(See Also: List of Pantheons)
A parallel universe is an alternative term to refer to an alternate universe.
A parallel reality is an alternative term to refer to an alternate reality.
Also called Alpha Energy, Parker Particles were originally discovered by Reed Richards, who never disclosed the details of his discovery as he deemed them too dangerous. Later, they were rediscovered by Peter Parker. On the day of a demonstration, Ty Stone sabotaged the safety protocols, thus resulting in high school student Andy Maguire gaining immense powers as the superhero known as Alpha.
Peter Parker, using alien technology, depowered Andy Maguire to a mere fraction of his original power after a fight with Terminus alongside The Avengers, where Alpha's lack of control resulted in too much collateral damage.
The Parker Particles are a hyper-kinetic form of energy tied directly to the expansion of the universe, near-limitless power. When quantified, Reed Richards said Alpha's powers would surpass those of The Hulk, Sentry and even the Phoenix Force, as the first Alpha-Level threat, and these powers would keep growing along with the universe's expansion.
When used as a verb, a term meaning to pass through another object through altering the synchronization of the atoms of the object passing through with the atoms of the object being passed through.
A super-heated state of matter consisting of charged subatomic particles.
A full list of pocket dimensions and universes can be found here.
- Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #3; Glossary
- Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 3 #2; Dreamqueen's entry
- Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Mystic Arcana: The Book of Marvel Magic #1; Abdul Alhazred's entry
- Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1
- Fear Itself: Fellowship of Fear #1; Predator's entry
- Mystic Dimensions - From the Journals of Ian McNee at the Appendix: The Inner Planes, Bazaar at the End of Reason's entry
- Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005 #1; Counter-Earth (Franklin Richards)' entry
- Omniverse: A Glossary of Terms. The Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe. Retrieved on 10 November 2018.
The Elders of the Universe refer to the power they possess as the Power Primordial. It seems to be the use of cosmic energy similar to the Power Cosmic.
(See Also: Power Primordial)
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Precognition or clairvoyance, is the ability to perceive information about future places or events before they happen. It is done by mentally scanning various alternate futures, rather than using deduction based on current knowledge. Clairvoyance can also be used in the present and past times.
Clairvoyance (from 17th century French clair meaning "clear" and voyant meaning "seeing") is a supposed form of extra-sensory perception claiming the transference of information about an object, location, or physical event through means other than the known human senses. A being who possesses precognition or clairvoyance is sometimes called a precog (with or without a hyphen) or a clairvoyant.
Occurrence in Population
Although there was a relatively high number of precogs among mutants, in the aftermath of the Second Coming (and due to the events of M-Day and Messiah Complex), Blindfold was considered the only one left.
In the midst of the T-Cloud/M-Pox crisis, the emergence of the Inhuman precognitive Ulysses Cain and his use in averting crises was the basis of a rift in the superhuman community, including a conflict due to the defiance of Magneto towards the Inhumans' use of their newest asset.
Predicting which possible futures one is likely to experience can never be done with perfect accuracy, since a reality must diverge in order for there to be alternate futures, and hence, there will be divergent counterpart of the predictor in each of these alternate futures. Sometimes precognition is only expressed in vague dreams while asleep, other times it is clear and occurs at will, while awake. The ability to sense danger before it happens is also a precognitive ability (albeit minor), such as Spider-Man's Spider-Sense. This power is closely related to Psychometry.
- Psychometry: The ability to see the past and/or the future of a being, a place, or an object.
- Enhanced Intuition: Get a "feeling" about certain things or people, seeing into one's very soul or detecting certain danger.
Please find the full list of precogs here.
- Captain Marvel
- Franklin Richards
- The Living Brain
- Jean Grey
Please find the full list of clairvoyants here.
- Scarlet Witch
- Madame Web (Cornwall)
- High Evolutionary
- Grim Reaper
- Madame Web (Webb)
Please find the full list of psychometrics here.
An artificial replacement for a missing limb or other body part. If the prosthetic part simulates all of the functions (or more) of the natural part, it is called bionic.
Protectors of the Universe
The title given to those beings chosen by Eon and Epoch to protect the universe and the life within it from various threats that arose from time to time. Almost all of the Protectors chosen by Eon received the Quantum Bands, powerful energy-manipulating devices that helped with their tasks and were also symbols of their station. Captain Mar-Vell was meant to acquire the Quantum Bands but through happenstance over which Eon had no control they fell into the wrong hands. Possessing the Quantum Bands does not automatically make the wearer into the Protector.
Those known to have held the title include:
- Stygian Starbender
- Captain Marvel
- Past Protectors include a female Shi'ar, an Elan, and many others.
The only person to whom Epoch has offered the role of Protector of the Universe was Gravity but, after using up the extra power that he had received from her while protecting her from Galactus, he stated that he didn't want the job so she accepted his decision and told him to leave with her gratitude.
In the Earth-691 timeline, after Quasar died during the War of the Worlds, Eon asked the Silver Surfer to become the new Protector of the Universe but he declined and did not accept the offer until centuries later.
Following the Silver Surfer's disappearance in the early 26th century, Firelord assumed the mantle of Protector of the Universe and performed missions for Eon even though the Quantum Bands had disappeared with the Silver Surfer.
(Short for psionic or psychic.) The term for any and all extrasensory and extraphysical powers stemming from the mind, specifically astral projection, clairvoyance, empathy, levitation, precognition, psychokinesis/telekinesis, telepathy, and teleportation.
