La Lunatica

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Lacuna

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Lady Bullseye

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Lady Deadpool

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Lady Deadpool is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Wanda Wilson is a female version of Deadpool and a member of Deadpool Corps.

Lady Deathstrike

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Lady Dorma

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Lady Grey

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Lady Lark

Lady Lark (Linda Lewis), later named Skylark, is a character in the Marvel Comics series Squadron Supreme and hails from Earth-712. She first appeared in Avengers #85 (February 1971), and was created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema. She is based on Black Canary and later on Hawkgirl in DC Comics.[citation needed]

Linda Lewis was a singer before an enemy of the Squadron Supreme, Doctor Decibel, surgically implanted synthetic vocal cords into her throat, giving her the ability to generate a "sonic cry" which could incapacitate opponents. A reluctant hero at best, Linda often wished to return to her singing career.

She often partnered in crime-fighting, and later romantically, with the character Golden Archer (mirroring the relationship between the modern Black Canary and Green Arrow); however, she refused his marriage proposal. The Archer then used a mind-altering device to literally change her mind,[1] but this had the unintended side effect of altering her personality to an air-headed, vapid persona that put her feelings for the Archer above all other priorities.[2] When the Squadron finally learn this fact, Golden Archer is removed from the team, and Lark follows after him.[3] Lark disappeared for some time, next being seen at the end of the first year of the Squadron's Utopia program, having become separated from Golden Archer while still obsessive about him.[4]

When the Archer died under his later identity of the Black Archer,[5] Lady Lark seemed to slowly shake off the effects of the mental modification, and returned to active status with the Squadron.[volume & issue needed] Feeling she needed to increase her abilities to stand beside teammates that she perceived as more powerful, she began using the artificial wings that once belonged to deceased teammate Blue Eagle to gain the power of flight, and renamed herself Skylark.[volume & issue needed] With this new ability came greater confidence, and Skylark became far more aggressive in combat than she had been as Lady Lark.[volume & issue needed]

When returning to her native dimension with the team, she is injured and remanded to hospital care.[volume & issue needed]

An alternate version of Lady Lark appears in the Supreme Power: Hyperion mini-series.[volume & issue needed]

Lady Lotus

Lady Lotus
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceThe Invaders #37 (Feb. 1979).
Created byDon Glut
Rick Hoberg
Chic Stone
Alan Kupperberg
In-story information
SpeciesHuman mutant
Place of originJapan
Team affiliationsSuper-Axis
PartnershipsYellow Claw
AbilitiesMind control
Illusion casting
Limited precognition
Slow aging
Ability to hypnotize others from miles away and psychically project images into a crystal ball

Lady Lotus (also known as Lotus Newmark) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Lady Lotus first appeared in The Invaders #37 (Feb. 1979), and was created by Don Glut, Rick Hoberg, Chic Stone and Alan Kupperberg.

Lady Lotus was born in Japan, and exhibited strong psychic powers at a young age. She developed these abilities through constant meditation, and supplemented her powers with the sacred lotus flower. At the age of 21, she moved to the United States. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States began holding Japanese-Americans in concentration camps to determine their loyalties. Disgusted by this, Lady Lotus took refuge in New York's Chinatown and opened a curio shop called "The House of Lotus". She cast a subtle hypnotic suggestion over anyone who came into the store, convincing her customers that she was actually Chinese. Angered at how her people were being treated by the Americans, she vowed to destroy the United States, and allied with the Axis Powers.[6]

When U-Man was about to attempt an attack upon the Sub-Mariner's flagship, he was suddenly compelled away by the mental powers of Lady Lotus, who commanded him to come to her lair.[7] When U-Man arrived at the House of Lotus, Lady Lotus sent her guards to test his strength, and was impressed. When U-Man tried to fight back against her, he was powerless because of her mental abilities. She told him she was interested in the Kid Commandos team member, Golden Girl. With her powers, she made sure that Japanese saboteurs would make an attempt at the Santa Monica Pier which would be stopped by the Kid Commandos. After they had beaten the saboteurs, she sent U-Man to capture Golden Girl and he brought her back to a warehouse at Lady Lotus's request.[8] There, Golden Girl was treated with utmost respect and was even offered tea as Lady Lotus retold her story to her. She attempted to appeal to their common Japanese ancestry so they could work together to take over the U.S., but Golden Girl was unshaken in her commitment to America, despite what she and her father, Dr. Sam Sabuki, had suffered. Lady Lotus tried to take over her mind, but one of Golden Girl's blasts of energy blinded her. The Invaders and the other Kid Commandos arrived just as U-Man and Lady Lotus' soldiers attempted to capture Golden girl, causing Lady Lotus to flee with U-Man.[6]

Meanwhile, some of Lady Lotus' agents attempted to revive Baron Blood and when he came to, Lady Lotus directed him to the House of Lotus to join her forces. After bathing in lotus petals and scented water, Lady Lotus confronted Baron Blood and U-Man, and demonstrated to Baron Blood that she could control him as effectively as Dracula. She then provided him with a coffin and soil from England for him to rest in, and a new costume to replace his tattered garment. She then sent Baron Blood to help Master Man and Warrior Woman smuggle into America. The Invaders interfered but Baron Blood is still successful in the scheme.[9] Lady Lotus captured a number of men and women from Chinatown and hypnotized them to have the men serve as her guards and the women as her maids. With the four costumed Axis agents assembled, Lady Lotus declared that they would join forces as the Super-Axis. Warrior Woman and Master Man refused to obey a Japanese woman, but Lady Lotus drove them into compliance with hypnotic illusions.

Meanwhile, the Human Torch arrived at the House of Lotus, wondering if there was a connection to Lady Lotus. She greeted him and took control of him with hypnosis, offering her love to him, and playing on his feelings of rejection after Spitfire chose Captain America. She sent the Super-Axis and Human Torch to destroy Chicago's railroad center to hamper American supplies, and directed them mentally from a distance. When the Torch nearly killed Miss America and the Whizzer, Captain America was able to help him regain his senses. Angered at how she played with his emotions, the Torch attacked the House of Lotus solo. She sent her samurai to fight him, but he released a bright flash of light that broke her spell over them. Lady Lotus escaped during the melee. With the Super-Axis' defeat, Lady Lotus retreated into Chinatown. Days later, she chanced to encounter the Yellow Claw and his young niece, Suwan, in the rain. She was taken aback, thinking the Claw was only a legend. The Claw said that he admired her ambition, but promised that even if it took him another decade to it, he would be the one to conquer the United States.[10]

U-Man later had his revenge upon Lady Lotus for making him her slave by raping her and she gave birth to his daughter, Nia.[11]

Lady Lotus was revealed to be the true identity of contemporary Los Angeles crime lord "Lotus Newmark" in Captain America: Forever Allies #1 (2010). As Lotus Newmark, she had previously appeared in storylines in Avengers Spotlight (featuring Hawkeye, written by Steve Gerber), Wonder Man and Nomad.

