Real Name: Unrevealed, if any
Identity/Class: Demon/Magical Creation
Occupation: Granter of Wishes
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Chthon (creator), Sarrah Roberts
Enemies: The Darkhold Redeemers
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Anywhere it is summoned, including on one occasion an airplane traveling from Maui to Los Angeles
First Appearance: Darkhold#8 (May, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: The Wish-Demon was a powerful demonic creature capable of carrying out any wish stated by anyone in its vicinity. The result, of course, is almost always the most brutal and violent possible way for a wish to be granted.
History: (Darkhold#8) - When Sarrah Roberts used the Wishing Page of the Darkhold to gain confidence, the Wish-Demon appeared within her and exited through her mouth. It then ripped off the face of the handsome flight attendant that Sarrah had been interested in. Shortly after that, a hijacker pulled out a gun, causing panic. One man, named Billy, wished he were back home in Richfield, Iowa and the demon appeared, gestured and Billy smashed through the door of the plane and flew all the way to his home, crashing through the roof. On the plane, a woman named Babs wished her husband Herbert would make the demon would go away, so the demon grabbed Herbert and the two faded away. Sam Buchanan noticed that the demon was responding to wishes, so when the hijacker opened fire, Sam wished he would drop dead. The demon pulled the hijacker out of the airplane and Buchanan warned the passengers not to wish any more. One young man tried to wish that none of this had happened, but Sam stopped him, fearing they'd all be removed from existance. While Sam tried to think of a specific wish to stop the demon, the young man made a wish that there would be no more wishing. The demon responded by killing the flight crew, ensuring there would be no wishes because everyone would be dead. Sam questioned Sarrah Roberts, who told him the magic words used to summon the Other. Sam then wished that Sarrah had not said those words, which made the demon disappear, but did not undo the damage it had caused.
Comments: Created by Chris Cooper, Rurik Tyler and Bud La Rosa
The Redeemers made use of the Wishing Page over the following couple issues, but never actually casting the spell, the Wish-Demon isn't summoned again.
by Patrick D Ryall
The Wish-Demon should not be confused with:
A timid accountant, Sarrah Roberts was on a plane from Maui to Los Angeles trying, and failing to impress a handsome flight attendant named Frank. When she went to the washroom, she was offered a page of the Darkhold. Taking it and summoning the Other, Sarrah wished she was confident enough to approach Frank. She found herself much more courageous and began hitting on the man, but suddenly a demon sprang forth from her mouth, leaving Sarrah in shock. As the wishing demon caused all sorts of trouble on the plane, Sarrah was tended by Vicki Montesi. When she regained some of her composure, she was able to tell her and Sam Buchanan the magic words she'd spoken to summon the Other. It appears that she survived the event.
Images taken from:
Darkhold#8, page 19, panel 1
Darkhold#8, page 8, panel 4
Darkhold#8 (May, 1993) - Chris Cooper (writer), Rurik Tyler (pencils), Bud LaRosa (inks), Hildy Mesnik & Bobbie Chase (editors)
Last updated: 12/20/04
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