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The character has claws similar to Sabretooth's claws. He has a healing factor, enhanced physical capabilities, and temper similar to Wolverine's.[volume & issue needed] His healing factor allows him to rapidly regenerate damaged or destroyed areas of his cellular structure and affords him virtual immunity to poisons and most drugs, as well as enhanced resistance to diseases. He has superhuman strength and naturally sharp fangs and claws, and has reinforced his claws with adamantium sheaths.
Gwenny Lou Sabuki
Gwendolyne "Gwenny" Lou Sabuki was the second Golden Girl introduced by Marvel, making her first appearance in 1978, but her World War II-era character predates the post-war, Betsy Ross, Golden Girl. Created by writer Roy Thomas and penciller Frank Robbins in the retcon series The Invaders #26 (March 1978), she had appeared, sans power, as Gwenny Lou, gaining her powers in the following issue, #27 (April 1978). She went on to appear as Golden Girl in #28 (May 1978) and #38 (March 1979). A flashback story featuring the Kid Commandos is in All-New Invaders Issues 6–7.
During World War II, teenaged Gwenny Lou Sabuki, the daughter of Japanese-American scientist Dr. Sam Sabuki, was present at a stateside battle in which sidekicks Bucky (real name James Buchanan Barnes) and Toro (Thomas Raymond) of the superhero team the Invaders fought the supervillain Agent Axis. There one of Dr. Sabuki's inventions accidentally gave Gwenny Lou and her friend David "Davey" Mitchell superhuman powers. Gwenny Lou gained the power to generate light and energy and project golden force beams from her hands, while Mitchell gained the ability to spin at superhuman speeds. She became Golden Girl and he the Human Top. The four youthful heroes defeated Agent Axis and later formed the Kid Commandos, who were allied with the adult Invaders.[volume & issue needed]
The Kid Commandos even fought the Invaders, when they disagreed with the military's use of a Tsunami Bomb, which would have caused too much collateral damage. The bomb was never used, when the Invaders saw the testing sight was populated with civilians.
Gwenny Lou later helped found the post-war organization known as the V-Battalion. Gwenny eventually changed her superhero name to Golden Woman, before she died in 1961. Her son and her granddaughter became the superheroes Golden Sun and Goldfire, respectively, though Golden Sun died when his own daughter was five years old. Another of Gwenny Lou's granddaughters eventually became the Japanese heroine Radiance.
After being exposed to a scientific invention, the Golden Girl gained the power to generate light and energy. She can also project golden force beams from her hands.
Life Model Decoy
Life Model Decoy II
Happy Sam Sawyer
Lt. Rafael 'Rafe' Scarfe is a fictional New York City Police Lieutenant in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Pat Broderick, first appeared in Marvel Premiere #23 (August 1975).
Rafe was a former Vietnam War veteran who returned to New York to become a police officer. He grew close to his partner Misty Knight and when she lost her arm in a bomb explosion, Scarfe never left her side. He was a recurring ally of Iron Fist, and later Luke Cage when the two came together to form Heroes for Hire and teamed up with Misty and Colleen Wing, often helping them with cases and arresting the bad guys they fought. He even teamed up with Spider-Man ally Jean DeWolff. Years later, in the Shadowland storyline, Scarfe later went rogue and tried to frame Daredevil for the murder of several criminals. He is later captured by his former partner Misty Knight.
Rafael Scarfe in other media
Scarfe appeared in Luke Cage, portrayed by Frank Whaley. In season 1, he is a corrupt NYPD Detective at the 29th Precinct, partner of Misty Knight, and in the employ of Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes. When Scarfe tries to blackmail Cottonmouth, Cottonmouth kills him. In season 2, the circumstances of Scarfe's death lead to every case he worked on being reopened.
Michael Van Patrick clones
LMD / Jacques LaPoint
|First appearance||Tanis Nevies: Carnage #1|
Scorn: Carnage #5 (2010)
|Created by||Zeb Wells|
|Species||Human bonded to Symbiote|
|Abilities||Can fuse with technology.|
Tanis Nevies first appeared in Carnage #1, while as Scorn in Carnage #5 and is killed in Web of Venom: Carnage Born #1.
