ADMIRAL DUPEN'TH

Real Name: Dupen'th

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (unidentified race) humanoid

Occupation: Admiral

Group Membership: The Webb (Spyder, others)

Affiliations: Spyder, spaceport officers

Enemies: Gosamyr, the New Mutants (Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Magik/Illyana Rasputin, Mirage/Dani Moonstar, Sunspot/Roberto Da Costa, Warlock, Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: A spaceport on an unidentified planet

First Appearance: (seen on a video screen) New Mutants I#68 (October, 1988);
    (fully seen) New Mutants I#69 (November, 1988)

Powers/Abilities: Admiral Dupen'th did not display any superhuman powers but he was a very stern and imposing figure of authority, often using that authority to intimidate others.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'7")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 147 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Hair: Bald

History:
(New Mutants I#69 (fb) - BTS) - Admiral Dupen'th was secretly a member of the Webb, an organization ran by the slave trader Spyder, to whom Dupen'th directly reported to.

(New Mutants I#68 - BTS) - When the New Mutants' space-yacht approached the spaceport housing the captive Lila Cheney, one of Admiral Dupen'th's officers in spaceport demanded they show papers showing the mutants' registration and clearance to land. Mirage used her abilities to conjure up exactly what the officer desired but it turned out to be a bribe, just as Admiral Dupen'th was nearing the officer. Appearing on the video screen in front of the New Mutants, Admiral Dupen'th became angry with the spaceport officer, announcing that the punishment for taking a bribe was immediate execution. He then ordered the Police Craft Alpha to lock onto the New Mutants and fire.

(New Mutants I#69) - Accusing the New Mutants of attempting to bribe their way into a landing authorization, Admiral Dupen'th, from the planet below, repeated the punishment for the crime of bribery and his order to fire on the New Mutants' space-yacht. He then began counting down until the Police Craft Alpha fired on the New Mutants and right as he muttered "1," the slave trader Spyder halted the countdown and informed Dupen'th that the New Mutants' space-yacht carried cargo belonging to him. Spyder then informed Dupen'th that the New Mutants' authorization came from him and Dupen'th assured Spyder he would see the correction of action personally. Dupen'th then reached out to Police Craft Alpha and claimed the confusion regarding the New Mutants' clearance had been eliminated and that their landing was now authorized. Dupen'th apologized to the New Mutants and towed the space-yacht down to the planet using a tractor beam.

Comments: Created by Louise Simonson, Bret Blevins and Al Williamson.

    Admiral Dupen'th's eye color was impossible to determine, as the lighting in his appearances constantly had him in a yellow light from his computer screen (see images above).

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Admiral Dupen'th
should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)
New Mutants I#69, p2, pan6 (Admiral Dupen'th, main image)
New Mutants I#69, p3, pan1 (Admiral Dupen'th, headshot)
New Mutants I#69, p3, pan2 (Admiral Dupen'th from behind)


Appearances:
New Mutants I#68 (October, 1988) - Louise Simonson (writer), Bret Blevins (art), Bob Harras (editor)
New Mutants I#69 (November, 1988) - Louise Simonson (writer), Bret Blevins (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Bob Harras (editor)


First posted02/10/2023
Last updated: 02/10/2023

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