Personal Info:
Real Name: Ichabod Rasputin
Also Known As: High Priest of Tavi, Priest of Purity
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Iron Man Vol.1 #56 (1973) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Fangor
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Manhattan, New York
Grudges: Iron Man
Creators: Steve Gerber and Jim Starlin
Magic: Rasputin claims to have great occult knowledge and abilities.
Tavistick: Rasputin wields the Tavistick, which he claims has great magical power. Rasputin apparently used the Tavistick to animate Fangor, although it did not allow him to control the monster.
Rasputin has long been a worshipper of Tavi. He saw himself as holding the key to saving mankind. As a grammar teacher, he tried to impart his occult theories to eager young minds, telling them that Tavi would come back and step on them, but he was fired when the principal learned of his unorthodox curriculum.
Determined to punish society for its crimes against him, Raputin spent all of his waking hours studying Tavi. Eventually he located the formula to recreate the mystic Tavistick. However, his efforts to accomplish this caused an explosion, blowing up a wall and traumatizing three old ladies standing outside. He was imprisoned for a time.
Eventually, Rasputin succeeded in recreating the Tavistick. He knew one day it would work, and on that day, he would have his revenge on the whole world.
Rasputin at Marvel Database
Rasputin at Marvel Universe: The Appendix