[[caption-width-right:300: Carol Danvers through the years.[[note]]From top to bottom: As Captain Marvel on the cover of ''Captain Marvel'' Vol 8 #1 (March 2014), her long-tenured "Warbird" Ms. Marvel costume on the cover of its debut issue, ''Ms. Marvel'' #20 (October 1978), and her first costume as Ms. Marvel on the cover of ''Ms. Marvel'' #1 (January 1977).[[/note]]]]

->''"We're gonna get where we're going, you and me. Death and indignity be damned. We'll get there, and we will be the stars we were always meant to be."''
-->-- ''Captain Marvel'' #1 (2012)

Captain Marvel (formerly Ms. Marvel) is a Creator/MarvelComics super heroine, DistaffCounterpart of (their version of) [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]]. Originally a supporting character in his series, Carol Danvers first appeared in ''Marvel Super-Heroes'' #13 (March, 1968). She was created by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan. She eventually gained her own series ''Ms. Marvel'' vol. 1, which lasted for 23 issues (January, 1977-April, 1979). She mostly appeared in team books ever since, returning to the spotlight with ''Ms. Marvel'' vol. 2, which lasted for 50 issues (May, 2006-April, 2010). After that she made regular appearances in team books again, until her third solo series was launched in 2012.

Carol Danvers was a tough Air Force officer who was involved in various missions, at one point teaming up with [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} Logan]], and another time, with [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Ben Grimm]]. She later became chief of security at NASA. At one point, she was involved in a battle with the alien Kree race, befriending their hero, Captain Marvel (for whom she harbored a ComicBook/LoisLane-style infatuation). Later she was hit by the explosion of a Kree [[AppliedPhlebotinum Psyche-Magnetron]] device which messed with her DNA, causing her to later have blackouts during which her body morphed into a Kree warrior, who called herself 'Ms. Marvel'. It also caused her to fall from grace in the military world and she was forced to become a magazine editor for [[Franchise/SpiderMan The Daily Bugle]].

Ms. Marvel had a different personality than Carol, but eventually she came to terms with it and their personalities combined. She celebrated the change with a new costume... just in time for her series to be cancelled.

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/{{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/XMen for a while.

Unfortunately this led to her getting caught by the Brood aliens along with the X-Men. The Brood experiment on her and she ends up turned into a new superhero named "Binary" (as in 'binary star') with the power to manipulate stellar energy. She had some space adventures after joining the [[SpacePirate Starjammers]], but eventually returned to Earth. At that time, her full memories returned and she went by the name ''Warbird'' (using a reduced version of her Binary powers to simulate her Ms. Marvel power set) since another character had taken up the name Miss Marvel in her absence. She also rejoined The Avengers. Unfortunately, all the sufferings she experienced became a burden to her and she resorts to [[TheAlcoholic alcohol]] [[OffTheWagon to]] [[DrowningMySorrows relinquish her pain]], which got her expelled from the group. A consolation from fellow alcoholic ComicBook/IronMan set her straight and she later rejoined the Avengers.

During ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'', Carol was inspired by [[AlternateReality that dimension's]] version of Ms. Marvel, who is essentially the Marvel version of Franchise/WonderWoman, and realizes her potential. She started taking life positively once more and used the name Ms. Marvel again (as the second Ms. Marvel was no longer using it). In 2006 Marvel launched her new solo book, which ran until 2010. All 50 issues of that series were written by Brian Reed.

She was later involved in various events such as the ComicBook/CivilWar (siding with Iron Man, and [[KickTheDog kicking some dogs]] along the way) and the ComicBook/SecretInvasion. She was once the leader of the ''ComicBook/MightyAvengers'' team, then she joined the ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' after ComicBook/NormanOsborn formed the ''ComicBook/DarkAvengers''. When Osborn's ''ComicBook/DarkReign'' was over, she became a member of the ''New Avengers'' under ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}. She is also recurring character in ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'' as best friend of fallen superhero-turned-PrivateEye Jessica Jones.