Psions or Psionic Energy is the type of energy used by telepaths, or to mechanical means to stimulate the natural psionic powers. All the living beings produce Psions and only a few can detect this energy. The mutant Charles Xavier created Cerebro to enhance his already powerful telepathic abilities. The machine allowed him to monitor the entire planet and detect the specific mutant psionic signatures. Being such as the Phoenix Force and Shadow King are Psionic Entities, being made out of Psions. Psionic beings or telepaths Astral Projecting in their Astral Form can enter the Astral Plane, a dimension made of Psions.
An adjective referring to Psions, to the powers or energies based on psions (e.g., psionic powers, psionic energy), or to mechanical means to stimulate the natural psi powers. Abbreviated to psi only when describing the powers.
Characters who can exist solely as a non-corporeal psionic entity completely lacking a body. Can usually possess the bodies of others.
(See Also: Glossary:Astral Body, Glossary:Soul, Category:Psionic Entities)
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An adjective referring to the psi powers.
The psi ability to move or manipulate physical matter without physically touching it. The word is synonymous with telekinesis, which has the added connotation of greater distance being involved between the matter being manipulated and the manipulator.
Psychometry is the ability for someone to divine information about an object or living subject, simply by coming into close contact with it or something associated with said object or subject (something/someone contacted or used by the subject, etc.). Some with the ability can even act as mediums for residual energies and, as such, can experience talents or memories temporarily from touching an object previously owned by someone else, or tell the past or future of a subject by touching an object owned by or associated with the subject. This ability is sometimes confused with clairsentience.
For a list of characters who can use psychometry, see Category:Psychometry.
A publishing initiative consists of an overhaul of the variety of comic publications offered by Marvel with the intention to attract new readers. In most instances, publishing initiatives mainly involve the cancellation of ongoing series and their relaunch with new issue #1's the following month (or the release of new corresponding series). These relaunches are sometimes accompanied by changes in the creative teams, so as to also reinvigorate the series. Publishing initiatives can sometimes be all-encompassing and involve the overhaul of every title published by Marvel (like All-New, All-Different Marvel), or be focused on a specific line of characters (like ResurrXion). In order to provide easy jumping-in points for readers, most publishing initiatives follow the aftermath of an event, in order to serve as clean slate for new stories.
The first of Marvel's publishing initiatives ocurred in 1996. It was called Heroes Reborn, during which Marvel temporarily outsourced the production of several series to studios owned by some of its former employees. The series relaunched for Heroes Reborn were Avengers, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and Captain America.
In modern times, publishing initiatives have become much more recurrent due to the climate in comic retail. Readers look to issue #1's as clear jumping-in points for stories and characters, and it is harder to market relatively-high numbered issues as jumping-in points. The first of the modern-day publishing initiatives was 2012's Marvel NOW!. Picking up the aftermath of the event Avengers vs. X-Men, it saw the overhaul of Marvel's entire line of comics, with new creative teams in every series. The most recent publishing initiative was 2018's Fresh Start. While not all-encompassing, it involved most of Marvel's high-profile series.
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Pyrokinesis is the ability to excite the atoms within an object, with possibly enough energy to ignite the object. A pyrokinetic is a person capable of generating flames from thin air, not requiring the consumption of oxygen or combustible objects to maintain the flames. They have been seen being able to increase the temperature in their proximity, create flames, and endure extreme heat and flame without being harmed.
- Blazing Bolts: The ability to project blazing bolts, destructive, incinerating long-range beams of fire from any part of one's body at will (they could be able to blow reinforced, solid titanium walls without effort).
- Burning: The ability to burn, scald, singe, scorch, vaporize, evaporate, and incinerate virtually any being or object by touch.
- Fire Absorption: The ability to absorb any amount of flame into one’s body harmlessly.
- Fire Breath: A character can project his/her fire from his/her mouth by breathing and exhaling at will, like a dragon.
- Fire Extinguishing: The character can extinguish any fire in his or her vicinity mentally.
- Fire Projectiles: The ability to make constructs out of flame (fireballs being the most common) and hurl them at opponents. Also includes shooting a steady stream of fire from the hands.
- Fiery Projections: The ability to generate, project, and create virtually any shapes, objects, constructs, weapons, and even beings composed of fire from any point on one's body.
- Firestorm: The ability to summon a firestorm that can cover great distances, from an acre to over a fifty-thousand-mile radius.
- Flight: A character's body and plasma could possess a high hydrogen content, and could be surrounded by an exuded cloud of mono-atomic hydrogen atoms. This hot cloud could provides sufficient positive buoyancy for him/her to float. With mental stimulation of his/her flame, he/she could provide enough lift to carry an undetermined amount of weight that could be greater than one could normally carry. By forming a jet of flame from his/her feet, directed behind him/her, one could achieve supersonic speeds of up to at least 300 miles per hour.
- Pyrokinesis: The ability to telekinetically control and manipulate any fire or flame, even ones one did not manufacture, and utilize them in any way imaginable. One could possess complete and precise control over their shape, size, intensity, density, temperature, and even color. He/she could alter its size and intensity from a mere candlestick flame, to an immeasurable inferno. He/she could telekinetically manipulate any fire or flame to do whatever he/she desires.
- Spontaneous Combustion: The ability to spontaneously combust and/or engulf any portion of or all of oneself in fiery plasma without harm to oneself whatsoever.
- Welding and Fusing: One can control his flame to perform the most delicate welding jobs. He/she can fuse craters, holes, or openings in walls, floors, ceilings, or the ground.
For a full list of characters who can control fire, see here.
- White Phoenix of the Crown
- Scarlet Witch
- Phoenix Force
- Human Torch
- Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze)
- Jim Hammond
- Mister M
- Ghost Rider (Danny Ketch)
- Stepford Cuckoos
- Doctor Voodoo
- Typhoid Mary
- Doctor Cronos