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This isn't about fighting wars. It's about ending them.
~ Mar-Vell.
I spent half my life fighting a shameful war. Now get out of here before you give me anymore regrets. Just remember the coordinates, okay? You gotta save them without me.
~ Mar-Vell to Carol.

Mar-Vell, also known as Doctor Wendy Lawson, and Marvel was a major posthumous protagonist in the 2019 film Captain Marvel. She was a Kree scientist who defected from the Kree Empire to help the Skrulls, and later became the mentor to U.S. pilot Carol Danvers. She was killed by Yon-Rogg and Starforce, but Carol prevented them from getting the Tesseract, which gave her powers. Mar-Vell was avenged by Carol and her allies, who stopped Yon-Rogg and warned him and the Kree that she would stop them.

She was portrayed by Academy Award nominee Annette Bening, who also played the form of Supreme Intelligence in the same film. Bening also portrayed Dr. Nicole Allgood in The Kids Are Alright, and voiced Abigail Adams in Liberty Kids.

Biography

Yeah, but the wars are bigger than you know.
~ Mar-Vell to Carol.

She was a Kree scientist who defected from Kree Empire, having felt remorse for fighting in a "shameful" war, and was Carol Danvers' mentor in the United States Air Force on Earth. She worked on Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S. where she was trying to harness the power of the Tesseract to create the Light-Speed Engine, a machine that could end the war against the Skrulls.

Wanting to end the Kree-Skrull War, she decided to give the engine to the Skrulls so they could find a home. Despite her goods intentions, she and Danvers were attacked by Starforce on a test run. Mar-Vell proceeded to tell Carol the truth of her mission on Earth, and was killed by Yon-Rogg before she could destroy the engine's core. Yon-Rogg would take Danvers because of the engine's power infusing into her body. He infused his blood with hers, and had her memories of Earth and Mar-Vell erased, and made her join Starforce.

Legacy

Her failure to help the Skrulls caused them be further pushed by the Kree during the war, but would gain the help of Danvers in 1995. Mar-Vell's legacy would be remembered once Carol have her memories restored; and continue her mentor's goal: To help the Skrulls find a new home, and end the war against the Kree. Carol would continue to help the Kree, and briefly left to help the Avengers stop Thanos and undo the decimation.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Kree-Physiology: Being a Kree, Mar-Vell possess all of the abilities of her species, such as superhuman strength, durability, and agility. Her physiology allowed Mar-Vell to be more resistant to injuries, and recover from them quicker than humans.
    • Regenerative Healing Factor: Mar-Vell possess a unique healing factor, but cannot heal severe injuries, as she was immediately killed by Yon-Rogg.

Abilities

  • Genius-level Intellect: Mar-Vell was highly intelligent, being a master scientist and engineer, and was capable of building the Light-Speed Engine.

Relationships

Allies

Enemies

Quotes

You remember what I said about our work here? What it's for?
To end wars?
Yeah, but the wars are bigger than you know.
~ Mar-Vell and Carol Danvers.
I spent half my life fighting a shameful war. Now get out of here before you give me anymore regrets. Just remember the coordinates, okay? You gotta save them without me.
~ Mar-Vell to Carol.

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Trivia

  • In the comics, Mar-Vell was male, and disguised himself as Dr. Walter Lawson. In addition, Mar-Vell was the original Captain Marvel until his former protégé, Carol Danvers, took the mantle.
  • Mar-Vell is the fourth character in the MCU to be depicted the opposite gender to the comics, following Jeri Hogarth from Jessica Jones, The Ancient One from Doctor Strange (2016), Ghost from Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Taskmaster from Black Widow (2021).

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