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Real Name
Carol Susan Jane Danvers
Current Alias

Ms. Marvel[1], Binary[2], Captain Marvel[3], Warbird[4], Lady Marvel[5], Catherine Donovan[6], Major Danvers, Cheeseburger



New Avengers, formerly Mighty Avengers (leader), Homeland Security Dept., NASA, The Avengers, former ally of The X-Men (as Carol Danvers), former member of the Starjammers (as Binary)

Joseph (father), Marie (mother), Steve (brother, deceased), Joseph Jr. (brother)


Base Of Operations


5' 11"

124 lbs (56 kg)




Marital Status

Avenger; formerly; Agent of SHIELD; US Air Force intelligence agent; NASA Chief of Security; editor of Woman Magazine; writer

B.A., extensive training in espionage techniques

Carol was mutated by the use of Kree technology (mutate)

Place of Birth

First appearance

Marvel Super-Heroes #13
(March, 1968)



Image:Quote1.png ...You're not monsters. You're the best chance those kids have. Which is why you have to keep trying to make a difference. No matter how hard it gets Image:Quote2.png
-- Ms. Marvel

Early Years

Ms. Marvel's first suit

Carol Danvers grew up as the oldest child of three in a traditional Boston home, with a contractor father who believed in the merits of hard work. When he built their Cape Cod summer home, Carol insisted on working as hard as her two younger brothers, trying to make equal in her father's eyes. A voracious reader, she dreamed of becoming an astronaut and traveling to distant planets; as a teen she even hitchhiked to Cape Canaveral to view a launch there. Her father however, could not accept women as men's equals, and when financial troubles meant he could only send one child to college, he chose middle child Steve despite Carol's superior grades. Carol graduated from high school first in her class and took a sales job. She turned 18 just a few months later, and the following day she turned her back on her father and joined the Air Force, intending to be a pilot and to get a college degree via the military. Her brother Steve's death in military action would eventually draw Carol back to her family, but she still never felt truly accepted by her father.

She quickly rose to the top of her Air Force class and was recruited into military intelligence (Special Operations)and trained as a spy. She accomplished many different missions and worked with other figures such as Logan (later Wolverine) and Benjamin Grimm (later the Thing), while oppressing others such as Victor Creed (later Sabertooth), and Natalia Shostakova (later the Black Widow).

NASA eventually requested her for an open position as head of security which she accepted, resigning from the Air Force bumping her to full Colonel at retirement. Becoming the youngest security captain in NASA's history, she became embroiled in the schemes of the interstellar alien Kree Empire. It was during this time that she met and eventually befriended the Kree soldier Mar-Vell whose enemies would soon be responsible for her future transformation. The next few months were disastrous as she was kidnapped by the alien robotic intelligence Cyberex and then hospitalized by a controlled Iron Man who attacked the Cape. The alien Yon-Rogg then kidnapped her while she was still concussed and eventually battled Mar-Vell. During this battle, Carol was knocked into a damaged Kree Psyche-Magnitron, a powerful device which could turn imagination into reality. Carol's genetic structure was altered effectively making her a half-Kree superhuman. She was unaware of this change for months.

Her successful career at NASA was severely damaged because of these recent events. Due to her continued inability to control superhuman incursions, she was removed and reassigned to a minor NASA facility near Chicago. Even this did not last as Carol was demoted to a mere security guard and returned to Cape Canaveral after the superhuman Nitro had raided the base. Due to her plummeting career, she resigned from NASA.

Now living off an accumulated salary, Carol wrote an angry tell-all expose on NASA, burning many bridges. The best selling book briefly made Carol a celebrity and she began working as an editor for many national magazines like Rolling Stone. However, she developed a dual personality due to the Psyche-Magnitron's alterations. She would black out and become a Kree warrior, instantaneously donning a costume in which the Psyche-Magnitron had created for her to ease her body's changes. She continued to experience these blackouts, but they did not stop her from pursuing her career as a writer and editor. She took the name Ms. Marvel after Mar-Vell. Her fragmented mind eventually recovered with the help and treatments of the extradimensional Hecate and and the Kree Ronan the Accuser. She established herself as one of New York's premiere superheroes working with Spider-Man, the Defenders, and the [Avengers (Earth-616)

Powers and Abilities


Ms. Marvel's Binary powers

Superhuman Strength: Carol is superhumanly strong and is typically able to lift about 70 tons. However, since she is able to absorb various types of energy, she can use this energy to temporarily increase her physical strength to levels similar to that of her time as Binary. Hence, she is ultimately capable of lifting in excess of 100 tons.

Superhuman Speed: She is capable of running and accelerating to high speeds which a human could never achieve.

Superhuman Stamina: Carol's musculature produces considerably less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human. She can physically exert herself at peak capacity for about 24 hours before fatigue begins to impair her. However, she is capable of channeling absorbed energy to further increase her stamina to higher levels.

Superhuman Durability: The tissues of her body are considerably harder and more resistant to physical injury than those of an ordinary human. Ms. Marvel is capable of withstanding high caliber bullets, great impact forces, falls from great heights, exposure to temperature and pressure extremes, and powerful energy blasts without sustaining injury. While channeling the energy she has absorbed, her body's resilience is extended to an even greater degree, even allowing her to survive in the vacuum of space for extended periods of time.

Superhuman Agility: Carol's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete.

Superhuman Reflexes: Her reflexes are heightened in a similar manner and are superior to those of the finest human athlete.

Flight: Carol is capable of propelling herself through the air at tremendous speeds. She is capable of reaching at least Mach 3 in an Earth-like environment.

Minor Molecular Control: She can use absorbed energy to transform her regular clothing into her costume and vice-versa.

Photonic Blasts: Carol can fire powerful concussion blasts of photon and stellular light energy from her hands and fingertips.

Energy Absorption: Her body is capable of absorbing various types of energy for the purpose of temporarily enhancing her own physical attributes.

Former Powers

Superhuman Strength: Capable of lifting 50 tons

Flight: ability to fly at supersonic speeds

Enhanced Reflexes

Seventh Sense: enabled her to subconsciously anticipate an opponent's moves

Near-Invulnerability: possesses an amalgamated human/alien Kree physiology that granted her a degree of immunity to poisons and a virtually indestructible body.

Power Grid [7]
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills


Multilingual: Carol is fluent in English, Russian, and another unrevealed Earth language, as well as Kree, and Shi'ar languages. She speaks passable Rajaki and has a limited vocabulary in many other languages.

Expert Pilot: Carol is an accomplished pilot, having extensive experience with USAF planes as well as with Kree, Shi'ar and other alien starships.

Expert Combatant: She is extensively trained in armed and unarmed combat, including numerous martial arts. This would include Modern Army Combatives training in Boxing, Brazillian Jujitsu, Muay Thai, Judo and Escrima.

Talented Journalist: Carol is talented journalist excelling as a freelance writer and magazine editor.


Discover and Discuss

  1. Ms. Marvel #1 until Avengers Annual 10
  2. Starting in Uncanny X-Men 164, last used?
  3. House of M
  4. Avengers Vol 3 #4
  5. Avengers 2 1998
  6. Ms. Marvel Vol 2 35
  7. OHOTMU Avengers 2004

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