Real Name: Mark Cephalos
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Werewolf (Jack Russell)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: A mansion on the outskirts of Los Angeles, California near the Hollywood Sign
Education: Three unspecified Ph.Ds
First Appearance: Werewolf by Night I#2 (November, 1972)
Powers/Abilities: Mark possessed a vast intellect.
His mutated/larger form required more energy to sustain than he could obtain by food consumption. He apparently required a cane, as apparently his frame caused some level of lameness (perhaps hip and/or knee problems).
After absorbing the
Werewolf's lifeforce, Cephalos seemed to possess enhanced human strength comparable to the Werewolf.
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 6'10"); his previous height is unrevealed, but would be at least under 4'10 to be considered a dwarf
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 250 lbs); his previous weight is unrevealed, but likely half of his mutated weight
Hair: Bald (black goatee and eyebrows)
History: (Werewolf by Night I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Mark Cephalos was born a dwarf, a fact that he resented. His college rivals teased him for his size.Nonetheless, he earned three PhD's before turning 30.
(Werewolf by Night I#2
(fb) - BTS) - Mark
either experimented on himself or was experimented on by others in some unidentified fashion,
causing his body to grow extra mass and tissue; however, his metabolic
rate changed. This meant he required more energy than his system could
normally absorb in order to stay alive, and so he sought other ways to prevent
his imminent death.
(Werewolf by Night I#2) - While in a helicopter over Los Angeles, Cephalos and Louis witnessed the Werewolf during one of his rampages. They attempted to capture the Werewolf with a net, but he escaped by jumping into the harbor. Cephalos watched as the Werewolf washed up ashore saw him and transform back into his human identity of Jack Russell.
(Werewolf by Night I#2
- BTS) - Cephalos determined Jack's identity and tracked down his
location. He concluded that the energy released during the Werewolf's
transformation was perfect to help his condition.
(Werewolf by Night I#2) - Cephalos visited Jack a month later with the next full moon, and telling Jack he had seen his werewolf transformation, and asking Jack to accompany him.
Jack agreed to accompany him, but Cephalos quickly knocked him out with some sort of gas once they got into his limousine. Cephalos took Jack back to his mansion and loaded him into his energy transfer machine and then fully detailed his plight to Jack. Cephalos loaded himself into the other half of the machine and had Louis start the transference.
During the experiment, the Werewolf broke free before Cephalos could absorb the Werewolf's full energy. While the Werewolf was battling Loius, Cephalos also broke free from the machine, and the pair briefly fought until Cephalos knocked the Werewolf back, stunning his long enough for Cephalos to escape to his helicopter.
gave chase and attacked them in midair, knocking out the pilot, and the
helicopter crashed and exploded in the hills behind the Hollywood sign,
presumably killing Cephalos and Louis.
Comments: Created by Gerry Conway and Mike Ploog.
This profile was completed 12/06/2020, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Copeinator123.
Mark Cephalos has no known connections to:
CEPHALA of Earth-81866 - semi-human-headed cephalopod, assisted Mali against Demaid then sought vengeance on Mali after duped into killing a human woman--Epic Illustated I#15/4
CEPHALLO, the AMAZING - circa 1930s, Dugan Travelling Circus of Wonders, frontman to the real mentalist, Glory--Marvel Premiere I#46
CEPHALOPOD (Molly Stanwick) - Xavier Institute mutant with octopus-like lower body--New X-Men I#117
CEPHALUS - see HUNTSMAN (app)--Ka-Zar Quarterly#1/2
or any other "Mark" or "Cephal" characters or counterparts
LouisLouis was the henchman of Cephalos who helped capture the Werewolf.
--Werewolf by Night I#2
images: (without ads)
Werewolf by Night I#2, p11, panel 6 (Main Image and Louis sub-profile)
pg. 17, panel 6 (breaking out of machine);
pg. 18, panel 1 (fighting Werewolf)
Werewolf by Night I#2 (November, 1972) Gerry Conway (writer), Mike Ploog (art), Stan Lee (editor)
First Posted: 09/16/2021
Last updated: 09/15/2021
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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