Monica Rambeau Character profile

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

Textless cover by Mark Bright and Veronica Gandini

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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