James Braddock Jr. (Earth-616) from Excalibur Vol 4 18 001.jpg
Current Alias
Aliases
King Jamie Braddock of Avalon[2]
Relatives
John Braddock (grandfather);

James Braddock, Sr. (father, deceased);
Lady Elizabeth Braddock (mother, deceased);
Brian Braddock (brother);
Betsy Braddock (sister);
Meggan Braddock (sister-in-law);
Maggie Braddock (niece);

Fury (creation)
Base of Operations
Status
Living Status
Identity
Citizenship
Marital Status
Occupation
King of Avalon,[2] adventurer; former race driver, slave trader, agent of Sat-Yr-9
Characteristics[27]
Gender
Eyes

Irises:

Hair
Origin
Origin
Half-Otherworlder, half-human mutant, without Otherworlder powers, magic user
Reality
Place of Birth
England
Creators and Appearances

History

Early Life

Jamie was the eldest son of Dr. James Braddock and Lady Elizabeth Braddock. He was nearly 10 years older than his siblings and always felt excluded from the twins, who were very close.[citation needed]

First Fallen

After he grew up, he made his name as a financial genius and was a successful race car driver as well. Braddock Industries flourished under Jamie and the handsome, successful man was a popular figure. He was targeted by Dr. Synne who caused him to have a car accident,[3] and then possessed Betsy to attack both her brothers.[4] Jamie awake aware of his brother's secret identity as Captain Britain and assisted him on several occasions.[5] In his spare time Jamie started to make illegal bets and his debts piled up, this eventually led to the disappearance and presumed death of three of his friends when they came across the First Fallen while being threatened by those Jamie had come to owe money to, his friends became the Foursaken while Jamie escaped and was tortured and by debtors.[6]

Insanity

Soon Jamie became involved with various illegal activities to pay his debts. Starting out with minor crimes, he eventually became involved with robbery, murder, and slave-trade in Africa. Jamie was kidnapped by Doctor Crocodile, an African scientist and sorcerer who wanted to punish Jamie for his crimes. He made Jamie call his brother Brian,[7] thinking that Brian was involved with Jamie's crimes as well. Crocodile's witch doctor created a hallucination for Brian so that he and Crocodile could observe Brian's reaction to the crimes Jamie had committed. Convinced that Brian was innocent, Crocodile told Brian about Jamie. Brian was shocked and furious, even trying to kill his brother. Brian left Jamie in the hands of Doctor Crocodile and returned home.[8]

Doctor Crocodile's treatments turned Jamie insane. Jamie now believed that the world around him was just a dream that he was having and his reality-warping powers awoke. Sat-Yr-9 under the stolen identity of Courtney Ross hired Technet to free Jamie, aware of his powers from her own world's Jamie. Crocodile then revealed Jamie's crimes to Technet as well and they turned on Jamie, but he defeated them and erased their memories of these events. Jamie turned Doctor Crocodile into a real, baby crocodile and left with Sat-Yr-9.[9]

Jamie was taken home to Braddock Manor and used his reality warping powers to change things back to the way they were in his youth; even resurrecting the housekeeper Emma Collins.[10]

Sat-Yr-9 used Jamie's reality warping powers to turn the London criminal Vixen into a dog and her assistant Nigel Frobisher into a duplicate of Vixen. This allowed her to take over Vixen's criminal empire. They used there resources to ambush Excalibur, a superhero team Brian had joined. During the ambush Jamie Braddock killed Alysande Stuart.[11] Jamie was defeated when Brian's girlfriend Meggan turned out to be immune to his powers and his sister, Elizabeth, now the X-Man Psylocke, used her telepathic knife to knock him out. Sat-Yr-9 managed to take Jamie's unconscious body with her and they escaped.[12] Jamie would stay in a coma for years, apparently abandoned by Sat-Yr-9 and taken to Muir Island for treatment.[citation needed]

Jamie was believed to have been killed during Mystique's bombing of Muir Island, but in reality he survived. Jamie was briefly seen at Braddock Manor by Rachel Summers. Mad Jim Jaspers and the Fury also mysteriously reappeared soon after. Jamie again appeared to assist his siblings during the House of M.[13][14]

When he appeared again to the X-Men he revealed that he was responsible for Psylocke's resurrection. He claimed she was needed to help him battle the First Fallen and the Foursaken. The Foursaken wished Jamie to join them as he was supposed to be their fourth member. At the last moment Jamie appeared to be unwilling to use his sister against the First Fallen and instead sent her and the other X-Men back to New York while he dealt with it himself.[15]

The Trial of Fantomex

Some time later, Jamie joined the Captain Britain Corps and helped them during the attack on the Otherworld. However, the attacker turned out to be an older version of Jamie who had been possessed by the Horoam'ce, the devil goat who wished to enter the Starlight Citadel and seize the Multiverse. To stop him, Psylocke had to take control of her brother Brian, who could not bring himself to kill his brother, and used him to snap Jamie's neck, erasing the older version from existence.[16]

Infinity Countdown

Jamie later came back to life through unknown means and began dabbling in dark magic. While in London, he chased after Black Widow for the Space Stone in her possession, using brainwashed children and loyal followers. When Black Widow confronted him in his hideout, he had an asp from the Sixth Dimension bite her and inject a venom that would slowly kill her. After Widow took out Jamie's followers, she teleported him into a wall. Jamie bled out, and more asps emerged from his blood since his body was holding them back. With help of the wizard Merlin, Widow dealt with the asps, freed the children under Jamie's control, and was saved from the asp venom.[17] He later was reported dead by unknown means.[citation needed]

