Name: The Hellfire Serpent
First Appearance: The Defenders (vol. 1) #121 (July 1983): "Savior!"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 6
Enemy of: Terror
Gender: not applicable
Note: snake possessed by Daimon Hellstrom's Darksoul
The Hellfire Serpent was a snake possessed by Daimon Hellstrom's Darksoul. The snake was worshipped by a religious group known as the Order of the Hellfire Serpent, based in a temple in the Himalayas.
The supernatural "hero" known as Terror tore the Hellfire Serpent's fangs out and used them empower Mikal Dragonmekas (a.k.a. "Hellfire") with Darksoul power.
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