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Spoilers for The Mighty Captain Marvel #0

(Carol Danvers) is one of Marvel's most popular superheroes. She was a major player in the most recent Marvel Universe event Civil War 2. She'll also be getting a movie set in the MCU in 2019, the movie promises to change Captain Marvel's origin. In The Mighty Captain Marvel #0 they have changed Captain Marvel's origin in the comics, and this might be to be more comparable with the movie.

Captain Marvel's Original Origin

cover to Ms. Marvel #1
cover to Ms. Marvel #1

Carol Danvers' original origin is that; due to an explosion of a Kree device known as the "Psyche-Magnetron" a device that can turn imagination into reality, the explosion of the "Psyche-Magnetron" exposed her to it's energy. Captain Mar-vell saves Carol from dying from the explosion. It's later revealed the explosion altered Carol Danvers' DNA making her half Kree, half Human, effectively giving her what she wanted which was power.

She then took up the name Ms. Marvel and became a superhero. Yeah, kids that's right, she was known as Ms. Marvel for a while. It wasn't until a few years ago Marvel changed her name to Captain Marvel. The origin has had little changes over the years but nothing major until The Mighty Captain Marvel #0.

art from Captain Marvel #6. Art by Emma Rios and Jordie Bellaire.
art from Captain Marvel #6. Art by Emma Rios and Jordie Bellaire.

New Origin

panel from The Mighty Captain Marvel #0 art by Ramon Rosanas
panel from The Mighty Captain Marvel #0 art by Ramon Rosanas

The Mighty Captain Marvel #0 seems to change Carol Danvors' origin to it now happening in space and it's described as a "freak accident". This removes Captain Mar-vell from her origin, and makes it more of a freak accident is how she got her powers. I do have a theory that she was abducted by the Kree while she was in space and experimented on, but that's just a theory.

Superhero origins change all the time, just look at Scarlet Witch and QuickSilver. Changing from being the children of Magneto and being mutants, to being experiments by the High Evolutionary. It didn't really change much about them. So I'm indifferent to Captain Marvel's origin change because other than cutting Mar-Vell out and being in space, it's not entirely different.

Her new origin reminds me a lot of the Fantastic Four's origin; as it's about someone going to space , and a freak accident happening. This change to her origin also makes sense for her upcoming movie, Mar-Vell isn't in the MCU, and Marvel wants Carol Danvers to be her own thing. The only thing I'm really worried about with Captain Mar-vell not being in the MCU is it makes putting Hulkling (Young Avengers member and Mar-vell's son) in the MCU a little harder, and I really want to see the Young Avengers in the MCU.

What do you think about this new origin for Captain Marvel?

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