Baron Mordo
Baron Mordo
Personal Info:
Real Name: Karl Amadeus Mordo
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Transsylvania, Romania
First Appearance: Strange Tales Vol.1 111
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Minion of Dormammu, former disciple of the Ancient One
Base Of Operations: Castle Mordo, Transylvania
Grudges: Doctor Strange
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Magic: Baron Mordo had the ability to tap this universe's infinite store of ambient magical energy and manipulate this to a variety of effects. Some of these effects include: Forming Magical energy bolts, Erecting energy shields, Astral projection, Telepathy, Teleportation, Dimensional travel, Levitation, Illusions, Mesmerism, Conjuring objects, elements, and beings and Necromancy.
Karl Amadeus Mordo always had some affinity for magic, his father was a powerful black magician and so was his grandfather. When his grandfather the Viscount Crowler and his mother killed the father of Karl they took him to castle Crowler there he received tutoring in the mystic arts by the Viscount himself.
When he learned all there was to learn from the Viscount he went on a quest in search for the Ancient One, he who was known to be very powerful. And it was power Mordo was searching for. Power to revenge his father.
Determined to find this master of the mystic arts, Mordo made his way through the frozen wastes of the Himalayan Mountains. When he finally reached the palace, he only was accepted as the Ancient One's disciple because the latter felt in Mordo the ability for evil and decided that this was the best way to keep Mordo in check.
While Mordo was plotting against the Ancient One, during a session in which Mordo had contact with Dormammu, Stephen Strange who, at that time, was the guest of the Ancient One’s discovered him. Trying to warn the master of his pupil's treachery, Strange was discovered by Mordo and mystically restrained. But because of the fact that the Ancient One knew of the nature of Mordo, this act merely resulted in Strange becoming the Ancient One's new disciple.
Leaving the Himalayan palace, Mordo ended getting his revenge when he sacrificed Viscount Heinrich Crowler and his mother baroness Sara Crowler-Mordo. With this act Mordo burned all his former feelings except those he had for his father and his hatred against the Ancient One and his new found pupil.