Real Name: Satannish

Identity/ClassDemon (Class Two/Hell-lord); magic-user
    citizen of Hell

Occupation: Ruler of a realm of Hell

Group Membership: Hell-lords (Beelzeboul, Hellstorm, Lucifer, Mephisto, Murray, Olivier, Satan (Marduk Kurios) Thog), Maggia (Las Vegas faction);
  presumably Lords of the Splinter Realms

Affiliations: Bagalia, Baron Mordo (Karl Amadeus Mordo), Blackheart, Carnivore, Chaos King (Mikaboshi) (enslaved him), Charon, Dormammu, Ghoul, Hangman, Hell Eyes, Laurox the Lecherous, Lethal Legion (Axe of Violence, Coldsteel, Cyana, Zyklon), Lilith, Masters of Evil (Baron Zemo/Helmut Zemo, Constrictor, Death Locket, Hellstorm, Madame Masque, countless others), Lord Nekron, Number One Fan, Professor Vic Chalker, Nicholas Scratch, Six-Fingered Hand, Sons of Satannish (Asmodeus, Tyrone D. Gus, Marduk, others), unidentified agent (Jason Roland's make-up artist), Pete Wisdom, Umar, Witchfire (Belasco's daughter);
formerly Glorian (Thomas Gideon), Night Shift (Brothers Grimm, Dansen Macabre, Gypsy Moth, Misfit, Needle, Tatterdemalion, Tick-Tock)

EnemiesAsmodeus, Avengers (Black Knight/Dane Whitman, Black Panther/T'Challa, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Vision), Avengers West Coast (Hawkeye, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Living Lightning, Mockingbird (H'rpra, Skrull imposter; see comments), Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman/Julia Carpenter, US Agent, Wonder Man), Clea, Reginald Crenshaw, Darwin (Armando Edi Munoz), Defenders (Devil-Slayer, Doctor Strange, Gargoyle/Isaac Christiansen, Hellcat, Hulk/Bruce Banner, Namor, Nighthawk/Kyle Richmond, Silver Surfer, Son of Satan/Daimon Hellstorm, Valkyrie/Brunnhilde), Dr. Strange, Glorian (Thomas Gideon), Gloriana (Meggan), Hela, Hellstorm, Mephista (aka Jezebel), Mephisto, Mr. Fixit (Hulk/Bruce Banner), Night Shift (Brothers Grimm, Dansen Macabre, Gypsy Moth, Misfit, Needle, Tatterdemalion, Tick-Tock), Olivier, Orc (Urthona's Champion), Pluto, Power Man (Luke Cage), Satana, Shaper of Worlds, S.H.I.E.L.D., Skrulls, Strong Guy, Tier, Sara Wolfe, Wolfsbane (Rhane Sinclair), X-Factor (Havok, Multiple Man, Polaris, Quicksilver, Strong Guy, Wolfsbane), X-Factor Investigations (Longshot, M/Monet St. Croix, Layla Miller, Multiple Man, Polaris, Rictor, Shatterstar)

Known Relatives: Dormammu (creator);

quasi-paternal relationship to Mikal Drakonmegas (Hellfire) and Daimon (Hellstorm) and Satana Hellstrom

Aliases: Cloot, Nick Cloot, Clootie, Master of Souls, Old Nick, Old Scratch, Satan, Satannish the Supreme, Serpent, Supreme One

Base of Operations: A branch of Hell

First Appearance: (Mentioned) Strange Tales I#144 (May, 1966); (Seen) Dr. Strange I#174 (November, 1968)

Powers/Abilities: Satannish possesses vast mystical powers and is nearly invulernable. In combat he often uses destructive mystic energy bolts and his incalculable strength. He is a teleporter capable of travelling through dimensions and has near-limitless control over time, space and matter. He can cast illusions and possess others with ease. As a shapeshifter he can alter his size, weight and any other features at will. His true form is unknown. Satannish, like other Hell-lords, seeks to capture souls and often uses contracts to gain them like temporarily empowering an agent in exchange for another beings' soul or the contractor's own soul as payment. Though he has often difficulties to manifest on Earth, and his powers decrease outside his realm, he is still able to empower agents to do his bidding on Earth and arm them with mystic items like the Wands of Satannish, the Crystals of Conquest and the Satan-Sphere.


(Hellcat I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Dormammu created Satannish in the dawn of time around the time the other Hell-lords came to be. Satannish was accepted as an arch-demon and became ruler of his own branch of Hell waiting for Dormammu to use him.

(X-Factor I#251 (fb) ) - For centuries Satannish waged war with the other Hell-lords to become the sole ruler of all Hell domains.

