Krampus is a horned demonic goat-like man, who, during Christmas, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Santa Claus. Krampus was feared in the folk tales of Central Europe.[1]

Santa Claus

Krampus (Earth-616) from Power Man and Iron Fist Sweet Christmas Annual Vol 1 1 002

Krampus vs. St. Nicholas

Krampus is only able to enter the Earthly realm once a year during Christmas time to feed on human souls. A century ago Santa defeated him and banished the demon, causing the knowledge of Krampus to become nothing more than a myth.[1]

Power Man and Iron Fist

Krampus (Earth-616) from Power Man and Iron Fist Sweet Christmas Annual Vol 1 1 001

Krampus' invasion of Earth

A hundred years later, Krampus returned to Earth under the identity of Gustav Silbe. He created toys known as Schnukies, who were actually demons to steal the souls of children. His plans were discovered by Son of Satan who teamed up with Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Spider-Woman who were out late night Christmas shopping. He sent his Schukies to attack the world, but Santa once again returned to defeat Krampus.[1]

Ghost Rider

Robbie Reyes' Spirit of Vengeance Eli Morrow sensed an evil presence in the neighborhood. That creature was Krampus. After chasing Krampus in the Hell Charger, Ghost Rider ended up in the North Pole where he went one-on-one with Krampus before the real Santa Claus showed up to restore some Christmas confidence.[2]


Like a typical demon, Krampus possesses magic powers of unknown levels. One of the few abilities he has demonstrated is the creation of Schnukies who could steal the souls of their owners. He could also command them to attack others.[1]

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