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Sabretooth (Victor Creed) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics supervillain created by writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer John Byrne. The character first appeared in Iron Fist #14 (August 1977). Originally portrayed as a non-powered serial killer, Sabretooth is later written as a mutant who possesses bestial superhuman abilities, most notably a rapid healing factor, razor-sharp fangs and claws, and superhuman senses. He is a vicious assassin responsible for numerous deaths both as a paid mercenary and for his personal pleasure.
The character Wolverine is depicted as his long-time enemy, although conflicting accounts have been given as to the origin of their feud. It is also known that he and Sabretooth were victims of the Cold War supersoldier program Weapon X, and that Sabretooth saw Wolverine as competition and tried to make his life miserable. While Wolverine is depicted as suppressing his more savage qualities, Sabretooth does the opposite and embraces them.
Sabretooth has appeared in several X-Men animated series and video games. Played by Tyler Mane, he was a henchman of Magneto in the first X-Men film and X-Men: The Official Game. Liev Schreiber plays him in
John Jameson (also known by the aliases Man-Wolf, Stargod, and Colonel Jupiter) is a fictional character in publications from Marvel Comics.
John Jameson debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (March 1963), and was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
John Jonah Jameson III was born in New York City. He is the son of J. Jonah Jameson, the irascible, gruff publisher of the Daily Bugle. Jonah is immensely proud of his son, whom he sees as a true hero. Initially an astronaut, he was first seen being saved by Spider-Man when his craft malfunctioned on re-entry, something that did nothing to endear the wall-crawler to his father, who resents Spider-Man's form of heroism.
On a later mission, Jameson was infected with spores that gave him super-strength, but strained his body and mind. He was forced to wear a strength-restraining "Jupiter suit" and battled Spider-Man at his father's urging before recovering. His father convinced him to go after Spider-Man, who was seen robbing a bank. The web-slinger outsmarted him, and Jonah soon learned that Spider-Man was saving the bank from a bomb. However, John didn't care about the misunderstanding; he was really out for revenge. Spider-Man managed
Red Claw is a fictional character, an enemy of Batman, making her debut in Batman: The Animated Series and appearing in three episodes of the show. In her appearances, she is voiced by Kate Mulgrew.
In her first appearance in the series, Red Claw is revealed to be the enigmatic leader of an international terrorist organization named Red Claw, and also known as the "most ruthless terrorist alive", in Commissioner Gordon's words. Working with the company 'Multigon", Red Claw plans to buy a wildlife resort under the pretense of opening a hotel, to plant a plague virus and use it to blackmail Gotham City unless she is paid $1 billion in gold bullion (although she plans to release the plague even if she receives the money). However, Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne are also trying to buy the land as a mountain lion resort, prompting Red Claw to order Kyle stalked until the right moment to assassinate her. Later on, during a meeting, Red Claw and her minions discover Kyle, as Catwoman, looking through secret files regarding their plans, and they open fire, although Catwoman escapes with her life thanks to Batman's timely intervention. The same night, one of Red Claw's men stalks Kyle home,
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
The President of the United Federation is a prominent human leader in Sonic's world. As chief executive officer of the United Federation, his position seems roughly analogous to the real-life President of the United States. Ex officio the President is often the target of villains' assassination attempts or demands for surrender. When not being threatened or shot at, the President takes a close interest in the activities of G.U.N.'s network of secret agents. He personally briefs Rouge the Bat on the Emerl case at the start of her episode in Sonic Battle, and it is a "special request from the President" (as asserted during gameplay in White Acropolis) that leads to Shadow the Hedgehog's initial involvement in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).
Raven is a fictional character, a superheroine who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appeared in a special insert in DC Comics Presents #26 (October 1980), and was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez. Raven is an empath who can teleport and control her "soul-self," which can fight physically, as well as act as Raven's eyes and ears away from her body. Raven's chronology is typically separated into three lives. Her first life, 18 years, was spent in the Temple Azarath and creating The New Teen Titans. Her second life began once she started wearing the garb of White Raven, and lasted under two years. Her third life is her current form. Unlike the transition between her first and second lives, with her third life came a new, younger body. A series on the CW has been debated.
The character was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez. The description from Wolfman to Pérez was of a female Phantom Stranger type character. Pérez notes that:
A character with a morbid past and origins, Raven is the half-breed daughter of a human mother named Arella and the interdimensional demon Trigon. She grew up in an alternate dimension called Azarath,
Chaos (カォス, Kaosu) is a fictional video game character and the main antagonist in the video game Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast. Chaos is the first main antagonist of a Sonic game that is not Doctor Eggman. This eventually became common in the 3D games, with Eggman's role as the main villain being replaced by other villains (though often Eggman still makes an appearance). Chaos is an immortal, ageless god-like creature (referred to as the "God of Destruction" by Eggman) that seems composed almost entirely of water (save for his brain, green glowing eyes, and, in some later forms, bones) but is also said to be concentrated Chaos Emerald energy (in Sonic X, Doctor Eggman implies that it is composed of "Chaos energy in a liquid state"), however it has been revealed that Chaos is a Chao that came into contact with the Chaos Emeralds. It was trapped inside the Master Emerald for thousands of years before being released by Dr. Eggman in a bid to conquer the world. It was also the original guardian of the Chaos Emeralds, Chao, and the Master Emerald. In Sonic Adventure it absorbed the negative energy of the Chaos Emeralds to attain its final and strongest form.
Chaos is a mutated
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Shadow the Hedgehog (シャドウ・ザ・ヘッジホッグ, Shadō za Hejjihoggu) is a video game character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA. Shadow is an artificially-created life form whose trademark hover shoes propel him at extreme speeds that rival those of Sonic, and with a Chaos Emerald he has the ability to distort time and space using "Chaos Control." Often referred to as being the "Ultimate Life Form," he is a black and crimson male hedgehog that debuted in Sonic Adventure 2. He resembles Sonic in many ways, such as the ability to travel at incredible speeds. He is Sonic's arch rival and is the antithesis of Sonic himself in all aspects of his life. He has been featured in a variety of games, including his own self-titled game. Shadow works together with either Sonic's group or Dr. Eggman, depending on what suits his own needs.
The character of Shadow was conceived by Takashi Iizuka, director of Sonic Adventure 2, the game in which Shadow was first introduced. The character was first shown to the public in a game trailer; however, his name was not revealed. GameStop described what little was shown as anti sonic - similar in appearance, but with darker skin, more
Siren is the name of two fictional supervillains, both appearing in books published by DC Comics. The first is a mermaid who made her first appearance in Teen Titans #5 (July 1999), and was created by Devin Grayson and Mark Buckingham. The second made her debut in Aquaman #22, and is the identical twin sister of Mera and a sister-in-law to Aquaman.
In her first appearance she appeared to be an ecoterrorist, Siren had begun a campaign that should prevent humans from going near the water. She sang her song while walking through the town of Four Heroes, Maine. Tempest, Argent and Damage of the The Titans investigated the case and Tempest soon met Siren. He held her responsible for the people's fear of water because she "stands out" and has recently been swimming. Siren tries to escape, but is frozen by Tempest. She escapes by first making Damage free her from the ice and then making Argent and Damage afraid of the water so that Tempest will have to save them. Tempest later finds her in the shallows and manages to capture her by knocking her out. She's freed from her imprisonment by Vandal Savage who she repays by joining the criminal team he had formed named Tartarus.
As a member of
Nico Minoru (briefly known as Sister Grimm), is a fictional comic book character in the Marvel Comics award-winning series, Runaways. Created in 2003 by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Adrian Alphona, the character first debuted in Runaways vol. 1 #1 (July 2003) with most of the other main characters. Like every member of the original Runaways, Nico is the daughter of the super-powered villains calling themselves "the Pride"; in her case, she is the daughter of dark wizards. Upon finding out, Nico runs away with the rest of the runaways but later discovers that she inherited her parents' magical aptitude. Whenever Nico bleeds, a powerful staff emerges from her chest, allowing Nico to bend magic.
By the second series, Nico is the de facto leader of her unofficial and nameless superhero team, making her one of the few Japanese-American superhero team leaders. Nico's trademark is her elaborate and ornate Gothic wardrobe. Nico is a sorceress like her parents and great-grandmother before her and can cast nearly any spell imaginable with her Staff. Nico uses her talents to make up for her parents' villainous actions and to prevent anyone from assuming the Pride's place at the top of
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog game series. She is the only Sonic the Hedgehog character in the series of games released by Sega to die willingly. This is displayed when she had requested the Master Emerald to do so, thus stopping Chaos from destroying the earth. This shows that Tikal would do almost anything for peace and harmony in the world.
This character was designed by Yuji Uekawa to be a light orange anthropomorphic echidna with blue eyes. Tikal first appeared in the game Sonic Adventure for Sega Dreamcast, which was released in Japan on December 23, 1998. The character is 14 years old, 3 ft 1 in (94 cm) tall, 52.8 lb (24 kg) in weight, and has dreadlocks. Tikal's Japanese voice-overs are done by Kaori Asoh while in her American games, Elara Distler does her voice.
Tikal is named after a ruined Mayan city whose name means "bread", or "Place of Voices", and her father shares the name of both an Inca solar deity and a city of the Inca Empire. In addition to this, the pyramid in the Mystic Ruins resembles the city of Tikal's, and the Lost World level retains aspects of Maya ruins, such as the rotating snake and the jade. Tikal's attire is also derived
Wicked is a fictional character created by Chris Claremont for Marvel comics' 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. No one knows how she survived, but she is next seen following Charles Xavier 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
Regular Featured Appearances:Donald Duck Adventures
Story Specific Appearances:Sheriff of Bullet Valley
Donald Duck is a funny animal cartoon character created in 1934 at Walt Disney Productions. Donald is an anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a sailor suit with a cap and a black or red bow tie. Donald is most famous for his semi-intelligible speech and his mischievous and irritable personality. Along with his friend Mickey Mouse, Donald is one of the most popular Disney characters and was included in TV Guide's list of the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time in 2002. He has appeared in more films than any other Disney character and is the fifth most published comic book character in the world after Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, and Wolverine.
Donald Duck rose to fame with his comedic roles in animated cartoons. He first appeared in The Wise Little Hen (1934), but it was his second appearance in Orphan's Benefit which introduced him as a temperamental comic foil to Mickey Mouse. Throughout the next two decades Donald appeared in over 150 theatrical films, several of which were recognized at the Academy Awards. In the 1930s he typically appeared as part of a comic trio with Mickey and Goofy and was given his own film series
Mister X is a fictional character, a supervillain of the Marvel Universe introduced in Wolverine #159 (February, 2001). His henchmen include T & A (nicknamed "Betty and Veronica" by Wolverine), and Blok.
Mister X is an extremely wealthy businessman who has demonstrated a psychological addiction to killing that, by his own account, started in his adolescence. His latent telepathic power was awakened by seeing a woman who had been hit by a car, which fascinated him; he felt her die. This is very similar to the trauma that awakened Jean Grey's psionic abilities. He soon became obsessed with death.
As a youth, X committed several murders to recreate the high of telepathically connecting with another person at the moment of their death. He murdered his pet dog by locking it in an oven, followed soon after by his entire family, including his mother and father. Over the years X would commit hundreds of murders and had his identity erased. Using his family's considerable fortune, X traveled throughout the world and studied under some of the finest martial artists in the world. After X learned all he could from each of his teachers, he would kill them. The thrill of killing an opponent in
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Eggman Nega (￣ﾃﾉ￣ﾂﾯ￣ﾂ￣ﾃﾼ￣ﾃﾻ￣ﾂﾨ￣ﾃﾃ￣ﾂﾰ￣ﾃﾞ￣ﾃﾳ Egguman Negau) is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a human scientist and is Doctor Eggman's dimensional counterpart. His clothes are somewhat reminiscent of Eggman's original outfit. Eggman Nega is the third most featured villain in the series, behind Metal Sonic and Dr. Eggman himself. He has been the main villain in every game he has appeared in, and is fought as the final boss in Sonic Rush, Sonic Rivals, and Sonic Rush Adventure. His character designer is Yuji Uekawa.
Eggman Nega is one of the main villains in Sonic Rush. He is introduced as Doctor Eggman's counterpart from another dimension, and the primary nemesis of Blaze the Cat, a character from his world. He has sent Blaze's world into ruin, which is why she sets out for the Sol Emeralds. In this game he teams up with Dr. Eggman to take over the world.
While Eggman himself is first thought to be the primary antagonist in Sonic Rivals, Eggman Nega has captured Eggman and is disguising himself as him. According to the Sonic Rivals franchise, Eggman Nega is from the future and that he is Eggman's descendant. Using a special camera, he turns several
James Arthur "Jamie" Madrox, also called the Multiple Man, is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero, associated with the X-Men. Created by writer Len Wein with script from Chris Claremont and art by John Buscema, he first appeared in Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4 (February 1975).
A mutant with the ability to create instant duplicates or "dupes" of himself, Madrox was largely a minor or supporting character until his appearance in the 1987 miniseries Fallen Angels. The character underwent greater development under writer Peter David through his appearance in David's run of the monthly series X-Factor (vol. 1) in the 1990s, and in David's second and ongoing run of the title (vol. 3) in the 2000s.
The character has appeared in television, film and video game adaptations, most notably in the 2006 film, X-Men: The Last Stand, in which he was portrayed by Eric Dane.
Jamie Madrox first appeared in Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4. In the 1990s, he played a major role in the series X-Factor. A MadroX miniseries was published in 2004, written by Peter David, who had previously written for the character in X-Factor. He and the other members of his detective agency now star in a
Pied Piper (also known as Piper) is a fictional character in the DC Universe. He first appeared in the pages of The Flash #106 (May 1959).
Hartley Rathaway (alias Thomas Peterson) was born deaf, but was eventually cured thanks to research funded by his wealthy father (later it was revealed that he was cured by Dr. Will Magnus). He became obsessed with sound, and pursued little else in life; experimenting with sonic technology, Rathaway eventually invented a technique of hypnotism through music, and a way to cause deadly vibrations. Growing bored of his lifestyle, he turned to crime as the Pied Piper and frequently clashed with Barry Allen, the second Flash.
After Allen's death during Crisis on Infinite Earths, Hartley retired from crime to become a socialist champion of the poor and underprivileged. He also came out as one of DC’s first openly gay characters, and joked that this was ironic, as he was one of the few villains to have ever "gone straight". He first realized he was gay when he became attracted to Rod Lauren when watching The Crawling Hand. Rathaway remained a good friend of the Flash, Wally West, and his wife Linda, whom he helps with scientific problems.
Hardware (real name Curtis Metcalf) is a fictional character, a comic book superhero published by DC Comics. An original character from DC's Milestone Comics imprint, he first appeared in Hardware #1 (April 1993), and was created by Dwayne McDuffie and Denys Cowan.
Hardware was the first of Milestone's titles to be published, and (along with Blood Syndicate, Icon, and Static) was one of the company's flagship titles.
Curtis "Curt" Metcalf is a genius inventor who, in his Hardware identity, uses a variety of high-tech gadgets to fight organised crime. A central irony of the series, (of which Metcalf is fully aware,) is that Metcalf's employer, respected businessman Edwin Alva - who provides the resources Metcalf uses to create Hardware's hardware - is secretly the crime boss who Hardware is trying to bring down.
Curtis "Curt" Metcalf was a working class child prodigy who was discovered aged 12/13 by a big-time businessman, Edwin Alva Sr., who with the blessing of Curt's parents, enrolled Curt in A Better Chance - "a program intended to get minority students into elite prep schools". Curt proved to be much smarter than all the other prep school students, graduating aged 14, and
Omega Sentinel (Karima Shapandar) is a fictional character associated with the X-Men and its spinoff Excalibur. She first appeared in X-Men Unlimited, vol. 1 #27 (June 2000) and was created by Chris Claremont and Brett Booth.
Shapandar was a police officer from India who was transformed into an Omega Prime Sentinel by Bastion of the Operation: Zero Tolerance program. It all started when Karima was dispatched to look after Neal Shaara (who would later become known as Thunderbird). Neal was looking for his brother, Sanjit, who had gone missing while researching some mysterious disappearances in Calcutta. A bond quickly developed between the two, and they were on the verge of beginning a romantic relationship when they were attacked and captured by Bastion. Neal learned that Sanjit had become a Prime Sentinel, programmed to seek out and destroy mutants. Bastion intended to do the same to Neal and Karima, but the morphing process catalyzed Neal’s latent mutant power, which destroyed the building around him. Sanjit fought his programming long enough to disable the other Sentinels, but died in the process.
As Neal cradled Sanjit’s body, Shapandar quietly told Neal to run. She had
Loa (Alani Ryan) is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. A mutant, Loa is a student at the Xavier Institute. She made her debut in New X-Men: Academy X #5.
Born in Maui, Hawaii, Alani Ryan quickly developed a talent for surfing. One day whilst surfing, she and her father wind up in the middle of an ambush by the villain Great White and a pack of trained sharks as he lays claim to the area. Alani's mutant ability is activated in this heated situation and she uses her ability to kill some of the sharks and save her father. In the nick of time, Namor arrives and saves the day by defeating Great White. Following the battle, Alani's grandmother Alice Ryan is revealed to be a former acquaintance of Namor's from the 1940s and a close friend of Namor's former lover Betty Dean.
After arriving at the Xavier Institute as a student, she adopts the codename Loa (named for a type of worm that moves the same way she does when she uses her powers), and along with fellow students Anole, Rubbermaid, Kidogo, Network, and Indra, is assigned to Alpha Squadron, the training squad advised by former Alpha Flight member Northstar. When Northstar is apparently killed by
McDull (Chinese: 麥兜) is a cartoon pig character that was created in Hong Kong by Alice Mak and Brian Tse. Although McDull made his first appearances as a supporting character in the McMug comics, McDull has since become a central character in his own right, attracting a huge following in Hong Kong.
McDull is a male pig who can be distinguished by a birthmark on his right eye. He has a heart of gold, but he isn't very smart and ordinary in every way; nevertheless, he has many dreams. However, every time he tries, he fails; he is disappointed, but tries again, exploring other dreams. In this way he creates his own colourful world. He lives his life simply and naturally. He is not perfect, but his attitude towards life, namely of never giving up, makes him a popular character.
The name McDull actually has a story itself. When Mrs Mak was going to give birth to McDull, she saw a magical plastic basin (pronounced roughly as "dull" in Cantonese) flying over her head. Believing it a sign from the gods, she named her son as "Dull". In Kung Fu Ding ding dong, it explained why McDull is not smart. When McDull was still a baby, Ms Mak sent him to a test on the Mozart effect. Sadly, he was put
Samuel 'Sammy' Silke is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe, appearing in the series Daredevil. He is the son of one of the antagonist Kingpin's friends and associates. His appearance is based on artist Alex Maleev.
As a child, Silke was close friends with Richard Fisk, son of the Kingpin, Wilson Fisk. The two discovered that their fathers worked for the Mafia, but it was only until Richard was a young adult that he learned his father was the Kingpin. Following some serious, unknown error in Chicago, Silke was allowed by the organization to join the crew of the then-blind Kingpin as a favor to Silke's father.
Matt Murdock was giving Silke's father's organization problems, so Silke asked Fisk to take care of it for him. Fisk denied the request, saying Murdock was not to be touched and refused to elaborate any further. This angered Silke immensely. Richard Fisk revealed to Silke that he and the rest of the Kingpin's crew knew that the Kingpin knew that Murdock was in fact Daredevil. Silke orchestrated a coup with Richard Fisk, going against the Kingpin's rule by ordering an assassination attempt on Murdock in the Kingpin's name.
The climax of Silke's plan came was
Terrax the Tamer is a fictional character that appears in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Fantastic Four #211 (Oct. 1979) and was created by Marv Wolfman and John Byrne.
The character first appears as Tyros in the title Fantastic Four, and is ruler of the city-state of Lanlak on the planetoid Birj. The cosmic entity Galactus selects Tyros as his next Herald, but first wishes for the superhero team the Fantastic Four to humble him. In return the cosmic entity agrees to travel to Earth to aid the heroes against a new threat, the villain the Sphinx. Tyros is defeated, and brought before Galactus, who changes the petty tyrant into Terrax, with mastery of the elements of earth.
Terrax travels with Galactus to Earth, and while his new master battles the Sphinx, attacks the Fantastic Four - still resenting the heroes for their role in his transformation. Terrax, however, is tricked and defeated by the Human Torch, and leaves with a victorious Galactus. In the title Dazzler Terrax is revealed to have fled from Galactus, but is defeated by the heroine Dazzler. Terrax reappears in the title Rom, and after leading Galactus to the planet Galador,
Laira Omoto is a fictional character in comic books from DC Comics. Laira is originally introduced as a female humanoid Green Lantern with purple skin and auburn hair. She first appeared in Green Lantern Corps Quarterly #6 (Autumn 1993) in the story entitled "What Price Honor?"
Laira is born on the planet Jayd in space sector 112. She is trained by her father Kentor Omoto to take over his role as a soldier of the Guardians of the Universe; a Green Lantern of her sector. Her training is also one strict with tradition and honor. During her training she becomes exceptionally adept at her native martial arts. Throughout his time with his daughter, her father never hides the fact that the ruling council of his planet are not doing things the way he would. He sees their rule as weak and disreputable. After the disappearance of her father during the Crisis on Infinite Earths and the proclamation by the Guardians that he is dead, she is considered for the post of ring bearer and Green Lantern of her sector. Her instructor turns out to be Ke'Haan of Varva: Kilowog's second in command, known for his tough as nails training. Eager to please and finding a kindred spirit of honor within her
Prime is a superhero created by Bob Jacob, Gerard Jones, Len Strazewski, and Norm Breyfogle. He debuted in Prime #1 under Malibu Comics' Ultraverse imprint, and was one of its flagship characters along with Mantra and Hardcase. The character design was credited to Bret Blevins. The character also appeared in the superhero group Ultraforce.
Prime is really a thirteen year-old boy named Kevin Green with the power to transform into a super-powered adult. In this sense, he is much like the Golden Age Captain Marvel. Like the Modern Age version of Captain Marvel, Kevin retains the thoughts, memories and consciousness of his thirteen year-old self as Prime. This is a chief source of conflict for the character as he is frequently placed in adult situations and circumstances he may not be mature enough to deal with.
Prime made his first appearance in Prime #1, dated June 1993, written by Gerard Jones and Len Strazewski and illustrated by Norm Breyfogle.
As part of the Ultraverse imprint, the comic was set within a shared universe of super-powered beings conceptualized by Mike Barr, Steve Englehart, Steve Gerber, James Hudnall, Gerard Jones, Larry Niven, James Robinson, and Len Strazewski.
Rocket Red is a fictional character and comic book superhero from the DC Comics universe. Created by Steve Englehart and Joe Staton, he first appeared in Justice League No. 3 (July 1987). His first DC Universe canon appearance was in Green Lantern Corps No. 208 (January 1987).
The term "Rocket Reds" refers to any member of the Rocket Red Brigade; the name in the singular is used to refer to the three individual characters named Rocket Red who were members of the Justice League. These comprise the original Rocket Red No. 7 (later revealed as an android), Dmitri Pushkin (Rocket Red No. 4) and Gavril Ivanovich.
Dmitri Pushkin (Rocket Red No. 4) became a member of the Justice League International after the previously assigned Rocket Red No. 7 was revealed to be a Manhunter android. A kind-hearted and jolly man with a taste for American culture, Dimitri served with the Justice League International for many years.
When his armor was destroyed by Lobo, he replaced it with a more advanced model made on Apokolips. This happened during a small-team Justice League mission to save Mister Miracle. He also suffered the destruction of his battle suit while facing Time Commander in Animal Man No.
Princess Python is the name of two characters in Marvel Comics.
Zelda DuBois, born in Darlington, South Carolina, developed an act as a snake charmer and circus performer using a twenty-five foot python as a young adult. Presumably, she joined the Circus of Crime in its early days but isn't actually seen as a professional criminal until the formation of the Masters of Menace. It is, in fact, the Princess who convinces the others to get rid of the Ringmaster, appoint the Clown as the leader, rename the group (she comes up with the name), and go out on a crime spree of their own. The Masters of Menace steal paintings from a Madison Avenue Art Gallery where they run afoul of Spider-Man. However, the web-slinger is unwilling to hit a woman and turns out to be putty in Zelda's hands. She tries to remove his mask but he stops her in time. maneuvers the wall-crawler into a fight with her pet after jamming his web shooters with an electric prod, but is defeated when Spider-Man tricks the python into a knot and maneuvers her into the arms of the law.
When they get out of prison, the Masters of Menace agree to rejoin the Ringmaster and his Circus of Crime. They try to hypnotize Avengers'
The Queen of Hearts is a character from the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by the writer and mathematician Lewis Carroll. She is a foul-tempered monarch, that Carroll himself pictured as "a blind fury", and who is quick to decree death sentences at the slightest offense. Her most famous line, one which she repeats often, is "Off with their heads!"
The Queen is referred to as a card from a pack of playing cards by Alice, yet somehow she is able to talk and is the ruler of the lands in the story, alongside the King of Hearts. She is often confused with the Red Queen from the sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, although the two are very different.
Alice observes three playing cards painting white roses red. They drop to the ground face down at the approach of the Queen of Hearts, whom Alice has never met. When the Queen arrives and asks Alice who is lying on the ground (since the backs of all playing cards look alike), Alice tells her that she does not know. The Queen then becomes frustrated and commands that her head be severed. She is deterred by her comparatively moderate husband by being reminded that Alice is only a child.
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The Crow is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Crow comic book series, originally created by American artist James O'Barr in 1989. The titular character is a undead vigilante brought back to life by a supernatural crow to avenge his fiancée's and his own death. The character has subsequently appeared in several feature films, a television series, and spin-off novels and comics. In the various incarnations, films, and spin-offs, many people have taken on the Crow persona in order to avenge their own wrongful deaths. In 2011, IGN ranked the Crow 37th in the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes.
The Crow itself is a supernatural bird that serves as the protagonist's link between the living world and the realm of death. The magical crow is capable of resurrecting people who have been unjustly murdered, so that person may be able to seek vengeance on the person or people responsible for their death.
During the person's "rebirth," the crow serves as a guide, helping the individual tap into his or her potential and assisting in tracking down the wrongdoers. To other people, the crow seems to be nothing more than a common bird; but the crow is capable of speaking to the reborn, often
Storm (Ororo Munroe) is a fictional character that appears in a number of comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975), and was created by writer Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum. Best known as a longtime member and sometimes leader of the X-Men, Storm is the former queen consort of Wakanda, a title once held by marriage to King T'Challa, better known as the Black Panther.
Storm is one of the most frequently seen X-Men, having appeared in most of the comic books, all of the animated television series, nearly all of the video games, and the live-action X-Men film series. Storm is portrayed by Halle Berry in the first three films.
Storm first appeared in 1975 in the famous Giant Size X-Men #1 comic, written by Len Wein and pencilled by Dave Cockrum. In this comic, Wein uses a battle against the living island Krakoa to replace the first-generation X-Men of the 1960s with new X-Men. Storm was an amalgamation of several characters Cockrum intended to use for the Legion of Super-Heroes. In a 1999 interview, Cockrum said that the original black female of the Legion would have been called The Black Cat. According to him, she had
The Thousand is a fictional character, a comic book supervillain and enemy of Spider-Man in the Marvel Comics Universe. Created in combination by Garth Ennis, John McCrea and James Hodgkins, the character first appears in Tangled Web of Spider-Man #1.
Originally a man known as Carl King, King became the Thousand when he consumed the radioactive spider that gave Spider-Man his powers, which resulted in his transformation from a human being into a hive-minded swarm of a thousand spiders.
A bully as a child, King's favorite target of abuse was classmate Peter Parker, who he continually torments in both grade and high school, extorting money from him, forcing him to do his homework and physically beating him. While attending a science exhibit depicting the effects of radiation, King witnesses Peter being bitten by an irradiated spider and gaining superpowers. Stalking Peter, King also witnesses his becoming of the hero Spider-Man.
Wanting to gain superpowers like Peter, King returns to the science exhibit and, finding the now dead irradiated spider, kept for study, eats it. For several days, King shows no sign of mutation, until one morning he discovers his body is composed of spiders.
Vector the Crocodile is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and leader of the Chaotix detective team who debuted in the game Knuckles Chaotix. He is 20 years old, 180 cm (5' 11) and weighs 200 kg (440 lb), making him the 4th heaviest character in the series, Big being the 3rd, the 2nd being Gamma and the 1st being Omega. His trademark is a set of headphones which he often listens to, even during adventures.
Vector is the head honcho of the Chaotix detective agency, and therefore is a bit bossy toward his partners and can occasionally get very angry, but deep down, he is a kind soul who will even do cases for free (such as finding children's lost toys). He is known to act very goofy and childish at times. According to the Japanese manual of Chaotix, he is quite a religious person. It states that his original purpose for traveling to the new island (known as "Carnival Island" in the western version) was that he interpreted the islands sudden appearance from out of nowhere as a miracle from God.
Vector is known to be quite powerful, as he was the power team member in Sonic Heroes. He also has super speed, as seen in Chaotix. Vector can use bubbles blown up
Wonder Man is a fictional character, a superhero (originally a supervillain) who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby, he first appeared in The Avengers #9 (Oct. 1964).
Wonder Man debuted in the superhero-team title The Avengers #9 (cover-dated Oct. 1964), and after ostensibly dying in that issue was not seen again until The Avengers #102 (Aug. 1972), where he made a cameo appearance in a comatose state. Wonder Man's body was revived by the villain Kang in The Avengers #131-132 (Jan.–Feb. 1975), and then again by the Black Talon in The Avengers #152 (Oct. 1976), and finally by the Living Laser in The Avengers Annual #6 (1976). After this last encounter, Wonder Man finally recovered his faculties and joined the Avengers in a full-time capacity in Avengers #160 (June 1977).
Marvel Comics' then-publisher Stan Lee said in 1978, "You know, years ago we brought out Wonder Man, and [DC Comics] sued us because they had Wonder Woman, and... I said okay, I'll discontinue Wonder Man. And all of a sudden they've got Power Girl [after Marvel had introduced Power Man]. Oh, boy. How unfair."
