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Dorothy Walker is a fictional character in Marvel Comics. She was created by Otto Binder and Ruth Atkinson and first appeared in Miss America Magazine #2 (November 1944). She was reintroduced in The Defenders #89 (November 1980) by David Michelinie and Mike Harris as a radical departure from her initial conception.
Dorothy Walker was introduced as Betty Walker, the typical doting mother of Patsy Walker. This existence was revealed to have been a comic book written by Dorothy and loosely inspired by the teenage Patsy's life. Because of this Patsy was cared for by their housekeeper Dolly Donahue. While Dorothy bathed in the success of her comic, Patsy loathed it and their relationship was heavily strained. When she divorced her husband, Joshua, she got custody of Patsy and her brother Mickey due to her wealth.
Dorothy did not approve of Patsy's marriage to Buzz Baxter and when the two ended up divorcing, Dorothy lost contact with her daughter. Years later, Dorothy was stricken with cancer and died before she got to see Patsy again. Patsy realized that despite her mother's sometimes cold attitude towards her, she was doing everything she could to forgive her. Unbeknownst to her, Dorothy attempted to make a deal with the demon Avarrish. In exchange for Patsy's soul, Dorothy would be restored to life without cancer. However, Avarrish failed and Dorothy remained dead.
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In season 1's "AKA I've Got the Blues", Dorothy is shown exploiting her teenage daughter in a Disney Channel-esque show called It's Patsy. She adopts Jessica Jones into their family to make Trish's image more likable. In an effort to stop Dorothy from forcing Trish to vomit, Jessica tosses Dorothy across the room exposing her powers to her. Years later, Dorothy works at Stars & Tykes Talent Agency where her relationship with Trish is much worse than before. She claims to want to 'amend' their relationship when she really wants to exploit Trish's talk show host fame. Nevertheless, she helps Trish and Jessica out by digging up a file on the mysterious IGH.
In season 2, Dorothy again impedes on Trish's life, though she approves of her daughter's relationship with ZCN reporter Griffin Sinclair. Later, it is revealed that she helped Griffin set up an elaborate proposal for Trish. When Trish turns him down, Dorothy berates her and Trish finally steps up to her mother and slaps her, telling her that she no longer wants the life that she was molded for. It is revealed that Dorothy was somewhat indirectly responsible for the death of Jessica's boyfriend Stirling. After escaping the IGH clinic, Alisa approaches Dorothy on the streets, claiming to be Jessica's math teacher. The two briefly connect over the difficulty of handling their daughters, and Alisa tells Dorothy where Jessica lives afterwards. When Trish ends up in the hospital due to Dr. Karl Malus's experiments, Dorothy meets with Jessica and admits that she does not blame her for Trish's decisions as they are the only family left. Later, Alisa tries to attack Trish at the hospital, killing Detective Sunday in the process, at which point Dorothy goes back to blaming Jessica, even though she inadvertently revealed Trish's location on the news. She continues watching over Trish, but is called out by Detective Costa, allowing Trish to escape the hospital.
Samson is a German Shepherd. The character, created by Dan Slott, Paulo Siqueira and Ronan Cliquet, first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #654 (April 2011). As General Brad Dodge's pet dog at the Project Rebirth headquarters in Washington, D.C., Samson temporarily bonded with the Venom symbiote during the Spider-Island storyline.
Another German Shepherd, created by Zeb Wells and Clayton Crain, first appeared in Carnage, U.S.A. #2 (March 2012) where the character eventually bonds with multiple symbiotes, similar to Hybrid. Mercury Team's dog trained with extensively as a symbiotically enhanced duo with Chief petty officer Marcus Simms in Doverton, Colorado. Although the Mercury Team's human members were killed by Carnage, the group's mascot survived and help Deadpool defeat its host Cletus Kasady. After helping Deadpool, the dog is bonded with four different symbiotes to return to the government.
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Ward is a C.I.A. agent named Sentry who, with Seeker (Arthur Stacy) and Ranger, infiltrates HYDRA to destroy their alien experiments. Sentry is actually a double agent and Stacy and Ranger are forced to try and kill him. During the scuffle, Sentry is contaminated with an alien virus, the "Z'Nox", and becomes an amnesiac. Sentry reestablishes himself as Stewart Ward and becomes a successful senator for New York, secretly working to spread the alien virus. Eventually, Spider-Man and Stacy hit him with a pathogen that causes him to explode into an antidote, curing the infected.
