List of Marvel Comics characters: W
The Walking Stiletto is a robot supervillain created by Stan Lee, John Romita, Sr., and Sal Buscema, first appeared in Captain America #114 (June 1969). Within the context of the stories, the Walking Stiletto is a creation and agent of AIM. When Sharon Carter attacks a group of AIM leaders, they let loose the Stiletto to attack her, but she is saved by Captain America and Rick Jones, who destroy the robot. Many years later, the Walking Stiletto is among the robotic collection of the Reanimator, who unleashes it on Wolverine and Nova. Wolverine eviscerates the Walking Stiletto, rendering it inoperative.
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 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. While trying to force 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.
Wall is a mutant whose first appearance was in Cable vol. 2 #79. Wall was a member of Randall Shire's small traveling carnival in Australia before Shire was possessed by the alien Undying known as Semijan and subsequently enslaved Wall and his brother Key with his mutant vocal power. Wall is a low-level mutant whose body is denser than adamantium, and is resistant to injury. Wall also possesses enhanced strength.
Bekka Wallis is a member of the extended "Grey Family" in the Marvel Universe.
Within the context of the stories, Bekka Wallis is blood relative of Jean Grey. She was portrayed as Chicago school teacher.
For unknown reasons, Max Pressman became psychotic and murdered his wife Maria. He attempted to murder his kids, Michael and Melinda, but was killed by police. Max came back as Wallow, a tall, slender, shadowy being with a small doll's face. He also gained the ability to induce fear into people and then feed off of them. He attempted to kill his children once more, but was thwarted by Ghost Rider. He joined Blackheart's Spirits of Vengeance, but was once again defeated by Ghost Rider who takes over hell and allows the demons to go free under the condition they not cause harm upsetting Wallow and numerous other demons.
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A version of Wallow appears in Ghost Rider played by Daniel Frederiksen. This version is a Fallen Angel with water based abilities, additionally he is teamed up with other Fallen Angels, Abigor and Gressil, who have wind and earth based abilities, respectively. Wallow and his comrades are called upon by Blackheart to look for the Contract of San Venganza so as to overtake hell from Mephisto. After Abigor and Gressil's defeat, Wallow takes on Ghost Rider by pulling him beneath a swamp, but the Rider boils the water, destroying Wallow.
Grant Douglas Ward is a fictional character that originated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before appearing in Marvel comics. The character, created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, first appeared in the pilot episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (September 24, 2013) and is portrayed by Brett Dalton.
Another Grant Ward appeared briefly in Hail Hydra #1 (September 2015) during the Secret Wars storyline. This version was a low-ranking member of Hydra residing in the Battleworld domain of the Hydra Empire. He does not appear to be related to or associated in anyway with the more familiar Grant Ward.
The actual Grant Ward made his comic book debut as a flash forward in All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One #1 (December 2015) before making his full debut in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (March 2016) from Marc Guggenheim and German Peralta. He is seen working closely with Phil Coulson on infiltrating Gorgon's Hydra despite skepticism from Maria Hill. He managed to pass himself off as a Hydra supporter after protecting Gorgon from a repulsor blast from Iron Man. However, Ward ended up realigning himself with Hydra and shot Maria Hill, but luckily Hill had caught on and replaced herself with a Life Model Decoy.
He next showed up in a counterfeit Iron Man armor stealing a Quantum Drive. The Drive ended up being bought by John Walker and returned to S.H.I.E.L.D.. Out of desperation, he kidnaps Coulson and his mind-reader girlfriend Lola Daniels and forces her to read Coulson's mind in order to get the information he needed and with it was able to give Hydra the plans to create armored suits. S.H.I.E.L.D. managed to defend itself and Coulson and Ward fought one another while reinforcements from both sides came to their aid. During the scuffle, Ward kills Lola, but is apprehended by Coulson and S.H.I.E.L.D.
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.
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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.
Real name is Ava'Dara Naganandini. She is a soldier of the Shi'ar Imperium. Royal Warbird. Deathbringer class. She was born to slave parents and killed her mother when she was born. She was trained to fight from a very young age. During one of her missions she failed to kill a baby, so as punishment 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 Warbird behind.
Warfist, whose first appearance was in Force Works #6 as a member of the Mandarin's Avatars, was killed in Force Works #7. He has superhuman strength and martial arts skills, and uses a spiked club.
Warhawk is a recurring supervillain, partially inspired by soldiers his co-creator Chris Claremont has seen returning from Vietnam with posttraumatic stress disorder. Warhawk is a master assassin used by the C.I.A. in Vietnam who later goes insane and battles Iron Fist. Later, Warhawk regains his sanity and becomes a costumed criminal for hire, infiltrating the X-Men's mansion on behalf of the Hellfire Club. Later he becomes a free agent and fights Iron Fist again, and then Maverick before going 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's also experienced with explosives, electronics, and computers. He has enhanced strength, endurance and steel hard "omnium skin" which is bulletproof. He uses a standard high-powered rifle, but has also used a gun firing tranquilizer darts, and a flechette pistol, which 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.
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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.
