CAPRICORN

Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Android (LMD)

Occupation: Crimelord

Group Membership: Zodiac (LMDs)

Affiliations: Quicksilver

Enemies: Avengers (Black Panther, Black Widow, Falcon, Hawkeye, Iron Man (Tony Stark), Iron Man (James Rhodes), Mockingbird, Moon Knight, Henry Pym, Thor, Tigra, Wonder Man), Jack Norriss, Zodiac Cartel

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Ankh Dimension
formerly, Detroit, Michigan
the Theater of Genetics, Belleville, New Jersey

First Appearance: (in shadows) Defenders I#49 (July, 1977); (full) Defenders I#50 (August, 1977); (second version) West Coast Avegners Annual#1 (1986)

Powers/Abilities: In its original body, Capricorn was designed with goat-like horns, but its other abilities were not revealed.

In its second body, Capricorn was designed to be an expert at climbing, and possessed glider wings for soaring. It was later modified into a hairy, female form which retained the climbing abilities, and gained powerful hooves.

History: (Defenders I#48 - BTS) - Capricorn was created in the "Theater of Genetics" by Scorpio, who wanted him to serve as a member of his Zodiac, and to be his friend.

(Defenders I#49 - BTS) - When the Defenders invaded the Theater of Genetics, Scorpio was forced to activate the LMDs prematurely.

(Defenders I#50) - Unfortunately, Capricorn was not ready to be awakened, and was found inert on the floor by Scorpio, having barely come to life before deactivating.

(West Coast Avengers II#26 (fb) - BTS) - Scorpio created a new Capricorn using the Zodiac Key.

(West Coast Avengers Annual#1) - Capricorn joined the other Zodiac LMDs under the leadership of Quicksilver in his attempt to gain revenge upon the Avengers. Capricorn joined Aquarius, Pisces and Sagittarius at the "Anthill," an abandoned Sentinel base. Capricorn fought the Black Widow and Black Panther, and attempted to take the battle to higher ground where it would have the advantage, but the two Avengers tackled it, and brought it to the ground. Capricorn was later turned over to the authorities by the Avengers.

(West Coast Avengers II#26 (fb) - BTS) - Scorpio redesigned Capricorn using the Zodiac Key, granting it a female appearance.

(West Coast Avengers II#26) - Capricorn joined the Zodiac LMDs in an attack on the human Zodiac Cartel in Dallas, Texas. They managed to kill all of the Cartel members except for Cornelius Van Lunt, and assumed their roles in the criminal underworld.

Later, Capricorn joined the LMDs in an attempt to rob businessmen at a cattle auction in Wichita, but they were interrupted by the West Coast Avengers. Capricorn fought Iron Man, but fled the battle with the other LMDs when Hawkeye accidentally slew Sagittarius. Afterwards, Capricorn was reprimanded with the others by Scorpio, who was disappointed in them for having run.

(West Coast Avengers II#27) - Later, Capricorn aided the LMDs in ambushing Hawkeye, who Scorpio replaced with his new Sagittarius LMD. Afterwards, Capricorn attended a meeting with the LMDs as they bickered over how to defeat the Avengers.

(West Coast Avengers II#28) - Capricorn joined the LMDs in robbing the Denver Mint, but were interrupted by the Avengers, though Scorpio managed to teleport them to Death Valley along with their loot. When the Avengers caught up to them once more, Capricorn clashed with Iron Man and was smashed into pieces, as Iron Man didn't consider her to be alive. However, the Zodiac Key later rebuilt her so that their fight with the Avengers would continue. When Scorpio brought the Avengers and LMDs to the Ankh Dimension, hoping to have an advantage, the LMDs were all shut down instead, leaving them immobile in the Ankh Dimension.

Comments: Created by David Kraft, Keith Giffen, Mike Royer, John Tartaglione and Dave Cockrum.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Capricorn should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
West Coast Avengers II#26, page 5
Defenders I#50, page 14, panel 3
West Coast Avengers Annual#1, page 30, panel 2


West Coast Avengers II#26-28 (November, 1987-January, 1988) - Steve Englehart (writer), Al Milgrom (pencils), Mike Machlan (#26-27) & David Hunt (#28) (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)

Last updated: 01/31/05

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