CAPTAIN ULTRA of 2099A.D.
Real Name: Morty Gogol (see comments)
Identity/Class: Extradimensional/alternate reality (Earth-928), technology user (see comments)
Group Membership: None
Known Relatives: Griffin Gogol (great-grandfather, Captain Ultra, presumably deceased)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Marvel Year-In-Review '92#4 (December 1992)
Powers/Abilities: Captain Ultra possesses armor that mimic's his ancestor's powers, giving him superhuman strength and durability, and allowing him to fly. It is unclear whether he possesses any of his ancestor's other powers.
Height: 5'11 (by approximation)
Weight: 175 lbs. (by approximation)
History: (Marvel Year-In-Review '92) - When the mantle and armor of his great-grandfather Captain Ultra was passed down to Morty, he decided to carry on the family tradition of being a lame, unusable hero, proving that fashion and color blindness ran in the family.
Comments: Created by (probably) Fabian Nicieza.
He reports on the 2099 characters as ones that editor Joey Cavalieri
informed him had been rejected by editorial, which if true would mean
another, unidentified party created them, but I'm ASSuming that was just
Fabian's schtick for the humorous article rather than factual. The
artist is unidentified, but is art clipped from Captain Ultra's Master
Edition Handbook entry slightly modified to give it a 2099 spin.
The article discussing him mentions his name
is Morty, but doesn't confirm his surname, so it is an ASSumption that
Gogol was retained across the generations between Griffin and Morty. The
backstory provided says he gained his powers when he inherited his
ancestor's armor, but the original Captain Ultra's armor provided no
powers - his abilities were psionic in nature. So either at some point
his ancestor got armor that mimicked his psionic abilities (perhaps he
lost those and had to replace them using technology), or else Morty only
believed his powers come from the armor, and he's an unwitting psionic
mutant. The armor fitting does suggest he shares
his great-grandfather's physical stats. Though
the article mentioning him is tongue-in-cheek, I can't see any reason
why he wouldn't fit into the original version of 2099, Earth-928, so for
the moment I'm ASSuming that's where he originates.
Profile by Loki.
Captain Ultra of 2099A.D. (Earth-928) is an alternate reality counterpart to, but should not be confused with:
He has no known connections to:
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Marvel Year-In-Review '92#4, p38, pan3 (main image)
Marvel Year-In-Review '92#4 (December 1992) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Keith Pollard (pencils), Evan Skolnick (editor)
First Posted: 07/01/2020
Last updated: 07/01/2020
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