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Dorothy Walker is a fictional character in Marvel Comics. She was created by Otto Binder and Ruth Atkinson and first appeared in Miss America Magazine #2 (November 1944). She was reintroduced in The Defenders #89 (November 1980) by David Michelinie and Mike Harris as a radical departure from her initial conception.
Dorothy Walker was introduced as Betty Walker, the typical doting mother of Patsy Walker. This existence was revealed to have been a comic book written by Dorothy and loosely inspired by the teenage Patsy's life. Because of this Patsy was cared for by their housekeeper Dolly Donahue. While Dorothy bathed in the success of her comic, Patsy loathed it and their relationship was heavily strained. When she divorced her husband, Joshua, she got custody of Patsy and her brother Mickey due to her wealth.
Dorothy did not approve of Patsy's marriage to Buzz Baxter and when the two ended up divorcing, Dorothy lost contact with her daughter. Years later, Dorothy was stricken with cancer and died before she got to see Patsy again. Patsy realized that despite her mother's sometimes cold attitude towards her, she was doing everything she could to forgive her. Unbeknownst to her, Dorothy attempted to make a deal with the demon Avarrish. In exchange for Patsy's soul, Dorothy would be restored to life without cancer. Unfortunately for her, Avarrish failed and Dorothy remained dead.
Dorothy Walker in other media
Dorothy Walker appears in Jessica Jones, played by Rebecca De Mornay. She is a talent agent and had a much more abusive relationship with her daughter, Trish. In "AKA I've Got the Blues," Dorothy is shown exploiting her teenage daughter in a Disney Channel-esque show called It's Patsy. She adopts Jessica Jones into their family to make Trish's image more likable. In an effort to stop Dorothy from forcing Trish to vomit, Jessica tosses Dorothy across the room exposing her powers to her. Years later, Dorothy works at Stars & Tykes Talent Agency where her relationship with Trish is much worse than before. She claims to want to 'amend' their relationship when she really wants to exploit Trish's talk show host fame. Nevertheless, she helps Trish and Jessica out by digging up a file on the mysterious IGH.
In season 2, Dorothy again impedes on Trish's life, though she approves of her daughter's relationship with ZCN reporter Griffin Sinclair. Later, it is revealed that she helped Griffin set up an elaborate proposal for Trish. When Trish turns him down, Dorothy berates her and Trish finally steps up to her mother and slaps her, telling her that she no longer wants the life that she was molded for. In "AKA I Want Your Cray Cray", it is revealed that Dorothy was somewhat indirectly responsible for the death of Jessica's boyfriend Stirling. After escaping the IGH clinic, Jessica's mother Alisa approaches Dorothy on the streets, claiming to be Jessica's math teacher. The two briefly connect over the difficulty of handling their daughters, and Alisa tells Dorothy where Jessica lives afterwards. When Trish ends up in the hospital due to Dr. Karl Malus' experiments, Dorothy meets with Jessica and admits that she does not blame her for Trish's decisions as they are the only family left. Later, Alisa tries to attack Trish at the hospital, killing Detective Sunday in the process, at which point Dorothy goes back to blaming Jessica, even though she inadvertently revealed Trish's location on the news. She continues watching over Trish, but is called out by Detective Costa, allowing Trish to escape the hospital.
Grant Ward in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Grant Ward in comics
Grant Ward made his comic book debut in All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One #1 (December 2015), created by Marc Guggenheim and German Peralta. He is seen working closely with Phil Coulson on infiltrating Gorgon's Hydra. He manages to pass himself off as a Hydra supporter after protecting Gorgon from one of Iron Man's repulsor blasts. However, Ward ends up genuinely joining Hydra and shoots Maria Hill, but fortunately Hill had caught on and replaced herself with a Life Model Decoy.
He next showed up stealing a Quantum Drive, which was eventually bought by John Walker and returned to S.H.I.E.L.D.. Out of desperation, he kidnaps Coulson and his telepathic girlfriend Lola Daniels and forces her to read Coulson's mind. He uses the information to give Hydra the plans to create armored suits. Ward and Coulson later fight, with Ward killing Lola, but Coulson apprehends him.
Another Grant Ward briefly appears in Hail Hydra #1 (September 2015) during the Secret Wars storyline. This character is a low-ranking member of Hydra residing in the Battleworld domain of the Hydra Empire, and does not appear to be related to or associated with the more familiar Grant Ward.
Grant Ward in other media
Ward started off as an C.I.A. agent named Sentry. Along with Seeker (Arthur Stacy) and Ranger they infiltrated HYDRA to destroy their alien experiments. However, Sentry turned out to be a double agent and his former comrades had no choice but to kill him. During the scuffle, Sentry was contaminated with an alien virus and became an amnesiac. Sentry reestablished himself as Stewart Ward and became a successful Senator for New York.
