braddock-john-hellfire-us-frontJOHN BRADDOCK

Real Name: John Braddock

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: Hellfire Club - US branch

Affiliations: Edward Buckman, Sebastian Shaw, Howard Stark, Warren Worthington Jr.;
    possibly Lourdes Chantel, Harry Leland, Paris Seville, and other Hellfire Club contemporaries

Enemies: Unrevealed

Known Relatives: None (see comments)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    spent at least some time at the Hellfire Club branch in Manhattan, New York

First Appearance: X-Men: Hellfire Club#4 (April, 2000)

Powers/Abilities: Unrevealed.

    He presumably had some degree of wealth and/or social/political power to be inducted into the Hellfire Club.

Height: Unrevealed (he was only shown to be kneeling, but appeared to be a bit smaller than Sebastian Shaw; perhaps 5'10")
Weight: Unrevealed (perhaps 170 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed (his eyes were closed in both pictures.
Hair: Blond

X-Men: Hellfire Club#4 (fb)) - Alongside Sebastian Shaw, Howard Stark, Warren Worthington Jr., novitiate John Braddock declared his undying fealty to Hellfire and was inducted into the American branch of the Hellfire Club in a ceremony over which Edward Buckman presided.

Comments: Created by Ben Raab and Charlie Adlard.

    I suspect that Ben Raab may have intended this character to be James Braddock Sr., the father of Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), Psylocke (Betsy Braddock), and Jamie Braddock...however, the name was wrong, and as James Braddock Sr. was the Black Bishop of the Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club London, there is no reason for him to have been a novitiate of the American branch. The James Braddock of Otherworld, at least, had brown hair. I don't think we've seen the human/original James Braddock (who was replaced sometime after World War II).

    Given the different first names, and that Hellfire Club members are inherited, I consider John Braddock to be a member of an American branch of the Braddock family. Also, remember that their Captain Britain's father replaced the original James Braddock after the original had died, so they aren't actually related to any other 616 Braddocks.

Profile by Snood.

John Braddock
should be distinguished from:

images: (without ads)
X-Men: Hellfire Club#4, pg. 11, panel 3 (kneeling during initiation);
       pg. 12, panel 3 (lateral face)

X-Men: Hellfire Club#4 (April, 2000) - Ben Raab (writer), Charlie Adlard (artist), Mark Powers (editor)

First posted: 05/02/2019
Last updated: 05/02/2019

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