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Real Name
Noh-Varr (Name legally changed from Genis-Vell)
Current Alias
Major Marvel




Mar-Vell (father; deceased),
Wendy Grant (mother; deceased),
Dorrek VIII (half-brother),
Phyla-Vell (half-sister)


Base Of Operations
Mobile throughout the universe






Marital Status

Adventurer; formerly Captain in the Kree military, cardsharper, gambler, hedonist, fugitive; former extradimensional peacekeeper, missionary for the Kree

Kree Military training and Imperial Academy Graduate

Kree and Human hybrid; genetically engineered

Place of Birth

First appearance

Modern Comics:
Civil War Vol 1 3


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-- Major Marvel

Early Years

Genis-Vell is the son of Captain turned Major Mar-Vell of the Kree race and a woman from Earth named Wendy Grant. After Mar-Vell's lover had tragically died giving birth to their son, he took him and left Earth raising him on his own in the Kree planet Kree-Lar. At one point in his first year, he became separated to his father due to his responsibilities on Earth and in his absence, the young Genis was subjected being genetically engineered from cockroach DNA and enhanced super serums by the Kree Military after joining the organization, in which later on he has been given the legal name of Noh-Varr, a name he ended up embracing as his new identity. In his youth, he joined the 18th Kree Diplomatic Gestalt. They were sent out as peacekeepers to negotiate the efficient but short-lived Kree and Skrull Ceasefire.

On their way back home, the group answered five distress calls. In the sudden events of facing a fleet of Astro-Gods, also known as the Aspirants, they were lost in alternate galaxies after alternate galaxies throughout the entire cosmos. When the 18th finally thought they found home, they arrived on Earth where they were shot down by the United States Navy. Noh-Varr was the sole survivor of the group. However he was found by his own father Captain Mar-Vell, whom he had reunited with for so long, and tasked with protecting them in the name of the Kree whom he still remains loyal to despite his separation from the Imperium, becoming the delinquent but noble cosmic Terran vigilante occasionally aided by S.H.I.E.L.D. (his father's Terran agency), naming himself Marvel Boy.

The Civil War

Following a series of catastrophic tragedies mainly caused by the superhuman conflict between the Ultimate Alliance and the Movement Alliance known as the Ultimate War, the global Superhuman Registration Act was passed by the United Nations which requires all living enhanced or super-powered individuals and organizations involving the latter, both public and private, and both hero and (former and reoccurring) villain, across the globe in order to fully reveal their identities, to disclose their powers, abilities, and personal background, and to register as government employees or risk indefinite incarceration. Having been impressed the response of most of the world's government to deal with future threats and prevent them from ever happening, Noh-Varr immediately complied and volunteered to register via S.H.I.E.L.D. as the situation reminded him of his mandatory protocols back at his Kree homeworld, believing that the authorities of both Earth and the Kree have something in common after all.

However, Noh-Varr's personal beliefs and worldview based on his own home and culture would come into a ideological conflict when Director Phil Coulson and his team professed their doubts on the conditions that formed the registration act, strongly insisting that the registration doesn't have to be strict to an extreme extent that it would end up straining and abusing the people of their rights and safety to use their powers and abilities. Noh-Varr himself began to question whether his loyalty to the militaristic Kree Empire was ever worth it as he admitted into becoming attached to the complexities of the "freer" Earth, but his internal dilemma wouldn't even be resolved due to the heroic conflict that would sparked between heroes: those who support the registration act, and those who oppose it, believing that they were on the verge of finding out a crucial and dangerous perpetrator during Ultimate War who remained on the loose after the global terror.

Nearing the end of the final battle in New York, Noh-Varr made a bold choice and betrayed his registration faction in order to assist Captain America, the leader of the opposers, and the rest of them, including his half-brother that was the Young Avenger Hulkling, to find the surviving instigator of Ultimate War. His change of heart was proven to be a deciding factor in helping Captain America to make his way into subduing the perpetrator that was Helmut Zemo, only for Noh-Varr and most of his fellow defected allies to be arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D. for violating the registration act by helping the opposers. S.H.I.E.L.D., now under deputy directorship the of Maria Hill, gave the chance to pardon Noh-Varr as long as he continues to help them hunt down the rest of the now outlawed heroes, but the thought of fighting his brother only sickened him which proved how much he disdained the concept of the registration, remaining to stand his ground for believing what he thought was right.

Director Hill couldn't be more dismayed at his decision, considering how powerful and efficient Noh-Varr can be as an asset to their team, forcing her to eventually transfer Noh-Varr to a cell at the Raft while they deal with processing the gravity and the legal repercussions of his actions. Living in his cell for the next few months, Noh-Varr only thought of his family, both his brother and father (who was currently off-world to deal with ending the Kree-Skrull War), hoping that they would still make it through this reality governed injustice, as the odds at that very moment were not in their favor.

