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Marvel Day: How Iron Man’s Futurism Correctly Predicted The Civil War If The Heroes Didn’t Work Together

In 'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms.
 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Brian Michael Bendis


Penciler(s)

Alex Maleev


Colorist(s)

Dave Stewart


Cover

Gabriele Dell’Otto


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

March 29, 2006

IN CIVIL RIGHTS

THE HEROES OF EARTH SHOULD HAVE BANDED TOGETHER

In New Avengers: Illuminati (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms. After the Kree-Skrull war, Iron Man convenes a meeting. In attendance are Mister Fantastic, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, King Namor, Black Bolt and Professor X. As matter of fact, Iron Man and the attendees recognize the war could have been averted. Indeed, it would if the different superhero teams had pooled resources and intel.

Despite their acknowledgements, the meeting highlights the differences among the various factions. For his part, Iron Man favors forming a delegation of superheroes to serve a united front against future threats. However, his idea is opposed by every other attendee, especially Namor. In some sense, Iron Man proves prescient as this move could have averted the major crisis to befall the Marvel Universe: Civil War. Though, the Illuminati forms.

In 'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms.
In New Avengers: Illuminati (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms. Marvel Comics.

IRON MAN’S FUTURISM COULD HAVE PREVENTED CIVIL WAR

Forward in time, after House of M, the Illuminati convenes. Due to House of M, Professor X is absent. During the meeting, Iron Man informs them of important news. Recently, the U.S. government is planning on passing the Superhero Registration Act. As a result of House of M, 198 and Secret War, this is a likely development. Really, Tony explains how his mind and Reed’s work. As an inventor, industrialist and businessman, Tony is a futurist.

Hence, he is able to predict social trends and what people need. Correctly, he predicts what the New Warriors would later do in their quest for fame. Consequently, he advises the Illuminati to get onboard. However, Doctor Strange, Black Bolt and King Namor forcefully refuse. Only Mister Fantastic agrees. Though Tony’s views are extreme, they highlight the fact he was correct: Early on, the heroes of Earth should have formed a delegation. In the end, the Illuminati were a missed opportunity.

'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1.
New Avengers: Illuminati (2006) #1. Marvel Comics.

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THE DIFFERENT TEAMS AT THE END OF HOUSE OF M

X-MEN

At the end of the story, Scarlet Witch uttered the spell “no more mutants.” Only 198 mutants remain on Earth. At Xavier’s Institute, Emma Frost finds out that many mutants are powerless. In the issue, the X-Men find a depowered Magneto in Genosha. About Wanda, here whereabouts are unknown.

NEW AVENGERS

At Avengers Tower, the memories of the New Avengers have been restored. In shock, Doctor Strange feels he has failed his duty to protect Earth. For his part, Spider-Man demands that Strange erase their memories of House of M. To which Doctor Strange declines. Unfortunately, the New Avengers face Hawkeye‘s apparent death.

House of M. Marvel Comics.

TIMES WHEN IRON MAN WAS CORRECT

AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED

In Avengers Disassembled: Chaos, the Avengers are attacked by a mysterious force. First, there is the resurrected Jack-Of-Hearts who attacks Avengers Mansion. Then Tony is inexplicably drunk without having a drink.

This leads to a violent outburst at the U.N. Then, Vision attacks the Avengers. Finally, She-Hulk brutally rips Vision apart. Correctly, Iron Man realizes that the attacks are connected. Though the Avengers disagree.

AVX

In AvX, Tony is correct twice. The first time, he correctly designs a Phoenix-Killer Armor. Powerfully, he detonates it on the moon. Though the Phoenix is destroyed, it splits into the Phoenix Five.

Later, Iron Man correctly deduces the reason for the Phoenix Force’s return to Earth. The Phoenix Force and Chaos Magic are like yin and yang. Indeed, the Phoenix returned because of Scarlet Witch’s “no more mutants.”

CIVIL WAR II

In Civil War II, Tony comes into blows with Carol Danvers. During an invasion by a Celestial Destructor, the Ultimates used information from an Inhuman. Namely, Ulysses provided information to save the day. When Captain Marvel wanted Ulysses to join the Ultimates, Iron Man opposed the decision.

Correctly, he questioned Ulysses’ mysterious powers, whether the future can be changed and the morality of pre-emptive strikes. Though conflict soon followed with several tragedies. Such as the deaths of War Machine and Hulk. After, there was a final battle between Iron Man and Captain Marvel. Apparently, Tony died. In the end, jumping between futures, Ulysses vanished to meet Eternity.

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SOURCES

New Avengers: Illuminati Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Civil War II in Marvel Database.
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Jada Toys Metalfigs Marvel Avengers Black Panther 100% Die-cast Metal Collectible Figure, 4″, Black Review

Black Panther.
 
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  • 100% die-cast
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Critically, Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) is still the classic superhero team-up movie. In 2016, Black Panther joined the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War. In honor of Black Panther and the Avengers, Jada Toys Store manufactured this figurine.

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PRODUCT FEATURE #2:


Since it is a collectible, it is recommended to leave it in its Metalfigs package. The warning at the back states it is not an action figure. It is not suitable for children under 36 months. The Recommended Age is 8+.

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Black Panther’s package’s back with the warning. Jada Toys Store.

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Indeed, this figurine is excellent for your collection. Definitely, you will love how Black Panther is menacing and out of proportion. Again, do not remove the figurine from its package to prevent damage. Since it is a collectible. Perfectly, it belongs on your study or furniture.

This product has 18 global ratings with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5. There is a great satisfaction with the product.

Overall, this collectible was great.

