Can You Identify the Marvel Character From Three Hints?


By: Gavin Thagard

6 Min Quiz

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With comics becoming more popular in the 1930s, Martin Goodman decided to start his own publishing label in 1939; it was known as Timely Comics in the beginning. Some of the first characters were Human Torch and Sub-Mariner, but that would only be the start of things. A few of the publisher's most iconic characters would come in the '40s, which was considered the "Golden Age" for comic books. 

The publishing label would finally receive its present name, Marvel Comics, in 1961. During this time, one of the most important creators for the label, Stan Lee, would join as a writer. Lee helped usher in a more realistic view of superheroes, who had more depth with interesting character arcs. Lee created such characters as Spider-Man, Iron Man and Hulk, who would all become major stables for the publisher. 

How well do you know the characters created by not only the legendary Stan Lee but also by other writers in Marvel Comics? Do you know their backstories, powers and what roles they played in various storylines? If you have three facts, can you easily name the character those facts apply to? Here's your chance to find out.

If you think your greatest superpower involves knowledge on Marvel characters, get started and see if you can defeat this quiz.

Identify the character who has a rapid regeneration ability, claws for weapons and suffers from amnesia?

Due to his regenerative healing abilities, Wolverine looks much younger than he actually is. The lethal warrior was born at the end of the 19th century, which has given him time to serve in several wars and learn a multitude of languages.


How well do you know the scientist who can also turn into a green monster and was played by Mark Ruffalo in "Avengers: Infinity War"?

Hulk was formed when Bruce Banner, a research scientist, was exposed to gamma radiation during an experiment. Banner can only access the power of the green monster whenever something angers him.


Which character uses a magical hammer and is the god of thunder?

Thor is based on the god from Norse mythology that carries the same name. In the mythology, Thor is the son of Odin and is destined to have a battle with Jormungand during Ragnarok, in which both combatants will lose their lives.


Can you identify the hero who is a socialite, owner of Stark Industries and has metal shrapnel in his chest?

When Tony Stark suits up in his Iron Man suit, he gains a variety of powers like super strength and the ability to fly. The armored suit also has various weapons attached to it, but the most common weapon used by Iron Man is a set of rays shot through his palms.


How well do you know the ruler of the Endless Resurgence empire who also believes fate should run the galaxy and uses the Infinity Gauntlet to get what he wants?

Determined to destroy life in the universe, Thanos fell in love with Death, which further influenced his actions. Eventually, Death rejected him, leading Thanos to kill his family in an attempt to impress her.


Did you read enough Marvel comics to name the character whose real name is James Rhodes, has armor created by Stark Enterprises and is a U.S. Marine?

Before he takes over as War Machine, Jim Rhodes first took on the role of Iron Man after Tony Stark quit and left the suit to him. The first villain Rhodes defeated as Iron Man was Magma, though it was quite the struggle as Rhodes had to figure out how to manage the suit.


Having strength and agility, which hero also has the ability to shrink and the ability to grow in size?

Not every story ends well for the heroes, and that's exactly what happens for Ant-Man in the eight-issue story arc "Wolverine: Old Man Logan." In the story, Ant-Man is defeated in battle while in his giant form. His body is then turned into a settlement called Pym Falls.


With enhanced powers from an experimental serum, what character also has an indestructible shield and fought in WWII?

The cinematic depiction of Captain America might have a movie titled "Captain America: The First Avenger," but Steve Rogers wasn't the first Avenger according to the original canon from the comics. He was actually preceded by five other characters.


Are you familiar with the character who has superhuman speed, was once part of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and is also known as Pietro?

Quicksilver's speed gives him a host of abilities, including running faster than lighting and running across large bodies of water. However, one of his most unique abilities is time manipulation, which he actually gains after losing his speed powers in one story arc.


Do you know the Marvel character who was first depicted as a Russian spy, then became an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D only to later join the Avengers?

If your first introduction to Black Widow was through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then you probably don't know that the character originally started as a villain. When she was introduced in 1964, she was a Russian assassin after Tony Stark.


Known for their eye patch, name the character who uses an anti-aging serum to stay young and was a leading agent in S.H.I.E.L.D. as well?

There's a lot of mystery surrounding how Nick Fury lost his eye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first iteration of the character in the comics, however, lost his eye from a grenade explosion, which took weeks to fully blind the former soldier.


This character shoots web, runs around New York City and can stick to walls. Who are they?

When Spiderman isn't swinging around the skyline of New York City, he's usually trying to balance his relationship with Mary Jane Watson. The two have a complicated relationship where they dated only to break up and get back together again before finally marrying one another.


Name the Marvel antihero who often breaks the fourth wall with hilarious jokes, was disfigured in an accident and has a regenerative healing ability?

During the character's original creation, Marvel noticed that Deadpool had a stark resemblance to a DC character known as Deathstroke. Deathstroke's real name was Slade Wilson, so the creators decided to name Deadpool Wade Wilson as a gag.


How well do you know the character who is a scientist, can stretch their body and is autistic?

You might know that Mr. Fantastic's ability to stretch is supposed to represent his ability to expand his mind to different possibilities. What you probably don't know is that it's also supposed to represent water, as water is viewed as fluid and can fit different shapes.


This Marvel character was the last survivor of their race and turned into a deadly warrior only to later become a Guardian of the Galaxy. Who are they?

Gamora was created in the comics by Jim Starlin as a simple assistant to Thanos, announcing his arrival an issue before he came to earth. Her character eventually became much more complex as she went through arcs depicting both loss and redemption.


Pick the name of the character who is a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, was raised by a single mother and can survive in space?

Born in Colorado, Star-Lord is the son of a human mother and alien father. The two of them met after his father's ship crashed in the Rocky Mountains, which was witnessed by his mother, who dragged his father to safety.


