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Adamantium is a fictional metal alloy appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, and is best known as the substance bonded to the character Wolverine's skeleton and claws.
The Adirondack Mountains form a massif in the northeast of Upstate New York in the United States.
A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) is a fictional terrorist organization in the.
Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division), a fictional peacekeeping and spy agency in a world of superheroes and aliens.
An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft.
Alan Davis (born 1956) is an English writer and artist of comic books, known for his work on titles such as Captain Britain, The Uncanny X-Men, ClanDestine, Excalibur, JLA: The Nail and JLA: Another Nail.
Alchemax is a fictional corporation in Marvel Comics' 2099 universe.
Alpha Flight is a fictional superhero team published by Marvel Comics, noteworthy for being one of the few Canadian superhero teams.
Amazing Adult Fantasy and its retitled final issue, Amazing Fantasy, is an American comic book anthology series published by Marvel Comics from 1961 through 1962, with the latter title revived with superhero features in 1995 and in the 2000s.
Anarchy is the condition of a society, entity, group of people or a single person which does not recognize authority.
An animated series is a set of animated works with a common series title, usually related to one another.
Ant-Man is a 2015 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics characters of the same name: Scott Lang and Hank Pym.
An antagonist is a character, group of characters, institution, or concept that stands in or represents opposition against which the protagonist(s) must contend.
Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole.
In particle physics, antimatter is material composed of antiparticles, which have the same mass as particles of ordinary matter but opposite charges, as well as other particle properties such as lepton and baryon numbers and quantum spin.
Apartheid (an Afrikaans word meaning "the state of being apart", literally "apart-hood") was a system of racial segregation in South Africa enforced through legislation by the National Party (NP), the governing party from 1948 to 1994.
Apocalypse, also known as En Sabah Nur, is a fictional supervillain that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Asgard is the name of a fictional realm and its capital city within the Marvel Comics universe.
Assassination is the murder of a prominent person, often but not always a political leader or ruler, usually for political reasons or payment.
Utopia is the name of the separatist mutant homeland created by the X-Men from the remains of Asteroid M which is the name of several fictional settings, each an asteroid converted by the mutant Magneto into his home/orbiting base, in the Marvel Comics Universe.
Astrology consists of several pseudoscientific systems of divination based on the premise that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world.
Atlantis (Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, "island of Atlas") is a fictional island mentioned within an allegory on the hubris of nations in Plato's works Timaeus and Critias, where it represents the antagonist naval power that besieges "Ancient Athens", the pseudo-historic embodiment of Plato's ideal state (see The Republic).
Attilan is a fictional country appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Avalon (Ynys Afallon; probably from afal, meaning "apple") is a legendary island featured in the Arthurian legend.
Otherworld is a fictional dimension in the Marvel Comics Marvel Universe.
The Avengers are a fictional team of superheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Avengers Assemble is an American animated television series based on the fictional Marvel Comics superhero team, the Avengers, which has been designed to capitalize on the success of the 2012 film, The Avengers.
Avengers Mansion is a location in Marvel Comics.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
A barbarian is a human who is perceived to be uncivilized or primitive.
Baron Wolfgang von Strucker is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Baron Zemo is the name of two fictional characters, both supervillains, in various Marvel Comics comic books, notably Captain America and the Avengers.
The Baxter Building is a fictitious 35-story office building in Manhattan whose five upper floors house the Fantastic Four's headquarters in Marvel Comics.
Belasco is a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics Universe.
Beta Flight is a fictional superhero team owned by Marvel Comics that exists in that company's Marvel Universe.
Beta Ray Bill is a fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The Beyond Corporation© is a fictional multinational corporation that appears in the comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The Beyonder is a fictional cosmic entity appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Black Air is a fictional former Governmental Intelligence department founded and operating primarily within the United Kingdom in the Marvel Universe, initially as an adjunct to the Ministry of Defence.
Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Dane Whitman is a fictional comic book superhero appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, the company's third person to bear the name Black Knight.
The Black Panther (T'Challa) is a fictional superhero that appears in publications by Marvel Comics.
Black Spectre has two meanings in the Marvel Universe.
The Blackbird (also nicknamed X-Jet) is the aircraft used by the fictional superhero team the X-Men.
Blackjack, also known as twenty-one, is the most widely played casino banking game in the world.
Bolivar Trask is a fictional supervillain appearing in publications by Marvel Comics.
The Brotherhood of Mutants, originally known as the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, is a fictional Marvel Comics supervillain team devoted to mutant superiority over normal humans.
Cable (Nathan Summers) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, most commonly in association with X-Force and the X-Men.