(Incredible Hulk II#358 (fb) - BTS) - Satannish was influential in the creation of the Maggia organisation and was with them since their founding days. He worked for them as recruitment head.

(Punisher IV#1 (fb) - BTS) <approximately 40-50 years ago> - The other Hell-lords teamed up against Olivier, whom they saw as overly ambitious, and they trapped him in the body of a human new-born child.

(Terror INC#5 (fb) - BTS) <approximately 30 years ago> - The Hell-lords sought to create a son via a human woman, intending that this son would serve as a living battery drawing in the black energy (sin) of mankind, storing it up as a charge of pure evil. This would give the Hell-lords the power to break through the walls of reality in force and lead to an unstoppable assault on man.

(Terror INC#3 (fb) - BTS) - The demon Beelzeboul, in human form, came to Earth, married, and impregnated the human Cassandra Drakonmegas.

(Terror INC#5 (fb) - BTS) - Upon finding proof of her husband's demonic nature, Cassandra stabbed him with a magical knife, banishing him back to Hell. Beelzeboul hit Cassandra, snapping her neck in the process. Despite her condition, Cassandra fought on to live at least a bit longer, until medics arrived and induced labor in her. Mikal Drakonmegas was born. The use of the mystic dagger, etc. prevented Mikal from gaining the darksoul that would have accomplished the demons' plot.

(Marvel Spotlight#13 (fb) / Hellstorm#2 (fb) / Hellstorm#16 (fb) / Terror INC#2(fb) - BTS) - Satan (Marduk Kurios) came to Earth in search of a wife--seeking one to father his heir. Likely drawn to Victoria Hellstrom by the Chapel of Dresden's magic, he took human form and seemingly seduced the innocent woman. They were soon married, and moved almost immediately to Fire Lake, Massachusetts, where Victoria eventually gave birth to Daimon and later Satana.

(X-Factor Annual I#8/1 (fb) - BTS) - The parents of Charles Ronalds, a prostitute and her pimp, went to Satannish's hell after their deaths.

(Dr. Strange I#174 (fb) ) - Satannish confronted Lord Nekron, who desired to be empowered by the Hell-lord. Satannish granted him power for one year and each day Nekron's power would increase. After one year Nekron would loose his powers and be drawn into Hell as payment unless Nekron found another mortal mystic that was willing to take his place.

(Dr. Strange I#175 (fb) - BTS) - At some point the Sons of Satannish made a deal with Satannish.

(Dr. Strange I#174) - One year after Nekron had made his deal with Satannish, he fought Dr. Strange, but failed to defeat him in time because Dr. Strange sped up time during their confrontation. Satannish appeared and claimed Nekron. He then revealed to Strange that others had struck similar deals with Satannish on Earth.

(Dr. Strange I#175) - The Sons of Satannish summoned Satannish once again. Asmodeus asked for more power for them and Satannish granted it, so they could fight his enemies on Earth.

(Dr. Strange I#175-178, Avengers I#61 - all BTS) - Despite all the powers he had granted them the Sons of Satannish's plans failed due to Dr. Strange, Clea, the Ancient One and the Avengers. Asmodeus died of a heart attack.

(Tower of Shadows#5 - BTS) - Hollywood actor Jason Roland made a deal with an emissary of Satannish (unknown to Roland at the time). Roland became famous due to the emissary's skills as make-up artist, but eventually Roland decided to break the deal and threatened the emissary, who left and trapped Roland in his monstrous make-up for the movie "The Demon that Devoured Hollywood".

(Giant-Size Defenders#2 (fb) - BTS) - Asmodeus convinced Satannish to return him to life if he could bring him a living soul in exchange. Satannish granted him more power and the services of the demon Laurox the Lecherous. Satannish gave Asmodeus only twelve hours to bring him the soul.

(Giant-Size Defenders#2) - Asmodeus failed Satannish pulled him down to Hell.

(Defenders I#99 (fb) - BTS) - Some of the major demons of Hell, Mephisto, Satan, Satannish, and Thog decided that by forcing Strange to continue teleporting about the globe, they could shatter the barriers between Hell and Earth and merge the two realms.

(Defenders I#94-98 - BTS) - Satannish stayed behind the scenes while Mephisto, as Maya, led lesser demons known as the Six-Fingered Hand into various confrontations with the Defenders.

(Defenders I#99) - Mephisto, Satannish, Satan and Thog revealed themselves, and showed the Defenders that their demon legions were pouring through open portals all over the Earth.

