Classification: Extra-dimensional demonspawns
Location/Base of Operations: D'Spayre's obsidian tower
Known Members: D'Spryte (no individual names)
Affiliations: D'Spayre (master & most likely creator; see comments)
Enemies: Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch/Noble Kale), Jack Weaver, many other humans
First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents I#98/3 (1992)
Powers/Abilities: They were able to control people's mind directly or in a suggestive manner. Weak minded people were easier for them to control than strong minded. They were invisible to most people which made them appear as an inner voice to their victims. They were able to fly like bats and used their sharp teeth and claws as weapons.
They were visible to extremely desperate people for unexplained reasons (see comments).
Traits: They were a sadistic and heartless race of servants for D'Spayre. They loved to inflict pain and other negative feelings because they throve on it.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#98/3) - A D'Spryte talked to the bum Jack Weaver and told him that the guy with the Armani suit coming up to them would give Jack at least a dime. The man only spit into Jack's cup and the D'Spryte asked Jack if he should get the Armani guy. Jack said yes and a short time later the D'Spryte had the Armani guy under his control and sent him outside on a building's ledge and talked to him until the man jumped. Ghost Rider couldn't stop the man, but he found the D'Spryte on the building's roof laughing maniacally. Ghost Rider grabbed the D'Spryte and the little demon explained that he was a servant of D'Spayre and that he was only one of many D'Sprytes. Thousands of D'Sprytes flew towards Ghost Rider and attacked him. They pushed him from the roof and he fell down to the street.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#99/3) - The D'Sprytes continued their attack on Ghost Rider and sliced with their claws through his jacket. They influenced the people who watched Ghost Rider seemingly talking to himself and turned them against him. Jack Weaver tried to tell them that they were influenced by demons, but the D'Sprytes told the people not to listen to this bum. Ghost Rider held the attacking people away from him with his motorbike, but the D'Sprytes already knew that he couldn't harm the innocent people. A D'Spryte wanted Ghost Rider to admit his defeat and leave, but Ghost Rider wasn't done yet and attacked the D'Sprytes with his chain. They were destroyed and the people who were under their control weren't hostile anymore and couldn't even remember what had happened.
Comments: Created by Dan Slott & Jimmy Palmiotti.
They looked like smaller versions of D'Spayre and for me this is proof enough that he was their creator. Who else would create smaller versions of D'Spayre? (probably the Dweller-In-Darkness)
The few who could see them were seemingly the ones who brought them through their desperation to a certain place. It stayed unclear if the D'Sprytes needed those people to stay on Earth or if they just fooled around with them and kept them hopeless for no good reason.
"Wherever there is a broken will whose pleas are voiced into the ether, there will be a D'Spryte"
Now that's a good slogan!
Profile by Markus Raymond
D'Sprytes have no known connection to:
Jack Weaver has no known connection to:
(Marvel Comics Presents I#98/3) - Jack Weaver was a homeless man who tried to collect some money on the streets. One night Jack was visited by a D'Spryte who gave him false hopes. A man with an Armani suit spit into Jack's cup and didn't give him money like the D'Spryte said. Jack was angry and when the D'Spryte asked him if he should get this rich guy, Jack wanted it.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#99/3) - Jack tried to tell the people who came under the D'Sprytes influence that they were controlled by demons, but the D'Sprytes told the people not pay attention to Jack because he was only a bum. Jack thought that it was an earthquake when a short time later Ghost Rider's bike returned to its master. After the D'Sprytes were defeated Jack got a visit from Dan Ketch and they talked for awhile. Jack was happy that somebody took notice of him and enjoyed the talk with Dan Ketch.
--Marvel Comics Presents I#98/3 (99/3
D'Sprytes attack Ghost Rider: Marvel Comics Presents I#99, barcode side, p3, pan1
D'Spryte head shot: Marvel Comics Presents I#98, barcode side, p7, pan4
Jack Weaver head shot: Marvel Comics Presents I#98, barcode side, p1, pan4
Marvel Comics Presents I#98-99 (1992) - Dan Slott (writer), Jimmy Palmiotti (artist), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Last updated: 01/10/05
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