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All Of Abigail Brand's Mutant Powers Explained

When it comes to major storyline events in Marvel comics, one of the most famous is "Secret Invasion." The crossover series brought together characters from "Iron Man," "Spider-Man," "X-Men," and "The Fantastic Four" into an eight-issue-long story that saw the Skrulls invading Earth and replacing heroes with evil doppelgangers.

Anyone who has seen "Captain Marvel" will already be aware of the shape-shifting aliens at the heart of the conflict, though they've yet to be at the center of a long-running story like they're about to be in the upcoming "Secret Invasion" limited series on Disney+. The series will also see Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) returning to the MCU (via IMDb).

Still, there are several notable characters who will be showing up in the MCU for the first time, like Abigail Brand (Emilia Clarke). Since Brand isn't as famous as some of her Marvel contemporaries, though, some fans might be curious about what kind of powers and abilities she wields.

Emilia Clarke will play Abigail Brand in Secret Invasions

According to Marvel, Abigail Brand is the daughter of a blue-furred alien and a human woman who works for SWORD, an organization that battles otherworldly and extraterrestrial threats. Since joining the organization, Brand has climbed the ranks all the way to the top, where she now serves as the director of SWORD.

The character first appeared in "Astonishing X-Men" #3, but wasn't properly introduced until "Astonishing X-Men" # 6 (via Comic Book Invest). Abigail has the ability to generate heat and flames, a power which is known as Tactile Pyrokinesis. Apparently, she can make flames so hot that they can melt through metal, and while many Marvel characters and fans long believed that her powers were a result of her alien lineage, Brand herself asserts that her powers come from her mother's genes, making her a mutant (via Fandom). However, she did seem to inherit the ability to speak alien languages without a translator from her father. 

Abigail also appears to either have hardened skin or a sort of regenerative ability, as she survived being blasted with a laser cannon while trying to protect Beast during the Breakworld arc in Marvel comics. This act of devotion seems to show that she has feelings for the wise blue warrior, though Beast has not been revealed as part of "Secret Invasion" yet. It's not known if the MCU's version of Abigal will have all (or any) of these powers from the comics, as there are plenty of details still to come about the Disney+ series. Fans can no doubt look forward to learning more in the lead-up to the release of "Secret Invasion" in 2023.