Occupation: Plumber, adventurer
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal
Known Relatives: None
Place of Birth: Unknown
Group Affiliation: None
Base of Operation: Chicago, Illinois
First Appearance: FANTASTIC FOUR #177
History: Very little is known about the
back ground of Captain Ultra. He was first glimpsed in the New
York area when he answered a newspaper advertisement placed
by the Wizard to recruit a new fourth member for the Frightful
Four. Although the Wizard deemed Ultra's superhuman power a
worthy addition to the team, he soon rejected the applicant
for fainting in the presence of a lit match. Captain Ultra was
next glimpsed at the mass meeting for "super heroes"
at the Richmond Riding Academy on Long Island prompted by an
unauthorized television programming revealing the existence
of the Defenders. Among the twenty costumed crimefighters who
investigated the spurious open invitation, Ultra accompanied
a small band of them into New York City to stop a crime spree.
Like the rest of the ersatz Defenders, Captain Ultra became
disenchanted with the team and never petitioned the core members
of the Defenders for acceptance into their ranks. Captain Ultra
was seen in Chicago, where in his civilian identity he relocated,
when he stumbled into the thunder god Thor during the Asgardian's
brief residency there. Captain Ultra's current activities are
Height: 5 ft. 11 in.
Weight 175 lbs.
Strength Level: Captain Ultra possesses
superhuman strength enabling him to lift (press) approximately
9 tons under optimal conditions.
Known Superhuman Powers: Besides superhuman
strength, Captain Ultra possesses the ability to fly (presumably
this is a natural ability and not a properly of his costume)
and the ability to see through solid objects (also presumably
natural). Ultra can fly at speeds up to 60 miles per hour, the
maximum rate of speed at which he can still breathe. He can
see through substances up to 18 inches in thickness, at a maximum
distance of 20 feet.
Limitations: Captain Ultra cannot tolerate
fire, even the minutest flame. Whether this is a physical vulnerability
or a psychological aberration is not known.