Personal Info:
Real Name: Dormammu
Also Known As: Dread One, The Black One, Eater of Souls, Lord of Darkness, Lord of Chaos, Lord of the Dark Dimension
Place Of Birth: Universe of the Faltine
First Appearance: Strange Tales Vol.1 #126 (1964) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Baron Mordo, The Hood, Mindless Ones, Umar, Satannish
Group Affiliation: Hell-Lords
Base Of Operations: The Dark Dimension
Grudges: Doctor Strange
Creators: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
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Magic: Dormammu is a member of the energy-race the Faltine. The race is an actual mystical entity, producing an unlimited amount of mystical energy. Dormammu is one of the most powerful magic-wielders to ever exist. Potentially, he can perform virtually any magical feat. Such feats have included in the past: cancelling out any magical spell of another, creating passages into and from other dimensions, forming bolts and shields of magical energy, communicate telepathically throughout dimensions, transforming himself or others into another substance, and endowing others with new powers or enhancing old ones.
Immortality: Dormammu is virtually indestructible and immortal due to his energy form composed of raw magical energy which is increased and replenished, at least partially, by worship throughout various dimensions.
Dormammu, along with his sister Umar, is a mutant member of an extra-dimensional society of energy beings called the Faltine. Unlike other Faltinians they were not perfect copies of their progenitor Sinifer and they hungered for matter instead of energy. They were banished from their home dimension for turning Sinifer into matter, which was considered the equivalent of murder.
They sought sanctuary from Olnar, the wizard-king of the Dark Dimension, a small pocket cosmos in a dimension other than Earth's, in which the laws of reality are different from those in the Earth dimension. (It has been speculated that this occurred thousands of years ago.) Dormammu and Umar promised to show Olnar how to expand his realm. Intrigued, Olnar overruled the objections of the other wizards of his realm, who distrusted the two exiles, and he granted Dormammu and Umar not only sanctuary but also positions of power. In return, the two Faltinians showed Olnar how to break down inter-dimensional barriers and to absorb other pocket dimensions into his own. However, after many years of such conquests, it was discovered that a pocket cosmos that had recently been added to the Dark Dimension was the home of the savage creatures called the Mindless Ones. The Mindless Ones spread destruction throughout the Dark Dimension and killed Olnar. The surviving wizards blamed the two Faltinians. Suspecting that the wizards would attack the two of them, Dormammu and Umar struck first and defeated the wizards. The two Faltinians then combined their magic to imprison the Mindless Ones behind a mystic barrier that still exists today. The people of the Dark Dimension acclaimed Dormammu and Umar for saving them from the Mindless Ones and chose them as regents of the Dark Dimension. Dormammu transformed himself into pure mystical energy and became the regent of the dark dimension.
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