(of Earth-61158)

Real Name: Raoul (last name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-61158) human (French) (18th-19th century)

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: Les Gars

Affiliations: Christine

Enemies: "Frankie Castiglione," "Lisa Castiglione," Marie Castiglione, Punisher of the Opera (Castiglione)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Boss"

Base of Operations: Paris, France

First Appearance: Avengers Halloween Special#1 (December, 2018)

Powers/Abilities: Raoul possessed no superhuman powers but he was a skilled manipulator, not above murder to ensure his desires were met.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Strawberry blonde

History: (Avengers Halloween Special#1/4 (fb)) - Raoul attended a party to celebrate opera singer Marie Castiglione, where Raoul's lover Christine became jealous of the attention Marie was getting and remarked that it should be them getting the attention. Agreeing, Raoul replied that Christine should be no one's mere understudy and that they were all meant for better things. Taking a cue from Raoul's words, les Gars assured Raoul that they would take care of it and Marie would singing in an entirely different way when they were done with her. Later that night, Raoul and his men (and Christine, whom Raoul had suggested she stay behind) visited Marie Castiglione's home and killed Marie and her two children, leaving them behind to die in the arms of Marie's husband. A short time later, Raoul and Christine were in the Palais Garnier opera house gloating about how their murder allowed Christine to take Marie's place, unaware that Marie's husband was beneath them in the French Catacombs hearing the entire conversation.

(Avengers Halloween Special#1/4) - One week later, Raoul and les Gars sat in the audience section and listened to Raoul's lover Christine practice opera for her stage debut. Raoul remarked that Christine sounded perfect and les Gars agreed, prompting Raoul to reply that they should all be proud that Christine was finally making her debut after it had cost them all so much to bring her there. During Christine's debut, she was killed by a falling chandelier cut by Marie's husband, who dropped from the rafters and killed les Gars, terrifying Raoul into fleeing. Catching up to Raoul, Marie's husband shot Raoul at point blank range, killing him to avenge Marie's death.

Comments: Created by Jay Baruchel and Luca Pizzari.

Raoul's story seems to be a parody of the novel "The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux (1868-1927). The novel's female protagonist is Christine Daaé, a young soprano singer from Sweden. She attempts to start a singing career in France, but finds herself stalked by Erik, the Phantom of the Opera. Christine's lover in the novel is Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny (Raoul, Viscount de Chagny), a young French aristocrat and former childhood acquaintance of Christine. The novel implies that he will receive a larger part of the family inheritance than originally expected, because Erik/the Phantom caused the death of Raoul's older brother and legal guardian, Philippe Georges Marie, Count de Chagny. - Dim I Nticoudis

Profile by Proto-Man.

Earth-61158's Raoul has no known connections to:

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Avengers Halloween Special#1, p23, pan1 (Raoul, main image)
Avengers Halloween Special#1, p19, pan4 (Raoul, headshot)

Avengers Halloween Special#1 (December, 2018) - "Punisher of the Opera" story - Jay Baruchel (writer), Luca Pizzari (art), Jake Thomas (editor)

First Posted: 04/17/2019
Last updated: 04/21/2019

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