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Maximum Security #2 (Dec. 2000):
“A World of Hurt”
by Kurt Busiek, Jerry Ordway, Will Blyberg, Paul Ryan, etc.

Maximum Security #2

Title: “A World of Hurt”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Dec. 2000

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Kurt Busiek
Art by: Jerry Ordway, Will Blyberg, Paul Ryan, Walden Wong


95 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
U.S. Agent U.S. Agent (John Walker) hero
CBR Scale: S Evangelical Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel 333
Ruul Ruul villain group
CBR Scale: I alien
Kree
[fake alien race Kree posed as]
Marvel 9
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark) hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
U.S. Air Force; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,017
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 4,393
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) hero scientist
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I humanist; portrayed alternatively as explicitly believing in God and as atheist
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,661
Invisible Woman Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards) hero
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne) hero
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
The Avengers; Lady Liberators...  Marvel 1,339
Silver Surfer Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd) hero
CBR Scale: S Zenn-La religion
The Defenders; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 826
S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D. supporting character group
  [government agency; intelligence agency...] Marvel 1,188
Skrulls Skrulls villain group
CBR Scale: R Skrull religion
[alien race] Marvel 344
Kree Kree
(pg. 0)
supporting character group
CBR Scale: S Kree religion
[alien race] Marvel 238
Shi'ar Shi'ar supporting character group
CBR Scale: S Shi'ar religion
[alien race] Marvel 106
Ego the Living Planet Ego the Living Planet supporting character villain
CBR Scale: M sentient planet
Elders of the Universe (ally) Marvel 66
Sintariis Sintariis
(pg. 0)
villain
CBR Scale: R Kree religion
Kree
["Ruul" ambassador to Intergalactic Council]
Marvel 4
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier)
(6-panel cameo, pg. 10-12)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
X-Men (founder); Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 4,999
Beta Ray Bill Beta Ray Bill
(5-panel cameo, pg. 5-6)
hero
CBR Scale: M Norse/Teutonic paganism / Korbinite religion
Omega Flight; Star Masters...  Marvel 128
Fiz Fiz
(5-panel cameo, pg. 10-12)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Skrull religion
Skrull; Cadre K
[mutant Skrull]
Marvel 19
Captain Marvel Warbird (Carol Danvers)
(4-panel cameo, pg. 5-8)
hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
U.S. Air Force; The Avengers...  Marvel 784
Edwin Jarvis Edwin Jarvis
(4-panel cameo, pg. 4, 8-9)
supporting character
CBR Scale: U Anglican
The Avengers (staff) Marvel 669
Quasar Quasar (Wendell Vaughn)
(4-panel cameo, pg. 9, panels 2-5)
hero
CBR Scale: S atheist
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Avengers...  Marvel 317
Nuro Nuro
(4-panel cameo, pg. 10-12)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Skrull religion
Skrull; Cadre K Marvel 1
R'Tee R'Tee
(4-panel cameo, pg. 10-12)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Skrull religion
Skrull; Cadre K Marvel 1
Spunje Spunje
(4-panel cameo, pg. 10-12)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Skrull religion
Skrull; Cadre K Marvel 1
Kreddik Kreddik
(4-panel cameo, pg. 11-12)
villain
CBR Scale: R Skrull religion
Skrull
[ambassador to Intergalactic Council]
Marvel 4
Vision Vision
(3-panel cameo, pg. 5-7)
hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: M synthezoid; Catholic (temporary)
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,393
Retrieval Squad Retrieval Squad
(3-panel cameo, pg. 13, panels 1-3)
supporting character group
  S.T.A.R.S.
[assisted U.S.Agent in securing captured criminals]
Marvel 3
Giant-Man Goliath (Hank Pym)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 8, panels 3-4)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
Commission on Superhuman Activities; The Liberators...  Marvel 1,543
Hawkeye Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 1, panels 3-4)
hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Avengers; The Great Lakes Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
Tigra Tigra (Greer Grant)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 9, panels 2-3)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: S mystically empowered
Cat People; The Avengers...  Marvel 310
Photon Photon (Monica Rambeau)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 9, panel 2)
hero
  The Avengers; Nextwave...  Marvel 256
Moonstone Moonstone (Karla Sofen)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 1, panel 4)
villain hero
CBR Scale: U Buddhist
The Thunderbolts; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 235
Songbird Songbird (Melissa Joan Gold)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 1, panel 4)
villain hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
The Thunderbolts; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 229
Charcoal Charcoal (Charlie Burlingame)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 1, panel 4)
villain hero
  Secret Empire; The Thunderbolts... 
