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The Council of 13
The Silhouettes of the Council of 13
|First Appearance(s):||"The Trial of the Monarch" (Original)|
"All This and Gargantua-2 " (New)
|Purpose:||Global Evil Organization's inner Circle|
|Current Members:||Dr. Mrs. The Monarch|
Dr. Phineas Phage
|Former Members:||The Sovereign (deceased) |
Vendata (possibly deceased)
Wild Fop (deceased)
Don Hell (deceased)
The Nerve (deceased)
The Council of 13 are a group of super-villains who are the leaders of the Guild of Calamitous Intent and are well experienced in the laws of the Guild. Their main purpose is to judge their peers and make sure every villain abides the Guild's laws. They also have major influence over guild policy.
The inner circle of The Guild of Calamitous Intent formed. What is known is that in its earliest iteration the guild was ruled by the council as a committee. As they consist group of super-villains that are the top echelon of the Guild's hierarchy they wield immense individual power and are all extremely dangerous individuals. They seem to act as judges within the Guild, and were seen judging The Monarch and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch, providing video footage, which was secretly recorded by them as evidence. They quite literally move as a group, are only seen in shadows, and constantly argue with each other. Despite this, when they are presiding over trials and passing judgment on Guild members the Council can only be viewed through separate monitors, and they don't seem to know where each member's individual chamber is located. They presided over the marriage ceremony of Dr. Girlfriend and the Monarch with Dr. Henry Killinger acting as a priest.
The Original CouncilEdit
Councilmen 3 and 8Edit
In "The Revenge Society", Councilmen 3 and 8, being the eldest of the group, are kidnapped by the deranged Phantom Limb under his codename "Revenge". 3 is revealed as an old, thin man named Red Mantle who wears a costume similar to that of a Mongol warrior mixed with a monk's habit. 8, is revealed as a fat, elderly man named Dragoon who visually resembles Silas Greenback from Danger Mouse but is a white Caucasian male who wears a supervillainous variant on the uniform of his namesake. His voice resembles that of Greenback and his silhouette bore a resemblance to the Rhino.
Dragoon loses his body during the assault and, in order to keep him alive, Revenge forces a kidnapped Master Billy Quizboy to attach his head to Red Mantle's neck. Now they share one body, each controlling half. The two are implied to be Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper in a flashback, recruited or abducted prior to their fateful plane trip by an elderly Fantomas in 1959. They were the first two council members to have their identities revealed.
In "O.S.I. Love You", Monstroso reveals that Boggles the Clue Clown is a member of the Council. In "Bot Seeks Bot" he is revealed to be Councilman 4 by Vendata and is replaced by Dr. Phineas Phage as revealed by other Council members.
Councilmen 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 10, and 12Edit
Also in "Bot Seeks Bot", Councilmen 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, and 12 are revealed to be Vendata, Wild Fop, Dr. Z, Don Hell, Steppenwolf, and The Nerve although their specific numbers are not revealed until "All This and Gargantua-2". Councilman 10 is also revealed but no name or info is given. Councilman 1 is missing in action as of "Bot Seeks Bot" and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch has taken his place on the council.
In "All This and Gargantua-2", when the Sovereign is killing all the council members, Councilwoman 11 is revealed to be Mommy Longlegs. Councilwoman 11 appears to have been killed by the Sovereigns Robot's while trying to escape from him.
Councilman 6 has yet to be revealed, but his voice, silhouette, and subjects he talks about, correspond to Monseñor. Councilman 6 was apparently killed when Sovereign used poison gas on all the members chamber's.
The End of the Council of 13?Edit
The OSI had been watching Vendata at Don Hell's club where they were able to get the identities of most of the Council and began tailing them. Due to this, in "All This and Gargantua-2", The Sovereign began eliminating the members of the Council. He killed The Nerve, Wild Fop, Don Hell, Steppenwolf, and Councilman 10 before he called a meeting of the rest of the Council. Dr. Z and the combined Dragoon/Red Mantle, turned themselves over to OSI in hopes of escaping The Sovereign. At the meeting of the Council, since the rest of the members of the Council would not follow The Sovereign's lead, he released poison gas on their chambers. Councilman 6 was killed, but the rest escaped with the help of Watch and Ward.
During the escape, Mommy Longlegs was killed by The Sovereign's robot dogs and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch was shot but survived. After their escape Dr. Mrs. The Monarch and Dr. Phineas Phage appeared to be the last members of the council remaining. Phage decided to go into hiding to escape The Sovereign and it appeared to be the end of The Council of 13. The Council's base appears to also have been destroyed which led to OSI agent Headshot accidentally shooting The Sovereign (who was in eagle form).
Members of the Original Council of 13Edit
|Councilman 02||Wild Fop|
(Deceased; Killed by dogs)
|Councilman 03||Red Mantle|
|Councilman 04||Boggles the Clue Clown|
(Deceased; heart disease)
|Councilman 05||Dr. Z|
(Deceased; Killed by toxic gas)
|Councilman 07||Don Hell|
(Deceased; Killed by drinking acid)
(Deceased; Killed in car explosion)
|Councilman 10||Councilman 10|
(Deceased; Killed in car explosion)
|Councilman 11||Mommy Longlegs|
(Deceased; Fatally shot)
|Councilman 12||The Nerve|
(Deceased; Killed, body found in dumpster)
|Councilman 13||The Sovereign|
(Deceased; Killed by Headshot)
The New Council of 13Edit
At the end of "All this and Gargantua 2", it appears Dr. Henry Killinger engineered all the previous events to get rid of both the old Council of 13 and The Investors. Having apparently succeeded, Dr. Killinger appears to be forming a new Council aboard Meteor Majeure, made up of himself, Dr. Mrs. The Monarch, Henchman 21, Watch, Ward, Phantom Limb, and Radical Left. The Monarch however, does not seem to be allowed to be on the new Council by Killinger.
In "Hostile Makeover", the council of thirteen is shown trying to rebuild itself as of now it currently consists of six members; Dr. Mrs. The Monarch, Phantom Limb, Dragoon, Red Mantle, Dr. Z, and Radical Left(who was initially counted as two members). Killinger has declined to become the new Sovereign leaving it to Watch and Ward to deliver the news as well as the guild charter telling the reformed council everything they needed to know is in there. The council later gather the other villains to inform them of the original destruction and the Sovereign's death. They tell the other villains they are interviewing others to fill in the vacant spots on the council and inform them that the guild will still be strong. In an effort to keep the various guild branches from seceding, the new council decides to reach out to a powerful New York villain Wide Wale by offering him a seat on the council. After meeting with Dr. Mrs. The Monarch, Wide Wale accepts on the condition that he receives sole arching rights to Dr. Venture.
In "Faking Miracles", Wide Wale was officially inducted into the council and along with the rest has voted to invite Phineas Phage back onto the council. Vendata was also considered as a possible council member but due to the fact that nobody had seen him since Bot Seeks Bot they decided to move on without him.
During a council meeting in "Tanks for Nuthin'", it is shown they acted on their word and officially re-instated Dr. Phineas Phage and ponder over what they should do about the vigilante who has become the new Blue Morpho. Dr. Mrs. The Monarch while tending to some unrelated guild business (incorrectly) comes to believe that Dr. Venture is the Blue Morpho.
In It Happening One Night Dr. Mrs. The Monarch takes her conclusion to the council who immediately disbelieve her theory due to some of them thinking that the latter was too lazy to do so and the others thinking she was overworking herself and request she take time off. At the end of the episode, as result of the destruction of the super-villains in The Doom Factory at the hands of the blue morpho they come to believe her. Phantom Limb then contacts Dr. Mrs. The Monarch apologizing for his stubbornness and ask what is her plan to get rid of this new growing menace.
In A Party for Tarzan, the council discuss the growing blue morpho problem causing some of the veteran members to describe their past with the previous blue morpho and decide to speak with Thaddeus Venture to discuss suspicions. At Wide Wale's building, a majority of the council spot Dr. Venture wearing clothes resembling the blue morpho (unaware that he is throwing a party) and thinking that he just confirmed their theory, they decide to assassinate him. The council allow Dr. Mrs. The Monarch to kill him and give her a sniper rifle to use and after some hesitation she fires at Venture who collapsed to the ground. However, it turns out his suit came with a bullet proof vest as this happened she received a message from the villain The Wandering Spider telling her that the blue morpho captured him. This made the council realize that Dr. Venture was not the vigilante they were searching for and the majority of them leave Wide Wale's building.
Following their failed assassination and mistake in Blue Morpho's identity the council decide to set a trap for the latter. In Red Means Stop, the council temporarily forms a truce with the Office of Secret Intelligence who also see the vigilante as a problem. When Red Death, the current villain arching Venture appears they put the trap into action but when Blue Morpho doesn't appear most of the council decide to have a pool party with the Ventures. Dr. Mrs. The Monarch on the other hand decides to go after the vigilante and personally kill him herself.
Members of The New Council of 13Edit
All This and Gargantua-2
|Councilman 01||Dr. Mrs. The Monarch|
|Councilman||Dr. Phineas Phage|
- After the killing of most of the members of the Council of 13, the remaining members go into hiding. Dr Killinger appears to create a new Council of 13 aboard Meteor Major. Combined the new members and remaining old members equal only 11 so it remains to be seen, who else would be allowed to joining the Council of 13.