DEMON

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human, magic user

Occupation: Former Witch Doctor and would-be World Conqueror

Group Membership: An unidentified tribe

Affiliations: Former leader of an unidentified tribe

Enemies: Thor, Communist invaders

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Witch Doctor

Base of Operations: Unidentified Asian jungle, on the outskirts of Mongolia

 

First Appearance: Journey into Mystery I#123 (December, 1965)

Powers/Abilities: The Norn Stone granted the Demon great strength and durability, perhaps Class 25-50. He proved able to catch a round of bullets fired at him, and then throw them back with equal force.
Without direct possession of the stone, however, his powers instantly dwindled to a normal level.

 

 

 

History:
(Journey into Mystery I#123) - The witch doctor hid out in an Asian jungle, on the run from the Communists who sought to take over that part of the world and felt they needed to slay him to cement their rule. The witch doctor called on his gods to show the invaders their power. At the time, a Norn Stone (dropped by Thor in Journey into Mystery I#120) fell into his grasp, granting him immense power. He attacked and drove off the Communists, taking the name by which they referred to him--the Demon. Drunk on his new power, the Demon decided that the gods had given him the Stone to conquer and rule the world. He then demonstrated his power to a nearby tribe, commanding them to become his servants.

(Journey into Mystery I#124) - The Demon led his army to conquer another more advanced village. News of the Demon reached the newspapers of New York, and Thor traveled to the Asian jungle and confronted him.

(Journey into Mystery I#125) - The Demon attacked Thor, but was outmatched. He directed his new troops to fire a rocket at him, but Thor plugged the cannon with Mjolnir. The resulting backfire knocked out the Demon, and Thor took the Norn Stone from him.

Comments: Created by Stan "The Man" Lee and Jack "King" Kirby.

Norn Stones were always good for a story, back in the day. The Norns are the Asgardian versions of the Fates, who spin the future. The Norn Stones are magical stones, imbued with some fragment of their power.
I'd bet that some small amount of magic remained within the Demon after the Norn Stone was removed. You'd think Loki would fan that flame and send him after Thor...not now, with Thor having the Odinpower and all, but in a year or so...you know, once Odin's not dead anymore.

CLARIFICATIONS:
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Appearances:
Journey into Mystery I#123-125 (December, 1965 - February, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer), Jack Kirby (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Stan Lee (editor)


Last updated: 10/22/02

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