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Justice (Marvel)
Real Name: Vance Astrovik
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Powers:
Vance is an extremely powerful and skilled mutant telekinetic, able to levitate and manipulate objects with his mind. By using his ability on himself, he is capable of flying with great speed and maneuverability, and can carry other people and masses aloft with him. In addition to more complex or subtle operations, he can channel his power into basic feats such as defensive screen or blasts of tremendous force.

Bio:
Vance Astrovik was a normal teen who found himself secretly protected by the Guardians of the Galaxy, a group of superheroes from an alternate future who feared Vance was a target of the villainous Korvac. Upon meeting Vance Astro, the Guardian who happened to be an alternate-future version of himself, Vance experienced a mental shock that caused his mutant powers to emerge.

Vance had often been abused by his father throughout his childhood, but his powers led to more abuse from his father, a violent anti-mutant bigot. Vance soon ran away from home and eventually ended up adventuring alongside the Thing, who was taking a leave of absence from the Fantastic Four. Calling himself Marvel Boy, Astrovik joined the Thing as a member of the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation before finally parting ways.

Vance, as Marvel Boy, later tried to join the Avengers, but was told by his hero, Captain America, that he needed more experience. Feeling rejected and embarrassed, Vance was then approached by Night Thrasher and Nova, who were forming their own team called the New Warriors. Vance quickly became one of the Warriors' most stalwart members and met fellow mutant Firestar, with whom he developed a romantic relationship.

Returning home for a brief period, Vance was struck again by his father, and, when retaliating with his powers, Vance killed him. His mother pressed charges, and Vance was arrested, serving time for murder. Later released for good behavior, Vance adopted a new guise as Justice, and rejoined the New Warriors, often serving in leadership roles. Firestar eventually asked Vance to marry her.

Vance and Firestar, alongside their teammate Rage, were drawn into conflict with monsters summoned by evil sorceress Morgan Le Fay. Rage, once a member of the Avengers, brought the couple with him as the Avengers reassembled after a period of disbanding to defeat Le Fey. After a strong push to prove himself, Vance, with Firestar, were elected reserve members.

After serving several missions, and feeling vastly inferior to be joining the same league as his idols, Vance was elected to full membership. Continually trying to prove himself, Justice eventually won over his insecurities during the Avengers' battle with the robot Ultron. He had researched the Avengers files, discovering a new means of defeating Ultron and using it to help the Avengers destroy him. After seeing the emotional turmoil Hank Pym and the Wasp went through in the battle, Vance finally began to regard the Avengers as people rather than icons and became more relaxed about working with the team.

Soon afterward, Vance announced his engagement with Firestar, and the two left active duty, presumably to explore their relationship. In reality, they were asked to secretly infiltrate the headquarters of the Triune Understanding, whose leader, Jonathan Tremont, was surreptitiously attacking the Avengers' public image for his own benefit. Vance and Firestar discovered the true cause of the Understanding-- using the beliefs of its members to sympathetically power a spaceship to battle a cosmic menace. They helped a contingent of Avengers join the battle against the menace, and directly afterwards helped the heroes keep the time-travelling Kang from conquering the world. After the crises were averted, they again parted company with the Avengers.

Vance settled into civilian life with relative ease, as much as a public trial, a Dateline special, and four books written about him could allow, although Firestar had a rough transition settling into college studies at Empire State University. Vance was eagerly awaiting the next stage in his life, their upcoming marriage, but Firestar was reluctant. After a heart-to-heart, the couple agreed to call off the wedding, and even the status of their relationship remains uncertain.

During the Civil War he fought alongside Captain America, but after the war he joined the Initiative training camp where he became an instructor. Vance is currently, though secretly, seeing Ultragirl.

Notes:


First Appearance: The New Warriors (1990) #43

Other Identities:
Marvel Boy (Marvel)(05 - Vance Astrovik)

Favorite Characters:
Justice (Marvel) is a favorite character of 3 users

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Issue Appearances:
A-Next (1998)
Alias (2001)
Annihilators (2011)
Ant-Man & Wasp (2011)
Ant-Man: Season One (2012)
Ant-Man's Big Christmas (2000)
Avengers (1998)
Avengers (2010)
Avengers (2011)
Avengers Academy (2010)
Avengers Assemble (Panini) (2012)
Avengers Finale (2005)
Avengers Forever (1998)
Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
Avengers/JLA (2003)
Avengers/Squadron Supreme '98 (1998)
Black Panther (1998)
Captain America (1998)
Chaos War (2010)
Civil War (2006)
Civil War Chronicles (2007)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
Contest of Champions II (1999)
Deadpool (1997)
Die Rächer (2000)
Die Rächer (2001)
Domination Factor: Avengers (1999)
Enter the Heroic Age (2010)
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007)
Fantastic Four (1961)
Fantastic Four (1998)
G.L.A. (2005)
Galactus the Devourer (1999)
Generation X (1994)
Green Goblin (1995)
Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman (1998)
Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
I (heart) Marvel: Masked Intentions (2006)
I Am An Avenger (2010)
Iron Man (1998)
JLA/Avengers (2003)
Justice: Four Balance (1994)
Kostajat / The Avengers (2011)
Magneto Rex (1999)
Marvel Collectible Classics: The Avengers (1998)
Marvel Divas (2009)
Marvel Universe: The End (2003)
New Thunderbolts (2005)
New Warriors (1999)
New Warriors (2007)
New Warriors (2014)
Night Thrasher (1993)
Nova (1994)
Nova (2007)
Nova (2013)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Quasar (1989)
She-Hulk (2005)
Silver Surfer/Thor '98 (1998)
Spider-Man: Am I An Avenger? (2011)
Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage (1995)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1999)
The Astonishing Spider-Man (2009)
The Avengers (1963)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
The Mighty Avengers (2007)
The Mighty World of Marvel (2003)
The Mighty World Of Marvel (2009)
The New Warriors (1990)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Avengers 2005 (2005)
The Order (2002)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
The Thing (2006)
Thunderbolts (1997)
Web of Scarlet Spider (1995)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
What If Jessica Jones Had Joined The Avengers? (2005)
What If? Avengers Disassembled (2006)
What If? World War Hulk (2010)
What If...? (1989)
Wizard's Avengers Special (1999)
Wolverine (1988)
WWH Aftersmash: Damage Control (2008)
X-51 (1999)
X-Force (1991)
X-Men: The 198 Files (2006)

Group Affiliation(s):
Avengers (Marvel)(01 - Original Team)
Avengers Academy
Avengers Resistance
Initiative (Marvel)
New Warriors (Marvel)

Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote
""All my life Ive tried to do the right thing, live by the right rules...and what has it gotten me?" (NEW WARRIORS v1 #43)"

""Guys, it[NW]stands for 'New Warriors.' As much as some people are trying to drag that name through the mud the kids are taking it back. They're changing the meaning. It's about youth and rebellion...it's about being independent. Daring and taking risks. And making hard choices. All the amazing qualities that you can't beat or 'train' out of someone." -- AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #5 (2007) "




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