Gideon Blaine

The Religious Affiliation of
Gideon Blaine

Religion: magician; ghost CBR Scale: M

Name: Gideon Blaine

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Werewolf by Night (vol. 1) #34 (Oct. 1975): "Not All the Shades of Death, Nor Evil's Majesty"

Creators: Doug Moench, Don Perlin

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

Number of Appearances: 4

Enemy of: Soul-Eater

Family/Relative: Mrs. Blaine (wife)

Helped: Werewolf By Night, Topaz, Buck Cowan

Occupation: wizard

Race: white

Gender: male

Note: 19th Century magician; sacrificed self to save Buck Cowan

When Gideon Blaine first appeared, he did not appear in his true form. He was a ghost inhabiting Marcosa House. Jack Russell and companions (including Buck Cowan and Topaz) came to Marcosa House to investigate paranormal phenomena there. Blaine appeared as the ghost of a Translyvanian peasant and claimed he was the spirit of the first person to become a werewolf under the familiar lycanthropy curse which Jack Russell inherited. At one point, Gideon Blaine's ghost even transformed into a werewolf and attacked Jack Russell and his friends.

Later the ghost of Gideon Blaine told them the truth about who he was - that he was a 19th Century magician whose beloved wife was killed by the evil and sadistic sorcerer Belaric Marcosa. In seeking vengeance, Gideon himself became one of Marcosa's many victims.

This character is in the following 4 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Werewolf by Night

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