|Count Luchino Nefaria|
|Citizen of Italy with a criminal record in the United States and Canada.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
|Castle Nefaria, Italy|
Ionic energy enhancements facilitating superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability, laser vision and flight.
|Resources of the Nefaria fortune and Maggia criminal organization.|
Avengers Vol. 1 & 3
Captain America Vol. 3
Iron Man Vol. 1
Thunderbolts Vol. 1
|Avengers Vol. 1 #13 (Feb. 1965)|
|Stan Lee & Don Heck|
The descendent of a long line of Italian noblemen, Count Luchino Nefaria inherited a vast fortune. Fascinated by technology, Nefaria commissioned researchers to create inventions far in advance of contemporary science. although he greatly valued his family's tradition of respectability, his lust for even greater power and wealth led Nefaria to become a powerful figure in the Maggia, the notorious international crime syndicate.
After battling a number of superheroes, Nefaria desired superhuman abilities of his own. Gaining the powers of the Living Laser, Power Man, and Whirlwind, increased his strength a hundred fold. although his new powers aged him at a rapid pace, he died as the result of an accident while battling Iron Man. Returning from the dead, he was transformed into an ionically powered entity, forcing him to feed on the energies of other ionic beings to sustain his own powers, once again assuming the mantle of Count Nefaria.