|Col Lloyd Venture|
|The Venture Bros. character|
Col Lloyd Venture with the ORB
Jonas Venture Sr. (son)|
Dr. Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture (grandson)
Jonas Venture Jr. (grandson)
Hank Venture (great-grandson)
Dean Venture (great-grandson)
Dermott Fictel (great-grandson)
The Guild (original)
Colonel Lloyd Venture is the father of Jonas, the grandfather of Thaddeus "Rusty" and Jonas "JJ" Venture Jr. and the great grandfather of Hank and Dean Venture and Dermott Fictel. He was the leader of The Guild, a precursor to the modern Guild of Calamitous Intent.
He appeared in the flashback of the ORB where he is seen fiddling around with the fabled Orb much to dissatisfaction of his bodyguard Eugen Sandow, who begs him not to mess with the device only to be ignored saying "I must!" and Sandow remarks in a dark tone, "Well, so must Sandow," and walks over to Venture's chair and presumably kills him by breaking his neck.
He purchased the land the Venture compound was built on.
However, in The Revenge Society it is revealed that in that very scene he merely broke the device, much to Venture's surprise. Sandow replies, "My orders were to kill you". Relieved that Sandow didn't do as commanded, Venture says in a nervous tone, "Oh, well in that case thanks," and begs him to keep the whole Orb breaking incident a secret.