Nicholas Scratch
Nicholas Scratch
Personal Info:
Real Name: Nicholas Scratch
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: New Salem, Colorado
First Appearance: Fantastic Four Vol.1185
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Salem's Seven
Base Of Operations: New Salem, Colorado
Grudges: The Fantastic Four
Creators: Len Wein and George Perez
Magic:Scratch possesses vast indeterminate power through manipulation of the forces of magic. He has teleported, fired bolts of force and energy, and has travelled between dimensions. He also has shown the ability to control and influence minds. He has animated gargoyles to serve him. He could gain more power by the tapping of extra-dimensional energy by invoking entities or objects of power existing in dimensions tangential to Earth's through the recitation of spells. He has the mental powers of mesmerism, thought-casting, illusion-casting, and mental-probing.
Satan Staff: Scratch wields the Satan Staff, a mystical power object that serves as a focus for Scratch's magical powers, although he can employ his powers without the staff. Using the staff, he can direct the combined magical powers of the entire community of New Salem when they allowed him to do so.
In the 17 Century Salem, Massachusetts, those who practiced witchcraft were slain for their beliefs, promoting the surviving practitioners to leave humanity behind and found the town of New Salem deep in the Rocky Mountains, swearing never to involve themselves in mortal affairs again. In recent years, however, the witch Agatha Harkness, once leader of New Salem, defied her town's laws by venturing into the outside world where she was hired as Franklin Richards' nanny. Her son, Nicholas Scratch, became New Salem's leader and set out to punish Harkness, by abducting Franklin.