Quote1 My name is Captain Marvel... I am an Earthling and an Avenger. But today I stand as one with the settlers of Torfa, who claim this planet and its resources as they were freely given in the aftermath of the Behemoth disaster... They are a peaceful people, but I am a woman of war. If you move against them, you move against me. I am willing to die here today, for this cause. I have made my choice... Now you make yours. Quote2
-- Captain Marvel src

Early Years

Carol Danvers is the daughter of Joe Danvers, Sr., a former U.S. Navy officer and construction worker,[21], as well as Mari-Ell, a champion of the Kree. The two married and she later became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter, Car-Ell; which means "Champion" in the Kree language, which they changed to "Carol" to fit in on Earth.[1]

She was born and raised in a Beverly suburban community to the north of Boston, Massachusetts.[22] She was the youngest of three children after Stevie and Joe, Jr..[21][1] Her father was physically abusive to her half-brothers.[23] When her father built their Cape Cod summer home, Carol insisted on working as hard as her two older half-brothers, trying to appear 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 equal, and when financial troubles meant he could only send one child to college, he chose Steve despite Carol's superior grades.[24]

U.S. Air Force

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Carol's military career

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, taking the call sign "Cheeseburger". While flying an experimental jet through Arabic air space, however, Carol was shot down and captured by a man named Ghazi Rashid, who tortured her for several days. She managed to escape (despite a broken leg and serious injuries), reach a CIA safe-house in the area, and provide key information to the intelligence community.[25]

Air Force Special Operations

Colonel Michael Rossi later recruited her to join Air Force intelligence and they worked on the Rashid case together.[26] The two's first mission together was to Berlin where it was on this mission she began calling him "Ace". They traveled there to find Vitamin but he was able to escape. The two began a romantic relationship after that. But after a couple of years it came to an end.[27] Carol accomplished many different missions and worked with other figures such as Col. Nick Fury, Logan (later Wolverine) and Benjamin Grimm (later the Thing), while opposing others such as Victor Creed (later Sabretooth), and Natalia Shostakova (later the Black Widow).[28][29]


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.[30] It was during this time that she met the Kree soldier Mar-Vell that unbeknownst to Carol posed himself as Dr. Walter Lawson, despite her suspicions and they eventually became friends.[31] Carol almost exposed Mar-Vell, when she spotted a Kree ship returning to Earth's orbit and "Lawson's" sudden appearance in the middle of the road. Even though Mar-Vell denied seeing anything, Carol was determined prove him wrong.[32] While Carol was investigating the landing site, Yon-Rogg tried to murder her, however Mar-Vell came to her rescue and promised to help her find Doctor Lawson. He used the finger prints she gave him to make his match the ones Carol has on file, cementing his cover as Lawson.[33]

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The Psyche-Magnitron

When Captain Mar-Vell returned after he visited Lawson' home, which contained a secret lab where a robot was being constructed and later surviving an encounter with The Organization. Carol kissed him after he reported his findings.[34] The next few months were disastrous. She gained access to Lawson's hotel room, but before she could find anything of note, she was kidnapped twice first by the robotic intelligence Cyberex,[35] and the second time while driving with Mar-Vell by The Organization.[36] Later, Carol gave the order to arrest Lawson due to his long absence and was determined to put Mar-Vell behind bars after he stole a moon rocket from the Cape.[37] Despite proving himself that he wasn't a traitor by saving Carol from the Man-Slayer, Mar-Vell was still arrested by the surrounded military.[38] She was later hospitalized by a mind-controlled Iron Man who attacked the Cape.[39]

Eventually, Carol awakened in a hospital and fled when FBI agents came to question her about Walter Lawson. Outside a concussed Carol is kidnapped by Yon-Rogg.[40] During the battle between Yon-Rogg and Mar-Vell, Carol was knocked into a damaged Kree Psyche-Magnitron, a powerful device which could turn imagination into reality. Carol's genetic structure was forever altered unlocking her latent powers. She was unaware of this change for months.[41]

Ms. Marvel

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Ms. Marvel's first suit

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.[42]

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 Woman Magazine, a publication owned by the Daily Bugle. 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 which the Psyche-Magnitron had created for her to ease her body's changes.[31]

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 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.[43][44][45]

Joining the Avengers

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Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel

After working several cases with the Avengers, Ms. Marvel was invited to join the team during the Scarlet Witch's leave of absence.[46] She quickly established herself as a valuable member, but left the team following a bizarre unwanted pregnancy caused by "Marcus", who claimed to be the son of Immortus. Marcus manipulated Carol into believing that she loved him and took her to his home in Limbo;[47] however, Marcus' plot backfired when he discovered that he aged at an accelerated rate in Limbo. Carol learned how to use Immortus' time-traveling technology and returned to her time. Upon her return she angrily confronted the Avengers expressing her resentment towards them for falling for Marcus' lies and manipulation of her, allowing him to effectively kidnap her for future defilement at his hands.[48]

