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"You are Carol Danvers. You are the woman on that black box risking her life to do the right thing. My best friend, who supported me as a mother, and a pilot when no one else did. You’re smart, and funny, and a huge pain in the ass. And you are the most powerful person I know. "
―Maria Rambeau to Carol Danvers[src]

Captain Maria Rambeau is a former United States Air Force pilot nicknamed Photon and a single mother to Monica Rambeau. She became a mechanic fixing planes in New Orleans.

Biography

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Early Life

United States Air Force

Maria Rambeau began working for the United States Air Force as a pilot. She eventually had a child named Monica. She befriended Carol Danvers, and eventually made her Monica's godmother.[1]

Kree-Skrull War

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Reunion with Carol Danvers

"And now you come up in here after six years, with your supercharged fire-hands. And you expected me to call you, Vers?"
―Maria Rambeau to Carol Danvers[src]

Long after crash-landing into a Blockbuster back on Earth, Carol Danvers and her new friend, Nick Fury and Goose, went to Rambeau for help. As she had been one of the last ones to see her and Dr. Wendy Lawson alive. Arriving at the Rambeau Residence, Vers' presence surprised her friend. However, her daughter instantly went over and hugged her as she knew she was still alive after all those years. Vers explained to Maria and Monica that she had been kidnapped by Yon-Rogg and brainwashed into fighting for the Kree Empire. After having a long talk Maria still did not know what to believe, Carol then demonstrated her powers by heating up a tea kettle.

Vers and Fury found out that Talos successfully tracked them down but was there not to fight but to talk. After a tense moment they decided to give him a chance. Vers listened to a black box that he had taken from S.H.I.E.L.D.,She then recovered her memory of the crash and how she got her cosmic powers. Lost and confused more then ever about her identity now that she realized that she had been lied to by the Kree for years. Maria saw the whole thing and comforted her, calming her down. Danvers then decided to make things right with the Skrulls by helping them find Lawson's old lab.[1]

Battle at Mar-Vell's Laboratory

Carol Danvers, Talos, Nick Fury, Rambeau, and Goose arrived at the base where they found more Skrulls in the laboratory as well as the Infinity Stone known as the Tesseract. However, they were soon ambushed and captured by Starforce. Rambeau stuck with Fury and Carol caught up with them and decided to buy them time to escape from the laboratory.

Returning to the Rambeau Residence to celebrate their victory over the Kree, Maria enjoyed dinner with her friends. Carol then decide she would go help the Skrulls find a new home far away from the Kree, She said good bye to everybody on Earth bidding Maria and Monica a farewell.[1]

Personality

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Abilities

"You know, I could use a good co-pilot."
Carol Danvers to Maria Rambeau[src]

Equipment

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Vehicles

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Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Trivia

  • In the comics, Maria Rambeau is the mother of superheroine Monica Rambeau. The name "Photon" was also used as a superhero name by Monica.
    • In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Maria shares similarities with the character Marina Renner, a single mother who is close friends with Carol Danvers.

Behind the Scenes

  • Keisha Tucker was a stunt double for Lashana Lynch in the role of Maria Rambeau.
  • DeWanda Wise was originally cast in the role but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.[2]
  • Lashana Lynch described Rambeau as "resilient" and "strong" saying, "Maria’s got a strength that’s undeniable, in that you don’t feel like you need to help her. She is thrown into many a situation in this movie that she’s never been a part of, never seen, never experienced — and she just learns it, immediately." [3]

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