History Comicbook / MsMarvel

6th Dec '16 4:40:44 AM JamesAustin
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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her original costume, a LeotardOfPower with knee-high boots. Her ''original'' original costume, though, was a feminized version of ComicBook/CaptainMarVell's Kree uniform, which covered everything. Her Captain Marvel outfit now covers everything, though it's still skin-tight.

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her original costume, a LeotardOfPower with knee-high boots. Her ''original'' original costume, though, was more obvious in this regard, as it was a feminized version of ComicBook/CaptainMarVell's Kree uniform, which for him covered everything.everything, but for her left [[BareYourMidriff her abdomen]] and legs uncovered. Her Captain Marvel outfit now covers everything, though it's still skin-tight.
6th Dec '16 3:56:24 AM JamesAustin
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She later joined ComicBook/TheAvengers but decided to quit after an incident which caused her to [[FetusTerrible become pregnant by an adult version of her baby]]. Later, [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Rogue]] (at the time a villain under Mystique) ambushed her. After a grueling battle, Rogue absorbed Ms. Marvel's powers AND memories, then [[LeftForDead threw her off below the Golden Gate bridge, leaving her to die.]] Fortunately, [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Spider Woman/Jessica Drew]] [[BigDamnHeroes was around at that time and rescued Carol]] and sent her to the X-Mansion for treatment courtesy of Professor Xavier. After she sort of recovered (she regained her memory, but not her powers or emotions) Carol chose to stay with the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} for a while.

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She later joined ComicBook/TheAvengers but decided to quit after an incident which caused her to [[FetusTerrible become pregnant by an adult version of her baby]]. Later, [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Rogue]] ComicBook/{{Rogue}} (at the time a villain under Mystique) ambushed her. After a grueling battle, Rogue absorbed Ms. Marvel's powers AND memories, then [[LeftForDead threw her off below the Golden Gate bridge, leaving her to die.]] Fortunately, [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Spider Woman/Jessica Drew]] [[BigDamnHeroes was around at that time and rescued Carol]] and sent her to the X-Mansion for treatment courtesy of Professor Xavier. After she sort of recovered (she regained her memory, but not her powers or emotions) Carol chose to stay with the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} for a while.



* AffirmativeActionGirl: She was added to the cast of ''The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!'' in season 2 so that the team would ''finally'' have another woman on the team, since TheWasp was the sole female Avenger up until that point.

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* AffirmativeActionGirl: AffirmativeActionGirl:
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She was added to the cast of ''The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!'' in season 2 so that the team would ''finally'' have another woman on the team, since TheWasp was the sole female Avenger up until that point.



* AmazonianBeauty: Although her physique varies DependingOnTheArtist, she is a big woman who has large strong muscles, broad shoulders, a very voluptuous yet well-toned and muscular build for her body, and standing in at 5'11" and over 160 lbs. Frank Cho in particular makes her look like [[StreetFighter Cammie]].

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* AmazonianBeauty: Although her physique varies DependingOnTheArtist, she is a big woman who has large strong muscles, broad shoulders, a very voluptuous yet well-toned and muscular build for her body, and standing in at 5'11" and over 160 lbs. Frank Cho in particular makes her look like [[StreetFighter [[Franchise/StreetFighter Cammie]].



** For a long time, [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Rogue]] was played as her ArchEnemy, but a combination of Rogue's HeelFaceTurn and Carol regaining the stolen memories have gone a long way to repairing things although tensions remain. They now occasionally engage in TeethClenchedTeamwork.
** Moonstone is occasionally regarded as this, even though the two have had little interaction anywhere outside of ''ComicBook/DarkReign''.

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** For a long time, [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Rogue]] ComicBook/{{Rogue}} was played as her ArchEnemy, Arch-Enemy, but a combination of Rogue's HeelFaceTurn and Carol regaining the stolen memories have gone a long way to repairing things although tensions remain. They now occasionally engage in TeethClenchedTeamwork.
** Moonstone is occasionally regarded as this, even though the two have had little interaction anywhere outside of ''ComicBook/DarkReign''.



** Some fans also jokingly consider Carol's greatest enemies to be cars due to her rather frequent tendency to get hit by them in battle.
*** The car thing took kind of a shocking twist when her unpowered ComicBook/UltimateMarvel counterpart was [[BrickJoke hit by a car and put in critical condition in an arc of the Ultimates]].
* AscendedExtra: Carol used to be a something of a second-stringer amongst the Marvel Comics fandom and most people outside of Avengers fandom would just know her as 'The woman that [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Rogue]] stole her powers from'. After ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'', she started to get her own ongoing series and more prominence in other titles.