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OUR PRODUCT REVIEW RATING:


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Marvel Day: Namor’s Opposition Foretold The Illuminati’s Destructive Plan Would Doom Hulk To Exile And Later To “World War Hulk”

In 'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1, the Illuminati vote to rocket Hulk to an abandoned planet.
 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Brian Michael Bendis


Penciler(s)

Alex Maleev


Colorist(s)

Dave Stewart


Cover

Gabriele Dell’Otto


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

March 29, 2006

IN CRISES

AFTER THE KREE-SKRULL WAR, THE ILLUMINATI FORMS

In ‘New Avengers: Illuminati’ (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms while Black Panther leaves. To begin, Iron Man has convened a secret meeting in Wakanda with Professor X, Black Bolt, King Namor, Mister Fantastic, Black Panther and Doctor Strange. After the Kree-Skrull War, Iron Man believes the disaster could have been averted if the heroes had shared the pieces of information they possessed. In his prescience, Iron Man proposes to gather the different superhero teams together in order to share resources and information.

Forward in the future, perhaps, the Superhero Registration Act could have been averted had the heroes presented a united front early on. Hopefully, he intends to create a planetary law enforcement to the rest of the universe. Unfortunately, the other attendees do not agree. First, Mister Fantastic questions the scale of the “delegation” and a qualified leadership.1 Second, Doctor Strange raises the problem of bureaucracy. Third, Professor X states Iron Man’s proposition is based on the new fear of the Avengers after the War. Fourth, Black Panther predicts that humans and mutant heroes alike would end up hated together.

In 'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1, King Namor questions each faction's morality.
In ‘New Avengers: Illuminati’ (2006) #1, King Namor questions each faction’s morality. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

KING NAMOR VOTES IN FAVOR OF FORMING THE ILLUMINATI

Fifth, King Namor points out that the Avengers have recruited terrorists such as Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Hawkeye. In addition, he tells of rumors of a Canadian mutant working as an assassin referring to Wolverine. Finally, he questions whether Black Bolt’s brother who was the architect of the invasion, was executed for his crimes.Nevertheless, Mister Fantastic sees merit in sharing information to save lives.

In fact, Doctor Strange suggests they meet privately and Mister Fantastic agrees for the “big things.”1 For his part, Namor trusts the attendees but asks for secrecy. Though he is hesitant, Professor X agrees to scan the minds of everyone at Iron Man’s request. Decisively, Mister Fantastic decides to put forming the team to a vote. All are in favor, except Black Panther. Sternly, he questions the group’s cohesion and the need for secrecy. Then, he departs.

In 'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms while Black Panther leaves.
In ‘New Avengers: Illuminati’ (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms while Black Panther leaves. AP Photo/DC Comics.

OPPOSING THE HULK DECISION, NAMOR PREDICTS HULK WILL SEEK VENGEANCE ON THE ILLUMINATI

In a recent rampage in Las Vegas, Hulk killed 26 people and a dog. During the S.H.I.E.L.D. briefing, Maria Hill questions what the heroes are doing about the situation. Similarly, she relates Hulk’s lack of control and sporadic heroism to Spider-Man and his unwillingness to finish off Green Goblin alias Norman Osborn. For its part, the government is looking to blame the heroes for their inaction. Some time later, during “House of M,” the Illuminati convene at the Avengers Hydrobase, a former base of operations.

Sinisterly, Iron Man proposes to rocket Hulk into space on an abandoned planet where he will not hurt anyone. Angrily, Namor accuses the heroes of not doing enough to help cure Bruce Banner and opposes the decision. Strongly, Mister Fantastic defends his work in attempting to cure Thing and dampen Hulk; even, Doctor Strange’s attempts to banish Hulk at the crossroads. In reverse, Namor sees the move as retaliation for the Avengers’ failure to prevent House of M.

In 'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1, the Illuminati vote to rocket Hulk to an abandoned planet.
In ‘New Avengers: Illuminati’ (2006) #1, the Illuminati vote to rocket Hulk to an abandoned planet. AP Photo/DC Comics.

KING NAMOR VOTES AGAINST HULK’S EXILE

Nevertheless, Mister Fantastic puts it to a vote: Iron Man, Mister Fantastic, Black Bolt and Doctor Strange vote in favor. Violently, Namor attacks Iron Man. To no avail, Mister Fantastic tries to restrain him but Namor goes in pursuit. Sluggishly, the two heroes slug it out underwater. Until, Doctor Strange puts an end to the brawl by encasing both in spells.

Again, King Namor opposes the decision. Prophetically, he predicts Hulk will come back to Earth and he will kill the Illuminati. In fact, he will be correct. Now free, Namor plunges into the waters stating that T’Challa was also correct. Due to “House of M,” Professor X was absent from the vote.

In 'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1, King Namor retreats to the waters after opposing the Illuminati's Hulk decision.
In ‘New Avengers: Illuminati’ (2006) #1, King Namor retreats to the waters after opposing the Illuminati’s Hulk decision.. AP Photo/DC Comics.

HULK RETURNS TO EARTH IN “WORLD WAR HULK”

In 'World War Hulk' (2007) #1, World War Hulk returns to Earth.
In ‘World War Hulk’ (2007) #1, World War Hulk returns to Earth. AP Photo/DC Comics.

HULK INVADES EARTH AND FORCES THE ILLUMINATI PRISONERS TO FIGHT AS GLADIATORS

When World War Hulk invaded the Earth, he set up a gladiatorial arena in New York City. In ‘World War Hulk’ (2007) #4, Hulk forces the Illuminati to fight as gladiators. Strapped with Obedience Disks, Iron Man, Mister Fantastic, a “Black Bolt” usurper and Doctor Strange fight against a Devil Korker from Sakaar.

Together, they work in team and manage to defeat the monster. Then, in a twist, World War Hulk activates their Obedience Disks to force them to fight each other to the death. When Mister Fantastic defeats Tony Stark, he fights against giving him the killing blow. Heroically, Tony tells him it is the right thing in order to save billions. Sinisterly, Hulk gives Iron Man the thumbs down.

