Characters sheet for ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' and ''ComicBook/CaptainBritainAndMI13''


[[folder: Main Characters]]

'''Captain Britain/Brian Braddock'''
* BackFromTheDead: Again and again.
* BigBrotherInstinct: For Psylocke. Some time during her brief time as Captain Britain, she's overpowered by a supervillain and Brian has to rescue her.
* CainAndAbel: Brian's older brother Jamie is an [[AxCrazy utterly insane]] RealityWarper.
* TheChosenMany: The multiversal Captain Britain Corps.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Heavily implied to be forced to be SexSlave by fake Courtney Ross after she revealed herself as Sat-Yr-9 and her partnership with Brian's evil brother Jamie who captured Betsy, and captured his Excalibur teammates except Kitty Pryde.
* {{Expy}}: Of course, he's [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead the British counterpart to Captain America.]] But he started out tonally as more of an English Spider-Man - An Ordinary College Student who was an expert in physics, had his own [[JerkJock Flash Thompson]] in Jacko Danner and was closer to "street-level" than the FlyingBrick he gradually became.
* DrowningMySorrows: This was a major subplot for a large part of early ''Excalibur''.
* FisherKing: Captain Britain has a magical connection with the British Isles.
* FlyingBrick
* GeniusBruiser: Not often shown, but Brian's background is in physics and he's as happy in a lab as on a battlefield.
* IneffectualLoner: Justified; for about half of ''Excalibur'' there was a spell on him to screw him up if he took independent action.
* TheGoodCaptain
* TheHero
* HeroicResolve
* NiceGuy
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead

'''Meggan Puceanu/Gloriana'''
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Sweet as they come, but mess with her friends and you'll live to regret it. [[spoiler:As the rulers of Hell have found out.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: She started out as a frightened young girl and gradually learned to take control of her powers and her life, [[TookALevelInBadass took a level in badass]] and gradually became a strong, confident woman. And then they [[DroppedABridgeOnHim killed her off]]. [[spoiler:And then she became a rebel leader in Hell, took ''another'' level in badass, and is now BackFromTheDead.]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes: often barefooted.
* EmpathicShapeshifter: The TropeNamer.
* FriendToAllChildren
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Has an empathic link with nature, including plants, wildlife, weather patterns, and so on; sensitive to the pain and damage of those around her, and has extensive healing abilities among her wide arsenal of talents. When possible she will also offer compassion to technical antagonists who are not genuinely bad people, and for example managed to talk Darkoth into seeing reason.
* GenderBender: The potential {{squick}} downside to the otherwise virtually perfect idealised girlfriend scenario, although she usually tends to dislike and avoid it.
* GreenEyedMonster / ClingyJealousGirl: Very possessive of Brian, and most definitely does not like either Saturnine or Sat-Yr-9.
* HeroicSacrifice
* [[HisStoryRepeatsItself Her Story Repeats Itself]]: For most of her childhood she was locked up in a caravan and then was kidnapped by an evil GovernmentConspiracy and put in a concentration camp. Later on she stumbled upon a van full of mutant kids who had been kidnapped by a morally-ambiguous GovernmentConspiracy and, seeing the obvious parallels, she tried to free them. This led to her [[TookALevelInBadass gaining control of her powers]] and all her subsequent CharacterDevelopment.
* [[spoiler:LikeABadassOutOfHell]]
* MagicalGirlfriend
* MamaBear: Meggan is a very nurturing sort, and only tends to "upstage" her husband if someone is in the process of hurting and overpowering him... whereupon she angrily takes them down in one punch, as a [[TheBully bullying]] otherdimensional copy of [[PhysicalGod Hercules]] found out the hard way.
* MartialPacifist
* MessianicArchetype: Among other things she has resurrected a virtually dead planet, including bringing fallen warriors back to life, and created a small refuge paradise in one of Marvel's [[CrapSackWorld multitudes of]] [[DisproportionateRetribution eternal torture owens]].
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]
* NoSocialSkills: Her parents kept her hidden for her own safety. She had no contact with other human beings and they couldn't be there for her for much of the time, so she spent most of her childhood sitting in a caravan, watching TV. This makes her (in Captain Britain's words): "Unusual... And very excitable."
* OnlyOneName: Until very recently
* PillarsOfMoralCharacter: Probably the genuinely kindest and most idealistic of all Marvel's superheroines, and also easily one of the most powerful, being a rare case of when the technical "sidekick" girlfriend is actually far more dangerous.
* PointyEars: May or may not be her shapeshifting power.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Meggan is far too pure to ever use her power in an outright disgusting or degenerate fashion, although she isn't above experimenting with and modifying her appearance into one that Brian will find attractive, or to use it for undercover disguises together with Brian if the police needs help. However, she has stated that she finds outright impersonations morally offensive, but will go along if others ask her to in a situation that sufficiently demands it.
* RapunzelHair: Has pretty long blonde hair.
* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}
* SheIsAllGrownUp (Justified): She started off as a weird bat-like creature. As a result of gaining control of her shapeshifting powers she transformed into a beautiful woman.
* SuperpowerLottery: She literally has almost any type of power that she knows a reference for, but is a kind and gentle person, who prefers to handle things in as restrained manner as possible.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Meggan is arguably the most powerful known metamorph in the MarvelUniverse this side of [[PlanetEater The]] [[EldritchAbomination Magus]]. She can literally turn into pretty much anything. Sand, water, Franchise/{{Godzilla}}... you name it. It also gives her more or less every superpower in existence up to and beyond ComicBook/SilverSurfer levels (but less than actual [[CosmicEntity Cosmic Entities]]), either through automatic [[AdaptiveAbility reactive evolution]] to hostile environments, or through copying any character she knows about, and she doesn't need to fully duplicate their form (nor shift gender) to do it. However, she is limited by how much magical power she has available in the environment.

