List of Marvel Comics characters: M
M-11 (Human Robot)Edit
M-11 is a robot superhero. Originally known as the Human Robot, the character was given the name "M-11" in the 2006 to 2007 Agents of Atlas miniseries as an allusion to its first appearance in Menace #11 (May 1954) from Marvel Comics' 1950s predecessor, Atlas Comics. In an alternate reality from mainstream Earth, a scientist's newly created robot is programmed by the scientist's greedy business manager to murder the scientist. The incomplete robot, however, continues through with his directive to "kill the man in the room", and kills the business manager when the man enters. The robot then leaves the house, programmed to "kill the man in the room" but ultimately falling off a pier into the sea and short-circuiting.
M-11 resurfaces as a member of the A.I. Army.
Other versions of M-11Edit
In What If #9, the Human Robot is a member of a 1950s team of Avengers. After being retrieved from the sea, Marvel Boy reprograms it to prevent it harming the other team-members, though the Human Robot is still prone to responding aggressively to any actions that imply an attack. When the Avengers battle a team of supervillains united by the Yellow Claw to kidnap the President, the Human Robot shields the group from an explosion. Believing it was vaporized, 3-D Man admits that it was more "human" than he had previously thought. Asked to disassemble in light of the paranoia of the time period, this team of Avengers was destroyed when Immortus erased their reality in Avengers Forever.
M-11 in other mediaEdit
Mad Dog RassitanoEdit
Mad Jim JaspersEdit
Valentina Allegra de FontaineEdit
Son of GuardineerEdit
|First appearance||X-Men #107 (Oct. 1977)|
|Created by||Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum|
|Abilities||Ability to create realistic illusions|
Magique, originally known as Magic, is a Shi'ar warrior who is a member of the Imperial Guard. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum, first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #107 (Oct. 1977). Magique has the ability to create realistic illusions. (Like many original members of the Imperial Guard, Magique is the analog of a character from DC Comics' Legion of Super-Heroes: in her case Princess Projectra.)
Along with Gladiator, Mentor, and Quasar (later known as Neutron), Magic was one of the founding members of the Imperial Guard, brought together centuries earlier by T'korr, Majestor of the Shi'ar Empire, for the purpose of stopping Rook'shir, who has been driven insane by the malevolent force known as the Dark Phoenix, and was laying waste to the galaxy.
Magic and the Guard first clash with the X-Men and Starjammers, on behalf of D'Ken and Davan Shakari, over the fate of the Shi'ar Princess Lilandra Neramani. After the battle, Lilandra takes over as Majestrix, and the Guard swears allegiance to her.
After Lilandra's sister Deathbird stages a coup and becomes the new Shi'ar Empress, the Guard comes into conflict with a rogue Space Knight named Pulsar (not the Imperial Guard member Impulse, who later changes his name to Pulsar) and an alien named Tyreseus. After a large conflict which also involves Rom and other Space Knights — which leads to the deaths four Guardsman — Pulsar and Tyreseus are defeated.
Some time later, Empress Deathbird sends the Imperial Guard to Earth to battle the combined forces of the Starjammers and the superhero team Excalibur, so that she can claim the power of the Phoenix Force for herself. The Guard are forced to retreat when Deathbird realizes the Starjammers are led by Lilandra. (Some time later War Skrulls impersonating Charles Xavier and the Starjammers depose Deathbird and restore Lilandra to the throne. Deathbird cedes the empire back to Lilandra as she has grown bored of the bureaucracy.)
Now named Magique, the character takes part in "Operation: Galactic Storm," which details an intergalactic war between the Shi'ar and the Kree. Magique and the Imperial Guard steal the original Captain Marvel's Nega-Bands from the dead hero's tomb. Using Kree artifacts, including the Bands, the Sh'iar create a massive super weapon, the "Nega-Bomb." Ultimately, the Nega-Bomb device is successfully detonated, devastating the Kree Empire, with billions dying instantaneously (98% of the Kree population). The Shi'ar annex the remnants of the Kree Empire, with Deathbird becoming viceroy of the Kree territories.
During the Skrulls' Secret Invasion, Magique is part of the Imperial Guard faction that severely beats Ronan the Accuser on his wedding day. The Guard also slaughters many new Nova Corps recruits.
Some years later, she is replaced by a member of the Subguardians in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 5, #1.
Magnus the SorcererEdit
Magnus the Sorcerer was the mentor of the first Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew. He first appeared in Spider-Woman #2 (May 1978), and was created by Marv Wolfman and Carmine Infantino. Magnus grew up in the 6th century AD, in the time of King Arthur. Turned down as an apprentice by Merlin, he became the student, and eventually lover, of Morgan le Fay. In the 20th century, the centuries-old sorcerer could possess the bodies of the living. Magnus' spirit took possession of Jonathan Drew and aided the High Evolutionary in organizing the Knights of Wundagore.
|First appearance||Journey into Mystery #96 (Sep 1963)|
|Created by||Stan Lee (writer)|
Jack Kirby (artist)
|Notable aliases||Mad Merlin, The Warlock, the Maha Yogi|
Yogi was apparently born 10,000 years ago in what is now Central Europe. He apparently was a savage that came to possess some portion of the same Bloodgem that Ulysses Bloodstone would later possess, which gave him immortality and eternal youth. He later came to Britain during the time of Camelot, and impersonated the real Merlin while he was away. The Eternal Sersi exposed the impostor, and the real Merlin placed him in suspended animation.
The false Merlin was revived in modern times, still posing as Merlin, and battled and was defeated by Thor, after which he went back into the coffin. He later became a professional criminal and took the name Warlock, organizing a band of armored mercenaries. He abducted Marvel Girl, battled the original X-Men, and was rendered comatose by Professor X.
