Personal Info:
Real Name: Unknown
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Thor Vol.1 319
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Thor
Creators: Doug Moench and Keith Pollard
Enhanced Abilities: Zaniac has superhuman strength, durability and endurance.
Radioactive Knives: Zaniac can create and project knives composed of radioactive energy.
The entity that would become known as Zaniac possessed various hosts, overwhelming them with a bloodlust to kill beautiful women, calling them “pretty-pretties.” When killed, the entity would pass to another host through a host of vermin infecting its body. It is believed that this entity possessed Jack the Ripper in England, and that the entity survived in various hosts, continuing its killing spree and operation under different names, but little is known about its activities.
In recent years, actor Brad Wolfe accepted the role of the fictional Zaniac in a slasher movie. Zaniac’s script detailed a background of severe abuse and neglect leading to misogyny (all of which Wolfe identified with), the bloody murders of several women, and time in an insane asylum. The movie was being filmed at the site of the Manhattan Project, where the atom was first split, in Chicago. Wolfe, dressed as Zaniac in front of the cameras, chased a woman with a knife and unwittingly ran into the bleachers, where a massive explosion released radiation and mutated Wolfe into Zaniac. Super-strong and able to create energy knives, the Zaniac craved blood.