Category Archives: Black Supervillains

Morana Simmons

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Publisher: Image Comics

Alias: The one

Created by: David Hine and Brian Haberlin

1st appearance: Spawn #168

Nationality: American

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 5’7    Weight: 145 lbs

Eyes: Brown      Hair: Black

Relatives:

Paternal: Henry Simmons and Alma (Ancestors) Little Richie (Uncle), Marc Simmons (Uncle), Bernard Simmons (Grandfather), Mrs. Simmons (Grandmother), Al Simmons/Spawn (Father)

Maternal: Granny Blake (Grandmother), Wanda Fitzgerald (Mother), Selma (Great Great Grandmother), Michael (Great Grandfather), Thomas Coram (Great Great Grandfather)

Siblings: Cyan Fitgerald (1/2 Sister)

Biography

Morena first appears as a shrouded figure behind Mammon [spawn #168]. She reappears still shrouded to her grandmother [Spawn #176].

Mamon reveals to Wanda and Al that when Al attacked her while she was pregnant had been his influence because he wanted their child. The perfect Hellspawn. Mammon had delivered their child and kept her for 18 years. On that day she performs a blood ceremony to consecrate her [Spawn #182].

She finally meets her biological parents Al and Wanda, she considered Mamon her true father and held her parents responsible for throwing her away those years ago. She took the Spawn symbiot from Nyx at Mammon’s behest. She then plans to storm earth and enslave mankind. As she attacks ‘Al Simmons’ her sister Cyan beckons Al to call forth the legion to kill her [Spawn #183]. She easily dispatched them and made short work of Spawn. Nyx with the help of Cyan binds Mammon and Morena thus saving all mankind [Spawn #184].


Slab

Slab1Publisher: Image Comics

Created by:  Erik Larsen

Real Name: Unknown

1st appearance: Savage Dragon #24

Nationality: Unknown

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: US citizen with no criminal record

Height: 5’9   (Human)     8’3 (Monster)

Weight: 190 lbs (Human)       650 lbs (Monster)

Eyes: Brown (Human)     White (Monster)

Hair: Black (Human)                 None (Monster)

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Unknown

Powers: Superhuman strength, resistance to Injury and endurance.

Biography

Nothing is known of his past except that he tried to gain control/leadership of the ‘Vicious Circle’. During his attempted coup the superhuman Negate used his powers on Slab de-powering him and thus making him human. With his powers gone it’s assumed he was killed by the Vicious Circle [Savage Dragon #24].


Midnight Sun

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1st appearance: Special Marvel Edition #16 (February 1974)

Real Name: M’Nai

Aliases: Midnight; The Dark Destroyer

Nationality: African

Team Affiliations: Si Fan; Legion of the Unliving

Legal Status: legally dead; criminal of the Kree Empire

Height: 6’2”   Weight: 210lbs  

Eyes: Brown        Hair: Black

Relatives: unnamed parents (deceased)

Skills and abilities: master combatant, equal to Shang Chi, ability to vanish into shadows

Powers: as Midnight- none; as Midnight Sun- clone body of original body genetically engineered by Kree to have superhuman strength, durability, reflexes, stamina, and also retains all combat skills; outfitted with disc attachments to his hands and feet to allow space travel, and he can exist in space indefinitely

Weapons: Midnight is armed with various daggers, throwing stars, and nunchucks.

Biography

Tragic Origins

M’Nai was born in a village located in Africa to parents who were agents of Fu Manchu, who operated a base from there. When the base was assaulted by Sir Denis Nayland Smith, M’Nai’s parents were killed in the raid and M’Nai was orphaned as an infant. An aide of Fu Manchu found M’Nai in the wreckage and saw the scars on his face from the fire. The aide wanted to put the crying infant out of his misery, but Fu Manchu stopped him. Fu Manchu realized that the child was not crying from pain, but from hatred towards those who caused the death of his parents. Fu Manchu took the child back to his fortress and raised him like a son alongside his other son; Shang Chi. M’Nai wore a mask to cover his scars. At the age of seven, Shang Chi ask M’Nai to remove the mask. M’Nai refused and the boys dueled. The fight was a stalemate, and the two became good friends (Special Marvel Edition #16).

