Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human zombie
Occupation: Servant of Calypso; former servant of Mambo, drug dealer
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Calypso, Mambo
Enemies: Yves Chapoteau, Chuck, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Danny Guitar, Bucko Leary, Karen Page
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Man Without Fear
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: Daredevil I#243 (June, 1987)
Powers/Abilities: After being killed by Danny Guitar, a drug dealer was raised from the dead by Mambo using voodoo magic. He was given no name so that no one could take power over him, and the Nameless One was enhanced through voodoo rituals and magic. Seemingly incapable of conscious thought, the Nameless One obeys the orders of the one who commands him, bound to them by the conjoined serpents painted on his chest. Gifted with superhuman strength, durability, and agility, he can move undetected and is nearly impervious to harm so long as he wears his mystic paint, made from the souls of dead priests and priestesses. Mambo stated that the Nameless One could not be killed. Proficient at wielding a sword in combat, the Nameless One can also transform into an acrid mist to transport himself. When defeated, he melts into a puddle of goo and later reconstitutes himself. When the bound snakes on his chest were severed, the Nameless One melted away and has not been seen since.
Weight: 200 lbs.
(Daredevil I#243) - A drug dealer weary of being wronged by Danny Guitar tried attacking him with a knife, but Guitar shot him down in cold blood. As the dealer died, he clutched the red scarf off of Guitar's neck. Later, voodoo priestess Mambo created a nameless initiate by resurrecting the dealer's corpse, one she called the Nameless One, so his name could never be spoken, giving him greater power. She painted the man's white skin with red paint and sigils, made from souls of dead priests and priestesses. Mambo created a voodoo doll of Danny Guitar, and then transferred the energy of some of her priests into the Nameless One's form. Mambo sent the Nameless One after Daredevil to teach him fear. Using his superhuman strength, agility, and durability, he smashed into a phone booth to attack Daredevil, who was swiftly overwhelmed by the smells of rot and decay coming off of the man. The Nameless One quickly humbled the hero, hitting him with violent and sharp jabs.
(Daredevil I#244 (fb) - BTS) - The Nameless One left Daredevil unconscious, stealing his mask and glove. Instructed by Mambo, he hanged the glove over the bed in Matt Murdock's apartment, letting it drip blood there. He also trashed Danny Guitar's apartment, using knives and paints to intimidate him, then he left a voodoo doll behind.
(Daredevil I#244) - The Nameless One returned to Mambo to check in on his successes and to receive further instruction. Mambo painted the Nameless One again, named him the Man Without Fear, made him impervious to detection, and gave him the mask of Daredevil for strength, then she sent him after Guitar at a warehouse. He transformed into an acrid mist and snuck into the building, then savagely attacked the cops, including Chuck and Bucko Leary. The Nameless One defeated 15 cops swiftly, using superhuman strength to throw a tractor at them, leaving only three standing. Leary shot at the Nameless One, who was unharmed and easily knocked Leary out. The Nameless One then grabbed Karen Page by the throat, but Daredevil attacked, beating the Nameless One with kicks, hits, and objects until the Nameless One, overwhelmed, drew upon the sacred energy of the Loa, but Daredevil defeated him, and he seemingly melted into a pile of goo. The Nameless One rejoined Mambo, who felt their mission had been successful.
(Daredevil I#310 (fb) - BTS) - Calpyso killed Mambo, inheriting many of her sister's powers, including her control over the Nameless One.
(Daredevil I#310) - Calpyso used the Yoruba drums to send the Nameless One after Yves Chapoteau, a Haitian refugee whose bounty she was trying to collect. The Nameless One attacked Yves, but Daredevil was there to fight back. Daredevil sparred with the Nameless One, hanging him from a fire escape, but the Nameless One drew a sword and cut himself free. The Nameless One nearly killed Daredevil, but Chapoteau got in the way of the sword, causing the Nameless One to hesitate. Daredevil used his billy club to knock the sword into the air, then the Nameless One let the sword fall on him, severing the bound snakes tattoo on his chest and releasing him from his servitude to Calypso and ending his life. As he lay dying, he muttered one word, "Peace", and he dissolved into goo.
Comments: Created by Ann Nocenti, Louis Williams & Danny Bulanadi.
After the Nameless One died, Calypso briefly enchanted Daredevil into becoming her own Nameless One and sent him after Yves Chapoteau, but Daredevil freed himself from her control and defeated Calypso in Daredevil I#311 (December, 1992).
Profile by Chadman.
The Nameless One should not be confused with:
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Daredevil I#244, p17, pan1 (main, kicked by Daredevil)
Daredevil I#244, p10, pan3 (face)
Daredevil I#243, p7, pan5 (in human form)
Daredevil I#244, p13, pan3 (as mist)
Daredevil I#310, p13, pan1 (return)
Daredevil I#310, p21, pan2 (as goo)
Daredevil I#243 (June, 1987) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Louis Williams (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#244 (July, 1987) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Louis Williams (penciler), Tony DeZuniga (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#310 (November, 1992) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Scott McDaniel (penciler), Bud LaRosa (inker), Tom DeFalco (editor)
First Posted: 03/28/2019
Last updated: 03/28/2019
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