Characters from the Marvel Universe

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The Characters from the Marvel Universe list describes well-known characters from the Marvel Universe. They are fictional people and groups that appear in comics published by the US comic publisher Marvel Comics . The number of all figures is over 6000. However, many are rather unknown and are therefore not listed here.


Adam Warlock

Adam Warlock , first known as "Him" ("He"), is an artificially created being that was created as a living weapon by a trio of criminal scientists, the Enclave ( Fantastic Four # 66-67, 1967). However, he rebelled against his creators and used his powers to roam the cosmos in search of a meaning in life. He received the Soul Stone, which enabled him to absorb the souls of other living beings ( Marvel Premiere # 1, 1972). In addition to the earthly Avengers , his companions and friends also include Gamora , Pip the Troll, the Guardians of the Galaxy and even the insane cosmic conqueror Thanos of Titan .


Bartholomew Gallows , a former Houston, Texas police officer, disappointed with police work, begins fighting vigilante crimes under the name Americop . On his campaign with a police pick-up through the USA, he meets Captain America , who criticizes his brutal behavior. Americop's trademarks are a gray mask and a special suit that may a. can absorb and convert electrical energy; He also carries a pistol as a hand weapon. He made his first appearance in Captain America # 428 (June 1994).


Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym is a biophysicist who discovered a substance that allows him to vary his size ( Tales to Astonish # 27, 1962). With this discovery he starts a superhero career, first as Ant-Man (in a shrunken form) and later as Giant-Man , Goliath and Yellowjacket . He is also known by the alias Dr. Pym, the Scientific Adventurer .

Pym and his future wife Janet van Dyne become founding members of the Avengers , but self-doubts and mistakes - including the creation of the almost invincible robot Ultron - leave Pym out of the Avengers. He becomes a member of the West Coast Avengers and later founds the Avengers Academy in his old identity as Giant-Man, after having come to the conclusion through a traumatic time travel experience that it is his duty to protect the young recruits before a life as a super villain to preserve.

Pym leaves the identity of Ant-Man to ex-thief and electrical engineer Scott Lang , who once stole the suit to help his terminally ill daughter Cassandra "Cassie" Lang and has since become a valued member of the Marvel superhero world. Lang debuted in the comics The Avengers # 181 (1979) and Marvel Premiere # 47 (1979).

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In July 2015, a film adaptation of Ant-Man was released , but it differs from the original comic story. Michael Douglas took on the role of Hank Pym, the former Ant-Man, Paul Rudd played Scott Lang aka Ant-Man and Corey Stoll Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket. Paul Rudd played Ant-Man again in the 2016 film The First Avenger: Civil War . He has his next appearance in his second solo film Ant-Man and the Wasp at the side of Hope van Dyne alias Wasp , who is played by Evangeline Lilly . A year later he was in Avengers: Endgame .


Anti-Venom is a positive version of the Venom under Eddie Brock .

After the charges against Brock are dropped for being under the influence of the Venom symbiote , Martin Li (Mr. Negative) cures his cancer. Shortly thereafter, Eddie is forced to fight the current host of the Venom symbiote, Mac Gargan ( Scorpion ).

The symbiote tries to reconnect with Eddie, but fails because Eddie naturally repels the symbiote. Remnants of the symbiote fuse with Eddie's white blood cells and Mr. Negative's healing powers, turning him into Anti-Venom. He fights Mac Gargan and defeats him with the help of Spider-Man . He almost kills the symbiote.

Brock later saves Spider-Man from Norman Osborn . He has to face Mac Gargan again. MacGargan stabs him with his sting, apparently destroying Brock's symbiotic suit. Mac Gargan wants to kill Eddie, but is prevented from doing so by the Venom symbiote. The suit is restored a little later.

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Anti-Venom can heal itself very quickly and recognize when others are sick. He can cure any disease - including Spider-Man's spider powers. If Spider-Man comes too close to him for a long time, he will become weaker until they are separated again.

He also has similar abilities to Venom and is also not noticed by Spider-Man's spider sense. In addition, like Carnage , he can change his body to form shields or to extend his arms.

In contrast to Venom, it is insensitive to heat, sound, electricity and more. But Mr. Negative can neutralize Anti-Venom. Also, because he got the healing powers from Mr. Negative, he can heal people with his claws. He also has full control over the symbiote.

Beta Ray Bill

When his planet Korbin is destroyed by the demon Surtur , Beta Ray Bill is chosen as their leader by the inhabitants of Korbin in search of a new home and his body is cybernetic adapted to that of a wild animal. With his people in stasis, Bill approaches the Milky Way in his ship Skuttlebutt , which is noticed by SHIELD and leads to a fight with Thor . In this, Bill surprisingly manages to lift Mjolnir , which attracts Odin's attention. He arranged a decisive battle between Thor and Beta Ray Bill, the latter wins without killing Thor. This proves that Bill Odin is worthy enough and he gets his own hammer Stormbreaker .

Both Beta Ray Bill's powers and armor are similar to those of Thor. He made his first appearance in The Mighty Thor # 337 in November 1983.

Black Bolt

After the Kree have created the Inhumans through human experiments, the mutagen Terrigen Mist gives them different powers. When Black Bolt was born on Attilan to Inhumans, he also came into contact with Terrigen Mist. He develops the ability to manipulate electrons in such a way that they interact with particles produced by the mutagen in the speech center of his brain, which he can use his voice to cause great damage. Black Bolt uses the "quasi-sonic stream" particularly often, with which he can destroy entire planets at full power. The power of his voice depends on his current emotional status. Black Bolt also becomes and remains the leader of the Inhumans to this day. During the storyline Infinity (2013), Black Bolt is responsible for detonating a Terrigen bomb that turns all humans with dormant inhuman genes on earth into inhumans. It first appeared in Fantastic Four # 45 in December 1965 .

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Black Bolt is played by Anson Mount in the Marvel's Inhumans series .

Black Cat

Black Cat (also: the black cat ) aka Felicia Hardy is a burglar and former friend of Spider-Man . She is not a super villain, just a facade climber and thief. Because of her interest in Spider-Man, she repeatedly switches to the heroes' side.

Originally, the black cat did not have superpowers, but only gets them through the kingpin in an attempt. After trying it, it acquires the ability to spread "bad luck" so that each of its attackers automatically loses if he attacks it. Unfortunately, this “ability” is also carried over to your companions. At Spider-Man's request, the mage Doctor Strange frees Felicia from this ability without her knowledge. Because of her contact with Kingpin and her desire to be with Spider-Man, but not with Peter Parker, Spider-Man ends their relationship and partnership as a superhero.

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In the animated series New Spider-Man , Felicia became the Black Cat when the Kingpin tried an improved version of the serum on her, which also gave Captain America his abilities. Then she had the same skills as Captain America, with the addition that she could switch back and forth between her normal state with an untrained body and blond hair and the black cat state with a perfectly trained body and white blond hair.

Black panther

After the assassination of his father T'Chaka, the young T'Challa takes over the throne as the new king of Wakandas, a fictional, highly developed African state. The Black Panther owes its powers, such as superhuman physical strength and speed, to a purple-colored, heart-shaped herb that grows in Wakanda. In addition, he draws on various learned fighting techniques and his panther-like agility. He is a member of the Avengers . Black Panther was created by comic book writer Stan Lee and comic book artist Jack Kirby . He first appeared in Fantastic Four # 52 (July 1966). This makes Black Panther the first African superhero in the US comic mainstream. In the meantime he was married to Storm from the X-Men .

A 2018 graphic novel entitled Black Panther: Long Live the King , in which T'Challa has to defend his people against a monster after a revolution, was nominated for the 2019 Nommo Awards . The graphic novel is written by Nnedi Okorafor and Aaron Covington , and the drawings are by André Araújo , Mario Del Pennino , and Tana Ford . Another graphic novel from the Black Panther universe, titled Shuri and telling the story of T'Challa's sister Shuri, won first prize. The author is Nnedi Okorafor, the drawings are by Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire , the cover was designed by Sam Spratt .

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A map in Iron Man 2 in Nick Fury's office shows the fictional location of Wakanda. Chadwick Boseman took on the role in the films The First Avenger: Civil War , the solo film Black Panther , in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame .

Black Widow

Black Widow (Eng. "Black Widow") is a former agent of the Soviet secret service KGB . The original Black Widow, Natascha Romanoff (first published in Tales of Suspense # 52 , April 1964), comes into conflict with Iron Man on her first assignment in the USA , whom she then tries to kill. She eventually overflows and becomes an agent of SHIELD and a member of the Avengers . She is a professionally trained hand-to-hand fighter and spy . Their equipment is conventional weapons and aids, disguised as everyday objects.

In addition to Romanoff, there is another Black Widow, Yelena Belova , who has been trained by the same spy masters. After initially acting as an independent assassin , she is equipped with superpowers by the terrorist organization HYDRA , but appears to be killed by a suicide mechanism following her defeat against the New Avengers. Yelena Belova first appeared in Inhumans vol. II # 5 (March 1999).

Another future successor to Romanoff's is a dark-skinned woman named Tania in 2099 , who made her debut in Secret Wars 2099 # 1 (July 2015). Unlike her predecessors, she is not a spy, but a superhero with spider powers who can, for example, extend spikes from her arms or stun people with her fangs. Her costume is based on that of the spider of the same name, so she has the typical red symbol on her chest and a visor with six holes that look like six eyes. Her behavior is reminiscent of that of a black widow: Although it belongs to the Avengers of their time and really is a heroine, is the Afro-American private one ogress that their lovers (always men who have abused their previous girlfriends) after intercourse eats up alive.

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Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow is played by Scarlett Johansson in Iron Man 2 , Marvel's The Avengers , The Return of the First Avenger , Avengers: Age of Ultron , The First Avenger: Civil War , Avengers: Infinity War , Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame .


Blade is half vampire and half human and fights vampires with various blades and firearms .

Blue Marvel

Adam Brashear is an African-American patriot who fought for his homeland in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1960s . In a reactor accident involving antimatter, he comes into contact with the negative zone , which gives him superpowers. As Blue Marvel, he then continues to protect his country, which the government does not like due to his origins. Eventually, she gets him to stop doing his job and retire. But he always comes back. He made his first appearance as the protagonist in Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel # 1 in November 2008.

Bucky Barnes

James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes (first appearance: Captain America Comics # 1, 1941) is the best friend of Steve Rogers ( Captain America ) from the Second World War . After discovering Roger's secret identity, he trains him to become his partner. After a final mission towards the end of the war, he appears to be dead, but reappears a few decades later as the brainwashed Soviet super agent Winter Soldier and opponent of Captain America and the Avengers. Barnes' alias comes from the fact that it is usually kept in cryostasis and only thawed again for attacks, and so has effectively survived the decades only a few years old.

After regaining his memories, Bucky switches sides and becomes the new Captain America in the comics between 2007 and 2011. He then takes on the identity of the Winter Soldier again, but this time on the side of the Avengers.

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Sebastian Stan played Bucky Barnes in the films Captain America: The First Avenger , The Return of the First Avenger , Ant-Man and in The First Avenger: Civil War . In the films Black Panther , Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame , Bucky takes on the identity of the White Wolf .


Caiera was born on Sakaar and belongs to a shadow clan. When she was thirteen, her village was attacked by aliens and she was the only survivor. Red King took care of her and made her his personal bodyguard. When the Hulk arrives on the planet, Caiera protects her king from the green avenger and is then assigned to kill Hulk. When Caiera notices that she has been exploited by her king while fighting with Hulk, she and Hulk kill Red King, making Hulk the Green King and marrying Caiera. Caiera dies in an explosion before giving birth to her sons, Skaar and Hiro-Kala, who survive.

Captain America

Steven “Steve” Rogers , a weak young man at the time of World War II, volunteered for military service but was retired. In order to serve his country anyway, he makes himself available for an experiment by Howard Stark (father of Tony Stark / Iron Man ). Stark wants to use a “super soldier serum” to create an army of invincible “super” men. The attempt succeeds and Rogers becomes Captain America . His biggest nemesis is Red Skull .

Captain Britain

Captain Britain was first published in 1976 and has been written over the years by Chris Claremont and Alan Moore , among others . Brian Braddock starts out as an inconspicuous student who is given mystical powers by Merlyn. The stories make strong references to British legends and Celtic mythology. In time it will be revealed that there is an entire corps of Captain Britains across the Multiverse. Over time he belonged to different teams, such as the Avengers or a combination of British superheroes.

Captain Marvel

Mar-Vell was originally a member of the alien race of the Kree who was sent to Earth as a spy. Over time, however, Mar-Vell begins to develop sympathies for humanity and becomes superhero Captain Marvel and a valuable and loyal ally of the local superhero population ( Marvel Super-Heroes # 12, 1967). When exposed to nerve gas in a fight against a supervillain, he contracted a cancerous disease and died some time afterwards. The story of his death - The Death of Captain Marvel (1982) - became the first graphic novel to be published by Marvel. Since then, Mar-Vell has enjoyed occasional posthumous appearances in the Marvel Comics - mostly when actors visit the world of the dead. In 2012, Carol Danvers , the previous Ms. Marvel , assumed the title of Captain Marvel.

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Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel is played by Brie Larson in the 2019 films Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame . Annette Bening is also featured in the solo film as Dr. See Wendy Lawson aka Mar-Vell .


Cloak , Tyrone "Ty" Johnson , acquired his skills like his partner Dagger through a forced drug experiment of a gangster syndicate. He can create a passage to the Darkforce dimension (German: "Dark Force Dimension"; the dimension from which carriers of the dark force draw their strength and which some teleporters cross), limited by his eponymous, floor-length coat. Cloak can make himself immaterial and transport himself and others through space without wasting time via Darkforce dimension. A longer stay in “Cloak's coat” (ie the Darkforce dimension) usually has physical and psychological effects such as coldness and loneliness for those who are immersed in it, and leads to the withdrawal of “life light”, the life energy of those affected. A “hunger” for this “light” has been Cloak's constant companion ever since. Cloak and Daggers dark and light forces exist in a kind of symbiosis. Most recently, Cloak and Dagger swapped powers under the influence of Mister Negative.

Cloak was co-created with Dagger by Bill Mantlo and first appeared in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man # 64 (March 1982).

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In the series Marvel's Cloak & Dagger , Cloak is played by Aubrey Joseph . Cloak is a supporting character in the animated series The Ultimate Spider-Man .


Dagger , Tandy Bowen , acquired her skills like her partner Cloak through a forced drug experiment by a gangster syndicate. She has the ability to fire wedge-shaped light projectiles from her fingertips, which, depending on the intensity, have an anesthetic or injurious effect and deprive the victim of vital energy. Cloak and Dagger's dark and light forces exist in a kind of symbiosis; Dagger has to give off its "light" at regular intervals. Finally, both of them “swapped” their powers through the influence of Mister Negative.

Dagger was co-created with Cloak by Bill Mantlo and first appeared in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man # 64 (March 1982).

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In the series Marvel's Cloak & Dagger , Dagger is played by Olivia Holt . Dagger is a supporting character in the animated series The Ultimate Spider-Man .

Daimon Hellstrom

Daimon Hellstrom , also known as the Son of Satan and Hellstorm , is the half-human, half-demonic son of Satan . Raised up in a Christian orphanage, he later studied anthropology and becomes an investigator of the occult and supernatural, especially against his father and his followers on earth. He was long a member of the group Defenders (dt .: defender ) and is the new ruler of hell after a victory over his father. Daimon Hellstrom has the ability to shoot "soul fire" at his opponents and, as the ruler of Hell, has almost unlimited "magical power". He first appeared in Ghost Rider vol. II # 1 (September 1973).

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A series titled Marvel's Helstrom is in development and will be released on Hulu in 2020 . Tom Austen is to take on the main role of Daimon Helstrom (sic) .


Daredevil is attorney Matthew Michael "Matt" Murdock . Murdock is blind from a childhood accident in which he was doused in radioactive liquid. His other senses have been strengthened for this, and like a bat he can perceive his surroundings by means of sound waves.


Deadpool , whose real name is Wade Winston Wilson , first appeared in The New Mutants # 98 (February 1991). At first he was intended as a villain, but later moved to the X-Force where he became a so-called antihero.

He was immortalized by the Gun-X program (which Wolverine was also on). It turned out afterwards that he has skin cancer. Since then he has been physically disfigured and in pain, but cannot die. Deadpool is mentally unstable and known to "chatter" a lot (he is also called "the mercenary with the big mouth"). In addition to his ability to heal himself, which is similar to that of Wolverine, he is an excellent sniper and hand-to-hand fighter, accordingly he wields blades and firearms.

Deadpool is also the only superhero who knows he's a cartoon character. He speaks directly to the reader in his comics and annoys other heroes with it. He has an urge to die, which is a problem because he is immortal.

Deadpool was originally conceived as a parody of the DC super villain Deathstroke . This can also be seen in the names of the two: Deadpool's real name is Wade Wilson, Deathstroke's real name is Slade Wilson.

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In the television series Ultimate Spider-Man , Deadpool is Spider Man's partner in the joint action against Taskmaster in the episode Ultimate Deadpool . In English he is spoken by Will Friedle . Deadpool also appears in the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), where he is played by Ryan Reynolds . He also played him in the 2016 Deadpool movie, as well as in its sequel Deadpool 2 . In addition, the character appears in video games:
  • In 2013, a video game was released starring Deadpool and voiced by Nolan North .
  • Deadpool appears as a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds on, voiced again by Nolan North
  • Deadpool is a playable character in Marvel Super Hero Squad Online and is set to music by Tom Kenny .
  • In the MMORPG Marvel Heroes , Deadpool is also one of many playable characters. Again he is spoken of here by Nolan North.
  • In the Marvel Contest of Champions , Deadpool is playable again, along with many other Marvel characters.
  • In the game Lego Marvel Super Heroes he can be selected as a character as soon as you have mastered all Deadpool bonus levels and bought all extras that have to be found in the bonus levels as "Red Deadpool bricks".

The thing

When Ben Grimm travels into space with his friends Reed Richards , Susan "Sue" Storm and John "Jonny" Storm , they are irradiated with cosmic rays and given different superpowers. He is now superhumanly strong and both his skin and organs are covered with an almost indestructible rock.

Doctor Strange

Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange , once a respected surgeon , was trained by an ancient mystic to become the Sorcerer Supreme of mankind and thus becomes the main protector of the earth from hostile mystical forces and entities. Strange made its debut in Strange Tales # 110 (July 1963). In his younger years (since New Avengers # 7, 2005) he is a member of the New Avengers .

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In 1978 the television film Dr. Strange , in which the character was played by actor Peter Hooten .
In autumn 2016, Doctor Strange, a new film adaptation with Benedict Cumberbatch in the leading role, was released. In Thor: Decision Day , Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame , the character was again embodied by Cumberbatch.

Drax the destroyer

Drax the Destroyer (Original: Drax the Destroyer ) was originally a Terran named Arthur Douglas, who was attacked by Thanos with his family during an excursion ( Captain Marvel # 32, 1974). Thanos' father mentor took Douglas and his daughter Heather, who had survived the attack, with him to his home on Saturn's moon Titan , where Douglas was given a new body to be able to compete as Mentors Champion against Thanos ( Iron Man # 55, 1973 ). Heather was trained to be a martial artist and psyker by Mentor and became a member of the Avengers and Defenders at times under the name Moondragon , but was arrogant and self-centered and even killed her own father on one occasion. After his resurrection and a series of other adventures, Drax joined the Guardians of the Galaxy .

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In the films Guardians of the Galaxy , Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame , Drax is played by Dave Bautista .


After the death of her father, Elektra Nachios is trained by the ninja organization “Die Hand” to become one of the most dangerous hit men in the world.


Sam Wilson aka Falcon grew up in a problematic New York neighborhood where his parents were shot by criminals. He has a special bond with birds and trained pigeons in his youth. When his plane crashes on an island on the way to Rio de Janeiro, he meets Captain America and befriends a hawk he calls Redwing . Sam helps Captain America defeat his archenemy Red Skull and becomes a superhero himself named Falcon . He has a telepathic connection with Redwing, which allows him to use the bird for reconnaissance missions. After Steve Rogers has aged drastically, he makes Sam his successor as Captain America.

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In the Marvel Cinematic Universe , Falcon is an Avenger. He is played in The Return of the First Avenger , Avengers: Age of Ultron , Ant-Man , The First Avenger: Civil War , Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame by Anthony Mackie .


Gamora is the last survivor of the alien people of the Zen Whoberis, who were violently exterminated ( Strange Tales # 180, 1975). She was trained by Thanos to be a superb assassin and agent and, after a disastrous mission, equipped with cybernetic systems that increased her physical abilities. Eventually she recognized Thanos as a threat and joined the side of his enemies, including Adam Warlock . In the meantime, she rallied other fighters and fought against the invasion by Annihilus . She then joined the Guardians of the Galaxy .

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In the films Guardians of the Galaxy , Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame , Gamora is played by Zoe Saldana . In Avengers: Infinity War , Ariana Greenblatt also appears as a younger version of the character.

Ghost rider

Ghost Rider (I) and Phantom Rider

The first ghost rider was Carter Slade , a crime fighter of the US cowboy era in the late 19th century. He was Marvel's first masked and costumed western hero and wore a white, fluorescent costume with a white face mask, cape and cowboy hat. Marvel later renamed this Ghost Rider to Night Rider for a short time and then to Phantom Rider because Johnny Blaze had meanwhile taken over his original alias. Slade's descendants carry the costume and name of the Phantom Rider into modern times. Carter Slade's first appearance was in Tim Holt # 11 (1949). Another ghost rider was western hero Reno Jones of the Gunhawks , who briefly used this name for a fight against the Nighthawks .

