American cosplayer Pistnuto tackles one of Marvel’s most powerful super-heroines this week, donning the black skin tight uniform of Ms. Marvel, complete with red sash.
Arguably Marvel’s premier heroine, the character of Carol Danvers has certainly been put through the wringer over the years. Having also gone by the monikers Binary and Warbird at various points in her history, Ms. Marvel was originally tagged as being a fusion of alien Kree and human genes.
Initially she possessed superhuman strength, endurance, stamina, flight, physical durability, and a limited precognitive “seventh sense”. As Binary, she was also able to tap into the energy of a White Hole, thus allowing her the manipulation of stellar energies meaning control over heat, the electromagnetic spectrum and gravity.
At the moment, Ms. Marvel possesses incredible superhuman strength and durability, can fly at roughly half the speed of sound and discharge explosive blasts of radiant energy, which she fires from her fingertips. She also demonstrates the ability to absorb other forms of energy, such as electricity, to further magnify her strength and energy projection, up to the force of an exploding nuclear weapon. When sufficiently augmented, she can withstand the pressure from a 92-ton weight, and strike with a similar level of force, although Hank Pym theorized that this likely was not her limit.
And if this still wasn’t enough, Carol Danvers herself is also an exceptional espionage agent, pilot, hand-to-hand combatant and markswoman.
And now you know.