Captain Newfoundland

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Extra-terrestrial

Occupation: Tutor to superheroes who protect the world.

Affiliations: Leif Eiriksson, Golden Dove, Captain Canada

Enemies: Remlin

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Odin, Captain Atlantis, Samadhi ("the State Beyond Form")

Base of Operations: Newfoundland (the last remaining tip of Atlantis)

First Appearance: Sunday Herald's Captain Newfoundland strip

Powers/Abilities: Able to transform his shape. Able to teleport through time and space, and to take passengers with him when doing so - he perceives both differently from humans which is why he can manipulate them. He can communicate telepathically, and can allow others to understand other tongues.

History: Captain Newfoundland's race came to Earth millennia ago and taught the young mankind how to build pyramids in Egypt and to become one with the universe in India. In a continent between what would one day be Europe and America, they founded the kingdom of Atlantis. Eventually however almost the entire island was destroyed.

Centuries later the Vikings, led by Leif Eiriksson, landed on the remaining tip of Atlantis (the land later known as Newfoundland), and founded a colony there. During their first winter, a strange being was sighted. The being tried to tell them he was a friend, but the frightened Vikings attacked anyway, until he transformed, growing into a giant version of the god Odin. Then he grabbed the leader, Leif, and carried him up the side of a nearby mountain. Once alone, the being returned to his previous form, and explained that he was Captain Atlantis, descendent of the beings who came from beyond the cosmos all those centuries ago. As the other Vikings caught up with them, Captain Atlantis warned them of an imminent storm, and showed them a safe place to harbour their ships.

Amazed at all of this, Leif wondered aloud what kind of future was in store for this new land, and Captain Atlantis decided to show him. He brought Leif to the modern day, to let his new friend see how the world had changed, yet stayed the same. Leaving Lief watched over by Golden Dove, Captain Atlantis (known in the modern world as Captain Newfoundland) went off to "travel beyond form", becoming one with the universe to recharge his energies. At the end of the day, he regained corporeal form and returned Leif to his own time.

Some time later Captain Newfoundland chose Daniel Eaton to become Captain Canada. He and other "cosmic beings" tutored the young hero in preparation for the coming trials he would have to face. When Sho-Gun attacked Montreal and Captain Canada opposed it, the hero discovered Remlin and his allies inside the machine. Seeing his protege outnumbered, Captain Newfoundland came to the hero's aid. He destroyed Remlin's allies and unmasked the evil mage. While Captain Canada faced Sho-Gun on the corporeal plane, Captain Atlantis faced Merlin on a spiritual one, eventually vanquishing him.

Comments: Created by Geoffrey Scott and Danny Bulanadi.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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