CAPTAIN MARSHALL
(of Earth-1193)

Real Name: Bryon Bradek

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-1193) mutate

Occupation: Champion of the realm

Group Membership: The Corps

Affiliations: The Corps, the Queen Mother

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: Unidentified wife

Aliases: "Lord Champion of the Realm"

Base of Operations: The British Isles

First Appearance: (mentioned): Excalibur I#12 (September, 1989)

Powers/Abilities: Captain Marshall presumably had the same superhuman strength, durability and flight powers that nearly all Corps members possessed.

His costume was constructed of a virtually indestructible material impervious against both physical weapons and arcane forces. The costume stored magical energy from the British Isles to power Captain Marshall's own superhuman abilities.

Height: 6'6" (by approximation-see comments)
Weight: 257 lbs. (by approximation-see comments)
Eyes: Blue (presumably-see comments)
Hair: Blonde (presumably-see comments)

History: (Excalibur I#13 (fb) - BTS) - Captain Marshall was the well-beloved resident hero of Earth-1193, a world in which Britain contained modern day technology and functionable fantasy elements. Over time, Captain Marshall became close with the Queen Mother.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC Vol. 2 - The Corps entry - BTS) - Captain Marshall was a member of the extradimensional Corps.

(Excalibur I#13 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Captain Marshall died.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC Vol. 2 - The Corps entry - BTS) - The cause of Captain Marshall's death was old age.

(Excalibur I#12 - BTS) - After Earth-616's Excalibur was transported to Earth-1193, they encountered Prince William, who was knocked out by a tree limb and later awoke to find himself facing Excalibur and Captain Britain, whom he thought to be his reality's Captain Marshall. When William praised the spirits that the Lord Champion of the Realm was there, Captain Britain corrected William, explaining that he was Captain Britain not Captain Marshall.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC Vol. 2 - The Corps entry - BTS) - Captain Marshall's uniform was given to Earth-616's Captain Britain by Marshall's widow.

(Excalibur I#13 - BTS/Excalibur I#44 (fb) - BTS) - Shortly after Captain Britain tried on Captain Marshall's costume, Britain's Queen Mother commended Captain Britain and his Excalibur allies, remarking on how glad Britain was to see the uniform of the late Captain Marshall worn by so noble a soul. Captain Britain thanked the Queen for her kind words and promised to try to live up to the heritage of Captain Marshall and the Queen's faith in him. As the Queen Mother looked at Captain Britain, she thought to herself how Captain Britain looked young and glorious, as Captain Marshall had looked when she had first met him.

(Excalibur I#24 - BTS) - When Excalibur ventured into the Omniversal Hub, an Omniversal Immigration Inspector asked why Captain Britain was wearing the uniform of Earth-1193's Captain Marshall, to which he replied it had been given to him.

(Excalibur I#44 - BTS) - When Captain Britain was put on trial by the interdimensional Corps, Hauptman Englande attempted to prove Captain Britain's guilt by reminding the Corps that Captain Britain had adopted the uniform of Earth-1193's Captain Marshall without Corps approval, disregarding the Corps dress code.

(Excalibur I#65 - BTS) - After a powerless Captain Britain suffered a severe beating, Roma appeared to him and explained that the circuitry in his costume was no longer storing magical energy to super-charge him, as the matrix had disappeared and was synchronized to Captain Marshall.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Alan Davis and Paul Neary.

Captain Marshall was never actually seen, only mentioned. The image included in this profile is an image of Captain Britain-616 wearing Captain Marshall's costume since Captain Marshall was roughly the same size and had a similar appearance and it is the closest image we have to what Captain Marshall looked like.
When Billy the Kid first sees the out-of-costume Captain Britain, he mistakes him for Captain Marshall. This suggests that, like many Captain Britain counterparts, Captain Marshall looked very much like Brian Braddock, and so he probably had blond hair and blue eyes. Captain Britain fits into Captain Marshall's old costume, albeit with the implication that there have been some modifications made by the Royal household's seamstresses; that suggests he must have been broadly similar in height and weight to Captain Britain. - Loki

Captain Marshall's real name was given in the Corps profile in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC Vol. 2 (2008).

Thanks to Donald Campbell for providing additional mentions of Captain Marshall in other Excalibur issues!

It should be noted that when Roma mentions Captain Marshall in Excalibur I#65, she says Captain Britain was wearing the costume of Captain Marshall of Earth-998. This reality designation must have been an error since Captain Marshall had been previously established as being from Earth-1193 so either Roma was mistaken or there was a writing or editing error in the Excalibur issue. Donald Campbell brings forth the following theory: "I find it interesting that the Immigration Inspector and Hauptmann Englande both described Captain Marshall as being from Earth-1193 but Roma said that he was "of Earth 998." When I noticed this inconsistency years ago, I realized that it was probably just an error on the part of writer Alan Davis but I did take some time to think of a possible in-universe explanation for the glitch. Assuming that Roma would know better than any of her minions, what if Captain Marshall had been born on Earth-998 but was later transferred to Earth-1193? This would explain what Roma said about the costume (because Captain Marshall had been on Earth-998 when it was synchronized to his metabolism) but the other two would also be correct (because it was the uniform that had last been worn by Captain Marshall on Earth-1193). Of course, that would also beg the question of exactly why Captain Marshall had been transferred from his birthworld but maybe the rise to power of the Red Queen on Earth-998 had something to do with it. Just speculating."

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Captain Marshall has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Excalibur I#13, p1, splash page (Captain Britain wearing Captain Marshall's costume, main image)


Appearances:
Excalibur I#12 (September, 1989) - Chris Claremont (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Paul Neary (inks), Terry  Kavanagh (editor)
Excalibur I#13 (October, 1989) - Chris Claremont (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Paul Neary (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Excalibur I#24 (Late July, 1990) - Chris Claremont (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Paul Neary (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Excalibur I#44 (November, 1991) - Alan Davis (writer, pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Excalibur I#65 (May, 1993) - Alan Davis (writer, pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC Vol. 2 (2008) - Jeff Christiansen (head writer, coordinator), Sean McQuaid, Stuart Vandal, Ronald Byrd, Michael Hoskin, Mark O'English, Eric J. Moreels, Madison Carter, Mike Fichera, Al Sjoerdsma, Chad Anderson, David Wiltfong, Chris Biggs, Jacob Rougemont, Rich Green, Kyle Sims, Anthony Flamini, David Sexton, Bill Lentz, Barry Reese, Jonathan Couper-Smartt (writers), Pablo Raimondi (Corps entry art), Jeff Youngquist, Jennifer Grunwald (editors)


First Posted: 03/13/2019
Last updated: 03/15/2019

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