In 'World War Hulk' (2006) Mister Fantastic and Iron Man fight as gladiators in New York City.
In ‘World War Hulk’ (2006) #4, Mister Fantastic and Iron Man fight as gladiators in New York City. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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SHOWDOWN: HULK VS SENTRY

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SOURCES

New Avengers: Illuminati Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
World War Hulk Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
World War Hulk Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
World War Hulk Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. ‘New Avengers: Illuminati’ #1.
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Super Power: Contrary To Professor X, Storm’s Weather Powers Indicate Her African Ancestry Passed Down Godhood Through Magic

In 'X-Men' (1979) #121, Storm disperses Shaman's blizzard.
 
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SUPER POWER

New Sage

IN GODS, MONSTERS AND INFINITE POWER

PROFESSOR X THOUGHT STORM WAS A MUTANT

In 'Giant Size X-Men' (1975) #1, Professor X reveals to Ororo that she is a mutant.
In ‘Giant Size X-Men’ (1975) #1, Professor X reveals to Ororo that she is a mutant. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Before joining the X-Men, Ororo Munroe was worshipped as a rain/fertility goddess by local tribesmen in Kenya. When the original X-Men team was missing, Professor X assembled new members to rescue them. During the first meeting, Professor X revealed to Ororo that she was not a goddess, instead, she was a mutant. Really, he made her the offer to discover the real world and fight for the cause of mutants. Curiously, Ororo accepted.

STORM’S WEATHER POWERS ARE THE RESULT OF MUTATION

Correctly, Storm’s weather powers are the result of mutation. In fact, Storm is one of the powerful mutants on Earth. Furthermore, the X-Man has been classified as an Omega Level mutant. With training and experience under Professor X’s direction, Storm has grown in skill, power and leadership.

An instance that supports Professor X’s thesis is Feat: Black Panther, ‘Doomwar’ #1. Here, T’Challa proactively invented a cell that nullifies the X-gene. Effectively, Storm has no powers under such conditions. However, there is evidence that Storm’s powers are based on magic and witchcraft.

In 'X-Men' (1979) #121, Storm disperses Shaman's blizzard.
In ‘X-Men’ (1979) #121, Storm disperses Shaman’s blizzard. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

STORM’S ATMOKINESIS

Atmokinesis: Storm is one of the most powerful mutants on Earth and has demonstrated a plethora of abilities, most of which are facets of her power to manipulate the weather.[167] Storm possesses the psionic ability to control all forms of Weather Manipulation. She has been able to control both Earthly and extraterrestrial ecosystems on several occasions. [Storm] can modify the temperature of the environment, control all forms of precipitation, humidity and moisture (at a molecular level),[167] generate lightning and other electromagnetic atmospheric phenomena, and has demonstrated excellent control over atmospheric pressure. [Storm] can incite all forms of meteorological tempests, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, blizzards, and hurricanes,[168] as well as mist. She can dissipate such weather to form clear skies as well.

-“Ororo Munroe (Earth-616),” Marvel Database

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STORM IS A GODDESS OF THE STORM INHERITED THROUGH A LINE OF AFRICAN WITCHES

In ‘Marvel Tarot’ (2007) #1, we find out about Storm’s line of ancestry. In reality, Ororo Munroe descends from a line of witches. All of them, have distinctive white hair, blue eyes and the potential to wield magic. We can formulate two theories to explain Storm’s super powers.

First, Storm’s super powers showcase magical potential and properly unite science and magic. Here, the evidence that supports our hypothesis is the fact that Storm derives power from faith. In Wakanda, she is properly worshipped as a Goddess of the Storm. Furthermore, Black Panther, her former husband and King, considered her a goddess.

Second, Storm’s super powers are both divine and genetic. As Goddess of the Storm, she can hear and grant prayers. At the same time, her godhood is both the result of religion and magical inheritance. Indeed, Storm has both white hair and blue eyes. Therefore, these phenotypes presuppose a genetic basis. In addition, there is evidence that her powers are based on the X-gene. In conclusion, this may provide a rare case in the Marvel Universe where magical potential has a genetic basis. Moreover, it is possible that the X-gene is itself recessive.

For more information, refer to Mutant Biology on Marvel Database.

FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘X-MEN: TO SERVE AND PROTECT’ #3, STORM USES THE LOKI-CREATED STORMCASTER TO TRANSFORM INTO THE GODDESS OF THE STORM

In 'X-Men: To Serve And Protect' Storm uses Stormcaster to transform into the Goddess of the Storm.
In ‘X-Men: To Serve And Protect’ (2011) #3, Storm uses Stormcaster to transform into the Goddess of the Storm. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SOURCES

Giant-Size X-Men Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
X-Men Vol 1 121 in Marvel Database.
Ororo Munroe (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Marvel Tarot Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Mutant Biology in Marvel Database.
X-Men: To Serve and Protect Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.

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Feat: Black Panther, ‘Doomwar’ #1

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #1, Ororo is imprisoned in a cell built by T'Challa that nullifies the X-gene.
 
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BLACK PANTHER (T’CHALLA)
EARTH-616

In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #1, titled “Doomwar (Part 1)”, T’Challa is stated to perform an intelligence feat. Before the “Doomwar”, Doctor Doom has masterminded the Desturi’s coup d’etat. As a result, T’Challa, Shuri and the Dora Milaje have fled Wakanda. Sinisterly, Queen Ororo has been tried for witchcraft and for being a foreigner. Later, Ororo is held in a cell that nullifies her X-gene. As T-Kan mentions, the cell was invented by T’Challa.

How much intelligence does it take for T’Challa to invent a cell that nullifies the X-gene?

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #1, Ororo is imprisoned in a cell built by T'Challa that nullifies the X-gene.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #1, titled “Doomwar (Part 1)”, T’Challa is stated to perform an intelligence feat. Later, Ororo is held in a cell that nullifies her X-gene. As T-Kan mentions, the cell was invented by T’Challa. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

IN THE ISSUE, ORORO WAS IMPRISONED IN A CELL THAT NULLIFIES THE X-GENE. IN FACT, T-KAN STATES IT WAS BUILT BY HER HUSBAND T’CHALLA.

