In the world of Marvel Comics, with its centuries of superheroes and frequently passed mantles, the concept of legacy is obviously a very important one. That includes family legacy, and there’s no shortage of superpowered Marvel families out there to choose from. But even the most direct, familial lineages aren’t always what they seem, and sometimes one’s assumptions about their favorite superhero’s most basic origin point prove to be completely false.
Anyone can check out an online wiki to find out who any given character’s canonical parents are. But actually understanding the truths revealed there can often require years' worth of comic book context. A good rule of thumb in the Marvel Universe is that nothing is ever quite as simple as it seems - and that includes parentage.
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