After Carnage was ripped in half by the Sentry outside the Earth atmosphere it is later discovered that, although the host was presumably killed, the symbiote survived by becoming dormant and returned to Earth, where it was discovered by Michael Hall, a competitor of Tony Stark. He brought Shriek and her doctor, Tanis Nevies, so he could use Shriek to keep the symbiote alive in order of using the properties of the symbiote, to create prosthetic limbs and exo-suits which respond in the same ways as a symbiote. One such person, Dr. Tanis Nieves, is outfitted with one of these prosthetic arms after she is caught in an attack by the Doppelganger, who tried to rescue Shriek. When near the symbiote, her arm goes wild and forces her to kill several scientists before the symbiote forcefully bonds to her, becoming the new Carnage. After the symbiote uses Tanis to break into a Hall Corporation facility, it is revealed that Kasady is alive, his body preserved by the symbiote and repaired by Hall's prosthetics. Kasady reclaims the symbiote and becomes Carnage once more, attempting to avenge his captivity while Spider-Man and Iron Man struggle to stop him. It is then revealed that Carnage was once again pregnant, and the suit's spawn briefly bonds to Tanis, but she removes it from herself and the symbiote bonds to Shriek before being torn from her. Scared of Shriek's malice, the symbiote arm then rebonds to Tanis, creating a new hero, Scorn, who defeats Shriek and forces her to use her sonic shriek to weaken Carnage, but he escapes.
In Carnage USA, when Carnage invaded Doverton, Colorado and bonded to its citizens and the Avengers team, who originally tried to stop Carnage, the government send in another team consisted of symbiote-enhanced special forces. Dr. Tanis Nieves as Scorn goes along with the Mercury Team, soldiers bonded the Agony, Phage, Riot, and Lasher symbiotes, in order to stop Carnage, but they are heavily outnumbered since Carnage controls the entire town. The enhanced special forces keep fighting but Carnage sends the controlled Avengers after them, that was when Spider-Man comes with the unaffected residents of the town. The melee is particularly fierce when Agent Venom intervenes with sonic rounds. Scorn uses a construction vehicle to carry the two to a device she built and reveals that her device is meant to permanently remove the bonds from Carnage and Venom, but the hosts are still in there. After the symbiotes fighting with themselves and the Avengers team, Venom finds its way back to Flash Thompson while Scorn is able to capture and contain the Carnage symbiote.
In Carnage Born, it's revealed that Scorn got corrupted by Knull and started a cult in worshiping him. She with her followers retrieve the Grendel symbiote's remnants from Maker, along with Cletus' damaged body following the Venomized event. After implanting the remnants inside Cletus, he started to fight for control. She offers herself to Cletus so he could absorb the Carnage remnants left in her body, but instead he kills her getting her blood to become Carnage again, though the original symbiote is actually dead.
In other media
Scorn appears as playable character in Spider-Man Unlimited.
Scourge of the Underworld
Señor Muerte / Señor Suerte
Val, the Galadorian
Sepulchre (also known as Shadowoman) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She first appeared in Quasar #45 (April 1993), and was created by Mark Gruenwald and Grant Miehm.
After a difficult childhood, Jillian Marie Woods left home to attend the University of San Francisco. While there she met occult lecturer Anthony Ludgate Druid, the super hero known as Doctor Druid. They discovered that a psychic link existed between them. Druid probed Jillian's mind and learned her soul had inhabited a male alchemist in King Arthur's court in a past life, and that the alchemist loved a princess whose soul was reincarnated as Dr. Druid. The alchemist and princess were killed by the princess' brother because of their relationship, and the alchemist swore he would find the princess again. Jillian and Druid, surprised by these revelations, became lovers. Sometime later, Jillian accidentally released a demon which killed her when she and Druid were investigating mystical artifacts Druid took from the sorcerer Magnus. Dr. Druid, using a mystical statue called the Bride of Slorioth, bonded a piece of Jillian's soul to her shadow. When Jillian woke up with her new powers, Druid told her that they were a result of her exposure to the demon.[volume & issue needed]
Jillian took the name Shadowoman and alongside other heroes Jim Scully (as the second Blazing Skull) and N'Kantu, the Living Mummy, joined a team, led by Dr. Druid called the Shock Troop. When Quagmire, using his Darkforce, Neutron, and the Presence corrupted Earth-148611 (New Universe), Shadowoman and the Shock Troop helped Quasar fight Anti Bodies until the Shi'ar Imperial Guard destroyed them. Later the Shock Troop was called on by Doctor Strange to face a threat at the Nexus of All Realities. When the team arrived, the threat had already been neutralized by Quasar.[volume & issue needed]
After Dr. Strange forced Dr. Druid to assume the responsibility of organizing the Secret Defenders, Jillian, Luke Cage and Deadpool were assembled to prevent Malachi from reassembling the Moebius Stone. They met at the Chicago Museum of Art, and confronted Malachi as she attempted to acquire a Moebius Stone fragment attached to a sword. To hold back the Secret Defenders, Malachi animated artwork to attack them and departed with the fragment. Casting her shadow form over them, Shadowoman caused them[clarification needed] to dissipate. Druid then teleported them to his townhouse to seek artifacts which could aid them against Malachi.
