|First appearance||Batman #445 (March 1990)|
|Created by||Marv Wolfman
|Alter ego||(I) Gregor Dosynski
(III) Braid Wilson
Artificially hardened skin
Extremely resistant to physical pain
Exceptional hand-to-hand combatant
Weapons and explosives expert
Access to hi-tech equipment
Fictional character biography
The NKVDemon appears in the storyline "When The Earth Dies". He is a protégé of the Russian assassin the KGBeast, and was trained by him. The NKVDemon is systematically trying to kill a list of 10 pro-Glasnost Soviet government officials, considering them traitors to the cause of communism. The tenth person on his list is then president Mikhail Gorbachev.
After murdering the first nine people on his list, interspersed with increasingly violent confrontations with Batman, who has travelled to Moscow in an attempt to stop him, the NKVDemon is killed by police gunfire while trying to assassinate President Gorbachev on Earth Day.
An assassin named Nicodemus takes up the mantle and costume of the original NKVDemon, and is hired to kill Aquaman. NKVDemon II is defeated by Aquaman and Batman, and eventually killed while in jail.
The third character's name is Braid Wilson. The third character works for Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong (The General), in his attempt to incite a war between two Middle Eastern nations. During this affair, he runs afoul of Robin and Nightwing, who have come to apprehend the General. More recently Wilson serves as the bodyguard to the head of the Gotham Odessa family, and is killed in the shootout that incites the Gotham gang war.
Powers and Abilities
Like his Teacher; KGBeast, NKVDemon has Steroid-enhanced strength, but unlike KGbeast, NKVDemon also has artificially hardened skin. Because of this, Demon is extremely resistant to physical pain. Trained by KGbeast and NKVD, NKVDemon is exceptional at hand-to-hand combat as well as being a firearms and explosives expert and is a master of disguise. Demon has access to hi-tech equipment provided to him by the NKVD. Along with his more combat-centric abilities, he was trained by the NKVD to be a skillful strategist, an expert of deception, and to be extremely stealthy.
- Batman #445-447
- McHoul, A. W. (1996). Semiotic Investigations: Towards an Effective Semiotics. U of Nebraska Press. pp. 159–160. ISBN 0-8032-3191-1.
- Aquaman vol. 4 #8 (July 1992)
- Robin vol. 2 #47 (November 1997)
- NKVDemon I at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
- NKVDemon II at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
- NKVDemon III at the Unoffiial Guide to the DC Universe