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Original Excalibur members

    Captain Britain/Brian Braddock 

See the Captain Britain page.
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    Meggan Puceanu/Gloriana 
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  • Beware the Nice Ones: Sweet as they come, but mess with her friends and you'll live to regret it. As the rulers of Hell have found out.
  • Character Development: She started out as a frightened young girl and gradually learned to take control of her powers and her life, took a level in badass and gradually became a strong, confident woman. And then they killed her off. And then she became a rebel leader in Hell, took another level in badass, and is now Back from the Dead.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Very possessive of Brian, and most definitely does not like either Saturnine or Sat-Yr-9.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Often barefooted.
  • Empathic Shapeshifter: The Trope Namer. She was explicitly described as a Empathic Shapeshifter and, indeed, she would look like what other people thought she should. This caused her quite a lot of angst as a kid, though she fortunately had other powers to back it up (and by other powers we mean that she won the Superpower Lottery, big time) and had the ability to adapt to any environment bundled in. However, she managed to move past it as of the Captain Britain and MI-13 series.
  • Friend to All Children: Very friendly with kids, and is quite protective of them. More than likely because of her problems as a kid.
  • Friend to All Living Things: 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.
  • Gender Bender: The potential squick downside to the otherwise virtually perfect idealised girlfriend scenario, although she usually tends to dislike and avoid it.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: The Scarlet Witch's actions in House of M caused a hole in reality. Allowing the others to seal the gap, Meggan ventured into the void beyond and sacrificed herself to briefly slow the progress of the impacting chaotic energies to give Psylocke, Rachel, and Captain Britain time to sew the reality tear. When reality was restored, only a few remembered what had gone on during the House of M. Captain Britain and the others were among the many who didn't, having only vague memories of the ordeal and believing it to be a dream. As a result, Brian doesn't know about Meggan's sacrifice and has no idea where she is, leaving him in distress.
    • Not Quite Dead: Meggan is eventually revealed to still be alive, but lost between dimensions and after trapped in the Hell until she finally finds a crack through which moonlight is pouring through at the climax of the Vampire State storyline. Said crack was opened by Doctor Doom, in a mixture of wanting to both Pet the Dog and screw with Dracula.
  • His Story Repeats Itself: For most of her childhood she was locked up in a caravan and then was kidnapped by an evil Government Conspiracy 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 Government Conspiracy and, seeing the obvious parallels, she tried to free them. This led to her gaining control of her powers and all her subsequent Character Development.
  • Magical Girlfriend: Brian’s magical girlfriend.
  • Mama Bear: 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 bullying otherdimensional copy of Hercules found out the hard way.
  • Martial Pacifist: Does not like to fight that much.
  • Messianic Archetype: 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 multitudes of eternal torture ovens.
  • Nice Girl: See Friend to All Living Things and Friend to All Children to get the clue on how nice she is.
  • No Social Skills: 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."
  • Only One Name: Until very recently.
  • Pointy Ears: May or may not be her shapeshifting power.
  • Power Perversion Potential: 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.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has pretty long blonde hair.
  • Romani
  • She Is All Grown Up (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.
  • Superpower Lottery: 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.
    • Adaptive Ability: Not just to the physical environment, either, but to the social one. She'll change shape to fit in with anyone whose presence she's in (including becoming a female Nightcrawler, complete with his powers).
    • The Empath: Actually causes a bit of a problem combined with the above; she can sense how people feel about her and that influences her shapeshifting- when she feels insecure, she becomes hideous.
    • Elemental Powers: all of the traditional four, presumably due to her empathy with nature. And, of course...
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Meggan is arguably the most powerful known metamorph in the Marvel Universe this side of The Magus. She can literally turn into pretty much anything. Sand, water, Godzilla... you name it. It also gives her more or less every superpower in existence up to and beyond Silver Surfer levels (but less than actual Cosmic Entities), either through automatic 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.

    Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner 

See the Nightcrawler page.

    Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde 

See the Kitty Pryde page.

