Real Name: Not revealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-93060 (Ultraverse)) human weapon-user
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Anton Lone, assorted hired thugs
Enemies: Solitaire (Nicholas Lone)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The "Pleasure Dome", Los Angeles, U.S.A.
First Appearance: Solitaire#1 (November, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: King Pleasure was a normal adult human who was wealthy (inherited and crooked corporate takeovers during the 1980s) and chose to spend his money in greedy, criminal and hedonistic activities that included kidnapping, false imprisonment of people for sexual purposes (using manacles around the victims' necks), rape, sexual molestation of youths, sadism, physical and psychological abuse, illicit drug use, bribery of police and lawyers, accessory to murder/(attempted) murder of his sexual victims and his own thugs, the employ of at least 12 armed thugs to carry out his orders, plus a scientist who concocted illicit drugs ("feel-goods") for his use. He was overweight but not fat, indulging in many hedonistic activities that included excessive food consumption and wastage. He was violent and seemed to be bisexual, although this was probably more based on his sadistic nature, and was an exhibitionist in this respect. He appeared to be around 40 and tied his shoulder-length hair back into a ponytail, and wore a short, red bathrobe plus matching slippers. He kept a large collection of cars, plus vans that were used by his thugs for kidnapping; these vehicles numbered at least 20. His hideout, which he dubbed the Pleasure Dome, was opulently decorated and sometimes catered for other wealthy individuals that included Solitaire's father, Anton Lone. He knew how to handle a revolver, but was a bad shot.
(Solitaire#1 (fb) - BTS) - King Pleasure had dealings with Anton Lone and let him use his Pleasure Dome.
(Solitaire#1) - Protecting a woman who had run away from King Pleasure's hideout, Solitaire engaged two of the King's thugs, who were trying to kidnap her again to return to the King. He sought the location of the King but the thugs were killed by other mercenaries in a car nearby, who were also in the employ of King Pleasure. Solitaire fired after the car, managing to hit the fuel tank, but was shot in the chest instead. His body healed almost instantly, Solitaire then demanded information from the woman about King Pleasure and they rode off on the vigilante's motorbike as Solitaire followed the trail of gasoline from the car, which he found abandoned. There, he found some discarded drugs ("popper" pills). He then drove off alone back to his hideout in an abandoned theatre while Solitaire's female helpers aided the woman. Solitaire then used his computer and the Internet to hack into various files and found a well-covered trail of King Pleasure's illegal activities. Solitaire then left a false trail to an abattoir, where he waited for the King's armed thugs, who burst in but were killed by Solitaire and stuffed in the back of their own van.
Meanwhile, King Pleasure was disturbed by Solitaire's targeting of his activities and ordered that the vigilante be brought before him; he was sufficiently distracted so that he could not indulge in his sadistic behavior of a victim. Solitaire drove the van into the King's hideout and fought his way into the main room where King Pleasure was. The crimelord then opened fire on Solitaire, who managed to evade the bullets, which instead hit the table of chemicals, starting a fire. The villain then ran off downstairs to the garage in his bathrobe and tried to find a key that would open up a car so that he could escape, but was tackled by Solitaire. He jabbed the key into Solitaire's eye, but the fire above triggered an explosion that blasted rubble at King Pleasure, with a flaming plank of wood skewering the villain. Solitaire then revealed his identity to King Pleasure, who recognized him instantly. Solitaire left the crimelord to die in his burning base.
Comments: Created by Gerard Jones (writer), Jeff Johnson (penciler) & Barbara Kaalberg (inker).
I honestly doubt he was of any royal lineage and that his "King" title was part of his delusion that others pandered to for money.
King Pleasure has no known connections to:
Solitaire#1, p8 (main)
Solitaire#1 (November, 1993) - Gerard Jones (writer), Jeff Johnson (pencils), Barbara Kaalberg (inks), Hank Kanalz (editor)
Last updated: 08/27/06
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