Ward maintained a clean image, but was in reality working to spread his alien virus, referred to as the Z'nox. He enlisted the aid of the Wizard to help in his scheme, but Wizard simply wanted to use the powers of the Negative Zone. Spider-Man defeated Wizard and Ward dissociated himself from the villain. He instead remained in contact with the beings from the Zone.
In the meantime, Arthur Stacy and Ranger were hoping to destroy Ward. Misinterpreting the situation, Spider-Man assumed they were assassins and wanted to protect him. Unbeknownst to Spider-Man, Ward was well aware of them and was working with Doctor Octopus. Both villains were later attacked by the Sinister Six and Ward unleashed his Z'nox powers. Ward later met with Robert Kelly and infected his assistant with a virus that he intended to spread. Eventually, Spider-Man and Stacy caught up with Ward and hit him with a pathogen that caused him to explode into an antidote that cured the infected.
Stewart Ward in other media
On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a character named Christian Ward is loosely based on Stewart Ward. He was played by Tim DeKay as an adult and Alex Neustaedter as a child. Christian Ward is depicted as Grant Ward and Thomas Ward's sadistic and older brother who is running for the United States Senate.
Christian first appears in the episode "The Well". In flashback, Christian tortured his younger brothers Grant and Thomas and tried to drown the latter in the well. This event greatly affected Grant and morphed him into the man he would eventually become. Christian would even go so far as to force Grant to torture Thomas, later convincing Grant that everything was his fault.
Years later, Christian got into politics where he became a senator and was all for finding and shutting down S.H.I.E.L.D., even backing Glenn Talbot's efforts in finding them. In "A Fractured House," Christian was even more hellbent on finding S.H.I.E.L.D. when HYDRA agent Marcus Scarlotti claimed to be a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in an attempt to villainize them. Talbot, who had a change of heart by then, tried to convince Christian that it was a ploy by HYDRA, but Christian insisted that S.H.I.E.L.D. be brought to justice. Phil Coulson finally confronts Christian and offers to give up Grant in exchange for turning around to support them. Christian publicly reveals the truth about his connection to Grant and tells the public that HYDRA is real.
In "The Things We Bury," Grant escapes and captures Christian at the family cabin forcing him to finally admit that their family history was Christian's fault. After confessing, Grant takes his brother to meet with their parents, only to kill all three of them and plant the audio of Christian's confession to make it look like a murder-suicide which was broadcast on the news.
Warbird (Ava'Dara Naganandini) is a Shi'ar soldier. She was sent to Earth as a bodyguard for Kid Gladiator when he enrolled at the Jean Grey School. She is promoted to a junior faculty member when Gladiator takes his son but leaves her behind.
Warhawk is a fictional supervillain, partially inspired by soldiers his co-creator Chris Claremont saw returning from Vietnam with posttraumatic stress disorder. A master assassin used by the C.I.A. in Vietnam, he later goes insane and battles Iron Fist. He later regains his sanity and becomes a costumed criminal-for-hire, infiltrating the X-Men's mansion on behalf of the Hellfire Club. He becomes a free agent and eventually goes to prison.[volume & issue needed] He is conscripted by S.H.I.E.L.D. to serve as a temporary agent in exchange for reducing his sentence.[volume & issue needed] Warhawk is a highly trained assassin, soldier, marksman, and armed and unarmed combatant. He is also experienced with explosives, electronics, and computers. He has enhanced strength, endurance and steel-hard bulletproof "omnium skin". He normally uses a standard high-powered rifle, but has also used a gun firing tranquilizer darts, and a flechette pistol that fired rocket-powered darts.
Lt. Ethan Warren
Monica Warren was happily married to Miles and bore him a son and daughter. However, this all changed when the Warrens were involved in a fatal accident that killed Monica and her two children. Miles was grief stricken and decided to perfect a way to clone people. Miles was later drawn to Gwen Stacy due to her blonde hair which Monica was known for having.
Monica Warren in other media
A variation of Monica Warren appears in Spider-Man: Homecoming, portrayed by Selenis Leyva. Her character is combined with her brother-in-law Raymond Warren, making her Peter's science teacher. She makes occasional appearances in the film, most notably catching Ned on the computer while the homecoming dance was happening. Ned covered his helping of Spider-Man up by stating to Ms. Warren that he is watching some pornography.
Raymond Warren was the high school science teacher who taught Peter Parker. He admired his star student and often gave him encouraging words that seem to have an effect on Peter later in his life. He also unintentionally put Peter up against villains the Tinkerer and Living Brain.
Warren later wrote a letter of recommendation for Peter and while showing him around Empire State University, revealed that it was given to his brother Miles Warren. When Peter returned to Midtown High School for his reunion, he ran into Warren who remembered Peter fondly because he was the only student that would enter his classroom smiling.
Raymond Warren in other media
- A character based on Raymond Warren named Aaron Warren appears in the TV series The Spectacular Spider-Man, voiced by Brian George. He considers Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy to be his two best students and insisted that Peter tutor Liz Allan when her grades were failing.
