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Quote1.png I am not the Sorcerer Supreme you are accustomed to matching. I am -- Doctor Voodoo! The Gunner of God -- when I roar the Earth trembles! Quote2.png
Doctor Voodoo[src]

History

Early Life

Jericho returned to his native city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti after twelve years of education and practice in the United States. His brother Daniel Drumm had become the local Houngan, but was dying from the spell of a rival bokor who claimed he served the evil serpent god Damballah. Before he died, Daniel made his brother vow to visit Papa Jambo, who had instructed Daniel in the arts of a Houngan.[6]

Brother Voodoo

After only a few weeks Jericho had reached a proficiency in voodoo even greater than his brother's. To further increase his power, Papa Jambo performed a rite that summoned Daniel Drumm's spirit back from the dead and joined it with Jericho's own. With his successor being found and ready to take his place, Papa Jambo died. Calling himself Brother Voodoo, Jericho defeated the cult and has proven himself the supreme Houngan of Haiti. He learned that it was not the true Damballah responsible for his brother's death, but a spawn of the Elder God Set.[7]

Brother Voodoo investigated A.I.M.'s attempt to create a form of zombie and has fought a rival voodoo practitioner who was posing as Baron Samedi.[8]

Loralee Tate was kidnapped by the Cult of the Dark Lord[9] to be used as a sacrifice in order to rejuvenate the cult leader's mother, Mama Limbo. She was rescued by Brother Voodoo.[10] Afterwards, her father, a high ranking police officer, forbade her to have any further contact with Brother Voodoo, fearing that he was becoming a bad influence on her.[11]

Spider-Man & Dracula

Voodoo teamed up with Spider-Man to battle Moondog the Malicious, a member of the Loa. Working together they banished him before he could kill Gail Paris.[12]

In Brazil, he helped Frank Drake battle Dracula. He also helped Drake get over his self-doubt and inspired him to continue his quest to destroy Dracula.[13]

Werewolf by Night & The Thing

Jericho later helped the Werewolf by Night deal with Doctor Glitternight.[14] He used a spell that allowed his brother Daniel's spirit to control the actions of the werewolf. They battled hordes of zombies, so they could enter the Black Egg, which was the source of Glitternight's power. Daniel was sent into the egg and helped his brother in battle by working together to defeat Glitternight. After the battle his brother returned to his spirit form.[15]

As a result of the disappearance of several members of the black community, Voodoo teamed up with the Thing of the Fantastic Four. The mystery led them to Uganda where they had to fight Voodoo priest, W'Sulli, who was using a vampire to do his bidding and was also working with Kinji Obatu. Together, they took down both of the criminals and freed the prisoners.[16]

Damballah's Wangal & Moon Knight

Brother Voodoo eventually succumbed to the lure of power that Damballah's wangal represented. Upon Jericho wearing it, the god Damballah took over Daniel's soul, burned down the mansion, and apparently slew Bambu. He traveled to New York City in order to attempt to take over the mind and body of Earth's Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange, who eventually freed Brother Voodoo of Damballah's influence and re-confined the evil god to the wangal.[17]

Moon Knight came to Haiti and they teamed up to take down Grand Bois who was raising a zombie army.[18] Drumm was later attacked by Doctor Friday and turned into a mindless zombie.[19] Moon Knight was able to free his mind and together they took down the Haitian crime lord.[20]

Zombies vs. Vampires & Losing Loralee

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After Marie Laveau used the Vampiric Verses, Brother Voodoo was forced to summon a zombie army to assist Doctor Strange, Clea,Rintrah, and Morbius.[21] Although they were able to defeat the vampires, the zombies then had to be destroyed so they could be at peace.[22]

Drumm was desperate to get Loralee Tate back and tried to use magic to make her fall in love with him. Realizing this was a lie, the two then ended their relationship.[23]

Without, Lorelee, Jericho needed to regain his focus and wrote a book, "Do You Voodoo, I Do!" and went on a book tour with "Sister Voodoo" an actress he hired to play his new super-hero partner, alongside her "son" Voodoo Chile.[24][25]

Daredevil & Lilith Drake

He helped Daredevil when Calypso turned him into a living zombie and he had to fight to free himself from her control.[26]

Lilith Drake asked Drumm to help her with her increased cravings for blood since the vampires' return. He did so, while making her promise to assist him later on.[27]

Brother Voodoo sensed that the Scarecrow was making zombies.[28] John Blaze and Ghost Rider were angered that the Scarecrow had taken the body of Barbara Ketch.[29] Working along with Lilith, they battled him. However, blood from the respective packs of animals Lilith summoned and the crows from the Scarecrow made Lilith go crazy again. She left the group, but Scarecrow was eventually stopped by Drumm and the others.[30]

