Type: Divergent Earth
Usual means of access: Presumably vibrational
Dominant Life Form: Humans, mutants, robots,
Significant Inhabitants: Black Air, James Braddock, Dr. Roderick Campbell, Douglock, Bobby Drake, Excalibur (Captain Britain/Dr. Brian Braddock, Elizabeth Braddock, Meggan Braddock, Karma/Xi'an Coy Manh, Rahne Sinclair, Tangerine, Peter Wisdom), Ben Grimm, Dr. Moira MacTaggert, Katherine Pryde, Piotr Nikoleivitch Rasputin, Amanda Sefton, Sentinels, Scott Summers, Kurt Wagner, Warren Worthington III, Charles Xavier
First Appearance: Excalibur I#94 (February,
History: (Excalibur I#94 (fb) - BTS) - At some point in the past, the extradimensional James Braddock installed a sophisticated computer system in the caves beneath Braddock Manor. James' son Dr. Brian Braddock eventually became the superheroic Captain Britain.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC
Vol. 2 - Corps entry (fb) - BTS) - Captain Britain represented
Earth-9620 in the extradimensional Corps group.
(Excalibur I#94 (fb)) - By 1995 A.D., Europe was
defended by the heroic Excalibur team comprised of Amanda Sefton, Kurt
Wagner, Katherine Pryde, Piotr Rasputin, Pete Wisdom, Rahne Sinclair,
Meggan, Dr. Brian Braddock, Douglock, Dr. Roderick Campbell and Dr.
Moira MacTaggert. At some point after Pete Wisdom left the Black Air
organization in the late 1990s, Amanda Sefton died at the hands of her
mother. Circa 2013 A.D., robotic Sentinels fulfilled their programming,
rounding up American mutants into concentration camps to await death.
Despite arguments from Warren Worthington, Elizabeth Braddock returned
home to Britain as the Sentinels activated and, shortly after the
Sentinels' full takeover of America, Kurt Wagner returned to America,
where he was killed while holding his mother's hand. Piotr and
Katherine soon returned to America as well to marry and Excalibur's
Douglock disappeared not long after, soon falling into the hands of
Black Air, who dissected and used his techno-organic body as a living
computer operating system. As the mutant roundup continued, Bobby
Drake, Scott Summers, Warren Worthington and Charles Xavier were also
killed as well as non-mutant superhuman Ben Grimm. The Sentinels
eventually took to Europe and Britain, where the British security
service known as Black Air was prepared and ultimately made a deal with
the Sentinels to run Britain in exchange for ridding Britain of mutants
for the Sentinels. Dr. Moira MacTaggert's Muir Island research facility
was eventually abandoned and the remnants of Excalibur relocated to
Britain's Braddock Manor, settling in the caves beneath the Manor. At
some point, Dr. Brian Braddock and Meggan were married.
(Excalibur I#94) - Rahne Sinclair, emotionally worn
from long periods spent in the caves beneath Braddock Manor, went over
the surveillance feeds sent to Excalibur by the Resistance Coordination
Executive, seeing the awful atrocities perpetuated on British mutants.
Elizabeth Braddock soon arrived and greeted Rahne, remarking that
Britain looked worse than America in recent days and wondering if she
could have done something more if she hadn't returned to Britain
against her friend Warren's suggestions before the Sentinels' American
takeover. Rahne replied that Elizabeth would have only ended sharing a
grave with Warren as Tangerine arrived to inform them that their
leader, Pete Wisdom, wished to see them. Along the way, Rahne,
Tangerine and Elizabeth met up with Captain Britain (Brian Braddock)
and Meggan and together, they met with Pete Wisdom and Karma, who
informed Excalibur that Wisdom had a mission for them. Wisdom then
revealed that they had located the missing Douglock inside Black Air's Blackwall
headquarters and explained that the knowledge Douglock might have
acquired while inside the Blackwall could give Excalibur an edge over
Black Air. Karma then partially possessed Brian Braddock to monitor the
mission as Excalibur ventured out towards the Blackwall in their Midnight
Runner stealth jet. Once inside the Blackwall, Excalibur found the
walls were actually techno-organic warliquids that transformed
themselves into the form of the alien Brood but Excalibur managed to
defeat the warliquids and soon came to a door locked via a neural
connection to a living brain. Elizabeth Braddock disabled the brain
with a psychic knife and located Douglock, whose techno-organic body
had been stretched across nearly the entire Blackwall. Realizing that
the techno-organic warliquids had been part of Douglock's body and that
they had been battling their own former teammate, Excalibur quickly
found themselves surrounded by agents of Black Air.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC
Vol. 2 - Corps entry - BTS) - Earth-9620's Captain Britain was killed
by the Black Air agents.
