Real Name: Nicholas Rutledge

Identity/Class: Human (British)

Occupation: Manservant

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Brian Braddock, Sir James Braddock, Sr., the Hellfire Club

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: Unidentified family

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Hellfire Club, London, England

First Appearance: Excalibur I#97 (May, 1996)

Powers/Abilities: Nicholas Rutledge possessed no superhuman powers but he did have a photographic memory, recalling nearly everyone who came into the Hellfire Club.

Height: 4'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 110 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black (balding)

History: (Excalibur I#97 (fb) - BTS) - Nicholas Rutledge's family served the London branch of the Hellfire Club for generations and he too became a manservant for the Club's Inner Circle, at one point befriending Sir James Braddock, Sr. and coming to think of James as one of his favorite people at the Club.

(Excalibur I#97) - When Brian Braddock visited the Hellfire Club, Nicholas Rutledge greeted him and asked if he could be of any assistance. Braddock replied in the affirmative and expressed his demands for an audience with the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle, explaining that it was his right as son of former Club member James Braddock, and Rutledge introduced himself, bidding Braddock to follow him. As Rutledge led him towards the Inner Circle, he revealed how he had known James Braddock and his family history of having a photographic memory. Admitting that his family had served the Hellfire Club for generations, Rutledge brought Braddock to the Inner Circle's door and wished him well, further commenting that James Braddock was one of his favorite people at the Club. When Rutledge then wished Braddock good luck, Braddock thanked him and hoped that they would talk again.

Comments: Created by Warren Ellis, Casey Jones and Tom Simmons.

Nicholas Rutledge's first name was first revealed in the United Kingdom entry in the Marvel Atlas I#2 (2007).

Profile by Proto-Man.

Nicholas Rutledge has no known connections to:

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Excalibur I#97, p13, pan1 (Nicholas Rutledge, main image)
Excalibur I#97, p13, pan3 (Nicholas Rutledge, headshot)

Excalibur I#97 (May, 1996) - Warren Ellis (writer), Casey Jones (pencils), Tom Simmons (inks), Suzanne Gaffney (editor)

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

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