Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
Occupation: CEO of Ennilux
Group Membership: Ennilux
Affiliations: Culpepper, Fantomelle, Old Hattie
Enemies: Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon), Forey, Iso (Xiaoyi Chen), Frank McGee, Reader, Treste
Known Relatives: Lineage (Gordon Nobili, descendant)
Base of Operations: Ennilux in Venice, Italy
First Appearance: (unidentified): Inhuman I#9
(identified): Inhuman I#10 (February, 2015)
Powers/Abilities: After undergoing
Terrigenesis, Capo emerged with a red, devil-like appearance with
wings, making him capable of flight. His powers included the ability to
turn intangible at will and the ability to possess Inhumans, humans and
animals. Capo can live on in the forms he possesses, though he tends to
burn the forms out quickly, aging the host body and making it sick
until it dies. Certain Inhuman vessels allow his body to live in it for
an entire lifespan so long as the brain chemistry matches. Having lived
for hundreds of years, Capo discovered he could prepare a host mind
with his own memory maps using scientific machines, thus allowing the
transfer to be seamless and permanent. Though Capo can manifest his red
wings from his host body, he cannot live for long without a host body.
If a host body is killed with Capo in it, Capo also perishes.
For generations, Capo ruled Ennilux and had access to their superior resources, including billion dollar companies and vast technological and military assets. Much like Capo's history, and that of Ennilux itself, the full extent of his powers and assets remain unrevealed. Capo briefly wielded the Antigen, which could block Inhuman powers temporarily.
Eyes: Glowing yellow
History: (Uncanny Inhumans I#6 (fb) - BTS) - After undergoing Terrigenesis, the man who would become the Capo emerged with a red body with wings, capable of intangibility and flight, though over time, he realized he needed to possess other forms to survive.
(Inhuman I#9 (fb)- BTS) – For thousands of years, the scientists of Ennilux (a powerful Inhuman company and society with its primary headquarters in Venice, Italy) successfully genetically engineered, through focused breeding, new vessels for Capo to transfer his consciousness into but over time, the samples grew weak and even deformed. The power of Ennilux diminished over the course of a few generations as people died off.
(Inhuman I#14 (fb) – BTS) – With Capo leading, Ennilux was actively involved in the development of the human species at key moments. The helped mankind survive the Black Plague, helped jumpstart the Industrial Revolution and aided secretly with the moon landing.
(Inhuman I Annual#1 (fb) – BTS) – Capo
generations ago, that the Inhuman Codex, which stored the genetic
knowledge of all Inhumans from the beginning, could be used to alter
genetics in humans and Inhumans both.
(Inhuman I#9 (fb) – BTS) – When Black Bolt detonated the Terrigen bomb over Earth, resulting in hundreds of new Inhumans being revealed, Ennilux began actively recruiting many, though the dying Capo insisted on interviewing each one individually, actively seeking a new body to transfer into. Ennilux hired Reader to recruit powerful new Inhumans and send them to Ennilux.
(Inhuman I#9) – Hearing of a powerful new Inhuman that Reader had found, Capo grew impatient and sent his guards (led by Old Hattie) to Turkey to take the young woman but Reader defeated them. After Reader and the new Inhuman, a Chinese woman named Xiaoyi Chen who had the power to manipulate pressure systems, arrived in Ennilux, Capo personally greeted them. Capo promised to pay Reader as scientists secretly took Xiaoyi away. Xiaoyi was strapped down by scientists, who took samples from her, determining she was the perfect vessel to transfer the consciousness of the Capo into. Capo chose to have her mind erased so that she could not fight him for control of his new form. The scientists named her Iso.
(Inhuman I#10) – Reader and Forey attacked, disconnecting Iso from the machine and stopping the transfer. Capo was furious but Reader ripped up the check he'd been given and teleported Iso away. Realizing that his host body could die, Capo chose to pursue Reader and Iso in his astral form.
(Inhuman I#11) – Capo ordered his men to kill Reader and keep Iso alive but Iso used her powers to blow up the guards' flying craft then she and Reader disappeared. Capo soon found Reader and Iso hiding in a church nearby. Capo yelled that because the personality mapping had already began, he would likely die if they didn't apprehend Iso. He sent his guards against her but Reader teleported he and Iso to New Attilan. Capo immediately gave pursuit, taking armed ships to attack the city in New York. Black Bolt and the others were prepared to fight back.