Later, as the mentalist Maha Yogi, he attempted to create an army of mind-slaves. He fought and was defeated by the Beast and Iceman. The Maha Yogi then became the chairman of Merlin Industries. With Mongu, the Maha Yogi plotted world conquest, but was defeated by the Hulk and Doctor Druid. During his encounter with the Hulk, his fragment of the Bloodgem was destroyed and he rapidly aged into helplessness. Some time later, the Maha Yogi was revealed to have been created by the Caretakers of Arcturus and to have turned against them. He later appeared alive with his youth apparently restored by unknown means.
As a result of mutation induced by the Caretakers of Arcturus, the Maha Yogi had the psionic abilities to control the minds of others, create illusions, project psionic force bolts, levitate objects as large as a building, teleport himself, create force fields and alter his own appearance. His psionic powers have a limited range.
Thanks to his possession of a fragment of the Bloodstone, the Maha Yogi is virtually immortal, and has a physically malleable body.
He has attempted to use true magic, performing a ritual to summon the demon known as Grendel's Mother.
The Earth-616 version of Mainframe first appears in Marvel Zombies #1 (May 2011), and created by Frank Marrffino and Fernando Blanco.
Fictional character biographyEdit
|First appearance||Amazing Adventures #38 (September 1976) (cameo)|
Guardians of the Galaxy #5 (October 1990) (full appearance)
|Created by||Jim Valentino|
|Alter ego||Main Frame|
|Team affiliations||Guardians of the Galaxy (Earth-691)|
|Notable aliases||Vision (Earth-691)|
The Earth-691 version of Mainframe is a future counterpart of Vision that is featured in the title Guardians of the Galaxy. Main Frame is the chief operating system of an entire planet, and the guardian of the shield of hero Captain America. He soon joins the Guardians of the Galaxy spinoff, the Galactic Guardians.
|First appearance||A-Next #1 (October 1998)|
|Created by||Tom DeFalco|
|Team affiliations||A-Next (Earth-982)|
|Abilities||Superhuman strength, flight, energy blasts, projectile weaponry|
The Earth-982 version of Mainframe appears when Iron Man decided to retire from the hero business. Iron Man did not want to let his legacy end, designing an android patterned after the Iron Man armor, and called this robotic warrior Mainframe. Mainframe was brought online when Trolls attacked the young boy Kevin Masterson. Mainframe assembled all of the reserve Avengers and fought to save him. When the fight was over, Mainframe, Stinger, J2, and Kevin (as the new Thunderstrike) formed A-Next, a new team of Avengers.
Right away, Mainframe attempted to establish himself as team leader. He frequently encountered resistance from Stinger (who did not know that Mainframe was a robotic lifeform). But when Mainframe was terminally damaged, exposing his secret, Stinger was one of the first to volunteer to shrink inside to repair him. They later learned that whenever Mainframe was severely injured, he would upload his personality and memories into a replacement body assembled on an orbiting satellite.
The Earth-616 character known as Mainframe is an android who is a member of the Guardsman Alpha Squad. He is killed in battle against the zombie Squadron Supreme from the Marvel Zombies universe.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Mainframe's robotic body is superhumanly strong, and has jet boosters that allow him to fly. He is equipped with a high-tech sensor array, as well as various energy weapons (lasers, magnetic beams, electric blasts, etc.). He also has projectile weaponry, such as grenades and missiles.
Mainframe's most valuable item is a tiny beacon that, when he is damaged beyond repair or destroyed, sends a signal to a Stark Enterprises satellite and uploads his consciousness into one of the replacement bodies stored there. With the recent destruction of that satellite, it remains to be seen what Mainframe will do.
In other mediaEdit
- The Earth-982 iteration of Mainframe appears in the animated television series Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., voiced by Jeffrey Combs. This version is a gaming A.I. created by Iron Man that attained sentience. In the episode "Wheels of Fury", Mainframe threatened to destroy the city if Iron Man lost his real-life game, which the former merely saw as continuing to the latter's challenge as ordered. The agents of S.M.A.S.H., led by She-Hulk, join Iron Man in defeating Mainframe's robots in a roller derby before persuading Mainframe not to attack the city. Desiring to learn more about the real world, Mainframe creates a new body for himself and leaves to see it. In the episode "Planet Monster" Pt. 2, Mainframe joins the agents of S.M.A.S.H. and the Avengers, among other heroes, to combat the Supreme Intelligence's forces.
- The Earth-691 iteration of Mainframe appeared in a mid-credits scene in the live-action film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, voiced by an uncredited Miley Cyrus. This version is a member of the Ravagers and a former member of Yondu's original team. Following his death, Mainframe meets with Stakar Ogord, Martinex, Charlie-27, Aleta Ogord and Krugarr and reform their team in Yondu's memory.
Major Liberty (real name John Liberty) is a superhero empowered by the ghosts of America's past, and appeared in U.S.A. Comics #1-4.
Lou Sadler Jr.Edit
Malekith the AccursedEdit
Manfred Ellsworth HallerEdit
Man Mountain MarkoEdit
Various minor characters within Marvel Comics end up turning into Man-Spiders. This depiction, created by Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli, first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #662 (May 2011) and officially shown in The Amazing Spider-Man #666 (July 2011). New York's various citizens end up with spider abilities during the Spider-Island storyline due to the Jackal's "science experiment" involving bedbugs, such as schoolyard bully Richard "Rich" Davies, and average family man Walter Coleman. As the spider virus is realized through the public, the Jackal has two Man-Spider enforcers, the Tarantula and the Spider King, and manipulates various gangsters (such as Mateo Caldron, Leonard Kornfeld, and Sal Morone) to impersonate Spider-Man but are defeated by the Avengers, and other spider-powered citizens inspired by Peter Parker. The Future Foundation work on a vaccine for the spider-powered people that can keep people from gaining spider powers but does not cure people who already has said abilities while the whole incident's mastermind Adriana Soria / Queen watches as all the infected citizens mutate into Man-Spiders. While the Queen and the Jackal relish in the Man-Spider chaos, some Man-Spider citizens go to Eddie Brock to cure various Man-Spider people of their powers. Horizon Labs manages to develop a serum from the Anti-Venom symbiote to kill the Man-Spider virus and instantly reverse the mutations to which the Tarantula breaks into the lab to poison but is defeated by his genetic template while thrown in a pool of serum, curing Kaine's mutations. Meanwhile, the Spider King is used to release more of the Man-Spider virus outside of New York's quarantine, but is defeated by Agent Venom yet nearly kills Flash Thompson before the Venom symbiote's canine host helps while learning the Spider King is actually Steve Rogers enslaved, and Agent Venom impersonates the Spider King to track the Queen and the Jackal. Agent Venom defeats and delivers Anti-Venom to be used as a cure for the Man-Spider virus as well as the Spider King. Among the remains of the Jackal's various clones, one clone (as a Man-Spider) is the Queen's slave who gets killed while the Queen fights Agent Venom and Captain America. The every individual infected by the Man-Spider virus is siphoned for the Spider Queen to fight New York's superhero community before Spider-Man uses miniature Spider-Slayers carrying the cure on the Empire State Building to reverse the Man-Spider mutation on New York's population while Kaine uses the "Big Time" Spider-Armor to slay Spider-Island's instigator with New York finally cured.
