Who the Clix? is a series of articles featuring information on comic book characters that have been made into figures for the popular tabletop game Heroclix. These articles are meant to help Heroclix players learn more about the characters behind their favorite pieces.
Today we look at the hero that could be you!: Captain Universe
Appearances in Heroclix: Avengers Assemble
First Appearance: Micronauts #8
Team Affiliations: Kree, Micronauts, Badoon, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers
Created By: Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden
The Uni-Power is an incredibly powerful cosmic energy that emanates from the Enigma Force that possesses an individual in a time of crisis and transforms them into Captain Universe. Those possessed by the Uni-Power retain their own memories and personality but with a different costume and more heroic traits imposed over them. The Enigma Force is believed to be connected to the Microverse and has empowered many heroes over the years including Dr. Strange, Spider-Man, the Hulk, X-23, the Invisible Woman and more.
The first human Captain Universe is astronaut Captain Ray Coffin. Ray battles Baron Karza and eventually seals the Promethus Pit between the Microverse and Earth. Years later, the Uni-Power possesses Ray’s son Steve to battle Mister E and his shadow slaves. The Uni-Power posseses several heroes and normal humans over the following years. Eventually the Uni-Power copies powers from some of the heroes it has possessed and takes paraplegic war veteran Gabriel Vargas as its host, hoping to find and defeat whatever is trying to weaken it.
Vargas is eventually arrested by the Kree Government who proceed to study him for months. They eventually place Vargas into an aggressive training session to try and stop the Phalanx’s technophage virus from spreading. The Uni-Power abandons Garbriel after they find a cure for the Phalanx’s virus and he is then killed by Phalanx select Blastaar.
Tamara Devous awakens from a ten year long coma by the Uni-Power and transformed into the newest (and final) Captain Universe. She joins the Avengers and attempts to warn them of the coming White Event which seems to be caused by the breaking down of multiversal systems (such as the Enigma Power and Starbrand).