Blade & Heroes for Hire

Deacon Frost teamed up with Marie Laveau to take over mafia crime in New Orleans as a staging area for greater conquests. Deacon captured Blade, Hannibal King, and Brother Voodoo to establish his rep among the undead in a power grab. The heroes freed themselves from the trap and Blade battled Deacon Frost to a stalemate. Deacon escaped, and Blade vowed to hunt him down.[citation needed]

Brother Voodoo was called in to help revive Iron Fist, who had spent his life-force saving Luke Cage.[31]

Black Panther & Gambit

He also assisted Black Panther and Moon Knight after Killmonger was resurrected and T'Challa found himself attacked by Nightmare.[32]

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Jericho developed a sense of protectiveness about New Orleans, eagerly identifying himself as its local superhero. Jericho cautiously observed the plots involving the mystic Inficio Aquilus, the first tarot card deck, and later helped the X-Man Gambit against a zombie army raised by Antoinelle Arceneaux.[33]

Secret Invasion

Brother Voodoo became involved with the supernatural "Howling Commandos" operation of the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D.,[34] and registered with the government in accordance with the Superhuman Registration Act.[35][36]

At some point, he was replaced by a Skrull. While Black Panther was fighting Erik Killmonger, the Skrull Brother Voodoo revealed himself when he attempted to kill Cannibal, whom he deemed to be a threat. However, the two killed each other in the struggle and the discovery of "Brother Voodoo's" true form revealed the Skrull invasion to the Black Panther, allowing him time to prepare.[37]

Deadpool & Wendigo Invasion

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He sent a reluctant Deadpool into T-Ray's soul to convince him to come back to life.[38]

The New Sorcerer Supreme

Drumm helped the Hulk, Sentry, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight fight a Wendigo invasion in Las Vegas while She-Hulk and the Lady Liberators were fighting the Red Hulk.[39]

Sorcerer Supreme & Divas

Agamotto appeared to Jericho through his Eye. The Eye left Strange after magically showing him and the New Avengers nearly thirty-candidates who would possibly replace Strange, reaching Voodoo. Because he possessed the Eye, along with Strange's former garb, Drumm became the new Sorcerer Supreme of Earth-616. The possession of the Eye indicated that Jericho possesses a pure heart and a clean soul. Drumm appeared in New Orleans to intervene in the desperate battle between Dormammu and The Hood against Doctor Strange with the New Avengers.[40]

He helped Patsy Walker, Monica Rambeau, Felicia Hardy, and Angelica Jones when they teamed up to fight crime.[41]

Avenger of the Supernatural & Zombieverse

Marinette-Bwa-Chech a "petro loa" escaped the Bondye and inhabited the body of a man who sought help at a New Orleans medical clinic to ambush and attack Drumm.[42]

He offered Deadpool help in getting Headpool back to the Zombieverse and opened a mystical portal for him to get there.[43]

Doomwar & Death

He was one of the many heroes who battled Doctor Doom during Doomwar.[44]

When Agamotto was cast out of the Vishanti and had most of his powers stripped from him, he attacked the New Avengers in order to reclaim the Eye of Agamotto from Doctor Voodoo as it was the only artifact that could defeat him.[45] Jericho used the Eye to defeat Agamotto, but the Eye was destroyed and his life was lost in the process.[46]

Chaos War & Resurrection

He was one of the many heroes who battled the Chaos King.[47]

When the Scarlet Witch was affected by an inversion spell which altered her moral axis, she set out to murder Doctor Doom for the manipulations she was victim of.[48] In order to stop her, Doctor Doom made a Faustian pact with a demigod to resurrect Doctor Voodoo, as he and his brother Daniel were the only ones capable of possessing Wanda, in order to make her "cooperate" in the conjuration of a reinversion spell.[49]

In the wake of the conflict, Doctor Voodoo joined the Avengers Unity Division.[50]

Avengers Unity Division

As the Unity Division became increasingly fractured during the second Superhero Civil War and the threat of the Terrigenesis cloud, Drumm was shocked to learn that his brother had chosen to side with the Hand, seeking his own resurrection even at the cost of becoming their pawn, while going so far as to offer them the corpse of the recently-deceased Bruce Banner to become their agent of destruction.[51] Voodoo was able to escape his brother and warn the Unity Division of this threat, but while they failed to stop the Hulk's resurrection,[52] Drumm was able to create a spell that allowed him to enter the Hulk's mind once his teammates had worn him down. The Hand's mystical forces appeared to Drumm in astral form while in Banner's mind and offered to restore his brother to him if he would let them keep Banner, but Drumm declared that he would choose his 'brother' in the form of his friend Bruce, informing the Hand that Daniel had made his choice, purging the Hulk of the Hand's influence and allowing Banner to die again.[53]

