Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Asgard) monster
Group Membership: Mogul's agents
Affiliations: Demon-Riders, Mogul, Mutaurus, Ogur
Enemies: Alibar, Thor Odinson, Warriors Three (Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Jinni; "Servitor of Mogul" (as called by Thor)
Base of Operations: Mystic Mountain
First Appearance: Thor I#137/2 (February, 1967)
Powers/Abilities: The gigantic Jinni Devil was extremely powerful, possessing Class 100 strength and durability. Although usually appearing to be about 60 feet tall, he could apparently alter his size. He was able to fly, and could also call upon magical power from "demons of evil," enabling him to unleash force-blasts from his hand.
As with all of his race, the Jinni was converted into insubstantial smoke when exposed to night air. One instance made it appear as if it were the temperature change that caused this effect, so possibly he might be similarly vulnerable to cold temperatures under other circumstances. However, a later instance made it appear as if it were the setting of the sun, as he dissipated as soon as the first shadow of night was seen -- in this particular case, he was affected by cloud cover, so it appeared that exposure to shadows was his downfall.
Another weakness would be his foolishly informing his foes that he had to defeat them before nightfall.
Eyes: Variable (see comments)
(Thor I#137/2 (fb) - BTS) - The Jinni Devil was the last of a species whose origin was unrevealed.
(Thor I#140/2 (fb) - BTS) - The rest of the Jinni's race--the Jinn--apparently perished by exposure to the night air.
(Thor I#137/2 (fb) - BTS) - Long ago, under unrevealed circumstances, the Jinni Devil came to serve Mogul as his slave.
(Thor I#137/2) - While battling Thor and the Warriors Three, Mogul summoned the Jinni Devil; the green giant picked up Mogul in his hand and carried him away 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 fought Thor and the Warriors
Three, who all struggled valiantly against the giant's physical attacks.
Then the Jinni Devil unleashed a blast of magical force from his hand
that shattered the ground upon which the heroes stood. But as the
swiftly spreading shades of nightfall began to blanket the land, the
Jinni Devil dissipated into smoke and disappeared.
(Thor I#474 (fb) - BTS) - The Jinni was actually trapped within the Enchanted Rod of Wondrous Wizard Power, and he was soon joined by Mogul, after the tyrant was defeated. But some time later, Mogul's sister, Shezada, freed Mogul from his confinement within the Enchanted Rod, and Mogul also released the Jinni Devil.
(Thor I#474 (fb)) - The Jinni Devil was part of Mogul's assault force against Asgard. Thor confronted the Jinni, striking the giant being with the full force of his hammer, but with little effect, for the Jinni smashed the thunder god to the ground with his fist.
The Jinni then grabbed Thor, preparing to smite him with a death-blow. But recalling the Jinni's weakness from their previous encounter, Thor struck a jutting cliff twice with his enchanted hammer and summoned a storm cloud, which blocked out the sun, and effectively transformed day into night. Once again, the Jinni Devil faded away into wisps of smoke.
Comments: Created by Stan "The Man" Lee, Jack "King" Kirby, and Vince Colletta.
eyes were green when he was originally introduced, but in Thor I#474,
they were red... I guess he could magically change the color to
intimidate his foes, and when he was part of the assault on Asgard, he
was fightin'-mad. -- Ron Fredricks
If the Jinni Devil was in Asgard at the time of Ragnarok in Thor II#85, he is presumed dead like everything else.
Profile by Snood
The Jinni Devil has no known connection to:
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Thor I#474, p11, pan1 (Main Image - Jinni Devil; Thor (foreground))
Thor I#140/2, p2, pan2 (Headshot - Jinni Devil)
Thor I#137/2, p5, pan1 (Jinni Devil carries Mogul away)
Thor I#140/2, p5, pan1 (Jinni Devil dissipates into smoke; Fandral, Hogun, Thor, Volstagg (silhouettes, foreground))
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)
First Posted: 04/03/2004
Last updated: 06/16/2022
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