    Phoenix/Rachel Summers 

See the Rachel Summers page.

Other main characters

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    Widget/Kate Pryde 
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  • Alternate Self: Astonishingly, she was originally the Days of Future Past version of Kitty Pryde, who sometime after what seemed to be a failed attempt to derail their Bad Future (it only failed because of Marvel's rules of time travel - when she went back and changed history, she just split off an Alternate Universe). A second attempt left her without a body and with a scrambled, childlike mind, inhabiting a strange floating robot.
  • Alternate Timeline: From one of the most famous ones in fiction, and as Widget, was able to travel between them.
  • Bishounen Line: During the Cross-Time Caper Widget obsessively consumed scrap to construct bodies for herself until eventually developing a humanoid form with a metal head and fingers but a body that appeared to be an active rift in space.
  • Black Box: How she works is a mystery to everyone, even a bureau of omniversal monitoring. Her pieces are kept together by a magnetic field instead of welding or bolts and her insides are a mixture of baked beans and garbage, even though she regularly consumes massive amounts of scrap. The only apparent clue to her functionality is a matrix of energy flowing through the whole thing, but how it allows interdimensional travel is still unknown.
  • Black Hole Belly: Widget can consume lots with no apparent change in mass besides extruding temporary constructs.
  • Catchphrase: One learned from a startled mutant child: "Oh golly, oh gosh, oh wow!"
  • Dramatic Irony: Kitty studied Widget at length, not having any idea that Widget was animated by the personality of her alternate future self. Additionally, Rachel spent a great deal of time around her, not knowing that Widget had originally been Kate Pryde, from her future.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Could create portals to pretty much anywhere and everywhere, including across universes, which led to the Cross-Time Caper. After that, Roma locked her to Earth 616.
  • The Reveal: After approximately 70 issues of Excalibur, it is finally revealed that Widget - who everyone had previously assumed was a he - was not only a she, but, in fact, Kate Pryde.

    Black Knight/Dane Whitman 
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  • Adorkable: During his time with MI 13 in particular.
  • Artifact of Doom: Dane's swords have a nasty habit of being this.
  • Canon Discontinuity: 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.
  • Civvie Spandex: Dane currently wears a helmet and leather jacket over ordinary clothes.
  • Continuity Snarl: Just how many Ebony Swords are out there, anyway?
  • Cool Horse: Two genetically engineered flying horses, and one robot horse. Currently using one of the flying horses.
  • Cool Swords: The Ebony Sword and the Sword of Light.
  • Cursed with Awesome: The Ebony Sword is pretty evil, and does mental damage to its wielder, but it is pretty awesome.
  • Dork Knight: Particularly when first meeting Faiza's parents.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Dane once spent some time in the Crusades, which is where he learned to speak a number of foreign languages. This comes up when he meets Faiza Hussain's family, with her father revealing that while he's not as much of a superhero fan as his daughter, he does know his superheroes, and thus where (and when) Dane learned Urdu, before irritably wondering if it was an intentional offence or institutional incompetence.
  • Legacy Character: The title of the Black Knight has run in Dane's family since the Crusades.
  • Master Swordsman: Extremely proficient with his blade, to the point where very few individuals who aren't gods can rival his skill.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Physics, mechanical engineering, genetic engineering...
  • Ship Tease: With Faiza Hussain, until they finally get together.
  • Token Minority: If being the only American in the midst of a British main cast counts, then yes.
  • Unstoppable Rage: The effect Dane's cursed swords usually have on him.

