Quote1 Come with me if you want to be awesome. Quote2
-- Noh-Varr src


Noh-Varr is a member of the Kree race located in the alternate reality of Earth-200080. He would have his DNA altered with cockroach genes to include insectial properties and join the 18th Kree Diplomatic Gestalt, a group that would be charged with peacekeepers and maintaining the cease-fire between that realities Kree and Skrull races. They would travel aboard their ship the Marvel. After a clash with three Astro-Gods, Noh-Varr and his crew were lost in the multiverse and were attempting to return to their home reality. They would however end up in reality 616 over the planet Earth. Their ship would be shot down by Dr. Midas who -- obsessed with obtaining super-human powers -- would seek to claim their cosmic ray powered star-drive to mutate himself. The crash would kill the entire crew (including his parents Captain Glory and Star Splendor and his girl-friend Merree, vaporized in the Multiverse) except for Noh-Varr who would be captured by Midas; however he would use his enhanced abilities to escape captivity. His artificial intelligence Plex would advise Noh-Varr to lay low, however the temperamental Kree had plans to get revenge against the entire human race for the brutal treatment his crew received upon arriving on their world.[1]

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The Illuminati learn about Noh-Varr

He would send his message across in a very destructive manner by destroying blocks of buildings in New York, attracting the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D., and clashing with their Bannermen, genetically modified super-humans with the combined powers of Captain America and the Hulk, a battle that Noh-Varr would easily win with his advanced Kree technology.[4]

Noh-Varr would soon learn that a social parasite called Hexus (prisoner aboard the Marvel) has been unleashed upon the Earth and become a sentient corporation that was bent on taking over the entire world. Noh-Varr would clash with the forces of the Hexus until he would succeed in destroying it by accessing it's corporate secrets and providing them to it's competitors, crushing it as a business and subsequently destroying it.[5]

Dr. Midas, still seeking out the cosmic ray engine of Noh-Varr's ship would send his daughter: Oubliette Midas, the Exterminatrix, to capture him. Her assault on him was successful and she would turn him over to her father for a violent interrogation. However, she would soon have a change of heart when Noh-Varr had seen her true face and find her attractive, freeing him from her father's clutches and returning him to his ship.[6] Midas tracked them down via a tracking device in the Exterminatrix's mask and send one of the Dark Dimension's Mindless Ones that he had in his possession to destroy them while he attempted to claim the star drive. Exterminatrix was successful in decapitating the creature while Noh-Varr clashed with Midas, who had just used the cosmic ray drive to mutate himself into the Cosmic Man.[7] In the final clash between Noh-Varr and Midas, the Exterminatrix, who used the head of the Mindless One to seemingly destroy her father, would aid Noh-Varr. S.H.I.E.L.D. agents surrounded Noh-Varr's ship, taking him into custody. The Exterminatrix started a reign of terror demanding Noh-Varr's release but she would end up being captured an incarcerated in the Raft. Noh-Varr was imprisoned in the Cube where he declared war on the human race and vow to make the planet Earth part of the Kree Empire.[8]

Incarceration & Break-Out

During his incarceration Noh-Varr was briefly visited by the members of the Illuminati who tried to change Noh-Varr's mind and told him to earn his freedom and no longer pursuing his attack on the planet.[9]

During the Superhuman Civil War, Maria Hill, then Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., visited the Cube and ordered the warden to send Noh-Varr after the Runaways. Noh-Varr attacked them and the Young Avengers, breaking Xavin's neck and taking down all of the other members. The Vision managed to phase his arm into Noh-Varr's chest, but Noh-Varr tore it away and took Wiccan, Hulkling, Karolina, and Xavin back to the Cube with him. The Vision's arm began to interface with his body, which began making some problems. The combined forces of the Runaways and Young Avengers broke into the Cube to free their teammates, and Noh-Varr was deployed to stop them. Victor, knowing that the feedback of touching the Vision caused them both to have seizures, grabbed Noh-Varr, which freed him from the warden's mental control. Noh-Varr then took control of the Cube.[10]

