CAPTAIN GLORY

Real Name: Gla-Ree

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Kree) mutate? (see comments)

Occupation: Former champion of the Grandmaster (En Dwi Gast)

Group Membership: Lethal Legion (The Blood Brothers, Drall, Ferene the Other, Mentacle, Metal Master/Molyn);
formerly the Kree armada

Affiliations: Grandmaster (En Dwi Gast), Lethal Legion (The Blood Brothers, Drall, Ferene the Other, Mentacle, Metal Master/Molyn)

Enemies: The Avengers (Brother Voodoo/Jericho Drumm, Citizen V/Bobby DaCosta, Falcon/Sam Wilson, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Lightning/Miguel Santos, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, Synapse/Emily Guerrero, Wasp/Janet Van Dyne, Wonder Man/Simon Williams), the Black Order (Black Dwarf, Black Swan/Yabbat Ummon Turru, Corvus Glaive, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, Supergiant), Hulk (Bruce Banner), Red Hulk (Robert Maverick), Red Wolf (of Earth-59120), Voyager (Va Nee Gast)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Glah-Ree (misspelling of name)

Base of Operations: Ala's Bar, Knowhere

First Appearance: Avengers VI#676 (March, 2018)

Powers/Abilities: Captain Glory appeared to possess superhuman strength and durability, able to fight toe-to-toe with superhuman opponents. He also possessed flight and energy projection abilities, as well as apparently superhuman regenerative abilities, as he was able to survive having his spine broken with no permanent damage. Whether any of these abilities were inherent or if they were a product of the armor he wore was not revealed.

Height: 6'3" (by approximation)
Weight: 200 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Glowing yellow when angry
Hair: Unrevealed (see comments)

History: (Avengers VI#687 (fb)) - Elder of the Universe Grandmaster chose the Kree Captain Glory to be among his chosen champions, which he dubbed the Lethal Legion, in a competition against his fellow Elder, the Challenger.

(Avengers VI#681 (fb)) - A member of the Kree armada, Captain Glory and his squadron were sent against the alien Takolians, who ultimately slaughtered Glory's entire squadron, leaving him the only Kree left standing on the battlefield. Before any action could be taken, however, Glory was transported from the battlefield by the Grandmaster, who had also transported six other chosen beings there to make up his Lethal Legion. Explaining the situation involving a competition against the Challenger, the Grandmaster informed Captain Glory and the others that if they lost the competition, they would be returned to their previous locations to face certain death, but their lives would be spared if they bested the Challenger's chosen champions, the Black Order.

(Avengers VI#676) - Captain Glory and the rest of the Lethal Legion were sent to Wade el Rayan, Egypt alongside the Black Order. When the Black Order announced the battle joined, Captain Glory took leadership duties with the Lethal Legion and ordered the group to stay sharp and the Legion scattered for cover. The Black Order's Supergiant immediately went for Captain Glory, announcing that he would serve as an ideal vessel for her psychic energy, but Lethal Legion member Mentacle counteracted Supergiant, creating a psychic barrier that blocked Supergiant and protected Captain Glory. The fight was soon ended by the Challenger and Grandmaster, who announced that their game rules had to be met and that neither of their champions would engage one another until the cosmic Pyramoids were in play. As both the Black Order and Lethal Legion parted ways until the Pyramoids were in play, Corvus Glaive promised to bring death to Captain Glory when they next met but a smiling Captain Glory suggested Corvus Glaive prove it on the field, calling Corvus Glaive "fang-face." The Lethal Legion then departed, with Ferene confessing to Captain Glory that the Black Order's spirits were formidable. Captain Glory remarked that he expected no less and that both sides of the game knew how to recruit the best.


(Avengers VI#677) - After the Pyramoids appeared in both Rome, Italy and Peru, the Lethal Legion split up, with Captain Glory traveling to Peru with Ferene and Drall. Engaging the Black Order there, Captain Glory battled the Black Order's Proxima Midnight as a squad of Avengers arrived on the scene, having tracked the Pyramoid there.

(Avengers VI#678) - Captain Glory continued to battle Proxima Midnight as the Avengers surveyed the situation. The Avenger Synapse then entered the mind of the Black Order's Ebony Maw to ascertain the identities of the Lethal Legion but all she managed to do was learn the names of Captain Glory, Drall and Ferene, their association as the Lethal Legion and their desire to acquire the Pyramoid before the psychic feedback became too much to handle. The Avengers eventually had to enter the fray and during the distraction, Captain Glory switched to attacking Ebony Maw, who remarked on Captain Glory's "lofty title," claiming the Kree had always been such a literal people. Blasting Ebony Maw with energy, Captain Glory replied that Ebony Maw's people had always been mockably weak.