They set out to oppose Malachi at a tomb where a corpse held the last fragment of the Moebius Stone in a ring upon its finger. They were joined by Cody Fleisher, Cadaver, a teenager Malachi killed who Agamotto re-animated to serve as his Pale Horseman. However, Malachi obtained the last fragment, and caught Shadowoman and Dr. Druid with her spells. Shadowoman was able to phase through her bonds, and distracted Malachi while Dr. Druid escaped. Malachi struck Shadowoman down, and when she survived the blow, she realized she shouldn't have, and that Dr. Druid had done something to her. Malachi was finally slain by Deadpool, but then Strange, Dr. Strange's servant, attempted to claim the Moebius Stone. Shadowoman opposed him, only to be struck down again, but Dr. Druid was able to destroy the stone.
Shadowoman, Cadaver, Dr. Druid and R.G. Mathieson confronted Swarm, as it attempted to control the Rand-Meachum supercollider. Jillian was immune to Swarm due to her powers, and helped free Dr. Druid and Cadaver from the creature's clutches. She and Cadaver helped hold Swarm back long enough for Dr. Druid to convince Swarm to stand down.
Returning from their encounter with Swarm, Jillian asked Dr. Druid to explain to her what she had become. Druid promised to do so, but cast her into the Bride of Slorioth. Within the statue, Jillian encountered the dark side of Dr. Druid's soul, and learned from it what Dr. Druid had done to her. She emerged from the statue furious, and assaulted Dr. Druid, but he convinced her that he had only done what had to be done, and that he was ready to lead her and Cadaver on a mission that would free them all of their respective curses. She agreed, but assumed the new alias of Sepulchre for that mission. Dr. Druid then teleported them to Starkesboro.[volume & issue needed]
Sepulchre and the others met up with Deathlok, Dagger and Drax, their teammates for this mission. Dr. Druid led them to the Gates of Perdition, where he was to confront the demon Slorioth. However, as Dr. Druid departed, the original Defenders — Silver Surfer, Hulk and Sub-Mariner — appeared to oppose the Secret Defenders. Sepulchre engaged the Silver Surfer in battle, but he fled the scene when he realized he was in an era where Galactus's barrier did not surround the Earth. However, the Surfer's conscience gnawed at him, and he returned to engage Sepulchre once more, but she encased him within a field of total darkness. Just then, their battle was interrupted when the demon Slorioth arose.
The two teams of Defenders fought Slorioth, but Sepulchre and Cadaver were taken aside by Joshua Pryce to face the real threat — Dr. Druid, corrupted by his dark side. Dr. Druid claimed that everything he had done had been for Jillian, then attacked his one-time allies. Since Dr. Druid had taken control of her soul, he used that advantage to cause her to dissolve away. Ultimately, Joshua Pryce brought in the Vishanti and Living Tribunal, who drove off Dr. Druid and Slorioth. Pryce then went to help Sepulchre, but she begged him to let her die. He replied, "Better to live, forever a Shadowoman...than to die a Sepulchre!", and helped raise her to life.
Sepulchre and Cadaver met with Pryce afterward, and decided to go their separate ways, but noted that "if the world ever needs saving...and all the good super-heroes are busy," they would meet again.
Sometime later Lindsay McCabe, a friend of Jessica Drew's, asked Jillian to help her find her missing friend. They were joined by Julia Carpenter, Spider-Woman, who had encountered Jessica's Spider-Woman costume moving of its own accord. Jillian sent the two women to the dimension of the Void-Eater where Jessica was imprisoned. Re-powered by her costume, Jessica escaped the Void-Eater with Lindsay and Spider-Woman. Jillian closed the portal to the Void-Eater's realm before the creature could follow them back.
Jillian is seen on the phone with a representative from Roxxon Oil agreeing to speak to them about a job offer they had made. She encounters the Thunderbolts on her way to the interview, and uses her powers to fight off Venom before teaming up with Steel Spider and American Eagle to battle the rest of the team. Managing to reach Roxxon Oil just in time, she negotiates a new life off American soil.
Sepulchre returned to America, following the collapse of Norman Osborn's regime and his Thunderbolts initiative, and was last seen participating in a job interview for a babysitter job with Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, but gets increasingly frustrated with the apparent mispronunciation of her name, repeatedly telling Jones and Cage off and re-spelling her name over and over, which results in her eventual rejection.
Darkforce energy manipulation allows Jillian to fly, generate darkness fields, phase, and merge with shadows.
Shanna the She-Devil
Shaper of Worlds
|First appearance||Iron Man #278 (March 1992)|
|Created by||Len Kaminski, Paul Ryan|
|Abilities||Strength, durability, energy projection|
- Powers and abilities
He has great strength, speed, durability and energy projection and he is also a great fighter.