Stewart Ward in other media
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. features a character loosely based on Stewart named Christian Ward, depicted as Grant Ward and Thomas Ward's sadistic older brother and a candidate for the U.S. Senate. The character first appears in the episode "The Well" and was played by Tim DeKay as an adult and Alex Neustaedter as a child.
As a child, he tortured his younger brothers, at one point forcing Grant to throw Thomas in a well to drown, and made Grant torture Thomas and later convinced Grant that everything was his fault.
Years later, Christian entered politics, where he sought to locate and shut down S.H.I.E.L.D., In "A Fractured House," becoming more determined when a Hydra agent claims to be a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in an attempt to villainize them. Phil Coulson finally confronts Christian and offers to give up Grant in exchange for Christian supporting them. Christian publicly reveals the truth about his connection to Grant and tells the public that Hydra is real. Grant later escapes and ambushes Christian at the Ward family's summer house, forcing him to confess to the wrongs he did as a child. Grant then takes him to meet with their parents, only to kill all three of them offscreen and plant audio of the confession to make it look like a murder-suicide.
Raymond Warren is a fictional character appearing American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962). He is a science teacher of Midtown High School in Queens, New York. He had a multi-faceted attitude towards his top student Peter Parker, and in fact was the cause of Spider-Man's early adventures against the Tinkerer, and the Living Brain. He is also the brother of Professor Miles Warren (aka the supervillain Jackal).
Raymond Warren in other media
- The character appears in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series, voiced by Brian George. This version is renamed Aaron Warren and is depicted as East Indian, though he maintains his role as a science teacher at Midtown High School.
- Raymond Warren appears as a recurring villain in the 2010s Spider-Man animated series, voiced by John DiMaggio. In addition to being Gwen Stacy's maternal uncle and father figure, this depiction is a scientist who specializes in genetics and experiments with mixing animal and human DNA, which led to his Jackal alter ego. He has also mastered cloning technology and created numerous clones of himself in case his identity was ever exposed. He first appears in "Osborn Academy", wherein he steals technology even in spite of Spider-Man's interference. He later intervenes in a feud between Herman Schultz and Clayton Cole and steals the pair's Shocker and Clash technology to fight Spider-Man, only to be defeated and forced to flee. In "A Day in the Life", Raymond applies for work at Horizon High, but is turned down by Max Modell due to his old experiments at Empire State University. Before leaving, he pricks Aleksei Sytsevich with a hidden rhinoceros DNA serum. In "Party Animals", Raymond applies for Osborn Academy while Aleksei is transformed into the Rhino. Spider-Man defeats and restores Rhino back to normal, before confronting Raymond at his house, whom Gwen reverts to his human form before he is arrested. In "Ultimate Spider-Man", Raymond's clone is shown to still be imprisoned in his place while the real Raymond hires Spencer Smythe to steal Oscorp's genetically modified spiders. In "The Rise of Doc Ock: Part 3", he turns Aleksei back into the Rhino to transform Osborn Academy's students into Rhino monsters while another clone personally confronts Norman Osborn. In "The Rise of Doc Ock: Part 4", the imprisoned clone explodes in front of Spider-Man and the Ultimate Spider-Man while the real Raymond conspires with Doctor Octopus. His niece, Peter Parker, and Harry Osborn eventually find his secret lab underneath Midtown High School, which hid his army of Jackal clones powered by Oscorp's remaining spiders before they are destroyed by the Sinister Six. The five-part episode "Spider-Island" reveals his lab's destruction released a number of chemicals that mutate New York's population into Man-Spiders. Raymond attempts to take advantage of this, but is foiled by Spider-Man's allies. Raymond later returns in the two-part episode "Generations" during the fight between the Spider Team and the Dark Goblin's team, confronting Ghost-Spider before being defeated by the Ultimate Spider-Man and taken into custody.
|First appearance||X-Men #137 (Sept. 1980)|
|Created by||Chris Claremont and John Byrne|
|Species||Two symbiotically linked sentient mechanoids|
|Abilities||B'nee: electricity generation|
Câcil: gigantic, superhuman strength and durability
|Aliases||B'nee and C'cil|
Warstar is actually two symbiotically linked sentient mechanoids, a small one named B'nee who can generate electricity and a large one named Câcil who is gigantic and immensely strong and durable. B'nee rides on C'cil's back.
