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Captain Vole used to be a Jägermonster, but he was kicked out of the club for attempting to kill Bill and Barry Heterodyne . When introduced into the comic, he is working for Baron Wulfenbach, has nothing but hatred for House Heterodyne, and would very much like to see Agatha dead; he holds loyal Jägers (or, as he puts it, "slaves") in the utmost contempt. He appears to be confined to Mechanicsburg, probably in order to keep him separated from his former companions who aren't allowed in.

Gil, not realizing Vole would actually try to kill Agatha, sends him to retrieve her from the coffee shop, but she manages to subdue him with some perfect coffee and a smack to the head.

Vole's antipathy for the Heterodynes is no big secret. When Carson von Mekkhan conducts Agatha and her colleagues into the Heterodyne family crypt, he remarks that the effect she had on Vole is one of the reasons for believing that she's really a Heterodyne.

Later, when Gil and Agatha's three Jägers (Dimo, Maxim and Ognian) meet up at the Mechanicsburg city wall following the battle with Rudolf Selnikov and the war clanks, they're at first glad to see him: "Hoy! Vole! Dot really is hyu! Dot's great! Ve heard-". However, they realize almost immediately that their first impression was mistaken: Vole really has renounced the Jägertroth.

He maintains his arrogance and contempt for them from the start of the encounter to the finish, and although he does get impressively dominated by Gil, he seems to have learned nothing from the experience. Vole later claims that he threw the fight with Gil, because he had been ordered by the Baron not to kill him . At first Vole backs this up during a fight in Castle Heterodyne during which he takes on and initially defeats both Gil and Tarvek. But a little later on, after he slips fully into the madness place, Gil is able to prevail over Vole once again, although circumstances then force the two of them to continue working together.

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Bang! Tingle! Bang!

Later, during another encounter between Vole, Gil, and Tarvek, on the way to Gil's secret lab on Castle Wulfenbach, Vole's psychotic and bloodthirsty nature causes Bangladesh DuPree (who is also present) become quite smitten with him, and she becomes seriously annoyed with Gil when he sends Vole plummeting out of a hatch.

Vole catches up to Tarvek and Othar, who Gil had dumped out of the same hatch moments earlier in his second experimental flyer. Vole is knocked out by Othar during a fight and turned over to forces loyal to Lady Heterodyne. Vole is carted off to the Mechanicsburg Gaol and suspended in time with the rest of the citizenry until extracted by Gil and Higgs .

General Vole Edit

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Is it my birthday?

Vole's appearance changes dramatically after he is recovered from time-frozen Mechanicsburg. His forcible removal from the time-bubble ages him by centuries, which results in several severe physical mutations similar to the Generals. Dupree seems to be rather delighted with his changes.

Unfortunately for her, a later conversation with Airman Higgs shows that there have been mental changes as well, with Vole realizing he no longer wants to see Europa reduced to a burning pile of rubble and bones. Or at least, probably not. He'll have to think about it for a while. Either way, Higgs indicates that perhaps "General" is now a not-so-honorary title...

The Name Vole Edit

In biology, a Vole is a species of field mouse.

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