Mister Jip
Mister Jip
Personal Info:
Real Name: Unknown
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: The Far East
First Appearance: Strange Tales Vol.2 #8 (1987) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Yipyap, Night, Day
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Cloak and Dagger
Creators: Terry Austin and Bret Blevins
Magic:Mister Jip is a powerful magic user, although the full extent and range of his spells remain unknown. He has performed such effects as mesmerism, endowing others with superhuman powers, and creating physical and psychic bonds to bind victims and to prevent teleportation. He also uses a spell that forces a victim's spirit to leave his body, as long as the victim is evil or filled with dark energy. He can then absorb the flesh of the abandoned body into his own, granting him a type of immortality even though bodies gained in such a manner decay at a rapid rate. Due to the nature of Jip's body, he has a number of extra limbs and sensory organs that he can extrude and use at will. Jip's magically created servant, Yipyap, is able to split into two parts, each part having one eye. Yipyap can fly, detect evil/dark energy, and physically link with Mister Jip to show him exactly what the creature has observed visually.
Mr. Jip was born centuries ago somewhere in the Far East, under another name. At an early age, he left home to seek out as much knowledge as he could possibly learn. He heard of an enlightened city called Kamar Taj, somewhere in the Himalayas. When he finally reached the city, he found nothing but hulking ruins. Saddened by the lost chance to gain more knowledge, he laid down and cried. The last citizen of the city heard him, and thought he was weeping over the dead city. The citizen, who would someday become the sorcerer supreme known as the Ancient One, took Jip on as his first student.
Jip studied under the Ancient One for many years, until he was caught studying some books of dark magic. The Ancient One banished Jip, but allowed him to live. Jip continued his studies, but he was worried because he couldn't live long enough to learn as much as he wanted to. He learned how to continue his life span by usurping the bodies of others. Unfortunately, he can only usurp the bodies of evil people, and the body decays at a rapid rate.
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