Thunderball appears in 447 issues.
Aurora, the twin sister of Northstar, was a founding member of Alpha Flight. She also suffers from dissociative identity disorder, which often causes her to be caught in precarious situations.
The 13th Baron in the Zemo bloodline. Helmut followed in the footsteps of his father before him, becoming an enemy of Captain America and the Avengers. In what could be his greatest scheme ever, Helmut masqueraded as Citizen V and led the Thunderbolts to public acclaim in order to conquer the world. In the end, he failed only because his cohorts desired to remain heroes and rebelled against him.
The cyborg champion of the Korbinites, Beta Ray Bill guarded his people as they fled attack by demons. When he encountered Thor and proved himself worthy to wield Mjolnir, Odin bestowed upon him the powers of Thor and created for him Stormbreaker, an equally powerful hammer.
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.
During World War II, Steve Rogers volunteered to receive the experimental Super-Soldier Serum. Enhanced to the pinnacle of human physical potential and armed with an unbreakable shield, he became Captain America. After a failed mission left him encased in ice for decades, he was found and revived by the Avengers. Later joining their ranks and eventually becoming the team's leader.
Chosen by Merlyn, Brian Braddock became Captain Britain: protector of Great Britain and the Omniverse. He is a founding member and leader of Excalibur, twin brother of the X-Man Psylocke, an agent of MI:13, and is currently serving as a member of the Captain Britain Corps.
As a child, Matt Murdock was blinded by radioactive waste while trying to save an elderly stranger about to get hit by a truck carrying the dangerous material. In turn, his other senses were heightened to superhuman sharpness and he gained a form of "radar sense". By day, he is a successful trial lawyer; but by night, he guards Hell's Kitchen as Daredevil: the Man Without Fear.
Wade Wilson is a former test subject of the Weapon X program, where he received his regenerative healing factor through the scientific experiments conducted upon him. Deadpool's powers and personality traits combine to make a wild, mentally unstable, and unpredictable mercenary. Deadpool has been a member of X-Force and the Thunderbolts, and a self-professed member of the X-Men and the Avengers. The "Merc with a Mouth" is infamous for breaking the fourth wall.
The very mention of his name makes lesser men tremble! The brilliant scientist with the iron mask which conceals his now scarred but once handsome face! Master of science and sorcery, Victor Von Doom is the monarch of Latveria and seeks the betterment of mankind through world conquest! Unequaled and unrivaled in every manner, Doctor Doom has had many conflicts with both earthly and cosmic super-beings; but he will always be known as the eternal nemesis of Reed Richards and his accursed Fantastic Four!
A former nuclear physicist and atomic researcher, Otto Octavius' life changed forever when one of his experiments went horribly wrong. From that day forward, he has set out to prove his superior intellect in a number of ways, but these plans are usually thwarted by Spider-Man.
Domino is a skilled mutant mercenary who possesses the ability to manipulate probability in her favor, giving the effect of incredible luck.
Police officer who became a member of the Code: Blue tactical squad. Battled the Wrecking Crew when they attacked New York.
Trained to be an assassin with her microwave-manipulating mutant powers, Firestar instead grew to be a popular hero. She spent years as a member of both the New Warriors and the Avengers, retired during Marvel's Civil War, and later joined the Young Allies. She is currently a member of the X-Men, while at the same time teaching physics at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.
A charming and master thief who joined the X-Men, Gambit possesses the mutant ability to charge inanimate objects with kinetic energy which causes them to explode (in fact, his signature move is throwing kinetically-charged playing cards at his opponents). Gambit is also extremely agile and hypnotically persuasive because of his powers.
When innocent blood is spilled, a Spirit of Vengeance is born. Dan Ketch transforms into Ghost Rider and nothing will stop him from inflicting pain on all those who have inflicted it on innocent beings. Eventually, Ketch learned to control these transformations. However, it was later revealed that his ancestor was Noble Kale. After some time away, he returned working for Zadkiel.
James MacDonald Hudson was the original Guardian and the first leader, and creator, of Alpha Flight. He seemingly perished in the midst of battle and his widow, Vindicator, took over the reigns of leadership after his death. He has since returned and is once again the leader of Alpha Flight.
Trained by criminals and inspired by heroes, Clint Barton has grown from a troubled youth into one of the greatest heroes on Earth. The world knows him best as Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman. A member of the Avengers for many years, he has left the team on occasion because of team friction. But he always returns, ready to face any threat.
After being bombarded with a massive dose of gamma radiation while saving a young man's life during the testing of an experimental bomb, Dr. Robert Bruce Banner was transformed into the Incredible Hulk: a green behemoth who is the living personification of rage and pure physical strength.
The latest in a long line of warriors who wielded the power, Danny Rand is the immortal Iron Fist: protector of the mystical city of K'un Lun. He channels the soul of the dragon Shou-Lao making his fists into powerful weapons. He is among the best, if not the best fighter in the Marvel Universe. He has also been a member of The Defenders and the New Avengers.
Tony Stark was the arrogant son of wealthy, weapon manufacturer Howard Stark. Tony cared only about himself, but he would have a change of heart after he was kidnapped by terrorists and gravely injured. Pressured to create a weapon of mass destruction, Stark instead created a suit of armor powerful enough for him to escape. Tony uses his vast resources and intellect to make the world a better place as the invincible Iron Man. Stark's super hero identity led him to become a founding member of the Avengers.
A sadistic mercenary abducted as a kid by Crime-Master who raised him to be a stone-cold killer. He assumed the persona of Jack O'Lantern after killing all of the people who previously used this name.
Jeffrey Piper is a cop in New York City. He is witness to a few big events in the Marvel Universe.
Julia Carpenter is the second heroine to take up the mantle of Spider-Woman, later changing her name to Arachne. After the events of the Grim Hunt she became the new Madame Web and is currently a watcher and guardian of the Spyders.
Kitty Pryde (a.k.a. Shadowcat) is a mutant gifted with the ability to become intangible and phase her entire body through solid material. A talented prodigy, she became the poster child of the X-Men; eventually reaching maturation and becoming the team's current leader.
A scientist who believes in predicting the future with math.
Marrina is a member of the Plodex alien race. Raised on Earth, she becomes a member of Alpha Flight before she marries Namor the Sub-Mariner and becomes a member of the Avengers.
Michael Pointer is a mutant with the power to absorb other superhuman energies and powers. He was unaware of being a mutant until all the lost powers from M-Day selected him as a host. In this state he accidentally murdered Alpha Flight. He has been trying to make amends since but has almost constantly been manipulated by others.
A new person wearing the equipment of the original Mysterio who bought the rights to use the name from Hobgoblin.
Professor Charles Xavier is the creator of the X-Men and founder of the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters. His dream of peaceful coexistence between mutants and humanity has long been the driving force for the X-Men. An immensely powerful telepath and scientific genius, Xavier was among the world's greatest masterminds. Killed at the hands of a Phoenix crazed Cyclops, Xavier's memory and dream still remains and motivates his X-Men to keep fighting for a world that fears and hates them.
The bouncing and dwarfish dynamo of Alpha Flight, the good natured Puck is the heart and soul of the team. He had recently joined Psylocke and Storms' Uncanny X-Force but has now returned to Alpha Flight working in space.
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