In other mediaEdit
The Man-Spiders appear in the animated television series Marvel's Spider-Man. In the five-part episode "Spider-Island", the destruction of the Jackal's genetically-engineered spider experiments release chemicals that mutate New York's population into Man-Spiders. The Jackal attempts to take advantage of this, but is foiled by Peter Parker / Spider-Man, the Ultimate Spider-Man, Anya Corazon and Harry Osborn. Additionally, the Spider King alias is used for the mutated form of Norman Osborn (voiced by Josh Keaton). In the episode "Spider-Man Unmasked" Pt. 2, Tarantula-esque Man-Spiders are used in Swarm's gladiator web series but are eventually defeated (and cured) by the Spider Team.
Manbot (Bernie Lechenay) was created by Steven Seagle and Scott Clark, and first appeared in Alpha Flight vol. 2 #1 (1997). Manbot is a biomechanical construct working for Canada's Department H and is a member of the Canadian superhero team known as Alpha Flight. He is also acting as a spy for Department H so as to monitor Alpha Flight surreptitiously.
Mangler is a minor supervillain who appeared in issues 34–35 of Power Man. Shadrick Daniels is the brother of the villain Spear and joins him in his attempt to get revenge on Noah Burnstein. Mangler is a professional wrestler with no super powers and is quickly defeated by Luke Cage.
Shadrick Daniels in other mediaEdit
Mangler appears in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. In the episode "To Steal An Ant-Man", he and Scythe fight Luke Cage and Iron Fist in an alley at the time when they were helping Hank Pym find the person who stole the Ant-Man costume.
Mangler is a character who first appeared in Thing #28. Lucius O'Neil is a professional wrestler who underwent the Power Broker's strength augmentation. When Thing and Sharon Ventura were planning to expose the Power Broker's operations, Mangler was among those sent to stop them.
Manslaughter is a supervillain, an assassin by trade and a psychopath by nature. He appeared for the first time in Defenders #133 (July 1984). He is assigned by a drug czar to assassinate the Defenders. He invades their Rocky Mountain headquarters, and stalks and nearly kills them. He is turned over to the police in Elijah, Colorado. Manslaughter aids the Defenders and the Interloper in battle against Moondragon and the Dragon of the Moon. He joins his life force with Andromeda, the Valkyrie, and Interloper to drive the Dragon of the Moon from Earth, and his body turns to dust. With the others, they later take on host bodies of living persons, and assist Doctor Strange in battling and crushing the Dragon of the Moon. Manslaughter has minor psionic talents, telepathic powers enabling him to perceive the activity of the autonomic nervous systems of other people. He can use this to influence the peripheral vision and subliminal hearing of others, making him invisible and virtually inaudible from a person's peripheral senses.
|First appearance||X-Men #137 (Sept. 1980)|
|Created by||Chris Claremont and John Byrne|
|Species||Unidentified extraterrestrial race|
Manta is a member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard. Created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, she first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #137 (Sept. 1980). Manta possesses the power of flight. Manta's eyes only perceive heat (as in infrared radiation), allowing her to see in the dark. She can generate blinding flashes of white or blue light. Her species experiences memory in a manner different from that of most other species.
She was with the Guard when they come into conflict with a rogue Space Knight named Pulsar and an alien named Tyreseus. After a large battle which also involved Rom and other Space Knights — which led to the deaths of four new Guardsman — Pulsar and Tyreseus were defeated.
Later, when Deathbird became Empress, Astra commanded the entire Imperial Guard, including Manta, to fight the combined forces of the Starjammers and Excalibur on Earth so that she could claim the power of the Phoenix Force for herself. The Guard were forced to retreat when Deathbird was put in danger. (Some time later War Skrulls impersonating Charles Xavier and the Starjammers depose Deathbird and restored Lilandra Neramani to the throne. Deathbird ceded the empire back to Lilandra as she had grown bored of the bureaucracy.)
Later during New X-Men, she fought the X-Men under the manipulation of Cassandra Nova. In the latter, Manta sought out Jean Grey, confident she could defeat Phoenix while armed with psychic armor, but Grey easily bested her in hand-to-hand combat.
Manta was one of the survivors of the battle with Vulcan. She had many further adventures with the Imperial Guard, in such storylines as "Secret Invasion," "X-Men: Kingbreaker," "War of Kings," "Realm of Kings," the "Infinity" crossover, the "Trial of Jean Grey," "Time Runs Out," and the return of Thanos.
Manta in other mediaEdit
Manta appeared in the X-Men animated series. In the episodes "The Dark Phoenix" and "Fate of the Phoenix", she and the Imperial Guard had to fight the X-Men to determine Jean Grey's fate after the Phoenix Force attacked some of the galaxies.
