Real Name: Mr. Kazarian (possibly only an alias)
Identity/Class: demon possessed human
Occupation: cult leader, possibly also used a business corporation as a front
Affiliations: leader of Demon-Fire, employer of Danny-Boy, merged with unnamed demon
Enemies: Morbius, Amanda Saint
Known Relatives: none
Aliases: Mr. Kazarian
Base of Operations: Gallow's Bend, Nevada
Appearances: Vampire Tales#7 (October 1974)
Powers: Apocalypse possessed a variety of mystic powers granted by his merging with or possession by a demon. His left hand could be described as Satan's swiss army knife. He could fire energy blasts, summon the rest of the cult, and laugh off shotgun blasts at close range. He could not laugh off dynamite. He also could take on human form.
History: Apocalypse's origins are unrevealed. He was the leader of the cult Demon-Fire, which worshipped "Lucifer" or some other demon, and gained power by allowing demons to enter their forms.
(VampTales#7) - He sought to takeover the amusement park of Howie Rivers in Gallow's Bend in Nevada. I'm not sure why this place was so important, but he sent griffin-like demons to attack or kill Rivers in his attempts to gain the park.
(VT#8) - When Amanda Saint and Morbius arrived in Gallow's Bend, he sent his agents, Death-Flame, Reaper, Rigor, and Phineas T. Coroner to stop them. When they failed, he confronted them himself and summoned the rest of the cult to destroy them. Rivers, however, arrived in time to help and, along with Sagebrush Robbins, packed the park with dynamite and blew Demon-Fire to smithereens. Apocalypse was seen being blown apart. Must have been HOLY dynamite...
Comments: Created by Don McGregor and Rich Buckler.
Anticlimactic ending...I think one more chapter was in order.
Apocalypse apparently took his name because he wanted to prevent the biblical apocalypse, the triumph of good over evil in its ultimate form. That's what the story says.
Clarifications: He is not to be confused (nor would anyone) with:
Last updated: 09/08/02
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