'''Black Knight/Dane Whitman'''
* ArtifactOfDoom: Dane's swords have a nasty habit of being this.
* CanonDisContinuity: In the 1990s Heroes For Hire series, Dane received the Sword of Light and the Shield of Night... and they've promptly been ignored in every series since.
** Also never mentioned is when he spent some time during the 90s in the [[TheUltraverse Malibu Ultraverse]] as the CaptainAmerica to their Avengers, the UltraForce.
* CivvieSpandex: Dane currently wears a helmet and leather jacket over ordinary clothes.
* ContinuitySnarl: Just how many Ebony Swords are out there, anyway?
* CoolHorse: Two genetically engineered flying horses, and one robot horse. Currently using one of the flying horses.
* {{Cool Sword}}s: The Ebony Sword and the Sword of Light.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Dane once spent some time in the Crusades.
* LegacyCharacter: The title of the Black Knight has run in Dane's family since the Crusades.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Physics, mechanical engineering, genetic engineering...
* UnstoppableRage: The effect Dane's cursed swords usually have on him.

'''Faiza Hussein'''
* AscendedFanGirl: She's a superhero fangirl.
* AudienceSurrogate
* TheChick
* CoolSword: She wields the legendary sword [[KingArthur Excalibur]].
* DeathByOriginStory
* HealingHands (also a subversion: she has control over living organisms; so she could use her powers to kill if she wanted.)
* JumpedAtTheCall: All she had to do was convince her parents...
* TheMedic: She's a doctor and she has super powers that can be used to heal.
* MostCommonSuperpower: Averted.
* NotWearingTights: Faiza sticks to civilian clothes.
** Until she started wearing knight's armor of course
* ShipTease: with Dane Whitman.
* TechnicalPacifist: She won't use her powers or her sword to kill. [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Demons don't count.]]
** They're called Mindless Ones for a reason.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Although her creator, Creator/PaulCornell, insists that he doesn't like the way Superheroes are forced to be "standard bearers for whole communities" and he wants to make more of her than just another CaptainEthnic.
* WomanInWhite