Anna Maria MarconiEdit
Martin Burns is the 1940s Marvel Boy. After a mysterious shadow revealed to him that he possessed the power of Hercules, he became a superhero. The character made only two appearances: Daring Mystery Comics #6 (June 1940), by the writer-artist collaborators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, and USA Comics #7 (Feb. 1943), by writer-artist Bob Oksner. Each featured a wildly disparate version of his origin, with the first positing him as the reincarnation of the mythic Greek demigod, while the second had him accidentally scratched by Hercules' mummified remains in a museum and "infected' with his superhuman strength, although both versions shared the basics noted above. The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Golden Age 2004 reconciles these different origins by stating that there were two Marvel Boys named Martin Burns active in the 1940s.
He appears as a playable character in the Marvel Contest of Champions video game.
Mastermind Excello (Earl Everett) is an American comic book character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. His only appearances for several decades were in Mystic Comics #2 and 3, published in the 1940s by Marvel's forerunner, Timely Comics, during a period that is known as the Golden Age of Comic Books. He later appears in the 2000s limited series The Twelve.
Mastermind Excello is a precognitive with great mental powers and physically honed to perfection who uses his powers to help the US Naval Intelligence Department. He makes use of his assets sensing spies on the European battlefield, to catch them, and thwart a gang of railway saboteurs.
"Mastermind Excello" is also an alias for another character, Amadeus Cho.
Master of the WorldEdit
Mastermind is a computer under Captain Britain's home, Braddock Manor. He first appeared in Captain Britain Vol. 1 #12 (December 1976). This Mastermind was an alien artificial intelligence that had been built by Captain Britain's father, Doctor James Braddock, Senior. Mastermind lived in the Braddock family's estate.[volume & issue needed] Mastermind is entrusted with the care of several 'Warpies', mutated children, some of whom had superpowers.[volume & issue needed] He is assisted by several government agents who had resisted their own leaders due to concern for the children.[volume & issue needed] However, agents of R.C.X., led by the corrupt Nigel Orpington Smythe, raided Braddock Manor and forcibly removed the children.[volume & issue needed] The rebelling agents were also kidnapped. Mastermind is later reprogrammed by Kang the Conqueror,[volume & issue needed] and subsequently destroyed.
Maxam was created by Jim Starlin and Tom Raney, and first appeared in Warlock and the Infinity Watch #12 (January 1993). Maxam first appeared in a vision of Gamora,[volume & issue needed] then wielder of the Infinity Gem of time, wherein Maxam murdered Adam Warlock.[volume & issue needed] He later appeared on the island of the Infinity Watch with no memory of his past.[volume & issue needed] Eventually it was revealed that Maxam was from an alternate future earth where the majority of humanity had been wiped out by the Universal Church of Truth, an organization ruled by the future evil self of Adam Warlock known as the Magus. Maxam was sent back in time to destroy Adam before he could become the Magus.[volume & issue needed] Maxam can summon additional body mass increasing his strength and durability to levels he has stated as being an even match for Drax the Destroyer and Hercules, even allowing him to, through supreme effort, break free of the Invisible Woman's force-field when she had imprisoned him.
Maximus the MadEdit
Megan worked for WJBP-TV and was considered one of the best TV journalists. She mostly reported the Thunderbolts' activities such as their battle with The Elements of Doom, Graviton and when Mach I surrendered himself to the authorities.
McLaren reported on Roxxon's press conference when they revealed that the Scorpion was now an employee of theirs. She later reported on the aftermath of a battle between the Hulk and the Avengers.
She reported on the Avengers return from the dead and got to interview She-Hulk, Black Knight, Quicksilver and Crystal before revealing who the new roster was going to be. McLaren reported on a parade that was held for the heroes and their battle with Ultron.
Megan McLaren in other mediaEdit
- Megan McLaren appears in the Avengers Assemble animated series, voiced by Vanessa Marshall. This version is a reporter for Daily Bugle Communications and often covers the Avengers' heroic activities.
- Megan McLaren appeared in the live-action series Luke Cage, played by Dawn-Lyen Gardner. She is one of the many reporters who asks Mariah Dillard about her plans to change Harlem.
Joy Meachum is a fictional character who first appeared in Marvel Premiere #18 and was created by Doug Moench and Larry Hama. The character is depicted in the comics as the daughter of Harold Meachum and the niece of Ward Meachum.
She blames Iron Fist for her father's death and attempts to kill him on several occasions,[full citation needed] even going so far as to hire Steel Serpent to aid her in getting revenge.[full citation needed]
A crime boss known as Boss Morgan takes Joy hostage because Rand Meachum Inc. was ruining his business.[full citation needed] Iron Fist rescued her, but in a last-ditch effort for revenge she asked Morgan to kill him. When Morgan refused, she attempted to do so herself, but found she could not and ended her feud with him.[full citation needed] Since then Joy has helped Iron Fist and his allies on their numerous adventures.[volume & issue needed]
Joy Meachum in other mediaEdit
This section needs to be updated. The reason given is: Needs updated with info from Iron Fist Season 2.November 2018)(
In the Iron Fist TV show, Jessica Stroup played Joy as an adult and Aimee Laurence portrayed her as a child. Joy is still Harold's daughter, but Ward is her brother. Stroup said that Joy "absolutely loves" Rand, and his return to New York is "like this rebirth of what she once was, and she gets to ask these questions about herself because he's posing them to her." However, Stroup said that Joy would initially be unsure whether Rand is who he says he is.
Like Ward, Joy is initially doubtful of Danny Rand turning up alive, but eventually realizes the truth, even discreetly helping Danny by slipping his lawyer Jeri Hogarth a piece of evidence for using at an arbitration meeting. She is also shown to show concern towards Ward when he suddenly gets hooked on Madame Gao's heroin. Later on in the episode "The Mistress of All Agonies," Joy accidentally stumbles upon Harold in his penthouse. She assists her father into freezing the Rand Enterprises' bank accounts that are being used by the Hand. Joy is present with Harold when Ward shows up trying to get Joy away from Harold, after Bakuto gets him out of the hospital. Before Ward can leave with Joy, Bakuto and his men show up, having decided not to honor the deal he's struck with Ward so that he can stop Harold from freezing anymore Rand Enterprises accounts. Bakuto shoots Joy non-fatally to bring Danny out of hiding, and she is taken to the hospital. While she is recuperating, Ward shows her evidence that Harold has framed Danny for the Hand's drug smuggling. Upon leaving the hospital, Joy confronts Harold about this as he uses a cover-up. Joy later leaves Rand Enterprises as Danny, Colleen, and Ward engage and defeat Harold and his men. Following Harold's death and cremation as well as Danny becoming a business partner to Ward, Joy is visited by Davos at a restaurant in France who states that Danny must die, as their conversation is overheard by Madame Gao.