- Raymond Warren appears in several episodes of the 2017 animated Spider-Man series, voiced by John DiMaggio. This version is the Jackal and Gwen Stacy's uncle. He first appears in the episode "Osborn Academy". He fights Spider-Man in most of his appearances.
Janet van Dyne
Hope van Dyne
Nadia van Dyne
Watoomb was a mage of such extraordinary magical power and skill that he dealt with other incredibly powerful mystic entities. Millennia ago, Watoomb engaged in the Wager of the Octessence. The worshippers of Watoomb built the Temple of Watoomb in his honor, in what would eventually become northern Australia, and there was placed the totem which contained Watoomb's power: the Waterfall of Watoomb.
Watoomb transcribed part of his knowledge onto scrolls.
Watoomb empowered the Wand of Watoomb, and gave it several magical capabilities.
In modern times, Watoomb chose a disciple to pass his Wand to, so that he could retire from mystic affairs for a while. He would choose between apprentices Doctor Strange and Cyrus Black, whomever won in a mystical fight. Watoomb gave one half of his Sceptre, the Wand of Watoomb, to each of the sorcerers, and Strange won the fight.
Watoomb was one of many powerful mystic beings involved in the War of Seven Spheres, a cyclic conflict between magical entities which endures for 5000 years. When Doctor Strange invoked him, Watoomb wanted to enlist Strange as a weapon in the War of the Seven Spheres, but Strange pronounced the Enchantment of Empancipation, refusing to serve any being in the war.
Nicolette Giroux found the lost Temple of Watoomb and touched the Waterfall of Watoomb, becoming his Exemplar, Tempest.
Anna-May Watson is the aunt of Mary Jane Watson in the Marvel Universe and a recurring character in various Spider-Man titles. The character, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #15 (August 1964).
Within the context of the stories, Anna Watson is the aunt of Mary Jane Watson and an old friend of May Parker. She fills the same role of surrogate mother in Mary Jane's life as May does for Peter Parker. For a period of time when May was believed to be dead, she moved in with Peter and Mary Jane. While initially very supportive of her niece's husband, she becomes suspicious with Peter's long absences and unreliability.
Anna Watson in other media
- Anna Watson appears in Spider-Man (1994) voiced by Majel Barrett. She continuously voices her disapproval of Peter Parker due to his absences and his attraction for danger.
- Anna Watson appears in The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008) voiced by Kath Soucie. She is mostly seen hanging out with May Parker and, much like the comics, colluded with May to have Peter and Mary Jane meet. Her interactions with Peter Parker were not explored before the show was canceled.
- Anna Watson is mentioned in Marvel's Spider-Man. Though she's not seen or heard, she was talking to May Parker on the phone in "Horizon High".
Gayle dreamed of becoming a dancer, instead she married her high school boyfriend Timothy Byrnes and had a son with him. Timothy tried to become a lawyer, but when he was failing he took his anger out on Gayle and left her while she was pregnant with their second child. She resented her sister and her anger turned her towards her father Philip who also abused her. She was arrested for attempting to steal a manuscript for him. With Mary Jane and Peter Parker's help they outed Philip and Gayle was released on bail.
Madeline had dreams of becoming an actress, but gave up on them when she met Philip Watson. Despite having two beautiful daughters, Madeline lived in fear of her husband and finally had enough when Philip struck Gayle. Madeline took Mary Jane and Gayle and stayed with various relatives until she began to suffer from a bad heart. She lived with Gayle for some time before succumbing to her illness.
Other version of Madeline Watson
Madeline Watson in other media
Madeline appears in the 2002 movie Spider-Man played by Taylor Gilbert. She is mostly heard yelling at her husband and doesn't add much to the plot. Though her actress is credited in Spider-Man 2, she doesn't make an appearance.
Mary Jane Watson
Philip Watson was a college professor who married his wife Madeline and had two daughters, Mary Jane and Gayle. Philip however, was not the kind and caring man that Madeline thought he was. Philip desired to be a writer, but did not have the talent and would take his anger and frustration out on his daughters. When he began to physically harm Gayle, his wife took their daughters and left. Years later, he approached Gayle and convinced her to steal a novel manuscript for him. She was arrested so Philip approached Mary Jane to commit the crime. With Peter Parker's help, the two stole the manuscript, but tipped off the police, freeing Gayle and putting Philip away for good.
Other version of Philip Watson
In the Ultimate Marvel Universe, Philip is renamed Greg Craig Watson. He is still divorced from his wife, but has a considerable amount of input in Mary Jane's life. At one point, refusing to have her see Peter Parker.
Philip Watson in other media
- Philip Watson briefly appears in the 2002 movie Spider-Man played by Tim de Zarn. He is seen yelling at Mary Jane as she is leaving for school and later in the evening.
- While he doesn't appear in Spider-Man 2, Mary Jane mentions that he saw the show she was performing in and that he went backstage to ask for some cash, indicating that he is fiscally poor.
