|Real Name||Greg Willis|
|Aliases||Protector of the Universe|
|Relatives||Richard Willis (father), Mary Willis (mother)|
|Affiliation||Young Allies; Formerly Great Lakes Initiative, Heavy Hitters|
|Base Of Operations||New York City|
|Education||New York University|
|Origin||Willis had an ordinary childhood. He gained his gravity powers in an accident after graduating high school, where he was sucked into a Black Hole and re-emerged. The nature of the accident and the source of his power have not yet been revealed.|
|Place of Birth||Sheboygan, Wisconsin|
|Creators||Sean McKeever, Mike Norton|
- I've seen so many people die, and you -- to you it's, what, some kinda math problem? Some joke? What?! You're a disgrace. You dishonor every hero living or dead that came before you. Innocent people, good people, they die. And a cold-hearted monster like you, you just keep on living, don't you? Cap's dead. Nomad... You don't deserve to breathe the air they breathed.
- -- Gravity src
Greg Willis was born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. During the summer vacation on board his family's yacht, Greg is sucked into a strange black hole. however is found hours later by his parents. After this Greg finds that he is able to manipulate the gravity around his body. Greg moved to New York City to study licensing and merchandising at New York University, and takes the superhero name and dons a costume as Gravity.
He immediately encountered Black Death and Rage; because of a misunderstanding, Black Death escaped. Unfortunately, Gravity accidentally mistook Rage as a villain and allowed Black Death to escape. His confidence began to waver as the superhero life was tougher than he thought. But after he saved the life of a old woman, and meets new friends "Frog," his room mate, and Lauren Singh, another student. Gravity slowly becomes more confident about his new life. But after beating the Rhino, he became a target of the Daily Bugle, especially because of the symbol on his chest (could be mistaken for an X, used by many mutant teams, such as the X-Men; Willis may or may not be a mutant).
Black Death took a special interest in Gravity finding any chance to humiliate the new hero.  Black Death then took up the identity as the hero "Greenwich Guardian" to further break Gravity and destroy the university. However he was strong for Black Death. After the battle, Gravity is congratulated by Spider-Man. Which gave him the confidence to continue on as a hero. 
After a battle with Gravity Brushfire; he along with other heroes are taken to Battleworld, along with Spider-Man (Impostor), Medusa, Wasp, Firebird, Venom and Henry Pym by a being claiming to be the Beyonder. Later, when Uatu the Watcher appeared, the 'Beyonder' was proven to be a hoax, It ended up being another cosmic entity known as The Stranger. The being then decided to destroy the planet, setting it to self destruct. Gravity forfeited his life to hold the planet together long enough for the others to escape.
The new Fantastic Four found out that Gravity's grave had been desecrated. They followed a trail and found that he had been put into a cocoon by Epoch. This was fought over briefly by the Silver Surfer and the Fantastic Four, until Gravity emerged as the new Protector Of The Universe, because Quasar lost his life in the recent Annihilation war.  Gravity used his powers up to save the being that gave him these powers when Galactus came to consume it. This sated Galactus, whom left peacefully. Gravity and the FF returned to Earth and he left for home.
Bastards of Evil
Gravity had prepared for his trip to New York. But instead of taking a bus, he used his powers to travel. But en route, he spots a nuclear explosion. Investigating and putting on his costume, he rescued survivors, before finding the cause of the explosion: a superhuman calling himself Warhead of the Bastards of Evil, self-proclaimed son of Radioactive Man. Warhead unleashed another explosion that kills two innocent bystanders. Gravity was able to subdue him, before resuming his trip.The encounter convinces Gravity to not give up his heroing career, returning home to retrieve his costume before returning to Manhattan.
Gravity became involved investigating the Bastards of Evil after they attacked Manhattan. This attack including Warhead causing a nuclear explosion at Ground Zero that presumably killed himself in the process. Gravity teamed up with recently unretired superheroine Firestar to learn more about the remaining Bastards. The pair, along with Spider-Girl, Nomad and Toro, defeated the Bastards of Evil and revealed that they were actually kidnapped victims of the Superior, the alleged son of the Leader. When Nomad suggested the group form an official heroing team, Gravity firmly rejected the idea, stating that he was "over the team thing."
