Real Name: Laroximous Boneflayer
Identity/Class: Demon (class II)
Occupation: Soul gatherer (retired)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Dr. Strange, Casey Kinmont (loose)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Hell, mobile on Earth
First Appearance: Strange II#2 (February, 2010) (fingers); Strange II#3 (March, 2010) (in full)
Powers/Abilities: Laroximous Boneflayer is an experienced and relatively powerful, wish-granting demon who is able to grab people during a teleportation spell. He could also reduce beings in size and regress their aging without impairing their mental faculties.
(Strange II#3 (fb) - BTS) - Dr. Strange encountered the demon Laroximous "Larry" Boneflayer and was left in debt to the demon. Larry retired.
(Strange II#3 (fb)) - A mother of a child entered in a beauty pageant summoned Larry, who denied her request to win, but instead saw her sign up with a rival demon, Virilian, a high-volume soul gatherer.
(Strange II#2) - Larry pulled Dr. Strange (and unwittingly Casey Kinmont) through a teleportation spell to his side.
(Strange II#3) - After Strange introduced Kinmont to Larry, the demon asked for Strange's help to stop Virilian. Wary, Strange was confronted by a fiercely competitive child pageant contest and shown Virilian, who had cut deals with all of the mothers of the girls in the pageant. Larry regressed Kinmont's body to that of a girl so that she could investigate what was really going on. Meanwhile, Larry took Strange to Hell to show him the huge number of souls Virilian had already collected, as well as places carved for those souls yet to be taken. Virilian's reckless behavior had altered the laws of magic so much so that magic itself was falling apart. Kinmont sold her soul to Larry to save the children while Larry tore Virilian apart with his teeth, eating part of his body. The ensuing vortex carried Larry away.
(Strange II#4) - While Dr. Strange lay inert from astral planing, Larry called to Kinmont via the Scrying Gem, asking her to pull him through a magical dimensional portal to escape from where he had landed. Kinmont reached for her soul in his hands, but he demanded to be drawn through first. She turned away to save Dr. Strange's life and was taken away by Baroshtok to another dimension. Magic restored, Larry landed next to the newly revived magician holding the still-burning orb of Kinmont's soul. Unaware of what had transpired between the two, Dr. Strange voiced hope at retrieving her.
Comments: Created by Mark Waid (writer) and Emma Rios (artist).
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Laroximous "Larry" Boneflayer has no known connections to:
Strange II#2, p2, pan3 (main image)
Strange II#2-4 (February-April, 2010) - Mark Waid (writer), Emma Rios (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Last updated: 01/19/12
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