(Defenders I#100) - Because the merger of Earth and Hell wasn't permanent yet, they challenged the Defenders to a series of duels wherein the Defenders were challenged to "find the light in the darkness." Satannish faced off with Dr. Strange, Namor and the Hulk. He had Hulk and Namor defeated in his grasp and created an illusion of both of them. Dr. Strange had to choose which two he wanted to save and used the sacred light of the Eye of Agamotto to see through the illusion and save his real comrades. Satannish then killed them.

  The Defenders were all revived to witness the final battle between Hellcat and Hellstorm along with the Hell-lords. Hellstorm couldn't kill Hellcat and was then faced by Satan, who couldn't kill his son Hellstorm either. Satannish and the other Hell-lords had lost and retreated to their respective part of Hell.

(Marvel Team-Up I#126) - A new group of Sons of Satannish under the leadership of Tryone D. Gus sought a superhuman host for Satannish. They caught Power Man (Luke Cage) and Hellstorm and intended Power Man to be the host, but Hellstorm interrupted the ritual. Angered Satannish killed Gus for his failure. Power Man attacked Satannish, who dropped Gus because he was impressed by Power Man's bravery.

(Dr. Strange II#79 - BTS) - Dr. Strange used black magic to summon Satannish and offered him Urthona's Champion. Satannish consumed the champion in magical flames.

(Incredible Hulk II#356 (fb) - BTS) - The Maggia contacted Satannish to help them against Mr. Fixit (the Hulk) in Las Vegas. Satannish became the head of the Maggia's Las Vegas family as Nick Cloot and while living in the Kudos started to plan.

(Incredible Hulk II#356) - Cloot had Glorian, who had recently lost a fight against the Hulk in Las Vegas, brought to him. Cloot offered Glorian a partnership to deal with the Hulk. Cloot offered Glorian a short-term contract that included a clause that Glorian would loose his soul if he couldn't fulfill the contract. Glorian was shocked, but he mistakenly believed Cloot to be his teacher the Shaper of Worlds in disguise and signed the contract with his blood.

(Incredible Hulk II#357) - Cloot and Glorian talked about their tactic to save the Hulk from his evil ways. Glorian wanted Cloot to find a physical threat for the Hulk. After Glorian was gone Cloot immediately went down to Hell to find such opposition for the Hulk. In Hell Cloot pulled out the former assassin Dennis Malloy aka. the Ghoul from a tar pit. He offered Malloy freedom if he reached the top of the stairwell next to them, but he warned him of a gray demon that would try to stop him. During Malloy's escape from Hell he was indeed attacked by a grey demon (Cloot himself) that looked like the Hulk. Malloy was disfigured until he really looked like a Ghoul. Upon reaching Earth the Ghoul wanted revenge for his disfigurement.

(Incredible Hulk II#358) - Cloot and Glorian watched the Ghoul fly through the sky on his search for the Hulk. Cloot explained to Glorian that the Ghoul believed the Hulk was responsible for his disfigured look.

  Glorian confronted Cloot, still believing him to be the Shaper in disguise, but Cloot revealed that he wasn't the Shaper and called Glorian a fool. Cloot told Glorian that his time was running out and that he would pick him up at midnight.

(Incredible Hulk II#359) - Glorian failed to turn the Hulk into a good man and Cloot picked him up even before his time was up because he saw that Glorian couldn't win anymore. He took Grand Canyon, but the Hulk, who overheard Cloot saying where they went, followed them. Cloot called up demons to pull Glorian down to Hell. The Hulk joined the spectacle and laughed at first, but when Cloot revealed to the Hulk that he would eventually go to Hell as well, the Hulk helped Glorian. Hulk tossed Cloot down the Grand Canyon and freed Glorian from the demons. Cloot turned into his demonic form and revealed that he was Satannish. The Hulk attacked him and failed miserably. Satannish still wanted Glorian's soul, but the Hulk suggested to play him for it in a game of craps. Satannish offered his dices for the game and Hulk tossed them. He won by shaking the ground. Satannish didn't want to accept the Hulk's win because he had cheated and still took Glorian, but suddenly the Shaper of Worlds appeared and saved Glorian because Satannish had lost the game against the Hulk. Upon returning to Hell Satannish swore revenge on the Hulk, Glorian and the Shaper of Worlds.

(Doctor Strange III#5 (fb) - BTS / Marvel Year In Review 1992, p46) - Seeking vengeance on Dr. Strange and using techniques learned from Michael Dumas' "The Soul Away Plan For Fame And Fortune," Baron (Karl) Mordo sold his soul to Satannish for 24 hours of vastly augmented magical power, then did the exact same thing with Mephisto. The contracts contained a clause requiring prompt collection or else cancellation of the obligation.