Captain America is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Captain America's shield is a fictional item appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in the comic books published by Marvel Comics.
In Marvel Comics, the Captain Britain Corps is a league of super-heroes all known as, or appear as an alternative version of, Captain Britain.
The Chechen Republic (tɕɪˈtɕɛnskəjə rʲɪˈspublʲɪkə; Нохчийн Республика, Noxçiyn Respublika), commonly referred to as Chechnya (p; Нохчийчоь, Noxçiyçö), also spelled Chechnia or Chechenia, sometimes referred to as Ichkeria (lit land of minerals), is a federal subject (a republic) of Russia.
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid.
Christopher S. "Chris" Claremont (born November 25, 1950) is a British-born American comic book writer and novelist, known for his 1975–1991 stint on Uncanny X-Men, far longer than that of any other writer, during which he is credited with developing strong female characters, and with introducing complex literary themes into superhero narratives, turning the once underachieving comic into one of Marvel’s most popular series.
Christian terrorism comprises terrorist acts by groups or individuals who profess Christian motivations or goals.
Chthon is a fictional character, a demonic Elder God in the Marvel Comics Universe.
The Church of Humanity is an anti-mutant, Christian-based religious sect/hate group in the Marvel Universe.
A city is a large and permanent human settlement.
A clandestine cell structure is a method for organizing a group of people ranging from resistance fighters or terrorists in such a way that it can more effectively resist penetration by an opposing organization (e.g., a law enforcement organization).
Colorado is a U.S. state encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
Columbia University (officially Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City.
Conan is a fictional character based on Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian.
A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth.
A corporation is a company or group of people authorized to act as a single entity (legally a person) and recognized as such in law.
The Cosmic Cube is the name of a fictional object that appears in the Marvel Universe.
The Cotati are a fictional alien race in the Marvel Universe.
Count Nefaria is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
In ordinary language, the term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state.
Cross Technological Enterprises (often referred to as Cross Tech or C.T.E.) is a fictional corporation in the Marvel Comics universe.
The Daily Bugle (at one time The DB) is a fictional New York City tabloid newspaper that is a regular fixture in the Marvel Universe, most prominently in Spider-Man comic titles and their derivative media.
Dakimh the Enchanter is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.
The Danger Room is a fictional training facility built for the X-Men of Marvel Comics as part of the various incarnations of the X-Mansion.
Daredevil is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The Darkhold, also known as The Book of Sins, is a fictional book (a grimoire) in the Marvel Comics universe.
Darren Agonistes Cross is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Deadpool (Wade Wilson) is a fictional antihero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
"Decimation" is a storyline published by Marvel Comics in 2005, spinning off from the House of M limited series.
The Defenders is the name of a number of Marvel Comics superhero groups which are usually presented as a "non-team" of individualistic "outsiders", each known for following their own agendas.
A demon, daemon (from Koine Greek δαιμόνιον daimonion), or fiend is a supernatural, often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, fiction, mythology and folklore.
The Department of National Defence (Ministère de la Défense nationale), commonly abbreviated as DND, is a Canadian government department responsible for defending Canada's interests and values at home and abroad.
The Deviants are a fictional race of superhumans in Marvel Comics.
Dirk Anger is a satirical Marvel Comics character appearing in the book Nextwave.
District X, also known as Mutant Town or the Middle East Side, is a fictional location in Marvel Comics.
Doctor Victor Von Doom is a fictional supervillain that appears in publications by Marvel Comics.
Doctor Faustus (Johann Fennhoff) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, usually as an adversary of Captain America.
Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange, best known under his alias Doctor Strange, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Druig is a fictional character appearing in the comic books published by Marvel Comics.
In the fictional Marvel Comics multiverse, Earth-616 or Earth 616 is the name used to identify the primary continuity in which most Marvel Comics titles take place.
The Ebony Blade is a fictional enchanted sword in the Marvel Comics universe.
An ecosystem is a community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment (things like air, water and mineral soil), interacting as a system.
Edwin Jarvis is a supporting character in the Marvel Comics titles The Avengers, Iron Man, and Spider-Man.
Elektra Natchios, usually referred to only by her first name Elektra, is a fictional character appearing in publications from Marvel Comics.
Emma Grace Frost is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, most commonly in association with the X-Men.
Empire State University (also known as ESU) is a fictional university in the Marvel Comics Universe, a mixture of New York University and Columbia University (whose campus was used in the film adaptations).
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
The Eternals are a fictional race of superhumans in the Marvel Comics universe.
Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.