Losing Powers & Meeting the X-Men

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Rogue takes Ms. Marvel's powers and memories

Seeking peace of mind after the ordeal with Marcus, Carol relocated to San Francisco and chose not to resume ties with the Avengers. In a battle with the power-absorbing mutant Rogue, Danvers lost virtually all of her Ms. Marvel abilities,[49] leaving her with only her augmented genetic structure. Rogue attempted to murder her afterwards, but Carol survived floating unconscious on top of the water under the Golden Gate Bridge. Spider-Woman rescued her and alerted the Avengers and the X-Men to Carol's plight. Rogue had drained her memories, most of which were restored by mutant mentor Charles Xavier. However, Professor X could not return the emotional bonds linked to those memories.[48]

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Jessica rescuing Carol

During this period, Carol was a frequent ally of the X-Men - Xavier's team of masked, mutant heroes. In the Bermuda Triangle on her first mission with the mutants, Carol was on a yacht with Professor X, Dr. Moira MacTaggert and Dr. Peter Corbeau, they were searching for the previous X-Men leader Cyclops who went missing at sea. During their search, Professor X suddenly lost telepathic contact with the rest of the X-Men. When Carol spotted Magneto's Island, Professor X was on the astral plane confronting Magneto. Magneto defeated Professor X by bringing his physical body into his inhibitor field with his magnetic powers, Carol and the rest of crew were left behind on the damaged yacht. The X-Men including Cyclops managed to hold off Magneto, who abandoned the battle after almost killing Sprite. Afterwards, Corbeau, Nightcrawler and Carol repaired the ship.[50]

After a failed assault from the Hellfire Club, the X-Men cleaned and repaired their X-Mansion and Carol ministered them.[51] Carol joined the X-Men at Magneto's old base in the Bermuda Triangle, to set up a new secret base. In her room, she was soul searching and reflecting about the event where she lost her powers. Logan tried to comfort her by talking about their shared past, only to much exasperation she couldn't remember any of it.[52]

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Carol deleting her files

Later, Carol and the Starjammers spar in a morning exercise, despite her lose of powers she was physical in superb form and she was only beaten when they ganged upon her. It was revealed in examination performed by Corbeau, that when she gained superpowers her genetic structure was permanently altered, she remained a perfect specimen despite being stripped of her powers. After watching Senator Robert Kelly demonizing the X-Men on a talk show. In response, Carol, Storm and Wolverine infiltrated the Pentagon, to destroy all the records about the X-Men, dressed as military personnel, Carol used her clout to act temporarily as a colonel. When they walked towards the data banks, they ran into Rogue. Carol was furious by being reminded of their terrible meeting, she tried to shoot Rogue, but Rogue had temporarily absorbed Wolverine's powers and in response Storm used her powers to escape the situation.

While the X-Men continued to fight Rogue, Carol had slipped away and gained access to the vault, only to be followed by a disguised Mystique, who entered the vault as Nick Fury and tried to kill her. Carol managed to defeat Mystique before she could upload a virus, she left the shape-shifter unconscious. She found two old personnel files of her, which she promptly deleted, knowing she was a different person without those memories. She also deleted the X-Men files. They all left the building quietly.[53]

Becoming Binary

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Carol Danvers as Binary

Carol was at a farewell banquet with the X-Men onboard the Shi'ar flagship, but all of the sudden Lilandra went catatonic. Deathbird suddenly appeared taunting her and proclaimed herself to be the new Empress. She then detonated a bomb which rendered the X-Men unconscious, and her Brood allies captured Carol and the X-Men to turn them into host-forms.[54]

The Brood subjected her to an evolutionary ray that triggered the latent potential of her augmented genes and revealed that she has a psychic resilience that surprised them. Wolverine who freed himself, smells Carol's scent, finds the lab she is kept and he managed to free her by smashing everything in sight. She is mostly whole and she is surprised how energized she feels. After they reconvened with the rest of the X-Men and found Lilandra, they reached Z'Reee Shar, Lilandra's yacht.[55]

When they were eluding the brood, Carol became the cosmically powered mutate called Binary. She used her new found powers to restart the anti-matter drive. She realized she had the power of a white hole and was able to generate heat, light, radiation and access all other forms of energy along the electromagnetic spectrum on an almost solar scale. Shortly after, Colossus asked Carol to join the X-Men but she declined, knowing she could finally travel space and didn't wanted to be confined on earth.[3] in a moment of respite, Wolverine finally told the rest of the team, that the brood implanted eggs in their nervous systems, to transform them and use their genetic potential. His own healing factor barely saved his life. Carol, with a cry of rage, activated her Binary powers and blasts off into space.[56][3]

