Captain Marvel: This character is an alien military officer, Captain Mar-Vell of the Kree Imperial Militia, who is sent to observe the planet Earth as it is developing technology to travel into space. Due to his superiors’ malicious intent Mar-Vell allies himself with Earth, and becomes a traitor to the Kree empire.
From then on, Mar-Vell fights to protect Earth from all threats. In the Marvel movies, we have seen Captain Marvel in a female as well as a male role.
Captain Marvel’s Powers Explained:
1. Photon Blasts
Captain Marvel can fire cosmically charged beams of photons from her hands and fingers at her will. These photon blasts serve as her main offensive weapon, and she can even vary the charge intensity at will. The energy fueling these blasts, in Captain Marvel’s case, comes from her modified DNA and the process by which she metabolizes all energy, but this wasn’t the case for the original hero. Mar-Vell, despite being an alien, was not born with this ability, instead of when he acquired the Nega-Bands around his wrists, that is when he was granted this ability through the power of those bands.
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2. Super Strength
Hank Pym once measured that Captain Marvel was capable of moving with 92 tons of force, which is extremely impressive considering that’s just her base strength. As with many of her other powers, Captain Marvel’s magnitude varies greatly with how much energy she’s been introduced to and how much she has in her power reserves at the time when she needs it. Probably somewhere between 92 tons of force and the full power of a star is the true range of her force. The Marvel database ranks her at a base of Class 50, and Nick Fury, the director of S.H.E.I.L.D has classified her at Power Level Eight.
When she was working under the assumed alias, Binary, she embodied all of that star-strength at full blast quite often. Even her powers were at the height of that spectrum. But she soon realized that she cannot sustain that power for too long. Under correct circumstances, however, it’s worth considering that she’s capable of reaching those heights if required. Specifically, the MCU version of Captain Marvel, producers, scriptwriters, and even directors are saying that this level of power will be an entire order of magnitude higher than any hero so far in any of the Marvel movies we’ve seen. This is probably why they had to bring her in to defeat Thanos.
3. Space Travel
Captain Mar-Vell, the original, was always a traveler through space and he came from a distant planet himself. The current Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers is following the same tradition, facing no trouble at exploring space and fighting the battles that the Marvel superheroes must fight away from the planet Earth. The former version, Mar-Vell had to use Nega-Bands that both gave his hands the ability to shoot photon blasts as well as giving him the ability of space travel.
The latest Captain Marvel gained her ability to travel through space after she fought with a “white hole” — which is the opposite of a black hole. This spatial anomaly granted her with a myriad of different powers and unending ability to channel the force and gravity of a full-blown star.
Captain Marvel is not exactly a speedster, but she can achieve incredibly high speeds when she needs to. Captain Marvel has ultra-fast reflexes and strength, and both of those superpowers also translate to a capacity for bursts of speed when she needs it. This is a tricky power, since super speed is deceptively simple and at the same time, difficult to master. For the movie, for example, every shot of Captain Marvel using her powers probably won’t be shot at high speed because it is not the way she fights. But, when traveling through space, or even for a vicious melee combination, the half-human, half Kree, star warrior has that power she can tap into.
SuperSpeed being another power, fueled by her capacity and varying ability to channel the power of a collapsing white hole brings up more complications as her powers get more and more valuable.
5. Kinetic Energy Absorption
The superpower of Kinetic Energy Absorption is the power which allows Captain Marvel to absorb the energy from any beam, energy blast or even punches into her body, channel it through and use it however she pleases. This is a process as much as a power, but the range of energy she can work with is incredibly awesome. Punches and blunt force blows are absorbed to make her more powerful. We had observed this scene in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Black Panther in which the suit absorbed all mechanical shocks and kinetic damages. But the same also goes for explosions, electrical shocks, and radiation.
Magical energy can give Captain Marvel some trouble, though she still retains a mild resistance to it. Extreme cold can also be one of the few ways to slow her speed of light metabolism from charging through any injury or obstacle.
This is an ability which was once exhibited by Mar-Vell, the former version of the superhero character, but it represents the ceiling for how much the stellar processes can effect Captain Marvel’s biochemistry. This power would only come to manifest itself if Carol Danvers’ energy manipulation powers were accelerated somehow by an outside force. Already as Binary, which was her alternate form, her space flight and energy, and gravity manipulation have been covered, but teleportation around the universe can be added to that list as well.
7. Rapid Healing Ability
Just like Wolverine and Deadpool who have ultra-fast healing abilities, Captain Marvel is another superhero who has the same ability. She got this power when her body’s DNA was altered with the Kree DNA which affected her physiology and greatly improved her cell regeneration. Unlike most superheroes, who have to dodge enemy’s attacks relying on their speed, Captain Marvel can simply take damage and heal at an incredibly rapid rate to counterattack.
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