Monica Rambeau

fictional character in Marvel Comics

Monica Rambeau (also known as Spectrum) is a fictional character and superheroine from the Marvel Comics and its universe. She became known as second Captain Marvel after being dubbed so by the media, but would later go on by different aliases, such as Photon and Pulsar, as she gave up the title of "Captain Marvel" and "Photon" to Genis-Vell.

Cosplayer as the character.

The daughter of Frank and Maria Rambeau, the Louisianan became a superhero after being exposed with extra-dimensional energy from a energy disruptor. After learning how to control her powers, Monica became a superhero and dedicated her life to stopping threats on Earth. She has been a member of the Avengers, the Mighty Avengers, Nextwave, the Ultimates, and Strikeforce.

She was created by Roger Stern, the late John Romita Sr. and John Romita Jr., and first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #15 in August-October of 1982.

Portrayals

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Monica Rambeau appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies Captain Marvel (2019) and The Marvels (2023) as well as the television miniseries WandaVision (2021), portrayed by Akira Akbar as a child and Teyonah Parris as an adult.