Carol traveled to a Brood base on Madrizar, she used her overwhelming power to destroy their entire world except for the enslaved Acanti. Unfortunately the Acanti couldn't be saved and was put out of her misery. Following the destruction, she found Storm who had bonded with an Acanti. When Carol and the X-Men reunited, the Acanti explained the history between them and the Brood. Acanti seeked help from the X-Men, if they relieved the racial soul of the old prophet-singer body, who was on Sleazeworld, his successor would be able to bring his people to safety. Meanwhile the X-Men gained access, in space the enemy numbers began to take their toll, and Carol was overwhelmed and neutralized. Fortunately, moments later the Starjammer came to the rescue when it dropped out of hyperspace.

Later, when Carol found the X-Men in a crystalline chamber wounded and about turned into Brood, she used her solar affinity to distill the soul-essence from the chamber and returned the Acanti young prophet-singer and killing all the embryos. They all are teleported to Starjammer and Sleazeworld destroyed. However, Wolverine realized that the Queen claimed there was an embryo which imperiled Earth - and that could only be Charles Xavier.[57] On Earth, they defeated the remaining Brood and Charles's mind was put in a new body with the help of the Fantastic Four.[58]


Carol visited her parents in Beverly, but despite Professor X best efforts to restore her memory she still felt empty around them. She decided her life as Carol was over, she would life on as Binary instead. Later, she entered the X-Mansion on seeing Rogue she knocks her into orbit. After a quick scuffle, Xavier told her Rogue was under their protection as their newest member. Carol conceded understanding but not approval, and left.[59]

No longer possessed of strong emotional ties to people and places on Earth, Carol decided to leave the planet and pursue new challenges as a member of the space-faring band of adventurers known as the Starjammers.[60] Binary was an attendee at the marriage of Scott Summers and Madelyne Pryor.[61]


While Carol's body was in space her memories began exerting itself within Rogue's body, when Rogue and Wolverine are taken by the Press Gang and teleported to Genosha for examination (due to them being mutants). They tried to fight their way out through a group of Magistrates and managed to get out of the extraction room, but in the next room a mutant called Wipeout nullified their powers and they are thrown in prison. Rogue was left in a catatonic state after guards tried to assault her, she retreated in her own subconscious and found traces of the psyches of all those who she had touched when her powers were still active. She met the psyche of Carol, who asks Rogue to let her take over her body.

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Rogue meeting Carol's psyche

While in Rogue's body she beat two Magistrates who came in her cell. When checking up on a wounded Logan, he recognized Carol's personality, Logan told her to leave him, but she refused to do so after he saved her from the KGB many years earlier. While disguising themselves as guards, they realized that Jenny Ransome and Madelyne Pryor cells were empty, knowing that they couldn't linger, they sneaked out of their cell block. When moving around the Citadel, they decided to escape out of Genosha in a aircraft, fighting their way through guards and stealing one they made a clean getaway.[62]

They booby-trapped and ditched the aircraft and let it fly across the Indian Ocean, however the Magistrates realized the mutants were still on Genosha soil. Wolverine and Rogue's powers were still nullified and thus were invisible to the Genosha's scanners. They reunite in the streets of Hammer Bay, where they watch a promotional video that reveals that mutants are kept as slaves by the human population. Carol realizes that they need new security passes, knowing that the old ones aren't usable anymore. Entering a bar full of Magistrates, they see Phillip Moreau (he is the fiancée of Jenny Ransome) drinking his sorrows away and the Magistrates are trying to pick a fight with Philip, Logan uses it as an opportunity to escalate the fight into a full on bar brawl. In the middle of the fight, Logan and Carol grab as many security passes as they can and high tail it out of the bar.

However, Phillip is recognized by the Magistrates as the Gengineer's son and they decide to throw him in the next "Mute Train" to teach him a lesson. Deciding that he might be useful, they also board the train which is powered by a mutant slave. While aboard the Mute Train trying to hide, Carol realizes that Logan is bleeding when he uses his claws and that this will soon kill him. They find Phillip Moreau among the Mutates and manage to escape after tricking Magistrates who thought they were humans. When Logan and Carol carry Moreau to a jeep, Logan vows to bring the whole country down after seeing the mutant slaves on the train.[2]

They travel to the Highlands and try to infiltrate a mutant prison, only to be captured by the Magistrates when tried to pass off as guards. The Magistrates bring them to David Moreau. When they are being interrogated by Moreau, the rest of the X-Men break in the Citadel, rescue their teammates and free all the prisoners, including Madelyne Pryor. Psylocke restores Rogue's and Wolverine's mutant powers. The X-Men warn the Magistrates that should they not change their treatment of mutants, they will be back. Havok shows what the X-Men mean by using his powers to raze the Citadel. The X-Men leave Genosha, and convince Phillip and Jenny to leave with them.[63]

