MARVEL REVOLT PART 1
AND THERE SHALL COME A DAY......
Mar-Vell was a member of the blue-skinned Kree empire. At birth he was as pink as a human. The only other abnormality was the Star Brand on his right hand. To some, he was the fullfillment of Kree prophecy. To others, he was an abomination, but despite discrimination and prejudice, Mar-Vell became a renowned soldier and an acclaimed hero for his victories in battle against the Kree's enemies, notably the Skrulls.
Mar-Vell's regiment, under the command of Yon-Rogg, was given a mission to observe Earth, specifically human's progress of space travel. Yon-Rogg, jealous of the love between Mar-Vell and the ship's medic, Una, ordered Mar-Vell to infiltrate Cape Canaveral, Florida, alone. He then secretly tried to fire on Mar-Vell's ship, but killed a human instead-- Ken Connell. Mar-Vell took advantage of resembling Connell to pose as a human and create a secret identity, but Yon-Rogg again secretly tried to kill Mar-Vell by activating the Kree robot, the Sentry. In his Kree uniform, Mar-Vell publicly defeated the robot, and the onlookers acclaimed him as "Captain Marvel," misinterpreting what the Sentry called him.
[Editor's Note: It is here that Sebastian Shaw acquired the Sentry robot.]
Mar Vell continued to observe Earth even though Yon-Rogg returned home. Knowing that Rogg would be back, with the Kree Armada, Mar Vell set out to join together the greatest group of heroes the world has ever known: Ultraforce!
He first sought out the media darling of the day, Tony Stark's creation, the Vision. Mar Vell admitted he knew that Stark was actually in the armor, and promised to show him technology undreamt of by mortal minds. Stark agreed to join.
Next he met Thor. Thor challenged him to the Right of Combat, where Thor ended up winning, but Mar Vell accquitted himself well. It seems Thor had been sent to the realm to become it's defender, he was happy to join.
At the behest of Stark, Mar Vell approached Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, a married couple woking in his company, Force Works. They had been developing a super team to back up the Vision and were ready to try some of the concepts out.
Lastly, they approached the king of the soveriegn nation of Wakanda, T'Challa: The Black Panther. Not only his nation's hero, but also a man of great influence and importance.
On their first outing to engage the Enchantress' Wrecking Crew; the Force quickly dispatched of the quartet and was met by S.H.I.E.L.D. After long talks behind closed doors, Nick Fury allowed them to operate autonomously under the condition that SHIELD could appoint three members to their group. Mar Vell and Stark agreed and so the Force added:
Captain America: the Sentinel of Liberty.
Black Widow: International Agent of Espionage.
The Paladin: Weapons Expert Unsurpassed.
The Ultraforce were housed at Force Works and kept close ties with SHIELD.
Until The Kree Invasion happened.
After the Invasion Captain America quit SHIELD and Ultraforce. Stark quit and booted them out of his compound (with the exception of Pym and Van Dyne who stayed with Stark). Thor returned to Asgard in disgust having failed in his duty. Mar Vell sat aboard the SHIELD helicarrier and expressed his remorse to Fury. As he was about to leave, Fury stopped him.
"Mar Vell, you are a captain, a soldier....what if we rebuild Ultraforce under your leadership? You can look at our prospects and choose your team. Would that convince you to stay, as a SHIELD extension?"
"Yes......but we will need a veritable army. The world is now on the cosmic radar, and I know the evils that lie out there. Show me your prospects."
After about 4 hours of deliberation, Fury and Mar Vell assembled the new Ultraforce:
Captain Marvel, the leader.
Black Widow, 2nd in command.
Black Panther, King.
Doc Samson, survivor of the HULK virus.
Blayze, Lt. Monica Rambeau.
Moondragon, Cassandra Nova the twin sister of Charles Xavier.
Thundra, Princess Zarda from another dimension.
Songbird, Melissa Gold reformed Master of Evil.
Tigra, former cat burgular Felicia Hardy.
Spitfire, Jenny Nai Swenson half sister of Tony Stark.
Justice, John Tensen former detective now Cosmic Cop.
Ant ManII, Scott Lang Hank Py's apprentice.
Mantra, Maiden of Mysticism.
Prime, 13 yr old Kevin Green is the World's Mightiest Man.
Together, they are the Earth's Mightiest Heroes: ULTRAFORCE!
Scott Lang was an engineer of some renown at Tony Stark's Force Works. He had gained a valuable position in the eyes of Stark, who promoted him to the Ultraforce personal engineer, living with and working with the Ultraforce.
