D'Spayre was encountered at the Nexus of All Realities. He captured young sorceress Jennifer Kale and the spirit of her deceased teacher, Dakimh. He tied them both to an arcane tower on the Nexus, trying to use the evil mystic energies of the tower to corrupt his prisoners so that they would use their magic powers to serve D'Spayre. D'Spayre had killed Dakimh's mentor Zhered-Na centuries ago.
However, Spider-Man and the Man-Thing fought D'Spayre. Although D'Spayre used his powers to overcome Spider-Man with fear, Spider-Man managed to knock out D'Spayre. Kale and Damikh were freed soon afterwards.
Since then, D'Spayre has recurred to more subtle plans. He decided he did not know enough about Earthlings, specially superhumans. He appears to lonely victims using his powers to make them despair; one of these victims was Jock Forrester, father of Aleytys "Lee" Forrester, who would later be a partner of Cyclops and later of Magneto.
D'Spayre later met with the other Fear Lords to discuss the Serpent's attempted conquest of Earth and the group was gathered again by Kid Loki to stop Nightmare from becoming the King of Fear by forgin the Serpent's fear into a crown and usurping all the other Lords. To this end they were tricked into a stalement where none could possess the crown without it being taken by another. This seemingly lasted until Mephisto claimed the crown for himself and the Fear Lords bent to his will, feeding off the fear Mephisto gave them from the crown. It is presumed that when Kid Loki sacrificed himself the crown faded and the Fear Lords left Mephisto's service.
Powers and Abilities
D'Spayre is capable of causing fear and despair via illusions and hallucinations. He is capable of reading his victims' minds and/or emotions to bring out their deepest fears.
D'Spayre feeds off negative emotions. (Some believe that D'Spayre does not need to feed on emotions, but does so because of sadistic pleasure).
D'Spayre is normally intangible. He does not seem to age, nor need sustenance.
D'Spayre can fire magical blasts of energy.
D'Spayre can travel to various dimensions, presumably via teleportation.
D'Spayre has knowledge of magic.
- Tower: Sometimes D'Spayre has used a mile-high black tower to try and corrupt good-hearted sorcerers. D'Spayre can transform a normal structure into his Tower, which focuses its power to increase them. Although the Tower seems to be made of stone, it is especially vulnerable to supernatural fire, including Man-Thing's touch.
- 32 appearance(s) of D'Spayre (Earth-616)
- 6 minor appearance(s) of D'Spayre (Earth-616)
- 13 image(s) of D'Spayre (Earth-616)
- 1 quotation(s) by or about D'Spayre (Earth-616)
- 1 item(s) used/owned by D'Spayre (Earth-616)