Nova (real name Sam Alexander) is a super-hero with cosmic-energy abilities. Ever since being inducted into the Nova Corps, Sam has developed quite the cocky attitude. He believes himself to be a natural leader, despite not seeing the limitations of his powers and his "fight now, talk later" strategy, which ends up, not being the best choice.
Sam Alexander aka Nova is a short teenage Hispanic male who has black hair and green eyes. As a civilian, he wears a light blue shirt with a white shirt
He wears a Centurion Nova Corps costume which comes with a gold helmet that covers the upper part of the face, with a big red star on the front and white eyes. He wears a black suit, with golden buttons on the suit with gloves. In Season 3, after unlocking all of his powers, he now appears more like his mainstream counterpart with a black helmet.
The hyperactive loose cannon of the team, he is far more enthusiastic and immature than Spider-Man, Sam’s eagerness can be a blessing and a curse for him and the rest of his team. His personality constantly clashes with Spider-man’s as they compete for both bragging rights, and the right to lead the team. Nova doesn't know the true limits of his powers. Like his rival Spider-Man and his mainstream counterpart Richard Rider, He always feels that he has something to prove and is very cocky. Sam, despite being boastful and sarcastic, has leporiphobia, the fear of rabbits. His massive ego causes him to be the bane of all of his teammates, especially during battles. He spends most of his time during fights trying to show off how cool he is, clicking photos on his mobile, rather than actually helping his teammates to win the fight. On very few occasions, he is shown to know the difference between a joke and something serious.
Powers and Abilities
- Nova Helmet: Sam’s powers derive from the Nova Force, which is channeled through his helmet.
- Superhuman Durability: he is able to take an extreme amount of physical punishment, without any signs of injury.
- Superhuman Strength: Due to all that energy empowering him, he is superhumanly strong, being bale to rip holes in a spaceship and even help stabilize the hellicarier in midair. He is also able to support falling building structures.
- Levitation: He is able to fly at high speeds.
- Energy Absorption: he is able to absorb any form of energy, such as cosmic or nuclear.
- Energy Blasts: He can fire pulses of energy from his hand at will.
- Thermokinesis: He is also able to produce heat, as he was the one who heated Sandman and made him a glass structure, which was suggested by Spider-Man, as learnt in his science class
- Talented Sculptor: Sam Alexander is a talented sculptor and he can even make a mash potato replica of Principal Coulson. And he made a giant sculpture of his head out of sand with the help of Iron Fist.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat: He has extensive training in combat from S.H.I.E.L.D. and possible the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Nova Corps.
- Culinary Artist: He has shown great culinary skills, while living with Aunt May & Peter Parker in the Parker's Residence.
- Nova Corps helmet: This grants him all his superhuman abilities
- Nova Corps Uniform: Given to him as a member of the Nova Corps.
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Watch:It is used to communicate others.
- Magic halberd (briefly):
."Avengers Disassembled" (Cameo)
Guardians of the Galaxy
."Back in Black"
."Knights in Black Helmets"
."Nova Me, Nova You"
."You're No Good"
."Behind Gold Eyes"
Season 3: Mission: Breakout!
."I Fought the Law"