Back at the X-Men outback hideout, in an underground cave Psylocke fights Rogue and Colossus in a training session. During the fight Rogue gets knocked out, this instantly allowed Carol to take control of Rogue's body. She was even able to touch Psylocke without draining her power.[64] Later back in Australia, Rogue causes friction with her teammates because of her rage at sharing a mind with Carol, who had redecorated her room. Carol is forced to take back control when the tension rises to a breaking point. Dazzler suggests a girls' night out to ease the tension, Gateway teleports the X-Women to the Hollywood Mall. During their trip, they find a young mutant being attacked by the anti-mutant group M-Squad. After dispatching the Squad, the four X-ladies return through Gateway's portal, unaware that Jubilee has followed them.[65]

Later in Washington D.C. Carol visits the Vietnam War Memorial to mourn and honor her brother Steve, who was lost in action. After visiting her old apartment in the West Village, she was followed by Psylocke. The two have a conversation about Carol's frustrations with being trapped in Rogue's mind. Nearby, Nimrod fuses with Master Mold and Carol decides to attack it wearing her old Ms. Marvel uniform, only to be knocked out and lose control again.[66] During the fight with Nimrod, Dazzler uses the Siege Perilous to teleport it away. Rogue, sensing Dazzler's plan, uses her powers to push the Sentinel through the portal, but not without being dragged inside with it.[67]

Rogue Redux

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A decomposing Ms. Marvel (split from Rogue) fights against Rogue

After going through the Siege Perilous Rogue and Carol were physically split (with Rogue only having her base powers and Carol retaining her powers). Gateway teleported the two away from the Reavers with Rogue ending up in the Savage Land and Carol on Muir Island. The Shadow King took control of Carol and sent her after Rogue. Carol was decomposing as there was only enough life energy to sustain one person. As Carol started winning Rogue began decomposing. However the fight ended with Carol's death due to Magneto interfering on Rogue's behalf.[68]

Rejoining the Avengers

Returning to Earth some years later, Carol exhausted her cosmic energies to save the sun. Her powers severely depleted, she spent months recuperating at Avengers Mansion. Now known as Warbird, she eventually rejoined the team. Carol overcame emotional emptiness, alcoholism, substantially reduced power levels and a formal court martial before her teammates to prove herself as an asset among Avengers. She proved herself on many missions and was instrumental in defeating the time-spanning Kang during the Kang Wars as a result of his son, Marcus Kang XXIII's attraction to her. Carol stayed to help on a few more missions but eventually left to work for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where she was offered a high rank in one of the agencies.[69]

She was one of many Avengers who opposed the Scarlet Witch during her breakdown[70] and remained with them until they officially disbanded. A short time later, Carol found herself working alongside the New Avengers.[71]

House of M

While Earth-616 was merged with the House of M reality, Carol experienced being the most popular hero on Earth, though she was only a 'Sapien' operating under the rule of mutants. Mar-Vell dubbed her as Captain Marvel as he lay dying.[72]

As Captain Marvel, she tracked down a thief and fought a mystic named Warren Traveler before being 'awakened' by Emma Frost and Layla Miller. From there she joined the other heroes in their successful attempt to revert their reality.[73]

The effect of remembering being the most popular hero had a substantial effect on Carol, who attempted to bring herself into the 'A-List' level of heroes by hiring an agent to market her.[74]

Mighty Avengers Leader

Carol sided with Iron Man and the Registration Act during the Civil War. She and Wonder Man worked together in several capacities, such as chasing Julia Carpenter, a previous Spider-Woman, and the recruitment of the young Araña. After the war, she was given leadership over the Mighty Avengers, the New York branch of the 50-State Initiative. Carol aided her fellow Mighty Avengers Iron Man, Ares, and Wonder Man when they tried to stop the Hulk and his Warbound. She also convinced Iron Man to let her have a S.H.I.E.L.D. mini-carrier and be in charge of her own unit, Operation: Lightning Storm. They faced A.I.M. and M.O.D.O.K., amongst others. Ms. Marvel was captured by the Brood on Monster Island, whereupon she found the Brood Queen.[75]

During the chaotic Battle of Manhattan during the Skrull invasion, Ms. Marvel was shot down by Nick Fury, who was unconvinced that she was the real Carol Danvers.[76] She recovered and fought bravely, killing many Skrulls and several Super-Skrulls single-handedly before leading a group of survivors with Agent Sum to the Raft.[77]