IMPORTANTLY, THE COST OF REPLICATION OF THE HUMAN GENOME IS 427693027.778 JOULES PER SECOND. OR, 172373.459527 BYTES PER SECOND OF BRAIN PROCESSING SPEED.

SIMILARLY, THE REPLICATION OF THE MUTANT GENOME IS LIKELY MULTIPLE FACTORS GREATER.

INTELLIGENCE FEAT:

LEADER+

Intelligence: Leader 33%

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Ororo has been imprisoned in a cell that nullifies her X-gene. The cell was invented by T’Challa.

Since homo superior has mutations in the human genome it may or may not have the same total number of base pairs. We will calculate the energy required for DNA synthesis in humans to estimate the mutations in the human genome caused by the X-gene.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

From a study, the average energy requirement per diploid eukaryote is:

CDNA,d≃526Lg.

Then, the average number of bases in a gene is 8310 base pairs.

Gene length = 5478 bp introns + (12 exons * 236 bp) = 8310 bp.

Also, there are 25000 genes in the human genome. In addition, one gram/mole of ATP produces 470000 kJ. Then, there are a total of 100 g of ATP in the human body and the Formula Weight of ATP is 507.18 g/mol. Finally, Ororo weighs 65.77 kg.

Refer to “DC Day Explained: Brainiac’s AI Is The Digital Processing Of All The Information In The Galaxy”. Importantly, it contains information about the human brain’s storage capacity. Also, refer to the Intelligence Scale.

First, let’s calculate the moles in 100 g of ATP.

Moles in 100 g of ATP = (100 g)/(507/18 g/mol) = 0.19716865807 mol.

Second, let’s calculate the energy of ATP hydrolysis in DNA synthesis.

DNA synthesis cost of the human genome = (526 * 8310 bp * 25000 genes * 100 * 470000 J * 1 g/mol * 0.19716865807 mol * 1 hr)/(65.77 kg * 1000 * 10 hr * 3600 s) = 427693027.778 J/s.

Without the information on chromosome loci mutations, this is a baseline estimation.

DNA Synthesis B/s = (427693027.778 J/s * 0.125 bytes * 1 hr)/(1 J/K * 310.15 K) = 172373.459527 B/s.

Processing Speed In T’Challa’s Brain = 172373.459527 B/s.

Ratio To Genius = (172373.459527 B/s * 100)/(11195.2997653 B/s) = 15.3969490001.

INTELLIGENCE

T’Challa generated at least 427693027.778 J/s. Since this is a baseline level for a human, it would require more than a Mathematical Computation Level of Intelligence to nullify the X-gene. T’Challa had to generate more than 15.3969490001 times the processing speed of a Leader.

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Calculations for Black Panther, ‘Doomwar’ #1

CDNA,d≃526Lg.

Gene length = 5478 bp introns + (12 exons * 236 bp) = 8310 bp.
Moles in 100 g of ATP = (100 g)/(507/18 g/mol) = 0.19716865807 mol.
DNA synthesis cost of the human genome = (526 * 8310 bp * 25000 genes * 100 * 470000 J * 1 g/mol * 0.19716865807 mol)/(65.77 kg * 1000) = 1.5396949*1013 J.
Ratio of DNA Synthesis/Daily Energy Expenditure = (1.5396949*1013 J)(24 hr * 8600 s)/(1 day * 1 hr * 7,500,000 J/day) = 423724036480.
Bytes Of Information In T’Challa’s Brain = (423724036480)(2.5*1015 bytes)/(1 human) = 1.0593101*1027 bytes.
Ratio To The Internet = (1.0593101*1027 bytes)/(1200*1015 bytes) = 882758416.667.

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SOURCES

Doomwar Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Mutant Biology in Marvel Database.
The bioenergetic costs of a gene in PNAS.
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Feat: She-Hulk, ‘Avengers’ #500

In 'Avengers' (2004) #500, a mind-controlled She-Hulk by Scarlet Witch rips Vision in half.
 
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IN CRISES

SHE-HULK (JENNIFER WALTERS)
EARTH-616

In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, titled “Avengers Disassembled, Chaos (Part I of IV)”, She-Hulk performs a super strength feat. Scarlet Witch wants revenge on the Avengers and triggers Vision‘s sleeper program which unleashes five Ultron drones. During the battle, a Scarlet Witch mind-controlled She-Hulk tears Vision in half.

How much super strength does it take for She-Hulk to rip Vision in half?

In 'Avengers' (2004) #500, a mind-controlled She-Hulk by Scarlet Witch rips Vision in half.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, She-Hulk performs a super strength feat. During the battle, a Scarlet Witch mind-controlled She-Hulk tears Vision in half. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SHE-HULK RIPPED VISION IN HALF. VISION’S SYNTHEZOID BODY CAN WITHSTAND VIBRANIUM BULLETS WITH MORE THAN 4.9838*1043 PSI OF STRESS.

SHE-HULK GENERATED MORE THAN HALF OF 3.2816063*1047 NEWTONS OF FORCE, THE EQUIVALENT OF 9.3227452*1024 SOLS. ENOUGH TO SHATTER A SOLAR SYSTEM.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

GALAXY

Super Strength: Galaxy 75%

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A Scarlet Witch mind-controlled She-Hulk ripped Vision in half.

We will use Vision’s durability to estimate She-Hulk’s super strength.

VISION’S DURABILITY


In ‘Avengers’ (1969) #62, Black Panther flies Hawkeye, Vision and Black Knight to Wakanda. There, they are met by Wakanda soldiers who open fire on them on M’baku’s orders. During the fight, Vision withstands Wakandan Vibranium bullets.