(Avengers VI#679) - When the Avengers' Human Torch grabbed the Pyramoid, negating any points for either the Black Order or the Lethal Legion but seemingly perishing, Captain Glory saluted the fallen hero and remarked "Well fought." With no game points being awarded, the Black Order and Lethal Legion opted to depart, with Captain Glory promising that the Lethal Legion would not underestimate the "Earthers" next round as he flew away.



(Avengers VI#681) - Thinking about how two of the Pyramoids had already been acquired, neither by his Lethal Legion, Captain Glory participated in a fierce battle for the third Pyramoid in New Mexico, battling the Avengers. During the scuffle, Captain Glory fired on Synapse, who dodged the attacks and retaliated with an elbow strike to Captain Glory's back. When Captain Glory thought about how he could distract the telepathic Synapse, she read his thoughts and questioned them aloud, prompting Captain Glory to let down his mental guard and allow Synapse to read all of his thoughts, momentarily disorienting Synapse, who learned of the contest between the Grandmaster and the Challenger. Drall then attacked Scarlet Witch, putting the Avengers on Scarlet Witch's defense and leaving an opening. Taking advantage of the situation, Captain Glory ordered Mentacle to telekinetically force one of the Lethal Legion's Blood Brothers towards the Pyramoid but the Blood Brother was stopped from acquiring the Pyramoid by the timely arrival of the Avenger Hawkeye and his ally Red Wolf.





(Avengers VI#682) - Captain Glory continued battling against the Avengers and their allies alongside the Lethal Legion. During the scuffle, Captain Glory downed Citizen V, remarking that Citizen V had spent too much time behind a desk. Before Captain Glory could kill Citizen V, Wonder Man flew in and rescued Citizen V. Glory then turned his focus towards Hawkeye, who attempted to stop Captain Glory with a net arrow. Enraged, Captain Glory's eyes began to glow yellow and Avengers ally Red Wolf soon bypassed all obstacles to acquire the Pyramoid.

(Avengers VI#684) - Attempting to escape, Captain Glory and Mentacle flew near a small town, where Glory expressed concern that there was nowhere they could go where the Avengers would not find them. Mentacle disagreed, commenting that a mental suggestion had bought them time to regroup, but Captain Glory replied that there was no group, as their teammates had all been downed. The Challenger's champion, a mentally-coerced Hulk, then appeared and slammed Captain Glory into the ground. Weakly commenting that the Hulk had broken his spine, Captain Glory was told to stay calm by Mentacle, who attempted to reach into the Hulk's mind, only to be shocked by what she saw.

(Avengers VI#690) - Following the end of the game between Challenger and Grandmaster, a surviving Captain Glory met his Lethal Legion teammates at Ala's Bar in Knowhere, where Mentacle asked if she should exit Lethal Legion protocol. Ferene replied that their time with the Lethal Legion was over but Captain Glory asked what the rush to split up was, suggesting they remain together, as he had nothing to return to except being labeled by the Kree armada as a deserter and being executed. The other Lethal Legion thought about what they also had to return to and considered the idea of remaining together as a team.

Comments: Created by Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub and Pepe Larraz.

Captain Glory was never seen without his helmet so his true eye and hair color were impossible to determine.

In addition, it was never explained how Captain Glory obtained his flight, energy powers and enhanced physical attributes. It's possible was a mutated Kree (since he was Caucasian vs. the Kree's normal blue skin) but one can only guess...

Captain Glory's real name was mentioned alternately as both "Gla-Ree" and "Glah-Ree." I chose Gla-Ree for the purposes of this profile...

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Captain Glory has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Avengers VI#676, p10-11, splash page (Captain Glory, main image)
Avengers VI#684, p21, pan6 (Captain Glory, headshot)
Avengers VI#687, p16, pan4 (Captain Glory bust)
Avengers VI#677, p14, pan1 (Captain Glory flying with energized fist)
Avengers VI#679, p3, pan3 (Captain Glory saluting)
Avengers VI#681, p2-3, splash page (Captain Glory flying)
Avengers VI#682, p2-3, splash page (Captain Glory firing an energy blast)


Appearances:
Avengers VI#676 (March, 2018) - Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub (writers), Pepe Larraz (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#677 (March, 2018) - Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub (writers), Pepe Larraz (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#678 (March, 2018) - Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub (writers), Pepe Larraz (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#679 (April, 2018) - Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid (writers), Kim Jacinto (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#681 (April, 2018) - Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid (writers), Kim Jacinto, Mike Perkins (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#682 (April, 2018) - Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid (writers), Sean Izaakse (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#684 (May, 2018) - Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Al Ewing (writers), Paco Medina, Joe Bennett (pencils), Juan Vlasco, Ruy Jose (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#687 (June, 2018) - Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub (writers), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#690 (June, 2018) - Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub (writers), Pepe Larraz (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)


First Posted: 11/07/2018
Last updated: 11/07/2018

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