The Marvel Encyclopedia The Definitive Guide To The Characters Of The Marvel Universe
The Marvel Encyclopedia The Definitive Guide To The Characters Of The Marvel Universe #2 - The Marvel Encyclopedia the Definitive Guide to the Characters of the Marvel Universe released by DK Publishing on October 5, 2009.
The love of Bruce Banner's life, she has been one of the Hulk's greatest allies, though she is the daughter of his greatest enemy, General 'Thunderbolt' Ross. She has been transformed into the Harpy, died, and is now a Hulk herself although she lost her powers when Doctor Green, the new incarnation of the Hulk, injected her with the cure for Gamma Radiation. What's next in her life remains to be seen...
The Beyonder is an immensely powerful extradimensional entity of disputed origin. Virtually omnipotent in his realm, the Beyonder has striven on occasion to be mankind's both greatest savior and enemy in his quests to understand human nature.
The Bi-Beast is comparable to a combination of Bruce Banner and the Hulk together. Super strong, durable, feral, yet has the intellect of Bruce. This makes the Bi-Beast a dangerous foe.
A human-bird hybrid Ani-Mate who escaped from 'Paradise' Island, Bird-Brain was adopted by the New Mutants. His attempts to help his fellow Ani-Mates led to the tragic death of Cypher.
Lucas Bishop is a mutant from the 22nd century that traveled into the past, becoming a member of the X-Men, and later, the Uncanny X-Force. He has the power to channel kinetic energy, releasing it generally through beams of energy.
The king of the Inhumans, Black Bolt is cursed and blessed with a quasi-sonic voice. He must remain forever silent, for with the slightest whisper he can destroy cities, and with the loudest screams he can level continents.
Former cat burglar Felicia Hardy became a crime fighter when she became romantically attracted to and involved with Spider-Man. Felicia has the ability to instill "bad luck" around others - this comes in handy when fighting crime!
The latest wielder of the Ebony Blade in a long line of heroes and villains known as the Black Knight. Dane Whitman, at one point a member of the Avengers and leader of Ultraforce, is now the current king of Weirdworld.
Former call girl and member of many organizations, most notably the Serpent Society and B.A.D. Girls Inc.
T'Challa is the Black Panther, king of Wakanda, one of the most technologically advanced nations on Earth. He is among the top intellects and martial artists of the world, a veteran Avenger, and a member of the Illuminati. Using his powers and abilities, he has pledged his fortune, powers, and life to the service of all mankind.
A Deadpool and Agent-X foe.
Black Talon derives his power from the mystic Voodoo arts. He can raise zombies and control them at will.
A mutant criminal, Sean Cassidy's cousin, and the Juggernaut's former partner.
A former KGB agent Natasha Romanova, better known as Black Widow, is one of the best agents S.H.I.E.L.D. has ever had. She's a longtime member of the Avengers as well as the leader of the short-lived Los Angeles-based superhero team called the Champions.
A human-demon hybrid who creates light-canceling darkness fields and has vampire-like abilities enhanced by metal fangs and claws.
This Blackwing is the son of the crime lord Silvermane and member of the Circus of Crime, Masters of Evil, Skeleton Crew and many others criminal organizations.
A human-vampire hybrid with all the strengths but none of the weaknesses of a traditional vampire, Blade has dedicated his life to destroying the occult world of vampires and all who associate with them.
Blink is a purple-skinned mutant with the power to teleport. Her "Age of Apocalypse" counterpart was the popular member and leader of the Exiles.
Constantly striving to prove himself to his peers, Blizzard has wavered between being a lousy frequently defeated crook and a hero desperate to be worthy of the title. Despite all of this, the man behind the mask has a kind heart and only wants to be accepted by those around him.
A common enemy of the X-Men and one of the most unusual mutants, who was de-powered during M-Day. His Age of Apocalypse counterpart has since replaced him in his various villainous roles after leaving his home reality.
Bloodhawk is a superhero and a member of the X-Men 2099.
A long-lived nemesis of Wolverine, Bloodscream is a powerful vampire-like being with a bloodlust and capabilities similar to them, but possesses none of their traditional weaknesses.
Blue Shield is crimefighter who sought to destroy the mob from within.
The Bluestreak is a mutant gifted with superhuman speed.
Former pro baseball player who became a known criminal as the Boomerang. After fighting towards some semblance of redemption as a member of the Thunderbolts, he lead the seventh incarnation of the Sinister Six.
Brian Banner is the mentally unstable and abusive alcoholic father of Bruce Banner, the Incredible Hulk. The character was retconned into the Hulk's origin over 30 years after the first appearance of the Hulk.
Brutacus was born in New Salem, Colorado and was a member of Salem's Seven.
Believed dead near the end of World War II only to have been found and brainwashed by the Soviets for the next 50 years, Captain America's former sidekick now continues to defend his country from the shadows against those who would threaten it as legendary spy and assassin, the Winter Soldier. He became the new Captain America to honor his friend Steve and he joined the Avengers. When Steve returned as Captain America, Bucky took on the identity of the Winter Soldier once again.
A deadly killer for hire capable of using practically anything as a lethal projectile weapon with flawless accuracy and deadly force. He is one of the most psychotic and sadistic characters in Marvel and serves as one of Daredevil's most dangerous foes.
Bushmaster is a human being with cybernetic arms as well as a cybernetic serpent's tail in place of his legs after his limbs were destroyed in an accident.
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