Number Three

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Number Three

Other Names: #3; Number 3; Number Three I

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Amazing Adventures (vol. 2) #15 (Nov. 1972): "Murder in Mid-Air!"

Creators: Steve Englehart, Tom Sutton, Frank Giacoia, John Tartaglione

Number of Appearances: 11

Teams/Affiliations: Secret Empire

Enemy of: The Punisher

Occupation: criminal

Gender: male

Note: killed and impersonated by Punisher

Number 3 and Number 7 were rivals to take over leadership of the Secret Empire.

In Captain America (vol. 1) #175, Number Three can be seen on page 6 answering directly to Number One, head of the Secret Empire. In this conversation, it is clear that Number Three has a firm grasp of the scientific and technological underpinnings of an advanced flying saucer the Empire has created.

Number Three tells Number One: "Nearly ready, Number One."

Number Three asks: "You're certain this saucer-craft will fly, Number Three?"

Number Three (who, like most Secret Empire agents, wears a hood over his head) answers: "Indeed yes! With the Electron-Gyro for steering-- --and with the x-waves our machines derive from the captured mutants' brains for power-- this ship shall serve us well!"

Number One says in response: "It better had! The Secret Empire has worked hard to prepare for this moment! We've spent months plundering the minds of famous scientists for the necessary knowledge to construct this saucer with all of its attack capabilities!"

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Amazing Adventures (vol. 2) #15 (Nov. 1972): "Murder in Mid-Air!"
Captain America (vol. 1) #175 (July 1974): "..Before the Dawn!" (3-panel cameo)

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