Real Name: Michele Scicluna

Identity/Class: Human (British)

Occupation: Intelligence agent

Group Membership: Black Air (Threadgold, others)

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

Enemies: Douglock (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 Espinosa, Synch/Everett 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, England

First Appearance: Excalibur I#86 (February, 1995)

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)
Eyes: Blue
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 process, 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:

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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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