    Faiza Hussain 
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  • Ascended Fan Girl: She's a superhero fangirl - Kamala Khan before Kamala Khan, essentially.
  • Audience Surrogate: She’s supposed to represent the audience viewpoint.
  • The Chick: The least physically powerful member of the team and the most emotional. Justified as she is not an experienced superhero, so she is very new to all and so lacks the nerve.
  • Cool Sword: She wields the legendary sword Excalibur.
  • Death by Origin Story: Her origin story.
  • Healing Hands The primary use of her powers, though potentially also a subversion: she has control over living organisms; so she could use her powers to kill if she wanted.
  • Jumped at the Call: All she had to do was convince her parents...
  • The Medic: She's a doctor and she has super powers that can be used to heal.
  • Most Common Superpower: Averted.
  • Not Wearing Tights: Faiza sticks to civilian clothes.
    • Until she started wearing knightly armour, of course
  • Ship Tease: With Dane Whitman.
  • Technical Pacifist: She won't use her powers or her sword to kill. Demons don't count.
    • They're called Mindless Ones for a reason.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Although her creator, Paul Cornell, 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 Captain Ethnic.

    Pete Wisdom 
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  • Alternate Company Equivalent: There's an old fan theory that he was an attempt to make Marvel's equivalent to John Constantine. In terms of personality, this isn't far off. In terms of position, however, he's closer to Maxwell Lord prior to his Face–Heel Turn, or as Director MI13, Amanda Waller.
  • Author Avatar: Of Warren Ellis while he was writing him. Probably why no one else could quite write him the same afterwards.
  • The Atoner: For his Black Air days.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Before and after he ditches the trench-coat.
  • Badass Longcoat: He eventually ditches it, to become a Badass in a Nice Suit.
  • Character Development: Pete Wisdom has abandoned the trenchcoats and the cigarettes, given up the drinking and womanising (well... mostly) and most of the cynical attitude. He comes across as having been 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. He reverts a little during his appearances in Gambit, though this probably has a lot to do with having to deal with the titular character, who enjoys winding people up.
  • The Chessmaster: He plans very, very well, as shown in Vampire State.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His par in not a pleasant one by any means.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Frequently.
  • Eyepatch of Power: When he got one in X-Force, though it turned out that he didn't need it. He was only wearing it to invoke this trope. And for its effect on the ladies.
  • Faking the Dead: His friends saw him get shot in the head. They mourned him and held a funeral for him. He turned up, months later, Not Quite Dead. Apparently it was all some kind of trick.
  • Famed In-Story: Gambit notes before they meet that while he doesn't know Wisdom personally, he's heard a lot of stories, stories which usually involve someone dying and Wisdom walking away. During Vampire State, Norman Osborn states that he considers Wisdom 'a fellow player'. Wisdom is not in the slightest bit pleased.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: 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.
  • Handsome Lech: Frank Tieri flanderized him into a Kavorka Man.
  • Heartbroken Badass/Hitman with a Heart: He used to be part of an amoral government-funded Black Ops organization, until he decided that they had crossed the Moral Event Horizon, and that he had to quit. His employers weren't exactly pleased with this.
  • Knight in Sour Armour: He's grumpy, foul-mouthed and somewhat amoral, but he is ultimately dedicated to the defence of the realm.
  • The Lancer: To Brian, being more collected and pragmatic to Brian’s straight up hero.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He plays Dracula like a harp in Vampire State.
  • May–December Romance: 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.
  • Not So Different: He's more similar to Gambit than he would like, which is part of what allows Gambit to get under his skin so much, and him to accurately note that Gambit's dancing on both sides of the moral line and he's going to have to pick one.
    • Norman Osborn thought he was this to him in Vampire State, something which Wisdom was mightily displeased by.
  • Not Wearing Tights: Everyone else can wear what they like, but Pete Wisdom sticks with his suit.
  • Nineties Antihero: This faded away over time, during his time with Excalibur.
  • Playing with Fire: His mutant power to to create knifelike spouts of flame from his fingertips.
  • Really Gets Around: A downplayed example, but save for when he's dating Kitty, he's rarely seen with the same woman twice.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He tolerates Gambit and grudgingly believes him when he says he was being compelled to help steal MI13's arsenal (the evidence of the explosive cuff with a listening device attached to his leg helped).
  • Secret Public Identity: His name is public but his real identity a secret.
  • Shoot the Dog: He's usually the one to do this.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Exceptionally foul-mouthed, which contrasts him with the relatively clean-cut X-Men.
  • Smoking Is Cool: He eventually ditched the cigarettes.
  • The Spymaster: Runs MI13, Britain's superhuman branch of the secret service.
  • Stock Superpowers: He can shoot blades of red hot energy from his fingertips.
  • Trenchcoat Brigade: In the original Excalibur series.
  • Trickster Mentor: To X-Force.

