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A-Bomb[edit]

Abomination[edit]

Abraxas[edit]

Abraxas, sometimes called the Dark Man, is a cosmic entity who embodies the destruction of the Marvel multiverse. The existence of Galactus prevents him from emerging.[citation needed] The character, created by Carlos Pacheco, first appeared in Fantastic Four Annual 2001 (September 2001).

Absorbing Man[edit]

Abyss[edit]

Nils Styger[edit]

Nils Styger, a mutant who is the son of Azazel and the half-brother of Nightcrawler. An alternate universe's counterpart of the character first appeared in X-Men Alpha, and the heroic Marvel Universe version of the character first appeared in Cable vol. 2, #40. Abyss was created by Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid, Roger Cruz, and Steve Epting.

Nils Styger first appeared as a protector for Genoshan researcher Renee Majcomb whom he had been assisting with research into the Legacy Virus from which Abyss suffered.[1] However, he did not die due to the actions of Colossus, who sacrificed himself to release an airborne cure to the virus which had taken his little sister Illyana's life several years prior.

Abyss was later seen in Berlin, Germany battling the former Gene Nation member known as Fever Pitch. Both mutants were captured by Banshee's mutant militia known as the X-Corps.[2] While being held by the X-Corps, Abyss witnessed Sunpyre's murder.[3] When the terrorist Mystique revealed herself and her intentions to use the X-Corps, the wounded Banshee freed Abyss from his confinement. Abyss then sucked Mystique through his interdimensional void, and, unable to shut off his power, almost swallowed Banshee also. The timely arrival of some other members of X-Corps stopped that however. Abyss admitted that he had no idea where Mystique was transported to or if she would ever return.[4]

Abyss later resurfaced when his father Azazel psychically summoned his many children to attempt to release his army from the Brimstone Dimension that he had been banished to hundreds of years before. He was subsequently revealed to be Nightcrawler's half-brother, as both were sons of Azazel.[5]

Abyss is one of scores of mutants who lost their powers after the events of the House of M.[6]

Abyss is a member of the X-Cell (a group of ex-mutants who blame the government for the power-loss of mutants). He was repowered by Quicksilver. When the side effects of the Terrigen Mist began to take effect, he flung Fatale and Reaper into the Brimstone Dimension and followed them.[7]

It was later discovered that the three of them were frozen within the Brimstone Dimension. A.I.M. scientist Dr. Terrence Hoffman later used a machine to extract Abyss, Fatale, and Reaper from the Brimstone Dimension and drained them of their energies.[8] After the three ex-mutants were rescued and Dr. Hoffman was defeated, Abyss remained silent as Fatale and Reaper vowed to make Quicksilver pay for their near death through the Terrigen Crystals.[9]

Abyss is a mutant who can unwind his body into highly tensile strands that can be stretched or used to ensnare a victim. While holding them he can absorb anything within the shadowy confines of his form, akin to what the superhero known as Cloak does. His body is actually a portal to the same dimension that Nightcrawler temporarily enters when he teleports, later dubbed the "Brimstone Dimension" from the side-effect of Nightcrawler's powers. He is able to drain the lifeforce of the captives he holds in his form and can deposit them in this dimension permanently, but it is unknown if anything can survive there. He has limited psionic empathy, able to feel the emotions of people contained within him and those in his immediate vicinity. Artists often differ in the way that they portray Abyss (in fact his appearance has drastically changed within single story arcs, though no other character seemed to think this was odd). Sometimes Abyss will have a green face and a black body, while other times he will be blue and have a body structure similar to Flatman. During the storyline "The Draco", Abyss appeared very similar to Nightcrawler, though he was depicted as being the age of a young teenage boy.

