Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Normal human
Affiliations: His crew
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The seas and oceans of the world, in particular the Caribbean
First Appearance: Pow Annual 1971
Powers/Abilities: No innate powers, but Nemesis commands a high tech submarine called the Black Ray, and has the stereotypical master criminal pets, sharks and a giant squid, which he can throw heroes to.
History: Admiral Nemesis is a high-tech pirate and buccaneer. His reputation is such that Aquavenger instantly knows who he is the second he spots his infamous ship, the Black Ray. But despite the Admiral's fearsome reputation, his first encounter with the heroic Aquavenger ends with his capture.
(Aquavenger, Pow Annual 1972.) Bob Shane is sailing his fishing vessel off the New England seaboard when it is boarded by frogmen who warn him and his shipmate Shellback to leave the area. Once they are gone, Bob transforms into Aquavenger and follows them back to their base, which turns out to be the submarine Black Ray, "the Dark Ship of Admiral Nemesis himself". Spotted by more frogmen, Aquavenger is captured and taken aboard the sinister vessel, where Nemesis has him thrown into a tank containing a giant squid. By calling out his name a second time, Aquavenger renews his power and breaks free of the monster. He then threatens to flood the submarine and release Nemesis trained sharks amongst the crew. Nemesis and his men surrender.
Comments: He might have called himself "Admiral", but he clearly had no idea of ranks in the Navy, as his uniform has Commodore stripes - and so does that of his second in command.
Thanks to Chris Adams, who informed me of the existence of this character and gave me my initial information about him.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
any other Admirals
Nemesis, Canadian Golden Age hero
Nemesis, ACG hero
Nemesis, foe of Alpha Flight
Nemesis 2000, Mexican heroes
Nemesis the Warlock, alien resistance leader
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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