CAPT. DELANY

Real Name: (first name unrevealed) Delany

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Police captain

Group Membership: NYPD

Affiliations: NYPD, the X-Men (Banshee/Sean Cassidy, Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Phoenix/"Jean Grey," Professor X/Charles Xavier, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/James Howlett) (though he was unaware of their true superheroic nature)

Enemies: John Ogilvie, Warhawk (Mitchell Tanner)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: X-Men I#110 (April, 1978)

Powers/Abilities: Capt. Delany had no superhuman powers but was a skilled police captain. He had a penchant for smoking cigars.

Height: 6'1" (by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Hair: Grey

History: (X-Men I#110) - Following the mercenary Warhawk's defeat at the hands of the X-Men, Capt. Delany and a squad of police were summoned to arrest Warhawk. After Warhawk was taken into custody, Capt. Delany remarked how that just about wrapped everything up, with the exception of how a supposed group of students from Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters were able to defeat the supposedly unstoppable Warhawk. When Scott Summers replied that it was luck, a disbelieving Capt. Delany admitted that he didn't expect a straight answer before departing the School. 

(New Mutants I#2) - The now-bespectacled Capt. Delany was summoned along with other police officers following the New Mutants battle with Sentinels in a local mall. One of the men taken into custody in relation to the Sentinel attack, John Ogilvie, repeatedly confessed that he had summoned the Sentinels and Capt. Delany was brought over to see what he could make of Ogilvie's confessions. Delany ordered his men to take Ogilvie downtown but suggested they not book him until Delany was able to check with Washington on Ogilvie's claims. Admitting his suspicions that the more he learned about the situation, the more nasty it would become, Capt. Delany ordered his men to take Ogilvie when Ogilvie began raving about being a federal agent after being handcuffed.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont and Tony DeZuniga.

While identified other than "captain" in New Mutants I#2, Uncanny X-Men: Official Index to the Marvel Universe TPB identifies the captain in the New Mutants story as Capt. Delany. He is seen with glasses in that story but the story is years after his original appearance in X-Men I#110 and he was grey-haired then. It's very possible that over time, Delany's vision worsened and he began wearing glasses. It's also possible that he simply wasn't wearing them in X-Men I#110. Unfortunately, the art in X-Men I#110 and his glasses in New Mutants I#2 prevented a good shot of eyes, making determining his eye color impossible.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Capt. Delany has no KNOWN connections to:


images: (without ads)
X-Men I#110, p16, pan3 (Capt. Delany, main image)
X-Men I#110, p16, pan4 (Capt. Delany, headshot)
New Mutants I#2, p22, pan1 (Capt. Delany, with glasses)


Appearances:
X-Men I#110 (April, 1978) - Chris Claremont (writer), Tony DeZuniga (art), Archie Goodwin (editor)
New Mutants I#2 (April, 1983) - Chris Claremont (writer), Bob McLeod (pencils), Mike Gustovich (inks), Louise Jones (editor)


Last updated: 01/13/17

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