Real Name: Turhan Barim
Identity/Class: Human magic user;
Middle Eastern resident (specific country unidentified)
Group Membership: Loose unnamed confederation of mystics including Lord Phyffe, Rama Kaliph, and Count Carezzi
Affiliations: Doctor Strange, Clea, Lord Phyffe, Rama Kaliph, Count
Enemies: Baron Mordo
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Middle East (specific country unidentified, but one would assume it might be Turkey)
First Appearance: Doctor Strange II#9 (August 1975)
Powers/Abilities: Turhan Barim is a powerful magician. The extent of his abilities is unknown.
(Doctor Strange II#9 fb) - Before Doctor Strange was about to fight a reborn Dormammu, Clea telepathically informed and sought help from Rama Kaliph. Rama Kaliph, in turn, called on his fellow adepts Lord Phyffe, Turhan Barim and Count Carezzi,
(Doctor Strange II#9) - All four adepts journeyed to Doctor Strange's sanctum in New York, to lend assistance if needed, and were greeted by Strange, Clea and Wong.
Comments: Created by Steve Englehart (writer), Gene Colan (penciller) and Frank Chiaramonte (inker)).
We never saw Turhan Barim and Count Carezzi leave Strange's Sanctum, but they were not included in any scenes after #9 so we must assume that, unlike Lord Phyffe and Rama Kaliph, they left soon after their arrival.
"Profile by" Jean-Marc Lofficier.
Turhan Barim should be distinguished from:
Great Turhan, a magician, @ Amazing Spider-Man Annual#15
Dr. Strange II#9 p. 6, panel 7 Appearances:
Dr. Strange II#9 (August, 1975) - Steve Englehart (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), F. Chiaramonte (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Last updated: 05/10/04
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