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Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Avengers Arena #1 (December 2012)
Created by Dennis Hopeless
Kev Walker

Nara is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Publication historyEdit

Nara first appeared in issue #1 of the Avengers Arena series as part of the Marvel NOW! event, and was created by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker.

Fictional character biographyEdit

Nara is an Atlantean that attended the Braddock Academy (England's version of the Avengers Academy). She was secretly dating Kid Briton, even though he was in a relationship with Katy Bashir at that time. Nara is one of sixteen teenagers kidnapped by Arcade who forces them to fight each other to the death in his latest version of Murderworld.[1] She is part of the Braddock Academy group (consisting of Apex, Kid Briton, Anachronism and Bloodstone) which is joined by Death Locket despite death threats from Kid Briton and Nara. Death Locket started bonding with Apex as she introduces her to the rest of the Braddock Academy.[2] There is discord in the Braddock Academy's ranks as Anachronism and Kid Briton get into an argument. An earthquake then separates Bloodstone and Anachronism from Apex, Nara, Kid Briton, and Death Locket. Death Locket goes dormant as her cybernetics take over and she blasts Nara off a cliff and into the ocean. Kid Briton is enraged by this and tries to kill her until Apex orders him not to, revealing that she knew about his affair with Nara back at the Braddock Academy and that "we're here now and I'm done sharing." [3] Nara, Anachronism, and Bloodstone manage to survive falling into the chasm and come to the conclusion that Apex is manipulating Death Locket and Kid Briton to her own ends. The trio is then teleported by Arcade to the supply cache at Quadrant 2 just as Apex, Death Locket, and Kid Briton arrive. Nara and Apex start arguing and Apex confirms that she was the one who ordered Death Locket to attack Nara. Kid Briton tries to intervene as Nara continues calling him a "weak puppet." An irate Kid Briton attempts to kill Nara for insulting him only to be beheaded by Anachronism.[4]

After being injured by Apex, Nico sacrifices herself by staying behind in order to get the other survivors to safety.[5] The remaining teenage heroes catch up to Reptil and Hazmat and are invited to have shark steaks with them. Cullen Bloodstone confronts Reptil about their camping out on the beach while a war's going off elsewhere. Cammi interjects to agree with Cullen Bloodstone before saying she's heading out to either find Nico or avenge her. Reptil heads back to shake Hazmat out of her funk. Everyone agrees to go back out into Murderworld.[6]

When Cullen Bloodstone's ring is knocked into the ocean, Nara dives into the ocean to find it. Nara recalls when her parents were part of Namor's Royal Guards although they were actually agents of Attuma. After her parents were discovered and killed, Namor tells Nara to trust only herself. Upon going to the surface world, Nara is enrolled at the Braddock Academy. Nara is killed when trying to stop a rampaging Cullen (in his Glaratrox form). After Cullen is subdued and returned to human form, Nara dies in Anachronism's arms.[7]

Powers and abilitiesEdit

Like all Atlanteans, Nara is amphibious. She wears a special helmet to breathe on land.




Sarah ValeEdit

Sarah Vale[8] is a fictional character, a mutant who appears in the Marvel Comics series New X-Men: Academy X as a student at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning. The character was created by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, and first appeared in New X-Men: Academy X #12. She is the sister of fellow student Preview. One of the many mutants to lose their powers on M-Day, she is killed on a bus of depowered former Xavier Institute students that is destroyed by agents of William Stryker.[9] Before she was depowered, Sarah was technopathic.[8]

Valerie MartinEdit

Valerie Martin is a fictional superhero with cybernetic body armor that grants Internet searching abilities. She first appeared in Civil War: Front Line and was created by Paul Jenkins and Ramon Bachs.