In ‘Avengers’ (1969) #62, Vision withstands Wakandan Vibranium bullets. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #8, Captain America uses his Vibranium alloy shield to survive the Human Torch’s nova flame as the Fantastic Four superhero defeats Ultron.

In 'Marvel Superheroes Secret Wars' #8, the Human Torch unleashes the nova flame on Ultron. In ‘Marvel Superheroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #8, the Human Torch unleashes the nova flame on Ultron. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

We will use these feats to calculate Vision’s durability.

NUMBER CRUNCHING



First, let’s estimate the durability of Captain America’s Vibranium shield. Captain America’s Vibranium shield can withstand the intensity of a nova flame. In Feat: Superman, ‘DCeased’ #6, I calculated the energy released by a supernova to be 1.8*10^47 J. Cap’s shield is actually 32.5% dense in Vibranium. Let’s calculate the durability of Vibranium in terms of energy.

Durability of Vibranium = (0.325)(1.8*10^47 J) = 5.85*1046 J.

Vision’s synthezoid body is made up of Horton cells. Let’s calculate the density of Vision’s body.

Density Of Vision’s Body = (136.08 kg)/(1.91 m*1 m*0.5 m) = 142.492146597 kg/m3.

Let’s multiply the density times the number of Horton cells.

Vision’s Durability = (5.85*1046 J)(3*1015 Horton cells*10-12 kg/m3)/(1 Horton cell*142.492146597 kg/m3) = 3.2816063*1048 J.

Since the Vibranium bullets did not budge Vision, the super strength needed to affect his durability is at least 3.2816063*1047 N or 49838390581938219895287958115183246073298429 PSI.



DURABILITY



She-Hulk generated more than half of 3.2816063*1047 N of force in order to affect Vision’s durability. Vision had to generate a Galaxy Level of Super Strength since she likely ripped Vision with a force 9.3227452*1024 times greater than the gravitational force of the sun on Earth.

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Calculations for She-Hulk, ‘Avengers’ #500

Gravitational Force Of Sun On Earth = 3.54*10^22 N

Durability of Vibranium = (0.325)(1.8*10^47 J) = 5.85*10^46 J.
Density Of Vision’s Body = (136.08 kg)/(1.91 m*1 m*0.5 m) = 142.492146597 kg/m^3.
Vision’s Durability = (5.85*1046 J)(3*1015 Horton cells*10-12 kg/m^3)/(1 Horton cell*142.492146597 kg/m^3) = 3.2816063*10^48 J.
Comparison = (3.2816063*10^47 N)/(3.54*10^22 N) = 144477.635593.

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SOURCES

Avengers Vol 1 500 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 62 in Marvel Database.
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Vol 1 8 in Marvel Database.
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Battles Of The Week: Black Panther vs Iron Fist (Hero vs Hero)

 

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “Return of the Dragon Book 2: Silent Stone”

Black Panther battles a mind-controlled Iron Fist. Time may run out for Everett K. Ross.

A silent battle between two of the greatest fighters of the Marvel universe.

IN MIND CONTROL

BLACK PANTHER VS A MIND-CONTROLLED IRON FIST!
In 'Black Panther' (2002) #39, Black Panther fights a mind-controlled Iron Fist.
In ‘Black Panther’ (2002) #39, Black Panther fights a mind-controlled Iron Fist. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the two contestants. On the left side is Black Panther and on the right side is Iron Fist.

Let’s look at the stats.

BLACK PANTHER – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER SPEED: SONIC
DURABILITY: CITY
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Kimoyo Card.
  • Panther Habit.
  • Heavenly Armor.
  • Vibranium Armor.
  • Spear of Bashenga.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to loud noises and strong smells.
IRON FIST – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: SONIC
DURABILITY: MOUNTAIN
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR MADNESS
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Iron Fist Suit.

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THE FIGHT

Black Panther fights a mind-controlled Iron Fist.

The battle to decide who is the martial arts master!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out underwater with Black Panther holding Iron Fist in a choke hold then using Vibranium Energy Daggers to attack his spine.

BLACK PANTHER BLUNT FORCE + ENERGY MANIPULATION (x2) ATTACKS: 1 DAMAGE PT + 6 DAMAGE PTS (x2) = 13 DAMAGE PTS.




On the following pages, on land, Black Panther lands two Vibranium-charged blows with a kick and a tap.

BLACK PANTHER BLUNT FORCE ENERGY MANIPULATION (x2) ATTACKS: 6 DAMAGE PTS (x2) = 12 DAMAGE PTS.




On the port, Black Panther lands a tap on Iron Fist’s spine, then Iron Fist hits Black Panther with a chi-charged roundhouse kick. Then, the battle kicks into high gear. Iron Fist goes berserk and hits Black Panther to the face with the Iron Fist Punch on a splash page. On the following page, Iron Fist blitzes Black Panther with five attacks.

BLACK PANTHER ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.
IRON FIST ENERGY MANIPULATION (x5) ATTACKS: 6 DAMAGE PTS (x5) = 30 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the battle, Iron Fist collapses from exhaustion and Black Panther frees him from his mind control.

TOTAL


BLACK PANTHER’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-30 DAMAGE PTS.

-(30 DAMAGE PTS * 4.2*10^10 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -300 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

IRON FIST’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-40 DAMAGE PTS.

-(40 DAMAGE PTS * 4.2*10^10 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -400 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

OUTCOME: BLACK PANTHER WINS BY INCAPACITATION

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BLACK PANTHER IN COMICS

The issue marked the first appearance of Black Panther outside the ‘Fantastic Four’ series and leads to Black Panther joining the Avengers afterwards in Avengers (1968) #51.

In ‘Avengers’ (1968) #51, titled “In The Clutches Of… The Collector!”, the Avengers face the Collector. Photo/Marvel Comics

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: HULK VS SENTRY (HERO VS HERO) (PART II). MAY 19TH.


