The Great Captains of Krakoa was established by the Quiet Council of Krakoa for the purpose of advancing the interests of the nation's military. Each Captain of Krakoa is in charge of a specific jurisdiction. The Captain Commander is chief among all Captains. This post was initially held by Cyclops, but after reforming the X-Men he stepped down from this post and was succeeded by Bishop. 
The four Great Captains of Krakoa and their jurisdictions are:
- Bishop: Captain Commander, member of the Marauders and the Hellfire Trading Company, acts as security for the Hellfire Trading Company's activities.
- Cyclops: Former Captain Commander and leader of the X-Men.
- Magik: Member of the New Mutants, acts in the Sextant being mostly in charge of squadrons formed by younger generations of mutants.
- Psylocke: Personal bodyguard for members of the Quiet Council of Krakoa. Succeeded Gorgon after his death in Otherworld left him unable to fulfill his duties.
- 6 appearance(s) of Great Captains of Krakoa (Earth-616)
- 10 mention(s) of Great Captains of Krakoa (Earth-616)
- 14 image(s) of Great Captains of Krakoa (Earth-616)
- 5 member(s) of Great Captains of Krakoa (Earth-616)