In July 2012, Carol got a new uniform and hairstyle (which varies depending on the artist interpretation on how her hair fits with the collapsible face mask/cowl), changed her name from Ms. Marvel to [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]], and got a new ongoing book under that name, written by [[Creator/KellySueDeConnick Kelly Sue DeConnick]]. Even though Carol Danvers had been depicted as a feminist superhero since the 1970s, [=DeConnick=] was the first woman to become a regular writer of her series. As of that run, Carol has been re-invented as a cosmic hero, the link between Marvel's Earth-based heroes and the Marvel cosmic universe, even briefly being a member of the Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy.

In 2019, Carol will make her Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse debut in her solo movie ''Film/CaptainMarvel'', played by Creator/BrieLarson.

!!! Other Ms. Marvels:
The second Ms. Marvel, Sharon Ventura, was the girlfriend of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour The Thing (Ben Grimm)]] who gained SuperStrength from a crooked sports promoter (and his MadScientist partner). She was later [[ContrivedCoincidence accidentally turned into a female version of The Thing.]]

In ComicBook/NormanOsborn's copycat ComicBook/DarkAvengers, "Ms. Marvel" was played by villainess Karla Sofen (Moonstone), a half-insane psychiatrist with powers from [[MineralMacGuffin alien gems]], who was later known as the heroine Meteorite from the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}. Osborn's second set of Dark Avengers gave the role to Deidre Wentworth (Superia), a super-powered misandrist in a variant of Captain Mar-Vell's costume.

After Carol took on the "Captain" title, a new ''Ms. Marvel'' series was launched in January 2014, starring a teenager named Kamala Khan as the new Ms. Marvel. Khan is notable as a rare depiction of a Pakistani-American superhero, as well as a non-villainous depiction of a Muslim. For tropes related to her series, see [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 here]].


[[folder: Anime ]]

* ''Anime/AvengersConfidentialBlackWidowAndPunisher''


[[folder: Comics ]]

* ''Ms. Marvel Vol. 1'' (1977)
* ''Ms. Marvel Vol. 2'' (2006)
* ''Captain Marvel Vol. 7'' (2012)
* ''Captain Marvel Vol. 8'' (2014)
* ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Captain Marvel & The Carol Corps]]'' (2015)
* ''ComicBook/AForce Vol. 2'' (2016)
* ''Captain Marvel Vol. 9'' (2016)


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/CaptainMarvel'' (2019), played by Creator/BrieLarson


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'': Ms. Marvel is a playable character, with Sharon Ventura as one of her alternate costumes.
* ''Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2'': Ms. Marvel returns as a playable character.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'': Ms. Marvel is one of the recruitable heroes.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelPuzzleQuest'': Playable as both Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel.
* ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame Lego Marvel Superheroes]]'' and ''Lego Marvel's Avengers'': Carol is playable in the former as Ms. Marvel and in the latter as Captain Marvel.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelContestOfChampions'': Playable as both Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelFutureFight'': Playable as Captain Marvel, with a Ms. Marvel alternate costume later released.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'': Playable as Captain Marvel.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes'': Carol Danvers was originally playable as Ms. Marvel, with her default costume being the second page image, her "masked" Captain Marvel was added as one of many alternate costumes. She was updated into Captain Marvel (same powers, new character name) with a new default costume being a "maskless" Captain Marvel costume (first page image) and her old "default" Ms. Marvel costume becoming a purchasable alternate. She also has an alternate "Captain Mar-Vell" costume, with a male voice actor, to replicate the original Captain Marvel.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' (one episode)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'': Appears as a recurring character.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': First makes an appearance as Carol Danvers in Season 1, then joining the Avengers in Season 2 as Ms. Marvel.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' A guest star in season 3. Both Carol and Kamala join the team in season 4.
* ''WesternAnimation/MarvelRisingSecretWarriors'' (2018), voiced by Creator/KimRaver.