Are you familiar with the Marvel villain who is the adopted son of Odin?

Loki was born to a race of Frost Giants, who are known for growing up to 25 feet tall. However, Loki never reached this size and was abandoned by his father in a hidden part of his castle, only to later be discovered by Odin when he attacked Jotun, the home of the Frost Giants.


Identify the Marvel character who moves metal, is a mutant and believes humans are inferior?

In "X-Men: First Class," a young Magneto is befriended by a young Charles Xavier before they become foes with different views on the role of mutants in the world. Xavier comes to believe that mutants should learn to live beside humans, while Magneto thinks mutants should view themselves as superior.


What's the name of the mutant who leads the X-Men, is confined to a wheel chair and has telepathic powers?

In "X-Men: First Class," Charles Xavier, or Professor X, was paralyzed when Magneto deflected a bullet in a fit of rage. The two were working in an alliance at the time, and the stray bullet was an accident. Xavier never held it against him, even after Magneto changed sides.


Have you been a big enough Marvel fan to name the character who has a twin brother named Pietro, can use magic to alter reality and falls in love with Vision?

At an early age, Scarlet Witch was separated from her parents and eventually taken in by Magneto, who had her believe that she was his daughter. She eventually saw through his schemes and left his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.


Pick out the character who is an African king, the protector of Wakanda and a member of the Avengers?

Though he wasn't the first black character, Black Panther started the trend of black superheroes popping up in comics. The character even set the precedent for DC to release its own black superheroes in Green Lantern and Black Lightning.


Do you remember which character is a fearsome space pirate, part machine and uses wrist blasters to fight?

In the comics, Thanos nearly burns Nebula to death after she takes control of his ship, Sanctuary II. Later, she manages to get hold of the Infinity Gauntlet and uses its power to heal her battered body.


Select the blind character who's a lawyer by day and fights crime in Hell's Kitchen at night?

Daredevil, or Matt Murdock, was the son of a boxer named Jack Murdock, who was paid to throw a match. However, Jack decided at the last minute that he couldn't disappoint his son. He won the match but was killed by the man who wanted the match to be fixed, leading Matt to take on the role of Daredevil.


Are you familiar with the orphan who grew up to master her ability to control the weather and became a member of the X-Men as well?

Storm has been one of the most popular and utilized characters in the Marvel world. She's appeared in every animated series that Marvel has put out and has been in the majority of the X-Men movies.


Can you identify the blue mutant who also has the ability to change their appearance and is a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants?

When it comes to infiltration, you won't find a better villain than Mystique, who has cloned her body to look like the president, military officials and even other mutants. The only thing that gives her away is the occasional flash of her yellow eyes.


What's the name of the character who was a motorcycle stuntman, merged with a demon and wields a blazing metal chain?

Ghost Rider is powered by the Spirit of Vengeance, who gives the rider their supernatural abilities. The amount of power that Ghost Rider has depends on the imagination of the person who serves as the host of the Spirit of Vengeance.


Who is the character that was found on the desert of Egypt, became a slave to Ozymandias and regenerated several times throughout history?

The character of Apocalypse was actually created due to a change in writers. When the team known as the X-Factor was created, their original antagonist was supposed to be the Owl, but writer Louise Simonson came in at the last minute and decided to add in Apocalypse.


This Marvel character has no superhuman powers, wears a skull on their chest and is an ex-Marine. Who is it?

Though he's done some bad things in his past, Frank Castle always wanted to get out of the military and live the life of a family man. However, that was all taken away from him by the men he worked for in the Marines, leading to his life as Punisher.


Can you identify the time-traveling soldier who also has telepathic powers but suffers from a lethal virus?

The son of Cyclops and a clone of Jean Grey named Madelyne Pryor, Cable was poisoned by Apocalypse at a young age, with the only cure being 2,000 years in the future. Knowing this, Cyclops agreed to send his son with Askani into this distant future where he could be saved.


Who is the Marvel hero that's a member of the Fantastic Four, made of rock and a natural leader due to his time on the streets of New York City?

Whenever you hear, "It's clobberin' time," you know the Thing is about to do some damage. With strength that's only outmatched by the Hulk, the Thing is one of the most powerful members of the Fantastic Four, though he never lets his power exceed his moral code.


Using telepathic powers, what character has been a hero, a villain and a member of the X-Men?

Jean Gray becomes Phoenix after the cosmic force known as the Phoenix Force brings her back to life when she is poisoned by radiation. However, her mind is later manipulated by Mastermind, transforming her into Dark Phoenix.


Do you know the Marvel mutant who also uses both playing cards and a staff as weapons?

When Gambit was young, he was taken in by the Thieves Guild after he was caught trying to steal from them. Later in life, to prevent a war with the Assassins Guild, Gambit married the daughter of the head of the opposing guild.


Select the hero who's a marksman with a bow, an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D and was orphaned when he was young?

Born Clint Barton, Hawkeye had a complicated childhood after his parents were killed in a car crash. He spent time traveling between foster homes only to run away and join a traveling circus, where he learned to use a bow from two of the performers.


Do you remember the character who has a deadly touch, can absorb the powers of others and was a member of the X-Men?

Rogue's powers seem to vary depending on the writer depicting her, but she's taken down some pretty powerful foes throughout the years. For example, she was able to temporarily eliminate Mister Sinister when his body was pressed against her's despite the fact that he can regenerate his cells.


Which character is known for these three facts: They're a mutant, they were part of the Weapon X Program and they have the metal Adamantium bonded to their skeleton?

The hatred between Sabretooth and Wolverine goes back so far that neither of the warriors remember it. At the start of the 20th century, they were both living in a remote village in Canada when they had their first fight after Sabretooth nearly killed a woman Wolverine was dating.


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