SOURCES

Black Panther #39 in Comic Vine.
T’Challa (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Daniel Rand (Earth-616) in Marvel Database
Avengers Vol 1 51 in Marvel Database
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Bio: Storm (Ororo)

 

Storm

Ororo Munroe – Earth-616
NAME: ORORO MUNROE

RELATIVES: DAVID MUNROE (FATHER, DECEASED), N’DARE MUNROE (MOTHER, DECEASED)

BASE OF OPERATIONS: KRAKOA; FORMERLY: XAVIER INSTITUTE FOR MUTANT EDUCATION AND OUTREACH, NEW YORK; JEAN GREY SCHOOL FOR HIGHER LEARNING; UTOPIA

AFFILIATION: X-MEN, QUIET COUNCIL OF KRAKOA FORMERLY: X-MEN, X-FORCE, AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR, MORLOCKS, SECRET AVENGERS

CHARACTERISTICS

HEIGHT: 5’11” (1.8 M) MALE

WEIGHT: 145 LBS (65.77 KG)

ALIGNMENT: GOOD

ORIGIN STORY


Ororo Munroe is the child of American photojournalist David Munroe and the Kenyan princess N’Dare. She comes from a line of African priestesses that have white hair, blue eyes and the power to use magic.1

Ororo was orphaned at the age of five, as her parents died in a plane crash in Cairo, Egypt. Though she survived from the accident, she developed a deep claustrophobia from being buried in the rubble. She was raised by a gang of thieves led by Achmed El Gibar. Ororo became a thief and once attempted to steal from Professor Xavier. At age 12, she decided to journey South. She accepted a ride from a stranger and was nearly raped by him. She managed to kill the man though she swore never to another human life.2

After nearly dying in the Saharan Desert, she saved T’Challa using her weather powers. The two shared romance though it was ended.3,4 Ororo finally reached her ancestors’ homeland on the Kilimanjaro Valley in Kenya. She was taken in by a tribal woman Ainet who taught her the use of her powers. Soon, Ororo became worshipped by the tribes as a goddess.5

ORORO JOINS THE X-MEN

Years later, Ororo helped the X-Men, battle a mutant known as Deluge that used Ororo’s control of weather to destroy humanity. Afterwards, she returned to her tribe.6

Months later, however, Professor Xavier was left with no choice but to recruit Storm, as he called her, and other mutants from around the world into the X-Men in order to rescue his original students from the threat of the sentient island being, known as Krakoa. Prof. Xavier explained to Ororo that she was not a “goddess”, but a mutant and had a responsibility to use her abilities to help the world, just as she had helped the local tribes. Curious, Ororo accepted Professor Xavier’s offer and was given the code name “Storm”.

-Ororo Munroe (Earth-616), Marvel Database

ORORO FACES PYRO

POWERS


POWERS

  • Atmokinesis: Weather Manipulation
    • Willpower/Telepathic Resistance:
    • Earth Link:
    • Thermal Variance:
    • Energy Vision: 
    • Magic:
  • Godhood
    • The Power of Faith:
    • Teleportation:

ABILITIES

  • Master Thief:
  • Expert Combatant:
  • Multilingual:
  • Indomitable Will:
  • Diplomatic Immunity:

WEAKNESSES


STORY ARCS


  • Rogue Storm.
  • Worlds Apart.
  • Blood Feud.
  • Dancin’ In The Dark.

NOTABLE COMIC BOOK BATTLES


  • Storm vs Callisto.

FOOTNOTES

  1. X-Men #102.
  2. X-Men #113.
  3. Black Panther #15.
  4. Storm #2-6.
  5. X-Men #76-77.
  6. X-Men: The Hidden Years #6-7.

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Marvel Day: T’Challa Loses His Royal Title, His Kingdom And All Vibranium In Order To Save Wakanda From The “Doomwar”

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #6, Doctor Doom upgrades his armor to planetary level with stolen Vibranium from Wakanda.
 

MARVEL DAY

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #6, Doctor Doom upgrades his armor to planetary level with stolen Vibranium from Wakanda.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #6, Doctor Doom upgrades his armor to planetary level with stolen Vibranium from Wakanda. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

BLACK PANTHER, SHURI AND THE DORA MILAJE ARE FUGITIVES FROM THE DESTURI COUP IN WAKANDA

In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #1, T’Challa and Shuri, the Black Panther, has lost his royal title and is a fugitive from Wakanda. The Desturi have seized Wakanda’s government and have sentenced the Queen, Storm of the X-Men, to death. T’Challa has fled Wakanda to seek help from the mutant nation of Utopia.

In Utopia, T’Challa arrives with Shuri and the Dora Milaje to explain the circumstances of recent events. In the past year, T’Challa had been tracking rumors of a dissident group called the Desturi. They are a fundamentalist and xenophobic group that had infiltrated all levels of government.

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #1, T'Challa briefs the X-Men on the Desturi coup d'etat in Wakanda and Doctor Doom its mastermind.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #1, T’Challa briefs the X-Men on the Desturi coup d’etat in Wakanda and Doctor Doom its mastermind. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

T’Challa found they had access to surveillance but had no leads. Until he was lured into a trap by the mastermind of the coup d’etat, Doctor Doom, who nearly killed him. Later, T’Challa found Doom had infiltrated the palace food and water supplies with nanites swarms. Fearing that everyone he cared for could have been turned into living spy cameras, T’Challa fled Wakanda with Shuri and the Dora Milaje.

White Queen questions about Doctor Doom’s purpose of the revolution. T’Challa responds that its purpose is to obtain the Vibranium supply of Wakanda to upgrade his armor and become the most powerful force on Earth. Cyclops as Head of Utopia, cannot sanction an open war with Wakanda. However, some X-Men willingly volunteer.

