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At the beginning of Avengers: Endgame Tony Stark is drifting in space and in the recorded message he says he's "1000 lightyears" from Earth. Captain Marvel shows up and next thing we know Danvers is gracefully putting the ship down on Earth.

As the ship was non-functional as far as we could tell and unable to jump through wormholes on its own, how did they get back so fast? Can Captain Marvel jump through wormholes while carrying a space ship?

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    Yes. Obviously she can
    – Valorum
    May 4, 2019 at 19:56
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    Idk but the “a thousand light years away” is most likely a figure of speech. Remember, the MCU hasn’t established the exact location of Titan
    – Shreedhar
    May 4, 2019 at 21:40
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    As Ebony Maw, having captured Dr. Strange, was leaving the Earth with its ring-shaped ship in Avengers: Infinity War towards the Titan, the ship did a jump, so it is at least some distance away. May 7, 2019 at 12:18
  • Perhaps she could restore power to the ship and it could then open the wormhole. She has those glowy hands. Jun 4, 2019 at 17:54
  • In the movie at one point she flies from the ground to space to fight some Accuser vessels attacking the planet. Let's assume that it took less than an hour for her to reach the ships (which seems like a safe estimate). Let's also assume the Accuser ships were in high orbit, so let's say 35,786 kilometers high above her. Assuming that she covered that distance in 59 minutes, that means that she can fly at least as fast as 10,109 m/s or 22,613 mph. Jun 13, 2019 at 20:28

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Unknown

This isn't even a stat known in the comics. There are quite a few references to Captain Marvel Vol. 7 #8 where she was apparently clocked as going Mach 3 for a few hours, though I have not been able to confirm this. But realistically speaking, she has no canonical top speed, and can travel at the Speed of Plot.

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  • A TV Tropes link? Well that's my day all shot to hell :p Jul 14, 2020 at 14:33
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Carol can travel insanely fast. The fastest on screen example of this we see is at the end of Captain Marvel when she leaves Earth with the Skrulls and can easily keep up with the ship going at what appears to be lightspeed.

However, we know she can't travel instantaneously so there is some cap to her speed. We know this from the fact that she used the comms system in the meeting with Nat on Earth in Avengers: Endgame whilst she's out helping other planets. If she could just teleport surely she'd be there in person.

Carol Danvers: Listen, fur-face, I’m covering a lot of territory out here. The things that have been happening on Earth have been happening everywhere else. On thousands of planets. You might not see me for a long time.

Avengers: Endgame

Of course she can also use the jump points we see dotted around the galaxy as we first see in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We also see that there is one on Earth in Captain Marvel. These would cut her travel times down significantly.

Also note that we don't see the full journey of Carol saving Tony/Nebula, for obvious reasons. She appears in front of the Benatar, we get a jump cut and they're landing on Earth. There is no indication for how long it took.

Putting this together we see that she can travel quickly and she has access to travel even faster by using the jump points. However, we don't know how fast she can actually travel, there is no figure to it and no way of really estimating it from what we see on screen.

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  • "insanely fast" you Americans will do what you can to avoid using the metric system huh? :-p
    – Möoz
    Jul 15, 2020 at 4:57
  • Isn't the point that she is the lightspeed engine?
    – Möoz
    Jul 15, 2020 at 4:58
  • @Möoz ”you Americans” - you take that back! I am British thank you very much. And she’s not the lightspeed engine for the Skrull’s ship but I suppose you could argue she is her own one.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jul 15, 2020 at 6:49
  • So wait, the ex-Kree, now Skrull ship is Lightspeed powered? You sure? I thought Mar-Vell was still working on it when she died?
    – Möoz
    Jul 15, 2020 at 23:26

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