Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 (1982)
Monica Rambeau has always been devoted to serving and protecting the public, both as herself and in her various costumed guises.
Before she became one of the brightest stars in the age of marvels, #Monica #Rambeau was a dedicated lieutenant in the New Orleans harbor patrol, partnered with the daring John Audain.
Monica's life changed when old Rambeau family friend Professor Andre LeClare came to her for help; he had developed an other-dimensional energy-tapping device with financial support from South American dictator Ernesto Ramirez, who intended to use LeClare's technology to create incredibly dangerous weapons.
#Ramirez had already begun adapting the technology for his own purposes with the aid of scientist Felipe Picaro, but LeClare and Rambeau joined forces to destroy Picaro's prototype. In the process, Rambeau was bombarded by the device's #extra-#dimensional energies and gained the power to convert her own body into energy and back again at will.
LeClare urged her to use this power as a crimefighter, and she left the harbor patrol to become a full-time adventurer.
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