'Doctor Minerva (Kree name Minn-Erva) is a villainess from the Marvel universe. A scientist of the Kree empire who was introduced as an enemy to Captain Mar-Vell and Carol Danvers who developed similar powers to them. She later became romantically involved with the Kree officer Captain Atlas.
Minn-Erva was born in Edelix, on the planet Kree-Lar. She became a geneticist and an agent of the Kree Empire. She was stationed on the Kree science cruiser, Ananim. She orbited the Earth in the starship, observing the former Kree war hero Mar-Vell . She then abducted Rick Jones, and lured Mar-Vell aboard the craft. She revealed to Mar-Vell her theory that the two of them would produce superior offspring capable of advancing the evolutionary potential of the Kree species. She was ordered by the science council head Phae-Dor to abandon her mission, but refused and was neurologically overpowered. She was rescued from the wrecked science cruiser by Mar-Vell. She later rendezvoused with the Kree scientist Mac-Ronn and docile brainwashed Ronan the Accuser on a farm. Later, she observed Ronan revive and escape custody.
Doctor Minerva later became a partner to Captain Atlas , serving aboard the Kree light cruiser Ramatam. She incognito commissioned to steal Quasar (Wendell Vaughm) 's quantum-bands. She abducted Quasar and revealed to him how she was transformed by the Psyche-Magnetron. She rendezvoused with Captain Atlas, and tried to remove Quasar's quantum-bands, but was instead banished from Earth. During the Operation Galactic Storm storyline, after an unsuccessful attempt at stealing the Nega bands from Mar-Vell's tomb, she and Atlas became members of Starforce, the Kree empire's elite team of super-powered individuals created to counter the Shi'ar Imperial Guard.
During the Spider-Verse storyline in the Spiderman series, Doctor Minerva hires a group of human soldiers to assault a medical facility to steal a Terrigenesis cocoon containing an infant Inhuman. As they escape, Minerva is attacked by Ms. Marvel and the fight also draws 's Spiderman attention. As the two superheroes work together to fight her, Minerva reveals her plan of using the genetic material from Terrigenesis cocoons to create a new breed of Kree Super-Soldiers and shows the early results of her work by transforming into a giant creature to attack the heroes. During this time, she used the villain Clash and some unnamed people as her hired henchmen. It was later discovered that Minerva's research is not being sanctioned by the Kree Empire. Doctor Minerva is forced to abandon her plan when Spider-Man threatens to inform Kree-Lar of her illegal activities.
Powers and Abilities
Minn-Erva was also mutagenically altered by the Kree Psyche-Magnetron, giving her superhuman strength and durability and the power of flight through the conscious manipulation of gravitons. The machine is capable of using "nega-energy" for various purposes and was set to replicate the powers of Captain Marvel. She also possesses heightened intuitive faculties enabling her to guess correctly significantly higher than chance.
She is also a very talented scientist and starship pilot.
- Doctor Minerva appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Captain Marvel, played by Gemma Chan.
- She is a playable character in the Arcade fighting game Avengers in Galactic Storm.