Real Name: Miriam Sharpe

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Director of Damian's Gift charity

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Brenda, Eric, Harold "Happy" Hogan, Iron Man (Tony Stark), Junior Guardsmen, Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), S.H.I.E.L.D. (Maria Hill, others), Cliff Sloan, Speedball/"Bob Turner" (Robert Baldwin), Trish Tilby, Ultragirl (Susanna Sherman), Leonard Walls, Wolverine (James Howlett)

Enemies: Aftershock (Danielle Blunt), Coldheart (Kateri Deseronto), Cobalt Man (Ralph Roberts), Ember (Jason Pierce), Icemaster (Bradley Kroon), Living Laser (Arthur Parks), New Warriors (Microbe/Zachary Smith Jr, Night Thrasher/Dwayne Taylor, Speedball/Robbie Baldwin), Nitro (Robert Hunter), Sisters of Sin (Sister Agony, Sister Death, Sister Dream, Sister Pleasure), Speedfreek (Joss Shappe), Whirlwind (David Cannon)

Known Relatives: Damian Sharpe (son, deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Stamford, Connecticut

First Appearance: Civil War I#1 (July, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Miriam Sharpe is a talented public speaker, gathering resources and funding and using technology to aid in community resources and passing legislation.

Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 130 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

(Fear Itself: The Home Front#2/1 (fb) - BTS) - Miriam Sharpe grew up in Stamford, CT, with many peers, including Cliff Sloan.

(Civil War I#4 (fb) - BTS) - Miriam saw her son Damian, at age three, choose Iron Man as his favorite super hero.

(Civil War I#1 - BTS) - In pursuit of ratings for their reality show, the New Warriors confronted criminals Coldheart, Cobalt Man, Nitro, and Speedfreek, super-villains on the run in Stamford, CT. In the battle, Nitro detonated, killing hundreds of civilians, including a bus full of children, on which was young Damian.

(Civil War I#1) - At the funeral for the deceased children, Miriam saw Tony Stark there and, knowing he funded the Avengers, was furious. She screamed at him and spit on him before she was pulled away.

(Civil War I#1 - BTS) - Sharpe began organizing public protests against super heroes and advocating for legislation for the proper training of heroes as military operatives by the government. Congress began considering the passing of a Superhuman Registration Act.

(Civil War I#2) - As many heroes got behind the Superhuman Registration Act, Sharpe provided public commentary, stating she was disappointed that Captain America was not on board. Later, the S.H.R.A. passed. Later, Sharpe appeared on a national stage with Tony Stark, in his Iron Man suit, and saw Spider-Man publicly reveal his identity as Peter Parker.

(Civil War I#4) - After Goliath (Bill Foster) was killed in combat while fighting against the S.H.R.A., Miriam Sharpe attended his funeral. There, she approached Stark and Happy Hogan, and stated that Goliath was a criminal who broke the law and died as a result. Then she gave Stark the toy of Iron Man that Damian had played with as a toddler.

(Civil War I#6) - Stark and Reed Richards showed Miriam the new memorial gardens they had built in Stamford in honor of the lost children. Miriam thanked Stark for all his sacrifices to register the super heroes.

(Wolverine III#47) - After hunting down Nitro and taking down some of those seeking to profit off of the Stamford disaster, Wolverine returned to Stamford, where he told Miriam Sharpe that he didn't regret any of his recent actions.

(Civil War I#7) - After the war between the heroes ended, the registration and military of training of heroes in the Fifty State Initiative became the new normal. Sharpe visited Stark on the Helicarrier, learning he was the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D., and, after sending Maria Hill to get coffee, he shared with Sharpe some of his ideas for changing the world, including making a new prison, 42, in the Negative Zone.

(Invincible Iron Man I#17 (fb) - BTS) - Sharpe was appointed a spokesperson for the Victims of Superhuman Violence Foundation.

(Invincible Iron Man I#17) - Sharpe appeared on the television show, the Viewpoint, with hosts Brenda and others, and she provided commentary on Maya Hansen's relationship with Iron Man. Sharpe considered Hansen a criminal.

(New Warriors IV#7) - Sitting with Ms. Marvel, Miriam saw Iron Man announce that Ultragirl was in charge of the new training program, the Junior Guardsmen. At the press conference, when questions about the New Warriors were asked, Ultragirl fumbled as Sharpe watched.

(Fear Itself: The Home Front#1/1 (fb) - BTS) - Sharpe watched as the Skrulls invaded, corrupting the Initiative, which was then handed over to Norman Osborn, who corrupted it once again. After Osborn was jailed, Sharpe heard that Speedball was now an instructor for new recruits at Avengers Academy. Miriam set up a foundation called Damian's Gift, staffed by people like Leonard, and she focused on getting aid to those who were ready to help themselves.

(Fear Itself: The Home Front#2/1 (fb) - BTS) - Sharpe staffed Damian's Gift with many of her peers, including Leonard, Eric, and Cliff Sloan.

(Fear Itself: The Home Front#1/1) - Sharpe got on the news with Trish Tilby and openly criticized Speedball, as well as Iron Man for not keeping his promises to her. She met "Bob Turner" (secretly Speedball), a volunteer at Damian's Gift, and she was immediately suspicious of him, watching him closely as he participated in all kinds of service acts over the next few weeks. Realizing the truth, Sharpe slapped Speedball at Damian's Gift and, in tears, asked him how he could do this. One of the other volunteers attacked Speedball with a baseball bat, activating Speedball's powers.