'''Pete Wisdom'''
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: There's an [[{{Fanwank}} old fan theory]] that he was an attempt to make Marvel's equivalent to [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]].
* AuthorAvatar: Of WarrenEllis while he was writing him. Probably why no one else could quite write him the same afterward.
* TheAtoner
* {{Badass}}
* BadassLongcoat
* CharacterDevelopment: Pete Wisdom has abandoned the trenchcoats and the cigarettes, given up the drinking and womanising (well... mostly) and the cynical attitude. He comes across as having been [[ShellShockedSenior shaken by his experiences]]; he's gotten more professional, wiser and sadder than he was before. There were signs of this in the ''Pryde/Wisdom'' limited series and this has continued into ''Captain Britain and MI:13''.
* HandsomeLech: Frank Tieri [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] him into a KavorkaMan.
* HeartbrokenBadass
* HitmanWithAHeart: He used to be part of an amoral government-funded Black Ops organization, until he decided that they had crossed the MoralEventHorizon, and that he had to quit. His employers [[ContractOnTheHitman weren't exactly pleased with this]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DeadpanSnarker
* EyepatchOfPower: When he got one in X-Force, it turned out that he didn't need it. He was only wearing it to [[InvokedTrope invoke this trope]]. And for its [[FetishFuel effect on the ladies]].
* FakingTheDead: His friends saw him get shot in the head. They mourned him and held a funeral for him. He turned up, months later, NotQuiteDead. Apparently it was all some kind of [[AssPull trick]].
* FamedInStory: Gambit notes that while he doesn't know Wisdom personally, he's heard a lot of stories. And they usually involve someone dying and Wisdom walking away.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Warren Ellis established that his flame-blast powers are known as "hot knives". This is British drug slang for a way of smoking cannabis that involves impaling a lump of cannabis resin on the end of a knife, holding it over a flame, and inhaling the smoke.
* TheLancer
* MayDecemberRomance: With Kitty Pryde. She was approximately 18 at the time, but he's (apparently) older than Colossus, so the large age gap is still there.
* NotWearingTights: Everyone else can wear what they like, but Pete Wisdom sticks with his suit.
* NinetiesAntihero
* PlayingWithFire: His mutant power to to create knifelike spouts of flame from his fingertips.
* SecretPublicIdentity
* ShootTheDog: He's usually the one to do this.
* SmokingIsCool
* StockSuperpowers: He can shoot blades of red hot energy from his fingertips.
* TrenchcoatBrigade: In the original Excalibur series.
* TricksterMentor: To X-Force.
* WarrenEllis: Warren's first well-known trademark style character.

'''Spitfire/Jacqueline Falsworth-Crichton'''
* ActionGirl
* ActionMom: She is (or was) married and has a son.
* AgeIsRelative: When she, as an older woman, reunited with ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, she lamented that she was younger than him, but now she looks much older. Of course, she later has her youth restored, too.
* ArchEnemy: Baroness Blood. ItsPersonal.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted... although she quickly recovers.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* FountainOfYouth: She got rejuvenated thanks to a transfusion of blood from Jim Hammond, the original Human Torch.
%%* FragileSpeedster: Spitfire gets beaten up a ''lot'' in this series. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Good thing she can heal]].
* HealingFactor
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She's eighty or ninety years old, but looks like the same young woman she was sixty years ago.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: She has enhanced endurance and toughness and all the usual secondary powers required for super speed.
* StiffUpperLip: [[spoiler: (Lying in a pool of her own blood, having broken nearly every bone in her body) "Can't move. Probably bought it. How terribly dull."]]

* SixthRanger

* ArchEnemy: Necrom
* [[CatGirl Cat Boy]]
* TheChosenOne
* {{Cool Sword}}s: They're hard and sharp enough to cut rock and harm otherwise invulnerable beings. And they're enchanted so they cannot hurt the pure of heart.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: An unusual example, given that it happened before the character was introduced to the team. Kylun was only supposed to be about four years old, but had spent enough time in an AlternateUniverse that he had aged up to adulthood.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: He has the mutant power of perfectly reproducing any given sound. Yeah. Of course, it turns out to be extremely useful on more than one occasion.