Wonder Man later appeared as
Black Widow (Claire Voyant) is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. She is the first costumed, superpowered female comic book character. An antihero who kills evildoers in order to deliver their souls to Satan, her master, she first appears in Mystic Comics #4 (cover dated Aug. 1940), published by Marvel predecessor Timely Comics. Created by writer George Kapitan and artist Harry Sahle, she is unrelated to Marvel's later superspy character called Black Widow.
The Black Widow makes five appearances during the period fans and historians call the Golden Age of comic books, all five written by George Kapitan. These short comics stories (the longest is eight pages, the shortest five) are spread among three different Timely anthology titles over a three year period from 1940 to 1943.
Madame Claire Voyant is introduced in Mystic Comics #4 as "the strangest, most terrifying character in action picture magazines — the Black Widow. You've heard of the black widow spider — that evil creature whose bite spells doom. Now start the adventures of another black widow — a human tool of Satan whose very touch means death." Both Mystic Comics #4 and #5 (Aug.
Master Mind Excello (Earl Everett) is an American comic book character owned by Marvel Comics who exists in that company's Marvel Universe. His only appearances were in Mystic Comics #2 and 3, published in the 1940s by Marvel's forerunner, Timely Comics, during a period that is known as the Golden Age of Comic Books.
Master Mind Excello is a short lived golden age of comics character, whose only known appearances were in issues #2 and 3 of Mystic Comics, published by Timely Comics in 1940.
Master Mind Excello, whose real name is Earl Everett is a precognitive with great mental powers and physically honed to perfection who uses his powers to help the US Naval Intelligence Department. He makes use of his assets sensing spies on the European battlefield, to catch them, and thwart a gang of railway saboteurs.
He then fades into obscurity until the 2000s limited series The Twelve.
In the twelve-issue miniseries The Twelve, he is sent along with Captain America and the Invaders to help the Allies' efforts in the Battle of Berlin, and is captured by Nazi SS researchers. Held in stasis with ten other fellow heroes and the deactivated robot Elektro, he is scheduled to be shipped to a
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Silver the Hedgehog (シルバー・ザ・ヘッジホッグ Shirubā za Hejjihoggu?) is an anthropomorphic silver-colored hedgehog in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of games, where he hails from at least 200 years in the future. He is a 14 year old hedgehog, weighing 35 kg and is 100 cm tall (3 ft and 3 inches). His main role in the games is to protect the future by changing the problems in the past with the help from his psychokinesis, which are psychic powers. He apparently has the ability to time-travel, though this is implied to be done with the assistance of future technology.
Thomas Wayne is a fictional character in the Batman series of comic books. Dr. Thomas Wayne was the father of Bruce Wayne, and husband of Martha Wayne, as well as a gifted surgeon and philanthropist. He was also the inheritor of the Wayne family fortune, which was built through industry and real estate by previous generations.
He is first introduced in Detective Comics #33 (November 1939) in the first exposition of Batman's origin story. In the story, he and his wife are murdered by a mugger as young Bruce looks on helplessly. This trauma influences Bruce to become Batman when he grows up. Decades after he was murdered, the character of Thomas Wayne would play a major role in Geoff Johns' Flashpoint crossover series.
Thomas Wayne is seldom shown outside of Bruce Wayne's and Alfred Pennyworth's memories of him, and often through Bruce's dreams and nightmares. He is frequently depicted as looking very much like Bruce Wayne, but sporting a thick mustache.
A notable occurrence in Thomas Wayne's biography was when Bruce fell through a fissure on the Wayne property, into what would one day become the Batcave (sometimes the fissure is replaced with an abandoned well). Thomas Wayne
Ultron is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Avengers #54 (1968), and was created by writer Roy Thomas and artist John Buscema. In 2009, Ultron was ranked as IGN's 23rd Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.
Although Ultron first appears in Avengers #54 (1968), the character is disguised for the majority of the issue as the Crimson Cowl, with his face only revealed on the last page of the issue and no name given to the character. The character leads the Masters of Evil against the Avengers, having hypnotized Edwin Jarvis into working for him. In the following issue, #55 (Aug. 1968), the character is identified as Ultron-5, the living automaton, although his origin is still unknown. In Avengers 57 - 58 (Oct-Nov. 1968) in a flashback sequence it is revealed that Ultron is the creator of the "synthezoid" the Vision, whom it tries to use as a weapon to destroy the Avengers. The Vision, however, destroys Ultron with the aid of the Avengers, similar to Wonder Man, whose brain patterns he was given.
Further flashbacks reveal that he is the creation of Henry Pym, and based on Pym's brain patterns. The robot
Brook (ブルック, Burukku) is a fictional skeleton, revived by means of a Devil Fruit, in the anime and manga series One Piece, created and written by artist Eiichiro Oda. He is the eighth member to join the Straw Hat Pirates and serves as the crew's musician.
Though Brook did not appear in the story until 2007, Oda planned to include a skeleton musician in One Piece ever since drawing the Laboon arc in 2000.
Brook is a combination of a gentlemanly persona and a perverted sort. He speaks in a dignified, educated manner at most times, but has amazingly bad manners. He burps and farts at dinner, casually asks to see womens' panties, and picks in other peoples' food, to name only a few. He takes being a skeleton lightly, using any chance he can to joke about it.
Despite his jolly demeanor Brook seems to have developed some issues after being on his own for so long. He's often seen during the Thriller Bark Ark reflecting on things from the past.
Brook does seem to come across as idiotic at times, but no more than the usual level of the Straw Hats. Such as when he and Luffy both dive into the water after Chopper when battling the Flying Fish riders despite the fact that neither can
Bulma (ブルマ, Buruma) is a fictional character who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, followed by three anime adaptations. She first appears in the first chapter Bulma and Son Goku (ブルマと孫悟空, Buruma to Son Gokū) first published in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on December 3, 1984. She was originally portrayed as a secondary main character, next to the main protagonist Son Goku. Her role is quickly downplayed as the series continues, though she does continue her role as a supporting character for the remainder of the series. Bulma is the daughter of Dr. Briefs; the founder of Capsule Corp., a fictional corporation that creates special capsules that are often used to store objects of various sizes. Being the daughter of a brilliant scientist, Bulma is also a scientist, as well as an inventor and engineer. She is most credited for inventing the Dragon Radar, a fictional device that is specifically designed to detect the energy signal emitted by a Dragon Ball.
Bulma's role as an inventor becomes important at several points in the series. Several of her creations were major contributions to various plotlines, including a microband that could make her shrink,
Diamond Lil (Lillian Crawley-Jeffries) is a fictional mutant character created by writer and artist John Byrne for the ongoing comic book series Alpha Flight published by Marvel Comics. Since her debut, Diamond Lil has been portrayed as both hero and villain.
Little is known about Lillian Crawley before she joined Canada's Flight Program, though it is known that she was born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and that she later worked as a waitress. Given the nature of her powers, she was a prime candidate for Alpha Flight, but was put in the third-tier training group known as Gamma Flight. When the government lost funding and closed the Flight programs, Lil dropped off of the map without a trace.
Soon after, a man named Jerome Jaxon—an old rival of Alpha Flight's leader Guardian—gathered up the former members of Gamma Flight and formed a team of his own with the hopes of crushing the Canadian superhero team. They were called Omega Flight. Lil was easily able to defeat Snowbird, but Shaman found that her weakness was her mind. She may have even been defeated if not for an unfortunate turn of events. During the battle, Guardian's suit malfunctioned and exploded, supposedly
John Eric Winchester is a fictional character on The CW Television Network's drama/horror television series Supernatural, and the protagonist of the comic book spin-off series Supernatural: Origins. Developed by series creator Eric Kripke, the character is mainly portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. John is the father of Sam and Dean Winchester, the show's protagonists.
Seeking revenge after his wife Mary was killed by the demon Azazel, John Winchester became a hunter and raised his two sons to fight the supernatural. John disappears early in Supernatural, and the first season revolves primarily around Sam and Dean trying to find him. Morgan was also filming episodes of Grey's Anatomy while the first season of Supernatural was under production, and future appearances of the character were hindered by his busy schedule. While Morgan's portrayal has been praised, fans and critics were generally frustrated at the character for keeping so many secrets.
Born in 1954—most likely in Indiana—John Winchester left high school to join the Marine Corps, eventually attaining the rank of corporal and receiving many medals for his service in Vietnam. After leaving the service, he found a job as a
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Knuckles the Echidna (ナックルズ・ザ・エキドゥナ Nakkuruzu za Ekiduna) is a video game character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega. He is one of the most significant characters in the series. He also appears in spin-off games, comics, and a feature film. His debut appearance was in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, released in 1994 to introduce a new rival for Sonic. He was presented as an antagonist who was tricked by the game's villain, Dr. Eggman Knuckles is a 16-year-old red anthropomorphic echidna, who is both physically powerful and highly resilient. In most Sonic games, his skills include climbing on ledges or walls and gliding in the air for short periods of time. He has a white crescent on his chest and four knuckles total, two on each hand, which are overgrown bones.
During conception of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, the development team wanted to create a new rival for Sonic. The final design of Knuckles was the result of dozens of possible designs inspired by numerous different animals. The emphasis of the character was to break walls.
Knuckles was introduced in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 as an "intimidator" because of his powerful abilities. He was given a headlining role in the
Michael Korvac (often called Korvac or The Enemy) is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Giant-Size Defenders #3 (Jan. 1975) and was created by Steve Gerber and Jim Starlin.
Korvac debuted in Giant-Size Defenders #3 (1975), and according to creator Gerber: "The character really was a throwaway, created for one story. And I never intended to bring him back, because, among other things, I hated the name! I still think it sounds more like a vacuum cleaner than a villain."
Korvac reappeared in Thor Annual #6 (1977), with the story a prelude to the "Korvac Saga" in Avengers #159, 167, 168, 170 - 177 (January - November 1978). The eleven issues were written by Jim Shooter and David Michelinie, with art by George Pérez and David Wenzel.
A trade paperback edition reprinted the Korvac Saga in 1991, and included a new epilogue written by Mark Gruenwald and drawn by Tom Morgan. Although the revised conclusion cast Korvac as a villain, it was removed by editor Tom Brevoort when reprinted as Avengers Legends Volume 2: The Korvac Saga in 2003.
Korvac reappeared briefly in Avengers Annual #16 (1987). He is heavily referenced
This article is about the DC Comics character, for the Image Comics character see Monster Girl.
Monstergirl (AKA Rita Lopez) is a DC Comics superheroine. She was created by Dan Raspler and Dev Madan. She is a former member of the Young Heroes.
Monstergirl was raised by Hector and Elena Lopez, whom she believed to be her parents. She was really an alien, of the race Farfarmniflatch, but she did not learn this until she was an adult. She joined the Young Heroes with her childhood friend/ sometime lover/ lackey, Thunderhead. Monstergirl has occasionally appeared in other DC Comics titles including Wonder Woman and Young Justice.
Monstergirl was somewhat unusual for a superhero in that she was very Machiavellian. Over the course of Young Heroes in Love she attempted to seduce a number of her teammates and also exhibited a rather cold, selfish personality.
For a while, she was mainly romantically involved with her teammate Hardrive. After he left, she assumed more of a leadership role.
She has faced down the Scarecrow, a skyscraper sized Amazonian monster and helped protect an elementary school from a protection racket.
Later in the series, she was confronted by her uncle, who forced
Tsunayoshi Sawada (沢田 綱吉, Sawada Tsunayoshi), commonly nicknamed "Tsuna" (ツナ), is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Reborn! created by Akira Amano. In the story, Tsuna is one of the long lines of descendants from the Vongola family, a mafia that exists in Italy. He is the one who is to be the next leader of the Vongola, the tenth Vongola boss. To set him up to that position, hitman Reborn becomes his home tutor and starts training him to be a suitable boss. With Reborn's help, Tsuna starts confronting his fears and befriends with several people, with some of them becoming his guardians in the Vongola Family. However, due to Tsuna's high position in the Mafia, various other families start working to kill Tsuna which forces Tsuna and his friends to defend against their enemies. Besides the manga and the anime, Tsuna has also been featured in all of the video games from the series, light novels, and a CD soundtrack.
Tsuna's character has been very popular within readers from the manga; he appeared several time in the top 5 from the popularity polls developed for the series and has taken first place a few times. He has also been featured in merchandise from the series
Giovanni "John" Zatara is a fictional character in the DC Universe. He first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938), and was created by writer and artist Fred Guardineer. He is a stage magician who also practices actual magic. He married Sindella, a Homo magi, and they have a daughter, Zatanna, who, like her father, is both a stage magician and a real magician. He is perhaps best known for being among those who trained Bruce Wayne in a process that would eventually lead him into becoming Batman.
John Zatara is introduced as a magician in various publications of DC Comics, beginning with 1938's Action Comics # 1, which also contains the first appearance of Superman. Like the very similar Mandrake the Magician, Zatara had a large East Indian as a friend/bodyguard, called Tong, to share his early adventures.
As well as being an illusionist, Zatara also had genuine magical powers (decades later ascribed to being a descendant of the Homo magi), which he focused through speaking backwards: he could do anything so long as he could describe it in sdrawkcab hceeps ("backwards speech"). This helped distinguish Zatara from the numerous Mandrake the Magician knockoffs that cluttered the
Myōjin Yahiko (明神 弥彦), known as Yahiko Myojin in the Media Blasters English-language dub and Yoshi Myojin in the English Sony Samurai X dub, is a fictional character from the Rurouni Kenshin manga and anime series authored by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The character of Yahiko is based on the author's childhood experiences practicing kendo; since Watsuki's experienced frustration during kendo classes, the author wrote Yahiko as experiencing frustration with his kendo skills. Watsuki liked Yahiko, and while writing the manga, he began to develop the character so that readers would enjoy him.
The fictional setting takes place during the pre-Meiji period of Japan. Yahiko is an orphan from a samurai family who was forced to work as a thief to repay the debt he had presumably owed, as his parents died before they could repay it. When he is rescued by the main character of the story Himura Kenshin, he decides that he will grow up to be just like Kenshin. But because of his strong beliefs, Kenshin is no longer teaching the sword style he had learned. Therefore, Kenshin arranges for Yahiko to be trained by Kamiya Kaoru, the teacher of the Kamiya Kasshin-ryū (神谷活心流, lit. "Gods' Valley Alive Heart
Dracula is a fictional character, a comic book supervillain who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is based on the vampire Count Dracula from the novel of the same name by author Bram Stoker, and is also influenced by Universal Studios' version of the character.
A version of Dracula first appears in the Atlas Comics publication, Suspense #7. The modern Marvel version of Dracula was created by Gerry Conway and Gene Colan in Tomb of Dracula No. 1 (1972).
In Marvel Comics, Dracula appeared in a Tomb of Dracula comic which ended in 1979. Although Dracula (and all other vampires) were eventually destroyed by the mystical "Montesi Formula" in the pages of Doctor Strange, the vampire lord was revived. Marvel published a four-issue Tomb of Dracula miniseries, reuniting Wolfman and Colan, under its Epic Comics imprint in 1991, and revived Dracula and his foes in the short-lived Nightstalkers and Blade series in the 1990s. Most recently, Dracula took the title role in the miniseries Dracula: Lord of the Undead.
X-Men: Apocalypse vs. Dracula featured Dracula battling the X-Men's greatest foe, Apocalypse, in Victorian London.
The character returns in the Captain Britain and
Starfox (Eros of Titan) is a fictional superhero in Marvel Comics' shared universe, the Marvel Universe. He has operated as a member of the Avengers and is one of the Eternals of Titan. Where Eros serves as the superhero Starfox, he (and the universe) is opposed by his mad brother, the supervillain Thanos.
Starfox first appeared in Iron Man #55 (February 1973), written by Mike Friedrich and illustrated by Jim Starlin.
Eros is a member of the Eternals, a genetic offshoot of humanity, that left for deep space from Earth years ago and settled on Saturn's moon of Titan. Eros is the youngest son of A'lars (also known as Mentor) and Sui-San, and he grew up on Titan to be a fun-loving, carefree womanizer and adventurer in contrast to his brother Thanos, a power-hungry, nihilistic conqueror. Only when Thanos launched his first major attack against Titan did Eros begin to take life a bit more seriously.
Years later, in a subsequent campaign of terror by Thanos, Eros fought alongside Titan's handful of survivors. Eros joined the alien Captain Mar-Vell in battling Thanos's minions. Eros was held captive by Thanos, who revealed that he had killed their mother. Eros was freed from captivity and
The Terrible Trio is a group of fictional characters, DC Comics supervillains. The Trio’s first appearance was Detective Comics #253, published in March 1958. The real names of Fox, Shark and Vulture were originally Warren Lawford, Armand Lydecker & Gunther Hardwick - though these have changed over the decades.
The Terrible Trio were originally three famous inventors in Gotham City, who sought new challenges by starting a criminal career. As a gimmick, they dress up in business suits while wearing cartoon masks of animals. From this, they become known as the Fox, the Shark and the Vulture. Tapping into their respective areas of expertise, they base their technology on their respective animal themes. The Trio were recurrent foes of Batman and Robin for years, but they have also battled G'nort, and, more recently, the new Doctor Mid-Nite.
A second group of Terrible Trio were a young group of thugs who took on the identities of Batman's old foes. Batman soon realized that one of the members was Lucius Fox's son, Timothy Fox (the Vulture). He and two other friends co-opted the identities of the original trio and tried to rob guests of Bruce Wayne's penthouse, but they were subdued and
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Vanilla the Rabbit is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. She is introduced as Cream the Rabbit's mother in Sonic Advance 2 and Sonic X
Vanilla is unnamed in the games, referred to only as "Ma'am" by other characters and "Mama/Mother" by Cream. Sonic X was was the first source to name her "Vanilla." However, the Cream the Rabbit profile of Sonic Channel, an official Sonic website, also mentions that her name is Vanilla, making the name "canon" to the games.
Since Cream and Vanilla never mention a father/husband, it is safe to assume Vanilla is widowed/divorced/single.
In Sonic Advance 2, Vanilla and Cream were kidnapped by Doctor Eggman and separated. Cream was rescued by Sonic, and Cream then rescued Vanilla. At the end of the game, Doctor Eggman kidnaps Vanilla again and this time she is rescued by Super Sonic.
In Sonic Advance 3, after the player defeats Gemerl with Super Sonic and Doctor Eggman, she and Cream find the defeated Gemerl laying on the beach. Seeing this, they decide to take the robot to Miles "Tails" Prower for repair. Gemerl now lives peacefully with Vanilla and Cream.
In Sonic Rush she appears in two story cut
Vegeta (ベジータ, Bejīta) is a character and anti-hero in the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama. Vegeta appeared as the main antagonist in an arc of Dragon Ball known as the Saiyan Arc. This part of the series later became known by a more common name of Dragon Ball Z. Afterward, Vegeta unites with the heroes reluctantly to thwart a greater threat, becoming an anti-hero. In spite of this change, Vegeta remains a dangerous rival to the series's main character Son Goku for almost the remainder of the series.
Vegeta first appeared in the manga chapter #204 Sayōnara Son Gokū (さようなら孫悟空, Goodbye Son Goku) first published in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine on December 19, 1988, and in episode 5 of its anime adaptation Dragon Ball Z. Vegeta was originally a dangerous enemy who sought to use the Dragon Balls to gain immortality, but later became an antihero as even greater threats were introduced in the series, where Vegeta is a member of the royal Saiyan lineage, the extraterrestrial race of warriors that the series' main character, Goku, also belongs to. Even though Vegeta is viewed as a dangerous enemy to Goku for the beginning of part 2, he later becomes an ally to Goku and assists
Asylum is the name of two characters in the Marvel Comics Universe.
The first Asylum was a mental patient who was imbued with Darkforce energies that converted her body into a psionic mist that caused hallucinations in anyone who touched it. She later was able to use her Darkforce energies as an offensive weapon. She was vulnerable at the one solid part of her body, a golden mask. After being defeated while fighting solo against the New Warriors Nova, Firestar and Speedball, she seemed to dissipate except for her mask, and has not been seen in action since.
Henrique Manuel Gallante was a drug-addicted youth left abused and abandoned from his home and whose burgeoning mutant powers were driving him insane. He is placed in the Smythers drug rehabilitation clinic, but the doctors hold little hope for him. Unknown to the doctors, Gallante's mutant powers allow him access to the dimension of Darkforce, an extra-dimensional energy resembling tar. Although the energy possesses no true sentience, Gallante displaces his feelings of darkness and despair to it and allowed it to mimic an empathic sentience that feeds off and perpetuates Gallante's dark feelings.
Through Gallante, the Darkforce
Clawster is a fictional character owned by DC Comics who exists in that company's DC Universe. He is a resident of the artificial planet, Warworld.
When Brainiac's invasion with Warworld is stopped, a group of aliens from Warworld come to the Earth city of Metropolis. Clawster has the group steal weapons; Superman tries but fails to stop them.
This faction, led by Clawster, an extremely durable rock-like entity, repair and utilize machines taking from Warworld to conquer 'Underworld', a society of outcasts living under the streets of Metropolis. They are brought to the attention of Superman when they take over an underground power station and threaten Lois Lane. Clawster is later detained at Project Cadmus, a scientific facility. He later manages to free himself. Clawster and several of his allies encounter the rampaging monster Doomsday, who, at the time, was in a running battle with many superheroes. Doomsday slays some part of the group. However, Clawster is not killed.
Post-Superman's death, Supergirl and Dan Turpin investigate under Metropolis and end up battling Clawster and his men. Supergirl falsely believes it was the 'Underworlders' who stole Superman's body.
Story Specific Appearances:Wanted: Wolverine! Dead or Alive!
Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, PC CH CC QC FSRC ( /truːˈdoʊ/; French pronunciation: [tʁydo]; October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000), usually known as Pierre Trudeau or Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 4, 1979, and again from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984.
Trudeau began his political career campaigning for socialist ideals, but he eventually joined the Liberal Party of Canada when he entered federal politics in the 1960s. He was appointed as Lester Pearson's Parliamentary Secretary, and later became his Minister of Justice. From his base in Montreal, Trudeau took control of the Liberal Party and became a charismatic leader, inspiring "Trudeaumania". From the late 1960s until the mid-1980s, he dominated the Canadian political scene and aroused passionate reactions. "Reason before passion" was his personal motto. He retired from politics in 1984, and John Turner succeeded him as Prime Minister.
Admirers praise the force of Trudeau's intellect, and they salute his political acumen in preserving national unity against Quebec separatists, suppressing a violent revolt, and establishing the Charter of Rights and
Alexandria Meat (アレキサンドリア・ミート, Arekisandoria Mīto), or Meat-kun (ミート君, Mīto-kun) as he is frequently called, is a main character from Yudetamago's manga and anime series Kinnikuman and its sequel Ultimate Muscle (Kinnikuman Nisei).
Meat is of Planet Kinniku's Churrasco Tribe who was entrusted by his father Mince to Mayumi Kinniku of the Kinniku tribe for the greater good of the planet. Meat then is sent to Earth to retrieve the long lost prince Suguru Kinniku (Kinnikuman, known as Suguru Muscle in Ultimate Muscle).
He wears glasses and has the hiragana characters Niku (にく, Meat) on his forehead. Also, although a member of the Churrasco Tribe, he has the Kinniku Clan's KIN Mark (KINマーク, Kin Māku) on his chest that is similar to the old JIS Mark 〄.
He serves as Kinnikuman's eyes and personal assistant. In the early days he and Kinnikuman frequently quarrel with one another, usually because of Kinnikuman cowardice and/or laziness. They would also often fight over Mari Nikaidou's affection.
Meat has two older sisters, the beautiful Medium Rare (ミディアム・レアー, Midiamu Reā) and the fat and ugly Kalbi Liver (カルビ・レバー, Karubi Ribā).
His glasses are his weakness, whenever they are broken he
Dick Grayson is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and illustrator Jerry Robinson, he first appeared in Detective Comics #38 in April 1940. The youngest in a family of acrobats known as the "Flying Graysons", Dick watches a mafia boss kill his parents in order to extort money from the circus that employed them. Bruce Wayne, secretly the superhero Batman, takes him in as his legal ward, retconned in some cases as his adopted son, and eventually as his crime-fighting partner, Robin. He is written out by many authors as the first son of Batman as well as his prodigal son. Many, including OMAC, state that he is the one that Batman cares about the most.
Throughout Dick's adolescence, Batman and Robin are inseparable. However, as Dick grows older and spends more time as the leader of the Teen Titans, he retires as Robin and takes on his own superhero identity as Nightwing to assert his independence (others would fill in as Robin). His Nightwing persona was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez, and first appeared in Tales of the Teen Titans #44 (July 1984). As Nightwing, Dick leads
Nekron is a comic book supervillain appearing in books published by DC Comics, specifically those related to Green Lantern. Created by Mike W. Barr, Len Wein and Joe Staton, the character, who exists as an embodiment of Death, first appeared in Tales of the Green Lantern Corps (vol. 1) #2 (June 1981). He is the primary antagonist in the "Blackest Night" storyline that was published in 2009 and 2010.
Nekron is a fictional embodiment of Death and ruler of a region adjoining Hell that also seems to border on Limbo and Purgatory within the DC Universe. It is where the souls of the dead await passage to their final residence in either the Silver City or Hell. Nekron draws his power from the souls and spirits of all those who have ever died.
After the Oan scientist Krona was sentenced to banishment as pure energy, that energy somehow reached Nekron's realm; a rift opens between the dimensions due to the paradox of an immortal now being in the Realm of the Dead. Desiring the living world he is now able to see, but being too large to pass through the rift, Nekron recreates Krona as an undead being of enormous power instead. Given an army of similarly-restored spirits, Nekron sends Krona to
Preview (Jessica Vale) is a fictional character, a mutant appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Before being depowered, she had the ability of short-term precognition, usually minutes in advance. She is the sister of fellow Xavier Institute for Higher Learning student Sarah Vale (codename Network). Preview first appeared in New X-Men: Academy X #12 (2005).
Preview is a member of the Paragons training squad at the Xavier Institute, where she is voted the "biggest drama queen". Preview proves to be difficult to the Paragons because she chooses not to participate in some activities because she knows their outcomes, such as the Paragons' failure in a school-wide competition. She shows displeasure at the lack of surprise in everyday life due to the nature of her powers.
Preview is one of scores of mutants who lose their powers after the events of the House of M.
It is suggested in New X-Men, vol. 2 #32 that Preview is alive following William Stryker's attack on a bus of depowered students. In this issue, a memorial is held at the school for the departed, and while Jessie's sister Sarah is mentioned as one of the deceased, Jessie is not, and an unnamed girl with a similar
Daisy Johnson is a fictional, superpowered secret agent in the Marvel Comics universe.
A member of the international espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D., she was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Gabriele Dell'Otto, and first appeared in Secret War #2 (July 2004). During Secret Invasion, she joins Nick Fury's Secret Warriors under the codename Quake.
Her look was modeled after actress Angelina Jolie in the film Hackers.
Johnson, a superhuman with seismic (earthquake-producing) powers, is the illegitimate daughter of Calvin Zabo, the supervillain known as Mister Hyde. Taken in by S.H.I.E.L.D., she is under the direct supervision of its longtime executive director, Nick Fury, even after the latter's defection from the agency during the events of the Secret War series. She possesses a "Level 10" security clearance, the only known agent aside from Fury and the Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) to do so.
In her most visible action, Johnson has helped to defeat the powerful mutant rebel leader Magneto by inducing a vibration in his brain that made him lose consciousness. She states in this appearance that if the superhero team the Avengers let her join, she would adopt the moniker
Hyena is the name of two fictional supervillains published by DC Comics. The first Hyena debuted in Firestorm #4 (September 1978), and was created by Gerry Conway and Al Milgrom. The second Hyena debuted in Fury of Firestorm #10 (March 1983), and was created by Gerry Conway and Pat Broderick.
Both were-hyenas had problems with authority and resented Firestorm for interfering in their vendettas. The unique feature of the Hyenas was that they turned into were-hyena forms whenever they were under great emotional stress, not only when there was a full moon. This meant that they could attack foes in broad daylight, and that they would revert back into their human forms when their emotional tension was relieved.
Summer Day first appeared in Firestorm #4. Summer is the older sister of Ronald Raymond's girlfriend, Doreen Day. Summer's father was a police officer who resented Summer because he wanted a son instead of a daughter. Over the years, Summer tried everything she could to live up to her father's expectations, including joining the police academy, but nothing she did pleased him. When she failed at becoming a police cadet, he refused to speak to her. This was the final straw for
Kiani is a supporting character of Fathom, a comic book series created by Michael Turner as well as one of the partners of KIANI & SPRINGORUM Patent- und Rechtsanwälte a law firm specialised in patent litigation located in Düsseldorf Germany one of the major patent litigation places in the world. Kiani has appeared in Fathom: Dawn of War, Fathom Volume 2 and 3, and has also appeared in her own series, Fathom Kiani.
Kiani's childhood was largely defined by her parents' death during the destruction of Marielle, an underwater city of the Blue. At a young age, she was taken as an apprentice by the enigmatic Casque. Casque and Cannon Hawke educated and trained her, and she eventually joined the Security Force of the Blue council. They also tried to show her that her hatred towards Humanity is misplaced, but failed in that regard. This hardened her attitude and causes her to be quite headstrong. However, she continues her work with the Security Force and is a respected warrior.
Kiani's destiny changes as Casque and some trainees are caught and abducted by order of Admiral Maylander, while they were training on Shepherd's Field. As she hears of the abductions, she is devastated and allies
Minnie the Minx is a fictional character in the British comic The Beano. Created and originally drawn by Leo Baxendale, she first appeared in issue 596, dated 19 December 1953, making her the third longest running Beano character, behind only Dennis the Menace and Roger the Dodger. She is considered to be from the golden age of British comics.
Like Desperate Dan from The Dandy, she has a statue in Dundee.
