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"Rule No. 1 of Multiversal travel: You don't know anything."
―America Chavez to Doctor Strange[src]

America Chavez is a supernatural being from the Utopian Parallel with the ability to travel the Multiverse using large, star-shaped portals. After manifesting her abilities, she became knowledgeable of different universes which she visited, also learning in the process that no alternate selves of her existed within the Multiverse.

Chavez was later targeted by Scarlet Witch, who sought to acquire her powers, leading to her being relentlessly hunted down by inter-dimensional creatures and monsters. Believing she could defeat her enemies with the Book of Vishanti, she took up the help of Doctor Strange, until he betrayed her. Using a portal, she escaped to another universe, where she was rescued by another Doctor Strange. Chavez and Strange continued to elude Scarlet Witch through different universes and searched for the book, however, they were arrested by the Illuminati in the process; their quest fell futile when Scarlet Witch destroyed the book and abducted Chavez.

Strange was able to rescue Chavez before the Scarlet Witch was able to absorb her powers. In the aftermath, Chavez joined the ranks of the Masters of the Mystic Arts with Strange and Wong taking care of her.

Biography

Early Life

Living in the Utopian Parallel

"You lost your parents."
"I didn't lose them. I killed them."
Doctor Strange and America Chavez[src]

Chavez was born in the Utopian Parallel and lived with her mothers, Elena and Amalia Chavez. One day, Chavez accidentally conjured a star-shaped portal after being scared by a bee, sending herself and her parents to separate alternate universes.[1]

Traveling the Multiverse

"This universe doesn't have a me."
"What?"
"None of them do."
"But how do you know that?"
"Because I've looked. And... because I never dream."
―America Chavez and Doctor Strange[src]

Chavez spent the next several years traveling through the Multiverse, accidentally opening new portals whenever she was afraid. She became very knowledgeable of traveling the Multiverse in time and became familiar with how universes worked. Although she looked for variants of herself in other universes, she never found any and believed that she was a unique being in the Multiverse, considering that she never dreamed. By the time she was fourteen, she claimed to have visited seventy-two different universes.[1]

Chased by Scarlet Witch

Pursued by Inter-Dimensional Beings

Chavez and Defender Strange being chased by a creature

"We can't let that thing take your power. You can't control it. But I can."
"But we're friends! You'll kill me."
"I know. But in the grand calculus of the Multiverse, your sacrifice is worth more than your life."
Doctor Strange and America Chavez[src]

At some point, Chavez started getting chased by inter-dimensional beings, believing they wanted her powers. During this time, she met and befriended Doctor Strange in one of these universes. He protected her from these beings and attempted to take her to the Book of Vishanti in the Gap Junction to find a way to stop whatever was after her. When they arrived in the Gap Junction, they found it destroyed with various sections floating freely about. They were then promptly chased by a Ribboned Creature.

Strange desperately tried to hold off the Creature, but was unable to contain it, and decided to take Chavez's powers for himself to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands, despite knowing that it would kill her. She asked him what he was doing, stating they were friends, and he responded by telling her that her sacrifice would be worth more than she'd know. He was cut off abruptly, stabbed by the Creature straight through the torso. She then ran underneath the Creature for the Book, only to be captured by the Creature. Frightened, she opened a portal behind her. The portal started sucking her and the Creature in, before Strange released her from the Creature and fell into the portal instead. Chavez and Strange's corpse then entered another universe.[1]

Meeting a New Strange

Chavez entering another universe New York

"Who are you? And why were you in my dream?”
“That wasn’t a dream."
Doctor Strange and America Chavez[src]

Due to the fracturing of the Multiverse[3], Chavez was able to access Dimension 616, and arrived in that universe’s New York City. She placed Doctor Strange's body on top of a rooftop. She then wandered into the city streets, only to be targeted by another inter-dimensional being, Gargantos, who was invisible at first. Chavez ran inside a bus, but Gargantos used its tentacles to grab the bus and turn it upside down, causing Chavez to fall. She was saved by the Cloak of Levitation who flew her towards this universe's Doctor Strange. She ran behind Strange as Gargantos threw the bus at them, but he used magic to slice it in half. Strange looked at her and asked who she was, but was then knocked aside by Gargantos who continued to chase Chavez.

Chavez being chased by Gargantos

Chavez ran through the streets as Gargantos caused panic with people running in fear. Eventually, she was caught by Gargantos' tentacle, but was saved by Wong, who arrived from an Inter-Dimensional Portal. When Wong tried to fight Gargantos, it got the upper hand and grabbed him with its tentacle. Chavez hid underneath Gargantos, as Strange returned to assist Wong.

Chavez hopped onto a building and tried to avoid Gargantos by getting higher off the ground. Strange and Wong used their magic to grab onto Gargantos, as it scaled the building to get her. Across from them, Christine Palmer and her wedding guests watched from their reception as Strange and Wong worked to get Gargantos away from Chavez. When Gargantos grabbed Strange, he used a spell to grab onto a light pole and stabbed it into Gargantos's eye. He then pulled the eye out of its socket and Gargantos fell to the street below, dead.

