Personal Info:
Real Name: Modebl
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Captain America Comics Vol.1 #25 (1943) Golden Age Villain
Known Associates: No known Associates
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Unrevealed home dimension
Grudges: Captain America
Creators: Syd Shores
The majority of Modeblís powers and abilities remain unknown. He likely possessed all the standard powers of a demon. He was capable in altering his size and more than likely had superhuman strength and endurance. He was also extremely ancient and virtually immortal. His greatest power came in the form of a curse that enabled Modebl to turn others into a form of lycanthropic mummies. Once the hapless victim was transformed, they were mentally enslaved and under his complete control. He created a mystical potion used by his followers to send their souls to his realm and this was placed inside a hollow area within the Laughing Sphinx pendant. He was shown to have a large group of mummies by his side, used as guards in his throne room and probably commanded an unknown number of others.
In an unknown period of ancient Egypt, a temple was built in Modebl's name and he was worshiped as a god. Modebl created a magic potion and placed it inside a Laughing Sphinx pendant, and granted it to his templeís high priest for communal ceremonies. Sometime in the past, his temple disappeared from written records and remained lost in the Egyptian sands until it was rediscovered by the archaeologist, Professor Jameson Karr. While digging at the site, the Laughing Sphinx pendant was found the professor and brought to America for further study. In the course of investigation, Professor Karr unlocked a secret compartment within the pendant and partook of the liquid potion contained inside. His soul was immediately transported to Modebl in his throne room. Modebl, needing someone to act as his agent of destruction on the Earthly plane, cursed the unfortunate professor and turned him into a mummy, sending him back to kill and spread the word of Modeblís power.
Modebl at Marvel Database
Modebl at Marvel Universe: The Appendix