Real Name: Michele Scicluna
Identity/Class: Human (British)
Occupation: Intelligence agent
Group Membership: Black Air (Threadgold,
Affiliations: Albion (Bran Bardic of
Earth-70518), Black Tom Cassidy (Thomas Cassidy), Hellfire
Club (Black King/Quentin Templeton, Black Queen/Emma Steed, Red
King/Alan Wilson, Red Rook/Jane Hampshire), Lionheart (Kelsey Leigh), Shadow-X
(Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey, all of Earth-6141), Sutton;
formerly Pete Wisdom
(Warlock), Excalibur (Captain Britain/Brian Braddock, Dazzler/Alison
Blaire, Juggernaut/Cain Marko, Nocturne/Talia Wagner of Earth-2182,
Sage/Tessa, Pete Wisdom), Generation X
(Banshee/Sean Cassidy, Chamber/Jonothon
Starsmore, Husk/Paige Guthrie, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, M/Claudette
& Nicole St. Croix, Penance/Monet St. Croix, Skin/Angelo
Thomas, White Queen/Emma Frost), Dr. Moira MacTaggert, Nightcrawler
(Kurt Wagner), Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "My Darling Miss Scicluna" (nickname from Black Tom Cassidy)
Base of Operations: The Blackwall, London,
First Appearance: Excalibur I#86 (February,
Powers/Abilities: Michele Scicluna had no
superhuman powers but she was extremely skilled in espionage and
intelligence. She was also a trained fighter, capable of handling
herself against superhuman opponents, and once utilized a
hologram-generating device to distract others.
Height: 6'1" (by approximation)
Weight: 157 lbs. (by approximation)
Hair: Blonde (dyed silver)
History: (Excalibur I#86
(fb) - BTS) - Michele
Scicluna joined the subversive Black Air organization, which later took
over handling extranormal affairs from Europe's W.H.O. organization.
When Black Air learned of secrets involving the Genoshan mutate
Scicluna was dispatched with agents Pete Wisdom and Threadgold in an
effort to manipulate the European hero team Excalibur into covering up
the Genoshan secrets.
(Excalibur I#86) - Arriving
at Excalibur's Muir
Island headquarters, Michele Scicluna, Threadgold and Pete Wisdom were
allowed to land and introduced themselves as Black Air, claiming that
there was in-fighting in Genosha following a supposed economic
collapse. Scicluna claimed that politics prevented Black Air from
interfering directly in the Genoshan fighting and warned that Genoshans
were using a special ammunition in the fight developed by Britain.
After Excalibur reluctantly agreed to go to Genosha with Black Air's
Pete Wisdom, Scicluna and Threadgold returned to their jet, where
Threadgold asked Scicluna what she would have done if Excalibur hadn't
believed her story. Scicluna merely replied that she would have
mentioned the Braddock name in connection to the Genoshan fighting and
admitted she would have liked to have seen Britannic's face if she had
brought that up.
(Excalibur I#87 (fb) - BTS) - Michele Scicluna and Threadgold secretly followed Excalibur to Genosha to monitor their progress.
(Excalibur I#87) - After Excalibur destroyed proof of the secrets of the Genoshan mutate process, Scicluna and Threadgold watched from afar and Threadgold remarked on how Excalibur looked angry despite still accomplishing the true job Black Air had wanted of them. Scicluna responded that Excalibur had still managed to stir things up and the Genoshan mutate process secrets would eventually rise to the surface in time and Black Air would be there to skim them off.
(Generation X I#8) - When Cassidy Keep in Ireland disappeared without a trace, Sean Cassidy (the superheroic Banshee) and his students in Generation X arrived to find the Keep gone and Black Air on the scene, led by Michele Scicluna. When Generation X determined the mist surrounding the gaping hole where Cassidy Keep was to be semi-sentient, they considered leaping into the mist but Scicluna argued against it, reminding them all that the entire matter was under Black Air jurisdiction. As Scicluna began to refuse authorization of Generation X's interference, she and the rest of her Black Air agents were knocked unconscious by subtle sonics utilized by Banshee.
(Excalibur I#99) - Working with London's Hellfire Club as part of Black Air's attempted takeover of England, Michele Scicluna and Threadgold met with the Hellfire Club at Black Air's Blackwall headquarters, where Scicluna asked the Hellfire Club to excuse Threadgold, who had become slightly confrontational when the Hellfire Club's Black Queen assumed Scicluna and Threadgold to be Black Air servants. Scicluna then invited the Hellfire Club into Black Air's Necromanteion area of the Blackwall, where the head of techno-organic Excalibur member Douglock was being kept.
(Dark Reign Files (fb) - BTS) - Michele Scicluna remained with Black Air, going underground with the organization following its failed takeover of England, which publicly exposed Black Air's ambitions and criminal methods.
(New Excalibur I#6) - Secretly spying on the new Excalibur team as part of a revenge scheme against former Black Air member Pete Wisdom, Michele Scicluna witnessed the team clean up following a wreck at Shepherd's Cross train station. Placing a hologram projection device in the ground, Scicluna reported to Black Air that their operation was a go, remarking to herself that she would always be better than Wisdom and Black Air would always prevail.
