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Quote1 For years I have stayed in hiding, increasing my knowledge – and my power – but now I need hide no longer – now my power is greater than that of Dr. Strange! And I shall prove it by defeating him!! Quote2
Demon

Appearing in "Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch"

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Synopsis for "Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch"

Wanting to be free of Magneto's rule, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch decide they should seek the aid of heroes in the United States. Traveling to New York, the two go to seek the help of the Fantastic Four. Unfortunately, the Thing and Human Torch are the only ones home and they have just seen a news bulletin identifying the two mutants as members of Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. A fight soon breaks out that ends with both sides growing weary. Afterward, the two mutants decide that they're safest by Magneto's side, and the two Fantastic Four members allow them to leave.

Appearing in "The Demon's Disciple!"

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Synopsis for "The Demon's Disciple!"

Doctor Strange is visited by a disciple of a mystic known as the Demon, but the Demon causes the man to disappear. Tracking the Demon to his lair, Doctor Strange is trapped in the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak, until he travels out of his body and reads the Demon's spells to learn a way to free himself. Doctor Strange bests the Demon in mystic combat and casts a spell that makes the Demon renounce the mystic arts for the purposes of evil.

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Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch

  • Although this story states that Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are mutants, years later it is revealed that the twins are not actually mutants at all. As revealed in Uncanny Avengers (Vol. 2) #4 they were actually genetically modified by the High Evolutionary. In order to cover up his work, he made it so the pair would register as mutants.
  • The pair owe their lives to Magneto, leader of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, because he once saved Wanda from an angry mob, as seen in X-Men #4.
  • Johnny recalls both his experiences with members of the X-Men: When they were thralls of the Mad Thinker and the Puppet Master (Fantastic Four #28), and when he and Iceman battled Captain Barracuda (Strange Tales #120).
  • Pietro and Wanda state that they have nobody else to turn to other than Magneto. In fact, the X-Men had sometimes invited Pietro and Wanda to join them (for instance, in the page 21 of X-Men #5), which they refused. However, Pietro and Wanda seem to have forgotten this, as the possibility to join the X-Men or at at least seeking help from them is not addressed in this story.
  • Although Pietro and Wanda decide to go back to Magneto after this story, it proves to be disastrous, as seen in X-Men #11. So much so they eventually return to America and join the Avengers in Avengers #16.

The Dilemma of.. The Demon's Disciple!

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  • Story contains a 1-page pin-up: Doctor Strange-Master of the Mystic Arts by Steve Ditko.
  • Contains letters page: Strange Mails- Letters from Danny Harrison and "The Charades", Steve Perrin, Mike Passano, Bruce MacPherson, and Roy Cunningham.
  • Also contains "The Mighty Marvel Checklist" with "And a Bunch of Memos from the Ol' Bullpen".

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