How old is Ms. Marvel

Posted by Mutant God (3081 posts) - - Show Bio

Since she was in her twenties during WW2, shouldn't she be about in her 80s or close to that?

#1 Posted by mimschkin (626 posts) - - Show Bio

No, Marvel books (and most comics in general) don't follow real-time. A year's worth of Marvel books is only like a month in-story (well, not quite but you get the picture). Ages of characters are messed up so I prefer not to think of it.

#2 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - - Show Bio

Ms. Marvel wasn't introduced as a character until 1977. Before that she was just Carol Danvers and was first introduced in 1968. But I would say since she's done a lot from being in the Air Force to NASA and the CIA, not to mention her time as being a super hero. Although her recent history probably puts her becoming a superhero after her time with the CIA before joining SHIELD/Avengers/XMen. So I would have to say she should probably be in her mid 30s at the very least, and even that is probably to young to have done all of that.

#3 Posted by danhimself (22690 posts) - - Show Bio

it's a fictional universe...quit trying to apply ages to the characters

#4 Posted by The Mango (1477 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say early to mid thirties.

#5 Posted by Mr.Q (1051 posts) - - Show Bio
Comics tend to follow a floating time line. The times change but the characters don't really age(except maybe John Constantine). But I would guess somewhere in the early mid thirties. 
#6 Posted by Green Skin (2932 posts) - - Show Bio

You don't ask about a woman's age you silly boy, that'll get you killed.

#7 Posted by darkwolverineUSMC (315 posts) - - Show Bio
@mimschkin:
Agreed. I mean look at Magneto. He was in the Hollocaust, and still doesn't appear to be that old. Comic book time is way different from real time. If they aged like we do, Peter Parker be in his late 40's or 50's.
#8 Posted by Mutant God (3081 posts) - - Show Bio

But Im saying Ms Marvel is a bit older than Magneto and twice spider man's age

#9 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (2055 posts) - - Show Bio

If I think about a superheroes age my mind will be blown.
#10 Posted by Detektor (83 posts) - - Show Bio
@darkwolverineUSMC said:
" @mimschkin: Agreed. I mean look at Magneto. He was in the Hollocaust, and still doesn't appear to be that old. Comic book time is way different from real time. If they aged like we do, Peter Parker be in his late 40's or 50's. "
He'd be about 65. 
 
Magneto gets a free pass for being a mutant, though.
#11 Posted by PowerHerc (85153 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nova`Prime` said:
"Ms. Marvel wasn't introduced as a character until 1977. Before that she was just Carol Danvers and was first introduced in 1968. But I would say since she's done a lot from being in the Air Force to NASA and the CIA, not to mention her time as being a super hero. Although her recent history probably puts her becoming a superhero after her time with the CIA before joining SHIELD/Avengers/XMen. So I would have to say she should probably be in her mid 30s at the very least, and even that is probably to young to have done all of that."

Yes, I agree.  Also, in the Avengers story-arc where she gets booted-off the team for alcoholism she is shown talking to Wanda, who is eating ice cream right out of the container, commenting to her about not being able to get away with eating like that at her age and choosing to drink instead. 
#12 Posted by fps_dean (261 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Mango said:
" I'd say early to mid thirties. "
Yeah, me too... ignore her creation dates.. Ms. Marvel is supposed to be someone a little older who isn't a teenager forever etc
#13 Edited by sky-pirate (111 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mutant God said:



                    Since she was in her twenties during WW2, shouldn't she be about in her 80s or close to that?

                   

               


Seen this mistake before. You're thinking of Miss America. 
 
Avengers Annual #10 stated Carol to be 29 years old, when Rogue attacked her.
#14 Posted by Vance Astro (91364 posts) - - Show Bio

All veteran Avengers are in their mid to late 30's.So I would say Carol is like 36.

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#15 Posted by Jake Fury (19167 posts) - - Show Bio

Early to mid 30s.
#16 Posted by Mutant God (3081 posts) - - Show Bio
@sky-pirate
no carol was also in WW2
#17 Posted by sky-pirate (111 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mutant God said:


                    @sky-pirate: no carol was also in WW2

                   

               

Where have you heard that?
#18 Posted by Mutant God (3081 posts) - - Show Bio
@sky-pirate said:
@Mutant God said:


                    @sky-pirate: no carol was also in WW2

                   

               
Where have you heard that?

I thought it was common knowledge that she was in WW2,  um I think Ms. Marvel Vol 1 #19 says somthing about it
#19 Posted by Vance Astro (91364 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mutant God said:
@sky-pirate said:
@Mutant God said:


                    @sky-pirate: no carol was also in WW2

                   

               
Where have you heard that?
I thought it was common knowledge that she was in WW2,  um I think Ms. Marvel Vol 1 #19 says somthing about it
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#20 Posted by Gold Dust Boi (516 posts) - - Show Bio
@darkwolverineUSMC said:
@mimschkin: Agreed. I mean look at Magneto. He was in the Hollocaust, and still doesn't appear to be that old. Comic book time is way different from real time. If they aged like we do, Peter Parker be in his late 40's or 50's.
Well at least in that one case they have some sort of explanation...when he was reduced to a baby back in the 70's by Mutant Alpha, Erik the Red went to Muir Island and re-aged him but only to his physical prime.  It was their way of bringing back Magneto and amping his powers up for the new crop of X-men.
 
As far as Carol goes, yeah shes been around the block more then a few times even by Marvel standards (which are pretty lenient)...I like to just think that she didn't age when she was Binary so that accounts for her youthful looks now :)
#21 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio

In 1968, when she was first introduced into the Marvel Universe, she was an Security Chief in the U.S. Airforce.  Since she was an officer we can assume she's been through college and basic training.  Also, since she was the Security Chief, we can assume she'd been in the Air Force for at least a few  years...  Even with quick promotions, I think it'd be safe to assume she was at least 25 at that time...
 
NOW, we also know that Franklin Richards was born that SAME YEAR...  Franklin is now TEN years old, so we can assume the Marvel Universe has progressed TEN years since Carol was first introduced into the Marvel Universe...
 
So, she should be about 35... 

#22 Posted by fps_dean (261 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Mango said:
I'd say early to mid thirties.

While the CHARACTER is older, in the Marvel universe I would say mid 30s too

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