Sorcerer[edit]

Richard Rider)|Nova]] Vol. 4 #8. He was created by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, and Wellinton Alves. He is a sorcerer who can turn anyone into a subservient zombie; he can fire energy blasts and summon ghost-like beings. He is the archenemy of the Luminals of Xarth Three (who are Xarth Three's version of the Avengers). The Luminals have thwarted Abyss's plans many times and he always returned. In a last ditch effort to rid themselves of Abyss, the Luminals used a spell that cast Abyss to the ends of the universe. Abyss ended up sealed away in Knowhere, a small city contained below the severed head of a dead Celestial. When Abyss was threatening to break out, he managed to make a crack in his prison where his magic started to turn its inhabitants into zombies that obey his every command. A high-grade telepathic dog named Cosmo who serves as the chief of security on Knowhere ordered any survivors to get into the dimension envelope on his tab. Cosmo managed to seek out Nova and tell him of Knowhere's plight.[10]

Cosmo tells Nova all about Abyss and what he can do. While evading Abyss' zombies, Nova and Cosmo head towards Knowhere where they find Abyss' prison slowly breaking down. While Cosmo projects a psychic barrier to block off the incoming zombies, Nova dealt with Abyss. Nova used the Transmode Virus in his possession to interface with Abyss' prison which repaired it and sealing Abyss away once again. Once Abyss was sealed away, the zombies disintegrated and life on Knowhere returns to normal.[11]

Ex Nihilo[edit]

The third Abyss debuts in Avengers Vol. 5 #1. She was created by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opeña. She is composed of living gas and is invulnerable to harm. She also has the ability to suggest ideas and manipulate certain beings into acting the way she wants. She appeared during the events of Marvel NOW!. This version is a female who is the ally of a mysterious and powerful being called Ex Nihilo and assisted in a plot to bring a breathable atmosphere and vegetation to Mars.[12]

In a prelude to the Infinity storyline, Ex Nihilo, Abyss, Nightmask, and Star Brand join the Avengers.[13]

Other versions[edit]

Age of Apocalypse[edit]

Before his introduction in the mainstream Marvel universe, a variant of Abyss appeared in the alternate timeline of the "Age of Apocalypse". He was one of Apocalypse's Horsemen, a nihilist with a warped sense of humor. This Abyss has a slightly different appearance but essentially the same powers.

Abyss was rumored to have been a prisoner of Sinister's Breeding Pens, from which he broke out. But instead of rebelling against Apocalypse, he joined his forces, attaining the rank of Horseman after killing Bastion. Abyss became attached to the religious institutions of Apocalypse's regime: the Brotherhood of Chaos and The Madri. He joined them in their attack against refugees escaping from North America and was defeated by Quicksilver and Storm. Seeking revenge, Abyss faced Banshee and Quicksilver at the Temple of the Madri, though Abyss died when Banshee sacrificed himself by flying inside of the Horseman's void and activating his powers.

Video games[edit]

  • The main antagonist in the video game Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes goes under the name Abyss. Although the two bear no real similarities apart from the name.
  • Abyss appears as one of Apocalypse's Horsemen in X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse voiced by Quinton Flynn. There is no mention of him being Nightcrawler's brother. He appears as one of the Horsemen of Apocalypse. During the battle, Abyss sucks the players into the Brimstone Dimension near the end.

Access[edit]

Achebe[edit]

Achilles[edit]

Achilles (Helmut) is a supervillain, a descendant of Agamemnon and a member of the Pantheon. The character, created by Peter David and Dale Keown, first appeared in The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #379.

Born in 1909, Helmut is unaware of his father or extended family until Agamemnon finds him during World War II and returns him to the Pantheon, assigning him the codename "Achilles".[Hulk 1] He is virtually invulnerable. His sole known weakness is gamma radiation; just being near Hulk neutralizes his ability.

Adam Warlock[edit]

Adam X[edit]

Adam X, also referred to as X-Treme and Adam Neramani,[volume & issue needed] is a mutant in the Marvel Universe.

The character, created by Fabian Nicieza and Jeff Johnson, first appeared in X-Force Annual #2 (October 1993).

Within the context of the stories, Adam X is a half-human and half-Shi'ar who possesses the mutant ability to ignite the oxygen in another person's blood. He initially encounters X-Force while he is working for Martin Strong. Initially unaware of Strong's connection to Project: Wideawake, Adam eventually works with X-Force when the full extent of Strong's plans are revealed.[X-Men 1]

The character has made sporadic appearances since then with little background added. Some overall plot threads from the X-Men related titles were touched on such as Mister Sinister being interested in Adam X,[volume & issue needed] and the former Shi'ar emperor D'Ken being his father.[Comics 1] The character was also an aspect of the "third Summers brother" plot element. When introduced, Adam X was thought by readers to be the son of Katherine Summers and Shi'Ar Emperor D'Ken. While this origin was never confirmed in the comics themselves, Adam is half-human, and Katherine was the only known human woman in Shi'ar space at the time. X-Men vol. 2, #39 (December 1994) featured a story about Adam discovering Philip Summers (father of Christopher Summers and grandfather of Cyclops and Havok) in the Alaskan wilderness and feeling an unusual connection to the old man.[14]

