HistoryMephisto is an extra-dimensional demon, his nature and origins unknown. He is the ruler of a fiery dimension he calls Hell, and has a number of lesser demons serving him. His domain also houses the astral bodies of certain deceased human beings, trapped in the bodies of demons. These demons have been magically altered to look like the deceased's mortal form.
Powers and Abilities
PowersMephisto possesses vast supernatural power, which is apparently inherent within him. He can use this magical energy for various effects, among which are: augmentation of his own physical strength, levitation, teleportation, the projection of mystical energy as force-blasts, invisibility, matter manipulation, image projection, size transformation of his own body or other objects or beings, the creation of temporary interdimensional apertures, and so on. Mephisto also possesses certain powers enabling him to capture and detain the astral bodies (sheaths of the soul) of recently deceased human beings. Mephisto does not have jurisdiction over all the souls of humankind's recently deceased. It is not yet known what the prerequisite conditions are for him to be able to manipulate a human soul, nor is it known the precise means by which he accomplishes the feat. Mephisto's power seems to be connected to his extra-dimensional domain and diminishes over time spent away from it. Thus he usually sends demonic agents to do his bidding.
AbilitiesAs a demon, Mephisto is functionally immortal and beyond such human needs as nourishment, air, and sleep. His body appears to be composed of some supernatural substance more durable and resilient than human flesh and tissue. Among the demons of various netherworlds adjacent to Earth, Mephisto has few rivals in terms of personal power and scope of influence. Only Thog and Satannish come close. Mephisto occasionally appears to mortals in the guise of Satan, exploiting mankind's belief in a single supreme entity of evil.
There seems to be no single feat beyond Mephisto's capability, with two exceptions: the subjugation of any sentient being's will to his own without that being's deliberate submission, and the "reading" of a sentient being's thoughts.
- 53 Appearances of Mephisto (Earth-616)
- 11 Images featuring Mephisto (Earth-616)
- 13 Quotations by or about Mephisto (Earth-616)
- Character Gallery: Mephisto (Earth-616)
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