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Ms. Marvel

New Avengers

In the aftermath of the Skrull Invasion, the entire original roster of the Mighty Avengers left the team, and Carol was no exception. Since S.H.I.E.L.D. was simultaneously disbanded, she was left without a job, and rather than stay solo, she joined the New Avengers. She adamantly refused to join Norman Osborn's team of Avengers. Officially, taking her place as Ms. Marvel on the Dark Avengers was Karla Sofen, aka Moonstone.[78]

Later, Osborn attempted to assassinate Danvers, planning on make Sofen the sole Ms. Marvel. But Danvers was split into four energy beings, who used baby MODOKs to reconstitute herself. However, she had a separate alter ego named Catherine Donovan, who in proximity to each other, would allow Danvers to increase in strength. Donovan was created by the Storyteller in an attempt to give her wish of being free from her burdens. Eventually, Donovan was killed by Norman Osborn, and fused with Moonstone. After a great realization, Karla was able to will out Donovan from her mind thus completely merging Donovan and Carol together. During her fight with Karla, Carol removed the moonstone from Karla's body leaving her powerless. Seeing Karla powerless and lost, Carol decided to give Karla back the Moonstone if she were able to redeem herself.[79]

Following the Siege of Asgard, Ms. Marvel remained a member of the New Avengers, and even admitted to being attracted to her fellow teammate Spider-Man.[12] When the Serpent attacked the Earth, Ms. Marvel, along with Spider-Woman and Noh-Varr, went to confront the Hulk, who had become Nul, Breaker of Worlds.[80]

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Carol as the new Captain Marvel

War with the X-Men

When it was realized that the Phoenix Force was heading toward Earth, Ms. Marvel was part of the team sent to stall/take out the Phoenix Force if necessary at all costs.[81] She encountered a resurrected Captain Marvel, who was revived by the Kree Empire using the M'Kraan Crystal in order to unite and protect all of the Kree against the Phoenix Force.[82]

Mar-Vell along with all the other Kree and everyone powered by Kree energies are brainwashed into believing that the Phoenix brings their salvation. Vision manages to free Mar-Vell and the other Kree from the illusion but it is too late to evacuate the planet as the Phoenix draws ever closer to Hala. Mar-Vell realizes that the Phoenix is coming to claim the portion of its power that was used to resurrect him and still resides within him. He sacrifices himself to save Hala and the Phoenix departs for Earth. She realized what Mar-Vell meant for her and decide to take his legacy, becoming the new Captain Marvel in the aftermath of the war against the X-Men.[83]

The Enemy Within

While investigating various plane disappearances with Monica Rambeau, she absorbed her in energy state in order to destroy a giant robot. Back in New York, it's discovered that she had a brain lesion which would cause memory loss if she flew. While searching for her apparently disappeared friend Rose with Spider-Woman, Carol and Jessica were attacked by the Grapplers. After defeating them (but flying in order to do it) one of them revealed her that Rose was in Central Park. When Carol arrived she and Thor battled two T-Rex and found Rose and a note with her apartment's direction. When she arrived with Spider-Woman, they discovered that someone had stolen a piece of the Psyche-Magnitron.[84]

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A Brood ship suddenly appeared out of nowhere, and the Avengers, including Captain Marvel, battled them. Meanwhile, Yon-Rogg was revealed to be the one who had stolen the Psyche-Magnitron and solicited the Kree to transport it back to Hala. When they refused, he combined with the Psyche-Magnitron and claimed that he was going to reform Earth. The Avengers defeated the Brood but unknown to them a Kree Sentry appeared on Earth.[85] The Sentries projected an energy field around New York when Rogg used Danvers's brain as a power source amplified by the field to recreate a Kree city in New York's sky. The Avengers planned to use Cap's shield to break the energy field, but Danvers instead flew to space to separate Rogg from his power source, which worked. Captain Marvel saved the city but suffered great brain damage in the process which cost her a big portion of her memories.[86]

After a brief stint in space, working with the Guardians of the Galaxy in order to rediscover herself,[87] Carol returned to Earth,[88] and joined S.H.I.E.L.D. in order to hunt down the Illuminati.[89] Additionally, Carol started dating Jim Rhodes, a fellow former U.S. Air Force pilot known as the armored hero War Machine.[87]

Secret Wars

During the final incursion, Carol was one of the heroes that tried to stop Earth-1610 from destroying her Earth. After the vessel transporting the Earth's "resurrection team" was destroyed by the Children, Mr. Fantastic was forced to put the "lifeboat" in action. As the "lifeboat" was deployed, Manifold teleported numerous heroes into it including Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Thor, and Cyclops, and Carol herself, which allowed them to survive the end of the Multiverse.[90]

