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    After being exposed to extra-dimensional energy, Lt. Monica Rambeau gained the ability to manipulate all energies of the electromagnetic spectrum. She has gone by many code-names over the years whilst utilizing these abilities as a crime fighter. Monica has served alongside the Avengers in various incarnations and operated as their leader for a time.

    Photon Respect Thread:

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    #1  Edited By Hadrelius

    Taken from the Vine:

    Monica has the ability to change into any aspect of the electromagnetic spectrum. She can turn into photons (light), electricity, microwaves, radio waves, gamma rays cosmic rays, X-rays, ultraviolet radiation, electricity, infrared radiation and neutrinos, or any known form of energy from the electromagnetic spectrum; by focusing her light-energy form into a tight beam, she can become a laser. She can travel at speeds up to and including the speed of light, depending on the type of energy she converts into. She is invisible and intangible in many of her energy forms.


    Photon in flight
    Photon in flight
    Monica also has the ability to fire off blasts of whatever energy she becomes. She can also project these energies from her body while she is in human form, usually in the form of energy blasts from her hands; a variation of this ability enables her to project light-based holographic illusions. When she encounters a new or unfamiliar energy, Monica can often duplicate it given enough time for analysis as well as absorbing energy from outside sources, such as when she replicated and drained the verdant will-powered energies of an extra-dimensional emerald gladiator. She was even capable of absorbing and manipulating the energies of Kyle Rayner's Green Lantern ring as seen in the Avengers/JLA crossover storyline by matching the energy's specific wavelength.

    Monica tends to be physically insubstantial in her energy forms, though with concentration and effort she can sometimes perform tasks such as briefly grasping an object, either by partially solidifying or by applying some sort of force to the object in question.

    For a short time while recovering from life-threatening injuries, Monica seemed to lose her electromagnetic abilities, but then developed new abilities based on the shunting of inertia and weight into the dimension where Monica formerly drew electromagnetic energy from (as theorized by the Fantastic Four's Reed Richards). This new power manifested as a full-body energy field that was actually an event horizon between Earth's dimension and the source dimension. She could use the field to generate force upon impact (including charging into or punching an opponent) and to carry heavy loads (by shunting much of the weight out of Earth's dimension), thus simulating superhuman strength. She could also fly by "riding" the energy field, though at much slower speeds than she could as an electromagnetic being. The field provided Monica with a measure of protection from attack, within limits; she would still feel a fraction of any impact, and a sufficiently powerful attack could still do her serious injury. Eventually, however, her original powers re-emerged

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    #2  Edited By Hadrelius

    She is very powerful. Marvel needs to make better use of her.

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    #3  Edited By Swordz81

    I totally agree, plus she's sexy. Her powers aren't to be f$%^ed with. I think she should've married Black Panther.

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    #4  Edited By Hadrelius
    Swordz81 said:
    "I totally agree, plus she's sexy. Her powers aren't to be f$%^ed with. I think she should've married Black Panther."

    Storm is a better fit. Being African herself
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    #5  Edited By Matthew Funez

    She needs her own mini-series

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    #6  Edited By vance_astro  Moderator
    Swordz81 said:
    "I totally agree, plus she's sexy. Her powers aren't to be f$%^ed with. I think she should've married Black Panther."
    Yea because when a comic book company is looking to get their most popular black character married...they send him the girl nobody cares about.
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    #7  Edited By Tahdigga

    Swordz81 said:

    "I totally agree, plus she's sexy. Her powers aren't to be f$%^ed with. I think she should've married Black Panther."


    True she's not to be messed with, but I think Storm is a better fit for Black Panther.

    Anyway Bishop is Pulsar's future husband..lol

    THE SUN GODDESS HAS RETURNED!
    THE SUN GODDESS HAS RETURNED!
    I AM THE LAST X-MAN!
    I AM THE LAST X-MAN!
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    #8  Edited By Tahdigga
    Matthew Funez said:
    "She needs her own mini-series"

    She's had two one shot issues already. I thought she was cool in Nextwave. I also felt the art needed a little revamp. 

    Maybe like this

    FEEL MY GAMMA RAYS EVIL DOERS!
    FEEL MY GAMMA RAYS EVIL DOERS!


















     I would also welcome a mini.  
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    #9  Edited By Erik

    Meh.

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    #10  Edited By vance_astro  Moderator

    Where's the scans?

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    #11  Edited By Tahdigga
    Pulsar flying near the surface of the sun
    Pulsar flying near the surface of the sun























































    Pulsar flying in space hitting the surface of the moon and within seconds back to earth.
    Pulsar flying in space hitting the surface of the moon and within seconds back to earth.

























































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    #12  Edited By vance_astro  Moderator

    YAY!

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    #13  Edited By Tahdigga
    Monica tossed Spidey on his ass..lol
    Monica tossed Spidey on his ass..lol
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    #14  Edited By Ace Trainer Red

    Damn.