(Inhuman I#12) – Capo was panicking aboard his ship but Black Bolt made short work of his forces then he downed Capo's ship into the sea.
(Inhuman I#13 (fb) – BTS) – Capo's consciousness ended up within the Inhuman Codex itself. Seizing the Codex, Lineage began communicating with Capo, revealing his plans to take over New Attilan.
(Inhuman I#13) – As Lineage talked to Capo, Gorgon walked in and Lineage shot him in the spine.
(Inhuman I#14) – Lineage consumed the Inhuman Codex, taking Capo's consciousness within himself, where Capo met many of Lineage's ancestors and relatives, dead Inhumans whose consciousnesses continued to exist within Capo. Capo met Karnak, whose soul was there.
(Inhuman I Annual#1) – Wanting to escape Lineage's form, Karnak and Capo fought demons while Karnak sought to shatter the barrier between the worlds.
(Uncanny Inhumans I#6 (fb) – BTS) – Capo returned to Earth and began possessing humans to stay alive but their bodies burned out too quickly, unable to contain his power. He began making plans to take over Ennilux, learning they had created a substance called Antigen which could block Inhuman powers. Capo, in the form of an old man, hired Fantomelle, with her fox Culpepper, to steal the Antigen.
(Uncanny Inhumans I#6) – Fantomelle and Culpepper delivered the Antigen to the Capo. Later, Frank McGee, Reader (with Forey), Iso and Treste tracked Capo. Capo hit Reader, McGee and Inferno with the Antigen, blocking their powers. McGee shot Capo then Treste pushed Reader out of the way of Capo's claws, getting wounded in the process. Capo possessed a pizza man until McGee threatened his life then Capo abandoned the man, possessed Forey and rushed away, losing the Antigen.
(Uncanny Inhumans I#10) – Reader tracked down Capo, in Forey's form, but Capo's agents, including Old Hattie, went after him, though Reader used his powers to kill them. Capo, in Forey, snuck into New Attilan and approached Iso, jumping out at her when she least suspected it. Iso was struggling against Capo, who was immune to her powers in his ghost form, but Reader arrived and used his reality-altering powers to seemingly destroy Capo.
Comments: Created by Charles Soule and Ryan Stegman.
"Capo" is Italian
Profile by Chadman.
Capo has no known connections to:
(Uncanny Inhumans I#10 (fb) – BTS) – Old Hattie, an Inhuman with a minor psychic ability, worked for Capo.
(Inhuman I#9) - Old Hattie led others to Turkey, ordered to bring Xiaoyi Chen to Capo and to kill the Reader, but Reader bested them all in combat.
(Uncanny Inhumans I#10) – Old Hattie and her colleague found Reader, cutting free his Braille cards to depower him, then shot him in the side before knocking him out with a gun. Old Hattie sensed Treste nearby and fired at her as well. Reader managed to arrange pebbles under his fingertips, traveling back in time to alter events, then he used his powers to kill Hattie and the other agents.
--Inhuman I#9 (Uncanny Inhumans I#10 (fb) - BTS, Inhuman I#9, Uncanny Inhumans I#10,
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Inhuman I#10, p16, pan1 (Capo, astral form)
Inhuman I#11, p10, pan4 (face)
Inhuman I#9, p13, pan1 (red body)
Uncanny Inhumans I#10, p6, pan4 (in Forey)
Uncanny Inhumans I#10, p8, pan6 (Old Hattie)
Inhuman I#9-12 (February-May, 2015) - Charles Soule (writer), Ryan Stegman (artist), Nick Lowe (editor)
Inhuman I#13-14 (May-June, 2015) - Charles Soule (writer), Andre Lima Araujo (artist), Nick Lowe (editor)
Inhuman I Annual#1 (July, 2015) - Charles Soule (writer), Ryan Stegman (penciler), Jay Leisten (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
Uncanny Inhumans I#6-7 (May-June, 2016) - Charles Soule (writer), Brandon Peterson (artist), Nick Lowe (editor)
Uncanny Inhumans I#10 (August, 2016) - Charles Soule (writer), Kevin Walker (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
First Posted: 07/20/2020
Last updated: 07/20/2020
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