!!Tropes Associated:

* 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).
* ActionGirl: She's currently known as 'Earth's Mightiest Hero' for a very good reason.
* AdaptationalBadass: While very much a badass to begin with and heavy hitter, in ''The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', she packs considerably more of a wallop, being capable of going toe to toe with the Hulk. This seems to be part of a trend, as Kevin Feige has stated that the MCU version of Carol will be one of the most powerful superheroes in that universe. Considering how powerful Ronan was in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' and how a single Kree (implied to be a fairly powerful one) proved capable of going toe to toe with [[LadyOfWar Lady]] [[WarGod Sif]] in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', this is perhaps less than surprising.
* 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 ComicBook/TheWasp was the sole female Avenger up until that point.
** Captain Marvel and the Falcon were added to the Avengers in the ''Marvel Universe LIVE!'' stage show (which primarily uses ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' movie roster) so that the cast would have another woman and a non-white hero, respectively.
* AffirmativeActionLegacy:
** In the Manga/MarvelMangaverse Carol becomes the second ComicBook/CaptainAmerica after the original is slain.
** In 2012, Carol becomes one for ComicBook/CaptainMarVell.
* TheAlcoholic: She hit the bottle hard after losing her full Binary powers - she was dealing with the power loss at the same time she regained her emotional connection to some very nasty memories. Iron Man helped her out and got her into Alcoholic Anonymous.
* AllYourPowersCombined: The current Captain Marvel has both the power of her old self and Binary.
* AmazonianBeauty: Although her physique varies DependingOnTheArtist, she is a big woman who has large strong muscles, ripped broad shoulders, a very muscular yet voluptuous build for her body, and standing in at 5'11" and over 160 lbs. Frank Cho in particular makes her look like [[Franchise/StreetFighter Cammy]].
* {{Ambadassador}}: As Captain Marvel, she's both a superhero and "Ambassador Extraordinary" for the human race.
* ArchEnemy:
** Mystique. It's not just the X-Men that want her blood and for good reason - Mystique murdered Carol's boyfriend ''in Carol's form''. As far as the poor guy was concerned, his girlfriend went berserk and stabbed him to death.
** For a long time, ComicBook/{{Rogue}} was played as her 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''.
** The Brood also consider Carol to be ''their'' greatest enemy due to the sheer damage she inflicted on their empire as Binary.
** 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/{{Rogue}} stole her powers from'. After ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'', she started to get her own ongoing series and more prominence in other titles.
** And she started out as the [[BettyAndVeronica secondary love interest]] of another even more obscure character, long before anyone had any idea of giving her a series of her own.
** Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' animated television program. She and Captain Mar-Vell are introduced in the same episode. Most of the first half has her taking the guest star spotlight, before she acquires her powers, while the second half heavily features Captain Mar-Vell (although one inspired by his ComicBook/UltimateMarvel portrayal). In the next season, Carol (with powers) and Mar-Vell return, but Carol is given more prominence, especially after joining the Avengers.
* BadassNormal: Even before becoming Ms. Marvel, Carol could still hold her own, being an experienced and highly decorated Air Force officer. Counts as an EmpoweredBadassNormal after gaining powers. 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 S.H.I.E.L.D. she gets to be S.H.I.E.L.D. Director for a while).
* BareYourMidriff: Her original, Mar-Vell-style uniform (which was also worn by the copycats assigned by ComicBook/NormanOsborn).
* BloodKnight: She became this during the Battle of New York against the Super-Skrulls. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Major ass-kicking]] ensued.