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In the movie Ghost Rider , the character of Carter Slade is portrayed by Sam Elliott .

Ghost Rider (II) / Johnny Blaze

The best-known incarnation of the anti-hero Ghost Rider is motorcycle stunt driver Jonathan "Johnny" Blaze , who made a pact with the devil Mephisto to cure his foster father of cancer. Since then, bound to the demon Zarathos , the Ghost Rider always appears when evil is near.

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In Ghost Rider and its sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance , the character is embodied by Nicolas Cage .

Ghost Rider (III) / Danny Ketch

The third Ghost Rider is Daniel "Danny" Ketch , who, after accidentally getting caught between the lines of a gang war, finds the Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider's motorcycle and becomes the next to bear the powers and name of the Ghost Rider . As a member of the Midnight Sons group , he meets his predecessor as Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze .

Ghost Rider (IV) / Alejandra Jones

The fourth Ghost Rider is a young woman named Alejandra Jones . She was held captive in a South American grave by the mysterious Adam as a little girl. At the age of 16, she is forcibly instilled in the spirit of vengeance. This is part of Adam's plan to collect sins and turn people into mindless drones. But the plan is prevented by Johnny Blaze, the original Ghost Rider. Alejandra is currently with Johnny teaching her how to use her curse.

Ghost Rider (V) / Roberto "Robbie" Reyes

Roberto "Robbie" Reyes is the new Ghost Rider. He is a talented auto mechanic with a passion for cars and electronic music. But he loves his little brother Gabe, who is confined to a wheelchair, even more. When his attempt to escape East LA with Gabe went fatally wrong, the ghost of Eli Morrow made him the new Ghost Rider. The powers of the Ghost Rider are conjured up in Robbie through anger, aggression or protective instincts, e.g. B. when his brother or friends are in danger. Unlike the other Ghost Riders, Roberto doesn't own a motorcycle, but drives a 1969 Dodge Charger.

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In the fourth season of the series Marvel's Agents of SHIELD he is played by Gabriel Luna .

Gorilla Man

Kenneth "Ken" Gale was a soldier who, despite fear of death, happily survived many fights. One day he hears about the legend of the gorilla man who has to be killed to become immortal. Ken travels to Africa and kills him, only to find that he is now immortal, but the new Gorilla Man himself . Later he heads several soldiers' units in Africa. Gorilla-Man first appeared in Men's Adventures # 26 in March 1954.


Groot is an alien plant being of the Flora Colossi race, which first came to earth with hostile intentions against humanity ( Tales to Astonish # 13, 1960). A later elaborated backstory re-personalized Groot as a noble spirit cast out for beliefs alien to his people. Over time he befriends the intelligent raccoon Rocket Raccoon and becomes a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy with him .

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In the films Guardians of the Galaxy , Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame , Groot is voiced by Vin Diesel .

Hawk Eye

Hawkeye , real name Clinton "Clint" Francis Barton , first comic book appearance September 1964 in Tales of Suspense # 57 , at times also as Goliath or Ronin , is a member of the Avengers . Hawkeye has no superpowers, but was trained by Trickshot, Swordsman and later Captain America to be an exceptional archer and excellent hand-to-hand fighter. Hawkeye's preferred weapon is a bow and arrow; he has an arsenal of special arrows with various effects. Hawkeye was a long time leader of the now defunct West Coast Avengers (German: " West Coast Avengers ") as well as the unofficial Great Lakes Avengers (German: "Avengers of the Great Lakes") and the Thunderbolts . In the comics he is married to Barbara "Bobbi" Barton Morse aka Mockingbird .

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Jeremy Renner plays Hawkeye in the films Thor (2011), Marvel's The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), The First Avenger: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Endgame (2019) .


Hellcat is a reinterpretation of the character Patsy Walker , which was introduced in the comic Miss America Magazine # 2 in 1944 and whose humorous stories initially revolved around her as ordinary teenagers. In the 70s, the character was adapted to the style of the superhero comics, which were very popular at the time, so that she was transformed into a child star and the previous Patsy Walker comics were also viewed as comics within the stories. Patsy's ardent desire to become a superhero came true when she met Hank McCoy and he introduced her to the Avengers . After showing off her fighting skills there, she was given a performance-enhancing suit and eventually became part of the Defenders as Hellcat .

Howard the Duck

Created by Steve Gerber , Howard the Duck first appeared (December 1973) in Adventure into Fear # 19 . Howard is a humanoid duck from a planet where ducks have evolved into the predominant species, but was kidnapped by the demon Thog and deposited in the Everglades , a "nexus of realities" on Earth, where he met the man-thing , Dakimh the Enchanter (Original: Dakimh the Enchanter ) and his student Jennifer Kale befriends. He only appears occasionally in Marvel Comics, where he mostly plays the role of a satirical figure with his tendency towards anti-social behavior and appearance. After the death of rights holder Steve Gerber in 2008, Howard reappeared in the Marvel universe after a hiatus of 6 years as the main character of his own series.

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The character and story of Howard was brought to the big screen by Lucasfilm in 1986 as the live-action film Howard , but the film was not very successful. Howard is spoken by Chip Zien in the original .
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe , Howard has cameo appearances in Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , in which he is voiced by Seth Green .


Hulk is the alter ego of Dr. Robert Bruce Banner , a brilliant nuclear physicist . As a result of excessive exposure to gamma rays , Banner uncontrollably transforms itself through anger, stress or pain into a large, green creature, the Hulk, the strongest earth-born creature that unintentionally wreaks havoc with its often low intelligence.


Theodore "Teddy" Altman grew up as a child with a Skrull who pretended to be his mother. Teddy himself is also able to change his shape and he has incredible strength. He keeps it a secret at first, only revealing it to his friend Greg. After a while, Teddy, now in adolescence, joins the newly formed Young Avengers , where he is given the nickname Hulkling . One day, Super-Skrull comes to him with the claim that Teddy is actually a Skrull too, as they can also change their shape, and the order to bring Teddy back to the realm of the Skrulls. When Teddy does not accept this, a fight breaks out between the Young Avengers and Super-Skrull, to which the Kree , who also claim that Teddy is of their race and that he is the son of Captain Marvel , join after much back and forth . Ultimately, Super-Skrull and Teddy team up, whereupon they transform into each other, and Teddy (in reality Super-Skrull) decides to spend half a year with each breed, and after a year for one of the two decide. So it is possible for Teddy to stay on earth, safe from both the Skrulls and the Kree.


Hybrid came about after Scream killed her siblings besides Carnage and fused them into a symbiote. Hybrid bonded with Scott Washington and killed Scream.

After the symbionts of Agony, Riot, Phage and Lasher were merged, they were taken to a special facility. Scott Washington, the guard there, realized that the symbiote was not malicious and the experiments were causing him tremendous pain and released him. He was fired and returned to his homeland, where he and his brother Derek were shot. Derek died, Scott can no longer use his legs.

The hybrid symbiote found Scott and bonded with him. This enabled him to walk again. Since Scott is often angry, the symbiotes keep him from violence.

As a hybrid, he takes revenge on the gang to which he owes his crippled legs. That attracts positive public attention. He is captured by a group called "The Jury". The self-proclaimed protectors of justice want to kill Hybrid because he is a symbiote. Hybrid is saved by the new warriors. Justice offers him membership in the group, but Hybrid refuses because he believes he has more important things to do in his home country.

Hybrid has all of the abilities of Agony, Riot, Phage, Lasher, Scream, Venom, and Carnage. In addition, the symbiote's shape-changing powers and their ability not to be recognized by Spider-Man's spider sense and to lift up to 115 tons. It is resistant to sound waves.

He can produce small parts of the symbiont to z. B. Send messages to friends and create a membrane to slide through the air.

Iron Fist

As a child, Danny Rand discovered the legendary city of K'un-Lun, which his father had visited many years ago. After ten years of tough combat training, he becomes the supreme warrior of K'un-Lun and receives the mystical powers of Iron Fist . In New York he wants to avenge his father, who was murdered by a business partner, but then he shows mercy. He has the ability to punch iron fist, is a master of chi and can hypnotize.

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The Marvel Studios released a eponymous television series on the streaming service since March 17, 2017 Netflix is seen. British actor Finn Jones took on the title role . He also played Iron Fist on the following series, Marvel's The Defenders .
Iron Fist is a supporting character in the animated series The Ultimate Spider-Man .

Iron man

Iron Man is the superhero identity of Anthony "Tony" Stark , the multibillionaire and owner of the arms company Stark Industries . Iron Man has engineered, flying armor that represents the pinnacle of earthly technology.

Jessica Jones

As a teenager, Jessica Jones came into contact with a chemical substance in an accident that gave her superhuman strength.

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She is played by Krysten Ritter in the series Marvel's Jessica Jones . She remained in that role in the following series Marvel's The Defenders .

Living Tribunal

The Living Tribunal is a cosmic being that is older than the universe itself. Its job is to keep the multiverse from imbalance.

Luke Cage

Carl Lucas was originally a petty criminal on the streets of Harlem until one day he was innocently jailed for his girlfriend by his friend and rival Stryker. In prison, Cage volunteers for an experiment to perfect a new super soldier serum. The sabotage of a guard who hates Carl gives Lucas superhuman strength and insensitivity to injuries, which he uses to escape prison. In memory of his prison time, Lucas takes the name Luke Cage and hires out under the identity Power Man as "Hero for Hire" ("Superhero against payment"), first single-handedly, later with the martial artist Iron Fist ( Luke Cage, Hero for Hire # 1 (June 1972)). His reputation is restored and years later (after a night spent intoxicated together) he marries his old acquaintance Jessica Jones , a former superhero, becomes a member and eventually leader of the New Avengers .

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Luke Cage aka Power Man is a character in the television series The Ultimate Spider-Man .
In the real-life series with the titles Marvel's Jessica Jones and Marvel's Luke Cage , Cage is played by Mike Colter . Likewise in the 8-part real series Marvel's The Defenders .

The human torch

When Jonathan "Johnny" Storm and his friends in space come into contact with cosmic rays, he gets the ability to wrap himself in fire. This enables him to fly and throw fireballs.

Mister Fantastic

Reed Richards is one of the most intelligent people in the world. When he travels into space with his best friend Ben Grimm , girlfriend Sue Storm and her brother Johnny , they are exposed to cosmic rays. Reed is given the ability to stretch like rubber.


Barbara "Bobbi" Morse is a scientist who originally worked on a project to replicate the superhero serum. She is kidnapped by the criminal organization AIM. However, it turns out that Barbara belongs to SHIELD and has in turn been hired to infiltrate AIM. As a result, she becomes the side kick and “love interest” of the jungle hero Ka-Zar . In the 1980s she adopts the code name Mockingbird and meets her future husband Hawkeye for the first time . At this time she is fighting against corruption within the secret service and other organizations. She becomes part of the West Coast Avengers and dies in one installment of the series to save Hawkeye (1993). However, this is around 17 years later ge retconnt and the late Mockingbird as a Skrull turns. Upon her return in 2009, Mockingbird joins the New Avengers . Her first appearance was in Astonishing Tales # 6 (June 1971).

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Adrianne Palicki plays Mockingbird in the television series Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Moon Knight

Marc Spector is beaten up during an expedition to Egypt and left half dead in the temple of the god Khonshu. Khonshu brings him back to life, whereupon Spector takes on the identity of the Moon Knight and helps the weaker ones. He has mastered several martial arts and is familiar with the handling of weapons. At night his powers are reinforced again.

Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel have been named several female superheroes over time, the first being Carol Danvers ( Ms. Marvel # 1 , 1977). This received her powers through a meeting with the Kree Mar-Vell, from whom she took over the title of Captain Marvel in 2012 . In 1985, Sharon Ventura, equipped with superhuman strength in an experiment, became Ms. Marvel, and in 2009, the evil Karla Sofen . The Pakistani-American girl Kamala Khan is currently acting as Ms. Marvel, who had her first appearance in Captain Marvel # 14 in August 2013. In contrast to her predecessors, she is an inhuman and has several abilities, including shapeshifting , stretching and lengthening of her body parts and an increased healing process. In 2014 she got her own comic series, becoming Marvel's first Muslim title character.

Namor the Sub-Mariner

Prince Namor , also commonly known as Sub-Mariner (for example: "submarine inhabitants"), is one of the first comic superheroes (and one of the first comic anti-heroes ) at all; he first appeared in Marvel Comics # 1 in 1939 along with the first Human Torch , making him one of the oldest Marvel characters. Namor is the current ruler of Atlantis in the Marvel Universe and is both a hybrid between a human (his father) and an Atlantean princess and a mutant; this unusual mixture of genes allows him an amphibious existence, superhuman strength and the ability to fly. His sense of honor and his arrogance on the verge of hubris make him a friend and enemy of humanity alike. (See also The Fantastic Four )

Nick Fury

The original version of Nick Fury first appeared in the war comic series Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos # 1 (May 1963). Fury entered World War II as an elite soldier and leader of a special force, during which he lost sight of his left eye from a grenade . After the end of the war, he became director of the S.HIELD secret service organization. A special serum, the Infinity formula, slowed his aging process. Over the course of his career, he has worked with various superheroes such as the Avengers , Captain America, and the Fantastic Four , and is valued by them as an ally, although his duties have often made him an unwilling antagonist .

In the six-part series Battle Scars (2012) it is revealed that Fury has an illegitimate son named Marcus Johnson. Since he genetically inherited the Infinity formula, he is captured by Fury's enemy, Victor Uvarov. Fury is able to save Marcus and in his place transfers his blood to Uvarov. As a result, he no longer has an infinity formula in his body and ages rapidly. He leaves SHIELD, and Johnson takes as Nick Fury Jr. his place.

Nick Fury Sr. appears in Original Sin (2014) at times as an opponent of the heroes. He is exposed as an alien hunter who brutally eliminated potential extraterrestrial dangers to Earth and wiped out entire civilizations for decades. Finally he killed the seer Uatu to get to his eye. As a result, Fury becomes the new "world seer" and has to watch what is happening around him, chained to the moon.

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In a 1998 film, Agent Nick Fury - Einsatz in Berlin , Fury's character was played by David Hasselhoff .
In the films Iron Man , Iron Man 2 , Thor , Captain America: The First Avenger , Marvel's The Avengers , The Return of the First Avenger , Avengers: Age of Ultron , Avengers: Infinity War , Captain Marvel , Avengers: Endgame and Spider Man: Far From Home and in the series Marvel's Agents of SHIELD , he is played by Samuel L. Jackson , whose appearance and film representations served as a template for the design of the Ultimate Fury. Marcus Johnson's character design in the comics is also based on that of the Ultimate series.
In the real-life adaptations from 2008 and newer cartoon series such as The Ultimate Spider-Man and Iron Man: Armored Adventures , Nick Fury's design from the alternative Ultimate Marvel comic series, in which he is an African-American , is predominantly adopted.


Nova , formerly also known as Kid Nova , Nova # 11249-44396 , Quasar and Human Rocket (real name: Richard Rider ), receives power from the alien Rhomann Dey, the last survivor, as a high school student Captain of the Nova Corps , the defense force of the planet Xandar that has been devastated by space pirates. After an initial phase as a crime fighter, in which he a. fights the Sphinx and defeated Photon , who killed Rider's uncle Ralph Rider, together with Spider-Man , Nova joins the Champions of Xandar , the defenders of the planet, to protect him from the attacking Skrulls . After a one-year odyssey, Rider returns to earth, lives a short time as a cook and after a while takes up his role as a crime fighter, including with the New Warriors and later the Avengers . Nova draws its powers from the living computers of Xandars, the "Xandarian world spirit", and has the ability to fly, is superhumanly strong, fast, agile and can absorb any kind of energy directed against it and release it again in the form of "gravimetric rays" . Nova first appeared on the Nova # 1 pages in September 1976 . In The Thanos Imperative storyline from 2010, which only appeared in America, Rider dies when he and Star-Lord defeat Thanos by throwing him into the Cancerverse . In Avengers vs. X-Men recently encountered a new nova that was hurled to Earth by the Phoenix Force during a battle with Terrax . Captain America mistakenly thinks he is a rider. The name of this Nova is Sam Alexander .

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Sam Alexander aka Nova is a character in the television series The Ultimate Spider-Man .


Driven by the murder of his family by the mafia , war veteran Frank Castle as a punisher (German: "Punisher", "Executor") wages a one-man war against all criminals, in which he also faces vigilante justice , killing, kidnapping, Blackmail and torture do not shrink back.


Daisy Johnson aka Quake is a young SHIELD agent and an inhuman with special skills. She is also the leader of the Secret Warriors . It can cause earthquakes, make objects “tremble” and use strong sound waves to throw opponents into the air or to make huge, flying jumps yourself.

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She is played by Chloe Bennet in the series Marvel's Agents of SHIELD .

Rocket Raccoon

Rocket Raccoon comes from the planet Halfworld, a colony for the mentally impaired, where the fauna there has been artificially equipped with intelligence by the cosmic being called Stranger to take care of the occupants ( Incredible Hulk # 271, Quasar # 15). Rocket (whose name came from his rocket-powered roller skates at the time) was the chief lawman there, but after the inmates of Halfworld were finally cured of their mental illnesses, Rocket left his home and joined Star-Lord and his Guardians of the Galaxy.

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In the films Guardians of the Galaxy , Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame , Rocket is voiced by Bradley Cooper in the original version .


Robert Reynolds aka Sentry first appeared in The Sentry # 1 in July 2000 , where he was described as a superhero who had been active before the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man . His almost omnipotent powers, which come from a serum, make him one of the most powerful figures in the Marvel universe. Sentry's greatest enemy is the void , a malevolent manifestation of his own personality that gives every being an immeasurable feeling of fear and hopelessness. Over time, Reynolds repeatedly managed to suppress the void by forgetting his abilities, but as a result began to suffer from mental health problems such as schizophrenia or alcoholism .


Through a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner , lawyer Jennifer Walters became a "female version" of the Hulk, She-Hulk . Unlike Banner, Walters maintains her intelligence and personality even as a She-Hulk. She's a long-time member of the Avengers and was also a member of the Fantastic Four for a while as the Thing's replacement . Her first appearance was in Savage She-Hulk # 1 (February 1980).

Silver Sable

Silver Sable is a mercenary and leader of the Wild Pack .

Silver surfer

The character known as the Silver Surfer was originally a humanoid, male alien named Norrin Radd . When his home planet Zenn-La was visited by the powerful being Galactus, who would destroy the planet, Norrin Radd offered himself as a herald to save Zenn-La. Equipped with cosmic power, he became a silver surfer.


Skaar is the son of Hulk and Caiera . He has a brother named Hiro-Kala. Her mother and two unborn children, Skaar and Hiro-Kala, died in an explosion. Skaar and his brother survived and lived on lava.


As a teenager, Robbie Baldwin was given the gift of generating a counter-kinetic energy field after he was accidentally irradiated with an extra-dimensional energy during a secret laboratory experiment that he secretly attended. This field enabled him to intercept kinetic energy and convert it into an uncontrolled countermovement; that's how Robbie became Speedball . After a brief solo career, he became a founding member of the New Warriors . After the team lost all members in a botched mission that cost the lives of hundreds of innocents, Robbie - who was the only one who survived the catastrophe - changes and begins as a gloomy, self-scourging Penance (English: "penance") To wear a suit that cuts his skin with every movement. Robbie has only recently begun to break out of his depression and lead a more normal life. Speedball first appeared in the 1988 Amazing Spider-Man Annual # 22 .


Spider-Man (also: The Spider ) is created when the shy student Peter Benjamin Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider while visiting a research institute . His body then develops various super powers: superhuman strength, speed and agility, the ability to "stick" to smooth surfaces, and a special sense of danger, the "spider sense". In addition, Parker invents a web sprayer with sticky web fluid that allows him to spin webs that he can use to swing through the skyscraper canyons of Manhattan and fight opponents. It was invented in 1962 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

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In the Spider-Man trilogy by Sam Raimi , consisting of Spider-Man , Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 , Spider-Man is played by Tobey Maguire .
In the films The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro , Spider-Man is played by Andrew Garfield .
In The First Avenger: Civil War , Spider-Man: Homecoming , Avengers: Infinity War , Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home , Spider-Man is played by Tom Holland .

Squirrel girl

Squirrel Girl ( Doreen Green ) is a young superhero whose skills on a squirrel (Engl. Squirrel ) are based. Originally conceived as a comic relief figure, Squirrel Girl first appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes vol. II # 8 (January 1992) and later became a supporting member of the Great Lakes Avengers (the "Avengers of the Great Seen “; short GLA), another comic relief series at Marvel Comics. After leaving the GLA, Squirrel Girl becomes the nanny for Luke Cage and his wife Jessica Jones for their newborn son. It's also implied that she and former X-Man Wolverine had a relationship that didn't seem to end well.

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After a brief guest appearance in the series Die Fantastischen Vier with new adventures (1994-1996), Squirrel Girl appears as a character in the third season of the cartoon series The Ultimate Spider-Man .