Nicieza later confirmed that he intended Adam X to be the half-brother of Cyclops and Havok:

ADAM X was INTENDED to be the illegitimate offspring of D'Ken and Kate Summers. Taken from D'Ken and raised on a farming planet

BUT–and it's a big but–since I never had the opportunity to tell the entire story, what I intended is worth the screen it's printed on.[14]

Aegis[edit]

Aegis is the name of two characters in Marvel Comics:

Lady of All Sorrows[edit]

Trey Jason Rollins[edit]

Aegis (Trey Rollins) is a member of the superhero team New Warriors. The character, created by Jay Faerber and Steve Scott, first appeared in New Warriors vol 2 #0 in June 1999.

Teenager Trey Rollins finds a magical breastplate, the Aegis. He creates a costumed identity and begins calling himself Aegis. He decides to use his newfound abilities to protect his neighborhood from gangs and criminals, becoming a hero to the kids in Brooklyn.[15] He later helps the New Warriors defeat Blastaar and joins the group.[16]

Later, Athena reveals herself as the one who gave Aegis the breastplate, and he becomes her official champion.[17]

During the superhero civil war, an unregistered Aegis, being pursued by S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives, is offered sanctuary with X-Factor but declines.[18] He later complies with the Registration Act.[19][20]

Aegis is killed during a fight with the Huntsman when the breastplate fails to protect him after he jumped out of a 12-story window. Huntsman was acting on behalf of Hera, the source of the Aegis' power after Zeus' death.[21] He later appears in Erebus, a casino where souls try to win a chance at resurrection. He helps Hercules save Zeus from his imprisonment by Hades and accompanies Amadeus Cho to the Elysian Fields.[22]

Aero[edit]

Aero (Melody Guthrie) is a mutant in the Marvel Universe.

The character, created by Chris Claremont, Jackson Guice, and Kyle Baker, first appeared in New Mutants #42 (1986).

Within the context of the stories, Aero is one of ten children, the younger sister of Cannonball, Husk, and Icarus. Her father dies early in her life due to black lung. Melody sees her siblings develop powers one by one. Her brother Sam (Cannonball) is the first, followed by Paige (Husk). Husk comes to the attention of the alien entities known as the Phalanx; they come to the family farm, endangering the lives of the entire family, kidnap Paige and destroy the home. Much later Josh (Icarus) manifests his wings during a music festival; the resulting chaos draws all the Guthries into a brutal feud with another family. Melody then develops the ability to produce an aura which allows her to fly. After this manifestation, she becomes known as Aero. She then joins Xavier's school as a student.

Due to the effects of Scarlet Witch going insane in the Marvel crossover event "Decimation", a majority of Earth's mutants lose their powers. Aero and her brother Jeb both lose their powers following the events of M-Day. In an attempt to prove to one of her teachers, Emma Frost, that she still has her powers, she leaps off of a roof. Fortunately, another teacher, Beast, is able to save her from injury. Melody moves back home with her mother, Lucinda, and her other siblings. She is last seen with her mother, who is receiving a call from Emma Frost concerning the death of her brother Icarus.[23]

Agamemnon[edit]

Agamemnon is a half-human, half-Asgardian.[24] He was born immortal, and though he never physically aged beyond the age of 16 (although he employs holograms to appear as an old man), the Pantheon members are all his descendants: Achilles, Ajax, Andromeda, Atalanta, Cassiopea, Delphi, Hector, Jason, Paris, Perseus, Prometheus, and two characters named Ulysses. He recruited the Pantheon, stationed in the Nevada desert based headquarters called The Mount.[25] Hela once called him Vali Halfling.[26]

Aside from being immortal, he does not appear to have superhuman powers. He is a master in analyzing and forecasting the future development of social structures, as well as a master battle strategist[volume & issue needed] and an excellent hand-to-hand combatant. He also has access to the highly advanced technology produced by the Pantheon scientists and craftsmen. Since the revelation that he is Loki's son, he has also demonstrated knowledge of magic and spell casting. Though he does not appear to have any innate magic ability, he has shown skill in employing magical artifacts and rituals.

