"Be what you are"
(Julius Charles Hare and Agustus William Hare, Guesses at Truth)
Over the years, many comic book heroes and villains have changed their secret identity - either since the hero (or villain, for that matter) abandoned his secret life and took up a new guise, the hero (or villain) was killed or had retired and a new heir took up his old guise, or by a massive re-writing of the world's history (The Crisis of Infinite Earths, Zero Hour, Age of Apocalypse, Onslaught, etc.). In this article I have attempted to collect them all. Obviously, this task is impossible, and this collection is far from complete. I would appreciate any submission, corrections or comments you may have - just drop me an e-mail.
Abomination (Marvel Comics)
The original Abomination was Emil Blonsky. After being atomized by The Hulk (in Hulk #287), his body is reconstituted with the mind of Romulus Augustilus, until Blonsky finally regains control of it. In the Ultimates universe, Chang Lam is The Abomination.
Air-Wave (DC Comics)
The first Air-Wave was Larry Jordan (first appeared in Detective Comics #60). After his death, his son Harold became the next Air-Wave.
Amazing-Man (DC Comics)
The original Amazing-Man was Will Evert (first appeared in All-Star Squadron #23). Years later, his grandson, also named Will became the second Amazing-Man (first appeared in Justice League America #86).
American Eagle (Marvel Comics)
The original American Eagle was James Dore Sr., who retired after World War II. His son, James Jr. later took his mantle.
Andromeda (Marvel Comics)
Two distinct characters in the Marvel Universe have gone by the name Andromeda. One is a member of the Homo mermanus race, and the other is a member of the Pantheon.
Angel (Marvel Comics)
The first Angel to appear in the Marvel Universe was Thomas Halloway, back in the day of Timely Comics. The second, and most known, Angel was Warren Worthington III. Much later, after he changed his name to Archangel, and a new girl named Angel Salvatore (first appeared in The New X-Men #118) took the name Angel and joined the team. The 1602 Angel is Werner Worthington. In X-Men: Fairy Tales, Angel is the pheasant Tenshi.
Angelus (Top Cow Comics)
The Angelus has been passed from wielder to wielder for generations.
Ant-Man (Marvel Comics)
A original Ant-Man was Hank Pym. The second Ant-Man was Scott Lang who broke into Hank's home and stole the Ant-Man costume so he could free Dr. Erica Sondheim and save his daughter's life. Scott intended to return the costume and turn himself in when he was done, but Hank allowed him to keep the costume permitted he put it to lawful use. The current Ant-Man is Eric O'Grady, who stole the suit from Pym's lab.
Apocalypse (Marvel Comics)
The Apocalypse of the normal Marvel Universe continuity is En Sabah Nur. Ultimate Apocalypse is Nathaniel Essex.
Aquarius (Marvel Comics)
The first Aquarius was Darren Bentley (first appeared in Avengers #72), who got his powers from the devil Slifer, who later killed him. The second was Zachary Drebb (first appeared in Iron Man #184), who was killed by the android Zodiac who later took his identity.
Arachne (Marvel Comics)
The first Arachne was Jessica Drew, who stoped using this name after leaving HYDRA. The current Arachne is Julia Carpenter.
Ariel (Marvel Comics)
The first Ariel was Kitty Pryde, although she only used this name for a short while. The second is an alien from The Coconut Grove, who first appeared in Fallen Angels #1.
Aries (Marvel Comics)
The first Aries was Marcus Lassiter, who first appeared in Avengers #72 and was killed in Avengers #82. The second was Grover Raymond (first appeared in Avengers #120) who died as a result of merging with the alien Lucifer. The identity of the third Aries (first appeared in Iron Man #184) was never revealed, but he was killed by the android Zodiac.
Atom (DC Comics)
The original Atom was Al Prat from the JSA (first appeared in All-American Comics #19), who was killed by Extant. The second Atom was Ray Palmer wrom JLA (first appeared in Showcase #34), who is now retired. For a whil during his retirement, Adam Cray (first appeared in Suicide Squad Vol. 1 #44) filled in for him, until he was killed by a shrunken villain.
Astra (Marvel Comics)
Astra is the name of two unrelated characters in the Marvel Universe - a member of Shi'ar Imperium's Imperial Guard (first appeared in X-Men #107), and a teleporter from the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #366 ).
Azrael (DC Comics)
The mantle of Azrael has been passed from father to son for hundreds of years. The current Azrael is Jean Paul Valley, who inherited the role of Azrael from his father Ludovic (as seen in Azrael Annual #1).
Baron Blood (Marvel Comics)
The first Baron Blood was John Falsworth, who gained his powers from Dracula. The second Baron Blood was Victor Strange who gained his powers after being resurrected by his brother, Dr. Strange. The third Baron Blood was Kenneth Crichton who gained his powers from Baroness Blood.
Baron Zemo (Marvel Comics)
The original Baron Zemo was Heinrich Zemo who formed the original Masters of Evil in Avengers #6. After his death, his son Helmut took up this name (in Captain America #275).
Batgirl (DC Comics)
The first Batgirl that had ever been seen in DC Comics was Betty Kane, the niece of Kathy Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman. She had four appearances in the 1960's and was deleted from DC history in The Crisis of Infinite Earths. The second Batgirl (and the only one, in most fans' minds) was Barbara Gordon. After her crippling, Helena Bertinelli used the name for a short while, until she was forced to give it up to Cassandra Cain in Legends of the Dark Knight #120. In the movie Batman 4: Batman and Robin, another Batgirl appears - Barbara Wilson, but she isn't considered part of the real DC Comics history.
Batman (DC Comics)
The first and current Batman is of course Bruce Wayne. For a short while after during the Knightquest story-line Jean Paul Valley takes the mantle of Batman after Bruce has his back broken by Bane in Knightfall. Bruce defeated Jean Paul in KnightsEnd and regained the mantle of Batman. For a short time after Zero Hour, Dick Grayson portrayed Batman to Bruce's request. In the animated series Batman Beyond which takes place a few decades into the future, Bruce retired and Terry McGinnis took his place as Batman. In addition, it the very distant future shown in Batman #1,000,000 there will be a different Batman.
Bast (DC Comics)
Two characters in the DC Universe share this name. The first (sometimes called Bastet) is the cat-headed Egyptian goddess of the sun, the moon, cats and love (first appeared in Sandman Vol. 2 #24). The second (first appeared in Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #115) is an animal-headed citizen from the city of Lansinar.
Beacon (Image Comics)
Earth-A's Beacon is Dr. Julia Gardner and Earth-B's Beacon is Scott Martin.
Beast (Marvel Comics)
The best known Beast is of course Dr. Henry Philip "Hank" McCoy, but other variations also exist. The Beast depicted in 1602 is named Hal McCoy, and in X-Men Fairy Tales, Beast appears as the monkey Aoi.
Bedlam (Marvel Comics)
There are three distinct beings in the Marvel Universe who used the name Bedlam. The first was an agent of Department H who first appeared in Alpha Flight #52 and was killed in the following issue. The second is Jesse Aaronson who first appeared in X-Force #82 and was suppossedly killed in Uncanny X-Men #423. The third is Olisa Kabaki who first appeared in Mighty Thor vol. 2 #17.
Beetle (Marvel Comics)
Two characters in the Marvel Universe used the name Beetle. The first was Abner Jenkins who built the original Beetle armor in Strange Tales #123. The second beetle was Leila Davis, who wore a newer version of the Beetle Armor Jenkins designed while working for Commission on Superhuman Activities.
Bizzaro (DC Comics)
The first Bizzaro was created when Professor Dalton accidently fired his duplicating ray at Superboy in Superboy #68. That bizzaro was destroyed by Superboy two issues later. In Action Comics #254 Lex Luthor copies the duplicating ray and fires it on Superman to create the second Bizzaro. He later retired with Bizzaro-Lois to Htrae, where they created numerous copies of themselves. The post crisis Bizaro was created when Luthor tried to duplicate Superman from a sample of his DNA, but fails since his equipment can't handle DNA that is so alien. That Bizzaro finally disintegrates and dies in Superman #88. The current Bizzaro (first appeared in Superman #160) was created by The Joker when Mr. Mxyzptlk gave him a portion of his magical powers, just for fun. In addition, in Superman #181 Bizzaro and Superman temporarily switch bodies.
Black Bishop (Marvel Comics)
The first Black Bishop was Harold Leland who first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #129 and was killed in Uncanny X-Men #209. The second one was Brian Braddock (first appeared in Captian Britain #1). Sebastian Shaw was also The Black Bishop for a short while.
Black Canary (DC Comics)
The original Black Canary was Dinah Drake Lance, a member of the JSA. She first appeared in Flash Comics #86. The second Black Canary is her daughter Dinah Laurel Lance, who first appeared in Justice League of America #75.
Black King (Marvel Comics)
The original Black King was Sebastian Shaw, who was replaced by his son Shinobi after his death. The third Black King was Blackheart, the son of Mephisto.
Black Knight (Marvel Comics)
The original Black Knight was Sir Percy of Scandia, a member of King Arthur's Round Table. During the Twelfth Century, Sir Percy's Descendant called Eobar Garrington took up the guise of The Black Knight and fought in the crusades alongside Richard The Lionheart. The third Black Knight was Nathan Garrett (first appeared in Tales of Astonish #52), a distant descendant of Sir Percy who turned to crime after proving himself unworthy to draw The Ebony Blade. The fourth Black Knight is Dane Garrett Whitman, Nathan's nephew, who has proven himself worthy of carrying the Ebony Blade.
Black Panther (Marvel Comics)
The Black Panther is the ceremonial title given to the chief of the Panther Tribe of Wakanda. Over the years, many people have held this title, incuding T'Chaka and his son, the current Black Panther, T'Challa. At one point, Erik Killmonger defeated T'Challa in ritual combat and earned the title, but went into a coma after eating the heart-shaped herb. Kasper Cole used this identity for a short while before taking up the White Tiger persona. A diiferent Black Panther is showed in the Marvel Knights 2099 storyline.
Black Queen (Marvel Comics)
The first Black Queen was Jean Grey, who was replaced with Selene Gallio. The third was Benazir Kaur.
Black Rook (Marvel Comics)
The first Black Rook was Fredrich von Roehm. The second was Madelyn Pryor. The third was Roberto DaCosta.
Black Widow (Marvel Comics)
Two women trained by the KGB used this code name - Natalia Alianovna Romanova-Shostakova (first appeared in Tables of Suspense #52), and Yelena Belova (first appeared in Black Widow #1) who replaced her.
Blitz (Image Comics)
Earth-A's Blitz is Jimmy Travis and Earth-B's Blitz is Mack Snelling.
Blizzard (Marvel Comics)
Three distinct characters in the Marvel Universe have used this name. The first Blizzard was Gregor Shapanka (first took the name Blizzard in Iron Man #86). The second Blizzard was Donald Gill (first appeared in Iron Man #233), who wears a duplicate of Gregor's battlesuit. The third Blizzard was Randy Macklin (first appeared in Marvel Holiday Special 1992) who started wearing one of Gill's spare suits he was keeping for him.
Blob (Marvel Comics)
The Marvel Universe Blob is Fred Dukes. The Ultimate Blob is Frank Dukes.
Blockbuster (DC Comics)
Mark Desmond (first appearance Detective Comics #345) invented a serum that made him stroger, but almost mindless. He was manipulated by his brother Roland to become the masked villain Blockbuster. He was eventually killed by Brimstone. After his death, his brother Roland took the serum himself and became the second Blockbuster.
Bloodlust (Marvel Comics)
Two distinct characters in the Marvel Universe have used this name. The first was Beatta Dubiel, a member of the Femme Fatales who first appeared in Marvel Comics Presents #48, and was depowered after the Decimation storyline. The second is an evil mutant called Michael Browne.
Bloodsrport (DC Comics)
The first Bloodsport was Robert DuBois. The current one Alex Trent.
Blue Beetle (DC Comics)
The first Blue Beetle was Dan Garrett, who was killed in the destruction of Pago Island (Blue Beetle #18). His college student, Edward "Ted" Kord took up this code name to honor his friend's memory.
Blur (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated characters in the Marvel Universe have used the name Blur - Stanley Stewart and New Universe's Jeffrey John Walters.
Box (Marvel Comics)
The original Box was Dr. Roger Bochs (first appeared in Alpha Flight #1). Jerome Jaxon took control of the Box robot in Alpha Flight #12, but was killed in a fight with Guardian. Later, the Box armor was taken over by the spirit of the dead Alpha Flight member Walter Langkowski. Later, Bochs lost his sanity and Madison Jeffries had to take control over the Box robot to prevent him from harming anyone.
Brainiac (DC Comics)
Several characters have used this name, most noticeably Vril Dox and the current Brainiac Querl Dox.
Brainwave (DC Comics)
The original Brainwave was the super-villain Henry King. The current Brainwave is his son, Hank King Jr.
Brute (DC Comics)
Two beings in the DC Universe share this name - a nightmare who serves Sandman and a memebr of the Cadre.
Brute (Marvel Comics)
Several unrelated characters in the marvel universe went by the name Brute - Hank McCoy from the Mutant-X reality, Reed Richards from Counter Earth, Ben Grimm in an alternate universe depicted in A-Next #11 and a relatively unknown member of The Morlocks.
Bucky (Marvel Comics)
The original Bucky was James Buchanan Barnes (first appeared in Avengers #4), who was thought to be killed by Baron Zemo (in Avengers #56). After his supposed death, Fred Davis was asked to take this name, until he was injured and had to resign in the 1951. In 1953, Jack Monroe found the Super Soldier Serum and became the third Bucky. Howevr, he was not aware of the Vita-Ray process, and became a paranoid criminal, until being stoped by the FBI. After Steve Rogers was revived in the modern age, Rick Jones took the mantle of Bucky by his side for a short while. Lemar Hoskins was Bucky for a short while alongside John Walker as Captain America. In Franklin Richards' Counter-Earth, Rikki Barnes is Bucky.
Bulletgirl (DC Comics)
The Golden Age Bulletgirl was Susan Kent (first appeared in Mary Marvel #8). The current one is Deanna Barr (first appeared in Power of Shazam! #32).
Cable (Marvel Comics)
The mainstream continuity Cable is Nathan Summers. In the Ultimate universe, Cable is a future version of James Howlett.
Captain America (Marvel Comics)
The original Captain America was Steve Rogers (first appeared in Captain America Comics #1. He fell into the arctic waters during a fight with Baron Zemo, and was presumed to be dead. After his disappearance, William Nasland was selected to be the second Captain America. After his death at the hands of Adam II, Jeffrey Mace took one of his spare costumes and became the third Captain America. During the late 1940s and 1950m a school teacher legally changed his name to Steve Rogers and took up the guise of Captain America. However, using the Super Soldier Serum without the Vita-Ray component drove him insane, and his was placed in cryogenic storage. Rogers later resurfaced and reclaimed the identity of Captain America. He left this identity for a while, during which it was took up by Bob Russo, "Scar" Turpin and Roscoe for short periods of time. Rogers later reclaimed the Captain America Mantle, until he was forced to drop it by The Commission for Superhuman Activities, who offered the identity to John Walker. Rogers was later given the Captain America identity back. After his death in the Civil War storyline, Clint Barton takes his mantle, but relinquishes it shortly after, leaving it to James Barnes. In the Marvel Mangaverse reality, Captain America is Carol Danvers. In Truth: Red, White & Black Isaiah Bradley appears as Captain America from an alternate reallity. In the 1944 movie serial (which is considered to be off-continuity), Captain America is the District Attorney Grant Gardner.
Captain Atom (DC Comics)
The real Captain Atom is Nathaniel Christopher Adam (although he also goes by Cameron Scott). In Captian Atom #43, the soul of Henry Yarrow temporarily took over his body.
Captain Marvel (DC Comics)
The name Captain Marvel is shared by Billy Batson and his sister Mary.
Captain Marvel (Marvel Comics)
The original Captain Marvel was the Mar-Vell of the alien race Kree. For a short time he was merged with the human Rick Jones. He finally died of cancer after retiring to Titan. Now, his son Genis-Vell (who also shared a bond with Rick Jones) has taken up this name. In the House of M alternate reality, this name is used by Carol Danvers.
Captain Universe (Marvel Comics)
The Uni-Power has possessed dozens of hosts throught the years, among them Captain Ray Coffin, his son Steve Coffin, Ann Stafford, Clare Dodgson, Monty Walsh, Dr. Stephen Strange, Arcturus Rann, Bruce Banner, Delayne Masters, Evan Swann, Peter Parker, Eddie Price, Laura Kinney, Matt Murdock, Sue Richards, Kallark, Norrin Radd and Gabriel Vargas. In one possible future, The Uni-Power is cloned, and the clone (called the Uni-Alias) animated Death's Head 3.0. In the 26th century, The Uni-Power possesses a Badoon worker named L'Matto.