Judge Spencer Watson is the uncle of Mary Jane Watson in Marvel Comics. The character, created by David Michelinie, Jim Shooter and Paul Ryan, made his sole appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 (September 1987). Unlike his brother Philip, Spencer was kind and considerate. He proceeded over the wedding of his niece to Peter Parker with great enthusiasm.
The man known as Clayton was an ex-military mercenary working for Eaglestar who was hired to take out the villagers in Ujanka for interfering with Roxxon's pipeline work. Feeling remorse for his actions, Clayton killed his own men and spared the villagers. For his betrayal, he was kidnapped and sold to Dr. Alba of Weapon X Project's Batch-H division. Clayton was infused with the DNA harvested from Amadeus Cho's Hulk form and Old Man Logan as well as being subjected to the Adamantium-bonding and being injected with nanites reverse-engineered from Lady Deathstrike's nanites. Much of his brain was left intact so that he could be better disciplined. Clayton's hybrid form resembles a gray-skinned Hulk with retracta. Eventually, Clayton was released as H-Alpha who along with his more primitive precursor H-Beta fought Amadeus Cho's Hulk form and the current team known as Weapon X. Though H-Alpha was the apex predator and killed H-Beta before engaging Hulk. Clayton regained much of his humanity, even though he tried to kill Dr. Alba, and soon fled the battle.
Now calling himself Weapon H, Clayton set out to every Eaglestar facility that carried information about himself and his family. Dr. Alba caught up to him and injected nanites into his body so that he would not be able to resist her command. He once again encountered Hulk and Weapon X, but the new Wolverine manage to break him free. Clayton resumed his mission to destroy the Eaglestar facilities.
While resisting the change upon joining Roxxon's archaeological expedition to find a Wendigo, Clayton assumed his Weapon H form and saved Roxxon scientist Dr. Ella Stirling from an Ur-Wendigo as Roxxon takes an interest in Weapon H. Though this also attracted the attention of Doctor Strange who plans to deal with Weapon H and the Ur-Wendigo. While Weapon H is getting Dr. Stirling to safety, the Ur-Wendigo caught up to Weapon H and took a bite out of his skin causing the Ur-Wendigo to get larger. Doctor Strange showed up to help fight the Ur-Wendigo where his magic attacks have no effect on the Ur-Wendigo. Using Doctor Strange's Axe of Angarruumus, Weapon H went inside the Ur-Wendigo and killed it from within.
Using the Brood that is in Roxxon's possession, Dario Agger had an unnamed scientist unleash Brood-infected wolves, Brood Drones, Brood-infected Space Sharks, and an unidentified Brood-infected human riding an Acanti to attack Weapon H. With the Brood slain and the Acanti knocked out, Weapon H demanded answers from the Brood-infected on why Roxxon is after him. The Brood-infected human stated that Roxxon wanted Weapon H to work for them. After mentioning that those who are said to help people actually harm people, Weapon H has the Brood-infected human forward a message to Roxxon to leave him alone. As Clayton is walking through the Redwood National Forest, Dario instructs the unnamed scientist to "initiate the spawn" which awakens a spawn of Man-Thing.
After doing some thinking, Clayton is attacked by the spawn of Man-Thing causing him to turn into Weapon H. Dario speaks through the Fly-Spies stating that this spawn of Man-Thing had its abilities enhanced with the DNA of Groot. When Dario states that he will find out who he is and who the woman looking for him is, Weapon H sets off the Man-Thing's immolation touch enough to cause a fire in Redwood National Forest. As Weapon H continues his fight with Roxxon's Man-Thing, a woman named Sonia runs into Dr. Stirling who was also looking for Weapon H. After Weapon H subdues Roxxon's Man-Thing, he tells Dr. Stirling that nobody is supposed to find her as it is confirmed that Sonia is Clayton's wife. Upon seeing Roxxon's Fly-Spies, Weapon H throws Sonia and Dr. Stirling into the water as he uses his power clap to put out the fires and defeat Roxxon's Man-Thing. A Roxxon aircraft then launches blades into Weapon H to reel him in. The pilot contacts Dario Agger and states that they got Weapon H as the Brood-infected human warns Dario that Weapon H kills everything. As Weapon H is flown away from Sonia and Dr. Stirling, Dario claims that Weapon H made a noble sacrifice as he is a hero at heart.
Werewolf by Night
Fisk orders him to locate Nuke for the sole purpose of using him to destroy Hell's Kitchen. Afterwards, Wesley feared that the events would connect them to the authorities. He comes back under the employ of Fisk when he is tasked with handling the affairs of reporter Sarah Dewey. He is also revealed to double as a criminal lawyer for Fisk and anyone under his payroll.
James Wesley in other media
- Wesley Owen Welch is a supporting antagonist in the film adaptation of Daredevil, portrayed by Leland Orser. He is shown to be very cowardly and in the extended cut sells out his employer to the police when he realizes that Daredevil is on to them.