Warstar joined in the Imperial Guard's trial by combat with the X-Men to decide the fate of the Phoenix. Warstar was then a traitor who served Lord Samedar, Deathbird, and the Brood in their conspiracy to overthrow Shi'ar Princess-Majestrix Lilandra, and battled the X-Men. After defeating the Brood and the renegades, Lilandra resumed her position as the head of the Shi'ar Empire. Despite most of the Imperial Guard having joined with Deathbird against Lilandra, the team members were pardoned for their actions.
Deathbird later assumed control of the Shi'ar empire, On her behalf, Warstar battled Ch'od of the Starjammers; he was defeated along with the other Imperial Guardsmen by the X-Men and Starjammers.
During Operation Galactic Storm, Warstar fought Captain America in Arizona in an attempt to abduct Rick Jones. Warstar battled Captain America, Iron Man, and Wonder Man during the Kree-Shi'ar War. Warstar was defeated by Gilgamesh and She-Hulk. Incarcerated at Project Pegasus, Warstar comes into contact with fellow Guardsman Hobgoblin. Their teammates Nightside and Scintilla break into Pegasus and free Warstar and Hobogoblin. Hobgoblin impersonates the Kree geneticist Doctor Minerva, and induces the Kree Captain Atlas to accompany him aboard a Shiâar ship, where the Kree are outnumbered by the Imperial Guard, who then claim Captain Marvel's Nega-Bands for themselves.
Years later, in the Maximum Security crossover, Warstar and fellow Guardsmen Hussar, Neutron, and Webwing were charged for their complicity in Deathbird's coup and sent to Earth, which had been turned into an intergalactic prison planet. The quartet joined with a rogue D'Bari in an attack on several X-Men, but were ultimately defeated. When the Maximum Security storyline resolved, all alien prisoners were removed from Earth, and Warstar, Hussar, and Neutron were later seen among the Imperial Guard again.
During the war between Vulcan's regime and the Inhuman-ruled Kree Empire, Warstar was seen menacing Nova Corps Centurions on the Kree planet Kaiphas, but was stopped by Nova Prime Richard Rider. Both B'nee and C'cil were apparently decapitated by the Nova Prime, with B'nee's head completely missing and C'cil's reduced to a smoking mass.
As a mechanoid symbiote, Warstar is difficult to actually kill, and he appears in a number of later Imperial Guard missions, including "Infinity," the "Trial of Jean Grey," "Time Runs Out," and the return of Thanos.
Warstar in other media
Warstar appears as a mini-boss in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, voiced by John Cygan. He appears on the Shi'ar warship and fights the heroes alongside Starbolt. A simulation disk has Wolverine trying to prevent Warstar from blowing up the S.H.I.E.L.D. Omega base. He does not speak much when he and Starbolt fight the heroes, but speaks a lot during Wolverine's simulation disk.
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Anna May Watson is a fictional character, a supporting character of Spider-Man. The character, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #15. She is depicted as Mary Jane Watson's aunt, an old friend of May Parker, and a recurring character in various Spider-Man titles. She is depicted as filling the same role of surrogate mother in Mary Jane's life as May does for Peter Parker. For a period of time when May was believed to be dead, she moved in with Peter and Mary Jane. While initially very supportive of her niece's husband, she becomes suspicious with Peter's long absences and unreliability.
Anna Watson in other media
- Anna Watson appeared in the 1994 Spider-Man animated series, voiced by Majel Barrett. She continuously voices her disapproval of Peter due to the latter's absences and attraction for danger.
- Anna Watson appears in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series, voiced by Kath Soucie. Much like the comics, she colludes with May to have Peter and Mary Jane meet.
- Anna Watson is mentioned in the Marvel's Spider-Man episode "Horizon High".
Mary Jane Watson
Wave (Pearl Pangan) is a Filipina superhero appearing in the Marvel Universe. The character was created by writer Greg Pak and artist Leinil Francis Yu as a water-based superhero protecting the Philippines.
Wave made her debut in the limited series War of the Realms, New Agents of Atlas in May 2019 and reprised her role as a member in the follow-on limited series Agents of Atlas Vol. 3. She also appeared in the series Aero teaming up with the title character.
