Real Name: Dr. Ephesus Sadd

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Scientist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Black Widow (Natasha Romanova), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Glorianna O'Breen

Enemies: Burley Mudd, Drawley Mudd, Harbor Mudd, Junius Mudd

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
   formerly Poland

First Appearance: Daredevil I#222 (September, 1985)

Powers/Abilities: Dr. Ephesus Sadd is a talented scientist, who once modified the fear gas of Zoltan Drago to inspire more direct fear in those impacted, eliciting more aggressive responses. Sadd has connections to the American, Polish, and Russian governments.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 165 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: White

(Daredevil I#222 (fb) - BTS) - Dr. Ephesus Sadd retrieved a sample of the fear gas designed by Zoltan Drago, the original Mr. Fear. Sadd took it to Poland and, under the auspices of the Soviet government, modified the gas to make it more potent. After falling out of favor with the Polish government, Sadd made a deal with America. He planned to sell the gas to a government agency in exchange for several million dollars.

(Daredevil I#222) - On his flight back to the United States from Dublin, Dr. Sadd saw a man, Junius Mudd, draw a gun and try to hijack the plane. Glorianna O'Breen leapt at Mudd, causing the gun to go off, and it pierced the container of fear gas. The gas spread through the plane, impacting all of the passengers.

(Daredevil I#222 - BTS) - The plane crashed in New Jersey. Junius took Sadd and Glori back to his home to meet his brothers, Harbor, Drawley, and Burley.

(Daredevil I#222) - Junius admitted the Polish government had hired him to kill Sadd, but he'd instead decided to take Sadd hostage and sell him to the highest bidder. Sadd planned to marry Glorianna to his mentally disabled brother, Drawley, and then kill her after the honeymoon. Seeing the chance to free them, Sadd agreed to act as the minister in the wedding, and they freed his hands. After Glori was dressed in the Mudd brothers' mother's wedding dress, Sadd gave a speech about fear then opened the fear gas valve, which drove the others mad. Daredevil and Black Widow attacked and Sadd fled, having taken an antidote to the gas. He rushed through the swamp, tripping and falling, breaking the empty gas container. As he had a heart attack, he thought the gas was killing him, not realizing he was simply scared to death. Daredevil and Black Widow found the body.

Comments: Created by Denny O'Neil, David Mazzucchelli, and Kim DeMulder.

Profile by Chadman.

Dr. Ephesus Sadd has no known connections to:

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Daredevil I#222, p21, pan7 (main)
Daredevil I#222, p14, pan1 (2nd)

Daredevil I#222 (September, 1985) - Denny O'Neil (writer), David Mazzucchelli (penciler), Kim DeMulder (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)

First Posted: 02/23/2019
Last updated: 02/23/2019

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