Megatak (Gregory Nettles) first appeared in Thor #328 (February 1983), and was created by Doug Moench and Alan Kupperberg. He was an industrial spy. He was inside an experimental video display when he gained his powers. He was defeated by Thor and Sif, and Thor drained his electrical abilities. When Megatak later reappeared in New York, he was gunned down by the Scourge of the Underworld disguised as a homeless man. Megatak was later among the eighteen criminals, all murdered by the Scourge, to be resurrected by Hood using the power of Dormammu as part of a squad assembled to eliminate the Punisher. Megatak's powers have completely taken him over, and he has morphed into a living computer program. Microchip is able to track the Punisher's hacker friend Henry, and Megatak travels into the hacker's computer and assaults him. Megatak then uses the connection to transport Blue Streak to Henry's location. He has since been recruited into the Crime Master's "Savage Six" to combat Venom.
Menace (Lily Hollister) is a fictional character, a villainess appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is most commonly depicted as an enemy of Spider-Man. Her first appearance as Lily Hollister is in The Amazing Spider-Man #545, and her first appearance as Menace is in The Amazing Spider-Man #550, which is the start of the second story arc in the "Brand New Day" overarching storyline that followed the events of "One More Day".
As the personal assistant of Norman Osborn, Menken immediately became loyal and unflinching. His first task was to make sure that one of Oscorp's research scientists remove any recent traces of work. Not only did he assist Norman, he also answered to Harry Osborn and Liz Allan. Menken was eventually promoted to Director of Personnel. Menken soon teamed up with Roderick Kingsley to plot a takeover bid of Oscorp. Though the takeover bid failed, his involvement led Spider-Man to consider him as a potential candidate to the Hobgoblin's identity. Menken at some point had joined the Cabal of Scrier and freed Norman from the psychiatric hospital. Norman later would greatly injure Menken; even though Menken survived from his injuries, he was never seen again.
Donald Menken in other mediaEdit
- Donald Menken makes a minor appearance in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated television series finale, "Final Curtain", voiced by Greg Weisman. Spider-Man determines him as the primary suspect in his investigations into the Green Goblin's identity, only for the Goblin to attack Menken and Spider-Man, disproving the web-slinger's theory.
- Donald Menken appears in the 2014 live-action film The Amazing Spider-Man 2, portrayed by Colm Feore. This version was the personal assistant to the ailing Norman Osborn and mostly opposed Harry Osborn's ascension as Oscorp's president. He covers up Max Dillon's accident by blaming Harry with manufactured evidence, but is later forced to inject him with Richard Parker's cross-species spider venom to cure Harry's hereditary illness. In a deleted scene, Harry as the Green Goblin drops Menken from Oscorp Tower to the latter's death.
- Donald Menken appears in the 2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 film tie-in video game, primarily voiced by Glenn Steinbaum and Christopher Daniel Barnes in the IOS version. This version is Harry Osborn's assistant. The Chameleon poses as Menken throughout most of the game in order to oversee Oscorp and the Kingpin's illegal experiments at Ravencroft, particularly "Project Venom", which involves a symbiote meant to cure Harry of the Osborn family's life-threatening genetic condition. After the symbiote is tested on Cletus Kasady, he transforms into Carnage and escapes, infecting many inmates with the symbiote. When Spider-Man comes to investigate the chaos, he rescues "Menken" from the inmates, who informs him of the symbiote's weaknesses before being taken to safety. He later visits the Kingpin, who has taken over Oscorp after Harry's death, and unmasks himself as the Chameleon. The real Menken's whereabouts remain unknown. In the IOS version, Menken is a representative for Oscorp in selling weapons to criminal gangs. He is captured by Spider-Man during a meeting with Kraven the Hunter and Hammerhead, and killed by the Green Goblin before he can be interrogated.
Mentor (A'lars) is the leader of the Titanian colony, where he is the father of Thanos and Starfox. The character first appeared in Iron Man vol. 1 #55, and was created by Jim Starlin. His back-story was based on Greek mythology. Some years later, he was retconned to be a member of the Eternals, separately based on Greek mythology.
|First appearance||X-Men #107 (Oct. 1977)|
|Created by||Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum|
|Species||Unidentified extraterrestrial race|
|Abilities||Instantaneous processing of vast amounts of information|
Mentor is a member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard. Created by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum, the character first appeared in X-Men #107 (Oct. 1977). Mentor is capable of instantaneous processing of vast amounts of information. Like many original members of the Imperial Guard, Mentor is the analog of a character from DC Comics' Legion of Super-Heroes: in his case Brainiac 5.
Mentor was one of the first initiates of the Imperial Guard, assembled by the Shi'ar along with Gladiator, Magic, Mentor, and Quasar for the purpose of stopping Rook'shir. Defeating Rook'shir, The Guard becomes the first line of defense of the Shi'ar Empire.
Some centuries later, Mentor is present when the Shi'ar Empire comes into conflict with the X-Men regarding the Phoenix entity, with the Guard battling them at the command of Emperor D'Ken and his sister, the Grand Admiral, Princess Lilandra Neramani.
After the War of Kings, Mentor succeeds Gladiator as praetor of the Imperial Guard. A short time later, he and his lover, fellow Imperial Guardsman Plutonia, choose to bond with Raptor amulets; he is taken over by Strel and vanishes.
