Real Name: Iblis
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Daimon
Hellstrom's Hell realm) demon
Occupation: Steed for Daimon Hellstrom
Group Membership: Presumably Hellstrom's
Horses (Hegal, Malah, Zulum, others)
Affiliations: Alexander, Conan, Daimon Hellstrom
Enemies: Unidentified human
traffickers working for Kulan Gath;
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Daimon Hellstrom's Hell
First Appearance: Savage Avengers I Annual#1
Powers/Abilities: Iblis can coat himself in hellfire, causing his mane and eyes to burn with unearthly flames. He is capable of traversing dimensional barriers, such as traveling from Daimon Hellstrom's Hell realm to Earth.
As a Demon-Steed, Iblis is likely a demon bound into
equine form and forced to serve the wielder of the Satanic Trident. He
also is likely capable of transforming consumed flesh into energy
unlike Earth horses, who primarily consume grains and grasses. While not
displayed, Iblis appears immune to Earthly needs such as respiration
and warmth. Like other Demon-Steeds, Iblis is superhumanly strong,
swift and durable, resistant to all but mystic injury (see comments).
Height: 5' (at the withers) (by approximation)
Weight: 1300 lbs. (by approximation) (see comments)
Hair: Fiery yellow (Iblis' "hair" was actual flames)
History: (Savage Avengers I Annual#1) - Upon
hearing prayers from a trafficked woman named Esme, Daimon Hellstrom
summoned Iblis to his side and departed for Earth. Utilizing Iblis to
arrive on Earth in the Brazilian jungles, Hellstrom rode Iblis into
battle against the human traffickers transporting Esme. During the
fight, Hyborian era barbarian Conan revealed himself, having been hired
to take down the slavers, and attacked Hellstrom and Iblis, thinking
them enemies. After Esme led Hellstrom, Conan and the arriving Black
Widow to the
traffickers' camp, Conan stole Iblis and rode Iblis into the camp,
cutting down any slavers he came across. Once the slavers had been
defeated, Hellstrom found that the ink in the sickle tattoos on the
traffickers was mixed with foul blood and got back on Iblis, preparing
to return to his realm to investigate the blood. Hellstrom then rode Iblis away from the scene.
Comments: Created by Gerry Duggan and Ron Garney.
Iblis' height & weight were approximated from the official height & weight given to Hellstrom's Demon-Steeds in the Hellstorm's Horses Marvel Handbook entry.
While not shown to be a demon bound into equine form,
the Hellstorm's Horses Handbook profile establishes that as the origin
of Daimon Hellstrom's Demon-Steeds. Many of his Demon-Steed abilities
were not outright displayed in his only appearance but these abilities are typical for
Hellstrom's Demon-Steeds and Iblis likely shares the same powers as
Profile by Proto-Man.
Iblis has no known connections to:
Alexander was a former savings and loan banker whose soul was sent to Daimon Hellstrom's Hell realm upon death. As torture for his predatory banking behaviors, Daimon Hellstrom had Alexander, now degenerated into a demon, read aloud the prayers of those harmed by Alexander's former predatory banking practices. While Alexander was reading, Hellstrom sensed a prayer from a trafficked young woman named Esme and Hellstrom decided to answer Esme's prayers, ordering Alexander to continue reading as he traveled to Earth. Smiling suspiciously, Alexander promised to not only continue reading aloud, but also to keep Hellstrom's lake warm for him until Hellstrom returned.
Alexander was a demon capable of surviving in the
intense heat of Daimon Hellstrom's Hell realm. It was unrevealed what
other demonic abilities he might have possessed.
--Savage Avengers I Annual#1
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Savage Avengers I Annual#1, p5, pan2 (Iblis, main image)
Savage Avengers I Annual#1, p26, pan1 (Iblis, headshot)
Savage Avengers I Annual#1, p5, pan4 (Alexander)
Savage Avengers I Annual#1 (December, 2019) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Ron Garney (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 05/04/2020
Last updated: 05/04/2020
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