Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in X-Men #4 (March 1964) and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He is the twin brother of the Scarlet Witch and the son of Magneto as well as the paternal half-brother of Polaris.
Debuting in the Silver Age of comic books, Quicksilver has featured in several decades of Marvel continuity, starring in the self-titled series Quicksilver and as a regular team member in superhero title the Avengers. The character has also appeared in other Marvel-related media and merchandise.
Powers and Stats
Name: Pietro Maximoff, Quicksilver
Origin: Marvel Comics
Age: Early 30s
Classification: Genetically Altered Human (Disguised as a Mutant by the High Evolutionary)
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman strength, speed and durability, followed by several techniques that supplement his superhuman speed including: higher-than-normal reflexes, modified metabolism that prevents lactic acid build up to allow long distance physical activity without normal human limitations, increased threshold for fatigue, master of martial arts (trained by Captain America), the ability to accelerate fast enough to travel several hundred feet up a right-angled wall, can become intangible, the ability to accelerate fast enough to travel across the surface of water for several hundred feet before descending, the ability to create miniature cyclones with sheer speed and an increased protective coating on his eyes to allow optimal vision at high speeds, limited levels of time travel and can fly for short distances by flapping his arms and vibrating his limbs, immune to precognition
Striking Strength: Multi-City Block Class
Durability: Multi-City Block level
Range: Melee range
Standard Equipment: Nothing notable
Intelligence: Quicksilver was trained in Martial Arts by Captain America. As such, he is considered a combat genius. He is able to think at great speeds. Because Quicksilver has a high speed of perception, telepaths often have difficulty using their abilities against him.
Weaknesses: None notable
- Travels from LA to Buenos Aires in around a minute and a half
- While possessed by Cthon, criss-crosses the Earth in seconds
- Outruns Black Bolt's voice
- Finds a city several miles away before Wanda's hair is even affected by gravity
- His speed flash boils water
- Knocks out three low level Olympians in one go
- Staggers several Sentinels and sends one falling
- Wrecks Mordred
- Molecular Acceleration/Destabilization: Through the course of his life as a mutant, his super speed has granted him numerous abilities. One of the very peculiar ones was being able to vibrate his molecular structure at high speeds. Different writers used it for different purposes that were often absurd or completely ignored it to avoid obscurity. He has demonstrated the full effect which enables him to destabilize atomic matter by accelerating the target object's molecule structure, often causing it to fall apart or explode usually by touching it. It is unknown if he can do this from a distance like his nephew Thomas Shepherd.
- Cyclone: Quicksilver runs around his opponent in a circle of radius 10 feet to create a cyclone powerful enough to lift a grown man off his feet.
- Flight: Quicksilver can achieve movement through air by flapping his arms at a high velocity.
- Restricted Time Travel: Quicksilver can travel forwards or backwards in time for a few hours during each visit.
- Intangibility: Pietro also can use molecular destabilization to walk through solid objects.
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