Agamotto[edit]

Agent Axis[edit]

Agent Venom[edit]

Agent X[edit]

Aginar[edit]

Agony[edit]

Aguja[edit]

Ahab[edit]

Ai Apaec[edit]

AIDA[edit]

AIDA (Artificial Intelligence Data Analyser) is a fictional computer system in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Mark Gruenwald and Bob Hall, first appeared in Squadron Supreme #1 (September 1985).

Created by Tom Thumb, AIDA was a computer imbued with artificial intelligence. Thumb gave it a female personality and would often flirt with his creation. AIDA was also the only person who knew of Tom's cancer diagnosis.[27] AIDA eventually tells Ape X, but it's of no use as Tom resigns himself to his own fate.[28] AIDA and Ape X try to create a robot duplicate of her creator but this endeavor is abandoned.[29]

AIDA in other media[edit]

AIDA appeared in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Artificial Intelligent Digital Assistant, voiced by Amanda Rea (in season 3's "Ascension"),[30] and portrayed by Mallory Jansen (in Season 4 as a Life Model Decoy).[31]

This version is Holden Radcliffe's A.I. assistant. After Radcliffe was cleared of all charges regarding the Inhumans, Radcliffe celebrated by giving AIDA a new body.[32] She was later introduced to Leo Fitz with her purpose being to serve as a realistic target for S.H.I.E.L.D.'s enemies.[33] In "Deals with Our Devils", Aida reads the Darkhold in order to rescue Fitz, Phil Coulson and Robbie Reyes when they are stuck in between dimensions and begins developing an unusual behavior.[34] In "BOOM", Aida's physical appearance is revealed to be based on Agnes Kitsworth, a woman with whom Radcliffe once had a close relationship; Radcliffe left her when he was unable to operate on her brain tumor. Coulson attempts to find Radcliffe through Agnes, but she accepts Radcliffe's offer to be put in the Framework as her tumor takes its toll.[35] Aida kills Radcliffe after realizing that he was a potential danger to the Framework (exploiting a flaw in his commands), though Aida downloads his consciousness as a way of "protecting" him. She later revives a gravely injured Anton Ivanov by turning him into an LMD.[36] In "What If...", Aida has taken control of the Framework as Madame Hydra and is well aware of her alternate identity, referring to the real world as 'The Other Place'.[37] In "Farewell, Cruel World!", she reincarnates herself as a human being in the real world with various Inhuman abilities and a weak hold on her human emotions.[38] When she is rejected emotionally by Fitz whom she had made her lover in the Framework, she begins a murderous rampage and plots to create a new fascist regime like that of the Framework.[39] Aida is finally killed after Coulson uses Ghost Rider's powers and immolates her.[40]

Airstrike[edit]

Air-Walker[edit]

Ajak[edit]

Ajax[edit]

Pantheon[edit]

Francis Fanny[edit]

Akasha[edit]

Albert[edit]

Alchemy[edit]

Alex[edit]

Abdul Alhazred[edit]

Alkhema[edit]

Alkhema is a villainous robot in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, David Ross, and Tim Dzon, first appeared in Avengers West Coast #90 (January 1993). Roy Thomas said he created her because he "wasn't wild about" Jocasta, the first bride of Ultron. The name comes from the word "alchemy". Her alias, War Toy, is from a story Roy Thomas had had Tony Isabella write for Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction years earlier.[41]

Ultron-13 constructs Alkhema as a second attempt to create a mate, basing her on Mockingbird's brain pattern. She is composed of adamantium and therefore virtually indestructible.[42] She is destroyed by Hawkeye.[43]

All-American[edit]

Liz Allan[edit]

Alpha[edit]

Alpha the Ultimate Mutant[edit]

Marlene Alraune[edit]

Marlene Alraune is a fictional character that first appeared in The Hulk! #11 (October 1978). She is with her father, archaeologist Dr. Peter Alraune Sr., when he is killed by the mercenary Raoul Bushman. Another mercenary, Marc Spector, saves Marlene's life, but Bushman ends up leaving him to die in the desert. Dr. Alraune's workers bring Spector's inert body to the tomb of Pharaoh Seti III, where Spector miraculously revives. He and Marlene return to the U.S., where he became the crimefighter Moon Knight.[44] Marlene is his confidante, girlfriend, and ally. She is also a skilled markswoman, gymnast, and hand-to-hand combatant, and a resourceful crimefighter.