- Other versions
J.R. Walker was once a soldier in the United States Army before becoming an assassin working for the CIA. The CIA and Skip Ash sent Shotgun to retrieve a young blonde woman known as Number 9. He wound up battling Daredevil.
He has worked side-by-side with the Punisher at one point, teaming up to destroy the Carbone crime family. Shotgun had been hired to do this because the Carbone family were not the 'tame' Mafiosi that the government enjoyed. Shotgun saves the lives of the Punisher and ally Mickey Fondozzi. Shotgun and the Punisher then work to slaughter an isolated island full of international Mafia members. This particular battle results in the destruction of most of the Carbone family (a longtime target of the Punisher); Rosalie Carbone was left in charge.
An athletic man with no superhuman powers, Shotgun is a highly experienced hand-to-hand combatant and an expert marksman with most known firearms. Shotgun wears Kevlar (body armor) for protection. He uses a high-powered recoilless rifle firing a variety of explosive, concussive, combustible and disintegrative ammunition, and also has a specially-designed one-man tank. Shotgun's equipment was designed by Central Intelligence Agency weaponry research and design.
Jerry Morgan is a genius in the organic sciences, and worked as a biologist and biochemist before becoming a professional criminal. Morgan experimented in cellular compression, and once succeeded in reducing his own size, using a gas similar to that used by Dr. Henry Pym to reduce his own size. However, a subsequent experiment reduced the size of Morgan's skeleton somewhat, leaving his skin hanging loosely from his bones.[volume & issue needed] Morgan later joined the Headmen in their quest to use their intellectual talents to take control of the world.[volume & issue needed] Dr. Jerold Morgan first appeared in World of Fantasy #11 (April 1958), and was created by Angelo Torres. This story was reprinted in Weird Wonder Tales #7 (December 1974).
Shingen "Shin" Harada
Silver Scorpion (Elizabeth Barstow) first appeared in Daring Mystery Comics #7 (April 1941), during the period fans and historians call the Golden Age of Comic Books, and was created by Harry Sahle. He signed her origin story with the pen name Jewell, which comics historian Michael J. Vassallo believes marks a collaboration with another, unknown artist. She is Marvel Comics' first superheroine, following the antihero character Black Widow, who reaped evildoers' souls for Satan.
Betty Barstow, a secretary for private detective Dan Harley, wore a superhero-style costume to a masquerade ball, and along the way used her jiu-jitsu skills and investigative acumen to solve a case her employer had turned down. Enjoying it, she continued to be a masked crimefighter.
Silver Scorpion is an honorary member of the Invaders.[volume & issue needed] She appeared with the Golden Age Human Torch as a supporting character.[volume & issue needed] She later joined the Liberty Legion.[volume & issue needed]
Michael G. Engelschwert
Skull the Slayer
Sleeper (HYDRA robot)
|First appearance||Venom #165 (June 2018) (born)|
Venom: First Host #3 (November 2018) (named appearance)
|Created by||Mike Costa, Mark Bagley|
When the Venom symbiote found out that it was pregnant again, it wanted to take care of its seventh spawn after being cleansed by the Klyntar. The Symbiote kept this a secret to Eddie, until they were captured by the Symbiote Task Force, lead by Claire Dixonbe working alongside Scorpion, who wanted to rebond with the Venom symbiote. Luckily Spider-Woman came and saved Eddie along with the symbiote from the Task Force. Then Eddie with Venom went to Alchemax in order to give birth to the new spawn. However, due to the experimentation it went through, the symbiote had a difficult pregnancy and meanwhile Mac Gargan arrived at their location and changed his plan to kill the Venom symbiote and bond to its more powerful spawn. Fortunately, Eddie knocked out both Mac and agent Claire Dixon. After giving birth to the spawn, Eddie and Venom entrusted Liz Allan to take care for the symbiote.
The spawn was then nurtured and raised by its parent who had been visiting at Alchemax in order to make it good in contrast to its other offsprings. However, after Venom was taken away by its original host, the Kree soldier Tel-Kar, the offspring bonded to Eddie and allied with the Warbride Skrull, M'Lanz, in order to save Venom and prevent Tel-Kar from using a deadly Skrull bioweapon. During the ensuing fight, Sleeper bonds to M'Lanz to save her, while Venom after being free from Tel-Kar's control rebonded to Eddie, leaving Tel-Kar to bexploded with the Skrull research base by the Kree military. Then Eddie with Venom and Sleeper returned to Earth as M'Lanz returned to space. However, Tel-Kar had survived the explosion and planned to use the bioweapon on the humans, but Sleeper intervened and bonded to Tel-Kar, lobotomazing him in the process and turning him into a body that Sleeper can pilot. After that, Sleeper bid Eddie farewell and with Tel-Kar's spaceship decided to go explore the universe.