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #1, T'Challa speaks about Vibranium's mystical properties.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #1, T’Challa speaks about Vibranium’s mystical properties. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

DURING T’CHALLA’S AND THE X-MEN’S ATTACK ON WAKANDA, DOCTOR DOOM STEALS ALL OF WAKANDA’S VIBRANIUM

 

In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #2, T’Challa and his army attack Wakanda. Wakanda is the most advanced nation on Earth. T’Challa’s army arrive on Wakandan soil and are greeted by the army and the head of the Desturi. Asking the Desturi government to surrender, T’Challa and his army declare themselves to be Wakanda. Suddenly, Nightcrawler teleports T’Challa and Black Panther into the Palace. Despite Nightcrawler’s opposition, Black Panther massacres the people in the Palace.

At the Wakandan border, the X-Men and the Dora Milaje take on the Wakandan army. Back at the Palace, Doctor Doom has given Storm a 10 minute ultimatum to lock-pick the Vibranium Vault otherwise, he will shoot the members of the Royal Family. Nightcrawler attempts to teleport T’Challa to the Vibranium Vault with no success since Doctor Doom has placed a mystical barrier. T’Challa needs the Dora Milaje to hold the Wakandan army for one hour so he can massacre the hundreds of guards at the Royal Palace in order to reach the Vibranium Vault.

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #2, Queen Ororo attempts to lock-pick the Vibranium Vault as Doctor Doom holds T'Challa's mother at gunpoint.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #2, Queen Ororo attempts to lock-pick the Vibranium Vault as Doctor Doom holds T’Challa’s mother at gunpoint. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

T’Challa arrives at the Vibranium Vault and finds Queen Ororo bound in fetters by Doctor Doom. Doctor Doom gives T’Challa five seconds to give him the key to the final lock or else he will kill Storm. He has to choose between saving the Vibranium and saving Storm. T’Challa does not hesitate and decides to protect the Vibranium.

The countdown ends and Doctor Doom relishing the game, does not kill Ororo. Doom teleports in a flash of lightning. Entering the Vault, T’Challa finds out that all of the Vibranium is gone. Checkmate!

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #4, T'Challa enters the Vibranium vault and finds out all the Vibranium is gone.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #2, T’Challa enters the Vibranium vault and finds out all the Vibranium is gone. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

FEAT: 500 DORA MILAJE HOLD THEIR OWN AGAINST 50,000 OF THE WAKANDAN ARMY

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #2, 500 Dora Milaje hold their own against 50000 of the Wakandan army.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #2, 500 Dora Milaje hold their own against 50000 of the Wakandan army.

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DOCTOR DOOM IS A MEGALOMANIAC WHOSE UNIQUE VISION OF THE FUTURE FOR WORLD PEACE IS DOOMWORLD

In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #3, Doctor Doom wages his “Doomwar” using Vibranium. In order to unlock the final lock, Doctor Doom had to face Bast, God of Egypt and Panther God of Wakanda. Bast scrutinizes Doctor Doom’s spi; and asks him his motivations for taking Vibranium. The test is purity and if Doctor Doom lies, Bast will devour him.

Doctor Doom tells Bast that though his methods are cruel and villainous, he has purity of intention. Doctor Doom claims mankind is a predator species and that according to his purity, he is a saint. He has gazed into thousand futures, a hundred thousand futures and found that the only future where humanity survives extinction and is at peace is under Doctor Doom‘s rule on Doomworld. Bast, though he finds Doctor Doom’s methods abhorrent, passes Doctor Doom and let’s him have the Vibranium.

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #3, Doctor Doom tells Bast he has gazed into a hundred thousand futures, and the only one where humanity survives is with Doctor Doom as its ruler.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #3, Doctor Doom tells Bast he has gazed into a hundred thousand futures, and the only one where humanity survives is with Doctor Doom as its ruler. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

THE DOOMWAR BEGINS WITH CASUALTIES ON ALL SIDES

In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #4, the “Doomwar” over Vibranium begins on a global scale. T’Challa has recruited the Fantastic Four to assist him. Using Vibranium trackers, T’Challa has tracked locations of Vibranium supply at Doombases over the world. Shuri, the Dora Milaje, Invisible Woman, Thing, Human Torch and the X-Men are on the frontlines. When they arrive at the first Doombase, they are unable to destroy the Vibranium-enhanced Doombots. Then, arming themselves with Vibranium-enhanced armors and weapons, T’Challa’s army begins to take down Doombots.

However, there are enormous casualties on both sides. In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #5, T’Challa and his army suffer great casualties with one third of the Dora Milaje having fallen. However, they have managed to take down only eight percent of the Doombases. T’Challa recognizes that Doom has learnt everything about Vibranium technology and his people is facing extinction. In order to eliminate the threat, he turns to shadow physics. T’Challa invented the discipline to unite quantum science with alchemy. T’Challa’s plan is to send Deadpool and the Midnight Angels to Latveria in order to assassinate Doctor Doom.

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #5, T'Challa's army is facing casualties in the Doomwar.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #5, T’Challa’s army is facing casualties in the Doomwar. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Later, Shuri’s team has located one of Doom’s computers. Hacking into the system, they divert all his funding to humanitarian causes.

The Broker who has been running the Doomwar, realizes this and fears Doom will kill him.

IN SYMKARIA, T’CHALLA FINALLY OUTSMARTS DOOM WITH SHADOW PHYSICS BY USING A TRIGGER THAT RENDERS ALL PROCESSED VIBRANIUM INERT

In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #6, T’Challa finally outsmarts Doctor Doom by rendering all processed Vibranium inert. In a communication with Black Panther, T’Challa informs her that he has sanction a shadow attack of Latveria by the Midnight Angels which cannot be traced. She does not approve T’Challa bypassing her authority and reminds him that Wakanda does not start wars. Doctor Doom’s armor upgrade is finally online and he is able to sense and to tap all the Vibranium which is present everywhere on Earth.