    Spitfire/Jacqueline Falsworth-Crichton 
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  • Action Girl: Even before becoming superheroine, she was serving in England's Women's Royal Volunteer Service, a civil defense group, during World War II.
  • Action Mom: She has a son, though after his Face–Heel Turn during Vampire State, she sanctions Blade's staking him, knowing that any claimed Heel–Face Turn would be false.
  • Arch-Enemy: Baroness Blood. It's Personal.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted... although she quickly recovers.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Not a pleasant past not helped by Baron Blood.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: In their first meet, Blade tried to kill her. They were eventually forced to work together and seemed to have formed an unlikely friendship
  • Fountain of Youth: She got rejuvenated thanks to a transfusion of blood from Jim Hammond, the original Human Torch.
  • Fragile Speedster: Spitfire gets beaten up a lot in this series. Good thing she can heal.
  • Going Commando: When suffering quite enough Clothing Damage, it's shown that she wears nothing underneath her costume.
  • Healing Factor: Heals way quicker than humans but not anywhere near the likes of Wolverine, Deadpool, Hulk and the Juggernaut at his full power.
  • Official Couple: With Blade.
  • Offing the Offspring: By proxy of Blade, Spitfire ordered him to stake her vampire son, Kenneth, after Kenneth led her into a trap to be enslaved by Dracula which made clear that Kenneth has been corrupted by his vampire nature.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: She has been shown to possess some vampire abilities including fangs that appear when she is angry. However, she can control her blood lust and has no need to drink it. She has vampiric superhuman strength, allowing her to lift in excess of 1 ton, and can heal even severe wounds in seconds. Whether or not she has any additional vampiric abilities has yet to be revealed.
  • Parental Betrayal: Inverted. Her son Kenneth led her into a trap to be mind-raped by Dracula.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She's eighty or ninety years old, but looks like the same young woman she was sixty years ago.
  • Required Secondary Powers: She has enhanced endurance and toughness and all the usual secondary powers required for super speed.
  • "Shut Up" Kiss: Upon completing their first mission together, Blade attempts to apologize to Spitfire for trying to kill her (on the quite reasonable grounds that she was a superpowered vampire, since he didn't know that she was one of the good guys), but before he could finish she kisses him.
  • Stiff Upper Lip: Just as expected from an English noble woman. (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."
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: After she becomes vampire, she probably looks younger than her own son (who also becomes vampire eventually).
  • Widow Woman: She was married and her husband has passed away.
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    Blade 
See the Blade page.

    Kylun 
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  • Arch-Enemy: Necrom
  • Cat Girl: Gender Flip.
  • The Chosen One: Chosen to save the world.
  • Cool Swords: 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.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: An unusual example, given that it happened before the character was introduced to the team. Kylun was only supposed to be about eight years old, but had spent enough time in an Alternate Universe that he had aged up to adulthood.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: He has the mutant power of perfectly reproducing any given sound. Yeah. Unsurprisingly, he finds it rather embarrassing, though his team-mates point out that having such a relatively useless power makes his badassery all the more impressive. Of course, it turns out to be extremely useful on more than one occasion.

    John the Skrull 
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John the Skrull was an alien invader who was sent to Earth when Beatlemania was at its height, intending to use their enormous popularity to Take Over the World. Things got a bit out of hand, and the Skrull Beatles found that their lives were turning into an Affectionate Parody of the lives of The Beatles, complete with their version of Yoko Ono (Captain Boko of the Kree Liberation Army) and eventually disbanded. Naturally, John the Skrull soon found himself warming to humanity and decided that he rather liked this Insignificant Little Blue Planet. 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.



