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The 15 Coolest Captains in Sci-Fi & Fantasy

By Matt Heckler Dec 18, 2013

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11. Captain Nemo

One of the more interesting characters in early science fiction, Captain Nemo is a great antihero and inventor who creates his underwater vessel after dedicating his life to science in the aftermath of losing his entire family in war. He also happens to be one of the first minority characters in sci-fi, as he is of Indian descent. That thirst for exploration in Jules Verne’s work and particularly in Captain Nemo would definitely be influential on future sci-fi captains.

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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