Quicksilver (Marvel)

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Quicksilver in Avengers v1 #677.

Quicksilver is a male comic superhero that features in Marvel Comics.

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Biography

Pietro Maximoff was the son of Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, alias Magneto, and brother to Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch. He has the ability to move at superhuman speed, up to supersonic speed, and is highly arrogant.

Quicksilver was initially part of Magneto's original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, but he and his sister eventually broke from his father. He later married the Inhuman Crystal, and the pair had a child, Luna. He has belonged to several hero teams, including the Avengers, X-Factor, and the X-Men.

He was later informed by the Knights of Wundagore that a corrupted Modred was looking to reassemble the scattered pages of the Darkhold. Despite Pietro's efforts, he was unable to stop the mystic from achieving his goal and the Knights of Wundagore were slain whilst Modred summoned his master Chthon. Quicksilver arrived at Mount Wundagore only to become possessed by the Elder God who used Pietro as his mortal vessel to transform the Earth with his Chaos Cascade. (Mighty Avengers v1 #22) Maximoff's soul became displaced into the now empty pages of the Darkhold that was under the care of Bova where he would communicate with her through writing on the pages. At this time, Chthon was opposed by a new team of Mighty Avengers seemingly assembled by Pietro's deceased sister Wanda. Under Hank Pym's leadership, the heroes were able to defeat Chthon and imprison him with the Darkhold thus freeing Maximoff who was returned to his body. He wanted to reunite with his sister but the Scarlet Witch disappeared with Pietro looking to find her again. (Mighty Avengers v1 #23)

During the battle, he came to learn that the Unspoken had been provoked into attacking mankind after learning of the Silent War and humanity's attacks against the Inhumans. This caused Pietro to feel responsible for his actions in stealing the Terrigen Crystals that resulted in that conflict. Despite that, he continued to fight the Unspoken but was unable to defeat the exiled monarch with it looking like the heroes were to lose to him. However, Amadeus Cho and Hercules had commandeered the Slave Engine where they used its chronal ray against the Unspoken causing him to age to the point where he was powerless. With the threat over, Quicksilver decided to take the Xerogen Crystals to Attilan where he lied by claiming that a Skrull had replaced him and was responsible for the earlier theft of the Terrigen Crystals. The Royal Family came to believe his lie and reinstated his citizenship in Attilan where he was sworn to secrecy over the existence of the Xerogen. In that time, he was reunited with his daughter Luna who knew of his lie and stated that whilst she would always love her father but she had lost respect for him. (Mighty Avengers v1 #31)

Pietro later came to Avengers Academy that had been established by Hank Pym to help train a number of young superhumans into being the next generation of heroes. Upon seeing their training, Quicksilver voiced his disagreement with Pym in that he believed hiding the truth about the children from themselves would be detrimental to their training. (Avengers Academy v1 #1)

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Notes

  • Quicksilver was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby where he made his first appearance in X-Men v1 #4 (March, 1964).

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Television

  • In X-Men, Quicksilver appeared in multiple episodes in the 1990s animated television series where he was voiced by actor Adrian Egan.
  • In X-Men: Evolution, Quicksilver appeared in the animated television series where he was voiced by actor Richard Ian Cox.
  • In Wolverine and the X-Men, Quicksilver appeared in the animated television series where he was voiced by actor Mark Hildreth.

Films

  • In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Peter Maximoff appeared in the 2014 live-action film where he was portrayed by actor Evan Peters.

Video games

  • In X-Men: Destiny, Quicksilver appeared in the setting of the video game where he was voiced by actor Sunil Malhotra.
  • In Marvel: Future Fight, Quicksilver appeared as a playable character in the setting of the mobile video game.

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  • X-Men v1:
  • Avengers v1:
  • Mighty Avengers v1:
  • Avengers Academy:
  • All-New X-Factor v1:
  • Uncanny Avengers:

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