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Name: Brian Braddock Occupation: Monarch of Otherworld, Omniversal protector,
(former) Professional adventurer, scientist Identity: Secret, but known to the X-Men and Spider-Man
Legal Status: Citizen of the United Kingdom with
no criminal record Known Aliases: None Place of Birth: Malden, England Marital Status: Married Known Relatives: Elizabeth "Betsy" (Psylocke,
sister) Group Affiliation: Excalibur, the London branch of
the Hellfire Club Base of Operations: Otherworld First Appearance: CAPTAIN BRITAIN WEEKLY #1 First American Appearance: MARVEL TEAM-UP #65
Brian Braddock was a student assistant at the Darkmoor Research
Centre when the criminal Reaver attacked the facility to
steal its secrets. Attempting to escape, Braddock ran his
motorcycle off a cliff and lay near death. In a vision,
Merlin the Magician and the Goddess of the Northern Skies
appeared to him and bade him choose one of the mystic objects
before him: the Amulet of Right or the Sword of Might. Braddock
chose the amulet and was bombarded with mystical energy
that granted him superhuman strength and stamina. The patron
spirits decreed that Braddock would be Britain's champion,
and gifted him with a mystic star-scepter to enhance his
Through Merlin's tutelage, Brian learned the truth
about his family's extra-dimensional origins. He learned
of his metaphysical connection to the land and people
of Otherworld -- a glorious kingdom positioned at the
nexus of reality, where science and sorcery exist as one.
To safeguard the infinite realities from evil, Merlin
had founded an elite cadre of heroes, the Captain Britain
Corps. No greater force for good existed in the Omniverse,
and no greater hero bore the Corps' legendary standard
than Brian's father, Sir James Braddock. Scientist, warrior,
philosopher, strategist -- these attributes made Sir James
the ideal candidate to embark upon the sacred mission
that would shape the future: the quest to sire a savior;
to father a king. A genetically compatible mate -- Brian's
mother, Elizabeth -- was selected from our Earth, 616.
Eventually, Braddock stepped down from the role
-- allowing his twin sister, Betsy, to take up the mantle.
But Betsy was unprepared to serve as Captain Britain,
and lost her eyes in a battle with Slaymaster. Braddock
heard his twin's pain through her telepathy and the special
bond they share, and rushed back to fight Slaymaster --
whom he killed. Resuming his career as Captain Britain,
Braddock joined with the shapeshifter Meggan, Shadowcat,
Nightcrawler, Phoenix II to form Excalibur -- England's
premier team of heroes.
Although continuing his affiliation with Excalibur,
Braddock quit the hero's life for a second time to concentrate
on science. Later, he and Meggan took a break from the
team. During their time away, Braddock proposed.
Subsequently, Braddock returned to action in a
newly refurbished costume, apparently having reconciled
his scientific and super-heroic sides. But during a battle
with the Dragons of the Crimson Dawn, Braddock expended
all his energy to stop a dimensional portal from opening.
He has not regained his powers.
Braddock again left the Excalibur, but returned
to fulfill his dream of marrying Meggan. During the ceremony
on Otherworld, the rest of the team decided to return
to the States. The team disbanded. In the wake of Excalibur's
dissolution, Brain and Meggan at last were afforded the
opportunity to lead "normal" lives. But their
peace was shattered when Brian learned that a seemingly
insane Roma had decimated Otherworld in a quest to dominate
all reality. The Captain Britain Corps rallied to repel
Roma's hordes, but even its greatest heroes proved no
match for the monsters and their malevolent mistress.
Leading a small squad of warriors, Captain Britain rescued
Roma from the thrall of the rogue android called Mastermind,
a hyper-sentient techno-organic super-computer created
by Brian's father. Reclaiming the Sword of Might, Captain
Britain united the talismans of power. Brian had finally
unleashed his divine spark and fulfilled his destiny as
the true monarch of Otherworld and protector of the Omniverse.
Height: 5 ft. 11 in. Weight: 180 lbs. Eyes: Blue Hair: Blond
Strength Level: When not clad in his strength-augmenting
uniform. Captain Britain possesses the normal human strength
of a man of his age, height, and weight, who engages in
regular exercise. With his strength augmented by his uniform,
Captain Britain can lift (press) approximately 2 tons
under optimal conditions.
Known Superhuman Powers: (formerly)Captain
Britain possesses a number of superhuman powers derived
from his mystically enhanced uniform. First, the uniform
enhances his strength. Second, the uniform enables him
to fly. Captain Britain can fly at a maximum speed just
under the speed of sound (770 miles per hour) for prolonged
periods of time (until bodily fatigue requires him to
rest). Third, the uniform can erect mystical force fields
at Captain Britain's mental command. This force field
is employed to protect him from atmospheric conditions
while flying. It is strong enough to deflect a bazooka
shell without deforming or rendering it wielder unconscious
from the concussion. (Repeated blasts would weaken the
field considerably, and eventually penetrate it. The uniform
also enhances Captain Britain's stamina and reflexes to
(Currently) Brian Braddock's mystical armaments
amplify his strength, stamina and reflexes; permit him
to fly; and enable him to generate a protective forcefield.
Weapons: Captain Britain wields Excalibur,
the Sword of Might, forged in the fires of creation and
tempered by the power of the universe. United with the
Amulet of Right, Excalibur possesses the capacity to remake
the cosmos. Both talismans of power formerly belonged
to the god-wizard Merlin.