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The Light-Speed Engine was a special piece of Kree technology designed by Mar-Vell as part of the Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S in hopes of ending the Kree-Skrull War. It was powered by the Tesseract.

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The Kree Mar-Vell, disguised as Wendy Lawson, headed a United States Air Force, S.H.I.E.L.D. and NASA project titled Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S., powered by an extraterrestrial object known as the Tesseract. Unbeknownst to the organization, Mar-Vell was working on the project for a race known as the Skrulls.

The engine was designed by Mar-Vell for use by the Skrull refugees in order to escape the Kree and find a new home outside of their reach. The device utilizes a completely different propulsion system than the jump portal network used by many other races, including the Kree. This would let the Skrulls find a planet to live on that was inaccessible to the Kree.

Mar-Vell was considered a traitor by the Supreme Intelligence and was ordered to be killed by the Starforce. While running tests of the engine alongside pilot Carol Danvers, Mar-Vell was targeted by a Kree ship in the aims of recovering the engine. Mar-Vell's ship was shot and crashed, and as she and Danvers escaped the wreckage, she told the pilot of her true identity and goal.

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Carol Danvers absorbing the Light-Speed Engine's energy

Before Mar-Vell could destroy the engine with her Kree Pistol, she was shot and killed by Yon-Rogg. Danvers, in shock of the death of her mentor, grabbed the pistol from her hand and aimed it at Yon-Rogg. After a brief standoff, Danvers fired at the Light-Speed Engine, destroying it.

The energy released from the explosion radiated into Danvers, giving her superhuman abilities. Recovering from the explosion, Yon-Rogg was informed by Minn-Erva that Danvers was still breathing and decided to bring her with them back to Hala.[1]

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