(The) Blue MarvelREAL NAME:
Adam Bernard BrashearAGE:
Immortal (82 Years Old)SEXUAL ORIENTATION:
The Avengers, SHIELD, SWORD, several International and Intergalactic Super GroupsAPPEARANCE; CostumeFace ClaimHISTORY:
Adam was born naturally blessed and was both physically and mentally gifted. So much so that he finished high school several years early. He did the same in college and was the star Linebacker at Cornell University his senior year(he was 18); he graduated Magna Cum Laude. After that, he joined the Marines and served in the Korean War. He distinguished himself int he three year struggle and was honored with 2 Silver Stars. While serving, he met and befriended a man named Connor Sims, who would one day come to be known as "Anti-Man". After his military stint, Adam's scientific genius was sought out to lead a project that would theoretically bestow upon humanity an unlimited source of clean energy.
By harnessing anti-matter through a device called the Negative Reactor, they would be able to open a bridge between the Negative Zone and our world. The Event Horizon between the two universes would generate the energy which could then be siphoned and distributed as needed. While he and Sims were working on it, the unthinkable happened. The Negative Reactor malfunctioned and exploded. The unstable energies reacted with Adam's body and he became a stable Anti-Matter generator. Connor wasn't so lucky, and the unstable event horizon caused his body to disperse into pure energy.
The death of his best friend in the world devastated him, but he didn't let it keep him down. He vowed to use the powers he gained and his second chance at life to help people, so he fought crime and protected the planet from inward and outward threats at the behest of the US Government as Blue Marvel until 1962. America was still dealing with intense segregation and racism back then, so he was forced to wear a helmet to conceal his identity as a black man. However, during a particularly intense battle, his helmet was destroyed and his skin color was revealed. America wasn't ready to accept a black man who could move mountains, despite the fact that he'd saved the US and even the planet countless times.
President Kennedy awarded him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom only moments before asking Adam not only as his Commander-In-Chief, but his friend, to retire. He regretfully did so, however he completed one final mission; a mission which the government used to fake his death. Single handedly, Adam stopped an alien armada from invading the planet, then he embedded his medal into the blue area of the moon in a fit of rage. After his "death", SHIELD set up a monitor to make sure Adam or the Blue Marvel didn't show back up in the public eye. Her name was Marlene Frazier, but her handle for the mission was Candace. During her time however, she and Adam fell in love, married, and started a family. Kevin was born in 1970, and his brother Max not too long after that.
As time went on, Adam became a tenured professor at the University of Maryland. He eventually returned to heroing as racial issues lost their importance; Kevin even joined him as his partner in adventures spanning not only the globe, but other dimensions and universes as well. One such mission was tracking down a mad scientist named Dr. Skorpion, who planned to use the advanced future technology of the man who came back in time to become Rama-Tut to open a portal to the Neutral Zone. A dimension Adam himself had discovered several years earlier. The Neutral Zone and our home dimension were too incompatible to be connected though, and anything more than a momentary opening would cause a massive energy feedback loop that would destroy our dimension.
Kevin got into a struggle with Skorpion, and their fight damaged the controls for the portal, causing it to expand and pull Kevin into the Neutral Zone. Adam tried to save his son, but his anti-matter energy reacted negatively with the Neutral Zone itself. He literally couldn't even get within six feet, like trying to force two same side magnets against one another. That day he did the hardest thing he'd ever had to do. He destroyed the portal and trapped his son in the Neutral Zone to save not only Earth, but the entire dimension. It tore his family apart and he withdrew to his undersea base Kadesh, located in the Marianas Trench.
There he threw himself into research to find a way to save his son. It took a worldwide threat to pull him away from his research, but it was also personal. A being calling himself Anti-Man, showed up out of the blue one day and completely decimated the Avengers. Adam knew it was his old friend Connor, and went to confront him. The Avengers took Marvel himself as a threat and attacked without provocation, allowing Anti-Man to escape, and leaving both Marvel and Sentry worse off than when they started. After that, Adam went tot he moon to think on things, where he was ambushed by Connor and left unconscious.
After that, he, Tony Stark and Reed Richards came up with a plan to stop Connor once and for all. Candace lost her life in the final battle against Anti-Man, and when he was sufficiently weakened, Adam flew them both into the ionosphere and siphoned off his friends energy, killing him for good and putting his battered mind to rest. After that, he realized that being a hero was in his blood, and he jumped back into the game. His first mission was putting a stop to King Hyperion's reign of terror in Uzbekistan.POWERS/ABILITIES: Anti-Matter Energy Absorption:
Theoretically, it seems to be the main source of Blue Marvel's power. This source of power is the energy released from anti-matter which derives from the inter-dimensional universe called the Negative Zone. Anti-matter is the same as normal matter except that the sub-atomic particles are the opposite charge.
