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Pandemonia was a Marvel Comics character who was the succubus daughter of a lesser chaos lord that terrorized Central Europe during the Middle Ages. She made her first appearance in X-Force #80. Exiled and imprisoned on Mount Sorcista in Latveria by a gypsy sorcerer for nearly six centuries, she was released by members of X-Force and then attempted to enslave the group.
Her plans failed when she was banished by Dani Moonstar and Jennifer Kale to a different plane of existence. Her current situation is unknown.
- Name: Pandemonia
- Aliases: None
- Species: Succubus
- Gender: Female
- Homeworld: Chaos Plane
- Known Relatives: Unidentified Lesser Chaos Lord (Father), Unidentified (Mother)
- Height: 7'
- Weight: 220 pounds
- Eyes: White
- Hair: White
- First Appearance: X-Force #80 (1998), X-Force #85 (1999)
- Significant Issues: Took control of Locus (X-Force #80, 1998), Took control of X-Force members, banished by Jennifer Kale (X-Force #85, 1999)
- Other Appearances: Mystic Arcana: The Book of Marvel Magic #1 (2007)
Pandemonia was the succubus daughter of a lesser Chaos Lord and an unidentified mother who terrorized central Europe through the Middle Ages. She feasted on the life force of her servants and transformed villages into her own version of hell. Her reign of terror was finally ended when a Romani sorcerer imprisoned her on Mount Sorcista in what would become the country of Latveria.
When the space-warping mutant terrorist known as Locus teleported herself and X-Force member Skids to Mount Sorcista, she broke through the mystical boundaries that held Pandemonia prisoner. The ancient succubus easily overcame the two girls, using her powerful magic to capture them, and then imprison them in her dungeon. Etching her mystic symbol onto the Locus' forehead, Pandemonia managed to gain control of the young mutants mind. When Skids tried to escape, the succubus placed a mind-controlling sigil on her forehead as well.
Pandemonia then commanded Locus to teleport all of them to the X-Forces home in San Francisco where she ambushed and took control of Skids' teammates Meltdown, Sunspot, Siryn, and Proudstar. Pandemonia used her powers to reshape X-Force's warehouse headquarters into a dark Gothic castle and her possessed X-Force were preparing to attack at her command when Cannonball, Moonstar and Jesse Bedlam returned from an exercise session. Because of her status as a former Valkyrie, Dani Moonstar proved immune to Pandemonia's sigil. This unforeseen resistance disrupted Pandemonia's focus and Moonstar was able to evade her mind-controlled comrades and escaped with Bedlam and Cannonball.
Desperate to find away to combat Pandemonia's magic, the trio searched through occult bookstores and eventually came into contact with the sorceress Jennifer Kale. Kale was able to gather a remarkable amount of information about Pandemonia in a mystic tome that she referred to as her "handy Demonic Concordance." The Concordence revealed Pandemonia's history and gave Kale valuable secrets that she would be able to use against the succubus.
Realizing they needed to strike quickly while Pandemonia was still weak from her centuries of isolation, Kale led the trio of young heroes in an assault. While Moonstar, Cannonball and Bedlam held off their ensorcelled friends, Kale cast a spell which revealed Pandemonia's gruesome true appearance and released the possessed mutants from her control. Kale was then able to banish Pandemonia, not just to her prison in Mount Sorcista, but to her far more distant Chaos Plane.
Pandemonia is a succubus and as such has many of the powers of the succubus of legend. She is able to drain the life force from others and can use this energy to rejuvenate and re-energize herself. She is also capable of firing magical blasts and casting illusions that alter her appearance. Her alteration of the X-Force warehouse into a Gothic castle could have been an illusion or a true transformation.
Pandemonia is able to control the minds of others by tracing her Sigil, which resembles a winged pyramid floating over a scalloped half circle, onto the forehead of her victim. By using the Sigil, Pandemonia can take possession of many different minds at the same time with only a minor drain on her energy.