A member of the super-hero team the Avengers
The original Ms. Marvel was introduced in the 1970's during a time when
Marvel comics was introducing a number of heroines based
upon their more famous male counterparts. She-Hulk, Spider-
Woman and Ms. Marvel were all derivative heroines who often
were under-utilized or under-developed.
Carol Danvers is the woman who became Ms. Marvel. She was an
Air Force Academy graduate who worked in for the CIA for a time.
During her time with the CIA, she came into contact with Logan, a
Canadian agent who would later become the X-Man Wolverine.
After her stint in the CIA, Danvers worked with NASA and during that
time she came into contact with the Kree warrior Mar-vell. The
two became close friends during this time. At one point, she
was captured by Mar-vell's enemy Colonel Yon-Rogg. Mar-vell
rescued her but during the rescue the two were caught in an
explosion of the Kree Psyche-Magnatron. The device altered
Carol's genetic code, making her a human-Kree hybrid with increased
abilities and even passing on Captain Mar-vell's military training. In
this way, Carol became Ms. Marvel.
Initially, Carol had no memory of her experiences as Ms. Marvel, with
the two parts having distict personalities. She had the ability to fly and
change costume at will, as well as increased stamina, strength, and an
increase in her intuitive abilities, referred to as her sixth sense.
Eventually, the two parts of her personality merged and Carol experienced
all of the adventures she had as Ms. Marvel.
Ms. Marvel became a member of the Avengers for a time. During her
tenure, she was manipulated by Marcus,the son of Immortus, the master
of time. He abducted her and impregnated her without her knowledge. Returning
her to the Avengers, Carol discovered she was pregnant. Confused by the
circumstances of her pregnancy and shaken because the pregnancy
progressed at a rapid rate, Ms. Marvel was vulnerable to Marcus's further
manipulation. Giving birth to the child, it rapidly grew up into its father
and Carol accompanied Marcus back to Limbo. There he continued to age at
an accelerated rate and died, leaving Carol in Limbo and free from his
Feeling betrayed by the Avengers for their lack of caring, Carol returned to
Earth, but not to the Avengers. While in San Francsisco, she was attacked by Rogue, the ability
absorbing villainess, who absorbed both her powers and her personality. Driven mad
by having both personalities within her, Rogue threw Carol's unconscious body
from the Golden Gate Bridge. She was rescued from drowning by Spider-Woman, who
contacted Professor X to aid her friend. Using his telepathic abilites, Xavier
was able to restore some of Carol's personality.
Carol remained with the X-Men for a time. During one of their
adventures, Carol was captured by the Brood who performed
experiments upon her, releasing the full potential of her
Kree/Human hybrid. Dubbed Binary, Carol possessed much greater
power. She was linked to a white hole, giving her incredible
power. She accompanied the Starjammers, a group of space
heroes working for the Shi'ar empire during this time.
Eventually, she returned to earth, helping the Avenger Quasar
to defend the Earth's sun. The effort left her greatly weakened
and she spent time recovering at the Avengers Mansion.
Returning to active status with the Avengers, Carol renamed herself
Warbird. She found that her powers were weakening and that
along with a drinking problem, caused Warbird to come into conflict
with her fellow Avengers. Eventually, she quit the team rather
than be placed on reserve status. She has since returned to the
team, while she continues to battle her alcholism.