SIR HARRY MANNERS
Real Name: Sir Harry Manners
United Kingdom citizen;
active up to 1915 (and perhaps alive perhaps 30-45 years before that)
he may have been independently wealthy, inheriting his fortune
Group Membership: Hellfire Club Inner Circle
Affiliations: Sir Waltham Pierce;
presumably Esau Shaw and the Zemo twins;
possibly Cornelius Shaw;
sought an alliance with Germany's rulers;
though not directly allied, he sought to utilize the being later known as the Harbinger of Apocalypse
Enemies: England's population, Union Jack (Montgomery, Lord Falsworth)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly London, England, United Kingdom
Powers/Abilities: Exorbitantly wealthy and living for profit and pleasure, Harry Manners was willing to betray his country if it might earn him money and power.
His wealth brought him whatever he wanted, which frequently included parties, drinking to excess, and the company of women.
Manners carried a pistol, but as he often heavily drank alcohol and smoked cigars, his aim and fighting ability was less than spectacular.
Height: Unrevealed; (he looked pretty tall next to guards who seemed roughly the 6'1" Montgomery Falsworth's height, so perhaps 6'2")
Weight: Unrevealed; perhaps 210 lbs.
History:(X-Men: Hellfire Club#3 (fb) - BTS) - The Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club elected to choose a Shaw to complete their membership. With the passing of Cornelius Shaw, they chose his son Esau.
(X-Men: Hellfire Club#3 (fb)) <December 6, 1915> - Manners attended the funeral of Cornelius Shaw, standing behind the priest alongside Sir Waltham Pierce.
After discussing with Manners that only time would tell whether Esau would be the right one for them, Waltham approached Esau, offering his condolences as well as his congratulations on Esau's promotion to lieutenant in the army.
(X-Men: Hellfire Club#3 (fb) - BTS) - Pierce offered Esau membership in the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle.
(X-Men: Hellfire Club#3 (fb) - BTS) - Manners likely attended a Hellfire Club party at which Esau was present.
(Cable#50 (fb) - BTS) <1859> Apocalypse mutated one of his minions into a powerful form later known as his Harbinger and then placed him in a stasis chamber.
This chamber was apparently either originally located in the depths below where Harry Manners would one day own a mansion (and, if so, it is unrevealed whether that mansion was present at the time the being was placed in the chamber), or Manners or someone else had it brought there.
(Cable#50 (fb) - BTS) - Manners was informed by what he considered a very reliable source that whatever was within the chamber could destroy London.
(Cable#50 (fb) - BTS) <1915> - Manners plotted to thusly to destroy London, figuring this would cause England to fall to Germany, who would look favorably upon him.
(Cable#50 (fb) - BTS) - Learning of Manners' plot to destroy London, Montgomery Falsworth arranged to gain an invitation to join the Hellfire Club at Manners' mansion so he could learn the nature of and hopefully thwart his plot.(Cable#50 (fb) - BTS) - Manners invited Montgomery Falsworth to join the Hellfire Club.
Comments: Created by Ben Raab and Charlie Adlard.
With Manners apparently dying at the end of the flashback in Cable#50, it would seem that it has to have occurred after the X-Men: Hellfire Club#3 appearance. There was at least 25 more days in December for the Cable#50 appearance to still fit in as a 1915 appearance.
Profile by Snood.
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Last updated: 02/26/15
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