Real Name: Aesklos
Identity/Class: Demon, Incubus
Occupation: Servant of Surisha
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Symbionic relationship to Surisha
Richard Diaz, Brock Hunter, Louis Edwards (victims)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Extra-dimensional realm of Surisha (accessed via portals created in walls on Earth)
Appearances: Monsters Unleashed#10 (February, 1975)
Powers: Aesklos was an incubus, able to siphon the life energy or soul from another. It could also cause others to see their greatest fear as they died. It could transfer the life energy to Surisha. It obeyed her commands and was dependent on her for its existence. It appeared to be only intelligent enough to obey her commands, and was otherwise ruled by instinct. Strong enough instinct could overwhelm the commands of Surisha.
History: Unrevealed. Aesklos was first observed in the modern era, being sent to Earth by Surisha in order to consume the life forces of others and bring them back to her to maintain her youth. The were-woman, Tigra, observed him killing Richard Diaz, but Aesklos escaped into a dimensional portal before she could follow. She again caught him in the act, killing Brock Hunter, and this time Tigra managed to follow him through a portal to the realm of Surisha. After he gave the life energy to Surisha, she sent him back to Earth, where Aesklos attacked Louis Edwards. While Aesklos was feeding on the soul of Edwards, Tigra attacked Surisha. Surisha summoned Aesklos back to her realm to defend her, but when he sensed her weakness, he was overcome by a predatory need to attack her, and he consumed her soul. With Surisha dead, Aesklos, due to their symbionic linkage, collapsed into dust.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont and Tony DeZuniga.
Monsters Unleashed#10 (February, 1975) - Tony Isabella (plot), Chris Claremont (writer), Tony DeZuniga (artist), Don McGregor (editor)
Last updated: 08/02/02
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