Real Name: Unrevealed (claims to have none)

Identity/Class: Unidentified

Occupation: Parasite

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Utilized a blind man as host

Enemies: Creature from the Sea (former pawn) and Ulysses Bloodstone (both sought as hosts); Brad Carter

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Viper-of-the-Id

Base of Operations:Unknown; last seen in San Francisco, California

Appearances: Marvel Presents I#1 (October, 1975)

Powers: The Possessor normally exists in an unstable form, and requires another living being to serve as its host. It prefers to inhabit powerful hosts. In its unstable form, it is approximately 10' tall and possesses superhuman strength (@ Class 10) and durability. It can fire laser-like bursts of energy from its fingers. It also possesses certain telepathic powers, enabling it to entrance others. It sometimes relies on a flute or other musical instrument to do so. It can also scan the thoughts of others; however, it is empathic and can be injured by powerful memories.

History: (Marvel Presents#1-2) - The origins of the Possessor are unknown. It was first seen after it took possession of a blind flutist. It used his music to augment his own powers to summon forth the Creature from the Sea, in hopes of possessing its powerful form. This Creature caused a large commotion as it tore up the docks as it climbed onto land. Ulysses Bloodstone, notorious for battling monsters, arrived to drive the Creature off. Bloodstone correctly linked the flutist to the Creature and knocked the man unconscious.

The flutist was badly injured, and Bloodstone brought him back to his apartment to recover. There the Possessor exited its host's form and attacked Bloodstone. The two stumbled into the filming of a movie by PDQ Warner, and then the Possessor accessed Bloodstone's memories. Actor Brad Carter used the amplifiers from the set to distract the Possessor with its loud noise, temporarily breaking the link. The Possessor retaliated by destroying the amplifier and then blasting a hole through Bloodstone.

The Possessor then re-formed the link and laerned Bloodstone's past. However, at the conclusion of Bloodstone's origins, the Possessor was temporarily incapacitated by Bloodstone's intense emotions associated with the deaths of his tribesmen. Bloodstone used this weakness to then draw the Possessor's mind into the Bloodgem fragment. The Possessor was disoriented by the change of environment, and was overpowered by Bloodstone. As its mind was destroyed within the gem, its external form disintegrated as well.

Comments: Created by John Warner and Mike Vosburg.

Flutist, Flautist...whatever.

Possessor has no known connection to:

The Creature of the Sea is of unknown origin, although I'd call it a Deviant mutate until proven otherwise. It was summoned from the San Francisco Bay by the Possessor to become its host. Bloodstone didn't have a lot of luck trying to stop the Creature, but it wandered away when he knocked out the flutist the Possessor was inhabiting. It presumably returned to the sea.

It stands 30' tall and possesses superhuman strength (Class 50) and durability. It is clearly amphibious. It appeared to be semi-intelligent, and perhaps was trying to communicate, but it was unable to speak English. It likes to smash things.

--Marvel Presents I#1










Marvel Presents I#1 (October, 1975) - John Warner (writer), Mike Vosburg (pencils), Bob McLeod (inks), Len Wein (editor)
Marvel Presents I#2 (December, 1975) - John Warner (writer), Sonny Trinidad (pencils/inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)

Last updated: 12/02/12

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