JINNI DEVIL

Real Name: unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Asgard?) monster

Occupation: warrior

Group Membership: Mogul's agents

Affiliations: Demon-Riders, Mogul, Mutaurus, Ogur;

EnemiesAlibar, Thor, Warriors Three (Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg)

Known Relatives: none

Aliases: Jinni

Base of Operations: the Mystic Mountain;

First Appearance: Thor I#137 (February, 1967)

Powers/Abilities: The Jinni Devil is extremely powerful, possessing Class 100 strength and durability, able to change size and shape, and can fly. He can also call upon magical power from "demons of evil," enabling him to unleash force blasts, etc.
    As with all of his race, when exposed to night air, he is converted into insubstantial smoke. One comments made it appear as if it was the temperature change that was described as causing this effect, so possibly he might be similarly vulnerable to cold temperatures under other circumstances. However, other comments make it appear as if it is the setting of the sun, as he is affected as soon as the first shadow of night is seen. He was affected by cloud cover, so it appears to be exposure to shadows which is his downfall.
    Another weakness would be informing his foes that he must defeat them before nightfall.

History:
(Thor I#137/2 (fb) - BTS) - The Jinni Devil is the last of a species of unknown origin.

(Thor I#140/2 (fb) - BTS) - The rest of the Jinni's race apparently perished by exposure to the night air.

(Thor I#137/2 (fb) - BTS) - He came to serve Mogul long ago under unknown circumstances.

(Thor I#137/2) - Mogul summoned the Jinni Devil who took him away from a battle with Thor and the Warriors Three, returning him to the Mystic Mountain.

(Thor I#139/2) - As the quartet of heroes approached the Mystic Mountain, Mogul unleashed the Jinni Devil on them.

(Thor I#140/2) - The Jinni Devil fought the heroes, who struggled savagely, holding off the Jinni Devil until nightfall arrived, and he dissipated into smoke.

(Thor I#474 (fb)) - Somehow restored, the Jinni Devil was part of Mogul's assault force against Asgard. Thor confronted the Jinni, striking with all of his power, but was smashed to the ground by the Jinni's fist. The Jinni grabbed Thor, preparing to smite him, but Thor summoned a thundercloud, blocking out the sun, and the Jinni faded away into smoke once again.

 

 

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

If the Jinni Devil was in Asgard at the time of Ragnarok in Thor II#85, he is presumed dead like everything else.

CLARIFICATIONS:
No KNOWN connection to:


images:
Thor I#474, p15, panel 1
Thor I#137/2, p5, panel 1
 


Other appearances:
Thor I#139-140 (April-May, 1967) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks)
Thor I#474 (May, 1994) - Roy Thomas (writer), Sandu Florea (pencils), Bob Petrecca (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)


Last updated: 04/06/04

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