Name: Mr. Van Vliet
Other Names: van Vliet
First Appearance: The Defenders (vol. 1) #148 (Oct. 1985): "The Kicksaws Consignment"
Number of Appearances: 1
Enemy of: Minerva Bannister
Note: specialized in occult antiques
Mr. Van Vliet specialized in occult antiques. He was trying to purchase the ancient artifact known as the Lesser Grey God. He learned that Minerva Bannister (a wealthy, evil woman) was seeking the Lesser Grey God as well. She wanted to use the artifact to become a vampire.
When Van Vliet learned she was after the artifact, he committed suicide.
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