Real Name: Dr. Ned Zane

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Dentist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Inferno demons, Jack, Rachel

Enemies: Daredevil (Matt Murdock)

Known Relatives: Unidentified wife

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Daredevil I#265 (April, 1989); (real name revealed) X-Factor Annual I#4/3 (October, 1989)

Powers/Abilities: Overcome by demonic dentist appliances, the Dentist took on a mechanical/human/demon form, with wires and sharp tendrils growing from his skin. His teeth elongated and became capable of crushing objects between them, and he was capable of breathing smoke and fire out of his mouth. The Dentist's eyes could grow to the size of headlights and shine out. After Inferno was over, the dentist seemed to be back to normal.

Height: (Human) 5'6"; (demon form) vVariable (by approximation)
Weight: (Human) 190 lbs.; (demon form) variable (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Black

(Daredevil I#265) - During the Inferno event, demonic energies caused inanimate objects to come to life, attacking civilians all over New York City. One dentist was operated on by his demonic machines, and they transformed him into a maniacal man who called himself the Dentist. Transformed, he told his secretary Rachel that he was taking the rest of the day off, and bid hello to patient Jack on his way out, both asking about each other's wives. After killing a few police, the Dentist put on some of their gear and attacked civilians. After terrorizing people for a time, the Dentist was confronted by Daredevil, who stabbed the creature through the center and then pulled its limbs off. Daredevil saw the city get back to normal, including civilians Charlie and Susan.

(X-Factor Annual I#4/3) - Government agents Jake Farber and Elwood McNulty interviewed Dr. Ned Zane, who claimed his dental equipment had corrupted him. Doctors took him away.

Comments: Created by Ann Nocenti, John Romita Jr, and Al Williamson.

Profile by Chadman.

The Dentist (Dr. Ned Zane) should not be confused with:

Charlie and Susan

(Daredevil I#265) - As the city returned to normal after the Inferno events, Charlie chatted with his friend about the Mets and Susan reunited with a friend.

--Daredevil I#265


(Daredevil I#265) - Jack was reading in the dentist's waiting room when the Dentist passed and bid him hello, inquiring about his wife.

--Daredevil I#265


(Daredevil I#265) - Rachel was working at the Dentist's office when he walked by, saying he was taking the rest of the day off.

--Daredevil I#265

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Daredevil I#265, p14, pan4 (main)
Daredevil I#265, p3, pan2 (face)
Daredevil I#265, p1, pan1 (in human form)
Daredevil I#265, p21, pan1 (Charlie and Susan)
Daredevil I#265, p2, pan4 (Rachel)
Daredevil I#265, p2, pan4 (Jack)

Daredevil I#265 (April, 1989) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
X-Factor Annual I#4/3 (October, 1989) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Jim Felder (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Bob Harras)

First Posted: 04/22/2019
Last updated: 04/22/2019

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