'''John the Skrull'''

John the Skrull was an [[AlienInvasion alien invader]] who was sent to Earth when [[Music/TheBeatles Beatlemania]] was at its height, intending to use their enormous popularity to TakeOverTheWorld. Things got a bit out of hand, and the Skrull Beatles found that their lives were turning into an AffectionateParody of the lives of Music/TheBeatles, complete with their version of YokoOhNo (Captain Boko of the Kree Liberation Army) and eventually disbanded. Naturally, John the Skrull soon [[HumanityEnsues found himself warming to humanity]] and decided that he rather liked this InsignificantLittleBluePlanet. He joined MI: 13 to try and protect the Earth (specifically the UK) from paranormal threats. He was killed during the Skrull invasion of Earth.

* DefectorFromDecadence
* HumanityEnsues
* [[WeHardlyKnewYe Johnny We Hardly Knew Ya]]
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves (from the Skrull perspective, at least).
* ShapeShifter
* ShapeshifterWeapon
* VoluntaryShapeshifting

'''Colossus/Piotr Rasputin'''

See Characters/XMen70sMembers.

'''Dazzler/Alison Blaire'''

See ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}.

'''Juggernaut/Cain Marko'''

See Characters/XMenVillains.

'''Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner'''

See Characters/XMen70sMembers.

'''Nocturne/Josephine T.J. Wagner'''

See Characters/{{Exiles}}

'''Phoenix/Rachel Summers'''

See Characters/XMen80sMembers.

'''Psylocke/Elizabeth Braddock'''

See Characters/XMen80sMembers.


See Characters/XMen2000sMembers.

'''Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde'''

See Characters/XMen80sMembers.

'''Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair'''

See Characters/NewMutants.


[[folder: Secondary Characters]]

'''Captain Midlands'''
* BadassGrandpa
* BritishAccents: He speaks with a Brummie accent.
* CatchPhrase: "You can't stop Captain Midlands!"
* {{Expy}}: He's a spoof version of Captain America.
** Except that he's an Expy of the Captains Britain.
* ShotgunWedding: He implies that he was forced to marry a girl after he "got her knocked up".
* FunetikAksent
* WeaponOfChoice: A shield, of course.

'''Courtney Ross'''
* BadassNormal: Especially for a banker. Being Captain Britain's ex was good for her.
* CanonImmigrant: From the Marvel UK line.
* DeadpanSnarker: How she coped with life-or-death situations.
* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Not her death itself, but the final two-parter leading up to it has her taking on [[AmusementParkOfDoom Murderworld]], and handling herself extraordinarily well even before Excalibur shows up.
* KillAndReplace: By her evil alternate universe counterpart, Sat-Yr-9. It does not pay to be the exact physical duplicate of a ruthless otherdimensional dictator.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: If you hadn't read Captain Britain's Marvel UK adventures, you would have met her in Issue 1 and said goodbye in Issue 5.


[[folder: Villains]]

'''The Fury'''
* AIIsACrapshoot (Subverted): The Fury does exactly what it was programmed to do: [[KillAllHumans Kill all Superhumans]].
* CrushKillDestroy: This is exactly what it was meant to do.
* CurbStompBattle: the Fury's first battle with Captain Britain.
* KnightOfCerebus
* TheDeterminator
* TheWorfEffect: In its first appearance it killed all the superheroes of an entire ''world''.
* TheJuggernaut.
* VivaLaEvolution

'''Mad Jim Jaspers'''
* CloudCuckooLander
* TheMadHatter
* RealityWarper - An incredibly powerful one. So powerful, in fact, that one alternate universe Jaspers had messed with reality so much it ''broke,'' and his universe had to be '''destroyed''' to stop it corrupting adjacent universes.
** Arguably the most powerful one in a fictional universe, and second to only the One Above All (the Judeo-Christian God) in Marvel continuity. The alternate universe Jaspers' powers paled compared to the Earth-616 Jaspers' powers. Jaspsers reality-warping powers threatened the ''Omniverse'', which, according ''The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe 2004'', is "the collection of every single universe, multiverse, dimension (alternate or pocket) and realm. This includes not only Marvel Comics, but also DC Comics, Image, Dark Horse, Archie, TMNT, Harvey, and every universe ever mentioned or seen (and an infinite amount never mentioned or seen) including our own world."
* VillainDecay
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]- it's a side-effect of his powers.