Necrom was the sorcerer supreme of an extradimensional race, whose students were Merlyn and Feron. Necrom shared with his students the energy created by the interface of parallel dimensions, the doorways between worlds. Together, the three magicians harnessed this energy into matrix of awesome power, by using a tower on the ancient Prime Earth as a lynchpin threading the multiverse together.[1]

Necrom had an ulterior plan unknown to his students: to compress the alternate earths into a singularity, harnessing the resultant eruption of energy to give himself the power of a god. Necrom's students tried to stop him, and Feron used his power while housing the celestial elemental force known as the Phoenix Force. Necrom instead stole a portion of the Phoenix for himself and killed Feron, and the entity known as the Phoenix fled back into space. Necrom created the "Anti-Phoenix" by incubating this portion of the Phoenix with a portion of his own life essence for future use. His plans ruined for the time, Necrom fled into the multiverse.[1]

Necrom's activities since then remain unrevealed, although before his final gambit, Necrom had established himself as a powerful tyrant on an alternate earth. During this time, he became the arch-nemesis of the hero Kylun, who ultimately chased Necrom back to the Prime Earth.[2]

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Necrom rebuilt his strength and reabsorbed the Anti-Phoenix he left behind, and attempted to steal the rest of the Phoenix Force from its current host, the time-lost mutant known as Rachel Summers. His actions led him to fight the hero team Excalibur. Ultimately, Necrom was defeated by Rachel Summers in a cosmic battle after feeding Necrom so much power that his atoms discorporated.[3]

Powers and Abilities

Power Grid[4]
Energy Projection*67
Fighting Skills2
* Teleporter; Heightened stats when powered by Anti-Phoenix


As a Sorcerer Supreme, Necrom utilized powerful magics, the full range of which remains unknown. Necrom has exhibited many powers, including the creation or summoning and control of demonic creatures, the ability to reanimate the dead, cast powerful multi-sensory illusions, possess clairvoyant senses, and drain the life energies of others to add to his own health.

During the time he possessed a fraction of the Phoenix force, Necrom emitted, controlled, and manipulated cosmic energy, including the ability to rearrange molecular structures, emit powerful energy blasts, fly, survive the rigors of space, travel interplanetary distances, control energy reactions within stars, and telekinetically move masses as large as moons and planets.

See Also

Links and References

  • Danny Wall's Unofficial Handbook to the Marvel Universe


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