She was among the anti-Registration Act faction of heroes during the superhero civil war. She tries to use her powers to locate Captain America and his Secret Avengers in order to join them, but before she can she and the other members of her group are apprehended by S.H.I.E.L.D.[volume & issue needed]

Network is one of the 142 registered superheroes who are part of the 50-State Initiative.[10] [11]

Other versions of NetworkEdit

  • A version of Network appears in the Ultimate Universe. This version, named Seth Vale, is a former mutant prisoner of Camp: Angel who joins the resistance led by Kitty Pryde. [12]

Network in other mediaEdit


NFL SuperProEdit

Night NurseEdit

Linda CarterEdit

Georgia JenkinsEdit

Christine PalmerEdit

Night ThrasherEdit

Dwayne TaylorEdit

Donyell TaylorEdit



Kyle Richmond / Joaquin PennyworthEdit

Neil RichmondEdit

Jack NorrisEdit



Keith RemsenEdit

Izanami Randall and TrullEdit

Adam BlackveilEdit






Tana NileEdit


Adri NitalEdit


Kiden NixonEdit


No-Girl, or Martha Johansson, is a fictional mutant character, an isolated brain. The character was created by Grant Morrison and Ethan Van Sciver and first appeared in New X-Men #118.

A runaway, she was captured by the U-Men, and their founder John Sublime had her brain removed from her body and kept it alive in a capsule. Sublime controls her through drugs and uses her to telepathically subdue his opponents, the two X-Men Cyclops and Emma Frost. Emma eventually freed herself and Cyclops from Martha's psionic control, inadvertently allowing Martha to take revenge on Sublime by telepathically forcing him to fall to his death.[14]

She later becomes a student in the Xavier Institute's Special Class. Quentin Quire invents a special hovering case to hold her brain, allowing her a level of mobility.[15]

When Xorn destroys the school and forms a new Brotherhood of Mutants under the guise of Magneto, Martha is among those who join. However, Martha's loyalty does not last; she accurately predicts that Xorn's scheme to murder every human in Manhattan and turn the planet upside down will fail. Following Xorn's death, Martha returns to the X-Mansion, appearing infrequently as part of the student body.[16]

After the X-Men abandon the X-Mansion and relocate to San Francisco, Beast finds Martha in his old lab and retrieves her from the ruined Xavier Institute in a carrying case, bringing her to the new headquarters.[17]

Martha is later featured in a one-shot story entitled "Martha Johansson vs. Quentin Quire: 7½." Now relocated to the mutant safe haven of Utopia, Martha finds herself the appointed "arch-nemesis" for a newly revived Quentin Quire. Finding life on a higher plane to be "boring," Quentin revives himself and decides to become a villain and secretly destroy Utopia, claiming that the X-Men stole his idea to create a mutant nation. Making a game of his master plan, he gives Martha seven and a half minutes to attempt to stop him. Martha attempts to alert the X-Men and locate Quentin, but he manages to intercept and taunt her at each attempt, ultimately smashing her container and leaving her to die. Martha realizes that Quentin has infiltrated Cerebra to destroy the island and take revenge on the Cuckoos by trapping them in a mental loop. Martha outsmarts Quentin's plans by using her powers to tip off the Cuckoo Celeste to an error in Quentin's mental loop. The Cuckoos are then able to break free and quickly defeat him. They send help for Martha and thank her for saving them. Martha reflects on the experience, finding that she enjoyed it, and contemplates the possibility of taking up superheroism.[18]

During the separation between the X-Men in two teams, Martha choose to stay at Utopia. At the request of Zero, she joins the Lights of Hope Summers. Through the use of Zero's techno-organic powers, Martha has received a new physical body very similar to Zero's, with her front lobe exposed. She has subsequently been seen sharing Zero's bed, though whether this is a depiction of intimacy or merely the only practical way for her to keep her new body is undetermined. During Zero's rampage on Utopia, Martha and Hope work together stopping him and sacrificing her new body in the process, but Hope saves her and she is back in a new brain canister. It is revealed that Martha's powers could negate Zero's with ease.[volume & issue needed]

