Diablo (Marvel)

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Diablo in Iron Man/Thor v2 #3.

Diablo is a male comic supervillain that features in Marvel Comics.



Encountering the Four in Fantastic Four v1 #30.

Esteban Corazón de Ablo

In 1875, his castle in the Transylvanian Alps was visited by the wounded Lillian von Loont who had survived a car crash that killed her husband. She collapsed as she sought help at the castle with Esteban Diablo in his normal guise rescuing her. He treated her at his home over the course of time till she was well enough whereupon he began to show her his home as he sought to reassure her. Diablo had become captivated by Lillian and revealed his true nature to her along with his alchemical arts. This led to the pair becoming lovers and he taught her the ancient arts of alchemy over the course of a year. (Alpha Flight v1 #21)

In Manhattan, he dispatched a homunculus shaped as him to find the Tablet of T'hehly'eh that was buried from a time when ancient man worshipped unspeakable N'garai gods. With it, he intended to use to shatter the barrier 'twixt worlds to free Diablo which was within his possession but he was opposed by Silverclaw. (Avengers v3 #40)


Personality and attributes

Powers and abilities

In times of desperation, he was able to draw upon ingredients derived from his own body. (Spider-Man v1 #20)

He could use Transfiguration Oil allowing him to take on the feature of another person for some time. (Spider-Man v1 #20)

Among the homunculi he could create were facsimiles of himself that he used as extensions of his will to accomplish goals for him. Diablo was able to call forth a creature called the Petrachanus with this being a multi-legged insectile beast formed from rubble. (Avengers v3 #40) Long ago, he was able to summon a relatively simple elemental named as Electroll. These electrical demons were capable of near unlimited potential in the modern age due to the creation of technology. (Spider-Man v1 #20) With the Talismans of Power, he was able to create non-sentient entities that were each based on the four elements with these being the Elementals of Doom. (Fantastic Four v1 #232) Among his most powerful creations was the Elematrix that was a large golem composed of the four elements. (Alpha Flight v1 #102)


  • Diablo was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby where he made his first appearance in Fantastic Four v1 #30 (September, 1964).

Alternate Versions

In other media


Video games

  • In Marvel: Contest of Champions, Diablo appeared as a playable character in the mobile video game.


  • Fantastic Four v1:
  • Alpha Flight v1:
  • Spider-Man v1:
  • Avengers v3:

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