Lady Lotus possesses the ability to hypnotize others from miles away, forcing them to obey her will. She can also psychically project images into a crystal ball, cast mental illusions and had limited powers of precognition. Exposure to lotus flowers heightened her powers, and she would bathe for an hour in a bath of the flowers to increase her abilities. Due to apparent mystical means, she also does not age.

Lady Mastermind

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Lady Octopus

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Lady Shadra

Lady Shadra is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Lady Shadra was an evolved anthropomorphic black panther created by the High Evolutionary as one of his New Men, animals given humanoid form and intelligence. She was a member of her master's high guard, the Knights of Wundagore, and had her own squire named Gulo. Together they took part in the earliest battle against the Man-Beast after he ousted the Evolutionary from his own citadel, and later joined their creator on his journey into space.

Her exploits became the favorite stories of the New Men tale-weaver Prosimia, and her armor would be taken up by Kitty Pryde in her own battle against the Man-Beast sometime later.

Lady Stilt-Man

Lady Stilt-Man is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Callie Ryan is a woman who became a female variant of Stilt-Man called Lady Stilt-Man. Deadpool defeats her by removing a manhole cover, causing one of her legs to fall in, and her other to step onto a high heel attached to the top of a truck. She does not appear to be connected to any of the other Stilt-Men, and claims she is using the name as an "homage". This version is more clumsy and uncoordinated, and Spider-Man himself says she is "trying too hard."[12]

In the "Villains for Hire" miniseries, Lady Stilt-Man reappears as a member of Misty Knight's villain subgroup for Heroes for Hire going by just "Stilt-Man".[13] She later defects to Purple Man's side.[14]

Lady Stilt-Man is later recruited by Max Fury to join the Shadow Council's incarnation of the Masters of Evil.[15]

Lady Stilt-Man later appears in a hospital where she is visited by Misty Knight. Lady Stilt-Man is revealed to be a victim of a scandal over an embarrassing sex video among other female heroes and villains. Though Misty clears her name, when it is discovered that the videos were all a hoax, it is later mentioned that Lady Stilt-Man was caught committing a crime.[16]

During the "Gang War" storyline, Lady Stilt-Man is among the villains hired by Hobgoblin to guard his hideout and ended up fighting Scorpion, Shift, and Starling.[17]

Lady Yulan

Lady Yulan is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She was created by Jed MacKay and Alessandro Cappuccio, and first appeared in Moon Knight vol. 9 #16 (October 2022).

Lady Yulan was born in the Yuan dynasty and was raised from birth to be an assassin before she was turned into a vampire through Chinese alchemy. Yulan left China and spent the next centuries creating her own clandestine criminal empire called Clan Yulan, eventually establishing her own vampire territory in New Work City by the present day.[18]

Moon Knight approaches her for information regarding the Tutor, a former vampire acquaintance of hers, which she obliges due to her hatred of the Tutor.[19]

In the "Gang War" storyline, Lady Yulan is shown to have territories within East Village and the Lower East Side within New York's criminal underworld. When tensions between the criminal organizations escalates to a city-wide war, she engages in a turf war with Mister Negative and the Inner Demons due to the preexisting animosity between the two and the close proximity of their territories. The destruction wrought between the two forces Shang-Chi and the Five Weapons Society to intervene.[20]

As a vampire created through alchemy, Lady Yulan is immune to aging and presumably possesses the same powers and weaknesses of other vampires.[18]

Adria Lafayette

Adria Lafayette is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character made her first appearance in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 (2015), where the character was simply identified as Lunella's mother. She was first referred to as "Adria" in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 2 #1 (2022), as a nod to the upcoming Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur animated series.

Adria Lafayette is the mother of Lunella Lafayette.Cite error: A <ref> tag is missing the closing </ref> (see the help page). This version is a social activist who works as a DJ in her family's roller-skating rink Roll With It.[21]

James Lafayette

James Lafayette is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 (2015), referred simply as Moon Girl's father. He was first referred to as "James" in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 2 #1 (2022), in reference to the Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur animated series.

James Lafayette is the father of Lunella Lafayette.[22]

James Lafayette in other media

Lamprey

Lamprey is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.The character appeared in the original Squadron Supreme series. He was initially created as a pastiche of the DC Comics supervillain, the Parasite.[citation needed]

Donald McGuiggin was a professional criminal and member of the criminal group called the Institute of Evil on the Squadron's alternate Earth where he operated as Lamprey. He had the power to drain energy from other living beings and duplicate their superhuman powers.

With the Institute of Evil, Lamprey held the Golden Archer captive, and kidnapped the relatives of the Squadron Supreme members. The Institute battled the Squadron Supreme, and were defeated.[23]

Lamprey was one of the Institute members captured by the Squadron and subjected to the Behavior Modification process invented by Squadron member Tom Thumb, altering his personality. He then joined the Squadron and aided them in their efforts to conquer the world in order to turn it into a utopia.[24]

Lamprey accompanied Tom Thumb to the 41st Century looking for a cancer cure.[25]

Squadron member Nighthawk objected to the extreme methods the Squadron was using to achieve its goals, and left the group. New Squadron recruit (and double agent for Nighthawk) Haywire tricked Lamprey into undergoing Behavior Modification brainwashing along with several of the former Institute of Evil criminals, using a device created by Master Menace. Nighthawk used them to form his own group, the America Redeemers, who fought back against the Squadron's "benevolent" tyranny.[26]

The Redeemers eventually found themselves in an all-out battle against the remaining Squadron members at Squadron City. During this battle, Lamprey tried to absorb the power of Doctor Spectrum, who was able to overload Lamprey's energy absorbing capacity. Lamprey exploded when he tried to absorb all of the energy of Doctor Spectrum's power prism.[27]

Steven Lang

Main article: Steven Lang (comics)

David Langford

Dr. David Langford is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Len Kaminski and Ron Wagner, he first appeared in Morbius: The Living Vampire #1 (September 1992). A business partner to Doctor Paine, he worked to create Morbius, the Living Vampire's experimental blood disease cure which backfired (which is partially due to the Lilin Fang on Lilith's behalf and later turned into Bloodthrist) and killed Martine Bancroft to cover his actions, but ultimately killed by the Living Vampire out of vengeance.[28]

Lascivious

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Lasher

Lasher is the name used by a symbiote in Marvel Comics. The symbiote, created by David Michelinie and Ron Lim, first appeared in Venom: Lethal Protector #4 (May 1993), and was named in Carnage, U.S.A. #2 (March 2012).[29] It was created as one of five symbiote "children" forcefully spawned from the Venom symbiote along with Riot, Agony, Phage and Scream. Lasher primarily uses symbiote tendrils.