Secret Invasion

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Noh-Varr protects the Earth during the Skrull Invasion

During the Skrull Invasion, the Cube's systems and Plex II (assembled from Plex's remains) were turned off by a Skrull computer virus.[11][12] Escaping the prison, Noh-Varr came across the fallen body of Khn'nr, who was impersonating the Kree hero Captain Marvel. As Khn'nr lay dying, he asked Noh-Varr to save Earth.[13][14] Inspired, Noh-Varr made his way to New York City and participated in the battle against the Skrull invaders, helping to turn the tide.[15] When the battle had ended, Noh-Varr returned to his cell in the Cube.[16]

Dark Avengers

Recruiting a new team of "Avengers", Norman Osborn came to Noh-Varr in the Cube and recruited him to join his Avengers as a new Captain Marvel.[2] After their first mission in taking on Morgan le Fay, Noh-Varr slept with teammate Karla Sofen, aka Moonstone. However, he was shocked when he learned from her that most of these Avengers were composed of criminals pretending to be heroes.[17] He then abandoned the team.[18] He left his gun behind, which was taken by Lindy Reynolds, who used it to "kill" Sentry.[19]

Noh-Varr was sent to capture the World facility. He warned Wolverine of Osborn's plan and Wolverine suggested they team up.[20]

After leaving Osborn's employ, he was attacked by the Sentry, but escaped.[3]

Noh-Varr fled to an abandoned building with one of many Kree communicators he had secretly built during his time on Earth, as attempts to contact the Kree Supreme Intelligence. A holographic message left by the Supreme Intelligence told Noh-Varr that the actions of the Skrulls during Secret Invasion had left Earth in more danger than ever before and that he was the planet's new Protector. The Supreme Intelligence then granted him the power needed to carry out his mission in the form a set of Nega-Bands, more advanced than the ones worn by Captain Marvel. The bands also provided him with a new costume and prevented the Dark Avengers from detecting his presence.[3]

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As Protector

Noh-Varr was observed by Captain America (Bucky) and Steve Rogers, who were trying to determine if he could be a potential ally against Osborn.[3]

Heroic Age

During the aftermath of the Siege of Asgard and Osborn's fall, Protector was seeing battling Titanium Man when he was recruited by the Avengers to build a time machine as they needed one at the time. The machine was a failure, and many parts of other timelines were brought to this one. He, Iron Man, Captain America, and travel to the future, the rest of the team stays in the present to control the situation.[21] In the aftermath, Protector permanently joined the Avengers and stayed with them during treats like the return of the Hood and the Serpent's attack.[22]

Avengers Vs. X-Men

While preparing for a mission to space to intercept and contain the Phoenix Force, Noh-Varr was given a mission by the Supreme Intelligence of this universe Kree Empire to deliver it to them.[23]

Along Carol Danvers, he witnessed Mar-Vell's return and joined him (controlled) in his task of killing the Avengers, and was shocked when freed from that control, having seen back his friends' death.[24]

After departure and crafting said holding device to capture the Phoenix, the Secret Avengers had an almost fatal encounter with said entity that sent them and their ship careening into the sun. Thanks to some quick thinking by Thor, the team narrowly avoided oblivion, and Beast was able to achieve a clipping of its wing for the main team back on Earth. However, prior to his mission briefing, Protector had betrayed his fellow Avengers, and stole the sample their team needed to impede the Phoenix's approach towards Earth and delivered it to the Kree on Hala.[25]

After learning from the Intelligence that the Kree had little to no intention of helping Earth survive annihilation at the Phoenix's hands, he rebelled and stole back the container holding the Phoenix's essence while dodging a bunch of angry Kree Soldiers. After the Avengers finally caught up with him after nearly escaping certain death again thanks to their Ex-Avenger's tampering with the guidance system of their ship, they were no more pleased with him than Protector's fellow Kree.