[belonged to Imperial Force, agents of Secret Empire]
Marvel 41
Bishop Bishop (Lucas Bishop)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 10, panel 4)
villain hero
CBR Scale: S X-Men veneration (lapsed)
NYPD; X-Men...  Marvel 548
Moondragon Moondragon (Heather Douglas)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 9, panel 2)
hero clergy/religious leader scientist
CBR Scale: S Titanian priestess
The Avengers; The Defenders... 
[raised by Shao-Lom monks on Titan]
Marvel 335
Starfox Starfox (Eros)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 9, panel 2)
hero
CBR Scale: R Titanian religion
The Avengers; Eternals of Titan Marvel 207
Jack of Hearts Jack of Hearts (Jonathan Hart)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 9, panel 2)
hero
  The Avengers; The Defenders Marvel 144
Supreme Intelligence Supreme Intelligence
(1-panel cameo, pg. 21)
villain
CBR Scale: U Kree religion
[ruler of the Kree Empire] Marvel 120
Ronan the Accuser (Ronan)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 7, panel 1)
villain
CBR Scale: R Kree religion
Kree
[former supreme public accuser]
Marvel 170
Z'Cann Z'Cann
(1-panel cameo, pg. 10, panel 4)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Skrull religion
Cadre K Marvel 6
Kali Vries
(1-panel cameo, pg. 13, panel 2)
supporting character
  S.T.A.R.S. Marvel 3
Farley Mowat Farley Mowat
(1-panel cameo, pg. 13, panel 1)
supporting character
  S.T.A.R.S. Marvel 5
Albert Alligator Albert Alligator
(1-panel cameo, pg. 13, panel 3)
supporting character comic strip character
CBR Scale: I anthropomorphic animal
alligator
[Pogo's close friend]
Dell 10
Fayrelyte Strongheart Fayrelyte Strongheart
(1-panel cameo, pg. 12, panel 1)
supporting character
CBR Scale: R Kymellian religion
Kymellian
[defended Earth to Intergalactic Council]
Marvel 4
Rigellians Rigellians
(1-panel cameo, pg. 11, panel 4) 
supporting character group
CBR Scale: I alien
[alien race] Marvel 45
Pogo
(1-panel cameo, pg. 13, panel 3)
lead character comic strip character
CBR Scale: I anthropomorphic animal
opossum Dell 28
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
(photo/picture/video, pg. 4, panel 3)
hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
(photo/picture/video, pg. 4, panel 5)
hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,624
Photon Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell)
(photo/picture/video, pg. 5, panel 2)
hero
CBR Scale: I Titanian Eternals religion
Kree; The Thunderbolts Marvel 158
3-D Man Triathlon (Delroy Garrett Jr.)
(photo/picture/video, pg. 5, panel 1)
hero
CBR Scale: M Triune Understanding
(Scientology)
The Avengers; black Marvel 101
Union Jack Union Jack (Joey Chapman)
(photo/picture/video, pg. 5, panel 3)
hero
  The Invaders; Knights of Pendragon Marvel 75
The Fourth-Dimensional Man The Fourth-Dimensional Man (Mercurio)
(photo/picture/video, pg. 4, panel 3)
villain
CBR Scale: I alien
Gramosian
[psycho-explorer]
Marvel 13
Hidden Man Hidden Man (Supramor)
(photo/picture/video, pg. 6, panel 1)
villain
CBR Scale: I alien
[would-be conqueror] Marvel 3
Metal Master Metal Master (Molyb)
(photo/picture/video, pg. 5, panel 5)
villain
CBR Scale: I alien
Astran Marvel 11
Snarks Snarks
(photo/picture/video, pg. 5, panel 3) 
villain group
CBR Scale: I alien
[alien race] Marvel 35
Zey-Rogg Zey-Rogg
(photo/picture/video, pg. 5, panel 2)
villain
CBR Scale: R Kree religion
Kree; Kree Peace Battalion Marvel 6
The Badoon The Badoon
(behind the scenes)
supporting character villain group
CBR Scale: M Badoon religion
[alien race] Marvel 55
Devos the Devastator Devos the Devastator (Devos)
(behind the scenes)
villain
CBR Scale: D radical pacifist
Fearsome Foursome Marvel 31
Aakon Aakon
(behind the scenes)
supporting character villain group
CBR Scale: S Aakon religion
[invoke Aakis, Sharee, Yasa] Marvel 14
Alberik Alberik
(behind the scenes)
villain
CBR Scale: I alien
Axi-Tun; Intergalactic Council
[posed as one of Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse]
Marvel 4
Wibbow Wibbow
(behind the scenes)
supporting character
CBR Scale: I alien
Wobbow
[ambassador to Intergalactic Council; feared human reprisal]
Marvel 4
Nelet Pa Nelet Pa
