Contest of Champions II #1 (Sep. 1999):
“The Gathering”
by Chris Claremont, Oscar Jimenez, Eduardo Alpuente

Contest of Champions II #1

Title: “The Gathering”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Sep. 1999

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Chris Claremont
Art by: Oscar Jimenez, Eduardo Alpuente

46 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 10,664
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Redeemers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Hulkbusters; Pantheon...  Marvel 4,551
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark) hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
Force Works; Illuminati...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake) hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; Cosmic Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Fantastic Five; The Avengers...  Marvel 5,017
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Fantastic Five; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 4,393
Storm Storm (Ororo Munroe) hero
CBR Scale: M Goddess worship
black; Lady Liberators...  Marvel 5,068
Kitty Pryde Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Excalibur; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 3,128
Rogue Rogue (Anna Marie) hero
CBR Scale: S Southern Baptist
Brotherhood of Mutants; X-Men Marvel 3,526
Cannonball Cannonball (Sam Guthrie) hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
Academy of Tomorrow; The Avengers...  Marvel 831
Mirage Mirage (Danielle Moonstar) hero
CBR Scale: M Native American religion (Cheyenne) / Teutonic paganism
Mutant Liberation Front; Native American...  Marvel 470
Sunspot Sunspot (Roberto Dacosta) hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Academy of Tomorrow; black...  Marvel 574
Boom Boom Meltdown (Tabitha Smith) hero
  Cable's Underground; Fallen Angels...  Marvel 314
Black Panther Black Panther (T'Challa) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M African primal-indigenous
religion; Black Panther Cult
black; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 786
Psylocke Psylocke (Betsy Braddock) hero
CBR Scale: I Anglican
Asian; Excalibur...  Marvel UK Marvel 772
Siryn Siryn (Theresa Cassidy) hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic
Fallen Angels; X-Corporation...  Marvel 162
Domino Domino (Neena Thurman) hero
CBR Scale: S Armajesuits (born into); Catholic (raised)
Cable's Underground; Six Pack... 
[Domino's mother leads the Armajesuits sect]
Marvel 314
Warpath Warpath (James Proudstar) hero
CBR Scale: S Native American spirituality
Apache; Hellions...  Marvel 340
The Brood The Brood villain group
CBR Scale: I alien
[alien race] Marvel 90
Brood Queen Brood Queen villain
CBR Scale: I alien
Brood Marvel 10
The Badoon The Badoon supporting character villain group
CBR Scale: M Badoon religion
[alien race] Marvel 55
Hardcase (Harry Malone) supporting character
  Harriers; S.H.I.E.L.D.... 
[military officer; mercenary]
Marvel 5
Brother Royal Brother Royal villain
CBR Scale: M Brotherhood of the Badoon
[ruler over Badoon race]
Marvel 9
The Imperiatrix The Imperiatrix villain
CBR Scale: I alien
Brood Marvel 15
The Host villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[part of the "Coterie" in Contest of Champions II] Marvel 1
The Hostess villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[part of the "Coterie" in Contest of Champions II] Marvel 1
Announcer villain
  [part of the "Coterie" in Contest of Champions II] Marvel 5
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers)
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I Protestant; mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy; Summers Rebellion...  Marvel 8,371
She-Hulk She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters)
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown) - nominal
Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg-ampersand-Holliway; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 952
Moon Knight Moon Knight (Marc Spector)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Egyptian classical religion (raised Jewish)
CIA; Marvel Knights...  Marvel 423
Deadpool Deadpool (Wade Wilson)
villain hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed); One World
Church (lapsed)
Code Red; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 1,256
Bedlam Bedlam (Jesse Aaronson)
  black; Elite Mutant Force...  Marvel 56
Prodigy Prodigy (Ritchie Gilmore)
  Initiative: Heavy Hitters; Slingers Marvel 51
Ricochet Ricochet (Johnny Gallo)
  Loners; Slingers Marvel 22
Amelia Voght Amelia Voght
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist worshipper
of Magneto
The Acolytes Marvel 50
Wolverine (Skrull) Wolverine (Skrull)
CBR Scale: R Skrull religion
Skrull; X-Men
[masqueraded as Wolverine]
Marvel 42
Mary Jane Watson Mary Jane Watson
supporting character
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
[was wife of Peter Parker (Spider-Man)] Marvel 1,827
Magik Magik (Illyana Rasputin)
CBR Scale: S occult/magick; demonolatry; raised Communist
The Exiles; The New Mutants Marvel 450
Alicia Masters Alicia Masters
supporting character
  [blind sculptress; long-time Thing girlfriend] Marvel 416
Agent 13 Agent 13 (Sharon Carter)
supporting character hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (denomination
Femme Force; S.H.I.E.L.D. Marvel 262
Yukio Yukio
supporting character
CBR Scale: U Shinto / Bushido
Asian; The Mutant Underground...  Marvel 77
supporting character
CBR Scale: R African primal-indigenous
religion: Wakandan Black
Panther Cult
[mentor to T'Challa] Marvel 4
harem girls
supporting character
  [part of the "Coterie" in Contest of Champions II] Marvel 1
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan)
(someone disguised or dressed as)
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
Alpha Flight; Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy...  Marvel 10,615
Aegis Aegis (Trey Rollins)
(behind the scenes)
CBR Scale: M Greco-Roman classical religion
black; The New Warriors Marvel 24