When M’Nai was 15 he was accused of stealing from Fu Manchu. M’Nai’s accuser was on of Fu Manchu’s trusted aides, and told Shang Chi and on of Fu Manchu’s other aides his accusation. M’Nai and Shang Chi fought when M’Nai approached Shang Chi about what he had been told. The two were able to put aside their difference and find the real thief. They tried to tell the other aide but was not believed. Shang Chi felt that Fu Manchu set the whole thing up to see if the boys would turn on each other. (Master of Kung Fu #41; June 1976) M’Nai’s first assignment was to go extend an invitation to the villain known as Half-Face to join Fu Manchu’s Si Fan. After fighting his way into Half Face’s home, M’Nai; now as Midnight; extended the offer, but was refused. Midnight felt sympathy towards Half Face because they both were disfigured. (Iron Man Annual #4; 1077) Shang Chi was sent by his father to assassinate an individual, in which Shang Chi refused. This act was the end of both his relationship with his father and M’Nai, who he felt was his brother. Shang Chi left and was located by Fu Manchu in New York.

Death

Fu Manchu sent Midnight after Shang Chi. When they first faced each other, he could not bring himself to fight Shang Chi, who he still considered a friend. When Midnight told Fu Manchu about this, Fu Manchu told him Shang Chi was a traitor and no longer his friend. Midnight found him again and tried to kill him. During the course of the fight, Midnight attempted to kick Shang Chi while they were on a winch and Shang Chi evaded the kick. Midnight’s momentum carried him over the edge and to his death.  Midnight’s cape was snagged on the winch’s hook and snapped his neck (Special Marvel Edition #16). 

Right before his death, Midnight was grabbed by Kang into the time stream. Kang employed him in his Legion of the Unliving, which attacked the Avengers. Midnight fought Mantis to a standstill, and Mantis was able to flee. Midnight caught up with Mantis, but was defeated and sent back to his proper place in time by Immortus (Avengers #132-132; January-February 1975; Giant Size Avengers #3; February 1975).

Agent of the Kree

After being returned to his time, Midnight’s body was taken by the Kree and placed in storage.  20 years passed, and the Kree found themselves in battle with the Silver Surfer. One of the Kree doctors reanimated Midnight’s brain and placed it in a augmented cloned body. The body was designed to be able to battle the Surfer. Now known as Midnight Sun, he was able to hold his own at first, using a shadow cloud the Kree released to attack. The Surfer was able to locate Midnight Sun in one of the clouds and defeat him.  As the Surfer approach the Kree planet, Midnight Sun was able to escape and was defeated, and was rescued by a Kree tractor beam. He was sent to defend the planet, and initially hesitated, but attacked the Surfer again after being goaded by the Surfer, and is once again defeated. (Silver Surfer #29-30; October-November 1989) Midnight Sun was turned over to the Kree for reprogramming. It was felt that his old memories were responsible for him hesitating in battle, and they needed to be purged. Midnight Sun broke free and escaped fighting off an entire battalion of Kree soldiers before being allowed to leave. Midnight Sun flew to the Earth’s moon to contemplate who he really was. (Silver Surfer Annual #4 1991)

Reunion

While on the moon, Midnight Sun saw the Silver Surfer flying towards Earth and flew into his path to see if the Surfer knew who he was. They two fought as Midnight Sun attempted to make the Surfer talk to him. The battle was seen by the Inhumans, midnight Sun was injured in the fight and had to remove his mask. The Surfer was horrified by Midnight Sun’s appearance. As Midnight Sun fought to hide his face, the Inhumans appeared. The Surfer informed them that he did not know who Midnight Sun was, but they departed as friends. Midnight Sun went with the Inhumans, who treated his wounds. (Silver Surfer #60; December 1991) Midnight Sun returned to Earth, and his earliest memory was of fighting Shang Chi. He located Shang Chi and started fighting him. Shang Chi realized what Midnight Sun wanted, and told him he was M’Nai, his brother. (Shang Chi. Master of Kung Fu One Shot #1; NOVEMBER 2009)

 


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].


Taskmaster

Taskmaster5Created by Brian Michael Bendis

1st appearance: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #26, 2013

Nationality: Unknown

Real Name: Unknown

Team Affiliations: Unknown

Legal Status: Unknown

Weight: 210 lbs       Height: 6’2

Eyes: Brown             Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Abilities: Skilled armed and unarmed combatant trained in unspecified martial arts.

Powers: He has an unspecified degree of resistance to injury and can absorb and re-channel whatever powers are used against him.

