Captain Universe (Marvel) (01 - Uni-Power)
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The Uni-Power can be manipulated by each Captain Universe in a variety of ways, dependent upon each recipient's imagination and strength. The Uni-Power amplifies strength about fifty times Thus if a person can normally lift (press) 150 pounds, he or she would now be able to lift approximately 7,500 pounds. Each Captain Universe is also granted the ability to fly by harnessing the Uni-Power's energy to generate antigravitions. The Uni-Power also grants the ability to manipulate structure of objects, changing one shape into another, or even transmuting the elements of an object from one substance to another. This power of molecular manipulation extends to both organic and inorganic matter. Thus the Uni-Power can be used to heal wounds by rearranging the molecules of flesh, tissues or organs, or it can be used to alter the physical characteristics of a person (enlarging the hands of changing their features). The Uni-Power can also be wielded like an energy-beam, generating a luminous burst of energy with a concussive force determined to an extent by the user's ability. The Uni-Power also grants each Captain Universe Uni-Vision which enable the user to see the molecular structure of an object, to see through walls, or to see long distances away. The Uni-Vision is emitted by Captain Universe's eyes and produces a visible beam of energy. This energy has certain hypnotic-side-effects: a skillful wielder of the Uni-Vision can use it to hypnotize people into telling the truth.
So far, the identities and exploits of but a handful of Captain Universes have been disclosed. The first was ex-astronaut Ray Coffin (MICRONAUTS #8) who wielded the Uni-Power to help battle the Microversian tyrant Baron Karza. Other recipients have been Steve Coffin, the son of the original Captain Universe (MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #9), the twins Clare and Ann Dodgson (MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #10), the cat burglar Monty Walsh (MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #11), the Hulk's alter ego Bruce Banner (HULK ANNUAL #10) and the sorcerer supreme Doctor Strange (MICRONAUTS #35).
First Appearance: Micronauts (1979) #8
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#2 Amazing Fantasy (2004)
- 'Benny Beckley to Crazy Eight'
#13 Captain Universe: Power Unimaginable (2005)
- 'Vegas: Play to Win, Part One'#14
- 'Vegas: Play to Win, Part Two'#18
- 'Unnatural Selection, Part 3'
Captain Universe/Daredevil (2006)
Captain Universe/Hulk (2006)
#1 Captain Universe/Invisible Woman (2006)
- 'Secrets and Origins'
Captain Universe/Silver Surfer (2006)
Captain Universe/X-23 (2006)
Cosmic Powers Unlimited (1995)
Die Spinne Comic-Taschenbuch (1979)
#60 Guardians Of The Galaxy (1990)
- 'Zu Hause ist, Wo Terror Herrscht!'
#30 Hulk erikoisjulkaisu (1984)
- 'Arguing A Called Strike'#31
- 'Prelude To A Kill'#32
- 'We Who Are About To Die Salute You'#33
- 'Cut Bait And Run'
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
#25 Marvel Spotlight (1979)
- 'Raven's Dark Sorcery'
#9 Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions (1982)
- 'The Mystery of Mister E!'#10
- 'Double Jeopardy!'#11
- 'The Big Time'
#1 Micronauts (1979)
- 'A Gathering of Heroes! Chapter 1'
#8 Nextwave: Agents Of H.A.T.E. (2006)
- 'Earth Wars'#35
- 'The Origin of the Microverse!'
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
Annual 10 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Rarrrarghh (or Nothing Stops the Hulk)'
HC The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#2 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'B-C: From Baron Mordo To The Collective Man'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
#158 The X-Men And Captain Universe: Sleeping Giants (1994)
- 'The Paste and the Power (Or a Very Sticky Situation)'
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
What If...? (1989)
- 'What If Spider-Man Had Not Lost His Cosmic Powers?'
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