(Doctor Strange III#5 - BTS) - Mordo attacked Strange and nearly captured him, but Strange reversed their positions, leaving Mordo trapped within the containment sphere he was to deliver to the demon(s). Mordo, who had trapped Stange's friend Sara Wolfe within the sphere as well, revealed his plot, noting that both demons would soon arrive to collect the soul, and then Sara would most likely perish in the shattering of the containment sphere.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#6 (fb) - BTS) - Satannish sent the Sons of Satannish to retrieve Mordo's soul. Him put him under a spell to have full control over them.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#6) - The Sons of Satannish were easily overcome by Dr. Strange, but during Strange's fight against Mephista the Sons formed Ribbons of Nihility around themselves to erect a pathway for Satannish by sacrificing their own lives. Satannish burst through the ribbons and claimed the sphere with Mordo's soul in it and returned to his own realm.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#7) - As Mephisto had great difficulty forcing his way into Satannish's domain, Satannish appeared to him and suggested they confront each other on Earth rather than lay waste to either of their realms. Mephisto agreed.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#8)- As Mephisto battled Satannish, a Biblical rain of frogs occurred upon Manhattan. Strange and Topaz combined their powers, drawing imagery of a primeval concentration of evil that divided to form what would become Satannish and Mephisto (not true for Satannish, but the trick still worked). Using this idea, Strange cast a spell that threatened to merge Mephisto and Satannish back together, and the two arch-demons fled back to their own realms and relinquished their claims on Mordo's soul to avoid losing their individuality.

(Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#30 (fb) - BTS) - Unbeknownst to Mephista, Satannish took up residence within her shadow when she possessed Topaz, intending to use her to gain access to Mephisto's realm.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#9-10, 26-27, Ghost Rider III#12, Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#28 - all BTS) - Satannish waited while Mephista influenced Topaz to travel to Europe and return to the United States with a story that the demon Ullikummis had possessed her. He waited throughout the process of acquiring the magical items needed to exorcise the demon.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#29 - BTS) - Mephista was finally exorcised from Topaz by Dr. Strange and Satannish still hid in her shadow.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#30) - As Mephista reviewed how she had possessed Topaz, Strange commented on the length of her shadow. Strange recognized that Satannish was hiding within Mephista and realized his intent, but chose to allow things to proceed in order to take the battle away from Earth. Mephista defeated Strange and teleported with him to the backdoor of Mephisto's Hell. Satannish finally emerged from Mephista's shadow and Dr. Strange and Mephista joined forces to stop Satannish from attacking Mephisto from behind. Dr. Strange used the Flames of the Faltine to draw Mephisto's attention to the fight at his backdoor. It worked and the two Hell-lords once again fought. Afraid that the forces unleashed could damage Earth as well, Dr. Strange convinced Mephista to surrender her power to him, so he could cast a spell so that each attack Satannish made on Mephisto was reflected back on himself and vice-versa. Realizing the futility of further combat, the two stopped fighting, and Satannish departed.

(Avengers West Coast#77 (fb) ) - After years of hiding Jason Ronalds contacted the demon he had been dealing with in the past once again. The demon revealed himself to be Satannish, who made a new deal with Ronalds. Satannish returned him to his human form and empowered Ronalds to become his agent Hangman.

(Avengers West Coast#76 (fb) - BTS) - Hangman became the new leader of Night Shift.

(Avengers West Coast#76) - After a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Avengers West Coast, Hangman offered Night Shift a way to become as powerful as he. He brought them to Satannish, knowing they would loose their souls in exchange for power.
  Newly empower the Night Shift caught US Agent, Spider-Woman and Hawkeye and held a ceremony with the heroes bound to a wheel. The ceremony summoned Satannish to Earth.

(Avengers West Coast#77) - Iron Man and Living Lightning interrupted the ceremony. Satannish, who hadn't been able to fully manifest himself on Earth, ordered Hangman to get rid of the heroes before summoning him again.

(Avengers West Coast#78 - BTS) - Iron Man visited Dr. Strange to tell him about Satannish's attack. Dr. Strange started to investigate to learn the true motives of Satannish. Meanwhile Night Shift fought the Avengers West Coast in front of a camera.

