Personal Info:
Real Name: Unknown
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Quistalium
First Appearance: X-Men Vol.1 9
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: The Arcana
Base Of Operations: The "Nameless Dimension"
Grudges: X-Men
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Enhanced Abilities: Lucifer has super human strength and endurance.
Leaping: Lucifer can leap great distances.
Flight: Lucifer is able to fly.
Force Fields: Lucifer is able to form force fields.
Ionic Blasts: Lucifer can project blasts of ionic energy.
Ionic Powers: Lucifer has gained a vast control over ionic energy and can create silvery beings that are virtually immune to damage and could fire ionic blasts. When he gained an even greater mastery he could create duplicates of actual super humans. He could also "fuse" his physical and mental essence with another sentient being, creating a psychic link between himself and his "host.
Arcane Technology: Lucifer has access to the highly advanced technology of the Arcane, which includes a mind control device; a thermal bomb that can destroy an entire continent; a Mento-Wave Receiver to track psionic energy, and a second device to follow this energy and strike down their source; Ultra-Robots; and Dominus, the device with which he would deaden the wills of an entire planet.
The alien who would become known as Lucifer is a member of the extraterrestrial race called the Quists who have established a large interstellar empire in the Milky Way galaxy. However, their existence and their imperialism are known to few starfaring races. Eons ago, the Quists constructed the highly advanced computer complex known as Dominus, as well as the advanced Ultra-Robots needed to operate it. To conquer a planet, the Quists would establish a secret base there and then eventually teleport Dominus and its robots there. Dominus would be modified each time to affect the minds of the race inhabiting the planet to be conquered; in each case the study and modification designs would take a number of Earth years. Finally, when Dominus was ready, it would blanket the planet with rays that deadened the wills of the planet's natives, so that the Quists could easily enslave them. Dominex was used to destroy a planet that Dominus was unable to takeover.
The future Lucifer started out in the lowest stratum of Quistalium society, a caste that occupied several barren asteroids in orbit around the home world. His parents, whom he later would hardly remember, had been part of the faceless multitude that worked the asteroids' radioactive mines, serving their civilization in the most mundane and mechanical way possible. However, Lucifer's brain enzymes revealed an enormous potential for strategic intelligence, after which he was trained with the sons and daughters of aristocrats whom he outshone on a regular basis; as a result, he was forced to endure physical punishment at their hands. Lucifer refused to balk at the beatings or to stop demonstrating his superiority, viewing the torments, as another rite of training, an exercise that would make his will stronger with each passing day.
Lucifer oversaw many successful campaigns. He identified dozens of unsuspecting species and methodically plotted their downfalls, pursuing each scheme with painstaking care and diligence until the time came to activate Dominus and deaden the wills of the populace. He never failed in any of these missions.
On Quistalium, Lucifer's efforts brought him glory and prestige, earning him a large, well-appointed estate by the dazzling Falls of Fire; medals enough to fill a sleeping chamber; and long parades before cheering throngs in the immense synthetic canyons of the capital. His successes propelled him to the top of Quistalium's military hierarchy, garnered him the admiration of lesser agents, and gave him access to his government's secret inner councils. Still, the only reward he ever coveted was conquest itself; his only desires were to serve the Supreme One and to expand the Quistalian Empire. Lucifer was sent to Earth to begin preparations for its conquest.