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Binary

Real Name: Carol Susan Jane Danvers
Occupation: Former National Aeronautics and Space Administration security chief, former magazine editor, former freelance writer, former military intelligence agent
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record
Identity: Secret
Former Aliases: Ms. Marvel
Place Of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Joseph (father), Marie (mother), Steve (brother, deceased),
Joseph, Jr. (brother)
Group Affiliation: Former Avenger (as Ms. Marvel), companion to the X-Men (as Carol Danvers), member of the Starjammers (as Binary)
Base of Operation: Outer space
First Appearance: (as Carol Danvers) MARVEL SUPER HEROES #13, (as Ms. Marvel) MS. MARVEL #1, (as Binary) X-MEN #164

History: Carol Danvers entered the Air Force at an early age and rapidly rose to become one of the leading agents in military intelligence, usually teamed with Michael Rossi, who became her lover. Upon leaving her work as a spy, she became security chief at Cape Canaveral for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, where she met the Kree Captain Mar-Vell. During a battle between Mar-Vell and his Kree foe Yon-Rogg at a hidden Kree base on Earth, Carol Danvers was accidentally irradiated by the unknown energies of the Psyche-Magnitron, a device built by the Kree. The radiation from this machine eventually augmented her entire genetic structure, giving her superhuman strength, the ability to fly and a clairvoyant "seventh sense." With these powers, she assumed the guise of Ms. Marvel and established herself as a champion of Earth. During this time she worked as a magazine editor and freelance writer in New York City. Later, in battle with the power-absorbing mutant named Rogue, Danvers lost virtually all of her Ms. Marvel abilities, leaving her with only her augmented genetic structure. Rogue also drained her of her memories, most of which, however, were restored by Professor Charles Xavier, although he could not restore to her the emotional bonds linked to those memories. Later still, Danvers was abducted by the alien Brood and subjected to an evolutionary ray, which triggered the latent potential of her augmented genes. Thus she became the cosmic-powered mutate named Binary. No longer feeling the strong emotional ties to people and places on Earth that she felt before falling victim to Rogue, Danvers decided to leave Earth and pursue adventure as a member of the space faring band known as the Starjammers.

Height: 5 ft. 11 in.
Weight: 120 lbs
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde
Unusual Features: When Binary transforms into her energy-manipulating state, her skin turns red and her hair becomes a corona of cosmic flame.

Strength Level: The energies that Binary taps give her Class 100 strength, She can lift (press) over 100 tons.

Known Superhuman Powers: Binary can tap the energy of a white hole, that region of space which is the exit-point of a point singularity's ultimate inward collapse out of this universe and into another. (A black hole is a slightly more massive star than Earth's sun that has aged to the point that its fusion reaction has burned most of its hydrogen fuel and can no longer balance the weight of its outer layers with stellar flame. When the imbalance reaches a critical point, the outer layers collapse inward, producing depending on the original mass of star, a neutron star, black hole, or point singularity. A point singularity is such an extreme distortion of the space/time fabric of our universe that it extends into another universe. Under some circumstances, the extension is able to loop back into our space/time at some distance. This reentrance into our universe is a white hole.) This inter-dimensional breach is the 'weak" point at which Binary is able to divert small portions of cosmic energies into mentally activated disturbances of the space/time continuum around her. She is able to shape these disturbances into various lenses that focus or diffuse these relatively vast energies for a number of star-like effects. Binary is able to radiate heat, light, and the rest of the electromagnetic spectrum as well as gravity. Presumably the total amount of energy she can manifest is related to the cross-section, or "'window" she allows to open between universes. For example, an 8-inch diameter "hole" in the surface of a point singularity would let out a torrent of various energies. Binary is apparently able to apply a mental filter to these energies, allowing only the energies she chooses to pass through.

By directing stellar energy uni-directionally, she has a means of propulsion enabling her to fly at near light speed. Whether she can travel unaided through inter-universe regions is not yet known. She also has a sensitivity to the flux of ambient cosmic energies, giving her certain heightened perceptions.

Binary has a steady flux of cold "pseudo flames" corruscating in small spheres around her head and hands that represent the greatest regions of her concentration.

Limitations: The limitations of Binary's physical form are not yet known. There is, however, a limit to how long she is able to remain in her Binary state. After a massive expenditure of the gamut of stellar energies, she reverts to her human form, and must rest for an undisclosed length of time. Her precise limitations (how long she can remain as Binary with a moderate expenditure of energy, etc.) are not yet known.

See Warbird entry for current abilities

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