* BreedingSlave: The Kree [[MasterComputer Supreme Intelligence]] wanted to make Carol this, since her HalfHumanHybrid DNA was just what he needed for his [[EvilutionaryBiologist eugenics program]]. So he planned to use the [[MindRape Millennia Bloom]] to [[EmptyShell destroy her personality]] and refashion her into someone who would gladly be one for the rest of her physical life. For a borderline StrawFeminist, this was naturally pretty much the worst fate imaginable.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: When Carol Danvers first appeared in the early ''Captain Marvel'' comics (back in the late 1960s), she was already a woman in a hard, masculine profession (security consultant for a US Government agency) who showed some signs of feminism, but in retrospect her starry-eyed swooning over the title character and ActionSurvivor characterization when faced with the villains of the week can look a little weird if measured against the ultra-tough ActionGirl background Claremont later wrote up for her.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Subverted. In the first issues, Ms. Marvel's suit had a high-tech webbing built inside, which allowed her to fly. In issues 6 and 7 she was exposed to the Kree Psyche-Magnitron a second time, which destroyed the tech in her suit, but also transferred the flight power to her own body. It has stayed that way since then, making this flying suit an EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.
* ClothingDamage: Happen during ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' when a Skrull unleashes an energy blast from his eyes that shreds her costume.
* CoolHouse: Lives in ''the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty''.
* DecoyProtagonist: Karla Sofen (Moonstone), as the Dark Avenger Ms. Marvel, takes over the second volume when Carol is believed dead. But in her second issue, she ends up fighting a woman made of energy [[spoiler:who turns out to be Carol.]] Moonstone's issues also have a new logo, the same one later used for Kamala Khan's comics. That logo includes a thunderbolt, which Carol wore at the time, but Karla never did.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Ever since she donned her Captain Marvel persona, her hair varies with the artist drawing her at the time, from being short and neat to being long, wild, and messy, to anything in between, usually with a fauxhawk (either naturally or created by her mask).
* DistaffCounterpart: Captain Marvel's, naturally. In the probably-not-canon "ComicBook/AgeOfTheSentry" mini-series, she was also shown becoming the Sentress.
* TheDogIsAnAlien: [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Rocket]] claims that Carol's cat Chewie is a rare and dangerous alien species called a flerken. [[spoiler:Turns out he's right.]]
* DrowningMySorrows: You know you're off the wagon when ''Tony Stark'' calls you on it. [[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 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. [[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.]]
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler:Carol is eventually victorious against Moonstone and ripped away her power source, leaving her to ''die'' in 3 days, but if she can redeem herself, she'll live. In an attempt for a HeelFaceTurn, Carol puts Moonstone's power in her mother's grave, so she could realize why she has gone bad. When Moonstone reclaimed it, she... [[RedemptionRejection smashes her mother's tombstone.]]]]
* FlyingBrick: Her original power set was {{Flight}}, SuperStrength and SuperToughness, plus EnergyAbsorption.
* FlyingFirepower: In a rare overlap with FlyingBrick, she currently tends to switch between brawling and blasting her opponents.
* FourStarBadass: Holds the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Air Force; it also means "Captain" Marvel is a ''downgrade''.
* GenderedOutfit: Her classic, more {{Stripperiffic}} 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.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Even with her energy powers, Carol openly says she enjoys punching things.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: In the 2006 series, Carol hires a publicist as part of her attempt to move up to the A-list of heroes (and after not being recognized by D-list villain Stilt-Man).
* HopelessSuitor: Carol was this to ComicBook/CaptainMarVell, back when she was just a non-powered supporting character in his comics. Unfortunately for her, he already had a girlfriend, hence the hopeless angle, though she did manage to kiss him at least once. They later settled for being friends.
* IHaveManyNames: Carol Danvers, Ms. Marvel, Binary, Warbird... she sticks with the default "Captain Marvel" for now.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Awkwardly often, for "The Female Who Fights Back". While Creator/ChrisClaremont deserves credit for his handling of the fallout from the "Marcus Immortus" story in ''Avengers'' #200 (the infamous "Rape of Ms. Marvel"), his own run also featured several instances of brainwashing and sexual abuse of the heroine, and [[http://flashbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/scn_0014.jpg at least one]] glaring example (by [[FanDisservice MODOK]], of all people) which really was not all that much better -- Indeed, in some ways arguably ''worse''.
* InterserviceRivalry: A good-natured one between herself (U.S. Air Force) and Captain America (U.S. Army). Captain America once joked that he's been trying to get her demoted for years.