Carol and the other heroes transported onto the life raft were awakened by Doctor Strange eight years after the end of the multiverse and the creation of Battleworld, a planet cobbled together by segments of destroyed realities created and ruled by Doctor Doom.Captain Marvel and the other heroes were later transported by Strange to confront the Cabal after a distress call was sent to him by one member of the Thor Corps, and after this Doom himself appeared to quell the fighting. When Doom tried to kill them, Doctor Strange teleported them across Battleworld, but at the cost of his own life. She was teleported into the domain of Bar Sinister, where Mister Sinister's clone army captured her and brought her to the original Mister Sinister, where he then corrupted her. Later on, after a conservation with God Emperor Doom, Sinister asked her for advice. When she punches him a few times, which he seems to draw pleasure from, he resolves to be "naughty", a course she approves of. During the final battle against Doom, Sinister was convinced by her to betray Doom and kill Baroness Madelyne Pryor, which led to the restoration of the Multiverse.[91]

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Carol as the head of Alpha Flight

Eight months later, Carol was subsequently recruited by the Alpha Flight Space Program to work as the commander of the Alpha Flight Low-Orbit Space Station, the Earth's first line of defense, as well as joining the Ultimates.[92][93]

Civil War II

Carol's ensuing adventures together with the Ultimates provided her with a look at the scope of the different threats that could endanger the Earth at any minute, causing her to develop an intense concern for the long-term well-being of the planet.[94] Captain Marvel found a possible answer to her worries in the form of a newly-developed Inhuman called Ulysses Cain who possessed the power of precognition with an extreme degree of accuracy. Carol desired to use Ulysses' gift to preemptively tackle threats before they could even happen. However, her friend Tony Stark opposed the idea, doubting the efficacy of Ulysses' powers, and the morality behind using them to potentially convict people before committing the crime they would be prosecuted for.

Six months into her tenure as the Alpha Flight Space Station Commander, Alpha Flight's Board of Governors visited the space station to address how she handled the Satori attack compared to the Celestial Destructor's invasion. Henry Gyrich and Mentor criticized her actions, however Philippe Beaulieu commended her team, and directed the conversation toward improving Alpha Flight's effectiveness for future attacks. Carol told them she had prior warning from the Inhumans about the Celestial attack, but refrained from telling them about Ulysses. Instead, she insisted the Inhumans' new precognitive capability required negotiation with the Royal Family and further testing.

After the Board departed, Captain Bar-Konn stayed behind and informed her that the Kree tracked down Dr. Minerva on Earth, and that she's developing a biological weapon. Captain Marvel immediately mustered Alpha Flight to investigate her last known location in California. Minerva appeared and a fight ensued, but it was too late, she'd already launched her bio weapon. A large number of civilians were transformed and killed by the experimental weapon. Furious at the deaths of so many innocent people, Captain Marvel ordered Aurora to contact the Inhumans and tell them she needed to talk to Ulysses.[95]

The tension between Carol and Tony increased after Carol's use of Ulysses resulted in tragedy in two different instances. First War Machine died and She-Hulk was left in a coma following a preemptive ambush on Thanos.[96] Later Bruce Banner was killed by Hawkeye after a vision foretold that Banner would cause a tragedy during a rampage as the Hulk.[97]

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Iron Man vs. Captain Marvel

After Captain Marvel arrested an innocent finance banker named Alison Green based on nothing more than a vision from Ulysses that turned out to be wrong, Iron Man enlisted the help of several superheroes who opposed profiling to attack the Triskelion and rescue Green.[98] The ensuing battle between Iron Man's and Captain Marvel's forces was cut short when a new vision announced Captain America's death at the hands of the new Spider-Man on the steps of the Capitol Building.[99] Black Panther subsequently deflected Captain Marvel's side publicly, giving Iron Man and his allies enough time to teleport away.[100]

Iron Man and Captain Marvel came to blows one last time after both Spider-Man and Captain America traveled to Washington, D.C. to prove the vision wrong.[101] Tony lost the fight and slipped into a coma. Meanwhile, Ulysses' powers had evolved beyond the ability of human comprehension, and he left the Earth to join other cosmic entities.[102]

Secret Empire

Carol was the leader of the team in the fight to stop the Chitauri from getting to Earth and fought to stop the hordes reaching Earth with Maria Hill and Captain America. When Maria Hill was dismissed as director of S.H.I.E.L.D. she secretly went to Carol with her plans for a planetary Shield to stop any threats from reaching Earth.[103] Carol went ahead with these plans to build the Shield and it went fully operational in its test run holding back many nukes and blasts from heavy hitters.[104]

When the largest un-ending wave of the Chitauri came Carol led her team to hold them back from Earth as the Shield had been taken offline at the base by Hydra suicide bombers leaving Earth exposed.