(Excalibur I#94) - The events involving Excalibur's
raid on the Blackwall were subsequently relived in a dream of
Earth-616's Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), who had witnessed the
Earth-9620 events during a time period in which he was trapped in the
Comments: Created by Warren Ellis, Casey Jones and Tom Simmons.
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z
HC Vol. 2's Corps entry stated that Captain Britain was killed leading
Excalibur against Black Air. It can be presumed that the rest of
Excalibur also perished in the battle but it was never clearly stated
or shown. In addition, Captain Britain was only referred to as Dr.
Brian Braddock throughout Excalibur I#94 and was not confirmed to use
the codename of Captain Britain until the aforementioned Corps Handbook
entry. Similarly, other characters did not use their Earth-616
codenames on Earth-9620, including Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane), Bobby
Drake (Iceman), Elizabeth Braddock (Psylocke), Ben Grimm (Thing),
Amanda Sefton (Daytripper), Scott Summers (Cyclops), Kurt Wagner
(Nightcrawler), Warren (Archangel), Katherine Pryde (Shadowcat), Piotr
Rasputin (Colossus) and Charles Xavier (Professor X).
I see no reason to think that the story of Earth-9620 could not have occurred on the supposedly topical dates listed in the issue (Excalibur's activity in 1995 & the Sentinels' takeover in 2013). Perhaps on Earth-9620, there was no sliding time scale...
The divergent point for this reality would have been
when Black Air made their deal with the Sentinels to rule Britain.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Earth-9620 has no known connections to:
Black Air was a subversive British security service that acquired the techno-organic Douglock following Douglock's disappearance. When robotic Sentinels took over America, Black Air prepared for the eventuality that Sentinels would come to Europe. When the Sentinels did as predicted, Black Air arranged a deal with the Sentinels to rule over all of Britain in exchange for rounding up and ridding Britain of all mutants for the Sentinels. As Black Air's influence grew, they dissected and transformed Douglock into the living computer operating system for the computers in their Blackwall headquarters. Years later, when the resistant Excalibur team learned of Douglock's presence within the Blackwall, they stormed the Blackwall to retrieve their teammate and the information he had supposedly learned while inside the Blackwall. Upon finding Douglock's systems stretched across the entire Blackwall, Excalibur was surrounded by Black Air agents, who killed at least Captain Britain, if not the entire Excalibur team.
--Excalibur I#94 (Official Handbook of the Marvel
Universe A to Z HC Vol. 2 - BTS,
The Blackwall was the headquarters of the Black Air organization. Following Black Air's dissection of the techno-organic Douglock, Douglock's systems were stretched across the entire Blackwall facility, acting as a living operating system as well as security in the form of techno-organic warliquids that could assume any shape. Upon learning that their missing former teammate was inside the Blackwall, Excalibur invaded the Blackwall, only to find Douglock stretched throughout the facility and themselves surrounded by Black Air agents, who killed Captain Britain, if not the entire team.
The Blackwall had a vast computer system stretching the entirety of
the complex and was equipped with techno-organic warliquid defense
systems that could assume any shape.
Hailing from an alternate dimension, James Braddock
made his home at Braddock Manor and installed an advanced computer
systems into the caves beneath the Manor. It was unclear what
Braddock's ultimate fate was.
Decades ago, the extradimensional Braddock Manor installed an advanced computer system into the caves beneath his home at Braddock Manor. Following Black Air's takeover of Britain, the heroic Excalibur team abandoned their former Muir Island headquarters and took refuge in the caves beneath the ruins of Braddock Manor, where the Resistance Coordination Executive sent Excalibur surveillance footage.
From the ground level, Braddock Manor appeared to be the remnants of a ruined mansion but it possessed a series of underground caves that housed advanced computer systems. The caves also housed a launchpad for Excalibur's stealth jet, the Midnight Runner.
Dr. Roderick Campbell and Dr. Moira
Drs. Roderick Campbell and Moira MacTaggert were former members of the heroic Excalibur superhero team based out of Muir Island. It was unclear what became of them following the robotic Sentinels' takeover of America and Black Air's subsequent takeover of Britain but Excalibur ultimately abandoned Muir Island to return to Britain.
Douglock was a techno-organic being and former member of the heroic superhero team Excalibur. Following the robotic Sentinels' takeover of America, Douglock mysteriously disappeared and was secretly captured by the subversive Black Air organization that subsequently took over Britain. Following his capture, Douglock was tortured, dissected and transformed into the living computer operating system utilized by Black Air's Blackwall headquarters. Years later, when Excalibur was given information that Douglock's organic signal was traced to the Blackwall, they invaded the Blackwall to retrieve Douglock and any information he might have acquired while in the Blackwall. Unfortunately, Excalibur soon learned that Douglock's systems had been stretched throughout the Blackwall and portions of his techno-organics had been transformed into warliquids capable of assuming any shape. Realizing that had been fighting Douglock's own systems to find him, Excalibur was soon confronted by Black Air, who killed at least Captain Britain, if not the entire team.