Smart Alec (Alexander "Alec" Thorne) is a fictional mutant in Marvel Comics, and a member of Alpha Flight. He first appeared in Alpha Flight #1 (August 1983) and was created by John Byrne. He was unidentified in his first appearance, and was not named until Alpha Flight #8.
The character subsequently appears in Alpha Flight vol. 1 #7 (February 1984), #11–13 (June–August 1984), and Alpha Flight Special (1992) in a flashback story.
Alec Thorne was born in London, England. As a mutant, he was contacted by James Hudson to be one of the first members to join Department H. Alec was also one of the first recruits to join The Flight, a precursor to Alpha Flight. In their first mission, they stopped the terrorist known as Egghead from launching a thermonuclear missile at the United States. Later, after Hudson divided the team into three smaller groups, Thorne (as Smart Alec) began training in Gamma Flight.
Some time after Gamma Flight was disbanded, its members were contacted by Jerry Jaxon to join Omega Flight in his bid for vengeance against Hudson. During the fight between Omega Flight and Alpha Flight, Smart Alec was defeated when he looked in Shaman's magical medicine bag; the resulting mental shock shut down his mind. Shaman shrank him down to miniature size and placed him in the bag, until a way could be found to restore his mind.
Snowbird was later forced to kill Sasquatch to vanquish the Great Beast, Tanaraq, who co-inhabited his body. His mind was eventually transferred into Box's robot body. Langkowski's mind eventually entered Thorne's tiny body in an attempt to return to the human world. Thorne's body was finally killed when Langkowski merged his mind into the Box robot to defeat Pestilence, whose freed mind had inhabited the body of Snowbird (who was in the form of Sasquatch at the time), before Langkowski took over the Sasquatch body.
Thorne invented and wore an encephala-helmet, which was used to increase his already super-genius intelligence level and boost his levels of perception (such as seeing across more than the mere visible light spectrum).
Smart Alec appears as part of the "Omega Flight" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #9.
Other versions of Smart Alec
Smart Alec appears in What If? #62 (June 1994) titled "What If... Wolverine Battled Weapon X?" He is shown as a member of The Flight before being killed by Guy Desjardins (that reality's version of Weapon X).
King was a latent mutant and drug runner whose mutation was catalyzed when he spent several days out in the desert sun after his truck broke down. While recovering from sunstroke and dehydration in the hospital, he realized he could discharge the solar energy he had stored as heat blasts.
One of the other captives and subjects for study at Project Pegasus was Bres, one of the other-dimensional Fomor. Bres began to use his powers to manipulate the staff at the facility, and caused a guard named Harry Winslow to die of heart failure. Bres also freed Solarr from his cell. Solarr hated Winslow, and when he found his corpse he incinerated it. Bres used his magic to animate the charred corpse, which killed Solarr.
Solarr in other media
Solarr appears in the X-Men episode "Secrets, Not Long Buried", voiced by Lorne Kennedy. This version's secret identity is Bill Braddock. He appears as the leader of the mutant-supremacist group, Children of the Shadow, and ruler of the mutant and human cohabitation community called Skull Mesa founded by Taylor Prescott. He is aided by the Toad and an original mutant character named Chet.
Candace "Candy" Southern is a former girlfriend of Warren Worthington III in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Roy Thomas and Werner Roth, first appeared in X-Men #31 in May 1967. Writer Roy Thomas created her name by combining the last name of author Terry Southern with the first name of the title character of Southern's novel Candy. Within the context of the stories, she partook in many adventures before being killed by Cameron Hodge.
Within the context of the stories, Charlotte Witter is a fashion designer (and granddaughter of psychic Madame Web) who also engages in black market transactions. Those dealings lead her to work for Doctor Octopus, who mutates her into a human/spider hybrid with the ability to absorb the powers of the previous Spider-Women in return for her agreeing to destroy Spider-Man. She manages to steal the powers of Jessica Drew, Julia Carpenter, Mattie Franklin, and Madame Web, but Franklin reabsorbs the powers and leaves Witter powerless. Witter is defeated and left in a coma in her grandmother's mansion.
Charlotte Witter in other media
Spirit of '76
Spirit of Vengeance
The character, created by Jim Valentino, first appeared as Wileaydus Autolycus in Guardians of the Galaxy #12 (May 1991) as the inheritor of the Ghost Rider mantle in the alternate timeline/reality Marvel Comics designated as Earth-691. The first appearance of the Spirit of Vengeance aspect of the character was in the following issue, Guardians of the Galaxy #13 (June 1991).