Lasher's first host was Ramon Hernandez, a mercenary hired by Carlton Drake's Life Foundation in San Francisco. Hernandez bonded with Lasher in conjunction with Scream (Donna Diego), Agony (Leslie Gesneria), Riot (Trevor Cole) and Phage (Carl Mach). Lasher and his "siblings" are defeated by Spider-Man and Venom.[30] They kidnap Eddie Brock in an attempt to communicate with their symbiotes in Chicago. When Brock refuses to aid them, Hernandez is killed by Diego, who developed schizophrenia due to Scream's influence.[31]

Lasher's second host was Marcus Simms, a Lieutenant assigned to the Mercury Team. While Cletus Kasady is on the loose in Colorado, Marcus trains with Lasher in specific tasks alongside Riot (Howard Odgen), Phage (Rico Axelson) and Agony (James Murphy).[32] Simms and his teammates are later killed by Carnage in their secret base,[33] and the four symbiotes bond with Mercury Team's dog.[34]

After being possessed by Knull, the four symbiotes possess a bickering family, with Lasher taking the daughter Sadie. The four head to New York to help Carnage[35] and hunt Dylan Brock and Normie Osborn, but are defeated and separated from their respective hosts by the Maker.[36]

Lasher's fourth host is William, a senile and elderly individual. Manipulated by the Carnage symbiote, William is subsequently killed while Lasher takes a fifth host to help the symbiote enforcers participate in a conspiracy involving the Friends of Humanity. Nevertheless, they are defeated by Flash Thompson, Silence and Toxin and taken into Alchemax's custody.[37]

Lasher in other media

Laufey

Main article: Laufey (comics)

Laughing Mask

The Laughing Mask (Dennis Burton) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is a Timely Comics Golden Age superhero which appeared in Daring Mystery Comics #2, 1940, and reappeared in The Twelve.[38][39] He was a deputy district attorney who took to murdering criminals in the vein of Marvel's later The Punisher, although the Laughing Mask used a phosphorescent mask to scare his victims prior to the kill.

His one Golden Age story was reprinted in The Twelve #0.

For unknown reasons he became The Purple Mask (Daring Mystery Comics #3–4) and was the cover feature on Daring Mystery Comics #3. The first Purple Mask story was reprinted in Daring Mystery 70th Anniversary Special.

Michael J. Vasallo identifies The Falcon (appearing in Daring Mystery Comics #5–6) as a revamp of The Purple Mask.[40] That character was also a deputy district attorney, but his name was Carl Burgess and was, in terms of continuity, a distinct character. The Falcon appeared on the cover of Daring Mystery Comics #5. The Falcon did not kills his foes per se, but he allowed them to be killed by their own actions.

Lauri-Ell

Lauri-Ell is a Kree warrior and a supporting character in Kelly Thompson's 2020 run on Captain Marvel, first appearing in issue #18.

During the Empyre event, Captain Marvel is given Ronan's hammer by Hulkling and is officially made the Accuser of the newly-formed Kree/Skrull Alliance. Hulking sends Carol on a mission to K'in-Al, an experimental colony world where both Kree and Skrull could live together in peace and the first of its kind. Hulking reveals to Carol that the city was destroyed in an explosion and that his men had been in a stalemate with the one responsible ever since. Arriving on the scene, the suspect surrenders immediately and reveals herself to be Lauri-ell, a soldier who was artificially bred by Kree scientists using the DNA of two powerful warriors. Using the hammer, Carol sees a vision of her mother Mari-Ell, confirming that she and Lauri-Ell are half-sisters. Lauri-ell maintains that she is innocent but states that she understands that Carol's role as Accuser necessitates her arrest but Carol defies her orders and smuggles Lauri-Ell to Earth while she conducts her investigation into the bombing.[41] Carol and her team discover that anti-Kree criminal Wastrel is responsible for destroying the colony and Lauri-Ell's name is cleared. During a battle with the Cotati, Lauri-Ell picks up the hammer when Carol is disabled and officially becomes the new Accuser.[42]

Morgan le Fay

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Leader

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Leap-Frog

Main article: Leap-Frog (comics)

Leap-Frog is the alias of two fictional supervillains appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

The characters use a frog suit that contains electrical coils on the soles of each of the two flippers, which allow the wearer to leap great distances up to 60 ft (18 m) high or 100 ft (30 m) long. The boots' power source is worn on their backs like a backpack, and triggered via hidden buttons in their gloves. Additionally, the costume later gained a strength-boosting exoskeleton along with substantial internal padding and a computer-guided system for leaping accuracy.[43] The first Leap-Frog, Vincent Patillo, appeared in Daredevil #25–26 (February–March 1967), and was created by Stan Lee, Gene Colan, and Frank Giacoia while the second Leap-Frog, Buford Lange, debuted in Daredevil (vol. 2) #16 and was created by Brian Michael Bendis and David W. Mack.

Vincent Patilio

Following his wife Rose's death due to cancer-related illness, engineer Vincent Patilio became bitter and overwhelmed with grief. Wanting to provide better resources for his son Eugene and tired of his lack of success as an engineer for toy companies, Patilio attempted to make money with personal inventions. After having his work dismissed by others, Vincent decided his inventions could be used for crime. While in civilian clothes, Vincent tested shoes he equipped with his invention of electric "leaping coils" by leaping through a New York airport. Believing he could be a threat, police arrived on the scene, leading Patilio to protect himself by takes Matt Murdock hostage by chance.[44] Satisfied the police would not attack, Patilio then leaves, declaring his test is done and he is now ready to strike "for real".

Vincent then incorporates the electric coils into a frog-like costume that provided better protection from impact and strong opponents. As Leap-Frog, he is quickly defeated by Daredevil. Afterwards, Murdock's law partner Foggy Nelson agrees to act as Patilio's defense attorney. In court, Patilio dons his Leap-Frog boots and flees through the windows before realizing the safety fasteners were removed by authorities. Rather than landing safely, he breaks one of his legs, foiling his own attempt to escape authorities.[45] Later on, Leap-Frog accepts an offer from the criminal Electro to join the Emissaries of Evil, a team of villains targeting Daredevil for revenge. Despite their efforts, Daredevil defeats them.[46] Later, Leap-Frog joins several villains who embark on a crime spree while declaring themselves to be new members of the Defenders team. The real Defenders (along with other heroes acting as Defenders that day) defeat the collected villains.[47] Leap-Frog then joins another group of villains alongside the Beetle, whom he had fought alongside against the Defenders and now considers a friend. This group targets Iron Man but was defeated.[48] Leap-Frog decides to give up his career as a super-villain, pleading guilty and accepting a prison sentence.[49]