Star lord

Peter Quill grows up in an orphanage after his single mother is killed by an alien. He becomes a NASA astronaut and, while in a space station, assumes the title of Star-Lord . From this position of a self-proclaimed “space policeman” he promises to be able to track down his mother's murderer. In fact, he sets these years later on the home planet of the Spartax Empire and kills him. He meets the emperor, Jason von Spartax, who turns out to be his father. Jason had crashed his spaceship on Earth decades earlier and fell in love with Meredith Quill. As Crown Prince of the Empire, however, he had to return to his home planet. In the course of the Annihilation storyline (2008), Peter founds a new Guardians of the Galaxy team of superheroes who are supposed to protect the universe.

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Star-Lord was played by Chris Pratt in the films Guardians of the Galaxy , Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame . In addition, Wyatt Oleff took on the role of the young Star-Lord in the first two Guardians films.


Thor , based on the Norse god of thunder of the same name , is a member of the Avengers and son of Odin. His home is Asgard . Many of his figurines and his story were taken from Nordic mythology and artistically freely adapted to modern times. His weapon is the Mjolnir hammer . The god of thunder is exiled to earth by his father Odin as a punishment for disregarding the non-interference pact of the earthly gods in Marvel reality and for his arrogance and has to spend many years as a doctor Dr. Spending Don Blake without memory. Loki is his adoptive brother.

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In 2011, Chris Hemsworth played the role of Thor in the film adaptation of the same name . He embodied this role in the films Marvel's The Avengers , Thor - The Dark Kingdom , Avengers: Age of Ultron , Doctor Strange , Thor: Day of Decision , Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame again.

The invisible

The invisible Susan "Sue" Storm gains her astonishing powers while traveling in space with her boyfriend and future husband Reed Richards , her brother Johnny and Ben Grimm . It can both make itself invisible and generate psychokinetic force fields.


Vision is an android created by Ultron from the remains of the “human torch”, an android superhero from the Second World War. Ultron entrusts him with the infiltration of the Avengers in order to then destroy them; later he turns against his creator and fights together with the Avengers against Ultron ( The Avengers # 57 , October 1968). He tries to find his way in the human world and in the course of his career he marries Wanda Maximoff, his teammate Scarlet Witch .

Another vision ("Jonas") is created by Iron Lad, who joins the Young Avengers.

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In Avengers: Age of Ultron , vision was portrayed by Paul Bettany . Here he is captured by the Avengers in an unfinished state. Tony Stark and Bruce Banner decide to complete it with a modified program, with Thor, despite opposition from Captain America, bringing it to life with a flash of lightning. In The First Avenger: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War the figure occurs again.

Was machine

James “Rhodey” Rhodes aka War Machine was a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War who helped the newly minted Iron Man escape back to the States. He became Stark's closest friend and confidante and for a long time was one of the few people who knew about his secret identity as Iron Man. While Stark had to face serious personal crises at times, Rhodes temporarily assumed the identity of Iron Man himself. As a reward, Stark finally gave him his own armor, a version of his Iron Man suit that could also be equipped with conventional weapons and thus allowed Rhodes to act as a superhero himself.

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According to Col. James Rhodes is played by Terrence Howard in Iron Man (2008) . In the subsequent films Iron Man 2 , Iron Man 3 , Avengers: Age of Ultron , The First Avenger: Civil War , Avengers: Infinity War , Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame , Don Cheadle replaces Howard in the role of War Machine .


Janet van Dyne , a child of the wealthy middle class, was the laboratory assistant and later wife of Henry "Hank" Pym . When he assists her father Vernon van Dyne, Vernon tries to contact an alien civilization. He succeeds, but the cosmic monster kills him. Janet asks Hank to help her avenge her father, and Hank reveals to her that he is the superhero Ant-Man. Through his greatest discovery, the Pym particles, and some biomechanical implants, she becomes the superhero Wasp and later a founding member of the Avengers . Together they can defeat the alien ( Tales to Astonish # 44, 1963). She becomes Hank's partner and lover. They later get married. Even after her husband left after the Yellowjacket fiasco, she remained loyal to the Avengers team and became a special figure. During the Secret Invasion storyline, a Skrull who poses as her ex-husband injects her with a serum that turns her into a living bomb. Thor is forced to kill her in order to free her from her suffering ( Secret Invasion # 8, 2008).

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In July 2015, a film adaptation of Ant-Man was released , but it differs from the original comic story. Evangeline Lilly took on the role of the daughter of the missing Janet van Dyne alias Wasp , Hope van Dyne . Hope van Dyne had her next appearance in the sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp , in which she herself became Wasp . A year later she was in Avengers: Endgame .

Super villains


The being Abomination came about when the American spy Emil Blonsky drank a serum that was supposed to give him superhuman strength. He is an archenemy of the Hulk and stronger than that, not very intelligent and has stinky breath. He was killed by the Red Hulk .

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In the 2008 film The Incredible Hulk , he was played by Tim Roth .


Amatsu-Mikaboshi , also known as "King Chaos", is a being that the Japanese call the god of darkness and chaos. However, it was once the entire universe (the name chaos comes from the Greek belief that chaos existed in the beginning). Mikaboshi tries to destroy all existence and starts a war against all divine beings. His first victim is Nightmare, then he kills Zeus , the gods of the Skrulls and the Shi'ar and finally even Satan . It eventually turns out that Mikaboshi's face was a mask all along and the real King Chaos is a huge, black monster. Through his campaigns against the gods, he has almost all characters in the Marvel universe as enemies, e.g. B. Hercules , Silver Surfer and even Galactus .


Annihilus is an alien warlord who even surpasses Thanos in madness. He wants to conquer the whole universe with his insect army and has a control stick that allows him to manipulate cosmic energy. He is one of the arch enemies of the Fantastic Four and only fears death. It first appeared in Fantastic Four Annual # 6 in 1968 .

Arnim Zola

Dr. Arnim Zola (born in Switzerland ) is not a super villain in the true sense of the word. Rather, he is a biochemical genius who was already experimenting with top-secret gene and clone research in the early 30s. From this it follows that after his death he will digitally leave his collected knowledge in a mechanical host, so that his host can develop in different ways and create duplicates with special properties. Arnim Zola is an adversary who faces the Avengers several times , especially Captain America . Unlike other villains who have a higher aim, Arnim is only interested in his research. So he's more of a henchman for villains like Red Skull or Wolfgang von Strucker .

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Toby Jones embodies the character in the films Captain America: The First Avenger and The Return of the First Avenger as well as in the series Marvel's Agent Carter .

Baron Mordo

Karl Amadeus Mordo is Doctor Strange's archenemy . Like him, Mordo is taught by the ancients. However, it soon becomes clear to them that Mordo's lust for power makes him too dangerous. When Strange comes to the old people, Mordo forges a plot against him and the old people, but thanks to Strange's help it fails and he is banished. Despite his exile, Mordo continues his studies in the dark arts and is one of the earthly henchmen of the demon Dormammu .

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In the 2016 film adaptation Doctor Strange , Master Mordo is portrayed by Chiwetel Ejiofor . In this film, he is still one of Dr. Strange, but turns away from him towards the end.

Baron Wolfgang von Strucker

Wolfgang von Strucker is a Nazi war criminal and an archenemy of Captain America in both World War II and today. At the orders of the Red Skull , Strucker takes control of the Hydra organization in order to lay the foundation for the Fourth Reich . But after the war he rejected most of his Nazi ideology and followed his own agenda with the aim of conquering the world. In addition to a pistol and a sword, Strucker's largest weapon is the so-called "Satan's Claw", a cybernetic glove that enables him to deliver electric shocks. Above all, however, it can suck off the youth and strength of other people, so that Strucker has the strength of a young man even in old age. Strucker had his first appearance in January 1964 in Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos # 5 .

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The German actor Thomas Kretschmann plays Baron von Strucker in Avengers: Age of Ultron . He previously made a cameo in The Return of the First Avenger .

Baron Zemo

Baron Zemo (I) (Heinrich Zemo)

Baron Zemo is one of the brilliant scientists of the Third Reich and was one of Captain America's archenemies during World War II. He develops Adhesive X. When Captain America attacks his laboratory, the two of them fight. In the process, some of the glue got onto the stocking mask that Zemo was wearing and that he has to wear forever from then on. This leads to Zemo developing a downright insane hatred of Captain America and all of humanity. During the remainder of the war, Zemo carried out countless attempts at sabotage against the Allies. One of them kills Captain America's friend Bucky . In his final attack on Captain America, Zemo kidnaps Captain America's sidekick Rick Jones and takes him to his South American hideout. Captain America saves Jones. While on the run, Zemo is temporarily blinded by Captain America's shield, whereupon he shoots wildly. This triggers an avalanche that kills him.

Baron Zemo (II) (Helmut Zemo)

Helmut Zemo is the son of the Nazi scientist Heinrich Zemo. During an argument with Captain America, Zemo accidentally falls into a vat of Adhesive X. He survives, but with terrible scars on his face. Zemo lives a normal life for a long time until he learns of the rediscovery of Captain America. Together with the Enchantress and other super villains, he founds the Masters of Evil and competes against the Avengers and Captain America several times . In contrast to his father, Helmut is not a staunch National Socialist, but claims world domination because he believes that he can create a better world with dictatorial violence.

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In the 2016 film version The First Avenger: Civil War , Helmut Zemo is played by Daniel Brühl .


Blackheart is a demon and one of the Ghost Rider's greatest enemies . He is the son of Mephisto , creator of the Ghost Rider, who was created, among other things, to keep Blackheart at bay. Blackheart's great goal is to transform the earth or part of it into his personal hell in order to step out of the shadow of his father.

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Blackheart is portrayed by Wes Bentley in the movie Ghost Rider .


Bullseye is an opponent of Daredevil . His identity is unknown. He has no superpowers, but is an excellent fighter and, thanks to his perfect aiming ability, is able to use almost any object as a deadly weapon; his skeleton is also covered with adamantium (similar to Wolverine ). Bullseye first appeared in US Daredevil # 131 (March 1976). He is u. a. responsible for the death of Daredevil's friend Karen Page . He is killed by Daredevil after the death of Daredevil's girlfriend by throwing him from a church tower .

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In 2003, Bullseye appeared as an opponent of Daredevil in the cinema, played by Irish actor Colin Farrell . While Bullseye wears a black and blue costume with a white crosshair on his chest and a mask in the comic, in the film version he only has branding in the form of crosshairs on his forehead. Most recently, the representation of many comic characters changed closer to the counterparts from the films. The comic version of Bullseye now also bears this branding.
In the third season of Marvel's Daredevil , which appeared on Netflix in October 2018 , Bullseye appears in the person of FBI agent Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter, played by Wilson Bethel .


Cletus Kasady is a psychopathic serial killer who terrorizes New York until he is caught by Spider-Man and sent to jail. His cellmate is Eddie Brock, also known as Venom . When Brock reconnects with his symbiote and breaks out of prison, the symbiote leaves part of himself in the communal cell. This little drop combines with Kasady's bloodstream and he becomes the murderous Carnage . Unlike Venom, who can have elegant background motifs and from time to time commutes from villain to anti-hero, Carnage is a bloodthirsty killer who lets his lust for murder run free. Whenever Carnage breaks out of jail, he goes on a bloody rampage, and it takes Spider-Man and often Venom to end it. Unlike Venom, Carnage speaks of himself in the first person. Nor does he seem to know Spider-Man's secret identity and has no personal grudge against him; he only wants to kill him because he disturbs him "in his work". Occasionally he sarcastically refers to Venom as "Dad".

During the final match between Venom and Carnage, Venom simply devours his offspring. Just when you think you have lost Carnage for all time, Kasady escapes from prison - attracted by a distant reputation from the negative zone . The voice belongs to another symbiote. This is not his original symbiote, but just as bloodthirsty and dangerous. Cletus Kasady first appeared as Carnage in Amazing Spider-Man # 344 (March 1991).

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In the movie Venom , Carnage can be seen in the mid-credit scene , played by Woody Harrelson .


Chameleon (Original: Chameleon ) is an opponent of Spider-Man . His real name is Dimitri Smerdyakov , he is the half-brother of Sergei Kravinoff, who later became Kraven the Hunter .

As a child, Dimitri's parents and Sergei hated him, which is why he wanted to make up with them through small theatrical performances. In doing so, he discovered his talent for costumes and masks. But because his attempts at reconciliation had no effect, Dimitri suppressed his true identity with masks and make-up and became a quick-change artist chameleon. He later settles his argument with Sergei to fight Spider-Man and becomes one of his archenemies. Chameleon first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man # 1 in March 1963 .

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In the cartoon series New Spider-Man , he does not wear masks, but uses a projection belt. From the episode “The Black Cat - Part 1” he has the ability to transform himself without a belt after laser treatment. Here he is not the brother of Kraven, but of Electro and the son of Red Skull .


Dormammu is one of Doctor Strange's most powerful enemies . He and his sister Umar emerged from extra-dimensional energy beings. They were exiled after destroying their ancestor, Sinifer. A little later they took over the so-called Dark Dimension (but now they are fighting for supremacy). Dormammu's dearest wish is to conquer the earth and pull it into the dark dimension. To do this, he uses various magically gifted henchmen. But so far, every attempt by Doctor Strange and other superheroes on earth has been blocked.

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In Doctor Strange , Benedict Cumberbatch took on the facial capture of Dormammu.

Dr. Doom

Victor von Doom aka Dr. Doom (dt. Formerly also: Dr. Unheil and occasionally Dr. Untergang ) is a brilliant scientist and capable magician who hides his face behind an iron mask due to a terrible accident. He wears armor that is equipped with the most advanced technology and is equivalent to Iron Man's armor. He is the rightful monarch and ruler of the Eastern European state of Latveria . His first appearance was in Fantastic Four # 5 (July 1962).

Dr. Octopus

Dr. Octopus is a nemesis of Spider-Man . Otto Octavius grew up as the son of a complacent mother and a brutal father and became a withdrawn but brilliant nuclear scientist. In order to be able to handle radioactive materials safely, he developed a chest harness with gripping arms (tentacles), which gave him the nickname Dr. Brings in octopus. In the event of an explosion in the laboratory, the researcher is radioactively irradiated and his “tentacle armor” merges with Octavius. As a result, he becomes able to telepathically control his tentacles. Unfortunately, the explosion also had other consequences: the respected scientist became the megalomaniac Dr. Octopus.

Doctor Octopus appears again and again, especially in Spider-Man comics, until he is killed by Kane , one of Peter Parker's clones. Later, Dr. Octopus brought back to life through magic with the help of his former assistant and a secret cult of True Belief . Since then he's been one of Spider-Man's greatest enemies again. Dr. Octopu's first appearance was in Amazing Spider-Man # 3 in July 1963 .

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In the second Spider-Man movie , Dr. Octopus Spider-Man's main antagonist, played by Alfred Molina .

The lizard

The lizard (original: Lizard ) is Dr. Curt Connors , a successful scientist and good friend of Peter Parker . After losing an arm, he experiments with reptiles that can regenerate their lost limbs . His goal is to develop a remedy that can also regrow limbs in humans. Based on this research, he creates a drug that he injects himself. His arm actually grows back, but Dr. Connors continues to change: he mutates into a humanoid giant lizard whose goal is to create several of its kind. The lizard isn't just Dr. Connors in a different physical form, but has its own evil consciousness. He first appeared as the lizard in Amazing Spider-Man # 6 (November 1963), where he was up to mischief in the swamps.

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Dr. Curt Connors appears as a supporting character in the second and third Spider-Man films . He is always played there by Dylan Baker . As the main antagonist, Connors first appears in the reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise The Amazing Spider-Man , played by Rhys Ifans .

Ego, the living planet

Ego , part of the Elders of the Universe , was the result of a research experiment when scientists tried to merge two planets, but their sun then exploded. This resulted in Ego, a living planet that feeds on space debris such as broken spaceships and other planets. He fights again and again against Thor and Galactus , who gave him the engine of a spaceship during a fight, which then let him drift through space. After a long time he gains control of the engine and attacks the earth, but is successfully fought by the Fantastic Four . It first appeared in Thor # 132 (September 1966) and was the invention of comic book artists Stan Lee and Jack Kirby .

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In the 2017 film version Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , he is played by Kurt Russell .


When the electrician Max Dillon was struck by lightning while working, he gained the ability to absorb or generate almost unlimited amounts of electricity and to release it again in the form of lightning. He is a main antagonist of Spider-Man and Daredevil and a member of the Frightful Four (Original: Frightful Four ), an alliance of super villains against the Fantastic Four . Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko , he first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man # 9 (February 1964).

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In the movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro he is played by Jamie Foxx .


The Enchantress or Amora , as her real name is, is a powerful sorceress and archenemy of Thor . Her origin is unknown, all we know is that she is the sister of the Germanic legendary figure Lorelei . Amora learns magic under the Norn Queen Carnilla until she is banished. Nevertheless, she continues to learn, but focuses on seducing other magicians and learns her secrets from them. Over time she becomes one of the most powerful magicians in Asgard. On her first appearances she is accompanied by a great and strong warrior, the Executioner , who serves as her handyman. He has sincere feelings for the enchantress and did not follow her because of her abilities or seduction skills. Often the Enchantress works with Loki . Enchantress first appeared in Journey into Mystery # 103 in April 1964.


Galactus (also: "Galactus") is a cosmic being in the Marvel Universe. He travels the galaxy and feeds on the energy of suitable planets, which he tracks down with the help of his heralds. The best known of these heralds is the Silver Surfer .


The Vulture (Original: The Vulture ), first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man # 2 (May 1963), is one of Spider-Man's first and oldest opponents. The brilliant electronics engineer Adrian Toomes develops a device with an anti-polarized magnetic field that allows a human to fly like a bird with minimal effort. The reason and the motivation for his criminal career has been presented in a very complex and changeable way over the years: sometimes his assistant wants to appropriate his invention, sometimes he was excluded from his own project, sometimes he was fired for embezzling research funds. Either way, Toomes decides to take revenge, using his winged suit as a vehicle. Spider-Man quickly succeeds in bringing him down with polarizing radio interference, which puts the vulture in jail. The vulture later becomes a recurring villain, but never has more success than most of his fellow criminals. Toomes is a returning member of the Sinister Six . He works repeatedly with Shocker or Electro .

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In 2017, the character was played by Michael Keaton in Spider-Man: Homecoming .

General Ryker

John Ryker - first appeared in The Incredible Hulk vol. II # 12 in March 2000 - is a general in the US armed forces and has the same goal as General "Thunderbolt" Ross: to neutralize the Hulk . However, he is much more unscrupulous and is responsible for several illegal gamma experiments on his soldiers. He is also responsible for creating the Gamma Corps , an elite of anti-heroes who hate the Hulk for a variety of reasons.

Count Dracula

Dracula - like other vampires - is a regularly appearing enemy figure in the Marvel Universe. In this variant, Dracula is made into a being of the night by a gypsy vampire after he wasbadly woundedin the Turkish invasion of Transylvania . Later, after a duel with the ruler of the vampires, Nimrod, he takes control of the bloodsuckers who have existedon earthsince Atlantean times . For a while all vampires on earth will be destroyed by a mystical ritual, but now they have been re-incorporated into the continuity of the Marvel Universe.
Dracula had, among other things, his own series,
The Tomb of
Dracula ( The Tomb of Dracula , 1972-1979) and his special antagonists: Quincy Harker and Rachel van Helsing, descendants of his enemies from Bram Stoker's novel (both now deceased), his own Descendants of Frank Drake, the vampire Hannibal King and the half-vampire Blade .

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In the third part of the Blade series Blade: Trinity , Count Dracula appears as the main antagonist under the name Drake. He is played by Dominic Purcell .


In a laboratory accident, the scientist Franklin Hall was given the ability to control gravity and shoot gravitational beams. He fought several times against the Avengers and a few times against Spider-Man .

Graviton first appeared in Avengers # 158 in April 1977 , created by Jim Shooter and Sal Buscema .

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In the television series Marvel's Agents of SHIELD , Graviton is played by Adrian Pasdar (season 5).

Green leprechaun

The Green Goblin (Original: Green Goblin ) is Spider-Man's archenemy . He first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man # 14 (July 1964). The unscrupulous businessman Norman Osborn , the father of Harry Osborn, Peter Parker's best friend, finds his colleague Dr. Stromm the formula for an experimental serum that is supposed to increase physical strength and reflexes. In his lust for power, he wants to test it on himself, but the unstable green liquid explodes near his face. He gets the skills he wants, but the serum also costs his mind. Inspired by the idea of ​​leading the New York underworld, he designs a Halloween costume that is reminiscent of a goblin and a dragon-like glider that enables him to fly. He also developed grenades that looked like flaming pumpkins and throwing knives in the shape of bats . His main wish is to defeat the famous Spider-Man.

The first fights are much happier and more harmless. Over the years, Osborn developed a gas that dampened Spider-Man's "spider senses", followed him to his apartment undetected and unmasked him. Then he reveals his own secret identity to the confused Peter (and thus also to the reader). In the following fight, the goblin suffers partial amnesia and forgets his alter ego . Memory returns later and Osborn seeks revenge. He kidnaps Peter's lover, Gwen Stacy, and takes her to the Brooklyn Bridge . When Peter reaches the bridge, Osborn lets Gwen fall into the depths. Despite trying to rescue Spider-Man, she dies. This marks a turning point in the history of the Marvel villains, who became increasingly sinister, cruel, and deadly. In the final battle that follows, Osborn dies, pierced by his own glider. Later, his son Harry takes over the identity of the Green Goblin, but dies of a new version of the "Goblin Serum" that poisons him.