The Everglades are a natural region of tropical wetlands in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Florida, comprising the southern half of a large watershed.
Evil, in a general context, is taken as the absence or complete opposite of that which is ascribed as being good.
Excalibur is a Marvel Comics superhero group, an offshoot of the X-Men, usually based in the United Kingdom.
The Exiles are a group of fictional characters that feature in three Marvel Comics series, Exiles, New Exiles, and Exiles vol.
The Eye of Agamotto is a fictional mystical item appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, in particular those featuring Doctor Strange.
The Fantastic Four is a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The group debuted in The Fantastic Four #1 (cover dated Nov. 1961), which helped to usher in a new level of realism in the medium. The Fantastic Four was the first superhero team created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby, who developed a collaborative approach to creating comics with this title that they would use from then on. The four individuals traditionally associated with the Fantastic Four, who gained superpowers after exposure to cosmic rays during a scientific mission to outer space, are Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards), a scientific genius and the leader of the group, who can stretch his body into incredible lengths and shapes; the Invisible Woman (Susan "Sue" Storm), who eventually married Reed, who can render herself invisible and later project powerful force fields; the Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Sue's younger brother, who can generate flames, surround himself with them and fly; and the monstrous Thing (Ben Grimm), their grumpy but benevolent friend, a former college football star and Reed's college roommate as well as a good pilot, who possesses superhuman strength and endurance due to the nature of his stone-like flesh. As the first superhero team title produced by Marvel Comics, it formed a cornerstone of the company's 1960s rise from a small division of a publishing company to a pop culture conglomerate. The title would go on to showcase the talents of comics creators such as Roy Thomas, John Buscema, George Pérez, John Byrne, Steve Englehart, Walt Simonson, and Tom DeFalco, and is one of several Marvel titles originating in the Silver Age of Comic Books that was continuously published through 2015. Ever since their original 1961 introduction, the Fantastic Four have been portrayed as a somewhat dysfunctional, yet loving, family. Breaking convention with other comic book archetypes of the time, they would squabble and hold grudges both deep and petty, and eschewed anonymity or secret identities in favor of celebrity status. The team is also well known for its recurring encounters with characters such as the villainous monarch Doctor Doom, the planet-devouring Galactus, the sea-dwelling prince Namor, the spacefaring Silver Surfer, and the shape-changing alien Skrulls. The Fantastic Four have been adapted into other media, including four animated series and four live-action films.
The comic book stories published by Marvel Comics since the 1940s have featured several noteworthy concepts besides its fictional characters, such as unique places and artifacts.
The Fisk Towers is a front for the Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)'s public ventures as well as a base of operations for his criminal activities, until was destroyed by a reactive Reverbium.
The Flag-Smasher is the name used by two fictional supervillains appearing in the Marvel Comics universe.
Florida is a state in the southeast United States, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida.
The Fomor, also known as Fomore or Fomorians, are fictional characters in the Marvel Universe.
In fictional works, a force field, sometimes known as an energy shield, force shield, or deflector shield, is a barrier made of energy or particles.
Four Freedoms Plaza is a fictional structure in the Manhattan of the Marvel Universe; it served as the replacement headquarters for the Fantastic Four when their original dwelling, the Baxter Building, was destroyed by Kristoff Vernard, the adoptive son of Doctor Doom.
Freedom Force is the name of two teams within Marvel Comics' universe.
Galactus is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Gamma Flight is the name of two fictional Canadian teams of superheroes in the Marvel Comics Universe.
Genocide is the systematic elimination of all or a significant part of a racial, ethnic, religious, cultural or national group.
Genosha is a fictional country appearing in American comic book series published by Marvel Comics.
Ghost Rider is a fictional superhero that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
In monotheism and henotheism, God is conceived as the Supreme Being and principal object of faith.
Several characters in many Marvel Comics stories have been referred to as gods.
In religion, ethics, and philosophy, "good and evil" is a very common dichotomy.
A government or state agency, often an appointed commission, is a permanent or semi-permanent organization in the machinery of government that is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions, such as an intelligence agency.
The Grand Director (William BurnsideCaptain America #602), also known as the Captain America of the 1950s, is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe.
Graydon Creed is a fictional character created by writer Scott Lobdell and artist Brandon Peterson.
Greece (Ελλάδα), officially the Hellenic Republic (Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία) and known since ancient times as Hellas (Greek: Ελλάς), is a country located in southeastern Europe.
The Green Goblin is the alias of several supervillains appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Greenwich Village, often referred to by locals as simply "the Village", is a neighborhood on the west side of Lower Manhattan, New York City.