Excalibur was Europe's premier superhero team and by
1995 A.D., the team had grown to include Drs. Roderick Campbell and
Moira MacTaggert, Katherine Pryde, Piotr Rasputin, Amanda Sefton, Kurt
Wagner, the techno-organic Douglock, mutant lycanthrope Rahne Sinclair,
the elemental Meggan, Captain Britain and government agent Pete Wisdom.
The team eventually began to drift apart as Sentinels began taking over
America. Following Amanda Sefton's death at her mother's hands, Kurt
Wagner returned to America and was killed clutching his own mother's
hand. Katherine Pryde and Piotr Rasputin then followed to America and
were married, and Douglock mysteriously disappeared, secretly captured
by the Black Air organization. Pete Wisdom remained with Excalibur
alongside Captain Britain and Meggan, who were eventually married, an
increasingly withdrawn Rahne Sinclair, and new recruits including the
young telepath Tangerine, Captain Britain's sister Elizabeth Braddock
and mutant possessor Karma. Working with the Resistance Coordination
Executive, Excalibur viewed surveillance footage sent by R.C.X. and
ultimately located their missing former teammate Douglock, invading
Black Air's Blackwall headquarters to retrieve Douglock. Upon invading
the Blackwall, Excalibur learned that Douglock had been transformed
into Black Air's living computer operating systems and they were
surrounded by Black Air agents, who killed at least Captain Britain, if
not the rest of the team.
Ben Grimm, Charles Xavier, Scott
Summers & Bobby Drake
Ben Grimm, Charles Xavier, Scott Summers and Bobby Drake were some of the many heroes killed by Sentinels during their takeover of America.
--Excalibur I#94 (gravestones only seen)
The Midnight Runner
The Midnight Runner was Excalibur's stealth jet that could launch from the caves of Braddock Manor. Excalibur took the Midnight Runner to Black Air's Blackwall headquarters to retrieve their missing former teammate Douglock.
The Midnight Runner was equipped with several
different stealth fields to prevent it from being seen and it possessed
VTOL (Vertical Take Off & Landing) capabilities.
Katherine Pryde was a member of the heroic Excalibur team. Following the Sentinels' takeover of America, Pryde left Excalibur to return to America with Piotr Rasputin, whom she married.
--Excalibur I#94 (fb)
Piotr Nikoleivitch Rasputin was a member of the heroic Excalibur team. When the Sentinels took over America, Piotr Rasputin returned to America with Katherine Pryde, whom he married.
--Excalibur I#94 (fb)
Amanda Sefton & Kurt Wagner
Amanda Sefton and Kurt Wagner were both members of the heroic Excalibur team circa 1995 A.D. After Amanda Sefton was killed by her mother, Kurt Wagner returned to America during the Sentinels' takeover of the country, ultimately dying while holding the hand of his own mother.
--Excalibur I#94 (fb)
The Sentinels were robots programmed to destroy all mutants. When their protocol activated in 2013 A.D., the Sentinels quickly captured and sent most mutants to concentration camps to await death. Eventually completely taking over America, the Sentinels turned their attention towards Europe and Britain but the Black Air organization made a deal with the Sentinels to control Britain in exchange for ridding Britain of its mutants for the Sentinels.
As the Sentinels rose to power, Warren Worthington
III warned his friend Elizabeth Braddock not to leave America but
Elizabeth nonetheless returned home to Britain and America was
ultimately taken over by the Sentinels.
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Excalibur I#94, front cover (Earth-9620, main image)
Excalibur I#94, p2, pan2 (England ruins)
Excalibur I#94, p18, pan2 (Black Air)
Excalibur I#94, p13, pan1 (Blackwall)
Excalibur I#94, p4, pan1 (Braddock Manor)
Excalibur I#94, p3, pan1 (Dr. Roderick Campbell & Dr. Moira MacTaggert, Katherine Pryde, Piotr Rasputin, Amanda Sefton & Kurt Wagner)
Excalibur I#94, p18, pan1 (Douglock)
Excalibur I#94, p15, pan5 (Excalibur: Rahne Sinclair, Meggan Braddock, Elizabeth Braddock, Captain Britain & Tangerine)
Excalibur I#94, p9-10, splash page (Excalibur: Pete Wisdom & Karma)
Excalibur I#94, p1, splash page (Ben Grimm, Charles Xavier, Scott Summers & Bobby Drake gravestones)
Excalibur I#94, p12, pan2 (Midnight Runner)
Excalibur I#94, p2, pan1 (Sentinels)
Excalibur I#94 (February, 1996) - Warren Ellis (writer), Casey Jones (pencils), Tom Simmons (inks), Suzanne Gaffney (editor)
First Posted: 03/31/2019
Last updated: 04/05/2019
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