After Wolverine's death, one of his last requests was for Spider-Man to join the Jean Grey School as a teacher for the Special Class so that he could identify a mole that Wolverine believed was among the student body. While Martha was one of the suspects, Spider-Man came to trust her while Martha respected him as a teacher, helping to shield his mind from an attempted telepathic probe by Rachel Summers and later protecting his conscious mind when he was forced to take on a new symbiote to stop a symbiote invasion of a S.W.O.R.D. satellite. It was eventually revealed that the mole was Ernst, who had been working with Mister Sinister to provide him with DNA samples of the X-Men in exchange for him giving Martha a new body. However, when the time came for Sinister to uphold his end of the bargain, he just placed Martha in a clone of Storm's body rather than recreating her old one, prompting Martha to reject this offer and convincing Ernst to remove her from the clone. Once Sinister was defeated, Martha apparently began dating Eye-Guy, whose new perceptions had expanded to a point where he claimed that he could even 'see' Martha 'smile' if he looked at her the right way.

Martha is a telepath, able to communicate mentally and manipulate the minds of other beings. In her introduction as an isolated brain Martha uses her telepathy to communicate through others near her, but typically only directs her telepathic speech to her classmate Ernst, who then repeats her comments to others.[19] She is able to telepathically override and control the motor functions of others. This allows her to temporarily negate the powers of other mutants, though she must be at close range to do so.[18] She can also project her consciousness into the minds of others, taking complete possession of their bodies while leaving her brain unconscious and vulnerable.[20]

Martha can broadcast disruptive psionic distortion (called "psycho-chaff") into her immediate environment that clouds the minds of others, inhibiting their concentration and autonomic nervous functions to the point of stupor.[21] Her abilities in this area are shown to be strong enough to overpower the subconscious defenses of Emma Frost when Emma was in her diamond form and unable to access her own telepathy.[21] However, Martha's "psycho-chaff" is not strong enough to bypass Emma Frost's conscious telepathic abilities, as Emma was able to easily overpower Martha and regain control of her motor functions after shifting out of her diamond form and regaining her telepathy.[22]

Without a body, Martha is limited in all other areas. She, as a brain, travels in a fluid-filled jar with technology (invented by fellow Xavier Institute student Quentin Quire) that allows it to float, and is anchored via a metal chain. The floats offer her some level of mobility, moving in the direction of her choosing.[19]

It was also stated that, in her original body, Martha's blood had luminescent properties; Martha wrote a note to her parents using her own glowing blood when she ran away from home.[23]

It is unknown if Martha had Zero's powers in the body he created for her, but it seems she was dependent on Zero's concentration for her form to be maintained.

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Sam AlexanderEdit

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Nth ManEdit


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Frank SimpsonEdit


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  1. ^ Avengers Arena #1
  2. ^ Avengers Arena #2
  3. ^ Avengers Arena #5
  4. ^ Avengers Arena #6
  5. ^ Avengers Arena #10
  6. ^ Avengers Arena #11
  7. ^ Avengers Arena #15
  8. ^ a b New X-Men: Academy X Yearbook Special #1 (2005)
  9. ^ New X-Men, vol. 2 #23 (2006)
  10. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #1
  11. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #1 Character Map
  12. ^ Ultimate Comics: X-Men #19
  13. ^ Wolverine e os X-Men (Wolverine and the X-Men)
  14. ^ New X-Men #118-120 (2001)
  15. ^ New X-Men #134-136 (2003)
  16. ^ Kyle, Craig; Christopher Yost (2007). New X-Men: Childhood's End Volume 5. New York: Marvel Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7851-2239-5. 
  17. ^ X-Men: Divided We Stand #2
  18. ^ a b John Barber (w), David López (p), Álvaro López (i). "Martha Johansson vs. Quentin Quire in: 7½" Nation X 2 (March 2010), Marvel Comics
  19. ^ a b New X-Men vol. 2 #136
  20. ^ Curse of the Mutants: X-Men vs. Vampires #1
  21. ^ a b New X-Men vol. 2 #119
  22. ^ New X-Men vol. 2 #120
  23. ^ New X-Men vol. 2 #118
  24. ^ X-Men: Legacy #245