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"Your mom's lucky. When they were handing out kids, they gave her the toughest one, Lieutenant Trouble."
"You remembered!"
Carol Danvers and Monica Rambeau[src]

Monica Rambeau is the daughter of Maria Rambeau. She befriended Carol Danvers, a friend of her mother, and refused to believe the reports that Danvers had died in a mysterious plane crash. Monica was amazed and happy when Danvers returned six years later with considerable abilities and convinced her own mother to join Danvers in a mission to help Talos to save the Skrulls. Before the mission, Monica helped Danvers to choose the colors of her outfit which she would later on use as Captain Marvel.

Biography

Early Life

"You didn't get along with your parents so mom said we became your real family."
―Monica Rambeau to Carol Danvers[src]

Monica was the daughter of Maria Rambeau. She came to consider her mother's friend Carol Danvers as her own family since Danvers did not get along with her parents and spent a lot of time with the Rambeaus. Monica and Danvers were very close, to the point that Monica called Danvers "Auntie Carol," while Danvers nicknamed her "Lieutenant Trouble." Over time, Monica collected various objects of Danvers' life, including photographs of different moments of Danvers' past.

Monica was very saddened when she learned that Danvers had disappeared in a mysterious plane crash. However, she refused to believe that Danvers had died and remained convinced for years that her friend had somehow survived the crash and would return soon. Monica preciously kept all the memorabilia of Danvers' life, including her leather jacket, although she was forbidden of wearing it after spilling ketchup on it.[2]

Reunion with Carol Danvers

"Mom, it's Auntie Carol. I knew it, everybody said you were dead but we knew they were lying."
―Monica Rambeau[src]
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Rambeau is reunited with Carol Danvers

In 1995, while hanging out in a plane owned by Maria Rambeau, Monica saw a woman approaching and immediately identified her as Carol Danvers. Overjoyed to see that her friend had indeed survived the crash, Monica rushed to Danvers, only to figure out that Danvers did not recognize her. Monica was even more surprised when Danvers told her and Maria her story involving extraterrestrials shapeshifters, but she was amazed when Danvers demonstrated her powers by boiling water by mere contact with a kettle.[2]

Meeting Skrulls

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Rambeau discovers the existence of the Skrulls

"There's no way I'm going, baby. It's too dangerous."
"Testing brand new aerospace tech is dangerous. Didn't you used to do that?"
Maria Rambeau and Monica Rambeau[src]

In an attempt to bring back Carol Danvers' memories, Monica, helped by Nick Fury, went in her bedroom to pick up all the objects connected to Danvers she had kept. She then detailed several of them to Danvers, hoping that something would match in Danvers' mind. Having forgotten the leather jacket, she briefly left to get it, and on her way back was approached by her mother. Monica then returned into the house, only to find her mother already here with Talos, as Monica had actually encountered Norex, disguised as her mother.

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Rambeau convinces her mother to join the mission

Monica was ordered by her mother to wait outside when Danvers, Maria, Fury and Talos listened to the black box recordings of Danvers' plane crash. Later, as Danvers planned on getting into space and asked Maria to be her copilot, Monica insisted that her mother should go, arguing that working with dangerous technology was what Maria used to do. Monica jokingly concluded on the example Maria would give to her daughter, which convinced Maria to join in the mission, much to Danvers' delight.

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Rambeau helps Carol Danvers choose new uniform colors

As they prepared for the mission, during which Monica would remain with her grandparents, Monica was approached by Danvers, who praised her determination and asked her to choose the new colors of her Starforce Uniform. In the end, the colors were based on the United States Air Force T-shirt Monica was wearing, giving the uniform the red, blue and yellow colors Danvers would later permanently use.[2]

A New Farewell

"I'll be back before you know it."
"Maybe I can fly up and meet you halfway."
"Only if you learn to glow, like your Auntie Carol."
"Or maybe I'll build a spaceship. You don't know."
Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau and Nick Fury[src]

Monica was reunited with her mother Maria and Carol Danvers as they successfully returned from their mission against the Kree Starforce. During the following dinner, Monica played Uno with Talos' Daughter, and then suggested that the Skrulls could remain with them. However, she was told that it would not be safe, and that Danvers would find a new home for them. Monica then claimed that she could meet with Danvers in space, and when Nick Fury remarked that she would have to gain superpowers, she quickly retorted that she might be able to build a spaceship some day.

Upon Danvers' departure, Monica shared a passionate farewell hug with her friend before watching her taking off in complete amazement.[2]

Personality

"You have the chance to fly the coolest mission in the history of missions. And you're gonna give it up to sit on the couch and watch Fresh Prince with me? I just think that you should consider the kind of example you're setting for your daughter."
―Monica Rambeau to Maria Rambeau[src]

Despite her young age, Rambeau was a very lively and mature person, which impressed most people who encountered her. She remained convinced that her friend Carol Danvers had survived, refusing to believe in her death since no solid evidence of it existed, and was proven right when Danvers came back to her six years later. Rambeau did her best to bring back Danvers' memories, nostalgically going through all the memorabilia she had gathered and kept for days to remember her friend. Rambeau could also be quite witty, such as she teased her mother about the example she was setting for her when refusing to leave for a dangerous mission, or when she claimed to Nick Fury that she could be able to build a spaceship to meet up with Danvers in space.

Facilities

  • Rambeau Residence: Rambeau lived in this house with her mother, where they kept a plane Rambeau enjoyed spending time in.

Relationships

Family

Allies

Trivia

  • In the comics, Monica Rambeau is a lieutenant in the New Orleans Harbor Patrol who gained superpowers after being bombarded by extradimensional energy and took on the title of Captain Marvel before changing her name to Photon and eventually Spectrum.
    • In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Monica shares some similarities to the character Katherine "Kit" Renner, a young girl who was a big fan of Carol Danvers. She affectionately referred to her as Lieutenant Trouble due to her tendency to get into trouble.

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