Carnivore (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated characters in The Marvel Universe used this name - Dick Chalker and Andreas Zorba.
Catwoman (DC Comics)
The "real" Catwoman is of course Selina Kyle. The 2004 feature film Catwoman displayed the character of Patience Philips as being Catwoman, but it is considered off-continuity.
Chance (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated characters used this name - the criminal Nicholas Powell (first appeared in Web of Spider-Man #15) and a young girl from The Fallen Angeles who's identity has not been revealed yet.
Chase (DC Comics)
The original Chase was Cameron Chase (first appeared in Batman #550). In the 853rd century, there is a different Chase, as seen in Chase #1,000,000. Also, it is revealed the the Skull of the 853rd century was once a Chase herself.
Chemistro (Marvel Comics)
The first Chemistro was Curtis Carr who took this identity after inventing The Alchemy Gun. After his defeat he was imprisoned, where Arch Morton beat him into revealing the secret of The Alchemy Gun. Naturally, Arch became the second Chemistro. Much later, Curtis built a new gun, that was stolen by his younger brother Calvin, who became the third Chemistro.
Cheetah (DC Comics)
Three different characters used this name over the years - Priscilla Rich, Deborah Domaine (Proscilla's brainwashed niece), Barbara Minerva and Sebastian Ballesteros.
Chronos (DC Comics)
The first Chronos was David Clinton (first appeared in Atom #3). The second was Gabriel Walker (first appeared in Chronos #1).
Citizen V (Marvel Comics)
The original Citizen V was John Watkins, a British soldier sent to stir-up resistance against the Germans in World War II. He was killed by Heinrich Zemo in Thunderbolts: Distant Rumblings #-1. The second Citizen V was Helmut Zemo who briefly used this name between The Incredible Hulk #449 and Thunderbolts #10. The third Citizen V is the granddaughter of the original Citizen V, and is the grave enemy of The Thunderbolts, who she hates for disgracing her grandfather's name.
Clayface (DC Comics)
The first Clayface was the actor Basil Karlo (first appeared in Detective Comics #40), who had no superpoweres at all. He simply wore a clay mask. The second Clayface, Matt Hagen (first appeared in Detective Comics #298) was the first Clayface to display the shape-shifting powers. He was kiiled by a demin during the Crisis. The third Clayface, Preston Payne (first appeared in Detective Comics #478), got his powers after isolating an enzyme from Hagen's flesh, which unfortunately drove him mad. The forth Clayface was Shondra Fuller (first appeared in Outsiders #21), who got her powers from Kobra.
Colossus (Marvel Comics)
The best knwon Colossus is Piotr Rasputin. The Earth-X Colossus is Nathaniel Essex.
Commando (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated characters in the Marvel Universe used this name - Frank Bohannon and M-Nell of the Imperial Guard.
Computo (DC Comics)
The first Computo was an A.I. created by Brainiac 5 in Adventure Comics #340, and destroyed an issue later. The second Computo is Danielle Foccart from The Legion of Super Heroes.
Corinthian (DC Comics)
The Corinthian was originally creatred by Morpheus as the ultimate nightmare. During Morpheus' absence, he escaped to the waking world and went on a killing spree until finally being destroyed by Morpheus upon his return in Sandman II - A Doll's House. Morpheus recreated him in Sandman IX - The Kindly Ones to find Daniel.
Courier (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated characters in the Marvel Universe used this name - Hans Middlestadt and Jacob Gavin, Jr.
Creeper (DC Comics)
The original Crepper was Madeline "Maddy" Benoir (first appeared in Beware the Creeper Vol. 2 #1). The second Creeper was Jack Ryder (first appeared in Showcase #73).
Crimson Cowl (Marvel Comics)
The original Crimson Cowl was Ultron who used this guise to confuse The Avengers. The second Crimson Cowl was the Avengers' butler Edwin Jarvis. The last Crimson Cowl was Dallas Riordan, as revealed in Thunderbolts #25.
Crimson Dynamo (Marvel Comics)
There have been several characters in the Marvel Universe to wear The Crimson Dynamo (or Krasny Dinamo as it is known in Russian) armor over the years. The original Crimson Dynamo was Professor Anton Vanko (first appeared in Tales of Suspense #46), who also invented the armor. He died while trying to save Iron Man from Boris Turgenev who was sent to kill him and stole the armor, thus becoming the second Crimson Dynamo (in Tales of Suspense #52). The third Crimson Dynamo was Alex Nevsky (also known as Alex Niven), who was Vanko's protégé, who redesigned and improved the armor for the purposes of his own revenge. He was assinated by the KGB (according to the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe ), and the armor was confiscated. The fourth Dynamo was Yuri Petrovich, a KGB assassin who was given the armor, and was stripped of it after defecting to the west. The fifth Dynamo was Dmitri Bukharin, who was also given the armor by the KGB, only to later have it confiscated. The sixth Dynamo was Valentin Shatalov (first appeared in Iron Man #255), who obtained the armor from Bukharin, and was later relieved from his duties as Crimson Dynamo. The seventh Dynamo appeared only briefly, and his identity had never been published. The eighth Dynamo Gennady Gavrilov who found Vanko's old armor. Little is known about the ninth Dynamo, too, who only appeared brifly during the Secret War miniseries. The tenth Crimson Dynamo was a member of the Alpha Gen Soviet Super-Soldiers who was put into cryogenic stasis. The Ultimates feature a different Crimson Dynamo, named Alex Su, who was killed by Iron Man.
Crimson Fox (DC Comics)
Two twin sisters - Vivian and Constance d'Aramis shared this secret identity.
Crow (James O'Barr)
Over the years, many Crows have appeared in James O'Barr's graphic novels and in the novels and movies based upon them - Eric Draven (The original The Crow comics published by Tundra, Image's comic series, The Crow movie and The Crow: Stairway to Heaven TV series), Joshua (The Crow: Dead Time), Iris Shaw (The Crow: Flesh & Blood), Michael Korby (The Crow: Wild Justice), Mark Leung (The Crow: Waking Nightmares), Ashe Corvin (The Crow: City of Angels. In an earlier version of the script which was never filmed he was called Michael Corvin), Sarah Mohr (in an earlier, unaired, version of The Crow: City of Angels, she too returns as a Crow avatar after being murdered), William Blessing (The Crow: Quoth The Crow), Jared Poe (The Crow: The Lazarus Heart ), Amy Carlisle (The Crow: Clash By Night), Stephen Lelliott (The Crow: Temple of Night), Dan Cody (The Crow: Wicked Prayer comics), Jimmy Cuervo (The Crow: Wicked Prayer movie version), Billy Max (The Crow: Hellbound), Alex Corvis ( The Crow: Salvation) and Talon (Hannah Foster, who appears in The Crow: Stairway to Heaven episode Birds of a Feather).
Crystal Kid (DC Comics)
Crystal Kid was originally called Rondo Kane, but he was renamed to Bobb Kohan after his creator Robert Cohen.
Daredevil (Marvel Comics)
The original Daredevil is Matthew Murdock. During the Civil War atory arc, Daniel Rand posed as Daredevil for a short while. In 2099 Eric Nelson becomes the new Daredevil, although he only appeared in 2099 Genesis.
Dark Angel (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated characters in the Marvel Universe have uses this name - Shevaun Haldane and Kathisul Evin.
Darkchylde (Marvel Comics)
This name was used by both Illyana Rasputin and by Amanda Sefton.
Darkness (Top Cow Comics)
The power of the Darkness is passed down from father to son over the years. The current Darkness is Jackie Estacado.
Dazzler (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated characters in the Marvel Univers use this name - Burtram Worthington and Alison Blaire.
Death (DC Comics)
Like all The Endless, Death goes by many names and forms. For instance, the Greeks know her as Teleute.
Death (Marvel Comics)
Over the years, several people have served as this Horseman of Apocalypse in many different timelines, including Warren Worthington III, August Hoffer, James Howlett, Remy LeBeau, Maximus Boltagon, Selene, Davan Shakari and Charles Xavier. In addition, the real Death has been known to manifest itself in a physical form (as first seen in Captain Marvel #27).
Death's Head (Marvel Comics)
Three different incarnations of this character appear in the Marvel Universe, none of which are given an alterante "secret identity".
Delirium (DC Comics)
Delirium used to be Delight. In addition, like all The Endless, Delirium goes by many names and forms. For instance, the Greeks know her as Mania.
Desire (DC Comics)
Like all The Endless, Desire goes by many names and forms. For instance, the Greeks know him/her as Eputhumia.
Despair (DC Comics)
In Sandman X – The Wake, Despair speaks about the Despair before her, but no names are given. In addition, like all The Endless, Despair goes by many names and forms. For instance, the Greeks know her as Aponoia.
Destiny (DC Comics)
Two different characters in the DC Universe have used this name - Destiny of the Endless and Sandra Kirk.
Destiny (Marvel Comics)
Three different characters in the Marvel Universe have used this name - Paul Destine, Irene Adler and the manifestation of the the cosmic power of Destiny itself.
Destroyer (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated characters in The Marvel Universe were called Destroyer - a magical construct created in Asgard to combat the Celestials, and one of Alex Power's code-names.
Destruction (DC Comics)
Like all The Endless, Destruction goes by many names and forms. For instance, the Greeks know him as Olethros.
Dominic Fortune (Marvel Comics)
The original Dominic Fortune was Duvid "David" Fortunov, who used this identity until his retirement. When his son Jerry thought he was killed by the Iron Monger, he took up the Dominic Fortune in order to seek revenge. He was killed in the process, and his father, who was in fact still alive, retook the costume and came out of retirement.
Doom (Marvel Comics)
Two separate beings in two alternate universes used this name - Victor von Doom in What If Doctor Doom had become a Hero? and his adopted son, Kristoff Vernard, in the MC2 universe.
Dove (DC Comics)
The original Dove was Don Hall, who was given his powers by a Lord of Order. During the Crisis, the Lord thought that Don was begining to exhibit signs of chaos and gave his powers to Dawn Grainger, which caused Don's death.
Dr. Alchemy (DC Comics)
The original Dr. Alchemy was Albert Desmond. The second one was Alvin Desmond.
Dr. Doom (Marvel Comics)
The original Dr. Doom is Victor von Doom. After his death in the hands of Terrax, his adopted son Kristoff Vernard is brainwashed by his robots to believe he is the original Dr. Doom. In the the year 2099, Erik Czerny is brainwashed to believe he is Dr. Doom. In the Marvel 1602 alternate timeline, Dr. Doom is Count Otto von Doom. In the Ultimate Marvel universe, Dr. Doom is Victor Van Damme.
Dr. Fate (DC Comics)
The original Dr. Fate was Nabu in the host body of Kent Nelson. Eric Struass and his adoptive mother Linda took up the mantle of Dr. Fate in Dr. Fate #1, who were both killed and revived in new human host bodies in Dr. Fate vol. 2 #24. They passed the mantle of Fate to Jared Stevens in Book of Fate #1. The current Dr. Fate is Hector Hall.
Dr. Light (DC Comics)
The first three Dr. Lights were male villains. The first one was a foe of the Golden Age Dr. Mid-Nite. The second and third (Jacob Finally and Arthur Light, respectively) were foes of the Silver Age JLA. The current (forth) Dr. Light is Kimiyo Hoshi who gained her powers in Crisis #4 and joined the JLA in Justice League #1.
Dr. Mid-Nite (DC Comics)
The first Dr. Mid-Nite was Dr. Charles McNider, who first appeared in All-American Comics #25, and died in Zero-Hour. The second Dr. Mid-Nite is Dr. Peter Cross.
Dr. Spectrum (Marvel Comics)
The first Dr. Spectrum was Kenji Obatu, who was defeated by Iron Man, who crushed his Power Prism. The Power Prism later reforms, and is used by Billy Roberts who becomes the second Dr. Spectrum. After his defeat, Yellowjacket gives the Power Prism to Janet Van Dyne, who is temporarily transformed into Dr. Spectrum. She is eventually freed from the Prism, and Roberts regains the Dr. Spectrum powers for a while, until the Prism deserts him to bound with Donald Blake, but becomes inert when Thor reverts to the Blake persona. Years later, a second Power Prism appears and bounds with Alice Nugent, making her the third Dr. Spectrum. The Earth-S and Squadron Supreme Dr. Specrtums are Joseph Ledger.
Dream (DC Comics)
Dusk (Marvel Comics)
In the Negative Zone, a number of rebel leaders have used the Dusk name and costumer as a symbol of freedom. When Peter Parker arrived there he was asked to take the costume and lead the rebels to victory, which he did. He left with the costume back to the normal universe, and a new Dusk took this name and costume in the Negative Zone. Later, during the Identity Crisis storyline, he adopted the name Dusk again, and stoped using it after his name was cleared. In Slingers #0, Black Marvel gave a duplicate of the Dusk costume to Cassie St. Commons.
Emerald Empress (DC Comics)
The first Emerald Empress was Sarya of Venegar (first appeared in Adventure Comics #352). The second one was Ingria Olav (first appeared in Legionnaires #2, and was killed by Cera Kesh in Legionnaires #5). The third was was Cera Kesh (first appeared in Legionnaires #3).
Erik the Red (Marvel Comics)
Three unrelated charcters in the Marvel Universe used this name - Scott Summers, Davan Shakari and Erik Magnus Lehnsherr.
Famine (Marvel Comics)
Over the years, several people have served as this Horseman of Apocalypse, including Autumn Rolfson, Roderick Campbell, Shiro Yoshida, Fredrick Dukes and Ororo Monroe.
Fenris (Marvel Comics)
The name Fenris was shared between Andreas and Andrea von Strucker, until Andrea's death.
Firebrand (DC Comics)
The original Firebrand was Rod Reilly (first appeared in Police Comics #1, who was mortaly wounded during the attack on Pearl Harbor. When his sister, Danette (first appeared in All-Star Squadron #5) learnt of this, she took up his mantle as the second Firebrand, until she was killed by The Dragon King. The third Firebrand is Alejandro Sanchez (first appeared in Firebrand #1).
Firefly (DC Comics)
The first Firefly was Lyle Byrnes (first appeared in Blue Beetle Vol. 2 #1). The second was Ted Carson (first appeared in Detective Comics #184).
Firestorm (DC Comics)
The first version of Firestorm was a fusion between Ronald Raymond and Martin Stein. The second Firestorm was a fusion of Raymond, Stein and the Russian Mikhail Denisovich Arkadin (Firestorm #62-64 and Firestorm Annual #5). The third Firestorm was the fusion of Raymond, Arkadin and Svarozhich, a soulless Russian clone of Firestorm. In a later battle against Brimstone, Stein convinced Firestorm to dissolve the matrix, blew himself up and was reborn as the forth Firestorm, but was sucked through a black hole to the other side of the universe (Firestorm #100). Upon his return years later, he cured Ron Raymond from his leukemia, left him with the Firestorm powers to become the fifth Firestorm.
Flash (DC Comics)
The original Flash, Jay Garrick was a founding member of the JSA. The second Flash, Barry Allen was one of the founders of the original JLA, and died in Crisis #8. His former sidekick, Wally West immediately took over his mantle and became the third Flash. A forth Flash from a different timeline, Walter West appeared in Flash #152 after Wally disappeared in the timestream. In the future (2754), Blaine Allen will become the Flash. He sacrifices his life in Speed Force #1, and his son Jace takes his place. In the 853rd century, John Fox is the Flash, as seen in Flash #1,000,000.
Frog-Man (Marvel Comics)
Two unrealted characters in the Marvel Universe have used the name Frog-Man - Francois LeBlanc and Eugene Paul Patilio.
Fury (DC Comics)
The original Fury was Helena Kosmatos (first appeared in Secret Origins #12), who has recently gone delusional. The second Fury is her daughter Hippolyta Trevor Hall (frst appeared in Wonder Woman Vol. 1 #300).
General Glory (DC Comics)
The original General Glory was the war hero Joseph Jones, who was rendered amnesiac and mostly forgotten for years. He died of a heart attack in Justice League Quarterly #16, and passed the mantle of General Glory to Donovan Wallace.
Ghost Rider (Marvel Comics)
The first Ghost Rider was Johnny Blaze, who was grafted to the spirit of the demon Zarathos. Some time after he had been freed from the demon, the teenager Dan Ketch became the new Ghost Rider after finding a mystical motorcycle. Blaze was later bound to the demon again and became Ghost Rider once more. In 2099, Zero Cochrane became the new Ghost Rider.