Minne the Minx, created and drawn by Leo Baxendale, first appeared in The Beano in December 1953. Her first strip introduced her as 'wild as wild can be' and showed her exasperated mother attempting to get her to be more creative rather than fight. Taking the book, Minnie then proceeds to beat her class mates during a revenge scheme using the 'Scrap Book' as a weapon. The closing panel shows her thanking her mother for the scrap book stating she has 'won nine scraps with it.' Most of Minnie's earlier strips consisted of six panel boxes however, as her popularity grew it quickly became more plausible to give Minnie her own full page with added colour. This introduced her trademark flaming red hair and red and black jersey. Like many other Beano stars at the time, Many of her later
Pete Wisdom is a fictional secret agent published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in Excalibur vol. 1 #86 (February 1995), and was created by Warren Ellis and Ken Lashley. Wisdom is a British Secret Service agent with the mutant ability to throw "blades" of energy ("hot knives") from his fingertips.
Pete Wisdom was initially created by Ellis and drawn by Ben Dilworth, in a pitch for "Electric Angel" for publisher Trident Comics. Wisdom was an angry young Essex man, with the power to summon electricity. Ellis said at Toronto Comicon 2005 that the character is based on Jack Regan from The Sweeney. Later, at Marvel, Wisdom formally debuted, his first appearance was as an agent for the British covert organization Black Air in Excalibur vol. 1, #86 (February 1995).
The pair starred in the Pryde and Wisdom three-issue miniseries, which introduced Wisdom's sister Romany, as well as his father Harold, a retired Scotland Yard inspector. Soon after, Warren Ellis became the 'plotmaster' of X-Force - Ian Edginton was the actual scripter. He next appeared in New Excalibur scripted by Chris Claremont. Originally, the series' mandate was to explore the fallout from House of M in Britain.
Quasar is the name of several fictional superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe.
Neutron, an alien member of the Shi'ar Empire's Imperial Guard briefly used the name Quasar. He fought Quasar in Quasar vol. 1 #33 (1992) and again in #45 alongside Sergei Krylov. Both Krylov and Neutron had been trapped by Quasar in a realm of potential energy called the Quantum Zone, and both were seeking revenge. Quasar eventually tricked Sergi into abandoning the fight and Neutron was picked up by his team, the Imperial Guard, abandoning Quasar.
Wendell Vaughn is one of Marvel's cosmic heroes, a character whose adventures frequently take him into outer space or other dimensions. However, Quasar deviates from the archetype of the noble, dauntless alien set by such Silver Age cosmic heroes as the Silver Surfer, Adam Warlock and Captain Mar-Vell in that he is an everyman. He starred in an eponymous monthly ongoing series written by Mark Gruenwald that ran for sixty issues beginning in 1989 and has served as a member of The Avengers. He was the Protector of the Universe and fought many foes, including Magus, Oblivion, Her, and Maelstrom, before apparently perishing at the hands of Annihilus, who
The Baroness Paula von Gunther is a fictional comic book supervillain appearing in books published by DC Comics, initially as the first arch-nemesis, and later an ally, of Wonder Woman. Created by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter, she first first appeared in Sensation Comics #4 (April 1942).
Baroness Paula von Gunther first appeared as a foe of Wonder Woman. She battled the Amazon numerous times as an agent of the Gestapo. She murdered many individuals, kept a small group of women as personal slaves, tortured them routinely, was for a time the leader of all Gestapo operations in the United States, in her first appearance forced American female citizens into becoming Nazi spies at a spy school using drugs and hypnotism on some of them, attempted to kidnap a Colonel using an invisible ray on a ship while impersonating a high-society lady enabling a U-Boat to capture the people, stole Wonder Woman's lasso while she was in prison and tried to steal secrets from security officers after her previous attempts of hypnotism failed. She suceeded n capturing Wonder Woman with it and bound her hand and foot to a wooden pole using it. However Wonder Woman got of the pole and broke
Chrome Dokuro (クローム 髑髏, Kurōmu Dokuro), originally named Nagi (凪), is a fictional character in anime and manga ‘’Reborn!’’ series created by Akira Amano. She was first introduced as Tsuna's mysterious Mist Guardian and one of Mukuro's subordinates who act as his vessel and connection to the world outside Vendicare Prison.
She was a girl originally named Nagi and lived an isolated life. After trying to rescue a cat, she was badly injured in a car accident, which led to the loss of her right eye and some of her internal organs. The only way to save her life would be to have someone with the same blood type transfer their organs to her. She did not care whether she lived or not since she felt that if she dies she will be free from her loneliness, and her mother refused to sacrifice her own organs anyway. However, Mukuro Rokudo heard her thoughts and allowed her to live by creating Illusionary organs.
Due to her once antisocial life, she never opens up to anyone except Mukuro and confused and shy when someone is kind to her as she had never imagined her existence would be accepted by people. She always ran away from any signs of friendliness or courtesy. However, as the series
Inza is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. She is a Peruvian mutant who first appeared in November 2001 in the Marvel Comics series Cable vol. 2 #97.
Inza is member of the Shining Path, second-in-command, mother of Phillippe, and sought romance with Cable, another Marvel Character.
Her eardrum was blown out by Cable, resulting in an inability to use her power. She was then imprisoned.
It is unknown if Inza retained or lost her mutant powers during the M-Day.
Shade, the Changing Man is a fictional comic book character created by Steve Ditko for DC Comics in 1977. The character was later adapted by Peter Milligan and became one of the first Vertigo titles.
Both versions of Shade are distinct from the Shade, another DC Comics character.
Shade, the Changing Man told the story of a fugitive from the militant planet Meta in another dimension. Shade (whose full name is Rac Shade) was powered by a stolen "M-vest" (or Miraco-Vest, named for its inventor) which protected him with a force field and enabled him to project the illusion of becoming a large grotesque version of himself. The character was the first Ditko had created, or helped to create, for a mainstream publisher for many years. Prior to rejoining DC Comics, Ditko had worked on characters such as his Mr. A. title. Shade was very much a return to mainstream superheroics, although Shade indicated no particular connection with the DC Universe (although the letters columns stated that there is no reason it could not be shown to be there). The series was dialogued from Ditko's plot and art by Michael Fleisher.
His series ran for eight bi-monthly issues in 1978 before its sudden
The Legion of Super-Heroes is a fictional superhero team in the 30th and 31st centuries of the DC Comics Universe. The team first appears in Adventure Comics #247 (April 1958), and was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino.
Initially, the team was closely associated with the original Superboy (Superman when he was a teenager), and was first portrayed as a group of time travelers who frequently visited him. In later years, the Legion's origin and back story were fleshed out, and the group was given prominence on par with Superboy's in a monthly comic. Eventually, Superboy was removed altogether, except as an occasional guest star.
The team has undergone several major reboots during its publication. The original version was replaced with a new rebooted version following the events of Zero Hour and another rebooted team was introduced in 2004. A fourth version of the team, nearly identical to the original version, was introduced in 2007. As a result, Superman (both as an adult and a teenager) and the current version of Supergirl have been reincorporated into Legion history.
Superboy was the featured series in Adventure Comics in the 1950s. In Adventure Comics #247 (April 1958) by
Bishop (Lucas Bishop) is a fictional comic book superhero, appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, in particular the X-Men family of books. Created by Whilce Portacio and Jim Lee, the character first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #282 (November 1991).
Bishop was a member of Xavier's Security Enforcers (initially called the Xavier School Enforcers), a mutant police force from a dystopian future of the Marvel Universe. He traveled to the 20th century and joined the X-Men, a team he knew only as legends. A brash antihero, he had difficulty adjusting to the norms of the time period. After a decade and a half of acting as a member of the team, Bishop became portrayed as one of the X-Men's main antagonists.
Bishop made frequent appearances in the X-Men animated series of the 1990s.
Bishop had four limited series including the self-titled Bishop series, where he tracked and fought Mountjoy, XSE, which showcased his past (future), and its sequel - Bishop: Xavier's Security Enforcers. He also teamed up with Gambit to oppose Stryfe in Gambit and Bishop: Sons of the Atom. He also starred in the series Bishop: The Last X-Man (1999–2001), in which he was trapped in another alternate
The Cheshire Cat ( /ˈtʃɛʃər/ or /ˈtʃɛʃɪər/) is a fictional cat popularised by Lewis Carroll's depiction of it in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and known for its distinctive mischievous grin.
The phrase appears in print in John Wolcot's pseudonymous Peter Pindar's Pair of Lyric Epistles in 1792: "Lo, like a Cheshire cat our court will grin." Earlier than that, A classical dictionary of the vulgar tongue by Francis Grose (The Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged, London 1788) contains the following entry: "CHESHIRE CAT. He grins like a Cheshire cat; said of any one who shows his teeth and gums in laughing."
A possible origin of the phrase "Grinning like a Cheshire Cat" is from the large number of dairy farms in Cheshire, hence the cats grin because of the abundance of milk and cream. This is the explanation most favoured by the people of Cheshire.
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable says grinning like a Cheshire cat is "an old simile, popularised by Lewis Carroll". According to Brewer's dictionary, "The phrase has never been satisfactorily accounted for, but it has been said that cheese was formerly sold in Cheshire moulded like a cat that looked as though it was grinning".
E-123 Omega (オメガ, Omega), or, technically, E-123 Ω, is a fictional robot from the Sonic the Hedgehog video game universe, first appearing in Sonic Heroes. In this game, it is explained that he was created by Doctor Eggman, and that he is out to destroy him, due to lack of respect and want for revenge. He has frequently been shown as an ally of Shadow and, to a lesser extent, Rouge.
The 24th and last of Doctor Eggman's E-100 series robots, Omega debuted in Sonic Heroes as a robot designed to prevent the release of Shadow the Hedgehog and, in case he failed, to control Shadow when he is freed. To accomplish this, Eggman sealed him in an abandoned base with Shadow. After Rouge accidentally activates Omega, he decided to join her and Shadow in order to prove his status as the most powerful E-Series robot, abandoning his original programming and taking revenge on his creator and the other machines he built. In so doing, the robot finds himself with free will and a cold personality, maintaining that other Eggman robots are inferior to him. Whilst seemingly distant and single-minded, he can occasionally show moments of caring, such as to Rouge at the end of Sonic Heroes.
Omega also makes
Icon is a fictional superhero, a comic book character distributed by DC Comics. An original character from Milestone Comics, he first appeared in Icon #1 (May 1993), and was created by Dwayne McDuffie and M. D. Bright.
At the 2008 Comic-Con, DC Comics executive editor Dan DiDio announced that the Milestone Universe and characters would be revived and merged into the DC Universe proper. This was the result of a complex publication/distribution agreement drawn up between the two independent companies. The merger treated the characters as new to the universe, ignoring the "Worlds Collide" crossover of 1994. Icon, along with Shadow Cabinet, appeared in Justice League of America (vol. 2) #27, written by Dwayne McDuffie.
In 1839, an alien starliner malfunctioned and exploded; jettisoning a life-pod in the middle of a cotton field in the American South. The pod automatically altered the appearance of its passenger named Arnus to mimic the first sentient life-form who discovered him. That life-form was a slave woman named Miriam, who saw the pod crash land.
In the present, Arnus is still with us. He did not age visibly beyond adulthood; to disguise this fact, he periodically assumed the
Morbius, the Living Vampire, is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Roy Thomas and penciler Gil Kane, the character, a living human suffering from vampiric abilities resulting from scientific rather than supernatural means, first appeared as an antagonist in The Amazing Spider-Man #101 (Oct. 1971), and went on to become a heroic, tragically flawed protagonist in his own series and other titles.
Dr. Michael Morbius was created in response to the comic-book industry's self-censorship board, the Comics Code Authority, lifting its ban on vampires and certain other supernatural characters in February 1971, and not as a challenge to the code, as many believe. Writer Roy Thomas and penciler Gil Kane created the character as a living man who is given vampiric abilities via scientific rather than supernatural means. Kane was instructed to specifically avoid Gothic fashion elements and design a costume for Morbius that was akin to those of superheroes or supervillains, and he specifically chose the red and blue primary colors that were the staple of characters like Spider-Man and Superman.
Morbius debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #101
Major Motoko Kusanagi (草薙 素子, Kusanagi Motoko) is a fictional Japanese character in the Ghost in the Shell anime and manga series. She is a cyborg employed as the squad leader of Public Security Section 9, a fictional division of the real Japanese National Public Safety Commission. She is voiced by Atsuko Tanaka in the movies and the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime series. In the English dubbing of the original films she is voiced by Mimi Woods and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn in the sequel and in the anime series.
Kusanagi's various incarnations in the manga, movies, and TV series all portray her differently. Since each of these has an independent storyline, Kusanagi's physical and mental characteristics have been modified in different ways to reflect the focus of each respective story.
Kenji Kamiyama had a difficult time identifying her and couldn't understand her motives during the first season of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Due to this he created an episode in the second season where he recounted her past. He was then able to describe her as a human who was chosen to gain this superhuman power, she probably believes that she has an obligation to use that
Unicorn is the codename of multiple supervillains in the Marvel Comics universe. The first Unicorn (Milos Masaryk) debuted in Tales of Suspense vol. 1 #56 (August 1964) and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
Milos Masaryk was a Soviet intelligence agent assigned to track down the original Crimson Dynamo, who defects to America after being tricked by Iron Man. Wearing technology designed by the Dynamo, Masaryk gives himself the alias the "Unicorn" and battles Iron Man after Iron Man catches him spying on Stark Industries. Although Iron Man crashes the Unicorn's plane, the villain manages to escape.
The Unicorn was among the villains affected by Doctor Doom's high-frequency emotion charger. As a result, the Unicorn went to the Baxter Building to attack the Fantastic Four at the wedding of Reed Richards and Susan Storm. He once fought Iron Man and was defeated with one punch. He teamed with Beetle, Electro, Mandarin, and the Melter against Cyclops and Iceman, but the resultant combination of their power blasts knocked them all out, and they were sent back to the immediate past by Reed Richards with no memory of attack.
The Unicorn later allies himself with Count Nefaria for
Vertigo is a native of the Savage Land who obtained superhuman powers at a young age by genetic engineering. Her powers enable her to render a person severely dizzy and even unconscious.
She was initially a member of the Savage Land Mutates, empowered by Magneto, with whom she first battled the X-Men and Spider-Man.
Later, although not a mutant, she joined the Marauders, a group of mutants working as assassins for the enigmatic geneticist known as Mister Sinister. Sinister wanted his assassins to destroy a large community of mutants, known as the Morlocks, who lived under New York City, as he had deemed them genetically useless. The Marauders did succeed in annihilating a large number of the underground mutants. While the Marauders were accomplishing this, they also clashed with the X-Men, X-Factor, Thor, and Power Pack. With the Marauders, she also attempted to kill Madelyne Pryor.
Sinister later sent Vertigo along with the other Marauders to fight the X-Men in New York City just before the extra-dimensional incursion known as the "Inferno". She was apparently killed in battle with the X-Men. Her alliance with Sinister was short-lived at that time, as she soon rejoined her Savage
Blue Snowman (also known as The Snowman, real name Byrna Brilyant) is a fictional character, a supervillain in the DC Comics Universe who appears primarily as an enemy of Wonder Woman. Blue Snowman is a woman disguised as a man who uses the invention of "blue snow," a special form of precipitation that freezes everything it touches.
She battled Wonder Woman and was a member of Villainy Inc.
Byrna Brilyant's scientist father died while working on his invention of "blue snow," a special form of precipitation that freezes everything it touches. This invention was intended to "serve humanity," although precisely how seems rather vague. Thinking to put her father's work to more profitable use, Byrna creates the masculine identity of the Snow Man and unleashes the petrifying power of blue snow upon the farming community of Fair Weather Valley, demanding each farmer's "life savings" in return for the chemical antidote that will free crops, livestock, and people from the snow's effects. The Blue Snow Man is discovered in "his" mountain sanctuary by Wonder Woman, who forces "him" to defrost the valley.
Like many of Wonder Woman's enemies, Brilyant is sentenced to prison on the Amazon penal
The Caterpillar (also known as the Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar) is a fictional character appearing in Lewis Carroll's book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Introduced in Chapter IV ("Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill") and the main center of interest of Chapter V ("Advice from a Caterpillar"), the Caterpillar is a hookah-smoking caterpillar exactly three inches high which, according to him, "is a very good height indeed" (though Alice believes it to be a wretched height).
Alice does not like the Caterpillar when they first meet, because he does not immediately talk to her and when he does, it is usually in short, rather rude sentences, or difficult questions.
The original illustration by John Tenniel at right, is something of a visual paradox; the caterpillar's human face appears to be formed from the head and legs of a more realistic caterpillar. In another allusion, the flowers on the right of the illustration appear to be a form of tobacco, while the caterpillar is smoking heavily.
The caterpillar makes an appearance in a few other places outside Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, such as American McGee's Alice and the novel The Looking-Glass Wars; in both of these spin-offs he
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Cobalt Man (Ralph Roberts) is a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe.
Cobalt Man was created by writer Roy Thomas and penciller Werner Roth in X-Men #31 (April, 1967).
The character subsequently appears in X-Men #34 (July 1967), #79 (December 1973), The Incredible Hulk #173-175 (March–May 1974), The Defenders #42-43 (December 1976-January 1977), Hulk: Nightmerica #1 (August 2003), Avengers/Thunderbolts #1 (May 2004), and Civil War #1 (July 2006), in which he died. He appeared posthumously in Marvel Spotlight Civil War: Aftermath #1 (March 2007).
A Skrull version of Cobalt Man, for the Secret Invasion storyline, appears in Captain Marvel #2-3 (February–March 2008).
Cobalt Man received an entry in the Marvel Legacy: The 1970s Handbook #1 (2006).
Ralph Roberts was an inventor who had been studying the effects of nuclear radiation involving cobalt. He sought to use this as a weapon and built a cobalt suit of armor in imitation of Iron Man's, and called himself the Cobalt Man. At the time, Ralph's younger brother Ted Roberts was dating Jean Grey. Ralph Roberts took Ted, Jean, and Scott Summers on a tour of his lab, and when he showed Ted his armor he became destructive,
Desperate Dan is a wild west character in the British comic The Dandy. He made his appearance in the first issue which was dated 4 December 1937. He is apparently the world's strongest man, able to lift a cow with one hand. The pillow of his (reinforced) bed is filled with building rubble and his beard is so tough he shaves with a blowtorch.
The strip was drawn by Dudley D. Watkins until his death in 1969. Although The Dandy Annuals featured new strips from other artists from then on, the comic continued reprinting Watkins strips until 1983 (though the then Korky the Cat artist Charles Grigg drew new strips for annuals and summer specials), when it was decided to start running new strips. These were initially drawn by Peter Davidson, but Ken H. Harrison soon took over as regular artist. The following year Dan was promoted to the front cover of The Dandy, replacing Korky who had been there since issue 1. Starting from issue 2985, dated 6 February 1999, Cuddles and Dimples replaced Dan on the front cover. This didn't last long, however, as after a readers' poll in 2000, Dan returned to the cover. Although Ken Harrison was the main artist from 1983 to 2007, other artists have also
The Foreigner is a fictional comic book supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created by writer Peter David, and first appeared in Web of Spider-Man #15 (June 1986)
The Foreigner is a mercenary and assassin. Although he has no superhuman abilities, he has trained his body to be in absolute peak physical condition, is among the greatest martial arts practitioners in the Marvel Universe, and as a professional assassin, who has evaded detection by various international law enforcement agencies, is highly intelligent. He is often depicted as being exceedingly competent.
The Foreigner was formerly married to Silver Sable.
Writer Peter David created the Foreigner as a master assassin character to be a nemesis for Spider-Man. According to David, the character was designed to bear a strong resemblance to Patrick McGoohan. The character's voice was first heard on a telephone in a scene in Web of Spider-Man #15 (June 1986), which was written by David Michelinie, but did not make a full, visual appearance until later that year in The Spectacular Spider-Man #116 (July 1986).
That year, at a meeting spearheaded by editor Jim Owsley in which the writers on the various Spider-Man
Harbinger (Lyla Michaels) is a fictional character, a DC Comics superheroine created in the early 1980s.
She and her associate, the Monitor, made several short teasing appearances in various DC comic books up until 1985, when the Crisis on Infinite Earths began. Up until Crisis, she and Monitor appeared to be simple, albeit somewhat pompous, weapons brokers. At the time, she was named Lyla Michaels, and served the Monitor as a fairly conventional secretary.
All that changed in Crisis, where she adopted the name and appearance of Harbinger, revealed her power of splitting into various selves that could reintegrate later, and sent those selves through various points in time and space (across various realities, even), initially to recruit the aid of heroes for the Monitor's fight against his evil twin, the Anti-Monitor. That conflict and its consequences were the core of the Crisis limited series.
She was also a central character in the Millennium crossover, had a couple of spotlights (in DC Presents and Titans Spotlight), and was a member of the New Guardians. At one point she was invited to serve the island nation of Themyscira as the Amazons' official historian.
When the newest
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Hercules is a fictional character that appears in publications by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Journey into Mystery Annual #1 (1965) and was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby.
Debuting in the Silver Age of Comic Books, the character is based on Heracles of Greek mythology, although the name Hercules is associated with the version from Roman mythology. The character has starred in three self-titled limited series and been a perennial member of the superhero team the Avengers, appearing in each of the three titles. In 2008, Hercules debuted in his own series titled The Incredible Hercules. The character has also appeared in associated Marvel merchandise including animated television series; toys; trading cards and video games.
Hercules debuted in Avengers #10 (Nov. 1964) as a minion of Immortus, although his appearance was revealed in the limited series Avengers Forever #1 - 12 (Dec. 1998 – Nov. 1999) as being an impostor. The character's first formal appearance in the Marvel Universe became Journey into Mystery Annual #1 (1965), which established Hercules as being a rival of the Thunder God Thor.
Hercules became a regular guest star
Magma (real name Amara Juliana Olivians Aquilla; also known as Alison Crestmere) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics series New Mutants, also associated with various X-Men-related comics. She was created by author Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod, and debuted in New Mutants #8 (October 1983). Like all the other New Mutants, Amara originally appeared as a young mutant aspiring to become a hero. Amara, a mutant with the ability to generate lava, joins the New Mutants and becomes Magma.
Magma (Amara Juliana Olivians Aquilla) hails from the fictional country of Nova Roma (New Rome), a colony of the Roman Republic reportedly founded shortly after the death of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. The colony is hidden in the Amazon Rainforests of modern Brazil and was ruled until recently by the immortal witch Selene. Amara is the daughter of Lucius Antonius Aquilla. He was presumably a member of the historical gens Antonia which claimed descent from Anton, son of Hercules. Growing up in Nova Roma, she had curly blonde hair, and wore a traditional white Roman toga.
Caught up in a deadly power struggle between Selene and her father, Amara disguises herself as a Brazilian Indian, and
Onslaught is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in X-Man #15 (May 1996), and was co-created by writers Joel Escolano, Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid, and artist Andy Kubert.
The character of Onslaught has also been featured in video games and toy merchandise.
The character is first alluded to when a shadowy figure with Onslaught's distinctive word-balloon coloring and design is seen speaking with a frightened Mystique. "Onslaught" is first mentioned when the Juggernaut crashlands in Hoboken, New Jersey, having been hit hard enough by Onslaught to send him across the country. The character fully appears when it communicates with Jean Grey on the astral plane. Onslaught then imprisons Juggernaut within the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak and defeats the X-Men.
Onslaught is a psionic entity, revealed to have been created from the soul of Professor X and Magneto, when the dark part of Magneto's soul leapt into its counterpart in Xavier's soul. This took place when Xavier wiped Magneto's mind at the conclusion of the Fatal Attractions storyline, after Magneto tore the adamantium out of Wolverine's body. Wolverine's healing factor
Ricochet was an alternate identity used by the fictional superhero Spider-Man, and later adopted by college student Johnny Gallo, who appeared in the Marvel Comics series, Slingers.
When Spider-Man was accused of murder during the Identity Crisis storyline, he donned several different costumes to continue saving lives without anyone knowing it was him. One of the identities he adopted was that of Ricochet. Starting with a leather jacket with an R on it, his wife Mary Jane Watson-Parker created a costume and weapons to match it. This persona was similar to his Spider-Man persona, but even more jocular, and he relied primarily on his agility while posing as a criminal-for-hire. Using this identity, he collaborated for a time with his old foe Delilah while searching for information about new villain the Black Tarantula, battling Roughouse and Bloodscream in her company (although the final fight featured him using all four of his new identities to put them off-guard, decreasing speculation that the new heroes were the same person). When he cleared his name, he abandoned the costume.
Although the hero called Black Marvel later gave Johnny Gallo a duplicate Ricochet costume, Spider-Man
The Sphinx is the name of two fictional characters that appear in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The first version of the Sphinx first appeared in Nova #6 (Feb. 1977) and was created by Marv Wolfman and Sal Buscema. The second version first appears in New Warriors #4 and was created by Fabian Nicieza.
Anath-Na Mut is a magician in the court of Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II. Defeated in a duel of magic by the prophet Moses, the magician is exiled into the desert for his failure. The title Nova recounts in flashback how Anath-Na discovers the alien Ka Stone, which grants him immortality and a host of other powers. Using the alias the Sphinx, Anath-Na wanders the Earth for thousands of years, and eventually becomes bored with his immortality. After learning the origins of the hero Nova, a human empowered by the aliens of the planet Xandar and possessing the subconscious knowledge of Xandar's Living Computer, the Sphinx theorized that the machine may be able to find a way to end his immortal life.
In a Fantastic Four annual, the Sphinx empowers a pawn called Thraxon to help subdue the Inhumans, as he plans to use the power of ruler Black Bolt to amplify a scanning device and
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Metal Sonic (メタル・ソニック , Metaru Sonikku) is a fictional character and a recurring antagonist in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. In the series, Metal Sonic is an evil robotic duplicate of Sonic the Hedgehog, created by the series antagonist Dr. Robotnik. Metal Sonic was created by Kazuyuki Hoshino.
The first appearance of Metal Sonic was in Sonic the Hedgehog CD. He is considered the successor of the robot known as Silver Sonic, who originally made an appearance in both Sonic the Hedgehog 2 games. In this game, he is created and controlled by Dr. Eggman and is sent back in time to change the past so that Eggman can rule the future. Later, he kidnaps Amy Rose, who had been following Sonic. In Act III of the Stardust Speedway Zone, Eggman forces Sonic to race Metal Sonic in order to rescue Amy Rose. If the player managed to win the race, Metal Sonic would slam into the closing gate and explode. With his new creation smashed to pieces, Eggman would escape to the Metallic Madness Zone, allowing the player to rescue Amy.
Metal Sonic's second major appearance was in Knuckles' Chaotix, where he attempts to absorb the Chaos Rings' powers to wreak havoc in Newtrogic High Zone.
Goku, known as Son Goku (孫 悟空) in the original Japanese-language version and in the English language manga, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Dragon Ball manga series written by Akira Toriyama. He is loosely based on Sun Wukong, a central character in the classical Chinese novel Journey to the West. Goku is introduced as an eccentric, monkey-tailed boy who practices martial arts and possesses superhuman strength. At first, Goku is believed to be an Earthling, but he is later revealed to be a member of an extraterrestrial warrior race called the Saiyans.
In Dragon Ball, Goku trains himself in various martial arts and searches the planet for the seven Dragon Balls. He meets other characters with similar goals, such as Bulma, with whom Goku travels to find the Dragon Balls. As Goku matures, he becomes one of Earth's strongest warriors and protects it from villains who wish to harm it. Goku is depicted as carefree and aloof when at ease but quickly serious when fighting. Goku is able to concentrate his chi and use it for energy-based attacks, the most prominent being his signature Kamehameha wave, in which Goku launches a blue energy blast from his hands.
Warlock is a fictional character, a cybernetic alien superhero published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in New Mutants vol. 1 #18 (August 1984), and was created by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz.
Warlock briefly starred in his own self-titled series, written by Louise Simonson (who had previously been responsible for killing off both Doug and the original Technarchy Warlock) and drawn by Paschalis Ferry.
Warlock is a member of the alien Technarchy, a race of mechanical organisms that survive by infecting living creatures with the "techno-organic" transmode virus, before draining the life energy ("lifeglow") of the infected organism. Warlock, unlike others of his race, possesses a distinctive degree of compassion, and as a result has been described as a mutant himself. He is the son of the Technarch ruler, Magus, who has battled the New Mutants and the X-Men. Warlock served as a member of the original New Mutants for much of that group's existence, and became the best friend of his teammate Doug Ramsey, alias Cypher.
Despite Warlock's compassion, he did not completely understand that humans and other living animals were not to be drained of their "lifeglow" at will. He at
Regular Featured Appearances:Marvel Comics Presents
Story Specific Appearances:Mind Out of Time!
Primary Universe:Marvel Universe
Wolverine is a fictional character, a superhero who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Born James Howlett and commonly known as Logan, Wolverine is a mutant who possesses animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, three retracting bone claws on each hand and a healing factor that allows him to recover from virtually any wound, disease or toxin, at an accelerated rate. The healing factor also slows down his aging process, enabling him to live beyond a normal human lifespan. His powerful healing factor enabled the supersoldier program Weapon X to bond the near-indestructible metal alloy adamantium to his skeleton and claws without killing him. He is most often depicted as a member of the X-Men, Alpha Flight, or later the Avengers.
The character first appeared in the last panel of The Incredible Hulk #180 (his first full appearance is in issue #181, November 1974) and was created by writer Len Wein and Marvel art director John Romita, Sr., who designed the character, and was first drawn for publication by Herb Trimpe. Wolverine later joined the X-Men's "All New, All Different" roster in Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975). X-Men writer Chris Claremont played a
Doctor Light is a fictional comic book superhero in the DC Comics universe.
Kimiyo Hoshi is a distinct character from the DC villain of the same name. She has, however, crossed paths with the villainous Doctor Light on several occasions.
Kimiyo Hoshi, a brilliant but arrogant and unpleasant scientist, was the supervising astronomer at an observatory in Japan, overseeing a group of astronomers charting the unnatural effects of the Crisis on Infinite Earths. (She is also a medical doctor, as shown in Justice League Annual #3 (1989) and Justice League America #55 (October 1991).)
As the Crisis continued, Hoshi's fascination with the phenomenon grew into an obsession while the men grew concerned for their safety. Disgusted by their mounting fear, Hoshi arrogantly insulted them and ordered an evacuation, leaving her to study the Crisis alone through her telescope.