After having the sample taken from him, Noh-Varr pleaded with the Avengers saying he could fix things, but Beast viciously rebuked him snarling that if he ever dared to set foot back on Earth again, he would kill him. After repeating himself again, Ms. Marvel also rebuked him with a harsh photon charged finger flick into a wall behind him, telling him fixing betrayal is impossible. That said the Avengers left the Kree Empire homeworld with Kree sample in tow, leaving Noh-Varr stranded on Hala against a planet full of Kree soldiers. Add insult to injury he was left mostly powerless, his Nega-Bands were taken back from him, thus stripping him of his protector abilities and costume. Noh-Varr was last seen running for his life from an entire garrison of Accusers and Sentry troops.[26]

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Young Avengers

As he didn't wanted to leave Earth, Noh-Varr established a satellite base in the orbit, and also started a relationship with young heroine Hawkeye, leaving his identity of Protector away.[27]


Noh-Varr is an alternate universe Kree warrior, enhanced with cockroach DNA and nanobiology, He has demonstrated enhanced physical capabilities well beyond that of either normal humans or standard Kree.

Superhuman Strength: Noh-Varr is incredibly strong. His strength is greater than that of the average Kree male (whom can press lifting approximately 2 tons) and far exceeds that of a human being. Noh-Var can lift 25 tons.

Superhuman Speed: He is very fast; his top speed is at around 150mph [28], exceeding most conventional vehicles, it enables him to walk up walls defying gravity.

Superhuman Agility: Noh-Varr's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are all enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete. this coupled with his speed and reflexes allowed him to outmaneuver Oubliette while riding her bullet bike.

Superhuman Durability: Noh-Varr has a triple jointed musculature structure, which is much more durable than that of an average human being or Kree; he is capable of withstanding injuries of all types and impacts that would kill both of either race.

Superhuman Stamina: He is capable of running at peak capacity for an undefined period of time.

Superhuman Reflexes: Noh-Varr's reaction time is high enough to dodge bullets and laser fire with ease.

Nanobot Injection: Noh-Varr was injected by the Kree with nanobots in his bloodstream enabling him to reroute pain sensations. His saliva triggers hallucinations to anyone that it comes into contact with. If interacting or physically interfaced with technology foreign to his system he can exert control over it at will.[29]

Mental Control Over Body: He can control his body's growth, and adrenaline bursts enabling him to grow or solidify his hair at will and enter a "White Run" mode to where he is capable of ignoring any distractions while moving at his fastest doing whatever means necessary to accomplish his goals.

  • This mental control include a total control over his brain: For example, he was able to redirect pain to his auditive cortex to avoid pain.[1]

Wall-Crawling: He has insect DNA infused into his body, so can walk on walls and ceilings with ease.

Super hearing: He also has a layer of tympanic membrane covering his skin, allowing to pick up sound more effectively.

Energy Projection: Noh-Varr has been shown to be able to manipulate the energy around him to fire out semi powerful blast of energy from his fist. It is believed to be an extention of his grenade nails.

Grenade and poisonous nails: Due to the nano technology in his system and the genetic augmentations he underwent, Noh-Varr can extend his fingernails singly or all digits into razor sharp bombs with enough explosive force. A single nail can shatter thick skinned adversaries as well as damage the surrounding environment. He also used his nails to poison dimensional traveler Lyra when she attacked New York searching for Norman Osborn.[30]

Power Inheritance: It has been stated many times in the comics that Noh Varr might inherit his father's abilities. This is proven by the manifestation of his energy projection Power.


Skilled Combatant: Noh-Varr is very skilled in armed and unarmed combat utilizing extreme athletics and limited gymnastics. He is capable of fending off multiple opponents at once.

Skilled Marksman: He is an excellent sharpshooter.

Skilled Pilot: He can pilot all types of "Kree" designed aircrafts.

