CHERNOBOG

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Real Name: Chernobog

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-3470) god (Slavic)

Occupation: God of evil and misfortune, ruler of the Dasun (demon-gods)

Group MembershipDievas (Russian/Slavic Gods)

Affiliations: Soviet Super-Soldiers (Darkstar (worshiper), Crimson Dynamo, Red Guardian, Ursa Major, Vanguard) (all Earth-3470)

Enemies: Alpha Flight (Aurora, Box, James Hudson/Guardian, Marrina, Northstar, Puck, Shaman, Snowbird) (all Earth-3470); Exiles (Sabretooth (Earth-295), Blink (Earth-295), Power Princess (Earth-712) , Longshot, Morph (Earth-1081) merged with Proteus, Spider-Man 2099 (Earth-6375), Heather Hudson/Sasquatch (Earth-3470))

Known Relatives: Vij (father), Jodamat (mother), Koshchoi (brother), Baba Yaga (alleged maternal grandmother), Zaltys (paternal grandfather), Rod (paternal great-grandfather), Gaea/Erce (paternal great-grandmother) (see comments)

Aliases: Chert, Czarnobog, Tcernobach, the Black God

Base of Operations: Dark Dimension (see comments)
    briefly Russia (Earth-3470)

First Appearance: Exiles I#84 (September, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Chernobog could produce Darkforce, which Darkstar drew from, and which could be wielded to produce a variety of effects. It used its Darkforce mass to generate extremely long solid tendrils, but it abhorred bright light.

History:

(Exiles I#84 (fb) - BTS) - On Earth-3470, as one of the oldest Russian Gods, Chernobog was conjured by Darkstar to enter the Earthly dimension and save Russia from destruction. Once in the Earth dimension, Chernobog's intent was to blanket the planet with Darkforce, smothering every living creature and causing the Earth to become one large lifeless black ocean.  

(Exiles I#84) - The Exiles were able to determine Chernobog's motives in advance, and were dispatched from the Panoptichron (Crystal Palace) to assist Alpha Flight in stopping Darkstar’s team, the Soviet Super-Soldiers. While the super-soldiers were stopped, Darkstar was in the middle of conjuring Chernobog, and inadvertently released him. Ultimately, Aurora and Northstar were able to hurt him with their light blasts, and Snowbird was able to send him back to the Dark Dimension.

 

Comments: Created by Tony Bedard (writer), J. Calafiore (art) and Mark McKenna (inks).

Chernobog was cast back into the Dark Dimension, but the actual mythological deity resided in Nav (Slavic Underworld); whether these are the same remains to be seen.

Given that this Chernobog was from an alternate Earth, it is assumed that he had the same occupation, group membership, relatives and aliases as per Slavic mythology. Several sources on Chernobog in myth can be found. His Earth-616 counterpart has yet to be seen. Of note is that Chernobog is called "a Russian Elder God" in the Exiles story. Earth-616's Baba Yaga profile can be found here.
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Profile by Peteparker (with mythology info from William Uchtman).

CLARIFICATIONS :
Chernobog has no known connections to:


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Exiles I#84, p18, pan1 (main image)

p15, pan2 (bound)


Other Appearances: None


Last updated: 01/23/10

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