carol danvers


even with my back against the wall,
—⠀𝐢⠀𝐝𝐨𝐧'𝐭⠀𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞⠀𝐮𝐩⠀. ⠀⤬ ⠀݁⠀

carol's backstory.

#⠀the⠀life⠀of⠀carol⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀danvers.

( biography )

⠀⠀⁎⠀ ݁  ....⠀carol susan jane danvers, the hero who never saw the light. she was born to her two very loving, working-class parents – marie & joe, and to her two brothers, joe jr. & steve danvers. growing up, carol was closer to her mother given marie stayed home, taking care of the household and her children, while joe was working to make money for the family's well-being. the danvers family seemed like the perfect and affectionate family, but the reality was different. every night joe came home drunk, shouted so loud it woke up the entire household in cold sweat, as they knew what would come next. marie always tried to protect her children no matter what – no matter how hard joe would hit her, she wouldn't let anything happen to her children and it would always result in marie laying on the kitchen floor with a broken bone or a black eye. as carol got older, the abuse coming from her father's side wouldn't stop – he now targeted her more than marie, and the only thing that would make carol forget the pain was her love for space & flying. ever since carol was a little kid, she was obsessed with stars, space and everything related to it. she always wanted to fly – she was a voracious reader, and dreamed of becoming an astronaut one day and visiting distant planets; as a teen she even hitch-hiked to watch the launch at cape canaveral.

a few years passed by and carol got herself her first job as a journalist at the "woman" magazine, that had started her feminist journey and motivated her to finally stand up for herself. when carol graduated from high school at the top of her class, she wanted to go to college, but because joe could only afford to send one of his children to college, he chose carol's brother steve despite carol's superior grades.
"i want to go to 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞. i've been working part-time almost two years now, but i'm still short of the tuition fees. 𝐢 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐚𝐧." carol spoke to her father, trying to prove her point that she 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐬 to be given the chance to get a higher education.
her father barked that carol didn't have to go to college to find a husband. "and my answer is still 𝐧𝐨. we live well, but i'm no millionaire! i can afford to send one of you kids to college, and it's gonna be your brother steve!" carol looked at her brother standing by, "that's not fair!" she yelled at her father, who brushed her off with "life isn't fair, 𝐤𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧."

a few months later when carol turned eighteen years old, she packed her bags and turned her back on her father and joined the air force in order to get her degree. she swiftly ascended through the ranks as "cheeseburger". – later, when steve died in a military action. mourning, she reached out to her family in boston, but they never really mended the fractured relationship with her family. it was during this stint as an air force pilot, and then head of nasa security, as the youngest worker in nasa's history. later the pilot met dr wendy lawson, a scientist working on a special energy core. one day, lawson wanted to try said plane out on a mission, and carol volunteered to go with her – "if there are lives at sake, i will fly the plane." now there they were — dr lawson & warbird on a mission together. carol followed lawson's exact orders, but then carol finally asked where they were flying. "to my laboratory." lawson explained.
"your laboratory? what do you mean?" carol didn't understand – lawson's laboratory was at the air force's headquarters, wasn't it?
all carol got from doc in response was a nervous sight. "is that– wait, what is that? it's not showing up on my radar." carol stated that whatever was following them wasn't on display and thus carol couldn't tell what it was.
"𝐠𝐨, 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐥 – 𝐟𝐥𝐲!" doc ordered, and the warbird did exactly that. she tried to fly away as fast as she could, but whatever was following them was fast — almost faster than the plane carol was piloting. suddenly, the plane following them started shooting at them and that resulted in carol losing control and doing an emergency land.

they landed at a lake below them, but as the plane's wings were broken and most of the plane destroyed from the attack, carol couldn't control the plane for a safe land, and they crashed into a big rock near the lake. the plane was now a wreck – carol danvers got out of her seat as fast as she could to check up on doc, and helped her get out. then, she noticed something weird. lawson's blood was – blue? finally, doc explained what was happening and introduced herself to carol as mar-vell. carol tried to laugh it off with, "i would say you're delusional, but we just got shot down by a space ship and your blood is blue." next carol watched lawson sit up and pull out a gun from under her jacket, and aiming it at the engine, but she got shot before she could shoot at the engine. carol quickly grabbed the gun and kneeled, she aimed the gun to the direction of the shot that killed mar-vell. finally, the killer stepped out of the smoke.
"we have no interest in hurting you," he said as he made his way closer to carol. he was dressed in a green & silver coloured suit with a big star on his chest.
"no? 'cause all the shooting kinda gave me a wrong impression!" carol shouted. the man only said three words in response, "the energy core." carol looked at the man with visible confusion in her face, and still held her arms before her, holding the gun.
"you mean that energy core?" she looked on her right and saw the engine, turned her arms to it's direction and a green explosion left the weapon. carol could hear the man yelling "no!", as she fired from the roscoe — as soon as the bullet hit the engine, everything stopped for a minute.

the core exploded – blue energy rays blinded the soldiers and carol herself, before the core's energy hit the pilot's body. she dropped her weapon as she was slowly carried away by the explosion – it wasn't only an explosion, the energy soaked into carol danvers. she could feel it, all the energy the core held – it was now inside carol's body. her heart stopped, and then started beating very slowly again. her heart was now full of photon energy from the engine, then her hands, arms, her face and whole body felt like she was on fire. her eyes started glowing. the little island they landed on was now glowing too, until everything went dark again. "she absorbed it's power," the space solider said, and decided that they're going to take the pilot with them. in that very moment, 𝐚 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐧.