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Uatu[edit]

Ugly John[edit]

Ugly John is a mutant in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, first appeared in New X-Men #114 (July 2001).

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.

U-Go Girl[edit]

U-Go Girl (Edie Sawyer), is a mutant in the Marvel Universe, a member of X-Statix. The character, created by Peter Milligan and Mike Allred, first appeared in X-Force #116 (May 2001).

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.[1] 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!"[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] Edie later dies during a publicity stunt trip to a space station,[5] and X-Force is renamed X-Statix in her honor.[6]

Ulik[edit]

Ultimaton[edit]

Ultimaton, also known as Weapon XV is a living weapon in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Grant Morrison and Chris Bachalo, first appeared in New X-Men #143 (August 2003).

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.[7]

Ultimo[edit]

Ultimus[edit]

Ultimus is a member of the alien race known as the Kree in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Gerry Conway and John Buscema, first appeared in Thor #209 (March 1973).

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.[8] Ultimus is later recruited by the Kree Supreme Intelligence to aid in the Kree/Shi'ar War.[9] Ultimus travels to the Kree homeworld Hala, where he meets and joins the Kree Starforce.[10] Together they battle the Avengers and the Shi'ar Imperial Guard.[11] Following the war, he and the rest of the Starforce return to Hala to help the Kree rebuild under Shi'ar rule.[12]

Ultimus in other media[edit]

Ultimus appears as an assist character in the 1995 arcade game Avengers in Galactic Storm.

Ultragirl[edit]

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.[13] Suzy is dubbed Ultragirl by the press[14] and helps the superhero team known as the New Warriors defeat the villain Effex.[15] 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.[16] After its conclusion, she joins the Initiative. She enters into a romantic relationship with Justice[17] 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.[18] 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.[19] 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.[20] After saving Justice from the deranged Thor clone Ragnarok, Ultragirl joins Justice's new New Warriors team, leaving the Initiative.[21]

She was last seen applying to be Danielle Cage's nanny, but left when it became apparent that Luke Cage and Jessica Jones had no idea who she was.[22]

Ultron[edit]

Ulysses[edit]

Ulysses[edit]

Walter Charles[edit]

Ulysses Cain[edit]

Tullk Ul-Zyn[edit]

Tullk Ul-Zyn is a fictional alien in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Simon Furman and Jorge Lucas, first appeared in Annihilation: Ronan #1 (June 2006).

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.[23]

In other media[edit]

Tommy Flanagan appears as Tullk in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.[24][25] 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.

U-Man[edit]

Umar[edit]

Underworld[edit]

Unicorn[edit]

Milos Masaryk[edit]

Yegor Balinov[edit]

Aaidan Blomfield[edit]

Unnamed[edit]

Uni-Mind[edit]

Union Jack[edit]

James Montgomery Falsworth[edit]

Brian Falsworth[edit]

Joseph Chapman[edit]

Unspoken[edit]

Unspoken
The Unspoken, with red tendrils and a sinister grin, Jun. 2017.jpg
The Unspoken, from Inhuman Vol. 1 #4 (Oct. 2014).
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Mighty Avengers #27
(Sept. 2009)
Created by Dan Slott
Khoi Pham
Christos N. Gage
In-story information
Species Inhuman
Place of origin Attilan
Abilities Living Terrigenesis

The Unspoken is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the cousin of 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 Unspoken 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 conquer Earth, unearthing the Slave Engine and planned on 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.[26]

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 own 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.[27]

During the Inhumanity storyline, the Unspoken resurfaced and arrived at New Attilan. Due to Black Bolt being missing at the time, the Unspoken proposed to Medusa and cover for his missing brother. Medusa refused the Unspoken's offer and had him incarcerated in the dungeon.[28] The Unspoken soon broke free from his imprisonment and headed to New Attilan's catacombs.[29] 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.[30] The newly transformed Inhumans later helped the Inhuman Royal Family to fight the Unspoken where they managed to steal the Terrigen Crystals from him. Upon his defeat and being deprived of the Terrigen Crystals, the Unspoken was reimprisoned in the dungeon.[31]

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.

