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Powers: Carol Danvers has had a variety of powers during her tenure as a super-heroine. In her original incarnation, as Ms. Marvel, Danvers was host of a number of super-powers, including: super-strength, flight, nigh-invulnerability, the ability to breath in space and access to a seventh-sense (akin to precognition).
However, these abilities were stolen from Carol by the mutant, Rogue. For a time, Carol was powerless, but retained the superhuman characteristics her body had undergone due to her exposure to Kree science. This meant that her body was at the peak of the human physique. What would do serious harm to a regular human would be minor to Carol. This was illustrated in Uncanny X-Men #158, where Carol fought the Starjammers in mock combat.
Carol was subjected to Brood technology that involved "evolutionary modification". This process, while extremely painful, restored Carol's powers and enhanced their potential to an incredible degree. Danvers regained her original powers, but also gained the ability to tap into a white hole, which allowed for extremely fast travel and the power to fire energy blasts. When using these new powers, Carol's skin turned red and her hair went on fire. With these new powers, Carol took on a new name: Binary.
Binary continued to have access to her powers, until the star she tapped into started to destablize. Shortly, Carol's powers started waning as her connection to the star weakened. At the time of Avengers #4 (vol. 3), Binary (now Warbird) could not access her Binary form (red skin & fire hair), nor could she reach power levels at the degree she had previously been handling. In essense, Danvers had regressed to her Ms. Marvel powers, but with one exception: she could fire energy blasts.
Origin: Carol Susan Jane Danvers was a Boston born woman, who joined the Air Force at the age of 18. There, she met Michael Rossi, who would later become a love interest and fellow secret agent. Danvers' records showed that she was excellent in teh field of military intelligence. During this period of her life, Carol was captured by the KGB. She was rescued by Rossi and a man named Logan (who later was the X-Man, Wolverine). Danvers was an associate of Nick Fury, director of SHIELD.
Carol became the youngest NASA security chief in US history. It was
there that she encountered Mar-vell, a Kree captain, who was attempting
to save Earth from the Kree. In one of his battles, a Kree Psyche-Magnitron
exploded, which caused radiation to flow through Mar-vell to Danvers.
For a while, Danvers had not realized that she had gained super-human
powers, as well as the fighting skill of a seasoned Kree warrior.
This encounter with Rogue left Carol a mindless shell. It was only due to Professor Charles Xavier's telepathic powers that Carol is able to have any memories of her prior life. Powerless and emotionally scarred, Carol teamed up with the X-Men as an associate. In their encounter with the Brood, Carol regained her powers and more after being tested on by the Brood. She became Binary and nearly joined the X-Men. However, when she found out Xavier had allowed Rogue to join the team, she left to join the Starjammers.