After more than five years, Osborn returned; the serum caused an incredibly quick wound healing in him. Over the five years of his absence, Osborn has risen to become the leader of a sinister cult, the Scrier , but his hatred of Peter Parker remains unbroken and he forges a plan to destroy Peter psychologically. With the help of the jackal , Osborn creates a clone of Peter and lets him fight Spider-Man. After a fight with him, Peter thinks his clone is dead. The clone is alive, takes the name "Ben Reilly" (first name of Peter's uncle and Aunt May's maiden name), lives for a while as a globetrotter and then returns to New York.

Osborn begins to manipulate Peter until Peter believes that he himself is the clone and that Ben is the real Peter Parker. But Osborn's plan does not work. Believing that he is just a clone of Spider-Man, Peter wants to lead a "normal" life again. He passes the burden of being Spider-Man on to Ben and moves to Portland with his wife, Mary Jane . Angry that his plan was unsuccessful, Osborn ends his psychological tricks and reveals himself. The goblin attacks Ben and Peter. A fight breaks out and Peter has to give up hope that his worst enemy is dead and buried. Both the jackal and Ben die during the fight when he tries to protect Peter. When Ben's body crumbles to dust in no time, it's proof that Ben was the clone and not Peter. Peter himself just gets away with his life - but he knows that his archenemy, the goblin, is back.

Osborn regains control of his industrial empire, and after a short time Norman arranges a hostile takeover of the Daily Bugle . He immediately used the newspaper to launch a smear campaign against Spider-Man with the aim of ruining his reputation. Finally there is the meeting of the five , an ancient ritual in which the participants are randomly given five gifts: power, knowledge, immortality, madness and death. Osborn speculates on power but receives madness. Spider-Man can defeat the megalomaniac in a fight, but the building of the Daily Bugle falls victim. With the help of his Scriers, Norman escapes the collapsing building. With medical and psychiatric means, Norman regains a sense of sanity. While Osborn slowly recovers, J. Jonah Jameson manages to regain control of the Bugle.

Osborn later succeeds in the Civil War series, after the superheroes got caught in the crossfire of public criticism by a failed mission by the New Warriors , to show themselves as benefactors of humanity. He tries to systematically take out the American superheroes through clever manipulation of public opinion and his own super team (made up of well-known super villains), which leads to the creation of the newest Avengers team. Eventually, however, Osborn loses this war and goes mad again after Asgard has been completely devastated.

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In the movie Spider-Man , the Green Goblin is played by Willem Dafoe and dies at the end of the film. His son Harry Osborn (played by James Franco ) blames Spider-Man for his father's death. In the sequel Spider-Man 2 , Harry finds his father's leftover equipment and follows in his father's footsteps in Spider-Man 3 . The costume is mainly due to the technical look.
In The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro he is portrayed as Harry by Dane DeHaan , with the transformation to goblin through the spider venom, incompatible with Harry, with which Peter became Spider-Man.

Hate mongers

The Hate-Monger is a clone of Adolf Hitler created by the scientist and super villain Arnim Zola and an opponent of the Fantastic Four . He used the Hate-Ray, a special, hate-generating beam weapon to incite people against one another and to achieve world domination. With the help of Nick Fury , the heroes were able to stop him, where he was shot dead by a few of his own soldiers accidentally hit with the Hate-Ray. However, other versions of the hate monger have appeared since then, including an Android that worked for villain Psycho-Man .


Unscrupulous fashion designer Roderick Kingsley , who first appeared as Hobgoblin in Amazing Spider-Man # 238 , March 1983, is obsessed with the idea of ​​superpowers. One day he finds an old hiding place for the Green Goblin , filled with weapons and equipment. As a hobgoblin, Kingsley finds his way into New York's criminal scene. Soon Spider-Man thwarts his plans, and when Hobgoblin is forced to fight Spider-Man directly, it turns out that he is not an equal opponent for Spider-Man because he lacks the strength-enhancing "goblin serum". Kingsley struggles to escape. After Hobgoblin finds the rest of Norman Osborn's old diaries, he is able to make the serum. He uses the petty criminal Lefty Donovan as a guinea pig and improves the serum until he has removed the part that cost Norman Osborn his mind. After a tie between the Green Leprechaun and Hobgoblin, Kingsley retreats to the Caribbean.

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In the animated series New Spider-Man , the hobgoblin was introduced before the green goblin, unlike in the comics. The Hobgoblin is voiced by Star Wars actor and Joker spokesman Mark Hamill . In the series he ends up in prison.


While he was dropping a test generator into the sea as a crew member on a freighter, Morris Bench was accidentally thrown overboard by Spider-Man . The enormous energy output of the generator in connection with volcanic gases from the sea floor transformed Bench into a living liquid, whereby it can still take its true form (as Morris Bench). Bench blamed Spider-Man for his fate and decided to take revenge on him one day (unsuccessful). He has the ability to liquefy his body or only parts of it. He can mix himself with water to z. B. to enlarge. He can also shoot powerful jets of water from his body. Hydro-Man first appeared in January 1981, in Amazing Spider-Man # 212 . Once, Hydro-Man was accidentally mixed with Sandman , and together they became a mud creature.

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In the animated series New Spider-Man , Hydro-Man was an obsessive stalker who was obsessed with Mary Jane and constantly chased her, his powers giving him an advantage as he could travel through taps, for example. Hydro-Man died in the end, but was cloned by scientist Miles Warren (better known in the comics as the Jackal). Since Mary Jane had since been killed by the Green Goblin , he forced Warren to clone her too. However, the clones turned out to be unstable and resolved again after a while.

Justin Hammer

Justin Hammer is one of the main opponents of Tony Stark aka Iron Man . For a long time, he was Stark's greatest business competitor. However, he lacks Stark's technical genius, which Hammer makes up for with his unscrupulousness. So he does not hesitate to sell weapons to the USSR or to terrorist organizations like HYDRA . His main source of income is the financing of criminal ventures, when a criminal, mostly supervillain, enters his service, Hammer picks up half of the money that this venture brings in. In exchange, the super villain receives a technical upgrade of his equipment. In the event of an arrest, Hammer will even pay the bail. Hammer tried to kill Stark several times. Most of all, he was interested in the Iron Man armor that he wanted to sell to the highest bidder. Justin Hammer made his first appearance in Iron Man # 120 in 1979 and died in Iron Man # 4 in 2000.

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Justin Hammer appeared repeatedly in the animated series The Invincible Iron Man .
In Iron Man 2 he is played by Sam Rockwell .

Kang the Conqueror

Kang the Conqueror (Original: Kang the Conqueror ) is Nathaniel Richards , a distant descendant in the future of Mr. Fantastic from the Fantastic Four . Kang was originally a time traveler who traveled from the distant future to ancient Egypt and rose there to become Pharaoh Rama-Tut . After the Fantastic Four had defeated him the first time, fled Rama-Tut / Kang through time and expanded his power, but by the influences of the time stream created several alternative versions of themselves, which, later in his Council of Cross-Time Kang should come together . Another version of Rama-Tut / Kang became Immortus , the ruler of the extra-dimensional empire Limbo ( Avengers # 10). Kang tries doggedly to prevent becoming Immortus after learning that Immortus is only a servant of the three time keepers on whose behalf he is monitoring time, which the indomitable Kang cannot imagine the future. This iron reluctance is also the reason in Avengers Forever # 12 why Kang and Immortus split into two independent beings when the timekeeper tries to transform Kang into Immortus. Richards first appeared as Rama-Tut in Fantastic Four # 19 (October 1963) and as Kang in Avengers # 8 (September 1964).


Wilson Fisk , at times New York's greatest crime boss, is Daredevil 's greatest enemy as Kingpin . Originally introduced as an opponent of Spider-Man (in Amazing Spider-Man # 50 of July 1967), he quickly developed into a nemesis of Daredevil. Kingpin's trademark is his massive, robust physical appearance, which is deceptive, however: Kingpin is a dexterous mountain of muscles that practices unarmed combat and wrestling every day. Outwardly, Kingpin is a respectable businessman and knows how to cleverly separate his connections to the underworld from his public facade. Even in prison he is able to pursue his criminal machinations further. Kingpin is married to a woman named Vanessa, from whom he tried to hide his crimes for a long time. His only son Richard faked his death, became the Schemer and The Rose, and ruthlessly fought his father's criminal empire.

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In 2003 Kingpin appeared as an opponent of Daredevil in the movie of the same name . In it he is played by Michael Clarke Duncan . In the film, his trademark is that he or his henchmen leave a red rose with the dead, a possible reference to one of his many comic henchmen, The Rose (his son Richard).
In the New Spider-Man series , Kingpin is one of the main antagonists of Spider-Man and is voiced by Roscoe Lee Browne .
In the series Marvel's Daredevil , which started in 2015 , he is played by Vincent D'Onofrio and dubbed by Detlef Bierstedt .

Kraven the Hunter

Sergei Kravinoff , known as Kraven the Hunter (German: Kraven the Hunter) is a Russian big game hunter who has made it his life goal to kill Spider-Man . Kraven wears an exotic costume, which consists of patterns of lions, zebras and bulls.

He despises firearms and prefers to fight wild animals with his bare hands. In order to increase his own considerable physical strength, he usually uses exotic jungle potions and drugs that maximize his performance. Kraven the Hunter is considered one of Spider-Man's recurring opponents. Kraven is the half-brother of the chameleon , another of Spider-Man's opponents. Kraven first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man # 15 (August 1964). His last appearances were over a period of two months in Web of Spider-Man # 31-32 , Amazing Spider-Man # 293-294 and Spectacular Spider-Man # 131-132 , published in German in Spider-Man: Kravens last Hunt . In flashbacks, Kraven returns in Spider-Man: Agony .


The leader is next to General "Thunderbolt" Ross one of the greatest opponents of the Hulk . He is a criminal, insane genius and tries to kill the Hulk as well as to misuse his power for his own purposes. His real name is Samuel Sterns . His first appearance was in Tales to Astonish # 62 (December 1964).

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In the comic book adaptation of The Incredible Hulk, with Edward Norton as Dr. Banner briefly shows the emergence of the leader.
In the German version of the latest cartoon adaptation of the series The Incredible Hulk , the leader is called the "mega-brain".


Loki is loosely based on the god Loki of the same name in Norse mythology . According to this, Loki is the god of lies and pranks and Thor's brother (in the myths, however, Odin's blood brother). For years, Loki was one of Thor's most powerful enemies in the comics due to his villainous lust for power. Loki tried several times to destroy Thor and the gods of Asgard and to unleash the forces of evil. Unlike his role model, Loki had no creative or changeable character traits in this version and thus resembled Christian Satan . This characterization was initially retained after Loki's death and rebirth as a woman in 2004, but from the storyline Siege (2010) Loki took on morally less clear traits: reborn as a child, the young Loki resisted the dark plans of his old self. He even joins the Young Avengers and fights with dubious methods, but on the side of good. He is in constant battle with himself and his good ( "Kid Loki" ) and evil ( "Ikol" ) side. Continuing his character development, Loki becomes the god of stories.

Despite his immense magical abilities, Loki rarely fights himself, but prefers to work in the background as a plan-maker. He is largely responsible for the founding of the Avengers (Thor, Iron Man , Wasp , Ant-Man and Hulk ), although he wanted to prevent this very gathering. Loki's first appearance was in Venus # 6 (August 1949).

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Loki appeared in the films Thor , Marvel's The Avengers , Thor - The Dark Kingdom , Thor: Decision Day , Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame . In these the figure of Loki is only an adopted son of Odin, who actually belongs to the people of the ice giants. British actor Tom Hiddleston took on the role in the films .


The mandarin is one of Iron Man's oldest and most powerful archenemies . He comes from an old and wealthy Chinese family allegedly descended from Genghis Khan himself. The family lost its wealth as a result of the Cultural Revolution . Obsessed with restoring power to his family, Mandarin researched ancient scriptures to discover the secret of Genghis Khan's power. His path finally led him into the valley of the spirits; there he discovered the grave of an old Mongol prince. In this grave he found an old alien ship and in it ten "magic rings". For many years he studied the technology of the ship and learned to use the power of the rings, which consists of a special property per ring (e.g. heat emission, material remodeling, disintegration rays etc.). The Mandarin sees himself as the heir of Genghis Khan and wants to continue what his ancestor began: the conquest of the world.

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In Iron Man 3 , the Mandarin is embodied by Ben Kingsley . In the film, the Mandarin seems to be the villain at first, but afterwards it turns out that his real name is Trevor Slattery and as an actor is only supposed to play the Mandarin to stir up fears and distract from the real mastermind in the background. In the film “private” the mandarin is a loaf and shows no special powers.
The short film The Mandarin shows that there is another Mandarin in addition to Trevor Slattery in Iron Man 3 that Trevor would like to get to know


Mephisto , based on the eponymous incarnation of the devil, is the ruler of hell and the creator of the Ghost Rider . Mephisto likes to collect souls from people whom he binds to himself through contracts in order to then torment them for pleasure. He is particularly interested in the souls of good or greedy people. Next to the Silver Surfer and the Ghost Rider, Mephisto's greatest enemy is his own son Blackheart . Mephisto made his first appearance in Silver Surfer # 3 (December 1968).

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In the movie Ghost Rider , Mephisto is portrayed by US actor Peter Fonda .


Michael Morbius, the Living Vampire is one of Spider-Man's most tragic enemies. Dr. Michael Morbius was a famous but seriously ill researcher who specialized in bats and blood treatment. To prolong his life, he conducted a self-experiment with radioactive vampire bat blood in the hope of curing his rare, deadly blood disease. However, he mutated into a "pseudo-vampire" who only survived by ingesting human blood. Morbius and Spider-Man fought both against each other and with each other. At one point Morbius even supported Spider-Man against Carnage . His first appearance is in Amazing Spider-Man # 101 (October 1971).


Morlun is a vampire-like man who hunts people with “totem powers” ​​- superpowers that have an animal motif - especially Spider-Man . He first appears in The Amazing Spider-Man # 30 (June 2001), where he pursues Spider-Man when he finds a mentor in the mysterious Ezekiel, an elderly billionaire who also has spider powers. Spider-Man rejects Ezekiel's offer to hide him in a bunker and faces his opponent, who turns out to be superior. When he asks Ezekiel for help, he tells him that he can no longer help him. Once Morlun has touched a victim, he can track it down at any time. After Morlun apparently killed Ezekiel, Spider-Man finally succeeds in charging himself with radioactivity, since the spider that bitten was radioactive and he is therefore not as "pure" as Morlun thought. However, while he finally hesitates to kill Morlun, he is suddenly shot by his servant Dex, who can no longer endure Morlun.

However, it later turns out that Morlun is still alive. In the comic event "Spider-Verse" , in which Morlun and his relatives hunt down Spider-Man and his versions of alternative realities, his background story is explained: He is part of a family of vampires who travel through the dimensions to find themselves to feed from local beings with spider powers. Together with his family Morlun looks for three specific persons he totems shoot , Bride and The Other associates. The scion is the child of an alternative Peter Parker, whom Morlun and his relatives want to ritually sacrifice in order to kill all "spiders". Finally, Spider-Man and his other selves manage to expose the vampires to a radioactive world in which there is no longer any human life and where they have to feed on insects.


Mysterio is one of the main adversaries of Spider-Man and had his first appearance in the 2nd issue of Amazing Spider-Man in May 1963, in a retcon as an alien. In Amazing Spider-Man # 13 from June 1964 he first appears under the name Mysterio. Mysterio's real name is Quentin Beck and is a stuntman and developer of special effects for films. Through his professional activities, Mysterio is an expert in the field of illusions, holograms, hypnosis and chemistry; contrary to his self-portrayal, Quentin Beck has no supernatural abilities. In addition to a green combat suit, Mysterio wears a helmet made of Plexiglas , which is equipped with a holographic projector. A number of other technical gimmicks are also available to him.

In a first- series Marvel Knight story written by Kevin Smith , Mysterio falls ill with a brain tumor and liver cancer. Both illnesses were caused by wearing his equipment and especially by the fog used for his performances. Mysterio then planned his final revenge against Spider-Man. However, when he discovered that the current Spider-Man is a clone, he abandons his plan and decides instead to face Daredevil , with whom he had recently bumped into. He uses both the services of Kingpins and the Bullseyes , both of which are Daredevil's archenemies. When Mysterio's attempt fails, he takes his own life in Daredevil vol. II # 7 (May 1999).

Mysterio reappears in later comics. This Mysterio from Spider-Man: The Mysterio Manifesto is Daniel Berkhart , an old friend of Quentin Beck.

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In 2019, Jake Gyllenhaal took on the role of Quentin Beck aka Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home .


George Tarleton was a technician at the criminal organization AIM. He conducted experiments to increase brain performance for a manager. One day he himself became a test subject, trying to turn Tarleton into a mastermind. But AIM could no longer control what they created. With his intellectually inconceivable powers, he brought his superiors to their knees and brought the entire organization under his control. From George Tarleton was MODOK (abbreviation for " M echanized O rganism D esigned O nly for K illing", in German: "Mechanical organism, only to kill developed") In addition to his intellectual abilities he possesses a floating chair he can constantly upgrade , from rocket launchers to laser cannons. MODOK's megalomania brought him into conflict with heroes like Captain America , Iron Man , the Hulk, and SHIELD

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In many computer games and cartoon series, MODOK is an opponent of the heroes.
In the cartoon series Iron Man from the 90s, MODOK is one of Iron Man's main opponents. However, it does not belong to AIM, although these also appear in the series. Instead he is the mandarin's right hand there .

The point

The point (Original: Spot ) is Dr. Jonathan Ohnn , a scientist serving the Kingpin . He received the order from him to create a duplicate of the superhero Cloak , and during his experiments inadvertently created a black hole through which he climbed and thus passed into another dimension. When Ohnn left the dimension (a white space with black dots), the point was born. The point is a being that is provided with dozens of black points or dimension holes, and has the ability to detach them from its body and place them in other places. It is therefore possible for him either to go completely into one hole and to step out of another by traveling through the dimensions, i.e. to teleport himself, as it were, or to only transfer body parts such as arms or legs through the holes, so that he, for example has the possibility of attacking an opponent surrounded by several of his holes from these holes at the same time. The point also has the power to transform itself back into its own self and thus keeps its second identity a secret from its "boss" Kingpin. The point first appears in Spectacular Spider-Man # 97 , December 1984.

Red Hulk

The Red Hulk or Rulk is the long-kept secret identity of Bruce Banner's longtime nemesis General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" E. Ross . It was created by General Ross with the help of various prominent scientists - among them Doc Samson and Leader - as part of a program to create "super soldiers". His abilities are essentially the same as those of the Green / Savage Hulk, with the main difference that he does not get stronger with further annoyance, but gives off enormous heat and maintains an average intelligence, paired with a military-trained thinking. The Red Hulk made his first appearance in 2008 in the fourth Hulk series Hulk vol.IV, # 1 .

Red skull

Red Skull (I) (Johann Schmidt)

The real name of the original Red Skull is Johann Schmidt and was an agent of the Nazis in the Third Reich . He was personally subordinate to Adolf Hitler and is an archenemy of Captain America .

Like Captain America, Schmidt survived World War II. The former, unscrupulous Nazi commander, whose fighting was the real reason for the "birth" of Captain America, is still striving for world domination. He is a highly intelligent, manipulative and unscrupulous tactician who mostly acts in the background and has influential friends all over the world. At first he wore a red skull mask, hence his name Red Skull (Eng. "Red (skull) skull"). Later, however, Red Skull's face was disfigured into an actual “skull” during a fight with Captain America by the “death dust” he had developed himself. Due to his Nazi past, many super villains refuse to work with Red Skull, the only exceptions are villains with a similar past like Strucker, Zemo, or Arnim Zola.

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In the movie Captain America - The First Avenger , Red Skull is played by the actor Hugo Weaving . In the films Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame he is portrayed by Ross Marquand .

Red Skull (II) (Albert Malik)

The second Red Skull was Albert Malik . As an agent of the communist USSR in the 1950s, Albert Malik assumed the identity of the original Red Skull and clashed several times with a successor to Captain America.

Years later, Malik was responsible for the deaths of US agents Richard and Mary Parker (parents of Peter Parker aka Spider-Man ). Malik portrayed her as a traitor, but Spider-Man was able to prove her innocence.

Scourge of the Underworld , under the guidance of Johann Schmidt, killed Malik - Schmidt hated Malik because he had stolen his identity.


Rhino is one of the strongest, as well as one of the dumbest opponents of Spider-Man and first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man # 41 (October 1966). His real name is Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich . He came to the USA as a Russian immigrant. He volunteered for an experiment in which his skin was coated with a super strong polymer and hardened, providing an increase in strength and speed. His enormous strength, however, is out of proportion to his sanity.

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Rhino also appears in The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro , where he is portrayed by Paul Giamatti .


Sandman , William Baker , also known as Flint Marko , is one of Spider-Man's recurring opponents . He made his debut in Amazing Spider-Man # 4 in 1963. When William Baker escaped from prison, he sought refuge in a military base on the beach. When a nuclear reactor exploded, it was exposed to radiation without any protection; when he came to, he found that his body had changed drastically. The Sandman possesses superhuman powers and can turn his entire body into sand. This ability allows him to shape virtually any striking weapon from his arm and increase its density so that he can easily avoid physical damage. The only weakness he has is water.

He joined the Dreadful Four to fight the Fantastic Four , and was later also a member of the Sinister Six , whose stated goal was to destroy Spider-Man. Not least because of his friendship with Ben Grimm ( The Thing of the Fantastic Four), Sandman rehabilitated himself and even joined the Avengers . In the meantime he has returned to his criminal life.

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The Sandman becomes Spider-Man's opponent in the movie Spider-Man 3 . He is embodied by the American actor Thomas Haden Church . In the film version he is also linked to the murder of Peter's uncle Ben. In the film, like his second identity in the comics, his name is Flint Marko.


Silvermane (German silver mane ) was a killer who died in old age, but was revived as a cyborg by the kingpin to get Dagger , who embodied the light. With this light, the kingpin wanted to save his dying wife Vanessa (which could be a little alluded to Mr. Freeze ). Silvermane craved Dagger's light himself and got out of hand when his boss, with the help of Agent Answer, kidnapped Dagger himself. Silvermane got the desired light, got his personality back, and fled. Dagger came to life but denied the Kingpin the desire to heal his wife. Silvermane himself founded its own criminal organization and became a competitor of the Kingpin.

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In the animated series New Spider-Man , Silvermane was an old man and a contributor to Kingpin's organization. In the episode The Table of Eternal Youth - Part 2 he wanted to rejuvenate, but became a baby and was able to be transformed back in the episode The Alliance through the vulture's DNA.

The scorpion

Once a rather unsuccessful private investigator named Mac Gargan , who J. Jonah Jameson hired to find out the connection between Peter Parker and Spider-Man , he soon becomes a super villain. Dr. Farley Stillwell irradiates him with Scorpio DNA and radioactive radiation on the orders of Jonah Jameson . This gives him superhuman strength. Even as a mere person he was ruthless and greedy, and his mutation made him psychotic and easily irritable. Eventually, he turns on Jameson, who made him what he is, and becomes a super villain and opponent of Spider-Man. At times he joins the Sinister Six , but does not work well with other supervillains. He's stronger than Spider-Man in terms of his superpowers, but not as fast and agile as he is, and also very impulsive and not exactly intelligent. Spider-Man can defeat him almost every time they clash, mostly by provoking and outwitting him, or by making use of his speed. The scorpion wears a green costume, which also has a mechanical tail that the scorpion can control mentally. He can spit acid out of this and extend a side blade.

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In Spider-Man: Homecoming , Mac Gargan, who has no super powers, is played by Michael Mando .


Spider-Carnage is a character from an alternate dimension . He appears in the last two episodes of New Spider-Man .

Peter Parker did not have it easy, after the death of his uncle his aunt died too. Then it and its spider powers fell into the hands of Miles Warren, an expert on genetics . He cloned Peter. The clone and the original fled without knowing who the clone and who the original was. One of the two believed he was the clone, dyed his hair blonde and then called himself Ben Reily, from his uncle's first name and his aunt's last name. He became the scarlet spider (original: Scarlet Spider), which made the other Peter terribly angry. The next hammer came from Dr. Connors, who had found out that Reily was very likely the original. Then Peter went crazy. Later on, Scarlet Spider wanted to stop the kingpin from committing a crime again. The crime boss had developed an interdimensional glider that would have made him invincible. Then Peter appeared and attacked Ben. Suddenly the Carnage symbiote appeared from some other dimension . He bonded with Peter and robbed him of the last bit of his mind .

It is unknown whether it is the Carnage symbiote of the Classic Spider-Man, who is sent into the dimension of the being Dormammu in a New Spider-Man episode, together with Venom (who, however, unintentionally went with him, he protected his Great love, see the New Spider-Man episode Carnage , also known as The Venom Saga 05 ).

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Spider-Carnage wanted to destroy all dimensions and allied with the Kingpin. He made him believe that he was working on mind control to gain world domination. However, he had made the calculation without the "otherworldly" and Madame Webb. These had helped Scarlet Spider to mobilize the classic Spidey, Octo Spidey, Six Armed Spidey, a powerless Spidey and Armored Spider-Man from other realities. Spider-Carnage had to flee.

He fled to Armored Spidey's world, but only one of the other Spider-Men could follow him. Classic Spider-Man followed Spider-Carnage, who had re-allied with the Kingpin. The two captured Spider-Man and then went to a festival in honor of Armored Spidey. Gwen, the fiancée of this one, freed Spider-Man because she had noticed how crazy her "fiancé" was. Gwen and Spidey were able to defeat Spider-Carnage, but Kingpin prevented Gwen and her ultrasound launcher from separating the symbiote from Peter. Spider-Carnage kidnapped Gwen and revealed that he must now destroy each dimension individually without the resources of the Kingpin. Spider-Man realizes that he cannot defeat Spider-Carnage in battle and looks for Uncle Ben. This can bring Spider-Carnage to his senses. The symbiote, however, is so powerful that Peter cannot separate it from himself, and destroys himself with the converted "dimensional destruction machine".

He has all the powers of Spider-Man and Carnage and can make his symbiote Suit look like the normal Spidersuit. Like all symbiotes, Spider-Man's spider sense does not perceive him.

Task master

Anthony "Tony" Masters has "photographic reflexes" (similar to photographic memory ) that enable him to remember every movement he has ever seen and to carry out it himself. This ability got him a job as a SHIELD agent, where one day he gave himself a version of the super soldier serum. This improved his powers, but at the same time ensured that his memories were overwritten by the acquisition of new skills. As a result, he gradually forgot his identity and work at SHIELD, which led to a moral change. He committed a few forays and finally founded an academy in which, as a taskmaster, he mainly taught criminals how to fight. After this was disbanded by the Avengers , he turned to work as a mercenary and contract killer, with good pay always his top priority. Examples of the skills he copied are Captain America's Shield Fighting , Black Knight's Sword Fighting , and Hawkeye's Archery . It appeared for the first time in 1980 in The Avengers # 180 , and in 2002 it also received its own series, limited to four issues.


Thanos is a vicious, immortal warrior who first appeared in a condensed story in Iron Man # 55 (Feb 1973), Captain Marvel vol.1 # 25–33 (1972–1974), Daredevil vol.1 # 107 (1974) and Avengers vol. 1 # 125 (1974) occurs. He is the descendant of an earthly eternal and a humanoid alien woman, the last survivor of a colony on Saturn's moon Titan , but has dominant deviant genes (see Skrulls for an explanation of the terms deviant and eternal ). Thanos has fallen in love with death (in the Marvel Universe death is often depicted as a female entity) and in his madness tries to win her heart by trying to destroy the universe. Often because of this, he clashed with the heroes of the earth. His brother Eros, a thoroughbred Eternal, became a member of the Avengers as a Starfox .

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Thanos appears in the credits of Marvel's The Avengers and is played by Damion Poitier . In Guardians of the Galaxy , the credits of Avengers: Age of Ultron , Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame , Thanos is played by Josh Brolin .


Tombstone (Eng. "Gravestone") is an opponent of Spider-Man . Lonnie Lincoln was the only albino in Harlem and began beating and robbing other children. When he was an adult, Lincoln worked for the Criminal Syndicate. When he broke into a chemical factory on their behalf, there was an accident in which his skin became rock hard. It's so strong that Spider-Man broke his hand the first time he hit Tombstone. Tombstone is often in the service of the kingpin .

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Tombstone appears in the series The Amazing Spider-Man , where he does not work for Kingpin, but for his rival Silvermane . In The Return of the Tombstone , he turns out to be a childhood friend of Joe Robertsons. Here, however, he was not an albino before the transformation, but an African-American. When he later almost falls into a chemical tank again (apparently with the same mixture), but is rescued by Spider-Man, the latter says as an allusion to the Joker : "Maybe your hair will turn green this time." He also appears in the Spectacular Spider-Man series . Man on where he is identical to another Spider-Man opponent, the Big Man (in the comic, the Big Man is the Daily Bugle employee Frederick Foswell). However, in the course of the series he is overthrown by the Green Goblin , who in turn becomes the city's biggest crime boss.


Ultron was founded by Dr. Hank Pym to create a milestone in artificial intelligence . But something went wrong with his programming and he developed a God complex as well as a great hatred for his creators and humanity. Under the code name Crimson Cowl, Ultron founded the first "Masters of Evil" and incited them against the Avengers . He is the archenemy of the Avengers. Ultron made its first appearance in Avengers # 54/55 in 1968.

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Ultron can be seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron , played by James Spader . In the film, Ultron was created by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner .


Venom (real name Eddie Brock ) is an archenemy of Spider-Man and in some of his versions is Spider-Man's most dangerous opponent. Venom is the union of reporter Eddie Brock and an alien symbiote . He looks like a bigger, stronger version of Spider-Man in his black costume. Spider-Man had originally brought the symbiote with him from Battleworld , the world of the Beyonder, as a supposed item of clothing and only later noticed that the suit had intelligence, was nourished by the life energy of its host and wanted to merge with him to create the adrenaline, the Spider-Man when using its superpowers, releases it as food.

After Spider-Man had apparently defeated the symbiote, taking advantage of his weakness towards sound waves, above a bell tower, the symbiote merged with the unsuccessful photo reporter Eddie Brock to form Venom. Since not only the symbiote has an antagonism towards Spider-Man, but Eddie Brock also has a grudge against Peter Parker, Venom's ultimate goal is to get revenge on Spider-Man. In contrast, he tries to protect the innocent because he sees himself as an innocent man who has been seen through both Peter Parker (who cost him the job and ruined his life) and Spider-Man (who rejected the symbiote and in turn watches tried to kill) was damaged. However, that does not rule out that he might join the Sinister Six super villain group, for example .

The symbiote is black except for a white spider symbol and two markings on the "head" that look like eyes; it increases the strength of its wearer, can form limited tentacles, shoot nets, enable the wearer to adhere to walls, can imitate the shape of clothing and camouflage the wearer almost perfectly. In addition, it is imperceptible to Spider-Man's spider sense. He is sensitive to fire, electricity and sound, a weakness of his symbiote race. The descendants Carnage , Toxin and Scorn, among others, also emerged from the symbiont . The alien symbiote first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man # 252 in May 1984 (as a mere new, black costume), in Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars # 8 in December 1984 (as an alien symbiote) and in Amazing Spider-Man # 298 from March 1988 for the first time as Venom.

Although mostly bitter enemies, Venom and Spider-Man have allied themselves several times to take on the threat of Carnage or other dangers. Later Eddie Brock gets tired of the symbiote and thus Venoms and sells the symbiote on the Internet to Mac Gargan, the scorpion , another recurring Spider-Man opponent. This new , now third Venom first appeared in Marvel Knights Spider-Man # 10 (March 2005).

Peter’s former school enemy Flash Thompson is currently connected to a symbiote after he lost both legs in Iraq. As Agent Venom , he is a member of the antihero team of the Thunderbolts and temporarily the Guardians of the Galaxy .

Various new symbionts were introduced around 2014 and further details were published. For example, the species of symbiote is originally peace-loving, but the first known symbiote (the one from Battleworld) lost his mind through contact with Deadpool due to his disturbed psyche, which is why he has been similarly negative since then. It was also revealed that all symbionts have a weakness for chocolate.

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Venom is one of the antagonists in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 . He is played by the American actor Topher Grace . The name "Venom" is never mentioned in the film; the press in the film officially calls him "Black Spider-Man".
A solo film with Venom was released in theaters in October 2018. Tom Hardy played the leading role .


Whiplash (German: "whip strike") is the name for several super villains who use a pair of high-tech whips as their main weapon. The first whiplash was a former electrical engineer named Mark Scalotti , who turned to a criminal life with the whips he invented and became one of Iron Man's archenemies ( Tales of Suspense # 97, 1968). In addition to a young Russian scientist named Anton Vanko ( Iron Man vs. Whiplash , 2010), a few female candidates also assumed Whiplash's identity: Leann Foreman ( Marvel Comics Presents # 49, 1990) and two unidentified women ( Thunderbolts # 104, 2006 and The Astonishing Antman # 5, 2016).

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In the 2010 film Iron Man 2 , Ivan Vanko, played by Mickey Rourke , the son of Anton Vanko, appears as a character fusion of Whiplash and Crimson Dynamo , a Russian soldier in combat clothing and another enemy of Iron Man.


Behind the wizard is the highly intelligent inventor Bentley Wittman . Intellectually under-challenged, he began a career as a chess player and later a stage magician, which gave him his pseudonym. As the newly formed Fantastic Four stole his attention more and more with their heroics, the envy grew in him and he chose the superhero team, especially their celebrated youngest member, the human torch , as his archenemies. As a result, he succeeded several times in catching the human torch and accusing it of several crimes, which were always resolved. Wittman finally founded the Terrible Four (Original: Frightful Four ), the villain counterpart to the Fantastic Four, consisting of the Trapster, Medusa and Sandman . Thanks to his ingenuity, he was always able to fight the Fantastischen Vier with technologically highly developed weapons, such as the "anti-gravity disks" and the "wonder gloves". The latter give the wizard extreme strength and are able to fire bursts of energy. Contrary to its name, however, it has no magical abilities. He later called himself Wingless Wizard . It first appeared in Strange Tales # 102 in 1962 .

Figures of the X-Men

This section covers characters that appear predominantly in the X-Men comics . It should be noted that these are not exclusively X-Men. Since many of the characters cannot be clearly classified into the categories "good" and "bad" or have changed sides several times, they are listed here together.

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Angel , real name Warren Worthington III , is a mutant and one of the founding members of the X-Men . It has wings and bird-like hollow bones that enable it to fly; its wings began to grow when puberty set in. After initial fear and trying to hide it under a corset made of belts, he began to discover the benefits of his mutation as a teenager and has been using his wings ever since. After an amputation of his wings during the Mutant Massacre , Apocalypse made Angel one of his apocalyptic horsemen, Tod (Original: Death ). Apocalypse changed Angel, among other things with new wings made of biological metal, whose "feathers" he could throw individually as razor-sharp metal projectiles at enemies. After being brainwashed by the Apocalypse, Worthington called himself Archangel because of his changed body . He later got his organic wings back from Apocalypse and reverted to his original alias "Angel". In addition to the X-Men, he was also one of the champions and the first X-Factor team. His first appearance as Angel was in X-Men # 1 (September 1963), his first appearance as Archangel in X-Factor # 24 (January 1988).

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In X-Men 2 , only a reference to Angel appears in the form of an X-ray image in Stryker's laboratory. In the next part, X-Men: The Last Stand , Angel is played by Ben Foster . In 2016, Ben Hardy took on the role of Angel in the movie X-Men: Apocalypse .


As one of the most dangerous opponents of the X-Men , Apocalypse (Eng .: Apocalypse ) was the leader of the Four Horsemen - the "four horsemen of the Apocalypse" (see also: Apocalyptic Horsemen ).

His real name is En Sabah Nur , his first appearance was in X-Factor # 5 in June 1986. He was born about 5000 years ago in Egypt and is said to be one of the first mutants . His mutant powers are enhanced by alien technology, which enables him to change his molecular structure, which not only allows him to change his shape at will, but also to give himself almost any kind of mutant power. Apocalypse is one of the most powerful mutants, alongside Phoenix , Franklin Richards, and Scarlet Witch .

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In a post-credit scene from X-Men: Future is Past , you see ancient Egypt, where the mutant En Sabah Nur (later also known as Apocalypse), played by Brendan Pedder , builds the pyramids with his powers and of the people as God is revered. In the film X-Men: Apocalypse he is the main character and antagonist of the X-Men and is played by Oscar Isaac . There he has the ability to transfer his consciousness to another body with an increase in solar energy, which makes him practically immortal. If he transfers his consciousness into the body of another mutant, he takes over his abilities permanently.


Aurora , whose real name is Jeanne-Marie Beaubier , is a Canadian mutant with the ability to fly and move at superhuman speeds. She is the twin sister of Northstar and a member of the superhero team Alpha Flight . After the death of her parents, she spent her childhood separately from her brother in a strictly religious school, which is why she initially regarded her powers as a gift from God. When she was accused of blasphemy and subjected to harsh disciplinary measures based on this assumption , she developed a dissociative personality disorder , which she still suffers from today. Together with Northstar, she can create a ball of light so bright that her enemies are blinded. Her first appearance was in Uncanny X-Men # 120 (1979).


Beast , real name Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy , is a gifted scientist and a mutant with superhuman strength and agility. In a failed self-experiment, beast fangs and thick blue fur grow. He is a founding member of the X-Men and has long been the first and only X-Man to be a member of the Avengers . In addition, he was a founding member of the first X-Factor team and a member of the Defenders . The trained and brilliant doctor and biochemist first appeared in X-Men # 1 (September 1963).

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In X2 Beast is in a cameo by Steve Bacic , in X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: The future is the past of Kelsey Grammer and in X-Men: First Class , X-Men: The future is the past , X-Men: Apocalypse , Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix , played by Nicholas Hoult .


Lucas Bishop is a mutant from the future who can absorb all kinds of energy directed against him and release it through his hands to cause so much damage. At first he repeatedly traveled back to the present in order to bring various mutants into the future, but this always failed. While trying to kidnap Wolverine , Wolverine almost kills him; Sabretooth was able to heal Bishop just in time. When he tries to kidnap Shadowcat , he accidentally takes Rogue with him, who eventually kills him unintentionally because she cannot control the ability to drain the mutant powers, memories and life energy of others upon skin contact. Since Bishop falsely assumes he is wearing the passed out Shadowcat, Rogue gradually drains his life force until Bishop finally collapses dead in front of his time machine . However, since he dies in the past, he will be reborn in the future and return to the past as an initial ally of the X-Men. Bishop's first appearance was in Uncanny X-Men # 282 (November 1991).

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Omar Sy plays Bishop in X-Men: Future is Past .


Cable first appeared in The New Mutants # 87 (March 1990) as a fighter against the anti-mutant group Mutant Liberation Front (MLF), where he meets the New Mutants . After initial difficulties with Wolverine , they eventually fight MLF together. The identity of Cables is not revealed until later: he is in truth Nathan Summers , the son of Cyclops and a clone of Jean Gray , who was sent to the future to fight for the mutants. Although he has poor telepathic and telekinetic abilities due to his descent from Jeans clone, he prefers "normal" fighting with weapons. He is also a co-founder of the X-Force , of which he was ultimately the leader. Cable was invented by Louise Simonson and Rob Liefeld .

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In Deadpool 2 , Cable is portrayed by American actor Josh Brolin .


Caliban is a mutant named after a character from Shakespeare's The Tempest and the original leader of the Morlocks . He has the ability to track down other mutants and he has superhuman strength. His mental abilities were severely diminished when the Apocalypse increased his physical strength. Caliban first appeared in Uncanny X-Men # 148 (August 1981).

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In the film X-Men: Apocalypse , Caliban is played by Tómas Lemarquis , in Logan - The Wolverine, on the other hand, by Stephen Merchant .


Colossus is full name Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin (mostly the American form of his name "Peter" is used). Born in a kolkhoz in Russia, he is recruited by Professor Xavier for his second X-Men team. Colossus is a direct descendant of Rasputin and carries part of his soul within himself (Bloodline Saga) .

Colossus is one of the strongest earthborn figures in the Marvel Universe and is able to transform his entire body into organic steel, which makes him almost invulnerable to physical attack. In this “steel state” it gets by without food or oxygen, and it remains just as agile as in its human form. His brother Mikhail is a former cosmonaut and opponent of the X-Men, and his sister Illyana was a member of the New Mutants junior team as Magik and ruler of the other dimension, Limbo, as Darkchilde . His first appearance was in Giant-Size X-Men # 1 (May 1975).

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In X-Men , Donald Mackinnon has a cameo as Colossus. In X-Men 2 , X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: The Future Is Past , the character is portrayed by the Canadian actor Daniel Cudmore . In the film Dead Pool it is of Andre Tricoteux shown, as well as in its continuation Dead Pool 2 .


Cyclops ( Scott Summers ) is a founding member and current leader of the X-Men . He can emit optical beams of electromagnetic radiation from his eyes and is an excellent military strategist. Due to a head injury sustained in childhood, he cannot control his ability; When the eyes are open, Cyclops has to rely on special glasses made of ruby ​​glass, which prevent him from destroying everything in his field of vision. His powers are based, like those of his brother Alex (also known as Havok ), on the fact that he absorbs solar energy, converts it and releases it again through his eyes; he can vary the diameter and intensity of the energy beam.

Scott and Alex became orphans very early when their parents were kidnapped by the alien Shi'ar (their father Christopher survived the kidnapping and only returned to Earth after a long time as the space pirate Corsair ). During this episode, while on the run from his parents' kidnappers, Scott fell and seriously injured his head. The injury caused is not only the reason that he cannot control his "eye rays", but also for a partial amnesia that made him forget the kidnapping of his parents and the existence of his brother, which is why Scott and Alex grew up separately in different orphanages (Alex Summers was too young at the time of these events to tell of his experience or his relationship with Scott).
After a childhood spent in the home, he was one of the first to be recruited by Professor X for his X-Men, and very early on, Scott took on a leadership role within the X-Men under the leadership of Xavier, which he also took on with the formation of the new teams clothed. He first appeared in X-Men # 1 (September 1963).

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In all three parts of the film X-Men Trilogy ( X-Men , X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand ) is Cyclops James Marsden and X-Men Origins: Wolverine by Tim Pocock played. In the film X-Men: Apocalypse , Tye Sheridan plays Cyclops, but his story is presented differently: His powers suddenly appear during puberty, whereupon his parents, together with his brother Alex (Havok), decide to take him to Professor Xavier's institute. There is no question of a head injury. Sheridan took on the role several times for Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix .


Not much is known about the past of the woman known as Dominoes . Apparently, however, it is the result of a secret mutant "breeding program" by the American government. As the only surviving test person, Domino was still labeled a failure and could only barely be saved from elimination by her biological mother. The girl grew up in a church in Chicago and eventually became self-employed as a mercenary. After several successful missions, Domino was finally hired to help the genius scientist Dr. Guarding Milo Thurman. The mercenary and the scientist eventually fell in love and got married. The young marriage came to a tragic end when terrorists from the AIM organization tried to get Dr. Kidnap Thurman. Domino was separated from her husband, who was apparently killed in the attack.

Domino's mutant power expresses itself according to its own statements in unbelievable luck. In combat, she manages to avoid machine gun shots, while her own shots always hit the target. Other examples include sudden defects in your opponent's weapons and equipment, accidentally pressing the correct operating button among many other keys, a soft surface when falling from a great height, or even a lightning strike during a thunderstorm.

In fact, Domino's "luck" is a form of unconscious telekinesis. In stressful situations, it can influence the probability of events in its favor. However, this is limited to events that are unlikely but not impossible. In addition, in the event of danger, your brain automatically emits signals that instinctively make your body perform the correct movements to avoid attacks. However, Domino's powers only work on things that they can perceive. So if she doesn't notice an attack or makes no attempt to evade it, it can still injure or kill her. Regardless of her strength, Domino is adept at handling all types of firearms, which are her preferred weapon in combat. But she also knows how to defend herself in close combat. Due to their mutation, Domino has had a chalk-white skin color since childhood. The black circle above her left eye is a tattoo that "marked" her during the experiments.

Domino first appeared in The New Mutants # 98 (February 1991).

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In the movie Deadpool 2 , Zazie Beetz took on the role of Domino.

Emma Frost

Emma Frost , also known as the White Queen , made her first appearance in Uncanny X-Men # 129 . Frost has telepathic and telekinetic powers, and later she discovers the ability to coat her body with organic diamond. This ability "gave" her Professor X 's twin sister Cassandra Nova.

After escaping from the mental hospital where she was locked up as an adolescent whose mutant powers were only just beginning to manifest, Frost moves to New York and becomes a member of the criminal Hellfire Club . There she takes on the title of White Queen for the first time and becomes the leader of the Hellions (a "Hellfire Club variant" of the New Mutants ). After nearly all of the Hellions have died , Frost changes sides and becomes the leader of the Generation X youth team . She is now a member of the X-Men , the companion of Cyclops and teacher for young mutants in Xavier's School for gifted Youngsters .

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In Generation X from 1996, she is played by Finola Hughes .
In X-Men Origins: Wolverine , she is played by Tahyna Tozzi . In X-Men: First Decision , however, she is embodied by January Jones .


Firestar , real name Angelica Jones , is a mutant with the ability to radiate microwave energy. At first she became a member of the Hellions under Emma Frost ; however, after Angelica found out about Frost's machinations, she rebelled and returned to her father. Some time later she was recruited into the ranks of the New Warriors by Night Thrasher , and later a member of the Avengers along with her teammate and then boyfriend Vance Astrovik ( Marvel Boy / Justice ) .

The character of Firestar was originally designed for the animated series Spider-Man and his extraordinary friends and introduced retroactively to the Marvel mainstream with its own miniseries. Although they (as in the TV series otherwise) originally no affiliation with their comic incarnation of X-Men , has it maintains still on friendly terms with them, where he became a teacher at the Jean Gray Institute, which of Storm and Wolverine led becomes. Firestar first appeared in comic form in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends # 1 from December 1981 (an adaptation of the cartoon series of the same name) and Uncanny X-Men # 193 (May 1985).


Gambit , real name Remy LeBeau , is a mutant with the ability to charge any object with kinetic energy, which is released explosively on contact; he usually uses poker cards for this purpose. He was actually created as a traitor to the X-Men . But since he became so popular, it was decided to leave out this part, even if there are repeated indications that he was complicit in the mutant massacre of the Morlocks, because he had collected the Marauders for Nathaniel Essex , who the helpless Morlocks up to butchered on a few. Even then he realizes his mistake and saves the little girl Sarah ( Marrow ). He lives with this guilt and faces a tribunal under Erik the Red ( Magneto ), with the result that his friends turn away from him. His first appearance was in Uncanny X-Men Annual # 14 (1990).

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In X-Men Origins: Wolverine , Gambit is played by Taylor Kitsch .

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Herbert Edgar Wyndham was a helper to Mr. Sinister and just as obsessed with evolution as he was. Phaeder, a vicious Inhuman , gave him data on gene manipulation, and subsequent experiments made him High Evolutionary , a being with control over evolution. Wyndham's goal is to create a higher evolution (hence the name) and create a perfect world; for testing purposes he created a land populated by intelligent animals called Wundagore . With the powers of Scarlet Witch , Quicksilver (who were both born in Wundagore) and Magneto , he wanted to perfect his "children". After a fight with the X-Men , he escapes in a spaceship and wipes out all of his creation.


Bobby Drake aka Iceman is a mutant who can create cold and ice, freeze any liquid and turn himself into ice, and he can change his body down to the molecular level, which makes him almost immortal. Iceman is a founding member of both the X-Men and the first X-Factor team and was a member of the Champions and Defenders . His first appearance was in X-Men # 1 (September 1963).

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In all three parts of the cinematic X-Men trilogy ( X-Men , X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand ) as well as in X-Men: Future is Past , Iceman is played by Shawn Ashmore .
Iceman is one of the main characters in the animated series Spider-Man and his extraordinary friends .

Jean Gray

Jean Gray is a founding member of the X-Men . She is the only level 5 mutant in the world with telepathic and telekinetic abilities. When she is invited by Professor X to attend his school for mutants, the latter blocks her powers and she is code-named Marvel Girl and becomes the first female X-Men member. Over the years, Professor X teaches her to deal with her immense powers and partially releases them again. At his side, Jean develops into one of the psychologically strongest mutants.

Jean married Scott Summers ( Cyclops ) in an alternate timeline and they have a daughter, Rachel Anne Summers , who has skills similar to her mother's. That marriage is later abandoned after Scott gets involved with Emma Frost . Rachel found a way out of a Sentinel- dominated future into the "main reality" of the Marvel Universe and took the code name Phoenix herself .

Jean Gray was killed by the mutant Xorn , who falsely believed he was Magneto . A return of Jean was announced by Marvel Comics, but not for the near future.

Phoenix / Dark Phoenix

After Jean Gray-Summers joined the Phoenix Force , a cosmic elemental force, in a life-threatening situation , she became Phoenix , a mutant of almost unlimited power.

As Phoenix, she is initially still on the side of the X-Men (although blinded by her power), but is hypnotized, deceived and controlled by the mutant mastermind for the inner circle of the Hellfire Club . This loss of control of Jean over the Phoenix Force results in the manifestation of a purely emotional, impulsive, and instinctive version of Phoenix called the Dark Phoenix . Jean Gray is the most powerful mutant and the most powerful figure in the Marvel universe at this point. Even Professor X (who believes that her power as Phoenix is ​​almost limitless) and Magneto together cannot defeat her. When Dark Phoenix, losing control of its immense powers, destroys an entire solar system that, among other things, housed a planet inhabited by a highly developed and civilized race, billions of intelligent beings perish. For this genocide , Jean and the X-Men are kidnapped by the alien Shi'ar race and arrested to bring Dark Phoenix to justice and bring them to justice. When the court sentences Jean Gray to death as the Dark Phoenix, her teammates insist on fighting the Imperial Guard , the elite Shi'ar unit, to save Jean's life. The X-Men are the Imperial Guard, which is composed of the most powerful beings of the universe known to the Shi'ar, but hopelessly inferior. In order not to endanger any other of the X-Men and to end this fight, Jean Grey's “I” takes control of the Jean / Phoenix entity again for a short time and kills itself. This represents the first suicide and one of the first deaths of a major X-Men character in the Marvel Universe.

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She is played by Famke Janssen in the films X-Men , X-Men 2 , X-Men: The Last Stand , Wolverine: Weg des Kriegers and X-Men: The future is past . Sophie Turner embodies the character in X-Men: Apocalypse and X-Men: Dark Phoenix .


Jubilee , whose real name is Jubilation Lee , is a Chinese-American girl and was born in Beverly Hills , California , where she lived with her wealthy immigrant parents. When her parents are murdered, she is taken to an orphanage, but runs away and hides in the Hollywood Mall, where she steals food to survive. She discovers her powers when she flees from the security guards and blinding, explosive energy comes out of her hands. Unable to capture the young mutant, Mall Security hires mutant hunters known as the M-Squad. They can then catch them too, but Jubilee is saved by the X-Men Dazzler, Storm , Rogue and Psylocke who are shopping there. With the X-Men she learns to use her powers. She befriends Wolverine . Jubilee loses her mutant powers during House of M and is later bitten by a vampire in Curse of the Mutants .

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In Generation X of 1996, she is played by Heather McComb .
In X-Men she is portrayed by Katrina Florece . Kea Wong embodies them in X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand . In the movie X-Men: Apocalypse she is played by Lana Condor .


Juggernaut ( Cain Marko ) is Professor X's stepbrother , antagonist and occasional ally of the X-Men . He draws his ability to be one of the strongest figures, protected from any physical attack and quasi "unstoppable", from the mystical stone of Cyttorak .

First introduced as a bitter opponent of Xavier and thus the X-Men, Marko worked for some time with Xavier and the X-Men, until he finally fell back into a life as a criminal. Juggernaut occasionally partners with "Black" Tom Cassidy . His first appearance was in X-Men # 12 (July 1965).

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In X-Men: The Last Stand , Marko is played by Vinnie Jones . In Deadpool 2 , Ryan Reynolds voiced a CGI version.

Lady Deathstrike

Born as Yuriko Oyama she was a Japanese subsidiary Yakuza -Bosses and scientist who had developed the procedure, with the Logans skeleton of Weapon X with Adamantium had been wrapped. Believing that Wolverine had stolen her father's work, Oyama committed herself as Lady Deathstrike to the task of killing the supposed thief and restoring her family honor. To this end, she had undergone extensive cybernetic operations so that she could grow long claws from her nails. In addition, their skeleton is coated with adamantium. It has a cybernetic version of the healing factor that works similarly to Wolverine's, except that it isn't as effective. Nonetheless, it repairs technical and physical damage in minutes. Furthermore, Yuriko Oyama is a very well trained assassin who knows how to handle all kinds of weapons. Her hostility to Wolverine was relentless and shaped by the samurai code of honor. She made her first appearance in Daredevil # 197 .

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In X-Men 2 , Lady Deathstrike is portrayed by Kelly Hu .


An artificial world called Mojoworld is created by genetic engineers . This is comparable to a dimension that exists parallel to earth. In this, the so-called spineless ones , obese, mindless beings, have the say. These in turn are ruled by a creature called Mojo . One of the slaves, who - apart from a missing finger on one hand and two existing hearts - is very human-like, wants to flee from the world. This happens in the sense of the engineer Arize , who wants to bring about a revolt of the slaves against the Spineless Ones in Mojoworld. In the ensuing war, the highest rulers cause the human slave to lose his memory, whereupon he can escape from the world and come to earth.

From now on he is called Longshot and finds allies with whom he has sometimes returned to his homeworld, as well as becoming a member of the X-Men .

It first appeared in Longshot # 1 in September 1985.


Magneto (maiden name Max Eisenhardt ; code name Erik Magnus Lehnsherr ) is the "master of magnetism " and one of the most powerful mutants thanks to his ability to control magnetism. It can manipulate all types of metal down to the atomic level and electromagnetic force fields as well as generate energy surges. This enables him, among other things, to fly by standing on a metal plate. The archenemy of Professor X and thus the X-Men , in contrast to Xavier, considers a peaceful coexistence between humans and mutants to be utopian and advocates using their powers to protect the mutants in order to gain control over humanity; these divergent ideologies of Magneto and Professor X are also the reason for their mutual antagonism. Originally conceived as a "classic" super villain with megalomaniac ideals of rule, Magneto developed more and more into a broken, very human figure.

As a boy, Max Eisenhardt was an inmate of a concentration camp in Poland during World War II, from which he was liberated by a special detachment of US soldiers, Captain America and Logan . His magnetic forces only developed in his adulthood. Generally embittered and marked by the abuse and subsequent bad experiences with normal people, he is now trying to improve the world at least for the small minority of mutants by breaking the superiority of Homo sapiens . Magneto founded the "Brotherhood of Mutants" (Original: Brotherhood of Evil Mutants , later only Brotherhood of Mutants ) to fight against Professor X and the rest of humanity. As a result, he became one of the most dangerous mutants and a wanted terrorist. He first appeared in X-Men # 1 (September 1963).

Magneto lost his skills during House of M , but later regained them with the help of the High Evolutionary .

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In the first three X-Men movies ( X-Men , X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand ) as well as Wolverine: The Warrior's Way and X-Men: The Future Is Past , Magneto is played by Ian McKellen . In X-Men: First Decision , X-Men: Future Is Past , X-Men: Apocalypse and X-Men: Dark Phoenix , Michael Fassbender took on the role of Magneto.

Mr. Sinister

Nathaniel Essex , the mutant better known as Mr. Sinister , was a respected biologist and one of the earliest geneticists during the second half of the 19th century. In his experiments on misshapen people, Essex discovered something in their blood that he called the "Essex factor"; better known today in the Marvel Universe as X-Gen . Dr. Essex's theories about the mutants and their future as the next level of humanity were laughed at, and the embittered scientist plunged deeper into his research. He did not hesitate to conduct experiments on abducted people or to exhume his son, who died of a birth defect at the age of four, for an examination; that eventually brought his wife to the grave. Essex's work soon caught the eye of a kindred spirit: the ancient mutant Apocalypse . After Essex swore allegiance to the tyrant, he was subjected to a mutation process by the Apocalypse that gave him enormous longevity, increased strength and an immense healing factor.

In the 1940s, Sinister worked as a scientist in the service of the Nazis . He also worked at the Auschwitz concentration camp , where he met the young Magneto . After the end of World War II, Sinister's research records were confiscated by US forces, and the findings from Sinister's human experiments were intended to pave the way for the American Gun Plus Project , under which Wolverine , Deadpool, and others were "created". Sinister commissioned his subordinate, Gambit , to lead the Marauders , a group of mutants and mercenaries, in an attack on the Morlocks , a community of fate of physically deformed or disfigured mutants who hid from the world in New York's sewers ; the infamous Mutant Massacre . Sinister was also responsible for cloning Jean Gray , which would later become Madelyne Pryor . He was also responsible for the legacy virus , which was programmed to infect and kill mutants. Mister Sinister has from Apocalypse et al. a. receive an enormously increased strength, healing and lifespan as well as through later self-experiments the skills of telekinesis , telepathy , shapeshifting and energy rays to "shoot" out of his hands. Mr. Sinister's first appearance was in Uncanny X-Men # 221 (September 1987).

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In X-Men 2 , Mr. Sinister's name appears on a computer screen. In X-Men: Apocalypse can be seen in a post-credits scene , a group of men who on behalf of Mr. Sinisters company Essex Corporation secure a blood sample from Wolverine.


Raven Darkholme is, as Mystique , a mutant with shape-changing ability, slowed aging and increased regenerative ability. Although her skin color is naturally deep blue, Mystique can imitate everyone in terms of appearance and language in a matter of seconds. She is an excellent hand-to-hand fighter who knows how to use various weapons, and she is also a brilliant hacker. Mystique is the foster mother of Rogue and the birth mother of Nightcrawler ; also the presidential candidate Graydon Creed is her son. She was the leader of the second incarnation of the "Brotherhood of Evil Mutants" ( Brotherhood of Evil Mutants ), which later worked for the US government as a special task force under the name Freedom Force . Her first appearance was in Ms. Marvel # 16 (May 1978).

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In the first three X-Men films ( X-Men , X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand ), Mystique is played by Rebecca Romijn . In X-Men: First Choice , X-Men: Future Is Past , X-Men: Apocalypse, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix , she is played by Jennifer Lawrence .


Kurt Wagner is a night crawler , a teleporter due to his mutant power , who can move from one place to the next through an intermediate dimension in a split second. Its blue skin, pointy teeth, tail and two-toed feet and three-fingered hands give it a demon-like appearance.

He grew up in Bavaria as part of a circus family under Margali Szardos , a powerful sorceress, and her daughter Jimaine , who was Kurt's friend for a long time under the name Amanda Sefton . He performed as an acrobat in the circus for many years, where he was also given the name Nightcrawler. He is the biological son of Mystique and a similar demon named Azazel , who actually comes from Hell; there are also several half-brothers of his ( Abyss , Kiwi Black and the Bamfs , who look like his toddler editions ). For a long time Kurt himself did not know about his complete family circumstances. He is also in love with Storm , which is why he is quite jealous of Black Panther when the two get married, and after the separation tries to rebuild Storm. At the end of the Uncanny X-Men series, he saves the X-Men , but is so badly injured that he dies shortly afterwards in Storm's arms. At the beginning of the Amazing X-Men series, he is rescued from Hell by the X-Men (who were able to get there through a portal that the Bamfs built), where he followed his father Azazel from Paradise to take him to keep from conquering the sky. He saves Storm (now divorced from Black Panther), who is kidnapped and almost killed by pirates, and confesses to her that he fell in love with her years ago. Upon his return to the X-Men, he also confronts Mystique about why she didn't take care of him, whereupon she explains to him that he was kidnapped as a baby. Then he forgives her.

He was a member of the "second," the New X-Men , and later of Excalibur , an England-based superhero group. In another timeline, he has a daughter, Scarlet Witch , who has inherited his looks; TJ Wagner aka Nocturne . It first appeared in Giant-Size X-Men # 1 (May 1975).

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The band Weezer paid homage to the character in the song In The Garage , in which the lyrical self has a poster of Ace Frehley and Kitty Pryde ( Shadowcat ) and a poster of the Nightcrawler on the wall. The lines of text read: "I've got Kitty Pryde / and Nightcrawler too / Waiting there for me ..." .
Nightcrawler was played by Alan Cumming in the movie X-Men 2 . In addition, his father Azazel, played by Jason Flemyng , appears in the movie X-Men: First Decision . Kodi Smit-McPhee took on the role in X-Men: Apocalypse , Deadpool 2 and in X-Men: Dark Phoenix .


Northstar , real name Jean-Paul Beaubier , is a Canadian mutant with the ability to fly and move superhumanely. He is the twin brother of Aurora and a member of the Alpha Flight team . After the death of his parents, he grew up with foster parents and when they died, he was sent to an orphanage. He became a gifted skier and won several championships. He first met his sister at Alpha Flight, where its member James Hudson aka Guardian brought the two together. He was also part of the X-Men at times . Northstar is gay and married sports event manager Kyle in 2012, which marked the first same-sex marriage in a superhero comic. He made his first appearance in Uncanny X-Men # 120 (1979).

Omega Red

Omega Red was the attempt by the USSR to create its own super soldier program. Of all the test subjects, the murderer Arcady Rossovich was the only one who survived the experiments. Years of experimentation made his skin white and indestructible. Retractable tentacles made of the fictional material carbonadium were implanted on his forearms, which enable him to withdraw life energy from people. During the Cold War he became the enemy of Wolverine , who was working for a US special force at the time. Because of its unpredictable nature, Omega Red was frozen by the Soviets. This was seen as the only way to stop Omega Red. After the fall of communism, Omega Red was thawed again by the ninja sect "The Hand". Since then he has been traveling the world both as a henchman and on his own account. Omega Red made its first appearance in X-Men # 4 in January 1992.


Lorna Dane is Polaris , an American mutant who has magnetic powers . She has green hair, which she initially dyed brunette, but now shows it openly. Dane grew up as an orphan. She has powers similar to the super villain Magneto , who pretended to be her lost father when they first met. This relationship was confirmed in 2003.

She first appeared in X-Men # 49 (October 1968). She is historically the second female X-Man after Jean Gray who debuted in X-Men # 1 in 1963 .

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In the television series The Gifted , Polaris is played by Emma Dumont .

Professor X

Professor X , actually Professor Charles Francis Xavier , is the director of the School for gifted Youngsters ; outwardly an inconspicuous private school for highly gifted, but actually a school for young mutants who use their skills and learn to control. Xavier is himself a mutant and telepath who is in a wheelchair but has extraordinary psionic powers; Professor X is considered to be one of the most powerful telepaths in the world. With the Cerebro device developed by him and Magneto , he is able to locate other mutants over long distances.

At one point he wiped out the spirit of Magneto, crossing a threshold into evil; the feeling of guilt about his deed and the negative emotions that had been suppressed for years manifested and formed the being Onslaught .

During the events of the House of M - Crossover , Professor X's mutant gene was wiped out, making him human. Due to the fact that he kept things secret from the X-Men too often (the existence of the third Summers brother for example), Scott Summers expelled him from the institute. Towards the end of the Messiah saga, Professor X is accidentally shot by Bishop . His body is kidnapped by Exodus and kept alive. After a while he wakes up again with the help of Exodus and Amalia Voght . Ultimately, he is played by Scott Summers as Dark Phoenix at the end of Avengers vs. X-Men killed. His first appearance was in X-Men # 1 (September 1963).

