Damballah

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Created by: Len Wein and Gene Colan

1st appearance: Strange Tales #169 (1973)

Alias: Houngan Supreme, The serpent God

Nationality: Haitian

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Weight: 225 lbs    Height: 6’1

Eyes: Brown        Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Highly trained in the magical arts of Vaudoun. He is also an adept street fighter easily holding his own and overpowering Jericho in both their confrontations [Strange Tales #169-170].

Powers:
Highly proficient in the use of magic. He was able to kill Daniel Drumm with the aid of a voodoo doll and incinerated Fong Lee using a manifested illusion which affected reality.

WangalEquipment: He wore a Wangal around his neck carved from magical rock which enhanced his magical powers and allowed him to telepathically control snakes.

Biography

Nothing is known of his early life until he came into possession of the Wangal which he used to try and establish himself as the Houngan Supreme of Haiti. As he amassed power and followers he was opposed by Daniel Drumm. When he was defeated by Daniel he vowed revenge and using a voodoo doll effigy of Daniel he sapped the boys power and eventually killed him [Strange Tales #169]. Jericho who had returned to Haiti to aid his brother was easily defeated by Damballah who taunted him and allowed him to live [Strange Tales #169].

He then called together the Voodoo priest and priestesses across the globe to declare himself Houngan Supreme. When the Asian representative scoffed at his claims he incinerated him to intimidate the rest of the ‘Council of Vaudou’ into submission [Strange Tales #170]. Jericho Drumm now Brother Voodoo challenged him to single combat and after he was stripped of the Wengal he was killed by the very snakes he once controlled [Strange Tales #170].

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