20MAR-VELL: CLOSE TO
Carol Danvers first appeared as a supporting character in the pages of Captain Marvel, a hero who was a friend and ally. Mar-Vell was a Kree warrior sent to Earth as a spy gathering Intel for the Kree who eventually became a hero on Earth and one of its protectors. However, it was his
battles with Yon-Rogg that put Carol in danger, which led to the event where she gained her powers.
While he was ultimately responsible for her losing her job at NASA, the two kept a close friendship and she took on the name Ms. Marvel as an honor to him. A few years after Mar-Vell passed away, Carol decided to take his name as her own, honoring the greatest Kree warrior of them all.