→ garden festivals
→ art shows
→ noir movies
→ romance novels
→ stuffed animals
→ cherry liquor
→ new skills
→ instrumental music
→ video games
→ airport security
→ ice cream headaches
→ having nothing to do
→ oldest of three
→ resented the attention her brothers got while younger
→ never close with her father
→ always dreamed of being a pilot
→ only has one brother left alive
→ speaks five languages fluently, including Kree
→ oddly interested in interior design
→ fell in love with Kree warrior
→ has a complex background with the x-man Wolverine
→ adores chinese food
→ copes with stress with alcohol
→ had a pet dog named Roxie
→ has a pet cat named Chewie
→ grew up in Colorado, misses the summers
→ talented equestrian
→ is irritated by being addressed as ma'am
→ lives in Stark Mansion, doesn't hate it, but isn't overly attached to it
→ watches old detective television shows
→ dislikes paperwork but gets it done promptly
→ owns a beach house in Santa Monica
→ has a massive collection of stuffed animals
→ misses flying air crafts
"I sort of accidentally blasted him in the crotch. Seven times in the crotch." — Carol Danvers, Ultimate Avengers.
Carol is a brilliant and fiercely independent woman with a strong personality and indomitable willpower. She pursues her goals and dreams to the fullest, battling her way through any adversity and allowing nothing to get in her way.
Going against gender typing as well as the wishes of her domineering father, she dreamt of becoming an ace fighter pilot, and quickly achieved this goal through sheer determination and hard work, learning an unusual degree of self-reliance in the process. This led to remarkable success in her career.
In a sense, she is a feminist and has challenged many men, including Captain Marvel in his views and is quite confrontational if someone crosses her line. Through this ability of hers to achieve, she is strong willed and this is why she has been able to achieve her career as a pilot and a superhero.
She will fight to the end and has a warrior's will and has proven to be quite resistant to mental domination. However, she has resorted to alcohol when her life had gone down the drain. Sometimes she has had to make choices that were seen as cold and uncaring. Through this though, she has been trained to think fast in how to deal with emergency situations. She is perhaps seen as outspoken as she is very direct and assertive.
Underneath the strong, determined and career driven woman is a heart of gold. Carol is dependable and loyal to a fault, happy to give up her time for her friends and go the extra mile for those she cares about. She can be nice and friendly to most, but threaten any of her friends and the fierceness of the self-made superheroine will be unleashed without hesitation.
Ms. Marvel's powers were originally derived from those of Captain Marvel, though they have since diverged and increased to become uniquely her own, due to being a unique Kree/human genetic hybrid, Carol also possesses the potential to wield vast cosmic power.
Super Strength: Carol possesses superhuman strength that easily out matches that of any normal human and most superheroes. Ms. Marvel was shown easily lifting and hurling cars and tanks, tearing through five-inch steel with her bare hands, and shattering reinforced concrete with her fists.
She can lift 75 tons under normal conditions, under extreme circumstances Carol has shown the ability to reach class-100 strength levels for brief periods. She has also shown an ability to achieve class-100 strength if she has absorbed a great deal of external energy.
Recent tests by scientist Hank Pym have shown that Ms. Marvel's base strength level is still increasing. Even when not augmented by any additional energy, Carol can now lift 92 tons and strike with a similar level of force, and Pym has theorized that this is likely not her limit.
Super Speed: Ms. Marvel has the ability move at supersonic speeds, making her literally too fast for the human eye to follow. She can achieve speeds of at least Mach-3 during atmospheric flight and has shown the ability to hit even greater velocities when the need arises.
Super Agility: Ms. Marvel possesses great superhuman agility and reflexes to compliment her superhuman speed. She can perform acrobatic feats far beyond that of the finest human athlete and easily evade bullet-speed projectiles.
Super Stamina: Ms. Marvel can exert herself at maximum effort for up to 24 hours before tiring. Regularly, Carol can push herself long past normal human standards of endurance, possessing the will and power to single handedly hold back enemy forces to await back up if needed.
Flight: As previously mentioned, Ms. Marvel can fly at speeds of at least Mach-3 in the atmosphere. She is a highly agile flier and can turn on a dime in mid-air, even while travelling at great velocity. Since she is also a talented and highly-trained fighter pilot, Carol's advanced knowledge of flight mechanics and aerial combat allows her to easily outmanoeuvre most opponents in the air.
Invulnerability: Ms. Marvel is impervious to most forms of damage and can absorb a tremendous amount of punishment without injury. She can survive unharmed in the cold vacuum of space. She is bullet-proof and such attacks merely bounce off her skin on contact. More powerful attacks such as rockets, mortar shells, and bombs are only slightly more effectual, due to the fact that she can absorb their explosive energy. She is unfazed by blows delivered from opponents weaker than her and can withstand blows even by those who are stronger, though continuous and repeated hits by opponents of such great strength can eventually wear her down. She is also impervious to most forms of energy attack, and in fact such attacks can make her stronger.