Amatsu-Mikaboshi[edit]

American Ace[edit]

American Dream[edit]

American Eagle[edit]

Americop[edit]

Aminedi[edit]

Amphibian[edit]

Amphibian (Kingsley Rice) is the name of two fictional characters in the Marvel multiverse, members of alternate versions of the fictional Squadron Supreme.

The original character was created as a pastiche of Aquaman by Steve Engelhart and George Pérez, and first appeared in The Avengers (vol. 1) #148 (June 1976).

The series Supreme Power featured a female version of the character, also named Kingsley Rice. This version was created by J. Michael Straczynski and Gary Frank, and first appeared in Supreme Power #2 (November 2003).

Amphibion[edit]

Amphibius[edit]

Amun[edit]

Anachronism[edit]

Anachronism was created by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker, and first appeared in Avengers Arena #1. He is one of sixteen teenagers kidnapped by Arcade and forced to fight to the death.[45] After escaping, he and some of the other survivors train with Madame Masque.[46]

Anaconda[edit]

Anarchist[edit]

The Anarchist (Tike Alicar) is a member of the superhero team X-Statix. The Anarchist first appeared in X-Force #116 and was created by Peter Milligan and Mike Allred. He could sweat acid, which allowed him to fire acidic blasts of energy from his hands. Alicar was adopted and raised by a white family. He grew up in Canada.[volume & issue needed] He suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder, which made him obsessed with being clean by washing his hands repeatedly.[volume & issue needed] He considered himself the "token black guy" of the team. He joined X-Force[47] when the team was still led by Zeitgeist. During the last mission as X-Force in which they had to terminate the Bush Rangers,[48] U-Go-Girl still perishes in a battle with the last surviving enemy soldier. The Spike also dies in the crossfire.[49] When they changed their name to X-Statix, Anarchist finds himself becoming closer to Orphan due to U-Go-Girl's demise.[volume & issue needed]

He became romantically involved with his teammate Dead Girl, which he first considered as novelty but he soon develops real feelings for her.[volume & issue needed] On their last mission, all the X-Statix survivors are killed. Alicar is gunned down,[50] dying side by side with Orphan, after having slain many of their opponents. After finding himself in Hell, Anarchist joins forces with a group of deceased supervillains, including Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter, and Miss America. Led by the mysterious Pitiful One, they attempted to return from the dead. Although they failed, Anarchist found romance with Miss America, and at the end it is implied by the Orphan that they both are allowed to enter Heaven as a result of choosing to rebel against the villains.[51]

Ancient One[edit]

Andromeda[edit]

Anelle[edit]

Anelle is a Skrull princess and the heir to the Skrull Empire. The character first appeared in Fantastic Four #37, and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. She often opposed her father Emperor Dorrek VII's policies, preferring peace to his aggressive military policies.

She falls in love with Warlord Morrat, but he is executed for treason by firing a squad after a failed coup d'état against Emperor Dorrek VII. She leaps in front of the weapon-fire in an attempt to save him, but the Invisible Woman surrounds her with a force field and saves her life.[52]

The Super-Skrull desires her, but she is not interested in the least.[53] In an attempt to win her hand he captures the Kree Captain Marvel, the Scarlet Witch, and Quicksilver, but her father interprets it as an attempt to usurp him and imprisons him instead.[54] Anelle and the Kree man fall in love and have an illicit relationship,[55] leading to the birth of future Young Avenger Hulkling. The emperor orders the baby put to death as soon as he realizes who the father is, but Anelle has her nurse smuggle the child off-world, and he ends up on Earth.[56] Galactus later consumes the Skrull Throneworld, and Anelle is among the billions who perish.[57]

Anelle in other media[edit]

Angar the Screamer[edit]

Angar the Screamer (David Alan Angar, also known as Scream) is a supervillain, created by Steve Gerber, Gene Colan, and John Tartaglione, who first appeared in Daredevil #100 (June 1973).

