Real Name:  Byron Bra-Dhok 

Identity/Class:  Extra-dimensional (Earth-794) human, magical mutate,
powers enhanced by costume.

Occupation: Konsort to Opul Lun Sat-Yr-Nin,
Hero of the Empire of True Briton.

Group Membership: Member of the Captain Britain Corps

Affiliations: Superpowered enforcer for the Empire of True Briton 

Enemies: Betsy Braddock,  Captain Britain, Gatecrasher's Technet.

Known Relatives: None mentioned, though it is not unreasonable to assume he may have had a twin sister and an older brother, corresponding to Betsy Braddock and Jamie Braddock respectively.
"Paraform" (near identical inter-dimensional doppelganger) to Brian Braddock, the Captain Britain of Earth-616.

Aliases: Brian Braddock, a.k.a. Captain Britain of Earth-616.

Base of Operations: Earth-794 (the home of the Empire of True Briton)

First Appearance: Mighty World of Marvel#13 (June 1984)  

Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength (Class 10?), flight, forcefield, powers innate but enhanced by costume. All powers on a similar level to the Captain Britain of Earth-616, which may mean he also had the enhanced senses that Captain Britain had, though there is no evidence of this. He also carried a device that allowed him to stun Captain Britain when applied to his costume's helmet, and was able to instantly swap his costume with that of Captain Britain by touching a control device on his wrist. In a similar manner he could transform seemingly normal clothes into his costume.

History: (MWM#13) - Summoned along with the rest of "the Captain Britain Corps" to Merlyn's funeral on Otherworld, Kaptain Briton noticed the strong resemblance between himself and Captain Britain of Earth-616. During the wake he continued to watch his counterpart.

BTS - Kaptain Briton ran away from his home dimension, angering his somewhat unstable paramour, Mastrex Opul Lun Sat-Yr-Nin. She despatched armoured hunters to bring him home.

(MWM#14) - During Captain Britain's first fateful encounter with Meggan, and the ensuing battle, both were unaware that they were being spied on by Kaptain Briton; it is possible during this particular fight that Kaptain Briton altered Captain Britain's costume's electrical aura to match his own, as almost immediately after this incident Sat-Yr-Nin's hunters began to attack the wrong Captain.

(MWM#16) - Extradimensional hunters attacked Captain Britain in his mansion, and overpowered the hero (who was not wearing his power-enhancing costume) before being stopped by the mental powers of Betsy Braddock. Meanwhile, watching outside the window was the lurking form of Kaptain Briton.

(Captain Britain Monthly#1) - While Brian Braddock told his sister a potted history of his lives and times as Captain Britain, the two failed to notice the continued surveillance being carried out by Kaptain Briton.

(Captain Britain Monthly#4) - Roma agonised over having carelessly brought both versions of Brian Braddock/ Byron Bra-Dhok together at her father's funeral, and reviewed the recent build-up of events that was leading to the showdown between the Captains. However, she felt she could not intervene the way her father used to.

Captain Britain (left) meets Kaptain Briton (right)(Captain Britain Monthly#5) - Byron Bra-Dhok calmly walked into Braddock Manor and appeared about to attack Betsy when Captain Britain, appraised finally of his doppelganger by Gatecrasher's Technet, smashed through the window. Byron assumed his costumed identity and the two men started a highly destructive battle through the different levels of the mansion. The combat made its way into the subterranean caverns which housed the Mastermind computer, where the heroic Captain appeared to finally gain the upper hand. A few seconds later Captain Britain handed over his unconscious opponent to the Technet --Yap confirmed the victor was Earth-616's hero, and Alison Double scanned him at Gatecrasher's behest in order to make certain. Betsy, the person who knew him best, could not help as her powers were still unusable after being dampened by Elmo. The Technet departed for the villains' home dimension with their captive. Her powers still blocked, Brian offered to walk his sister Betsy to her room. But as soon as they were alone, he tried to rape her.