Giant-Man (Marvel Comics)
The first Giant-Man was Hank Pym (in Tales to Astonish #49). The second was Bill Foster.
Gladiator (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated characters in the Marvel Universe have used this name - Kallark from Shi'ar's Imperial Guard and Melvin Potter.
Goliath (Marvel Comics)
The first Goliath was Hank Pym. Afterwards four people used this name at the same time - Clint Barton, Erik Josten, Bill Foster and Tim Foster.
Green Arrow (DC Comics)
The original Green Arrow was Oliver Queen, who died in Green Arrow #101. After his death, his son Connor Hawke took the identity of Green Arrow. Oliver Queen was later returned to life, and both of them are currently active.
Green Goblin (Marvel Comics)
The original Green Goblin was Norman Osborn. After his death, his son Harry took the mask of the Green Goblin. After his defeat, his is put under the care of Dr. Barton "Bart" Hamilton, who steals his secret, and becomes the third Green Goblin. Harry later return to stop and kill Hamilton, and finally find his death in Spectacular Spider-Man #200. The fourth Goblin is Philip Benjamin "Phil" Urich, who finds Harry's old costume and equipment, and later retires after the equipment is damanged in battle beyond his ability to repair. Gabriel Stacy, Norman and Gwen Stacy's son is the sixth Goblin (sometimes known as the Grey Goblin). In the 2099 continuity, the Goblin is a shapeshifter who took the identity of Gabriel O'Hara. In the House of M continuity, two character use the guise of the Green Goblin - Crusher Hogan and Peter Parker, who uses this guise to reveal that Spider-Man is not a mutant.
Green Hornet (Now Comics)
The legacy of The Green Hornet has been passed on in the Reid family for years. The first and most famous Green Hornet was the original one, Britt Reid. He was successed by his nephew, Britt Reid II, who retired after having a heart attack in 1979. The third was his nephew Alan who died on his first mission and the fourth is his other nephew Paul.
Green Lantern (DC Comics)
The Green Lanterns are the guardians of the DC Universe. Over the years, many humans where Green Lanterns, most noticeably Alan Scott (from the JSA), Hal Jordan (after being given the ring by the alien Abin Sur), Guy Gardner (who got the power in Crisis #9), John Stewart, Kyle Rayner (who was given the power by Ganthet in Green Lantern #50), Jennie-Lynn Hayden (who was given the power by Kyle Rayner in Green Lantern vol. 2 #107) and Rond Vidar.
Grimm (Marvel Comics)
Two separate beings in two alternate universes used this name - Ben Grimm in What if Doctor Doom had Become the Thing? and his son, Jacob, in the MC2 universe.
Guardian (Marvel Comics)
Several people have used the Guardian suit, including James Hudson, his wife Heather, Delphine Courtney and Michael Pointer.
Guardsman (Marvel Comics)
The first Guardsman was Kevin O'Brien, who was given his armor by Tony Stark (in Iron Man #31). He was later accidentally killed by Stark (in Iron Man #43) after being driven insane by a malfunction in the armor. Later, his brother Michael took the armor.
Hammer (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated charecters in the Marvel Universe use this name - Eisenhower Canty and Boris Lubov.
Harlequin (DC Comics)
The original Harlequin was Molly Mayne-Scott. The second Harlequin was Duela Dent. The current Harelquin is Marcie Cooper. She is not to be confused with the Jocker's sidekick Harley Quinn (Harleen Quinzel).
Hawkeye (Marvel Comics)
The original Hawkeye was Clint Barton. The second character to use this name was Earth-S's Wyatt McDonald. The current Hawkeye is Kate Bishop, who recieved Barton's old gear from Captain America. During the Onslaught Reborn storyline, Counter Earth's James Howlett masqueraded as Earth's Hawkeye. In the animated movie Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, Clint Barton's son, Francis, takes the name Hawkeye.
Hawkgirl (DC Comics)
The original, Gold Age Hawkgirl was the human Shiera Sanders, Carter Hall's wife. The silver Age Hawkgirl was changed to be a Thanagarian called Shayera Thal (who when on Earth adopted the name Shiera Hall). Shiera's grandniece, Kendra Shiera Saunders, is the current Hawkgirl.
Hawkman (DC Comics)
The original, Gold Age Hawkman was the human Carter Hall who discovered the secret of Nth metal. The silver Age Hawkman was changed to be a Thanagarian called Katar Hol (who when on Earth adopted the name Carter Hall). The Post-Crisis Hawkman was also Katar Hol, now the son of Paran Katar, and was completely a different character. Later, the original Carter Hall returned for a while.
Hawkwoman (DC Comics)
Silver Age Hawkwoman was Shayera Thal, from Thangar. The second Hawkwoman was also called Shayera Thal, but she was the daughter of Shayera Thal who was a rich and mindless heiress in this timeline.
Hobgoblin (Marvel Comics)
Several unrelated characters in the Marvel Universe use this name. The first is an alien, a member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard (first appeared in X-Men #107). The best known Hobgoblin is Roderick Kingsley (first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #238) who looted The Green Goblin's hideouts. Kingsley was successful in recreating Osborn's strength formula, but was unwilling to test it on himself, and instead tricked Lefty Donovan to try it and fight Spider-Man as Hobgoblin. When he was defeated, Kingsley programmed his glider to crash in order to protect his own identity (The Amazing Spider-Man #244). When Kingsley's lair is discovered by Ned Leeds, he kidnaps and brainwashes him into becoming another Hobgoblin (Hobgoblin Lives #3). Jason Macendale took up this guise after Kingsley's retirement. The year 2211 also has it's own version of the Hobgolin, Robin Bourne. In the Ultimate timeline, the Hobgoblin is Harry Osborn.
Hornet (Marvel Comics)
The first Hornet was Scotty McDowell who developed his powers after being injected with insect DNA by Karl Malus (in Spider-Woman vol #31). Spider-Women was evetunally able to flush the formula from Scotty's bloodstream, which took away his powers. The second Hornet was Peter Parker, who took up this name during the Identity Crisis storyline, and stoped using it once The Vulture figured out he was Spider-Man. The third Hornet was Eddie McDonough, who was given a duplicate of Parker's costume by Black Marvel (in Slingers #0)
Hourman (DC Comics)
The original Hourman was Rex Tyler who died in Zero Hour #3. His son Rick took up his mantle during The Crisis. The current Hourman is an android from the 853rd century.
Hulk (Marvel Comics)
The original, and best known Hulk is Dr. Bruce Banner, although for a while (The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #315-#319) the two personas were physically separated. After falling into a chemical bath, Rick Jones is also transformed into a Hulk-like being. In the Bullet Points miniseries, The Hulk is Peter Parker. In addition, in the year 2099 John Eisenhart became a new Hulk (as seen in Hulk 2099).
Human Torch (Marvel Comics)
The original Human Torch was an android constructed by Professor Phineas T Horton. He also used the secret identity of Jim Hammond. The second Human Torch is Johnny Storm of The Fantastic Four. In the Marvel Mangaverse, the Human Torch is Jonatha Storm.
Hunter (DC Comics)
The original Hunter was Rip Hunter, a key member of The Linear Men. The second Hunter is the villain Otto Orion from the 30th century. The third one is his son Adam.
Huntress (DC Comics)
The pre-Crisis Huntress was the daughter of Earth-2's Batman and Catwoman, who died in Crisis #12. The post-Crsis Huntress is Helena Bertinelli.
Hyena (DC Comics)
The first Hyena was Summer Day (first appeared in Firestorm #4). The second is Divan Shi (first appeared in Fury of Firestorm #10).
Hyperion (Marvel Comics)
The original Hyperion is the Squadron Sinister's Zhib-Ran. The Earth-S and Squadron Supreme Hyperions are Mark Milton.
Icemaiden (DC Comics)
The original Ice Maiden was Sigrid Nansen. The post-Crisis Icemaiden, Tora Olafsdotter debuted in Infinity, Inc. #32. Tora was killed by Overmaster in Justice League Task Force #14, and Sigrid came back from retirement.
Iceman (Marvel Comics)
The normal Marvel Universe continuity Iceman is Robert "Bobby" Louis Drake. The Marvel 1602 Iceman is Roberto Trefusis. In X-Men: Fairy Tales, Iceman appears as a white wolf named Kori.
Icicle (DC Comics)
The original Icicle was Dr. Joar Mahkent. The current Icicle is his son Cameron.
Impulse (DC Comics)
The first impulse was Richard Kent Shakespeare. The second Impulse is Bart Allen.
Inferno (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated charcters in the Marvel Universe used this name - the demon Silfer and Samantha McGee.
Invisible Girl (Marvel Comics)
The original Invisible Girl is Marvel's main continuity's Susan Storm Richards. In the Marvel Mangaverse reality she is called Sioux Storm. In the Wildstorm series Planetary, Invisible Girl's real name is Kim Suskind.
Invisible Kid (DC Comics)
The first Invisible Kid was Lyle Norg (as seen in Superboy #176), who was killed in Superboy #203 by Validus. The second Invisible Kid is Jacques Foccart (became Invisible Kid in Legion of Super Heroes second series Annual #1).
Iron Fist (Marvel Comics)
The Iron Fist is a legacy power bestowed upon the champion of K'un Lun once a generation. The current, and best known, Iron Fist is Daniel Rand. His predecessor, Orson Randall, appeared in The Immortal Iron Fist story arc.
Iron Man (Marvel Comics)
The original Iron Man is of course Tony Stark. For a short while James Rhodes took the Iron Man suit while Tony was battling his alcoholism.
Jack (eXtreme Comics)
The first Jack was Abner Ravenworth who operated during WWII. He eventually retired, and the British government asked his granddaughter Julia to be the second Jack (as discovered in Troll II #1).
Jack O'Lantern (Marvel Comics)
Four different characters in the Marvel Universe used this name - Jason Macendale (first appeared in Machine Man #19), Steven Mark Levins (Captain America #396), and Daniel Berkhart and Maguire Beck, simultaniously.
Jack the Lantern (Castle Rain Entertainment)
Over the years, several people have played host to the spirit of Argotakar, including Jack Gordon Kirby, Dr. Frank Casper and Paul Fraser.
Jester (Marvel Comics)
Several characters in the Marvel Universe have used the name Jester - Jonathan Powers, Jody Putt, an unnamed man who appeared in Acts of Vengeance and an unnamed member of the Crazy Gang.
Juggernaut (Marvel Comics)
The best known Juggernaut is Cain Marko, but the storyline of New Excalibur #13-15 reveals that there were several Juggernauts before him.
Karate Kid (DC Comics)
The original Karate Kid was Val Armorr, who was killed by Nemesis Kid in Legion of Super Heroes, vol. 3 #4. The second Karate Kid is Myg of the planet Lythyl.
Kato (Now Comics)
The first Kato was Ikano Kato, the original Green Hornet's side-kick. The second Kato was his son Hayashi Kato. The third was Mishi Kato, his sister who retired to become The Crimson Wasp. The forth Kato is Kono Kato, Ikano's grandson.
Kid Psycho (DC Comics)
The first Kid Psycho was Gnill Opral, who died in Crisis #3. The second one was a boy name Mayf (first appeared in Legionaries #10).
Kid Quantum (DC Comics)
The original Kid Quantum was James Cullen. After he was killed by Tangleweb (in Legion of Super Heroes vol. 4 #62), his belt was grafted to his sister Jazmin, making her the second Kid Quantum Legion of Super Heroes vol. 4 #82).
Killer (Top Cow Comics)
The current Killer is Wesley Gibson, who has taken his dead father's place.
Killer Frorst (DC Comics)
The first Killer Frost was Crystal Frost. The second was Dr. Louise Lincoln.
Ladyhawk (Marvel Comics)
The codename Ladyhawk is shared by two twins - Rosetta and Regina (lastname unknown).
Lady Mastermind (Marvel Comics)
Two half-sisters used this name. One of them was associated with Sebastian Shaw.
Lamprey (DC Comics)
Lamprey was originally called Angela Majors, but was renamed Tayla Skott after her creator Scott Taylor.
Leap-Frog (Marvel Comics)
The orignal Leap-Frog was Vincent "Vinnie" Colorito Patilio. For a short while, Buford Lange also used this name, after finding one of Patillio's costumes.
Leviathan (DC Comics)
The original Leviathan was Gim Allon, who died in Legion of Super Heroes vol. 4 #83. After his death, his powers were transferred to Salu Digby by the Emerald Eye of Ekron, and she takes up the same name (in Legionnaires #52).
Live Wire (DC Comics)
The first Live Wire was Garth Ranzz. After his presumed death in Legion: Lost #12, his sister Ayla used this name for a while.
M (Marvel Comics)
Although it was only found out later in the Generation-X series, the first M to appear was an amalgamation of Claudette and Nicole St. Croix, posing as their sister Monet (see also Penance). Later, Monet returned to her original body.
Magik (Marvel Comics)
The first Magik was Illyana Rasputin. After she died from the Legacy Virus, her Soul Sword and her powers eventually came into the possession of Amanda Sefton.
Magnetic Kid (DC Comics)
The first Magnetic Kid was an alien spy from Murra who only appeared briefly in Adventure Comics #307. The better known Magnetic Kid from the Legion of Super Heroes is Pol Krinn.
Magneto (Marvel Comics)
The regular, and best known, variation of Magneto is, of course Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, but other variations also exist. The 1602 variation of Magneto is named Enrique. In X-Men: Fairy Tales, Magneto appears as the Eagle.
Malice (Marvel Comics)
Several unrelated characters by this name exist in the Marvel Universe. The first Malice was one of Killmonger's mutated allies, who first appeared in Action, Vol.2 #8. The second was a masked villain who appeared in Ghost Rider #25, and was finally defeated by the rider. The third is a split personallity of Sue Storm awakened by Psycho-Man. The forth is an incorporeal member of The Marauders (first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #210).
Man Hunter (DC Comics)
Several characters in the DC Universe used this name - Dan Richards (first appeared in Police Comics #8), Paul Kirk (first appeared in Adventure Comics #73), Mark Shaw (first appeared in First Issue Special #5), Chase Lawler (first appeared in Manhunter Vol. 2 #0) and Kirk DePaul (first appeared in JLA #61).
Man-Thing (Marvel Comics)
The original Man-Thing is Ted Sallis. At the finale of volume #2, write Chris Claremont introduceted himself to the comic book, and temporarily became Man-Thing. In the Mutant-X universe, Dr. Strange is Man-Thing.
Mastermind (Marvel Comics)
The first Mastermind to appear in the Marvel Universe was Jason Wyngarde. The second was an artificial intelligence based at Braddock Mannor. The third is Martinique Jason.
Marvel Girl (Marvel Comics)
Three unrelated characters used this name - Jean Grey, Rachel Summers and Valeria Von Doom.
Mauler (Marvel Comics)
The first Mauler was Aaron Soames. After Soames' death, the Mauler armor was stolen and used by Turk Barrett. The armor was later given to Brendan Doyle.
Maverick (Marvel Comics)
The first Maverick was Cristoph Nord. The second is Cristopher Bardley.
Mentor (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated characters in the Marvel Universe use this name - Alars, the ruler of Titan and a member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard.
Merlin (Marvel Comics)
Three unrelated beings in the Marvel Universe use this name - The wizard who was King Arthur's advisor, a mutant who possessed a part of the Bloodgem (who was later known as The Warlock and as The Maha Yogi) and an alien inhabiting Otherworld.
Meteorite (Marvel Comics)
The first Meteorite was Edward Lanthrop. The seconds was Karla Sofen.
Midnight (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated characters in the Marvel Universe have used the name Midnight - M'Nai and Jeff Wilde.
Mighty Destroyer (Marvel Comics)
The first Mighty Destroyer was Keen Marlow. A 1970s retcon changed the characters history and named him Brian Flaswroth, who later forfeited this identity to become the second Union Jack. Roger Aubrey later adopted this costume.
Mojo (Marvel Comics)
At least three distinctly different Mojoes were featured in the Marvel Universe.
Moon Knight (Marvel Comics)
The original Moon Knight is Marc Spector. 2099: Manifest Destiny introduced a female Moon Knight who operates in the year 2099, but her true identity was never revealed.
Moonstone (Marvel Comics)
The first Moonstone was Lloyd Bloch, who was defeated by Captain America. In prison, he was assigned a psychiatrist to rehabilitate him. Unfortunately, this psychiatrist was Karla Sofen who stole his powers and became Moonstone herself.
Mr. Fantastic (Marvel Comics)
The best known Mr. Fantastic is, of course, Reed Richards, but other variations exist. Earth-A's Mr. Fantastic is Ben Grimm. In What If? vol. 2 #11, Mr. Fantastic is Johnny Storm.
