Real Name: Martinex T'Naga
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The ability to generate heat and cold
Martinex T'Naga is a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. Most of Martinex's adventures take place in an alternate future as a member of the 31st century Guardians of the Galaxy.
In their future, Earth had colonized several planets in its solar system, including Pluto. Martinex was born on Pluto, although it was later revealed his ancestors were from the continent of Africa on Earth.
He grew up to become a scientist. Like the other Pluvians, Martinex's body was completely covered by facets that were crystaline in appearance. This design was so that the Pluvians could withstand the extreme temperatures of their world. Martinex could also emit heat and cold from his hands. Martinex became the last surviving Pluvian after the Badoon exterminated all the other Pluvians. Martinex escaped the Badoon and teamed with Vance Astro, a human astronaut from the 20th century, Charlie-27, a Jovian, and Yondu, from Alpha Centauri, to fight the Badoon as the Guardians of the Galaxy. Eventually, the Guardians drove the Badoon from Earth and Martinex later became the team's reluctant leader.
While looking for the shield of Captain America, the Guardians came into conflict with a team of superhumans known as Force. Martinex was badly injured by a member of Force known as Brawl. Much of the crystals that covered Martinex's body were shattered, but Martinex recovered with the help of fellow Guardian Starhawk. All of the exterior crystals on Martinex fell away, leaving Martinex with a new crystaline appearance, one that was less faceted, and somewhat purple in tone.
Eventually, Martinex left the team to form a larger version of the Guardians, known as the Galactic Guardians. The Galactic Guardians were initially made up of alternate future versions of Wonder Man, Firelord, the Vision, and Ghost Rider. Martinex would later return to the Guardians of the Galaxy. The adventures of Martinex and his fellow Guardians after the end of their 1990s self-titled series have yet to be revealed.
First Appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes (1967) #18
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#4 Astonishing Tales (1970)
- 'Damon Dran to Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg, & Holliway'
#29 Avengers (2010)
- 'Earth Shall Overcome'
#4 Fantastic Four (1961)
- 'The Brave...and the Bold'
Fantastic Four Roast (1982)
#1 Fun and Games Magazine (1979)
- 'When Titans Chuckle!'
Galactic Guardians (1994)
#1 Giant-Size Defenders (1974)
- 'Amid the Encircling Gloom!'#2
- 'I Have Loved the Stars Too Fondly to Be Fearful of the Night'#3
- 'Let Him Who Desires Peace Prepare for War'#4
- 'What's Past is Prologue'
#5 Guardians of the Galaxy (1990)
- 'Eelar Moves in Mysterious Ways!'
Annual 01Annual 01 (Newsstand Edition)Annual 02 Guardians of the Galaxy (2008)
- 'The System Bytes Part 4: Riders on the Storm'#1
- 'But Are They Ready For...Taserface'#2
- 'The Stark Truth!'#3
- 'Split Decision'#4
- '...And Then Came Firelord!'#5
- 'A Force To Reckon With!'#6
- 'And To The Victor... The Shield'#7
- 'That's No Lady That's Malevolence! The Secret of Knowledge!'#8
- 'Down Time'#9
- '...And Rancor Is Her Name-O!'#10
- 'Tell Them The Overmen Are Here!'#11
- 'The Once And Future Phoenix'#12
- 'Nothing Like A Little Overkill'#13
- 'Spirit Of Vengeance'#14
- 'Hallowed Be Thy Name.'#15
- 'The Power Of... The Protege'#16
- 'Should One Of Us Fall!'#17
- 'The Gentleman's Name Is Talon!'#20
- 'Major Victory'#24
- 'The Coming Of The Keeper!'#25
- 'And Now...Galactus'#26
- 'The (Secret) Origin Of The Guardians Of The Galaxy'#34
- 'A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Guardians Of The Galaxy'#35
- 'Biological Warfare'#36
- 'Taste The Deathless Life'#37
- 'Time Bears All Its Sons Away'#47
- ' Climb Far, Your Goal The Sky, Your Aim The Star!'#56
- 'Show Me a Hero and I Will Write You a Tragedy'#57
- 'Evil Draws Men Together'#62
#7 Guardians Of The Galaxy (2013)
- 'No Future'#16
- 'Earth, Overcome'#18
- 'Other Worlds, Other Wars'#25
Kostajat / The Avengers (2011)
Marvel Comic-Stars (1981)
#9 Marvel Presents (1975)
- 'Der Mächtige Thor und die Spinne'
#3 Marvel Super-Heroes (1967)
- 'Just Another Planet Story!'#4
- 'Into the Maw of Madness!'#5
- 'Planet of the Absurd!'#6
- 'The Topographical Man'#7
- 'Embrace the Void!'#8
- 'Once Upon a Time... the Silver Surfer!'#9
- 'Breaking Up is Death to Do!'#10
- 'Death-Bird Rising!'#11
- 'At War With Arcturus!'#12
- 'The Shipyard of Deep Space!'
#18 Marvel Team-Up (1972)
- 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
#86 Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
- 'Story of the Year!'
#5 Marvel-Comic-Sonderheft (1980)
- 'Seven Against the Empire!'#61
- 'The Coming of Her!'#69
#6 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
- 'Die Fantastischen Vier und Die Spinne'
Planet Of The Apes (UK) (1974)
Silver Surfer (1987)
The Age of the Sentry (2008)
The Avengers (1963)
#167 The Defenders (1972)
- 'Tomorrow Dies Today!'#168
- 'First Blood'#170
- '... Though Hell Should Bar the Way!'#175
- 'The End... and the Beginning!'#177
- 'The Hope... and the Slaughter!'#181
- 'On the Matter of Heroes!'
#26 The New Warriors (1990)
- 'Savage Time!'#27
- 'Three Worlds to Conquer!'#28
- 'My Mother, the Badoon!'#29
- 'Let My Planet Go!'#36
- 'A Garden of Earthly Demise!'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
#4 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'D-G: From Dragon Man to Gypsy Moth'#7
- 'M: From Mandarin to Mystique'
#5 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Gardener to the Hulk'
The Sensational She-Hulk (1989)
Uncanny Avengers (2012)
What If? (1977)
- 'What If... The Avengers Had Become the Pawns of Korvac?'
Galactic Guardians (Marvel)
Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel)(Earth-691)
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