Dark Messiah
Dark Messiah
Personal Info:
Real Name: Mordecai Jones
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Daredevil Vol.1 #97 (1973) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Kerwin J. Broderick, Moondragon, Disciples of Doom, Angar the Screamer, Ramrod
Group Affiliation: Madame McEvil's Terrible Trio
Base Of Operations: San Francisco, California
Grudges: Daredevil and Black Widow
Creators: Steve Gerber and Gene Colan
Enhanced Abilities: The Dark Messiah has super human strength, endurance and durability.
Energy Manipulation: The Dark Messiah is infused with an unknown form of energy, he can fire powerful blasts of energy, able to shatter a thick stone and iron wall. He can form virtually impenetrable force fields, able to encase the entire city of San Francisco. He (or one of the Disciples) can teleport himself and others, and he can use some of his energies to grant power to others.
Mordecai Jones made a living as a street performer. One day his actions frightened a dog in the crowd, which broke loose from its master and grabbed his leg. Jones was shocked, lost his balance, and cracked his head on the ground. He was rushed to a hospital, but got lost in the shuffle. A shadowy figure (Kerwin J. Broderick or Moondragon or one of their agents) grabbed Mordecai's gurney-bound body and took it to a secret room and mutated him, using technology from Moondragon, courtesy of the Eternals of Titan.
Soon, the Dark Messiah strode the streets of San Francisco, proclaiming his holiness. He saw believers within a prison and so blasted a hole in the wall, letting them all run free. Daredevil encountered him and tried to stop him.
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