When his daughter Cassie became seriously ill, Lang decided to return to burglary as a final resort. He broke into the home of Dr. Henry Pym and stole his Ant-Man uniform and shrinking gas canisters. Garbed as Ant-Man, Lang broke into Cross Technological Enterprises and discovered that Dr. Erica Sondheim, the only person capable of helping his daughter, was being held prisoner. He rescued the doctor and was relieved when Sondheim was able to save the life of his beloved Cassie.
Lang had intended to return the Ant-Man costume to Pym and turn himself in for its theft but Pym, aware of the use to which Lang had put the stolen goods, offered to let him keep them, provided he only use them to uphold the law. Since Pym had already left the Avengers, he offered Scott Lang to take his place as Ant Man( Pym was operating as Giant Man at this time). Scott now fights alongside Captain Marvel and the Ultraforce.
Born circa 1928, Natalia "Natasha" Romanova was apparently orphaned as a child when she was trapped in a burning building during an early attack on Stalingrad by enemy forces. Ivan Petrovitch Bezukhov, a Soviet soldier, found Natasha in the inferno and rescued her. Although Ivan kept a close eye on Natasha as she grew, by the late 1930s she had attracted the attention of Soviet intelligence, which began her training. In 1941, she was almost brainwashed into serving the ninja clan the Hand, but was saved by Ivan, Logan (James Howlett, later Wolverine) and Captain America. Following World War II, Natasha was recruited to become part of the Black Widow Program, a team of elite female sleeper agents.
The Soviet state eventually arranged for Natasha to marry Alexi Shostakov, a champion test pilot. After a few years of a happy marriage, the KGB faked Shostakov’s death in a rocket test; grief for Shostakov drove Natasha’s resolve deeper and she continued her education with the Red Room Academy, finally being appointed the title of the Black Widow.
After briefly being brainwashed into fighting the Vision, she returned to Russia and broke all ties with her former superiors. When she returned to the USA, she spent her time working for Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Doctor Leonard Samson is a renowned psychiatrist and psychologist. His fame was brought on by being the first person to contract the HULK virus and live with the exception of Bruce Banner (See also exceptions: Thaddeus Ross, Jenifer Walters, Emil Blonsky, John Proudstar, Betty Ross, and Samuel Sterns.).
Samson possesses super strength, speed, intelligence, endurance, and limited invulnerability. He was recruited by SHIELD for the Ultraforce Initiative Phase II.
Eden Blake is the latest in a long line of Archmages wielding the name Mantra. The Archmages were an order of heroes who dedicated their spirits to the never ending battle against evil (See Dr. Strange, Victor Von Doom, and Clea). Whenever they would die, their spirit would pass along the lines of their descendants taking with them their skills and knowledge to their next vessel.
Captain Mar Vell was able to identify a unique energy signature and traced one to Eden. Wanting to cover the realm of magic in Phase II of the Ultraforce Initiative, he offered her a position on Ultraforce.
Born at the same time as the X-Men's leader, Charles Xavier, Cassandra's psychic form didn't have a host.
Heather Douglas was only a child when the villain Thanos came to Earth, and killed her parents because they witnessed his arrival (her late father would later be turned into Drax the Destroyer).
Heather was left in a coma. The disembodied psychic energy of Cassandra possessed the body and continued her life.
After an altercation with Captain Mar Vell (who could tell she had been touched by Thanos' energy) he uncovered her ploy. Satisfied she wasn't part of Thanos' cadre, he offered her membership in Ultraforce.
Justice first appeared in contemporary New York City in the year 1986, claiming to be a law-enforcing knight from another dimension, the "Far Place," although his recollections were vague. Compelled to use his preternatural abilities to fight criminals, he acted as a vigilante against street hoods, drug dealers and gangsters while trying to recall more of where he came from and how he ended up on Earth.
Justice began as an alien warrior (called a "Justice Warrior") in the employ of King Therion and Queen Endolana of the Land of Spring in the Far Place. After having an illicit affair with the queen, he was exiled to Earth by the king's wizard, Webstral. On Earth, he took on the mission to stop the series' central villain, Daedalus Darquill, and his son, Damon Conquest, evil wizards from the Land of Winter, the royals' opposition. Arriving around the same time as the "White Event" that gave humans paranormal abilities, he learned Earth's ways while befriending DEA agent Rebecca Chambers, a black woman with a "golden aura" denoting utmost purity, and Arnie, a cab driver. He battled Hounds, soulless creatures created by Darquill, and hordes of drug addicts and common criminals. Eventually, Becky was brainwashed by the Wizards of Winter against Justice, who was framed for her murder (a body faked by the Wizards). Corrupted from the brief loss of his arm in battle, Justice briefly resorted to using a gun to kill criminals, but abandoned the idea shortly after implementation. Justice subsequently battled and savagely killed Black Justice, a "Justice Warrior" like Tensen who had succumbed to his darker natures. His dire emotional state fed a machine constructed by the Wizards that helped them to destroy Spring. Webstral escaped to Earth and, as he told of Spring's fall and the king's death, healed Justice of the impurity caused by his earlier injuries before perishing.