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- A character based off Raymond Warren named Aaron Warren appears in The Spectacular Spider-Man voiced by Brian George. He fulfills the same role as he did in the comics like being related to Miles Warren. Aaron considers Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy as his two best students and insisted that Peter tutor Liz Allan when her grades were failing.
- While Raymond doesn't appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming, elements of his character are incorporated into Monica Warren, making her Peter's science teacher, instead of Raymond.
- Raymond Warren appears in the Spider-Man episode "Osborn Academy," voiced by John DiMaggio. This version of the character is the Jackal and the uncle of Gwen Stacy. Raymond Warren was a former staff member at Empire State University who was dismissed for his genetic experiments. Jackal first appeared in the episode "Osborn Academy" where he was on a heist as Spider-Man tries to stop him. Though he did get Gwen Stacy out of harm's way at the time. Later on, he crashed Spider-Man's intervention of the feud between Herman Schultz and Clayton Cole. While also using a technology that he claimed from Stark Industries, he stole Herman and Clayton's equipment which he used to fight Spider-Man. With help from Herman and Clayton, Spider-Man disarmed Jackal who got away. In the episode "A Day in the Life," Raymond Warren meets Peter Parker at the time when he meets with Max Modell. When he auditions to work at Horizon High, Max turned him down due to his reputation. Though Raymond secretly pricked Aleksei Sytsevich with a serum that coated a hidden needle at the bottom of his ring. In the episode "Party Animals," Raymond Warren visited Norman Osborn to see if he can join Osborn Academy's staff while also mentioning his involvement with the radioactive spiders. Norman tells Jackal that he needs to prove that his hybridizing experiment works. Attending Horizon High's dance, he witnesses Aleksei Sytsevich mutating into Rhino before escaping. After following Gwen Stacy to Raymond Warren's house, Spider-Man fights Jackal until Gwen Stacy uses the antidote to regress him back to Raymond Warren. After Rhino is regressed back to Aleksei Sytsevich, Raymond Warren is arrested for mutating Aleksei Sytsevich and other crimes linked to Jackal. Norman Osborn sees the news and states that Raymond would've made an excellent teacher at Osborn Academy. In the episode "Ultimate Spider-Man," Raymond Warren apparently gets out of prison and collaborates with Spencer Smythe in an experiment that involve eight spiders that he had made and were confiscated by their mutual enemy, Norman Osborn. Though Raymond was displeased that the Electrolis Arachnatis specimen went missing. After Spencer Smythe was arrested and being walked to his prison cell, he sees Raymond in his cell and asks how he ended up back in prison. Raymond stated that he never got out of prison.
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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 chose 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.
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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.
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.
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- 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.
Werewolf by Night
James Wesley is Wilson Fisk's faithful assistant in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, first appeared in Dardevil #227 (February 1986). 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. His relationship with Fisk is very close as he's shown to be 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 leading her to have nightmares of Fisk coming after her. In season 2, the trauma of Wesley's death is an underlying reason behind Karen's sympathies with Frank Castle's motives.
Winda Wester was born with an unusual speech impediment that makes her pronounce words with "l" and "r" with a "w" instead. She grew up having strange visions which she did not realize were portals to other dimensions.
Winda met Howard the Duck on a bus to Cleveland. She was sent away by her parents because she was possessed, however the real reason was that they thought she was crazy and just wanted to get rid of her. She and Howard faced off with the Kidney Lady and were forced off the bus for causing a ruckus. They eventually meet Dr. Avery who takes them to Daimon Hellstrom to be examined. Hellstrom informs Winda that she is not possessed at all, however the head of the mental hospital is not convinced and calls Reverend Joon Moon Yuc, but he is revealed to be a phony who wanted to control Winda's psychic powers. Daimon aids Howard in rescuing Winda and the two move in with Beverly Switzler and Paul Same.
Winda continued to aid Howard in his adventures and even fell in love with Paul. At one point when Paul slipped into a coma, Winda stood by her side, though she missed him opening his eyes as she was rambling. When Paul was attacked by Dr. Reich and BEST (Bozos Easily Serving Tyrants), Winda unleashed her manifestations which took the form of famous bands and singers such as The Beatles, KISS, Devo, Elvis Presley and many more.
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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Mr. White is a fictional businessman in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Carl Pfeufer, made his sole appearance in All Winners Comics #15 (June 1945). Mr. White was a businessman who to avoid bankruptcy he hired hit men anonymously to kill the inventor Roy Winters, simulating a suicide, in order to steal the motor boat just invented by Winters. Namor found White trying to sell the motor to investors, but Namor captured him and brought him to the police. White refused to admit his crime, so Namor claims to have found the blueprints to the motor and White fled to retrieve them. However, Winters never made any blueprints and White was recaptured and put away for good.
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Mr. White appears in Spider-Man Strikes Back, portrayed by Robert Alda. In the film, he is a businessman who steals a plutonium bomb to hold the world ransom $1,000,000,000 or else he will detonate it in Los Angeles during the President's speech. While Spider-Man manages to defeat him, he escapes, vowing revenge.
Heroes for Hire
Angela del Toro
- 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.
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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.
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- 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 Winkis 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
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.
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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