A grimoire is a textbook of magic, typically including instructions on how to create magical objects like talismans and amulets, how to perform magical spells, charms and divination and also how to summon or invoke supernatural entities such as angels, spirits, and demons.
The original Guardians of the Galaxy are a fictional superhero team that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
H.A.M.M.E.R. is a fictional espionage and law enforcement agency in the Marvel Comics Universe led by Norman Osborn.
A hamlet is a type of settlement.
Hardwire is a comic book villain that appears in the Malibu Comics Ultraverse series Hardcase.
In both crime and law, hate crime (also known as bias-motivated crime) is a usually violent, prejudice motivated crime that occurs when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her perceived membership in a certain social group.
Hawaii (locally,; Hawaii) is the 50th and most recent U.S. state to join the United States, having joined on August 21, 1959.
Hawkeye (Clint Barton) is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Headknocker is a comic book villain that appeared in the Malibu Comic's Ultraverse book Hardcase.
The Helicarrier, a fictional flying aircraft carrier, is the signature capital ship of the fictional intelligence/defense agency S.H.I.E.L.D., usually shown in Marvel Comics-published comic book magazines.
Hell's Kitchen, also known as Clinton and Midtown West, is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, between 34th Street in the south, 59th Street in the north, Eighth Avenue in the east, and the Hudson River to the west.
Hellfire Club was a name for several exclusive clubs for high society rakes established in Britain and Ireland in the 18th century.
The Hellfire Club is a fictional society within the Marvel Comics Universe that often comes into confrontation with the mutant superhero team, the X-Men.
There have been several groups of fictional hellions in Marvel Comics.
The High Evolutionary is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The Himalayas or Himalaya (or; हिमालय, Nepali: हिमालय, Hindi: हिमालय, ہمالیہ; from Sanskrit hima (snow) + ālaya (dwelling), literally meaning "abode of snow") is a mountain range in South Asia and East Asia which separates the Indo-Gangetic Plain from the Tibetan Plateau.
Howard Victor Chaykin (born October 7, 1950) is an American comic book writer and artist famous for his innovative storytelling and sometimes controversial material.
Howard Stark is an American fictional comic book character who appears in books published by Marvel Comics, usually as a background character in stories featuring his son, Tony Stark (aka Iron Man).
The Hulk is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The Human Torch is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Humanity's Last Stand was a Marvel Comics radical anti-mutant fringe group and enemies of the X-Men.
Hydra is a fictional terrorist organization appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Immortality is the ability to live forever or eternal life.
Immortus (Nathaniel Richards) is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.
Infinity is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Infinity Crusade is a six-issue comic book limited series published by Marvel Comics in 1993.
Infinity Gems, originally referred to as Soul Gems, are six immensely powerful fictional gems appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The Inhumans are a fictional race of superhumans which appears in various American comic book series published by Marvel Comics.
Iron Fist (Daniel "Danny" Rand) is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Iron Man (Tony Stark) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, as well as its associated media.
Iron Man, also known as Iron Man: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series based on Marvel Comics' superhero Iron Man.
Iron Man's armor is a fictional powered exoskeleton appearing in American comic books published by Marvel comics and is worn by comic book superhero Tony Stark when he assumes the identity of Iron Man.
John Jonah Jameson, Jr. is a supporting character of Spider-Man in the.
Jack Kirby (August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994), born Jacob Kurtzberg, was an American comic book artist, writer, and editor widely regarded as one of the medium's major innovators and one of its most prolific and influential creators.
Jamie Delano (born 1954 in Northampton) is a British comics writer.
Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally or Nihon-koku, "State of Japan") is an island country in East Asia.
"Jaspers' Warp", also known as "Crooked World", was a Marvel UK storyline featuring primarily the character Captain Britain.
Jennifer Kale is a fictional character, a sorceress in the Marvel Comics universe.
A jungle is land covered with dense vegetation dominated by trees.
Justin Hammer is a fictional character that has appeared in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Kamuu is the name of two fictional characters in the Marvel Universe.
Kang the Conqueror is a fictional supervillain that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The Kingpin (real name Wilson Fisk) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Korrek is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.
The Kree, also known as the Ruul, are a fictional scientifically and technologically advanced militaristic alien race appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Latveria is a fictional nation in the.
The Legacy Virus is a fictional plague appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, in particular those featuring the X-Men.
Limbo, may refer to several fictional locations in titles published by Marvel Comics.
This is a list of alien races that appear in Marvel Comics.
The following is a list of fictional prisons, asylums, institutions, planets, and alternate dimensions which have been used to imprison humans, superhumans, and nonhumans in various fictional comic book universes.