(Avengers West Coast#79) - The violent energies caused by the fight between Night Shift and the Avengers West Coast allowed Satannish to reenter Earth. Satannish's arrival was broadcasted all over the world and people were mesmerized. As soon as Satannish was fully materialized on Earth he wanted to absorb all the viewers' souls. Scarlet Witch brought Dr. Strange to Hollywood to help the Avengers against Satannish. Dr. Strange returned Night Shift's souls to them, revealing to them that Satannish had stolen their souls. With their souls returned Night Shift willingly offered their powers to aid Dr. Strange after learning this. Although their powers were gone Night Shift still aided the Avengers West Coast and Dr. Strange in fighting Satannish. Iron Man and Living Lightning cut off the video coverage of the fight to defeat Satannish. Before the Hell-lord returned weakened to his own Hell he punished Hangman by taking his soul with him.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#49) - On the verge of the War of the Seven Spheres, Satannish was one of the many mystic principalities that was present when Dr. Strange was asked to participate in the war. Most principalities wanted Dr. Strange to fight for them, but Satannish just wanted his soul. Dr. Strange freed himself of any responsibilities by reciting the Emancipation Incantation. (see comments)

(X-Factor Annual I#8/1 (fb) - BTS) - Vic Chalker, Dick Chalker (Carnivore) and Rick Chalker (Number One Fan) all went to Satannish's Hell after their deaths.

(X-Factor Annual I#8/1) - Satannish in his Cloot form was summoned by Charles Ronalds, who wanted power to destroy X-Factor. Because X-Factor had been allies of the Hulk and Cloot was still angry at the green behemoth, Cloot gave Ronald the power he craved and turned him into Charon and gave him X-Factor foes Carnivore (Dick Chalker), Number One Fan (Rick Chalker) and Professor Vic Chalker as allies.

  Charon and his allies failed to destroy X-Factor. Cloot returned to claim Charon and tossed him into the same pit as Charon's long-dead parents.

(Avengers West Coast#98) - Satannish stole the souls of Heinrich Himmler, Lizzy Borden, Josef Stalin and Lucretia Borgia from Mephisto's Hell and transformed them into his Lethal Legion and appointed Hangman their leader. Hangman wanted to work alone, but Satannish made it clear that this wasn't an option for Hangman and introduced the Lethal Legion to him. Satannish promised all five that they would regain their souls and lives if they killed their targets -- the Avengers West Coast.

(Avengers West Coast#99) - After attacks against individual members of the Avengers West Coast the Lethal Legion kidnapped Mockingbird and brought her to Satannish. The Hell-lord didn't allow the Avengers entrance to his realm and threatened to kill them if they tried. Satannish then disappeared with Mockingbird in his grasp.

(Avengers West Coast#100) - The Avengers West Coast passed through Mephisto's realm on their way to Satannish's realm. Mephisto offered them an alliance, but Scarlet Witch teleported them to Satannish's realm before Hawkeye could agree to a deal with Mephisto. Upon entering Satannish's realm the Avengers were welcomed by Satannish, who immediately sent the Lethal Legion against them again. When Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch were the last two Avengers standing, Mephisto, who was hiding inside Hawkeye, materialized and attacked Satannish. The two Hell-lords fought once again. Mephisto wanted back the stolen souls of Himmler, Borden, Borgia and Stalin, but in the end the fight over the souls destroyed them and neither Satannish nor Mephisto gained them. Satannish became desperate and just wanted the Avengers and Mephisto gone from his realm. The Avengers escaped followed by Mephisto, who killed Mockingbird when they entered Earth.

(Punisher IV#3 - BTS) - Olivier temporarily conquered Satannish's Hell.

(Punisher IV#4 - BTS) - After Olivier's defeat Satannish regained control over his Hell-realm.

(Hellcat I#2) - Satannish met with Mephisto, Pluto, Hellstorm and Hela to discuss Dormammu's plot to take over all Hell-realms. When Mephisto and Hellstorm began to argue over Hellcat's escape from Mephisto's realm, Satannish told everyone to concentrate on the current threat posed by Dormammu. Hela and Pluto left the three Hell-lords not connected to a Pantheon. Satannish agreed to fight along with Mephisto and Hellstorm.

  Later Satannish, Mephisto and Hellstorm oversaw Mephisto's armies. Satannish agreed to send reinforcements, but Hellstorm didn't want to allow Satannish or Mephisto entrance to his realms, angering the others. Hellstorm teleported away shortly before Dormammu's armies attacked Mephisto's realm. Satannish and Mephisto directed their forces against Dormammu's. Suddenly Satannish turned on Mephisto revealing that he had turned on Mephisto long ago because Dormammu was his creator. Joined by Dormammu Satannish gloated over the defeated Mephisto.