David Angar volunteers for an experiment that subjects his vocal cords to hypersound, granting him the ability to scream loudly and cause hallucinations. He becomes an assassin and tries to kill Daredevil and Black Widow.[58] He later enters a relationship with similarly-powered Screaming Mimi.[59] He is shot during a robbery and dies.[60] The Fixer takes Angar's body and experiments on his larynx,[61] resurrecting Angar as the abstract sound being Scream.[62] Scream joins the Redeemers[63] and his form is dispersed by Graviton. He manages to restore himself and goes on a rampage until Songbird disperses him for good.[61]

Angar the Screamer in other media[edit]

David A. Angar appears in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode "One of Us", portrayed by Jeff Daniel Phillips.[64] As a result of an experimental cancer treatment, Angar has a voice that renders any living thing catatonic.[65]

Angel[edit]

Thomas Holloway[edit]

Simon Halloway[edit]

Warren Worthington III[edit]

Angel Dust[edit]

Angela[edit]

Dirk Anger[edit]

Ani-Mator[edit]

Annex[edit]

Annihilus[edit]

Anole[edit]

Answer[edit]

Aaron Nicholson[edit]

David Ferrari[edit]

Unnamed[edit]

Anthem[edit]

Anti-Cap[edit]

Ant-Man[edit]

Hank Pym[edit]

Scott Lang[edit]

Eric O'Grady[edit]

Apache Kid[edit]

Ape-Man[edit]

Ape-X[edit]

Ape-X is the name of different characters in Marvel Comics

Ape-X (Earth-712)[edit]

Ape-X is a super intelligent ape in the Squadron Supreme universe. The character, created by Mark Gruenwald, presumably as a pastiche of Gorilla Grodd, first appeared in Squadron Supreme #5 in January 1986. Within the context of the stories, Ape-X was a member of the Institute of Evil[66] before joining the Squadron. She later fell into a coma.[67]

Ape-X (Marvel Apes)[edit]

An unrelated Ape-X, created by Karl Kesel and Ramon Bachs, appeared in Marvel Apes #1. This version is a monkey that wears a wrestler mask that enables him to turn into a super-powered gorilla.

Apex[edit]

Apex (Katy Bashir), created by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker, first appeared in Avengers Arena #1 (December 2012). She is one of sixteen teenagers kidnapped by Arcade and forced to fight to the death,[45] and is killed by Deathlocket off-panel.[68]

Apocalypse[edit]

Apollo[edit]

Aquarius[edit]

Aqueduct[edit]

Arabian Knight[edit]

Abdul Qamar[edit]

Muslim Warrior[edit]

Navid Hashim[edit]

Aragorn[edit]

Arcade[edit]

Arcanna[edit]

Squadron Supreme[edit]

Arcanna Jones, created by J. M. DeMatteis and Don Perlin, first appeared in The Defenders #112 (October 1982).

Arcanna's magical abilities allow her to become a professional crime fighter to support her family, and joins the Squadron Supreme.

With the Squadron, she travels to a different universe.[69] When they return, Arcanna discovers the nature of magic changed while she was away and that she will have to relearn all of her skills. Instead, she chooses to retire from adventuring to be with her family.[70]

Supreme Power[edit]

This version of the character, created by J. Michael Straczynski and Gary Frank, first appeared in Supreme Power #18 (April 2005).

Arcanna Jones is able to observe and affect parallel quantum dimensions. During a fight with Hyperion, the interaction between their powers causes them to travel two years into the future.[71]

Archer[edit]

Arclight[edit]

Ares[edit]

Ariel 11[edit]

Ariel 11 is an extraterrestrial mutant. Created by Jo Duffy and Kerry Gammill, the character first appeared in Fallen Angels #1. Like others of her race, she is able to teleport. On Earth, she encounters the mutant criminal Vanisher and joins the group of adolescents who work for him as thieves, known as the Fallen Angels.[72] She later allies herself with the X-Men.[73][74]

Aries[edit]

Marcus Lassiter[edit]

Grover Raymond[edit]

LMD[edit]

Oscar Gordon[edit]

Ecliptic[edit]

Thanos[edit]

Marauders[edit]

Arishem the Judge[edit]

Arkon[edit]

Armadillo[edit]

Armless Tiger Man[edit]

Armor[edit]

Armory[edit]

Aron[edit]

Arsenal[edit]

Arsenic[edit]

Artemis[edit]

Asbestos Man[edit]

Mike Asher[edit]

Asmodeus[edit]

Asp[edit]

Astra[edit]

Imperial Guard[edit]

Astra is a member of the Shi'ar Imperium's Imperial Guard]. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum, first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #107.