The Return of the King

He was then resurrected on the newly minted nation of Krakoa by The Five.[18]

Due to Jamie's familial connections to Otherworld, he was chosen in Apocalypse's plan for uniting Otherworld and Krakoa by taking the mantle of Avalon's ruler, following his plans for succession. Due to his brother being captured and tortured, relieving him of his Captain Britain duties and under Morgan le Fay's control as Captain Avalon, Betsy took Brian's Amulet of Right and took up the mantle of Captain Britain.[19]

With her new status, Betsy was able to challenge Morgan's champion, Brian, for right of rule of Avalon. With Betsy having the upper-hand with her mutant powers, combined with those of being Captain Britain, she reluctantly killed him and won the battle. Jamie then revived Brian and cleared him of the mind control he had been under, all while becoming Avalon's new King. Due to his new status as royalty, he served as an ally to Krakoa, giving them access to the magical library and country of Avalon through a special Krakoan Gateway for Krakoan citizens, namely Apocalypse and Exodus.[20]

The New Captain Britain(s)

James Braddock Jr. (Earth-616) from Excalibur Vol 4 10 001.jpg

Bored with sitting upon the throne, he used his powers of reality manipulation to bend parts of Avalon to his will and more to his liking, mainly for joking around. Moving on from joking to malevolence, he conjured ideas for war against the rest of Otherworld. He started to invade the lives of Excalibur by creating pocket realities and duplicates of each member with their own version of Captain Britains, while using this version of Excalibur to replace the destroyed Captain Britain Corps.[21].

The manipulation of reality hadn't gone unnoticed, Saturnyne felt the incursions that Jamie created and declared war with the new Captain Britain Corps as he planned, although his plan was foiled by her and Excalibur and the new corps was jailed.[22]

X of Swords

Before the beginning of the X of Swords tournament held by Saturnyne, Jamie and his family were invited to stay Saturnyne's castle for preparations for the upcoming battles she would dictate. With the "Captain Britain Corps" escaping captivity, they decided to attack a sleeping Jamie for his wrongdoings. They were woefully unprepared, as Jamie pulled on some quantum strings when awoken from their battle cry and killed their Captain Britain version of Jubilee.[23]

While further organizing this tournament, Saturnyne decreed a set of challenges that would be issued against the warriors from Krakoa and Amenth that would let either side take claim of the others land. Due to this, the Hellions tried to cheat and kill the other team. They traveled to Avalon to meet with Jamie for safe passage though Avalon and Otherworld, with Sinister promising Jamie his cape and a favor in the form of one clone of his choosing, with Jamie giving Sinister a "gift" of one of the finest ponies in the realm.[24]

During one of the challenges, Jamie was a spectator in Betsy's fight against Isca in a sword duel, but she ended up losing by being shattered into glass-like pieces, apparently dying. Although saddened by his lost, he placed a large bet beforehand on the fight on Isca.[25]

The Quest For Betsy

Missing his sister, and her not being able to resurrect due to the resurrection protocols of The Five, he thought about using his powers to either find or revive her, only to find opposition from Brian and his family. Instead, Jamie called in on his favor with Sinister for a new Betsy, exactly like the old one.[26]

Powers and Abilities

Power Grid[28]
Intelligence2
Strength2
Speed*27
Durability6
Energy Projection6
Fighting Skills2
* Teleporter

Powers

It was stated that Jamie wasn't granted with Otherworlder powers, but his mutation made him a powerful being.

Jamie has been classified as an Omega Level Mutant.[1]

Quantum Reality Manipulation: Jamie sees the world as invisible string constructs, which he can pull (or just think about what he want to do) and transform reality. He can only manipulate dense forms (phased beings have some level of resistance); formerly he needed to be close enough to touch the "cosmic filaments" things were composed of. His range and power has grown, based on how Krakoan resurrections increase a mutants potential, and recent events in his siblings' lives.

  • Teleportation
  • Temporal Manipulation: Jamie was able to spilt his own timeline into many, making the members of Excalibur a Captain Britain in the newly created pocket realities.
  • Duplication: Jamie is able to create copies of other people, places, or things, by simply creating another reality and bringing them to the main one.
    • Creation: Jamie can create something or someone entirely new.
  • Power Manipulation: Jamie can bestow, augment, or take away the powers of another, or himself.
  • Healing: Jamie has the power to heal the wounds of himself and others.
    • Resurrection: Jamie is able to raise the dead, as he did with his brother Brian.[2]
  • Mind Control: Jamie is able to put others under his control or completely make new memories for others.

Sorcery: After his resurrection, Jamie demonstrated magic powers, including the summoning of extra dimensional creatures and mind control over others.[17]

Superhuman Stamina: Jamie appears to have superhuman stamina as he survived being stabbed with a knife and even having his legs severed at the knee.[17]

Abilities

Jamie presumably had knowledge in the magical dark arts, including spell casting and incantations.[17]

Physical Strength

Due to his reality warping powers, he has the ability to increase his strength to an unknown degree.

Paraphernalia

Transportation

Teleportation under his own power, his own Unicorn[21], Krakoan Gateways

Notes

  • Jamie's power is vastly stronger in Otherworld due to Otherworld being a place where ideas and fantasy being easily influenced and malleable, making bending and pulling the strings of reality all the more easier for him.

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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