Secret Invasion

During the Secret Invasion commenced by the expansionist Skrull Empire on planet Earth, some of the Raft's security systems were turned off by a Skrull computer virus, including Noh-Varr's cell. Escaping the prison, Noh-Varr came across the very moment wherein, he had encountered both his younger half-brother Hulkling and their father Mar-Vell once again, with Noh-Varr never even realizing it would be their last moment as father and son. Before sacrificing himself to save mankind by destroying the Tesseract-powered explosive that was going to be detonated by the Skrulls all around the globe, Mar-Vell tearfully asked Noh-Varr to save Earth his last will, before telling him how much he was proud of him and tells that he would always love them as his two sons.

Greatly inspired by his father after seeing him perish from the great sacrifice, the still grieving but motivated Noh-Varr made his way to New York City and participated in the battle against the remainder of the Skrull invaders, helping to turn the tide and end finishing the final battle once and for all. When the battle had ended, Noh-Varr willingly surrendered to the authorities, returning to his secured cell in the Raft for a short while as he quietly mourns for his father's passing. His brother Teddy couldn't be more concerned for Noh-Varr's decision since he was hoping to spend more time with him and be in each other's comfort in the aftermath of their fathers' sacrifice, but he had no other choice but to respect his brother's decision for now.

Dark Avengers

Noh-Varr becomes a founding member of the Dark Avengers

In the end of the Skrull invasion, seemingly reformed supervillain Norman Osborn became a national hero and the head of the superhuman community. While recruiting a new team of Avengers, Osborn came to Noh-Varr and convinced him to join his team under the alias of Captain Marvel, as an exchange of freeing him from the Raft through legal process. During the Dark Avengers' first official assemblies by H.A.M.M.E.R., they were called by the government to deal with different threats, including the likes of other notorious villains, from the aggressive and bloodthirsty mysterious mutates from the Savage Land to the powerful interdimensional warlock from an alternate reality known as Mysterium, along with intentionally framing most heroes as dangerous criminals and fugitives of the country, so only he and his enforcers would be left to "protect" the innocent ones from other evil forces.

However, Noh-Varr was eventually betrayed and extremely devastated by the time he learned from her that most of these Avengers were composed of criminals and morally-questionable figures who have always been pretending to be heroes, and had no considerations to change, something that was revealed by his brother Teddy Altman after the latter too, was outlawed for conveying his protest against Osborn's governance along with the Young Avengers. As a result, he then abandoned the team out of guilt for believing that he has tainted his father's legacy and reputation, along with his fiery anger for his crooked teammates, although he decided not to return into prison and instead went into hiding from the authorities, which was now mostly controlled by Norman Osborn himself. Escaping the clutches of his former allies turned enemies, Noh-Varr took a temporary mantle of an armored vigilante known as the Protector, to which he continued protecting the lives of the innocent ones who were oppressed from the H.A.M.M.E.R. and the Dark Avenger's tyrannical reign without necessarily having to join the heroes' side in their secret resistance, in the meantime while they plan a way to expose H.A.M.M.E.R.'s deepest, darkest secrets into the world.

All-New Major Marvel

To be added.

Guardians of the Galaxy

To be added.

Powers and Abilities


Kree Mutate Physiology Inheriting his father’s energy-based powers, Genis-Vell could absorb stellar energy, giving him enhanced strength and durability, flight, and the ability to fire photonic energy blasts. He is also enhanced with cockroach DNA and nanobiology, He has demonstrated enhanced physical capabilities well beyond that of either normal humans or standard Kree.

  • Superhumanoid Strength
  • Superhumanoid Speed
  • Superhumanoid Stamina
  • Superhumanoid Durability
  • Superhumanoid Agility
  • Superhumanoid Reflexes
  • Flight
  • Photonic Energy Blasts
  • Energy Absorption
    • Stellar Energy Absorption
  • Transdimensional Shunts
  • Minor Molecular Control
  • Nega-Bands Based Energy Absorption
  • Cosmic Awareness
  • Kree Physiology
    • Resistance to poison, toxins and disease (systemic antidote)
    • Higher natural strength level and more durable body than a human
Power Grid [1]
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills


  • Skilled Combatant
  • Skilled Marksman
  • Skilled Pilot
  • Pentalingual
  • Extensive Knowledge of the Kree Empire

Strength level

Class 77+


None known.



Noh-Varr as the Protector

  • Nega-Bands
    • Immunity to Cold
    • Immunity to Radiation
    • Immunity to Micro-Pressure
    • Immunity to Suffocation
  • Captain Mar-Vell's Kree Uniform
    • The Protector Uniform


  • Flight


  • Energy-powered pistol of Kree design


  • No special notes.
  1. Modern Comics: Civil War Vol 1 5


  • In this universe, the characters Noh-Varr and Genis-Vell had been basically amalgamated into one character.

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