Capitão 7 (Captain 7)
Real Name: Carlos
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Near-Earth orbit
First Appearance: Brazilian TV (1950s)
Powers/Abilities: Able to fly. Superhuman strength. Superhuman intelligence. While not invulnerable, he is resistant to damage. He used to carry a ray gun.
History: As a young boy, chemistry nerd Carlos was abducted and taken to the "Seventh Planet", where he was transformed ito a superman, Capitão 7, and sent back to Earth to defend the world against any and all threats. He stored his compressed costume inside a box of matches, ready for use when needed.
Comments: Adapted for comics by Jayme Cortez.
Apparently the first Brazilian superhero, Capitão 7 first appeared on Brazilian television, before transferring to comics in 1959. He was originally created for Ayres Campos and TV Record (His name is "Capitão 7" because TV Record is Brazil's channel 7), and his TV incarnation was closer to Flash Gordon than Superman, at least until the comic version debuted - after this the TV version changed to match. The show ran for over 12 years and around 500 episodes.
Thanks to Mestre Chen for informing me of this character and providing images of him. Thanks to Felipe Lisboa for additional information.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
any other Capitão, Captains, Capitans, etc
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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