The young allies are then forced to fight the recently returned Onslaught. Working with the Secret Avengers, the Young Allies contend with murderous child soldiers and their remorseless leader.  But working together they are able to defeat Onslaught.
When Commander Steve Rogers requests that Prodigy (Ritchie Gilmore) create a new Initiative of volunteers to combat the growing fear within the nation, Gravity is among the former Initiative members that answer the call.  Accompanied by Firestar, Gravity is appointed as co-team leader of one of the sections. His former Heavy Hitters teammate Hardball, recognised as a hero once again due to his role in Camp H.A.M.M.E.R.'s downfall, taunted Gravity for his lack of leadership skill, leading to a confrontation between the two.  Komodo and Firestar quickly break it up.
The Young Allies also help defend New York during the Spider-Island incident.  On the Hudson River bridge, Gravity fights against Spider-King. Venom (Flash Thompson) arrived and fought the spider-beast but was having trouble focusing on the mission. He decided that after this mission he’s done being Venom. He spotted Gravity and threw him in the air. Spider-King approached him and threatened to kill him if he did not step aside. Gravity fell down on the spider-beast and knocked him out. Working with the other Avengers they are able to save New York.
Gravity was among the group of young heroes who arrived when the Young Avengers called "Avengers Assemble." They were nicknamed Thin Spandex Line. Together they battled Mother, a dangerous Interdimensional Parasite.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Graviton Field: Gravity controls a thin layer of gravitons (The theoretical particles for gravity) that act as a second skin. He can push and pull matter, but with better concentration he can do more complex things, such as controlling the weight of an object, flying, or shooting concussive blasts. When he was reborn, Epoch claimed that he had "power enough to shake the cosmos," and was powerful enough to take on Galactus, though he used this fuel and gave it to Galactus.
|Power Grid |
- Whilst possessing the Protector Of The Universe powers, he didn't wear a pair of Quantum Bands like the previous 5 Protectors.
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- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #4
- ↑ Gravity #1
- ↑ Gravity #2
- ↑ Gravity #3
- ↑ Gravity #4
- ↑ Gravity #5
- ↑ Marvel Holiday Special #2005
- ↑ Beyond #1
- ↑ Beyond #2
- ↑ Beyond #3
- ↑ Beyond #4
- ↑ Beyond #5
- ↑ Beyond #6
- ↑ Fantastic Four #545
- ↑ Black Panther Vol 4 #27
- ↑ Fantastic Four #546
- ↑ Fantastic Four #550
- ↑ Fantastic Four #556
- ↑ Avengers: The Initiative #17
- ↑ Avengers: The Initiative #18
- ↑ Avengers: The Initiative Special #1
- ↑ Avengers: The Initiative #19
- ↑ Fantastic Four #562
- ↑ Avengers: The Initiative #25
- ↑ Age of Heroes #2
- ↑ Young Allies Vol 2 #1
- ↑ Young Allies Vol 2 #2
- ↑ Young Allies Vol 2 #3
- ↑ Young Allies Vol 2 #4
- ↑ Young Allies Vol 2 #5
- ↑ Young Allies Vol 2 #6
- ↑ Avengers Academy #13
- ↑ Onslaught Unleashed #1
- ↑ Onslaught Unleashed #2
- ↑ Onslaught Unleashed #3
- ↑ Onslaught Unleashed #4
- ↑ FF #11
- ↑ Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #1
- ↑ Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #2
- ↑ Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #3
- ↑ Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #4
- ↑ Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #5
- ↑ Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #6
- ↑ Amazing Spider-Man #666
- ↑ Amazing Spider-Man #667
- ↑ Amazing Spider-Man #668
- ↑ Spider-Island: Cloak & Dagger #1
- ↑ Venom Vol 2 #6
- ↑ Amazing Spider-Man #671
- ↑ Amazing Spider-Man #672
- ↑ Amazing Spider-Man #673
- ↑ Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1
- ↑ Young Avengers Vol 2 #11
- ↑ Young Avengers Vol 2 #12
- ↑ Young Avengers Vol 2 #13
- ↑ Young Avengers Vol 2 #14
- ↑ All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #5
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #4
- ↑ Marvel Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide #1
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 4
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