This is a list of designated terrorist groups by national governments, former governments and inter-governmental organizations, where the proscription has a significant effect on the group's activities.
La Bandera is a mutant whose first appearance was in Wolverine vol.
The Marvel Comics universe hosts a number of demons, many of whom are at times at conflict with gods and angels.
The Marvel Comics multiverse contains an infinite number of universes.
In fluid dynamics, the Mach number (M or Ma) is a dimensionless quantity representing the ratio of flow velocity past a boundary to the local speed of sound.
Mad scientist (also mad doctor or mad professor) is a caricature of a scientist who is described as "mad" or "insane" owing to a combination of unusual or unsettling personality traits and the unabashedly ambitious, taboo and/or hubristic nature of their experiments.
Madagascar (or; Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar (Repoblikan'i Madagasikara; République de Madagascar), and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa.
Madame Masque, real name Whitney Frost and also known as Masque, is a fictional character, a supervillain that has appeared in various comic book series published by Marvel Comics.
The Principality of Madripoor is a fictional island located in Southeast Asia in the Marvel Comics universe.
Maelstrom is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
A mafia is a type of organized crime syndicate whose primary activities are protection racketeering, the arbitration of disputes between criminals, and the organizing and oversight of illegal agreements and transactions.
The Maggia is a fictional international crime syndicate that has appeared in various comic book series published by Marvel Comics.
Magic in fiction is the endowing of fictional characters or objects with magical powers.
A magician, wizard, witch, or mage is someone who uses or practices magic derived from supernatural or occult sources.
Magma (real name Amara Juliana Olivians Aquilla; also known as Alison Crestmere) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics series New Mutants, also associated with various X-Men-related comics.
Magneto is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men.
Malekith the Accursed is a fictional character, a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The Man-Thing (Dr. Theodore "Ted" Sallis) is a fictional monster appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The Mandarin is a fictional supervillain that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Mandrill is a fictional character, a mutant supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe.
The Marauders is a team of fictional supervillain characters in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The Marin Headlands is a hilly peninsula at the southernmost end of Marin County, California, USA, located just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge, which connects the two counties and peninsulas.
Marvel Worldwide Inc., commonly referred to as Marvel Comics and formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, is an American publisher of comic books and related media.
Marvel Spotlight is the name of several comic book series published by Marvel Comics as a try-out book for new characters.
Marvel Two-In-One was an American comic book series published by Marvel Comics that featured the Fantastic Four member, the Thing, in a different team-up each issue with a different character.
The Marvel Universe is the fictional shared universe where the stories in most American comic book titles and other media published by Marvel Entertainment take place.
Master Khan is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.
Mephisto is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
A mercenary is a person who takes part in an armed conflict who is not a national or a party to the conflict and is "motivated to take part in the hostilities by the desire for private gain".
Merlyn is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe.
MI-13, sometimes written MI13 or MI: 13, is a fictional British intelligence agency in the Marvel Comics universe, operating out of Portwell House in Whitehall.
Micromax (Scott Wright) is a fictional character, a mutant superhero of the Marvel universe.
The Micronauts comic books featuring a group of characters based on the Mego Micronauts toy line.
Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Mister Sinister, or just Sinister, is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Mjolnir is a fictional weapon appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is the favored weapon of the superhero Thor.
Mojo is a fictional character, a super villain appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, usually those featuring the X-Men family of characters.
The Moon (in Greek: Selene, in Latin: Luna) is Earth's only natural satellite.
Moon Knight is a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Morgan le Fay is a fictional supervillain in Marvel Comics who is loosely based on the Morgan le Fay of Arthurian legend.
The Morlocks are a group of several fictional comic book mutants associated with the X-Men in the Marvel Comics universe.
Mount Olympus (Όλυμπος; also transliterated as Olympos, and on Greek maps, Oros Olympos) is the highest mountain in Greece and the second highest mountain in the Balkans.
A multinational corporation (MNC) or multinational enterprise is an organization that owns or controls production of goods or services in one or more countries other than their home country.
A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, towns, townships, charter townships, villages, and boroughs.
In American comic books published by Marvel Comics, a mutant is an organism (usually otherwise human) who possesses a genetic trait called an X-gene that allows the mutant to naturally develop superhuman powers and abilities.
The Mutant Liberation Front, or MLF, is a Marvel Comics supervillain group, primarily enemies of X-Force.
"Mutant Massacre" was a major Marvel Comics crossover storyline, which took place during late 1986.
Mys-Tech were a shadowy Faustian organisation who acted as the main villains in a range of, initially successful but short-lived comics, launched in the US by Marvel UK in the 1990s.
