Real Name: Byron Hyatt

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Student priest

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Dr. Katherine Reynolds, Son of Satan (Daimon Hellstrom)

Enemies: Baphomet, Father Darklyte, Kamuu, Kometes, Legion of Nihilists

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Gateway University

First Appearance: Marvel Spotlight I#15 (May, 1974)

Powers/Abilities: Byron Hyatt is a man of faith who has some minor training in parapsychology.

Height: Unrevealed (5'9"; by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed (160 lbs.; by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Back

(Marvel Spotlight I#15 (fb) - BTS) - Byron Hyatt enrolled himself at Gateway University, where he began studies to become a priest. Fascinated by parapsychology as well, he began taking classes from Dr. Katherine Reynolds. When some students became interested in Satanism, the university threatened to shut down the parapsychology department. Reynolds contacted Daimon Hellstrom, a renowned exorcist, to get his help.

(Marvel Spotlight I#15) - Hyatt and Reynolds picked up Hellstrom and took him out to dinner at Cyrano's, where they asked for his help in turning the students away from Satanism, and Hellstrom agreed to help. Hellstrom, Hyatt, and Reynolds soon found the Satanists performing a ritual to summon Satan. Hellstrom changed into the Son of Satan to confront them. Hyatt and Reynolds watched in shock as Hellstrom battled the demon Baphomet and a pack of demons. When the battle ended, Hyatt was surprised to see Reynolds embrace Hellstrom, and he wondered if Hellstrom was evil.

(Marvel Spotlight I#16) - Hyatt, Reynolds, and Hellstrom watched news reports about bizarre local cult activity and they chose to investigate. The cults, recognizing Hellstrom from his battle with Baphomet, attacked, and Hellstrom repelled them as he revealed that he was the Son of Satan. When Kometes the fiery serpent appeared, Hyatt and Reynolds returned to Hellstrom's hotel room to help him search through his ancient texts for intel on the creature. To discover how to beat Kometes, Son of Satan used soul-fire to take he and his allies 20,000 years back in time to find the sorceress Zhered-Na. They found themselves on a boat headed toward ancient Atlantis.

(Marvel Spotlight I#17 (fb) - BTS) - Hyatt, Reynolds, and Hellstrom were taken captive in Atlantis.

(Marvel Spotlight I#17) - Hyatt and the others were taken in restraints before the ruler Kamuu, who informed them that Zhered-Na had been banished from Atlantis. Hellstrom used his power to melt their chains and escape, and they soon stole a boat to flee Atlantis. When they had a moment of silence, Hyatt confronted Hellstrom, not believing that he had actually taken them back in time, but instead that he had hypnotized them. When he confronted Hellstrom about his connections to Satan, Hellstrom lost his temper and threatened to kill Hyatt with a trident through the chest, but Reynolds stopped Hellstrom. When Hellstrom calmed down, Hyatt made a tentative truce for peace with him, then he began tracking Zhered-Na. After he completed his mission and defeated Kometes, they returned to the present.

(Marvel Spotlight I#23 (fb) - BTS) - When Hyatt returned to his friary, where the other priests in training lived, they began getting calls that accused them of heresy and sorcery due to Hyatt's association with Hellstrom. The calls threatened violence if Hyatt was not expelled from the order.

(Marvel Spotlight I#23) - Hyatt had lunch with Reynolds and Hellstrom, telling them about the threats, and Hellstrom assumed that Father Darklyte and the Legion of Nihilists were behind it. He went to investigate, and Reynolds and Hyatt joined him. Father Darklyte summoned a griffin, which then grabbed Reynolds, but Hellstrom, back in his Son of Satan identity, fought the griffin off, though not before it killed Reynolds. Son of Satan lashed out at Father Darklyte, who then used a mystic lantern to create multiple duplicates of Reynolds to prove his power. Hyatt was horrified when Son of Satan destroyed the corpse of Reynolds as well as all of her duplicates but one, then Son of Satan flew off.

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber and Jim Mooney.

This profile was completed 6/14/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Chadman.

Byron Hyatt has no known connections to:

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Marvel Spotlight I#15, p18, pan5 (main)
Marvel Spotlight I#15, p9, pan3 (face)

Marvel Spotlight I#15 (May, 1974) - Steve Gerber (writer), Jim Mooney (artist), Roy Thomas (editor)
Marvel Spotlight I#16 (July, 1974) - Steve Gerber (writer), Jim Mooney (penciler), Sal Trapani (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Marvel Spotlight I#17 (September, 1974) - Steve Gerber (writer), Jim Mooney (penciler), Sal Trapani (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Marvel Spotlight I#23 (August, 1975) - Steve Gerber, Mike Friedrich (writers), Sal Buscema (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Len Wein (editor)

First Posted: 09/16/2021
Last updated: 09/15/2021

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