CAPRICE

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human, conventional weapons user

Occupation: Assassin, Interrogator/Indoctrinator

Group Membership: Scourge of the Underworld

Affiliations: Bloodstain (Scourge VII), Domino, Angel (Tom Halloway), Scourge IV

Enemies: Titania (Davida DeVito), US Agent, and Priscilla Lyons (Scourge V); Infiltrated the Grapplers

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Golddigger (unconfirmed), Scourge VI

Base of Operations: Scourge Central, outside Los Angeles, California, USA

First Appearance: (Golddigger) Thing I#33 (March, 1986), (Caprice) US Agent I#2 (July, 1993)

Powers: None. Caprice is a master of armed and unarmed combat. As with all Scourge's she specialized in the use of a gun with exploding bullets. She is also a master of disguise, espionage, interrogation, and brainwashing.

History: Next to nothing is known about the past of Caprice. At some point she became instrumental in the forming of Scourge I, the organization dedicated tot he assassination of all super-villains. Although unconfirmed, it was likely Caprice who posed as Golddigger I, infiltrated the Grapplers, and assassinated Titania I.

The US Agent got involved with Priscilla Lyons' (who briefly served as Scourge V) attempts to escape from the wrath of Scourge for failing to carry out a murder and going AWOL. USAgent attempted to disguise himself as Scourge IV and infiltrate the organization, but Caprice saw through him and took him out with a tranquilizer gun. She brought him back to Scourge Central where, with the assistance of Bloodstain and Domino, she pumped him full of Sodium Pentothal and attempted to force him to reveal his background. Ultimately they set the USAgent free so he would lead them back to the missing Scourge IV. Dressed in Scourge costume, Caprice and Bloodstain followed him, However, while Caprice was distracted by USAgent, Priscilla Lyons got the drop on her. Bloodstain succeeded in assassinating Scourge IV, but his bullet meant for Lyons ended up hitting Caprice while the two struggled. Bloodstain made his getaway, but Caprice was captured. When USAgent threatened to let her bleed to death if she didn't cooperate, Caprice gave away the location of Domino I, which ultimately led to the end of Scourge I. Caprice was taken to a hospital where she recovered fully.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald and W. C.Wyman

The Marvel Univere Master Edition credits Scourge I as the killer of Titania. I don't see that man fitting into the costume used by Golddigger...not to mention passing the physical to join the Grapplers. I think that's why Gruenwald revealed a female Scourge in the USAgent series...ie. Caprice.

OK, Here's what should happen. Caprice should get out of prison and steal the uniform used by Scourge III/Jack Monroe. She could hook up with Fabian Stankowicz as her information source, and ...some other bitter master athlete to form a new Scourge.

Clarifications: Scourge refers to the program (and its agents) instituted by the Angel to assassinate superhuman criminals. I refer to its agents by a number following the name of the group, ie. Bloodstain was Scourge VII.

Golddigger, aka Scourge/Caprice, should be distinguished from:

Caprice should not be confused with:

 

 




















Appearances:
Thing I#33 (March, 1986) - Mike Carlin (writer), Ron Wilson (pencils), Kim Demulder (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
US Agent I#2-4 (July-September, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), M.C. Wyman (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)


Last updated: 08/02/02

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