- James Wesley is a supporting antagonist in season 1 of Daredevil, portrayed by Toby Leonard Moore. He is more confident and snarky than his film counterpart, acting as an intermediary between Fisk and most of his associates. He has a very close relationship with Fisk, being very loyal and respectful towards his employer, even offering helpful and emotional advice for him. He meets his end when Karen Page shoots him to death with his own gun in self-defense after he discovers that Karen and Ben Urich have visited Fisk's mother and tries to blackmail her into stopping her investigation into Fisk's criminal activities. Fisk is devastated by Wesley's death, while Karen is traumatized by the act of taking a life and has nightmares of Fisk coming after her. The trauma of Wesley's death greatly affects Karen, with it heavily influencing her sympathies with Frank Castle, while also causing her to become distant from Matt and Foggy.
Nico "Wheels" Wolinski is a former member of the Wolfpack and current member of Occupy Avengers. The character, created by Larry Hama and Ron Wilson, first appeared in Marvel Graphic Novel #31 (October 1987).
Due to an unspecified accident, Wolinski lost his ability to walk and was forced to use a wheelchair. Luckily, Wolinski's teacher, Mr. Mack, trained Wolinski to use his chair to his advantage. He along with his pet cat, Nine-Tails, joined the Wolfpack, a team of young vigilantes that were formed by Mr. Mack. Mack was murdered forcing the team to cooperate into taking down the sinister group known as The Nine. Years later, Wolinski ran into Hawkeye who he befriended after he pulled a favor for him. After forming Occupy Avengers, Hawkeye asked Wolinski to return the favor which he did. In return Wolinski joined Hawkeye's team, essentially becoming an Avenger.
During the Secret Empire storyline, while Hawkeye joins the Underground resistance following Hydra's takeover in the United States, the rest of the team helps the people in rural areas that are being affected by Hydra's cruel treatment.
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Heroes for Hire
Angela del Toro
After his parents died in a plane crash in Wakanda, Hunter was adopted by its king T'Chaka. Because he was a foreigner and White, Hunter was viewed with suspicion and even contempt by the cautious Wakandans. Nevertheless, he developed a true love for Wakanda and became one of his adopted home's staunchest patriots.
After the birth of T'Chaka's biological son T'Challa, Hunter knew he would never ascend to the throne. Feeling cheated, he developed a deep jealousy for his adopted brother. In an attempt to upstage T'Challa, Hunter drove himself to be the best Wakandan possible. It was this fervor that led to T'Chaka appointing Hunter as leader of the Wakanda's secret police, Hatut Zeraze, a role in which he became known as the White Wolf.
When T'Challa became king following T'Chaka's assassination, he disbanded the Hatut Zeraze because of their brutality. Hunter and his loyal subordinates left Wakanda and became mercenaries. Though resentful of this effective exile, Hunter still harbored a love for his adopted home country, and thus tempered his resentment of T'Challa to aid his country when needed, and served as an ally of sorts to Kasper Cole, T'Challa's replacement as Black Panther.
White Wolf in other media
- Harmony Whyte
Wicked was created by Chris Claremont for the second installment of the series Excalibur. She is one of the few survivors of the island of Genosha which was decimated by the wild Sentinel attacks commissioned by Cassandra Nova.
Not much is known about Wicked. She is one of the few survivors of the attack on Genosha's capital Hammer Bay. Right before the attack she had a fight with her mother about what she was wearing (her attire is associated with the gothic subculture). Her mother shouts that she was wicked, right before their house was destroyed by the Sentinels.[volume & issue needed]
No one knows how she survived, but she is next seen following Professor X as he treks his way through the island. She confronts Xavier, angered by his X-Men's failure to protect the mutants of Genosha. The two are confronted by Unus and a few of his men. With the assistances of Wicked's friend Freakshow the confrontation is stalled, especially when Freakshow swallows Unus. (Neither is physically harmed by the experience).