Meanwhile, the Monitor, a being linked with all positive matter, senses his enemy, the Anti-Monitor, absorbing yet another positive-matter Earth with his antimatter cloud. In order to tip the scales for the heroes of the positive universe, the Monitor activates one last warrior.
He sends a devastating beam of energy from the
Dean Winchester is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of The CW Television Network's Supernatural. He is portrayed by Jensen Ackles. Dean hunts demons, spirits and other supernatural creatures with his younger brother Sam.
Dean Winchester was born on January 24, 1979 to John and Mary Winchester in Lawrence, Kansas. He is the couple's first child, four years older than his younger brother Sam. He is named after his maternal grandmother, Deanna Campbell. When he was only four years old on November 2, 1983, his mother Mary was killed in Sam's nursery by the demon Azazel. Infant Sam is saved by the ensuing fire when his father takes him out of his crib and gives him to Dean, who then carries him outside while their father unsuccessfully tries to rescue their mother. After that night Dean has felt responsible for Sam, and was always given the job to take care of him while they were growing up. Dean's father John raised him and Sam as hunters of the supernatural. During Dean's childhood John would be away "hunting" a week or two at a time. John basically told Dean that his little brother's life was in his hands, and the term "Watch out for Sammy" became his life.
Giorno Giovanna (ジョルノ・ジョバァーナ, Joruno Jobāna) is a fictional character from the Japanese manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Giorno is the main hero of Part 5. He is the son of the main villain of the series, Dio Brando.
Born Haruno Shiobana (汐華 初流乃, Shiobana Haruno), Giorno is the son of Dio (fathered using Jonathan Joestar's body, which logically that would make him part of the Joestar family) and a Japanese woman. As a young child his mother remarried to an Italian man, and they moved to Italy; hence Haruno Shiobana became Giorno Giovana.
Giorno's great ambition in life is to become a mafia boss (a "Gang Star"), and as such he eventually joins the mob squad Passione. Though he is its youngest and newest member, he quickly proves his mettle and eventually becomes the de facto leader of the group.
Unlike typical mafia bosses, he wanted to give divested riches to the poor, giving him an agenda similar to Robin Hood. He eventually influences all of Passione except their Boss, who later became their worst enemy.
Gold Experience - A golden stand capable of changing inorganic objects into living organisms. In the beginning of Part 5, Giorno frequently produces small life forms (frogs,
The Mandarin is a fictional character, a supervillain who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the archenemy of Iron Man.
In 2009, Mandarin was ranked as IGN's 81st Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.
The Mandarin first appeared in Tales of Suspense #50 (February 1964), written by Stan Lee, who created the character, and illustrated by Don Heck, who initially designed the character.
The Mandarin's late father was one of the wealthiest men in pre-revolutionary mainland China (and a descendant of Genghis Khan), while his late mother was an English noblewoman. Their son was born in an unnamed village in mainland China before the Communist revolution. The boy's parents died soon after his birth, and he was raised by his (paternal) aunt, who was embittered against the world and raised him with much the same attitude. Every last bit of the family fortune was spent obsessively training the Mandarin in science and combat, with the result that he was completely broke upon reaching adulthood. Unable to pay the taxes on his ancestral home, the Mandarin was evicted by the government.
Hoping to find a means of avenging himself upon the civilization that had taxed him
Professor Emil Hamilton is a fictional character in DC Comics' Superman titles. He is generally portrayed as a stereotypical absent-minded professor, with a gray beard and thick glasses and, at times, a "Mr. Wizard" type character. However, recent versions of the character have been more villainous as he begins to see Superman as a potential threat to the world.
He first appeared in Adventures of Superman #424, as an apparent villain, using his gadgets to attack Superman in an attempt to gain funding by proving that they worked. A former employee of S.T.A.R. Labs and the US Government, it transpired he had been driven insane when all his research was bought up by Lex Luthor, who took credit for the inventions. He was placed in a mental health facility and responded well to treatment. On his release, he set up a laboratory in Suicide Slum and quickly became Superman's "scientific advisor", eking out a general living as a technical consultant. He was responsible for creating many devices that aided Superman, including the Phantom Zone Projector and early Superman Robots, as well as helping Superman during such problems as the 'Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite', when Red Kryptonite
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Big the Cat is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. He is a fat purple cat with yellow eyes. He is a fisherman, and brings his rod with him wherever he goes, often using it as a weapon.
Big lives in a hut at the Mystic Ruins. He first debuted in Sonic Adventure on Dreamcast, which was released in Japan on December 23, 1998. He is 18 years old, weighs 616 pounds (280 kg), and is 6'7' (200 cm) tall, making him the heaviest and largest non-metal character in the series. His character designer is either Yuji Uekawa, Takashi Iizuka or even Naoto Ohshima. His family relationships are unknown, but his best friend is Froggy.
Big was sleeping in his hut one night, when he woke up and saw that his friend, Froggy, had swallowed his lucky charm (the yellow Chaos Emerald). As soon as he noticed that he had grown a tail, Froggy had ran off, causing Big to chase after him. Later he caught Froggy on Emerald Coast, but E-102 Gamma caught him and ran away.
Later, Big went onboard the Egg Carrier and after finding Froggy once again, he sees Dr. Eggman and Chaos 4, which would then evolve to Chaos 6 when he absorbed Froggy (whose tail and Chaos Emerald had disappeared)
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
is a video game character in the ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' series of video game. She first debuted in Sonic Advance 2 for the Game Boy Advance on December 19, 2002. Cream is a young, cream-colored, female, anthropomorphic rabbit who can fly by flapping her ears. Cream is the daughter of Vanilla the Rabbit, and is rarely seen without her companion, , whom she uses as a method of attack.
Cream is portrayed as being naive because of being brought up like a princess by her mother. She always politely minds her manners but sometimes acts childishly. Cream is also extremely friendly by nature, almost to a fault, and also likes ice cream. Cream can achieve flight for short periods of time by flapping with her two large ears. Cream is voiced by Sayaka Aoki in all Japanese media, Sarah Wulfeck in English media during 2003 and 2004, and Rebecca Handler in English media from 2005 onwards.
Cheese is a blue-coloured neutral Chao and the constant companion of Cream. He distinguishes himself from other Chao with a red bow-tie, and he often attacks for Cream by ramming into her adversaries.
Cream's first playable appearance is in Sonic Advance 2 as the first character saved from Eggman. She
The Doctor is a name of several fictional characters in the Wildstorm Universe. There is always only one Doctor at any given time, who is the latest in a long line of shamans protecting the entire planet. Each Doctor is as powerful as the sum of all preceding Doctors, each of whom was also as wise and powerful as the sum of all preceding Doctors. The Doctor's vast magical abilities can do almost anything, as long as he can conceive and believe in his abilities in poetic terms, although more powerful feats can take their toll both on the Doctor and the planet's ecosystem.
When a Doctor dies, their spirit goes to the Garden of Ancestral Memory, where they can be visited by the current Doctor and advise him.
The first of the modern day Doctors was an African-American. He was a member of a group called The Changers, led by the idealistic superhero The High. The group’s goals were to change the world by removing the structure of society itself. Ideally, there would be no more laws, authoritarian structures, crime or war. The Doctor drugged all of London with the hallucinogen DMT. His place in The High's plan was to initiate a program of public education about the natural resources of
Kamandi is an American comic book character, created by artist Jack Kirby and published by DC Comics. The bulk of Kamandi's appearances occurred in the comic series Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth, which ran from 1972 to 1978.
Kamandi is a young hero in a post-apocalyptic future. After a huge event called "The Great Disaster," humans have been reduced to savagery in a world ruled by intelligent, highly evolved animals.
DC editor Carmine Infantino had tried to acquire the license to make Planet of the Apes comic books but when this failed to happen he asked Jack Kirby for a series with a similar concept. Although Kirby had not seen the films he knew the rough outline and he had also created a very similar story, "The Last Enemy!", in Harvey Comics' Alarming Tales that predated the original Planet of the Apes novels. He also had an unused comic strip he created in 1956, called Kamandi of the Caves. So Kirby brought all those elements together to create Kamandi. Although his initial plan was to not work on the comic books themselves, the cancellation of Forever People freed him up to do so.
The Kamandi series was launched in October–November 1972. It was written and drawn by Jack Kirby
Killer Moth is a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe. He first appeared in Batman #63 published in 1951. Killer Moth originally wore a garish costume with striped purple and green spandex, orange cape and a moth-like mask.
Killer Moth is not to be confused with another Batman villain, Firefly, who has worn a similar costume.
The original Killer Moth was a prisoner identified only by his prison number, 234026. While in prison, he reads a newspaper article about Batman and decides to set himself up as the "anti-Batman," hiring himself out to Gotham City's criminals to help them elude capture by police. Upon his release, he uses the hidden proceeds of his crimes to build a "Mothcave", modeled on the photos of the Batcave in the newspaper article he read.
Killer Moth also establishes a false identity, as millionaire philanthropist Cameron van Cleer. In this guise, he becomes friends with Bruce Wayne. Meanwhile, he promotes himself to Gotham's criminals using his identity as Killer Moth, giving them each an infra-red Moth-signal. In his first job, he rescues some criminals from the police and then uses his Mothmobile to defeat and capture Batman and Robin. The duo escape and
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Marine the Raccoon is an excitable young resident of Southern Island, and Sonic and Tails' first ally when they are transported into the home dimension of Blaze the Cat. Her sole video game appearance to date is in Sonic Rush Adventure for the Nintendo DS, although she is not a playable character. Marine aspires to be a swashbuckling sea captain one day, and insists on treating Sonic, Tails, and even Blaze as her "crew" throughout the game. Her peculiar manner of speaking is dominated by stereotypical Australian slang. Her page on Sonic Channel indicates that she is unexpectedly a neat freak.
The Metal Men are fictional characters that appear in comic books published by DC Comics. The characters first appeared in Showcase #37 and were created by writer Robert Kanigher and penciller Ross Andru. Debuting in the Silver Age of Comic Books, the characters have appeared in comic books and other DC Comics-related products such as animated television series, clothing, figurines and trading cards.
The Metal Men were introduced in the comic book Showcase #37 (as "last minute" filler) as advanced artificially intelligent robots. Created by scientist Dr. William "Will" Magnus, the six robots were field leader Gold, strong man Iron, slow-witted and loyal Lead, hot-headed Mercury, self-doubting and insecure Tin, and Platinum (also called "Tina"), who believed she was a real woman and was in love with her creator. The group's personalities mirrored their namesake metals, being dictated by devices called "responsometers". Each Metal Man also possessed abilities that reflected the traits of their namesake metal: Gold could stretch his form almost infinitely, Iron was super strong, Lead could block harmful radiation by morphing into thick shields, Mercury could melt and pass through
Mukuro Rokudo (六道 骸, Rokudō Mukuro) is a fictional character in the Reborn! manga and anime series created by Akira Amano. Portrayed as the series' first primary antagonist, Mukuro Rokudo is introduced as a 15-year-old Mafia criminal who is the leader of the Kokuyo Gang, which consists of heinous criminals who have recently escaped from prison. However, later on in the series, after possessing the body of Chrome Dokuro, he takes on a more supportive role for the series' main characters, becoming somewhat of an ally rather than an enemy, though he prefers to not want to associate with them. Apart from the manga and anime, Mukuro has also appeared in other media from the Reborn! franchise including video games and novels.
Mukuro's character has been well received by readers since his introduction, ranking as one of the most popular characters in every official Shonen Jump poll of the series. Also, his and Kyoya Hibari's character CD entitled "Sakura addiction", peaked at seventh place on the Oricon charts. Their performance earned each of their voice actors a Seiyū Awards' nomination for "Best Musical Performance", in addition to Toshinobu Iida being nominated as the "Best Rookie
Pyro (Saint-John Allerdyce) is a fictional character in Marvel Comics and an enemy of the X-Men. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer John Byrne, he first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #141 (January 1981).
In X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand, Pyro was played by Aaron Stanford.
Born in Sydney, Australia, Pyro is a mutant who possesses the power to psionically control fire and flame, though not generate it. He wears a flame thrower on his back to provide the flame which he then takes control of. His ability to manipulate flame emerged in his teens, but he was unable to find a practical use for it. After years of working in Southeast Asia as a journalist and novelist, Pyro met the mutant Mystique, who later recruited him to the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants as a professional criminal and subversive. With the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, he attempted to assassinate Senator Robert Kelly, and first battled the X-Men. With the Brotherhood, he later battled the Avengers, and then the X-Men again. Though he never served under the team's original leader, Magneto, Pyro did work with the Brotherhood under the command of several of Magneto's subordinates who alternately
Gohan, known as Son Gohan (孫 悟飯) in the Japanese version, is a character from the Dragon Ball series created by Akira Toriyama as a protagonist for the media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, movies, television specials, video games, and other collectibles. Gohan is introduced as the first son of the primary protagonist, Goku, and his wife, Chi-Chi, in volume #17 of the original manga, or the premiere episode of its animated adaptation, Dragon Ball Z. Gohan is the first Saiyan/Human hybrid in the series.
Gohan's name comes from the Japanese word "gohan" (ご飯, lit. "cooked rice" or "meal of any sort"), is a continuation of the naming scheme of foods by Toriyama. Rice, being a grain, is not normally considered to be a vegetable, even though it is part of a tidy. However, as the word "vegetable" is a culinary term, and not a botanical term, the name can also continue the naming scheme for Saiyan characters, which derives names from puns on vegetables (Saiya being an anagram of the word yasai, meaning "vegetable").
In conceptualizing for Gohan's character, Toriyama originally included glasses or a jacket to his apparel, and commonly, his hair is spiked
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Sonic the Hedgehog (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ, Sonikku za Hejjihoggu), trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is a title character and the protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega, as well as in numerous spin-off comics, cartoons, and a feature film. The first game was released on June 23, 1991, to provide Sega with a mascot to rival Nintendo's flagship character Mario (see 1991 in video gaming). Since then, Sonic has become one of the world's best-known video game characters, with his series having sold more than 80 million copies. In 2005, Sonic was one of the first game character inductees into the Walk of Game, alongside Mario and Link.
While many individuals at Sega had a hand in Sonic's creation, programmer Yuji Naka and artist Naoto Ōshima are generally credited with the creation of the character, a blue 15-year-old anthropomorphic hedgehog, who has the ability to run at supersonic speeds and the ability to curl into a ball, primarily to attack enemies. This is a major part of the gameplay of the series.
While Sega were seeking a flagship series to compete with Nintendo's Mario series along with a character to replace Alex Kidd as the company's mascot, several character
Story Specific Appearances:Civil War, Part Two of Seven
The Vulture is the name of six comic book supervillains in the Marvel Comics Universe. The best known Vulture in the Marvel Universe is Adrian Toomes, an elderly enemy of Spider-Man created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in The Amazing Spider-Man #2 (May 1963).
In Young Men #26, a scientist named Dr. Isidoro Scarlotti went by the name Vulture and was an enemy of the original Human Torch and Toro.
Adrian Toomes was born in Staten Island, New York. He is a former electronics engineer who was once the business partner of a man named Gregory Bestman; Bestman handled the finances whilst Toomes handled the inventions. One day, after creating a flight harness, Toomes eagerly rushed into Bestman's office to share the happy news. However, Bestman was not there, and Toomes discovered that Bestman had secretly been embezzling funds and that Toomes had no legal recourse, meaning he lost his job. Enraged, Toomes wrecked the business, discovering that the harness also granted him superhuman strength. He then decided to turn to crime professionally as the Vulture.
His wings are as sharp as swords and can be used as projectile weapons. They will replenish themselves so he can maintain flying
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Egg Pawns are perhaps the most quantitatively numerous of Eggman's robots ever mass-produced. The ubiquitous workforce of the Eggman Empire for games between Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog, Egg Pawns take design inspiration from the humanoid E-100 Series of Sonic Adventure and the Egg Robos of Sonic & Knuckles. As is often the case with Dr. Eggman's creations, the robots play into the fat scientist's ego-trip by populating his dominion with machines built in his own image.
Mojo is a Marvel Comics supervillain, primarily an enemy of the X-Men and one of its members, Longshot. Mojo is one of the "Spineless Ones," an alien race that is immobile without advanced technology. He is a slaver who rules the Mojoverse, a dimension where all beings are addicted to his gladiator-like television programs. The character is an absurdist parody of network executives.
Created by writer Ann Nocenti and artist Art Adams, he first appeared in Longshot #3 (November 1985). Mojo was the main villain of the 1985/86 cult mini-series Longshot, the title character of which was one of his genetically engineered action stars. Mojo also appeared in issues #4-6 (December 1985-February 1986) of the series. After Longshot joined the X-Men, Mojo has appeared semi-frequently as an X-Men villain.
The character subsequently appeared in The New Mutants Annual #2 (1986), The Uncanny X-Men Annual #10 (1986), #12 (1988), Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem (December 1989), Marvel Comics Presents #89 (1991), The Uncanny X-Men Annual #15 (1991), Wolverine #52 (March 1992), X-Men #6 (March 1992), Wolverine #53 (April 1992), X-Men #7 (April 1992), #10-11 (July–August 1992), The Uncanny X-Men Annual 16
Morgan le Fay is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe, based loosely on the Morgan le Fay of Arthurian legend. In this version of the character, she is the half-faerie half-sister of the mythic Arthur. Her elven heritage granted her immortality, and she used this time to master the mystic arts. She occasionally tries to take over the world. She has been an opponent of The Avengers, and in the 1970s, she was the major villain in the original Spider-Woman comic, and was opposed by a reincarnation of her "ancient foe" and former lover of Magnus and Doctor Doom. She was a member of the Darkholders for a time.
Morgan le Fay first appeared in Atlas Comics in Black Knight #1 (May 1955), written by Stan Lee and illustrated by Joe Maneely. She was introduced into Marvel Comics in Spider-Woman #2.
Morgan Le Fay was born in Tintagil Castle, in Cornwall, England, in the days of Camelot, in the Sixth Century A.D. She became a high priestess, and the leader of the Sixth Century cult of the Darkhold, as well as Queen of Gorre (a section of Britain). She was a nemesis for the original Black Knight.
Morgan Le Fay first projected her astral form from her physical body in the Sixth
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Rouge the Bat (ルージュ・ザ・バット, Rūju za Batto) is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega. She is a well-determined treasure hunter and part-time government agent who plans to make all the gems and treasures of the world hers. Her main jewel obsessions are the Master Emerald and Chaos Emeralds. She made her debut in Sonic Adventure 2, released June 19, 2001, and has been featured in several games following it. Rouge is an 18 year old anthropomorphic bat With White Hair, her main outfit consists of a black bodystocking with a pink heart-shaped breastplate along with arm-length gauntlets and metal-heeled thigh-high boots, both of which are white and have pink at the top. Her boots also have pink heart-shapes over the toes that are used for digging. In Sonic Heroes and the two Sonic Riders games, she wears different outfits, but often with similar color schemes and heart-shaped details. She also has an unlockable costume in Sonic Adventure 2.
Rouge first appears in Sonic Adventure 2 as the treasure-hunting character of the Dark Story, her goal being to seek out the pieces of the Master Emerald. She primarily attacks with kicks (though bats usually bite or
Rukia Kuchiki (朽木 ルキア, Kuchiki Rukia) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo. In the series, Kuchiki is a Soul Reaper in charge of slaying evil spirits known as Hollows. At the beginning, after a brief meeting with the main protagonist of the series, Ichigo Kurosaki, who can see supernatural beings such as Soul Reapers, she is forced to give him her powers in order to fulfill her duties as a Soul Reaper. Kuchiki has appeared in several other pieces of Bleach media, including the four featured films in the series, the two original video animations, and several video games.
Kuchiki was the first character of the series created by Kubo, her design being the one he decided to use for all the other Soul Reapers. Reaction to her character is generally positive. Her differences from typical shōnen heroines is praised, as is her interaction with other characters. As a result, she usually ranks second in Weekly Shōnen Jump's Bleach popularity polls, and is consistently the most popular female character in those polls. Several pieces of merchandise have been released in Rukia's likeness, including a plush doll and a figurine.
Bleach was first
Tombstone is a supervillain in the fictional Marvel universe. The character was created by Gerry Conway and Alex Saviuk and first appeared in Web of Spider-Man #36 (March 1988).
Born as Lonnie Thompson Lincoln in Harlem, in New York City, Lonnie started out as troubled youth who was bullied by his peers because he was Harlem's only African American albino. Taller and stronger than the other children, he became a school bully, extorting protection money from his classmates. The school newspaper was edited by Joseph "Robbie" Robertson, who was going to run a story on Lonnie's activities but pulled it when Lonnie intimidated him. Lonnie allowed his personal demons to direct the course of his life and he turned to a life of serious crime.
As a hitman and enforcer, Lonnie used his albinism to his advantage. He filed his teeth and nails to points, giving him the appearance of a vampire. This frequently caught his opponents off-guard, making it easier to kill them. He also lifted weights and engaged in many street fights to hone his fighting skills. As an adult he stood over six feet, seven inches tall.
Eventually, Lonnie returned to New York City as the Kingpin's hitman. As an adult
Trunks (Japanese: トランクス, Hepburn: Torankusu) is a character from the Dragon Ball franchise by Akira Toriyama. Trunks is the half-Saiyan son of Vegeta, the prince of the dying race of aliens called the Saiyans, and Bulma, the heiress of a massive company called Capsule Corporation.
Trunks has a slender muscular physique with his most dominant genes coming from his maternal side, thus resulting in his having blue eyes and lavender-colored hair which is mostly shown in the undercut style. During his early teens, this style was parted on his right side and his late teens it was parted in the left. As he is half human, his hair tends to grow. Because of this, he wore his hair in an over-the-shoulders style during Cell Games saga. The color caused some confusion among the other characters that met him; as Vegeta pointed out a Saiyan's hair color is generally black.
His facial features are nearly identical to his father's as pointed out by Bulma when awaiting Goku's return in the aforementioned chapter and episode. Trunks can transform into a Super Saiyan which causes his hair to spike on end and takes on a golden color and his eyes a certain turquoise or green color.
Trunks is also known
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Doctor Ivo Robotnik (ロボトニック, Robotonikku), also known by his alias Doctor Eggman (ドクター・エッグマン, Dokutā Egguman), is a video game character and the main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series created by Sega. Dr. Eggman is a rotund mad scientist with an IQ of 300, who plans to conquer the world in order to build his Eggman Empire, and is the archenemy of Sonic the Hedgehog. His original character designer was Naoto Ōshima, and while he has gone through several large appearance changes throughout the series, his in-game designs retain several basic characteristics, such as his egg-shaped body, red-black-yellow clothing, pince-nez sunglasses and large mustache. Most of the time, Dr. Eggman is portrayed as horribly immature: he tends to throw temper tantrums when he fails or is offended, despite his incredible intellect and skilled mind. He has appeared in almost every Sonic the Hedgehog video game since his first appearance in the 1991 title Sonic the Hedgehog, and is also a prominent character in other Sonic media, including comics, novels, animated TV series, and an Original video animation.
In April 1990, Sega commissioned its AM8 R&D department to create a character who would
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Jet the Hawk (ジェット・ザ・ホーク Jetto za Hōku?) is the 14-year-old hawk leader of the Babylon Rogues, and is often nicknamed the "Legendary Wind Master" due to his mastery of Extreme Gear. He's Sonic's most potent rival in Sonic Riders, and he uses a Type-J board that allows him to reach high speeds.
Action Pack is a fictional comic book superhero team in the Marvel Comics Universe. Created by Dan Slott, they first appeared in Avengers: The Initiative #7.
Following the events of the superhero civil war, the Fifty State Initiative was established, with the aim of putting a minimum of one superteam in each US state. The state of Kentucky was assigned Team Number 15, otherwise known as the Action Pack.
Little is known of the Action Pack, other than that they appear to be based in a recently constructed skyscraper in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Their headquarters was still unfinished at the time of Avengers: The Initiative #7, and when Justice and Cloud 9 teleported into the team's base, their portal to the superhuman prison '42' had only recently become active.
Subsequently, the Action Pack's only known altercation came following Justice's arrival, in which he used his telekinetic abilities to temporarily disable the team, so as to avoid questions about his and Cloud 9's search for Michael Van Patrick.
During the Secret Invasion, the team learned that there was a Skrull impostor on every Initiative team. Frog-Man turned out to be a Skrull impostor, and fought Prima Donna and
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Captain Whisker is a robotic pirate and the main antagonist of Sonic Rush Adventure. He and his band of pirates are out to cause havoc on the high seas of the Sol Dimension, and intend to use an ancient artifact called the Jeweled Scepter to raise grog-fuelled hell. The Captain is never without his pair of shoulder-mounted parrotbots, Mini and Mum, who serve to remind him of facts which would otherwise slip by his notice entirely. He takes a special dislike of any characters who pull on his 'whiskers', as Marine finds out.
Lana Lang is a fictional supporting character in DC Comics' Superman series. Created by writer Bill Finger and artist John Sikela, the character first appears in Superboy #10 (September/October 1950). Across decades of Superman comics and adaptations into other media, Lana has most consistently been depicted as Superman's teenage romantic interest growing up in Smallville; as an adult, she is a distant friend of Superman in his civilian identity as Clark Kent.
Lana is also one of many Superman characters with the alliterative initials "LL", the most notable other examples being Superman's principal love interest Lois Lane and archnemesis, Lex Luthor. In the Silver Age, she regularly appeared in comic books depicting the adventures of Superman's teenaged self, Superboy, and also appeared as an adult in numerous Superman titles, vying with Lois Lane for his attention. In modern revisions to DC Comics continuity, she and Clark are shown to have remained close friends since their teenage years. The precise story varies across differing revisions of Superman's origin story. For example, in Superman: Secret Origin (2009–10), Lana becomes privy to Clark's unusual abilities at an early age
The Maestro is a fictional comic book supervillain in Marvel Comics' The Incredible Hulk publications, combining Bruce Banner's intelligence with the Hulk's more malevolent aspects. The character was created by Peter David.
The Maestro first appeared as a vision in The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #401. He was the main antagonist in The Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect #1-2 (Dec 1992 - Jan 1993).
Maestro's next appearance is in The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #460-461 (Jan-Feb 1998).
The character also made appearances in Exiles and Captain Marvel vol 4 #27-30 (Mar-May 2002), which come before Future Imperfect chronologically.
The term maestro is an Italian/Spanish word meaning master, teacher, or professor.
Approximately a hundred years into the future, a nuclear war has killed almost all of Earth's superhumans and has taken the world to the brink of extinction. A future version of the Hulk, called Maestro, has seized control, driven insane by the nuclear radiation he has absorbed and the bitterness he feels towards the world at his continued treatment. He has the intelligence of Bruce Banner and the absorbed radiation has significantly enhanced his strength.
An elderly Rick Jones
Mercury (Cessily Kincaid) is a fictional character from Marvel Comic's X-Men series. She is a teenage member of the student body at the Xavier Institute and a recurring member of the X-Men. She first appeared in New Mutants, vol. 2 #2 in August 2003.
Cessily Kincaid, an Irish American, was raised in Portland, Oregon by her parents Mark and Jill, who, according to DeFilippis, used to dote over her. When Cessily's powers manifested, her parents were disgusted and made her stay indoors so as to hide her mutation. In response, she was sent to the Xavier Institute where she befriended Julian Keller and was placed as Laurie Collins' roommate for awhile. After the school was rebuilt, she was selected by Emma Frost to be on her Hellions squad.
She's extremely close to Santo Varroco and Julian Keller whom she spends most of her time with and looks upon like big brothers. During that time, she developed a crush on her teammate Wither, but her feelings were not reciprocated.
The Hellions squad won the squad challenge, and during their summer vacation, they travelled with Julian to his home. There they encountered the Kingmaker, from whom they each received a trial wish. Cessily's wish was to
Moloch the Mystic (real name Edgar Jacobi) is a fictional character in the 1987 comic book limited series Watchmen. He is a former supervillain and magician with satanic features, including pointed ears. He was created by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons.
A crime boss from the 1940s through the 1960s, he ran an underground vice den and constructed a solar mirror weapon as part of his nefarious schemes. Over the course of his criminal career, he clashed with both Nite Owls, Ozymandias, and Doctor Manhattan. Eventually captured, he spent the 1970s in prison, where he converted to Christianity and gave up his life of crime. At some point during that time, he worked for a company run by Adrian Veidt, Dimensional Developments, where he was secretly bombarded with radiation to induce cancer as part of Veidt's scheme to drive Dr. Manhattan off the planet as part of his larger plan. Following Moloch's release, he lived alone in New York City, until his murder in 1985 as part of Ozymandias' plot.
Though a secondary character and well past his criminal phase in life, Jacobi serves an important role in the Watchmen story; it is he who is first confronted in his bedroom one night by
Regular Featured Appearances:Supreme: The New Adventures
Primary Universe:Liefeld Universe
Supreme is a fictional superhero created by Rob Liefeld and first published by Image Comics, then Maximum Press, and later by Awesome Entertainment. He was originally a violent, egotistical Superman archetype, but was rebooted by Alan Moore to pay tribute to the classic Silver Age Superman mythos, as guided by Mort Weisinger.
Supreme is also the name of a comic book series which lasted 56 issues. Moore started with issue #41 and his run would later be collected as two trade paperbacks by the Checker Book Publishing Group: Supreme: The Story of the Year and Supreme: The Return. Moore's work on the series won the 1997 Eisner Award for Best Writer.
Supreme was originally introduced in issue 3 of Rob Liefeld's initial Youngblood limited series as a flipbook story, and he was later spun off into his own series. His history varied from story to story; at one point, he was an extremely religious angel of vengeance, who cited Scripture to justify his actions. At other times, Supreme considered himself to be a god, especially after defeating the Norse god Thor and taking his mystical hammer, Mjolnir. Although considered to be the most powerful being in the Liefeld universe, he had his share
The Maxx is a fictional character in the eponymous comic book series by Sam Kieth and William Messner-Loebs.
