21 Facts About Mar-Vell


Mar-Vell is the original bearer of the name "Captain Marvel" within the Marvel brand.

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Mar-Vell was one of the featured characters in the 2011 three-issue limited series Chaos War: Dead Avengers.

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Mar-Vell adopts the identity of a recently deceased scientist named Walter Lawson, but occasionally dons his Kree military uniform to protect the people he's observing.

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Mar-Vell's job is made difficult by his jealous commanding officer, Colonel Yon-Rogg, his growing affection for humanity, and his fake identity's criminal past.

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Mar-Vell is manipulated by Ronan the Accuser and Kree Minister Zarek into helping them overthrow the Supreme Intelligence.

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When Jones puts on the bands and strikes them together, he trades places with Mar-Vell and is encased in a protective aura in the Negative Zone.

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Mar-Vell's consciousness begins to resurface weeks later as Jones's body becomes unable to house both his own and Mar-Vell's life energy.

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Thanos' spirit leaves his body, and Mar-Vell uses the opportunity to shatter the Cube, which was still in Thanos' hand.

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Mar-Vell investigates Nitro's allies, who are revealed to be the Kree "Lunatic Legion", leading to a series of protracted battles and the eventual trial of the cosmic entity Uatu the Watcher for constant involvement in Earth's affairs.

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Mar-Vell then brings the Super-Adaptoid's pseudo bands together, exiling the robot to the Negative Zone and freeing Jones.

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Mar-Vell continues to have dealings with the Kree, preventing scientist Doctor Minerva from killing Rick Jones and battling High Council member Phae-Dor before travelling to Hala and, with King of the Inhumans Blackagar Boltagon as his ally, preventing the "War of the Three Galaxies" by exposing a Skrull infiltrator.

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Mar-Vell meets Eon and reflects on the events of recent times.

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Mar-Vell's spirit is later called forth by the Grandmaster as a part of the Legion of the Unliving to battle the Avengers.

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Mar-Vell takes leadership of the group, helping protect several civilians and the comatose bodies of the main Avengers from chaos demons.

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Mar-Vell is impaled from behind by the Grim Reaper and is killed once more.

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Some time later, Kree mystics resurrect Mar-Vell using a piece of the M'Kraan Crystal and a portion of the Phoenix Force.

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When manipulated by "Zo", Mar-Vell became greatly enhanced, having his physical abilities augmented to the point of crushing the hardest substance known to the Kree, and gained the ability to generate illusions, teleport to anywhere in the universe and fly at faster-than-light speeds.

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Once named the "Protector of the Universe" by Eon, Mar-Vell gained "cosmic awareness", which allowed him to detect direct threats and perceive changes in the universe.

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Mar-Vell contracted terminal cancer in a battle with the villain Nitro.

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Mar-Vell's death brought heroes and villains alike out of the woodwork to mourn the cosmic champion in an unprecedented display of respect.

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Re-imagined version of Mar-Vell appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain Marvel, portrayed by Annette Bening.

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