Lydia Varadi

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Lydia Varadi

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Werewolf by Night (vol. 1) #15 (Mar. 1974): "Death of a Monster!"

Creators: Marv Wolfman, Mike Ploog, Frank Chiaramonte

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Dracula, Grigori Russoff

Location: Transylvania, Romania

Race: white

Gender: female

Note: werewolf who infected Jack Russell's 1st werewolf ancestor

In 1795, Lydia was a werewolf. She was kept as a prisoner by the vampire lord himself: Dracula.

It was Lydia who turned Grigori Russoff into a werewolf. (Russoff is the great-great grandfather of Jack Russell, the starring character of Werewolf By Night comic book series, and perhaps the best known werewolf in the contemporary Marvel Universe.)

Although we have seen Lydia Varadi identified as "Lydia Russoff," we believe this is a mistake, conflating Lydia's name with the name of Grigori Russoff's wife Louisa.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Werewolf by Night (vol. 1) #15 (Mar. 1974): "Death of a Monster!"

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