Mercurio the 4-D ManEdit
|First appearance||New Warriors vol 3 #1 (August 2005)|
|Created by||Skottie Young|
|Alter ego||Zachary Smith Jr.|
|Team affiliations||New Warriors|
|Abilities||Nosokinesis (Germ/Virus/Bacteria Manipulation)|
Sick Sense (Perception of the presence of germs/bacteria/microbes)
Microbe (Zachary Smith Jr.) is a fictional superhero appearing in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Skottie Young and Zeb Wells, first appeared in New Warriors Vol. 3 #1. He is a mutant with the ability to communicate with germs and other microscopic organisms. He was a member of the New Warriors.
Smith has a rather tragic past. His biological father, a prominent medical researcher, thought he had discovered a way to cure previously incurable diseases. Instead, it turned out that Microbe had unknowingly used his mutant power and "talked" the diseases into acting out the results his father wanted. Disgraced, his father disowned Microbe, leaving the teen heartbroken and alone. Out of compassion, Night Thrasher adopted him and began training him to be a superhero, making him a member of the New Warriors.[volume & issue needed]
While tracking some escaped supervillains with the New Warriors, Microbe, alongside his foster father Night Thrasher, is killed in Stamford, Connecticut as part of the New Warriors reality show. This event sparks the need for the Superhuman Registration Act and the ensuing Civil War,[volume & issue needed] as well as making the surviving and former New Warriors members the most hated people in the US.[volume & issue needed]
Microbe in other mediaEdit
Malcolm J. MeriwellEdit
Midnight (Jeff Wilde) was a partner of Moon Knight's. While training his new sidekick, Moon Knight was targeted by the Secret Empire. In an attempt to eliminate Moon Knight for past confrontations with the criminal organization, the Secret Empire seemingly disintegrated Midnight with an energy blast.
Midnight is resurrected, and possesses a cyborg body enhanced with rocket-powered feet, super-extensible arms, super-strength, and laser beams along with a cyborg nurse, Lynn Church. He is believed to be killed a second time in a battle with Moon Knight, Spider-Man, Darkhawk, The Punisher, Nova and Night Thrasher.
He is seen a third time with Lynn Church after a murderous spree to get the attention of Moon Knight again. Moon Knight confronts the two in Mogart's underground lair. Moon Knight grudgingly kills Midnight to let his soul rest.
Jake Miller is a minor character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, created by Jim Starlin and George Perez, first appeared in Infinity Gauntlet Vol. 1 #1 (July 1991). He is a thief and killer who celebrates alongside his friends (Bambi Long and Ralph Bunker) by driving drunk, killing all three.
Alternative versions of Jake MillerEdit
The Ultimate Marvel version of Jake Miller is seen in the "Divided We Fall" storyline. He volunteered to prevent a power plant's nuclear catastrophe, however, his family gets killed by Hydra. Confronting the Ultimates in despair, he uses his own mech-sized vibranium-titanium armor (dubbed Tin Man by Hawkeye) to blow up out of spite but holds his own against Captain America, Iron Man and Thor before being convinced to surrender.
Millie the ModelEdit
Mimir first appeared in Thor #240 (October 1975), and was created by Roy Thomas, Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema. Mimir was a child of Buri and uncle of Odin. He was a former opponent of Odin whom Odin transformed into a fiery being. He now dwells in the Well of Wisdom in Asgard. Odin sacrificed his right eye to Mimir for the wisdom to forestall Ragnarok. Mimir is a virtually omniscient being with precognitive abilities. Thor travels to Hildstalf, to seek out the wisdom of the Well of Mimir. Mimir was apparently slain in the destruction of Asgard at the hands of Thor.[volume & issue needed]
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Mindworm first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #138 by Gerry Conway and Ross Andru. William Turner was a superhuman mutant with limited telepathic powers. He had an oversized cranium and was extremely intelligent who started off using his powers to crime due to the tragedy of his parent's death using his powers against Spider-Man.
Eventually, Mindworm attempted to reform but his problems were too difficult for him to control and he allowed himself to be killed by common street thugs to end his great suffering in The Spectacular Spider-Man (vol. 2) #22 (February 2005).
Robert and Tina MinoruEdit
Miss Patriot (Mary Morgan) is a Timely Comics Golden Age superhero who is the Patriot's sidekick after being taken captive by Dr. Groitzig and Signore Scharrolla who use her as a test subject for super-soldier serum.
She first appeared as the Patriot's companion in Human Torch Comics #4-5 (Spring/Summer 1941) as Mary Morgan. Mary and the Patriot then appeared in Marvel Mystery Comics #21 (July 1941). Mary appeared sporadically, and took on the Miss Patriot mantle in Marvel Mystery Comics #50 (December 1943). She continued to appear on and off until Marvel Mystery Comics #73 (June 1946).
Circus of CrimeEdit
Mister E (Victor J. Goldstein, also known as Victor Jay) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was a Timely Comics Golden Age superhero, a wealthy businessman by day turned masked vigilante by night. He appeared in Daring Mystery Comics #2 (Feb. 1940), and reappears in 2008 in The Twelve. His only story has been reprinted in The Twelve #1/2.
Modred the MysticEdit
Mogul of the Mystic MountainEdit
Mogul of the Mystic Mountain first appeared in Thor #137 (February 1967), and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He is the evil ruler of Zanadu the Mystic Mountain in Skornheim, a land in the Asgardian dimension. Mogul commands a powerful "Jinni Devil" and other mystical beings. Mogul long ago conquered the land that was home to Hogun the Grim. Thousands perished in his coup and under his tyranny, as Mogul laid waste to the land. Hogun escaped with his fathers and brothers, who dedicated their lives to finding the Mystic Mountain, Mogul's home; Hogun's relatives perished seeking the Mountain. His powers include teleportation, matter rearrangement and illusion casting.
