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    Default It's strange to me that the Marvel Universe has no superheros of Indian origin.

    India represents a full fifth of the world's population. The Marvel U has literally hundreds of superheros and yet it doesn't have a single hero of Indian origins, how is that even possible?

    I would love to see an ongoing headlined by a hindu or buddist superhero that grew up in India. I would have said superheroine but then it would become too similar a character to Ms. Marvel.

    They could make him a doctor along the lines of Doctor Strange but older and wiser, or a brilliant engineer CEO with a spiritual side sort of like a mash up between Tony Stark and Satya Nadella.
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    I was skeptical but it turns out you're right. There aren't any.

    That is definitely an issue that needs to be remedied.

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    Trying my best to think of someone but yeah, you're right. That's not good.

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    Katy and Tim Bashir are half Indian, no?

    Edit: Were.

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    On Earth-50101, Pavitr Prabhakar from Mumbai, India is Spider-Man.

    Also, on Earth-616, the Pan-Asian School for the Unusually Gifted is located in Mumbai, and there is at least one Indian student there.
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    Calculus of the Young Gods. Is he still alive?

    http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix2/calculusyoung.htm

    Indra

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indra_%28comics%29

    Thunderbird (Neal Shaara)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunder...Neal_Shaara%29

    There are more, but I'd need to check their status as a) heroes, and b) whether they're alive or not.

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    Neal shaara- Thunderbird was a member of Xmen and Omega Sentinel

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    Yeah, Indra, Omega Sentinel and Thunderbird III count. It is interesting that there aren't a whole lot of non-mutant Indian super-people (that Young God being the only one that leaps to mind). I think there were a couple of mutant acolytes of Indian origin as well (Vindaloo and maybe Senyaka?).

    I do like that they mostly don't have any sort of 'ethnic' super powers (like the various Native American heroes like Black Crow and Red Wolf, who have a different sort of 'Indian powers').

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    Timeslip. Former New Warrior.
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    Kavita Rao doesn't have superpowers, but she was a member of the X-Club.

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    Thanks guys, yeah Indra, Thunderbird III, Omega Sentinel and Timeslip are all characters I was not aware of. Kavita Rao is cool too. Considering their appearances were all so brief, just hoping they will make it out of non-reboot reboot intact.

    Omega Sentinel and Timeslip both seem like amazing characters with excellent names, cool origin stories, and very interesting powers. I would love to see more of them.... maybe helping to restore order after the chaos of Secret Wars.
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    Pakistan have got nada, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panic View Post
    Pakistan have got nada, though.
    Weeeeeell...there's the new Ms. Marvel who's Pakistani, but she grew up in America.

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    Omega Sentinel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyclopsWasRight View Post
    Omega Sentinel?
    Don't be discriminating against all sentinels Cyclops. A few bad apples shouldn't define the entire race. As a mutant, you should understand that better than most.

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