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    #15  Edited By Tahdigga
    Monica's so fast she can catch bullets
    Monica's so fast she can catch bullets
    Monica's so fast that the other heroes are forzen in place.
    Monica's so fast that the other heroes are forzen in place.
























































    Pulsar shows Quicksilver that he comes in second place when it comes to speed blitzing.
    Pulsar shows Quicksilver that he comes in second place when it comes to speed blitzing.
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    #16  Edited By Tahdigga
    Pulsar battles Fin Fang Foom!
    Pulsar battles Fin Fang Foom!
    Pulsar shrinks down to atom size to assist King T'Challa aka Black Panther
    Pulsar shrinks down to atom size to assist King T'Challa aka Black Panther
    Pulsar shows off her many energy forms within the electromagnetic spectrum!
    Pulsar shows off her many energy forms within the electromagnetic spectrum!
    Pulsar changes her light frequency to enter Magneto's magnetic shield to attack him.
    Pulsar changes her light frequency to enter Magneto's magnetic shield to attack him.
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    #17  Edited By Tahdigga
    Baron Zemo gets a taste of Pulsar's holographic and phasing powers. She also heats things up for him!
    Baron Zemo gets a taste of Pulsar's holographic and phasing powers. She also heats things up for him!
    Queen Ororo and Havok encounter Pulsar's blinding light speed!
    Queen Ororo and Havok encounter Pulsar's blinding light speed!
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    #18  Edited By Hadrelius

    Great examples  Tahdigga of how powerful she is!

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    #19  Edited By PrinceIMC

    I love Monica (though I prefer to think of her as Photon....stupid Genis.) but I also think she wouldn't be a good match for T'Challa. Monica is a little too down to Earth, T'Challa needs someone who'll stand up to him. He'd always have little suggestions on how to use her powers and feel like she doesn't live up to having them. Let alone being Queen of Wakanda.

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    #20  Edited By vance_astro  Moderator
    @PrinceIMC said:
    " I love Monica (though I prefer to think of her as Photon....stupid Genis.) but I also think she wouldn't be a good match for T'Challa. Monica is a little too down to Earth, T'Challa needs someone who'll stand up to him. He'd always have little suggestions on how to use her powers and feel like she doesn't live up to having them. Let alone being Queen of Wakanda. "
    Storm doesn't really stand up to T'Challa like she should either.
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    Some place I saw her referred to as "Photonica", that works.

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    #22  Edited By feralfan

    She's not down to earth in the new mini-series. She's now a feminist and a racist. But I guess they were headed this way with that stupid Nextwave series. For the love of God, put her in her original uniform because is was well original AND unique and different (...tweak it a smidgeon if you must but EVERYONE and their brother has a freakin' trench coat.) and give her back the Captain Marvel moniker. No one really pays attention to a Photon or a Pulsar BUT a Captain Marvel, now that's a name! You may not like what I just said but it's the truth. Marvel can't have a woman with an awe inspiring name. That's why they took it away from her.  

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    #23  Edited By Tahdigga
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    #24  Edited By pixelized

    no one posted her fight with Moonstone [known as meteorite back then]


    had i still had the link i would have posted it!

    i adore Monica.
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    #25  Edited By TruePwnge

    I think the reason the Avengers don't use her so much is she can probably solo most of their enemies

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    #26  Edited By Tahdigga
    @pixelized said:
    "no one posted her fight with Moonstone [known as meteorite back then]

    had i still had the link i would have posted it!

    i adore Monica.
    "

    It's posted at her respect thread via the link I posted.
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    #27  Edited By Tahdigga
        Hey Comicvine! Check out Monica's youtube video! 
     
                 
            
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    #28  Edited By AngelFrost

    ooo, I've become quite interested with Photon all of a sudden! :D 
    I really like her.

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    #29  Edited By Tahdigga
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    #30  Edited By justinkos91

    Any more scans of her making holographs?
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    #31  Edited By doomsummers
    @Tahdigga: black girls are the sexiest
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    #32  Edited By gravitypress

    Much respect. More if they call her Captain Marvel again.

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    #33  Edited By PrinceIMC

    Well Marvel needs to have a Captain Marvel character every few years, it's time for Monica to take it back. I don't imagine Teddy Atlman is talking it any time soon.

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    #34  Edited By moywar700

    i first read her in secret wars, I thought she seem pretty interesting

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    - Marvel thinks so little of her she isn't even allowed to keep her own codename

    Captain Marvel - given to Genis who was going by legacy at the time

    Photon - yup, stolen again by Genis

    Pulsar - still hers until someone else wants it

    - She is very powerful and for some reason even after a short term as chairperson of the Avengers, they have decided to pretty much forget she existed. Why Pulsar and Ms Marvel are not on the main Avengers team is beyond me.

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    #36  Edited By LordOfFate

    Sigh, why Marvel, she a cool character....put her in a book, please. Black Girl Trinity (Storm,Pulsar and Vixen)

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    #37  Edited By RajaMan

    Dig the costume and the scans, Tahdigga! I think Monica could pull off her own series.

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    #38  Edited By V_Scarlotte_Rose

    Bumping for respect.

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    I'd love to see her as a regular in a team series or in her own. Anyone else?

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    Another cool respect thread Great job.

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