Personal Info:
Real Name: Shagreen
Also Known As: Shaggy; Sharpytooth; Nastyface
Place Of Birth: L'un Dun-T'wn
First Appearance: Nightcrawler Vol.1 #1 (1985) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Shuma-Gorath
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: L'un Dun-T'wn
Grudges: Nightcrawler
Creators: Dave Cockrum
Magic: Shagreen can call upon a great many magical spells, including incantations enabling him to repel opponents and hurl mystical bolts of energy. He draws upon his power by offering ritual sacrifices to the dark god Cthuma-Gurath. The full extent of Shagreen's mystical prowess has never been measured.
Staff: Shagreen focuses his power through a magic staff, which greatly amplifies his own innate abilities. A large percentage of the sorcerer's magical effects are produced through this weapon.
Shagreen was a powerful sorcerer whose reputation had inspired awe and fear from all those around him. Operating from his floating fortress L'un Dun-T'wn, Shagreen practiced various dark enchantments and gained his power through sacrificing human victims to dark god known as Cthuma-Gurath. In order to adequately protect his power base, he created two large stone serpents to guard the front gates of his fortress from enemy intruders. However, the serpents were not enough to keep a mischievous race of creatures known as Boggies from invading Shagreen's home.
Shagreen discovered the Boggies' presence and coveted their innate powers of teleportation. To keep them in line, he erected a mystic ward, which prevented the imps from ever leaving L'un Dun-T'wn. What Shagreen didn't know however, was that the Boggies also possessed the ability to disappear through reflective surfaces. Although they were trapped inside his castle, they could effectively hide from him by jumping into any of the various mirrors located throughout the building.
Years passed, and Shagreen came no closer towards discovering the art of teleportation. One fateful day, a pirate by the name Long John McGurk delivered to him a mutant from an alternate dimension known as Nightcrawler. Shagreen paid McGurk ten-thousand gold pieces for the strange individual and soon learned that Nightcrawler shared many physical characteristics with the diminutive Boggies, including their gift of teleportation. He attached Nightcrawler to a device that negated his abilities, allowing the sorcerer to study him at length.
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