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** Some fans also jokingly consider Carol's greatest enemies to be cars due to her rather frequent tendency to get hit by them in battle.
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battle. The car thing took kind of a shocking twist when her unpowered ComicBook/UltimateMarvel counterpart was [[BrickJoke hit by a car and put in critical condition in an arc of the Ultimates]].
* AscendedExtra: AscendedExtra:
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Carol used to be a something of a second-stringer amongst the Marvel Comics fandom and most people outside of Avengers fandom would just know her as 'The woman that [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Rogue]] ComicBook/{{Rogue}} stole her powers from'. After ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'', she started to get her own ongoing series and more prominence in other titles.



* BadassNormal: Even before becoming Ms. Marvel, Carol could still hold her own, being an experienced and highly decorated Air Force officer. Taken even further in ComicBook/UltimateMarvel, where Carol is ''still'' a military woman and never became Ms. Marvel (but as an Agent of SHIELD she gets to be SHIELD Director for a while).

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* BadassNormal: Even before becoming Ms. Marvel, Carol could still hold her own, being an experienced and highly decorated Air Force officer. Taken even further in ComicBook/UltimateMarvel, where Carol is ''still'' a military woman and never gained powers nor became Ms. Marvel (but as an Agent of SHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D. she gets to be SHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D. Director for a while).



* DrowningMySorrows: You know you're off the wagon when ''Tony Stark'' calls you on it. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming He later sponsors her at Alcoholics Anonymous]].
* EekAMouse: [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Jessica Drew]] is not a fan of rats.
* EnergyAbsorption: Part of her super power set.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Subverted in the entry below. [[spoiler:Carol putting Moonstone's power source in her mother's tomb in hopes for her redemption is because she thinks this trope might apply to Moonstone. It doesn't.]]

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* DrowningMySorrows: You know you're off the wagon when ''Tony Stark'' calls you on it. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments He later sponsors her at Alcoholics Anonymous]].
* EekAMouse: Not Carol Danvers herself, but it was in her series that it was shown that [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Jessica Drew]] is not a fan of rats.
* EnergyAbsorption: Part of her super power set.
set is that she can absorb immense amounts of energy, to the point where it was the keystone of her cosmic powers as Binary, linking herself to the power of a white hole.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Subverted in the entry below.Subverted. [[spoiler:Carol putting Moonstone's power source in her mother's tomb in hopes for her redemption is because she thinks this trope might apply to Moonstone. It doesn't.]]



* FlyingBrick: Her original power set.

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* FlyingBrick: Her original power set.set was {{Flight}}, SuperStrength and SuperToughness, plus EnergyAbsorption.



* FourStarBadass: Holds the rank of Colonel in the US Air Force; it also means "Captain" Marvel is a ''downgrade''
* GenderedOutfit: Her classic, more {{Stripperiffic}} costume.

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* FourStarBadass: Holds the rank of Colonel in the US Air Force; it also means "Captain" Marvel is a ''downgrade''
''downgrade''.
* GenderedOutfit: Her classic, more {{Stripperiffic}} costume.costume is a gendered version of ComicBook/CaptainMarVell's, complete with ThongOfShielding and [[BareYourMidriff bared midriff]]. [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091028123515/marveldatabase/images/thumb/5/55/Terry_Dodson_Combined_Variant_Covers.jpg/830px-Terry_Dodson_Combined_Variant_Covers.jpg Picture for reference]]. Her later outfit as Captain Marvel largely averts this, being far more modest and militaristic than her previous outfits, only retaining the scarf.



* HellBentForLeather: Her iconic Warbird uniform.



* IHaveManyNames: She sticks with the default for now.

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* IHaveManyNames: Carol Danvers, Ms. Marvel, Binary, Warbird... She sticks with the default "Captain Marvel" for now.



* KickTheDog: Separating [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Julia Carpenter]] from her daughter just because she's a defector of the Pro-Registration side who was a spy for [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] is just... well... ''low''.
** Carol's been on the receiving end of this trope herself more than once, and there were other personal crimes committed by Pro-Registration heroes on Anti-Registration heroes that were just as bad if not worse.

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* KickTheDog: Separating [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Julia Carpenter]] from her daughter just because she's a defector of the Pro-Registration side who was a spy for [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] Rogers]]? There were many crimes committed by both sides against the other, but that is just... well... ''low''.
** Carol's been on the receiving end of this trope herself more than once, and there were other personal crimes committed by Pro-Registration heroes on Anti-Registration heroes that were just as bad if not worse.
''low''.



