Real Name: Vie Myrh
Identity/Class: Vampiric creature (see comments)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Deacon Frost, its own offspring
Enemies: Blade, Paulie, Rutger
Known Relatives: Unnamed parents (deceased)
Base of Operations: Mobile
First Appearance: Blade: Vampire Hunter II#½ (1999)
Powers/Abilities: Like a vampire it thirsted for human blood and it possibly possessed superhuman strength, speed and other vampire powers and presumably also some of their weaknesses. It also spoke their language. White Worm was able to reproduce willingly by mitosis by spawning new White Worms from its own body or unwillingly when a body part was severed. The latter made it nearly impossible to kill the White Worm because as soon as a piece was cut off a new White Worm grew from the severed part. All offspring of the White Worm possessed the original's memories. The easiest and possibly only way to kill a White Worm was to burn it.
(Blade: Vampire Hunter II#½ (fb) - BTS) - White Worm was raised from the slime of hell. (see comments)
(Blade: Vampire Hunter II#½) - White Worm and his master Deacon Frost were in a parkhouse where they were found by two young boys. Frost told his pet that they were fresh food. White Worm couldn't wait to drink their blood and moved towards them. It screamed when it heard Blade's car arrive. Frost calmed it down and told White Worm that its pain would soon be over and left. The boys took advantage of the situation and tried to escape on their skateboards, but White Worm showed that he wasn't as slow as he looked like and cut them off. He got hold of Rutger, but Blade asked it not to eat the boy before it was big and strong. Blade hit White Worm and it splashed into a slime pool. It rose again from the pool and followed Blade and the kids to the outside where it was cut into pieces by Blade.
(Blade: Vampire Hunter II#½ (ff) - BTS) - White Worm not only survived his apparent death, but multiplied. With the memories of the original White Worm his offspring hunted down Paulie and Rutger. (see the profile of Bloodsbane) (see comments)
Comments: Created by Bart Sears (writer/pencils) & Bill Sienkiewicz (inks).
This series occurred after Blade was bitten by Morbius in Peter Parker: Spider-Man II#8.
This comic was published by Marvel Comics and Wizard Entertainment as a prequel to the upcoming title.
White Worm is the English translation of Vie Myrh, which is its name in an old Vampire language.
The shadowy master of White Worm was Deacon Frost as revealed by Bart Sears on the board at Ominous Words. With Frost's involvement I assume a scientific origin of White Worm is possible.
White Worm was a really ugly creature with some nasty vampire features like being undead and the lust for blood, but it didn't look like a vampire. Perhaps Deacon Frost got creative and combined the DNA of worms and vampires in an experiment to create this thing. The slime from hell could be the substance the White Worm was grown in or it was really summoned from hell.
A possible future version of White Worm can be seen in the Bloodsbane profile (link above). Although this is an alternate future it is possible that the events that led to Bloodsbane's creation already happened on Earth-616 the same way they occurred on Bloodsbane's Earth. (the flash forward in the history)
Lair of the White Worm was a book written by Bram Stoker.
And for those two people, who don't know who Stoker was. He also wrote Dracula!
Profile by Markus Raymond.
White Worm has no known connections to:
Paulie and Rutger have no known connectino to:
Rutger & Paulie
Rutger was 10 years old and just got the first edition, platinum holo-foil, heat stamped and coded Chow-Chow card and his friend Paulie wanted it. As soon as Rutger showed it to him, Paulie took it and ran away. Rutger followed him on his skateboard into a parkhouse. Deep inside the parkhouse they found White Worm and his master Deacon Frost. Rutger covered Paulie's eyes when White Worm moved towards them, but the monsters were surprised by the arrival of Blade. The boys attempted to escape on their skateboards, but White Worm cut them off and got hold of Rutger. Blade saved him and brought the boys to the outside where they witnessed how Blade seemingly killed White Worm. Afterwards Blade got Rutger's card and then brought both boys home.
Not too long after this incident Paulie and Rutger's family were supposedly killed by multiple White Worms like on Bloodsbane's Earth.
Rutger: left image
Paulie: right image
--Blade: Vampire Hunter II#½
Blade: Vampire Hunter II#½, p4, pan3 (main image)
Blade II#½ (1999) - Bart Sears (writer/pencils), Bill Sienkiewicz (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 08/04/06
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