Pearl Pangan is a native of Cebu City and has had a natural affinity for the water since she was a child. She was recruited for her swimming strength to conduct experiments with a company called Alontek. When Triumph Division raided the site and shut down the experiments she discovered she was capable of hydrokinesis (ability to control water). Triumph Division recruits her to protect the Philippines, but later fires her for abandoning her post in the War of the Realms. During the War of the Realms, Wave and the Agents of Atlas battle Sindr, the daughter of Surtur, to prevent her from melting the polar ice caps and turning Asia into New Muspelheim.
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Bruce Banner hires Waynesboro as a laboratory assistant during a period of time when Banner's rational persona controls the Hulk, and eventually enters into a romantic relationship with him. During a battle with the Abomination, Banner discovers that Waynesboro is also an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., sent as a "minder" to ensure that Banner didn't lose control of the Hulk again, which called her actions, including their romance, into question.
The Abomination then kidnaps Waynesboro and offers her as a hostage to a faction of A.I.M. that had recently taken over MODOK's base, where she is subjected to the same process that had created MODOK, dubbing her "Ms. MODOK". MODOK states his intention to take her as a consort, to which she assents. When the Hulk objects, MODOK attacks him and atomizes the Abomination as a demonstration of power. Aghast at MODOK's casual murder, Ms. MODOK turns against him, and MODOK forces her back into the transformation chamber, restoring her to her original state.
Waynesboro quits S.H.I.E.L.D. to continue her personal and professional relationship with Banner, but after his return from the so-called "Secret Wars", it is apparent that Banner is losing control of the Hulk just as S.H.I.E.L.D. feared. Waynesboro returns to S.H.I.E.L.D. to help capture the Hulk, but ultimately leaves, unable to bear witnessing Banner's failing struggle to regain dominance
Waynseboro is later seen receiving information regarding the Warbound members from their former teammate "King Miek" to find their biggest weaknesses. Three weeks later she is sent to aid fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in capturing the Warbound, but the group kidnap her to help one of their wounded members. She is caught in a plot by the Leader to irradiate the world with gamma rays, working with the Warbound to stop the threat. She gains Warbound member Hiroim's Oldstrong powers when he perishes in battle. She meets with Norman Osborn to get the Warbound pardoned for their crimes during World War Hulk, only to find out that he already has, being "a big believer in the concept of redemption".
Werewolf by Night
James Wesley is a minor character in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, first appeared in Daredevil #227 (February 1986). He is a faithful assistant of the Kingpin (Wilson Fisk).
He is ordered by the Kingpin to locate Nuke for the sole purpose of causing Hell's Kitchen's destruction. After Daredevil saves Hell's Kitchen, Wesley feared that said events would connect the Kingpin to the authorities. He comes back under his employer when tasked with handling reporter Sarah Dewey's affairs, and is also revealed to double as a criminal lawyer for anyone under his boss's payroll.
James Wesley in other media
A character named Wesley Owen Welch appears in the film adaptation Daredevil, portrayed by Leland Orser. Portrayed as squeamish and very cowardly, he's the Kingpin's right-hand man and personal assistant. He reports Bullseye's failure to the Kingpin, and attempts to encourage an increase of security to deal with Daredevil's imminent arrival. When the Kingpin resists, he leaves the building and goes to a bar where Wesley is confronted by Detective Nick Manolis (in the extended cut) offering a plea bargain.
James Wesley is a series regular in the first season of Daredevil, portrayed by Toby Leonard Moore. More confident and snarky than his film counterpart, this version acts as an intermediary with Wilson Fisk's various associates: Leland Owlsley, Nobu Yoshioka, Madame Gao, and the Ranskahov brothers (Anatoly and Vladimir). He has a very close relationship with Fisk, being very loyal and respectful as well as even offering helpful and emotional advice similar to Vanessa Mariana to an extent that Fisk describes him at one point as being "like a son" to him.
Late in the season, Wesley finds out that Karen Page and Ben Urich have spoken to Fisk's mother, Marlene Vistain. As she knows too much about Fisk's past activities, Wesley personally kidnaps her and attempts to intimidate her into silence by threatening to have her friends and family killed. When he is distracted by the sound of his phone picking up an incoming call from Fisk, Karen takes advantage of the distraction to grab his gun and shoots him to death. Fisk is devastated by Wesley's death, while Karen is traumatized from taking Wesley's life.
In season three, Karen reveals details of Wesley's death to Fisk in an attempt to provoke him into attacking her on tape, so the FBI will send him back to prison for violating his parole. The gambit fails, and Fisk subsequently has Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter carry out a retaliatory hit on Karen.
