Real Name: Zebediah Chase

Identity/Class: Human (19th century, Canadian)

Occupation: Robber

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Lucas Stang

Enemies: Ranaq the Devourer, elderly Native American mystic and his granddaughter;
(while possessed): Alpha Flight (Puck/Eugene Judd, Shaman/Michael Twoyoungmen, Snowbird/Narya), Talisman (Elizabeth Twoyoungmen)

Known Relatives: Lucas Stang (adopted son)

Aliases: "Zeb" (nickname used by Lucas Stang)

Base of Operations: Calgary, Alberta, Canada (circa 1884)

First Appearance: (seen in photo, unidentified): Alpha Flight I#18 (January, 1985);
(fully seen, identified): Alpha Flight I#19 (February, 1985)

Powers/Abilities: A skilled robber, Zebediah Chase had no superhuman powers but after being possessed by Ranaq, Zebediah could project mystic energy blasts from his eyes.

Zebediah briefly wore a mystic necklace that protected from any and all magic used by Ranaq.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue; (while possessed): Red
Hair: Red

History: (Alpha Flight I#19 (fb) - BTS) - Zebediah Chase was a robber who took a young Lucas Stang in after his parents died. Taking Lucas with him during a robbery, Zebediah stole mystic necklaces from the granddaughter of an old Native American mystic and, after donning the necklaces, learned that the necklaces protected Lucas and himself from the Great Beast Ranaq, who was told to be able to do anything he wished.

(Alpha Flight I#19) - Learning that the necklaces also allowed him to control Ranaq, Zebediah ordered the elderly mystic to summon Ranaq despite the old man's warnings. When Ranaq manifested in the flesh of the old man, Lucas tried to shoot Ranaq to no avail and Zebediah watched as Ranaq failed to harm Lucas in retaliation due to the necklaces. Ordering Ranaq to bring him women, money and power, Zebediah found that he could not touch anything Ranaq summoned due to the necklace's protection and Ranaq tricked Zebediah into taking off his necklace in order to touch the beautiful woman he had brought forth. As Zebediah leaned in to kiss the woman despite Lucas' apprehension, the woman transformed into a monstrous form and gave Ranaq a window to possess Zebediah and be reborn on the Earthly plane through Zebediah's body. As the Ranaq-possessed Zebediah fought off a time-traveling Alpha Flight, Lucas learned that he had to use the mystic necklace to stop Ranaq. Breaking up Zebediah's necklace into a bullet-shaped fragments, Lucas shot Zebediah, killing him and driving Ranaq away. Lucas then buried Zebediah in a place he was directed to by the recovered old Native American mystic.

(Alpha Flight I#18 - BTS) - A hundred years later, Lucas Stang retained a picture of Zebediah Chase on the wall of his home.

Comments: Created by John Byrne.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Zebediah Chase has No KNOWN connections to:

images: (without ads)
Alpha Flight I#19, p15, pan4 (Zebediah Chase, main image)
Alpha Flight I#19, p15, pan3 (Zebediah Chase, headshot)
Alpha Flight I#19, p16, pan5 (Zebediah Chase, possessed)

Alpha Flight I#18 (January, 1985) - John Byrne (writer, pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Alpha Flight I#19 (February, 1985) - John Byrne (writer, art), Denny O'Neil (editor)

First Posted: 01/05/2018
Last updated: 01/05/2018

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