(Hellcat I#3) - Dormammu, Satannish and Nicholas Scratch overlooked the combined realm of Mephisto and Satannish. Meanwhile Hellcat freed Mephisto and brought him to her ex-husband Hellstorm. With Mephisto's troops defeated Satannish wanted to attack the next one immediately, but Dormammu wanted to enjoy the victory first and reminded Satannish that Dormammu was the only ruler present. In Hellstorm's realm Mephisto, Hela and Pluto worked together to freeze over Mephisto's Hell. Weakened by the absence of fire Dormammu fled to the Dark Dimension with Scratch. Satannish was left behind and Mephisto seemingly destroyed him with a deadly blast.

(X-Factor I#251 (fb) ) - The powers from Heaven grew tired of the battle between the Hell-lords, intervened and declared that whoever slew the seven billionth person walking Earth would rule all Hell (the Hell-lords would be allowed to keep their domains, but one of them would be in charge of all of them) (see comments)

(Dr. Strange: The Oath#1 - BTS) - At some point Satannish empowered a set of wands, which were later acquired by Dr. Strange.

(Captain Britain and MI13#3 (fb) - BTS) - After his alleged destruction Satannish was trapped with many other evil beings like Cyttorak, Lilith, Shuma-Gorath and Umar in the Dark Realms.

(Captain Britain and MI13#3) - Pete Wisdom opened a door to the Dark Realms in Avalon to release Merlin. With him Satannish and legions of other evil entities were released as well.

(Captain Britain and MI13#4) - Satannish led an attack on the Skrulls in Avalon because they wanted to take what Satannish wanted to conquer. Satannish freed Wisdom and offered him one wish, which he had to grant Wisdom because Wisdom had freed him. Wisdom asked for no more Skrulls in Great Britain. Satannish killed them all.

(X-Infernus#1) - Belasco's daughter Witchfire summoned Dormammu, Hela, Mephisto, Blackheart and Satannish to a meeting. She showed them Magik (Illyana Rasputin)'s recent attacks. Satannish was impressed by her, but Witchfire wanted to reclaim Otherworld/limbo's throne from her to become part of the meetings of Satannish and the others.

(Captain Britain and MI13 Annual#1/1) - Three Princes of Hell brought Meggan to Satannish, Hela, Blackheart, Dormammu and Mephisto. Satannish recongized the smell of Merlin and Roma on her. She revealed to them what had happened to Plokta in return for one answer. Satannish liked the cruelty in Plokta's fate (serving humans after being caught). The Hell-lords listened to Meggan's question if everyone that was in Hell deserved it to be there. Tricked by Dormammu into letting her environment shape her, Meggan was turned into a monstrosity and teleported away by Dormammu.

  Meggan's hatred pulled various demons into her service and with a little help from Pluto, who wasn't liked by the other Hell-lords for his Earth-based activities, she conquered various parts of Hell. Most of the time she used a Hell-lord's own army by turning them against him. Satannish's fate during Meggan's conquest is unrevealed.

(Invaders Now!#1) - Spitfire told Union Jack that Captain Britain and the rest of MI13 were hunting Satannish in Wales.

(Chaos War: Chaos King#1) - Satannish was present when the Chaos King (Mikaboshi) descended to Hell. He was turned into one of Mikaboshi's many slaves. (until everything reverted back to normal at the end of the Chaos War crossover)

(Journey Into Mystery I#627 (fb)) - Satannish attended the Devil's Advocacy to talk about the Serpent (Cul)'s actions on Earth.

(Legion of Monsters II#2) - Elsa Bloodstone and Werewolf called several demons, notably Satannish, accompanied by the silent Hell Eyes, to seek information on what was plaguing Monster Metropolis. Satannish revealed to them that Hell Eyes could see everything with his eyes viewing portals. Hell Eyes saw Elsa Bloodstone witlessly sell her soul to Satannish for information.

(X-Factor I#249) - The demonic Warders created a passage to the different Hell realms at the New York Botanical Garden in form of a volcano. They battled X-Factor, but before the volcano closed Satannish and the other Hell-Lords passed through to Earth.

(X-Factor I#250) - The Hell-Lord teleported X-Factor, Jezebel, Strong Guy and Tier to the Devil's Tower in Wyoming. Surrounding X-Factor they were determined to kill Tier and finally end their war.

(X-Factor I#251) - Still surrounded by Satannish and the other Hell-lords X-Factor were protected by Layla's force field. When Pluto destroyed the force field the Hell-lords went after Tier immediately, but Madrox managed to nearly escape with Tier. Satannish and the other Hell-lords were shocked when Jezebel stabbed her father Mephisto in the back and teleported with X-Factor and Tier back to their destroyed HQ.