Like the series' other principal characters, the Maxx lives in two worlds: the real world, in which he is a homeless amnesiac in a purple superhero costume, a mask with teeth, and claws for middle fingers; and the Outback, an alternate dimension resembling prehistoric Australia, in which he rules all he surveys. There, he serves as protector to the Jungle Queen, an Amazonian beauty; in the real world, the Jungle Queen is Julie Winters, his social worker and only friend, who is usually the one taking care of him. He shifts between the two worlds uncontrollably, and often has trouble distinguishing one "reality" from another. He has no memory of his life before "becoming" the Maxx, and does not even know what his own face looks like beneath his mask. To him, the mask acts as a living entity, crawling over his face and causing him great distress.
The Maxx is introduced as the only one of Julie's clients that she truly cares about; even though she does not know his real name (she simply calls him "Maxx") and has never even seen his face beneath the mask, she lets him stay in her
Aqueduct (Peter van Zante), originally known as Water Wizard, is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Jim Shooter and Don Heck and first appeared in Ghost Rider #23 (Apr. 1977).
Peter van Zante enlists in the U.S. military as a soldier, and after being wounded in action he is treated with an experimental radiation device while out at sea. A lightning strike during a freak storm destroys the device but rejuvenated van Zante. While convalescing, van Zante discovers he could manipulate water and create semi-solid three-dimensional shapes. Becoming a professional criminal, van Zante dons a costume and adopts the alias of Water Wizard, and robbed a brokerage house. He is then employed by the criminal the Enforcer and assigned to kill Ghost Rider, but failed. He salvaged the Enforcer's ring from San Diego harbor, and battled and was defeated by Ghost Rider. The magician Moondark also recruits Water Wizard in Chicago to battle Ghost Rider, but Water Wizard is burned by Ghost Rider's mystical flames again; he went into shock and was institutionalized. Ghost Rider then breaks van Zante out of prison shortly afterwards to
Story Specific Appearances:Civil War, Part One of Seven
Primary Universe:Marvel Universe
Captain America is a fictional character, a superhero who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (cover-dated March 1941), from Marvel Comics' 1940s predecessor, Timely Comics, and was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. As of 2007, an estimated 210 million copies of "Captain America" comic books had been sold in 75 countries. For nearly all of the character's publication history, Captain America has been the alter ego of Steve Rogers, a frail young man who was enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum in order to aid the United States war effort. Captain America wears a costume that bears an American flag motif, and is armed with an indestructible shield that can be thrown as a weapon.
An intentionally patriotic creation who was often depicted fighting the Axis powers of World War II, Captain America was Timely Comics' most popular character during the wartime period. After the war ended, the character's popularity waned and he disappeared by the 1950s aside from an ill-fated revival in 1953. Captain America was reintroduced by Marvel Comics during the Silver Age of comics when he was
Citizen V is the codename of several fictional superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe. The original Citizen V was an obscure hero from the Golden Age of Comic Books, but the character's identity was revived in the modern day in the pages of Thunderbolts. The various incarnations of the character have usually been affiliated with an organization called the V-Battalion. The "V" in the character's and group's name is the letter "V" - as opposed to the roman numeral 5 - and is derived from the World War II-era slogan "V for Victory".
The original Citizen V was John Watkins, an Englishman who assisted the resistance in Nazi-occupied France. He led a group of freedom fighter called the V-Battalion, the membership of which included Paulette Brazee, also known as the She-Wolf. He was killed in action by Baron Heinrich Zemo, and Paulette took up the Citizen V identity.
The second Citizen V was Paulette Brazee, the French lover of John Watkins and mother of his son JJ Watkins. During the war she was a spy sent to romance Baron Heinrich Zemo. Paulette betrayed Heinrich and eventually discovered she was pregnant. When John Watkins and the majority of the V Battalion were slaughtered by
Story Specific Appearances:The Sandman: Dream Country
Dream is a fictional character and the protagonist of DC Comics' Vertigo comic book series The Sandman, written by Neil Gaiman. One of the seven Endless, inconceivably powerful beings older and greater than gods, Dream is both lord and personification of all dreams and stories, all that is not in reality (which, in turn, Dream may define by his existence). He has taken many names, including Morpheus and Oneiros, and his appearance can change depending on the person who is seeing him. Dream was named the sixth greatest comic book character by Empire Magazine. He was also named fifteenth in the list of 100 Top Comic Book Heroes by IGN.
Morpheus usually appears as a tall, thin man with bone-white skin, black hair, and two distant stars looking out from the shadows where his eyes should be. Most often they are silver, blue, or white, but when he becomes angered, they have been known to turn red.
Morpheus' appearance ranges widely "depending on who's watching." People generally perceive him as wearing a style of dress appropriate to their region and era. In the Dreaming, he is often seen wearing a grey tee-shirt and dark pants. He appears to be light skinned when interacting with white
Grizzly is the name of four unrelated fictional characters from the Marvel Comics universe. One is a wild west villain, one is an A.I.M. Agent, one is a foe of Spider-Man, and the fourth is a mutant who was a member of Six Pack.
As the Grizzly made off with a loot of money he robbed from the bank, he ran afoul of Two-Gun Kid and the Rawhide Kid. After his rifle ran out, he ran off with his steel-lined suit protecting him from their bullets.
When Rawhide Kid was suspected of robbing a train, Two-Gun Kid advised him to turn himself over. Ace Fenton himself began stirring up the people of Tombstone to turn against the Rawhide Kid claiming that he trained the Grizzly to rob a train.
On the day of the trial, Grizzly broke into the courtroom and abducted Rawhide Kid to make it look like they are partners in crime. He tried to kill Rawhide Kid, but this failed and his mask was removed. Rawhide Kid wasn't able to get a glimpse of the Grizzly's face when he ran off. Rawhide Kid and Two-Gun Kid found his empty costume and headed to a saloon that the Grizzly had made on mistake. When Ace Fenton revealed himself as the Grizzly, he and Rawhide Kid got into a gunfight. Rawhide Kid defeated Ace
Radioactive Man is the name of two characters from Marvel Comics.
A nuclear physicist and Communist agent in the People's Republic of China, Chen Lu first appears in Journey into Mystery #93 (June 1963). Ordered to find a way to defeat Thor - who thwarts the Red Army's invasion of India - the character exposes himself to small doses of radiation until he is able to endure a massive barrage, becoming a living "Radioactive Man." He plans to eventually take over the world.
Traveling to New York City, Chen battles Thor, who is first defeated when Chen hypnotizes him into throwing his hammer away. But Don Blake is able to recover his hammer from a river, and defeats the villain by creating a vortex, sending Chen back to China, where he apparently explodes.
Radioactive Man becomes a recurring foe of the Avengers, being coerced by Baron Heinrich Zemo to join the original Masters of Evil in a bid to destroy the Avengers. He is the first to confront the Avengers, and sticks Captain America and Giant-Man to the pavement with an adhesive, which Thor dodges. He is defeated by Giant-Man and Iron Man when they imprison him in lead coils. He is then deported back to China. The character reappears
Cyborgirl is a fictional character owned by the comic book company DC Comics. She is a member of Villainy Inc. and has battled Wonder Woman. She is the niece of the scientist who helped repair Cyborg.
LeTonya Charles destroyed her body with the drug known as "Tar", but her aunt Sarah Charles saved her niece from death with powerful cybernetic implants.
These implants replaced much of LeTonya's humanity with hardware, which could be the reason why LeTonya has yet to use her new lease on life for anything other than personal gain.
At some point, LeTonya was drafted by Queen Clea to become a member of the newly reformed Villainy Inc. as Cyborgirl. The team attempted to overthrow Skartaris, however they were ultimately defeated by Wonder Woman.
She has been sighted in Alexander Luthor, Jr.'s Secret Society of Super Villains.
Cyborgirl was seen as a member of Libra's Secret Society of Super Villains.
On the cover of DC Special: Cyborg #6, it shows Cyborgirl, as member of The Cyborg Revenge Squad.
Due to her implants she received from her aunt, Cyborgirl has the same powers as Cyborg. Most of her body has been replaced with advanced prosthetics that grant superhuman strength and numerous
Dust (real name Sooraya Qadir), is a fictional character in Marvel Comics' X-Men-related comic books. She was created by author Grant Morrison and artist Ethan Van Sciver in New X-Men #133 (December 2002), although her character was not fully developed until the New X-Men: Academy X series written by Christina Weir and Nunzio DeFilippis. Sooraya is a mutant with the ability to transform her body into a malleable cloud of dust. The X-Men travel to Afghanistan to rescue Sooraya, whose abilities made her the target of slavers.
Born in Afghanistan, Sooraya is attacked by a slave trader attempting to remove her traditional niqāb; almost instinctively, she lashes out with her powers and flays him alive with her sand-like dust. The X-Men, having heard the situation, traveled to Afghanistan and rescue her, where she is brought to the USA and becomes a student of the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning. After the actions of the Scarlet Witch (in which millions of mutants lost their powers), Sooraya remains one of the few mutants to keep their powers after the event. She is currently a member of the Young X-Men team. She is a rare example of a positive Muslim comic book character.
Gibbon (Martin Blank), is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics mutant, associated with Spider-Man.
Created by Stan Lee and John Romita Sr., the Gibbon first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #110 (July 1972).
The character subsequently appears in Amazing Spider-Man #111, The Spectacular Spider-Man #59-#60 (October–November 1981), #245-246 (April–May 1997), #252-253 (December 1997-January 1998), #256 (June 1998), She-Hulk #6 (May 2006), Punisher War Journal #4 (April 2007), #16 (April 2008), and Marvel Apes #1-4 (September–October 2008).
The Gibbon received an entry in the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #4 (2006)
Seemingly born a mutant with an apelike build and agility, the Gibbon later joins a circus where he does well as an acrobat. His powers are later enhanced by a potion given to him by Kraven the Hunter to "Unleash the Beast within". Martin Blank begins his career as a friend of Spider-Man's. He even wants to be his partner, but Spider-Man laughs at him. Sick of being seen as a freak Martin cannot take further ridicule and lashes out. He then catches the eye of Kraven the Hunter who enhances the Gibbon's powers with a herb broth, also giving him a
Karen Page is a fictional character in Marvel Comics' Daredevil series created by writer Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett. She first appeared in Daredevil #1 (April 1964).
In her first appearances, Karen is the secretary for the law firm of Daredevil’s alter ego Matt Murdock. Karen and Elektra have been Daredevil’s most prominent love interests.
Like most aspects of the Daredevil mythos, her character grew darker and more three-dimensional when writer/artist Frank Miller oversaw the comic book in the early 1980s. Karen became a heroin addict who sells Daredevil’s secret identity, causing him innumerable problems. In subsequent years, she redeems herself, but is killed by Daredevil's adversary Bullseye in Daredevil vol. 2, (5th of March 1998).
Karen makes her debut in Daredevil #1. Foggy Nelson hires her to be the secretary for his and Matt Murdock’s new law firm, Nelson and Murdock. Karen is beautiful, young, innocent, and naïve. She is infatuated with Matt from the moment they meet, but she also soon becomes mesmerized by Daredevil, Matt’s crime fighting alter ego.
Karen's father, Doctor Paxton Page, fakes his own kidnapping and death so that he can assume the guise of the villain
Master Darque is a fictional character, a Valiant Comics villain that first appeared in Shadowman #8 (December 1992) and later became a staple villain in both the Shadowman and Second Life of Dr. Mirage comic books. He may be the most powerful villain in the comics' fictional universe, responsible for the creation of several others.
When Acclaim Entertainment bought Valiant for $65 million, they changed the Master Darque character, along with most for the Valiant universe, and gave him his own series (Darque Passages) under the Acclaim Comics banner.
Little is known about Master Darque. He was born in 1802, and soon delved into magic, or more specifically, the Black Arts. He became apprentice to sorcerer Anton Quigley, and the two made a horrifically evil pair.
Quigley, with his arcane knowledge, and Darque, whose earthly frame held necromantic energy were well prepared to wreak havoc upon the law-abiding universe.
Quigley, upon meeting Darque's sister, Sandria, instantly wanted her for his own dark pleasures. He made a pact with Darque to teach him all he knew, in exchange for Sandria. As Darque learned sorcery, the formulas tattooed themselves on his body from the inside out,
Pixie (Megan Gwynn) is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Universe. Her mutation grants her pixie-like eyes, colorful wings that allow her to fly, and "pixie dust" which causes hallucinations. After a confrontation with the revived former member of the New Mutants, Magik, she gains the ability to use magic and a magical weapon called the "Souldagger." Her main use of magic is a massive teleportation spell, which makes her a key asset to various X-Men missions and teams and places her as one of the titles' primary magic users. She was first introduced as a student on the Paragons training squad at the Xavier Institute in New X-Men, vol. 2, later joining the New X-Men team, and later graduating to the Uncanny X-Men team. Though only a side character in her initial appearances, she has since become a prominent character in various X-Men titles.
Megan Gwynn is a Welsh teenager from a fictional mining town called Abergylid. Her father died in the mine and because of that she develops a fear of it and leaves. She would later discover he wasn't really her father, but the villainous Mastermind. Lady Mastermind and Mastermind II are her half-sisters. In her original inception,
MacDonald "Mac" Gargan is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. During his career as a villain of Spider-Man's, he originally appeared as the most well-known incarnation of Scorpion, bonded with the symbiote to become the third incarnation of Venom, and takes a serum to control the symbiote to pose as the third incarnation of Spider-Man.
The character was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Gargan first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #19 (1964) and first appeared as the Scorpion in Amazing Spider-Man #20 (July, 1964). Years later, he became the third incarnation of Venom in Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #10 (2005) and the third Spider-Man in Dark Avengers #1 (2009).
He appeared as a regular character in the Dark Avengers series from issue #1 (March 2009) through issue #16 (June 2010). Mac Gargan appeared in the character's first own 4-issue limited series, Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man. The comic was released in June 2009 and was written by Brian Reed, with art by Chris Bachalo.
Writer Dan Slott has stated that Mac Gargan will return as the original Scorpion, in an upcoming arc of The Amazing Spider-Man.
Mac Gargan was a private
Elixir (Joshua "Josh" Foley), is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe and a student at the Xavier Institute. He first appeared in New Mutants, vol. 2 #5, and he is one of only a few students to retain his powers in the wake of House of M.
Josh Foley first appears as a member of the Reavers, an anti-mutant group led by Donald Pierce. When Cerebro detects a mutant in the area, Danielle Moonstar and Karma investigate. The Reavers attack Moonstar's New Mutants squad, and one of Foley's allies is severely injured. Leaning down to aid his friend, Foley's mutant power manifests and he heals Laurie Collins.
Outed as a mutant, much to his own surprise, and rejected by his friends and family, Josh reluctantly joins the Xavier Institute and becomes Prodigy's roommate, a situation neither finds appealing. Unable to overcome their bigotry, Josh's parents sign legal guardianship over to Dani Moonstar. He is assigned to Dani's New Mutant squad who eventually reach out to him as he comes to accept his mutation.
Shortly afterwards, a depowered Rahne Sinclair, formerly known as Wolfsbane, visits the X-Mansion. Josh is instantly smitten by the new "wild child" Rahne, and
Queen Desira is the name of two fictional characters of royal background. The first appeared in many Golden Age adventures with Wonder Woman. She is the queen of Venus, and would often seek help from Wonder Woman to defend her planet.
Nazis led by scientist Hans Goobsten capture the Justice Society during their monthly meeting by pumping gas into their headquarters, after Hitler decides they must be eliminated. Using group of newly invented rockets, the Nazis catapult the JSA into space. Hawkman lands on Saturn, Sandman on Uranus, Doctor Mid-Nite on Neptune, Starman on Jupiter, Atom on Mars, Spectre on Pluto, Johnny Thunder on Mercury, and Wonder Woman on Venus. Each member helps the natives on that world and then returns to Earth with technology to aid the war effort. On Earth, the reunited JSA defeats the Nazis who captured them. While on Venus and being watched by the goddess Aphrodite, who directs her rocket towards Venus, Wonder Woman first meets Desira, the Queen of Venus. Together they battle Solaris and his Meteor Men, who are killing the men of the planet, and Wonder Woman, after capturing the men, receives the gift of magnetic hearing, which enables her to read the
Bekka is a fictional character that has appeared in various comic book series published by DC Comics. The character has been featured primarily in series dealing with Jack Kirby's Fourth World and DC's main shared universe, known as the DC Universe.
She is a New God of New Genesis, the daughter of Himon and the wife of Orion. She made her first appearance in DC Graphic Novel #4: The Hunger Dogs (1985), written and pencilled by Jack Kirby.
Bekka is the daughter of Himon, one of the New Gods whose achievements include invention of the sentient Mother Box computers and discovery of the "x-element" that fueled his co-creation of the teleporting Boom Tubes alongside fellow scientist Metron. For many years, Bekka lived with her father in secret on Apokolips as Himon organized an underground uprising against Darkseid's tyrannical rule. Hunted for his role in this planned insurgence, Himon took extra care to shield Bekka from Darkseid's notice. Himon never imagined that Bekka would fall in love with Orion, Darkseid's own son, when he stumbled into their lives. After healing the wounded Dog of War, Himon and Bekka aided Orion in freeing his mother Tigra from imprisonment. For this act,
The Blue Blade (Roy Chambers) is an American comic book character owned by Marvel Comics who exists in that company's Marvel Universe. His only appearance was in USA Comics #5, published in the 1940s by Marvel's forerunner, Timely Comics, during a period that is known as the Golden Age of Comic Books.
After the 1940s the Blue Blade disappeared into obscurity until 2007 where he reappears in the limited series, The Twelve.
Little is known about the origin of the Blue Blade. Although he has no powers, he still fought alongside the Invaders and many other heroes against the Nazis. He is described by The Twelve artist Chris Weston as "Errol Flynn turned up to eleven" and the guy who is "definitely wearing eye-liner." The Phantom Reporter describes him as "Roy Chambers, the Blue Blade".
He was among the twelve who entered a Nazi base and was trapped and put into suspended animation. However, after the defeat of Hitler, he and the others weren't discovered until August 2, 2008, 60 years later. The US Government woke them and tried to conceal the fact that they had been asleep for decades, going so far as to mock up newspapers and buildings to give the impression that only a few days had
The Gorgon (real name Tomi Shishido) is the name of a comic book character associated with the X-Men member Wolverine. He first appeared in Wolverine (vol.3) #20, and was created by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The character was killed in Wolverine (vol.3) #31, only to be resurrected later in Secret Warriors #2. He is unrelated to the Marvel character Gorgon of the Inhumans.
The Gorgon's real name is Tomi Shishido. He is a member of the Hand and HYDRA and a powerful mutant, leading the extremist mutant society Dawn of the White Light. As a child, he possessed near superhuman levels of intelligence. He said his first words at two weeks of age, could walk at three months, and was able to read and write by his first birthday. He became an accomplished painter by age four, among the top artists in all of Japan; and composed an opera at age six. This is also the age when he attempted a second suicide.
At age 13, he formulated a mathematical formula that proves the existence of One-Above-All and manifested the mutant ability to turn people to stone just by looking at them. The media dubbed him "The Gorgon", after the Gorgon of Greek mythology. Shortly after, he became the leader of a
Ikaris is a fictional character, a member of an alien race known as the Eternals in the Marvel Comics universe. Both Ikaris and the Eternals were created by Jack Kirby.
Ikaris first appeared in Eternals #1 (July 1976) and was created by Jack Kirby.
Ikaris was born over 20,000 years ago in Polaria, in the area now known as Siberia. He is the son of the Eternals Virako and Tulayn. His real birth name is unknown. Ikaris' mother Tulayn died when he was only 300 years old.
When the Second Host of the Celestials sank the Deviant Lemuria in what is known as the "Great Cataclysm," Ikaris guides a ship of humans to safety. The humans mistake Ikaris for a bird, and (per Marvel Universe history) he is memorialized as the dove that guided Noah to the Mountains of Ararat (Eternals vol. 1, #2).
Ikaris chose his name due to a tragic accident hundreds of years ago. While fighting the Deviants in ancient Greece, the man eventually known as Ikaris meets and weds a human woman. Together they bear a son named Icarus, who loves to soar with his father high above the seas and mountains of Greece. In time, the Eternal builds his son a set of mechanical wings so the boy can fly on his own.
When his father
Indra (Paras Gavaskar) is a fictional character who currently appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. A teenage mutant, Indra attended the Xavier Institute before its closing and is a member of the X-Men's training squad. He first appeared in New X-Men: Academy X #7.
Paras Gavaskar is an Indian mutant teenager. After enrolling at the Xavier Institute, Gavaskar was assigned to Alpha Squadron, a training squad mentored by Northstar; he was a top achiever in his classes. Indra and his fellow team members Anole, Loa, Rubbermaid, Network and Kidogo suffered a great loss when they were told that Northstar had been killed in the line of duty. The Alpha Squadron was unaware of Northstar's resurrection. Following the assumed death of Northstar, Karma was their advisor.
Following the events of House of M, almost all of the Institute's students were depowered, which led to the dissolution of the school's training squads. Indra was one of only twenty-seven students not to have lost his mutant abilities.
He participated in Emma Frost's Battle Royale which determined who will train to be an X-Man. Later, forty-two of Indra's former classmates died when their bus was attacked by
Gentle (Nezhno Abidemi) is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe, and a member of the student body of the Xavier Institute. He is one of only 27 students to have retained his powers after M-Day.
Prior to M-Day, he was part of Storm's unseen squad. He kept his powers in the wake of M-Day, and thus still resides at the Xavier Institute.
Emma Frost told him to step out from a sparring match to determine who would become the team of X-Men trainees.
It is later noted that Nezhno is from Wakanda, and he was the only student allowed to attend the wedding of Storm and the Black Panther.
Nezhno is among the students who are listening to Blindfold's story about Magik, Belasco and Limbo. He, with the other students are transported to Limbo. It is revealed that Nezhno's code-name is Gentle and he has the ability to temporarily increase the mass of his muscles.
During his return to the school after Limbo, Nezhno went into a deep meditative state to calm himself and to pray about his "violence" in defense of his friends. It was at this point that he revealed that his power was a dangerous one, and that it would eventually take his life. He also retained his calm while
Bushwacker (Carl Burbank) is a fictional character, a supervillain in the Marvel Comics Universe, who is primarily an enemy of Daredevil, although he has had dealings with the Punisher and Wolverine. He first appeared in Daredevil #248 (November 1987).
Originally a priest, Carl Burbank abandoned his vows following the drug-related deaths of young parishioners. He joined the C.I.A., which outfitted him with a cybernetic arm and made him an assassin under the codename "Bushwacker", but ultimately he became a freelancer.
At some point, an event took place that compelled Bushwacker to begin a war against all mutants. Bushwacker began hunting and assassinating mutants, most often those mutants whose abilities Bushwacker perceived as making them especially talented in "the arts". Bushwacker also claimed that he was paid large sums of money to kill mutants, but this has yet to be verified. Burbank's killing spree brought him into conflict with both Wolverine and Daredevil. Wolverine learned of Bushwacker's activities and began to hunt the killer himself. At the same time, Bushwacker's wife Marilyn believed her husband was insane and needed to be placed in a hospital. She sought aid from
Emma Grace Frost is a fictional character who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #129 (January 1980), and was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer John Byrne.
An urbane, mutant telepath with a well-noted dry wit initially known as the White Queen, Frost has evolved from one of the X-Men's most dangerous foes to one of its most central members.
The character placed #30 as Marvel's highest ranking female on Empire's Top 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters in 2008 and took 69th place on Wizard’s 200 Greatest Characters of All Time List in 2008, ranking ahead of other X-Men with more extensive histories. She was ranked fifth in Comics Buyer's Guide's 100 Sexiest Women in Comics list.
Actress January Jones portrays the character in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class.
From her initial appearance as the White Queen of the Hellfire Club, Frost appeared as an X-Men villain over the years. She frequently appeared in Uncanny X-Men and the original volume of the New Mutants alongside her Hellions.
In March 1986, Tom DeFalco, Mary Wilshire, and Steve Leialoha were the creative team for the four issue Firestar
Lilith Clay is a young superheroine who occasionally appears in DC Comic's Teen Titans titles.
Originally living in peace at home, Lilith started to manifest strange mental powers at the age of 13. She read her parents' minds to find she was adopted, then left home to try to find her birth parents. After some trouble, she ended up working as a dancer at the Canary Cottage disco. During this time, she encountered Loren Jupiter, and began to aid him in his cause.
Soon, Lilith approached the Teen Titans and asked to join. She saw premonitions involving a political figure, who inevitably died, proving her power. She then became a member of the Teen Titans.
Eventually, she left the team and resettled on the West Coast, where she started a new branch of the Titans (known as Titans West). She briefly dated one of her team members, Don Hall (Dove), before the team disbanded.
During the Terror of Trigon storyline (New Teen Titans, Vol. 2 #1-6), Lilith played a key role in tracking down the former Titan Raven, who was at that time possessed by her evil demonic father. Eventually, Lilith made some type of psychic connection with Raven's mentor, the goddess Azar, and hosted the souls of her
Red Panzer is the name used by four villains who have battled Wonder Woman and Donna Troy.
Nazi Helmut Streicher captured Batman, Flash and Green Lantern prior to the formation of the Justice Society. Later, he donned body armor and fought Wonder Woman during World War II. The armor survived the War and has been worn by three modern successors of Streicher.
The next Red Panzer was a neo-Nazi bent on upholding his beliefs on white supremacy. When his son was born, his coloring betrayed his bloodline. It was then revealed that Red Panzer's wife had African American blood in her; her great-great grandmother was a slave. Horrified at learning this, Red Panzer murdered his wife. His son was raised in foster homes.
Inspired by the Golden Age Red Panzer, he was a simple-minded Neo-Nazi villain who was killed during a battle with Wonder Woman and Troia.
Because of his alleged "black blood" from his mother's side, the child who was to become take up the name Red Panzer was put away for adoption by his neo-Nazi father. As a teen, he learned that his father, as the Red Panzer, was killed during a battle with Wonder Woman and Troia. Vowing revenge, the boy took the Panzer armor as his own and
For the cosmic entity who also went by the same name, see Aegis (Lady of All Sorrows)
Aegis (Trey Rollins) is a fictional African American superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created in 1999, first appearing in New Warriors vol. 2, #0. He then joined the second version of the New Warriors.
One day teenager Trey Rollins found a breastplate, the Aegis, and discovered it had magical powers. He created a costumed identity from his knowledge of Greek mythology and began calling himself Aegis. With his newfound powers, Aegis took it upon himself to protect his neighborhood from the gangs and criminals who menaced its residents. Aegis became a hero to the kids in Brooklyn who looked up to him.
Aegis later comes upon Nova who is battling Blastaar, a creature from the Negative Zone. He agrees to help Nova and the New Warriors defeat Blastaar and joins the newly-reformed group.
Later, on Mount Olympus, Athena revealed herself as the one who gave Aegis the breastplate, and she modified his costume, and he became her official champion. Aegis has made an appearance within an issue of Thunderbolts.
During Marvel's Civil War, Aegis, not registered, was being pursued by S.H.I.E.L.D.
Blindfold (Ruth Aldine) is a fictional character, a mutant and a member of the student body of the Xavier Institute in Marvel Comics' X-Men-related comic books. She first appeared in Astonishing X-Men, vol. 3 #7 and was created by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday.
Blindfold is a student at the Xavier Institute. She was first mentioned by Hisako Ichiki and Wing before their confrontation with Ord. Hisako and Wing both said she had a big mouth because she had read Wing's mind and informed Hisako of his dreams of one day becoming an X-Man. Wing was upset, but Hisako told him not to worry, as she wanted to be an X-Man too, and that Blindfold was just lonely. In her first actual appearance, the Stepford Cuckoos led her to Emma Frost and the rest of the X-Men to warn them of the coming of the Danger Room entity.
When M-Day hit, she was one of 27 students to maintain her powers. She was excused along with Wallflower, Ernst, and Gentle from Emma Frost's battle royale to determine who would train to be X-Men.
When Emma Frost was suffering from a bad case of survivor's guilt, Blindfold was found by Hisako "crying" in a restroom. While trying to comfort Blindfold, Blindfold tries to convince
Evil Superman (portrayed by Christopher Reeve) is a fictional supervillain utilized in Superman III. He is the original Superman turned evil when computer expert Gus Gorman gives him synthetic kryptonite. The formula he received to make synthetic kryptonite included known elements; however, 0.57% of the formula was unknown. He replaced this with tar, which made the synthetic crystal behave like red and black kryptonite, slowly turning Superman evil. The idea of an evil Superman came up when Pierre Spengler wanted to add a serious edge to the film's comic tone. Unfortunately, fans weren't impressed, and he ended up "touching a wrong nerve".
Superman slowly starts to turn evil soon after he is given the synthetic kryptonite. He becomes selfish, choosing to pursue Lana Lang although he has knowledge of a jackknifed truck on a nearby bridge. Superman's behavior progresses as he begins to commit acts of petty vandalism, including extinguishing the Olympic torch and straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Later, he agrees to destroy an oil tanker for Lorelei Ambrosia, Ross Webster's girlfriend and assistant, after the tanker's captain refuses to obey the ship computer's instructions
Fasaud (Sheikh Farouk Al-Fasaud), is a fictional character appearing in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. Fasaud is usually portrayed as a supervillain and initially appeared as an adversary of the Fantastic Four.
The character first appeared in Fantastic Four #308-310 (November 1987-January 1988) and was created by writer Steve Englehart and artist John Buscema. The character reappeared many years later in the second Union Jack limited series as a terrorist.
Fasuad received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89 #3.
Sheikh Farouk Al-Fasaud was the oil minister of the fictional country of Aqiria, and because of that position, he was one of the richest and most powerful men on the planet. Secretive, but very influential, Fasaud had sufficient international clout to influence organizations such as OPEC. This inspired a reporter named Gregory Dunbar to open an investigation. Dunbar uncovered information unsavory enough to prompt a full scale investigation by the news media.
This new media fixation, and the erosion of the secrecy behind which he had lived, brought his personal finances (both mundane and unsavory) to the attention of the public.
