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Real Name: Abraham Verne

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Student

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Xavier Institute student body: Gelatin (Carlo Brewster), Prodigy (David Alleyne), Viskid (Adrian Defoe), Wallflower (Laurie Collins), Wind Dancer (Sofia Mantega) and others

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Westchester County, New York

First Appearance: New Mutants II#7 (January, 2004)

Powers/Abilities: Caput's mutation turned him into an energy generating living skeleton. He wore a protective, bowl-shaped helmet to contain his energies.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 160 lbs. (by approximation
Eyes: White, no visible irrisses
Hair: None

walking the hallway


(New Mutants II#7 - BTS) - After manifesting his powers, Caput enrolled at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.

(New Mutants II#7) - Caput was seen walking through the cafeteria with a feline mutant when Sofia, Laurie and David were having breakfast.

(New Mutants II#8) - During Parents Week at Xavier's Caput was seen having a good time with a man (most likely his father).

Comments: Created by Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (writers), Carlo Barberi (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks).

In Latin, "caput" means "skull". Why Verne ended up with that codename seems pretty self explanatory.

Caput was part of the Xavier's Institute entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe HC#13, it was here that his real name and codename have been revealed.

Given his codename originating from a Latin word, it might be speculated (and it is just speculation) that he could have been on Beast's Exemplar's squad, as Hank is the most likely of the X-Men to suggest codenames derived from Latin.

   Inside Info: His real name is a portmanteau of writers Abraham "Bram" Stoker and Jules Verne.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

Caput has no known connections to

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New Mutants II#8, p7, pan5 (main image)
New Mutants II#7, p4, pan6 (walking though the cafetaria)

New Mutants II#7 (January, 2004) - Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (writers), Carlo Barberi (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), C.B. Cebulski (editor)
New Mutants II#8 (January, 2004) - Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (writers), Carlo Barberi, Khary Randolph (pencillers), Juan Vlasco, Wayne Faucher, Rich Perrotta (inkers), Mike Marts (editor)

First Posted: 07/19/2015
Last updated: 08/31/2018

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