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Marvel Universe is searchable using the search box above the article tools for any page. You may also search all pages of Marvel.com at the Marvel.com Search Page

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Tips

Avoid short and common words

This is the most likely cause of an unexpected failed search. If your search terms include a common "stop word" (such as "the", "one", "your", "more", "right", "while", "when", "who", "which", "such", "every", "about", "onto"), then your search will fail without any results. Short numbers, and words that appear in half of all pages, will also be excluded from your results.

Search is case-insensitive

The searches for "venom", "Venom" and "VENOM" all return the same results.

Phrase

Searches for phrases is equivalent to searching for all words in that phrase. Enclosing phrases in double quotation marks such as "Spider-Man friends and enemies" will retrieve all pages containing "Spider-Man" "friends" and "enemies".

Searching limitations

No regular expressions or wildcards

You cannot use regular expressions or wildcards such as ? or *. If you don't know what that is, don't worry about it. To search for pages with the words "villain" or "villains" search like this: villain or villains.

Words in single quotes

If a word appears in a page with single quotes, you can only find it if you search for the word with quotes. Since this is rarely desirable it is better to use double quotes in pages, for which this problem does not arise.

An apostrophe is identical to a single quote, therefore D'Spayre can be found searching for exactly that. A word with apostrophe s is an exception in that it can be found also searching for the word without the apostrophe and the s.

Delay in updating the search index

For reasons of efficiency and priority, very recent changes to pages are not always immediately taken into account in searches.

(adapted from wikipedia's search help text. For more information on searching, please see that article.)