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Grey Gargoyle

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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Did (or does) anyone actually like the Binary identity?
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 at 08:09:50 am CST (Viewed 308 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Did (or does) anyone actually like the Binary identity?
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 at 07:37:56 am CST (Viewed 270 times)

    Not particularly important but as me and Black Guardian discussed before I believe Carol got her powers BEFORE Eon gave Mar-Vell his cosmic awareness. So her actually having the seventh sense power should predate Mar-Vell's cosmic awareness. (although he probably used his ability before she did...I don't think she used that 7th sense until she got her ongoing).

Yes, you're right. One of the recurring problems of Marvel's Marvel Family of characters is that their abilities often change.

Both Mar-Vell & Carol had their powers often upgraded during the Bronze Age.

When Marvel gave Carol superpowers, they retconned the story with the Psyche-Magnitron ... except that they gave her the powers of 1977 Captain Marvel, not the powers that Mar-Vell had at the time of the event.

BTW, I think that current writers are making the same mistake nowadays.
For example, current writers are making a mistake when they think that her main powers come from the famous 1st event with the Psyche-Magnitron or from her Kree lineage.

Even during the Bronze Age, she was exposed to the power of the Psyche-Magnitron twice and, apparently, also the Cavourite Crystals.

Also, her first costume had some of the powers of the Nega-Bands before they were transfered to her body by the the 2nd exposure to the Psyche-Magnitron. More exactly, it was direct exposure to the radiation of the Psyche-Magnitron's Power Core unit.

You'll notice that the Power Core Unit looks like a Cosmic Containment Unit. So, the Psyche-Magnitron could be the prototype for a Kree Cosmic Cube.

The way I see it, when the Brood experimented on Carol, they released all her potential, not just the hybrid DNA of the Kree and the Earthlings.

Nota Bene :

(1) Actually, writers tried to find very convoluted ways to give both Mar-Vell & Carol generic powers ... except that they change all the time the origin story that gave them these powers, lol. (^_^')
For example, the Nega-Bands & Quantum Bands are directly inspired by Marvel Boy's wristbands.

(2) It has never been confirmed but, given their characteristics, the Cavourite Crystals could be linked to the Kree Moonstones and, thus, the Lifestone Tree ...


1st exposure to a Cavourite Crystal ...

2nd exposure to another Cavourite Crystal

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