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Captain Marvel (III)

Real Name: Genis-Vell
Occupation: Adventurer
Identity: Secret
Legal Status: Citizen of Titan
Place of Birth: Titan
Group Affiliation: Avengers
First Appearance: SILVER SURFER ANNUAL #6

History: On a dare, teenager Rick Jones foolishly drove on the the site of an experimental gamma bomb test. As the gamma bomb went off, Rick Jones was saved by Dr. Bruce Banner -- the gamma radiation transformed the once meek scientist into the being known as the Hulk! Hunted and misunderstood, the Hulk found a friend in Rick Jones. Soon after, the Hulk was manipulated by Loki -- and it was through Rick's intervention that resulted not only in Loki's defeat but also in the formation of the superhuman team, the Avengers.

It was through the Avengers that Rick Jones found himself partnered with Captain America. After a falling out with Captain America, Rick found himself mentally drawn to a pair of extraterrestrial golden bracelets -- the Nega-Bands! Donning the bands, Rick slammed his wrists together with all his might... and his atoms traded places with those of the exiled Kree, Captain Mar-Vell! Joined together, Rick and Captain Marvel lived in a shared existence. During the epic Kree/Skrull War, Rick and Captain Marvel became pawns of the Kree Supreme Intelligence who unleashed the untapped psionic potential of Rick's mind -- the Destiny Force -- to put an end to the war. Sometime later, as a result of exposure to a deadly nerve gas, Captain Mar-Vell perished from incurable systemic cancer.

As Rick slowly began to move on with his life, eventually getting married, Mar-Vell's love, Elysius, felt more alone than ever. Using Titanian science, Elysius sampled some of Mar-Vell's genetic structure to conceive a child: Genis. To protect him from Captain Marvel's enemies, Genis was artificially aged to maturity and taken to an isolated world, safe from harm. Upon discovering his true lineage, Genis donned the Nega-Bands worn by his father, determined to carry on his father's heroic legacy, eventually re-christening himself Captain Marvel. When Rick's Destiny powers resurfaced, he and Captain Marvel became pawns in a time-spanning conflict known as the Destiny War! At the climax of the Destiny War, Captain Marvel found himself unwillingly merged with Jones, a process which triggered his latent Cosmic Awareness.

Height: 6 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 195 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond (turns white when "Cosmically Aware")

Known Powers: Captain Marvel can absorb and channel cosmic energy stored in specialized enclaves within his cells. The Kree Nega-Bands he wears converts his psionic energy into increased strength, allowing him to lift roughly 15 tons under optimal conditions. The Nega-Bands also grant Captain Marvel increased resilience, interstellar flight, and the ability to survive, unprotected, in outer space. Genis and Rick Jones also possesses Cosmic Awareness which allows them to sense the presence of danger on a universal level. As a result of their Cosmic Awareness, both Rick Jones and Genis can perceive objects and individuals, presence of beings, and cosmic threats that are cloaked by invisibility or illusions throughout the universe.

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