Real Name: Crucifer
Group Affiliation: Tenth Circle
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Castle Crucifer, formerly ancient Greece, the tenth circle of Hell, Europe
First Appearance: JLA #94 (May, 2004)Powers: Crucifer had all the standard powers and limitations of a vampire. He was superhumanly strong, quick, and immortal. Crucifer had an unquenchable thirst for blood, and could turn other humans into vampires with his bite. He could dominate the minds of humans and summon and control bats. He was immune to most conventional forms of damage but could be destroyed by a stake through the heart or exposure to holy symbols.
#95, 99 (fb) - <thousands of years ago> When Greece was young it was
infiltrated by the Tenth Circle, vampire cultists that fed off newcomers they
drew into the cult. When they expanded their feeding range Queen Hippolyta and
the Amazons confronted them. After a pitched battle they were banished to the
tenth circle of Hell. Centuries later one of their number, Crucifer, escaped and
plotted ways to return his fellows to Earth. Crucifer made full use of his
return to prey on humans, moving through Europe, and then America. He intended
to use humans as vessels for the souls of his vampire lords, but his attempts
incinerated the human hosts. He studied superhumans, and decided they would make
more suitable hosts. Crucifer contacted a side-door dimension and ruled them
through fear, leaving his heart in an artifact there, rendering himself
unkillable, and gaining use of the dimension as transport.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont & John Byrne
Crucifer had a cameo in Doom Patrol V #6, 21.
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