Major Carol Danvers was first a member of the US Air force before gaining super human powers from her encounter with a Kree named Mar-Vell. The Kree knocked her into a device that altered her genetic structure, making her half-human and half-Kree. The transformation gave her superhuman strength, ability to Show more... manipulate and absorb energy and flight. She later lost all of her powers when she was defeated by the power-absorbing mutant named Rogue.
@Marlo Blurglecrunch "Strange things are afoot at the Circle Q." - from Ms. Marvel # 31 hour 8 minutes ago
@Marlo Blurglecrunch I was waiting for it, and it delivered - Ms. Marvel quoted Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure!1 hour 10 minutes ago
@Nick Ford @Colin_TBTAMC Yeah but that would make comics *different* and we can't do *that*! (P.S. have you read the new Ms. Marvel? It is great!)1 hour 11 minutes ago