Origin and early years
The identity of Beelzebub was often attributed to other entities, or usurped by them:
- Some cultures believed the entity now known as the Bete Noir was a demonic being such as Beelzebub, Mephistopheles or Satan.
- His name was also usurped by Neyaphem (demonic-looking mutant) Azazel, and by Mephisto.
- As the allegedly sole dark master over the souls of men, the god-thing known as Malik Tous was also known under others identities, including Satan, Ahriman and Beelzebub.
Beelzebub also became known as Satan and the Devil.
Charlie Hagarth was able to collect information about an apocryphal book, the Book of Satan, from various sources: "an obscure mention of it in hieroglyphics... a word in sanskrit there... a hint of it in Icelandic bardic poetry". In that book was the Hymn to Beelzebub, a sentence meant to enslave the Devil to do the speaker's biding.
In order to protect himself, Beelzebub infiltrated the expedition as "Jean", to move the Book each time Hagarth was closing in. Ultimately, as he tried to remove the book from the tomb of Assadmaian, in Iraq, Beelzebub was forced to reveal himself to Hagart and devoured him, before looking for a new place to hide the book of Satan.
He was summoned by Talvuras to defeat his opponents Dragonus/Dragonis and Thald. He killed Thald but failed to hit Dragonus, who used his dragon blade to pierce Beelzebub's heart. Seemingly mortally wounded, Beelzebub receded into the fire.
Powers and Abilities
Beelzebub seemingly had pyrokinetic abilities:
- His heat could melt the weapons of his enemies
- His touch consumed those affected.
- Shortly after her resurrection, Tarot created a psionic construct of Beelzebub (also called Belial, Crooked Serpent, the Father of Lies, the Angel of the Bottomless Pit, the Enslaver of Men) to fight the New Mutants and recover Cypher.
- 3 appearance(s) of Beelzebub (Earth-616)
- 6 mention(s) of Beelzebub (Earth-616)
- 4 image(s) of Beelzebub (Earth-616)