Type: Divergent Earth
Usual means of access: Presumably vibrational attunement
Dominant Life Form: Humans, the Kree
Significant Inhabitants: Carol Danvers, Captain Mar-Vell, Ronan the Accuser, Sentry#459 l, Medic Una, Colonel Yon-Rogg, Zarek
Significant Locations: A NASA base on Earth
First Appearance: What If? I#17 (October, 1979)
History: (What If? I#17/3) - Soon after arriving on Earth, Captain Mar-Vell of the Kree Militia was attacked by a reactivated Kree Sentry#459, while on the Kree's home planet, Colonel Yon-Rogg was named a traitor by Ronan the Accuser. Instead of going quietly, Yon-Rogg grabbed the Medic, Una, and threatened to kill her unless his plan were to continue uninterrupted. Yon-Rogg then killed the two other Kree soldiers with him and hijacked a vessel to Earth. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Captain Mar-Vell continued to battle Sentry#459, who revealed that its mission was to protect itself by destroying the NASA base that Captain Mar-Vell had landed at. As the battle raged on, Carol Danvers, the base's chief of security, asked Mar-Vell if she could help. Mar-Vell asked her to give him five minutes and then go to the control room and fire whichever missile that the Sentry was closest to. Mar-Vell then continued to battle the Sentry for five minutes, luring it near a missile silo. As the Sentry reached for Mar-Vell one last time, Mar-Vell fired his uni-beam weapon, magnetizing the Sentry's hands to the missile as it took off. The missile took off into space and exploded, deactivating the Sentry.
Realizing that his scheme with the Sentry was now thwarted, Colonel Yon-Rogg piloted his shuttlecraft directly towards Mar-Vell and Carol Danvers. The two dove for cover and Mar-Vell rocketed towards Yon-Rogg's ship using his jetpack and began firing his uni-beam at the craft. Mar-Vell punched Yon-Rogg, claiming that it was his own mad ambition that caused Yon-Rogg to lose everything he held dear. Feigning surrender, Yon-Rogg punched Mar-Vell and prepared to destroy him using Mar-Vell's own uni-beam, but suddenly, Yon-Rogg began to gasp for air. Yon-Rogg suffocated and Mar-Vell thought to himself that Yon-Rogg must have forgotten to take the breathing serum before exiting his craft. Before Mar-Vell could get back to his ship, he was interrupted by the arrival of Ronan the Accuser, who had arrived to sentence Yon-Rogg. Sometime later, when Mar-Vell returned to his Kree Starship, he was hailed by Imperial Minister Zarek, who explained that Mar-Vell was to study the beings of Earth and neutralize them, should they become a threat. Zarek then promoted Mar-Vell to Colonel and Mar-Vell thanked the Minister for his promotion. With Una at his side, Mar-Vell explained to her that his loyalties lay with the empire and that should the Earthlings prove to be a menace, then let them beware.
Comments: Created by Steven Grant, Carmine Infantino, Chic Stone, and Pablo Marcos.
This reality diverged from the events in Marvel Super-Heroes II#12 (December, 1967) & #13 (March, 1968).
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Captain Mar-Vell was a member of the Kree military who traveled to Earth to study the humans, and eventually neutralize them if they became a threat to the Kree. Following an attempt on his life by Colonel Yon-Rogg which resulted in Yon-Rogg's death, Captain Mar-Vell was promoted to Colonel. He then spoke with Una, his lover, and told her that the Earthlings should beware if they ever threatened the Kree.
-- What If? I#17/3
Colonel Yon-Rogg was a Colonel in the Kree military who hated Mar-Vell for winning the heart of the Kree Medic, Una. Yon-Rogg plotted against Mar-Vell, sending a long-dormant Kree Sentry to destroy Mar-Vell on Earth, which Mar-Vell eventually overcame. Following the defeat of the Sentry, Yon-Rogg attempted to engage Mar-Vell in battle, but ended up suffocating due to his failure to ingest the breathing serum before leaving his craft. After his death, Captain Mar-Vell was promoted to Colonel in Yon-Rogg's place.
-- What If? I#17/3 (#17d,
What If? I#17, front cover (Captain Mar-Vell attacking humans)
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What If? I#17 (October, 1979) - Steven Grant (writer), Carmine Infantino (pencils), Chic Stone (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
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