* IOweYouMyLife: While not because of 'saving from death', this might be the reason why she assists Tony in ''Civil War'' (she'd be an alcoholic wreck if it wasn't for him...). Though this is more or less the reason of her friendship with Jessica Drew.
* 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]]? There were many crimes committed by both sides against the other, but that is just... well... ''low''.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: The first issues of her first comic book are starred by both Ms. Marvel, a new superhero with amnesia; and Carol Danvers, a military who used to be a secondary character at the Captain Marvel comic book, now working as a journalist and who frequently passes out for no reason. It is eventually revealed that Carol Danvers ''is'' Ms. Marvel (she turns into a superhero, without being aware of it).
* LeotardOfPower: Her usual costume, up until she took up the "Captain" title and switched to a full-body suit.
* LightEmUp: After the Brood experimented on her, she gained photon-based powers.
* MaleGaze: If Carol is in a book wearing her "Ms. Marvel" leotard, chances are the artist will find some way to get a rear shot, regardless of what she may be doing at the time. Artists have been known to draw her with a rather sizable backside.
* MostCommonSuperpower: Carol Danvers was never exactly under-endowed. (Perhaps this was why one of her incarnations was ''really'' called "Binary".)
* MsFanservice: The only way her costumes as Ms. Marvel can be justified. This was lampshaded by Moonstone/Dark Ms. Marvel in ''Avengers: The Initiative'' when she asks Tigra just ''how'' Carol wears these 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]]. 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.
* NotWantingKidsIsWeird: In her backstory, her SelfMadeMan father thought Carol should not bother with college, but simply find a good husband. And did not take it well when she retorted that she did not ''want'' a family--Even as she was quick to add a disclaimer to the effect of "Not ''yet''." Though given that she is now in her [[ComicBookTime late thirties/early forties]], it looks increasingly likely that she never will have one...
* NudeColoredClothes: Ms. Marvel's lightning bolt on her front is the same color as her skin in quite a few incarnations, particularly in some older, more color-restricted comic books. The artists have taken to making it either clearly very yellow or shiny to avoid this.
* OlderThanSheLooks: According to the ''Logan: Shadow Society'' graphic novel, she was already an adult government agent when Angel of the ''Comicbook/XMen'' was still a little boy. This would likely put her in her mid to late 40's at the youngest, yet she is rarely drawn any older than the other adult heroines published by Marvel.
** Finally given a nod in the Alien Nation storyline. When a young adult scientist tries to flirt with her, she shuts him down. Nearly gets out the old "I am old enough to be your mother" line.
* OverrankedSoldier: Even by the standards of ComicBookTime and ContinuitySnarl, Carol's military rank is ''still'' improbable. She retired from the U.S. Air Force at the rank of full Colonel (O-6)... apparently ''before'' her first chronological comic book appearance in 1968. Absent some highly unusual situation, one would expect Carol to be at least pushing 40, and this is before her entire career as a superhero. While she's depicted as an experienced hero in current stories with an official age of 31, she isn't drawn or treated as if she's anywhere near as old as her backstory would suggest.
** Creator/ChrisClaremont, who had a somewhat better understanding of the military than most comics writers in his time, seems to have realized the problem and wrote her as a major (O-4), which makes it a little better, though probably still pushing it. However, this RetCon did not stick.
** At the same time, whether accidentally or as a deliberate in-joke, Claremont also ''doubled down'' on her ImprobableAge by giving her ''Command Pilot'' wings. Look up the requirements for this, and it becomes obvious why this is arguably even more of a problem--Even if one assumes that the USAF even allowed women pilots in the 1960s in the first place in the Marvelverse, [[StayInTheKitchen which they didn't in real life.]]
* PietaPlagiarism: As in parodying 'The Death of Captain Marvel', the last print of her current issue (#50) had her in this pose... with ''the same death figure''. That doesn't kill her, fortunately.
* PlatonicLifePartners: She is hot, stunning, and around him quite often, but at no point has she ever slept with ComicBook/IronMan, who ReallyGetsAround with just about every other attractive heroine
* PowerIncontinence:
** At first, the Ms. Marvel persona comes without Carol's control.
** Her "Seventh Sense" started as a kind of clairvoyance-based X-ray vision. But by the 12th issue of the original 1970s series, it was giving her visions whether she wanted to receive them or not -- often accompanied by a gut-punch-level headache.
* QuestionableConsent: ''Avengers'' #200 was ''supposed'' to give her a happy ending and grand send-off from the book, by giving her a badass love interest (albeit [[StrangledByTheRedString right out of nowhere]]) to retire with. Unfortunately, the "romance" was atrociously written even by comic book standards, to the point where the writers had the Adonis ''openly admitting'' to using ''mind-altering technology'' on Carol to make her fall in love with him, somehow not realizing that this translated the whole thing from just awkward to creepy. To make it worse, none of the ''other'' Avengers [[OutOfCharacterMoment cared]] when told this to their faces. Carol bitterly [[WhatTheHellHero called them out]] on this whole fiasco in a later story, when she had her own mind back again.
* RoguesGallery: Carol has had a varied one; Mystique (her original ArchEnemy before she got [[RoguesGalleryTransplant transplanted]] to the Comicbook/XMen, Deathbird (more known as an X-Men villain nowadays), the Brood alien race (more known as X-Villains, sense a trend?), the Skrulls, Moonstone, Toxie Doxie, Grace Valentine, and Yon-Rogg. Newer additions since becoming a cosmic hero include Hala the Accuser and Dr. Eve.
* TheRival: As of now; Moonstone. Prior to that, Rogue. Going by what Rogue says in her issue of ''A+X'', the two are on better terms now; well, either that or the writer didn't know that they hate each other.
* RunningGag:
** Her being "fat" (despite having more or less a perfect physique).
** Her constant battles against cars.
** A newer one seems to be others commenting on how hard it is to wear one of her outfits.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Part of her original costume. Carol later uses it as a sash for her more iconic costume (as well as for the current Captain Marvel full body suit).
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After Rogue's attack, Carol went to Professor Xavier to help mentally recover, and bonded with the X-Men during her stay as their guest and assisted them on a few missions. After gaining new powers by way of the Brood, she was going to join the team as Binary (she wouldn't have been the first non-mutant to do so)...but then Rogue came begging Xavier to help her deal with the psyches she had absorbed (especially Charol's). Xavier agreed to do so, causing Carol to leave the mansion in protest.
* SecretPublicIdentity: Carol Danvers has household name recognition.
* ShesGotLegs: Boy, does she know how to use 'em. Carol's long muscular legs are usually highlighted through her original costumes that she wore during the times that she was Ms. Marvel (which were pant-less and {{Stripperiffic}}) and the tights of the current form-fitting outfit that she wears as Captain Marvel.
* ShootYourMate: Pre-superheroine Carol and the original Captain Marvel in his first series, when he was trying to ingratiate himself with the [[NebulousEvilOrganization Organization]] and she helped by angrily denouncing him as a traitor . Of course, they faked it--And hilariously, the scene was so over the top that Carol apparently couldn't take the whole thing seriously even in a Silver Age comic:
-->'''Marvel:''' [[YouFool You little idiot]]--Why do you think I even ''bothered'' with you? [[SmugSnake Your position as head of Cape security could prove useful!]] Now--Use your head!
-->'''Carol:''' [[FragileFlower Let go of my hand! You--You're hurting me!]]
-->'''Marvel:''' (''Whisper'') When I release your hand, keep it clenched. I've placed a knockout gas capsule there. Release it the instant you're alone with your guards--Understand?
-->'''Carol:''' (''Whisper'') Yes. (''[[ChewingTheScenery Really]] loud and clear'') I said '''let go''' of me, you '''coward!''' Do you also [[KickTheDog kick dogs]] [[LampShaded and children?!]]
* ShoutOut: In recent years, she's developed a tendency to make references to ''Franchise/StarWars'' and, to a lesser extent, ''Franchise/StarTrek'', from naming her cat 'Chewie' (to which she admits is nerdy but justifies it by stating she looks like Chewbacca), to trying to perform a Jedi mindtrick on some HAMMER goons (who both get the reference and laugh it off, before she kicks their ass).
* SolarCPR: How she loses her Binary powers; she gave them to the sun to stop it from exploding.
* SplitPersonality: Her early 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 5'11" of pure hotness. Originally Carol was listed as 5'7" 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 5'11".
* 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. Although it might have less to do with his views on women in general and more with him disliking her personally.