(New Excalibur I#7) - After
the hologram device tricked Juggernaut into rampaging, Michele Scicluna
stood over the seemingly unconscious Dazzler and asked her ally, Black
Tom Cassidy, to quit playing around and secure the Excalibur members in
stasis modules. Cassidy assured Scicluna that the Black Air operation
was in the bag and suggested she check on Pete Wisdom. Stepping on
Wisdom's head, Scicluna ordered Wisdom to quit faking his
unconsciousness, warning that she was always one step ahead of Wisdom,
but Scicluna was soon hit by a light blast fired by the very much
conscious Dazzler. Dazzler then jumped into a fight with Cassidy as
Wisdom recovered but during the fight, Scicluna recovered and managed
to get Dazzler in a headlock. Dazzler responded by headbutting and
elbowing Scicluna but Scicluna managed to flip Dazzler over her head,
leaving Dazzler open for another attack by Black Tom Cassidy. When the
rest of Excalibur began to regroup, Scicluna made her way to a Black
Air transport vehicle with prisoners and she quickly ordered the Black
Air agents to activate stealth mode, leaving Black Tom Cassidy behind
before Captain Britain could pursue their escape.
(Dark Reign Files (fb) - BTS) - Michele Scicluna
again remained with Black Air as it publicly resurfaced to free
Earth-6141's Shadow Mob from Crossmoor Prison.
(New Excalibur I#18) - Representing Black Air, Scicluna and the Shadow Mob met with Earth-70518's Albion, explaining her belief that both Black Air and Albion had similar goals in the annihilation of Captain Britain and his Excalibur team and suggesting they work together to accomplish their goals.
(New Excalibur I#19) - When Albion admitted his surprise that Scicluna was able to find him, Scicluna remarked that Black Air was one of the world's premiere intelligence networks, suggesting that Albion help free the Shadow Mob (now calling themselves Shadow-X) from the mental domination of their mentor, Shadow Xavier, in exchange for Black Air's assistance in accomplishing Albion's goal to destroy Captain Britain. Albion responded by suggesting Scicluna was only helping for Black Air's profit but Scicluna revealed that Black Air's willingness to work with Albion was based more on revenge on Captain Britain and Pete Wisdom than profit. Albion then agreed to work with Black Air before departing into another room with his lover Lionheart, leaving Scicluna and Shadow-X behind.
(Dark Reign Files - BTS) - After Norman Osborn came to power, the robotic Quasimodo compiled reports on various criminal potential allies and enemies, noting in his entry on Black Air that Michele Scicluna was a key member of the organization.
(Fear Itself: Wolverine#3) - Following a fierce
battle with Wolverine, rogue S.T.R.I.K.E. agent Sutton was visited by
Michele Scicluna, who promised that she would not let Sutton rot.
Explaining that Black Air had invested a lot of time and money into
Sutton's operation, Scicluna remarked that Black Air was not finished
with Sutton yet.
Comments: Created by Warren Ellis, Ken Lashley
and Tom Wegrzyn.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Michele Scicluna has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
New Excalibur I#19, p7, pan1 (Michele Scicluna, main image)
Generation X I#8, p4, pan4 (Michele Scicluna, headshot w/o glasses)
Excalibur I#86, p8, pan2 (Michele Scicluna with Pete Wisdom)
Excalibur I#99, p11, pan4 (Michele Scicluna, headshot with glasses)
New Excalibur I#7, p9, pan5 (Scicluna stepping on Pete Wisdom's head)
Fear Itself: Wolverine#3, p19, pan5 (Michele Scicluna visiting Sutton)
Excalibur I#86 (February, 1995) - Warren Ellis (writer), Ken Lashley (pencils), Tom Wegrzyn (inks), Suzanne Gaffney (editor)
Excalibur I#87 (July, 1995) - Warren Ellis (writer), Ken Lashley (pencils), Tom Wegrzyn (inks), Suzanne Gaffney (editor)
Generation X I#8 (October, 1995) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Roger Cruz (pencils), Mark Buckingham (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Excalibur I#99 (July, 1996) - Warren Ellis (writer), Casey Jones (pencils), Tom Simmons (inks), Suzanne Gaffney (editor)
New Excalibur I#6 (June, 2006) - Chris Claremont (writer), Michael Ryan (pencils), Rick Ketcham (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New Excalibur I#7 (July, 2006) - Chris Claremont (plot), Christopher Yost (script), Michael Ryan (pencils), Rick Ketcham (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
New Excalibur I#18 (May, 2007) - Chris Claremont (writer), Scott Eaton, Staz Johnson (pencils), John Dell, Scott Hanna, Dave Meikis, Tom Palmer (inks), Nick Lowe, Andy Schmidt (editors)
New Excalibur I#19 (June, 2007) - Chris Claremont (writer), Scott Eaton (pencils), John Dell, Dave Meikis (inks), Nick Lowe, Andy Schmidt (editors)
Dark Reign Files (2009) - Michael Hoskin (head writer, coordinator), Anthony Flamini, Chad Anderson, David Wiltfong, Eric J. Moreels, Gabriel Shechter, Madison Carter, Mark O'English, Markus Ettlinger, Rich Green, Ronald Byrd, Stuart Vandal (writers), Michael Ryan (Black Air entry art), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Fear Itself: Wolverine#3 (November, 2011) - Seth Peck (writer), Roland Boschi (pencils, inks), John Lucas (inks), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
First Posted: 03/31/2019
Last updated: 03/31/2019
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