    Colossus/Piotr Rasputin 

    Dazzler/Alison Blaire 

See the Dazzler page.

    Juggernaut/Cain Marko 

    Nocturne/Josephine T.J. Wagner 

    Psylocke/Elizabeth Braddock 

See the Psylocke page.

    Sage/Tessa 

    Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair 

Dawn of X recruits

    Gambit/Remy LeBeau 
See the Gambit page.

    Rogue/Anna Marie LeBeau 
See the Rogue page.

    Jubilee/Jubilation Lee 
See the Jubilee page.

    Rictor/Julio Richter 
See the X-Factor page.

    Apocalypse/En Sabah Nur 
See the Apocalypse page.

Secondary Characters

    Captain Midlands 
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  • Catchphrase: "You can't stop Captain Midlands!"
  • Expy: He's a spoof version of Captain America, with the same origin story and a shield (and a helmet reminiscent of Ultimate Cap), but as an irritable old git instead.
  • Shotgun Wedding: He implies that he was forced to marry a girl after he "got her knocked up".
  • Funetik Aksent: Very Funky, the writers probably had some fun with writing it.
  • Weapon of Choice: A shield, of course.

    Courtney Ross 
  • Badass Normal: Especially for a banker. Being Captain Britain's ex was good for her.
  • Canon Immigrant: From the Marvel UK line.
  • Deadpan Snarker: How she coped with life-or-death situations.
  • Dropped A Bridge On Her: Sat-Yr-9 pulls a Kill and Replace on her after the Murderworld fiasco.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Not her death itself, but the final two-parter leading up to it has her taking on Murderworld, and handling herself extraordinarily well even before Excalibur shows up.
  • Kill and Replace: By her evil alternate universe counterpart, Sat-Yr-9. It does not pay to be the exact physical duplicate of a ruthless otherdimensional dictator.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: 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.

Villains

    Albion 
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Also known as Bran Bradic, a man from a bleak alternate Earth who, like Brian, was approached by Meryln and Roma to chose the Amulet or the Sword. He chose the Sword, which Merlyn allowed him to keep, but incensed by their attitude, Bradic went on a one-man crusade, first to restore his world, then to get even with Roma. This eventually led him to Earth-616, where he fought the new Excalibur.



  • Alternate Self: For Brian.
  • Cool Mask: Instead of the face-concealing helmet those who chose the Amulet get, he gets a golden mask.
  • Evil Counterpart: Again, for Brian. He chose the Sword instead of the Amulet, and is far more unhinged and aggressive.
  • For Want of a Nail: In his universe, World War I never ended, it just kept going. It later turns out some interdimensional slavers were responsible, and when Bran found out about this... he wasn't happy.

    Gravemoss 
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An evil necromancer and an enemy of Excalibur.



  • Dirty Coward: Pleaded with Amanda to spare him.
  • Evil Sorcerer: A psychopathic sorcerer who seeks to become the greatest sorcerer through murder and violence.
  • Grand Theft Me: Took over Nightcrawler's body.
  • Necromancer: Plays with dead as much as he plays with his victims.
  • Playing with Fire: Can summon magic flames to burn others.
  • Sadist: Enjoys hurting people, and takes pleasure in manipulating others into doing his bidding.
  • To Be a Master: Wants to be the worlds greatest sorcerer.

