Early Childhood

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Monica Rambeau is the daughter of Maria Rambeau. Her mother's close friend, Carol Danvers, had become part of the Rambeau family and spent a lot of time with both Maria and Monica, with Monica considering her to be her "Auntie Carol". When Carol was reported to have died in a plane crash, Monica couldn't believe it, and kept some of Carol's things safe, including her leather jacket, believing that she would be able to return them to Carol at some point.

Captain Marvel

Carol returned to Monica's life in 1995, turning up at the Rambeau family home missing most of her memory with Nick Fury. Carol then explained to Monica and her mother that she was being targeted by alien Skrulls and that she had gained superhuman powers, both of which fascinated Monica. The collection of items that Monica had kept were shown to Carol in an attempt to jog her memory, until Monica went to fetch the forgotten jacket, at which point she encountered Norex, a Skrull disguised as her mother who was keeping her busy while another Skrull, Talos, spoke with Carol and the others.

Monica's mother ordered her to wait outside while she and the others investigated the black box that had been recovered from Danvers' crashed plane. When Danvers' was planning on leaving the planet to search for a ship in orbit, Monica encouraged her mother to join Carol and the others on their mission. Carol approached Monica before they left, asking for her help in choosing new colors for her Starforce Uniform, with the red, blue and yellow of the United States Air Force shirt that Monica was wearing being chosen.

Monica was looked after by her grandparents during the mission and welcomed them home when it was successful. Monica played with Talos' daughter during their celebratory dinner and even suggested that the rescued Skrulls could remain safe on Earth with them. Carol did not believe that the Skrulls would be safe on Earth and that she would return to space to find them a new home, to which Monica replied that she would one day meet Carol out in space. Nick Fury suggested that Monica would need superpowers of her own to achieve this, to which Monica suggested she might build her own spaceship. Monica shared an emotional farewell with Carol and watched in amazement as she left Earth.[1]

Over the next few decades, Monica dedicated her life to pursue journeying into space. She became an agent of S.W.O.R.D., an organization founded by Maria, where she piloted missions into space.[3]

The Blip

Sometime later, Maria got cancer. In 2018, Monica was accompanying her mother at a hospital after a surgery she had to remove the cancer. The surgery was seemingly a success, but at this same time, Thanos used the Infinity Stones and killed off half of the universe, including Monica.

Five years later, Monica was resurrected through the efforts of the Avengers and reappeared in the hospital, where she learned Maria had succumbed to her cancer two years after Monica's disappearance.[3]

Westview Anomaly

Three weeks later, Monica returned to the S.W.O.R.D. headquarters and learned she was grounded from space missions. Her acting director, Tyler Hayward, assigned her a missing persons case in Westview, New Jersey. Meeting up with Jimmy Woo, she learned that the citizens of the town had mysteriously vanished, and that no one connected to them even knew of their existence, much less Westview's. Monica discovered a barrier around the town, but was sucked into the barrier.[3]

Monica ended up in a sitcom-based reality, now mind-controlled by Wanda Maximoff to take on the role of a woman named "Geraldine." She attended the Westview planning committee meeting, headed by Dottie Jones, where she met Wanda and sympathized with her about feeling out of place in Westview. Later that day during the committee's talent show fundraiser, Wanda and her husband Vision accidentally used "Geraldine" for their big finale, much to "Geraldine"'s confusion. [2]

The next day, "Geraldine" arrived at Wanda's home, claiming that she needed a bucket because all the pipes in her ceiling burst. She began to tell a story about work, unaware that Wanda was pregnant and that her powers were going out of control. Just as "Geraldine" discovered the crib in Wanda's nursery, Wanda started going into labor, forcing "Geraldine" to help her deliver her first baby, Tommy. Just as Vision arrived back home, Wanda also gave birth to another baby, Billy. "Geraldine" was excited about Wanda's twins, causing Wanda to wistfully recall her brother, Pietro. "Geraldine" recalled that Pietro was killed by Ultron, greatly upsetting Wanda and causing Wanda to expel "Geraldine" out of the sitcom reality.[4] Waking up in the real world, Monica realized that the sitcom reality was all Wanda's doing. [3]



  • More than one actor has portrayed this version of Monica Rambeau:
    • Akira Akbar portrayed Monica Rambeau as a child in 2019 film Captain Marvel.
      • Azari Akbar, Akira's younger sister, portrayed a younger Monica in flashbacks in the film Captain Marvel.
    • Teyonah Parris portrays Monica Rambeau as an adult in the Disney+ mini-series WandaVision.[5] Parris will reprise her role in the upcoming film Captain Marvel 2.[6]

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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Captain Marvel (film)
  2. 2.0 2.1 WandaVision Season 1 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 WandaVision Season 1 4
  4. WandaVision Season 1 3
  5. Thorne, Will (July 20, 2019). Teyonah Parris Cast in ‘WandaVision’ at Disney Plus. Variety. Retrieved on July 21, 2019.
  6. Paige, Rachel (December 10, 2020). ‘Captain Marvel 2’ Flies Higher, Further, Faster with Director Nia DaCosta. Marvel.com. Retrieved on December 11, 2020.



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