Luke Cage

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This article is about the character. For the television series, see Luke Cage (TV series).
Name: Luke Cage, born Carl Lucas
Occupation: hero for hire, bar owner, various
Relationships: Jessica Jones (love interest, comics wife)
Claire Temple (love interest)
Reva Connors (MCU late wife)
Fandom: Marvel Comics, Marvel Cinematic Universe (Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Defenders), New Avengers
Other: portrayed by Mike Colter in the MCU
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Luke Cage is a Marvel Comics character. His super strength and impenetrable skin are the result of an illegal experiment conducted on Cage, when he was imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit.

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Luke Cage first appeared in the Netflix MCU series Jessica Jones, before the premiere of his own series. He has also appeared in the first season of the ensemble series The Defenders. This has led to works featuring Luke Cage appearing in multiple fandoms and crossover fics.


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Common Storylines & Tropes

  • PTSD - Although Luke is virtually indestructible he still grieves the death of his wife, and emotional trauma from events in canon.
  • No Powers AU
  • Meeting the Avengers
  • Domestic Defenders and Team Bonding

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