Real Name: unknown

Identity/Class: Demon (?)

Occupation: Agent of Nightmare

Group Membership: None


Enemies: Daredevil, Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch/Noble Kale), Mister Hyde

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Hell’s Kitchen, New York; possibly Nightmare’s realm

First Appearance: Ghost Rider III#36 (April 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Succubus gains strength by draining the life force from humans. She can also levitate in a manner to simulate flying, and has the ability to phase through solid objects such as walls.

History: (Ghost Rider III#36) - Succubus, preparing to track down Dan Ketch for her master Nightmare, sapped the life essence from boxer-turned-homeless man Henry Bronson, who was living at St. Ann’s Shelter For Homeless Men. After doing so, she apparently crushed his neck, though he didn’t immediately die. Soon after, she confronted Ketch and tried to seduce him, but her touch triggered Ketch’s transformation into Ghost Rider. Realizing Ghost Rider was too strong, Succubus escaped, and returned to the Shelter, where she attempted to drain another drifter’s life force. At that moment, Matt Murdock (Daredevil) arrived on the premises with a box of canned food to donate. He confronted Succubus, who then attempted to drain the life essence from yet another resident of the Shelter. However, this particular resident was Calvin Zabo, the alter ego of the criminal known as Mister Hyde. Like with Ghost Rider, Succubus triggered Zabo’s transformation, and the two, along with a now-costumed Daredevil, engaged in a fight in the street outside the building. Dan Ketch came across the conflict, and when Succubus attempted again to take his essence, he reverted to Ghost Rider. While Daredevil then contended with Succubus, knocking her out, Ghost Rider did likewise with Hyde. Shortly after the heroes departed, Succubus came to, and attempted to finish her attempt at taking the unconscious Hyde’s life force.

Comments: Created by Howard Mackie, Bret Blevins and Fred Fredericks

Gotta love this series. About 452 new characters introduced, and then left out to the cold without any real resolution.

Succubus, as an agent of Nightmare is most likely a demon like him, just a lower-caliber one. It’s possible she could simply be just a manifestation of his powers doing his bidding, but since it hasn’t been cleared up (and I doubt it ever will), I’m going for demon. Mister Hyde appeared again shortly after, none the worse for wear from his last encounter with Succubus, so it’s safe to assume that her final attempt on him was not successful.

Profile by Madison Carter


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Images: Ghost Rider III#36, page 7, panel 4

Ghost Rider III#36 (April, 1993) - Howard Mackie (writer), Bret Blevins (penciler), Fred Fredericks (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)

Last updated: 04/10/04

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