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White Fox (Ami Han) is a fictional Korean superhero appearing in the Marvel Universe. The character was created in 2014 by Korean writer/artist Young hoon Ko for the Korean webtoon Avengers: Electric Rain as Marvel explored the potential of the vertically scrolling format with Daum. The character proved popular, and she was brought to the American comics market.
White Fox came to the American comic market when she was featured throughout the 2015 Contest of Champions story. She made some short appearances from 2016-2017 in other books. In 2019, she began having regular appearances in Domino: Hotshots and Agents of Atlas titles.
Ami Han is the last of the Kumiho, a race of shapeshifting nine-tail foxes, and a member of the South Korean National Intelligence Service. Her Kumiho powers allow her to transform into White Fox, giving her enhanced senses, the ability to communicate with animals, and retractable claws on her fingers. She is also skilled in hand-to-hand combat.
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Angela del Toro
Hunter the White Wolf is the name of a fictional character in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Christopher Priest and Mark Texeira, first appeared in Black Panther vol. 3 #4 (February 1999).
After his parents' death in a plane crash in Wakanda, Hunter was adopted by king T'Chaka. Being a white foreigner, Hunter was viewed with suspicion and even contempt by the cautious Wakandans. Despite this, he developed a true love for Wakanda as one of his adopted homeland's staunchest patriots. After T'Challa's birth, Hunter knew he would never ascend to the throne. Feeling cheated, he developed a deep jealousy for his adopted brother. In an attempt to upstage T'Challa, Hunter drove himself to be the best Wakandan possible. It was this fervor that led to T'Chaka appointing Hunter as leader of the Hatut Zeraze (Wakanda's secret police) where he became known as the White Wolf. When T'Challa as king disbanded the Hatut Zeraze due to their brutality, Hunter and his loyal subordinates left Wakanda to work as mercenaries. Though resentful of this situation, Hunter still harbored a love for his adopted home country, and thus, tempered his resentment of T'Challa to aid their country when needed and served as an ally of sorts to Kasper Cole.
White Wolf in other media
- White Wolf (Hunter) appears in Avengers: Black Panther's Quest, voiced by Scott Porter. This version is the adopted brother of T'Challa (who is nicknamed Whiskers by Hunter) and Shuri and a former student of N'Jadaka. Introduced in "The Panther and the Wolf", he is approached by N'Jadaka to defect. However, White Wolf obtained a list of the Shadow Council's operatives, teaming up with his foster siblings against M'Baku. In "The Good Son", White Wolf tries to steal a powerful Wakandan artifact to hide due to Black Panther working with Captain America and Helmut Zemo, but is stopped and imprisoned. But in the two-part "King Breaker", Hunter is released to help T'Challa. Helping Black Panther stop the Shadow Council from starting a war with Atlantis, White Wolf disposes of Princess Zanda's bomb and then helps Black Panther, Attuma and Iron Man work together to save Atlantis while also fighting Killmonger. White Wolf returns in "Atlantis Attacks". He rescues Black Panther from Bask's execution with Ulysses Klaue as a hostage. In retaliation of Madame Masque's technology attacking Atlantis for Bask, Lady Elanna and Tiger Shark go after the two brothers. Shuri manages to convince of Bask's self-sacrifice and Black Panther manages to make peace with Lady Elanna but White Wolf's death at Tiger Shark's hands was during the chaos. T'Challa viciously attacks Tiger Shark but relents from killing in White Wolf's memory.
- White Wolf (Hunter) is a playable character in Lego Marvel's Avengers.
- The White Wolf alias has been used by Bucky Barnes (portrayed by Sebastian Stan) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, first in the 2018 film Black Panther (in the post-credits scene) and later in the 2018 film Avengers: Infinity War.
Wild Thing (Rina Logan) is a mutant character in the alternate future MC2, daughter of Elektra and Wolverine. Created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Lim, the character first appeared in J2 #5 (Feb 1999). She had her own series for a time, but due to low sales it was cancelled after issue #5.