* MsFanservice: The only way her costumes as Ms. Marvel can be justified.
** Lampshaded by Moonstone[=/=]Dark!Ms. Marvel in ''Avengers: The Initiative'' when she asks Tigra just ''how'' Carol wears these outfits.
*** Its also lampshaded by [[Comicbook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] later, who repeats Moonstone's complaint about the wedgies the suit gives while wearing it, [[DidNotThinkThisThrough after originally gushing about how much she wanted to wear it]].
** ''Finally'' averted with her latest outfit, which aside from being form-fitting, is about as non-fanservice as you can get. According to Steve Wacker, one of the reasons she was given the redesigned costume was because he wanted his own daughter to be able to dress up as Captain Marvel.

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* MsFanservice: The only way her costumes as Ms. Marvel can be justified.
** Lampshaded
justified. This was lampshaded by Moonstone[=/=]Dark!Ms. Moonstone/Dark Ms. Marvel in ''Avengers: The Initiative'' when she asks Tigra just ''how'' Carol wears these outfits.
*** Its also lampshaded
outfits, and by [[Comicbook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] later, who repeats Moonstone's complaint about the wedgies the suit gives while wearing it, [[DidNotThinkThisThrough after originally gushing about how much she wanted to wear it]].
** ''Finally''
it]]. Eventually it was ''finally'' averted with her latest outfit, which aside from being form-fitting, is about as non-fanservice as you can get. According to Steve Wacker, one of the reasons she was given the redesigned costume was because he wanted his own daughter to be able to dress up as Captain Marvel.



* SolarCPR: How she loses her Binary powers.
* SplitPersonality: Her early problems which she overcame. Came to light again during her recent battle with Moonstone.
* StatuesqueStunner: Carol is 5-feet-11-inches of pure hotness.
** Originally Marvel stats listed Carol as 5-foot-7 and that she would grow to 5-foot-9 when she transformed into Ms. Marvel in the 70s, but this was eventually retconned out as her simply being 5-foot-11.
* StayInTheKitchen: In her earliest solo stories, Carol got this treatment from [[Franchise/SpiderMan J. Jonah Jameson]], who, as her boss, was something of a StrawMisogynist. Which, oddly, doesn't make much sense considering how well he's treated Betty Brant and his outspoken views against discrimination against anyone besides Spider-people.

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* SolarCPR: How she loses her Binary powers.
powers; she gave them to the sun to stop it from exploding.
* SplitPersonality: Her early problems problem with her powers; she would blackout and then her Ms. Marvel powers would overtake her, which she eventually overcame. Came to light again during her recent battle with Moonstone.
* StatuesqueStunner: Carol is 5-feet-11-inches of pure hotness. \n** Originally Marvel stats Carol was listed Carol as 5-foot-7 and that she would grow to 5-foot-9 when she transformed into Ms. Marvel in the 70s, but this was eventually retconned out as her simply being 5-foot-11.
* StayInTheKitchen: StayInTheKitchen:
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In her earliest solo stories, Carol got this treatment from [[Franchise/SpiderMan J. Jonah Jameson]], who, as her boss, was something of a StrawMisogynist. Which, oddly, doesn't make much sense considering how well he's treated Betty Brant and his outspoken views against discrimination against anyone besides Spider-people.



* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her original costume. Not that her skin-tight outfit isn't one now. Her ''original'' original costume, though, was a feminized version of ComicBook/CaptainMarVell's Kree uniform, which covered everything.

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her original costume. Not that her skin-tight outfit isn't one now.costume, a LeotardOfPower with knee-high boots. Her ''original'' original costume, though, was a feminized version of ComicBook/CaptainMarVell's Kree uniform, which covered everything. Her Captain Marvel outfit now covers everything, though it's still skin-tight.



* UnderwearOfPower: Again, part of her original costume.
** All of the costume tropes above caused Rogue (at a point in the X-Men where she was manifesting Ms Marvel's costume) to lament Danvers' choice in clothes.
** And [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala]] [[LegacyCharacter Khan]] complains that Carol's Warbird costume gives 'epic wedgies'.

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* UnderwearOfPower: Again, part of her original costume.
** All of the costume tropes above
costume, which caused Rogue (at a point in the X-Men where she was manifesting Ms Marvel's costume) to lament Danvers' choice in clothes.
** And
clothes, and her LegacyCharacter [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala]] [[LegacyCharacter Kamala Khan]] complains to complain that Carol's Warbird costume gives 'epic wedgies'.
6th Dec '16 3:13:20 AM JamesAustin
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* AbortedArc: Or perhaps more accurately ''Indecisive Arc''. The writers of the early ''Captain Marvel'' stories that featured Carol as a non-powered supporting player to Captain Mar-Vell couldn't seem to make up their minds as to whether or not Carol was supposed to be a full blown love interest to Mar-Vell or not (he already had a girlfriend, and arguably not a very interesting one at that).

