SIMON DEXTER

Real Name: Simon Dexter

Identity/Class: Mystically enhanced human 

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Formerly "Satan" (see comments)

Enemies: Black Widow (Claire Voyant), "Satan"

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Penthouse condo, downtown Manhattan

First Appearance: The Twelve#3 (May 2008)

Powers/Abilities: Simon Dexter sold his soul for wealth, longevity, fame and influence, and as a result lived a charmed life, at least until his debt came due.

 Height: 170 lbs.
Weight: 5'6" (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Gray

History:
  (
The Twelve#4 (fb) - BTS) - Simon Dexter struck a deal with "Satan," selling his soul in return for a charmed life. He became wealthy overnight, influential with many celebrities, and his aging was slowed down.

(The Twelve#3 (fb) - BTS) - Dexter owned a penthouse condo in downtown Manhattan decorated with pop art. At some point his payment for his deal came due, but Dexter reneged paying the debt, and because "Satan's" debt collector, the Black Widow, was cryogenically frozen at the time, the demon was apparently unable to force the issue.

(The Twelve#3) - After the Black Widow was eventually found and revived, "Satan" directed her to close out Dexter's contract. That night she confronted Dexter in his condo and informed the terrified man she was there to collect on his debt.

(The Twelve#4 (fb) - BTS) - Black Widow literally ripped Dexter to pieces while he was still alive, leaving limbs, blood, bones and internal organs strewn around the apartment. Hearing his screams, his neighbor called the cops.

(The Twelve#4 (fb)) - The police arrived to find Dexter's dismembered corpse.

Comments: Created by J. Michael Straczynski, Chris Weston and Garry Leach.

   It remains unrevealed which of the many demons who call themselves Satan that Black Widow works for, and therefore it is likewise unrevealed who Dexter sold his soul to. It's also uncertain how old he was when he sold his soul; since he was sixty-five but alleged to look no older than forty, I'm guessing he probably struck his deal shortly before the lower of those two ages.

  Since what I believe is meant to be the Trump Building is visible outside his window his penthouse must have been somewhere near Wall Street.

   Since Black Widow insisted that all the victims she was sent to collect were terrible people, presumably Simon abused the power his deal brought him; if he'd just been a rich guy, or even a rich jerk, he wouldn't have warranted the final punishment she dished out.

   This profile was completed 09/26/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary's celebratory event.

 Profile by Loki.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Simon Dexter has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
The Twelve#3, p23, pan2 (main image)
The Twelve#3, p23, pan1 (Dexter's penthouse apartment)
The Twelve#3, p23, pan3 (confronted by Black Widow and her master)
The Twelve#4, p6, pan3 (dismembered body found by cops)


Appearances:
The Twelve#3-4 (May-June 2008) - J. Michael Straczynski (writer), Chris Weston (pencils), Garry Leach (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)


First Posted: 09/27/2021
Last updated:
09/26/2021

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