T’Challa is in communication with other scientific and mystical leaders on Earth: Beast, Hank Pym, Tony Stark, Charles Xavier, Doctor Strange and Doctor Voodoo. They inform T’Challa that all Vibranium objects on Earth have come to life. Since the act leads back to Wakanda, and the threat of a nuclear war looms, they refuse to help T’Challa. Deadpool and the Midnight Angels attack in Latveria but they are no match for Doom. In diplomatic mission to Symkaria, Shuri invites Doctor Doom to come face T’Challa’s army to settle the matter.

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #6, T'Challa uses a trigger that renders all processed Vibranium inert.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #6, T’Challa uses a trigger that renders all processed Vibranium inert. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

The final battle begins. T’Challa’s army is overwhelmed by Doom’s army. During the battle, T’Challa is seemingly defeated by Victor. However, T’Challa finally outsmarts Doctor Doom. He activates a trigger that uses shadow physics to render all the processed Vibranium on Earth inert.

Shuri who had wanted to kill Doom, relents. She promises that she will hunt over the Earth and kill him if he steps foot on Wakandan soil. In the end, Black Panther and Storm watch as the superhero community helps them re-build Wakanda.

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #6, Black Panther and Storm watch as the superhero community helps to rebuild Wakanda.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #6, Black Panther and Storm watch as the superhero community helps to rebuild Wakanda. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SOURCES

Doomwar Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Doomwar Vol 1 2 in Marvel Database.
Doomwar Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.
Doomwar Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
Doomwar Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.
Doomwar Vol 1 6 in Marvel Database.
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Marvel Day: In “Enter The Phoenix”, The Thunder God Attempts To End Gladiatorial Combat But Becomes The Son Of A Monster With A Devastating Origin Story

 

MARVEL DAY

ORIGIN STORIES

THE PHOENIX SHOWS SUPERHEROES’ AND SUPERVILLAINS’ FIGHTS ARE GLADIATORIAL COMBAT

In ‘Avengers’ (2021) #40, Phoenix seeking a host causes gladiatorial combat among superheroes on Earth. The Avengers have located Phoenix rising out of the arctic ice on a volcanic island. Apparently, Phoenix was called to Earth by Namor who seeks to marry her. In fact, the Phoenix has summoned heroes and villains in order to fight each other to claim her as host. “Enter the Phoenix” shows superheroes’ fights are reminiscient of ancient gladiatorial combat.

We begin the first gladiator combat between Captain America and Doctor Doom. The battle is vicious and Doom ultimately gains the upper hand. Doom manages to kill Captain America twice with cosmic blasts, however, aided by the Phoenix, Captain America rises from the ashes to continue fighting. Noticing this as the Phoenix’s testament to Captain America’s valor, Doctor Doom forfeits the battle. Captain America is then transported by Phoenix to the White Hot Room where the other combatants wait their turn.

In 'Avengers' (2020) #40, Phoenix seeks a new host and select heroes and villains to fight in gladiatorial combat.
In ‘Avengers’ (2021) #40, Phoenix seeks a new host and select heroes and villains to fight in gladiatorial combat. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

BLACK PANTHER HAS TO DECIDE TO END THE PHOENIX’S CONTEST

In ‘Avengers’ (2021) #41, the Phoenix continues its gladiatorial combats by selecting combatants from the White Hot Room. We have the following matches: Black Panther vs Man-Thing. Luke Cage vs American Eagle. Shanna The She-Devil vs Moon Girl. Valkyrie (Jane Foster) vs Orb. Hyperion vs Shang-Chi. Red Widow vs Howard The Duck. Black Panther vs Nighthawk. Maya Lopez vs Namor.

In the White Hot Room, the Phoenix speaks to Black Panther in aparte. She tells him to end the contest. Phoenix tells him she knew the old Panther king who fought with glowing rocks but who could end gods. Black Panther promises to end the contest no matter the cost. Phoenix says she wants T’Challa and that she will burn Wakanda’s name across the stars if he agress. Otherwise, she will burn it to ashes. Black Panther refuses and asks Phoenix to become benevolent. Otherwise, he will show Phoenix how he deals with a blizzard.

In 'Avengers' (2021) #41, Black Panther faces Man-Thing in gladiatorial combat.
In ‘Avengers’ (2021) #41, Black Panther faces Man-Thing in gladiatorial combat. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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IN A NEW ORIGIN STORY WITH PHOENIX, THOR BECOMES THE SON OF A MONSTER

In ‘Avengers’ (2021) #42, the Avengers attempt to end Phoenix’s gladiatorial combat. Outside the White Hot Room, on the volcanic island, the Avengers are attempting to contain the Phoenix. The Avengers battle the Phoenix in order to keep her contained in the volcanic island. As the Phoenix is freed, Thor reflects on the link he has shared with the Phoenix time and again. He feels some form of love. She tells him, he is her son. This is the new origin story of Thor and effectively makes him the son of a monster. In ‘Avengers’ (2021) #43, Thor battles his way against Phoenix through his new origin story. The Phoenix finally escapes the volcanic island.

Thor does not believe the lie and tells her Gaia is her mother. He throws his hammer at the Phoenix Force which phases through her. Then, Phoenix Force explains that the lie was necessary for Thor to protect the Earth. She tells the Thunder God is a child of Fire and Thunder. The Avengers are worried about Thor but Iron Man tells Okoye to delay the Wakandan Helicarriers. The Phoenix Force tells Thor, Gaia kept her trapped inside Earth for thousands of years. However, when the final host came, she was free. And now, she remembers Thor. Thor battles Phoenix Force but she soon gains the upper hand. Elsewhere, Captain America is about to face Black Panther in gladiatorial combat.

In 'Avengers' (2021) #42, Thor battles Phoenix and finds out he is her son.
In ‘Avengers’ (2021) #43, Thor battles Phoenix and finds out he is her son. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SOURCES

Avengers Vol 8 40 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 8 42 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 8 43 in Marvel Database.