For a short period of time, Wild Thing was a member of a superhero team composed of herself, Magneta, and Daze, but quit when Magneta became villainous.[volume & issue needed] When Loki kidnapped several of Earth's heroes (including her father), Wild Thing's enhanced senses were pivotal in finding them.[volume & issue needed]
Rina possesses many of her father's mutant abilities, including accelerated healing and superhuman senses, strength, reflexes and endurance. She also has a set of "Psi-Claws", created from psychokinetic energy, which, although they appear similar to her father's adamantium claws, usually inflict damage on a mental rather than a physical level. However, it has been shown that if she concentrates hard enough, her claws can actually slice through steel and stone. Her fighting skills are impressive, as her parents have trained her in martial arts. Her skills are sufficient to enable her to engage J2 in hand-to-hand combat and hold her own, despite the advantages his much greater strength provides him.[volume & issue needed]
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Will o' the Wisp
Willow is a fictional mutant character created by Marvel Comics for their Marvel 2099 run X-Nation 2099. This short-lived series only lasted six issues before ending. Willow can perfectly mimic the shape of other beings although her facial markings remain prevalent.
In the year 2099, a young girl named Winter Frost, like many teenagers, got a job at a local amusement park. But Million Palms Amusement Park was not like others, it actually had a king and a queen who presided over it. One day Queen Perigrine disappeared, and they found her body at the bottom of the Tunnel of Love. After that day, King Avian began to be suspicious of everyone and required genetic scans of all incoming tourist before they could enter. Anyone with genetic anomalies was imprisoned in an underground labyrinth and subjected to many tests and acts of torture.[volume & issue needed]
Winter was discovered to be a mutant and was imprisoned like many others. Among the inmates was a tormented girl named Willow who seemed about to die. The two girls became friends, but then Willow was taken away again by Avian. Winter tried to escape to save her friend, but didn't get far before she was discovered. For her actions she was sentenced to public execution. When she was taken to be executed, she saw that the king and queen were presiding over it. However, the queen looked different, having the same marks on her face that Willow had. In fact it was Willowâa mutant shapeshifterâand the young girl orchestrated their escape from the facility.[volume & issue needed]
The pair arrived at Halo City, the home of X-Nation and joins the group. They moved into a home for indigent children which is maintained by the 'Sisterhood of the Howling Commandos'. Cerebra, one of the members of the current X-Men assists the Commandos in teaching the children. The group spends downtime at 'milk' bars, as a new process had been invented to give dairy products narcotic qualities.[volume & issue needed]
It was some time later that Avian decides to mount a mission to recapture Willow in a bid to be the first to find the fabled Mutant Messiah. He attacks the children and captured Willow again. Wanting to rescue their friend, X-Nation decides to infiltrate the Million Palms facility and save her. However, their fledgling efforts ended in their capture and subsequent torture. Willow was able to escape and, impersonating Avian, she was able to help liberate her friends. They couldn't celebrate for long because upon their return home they found that Halo City was devastated.[volume & issue needed]
Their own home had been blown up by the Atlantean army and the city was being flooded due to the Phalanx melting the polar ice caps. The entire Sisterhood had been killed in a battle that took many Atlantean lives. Exodus had awoken from another century-long slumber and tried to make X-Nation his Acolytes. They refused and were subsequently beaten, and even still some of them believed that Exodus wasn't that bad. The entire group realize Exodus is not to be trusted when he refuses to help save the human population of Halo City. Those who survived were teleported away by Mademoiselle Strange and began to face their future.[volume & issue needed]
They travel to the Savage Land, along with many other humans and mutants, as it is now the last inhabitable place on earth. They do what they can to begin to form a society there. Willow, along with Nostromo, Bloodhawk, La Lunatica, communications expert Jade Ryuteki, Mr. Hodge and a scientist named Mr. Winn form part of an exploration team into the jungles. Along the way they stumble upon an alien space craft and become trapped inside of it. Willow shapeshifts into one of the previous alien owners of the ship to allow them to escape, but she becomes trapped in that form. With the alien mind taking over, La Lunatica slams her into the water to protect the rest of the group. Nostromo dives in after her and succeeds in subduing her feral persona and returning her to normal but he does not resurface. Luna dives after him, but only finds a strange cocoon at the bottom. Nostromo "hatches" in full Phalanx form and some of President Doom's operatives arrive to bring the boy to Doom. Mr. Winn turns out to be Phalanx and slays all of Doom's men. The heroes end up the last people standing as Winn teleports away with Nostromo.[volume & issue needed]
They escape back to the 'Last Refuge'. Willow, transformed into a green flying creature, tries to smooth relations with the mutant hating Hodge, as both had lost a friend with the betrayal of Mr. Winn. On the outskirts of the city, the expedition is confronted with another Phalanx warrior, threatening to assimilate them all.[volume & issue needed]
Later, Willow is among the human/mutant coalition shown trying to rebuild the Savage Land settlement. She is the one who realizes that Uproar, who had become lost when kidnapped along with Wulff, has been missing for some time.[volume & issue needed]
Windshear (Colin Ashworth Hume) is a mutant superhero and member of Alpha Flight. Created by Fabian Nicieza and Michael Bair, the character first appeared in Alpha Flight #87 (April 1991). He has the ability to project "hard-air" molecules, which he can use to create constructs, release as concussive force, and propel himself in flight. He was born in Canada, but grew up in Britain.