Energy Absorption: Ms. Marvel has the ability to absorb a wide variety of energy and utilize it to further augment her own super-strength, speed, invulnerability, energy projection, and other powers. Extremely high-energy attacks may eventually overload Carol's absorbing ability, but she has shown that she can absorb and utilize energy up to the magnitude of a nuclear explosion. Carol has also shown an ability to absorb magical energy (though not without consequence).
Energy Projection: Ms. Marvel can generate extremely powerful photon blasts, which are roughly equal in force to Iron Man's full-strength repulsor blasts. If she has absorbed a great amount of energy, Carol can generate even stronger energy blasts.
Regeneration: In the event that Ms. Marvel suffers an attack that is actually powerful enough to overload both her invulnerability and her energy absorption power, she possesses a super-healing factor and is able to quickly regenerate from almost any injury. Her healing rate is accelerated even further if she is able to absorb and utilize external energy to aid in the process. She has fully recovered from nuclear explosions and attacks of similar magnitude in a matter of hours.
Danger Sense: One of Ms. Marvel's original powers was a precognitive sense, called her "seventh sense," which allowed her to subconsciously recognize danger before it occurred. It was this sense that triggered her early transformations from Carol Danvers to Ms. Marvel. Her seventh sense also allowed her to subconsciously predict an opponent's attacks before they made them, greatly enhancing her fighting and tactical prowess in battle.
This power has been lost following Rogue's absorption of Carol's powers, as it is a subconscious power, Carol is as yet uncertain if it lies dormant due to her muddled memories and feelings.
Minor Molecular Control: Ms. Marvel possesses a limited degree of molecular control, which she can use to transform regular clothing into her Ms. Marvel costume and vice versa. This power works almost instantaneously, and has the effect of changing her from Carol Danvers to Ms. Marvel in the blink of an eye.
Apart from her powers, Ms. Marvel possesses many other skills and abilities that she developed on her own. Her advanced military training along with her Kree warrior skills naturally makes her a very dangerous hand-to-hand fighter. When used in combination with her many superhuman powers, she becomes a truly formidable adversary. Carol has developed highly advanced espionage skills, including infiltration, surveillance, interrogation, and disguise. Travelling around the world as an intelligence agent she learned to speak several other languages, such as German and Japanese, as if they were her first language.
After her time in the Air Force she became a renowned fighter pilot and is also skilled at flying aircraft and spacecraft built by the Kree. Her advanced flying knowledge is used to great effect when fighting enemies in the air.
Because Carol's genetic structure was merged with Captain Mar-Vell's by the Kree Psyche-Magnitron, she has intimate knowledge of all aspects of the Kree race, including their language, culture, customs, politics, and technology.
A more artistic ability Carol possesses is her writing talent. She had been a freelance journalist for some time and was also a magazine editor in New York.
Once upon a time, Ms. Marvel was not so marvellous. They oldest of three children, and the only daughter, Carol grew up with a very competitive childhood, often vying to prove herself just as capable as her brothers in any way she could. Despite the fact that Carol was extremely bright and capable, more so than either of her brothers, her chauvinistic father refused to pay for her to attend college, preferring to spend the money on his sons instead. He insisted that Carol merely find a good husband to take care of her, a sexist notion that the fiercely independent Carol refused to accept.
Carol had always loved the idea of flying, and after she graduated from high school she decided to defy her father's wishes and joined the United States Air Force. She excelled in the Air Force, her skill as a jet fighter pilot so remarkable that her colleagues nicknamed her "Ace," and she quickly rose to the rank of Captain.
Carol's exemplary performance in the Air Force brought her to the attention of the Central Intelligence Agency, who actively recruited her and trained her to become an elite field agent. As an agent of the CIA, Carol often teamed up with fellow agent Michael Rossi, and the two became romantically involved.
On one of her most important CIA missions, Carol had to infiltrate Soviet airspace. The mission almost failed when her team were intercepted by Soviet forces and forced to the ground. With a good amount of luck, the three-man team managed to escape and succeeded in retrieving the mysterious metal which they had been sent to obtain.
During what would prove to be her final CIA mission, Carol was captured by the KGB and held in Lubyanka prison, where she endured interrogation and torture. In defiance of government orders, Michael Rossi infiltrated Russia, broke into Lubyanka, and rescued Carol. The ordeal extinguished Carol's enthusiasm for being a CIA agent, so she decided to resign in order to pursue a different career.