Within the context of the Marvel Comics universe, Wileaydus Autolycus is from the planet Sarka, Tilnast system, a priest of an offshoot of the Universal Church of Truth, and a religious zealot. He first encounters the Guardians of the Galaxy while they are responding to a distress call from Firelord in the Tilnast system. Mistaking the ship as one carrying Black Knights of Truth as reinforcements for the Universal Church of Truth, he undergoes his first transformation into the Spirit of Vengeance and blindly attacks the Guardians. Realizing his error, he sets out to "atone for this transgression" by charging into the heart of the fleet to buy the Guardians time to escape. Instead the Guardians are captured and brought before the Grand Inquisitor of the Universal Church of Truth on Sarka. The Spirit of Vengeance, with help from Replica, enables the Guardians escape. Before leaving, Vance Astro asks him to join them and consider changing his methods. He declines saying he preferred to complete his work on Sarka but that he would think on it as he kills the Grand Inquisitor.
Spirit of Vengeance's powers and abilities
The Spirit of Vengeance has the mystic ability to transform into a being with superhuman strength, stamina, and durability, with a head resembling a flaming skull. He can project fire-like mystical energy called either "soulfire" or "hellfire" for various effects. He can create his "Death-Cycle", a flying motorcycle-like vehicle created from the Fires of Kauri and capable of traversing airless space. The Spirit of Vengeance can also fire spike projectiles from his forearms.
Jia Jing is a mutant whose abilities manifested at the end of the Avengers vs. X-Men storyline. She joins Wolverine's Mutant Academy, vowing to become "the greatest X-Man who has ever lived" and to honor the pride her of family and country. Wolverine gives her the codename "Sprite" after Kitty Pryde.
Gabriel and Sarah Stacy
Stained Glass Scarlet
Kenneth Connell and others
Gregory "Greg" Stark is an exclusive character to the Ultimate Marvel universe. The character, created by Mark Millar and Carlos Pacheco, first appeared in Ultimate Comics: Avengers #2 (November 2009). In contrast to his brother Iron Man (Tony Stark), he is more competent and doesn't possess an infamous lifestyle but also suffers from a superiority complex. Gregory serves as Nick Fury's benefactor for the Avengers to initially defeat the Red Skull and A.I.M.. Stark later participated in a war between the Avengers led by Fury and the Ultimates led by Carol Danvers. After an all-out fight which resulted in Fury being taken into custody and Danvers being in critical condition, Stark is given leadership of S.H.I.E.L.D. by the President of the United States. Stark then revealed that he's actually responsible for Fury's framing as a rogue agent selling top secret superhuman research on the black market. Gregory has also used his S.H.I.E.L.D. director position to aid in his cause of supplying smuggled super-soldiers to pro-democratic rebellions in rogue states and creating a new world order according to his own agenda. When Fury and the Avengers confront him, Stark uses a nanite fleet in his body, imbuing him with super-human strength and invulnerability. As his plans came to fruition as nations (such as Iran and North Korea) fall to revolution, Stark ordered the New Ultimates to stand down. But when the New Ultimates and the Avengers fight against of the conspiracy, Stark personally fought against both groups in North Korea; he destroys Captain America's shield to show his strength. When Iron Man disabled his brother's nanites via electromagnetic pulse, Gregory is killed when Thor strikes him with a lightning bolt.
Alternate versions of Gregory Stark
An alternate equivalent has since been seen in the mainstream Earth-616 continuity as Arno Stark, the previously unknown brother of Iron Man (Tony Stark). This iteration of the character was created by Kieron Gillen and Dale Eaglesham, and first appeared unnamed in Iron Man #12 (September 3013) and named in Iron Man #17 (December 2013). He is revealed to have been genetically altered by the Recorder known as 451, intending for the child to grow up to pilot a suit of armor known as the Godkiller. Upon learning this, Howard Stark sabotaged the experiment which rendered Arno crippled and unable to speak without the use of machines. His existence was purposefully kept a mystery until decades later when he was discovered by Tony at the Maria Stark Foundation. He and Tony begun transforming the decrepit Mandarin City into a futuristic utopia called Troy. Tony and Arno's plan soon found opposition in the form of the Rings of the Mandarin who started searching for hosts to destroy Tony and Troy. The Mandarin-One named Lord Remaker bombed the Troy Central Control and Arno was seemingly killed. However, Arno had deployed his own suit of Iron Man's armor with which he later helped Iron Man and the Trojan Guard fight the enemy forces. After realizing the city would never be safe as long as he was attached to it, Tony quits working directly on Troy, leaving Arno the position of the city's new custodian. Arno later began working on a remake of the Extremis virus.