Astra is a founding member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard. She and the Guard first clash with the X-Men and Starjammers, on behalf of D'Ken and Davan Shakari, over the fate of the Shi'ar Empress Lilandra Neramani.[75] After the battle, Lilandra takes over as Majestrix, and the Guard swears allegiance to her.[76]

When Deathbird becomes Empress, Astra commands the entire Imperial Guard to fight the combined forces of the Starjammers and Excalibur on Earth so that she could claim the power of the Phoenix Force for herself. The Guard are forced to retreat when Deathbird is put in danger.[77]

Astra has the ability to become intangible, allowing her to pass through solid objects. She can also use her power offensively, phasing her hand into her opponent and becoming partly solid, which gives them a physical shock and renders them unconscious.

Brotherhood[edit]

Astra is a mutant created by Alan Davis and first appearing in Uncanny X-Men #366.

She is one of Magneto's first recruits from his original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.[78] She does not share Magneto's goals, and the two part ways as enemies.[78] Years later, she revives a mindwiped Magneto and clones him.[78] Astra orders the clone to kill the original, but the clone loses the battle and joins the X-Men under the name "Joseph".[79] Astra later uses him against Magneto and the X-Men.[80] Astra later recreates Joseph without memories and programs him to hate humankind.[81] She also creates mutated clones of other Brotherhood members.[82] The Stepford Cuckoos uncover Astra's collaboration with Christopher Bach, president of the organization Humans Now, in order to restore fear to Magneto's name.[83] Magneto defeated Joseph and his clone Brotherhood, but Astra escapes.[83]

Vance Astro[edit]

Astronomer[edit]

The Astronomer (Seginn Gallio[volume & issue needed]) is a fictional character, an ancient alien appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. He is one of the Elders of the Universe. His first appearance was in Silver Surfer (Vol.3) #4.

Long ago, the Astronomer chose to dedicate himself monomaniacally to chronicling the slow evolution of the stars and galaxies themselves. He long ago lost interest in living beings.

He helped the Grandmaster devise a plot against Galactus. His desires were for a new universe to be created, one where he and his fellow Elders of the Universe would have more power. To that end, he also helped the Grandmaster to conceive the strategy which he used to manipulate the entity Death into vowing to bar all of them from her realm forever, making them all immortal. The Astronomer attended a meeting of the Elders on Ego's surface where this new immortality was revealed to the rest of their conspiracy.[84] He later attended another meeting of the Elders on Earth.[85] Their subsequent attempt to use the six Infinity Gems to kill Galactus was thwarted when Nova caused the local star to go nova and then collapse into a black hole which quickly sucked in Nova, the Silver Surfer, all six Infinity Gems and all eight Elders who were physically present. Galactus managed to retrieve his two heralds and five of the Elders (whom he soon consumed as punishment for their actions) but not the Astronomer, the Possessor or the Trader.[86] Instead, these three Elders traveled through the black hole and emerged in a mystical dimension where they made a deal with the In-Betweener: in exchange for the Elders using the Soul Gem to restore him, the In-Betweener would take them back to their home reality and kill Galactus. Soon, Galactus, who was suffering from "cosmic indigestion" caused by the Elders he had consumed, sent the Silver Surfer, Mister Fantastic, and the Invisible Woman in search of the Infinity Gems. The three agents of Galactus fell victim to the Astronomer's plan and the In-Betweener was restored. After taking the Elders and the Infinity Gems back to their own reality, the In-Betweener attempted to destroy Galactus but found himself unable to do so and stated his intention to hurl Galactus into the black hole instead. The three Elders, who wanted to rescue their brother Elders from within Galactus, threatened him with the other five Infinity Gems and the In-Betweener responded by summoning Death and forcing her to negate them despite her vow. As a result, the Astronomer, the Possessor, and the Trader were apparently disintegrated.[87]

The Astronomer – along with fellow Elders Champion, Grandmaster, Judicator, and Runner – was one of a number of beings who traveled to the planet Godthab Omega, and witnessed the arrival of the Annihilation Wave/Swarm.[88]

Asylum[edit]

Atalanta[edit]

Athena[edit]

Atlas[edit]

Attuma[edit]

Atum[edit]

Atum (also known as Demogorge) is a being in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Alan Zelenetz, first appeared in Thor Annual #10 in 1982.