Mr. Miracle (DC Comics)
The original Mr. Miracle was Scott Free of the New Gods. He eventually trained his replacement, Shilo Norman, and left Earth.
Mr. Terrific (DC Comics)
The first Mr. Terrific was Terry Sloane, who first appeared in Sensation Comics #1, and was a member of the JSA. He never met his successor, Michael Holt who first appeared in Spectre vol. 3 #54.
Ms. Marvel (Marvel Comics)
The name Ms. Marvel was used by two unrelated characters in the Marvel Universe - Carol Danvers and Sharon Ventura.
Mystique (Marvel Comics)
In the main Marvel Universe continuity, Mystique is Raven Darkholme. In the Earth-797 reality Mystique is Raphael-Raven Darkholme.
Nanny (Marvel Comics)
Two different characters in the Marvel Universe use the name Nanny - A mutant who's real name is yet unrevealed (first appeared in X-Factor #30) and a robot constructed by Magneto (first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #112).
Nemesis (DC Comics)
Two different individauls in the DC Universe use thois name - Tom Tresser (first appeared in : Brave and the Bold #166) and Soseh Mykros (first appeared in JSA Annual #1).
Night Mask (Malibu Comics)
The original Night Mask was Philip Reinhart. The second Night Mask was his son Richard who died at the hands of Mr. Monday in Protectors #5. The current Night Mask is Marcia Beckworth, the granddaughter of one of the original Night Mask's assitants.
Nighthawk (Marvel Comics)
Several characters from different universes in the Marvel Multiverse use this name. Earth-616's Nighthawk is Kyle Richmond (first appeared in Avengers #69), a former villain of the Squadron Sinister, who later reformed and joined The Defenders. Earth-712's first Nighthawk is Kyle Richmond of the Squadron Supreme (first appeared in Avengers #85), who later retires and is elected to be President of the United States. He later returns to his old guise, and is eventually killed in a battle with Hyperion. The second Nighthawk of this universe is Neil Richmond (first appeared in Squadron Supreme: New World Order #1), who took up that name several years after the original Nighthawk was killed. There is also an Earth-31916 variant of this character, from the Supreme Power series (first appeared in Supreme Power #2) and an Ultimate variant from Earth-1610 who appeared briefly in The Ultimates 2 #12.
Nightwind (DC Comics)
Nightwind was originally called Lara Londo, but was renamed Berta Harris after her creator Robert Harris.
Nimrod (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated characters in The Marvel Universe use this name - The vampire lord who was slain by Dracula (Bizarre Adventures #33) and a highly advanced Sentinel from an alternate future.
Nite Owl (DC Comics)
Hollis Mason first took up the name Nite Owl in 1939, and retired from costumed crimefighting in 1962. Soon after, Daniel Dreiberg assumed his identity.
Nomad (Marvel Comics)
The first man to adopt the Nomad costume was Steve Rogers, who became disillusioned with the U.S. government in Captain America #180. However, Rogers quickly understands that he can champion America's ideals and not it's government, and abandons this identity in Captain America #184. In Captain America #261, Edward Ferbel is given the Nomad costume by The Red Skull, and used this name until his death in Captain America #263. When Jack Monroe is revived from his statis, Steve Rogers gives him his old Nomad costume.
Oracle (DC Comics)
Two unrelated entities in the DC Universe use this name - a cosmic entity who knows all the secrets of the universe and Barbara Gordon.
Orpheus (DC Comics)
Two unrelated characters in the DC Universe use this name - the bard from Greek mythology (who is Morpheus' son) and Gavin King from Gothem City.
Osisris (DC Comics)
Two unrelated characters in the DC Universe use this name - the Egyptian God of death, fertility, and resurrection, and one of the members of the Cadre.
Outlaw (DC Comics)
The original Outlaw was Rick Wilson (first appeared in All-Star Western #2). The second Outlaw is John Henry Martin (first appeared in Manhunter Vol. 1 #16).
Output (DC Comics)
Two unrelated characters in the DC Universe use this name - Cullen Thane, and one of the members of The Mainframe.
Pagan (DC Comics)
The first Pagan was Marian Mercer (first appeared in Batman #479). The second was Rose Forrest.
Pagan (Marvel Comics)
The normal Marvel Universe Paladin is Paul Denning. The Ultimate Paladin is Marc Spector.
Patriot (Marvel Comics) The original Patriot was Jeffrey Mace. The modern-day Patriot is Elijah Bradley.
Penance (Marvel Comics)
Although it was only found out later in the Generation-X series, the first Penance to appear was Monet St. Croix, imprisoned in this form by her brother Emplate. Later, Monet returned to her original body (see also M), and her twin sisters Claudette and Nicole took her place in the Penance form. They were later freed from it, but Penance continued to exist, now taking the name Hollow. Later, Robbie Baldwin, a completely unrelated character, takes this name.
Pestilence (Marvel Comics)
Over the years, several people have served as this Horseman of Apocalypse, including the Morlock known as Plague (real name unknown), August Hoffer, Lorna Dane, Peter Parker and Rave Darkholme. The villain F. R. Crozier also used the name Pestilence, but he is unrelated to the Horsemen of Apocalypse.
The mask of the Phantom has been passed from father to son for over 400 years. The Phantom depicted in popular comics is the 21st Phantom, Kit Walker. Other notable Phantoms are the 22nd, also named Kit Walker who stared in Marvel Comics' mini-series, and the 24th, who starts in Marvel Comics' Phantom 2040.
Phantom Lady (DC Comics)
The original Phantom Lady was Sandra Knight (first appeared in Police Comics #1). She reteried and passed the role on to Dee Tyler (first appeared in Action Comics Weekly #636).
Phantom Rider (Marvel Comics)
The first Phantom Rider was Carter Slade, who was killed in a cave-in while battling the Reaper. Before his death, he revealed his identity to his brother Lincoln, who became the second Phantom Rider. He was killed by Mockingbird after using a potion to make her fall in love with him. The current day Phantom Rider is his descendant Hamilton Slade.
Phase (DC Comics)
The current Phase is one of Tinya Wazzo's three selves. In pre-Crisis continuity, Phase was Enya, Tinya's cousin (as shown in L.E.G.I.ON #70).
Phoenix (Marvel Comics)
Jean Grey was the first human to use this name (in X-Men #101), replacing Rook'shir of the Shi'ar Empire. It was later used by Rachel Summers, her daughter from an alternate reality (Uncanny X-Men #141). Madelyne Pryor was also grnted a portion of The Phoenix Force after her resurrection. In the Ultimate universe, Franklin Richards is the host of the Phoenix Force. In addition, Helmut Zemo used this name in his first appearance (Captain America #168), although he was clearly a different character.
Plastic Man (DC Comics)
The original Plastic Man was Eel O'Brian. Robby Reed also used this name once after gaining these powers from the H-Dial.
Power Boy (DC Comics)
Tow unrelated characters in the DC Universe have used this name: Zarl Vorne and Jed Rikaine.
Power-Man (Marvel Comics)
The first Power-Man was Erik Josten. Soon after, Luke Cage took up this name too. In Power-Man #21 they fought over he right to use the name and Luke won.
Powerhouse (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated characters in The Marvel Universe used this name - Rieg Davan from the planet Xandar and Alex Power.
Pow-Wow Smith (DC Comics)
The original Pow-Wow Smith was Ohiyesa of the Sioux tribe, back in the late 1880s. Two of his descendents took the same name and continued his legacy in two different eras (the 1940-1950s and the current age).
Prodigy (Marvel Comics)
Several different characters in the Marvel Universe have used this name. The first Prodiogy was Peter Parker, who took this name and costume during the Identity Crisis storyline, and stoped using it after his name was cleared. Ritchie Gilmore was given a duplicate of Parker's costume by Balck Marvel in Slingers #0. Additionally, David Alleyne used this name during his time with the X-Men, adn stoped using it when he lost his powers. The current Prodigy is Timothy Wilkerson.
Professor X (Marvel Comics)
In the normal Marvel Universe continuity, Professor X is Charles Xavier. In the 1602 universe, he is Carlos Javier.
Proteus (Marvel Comics) The normal Marvel Universe Proteus is Kevin MacTaggert. The Ultimate Universe version of Proteus is called David Xavier.
Prototype (Malibu Comics)
The first Prototype was Jimmy Ruiz. He was replaced by Bob Campbell.
Proty (DC Comics)
The first Proty was Chameleon Boy's pet he acquired in Adventure Comics #308. After its death in Adventure Comics #312, he acquires a new one in Jimmy Olsen #72.
Psycho Pirate (DC Comics)
The original Psycho Pirate was Charley Halstead (first appeared in All-Star Comics #23). The second Psycho Pirate was Roger Hayden (first appeared in Showcase #56) who shared a prison cell with Charley Halstead.
Psylocke (Marvel Comics)
The original Psylocke was Betsy Braddock. In X-Men #31-#32, an Asian ninja named Kwannon was kidnapped and brainwashed by The Hand to think she was Betsy.
Puck (Marvel Comics)
Two different members of Alpha Flight have used the codename Puck over the years - Eugene Milton Judd and Zuzha Yu.
Punisher (Marvel Comics)
The original Punisher was of course Frank Castle. In the 2099, Special Operations agent Jake Gallows finds Frank's old equipment and journal, and becomes the new Punisher after his family is murdered in front of his eyes.
Rag Doll (DC Comics)
The original Rag Doll was Peter Merkel (first appeared in Flash Comics #36). He was assumed dead after a clash with the members of the JSA, but later returned after making a deal with the demon Neron. During his absence, Colby Zag (first appeared in Starman 80-Page Giant #1) took his name.
Ragman (DC Comics)
The Ragman costume was originally created in the 16th century in the area which is now the Czech Republic by a council of Rabbis. The first modern-age Ragman was Jerzy Reganeiwicz (who later changed his name to the more English sounding Gerry Regan). When he was killed, the costume was pasted to his son Rory.
Rai (Valiant Comics)
In the last 2000s, the computer Granny created a line of people to mimic and take the place of Bloodshot - the line of Rai. The last of this line Tohru Nakadai. Later, Takao Konishi was infused with Bloodshot's blood and became the "real" Rai.
Rapture (Top Cow Comics)
The Rapture has been passed from wielder to wielder for generations. The current wielder is Tom Judge.
Ravager (DC Comics)
Several characters in the DC Universe used this name: Grant Wilson (first appeared in New Teen Titans #1) who died battling the Teen Titans, Bill Walsh who took up the name to lure in Deathstroke in Deathstroke the Terminator #1 and the insane Wade DeFarge.
Ray (DC Comics)
The original Ray was Langford "Happy" Terrill (first appeared in Smash Comics #14). His son Ray is the current Ray (if you'd excuse the pun).
Reaper (DC Comics)
The original Reaper was Judson Caspian (first appeared in Detective Comics #575), who was ultimately killed by Batman. After his death, his daughter Rachel assumed his role. Doctor Gruener (first appeared in Batman #237) was a completely different Reaper.
Redeemer (Marvel Comics)
The first Redeemer was Craig Saunders who was altered into becoming The Redeemer by The Leader in The Incredible Hulk #343. He was killed by The Hulk in #345. The second Redeemer was the late General "Thunderbolt" Ross who was reanimated by The Leader (this was revealed in #400).
Red Guardian (Marvel Comics)
Several characters in the Marvel Universe have gone by this name. The Golden Age Red Guardian first appeared in The Sub-Mariner Annual #1, and his secret identity was never revealed. Alexei Alanovich Shostakov (first appeared in Avengers #43) then took the Red Guardian identity, which he used until his death. After him, Dr. Tania Belinsky (first appeared in Defenders #35) took this code name, which she abandoned after being mutated by Presence. Josef Petkus (first appeared in Captain America #352) subsequently took this name, but abandoned it later. Krassno Granitsky later appeared as The Red Guardian in Maverick #10. A sixth Red Guardian appeared in the first issue of Ed Brubaker's Captain America, where he was executed by Aleksander Lukin. His identity was never revealed. The current, seventh, Red Guardian made his appearance in Jeph Loeb's Hulk series, but his secret identity has yet to be revealed.
Red Hood (DC Comics)
The original Red Hood was The Joker, before he took his more famous identity. The second Red Hood is Jason Todd, who takes this identity during the Batman: Under the Hood storyline.
Red Tornado (DC Comics)
The original Red Tornado was the World War II heroine Mathilda Hunkel, who is now deceased (as revealed in Young Justice #16. The current Red Tornado is an android.
Red Skull (Marvel Comics)
The first Red Skull to appear in Marvel's comics was George John Maxon, who was killed in an encounter with Captain America. He was later revealed to be an agent of Johann Schmidt, the true Red Skull. Schmidt disapeared during a fight with Captain America, when he was buried under the rubble of a bombed building. In 1953 the Communist agent Albert Malik took this identity, and was eventually killed by the Scourge of the Underworld. Schmidt was later revived by HYDRA, and retook the name Red Skull. In the 1991 Captain America the Red Skull is Tadzio de Santis, but this movie is considered off-continuity.
Ricochet (Marvel Comics)
The original Ricochet was Peter Parker, who took up this name during the Identity Crisis storyline, and abandoned it once Spider-Man's name was cleared. Johnny Gallo was later offered this costume by Black Marvel in Slingers #0.
Ringer (Marvel Comics)
The original Ringer was Anthony Davis, who used this name until his injury at the hands of The Scourge of the Underworld. Keith Kraft later designed a new suit based on Davis' original one, and reestablished the Ringer persona.
Robin (DC Comics)
The first Robin was Dick Grayson who first appeared in Detective Comics #38. He was Robin for about six years until Batman broke the team up. The second Robin was Jason Todd, who Batman found steeling the tires off the Batmobile some years later. He was killed by the Joker two years later in the Death in the Family story-line. The following Robin was Tim Drake, who quit form his crimefighting life when his father finds out his secret. The current Robin is Stephanie Brown. In the 853rd century an anderoid calls Robin The Toy Wonder is Batman's sidekick (as shown in Robin #1,000,000).
Rocket Red (DC Comics)
Several Rocket Red suits were created by the Soviet Union. Two characters of interest to wear those suits were Vladimir Mikoyan (#7) and Dimitri Pushkin (#4).
Ronin (Marvel Comics)
The original Ronin was Maya Lopez, who later handed it over to Clint Barton. The Ultimate Ronin is Marc Spector.
Saganowahna (Super Chief (DC Comics)
The original Saganowahna was Chief Flying Stag from the 16th century. In recent years, his amulet was found by a young native American who named himself the new Saganowahna.
Sandman (DC Comics)
The first Sandman to appear in DC Comics was Wesley Dodds who took up this costume to calm the nightmares he was having due to the capture of Morpheus the Endless (the "real" Sandman), as shown in Neil Geiman's Sandman #1. During Morpheus' absence, his renegade servants Brute and Globe attempted to turn Garret Snaford into the new Sandman, but he couldn't take the strain and eventually took his own life (as described by them in Sandman II - The Doll's House. Next, they tried the same scheme with a mortal who was already dead - Hector Hall. When Morpheus returned, he sent Hector's soul on to the afterlife and his wife Lyta back to Earth. Morpheus himself takes many shapes and many names including Kai'ckul, Onerios and The Dream Cat. Later, Lyta gave birth to Hector's son, Daniel who became a new incarnation of Sandman, replacing Morpheus as depicted in Sandman #69.
Sasquatch (Marvel Comics)
The original Saquatch was Dr. Walter Langkowski who transformed himself into Sasquatch after his experiment with gamma radiation created a mystical link between him and Tanaraq. In the Exiles alternate universe Sasquatch is Heather McDaniel Hudson.
Scarlet Centurion (Marvel Comics)
The original Scarlet Centurion is Nathaniel Richards. The name is later also used by his son, Marcus.
Scarlet Spider (Marvel Comics)
The best known Scarlet Spider is Ben Reilly, but several other variations exists. Among them, Peter Parker, Joe Wade, and a group of three MVP clones. In the MC2 universe, Felicity Hardy Felicity Hardy uses this name for a short while.
Scorpion (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated characters in the Marvel Universe use this name - MacDonald "Mac" Gargan (first becomes scorpion in Amazing Spider-Man vol. 1 #20) and Carmilla Black (first appeard in Amazing Fantasy (vol. 2) #7).
Shield (Archie Comics)
The original Shield Joe Higgins (first appeared in PEP #1 in 1940). In 1959, a new character, unrelated to the first called Lancelot Strong appeared as Shield in Archie Adventure Series. The character was canceled after two issues, due to claims of plagarism by DC. A third Shielf by the name of Bill Higgins was introduced in Fly-Man #31, and was revealed to be Jow Higgins' son. A fourth Shield, by the name of Michael Barnes appeared in Legend of the Shield, until its 1993 cancellation.