Mysticism is "a constellation of distinctive practices, discourses, texts, institutions, traditions, and experiences aimed at human transformation, variously defined in different traditions." The term "mysticism" has Ancient Greek origins with various historically determined meanings.
The National Force was a fictional organization in the Marvel Universe.
Nationalism is essentially a shared group feeling in the significance of a geographical and sometimes demographic region seeking independence for its culture and/or ethnicity that holds that group together, this can be expressed as a belief or political ideology that involves an individual identifying with, or becoming attached to, one's nation.
National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus), more commonly known as Nazism, is the ideology and practice associated with the 20th-century German Nazi Party and Nazi state as well as other far-right groups.
Necrom is a fictional character created by Alan Davis for Marvel Comics.
The Negative Zone is a fictional setting, an antimatter universe depicted in publications from Marvel Comics, most frequently in Fantastic Four and Captain Marvel.
Neo-fascism is a post–World War II ideology that includes significant elements of fascism.
The New Men are a fictional Marvel Comics universe group of hyper-evolved animals created by the High Evolutionary.
The New Mutants is a group of teenaged mutant superheroes-in-training appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
New York is a state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.
Nextwave is a humorous comic book series by Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen, published by Marvel Comics between 2006 and 2007.
Colonel Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Fury is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Niflheim (or Niflheimr) ("Mist Home", the "Abode of Mist" or "Mist World") is one of the Nine Worlds and is a location in Norse mythology which overlaps with the notions of Niflhel and Hel.
A or was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan.
Norman Osborn is a fictional supervillain that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
North Salem is a town in the northeast part of Westchester County, New York, United States.
Olympia is a fictional city in the Marvel Universe.
Olympus, in comics, may refer to.
Omega Flight is the name used by four teams of fictional characters with superpowers in the Marvel Universe, one of the few Canadian teams published by an American comic book company.
Orange is the colour between red and yellow on the spectrum of light, and in the traditional colour wheel used by painters.
The Orb of Agamotto is a fictional magical item in the Marvel Comics universe.
Organized crime is a category of transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals, who intend to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for money and profit.
Oscorp, also known as Oscorp Industries, is a fictional multi-billion dollar multinational corporation in Marvel Comics.
The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth's oceanic divisions.
A parallel universe is a hypothetical self-contained separate reality co-existing with one's own.
A paramilitary is a semi-militarized force whose organizational structure, training, subculture, and (often) function are similar to those of a professional military, and which is not included as part of a state's formal armed forces.
Parker Industries (also known as Parker Tech) is a fictional multibillion-dollar conglomerate in Marvel Comics.
Petroleum (L. petroleum, from early 15c. "petroleum, rock oil" (mid-14c. in Anglo-French), from Medieval Latin petroleum, from petra: "rock" + ''oleum'': "oil".) is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface, which is commonly refined into various types of fuels.
Phillip J. "Phil" Coulson is a fictional character portrayed by American actor Clark Gregg in the films and TV series of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which share the same fictional universe.
Planets in science fiction are fictional planets that appear in various media, especially those of the science fiction genre, as story-settings or depicted locations.
Pocket Books is a division of Simon & Schuster that primarily publishes paperback books.
A pocket universe is a concept in inflationary theory, proposed by Alan Guth.
The President of the United States of America (POTUS) is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States.
A priest or priestess (feminine) (from Greek πρεσβύτερος presbýteros through Latin presbyter, "elder", or from Old High German priast, prest, from Vulgar Latin "prevost" "one put over others", from Latin praepositus "person placed in charge"), is a person authorized to perform the sacred rituals of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and one or more deities.
A prison, correctional facility, penitentiary, gaol (Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales), or jail is a facility in which inmates are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state as a form of punishment.
A protest (also called a remonstrance, remonstration or demonstration) is an expression of bearing witness on behalf of an express cause by words or actions with regard to particular events, policies or situations.
Kevin MacTaggert, best known as Proteus and also called Mutant X, is a Marvel Comics character, associated with the X-Men.
Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders.
The Punisher is a fictional antihero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The Purifiers, also known as the Stryker Crusade, are a fictional paramilitary/terrorist organization in the Marvel Comics universe and enemies of the X-Men.
Quasar is the name of several fictional superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe.
Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Racism consists of ideologies and practices that seek to justify, or cause, the unequal distribution of privileges, rights, or goods amongst, or otherwise exhibit hatred or prejudice towards, different racial groups.
Ralph Macchio (born December 28) is an American comic book editor and writer who has held many positions at Marvel Comics, including executive editor.