Once on the ground, Strange and Wong demanded to know who Chavez was. However, she stole Strange's Sling Ring and fled without them noticing. She was then found by them again, with Wong noting he still had possession of his own Sling Ring. She returned the Sling Ring back to Strange and told them she was from the Multiverse. Afterwards, Strange and Wong took her to a nearby pizza restaurant and asked her to explain who she was.

Chavez talking to Doctor Strange and Wong

She asked them if they knew anything about the Multiverse, in which Strange stated that they had recent experience with it, along with Spider-Man. Chavez asked more about Spider-Man and they told her he used webs to fight. Chavez thought that was gross. Chavez then explained who she was. When they did not believe her, she brought them to the rooftop and showed them the body of Defender Strange. Wong asked what they should do with the body and Strange buried it using his magic. Strange then stated that the symbols on Strange and Gargantos weren't sorcery but witchcraft. He told Wong to take Chavez to Kamar-Taj, where she would be safe.[1]

Fight at Kamar-Taj

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"We gotta get you out of here. Now."
"Why? What happened?"
"Kamar-Taj has fallen."
Doctor Strange, America Chavez and Wong[src]

To be added[1]

Escaping through the Multiverse

"Food's free in most universes, actually. It's weird you guys have to pay for it."
"Hey! You didn't pay for that."
―America Chavez and Pizza Poppa[src]

Chavez and Strange fell through a number of universes through various portals, eventually landing in Dimension 838. Strange chided Chavez for the lack of control over her powers, stating that he could control them better than her. This caused her to recoil as it reminded her of Defender Strange and his betrayal, and Strange apologized. They left to search for help in this new universe, with Chavez acting as the guide due to her previous experience with Multiversal travel.

After taking a 'Pizza Poppa' from a street vendor, Chavez explained to Strange that food was free in most universes, and asked Strange if that was the same in his universe. This didn't turn out to be entirely true, as the Pizza Poppa vendor caught up to her and angrily demanded she pay him immediately for the food she had taken. Strange responded by casting a spell that forced the man to punch himself in the face repeatedly, quipping that this would allegedly continue for three weeks.[1]

Captured by Baron Mordo

Chavez and Doctor Strange came across Earth 838’s New York Sanctum, which had a towering statue dedicated to that universe's Doctor Strange in front of it. The plaque read that Strange sacrificed his life defeating Thanos. Approaching the entrance, Strange wondered who was the Sorcerer Supreme in that universe until the door opened and Baron Karl Mordo walked through. Strange then explained the relationship between himself and Karl Mordo of his universe to Chavez, which worried her. However, Mordo greeted Strange as a brother and welcomed the two into the Sanctum.

Once inside, Chavez and Strange were offered tea, which they drank as they explained their situation to Mordo. Mordo then told them about the dreamwalking ritual which was a desecration to reality itself. However, they soon began to feel dizzy. They realised that their tea had been drugged, and they passed out.[1]

Imprisoned at Illuminati Headquarters

"This universe sucks!"
―America Chavez to Doctor Strange[src]

Chavez woke up at the Illuminati Headquarters in a sealed polycarbonate glass chamber, where she had been placed by the Illuminati so scientists could study her and ensure she was not carrying an unknown disease from another universe or was any other kind of hazard. She remained in her chamber even after Doctor Strange was escorted out to be interviewed by the Illuminati.

Scarlet Witch, Dreamwalking in the body of her 838 counterpart, soon broke into the compound and killed the Illuminati, and entered the room where Chavez was being held. Christine Palmer desperately attempted to open Chavez's cell, but the computer interface was disrupted by Scarlet Witch's powers. Palmer then attempted to break the glass open with a metal container, but was unsuccessful. Chavez punched the side of the chamber, creating a large star-shaped dent large enough to free herself. Professor X then entered the room and engaged Scarlet Witch in a mental battle, giving Chavez and Palmer enough time to escape.

Chavez hugging Strange

Chavez and Palmer head for a hall as they heard foot step, thinking that it was the Scarlet Witch. However, Chavez and Palmer were relived that it was Strange. Chavez happily ran to Strange and embraced him then told him that Palmer fixed his Cloak of Levitation. Also, Chavez told Palmer that this version of Strange is different than the latter she knew from her universe.