    The Fury 
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One of Mad Jim Jaspers creations, used to kill off all of the super humans. It worked to well, and eventually turned on his creator and forced the man to seal him away.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot (Subverted): The Fury does exactly what it was programmed to do: Kill all Superhumans. With the exception of the Mad Jim Jaspers of its home reality, that is.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The Fury's first battle with Captain Britain. It kills him. For real.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The series' sense of danger spiked dramatically when the Fury showed up.
  • The Determinator: Not even the destruction of its home universe could stop it from continuing its mission to kill all superhumans.
  • Hero Killer: Its entire reason for existing. It even successfully kills Brian and Jackdaw, and Merlyn had to intervene and resurrect Brian himself.
  • The Juggernaut: It cannot be stopped by any normal means. The original Fury could only be destroyed after it damaged itself travelling to the void of its original home dimension to dispose of the 616 version of Jim Jaspers, and then back again. Even then, it took both Captain Britain and Captain UK to destroy it for good, otherwise it would just have regenerated in time.
  • Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: During the fight against the reality-warping 616 Jim Jaspers, the Fury's inner "monologue" shows that it would have been destroyed by this point had it still been the same as it was when it first arrived in this dimension, but by this point it had adapted from its dimensional trip, the fights it had experienced so far, and absorbing the computer under Captain Britain's mansion. It actually survives being inside the Sun briefly!
  • Turned Against Their Masters: The narration reveals that the Fury desired to destroy its creator, the original Jaspers, because of his status as a mutant, but its programming forced it to obey him. Upon encountering the 616 Jaspers, it realizes it's not the same man as its creator, and thus it's perfectly within its programming to kill him.
  • Villain Decay: In its first appearance it killed all the superheroes of an entire world, (including Miracleman!) so naturally everything after was a step down. Still, it (or other Furies) has only returned twice or so, but they have never been less than a total Oh, Crap! moment.
  • Viva La Evolution: It adapts. By the time it's finally destroyed, it's even stronger than it was when it destroyed Earth-238.

    Mad Jim Jaspers 
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  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: He rose to power on an anti-superhero ticket, leading to him being elected Prime Minister in a landslide and instituting extermination camps and death squads. However, in reality, he didn't actually care about superhumans specifically, he just didn't want there to be anyone around to oppose him.
  • Back from the Dead: Twice, possibly. A (not the) Jim Jaspers was the prosecution at Magneto's trial, and it was implied he was a "new" un-powered Jaspers created by the universe to avoid a paradox. (It is commonly believed Chris Claremont was establishing him here in order to eventually be the villain of the "Fall Of The Mutants" arc, but this never quite came to pass, and the Adversary showed up instead.) Later, Claremont successfully brought the original Jaspers back as part of the "Die By The Sword" arc.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He's not known as Mad Jim Jaspers for nothing. Once he began using his powers on a larger scale, they quickly drove him insane.
  • Comicbook Fantasy Casting: Visually based on Terry-Thomas.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He's killed by the Fury - the alternate Jaspers programmed it to not attack him but the Fury decided that didn't include any alternate selves.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Tapping into the true scope of his power turns him into a borderline one at the very least, being a completely insane, all-powerful Reality Warper that destroyed reality itself in one alternate universe. To make things worse, his influence is also contagious, so contagious in fact that it was starting to leak into other continuities, resulting in his own continuity having the plug pulled to stop its spread. Despite this terrifying mixture of otherworldly power and utter madness at his beck and call, he does look for the most part human as you can see from his picture.
  • The Mad Hatter: He doesn't care much for his lost sanity.
  • Mutant: This is the truth behind Jaspers' powers - he's an abnormally, ludicrously powerful mutant, far more powerful than even fellow reality warpers like Proteus.
  • Physical God: A human mutant with unfathomable power.
  • Reality Warper: 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. He's arguably the most powerful one in any fictional universe, and second to only the One Above All (possibly the Judaeo-Christian God... or Jack Kirby. No one's quite sure) in Marvel continuity. Even the alternate universe Jaspers' powers paled compared to the Earth-616 Jaspers' powers. Jaspers' 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."
  • The Unfought: Captain Britain never actually fought the original Jim Jaspers. He was destroyed alongside the rest of his fragmenting reality.
  • Villain Decay: The alternate Jim Jaspers that have showed up in more recent years have had nothing on the original 616-Jaspers, who successfully threatened the Omniverse.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Lampshaded- it's a side-effect of his powers.

Alternative Title(s): Excalibur The Comicbook

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