Biography

Hired by Roxxon corporation CEO Donal to track down Roxxon test subjects Cloak and Dagger [Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #26, 2013]. While tracking his prey he found Spider-man, Spider-Woman and another of Roxxon’s experiments Bombshell. He quickly took down the trio with an illegal paralyzer weapon [Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #26, 2013]. With the heroes unaware of his powers he was allowed to absorb both their super strength and Spider-man‘s venom blast. He almost defeated the heroes when Bombshell, Cloak and Dagger came into play giving him even more power. He was only subdued when Cloak consumed him [Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #27, 2013].

He alludes to working with weapon-X and his connection to the program which created Wolverine [Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #27, 2013].


Queen of Diamonds

Queen of Diamonds

Queen of Diamonds

 

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories #23, June 1977

Created by: Janet Gari and Winslow Mortimer based on the Electric company script by Tom Whedon

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 5’5              Weight: 130 lbs

Eyes: Brown                Hair: Black

Relatives:  Unknown

Powers: None

Skills: Expert thief, infiltrator and escapist.

Biography

Her real name and background are unknown. She first appears stealing an engagement ring from right off the finger of a woman in a park. She goes on a spree which is halted by Spider-man when he sets a trap and sends her to prison [Spidey Super Stories #23].


Sphinx

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Created by: Fabian Nicienza

1st appearance: New Warriors #4, 1990

Nationality: Egyptian

Real Name: Meryet Karim

Height: 5’10”       Weight: 250lbs

Eyes: Green        Hair: Black

Skills and abilities: Has retained all the knowledge and skills of all her reincarnations over the centuries, including college educations

Powers: Due to the Ka Stone Meryet can alter reality within a several mile radius; can shoot het, light, or force blast from the stone, her hands or her eyes, enhance her strength, teleport of distances read minds or a person’s memories which will kill them, she is also eternally reincarnate and retains all of the knowledge of her past lives; without the stone the bearer will lose all the powers and revert to their true age and possibly crumble to dust

Weapons: none

Biography

Meryet Karim was a desert nomad who found Anath-Na Mut soon after he finds the Ka Stone and was unconscious. Meryet absorbs residual energies from the Ka Stone which grant her a fraction of its’ power while nursing Anath Na Mut back to health. After her death Meryet was reincarnated into new bodies and retained the knowledge of her previous lives with each perpetual rebirth. Meryet finds the pieces of the Ka Stone, rebuilds it, and becomes the new Sphinx. Meryet then alters history and has Anath-Na Mut kill Moses. By doing this Egypt was placed in position to conquer the world. Meryet’s plans are thwarted by the New Warriors. She resurrects Anath-Na in an attempt to reclaim his love. Anath, now being empowered again, battles the New Warriors. Anath-Na Mut was forced to face his feelings for Karim and decides to merge with her into a composite entity, which goes back in time to live a normal life (New Warriors #47-50, 1994, Nova #6-7, 1994, Night thrasher Vol. 2 #11-12, 1994)


Blade Doppleganger

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Created by: Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan

 

1st appearance: Tomb of Dracula #48, (September, 1976)

 

Nationality: American

 

Team Affiliations: None

 

Legal Status: US citizen with criminal record.

 

Height: 6’2              Weight: 215 lbs

 

Eyes: Brown                  Hair: Black

 

Relatives: Blade/Eric Brooks (Genetic Template)

 

Skills and Abilities: Proficient in the use of Bladed weapons though not to the extent of his genetic template.

 

Powers: The clone was a vampire version of Blade and as a result had all the conventional strengths and weaknesses of a vampire.

Biography

Evil clone of the Vampire Hunter Blade. Created by Deacon Frost.


Marie Laveau

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Created by: Gene Coleman and Roy Thomas

1st appearance: Dracula Lives #2,September 1973

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 5’6              Weight: 120 lbs

Eyes: Brown                Hair: Black

Relatives:  Charles Laveau (Father), Darcantel Marguerite (Mother), Several unnamed children (Status Unknown)

Skills and Abilities: Skilled Dancer, hair dresser and voodoo sorceress.

Powers: Unrevealed.