Empyre

Drumm answered the call to join the Avengers during the threat of the Empyre led Cotati.[54]

Powers and Abilities

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Powers

True Magic

Voodoo Magic: Doctor Voodoo is a master of Voodoo Magic. As a Houngan, he uses it as a form of order or white magic.[24] The books of Vishanti had him listed as the greatest practitioner of Voodoo "White Magic".[55] He has been stated as one of the most powerful mystic practitioners on the planet.[56]

Spells and Phrases: Doctor Voodoo has a vast knowledge of mystical spells and incantations invoking names and aspects of various extra-dimensional objects and beings of power. Through these incantations, the magi are able to call upon these extra-dimensional power sources for very specific effects without taxing the personal abilities.[57]

  • Animal Manipulation: As a magic user, Jericho can command and control animal's behaviour at his will. He has proven to be able to command snakes and crocodiles to attack his targets.[58][59] He has also controlled lizard and two dogs.[8][60]
  • Astral Projection and Possession: Drumm is able to project his astral from even when unconscious.[61] He can possess many kind of living beings and can still use his powers from a being that he has possessed by using his own magic.
  • Binding: As a Sorcerer, Doctor Voodoo has displayed the power to bind, immobilize, and stop his targets from moving. By using this power, he has shown to be capable to form a mystical strand around Sabretooth[62] and create magical chains to restrain and disable Mephisto.[63]
  • Biological Manipulation: His sorcery allows him to manipulate the aspects of a living creature's biological function. He was able to remove Frank Castle's mouth[64] and heal several people from injuries.[65] He was even able to use body substitution spell.[66]
  • Elemental Control: Jericho can manipulate and control elemental forces at his will.
    • Aerokinesis: Jericho is able to manipulate and generate the air. He has used a wind spell to reflect things that were thrown at him.[54]
    • Chlorokinesis: Jericho is able to manipulate and control plants and vegetation. He has used a tree to impale a vampire.[67]
    • Pyrokinesis: Jericho is able to create and control fire. He has increased the flame from a lighter to incinerate some zombies[68] and has travelled from one location to another by using fire.[69] He also can become immune to fire and his skin become impervious to burning.[70]
  • Energy Resistance: He is resistant and able to withstand various forms of energy attacks to a degree.[71]
  • Energy Projection: Drumm can use his magic to fire magical blasts than can stagger Ghost Riders.
  • Force Field: Drumm's magic is capable to create and form barrier and shields in order to prevent him and his allies from getting any harm[4][72] or to contain and imprison his targets, as he did against a horde of zombies.[73]
  • Flight: Jericho can use the Cloak of Levitation to fly at a constant speed.[74]
  • Holographic Projection: His powers can be used to create magical projection of an image.[75]
  • Intangibility: Drumm can move and phase through solid matter or object such as a wall.[6]
  • Magical Awareness: He has proven to be able to sense magic and anything that affects him and his surroundings.[76][77][51]
  • Magic Manipulation: Jericho can manipulate magical entities.[74]
  • Mystical Invulnerability: Doctor Voodoo has resistance against magical force or magical attacks.[76]
  • Necromancy: Doctor Voodoo has demonstrated the power to manipulate and contact spirits and the dead, and he is very skilled in this term. He has raised many skeletons and summoned the spirits of the dead to do his bidding.[78][79] He also has displayed the ability to manipulate zombies, heard the voices of the dead and communicated with them, and detected the presence of undead near him.[80][62][19]
  • Scrying: He can cast a spell that is used to view events that is still happening large distance away.[81]
  • Sealing: His magic allows him to seal and lock away living beings or objects within another objects or creatures. He once uses the Barrier Crows of Legba to seal off Dormammu's entire Dark Dimension which trapped him there.[4]
  • Smoke Manipulation: Doctor Voodoo is able to create a form of smoke or vapors that conceal his location by casting illusion.[64] This smoke is accompanied by the sound of voodoo drums. The constant beat of the drums can disorient or unnerve an opponent. He can see through the smoke he forms, and possibly through other smoke created by magical means.[74] He has proven to be capable to transport or travel via smoke.[1]
  • Soul Manipulation: One of many powers he often uses is the power to manipulate and control soul. He can track people by using their souls[82] and can create a barrier around someone in order to prevent their soul from entering their body.[3] He also has shown to be able to transfer soul back to their body[83] and has sent Deadpool's spirit to an astral plane with a gesture.[3] And not only that, he was even capable of performing a ritual so that he and his brother's soul can be merged,[58] and capable of exorcising and banishing demons that were possessing some corpses.[64]
  • Speaker to the Gods or Loa: Jericho can speak to the Loas.[74] He has summoned the Lord of War and Fire to destroy a bunch of crows attacking him.[84] He also has called upon the Spirit of War and Blood to try and frighten someone[30] and has proven to be able to call upon elemental air spirits to enable Scarlet Witch to breath, who previously was suffocating in space, while he is on earth.[85]
  • Spectral Sight: Drumm has demonstrated the ability to see things beyond what normal human can. For an instance, he has seen through the disguises of demons that he stated were master illusionists.[64]
  • Telekinesis: Jericho Drumm seems to have the ability to manipulate, move, or stop objects from moving.[78]
  • Telepathy: Jericho is able to manipulate, control, and dominate the mind of others by using his magic. He can hypnotize someone as he pleases like he did to Voyager[86] and can put anyone to sleep or unconscious.[70] He also has demonstrated the ability to mentally torture a group of people[52] and immobilized other people telepathically.[64]
  • Teleportation: Jericho can use the Evanodor Compatriot Boost Spell to transport him to other dimension.[74][87] He has teleported away Dr. Strange and Daimon Hellstrom from New Orleans to New York.[81] He also can bring several people within him[88] and can travel from one place to another by using flame.[69]
  • Time Manipulation: Since his magic is powerful enough to control and manipulate time itself, he was able to put Wonder Man in stasis to prevent his energy form from disintegrating.[89] Voodoo was also able to stop time that causes everyone and everything to be immobilized.[90]
  • Transmutation: Jericho can transform one thing into another for many purposes. For example, he has changed his clothes instantly.[4]