Due to his good behavior, cooperative nature, and the fact that he had never seriously harmed anyone as Leap-Frog, Vincent is released from prison on early parole. He returns home to live with his sister Marie and his son Eugene.[49] Triggered by reminders of a criminal past that now humiliates him, Vincent falls into despair. To show his father that his actions and inventions lead to good results too, Eugene uses the frog-suit to help Spider-Man and Johnny Storm capture Speed Demon. Despite having little understanding or control over the suit's power and endangering himself during the adventure, Eugene decides to become a true superhero using his father's technology and declares himself the "fabulous Frog-Man".[49] While he is proud of his son for helping in the capture of a villain, Vincent insists that superheroics are too dangerous for his well-meaning but unskilled son. Despite his father's wishes, Eugene occasionally adopts the Frog-Man identity again, engaging in several adventures and frequently crossing paths with Spider-Man. Over time, Spider-Man becomes an idol of Eugene's and develops a level of trust and friendship with Vincent.[50]

Despite his objections to his son's efforts at being a superhero, Vincent Patilio studies ways to improve the frog-suit's abilities and power. When the villains White Rabbit and Walrus later target Frog-Man out of a desire for revenge, Vincent Patilio dons a new and improved frog-suit that grants super-human upper body strength and uses computer guidance for more accurate power control and leaping ability. He dons this improved suit and uses it to help Spider-Man fight the White Rabbit and Walrus. Afterward, Vincent allows Eugene to use the improved suit when he wishes.[50] Since then, Vincent Patilio remains retired from criminal activity.

Buford Lange

Buford Lange is an abusive father who lives in Hell's Kitchen with his wife Allison and their autistic son Timmy. He stumbles upon an abandoned Leap-Frog costume and embarks on a short-lived criminal career by robbing small businesses. As Leap-Frog, Lange later engages in a rooftop fight with Daredevil. Timmy, not wishing to see his hero Daredevil hurt, intervenes and electrocutes Lange. Lange then falls to his death, plummeting off the rooftop and into a garbage truck below.[51]

The Hand later employs dark magic to resurrect Lange, among others, and send them to attack the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier. However, most of the resurrected individuals are killed by Wolverine soon afterward.[52]

Leather Boy

Further reading

Leather Boy (Gene Lorrene) is a fictional villain in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Dan Slott and Paul Pelletier, first appeared in G.L.A. #1 (June 2005).

Gene Lorrene is a BDSM obsessed individual who answered an ad left in the paper by Mister Immortal to join his team the Great Lakes Avengers as Leather Boy. When they discovered that he did not have any superpowers (he misread the ad), he was immediately booted off the team.[53] Much later, Leather Boy, now donning a Doctor Doom-inspired version of his outfit, learned of Squirrel Girl's indoctrination into the team and set out to take revenge. He broke into their base and snapped Mister Immortal's neck, though clearly he did not die, and killed Squirrel Girl's companion Monkey Joe. However, he was immediately stopped by Big Bertha who had just returned from a modeling session, and was defeated by being sat on by her. The rest of the team returned home and interrogated him where he revealed that Doctor Doom had battled the Fantastic Four in Greenwich Village hence why he was wearing a Doom inspired costume, it had been "all the rage" in his area. Leather Boy was dropped off at the police station shortly afterwards.[54]

Leather Boy got out, but Deadpool managed to catch him after the two somehow caused major destruction.[55]

Leather Boy once again tried to take revenge on Squirrel Girl by kidnapping Tippy-Toe at a Deadpool cosplay contest she was hosting. The real Deadpool, who had at that point gained total sympathy for her, caught Leather Boy and proceeded to allow the local squirrels to take revenge for their fallen comrade.[56]

Ganke Lee

Further reading

Ganke Lee[57] is a fictional supporting character in stories featuring Miles Morales / Spider-Man. The character, created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, first appeared in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (vol. 2) #2 (November 2011), which was published as part of Marvel Comics' Ultimate Marvel line of books, which are set in a universe and continuity separate from the "mainstream" Marvel Universe.

Ganke is a black-haired, obese, Korean-American boy and Miles's classmate,[58] best friend and confidant. After the accident behind Miles's superhuman abilities, Ganke is the first one with whom Miles shares this secret,[59] and is the one who immediately suggests that Miles use these new powers as the new Spider-Man.[58][60][61] When Marvel Comics ended the Ultimate Marvel imprint with the 2015 "Secret Wars" storyline,[62] in which the Marvel Universe was merged with other alternate universes (including the Ultimate Universe),[63][64][65] Molecule Man's efforts transported Miles, Ganke and their respective families and friends to the mainstream universe.[66] Ganke befriends Danika Hart, a YouTuber obsessed with Spider-Man. He acts as an indirect source for Danika, but asks to be called "Ned" rather than use his real name.[67][68]

Ganke Lee in other media

Leech

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Ned Leeds

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Left Hand

Further reading

Left Hand (Diego Casseas) is a fictional supervillain from Marvel Comics. The character, created by Fabian Nicieza and Mark Bagley, first appeared in The New Warriors #16 (October 1991).

He is a member of the Folding Circle. Diego Casseas' wife was one of the brides of the Dragon's Breadth cult that Diego's military unit, the "Half-Fulls", encountered in Cambodia during the Vietnam war. The cult had been breeding superhumans for centuries, hoping to tap into the vast power of the Well of All Things, a mystic portal in an ancient temple. The Half-Fulls became part of this breeding program, each member fathering a child with a cult member. Diego's wife died and their daughter was left comatose after the fall of an elevator. Diego, having studied sorcery, stole his daughter's powers ten years later and became the Left Hand.[73] The Left Hand had the ability to access and manipulate the energy of the Darkforce dimension. He used this ability to project blasts of extreme concussive force (sufficient to kill a human being with little effort), and to teleport himself and others over long distances.

Left-Winger

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Prudence Leighton

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Lei Kung

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Leir

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Harry Leland

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Leo

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Daniel Radford

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Male android

Main article: Leo (Android)

Female android

Main article: Leo (Female android)

Ecliptic

Main article: Leo (Ecliptic)

Thanos' Leo

Main article: Leo (comics) § Thanos' Leo

Leonus

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Leper Queen

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Letha

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Libra

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Gustav Brandt

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Android

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Thanos' Libra

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Lifeform

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Lifeguard

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Lightmaster

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Tommy Lightning

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Lightspeed

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Lilith

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Lilith Dracul

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Demon

Main article: Lilith (Mother of All Demons)

Lionheart

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Litterbug

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Live Wire

Live Wire (Rance Preston) is a fictional character in Marvel Comics. He first appeared in Fantastic Four Annual #5 (November 1967), and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

The character subsequently appears in Marvel Two-in-One #70 (December 1980), and then as a member of the Circus of Crime in Ghost Rider (vol. 2) #72–73 (September–October 1982).

Rance Preston was born in Houston, Texas. His weapon is an electrified lariat of which he is a master. He also has various skills that he learned working on a ranch as a cowboy, such as horseback riding. He was once an agent of the Psycho-Man.[74] Live Wire later teamed up with Shellshock, another former agent of the Psycho-Man.[75]

Live Wire frees the Circus of Crime from a prison wagon on its way to the penitentiary, and he then joins the group.[76] The group captures Power Man, but with the help of Black Goliath, Power Man defeats the Circus.[77] Live Wire also fights the original Ghost Rider as part of the Circus of Crime.[78]

While battling John Steele, Live Wire was apparently accidentally eaten by Princess Python's pet snake.[79]

Live Wire has an electrified cable that he uses as a lariat. Anyone ensnared by it suffers damage from the electricity. He wears insulated gloves and clothing that protects him from electricity.