Though Carol and her team managed to hold off the Chitauri long enough for Iron Man to get the Shield back online, Captain America put his plan to work for Hydra to take control of America, a key part leaving the heavy hitters in space with no way to get back to oppose him. The Shield locked Carol and her team out from Earth in space with the Chitauri hordes still coming at them and having no escape. Carol issued a final distress call to anyone that could receive the message warning them of Captain America's betrayal and urging anyone to find a way to defeat him, before her transmission was cut off.[105] Captain Marvel spent months in space holding the line with her ever-weakening allies. The Guardians helped with supply runs to provide food for the space station, but no other alien race was interested in coming to the aid of Earth in their "internal dispute."[106]

Carol maintained her defense of Earth, eliminating vast swaths of Chitauri but losing the war by attrition. Soon Carol and her allies breached the barrier. She then joined the rest of Earth's heroes in opposing Steve Rogers, the Hydra Supreme.[107] They removed the power of the Cosmic Cube from his control and restored the original Captain America to existence, bringing down Hydra and all it had done.[108]

In the aftermath, Carol was at loose ends. She was a protector of space with no space station, and Alpha Flight's funding was proving particularly hard to maintain in the aftermath of Hydra's America. Alpha Flight was placed on indefinite paid leave until the reconstruction was finished. Her loft in the Statue of Liberty had been destroyed under the dome, and so she was crashing in Jessica Drew's baby room while trying to find her own lodging.[109]


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Captain Marvel regaining her Binary powers

Nick Fury's intel classified Captain Marvel as Power Level 8.[14]

Enhanced Physical Abilities

  • Superhuman Strength: Carol is superhumanly strong, though her specific level of strength has varied over the years. She is currently listed at a normal level of roughly Class 50, half her original strength as Binary.[11][110] However, since she is able to absorb and manipulate various types of energy, she can use this redirected energy to temporarily increase her physical strength to near-Binary levels, or Class 100+.[75] Currently, her strength level at its resting rate allows her to support well over 100 tons, as she was able to support the weight of dead Celestial as one fell to Earth.[111]
  • Superhuman Stamina: Carol's musculature produces considerably fewer fatigue toxins during physical activity than an ordinary human. As Binary, she could physically exert herself at peak capacity for about 24 hours before fatigue began to impair her.[112] She was reduced to roughly half this capacity after losing her Binary powers. However, she is capable of channeling absorbed energy to further increase her stamina to higher levels.[113]
  • Superhuman Durability: The tissues of her body are considerably harder and more resistant to physical injury than those of an ordinary human. She 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 any injury. While channeling the energy she has absorbed, her body's resilience is extended to an even greater degree.
  • Superhuman Agility: As Binary, Carol's agility, balance, and bodily coordination were enhanced to levels significantly beyond the natural limits of the human body.[112] At her current power levels, she is presumably roughly half as agile, with the potential to regain Binary levels through energy absorption.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: As Binary, Carol's reflexes were heightened to the point of being virtually instantaneous.[112] At her current power levels, she presumably has reflex time of roughly twice that, with the potential to regain Binary levels through energy absorption.

Flight: Carol is capable of propelling herself through the air and the vacuum of space at tremendous speeds. Although her top speed is unknown, she flew at three times the speed of sound for several hours, so it is likely she can go much faster.[114]

  • Space Flight: As Binary, Carol was capable of surviving unaided in the vacuum of space for indefinite periods of time.[55] After first losing her Binary powers, Carol proved incapable of achieving orbit or surviving unaided in space. However, she was highly intoxicated when she attempted to do so, which may have hampered her progress.[115] She has since proved capable of surviving and fighting in the vacuum of space, only requiring an air supply to do so.[83]

Flash Precognition (a.k.a. Cosmic Awareness/Hyper-Cosmic Awareness): As Ms. Marvel, Carol was subconsciously able to anticipate the moves of her opponents, though this power activated randomly, making it unreliable. After Rogue robbed her of her powers, she was subsequently transformed into Binary. After her Binary powers faded, it seems that Carol's Seventh Sense returned. T'challa theorized that when the Kree Psychi-Magnitron gave Carol her powers, she inherited some of Captain Mar-Vell's abilities during exposure to it. In that sense her travels across Exospace and the like bolstered this aspect of her powers to see the cage outside of reality that's binding The Marvel Universe.[116]

Regenerative Manipulation: Captain Marvel boasts a healing ability which she can consciously push to an extant, boasting a healing factor supplemented by absorbed energy.[117] A facet of which was gifted unto her when part of the central nucleus of a techno-organic alien named Cru had physically merged with her.[118] This facility also bolsters the potency of her metabolism, allowing her to quickly regenerate from catastrophic wounds such as nuclear detonation, genetic disruption even brood infection. Her newfound recovery abilities had the added bonus of restoring lost biophysical facilities; like her ability to shift between Binary and Carol at will.[75]

