WandaVision episode 4 aired today, and gave a new twist – Geraldine is actually Monica Rambeau (the little girl from Captain Marvel) as an adult!
So, I thought I’d give you a character profile, so you can get to know her better, because she isn’t just Lieutenant Trouble in the comics, she’s got another one of the superheroes!
Name: Monica Rambeau
Superhero Name: Photon, Spectrum, Captain Marvel
Created By: Roger Stern and John Romita Jnr created Monica, Glenn Herdling and M. C. Wyman created Photon and Al Ewing and Greg Land created Spectrum
Played By: Akira Akbar (young Monica) and Teyonah Parris (adult Monica)
Powers: Energy absorption, traveling at the speed of light, can convert her body into any form of energy on the electromagnetic spectrum, intangibility
Mini Bio: Monica Rambeau is the daughter of Frank and Maria Rambeau, and grew up in New Orleans. While working in harbour control, she tried to prevent the creation of a dangerous weapon, which exposed her to extra-dimensional energy, which gave her the ability to convert her body into energy. She was dubbed ‘Captain Marvel’ by the media, after the Kree hero Mar-Vell.
After joining, and later leading, the Avengers, she met Genesis – the son of the original Mar-Vell, who also went by the name Captain Marvel. She soon changed her name to Photon, to respect the legacy of Mar-Vell, despite Genesis wanting to give the name to her, as he felt she was more worthy of the title.
First Comic Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man Annual, issue 16 (October 1982)
Most Common Team Ups: Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Nextwave
Comic Recommendations: The Avengers by Roger Stern, Might Avengers by Greg Land and Al Ewing, Captain Marvel by Dwayne McDuffie.
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