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Major Sybil Tan was an accomplished pilot, physicist, engineer and astronaut that joined and founded what would become S.T.R.I.K.E. under the callsign Kestrel, before being lost between dimensions in a portal accident. Hopping from timeline to timeline, Kestrel eventually returned to her reality to protect it from Ultimus.


Sybil Tan graduated from college at age 17 and joined United States Space Command and NASA, where she spent several years, received the title of major and earned the callsign "Kestrel". There she was recruited by Nick Fury to lead a project backed by Blue Marvel and Tony Stark that would form the precursor to S.T.R.I.K.E.'s interdimensional technology.

Helmetless Kestrel

Kestrel volunteered to be the first to try out the portal generator, but the machine suffered a malfunction, resulting in Kestrel finding herself drifting between realities. In her attempts to return to her reality, Kestrel eventually managed to reach the Quantum Realm through which she reached Earth, but in an alternate timeline. During this time, Kestrel developed a sense to intuit how and when timeline splits could happen, and the ability to manipulate events in order to cause her desired effects to happen, effectively being able to affect the outcome of seemingly random events.

Kestrel continued to attempt to reach her timeline, but instead discovered multiple universes invaded by Ultimus. While in those worlds she did her best to help fight back the invasions until she finally managed to return to Nexus Earth, her original timeline, reuniting with S.T.R.I.K.E.[1]

Powers and Abilities


Probability Sense and Manipulation: For reasons unknown, Kestrel's portal mishap granted her the ability to sense when timelines would split and the ability to manipulate events in order to cause new timelines to form, effectively allowing her to affect the outcome of seemingly random events.

Physical Strength

Normal human female that participates in regular exercise.



Modified Exosuit: A modified S.H.I.E.L.D. exosuit equipped with wings and talons and a portal cannon.


Portal Cannon: A retractable cannon capable of generating portals and firing energy blasts.


  • Kestrel is the first original character introduced in Marvel Strike Force, released as part of Marvel Games' celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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