Freakshow and Wicked agree to be Xavier's students. They both come back after a gentle telepathic nudge encourages them to get a good sleep. Later on that day, Wicked saves Magneto, believed to be dead but in reality hiding on the island, from the blades of Callisto. Storm had sent Callisto to keep an eye on Xavier. When Callisto battles Wicked's spirits, it was discovered that when the ghosts were hurt Wicked feels the pain instead.[volume & issue needed]
With these members and the later additions of Shola Inkosi and Karima Shapandar they formed a basic team with the mission of rebuilding the island of Genosha and finding survivors and refugees. They successfully find a gray skinned mutant named Broadband, gifted with the power to tap into all forms of electronic communications and project them to others, Book, a former librarian who is a vast repository of knowledge, and the unwilling ally Dark Beast.[volume & issue needed]
Around this time, Wicked and Freakshow also endure an attack/search and rescue mission by former Genoshan Magistrates (the ex-police force of the island). Callisto protects them during some of the battle. Everyone gets in on the battle and the two eventually subdue some of the attackers themselves.[volume & issue needed]
Since the events of the House of M storyline and the conclusion in Decimationm it was seen that Wicked was among the depowered as well as the rest of the Excalibur vol. 3 cast, in Son of M #5. Desperate to gain her powers back, she took a huff of the Terrigen Mists Quicksilver was offering and regained her powers. However, with her powers enhanced by the Mists, she was encountered by the spirits of her deceased parents, who condemned her, saying she had left them to die, and that she was a "nasty, selfish little tramp", until she made them go away. She was later taken to a hospital with the other refugees, and the effects of the Mists wore off, leaving her powerless once more.[volume & issue needed]
Wicked has the ability to summon necroplasmic residue left behind by the death of living beings and manifest them as ghost-like entities to do her bidding, which is an overwhelming ability on an island where 16 million people died. Whether these are spirits of individuals or non-specific recombinations of spiritual remnants remains unclear. The psychic manifestations she summons are transparent and float about like traditional ghosts, as well as possess the ability to become tangible or intangible upon will. However, the downside of her powers is that she shares some type of empathic link with the apparitions, feeling their pain if they are wounded. Fortunately, she can incorporate others into the empathic link she shares with her apparitions to ease the pain or experience the same sensory input her ghosts are experiencing.
Jason Wilkes was a brilliant scientist who studied vision and light. He lived with his sister who he continually berated. Wilkes was then approached by a communist spy who offered him one million dollars to create an invisibility ray. Overcome with greed, Wilkes took up the offer knowing this meant betraying his country. He managed to build the ray, as well as an antidote ray, and after testing it on numerous objects and animals decided to test it on himself. He succeeds in making himself invisible, but to his shock and horror realizes that he is also intangible and therefore unable to activate the antidote ray. Furthermore, his vocal chords were immaterial so he could not cry for help. With no way of interacting with the physical world, Wilkes realized that he was forever trapped in a phantom hell.
Jason Wilkes in other media
Jason Wilkes appears in Agent Carter played by Reggie Austin. Wilkes is a young African-American engineer and is more heroic and sympathetic than his comic book counterpart. In "A View in the Dark," Wilkes revealed that he grew up on an orange farm where his family worked. After working menial jobs, he saved up enough money to get through college. When World War II broke out, he was recruited into the Navy working as an engineer. Afterwards, he landed a job at Isodyne Energy. Wilkes is first introduced in "The Lady in the Lake" where he has since begun dabbling in chemistry. He meets Peggy Carter who just so happen to be at Isodyne researching a case. The two immediately befriend one another and, as the season goes on, develop an attraction as well. Wilkes soon gets caught up in the events involving Zero Matter and while trying to fend off Whitney Frost accidentally get caught up in an explosion. Frost survives, but has a scar on her temple made of Zero Matter, while Wilkes becomes invisible and slightly intangible. He manages to get Peggy's attention and, with the help of Howard Stark, manages to become visible and audible. He remains intangible for the majority of the season, doing everything he can to help Peggy and her friends. Eventually, Frost kidnaps Wilkes and attempts to get him over to her side. After drawing more Zero Matter out, Wilkes began to absorb more of it, much to Frost's frustration. In "A Little Song and Dance," Wilkes expels the energy, making himself normal again and unintentionally giving it to Frost. He then aids Peggy and her team in subduing the Zero Matter and transform Frost back to normal. Wilkes takes up Howard's offer to work at Stark Industries as he and Peggy decide to remain friends.
Will o' the Wisp
Willow is a fictional mutant character created by Marvel Comics for their Marvel 2099 run X-Nation 2099. This short-lived series only lasted six issues before ending. Willow can perfectly mimic the shape of other beings although her facial markings remain prevalent.
