Marvel: 4 Impressive Kids in Marvel Comics

In the Marvel Comics universe, there is no shortage of spectacular characters. From gods to sorcerers and super-geniuses, there are some big personalities. And some of those characters are kids. Like their adult counterparts, the famous kids of the Marvel universe tend to have some pretty impressive abilities. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

Lunella Lafayette — the smartest there is

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Lunella Lafayette, a.k.a. Moon Girl, is an Inhuman with powers activated by the Terrigen Mist. She has the ability to body-swap with her prehistoric pet, Devil Dinosaur. It can certainly be inconvenient for her to suddenly find her mind in the body of a T-Rex. But it can also be useful when protecting her neighborhood from all kinds of terrifying threats, both earthly and otherwise.

Lunella is also a genius. In fact, she proves herself to be the most intelligent person in Marvel Comics universe by solving the Banner Box. That’s how she earns herself the moniker “the smartest there is.” 

A Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur animated series is on its way to the Disney Channel in 2022 that will star Diamond White as the titular character, according to Deadline. And a new comic book series is set to launch in February.

Laura Kinney — Wolverine the next generation

Laura Kinney is created as part of a top-secret program to recreate the Weapon X experiment that created the original Wolverine. She has adamantium claws, super-strength, and regeneration.

Originally referred to as X-23, she later goes on to claim the Wolverine mantle for herself, something Logan approves of. She grows up in a lab and is sent on her first mission when she’s still a child. But we get to see her grow and distance herself from the scientists who created her. As she evolves, she chooses to use her powers for good, much like her biological father.

The fantastic Valeria and Franklin  Richards

These two are the daughter and son of Reed and Sue Richards. But they’re certainly not only defined by the fact that they’re the kids of two members of the Fantastic Four.

Valeria Richards is highly intelligent, like her father. According to Marvel, she can solve a Rubik’s cube in mere seconds before the age of two. She also has energy powers and the power of invisibility, like her mother. She grows up to become Marvel Girl.

Franklin is a powerful mutant who can manipulate reality and create avatars of himself. As Marvel explains, “While his cosmic-level powers attract super villains, he knows that no matter how bad things get, his family would always do their best for him.” As he grows, we get to see him project different versions of himself and take on powerful villains like Mephisto and Doctor Doom.

Molly Hayes, Marvel’s youngest Runaway

Molly is the youngest and most powerful member of the Runaways. She’s super strong, and has held her own against the likes of the Punisher, Wolverine, and even alien invaders.

As with all the members of the Runaways, Molly has had to cope with learning that her parents, who died, were also supervillains. Indeed, it’s when she first learns the truth about her parents that her mutant powers manifest for the first time. The only downside is that using her strength can leave her completely exhausted.

Despite all she endures, Molly retains her sweetness and creates a new home with her fellow Runaways. As Marvel puts it, she considers them to be her new family.

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