(X-Factor I#252) - From afar Satannish, Asmodeus, Mephisto, Satana and Hela watched Pluto fight X-Factor and get killed by Tier. They were shocked that the legend was true that the seventh billion person walking Earth could kill them on Earth. Because nothing was going according to plan Mephisto, to Satannish's surprise, attacked the other Hell-lords to start the final war among them.

(X-Factor I#254) - Satannish hassled his minions for not catching up with him quicker in New York City. He felt the presence of Mephisto, but realized too late that Mephisto was posing as his minions and was struck down by Mephisto's trident. Mephisto captured Satannish and had him transported to his new domicile on Earth where he was going to keep Satannish helpless and chained.

(X-Factor I#256) - Aided by Jezebel X-Factor secretly entered Mephisto's domicile on Earth. Tier slew the Hell-lords Satannish, Asmodeus, Hela and Pluto in the room where Mephisto had kept them imprisoned without mercy. Upon their deaths they all returned to their respective portion of Hell. When Satana arrived to offer the Hell-lords to pledge their allegiance to Mephisto and aid him against X-Factor she found their corpses and was slain by Tier as well.

(Avengers Undercover#2) - Satannish visited Bagalia and went to the bar known as The Hole where he spent time at a table with Daimon Hellstrom and Cullen Bloodstone. When Nico Minoru arrived and tried to talk some sense into Cullen, who had joined the Masters of Evil, and Satannish wondered if she only cared so much because she tried to kill Cullen in Murderworld. Hellstrom agreed and told Satannish that guilt was a powerful motivator.

(Avengers Undercover#7) - Satannish broke into the mind of Reginald Crenshaw, the architect of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s entire information network, for Baron Zemo and asked Zemo which information he wanted from Crenshaw's mind.

(Avengers Undercover#9) - Satannish joined the battle against the invading forces of the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. in Bagalia. Hellstorm eventually teleported Satannish and the others to the surface above Bagalia and trapped the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents underground. Satannish then joined the battle against S.H.I.E.L.D. agents outside the Helicarrier, while Death Locket used the codes Satannish had extracted from Crenshaw to help Zemo take control over the Helicarrier.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Gene Colan & Tom Palmer.

Satannish was first mentioned by Tazza in Strange Tales I#144.

Dr. Strange did serve in the War of Seven Spheres between Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#79 and #80. A guy can change his opinion!

In the past Strange was reluctant to call upon Satannish, but after defeating him in Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#8, Strange became pretty cocky about invoking Satannish. It felt like Strange had lost any kind of respect for him and just drew from his power because he knew he could beat Satannish.

The Mockingbird that was killed off in Avengers West Coast#100 was revealed as a Skrull imposter in the Secret Invasion crossover wherein the true Mockingbird returned to Earth.

In Avengers West Coast#65 (December, 1990), a coven had graffiti in their base (an abandoned bunker) reading "Satanish Lives!"
--Per Degaton

I placed the interference of Heaven in the war between the Hell-lords after Hellcat for various reasons. One reason was Satana's presence in the flashback, which made it impossible to have happened before the modern era. Another reason was that after the Hellcat mini the Hell-lords preferred to sit at tables and talk rather than wage war against each other.

Profile by Markus Raymond & Snood.

Satannish is one of the many demons and other beings that have claimed the name Satan over the years, including:

Satannish has no known connection to:

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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Horror 2005, Satannish entry (main image)
Dr. Strange I#175, p10 (fiery form)
Incredible Hulk II#358, p16, pan5 (as Nick Cloot)
Incredible Hulk II#359, p14-15 (wings and talons)
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#49, p16, pan2 (different colors)
Hellcat I#2, p21, pan4 (family reunion)