In the year 2099, a young girl named Winter Frost, like many teenagers, got a job at a local amusement park. But Million Palms Amusement Park was not like others, it actually had a king and a queen who presided over it. One day Queen Perigrine disappeared, and they found her body at the bottom of the Tunnel of Love. After that day, King Avian began to be suspicious of everyone and required genetic scans of all incoming tourist before they could enter. Anyone with genetic anomalies was imprisoned in an underground labyrinth and subjected to many tests and acts of torture.[volume & issue needed]
Winter was discovered to be a mutant and was imprisoned like many others. Among the inmates was a tormented girl named Willow who seemed about to die. The two girls became friends, but then Willow was taken away again by Avian. Winter tried to escape to save her friend, but didn't get far before she was discovered. For her actions she was sentenced to public execution. When she was taken to be executed, she saw that the king and queen were presiding over it. However, the queen looked different, having the same marks on her face that Willow had. In fact it was Willow—a mutant shapeshifter—and the young girl orchestrated their escape from the facility.[volume & issue needed]
The pair arrived at Halo City, the home of X-Nation and joins the group. They moved into a home for indigent children which is maintained by the 'Sisterhood of the Howling Commandos'. Cerebra, one of the members of the current X-Men assists the Commandos in teaching the children. The group spends downtime at 'milk' bars, as a new process had been invented to give dairy products narcotic qualities.[volume & issue needed]
It was some time later that Avian decides to mount a mission to recapture Willow in a bid to be the first to find the fabled Mutant Messiah. He attacks the children and captured Willow again. Wanting to rescue their friend, X-Nation decides to infiltrate the Million Palms facility and save her. However, their fledgling efforts ended in their capture and subsequent torture. Willow was able to escape and, impersonating Avian, she was able to help liberate her friends. They couldn't celebrate for long because upon their return home they found that Halo City was devastated.[volume & issue needed]
Their own home had been blown up by the Atlantean army and the city was being flooded due to the Phalanx melting the polar ice caps. The entire Sisterhood had been killed in a battle that took many Atlantean lives. Exodus had awoken from another century-long slumber and tried to make X-Nation his Acolytes. They refused and were subsequently beaten, and even still some of them believed that Exodus wasn't that bad. The entire group realize Exodus is not to be trusted when he refuses to help save the human population of Halo City. Those who survived were teleported away by Mademoiselle Strange and began to face their future.[volume & issue needed]
They travel to the Savage Land, along with many other humans and mutants, as it is now the last inhabitable place on earth. They do what they can to begin to form a society there. Willow, along with Nostromo, Bloodhawk, La Lunatica, communications expert Jade Ryuteki, Mr. Hodge and a scientist named Mr. Winn form part of an exploration team into the jungles. Along the way they stumble upon an alien space craft and become trapped inside of it. Willow shapeshifts into one of the previous alien owners of the ship to allow them to escape, but she becomes trapped in that form. With the alien mind taking over, La Lunatica slams her into the water to protect the rest of the group. Nostromo dives in after her and succeeds in subduing her feral persona and returning her to normal but he does not resurface. Luna dives after him, but only finds a strange cocoon at the bottom. Nostromo "hatches" in full Phalanx form and some of President Doom's operatives arrive to bring the boy to Doom. Mr. Winn turns out to be Phalanx and slays all of Doom's men. The heroes end up the last people standing as Winn teleports away with Nostromo.[volume & issue needed]
They escape back to the 'Last Refuge'. Willow, transformed into a green flying creature, tries to smooth relations with the mutant hating Hodge, as both had lost a friend with the betrayal of Mr. Winn. On the outskirts of the city, the expedition is confronted with another Phalanx warrior, threatening to assimilate them all.[volume & issue needed]
Later, Willow is among the human/mutant coalition shown trying to rebuild the Savage Land settlement. She is the one who realizes that Uproar, who had become lost when kidnapped along with Wulff, has been missing for some time. Presumably, she is the one who launches the rescue mission to retrieve him.[volume & issue needed]
Whiz Wilson was the hunky coach who taught at Centerville Junior High School. Like many of the male teachers at CJHS, Wilson had a crush on the young teacher, Betty Bliss. Unbeknownst to Wilson however, Nurse Mary Meeke had a crush on him and was too nervous to ask him out. Betty decided to ask Wilson for her, but he misinterpreted it and told Betty that he'd pick her [Betty] up much to her chagrin.
Whiz Wilson in other media
A different interpretation of Coach Wilson appears in Spider-Man: Homecoming played by Hannibal Buress. Wilson instead teaches at Midtown Science High School. He also heads detention, but seems really uninterested in his job. Coach Wilson also finds it ironic that he has to play PSA videos featuring Captain America as he states that Captain America is technically "a war criminal now."
The Wink is a character created by Electronic Arts and Marvel for Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects. The Wink, along with a line of EA created villains known as the "Imperfects", can be fought against, and is also an unlockable character. As a child, the Wink lived on the road with her parents and occasionally helped with their magic act. However, when her father developed a gambling addiction and piled a debt to a gang, her mother taught her a spell she used in the show allowing her to teleport away from the act in an attempt to save her before the gang enforcers show up. However, Wink felt sorry for her father and chose to stay behind. This decision proved to be her undoing as the enforcers stabbed her father and scarred her face with acid to scare off any cops that questioned her. Fleeing for her life, she made a living as a fortune teller, providing fake visions for anyone foolish enough to go to her. This drew the attention of Dr. Van Roekkel, who informs her that he might know where her mother is and can help her locate her. Believing him, Wink allows him to place a particle reactor on her hip that allows her to control where she teleports
It is unknown if she survived the crash of Asteroid M or if she perished alongside some of her fellow Acoyltes.
- Joshua Wirtham
W'Kabi in other media
- W'Kabi appears in the Black Panther TV series, voiced by Phil Morris.