  • Contaminant Immunity: Carol's regenerative powers coupled with her human/alien Kree physiology are so potent that she has a greater degree of immunity to toxins, diseases and/or poisons.[22][119][verification needed] Even being able to resist embryonic infection by the brood after a second attempt by one of their queens.[120]
  • Decelerated Aging/Conventional Immortality: Dr. McCoy brought up how these new healing abilities put those of Wolverine to shame. Stating that her regen powers would keep Ms. Danvers in her prime forever.[121]
  • Healing: Like her accelerated healing factor, Carol is able to rapidly heal others by focusing different forms of energy into their body, thereby greatly boosting their healing processes.[22][119][verification needed]

Energy Manipulation: Much like her namesake predecessor, Captain Marvel can control, absorb, and manipulate various types of energy to be discharged however she sees fit.[122] Over the years, Carol has become an expert at modulating the various aspects of repurposed energy at her disposal, even learning some new tricks from her alt. counterparts during her life as a superheroine.[123]

  • Energy Absorption: Her body is capable of absorbing various types of energy for the purpose of temporarily enhancing her own physical attributes. She can augment her strength and energy projection up to the force of an exploding nuclear weapon.[124] If empowered by enough energy, she can assume her Binary form again temporarily.[125]
  • Photonic Blasts: Carol can fire powerful concussion blasts of photon and stellar light energy from her hands and fingertips.[126] As with a doppelganger of hers, Ms. Marvel can potentially discharge her energy from the eyes as well.[123]
  • Molecular Manipulation: By channeling the absorbed energy, Carol is able to manipulate and alter matter and energy on a molecular level.[22][119][verification needed] She can use absorbed energy to transform her regular clothing into her costume and vice-versa. (This is an ability she once possessed as Ms. Marvel. Carol did not demonstrate the ability as Binary, it only resurfaced after her powers were reduced and she began going by Warbird.)[119]
    • Matter Transmutation: By using her molecular manipulation, She is able to alter and reform matter and energy around her.[22][119][verification needed] This allows her to create and absorb matter and energy, shape, and rebuild it into anything of her choosing.[22][119][verification needed]
  • Energy-Construct Creation: As Captain Marvel, Carol has used her energy powers in more creative ways: She was able to create an energy barrier around a blast cannon which choked up the works until its internal structure violently ruptured from the inside out.[122] She can even shape her stored energy into more practical shapes, like razor blades of pure energy to slice and sear with.[123]
  • Self Sustenance: Captain Marvel proved time and again she can survive without need for eat, sleep, breath or rest by thriving the ambient energies within her surroundings.[125] Capable of thriving perfectly within the cold recesses of deep space with little to no discomfort at all.[127]


Experienced Spy: Carol is an experienced spy, having worked various undercover operations for Air Force Intelligence.[132]

  • Multilingual: Carol is fluent in English, Russian, and another unknown Earth language, as well as Kree, and Shi'ar languages. She speaks passable Rajaki and has a limited vocabulary in many other languages.[133]

Master Pilot: Carol is an accomplished pilot, having extensive experience with USAF planes as well as with Kree, Shi'ar, and other alien starships.[134]

Master Combatant: She is extensively trained in armed and unarmed combat through military combatives.[132]

Talented Journalist: Carol is a talented journalist excelling as a freelance writer and magazine editor.[133]


Nega-Bands: For a short while Carol Danvers was gifted with a pair of Earth made Nega Bands which functioned similarly to those of Kree fabrication.[135] Through them she could sync with the Nega Bands of Impostor Mar-Vell which caused the two to randomly shift between the prime universe and the negative zone.[74]

  • At the time that she lost her memories (due to Rogue), Carol was reportedly 29-years-old. She was a retired Major of the United States Air Force. She was also chief of security at the Kennedy Space Center, and former editor of Woman Magazine. Her Air Force file was classified, but she was reportedly one of the best people they had. Top-notch pilot, fluent in three languages, and expert in armed and unarmed combat. Carol was single and her last known residence was in Greenwich Village. She had disappeared six months before her apparent "suicide".[48]
  • In Uncanny X-Men #153, Carol is shown wearing a shirt with the symbol of DC Comics' Captain Marvel (aka Shazam) on it.
  • Carol's poker tell is that she flares her nostrils.[136]
  • It's been hinted over drinks that Carol and Wolverine had some brief romantic past.[137]
  • Carol didn't deny that she had feelings for Spider-Man.[12]
  • Carol has owned a pet cat named Chewie,[138] which is actually an alien from the Flerken species.[139] She was named after Star Wars character Chewbacca because Chewie reminded Carol of him.[140]
  • Carol possesses an Avengers Clearance Alpha.[15]
  • Before it was revealed that Car-Ell was her real name, Carol used Car-Ell as an alias during an adventure in Mydonia.[141]

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  81. Avengers vs. X-Men #1
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  95. Captain Marvel Vol 9 #6
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  105. Secret Empire #0
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