Therefore, anti-matter and normal matter cannot coexist without exploding. CERN recently made the first particles of anti-matter...apparently kept in a magnetically charged vacuum to keep it from coming in contact with normal matter. Nuclear fission releases energy with 1.5% efficiency; anti-matter releases energy with 100% efficiency. One gram of anti-matter contains the same energy as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. One droplet could power New York City for a full day. Adam Brashear is the first human anti-matter generator and reactor. The experiment he gained his powers from renders his form unaffected from anti-matter.Superhuman Strength:
Blue Marvel possesses vast levels of superhuman strength. He was seen as capable of effortlessly lifting the 1960 era's American warship 'Enterprise', which weighs over 93,000 tons. The Blue Marvel is capable of greater feats of strength as when he easily moved a meteor "easily the size of Arkansas."
Uatu The Watcher stated that Adam would have split the moon in half simply by throwing a middle into it, had he not restrained himself. He was able to directly engage Iron man, Ares, Wonder Man and Ms. Marvel in combat at the same time and casually overpower them. As well as knock the Sentry from Earth into space with a single punch. He is in the same strength class as beings like Hulk and Thor.
Enhanced Mental Perception: Blue Marvel possesses the ability to sense & comprehend things on levels that far exceed human capabilities.
Superhuman Durability : The Blue Marvel has survived a hydrogen bomb blowing up in his hands unfazed. He is capable of withstanding blows from a large collection of superhumans made up of Ms. Marvel, Ares, Iron Man, Wonder Man, and Sentry unharmed. Blue Marvel can also breathe and survive in space and even the deepest ocean depths with ease.
Flight: Blue Marvel flies by manipulation of gravitons, manipulation of magnetic fields, control of his absolute molecular movement, and utilizing his superhuman speed. Blue Marvel can fly far beyond supersonic speeds. He has flown from Earth to the Moon in moments.
Superhuman Speed: Blue Marvel is capable of moving vastly faster than any normal human being, and he is able to move fast enough to keep up with the Sentry.
Superhuman Reflexes: Blue Marvel reflexes are similarly heightened and are superior to those of the finest human athletes being capable of catching bullets and dodging projectiles.
Superhuman Agility: Blue Marvel's natural balance, agility, and body coordination are enhanced to levels that are far beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete.
Superhuman Stamina: Blue Marvel's enhanced musculature is far more efficient than that of a human. As a result his muscles produce no fatigue toxins thereby granting him theoretically unlimited stamina.
Healing Factor: Despite his nigh invulnerability to injury, it is possible to injure Blue Marvel. If injured, his body is capable of quickly repairing damaged tissue with much greater speed and efficiency than the normal human body.
Superhuman Senses: Blue Marvel possesses sensory abilities that exceed far above normal human capabilities.
Anti-matter Manipulation: Blue Marvel can absorb and generate vast amounts of anti-matter energy for various effects, such as energy blasts of both concussive and thermal force, energy shields, exploding like a bomb, and even imbuing others with energy.
Abilities - Adam Brashear is a genius in the field of theoretical physics and has made extraordinary strides in the study of antimatter. He has been trained by the US Marines in armed and unarmed combat.
Brashear is also a highly talented football player though he is out of practice.WEAKNESSES:
Neutral Zone Energy - Adam literally cannot be near the Neutral Zone due to the nature of his powers, as a result he can't even approach anyone with a source of energy from that dimension. His powers are also useless.
Telepathy - Adam is a genius and has strong mental blocks, but a telepath of sufficient power can still control him.
Self Doubt - Despite all the good he's done, he lets his mistakes weigh on him, as they've always been personal, so he takes all of them personally.PERSONALITY:
Adam is a man of priorities and responsibilities. He's not one to shy away from tough issues or back down when he feels strongly about something. He's duty bound to be a hero because it would be a crime for him to have all of his abilities and not do anything to help people with them. He's also loyal, and will do whatever it takes to help his friends, family, and teammates if they need it. Even if it means putting his own life at risk. On the flip side, he's a very internal person when it comes to his feelings, and he bottles things up inside so others don't have to share his pain. It's a hard life, but he's learned to cope.EQUIPMENT:
Kadesh - Adam built a massive laboratory and secret base he named Kadesh deep in the Marianas Trench, the deepest known point on Earth. Only people like himself can survive such depths without being crushed, so it's been a good location so far. It houses all of his technological marvels he's created up to date.KNOWN ENEMIES:
King Hyperion, Anti-Man, Dr. Skorpion, Shuma Gorath, a myriad of others