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In the first three X-Men films ( X-Men , X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand ) as well as in X-Men Origins: Wolverine , Wolverine: Way of the Warrior , X-Men: The future is past and Logan - The Wolverine is played by Patrick Stewart , Prof. X. In X-Men: First Decision , X-Men: Future is Past , X-Men: Apocalypse and Deadpool 2 and in X-Men: Dark Phoenix he is played by James McAvoy .


Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock is Psylocke , an English mutant with telepathic and telekinetic abilities, and sister of the British "national hero" Captain Britain . After working for the British Secret Service , she joined the X-Men . During her time with the X-Men, her mind was placed in the body of the Japanese assassin Revenche . After her death from the legacy virus , Betsy could no longer return to her old body. With her new body, she is now a masterful fighter, both sword and unarmed. Furthermore, she is able to create a kind of "psi-blade" whose stings can stun or kill her opponent as she wants. She first appeared in Captain Britain # 8 (December 1976).

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In the movie X-Men 2 , Psylocke does not appear in any role, but her name appears on a list of mutants on Stryker's computer. In the sequel X-Men: The Last Stand , Psylocke (not Revenge) is played by Meiling Melançon . In the movie X-Men: Apocalypse , Psylocke is portrayed by Olivia Munn .


St. John Allerdyce , better known as Pyro , is a mutant with the ability to control fire (though not create, which is why he is armed with a lighter). He joined Mystique's "Brotherhood of Evil Mutants" and later Freedom Force . Most of the time he forms a team with his friend Blob . Pyro first appeared in Uncanny X-Men # 141 (January 1981).

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In X-Men , Alexander Burton appears in a cameo as a pyro. In X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand , Pyro was portrayed by Aaron Stanford .


Quicksilver , real name Pietro Maximoff , son of Magneto , twin brother of Scarlet Witch and half-brother on the father's side of Polaris . His abilities: He can move and think superhumanely (so it seems to him that everyone else is moving in slow motion and he has to wait for them). He uses the supersonic speed up to Mach 5. Quicksilver loses his skills when his sister changes reality, but gets new strength from the mutagen Terrigen Mist . He can now push himself out of mainstream time and space and “jump” into the future. This allows him to create duplicates of himself and move back and forth in time. However, he later loses these abilities and regains his mutant powers for unknown reasons. He had his first appearance with his sister in X-Men # 4 (March 1964) and is one of the characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby .

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Evan Peters played the role of Quicksilver in the films X-Men: Future is Past , X-Men: Apocalypse , Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix .
Aaron Taylor-Johnson played another Quicksilver in The Return of the First Avenger and Avengers: Age of Ultron , who is not considered a mutant, but an inhuman .


Rogue , real name Mary D'Arcanto , as a mutant has the ability to temporarily take over their memories and abilities through physical contact with other people and mutants. For Rogue, however, this ability is often more of a curse than a blessing, because since they cannot consciously control their ability, they cannot touch other people without harming them (and possibly themselves).

She began as a member of the "Brotherhood of Evil Mutants" ( Brotherhood of Evil Mutants ), where she and her foster mother Mystique fought for the interests of the brotherhood, primarily against the X-Men . After unintentionally permanently absorbing the powers and memories of the heroine Ms. Marvel , she turned to Professor Xavier for help and was accepted into the team by the X-Men after initial suspicion.

Its creation history is unusual: an appearance was already planned for Ms. Marvel # 25 (1979), but fell victim to the discontinuation of the project. Her first appearance then took place in Avengers Annual # 10 (November 1981), but it was not until 20 years after her first appearance that her real name and early actions were explained. Rogue has also released two mini-series, and has appeared in all of the X-Men animated episodes.

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In the X-Men movies X-Men , X-Men 2 , X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: The Future Is Past , Rogue was played by Anna Paquin . There she was also given the name "Anne-Marie".


There are no reliable sources about Sabretooth's (German: "saber tooth") origin. His real name is Victor Creed . He has heightened senses, superhuman powers and a self-healing power that is comparable to Wolverines . He is Wolverine's archenemy and, after the latter had rammed his claws into his head, almost insensitive to psychological attacks. He is the father of Graydon Creed.

In the later editions of the X-Men comics, he comes into contact with the Weapon-X project again and has the same intervention carried out on him as before on Wolverine. Its entire skeleton is covered with the almost indestructible metal adamantium . His first appearance was in Iron Fist # 14 (August 1977).

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In the movie X-Men Sabretooth is by Tyler Mane and in X-Men Origins: Wolverine by Liev Schreiber played. There Sabretooth is also the half-brother of Wolverine, which was never confirmed in the comics.

Scarlet Witch

Scarlet Witch , her real name is Wanda Maximoff , is the daughter of Magneto , the twin sister of Quicksilver and the paternal half-sister of Polaris . Her ability is that she can change reality according to her will; for this she uses the so-called "chaos magic". At first she belonged to the "Brotherhood of Evil Mutants", but later changed sides with her brother and joined the X-Men . Eventually she became a member of the New Avengers together with her brother, where she also met her future husband Vision . Her first appearance was in X-Men # 4 (March 1964) and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby .

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In The Return of the First Avenger , Avengers: Age of Ultron , The First Avenger: Civil War , Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame , Scarlet Witch is played by Elizabeth Olsen .


Shadowcat , formerly Ariel , Sprite , whose real name is Katherine "Kitty" Pryde , possesses the mutant ability to "phase", to make itself non-material, ie. H. To penetrate objects and people, which among other things enables you to go through all solid matter such as walls. She can also take other people with her if she holds them. One of the few exceptions is the metal adamantium , which Shadowcat can only penetrate with pain and with the risk of consequential damage.

Kitty starts out as a student at Mutant School and then rises to be the youngest member of the X-Men . After serving on the British superhero team Excalibur , she is currently a teacher at Professor Xavier's School for Mutants and is one of the most active mutant rights activists among the X-Men. Her first appearance was in Uncanny X-Men # 129 (January 1980).

Uncanny X-Men draftsman John Byrne was inspired by a former schoolmate for the name "Kitty Pryde" .

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In the three films in the X-Men trilogy, she was embodied by three different actresses. In X-Men has Sumela Kay in X2 Katie Stuart , and in X-Men: The Last Stand Ellen Page played. This also took over in X-Men: The future is the past .
The band Weezer paid tribute to the character in the song In The Garage , in which the lyrical self has a poster of Ace Frehley and Nightcrawler and a poster of Kitty Pryde on the wall. The lines of text read: "I've got Kitty Pryde / and Nightcrawler too / Waiting there for me ..."


Storm , whose real name is Ororo Iqadi T'Challa (nee Munroe) , is a mutant and member of the second X-Men team. Her powers enable her to control the weather and precisely conjure up storms, fog and lightning. After a duel, Storm is the leader of the Morlocks . Storm has now married the Black Panther , which made her Queen of Wakanda . However, the marriage did not last and Storm goes her own way, meanwhile she has her own comic series, which is named after her. Her first appearance was in Giant-Size X-Men # 1 (May 1975).

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In the first three films of the X-Men trilogy X-Men , X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand and in X-Men: Future is Past , Storm was played by Halle Berry . Storm also appeared in the trailer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine , but does not appear in the film itself. In 2016 Alexandra Shipp took on the portrayal of the young Storm in the movie X-Men: Apocalypse , and two years later in Deadpool 2 and 2019 in X-Men: Dark Phoenix .


Wolverine is the Canadian James "Logan" Howlett , who has extraordinary self-healing powers, superhuman senses, a longer life and greater stamina and strength due to his mutation. In addition, he can extend three bone claws per hand between the knuckles; During the Waffen-X project , all of his bones - including the extendable claws - were coated with the fictional, almost indestructible alloy adamantium .

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In the X-Men films X-Men , X-Men 2 , X-Men: The Last Stand , X-Men Origins: Wolverine , X-Men: First Choice , Wolverine: Way of the Warrior , X-Men: Future is Past , X-Men: Apocalypse and Logan - The Wolverine , Wolverine is played by Hugh Jackman .


X-23 ( Laura Kinney ) is a Wolverine clone created by the Gun-X program . In contrast to him, she has two bone claws on each hand and one on each foot that she can retract and extend. These bone claws were later coated with the almost indestructible alloy adamantium . In the following years she went through a brutal training, at the end of which X-23 began working as a hit man for the Gun-X program but also for the criminal Kingpin . As a kind of security, the X-23 had been programmed for a certain scent; if it is exposed to this, it runs amok and kills everything around it. After her escape and a fight with Wolverine, she joined the X-Men . After Logan's death she succeeds him and becomes Wolverine herself.

The character of X-23 was originally conceived for the animated series X-Men: It Goes On , but her popularity led to her being retroactively introduced into the mainstream comic series. She had her first appearance in the animated series X-Men: It Goes on in the episode "X-23" (2003), her first comic book appearance was in NYX # 3 (2004).

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In the film Logan - The Wolverine , the character is played by Dafne Keen .


This section covers groups that superheroes or supervillains have banded together, organizations, and alien species.

Alpha Flight

Alpha Flight is Canada's most famous superhero team, Canada's answer to the Avengers . In their best-known form, they consist of his leader Guardian (James McDonald Hudson), his wife Heather , the nimble twins Aurora and Northstar (one of the first openly homosexual American superheroes), the druid Shaman , the die-hard adventurer Puck , the shapeshifter and Demigoddess Snowbird and the super-powerful Sasquatch , who belongs to the race of the great beasts and resembles its cryptozoological namesake .

There were three Alpha-Flight series, the first, initially created by John Byrne and later continued by Bill Mantlo, ran 130 issues plus two annuals . The second series consists of 20 issues and an Annual by Steve Seagle. The third series ran for 12 issues. Alpha Flight made its first appearance in Uncanny X-Men # 120 (April 1979).

Elders of the Universe

The Elders of the Universe (German: "The Elders of the Universe") are a group of extraterrestrial super villains, which consist of the last members of their race. Although they are not true cosmic entities, they have attained extremely potent powers and immortality that they use to indulge in their respective favorite pastimes. The Elders first appeared as a group in Avengers # 174 (1978). Some of its best-known members include:

  • Collector / Taneleer Tivan , a collector of rare artifacts and living things ( Avengers # 28, 1966)
  • Grandmaster ("Grandmaster") / En Dwi Guest who is interested in games of all kinds ( The Avengers # 69, 1969)
  • Ego the Living Planet , an entity and living planet created by the merging of the mind of a scientist with a planet when its sun became a supernova. Ego becomes an enemy of Galactus over time( Thor # 132, 1966)
  • Gardener ("gardener") / Ord Zyonz , a gardener and planter ( Marvel Team-Up # 55, Mar 1977)
  • Champion / Tryco Slatterus , the warrior among the Elders
  • Explorer (" Explorer ") / Zamanathan Rambunazeth
  • Possessor ("owner") / Kamo Tharnn , a former scholar and holder of a rune staff, which allows him to travel to other dimensions

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In the Marvel Cinematic Universe , Benicio del Toro , Kurt Russell and Jeff Goldblum took on the roles of Collector , Ego and Grandmaster in various films.

The fantastic Four

The Fantastic Four are the team of superheroes Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards Dr.), The Thing (Engl .: The Thing ; Benjamin Jacob "Ben" Grimm), The Invisible (Engl .: The Invisible Girl , from the early 1980s The Invisible Woman ; Susan "Sue" Storm, later Storm Richards) and Sue's brother, The Human Torch (English: The Human Torch ; Jonathan Lowell Spencer "Johnny" Storm). The Fantastic Four got their powers from cosmic radiation, which changed their molecules when they flew into space in a spaceship developed by Reed that (intentionally!) Had insufficient radiation protection.

Great Lakes Avengers

The Great Lakes Avengers (German: "Avengers of the Great Lakes") (GLA), currently the Great Lakes Initiative (first published in West Coast Avengers Vol.2 # 46 ) were created as a comic relief troupe to brought Marvel Comics back to the casual tone of previous generations.

The group that operates in Wisconsin currently consists of Mister Immortal (an immortal person who is not immune to injury), Big Bertha (a photo model who gains enormous body mass, but can only get rid of it by vomiting) , Flatman (a two-dimensional man whose looks and powers are a parody of Mr. Fantastic ), and Doorman , a “range-10 teleporter” that acts as a living door (later deployed to after his death a messenger of death). Other members included Squirrel Girl and the Avengers Hawkeye and his wife Mockingbird .

Staying true to their parodic roots, the GLA called themselves Great Lakes X-Men (after the X-Men ), Great Lakes Champions (after the Champions), and Great Lakes Initiative (after the initiative from the Civil War storyline) Adapting to the current zeitgeist. Except for mini-series or one shots - specifically the title GLA: Misassembled - the Great Lakes Avengers did not have a series of their own.

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Guardians of the Galaxy ("Guardians of the Galaxy") are a group of superheroes who travel through space and protect it from dangers of overwhelming proportions. Their crew is mostly made up of aliens, along with some characters of human origin. The original Guardians team appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes # 18 (1969); the now known version - with the people Peter Quill / Star-Lord , Gamora , Drax the Destroyer , Rocket Raccoon and Groot - for the first time in Annihilation: Conquest # 6 (2008).

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A film adaptation of the same name of the Guardians of the Galaxy with the team from 2008 as a template was released in 2014. In 2017, the sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 followed .

The Hellfire Club and the Inner Circle

The Hellfire Club was founded in the 18th century by the mutant Sebastian Shaw. It consists mainly of mutants, although some people are also members. At the head of the group is the Inner Circle whose members have the code names of chess pieces. Emma Frost , for example, was entitled "White Queen". The aim of the club and the circle is to use their skills to achieve power and wealth. Since they often use young mutants for their goals, they often come into conflict with the X-Men .

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The Hellfire Club is seen in X-Men: First Decision as a group of opponents to the X-Men.


The terrorist organization HYDRA was founded by Nazi war criminals, including Baron Wolfgang von Strucker . For more than half a century HYDRA has tried to push through its agenda through terror, blackmail and murder. Over time, HYDRA splinter groups have formed, such as AIM (Advanced Idea Mechanics), a grouping of scientists, the related groups and the underworld selling state-of-the-art weapons and equipment. Well-known members include Kingpin and Red Skull , as well as Arnim Zola .

HYDRA first appeared in Strange Tales # 135 (August 1965).

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In the movie Captain America - The First Avenger , HYDRA and its leader Red Skull are the opposing group to Captain America and the US Army . In the third season of the series Marvel's Agents of SHIELD , one of the heads of HYDRA explains that HYDRA was founded long before Strucker and Red Skull to prepare the return of an exiled inhuman .


As a result of the events of the Secret Invasion , the SHIELD organization was dissolved and replaced by HAMMER . Due to a worldwide computer virus, the Stark technology and with it the SHIELDs failed, since their entire arsenal and computer technology were based on Tony Stark's Stark Industries . The head of HAMMER was Norman Osborn , hailed as a hero in the eyes of the world, because at the crucial moment he shot the Queen of the Skrulls during the Skrull invasion of Earth. After Osborn's machinations were discovered, HAMMER was dissolved and replaced by SHIELD. HAMMER first appears in Secret Invasion # 8 (January 2009).


The leader of the Inhumans , Black Bolt , was once king on a distant planet called Attilan. His people banished him, and so he sought refuge on the earthly moon together with his wife Medusa , the element manipulator Crystal , the martial artist Karnak , the superhuman Gorgon , the reptilian Triton and the teleportation "family dog" Lockjaw .

The Inhumans first appeared in Fantastic Four # 45 (December 1965) and so far had two running series, each with twelve issues, as well as two mini-series and various one-shots.

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The Marvel's Inhumans series ran on ABC from September to November 2017 .


Intelligencia is a group of highly intelligent super villains, which essentially consists of the Leader, Mad Thinker, Red Ghost, Wizard and MODOK . Even Doctor Doom belonged temporarily to them. Intelligencia was responsible for the transformation of General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross into the Red Hulk as well as the resuscitation of Betty Ross and her transformation into the Red She-Hulk.


The Kree are an ancient alien conqueror race that rules a great empire. They are the Skrulls' greatest rivals both technologically and militarily, so war between these races kept coming back. The Kree have never been very interested in Earth as they see humans as too primitive. However, the solar system in which the earth is located is a strategically important place, which is why the Kree and the Skrull fight bitterly for it. Because of these battles, the earth is threatened with destruction. This has so far been prevented by the Avengers and the Fantastic Four.

The Kree made their first appearance in Fantastic Four # 64 .

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The Kree first appeared in theaters on Guardians of the Galaxy and on television on Marvel's Agents of SHIELD . In Captain Marvel , the Kree were at war with the Skrulls.

New Mutants

The New Mutants (dt .: The New Mutants ) are a group of young mutants who are just discovering their strengths and learn to control, and under the auspices of the X-Men are. The group was originally founded when the X-Men apparently disappeared in space during the fight against the parasitic alien race the Brood , and Professor Xavier, under the influence of a Brood embryo inserted in him, assembled the first new mutants so that they could be used as hosts for future Brood queens should serve. Together with the X-Men, this plan was thwarted, and the New Mutants now officially became Xavier's students. Some of its members switched to the X-Men and other mutant groups after graduation, while others went their own way.

The first appearance of the New Mutants was Marvel Graphic Novel # 4 (December 1982), the team consisted of the aviator Cannonball (Samuel "Sam" Guthrie) protected by an impenetrable protective field , the telepath Karma (Xi'an Coy Manh), the illusions generating psyche (Danielle Moonstar), the superhumanly strong Sunspot (Roberto da Costa) and Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair), who could transform into a wolf-like creature.

The first New Mutants series appeared following the Marvel Graphics Novel and ran 100 issues and seven annuals from 1982 . The series was then continued with new numbering as X-Force from 1991. A second series started in 2009. Another New Mutants series appeared in 2003, with Elixir , Icarus , Prodigy , Surge , Wallflower and Wind Dancer as well as the former New Mutants members Karma, Magma , Danielle Moonstar and Wolfsbane; These New Mutants were not an independent team, but the name of one of the numerous "school teams" at the time within the X-Men / Xaviers School for Gifted Youngsters .

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The film New Mutants , which is part of the X-Men film series , was originally scheduled to hit German cinemas on April 12, 2018. The theatrical release has been postponed a total of four times for various reasons and is now scheduled for August 28, 2020 in US cinemas.

New Warriors

A group of predominantly young and adolescent superheroes who appeared in three series from the 1990s and who offered themselves as an alternative to the established hero groups. The founding members were almost all superheroes who had already been established but had not performed or performed successfully for a long time, so-called "B-Figures" ( Kid Nova and Speedball had their own series in the past, Firestar their own mini-series), and team ( a version of Marvel Boy from the future was a Major Victory member of the Guardians of the Galaxy ) and minor ( Namorita is a relative of Namor's ) characters. Only Night Thrasher was created for the series .

The New Warriors were founded by Night Thrasher (Dwayne Taylor) to avenge the deaths of his parents, but it was later revealed that their deaths had been orchestrated by his tutors Chord and Tai because Dwayne was unwittingly part of a secret Cambodian cult that sought dominion over humanity. The New Warriors later managed to crush this cult.

The New Warriors later indirectly starred in the Civil War series of stories when a botched mission at Stamford that killed much of the team and hundreds of innocents re-fueled the superhero controversy that Norman Osborn exploited for control over much of the super-population of the Marvel Universe.

The New Warriors first appeared in Thor # 411 (December 1989). Her first series includes 75 regular issues and four annuals, a second from 1999 eleven, and a third 20 issues. A mini-series with six issues was also published.

Power pack

Power Pack is a group of four adolescents, siblings Alex (gravity manipulation), Julie (flight ability), Jack (controlling the molecular density of his body) and Katie (converting matter into energy) Power . They received their superpowers from a dying alien while they were chasing the alien kidnappers of the power parents. The only members of the Power Pack outside of the Power family were Franklin Richards , the son of Reed and Susan Richards of the Fantastic Four , under the alias Tattletale , and the (also teenage) aliens Elan and Kofi .

Power Pack first appeared in Power Pack # 1 in 1984 . The series ran for 62 issues and differed from other team titles of its time in that, in addition to the occasional battles with aliens, it also dealt with real-life topics such as crime, drug use and violence against children. After the regular series ended, two mini series appeared; one (with four parts) revolved around the now adolescent power children, and a later one (eleven chapters of four issues each, between 2005 and 2010), aimed at significantly younger readers, returned to the still prepubescent power children and has Manga bonds. Furthermore, various one-shots and guest appearances appeared in other Marvel comic titles.

Since 2010, Julie Power has appeared as a teenager in the Avengers Academy series (from # 20), while Alex, under his Power Pack code name Zero-G, is a junior member of the Future Foundation , which developed from Die Fantastischen Vier.


The Purifiers are a paramilitary association of Christian fundamentalists. They are convinced that mutants are creatures of Satan and should therefore be exterminated without any compassion. In their self-proclaimed holy war, the Purifiers have no scruples and even kill mutant children and normal people who get in their way. However, their blind fanaticism is not the most dangerous thing about this organization. With wealthy patrons in high positions, the Purifiers are equipped with heavy weapons and the latest technology, which in some cases even allows them to block the powers of mutants. Together with the military training of their fighters, this makes them deadly opponents.