Silk Spectre (DC Comics)
The original Silk Spectre was Sally Jupiter (Juspeczyk, originally) who assumed this disguise in 1939 and retired in 1947. The second Silk Spectre was her daughter Laurel Jane who assumed the role in 1966 (at the age of 16), and retired in 1977 after the passage of the anti-vigilantie Keene Act.
Silver Frog (DC Comics)
Scientest Sam Toth accidently turned himself into the first Silver Frog. He left his life of crime after being cured by Chris King. The second Silver Frog was Edward Arling, Sam's assitant who stole his technology. His son, Nelson later modified the technology to create a third Silver Frog he could control.
Sin-Eater (Marvel Comics)
Several unrelated characters in the Marvel Universe have used the Sin-Eater name, including Stanley Carter (first appeared in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #107), Michael Engelschwert (Venom: Sinner Takes All miniseries), Ethan Domblue (Ghost Rider #80) and Reverend Styge.
Spectre (DC Comics)
The first Spectre, as depicted in Spectre vol. 3 #0, was Chakara. The second Spectre was Jim Corrigan, a police detective who was murdered in 1940. The current Spectre is Hal Jordan.
Speedball (Marvel Comics)
The original Speedball is Robbie Baldwin. During the time he was trapped in another dimension (in New Warriors #50 through #70), he was replaced by Darrion Grobe who created a clone of him.
Speedy (DC Comics)
The first Speedy was Roy Harper, who resigned since he felt that Green Arrow had abandomned him. The current Speedy is Mia Dearden.
Speed Demon (Amalgam Comics)
The first Speed Demon was Jay Garrick, who retired, returned to action during The Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour, and died there. Blaze Allen became the second Speed Demon after bonding with the demon Etrigan. His nephew, Wally West, becomes the third Speed Demon after bonding with an different, unrevealed, demon.
Sphinx (Image Comics)
The first Sphinx was Peter Chefren. The second one was Allison Kane.
Sphinx (Marvel Comics)
The first Sphinx was Anath-Na Mut. The second one was Meryet Karim.
Spider-Boy (Amalgam Comics)
In Spider-Boy Team-Up #1, Spider-Boy saves a team poisoned by the Scavulture's Neron Claw by placing him in the Phantom Negative Zone till future medicine can cure him. That teen, Mig-El Gand, is cured in the future (2099) by a serum made of Spider-Boy's blood which grants him incredible spider powers. He takes on the role of the new Spider-Boy.
Spider-Girl (Marvel Comics)
The best known Spider-Girl is May "Mayday" Parker, both in the "regular" Marvel contiuity and in most of the parallel and alternate reallities depicted in the comic books. One notable variation is the Ultimate variation, where besides the "real" Spider-Girl, who's Peter Parker's clone, Kitty Pryde also adopts this guise for a short while.
Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
The original Spider-Man is of course Peter Parker. During the clone-saga, Ben Reilly assumed the guise of Spider-Man. Martha Franklin also took this identity for a short time while Peter was absent. In the MC2 continuity, Gerry Drew used this name for a while, before being stopped by Peter Parker. In addition, futuristic versions of Spider-Man exist in the years 2099 (Miguel O'Hara) and 2211 (Dr. Max Borne).
Spider-Woman (Marvel Comics)
The original and current Spider-Woman is Jessica Drew. The second Spider-Woman was Julia Carpenter, who stoped using that name when she left Freedom Force. The third Spider-Woman is Martha Franklin, who gained her powers in The Gathering of Five. Charlotte Witter also used the name Spider-Woman and gained her powers by stealing those of the previously mentioned Spider-Women. Mary Jane Watson assumes the Spider-Woman identity in two alternate continuities - Marvel Mangaverse and MC2.
Sportsmaster (DC Comics)
The original Sportsmaster was Crusher Crock. The second Sportsmaster is Victor Gover. No connection was ever established between them.
Star Boy (DC Comics)
The pre-Zero Hour Star Boy was Thom Kallor. The post-Zero Hour Star Boy was Danny Blaine.
Starfinger (DC Comics)
The original Starfinger was Lars Hanscom. The second one was Char Burrane, who was murdered in by the Persuader. The third Starfinger is Molock Hanscom. The forth Starfinger was a brainwashed Jan Arrah
Starman (DC Comics)
Over the years, several Starmen have appeared in DC Comics, including Ted Knight (the original Starman, first appeared in Adventure Comics #61 , and retired after having a breakdown), his sons David (first appeared in Starman #26) and Jack (the current Starman who first appeared in Zero Hour #1) and his descendant Farris from the 853rd century, Mikaal Tomas (the last survivor of the planet Talok III, first appeared in First Issue Special #13), Prince Gavyn (first appeared in Adventure Comics #467, and died in The Crisis), Will Payton (Gavin incarnation, first appeared in Starman #1), Danny Blaine (first appeared in Adventure Comics #282).
Star Spangled Kid (DC Comics)
The first Star Spangled Kid was Sylvester Pemberton, Jr., who first appeared in Action Comics #40. After his death, Courtney Whitmore, the daughter of his partner Stripsey took up this name (in Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E. #0).
Steel (DC Comics)
The first Steel was Hank Heywood, a.k.a. Commander Steel. The second Steel was his grandson, Hank Heywood III, who was killed by Despero in Justice League America #37. The current Steel is John Henry Irons.
Stilt-Man (Marvel Comics)
The original Stilt-Man was Wilbur Day. At one point, Turk Barrett stole his suit and took the Stilt-Man identity, until his defeat by Daredevil. After Day's death, a yet unnamed successor took over this name.
Sunburst (DC Comics)
The original Sunburst was the Japanese actor Takeo Sato (first appeared in New Adventures of Superboy #45), who was killed durign The Crisis by Shadow Demons. Omar Pairut (first appeared in DC Special Series (Five Star Super-Hero Spectacular) #1) was another Sunburst, who bore no connection to the original one. The thid Sunburst was Timothy Walton (first appeared in New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #36), also with no connection to the original one.
Sunfire (Marvel Comics)
The original Sunfire is Shiro Yoshida. In the Exiles series, Sunfire is Mariko Yashida from an alternate universe.
Superboy (DC Comics)
The name Superboy was originally used by Superman when he was younger in the Golden Age. His history was rewritten in The Crisis of Infinite Earths to have developed his powers only much later, and thus was never Superboy in the current continuity. The current Superboy is an imperfect clone of Superman created by The Cadmus Project.
Supergirl (DC Comics)
The original Golden Age Supergirl was Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin. She was written out of existence in The Crisis of Infinite Earths. The current Supergirl is an artificial life-form fashioned by Lex Luthor in an alternate dimension.
Superman (DC Comics)
For a short period starting in the Superman Red / Superman Blue one shot, Superman was split to two Supermen identical in all but personality and color. In addition, in Superman #181 Bizzaro and Superman temporarily switch bodies. In the year 3004, Lar Gand will take the name of Superman for a short while. In addition, Superman #1,000,000 features a distant descendant of Clark Kent who will also call himself Superman in the future.
Swamp Thing (DC Comics)
The original Swamp Thing was Alex Olsen who became Swamp Thing after being buried in a swamp in Louisiana. He eventually took root as part of The Tree Parliament. The second Swamp Thing was Aaron Hayley, who also soon took root. The third Swamp Thing was Alan Hallman, who was corrupted by The Grey, and destroyed by the fourth Swamp Thing - Alec Holland. The fifth Swamp Thing was his adoptive daughter - Tefè Holland.
Swordsman (Marvel Comics)
The original Swordsman was Jacques Duquesne. The econd Swordsman was Philip Javert from an alternate universe. The third Swordsman was a native of the Heroes Reborn universe, who's secret identity was not revealed. The fourth Swordsman was Andreas von Strucker.
Talisman (Marvel Comics)
The original Talisman was Elizabeth Kathryn Twoyoungman, but Michael Twoyoungman also used this alias for a short while.
Tattooed Man (DC Comics)
The original Tattooed Man was Abel Tarrant, who was killed by Goldface. His former cell-mate John Oakes learnt the secret of his supernatural tattoos, and became the second Tattooed Man.
Temperst (DC Comics)
Two unrelated characters in the DC Universe use this name: Joshua Clay and Garth from Atlantis.
Tezcatlipoca (DC Comics)
Two unrelated characters in the DC Universe use this name: The original Aztec sun god, and Chama Sierra who struck a deal with the demon Neron to gain his powers.
Thunderbird (Marvel Comics)
The first Thunderbird was John Proudstar, introduced in Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975), and died soon after. Later, his brother James who appeared in The New Mutants and X-Force took up this name. Much later, a third Thunderbird - Neal Shaara was introduced.
Thing (Marvel Comics)
The best known Thing is Ben Grimm, but other variation exist. Earth-A's Thing is Reed Richards and Planetary's Thing is Jacob Greene. In What if Doctor Doom had Become the Thing?, Victor von Doom is the Thing.
Thinker (DC Comics)
The original Thinker was Clifford DeVoe, who died of cancer. Clifford "Cliff" Carmichael was subjected to an experiment with the original Thinker's Thinking Cap which turned him into the second Thinker. Little is known about Des Connor, the third Thinker. The foruth Thinker was a cupter system based on the Thinking Cap technology that gained consciousness.
Thor (Marvel Comics)
Thor, the Norse Thundergod was bound by his father Odin to the human Donald Blake. However, Thor's power was also weilded by others deemed worthy by Mjolnir for short while, including Beta Ray Bill and Eric Masterson. In the Marvel 1602 alternate past, Thor's alter ego is a priest named Donal. In the year 2099, Thor is Cecil MacAdam. In the 26th century Thor is Dargo Ktor. In the alternate Ultimate universe, Thor is Thorlief Golmen.
Thorn (DC Comics)
The original Thorn was one of Rose Canton's multiple personalities. The second Thorn is one of Rose Forrest's split personalities. There is no connection between them.
Thunderstrike (Marvel Comics)
The original Thunderstrike was Eric Masterson. In the alternate MC2 future, his son Kevin takes the same codename.
Tiger Man (DC Comics)
Two mentally linked twins, Dean and Desmond Farr shared these code-names and powers.
Torpedo (Marvel Comics)
The first Torpedo was Michael Stivak, who was an alleged criminal who during a fight with Daredevil accidentally caused a building to collapse upon himself. Brock Jones dug him out, and took the Torpedo armor to be put to good use.
Toyman (DC Comics)
The first Toyman was Winslow P. Schott. When he retired, Jack Nimball took up the name.
Trickster (DC Comics)
The original Trickster was James Jesse (the stage name of Giovanni Giuseppe). After he retired from his life of crime, Axel Walker got hold of his equipment to become the second Trickster.
Two Face (DC Comics)
The original Two Face is Harvey Dent, of course. During the period he had plastic surgery, his assitant Wilkins disguised as Tow Face and carried out crimes, letting the blame fall on Dent. The third Tow Face was the actor Paul Sloane, who was hired to play him in a movie, but got scarred just like him and went crzay, beleiving he actually was Dent. Later, Dent was kidnapped by George Blake who also masqueraded as him.
Ulysses (Marvel Comics)
The first Ulysses was a member of The Pantheon who true identity was never revealed. He recruited and trained Walter Charles as his successor.
Union Jack (Marvel Comics)
The original Union Jack was Lord James Montgomery Falsworth, a British operative who retired after the end of World War I. He donned his costume again at the beginning of World War II and then again to battle Baron Blood. The second Union Jack was his son Brian. The current Union Jack is Joseph Chapman.
Ubernaut (eXtreme Comics)
The first Ubernaut was constructed by Dr. Franz Volger during WWII and was destroyed by the original Jack and Troll. Years later, he constructed a second and improved Ubernaut and transferred his conscience into it. It was destroyed by Troll, Badrock and the second Jack.
Vertigo (Marvel Comics)
Two unrelated characters in The Marvel Universe used this name - one was an assassin from The Savage Land and the other was a member of Salem’s Seven.
Venom (Marvel Comics)
The first human to merge with the symibote and create Venom was Eddie Brock (in The Amazing Spider-Man #299). However, over the years, teh symbiote has bonded with many other human hosts including Angelo Fortunato, Eddie's ex-wife Ann Weying, Patricia Robertson, and most recently Mac Gargan. The Venom symbiote is also portrayed in various alternate-reallities, where it bonds with May "Mayday" Parker (in Earth-X), Normie Osborn III (in Spider-Girl) and Krone Stone (in the 2099 continuity).
Vindicator (Marvel Comics)
Both James and Heather Hudson have used this identity.
Viper (Marvel Comics)
The original Viper was Jordan Stryke, a.k.a Jordan Dixon (first appeared in Captain America #157). After his capture he was murdered by Madame Hydra who took his costume and his name. In the movie Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Viper is Andrea von Strucker, but this movie not considered part of the normal Marvel Universe continuity.
War (Marvel Comics)
Over the years, several people have served as this Horseman of Apocalypse, including Abraham Lincoln Kieros, Bruce Banner, Cal'syee Neramani, Nathan Summers, John Proudstar, Erik Lehnsherr and the mutant known as Gazer (real name unknown).
Weapon Omega (Marvel Comics)
Two characters in the Marvel Universe used this name - Kyle Gibney and Michael Pointer.
Weapon X (Marvel Comics)
The first Weapon X was James Howlett. The second was Garrison Kane.
Wendigo (Marvel Comics)
Over the years, several people has been afflicted by the Wendigo curse, including Paul Cartier, Georges Baptiste, Francois Lartigue, Lorenzo and Mauvais. In the Earth-X continuity, Jamie Madrox was afflicted by the curse and turned into an army of Wendigos.
Whip (DC Comics)
The first Whip was Don Fernando Suarez, back in the 1840s in Mexico. The second Whip Johhny Lash opported in the Wild West in the 19th century and has no connection to the other two Whips. The third Whip is Rodrigo Elwood Gaynor, who is possibly a descendant of the original Whip. He opporated in Mexico in the 1940s.
White King (Marvel Comics)
Over the years, there have been several White Kings, including Edward Buckman, Donald Pierce, Magnus, Benedict Kine and Daimon Hellstrom.
White Queen (Marvel Comics)
Over the years there have been several White Queens, including Paris Seville, Emma Frost, Reeva Payge and Adrienne Frost.
White Rook (Marvel Comics)
Over the years there have been at least two White Rooks, including Emmanuel Dacosta and Trevor Fitzroy.
White Tiger (Marvel Comics)
Several characters in the Marvel Universe have used this name. The first White Tiger was Hector Ayala. The second was a white Bengal tigress who was evolved into a woman by the High Evolutionary in order to capture Man-Beast. Once she succeeded, High Evolutionary turned her back to a normal tiger. The third White Tiger was Kasper Cole who took that identity after eating a synthetic version of the heart-shaped herb. The forth and current White Tiger is Angela Del Toro, who inherited Hector's amulets.
Whizzer (Marvel Comics)
Several unrelated characters in The Marvel Universe used this name - Robert L. Frank, James Sanders and Stanley Stewart.
Wildcat (DC Comics)
The original Wildcat was JSA member Ted Grant, who first appeared in Sensation Comics #1. He was the second Wildcat, Yolanda Montez's godfather.
Wildfire (DC Comics)
The first Wildfire was Carol Vance Martin. The second Wildfire is Drake Burroghs of the 30th century.
Witchblade (Top Cow Comics)
The Witchblade has been passed from wielder to wielder for generations. The current Wielder is Sara Pezzini. Among the past wielders of The Witchblade are Myrene (5000bc), Artenmisia (480bc), Cleopatra Queen of Egypt (45bc), Cathain from Irish Myth (70ad), Septima Zenobia Queen of Palmyra (250ad), Itagaki (1199ad), Joan d'Arc (1428ad), Anne Boney, Florence Nightingale (1854ad), Marie Curie (1900ad) and Elizabeth Bronte (1940ad). Witchblade/Dark Minds: The Return of Paradox states two future wielders: Debbie Santalesa, who was followed by Akane Nakiko.
Witness (Marvel Comics)
Three unrelated Marvel characters have used the name Witness - An unnamed Chicago cop who first appeared in Mystic Comics #7, an alternate future version of Remy LeBeau and Nelson Kohler from the New Universe.
Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
The original Wonder Woman was Princess Diana of Themyscira. She died in Wonder Woman #125, gained godhood in Wonder Woman #127 and forfeited in Wonder Woman #139. During her absence, her mother Hippolyta took the name Wonder Woman. She died in Wonder Woman #172. The Amazon Artemis was also Wonder Woman for a short time.
Yellowjacket (Marvel Comics)
The original Yellowjacket was Dr. Hank Pym. After he retired, Rita DeMara stole his old costume from his laboratory and became the current Yellowjacket.