Living Brain

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Living Diamond

The Living Diamond first appeared in X-Men #39 (December 1967), and was created by Roy Thomas and Werner Roth. The Living Diamond was a criminal whose latent mutations were activated by exposure to atomic radiation, which gave him flexible living diamond-like hands and telepathic and teleportational powers. After further exposure to radiation, his entire body took on the same diamond-like properties which increased his strength yet slowed him down.[80]

Living Laser

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Living Lightning

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Living Monolith

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Living Tribunal

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Lizard

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Llan the Sorcerer

Llan the Sorcerer is an extradimensional entity and enemy of Alpha Flight, specifically Talisman. Once every 10,000 years, he manifests on Earth and attempts to corrupt, conquer & annex it into the Twisted Realms, a coalition of predominantly 'evil' dimensions (such as Svartalfheim). This plot culminates in opening The Gateway of Night; a magical nexus point the Twisted Realms can converge at & invade through, located in the northern wastes of Canada. However, by decree of Eternity, he must follow strict ritualistic rules of engagement against a mortal avatar of the Talisman power acting in Earth's defense. Despite ultimately being thwarted each time, his penchant for vast collateral damage was enough to implicate him in "the great devastation" 20,000 years before modern day. Elizabeth Twoyoungmen even implies that Canada's propensity towards eldritch mystical threats stems from Llan's routine incursions.[81]

Llyra

Main article: Llyra

Llyron

Llyron is the son of Llyra, and was genetically accelerated in age by Llyra so that he might take the crown of Atlantis. His mother Llyra was a Lemurian/human hybrid and a foe of Namor. She decided to conceive a child with Namor and introduce him as a successor to the Atlantean throne. After discovering that Namor was sterile, Llyra instead seduced a human named Leon McKenzie to create Llyron. Leon's father Lawrence was Namor's half-brother via their father Leonard, thus making Leon Namor's nephew and by extension Llyron is Namor's great nephew. The Atlantean Council voted Namor off the throne, and declared Llyron to be his rightful heir. However, the sorceress Morgan le Fay raised Atlantis from the ocean floor, and in the resulting chaos Llyron left with a number of Atlantean refugees to find a new home.[volume & issue needed]

Llyron is named after his maternal grandfather Llyron who was Lemurian. His maternal grandmother was a human named Rhonda Morris.[volume & issue needed]

He has resurfaced in the Thunderbolts series, as the leader of Fathom Five, a militant Atlantean splinter group determined to destroy humanity. Llyron was defeated and nearly killed by The Radioactive Man. He escaped and returned to Atlantis, only to discover that he had radiation poisoning, and furthermore had spread the poisoning among the Atlantean population. Radioactive Man was able to reverse the poisoning.[82]

Llyron has super-human strength, agility, endurance, and some resistance to physical and energy attacks. He also possesses gills, allowing him to breathe underwater as well as on land, and can swim incredibly fast compared to humans. Llyron is resistant to cold, presumably another adaptation to undersea life.

Loa

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Maximus Lobo

Main article: Maximus Lobo

Lobo Brothers

The Lobo Brothers are two fictional supervillains appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The brothers are Carlos and Eduardo and are later joined by their sister: Esmeralda Lobo. They first appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man #143 (October 1988) and were created by Gerry Conway and Sal Buscema.

Carlos and Eduardo Lobo grew up in poverty on the streets of Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico, surviving by stealing and scavenging for food. As a teenager, Eduardo had fallen in love with a girl named Esmelda Valdez, the daughter of a wealthy ranch owner. The two had a romantic relationship until it was discovered by Esmelda's brother Ramón Valdez. One full moon night, Ramón and his men ambushed the two lovers and tried to drive Eduardo away by using whips on him. Pain and rage from this whipping triggered a mutant change in Eduardo's body. He turned into a black-furred werewolf and slaughtered Ramón and his men. But when he woke up in his human form the next morning, he discovered he had murdered Esmelda as well. Carlos also discovered he was a mutant that can turn into a brown-furred werewolf. The brothers then turned to crime using their powers to unite all the mobs of South Texas into Los Hermanos De La Luna. The Lobo Brothers were so successful that they not only gained a mansion in a Dallas suburb but drew the attention of the Arranger, the Kingpin's lieutenant. The Arranger used the Persuader to brainwash the Punisher into attempting an assassination of the Lobo Brothers. The plan failed thanks to Spider-Man's interference and the iron will of the Punisher, who ended up killing the Persuader instead. The Lobo Brothers knew who was responsible for the attempt and they vowed revenge.[83]

The Lobo Brothers moved to New York and began to slaughter the Kingpin's men and they leave messages in blood at the murder scenes which say things like "Kingpin: Wolves Bite Back" and "Kingpin: Wolves Kill".[volume & issue needed]

Soon after arriving in New York and in the Daily Bugle, Eduardo bumped into Glory Grant, secretary of J. Jonah Jameson, and plans to seduce her into getting the newspaper files of the Kingpin which he secretly steals.[84][85]

As the Gang War accelerates, Glory discovers that Eduardo is a werewolf. The Lobo Brothers arranged a meeting with the Kingpin until Hammerhead and Chameleon crash the meeting as well as the appearance of Spider-Man. During the battle, Glory gets her hands on the Arranger's gun loaded with silver bullets. As Spider-Man and Eduardo clash, Gloria kills Eduardo claiming she was aiming at Spider-Man and missed. Carlos Lobo was knocked unconscious and was presumably arrested and imprisoned.[86] Eduardo's body was returned to Texas to be buried.[87]

Sometime later, Carlos was eventually released (or escaped) and along his sister Esmeralda started to run a new criminal organization - the Lobo Cartel in Mexico. Among their illicit operations, in at least one occasion they agreed to human trafficking to supply the Roxxon Energy Corporation's request of "living test subjects". The Cartel filled a truck with people that they intended to deliver to Roxxon at Houston Harbor. However, at the behest of a mysterious old man called Mr. Moctezuma (sharply dressed and always in the company of a coyote animal), the Cartel let a girl called Aracely be placed at the last minute with to those in the truck and then purposefully left them to be cooked alive by the desert sun inside the metallic container before departing for Houston.

After Aracely turned out to have survived this ordeal and a mystically-empowered enforcer of Mr. Moctezuma called the Salamander, who was attempting to kill her, lost to the Scarlet Spider who was protecting her, the Lobo siblings were called to finish her.

