Identity: D'spayre's existence is unknown to the general public
Former Aliases: D'spayre often masquerades as people trusted
by his victims.
Place of Origin: Unknown
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unknown, but not within Earth's dimension
First Appearance: MARVEL TEAM-UP #68
History: The origin of the demonic
being known as D'spayre is unknown. It is possible that
he serves a more powerful being known as the Dweller in
Darkness, but D'spayre usually appears to be operating
In D'spayre's first recorded exploit, he
appeared in the area of the Florida Everglades that serves
as a nexus to all otherdimensional realities. There he
captured the young sorceress Jennifer Kale and the spirit
of her deceased (but still active) mentor Dakimh the Enchanter.
Then D'spayre bound his two captives to an arcane tower
he had erected within the nexus. D'spayre intended to
use the tower's evil mystical energies to corrupt his
two captives, so that they would then use their great
powers of sorcery in his service. Then D'spayre intended
to use their powers and the nexus to extend his power
over a thousand worlds.
However, D'spayre was challenged by Spider-Man
and the Man-Thing. D'spayre used his powers to overwhelm
Spider-Men mystically with fear, but Spider-Men overcame
his terror and beat, D'spayre into unconsciousness. With
D'spayre unconscious, Dakimh and Jennifer Kale were released
from captivity, and they used their own powers to destroy
his tower and exile D'spayre to another dimension.
Since then, D'spayre has attempted to drive
both Cyclops and Doctor Strange into utter despondency
through the use of highly convincing illusions. Both men
broke free of D'spayre's power, however. D'spayre's current
whereabouts and activities are unknown.
Height: 6 ft. 3 in.
Eyes: Black, with no visible
pupils or irises
Strength Level: D'spayre has superhuman
strength, and is apparently roughly the equal of Spider-Man,
who can lift (press) 10 tons.
Known Superhuman Powers: D'spayre
is a demon who apparently draws psychic sustenance from
the fear, anguish, and despondency suffered by human beings,
and perhaps other sentient beings as well. In feeling
such strong emotions people generate psychic energies.
Apparently D'spayre "feeds" upon such energies,
adding them to his own reserves of psychic force. It may
be that D'spayre does not need the psychic energies generated
by humans, but torments them psychologically merely for
the sadistic pleasure of it.
D'spayre can mystically instill fear in
human beings. Usually, however, D'spayre seems to prefer
to act indirectly, and cause his victim to generate his
own fear by mystically filling the victim's mind with
illusions. These illusions will be of situations that
will cause the victim to feel terror, great sadness, despondency,
and possibly even suicidal urges. Presumably D'spayre
has telepathic abilities that enable him to perceive in
his victim's mind what would produce such effects in him,
and then to project the illusions into his mind.
D'spayre has various other mystical abilities
which have yet to be catalogued. He has a physical form,
and can be physically harmed. It is unknown whether he
can be killed.