Strength level

Class 25, Noh-Varr can press lift 25 tons.[31]


  • His alien metals lined super-dense costume
  • Pocket Battlefield: Noh-Varr's second most used device is called the Pocket Battlefield. It appeared as a pink square which would expand and take in anyone in the area. The battlefield is able to be one of 9 different settings each having its own physics. Noh-Varr explained to Lyra that while in the Battlefield, he controls all ten of its axis. It shifts whoever enters it into a pocket dimension with its own specialized physics.[30] He's seen using it again to keep the Asterion he and the Inhuman Royals've commandeered from crashing into a fiery wreck with them still on it treating the falling, screaming damaged heap like a superball.[32]


The Marvel: A ship equipped with Kirby engines and the Plex omnichronal bio computer system, allowing to travel and navigate across the vast infinity of the Multiverse. Internal defenses include the Helicoptera; insectoid shaped mini-bots with knife edged propeller like wings that could fly at incredible speeds eviscerating anything in their path.


  • Gauntlets: Noh-Varr has had various weapons and gadgets that he has gained from the ship, the Marvel. The most famous of his tools is his gauntlet that is able to transform into various shapes. He usually has it take the form of some sort of gun. It is able to fire various blast, most commonly, a plasma blast. This blast can be a simple concussive blast to a blast that can destroy buildings. Recently, Lindy Reynolds had taken Noh-Varr's gun and turned it on her husband, Sentry. The blast was strong enough to burn Sentry's face down to his bones. Once while fighting Lyra, he formed his gauntlet into a bladed weapon.[30] He has also used them to block attacks, like Kate Bishop's arrow.[33]
  • Replicator Mines: A weapon Noh-Varr used in his assault on the world, their Kree weapons that duplicate across a wide radius casing untold destruction. it was used as a gun ammunition for his gauntlet blaster.[5]
  • KreeTech Nunchaku: Kree modeled device based off an earth born armament, they are two weighted stick lengths tethered by an energized cable line which reach great distances. Noh-Varr mainly used them while in closed quarters during battle.[20]
  • Composite Soul-Bow: Another armament molded after a man made invention. Discharges violet hued energy in the shape of quivers.[34]

Discover and Discuss


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Dark Avengers #1
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Dark Avengers Annual #1
  4. Marvel Boy Vol 2 #2
  5. 5.0 5.1 Marvel Boy Vol 2 #3
  6. Marvel Boy Vol 2 #4
  7. Marvel Boy Vol 2 #5
  8. Marvel Boy Vol 2 #6
  9. New Avengers: Illuminati Vol 2 #4
  10. Civil War: Young Avengers and Runaways #2-4
  11. Secret Invasion #1
  12. Secret Invasion Who Do You Trust? #1
  13. Secret Invasion #6
  14. Mighty Avengers #19
  15. Secret Invasion #7-8
  16. Secret Invasion #8
  17. Dark Avengers #5
  18. Dark Avengers #6
  19. Dark Avengers #9
  20. 20.0 20.1 Dark Reign: The List - Wolverine #1
  21. Avengers Vol 4 #2-6
  22. Avengers Vol 4 #7-17
  23. Avengers Vol 4 #25
  24. Secret Avengers #26-28
  25. Avengers Vol 4 #26
  26. 26.0 26.1 Avengers Vol 4 #27
  27. Young Avengers Vol 2 #1
  28. Dark Reign the list Wolverine, OHOTMU profile
  29. Civil War: Young Avengers and Runaways #4
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Savage She-Hulk Vol 2 #4
  31. Dark Reign the list Wolverine, OHOTMU profile
  32. Royals #4
  33. Civil War: Young Avengers and Runaways #2
  34. Young Avengers Vol 2 #4
  35. 35.0 35.1 Marvel Knights/Marvel Boy Genesis Edition #1
  36. Young Avengers Vol 2 #11
  37. Kieron Gillen statement
  38. Marvel Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide #2
  39. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 7

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