Abilities

  • Expert Combatant: Jericho has been trained in physical and hand to hand combat.[58]
  • Magical Knowledge: By getting trained from Doctor Strange and studying from the various mystical books, texts, and tomes, Voodoo has shown capable of a far greater range of magical spells and abilities.
  • Meditation: Jericho gained meditative skills great enough to the point that he can survive having his throat slit by slowing his bodily function to a near stop.[91]
  • Multilingualism: Jericho is fluent in both English and French along with his native French Créole.[92]
  • Psychologist: Jericho gained a degree in psychology in the United States of America.[92]

Physical Strength

Normally 250 lbs. When merged with Daniel he can lift 500 lbs. His possession of the Eye of Agamotto would seem to indicate his purity of heart.[74]

Weaknesses

As a mystic, Drumm has been limited to the disciplines of voodoo magic, not the wider world of magic.[74]

Paraphernalia

Equipment

  • Jar of Demon Blood: Jericho Drumm can cast spell a "Wandering Door Spell" which will create a portal that places him and anyone with him to the exact location where he and others need to be by spreading the blood around a door and use it to write a symbol on it. However, it's the last jar of that demon's blood on Earth.[52]
  • Medallion: Brother Voodoo utilizes a medallion to assist him in harnessing the "Loa." and also employs a host of voodoo paraphernalia such as voodoo dolls.[24]
  • Pym Particles: Pym Particles contained in a vial that was given to Voodoo by Hank Pym himself. He has utilized it to shrink himself.[71]
  • Sorcerer Supreme Attributes: As Sorcerer Supreme he had access to the Eye of Agamotto, which can project mystical light for a variety of effects, fly, give its user certain mystical perceptions into another's soul, open dimensional portals, and cast a hypnotic gaze, as well as the Cloak of Levitation, allowing him to fly at 25 miles an hour for indeterminate lengths. Additionally pieces of Strange's former costume, such as his enchanted sash capable of extending in length, plus the Orb of Agamotto, and books of knowledge, such as the Book of the Vishanti, were all at Brother Voodoo's disposal to help him train for his future quests. Drumm also had the right to claim the Wand of Watoomb, according to Doctor Strange, but at the time it was lost in another reality.[74]
  • Staff of Legba: A magical item as well as his main weapon. Jericho can channel his magic through it so that it can boost and enhance Jericho's spells and magic.
  • Strangling Bones of Brother Lafell: a magical staff that can be used to strangle any object or person the user wants it to.[71]
  • The Monkey's Paw: A magical artifact that can be used to grant wishes but it can't work trans-dimensionally. And it will twist the wishes of whoever uses it.[93]
  • Wanga Powder: A poisonous powder that Drumm can carry to help him defeat his enemies easier.[94]

Transportation

Flight through the Cloak of Levitation, teleportation.[74]

Notes

  • Interestingly, Jericho Drumm was shown in the Marvel Tarot as "The Hanged Man."

