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Captain Nemo

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Captain Nemo's first appearance

Captain Nemo is the protagonist of Jules Verne's novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) and also appears in Mysterious Island (1874).

He is prince Dakkar, the son of an Indian rajah and nephew of Tippoo Sahib, having a deep hatred of the British conquest of India. After the Sepoy mutiny, he devotes himself to scientific research and develops an advanced electric submarine, the Nautilus. He and a crew of his loyals cruise the seas, battling injustice, especially slavery. The gold of Spanish ships sunk at the Bay of Vigo provided them with money.

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Appearances

Beside his original appearance in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Mysterious Island, Captain Nemo also appears in numerous other works:

  • the comic book The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (and its film adaptation)
  • The Japanese anime Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, by Gainax.
  • In the Philip Jos Farmer novel The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, Nemo is depicted as being rather more sinister and self-serving. In addition, he is said to be an agent of the Capellans, one of two extraterrestrial factions (and, in the context of the novel, the less ethical) vying for control of the Earth and of all surviving examples of offworld technology. (As suggested by the title, Phileas Fogg is an agent of the other faction, the Eridaneans.) As well, there was allegedly more than one Captain Nemo, one of whom was James Moriarty, the nemesis of Sherlock Holmes.

He is also the subject of numerous songs.

Personifications

Trivia

  • The clownfish character Nemo in the animated movie Finding Nemo by Disney and Pixar is named after him.
  • His personal flag is Argent letter "N" on sable field.

External links

Images

fr:Capitaine Nmo

ja:ネモ船長 pl:Nemo

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