Zoom (DC Comics)
Two different characters in the DC Universe have used the name Zoom - Eobard Thawne and Hunter Zolomon.
Aaronson, Jesse (Marvel Comics)
Jesse Assronson has used the code-names Bedlam and Jesse Bedlam.
Al hajj Saddiq, Josiah (Marvel Comics)
Josiah has used many names during his carrear, including Josiah Bradley, Josiah X, Justice and Josiah Smith.
Allon, Gim (DC Comics)
Gim is best known as Leviathan (first appeared in Legionnaires #0). Before Zero Hour he was known as Colossal Boy (first appeared in Action Comics #267).
Arrah, Jan (DC Comics)
Jan is currently known as Element Lad (since Legionnaires #37), but he used to be known as The Alchemist. In the Second Galaxy he is known as The Progenitor. After being brainwashed by President Chu, he also used the name Starfinger (first appearance in Legion of Super Heroes #76, revealed as Jan in Legionnaires #34). In pre-Zero Hour continuity, he joined the Legion of Super Heroes as Mystery Lad (in Adventure Comics #306).
Aubrey, Roger (Marvel Comics)
Roger Aubrey became Dyna-Mite after being experimented on by the Nazis. He took up the identity of The Mighty Destroyer after the effects of his brainwashing were reversed.
Augustilus, Romulus (Marvel Comics)
Romulus Augustilus is best known by the code name Tyrannus. For a short time he controlled Abomination's body.
Baldwin, Robert "Robbie" (Marvel Comics)
Robbie Baldwin first took the name Speedball after being bombared with a mysterious energy in the Hammond Research Laboratory (in Speedball #1). He later commisions a new costume and adopts the name Penance due to his involvement in the deaths of 612 civilians (in Civil War #1).
Banner, Bruce (Marvel Comics)
Bruce Banner is usually known as The Hulk. For a short while he used alias Joe Fixit for a short while. he was also trasformed to War for a short while. In Future Imperfect, Banner rules the world under the name The Maestro.
Barrett, Turk (Marvel Comics)
Turk Barrett stole several weapons-suits in his carrear, inculing Stilt-Man's and the Mauler suit.
Barnes, James Buchanan (Marvel Comics)
James Barnes first took the codename Bucky after discovering Captain America's secret identity, and taking the role of his sidekick. He was supposedly killed while disarming a bomb planted in an experimental plane by Baron Zemo, but was rescued by the Russian military, fitted with a bionic arm, brainwashed, and given the code name Winter Soldier. He is later freed from the Soviet mind control, and upon Steve Rogers' death, is handed the mantle of Captain America. In a What If story from 2005, he is shown as the villain White Skull.
Barton, Clint Francis (Marvel Comics)
Clint Barton is the original Hawkeye. During a short stint with the West Coast Avengers he also took the name Goliath. He was killed during the House of M storyline, and once resurrected was offered the Captain America uniform, which he wore for a short while. He then decides to take the identity of Ronin.
Begay, Cameron (DC Comics)
Cameron Begay was originally the DEO agent Cypher. When her adoptive parents died, she took the name Omni.
Belinsky, Tania (Marvel Comics)
Tania Belinsky's first costumed appearance was as Red Guardian. She was later mutated by Presence and given the name Starlight.
Bertinelli, Helena (DC Comics)
Helena Bertinelli is best known as the current Huntress. However, for a short time she used the name Batgirl which she took up in Shadow of the Bat #83, until she was forced to abandon it in Legends of the Dark Knight #120.
Blake, Donald (Marvel Comics)
Donald Blake is best known as Thor. He was also temporarily transformed into Dr. Spectrum by The Power Prism.
Blaine, Danny (DC Comics)
Originally called Star Boy, he was a member of the 30th century Legion of Super Heroes, but later traveled back in time and renamed himself to Starman.
Blaire, Alison (Marvel Comics)
Although Alison Blaire is best known as Dazzler, she has also used the aliases Diamondback, Lightengale and Sandy Blossom in the past.
Bloch, Lloyd (Marvel Comics)
Lloyd Bloch was the original Moonstone until Karla Sofen stole his powers. He later returned with greater powers and called himself Nefarious.
Bochs, Roger (Marvel Comics)
Roger Bochs first appeared as the robot Box (in Alpha Flight #1). He was later merged with Lionel Jeffries to form Omega.
Bohannon, Frank (Marvel Comics)
As Crimson Commando, Frank Bohannon suffered serious injuries during Freedom Force's last mission, losing his legs and a good portion of his face. He was inducted into a government cybernetics program and made an extremely low-key appearance in Spider-Man #18-20 as Cyborg X, with technomorphing bionic parts and flight systems. Eventually he was fitted with less complicated cyborg parts and worked for Wideawake as simply the Commando, appearing first in X-Men Annual #2
Braddock, Brain (Marvel Comics)
Although mainly known for his role as Captain Britain, Brian Braddock (firat appeared in Captain Britain #1) has also used the aliasses Britanic, Black Bishop, Jungle Man, Captain Wakanda and Tweedledope over the years.
Bradley, Christopher (Marvel Comics)
Christopher Bardley has gone by the names Maverick and Bolt. He sometimes called himself Brian Johnson.
Brown, Stephanie (DC Comics)
Stephanie started her superheroic career as Spoiler, but is now the current Robin.
Bukharin, Dmitri (Marvel Comics)
Dmitri Bukharin was the fifth Crimson Dynamo, after he was assigned the armor by the KGB. He was stripped of his armor after an incident involving Titanium Man. He later joined The People's Protectorate, and recieved a new armor suite as Airstrike.
Burroughs, Drake (DC Comics)
Drake was originally supposed to be called Starfire, but he first appeared in comics as ERG-1 (in Superboy 177). He renamed himself Wildfire in Superboy #202.
Butterfield, Sturgis (Marvel Comics)
Sturgis Butterfield used a couple of aliases over the years, including Mister Muscle, Flex, Mister Mighty and Brother Bicep.
Calley, Byron (Marvel Comics)
Byron Calley usually goes by the name Burner, but he also used the name Crucible for a short while.
Campbell, Roderick (Marvel Comics)
Roderick Campbell is Famine, and will become Ahab in Days of Future Past.
Carpenter, Julia (Marvel Comics)
Julia Carpenter originally used the name Spider-Woman as a member of Freedom Force. She stoped using that name when she resigned, and took up the name Arachne during the Civil War storyline.
Cassidy, Theresa (Marvel Comics)
Theresa Cassidy is known as Siren. In the Age of Apocalypse alternate time-line she went by the name Sonique.
Cole, Kevin "Kasper" (Marvel Comics)
Kasper Cole took the Black Panther identity for a while after stealing T'Challa's cotume. He was later convinced by Sam Wilson to abandon this identity, and take up he identity of White Tiger.
DaCosta, Beatriz (DC Comics)
In pre-Crisis continuity, Beatriz DaCosta was known as Green Fury (first appeared in Super Friends #25). The post-Crisis Beatriz debuted in Infinity, Inc. #32 as Green Flame. She changed her code-name to Fire after being accepted to the JLI in Justice League International #19.
DaCosta, Roberto (Marvel Comics)
Bobby DaCosta first appeared as Sunspot in The New Mutants, but also used the aliases of Reinfire, Shadowskin, Cloak and Black Rook.
Daggle, Reep (DC Comics)
Reep is currently known as Chameleon (since Legionnaires #0), but in the past he was known as Chameleon Boy (Action Comics #267).
Dane, Lorna (Marvel Comics)
Lorna Dane's first codename was Magnetrix, but she quickly decided it was a bad idea and abandoned it. She later comes under Davan Shakari's mind control, who gives her a new costume and the name Polaris. She was later transformed by Apocalypse to the Horseman Pestilence, but is later freed from his influence.
Danvers, Carol Susan Jane (Marvel Comics)
Carol (first appeared in Marvel Super Heroes #13) took the identity of Ms. Marvel after being irradiated by the Psyche-Magnitron during a battle between Mar-Vell and Yog-Ronn (in Ms. Marvel #1). Later, she was kidnapped by The Brood who subjected her to an evolutionary ray, transforming her into the mutant Binary. After loosing the link to the White Hole that granted her powers, she takes the name Warbird and rejoins the Avengers. In the House of M alternate reality, she uses the name Captain Marvel, and retakes the name Ms. Marvel where reality reverts. In the Marvel Mangaverse reality, Carol is Captain America.
Darby, Randall (Marvel Comics)
Randall Darby has used both the names Shocker and Paralyzer over the years.
Darkholme, Raven (Marvel Comics)
Raven Darkholme is best known as Mystique. In the off-continuity X-Men: Evolution, she is transformed into Apocalypse's Pestilence.
Dash, Daniel (Marvel Comics)
Daniel Dash has gone by the names Chaos and Xaos.
Davis, Anthony (Marvel Comics)
Anthony Davis originally used the name Ringer. After his injury by the hands of The Scourge of the Underworld, he was rebuilt as the cyborg Strikeback by AIM.
Davis, Leila (Marvel Comics)
Leila Davis first took up the costumed persona of Hardshell after her first release from prison. After she was defeated by Spider-Man she disappeared for a while, only to later reappear wearing The Beetle Armor.
Dayspring, Tyler (Marvel Comics)
Tyler Dayspring has used several names over the years, including Mr. Tolliver, The Other and Genesis.
Desmond, Albert (DC Comics)
Alberrt Desmond is usually known as the first Dr. Alchemy, but he also used the name Mr. Element for a while.
Destine, Paul (Marvel Comics)
Over the years, Paul Destine has used the names Destiny and Mentallo the Man of Destiny.
Digby, Salu (DC Comics)
Salu is the current Leviathan, but she has been known as Shrinking Violet, Emerald Violet and as Virus.
Dore, James Jr. (Marvel Comics)
James Dore Jr.'s first costumed appearance was in the American Eagle costume he inherited from his father. After falling out with his father over a political dispute, he adopted the Cap'n Hawk identity. After initiating the Utopia Project, he took the name Blue Eagle.
Drew, Jessica Miriam (Marvel Comics)
Jessica's first costumed appearance was as Arachne, agent of Hydra. When she learned Hydra was evil, she broke her ties with them and began her career as Spider-Woman.
Dukes, Fredrick "Fred" J. (Marvel Comics)
Fred Dukes is best knwon as Blob, but he is also shown to be Apocalypse's Famine in an alternate universe.
Dunphy, Dennis (Marvel Comics)
Dennis Dunphy is best known as Demolition Man. In the Queen's Vengeance storyline he is renamed Serf.
Durgo, Luornu (DC Comics)
Luornu is currently known as Triad (since Legionnaires #0). Before Zero Hour she was known as Triplicate Girl (first appeared in Action Comics #276). In pre-Crisis continuity, one of her bodies was killed by Computo in Adventure Comics #341, and since then she went by the name Duo Damsel.
Eberso, Paul Norbert (Marvel Comics)
Paul Eberso first appeared as The Fixer in Strange Tales #141. Sheer boredom drove him to join the Thunderbolts as Techno.
Essex, Nathaniel (Marvel Comics)
Nathaniel Essex is best known as Mr. Sinister, but has also used several aliases over the years, including Dr. Nathan Milbury. In Earth-X, he is Colossus. In the Ultimate Universe, he is Apocalypse.
Falsworth, Brian (Marvel Comics)
Brian gained super human powers after drinking a flask of the Super Soldier formula while in a Nazi prison. He escaped and became the hero The Mighty Destroyer. He later adopted the costume his father used to wear - Union Jack.
Foster, Bill (Marvel Comics)
After aquiring the formula to create Pym Particles, Bill Foster first took the name of Black Goliath. During his time in Project Pegasus, he changes his name to Giant-Man, at The Thing's suggestion. During the incidents depicted in Civil War, he uses the name Goliath, whithout the modifying "Black".
Fitzroy, Trevor (Marvel Comics)
Trevor Fitzroy usually goes as Chronomancer, but was also The White Rook for a while. He sometimes calls himself Trevor Shaw.
Franklin, Martha (Mattie) (Marvel Comics)
Mattie gained her powers in The Gathering of Five, and first used them to fill Spider-Man's place when Peter Parker was absent. Upon his return she took the related secret identity of the newest Spider-Woman.
Fuller, Shondara (DC Comics)
Shondra Fuller was the forth Clayface, although she went by the name Lady Clay for a short while.
Gallio, Selene (Marvel Comics)
Selene Gallio was The Black Priestess before she became The Black Queen of The Helfire Club.
Gand, Lar (DC Comics)
Lar has had many names over the years - Valor (Eclipso: The Darkness Within #2), Champion (Superboy vol. 3 #19, while he was amnesiac), and currently M'Onel (since Legionnaires #37, or Mon-El in pre-Crisis continuity as seen in Superboy #89). In pre Zero Hour continuity he took the name Marvel Lad for a short time (as seen in Adventure Comics #305). He will also take the name of Superman for a short while in the year 3004 (as shown in Young Justice: Our Worlds at War). In addition, in Valor #21 he was spilt into several Valor's by Waverider.
Gardner, Guy (DC Comics)
Guy Gardner was a Green Lantern for a short while (he became a Green Lantern in Crisis #9, and his power ring was destroyed in Green Lantern vol. 3 #25. He now goes by the name of Warrior.
Gargan, MacDonald "Mac" (Marvel Comics)
"Mac" Gargan first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #19 as a private detective hired to reveal the true identity of Spider-Man, and became Scropion shortly after (Amazing Spider-Man #20). Considerably later in his career (Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #9), he was approached by the Venom symbiote and became the new Venom.
Gibney, Kyle (Marvel Comics)
Kyle Gibney first took the codename Wild Child as a member of the Canadian military team Gamma Flight. Later, as a member of Alpha Flight, he changed his codename to Weapon Omega, and then to Wildheart.
Gold, Melissa Joan (Marvel Comics)
Melissa was first introduced as Screaming Mimi in Marvel Two-In-One #54. She later became the member of the Thunderbolts known as Songbird.
Gordon, Barbara (DC Comics)
Barbara Gordon's first super-hero appearance was a Batgirl in Detective Comics #359. She was shot and paralyzed by the Joker in A Killing Joke, and thus forced to retire. She became the cyber-vigilante Oracle. In pre-Crisis continuity, she was granted super-powers by The Crystal of Catastrophe Superboy brought back from the 30th century and became Mighty Girl for a short while (as seen in Adventure Comics #453).
Grayson, Dick (DC Comics)
Dick Grayson first appeared in Detective Comics #38 as Robin after his parents, circus performers, were killed. He remained Robin for roughly six years, until his near death drove Bruce to break up the team. He now fights crime as Nightwing (since New Teen Titans #44), and has also stood in for Batman for a short while.
Grey Summers, Jean (Marvel Comics)
In the first issues of The X-Men she appeared in, Jean Grey called herself Marvel Girl. Later, after gaining the power of the Phoenix, she took up that name. She was also the first Black Queen of the Helfire Club.
Grimm, Ben (Marvel Comics)
Ben Grimm is best knwon as The Thing, but other variations also exist. In the Earth-A continuity, he is known as Mr. Fantastic and in The House of M storyline, he is known as The It. In What if Doctor Doom had Become the Thing? he is transformed into a Hulk-like being known as Grimm. In A-Next #11, and alternate universe version of him uses the name The Brute.
Haldane, Shevuan (Marvel Comics)
Haldane Shevuan originally appeared as Hell's Angel (in Hell's Angel #1), but her name was changed to Dark Angel in the sixth issue due to legal threats from the Hells Angels biker club.
Hall, Hank (DC Comics)
Hank Hall is the super-hero Hawk. In an alternate future depicted in Armageddon 2001, he takes the guise of Monarch, the conqueror of Earth. When he later learned the truth about his origin, he changed his identity to Extant.
Hall, Hector (DC Comics)
The son of Carter and Shiera Hall, his first super-hero guise was as the Silver Scarab. Later, he took up the role of Sandman until he was killed by Morpheus. He was later reborn as an incarnation of Dr. Fate.
Harper, Roy (DC Comics)
Roy Harper first entered the masked crimefighting world as Speedy, Green Arrow's sidekick, but retired from that position having felt that Green Arrow had abandoned him. He later became the crimefighter Arsenal.
Hayden, Jennie-Lynn (DC Comics)
Jennie-Lynn Hayden is the daughter of Alan Scott, and usually goes by the name of Jade. She temporarily served as Earth's sixth Green Lantern during the absence of Kyle Rayner.
Heywood, Hank (DC Comics)
Hank Heywood's original code-name was Steel, although he is better known as Commander Steel.
