YMMV / Captain Mar-Vell

  • Broken Base: Over which Captain Marvel was a worthy successor to Mar-Vell. Monica, Genis-Vell, Phyla-Vell, Noh-Varr or Carol?
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: For as tragic as his death was, one awesome moment came of it. While the Kree turned their back on Mar, the Skrulls came to him on his deathbed and gave him a medal for being such a Worthy Opponent to them.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: For as much of a Tear Jerker as it was, The Death of Captain Marvel was absolutely littered with these, up to and including the Skrull Emperor, an absolutely despised enemy, visiting him on his death bed in order to present him with a medal, commending him for his bravery and military accomplishments that he performed as his enemy. Even Thanos pays Mar-Vell one last visit to honor him (in his own way) before his death.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The incident of Captain Mar-Vell closing off a leaking container of nerve gas seemed to have been resolved satisfactorily when a friend arrived to administer the antidote, but it turned out later that the gas was carcinogenic which result in incurable cancer that later killed him. So Mar-Vell was essentially killed then, but with a delayed reaction.
  • Ho Yay: Phyla-Vell and Moondragon. Also Moondragon and Rick Jones' wife Marlo.
  • I Am Not Shazam: Before the New 52 was set into place, a lot of confusion between DC's Captain Marvel and Marvel's Captain Marvel permeated discussions about the characters. Of course, once the Trope Namer had his name officially changed to Shazam in the Continuity Reboot, Marvel gained exclusive rights to the title.
  • My Real Daddy: Jim Starlin for Mar-Vell and Peter David for Genis-Vell.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: The Una/Mar-Vell/Carol Danvers love triangle was... awkward to say the least, even by Silver Age standards.
  • Tear Jerker: The Death Of Captain Marvel, full stop.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Following in line with other legacy heroes, Marvel received praise for their decision to "promote" Carol Danvers into being the new Captain Marvel. This eventually lead to criticism of Marvel putting Monica Rambeau, a female POC who once had the title, out of focus to prop up Carol.