The Avengers (The Avengers)

The Avengers (Originally: The Avengers ) are a superhero team that brings together some of the most famous heroes of the Marvel universe. Founding members of the Avengers are Iron Man , Thor , Ant-Man , Wasp and Hulk , who left the team after the first edition. In Avengers # 4 , Captain America joined the Avengers. The Avengers are currently appearing in the New Avengers series after various restarts . The New Avengers enters u. a. Wolverine at.

Roxxon Energy Corporation

The Roxxon Energy Corporation ( Roxxon for short ) is a company that is known for doing everything for its profit, while paying no heed to the law or the environment. Its main source of income is gas and oil exploration, but Roxxon also has some subsidiaries that are active in other areas. Because of their violations of the law, they often clash with various superheroes, with Iron Man being their most common opponent . Roxxon has the following subsidiaries:

  • Brand Corporation : A science division that has worked for the government on numerous occasions. She explores robotics and other dimensions.
  • Cybertek Systems Inc .: A division of Roxxon responsible for cybernetics research. They later also made the Deathlok prostheses and armor.
  • Kronos Corporation : Originally founded in Russia as "Kronas Corporation" with the latent goal of destroying the USA, the company took over Roxxon Energy Corporation some time after it was founded. Through a change of power, the Roxxon department managed to regain control of the company, whereupon Roxxon became the umbrella company and the Kronas Corporation was renamed "Kronos Corporation".
  • Metrobank : A New York-based bank that acts as a subsidiary of Brand Corporation.

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In the series Agents of SHIELD , Roxxon's subsidiary Cybertek works with HYDRA and provides them with the prostheses for Deathlok, which plays a role in episodes 13, 21 and 22 of the first season. She appears in two episodes in the series Marvel's Agent Carter . In Marvel's Cloak & Dagger , the company is responsible for the powers of the title heroes and in the first season with their company boss Peter Scarborough an enemy for them.


A class of gigantic robots (also: guards ) that were originally designed by the scientist Bolivar Trask specifically to track down and eliminate mutants. The first-class Sentinels (and models from the parallel storyline Days of Future Past from Uncanny X-Men # 141 ) were too independent and rebelled against their creators. In the 1970s, the Sentinels were reactivated as an illegal government project under the name Project: Wideawake ( Project: "Hellwach" ).

All Sentinels are equipped with highly developed weapons and sensors specifically for tracking down mutants and can be equipped with additional armament for special opponents. Although originally inorganic, Sentinels with human components have also been created over the years, such as the Mark VIII series (which is controlled by human pilots) and the Bio-Sentinels (humans infected with a nanovirus).

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In the films X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Apocalypse , the Sentinels have a cameo as a battle simulation in the danger room of the Xavier Institute.
In X-Men: Future is Past , the Sentinels play an important role.

Sinister Six

The Sinister Six (also: The Sinistren Six ) are a loose alliance of super villains who have a common goal: revenge on Spider-Man . Originally under the leadership of Dr. Octopus were in the "original cast" Electro , Kraven the Hunter , Mysterio , Sandman and the Geier .

All members of the Sinister Six had previously been defeated by Spider-Man and now hoped to make up for this disgrace by joining forces. Octopus' plan for the first "Sinistren Six" was: The six should kidnap Betty Brent, whom Spider-Man had saved before. Then Spider-Man should be attacked by each of the six villains one after the other, each carrying a map with the location of the next fight. Octopus speculated that even if his comrades should lose, Spider-Man would be so weakened by each subsequent fight that he would no longer be able to survive the fight against him as the last enemy. Sandman and Electro kidnapped Betty at May Parker's - and took the latter as a second hostage. Now that his beloved aunt's life was at stake too, Spider-Man had no choice but to go into this game.

Although each villain carefully chose the scene of their battle to their advantage, they could not overcome Spider-Man; he remained victorious in all battles, freed the hostages, and put all the members of this first Sinister Six in prison. After this humiliation, the group broke up for the time being. Doctor Octopus reformed the group years later; Hobgoblin now took the place of the late Kraven. Octopus' plan was to hijack a missile and blackmail humanity after tampering with the missile's charge. With the help of Thor, the god of thunder, and Sandman, who was fighting for the law at the time, Spider-Man was able to thwart the plan. During the fight it was also discovered that Octopus had planned to cheat his comrades out of the extorted money, which Dr. Octopus earned the eternal hatred of his former teammates. The angry five members teamed up to get revenge on their ex-leader. When Spider-Man and Hulk joined the fight, however, they all regrouped against their common enemies. With the help of weapons and robots from another dimension and an alien ally named Gog, the Sinistren Six were more powerful than ever; It was only thanks to the joint efforts of Deathlok, Solo, Ghost Rider , Nova of the New Warriors , Sleepwalker, Spider-Man, Hulk and the Fantastic Four that the danger could be averted.

After Kaine's murder of Dr. Octopus took over the leadership of Mysterio and reformed the group. Mysterio wanted to get Octopus valuable files with the help of the team. Together with Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly), Spider-Man was able to prevent this and uncover the plan. At that time, Kaine began a bloody crusade against Spider-Man's enemies. He had already killed Doctor Octopus and Grim Hunter, and many of Spider-Man's enemies feared for their lives. In order to destroy Kaine before he could kill them one by one, some villains now formed the Sinister Seven , a group consisting of Beetle, Electro, Hobgoblin, Mysterio, Scorpia, Shocker and the Vulture for self-protection . Spider-Man's intervention prevented further bloodshed and the Seven went their separate ways again.

After his revival by the cult of True Faith , Doctor Octopus took on the job of protecting Senator Steward Ward, who was involved in a large-scale alien conspiracy. The remaining members of the Six seized the opportunity to take revenge on their ex-leader, especially since the enemies Ward had offered a high reward for his kidnapping. Together with the surprisingly added Venom to their ranks , they were able to corner Ward until it triggered an explosion of mysterious energy. The villains fled, but Electro and Mysterio continue to work together to arrest Ward. The Sinister Six first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Annual # 1 (1964).

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In the series New Spider-Man , the Sinister Six were brought together by Kingpin . The team consisted of Doctor Octopus, Shocker, Chameleon , Rhino , the Scorpion and Mysterio (he was later replaced by the Vulture). In a more recent series ( The Spectacular Spider-Man ), the Sinister Six are formed from Doctor Octopus, the Vulture, Sandman, Rhino, Electro and Shocker.


The Skrulls are an alien race of shapeshifters , created by the Celestials , cosmic entities who carried out evolutionary experiments on suitable planets (such as Earth), creating two “side races” besides Homo sapiens: the barbaric and genetically unstable deviants, and the Eternals born with super abilities. The Skrulls are the deviants of their race who wiped out their genetic siblings and thus took control of the Skrull world. One of its best-known members is the Super-Skrull , who, after an artificial genetic manipulation , combines the powers of the original Fantastic Four in addition to its ability to change shape . The Skrulls first appeared in Fantastic Four # 2 (January 1962).

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In Captain Marvel , the Skrulls are at war with the Kree and seek refuge on earth.


The SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve, in German: "Strategic Scientific Reserve") was an Allied intelligence service during the Second World War, which was created especially for the Marvel Cinematic Universe . It was directed by Col. Chester Phillips and worked closely with Howard Stark. The main SSR agent was Peggy Carter . The SSR later became part of SHIELD


SHIELD ( Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-Enforcement Division , German term in the live-action films : Strategic Home Intervention, Operations and Logistics Division ) later also Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate or Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division is an organization that fights global threats such as HYDRA or Advanced Idea Mechanics (AIM). The mobile base of operations and headquarters is the Helicarrier , a type of flying aircraft carrier . Under the leadership of Nick Fury , SHIELD was both a trusted partner of the superheroes and their worst enemy. By the consequences of his Secret War Fury was forced to go into hiding, and when his successor headed Commander Maria Hill SHIELD After the Civil War stood Tony Stark aka Iron Man at the head of SHIELD, but after the events of Secret Invasion was Tony Stark defrocked , SHIELD dissolved and replaced by the HAMMER organization with Norman Osborn as head; however, after Osborn's fall, HAMMER was effectively dissolved and taken by HYDRA. SHIELD was originally founded by Howard Stark.

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In the Marvel Cinematic Universe , SHIELD appears as the driving force behind the formation of the superhero group Avengers . The television series Marvel's Agents of SHIELD has been produced since 2013 , in which individual missions of the organization are illuminated. In The Return of the First Avenger , SHIELD is dissolved due to the infiltration by HYDRA and re-established in Agents of SHIELD under the direction of Agent Phil Coulson .


The Watchers (German: Observer ) are an ancient race of aliens who have highly developed mental and intellectual abilities. After an attempt to advance the lower races of the universe to a higher level of development ended in disaster, the shocked watchers decided to instead behave completely neutrally and merely observe the evolutionary processes of every inhabited world ( Tales of Suspense # 52 -53). The Watcher Uatu, assigned to Earth, violated the principles of his people out of sympathy for the people and became an occasional ally of the Fantastic Four in the fight against Galactus . The Watchers, represented by Utau, first appeared in Fantastic Four # 13 (1963).

Weapon Plus

Weapon Plus (dt .: weapon Plus ) is the umbrella term for a number of military research programs, which was created by the US government (sometimes also involving the British, German and Canadian governments) to life. Their purpose consists in the creation of soldiers with superhuman strength, for the war effort and later also for the solution of the "mutant problem".

For this purpose, numerous inhuman and illegal experiments on normal humans and mutants alike took place in the various programs. In an effort to impart superhuman strength to the former or to strengthen the strength of the latter, a wide variety of scientific methods have been used. This includes implant surgery, chemical mutagens, steroids, brainwashing, cloning, nanotechnology, symbiotic bacteria and "accelerated evolution". To date there have been fifteen such programs, some of which have had little success while others have produced large numbers of "super soldiers".

Weapon Plus has its beginnings in the so-called Weapon 0 program, which was conducted largely on a theoretical basis by American, British and German eugenicists during the 1930s . The first real success was the Weapon I program in the 1940s, which spawned Captain America with the help of the super soldier serum . After the death of the scientific director, all further attempts to replicate the super soldier serum failed. Over three hundred African American soldiers who were used as test subjects lost their lives. The Weapon II to Weapon VI projects took place on a smaller scale over the next few decades and were mainly tested on ethnic minorities and animals. The next big project, Weapon VII, took place during the Vietnam War when numerous US soldiers were used as guinea pigs. The Weapon VIII and Weapon IX projects were again tested on a smaller scale on convicted criminals.

As the number of mutants and their public perception increased, numerous mutants were used as test subjects in the tenth program, Weapon X. The most famous of them is undoubtedly James "Logan" Howlett ( Wolverine ), whose entire skeleton was coated with the metal adamantium . Weapon X was successful enough to turn the recruited mutants into a BlackOps team called "Team X" that served the CIA well for years. While Weapon X was officially under the direction of the Canadian government, the program was in fact still a branch of Weapon Plus. When Wolverine ran amok as a result of the brutal experiments, he killed numerous employees of the program and thereby enabled most of the test subjects to escape. For this reason, Weapon X was put on hold for many years and only temporarily resumed under the sole direction of the Canadian government. Weapon X finally experienced its final rebirth under the direction of the "director" Malcolm Colcord, who secretly used the program to act out his hatred of mutants. Under his direction the Neverland concentration camp was created, in which kidnapped mutants were held prisoner. While the "useful" prisoners were abused for experiments, the "uninteresting" ones were simply murdered in gas chambers. Due to a power struggle between Colcord and Brent Jackson, Weapon X disintegrated into warring factions. Little has been heard of the dreaded project since then, but what is certain is that its leaders are still active.

Recently, however, an organization called "The Facility" appeared, which apparently represents a splinter group of Weapon X and is carrying out similar mutant experiments. The facility is also responsible for creating Wolverine's female clone, Laura Kinney ( X-23 ).

The Weapon XI to Weapon XV programs primarily dealt with the development of nanotechnology and its implantation in humans. An exception is Weapon XIV, which is responsible for creating the Stepford Cuckoos (cloning of the telepath Emma Frost).

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The Weapon X program around the creation of Wolverine plays a role in X-Men , X-Men 2 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine . In Captain America: The First Avenger , the focus is on the transformation of Captain America into a super soldier (there, however, with the name "Project Rebirth").


X-Force is the name of three different superhero teams; the last of these three a secret X-Men fighting group . She takes on missions that are too delicate even for the X-Men. And they don't shy away from deadly violence. This current team is led by Wolverine .


The X-Men form a superhero group of mutants who fight for recognition. The comic series first appeared in 1963. The members of the X-Men were frequently changed by the various authors. Some members also changed sides or former opponents were added to the team. This makes it very difficult to classify the characters as good and bad, which is why the individual X-Men are listed above in separate points.

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On the basis of the comic, a series of films was released that comprised twelve films until 2019 , including three solo films of the character Wolverine and two films about the character Deadpool .
There are three animated series for X-Men and some characters appear as crossovers in the series of other Marvel characters, such as Storm and Wolverine in New Spider-Man .

Minor characters

Ben Urich

Ben Urich is a photo reporter for the Daily Bugle. He managed to uncover Daredevil's identity . Since he did not publish these, he became Daredevil's confidante and informant over time. His first appearance was in Daredevil # 153 (July 1978).

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In the movie Daredevil , Urich was played by Joe Pantoliano .
In the series Marvel's Daredevil , Urich is portrayed by Vondie Curtis-Hall .

Edwin Jarvis

A butler, originally in the service of Howard Stark, who eventually becomes the Avengers' official butler, house helper and confidante . His first appearance was in Tales of Suspense # 59 (November 1964).

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In the Marvel Cinematic Universe , Tony Stark has an artificial intelligence called JARVIS that acts as a house servant; in Peter David novel to the film Iron Man is JARVIS a Backronym for J ust A R ather V ery I ntelligent S (dt approximately.: ystem "Only a rather intelligent system" ). This JARVIS appears in Iron Man , Iron Man 2 , Marvel's The Avengers , Iron Man 3 and Avengers: Age of Ultron and is originally voiced by Paul Bettany (in the German dubbing Frank Schaff ). He is also part of the android vision in the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron . In the television series Marvel's Agent Carter and in the movie Avengers: Endgame , he is the human butler of Howard Stark and is played by James D'Arcy .

Jane Foster

Initially assistant to Dr. Donald Blake, later confidante of Thor . She first appeared in Journey Into Mystery # 84 (September 1962).

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In Thor , Thor - The Dark Kingdom and Avengers: Endgame , she is played by Natalie Portman .
She is also mentioned briefly to Thor in the movie Marvel's The Avengers with a photo.

J. Jonah Jameson, sr.

John Jonah Jameson is the editor of the Daily Bugle . He is very choleric and is constantly trying to prove that Spider-Man is a criminal. In his efforts to bring down Spider-Man, Jameson is also responsible for the creation of various super villains such as the Scorpio and the Spiderslayer Synthoids. Ironically, in his alter ego Peter Parker, Spider-Man worked for him as a photographer for years. His son John Jameson, an astronaut, became a Man-Wolf or Stargod , a werewolf-like being and temporary superhero , through the radiation of an alien ruby .

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Jameson is played by JK Simmons in the Spider-Man films Spider-Man , Spider-Man 2 , Spider-Man 3 and Spider-Man: Far From Home .
He also appears in the 2012 animated series The Ultimate Spider-Man .

Maria Hill

Maria Hill is a SHIELD agent. She originally appeared as an antagonist, particularly in relation to the Avengers , but over time her character has seen a re-characterization. In popular culture, she is usually portrayed as a Lieutenant of Nick Fury .

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In the films Marvel's The Avengers , The Return of the First Avenger , Avengers: Age of Ultron , Avengers: Infinity War , Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home as well as in the series Marvel's Agents of SHIELD , Maria Hill becomes Cobie Smulders played.

Mary Jane Watson

Actress and model . Friend, future (and eventually former) wife of Peter Parker . She was a neighbor of Peter's Aunt May and knew early on about his secret identity. She was initially mistakenly assumed to be the person behind the superhero Jackpot . Her first appearance was in Amazing Spider-Man # 42 (November 1966).

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Mary Jane is portrayed by Kirsten Dunst in the Spider-Man films Spider-Man , Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 .

Peggy Carter

Margaret "Peggy" Carter (first appearances: Tales of Suspense # 75 and # 77, 1966) was a young American from Virginia who volunteered to join the French Resistance during World War II . She met Captain America on the European battlefield , and the two began a romance with each other until she suffered amnesia from a grenade impact and was brought back to the States. After Captain America went missing at the end of the war, Peggy lived a quiet life in the States. A younger sister - later niece - of hers, named Sharon, later became Captain America's modern-day beloved in her place.

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She is played by Hayley Atwell in the films Captain America: The First Avenger , The Return of the First Avenger , Avengers: Age of Ultron , Ant-Man and Avengers: Endgame as well as in the series Marvel's Agent Carter and Marvel's Agents of SHIELD . There she is a British special agent and after the end of the war a co-founder of SHIELD

"Pepper" Potts

Virginia "Pepper" Potts , also Hera and Rescue , is the confidante of Tony Stark aka Iron Man and for a long time his secret love. Stark later equips her with her own high-tech armor and appears herself as a superhero under the name Rescue . She first appeared in Tales of Suspense # 45 , September 1963, and her first appearance as Rescue was in Invincible Iron Man # 14 , August 2009.

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"Pepper" Potts was played in the Marvel films Iron Man , Iron Man 2 , Marvel's The Avengers , Iron Man 3 , Spider-Man: Homecoming , Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame by Gwyneth Paltrow .

Phil Coulson

Phil Coulson is an agent for SHIELD and one of Nick Fury's personal aides . This character was originally created for the Marvel Cinematic Universe , but has also gained its place in mainstream comics and Marvel pop culture due to its popular status.

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In the films Iron Man , Iron Man 2 , Thor , Marvel's The Avengers and Captain Marvel , the short films Marvel One-Shot: The Advisor and Marvel One-Shot: Something Funny Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer and the Marvel's Agents of SHIELD series Coulson is played by Clark Gregg .
He also appears as a regular character in the 2012 animated series The Ultimate Spider-Man .

Rick Jones

Richard Milhouse "Rick" Jones was the young man whose recklessness for the transformation Dr. Bruce Banners was responsible for the Hulk and therefore stood by him as a friend for a long time. Through an emergency call that he had actually sent to the Fantastic Four , the first incarnation of the Avengers was born. Since then, Rick has had numerous adventures with them, the Hulk and the late alien superhero Captain Marvel ; Rick Jones has not only been a "Hulk" himself in the past and is the founder of the Teen Brigade , but he was also associated with the first Captain Marvel and took his place in the Negative Zone when he was on earth.

Rick also took on the role of Captain America's Sidekick Bucky for a short time , was connected to Captain Marvel's son Genis-Vell as he was with his father and financed the Runaways . He is the carrier of the Destiny Force and as such has decided or ended the first Kree-Skrull war and the Destiny War (" War of Fate") , and is the only surviving superpowered member of the Avengers. Rick Jones first appeared in Incredible Hulk # 1 (May 1962).

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Rick Jones has never appeared in any Marvel film; however, his name appears on a list of Bruce Banner's contacts in The Incredible Hulk . He also appears as A-Bomb in the cartoon series Hulk and the team SMASH .

Senator Robert Kelly

Senator Kelly was once a candidate for the White House , but also an avowed antagonist of mutants, who campaigned primarily for state control and registration of mutants ( Uncanny X-Men # 135). For a long time he was an opponent of the "good" mutants like the X-Men , who on at least one occasion saved Kelly's life. But after the terminally ill mutant Pyro sacrificed his life for Kellys, Kelly changed his mind radically and now began to get involved in favor of the mutants. This change of opinion was not received favorably by the radical mutant haters in the States, and one of them eventually shot Kelly as a "traitor" to their cause ( X-Men vol.2 # 108, 2001).

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Kelly appears particularly in cartoon series in which the X-Men play a role. In the real-life version X-Men and its sequel X-Men 2 he was portrayed by Bruce Davison .

Aunt May

May Reilly Parker-Jameson is Peter Parker's aunt . After the death of his parents, she and her husband Ben took Peter into their home, and since Ben's death Peter has been looking after them alone, or vice versa. For the longest time in Parker's career, she didn't know he was Spider-Man, as Peter was very careful not to upset her because of her old age. Only after she had been freed from some of his enemies by Peter, did she learn of his secret, which she accepted with more strength than Peter had feared. She married of all people the father of Peter’s perhaps most fanatical enemy, J. Jonah Jameson, Sr. First Appearance: Amazing Fantasy # 15 (August 1962).

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May Parker is played by Rosemary Harris in the films Spider-Man , Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 .
In The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro , Aunt May is played by Sally Field .
In The First Avenger: Civil War , Spider-Man: Homecoming , Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home , she is played by Marisa Tomei .


Wong is the longtime caretaker of the former Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange and is now doing the same for the New Avengers.

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In the films Doctor Strange , Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame , Wong is played by Benedict Wong and, in contrast to the comics, has magical powers.

See also


  • Alan Cowsill: Marvel Avengers. Lexicon of superheroes. Completed and updated new edition. Dorling Kindersley, Munich 2015, ISBN 978-3-8310-2759-0 . (228 heroes and villains from Abomination to Yondu )
  • Lukas Etter / Thomas Nehrlich / Joanna Nowotny (eds.): Reader superheroes. Theory - History - Media . Bielefeld: transcript 2018. ISBN 978-3-8376-3869-1

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