Hoffer, August (Marvel Comics)
August Hoffer was named Cliban, after the grotesque being in William Shakespear's The Tempest, by his father, and is best known by this name. However, he did have more than one alias when he was under Apocalypse's influence, including Hellhound, Death and Pestilence.
Hoskins, Lemar (Marvel Comics)
Lemar's first costumed appearance was as Bucky (in Captain America #334). He later dropped it and is now called Battlestar (since Captain America #341).
Howlett, James (Marvel Comics)
During some time he had to hide his identity James Howlett went by the name of Logan, and continued using it for years afterwards (Origins #4). He gained the name Wolverine in a cage fight (Origins #5). After killing the snake woman Uncegila, he is given the name Skunk-Bear by the Blackfeet (as seen in Marvel Comics Presents #93-98). He was Death for Apocalypse's Horsemen for a short while. Over the years, he has also been known to use the aliases Weapon X, Patch, Hand of God, Mai'Keth and Emilio Garra. During the Onslaught Reborn, Counter Earth's Howlett masqueraded as Earth's Hawkeye. In the Ultimate universe, Cable is shown to be a future version of him. In the alternate reality depicted in What If? #111, Howlett takes the name Brother Xavier.
Hudson, James MacDonald (Marvel Comics)
James Hudson has used a variety of aliases over the years including Guardain, Vindicator, Mac, Antiguard, Weapon Alpha and Major Maple Leaf.
Hudson, Heather MacNeil (Marvel Comics)
Heather Hudson has used the aliases Guardain and Vindicator. In the alternate Exiles universe she is Sasquatch.
Jenkins, Abner Roland (Marvel Comics)
Abner Jenkins Roland designed a flying suit of armor and set out to get the world's respect by humiliating super-heroes as The Beetle in Strange Tales #123. He later joined the Thunderbolts, changed the appearance of his armor and became to be known as MACH-1. He later upgraded his armor suit and started calling himself MACH-2. After retiring the MACH-2 identity, he was given a new armor suit by the V-Battalion, and called himself MACH-3.
Jeffries, Lionel (Marvel Comics)
Lionel Jeffries' first superpowered appearance was as the villain Scramble. He later merged with Roger Bochs to form Omega.
Jones Campbell, Jessica (Marvel Comics)
Jessica Jones' first superheroic appearance was as Jewel. She was captured by The Purple Man, and after her releases, several months later, she adopted a darker identity as Knightress.
Jones, Rick (Marvel Comics)
Rick Jones' first masked persona is Bucky, which he only keeps for a short while. He then bond with Captain Marvel for a short while, until Mar-Vell's death. After falling into a chemical bath, he is briefly transformed into a Hulk-like being. He recently discovered his hidden powers and has taken the code-name A-Bomb. In one possible future he is shown to become the supervillain Thanatos.
Jordan, Hal (DC Comics)
Hal Jordan was arguably the greatest Green Lantern of all times, until he was driven crazy by the destruction of Coast City in Reign of the Supermen. After murdering many other Green Lanterns and Guardians and taking their powers, he became Parallax. To atone for his wrongful acts, he sacrificed his life, saving Earth from the Sun-Eater (in Final Night #4). He now acts as the latest host for the Spectre (Day of Judgment #5).
Jordan, Harold (DC Comics)
When Harold Jordan found out he could become energy and to ride energy transmissions, he called himself Maser and became a superhero. He later took the name Air-Wave his father used to use.
Josten, Erik Stephan (Marvel Comics)
Erik Josten's first super-powered name was Power-Man, after striking a deal with Enchantress in Avengers #21. After loosing most of his power he took up the name The Smuggler, which he used only shortly - in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #49, #50 and #54. He then re-gained them together with an infusion of Pym particles and became to be known as Goliath. Later, he joined the Thunderbolts as Atlas.
Juarez, Bonita (Marvel Comics)
Bonita is usually known as Firebird, but she had used the name La Espirita for a short while.
Kabaki, Olisa (Marvel Comics)
Kabaki Olisa (first appeared in Mighty Thor vol. 2 #17) has used two different aliases over the years - Bedlam and Ikonn.
Kallor, Thom (DC Comics)
Thom is usually known as Star Boy, but has also used the name Sir Prize briefly between Adventure Comics #350 and #351.
Kane, Garrison (Marvel Comics)
Garrison Kane is usually simply known as Kane, but he was also the second Weapon X.
Kato, Mishi (Now Comics)
Mishi Kato was the third Kato. She retired in 1991 to become the masked crime-fighter Crimson Wasp.
Kent, Clark (DC Comics)
Clark Kent is of course known to every comic-book reader as Superman. In the pre-Crisis timeline he called himself Superboy when he was younger. In addition, he was split to two Supermen for a short while during 1997.
Kirk, Sandra (DC Comics)
Sandra Kirk first appeared as Nightshade. During JLA: Destiny she developed mental powers and took the name Destiny.
Krinn, Rokk (DC Comics)
Krinn Rokk was known as Cosmic Boy from the Legion of Super-Heroes, until his capture by Glorith and Mordu. He escaped into the Library of Time, where he became The Time Trapper. He also went by the name Polestar for a short while.
Lang, Cassandra "Cassie" Eleanor (Marvel Comics)
In the normal Marvel Universe, Cassie Lang oporates under the name Stature. In the MC2 alternate universe, she uses the name Stinger.
Lang, Scott Edward Harris (Marvel Comics)
Scott Lang is best known as Ant-Man. In the MC2 Universe, an alternate universe version of Lang appears under the name Pincer.
Langkowski, Walter (Marvel Comics)
Walter Langkowski was originally the member of Alpha Flight known as Sasquatch. After his death, his spirit took control of the Box robot for a short while, as well of those of Smart Alec and Snowbird.
Lanthrop, Edward (Marvel Comics)
Edward Lanthrop usually goes by Lifter, but he has also used the name Meteorite for a short while.
Lee, Jubilation (Marvel Comics)
Although Jubilation Lee is usually known as Jubilee, she has also used the aliases Fireworks and Catseye.
LeBeau, Remy (Marvel Comics)
Remy LeBeau is best known as Gambit, but he also served as Apocalypse's Death. An alternate future version of him appears as the New Sun. In Bishop's future timeline, he is known as The Witness.
Lehnsherr, Erik Magnus (Marvel Comics)
Erik Lehnsherr is best known as Magneto, but he assumed the identity of Erik the Red during Gambit's trial. For a while, he also took the role of the White King. In the off-continuity X-Men: Evolution, he is transformed into Apocalypse's War.
Lewis, Linda (Marvel Comics)
Linda Lewis originally used the name Lady Lark, but changed it to Skylark after Blue Eagle's artifical wings.
Logan, Garfield (DC Comics)
Gar's first superheroic appearance was as Beast Boy with the Doom Patrol. After they were killed, he changed his name to Changeling and joined the Teen Titans.
Londo, Brin (DC Comics)
Brin is currently known as Timber Wolf, but he has also used the code-names Wolfpack and Lone Wolf. In Legion of Super Heroes, vol. 4 #52 he is massively irradiated while fighting Dr. Regulus and becomes the inhuman creature Furball.
Londo, Lara (DC Comics)
Lara was originally called Nightwing, but was renamed Nightwind. She first appeared in Amazing World of DC Comics #12.
Lopez, Maya (DC Comics)
Maya's usually uses the name Echo, but also took the identity of Ronin for a short while.
Mace, Jeffrey (Marvel Comics)
Jeffrey Mace first began fighting crime as Patriot (first appeared in Marvel Premiere #29) during World War II. After the death of the second Captain America at Adam II's hand, he took one of his spare costumes and became the third Captain America.
MacTaggert, Kevin (Marvel Comics)
Kevin MacTaggert was first named Mutant-X by his mother, Moira. He later renamed himself Proteus.
Masterson, Eric (Marvel Comics)
Eric Masterson took Thor's place for a while, while he weilded Mjolnir. He later returned Mjolnir and recieved a mace called Thunderstrike, which he names himself after. In the alternate MC2 future, Masterson uses the name Stormtrooper.
Macendale, Jason (Marvel Comics)
Jason Macendale first appeared as the original Jack O'Lantern in Machine Man #19 and was a minor villain in the Spider-Man stroyline until finally getting his hands on the Hobgoblin suit in Amazing Spider-Man #289.
Madrox, James Arthur "Jamie" (Marvel Comics)
Jamie Madrox is best known as Multiple Man, but several variation exists. In the Age of Apocalypse alternate timeline he duplicates himselves dozens of times, and his duplicates form The Madri, a fanatical cult devoted to Apocalypse. In the Earth-X alternate reality, Jamie's hunger for meat drives him to eat one of his duplicates, which causes him to contract the curse of Wendigo. In the X-Men: Evolution animated series he uses the codename Multiple.
Mallor, Grev (DC Comics)
Grev is sometimes referenced as Shadow Lad and sometimes as Shadow Kid (first appeared in Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes #240).
Mallor, Tasmia (DC Comics)
Tasmia is currently known as Umbra (first appeared in Legionnaires #43). Before Zero Hour she was known as Shadow Lass (first appeared in Adventure Comics #365).
Manning, Luther (Marvel Comics)
Luther Manning went by the name of The Demolisher for a short while before adopting the name Deathlok.
Marko, Cain (Marvel Comics)
Cain Marko is usually known as Juggernaut in the noraml Marvel-Universe continuity. However, in the Age of Apocalypse Continuity he abandons his violent ways and goes by the name Brother Cain.
McCauley, Celeste (DC Comics)
Celeste has used the code-names Celeste Rockfish and Neon.
McCoy, Henry "Hank" Philip (Marvel Comics)
Hank McCoy is of course best known as Beast, but has some other variations in alternate Marvel reallities, most notably Brute in the Mutant-X universe and Dark Beast.
McDonald, Wyatt (Marvel Comics)
Wyatt McDonald originally used the name Hawkeye, but soon changed it to Golden Archer. After being expelled from Squadron Supreme, he changed his name to Black Archer.
McGee, Samantha (Marvel Comics)
Samantha McGee used a few aliases over the years, including Inferno, Balthaak and Exemplar of Fire.
M'Nai (Marvel Comics)
M'Nai's first costumed identity was as Midnight. After his death his reanimated brain was transplanted to a cloned body by the Kree, and he was named Midnight Sun.
Monroe, Jack (Marvel Comics)
Jack Monroe first appeared as the third Bucky, but became unstable, and was put in stasis by the FBI. After being revived, he took the identity of Nomad. He was later injured and brainwashed to become the new Scourge of the Underworld.
Monroe, Ororo Iqadi (Marvel Comics)
Ororo Monroe is best known as Storm. After her marige, she legaly changed her name to Ororo Iqadi T'Challa. In the Mutant-X universe, she is turned into a vampire, and goes by the name Bloodstorm. In the alternate universe depicted in What If #79, she controls the Phoenix Force and calls herself Stormphoenix. In the off-continuity X-Men: Evolution, she is transformed into Apocalypse's Famine.
Moonstar, Dani (Marvel Comics)
Dani was originally called Psyche in The New Mutants, but she disliked this named and quickly changed it to Mirage. Later, she left them and became a Valkyre in Asgard. She later appeared as Moonstar, working undercover in the Mutant Liberation Front. In addition she also used the codename Spellbinder once in X-Men vs. Micronauts.
Morgna, Dirk (DC Comics)
Dirk is usually known as Sun Boy, but he has gone by the name Inferno in the past. He also took the name Phy'r after receiving elemental powers in Legionaries #71.
Morning, Lori (DC Comics)
Lori has used several names over the years, including Future Girl (in Legionaries #35), Fireball (in Legionaries #53), Slipstream (also in Legionaries #53), Dyna-soar (in Legionaries #55), Chiller (also in Legionaries #55), Ink (in Legionaries #58), Galaxy Girl (in Legion of Super Heroes, vol. 4 #105), Plasma (in Legionaries #69) and Helios (in Legionaries #81).
Mortimer, Peter (DC Comics)
Peter Mortimer originally called himself Scavanger. Later, he evolved to a Barracuda Avatar and took the name Barracuda.
Nah, Jo (DC Comics)
Jo Nah is usually known as Ultra Boy, but he also used the name Green Dragon for a while. In pre-Crisis continuity he inhabited Superboy's body for a short while and was known as Reflecto (explained in Legion of Super Heroes, vol. 2 #282).
Nal, Mysa (DC Comics)
In pre-Zero Hour continuity, Mysa was known as The Hag, and later as The White Witch. She also went by Jewel for a short time.
Nal, Nura (DC Comics)
Nura is usually known as Dreamer. Before Zero Hour she was known as Dream Girl. She briefly masqueraded as Miss Terious between Adventure Comics #350 and #351.
Nasland, William (Marvel Comics)
William Nasland's first costumed appearance was as The Spirit of '76 (in Invaders #14). He was selected to be the second Captain America (in What If #4) after the Steve Rogers disappeared.
Neramani, Cal'syee (Marvel Comics)
Cal'syee Neramani is usually known as Deathbird, but she was also transformed to War for a short while.
Nolan, Andrew (DC Comics)
Andrew is usually known as Ferro Lad, but he also used the name Ferro (debuted in Adventures of Superman #540) for a while.
Nord, Cristoph David (Marvel Comics)
Crispoth Nord has gone by the names Maverick, Agent Zero and Wildcat. He sometimes calls himself David North.
Nuhr, En Sabah (Marvel Comics)
Mainly known as Appocalypse, En Sabah Nuhr also used the names Set, Sarau, Kali-ma, and Huitzilopochtli. Additionally, he used Scott Summers as his host body for a short while.
O'Grady, Eric (Marvel Comics)
Eric O'Grady's first costumed appearance was as Ant-Man. For a while he uses the fake ID Derek Sullivan and oporates as the costumed hero Slaying Mantis.
Olafsdotter, Tora (DC Comics)
Tora Olafsdotter debuted in Infinity, Inc. #32 as Icemaiden. She joined the JLI in Justice League International #14, and changed her code-name to Ice.
Osborn, Harry (Marvel Comics)
Harry Osborn is best known as the Green Goblin, but in the Ultimate universe, he uses the guise of Hobgoblin.
Osnick, Oliver "Ollie" (Marvel Comics)
Osnick's first costumed identity was as Spider-Kid, which he used until being convinced to give it up by Peter Parker. Later, in college, he took the name Steel Spider.
Pemberton, Sylvester Jr. (DC Comics)
Sylvester Pemberton Jr. was originally known as Skyman, but he later changed his code-name to The Star-Spangled Kid.
Paka, Sussa (DC Comics)
Sussa is usually known as Spider Girl, but she has used the name Wave in the past.
Parker, Peter (Marvel Comics)
Peter Parker is best knwon as Spider-Man. During the Identity Crisis story-line, Spider-Man was framed for murder, and Peter Parker took up not one but four new secret identities to confuse anyone trying to catch him - Dusk, Prodigy, Hornet and Ricochet. He also used the Scarlet Spider costume for a short while. In the House of M storyline, he masquerades as the Green Goblin for a while, in order to reveal to the world that Spider-Man is not a mutant. In the Bullet Points miniseries, he becomes The Hulk. In an alternate universe depicted in A-Next #11, he goes by the name The Spider. In another alternate universe, a six-armed Peter Parker is shown to be Apocalypse's Pestilence.
Petkus, Josef (Marvel Comics)
Josef Petkus first appeared as the Red Guardian, but later changed his secret identity to Steel Guardian.
Petros, Dominic Szilard (Marvel Comics)
Although Avalanche's real name is Dominic Szilard Petros, he has also used the aliases Jon Bloom and Lance Alvers.
Pointer, Michael (Marvel Comics)
Michael Pointer first appeared in New Avengers #16, where he was possessed by Xorn's energy and became The Collective. After the energy leaves him, he joins Omega Flight and is made the new Guardian. He now uses the name Weapon Omega.
Power, Alex (Marvel Comics)
Alex Power made his first superheroic appearance as Gee, after gaining the power to control gravity from Whitemane. On various occasions he absorbed the powers of his different siblings and held many different code-names accordingly: Destroyer, Mass Master and Powerhouse. He now calls himself Zero-G.
Proudstar, James (Marvel Comics)
Although he appeared as Thunderbird shortly in The X-Men, he is mainly known as Warpath.
Proudstar, John (Marvel Comics)
John Proudstar is best knwon as Thunderbird. In addition, he is shown to be Apocalypse's War in an alternate universe.
Pryde, Katherine Anne (Marvel Comics)
Although Kitty Pryde usually goes by the name of Shadowcat, in her early days she went by a number of names including Ariel, Sprite, Cat, Ducks, Ogun and Baron Karza. In the Ultimate universe, she also took the guise of Spider-Girl for a short while. In Uncanny X-Men #160, an alternate reality version of her goes by the name Cat.
