Sunday, May 27, 2012

Will 'Mantis' Mount "The Avengers 2" ?

Thanks to TorontoCatWoman.Com, take a look at 'Mandy Celestine' aka 'Mantis', one of Marvel Comics' 'empowered' female "Avengers" past and present, that could be in live-action consideration for the developing Disney/Marvel 3D feature "The Avengers 2".
The character was created by writer Steve Englehart and illustrator Don Heck, debuting in Marvel Comics'  "The Avengers" (1973).   The character was so popular that Mantis later appeared in comic books published by other companies, moving from Marvel to DC to Eclipse to Image and finally back to Marvel again.
For her Marvel origins, Mantis was the half-Vietnamese, half-German daughter of 'Gustav Brandt-Libra'. In her childhood, her father left her in Vietnam at the Temple of the 'Priests of Pama', a sect of the alien 'Kree', believing she might become the 'Celestial Madonna' and mate with the eldest 'Cotati on Earth' to become the mother of the 'Celestial Messiah'.  Trained by Priests in martial arts, Mantis is strong enough to take on 'Captain America' and 'Thor', by instinctively sensing their weak points. 
Mantis has attained a mastery of meditational disciplines giving her control over her body, including autonomic functions of heartbeat, bleeding and breathing, can heal her injuries through sheer force of will and coupled with precognition and 'psychic empathy', she aalso has a telepathic power that allows her to sense the emotions of others.
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