** Carol's father seemed to have a fixation with this trope, as he refused to send Carol to college partly because of a bad financial situation and also because he seriously believed that as a woman, Carol could never handle college and the real world and seriously believed she'd be better off just marrying a nice guy and being a stay-at-home mom while he sent one of her brothers to college instead, despite the fact that Carol was smarter than both of her brothers and had better grades. Needless to say, Carol did not agree with her father on this matter and joined the United States Air Force to make her own way, which he didn't take well.
* StrawFeminist: She can occasionally come across as one, with some variation between different writers. Notably, when ComicBook/IronMan (quite respectfully) expressed some worry for her, she launched into a long speech about how he had no right to impose the role of a helpless woman on her. However, while she has always been ''somewhat'' of a feminist, such over-the-top depictions were usually the exception rather than the rule.
** An even better example comes from her tenure with the Avengers, when she basically lectures the Scarlet Witch on what a horrible idea it is to [[ChildHater be a mother.]]
--->We all know that you've been worrying about having children -- [[CharacterFilibuster But just consider]] what that would do to [[FamilyVersusCareer your career]] as a superheroine. You'd have to focus so much of your life on a single individual, an infant.... You're a vital person, Wanda, one that half the women in the world would probably kill to be. Surely you find that more "fulfilling" than any silly stereotype of having a ''baby''?
* {{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, but for her left [[BareYourMidriff her abdomen]] and legs uncovered. Her Captain Marvel outfit now covers everything, though it's still skin-tight.
* SuicideDare: It is revealed that the selfish, amoral psychologist and psychiatrist Dr. Karla Sofen (AKA Moonstone) convinced depressed patients to kill themselves while she watched. Despite this, there have been a number of attempts to redeem her. If the characters knew the character the way the reader does, they would stop trying to redeem her, and either kill her or give her a FateWorseThanDeath.
* SuperMode: Binary was treated as such during Carol's membership in the third volume of ''Avengers''. She started drinking because she lost those powers and didn't tell her teammates. She later regained them to some degree.
* SuperpoweredAlterEgo: Initially, Ms. Marvel and Carol Danvers were different people, and exchanged sides with a TransformationSequence.
* SwarmOfRats: Jessica Drew details an adventure involving every rat in New York in a letter to Carol.
* TakeThat: The first issue of the 70's series had a citizen claim that Ms. Marvel made Creator/LyndaCarter (the actress who played Franchise/WonderWoman in the [[Series/WonderWoman eponymous TV series]]) "look like [[ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} Olive]] [[NoodlePeople Oyl]]".
* ThongOfShielding: DependingOnTheArtist
* {{Tsundere}}: Recently, [[BelligerentSexualTension towards Spider-Man.]]
* UnderwearOfPower: Again, part of her original 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 her LegacyCharacter [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] to complain that Carol's Warbird costume gives 'epic wedgies'.
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* TheUnfavorite: Carol was apparently never very close to her father, who stubbornly clung to old fashioned notions that women couldn't hold their own with the men and that her father never seemed comfortable around her, which only got worse when she joined the Air Force so she could have her own life after her father refused to send her to college.
* 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. He was truly dedicated to his belief in the proper place of women.
* WhatTheHellHero: Awesomely called the Avengers out in ''Avengers Annual #10'', for their dickery from the 200th issue.
* WithAFootOnTheBus: In her #10 issue, she had a tragic encounter with another Ms. Marvel from a ExpendableAlternateUniverse. She left for space, and thought about leaving the planet and not returning. But what the hell, doing that is another way of escaping from problems instead of dealing with them... so she turned back and returned home.
* WolverinePublicity: During the "All-New, All-Different Marvel" era, Carol was featured in a number of books, as part of a number of teams. In her own book, she acted as leader of Comicbook/AlphaFlight. She was also a regular team member of ''Comicbook/TheUltimates2015'', and the SixthRanger of ''Comicbook/AForce''.
* YouAreFat: A running gag in-series (despite her being anything but).