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Does Captain Marvel Still Have a 'Seventh Sense'?

In every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without actively retconning away the previous story. Feel free to e-mail me at brianc@cbr.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, based on a suggestion by reader Paweł P., we look into the extremely difficult to understand situation of Captain Marvel's super powers, namely, "Does she still have a 'seventh sense' or not?"

We first see Ms. Marvel's so-called "seventh sense" right away in the first issue of her ongoing series, but in those first couple of issues, it mostly served to just actually make her do superhero stuff. You see, in the first couple of issues of her series, Carol Danvers did not KNOW that she was a superhero. She would just go to sleep and her "seventh sense" would turn her into Ms. Marvel and make her go out and fight crime. In the third issue of her series, she finally gained some cognizance of her own behavior.

From that point forward, her "seventh sense" worked as a weird sort of precognition, spider-sense or just overall danger sense. In Ms. Marvel #3 (by Chris Claremont, Gerry Conway, John Buscema and Joe Sinnott), her seventh sense warns her that a missile has been fired...

This is sort of a generalized "danger sense." This one didn't really come about again, as it really doesn't necessarily fit into any sort of normal description of how her seventh sense works.

A more normal usage was in Ms. Marvel #7 (by Claremont, Jim Mooney and Joe Sinnott), where it worked like Spider-Man's Spider-Sense...

While in the next issue, it was flat out a precognitive deal...

In Avengers #171, Jim Shooter, George Perez and Pablo Marcos have Ms. Marvel guest-star by having her get a precognitive flash and that leads her to warn the Avengers that they are in danger...

The fascinating thing is that her precognitive senses were SO sharp that she recalled seeing Scarlet Witch in her vision and when Scarlet Witch is seemingly "killed" later in the issue, she knows that that cannot be true, so she looks for her and finds her and the Scarlet Witch saves the day by using her powers to mess Ultron up...

However, a few years after this, Ms. Marvel lost her comic book series and, in Avengers Annual #10 (by Chris Claremont, Michael Golden and Pablo Marcos), she lost her powers to Rogue...

That included her seventh sense.

Eventually, she was experimented on and gained new powers and over the years, her abilities have defaulted to roughly her old school powers (only with new energy absorption and re-direction powers), but what about the seventh sense?

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