Hume was hired by Roxxon Oil Corp and given a battlesuit that allowed him to control his powers more thoroughly. When he was unable to defeat a machine-creature at Roxxon's Denver Energy Research station, the company called in Box and Diamond Lil. The trio and Forge discovered James MacDonald Hudson at the machine's core. Hume, upset about Roxxon's practices, quit the company and returned to Canada with the members of Alpha Flight, and was soon accepted onto the team, first on a probationary basis and later as a full member. He was later appointed the Chief Administrator of Alpha Flight. He was one of the superheroes who vanished during the Infinity Gauntlet saga when Thanos used the Infinity Gauntlet's power to sacrifice half of the population of the universe to Death. He appears in Infinity Crusade as one of the Goddess' mind-controlled lackeys.
Eventually, the Canadian government disbands Department H and the Flight programs, and Hume returns to England.[volume & issue needed] Hume set up a curio shop to sell "hard air" constructs. When the Thunderbolts were investigating a series of murders committed with bullets created out of hard air, they investigated Hume and learned of Roxxon's connection.[volume & issue needed]
Norah Winters is a fictional supporting character of Spider-Man. Created by Joe Kelly and Chris Bachalo, the character first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #575. She is a reporter for the Daily Bugle. She has worked with Peter Parker on numerous occasions. She is romantically involved with Randy Robertson for a time, but he breaks up with her when she puts her career above his wellbeing, staying on the sidelines to film him fighting the Hobgoblin when she has ready access to a bag of the Goblin's pumpkin bombs. She soon starts dating Phil Urich, who was secretly the Hobgoblin and had plotted her and Randy's breakup. When Phil's villain identity is revealed in a television broadcast, she is fired from her position at the Daily Bugle.
W'Kabi in other media
- W'Kabi appears in the Black Panther TV series, voiced by Phil Morris.
- W'Kabi appears in the film Black Panther, portrayed by Daniel Kaluuya. He is depicted as T'Challa's best friend, Okoye's lover, and the chief of the Border Tribe. Ulysses Klaue had killed his parents decades earlier while stealing vibranium. As he is responsible for the borders of Wakanda, W'Kabi and his guards have trained armored white rhinoceroses as shock cavalry. W'Kabi loses faith in T'Challa when he fails to capture Klaue, and supports Erik Killmonger when he subsequently usurps the throne. During the final battle, Okoye confronts W'Kabi when he tries to trample M'Baku with an armored white rhinoceros, saying she values Wakanda more than their love. Not wanting to die by Okoye's hands or take her life, W'Kabi surrenders and the rest of the Border Tribe does the same.
Gleason possesses a permanent werewolf-like form that imbues him with enhanced senses, strength, speed, agility, reflexes, coordination, balance and endurance. Additionally, Gleason possesses razor-sharp claws and fangs, a full-body coat of fur, and pointed ears.
After the deaths of his parents, Gleason was targeted by anti-mutant assassins. He was rescued by X-Men members Chamber and Cyclops, and was subsequently enrolled at the Xavier Institute.[volume & issue needed] After accidentally injuring Havok, he runs away from the Institute and is invited to join a group called Dominant Species by Maximus Lobo. He declines, and later rejoins the school.
