Satan once stated that Asmodeus was as himself, Mephisto, Thog or Satannish: Manifestations of the evil in mankind. While stating that, he also possibly rejected the story of the angel Lucifer being expelled from Heaven by God and becoming Satan, stating he had used that story to find his name.
Servant of Mephisto
Attempts to control the Ghost Rider
Asmodeus thought to use the Ghost Rider as his pawn in a campaign of terror against humanity, asking Tabicantra to use her powers to destroy the control Johnny Blaze had on the demon. Tabicantra betrayed him and was killed along with Azmodeus' agent V'Zarr-Than.
Azmodeus then devised a plan with similar goals, with Rzh'arr impersonated Cynthia Randolph (who was then sent to Azmodeus' Hell), a woman in the Ghost Rider's entourage, to neutralize Johnny Blaze. Rzh'arr was able to steal enough power to fashion an energy-duplicate of the Ghost Rider and use him to weaken the real one and had him transported to Hell. The Ghost Rider escaped and rampaged through the demons. Azmodeus being threatened, he returned Cynthia and the Ghost Rider to Earth.
Asmodeus then went to his lord Mephisto, also master of the Ghost Rider/Zarathos, and proposed him to discharge himself by giving him command over the Ghost Rider. Mephisto agreed on a contest: If Zarathos was to fail, he would be Asmodeus'. If he succeeded, Asmodeus would suffer a "minor penalty" while Zarathos would walk free from his human host. Johnny Blaze was dragged to Hell and separated from Zarathos by the Sword of Demonicus. The contest was for Zarathos and Blaze to race through Mephisto's domains together, joining forces to avoid pursuers and traps, including Saturnine the giant guardian of the Road of Lost Souls, Mount Avarice, and the traps of Yammuz and Yukthalok. The duo managed to win but were reunited as one being while leaving Hell. For his failure, Mephisto then imposed the "minor penalty" to Asmodeus, by incinerating him.
The bird demon Azmodeus served as adviser and familiar to Master Pandemonium, another pawn of Mephisto. It is possible that Mephisto restored Asmodeus but concealed him to such a lowly position, which would had been the first step towards regaining his power and realm.
To launch another campaign of terror, Asmodeus aided the resurrection of Dracula using human pawn Professor Gregor Smirnoff, and aided to grant Dracula vast power via the sacrifice of the Belonging Smirnoff's cult.
- 19 Appearances of Asmodeus (Demon) (Earth-616)
- 2 Minor Appearances of Asmodeus (Demon) (Earth-616)
- Media Asmodeus (Demon) (Earth-616) was Mentioned in
- 9 Images featuring Asmodeus (Demon) (Earth-616)
- Quotations by or about Asmodeus (Demon) (Earth-616)
- Character Gallery: Asmodeus (Demon) (Earth-616)
- Asmodeus at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Defenders #111
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ghost Rider Vol 2 #76
- ↑ Marvel Zombies: The Book of Angels, Demons & Various Monstrosities #1; Angels' entry
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Ghost Rider Vol 2 #53
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Ghost Rider Vol 2 #64
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Marvel Zombies: The Book of Angels, Demons & Various Monstrosities #1; Asmodeus' entry
- ↑ Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Lilith's entry
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 #18; Lilith's entry
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Marvel Zombies: The Book of Angels, Demons & Various Monstrosities #1; Asmodeus' entry, note
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Marvel Zombies: The Book of Angels, Demons & Various Monstrosities #1; Demons' entry
- ↑ Marvel Graphic Novel #23: Into Shamballa
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #1
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