John Smith also known as The Caption, was an English explorer. He was in charge of the James Town Colony and a former Avengel of Ashtown. He became a transmortal, and defeated Vlad II, Vlad III, and Vlad IV. After burying Radu Bey he buries himself, and stays there until he is freed by Cyrus Smith in The Drowned Vault. He set up the Smith family motto, "Sic semper draconis." or, "Thus always to dragons." In the attack on Phoenix's cigar factory he used a Grenade launcher.