Alison Mongrain is a recurring character in The Amazing Spider-Man comic books during the latter half of the Clone Saga. She served as an agent of Norman Osborn, who had returned to North America to personally finish off Peter Parker and destroy everything he had held dear, which included his unborn child May Parker. In the final storyline of the Clone Saga, "Revelations", Mongrain's task was to poison Peter's pregnant wife Mary Jane Watson, forcing her into premature labor. In the alternate universe of the MC2 Spider-Girl title, Mongrain was tracked down by Peter's first clone Kaine, who rescued May from her grip and returned her to Peter and Mary Jane. Having bonded with May whilst keeping her prisoner, Alison returns sometime later with the intent of killing Normie Osborn whose brief tenure as the Green Goblin convince her that he would harm the child that she grew attached to. Spider-Girl. having been informed of her intents by Kaine reassured Mongrain that the child is safe by unmasking herself.
Tales to AstonishEdit
Moonhunter is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He was created by Mark Gruenwald and Rik Levins, and first appeared in Captain America #402 (July 1992). Zach Moonhunter once worked as a werewolf wrangler under Dredmund the Druid's mental control. He first encountered Captain America outside Starkesboro, Massachusetts. He fought Captain America, and captured him. Zach Moonhunter is an athletic man with no superhuman powers, though he is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant and a highly accomplished pilot. As a werewolf hunter, Moonhunter wore a mask and body armor that were both silver-plated for protection against werewolves. The mask was surmounted by a "wig" composed of sharp, jagged strands of silver. He carried guns that fired silver bullets, which can kill werewolves. He wore gauntlets that fired silver darts which could harm werewolves or drug-tipped darts that could induce unconsciousness in human beings. He used a whip with a silver tip that could cause werewolves pain. He used a rope coated with silver as a lasso for capturing werewolves. His body armor was equipped with artificial claws he could use for help in scaling walls. As the Druid's operative, he piloted a two-man jet-powered sky-cycle. Afterwards, he reformed, and forsaking his werewolf-fighting costume, became Captain America's personal pilot for the remainder Gruenwald's run on Cap's title (issue 444).
Rio Morales is a fictional character and the mother of Miles Morales (the second person to assume the Spider-Man mantle in the Ultimate Universe). Created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli, she first appeared in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 2 #1 (November 2011), which is set in the alternate reality of the Ultimate Marvel imprint.
Rio is a Puerto Rican woman who is married to the African-American Jefferson Davis. She works as a Hospital Operations Administrator at Brooklyn General Hospital. While Jefferson distrusts superheroes, Rio holds a positive view of them in general and of the new Spider-Man in particular. When Conrad Marcus attacks Jefferson, Spider-Man confronts and defeats Venom and Rio learns that Miles is Spider-Man, but is fatally wounded by police gunfire. She expresses pride in Miles before dying, and tells her son not to tell Jefferson about this. Rio's death made Miles take a one-year sabbatical as Spider-Man. After the events of the 2015 "Secret Wars" storyline, Molecule Man repays Miles's help by transferring his family to the mainstream Marvel Universe, resurrecting Rio in the process. Jefferson is aware of Miles's double life, but Rio is not, although she later learns the truth.
Rio Morales in other mediaEdit
- Rio Morales makes her animated debut in the Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister Six television series, voiced by Maria Canals-Barrera. This version is a widow with a healthy mother-son relationship with Miles Morales, and she is aware and supportive of her son's identity as the second Spider-Man. In the episode "Miles From Home", she is about to celebrate her birthday alongside Miles, but her son is called away to help Peter Parker save the multiverse with the Siege Perilous, which gets destroyed and leaves Miles stranded in Peter's universe, much to Rio's dismay. In "Return to the Spider-Verse" Pt. 4, Rio is kidnapped by Wolf Spider, but is subsequently saved by the "prime" Spider-Man, Miles, and Spider-Woman. Following this, Rio leaves with her son to the "prime" universe.
- Rio Morales appears in the 2018 animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, voiced by Luna Lauren Velez.
- Rio Morales appears in Insomniac Games's Spider-Man series, voiced by Jacqueline Pinol.
- In the 2018 Spider-Man video game, she plays a minor role, helping Miles cope with Jefferson's death by helping the former get a job at F.E.A.S.T.
- In the 2020 follow-up Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Rio campaigns for a position in the City Council in the midst of a violent conflict between Roxxon and the Underground, and becomes supportive of Miles's activities as Spider-Man after discovering her son's identity.
Morbius, the Living VampireEdit
Elias W. "Eli" Morrow is a fictional spirit in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore, first appeared in All-New Ghost Rider #1 (May 2014).
Eli Morrow was a Satan-worshiping serial killer who worked for the Russian mafia. He was considered the black sheep of his family and shoved Robbie Reyes' mother down a flight of stairs while she was pregnant, resulting in Robbie's younger brother Gabe being born paraplegic. He was killed by the mob, but his spirit possessed a 1969 Dodge Charger, which Robbie later inherited. After Robbie is gunned down by men hired by Calvin Zabo, Morrow attaches himself to Robbie's soul, becoming the new Ghost Rider.
Eli slowly begins to corrupt Robbie in an attempt to turn him into a killer, even going so far as to possess Gabe to fulfill his revenge against the mob boss that killed him. Robbie eventually accepts his uncle's influence and his dual identity as Ghost Rider under the condition that they only go after the worst people in the world.
Eli Morrow in other mediaEdit
Eli Morrow appears in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season four, portrayed by José Zúñiga. This version is an engineer who works for a company called Momentum Labs as part of a project to develop a machine that can generate materials out of nothing. The scientists in charge, Joseph and Lucy Bauer, use an ancient book called the "Darkhold" to make their dream a reality. Morrow discovers this and tries to claim the Darkhold for himself, but fails when the experiment goes awry, turning Lucy and her team into ghosts while Eli is sent to jail for beating Joseph into a coma after the latter refused to relinquish the book. Morrow makes his first appearance in "Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire" when his nephew Robbie Reyes and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson visit him in jail to learn what happened the day of the experiment. In the episode "Lockup", Lucy kidnaps Morrow as she needs a living being to use the Darkhold to renew the experiment. In "The Good Samaritan", when S.H.I.E.L.D. comes to rescue him, Eli reveals his true intentions regarding the Darkhold and activates the Momentum machine, gaining the ability to create matter by pulling energy from other dimensions. In "The Laws of Inferno Dynamics", Eli used his powers to create a demon core to enhance said powers, but S.H.I.E.L.D. and Robbie stop him, with the latter in his Ghost Rider form dragging Eli into another dimension before the demon core could destroy half of Los Angeles.
