Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Unrevealed (possibly demon)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Nicodemus West
Enemies: Night Nurse, Dr. Strange, other Sorcerers Supreme, Wong
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Hell; briefly New York, USA
First Appearance: Doctor Strange: The Oath#3 (February, 2007)
Powers/Abilities: The Marrakant Hellguard was a massive creature well suited to Hell and could spew flame. It was powerful enough to kill a Sorcerer Supreme and had multiple fast-moving tentacles.
(Doctor Strange: The Oath#4 (fb) - BTS) - Since 1500, the Marrakant Hellguard incinerated every Sorcerer Supreme who had confronted it in Hell.
(Doctor Strange: The Oath#3) - Nicodemus West summoned the Marrakant Hellguard to terminate Dr. Strange. The creature appeared at Night Nurse's hospice, burning the building just as Dr. Strange, Wong and Night Nurse arrived.
(Doctor Strange: The Oath#4) - Dr. Strange levitated to confront the Hellguard but it ripped off his cloak of levitation and the Eye of Agamotto, and consumed them. Wong and Night Nurse rushed to Strange's aid, but the two were instead pulled up by the Hellguard's tentacles. Strange drew the negative mystically charged Hitler's handgun and fired at it, believing that it would kill the beast. The creature's body soon after released the cloak and eye amulet.
Comments: Created by Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Marcos Martin (pencils) and Alvaro Lopez (inks).
That etchings of it surfaced suggests the Marrakant Hellguard made other forays to the earthly realm.
Presumably/hopefully the Hellguard went back to Hell upon its death and may rise again...
Hm, there are not many Sorcerers Supreme for it to devour since the 1500s given the one prior to Dr. Strange, the Ancient One, became Sorcerer Supreme in 1666 and carried the mantle for centuries.
This was an enjoyable mini-series, but the major battles, such as against the Hellguard and Otkid, were over far too quickly given how powerful the creatures were.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
The Marrakant Hellguard has no known connections to:
Doctor Strange: The Oath#4, p8, pan2 (main image)
p7, pan1 (close up)
Doctor Strange: The Oath#3-4 (February-March, 2007) - Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Marcos Martin (pencils & inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Last updated: 09/09/11
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