Unnthinnk[edit]

Unnthinnk is a demon in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by J.M. DeMatteis and Don Perlin, first appeared in Defenders #98 (August 1981).

Within the context of the stories, is a member of the organization known as Six-Fingered Hand, six lesser demons who act as pawns for more powerful demons. Unnthinnk also clashed with and possessed the Man-Thing.

Unseen[edit]

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.[32] However, he proved his courage when he saved the life of Rom, dying in the process.[33]

Unus the Untouchable[edit]

Unuscione[edit]

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,[34] but later escape.[35]

Unuscione returns to action as a member of the Acolytes as they attack the X-Mansion following the M-Day.[36] Professor X is placed in the care of Unuscione and the rest of the Acolytes after he is critically injured by Bishop.[37] Xavier convinces Exodus to disband the Acolytes,[38] and Unuscione and Joanna Cargill move to Utopia.[volume & issue needed]

Other versions of Unuscione[edit]

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.[39] She stands with the Force Warriors when they remove Magneto from power and assume control of the compound.[40]

Unuscione in other media[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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 [41] 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.

Ben Urich[edit]

Doris Urich[edit]

Doris Urich is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Frank Miller and Roger McKenzie, first appeared in Daredevil #163 (March 1980). 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. During the events of Secret Invasion, Doris died from unknown causes.[42] Ben later reveals that she died from cancer, however it's implied she committed suicide.[43]

In other media[edit]

Doris Urich appears in the first season of Daredevil played by Adriane Lenox. She is hospitalized for the majority of the first season. 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.

Phil Urich[edit]

Ursa Major[edit]

Urthona[edit]

Urthona is an enemy of Doctor Strange in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Peter Gillis and Chris Warner, first appeared in Doctor Strange #78 (August 1986).

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.[44] Eventually, the Darkhold disappears and returns to Earth,[volume & issue needed] and Strange and 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.

U.S. Agent[edit]

Utgard-Loki[edit]

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).

Within the context of the stories, Utgard-Loki is the monarch of the Frost Giants of Jotunheim, the traditional enemies of the Asgardian gods.[45]

References[edit]

  1. ^ X-Force (Vol. 1) #124, 2002
  2. ^ X-Statix #10, 2003
  3. ^ X-Force (Vol. 1) #116, 2001
  4. ^ X-Force #124
  5. ^ X-Force #128, 2002
  6. ^ X-Force #129, 2002
  7. ^ Uncanny X-Force #7
  8. ^ Thor #209
  9. ^ Wonder Man #7
  10. ^ Captain America #399
  11. ^ Thor #446; Avengers West Coast #82
  12. ^ Avengers #347
  13. ^ Ultragirl #1
  14. ^ Ultra Girl #2
  15. ^ Ultra Girl #3
  16. ^ Civil War #5
  17. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #6
  18. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #12
  19. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #18
  20. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #17
  21. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #23
  22. ^ New Avengers Vol. 2 #7
  23. ^ Annihilation: Ronan #2
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  26. ^ Mighty Avengers #27
  27. ^ Mighty Avengers #31
  28. ^ Inhumanity #2
  29. ^ Inhuman #4
  30. ^ Inhuman #5
  31. ^ Inhuman #6
  32. ^ Rom Annual #2 (October 1983)
  33. ^ Rom #71
  34. ^ X-Men vol. 2 #42-44
  35. ^ Quicksilver #11
  36. ^ X-Men vol. 2 #202
  37. ^ X-Men Legacy #208
  38. ^ X-Men Legacy #225
  39. ^ Morse, Ben (March 2, 2011). "Age of X Assessment: Chapter 1". Marvel Comic News. Marvel Comics. Retrieved March 5, 2011. 
  40. ^ New Mutants vol.3 #23
  41. ^ Life of Captain Marvel TPB (1990), a reprint with retcon
  42. ^ Secret Invasion: Front Lines #5
  43. ^ Siege: Embedded #1
  44. ^ Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #81
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