|Captain Marvel I|
Dr. Walter Lawson
Deceased citizen of the Kree Empire.
Note: Earth's Kree-born hero apparently returned from his own past through the Negative Zone, but this was actually a Skrull imposter whose programming was flawed and he eventually turned upon his own species in favor of living up to the heroic legacy of the original Captain Marvel.
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Rad-Nam, Kree-Lar, Pama System|
|Base of Operations|
|Blond - Mutated Silver|
Cosmic enhanced biologically typical Kree possessing superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability, an immunity to harsh environments, and an ability to create blast of concussive energy and perceive events beyond normal Kree perception through a cosmic awareness.
Note: Mar-Vell physically replaces Rick Jones, who is protected within an aura in the Negative Zone when his Nega-Bands are activated by sharp contact with one another. Although in two different universes the two share a mental link.
The two were able to exist in the same Universe with the assistance of Dr. Reed Richard's (Mr. Fantastic) Negative Zone portal.
Kree Battle Uniform: Shielded military uniform of alien design equipped with a Uni-Beam, jet belt and environmental protections against space and other harsh environments.
Note: When Mar-Vell became cosmically enhanced he no longer required his Kree battle uniform.
Nega-Bands: Wrist worn devices capable of converting psionic energy and displacing mass.
Avengers Vol. 1
Captain Marvel Vol. 1
|Marvel Super-Heroes #12 (Dec. 1967)|
|Stan Lee and Gene Colan|
A race of humanoid aliens, the militaristic Kree had built a empire spanning the galaxy. Lead by a powerful psionic automaton collective of great minds known as the Supreme Intelligence, the Kree seemed to know no boundaries, although the Supreme Intelligences recognized the race was coming to an evolutionary dead-end, and began taking steps to rectify this dilemma.
Encouraging breeding with other humanoid species, the original Kree race diverted into two similar but different races, the original blue skinned race and the new Caucasian skinned race called whites, which were biologically similar to Earthlings. Many within the Kree race thought of these new whites as inferior and unworthy of life.
After a Kree military defeat by the Fantastic Four, the Supreme Intelligence begins to warrant the backwater planet known as Earth being worthy of it attention. Failing to infuse vitality into the Kree gene pool the Supreme Intelligence turned its attention to the genetic potential of Earthlings. It sets out to rearrange a single human's genetic structure and awaken their vast psionic ability - creating, in essence, a harbinger of human evolution.
Unlike Kree minds, the Supreme Intelligence was unable to directly absorb Earthlings' minds. Designing to merge a human psyche to that of a biologically similar white Kree, the Supreme Intelligence would form a mental link to the human, using the Kree as a proxy. If the plan worked, the Supreme Intelligence's creation would immediately gain limitless psionic power. The Supreme Intelligence would then use the merged entity to destroy Earth, denying other alien races the ability to exploit the inhabitants in such a manner.
Secretly setting its scheme into motion, the Supreme Intelligence stationed candidates as spies on Earth. One spy is a white Kree captain named Mar-Vell. He assumes the identity of chief scientist Dr. Walter Lawson at the Cape Canaveral missile complex, under the watchful eye of the security commander Carol Danvers, the future Ms. Marvel.
In time he develops a sympathy for the people of Earth and battles threats on their behalf. He also battles against his Kree allies, who were plotting to overthrow the Supreme Intelligence. In a battle against his commander and murderer of his love Una, Colonel Yon-Rog, Mar-Vell is trapped in the antimatter universe existing alongside Earth known as the Negative Zone.
Desiring to fulfill his plan to evolve the Kree race, the Supreme Intelligence telepathically enabled Mar-Vell to contact the sometimes sidekick of the Hulk and Captain America, named Rick Jones. Mar-Vell telepathically directs Jones to an abandoned Kree base on Earth, instructing the teen to don a pair of golden bracelets. Striking the extraterrestrial Nega-Bands together, his atoms trade places with those of the dimensionally displaced Mar-Vell. The hero materializes on Earth, and Jones is shunted to the Negative Zone safe within a protective aura, but maintaining his mental link to Captain Marvel. Unknown to both the Supreme Intelligence had fulfilled the first part of its plan by created a bond between an Earthling and a white Kree.
Mar-Vell would later gain his ability of cosmic awareness from a galactic entity monitoring human evolution known as Eon, in a bid to stop the mad Titan, Thanos.
The legendary Kree warrior wielded his cosmic powers in defense of an entire galaxy. In the end, as part of a plot by Nitro, he was stricken by the one enemy he could not defeat; cancer.
Not on the field of battle, but on a sickbed - surrounded by an awesome assemblage of adventurers, gathered from across the galaxy to pay tribute to the legacy of their fallen comrade, so died the hero called Captain Marvel.
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