- I may be too flirty or frisky to you, but I am not dense or heartless like you...
- -- Major Danvers
- -- Major Danvers
Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Carol Danvers was a high-ranking officer of S.H.I.E.L.D. and one of its best aviators. Though still a beautiful blonde, she was generally portrayed as being more abrasive and less empathetic than her Earth-61615 counterpart. She later served as Chief of Staff for President Matthew Ellis and continued in this capacity for the succeeding president Steve Rogers until the catastrophic events have caused many drastic changes, that occurred much later during Ultron's reawakening for his crusade of technological singularity.
Prior to these accomplishments and the automaton's revolution itself, Danvers was assigned to a S.H.I.E.L.D. base in New Mexico. She worked once on Dr. Philip Lawson's security detail when Earth was threatened by the race of extraterrestrials known as the Chitauri during their attempted invasion. Her competence quickly caught the eye of Nick Fury and he promoted Carol to be his personal assistant on the spot. After Phil Coulson's death and before Nick Fury's disappearance after several disastrous events, Carol was finally assigned to become the new S.H.I.E.L.D. director.
The New Director
Under her Directorship of S.H.I.E.L.D., she became involved with several well-known superheroes and was present during the War on Hydra, as well as the reawakening of Apocalypse in modern-day Egypt and Doctor Doom's onslaught in New York, fighting alongside the likes of the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and mostly the Avengers. At one point, she eventually got a close relationship with Philip Lawson where they eventually started dating for a while. Four years later, Phillip finally proposes to her to which she happily answered "yes," marking a big step to their long-term relationship.
Since the first days of Ultron Revolution, Ultron manages on infiltrating all of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s mainframe systems all over the globe and even used Arnim Zola's consciousness, who was still in fact alive living in cyberspace (not until Ultron successfully disabled him after he tries to betray him due to his loyalty for Hydra) and downloaded all of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hydra, and every other organizations throughout history that had a conflict on each other for generations. As a response, Carol had no other choice but to temporarily close down S.H.I.E.L.D. for good and investigate the following incidents caused by the megalomaniac. For many years, Ultron has stated an all-out war against all life on Earth, causing many catastrophes and casualties around the world, including the deaths of many, from civilians to heroes, leaving Carol and all the other survivors heroes helpless in this chaotic war.
After a few years of tracking Ultron they finally found him located in an old military base, inside his so-called "sanctuary," now in his most powerful, physical form. S.H.I.E.L.D. and the rest of the heroes had planned to enter his base tactically, in which they became successful. They finally charges toward Ultron but were immediately overpowered by the upgrading android, who even manages to kill most of the operatives and a few heroes. By the end of the final battle, the heroes succeeded in damaging Ultron's upgrade and finally, they ended Ultron, destroying him for good.
Unfortunately this would not all be possible without a few, if not many sacrifices during the war, and one of those who died was Carol's fiancé, Phillip, who was willing to sacrifice his own life just to save Carol and the rest of humanity. As a result, Carol kept on grieving and mourning for losing her beloved for years, to the point where she had eventually resigned S.H.I.E.L.D. (even after moving on), replacing Tony Stark's two-faced son Edward as the discreet and secretly cruel director. Eventually, S.H.I.E.L.D. was replaced with Edward's "world-changing" organization known as H.A.M.M.E.R., making Carol have second thoughts if she actually trusts him.
Rise and Fall of the Empire
When Edward established his new-world order on the entire world, Carol was recruited by Edward to be his right-hand, but declines and shames Edward since this is not the way his father had raised him, before he died. Edward responded by saying his father was just all of them, including Carol, trying to be heroes but can't even make a single great difference in this world, no matter what they do. Carol was forced to join H.A.M.M.E.R. but she kept on refusing, making her posed as a threat for the organization if they'll just leave her out there and because of it they had no other option but to take her into execution.
Luckily however, she was miraculously saved by the rescue mission of the Resistance, led by the Iron Metropolitan and War Machine, who manages to get her and a few redeemed operatives out of the Triskelion including General Thunderbolt Ross, taking them into the headquarters and safe-place of the Resistance away from the superior empire.
Though she was saved and is still alive, she was extremely furious at Arno Stark and taunted him for leaving some of the people behind just to get killed and get tortured, for which Arno just debated back, marking the start of their overly-complicated relationship. Later on, she would agree on their suggestion on infiltrating the main headquarters of H.A.M.M.E.R., which is the Triskelion. Some disagreed, including Arno and Ross, although due to Jim Hammond's motivations, all of the members were convinced and finally, they began to plan their mission.
Duel at the Triskelion
The first act of their mission was to sneakily enter the Triskelion, neutralizing every guard and operative in the building without getting caught by the supervisors, including Stark himself (even if he wasn't in the headquarters around the time). They obviously failed after Stark's lieutenants rushes into the scene to attack them. As the battle wages on between Carol and the infamous mercenary Yelena Belova, until they reach a classified laboratory located inside. They even used several alien-based tech and weapons fighting each other though Yelena luckily defeats Carol. She pulls a weakened Carol and as she tried to put her face into a electrified Kree-based technology (known as the Psyche-Magnitron), not knowing that it would soon explode.
By the second her face would've been melted touching the damaged device, she fought back, throwing Yelena into the device instead causing for it to suddenly explode. While Yelena woke up, she realizes that she was still burning in flames and kept on screaming experiencing agonizing pain, but forgets to realize how powerful she'll be (not knowing that her body is actually changing genetically, due to the effects of the device). Irritated and annoyed from her cries, Carol used her last bullet and shot Yelena in the head out of mercy, killing her. Carol then helped the rest of her teammates free the remaining prisoners out of the Triskelion, getting them into the safe-zone. They were ultimately successful in their mission, but some things became drastic after their teammate and friend Frank Castle, also known as the Punisher, was sadly killed by H.A.M.M.E.R. operatives days after. They immediately found and recovered his body in Central Park, in which they gave him a proper funeral the day after.
