* In the very first issue of Carol's ''Captain Marvel'' series, Absorbing Man takes a number of shots at Carol, calling her Captain America's secretary and deriding Captain America for taking orders from a woman.
--->'''Carol''': "This 'broad' left the service a full bird colonel. So ''technically'', I outrank him."
--->'''Steve''': "I've been trying to get you demoted for years."
* Later, he succeeds in finally demoting her:
--->'''Steve''': "Bottom line is this: you have lead the Avengers. You have saved the world. '''''Quit being an adjunct'''''... take the mantle."
--->'''Steve''': "Unless you don't think you can handle it."
--->'''Carol''': "Wait, did you just '''dare me'''?"
--->'''Steve''': "You're Air Force. Always works."
* During Civil War, Carol ends up meeting Machine Man in his first post-Nextwave appearance when S.H.I.E.L.D. assigns him to her.
-->'''Aaron:''' Now then, I wish to drink heavily and investigate the worthiness of this craft's floors for laying about unconsc- \\
'''Carol:''' Hang on! You don't walk onto my ship and- \\
'''Aaron:''' I am not impressed with your ship. My previous ship had five tesseract zones. You don't have any tesseract zones. My old ship also had a mini-fridge. Do YOU have a mini-fridge?
** And after Aaron finally went to his quarters to assemble his "[[{{Squick}} Signing Incentive]]".
--->'''Carol:''' What the hell was he talking about? \\
'''Sleepwalker:''' Lady I got no idea. I met that guy twenty minutes ago and he hasn't stopped terrifying me since.