Feedback is a fictional character, a superhero created and originally portrayed by actor Matthew Atherton on the reality television series Who Wants to Be a Superhero?. As a result of winning the show, his character was made the subject of a Dark Horse Comics comic book written by Stan Lee. He also made a guest appearance in the original Sci Fi Channel movie Mega Snake. He also has his own audio series written by and starring Atherton, the first episode of which was produced in collaboration with amateur audio groups Darker Projects, and is now a continuing audio series hosted by BrokenSea Audio Productions.
Matthew Atherton is a software engineer from Las Cruces, NM. He quit his job to take part in the show. He was 34 years old during Season One. After the death of his father by suicide (when Matthew was 14), superheroes like Spider-Man became Matthew's role models. Atherton graduated from Grinnell College in 1995.
While working on a bio-organic computer system using organic computing, software engineer Matthew Atherton is caught in a large explosion that bombards his body with hi-tech cellular shrapnel. Atherton discovers that his body is generating a feedback field that shuts
In the Marvel Universe, there have been a number of fictional characters known as Golem. These include:
The Golem first appeared in Strange Tales vol. 1 #174 (June 1974), and was created by Len Wein and John Buscema.
The character subsequently appears in Strange Tales #176-177 (October, December 1974), Marvel Two-in-One #11 (September 1975), The Hood #3 (September 2002), #5-6 (November–December 2002), and Nick Fury's Howling Commandos #2 (February 2006).
Golem is a humanoid creature that was made in the sixteenth century by Judah Loew Ben Bezalel. It was made from purple stone or clay and protected the Jewish people from persecutors in Prague. In recent years it was reanimated by Professor Abraham Adamson’s life force as Abrahams died.
Golem later became a member of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Howling Commandos Monster Force.
Golem is 8' tall and has superhuman strength which it drew from the land as long as it is in contact with the Earth.
This character first appeared in Invaders vol. 1 #12 (January 1977) as Goldstein, and was created by Roy Thomas, Frank Robbins and Frank Springer; he appeared in Invaders #13 (February 1977) as Golem.
The character subsequently appears in The Invaders #2-4
Lightning Lord is a fictional supervillain published by DC Comics. The older brother of Lightning Lad and Lightning Lass of the Legion of Super-Heroes, he first appeared in Superman #147 (August 1961), and was created by Jerry Siegel and Curt Swan.
Lightning Lord (real name Mekt Ranzz) is a founding member of the Legion of Super-Villains.
A single birth on a planet where twin births are the norm, Lightning Lord developed an anti-social personality in response to his circumstance of not having a twin sibling. When the spacecraft which he was travelling in along with his younger brother and sister (Legion of Super-Heroes members Lightning Lad and Lightning Lass) ran into electrical difficulties, the Ranzz siblings were forced to land their craft on the planetoid Korbal. In an attempt to lure the local lightning beasts to recharge their battery, they were charged with electrical energy themselves, giving them the power to generate lighting. Given his newfound ability, Lightning Lord decided to turn to a life of crime.
He has an adversarial but protective relationship with his siblings, and during any given encounter will usually attempt to get one of them (usually his sister) to join
Ozymandias ( /ˌɒziˈmændiəs/ oz-ee-MAN-dee-əs) (real name Adrian Veidt) is a fictional character in the acclaimed comic book miniseries Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, published by DC Comics. Named Ozymandias in the manner of Ramesses II, he is a modified version of the comic book character Thunderbolt from Charlton Comics. His name recalls the famous poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, which takes as its theme the fleeting nature of empire and is excerpted as the epigraph of one of the chapters of Watchmen. Ozymandias made it to number 29 on Wizard's Top 200 Comic Book Characters list and also number 21 on IGN's Top 100 Villains list.
Adrian Veidt was born in 1939, the son of rich German immigrant parents. As a child, he received high grades in school, and it was noted that he was very intelligent. He then hid this information from his elders and peers by deliberately achieving average marks. After his parents' deaths, he inherited their substantial fortune at the young age of 17, but he chose to give it all to charity and embark on a vision quest, following the route of his childhood idol Alexander the Great. His rationale was that he wanted to be free from money and make
The Liberator is a fictional superhero from the Golden Age of Comics. His first appearance was in Exciting Comics #15 (December 1941), published by Nedor Comics. The character was later revived by writer Alan Moore for America's Best Comics.
The Liberator is the secret identity of Doctor Nelson Drew, a chemistry teacher at fictional Claflin University. He discovered an ancient Egyptian formula called Lamesis that gives him superhuman strength and speed. Drew uses his powers as The Liberator to fight Nazi saboteurs during World War II.
The Liberator debuted in Exciting Comics #15, and appeared regularly in that title and America's Best Comics (not to be confused with the later DC Comics imprint). His last Golden Age appearance was in Exciting Comics #35 (October 1944).
Alan Moore revived the Liberator, along with many other Nedor Comics characters that had entered the public domain, for his Tom Strong series. In Tom Strong #12 (June 2001), the Liberator was revealed to have been one of the members of SMASH that had been placed in suspended animation after an alien invasion from the moon in 1969. Awakened 30 years later, the Liberator joined his former comrades in the fight against
Ann O'Brien is a comic book superheroine created by American comic book artist Art Adams. Along with Axwell Tiberious, she is one of the two primary characters in Adams' Dark Horse Comics series Monkeyman and O'Brien.
The fictional character Ann O'Brien debuted in Dark Horse Presents #80 (December 1993) in a story titled "A Monkeyman & O'Brien Adventure: Tortorus". She next appeared in a backup story entitled "Who Are Monkeyman and O'Brien?" in Mike Mignola's 1994 series Hellboy: Seed of Destruction. The character made further appearances in several short stories in Dark Horse Presents, a three book limited series titled Monkeyman and O'Brien (1996), and a crossover miniseries Gen 13/Monkeyman and O'Brien (1998). The character's last published appearance was in 1999 in a comic strip in Dark Horse Extra, newspaper style comics fanzine.
Ann Darrow O'Brien is the daughter of eminent scientist and explorer, Professor William S. O'Brien. Missing for two years, Professor O'Brien left his daughter Ann and her assistant Akiko Oki living in his palatial Bay Area estate. To the surprise of many, the young Ann had been keeping the estate solvent. Ann's amoral half-sister Oniko (who left the
Blue Tracer is a Golden Age of comics superhero, created by Fred Guardineer and published by Quality Comics. His first appearance was in Military Comics #1 (August 1941).
Blue Tracer first appeared in issues 1 through 16 of Military Comics. The character was acquired by DC, along with the rest of Quality Comics' properties in the 1950s. However, the character had lapsed into public domain before that. The Blue Tracer has not been used by any company since his original publication, nor have his original adventures been reprinted, other than a Millennium Edition of his first appearance.
Blue Tracer's origin story is told in his first appearance, in Military Comics #1. William "Wild Bill" Dunn is an American engineer working with the army in a secluded section of Ethiopia. While working, his team is attacked by a group of supernatural beings named the M'bujies. The M'bujies wound Dunn and kill his teammates. Dunn is rescued by "Boomerang" Jones, an Australian soldier who had been given up for death and is now fighting his own private war against the Nazis. After Dunn regains his strength, the two men create a super-vehicle out of captured Nazi equipment that they name the Blue Tracer.
Maggott (Japheth), is a Marvel Comics superhero who was briefly a member of the X-Men. Created by writer Scott Lobdell and Joe Madureira, he first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #345 (June 1997).
A flamboyant South African mutant who spoke in exaggerated Afrikaans slang, Maggott was advertised as one of the strangest X-Men. His digestive system took the form of two slugs which could eat through practically any substance. After feeding, the slugs reentered Maggott's abdomen and passed nourishment into him, giving him incredible power.
Maggott was first seen as a mysterious mutant who is searching out the X-Men’s adversary Magneto for an unknown reason. His search led to Antarctica where Magneto was holding the X-Men captive. Maggott then joined up with the team and returned with them to their Westchester, New York headquarters.
For a short period of time, Maggott believed his companions were going off on their own and killing innocent people. He even tried to turn himself over to the police before being stopped by the X-Men. His companions turned out to be innocent, as the people had been slain by a faction of N'Garai, though they hated to be called so. These entities are a demonic-type
Rogue is a fictional character in most of the Marvel Comics award-winning X-Men related titles. She was created by author Chris Claremont and artist Michael Golden, and debuted in Avengers Annual #10 (November 1981) as a villain. An earlier story, intended for Ms. Marvel #25 (June 1979) went unpublished until 1992. Rogue was born as a mutant. More so than most, Rogue considers her powers a curse: she involuntarily absorbs and sometimes also removes the memories, physical strength, and (in the case of superpowered persons) the special and unique abilities of anyone she touches. For most of her life, this potentially fatal ability prevented her from making any physical contact with others, including her on-off romantic love interest, Gambit, but after many years Rogue finally gained full control over her mutant ability.
Hailing from Caldecott, Mississippi (a fictional county), Rogue is the X-Men's self-described southern belle. A runaway, she was adopted by Mystique of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and grew up as a villain. After Rogue permanently absorbed Ms. Marvel's psyche and Kree powers, she reformed and turned to the X-Men, fearing for her sanity. Writer Chris Claremont
The Witness is the name of at least three fictional, American comic-book characters, the first published by Timely Comics in the 1940s and the final two by its successor company, Marvel Comics.
The first Witness debuted in the eight-page story "The League of Blood" in the superhero anthology series Mystic Comics #7 (Dec. 1941), during the period fans and historians call the Golden Age of Comic Books. A costumed superhero in this incarnation, the character was created by writer Stan Lee, who wrote the stories under the pen name "S.T. Anley", and an unknown artist. This version of the character appeared in one story each in Mystic #7-9 (Dec. 1941 - May 1942).
A Timely character called The Witness also appeared, in a different costume, as the star of the eponymous comic The Witness #1 (Sept. 1948), in three stories written by Lee and drawn variously by Ken Bald and Syd Shores, with Charles Nicholas providing the cover. The Grand Comics Database lists this character as a different entity than the Mystic Comics version, while Jess Nevins' "A Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters" considers them the same man.. However, according to The Twelve #1' the Witness of World War II was put in
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Charmy Bee is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and a member of the Chaotix detective team. He is 6 years old (the youngest of all the Sonic characters tied with Cream), stands 70 cm (2' 3") in height and weights 10 kg (23 lbs), making him the lightest character in the series. His trademark is his flying helmet.
Charmy is hyperactive and scatter brained, but is the most friendly and optimistic of all the Chaotix crew. He shows a deep respect for Shadow in Shadow the Hedgehog. Due to his age, he is not as skilled a detective as Vector or Espio, but he is none the less valuable to the team. An example of his detective skills are collecting disks in Shadow the Hedgehog's Prison Island level.
Charmy, like many other Sonic characters, can run at super speed, but is mostly known for his flying ability, as he is the flight character in Sonic Heroes. He can use his stinger as a method of attack when he is alone and has the abilities to warp between flowers, helping him and his friends to get around obstacles and complete their mission more quickly. In the game, if the team does not get all of the items by the time they finish a zone, Charmy can activate a
Story Specific Appearances:A Death in the Family, Part Two
Jason Todd is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Jason first appeared in Batman #357 (March 1983) and became the second Robin, sidekick to the superhero Batman, when the previous Robin (Dick Grayson) went on to star in The New Teen Titans under the moniker of Nightwing.
Though initially popular, following a revamping of his origin by Max Allan Collins, the Jason Todd version of Robin as written by Jim Starlin was not well received by fans. For 1988's Batman: A Death in the Family storyline, DC Comics held a telephone poll to determine whether or not the character would die at the hands of the Joker, Batman's arch nemesis. The character was killed off by a vote of 5343 to 5271. Subsequent Batman stories dealt with Batman's guilt over not having been able to prevent Jason's death. However, in 2005's "Under the Hood" story arc, the character was resurrected, eventually becoming the second Red Hood and assuming a new role as an antihero who resembles Batman in many ways, except with a willingness to use lethal force and weapons.
In June 2010, Jason was featured in Red Hood: The Lost Days, a six-issue miniseries to coincide with the release of the
The Lifeform is a fictional character, a comic book supervillain in the Marvel Comics Universe. Created by Mike Baron and Neil Hansen, the character first appears in Punisher Annual #3, Vol. 1.
The Lifeform's alter-ego is George Prufrock, who, after exposure to an experimental virus, becomes the Lifeform, an insane and superpowerful being. Possessing two personalities, one a suicidal pacifist and the other an eternally hungry maniac, the Lifeform is in a state of constant mutation, with each of its appearances in the comics depicting it as less and less human-like.
The son of a wealthy, fanatical right-wing, Libertarian, in his youth, George, along with his sister Martha, is trained physically and mentally by their father in an attempt to prepare them for the world. After graduating from university, George, despite wanting to be an actor, becomes a scientist after being convinced to do so by his father, who also gets him a job at A.I.M. While working at A.I.M., George is forced into stealing an experimental virus, the Progamma virus, from a biotechnology lab, but in the middle of the robbery, is attacked by a guard, who he kills, though not before being exposed to some of the virus
Namora is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe. She is from Atlantis and is the daughter of an Atlantean father and a human mother. She is the cousin of Namor the Sub-Mariner.
Namora first appeared in Marvel Mystery Comics #82 (May 1947), and was created by Ken Bald and Syd Shores. She had her own comic book series, Namora #1-3, which ran from August–December 1948. While this title lasted only three issues, she regularly appeared with Namor in Marvel Mystery Comics and Sub-Mariner (and in the latter until the series ended in the mid-fifties).
The character was not seen again for some time until her first modern appearance in the Silver Age Sub-Mariner series, in Sub-Mariner #33 (January 1971). She made an appearance in Marvel Feature #2 (March 1972), but was killed off in flashback in Sub-Mariner #50 (June 1972).
Over the next 30 years, Namora appeared in a number of flashbacks and alternate reality stories, including What If? #9 (June 1978), The New Warriors Annual #1 (1991), What If? #47 (March 1993), The New Warriors #44 (February 1994), Avengers: Forever #4-5 (March–April 1999), and Marvel: The Lost Generation #3-2 (December 2000-January
The Plunderer is a fictional character, owned by Marvel Comics who exists in that company's shared universe, known as the Marvel Universe.
The character of the Plunderer was initially introduced in the Marvel comic book Daredevil issue #12 (January 1966), and was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. He was the brother of the character Ka-Zar, as revealed in his origin story in Daredevil #13.
He also made significant appearances in subsequent comics throughout the 60's, 70's, and early 80's, including Tales to Astonish #95–98 (September 1967–December 1967), Marvel Super-Heroes #19 (March 1969), Astonishing Tales #11 (April 1972), 17–20 (April 1973–June 1973), Fantastic Four #191 (February 1978), Rom #13 (December 1980), and Ka-Zar the Savage #31–33 (April, June, and August 1984). However, the character faded into obscurity for many years, until he served as a main antagonist for the first half of Ka-Zar's eponymous 1997 title by writer Mark Waid and artist Andy Kubert, from issues #1-10.
The Plunderer was apparently killed by the Punisher in Punisher War Journal #2 (February 2007) during Marvel's Civil War event. This led to a turning point in the storyline involving
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Espio the Chameleon (エスピオ・ザ・カメレオン, Esupio za Kamereon) is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog video game series and media franchise. He was created for the game Knuckles' Chaotix and his subtle color changing demonstrated the technical capabilities of the Sega 32X console. The character is a 16-year-old anthropomorphic purple chameleon with a cool but arrogant personality. He is one-sixth of the Chaotix team of private investigators.
Espio debuted as a player character in Knuckles' Chaotix, teaming up with Knuckles the Echidna and other characters to defeat Doctor Eggman. The character is also playable in Sonic the Fighters, Sonic Heroes, and Sonic Rivals 2, and makes non-playable appearances in other games. He is a recurring character in the comic book series Sonic the Comic and Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as the Sonic X anime. Espio has seen limited inclusion in Sonic merchandise. The character has received mixed critical response from sources such as Mega Zone and Sega Magazine.
Espio was created by Sonic Team for the video game Knuckles' Chaotix, as part of the newly introduced Chaotix team of private investigators. In the game, his color subtly changes while he
Invincible (Mark Grayson) is a superhero in the Image Comics Universe. Created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Cory Walker, the character first appeared in Tech Jacket #1 (October 2002), before graduating to his own self-titled regular series in 2003, as a title in Image's then-new superhero line.
Invincible is the teenaged son of Omni-Man, an extraterrestrial superhero of the Viltrumite race. Invincible inherited his father’s superhuman strength and ability to fly and he has sworn to protect the Earth. He has had trouble adjusting to his newfound powers and coping with the reality of his origins.
While Robert Kirkman has been the sole writer of the series, Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley have contributed the art. Cory Walker co-created the book and provided art from #1 to #7. Ryan Ottley assumed art duties with issue #8 and has been pencilling since. Kirkman has provided back-up space for a few aspiring comic creators, most notably Benito Cereno and Nate Bellegarde.
Mark Sebastian Grayson is the son of Nolan Grayson (Omni-Man) and Deborah Grayson. When Mark was seven years old, Nolan reveals that he is a Viltrumite, a race of peaceful explorers, and had come to Earth to help
Himura Kenshin (緋村 剣心), known as Kenshin Himura in the English-language anime dubs, is a fictional character as well as the main protagonist from the Rurouni Kenshin manga created by Nobuhiro Watsuki, as well as the related media in the franchise. When creating Kenshin, Watsuki designed him to be the physical opposite of Hiko Seijūrō, a character that appears in Watsuki's first one-shot manga, "Crescent Moon in the Warring States"; a character with the same name appears in Rurouni Kenshin as Kenshin's swordsmanship teacher.
Kenshin's story is set in a fictional version of Japan during the Meiji period. Kenshin is a former legendary assassin known as "Hitokiri Battōsai" (人斬り抜刀斎) (rendered as Battousai the Manslayer in the Media Blasters English anime dub, as Battousai: The Slasher in the Sony English dub, and as The Unsheather on the Japanese kanzenban covers), more properly named Himura Battōsai (緋村抜刀斎). At the end of the Bakumatsu, he becomes a wandering samurai, now wielding a sakabatō (逆刃刀, lit. "reverse-blade sword"), a katana that has the cutting edge on the inwardly curved side of the sword, thus being nearly incapable of killing. Kenshin wanders the countryside of Japan
Steel (John Henry Irons), also known as the Man of Iron, is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Universe. First appearing in The Adventures of Superman #500 (June 1993), he is the second character known as Steel and was created by Louise Simonson and artist Jon Bogdanove. Aspects of the character are clearly inspired by the African American folk hero John Henry, as well as Superman.
Doctor John Henry Irons was a brilliant weapons engineer for AmerTek Industries, who eventually became disgusted when the BG-60, a powerful man-portable energy cannon he had designed, fell into the wrong hands and was used to kill innocent people. As the company would have coerced him to retain his services, John faked his death, and eventually came to Metropolis. While working a construction job high up on a skyscraper, he fell off while saving a friend from the same fate. His own life was saved by none other than Superman. When John Irons asked how he could show his gratitude, Superman told him to "live a life worth saving." During Superman's fatal battle against Doomsday, Irons attempted to help Superman fight the deadly menace by picking up a sledge hammer, but was buried in rubble amidst
Isaiah Crockett (currently known as Hot Spot, formerly Joto, and originally named Slagger) is a fictional character in publications from DC Comics. The character is a superhero and a former member of the Teen Titans.
Isaiah's mother was already pregnant with him when she married Judge Crockett, who was unaware that the unborn child was half-alien (part Human and part H'San Natall). At age 16, Isaiah qualified to enter college, but on his first day at Ivy University, he and two other students (Toni Monettia who would later become Argent, and Cody Driscoll who would later become Risk) were abducted by the H'san Natall. Also abducted was The Atom, who was caught in the energy stream as well. On board the alien ship, they rescued the Earth girl who would later become Prysm, and from there they escaped. During these events, the students learned that they were all half H'san Natall. They stayed together and formed another incarnation of the Teen Titans.
Isaiah initially took up the name Slagger, but his father suggested another codename, Joto, which is Swahili for "heat". During a battle with Haze (Jarrod Jupiter), he was badly burned. Before he died, he touched Prysm on the cheek,
Piccolo (ピッコロ, Pikkoro) is a character, a superhero from the Dragon Ball manga, authored by Akira Toriyama. Piccolo was first introduced as the reincarnation of the evil King Piccolo in chapter #167 The Tenka'ichi Budokai Disturbance (波乱の天下一武道会, Haran no Tenkaichi Budōkai) first published in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on April 4, 1988, making him a demon and archrival of the primary protagonist, Goku. However, it is later revealed that he is from the race of alien beings called Namekians. After Goku defeats Piccolo, Piccolo decides to team up with Goku and his friends in order to beat newer, more dangerous threats. He also trains Goku's first child Gohan, and they form a strong bond.
Around the start of the Namek Saga, it's revealed that Piccolo's name means "New World" in the Namekian language.
Piccolo, along with his father, was created by Toriyama as he wanted to have a villain who would be a true "bad guy." Prior to their creation, nearly all the previous villains in the series were considered too likable. After creating Piccolo as the new villain, he noted that it was one of the most interesting parts of the stories and that he, and his son, became one of the favorite
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
A powerful, bulky and short tempered colossus who bears a slight resemblance to Big the Cat, Storm the Albatross is Knuckles' rival on the side of the Babylon Rogues. This power-packed force of nature is Jet's right hand man and the muscle behind the Babylon Rogues. He has a quick temper and may stutter when he's flustered. Storm is very clumsy, which tends to cause embarrassment for himself, Jet and Wave. After he loses to Knuckles in Egg Factory, a humiliated Wave insults him by commenting that Storm sucks. He has a very bulky body and small eyes, and is not very fast. He rides a board known as the Type S. He has very little speed ability, relying on pure raw power. In the introduction to Story Mode, Knuckles manages to knock Storm flying and off the Type S, but he escapes by holding onto the Type W. Sonic then rides Type S to chase the Rogues. Storm has a bigger role in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, and has more stages in story mode than he did in the previous game. He took it upon himself to chase down Amy Rose in order to take the Ark of Cosmos from her. Storm is played by Dan Green, who notably also plays Knuckles, in English and Kenji Nomura in Japanese.
The Weird is a fictional DC Comics character created by Jim Starlin and Bernie Wrightson. He first appeared in his own self-titled miniseries The Weird in 1988.
The Weird appeared in the eponymous mini-series.
The character returned in a number of series written by Starlin: the 2006 Mystery in Space series, Rann-Thanagar Holy War (2008) and the 2009 Strange Adventures series.
A being of pure energy from an alternate dimension, The Weird was a member of a race known as the Zarolatts. For years, his people had been exploited as energy sources by a cruel race known as the Macrolatts. However, for some unknown reason, The Weird did not share the docile acceptance of the rest of his race. When the Macrolatts sought to bridge the dimensional gap and attack other realms, The Weird knew he had to act. Escaping through a portal to another world, The Weird found himself on the planet Earth.
Seeking a corporeal form to contain his energy, he possessed the body of a dead man named Walter Langley. This produced a composite form which contained both The Weird's memories and traces of Langley's. In this shape, he sought out Earth's superheroes for aid and was dubbed "The Weird" by the Blue
The White Rabbit is a fictional character in Lewis Carroll's book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. He appears at the very beginning of the book, in chapter one, wearing a waistcoat, and muttering "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!" Alice follows him down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. Alice encounters him again when he mistakes her for his housemaid Mary Ann and she becomes trapped in his house after growing too large. The Rabbit shows up again in the last few chapters, as a herald-like servant of the King and Queen of Hearts.
In his article "Alice on the Stage," Carroll wrote "And the White Rabbit, what of him? Was he framed on the "Alice" lines, or meant as a contrast? As a contrast, distinctly. For her 'youth,' 'audacity,' 'vigour,' and 'swift directness of purpose,' read 'elderly,' 'timid,' 'feeble,' and 'nervously shilly-shallying,' and you will get something of what I meant him to be. I think the White Rabbit should wear spectacles. I'm sure his voice should quaver, and his knees quiver, and his whole air suggest a total inability to say 'Boo' to a goose!"
Overall, the White Rabbit seems to shift back and forth between pompous behavior toward his underlings, such as
Graviton (real name Franklin Hall) is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Avengers #158 (April 1977) and was created by Jim Shooter and Sal Buscema.
Franklin Hall is a physicist involved in an experiment in a private research facility in the Canadian Rockies. A mistake in Hall's calculations causes graviton particles to merge with his own molecules, and Hall later discovers that he can mentally control gravity. Hall at first tries to hide his newfound ability, but becomes tempted by the potential power, and donning a costume adopts the alias "Graviton."
When Graviton takes over the research facility and forbids all communications with the outside world, a fellow scientist sends a distress signal to the superhero team the Avengers. A furious Graviton then lifts the facility several thousands of feet into the sky and threatens to kill the scientist. The Avengers then arrive and attack, but with the exception of the Black Panther are all defeated when trapped in a gravity field. The Panther escapes and summons the thunder god Thor, who battles Graviton to a standstill until Graviton is tricked into thinking a
Henri Ducard is a fictional character in the Batman comic book universe. Created by Sam Hamm, Ducard's first appearance was in Detective Comics #599 (April 1989), part of the "Blind Justice" story arc. Sam Hamm was the screenwriter of the 1989 Batman film and was asked by Batman comic editor Denny O'Neil to guest write a story arc in Detective Comics, within the arc he created the character of Henri Ducard. The character was later amalgamated with Ra's al Ghul as the main villain in the film Batman Begins, a reboot of the Batman franchise Hamm had helped originate.
In the comics, Bruce Wayne approaches Ducard for training in Paris, during his early days traveling the world. Ducard, a knowledgeable detective with excellent man-hunting skills, imparts much of his knowledge to the young, keen Bruce.
Later in the series, it is revealed that Ducard is largely amoral, working for criminals as often as he does the law. He deduces Batman's secret identity, but keeps it to himself, thinking, as he leaves, that Batman continues to exist because true criminals realize he distracts the people from the greater crimes by his public battle against lesser crimes.
Ducard has also worked with the
Regular Featured Appearances:John Carter, Warlord of Mars
John Carter is a fictional character, created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, who appears in Burroughs' Barsoom novels. Although he is actually a Virginian from Earth and only a visitor to Mars, he is sometimes known as John Carter of Mars, in reference to the setting in which his major deeds are recorded. His character is enduring, having appeared in various media since his 1912 debut in a magazine serial. The 2012 Disney-made feature film John Carter marks the centenary of the character's first appearance.
John Carter was the lead character in the first novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, set on a fictionalized version of Mars known as Barsoom. Written between July and September 28, 1911, the novel was serialized as Under the Moons of Mars in the pulp magazine The All-Story from February to July 1912. It later appeared as a complete novel only after the success of Burroughs' Tarzan series. For its October 1917 hardcover publication by A.C. McClurg & Company, the novel was retitled A Princess of Mars.
Carter reappeared in subsequent volumes of the series, most prominently in the second (The Gods of Mars, 1918), the third (The Warlord of Mars, 1919), the eighth (Swords of Mars, 1936), the
Zzzax is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in The Incredible Hulk #166 (August 1973) and was created by Steve Englehart and Herb Trimpe.
Debuting in the title The Incredible Hulk, Zzzax is a humanoid creature formed from electricity by an act of sabotage at a Con Ed nuclear power plant in New York City. A group of terrorists destroying the dynamos started a chain reaction that causes a rapid build in energy, which takes on a life of its own and absorbs the minds of the terrorists and several engineers. By using the electrical energy from their brains, the entity is able to achieve humanoid form and sentience. Calling itself Zzzax, the entity fights the Hulk and the hero Hawkeye before being defeated.
The character returns to the title Hulk and repeats its behavior at a research center in Chicago. The Hulk battles the entity to a standstill before several scientists shut down the process that creates Zzzax. Zzzax reappears in the title Luke Cage, Power Man, and hunts the men responsible for its last defeat. Cage defeats the entity, but not before it kills one of the scientists. Zzzax returns in the title Hulk to
Victor von Doom of Latveria (also known as Doctor Doom of Latveria) is a fictional character who appears in Marvel Comics publications. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962) wearing his trademark metal mask and green cloak. The son of a gypsy witch named Cynthia Von Doom, Doctor Doom is a recurring supervillain, archenemy of the Fantastic Four, and leader of the fictional nation of Latveria. He is both a genius inventor and a sorcerer, and has served as a primary antagonist and occasional protagonist in the Marvel continuity since his creation. While Doom's chief opponents have been the Fantastic Four, he has also frequently battled Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Punisher, Blade, Iron Man, and the Silver Surfer, among others.
Doctor Doom has been featured in other Marvel-endorsed media such as feature films; video games; television series and merchandise such as action figures and trading cards. Doom was ranked as the 4th Greatest Villain by Wizard on its 100 Greatest Villains of All Time list. IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time ranked Doom as #3.
Like many of Marvel's
Story Specific Appearances:The Punisher Strikes Twice
Primary Universe:Marvel Universe
Mary Jane Watson, often shortened to MJ, is a fictional supporting character appearing originally in Marvel comic books and later in multiple spin-offs and dramatizations of the Spider-Man titles as the best friend, love interest, and one-time wife (as Mary Jane Watson-Parker) of Peter Parker, the alter ego of Spider-Man. This was after the tragic death of Gwen Stacy, and initially upon her introduction, she had a friendly rivalry with Gwen for Peter's affections. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Romita, Sr., after a few partial appearances and references, her first full appearance was in The Amazing Spider-Man #42 (November 1966). She was ranked 43rd in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" list.
In the 2002-2007 Spider-Man trilogy, Mary Jane was played by actress Kirsten Dunst as Spider-Man's main love interest.
Mary Jane is depicted as an extremely beautiful, green-eyed redhead, and has been the primary romantic interest of Peter Parker for the last twenty years, although initially competing with others for his affection, most prominently with Gwen Stacy and the Black Cat. Mary Jane's relatively unknown early life was eventually explored in The Amazing
The Monitor is a fictional character created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez as one of the main characters of DC Comics' Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series.
The character began appearing, along with his assistant Lyla, in numerous DC Comics titles beginning in 1982, three years before the Crisis began in July 1985; these appearances made it seem that he was some sort of weapons dealer for supervillains. This was all part of the setup Wolfman and the staff of DC Comics planned for the Crisis, showing the Monitor currying favor with villains such as Maxie Zeus, prior to calling on the heroes. The Monitor was depicted in the shadows for all of his appearances in DC's mainstream superhero titles, and his face was first revealed in one of their few remaining non-superhero titles, the war comic G.I. Combat issue #274.