- W'Kabi appears in the film Black Panther, portrayed by Daniel Kaluuya. He is depicted as T'Challa's best friend, Okoye's lover, and the leader of the Border Tribe. Ulysses Klaue had killed his parents decades earlier stealing vibranium. As he is responsible for the borders of Wakanda, W'Kabi and his guards have trained armored white rhinoceroses as shock cavalry. W'Kabi loses faith in T'Challa when he fails to capture Klaue and supports Erik Killmonger when he usurps the throne. During the final battle, Okoye confronts W'Kabi when he tries to trample M'Baku with an armored black rhinoceros, saying she values Wakanda more than their love. Not wanting to harm Okoye, W'Kabi surrenders and the rest of the Border Tribe does the same.
Wolf is a mutant who first appeared in Captain America #269 (May 1982), and was created by J. M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck. Wolf was born in El Barrio, Los Angeles, California. He was an outlaw motorcyclist with the Diablos motorcycle club. With Honcho and R. U. Reddy, he formed the professional motorcyclist team called Team America, which was eventually known as the Thunderiders. Wolf was being considered as a "potential recruit" for the Initiative program, according to Civil War: Battle Damage Report.
- George Wong
Worm was the name of an inmate at Hospice. He was created by Joe Kelly and Steve Harris and he appeared in Deadpool and Death Annual 1998.
Worm had cybernetic implants on the side of his head that allowed him to download and catalog information. He befriends Wade Wilson and viewed him as someone to look up to as he was the only one who could withstand the torture of Dr. Killbrew and Ajax. Eventually, Ajax took Worm as leverage against Wade, but Worm told him not to give in. Worm was lobotomized, angering Wade and leading into what would eventually transform him into Deadpool.
Worm in other media
Worm appears in Deadpool played by Hugh Scott. This version of Worm is simply known as David Cunningham and he only has a large rash on the side of his face. It was confirmed by the cast and crew that he is indeed the film version of the character. Cunningham befriends Wade while they are being subjected to torturous experiments by Ajax. He reveals that he has kids that he wishes he could cook pancakes for again. When Wade finally mutates, he lights a fire to escape and ends up fighting Ajax. While pinned down by some rebar, Wade sees Cunningham and realizes that he has endangered and killed his new friend.
Wrench (Leonard Hebb) is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He is a member of Team America/Thunderiders. Wrench first appeared in Team America #2 (July 1982), and was created by Bill Mantlo and Mike Vosburg.
The character subsequently appears in Team America #3-12 (August 1982-May 1983), The New Mutants #5-6 (July–August 1983), #8 (October 1983), and The Thing #27 (September 1985).
Leonard Hebb was born in Willow Grove, Florida. He was a mechanic, designer, and occasional motorcyclist. With Cowboy, he joined the professional motorcyclist team called Team America,[volume & issue needed] which was eventually known as the Thunderiders.[volume & issue needed] He later married Georgianna Castleberry.[volume & issue needed]
Wrench is a mutant who shares a mental link with the four other members of the Thunderiders. The five mutants can project their collective physical skills, strength, and knowledge into another person without diminishing their own abilities in any way.
Wrench appeared as part of the "Thunderiders" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #13.
Yao Wu is a fictional character who originated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before appearing in Marvel comics. The character, created by Drew Pearce and Shane Black, first appeared in Iron Man 3 (May 3, 2013) where he was portrayed by Wang Xueqi.
Dr. Wu is a physician who briefly met Tony Stark in 1999 at a New Year's Eve party. Most of his scenes were only watchable in the Chinese version of the movie. Among them were a scene in which he attempts to call Tony after he threatens the Mandarin and one near the end of the film where he speaks with his assistant, Wu Jiaqi (Fan Bingbing), about the procedure to remove the shrapnel from Tony's heart. In both versions of the film, he is seen being thanked by Tony for the surgery.
Wu, first name revealed to be Yao, made his comic book debut in Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #1 from Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli. He is introduced as the head of Parker Industries' biotech division. He is depicted as being very suspicious and testy with others. He has a strong distrust of S.H.I.E.L.D. to the point that he'd prefer the formal authorities be responsible for catching criminals. Peter Parker sets him to work on a cure for a mysterious drug called Shade. It is during this time that it is revealed that he was forced to give up his cancer research to help Spider-Man. Despite this, he doesn't appear to have a problem with the web-slinger as he was all for having the authorities work alongside him.
Wundarr the Aquarian
Wyre has the ability to project and control tendrils of inorganic fiber from his body which obey his mental commands. He has hyper-regenerative powers and athletic abilities, especially super-strength and speed. Wyre is also an expert with various forms of weaponry, as well as unarmed combat.
Wyre is an assassin who helped the subversive organization known as the Secret Empire create a group of super-human killers by allowing them to recreate strands of his DNA. He soon began to regret his actions and set out to destroy the monsters he helped create, one of whom was future Alpha Flight member from X-Men, Wild Child.
Wyre managed to track down Wild Child, but was captured by Alpha Flight.[volume & issue needed] Reflecting on the direction in which his life had taken him, Wyre eventually proved himself a valuable ally and member of Alpha Flight.
Since Alpha Flight was disbanded by the Canadian government, Wyre's whereabouts are unknown.
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