The Red Skull is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, and is the archenemy of the superhero Captain America.
Retroactive continuity, or retcon for short, is the alteration of previously established facts in the continuity of a fictional work.
Rikers Island is New York City's main jail complex, as well as the name of the island on which it sits, in the East River between Queens and the mainland Bronx, adjacent to the runways of LaGuardia Airport.
Rom (also known as Rom The Space Knight or Rom: SpaceKnight) is a fictional character, a cosmic superhero in the.
Roma is a fictional character featured in numerous Marvel Comics titles.
Roxxon Energy Corporation (also known as Roxxon, formerly known as Roxxon Oil Company) is the name of a fictional massive petroleum corporation run by various owners.
Runaways is a superhero comic book series published by Marvel Comics.
S.H.I.E.L.D. is a fictional espionage, law-enforcement, and counter-terrorism agency in the Marvel Comics Universe.
S.T.R.I.K.E., an acronym for Special Tactical Reserve for International Key Emergencies, is a fictional comic book counter-terrorism and intelligence agency in the.
S.W.O.R.D. (Sentient World Observation and Response Department) is a fictional counterterrorism and intelligence agency in the.
San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California.
The Sanctum Sanctorum is a fictional building in the Marvel Universe.
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter.
The Savage Land is a hidden fictional prehistoric land within the Marvel Comics Universe.
The Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
The Secret Empire is a fictional organization in Marvel Comics.
A secret society is a club or organization whose activities, events, and inner functioning are concealed from non-members.
Sentience is the ability to feel, perceive, or experience subjectively.
The Sentinels are a fictional variety of mutant-hunting robots, appearing in the Marvel Comics Universe.
The Serpent Crown is a fictional mystical power object which has appeared in various comic book series published by Marvel Comics.
The Serpent Society is a fictional organization of snake-themed supervillains in the Marvel Comics universe.
In Arthurian legend, the Siege Perilous (also known as The Perilous Seat) is a vacant seat at the Round Table reserved by Merlin for the knight who would one day be successful in the quest for the Holy Grail.
Silver Sable (Silver Sablinova) is a fictional antihero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with Spider-Man.
The Silver Surfer is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books and other publications produced by Marvel Comics.
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the ''Lion City'', the ''Garden City'', and the ''Red Dot'', is a leading global city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.
The Skrulls are a fictional race of extraterrestrial shapeshifters that appear in publications by Marvel Comics.
The Sons of the Serpent are a fictional supervillain group in the Marvel Comics universe.
The soul, in many religious, philosophical and mythological traditions, is the incorporeal and, in many conceptions, immortal essence of a living thing.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (a) abbreviated to USSR (r) or shortened to the Soviet Union (p), was a Marxist–Leninist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991.
Spider-Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics existing in its shared universe.
Spider-Man, also known as Spider-Man: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series which based on the Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man.
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends is an American animated television series produced by Marvel Productions starring established Marvel Comics characters Spider-Man and Iceman and an original character, Firestar.
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is a fictional superheroine that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber, December 28, 1922) is an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.
Stark Industries, later also known as Stark International, Stark Innovations, Stark/Fujikawa, Stark Enterprises and Stark Resilient, is a fictional multi-billion dollar Conglomerate owned and run by businessman Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark, also known as Iron Man.
The Stark Tower Complex is a fictional high-rise building complex which appears in publications by Marvel Comics.
A starship, starcraft or interstellar spacecraft is a theoretical spacecraft designed for traveling between stars, as opposed to a vehicle designed for orbital spaceflight or interplanetary travel.
Stephen J. "Steve" DitkoBell, Blake.
Stephen Ross "Steve" Gerber (September 20, 1947 – February 10, 2008) was an American comic book writer best known as co-creator of the satiric Marvel Comics character Howard the Duck.
Subterranea is a fictional realm far beneath the Earth's surface in the Marvel Comics universe.
In modern popular fiction, a superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a type of heroic character possessing extraordinary talents, supernatural phenomena, or superhuman powers and is dedicated to a moral goal or protecting the public.
Superhuman qualities are qualities that exceed those found in humans.
Art from Civil War #1, by Steve McNiven. --> The (Anti-)Superhuman Restraint Unit is a fictional special operations unit of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the Marvel Comics universe designed by penciller, Howard Chaykin.
A supervillain or supervillainess is a criminal variant of the villainous stock character archetype commonly found in American comic books and sometimes possesses superhuman abilities.
A supraorganization is an organization whose members or stakeholders are organizations rather than individuals.