(behind the scenes)
supporting character
CBR Scale: I alien
Rigellian
[ambassador to Intergalactic Council]
Marvel 4
Kymellians Kymellians
(behind the scenes)
supporting character group
CBR Scale: M Kymellian religion
[alien race] Marvel 7
Sneepers Sneepers
(behind the scenes)
villain group
CBR Scale: I alien
[alien race] Marvel 5
Axi-Tun Axi-Tun
(behind the scenes)
villain group
CBR Scale: I alien
[alien race] Marvel 9
Taurians Taurians
(behind the scenes)
supporting character group
CBR Scale: I alien
[alien race] Marvel 5
Troyjans Troyjans
(behind the scenes)
villain group
CBR Scale: I alien
[alien race] Marvel 10
Sagittarians Sagittarians
(behind the scenes)
villain group
CBR Scale: I alien
[alien race] Marvel 9
Kt'kn Kt'kn
(behind the scenes)
villain group
CBR Scale: I alien
[alien race] Marvel 6
Makluans Makluans
(behind the scenes)
supporting character group
CBR Scale: S Makluan religion
[race of giant dragons] Marvel 9
Blips Blips
(behind the scenes)
villain group
CBR Scale: I alien
[electrical beings] Marvel Atlas 4
Duckworlders Duckworlders
(behind the scenes)
supporting character group
CBR Scale: I alien
duck
[race Howard the Duck hails from]
Marvel 10
Elan Elan
(behind the scenes)
supporting character group
CBR Scale: I alien
[alien race] Marvel 12
Xandarians Xandarians
(behind the scenes)
supporting character group
CBR Scale: S Xandarian religion
[alien race] Marvel 5
Poppupians Poppupians
(behind the scenes)
supporting character group
CBR Scale: I alien
[Impossible Man's race] Marvel 5
Xeronians Xeronians
(behind the scenes)
supporting character group
CBR Scale: U Xeronian religion
[Space Parasite's race] Marvel 5
unnamed alien race unnamed alien race
(behind the scenes)
supporting character group
CBR Scale: I alien
[race Al the Alien (U.S. Archer's ally) belongs to] Marvel 9
Levan Levan
(behind the scenes)
villain
CBR Scale: R Kree religion
Kree; The Freebooters Marvel 7
Alpha Centaurians Alpha Centaurians
(behind the scenes)
villain group
CBR Scale: D alien
[amphibious; gray skin with scales] Marvel 4
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(mentioned, pg. 5, panel 4) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner)
(mentioned, pg. 5, panel 4) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
The Punisher The Punisher (Frank Castle)
(mentioned, pg. 5, panel 4) 
hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic (former seminarian)
United States Marine Corps; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 1,893
Captain Marvel Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)
(mentioned, pg. 5, panel 2) 
hero
CBR Scale: S Kree religion
Kree
[former captain of Kree star fleet]
Marvel 142
Deathcry
(mentioned, pg. 8, panel 5) 
hero
CBR Scale: R Shi'ar religion
The Avengers Marvel 35
Lilandra Neramani Lilandra Neramani
(mentioned, pg. 10-12)
supporting character clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Shi'ar religion
Starjammers
[Majestrix (empress) of the Shi'ar Emperium]
Marvel 170
Firelord Firelord (Pyreus Kril)
(mentioned, pg. 8, panel 5) 
hero
CBR Scale: S Xandarian religion
Guardians of the Galaxy; Galactic Guardians...  Marvel 107
Corsair Corsair (Christopher Summers)
(mentioned, pg. 8, panel 5) 
hero
  U.S. Air Force; Starjammers (leader)
[father of Cyclops, Havok and Vulcan]
Marvel 113
Hepzibah Hepzibah
(mentioned, pg. 8, panel 5) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Mephitisoid religion
X-Men; X-Force...  Marvel 56
Raza Raza (Raza Longknife)
(mentioned, pg. 8, panel 5) 
hero
  Starjammers Marvel 99
Ch'od Ch'od
(mentioned, pg. 8, panel 5) 
hero
  Starjammers; Saurid Marvel 87
Commission on Superhuman Activities Commission on Superhuman Activities
(mentioned, pg. 13, panel 4) 
supporting character group
  [U.S. govt. agency for regulating superhuman activities] Marvel 24
Allie Magruder Allie Magruder
(mentioned, pg. 2, panel 3) 
supporting character
  S.T.A.R.S. Marvel 5
Century Century
(mentioned, pg. 8, panel 5) 
hero
  Force Works Marvel 56
The Statue of Liberty The Statue of Liberty
(mentioned, pg. 4, panel 5) 
supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[gave powers to Miss America in dream] Quality 2