- Well, unlike the others here, I have touched the Cosmos, however briefly, and I know it's light, not darkness, that truly rules.
- -- Captain Universe src
Long ago, an alien race was being persecuted by a race of demons. Unable to find a place to hide, they decided to leave the universe altogether and moved into the Microverse. Using an artifact called The Sword in the Star, they created a barrier between the universes. But this wall had to be propped on both sides. With the Sword, they created two semi sentient forces for this purpose: The Enigma Force on their side, and the Uni-Power on ours.
The Uni-Power has no permanent host: rather it chooses one to perform a mission and grants it its powers and knowledge of the mission, then withdraws them after they are finished (or if they abuse the power.)
Battle at Zur-En-Arrh
When the criminal Harkustath arrived at Zur-En-Arrh, the Uni-Power chose 69 year old Afuio as its host. The retired architect had been wishing for one last adventure, and he quickly put his powers to use by defending the city from the Silver Surfer and Harkustath.
Afuio is a stern, concentrated man whose values cannot be bent by the corruption of the darkness.
None so far.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Uni-Power Physiology: The Uni-Power grants its wielder superstrength, superspeed, enhanced durability and many more.
Energy Blasts: The wielder can concentrate the Uni-Power in a mighty blast.Molecular Control: The wielder can manipulate non-biological objects and beings on a molecular level.
Strength levelCaptain Universe's power level equals that of Earth's Superman, but it may increase or decrease depending on the wielder.
No specific weaknesses.
- A few years ago, the Uni-Power foresaw a terrible disaster on Earth that would be caused by an out-of-control physics experiment. It chose a boy named Stevie to be its host for this mission. Stevie had always been a fan of superheroes and had even designed a character he called "Captain Universe". He was more than elated to having been suddenly granted the chance to become one! Unfortunately, the reality-endangering crisis proved to be more than he could handle. Still, with one last, heroic sacrifice, Stevie saved the world, at the cost of his own life. This is where the Captain Universe identity comes from.
- The name Stevie is a reference to Steve Ditko, the artist who designed the character.