Biography

Early Years

Marie Laveau was the daughter of a wealthy estate owner named Charles Laveau and a slave Darcantel Marguerite in Saint Domingue located, Haiti in the year of 1794. After a slave revolt in Haiti she arrived in New Orleans in 1809 where she made a living as a hairdresser.  Sometime later she began practicing voodoo magic and married Jacques Paris in 1819 but soon after he mysteriously died. By 1830 she was well known as a seller of charms. In 1835 she wed again and just as before he mysteriously died. Over the course of the 1800’s she had fifteen children. Marie was reported as dead in 1881 but was still seen roaming the streets soon after. Marie is also reportedly the cause of the 1895 hurricane which struck New Orleans.   

During the dawn of the 19th century men came from across the globe to watch her dance naked in the moonlight and by day women bought her love potions. The sorcerer Cagliostro was enthralled by her and became her lover.  From him she learned the secrets of immortality which he had learned from the Darkhold itself. She aged so slowly that many came to believe that there had been two Marie’s, a mother and a daughter. Cagliostro eventually did leave her and by that time she was an old woman in form as he had given her an incomplete formula for immortality. She was tended to by her most faithful of followers’ generation to generation [Dracula Lives #2 and #7].  Gaston her latest caretaker managed to bring Dracula to her side and use his blood to complete an immortality ritual which fully restored her youth and vitality while transferring all her age to Gaston. Laveau then proposed an alliance with Dracula though he refused [Dracula Lives #2 and #7].

Modern Times

She came into conflict with Doctor Strange when she was bound to the will of Silver Dagger. During the conflict she saved his life [Marvel Team-Up v1. #76-77]. After the Montessi Formula was used to banish vampirism from the Earth plane she realized that her immortality formula would be compromised and thus used her powers to control Monica Rambeau who she sent through time to bring back a vial of vampiric blood. Monica was successful but upon returning to the present the blood was rendered useless [Marvel Fanfare #42]. She was allies with the Minoru family [Mystic Arcana: Sister Grimm #1]. She again failed to find a substitute Vampiric blood in a failed plan involving Morbius and Victor strange which left her home burnt to the ground [Doctor Strange v3. #14]. Crossing paths with Dr. Strange once more she manages to get her hands on the ‘darkhold’ and make her way to Haiti. Raising small army of vampires she was opposed by Brother Voodoo and an army of Zombies. Defeated and her vampires killed she fled once more. The next time she used the Darkhold to resurrect the first vampire Varnea, who had created Dracula years before. The spell was imperfect and thus she had to find a host body for Varnea. With the dark lord returned she attempted to flee with the Drakhold but was captured by Brother Voodoo and lost the Darkhold [Doctor Strange v3. #15-18].

When the host body died she was forced to perform another spell to bring back Varnea and this time clashed with Blade and the Nightstalkers. She was successful though Blade eluded her [Nightstalkers #18 and Blade #4,#5].

Allied with Deacon Frost she tried to take over new Orleans but was thwarted by Brother Voodoo who managed to turn the Loa against her [Blade Crescent City Blues]. She later managed to get a page of the Darkhold from an old Mirror thanks to Nico Minoru. She turned over the page to Ian Mcnee [Mystic Arcana: Sister Grimm #1 and #3].


Max Brashear

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Max Brashear/Dr. Positron

Alias: Dr. Positron

Created by: Kevin Grevioux

1st appearance: Legend of the Blue Marvel #2 (2009)

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: U.S citizen with no criminal record

Weight: Unknown    Height: Unknown

Eyes: Brown        Hair: Brown

Relatives: Adam Brashear/Blue Marvel (Father), Marlene Frazier/Candace Brashear/Agent 314 (Mother, deceased), Adrienne Brashear (Sister), Kevin Brashear (Brother)

Skills and abilities: Max is a gifted engineer and scientific mind.

Powers: Unknown

Biography

The son of Adam Brashear/Blue Marvel and his spy wife Candace Brashear/Agent 314. Max is Bi-racial since his father is black and his mother white.  He was in his final year at Howard University when his mother was killed. It’s unknown when he found out his father was the superhero Blue Marvel.

Max appears to have a deep-seated resentment toward his father Adam not just for the death of his mother but also an unknown incident which saw his brother Kevin stranded in the . In order to gain revenge and also rescue his brother he joined the criminal organization W.E.S.P. With their resources he engaged the Mighty Avengers, which included his father Blue Marvel and Monica Rambeau [Mighty Avengers (2013) #8, 2014]. Upon revealing his identity he engaged a machine with he intent of pulling his brother from the Neutral Zone [Mighty Avengers (2013) #8, 2014].


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