Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human (alien-possessed, which likely granted him certain superhuman powers);
active circa 1947 A.D. (at least)
I don't think serial killer is an occupation, although it is what his life's purpose was;
Group Membership: None;
among the many other victims/hosts of the Undying (including Blockade/Dexter Parish, Andy Carmody, Domino/Neena Thurman, Irene Merryweather, Esther Parrish, Randall Shire, numerous others unidentified)
Affiliations: None known;
former pawn of an unidentified member of the Undying;
while possessed by a member of the Undying, their base/ship's artificial intelligence may have been an ally (or an enemy)
Enemies: (While possessed by a member of the Undying): At least 17 murder victims
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly Cleveland, Ohio circa 1947 A.D. (at least)
First Appearance: (Mentioned) Cable II#80 (June, 2000);
(seen) Cable II#81 (July, 2000)
The host person who became the Circle Killer has not been seen prior to
this possession, and any abilities, etc. remain unrevealed.
Possessed by an unspecified member
of the Undying, he carried what looked to be a meat cleaver and killed as many people as he could until being caught.
While possessed, he apparently had a circle-within-a-circle pattern on his forehead, although this may or may not have been visible to all those around him.
(Cable II#80 (fb) - BTS / Cable II#81 (fb)) <1947> - A crazed murderer (possessed by one of the Undying) stalked the street of Cleveland, leaving his "circle within a circle" mark at the scene of all of his murders.
The newspapers dubbed him the Circle Killer because of the symbol he left at the murder scenes.
He was finally caught and convicted of 17
At his execution via electric chair, his last words were "I can't be stopped...for I am Undying."
II#80 - BTS) - In the modern era, an unidentified SHIELD agent noted to
Commander George Washington Bridge that the symbol on
the head of Blockade' (Dexter Parrish, possessed by Aentaros of the
Undying) reminded him on an old serial murder case, the "Circle
Killer." Bridge told the agent to investigate that further, but the
agent advised Bridge that it was a cold trail as the Circle Killer had
been caught and executed over fifty years ago (see comments).
II#81 - BTS) - Clarity's agent Lea related the history of the Circle Killer to Cable.
Comments: Created by Robert Weinberg, Michael Ryan, and Scott Hanna.
As there is no reason to doubt the
1947 date of the Circle Killer's activities, the "fifty years ago"
reference should be considered topical, meaning that it was about 50
years ago when that story was published, but now it is over 70 years
Profile by Snood.
The Circle Killer should be distinguished from:
Cable II#80 (June, 2000) - Robert Weinberg (writer), Michael Ryan (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Cable II#81 (July, 2000) - Robert Weinberg (writer), Michael Ryan (penciler), Andrew Pepoy (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
First posted: 05/04/2023
Last updated: 05/21/2023
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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