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Doctor Minerva

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Doctor Minerva
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Captain Marvel #50 (May 1977)
Created by Scott Edelman and Al Milgrom
In-story information
Alter ego Minn-Erva
Species Kree
Team affiliations Starforce

Doctor Minerva is a fictional character in Marvel Comics.

Doctor Minerva is a Kree geneticist. She was an enemy of the rogue Kree agent Captain Mar-Vell, and later became the partner of Captain Atlas.

Fictional character biography

Minn-Erva was born in Edelix, on the planet Kree-Lar. She became a geneticist and an agent of the Kree Empire. She was stationed on the Kree science cruiser, Ananim. She orbited the Earth in the starship, observing Mar-Vell.[1] She then abducted Rick Jones,[2] and lured Mar-Vell aboard the craft. She revealed to Mar-Vell her theory that the two of them would produce superior offspring capable of advancing the evolutionary potential of the Kree species. She was ordered by the science council head Phae-Dor to abandon her mission, but refused and was neurologically overpowered.[3] She was rescued from the wrecked science cruiser by Mar-Vell.[4] She later rendezvoused with the Kree scientist Mac-Ronn and docile Ronan the Accuser on a farm in Sullivan County, Texas.[5] Later, she observed Ronan revive and escape custody.[6]

Doctor Minerva later became partner to Kree Captain Atlas, serving aboard the Kree light cruiser Ramatam. She incognito commissioned A.I.M. to steal Quasar's quantum-bands.[7] She abducted Quasar and revealed to him how she was transformed by the Psyche-Magnetron. She rendezvoused with Captain Atlas, and tried to remove Quasar's quantum-bands, but was instead banished from Earth.[8]

Doctor Minerva was a member of the Kree Starforce during the Kree/Shi'ar war.[volume & issue needed]

During the Spider-Verse storyline, Doctor Minerva hires a group of human soldiers to assault a medical facility to steal a Terrigenesis cocoon containing an infant Inhuman. As they escape, Minerva is attacked by Ms. Marvel and the fight also draws Spider-Man's attention. As the two superheroes work together to fight her, Minerva reveals her plan of using the genetic material from Terrigenesis cocoons to create a new breed of Kree Super-Soldiers and shows the early results of her work by transforming into a giant creature to attack the heroes.[9] However, it is discovered that Minerva's research is not being sanctioned by the Kree Empire, and she is forced to abandon her plan when Spider-Man threatens to inform Kree-Lar of her illegal activities.[10]

Powers and abilities

Minn-Erva is a member of the alien Kree race, and was also mutagenically altered by the Kree Psyche-Magnetron, giving her superhuman strength and durability and the power of flight through the conscious manipulation of gravitons. The machine is capable of using "nega-energy" for various purposes, and was set to replicate the powers of Carol Danvers. She also possesses heightened intuitive faculties enabling her to guess correctly significantly higher than chance.

Minn-Erva is also a gifted geneticist, and is a graduate of the Kree Science Academy, Vartanos, Kree-Lar. She also has the ability to pilot various Kree starships, and the ability to operate high technology of the Kree.

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  1. Captain Marvel #50
  2. Captain Marvel #51
  3. Captain Marvel #52
  4. Captain Marvel #53
  5. Captain Marvel #55
  6. Ms. Marvel #19
  7. Quasar #9
  8. Quasar #10
  9. Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 #7
  10. Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 #8

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