Frank Castle's Funeral
Carol was mostly present during Frank Castle's funeral since she was one of the heroes who were subsequently inspired by the Punisher's actions, who ultimately sacrificed himself in order to steal the plans of the Empire (in secret) and destroy most of the Empire's bases and headquarters all around the world, so that the Resistance can finally take down the tyranny of Edward Stark once and for all. Frank's mission was thought to be a failure at first, but it was immediately revealed that he did in fact, get all of the information and the resources for destroying the Empire from the within, and as a result, he caused the self-destruction of every base affiliated with the Empire.
In the aftermath of Frank's funeral, Carol seemed to have felt more down than she ever was, and as a result, one of her most despised teammates and her long-time friend, Arno Stark, decided to comfort her as she grieved after losing their old friend. Arno and Carol even decided to have a drink all night long and had a long talk regarding their past together, before everything was perfectly fine and normal, to the point where a drunken Arno accidentally spills out his deepest darkest secrets, specifically his long-term feelings towards Carol, which unexpectedly surprised her, not believing at first that Arno had those kind of feelings for her.
Realized by what Arno has done, he immediately apologized to Carol, who was smiling after she felt flattered by his accidental confession, and before Arno could've left Carol's room, she pulled him towards her, kissing him. Arno tried to turned her down, however, he couldn't resist Carol, and with the second time they mutually kissed, the two unexpectedly slept together for the rest of the night. Upon waking up the next day, both were shocked and were pretending to feel disgusted that they've slept together. Before leaving Carol's room and returning to the main headquarters in order to plan their next step on taking down the Empire, the two just mutually agreed to take what happened to them as a one-night-stand, and agreed to never mention it, ever again.
However, despite their agreements, the two continued to have a brief period, engaging in a sexual relationship, and in Carol and Arno's defense to their teammates, it was a way to deal with their stresses, though some of them begged to differ. Later on, their teammates were unexpectedly right, as Carol starts to develop romantic feelings for Arno, who also had the same feelings for a long time now, which made the two talk their feelings down eventually, days after the Empire has fallen.
Ending Edward Stark
Similar to the rest of the Resistance's greatest heroes, Carol and the rest of her teammates also played major role during the infiltration of the last, real strategic headquarters of H.A.M.M.E.R., which was located within several mountains of the Alps, not realizing that this was also the previous headquarters of Hydra's first generations. After figuring out the coordinates to the exact location, the Resistance planned their one last final mission and tactically goes to the Alps without getting caught (using their invisible Quinjets and the last known S.H.I.E.L.D. aircraft, the Zephyr One) and to eventually end the great suffering the entire world had to endure for a very long time.
During the final battle between the Resistance and the remaining forces of Edward Stark and H.A.M.M.E.R., Carol and the rest of the heroes were struggling to fight off against Edward Stark and his forces, seemingly close to being defeated by the villain. Thankfully, all of that changed when the young trainees who were told to stay put inside their vessels for the sake of their safety until the battle is over, had successfully escaped the aircraft they were in and decided to follow them so they can help the leaders of the Resistance finally take down the Empire and Edward Stark, once and for all. Eventually after the Empire was taken down, and all peace and liberty were restored in the entire world, everyone celebrated, and thanked all the heroes who risked and sacrificed all their lives, just to make sure that a bright tomorrow will always come in this world.
A couple of months after the end of the Empire, Carol was one of the very people who were in the Resistance who decided to abandon their heroic career, moving on to a better life, a rather, normal one. In her new life, Carol eventually returned to her working career as a commander, specifically a captain, of the Alpha Flight Space Program, which was Earth's new line of defense against cosmic threats. However, after a year of being the captain of her team, Carol decided to have a momentary hiatus, resigning the organization, after she had an unexpected nervous breakdown and even experienced a serious case of PTSD, while she was on a mission, preventing Thanos and his cosmic followers from trying to enter the Earth in an attempt to invade it. Carol and her team were thankfully successful, but at the cost of losing several of her teammates whom she was very close to.
Due to having several medications from her traumatizing experience, she was scarred for the rest of her entire life, and as she had resigned Alpha Flight, she decided to stay and live with Arno Stark, who was already her boyfriend at the time, in his mansion, where he took great care of her until she fully recovers from the trauma and horror, facing off against the Mad Titan himself. Despite Carol's absence within the Alpha Flight, she was still have been recognized by everyone in the organization as one of the (if not) bravest, toughest, and most courageous commander they ever had since.
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Powers and Abilities
Equipment: Advanced S.H.I.E.L.D. technology (formerly; destroyed)
Transportation: S.H.I.EL.D. Helicarrier and modern military aircraft (formerly; destroyed)
Weapons: Advanced S.H.I.E.L.D. weaponry (formerly; destroyed)
- Unlike her Earth-61615 counterpart, Carol never got to receive her powers the same way her counterpart did. She only gained her superpowers at a later issue, during the finale multiversal cosmic event known as Secret Wars.
- Carol Danvers and Arno Stark were initially shown to have a very ambiguous relationship, since they had a love–hate relationship at first. Because of this, they eventually developed a physical/sexual relationship before they eventually started to a have romantic feelings for each other and started dating.
- Carol is known to more homoflexible when she was still in the Air Force and the Military, but eventually she got more interested in men, especially in Phillip Lawson and later Arno Stark, ending her questioning orientation and settling in bisexuality.
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