Pryor, Madelyne Jennifer (Marvel Comics)
Madelyne Pryor was originally known as Anodyne, and later became The Goblin Queen. After her death and resurrection she became The Phoenix, and later served as The Hellfire Club's Black Rook.
Pym, Hank (Marvel Comics)
Hank's first superheroic appearance was as Ant-Man (in Tales to Astonish #35). After discovering new ways of using Pym particles, he took the name Giant-Man (in Tales to Astonish #49). He later retired from superheroic activity, but returned as Goliath to save Janet van Dyne. Later still, he was driven insane by an accident in his laboratory and assumed the guise of Yellowjacket.
Rand, Daniel (Marvel Comics)
Danny Rand is best known for his role as Iron Fist. During the Civil War he masqueraded as Daredevil for a while to convince the public that Matt Murdok wan't the masked hero.
Ranzz, Ayla (DC Comics)
Ayala was originally (in post Zero Hour continuity) known as Spark (appeared in Legionnaires #20). After her brother's death, she took up the name Live Wire (in L.E.G.I.O.N #10), but returned to Spark after a short while (in L.E.G.I.O.N #15). Before Zero Hour she was known as Lighting Lass (Adventure Comics #317). She renamed herself Light Lass after her powers were altered by Dream Girl. She also used the names Pulse and Gossamer for a while.
Ranzz, Garth (DC Comics)
Garth was the first Live Wire. Before Zero Hour he was known as Lightening Lad (Adventure Comics #247) and as Proty. In Adventure Comics #247 only he is referred to as Lightening Boy.
Rasputin, Illyana Nikolievna (Marvel Comics)
Illyana Rasputin is best known as Magik, but she has also used the names Darkchylde, Lightchylde and Little Snowflake.
Rasputin, Piotr Nikolaievitch (Marvel Comics)
Piotr Rasputin is best known as Colossus, but was also brainwashed to become The Proletarian for a while. He later had his memory wiped and took the name Peter Nicholas for a while until he regained his memories.
Rayner, Kyle (DC Comics)
Kyle Rayner is best known as Green Lantern, but he also temporarily adopted the name Ion.
Reilly, Ben (Marvel Comics)
During the clone-saga he took the guise of Spider-Man for a while. After that story-line was resolved, he took the identity of the Scarlet Spider.
Rhodes, James (Marvel Comics)
James is usually known as War Machine, but has donned the Iron Man armor when Tony Stark was battling his alcoholism.
Richards, Franklin (Marvel Comics)
Franklin Richards' first costumed appearance was when he aged himself, and took the name Avatar. He later joined the Power Pack and took the name Tattletale. Earth-98's Franklin uses the name Zero Man. In Earth-X, he becomes Galactus. In an additional alternate dimension Franklin also grew up to be Psi-Lord, and for a short time replaced the normal continuity's Franklin. He also uses the name Psi-Lord in the MC2 universe. In Power Pack #36, another alternate future version of Franklin is shown to take the name Ultiman. In an alternate universe described in A-Next #11 he uses the name Psi-Slayer. In the Ultimate universe, he is the host of the Phoenix Force.
Richards, Nathaniel (Marvel Comics)
In Fantastic Four #19, Nathaniel travels back in time to ancient Egypt and calls himself Pharaoh Rama-Tut. After his defeat, he travels to Earth-689's 20th century, designs himself a new armor, and starts using the name Scarlet Centurion. After his defeat, he returns to the 40th century and reinvents himself as Kang the Conqueror. A future self of him is shown to become Immortus. Another version of him is shown to turn into Iron Lad.
Richards, Reed (Marvel Comics)
Reed Richards is best known as Mr. Fantastic, but several other variations exist. The Counter Earch Reed Richards is a superpowered being called The Brute and In Earth-A, his and Ben Grimm's role and reversed, and Reed is The Thing. An additional variation who travels between reallities in an attempt to destroy every other variation of himself is named Dark Raider.
Rogers, Steve (Marvel Comics)
Steve Rogers was the original Captain America. During the Watergate scandal he had forsakes the Cpatain America identity and takes up the guise of Nomad. He later reasons that Captain America should stand for the American ideals, and not its government, and reassumed that identity, until being forced to retire is by The Commission for Superhuman Activities. Afterwards he took the name The Captain, but was later given back the Captain America identity. During the Civil War incidents he also takes the alias Brett Hendrick to avoid detection by the government, and is eventually killed in a battle with Iron Man. In the 1602 limited series he takes the identity of Rojhaz. In a different alternate reallity shown in Excalibur #44 he operates under the name Captain Colonies. In the MC2 universe he is transformed to a new star by Thor after his death.
Rogers, Steve (2) (Marvel Comics)
The original name of this charater is unknown, have legally changed his name to Steve Rogers, to mimic his idol, the original Captain America. He injects himself with the Super Soldier Serum, and becomes the fourth Captain America. However, the formula was unstable without the application of Vita-Rays, and he had to be put in suspended animation. He later reappeared as the villain The Grand Director.
Rothstein, Albert (DC Comics)
Albert Rothstein was a member of Infinity, Inc. and of the JLA as Nuklon. He later changed his code-name to Atom-Smasher in memory of his mentor, Atom.
Sanders, James (Marvel Comics)
James Sanders first appeared (in Avengers #70) under the code name Whizzer, as part of the Squadron Sinister. Years later, aftr the Squadron Sinister disbands, he decided to return to a life of crime under using the codename Speed Demon.
Saxon, Samuel (Marvel Comics)
Samuel's first costumed appearance was as Mister Fear (in Daredevil #45). After being killed by Daredevil, he was resurrected as a cybernetic life form and took the name Machinesmith.
Schmidt, Synthia (Marvel Comics)
Synthia's first costumed appearance was as Mother Superior. After beign disaged by Captain America, she took the name Sister Sin, which she later shortened to simply Sin. She also used the alias Erica Holstein from time to time.
Scarbo, Susan (Marvel Comics)
Susan's first costumed appearance was as Suprema. After taking over the Sisters of Sin, she began using the name Mother Night.
Scott, Alan (DC Comics)
Alan Scott was the Green Lantern that appeared in the JSA, until his ring was destroyed during Zero Hour. He later learned that the magic of the Starheart still flew within him, and took the name of Sentinel (in Showcase '95 #1).
Sefton, Amanda (Marvel Comics)
Originally named Jimaine Szardos, Amanda Sefton has used the names Magik, Darkchylde and Daytripper.
Shakari, Davan (Marvel Comics)
Davan Shakari is best knwon as Erik the Red, but he also served as Apocalypse's Death in the Ages of Apocalypse alternate timeline.
Shapanka, Gregor (Marvel Comics)
Gregor was originally named Jack Frost by the media (in Tales of Suspense #45), and later changed his code-name to Blizzard (in Iron Man #86). When he gained the ability to generate cold without his battlesuit he returned to the name Jack Frost, but later abandoned it and returned to Blizzard when he lost his power.
Shaw, Sebastian Hiram (Marvel Comics)
Although Sebastian Shaw is mainly known for his role as The Black King, he was also Black Bishop for a short while.
Smith, Tabitha (Marvel Comics)
Usually known as Meltdown, Tabitha Smith has had many code-names, including Boom-Boom, Boomer, Time Bomb and Firecracker.
Sofen, Karla (Marvel Comics)
Karla Sofen first appeared in Captain America #192 and first took the identity of Moonstone in The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #228. She was later freed from prison by Helmut Zemo and took the identity of Meteorite as part of the Thunderbolts.
Spector, Marc (Marvel Comics)
Marc Spector, best known as Moon Knight has two repressed personalities - millionaire entrepreneur Steven Grant and taxicab driver Jake Lockley. In the Ultimate Marvel universe, he also the codename Paladin while working for the Roxxon Corporation and has additional multiple personalities of Moon Knight and Ronin.
St. Croix, Claudette and Nicole (Marvel Comics)
When they first appeared in Generation-X #1, they occupied the form of M, although this was only revealed later. They later switched bodies with they're sister Monet and took the form of Penance.
St. Croix, Monet Yvette Clarisse Maria Therese (Marvel Comics)
When Monet first appeared in Generation-X #1, she was imprisoned in the form of Penance, although this was only revealed later. She later switched bodies with sisters Claudette and Nicole and returned to her true form - M.
Stewart, Stanley (Marvel Comics)
Stanley Stewart of Squadron Supreme's Earth first appeared as the hero Atlanta Blur, but later shortened his codename to Blur. On Earth-S, he goes by the name Whizzer.
Storm, Jonathan "Johnny" (Marvel Comics)
Johnny Storm is best known as the Human Torch. The Earth-A Johnny was given different powers by Arkon and took the name Gaard. In What If? vol. 2 #11 he gained streching powers and took the name Mr. Fantastic. In an alternate universe desrcribed in A-Next #11, he goes by the name Blow Torch.
Storm Richards, Susan (Marvel Comics)
After gaining her powers Sue Storm used the name Invisible Girl. After her second child was stillborn, her depression allowed Psycho-Man to manipulate her into becoming Malice. After being freed from his influence, she was a changed person, and changed her code name to Invisible Woman to reflect that. In the alternate reallity of the Exiles storyline, Sue uses the name Madam Hydra.
Strange, Victor (Marvel Comics)
Victor Strange became the second Baron Blood after being resurrected by his brother. Victor tried to become a superhero by only drinking the blood of criminals and took up the name Khiron, but eventually the threat he posed and destroyed himself.
Summers, Nathan Christopher Charles (Marvel Comics)
Nathan Summers is best known as Cable. He is also shown to be Apocalypse's War in an alternate universe. X-Man (Nate Grey) is sometimes considered to be another alternate reality version of him, although they are generally considered to be different characters.
Summers, Rachel (Marvel Comics)
Rachel Summers took the name and costume Phoenix when she joined the X-Men. She later took the name Marvel Girl in honor of her mother. In the End of Greys series she is sometimes referenced as Starchilde. She also used the name Mother Askani for a while.
Summers, Scott (Marvel Comics)
Scott Summers is best known as Cyclops, but has also acted as Erik the Red and as Slym Dayspring for short whiles. For a while he was also a symboint with Apocalypse and was also once bonded with The Dark Phoenix.
T'Challa (Marvel Comics)
T'Challa is best known as the Black Panther. During the 1970s he took up the name Black Leopard for a short while, to avoid connections with the political party the Black Panthers. In Earth-6606, an alternate T'Challa goes by the name Chieftain Justice. In Marvel Mangaverse, T'Challa can become both Black Panther and The Flacon.
Thal, Shayera (DC Comics)
Shayera Thal, or Shiera Hall as she is known on Earth was first called Hawkgirl. Somewhere down the line, DC editors changed this to Hawkwoman to be more politically correct. In post-Crisis timeline, Shayera was a wealthy heiress on Thangar, gave birth to the Andar Pul's daughter who was also named Shayera Thal.
Throckmorton, Hustace (DC Comics)
Hustace Throckmorton has used both Boomfoot and Thunderfoot as code-names.
Thurman, Neena (Marvel Comics)
Usually known as Domino, Neena has used a handful of other names including Beatrice, Aentaros, Samantha Wu, Tamara Winter, Elena Vladescu, Jessica Marie Costello and Luisa Mendoza.
Thawne, Eobard (DC Comics)
Eobard Thawne has used the aliases Professor Zoom, Zoom and The Reverse-Flash over the years.
Thomson, Tex (DC Comics)
Tex Thomson originally took the name Mr. America, and was later asked by President Roosevelt to take the name Americommando and work undercover in Germany. He later creates the Hero Hotline organization as The Coordinator.
Todd, Jason (DC Comics)
Jason Todd first appeared as Robin, until he's killed by the Joker in A Death in the Family. He later returns in Batman: Under the Hood as the second Red Hood.
Tompkins, Thorndyke (DC Comics)
Thorndyke Tompkins used several different names, including Second-Hand, Sweep Second and Second-Sweep.
Towyoungman, Michael (Marvel Comics)
Michael Twoyoungman usually goes by Shaman, but has also used Talisman for a short while.
Unuscione, Angelo (Marvel Comics)
Angelo Unuscione changed his name to Gunther Bain when he came to the USA.
Yoshida, Shiro (Marvel Comics)
Shiro Yoshida is best known as Sunfire, but he also served as Apocalypse's Famine.
Valley, Jean Paul (DC Comics)
Jean Paul Valley first appeared as Azrael in the Sword of Azrael mini-series. After Bruce was crippled by Bane, he filled in for Batman for a short time.
Vernard, Kristoff (Marvel Comics)
Kristoff Vernard is best known for the time he was brainwashed into thinking he was the original Dr. Doom. In the House of M storyline, he is the Inhuman Torch. In the MC2 universe, he goes by the name Doom.
Van Dyne, Janet (Marvel Comics)
In Marvel's normal continuity, Janet van Dyne appears as The Wasp. She was temporarily taken over by The Power Prism and became Dr. Spectrum. In Marvel Adventures: The Avengers she takes the name Giant-Girl, and has the ability to grow instead of the ability to shrink.
Van Horn, Katrina Luisa (Marvel Comics)
Katrina has used three different aliases over the years - Man-Killer, Amazon and Wilma (although only briefly).
Vidar, Rond (DC Comics)
Rond Vidar was the Green Lantern of Sector 2814 but was expelled from the Green Lantern Corps after trying to view the Dawn of Time in Legion of Super Heroes vol. 2 #295, and later became the villain Universo.
Von Doom, Victor (Marvel Comics)
Victor von Doom is best known as Dr. Doom. But in What If Doctor Doom had become a Hero?, he is depicted as the superhero Doom. In What if Doctor Doom had Become the Thing? he becomes the Thing after being bombarded with cosmic rays.
Von Strucker, Andrea (Marvel Comics)
Andrea Von Strucker only in-continuiry costumed appearance was as Fenris, together with her brother Andreas. In the movie Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. she appears as Viper, but it is not considered to be part of the normal Marvel Universe continuity.
Von Strucker, Andreas (Marvel Comics)
Andreas Von Strucker first costumed appearance was as Fenris, together with his sister Andrea. After her death, he is brainwashed into becoming a new Swordsman.
Walker, John (Marvel Comics)
John Walker made his first costume appearance as The Super-Patriot (in Captain America #323, after receiving a treatment from The Power Broker. He took the guise of Captain America when the original Captain America was forced to retire. Later he was offered the Captain America identity back by The Commission for Superhuman Activities, and Walker was given the identity of the U.S.Agent.
Walsh, Bill (DC Comics)
Bill Walsh'es first secret identity was as the terrorist Jackal. He later took the name Ravager to lure Deathstroke into combat.
Wazzo, Tinya (DC Comics)
Tinya currently goes by the name Apparaition (since Legionnaires #0). Before Zero Hour she was known as Phantom Girl (first appeared in Action Comics #276). One of her three selves goes by the name Phase (first appeared in L.E.G.I.O.N. #10). They are merged in Legion of Super Heroes, vol. 4 #99.
West, Wally (Amalgam Comics)
Wally West is known both as Kid Demon and as the third Speed Demon.
West, Wally (DC Comics)
Wally West originally appeared as the second Flash's (Barry Allen) sidekick, Kid Flash. After Allen's death, he took up his mantle and became the third Flash.
Whitman, Dane Garrent (Marvel Comics)
Over the years, Dane Whitman has used the names Black Knight, Pendragon, Crusader, Proctor and Eobar Garrington.
Worthington, Warren III (Marvel Comics)
Warren's first secret identity was as The Avenging Angel, but he soon shortened it to Angel. He changed his code-name again to Dark Angel during The Mutant Massacre cross-over and then to Archangel. He now interchanges between his Angel and Archangel personas. In addition, he was Death for Apocalypse's Horsemen for a short while. In the Mutant-X universe, he takes the name The Fallen after being transformed by Apocalypse.
Wynzor, Jekka (DC Comics)
Jekka Wynzor is currently known as Sensor. Before Zero Hour she was known as Projectra (or Princess Projectra) and as Sensor Girl.
Xavier, Charles Francis (Marvel Comics)
Charlse Xavier is best known as Professor X. He poses the Phoenix Force for a short while, during which he is called Bald Phoenix. In the off-continuity X-Men: Evolution, he is transformed into Apocalypse's Death.
Zemo, Helmut (Marvel Comics)
In his first appearance (Captain America #168), he used the name Phoenix. By his second appearance (Captain America #275), he already took up the identity of Baron Zemo. In addition, he briefly masqueraded as the second Citizen V.
Zorba, Andreas (Marvel Comics)
Andreas Zorba has used several aliases over the years, including Carnivore, Farallah and Hunter Exemplar.