Head of the Maggia mafia family, Count Nefaria, civilian name Luchino Nefaria, is the main antagonist in the Cloak and Dagger Special Event. During the event, he took control of Hydra and attacked the Academy.
Count Nefaria was once the Kingpin of Los Angeles
After Count Nefaria saw Nick Fury demonstrate the power of the Darkforce to defeat Thanos, the crime lord began hunting down Cloak, hoping to take advantage of his Darkforce powers. The crime lord seized control of Hydra and used technology developed by Baron Zemo's father to absorb the powers of their most infamous villains. Then he launched an attack on Avengers Academy in order to get to Cloak and gain access to the Darkforce Dimension.
Count Nefaria realized that the tech he used to absorb super powers caused him to age twice as fast as a regular human. He reached out to Baron von Strucker to expand on the Baron's experiments with zombies. He hoped to find a way to become a vampire and live forever.
Character Relationships Edit
Baron von Strucker Edit
Count Nefaria worked with Baron von Strucker to expand on the Baron's experiments with the undead, hoping to find a way to live forever.
Baron Zemo Edit
Count Nefaria used Baron Zemo's father's experimental technology to steal super powers from Hydra villains.
Count Nefaria led the Maggia mafia group to kidnap Cloak, and experiment on him. Count Nefaria was desperate to recapture Cloak in order to take control of his Darkforce powers.
Count Nefaria led the Maggia mafia group to kidnap Dagger, and experiment on her.
Moon Knight Edit
Moon Knight and Count Nefaria previously fought in California, when Nefaria was the Kingpin of Los Angeles.