Thirteen billion years ago, the Multiverse was born due to tampering with the creation of the universe by Krona, a scientist from the planet Maltus who was attempting to see the beginning of the universe. As a result of his actions, an infinite number of parallel universes were brought into existence side by side, separated only by minuscule vibrational
Night Nurse is the name of a Marvel Comics comic-book series published in the early 1970s, as well the nom de guerre of a fictional character, Linda Carter, known for her willingness to help injured superheroes. Carter was one of three central characters created by writer Jean Thomas, who first appeared in Night Nurse #1 (November 1972), though she was later identified as the lead of another Marvel series published in 1961.
Carter later adopted the name "Night Nurse" for herself, and in this incarnation, first appeared as Night Nurse in Daredevil vol. 2, #58 (May 2004), written by writer Brian Michael Bendis. Although she uses the word "nurse" as part of her codename, she has since claimed to be a medical doctor.
Night Nurse was a Marvel Comics title that lasted four issues cover-dated November 1972 to May 1973. The medical drama / romance series focused on the adventures of three female roommates who worked the night shift at the fictional Metropolitan General Hospital in New York City: Linda Carter, Georgia Jenkins, and Christine Palmer.
Night Nurse was introduced in one of a trio of Marvel Comics aimed at a female audience, alongside Claws of the Cat and Shanna the She-Devil.
Rockslide (Santo Vaccarro) is a fictional character, a mutant superhero and member of the X-Men in the Marvel Comics Universe. He is a student in the Xavier Institute and a member of the former Hellions squad therein. After M-Day, he was one of only 27 students to retain his powers. He is best friends with Julian Keller and is extremely close to and protective of Mercury. Despite his earlier appearances as a stereotypical bully, he has evolved into a good-natured (though extremely boastful) and fiercely protective friend to most of the school's students.
An Italian-American mutant from Boston, Santo was sent to the Xavier Institute where he befriended Julian and the would-be Hellions. He was originally advised by Iceman, but was selected by Emma Frost to be part of her prized Hellions squad. Santo and the rest of the Hellions went on to win the Field Tournament and were declared the best squad at the end of the school year. Santo dreams of being a super-human wrestling star and enjoys murder-mystery television programs (such as Medium starring Patricia Arquette and Murder, She Wrote). He is also a fan of Dance Dance Revolution.
During the summer vacation, Julian, from a well-to-do
The Stepford Cuckoos are a set of fictional mutant psychically linked quintuplets (Celeste Cuckoo, Esme Cuckoo, Irma "Mindee" Cuckoo, Phoebe Cuckoo, and Sophie Cuckoo). The alphabetical order of the Cuckoos' first names corresponds with their ages, with Celeste being the firstborn and Sophie being the youngest. Originally calling themselves the Five-in-One, with the deaths of Esme and Sophie the remaining sisters are now known as the Three-in-One.
They are students at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning and appear in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
First appearing in New X-Men, vol. 1 #118, they were created by Grant Morrison. Their origin, as the artificially created "daughters" of Emma Frost, is revealed in X-Men: Phoenix—Warsong.
Esme and Sophie were among the feature characters in the 2011 two-issue limited series Chaos War: X-Men.
As revealed in the first issue of X-Men: Phoenix—Warsong, the sisters are grown from ova cells harvested from telepath and then villain Emma Frost while she lay comatose after a Sentinel attack that killed her students, the original Hellions, and are only five of many cloned daughters. The remaining hundreds (if not thousands) of clones
The Defuser is a fictional character, a superhero created and originally portrayed by Austin, Texas police detective Jarrett Crippen on the reality television series Who Wants to Be a Superhero?. As a result of winning the show in its second season, his character is the subject of a Dark Horse Comics comic book written by Jeremy Barlow with art by Kajo Baldisimo and appeared in a SyFy Original movie entitled Lightning Strikes in 2009.
The Defuser is an expert paramilitary superhero who uses non-lethal weaponry and gadgets to stop villains. He has the unique ability to function at 110 percent (this boosts his speed, strength, agility, reflexes, hearing, and eyesight) making him slightly more formidable than virtually any single foe. He has a night vision to a range of 60 feet. The Defuser has two weaknesses; bright light (he must wear protective eyewear or he risks being blinded), and he does not harm villains too badly with guns or any other lethal weapons. His arch enemies are drug dealers. His catchphrase is, "When the Defuser's around, the bad guys are going down!"
In The Defuser's Dark Horse comic, he fought a plane full of hijackers hand-to-hand to save the passengers, which
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Amy Rose (エミー・ローズ, Emī Rōzu), known earlier as Rosy the Rascal, is a video game character who appears in most of the Sonic the Hedgehog series developed by Sega's Sonic Team. She made her debut appearance in Sonic CD (1993). Amy Rose was created by Kazuyuki Hoshino and based on one of Kenji Terada's characters. She was redesigned by Yuji Uekawa for Sonic Adventure. She is a happy-go-lucky pink, female, anthropomorphic hedgehog who is obsessed with the series' title character and protagonist, Sonic, even going so far as to declare herself his girlfriend. She has chased Sonic since her debut in 1993, and has been trying to win his heart in everything from the series' games to animated TV shows and comics. She is also one of the series' most popular characters, coming in fifth place in an official popularity poll.
Like Sonic and other characters in the series, Amy is significantly shorter and lighter than humans her same age. She is 12 years old and 90 cm (2 ft 11in) tall. She was originally described as being 8 years old in Sonic CD, but as of Sonic Adventure and onwards, she has grown older. Also, with the addition of Cream the Rabbit, Amy seems to have found herself a sidekick
Force is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Prince Namor, the Savage Sub-Mariner #67 (Nov. 1972) and was created by Steve Gerber and Don Heck.
Clayton Wilson first appears in the title Prince Namor, the Savage Sub-Mariner a graduate student at Empire State University working as a research assistant to scientist Dr. Damon Walters, who develops a prototype device for creating a protective force field. Wilson steals the prototype force field generator, creates a battle-suit that incorporates it, and adopts the alias "Force". The character then goes on a rampage through New York City until defeated by hero Namor the Sub-Mariner.
Force retreats and appears in the title Iron Man, having become a professional criminal, working for crime boss Justin Hammer in exchange for modifications to his suit. Force and a group of mercenaries hijack the yacht of industrialist Tony Stark (the alter ego of Iron Man) and take several hostages. Iron Man, however, tracks the yacht, defeats Force and his men and rescues the hostages.
Wilson eventually reappears in the title Iron Man, and decides to reform. Hammer, however, traps the
Jericho (Joseph William Wilson) is a fictional character, originally a superhero who was a member of the Teen Titans in the acclaimed 1980s period of The New Teen Titans by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, published by DC Comics. Since the early 1990s, Jericho has gone through periods of both sanity and insanity.
Jericho was created in the early 1980s, a few years after Marv Wolfman and George Pérez relaunched the Teen Titans series, turning it into a major hit for DC Comics. At the time, Wolfman and Pérez were interested in distancing the team from the Justice League, many of whose members had been mentors to the Titans. This meant introducing new characters such as the mystical Raven and the technological Cyborg, as well as changing some of the existing characters, such as having Dick Grayson trade in his identity as Robin in favor of Nightwing. Jericho was part of this process of establishing the team as its own creature rather than, in Pérez' words, a "Justice Little League". Marv Wolfman had had decided on the name, which he got from an unused character from the previous Titans series, and with the idea of Jericho being the son of Deathstroke the Terminator, then the primary
Freefall is the code name of a fictional comic book character Roxanne "Roxy" Spaulding from Wildstorm Comics. She is a member of the superhero team Gen¹³.
Roxy is the daughter of Team 7 member Alex Fairchild and Gloria Spaulding. The two met when Alex was a soldier, stationed at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Gloria was the daughter of the base commander. Despite her father's dislike of Alex, Gloria and Alex grew close, but soon Alex was called away on another secret mission. Gloria, who had become pregnant, had no way of contacting him. Gloria later married another man and told everyone, including her daughter Roxanne, that the child was merely her stepchild.
Details on Roxy's life before coming to Project: Genesis are sketchy. But a picture of her past can be gleaned from comments Freefall makes over the course of the series.
During a dream sequence Roxy is called "trailer trash" by classmates from her Catholic school. This, along with Roxy's habit of sometimes wearing a crucifix necklace and comments during some conversations confirmed that she was raised a Catholic, though her behaviour indicates that she is a lapsed Catholic.
Freefall tends to speak with something
Hobgoblin is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.
Hobgoblin is a warrior, a long-time member of the Royal Elite of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard. He joined in the Imperial Guard's battle on behalf of Emperor D'Ken on a nameless Shi'ar Empire planet, and attacked the X-Men. On Deathbird's behalf, he later joined the Imperial Guard members in battle against Excalibur and the Starjammers.
As Shapeshifter, he later impersonated a Shi'ar Commander during the Kree-Shi'ar War, and persuarded the Shi'ar praetor to attack the Avengers. He then impersonated Doctor Minerva in order to capture Captain Atlas.
He was killed by Vulcan along with many other Imperial Guard members.
Hobgoblin's powers are the natural ability of his race, as a shapeshifter of the Chameleoid race. He has the ability to change his shape, size, and physical appearance at will. He can even change his mass by drawing additional mass from another dimension or dispatching unnecessary mass into the same dimension. Apparently he can take on the physical abilities of any living creature whose physical appearance he imitates. His ability to duplicate the physical abilities of creatures may involve psionic scanning of the
Jimmy Woo is a fictional, Chinese-American secret agent in the Marvel Comics comic-book universe. Created by EC Comics writer Al Feldstein and artist Joe Maneely, the character first appeared in Yellow Claw #1 (Oct. 1956) from Atlas Comics, the 1950s predecessor of Marvel.
Jimmy Woo was the hero of an espionage series Yellow Claw, named for his antagonist, a "yellow peril" Communist mandarin. While the short-lived series named after that villain ran only four issues (Oct. 1956 - April 1957), it featured art by Maneely, Jack Kirby, and John Severin.
Kirby took over as writer-artist with issue #2 — inking his own pencil art there and in the following issue, representing two of the very rare occasions on which he did so. On the final issue, Kirby's bold lines and dynamic compositions were given uncharacteristic grittiness by the scratchy inks of Western- and war-comics veteran Severin. Also unusually for a Kirby book, other artists drew the covers: Severin on #2 and #4, Bill Everett on #3.
Well regarded for its relatively mature storyline and in particular for Maneely's exquisitely atmospheric art, the book nevertheless failed to find an audience. Its influence rippled as the Yellow
Geheneris Hala´son Mahr Vehl or Mahr Vehl, is a fictional character, an alien superhero in the Ultimate Marvel universe.
The character is the Ultimate version of Mar-Vell and was created by writer Warren Ellis and penciller Steve McNiven and first appears in Ultimate Secret #1 (March 2005).
Mahr Vehl is a member of the Kree, an alien race. He is a "Pluskommander" -- described by him as being equivalent to captain -- in the Kree's interstellar fleet, the Kree Void Navy. Mahr Vehl is also a member of the Halason family, who according to Kree religion are God's chosen. Mahr Vehl denies this view and insists that his ancestor, Hala, was not a God -- rather simply a man who believed that all that innocent life was worth saving. Although initially a spy sent to Earth in an attempt to prevent humans from developing interstellar travel, it is for this reason that Mahr Vehl abandons his mission. He adopts the identity of physicist Dr. Philip Lawson, and aids the human scientists in the development of an interstellar engineering program at a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. installation in New Mexico.
When the Kree attack the installation, Mahr Vehl is forced to reveal himself and battle the attackers.
The Phalanx are a fictional cybernetic species in the Marvel Comics universe. They have come in conflict with the X-Men and related groups on several occasions. They form a hive mind, linking each member by a telepathy-like system.
The Phalanx were created by writer Scott Lobdell and given definitive design by artist Joe Madureira. They owe much in concept and appearance to the original Technarchy (by writer Chris Claremont and artist Bill Sienkiewicz). Although appearing in prototype variations in earlier issues, the Phalanx first appeared in their full form in Uncanny X-Men #312 (May 1994).
The term phalanx (Greek: φάλλαγα, phālanga) (plural phalanxes or phalanges (Greek: φάλλαγες, phālanges)) is a rectangular military formation, usually composed entirely of heavy infantry armed with spears, pikes, or similar weapons, particularly in Ancient Greek warfare. The term can also refer more generally to a wall of separate parts which forms a whole unit, and it is in this sense that it fits the fictional alien race.
Phalanx are formed when organic lifeforms are infected with the Technarchy's techno-organic transmode virus. They pass through a lifecycle attempting to infect others before
Maxima is a fictional character from the DC Comics Superman titles. She was created by writer Roger Stern and artist George Pérez.
Oldest child of the Royal family of the planet Almerac, the fiery-tempered Maxima came to Earth in search of a suitable mate to sire her heir, leaving behind Ultraa, her betrothed. Maxima's first appearance in Metropolis was not actually her but a simulacrum of her brought to Earth by her servant Sazu, who took it upon herself to convince Superman to be her mate. The simulacrum was destroyed and Sazu imprisoned. The real Maxima then appeared to free Sazu and came face to face with Superman. She and Superman, she argued, were genetically compatible; she could "give him what no Earth woman could - children". She was infuriated when Superman rejected her offer, saying he had no desire to father despots.
Maxima later found herself reluctantly working with Brainiac who had destroyed Almerac with the Warworld. She turned against him, and helped Earth's heroes defeat him, subsequently joining a reformed Justice League for her own reasons. When League helped her save Almerac from Starbreaker, the planet's ruling council exiled her. As a Leaguer, she helped in
Aquagirl is the name of several fictional characters featured as superheroines in the comic books and other media produced by DC Comics.
Lisa Morel is introduced in Adventure Comics #266 (November 1959) as one of several violet-eyed Atlantean children born unable to adapt to the watery world. They had been sent to the surface in waterproof lifeboats so they might survive among land-dwellers, and Lisa had been adopted by the scientist Dr. Hugo Morel and his wife. With Aquaman in danger, Lisa's water-breathing and telepathic powers awaken; she makes herself a costume identical to Aquaman's, takes on the name "Aquagirl" and fights alongside him. However, her new-found powers are short-lived, and she loses them permanently. This is the first and last appearance of the character.
Selena is a young Poseidonis teenager who temporarily teams up with Aquaman under the name "Aqua-Girl" in World's Finest Comics #133 (May 1963) to make her former boyfriend jealous; she succeeds, making Aqualad jealous of her temporary status as Aquaman's sidekick as well. This is the first and last appearance of the character.
Tula is introduced in Aquaman Vol. 1 #33 (May–June 1967). After losing her parents
Cell (セル, Seru) is a fictional supervillain and the third main antagonist in the Dragon Ball universe created by Akira Toriyama that he described in the Android arc of the series, after the studio responsible for the publication of the material he wrote was dissatisfied with his previous concepts for enemies to the main cast of the series.
In the anime and manga, Cell is an artificial life form created using cells from several of the main characters in the series. During the course of his appearance, he undergoes several transformations that require him to absorb two other lifeforms, the androids #17 and #18.
After Kazuhiko Torishima, Toriyama's former editor during Dr. Slump and early Dragon Ball, expressed dissatisfaction with first Androids 19 and 20, and later Androids 17 and 18, as villains, Toriyama finally came up with Cell. Toriyama has stated some kind of regret regarding the creation of Cell, since he does not like characters that require rastering. In addition he did not initially plan for the character to be able to transform, but was forced to give him this ability after his then-current editor, Yuu Kondou, described Cell as "looking ugly".
Cell is an artificial life
Drax the Destroyer (Arthur Douglas) is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Mike Friedrich and writer/artist Jim Starlin, the character first appeared in Iron Man #55 (February 1973).
Arthur Douglas was a human whose family was attacked and killed by the supervillain Thanos. Needing a champion to combat Thanos, the being known as Kronos took Arthur's spirit and placed it in a powerful new body, and Drax the Destroyer was born. Drax's powers included enhanced strength and resilience, flight, and the ability to project energy blasts from his hands. The character often battled Thanos, and on occasion the superheroes Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock. He was also a member of the group known as the Infinity Watch.
In 2004, the character lost his flight and energy blasts, and a portion of his strength and resilience. This version of the character played a role in the crossover comic book events Annihilation and Annihilation: Conquest, and became a member of the relaunched Guardians of the Galaxy. He has been featured in a variety of associated Marvel merchandise, including animated television series, toys, trading cards, and video
Jakeem Thunder (Jakeem Johnny Williams), initially called J.J. Thunder, is a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe, a member of the superhero team the Justice Society of America. Jakeem first appeared in Flash (vol. 2) #134 (February 1998), and was created by Grant Morrison, Mark Millar and Paul Ryan.
Jakeem Johnny Williams is a precocious teenager from Keystone City -- home of Jay Garrick (the original Flash) and Wally West (one of Garrick's successors). Jakeem's mother left his father while she was still pregnant with the boy and he was orphaned when his mother died of cancer. His aunt Lashawn was then granted custody and his father, Phil, never knew (and still does not know) about his birth. Jakeem became a self-reliant latchkey kid who grew up on the streets and adopted a tough, foul-mouthed attitude in order to survive.
When Johnny Thunder began to lose control over his "genie" Thunderbolt, because of his declining mental health, he put the genie inside an ink pen. Without knowing its danger, Jay Garrick gave the pen to Jakeem.
Soon thereafter, the world was threatened by Lkz, a blue genie similar to the Thunderbolt but evil in nature. The Justice League of America and
Story Specific Appearances:The Sandman: Dream Country
Puck, also known as Robin Goodfellow, is a character in William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream that was based on the ancient figure in English mythology, also called Puck.
Numerous people that have read A Midsummer Night's Dream appear confused about whether Puck's intentions are deliberately done to try to mock and insult others for his own amusements, or because he is generally careless. Puck is a clever, mischievous elf or sprite that personifies the trickster or the wise knave. In the play, Shakespeare introduces Puck as the "shrewd and knavish sprite" and "that merry wanderer of the night" in some scenes it would seem that he is longing for freedom and he is also a jester to Oberon, the fairy king. Puck and ""Bottom"" are the only two characters who interact and progress the three central stories in the whole play, Puck is the one who is first introduced in the fairies story and creates the drama of the lover's story by messing up who loves whom, as well as placing the ass on Bottom's head in his story. Similarly Bottom is performing in a play in his story intending it to be presented in the lover's story as well as interacting with Titania in the fairies' story
Rotor the Walrus is a fictional character and a protagonist from the Sonic the Hedgehog animated series, as well as the ongoing comic book series Sonic the Hedgehog, both based on the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. He is a purple, male, anthropomorphic walrus who serves as the Freedom Fighters' resident mechanic and inventor. Rotor created many of Knothole Village's surveillance and security systems. Although a bit clumsy, Rotor has proven himself valiant and courageous throughout the war against Dr. Robotnik and beyond. He is a trusted friend to everyone who knows him.
In the Archie comics, Rotor's appearance from 1993 to 2003 is a purple walrus, with a yellow baseball cap, and a toolbelt, matching that of the cartoon's first season.
Rotor's appearance was changed in the second season of the cartoon. While he was still a walrus, his color was changed to turquoise, his baseball cap was now red, his snout was made smaller, he wore black gloves, and he appeared to be fatter. Many fans frowned upon this change in his appearance, as he could not show as much emotions in this design; the comic chose to stick with his original design for those very reasons.
As the comic has
Jason Philip Macendale, Jr. is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Machine Man #19 (Feb 1981), and was created by writer Tom DeFalco and artist Steve Ditko.
Jason Philip Macendale was a former CIA agent who was recruited out of college to become an agent for the organization. Unfortunately, Macendale quickly proved himself to be a liability to the organization, due to his violent nature and amoral personality. This rejection turned Macendale to crime, as his anger at the US government for firing him as a covert agent led to him becoming a mercenary and ultimately a costumed terrorist, as he adopted the costumed alter ego of Jack O'Lantern.
The character debuted as a villain in the pages of Machine Man volume 1 #19, before becoming a regular nemesis for Spider-Man, meeting him in battle the first time in Spectacular Spider-Man #56. The character became entangled within the story of the mystery of who was Hobgoblin, having been hired to retrieve the villain's lost battle van.
Wishing to increase his underworld status, Macendale formed an alliance with the villain, who at this time was using brainwashed
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Black Doom (ブラックドゥーム) is the primary antagonist from the game Shadow the Hedgehog. He is the leader of the Black Arms aliens and the overlord of the Black Comet. Depending on which path the player chooses (Hero or Dark), Black Doom will either be ally or foe of Shadow the Hedgehog; he is still the villain in general, however.
Regular Featured Appearances:Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Story Specific Appearances:Batman: The Killing Joke
Primary Universe:DC Universe
The Joker is a fictional character, a supervillain who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. He is the archenemy of Batman, having been directly responsible for numerous tragedies in Batman's life, including the paralysis of Barbara Gordon and the death of Jason Todd, the second Robin. Created by Jerry Robinson, Bill Finger and Bob Kane, the character first appeared in Batman #1 (Spring 1940).
Throughout his comic book appearances, the Joker is portrayed as a master criminal whose characterization has varied. The original and currently dominant image is of a highly intelligent psychopath with a warped, sadistic sense of humor, while other writers have portrayed him as an eccentric prankster. Similarly, throughout the character's long history, there have been several different origin tales; they most commonly depict him as falling into a tank of chemical waste, which bleaches his skin white and turns his hair green and his lips bright red, giving him the appearance of a clown. He has been repeatedly analyzed by critics as the perfect adversary for Batman; their long, dynamic relationship often parallels the concept of yin and yang.
The Joker has been portrayed by Cesar
The Ultra-Humanite is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appeared in Action Comics #13 (June 1939), and was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Debuting as an enemy of Superman, he is the first recurring comic book supervillain.
The Ultra-Humanite is the first supervillain faced by Superman, and among the first supervillains of the Golden Age of Comics. He was designed to be the polar opposite of Superman; while Superman is a hero with superhuman strength, Ultra-Humanite is a criminal mastermind who has a crippled body but a highly advanced intellect.
The Ultra-Humanite represents one of the most significant threats to 20th century incarnations of the Justice Society. The origins of the super-criminal known as the Ultra-Humanite are shrouded in mystery. Even he claims not to remember his true name or appearance and attributes his vast intellect and mental prowess to scientific experiments of an unknown nature.
A fiendish "mad scientist", he is hopelessly paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair. His "great goal" is the "domination of the Earth". Portrayed as nearly bald in two texts and as completely
The Lizard is a fictional character, a supervillain in the Marvel Comics Universe. He is an enemy of Spider-Man. The Lizard first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #6 (November 1963), and was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. In 2009, the Lizard was named IGN's 62nd Greatest Comic Villain of All Time.
Connors was played by Dylan Baker in Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. Rhys Ifans portrays Dr. Curtis Connors and his Lizard alter ego as the main antagonist in The Amazing Spider-Man.
Curtis "Curt" Connors was born in Coral Gables, Florida. He was a gifted surgeon who enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent off to war. He performed emergency battlefield surgery on wounded GIs, but his right arm was injured in a blast and had to be amputated. After his return to civilian life as a research technologist, Connors became obsessed with uncovering the secrets of reptilian limb regeneration. Working from his home in the Florida Everglades with the help of war buddy Ted Sallis, he finally developed an experimental serum taken from reptilian DNA. He successfully regrew the missing limb of a rabbit and then chose to test it on himself. Connors ingested the formula and his missing arm did
Flex Mentallo is a comic book character created by Grant Morrison for his run on Doom Patrol. Flex is in part a parody of Charles Atlas' long-running "The Insult that made a Man out of Mac" advertisements seen in American comics from the past.
In 1996, Flex Mentallo received his own four-issue mini-series written by Morrison and illustrated by Frank Quitely. The mini-series forms part of what Morrison calls a thematic hypersigil trilogy along with The Invisibles (which also featured artwork by Quitely, among many other artists) and The Filth.
Flex Mentallo first appeared in 1991 in issue #35 of Grant Morrison's run on Doom Patrol as a member of the audience for Danny the Street's Perpetual Cabaret. Later in the storyline, Flex reveals that he is actually "The Man of Muscle Mystery", and tidies his appearance. In issue #42, Flex is revealed to be not an entirely original creation, but rather a parody of the post-workout protagonist of Charles Atlas' long-running "The Insult that made a Man out of Mac" advertisements seen in American comics from the past.
Also parodied was My Greatest Adventure, the title the Doom Patrol originally appeared in. Part of a long string of fictional
Danielle "Dani" Moonstar, originally codenamed Psyche and later Mirage, is a fictional Marvel Comics superheroine associated with the X-Men.
A mutant, Moonstar originally possessed the ability to create illusions of her opponents’ fears or wishes. She later developed a wide range of psionic and energy manipulation powers. She also developed some magical abilities after a series of adventures in Asgard. She was a member of the X-Men's 1980s junior team the New Mutants and, after a long absence, its reincarnation X-Force.
Moonstar is a Native American (specifically Cheyenne) superhero.
Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod, Mirage first appeared in Marvel Graphic Novel #4: The New Mutants (1982). She appeared as a regular character in New Mutants Vol. 1 (1983), New Mutants Vol. 2 (2003), New Mutants Vol. 3 (2009) and for a portion of the initial run of X-Force Vol. 1 (1991).
Danielle Moonstar is a Native American (specifically, Cheyenne), and was born in Boulder, Colorado. As with most mutants, Dani's mutant powers manifested during puberty. One of her first manifestations is a vision of her parents' death, killed by a demonic bear. Shortly afterwards, her parents
Flattop Jones, Sr. is a fictional character, a villain created by Chester Gould for the Dick Tracy comic strip and is the most popular one in the strip's history. His nickname comes from his large head which is perfectly flat on the top.
Gould revealed little about Flattop's personal life in the comic strip, but the background references that he did give the character share similarities to real-life Depression-era gangster Pretty Boy Floyd. For example, Flattop claims in the strip to be a freelance hitman from Cookson Hills in Oklahoma. The comic strip also references Flattop's involvement in the "Kansas City Massacre," a 1933 incident in which Floyd was alleged to have been involved.
Gould's character leads a gang of three hoods and is known as an "Ace Killer" in one newspaper headline shown in the comic strip (having committed five murders). In the storyline in which Flattop is the featured villain, black marketeers hire him to eliminate Dick Tracy for a fee of $5000: five times his regular rate.
Flattop proves his value by quickly orchestrating a successful setup involving an argument over money to capture Tracy in the killer's car, to be transported somewhere where he can be
Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) is a fictional character, a superhero who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and designed by artist Gene Colan and first appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes #12 (Dec. 1967).
The character debuted during the Silver Age of comic books and has made many appearances since then, including a self-titled series and the second volume of the title Marvel Spotlight. Captain Marvel has also been associated with Marvel merchandise including clothing, video games, toys, and trading cards.
The name "Captain Marvel" had been originally trademarked by Fawcett Comics between 1940 and 1953 for a different character. Fawcett ceased publishing Captain Marvel comics in 1953 due to a 1951 copyright infringement suit from DC Comics, and their trademark ostensibly lapsed. Taking advantage of this, Marvel debuted its new Captain Marvel character in 1967 and quickly trademarked the name. It was not the first company to try to capitalize on Fawcett's lapsed trademark; in 1966 the small publisher M. F. Enterprises released a short-lived Captain Marvel.
Marvel's character debuted as the lead feature in Marvel Super-Heroes
Mariko Yashida (矢志田 真理子, Yashida Mariko) is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, the character first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #118 (February, 1979).
Mariko was the daughter of Shingen Yashida, the half-sister of the Silver Samurai, and cousin of Sunfire and Sunpyre. Upon her father's death, she became head (Oyabun) of his Yakuza crime family, Clan Yashida.
She first met the X-Men when they returned from a sojourn in the Savage Land and were asked to help Japan, which was being blackmailed by the terrorist Moses Magnum. She strongly became romantically close to Wolverine despite her family's disapproval. However, when her father ordered her to marry a criminal associate to settle one of his debts, she obeyed without question as a matter of honor. Furthermore, she was intent on keeping to this duty over Logan's protests and the fact that her husband is physically abusive. However, her father had his personal assassin, Yukio, secretly poison Logan to temporarily weaken him before maneuvering him into an unfair duel of honor to disgrace himself in front of Mariko and to demoralize him.
Ragman is a fictional DC Comics mystic vigilante and superhero who first appeared in the short-lived comic-book series named after him. He is one of a limited number of Jewish superheroes, and his continuity is tied to that of DC Comics' Golem, derived from the Golem of Prague of Jewish folklore. Ragman was created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Joe Kubert.
Ragman is sometimes compared to the other nighttime defender of Gotham City, Batman.
A Vietnam veteran, Rory had grown up helping his father, a junk man who owned a pawn shop named Rags'n'Tatters. His father always dreamed of making a better life for Rory and constantly promised that someday he would make Rory rich. While drinking with his friends one night, his father discovered 2 million dollars stuffed inside an old mattress that had been pawned just recently. He and his friends decided to hide the money for Rory, since they were too old to truly benefit from it. The money turned out to be the loot from an armored car heist and when the hoods came to the shop one night to get it, they shot down some electrical wires and used them to torture Rory's father and his friends into revealing where the money was hidden. Rory
Alice is a fictional character in the literary classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. She is a young girl from Victorian-era Britain.