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Strange Tales #169
  2. New Avengers #54
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Cable & Deadpool #48
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural #1
  5. New Avengers #29
  6. 6.0 6.1 Doctor Voodoo: The Origin of Jericho Drumm #1
  7. Strange Tales #169-170
  8. 8.0 8.1 Strange Tales #171
  9. Strange Tales #172-173
  10. Zombie #6
  11. Tales of the Zombie #10
  12. Marvel Team-Up #24
  13. Tomb of Dracula #34-37
  14. Werewolf by Night #38
  15. Werewolf by Night #40-41
  16. Marvel Two-In-One #41
  17. Doctor Strange Vol 2 #48
  18. Moon Knight #21
  19. 19.0 19.1 Marc Spector: Moon Knight #6
  20. Marc Spector: Moon Knight #7
  21. Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #16-17
  22. Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #18
  23. Marvel Super-Heroes Vol 2 #1
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 #18
  25. Events described here are based on Marvel Age Annual #3.This is likely based on, instead of being fully set in this universe as there are variations between the Handbook entry and the actual comic, (It was a new comic book series he was promoting not a book, which I cannot find another source which lists the title as described) and there is no evidence the rest of the comic is set on 616, especially when they introduce characters native to Earth-1287. These could also be actors, but Occam's razor leads me to believe this is simply all on Earth-77640
  26. Daredevil #311
  27. Ghost Rider Vol 3 #84
  28. Ghost Rider Vol 3 #82
  29. Ghost Rider Vol 3 #83-84
  30. 30.0 30.1 Ghost Rider Vol 3 #85
  31. Heroes for Hire #13
  32. Black Panther Vol 3 #17-22
  33. Gambit Vol 4 #3-11
  34. Nick Fury's Howling Commandos #2-6
  35. New Avengers #29-30
  36. Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1
  37. Black Panther Vol 4 #12-13
  38. Cable & Deadpool #47-48
  39. Hulk Vol 2 #9
  40. New Avengers #53-60
  41. Marvel Divas #1-4
  42. Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural #1-5
  43. Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #7-8
  44. Doomwar #6
  45. New Avengers (Vol. 2) #1-5
  46. New Avengers Vol 2 #6
  47. Chaos War #1-2
  48. Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #6
  49. Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #8
  50. Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #9
  51. 51.0 51.1 Uncanny Avengers Vol 3 #14
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 Uncanny Avengers Vol 3 #15
  53. Uncanny Avengers Vol 3 #17
  54. 54.0 54.1 Empyre: Avengers #1
  55. Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #20
  56. Uncanny Avengers Vol 3 #30
  57. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #4
  58. 58.0 58.1 58.2 Strange Tales #170
  59. Gambit Vol 4 #9
  60. Strange Tales #173
  61. Empyre: Avengers #2
  62. 62.0 62.1 Uncanny Avengers Vol 2 #1
  63. Doctor Strange: Damnation #4
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 Savage Avengers #4
  65. Marvel's Voices #1
  66. Avengers #680
  67. Black Panther Vol 4 #12
  68. Gambit Vol 4 #8
  69. 69.0 69.1 Werewolf by Night #41
  70. 70.0 70.1 Strange Tales #172
  71. 71.0 71.1 71.2 Doctor Strange: Last Days of Magic #1
  72. Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural #3
  73. Uncanny Avengers Annual Vol 2 #1
  74. 74.0 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 Heroic Age: Heroes #1
  75. New Avengers Vol 2 #5
  76. 76.0 76.1 Falcon Vol 2 #2
  77. Savage Avengers #1
  78. 78.0 78.1 Black Knight Vol 3 #4
  79. Deadpool v Gambit #2
  80. Marvel Divas #2
  81. 81.0 81.1 New Avengers Vol 2 #4
  82. Uncanny Avengers Vol 3 #8
  83. Empyre: Avengers #3
  84. Ghost Rider Vol 3 #83
  85. Uncanny Avengers Vol 3 #27
  86. Avengers #687
  87. Savage Avengers #5
  88. Uncanny Avengers Vol 3 #12
  89. Avengers #689
  90. Black Panther Vol 3 #20
  91. Black Panther Vol 3 #22
  92. 92.0 92.1 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #2
  93. Marvel Divas #3
  94. Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #17
  95. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #2
  96. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Vol 1 2
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