Carol's impressive resume landed her a position as the head of security of NASA headquarters in Cape Canaveral. There she unexpectedly made the acquaintance of the Kree superhero Mar-Vell (known on Earth as Captain Marvel) and hints of a romance developed between the two. Carol's CIA background made her quite unafraid to put herself in potentially dangerous situations, and while on the job she found herself caught in the middle an epic battle between Captain Marvel and his Kree arch-enemy Yon-Rogg. Carol, who until then had always felt herself capable of handling anything, was a mere pawn in the struggle between the two super-powered combatants, and she hated feeling so helpless. During the conflict, Carol was exposed to the explosive radiation of an otherworldly Kree device called the Psyche-Magnitron, which had the power to turn thoughts into reality but whose radiation was lethal to humans. Captain Marvel shielded Carol from the bulk of the radiation with his own body, causing Carol's DNA to absorb much of his own genetic template. Carol's lifelong dreams of flight and her sudden wish to have powers like those of Captain Marvel completed the process, and her DNA was transformed into that of a superhuman member of the Kree race.
The result was that Carol emerged from the explosion with superhuman strength and durability, the ability to fly, fighting skills equal to that of a trained Kree warrior, and a precognitive "seventh sense" that allowed her to sense beforehand when danger or a crisis was about to occur. Carol become the super-heroine known as Ms. Marvel, and her first costume was based on the red-and-blue Kree uniform worn by Captain Marvel. Initially, Carol was not even aware of her superhuman alter-ego: When her seventh sense detected a crisis, she would fall unconscious and transform into Ms. Marvel in a burst of energy. As Ms. Marvel, she had no recollection of being Carol Danvers and was convinced that she had amnesia. In turn, Carol retained no memory of being Ms. Marvel, and believed that she had merely been unconscious during that time. Eventually Carol would discover that she was in fact Ms. Marvel and her two personas became of one mind, allowing Carol to have full control over when she became Ms. Marvel and vice versa.
As Ms. Marvel, Carol quickly gained the reputation of being a formidable super-hero in her own right. She fought and defeated many super-powered villains, including Scorpion, Grotesk, MODOK and AIM, Tiger Shark, Destructor, the Doomsday Man, and others. She also acquired some persistent enemies due to her super-heroics, including the renegade Shi'ar warrior known as Deathbird.
Eventually, Ms Marvel ended up on the East Coast; settling in San Francisco after the brutal murder of her then lover Dr. Michael Barnett. Grief stricken, Carol tried to hang up her mantle, but found herself unable to ignore calls for help. Eventually, Carol's long term friend and occasional team mate Jessica Drew contacted her, expressing SHIELD's wish for Carol to join the Avenger team. Having worked closely with SHIELD during her CIA days, Carol accepted the offer and agreed to move back to New York within the week.
As fate would have it, Rogue was in the wrong place at the wrong time and before Carol could leave San Francisco, she had an altercation with Rogue and had to take measures to stop the young mutant from her Brotherhood tasks. Carol and Rogue fought furiously, and their battle raged all across the city. Carol fought Rogue so long and hard that Rogue's ability to absorb powers and memories became permanent in this case, rather than temporary. Once Carol was entirely drained she fell into a catatonic state, while Rogue's mind was suddenly assaulted by Carol's personality and emotions competing with her own.
In a flash of remorse for her actions, Rogue called 911 before fleeing, leaving Carol's lifeless body to be retrieved by paramedics. Unable to ascertain what had caused Carol's comatose state, no obvious signs to explain it, Carol was sent to specialist hospitals under SHIELD order to allow for observation.
For eight months, Carol lay in a catatonic state, her brain effectively 'offline' and no apparent consciousness being present. Carol was, for all intents and purposes, brain dead for six months of that.
Slowly, Carol's regenerative power was starting to reboot, coming back to her in pieces and slowly healing the damage done to her consciousness by Rogue's attack. Waking up, in a hospital bed in a different State, Carol felt disorientated, but little more.
Her memories, while intact, were locked from her, leaving her unresponsive and like an amnesiac all over again. She also had a sense of disassociation from everything around her, unable to feel any connection to things. Alerted to her awakening, SHIELD were made aware of Carol's new condition and took appropriate actions, looking to help her reconnect with her memories.
With the help of Emma Frost, Carol was able to attach her emotions and her memories to one another again, moving forward in the recovery of her powers and her life again. Moving in to the Avenger's Mansion, Carol began her rehabilitation with the intention that she would join the team when she was ready. Eventually, Carol was cleared for active duty, striking up friendships with her teammates, Tony Stark and Thor of Asgard as well as Tony's girlfriend and business partner Pepper Potts. Carol even started dating Steve Rogers.
Carol's life was largely on the up and up, even with Bucky's return and the appearance of Peggy Carter. Carol can even deal with Mystique showing her face again.