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The Capital’s back-story centers on his work for the U.S. government. He believes that he has spent the better part of his life as a CIA operative working on some of the country’s most highly classified details. He is a master interrogator and has a keen sense for assessing any situation. He can read people just by looking at them and predicting the actions of his adversaries is second nature to him. He’s spent more than a decade working as a spy and has travelled the world. He can speak any language and can adapt to any culture. In short, the Capital can blend in with any environment and manipulate any situation from the inside. To assist him in his undercover activities, the Capital possesses the ability of shape shifting, which is a necessity for a 7-foot eagle trying to blend in with the crowd.
The Capital takes the form of a giant half-man, half bird. He’s roughly 7 feet tall and his wingspan is twice that. He has the head and feet of an Eagle and the arms and hands of a human. He can soar to incredible heights and possesses the ability of telescopic sight allowing him to pinpoint objects from well over 30,000 feet. He also has a sonic scream that can physically destroy objects and bad guys.
I don’t think there is team I dislike more than the Washington Capitals. Which is why I hate that I have to type the following words: The Capital is pretty sweet.
To start with, he is a 7-foot-tall eagle. That’s already pretty cool. Oh but wait, he’s a master spy. Let me clarify what I just wrote. Oh but wait, he’s one of the coolest things in the world. He can blend in anywhere, speak any language, anticipate any plan of attack. Goddammit. That is cool.
Oh yeah, he also happens to have a sonic scream that can physically destroy things. Because he wasn’t sweet enough before.
So let me get this straight. The Capital is a sneak who hangs high in the [sky/neutral zone] while his comrades do the dirty work down low in the [midst of battle/defensive zone]? And after his comrades have done all the struggling while he tries to remain unseen, then he swoops down on the [enemy/goalie] for all the glory? Sounds like a certain Alexander Ovechkin to me.
Final Word from Pierce
Thank you, Lance. Thank you for helping me find something to hate about The Capital. It was actually damaging my soul, as a Penguins fan, to praise it so much. I’m starting to notice a trend with the other birds being distinctly more awesome than The Penguin.
I will conclude be remarking that I think a spy is appropriate. In the big crowd (the regular season) he can be successful, but put him front and center (Stanley Cup playoffs) and he can no longer succeed.