On the Technopolis area of Battleworld during the Secret Wars storyline, Arno Stark is the brother of Tony Stark (the region's ruler). He colludes with Wilson Fisk to help undermine his brother's rule and seeks to steal new armor designs from Kiri Oshiro (the niece of Rumiko Fujikawa). It turned out that Tony and Arno's father was the one who unleashed the airborne virus that required everyone to wear high-tech armors. After Lila Rhodes defeated Iron Man and Arno, the brothers are arrested by the Thor Corps.
Gregory Stark in other media
The Earth-616 version of Arno Stark appears as a playable character in Marvel: Future Fight with the Hulkbuster armor used by Iron Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Bruce Banner in Avengers: Infinity War as alternate costumes.
Howard Anthony Stark
Howard Anthony Stark is a minor character in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Matt Fraction, first appeared in The Invincible Iron Man #500 (March 2011). The son of Tony Stark and Pepper Potts, he is seen as a cyborg in his own Iron Man armor during a flashforward to an apocalyptic future 41 years ahead where the Mandarin has conquered the world. Howard protects his daughter Ginny Stark while his aged father defeats the Mandarin, sacrificing themselves in the process. At the story's close, Howard gets buried in a gravestone next his mother and father by Ginny. Howard is also said to be 41 years old, suggesting that Howard will be born within the present time.
Howard Anthony Stark in other media
A character named Morgan Stark appears in Avengers: Endgame as the daughter of Tony Stark and Pepper Potts; Alexandra Rachael Rabe played the character as a five-year-old while Katherine Langford was cast as an older version of the character.
Starr the Slayer
Ava Starr is the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s incarnation of Ghost. Created by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, and Gabriel Ferrari, the character debuted in the 2018 film Ant-Man and the Wasp, portrayed by Hannah John-Kamen; RaeLynn Bratten plays Ava as a child in flashbacks.
At a young age, Ava Starr was caught in a quantum accident in her father’s laboratory. The ensuing explosion killed both of her parents while Ava gained the ability to become intangible as her body was left in a constant state of "molecular disequilibrium". She was then recruited by scientist Bill Foster to join S.H.I.E.L.D., where she was trained and given a containment suit to better control her powers. Ava agreed to work for the organization as an assassin and spy under the codename Ghost, in exchange for S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s help in finding a way to stabilize her condition. However, she soon discovered that S.H.I.E.L.D. had no intention of holding up their end of the bargain, and subsequently defected to find a way to cure herself with Foster. The two later plan to harness the energy that Janet van Dyne’s body absorbed from the Quantum Realm, putting Ghost into direct conflict with Hank Pym, Hope van Dyne, and Scott Lang. At the end of the film, Janet willingly uses some of her energy to partially stabilize Ava's condition, and Ava departs with Bill as the group vows to collect more energy for her.
Victor and Janet Stein
Steppin' Razor, a vampire and an ex-crime lord of Jamaican descent, meets and recruits fellow vampire Carl Blake (also known as Night Terror) for a cause, the return of the vampire lord Varnae to the land of the living. Together with voodoo priestess Marie LaVeau, they lure Blade and his then mentor "Bible John" Carik to Los Angeles. Their plan is to capture Blade and use his body as the vessel for Varnae's spirit. The attempt fails and in the resulting fight, Night Terror's body becomes the vessel for Varnae instead. All three villains manage to escape in the chaos.
Steppin' Razor in other media
Steppin' Razor appeared in two episodes of Blade: The Series in 2006. He is the vampire leader of the Bad Bloods, the Detroit street gang the television version of Blade belonged to when he was younger. The character is played by Bokeem Woodbine. The episodes Steppin' Razor appears in are "Bloodlines" and "Sacrifice".
The episode "Bloodlines" begins with Blade being kidnapped by the Bad Bloods. Blade wakes up chained inside a warehouse, in front of him is a man named Father Carlyle. Carlyle reveals that he has hired four men from Blade's past to kidnap him in an effort to bring peace between Blade and the vampire houses. At this point Steppin' Razor and the other Bad Bloods reveal themselves as the kidnappers and kill Carlyle. Having him at his mercy, Steppin' Razor orders the torture of Blade. He reveals his plan to turn Blade over to the House of Cththon in exchange for membership in that house. This plan fails when a friend of Blade's finds and frees him. Blade then kills all of the Bad Bloods except Steppin' Razor who escapes. Blade tracks Steppin' Razor to Blade's boyhood home, and finds Steppin' Razor holding Blade's father hostage. The resulting fight ends when Blade's father runs Blade's sword through Steppin' Razor, reducing him to ash.
