Personal Info:
Real Name: Jacob Eichorn
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 309
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Partner Of Stone
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man
Creators: David Michelinie and Todd McFarlane
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Decay: Styx has the ability to cause any organic matter he touches to instantly rot and decay. Styx's power stimulates the pleasure centres of his brain and, unfortunately, the more his power is used, the more intoxicating it is for Styx.
Elongation: Styx also has the ability to elongate his fingers for long distances.
For unknown reasons, Eichorn was a homeless derelict. Eventually, he was approached by a medical research firm seeking homeless people to participate in experiments for new pharmaceuticals. The pay was good, and the danger promised to be minimal. Eichorn readily agreed. Unfortunately, one of the scientists was pursuing his own unauthorized research by exploring the theory that the human body can develop immunity to cancer by controlled exposure to the disease. As a result, Jacob Eichorn was injected with a mutated cancer compound. Although he developed an immunity to the disease, Eichorn became a living cancer himself with the ability to kill organic matter by touch. Eichorn's mind was also affected, for he took the name Styx after the mythical passage to Hades. He quickly developed a twisted affinity for death, finding that only by bringing death to others could he find happiness and release.