The character has been said to be based on Alice Liddell, a child friend of Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll). Dodgson said several times that his "little heroine" was not based on any real child, but was entirely fictional. Alice is portrayed as a quaintly logical girl, sometimes even pedantic, especially with Humpty Dumpty in the second book. According to the sequel, she is seven and a half years old, but seems to conduct herself like a somewhat older child. The first book takes place on 4 May, Alice Liddell's birthday. The second takes place on 4 November, her half-birthday (and Alice states that she is "seven and a half exactly.") In April 1887, Carroll wrote in "Alice on the Stage:"
Alice is popularly depicted wearing a pale blue knee-length dress with a white pinafore overtop, although the dress originally was yellow in The Nursery "Alice", the first coloured version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In the illustrations for Through the Looking-Glass her hair is held back with a wide ribbon, and in
Regular Featured Appearances:Strikeforce: Morituri
Jelene Anderson (codename Adept) is a character in the Marvel Comics title Strikeforce Morituri. Her superpowers included the ability to analyze and understand any object or artifact, including the ability to duplicate it or come up with a countermeasure for it. Her powers were highly valued for their use in understanding alien technology brought to Earth by the invading Horde fleet. Jelene was one of the first-generation Morituri (after the Black Watch) and was noted for her strong Christian Faith.
Majin Buu (魔人ブウ, Majin Bū, also translated as Majin Boo), is a fictional supervillain and later superhero who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama. As the manga was adapted to anime, it was split into two sub-series; Buu appears in the second sub-series called Dragon Ball Z, and a third anime-only sub-series called Dragon Ball GT. Following the success of Dragon Ball, he also makes a minor reappearance in Toriyama's self-parody called Neko Majin Z.
Like many Dragon Ball characters, Buu's name is part of a joke. When placed with his creator Bibidi and his son Babidi, the names phonetically form the phrase, "Bibidi Babidi Buu" — a parody of the song "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" — featured in Disney's Cinderella.
Buu is introduced in the series in chapter #460 Majin Buu's Appearance (魔人ブウ出現か！？, Majin Bū Shutsugen ka!?) first published in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on March 14, 1994. Here he is presented as an innocent looking pudgy pink genie-like creature. Later in the series, it is revealed that Buu's original appearance is that of a sleek, demonic-like child ("The Buu of Pure Evil"), however his nature and form had been altered after he'd assimilated the
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Maria Robotnik (マリァ・ロボトニック, Maria Robotonikku) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe.
Maria is the granddaughter of Professor Gerald Robotnik, and is the cousin of Doctor Eggman. Before Shadow was created, she was friends with the GUN Commander. Maria suffered from the illness known as "NIDS" (Neuro-Immune Deficiency Syndrome), which was considered incurable at the time. She is 140 cm tall, weighs 32 kg, and has blonde hair.
While Professor Gerald's government-sponsored research aboard the Space Colony ARK was initially intended to attain an immortal being, Gerald took on the task to try and save his granddaughter, and named the project 'Project Shadow'. Trials of the test had been practiced on the Biolizard, which quickly became unstable and required a Life Support System to continue living. Later, when Shadow the Hedgehog was created, he and Maria became friends. Then the President called a halt to the experiments, due to suspicions of what Gerald was doing, since a mad robot known as Gizoid, who was originally researched by Gerald, went crazy and destroyed large portions of the ARK. The ARK was then stormed by GUN, Maria and Shadow
The Newsboy Legion are fictional characters, a kid gang in the DC Comics Universe. Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, they appeared in their own self-titled feature which ran from Star-Spangled Comics #7 (April 1942) to Star-Spangled Comics #64 (January 1947).
A group of orphans, living on the streets of Suicide Slum, they were so named because they sold newspapers to make a living. They were also frequently in trouble with the law, although local policeman Jim Harper had a soft spot for them. In their first appearance, Harper, shortly after becoming the Guardian, also becomes the Newsboys' legal guardian. A recurring theme in their stories was that the boys suspected Harper was the Guardian but were unsure.
The Newsboy Legion consisted of Tommy Tompkins (the leader); Big Words (the team genius); Gabby (an excitable kid who never stopped talking); and Scrapper (the tough guy).
The Newsboy Legion were reintroduced in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #133 (October 1970) as part of Jack Kirby's Fourth World story arc. The Legion in that story were the sons of the originals, who were now working at a government genetics project. A new addition to the team was Walter "Flipper Dipper" (or
Sakuno Ryūzaki (竜崎 桜乃, Ryūzaki Sakuno) is a fictional character from the anime and manga series Prince of Tennis. She is the granddaughter of Sumire Ryuzaki, the Seishun Academy Middle School (Seigaku) coach, and is the first person in Japan who had direct contact with Ryoma Echizen, therefore many fans consider her Ryoma's best friend outside of the Seigaku team.
Sakuno is a kind, clumsy and quiet girl with very long hair kept in twin braids, who almost always seems to worry about Ryoma and the others. She started playing tennis after she saw Ryoma playing, and her progress differs in the anime from the manga; in the anime her lack of skill is a recurring gag, while in the manga she's good enough to be seen as a promising player and even a future regular.
The manga and anime portrayals of Sakuno are basically similar, yet have some important differences. It is noted that Sakuno made no appearance in the OVA series Episodes 1-13: The Nationals Arc, neither did Tomoka Osakada.
On one hand, Sakuno has far more spotlight in the anime than the manga, where she's regularly seen hanging out with the Seigaku team along with her best friend Tomoka Osakada, and even helping them out during
Sin (real name Sinthea Schmidt) is a supervillain appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. She is the daughter of the Red Skull. She has also gone by the aliases Mother Superior, Sister Sin and the Red Skull.
Seeking an heir, the Red Skull (Johann Schmidt) fathered a daughter with a washerwoman. After the woman died in childbirth, the Red Skull angrily almost killed the child as it was a girl. But his follower Susan Scarbo convinced him not to, telling him she would raise the girl herself as her nanny. The Skull agreed and left the girl now named "Sinthea" with Scarbo to be raised by her and indoctrinated with the Skull's views as she grew up. The Skull returned when Sinthea was a child and put her in a machine that had her acceleratedly aged into adulthood and gave her superhuman powers.
As "Mother Superior", Sinthea became the leader of a group called the "Sisters of Sin", young orphan girls who were accelerated into adulthood and given psionic powers by the Skull after being indoctrinated by Sinthea. The Sisters of Sin would have many run-ins with Captain America (the Red Skull's nemesis) before being de-aged when they entered a chamber designed to reverse the Skull's
Armor (Hisako Ichiki (市来 久子, Ichiki Hisako)) is a fictional character who exists in Marvel Comics' shared universe, the Marvel Universe. She is a mutant Japanese teenager who is enrolled at the Xavier Institute who retains her powers after the events of Decimation. She first appeared in Astonishing X-Men, vol. 3 #4.
Hisako Ichiki is a young girl whose greatest aspiration is one day to be an X-Man. While it was originally thought that Hisako was not a member of any of the X-Men's various training squads, a 2010 handbook entry reveals that she was a member of Kitty Pryde's Paladins squad.
Along with her friend and fellow student, Wing (whom, after his death, she later describes as being her best friend), Hisako is attacked in the halls of the Xavier Institute by the alien villain Ord of the Breakworld. Hisako and Wing attempt to oppose Ord, but are overpowered. While both teenagers survive the attack, Wing discovers that he has been injected with a "cure" for his mutant ability of flight. Despondent, he commits suicide after some goading from a Danger Room hologram of her. In the wake of this tragedy, Hisako, her teacher Kitty Pryde, and several Xavier students find themselves
Arsenal is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Iron Man #114 (Sep. 1978) and was created by Bill Mantlo and Keith Giffen.
Arsenal first appeared in a two-part storyline in Iron Man #114 (Sept. 1978) and Avengers Annual #9 (1979). The character made a final appearance in Hulk #282 (April 1983). The Arsenal "Alpha" unit appeared in Iron Man vol. 3, #84-85 (Aug. 2004).
In the final days of World War II, a group of Allied scientists led by Howard Stark developed "Project Tomorrow" and the creation of a robot called Arsenal; a prototype fighting unit to be deployed in the event of an Axis victory. The robot was also guided by an early computer program called "Mistress". When the Allies won the war, Arsenal was placed in storage. The robot was activated for a military demonstration during a worsening Cold War, but was never used.
In the present day, the Avengers are battling the Unicorn underneath Avengers Mansion, when Arsenal suddenly appears and attacks them. However, Iron Man successfully drives Arsenal off.
The Avengers learn the origin of the robot from their government liaison, Henry Peter Gyrich. Arsenal
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Blaze the Cat (ブレイズ・ザ・キャット, Bureizu za Kyatto) is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. She first appeared in the 2005 game Sonic Rush as a player protagonist.
Blaze was designed to play similarly to series protagonist Sonic the Hedgehog, but with a dance-like style of movement. Her moves have a recurring motif of fire, mirroring her name. Blaze is a fourteen-year-old, purple anthropomorphic cat. While usually calm, reticent, and shy, she becomes violent upon losing her temper. She enjoys the company of close friends, although she does not make them easily. She is passionate about her role as a princess who is obliged to protect the Sol Emeralds, her answer to Sonic's Chaos Emeralds. She can use the power of the Sol Emeralds to attain "Burning Blaze" form, similar to Sonic's "Super Sonic" form.. She was voiced by Bella Hudson in English until 2010, at which point the role was assumed by Laura Bailey, and by Nao Takamori in Japanese.
Blaze's debut was in the 2005 Nintendo DS game Sonic Rush as the main protagonist along with Sonic. She teamed up with Sonic and Cream against Eggman and her arch-nemesis from her world, Eggman Nega. As Burning Blaze,
Captain Midnight (later rebranded on television as Jet Jackson, Flying Commando) is a U.S. adventure franchise first broadcast as a radio serial from 1938 to 1949. Sponsored by the Skelly Oil Company, the radio program was the creation of radio scripters Wilfred G. Moore and Robert M. Burtt, who had previously scored a success for Skelly with their boy pilot adventure serial The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen.
Developed at the Blackett, Sample and Hummert advertising agency in Chicago, Captain Midnight began as a syndicated show in 1938, airing through the spring of 1940 on a few Midwest stations, including Chicago's WGN. In 1940, Ovaltine, a product of The Wander Company, took over sponsorship. With Pierre Andre as announcer, the series was then heard nationally on the Mutual Radio Network where it remained until 1942. It moved to the Merchandise Mart and the NBC Blue Network in September 1942. When the U.S. Government broke up the NBC Red and Blue Networks, Ovaltine moved the series back to Mutual, beginning September 1945, and it remained there until December, 1949.
The title character, originally Captain Jim "Red" Albright, was a World War I U. S. Army pilot. His Captain
Story Specific Appearances:Civil War, Part One of Seven
Stature (Cassandra Eleanor "Cassie" Lang) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. She is the daughter of Scott Lang (the second Ant-Man). Cassie Lang is a member of the Young Avengers and The Initiative. She has the same powers as her father, the ability to shrink and grow in size, but lacks her father's helmet which allowed telepathic communication with insects. However, she manifested her powers much later than her first exposure to Pym Particles.
Cassie Lang was introduced to the Marvel Universe as the ill daughter of Scott Lang. Her congenital heart condition forces her father to steal Henry Pym's Ant-Man equipment and Pym Particles, which he uses to rescue Doctor Sondheim, the only doctor able to cure Cassie's condition, from Cross Technological Enterprises.
After the divorce of her parents, Cassie lives for most of her childhood with her father, whom she loves and admires greatly. She is fascinated by his life as a superhero once she learns of it, and generally has a good relationship with his colleagues; when she was younger, she even called Tony Stark 'Uncle Tony'. However, her mother and stepfather fear that his life as an Avenger was unsafe for a child,
The Collector is a fictional character in Marvel Comics.
Taneleer Tivan is one of the Elders of the Universe and is close to his fellow Elder En Dwi Gast (the Grandmaster). He apparently came to self-awareness billions of years ago, on the planet Cygnus X-1. He is an enormously powerful being who wielded the Power Primordial and, though at first he took the appearance of an old human, his true form is a powerful alien.
For millions of years, the Collector lived on an unknown world with his wife and child, spending his days in thought and contemplation. Over three billion years ago, when his wife Matani lost the will to live and relinquished her immortality, the Collector realized he would need a hobby to maintain his own sanity, and began collecting interesting artifacts and life forms from around the universe. Eventually, his obsession reached such heights he collected anything he considered rare or valuable often just for the sake of collecting. As such, he has a wide variety of rare or unique items at his disposal.
The Collector also had the power of prophecy, allowing him to foresee the rise of a being powerful enough to pose a threat to the Elders: Thanos. To protect life in
Death is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Captain Marvel #27 (Jul. 1973) and was created by Mike Friedrich and Jim Starlin.
Death is an abstract entity, the embodiment of the end of life in the Marvel Universe, and the opposite of Eternity, the embodiment of the universe. Together, Eternity and Death comprise all of this reality, and each alternate Earth dimension has its own Eternity and Death.
The character appears sporadically throughout the Marvel universe. The entity appears in the title War Is Hell and forces soldier John Kowalski to undergo a number of lives and deaths as punishment for doing nothing to prevent the invasion of Poland, with Kowalski eventually becoming an aspect of Death; in the title Ghost Rider posing as "Death Ryder" to test Johnny Blaze and becoming fascinated with the Titan Thanos.
After killing herself, Phoenix finds herself on a strange construct at the edge of space, alone with a construction worker. Having nowhere else to go, she helps him with the work, suddenly reliving her crimes as Dark Phoenix as a result. Afterwards, she understands that the worker is Death and her
Hellhound is the name of two fictional characters that are DC Comics supervillains. The first Hellhound appeared as an opponent of Catwoman.
Kai was the best student in the Armless Master's dojo in Gotham City. Kai was also a thief, which brought him into conflict with a young Selina Kyle, who "tainted" a religious ceremony he was performing by touching a religious artifact depicting Bast that he had intended to steal himself. After Kai severely beat her for her intereference, Kyle followed Kai back to the secret dojo, where the Armless Master welcomed her as a student. She began studying, and quickly showed Kai up in front of his master. Kai soon learned that Selina had taken on the identity of Catwoman, and, in religious zeal, took it as a sign. Adopting the identity of Hellhound he attempted to force Selina to kill him, believing this would finish the ceremony she had interrupted when they first met, and that he would be reborn as a "true hound of hell". Catwoman scarred his face instead, deepening his already great hatred of her. Kai always refers to Selina as Nehko-Chan.
In the years that followed Kai became a hired mercenary. Eventually he would get his wish and encounter
Iceman is a fictional character, a superhero who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is a founding member of the X-Men. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in X-Men vol. 1 #1, (September 1963).
A mutant, Iceman has the ability of cryokinesis where he can freeze anything around him and can also turn his body into ice. Although he is an Omega-level mutant, Drake has yet to tap into his full mutant potential. He has, however, begun to take more interest over the years in developing his abilities. One of the original X-Men, Iceman has had a frequent presence in X-Men (and Spider-Man)-related comics, video games, animated series, and movies.
Shawn Ashmore portrayed Iceman in the X-Men films, and voices the character in The Super Hero Squad Show.
Iceman was created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, and first appeared in X-Men vol. 1 #1, (September 1963).
Iceman has been featured in two self-titled limited comic book miniseries, one in the 1980s by J. M. DeMatteis and another in the 2000s by Andy Lanning and Dan Abnett, art by Karl Kerschl.
A mainstay in most X-Men titles, Iceman has been a main
Loki is a fictional character, a supervillain who appears in comic books by Marvel Comics. He is the adoptive brother and archenemy of Thor. He is based on the being of the same name from Norse mythology. The character first appeared in Venus #6 (August 1949) and was created by writer Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and penciller Jack Kirby.
In 2009, Loki was ranked as IGN's 8th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.
Tom Hiddleston portrays Loki in the live action films Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012) and in the upcoming film Thor: The Dark World (2013).
Loki made his first Marvel Comics appearance in Timely Comics' publication Venus #6 (August 1949), where Loki was depicted as a member of the Olympian gods exiled to the Underworld, and here resembled the traditional image of the Devil. He convinced Jupiter to let him into Earth as Venus was allowed onto it, planning to spread hate. Venus pledged herself to him to stop his plans, but Jupiter saw her unselfish act and freed her from the pledge, and Loki was sent back to the Underworld. He made his first official Marvel appearance in Journey into Mystery #85 (October 1962), where Loki was reintroduced as Thor's sworn enemy. The
Machine Man (Aaron Stack, serial number Z2P45-9-X-51 or X-51 for short) is a fictional character, an android superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe. The character was created by Jack Kirby for 2001: A Space Odyssey #8 (July 1977), a comic written and drawn by Kirby featuring concepts based on the eponymous Stanley Kubrick film and Arthur C. Clarke novel. Shortly thereafter, Machine Man spun off into his own Kirby-created series. He is a robot, the only survivor of a series, raised as a human son of scientist Abel Stack, who was killed removing his auto-destruct mechanism, and further evolved to sentience by a Monolith.
Machine Man originally appeared in the pages of 2001: A Space Odyssey #8 (July 1977), which was written and drawn by Jack Kirby. He would go on to appear in his own self-titled series in 1978.
This title featured Machine Man entering the mainstream Marvel Universe. Jack Kirby wrote and drew the first nine issues, which dealt with the title character's status as a fugitive from the military after the death of his creator, and his first interactions with mankind. The book was canceled at the end of 1978 with X-51 finally standing up to the military.
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Miles Prower (マイルス・パウアー, Mairusu Pauā), also known by his nickname Tails (テイルス, Teirusu), is a video game character of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega. He also appears in comic books, cartoons, as well as a feature film.
The name "Miles Prower" is a pun on "miles per hour", a reference to the famed speed of Sonic the Hedgehog. He is an eight year old fox with two tails, hence the nickname. He is known to be Sonic's sidekick, best friend, and a mechanic. He is able to use his two tails to propel himself into the air like a helicopter for a limited time. He debuted in October 16, 1992 in the 8-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2; the 16-bit version was released that November.
When he was first introduced in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Tails' fur was orange. The color was changed to yellow-orange for Sonic Adventure, and later to light yellow for Sonic Heroes. In 1993 and 1995, he starred in his own games: Tails and the Music Maker for the Pico; Tails Adventure, and Tails' Skypatrol for the Game Gear. Tails is the third most popular character of the series, behind Sonic and Shadow, according to official polls.
Yasushi Yamaguchi, originally the main artist and zone designer
Mister Negative (Martin Li) is a fictional comic book supervillain, appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, usually as an enemy of Spider-Man and the Punisher. Created by Dan Slott, Steve McNiven, and Phil Jimenez, Mister Negative first appeared in a cameo in Amazing Spider-Man: Swing Shift (May 2007), a Free Comic Book Day issue set after the events of the Spider-Man: One More Day storyline. Mister Negative's first full appearance came in The Amazing Spider-Man #546 (Jan 2008); the start of the "Brand New Day" storyline.
Mister Negative is the second villain in the "Brand New Day" storyline of Spider-Man, immediately following the events of "One More Day".
Martin Li is an illegal Chinese immigrant from the Fujian province who attempted to travel to America to be with his wife. However, his mode of transportation, the Golden Mountain, was a slave ship operated by the Snakehead gang as a way to sell Fujian captives as overseas slaves in Kenya. During a storm, the ship's crew evacuated, leaving the captives alone to make a break for the New York shores. Li was the only survivor and spent the following years building a large fortune and dedicating himself to helping those less
Nancy Thompson (named Nancy Holbrook in the 2010 reboot) is a fictional character in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series, portrayed by actresses Heather Langenkamp and Rooney Mara. Nancy is the primary protagonist and final girl in the 1984 original film, Dream Warriors, Wes Craven's New Nightmare, and in the 2010 reimagining of the first film. The character also appears in the comic book series based on the films.
The Nightmare franchise focuses on Freddy Krueger, a supernatural serial killer who uses dreams to murder the children of the people who burned him to death as an act of vengeance. Nancy is one of these children, and the films depict her struggle to survive her dreams and defeat Krueger.
In the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nancy is a fifteen-year-old girl who has begun experiencing nightmares about a mysterious, disfigured man in a red and green sweater. The man has "knives for fingers", which he scrapes along objects in the dream. She learns that her friend Tina is having similar nightmares; Tina is murdered in her sleep later that night. Tina's boyfriend Rod tells Nancy that he saw four "invisible" razors cutting her at the same time, a revelation which
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Pachacamac was the last chieftain of the ancient Knuckles tribe. Under his leadership, the tribe rapidly evolved from a small band of ruffians into a large, powerful civilization, but his belligerent politics ultimately lead to the tribe's downfall.
Prestor Jon is a DC Comics superhero, and brother to Carrie 'Redwing' Levine.
Prestor Jon's story began 10 years in the future; Or rather, the false future where Lord Chaos reigned. A force known as the Team Titans struggled to overthrow his tyranny. Lord Chaos sought to destroy the rebels known as the Team Titans.
Prestor Jon was born as Jonathan "Jon" Levine. He had a twin sister named Carrie who would become Redwing. Their parents were scientists who worked at S.T.A.R. Labs. Jon's mother had been exposed to radiation before becoming pregnant with the twins. It may have been what caused the twins to be born as mutants with strange gifts. As Lord Chaos rose to power, the Levines feared that their children would be persecuted, captured or experimented on.
The Levines went underground to protect their children. Lord Chaos unearthed their metahuman research and subverted it for his own purposes. He used the information to track metahumans, so he could eliminate any potential opposition to his rule. Lord Chaos was able to hunt the Levines down, and Carrie and Jon's parents were killed. Carrie and Jon both joined the underground and became members of Team Titans.
During a skirmish, Jon
Professor Charles Francis Xavier (commonly known as Professor X) is a fictional character, a superhero who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is known as the leader and founder of the X-Men.
Throughout most of his comic book history, Xavier is paraplegic, although his body houses one of the world's most powerful mutant minds. As a high-level telepath, Xavier can read, control, and influence human minds. A scientific genius, he is also a leading authority on genetics, mutation, and psionic powers.
Sir Patrick Stewart has portrayed Professor X throughout the X-Men films, and the X-Men Legends games. James McAvoy portrays a younger version of the character in the 2011 prequel film X-Men: First Class. His character has often been compared with Martin Luther King, Jr. during the civil rights struggle.
Created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, the Professor first appeared in X-Men #1 (September 1963).
Professor Xavier's character development has been inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr. Writer Scott Lobdell established Xavier's middle name to be Francis in Uncanny X-Men #328 (January 1996).
Stan Lee has stated that the physical inspiration of Professor
The Rocket Racer is the name of two characters in Marvel Comics.
The first Rocket Racer appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #172 as a super-villain. He returned in issues #182 and #183 in a battle against the Big Wheel. His origin was finally revealed in Spectacular Spider-Man #104.
Robert Farrell, born in Brooklyn, New York, was the eldest of seven children. He became responsible for his younger siblings when his mother, Emma Johnson Farrell died. Robert was a scientific prodigy, and when he realized he couldn't earn enough to support his family, he turned to a life of crime as the Rocket Racer. He developed a super-powered skateboard which is propelled at great speed by small rockets and cybernetically controlled by a crude walkman-like device. He wore a weapon-equipped costume, including rocket-powered gloves which give him the ability to hit an opponent with a "rocket-powered-punch."
Early in his career as a burglar, Rocket Racer encounters Spider-Man. Rocket Racer hires the villain the Tinkerer to redesign his skateboard. At one point he is hired by Jackson Weele to steal evidence that might incriminate him. Robert uses the evidence to blackmail Jackson. Weele wishes to commit
Roy Mustang (ロイ・マスタング, Roi Masutangu) is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist anime and manga series authored by Hiromu Arakawa. In the series, Mustang is a State Alchemist of Amestris' State Military as well as the superior of the series' protagonist, Edward Elric. Roy holds the title of the "Flame Alchemist" (焔の錬金術師, Honō no Renkinjutsushi) for his ability to create fire with alchemy, and he ambitiously strives to become the next leader of Amestris. Despite his ambition, as the series continues Mustang decides to overthrow the State Military after his best friend, Maes Hughes, is killed by the homunculi, who are controlling the Military. Therefore, with his most trusted comrades he resolves to defeat the Military.
Besides his appearances in the manga and the anime, Mustang has also been featured in other media from the series such as Makoto Inoue's light novels, the original video animations and the Fullmetal Alchemist video games. Since his introduction in the manga series, Roy Mustang has been well received by readers, appearing second in each popularity poll from the series. His character has also received praise in various outside media, with many of them
Samuel "Sam" Winchester is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of The CW Television Network's Supernatural along with his older brother Dean. He is portrayed by Jared Padalecki.
Sam was born on May 2, 1983 to John and Mary Winchester in Lawrence, Kansas. He is one of two focal characters of the series. He is the couple's second child, four years younger than his older brother Dean. He is named after his maternal grandfather, Samuel Campbell.
When Sam was only six months old on November 2, 1983, his mother Mary was killed in his nursery by the demon Azazel, whom his mother walked in on while he was standing by Sam's crib, feeding him demon blood. Infant Sam is saved from the ensuing fire when his father takes him out of his crib and gives him to a four year old Dean, who then carries him outside while their father unsuccessfully tries to rescue their mother. Since that moment, Dean felt responsible for Sam and became Sam's protector, partially due to pressure from their father to keep his brother safe.
Sam and Dean spent their childhood moving from town to town every few weeks while their father hunted supernatural beings and their mother's killer. Until the age 8,
Sandman (William Baker a.k.a. Flint Marko) is a fictional character who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. A shapeshifter endowed through an accident with the ability to turn himself into sand, he eventually reformed, and became an ally of Spider-Man. The character has been adapted into various other media incarnations of Spider-Man, including animated cartoons and the 2007 film Spider-Man 3, in which he is played by Academy Award nominated actor Thomas Haden Church.
In 2009, Sandman was ranked as IGN's 72nd Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.
The Sandman first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #4 (Sept. 1963), created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko as an adversary of Spider-Man. The character returned in The Amazing Spider-Man #18 and #19, and was soon depicted in other comics, such as battling Hulk and the Fantastic Four. The Sandman was later an ally of Spider-Man, as well as a member of the Avengers and Silver Sable's "Wild Pack" team of mercenaries.
William Baker was born in Queens, New York. At three years old his father abandoned him and his mother. In these early years she took her son to Coney Island beach. He lost himself happily in sand
Dr. Gregory Herd is a fictional character, a supervillain who appears in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. His first appearance was in The Spectacular Scarlet Spider #1. He originally operated as the villain Override and worked with his wife, who operated as Aura. He later became the fiery villain Shadrac in The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 2 #2.
As Override, Dr. Gregory Herd wore a cybernetically enhanced costume that allowed him to control, or "override", any other electronic device (including but by no means limited to Spider-Man's web-shooters). Together with his wife (who operated under the name Aura), he worked as a mercenary for hire. Unfortunately, during the "Spider-Hunt" storyline, in which a massive bounty was placed on Spider-Man's head, Herd's wife was gravely injured and left in medical care. To cover her steadily mounting medical expenses, Override then went to work as one of Norman Osborn's costumed employees.
Desperate for some way to save his wife, Herd asks to join Osborn's "Gathering of Five" ceremony in order to gain one of five "gifts". However, Herd was the unfortunate recipient of death. In a turn of events, death gave Herd new powers while steadily
Speed Demon (James Sanders) is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears as the Whizzer – a member of the team the Squadron Sinister – in the final panel of Avengers #69 (Oct.. 1969) and was created by Roy Thomas and Sal Buscema.
James Sanders first appears as the Whizzer in the final panel of The Avengers #69 (Oct. 1969), the first chapter of a three-issue storyline by writer Roy Thomas and penciller Sal Buscema. The story arc introduced the supervillain team the Squadron Sinister, whose four members were loosely based on heroes in DC Comics' Justice League of America, with the Whizzer based on the Flash.
The Squadron Sinister are created by the cosmic entity the Grandmaster to battle the champions of the time-traveling Kang – the superhero team the Avengers. The Whizzer battles Avenger Goliath, but the fight is interrupted by the Black Knight. The Avengers eventually defeat the Squadron and they in turn are abandoned by the Grandmaster. The Squadron reappear in the title Defenders, reunited by the alien Nebulon. The villains receive greater power in exchange for the planet Earth, and create a giant laser cannon in
Superman is a fictional character, a comic book superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. He is widely considered to be an American cultural icon. Created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born American artist Joe Shuster in 1932 while both were living in Cleveland, Ohio, and sold to Detective Comics, Inc. (later DC Comics) in 1938, the character first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. With the success of his adventures, Superman helped to create the superhero genre and establish its primacy within the American comic book. The character's appearance is distinctive and iconic: a blue, red and yellow costume, complete with cape, with a stylized "S" shield on his chest. This shield is now typically used across media to symbolize the character.
The origin story of Superman relates that he was born Kal-El on the planet Krypton, before being rocketed to Earth as an infant by his scientist father Jor-El, moments before Krypton's destruction. Discovered and adopted by a Kansas farmer and his wife, the child is raised as Clark Kent and
The Thinker is the name of four supervillains in the DC Comics universe.
Clifford DeVoe was a failed lawyer who bitterly ended his career in 1933. Realizing that many of the criminals he had encountered had the skills but not the brains to rule Gotham City's underworld, he started a new career as the brain behind small-time villains. As the Thinker, he was defeated by the original Flash, who soon became his most recurrent foe. He always sought out new scientific devices to use and his most important was the "Thinking Cap", a metal hat that could project mental force. The Thinker would use this device repeatedly over the years.
The Thinker was a member of the Injustice Society, leading an army of prison escapees like the other members. In Plateau City, the Police nab a shabby dressed man trying to shoot the Governor....only to discover that this man is a dead ringer for the Governor...and claims to be the real Governor! The Flash arrives on the scene to overhear this, but moves on to confront the hoodlums attacking the city. The Thinker appears on the scene, firing a ray at the Crimson Comet, causing him to gain weight and crash through a roof. Recovering, the Flash speeds over the
Primary Universe:Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Wave the Swallow is the purple swallow who serves as Tails' counterpart in Sonic Riders. She is the lone female of the Babylon Rogues. She is a 'mechanical genius' and is more advanced in Extreme Gear mechanics than Tails and Dr. Eggman. Because of her knowledge, she tends to give advice that only she can understand. She has excellent riding skills as her father was once a mechanic and airboarder for the previous generation of the Babylon Rogues. Her board is purple and goes by the name Type W, excelling in air time. Wave has many clashes with the team's power member, Storm. Often commenting on Storm's low intelligence, as well as his gear skills which she claim suck. This is due to her extreme dislike of thick headed and stupid people. While she sees Jet as an unreliable little brother, she does respect his role as leader.