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* AbortedArc: Or perhaps more accurately ''Indecisive Arc''.Indecisive Arc. The writers of the early ''Captain Marvel'' stories that featured Carol as a non-powered supporting player to Captain Mar-Vell couldn't seem to make up their minds as to whether or not Carol was supposed to be a full blown love interest to Mar-Vell or not (he already had a girlfriend, and arguably not a very interesting one at that).



* InterserviceRivalry: A good natured one between herself (U.S. Air Force) and Captain America (U.S. Army), particularly due to the fact that despite being Carol being Steve's subordinate in the Avengers, she actually outranks him having left the Air Force as a full colonel.
** DependingOnTheWriter: According to a piece of Marvel canon established way back in the 70s and never overturned nor contradicted by subsequent events, Steve Rogers actually holds the reservist rank of Brigadier General in the US Army, not Captain. (His downgrade is even larger than Carol's.) Which means that the only reason why Carol Danvers got away with "pulling rank" on Captain America was that the writer wasn't aware of this fact. It can be assumed that, "in-universe", Steve Rogers let her get away with it because he didn't see a need to make a big deal of it, even though he could have quite literally ended her military career had he wanted.

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* InterserviceRivalry: A good natured good-natured one between herself (U.S. Air Force) and Captain America (U.S. Army), particularly due to the fact that despite being Carol being Steve's subordinate in the Avengers, she actually outranks him having left the Air Force as a full colonel.
** DependingOnTheWriter: According to a piece of Marvel canon established way back in the 70s and never overturned nor contradicted by subsequent events, Steve Rogers actually holds the reservist rank of Brigadier General in the US Army, not Captain. (His downgrade is even larger than Carol's.) Which means that the only reason why Carol Danvers got away with "pulling rank" on
Army). Captain America was once joked that the writer wasn't aware of this fact. It can be assumed that, "in-universe", Steve Rogers let he's been trying to get her get away with it because he didn't see a need to make a big deal of it, even though he could have quite literally ended her military career had he wanted.demoted for years.
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* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'': Playable as Captain Marvel.
20th Nov '16 10:38:58 AM SKJAM
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* UnwantedRescue: When Carol's father was being threatened by Steeplejack, he refused her help both as herself and as Ms. Marvel, and when Ms. Marvel went ahead and saved his life anyway, the man refused to acknowledge that he couldn't have handled the supervillain himself. Man was truly dedicated to his belief in the proper place of women.
20th Nov '16 7:45:29 AM Manny20444
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* AmazonianBeauty: Although her physique varies DependingOnTheArtist, she is a big woman who has large muscles, a voluptuous yet well-toned and muscular build for her body, and standing in at 5'11" and over 160 lbs. Frank Cho in particular makes her look like [[StreetFighter Cammie]].

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* AmazonianBeauty: Although her physique varies DependingOnTheArtist, she is a big woman who has large strong muscles, broad shoulders, a very voluptuous yet well-toned and muscular build for her body, and standing in at 5'11" and over 160 lbs. Frank Cho in particular makes her look like [[StreetFighter Cammie]].
17th Nov '16 10:43:09 AM Klaudandus
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* FourStarBadass: Holds the rank of Colonel in the US Air Force. Which, technically, means she outranks Captain America. It also means "Captain" Marvel is a ''downgrade''

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* FourStarBadass: Holds the rank of Colonel in the US Air Force. Which, technically, means she outranks Captain America. It Force; it also means "Captain" Marvel is a ''downgrade''
17th Nov '16 7:54:56 AM KingZeal
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** DependingOnTheWriter: According to a piece of Marvel canon established way back in the 70s and never overturned nor contradicted by subsequent events, Steve Rogers actually holds the reservist rank of Brigadier General in the US Army, not Captain. (His downgrade is even larger than Carol's.) Which means that the only reason why Carol Danvers got away with "pulling rank" on Captain America was that the writer wasn't aware of this fact. It can be assumed that, "in-universe", Steve Rogers let her get away with it because he didn't see a need to make a big deal of it, even though he could have quite literally ended her military career had
30th Oct '16 7:41:39 AM WJTaylor4
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* AbortedArc: Or perhaps more accurately ''Indecisive Arc''. The writers of the early ''Captain Marvel'' stories that featured Carol as a non-powered supporting player to Captain Mar-Vell couldn't seem to make up their minds as to whether or not Carol was supposed to be a full blown love interest to Mar-Vell or not (he already had a girlfriend, and arguably not a very interesting one at that).
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