Real Name: Hykos
Identity/Class: Demon (Class II - lesser)
Occupation: Servant of Mephisto
Group Membership: Mephisto's demons (aka "elementals")
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mephisto's Hell
First Appearance: Thor I#205 (November, 1972)
Powers/Abilities: Hykos can, at least under Mephisto's control, merge with a mortal and take control of their mind and body. He may have some degree of superhuman resistance to injury, lifespan, etc.
Height: Approximately 4'6"
Weight: Approximately 200 lbs.
Eyes: Black (apparently)
(Thor I#205) - While Thor, Sif, Balder, and the Warriors Three (Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg) were present in Mephisto's Hell, the demon-lord taunted them by summoning forth Hykos and having him demonstrate how he could possess one of the mortals. Realizing Mephisto intended to do this to an army of people, including political and corporate leaders, and then return them to Earth to serve as his spies and manipulators (whose friends and family would be reluctant to fight them), Thor attacked Mephisto directly, eventually defeating him.
Comments: Created by Gerry Conway, John Buscema, and Vinnie Colletta.
Hykos could certainly have appeared before or after this as an unidentified member of Mephisto's demons, many of whom appeared identical.
Thanks to Mike Fichera for refurbishing the original, low-quality main image!
The guy Hykos possessed was never identified, nor was it ever revealed whether the man ever returned to Earth, with or without Hykos possessing him.
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Thor I#205, pg. 7, panels 1-3
Thor I#205 (November, 1972) - Gerry Conway (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Vinnie Colletta (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Last updated: 01/20/12
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