Carol Susan Jane Danvers
April 24, 1987
Binary, Captain Marvel, Warbird, Lady Marvel, Catherine Donovan, Major Danvers
Avenger; formerly; Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D; US Air Force intelligence agent; NASA Chief of Security; editor of Woman Magazine; Writer
B.A., extensive training in espionage techniques
- "You screwed up, Avengers. That's human. What is also human is the ability to learn from those mistakes. To grow. To mature. If you do that -- even a little -- then perhaps what I went through will have a positive meaning. It's your choice."
- ―Ms. Marvel
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.
U.S. Air ForceEdit
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 safehouse in the area, and provide key information to the intelligence community. This incident led to her being recruited into Air Force Intelligence.
She accomplished many different missions and worked with other figures such as Colonel 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).
She was also partnered with Colonel Michael Rossi and the two became lovers.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "There have to be at least fifty better ways to do this... I'm regretting this already..."
- ―Carol Danvers