Moses Magnum is a fictional supervillain first appeared in Giant-Size Spider-Man #4 (April 1975), and was created by Gerry Conway and Ross Andru. He is an arms dealer and terrorist. He received an entry in the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #6 (2006).According to Phillip Lamarr Cunningham, he is the "closest Marvel has gotten to a true black supervillain."
Magnum was born in Ethiopia, but sided with Benito Mussolini's occupying army against his own people. Magnum later became a naturalized American citizen. He became president of the Deterrence Research Corporation (DRC), the world's foremost independent weapons manufacturing firm. As an arms expert, Magnum battled Spider-Man and the Punisher. Magnum surprisingly survived after the Punisher exposed him to chemical weapons. Then, he seemingly fell to his death after a battle with Luke Cage. However, Magnum was rescued by Apocalypse and granted superhuman powers which Magnum dubbed his "Magnum Force". His powers included superhuman strength and geologically-based powers to cause earthquakes and sense disruptions in the Earth.
Tyrannus and his allies, They Who Wield Power, secretly give Magnum technology which enhances his superhuman strength and the power to focus vast amounts of energy so as to trigger earthquakes. Magnum next threatened to create earthquakes to sink Japan unless he was named the nation's ruler. His plan was foiled by an assault by the X-Men and Sunfire on Magnum's Kuril Islands headquarters. Banshee disrupted Magnum's earthquake beam, but suffered a long-term loss of his own sonic powers in the process.
Later, Magnum's efforts to regain control of his power and destroy a floating resort using a stolen experimental seismic cannon were foiled by the combined efforts of the Avengers and future Avenger Triathlon. His own powers opened a fissure beneath him, seemingly sending him falling to his doom. Magnum somehow survived the fall, though how has not been revealed. At that time. He was present at the Pan-African Congress on the Treatment of Superhumans.
He next encountered Spider-Man. During the Dark Reign storyline, Moses escaped from prison through a plot by Norman Osborn to give Daken good publicity and was almost killed by a massive explosion intended by Osborn to clean up the resulting mess.
Magnum next appeared in Iron Man/Thor attempting to sell a special satellite he invented.
Moses Magnum's body generates seismic force which amplifies his natural strength, gives him an unknown degree of durability and attunes him to seismic vibrations. He can unleash this energy to cause vibratory shockwaves, minor tremors or devastating earthquakes. These waves will emanate from his body in all directions unless he purposefully tries to channel them in a single direction, usually along the length of his arms and through the tips of his fingers.
Moses Magnum in other mediaEdit
Moses Magnum appears in Iron Man: Armored Adventures. This version is responsible for T'Chaka's death (thanks to a coup with a group of mercenaries) and does not demonstrate any super powers. In the episode "Panther's Prey", Magnum manages to steal a piece of vibranium from Wakanda and plans to give it to A.I.M. for them to use in their MODOC project. He is stopped by Black Panther and Iron Man, and later taken back to Wakanda to face justice.
Moving Shadow is a fictional supervillain and the half-brother of Shang-Chi. Created by Doug Moench and Paul Gulacy, he first appeared in the MAX comics imprint Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu (November 2002).
Moving Shadow was born to the criminal mastermind Fu Manchu and raised in secrecy while highly trained in martial arts and assassination. After Shang-Chi's defection from his criminal organization, Fu Manchu groomed Moving Shadow to replace him. Under Fu Manchu's tutelage, Moving Shadow embraced his father's teachings and served him loyally without question. To ensure the success of his Hellfire weapon, Fu Manchu dispatched Moving Shadow to kill Shang-Chi and his allies Black Jack Tarr, Clive Reston and Leiko Wu. Eager to prove himself superior to his half-brother, Moving Shadow repeatedly clashed with Shang-Chi, who was previously unaware of his existence. Shang-Chi eventually emerged victorious after a vicious fight with Moving Shadow but refused to kill him. With his plains thwarted once again by Shang-Chi, an enraged Fu Manchu executed Moving Shadow for his failure.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Much like his half-brother, Moving Shadow is a highly skilled martial artist and assassin. He is shown to be proficient in many forms of weaponry, including the jian.
She was a pop star who dated Johnny Storm. When Reed Richards announced that he and the Fantastic Four were going to travel through space and time, Richards told the other members to find suitable replacements in the case that they do not return after four minutes. She along with Ant-Man (Scott Lang), She-Hulk and Medusa were chosen. She was given an artificial Thing suit and dubbed herself Ms. Thing. During her time with the Fantastic Four she began to date Scott Lang, but the relationship dissolved when Scott's daughter, Cassie, was revived. She later attacked Scott in her Ms. Thing armor only for the two to team up to battle Magician. Afterwards, it is revealed that Darla hired him through the Hench App for her new TV show. She teams up with Scott again to rescue Cassie from Darren Cross; their relationship still uneasy. When Scott is in prison, Darla visits him and it appears that the two wish to resume a relationship.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Darla possess an artificial suit that resembles the body, and imitates the strength of, Ben Grimm. The suit is also self-contained into a pair of rings that immediately form the suit when Darla puts them together and chants "Thing ring, do your thing!".
Mutant Master was a member of the supervillain team, Factor Three.[volume & issue needed] He was also a member of the Siris race and once on Earth he posed as mutant human. He secretly sought to trigger a war between the US and what was then known as the USSR to wipe out the human race.[volume & issue needed] However, his followers turned against him when he was exposed as being an alien, and to avoid capture he committed suicide. The Mutant Master was created by Roy Thomas and Ross Andru. The character was first mentioned in X-Men #26 (November 1966).
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