CAPTAIN ULTRA of 2099A.D.

Real Name: Morty Gogol (see comments)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional/alternate reality (Earth-928), technology user (see comments)

Occupation: Superhero

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: Griffin Gogol (great-grandfather, Captain Ultra, presumably deceased)

Aliases: None

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)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed

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.

CLARIFICATIONS:
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:


images: (without ads)
Marvel Year-In-Review '92#4, p38, pan3 (main image)


Appearances:
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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