Deimos (comics)

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Deimos
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Art by Mike Grell.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance 1st Issue Special #8 (Nov. 1975)
Created by Mike Grell (writer & artist)
In-story information
Alter ego Deimos
Species Homo Magi
Place of origin Skartaris
Abilities see powers and abilities

Deimos is a fictional supervillain published by DC Comics. He debuted in 1st Issue Special #8, (Nov. 1975), and was created by Mike Grell as a foil for Travis Morgan the Warlord. This should not be confused with the Deimos who is one of the Children of Ares.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Initially Deimos used advanced New Atlantean science to achieve his ends, later he became an adept of black magic. Deimos was a high priest of the kingdom of Thera who used knowledge hidden in the legendary Scrolls of Blood to ascend to the throne of that city-state. Not content with a single city-state, he plotted to conquer all of Skartaris only to be foiled by Travis Morgan—now known as the Warlord.

Mask of Life[edit]

Deimos was killed by Morgan after kidnapping the hero's paramour, Tara. However, he was soon resurrected by one of his lackeys using the Mask of Life. Deimos initially pretended to be a sorcerer, but his power actually came from access to New Atlantean technology. After being resurrected by the Mask of Life, Deimos became immortal and could transform himself into a serpent or dragon. He could also summon demons from an unknown dimension to do his bidding. The vengeful Deimos kidnapped and cloned Morgan's son Joshua to do battle with his father. Morgan slew both the Joshua clone and Deimos.

Evil One[edit]

Deimos was resurrected several more times before striking a bargain with the Evil One. The Evil One brought the would-be conqueror to life a final time, but stripped him of his powers. Eventually, Morgan and Deimos entered combat for the last time, and Deimos was decapitated and his head thrown to a wolf pack.

Powers and abilities[edit]

  • Pre-resurrection he had no inherent powers, but was proficient with New Atlantean technology.
  • Post-resurrection by the Mask of Life he had: Immortality, could transform into a serpent or dragon, demon summoning.
  • Post-resurrection by the Evil One he had no powers.

In other media[edit]

Television[edit]

Toys[edit]

  • In 1982, several of the characters from the "Warlord" series received action figures in a line called "Lost World of the Warlord" from Remco. Deimos was one of the figures (along with Warlord, Machiste, Rostov, and Hercules).
  • In 2011, Deimos received an action figure in Mattel's Justice League Unlimited line, in a multi-pack alongside Warlord and Supergirl.

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