(Fear Itself: The Home Front#2/1 (fb) - BTS) - As the fight deescalated, Cliff Sloan ended up in the hospital.

(Fear Itself: The Home Front#2/1) - Sharpe sent Eric away, then she confronted Speedball, then they saw news that criminals had broken out from the Raft. Icemaster, Living Laser, Whirlwind, Ember, and Aftershock attacked Stamford, and Sharpe was reluctant to let Speedball respond until she saw civilians in danger. When the criminals fled after fighting Speedball, civilians including Eric and Henry attacked Speedball, but Sharpe drew a rifle to scare them off.

(Fear Itself: The Home Front#3/1) - Sharpe confronted Phil, Jack, and others who were angry she was standing up for Speedball. As reports of violence and chaos around the planet came in, Speedball wanted to rush to the students of Avengers Academy, but Sharpe made him promise to use the dimensional doorways of the Avengers' Infinite Mansion to help small communities that were in trouble. Speedball agreed. Sharpe followed his adventures in Salem, Missouri, and St. John's, Newfoundland, and she did her best to provide advice and support remotely.

(Fear Itself: The Home Front#4/1) - Sharpe was horrified to see online that St. John's had been wiped out.

(Fear Itself: The Home Front#5/1) - Sharpe continued following the devastating news around the country when Speedball sent her inspiring images of regular civilians pitching together to help each other. Inspired, Miriam put out a public statement about civilians gathering together to help each other, as Leonard recorded her.

(Fear Itself: The Home Front#6/1) - Sharpe and Leonard kept broadcasting hopeful messages for hours, then the Sisters of Sin attacked them, taking Sharpe hostage at Damian's Gift. The Sisters cut Sharpe's face and recorded her crying and screaming as they broke Leonard's arm. Speedball attacked and Sharpe escaped, hitting Sister Pleasure over the head with a chair during the following fight. Sister Agony hit Speedball and Sharpe with visions of their greatest shames, and Sharpe had memories of raising and losing Damian, causing her to scream out and collapse. The civilians of Stamford rushed in to help fight back.

(Fear Itself: The Home Front#7/1) - Sharpe helped defeat Sister Agony and Sister Dream with thrown punches as she thought about her effort to keep Damian's spirit alive with her foundation. She hugged Speedball tightly as the villains were defeated. That night, a memorial was held for casualties in Stamford, and Speedball asked for Sharpe's consent to attend. She explained to him that she knew he was a good man and that she forgave him, but that she did not absolve him of his responsibilties regarding the death of her son. She invited Speedball to return to Stamford anytime, but explained she couldn't be around him.

Comments: Created by Mark Millar, Steve McNiven, and Dexter Vines.

This profile was completed 3/17/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Chadman.

Miriam Sharpe has no known connections to:

Damian Sharpe

(Civil War I#4 (fb) - BTS) - Miriam saw her son Damian, at age three, choose Iron Man as his favorite super hero.

(Civil War I#1 - BTS) - In pursuit of ratings for their reality show, the New Warriors (Microbe/Zachary Smith Jr, Night Thrasher/Dwayne Taylor, Speedball/Robbie Baldwin) confronted criminals Coldheart (Kateri Deseronto), Cobalt Man (Ralph Roberts), Nitro (Robert Hunter), and Speedfreek (Joss Shappe), super-villains on the run in Stamford, CT. In the battle, Nitro detonated, killing hundreds of civilians, including a bus full of children, on which was young Damian.

(Fear Itself: The Home Front#1/1 (fb) - BTS) - Sharpe set up a foundation in Damian's name, calling it Damian's Gift.

--Civil War I#1 ([Civil War I#4 (fb)], [1], Fear Itself: The Home Front#1/1

images: (without ads)
Fear Itself: The Home Front#2/1, p15, pan1 (main)
Civil War I#1, p14, pan2 (face)
Fear Itself: The Home Front#6/1, p15, pan2 (Damian Sharpe)

Civil War I#1-2 (July-August, November, 2006) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve McNiven (penciler), Dexter Vines (inker), Molly Lazer (editor)
Civil War I#4 (October, 2006) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve McNiven (penciler), Dexter Vines (inker), Molly Lazer (editor)
Civil War I#6 (December, 2006) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve McNiven (penciler), Dexter Vines (inker), Molly Lazer (editor)
Wolverine III#47 (December, 2006) - Marc Guggenheim (writer), Humberto Ramos (penciler), Carlos Cuevas (inker), Axel Alonso (editor)
Civil War I#7 (January, 2007) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve McNiven (penciler), Dexter Vines, John Dell, Tim Townsend (inkers), Molly Lazer (editor)
Invincible Iron Man I#17 (June, 2007) - Charles Knauf (writer), Roberto De La Torre (penciler), Jon Sibal (inker), Joe Quesada (editor)
New Warriors IV#7 (February, 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Jon Malin (penciler), Victor Olazaba (inker), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Mighty Avengers I#8 (April, 2008) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Danny Miki, Allen Martinez, Victor Olazaba (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fear Itself: The Home Front#1/1-7/1 (June-December, 2011) - Christos Gage (writer), Mike Mayhew (artist), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)

First Posted: 09/30/2021
Last updated: 09/29/2021

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™  and © 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at:

Special Thanks to www.g-mart.com for hosting the Appendix, Master List, etc.!

Back to Characters