With Mr. Moctezuma's promise of a reward to each of them (which Carlos planned to use to revive Eduardo) the siblings traveled to Houston and began to intimidate the local criminal gangs into helping them locate the girl. When they find her, Carlos and Esmeralda are confronted by her companion, Kaine the Scarlet Spider, but they easily manage to overpower and kill him.[88]

They pursue savagely after Aracely, who uses her mind powers and trickery to evade them for a while. When the Lobo manage to catch her, they reveal that Aracely is rumored to be "a possible reincarnation of Huitzilopochtli": the Aztec God of War. Esmeralda considers the possibility of using her to their favor, but Carlos refuses to go against the wishes of Mr. Moctezuma, because he "returned them their powers" and can revive Eduardo. They are interrupted by a vicious gang of thugs called "the Sharks", whose territory Aracely has cleverly lead them to. The thugs proceed to brawl with the werewolves while Aracely manipulates emotions to exacerbate the fight. The plan doesn't work for too long and the Lobo gain the upper hand. The siblings track Aracely through her scent and capture her again, concluding this time that she is too much trouble and should just proceed to kill her. However, they are again interrupted, this time by Kaine who the wolves kill. However, Karine, accepted "The Other" to save Aracely and is reborn as a spider monster.[89]

Kaine severely beats up Carlos and Esmeralda who are unable to separate his presence from the spiders that accompany him. Esmeralda exclaims that they are not afraid of him, saying he is not the only monster they have met and have even seen Mictlan. But the monster Kaine is now is relentless, focused only on his "prey" and ends up ripping out Carlo's eye and ripping off his arm. Esmeralda then grabs Carlos' body and flees back to Mexico.[90]

Following the fight with Scarlet Spider, Carlos is in a bed-ridden state as he and Esmeralda are approached again by Mr. Moctezuma. He proceeds to punish their failure by effortlessly tossing Esmeralda aside with a single hand and killing Carlos with what appears to be a breath spell to "reunite him with Eduardo" as he had promised. Mr. Moctezuma lifts her by the neck and tells her that "the Hummingbird is alive. I need her dead for the Sixth Creation to begin." Esmeralda begs him for an opportunity to kill the girl again. Mr. Moctezuma refuses, tosses her aside again and professes that:

She knows now. Huitzilopochtli awakens, I can feel him. And he will come to kill me for what I've done. The girl, her spider... I will be ready for all of them

Mr. Moctezuma then reveals a group of people that appear to be mystically-empowered as the Salamander, each of them sharing attributes of an Aztec god.[91]

During the "Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy" storyline, Eduardo Lobo was "reanimated" by Jackal and his company New U Technologies,[92] before apparently succumbing to the Carrion Virus.[93]

Powers and abilities

As mutants who shared the same powers, the Lobo brothers possessed the ability to transform themselves into humanoid wolves. Carlos can turn into a brown-furred werewolf while Eduardo can turn into a black-furred werewolf. They possessed razor-sharp claws and fangs, as well as superhuman senses, strength, speed, reflexes/reactions, agility, and durability enough to battle Spider-Man in hand-to-hand combat.

Even in their human forms, they possessed exceptional strength and agility, as Eduardo once protected Gloria from a forklift that had been possessed by one of the demons released during the Inferno storyline and turned into a monster, destroying it with one blow.

Lobos Brothers in other media

Eduardo Lobo appears in the video game Spider-Man and Captain America in Doctor Doom's Revenge as a boss character.

Lockheed

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Lockjaw

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Locus

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Locust

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Dog Logan

Dog Logan is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the elder half-brother of Wolverine. He first appeared in Origin #1 and was created by Bill Jemas, Paul Jenkins, Joe Quesada, and Andy Kubert.

Fictional character biography

Dog Logan is a servant on the Howlett estate in the late 19th century, located in Alberta, Canada. His father Thomas Logan works as groundskeeper of the Howlett estate. As an adolescent, Dog is the playmate of James Howlett, a sickly boy and the family's youngest son, and Rose, an orphan brought to the estate to look after James. The three children are good friends. At one point, Dog saves James from drowning in a river. However, Dog gets frequent beatings from his abusive alcoholic father for spending time with members of the upper class.

As a young teenager, Dog is cruel, sadistic and brash, going so far as to make unwanted sexual advances toward Rose. James, witnessing and foiling a later attempt by Dog to assault Rose sexually, reports the incident to his father John Howlett, Jr.. In retaliation, Dog kills James's dog, resulting in Dog's and Thomas's expulsion from the estate. Enraged, Thomas returns to the Howlett estate later that night with Dog and tells Elizabeth Howlett, James's mentally disturbed mother, that he was leaving and that he plans to take her with him - implying he is James' father. Thomas and Dog, however, are soon discovered by John Howlett, Jr. as he comes into the bedroom. The two men quickly engage in a heated verbal exchange that culminates with Thomas shooting John Howlett in the head with the shotgun he was carrying. Just when Thomas pulls the trigger, James walks into the room and witnesses his father's death. The trauma of the event triggers James' mutant powers, particularly his bone claws, and he uses them against Thomas and Dog, resulting in Thomas's death and Dog being slashed severely across his face, leaving three large scars. Elizabeth loses her fragile hold on her sanity and screams insults at James, who runs crying from the room and house with Rose pursuing him. Elizabeth kills herself in front of Dog moments later using Thomas' gun. As the only survivor left at the scene when the police arrived, Dog reports that Rose is responsible.[94]

Years later, Dog is hired by John Howlett, Sr. (James's grandfather) to track James. Dog accepted, but with the intention of killing James rather than return him to his dying grandfather. Now fully grown, Dog is large and powerfully built with lightly colored hair.[95]

He eventually tracks James to the mining town where he and Rose have been staying since they ran from the Howlett estate. Dog spends some time in the town, learning James' habits and watches as James and Smitty, the foreman of the camp and James' close friend, participate in a cage fight. James, despite being enraged over Smitty's relationship with Rose, allows Smitty to win the fight. After the fight, Dog suddenly attacks James. During the fight, Dog claims that he is responsible for John Howlett's death (even though Dog's father is actually the one responsible). James manages to defeat Dog and extends his bone claws, preparing to kill him. However, Rose suddenly arrives. As James prepares to strike, Rose runs into his claws and is fatally wounded. Grief-stricken, James runs from the camp and into the forest, leaving Dog behind.[96]

Modern day

Later in the Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine mini series, Dog encounters Spider-Man travelling through time. Dog enters a mine containing the glowing diamonds responsible for Spider-Man's time travel. The diamonds send him to the present day.[97]

In the modern era, Dog Logan is seen alive in the Canadian wilderness, obsessed with reading newspaper articles about Wolverine creating his own school.[98] While in the future (the present) in his cabin, he was greeted by a future version of himself who told him it was time for him to start hunting his brother in the Savage Land, without giving out anything of the outcome of the battle. Through unknown means, he made it to the Savage Land and shot down his brother with a laser pistol while he was jumping around the trees in order to teach Wolverine a lesson.[99]

He was offered a teaching job at the Hellfire Club's Hellfire Academy where he became the Hellfire Academy's gym teacher.[100]

Sabretooth connection

In an interview with writer Paul Jenkins,[101][102] the question of Dog being Sabretooth is brought up. Jenkins responded by saying "Who knows? In my mind, Dog is not intended to be Sabretooth, but he could be. It doesn't matter. As long as the next writer respects the character and writes a simple story, anything could happen." There is a distinct possibility that Victor Creed/Sabretooth is actually Dog Logan's modern-day descendent.