Within the context of the stories, Atum is the son of the entity known as the Demiurge and the Elder God Gaea. A golden humanoid imbued with the power of the Sun itself, Atum kills the warring Elder Gods and, absorbing their life force, is changed by their evil energies and devolves into a huge, hulking demonic being - Demogorge, the God Eater. Only Chthon and Set survive by fleeing into alternate dimensions. With Gaea the only Elder God remaining, the God Eater sheds the Elder Gods' energies and becomes Atum, journeying to the Sun and hibernating there.[89] During this long period of hibernation, Atum takes on the identity of Ammon-Ra, and forms the Ogdoad, the primordial gods of ancient Egypt.[90]

Thousands of years later, a group of eight Death Gods from various pantheons (including Hela; Pluto; Seth and non-Death God Mephisto) combine their mystical might to join all the Hells into one vast dimension. This act forces the reemergence and intervention of the Demogorge, who consumed all but the fleeing Hela. A champion from each pantheon is sent to stop Demogorge and prevent further disaster. Led by Thor, the champions find the God Eater and battle it. Demogorge is defeated by Thor, who plunges into one of its orifices and attacks the God Eater's inner workings. Damaged beyond repair, the entity can no longer contain the energies it has consumed and releases all the previously consumed gods, and restores the Hells to their rightful dimensions.[91]

During the Secret Invasion storyline, the alien Skrulls invade Earth at the behest of their deities, Kly'bn and Sl'gur't. A cadre of gods consisting of Hercules, Snowbird, Amatsu-Mikaboshi and Ajak is formed to combat the Skrull gods, with Atum joining the Earthly pantheon at the request of Horus. He compares himself to a shepherd defending his flock, which he will one day eat.[92] During the confrontation, Atum is killed after trying to devour Sl'gur't, who tears him apart from the inside.[93]

Later, after Thor is slain battling the evil Serpent,[94] his divine soul travels to an afterlife for gods, where he joins many other deities who appear to have died and are all on their way to be devoured by Demogorge; apparently a being such as he can never truly be destroyed.[95] Nevertheless, Thor defeats him by smashing his heart after entering his body, and escapes him once again.

Auran[edit]

Aurora[edit]

Avalanche[edit]

Awesome Android[edit]

Ayo[edit]

Ayo is a warrior for the Dora Milaje. The character, created by Al Ewing and Kenneth Rocafort, first appeared in Ultimates Vol. 2 #1 (January 2016).

When Ramonda, queen of Wakanda, sentenced Aneka, a fellow Dora Milaje and her lover, be executed, Ayo took it upon herself to rescue her. Stealing the Midnight Angel Armor, Ayo broke Aneka free and the two denounced their roles as Dora Milaje warriors.[96] Calling themselves the Midnight Angels, they soon became vigilantes in their homeland, rescuing women from a group of bandits[97] and fought off fake Dora Milaje women who were really working with the White Gorilla. Ayo remained in the Jabari-Lands.[98] Ayo and her Angels formed an alliance with another liberation group called the People, despite some trepidation from the former.[99]

Ayo and her Angels later began to regret their alliance with the People when they began using violence as a means to solve their problems. Eventually, Shuri confronted Ayo and Aneka and convinced them to have the Dora Milaje aid King T'Challa in defeating the People. While they initially refused, as they thought T'Challa was not a man of his people, Shuri changed their minds by explaining that T'Challa was an honorable man who did not stoop to low tactics like the People.[100] After the defeat of the People, Ayo and Aneka made peace with T'Challa.[101]

Ayo in other media[edit]

  • Ayo appears in Captain America: Civil War, portrayed by Florence Kasumba. She is T'Challa's bodyguard abroad. When they leave to search for the now-wanted Captain America, Ayo has a minute encounter with Black Widow when exiting the building. She tells her "Move, or you will be moved," which amuses T'Challa and he simply signals her to leave.
  • Kasumba reprises her role in Black Panther. She is shown to work alongside Okoye, who is her commanding officer.
  • Ayo appears in Avengers: Infinity War where she once again fights alongside her fellow Wakandans.

Azazel[edit]

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