Surtur is a fictional demon that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics, usually as a villain in stories featuring the Norse hero Thor.
Survivalism is a movement of individuals or groups (called survivalists or preppers) who are actively preparing for emergencies, including possible disruptions in social or political order, on scales from local to international.
Symkaria is a fictional Eastern European country created by Tom DeFalco for the Marvel Universe.
Taurus is the name of different characters in Marvel Comics.
Terrax the Tamer is a fictional character that appears in the comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The Terrigen Mist is a fictional substance in stories published by Marvel Comics, particularly those that feature the Inhumans, a fictional race of superhumans.
Terrorism is any act designed to cause terror.
In geometry, the tesseract is the four-dimensional analog of the cube; the tesseract is to the cube as the cube is to the square.
The Amazing Spider-Man (abbreviated as ASM) is an American comic book series published by Marvel Comics, featuring the adventures of the fictional superhero Spider-Man.
Marvel's The Avengers (classified under the name Marvel Avengers Assemble in the United Kingdom and Ireland), or simply The Avengers, is a 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! is an American animated television series by Marvel Animation in cooperation with Film Roman, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers.
The Berkshires, is a highland geologic region located in the western parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut, although the term "Berkshires" is normally used by locals in reference to the portion of the mountain range that lies within Massachusetts.
"The Dark Phoenix Saga" is an extended X-Men storyline in the fictional, focusing on Jean Grey and the Phoenix Force.
The Hand is a fictional supervillain organization in the Marvel Comics universe.
The "Kree-Skrull War" is a story arc that was written by Roy Thomas, and drawn by Sal Buscema, Neal Adams, and John Buscema.
Thog the Nether-Spawn, Overmaster of Sominus is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics universe.
In Norse mythology, Thor (from Old Norse Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing, healing and fertility.
Thor is a fictional superhero that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Time is a measure in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future, and also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them.
In the Marvel Universe, Saturn's moon Titan is the fictional home of the Titanian Eternals.
Transia (Official name: Republic of Transia) is a fictional European country on the Earth of the Marvel Universe.
Tyler Stone is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe.
U.S. Agent is a fictional comic book superhero appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, usually those starring Captain America and the Avengers.
The Ultimate Nullifier is a device of immense power in Marvel Comics.
The Ultraverse was a comic book imprint published by the American company Malibu Comics.
Uncanny X-Men, originally published as The X-Men, is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics since 1963, and is the longest-running series in the X-Men comics franchise.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is a U.S. federal law enforcement agency within the U.S. Department of Justice (see). The office of U.S. Marshals is the oldest American federal law enforcement agency.
The Universe is all of time and space and its contents.
A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (also known as tertiary preparation and usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, tertiary prep, or prep school) is a secondary school, either public or private, designed to prepare students for a college or university education.
The Vault is the widely used nickname in Marvel Comics of a fictional defunct prison facility for technological-based superhuman criminals (predominantly supervillains).
Vibranium is a fictional metal that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and also known in Vietnam as Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
A vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft is one that can hover, take off, and land vertically.
Wakanda is a fictional nation in the Marvel Universe.
Wasp (Janet van Dyne), also known as the Winsome Wasp, is a fictional superheroine that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Weapon X is a fictional clandestine government genetic research facility project appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The West Coast Avengers is a fictional group of superheroes that appear in publications published by Marvel Comics.
Westchester County is a county in the U.S. state of New York.
Colonel William "Bill" Stryker, M.D. is a fictional comic book supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe, and enemy of the X-Men.
Wolverine is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men.
Wolverine and the X-Men is an American cartoon series by Marvel Animation.
The X-Mansion is the common name for Professor Xavier's mansion.
The X-Men are a fictional team of superheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (Marvel Graphic Novel #5) is a graphic novel published in 1982 by Marvel Comics, starring their popular superhero team the X-Men.
"X-Men: Messiah Complex" (also known as "Messiah CompleX") is an American comic book crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics from October 2007 to January 2008, which ran through the various X-Men books.
X2 (often promoted as X2: X-Men United, or internationally as X-Men 2) is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics, distributed by 20th Century Fox.
Yu-Ti is a fictional character in Marvel Comics.
Zero-point energy, also called quantum vacuum zero-point energy, is the lowest possible energy that a quantum mechanical physical system may have; it is the energy of its ground state.
In both astrology and historical astronomy, the zodiac (Greek: ζῳδιακός, zōidiakos) is a circle of twelve 30° divisions of celestial longitude that are centered upon the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year.
Zodiac is the name of four groups of fictional characters that appear in publications by Marvel Comics.
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