In April 2009, Marvel Comics released a one-shot specialty comic entitled X-Men Origins: Sabretooth which was part of a series of origin stories for a number of other X-Men characters. The comic chronicled some of Sabretooth's earliest childhood experiences. Within the comic, it is revealed that Sabretooth's childhood and early life, with the exception of being in an abusive family, differs distinctly from the life of Dog Logan as shown in the Origin mini-series.[103]

Subsequent appearances of Sabretooth and Dog prove they are separate people.[104]

Powers and abilities

Much about Dog remains unrevealed, due to the few appearances he has made. Dog is tall and powerfully built and demonstrates impressive tracking abilities, though it remains unrevealed precisely how he locates James and Rose. Dog also shows himself to be a formidable combatant during his fight with James.

In his appearances in the present day, Logan has mastered the use of the time diamonds and is able to use them to travel through time seemingly at will, and to transport people and things from different time periods to his own location. He has also acquired an arsenal of highly advanced weaponry from various future eras, including plasma rifles, poison darts filled with alien venom, and an Adamantium battle-axe.[volume & issue needed]

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Lodestone

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Lodestone is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Loki

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Raza Longknife

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Longshot

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Loni Stane

Loni, also known as Loni Stark and Loni Stane, is an original Ultimate Marvel character. Within the Ultimate continuity, she was the first wife of Howard Stark, the mother of Obadiah Stane, and the first major enemy of Iron Man as seen in a cartoon with the Ultimate Marvel Universe.

Loni was a greedy opportunist, looking for a man who could provide her with a life of wealth and privilege. With that goal, Loni married Howard Stark, but Stark was, in Loni's view, not a ruthless person with his money. One day, Loni divorced Stark and visited Zebediah Stane (the business rival of her ex-husband) and they agreed to take Stark's company apart as Howard was most likely too distracted as his second wife gave birth their son: Antonio. After taking over Stark's company, Loni married Stane, but they didn't have Howard's biotechnology armor. It's at this point Loni reveals that she's pregnant with her and Stane's child. Stane says he couldn't care less, much to Loni's horror.

Several years later, Loni takes Obadiah (her and Zebadiah's son) and they visit an incarnated Zebediah [for kidnapped young Tony Stark (whose covered in the blue skin-armor that Stane wanted to manufacture)]. There, Loni tells Zebadiah that she'll divorce him and get half while Obadiah gets the other half after Zebediah's death. The story then fast forwards to Loni meeting a teenage Stark (who developed a prototype power-armor) and a teenage James Rhodes. Loni meets Tony and says if she would've been his mother if she wasn't so stupid while the younger Stark just blows her off entirely. Loni claims that she is a changed person and asked Howard to enroll Obadiah in a special school. Obadiah murders a pair of students and make it look like an accident on his first day and causes Tony to build a suit that closely resembles a traditional Iron Man suit.[108]

Eventually, Tony realizes that Loni was the mastermind behind the scenes trying to kill him and tried to frame Howard for Zebediah's murder. Tony (in his Iron Man armor), Rhodes (in his War Machine armor), Howard, Obadiah, and Nifara set off to Utah to find Loni. They arrive and their chopper explodes, injuring Rhodes. Obadiah falls off a cliff, but Iron Man catches him as terrorists arrive on the scene. Iron Man flees, but follows them as they take Obadiah to Loni and their hideout. Iron Man breaks into the compound and Loni floods it with poison gas trying to kill him, abandoning Obadiah. Iron Man saves Obadiah, but Howard and Nifara are taken captive by Loni. After killing Nifara and the guards (she wanted no witnesses), Loni confesses that all she ever wanted was power. That's why she married Howard, divorced him, married Zebadiah, had Obadiah, and later had Zebediah killed.

Iron Man shows up, and Loni shoots Howard in the chest, threatening to shoot him again if he doesn't take the suit off. After Tony takes off his armor, Loni pondered if she was Tony's mother and if they were a family that they'd would've ruled the world. Loni then shoots him in the head, not knowing that his entire body is a brain and will heal itself. Tony fights off Loni, beats her, and tends to Howard. Obadiah, mad that Loni (his mother) abandoned him for dead with poison gas, enters the room and kills Loni.[109]

Looky

Looky is an anthropomorphic dog and animal version of Loki.

Lord Chaos

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Lord Dark Wind

Lord Dark Wind
Lord Dark Wind.
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PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceDaredevil #196 (July 1983)
Created by
In-story information
Alter egoKenji Oyama

Lord Dark Wind (Professor Kenji Oyama) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the father of X-Men supervillainess Lady Deathstrike and Lord Deathstrike and the inventor of the adamantium bonding process.

Publication history

The character first appeared in Daredevil #196 (July 1983).[110] He was created by Denny O'Neil, Larry Hama, and Klaus Janson.

Fictional character biography

Professor Kenji Oyama was a Japanese scientist who was also a powerful crime lord known as Lord Dark Wind. Kenji is most famous for inventing the adamantium-to-bone bonding process that would be used on Wolverine, Bullseye, and others. He is also the father of Yuriko Oyama, the woman who would later become Lady Deathstrike, and Lord Deathstrike/Kazou Oyama,[111] a Japanese mobster, later killed by Punisher.[112]

A Japanese kamikaze pilot during World War II, the bombs on his plane failed to explode when he crashed into an American aircraft carrier, and he miraculously survived, though his face was horribly scarred.[113] He wrote a book about his experiences and made a fortune from its sales, which he used to buy a private island and set himself up as a lord.[114] During this time he married and had three children. Feeling shamed by his failure decades earlier, he permanentally adorned his face with a black cowl and scarred the faces of his children in a ritual design.[114] Seeing mercantilism as inherently dishonorable,[115] he began funding violent political activity, and ordered his two sons to assassinate the Japanese Prime Minister; they died in the attempt.[114]

Intending to employ the assassin Bullseye, he freed him from prison and performed surgeries to replace the damaged bone in his vertebrae with adamantium.[116] Daredevil pursued Bullseye to his estate. His daughter Yuriko allied herself with Daredevil. To free her lover, Kiro, from her father's servitude, and to gain vengeance for her scarring and the death of her two brothers, she slew Lord Dark Wind.[114] Yuriko would later belatedly embrace her father's ideals and go on a quest to track down the person who dishonored him.[117] During the "Hunt for Wolverine" storyline, Lady Deathstrike, Sabretooth, and Daken fight their way past zombies and soldiers from Soteira Killteam Nine to get to the power station where a glowing green device suspected to be responsible for the zombie outbreak is located. Lady Deathstrike discovers that one of the soldiers is a resurrected version of her father. After Lord Dark Wind stabs Lady Deathstrike, Daken fights him until he gets stabbed as well. Sabretooth gets Daken's defeated body away from Lord Dark Wind.[118] Lady Deathstrike recovers and continues her fight against her father until he slices off her left hand. After stabbing Lord Dark Wind in the neck, Lady Deathstrike discovers that the adamantium they were tracking was his adamantium sword.[119]

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Television

Lord Deathstrike

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Lord of Light

Further reading

Lord of Light (Nathan Tyler) is the father of Tandy Bowen in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Bill Mantlo and Bret Blevins, first appeared in Strange Tales (vol. 2) #1 (April 1987).

