Mephisto (Marvel)

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Mephisto is a male demonic comic supervillain that features in Marvel Comics.



A million years, he appeared on Earth in the form of a fiery snake in order to speak to Fan Fei who was the first Iron Fist in the world and had been banished from K'un-Lun. Mephisto attempted to tempt her into conquering primitive humans and rule them through tyranny but she rejected him. This saw him then stirring the savage Gorgilla tribes and sent them after Fan Fei along with her primitive human charges with her managing to repel these efforts. Mephisto then decided to give an advantage to the Gorgilla King by helping him find the Power Stone of the Infinity Gems thus giving him the strength to overpower the Iron Fist. (Avengers v8 #13)

In an attempt to prevent Doctor Doom's redemption, he resurrected his mother Cynthia von Doom and took on the guise of the Reed Richards as part of a plot to attack him. (Infamous Iron Man v1 #11)

To undo the damage from the Secret Empire, Doctor Strange sought to use magic to restore Las Vegas. However, this created a dimensional breach that attracted the attention of several mystical entities including Mephisto, Dormammu, Nightmare and Shuma-Gorath. All four arrived in a necro-realm to be the first to pass into the breach in order to attack Earth leading to them battling one another. Mephisto proved to be the victor in this engagement where he trapped his competitors in the necro-realm and journeyed through the tear to bring hell on Earth. (Doctor Strange v1 #389)


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  • Mephisto was created by Stan Lee and John Buscema where he made his first appearance in Silver Surfer v1 #3 (December, 1968).

Alternate Versions

In other media



  • In Ghost Rider, Mephisto appeared as a supporting antagonist in the 2007 live-action film where he was portrayed by actor Peter Fonda.

Video games

  • In Marvel: Avengers Alliance, Mephisto appeared as a character in the Facebook video game with his own Dossier.
  • In Marvel: Contest of Champions, Mephisto appeared as a playable character in the mobile video game. The character Morningstar was linked to Mephisto who appeared to the ruthless Queen Haasen after she was imprisoned in an iron maiden for centuries and offered her power to get revenge where he transformed her prison into a suit of armor and gave her a Morningstar weapon. Thus, she became his minion where she found souls for him and sought to change bodies with Guillotine who was the current wielder of La Fleur du Mal that Haasen used during her reign.


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  • Avengers v8:

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