The three fled from Scarlet Witch into the tunnels of the Illuminati Headquarters. They eventually reached the Book of Vishanti, but Maximoff caught up with them and destroyed the book before it could be used. She then tapped into Chavez's powers, using them to send Strange and Palmer through a portal before opening a portal to Wundagore Mountain on Earth-616 and taking Chavez through it.[1]

Battle on Wundagore Mountain

"I can't beat you. So I'll give you what you want."
―America Chavez to Scarlet Witch[src]

To be added[1]

Living on Earth 616

Training at Kamar-Taj

"Made some sparks."
"Great. Your parents would be proud. I hope you'll get to show them one day."
―America Chavez and Doctor Strange[src]

Chavez decided to stay on Earth-616 and began training with the Masters of the Mystic Arts at Kamar-Taj. Chavez's impatience caused her to fall behind the other students, and she expressed frustration at how much harder magic was than creating star portals. Wong mused to Doctor Strange that she reminded him of Strange when he first entered Kamar-Taj. After practice, Chavez told Strange with feigned excitement that she had managed to create sparks, and Strange replied that her mothers would be proud of her.[1]

Personality

Chavez has an adventurous spirit and shows a lot of curiosity, evidently as she spent most of her life traveling throughout the Multiverse. Chavez also seems to be independent because of her adventures but didn't seem to know the difference between basic things that are considered morally right and wrong, as shown when she steals Doctor Strange's sling ring soon after first meeting and takes pizza balls while in Earth-838 without paying. This is presumably because she wasn't guided or taught, due to not having her parents around to guide or help her from a relatively young age.

However, despite her experiences and independence, Chavez had a low opinion of herself because of her uncontrolled powers as she held herself responsible for her parents being sent to another universe where they could be lost or dead. In addition, Chavez was afraid of her powers because of what happened to her parents and worried that the same thing could happened to anyone else she would get close to. However, Chavez's opinion was changed when Strange assured her that her parents might be alive somewhere in the Multiverse and encouraged her to hope that she'll reunite with them someday.

At first, Chavez was unsure of trusting Doctor Strange as she believed that he was going to betray her in a similar manner to one of his counterparts did. However, after Strange saved her from Scarlet Witch, Chavez started to trust him and realized that he was different compared to his Multiversal counterparts. Also, through Strange's words of encouragement, Chavez was inspired to fight back against the Scarlet Witch and controlled her powers against her in the battle that followed. In addition, Chavez was influenced by Strange as he taught her the true meaning of helping people in need and that everyone deserves a second chance whether they are good or bad. Chavez bonded with Strange and Wong as she came to see them as family.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

"You can travel the Multiverse?"
"Yep."
Doctor Strange and America Chavez[src]
  • Supernatural Physiology: Chavez is a "supernatural being" according to Scarlet Witch, effectively a living multiversal anomaly. As such, she has innate abilities beyond those of a normal human. She is completely unique in the multiverse, with no variants of her existing in any other timeline. Due to this, she is completely incapable of dreaming. Because of her anomalous nature, her supernatural abilities are inherent to her very existence and can't be removed without killing her. Her powers allowed her to hold her own against the Chaos Magic empowered Scarlet Witch, although she was eventually overpowered by her.
    • Superhuman Strength:

      Chavez breaking a polycarbonate glass wall

      Chavez is a being that possesses powerful superhuman strength, which enabled her to dent a polycarbonate glass wall that was sturdy enough to take several hits from a heavy metal container without any damage, and later she punched Scarlet Witch strong enough to generate a shockwave.
    • Superhuman Durability: Chavez's body is more resistant to physical damage than the body of a normal human being.
    • Portal Creation: Chavez can create star-shaped portals to alternate universes or other locations within the universe which she currently inhabits. Originally these portals would open involuntarily whenever Chavez became afraid, but after gaining more control of her powers she's able to open them at will by punching.
      • Dimensional Travel:

        Chavez travels to Earth-838

        Chavez can create star-shaped portals to alternate universes, which she can use to traverse realities, timelines, and dimensions.
    • Extra-Dimensional Energy Manipulation: Chavez can channel inter-dimensional energies through her body, causing her fists to be surrounded by a blue glow and further boosting the power of her punches. Combined with her super strength, this allowed her to attack with enough force to temporarily stagger Scarlet Witch and knock her through a portal.
"How is this so much harder than a Multiversal portal?"
―America Chavez[src]

Abilities

"Even that led you to this moment... when you're gonna kick that witch's ass."
Doctor Strange to America Chavez[src]
  • Combatant: To be added
  • Tactician: To be added
"She took my slingy."
"She took your slingy."
Doctor Strange and Wong[src]
  • Thief: Chavez was able to steal Doctor Strange's Sling Ring without him noticing. Later she took a pizza ball from the Pizza Poppa; however, she believed that it was free of charge.
  • Bilingualism: Chavez is fluent in her native Spanish, as well as English.

Equipment

To be added

Facilities

Prisons

Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Trivia

  • In the comics, America Chavez is a Multiverse-hopping superhero who goes by the name Ms. America. Chavez's original backstory was that she came from a special dimension called the Utopian Parallel, but this has been retconned. Her current backstory is that the Utopian Parallel is actually just a small island on Earth that had a testing facility and her moms were scientists, not superheroes. All the fantastical stuff about the Utopian Parallel was just Chavez's imagination which she used to cope with the trauma.
  • In an interview with Xochitl Gomez and Marvel.com, America Chavez is stated to be 14 years old during the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, much younger than her Marvel comics counterpart.[2]
  • Chavez wears an LGBTQ+ pin on her jacket.
  • While not explicitly stated in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, America is confirmed to be a lesbian.

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