Tyler married Melissa Bowen and together they had a daughter named Tandy. As time went on, Melissa grew into a hateful materialistic woman, causing Tyler to leave his home for good.[122] He left his entire estate to her while he traveled to India to search for enlightenment.[123]

He studied under several gurus until he learned how to absorb and distribute light. This power caused the negative effect of killing people and thus would initially only use it on the ones who were dying. But as time went on, he started using it on innocents. He gained a following and earned the name the Lord of Light until one day he ran into his daughter and Tyrone Johnson now going by Cloak and Dagger. He temporarily cured Tyrone of the darkness and then tried to convert Tandy so that they could both reach godhood. Tyrone and Tandy battled Tyler who was attempting to drain the light from the latter when his daughter refused. Realizing what he had become, Tyler kills himself by diving into Tyrone's cloak and is devoured by the Predator who lived in the Darkforce Dimension.[124]

Lord of Light in other media

The character renamed Nathan Bowen appears in the live-action series Cloak & Dagger, portrayed by Andy Dylan. This version is a worker at Roxxon. After picking Tandy up from ballet practice, he gets a call about an incident at the Roxxon Gulf Platform and says to shut it down. This leads to a car accident that causes Nathan to drive his car off the bridge. While Tandy survived, Nathan did not, which led to Roxxon confiscating his work from his home much to Melissa's devastation.[125] Nathan was mentioned when Melissa told Brigid O'Reilly that Nathan was posthumously fired from Roxxon and confiscated his work. Tyrone later experience a vision of Tandy being unable to do something as it shows Nathan getting suffocated by Roxxon's executives; this led to Tyrone's Darkforce abilities used to keep Tandy from running away.[126] A hallucination of him is seen when Tandy and Tyrone enter the mind of Ivan Hess (Nathan's co-worker). It is revealed that he had been calling Ivan shortly before the Roxxon Gulf Platform blew up.[127] It is also revealed that Nathan was far from perfect and would hit Melissa, crushing Tandy's view of him.[128] A vision of Nathan is seen when Tandy was out with Andre Deschaine.[129] Tandy enters the Darkforce Dimension and encounters repressed memories on when Nathan and Melissa had their heated arguments.[130] Andre's powers show Tandy in different lives: one is where both Nathan and Billy Johnson survived their encounters and the families grew close, and another has Nathan relocated to Silicon Valley while Tandy follows in his footsteps as a gifted student. The third one had Tandy who left her parents and survived on the streets.[131] Andre creates a manifestation of Nathan to mess with Tandy while Tyrone fights his perfect life counterpart. After a brief trade-off that was undone by Andre, Tandy told the manifestation of her father that he will be better than him as Tandy creates a light sword to use on Nathan's manifestation.[132]

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Lorna the Jungle Girl

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Lorelei

Lani Ubana

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Asgardian

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Nancy Lu

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James Lucas

James Leonard Lucas (legally changed to James Greary) is a fictional character in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Marcus McLaurin and Dwayne Turner, first appeared in Cage #3 (June 1992).

Lucas joined the police force at a young age and rose in the ranks, eventually becoming a detective. During the 70's, Lucas teamed up with reporter Constance Molina, Blue Marvel, Kaluu, Blade, and the mysterious woman known as The Bear and formed The Mighty Avengers. They disbanded after their first and only mission.[133] James settled down with his wife Esther and they both had two sons: James Lucas Jr. aka Coldfire and Carl Lucas aka Luke Cage. James had a rough relationship with Carl who was always getting arrested due to being in a gang. After his wife's death, James and Carl's relationship was strained even more.[134][135] Years later, James Jr. joined The Corporation which did not settle well with James Sr. due to its racist history.[136] Luke rescues James Sr. from The Corporation, but is unable to save James Jr. who had transformed into Coldfire. Father and son reconcile, but are driven apart by Esther's memory.[137] Luke asks Jessica Jones to look for James who had remarried and changed his name. Though he refuses to speak to Luke initially, he finally sees his son and asks how life is with the Avengers.[138]

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Lucifer

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Lucy in the Sky

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Ludi

Ludi is a demon who has clashed with Doctor Strange. Ludi allies himself with the demon known as Dweller-in-Darkness. His power was amplified by the Dweller, who sent him to kill Doctor Strange. The magician and his ally, Clea, used the mystical weapon known as the 'Ebony Blade' to injure Ludi and send him back into his own portal.[146]

Luis

Luis is a fictional character who originated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before appearing in Marvel comics. The character was created by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay and Paul Rudd, and appeared in Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018).

Luis in film

Luis is portrayed by Michael Peña in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Luis in comics

Luis made his comic book debut in The Astonishing Ant-Man #1 (December 2015), by Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas. He is once again Scott Lang's cellmate, but does not have any speaking lines. He does seem to sympathize with Scott, as he looked helpless watching Scott getting beaten up by other inmates.[147]

Luis in other media

Luis appears in Lego Marvel's Avengers, with Michael Peña reprising the role.[148] He narrates the "Ant-Man" DLC.

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Lupo

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Lylla

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Lyja

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Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch is a fictional character in comics produced by Marvel Comics. Created by Mike Carlin and Paul Neary, he first appeared in The Thing #35.

A lieutenant in the United States army, Michael Lynch first appears saving Sharon Ventura from a group of muggers. Later ambushed by the muggers seeking revenge, he is saved by Ben Grimm, who is looking for Sharon himself, trying to prevent her being subject to the Power Broker's augmentation process. The two men rescue an empowered Sharon and take her to safety. On seeing Sharon in a wrestling outfit, Lynch compares her to the heroine Ms. Marvel, prompting Sharon to take it for her own.[149]

Unbeknownst to Venture or Grimm, Lynch was secretly in league with the Power Broker, as part of a government project to produce a super-soldier, and his encounter with Sharon was part of this plan. Lynch betrays Sharon, returning her to the Power Broker for experimentation, where she is found by Captain America in a brainwashed state. Lynch has the super-soldier G.I. Max attack Captain America in an attempt to cover up his treachery, but in trying to shoot him fatally wounds G.I. Max instead. Lynch is arrested and put in prison.[150]

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