He is placed on the Paragons training squad, along with fellow students Match, Trance, Preview, DJ, and Pixie. After the squad lost their original advisor, Wolfsbane, they were assigned a new mentor, Magma.[volume & issue needed] In the wake of House of M, the student population of the school was dramatically reduced, causing the squad system to be dissolved and the remaining students to be merged into one group. Gleason is one of a handful of students to retain their mutant abilities.[volume & issue needed]
Wolf Cub, along with Anole, Loa, Pixie, Rockslide, and Match, are told a frightening "ghost story" by their fellow student Blindfold. It soon turned out that this tale wasn't a story at all, but rather a vision of things past and of things to come. The students are transported to the dimension Limbo and attacked by a mob of demons.[volume & issue needed]
Wolf Cub is recruited to the Young X-Men after Cyclops intervenes in his attempts to kill Maximus Lobo, former leader of the Dominant Species and an M-Day casualty, as revenge for his manipulation of Nicholas. The team is given orders to take down the original New Mutants, who have gone rogue, and ordered to kill them if necessary. When Cyclops is revealed to actually be Donald Pierce in disguise, Nicholas is shaken by his own indiscretion when following orders and his willingness to kill Magma during their confrontation. The Young X-Men and the New Mutants engage Donald Pierce, and Wolf Cub is fatally wounded; his final words are a request that the team not kill Pierce in revenge.
Niko Constantin was the only male trainee of the Red Room's male equivalent of the Black Widow Ops program (dubbed "Wolf Spider"), Niko Constantin proved to be an effective killer, but impossible to handle or control, leading to the program to be declared a failure. Years later, he was found to be imprisoned in a Russian gulag, leading a gang of convicts dubbed the Wolf Spiders, and holding a grudge against James "Bucky" Barnes, one of the trainers for the Wolf Spider program.
Wolf Spider in other media
An adapted depiction of Wolf Spider appears in Ultimate Spider-Man vs. the Sinister Six, voiced by Christopher Daniel Barnes. This version is an alternate universe doppelganger of Peter Parker who became a supervillain. In the four-part episode "Return to the Spider-Verse", he sought to obtain the Siege Perilous' fragments from across the multiverse and absorb his counterparts' powers, only to be overloaded by the heroic Spider-Men's energies.
Leiko Wu is a Chinese-British MI-6 agent. Upon joining, she entered a romantic relationship with Clive Reston, but she left him for Simon Bretnor, who later became the villain Mordillo. She soon joined back up with Reston along with his new allies Black Jack Tarr and Shang-Chi, the latter of whom she developed feelings for. Together, they defeated Mordillo. She continued to go on several missions with Shang-Chi and Reston which would usually cause awkward tension among them. Wu would also help Shang-Chi defeat his father, Fu Manchu, on a couple of occasions.
Sometime after her relationship with Shang-Chi ended, Leiko is murdered by Razor Fist while working undercover in the triads for MI-6. Leiko's murder prompts Shang-Chi to return to London, where he reunites with Tarr and his former enemy Skull Crusher, who alleges that Leiko planned to defect MI-6 for him. When Razor Fist's employer is revealed to be White Dragon, Skull-Crusher's rival triad clan leader, Shang-Chi and Skull-Crusher arrive at White Dragon's estate, but are captured by Shang-Chi's brother Midnight Sun, White Dragon's master. Midnight Sun decapitates White Dragon and Skull-Crusher for the Mao Shan Pai ritual, which requires the heads of the triad leaders. Instead of granting him the powers that the ritual would grant him, the spell instead resurrects Leiko due to Skull-Crusher secretly making her the leader of his clan before her death. Leiko uses her newfound powers to main Razor Fist and summons the spirits of the dead triad leaders to drag Midnight Sun back to their realm. Shang-Chi is unable to bring his former lover back to her normal self and she flees when Tarr arrives at the estate with backup. Leiko is later seen taking a photo that Shang-Chi leaves behind at her grave of the two of them.
Leiko eventually resumes her duties with MI-6. When MI-6 discovers that Zheng Zu's (Fu Manchu's real identity) organization is active again, Leiko visits Shang-Chi at his new residence in San Francisco to warn him, only for the two to be attacked by unknown assailants. The two are rescued by Shang-Chi's previously unknown half-siblings, Brother Sabre and Sister Dagger, who reveal that Shang-Chi has been chosen by Zheng Zu's spirit as the new Supreme Commander of the Five Weapons society and request his help in overthrowing Sister Hammer, the illegitimate leader of the Society and Shang-Chi's long-lost full sister, Shi-Hua, who sent the assassins to kill her brother in order to maintain her rule. Leiko flies Shang-Chi back to London, where the House of the Deadly Staff and Sister Hammer are located. Despite Leiko's attempts to help, Shang-Chi insists on confronting his sister alone.
Alternate versions of Leiko Wu
Leiko Wu exists in the Ultimate Marvel Universe. She is hired by Shang-Chi's father to hire other people to bring him back to China alive, and develops an interest in Shang-Chi after he stops some men who stole her bags.
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