When Captain Mar Vell was assembling his new Ultraforce, he remembered his run-in with Justice and their status off world. He asked Justice to join and Tensen agreed.
Monica Rambeau was a lieutenant in the New Orleans harbor patrol. Fate came upon her one day, when she gained super powers after being bombarded by extra-dimensional energy, produced by an energy disruptor weapon created by the Kree.
After her initial appearance, Rambeau began experimenting with her powers. Early in her career, she met Paladin, who was kind enough to introduce her to SHIELD for additional training. As Blayze, she joined and served in the Ultraforce II.
When Melissa was young, she did not experience the best childhood. Her mother had gone to prison for robbery and her father was a drunk. It did not help that many of her peers teased her until one day she simply couldn't take anymore of it and she ended up running away from home and living on the streets, creating a tough personality. She also took up her mother's name of Mimi and as she got older, she became involved with a criminal named Mike. He set her up by reporting her to the police while carrying stolen goods, causing her to be arrested and sent to jail, just like her mother.
Once there she met Marian Pouncy. Marian got Melissa involved in masked wrestling and she soon joined a team called the Grapplers, using a device that converted her voice into high frequency sonics and taking on the persona 'Screaming Mimi.' The Grapplers became renowned for their colorful personalities and ringside antics, but the wrestling federation denied them the opportunity to make the same amount of money their male counterparts made. When the group decided to turn to crime in order to make more money, they were tried and jailed after a defeat by the hero known as Captain Mar Vell.
Mar Vell remembered her when he was reconstructing Ultraforce. He always saw her as just a misguided girl. He proposed that she work off her sentence as a member of Ultraforce. She delightfully agreed.
SHIELD scientist Forge constructed her a harness that allows her to create solid sound projections.
Besides genius, another of the Stark inherited traits is being a philanderer. On a trip to Japan, Howard Stark had been amorous with a young businesswoman. This came back to bite him in the butt....at least his son's butt later on in life. After he revealed himself as the Vision, Stark was confronted by Jennifer Nai Swenson (Swenson because her mother was married to a Colonel in the US Army) about her true parentage. To settle any lawsuits or legal troubles, Stark paid her handsomely and gave her a job at Force Works. She excelled and was developing her own exo suit called the MAX armor.
When Stark broke ties with Ultraforce, Jenny tried to join but was refused. Stark found out and kicked her out of Force Works. Jenny stole the Max armor and ended up stopping the Living Laser. Captain Mar Vell and Fury reconsidered and let her join. She renamed her armor Spitfire.
Clint Barton was born into a family of abuse. He and his older brother Barney were the target of an abusive, alcoholic father (Harold) and a mother who didn't care (Edith). Tragedy, or perhaps poetic justice, struck when their parents died in a car accident caused by Clint's father's excessive drinking.
Soon after the accident, Clint and Barney were both put into an orphanage. The two bolted soon after, dreaming of a better life. While on the run, the two fell on the doorstep of a traveling circus. Needing food and shelter, Clint and Barney decided to do odd jobs for the performers.
Two performers, Swordsman and Trickshot, saw potential in Clint and took him under their wing. Trickshot taught Clint archery while Swordsman taught Clint acrobatics and knife throwing. The duo became heroes to Clint as he began to surpass his masters. Though Swordsman and Trickshot weren't the greatest father figures, they were the best the circus had to offer, or so he thought. While doing an odd job for a performer, Clint overheard that a great sum of money had been stolen from the ringmaster the night before. Clint thought little of this until he saw Swordsman with an inordinately large sum of money and wondered if his hero could have been the thief the night before. He questioned his mentor and got the answer he was dreading; Swordsman had indeed stolen the money. Swordsman was quick to offer Clint a cut of the ill gotten cash if he could keep his mouth shut, but he refused and was soon chased, beaten and left for dead by the Swordsman. Unable to handle the pain he felt, Clint bolted again.
Clint ended up under the purview of Nick Fury. His wide array of knowledge of weapons mastery was an asset that Fury could use. Forge created the Ultiweapon for him. It was a transformable weapon that normally took the visage of a sword but could transform into a bow, 2 small swords, an axe, or a mace. Clint jumped at the chance to join Ultraforce and stuck with with it even when his best friend Steve Rogers quit.