(of Earth-66881)

Real Name: Mercedes Knight

Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-66881) human (18th century)

Occupation: Pirate captain

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Rebecca "Becky" Barnes, Blackbeard (temporally divergent Benjamin Grimm counterpart), Blink (Clarice Ferguson of Earth-957), Blink (Clarice Ferguson of Earth-7946), Blink (Clarice Ferguson of Earth-8096), Blink (Clarice Ferguson of Earth-33629), Blink (Clarice Ferguson of Earth-51518), Blink (Clarice Ferguson of Earth-61741), Blink (Clarice Ferguson of Earth-95099), Blink (Clarice Ferguson of Earth-95120), numerous other Blink counterparts (see comments), the Exiles (Blink/Clarice Ferguson of Earth-295, Iron Lad/Nathaniel Richards of Earth-18651, Khan/Kamala Khan of Earth-81111, Valkyrie of Reality-22681, Wolvie), the Scarlet Falcon (Sam Wilson)

Enemies: Admiral Gyrich, the Juggernautical, the Time-Eater (temporally divergent counterpart of Earth-6311's Nathaniel Richards)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Misty ship, mobile throughout the seas of Earth-66881

First Appearance: Exiles III#4 (August, 2018)

Powers/Abilities:  Capt. Mercedes Knight has no superhuman powers but she does a metal prosthetic arm equipped with a hook at the end of it.

She is a skilled pirate captain and also carries a saber in battle.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'9")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 136 lbs.)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History: (Exiles III#4 (fb) - BTS) - After joining a triumvirate of pirate captains opposing the slaver Admiral Gyrich, Capt. Mercedes Knight became flirtatious with fellow captain the Scarlet Falcon, who developed affection for her.

(Exiles III#4) - The triumvirate called a meeting and the Scarlet Falcon arrived to meet and discuss strategy against Gyrich with Blackbeard while Capt. Mercedes Knight approached in her boat, the Misty. Blackbeard's first mate Becky Barnes soon announced the approaching Knight, prompting the Scarlet Falcon to leave for a shave and a cologning. Once Knight had met with the other captains, she stood by the Scarlet Falcon as he gave a rousing speech to the assembled pirates as they approached Admiral Gyrich's ship, the Shield. Knight joking expressed a desire to not only be free of slavery but also free of the Scarlet Falcon's long speeches, remarking that his lips could be put to better use. When Becky Barnes spotted the Shield ship, Knight exclaimed to the assembled pirates that it was time to show the red-coated dogs what it meant to be to a free-fighting sailor. When Blackbeard and the Scarlet Falcon were teleported aboard the Shield by Blackbeard's ally Blink of the reality-hopping Exiles, Gyrich unleashed the armored Juggernautical and Knight swung over from Blackbeard's ship to enter the fray alongside the rest of Blink's Exiles. Upon the defeat of Gyrich and the Juggernautical, Knight joined the other pirates and Exiles in celebrating their victory. With the Scarlet Falcon's arm around her as she enjoyed a cup of wine, Knight thanked Blink for her assistance and asked if she would stay and help their anti-slavery cause but Blink declined, explaining how they had to find her Tallus device before the reality-devouring Time-Eater arrived on Earth-66881.

(Exiles III#5) - Knight was recruited alongside Blackbeard, the Scarlet Falcon, Earth-71853's Namor, Earth-81111's Cobalt, L'il Magneto and a slew of alternate counterparts of Blink to aid against the reality-devouring Time-Eater. Charging into battle, Knight participated in a massive dogpile on the Time-Eater. Following the Time-Eater's defeat, Knight was returned to her proper reality.

Comments: Created by Saladin Ahmed, Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez.

The numerous Blink counterparts that teamed with Capt. Mercedes Knight and the Exiles against the Time-Eater were not identified by reality number in Exiles III#5 but some seemed obvious. For example, we see the arm of a Blink counterpart wearing black and white robes, which matches up with Earth-957's Blink, who became the new In-Betweener. Another wore a costume resembling the classic Earth-295 costume but with straps on the legs, suggesting the Earth-8096 Blink. There were also numerous Blink counterparts that wore costumes identical to the classic Earth-295 costume, suggesting the Earth-7964, Earth-33629, Earth-51518, Earth-61741 and Earth-95099 Blinks also being involved. While we don't see one wielding golf clubs, one of the ones wearing the classic Earth-295-style costume is likely the humorous Earth-95120 Blink counterpart. There was also one in the black "Phalanx Covenant" outfit and many wearing outfits we've never seen, mostly variations on that same Earth-295 costume. While we do see a Blink wearing the costume of the Earth-10005 X-Men: Days of Future Past movie Blink, the actual Earth-10005 Blink was dead at the time so it must be an alternate counterpart.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Earth-66881's Capt. Mercedes Knight
should be distinguished from:

The Misty ship

The Misty was the ship belonging to Capt. Mercedes Knight. She used it to travel to the pirate captain triumvirate meeting with Blackbeard and the Scarlet Falcon.
--Exiles III#4

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Exiles III#4, p12, pan3 (Capt. Mercedes Knight, main image)
Exiles III#4, p12, pan4 (Capt. Mercedes Knight, headshot)
Exiles III#4, p14-15, pan1 (Capt. Mercedes Knight swinging with saber in teeth)
Exiles III#4, p16, pan3 (Knight, minus jacket, with Scarlet Falcon)
Exiles III#4, p11, pan1 (The Misty ship)

Exiles III#4 (August, 2018) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Wil Moss (editor)
Exiles III#5 (September, 2018) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils, colors), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Wil Moss (editor)

First posted06/03/2022
Last updated: 06/03/2022

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