Personal Info:
Real Name: Unknown
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Annual 2
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: New York City, NY
Grudges: Spider-Man and Doctor Strange
Creators: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
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Magic: Xandu has various magic powers which are vastly increased by the Wand of Watoomb. The most common effects of his powers are force blasts and force shields, deadly bolts, opening inter-dimensional gates and dimensional transportation. Enhanced by the Wand of Watoomb his powers extend to a level enabling him to control the reality of an entire extra-dimensional world.
Hypnotism: Xandu is also an exceptional hypnotizer and entrancer. His hypnotic spell can gift the target of the spell with superior abilities. Xandu is also able to follow and command the hypnotized's actions using "hypnotic eyes". His mind control was almost extended to an infinity range when he used the Ruby of Domination combined with the Eye of Agamotto.
During his first years of study Xandu spoke about occultism to a group of curious persons. In the first row of bystanders he saw a beautiful woman: Melinda Morrison. That same night Xandu and Melinda became lovers.
Unfortunately, during one of his experiments, the arcane energies released by Xandu unwittingly hit Melinda with as a deadly bolt. Melinda fell, Xandu tried to revive her using all his knowledge but didn't succeeded. She apparently slept in a state similar to death, but Xandu didn't understand that she was actually dead and she only seemed to sleep.
Continuing his researches Xandu discovered that an object of incomparable power could help him to revive Melinda: the Wand of Watoomb.
Many years had passed since Melinda's death when Xandu finally managed to steal one half of the Wand that was split in two during a fight between Dr. Strange and Cyrus Black. Xandu took Black's half before Dr. Strange could get his hands on it. Xandu then set about acquiring the other half of the wand from Dr. Strange.