Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional/Alternate Reality (Earth-81288) human, presumably Scottish citizen, probable magic mutate, probable power enhanced by costume (see comments)
Occupation: Protector of Britain (whatever it is called in his reality), Earth-81288, agent of the Corps
Group Membership: [Captain Britain] Corps (Anglo-Simian-5905/Joseph Cornelius, Britanotron-91418, Brother Brit-Man-65/Gilles Weill, Buccaneer Britain-4191/Bartholomew Teach, Captain Airstrip One-744/George Smith, Captain Albion-523/Katherine Huggens, Captain Britain-616/Brian Braddock, Captain Colonies-4103/Stephen Rogers, Captain Cymru-1282/Morwen Powell, Captain Empire-741/Robert Doherty, Captain England-522/Henric Lockwood, Captain U.K.-238/Linda McQuillan, Enforcer Capone-89947/Adolfo Costa, Lord Goldstarr-7123/Seamus O’Rourke, Maid Britannia-8406/Guinevere Wren, Major Commonwealth-4904/Bryon Falsworth, Percy Penfold-81289, others)
Affiliations: Opal Luna Saturnyne-9, Roma
Enemies: Beyonders, Horoam'ce, the Fury, Mad Jim Jaspers-616
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Split between Starlight Citadel, Otherworld and Earth-81288
First Appearance: X-Men: Die By The Sword#3 (January 2008)
Powers/Abilities: Caiptean Bhreatainn can fly, and presumably possesses other powers similar to those that the majority of the Corps, to whit: superhuman strength and a protective forcefield. However this is not guaranteed, as some Corps members have vastly different abilities. Again like his fellow Corpsman, he presumably is powered by interdimensional frictional energies focused in a matrix centered on the island of Great Britain (or whatever name it goes by in his reality).
Height: 6'6" (by estimation)
Weight: 257 lbs. (by estimation)
(X-Men: Die By The Sword#3) - When Otherworld was threatened by a resurrected Mad Jim Jaspers who had begun turning everyone who stood in his way into ersatz versions of the Fury, the Corps was summoned to the Starlight Citadel's defense. Caiptean Bhreatainn joined his fellows sent into battle, flying towards Jaspers alongside Captain UK-238, Justicer Bull, and others.
(X-Men: Die By The Sword#3-4 - BTS) - He presumably fell in battle like the majority of the Corps.
(Uncanny X-Force I#22 (fb) - BTS) - Detecting an approaching threat to all reality, Merlyn had the reality warping Jamie Braddock restore the slain Corps; if Caiptean Bhreatainn had been slain by Jaspers, this was presumably how and when he was revived (see comments).(Uncanny X-Force I#19) - Caiptean Bhreatainn, Anglo-Simian, Brother Brit-Man-65, Captain Albion-523 and other Corpsmen accompanied Captain Britain from Otherworld to Earth-616 to arrest Fantomex-616 and bring back Psylocke-616.
(Uncanny X-Force I#20-23 - BTS) - Caiptean Bhreatainn joined the rest of the Corps in battling the invading undead hordes of Horoam'ce.
(New Avengers III#30 (fb) - BTS) - Assuming he had not been earlier killed somewhere in some unrevealed manner, Caiptean Bhreatainn was presumably slain along with the majority of the Corps when the Beyonders launched an all out attack on the Starlight Citadel (see comments).
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Juan Santacruz, Carlos Alberto Fernandez Urbano, Raul
Fernandez, Andrew Pepoy and Norberto Fernandez.
Despite having only appeared as a background character with no dialogue in X-Men: Die by the Sword, this unidentified Corps member was sufficiently visually distinctive that he was re-used, again without dialogue, in Uncanny X-Men I#19. Though this profile accredits Chris Claremont as one of his creators, this character isn't mentioned in the script, which merely asks the artist to draw a crowd scene of Corps members, with only Captain U.K. and Justicer Bull specifically required to be shown. Our unidentified Corps member's costume is a bit of a mish-mash of U.K. symbols - the red cross on the mask suggests the English Cross of St. George, the W on his chest might be a nod to Wales (if it's not just a marking with no underlying meaning other than the artist thinking it looked good), but the most obvious accoutrement is the kilt. While it's true that the Irish and to a lesser extent the Welsh also wear kilts, to the world at large the kilt is usually seen as Scottish, so unless and until more info comes to light, I'm ASSuming the artist who drew him intended him to be Scottish (or from a Britain where the Scots dominated the island). With that in mind, I picked a placeholder name (which can and will be replaced the moment an official name is revealed) of Caiptean Bhreatainn, which is simply Captain Britain in Scots Gaelic. Apropos of nothing, but that kilt is hanging too low - in the real world the kilt is generally meant to stop around knee height, not just above the ankles. Traditionally the kilt also should come with a sporran, and no clothing should be worn under it, but I'll forgive that last for the sake of decency, given that he flies around while wearing it.
Caiptean Bhreatainn wasn't visible among the handful of Corps survivors seen at the end of X-Men: Die By the Sword#5, but was subsequently seen alive in Uncanny X-Force I#19. However, since another of those present in that latter issue, Brother Brit-Man, was seen being apparently slain in X-Men: Die by the Sword#3, it would seem that the Corps continued their habit of reviving their dead (or replacing them with virtually identical alternate reality counterparts), so Caiptean Bhreatainn's presence in UXF isn't proof he survived Jaspers' assault. Since he was seen in Uncanny X-Force I#19, I've ASSumed he is still hanging around for the subsequent issues of that storyline, off-panel somewhere helping defend Otherworld. Caiptean Bhreatainn isn't seen in New Avengers III#30, but that issue saw the entire Corps being called in to defend Otherworld from a major threat and then being decimated. As such, Caiptean Bhreatainn was likely present and suffered the same fate as all the others, which has been reflected in his history above.
Profile by Loki.
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X-Men: Die by the Sword#3, p3-4, pan6 (main image)
X-Men: Die by the Sword#3, p5, pan4 (flying into battle)
Uncanny X-Force I#19, p20, pan1 (arresting Fantomex).
X-Men: Die By The Sword #3 (January 2008) - Chris Claremont (writer), Juan Santacruz & CAFU (Carlos Alberto Fernandez Urbano) (pencils), Raul Fernandez, Andrew Pepoy and Norberto Fernandez (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Uncanny X-Force I#19 (February 2012) - Rick Remender (writer), Robbi Rodriguez (artist), Jody Leheup (editor)
First Posted: 01/25/2023
Last updated: 01/25/2023
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