Strange Tales I#144 (May, 1966) - Steve Ditko (plot/artist), Roy Thomas (dialogue), Stan Lee (editor)
Dr. Strange I#174-178 (November, 1968 - March, 1969) - Roy Thomas (writer), Gene Colan (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Avengers I#61 (February, 1969) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (pencils), George Klein (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Tower of Shadows#5 (May, 1970) - Roy Thomas (writer), Barry Windsor-Smith (pencils), Dan Adkins (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Marvel Spotlight I#13 (January, 1974) - Gary Friedrich (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Frank Chiaramonte (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Giant-Size Defenders#2 (October, 1974) - Len Wein (writer), Gil Kane (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Defenders I#94-100 (March-October, 1981) - J.M. DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (pencils), Pablo Marcos (#92), Joe Sinnott, Al Milgrom (#94-95, 100-101), Frank Giacoia (#95, 100), Sal Trapani (#96-98, 100) & Jack Abel (#97, 100) (inks), Al Milgrom (editor)
Marvel Team-Up I#126 (February, 1983) - J.M. DeMatteis & Mary Jo Duffy (writers), Bob Hall (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Dr. Strange II#79 (October, 1986) - Peter Gillis (writer), Chris Warner (pencils), Randy Emberlin (inks), Carl Potts (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#356-357 (June-July, 1989) - Peter David (writer), Jeff Purves (pencils), Jim Sanders III (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#358-359 (August-September, 1989) - Peter David (writer), Jeff Purves (pencils), Marie Severin (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#5-8 (July-October, 1989) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Jackson Guice (pencils), Jose Marzan (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#9-10 (November, 1989) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Jackson Guice (pencils), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#26-30 (February-June, 1991) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Chris Marrinan (pencils), Mark McKenna (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Ghost Rider III#12 (April, 1991) - Howard Mackie (writer), Javier Saltares (pencils), Mark Texeira & Jimmy Palmiotti (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Avengers West Coast#76-79 (November, 1991 - February, 1992) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Dave Ross (pencils), Tim Dzon (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Terror INC#2-3 (August-September, 1992) - D.G. Chichester (writer), Jorge Zaffino (artist), Marc McLaurin (editor)
Terror INC#5 (November, 1992) - D.G. Chichester (writer), Jorge Zaffino (artist), Marc McLaurin (editor)
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#49 (January, 1993) - Len Kaminski (writer), Geof Isherwood (pencils), Bob Petrecca & Don Hudson (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Hellstorm: Prince of Lies#2 (May, 1993) - Rafael Nieves (writer), Michael Bair (artist), Fabian Nicieza (editor)
X-Factor Annual I#8 (1993) - Peter David (writer), Terry Shoemaker (pencils), Mark McKenna (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Avengers West Coast#98-100 (September-November, 1993) - Roy Thomas (writer), Dave Ross (pencils), Tim Dzon (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Hellstorm: Prince of Lies#16 (July, 1994) - Warren Ellis (writer), Leonardo Manco (artist), Marie Javins (editor)
Punisher IV#1 (November, 1998) - Christopher Golden & Tom Sniegoski (writer), Berni Wrightson (pencils), Jimmy Palmiotti (inks), Joe Quesada (editor)
Punisher IV#3-4 (Janaury - February, 1999) - Christopher Golden & Tom Sniegoski (writer), Berni Wrightson (pencils), Jimmy Palmiotti (inks), Joe Quesada (editor)
Hellcat I#2-3 (October-November, 2000) - Steve Englehart (writer), Norm Breyfogle (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Dr. Strange: The Oath#1 (December, 2006) - Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Marcos Martin (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Captain Britain and MI-13#3-4 (September-October, 2008) - Paul Cornell (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils), Jesse Delperdang & Scott Hanna (#3) (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Captain Britain and MI-13 Annual#1 (August, 2009) - Paul Cornell (writer), Mike Collins (pencils), Livesay (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Infernus#1 (February, 2009) - C.B. Cebulski (wrietr), Giuseppe Camuncoli (pencils), Jesse Delperdang (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Invaders Now!#1 (November, 2010) - Christos Gage (writer), Caio Reis (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Chaos War: Chaos King#1 (January, 2011) - Brandon Montclare (writer), Michael Wm Kaluta (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Journey Into Mystery I#627 (November, 2011) - Kieron Gillen (writer), Richard Elson (art), Ralph Macchio (senior editor)
Legion of Monstrs II#2 (January, 2012) - Dennis Hopeless (writer), Juan Doe (art), Alejandro Arbona (editor)
X-Factor I#249-250 (February-March, 2013) - Peter David (writer), Leoanrd Kirk (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
X-Factor I#251-252 (April, 2013) - Peter David (writer), Leoanrd Kirk (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
X-Factor I#254 (June, 2013) - Peter David (writer), Leoanrd Kirk (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
X-Factor I#256 (July, 2013) - Peter David (writer), Leoanrd Kirk (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Avengers Undercover#2 (June, 2014) - Dennis Hopeless (writer), Kev Walker (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Avengers Undercover#7 (September, 2014) - Dennis Hopeless (writer), Kev Walker (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Avengers Undercover#9 (October, 2014) - Dennis Hopeless (writer), Timothy Green II (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)

First Posted: 04/11/2009
Last updated: 09/20/2016

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