Lady Stilt-Man (Callie Ryan)
Pupil of Stick
A feared crime boss and enemy to the Falcon. During his time as the crime lord of Harlem, Stoneface was brought down by a Superhero team of Sam Wilson, Captain America, and Spider-Man. Stoneface's territory in Harlem was then ceded to his former colleague Morgan. As a courtesy, Morgan helped exile Stoneface into friendly confines out of the United States in Lagos, Nigeria. Unfortunately for Stoneface, when he kidnapped a visiting Leila Taylor he came into conflict with again with the Falcon who was assisted this time by the Black Panther.
Within the context of the stories, Striker becomes a child actor at a young age and is molested by his manager. During an encounter, Striker's power of electrical manipulation manifest. Norman Osborn offers Striker whatever he wants in exchange for the use of his powers. Striker is recruited into the Avengers Academy along with five other students who have been affected by Osborn. He uses this opportunity to become famous again. He, Veil, and Hazmat then hunt down The Hood and video tape him screaming for mercy under electric torture. The video gets thousands of likes on YouTube, but at first Tigra is disgusted and actually requests the teen get expelled. Hank convinces her to allow the kids to remain, to which she grudgingly agrees, but secretly she relishes in watching the video of Hood screaming. Later the team fights Korvac with the bodies and strength of their older selves. A mature Striker is killed by Korvac's blast, but is then reverted to his younger self by Korvac's estranged wife, Carina. Striker has an emotional breakdown after experiencing death. After a pep talk from Tigra, he is better able to control his powers and doesn't fear death. He also hatches a plan to save the students from Absorbing Man and Titaniana's attack on the Infinity Mansion. Later on, he reveals to Julie Power that he thinks he is gay. He soon publicly announces his sexual orientation in a press conference, showing Julie his fame hungry side.
He was later scarred in the face by Jeremy Briggs when the Academy kids tried to stop him from releasing a superhuman cure. At the series' conclusion, he goes on a date with another teenage boy, even turning off his phone and ignoring his mother's urgings. The faculty then announce that Striker and the others have graduated the Academy.[volume & issue needed] Striker later appears in Avengers Undercover, where he and Finesse visit Hazmat in the S.H.I.E.L.D. detention center after Hazmat kills Arcade.
Percy van Norton
Alistaire Stuart and his sister Alysande are the founding members of the Weird Happenings Organization in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Alan Davis, first appeared in Uncanny X-Men.
Within the context of the stories, Alistaire is part of a British Government organization which investigates supernatural and superhuman incidents.
Alysande Stuart and her brother Alistaire are the founding members of the Weird Happenings Organization in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Alan Davis, first appeared in Excalibur #6 in March 1989.
Within the context of the stories, Alysande is part of a British Government organization which investigates supernatural and superhuman incidents.
Styx and Stone
Within the context of the stories, Sunder's mutant powers give him superhuman strength, stamina and durability. He is a founding member of the Morlocks, abandoning the identity he had in the surface human world. Sunder is the aide to Callisto, the muscle of his group who is very protective of them, especially Callisto. On Callisto's orders, he kidnaps Angel to the realm of the Morlocks. He later aids Callisto in abducting Kitty Pryde and attempting to force Pryde to marry the Morlock Caliban. He also serves the wizard Kulan Gath when the latter took over Manhattan. Some time later, he took up residence on Muir Island.[volume & issue needed] He briefly joins the "Muir Island" X-Men organized by Moira MacTaggert, but is killed by the cyborg Pretty-Boy with a bullet wound in the back when the Reavers invade Muir Island.
Other versions of Sunder
- In the alternate Age of Apocalypse reality, Sunder is known as Brute and is a member of the Outcasts, alongside Nate Grey. He is killed by Mister Sinister.
- In the House of M timeline, Sunder is seen as a member of the Genoshan Black Ops version of the Marauders.[volume & issue needed]
- Sunder is introduced to the Ultimate Marvel Universe as the leader of the Ultimate Morlocks. His desire to fight and kill any perceived threat, instead of using diplomatic means, results in his demotion as leader and replacement by Nightcrawler.[volume & issue needed] He is forced to bring some innocent mutants to Mister Sinister.
- The X-Men Evolution comic based off the show features Sunder as one of the Morlocks.
Sunder in other media
Sword Master (Lin Lie) is a fictional Chinese superhero appearing in the Marvel Universe. The character was created for the Chinese Market by artist Gunji and writer Shuizhu in a collaboration between Marvel Comics and NetEase.
After debuting in Chinese digital comics in 2018, Sword Master made his American comics debut in War of the Realms, New Agents of Atlas before starring in his own series. His series features translations of the original Chinese comics and new material by Greg Pak teaming up with Shang-Chi.
As a young man, Lin Lie receives an ancient sword by his archaeologist father who found it while excavating a 5,000-year-old tomb. Sword Master is the last descendant of Fuxi, and his Fuxi Sword has mysterious magical powers.
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