Alias


Count Fortune

Count Nefaria


Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Count Luchino Nefaria
Occupation

Criminal

Italian Nobleman


Legal Status
Citizen of Italy with a criminal record in the United States and Canada.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Rome, Italy
Group Affiliation

Lethal Legion

Maggia


Base of Operations
Castle Nefaria, Italy
Height
6' 2"
Weight
230 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Black
Known Powers

Ionic energy enhancements facilitating superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability, laser vision and flight.


Accessories
Resources of the Nefaria fortune and Maggia criminal organization.
Common Enemies

Avengers

Captain America I

Iron Man I

Thunderbolts


Regularly Appearing

Avengers Vol. 1 & 3

Captain America Vol. 3

Iron Man Vol. 1

Thunderbolts Vol. 1


First Appearance
Avengers Vol. 1 #13 (Feb. 1965)
Creator
Stan Lee & Don Heck
Origin

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.