(Captain Britain Monthly#6) - Brian Braddock awoke in the dimension of the Empire of Briton, remembering how his counterpart knocked him out with a device of some kind just when he thought he had won the battle, and then swapped costumes with him.Meanwhile back on Earth-616, Betsy was horrified to discover that Byron Bra-Dhok had fooled Yap and Alison, and the man attacking her was not her brother. As he attempted to rape her he discovered to his cost that she was not as powerless as he assumed; she ripped the memories of his murdering and torturing for the Empire from his mind, then threw him around the room (presumably using his own flight powers, as she wasn't a telekinetic) before finally frying his mind, killing him.


(Captain Britain Monthly#7) - The real Brian Braddock returned home seconds later thanks to the assistance of the Technet, to find his sister sitting next to the burnt out corpse of Briton. The Mastermind hologram arrived and took the corpse away for proper disposal.

Comments: Created by Alan Moore and Alan Davis.

According to Yap of the Technet, Kaptain Briton and Captain Britain had very similar "auras" and they seemed to be well matched in combat; hence it seems likely that there power levels were all but identical. Out of the members of the Captain Britain Corps present at Merlyn's funeral, the two appear to be the only two who are full counterparts to one another (e.g. their civilian identities match as well as their costumed ones). The estimation of the Kaptain's strength level is mostly a guess, based on how strong Captain Britain seemed to be at the time. By the time C.B. joined Excalibur, his strength had apparently increased to around Class 100, but this was after he had learned to use his powers without his costume's enhancing effect; at the time of this encounter he wasn't so powerful.

I haven't listed Mastrex Sat-Yr-Nin as an enemy, nor put Briton's status as FORMER Konsort, as the tyrant seemed merely peeved at his running away, and there is nothing to suggest that he meant to leave his place in the Empire of Briton permanently. Strictly speaking, the Technet probably shouldn't be under Enemies either, as there was no antagonism in what they were doing -- they had simply been hired to bring him home.

We see Captain Britain first encounter the armoured hunters pursuing the Kaptain in Mighty World of Marvel#15 while he is having tea with the Scott family, and they also appear in Captain Britain Monthly#2, being told by Sat-Yr-Nin that the "kontract" for the Kaptain has been given to Gatecrasher's Technet. While they form part of this character's story arc, Kaptain Briton himself is not seen to be present in either case, so I have not listed these episodes as part of his history.

Kaptain Briton's costume is not disposed of with his corpse. Instead the Mastermind computer holds on to it, and when Betsy Braddock is convinced to take on the role of Captain Britain by RCX, the computer alters his costume to be used by her.

I've listed Alan Moore as one of the Kaptain's creators as he was the writer of the story where he first appeared. However since the character only appears in the background and has no dialogue, and this was Alan Moore's last issue, it may be fair to put his creation down to just Alan Davis, foreshadowing a future storyline.

Thanks to Mikel Midnight, whose site (timeline238.html) gave us the designation of Earth-839, which I then researched and confirmed:

However in Excalibur I#56, Captain Britain refers to the Earth that Sat-Yr-9 comes from as being Earth-794. Both this story and the one in Excalibur I#44 are written by Alan Davis, who is normally pretty good with the continuity details. Possibilities to explain the discrepancies:

  1. Captain Britain might just have got the numbering wrong.
  2. As of Excalibur I#44 Captain UK has been assigned to Earth-839. Prior to that she was sent to Earth-794 to remove Sat-Yr-9 from power. Since her own reality has been destroyed, perhaps she no longer has a permanent assignment, and is moved to wherever she is needed, filling in when the local Captain is unavailable (like a locum doctor).

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Other appearances:
Mighty World of Marvell#14 (July, 1984) - Steve Craddock (writer), Alan Davis (artist), Chris Gill (editor)
Mighty world of Marvel#16 (September, 1984) - Mike Collins (writer), Alan Davis (artist), Chris Gill (editor)
Captain Britain II#1 (January, 1985) - Jamie Delano (writer), Alan Davis (artist), Ian Rimmer (editor)
Captain Britain II#4 (April, 1985) - Mike Collins (writer), Alan Davis (artist), Ian Rimmer (editor)
Captain Britain II#5-7 (May-July, 1985) - Jamie Delano (writer), Alan Davis (artist), Ian Rimmer (editor)

Last updated: 01/09/04

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