Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human magic user

Occupation: Demon commander

Group Membership: Department of Occult Armaments, Entropy Cell

Affiliations: None;
formerly Master Pandemonium, Mephisto, Monsters of Evil, a number of unidentified demons

EnemiesLord Ogre, Mania (Andrea Benton), Mephisto, Venom (Eugene "Flash" Thompson)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Venom II#40 (November, 2013)

Powers/Abilities: Master Mayhem has some magical abilities including teleportation spells among others. The opening in his chest is a portal to the depths of Hell through which he can release demons into Earth's realm. The demons were usually under his command (as long as no higher power from Hell was present and took control over them).

Height: 6'
Weight: 190 lbs.
Eyes: Solid white
Hair: Brown


(Venom II#41 (fb) - BTS) - The man, who would become Master Mayhem, was on his way to become a teacher, but decided to go a different path.

(Venom II#42 (fb) - BTS) - At some point Master Mayhem joined the Entropy Cell to become Master Pandemonium's disciple. Like Pandemonium Mayhem became through a contract with Mephisto a portal to Hell and a demon commander.

(Venom II#40 (fb) - BTS) - Master Mayhem joined the Disciples of Occult Armaments (possibly alongside Master Pandemonium, who had been seen with them already).

(Venom II#40) - Master Mayhem was part of Crossbones' crew searching for beings with Hellmarks. They found Mania in Philadelphia and planned to hunt her down and take the Hellmark from the dead body.

(Venom II#41) - Crossbones led Master Mayhem and other D.O.A. operatives in an attack on Philadelphian crimelord Lord Ogre's penthouse because Mania and Venom were fighting Lord Ogre there. Crossbones ordered Mayhem to do his job and Mayhem released demons from Hell. Some of them apparently slew Lord Ogre while Venom and Mania did their best to keep them at bay. Venom shoved a chemical bomb Lord Ogre had threatened to detonate into Mayhem's portal. It apparently exploded on the other side taking the demons there out (or maybe even killing them). Mayhem lost control over his demons due to Mania, wearer of the Hellmark, ordering them to get off. Realising that she could command the demons she sent them against the D.O.A., including Mayhem. Crossbones, Mayhem and the D.O.A.'s soldiers fought the demons while Venom and Mania fled.

(Venom II#42) - Mayhem participated in a D.O.A. attack on Mania and Venom in Atlantic City, New Jersey while they had a meeting with Mephisto. Crossbones became angry with Mayhem when he didn't use any of his magic to aid them against Venom and Mania. Mayhem didn't want to summon demons because they had turned on him. Mephisto confronted Mayhem because he and the D.O.A. had interfered with his plans. Disappointed in his servant Mephisto forcefully used Mayhem as portal to bring the Monsters of Evil back to Earth. The Monsters fought the D.O.A. alongside Venom and Mania. Mayhem teleported himself and Crossbones to safety after the Monsters of Evil had slaughtered the rest of the D.O.A. operatives.

Comments: Created by Cullen Bunn (writer) & Jorge Coelho (artist).

Master Mayhem is exactly what Crossbones said about him: a two-bit knock-off.

Why was he created? Because Master Pandemonium had become a teacher at the Hellfire Academy over in Wolverine & the X-Men. Maybe Pandemonium sent Mayhem as his replacement within the D.O.A. because they still needed somebody with his power set.

Profile by Markus Raymond.

Master Mayhem has no known connection to:

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Venom II#42, p13, pan1 (main image)
Venom II#41, p13, pan4 (head shot)
Venom II#41, p11, pan2 (releasing demons from portal)

Venom II#40-41 (November, 2013) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Jorge Coelho (artist), Sana Amanat (editor)
Venom II#42 (December, 2013) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Jorge Coelho (artist), Sana Amanat (editor)

First Posted: 11/22/2015
Last updated: 11/22/2015

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