos. Cerebra of the X-Men assists in teaching classes. Uproar and the rest of his classmates, calling themselves X-Nation, have to save their teammate Willow when she is abducted, and travel to the Savage Land to form their own society.
Uranos is a member of the race known as the Eternals in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Jim Starlin, first appeared in Captain Marvel #29 (November 1973). The character also appears in back-up stories in What If? vol. 1 #24 ("The First Eternals", December 1980), and 26-27 ("Untold Tales Of The Marvel Universe: Outpost On Uranus", April–July 1981).
Within the context of the stories, Uranos is Kronos' brother  and is banished from Earth along with his followers, following him losing a civil war against Kronos and his followers. He succeeds in rematerializing and discovers a Kree base on Uranus. Upon destroying Sentry #213, who was stationed there, Uranos uses the Kree weapons in an attempt to return to Earth and gain revenge on his brother. He encounters a Kree Armada and his ship is destroyed by them. The survivors resettle on Titan and die during another, later civil wars. Because of a failed relationship with Death, Uranos is sent away from Hades every time he dies rendering him immortal.
She was the supportive wife of Ben Urich and the aunt to Phil Urich. She constantly worried about her husband's work due to the dangers involved. At one point Ben intended to buy a house for her, but when he was unable to purchase it, Doris didn't mind as she knew that despite the squalor they lived in, she still cared about his well being. During the events of Secret Invasion, Doris died from unknown causes. Ben later reveals that she died from cancer, however it's implied she committed suicide.
Doris Urich in other media
Doris Urich appears in the first season of Daredevil played by Adriane Lenox. She is hospitalized for the majority of the first season due to an unstated illness. Despite this, she gives her full support for her husband when he begins to investigate Wilson Fisk's crimes. After Ben is killed, Doris attends the funeral and reveals to Karen Page that Ben had set up a life insurance plan making her financially set for the rest of her life.
Within the context of the stories, Urthona is an extra-dimensional sorcerer from another planet. Seeking to become Sorcerer Supreme of the entire universe, he targets Doctor Strange. Urthona gained possession of half of Topaz's soul, allowing him to use the other half to learn everything he could about Strange. He sends one of his champions to battle and distract Strange, and mystically transports the Sanctum Sanctorum to his planet, along with Wong, Topaz and all the mystical objects inside. Strange took on Rintrah as an apprentice, and travels to Urthona's planet. Strange, inhabiting Rintrah's body, battles Urthona, and destroys all of his mystic talismans to keep Urthona from possessing them. Strange was not able to destroy the Darkhold, however, so Urthona fled with the book. Eventually, the Darkhold disappears and returns to Earth,[volume & issue needed] and Strange banishes Urthona to a realm far removed from their universe.[volume & issue needed]
Unrelated to the Doctor Strange series, yet worth noting:
In the mythological writings of William Blake, Urthona is one of the four Zoas, who were created when Albion, the primordial man, was divided fourfold. Specifically, he is the Zoa of inspiration and creativity, and he is a blacksmith god. His female counterpart is Enitharmon. Urthona usually appears in his "fallen" form, that of Los.
Utgard-Loki is a Frost Giant in the Marvel Universe, based on the Norse mythological character of the same name. The character, created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema, first appeared in Thor #272 (June 1978).
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